ALL THAT JAZZ CAME TO AN END
On August 27, 1977: The original Broadway production of the musical Chicago closed at the 46th Street Theater after 947 performances. The musical was revived on Broadway in 1966, and the Academy Award-winning film directed by Rob Marshall was released in 2002.
On August 27, 1947: Actress and model Barbara Bach was born in Rosedale, Queens. Bach portrayed Bond girl Anya Amasova in the 1977 film The Spy Who Loved Me. She married former Beatle Ringo Starr in 1981.
THE MET’S ROOF WAS ON FIRE
On August 27, 1892: The New York City Metropolitan Opera House, located at 39th and Broadway, caught fire, completely gutting the nine-year-old building. The 1892-1893 opera season was cancelled during reconstruction.