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STAGE TUBE: On This Day 8/1- Sam Mendes

August 1
10:40 AM 2012

Welcome to BWW's ON THIS DAY Series celebrating theatrical birthdays, openings and special events that took place on this day in theatre history!

Happy Birthday, Sam Mendes! Mendes is best known for whis work as the artistic director of the Donmar Warehouse, and his direction of the film American Beauty and the Broadway production of Cabaret on Broadway starring Alan Cumming. His production of Oliver! became the longest running show ever to play at the London Palladium. Additional stage credits includeTennessee Williams's The Glass Menagerie, Stephen Sondheim's Company (which had the first ever African American "Bobby"), Alan Bennett's Habeas Corpus and his farewell duo of Chekhov's Uncle Vanya and Twelfth Night, which transferred to the Brooklyn Academy Of Music and Gypsy on Broadway starring Bernadette Peters

In celebration of this day, we bring you 'Rose's Turn' as performed by Bernadette Peters at the 2003 Tony Awards. Click below to check it out!

 

STAGE TUBE: On This Day 8/1- Sam Mendes
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