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'The Band's Visit' opens at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre

The Band’s Visit is a stage musical based on a 2007 Israeli film of the same name. With music and lyrics by David Yazbek and book by Itamar Moses, it opened on Broadway at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre after its off-Broadway premiere at the Atlantic Theater Company.

Al Hamra Tower is opened

The Al Hamra Tower is a skyscraper in Kuwait City, Kuwait. It is the tallest building in Kuwait. Construction of the skyscraper started in 2005. Designed by architectural firms Skidmore, Owings, Merrill and Ramshir and Callison, it is the tallest carved concrete skyscraper in the world and the 13th tallest building in the world at 414 m.

'The Pee-wee Herman Show' opens on Broadway

The Pee-wee Herman Show is a stage show developed by Paul Reubens in 1980. It marks the 1st significant appearance of his comedic fictional character. The show initially debuted as a midnight show in February 1981 at the Groundlings theater and was later moved to Los Angeles' Roxy Theatre production opened on Broadway at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre on November.

Publication of 'Two Towers' by J. R. R. Tolkien

The Two Towers is the second volume of J. R. R. Tolkien's high fantasy novel The Lord of the Rings. The novel was originally published as three separate volumes due to post-World War II paper shortages and size and price considerations. The Two Towers covers Books III and IV.

Handel's opera 'Tamerlano' premieres in London

Tamerlano is an opera seria in three acts written for the Royal Academy of Music theatre company, with music by George Frideric Handel to an Italian text by Nicola Francesco Haym. Tamerlano was first performed at the King's Theatre in London.

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