Center for Latter-day Saint Arts

On This Day...

A DAILY FACTOID OF OUR ART HISTORY

September 21

Corianton: An Aztec Romance shows its last performance on Broadway on this day (1912), written by Provo playwright Orestes Bean, who also directed and produced the play in Utah. Corianton ran for six performances on Broadway in 1912 before closing. It was also made into a film, Corianton: An Unholy Lovestory, but Bean did not approve of the result and sued filmmaker Lester Parks. http://www.playbill.com/production/an-aztec-romance-manhattan-opera-house-vault-0000007973; https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Orestes_U._Bean

Glen Nelson