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PHIFE DOG

On November 20, 1970: Rapper and member of A Tribe Called Quest Malik Isaac Taylor, better known by his stage name Phife Dog, was born in St. Albans, Queens. After helping form the group in high school alongside Q-Tip and Ali Shaheed Muhammad, Phife Dog has become a part of a New York hip hop legacy.


BROADWAY’S KIT KAT KLUB

On November 20, 1966: Cabaret opened on Broadway at the Broadhurst Theatre. The production, starring Jill Haworth, Bert Convy, and Joel Grey, ran for over 1,000 performances and won 8 Tony awards in 1967. Cabaret has since seen numerous celebrated and long-running revivals.

 

SEVEN YEARS JUST STARTED

On November 20, 1952: George Axelrod’s three act play The Seven Year Itch premiered at the Fulton Theatre. The film adaptation was released in 1955, starring Tom Ewell (reprising his Broadway role) and Marilyn Monroe.