PLAYBILL VAULT'S Today In Theatre History: APRIL 20
20 Apr 2014
1908 The four Cohans (George, Helen, Jerry and Josephine) are the stars of The Yankee Prince. George M. Cohan wrote, directed and co-produced this musical at Broadway's Knickerbocker Theatre. It will run 119 performances.
1927 Russian-born Sam Levene makes his Broadway debut in Wall Street at the Hudson Theatre. He studied acting at the American Academy of Dramatic Art. He will later play Nathan Detroit in Guys and Dolls.
1951Davis Snow's The Long Days aren't very. Frances Starr plays a domineering mother who drives her husband and three sons to drink. She tossed her meddlesome daughter-in-law into an asylum and one night accidentally kills the one lush who was loyal to her. Three performances at the Empire Theatre on Broadway will be plenty.
1999Emlyn Williams' Night Must Fall, which opened in March 8 at the Lyceum Theatre, reopens tonight at the Helen Hayes Theatre. The production was scheduled to close April 11, but star Matthew Broderick decides to stay on with the show, making the transfer viable. The thriller focuses on a psychopathic bellboy and the spell he casts on several women in an English country house.
2011 Following a 2009 London premiere, the musical stage adaptation Sister Act – featuring a score by Alan Menken and Glenn Slater – opens in New York at the Broadway Theatre. Patina Miller stars as a singer on the run who transforms the lives of a convent full of nuns when she hides out among them.
Radio City Christmas Spectacular: Buy One, Get One Free!
The Rockettes® dazzle in brilliant dance numbers and Radio City® shines with the joy of the season.
Follow Santa on his sleigh ride, see ice skaters swirl across the stage, and catch a snowflake or two
in this immersive theatrical experience like no other. And this year, delight in the magic of Santa’s enchanted toy factory! We’re bringing back a fan favorite to Santa’s workshop, with charming ragdolls that come to life.