1999 Rebecca Gilman's new play, Spinning Into Butter, opens at Chicago's Goodman Studio tonight. After extending three times, the play will move on to Lincoln Center Theater's Off-Broadway venue, the Mitzi Newhouse Theatre, June 29, 2000 and officially open July 26 for a run through Sept. 16.
2001 Hours after struggling musical Jane Eyre announces its closing, singer Alanis Morrissette steps forward and writes a check to keep the show open, in hopes that it will win some life-saving awards to buck the Producers tide. Star Marla Schaffel wins the Drama Desk Award as Best Actress in a Musical a few days later, but when the show gets shut out of the Tony Awards, it plays its final performance June 10.
When her father dies unexpectedly, graphic novelist Alison dives deep into her past to tell the story of the volatile, brilliant, one-of-a-kind man whose temperament and secrets defined her family and her life.