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A revival of 'The Front Page' opens at the Broadhurst Theatre

The Front Page is a hit Broadway comedy about tabloid newspaper reporters on the police beat. A Broadway revival opened at the Broadhurst Theatre in 2016. The production received generally good notices, especially for Lane, and became the 1st show of the season to recoup and turn a profit.

'Relatively Speaking' opens on Broadway

Relatively speaking is an anthology produced on Broadway, consisting of 3 plays: Talking Cure by Ethan Coen, George is Dead by Elaine May and Honeymoon Motel by Woody Allen. It opened at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre and closed in 2012, after 118 regular performances. All 3 were directed by John Turturro. The plays were produced by Julian Schlossberg and Letty Aronson.

Queen Elizabeth II opens Sydney Opera House

The Sydney Opera was designed by a Danish architect Jørn Utzon, however as he resigned from the project, because of his disputes with the Ministry of Public Works, he was not invited to the opening. The opening was broadcast and accompanied by fireworks and a performance of Beethoven's Symphony No. 9.

Final book of 'The Lord Of The Rings' is published

The 3rd and final volume of The Lord of the Rings titled The Return of the King begins its story in the kingdom of Gondor, which faces a threat from the Dark Lord Sauron. The book was preceded by The Fellowship of the Ring and The Two Towers.

The musical 'Peter Pan' opens at the Winter Garden Theatre

The show opened on Broadway at the Winter Garden Theatre for a planned limited run of 152 performances. The busy 1954 Broadway season also included The Boy Friend, Fanny, Silk Stockings and Damn Yankees. While still in tryouts, a deal was made for Peter Pan to be broadcast on the NBC anthology series Producers' Showcase which ensured that it was a financial success despite the limited run.

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