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.