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By On This Day in NYC's History

SHOELESS JOE FROM HANNIBAL, MO!

On October 19, 1957: The Broadway hit musical Damn Yankees closed after 1,019 performances. The musical is based on the Faust legend, however set in Washington D.C. during the 1950s. Damn Yankees won numerous Tony Awards and saw mutliple revivals and a film adaptation.

ISN’T IT DE-LOVELY?

On October 19, 1987: The Broadway revival of Anything Goes opened at the Vivian Beaumont Theater in Lincoln Center. The revival ran for nearly 800 performances. The play has won many awards (including Tony Awards) and is known for seeing countless revivals across the globe.

PRAS

On October 19, 1972: Rapper, actor, producer, and Fugees founding member Pras was born in Brooklyn. The man that brought us “Ghetto Superstar,” Pras has won two Grammy awards as well as international acclaim for his work with Wyclef Jean and Lauryn Hill.

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