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 "The Geisha" premieres at Daly's Theatre, London; runs for 760 performances

Music Premiere

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

Music Premiere

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

  • 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

Music Premiere

1985 Roger Miller's musical "Big River", based on Mark Twain's 1884 novel "Adventures of Huckleberry Finn", opens at Eugene O'Neill Theater, NYC; runs for 1005 performances, wins 3 Tony Awards

Music Awards

1990 25th Academy of Country Music Awards: George Strait, Clint Black, and Kathy Mattea win

  • 1991 "Grand Hotel" closes at Beck Theater NYC after 1018 performances
  • 1991 Lucy Simon & Marsha Norman's musical "Secret Garden", based on Frances Hodgson Burnett's novel, starring Daisy Eagan and Mandy Patinkin, opens at St James Theater NYC for 706 performances
  • 1992 "Shimada" closes at Broadhurst Theater NYC after 4 performances
  • 1993 "Blood Brothers" opens at Music Box Theater NYC for 839 performances
  • 1995 "A Month in the Country" opens at Roundabout Theater, NYC; runs for 79 performances
  • 1996 "Bring in Da Noise, Bring in Da Funk" opens at Ambassador Theater NYC

Album Release

2006 Columbia Records releases Bruce Springsteen's 14th studio album "We Shall Overcome: The Seeger Sessions", a tribute to folk music pioneer Pete Seeger