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Shostakovich's "5th Symphony" premieres in Lenningrad

The Symphony No. 5 in D minor, Op. 47, by Dmitri Shostakovich, is a work for orchestra composed between April and July 1937. Its first performance was in Leningrad by the Leningrad Philharmonic Orchestra under Yevgeny Mravinsky. The premiere was a huge success and received an ovation that lasted well over half an hour.

"Anything Goes" opens at the Alvin Theatre

The musical had a tryout in Colonial Theatre, before opening on Broadway at the Alvin Theatre. It ran for 420 performances, becoming the 4th longest-running musical of the 1930s, despite the impact of the Great Depression on Broadway patrons' disposable income.

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Harold Ramis

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