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"Kinky Boots" opens its world premiere

A Broadway musical “Kinky Boots” by Cyndi Lauper and Harvey Fierstein premiered in the Bank of America Theatre in Chicago. Its Broadway did not come until roughly half a year later at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre. The Chicago opening was described as “sentimental and modestly scaled” production by Chicago Tribune critic Chris Jones.

A revival of "True West" opens at the Cherry Lane Theatre

True West, written by Sam Shepard is a play that tells the story of two estranged brothers who have reconnected and the rivalry between them. The play opened Off-Broadway at Cherry Lane Theatre, where it ran for nearly 2 years and had 762 performances. In the next year, True west became a finalist for the Pulitzer Drama Prize.

Chekhov's "The Seagull" opens at St. Petersburg

Anton Chekhov, a Russian dramatist considered to be among the best writers of short fiction wrote a play “The Seagull”. It is considered to be the 1st of his major plays. The story dramatizes the romantic and artistic conflicts between 4 main characters. It premiered in Alexandrinsky Theatre in St. Petersburg, Russia.

Anniversaries of the (in)famous

born 1918

Rita Hayworth

born 1938

Evel Knievel

born 1948

George Wendt