Happy Birthday Alan Menken!
Tony Award winner Alan Menken was born on July 22. Find out more about the composer of Beauty and the Beast, Little Shop of Horrors, The Little Mermaid, Newsies and more at PlaybillVault.com.
TODAY IN THEATRE HISTORY: In 1951, Dolores Gray and Bert Lahr lead a cast of 75 in the revue Two on the Aisle, opening on Broadway at the Mark Hellinger Theatre for a run of 276 performances. Abe Burrows directs the show with sketches and lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph Green, and music by Jule Styne. In his review for the New York Times, critic Brooks Atkinson calls Two on the Aisle “genuine entertainment, full of brains, talent, wit, humor and splendor.”
For more on Two on the Aisle, including a look inside the show’s Playbill, visit PlaybillVault.com.