Events in Music on January 2

  • 1843 Wagner's opera "Der Fliegende Holländer" premieres, Dresden
  • 1952 "Pal Joey" opens at Broadhurst Theater NYC for 542 performances
  • 1960 Roger Sessions' 4th Symphony, premieres
  • 1968 "Zizi" closes at Broadway Theater NYC after 49 performances
  • 1969 "Fig Leaves Are Falling" opens at Broadhurst Theater NYC for 4 performances
  • 1970 Dutch premiere of musical "Hair" in Amsterdam
  • 1972 "Rothschilds" closes at Lunt-Fontanne Theater NYC after 505 performances
  • 1978 Rhino Records releases their 1st album "Wildmania"

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1979 Sid Vicious' trial for murder of girlfriend Nancy Spungen begins

Musician Sid Vicious
Musician
Sid Vicious
  • 1982 "Camelot" closes at Winter Garden Theater NYC after 48 performances
  • 1983 "Annie" closes at Alvin Theater NYC after 2,377 performances

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1983 Duke Ellington's musical "Sophisticated Ladies" closes at Lunt-Fontanne, NYC after 767 performances

Jazz Musician and Composer Duke Ellington
Jazz Musician and Composer
Duke Ellington
  • 1993 "Gypsy Passion" closes at Plymouth Theater NYC after 55 performances
  • 1994 "Abe Lincoln in Illinois" closes at Beaumont NYC after 40 performances
  • 1994 "Shakespeare after My Father" closes at Helen Hayes NYC after 266 performances