1997 – The play revival “The Diary of Anne Frank” opened.

Diary of Anne Frank Playbill - Opening Night, Dec 1997

Diary of Anne Frank opens at the Music Box Theater in New York City. by sabrina-lee

The Diary of Anne Frank is the stage adaptation of the book The Diary of a Young Girl. It opened on October 5, 1955, at the Cort Theater, Broadway, and ran until 1957. It received several awards, such as the Tony Award for Best Play, the New York Drama Critics Circle award for Best Play, the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, and more.

On this day, December 4, in 1977, the revived version of the play opened at the Music Box Theater.

Twenty years later the play was revived again as George Hearn played the part of Otto Frank and Natalie Portman took on the role of Anne. The production received two Tony Award nominations in 1999 for Best Revival of a Play and for Best Featured Actress as well as two Drama Desk nominations for Outstanding Featured Actor and Actress.

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