Musicals in History (Part 11)

Events in Music

Events 1001 - 1,100 of 2,134

  • 1974-01-17 Styne, Comdem & Green's musical "Lorelei" premieres in NYC
  • 1974-01-27 "Lorelei" opens at Palace Theater NYC for 320 performances
  • 1974-02-03 "Pajama Game" closes at Lunt Fontanne Theater NYC after 65 performances
  • 1974-02-10 "Gigi" closes at Uris Theater NYC after 103 performances
  • 1974-03-03 "Sextet" opens at Bijou Theater NYC for 9 performances
  • 1974-03-05 "Candide" opens at Broadway Theater, NYC; runs for 740 performances
  • 1974-03-06 "Over Here!" musical written by Richard & Robert Sherman opens at Shubert Theater, NYC for 341 performances (top-grossing production 1974)
  • 1974-03-10 "Sextet" closes at Bijou Theater NYC after 9 performances
  • 1974-04-16 "Words & Music" opens at John Golden Theater NYC for 127 performances
  • 1974-05-28 Stephen Schwartz' musical "Magic Show" opens at Cort Theater, NYC; runs for 1859 performances
  • 1974-08-03 "Little Night Music" closes at Shubert Theater NYC after 601 performances
  • 1974-08-03 "Words & Music" closes at John Golden Theater NYC after 127 performances
  • 1974-09-07 Revival of Harry Tierney and Joseph McCarthy's 1919 musical "Irene", starring Debbie Reynolds, closes at Minskoff Theater, NYC, after 605 performances

Music Premiere

1974-09-23 Revival of Jules Styne and Stephen Sondheim's musical "Gypsy" opens at Winter Garden Theater, NYC; runs for 120 performances, Angela Lansbury wins Tony Award for her role as Mama Rose

  • 1974-10-06 "Mack & Mabel" opens at Majestic Theater NYC for 66 performances
  • 1974-10-17 "Don't Bother Me, I Can't Cope" closes at Playhouse NYC after 1065 per
  • 1974-10-20 Bard's presentation of "Richard III" opens at Lincoln Center NYC
  • 1974-11-03 "Lorelei" closes at Palace Theater NYC after 320 performances
  • 1974-11-30 "Good Evening" closes at Plymouth Theater NYC after 438 performances
  • 1974-11-30 "Mack & Mabel" closes at Majestic Theater NYC after 66 performances
  • 1974-12-23 Revival of Ray Henderson, B.G. DeSylva, and Lew Brown's musical "Good News" opens at St James Theater, NYC; runs for 16 performances
  • 1975-01-04 "Good News" closes at St James Theater NYC after 16 performances
  • 1975-01-04 "Gypsy" closes at Winter Garden Theater NYC after 120 performances
  • 1975-01-04 "Over Here" closes at Shubert Theater NYC after 341 performances
  • 1975-01-05 Charlie Smalls' musical "The Wiz", an updated take on "The Wizard of Oz", starring Stephanie Mills, Stu Gilliam, and Dee Dee Bridgewater, opens at Majestic Theater, NYC; runs for 1672 performances, winning 7 Tony and 6 Drama Desk Awards
  • 1975-01-07 Gary Geld & Peter Udell's musical "Shenandoah" premieres in NYC for 1050 performances
  • 1975-01-29 "Men on the Moon" opens at Little Theater NYC for 5 performances
  • 1975-02-01 "Men on the Moon" closes at Little Theater NYC after 5 performances
  • 1975-02-26 "Night... Made America Famous" opens at Barrymore, NYC; runs for 75 performances
  • 1975-03-03 "Goodtime Charley" opens at Palace Theater NYC for 104 performances
  • 1975-03-09 "Lieutenant" opens at Lyceum Theater NYC for 9 performances
  • 1975-03-10 "The Rocky Horror Picture Show" opens at Belasco Theater NYC for 45 performances
  • 1975-03-16 "Lieutenant" closes at Lyceum Theater NYC after 9 performances
  • 1975-03-19 "Dr Jazz" opens at Winter Garden Theater NYC for 5 performances
  • 1975-03-22 "Dr Jazz" closes at Winter Garden Theater, NYC, after 5 performances
  • 1975-03-22 "Letter for Queen Victoria" opens at ANTA Theater NYC for 18 performances
  • 1975-04-05 "Letter for Queen Victoria" closes at ANTA Theater NYC after 18 performances
  • 1975-04-06 "Night... Made America Famous" closes at Barrymore NYC after 75 performances
  • 1975-04-06 "The Rocky Horror Picture Show" closes at Belasco Theater NYC after 45 performances
  • 1975-05-13 "Rodgers & Hart" opens at Helen Hayes Theater NYC for 108 performances
  • 1975-05-31 "Goodtime Charley" closes at Palace Theater NYC after 104 performances
  • 1975-06-01 John Kander and Fred Ebb's musical "Chicago" opens at 46th St Theater, NYC; runs for 947 performances
  • 1975-08-16 "Rodgers & Hart" closes at Helen Hayes Theater NYC after 108 performances
  • 1975-10-19 "A Chorus Line", held record longest-running Broadway show (6,137 performances), premieres on Broadway at the Shubert Theatre in New York
  • 1975-10-21 "Treemonisha" opens at Uris Theater NYC for 64 performances
  • 1975-10-22 "Me & Bessie" opens at Ambassador Theater. NYC; runs for 453 performances
  • 1975-11-06 "Hello, Dolly" opens at Minskoff Theater NYC for 51 performances
  • 1975-11-13 "Musical Jubilee" opens at St James Theater NYC for 92 performances
  • 1975-11-24 "Boccaccio" opens at Edison Theater NYC for 7 performances
  • 1975-12-05 "Me & Bessie" closes at Ambassador Theater NYC after 453 performances
  • 1975-12-08 "Raisin" closes at 46th St Theater NYC after 847 performances

Musical Finale

1975-12-14 Scott Joplin's opera "Treemonisha" closes at Uris Theater NYC after 64 performances

  • 1975-12-21 "Very Good Eddie" opens at Booth Theater NYC for 307 performances
  • 1975-12-21 Revival of "Hello, Dolly" closes at Minskoff Theater NYC after 51 performances
  • 1975-12-30 "Boccaccio" closes at Edison Theater NYC after 7 performances
  • 1976-01-01 "A Musical Jubilee" closes at St James Theater, NYC, after 92 performances
  • 1976-01-04 "Candide" closes at Broadway Theater NYC after 740 performances

Music Premiere

1976-01-11 Stephen Sondheim's musical "Pacific Overtures" opens at Winter Garden Theater, NYC; runs for 193 performances, wins 2 Tony and 2 Drama Desk Awards

  • 1976-01-16 "Donny & Marie" [Osmond] musical variety show premieres on ABC TV
  • 1976-02-17 "Rockabye Hamlet" opens at Minskoff Theater NYC for 7 performances
  • 1976-02-21 Cliff Jones' theatrical rock opera "Rockabye Hamlet",starring Beverly D'Angelo closes at Minskoff Theater, NYC, after 7 performances
  • 1976-03-02 Musical revue featuring song from the Harlem Renaissance "Bubbling Brown Sugar" opens at ANTA Theater, NYC; runs for 766 performances
  • 1976-03-25 "My Fair Lady" opens at St James Theater NYC for 384 performances
  • 1976-03-25 "Rex" opens at Lunt-Fontaine Theater NYC for 48 performances
  • 1976-04-27 "So Long 174th St" opens at Harkness Theater NYC for 16 performances

Music Premiere

1976-05-04 Leonard Bernstein and Alan Jay Lerner's musical "1600 Pennsylvania Avenue" opens at Mark Hellinger, NYC; runs for 7 performances

  • 1976-05-08 Leonard Bernstein and Alan Jay Lerner's musical "1600 Pennsylvania Avenue" closes at Mark Hellinger, NYC, after 7 performances
  • 1976-05-09 "So Long 174th St" closes at Harkness Theater NYC after 16 performances
  • 1976-05-27 Musical whodunit "Something's Afoot" opens at Lyceum Theater, NYC; runs for 61 performances
  • 1976-06-22 Stephen Schwartz' musical "Godspell" opens at Broadhurst Theater, NYC; runs for 527 performances
  • 1976-06-27 "Pacific Overtures" closes at Winter Garden NYC after 193 performances
  • 1976-07-18 "Something's Afoot" closes at Lyceum Theater NYC after 61 performances
  • 1976-07-21 "Guys & Dolls" opens at Broadway Theater NYC for 239 performances
  • 1976-07-22 "Let My People Come" opens at Morosco Theater NYC for 106 performances
  • 1976-09-05 "Rex" closes at Lunt-Fontaine Theater NYC after 48 performances
  • 1976-09-05 "Very Good Eddie" closes at Booth Theater NYC after 307 performances
  • 1976-09-19 "Going Up" opens at John Golden Theater NYC for 49 performances
  • 1976-09-20 "The Captain and Tennille" television musical-variety show debuts in US (ABC)

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1976-09-24 "Oh! Calcutta!" revival opens at Edison Theater, NYC; runs for 5,959 performances, Broadway’s longest-running musical revue

  • 1976-09-25 George Gershwin's "Porgy & Bess" opens at Uris Theater NYC for 122 performances
  • 1976-10-02 "Let My People Come" closes at Morosco Theater NYC after 106 performances
  • 1976-10-09 "Robber Bridegroom" opens at Biltmore Theater NYC for 145 performances
  • 1976-10-30 "Going Up" closes at John Golden Theater NYC after 49 performances
  • 1976-11-01 "Don't Step on My Olive Branch" opens at Playhouse NYC for 16 performances
  • 1976-11-14 "Don't Step on My Olive Branch" closes at Playhouse NYC after 16 performances
  • 1976-12-20 "Music Is" opens at St James Theater NYC for 8 performances
  • 1976-12-22 "Your Arm's Too Short..." opens at Lyceum NYC for 429 performances
  • 1976-12-26 Richard Adler and Will Holt's musical "Music Is", based on Shakespeare's "The Tempest", starring Christopher Hewitt, and directed by George Abbott, closes at St James Theater, NYC after 8 performances
  • 1976-12-28 "Fiddler on the Roof" opens at Winter Garden Theater NYC for 167 performances
  • 1977-01-09 Revival of George Gershwin's "Porgy & Bess" closes at Uris Theater, NYC, after 122 performances
  • 1977-01-12 "Ipi Tombi" opens at Harkness Theater NYC for 39 performances
  • 1977-02-10 "Party with Comden & Green" opens at Morosco Theater NYC for 92 performances
  • 1977-02-13 "Ipi Tombi" closes at Harkness Theater NYC after 39 performances
  • 1977-02-13 "Robber Bridegroom" closes at Biltmore Theater NYC after 145 performances
  • 1977-02-13 Revival of Frank Loesser's musical "Guys & Dolls" closes at Broadway Theater, NYC, after 239 performances

Musical Finale

1977-02-20 Revival of Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe's musical "My Fair Lady" closes at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre, NYC, after 377 performances

  • 1977-04-17 "I Love My Wife" opens at Barrymore Theater NYC for 864 performances
  • 1977-04-18 Musical revue "Side by Side by Sondheim" opens at Music Box, NYC; runs for 390 performances
  • 1977-04-21 C Strouse & M Charnin's musical "Annie" opens at Alvin Theater NYC for 2377 performances
  • 1977-04-30 "Party with Comden & Green" closes at Morosco NYC after 92 performances

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