Things You Learn While Researching The FringeNYC Show You Just Saw

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In 1864, John Wilkes Booth and his two brothers made their only onstage appearance together in a benefit performance of Julius Caesar at the Winter Garden Theater to raise the funds to erect the statue of Shakespeare in Central Park that you can still see to this day.



So every time you see that Shakespeare statue--and yes, it's the one you're thinking you remember seeing at some point or another--just remember.  LINCOLN WAS SHOT so you could have that statue.

Or.  Something.

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Also, the only existing copy of that statue is at the Alabama Shakespeare Festival in Montgomery, Alabama, where I work. And John Wilkes Boothe performed in Montgomery at the Montgomery Theatre, where the music for the song "DIxie" was first written down, scrawled on the wall back stage. Ain't trivia great?
Yes, trivia is the bees knees! Also trivia: bees have knees! TRIVIA!

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