Events in Music in 1947

  • Jan 4 "Park Avenue" closes at Shubert Theater NYC after 72 performances
  • Jan 4 "Show Boat" closes at Ziegfeld Theater NYC after 417 performances
  • Jan 9 "Street Scene" opens at Adelphi Theater NYC for 148 performances
  • Jan 9 Roger Sessions' 2nd Symphony premieres in San Francisco
  • Jan 10 "Finian's Rainbow" opens at 46th St Theater NYC for 725 performances
  • Jan 18 "Red Mill" closes at Ziegfeld Theater NYC after 831 performances
  • Jan 21 "Sweethearts" opens at Shubert Theater NYC for 288 performances
  • Jan 21 Arthur Honegger's 4th Symphony premieres in Basel
  • Feb 15 "Toplitzky of Notre Dame" closes at Century Theater NYC after 60 performances
  • Feb 16 Morton Gould's 3rd Symphony, premieres
  • Feb 18 Gian Carlo Menotti's opera "Telephone" premieres in NYC
  • Mar 12 "Chocolate Soldier" opens at Century Theater NYC for 69 performances
  • Mar 13 "Brigadoon" opens at Ziegfeld Theater NYC for 581 performances
  • Mar 29 "Beggar's Holiday" closes at Broadway Theater NYC after 111 performances
  • Apr 3 "Barefoot Boy with Cheek" opens at Martin Beck NYC for 108 performances
  • Apr 26 "Bless the Bride" musical opens in London
  • May 10 "Chocolate Soldier" closes at Century Theater NYC after 69 performances

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May 16 Billie Holiday is arrested in her New York apartment for possession of narcotics

Jazz Musician Billie Holiday
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Billie Holiday
  • May 17 "Street Scene" closes at Adelphi Theater NYC after 148 performances
  • Jun 2 "Louisiana Lady" opens at Century Theater NYC for 4 performances
  • Jun 4 "Louisiana Lady" closes at Century Theater NYC after 4 performances
  • Jul 5 "Barefoot Boy with Cheek" closes at Martin Beck NYC after 108 performances
  • Aug 1 "Medium & The Telephone" opens at Barrymore Theater NYC for 211 performances
  • Sep 27 "Sweethearts" closes at Shubert Theater NYC after 288 performances
  • Oct 2 "Music in My Heart" opens at Adelphi Theater NYC for 124 performances
  • Oct 3 "Under the Counter" opens at Shubert Theater NYC for 27 performances
  • Oct 9 Julie Styne & Sam Cohn's musical "High Button Shoes" premieres in NYC for 727 performances
  • Oct 10 Rodgers & Hammerstein's musical "Allegro" premieres at Majestic Theater NYC for 318 performances
  • Oct 25 "Under the Counter" closes at Shubert Theater NYC after 27 performances
  • Oct 30 Darius Milhauds 3rd Symphony "Hymnus Ambrosianus," premieres in Paris
  • Nov 1 "Medium & The Telephone" closes at Barrymore NYC after 211 performances
  • Dec 8 "Caribbean Carnival" opens at International Theater NYC for 11 performances
  • Dec 11 Bob Hilliard and Sigman's musical "Angel in the Wings" opens at Coronet Theater NYC for 308 performances
  • Dec 13 "Caribbean Carnival" closes at International NYC after 11 performances
  • Dec 26 "Cradle Will Ruck" opens at Mansfield Theater NYC for 34 performances