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By On This Day in NYC's History


On November 5, 1941: Art Garfunkel was born in Forrest Hills, Queens. One half of the eponymous duo Simon & Garfunkel, Garfunkel has made his way into American musical and cultural history alongside Paul Simon, with countless hits under his belt and songs scoring the classic 1967 film The Graduate. Garfunkel also made New York history with the famous Simon & Garfunkel Concert in Central Park.



On November 5, 1967: Actress Judy Reyes was born in the Bronx. Reyes is best known for her role as Carla Espinosa on the NBC sitcom Scrubs. After Scrubs, Reyes starred in the independent drama Gun Hill Road. 


On November 5, 1987: Into the Woods, starring Bernadette Peters, opened on Broadway at the Martin Beck Theater for 764 performances, and won numerous Tony Awards. The musical has seen numerous revivals, including a 2012 revival as part of the Shakespeare in the Park productions, and most recently, a new film adaptation Meryl Streep, Emily Blunt, James Corden, Anna Kendrick, Chris Pine, Johnny Depp, and Christine Baranski.

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