Events in Music in 1991

  • Jan 1 Les Miserables opens at Festival Theatre, Adelaide
  • Jan 5 "Oh, Kay!" closes at Richard Rodgers Theater NYC after 77 performances
  • Jan 6 "Gypsy" closes at St James Theater NYC after 477 performances

Film tv awardsFilm and TV Awards

Jan 19 48th Golden Globes: Dances with Wolves, Jeremy Irons, & Kathy Bates wins

  • Jan 20 "Black & Blue" closes at Minskoff Theater NYC after 829 performances
  • Jan 20 "Les Miserables" opens at Pantages Theatre, LA
  • Jan 20 "Peter Pan" closes at Lunt-Fontanne Theater NYC or 45 performances
  • Jan 20 "Shogun - The Musical" closes at Marquis Theater NYC after 72 performances
  • Jan 24 "Les Miserables" opens at Theatre St Denis, Montreal
  • Jan 26 "Few Good Men" closes at Music Box Theater NYC after 497 performances

Music awardsMusic Awards

Jan 28 18th American Music Awards: M C Hammer & Janet Jackson

  • Jan 29 "Piano Lesson" closes at Walter Kerr Theater NYC after 320 performances
  • Feb 10 "La Bete" opens at Eugene O'Neill Theater NYC for 24 performances
  • Feb 14 "Mule Bone" opens at Ethel Barrymore Theater NYC for 67 performances
  • Feb 20 "Taking Steps" opens at Circle in Sq Theater NYC for 78 performances

Music awardsMusic Awards

Feb 20 33rd Grammy Awards: Another Day in Paradise, Mariah Carey

Singer Mariah Carey
Singer
Mariah Carey

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Feb 21 Neil Simon's "Lost in Yonkers" opens at Richard Rodgers Theater NYC for 780 performances

Playwright and screenwriter Neil Simon
Playwright and screenwriter
Neil Simon
  • Feb 24 "Those Were The Days" closes at Edison Theater NYC after 126 performances

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Feb 27 Singer James Brown is released from prison

Singer James Brown
Singer
James Brown
  • Feb 28 "Les Miserables" opens at Theatre Carre, Amsterdam
  • Feb 28 "Speed of Darkness" opens at Belasco Theater NYC for 36 performances
  • Mar 2 "Aspects of Love" closes at Broadhurst Theater NYC after 377 performances
  • Mar 2 "La Bete" closes at Eugene O'Neill Theater NYC after 24 performances
  • Mar 3 "Big Love" opens at Plymouth Theater NYC for 41 performances
  • Mar 9 "Les Miserables" opens at Lyric Theatre, Brisbane
  • Mar 11 Janet Jackson signs $40M 3 album deal with Virgin records
  • Mar 12 5th Soul Train Music Awards: Johnny Gill, Mariah Carey win
  • Mar 14 Ice Dance Championship at Munich won by Isabel & Phil Duchesnay (FRA)

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Mar 20 Michael Jackson signs $65M 6 album deal with Sony records

King of Pop Michael Jackson
King of Pop
Michael Jackson
  • Mar 25 63rd Academy Awards: "Dances with Wolves", Kathy Bates & Jeremy Irons win
  • Mar 30 "Speed of Darkness" closes at Belasco Theater NYC after 36 performances
  • Mar 31 Musical "Will Rogers Follies" premieres in NYC
  • Apr 3 "Penn & Teller - Refrigerator Tour" opens at Eugene O'Neill Theater NYC
  • Apr 4 "Lucifer's Child" opens at Music Box Theater NYC for 28 performances
  • Apr 7 "Big Love" closes at Plymouth Theater NYC after 41 performances
  • Apr 7 "Shadowlands" closes at Brooks Atkinson Theater NYC after 169 performances
  • Apr 8 "I Hate Hamlet" opens at Walter Kerr Theater NYC for 88 performances
  • Apr 8 Michael Landon announces he has inoperable cancer of the pancreas
  • Apr 11 "Miss Saigon" opens at Broadway Theater NYC
  • Apr 14 "Mule Bone" closes at Ethel Barrymore Theater NYC after 67 performances
  • Apr 14 "Oh, Kay!" closes at Lunt-Fontanne Theater NYC
  • Apr 15 "Secret Garden" opens at St James Theater NYC for 706 performances
  • Apr 16 M Leander & E Seago's musical "Matador" premieres in London
  • Apr 20 "Les Miserables" opens at Odense Teater, Odense

Music awardsMusic Awards

Apr 24 26th Academy of Country Music Awards: Garth Brooks and Reba McEntire win

Country Music Singer and Songwriter Garth Brooks
Country Music Singer and Songwriter
Garth Brooks
  • Apr 25 "Grand Hotel" closes at Beck Theater NYC after 1018 performances
  • Apr 25 Lucy Simon & Marsha Norman's musical premieres in NYC
  • Apr 27 "Lucifer's Child" closes at Music Box Theater NYC after 28 performances
  • Apr 28 "Gypsy" opens at Marquis Theater NYC for 105 performances
  • Apr 28 "Taking Steps" closes at Circle in Sq Theater NYC after 78 performances
  • Apr 29 "Our Country's Good" opens at Nederlander Theater NYC for 48 performances
  • May 1 "Will Rogers Follies" opens at Palace Theater NYC for 983 performances
  • May 4 36th Eurovision Song Contest: Carola for Sweden wins singing "Fangad av en stormvind" in Rome
  • May 13 "Michael Jackson: Magic & Madness" goes on sale
  • May 19 "Buddy - The Buddy Holly Story" closes at Shubert NYC after 225 performances
  • May 25 "People Are Still Having Sex" by LaTour hits #35
  • May 29 "Les Miserables" opens at Aotea Theatre in Auckland, New Zealand
  • Jun 8 "Our Country's Good" closes at Nederlander Theater NYC after 48 performances
  • Jun 10 25th Music City News Country Awards: Ricky Van Shelton

Music releaseAlbum Release

Jun 11 Natalie Cole releases "Unforgettable...with Love", covering her father's standards, (Grammy for Album of the Year)

Singer and Songwriter Natalie Cole
Singer and Songwriter
Natalie Cole
  • Jun 16 "Fiddler on the Roof" closes at Gershwin Theater NYC after 241 performances
  • Jun 22 "I Hate Hamlet" closes at Walter Kerr Theater NYC after 88 performances
  • Jun 23 "Weird Al" Yankovic records "Babalu Music"
  • Jun 26 "Getting Married" opens at Circle in Sq Theater NYC for 70 performances
  • Jun 29 "Jackie Mason - Brand New" closes at Neil Simon NYC after 216 performances
  • Jul 9 "A Little Night Music" opens at New York State Theater NYC for 7 performances
  • Jul 28 "Gypsy" closes at Marquis Theater NYC after 105 performances

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Aug 2 Funk singer Rick James, arrested on sexual torture charges

Musician Rick James
Musician
Rick James

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Aug 8 Carlos Santana pleads no contest to marijuana possession charge

Musician Carlos Santana
Musician
Carlos Santana
  • Aug 10 "A Little Night Music" closes at New York State NYC after 7 performances
  • Aug 25 "Getting Married" closes at Circle in Sq Theater NYC after 70 performances
  • Sep 4 "Most Happy Fella" opens at NY State Theater NYC
  • Sep 5 8th MTV Video Music Awards: REM wins
  • Oct 3 25th Country Music Association Award: Garth Brooks, Tanya Tucker & Vince Gill wins
  • Oct 5 NJ Devils begin their 10th Anniversary with a 7-2 win over the Blues
  • Oct 9 "On Borrowed Time" opens at Circle in Sq Theater NYC for 99 performances
  • Oct 18 "Most Happy Fella" closes at NY State Theater NYC
  • Oct 20 "Andre Heller's Wonderhouse" opens at Broadhurst NYC for 9 performances
  • Oct 23 "Les Miserables" opens at Mogador Theatre, Paris
  • Oct 24 "Dancing at Lughnasa" opens at Plymouth Theater NYC for 421 performances
  • Oct 27 "Andre Heller's Wonderhouse" closes at Broadhurst NYC after 9 performances
  • Oct 27 "Homecoming" opens at Criterion Theater NYC for 49 performances
  • Nov 2 Jermaine Jackson releases "Word to the Badd!!" anti Michael song
  • Nov 6 "Moscow Circus Cirk Valentin" opens at Gershwin NYC for 32 performances
  • Nov 7 "Brigadoon" opens at New York State Theater NYC for 12 performances
  • Nov 7 "Park Your Car in Harvard Yard" opens at Music Box NYC
  • Nov 14 Michael Jackson's "Black or White" video premieres on FOX TV
  • Nov 17 "Brigadoon" closes at New York State Theater NYC after 12 performances

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Nov 23 Freddie Mercury, 45, confirms he has AIDS the day before he dies

Singer-Songwriter Freddie Mercury
Singer-Songwriter
Freddie Mercury
  • Nov 27 "Peter Pan" opens at Minskoff Theater NYC for 48 performances
  • Dec 1 "Moscow Circus Cirk Valentin" closes at Gershwin NYC after 32 performances
  • Dec 1 "Once on this Island" closes at Booth Theater NYC after 469 performances
  • Dec 5 "Catskills on Broadway" opens at Lunt-Fontanne NYC for 452 performances
  • Dec 6 "Les Miserables" opens at Circustheater, Scheveningen
  • Dec 8 "Homecoming" closes at Criterion Theater NYC after 49 performances
  • Dec 8 "Nick & Nora" opens at Marquis Theater NYC for 9 performances

Music awardsMusic Awards

Dec 9 2nd Billboard Music Awards: Michael Jackson & Whitney Houston win

Singer and actress Whitney Houston
Singer and actress
Whitney Houston
King of Pop Michael Jackson
King of Pop
Michael Jackson
  • Dec 10 "Crucible" opens at Belasco Theater NYC for 32 performances
  • Dec 10 IM Pei receives $5 million for design of Rock & Roll Hall of Fame
  • Dec 15 "Nick & Nora" closes at Marquis Theater NYC after 9 performances
  • Dec 19 "Christmas Carol" opens at Eugene O'Neill Theater NYC for 14 performances
  • Dec 29 "Christmas Carol" closes at Eugene O'Neill Theater NYC after 14 performances