PLAYBILL VAULT'S Today in Theatre History: SEPTEMBER 10
10 Sep 2013
1915Fanny Brice is reviewed in Variety for her performance at the Palace. Variety says that when she "learns to refrain from starting to disrobe before she is out of sight of the audience, her new act will be a step — several of them, in fact — in the right direction. "
1959The Crooked Mile opens at London's Cambridge Theater. There are 164 performances of this musical by Peter Wildblood. This tale of about two SoHo street gangs starred Millicent Martin and Elisabeth Welch.
2000Andrew Lloyd Webber's Cats closes after nearly 18 years and 7,485 performances. The final performance, held at 6 PM was for an invitation-only audience. It will keep its position as the longest-running show in Broadway history for just six years, before being overtaken by another Lloyd Webber show, The Phantom of the Opera.
2001Mandy Patinkin kicks off his Kidults concert tour at the Neil Simon Theatre on Broadway.
2012Christopher Curtis and Thomas Meehan's musical Chaplin, depicting the life of screen legend Charlie Chaplin and chronicling the rise and fall of the infamous Little Tramp, opens on Broadway at the Barrymore Theatre for a 135 performance run. Rob McClure stars in the title role, opposite Erin Mackey as wife Oona O'Neil, Christiane Noll as mother Hannah Chaplin, and Jenn Colella as villainous gossip columnist Hedda Hopper.
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