Innovators are inevitably controversial

evaBorn on this day in 1899 actress, producer, director, translator, writer and teacher Eva Le Gallienne

Born on this day in 1875 composer Reinhold Gliere.

Born on this day in 1893 bass Tancredi Pasero.

Born on this day in 1894 soprano Gertrud Bindernagel.

Happy 73rd birthday conductor John DeMain.

Happy 62nd birthday countertenor Drew Minter.

On this day in 1976 Stephen Sondheim‘s Pacific Overtures opened on Broadway.