THE APPLAUSE CAME TO AN END
On May 27th, 1972: The Broadway musical, Applause, closed in the Palace Theater after giving 900 performances including previews. The original cast included Lauren Bacall, who won a Tony award for her performance.
A CONTEST ARRIVED IN NEW YORK
On May 27th, 1984: Beth Henley’s Miss Firecracker Contest opened at the Manhattan Theater Club. It was originally produced in Los Angeles at the Victory Theater.
BORN ON THIS DAY: LOUIS GOSSETT JR.
On May 27th, 1936: Actor Louis Gossett Jr. was born. Gossett Jr. starred in the critically acclaimed television mini-series Roots, and for his Academy Award winning turn in An Officer and a Gentleman.
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