NEW YORKERS TOOK THE STAGE
On August 15th, 1969: Natives migrated to White Lake, New York for “An Aquarian Exposition: 3 Days of Peace & Music,” a.k.a. Woodstock. Thirty-two acts–many of them, including Richie Havens and Melanie Safka, native New Yorkers–performed outdoors in front of 400,000 concert-goers during this weekend event. The crowning event of the counterculture, Woodstock was one of the biggest rock festivals in and a counter-cultural touchstone.
AIN’T MISBEHAVIN’ OPENED
On August 15th, 1988: The Broadway revival of the musical revue Ain’t Misbehavin’ opened at the Ambassador Theatre. Featuring the same director, choreographer, and cast as the original 1978 production ran for 179 performances and eight previews and was nominated for the Tony for Best Revival of a Musical.
BORN ON THIS DAY: ROSE MARIE
On August 15th, 1923: Actress Rose Marie was was born. A vaudeville veteran, Rose Marie career includes film record, theater, night clubs, and television. She is most famously known for her role as Sally Rogers on the CBS situation comedy The Dick Van Dyke Show, and has made countless appearances in other television shows and feature films.
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