Musicals in History (Part 20)

Events in Music

Events 1901 - 2,000 of 2,151

  • 1995-05-07 Stage drama adaptation of "On the Waterfront" closes at Atkinson Theater, NYC, after 8 performances
  • 1995-05-14 "My Thing of Love" closes at Beck Theater NYC after 16 performances
  • 1995-05-28 "An Inspector Calls" closes at Royale Theater, NYC, after 454 performances

Theatrical Finale

1995-06-04 "Jackie Mason: Politically Incorrect" closes at Golden Theater, NYC, after 347 performances

  • 1995-06-08 "Buttons on Broadway" opens at Ambassador Theater NYC for 40 performances
  • 1995-06-10 "Month in the Country" closes at Roundabout Theater NYC after 79 performances
  • 1995-06-15 "Chronicles of a Death Foretold" opens at Plymouth NYC for 55 performances
  • 1995-06-17 "Who's Tommy" closes at St James Theater NYC after 899 performances
  • 1995-07-01 "Kiss of the Spider Woman" closes at Broadhurst theater, NYC, after 906 performances
  • 1995-07-02 "The Rose Tattoo" closes at Circle in the Square NYC after 80 performances
  • 1995-07-09 Revival of P. G. Wodehouse's adaptation of Ferenc Molnár' s comic play "The Play's The Thing" opens at Criterion Theater, NYC; runs for 75 performances
  • 1995-07-16 "Buttons on Broadway" closes at Ambassador Theater NYC after 40 performances
  • 1995-07-16 "Chronicles of a Death Foretold" closes at Plymouth NYC after 55 performances
  • 1995-07-23 "Hamlet" closes at Belasco Theater NYC after 121 performances

Musical Finale

1995-08-06 Revival of Richard Adler and Jerry Ross' musical comedy '"Damn Yankees", starring Jerry Lewis and Bebe Neuwirth, closes at Marquis Theater, NYC, after 510 performances

  • 1995-08-20 "The Play's the Thing" closes at Criterion Theater NYC after 75 performances

Theatrical Finale

1995-08-27 Tom Stoppard's comedic play "Arcadia" closes at Vivian Beaumont Theater, NYC, after 204 performances

  • 1995-09-17 Terrence McNally's dramatic play "Love! Valor! Compassion!" closes at Walter Kerr Theater, NYC, after 276 performances and 2 Tony Award wins
  • 1995-10-02 "Moon Over Buffalo" opens at Martin Beck Theater NYC for 308 performances
  • 1995-10-05 "Company" opens at Criterion Theater NYC for 68 performances
  • 1995-10-10 "Garden District" opens at Circle in the Sq Theater NYC
  • 1995-10-12 "Patti LuPone on Broadway" opens at Walter Kerr NYC for 46 performances
  • 1995-10-19 Revival of Jerry Herman's musical "Hello Dolly!", starring Carol Channing, opens at Lunt-Fontanne Theater, NYC; runs for 118 performances
  • 1995-10-22 "Swinging On a Star" opens at Music Box Theater NYC for 97 performances

Music Premiere

1995-10-25 Henry Mancini, Leslie Bricusse, and Blake Edwards' musical adaptation of the film "Victor/Victoria", starring Julie Andrews, opens at Marquis Theater, NYC, runs for 738 performances; Andrews declined Tony Award nomination because she felt other cast and crew should have been recognized

  • 1995-10-29 Return engagement of Bill Irwin and Dacid Shiner's "Fool Moon" opens at Ambassador Theater, NYC; runs for 81 performances
  • 1995-10-31 American jam band Phish performs The Who's "Quadrophenia" as a musical costume during a show at the Rosemont Horizon in Rosemont, Illinois

Music History

1995-11-01 Revival of William Shakespeare's "The Tempest", starring Patrick Stewart, opens at Broadhurst Theater, NYC; runs for 71 performances

  • 1995-11-02 "Busker Alley" premieres at St James Theatre, NY
  • 1995-11-02 "Sacrilege" opens at Belasco Theater NYC for 21 performances
  • 1995-11-04 "Indiscretions" closes at Ethel Barrymore Theater NYC after 221 performances
  • 1995-11-09 "Danny Gans on Broadway" opens at Neil Simon Theater NYC
  • 1995-11-15 "Master Class" opens at Golden Theater NYC for 601 performances
  • 1995-11-19 "Sacrilege" closes at Belasco Theater NYC after 21 performances
  • 1995-11-19 "School for Scandal" opens at Lyceum Theater NYC for 23 performances
  • 1995-11-20 David Hare's stage drama "Racing Demon", set amongst clergy of the Church o England, opens at Vivian Beaumont Theater, NYC; runs for 48 performances
  • 1995-11-25 "Patti LuPone on Broadway" closes at Walter Kerr NYC after 46 performances
  • 1995-11-29 "Garden District" closes at Circle in the Square Theater, NYC
  • 1995-12-03 "Holiday" opens at Circle in Square Theater, NYC; runs for 49 performances

Musical Finale

1995-12-03 Revival of Stephen Sondheim's musical "Company" closes at Criterion Theater, NYC, after 68 performances

  • 1995-12-14 Musical "Les Miserables" opens at Cable Hall, Helsinki
  • 1995-12-17 "School after Scandal" closes at Lyceum Theater NYC after 23 performances
  • 1995-12-20 Revival of Phillip Hayes Dean's drama "Paul Robeson" opens at Longacre Theater, NYC; runs for 14 performances
  • 1995-12-31 "Danny Gans on Broadway" closes at Neil Simon NYC
  • 1995-12-31 "Having Our Say" closes at Booth Theater NYC after 308 performances
  • 1995-12-31 "Heiress" closes at Cort Theater NYC after 340 performances
  • 1995-12-31 "Paul Roebson" closes at Longacre Theater NYC after 14 performances
  • 1995-12-31 "Racing Demon" closes at Vivian Beaumont Theater NYC after 48 performances
  • 1995-12-31 "Tempest" closes at Broadhurst Theater NYC after 71 performances
  • 1996-01-04 "Father" opens at Criterion Theater NYC for 52 performances
  • 1996-01-07 "Fool Moon", starring Bill Irwin, closes at Ambassador Theater, NYC after 81 performances

Musical Finale

1996-01-07 Musical featuring works of George and Ira Gershwin "Crazy For You" closes at Shubert Theater, NYC, after 1622 performances, winning 3 Tony Awards

  • 1996-01-14 "Holiday" closes at Circle in Sq Theater NYC after 49 performances
  • 1996-01-14 "Swinging On a Star" closes at Music Box Theater NYC after 97 performances
  • 1996-01-26 "Les Miserables" opens at Musichall Theatre, Duisburg
  • 1996-01-28 "Hello Dolly!" closes at Lunt-Fontanne Theater NYC after 118 performances
  • 1996-01-29 6,138th performance of "Cats" is held in London, surpassing record of Broadway's longest-running musical, "A Chorus Line"
  • 1996-02-13 Rock musical "Rent" by Jonathan Larson opens off-Broadway
  • 1996-02-22 "Bus Stop" opens at Circle in Sq Theater NYC for 29 performances
  • 1996-02-25 "Father" closes at Criterion Theater NYC after 52 performances
  • 1996-03-17 "Bus Stop" closes at Circle in Sq Theater NYC after 29 performances
  • 1996-03-17 "Getting Away With Murder" opens at Broadhurst NYC for 17 performances
  • 1996-03-20 "Love Thy Neighbor" opens at Booth Theater NYC
  • 1996-03-21 "Night of the Iguana" opens at Criterion Theater NYC for 68 performances
  • 1996-03-27 Stage adaptation of Rodgers & Hammerstein's musical "State Fair" opens at Music Box Theater, New York City; runs for 118 performances
  • 1996-03-28 "Seven Guitars" opens at Walter Kerr Theater NYC
  • 1996-03-31 "A Midsummer Night's Dream" opens at Lunt-Fontanne NYC for 66 performances
  • 1996-03-31 "Getting Away With Murder" closes at Broadhurst NYC after 17 performances

Music History

1996-04-04 Revival of Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee's stage drama "Inherit the Wind", starring George C. Scott and Charles Durning, opens at Royale Theater, NYC; runs for 45 performances

  • 1996-04-11 Revival of Rodgers & Hammerstein's musical "The King & I", starring Lou Diamond Phillips and Donna Murphy, premieres at Neil Simon Theater, NYC; runs for 781 performances

Theatrical Finale

1996-04-14 Trish Vradenburg's play "Apple Doesn't Fall.." directed by Leonard Nimoy opens and closes at Lyceum Theater NYC after 1 performance

  • 1996-04-18 Second successful revival of Stephen Sondheim's musical comedy "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum", starring Nathan Lane, opens at St James Theater NYC for 715 performances
  • 1996-04-21 "Delicate Balance" opens at Plymouth Theater NYC
  • 1996-04-24 "Jack-Night on Town with John Barrymore" opens at Belasco for 12 performances
  • 1996-04-25 "Bring in Da Noise, Bring in Da Funk" opens at Ambassador Theater NYC
  • 1996-04-28 "Big" opens at Shubert Theater NYC for 193 performances
  • 1996-04-30 "Buried Child" opens at Atkinson Theater NYC for 77 performances
  • 1996-05-01 "Ideal Husband" opens at Barrymore Theater NYC for 308 performances
  • 1996-05-05 "Jack-Night on Town with J Barrymore" closes at Belasco after 12 performances
  • 1996-05-12 "Inherit the Wind" closes at Royale Theater NYC after 45 performances
  • 1996-05-12 "Night of the Iguana" closes at Criterion Theater NYC after 68 performances
  • 1996-05-22 "Tartuffe: Born Again" opens at Circle in the Square Theater, NYC; runs for 29 performances
  • 1996-05-26 "Midsummer Night's Dream" closes at Lunt-Fontanne NYC after 66 performances
  • 1996-06-23 "Tartuffe: Born Again" closes at Circle in Sq NYC after 29 performances
  • 1996-06-30 "Buried Child" closes at Brook Atkinson Theater NYC after 77 performances
  • 1996-06-30 "Moon Over Buffalo" closes at Martin Beck Theater NYC after 308 performances
  • 1996-06-30 "State Fair" closes at Music Box Theater NYC after 118 performances
  • 1996-07-14 "Thousand Clowns" opens at Criterion Theater NYC for 32 performances
  • 1996-07-14 Revival of Frank Loesser's musical "How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying" closes at Richard Rodgers Theater, NYC, after 548 performances
  • 1996-08-11 "Thousand Clowns," closes at Criterion Theater NYC after 32 performances

Music History

1996-08-21 Revival of Eugene O'Neill's' drama "Hughie", directed by Al Pacino, and starring Pacino and Paul Benedict, opens at Circle in the Square Theater, NYC; runs for 56 performances

  • 1996-09-05 "Summer & Smoke" opens at Criterion Theater NYC

Theatrical Finale

1996-09-08 August Wilson's drama "Seven Guitars" closes at Walter Kerr Theater, NYC, after 188 performances

  • 1996-09-19 "Skylight" opens at Royale Theater NYC
  • 1996-09-29 "Delicate Balance" closes at Plymouth Theater NYC
  • 1996-10-10 "Sex & Longing" opens at Cort Theater NYC
  • 1996-10-13 "Big" closes at Shubert Theater NYC after 193 performances
  • 1996-10-17 "Taking Sides" opens at Atkinson Theater NYC

Theatrical Finale

1996-10-20 Revival of Tennessee Williams' stage drama "Summer and Smoke", starring Harry Hamlin and Mary McDonnell, closes at Criterion Theater, NYC, after 53 performances

  • 1996-10-31 American jam band Phish performs The Talking Heads' "Remain In Light" as a musical costume during a show at the Omni Coliseum in Atlanta, Georgia

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