By Robert Viagas
and Christopher Reichheld and Anne Bradley
01 Jan 2014
1906 Just what is only Forty-five Minutes from Broadway? The answer plays at the New Amsterdam Theatre via George M. Cohan's new musical. The cast includes Donald Brian, Fay Templeton, and Victor Moore. It will run for 90 performances then tour.
1964 Tennessee Williams opens a revised version of his critically-panned 1963 play The Milk Train Doesn't Stop Here Anymore. But it does even worse than the first version and closes after just 5 performances, despite the presence of Tallulah Bankhead, Tab Hunter and Marian Seldes.
1972 Maurice Chevalier dies today, at 84, in Paris. He made his debut there in 1900. He became a world famous entertainer performing on stage, in music halls, and in films.