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"Anything Goes" returns to Broadway

Anything Goes is a musical by Cole Porter, Guy Bolton and P. G. Wodehouse. The musical saw several revivals in the US and Britain since its debut. The 2011 Broadway Revival took place at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre. The production won 13 awards, including Tony Award and Outer Critics Circle Award for Best Revival of a Musical.

"Rock of Ages" opens on Broadway at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre

Rock of Ages is a jukebox musical by Chris D’Arienzo that features songs from several well-known rock bands. The Broadway production of the musical opened at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre. It was nominated for 9 Awards, out of which it had won Theatre World Award for Wesley Taylor’s performance as Franz.

"High Spirits" opens on Broadway at the Alvin Theatre

High Spirits is a musical by Hugh Martin and Timothy Gray, based on the play Blithe Spirit. Its only Broadway production opened at the Alvin Theatre after 14 previews. The musical ran there for almost a year, closing after 375 performances. The production was nominated for 8 Tony Awards, yet did not win any.

"South Pacific" opens on Broadway

South Pacific is a musical by Richard Rogers, Oscar Hammerstein and Joshua Logan. It saw its premiere on Broadway, at Majestic Theatre. The production enjoyed huge critical and box-office success. It won 10 Tony Awards, including Best Musical Award. It became the 2nd longest running Broadway Musical to that point.

The first performance of Beethoven's "Missa Solemnis"

The Missa Solemnis in D major, Op. 123, is a solemn mass composed by Ludwig van Beethoven from 1819 to 1823. It was first performed in St. Petersburg, Russia, under the auspices of Beethoven's patron Prince Nikolai Galitzin.

Premiere of Beethoven's "Eroica"

The Symphony No. 3 in E♭ major, Op. 55 is a symphony in four movements by Ludwig van Beethoven. One of the composer's most celebrated works, the Eroica symphony is a large-scale composition that marked the beginning of Beethoven's creative middle-period.

Premiere performance of J. S. Bach's "St John Passion"

Bach's St John Passion was first performed in the St. Nicholas Church in Leipzig, shortly after Bach’s 39th birthday. It is a musically extravagant setting full of bad feeling and intensity yet surprising in its beauty. It is Bach’s the most controversial work.

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