TODAY IN THEATRE HISTORY: In 2009, Alice Ripley plays a suburban woman battling mental illness in Tom Kitt and Brian Yorkey’s musical, Next to Normal, which opens on Broadway at the Booth Theatre. Directed by Michael Greif, the cast also includes J. Robert Spencer, Aaron Tveit and Jennifer Damiano. Ripley will win a Tony Award for her performance, and the musical will win the Pulitzer Prize for Drama.
That insane moment when you’re going through old playbills and your dad pulls out one from the original production of Rent because he saw the original cast and causally forgot to tell you for the last nineteen years….
Happy Birthday, Harold Clayton Lloyd (April 20th, 1893 - March 8th, 1971)
"My humor was never cruel or cynical. We just took life and poked fun at it. We made it so it could be understood the world over, without language barriers. We seem to have conquered the time barrier, as well."