1902 The Toreador is actually a discharged servant who tries bullfighting, mixing with a mad anarchist's bomb plot, and singing too! This musical will be in the arena of Knickerbocker Theatre for 146 performances. Music is provided by Ivan Caryll and Lionel Monckton; Francis Wilson is the man behind the cape.
1937 Walter Huston stars in Othello at the New Amsterdam Theatre in New York. Director Robert Edmond Jones had designed this production for the Opera House in Central City, Colorado before overseeing its odyssey East.
1954 Twelfth Night directed by Denis Carey is at London's Old Vic. The cast includes John Neville, Claire Bloom, and Richard Burton. 1974 Liza Minnelli opens her 23-performance concert engagement at the Winter Garden Theatre. The evening is directed and choreographed by Bob Fosse, features original musical material written by Fred Ebb and John Kander, and includes Marvin Hamlisch as musical coordinator.
1980 Kate Nelligan stars as a former member of the French resistance who searches for meaning in her postwar life in David Hare's drama, Plenty, which opens tonight on Broadway, and runs 92 performances at the Plymouth Theatre.
2005 Richard Foreman, the respected downtown Manhattan theatre auteur, unveil his latest cerebral vaudeville, The Gods Are Pounding My Head (Lumberjack Messiahs) at the Off-Off-Broadway Ontological Theatre. The theatre says it's to be the last in a series that goes back to the 1960s.