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May 5th In NYC History

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1891...Carnegie Hall – then known simply as the Music Hall – opens on 57th Street and Seventh Avenue with a concert conducted by Russian composer Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky.

1955...The original "Damn Yankees," starring Gwen Verdun, makes its debut on Broadway.

2011...Celebrated writer and director Arthur Laurents – the co-creator of musical theater classics like "Gypsy" and "West Side Story" – dies in Manhattan at age 93. ClientIP:, UserAgent: CCBot/2.0 ( Profile: TWCSAMLSP