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Tuesday, March 16, 2021

This Week in Broadway History: March 16 - 22

This Week in Broadway History:

March 16 - 22

🎭OPENING NIGHTS🎭  


March 17, 2005: The Tony-winning Best Musical of 2005, Spamalot, opened at the Shubert Theatre, where it would clip-clop for 1,575 performances.

March 18, 2012: The Tony-winning Best Musical of 2012, Once, opened at the Jacobs Theatre, where it would fall slowly for 1,168 performances.

March 19, 1998: The Tony-winning Best Revival of a Musical of 1998,Cabaret, opened at the Kit Kat Klub. The Emcee would "Willkommen" patrons for 2,377 performances.

March 20, 1988: The Tony-winning Best 
Play of 1988, M. Butterfly, opened at the Eugene O'Neill Theatre, where it would gender-bend for 777 performances.


March 21, 2019: A Tony nominee for Best Musical of 2019, Ain't Too Proud, opened at the Imperial Theatre, where it continues to play after 407 performances.

March 22, 2009: The Tony-winning Best 
Play of 2009, God of Carnage, opened at the Jacobs Theatre, where it would argue for 452 performances.

πŸŽ‚HAPPY BIRTHDAYπŸŽ‚

Santino Fontana     Victor Garber

Eva Noblezada     Vanessa Williams

March 16: actor Victor Garber

March 17: actor Gary Sinise, dancer/actor Rudolf Nurevev, singer/compser Nat "King" Cole

March 18: Hadestown actor Eva Noblezada, Broadway legend John Kander, Tony-winner Sutton Foster, actor/singer Vanessa Williams

March 19: London theatre legend Maria Friedman, acting icon Glenn Close

March 20: Into the WoodsChip Zien, actor Hal Linden


March 21:
 
actor Santino Fontana, actor Matthew Broderick, actor/producer Rosie O'Donnell

March 22: composer Lord Andrew Lloyd Webber, composer/lyricist Stephen Sondheim

πŸ“†ON BROADWAY THIS WEEK IN 1972, 1985 & 1988πŸ“†

In honor of two living legends who share a birthday, here are three times in Broadway history when they both had original productions running:


March 1972:
Just across Broadway from each other, Follies was at the Winter Garden, and Jesus Christ Superstar was at the Mark Hellinger.


March 1985:
Lloyd Webber fans were packing the Winter Garden to see the Jellicle junkyard of Cats, while Sondheim lovers were basking in the sun of Sunday in the Park with George over at the Booth.


March 1988:
It was Sondheim vs Lloyd Webber when both of their biggest Broadway hits were playing head to head - Into the Woods at the Martin Beck and The Phantom of the Opera at the Majestic.

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