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"Latin History for Morons" opens Off-Broadway

Latin History for Morons was a show about the participation of Latin Americans throughout US history. The show premiered Off-Broadway at the Public Theater before moving to Studio 54. Latin History for Morons was nominated for the 2018 Tony Award for Best Play.

"The King's Speech" opens on West End

The King's Speech is a play written by David Seidler and based on the 2010 Academy Award-winning movie of the same name. The success of the movie encouraged producers to bring the story to the stage as originally intended. The play was staged at the Wyndham's Theatre on London's West End.

"How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying" opens on Broadway

How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying is a musical by Frank Loesser and book by Abe Burrows, Jack Weinstock, and Willie Gilbert, based on Shepherd Mead's 1952 book of the same name. A 50th-anniversary Broadway revival directed and choreographed by Rob Ashford and starring Daniel Radcliffe and John Larroquette opened at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre and ran for 473 performances.

"Gypsy" returns to Broadway

Gypsy is a musical with music by Jule Styne, lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, and a book by Arthur Laurents. The Encores! production was a success, and despite Ben Brantley's somewhat negative review of LuPone's performance in The New York Times, the show transferred to Broadway, where it opened at the St. James Theatre.

Andrew Lloyd Webber and Richard Stilgoe's "Starlight Express" premieres

The premiere of Starlight Express took place at the West End Apollo Victoria Theatre, in the Westminster District of London. It became one of the longest running musicals in West End, running 7408 performances. Musical features actors with roller skates, performing as trains competing to become the „Fastest Engine in the World“.

Neil Simon's "Brighton Beach Memoirs" premieres on Broadway

Brighton Beach Memoirs Broadway premiere took place at the Alvin Theatre, later transferring to the 46th Street Theatre. It is a semi-autobiographical comedy, set during The Great Depression. It focuses on teenager Eugene and his puberty experiences. The play was received well and achieved popularity on Broadway.

Architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe is born

Mies was born in Aachen, Germany. He worked at several local design firms, before moving to Berlin. He became an apprentice at an architectural studio, where he spent 4 years. He was recognized for his talent and even with the lack of formal education, began designing upper-class homes, eventually becoming an accomplished architect.

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