1977 All Broadway marquee lights are dimmed in honor of actor Alfred Lunt who died two days earlier. That is solely the third time as much as that time that such an motion has been taken.
1984 Richard Burton dies on the age of 58. A well-respected stage and movie star, Burton was the unique King Arthur reverse the Guinevere of Julie Andrews within the Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe musical, Camelot. Burton’s movie credit embrace Cleopatra and Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? He additionally appeared on Broadway changing Anthony Perkins in Equus, and reverse Elizabeth Taylor in Personal Lives.
1998 The Broadhurst Theatre briefly turns into a part of the comedy membership circuit as Jerry Seinfeld presents his I am Telling You for the Final Time for 10 performances in 5 nights. The comedian identified for his high-pitched “What’s up with that?” type and his tv sitcom Seinfeld performs a few of his greatest identified routines, then retires the fabric and claims he’ll by no means do any of the jokes once more.
2008 Gregory Doran‘s sold-out manufacturing of Hamlet, starring David Tennant within the title position and Patrick Stewart as Claudius, opens on the Royal Shakespeare Firm’s Courtyard Theatre in Stratford-upon-Avon. The manufacturing later transfers to the West Finish and is filmed for tv broadcast.
2012 Memphis, David Bryan and Joe DiPietro‘s Tony Award-winning musical a few soulful, white radio DJ and his love for a black singer on the daybreak of the Civil Rights motion, ends its run on Broadway after 1,166 performances on the Shubert Theatre.
2014 The Public Theater‘s Shakespeare within the Park manufacturing of King Lear, starring John Lithgow within the title position, opens on the Delacorte Theater. Directed by Daniel Sullivan, the solid additionally contains Annette Bening as Goneril, Jessica Collins as Cordelia, Jessica Hecht as Regan, and Steven Boyer because the Idiot.
2018 Actor Charlotte Rae, greatest identified for enjoying Edna Garrett on TV’s Diff’hire Strokes and its spinoff, The Information of Life, dies at age 92. Her stage appearances included the unique Broadway productions of The Golden Apple and Li’l Abner, Mrs. Peachum within the 1954 Off-Broadway revival of The Three Threepenny Opera, and Jack’s Mom within the 1988 nationwide tour of Into the Woods. She acquired two Tony nominations, for enjoying Mrs. Bardell within the musical Pickwick, and Gertrude, Beryl, and Filigree Bones in Morning, Midday and Evening.
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