Events in Music in 1993

  • Jan 2 "Gypsy Passion" closes at Plymouth Theater NYC after 55 performances
  • Jan 3 "Catskills on Broadway" closes at Lunt-Fontanne NYC after 452 performances
  • Jan 3 "Christmas Carol" closes at Broadhurst Theater NYC after 22 performances
  • Jan 3 "Lost in Yonkers" closes at Richard Rodgers NYC after 780 performances
  • Jan 3 "Secret Garden" closes at St James Theater NYC after 706 performances
  • Jan 3 "Tommy Tune Tonite!" closes at Gershwin NYC after 10 performances
  • Jan 6 Bill Wyman announces he will leave Rolling Stones

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Jan 8 Elvis Presley Commemorative Postage Stamp goes on sale

Singer & Cultural Icon Elvis Presley
Singer & Cultural Icon
Elvis Presley
  • Jan 10 "My Favorite Year" closes at Vivian Beaumont NYC after 37 performances
  • Jan 10 "Sea Gull" closes at Lyceum Theater NYC after 48 performances
  • Jan 14 "Anna Christie" opens at Criterion Theater NYC for 54 performances
  • Jan 21 Nigerian singer Fela Kuti arrested on suspicion of murder

Music awardsMusic Awards

Jan 25 20th American Music Awards: Michael Jackson, Mariah Carey win

King of Pop Michael Jackson
King of Pop
Michael Jackson
Singer Mariah Carey
Singer
Mariah Carey
  • Jan 31 "St Joan" opens at Lyceum Theater NYC for 49 performances
  • Feb 10 "Michael Jackson Talks To Oprah Winfrey" airs on ABC & drew an astounding 39.3 rating/56 share, 90 million people

Music awardsMusic Awards

Feb 24 35th Grammy Awards: Tears in Heaven, Eric Clapton wins

Rocker, Blues Guitarist and Singer-Songwriter Eric Clapton
Rocker, Blues Guitarist and Singer-Songwriter
Eric Clapton
  • Feb 25 "Fool Moon" opens at Richard Rodgers Theater NYC for 207 performances
  • Feb 28 "Anna Christie" closes at Criterion Theater NYC after 54 performances
  • Mar 4 "Goodbye Girl" opens at Marquis Theater NYC for 188 performances
  • Mar 8 Nigerian singer Fela Kuti arrested again on suspicion of murder
  • Mar 9 7th Soul Train Music Awards: Michael Jackson, Mary J. Blige win
  • Mar 14 "Conversations with My Father" closes at Royale NYC after 462 performances
  • Mar 14 "Face Value" closes at Cort Theater NYC after * performances
  • Mar 14 "Saint Joan" closes at Lyceum Theater NYC after 49 performances
  • Mar 18 "Sisters Rosensweig" opens at Barrymore Theater NYC for 556 performances
  • Mar 19 Ice Dance Championship in Prague won by M Usova & A Zhulin (RUS)
  • Mar 25 "Candida" opens at Criterion Theater NYC for 45 performances
  • Mar 30 "Redwood Curtain" opens at Brooks Atkinson Theater NYC for 40 performances
  • Apr 5 Construction begins on Cleveland's Rock & Roll Hall of Fame
  • Apr 13 "3 Men on a Horse" opens at Lyceum Theater NYC for 40 performances
  • Apr 18 "Ain't Broadway Grand" opens at Lunt-Fontanne Theater NYC for 25 performances

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Apr 18 David Lee Roth arrested in NYC for purchasing marijuana for $10

Van Halen Rocker David Lee Roth
Van Halen Rocker
David Lee Roth
  • Apr 21 "Wilder, Wilder, Wilder" opens at Circle in Sq NYC for 30 performances
  • Apr 22 "Who's Tommy" opens at St James Theater NYC for 899 performances

Music releaseMusic Premiere

Apr 23 Peter Townshend's musical "Tommy" premieres in NYC

  • Apr 25 "Blood Brothers" opens at Music Box Theater NYC for 839 performances
  • Apr 26 "Shakespeare for My Father" opens at Helen Hayes NYC for 266 performances
  • Apr 28 "Tango Passion" opens at Longacre Theater NYC for 5 performances
  • May 2 "5 Guys Named Moe" closes at Eugene O'Neill Theater NYC after 445 performances
  • May 2 "Candida" closes at Criterion Theater NYC after 45 performances
  • May 2 "Redwood Curtain" closes at Brooks Atkinson Theater NYC after 40 performances
  • May 2 "Tango Passion" closes at Longacre Theater NYC after 5 performances
  • May 3 "Kiss of the Spider Woman" opens at Broadhurst NYC for 906 performances
  • May 4 "Angels in America-Millennium Approaches" opens at Kerr for 367 performances
  • May 9 "Ain't Broadway Grand" closes at Lunt-Fontanne NYC after 25 performances
  • May 9 "Song of Jacob Zulu" closes at Plymouth Theater NYC after 53 performances

Music awardsMusic Awards

May 11 28th Academy of Country Music Awards: Garth Brooks, Vince Gill, and Mary Chapin Carpenter win

Country Music Singer and Songwriter Garth Brooks
Country Music Singer and Songwriter
Garth Brooks
  • May 15 38th Eurovision Song Contest: Niamh Kavanagh for Ireland wins singing "In Your Eyes" in Millstreet
  • May 16 "3 Men on a Horse" closes at Lyceum Theater NYC after 40 performances
  • May 16 "Wilder, Wilder, Wilder" closes at Circle in Sq NYC after 30 performances
  • Jun 5 "Livin' On The Edge" by Aerosmith hits #18
  • Jun 7 27th Music City News Country Awards: Alan Jackson & Vince Gill
  • Jun 7 Cleveland breaks ground for Rock & Roll Hall of Fame
  • Jun 10 "She Loves Me" opens at Criterion Theater NYC for 61 performances
  • Jun 13 "Someone Who'll Watch Over Me" closes at Booth NYC after 232 performances
  • Jun 21 "Camelot" opens at Gershwin Theater NYC for 56 performances

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Jun 22 Wilson Pickett plead guilty to auto assault due to drunk driving

R&B and Soul Singer Songwriter Wilson Pickett
R&B and Soul Singer Songwriter
Wilson Pickett
  • Jun 27 "Falsettos" closes at John Golden Theater NYC after 487 performances
  • Jun 30 "Les Miserables" opens at Point Theatre, Dublin

Music releaseAlbum Release

Jul 5 Icelandic musician Björk releases her 1st solo album "Debut"

Singer Björk
Singer
Björk

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Jul 12 Andrew Lloyd Webber's musical "Sunset Promenade" opens in London

  • Jul 31 Allman Bros guitarist Dickey Betts arrested for shoving 2 cops
  • Aug 1 "In the Summer House" opens at Beaumont Theater NYC for 25 performances
  • Aug 1 "She Loves Me" closes at Criterion Theater NYC after 61 performances
  • Aug 7 "Camelot" closes at Gershwin Theater NYC after 56 performances
  • Aug 15 "Goodbye Girl" closes at Marquis Theater NYC after 188 performances
  • Aug 22 "In the Summer House" closes at Beaumont Theater NYC after 25 performances
  • Sep 1 "White Liars/Black Comedy" opens at Criterion NYC for 38 performances
  • Sep 2 10th MTV Video Music Awards: Pearl Jam, En Vogue wins
  • Sep 5 "Fool Moon" closes at Richard Rodgers Theater NYC after 207 performances
  • Sep 5 "Jelly's Last Jam" closes at Virginia Theater NYC after 569 performances
  • Sep 5 "Will Rogers Follies" closes at Palace Theater NYC after 983 performances
  • Sep 23 "Les Miserables" opens at Playhouse, Edinburgh
  • Sep 29 27th Country Music Association Award: Vince Gill wins
  • Oct 3 "White Liars/Black Comedy" closes at Criterion NYC after 38 performances
  • Oct 7 "Les Miserables" opens at Meralco Theatre, Philippines
  • Oct 7 "She Loves Me" opens at Atkinson Theater NYC for 294 performances
  • Oct 12 "Mixed Emotions" opens at John Golden Theater NYC for 48 performances
  • Oct 21 "Twilight of the Golds" opens at Booth Theater NYC for 29 performances
  • Oct 24 "Wonderful Tennessee" opens at Plymouth Theater NYC for 9 performances
  • Oct 31 "Wonderful Tennessee" closes at Plymouth Theater NYC after 9 performances

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Oct 31 Rapper Tupac Shakur charged with aggravated assault

Rap Musician and Actor Tupac Shakur
Rap Musician and Actor
Tupac Shakur
  • Nov 4 "Timon of Athens" opens at Lyceum Theater NYC for 37 performances

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Nov 4 Elton John awarded $518,700 from Sunday Mirror for a false report on his diet

Singer Elton John
Singer
Elton John
  • Nov 9 "Cinderella" opens at New York State Theater NYC for 14 performances
  • Nov 10 "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat" opens at Minskoff Theater NYC for 223 performances
  • Nov 14 "Kentucky Cycle" opens at Royale Theater NYC for 34 performances
  • Nov 14 "Twilight of the Golds" closes at Booth Theater NYC after 29 performances
  • Nov 16 "Any Given Day" opens at Longacre Theater NYC for 32 performances
  • Nov 17 "Grand Night For Singing" opens at Criterion Theater NYC for 52 performances
  • Nov 18 Pearl Jam lead singer Eddie Vedder arrested for public drunkiness
  • Nov 21 "Cinderella" closes at New York State Theater NYC after 14 performances

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Nov 21 "Cyrano - The Musical" opens at Neil Simon Theater NYC for 137 performances

Playwright and screenwriter Neil Simon
Playwright and screenwriter
Neil Simon
  • Nov 22 "Laughter on the 23rd Floor" opens at Richard Rodgers NYC for 320 perf
  • Nov 23 "Angels in America-Perestroika" opens at Walter Kerr NYC for 216 performances

Music releaseAlbum Release

Nov 23 "Doggystyle" debut album by Snoop Doggy Dogg is released (Billboard Album of the Year 1994)

Rapper Snoop Dogg
Rapper
Snoop Dogg
  • Nov 28 "Gray's Anatomy" opens at Beaumont Theater NYC for 13 performances
  • Nov 28 "Mixed Emotions" closes at John Golden Theater NYC after 48 performances
  • Nov 29 "Abe Lincoln in Illinois" opens at Beaumont Theater NYC for 40 performances
  • Dec 2 A Webster's musical "Sunset Promenade" premieres in LA
  • Dec 5 "Timon of Athens" closes at Lyceum Theater NYC after 37 performances

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Dec 7 Robert Goulet undergoes prostate cancer surgery

American Singer and Actor Robert Goulet
American Singer and Actor
Robert Goulet

Music awardsMusic Awards

Dec 8 4th Billboard Music Awards: Whitney Houston, The Bodyguard Soundtrack win

Singer and actress Whitney Houston
Singer and actress
Whitney Houston
  • Dec 9 "My Fair Lady" opens at Virginia Theater NYC for 165 performances
  • Dec 12 "Any Given Day" closes at Longacre Theater NYC after 32 performances
  • Dec 12 "Kentucky Cycle" closes at Royale Theater NYC after 34 performances
  • Dec 12 WAQX 104.3 (Q-104) rock format replaces WNCN classic format in NYC
  • Dec 15 John Williams final appearance as conductor of Boston Pops
  • Dec 16 "Red Shoes" opens at Gershwin Theater NYC for 5 performances
  • Dec 19 "Red Shoes" closes at Gershwin Theater NYC after 5 performances
  • Dec 27 "Candles, Snow, & Mistletoe" opens at Palace Theater NYC for 7 performances

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Dec 29 Courtney Love sues doctors for leaking news of her methadone treatment

Singer-Songwriter Courtney Love
Singer-Songwriter
Courtney Love
  • Dec 30 "Candles, Snow, & Mistletoe" closes at Palace NYC after 7 performances

Music concertMusic Concert

Dec 31 Barbra Streisand does her 1st live public concert in 20 years

Singer-songwriter & Actress Barbra Streisand
Singer-songwriter & Actress
Barbra Streisand