1932 Ernest Truex and Claire Trevor are Whistling in the Dark at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre. This melodramatic farce by Laurence Gross and Edward Childs Carpenter deals with a novelist being held captive by bandits who want him to work out the perfect murder plot.
1956 Tyrone Guthrie directs Anthony Quayle in Christopher Marlowe's 16th century epic Tamburlaine the Great at the Winter Garden Theatre. It runs only 20 performances, but gives one thing to posterity: it's the Broadway debut of William Shatner, later Captain Kirk on TV's "Star Trek."
1978 James Earl Jones portrays Paul Robeson at the Lunt Fontanne Theatre. This drama by Philip Dean will play 45 performances before moving to the Booth Theatre. Here it will run in repertory with Ntozake Shange's For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide / When the Rainbow Is Enuf.