44 years ago today Jacques Brel is Alive and Well and Living in Paris opened in the Playhouse Square Cabaret, which was in the lobby of Loew's State Theatre. We hoped the show would run for 3-4 weeks, it ran for over two years. Later it became known as "the show that saved the theatres."
Much more info can be found here in the 40th anniversary post.
All photos by William Gesten/Foto Arts Inc.