1934 Gordon Daviot's historical play Queen of Scots plays at London's New Theatre. Gwen Ffrangcon-Davies is Mary and Laurence Olivier is Lord Bothwell. It earns 106 performances. 1980 Chinese traditions vs. Americanization is the focus of FOB which opens at the Public Theater today. David Henry Hwang's drama, set in a small restaurant in California will, win OBIEs for Best Play and for star John Lone.
1997 Michael Mayer directs a production of Peter Hedges' Baby Anger which opens at Playwrights Horizons tonight. The play stars Kristen Johnston and John Pankow as the stressed parents of a boy who gets cast in an award-winning commercial as a girl.
Today's Birthdays: Robert Preston 1918. Alexis Smith 1921. Jerry Stiller 1927. Joan Rivers 1933. Julianna Margulies 1966.