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"Little Fires Everywhere" by Celeste Ng is published

Little Fires Everywhere is a 2017 novel by American author Celeste Ng. It is her 2nd novel and takes place in Shaker Heights, Ohio where Ng grew up. The novel explores the weight of secrets, the nature of art and identity, and the ferocious pull of motherhood – and the danger of believing that following the rules can avert disaster.

"Mamma Mia!" plays its final performance on Broadway

The Broadway run ended in September 2015, with its 5,758th performance, and was passed two years later by Wicked to move one spot down in the list of longest-running Broadway shows. The musical is largely based on the songs of ABBA composed by Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus, former members of the band.

The 9/11 Memorial Museum in NYC opens to the public

The National September 11 Memorial & Museum is a memorial and museum in New York City commemorating the September 11, 2001 attacks, which killed 2,977 people, and the 1993 World Trade Center bombing, which killed 6. The memorial is located at the World Trade Center site, the former location of the Twin Towers that were destroyed during the September 11 attacks.

Musical "Follies" opens at Broadway's Marquis Theatre

The production transferred to Broadway at the Marquis Theatre with the official opening in September and closing in January 2012 after 151 performances and 38 previews. The 4 principal performers reprised their roles, as well as Paige as Carlotta. Jayne Houdyshell as Hattie, Mary Beth Peil as Solange LaFitte, and Don Correia as Theodore joined the Broadway cast.

Off-Broadway musical "A Man of No Importance" opens

The musical ran from September 2002 to December 2002 in the Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater at Lincoln Center in New York City, as part of the Lincoln Center Theater 2002-03 season. The production was directed by Joe Mantello and choreographed by Jonathan Butterell. It won the 2003 Outer Critics Circle Award for Best Off-Broadway Musical.

German film score composer Hans Zimmer is born

Hans Florian Zimmer is a German film score composer and record producer. Since the 1980s, he has composed music for over 150 films. His works include The Lion King, for which he won the Academy Award for Best Original Score in 1995, the Pirates of the Caribbean series, Interstellar, Gladiator, Inception and The Dark Knight Trilogy.

Anniversaries of the (in)famous

born 1967

Louis C.K.

died 1993

Raymond Burr

born 1978

Ben McKenzie