Imperial Theatre, 249 W 45th Street, New York, NY 10036
On this day in… 1877 The first human cannonball act in the world was performed in London. There has got to be a first for everything – and that includes human cannonballs! The first ever recorded human cannonball took place at the Royal Aquarium in London on 10 April 1877. A 14 year old called Rossa Matilda Richter (with a stage name of Zazel) was shot out of a cannon at the enormous venue in Westminster. It did her career no end of good because she went on to tour with Barnum’s circus. The spring-style cannon (as opposed to a …
Les Miserables returns to Broadway in this brand new production from Cameron Mackintosh.