Events in Music on December 27

  • 1903 "Sweet Adeline", a barbershop quartet favorite, is first sung
  • 1932 Radio City Music Hall opens in New York City
  • 1934 Vernon Duke & James Hanley's musical premieres in NYC

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1941 Dmitri Shostakovich completes his 7th Symphony in Siberia

  • 1954 "Saint of Bleecker Street" opens at Broadway Theater NYC for 92 performances
  • 1954 Gian Carlo Menotti's opera "Saint" premieres in NYC
  • 1961 Styne, Comden and Green's musical "Subways are for Sleeping" premieres at St James Theater NYC for 205 performances
  • 1966 "At the Drop of Another Hat" opens at Booth Theater NYC for 105 performances

Music releaseAlbum Release

1967 Leonard Cohen releases his debut album "Songs of Leonard Cohen" on Columbia Records

Singer-songwriter and writer Leonard Cohen
Singer-songwriter and writer
Leonard Cohen
  • 1970 "Hello, Dolly!" closes at St James Theater NYC after 2844 performances
  • 1972 "Purlie" opens at Billy Rose Theater NYC for 14 performances

Appears on tv showTelevision Premiere

1978 CBS Television's premiere of its version of "Les Miserables", starring Richard Jordan and Anthony Perkins

  • 1986 "Les Miserables" opens at Kennedy Center, Washington, D.C.
  • 1992 "3 From Brooklyn" closes at Helen Hayes Theater NYC after 45 performances
  • 1992 "Les Miserables" opens at Ostregaswerks, Copenhagen
  • 1992 "Tommy Tune Tonite! Song & Dance Act" opens at Gershwin NYC for 10 performances

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1992 Harry Connick Jr is caught with 9mm gun in NY's JFK airport

  • 1993 "Candles, Snow, & Mistletoe" opens at Palace Theater NYC for 7 performances

Film release premierFilm Release

2002 "Chicago" (Best Picture 2003), based on the musical, directed by Rob Marshall, starring Renee Zellweger, Richard Gere, and Catherine Zeta-Jones released.