Sorry I haven’t been around much recently, but I’ve been on vacation and will continue to be until next Saturday, June 15th. I’ll probably post all of the Tony winners tomorrow night, but that’s probably all you’ll see in the next week!
June 3, 1975 The original production of Chicago premiered on this date 38 years ago, starring Gwen Verdon and Chita Rivera as Roxie Hart and Velma Kelly. Thelong-running revival currently plays at the Ambassador Theatre.
May 30, 1971 Idina Menzel celebrates her 42nd birthday today. She won a Tony for her performance in Wicked and was Tony-nominated for her role in Rent. She will return to Broadway next year in If/Then.
May 22, 1907 Laurence Olivier, one of the most influential actors of the 20th century, was born on this date 106 years ago. He appeared in over 20 Broadway shows, including Caesar and Cleopatra and The Entertainer, for which he was Tony-nominated.