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By On This Day in NYC's History

I DREAMED A DREAM

On March 12, 1987: Les Miserables opened on Broadway at the Broadway Theater. The play had one of the longest runs in Broadway history – 6,680 performances in sixteen years and the Broadway revival will officially begin on March 23rd of this year. Check out Anne Hathaway’s rendition of “I Dreamed a Dream” as Fantine in the 2012 film adapation.

RIP CHARLES PARKER

On March 12, 1955: Jazz musician and leading figure in developing “bebop,” Charlie Parker passed away at the Stanhope Hotel, in the suite of his friend Nica de Koenigswarter.

BORN ON THIS DAY: JAKE TAPPER

On March 12, 1969: Journalist Jake Tapper was born in New York City. Tapper is the chief Washington, DC correspondent and anchor of The Lead on CNN.

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