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PLANNING THE PARK

On April 28, 1858: The Central Park Board of Commissioners selected the Greensward Plan, submitted by Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux, for the United States’ first major urban public park. The design and implementation of Central Park, a major New York and American landmark, is why many consider Olmsted and Vaux to be the fathers of the professional landscape architecture in America.

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END OF THE LINE

On April 28, 1990: One of Broadway’s most successful shows, A Chorus Line, closed after its 6,137-performance run. It was nominated for 12 Tony Awards and won nine, including Best Musical. A Chorus Line also won the 1976 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, an honor not often awarded to a musical.