1937 Ethel Barrymore and Dudley Diggs star in The Ghost of Yankee Doodle. Written by Sidney Howard, the play deals with a woman pacifist whose industrialist family stands to profit from selling arms to Japan. It runs for 48 performances.
1949 Katharine Cornell is That Lady, a princess confined in her castle by a jealous monarch. Guthrie McClintic stages the Kate O'Brien play.
1950 For just 30 nights audiences can experience The Relapse, or Virtue in Danger. Cyril Ritchard revives Sir John Vanbrugh's Restoration comedy at the Morosco Theatre.
1965 Mitch Leigh and Joe Darion are living "The Impossible Dream" tonight as their musical, Man of La Mancha, opens tonight at the ANTA Theatre. This pre-Broadway run starred people who would comprise the original Broadway cast including Richard Kiley in the title role. His co-stars included Irving Jacobson, Joan Denier, Ray Middleton and Robert Rounseville. This production will run at ANTA for 2,238 performances before moving to Broadway in 1970.
1979 Tonight is the official opening of Adelaide Court/Cour Adelaide in Toronto, Canada. The old York County Courthouse has been renovated at a cost of $2.3 million and houses the Adelaide Theatre and the Cort Theatre. 1999 The Joseph Papp Public Theatre continues to foster up-and- coming playwright Suzan-Lori Parks as her second production there, In the Blood, opens tonight. A modern-day "Scarlet Letter," In the Blood follows an unmarried mother struggling to raise her children. It ran 32 performances.