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By On This Day in NYC's History

DA ROOF (OF THE NYC MET OPERA HOUSE) IS ON FIRE

On August 27, 1892: The New York City Metropolitan Opera House, located at 39th and Broadway, caught fire, completely gutting the nine-year-old building. The 1892-1893 opera season was cancelled during reconstruction.

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Image courtesy of Time Shutter

AND ALL THAT JAZZ CAME TO AN END

On August 27, 1977: The original Broadway production of the musical Chicago closed at the 46th Street Theater after 947 performances. Chicago was revived on Broadway in 1966 and the Academy Award-winning film directed by Rob Marshall was released in 2002, a clip of which is below:

BORN ON THIS DAY: BARBARA BACH

On August 27, 1947: Actress and model Barbara Bach was born in Rosedale, Queens. Goldbach portrayed Bond girl Anya Amasova in the 1977 film The Spy Who Loved Me. She married former Beatle Ringo Starr in 1981.

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Image courtesy of Ball Park Guys

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