By David Gewirtzman
and Ernio Hernandez and Doug Nevin
10 Jul 2012
1974 Bloomsbury brings back the flavor of that literary era in this new drama by Peter Luke. Richard Cottrell directs Yvonne Mitchell as Virginia Woolf and Daniel Massey as Lytton Strachey. Opening tonight at London's Phoenix Theatre, Bloomsbury will have 53 performances.
1994 Roundabout Theatre Company presents Henrik Ibsen's Hedda Gabler at the Criterion Theatre. Kelly McGillis stars as the title character in a cast that also features Patricia Conolly, Bette Henritze and Laura Linney. The production, directed by Sarah Pia Anderson, will play 33 performances.
1997 Some New York theatre notables make their way North to Massachusetts' Williamstown Theatre Festival to star in Sidney Kingsley's Dead End which opens tonight. Among the thespians featured are Robert Sean Leonard, Campbell Scott, Marian Seldes, Hope Davis and Scott Wolf. The play, about the wharf rats on New York's seedy riverfront, is directed by Nicholas Martin.
2008 Following its acclaimed production of Gypsy, which transferred to Broadway, City Center's Encores! Summer Stars series returns for a second season with the Tony-winning Damn Yankees. The baseball-themed musical boasts a starry cast led by Jane Krakowski as Lola, Sean Hayes as Mr. Applegate and Cheyenne Jackson as Joe Hardy.