'Rocky Horror Show' Musical Photocall In Berlin Getty Images/Getty Images Entertainment/Christian Marquardt
By On This Day in NYC's History

ROCKY HORROR SHOW

On March 10, 1975: The Broadway musical The Rocky Horror Show opened at the Belasco Theater for 45 performances. It was produced and directed by Patrick Sharman, with music, lyrics, and book by Richard O’Brien. The Broadway debut received one Tony nomination and three Drama Desk nominations.

Rocky Horror Show Cast 1975

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FIRST OPERA TELEVISED

On March 10, 1940: The first opera was telecasted from the Metropolitan Opera. The television network, W2XBS (now WNBC) broadcasted a scene from the Italian opera Pagliacci, and the audio portion was carried to radio station WJZ.

Metropolitan Opera 1965

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