PLAYBILL VAULT'S Today In Theatre History: JANUARY 19
By Robert Viagas and Robert Reichheld and Anne Bradley
19 Jan 2013
1887 Birthday of Alexander Woollcott (1887-1943), actor, author, radio personality, theatre critic of The New York Times, and one of the original members of the Algonquin Round Table is born today. He will appear as an actor in several Broadway shows, and serve as the model for the character of Sheridan Whiteside in George S. Kaufman's comedy, The Man Who Came to Dinner.
1909 What is The Easiest Way? Eugene Walter's play explores the lengths women of the time went to in order to support themselves. This controversial drama was produced and directed by David Belasco.