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Broadway revival of 'Sunset Boulevard' opens

Glenn Close reprised her performance as Norma Desmond in a revival on Broadway. Featuring a 40-piece onstage orchestra and a relatively minimalist set, the production began performances at the Palace Theatre before opening officially for a limited run. The cast featured Michael Xavier as Joe Gillis, Siobhan Dillon as Betty Schaefer, and Fred Johanson as Max von Mayerling, all reprising their roles from the 2016 London ENO production.

Shanley's 'Prodigal Son' opens Off-Broadway

Shanley's play, Prodigal Son, which he is directing, is produced Off-Broadway by the Manhattan Theatre Club. It features Timothée Chalamet, Robert Sean Leonard, Annika Boras, Chris McGarry and David Potters. The play concerns a lonely teen from The Bronx who attends a private school in New Hampshire.

Chita Rivera and Liza Minnelli star in 'The Rink'

Chita Rivera co-starred with Liza Minnelli in The Rink, a Kander and Ebb musical collaboration, with book by Terrence McNally, the same trio that created Kiss of the Spider Woman. Both leading ladies received a Tony nomination for Best Actress in a Musical — Rivera won the Tony Award, her first, for her role as Anna, mother to Angel.

Giuseppe Verdi's opera 'Falstaff' premieres in Milan

Falstaff is a comic opera in three acts by the Italian composer Giuseppe Verdi. The libretto was adapted by Arrigo Boito from Shakespeare's The Merry Wives of Windsor and scenes from Henry IV, parts 1 and 2. The work premiered in 1893 at La Scala, Milan. Verdi wrote Falstaff, which was the last of his 28 operas, as he was approaching the age of 80.

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