Playbill Vault's Today In Theatre History: April 28
28 Apr 2015
1900 Cho-Cho San and her passionate and tragic love illuminate David Belasco's adaptation of John Luther Long's story, Madame Butterfly. It is oddly paired on a double bill at The Duke of York's Theatre in London, with a comedy by Jerome K. Jerome, Miss Hobbs. Giacomo Puccini will later use the Belasco play as the basis for his opera.
1976 As a woman who rarely left her home but had an intricate imagination, Julie Harris is Emily Dickinson. Playwright William Luce calls the poet The Belle of Amherst. This one-woman show will inhabit the Longacre Theatre on Broadway for 15 weeks and become one of Harris' signature roles.