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Birthday of Broadway comedian Bobby Clark , best known for his drawn-on eyeglasses and slapstick comedy style, often in tandem with sidekick Paul McCullough . Clark's resume includes Strike Up the Band , Ziegfeld Follies of 1936 , Star and Garter , Mexican Hayride , and Michael Todd's Peep Show . When the audience arrives at Maxine Elliott's Theatre for the first public performance of Marc Blitztein 's pro-union "labor opera" The Cradle Will Rock , they are informed by director Orson Welles that the government has shut down the WPA Federal Theatre Project production. In response, Welles and producer John Houseman rent the empty Venice Theatre, and the cast and audience march 20 blocks upt... Full story

16 June