On This Day in Music for October 19

Events in Music

  • 1948 "My Romance" opens at Shubert Theater NYC for 95 performances
  • 1957 "Damn Yankees" closes at 46th St Theater NYC after 1,022 performances
  • 1969 Jerry Bock and Sheldon Harnick's musical "The Rothschilds", starring Halden, Jill Clayburgh, and Robby Benson opens at Lunt-Fontanne Theatre, NYC; runs for 505 performances, winning 2 Tony Awards
  • 1972 "Mother Earth" opens at Belasco Theater NYC for 12 performances
  • 1975 "A Chorus Line", held record longest-running Broadway show (6,137 performances), premieres on Broadway at the Shubert Theatre in New York
  • 1986 Joe Raposa's musical "Raggedy Ann: The Musical Adventure", starring Ivy Austin, closes at Nederlander Theater, NYC, after 5 performances
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Weddings in Music

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Musicians Who Died on Oct 19

  • 1758 Johan H Roman, Finnish/Swedish composer/conductor/violinist, dies
  • 1786 Pietro Alessandro Pavona, composer, dies at 58
  • 1793 Francesc Morera i Cots, Valencian composer, dies at 62
  • 1810 Jean-Georges Noverre, French dancer and choreographer (ballet d'action), dies at 83
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