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'Sunday in the Park with George' opens on Broadway

Sunday in the Park with George is a musical created by Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine. It is centered around George, a painter working on his masterpiece, and his great-grandson. Its limited-run revival on Broadway took place at the Hudson Theatre. The play had been withdrawn from Tony Award consideration by producers.

Brecht's 'Galileo' opens Off-Broadway

Life of Galileo or just “Galileo” is a play written by Bertolt Brecht in 1938. It opened Off-Broadway, following the previews on East 13th Street in Manhattan under the production of Classic Stage Company. The drama explores the question of a scientist’s social and ethical responsibility and Galileo’s choice between life and his work.

Danielle Steel’s novel 'Big Girl' is published

Big Girl, the 80th novel by Danielle Steel, was published by Delacorte Press. In the novel, Steel celebrates the virtues of unconventional beauty while exploring deeply resonant issues of weight, self-image, sisterhood, and family. The main character of the story is a girl named Victoria Dawson.

'The Pajama Game' opens at the American Airlines Theatre

The Pajama Game is a musical based on Richard Bissell’s novel 7½ Cents. The musical went through a number of revivals since its original cast. Its 2006 revival on Broadway included 3 added songs by Richard Adler. It ran for 129 performances and 41 previews. It won several awards, including Tony Award for Best Revival of a Musical.

George Bernard Shaw's 'Misalliance' premieres in London

Misalliance by George Bernard Shaw was written during 1909–1910. The play takes place entirely on a single Saturday afternoon in the conservatory of a large country house in Hindhead, Surrey in Edwardian era England. It premiered in the Duke of York's Repertory Theatre.

Poet John Keats dies at 25

John Keats was one of the main figures of the second generation of Romantic poets, along with Lord Byron and Percy Bysshe Shelley. His poetry is characterized by sensual imagery, most notably in the series of odes. His work includes the famous sonnet called On First Looking into Chapman's Homer.

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