Musicals in History (Part 13)

Events in Music

Events 1201 - 1,300 of 2,151

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
  • 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 Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey's musical "Grease" closes at Majestic Theatre, NYC, after 3,388 performances (including Broadhurst and Royale Theatre runs)
  • 1980-04-13 Musical "Reggae", starring Philip Michael Thomas, 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 Micki Grant's musical "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 Premiere

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

  • 1980-06-25 "Fearless Frank" closes at Princess Theater NYC after 12 performances
  • 1980-06-29 "Sweeney Todd" closes at Uris Theater NYC after 557 performances
  • 1980-08-17 "Blackstone" closes at Majestic Theater NYC after 104 performances
  • 1980-08-24 Revival of Rodgers and Hammerstein's musical "Oklahoma!" closes at Palace Theater, NYC, after 293 performances

Music Premiere

1980-08-25 Stage adaptation of Harry Warren and Al Dubin's film musical "42nd Street", directed and choreographed by Gower Champion, with additional songs by Warren and Johnny Mercer, opens at Winter Garden Theater, NYC; runs for 3486 performances and 2 Tony Awrd wins

  • 1980-09-14 "Charlie & Algernon" opens at Helen Hayes Theater NYC for 17 performances
  • 1980-09-28 "Charlie & Algernon" closes at Helen Hayes Theater NYC after 17 performances
  • 1980-10-12 "Your Arm's Too Short to Box With God" closes at Ambassador Theater, NYC, after 149 performances
  • 1980-10-16 "Brigadoon" opens at Majestic Theater NYC for 133 performances
  • 1980-10-21 "Banjo Dancing" opens at Century Theater NYC for 38 performances
  • 1980-10-23 "Tintypes" opens at John Golden Theater NYC for 93 performances
  • 1980-11-30 "Banjo Dancing" closes at Century Theater NYC after 38 performances
  • 1980-11-30 "Perfectly Frank" opens at Helen Hayes Theater NYC for 16 performances
  • 1980-11-30 "West Side Story" closes at Minskoff Theater NYC after 341 performances
  • 1980-12-13 "Perfectly Frank" closes at Helen Hayes Theater NYC after 16 performances
  • 1981-01-04 Musical "Peter Pan", starring Sandy Duncan, closes at Lunt-Fontanne Theater NYC after 578 performances

Music History

1981-01-08 Joseph Papp's revival of Gilbert and Sullivan's operetta "The Pirates of Penzance", starring Linda Ronstadt, Rex Smith, and Kevin Kline, opens at the Uris Theater, NYC; runs for 772 performances and wins a Tony Award

  • 1981-01-11 "Tintypes" closes at John Golden Theater NYC after 93 performances
  • 1981-01-21 "Shakespeare's Cabaret" opens at Bijou Theater New York City for 54 performances
  • 1981-01-28 Revival of Brt Kalmar and Harry Ruby's musical "The Five5 O'Clock Girl" opens at Helen Hayes Theater, NYC; runs for 12 performances

Music Premiere

1981-02-01 Duke Ellington's musical "Sophisticated Ladies," premieres in NYC

  • 1981-02-05 "Piaf" opens at Plymouth Theater NYC for 165 performances
  • 1981-02-08 "5 O'Clock Girl" closes at Helen Hayes Theater NYC after 12 performances

Musical Finale

1981-02-08 Revival of Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe's musical "Brigadoon" closes at Majestic Theater, NYC, after 133 performances

  • 1981-03-01 Duke Ellington's musical "Sophisticated Ladies" opens at Lunt-Fontanne, NYC; runs for 767 performances
  • 1981-03-05 Michael Stewart's musical "Bring Back Birdie" opens at Martin Beck Theater, NYC for 4 performances
  • 1981-03-07 Michael Stewart's musical "Bring Back Birdie" closes at Martin Beck Theater, NYC, after 4 performances
  • 1981-03-08 "Shakespeare's Cabaret" closes at Bijou Theater NYC after 54 performances

Music Premiere

1981-03-12 Stephen Sondheim's musical revue "Marry Me a Little," premieres in NYC

  • 1981-03-29 Peter Stone's musical "Woman of the Year" opens at Palace Theater NYC for 770 performances
  • 1981-04-16 "Copperfield" opens at ANTA Theater NYC for 13 performances
  • 1981-04-19 William Finn's musical "March of Falsettos" premieres in NYC
  • 1981-04-26 "Copperfield" closes at ANTA Theater, NYC, after 13 performances
  • 1981-04-30 "Can-Can" opens at Minskoff Theater NYC for 5 performances
  • 1981-05-03 "Can-Can" closes at Minskoff Theater NYC after 5 performances
  • 1981-05-06 "Inacent Black" opens at Biltmore Theater NYC for 14 performances

Music Premiere

1981-05-11 Andrew Lloyd Webber's musical "Cats" (based on poetry by T. S. Eliot) directed by Trevor Nunn first premieres in the West End, London

  • 1981-05-12 "Lena Horne: Lady, Music" opens at Nederlander, NYC: runs for 333 performances
  • 1981-05-17 "Inacent Black" closes at Biltmore Theater NYC after 14 performances
  • 1981-06-23 "This Was Burlesque" opens at Princess Theater NYC for 28 performances
  • 1981-06-28 "Piaf" closes at Plymouth Theater NYC after 165 performances
  • 1981-07-17 "This is Burlesque" closes at Princess Theater NYC after 28 performances
  • 1981-08-18 Revival of Frederick Lowe and Alan Jay Lerner's musical "My Fair Lady" opens at Uris Theater, NYC; runs for 119 performances
  • 1981-09-06 Musical "They're Playing Our Song" closes at Imperial NYC after 1082 performances
  • 1981-09-27 Frank Lazarus and Dick Vosburgh's musical double feature "A Day in Hollywood / A Night in the Ukraine" closes at Royale Theatre, NYC, after 588 performances and 2 Tony Awards
  • 1981-10-12 "Marlowe" opens at Rialto Theater NYC for 48 performances
  • 1981-11-10 Donald Driver and Michael Valenti's musical comedy "Oh, Brother!" opens at ANTA Theater, NYC; runs for 3 performances
  • 1981-11-11 Donald Driver and Michael Valenti's musical comedy "Oh, Brother!" closes at ANTA Theater, NYC, after 3 performances
  • 1981-11-15 Revival of "Camelot" opens at Winter Garden Theater, NYC; runs for 48 performances
  • 1981-11-16 "Merrily We Roll Along" opens at Alvin Theater NYC for 16 performances
  • 1981-11-17 "1st" opens at Martin Beck Theater NYC for 37 performances
  • 1981-11-22 Jimmy Horowitz and Leo Rost's rock musical "Marlowe", a fictionalized account of Elizabethan playwright Christopher Marlowe, closes at Rialto Theater, NYC, after 48 performances
  • 1981-11-28 "Merrily We Roll Along" closes at Alvin Theater NYC after 16 performances
  • 1981-11-29 Revival of musical "My Fair Lady" closes at Uris Theater, NYC, after 119 performances
  • 1981-12-12 "1st" closes at Martin Beck Theater NYC after 37 performances
  • 1981-12-20 Harry Krieger and Tom Eyen's musical "Dreamgirls" opens at Imperial Theater, NYC; runs for 1522 performances, wins 6 Tony, 5 Drama Desk, and 2 Grammy Awards
  • 1982-01-02 "Camelot" closes at Winter Garden Theater NYC after 48 performances
  • 1982-01-21 "Little Me" opens at Eugene O'Neill Theater NYC for 36 performances
  • 1982-01-27 "Joseph & the Amazing Dreamcoat" opens at Royale NYC for 747 performances
  • 1982-02-04 Musical "Pump Boys & Dinettes" opens at Princess Theater, NYC; runs for 573 performances
  • 1982-02-21 "Little Me" closes at Eugene O'Neill Theater NYC after 36 performances

Musical Finale

1982-02-21 Musical review of Fats Waller songs "Ain't Misbehavin'", starring Nell Carter and Irene Cara, closes at Longacre Theater, NYC, after 1604 performances, winning 3 Tony and 4 Drama Desk Awrds

  • 1982-03-27 "Best Little Whorehouse..." closes at 46th St NYC after 1577 performances
  • 1982-05-07 "Is There Life after High School?" opens at Barrymore Theatre, NYC; runs for 12 performances

Music Premiere

1982-05-09 Arthur Kopit's musical "Nine" premieres in NYC

  • 1982-05-16 "Barnum" closes at St James Theater NYC after 854 performances
  • 1982-05-16 "Is There Life After High School?" closes at Barrymore after 12 performances
  • 1982-05-27 Musical "Do Black Patent Leather Shoes Really Reflect Up?", after successful runs in Chicago and Philadelphia, opens at Alvin Theatre, NYC; runs for 5 performances
  • 1982-05-30 Musical "Do Black Patent Leather Shoes Really Reflect Up?", after successful runs in Chicago and Philadelphia, closes at Alvin Theatre, NYC, after 5 performances
  • 1982-05-31 "Best Little Whorehouse in Texas" opens at Eugene O'Neill Theater NYC for 63 performances
  • 1982-06-02 "Blues in the Night" opens at Rialto Theater NYC for 53 performances
  • 1982-06-27 "Dancin'" closes at Broadhurst Theater NYC after 1,774 performances

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