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By On This Day in NYC's History

THE SHARKS AND THE JETS TOOK THE STAGE

On September 26, 1957: West Side Story, inspired by Romeo and Juliet, opened at the Winter Garden Theatre. Cue the dance battles.

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Featured Image Courtesy of popspotsnyc.com

A DOLL’S LIFE ISN’T LONG

On September 26, 1982: The musical A Doll’s Life closed at the Mark Hellinger Theatre after 5 performances. The production is known as one of Broadway’s biggest flops.

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Featured Image Courtesy of independent.co.uk

BORN ON THIS DAY: HELEN GIULIANI

On September 26, 1909: Helen D’Avanzo was born in Brooklyn. She was one of seven children. She married barkeeper Harold Giuliani in 1936 and gave birth to Rudolph Giuliani (you may be familiar with his mayoral work) in 1944.

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Featured Image Courtesy of Washington Post

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