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

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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
  • May 24 Kim Basinger files for bankruptcy to avoid paying $7.4M settlement
  • 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

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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
  • 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