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"Amélie" debuts on Broadway

Amélie is a musical based on the 2001 romantic comedy film with music by Daniel Messé, lyrics by Messé and Nathan Tysen and a book by Craig Lucas. The musical opened on Broadway at the Walter Kerr Theatre. Direction is by Pam MacKinnon with musical staging and choreography by Sam Pinkleton.

Broadway revival of "South Pacific" opens

South Pacific is a musical composed by Richard Rodgers, with lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II and book by Hammerstein and Joshua Logan. A Broadway revival opened at Lincoln Center's Vivian Beaumont Theater. Bartlett Sher directed, with musical staging by Christopher Gattelli and associate choreographer Joe Langworth.

A revival of "The Music Man" begins previews

The Music Man is a musical with book, music, and lyrics by Meredith Willson, based on a story by Willson and Franklin Lacey. A Broadway revival, directed and choreographed by Susan Stroman, opened at the Neil Simon Theatre, where it ran for 699 performances and 22 previews.

Writer Graham Greene dies

Graham Greene, an English novelist, died of leukemia and was buried in Corseaux cemetery. Through his works, including over 25 novels, he explored the ambivalent moral and political issues of the modern world, often through a Catholic perspective.

Samuel Beckett's "Endgame" premieres in London

Endgame by Samuel Beckett is a one-act play with 4 characters. The play premiered at the Royal Court Theatre in London, in a French-language production directed by Roger Bin. It is considered one of the Beckett's most important works.

Writer Washington Irving is born

Washington Irving, an American author, and diplomat is best known for his short stories called Rip Van Winkle and The Legend of Sleepy Hollow. He also wrote biographies of Oliver Goldsmith, Muhammad, and George Washington. From 1842 to 1846, he served as the U.S. ambassador to Spain.

Anniversaries of the (in)famous

born 1924

Marlon Brando

born 1958

Alec Baldwin