Cher Public

Nobody knows where it really ends

On this day in 1956, the floperetta Shangri-La opened at the Winter Garden Theatre, to run a whopping 21 performances.

Adapting the novel Lost Horizon into a musical continued to be a lousy idea in 1973.

On this day in 1855 Verdi’s Les vêpres siciliennes premiered in Paris.

Born on this day in 1901 soprano Anna Báthy.

Born on this day in 1902 conductor Oliviero De Fabritiis.

Happy 88th birthday tenor Kurt Equiluz.

Happy 79th birthday bass Gwynne Howell.

  • La Cieca

    And just because you think you’re small
    That doesn’t mean that you’re small at all
    And just the way a tiny branch is like a tree to a twig
    To someone else you’re a pig!

    • Donald Grove

      I remember at 12 or 13 years old being very frustrated that the Lost Horizon musical came and went from my hometown’s movie theaters so fast! I felt so deprived.

  • southerndoc1

    Bette Midler: “I never miss a Liv Ullmann musical.”

  • Rosina Leckermaul

    Harold Lang shared the bed of many a celebrity from Nancy Walker to Leonard Bernstein and Arthur Laurents. I remember reading somewhere that Leonard Bernstein once said that Mr. Lang’s rear end was one of the seven wonders of the world.

  • Dan Patterson

    I actually remember watching this show when it was done on Hallmark Hall of Fame about 1960. I recognized (at the tender age of 12) that it wasn’t very good, but I was glad to have seen it, having been a fan of the old movie for a couple of years.