20 May 2015
1919Guy Bolton and P.G. Wodehouse call this Kissing Time at London's Winter Garden Theatre. Ivan Caryll provides the music for this tale of complications arising when French ladies carry on correspondence with younger men during the war. The lips will lock for 430 performances.
1969 La Corporation du Grand Theatre de Quebec is founded to promote the arts in Quebec City, Canada. The building has a large 1800 seat theatre for operas, concerts, and dramas; a 300-600 seat flexible room for plays, and a music conservatory for the 250-350 students.
1990 The fateful four in Forever Plaid harmonize their way to Off Broadway's Steve McGraw's Supper Club (years later renamed the Triad Theatre), where the show opens tonight. Stan Chandler, David Engel, Jason Graae and Guy Stroman comprise the cast of Stuart Ross' musical about a quartet who get to perform their last show they never made it to.
2001Seussical, the Broadway musical based on the stories of Dr. Seuss, closes after a tumultuous seven-month run.
2001The Producers wins most of the top musical prizes in the Drama Desk Awards, setting the stage for its record-breaking Tony Award win a few weeks later.
2012 Peter Gethers and Daniel Okrent's Old Jews Telling Jokes, an evening of comedy whose title says it all, opens Off-Broadway at the Westside Theatre. The revue stars Bill Army, Marilyn Sokol, Todd Susman, Audrey Lynn Weston and Lenny Wolpe.
Holed up in a seedy motel on the edge of the Mojave Desert, two former lovers unpack the deep secrets and dark desires of their tangled relationship, passionately tearing each other apart. Led by director Daniel Aukin (Back Back Back at MTC, 4,000 Miles), Tony winner Nina Arianda (Venus in Fur at MTC, Born Yesterday) and Sam Rockwell (A Behanding in Spokane, The Way Way Back) bring an explosive intensity to Sam Shepard’s (Buried Child, True West) landmark myth of the new Wild West.