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"Indecent" opens at Broadway's Cort Theatre

Indecent is a play by Paula Vogel. It recounts the controversy surrounding the play God of Vengeance by Sholem Asch, which was produced on Broadway in 1923, for which the cast of the original production was arrested on the grounds of obscenity. In 2017, the production moved to Broadway where it opened at the Cort Theatre.

"Hamilton" wins Pulitzer Prize for Drama

Hamilton: An American Musical is a sung-and-rapped through musical about the life of American Founding Father Alexander Hamilton, with music, lyrics and book by Lin-Manuel Miranda, inspired by the 2004 biography Alexander Hamilton by historian Ron Chernow. Hamilton premiered on Broadway at the Richard Rodgers Theatre.

James Corden stars in "One Man, Two Guvnors"

One Man, Two Guvnors is a play by Richard Bean, an English adaptation of Servant of Two Masters, a 1743 Commedia dell'arte style comedy play by the Italian playwright Carlo Goldoni. The play then premiered on Broadway at the Music Box Theatre. James Corden reprised his role for American audiences.

Broadway revival of "La Cage aux Folles" opens

La Cage aux Folles is a musical with a book by Harvey Fierstein and lyrics and music by Jerry Herman. A transfer of the 2008 London revival to Broadway opened at the Longacre Theatre, directed by Johnson and Page, with cast members A.J Shively, Robin de Jesús, Fred Applegate, Veanne Cox and Christine Andreas.

"The Light in the Piazza" opens at the Vivian Beaumont Theatre

The Light in the Piazza is a musical with a book by Craig Lucas and music and lyrics by Adam Guettel. The Broadway production opened at the Vivian Beaumont Theater in Lincoln Center, where it ran for 504 performances. The cast featured Victoria Clark, Kelli O'Hara, Matthew Morrison, Michael Berresse and Sarah Uriarte Berry.

"Thoroughly Modern Millie" opens on Broadway

Thoroughly Modern Millie is a musical with music by Jeanine Tesori, lyrics by Dick Scanlan, and a book by Richard Morris and Scanlan. After a long production history, the musical premiered on Broadway at the Marquis Theatre, directed by Michael Mayer. The original cast included Sutton Foster as Millie and Marc Kudisch as Trevor.

"Beauty and the Beast" opens at the Palace Theatre

Beauty and the Beast is a musical with music by Alan Menken, lyrics by Howard Ashman and Tim Rice, and book by Linda Woolverton. The musical opened on Broadway at the Palace Theatre. Directed by Robert Jess Roth, the original Broadway cast included Susan Egan as Belle, Terrence Mann as the Beast, and Burke Moses as Gaston.

Alice Walker author of "The Color Purple" receives Pulitzer Prize

The Color Purple is an epistolary novel by Alice Walker who won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction and the National Book Award for Fiction. It was later adapted into a film and musical of the same name. Taking place mostly in rural Georgia, the story focuses on the life of African-American women in the Southern United States in the 1930s.

Alex Haley author of "Roots" receives Pulitzer Prize

Roots: The Saga of an American Family is a novel written by Alex Haley. It tells the story of Kunta Kinte, an 18th-century African, captured as an adolescent, sold into slavery in Africa, transported to North America. Haley received a Pulitzer Prize for his book, and the TV series won several major awards.

"Side by Side by Sondheim" opens on Broadway

Side by Side by Sondheim is a musical revue featuring the songs of the Broadway and film composer Stephen Sondheim. Its title is derived from the song "Side by Side by Side" from Company. The Broadway production, directed by Sherrin, opened at the Music Box Theatre, and later transferred to the now-demolished Morosco Theatre.

The 30th Tony Awards

The 30th Annual Tony Awards was held at the Shubert Theatre and broadcast by ABC television. The theme of the show was "The Ones That Got Away", a medley of memorable songs from past musicals that did not win the Tony. Richard Burton performed a scene from Hamlet.

The cornerstone of the current St. Peter's Basilica is laid

The Papal Basilica of St. Peter in the Vatican is an Italian Renaissance church in Vatican City, the papal enclave within the city of Rome. Construction of the present basilica, which would replace Old St. Peter's Basilica from the 4th century AD, began in April 1506 and was completed in November 1626.

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