October 31, 2014
01 Jan 2014
1900 Chris and the Wonderful Lamp is based on the Arabian Nights and opens at Hammerstein's Victoria Theatre in New York. This musical, with a book by Glen MacDonough and score by John Philip Sousa, features Edna Wallace Hopper.
1938 Orson Welles and John Houseman produce a series of revivals in New York. Tonight at the Mercury Theatre they open with The Shoemaker's Holiday by Thomas Dekker.
1964 Tennessee Williams opens a revised version of his critically-panned 1963 play The Milk Train Doesn't Stop Here Anymore. But it does even worse than the first version and closes after just 5 performances, despite the presence of Tallulah Bankhead, Tab Hunter and Marian Seldes.
1972 Maurice Chevalier dies today, at 84, in Paris. He made his debut there in 1900. He became a world famous entertainer performing on stage, in music halls, and in films.
1981 Patti LuPone leaves the title role in Evita, the part for which she received rave reviews and a 1980 Tony Award. Her next major role on Broadway will arrive with 1987's revival of Anything Goes.
Today's Birthdays: Lester Wallack 1820. Charles Bickford 1891. Barbara Baxley 1923. Frank Langella 1938. Louise Pitre 1957. Kate Levering 1979.
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