Playbill Vault’s Today in Theatre History: February 29
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Broadway Dims Its Lights for Tony-Winning Producer Margo Lion February 29 The producer of Hairspray, Angels in America, and more died January 24 at age 75.
Drift, Starring Joe Pantoliano, Begins Off-Broadway Set in the blue collar, urban landscape of the 1950’s, William Francis Hoffman’s drama premieres at New World Stages.
Brooklyn Public Library and Brooklyn Historical Society to Merge A new plan will combine their rich archival holdings, officials say, while preserving the missions of both institutions.
Gerald Krone, a Negro Ensemble Company Founder, Dies at 86 He provided the administrative know-how that got the theater troupe off the ground in 1967. That he was white drew some criticism.
The Many Moods and Pleasures of Donald Judd’s Objects There is a beautifully complex language of materials to savor in a survey of the artist’s work at MoMA. It’s his first U.S. survey in over 30 years.
Broadway’s How I Learned to Drive, Starring Mary-Louise Parker and David Morse, Meets the Press Paula Vogel’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play will begin performances at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre March 22.
Facing Sex-Abuse Claims, Buffalo Diocese Declares Bankruptcy The diocese said it was seeking Chapter 11 protection because of old accusations revived under New York’s Child Victims Act.
Get Ready, New York: The Plastic Bag Ban Is Starting A statewide law, which takes effect on Sunday, forbids businesses from providing the single-use bags that many shoppers rely on.
Michelle Aravena, Rodney Ingram, and Sean MacLaughlin Will Star in Drury Lane’s Evita Performances of the Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice musical will begin in Chicago April 10.
Fairview’s MaYaa Boateng, Kadijah Raquel, and More Tapped for World Premiere of Exception to the Rule The new play by Dave Harris, directed by Miranda Haymon, will debut as part of Roundabout’s Underground programming in the spring.
Watch Rachel Bay Jones, Brandon Victor Dixon, More in Scenes From Kennedy Center’s Next to Normal Michael Greif, who directed the original Broadway production, also helmed the D.C. engagement.
Cooper Hewitt Donor Pulls Million Gift to Protest Director’s Ouster The philanthropist Judy Francis Zankel said she was cutting the museum out of her will after Caroline Baumann was forced out for violating conflict of interest rules.
James Graham Adapting Ink for the Screen The playwright and screenwriter will turn his Broadway and West End play into a feature film.
Martin McDonagh’s Hangmen Begins on Broadway The hit play returns to the U.S. following its sold-out run Off-Broadway in 2018.