Tuesday, September 05, 2006

September 4th in Theater History

From Playbill.com:

1895 Actor E.H. Sothern scores a personal triumph in the adventure melodrama The Prisoner of Zenda.

1922 Bringing the early 20s fad of musicals about plucky heroines like Sally, Irene and Mary to its climax, J. Fred Coots, Eddie Dowling, Cyrus Wood and Raymond Klages put them all together in a show called Sally, Irene and Mary which is yet another hit, and runs 313 performances.

1999 Ending its one-week extension today, the Greg Kotis and Mark Hollmann's musical satire,Urinetown concludes the New York International Fringe Festival — one week after all other shows had closed. The little musical that could about a Gotham-esque city where the privilege to relieve oneself is regulated by a single corporation, will go on to play an Off-Broadway run, followed by a Broadway run at Henry Miller's Theatre.

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