On This Day

Events in Music in December 1949

  • Dec 8 Jule Styne's "Gentlemen Prefer Blondes" opens at Ziegfeld Theater NYC for 740 performances

Film Release

Dec 8 "On the Town", the film adaptation of the Broadway musical, starring Gene Kelly, Frank Sinatra, Ann Miller and Vera-Ellen, is released

  • Dec 17 "Regina" closes at 46th St Theater NYC after 86 performances

Music History

Dec 20 Maurice Ravel and John Cranko's ballet "Beauty & the Beast" premieres