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Following its run at the Vineyard Theatre, Avenue Q opened on Broadway at the Golden Theatre July 31, 2003. The musical, featuring music and lyrics by Jeff Marx and Robert Lopez and Jeff Whitty, played 22 previews and 2,534 performances before closing September 13, 2009. The irreverent comedy earned six…

1948 The original Broadway production of Brigadoon closes after 581 performances at the Ziegfeld Theatre. Written by Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe. Agnes de Mille won the 1947 Tony Award for Best Choreography for her work on the show—especially notable since the 1947 ceremony was the first Tonys in…

The Educational Theatre Association has announced the winners of their 2021 special awards, presented in recognition of notable accomplishments in the world of theatre education. School principals Nate Fancher of Saint Cloud High School in Saint Cloud, Florida, and Britt Adams of Northwest Whittfield High School in Tunnel Hill, Georgia,…

1985 Sam Shepard‘s Curse of the Starving Class transfers from Off-Off-Broadway to Off-Broadway’s Promenade Theatre. The play, starring Bradley Whitford and Kathy Bates, runs 267 performances, outlasting its predecessor by 205 shows. It ends its run February 16 the following year. 1986 The producers of the Broadway production of The…

New York’s City Council overwhelmingly approved a series of bills Thursday aimed at limiting the scope of third-party delivery apps, following concerns they’re taking advantage of restaurants devastated by the COVID-19 pandemic, even though they also helped them survive. The council extended until February 17, 2022 a cap imposed during…

Spurred by the pandemic, New York City lawmakers have introduced new legislation that would reduce public school class sizes over the next three years, starting in fall 2022. Parents and advocates have called for smaller classes for decades, citing research that shows shrinking classes leads to better test scores, higher…