Musicals in History (Part 2)

Events in Music

Events 101 - 200 of 2,069

  • 1931-11-02 Warren, Dixon & Young's musical "Laugh Parade" premieres in NYC
  • 1931-12-04 "Frankenstein" opens at Mayfair
  • 1931-12-26 Pulitzer Prize-winning musical play "Of Thee I Sing" opens on Bdwy

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1932-02-17 Irving Berlin's musical "Face the Music" premieres in NYC

Composer and Lyricist Irving Berlin
Composer and Lyricist
Irving Berlin
  • 1932-11-29 Cole Porters musical "Gay Divorcee" premieres in NYC
  • 1934-08-27 Harold Arlen, Ira Gershwin & Yips Harburg's musical 'Life Begins at 8:40' premieres in NYC
  • 1934-12-27 Vernon Duke & James Hanley's musical premieres in NYC
  • 1935-10-10 George Gershwin's "Porgy & Bess" opens on Broadway NY
  • 1935-10-12 Cole Porters musical "Jubilee" premieres in NYC
  • 1935-11-16 Richard Rodgers & Lorenz Hart's musical "Jumbo" premieres in NYC
  • 1936-04-11 Rodgers & Hart's musical "On Your Toes" premieres in NYC
  • 1936-05-02 Sergei Prokofiev's musical "Peter and the Wolf" premieres in Moscow
  • 1937-11-27 Pro-labor musical revue "Pins & Needles" opens, produced by ILGWU
  • 1938-02-04 "Our Town" by Thornton Wilder opens on Broadway
  • 1938-03-16 Noel Coward's musical "Operette" premieres in London
  • 1938-10-25 The Archbishop of Dubuque, Francis J. L. Beckman, denounces Swing music as "a degenerated musical system... turned loose to gnaw away at the moral fiber of young people", warning that it leads down a "primrose path to hell".
  • 1939-08-17 "Wizard of Oz" opens at Loew's Capitol Theater in NY
  • 1939-08-28 Sammy Fain and Jack Yellen's musical "George White's Scandals" premieres
  • 1939-10-18 Richard Rodgers & Lorenz Harts musical "Too Many Girls" premieres in NYC
  • 1939-12-06 Cole Porter's musical "Du Barry was a Lady" premieres in NYC
  • 1940-02-08 Lewis & Hamilton's musical "Two for the Show" premieres in NYC
  • 1940-05-28 Irving Berlin's musical "Louisiana Purchase" premieres in NYC
  • 1940-10-25 Duke, Latouche & Felter's musical premieres in NYC
  • 1940-10-30 Cole Porters musical "Panama Hattie" premieres in New York City
  • 1941-10-01 H Martin/R Blane's musical "Best Foot Forward" premieres in NYC
  • 1941-10-29 Cole Porter's musical "Let's Face It" premieres in New York City
  • 1942-01-24 Musical "Star & Garter" premieres in NYC
  • 1942-07-24 Irving Berlin's musical "This is the Army" premieres in NYC
  • 1943-02-28 "Porgy & Bess" opens on Broadway with Anne Brown & Todd Duncan
  • 1943-10-07 Weill/Perelman/Nash' musical "One Touch of Venus" premieres in NYC
  • 1943-10-19 Theater Guild presentation of "Othello" opens at Shubert
  • 1944-05-03 "Meet Me in St Louis" opens on Broadway
  • 1944-08-20 "Anna Lucasta" opens on Broadway
  • 1944-08-21 Grieg/Work/Forest's musical "Song of Norway" premieres in NYC
  • 1944-09-28 1st TV Musical comedy (The Boys from Boise)
  • 1944-10-05 Harold Arlen/ET Harburgs musical premieres in NYC
  • 1944-12-28 Leonard Bernstein's musical "On the Town" premieres in NYC
  • 1945-01-15 "Make Mine Manhattan" opens at Broadhurst Theater NYC for 429 performances
  • 1945-01-27 S Romberg, H&D Fields' musical premieres in NYC
  • 1945-04-19 Rodgers & Hammerstein musical "Carousel" opens on Broadway
  • 1945-10-27 "Carib Song" closes at Adelphi Theater NYC after 36 performances
  • 1945-11-08 "Girl from Nantucket" opens at Adelphi Theater NYC for 12 performances
  • 1945-11-10 "Are You with It?" opens at Century Theater NYC for 264 performances
  • 1945-11-17 "Girl from Nantucket" closes at Adelphi Theater NYC after 12 performances
  • 1945-11-22 "Day before Spring" opens at National Theater NYC for 167 performances
  • 1945-12-21 "Billion Dollar Baby" opens at Alvin Theater NYC for 219 performances
  • 1946-01-05 "Show Boat" opens at Ziegfeld Theater NYC for 417 performances
  • 1946-01-09 "Would-Be Gentleman" opens at Booth Theater NYC for 77 performances
  • 1946-01-12 "Polonaise" closes at Alvin Theater NYC after 113 performances
  • 1946-01-21 "Nellie Bly" opens at Adelphi Theater NYC for 16 performances
  • 1946-02-02 "Nellie Bly" closes at Adelphi Theater NYC after 16 performances
  • 1946-02-06 "Lute Song" opens at Plymouth Theater NYC for 142 performances
  • 1946-02-13 "The Duchess Misbehaves" opens at Adelphi Theater NYC for 5 performances
  • 1946-02-16 "The Duchess Misbehaves" closes at Adelphi Theater NYC after 5 performances
  • 1946-03-07 "Three to Make Ready" opens at Adelphi Theater NYC for 323 performances
  • 1946-03-16 "Would-Be Gentleman" closes at Booth Theater NYC after 77 performances
  • 1946-03-30 "St Louis Woman" opens at Martin Beck Theater NYC for 113 performances
  • 1946-04-14 "Day Before Spring" closes at National Theater NYC after 167 performances
  • 1946-04-18 "Call Me Mister" opens at National Theater NYC for 734 performances
  • 1946-04-18 Rome/Auerbach/Horwitt's musical "Call Me Mister" premieres in NYC
  • 1946-05-16 Musical "Annie Get Your Gun" starring Ethel Merman premieres in NYC
  • 1946-06-08 "Lute Song" closes at Plymouth Theater NYC after 142 performances
  • 1946-06-16 "Annie Get Your Gun" opens at Imperial Theater NYC for 1147 performances
  • 1946-06-29 "Are You with It?" closes at Century Theater NYC after 264 performances
  • 1946-06-29 "Billion Dollar Baby" closes at Alvin Theater NYC after 219 performances
  • 1946-07-06 "St Louis Woman" closes at Martin Beck Theater NYC after 113 performances
  • 1946-07-08 "Tidbits of 1946" opens at Plymouth Theater NYC for 8 performances
  • 1946-07-13 "Tidbits of 1946" closes at Plymouth Theater NYC after 8 performances
  • 1946-09-05 "Yours Is My Heart" opens at Shubert Theater NYC for 36 performances
  • 1946-09-17 "Gypsy Lady" opens at Century Theater NYC for 79 performances
  • 1946-09-17 "If the Shoe Fits" opens at Century Theater NYC for 20 performances
  • 1946-10-05 "Yours Is My Heart" closes at Shubert Theater NYC after 36 performances
  • 1946-11-04 "Park Avenue" opens at Shubert Theater NYC for 72 performances
  • 1946-11-07 "Bal Negre" opens at Belasco Theater NYC for 54 performances
  • 1946-11-23 "Gypsy Lady" closes at Century Theater NYC after 79 performances
  • 1946-12-14 "Three to Make Ready" closes at Adelphi Theater NYC after 323 performances
  • 1946-12-19 Noel Cowards musical "Pacific 1860" premieres in London
  • 1946-12-21 "If the Shoe Fits" closes at Century Theater NYC after 20 performances
  • 1946-12-22 "Bal Negre" closes at Belasco Theater NYC after 54 performances
  • 1946-12-26 "Beggar's Holiday" opens at Broadway Theater NYC for 111 performances
  • 1946-12-26 "Toplitzky of Notre Dame" opens at Century Theater NYC for 60 performances
  • 1947-01-04 "Park Avenue" closes at Shubert Theater NYC after 72 performances
  • 1947-01-04 "Show Boat" closes at Ziegfeld Theater NYC after 417 performances
  • 1947-01-09 "Street Scene" opens at Adelphi Theater NYC for 148 performances
  • 1947-01-10 "Finian's Rainbow" opens at 46th St Theater NYC for 725 performances
  • 1947-01-18 "Red Mill" closes at Ziegfeld Theater NYC after 831 performances
  • 1947-01-21 "Sweethearts" opens at Shubert Theater NYC for 288 performances
  • 1947-02-15 "Toplitzky of Notre Dame" closes at Century Theater NYC after 60 performances
  • 1947-03-12 "Chocolate Soldier" opens at Century Theater NYC for 69 performances
  • 1947-03-13 "Brigadoon" opens at Ziegfeld Theater NYC for 581 performances
  • 1947-03-29 "Beggar's Holiday" closes at Broadway Theater NYC after 111 performances
  • 1947-04-03 "Barefoot Boy with Cheek" opens at Martin Beck NYC for 108 performances
  • 1947-04-26 "Bless the Bride" musical opens in London
  • 1947-05-10 "Chocolate Soldier" closes at Century Theater NYC after 69 performances
  • 1947-05-17 "Street Scene" closes at Adelphi Theater NYC after 148 performances
  • 1947-06-02 "Louisiana Lady" opens at Century Theater NYC for 4 performances
  • 1947-06-04 "Louisiana Lady" closes at Century Theater NYC after 4 performances
  • 1947-07-05 "Barefoot Boy with Cheek" closes at Martin Beck NYC after 108 performances
  • 1947-08-01 "Medium & The Telephone" opens at Barrymore Theater NYC for 211 performances
  • 1947-09-27 "Sweethearts" closes at Shubert Theater NYC after 288 performances

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