By David Gewirtzman
and Anne Bradley and Ernio Hernandez
06 May 2014
1990 Stephen Flaherty and Lynn Ahrens' musical Once on this Island, based upon the novel "My Love, My Love" by Rosa Guy, opens Off-Broadway tonight. The show will transfer to the Booth Theatre on Broadway Oct 18, 1990 and run 469 performances.
1999 Peter Parnell adapts the John Irving novel into Cider House Rules: Here at St. Clouds, the first part of the two-part play which opens at Off-Broadway's Atlantic Theater Company. Tom Hulce and Jane Jones co-direct the cast that includes Colm Meaney, Ross Gibby and Josh Hamilton.
2003 Vanessa Redgrave and Brian Dennehy star in a Broadway revival of Eugene O'Neill's Long Day's Journey Into Night that will go on to win Tony Awards as Best Revival and Best Actress in a Play (Redgrave).
2008 Glory Days, a coming-of-age pop musical, written by young newcomers Nick Blaemire (music and lyrics) and James Gardiner (book), opens on Broadway at the Circle in the Square Theatre, following a hit run at the Signature Theatre in Virgina. Its stay is brief, however: it closes after 17 previews and a single performance.
2013 The world premiere of Nikolai and the Others, Richard Nelson's play that imagines a weekend shared by Russian artists George Balanchine, Igor Stravinsky, Nikolai Nabokov and more, opens Off-Broadway at Lincoln Center Theater's Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater. Directed by David Cromer, the cast includes Michael Cerveris, John Glover, Alvin Epstein, Stephen Kunken and Blair Brown.