1914 After the exposed flesh in The Passing Show of 1914 disturbs Boston mayor Curley, the city's "Purity Squad" threatens producers who allow bare legs in their shows. They agree to have their chorines wear tights and "knee panties."
1959 Although reports had come in recently stating that the new Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe musical was going to be called Jenny Kiss?d Me, the new title is announced today in Variety. It is Camelot, which will open on December 3, 1960.
1981 The original cast of the Manhattan Theatre Club workshop production of Crimes of the Heart are the stars in the Broadway production, which opens tonight at the John Golden Theatre. This Beth Henley play was the 1980 Pulitzer Prize for Drama and ran on Broadway for 535 performances.
1990 Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story opens at the Shubert Theatre tonight. The cast, led by Paul Hipp playing the title role, was under the direction of Rob Bettinson. The show concerns the life of the late rock ?n? roll legend and features Holly's music in the score. The show will run on Broadway for 225 performances.
1990 The woman whose grandchildren introduced her as ?Peter Pan,? Mary Martin, died today. Martin, who was known for her exuberant voice and high-spirited demeanor, will always be remembered for Peter Pan, South Pacific and her portrayal of Maria in the stage version of The Sound of Music. ? By Sam Maher and Steve Luber