By David Gewirtzman
and Anne Bradley and Ernio Hernandez
08 Mar 2013
1932 Bert Lahr and Lupe Velez star in Hot-Cha! a musical by Mark Hellinger, Ray Henderson and Lew Brown. It runs 119 performances at the Ziegfeld Theatre. It's the last original musical produced by impresario Florenz Ziegfeld, who dies four months later.
1960 At the movies, Alfred Hitchcock's "Psycho" was opening, but star Anthony Perkins was returning to the stage to make his musical debut in Frank Loesser's Greenwillow. The production opens today at Broadway's Alvin Theatre.
1999 Everybody's Ruby, Thulani Davis' drama based on a true murder and the writer, Zora Neale Hurston, who covered the trial, opens tonight at the Joseph Papp Public/Anspacher Theater. Phylicia Rashad stars, with staging by Kenny Leon.
1999 Don't be afraid... Night Must Fall. Or maybe you should be. Matthew Broderick stars as Danny, smiling and sinister, in this revival of Emlyn Williams's 1936 thriller. Judy Parfitt and J. Smith-Cameron also star. John Tillinger directs at Broadway's Lyceum Theatre.