Events in Music in 1994

  • Jan 1 "Flying Karamzov Brothers" closes at Helen Hayes NYC after 50 performances
  • Jan 1 "Grand Night after Singing" closes at Criterion NYC after 52 performances
  • Jan 2 "Abe Lincoln in Illinois" closes at Beaumont NYC after 40 performances
  • Jan 2 "Shakespeare after My Father" closes at Helen Hayes NYC after 266 performances
  • Jan 3 "Gray's Anatomy" closes at Beaumont Theater NYC after 13 performances
  • Jan 6 "The Government Inspector" opens at Lyceum Theater NYC for 37 performances

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Jan 25 Accused of molesting a 13-year-old boy, Michael Jackson settles a civil lawsuit out of court

King of Pop Michael Jackson
King of Pop
Michael Jackson
  • Jan 27 "No Man's Land" opens at Criterion Theater NYC for 61 performances
  • Jan 31 Barcelona opera theater "Gran Teatro del Liceo" burns down
  • Feb 3 "Les Miserables" opens at Kallang Theatre, Singapore
  • Feb 6 "Government Inspector" closes at Lyceum Theater NYC after 37 performances

Music awardsMusic Awards

Feb 7 21st American Music Awards: Whitney Houston wins

Singer and actress Whitney Houston
Singer and actress
Whitney Houston
  • Feb 8 Motley Crue drummer Tommy Lee charge with possession of loaded firearm
  • Feb 22 "Les Miserables" opens at Chunichi Theatre, Nagoya
  • Mar 1 36th Grammy Awards: I Will Always Love You, Toni Braxton wins

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Mar 2 Miami begins a Latin walk of fame, 1st star for Gloria Estefan

  • Mar 3 "Damn Yankees" opens at Marquis Theater NYC for 510 performances
  • Mar 5 Singer Grace Slick arrested for pointing a gun at a cop
  • Mar 7 The United States Supreme Court rules in Campbell v. Acuff-Rose Music, Inc.that parodies of an original work are generally covered by the doctrine of fair use.
  • Mar 15 8th Soul Train Music Awards: Toni Braxton, Whitney Houston win
  • Mar 17 "Little More Magic" opens at Belasco Theater NYC for 30 performances

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Mar 20 "Cyrano - The Musical" closes at Neil Simon NYC after 137 performances

Playwright and screenwriter Neil Simon
Playwright and screenwriter
Neil Simon
  • Mar 20 "Flowering Peach" opens at Lyceum Theater NYC for 41 performances
  • Mar 20 "No Man's Land" closes at Criterion Theater NYC after 61 performances

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Mar 21 English actor Dudley Moore arrested for hitting his girlfriend

Actor, Comedian and Jazz Musician Dudley Moore
Actor, Comedian and Jazz Musician
Dudley Moore
  • Mar 24 "Carousel" opens at Beaumont Theater NYC for 322 performances
  • Mar 24 "Song of Jacob Zulu" opens at Plymouth Theater NYC for 53 performances
  • Mar 27 Ice Dance Championship at Chiba Japan won by Gritschuk & Platov (RUS)
  • Apr 5 "Jackie Mason Politically Incorrect" opens at Golden NYC for 347 performances
  • Apr 7 "Medea" opens at Longacre Theater NYC for 82 performances
  • Apr 7 Singer Percy Sledge pleads guilty to tax evasion
  • Apr 10 "Les Miserables" opens at Hiten Theatre, Osaka
  • Apr 17 "Little More Magic" closes at Belasco Theater NYC after 30 performances
  • Apr 17 "Twilight - Los Angeles 1992" opens at Cort Theater NYC for 72 performances
  • Apr 18 "Beauty & the Beast" opens at Palace Theater NYC
  • Apr 21 "Picnic" opens at Criterion Theater NYC for 45 performances
  • Apr 24 "Broken Glass" opens at Booth Theater NYC for 73 performances
  • Apr 24 "Flowering Peach" closes at Lyceum Theater NYC after 41 performances
  • Apr 27 "An Inspector Calls" opens at Royale Theater NYC for 454 performances
  • Apr 30 39th Eurovision Song Contest: Paul Harrington and Charlie McGettigan for Ireland wins singing "Rock 'n' Roll Kids" in Dublin
  • May 1 "My Fair Lady" closes at Virginia Theater NYC after 165 performances
  • May 1 "Rise & Fall of Little Voice" opens at Neil Simon NYC for 9 performances

Music awardsMusic Awards

May 3 29th Academy of Country Music Awards: Garth Brooks, Vince Gill, and Wynonna win

Country Music Singer and Songwriter Garth Brooks
Country Music Singer and Songwriter
Garth Brooks

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May 4 Singer Courtney Love cleared of drug charges

Singer-Songwriter Courtney Love
Singer-Songwriter
Courtney Love
  • May 5 "Sally Marrand Her Escorts" opens at Helen Hayes NYC for 50 performances
  • May 8 "Rise & Fall of Little Voice" closes at Neil Simon NYC after 9 performances
  • May 9 "Passion" opens at Plymouth Theater NYC for 280 performances
  • May 10 "Best Little Whorehouse Goes Public" opens at Lunt-Font NYC for 16 per

Music concertMusic Concert

May 10 Barbra Streisand's begins 1st concert tour in 30 years

Singer-songwriter & Actress Barbra Streisand
Singer-songwriter & Actress
Barbra Streisand
  • May 11 Musical "Grease" opens at Eugene O' Neill Theater NYC for 1,503 performances
  • May 21 "Best Little Whorehouse in Texas" closes at Lunt-Fontanne NYC after 16 performances

  • May 24 Poison singer Bret Michaels gets into a car crash
  • May 29 "Joseph & the Amazing Dreamcoat" closes at Minskoff Theater NYC after 223 performances
  • May 29 "Picnic" closes at Criterion Theater NYC after 45 performances
  • Jun 5 "Gray's Anatomy" opens at Beaumont Theater NYC for 8 performances
  • Jun 6 28th Music City News Country Awards: Alan Jackson & Ray Stevens
  • Jun 15 Disney's animated musical film "The Lion King" opens in theaters with $42 million
  • Jun 19 "Sally Marrand Her Escorts" closes at Helen Hayes NYC after 50 performances
  • Jun 19 "She Loves Me" closes at Atkinson Theater NYC after 294 performances
  • Jun 19 "Twilight - Los Angeles 1992" closes at Cort NYC after 72 performances
  • Jun 26 "Broken Glass" closes at Booth Theater NYC after 73 performances
  • Jun 26 "Medea" closes at Longacre Theater NYC after 82 performances
  • Jun 27 "Gray's Anatomy" closes at Beaumont Theater NYC after 8 performances
  • Jun 27 Aerosmith become first major band to let fans download a full new track free from the internet
  • Jul 10 "Hedda Gabler" opens at Criterion Theater NYC for 33 performances
  • Jul 16 "Sisters Rosensweig" closes at Barrymore Theater NYC after 556 performances
  • Jul 16 3 tenors-Placid Domingo, Luciano Parvoti, Jose Carreras, perform in LA
  • Jul 23 Dancer Gene Kelly suffers a mild stroke
  • Jul 28 Last steel beam is placed on Cleveland's Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

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Aug 1 The Rolling Stones begin Voodoo Lounge world tour

Drummer Charlie Watts
Drummer
Charlie Watts
  • Aug 5 Rocker Billy Idol admitted to the hospital after drug overdose
  • Aug 7 "Hedda Gabler" closes at Criterion Theater NYC after 33 performances

Music releaseAlbum Release

Aug 23 Jeff Buckley releases his album "Grace", featuring his cover of Leonard Cohen's "Hallelujah"

Singer-songwriter and writer Leonard Cohen
Singer-songwriter and writer
Leonard Cohen
  • Aug 27 "Laughter on the 23rd Floor" closes at R Rodgers NYC after 320 performances

Music releaseAlbum Release

Aug 29 British band Oasis release their debut album "Definitely Maybe", becomes fastest-selling album ever in UK

Musician Noel Gallagher
Musician
Noel Gallagher
  • Sep 8 11th MTV Video Music Awards: Aerosmith wins with newlyweds Michael Jackson & Lisa Marie Presley opening the show
  • Sep 8 "Philadelphia, Here I Come" opens at Criterion NYC for 52 performances
  • Sep 12 Country singer George Jones undergoes triple bypass surgery
  • Sep 28 "Cats" 5,000th Broadway performance (joins Chorus Line & Oh! Calcutta!)
  • Oct 2 "Show Boat" opens at Gershwin Theater NYC

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Oct 4 Keith Moore is charged with stealing $5,000,000 from Sting

Singer and Actor Sting
Singer and Actor
Sting
  • Oct 5 28th Country Music Association Award: Vince Gill & Pam Tillis wins

Music concertMusic Concert

Oct 17 Billy Joel performs opening concert at Cleveland's Gund Arena

Pianist, songwriter, and composer Billy Joel
Pianist, songwriter, and composer
Billy Joel
  • Oct 22 "Philadelphia, Here I Come" closes at Criterion NYC after 52 performances
  • Nov 15 "Glass Menagerie" opens at Criterion Theater NYC for 57 performances
  • Nov 17 "Sunset Boulevard" opens at Minskoff Theater NYC for 977 performances
  • Nov 20 "Flying Karamzov Brothers..." opens at Helen Hayes NYC for 50 performances
  • Nov 20 "Shadow Box" opens at Circle in Sq Theater NYC for 49 performances

Music releaseAlbum Release

Nov 29 "My Life" 2nd studio album by Mary J Blige is released (Billboard Music Award Top R&B Album 1995)

Singer-songwriter Mary J. Blige
Singer-songwriter
Mary J. Blige
Rapper Puff Daddy
Rapper
Puff Daddy
  • Nov 30 Beatles' 1st album in 25 years, "Live at the BBC", is released in Britain
  • Dec 1 Rober Schumanns 2nd Symphony premieres in London

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Dec 2 Andrew Lloyd Webber admitted to hospital for ulcer treatment

  • Dec 4 "Angels in America-Perestroika" closes at W Kerr NYC after 216 performances
  • Dec 4 "Angels in America-Millennium Approach" closes at Kerr after 367 performances

Music awardsMusic Awards

Dec 7 5th Billboard Music Awards: Ace of Base & Mariah Carey win

Singer Mariah Carey
Singer
Mariah Carey
  • Dec 8 "What's Wrong With this Picture?" opens at Circle in Sq NYC for 12 per
  • Dec 13 "The Hits" 2nd compilation album by Garth Brooks is released (Billboard Album of the Year 1995)
  • Dec 15 "A Tuna Christmas" opens at Booth Theater NYC for 20 performances

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Dec 16 Davy Jones (Monkees), charged with DWI

Singer Davy Jones
Singer
Davy Jones
  • Dec 18 "Comedy Tonight" opens at Lunt-Fontanne Theater NYC for 8 performances
  • Dec 18 "What's Wrong With this Pic?" closes at Circle in Sq NYC after 12 performances
  • Dec 22 "Christmas Carol" opens at Richard Rodgers Theater NYC for 18 performances
  • Dec 25 "Comedy Tonight" closes at Lunt-Fontanne Theater NYC after 8 performances

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Dec 28 Tammy Wynette admitted to the hospital with bile duct infection

Country singer Tammy Wynette
Country singer
Tammy Wynette