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"Hadestown" opens Off-Broadway

Hadestown: The Myth. The Musical is a 2016 stage musical adaptation of the 2010 folk opera concept album by the same name by Anaïs Mitchell. Like the original concept album, Hadestown tells a version of the ancient Greek myth of Orpheus and Eurydice, where Orpheus journeys to the underworld to rescue his fiancée Eurydice.

"Pauline" by Margaret Atwood and Tobin Stokes premieres in Vancouver

Commissioned by City Opera of Vancouver, the opera is set in Vancouver in March 1913 during the final days in the life of the Canadian writer and performer Pauline Johnson. The opera requires eight singers taking a total of 14 roles, supported by seven players in the pit.

"tick...tick...BOOM!" starts previews

Tick, Tick... Boom! is a musical written by American composer Jonathan Larson, who won a Pulitzer and three Tony Awards for his musical Rent. Tick, Tick... Boom! tells the story of an aspiring composer named Jon, who lives in New York City in 1990. Jon is worried he has made the wrong career choice to be part of the performing arts.

The Who release rock-opera album "Tommy"

Tommy is the double album and the fourth studio album by the English rock band The Who. The album was mostly composed by guitarist Pete Townshend as a rock opera that tells the story about a deaf, dumb and blind boy, including his experiences with life and his relationship with his family.

Anniversaries of the (in)famous

died 2017

Roger Moore

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born 1933

Joan Collins

died 2015

Anne Meara