Events in Music in 1950

  • Jan 6 "Happy as Larry" opens at Coronet Theater NYC for 3 performances
  • Jan 7 "Happy as Larry" closes at Coronet Theater NYC after 3 performances
  • Jan 14 "As the Girls Go" closes at Winter Garden Theater NYC after 420 performances
  • Jan 17 "Alive & Kicking" opens at Winter Garden Theater NYC for 46 performances
  • Jan 20 "Dance Me a Song" opens at Royale Theater NYC for 35 performances
  • Jan 21 "Lend an Ear" closes at National Theater NYC after 460 performances
  • Feb 2 "Arms & the Girl" opens at 46th St Theater NYC for 134 performances
  • Feb 11 "Rag Mop" by The Ames Brothers hits #1
  • Feb 18 "Dance Me a Song" closes at Royale Theater NYC after 35 performances
  • Feb 22 Brockway & Weinstock publish "Men of Music" (rev ed)
  • Feb 28 "Alive & Kicking" closes at Winter Garden Theater NYC after 46 performances
  • Mar 15 Gian Carlo Menotti's opera "Consul" opens at Barrymore Theater NYC for 269 performances
  • Mar 18 "Touch & Go" closes at Broadhurst Theater NYC after 176 performances
  • Mar 23 "Great to Be Alive" opens at Winter Garden Theater NYC for 52 performances

Music concertMusic Concert

Mar 27 Jazz pianist, Erroll Garner's solo concert (Cleveland, Ohio)

Jazz Pianist Erroll Garner
Jazz Pianist
Erroll Garner
  • Apr 8 "Miss Liberty" closes at Imperial Theater NYC after 308 performances
  • Apr 24 "Peter Pan" opens at Imperial Theater NYC for 320 performances
  • Apr 27 "Tickets, Please" opens at Coronet Theater NYC for 245 performances
  • May 6 "Great to Be Alive" closes at Winter Garden Theater NYC after 52 performances
  • May 11 Eugene Ionesco's first play "La Cantatrice Chauve" (The Bald Soprano ) premieres in Paris
  • May 12 Darius Milhauds opera "Bolivar" premieres in Paris
  • May 18 "Liar" opens at Broadhurst Theater NYC for 12 performances
  • May 27 "Arms & the Girl" closes at 46th St Theater NYC after 134 performances
  • Jun 27 "Liar" closes at Broadhurst Theater NYC after 12 performances
  • Jun 28 "Michael Todd's Peep Show" opens at Winter Garden NYC for 278 performances
  • Jul 1 "Lost in the Stars" closes at Music Box Theater NYC after 281 performances

Film release premierFilm Premier

Aug 10 "Sunset Boulevard", American film noir directed by Billy Wilder and starring William Holden and Gloria Swanson, premieres at Radio City Music Hall in NYC

  • Sep 9 "Texas, Li'l Darlin'" closes at Mark Hellinger NYC after 293 performances
  • Sep 9 "Where's Chartev?" closes at St James Theater NYC after 792 performances
  • Oct 5 "Pardon Our French" opens at Broadway Theater NYC for 100 performances
  • Oct 12 "Call Me Madam" opens at Imperial Theater NYC for 644 performances
  • Oct 27 Paul Creston's 3rd Symphony "Triumph of St Joan" premieres
  • Oct 30 David Diamond's 3rd Symphony, premieres
  • Nov 2 "Barrier" opens at Broadhurst Theater NYC for 4 performances
  • Nov 4 "Barrier" closes at Broadhurst Theater NYC after 4 performances
  • Nov 4 "Consul" closes at Barrymore Theater NYC after 269 performances
  • Nov 23 Howard Swanson's "Short Symphony" premieres
  • Nov 24 "Guys & Dolls" opens at 46th St Theater NYC for 1200 performances
  • Nov 25 "Tickets, Please" closes at Coronet Theater NYC after 245 performances
  • Dec 13 "Let's Make an Opera" opens at John Golden Theater NYC for 5 performances
  • Dec 14 "Bless You All" opens at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC for 84 performances
  • Dec 16 "Let's Make an Opera" closes at John Golden Theater NYC after 5 performances
  • Dec 21 Cole Porte's musical "Out of this World" premieres at New Century Theater NYC for 157 performances