Musicals in History (Part 12)

Events in Music

Events 1101 - 1,200 of 2,099

  • 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 "Your Arm's Too Short..." closes at Lyceum NYC after 429 performances
  • 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
  • 1978-02-19 "On the 20th Century" opens at St James Theater NYC for 460 performances
  • 1978-02-19 Coleman, Comden & Green's musical premieres in NYC
  • 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 premierFilm Release

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

Actor John Travolta
Actor
John Travolta
Singer and Actress Olivia Newton-John
Singer and Actress
Olivia Newton-John
  • 1978-06-19 "Best Little Whorehouse..." opens at 46th St NYC for 1577 performances

Music releaseMusic Premiere

1978-06-21 Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice's musical "Evita" premieres in London starring Elaine Page

Composer Andrew Lloyd Webber
Composer
Andrew Lloyd Webber
Lyricist Tim Rice
Lyricist
Tim Rice
  • 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, New York City
  • 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 "Broadway Musical" opens/closes at Lunt Fontanne Theater NYC
  • 1978-12-30 "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 "The Wiz" closes at Majestic Theater in NYC after 1,672 performances
  • 1979-02-11 Musical "They're Playing Our Song" opens at Imperial NYC for 1082 performances
  • 1979-02-14 "Whoopee!" opens at ANTA Theater NYC for 204 performances
  • 1979-02-20 "Comin' Uptown" opens at Winter Garden Theater NYC for 45 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
  • 1979-06-03 "Madwoman of Central Park West" opens on Broadway
  • 1979-06-13 "Madwoman of Central Park West" opens at 22 Steps NYC for 86 performances
  • 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 on Broadway
  • 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 release premierFilm Release

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

Guitarist Johnny Ramone
Guitarist
Johnny Ramone
  • 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 J McHugh & A Malvin's musical "Sugar Babies" opens at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC 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 releaseMusic Premiere

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

Playwright Peter Shaffer
Playwright
Peter Shaffer
  • 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 "Oklahoma!" opens at Palace Theater NYC for 301 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
  • 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
  • 1980-03-27 "Happy New Year" opens at Morosco Theater NYC for 17 performances
  • 1980-03-27 "Reggae" opens at Biltmore Theater NYC for 21 performances
  • 1980-04-13 Musical "Grease" closes at Broadhurst Theater NYC after 3,388 performances
  • 1980-04-13 "Reggae" closes at Biltmore Theater NYC after 21 performances
  • 1980-04-30 "Barnum" opens at St James Theater NYC for 854 performances
  • 1980-05-01 "Day in Hollywood, A Night..." opens at John Golden NYC for 588 performances
  • 1980-05-10 "Happy New Year" closes at Morosco Theater NYC after 17 performances
  • 1980-05-14 "Musical Chairs" opens at Rialto Theater NYC for 15 performances
  • 1980-05-19 "Blackstone" opens at Majestic Theater NYC for 104 performances
  • 1980-05-25 "Musical Chairs" closes at Rialto Theater NYC after 15 performances
  • 1980-05-29 John MacLachlan Gray's musical "Billy Bishop Goes to War" opens at Morosco Theater, NYC; runs for 12 performances, then moves to Off-Broadway
  • 1980-06-02 "Your Arm's Too Short To Box With God" opens at Ambassador NYC for 149 performances
  • 1980-06-03 "It's So Nice to Be Civilized" opens at Martin Beck theater, NYC; runs for 8 performances
  • 1980-06-07 "Billy Bishop Goes to War" closes at Morosco NYC after 12 performances
  • 1980-06-08 "It's So Nice to Be Civilized" closes at Martin Beck NYC after 8 performances
  • 1980-06-15 "Fearless Frank" opens at Princess Theater NYC for 12 performances

Film release premierFilm Premier

1980-06-16 Musical comedy film "The Blues Brothers" starring Dan Aykroyd and John Belushi, and directed by John Landis, premieres in Chicago

Actor and Comedian Dan Aykroyd
Actor and Comedian
Dan Aykroyd
  • 1980-06-25 "Fearless Frank" closes at Princess Theater NYC after 12 performances

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