TODAY IN THEATRE HISTORY: In 1985, Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Song and Dance opens on Broadway at the Royale Theatre. Bernadette Peters co-stars with Christopher d’Amboise. The musical had run in London for several previous years and includes the music of Lloyd Webber’s album “Variations” and the songs from a cycle by Webber and Don Black called Tell Me on a Sunday. It will run for 474 performances.
TODAY IN THEATRE HISTORY: In 1936, following a summer hiatus, the Ziegfeld Follies of 1936 re-opens at the Winter Garden Theatre. It features songs by Vernon Duke and Ira Gershwin, and performances by Fanny Brice, Josephine Baker and Bob Hope.