Events in Music on December 27

  • 1903 "Sweet Adeline", a barbershop quartet favorite, is first sung

Music History

1927 Jerome Kern and Oscar Hammerstein II's "Show Boat" premieres in New York City

  • 1932 Radio City Music Hall opens in New York City

Music Premiere

1934 Musical revue "Thumbs Up", including music and lyrics by Vernon Duke, James Hanley, and Ira Gershwin (among others), premieres at the St. James Theatre, NYC; runs for 156 performance

Music History

1941 Dmitri Shostakovich completes his 7th Symphony in Siberia

  • 1954 Gian Carlo Menotti's Pulitzer Prize winning opera "The Saint of Bleecker Street" opens at Broadway Theater in ,NYC; runs for 92 performances

Music Premiere

1961 Jule Styne, Betty Comden and Adolph Green's musical "Subways Are For Sleeping" premieres at St James Theater, NYC; runs for 205 performances

TV Show Appearance

1964 1st appearance of The Supremes on "The Ed Sullivan Show", singing "Come See About Me"

  • 1966 "At the Drop of Another Hat" opens at Booth Theater, NYC; runs for 105 performances

Album Release

1967 Columbia Records releases Leonard Cohen's debut album "Songs of Leonard Cohen"

  • 1970 Jerry Herman's musical "Hello, Dolly!" closes at the St. James Theatre, NYC, after 2844 performances and 10 Tony Awards
  • 1972 "Purlie" opens at Billy Rose Theater, NYC; runs for 14 performances

Television Premiere

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

Album Release

1979 Sire Records releases "Pretenders", the debut album of The Pretenders, in US

  • 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 Theatre, NYC; runs for 10 performances

Music History

1992 American jazz singer and piano player Harry Connick Jr is caught with 9mm gun in NY's JFK airport

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

Film Release

2002 "Chicago" (Best Picture 2003), based on John Kander and Fred Ebb's musical, directed by Rob Marshall, starring Renée Zellweger, Richard Gere, and Catherine Zeta-Jones released.