THE SHARKS AND THE JETS TOOK THE STAGE
On September 26, 1957: West Side Story, inspired by Romeo and Juliet, opened at the Winter Garden Theatre. Cue the dance battles.
A DOLL’S LIFE ISN’T LONG
On September 26, 1982: The musical A Doll’s Life closed at the Mark Hellinger Theatre after 5 performances. The production is known as one of Broadway’s biggest flops.
BORN ON THIS DAY: HELEN GIULIANI
On September 26, 1909: Helen D’Avanzo was born in Brooklyn. She was one of seven children. She married barkeeper Harold Giuliani in 1936 and gave birth to Rudolph Giuliani (you may be familiar with his mayoral work) in 1944.
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