08 May 2015
1892 Birthday of opera singer Ezio Pinza (1892-1957) who made two memorable Broadway appearances, in Fanny and South Pacific, the latter creating the role of Emile deBecque and singing "Some Enchanted Evening."
2002 Freud and fascism meet in New York Theatre Workshop's Vienna: Lusthaus (revisited), a dance-theatre piece conceived and directed by Martha Clarke, with music by Richard Peaslee and text by Charles L. Mee.
2005Benjamin Mordecai III, 60, the Broadway producer associated with some of the most esteemed American plays of the last 25 years, including the works of August Wilson, dies after a long illness.
Set in the magical world of La Belle Epoque Paris, where fashion, glamour, and passion prevail, Lerner and Loewe's celebrated musical is a romantic comedy about one young woman's journey to find her true self... and her true love.