Musicals in History (Part 13)

Events in Music

Events 1201 - 1,300 of 2,065

  • 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
  • 1981-03-12 Stephen Sondheim's musical "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 releaseMusic 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

Composer Andrew Lloyd Webber
Composer
Andrew Lloyd Webber
Poet, Author and Nobel Laureate T. S. Eliot
Poet, Author and Nobel Laureate
T. S. Eliot
  • 1981-05-12 "Lena Horne: Lady, Music" opens at Nederlander NYC 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 "My Fair Lady" opens at Uris Theater NYC for 119 performances
  • 1981-09-06 Musical "They're Playing Our Song" closes at Imperial NYC after 1082 performances
  • 1981-09-27 "Day in Hollywood, A Night.." closes at John Golden NY after 588 performances
  • 1981-10-12 "Marlowe" opens at Rialto Theater NYC for 48 performances
  • 1981-11-10 "Oh, Brother!" opens at ANTA Theater NYC for 3 performances
  • 1981-11-11 "Oh, Brother!" closes at ANTA Theater NYC after 3 performances
  • 1981-11-15 "Camelot" opens at Winter Garden Theater NYC 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 "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 "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 for 1522 performances
  • 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 "Pump Boys & Dinettes" opens at Princess Theater NYC for 573 performances
  • 1982-02-04 Musical "Pump Boys & Dinettes" premieres in NYC

  • 1982-02-21 "Ain't Misbehavin'" closes at Longacre Theater NYC after 1604 performances
  • 1982-02-21 "Little Me" closes at Eugene O'Neill Theater NYC after 36 performances
  • 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 NYC for 12 performances
  • 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 "Do Black Patent Leather Shoes..." opens at Alvin NYC for 5 performances
  • 1982-05-30 "Do Black Patent Leather Shoes..." closes at Alvin 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
  • 1982-06-30 "Lena Horne: Lady, Music" closes at Nederlander NYC after 333 performances
  • 1982-07-08 "7 Brides for 7 Brothers" opens at Alvin Theater NYC for 5 performances
  • 1982-07-11 "7 Brides for 7 Brothers" closes at Alvin Theater NYC after 5 performances
  • 1982-07-18 "Blues in the Night" closes at Rialto Theater NYC after 53 performances
  • 1982-07-20 T Macauly & D Vosburghs musical "Windy City," premieres in London
  • 1982-07-24 "Best Little Whorehouse in Texas" closes at E O'Neill NYC after 63 performances

Music releaseMusic Premiere

1982-07-27 Alan Menken and Howard Ashman's musical "Little Shop of Horrors" opens Off-Broadway at the Orpheum Theatre in NYC

Disney Composer Alan Menken
Disney Composer
Alan Menken
  • 1982-08-28 "Sugar Babies" closes at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC after 1208 performances
  • 1982-09-09 "Your Arms are Too Short..." opens at Alvin NYC for 69 performances
  • 1982-09-23 "Doll's Life" opens at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC for 5 performances
  • 1982-09-26 "Doll's Life" closes at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC after 5 performances
  • 1982-10-07 Musical "Cats" opens at Winter Garden Theater on Broadway NYC and runs for nearly 18 years before closing on September 10, 2000.
  • 1982-10-24 "Rock 'n Roll!: The 1st..." opens at St James Theater NYC for 9 performances
  • 1982-10-31 "Rock 'n Roll!: The 1st..." closes at St James NYC after 9 performances
  • 1982-11-07 "Your Arms are Too Short to Box" closes at Alvin NYC after 69 performances
  • 1982-11-28 "Pirates of Penzance" closes at Uris Theater NYC after 772 performances
  • 1982-12-08 "Herman Van Veen: All of Him" opens at Ambassador NYC for 6 performances
  • 1982-12-12 "Herman Van Veen: All of Him" closes at Ambassador NYC after 6 performances
  • 1983-01-02 "Annie" closes at Alvin Theater NYC after 2,377 performances

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1983-01-02 Duke Ellington's musical "Sophisticated Ladies" closes at Lunt-Fontanne, NYC after 767 performances

Jazz Musician and Composer Duke Ellington
Jazz Musician and Composer
Duke Ellington
  • 1983-02-13 Bernstein, Levinson & Link's musical "Merlin" opens at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC for 199 performances
  • 1983-03-06 "On Your Toes" opens at Virginia Theater NYC for 505 performances
  • 1983-03-13 Peter Stone's musical "Woman of the Year" closes at Palace Theater NYC after 770 performances
  • 1983-04-24 "Show Boat" opens at Uris Theater NYC for 73 performances
  • 1983-05-01 "My One & Only" opens at St James Theater NYC for 767 performances
  • 1983-06-18 "Pump Boys & Dinettes" closes at Princess Theater NYC after 573 performances
  • 1983-06-25 "Evita" closes at Broadway Theater NYC after 1568 performances
  • 1983-06-26 "Show Boat" closes at Uris Theater NYC after 73 performances
  • 1983-07-24 "Mame" opens at Gershwin Theater NYC for 41 performances
  • 1983-08-07 "Merlin" closes at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC after 199 performances
  • 1983-08-21 "La Cage aux Folles" opens at Palace Theater NYC for 1761 performances
  • 1983-08-28 "Mame" closes at Gershwin Theater NYC after 41 performances
  • 1983-09-04 "Joseph & the Amazing Dreamcoat" closes at Royale NYC after 747 performances
  • 1983-09-29 "A Chorus Line" with 3,389 performance becomes the longest-running Broadway show
  • 1983-10-16 "Zorba" opens at Broadway Theater NYC for 362 performances
  • 1983-11-10 "Amen Corner" opens at Nederlander Theater NYC for 83 performances
  • 1983-11-17 "La Tragedie de Carmen" opens at Beaumont Theater NYC for 187 performances
  • 1983-11-20 "Marilyn: An American Fable" opens at Minskoff NYC for 16 performances
  • 1983-11-21 "Doonesbury" opens at Biltmore Theater NYC for 104 performances
  • 1983-12-03 "Marilyn: An American Fable" closes at Minskoff NYC after 16 performances
  • 1983-12-04 "Amen Corner" closes at Nederlander Theater NYC after 83 performances
  • 1983-12-04 "Baby" opens at Barrymore Theater NYC for 241 performances
  • 1983-12-04 David Shire & R Maltby Jr's musical "Baby" premieres in NYC
  • 1983-12-14 "Peg" opens at Lunt-Fontanne Theater NYC for 5 performances
  • 1983-12-17 "Peg" closes at Lunt-Fontanne Theater NYC after 5 performances
  • 1983-12-21 Musical "Tap Dance Kid" opens at Broadhurst Theater NYC for 669 performances
  • 1984-02-04 "9" closes at 46th St Theater NYC after 739 performances
  • 1984-02-04 "Backstage Magic" opens at CommuniCore
  • 1984-02-09 "Rink" opens at Martin Beck Theater NYC for 204 performances
  • 1984-02-19 "Doonesbury" closes at Biltmore Theater NYC after 104 performances
  • 1984-03-27 Premiere of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Richard Stilgoe's rock musical "Starlight Express"
  • 1984-04-05 "Human Comedy" opens at Royale Theater NYC for 13 performances

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