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Gabaldon's 'Written in My Own Heart's Blood' is published

Written in My Own Heart's Blood is the 8th book in the Outlander series of novels by Diana Gabaldon. Published in June 2014, the book continues the love story of Claire and Jamie as well as the story arcs of multiple characters from the previous novel, An Echo in the Bone.

'Wicked' opens on Broadway

Wicked is a Broadway musical with music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz and book by Winnie Holzman. It is based on the 1995 Gregory Maguire novel Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West, an alternative telling of the 1939 Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer film The Wizard of Oz and L. Frank Baum's classic 1900 novel, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz.

The play 'Travesties' premieres

Travesties is a play by Tom Stoppard. The play centres on the figure of Henry Carr, an elderly man who reminisces about Zürich during the First World War, and his interactions with James Joyce when he was writing Ulysses, Tristan Tzara during the rise of Dada, and Lenin leading up to the Russian Revolution, all of whom were living in Zürich at that time.

Rossini's 'La gaza ladra' opens in Pesaro opera theater

La gazza ladra is opera semiseria in two acts and is best known for the overture, which is musically notable for its use of snare drums. The melodies are used in Stanley Kubrick's A Clockwork Orange.

Anniversaries of the (in)famous

born 1922

Judy Garland

died 1967

Spencer Tracy

born 1968

Bill Burr