Video: '2013 Helen Hayes Tribute to Actors' Equity Association'
(Monday, May 26, 1913) — The Actors’ Equity Association, a labor union representing the world of live theatrical performance, was organized today by a group of actors at the Pabst Grand Circle Hotel in New York. The union’s first president was Francis Wilson.
Video: '"OBCR - "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?"' (six-part playlist)
(Sunday, April 28, 1963) — Broadway’s Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? was named best play today at the 17th Tony Awards, while A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum won best musical. The ceremony was held in the Hotel Americana Imperial Ballroom in New York City and hosted by Abe Burrows and Robert Morse.
Video: 'Celeste Holm - I Cain't Say No'
(Wednesday, March 31, 1943) — Oklahoma!, the first musical play by Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II, opened today on Broadway at the St. James Theatre in New York City. Ten years later, Oklahoma! would be described as “a new musical that broke all the rules: it had no big-name stars, no bare-legged chorus and, worst of all, it contained a ‘high-brow’ ballet.” Read more on Musical play ‘Oklahoma!’ opens on Broadway 70 years ago today (1943)…
Video: '"Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?" Original Broadway cast - Opening scene part 2' (at 7:54)
(Saturday, October 13, 1962) — Edward Albee’s searing four-character drama Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? opened at the Billy Rose Theater on Broadway with Arthur Hill as George, Uta Hagen as Martha, George Grizzard as Nick and Melinda Dillon as Honey.