Playbill Vault's Today in Theatre History: September 10
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Playbill Vault’s Today in Theatre History: September 10


1915 Fanny Brice is reviewed in Selection for her efficiency on the Palace. Selection says that when she “learns to chorus from beginning to disrobe earlier than she is out of sight of the viewers, her new act will probably be a step—a number of of them, actually—in the suitable course.”

1942 Josephine Bentham and Herschel Williams’ comedy Janie begins a 642-performance run at Henry Miller’s Theatre. Antoinette Perry directs the play about three teenage ladies who throw a secret occasion for troopers at a neighboring military camp.

1959 The Crooked Mile opens at London’s Cambridge Theatre. There are 164 performances of the musical by Peter Wildblood. The story of two Soho avenue gangs stars Millicent Martin and Elisabeth Welch.

2000 Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Cats closes on Broadway after almost 18 years and seven,485 performances. The ultimate efficiency is held at 6 PM for an invitation-only viewers. It retains its place because the longest-running present in Broadway historical past for simply six years, earlier than being overtaken by one other Lloyd Webber present, The Phantom of the Opera. Cats returns to Broadway sixteen years later, in a revival starring Leona Lewis as Grizabella.

2001 Mandy Patinkin kicks off his Kidults live performance tour on the Neil Simon Theatre on Broadway.

2002 The primary nationwide tour of The Producers launches in Pittsburgh, starring Lewis J. Stadlen and Don Stephenson as Max Bialystock and Leo Bloom.

2012 Christopher Curtis and Thomas Meehan’s musical Chaplin, depicting the lifetime of display screen legend Charlie Chaplin and chronicling the rise and fall of the notorious Little Tramp, opens on Broadway on the Barrymore Theatre for a 135 efficiency run. Rob McClure stars within the title function, reverse Erin Mackey as spouse Oona O’Neil, Christiane Noll as mom Hannah Chaplin, and Jenn Colella as villainous gossip columnist Hedda Hopper.

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2016 Enjoyable Dwelling, Jeanine Tesori and Lisa Kron’s Tony Award-winning musical primarily based on Alison Bechdel’s graphic memoir, closes on Broadway after 582 performances.

In the present day’s Birthdays: Thomas Jefferson 1856. Adele Astaire 1896. Brian Murray 1937. Harry Groener 1951. Amy Irving 1953. Kate Burton 1957. Jeff Marx 1970. Misty Copeland 1982.

Watch highlights from the 2012 Broadway manufacturing of Chaplin:

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