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The first Broadway revival of 'The Heidi Chronicles' opens

The Heidi Chronicles is a 1988 drama play by Wendy Wasserstein about Heidi Holland and the changing role of women through 1960s to 1980s. The Broadway revival of the play opened at the Music Box Theatre. Elisabeth Moss appeared in the main role, for which she was nominated for a Tony Award for Best Actress in a Play.

A revival of 'West Side Story' opens on Broadway

West Side Story is a musical by Leonard Bernstein, Stephen Sondheim and Arthur Laurents. It was inspired by Shakespeare’s play Romeo and Juliet. The 2009 Broadway Revival opened at the Palace Theatre. Karen Olivo won Tony Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical for her performance as Anita.

Author Arthur C. Clarke dies at 90

Arthur C. Clarke is famous for co-writing the screenplay for the film 2001: A Space Odyssey. In 1961 he was awarded the Kalinga Prize, an award which is given by UNESCO for popularizing science, and in 1998, he was knighted. He died in Sri Lanka after suffering from respiratory failure.

'Avenue Q' opens at the Vineyard Theatre

Avenue Q is a musical comedy by Robert Lopez, Jeff Marx and Jeff Whitty. In addition to human actors, the show features puppets. It premiered on Off-Broadway, at Vineyard Theatre, in co-production by the Vineyard Theatre and The New Group. It won the Lucille Lortel Award for Best Musical and Outstanding Sound Design.

A Broadway revival of 'Cabaret' opens

Cabaret is a 1966 musical by John Kander, Fred Ebb and Joe Masteroff, based on John Van Druten’s play I Am a Camera. The second Broadway revival of the musical opened at the Kit Kat Klub, a house in Henry Miller’s Theatre, now known as Stephen Sondheim Theatre. It won Tony Award for Best Revival of Musical in addition to several others.

Tennessee Williams' 'Camino Real' premieres in NYC

Camino Real by Tennessee Williams is a play named after its setting, alluded to El Camino Real, a dead-end place in a Spanish-speaking town with sporadic transportation to the outside world. The play deals with coming to terms with the thought of growing older and becoming irrelevant.

The Sydney Harbour Bridge is opened

The Sydney Harbour Bridge is a steel through arch bridge that carries rail, vehicular, bicycle, and pedestrian traffic. It was designed and built by British firm Dorman Long and Co. The opening was accompanied by speeches by the Governor of New South Wales and the Minister for Public Works.

Antônio Carlos Gomes' 'The Guarany' premieres in Milan

The Guarany is an opera ballo composed by Antônio Carlos Gomes, based on the José de Alencae's novel O Guarani. Its libretto was written by Antonio Scalvini and Carlo D'Ormeville. The opera was the 1st Brazilian opera to gain praise outside Brasil.

Charles Gounod's opera 'Mireille' premieres in Paris

Mireille is an opera in 5 acts by Charles Gounod to a French libretto by Michel Carré, based on the Frédéric Mistral's poem Mireio. The opera takes place in the 19th Century Provance. It premiered at the Théâtre Lyrique in Paris.

Charles Gounod's opera 'Faust' premieres in Paris

Faust is a grand opera in five acts by Charles Gounod to a French libretto by Jules Barbier and Michel Carré. The opera is loosely based on Johann Wolfgang von Goethe's Faust, Part One. It debuted at the Théâtre Lyrique on the Boulevard du Temple in Paris.

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