Musicals in History (Part 14)

Events in Music

Events 1301 - 1,400 of 2,143

  • 1982-08-28 "Sugar Babies" closes at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC after 1208 performances
  • 1982-09-09 "Your Arm's Are Too Short To Box With God" opens at Alvin Theater, NYC; runs 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; runs for nearly 18 years before closing on September 10, 2000, wins 7 Tony and 1 Grammy Award
  • 1982-10-24 "Rock 'n Roll!: The 1st..." opens at St James Theater NYC for 9 performances
  • 1982-10-31 Musical revue "Rock 'n Roll!: The First 5,000 Years" closes at St James Theatre. NYC, after 9 performances
  • 1982-11-07 Revival of Alex Bradford, Vinnette Carroll, and Micki Grant's "Your Arms are Too Short to Box With God", based on the Bible's Book of Matthew, and featuring Al Green and Patti LaBelle, closes at Alvin Theatre, NYC. after 69 performances
  • 1982-11-11 Susan Cooper and Hume Cronyn's stage drama with songs "Foxfire", strring Jesica Tandy, Keith Carradine, and Cronyn, opens at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre, NYC; runs for 213 performances and wins a Tony Award for Tandy
  • 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

Musical Finale

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

  • 1983-02-13 Bernstein, Levinson & Link's musical "Merlin" opens at Mark Hellinger Theater, NYC; runs 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
  • 1983-05-11 Alan Jay Lerner and Charles Strouse's musical "Dance a Little Closer" opens & closes at Minskoff Theater, NYC, after 1 performance
  • 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 Revival of Jerry Herman's musical "Mame", starring Angela Lansbury, opens at Gershwin Theater NYC for 41 performances
  • 1983-08-07 "Merlin" closes at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC after 199 performances
  • 1983-08-21 Jerry Herman's musical "La Cage aux Folles", based Jean Poiret's French play of the same name, opens at Palace Theater, NYC; runs for 1761 performances, wins 6 Tony Awards

Musical Finale

1983-08-28 Revival of Jerry Herman's musical "Mame", starring Angela Lansbury, closes at the George 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 performances becomes the then 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 Musical "Marilyn: An American Fable", loosely based on life of Marilyn Monroe, opens at Minskoff Theater, NYC; runs for 17 performances
  • 1983-11-21 "Doonesbury" opens at Biltmore Theater NYC for 104 performances
  • 1983-12-03 "Marilyn: An American Fable" closes at Minskoff Theatre, NYC, after 16 performances
  • 1983-12-04 "Amen Corner" closes at Nederlander Theater NYC after 83 performances
  • 1983-12-04 David Shire & Richard Maltby, Jr.'s musical "Baby" opens at Barrymore Theater, NYC; runs for 241 performances
  • 1983-12-14 Muscial "Peg" opens at Lunt-Fontanne Theater NYC for 5 performances

Theatrical Finale

1983-12-17 Peggy Lee's one-woman show "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

Music Premiere

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
  • 1984-04-15 "Human Comedy" closes at Royale Theater NYC after 13 performances
  • 1984-04-28 "La Tragedie de Carmen" closes at Beaumont Theater NYC after 187 performances
  • 1984-04-29 "Oliver!" opens at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC for 17 performances

Music Premiere

1984-05-02 Stephen Sondheim's musical "Sunday in the Park with George", a fictionalized version of painter Georges Seurat's relationship with his grandson, starring Mandy Patinkin, opens at Booth Theater, NYC; runs for 604 performances, wins a Pulitzer Prize for Drama

  • 1984-05-13 "Oliver!" closes at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC after 17 performances
  • 1984-05-20 "On Your Toes" closes at Virginia Theater NYC after 505 performances
  • 1984-05-24 Revival of musical "The Wiz" opens at Lunt-Fontanne Theater, NYC; runs for 13 performances
  • 1984-06-03 Revival of musical "The Wiz" closes at Lunt Fontanne Theater, NYC, after 13 performances
  • 1984-07-01 "Baby" closes at Barrymore Theater NYC after 241 performances
  • 1984-08-08 "Rink" closes at Martin Beck Theater NYC after 204 performances
  • 1984-09-02 Revival of John Kander and Fred Ebb's musical "Zorba" closes at Broadway Theater, NYC, after 362 performances, winning one Tony Award
  • 1984-09-25 1st London performance of musical "Stepping Out" presented
  • 1984-09-25 Barbara Damashek's musical "Quilters" opens at Jack Lawrence Theater ,NYC; runs for 24 performances
  • 1984-10-14 Barbara Damashek's musical "Quilters" closes at Jack Lawrence Theater, NYC, after 24 performances
  • 1984-10-31 Howard Goodall & Melvyn Bragg's musical "Hired Man" premieres in London
  • 1984-11-11 "Three Musketeers" opens at Broadway Theater NYC for 9 performances
  • 1984-11-18 "3 Musketeers" closes at Broadway Theater NYC after 9 performances
  • 1984-12-11 "Doug Henning & His World..." opens at Lunt-Fontanne NYC for 60 performances

Music Premiere

1985-01-07 Revival of Rodgers and Hammerstein's musical "The King & I", still starring Yul Brynner opens at Broadway Theater, NYC; runs for 191 performances

  • 1985-01-27 "Doug Henning & His World of Magic" closes at Lunt-Fontanne NY after 60 performances

Music Premiere

1985-01-31 Max Showalter and Peter Walker's musical "Harrigan 'n Hart", starring Harry Groening and Mark Hamill, opens at Longacre Theater, NYC; runs for 4 performances

  • 1985-02-03 Max Showalter and Peter Walker's musical "Harrigan 'n Hart", starring Harry Groening and Mark Hamill, closes at Longacre Theater, NYC, after 4 performances
  • 1985-03-03 "My One & Only" closes at St James Theater NYC after 767 performances
  • 1985-04-08 "Leader of the Pack" opens at Ambassador Theater NYC for 120 performances
  • 1985-04-16 "Grind" opens at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC for 79 performances

Music Premiere

1985-04-25 Roger Miller's musical "Big River", based on Mark Twain's 1884 novel "Adventures of Huckleberry Finn", opens at Eugene O'Neill Theater, NYC; runs for 1005 performances, wins 3 Tony Awards

  • 1985-06-22 "Grind" closes at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC after 79 performances
  • 1985-06-30 Revival of the Rodgers and Hammerstein's musical "The King & I" closes at Broadway Theater, NYC, after 191 performances
  • 1985-07-12 "Singin' in the Rain", musical adaptation of the 1952 film, opens at Gershwin Theater, NYC; runs for 367 performances
  • 1985-07-21 "Leader of the Pack" closes at Ambassador Theater NYC after 120 performances
  • 1985-08-04 "Dreamgirls" closes at Imperial Theater NYC after 1522 performances
  • 1985-08-11 "Tap Dance Kid" closes at Broadhurst Theater NYC after 669 performances
  • 1985-09-18 "Song & Dance" opens at Royale Theater NYC for 474 performances
  • 1985-10-09 "Tango Argentino" opens at Mark Hellinger Theater, NYC; runs for 198 performances
  • 1985-10-13 "Sunday in the Park with George" closes at Booth NYC after 604 performances
  • 1985-11-05 Paul Schierhorn's rock musical "The News" opens at Helen Hayes Theater, NYC; runs for 4 performances
  • 1985-11-09 Paul Schierhorn's rock musical "The News" closes at Helen Hayes Theater, NYC, after 4 performances
  • 1985-12-02 Rupert Holmes' musical "Mystery of Edwin Drood" premieres in NYC at Imperial Theater NYC (608 performances)
  • 1985-12-04 "Les Miserables" opens at Palace Theatre, London
  • 1985-12-18 Jerry Herman's musical revue "Jerry's Girls" opens at St James Theater, NYC; runs for 139 performances
  • 1985-12-19 "Wind in the Willows" opens at Nederlander Theater NYC for 4 performances
  • 1985-12-22 "Wind in the Willows" closes at Nederlander Theater NYC after 4 performances

Music History

1986-01-23 "Jerome Kern Goes to Hollywood" opens at Ritz Theater NYC for 13 performances

  • 1986-01-28 "Uptown... It's Hot!" opens at Lunt-Fontanne Theater NYC for 24 performances
  • 1986-02-02 "Jerome Kern Goes to Hollywood" closes at Ritz NYC after 13 performances
  • 1986-02-16 "Uptown... It's Hot!" closes at Lunt-Fontanne NYC after 24 performances
  • 1986-03-30 "Tango Argentino" closes at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC after 198 performances
  • 1986-04-10 "Big Deal" opens at Broadway Theater NYC for 70 performances
  • 1986-04-20 "Jerry's Girls" closes at St James Theater NYC after 139 performances
  • 1986-04-27 Cy Coleman and Dorothy Fields' musical "Sweet Charity" starring Gwen Verdon, opens at the Minskoff Theatre, NYC; runs for 368 performances, and wins a Tony Award for choreographer Bob Fosse
  • 1986-05-18 "Singin' in the Rain" closes at Gershwin Theater NYC after 367 performances
  • 1986-06-08 "Big Deal" closes at Broadway Theater NYC after 70 performances
  • 1986-08-07 "Honky Tonk Nights" opens at Biltmore Theater NYC for 4 performances
  • 1986-08-09 "Honky Tonk Nights" closes at Biltmore Theater NYC after 4 performances

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