It’s a sweltering July evening in 1915 and the lights have just come up after the finale of a Ziegfeld Follies show at the New Amsterdam Theatre on 42nd Street. You dread walking out into the muggy night and long for a cool escape. But you’re in luck tonight because it’s the premiere of Flo Ziegfeld Jr.’s new revue, the Danse de Follies!
Known today as the father of American political cartoons, Thomas Nast gained fame for Harper’s Magazine in the 1860s and 1870s. Today he is best remembered for his cartoons about Boss Tweed and the Tammany Ring.
Peter Pan made his Broadway debut on November 6, 1905, just under a year after appearing for the first time on the London stage. Over 100 years later the boy who wouldn’t grow up can still draw our attention.