PLAYBILL VAULT'S Today In Theatre History: DECEMBER 20
By David Gewirtzman and Robert Viagas, Christopher Reichheld and Anne Bradley
20 Dec 2013
1912Laurette Taylor stars in Peg O' My Heart, written and directed by her husband, J. Hartley Manners. This story of a winsome orphan becomes a vehicle for Taylor, and she will revive it often over the years.
1928Ethel Barrymore gets a theatre named for her, and it drives her to a convent — on stage, that is. The Kingdom of God, Gregorio Martinez Sierra's play, inaugurates the Ethel Barrymore Theatre in New York. Sister Gracia shuns her luxurious upbringing and the love of a young doctor to care for the abandoned. This production will be forced to close after three months when Barrymore is confined to her home with influenza.
2005 New York transit workers begin a three-day strike, shutting down subways and buses--but not theatres--at the height of the holiday rush. The shows go on, with many Broadway actors seen walking or roller-blading to work.
You're invited to spend an evening filled with personal tales of difficult choices, bad breaks, worse men and some of the most glorious songs ever written. It's an intimate evening, up close with a legend.
So pull up a chair and order up a drink. Because she's got a life to sing. Tickets as low as $85!
Fuerza Bruta Wayra
Here Lies Love
On The Town
Piece of My Heart
Scenes From A Marriage
Sex With Strangers
The Country House
The Good and The True
This is Our Youth
You Can't Take It With You