Musicals in History (Part 15)

Events in Music

Events 1401 - 1,500 of 2,150

  • 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
  • 1986-08-10 "Me & My Girl" opens at Marquis Theater, NYC; runs for 1420 performances
  • 1986-08-21 Stephen Schwartz and Charles Strouse's musical "Rags" opens at Mark Hellinger Theater, NYC; runs for 4 performances, receives 6 Tony Award nominations
  • 1986-08-23 Stephen Schwartz and Charles Strouse's musical "Rags" closes at Mark Hellinger Theater, NYC, after 4 performances; nominated for 6 Tony Awrads

Music Premiere

1986-10-09 Stage musical "Phantom of the Opera" premieres in London, written by Andrew Lloyd Webber and starring Michael Crawford and Sarah Brightman; runs for 13,629 performances

  • 1986-10-16 Joe Raposa's musical "Raggedy Ann: The Musical Adventure", starring Ivy Austin, opens at Nederlander Theater, NYC; runs for 5 performances
  • 1986-10-19 Joe Raposa's musical "Raggedy Ann: The Musical Adventure", starring Ivy Austin, closes at Nederlander Theater, NYC, after 5 performances
  • 1986-10-19 Musical revue "Flamenco Puro" opens at Mark Hellinger Theater, NYC, for a limited run of 40 performances
  • 1986-10-22 John Forster and Lee Holdridge's musical "Into the Light", starring Dean Jones opens at Neil Simon Theater, NYC ; runs for 6 performances
  • 1986-10-26 "Into the Light" closes at Neil Simon Theater NYC after 6 performances
  • 1986-11-08 "Song & Dance" closes at Royale Theater NYC after 474 performances
  • 1986-11-17 "Oh Coward!" opens at Helen Hayes Theater NYC for 56 performances
  • 1986-11-24 "Smile" opens at Lunt-Fontanne Theater NYC for 48 performances
  • 1986-11-30 "Flamenco Puro" closes at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC after 40 performances
  • 1986-12-27 "Les Miserables" opens at Kennedy Center, Washington, D.C.
  • 1987-01-03 "Oh Coward!" closes at Helen Hayes Theater NYC after 56 performances
  • 1987-01-03 "Smile" closes at Lunt-Fontanne Theater NYC after 48 performances
  • 1987-02-19 "Stardust" opens at Biltmore Theater, NYC; runs for 102 performances
  • 1987-03-12 "Les Miserables" opens at Broadway/Imperial NYC for 4000+ performances
  • 1987-03-15 "Starlight Express" opens at Gershwin Theater in NYC for 761 performances
  • 1987-03-15 "Sweet Charity" closes at Minskoff Theater NYC after 368 performances
  • 1987-04-02 "Mikado" opens at Virginia Theater NYC for 46 performances
  • 1987-04-15 "Barbara Cook: A Concert" opens at Ambassador NYC for 13 performances
  • 1987-04-26 "Barbara Cook: A Concert" closes at Ambassador NYC after 13 performances
  • 1987-05-03 "Mikado" closes at Virginia Theater NYC after 46 performances
  • 1987-05-16 "Mystery of Edwin Drood" closes at Imperial NYC after 608 performances
  • 1987-05-17 "Stardust" closes at Biltmore Theater NYC after 102 performances
  • 1987-06-28 "Dreamgirls" opens at Ambassador Theater NYC for 177 performances
  • 1987-07-17 "Les Miserables" opens at Imperial Theatre, Tokyo
  • 1987-08-09 "Les Miserables" opens at Cameri Theatre, Tel Aviv
  • 1987-08-14 "Les Miserables" opens at Rock Theatre, Szeged, Hungary

Musical Finale

1987-09-20 Roger Miller's musical "Big River", based on Mark Twain's 1884 novel "Adventures of Huckleberry Finn", closes at Eugene O'Neill Theater, NYC, after 1005 performances and 3 Tony Awards

  • 1987-10-01 "Roza" opens at Royale Theater NYC for 12 performances
  • 1987-10-15 Allan Knee and Brian Gari's musical "Late Nite Comic" opens at Ritz Theater, NYC; runs for 4 performances
  • 1987-10-17 "Late Nite Comic" closes at Ritz Theater NYC after 4 performances
  • 1987-10-19 "Anything Goes" opens at Beaumont Theater NYC for 804 performances
  • 1987-10-22 Revival of John Kander and Fred Ebb's "Cabaret" opens at Imperial Theater, NYC; runs for 262 performances

Music Premiere

1987-10-27 Peter Shaffer's musical "Lettice & Lovage" premieres in London

  • 1987-10-29 "Don't Get God Started" opens at Longacre Theater NYC for 86 performances

Music Premiere

1987-11-05 Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine's fairytale musical "Into the Woods" opens at Martin Beck Theater NYC; runs for 764 performances, wins 3 Tony Awards and 5 Drama Desk Awards

  • 1987-11-11 "Roza" closes at Royale Theater NYC after 12 performances
  • 1987-11-12 "Teddy & Alice" opens at Minskoff Theater NYC for 77 performances
  • 1987-11-14 "La Cage aux Folles" closes at Palace Theater NYC after 1761 performances
  • 1987-11-27 "Les Miserables" opens at Theatre Royal, Sydney
  • 1987-11-29 Revival of Henry Krieger and Tom Eyen's musical ."Dreamgirls" closes at Ambassador Theater, NYC, after 177 performances
  • 1987-12-15 First National US Tour of "Les Miserables" opens at Shubert Theatre, Boston
  • 1987-12-26 "Les Miserables" opens at National Theatre of Iceland, Reykjavik
  • 1988-01-10 "Don't Get God Started" closes at Longacre Theater NYC after 86 performances
  • 1988-01-17 "Teddy & Alice" closes at Minskoff Theater NYC after 77 performances
  • 1988-01-26 "Phantom of the Opera" opens at Majestic Theater, NYC ; runs for 4,000+ performances
  • 1988-01-28 South African Mbongeni Ngema's musical "Sarafina!" opens at Cort Theater NYC for 597 performances
  • 1988-03-17 "Les Miserables" opens at Det Norske Teatret, Oslo
  • 1988-03-24 "Gospel at Colonus" opens at Lunt Fontanne Theater NYC for 61 performances
  • 1988-03-25 "Les Miserables" opens at Chunichi Theatre, Nagoya, Japan
  • 1988-03-29 "Oba Oba" opens at Ambassador Theater NYC for 46 performances
  • 1988-04-09 "Les Miserables" opens at Umeda-Koma Theatre, Osaka
  • 1988-04-14 "Mail" opens at Music Box Theater NYC for 36 performances

Music Premiere

1988-04-28 Benny Andersson, Björn Ulvaeus, and Tim Rice's musical "Chess" opens at Imperial Theater, NYC; runs for 68 performances

  • 1988-05-01 "Romance/Romance" opens at Helen Hayes Theater NYC for 297 performances
  • 1988-05-08 Brazilian musical revue "Oba Oba" closes at Ambassador Theater, NYC, after 46 performances
  • 1988-05-12 "Carrie" opens at Virginia Theater NYC for 5 performances
  • 1988-05-14 "Mail" closes at Music Box Theater NYC after 36 performances
  • 1988-05-15 "Gospel at Colonus" closes at Lunt Fontanne Theater NYC after 61 performances

Musical Finale

1988-05-15 Michael Gore and Dean Pitchford's musical "Carrie", based on Stephen King's novel, closes at Virginia Theater, NYC, after 5 performances

  • 1988-06-01 "Les Miserables" opens at Shubert Theatre, LA
  • 1988-06-04 Revival of John Kander and Fred Ebb's "Cabaret" closes at Imperial Theater, NYC, after 262 performances

Musical Finale

1988-06-25 Benny Andersson, Björn Ulvaeus, and Tim Rice's musical "Chess" closes at Imperial Theater, NYC, after 68 performances

Music Premiere

1988-08-15 Revival of musical revue "Ain't Misbehavin'", highlighting songs of Fats Waller, opens at Ambassador Theater, NYC; runs for 176 performances

  • 1988-09-15 "Les Miserables" opens at Raimund Theatre, Vienna
  • 1988-10-27 "Les Miserables" opens at Forrest Theatre, Philadelphia
  • 1988-11-09 Don Sebesky and Gloria Nissenson's musical "Prince of Central Park", starring Jo Anne Worley opens at Belasco Theater, NYC; runs for 4 performances
  • 1988-12-26 "Legs Diamond" opens at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC for 64 performances
  • 1989-01-08 "42nd Street" closes at Winter Garden Theater NYC after 3,486 performances
  • 1989-01-08 "Starlight Express" closes at Gershwin Theater in NYC after 761 performances
  • 1989-01-14 "Romance/Romance" closes at Helen Hayes Theater NYC after 297 performances
  • 1989-01-15 "Ain't Misbehavin'" closes at Ambassador Theater NYC after 176 performances
  • 1989-01-26 "Black & Blue" opens at Minskoff Theater NYC for 829 performances
  • 1989-02-19 "Legs Diamond" closes at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC after 64 performances

Music History

1989-02-26 "Jerome Robbins' Broadway" opens at Imperial Theater, NYC; runs for 634 performances

  • 1989-03-08 "Heidi Chronicles" opens at Plymouth Theater NYC for 621 performances
  • 1989-03-15 "Les Miserables" opens at Royal Alexandra Theatre Toronto
  • 1989-03-17 "Chu Chem" opens at Ritz Theater NYC for 44 performances
  • 1989-03-25 "Les Miserables" opens at Auditorium Theatre, Chicago
  • 1989-04-13 "Welcome to the Club" opens at Music Box Theater NYC for 12 performances
  • 1989-04-22 "Welcome to the Club" closes at Music Box Theater NYC after 12 performances
  • 1989-04-27 "Starmites" opens at Criterion Theater NYC for 60 performances
  • 1989-05-09 "Saratina!" closes at Cort Theater NYC after 597 performances
  • 1989-05-15 "Chu Chem" closes at Ritz Theater NYC after 44 performances
  • 1989-06-18 "Starmites" closes at Criter Ctr SR Theater NYC after 60 performances
  • 1989-06-30 "Les Miserables" opens at Theatre Muzyczyny in Gdynia, Poland

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1989-08-06 Revival of musical revue "Oh! Calcutta!" closes at Edison Theater, NYC, after 5959 performances: Broadway’s longest-running musical revue

Musical Finale

1989-09-01 Revival of Cole Porter's musical "Anything Goes" closes at Beaumont Theater, NYC, after 804 performances

  • 1989-09-03 Stephen Sondheim's musical "Into the Woods" closes at Martin Beck Theater, NYC, after 764 performances and 3 Tony Award wins

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