1966 Opening night of Frederick Knott's murder mystery Wait Until Dark, about a blind woman stalked by a killer. It runs 374 performances and becomes a staple in stock.
1969Boris Karloff, who came to life on film as Frankenstein's monster, dies today at 82 in Sussex, England. He made his first stage appearance in 1910. In 1941 he appeared in the comedy Arsenic and Old Lace at the Fulton Theatre in New York.
2014Philip Seymour Hoffman, the Academy Award-winning stage and screen actor who brought his own unique presence and deep-delving intelligence to his every role, is found dead in his Manhattan apartment. He starred in three Broadway productions, earning Tony nominations for all three performances: Austin/Lee in True West, James Tyrone, Jr. in Long Day's Journey Into Night and Willy Loman in Death of a Salesman. Hoffman also appeared in and directed numerous Off-Broadway productions, including many at the LAByrinth Theater Company where he was co-artistic director.
Holed up in a seedy motel on the edge of the Mojave Desert, two former lovers unpack the deep secrets and dark desires of their tangled relationship, passionately tearing each other apart. Led by director Daniel Aukin (Back Back Back at MTC, 4,000 Miles), Tony winner Nina Arianda (Venus in Fur at MTC, Born Yesterday) and Sam Rockwell (A Behanding in Spokane, The Way Way Back) bring an explosive intensity to Sam Shepard’s (Buried Child, True West) landmark myth of the new Wild West.