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On April 27, 1986: The Broadway revival of Sweet Charity, starring Debbie Allen, opened at Minskoff Theater for its 368-performance run. Like the original production, it was choreographed and directed by the legendary Bob Fosse. Sweet Charity was nominated for five Tony Awards, of which it one four. In 2005, it saw a third Broadway revival, this time starring Christina Applegate and garnering three additional Tony Award nominations.


On April 27, 1932: Nearly 60,000 fans congregated in Yankee Stadium to honor New York Yankees legend Babe Ruth. “Babe Ruth Day,” as it was called, was a moving tribute and farewell to the baseball great; he passed away a year later of throat cancer.

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