By On This Day in NYC's History

I REMEMBER MAMA, DO YOU?

On September 2, 1979: I Remember Mama closed after 108 performances and 40 reviews at the Majestic Theatre. The musical originated from a memoir by Kathryn Forbes titled Mama’s Bank Account. 

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ZORBA GOT ZAPPED

On September 2, 1984: The Broadway revival of Zorba, a musical based off Nikos Kazantzakis’s novel Zorba the Greek, closed on Broadway after 362 performances. The original Broadway production premiered in 1968 and ran for 305 performances.

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Image courtesy of Broadway World

BORN ON THIS DAY: JOHN CHARLES HALL

On September 2, 1960: Poet, lawyer, author and singer John Charles Hall was born in Brooklyn. Most people know the fames poet as John S. Hal who made this change in nomenclature when he was 15 because he simply didn’t like how the C looked in his name.

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