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MUSICAL THEATRE ARCHIVES

Here is some musical theatre trivia about events that happened during THIS month in the past:
February 10, 1898    Dramatist, stage manager and poet, Bertolt Brecht, was born today in Augsburg, Bavaria.

February 21, 1953    Christine Ebersole was born today. Ebersole’s first Broadway role was in Oklahoma! as Ado Annie in 1979.

February 16, 1956    The movie Carousel premiered today, reuniting stars Shirley Jones and Gordon MacRae. Richard Rodgers claimed that the score was his favorite of all his works.

February 13, 1957    Audrey Hepburn starred in Funny Face, which opened today

February 17, 1976    Rockabye Hamlet opened on Broadway. Four days later, the show closed. The cast included Meat Loaf and Beverly D’Angelo (her sole Broadway endeavor to date)

February 11, 1979    They’re Playing Our Song? opened on Broadway today starring Lucie Arnaz and Robert Klein. With a book by Neil Simon, the show became a hit, though none of the show’s pop tunes ever caught on outside the theater.

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