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Broadway - Notable Historical Events

Mary PickfordApr 3, 1930

Vera-EllenDec 8, 1949

Barbra StreisandAug 7, 1985

Neil SimonDec 4, 1986

Idina MenzelOct 30, 2003

Hugh JackmanDec 6, 2009

Scarlett JohanssonDec 28, 2009

Alan RickmanApr 1, 2011

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Broadway - Historical Events
Date Event
1857-03-23

Elisha Otis' 1st elevator installed (488 Broadway, NYC)

1880-12-20

NY's Broadway lit by electricity, becomes known as "Great White Way"

1895-05-20

1st commercial movie performance (153 Broadway, NYC)

1902-09-29

Impresario David Belasco opens his 1st Broadway theater

1903-04-30

NY Highlanders (Yankees) 1st home game, (Hilltop Park-168th St & Broadway, Manhattan), they beat Wash Senators, 6-2

1911-03-20

Winter Garden Theater opens at 1634 Broadway NYC

1913-03-24

Palace Theater opens at 1564 Broadway NYC

1918-01-27

"Tarzan of the Apes," 1st Tarzan film, premieres at Broadway Theater

1923-10-29

Gibbs/Grey/Wood's revue "Runnin' Wild" (introducing Charleston) opens on Broadway, New York City

1924-06-26

Ziegfeld Follies opens on Broadway

1924-10-29

"Dixie to Broadway" opens at Broadhurst Theater

1926-02-01

Land at Broadway & Wall Street sold at a record $7 per sq inch

1926-09-16

Philip Dunning & George Abbott's "Broadway," premieres in NYC

1930-04-03

2nd Academy Awards - "The Broadway Melody", Warner Baxter & Mary Pickford win

1930-10-14

Ethel Mermans debuts on Broadway in "Girl Crazy"

1930-12-08

Broadway Theater opens at 1681 Broadway NYC

1935-10-10

George Gershwin's "Porgy & Bess" opens on Broadway NY

1938-02-04

"Our Town," by Thornton Wilder opens on Broadway

1938-06-07

1st play telecast with original Broadway cast, "Susan & God"

1943-02-28

"Porgy & Bess" opens on Broadway with Anne Brown & Todd Duncan

1944-05-03

"Meet Me in St Louis" opens on Broadway

1944-08-20

"Anna Lucasta" opens on Broadway

1945-04-19

Rodgers & Hammerstein musical "Carousel" opens on Broadway

1946-12-26

"Beggar's Holiday" opens at Broadway Theater NYC for 111 performances

1947-03-29

"Beggar's Holiday" closes at Broadway Theater NYC after 111 perfs

1949-07-07

"Cabatgata (A Night in Spain)" opens at Broadway NYC for 76 perfs

1949-09-10

"Cabatgata (A Night in Spain)" closes at Broadway NYC after 76 perfs

1949-12-08

"On the Town", the film adaptation of the Broadway musical, starring Gene Kelly, Frank Sinatra, Ann Miller and Vera-Ellen, is released

1950-10-05

"Pardon Our French" opens at Broadway Theater NYC for 100 perfs

1951-01-06

"Pardon Our French" closes at Broadway Theater NYC after 100 perfs

1951-01-29

"Where's Charley?" opens at Broadway Theater NYC for 56 performances

1951-03-10

"Where's Charley?" closes at Broadway Theater NYC after 56 perfs

1952-04-16

"4 Saints in 3 Acts" opens at Broadway Theater NYC for 15 performances

1952-04-27

"4 Saints in 3 Acts" closes at Broadway Theater NYC after 15 perfs

1952-05-08

"Shuffle Along" opens at Broadway Theater NYC for 4 performances

1952-05-10

"Shuffle Along" closes at Broadway Theater NYC after 4 performances

1952-12-21

Broadway Tunnel opens in SF

1953-09-24

"Take a Giant Step," opens on Broadway

1954-12-27

"Saint of Bleecker Street" opens at Broadway Theater NYC for 92 perfs

1955-04-20

"Saint of Bleecker St" closes at Broadway Theater NYC after 92 perfs

1955-10-20

"No Time for Sergeants" opens on Broadway, starring Andy Griffith

1956-03-22

"Mr Wonderful" opens at Broadway Theater NYC for 383 performances

1957-02-23

"Mr Wonderful" closes at Broadway Theater NYC after 383 performances

1957-04-13

"Shinbone Alley" opens at Broadway Theater NYC for 49 performances

1957-05-25

"Shinbone Alley" closes at Broadway Theater NYC after 49 performances

1958-01-23

"Body Beautiful" opens at Broadway Theater NYC for 60 performances

1958-03-15

"Body Beautiful" closes at Broadway Theater NYC after 60 performances

1959-03-11

"Raisin in the Sun", 1st Broadway play by a black woman, opens

1959-03-15

Richard Rogers' "No Strings" opens on Broadway

1959-05-21

"Gypsy" opens at Broadway Theater NYC for 702 performances

1960-06-02

Broadway theaters close (labor dispute between owners & Actors Equity)

1961-03-25

"Gypsy" closes at Broadway Theater NYC after 702 performances

1961-09-28

"Purlie Victorious", a farce by Ossie Davis, opens on Broadway

1961-10-18

"West Side Story", the film adaptation of the 1957 Broadway musical, starring Natalie Wood, is released

1961-11-02

"Kean" opens at Broadway Theater NYC for 92 performances

1962-01-20

"Kean" closes at Broadway Theater NYC after 92 performances

1962-10-13

"Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?" opens on Broadway, with Uta Hagen

1962-12-09

"I Can Get It For You Wholesale" closes on Broadway

1963-03-18

"Tovarich" opens at Broadway Theater NYC for 264 performances

1963-11-09

"Tovarich" closes at Broadway Theater NYC after 264 performances

1963-12-08

"Girl Who Came to Supper" opens at Broadway Theater NYC for 112 perfs

1964-03-14

"Girl Who Came to Supper" closes at Broadway NYC after 112 perfs

1964-06-02

"Follies Bergere" opens at Broadway Theater NYC for 191 performances

1964-11-14

"Folies Bergere" closes at Broadway Theater NYC after 191 perfs

1964-11-21

"Zizi" opens at Broadway Theater NYC for 49 performances

1965-02-16

"Baker Street" opens at Broadway Theater NYC for 313 performances

1965-11-14

"Baker Street" closes at Broadway Theater NYC after 313 performances

1965-12-26

"Funny Girl" with Barbra Streisand closes on Broadway

1966-05-21

"Time for Singing" opens at Broadway Theater NYC for 41 performances

1966-06-26

"Time for Singing" closes at Broadway Theater NYC after 41 perfs

1967-10-17

"Hair" premieres on Broadway

1968-01-02

"Zizi" closes at Broadway Theater NYC after 49 performances

1968-01-18

"Happy Time" opens at Broadway Theater NYC for 286 performances

1968-09-24

"That's Life" premieres-A Broadway musical type TV show

1968-09-28

"Happy Time" closes at Broadway Theater NYC after 286 performances

1970-03-15

Gary Geld & Peter Udell's "Purlie" opens at Broadway Theater NYC for 689 performances

1970-11-07

"Purlie" closes at Broadway Theater NYC after 689 performances

1971-05-17

Stephen Schwartz' musical "Godspell" premieres off-Broadway

1972-02-13

"Grease" opens on Broadway

1972-10-09

"Dude" opens at Broadway Theater NYC for 16 performances

1972-10-21

"Dude" closes at Broadway Theater NYC after 16 performances

1972-11-15

Circle-in the-Square Theater opens at 1633 Broadway NYC

1972-11-19

Gershwin Theater (Uris) opens at 1633 Broadway NYC

1973-09-22

"Little Night Music" opens at Majestic Theater on Broadway

1974-03-05

"Candide" opens at Broadway Theater NYC for 740 performances

1975-07-25

"A Chorus Line", longest-running Broadway show (6,137), premieres

1976-01-04

"Candide" closes at Broadway Theater NYC after 740 performances

1976-07-21

"Guys & Dolls" opens at Broadway Theater NYC for 239 performances

1977-02-13

"Guys & Dolls" closes at Broadway Theater NYC after 239 performances

1977-06-16

"Beatlemania" opens on Broadway

1978-12-21

"Broadway Musical" opens/closes at Lunt Fontanne Theater NYC

1979-06-03

"Madwoman of Central Park West" opens on Broadway

1979-07-27

"Broadway Opry '79" opens at St James Theater NYC for 6 performances

1979-08-02

"Broadway Opry '79" closes at St James Theater NYC after 6 perfs

1979-08-02

Gilda Radner Live From New York opens on Broadway

1979-09-25

"Evita" opens at Broadway Theater NYC for 1568 performances

1980-08-21

Linda Ronstadt opens in "Pirates of Penzance" on Broadway

1981-01-04

"Frankenstein" opens & closes on Broadway

1981-03-15

"Broadway Follies" opens/closes at Nederlander Theater NYC

1982-01-15

"Forbidden Broadway" by/with Gerard Alessandrini premieres in NYC

1982-10-07

Musical "Cats" opens at Winter Garden Theater on Broadway NYC and runs for nearly 18 years before closing on September 10, 2000.

1983-06-25

"Evita" closes at Broadway Theater NYC after 1568 performances

1983-10-16

"Zorba" opens at Broadway Theater NYC for 362 performances

1984-09-02

"Zorba" closes at Broadway Theater NYC after 362 performances

1984-11-11

"Three Musketeers" opens at Broadway Theater NYC for 9 performances

1984-11-18

"3 Musketeers" closes at Broadway Theater NYC after 9 performances

1985-01-07

"King & I" opens at Broadway Theater NYC for 191 performances

1985-06-30

"The King & I" closes at Broadway Theater NYC after 191 performances

1985-08-07

Barbra Streisand records "Broadway Album"

1986-04-10

"Big Deal" opens at Broadway Theater NYC for 70 performances

1986-06-08

"Big Deal" closes at Broadway Theater NYC after 70 performances

1986-08-10

Marquis Theater opens at 1535 Broadway NYC

1986-12-04

Neil Simon's "Broadway Bound" premieres in NYC

1987-03-12

"Les Miserables" opens at Broadway/Imperial NYC for 4000+ perfs

1988-10-03

Criterion Center Theater opens at Broadway bet 44th & 45th Sts NYC

1989-02-26

"Jerome Robbins' Broadway" opens at Imperial Theater NYC for 634 perfs

1989-06-04

43rd Tony Awards: Heidi Chronicles & Jerome Robbin's Broadway win

1990-09-01

"Jerome Robbins' Broadway" closes at Imperial NYC after 634 perfs

1991-04-11

"Miss Saigon" opens at Broadway Theater NYC

1991-12-05

"Catskills on Broadway" opens at Lunt-Fontanne NYC for 452 perfs

1992-04-09

"Redwood Curtain" opens at Neiderlander theater on Broadway

1992-04-21

"High Rollers" opens at Helen Hayes theater on Broadway

1993-01-03

"Catskills on Broadway" closes at Lunt-Fontanne NYC after 452 perfs

1993-04-18

"Ain't Broadway Grand" opens at Lunt-Fontanne Theater NYC for 25 perfs

1993-05-09

"Ain't Broadway Grand" closes at Lunt-Fontanne NYC after 25 perfs

1994-09-28

"Cats" 5,000th Broadway performance (joins Chorus Line & Oh! Calcutta!)

1995-06-08

"Buttons on Broadway" opens at Ambassador Theater NYC for 40 perfs

1995-07-16

"Buttons on Broadway" closes at Ambassador Theater NYC after 40 perfs

1995-09-09

"Broadway Limited" last train ride (began in 1902)

1995-10-12

"Patti LuPone on Broadway" opens at Walter Kerr NYC for 46 perfs

1995-11-09

"Danny Gans on Broadway" opens at Neil Simon Theater NYC

1995-11-25

"Patti LuPone on Broadway" closes at Walter Kerr NYC after 46 perfs

1995-12-31

"Danny Gans on Broadway" closes at Neil Simon NYC

1996-01-29

6,138th performance of "Cats" is held in London, surpassing record of Broadway's longest-running musical, "A Chorus Line"

1996-02-13

Rock musical "Rent," by Jonathan Larson, opens off-Broadway

1997-11-14

Disney's "Lion King" sets Broadway record of $2,700,000 daily sale

1998-01-13

"Patti LaBelle On Broadway," opens at St James Theater NYC

1998-01-25

"Patti LaBelle On Broadway," closes at St James Theater NYC

2000-09-10

The musical Cats closes on Broadway.

2003-10-30

"Wicked" premieres on Broadway at the Gershwin Theatre starring Idina Menzel and Kristin Chenoweth,

2009-12-06

Final Broadway performance of "A Steady Rain", starring Hugh Jackman and Daniel Craig

2009-12-28

Scarlett Johansson makes her debut on Broadway in the Arthur Miller play "A View from the Bridge"

2011-04-01

Alan Rickman's last performance in "Seminar" on Broadway

2012-04-09

The Lion King becomes highest grossing Broadway show after overtaking The Phantom of the Opera

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Broadway - Notable Birthdays

Piet MondrianMar 7, 1872

George M CohanJul 3, 1878

Wilson PickettMar 18, 1941

Broadway - Birthdays
Date Event
1853-03-21

W.H. Bainbridge, A Broadway Scandal

1862-01-04

Helen Gilmore, Bumping Into Broadway

1862-02-05

L.M. Wells, Bucking Broadway

1872-03-07

Piet Mondrian, Amersfoort, Netherlands, Dutch abstract painter (Broadway Boogie Woogie)

1873-08-19

Fred Stone, Longmont CO, acrobat/Broadway actor (Alice Adams)

1875-02-01

Eddie Pola, composer (Lullabye of Broadway)

1875-10-15

S.K. Shilling, A Broadway Scandal

1878-07-03

George M Cohan, Providence Rhode Island, American father of musical comedy (Phantom President, Give My Regards to Broadway)

1879-01-26

Leo Donnelly, Broadway Gossip No. 3

1879-02-17

George Watts, Angels Over Broadway

1881-01-20

Laurence Eyre, Lights of Old Broadway

1881-08-27

Robert Wildhack, Broadway Melody of 1936

1882-06-24

John W. Brown, Bucking Broadway

1883-03-07

Marion Lord, Broadway

1883-12-25

Ralph Theodore, Angels Over Broadway

1884-02-27

William Bowman, From Broadway to a Throne

1884-03-21

Henry Sherwood, Broadway Nights

1884-04-01

Laurette Taylor, [Helen LM Cooney], US actress (Broadway)

1885-01-27

Jerome Kern, NYC, Broadway composer (Showboat, Roberta)

1886-02-12

Leach Cross, The Prince of Broadway

1886-9-17

Billy Papke, The Prince of Broadway

1887-03-04

Violet MacMillan, American Broadway theatre actress (d. 1953)

1887-05-27

Nell Martin, Lord Byron of Broadway

1887-08-21

Norman Houston, The Broadway Melody

1888-01-08

Ad Wolgast, The Prince of Broadway

1888-02-10

Harry Beaumont, The Broadway Melody

1888-03-20

Kay Sherris, Broadway Bill

1889-01-22

Jay Gelzer, Broadway Babies

1889-03-31

Harry L. Fraser, Broadway to Cheyenne

1889-06-11

King Zany, Broadway or Bust

1889-08-16

William J. Reiter, Broadway

1889-10-31

Charles King, The Broadway Melody

1890-05-13

Louis Kolb, The Broadway Melody

1890-05-15

Alex Aarons, Broadway Melody of 1936

1890-11-01

James Barton, NJ, Broadway actor (Tobacco Road, Iceman Cometh)

1890-12-11

Phillip Dunning, Broadway

1890-12-22

Mark Tobey, US abstract painter (Broadway Norm)

1892-12-01

Harry W. Conn, Broadway Melody of 1936

1893-08-06

Guthrie McClintic, Seattle Wash, Broadway producer/dir (Winterset)

1893-08-19

Alfred Lunt, Milwaukee WI, Broadway actor (Emmy 1965)

1894-01-10

Reginald Denham, London, Broadway director (Obsession, The Bad Seed)

1894-11-28

Brooks Atkinson, drama critic (Broadway theater namesake)

1895-03-03

Juanita Hansen, Iowa, actress (Fast Company, Broadway Love)

1897-04-19

Vivienne Segal, Phila, Broadway actress (Pal Joey)

1898-09-10

Bessie Love, Midland TX, actress (Broadway Melody, Children of Damned)

1899-01-07

Kenneth Thomson, Pitts, actor (Broadway Melody, Little Giant)

1899-07-26

Danton Walker, Mariette Ga, columnist (Broadway Spotlight)

1900-07-03

John Mason Brown, Louisville Ky, critic (Tonight on Broadway)

1902-08-03

Judson Laire, NYC, actor/singer (Papa-Mama, Adm Broadway Revue)

1902-11-04

Frank Jenks, Des Moines IA, actor (Zombies on Broadway)

1904-03-25

Jack Roper, Angels Over Broadway

1904-10-09

Wally Brown, Malden MA, actor (Zombies on Broadway, Girl Rush)

1905-9-15

Helen Dodge, The Bard of Broadway

1906-01-21

Fred Fehl, Austrian/US Broadway photographer

1906-02-26

Frank Condos, The Broadway Buckaroo

1906-04-29

Harold Herskind, Zombies on Broadway

1906-08-14

Nick Long Jr., Broadway Melody of 1936

1907-02-25

Wini Shaw, Broadway Hostess

1907-11-26

Bob Rollins, Broadway Danny Rose

1908-02-14

David Klatzkin, King Solomon of Broadway

1908-06-06

Robert Faber, Zombies on Broadway

1908-08-03

Lewis Raymond, Broadway Rhythm

1908-10-05

Joshua Logan, Broadway producer (South Pacific)

1909-12-07

Maurine Gray, Broadway Bill

1909-12-22

Alan Carney, [David Boughal], Brooklyn NY, actor (Zombies on Broadway)

1910-01-24

Sidney Pepple, Babes on Broadway

1910-02-22

Ken Roberts, Bullets Over Broadway

1910-03-29

Lois Hodnott, Broadway Melody of 1940

1910-08-04

Anita Page, The Broadway Melody

1910-10-19

John Mills, Broadway Gondolier

1910-12-18

Abe Burrows, Brooklyn New York, American Broadway composer (Guys & Dolls 1951 TONY)

1910-12-31

Dick Kollmar, Rigewood NJ, actor (Broadway Spotlight, Guess What)

1911-01-31

Joyce Murray, The Broadway Melody

1911-02-01

Vilma Ebsen, Broadway Melody of 1936

1911-02-09

Ellalee Ruby, Howdy Broadway

1911-06-14

Louise Henry, Charlie Chan on Broadway

1911-10-12

Mona Moray, The Bard of Broadway

1912-02-02

Burton Lane, Broadway composer (Finian's Rainbow)

1912-02-21

Marjorie Lane, Broadway Melody of 1936

1912-06-14

Caroline Frasher, Angels Over Broadway

1912-08-24

Patricia West, Broadway Serenade

1912-11-27

David Merrick, [Margulois], Hong Kong, Broadway producer (Hello Dolly)

1912-12-20

Alice Ludes, Broadway Melody of 1940

1913-01-22

June Knight, Broadway Melody of 1936

1913-07-24

Mildred Rehn, Broadway Melody of 1938

1914-04-26

Robert Downing, Backstage Broadway

1914-07-01

Olga Barbato, Broadway Danny Rose

1914-9-22

Jean Phillips, Dr. Broadway

1915-01-05

Blanca Vischer, El tango en Broadway

1915-01-26

Nick Condos, The Broadway Buckaroo

1915-02-11

Wilson Wood, The Barkleys of Broadway

1915-08-20

David I. Kissel, Broadway Danny Rose

1916-12-19

Hal Hastings, NYC, orchestra leader (Chevrolet on Broadway)

1917-02-18

Jose Curbrio, Cavalcade of Broadway 3653: The Havana-Madrid Club

1917-05-23

Johnny Bothwell, Cavalcade of Broadway: Cafe Society

1917-07-14

Audrey Mason, Blossoms on Broadway

1917-11-03

Edward Kilroy, The Barkleys of Broadway

1917-12-13

Dave Street, Los Angeles California, actor/singer (Broadway Open House)

1918-10-16

Stoney Cooper, Country Music on Broadway

1918-10-17

Blair Woolstencroft, Broadway Melody of 1940

1918-11-02

Sid Cooper, Bullets Over Broadway

1919-06-13

Phil Bodner, Bullets Over Broadway

1920-06-14

Trixie Firschke, Broadway Melody of 1940

1920-06-19

Maurice Shrog, Broadway Danny Rose

1920-07-24

Alexander H Cohen, NYC, Broadway producer (Beyond the Fringe)

1921-05-23

Loren Tindall, OK, actor (Meet Me on Broadway, Girl of Limberlost)

1922-03-22

Inez Cooper, The Barkleys of Broadway

1923-02-17

Patt Hyatt, Broadway Melody of 1940

1923-10-19

Beverly Pratt, Broadway Rhythm

1924-02-17

Bob Herget, Yves Montand on Broadway

1924-05-11

Maxine Flores, Babes on Broadway

1924-07-06

Louie Bellson, Carol Channing and Pearl Bailey: On Broadway

1924-11-28

John Hallow, Broadway Danny Amatullo

1924-11-29

Jack Kane, Merman on Broadway

1924-12-19

Elizabeth Burgess, Two Tickets to Broadway

1924-9-22

Gerald Schoenfeld, Broadway Danny Rose

1925-01-05

Dorothy Claire, Cavalcade of Broadway 3653: The Havana-Madrid Club

1925-04-19

Herman O. Arbeit, Headin' for Broadway

1926-02-17

Tommy Morton, Main Street to Broadway

1926-03-01

Jackie Gayle, Broadway Danny Rose

1926-03-21

Virginia Weidler, Hollywood CA, actress (Babes on Broadway)

1926-05-06

Marguerite Piazza, New Orleans LA, operatic soprano (Young Broadway), (d. 2012)

1926-05-20

Aggie Ross, Broadway Rhythm

1926-08-14

Buddy Greco, Phila Pa, jazz singer (Away We Go, Broadway Open House)

1926-11-29

Dagmar, Huntington, West Virginia, American actress (Broadway's Open House)

1926-9-07

Ernest Harburg, Broadway Musicals: A Jewish Legacy

1927-02-25

Carol Brewster, The Barkleys of Broadway

1927-05-07

Charlotte Alpert, Two Tickets to Broadway

1927-07-27

Will Jordan, Broadway Danny Rose

1927-11-08

Maggie Ross, Broadway Rhythm

1927-11-21

Georgia Frontiere, Broadway: The Golden Age, by the Legends Who Were There

1928-05-06

Alba Ballard, Broadway Danny Rose

1928-11-23

Jerry Bock, New Haven CT, Broadway composer (Fiddler on the Roof)

1928-12-28

George Axler, Broadway Danny Rose

1929-02-01

Morty Gunty, Broadway Danny Rose

1929-08-09

Elmira Ross, Broadway Rhythm

1929-11-24

Eileen Barton, Bkln, singer (Broadway Open House)

1929-9-07

Vincent Dowling, On Broadway

1930-06-01

Corbett Monica, Broadway Danny Rose

1931-03-03

Edwin Bordo, Broadway Danny Rose

1933-07-10

Jerry Herman, Broadway composer (Hello Dolly)

1934-07-09

Barbara Winters Pinto, Broadway Damage

1934-11-24

Martin Charnin, Broadway lyricist (Annie, West Side Story)

1935-08-15

Jim Dale, Rothwell England, Broadway actor (Barnum, My One & Only)

1936-05-05

Sandy Baron, Broadway Danny Rose

1936-05-24

Victoria Elizabeth Scott, Comet Over Broadway

1937-08-25

Dirk B.G. Driksen, Dead Kennedys: DMPO's on Broadway

1938-06-14

Nick Apollo Forte, Broadway Danny Rose

1939-12-08

Graciela Daniele, Bullets Over Broadway

1939-12-14

Marilyn Cooper, NYC, actress (Broadway Bound, Survivors)

1940-05-20

Gay Ellen Dakin, Broadway Limited

1940-9-10

Gordon Lowry Harrell, From Broadway: Fosse

1941-03-18

Wilson Pickett, Prattville Alabama, R&B singer (Funky Broadway)

1942-01-19

Michael Crawford, England, Broadway star (Phantom of the Opera)

1942-08-23

Lee Roy Reams, Broadway: The Golden Age, by the Legends Who Were There

1943-04-28

Fantastic Johnny C[orley], US singer (Boogaloo down Broadway)

1945-07-25

Donna Theodore, Broadway singer (Hollywood Talent Scouts)

1945-10-06

Chris Durocher, Main Street to Broadway

1946-05-28

Madeleine Le Roux, Wyoming, Broadway actress (Cry Uncle)

1947-03-12

Jill O'Hara, Warren Penn, Broadway actress (Promises! Promises!)

1947-05-03

Doug Henning, Ft Garry Manitoba, magician (Broadway play-Magic)

1947-08-06

Sally Eaton, Ill, Broadway actress (Jeanie-Hair)

1948-01-28

Mikhail Baryshnikov, Baryshnikov on Broadway

1949-11-10

Ann Reinking, From Broadway: Fosse

1952-06-30

David Garrison, Broadway and television actor

1952-08-18

Elayne Boosler, Brooklyn NY, comedienne (Broadway Baby, Party of One)

1953-12-21

Betty Wright, US gospel/singer/TV hostess (Little Miss Broadway)

1954-04-30

Howard Brookner, Bloodhounds of Broadway

1955-03-26

Richard Galgano, Broadway Plays Washington on Kennedy Center Tonight

1956-01-31

Malgorzata Zajaczkowska, Bullets Over Broadway

1956-03-01

Colman deKay, Bloodhounds of Broadway

1957-08-06

Faith Prince, Augusta Ga, Broadway actress (Guys & Dolls, Carousel)

1958-03-06

Mollie Smith, The Best of Broadway

1959-9-14

Ron Broadway, Off Season

1960-08-30

Rick McKay, Broadway: The Golden Age, by the Legends Who Were There

1960-10-19

Jennifer Holliday, My Favorite Broadway: The Leading Ladies

1961-02-03

Linda Eder, My Favorite Broadway: The Love Songs

1961-9-06

Jim Vukovich, Major League Broadway

1964-02-19

Hugh Panaro, Broadway Damage

1964-04-07

Mark Arvin, From Broadway: Fosse

1965-05-05

Shelley Bruce, Growing Up on Broadway

1965-12-08

Don Hudson, Bloodhounds of Broadway

1966-02-02

Darren Dean, Prince of Broadway

1966-05-08

Barbie Doll, Broadway Fanny Rose

1967-08-19

Victor Trent Cook, My Favorite Broadway: The Love Songs

1969-01-27

Cliff Broadway, Ringers: Lord of the Fans

1969-07-23

Shannah Laumeister, Bullets Over Broadway

1969-10-10

Nina von Arx, Bullets Over Broadway

1970-11-08

Ludwig Klopfer, Way Off Broadway

1970-9-12

Will Chase, Rent: Filmed Live on Broadway

1971-04-30

Joe Jenkins, Broadway: The Golden Age, by the Legends Who Were There

1972-12-16

Michelle Kittrell, Broadway: The American Musical

1974-03-28

Rodney Hicks, Rent: Filmed Live on Broadway

1974-08-09

Frantz Jasmin, Rent: Filmed Live on Broadway

1975-07-18

Daron Malakian, American guitarist (System of a Down, Scars on Broadway)

1976-02-10

Andrew Fried, Rent: Filmed Live on Broadway

1978-02-16

John Tartaglia, Broadway actor and Muppeteer

1978-02-26

John Tartaglia, Broadway performer and "Muppeteer"

1978-04-30

Remi Broadway, Scooby-Doo

1980-01-03

Telly Leung, Rent: Filmed Live on Broadway

1981-06-13

Blake Judd, The Battle on Broadway: The Transylvania vs. Kentucky Rivalry Game

1982-01-16

Daniel Brodie, The Pee-Wee Herman Show on Broadway

1984-9-02

Regis Broadway, Aquamarine

1985-01-02

Bandar Albuliwi, Broadway Bound

1986-08-12

David Gwaltney, Trachtenburg Family Slideshow Players: Off and on Broadway

1988-10-21

Katherine Lee Murphy, On Broadway

Broadway - Notable Weddings

Jack DempseyJul 18, 1933

Macaulay CulkinJun 21, 1998

Idina MenzelJan 11, 2003

Broadway - Weddings
Date Event
1933-07-18

Heavyweight boxing champ Jack Dempsey (38) weds broadway singer Hannah Williams (22)

1964-06-27

Broadway musical actress-singer Ethel Merman (56) weds academy award-winning actor Ernest Borgnine (47) in Beverly Hills, California

1998-06-21

"Home Alone" actor Macaulay Culkin (17) weds broadway actress Rachel Miner (17) in Stone Church in New Preston, Connecticut

2003-01-11

"How Stella Got Her Groove Back" actor Taye Diggs (32) weds broadway actress Idina Menzel (31) at Round Hill Hotel and Villas in Montego Bay, Jamaica

2003-05-10

"Broadway" singer-actress Carol Channing (82) weds Harry Kullijian at Big Valley Grace Community Church in Modesto, California

2012-10-06

Former "Private Practice" actress Audra McDonald (42) weds Broadway star Will Swenson (38) in Croton-on-Hudson, New York

2013-06-21

Actor Peter Scolari (57) weds broadway actress Tracy Shayne in NYC, New York

Broadway - Notable Divorces

Jack DempseyJul 7, 1943

Broadway - Divorces
Date Event
1943-07-07

Heavyweight boxing champ Jack Dempsey (48) divorces broadway singer Hannah Williams (32) after 10 years of marriage

1964-07-28

Broadway musical actress-singer Ethel Merman (56) divorces academy award-winning actor Ernest Borgnine (47) after 32 days of marriage

Broadway - Deaths
Date Event
1923-01-01

L.M. Wells, Bucking Broadway

1931-10-24

W.H. Bainbridge, A Broadway Scandal

1935-08-20

Leo Donnelly, Broadway Gossip No. 3

1936-01-23

John Mills, Broadway Gondolier

1936-11-26

Billy Papke, The Prince of Broadway

1939-02-19

King Zany, Broadway or Bust

1940-06-19

Robert Wildhack, Broadway Melody of 1936

1942-05-25

Marion Lord, Broadway

1942-07-01

George Watts, Angels Over Broadway

1942-12-30

Cyril Gardner, The Royal Family of Broadway

1943-03-12

Alex Aarons, Broadway Melody of 1936

1944-01-11

Charles King, The Broadway Melody

1947-10-08

Helen Gilmore, Bumping Into Broadway

1949-08-31

Nick Long Jr., Broadway Melody of 1936

1949-09-08

John W. Brown, Bucking Broadway

1951-05-16

Sammy Brooks, Bumping Into Broadway

1952-03-09

S.K. Shilling, A Broadway Scandal

1953-12-29

Violet MacMillan, American Broadway theatre actress(b. 1887)

1955-04-14

Ad Wolgast, The Prince of Broadway

1955-12-05

Kay Sherris, Broadway Bill

1957-06-12

Harold Herskind, Zombies on Broadway

1957-09-07

Leach Cross, The Prince of Broadway

1958-01-14

J.S. Harrington, Howdy Broadway

1958-01-26

Louis Kolb, The Broadway Melody

1958-10-26

Norman Houston, The Broadway Melody

1959-10-28

Francis 'Bunny' Weldon, Broadway Nights

1960-01-01

William Bowman, From Broadway to a Throne

1960-01-22

David Klatzkin, King Solomon of Broadway

1960-08-08

Danton Walker, columnist (Broadway Spotlight), dies at 61

1960-08-23

Oscar Hammerstein II, Broadway librettist, dies at 65

1961-03-27

Jack Kane, Merman on Broadway

1962-07-04

Rex Bell, Broadway to Cheyenne

1962-07-12

Roger Wolfe Kahn, Bullets Over Broadway

1962-11-08

Ivy Crosthwaite, Fatty and the Broadway Stars

1963-07-10

Elmira Ross, Broadway Rhythm

1967-06-05

Otto Hahn, Two Girls on Broadway

1968-07-20

Phillip Dunning, Broadway

1971-01-07

Dick Kollmar, actor (Broadway Spotlight, Guess What), dies at 60

1973-05-30

Hal Hastings, orchestra leader (Chevrolet on Broadway), dies at 66

1976-04-24

Mark Tobey, US abstract painter, (Broadway Norm), dies at 85

1979-09-29

William J. Reiter, Broadway

1980-12-29

Helen Dodge, The Bard of Broadway

1981-03-01

Johanna Mathieson, Broadway

1981-11-21

Dotha Hippe, Broadway

1982-05-02

Wini Shaw, Broadway Hostess

1983-05-12

Blair Woolstencroft, Broadway Melody of 1940

1983-07-30

Lynn Fontanne, Broadway's premier actress (Emmy 1965), dies at 95

1983-11-20

Hans Spialek, Prom 59: John Wilson on Broadway

1984-03-17

Ethelind Terry, Lord Byron of Broadway

1984-07-15

Morty Gunty, Broadway Danny Rose

1985-07-23

Mona Moray, The Bard of Broadway

1986-04-26

Bessie Love, actress (Broadway Melody, Isadora), dies at 87

1986-06-14

Alan Jay Lerner, Broadway librettist, dies in NY at 67

1987-01-26

Bob Rollins, Broadway Danny Rose

1987-06-16

June Knight, Broadway Melody of 1936

1987-09-20

Gene Delmont, The Prince of Broadway

1988-07-08

Nick Condos, The Broadway Buckaroo

1988-07-12

Joshua Logan, Broadway producer, dies at 79 of palsy

1988-08-01

Florence Eldridge, Broadway actress (The Swan), dies at 86

1989-03-24

James Goss, Broadway Bill

1989-04-27

Howard Brookner, Bloodhounds of Broadway

1989-05-16

Mildred Rehn, Broadway Melody of 1938

1989-06-10

Richard Quine, director/actor (Babes on Broadway), dies at 68

1990-11-10

Lisa Kirk, US Broadway-singer, dies

1991-06-01

Audrey Mason, Blossoms on Broadway

1991-09-30

Nancy Welford, Gold Diggers of Broadway

1991-10-31

Joseph Papp, Broadway producer (Chorus Line), dies of cancer at 70

1992-07-25

Alfred Drake, Broadway actor (Oklahoma), dies of heart failure at 78

1992-12-29

Vivienne Segal, US actress (Broadway, Pal Joey), dies at 95

1993-10-20

Sidney Pepple, Babes on Broadway

1993-12-01

Inez Cooper, The Barkleys of Broadway

1994-01-07

Jay Blackton, broadway Conductor (Oklahoma!), dies at 84

1994-07-21

Alba Ballard, Broadway Danny Rose

1994-09-20

Jule Styne, Broadway composer (Gypsy, Funny Girl), dies at 88

1995-09-12

Johnny Bothwell, Cavalcade of Broadway: Cafe Society

1996-03-14

Charlotte Alpert, Two Tickets to Broadway

1998-07-22

Corbett Monica, Broadway Danny Rose

2000-01-22

Lois Hodnott, Broadway Melody of 1940

2001-01-21

Sandy Baron, Broadway Danny Rose

2001-04-10

Robert Faber, Zombies on Broadway

2001-09-22

Trixie Firschke, Broadway Melody of 1940

2002-01-23

Caroline Frasher, Angels Over Broadway

2002-05-29

Maggie Ross, Broadway Rhythm

2002-11-23

Jackie Gayle, Broadway Danny Rose

2003-06-15

Olga Barbato, Broadway Danny Rose

2003-09-09

Patricia West, Broadway Serenade

2004-10-23

Wilson Wood, The Barkleys of Broadway

2004-11-14

Barbara Winters Pinto, Broadway Damage

2004-12-05

Mark Arvin, From Broadway: Fosse

2005-06-16

George Axler, Broadway Danny Rose

2005-09-23

David I. Kissel, Broadway Danny Rose

2005-12-08

Maurice Shrog, Broadway Danny Rose

2006-11-20

Dirk B.G. Driksen, Dead Kennedys: DMPO's on Broadway

2007-03-12

Vilma Ebsen, Broadway Melody of 1936

2008-01-18

Georgia Frontiere, Broadway: The Golden Age, by the Legends Who Were There

2008-02-24

Phil Bodner, Bullets Over Broadway

2008-09-06

Anita Page, The Broadway Melody

2008-10-15

Edie Adams, American singer and Broadway actress (b. 1927)

2008-11-25

Gerald Schoenfeld, Broadway Danny Rose

2009-02-14

Louie Bellson, Carol Channing and Pearl Bailey: On Broadway

2009-06-19

Ken Roberts, Bullets Over Broadway

2011-02-07

Herman O. Arbeit, Headin' for Broadway

2011-05-23

Elizabeth Burgess, Two Tickets to Broadway

2011-07-18

Sid Cooper, Bullets Over Broadway

2012-09-21

Jose Curbrio, Cavalcade of Broadway 3653: The Havana-Madrid Club

2012-10-02

Marjorie Lane, Broadway Melody of 1936

2012-12-06

Don Hudson, Bloodhounds of Broadway

2013-05-10

Vincent Dowling, On Broadway

2016-07-27

Broadway impresario Jimmy Nederlander dies aged 94

2018-05-21

Patricia Morison, Broadway star of 'Kiss Me, Kate,' dies at 103


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