Musicals in History (Part 10)

Events in Music

Events 901 - 1,000 of 2,141

  • 1971-06-26 "Man of La Mancha" closes at ANTA Wash Sq Theater NYC after 2329 performances

Theatrical Finale

1971-06-27 "You're a Good Man Charlie Brown" closes at the John Golden Theatre, NYC, after 31 performances

  • 1971-09-11 "2 by 2" closes at Imperial Theater ,NYC, after 343 performances

Music History

1971-10-12 Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice's rock opera "Jesus Christ Superstar", starring Jeff Fenholt and Ben Vereen opens at Mark Hellinger Theatre, NYC; runs for 711 performances

Music Premiere

1971-10-20 Melvin Van Peebles' musical "Ain't Supposed to Die a Natural Death" opens at Barrymore Theater, NYC; runs for 325 performances

  • 1971-10-21 "To Live Another Summer" opens at Helen Hayes NYC for 173 performances

Film Premiere

1971-10-29 Frank Zappa's musical mockumentary "200 Motels", starring The Mothers of Invention, Theodore Bikel, and Ringo Starr premieres in Beverly Hills, California

Music Premiere

1971-10-31 Revival of Leonard Bernstein, Betty Comden and Adolph Green's musical "On the Town" opens at Imperial Theater, NYC; runs for 65 performances

  • 1971-11-02 "Great Harp" opens at Martin Beck Theater NYC for 7 performances
  • 1971-11-06 "Great Harp" closes at Martin Beck Theater NYC after 7 performances
  • 1971-11-22 "Only Fools Are Sad" opens at Edison Theater NYC for 144 performances
  • 1971-11-28 "Me Nobody Knows" closes at Helen Hayes Theater, NYC, after 587 performances
  • 1971-12-01 Galt MacDermot and John Guare's "Two Gentlemen of Verona" opens at St James Theater NYC for 613 performances
  • 1971-12-07 Musical "Wild and Wonderful" opens and closes at the Lyceum Theater, NYC, after 1 performance
  • 1971-12-19 "Inner City" opens at Barrymore Theater NYC for 97 performances
  • 1972-01-01 "Company" closes at Alvin Theater NYC after 690 performances
  • 1972-01-01 "On the Town" closes at Imperial Theater NYC after 65 performances
  • 1972-01-01 "Promises Promises" closes at Shubert Theater NYC after 1281 performances
  • 1972-01-02 "Rothschilds" closes at Lunt-Fontanne Theater NYC after 505 performances
  • 1972-02-13 "1776" closes at 46th St Theater NYC after 1,217 performances

Film Release

1972-02-13 "Cabaret", directed by Bob Fosse, based on John Kander and Fred Ebb's musical of the same name, starring Liza Minnelli and Michael York, released

  • 1972-02-14 The Musical "Grease" 1st opens on Broadway at the Eden Theatre
  • 1972-03-11 "Inner City" closes at Barrymore Theater NYC after 97 performances
  • 1972-03-19 "To Live Another Summer" closes at Helen Hayes NYC after 173 performances
  • 1972-03-22 Musical "The Selling of the President" opens at Shubert Theater, NYC; runs for 5 performances
  • 1972-03-25 "Selling of the President" closes at Shubert Theater NYC after 5 performances
  • 1972-03-26 "Only Fools Are Sad" closes at Edison Theater NYC after 144 performances

Music Premiere

1972-03-30 Revival of Stephen Sondheim's musical-comedy "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum", starring Phil Silvers, opens at Lunt-Fontanne Theatre, NYC; runs for 156 performances and wins 2 Tony Awards

  • 1972-04-09 "Sugar", a musical adaptation of 1959 film "Some Like It Hot", opens at Majestic Theater, NYC for 506 performances
  • 1972-04-14 "That's Entertainment" opens at Edison Theater NYC for 4 performances
  • 1972-04-16 "That's Entertainment" closes at Edison Theater NYC after 4 performances

Music Premiere

1972-04-18 Revival of Kurt Weill and Maxwell Anderson's musical "Lost in the Stars" based on the novel "Cry the Beloved Country" by Alan Paton, opens at Imperial Theater, NYC; runs for 39 performances

  • 1972-04-19 "Don't Bother Me, I Can't Cope" opens at Playhouse NYC for 1,065 performances
  • 1972-05-01 "Different Times" opens at ANTA Theater NYC for 24 performances
  • 1972-05-15 "Hard Job Being God" opens at Edison Theater, NYC; runs for 6 performances
  • 1972-05-16 Melvin Van Peebles' musical "Don't Play Us Cheap" opens at Barrymore Theater, NYC; runs for 164 performances
  • 1972-05-20 "Different Times" closes at ANTA Theater NYC after 24 performances
  • 1972-05-20 "Hard Job Being God" closes at Edison Theater NYC after 6 performances

Theatrical Finale

1972-05-21 "Lost in the Stars" based on the novel "Cry the Beloved Country" by Alan Paton closes at Imperial Theater NYC after 39 performances

  • 1972-05-27 Charles Strouse, Lee Adams, Betty Comden and Adolph Green's musical "Applause", starring Lauren Bacall, closes at Palace Theater, NYC, after 896 performances, winning 4 Tony Awards
  • 1972-06-07 Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey's musical "Grease" starring Barry Bostwick, Carole Demas, and Adrienne Barbeau, opens at Broadhurst Theater, NYC; runs for 3,388 performances
  • 1972-06-22 "Man of La Mancha" opens at Beaumont Theater NYC for 140 performances
  • 1972-07-01 "Hair" closes at Biltmore Theater, NYC, after 1750 performances

Theatrical Finale

1972-07-01 Stephen Sondheim's "Follies" closes at Winter Garden Theater, NYC, after 524 performances

  • 1972-07-02 "Fiddler on the Roof" closes at Imperial Theater NYC after 3242 performances
  • 1972-07-30 "Ain't Supposed to Die Death" closes at Barrymore NYC after 325 performances

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1972-08-12 "Oh! Calcutta!" closes at Belasco Theater in NYC after 1316 performances

  • 1972-08-12 Revival of Stephen Sondheim's musical-comedy "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum", starring Phil Silvers, closes at Lunt-Fontanne Theater, NYC, after 156 performances
  • 1972-10-01 "Don't Play Us Cheap" closes at Barrymore Theater NYC after 164 performances
  • 1972-10-02 "From Israel with Love" opens at Palace Theater NYC for 8 performances
  • 1972-10-08 International music revue "From Israel with Love" closes limited run at Palace Theater, NYC, after 8 performances
  • 1972-10-09 "Dude" opens at Broadway Theater, NYC; runs for 16 performances
  • 1972-10-12 "Hurry, Harry" opens at Ritz Theater NYC for 2 performances
  • 1972-10-13 "Hurry, Harry" closes at Ritz Theater NYC after 2 performances
  • 1972-10-16 "Pacific Paradise" opens at Palace Theater NYC for 5 performances
  • 1972-10-19 "Mother Earth" opens at Belasco Theater NYC for 12 performances
  • 1972-10-21 "Dude" closes at Broadway Theater NYC after 16 performances
  • 1972-10-21 "Man of La Mancha" closes at Beaumont Theater NYC after 140 performances
  • 1972-10-21 "Pacific Paradise" closes at Palace Theater NYC after 5 performances
  • 1972-10-23 Stephen Schwartz' musical "Pippin", starring Ben Vereen; Irene Ryan, and Jill Clayburgh, and directed by Bob Fosse, opens at Imperial Theater, NYC; runs for 1944 performances, winning 5 Tony Awards
  • 1972-10-28 "Mother Earth" closes at Belasco Theater NYC after 12 performances
  • 1972-11-16 "Dear Oscar" opens at Playhouse Theater NYC for 5 performances
  • 1972-11-19 "Ambassador" opens at Lunt-Fontanne Theater NYC for 9 performances
  • 1972-11-19 "Dear Oscar" closes at Playhouse Theater NYC after 5 performances
  • 1972-11-25 "Ambassador" closes at Lunt-Fontanne Theater NYC after 9 performances
  • 1972-11-28 "Via Galactica" opens at Uris Theater NYC for 7 performances
  • 1972-12-02 "Via Galactica" closes at Uris Theater NYC after 7 performances
  • 1972-12-27 "Purlie" opens at Billy Rose Theater, NYC; runs for 14 performances
  • 1973-01-07 "Purlie" closes at Billy Rose Theater NYC after 14 performances
  • 1973-01-08 "Tricks" opens at Alvin Theater NYC for 8 performances
  • 1973-01-13 "Tricks" closes at Alvin Theater NYC after 8 performances
  • 1973-02-04 "No, No Nanette" closes at 46th St Theater NYC after 861 performances
  • 1973-02-06 "Shelter" opens at John Golden Theater NYC for 31 performances
  • 1973-02-13 Musical "El Grande de Coca-Cola" premieres in NYC
  • 1973-02-25 Stephen Sondheim's musical "A Little Night Music" premieres at Shubert Theatre, NYC; runs for 601 performances
  • 1973-03-03 "Shelter" closes at John Golden Theater NYC after 31 performances
  • 1973-03-13 "Irene" opens at Minskoff Theater NYC for 605 performances
  • 1973-03-18 "Seesaw" opens at Uris Theater NYC for 296 performances
  • 1973-04-26 "2 Gentlemen of Verona" musical opens in London
  • 1973-05-13 "Cyrano" opens at Palace Theater NYC for 49 performances
  • 1973-05-17 "Nash at Nine" opens at Helen Hayes Theater NYC for 21 performances
  • 1973-05-19 "Smith" opens at Eden Theater, NYC: runs for 17 performances
  • 1973-05-20 "2 Gentlemen of Verona" closes at St James Theater NYC after 613 performances
  • 1973-06-02 "Nash at Nine" closes at Helen Hayes Theater NYC after 21 performances
  • 1973-06-03 "Smith" closes at Eden Theater, NYC, after 17 performances
  • 1973-06-23 "Cyrano" closes at Palace Theater NYC after 49 performances
  • 1973-06-23 "Sugar" closes at Majestic Theater NYC after 506 performances
  • 1973-06-26 London production of musical "Grease" premieres
  • 1973-07-01 Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice's rock opera "Jesus Christ Superstar", starring Jeff Fenholt and Ben Vereen closes at Mark Hellinger, NYC, after 711 performances

Music Premiere

1973-07-26 Peter Shaffer's musical "Equus" premieres in London

  • 1973-09-05 "Desert Song" opens at Uris Theater NYC for 15 performances
  • 1973-09-16 "Desert Song" closes at Uris Theater NYC after 15 performances
  • 1973-09-22 "A Little Night Music" opens at Majestic Theater on Broadway
  • 1973-10-18 Judd Woldon & Robert Britten's musical"Raisin" opens at 46th St Theater, NYC for 847 performances
  • 1973-11-01 Jerry Livingston and Mack David's musical "Molly", starring Kaye Ballard, opens at Alvin Theater, NYC; runs for 68 performances

Television Premiere

1973-11-02 "Barbra Streisand ...and Other Musical Instruments" special premieres on CBS TV

  • 1973-11-13 "Gigi" opens at Uris Theater NYC for 103 performances
  • 1973-11-14 "Good Evening" opens at Plymouth Theater NYC for 438 performances
  • 1973-12-08 "Seesaw" closes at Uris Theater NYC after 296 performances
  • 1973-12-09 "Pajama Game" opens at Lunt Fontanne Theater NYC for 65 performances

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