On This Day

Events in Music on April 25

  • 1792 "La Marseillaise", later the national anthem of France, is composed by Claude Joseph Rouget de Lisle in Strasbourg
  • 1896 Fight in Central Dance Hall starts fire at Cripple Creek, Colorado
  • 1896 Sidney Jones & Harry Greenbacks musical premieres in London

Music releaseMusic Premiere

1926 Giacomo Puccini's opera "Turandot" premieres in Milan

Composer Giacomo Puccini
Composer
Giacomo Puccini

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1956 Noël Coward's musical "South Sea Bubble" premieres in London

Playwright, Director and Singer Noël Coward
Playwright, Director and Singer
Noël Coward
  • 1961 "Young Abe Lincoln" opens at Eugene O'Neill Theater NYC for 27 performances
  • 1968 "Half a Sixpence" opens at Broadhurst Theater NYC for 512 performances
  • 1970 "Park" closes at John Golden Theater NYC after 5 performances

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1985 Roger Miller's musical "Big River" opens at Eugene O'Neill Theater NYC for 1005 performances

Country Singer Roger Miller
Country Singer
Roger Miller
  • 1990 25th Academy of Country Music Awards: George Strait, Clint Black, and Kathy Mattea win
  • 1991 Musical "Secret Garden" opens at St James Theater NYC for 706 performances
  • 1991 "Grand Hotel" closes at Beck Theater NYC after 1018 performances
  • 1991 Lucy Simon & Marsha Norman's musical premieres in NYC
  • 1992 "Shimada" closes at Broadhurst Theater NYC after 4 performances
  • 1993 "Blood Brothers" opens at Music Box Theater NYC for 839 performances
  • 1995 "Month in the Country" opens at Roundabout Theater NYC for 79 performances
  • 1996 "Bring in Da Noise, Bring in Da Funk" opens at Ambassador Theater NYC