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By On This Day in NYC's History


SHOELESS JOE FROM HANNIBAL, MO!

On October 19, 1957: The Broadway hit musical Damn Yankees closed after 1,019 performances. The musical was based on the Faust legend but set in Washington, D.C. during the 1950s. The musical won numerous Tony Awards and saw multiple revivals and a film adaptation.


ISN’T IT DE-LOVELY?

On October 19, 1987: The Broadway revival of Anything Goes opened at the Vivian Beaumont Theater at Lincoln Center. The revival ran for nearly 800 performances. The play won many awards, including Tony Awards and is known for seeing countless revivals across the globe.


PRAS

On October 19, 1972: Rapper, actor, producer, and the Fugees founding member Pras was born in Brooklyn. He produced “Ghetto Superstar” and has won two Grammy awards as well as international acclaim for his work with Wyclef Jean and Lauryn Hill.