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'Aladdin' opens on Broadway

Aladdin is a Broadway musical based on the 1992 Disney film of the same name. The story revolves around a poor young man who is granted 3 wishes by a genie in a lamp. The Broadway production opened at the New Amsterdam Theatre. James Monroe won a Tony Award for Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a Musical.

The world-premiere of 'Breakfast at Tiffany's' opens on Broadway

Breakfast at Tiffany’s is a play by Richard Greenberg, based on Truman Capote’s novella of the same name. The Broadway production premiered at the Cort Theatre after a total of 17 previews. The play closed a month later, after only 38 performances. It was directed by Sean Mathias and included Game of Thrones star Emilia Clarke.

'Priscilla Queen of the Desert' opens on Broadway

Priscilla, Queen of the Desert is a musical by Stephan Elliott and Allan Scott that uses various well-known pop songs. The Broadway production opened at the Palace Theatre following its North American debut in Toronto. In addition to Theatre World Award, it won Outer Critics Award, Tony Award and Drama Desk Award for costumes.

'Cyrano - The Musical' closes at Neil Simon NYC after 137 performances

Cyrano: The Musical is a musical based on Edmond Rostand's classic play of the same name. It tells a story about Cyrano de Bergerac, his cousin Roxane, and his friend Christian de Neuvillette. The musical was nominated for 4 Tony Awards, including Best Musical.

'M. Butterfly' opens on Broadway

M. Butterfly is a drama play by David Henry Hwang about East/West cultural stereotypes. The Broadway production of the play opened at the Eugene O’Neill Theatre. John Dexter was the director, while Stuart Ostrow was responsible for the production. It won several awards, including the Tony Award for the Best Play.

Harriet Beecher Stowe's 'Uncle Tom's Cabin' is published in Boston

Uncle Tom's Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe is an anti-slavery novel. It was the best-selling novel of the 19th century. In the 1st year after it was published, 300,000 copies of the novel were sold in the USA and a million copies in Great Britain.

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