Musicals in History (Part 12)

Events in Music

Events 1101 - 1,200 of 2,134

Music Premiere

1977-05-02 Revival of Rodgers & Hammerstein's musical "The King & I"', with Yul Brynner reprising the role he created in 1951, opens at Uris Theater, NYC; runs for 695 performances

  • 1977-05-07 "Happy End" opens at Martin Beck Theater, NYC; runs for 75 performances
  • 1977-05-21 "Fiddler on the Roof" closes at Winter Garden NYC after 167 performances
  • 1977-05-31 "Beatlemania" opens at Winter Garden Theater NYC for 920 performances
  • 1977-06-12 Stephen Schwartz's musical "Pippin", starring Ben Vereen, closes at Imperial Theater, NYC, after performances, and 5 Tony Award wins
  • 1977-06-16 "Beatlemania" opens on Broadway
  • 1977-07-10 "Happy End" closes at Martin Beck Theater NYC after 75 performances
  • 1977-08-07 Gary Geld and Peter Udell'c musical "Shenandoah", based on the film of the same name, closes at Alvin Theater, NYC after 1,050 performances and 2 Tony Awards
  • 1977-08-27 John Kander and Fred Ebb's musical "Chicago" closes at 46th St Theater, NYC, after 936 performances
  • 1977-09-04 "Godspell" closes at Broadhurst Theater NYC after 527 performances
  • 1977-09-15 revival of musical "Man of La Mancha" opens at Palace Theater, NYC; runs for 124 performances
  • 1977-09-20 Russian musical review "Estrada" opens a limited run at Majestic Theater, NYC, for 7 performances
  • 1977-09-24 Russian musical review "Estrada" closes a limited run at Majestic Theater, NYC, after 7 performances

Music History

1977-10-03 "Comedy with Music (Victor Borge)" opens at Imperial Theater, NYC; runs for 66 performances

  • 1977-10-05 "Hair" opens at Biltmore Theater NYC for 43 performances

Music Premiere

1977-10-29 John Kander and Fred Ebb's musical "The Act", starring Liza Minnelli, opens at Majestic Theater, NYC; runs for 233 performances and wins a Tony Award

  • 1977-11-06 "Hair" closes at Biltmore Theater NYC after 43 performances

Music Premiere

1977-11-23 Revival of Andrew Lloyd Weber and Tim Rice's musical "Jesus Christ Superstar" opens at Longacre Theater, NYC; runs for 96 performances

  • 1977-11-27 "Comedy with Music (Victor Borge)" closes at Imperial NY after 66 performances
  • 1977-12-31 "Bubbling Brown Sugar" closes at ANTA Theater NYC after 766 performances
  • 1977-12-31 "Man of La Mancha" closes at Palace Theater NYC after 124 performances
  • 1978-01-01 Alex Bradford, Vinnette Carroll, and Micki Grant's musical "Your Arm's Too Short To Box With God" closes at Lyceum Theatre, NYC, after 429 performances and 1 Tony Award
  • 1978-01-31 "Elvis: The Legend Lives!" opens at Palace Theater NYC for 101 performances
  • 1978-02-12 "Jesus Christ Superstar" closes at Longacre Theater NYC after 96 performances

Music Premiere

1978-02-19 Cy Coleman, Betty Comden & Adolph Green's musical "On The Twentieth Century", starring John Cullum and Madeline Kahn, and Kevin Kline, and directed by Hal Prince, opens at the St. James Theatre, NYC; runs for 449 performances, wins 5 Tony and 4 Drama Desk Awards

  • 1978-03-01 "Timbuktu!" opens at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC for 243 performances
  • 1978-03-05 "Hello, Dolly!" opens at Lunt-Fontanne Theater NYC for 152 performances
  • 1978-03-27 Bob Fosse's "Dancin'" opens at Broadhurst Theater NYC for 1,774 performances
  • 1978-03-30 "History of the American Film" opens at ANTA Theater NYC for 21 performances
  • 1978-04-16 "History of the American Film" closes at ANTA NYC after 21 performances
  • 1978-04-30 "Elvis: The Legend Lives!" closes at Palace NYC after 101 performances
  • 1978-05-09 "Ain't Misbehavin'" opens at Longacre Theater NYC for 1604 performances
  • 1978-05-10 "Angel" opens at Minskoff Theater NYC for 5 performances
  • 1978-05-13 "Angel" closes at Minskoff Theater NYC after 5 performances
  • 1978-05-13 Musical "Runaways" opens at Plymouth Theater NYC for 199 performances, with Elizabeth Swados
  • 1978-05-14 "Working" opens at 46th St Theater NYC for 25 performances
  • 1978-06-04 "Working" closes at 46th St Theater, NYC, after 25 performances

Film Release

1978-06-16 Film "Grease" opens, starring John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John, based on the 1971 musical

  • 1978-06-19 "Best Little Whorehouse..." opens at 46th St NYC for 1577 performances

Music Premiere

1978-06-21 Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice's musical "Evita", starring Elaine Page, premieres at the Prince Edward Theatre, London

  • 1978-07-01 "Act" closes at Majestic Theater NYC after 233 performances
  • 1978-07-09 "Hello, Dolly!" closes at Lunt-Fontanne Theater NYC after 152 performances
  • 1978-09-10 "Timbuktu!" closes at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC after 243 performances
  • 1978-09-20 Musical review "Eubie!", based on the songs of composer Eubie Blake, opens at Ambassador Theater, NYC; runs for 439 performances
  • 1978-10-09 John Kander and Fred Ebb's musical "Ballroom" premieres in NYC
  • 1978-10-22 "King of Hearts" opens at Minskoff Theater NYC for 48 performances
  • 1978-11-12 "Platinum" opens at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC for 33 performances
  • 1978-12-03 "King of Hearts" closes at Minskoff Theater NYC after 48 performances
  • 1978-12-10 "Platinum" closes at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC after 33 performances
  • 1978-12-14 "Ballroom" opens at Majestic Theater NYC for 116 performances
  • 1978-12-21 Charles Strouse and Lee Adams' musical "A Broadway Musical" opens and closes at Lunt Fontanne Theater, NYC, after 1 performance
  • 1978-12-30 Revival of Rodgers and Hammerstein's musical "The King & I" closes at Uris Theater, NYC after 719 performances
  • 1978-12-31 "Magic Show" closes at Cort Theater NYC after 1859 performances
  • 1978-12-31 "Runaways" closes at Plymouth Theater NYC after 199 performances
  • 1979-01-11 "Grand Tour" opens at Palace Theater NYC for 61 performances
  • 1979-01-28 Charlie Smalls' musical "The Wiz", an updated take on "The Wizard of Oz", starring Stephanie Mills, Stu Gilliam, and Dee Dee Bridgewater, closes at Majestic Theater in NYC, after 1,672 performances, 7 Tony and 6 Drama Desk Awards

Theater Premiere

1979-02-11 Marvin Hamlisch, Carole Bayer Sager, and Neil Simon's musical "They're Playing Our Song", starring Robert Klein and Lucie Arnaz opens at Imperial Theatre, NYC; runs for 1082 performances

  • 1979-02-14 "Whoopee!" opens at ANTA Theater NYC for 204 performances
  • 1979-02-23 "Sarava" opens at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC for 140 performances
  • 1979-03-01 "Sweeney Todd" opens at Uris Theater NYC for 557 performances
  • 1979-03-04 "Grand Tour" closes at Palace Theater NYC after 61 performances
  • 1979-03-18 "On the 20th Century" closes at St James Theater NYC after 460 performances
  • 1979-03-24 "Ballroom" closes at Majestic Theater NYC after 116 performances
  • 1979-03-28 Frank Lazarus & Dick Vosburgh's stage musical comedy "A Day in Hollywood/A Night in Ukraine" premieres at the Mayfair Theatre, London, England
  • 1979-04-08 "Carmelina" opens at St James Theater NYC for 17 performances
  • 1979-04-21 "Carmelina" closes at St James Theater NYC after 17 performances
  • 1979-05-20 "I Love My Wife" closes at Barrymore Theater NYC after 864 performances
  • 1979-05-31 "I Remember Mama" opens at Majestic Theater NYC for 108 performances
  • 1979-06-13 "Madwoman of Central Park West" opens at 22 Steps NYC for 86 performances
  • 1979-06-13 Phyllis Newman's semi-autobiographical one-woman musical comedy "The Madwoman of Central Park West" opens at the 22 Steps Theater, NYC; runs for 85 performances on Broadway
  • 1979-06-17 "Sarava" closes at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC after 140 performances
  • 1979-06-25 "Got Tu Go Disco" opens at Minskoff Theater NYC for 8 performances
  • 1979-06-30 "Got To Go Disco" closes at Minskoff Theater NYC after 8 performances
  • 1979-07-27 "Broadway Opry '79" opens at St James Theater NYC for 6 performances
  • 1979-07-31 "But Never Jam Today" opens at Longacre Theater NYC for 7 performances
  • 1979-08-02 "Broadway Opry '79" closes at St James Theater NYC after 6 performances
  • 1979-08-02 "Gilda Radner: Live From New York" opens at Winter Garden Theater, NYC; runs for 52 performances
  • 1979-08-05 "But Never Jam Today" closes at Longacre Theater, NYC, after 7 performances
  • 1979-08-12 "Whoopee!" closes at ANTA Theater NYC after 204 performances

Film Premiere

1979-08-24 Musical film "Rock 'n' Roll High School" directed by Allan Arkush and featuring the Ramones, premieres in NYC (released throughout the US 20 days later)

  • 1979-08-25 "Madwoman of Central Park West" closes at 22 Steps NYC after 86 performances
  • 1979-09-02 "I Remember Mama" closes at Majestic Theater NYC after 108 performances
  • 1979-09-06 Musical "Peter Pan", starring Sandy Duncan, opens at Lunt-Fontanne Theater NYC for 578 performances
  • 1979-09-25 "Evita" opens at Broadway Theater NYC for 1568 performances
  • 1979-10-07 "1940s Radio Hour" opens at St James Theater NYC for 105 performances
  • 1979-10-07 Musical review "Eubie!", based on the songs of composer Eubie Blake, closes at Ambassador Theater, NYC, after 439 performances
  • 1979-10-08 Jimmy McHugh, Dorothy Fields and Al Dubin's musical "Sugar Babies" opens at Mark Hellinger Theater, NYC; runs for 1208 performances
  • 1979-10-11 "Most Happy Fella" opens at Majestic Theater NYC for 53 performances
  • 1979-10-17 "Beatlemania" closes at Winter Garden Theater NYC after 920 performances

Music Premiere

1979-11-02 Peter Shaffer's musical "Amadeus" premieres in London

  • 1979-11-25 "Most Happy Fella" closes at Majestic Theater NYC after 53 performances
  • 1979-11-28 "King of Schnorrers" opens at Playhouse Theater NYC for 63 performances
  • 1979-12-13 Revival of Rodgers and Hammerstein's musical "Oklahoma!" opens at Palace Theater, NYC,;runs for 301 performances
  • 1979-12-20 Garry Sherman and Peter Udell's musical "Comin' Uptown", based on Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol", and starring Gregory Hines, opens at Winter Garden Theater, NYC; runs for 45 performances
  • 1980-01-06 "1940's Radio Hour" closes at St James Theater NYC after 105 performances
  • 1980-01-13 "King of Schnorrers" closes at Playhouse Theater NYC after 63 performances
  • 1980-01-27 "Comin' Uptown" closes at Winter Garden Theater NYC after 45 performances
  • 1980-02-12 "Canterbury Tales" opens at Rialto Theater NYC for 16 performances

Music History

1980-02-14 "West Side Story" opens at Minskoff Theater NYC for 341 performances

  • 1980-02-24 "Canterbury Tales" closes at Rialto Theater NYC after 16 performances

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