8 Moments in Theatre History May 8–12

Video   8 Moments in Theatre History May 8–12
From Fred Astaire and Oscar Hammerstein’s birthdays to 110 in the Shade opening on Broadway.

Take a walk down memory lane with this week's From The Vault. Watch the video to learn what memorable moments happened in theatre history between May 8 and May 12—from 110 in the Shade opening on Broadway to the great Oscar Hammerstein’s birthday.

May 8, 1847: Oscar Hammerstein is born

May 12, 1988: Carrie opens on Broadway

May 10, 1899: Fred Astaire is born

May 11, 1991: Jennifer Damiano is born

May 10, 1994: The Best Little Whorehouse Goes Public opens on Broadway

May 11, 1994: Grease opens on Broadway

May 9, 2007: 110 in the Shade opens on Broadway

May 12, 2013: Jekyll & Hyde opens on Broadway

For more Broadway history facts visit Playbill.com/Vault.

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