Events in Music on November 2

Music Premiere

1928 Dmitri Shostakovich's 1st Symphony premieres in US with Leopold Stokowski leading the Philadelphia Orchestra at The Academy of Music, Philadelpha

  • 1931 Warren, Dixon and Young's musical "Laugh Parade" premieres in NYC

Music Premiere

1950 Jan Meyerowitz and Langston Hughes' musical drama "The Barrier" opens at Broadhurst Theater, NYC; runs for 4 performances

  • 1959 "Girls against the Boys" opens at Alvin Theater NYC for 16 performances
  • 1960 Dmitri Shostakovich's 8th String quartet premieres in Leningrad
  • 1961 "Kean" opens at Broadway Theater NYC for 92 performances
  • 1963 "Tambourines to Glory" opens at Little Theater NYC for 24 performances
  • 1968 "Her First Roman" closes at Lunt Fontanne Theater NYC after 17 performances
  • 1971 "Great Harp" opens at Martin Beck Theater NYC for 7 performances

Television Premiere

1973 "Barbra Streisand ...and Other Musical Instruments" special premieres on CBS TV

Music Premiere

1979 Peter Shaffer's musical "Amadeus" premieres in London

Music Single

1983 "Thriller" single released worldwide by Michael Jackson

Album Release

1987 George Harrison releases album "Cloud 9" & Paul McCartney releases greatest hits album "All the Best"

  • 1989 Musical "Meet Me In St Louis", based on the 1944 film, opens at Gershwin Theater, NYC; runs for 253 performances
  • 1991 Jermaine Jackson releases "Word to the Badd!!" anti Michael song
  • 1995 "Busker Alley" premieres at St James Theatre, NY
  • 1995 "Sacrilege" opens at Belasco Theater NYC for 21 performances

Theatrical Finale

1996 Revival of Eugene O'Neill's' drama "Hughie", directed by Al Pacino, and starring Pacino and Paul Benedict, closes at Circle in the Square Theater, NYC, after 56 performances

  • 1997 "Barrymore" closes at Music Box Theater NYC after 240 performances

Television Premiere

1997 Rodgers & Hammerstein's television musical "Cinderella", starring Brandy Norwood, Whitney Houston, and Bernadette Peters premieres on ABC-TV

Music History

2006 7th Latin Grammy Awards: Shakira first female artist to win Record of the Year, Album of the Year, and Song of the Year

Album Release

2018 Blue Note Records releases "She Remembers Everything", the fourteenth studio album by singer-songwriter Rosanne Cash, produced by Tucker Martine and Cash's husband John Leventhal