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"The King and I" returns to Broadway

The King and I is the fifth musical by the team of composer Richard Rodgers and dramatist Oscar Hammerstein II. The Broadway revival opened in 2015 at the Vivian Beaumont Theater. The production was directed by Bartlett Sher and starred Kelli O'Hara as Anna and Ken Watanabe, as the King, in his American stage debut.

Broadway revival of "Of Mice and Men" opens

Of Mice and Men is a play adapted from John Steinbeck's 1937 novel of the same name. The most recent revival, produced in 2014, opened on Broadway at Longacre Theatre. It was directed by Anna D. Shapiro with cast members James Franco, Chris O'Dowd and Leighton Meester.

The world premiere of "In Masks Outrageous and Austere"

In Masks Outrageous and Austere is the final full-length play of Tennessee Williams. The play’s literary roots for characters and situations can be found in Williams’ 1945 short story "Tent Worms". The play finally received its world premiere in New York City in April 2012, directed by David Schweizer and starring Shirley Knight as Babe.

"Jesus Christ Superstar" returns to Broadway

Jesus Christ Superstar is a 1970 rock opera with music by Andrew Lloyd Webber and lyrics by Tim Rice. The musical was revived on Broadway at the Ford Center for the Performing Arts in 2000, starring Glenn Carter as Jesus and Tony Vincent as Judas. It opened to mixed reviews and ran for 161 performances.

Composer Henry Mancini is born

Enrico "Henry" Mancini was an American composer, conductor, and arranger, who is best remembered for his film and television scores. Often cited as one of the greatest composers in the history of film, he won four Academy Awards, a Golden Globe, and twenty Grammy Awards, plus a posthumous Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award.

Artist Madame Tussaud dies

Anna Maria Tussaud was a French artist known for her wax sculptures and Madame Tussauds, the wax museum she founded in London. She died in her sleep in London at the age of 88. She is one of the main characters in the book Faces of the Dead by Suzanne Weyn.

Anniversaries of the (in)famous

born 1984

Claire Foy

born 1965

Jon Cryer

born 1954

Ellen Barkin