This Day in Black History Oct. 19, 1943

Othello opens on Broadway starring Paul Robeson.

Posted: 10/19/2011 07:00 AM EDT

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The Shakespearean drama Othello opens at Shubert Theater in New York City with Paul Robeson starring in the title role. Production would run for 296 performances, setting the record for Shakespearean drama on Broadway.