By Robert Viagas
and Christopher Reichheld and Anne Bradley
05 Dec 2012
1927 The Shubert Theatre Corporation notes to the New York Stock Exchange that it owns 104 first-class theatres, and by this date 60 percent of all first-class legitimate theatre productions are housed in Shubert theatres.
1930 Overture, a drama by William Bolitho, opens tonight at the Longacre Theatre. The story deals with a post-war rebellion in Germany. The cast of the 41 performance run includes Pat O'Brien, William Foran and Barbara Robbins.
2001 Barely 12 weeks after the 9/11 terror attacks, Pulitzer-winner Tony Kushner debuts a drama about the conflicts in the Middle East, Homebody/Kabul, at New York Theatre Workshop. The piece was programmed and planned long before the tragedy. As a work-in-progress, it had a run at London's Chelsea Theatre Centre in 1999 starring British actress Kika Markham.
2002 Broadway reverberates with Brian Stokes Mitchell's baritone singing "The Impossible Dream" when he opens a revival of Man of La Mancha at the Martin Beck Theatre, co-starring Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio as Dulcinea and Ernie Sabella as Sancho. It runs six months.