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Friday, November 9, 2012

PLAYBILL VAULT'S Today In Theatre History: NOVEMBER 9 by David Gewirtzman and Robert Viagas, Anne Bradley and Steve Luber

1818 Playwright and novelist Ivan Turgenev is born in Russia. His most notable play is A Month in the Country, but he will make a bit of history in 2002 when his 150-year-old play Fortune's …

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Wednesday, June 6, 2012

PLAYBILL VAULT'S Today in Theatre History: JUNE 6 by David Gewirtzman and Robert Viagas, Anne Bradley and Ernio Hernandez

1954 Playwright and actor Harvey Fierstein is born today. Fierstein will win Tony Awards for writing and performing in his play Torch Song Trilogy, as well as for his book for the musical La…

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Friday, May 18, 2012

PLAYBILL VAULT'S Today In Theatre History: MAY 18 by David Gewirtzman and Robert Viagas, Anne Bradley and Ernio Hernandez

1923 Sweet Nell of Old Drury runs beyond the season at the 48th Street Theatre in New York. Alfred Lunt stars as Charles II and Laurette Taylor is his mistress Nell Gwynne. Lynn Fontanne and…

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Thursday, March 31, 2011

Today In Theatre History: MARCH 31 by David Gewirtzman and Robert Viagas, Anne Bradley and Ernio Hernandez

1922 Birthday of actor Richard Kiley (1922-1999), who will create memorable roles in mid-20th century musicals, including Kismet, Redhead, No Strings and his signature role, the title charac…

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