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Miss De La Hoya of petty cash

On this day in 1968 the Burt Bacharach / Hal David / Neil Simon musical Promises Promises opened on at the Shubert Theatre, to run 1,281 performances. 

Born on this day in 1823 composer Ernest Reyer who wrote the “other” Ring opera.

Born on this day in 1877 composer Mykola Dmytrovych Leontovych (who wrote something other than a familiar Ukrainian Christmas carol).

Born on this day in 1932 mezzo-soprano Heather Begg.

On this day in 1951 Benjamin Britten‘s Billy Budd premiered in London.

On this day in 1956 Leonard Bernstein‘s (and many others’) Candide opened on Broadway.

On this day in 1958 Rodgers and Hammerstein‘s Flower Drum Song opened on Broadway.

Happy 57th birthday soprano Leontina Vaduva.

  • David Prosser

    A small London theatre (the Southwark Playhouse) revived Promises Promises recently. Turkey Lurkey Time was a definite low-point