Category Archive: Theater

Dec 27

December 27, 1986: Les Miserables Opens at Kennedy Center

On this day in 1986, the musical “Les Miserables” opened at the John F. Kennedy Perform for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C. The eight-week run was the U.S. debut of the most popular musical of all time.

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Oct 30

October 30, 1949: Leon Rippy Born

On this day in 1949, Leon Rippy was born in Rock Hill, South Carolina. He has become one of the more recognizable character actors working today.

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Jul 23

July 23, 1984: Vanessa Williams Resigns as Miss America

On this day in 1984, Vanessa Williams resigned as Miss America. The first African-American woman to receive the crown was forced to do so before nude pictures of her were published in Penthouse magazine.

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Jun 29

June 29, 1974: Mikhail Baryshnikov Defects

On this day in 1974, Russian ballet star Mikhail Baryshnikov defected from the Soviet Union after a performance in Toronto. The dance virtuoso had been performing a series of shows at the O’Keefe Centre (now Sony Centre) with the USSR’s Bolshoi group.

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