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The world's largest residential palace is first opened to public

The Istana Nurul Iman is the official residence of the Sultan of Brunei, Hassanal Bolkiah, and the seat of the Brunei government. The palace is often at the center of state occasions and royal hospitality. It is considered to be the world's largest private residence in terms of floor area.

"Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill" opens at the Wyndham’s Theatre

Lady Day at Emerson's Bar and Grill is a play with music by Lanie Robertson, recounting some events in the life of Billie Holiday. The play originally premiered in 1986 at the Alliance Theatre in Atlanta, Georgia, and soon played Off-Broadway. The play opened on Broadway in 2014.

Vanessa Williams makes her Broadway debut

Kiss of the Spider Woman is a musical with music by John Kander and Fred Ebb, with the book by Terrence McNally. It is based on the Manuel Puig novel El Beso de la Mujer Araña. In 1994, Vanessa Williams broadened her ascendant music career into a theatrical role when she replaced Chita Rivera as Aurora.

"A Perfect Ganesh" opens Off-Broadway

A Perfect Ganesh is a play written by Terrance McNally which premiered Off-Broadway in 1993. Narrated by Ganesha, Hindu god of "wisdom, prudence, acceptance and love," it is the story of two friends, Margaret Civil and Katharine Brynne, who explore their differences, life-tragedies, and opinions during a healing trip to India.

Anniversaries of the (in)famous

born 1880

Helen Keller

born 1966

J. J. Abrams

born 1976

Wagner Moura