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'Sweet Charity' opens

Sweet Charity is a musical with music by Cy Coleman, lyrics by Dorothy Fields and book by Neil Simon. It was directed and choreographed for Broadway by Bob Fosse starring his wife and muse Gwen Verdon alongside John McMartin. It is based on the screenplay for the Italian film Nights of Cabiria. In 2016 the musical was produced Off-Broadway.

Revival of 'A Delicate Balance' opens on Broadway

A new revival directed by Pam MacKinnon ran on Broadway at the John Golden Theatre. Its last performance was February 2015. The cast featured Glenn Close as Agnes, John Lithgow as Tobias, Martha Plimpton as Julia, Lindsay Duncan as Claire, Bob Balaban as Harry and Clare Higgins as Edna.

Moscow premiere of Shostakovich's 9th Symphony

The 9th symphony was originally intended to be a celebration of the Soviet victory over Nazi Germany in World War II. 5 days after the score’s completion, Shostakovich and Sviatoslav Richter premiered the piano reduction at the Moscow Composers’ Union.

Salvador Dali's first one-man show

Salvador Dalí was a Spanish surrealist artist best known for his work The Persistence of Memory. His expansive artistic repertoire included film, sculpture, and photography, in collaboration with a range of artists in a variety of media.

Beethoven's only opera, 'Fidelio' premieres in Vienna

The German libretto of the opera was originally prepared by Joseph Sonnleithner from the French of Jean-Nicolas Bouilly. The libretto tells how Leonore, disguised as a prison guard named Fidelio, rescues her husband Florestan from death in a political prison.

Anniversaries of the (in)famous

died 1910

Leo Tolstoy

born 1984

Jeremy Jordan

born 1971

Joel McHale