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21/03/1957 Tennessee Williams' "Orpheus Descending" premieres in NYC

Orpheus Descending is a rewrite of Williams's play „Battle of Angels“ from 1940. It is a modernized retelling of the ancient Greek legend about Orpheus. The play premiered and ran briefly on Broadway with modest success. It later had 2 movie adaptations and also appeared as two-act opera by Bruce Saylor and J. D. McClatchy.