Musicals in History (Part 21)

Events in Music

Events 2001 - 2,099 of 2,099

  • 1997-03-01 "Mandy Patinkin in Concert" opens at Lyceum Theater NYC
  • 1997-03-20 "Play On!" opens at Brooks Atkinson Theater NYC for 61 performances
  • 1997-03-22 "Sunset Boulevard" closes at Minskoff NYC after 977 performances
  • 1997-03-23 "Mandy Patinkin in Concert" closes at Lyceum Theater NYC
  • 1997-03-25 "Barrymore" opens at Music Box Theater NYC for 240 performances
  • 1997-03-26 "Annie" opens at Martin Beck Theater New York City, and runs for 239 performances.
  • 1997-03-27 "Young Man From Atlanta" opens at Longacre NYC for 85 performances
  • 1997-04-02 "Doll's House" opens at Belasco Theater NYC
  • 1997-04-03 "Dream-Johnny Mercer Musical" opens at Royale NYC for 109 performance
  • 1997-04-06 "3 Sisters" closes at Criterion Theater NYC
  • 1997-04-13 "American Daughter" opens at Cort Theater NYC for 88 performances
  • 1997-04-20 "Gin Game" opens at Lyceum Theater NYC for 144 performances
  • 1997-04-20 "Present Laughter" closes at Walter Kerr Theater NYC
  • 1997-04-24 Kandor and Ebb's musical "Steel Pier" opens at Richard Rodgers Theater,NYC; runs for 76 performances
  • 1997-04-26 "Life" opens at Barrymore Theater NYC
  • 1997-04-27 "Little Foxes" opens at Vivian Beaumont NYC for 56 performances

  • 1997-04-27 "Stanley" closes at Circle in Sq Theater NYC
  • 1997-04-28 "Jekyll & Hyde" opens at Plymouth Theater NYC
  • 1997-04-29 "Candide" opens at Gershwin Theater NYC for 103 performances
  • 1997-04-30 "London Assurance" opens at Criterion Theater NYC for 72 performances
  • 1997-05-11 "Play On!" closes at Brooks Atkinson Theater NYC after 61 performances
  • 1997-05-18 "King David" opens at New Amsterdam Theater NYC
  • 1997-05-23 "King David" closes at New Amsterdam Theater NYC
  • 1997-06-01 "Once Upon a Mattress" closes at Broadhurst Theater NYC after 188 performances
  • 1997-06-08 "Young Man From Atlanta" closes at Longacre Theater NYC after 85 performances
  • 1997-06-15 "Little Foxes" closes at Vivian Beaumont Theater NYC after 56 performances
  • 1997-06-19 "Forever Tango!" opens at Walter Kerr Theater NYC
  • 1997-06-21 "Defending the Caveman" closes at Helen Hayes NYC after 671 performances
  • 1997-06-28 "Master Class" closes at Golden Theater NYC after 601 performances
  • 1997-06-28 Kandor and Ebb's musical "Steel Pier" closes at Richard Rodgers Theater, NYC after 76 performances
  • 1997-06-29 "American Daughter" closes at Cort Theater NYC after 88 performances
  • 1997-06-29 "London Assurance" closes at Criterion Theater NYC after 72 performances
  • 1997-07-06 "Dream-Johnny Mercer Musical" closes at Royale NYC after 109 performances
  • 1997-07-27 "Candide" closes at Gershwin Theater NYC after 103 performances
  • 1997-07-27 "Victor/Victoria" closes at Marquis Theater NYC after 738 performances
  • 1997-08-14 "1776" opens at Criterion Theater NYC

  • 1997-08-31 "Gin Game" closes at Lyceum Theater NYC after 144 performances
  • 1997-09-01 "Doll's House" closes at Belasco Theater
  • 1997-10-16 "Side Show," opens at Richard Rodgers Theater NYC for 91 performances
  • 1997-10-19 "Annie" closes at Martin Beck Theater NYC
  • 1997-10-23 "Triumph of Love" opens at Royale Theater NYC
  • 1997-10-30 "The Cherry Orchard" opens at Martin Beck Theater, NYC
  • 1997-11-02 "Barrymore" closes at Music Box Theater NYC after 240 performances
  • 1997-11-06 "Proposals" opens at Broadhurst Theater NYC for 76 performances
  • 1997-11-09 "Cherry Orchard" closes at Martin Beck Theater NYC
  • 1997-11-09 "Scarlet Pimpernel" opens at Minskoff Theater NYC
  • 1997-11-10 "Jackie - An American Life" opens at Belasco Theater NYC
  • 1997-11-13 "Lion King" opens at New Amersterdam Theater NYC
  • 1997-11-16 "1776" closes at Criterion Theater NYC
  • 1997-11-19 "Eugene Onegin" opens at Martin Beck Theater NYC
  • 1997-11-19 "Old Neighborhood" opens at Booth Theater NYC
  • 1997-11-20 "Ivanov" opens at Vivian Beaumont Theater NYC for 51 performances
  • 1997-11-24 "Street Corner Symphony" opens at Brooks Atkinson NYC for 79 performances
  • 1997-11-30 "Eugene Onegin" closes at Martin Beck Theater NYC
  • 1997-12-03 "1776" opens at Gershwin Theater NYC
  • 1997-12-04 "Diary of Anne Frank" opens at Music Box Theater NYC

  • 1997-12-11 "Sunshine Boys" opens at Lyceum Theater NYC

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1997-12-14 Arthur Miller's "A View From the Bridge" is revived at Criterion Theater, NYC

Playwright Arthur Miller
Playwright
Arthur Miller
  • 1998-01-03 "Side Show," closes at Richard Rodgers NYC after 91 performances
  • 1998-01-04 "Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum" closes at St James NYC after 715 perform
  • 1998-01-04 "Ivanov" closes at Vivian Beaumont Theater NYC after 51 performances
  • 1998-01-04 "Triumph of Love" closes at Royale Theater NYC
  • 1998-01-11 "Proposals" closes at Broadhurst Theater NYC after 76 performances
  • 1998-01-13 "Patti LaBelle On Broadway" opens at St James Theater NYC
  • 1998-01-18 "Ragtime" opens at Ford Theater NYC
  • 1998-01-25 Musical "Grease" closes at Eugene O'Neill Theater NYC after 1,503 performance
  • 1998-01-25 "Patti LaBelle On Broadway" closes at St James Theater NYC
  • 1998-01-29 "Capeman," opens at Marquis Theater NYC
  • 1998-01-30 Paul Simon's musical "The Capeman" premieres at the Marquis Theatre, NYC; runs for 68 performances
  • 1998-02-01 "Street Corner Symphony" closes at Brooks Atkinson NYC after 79 performances
  • 1998-02-12 "Freak" opens at Cort Theater NYC
  • 1998-02-22 "King & I" closes at Neil Simon Theater NYC after 781 performances
  • 1998-02-28 "View From the Bridge" closes at Criterion Theater NYC
  • 1998-03-01 "Art" opens at Royale Theater NYC
  • 1998-03-12 "The Sound of Music" opens at Martin Beck Theater NYC

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1998-03-15 Revival of John Kander and Fred Ebb's "Cabaret" opens at Club Expo Theater, NYC, starring Alan Cumming and Natasha Richardson


  • 1998-03-19 "Ah Wilderness!" opens at Vivian Beaumont theater
  • 1998-10-31 American jam band Phish performs The Velvet Underground's "Rock and Roll" as a musical costume during a show at the Thomas & Mack Center at the University of Nevada in Paradise, Nevada
  • 2000-09-10 The musical Cats closes on Broadway
  • 2000-10-08 Musical "Peter Pan" starring Cathy Rigby, and filmed before a live audience, premieres on A&E TV
  • 2001-09-05 John Cage's musical composition "As Slow as Possible", to be played for 639 years, begins at St. Burchardi Church, Halberstadt, Germany
  • 2002-05-11 Last performance of the musical Cats in London's West End
  • 2002-10-26 Moscow Theatre Siege ends: Approximately 50 Chechen rebels and 150 hostages die when Russian Spetsnaz storm a theater building in Moscow, which had been occupied by the rebels during a musical performance three days before

Film release premierFilm Release

2002-12-27 "Chicago" (Best Picture 2003), based on John Kander and Fred Ebb's musical, directed by Rob Marshall, starring Renée Zellweger, Richard Gere, and Catherine Zeta-Jones released.

Music releaseMusic Premiere

2005-12-01 Musical "The Color Purple" based on the book by Alice Walker opens on Broadway produced by Oprah Whitney starring LaChanze (Tony Award Best Actress in a Musical)

Novelist Alice Walker
Novelist
Alice Walker

Film release premierFilm Release

2006-01-20 TV movie "High School Musical" released starring Zac Efron and Vanessa Hugdens, becomes Disney Channel's most successful TV movie

Actress and Singer Ashley Tisdale
Actress and Singer
Ashley Tisdale
  • 2007-07-07 Worldwide performances by charity event Live Earth
  • 2009-06-07 63rd Tony Awards: "Billy Elliot the Musical" and "God of Carnage" win
  • 2009-11-23 Fela! based on music and lyrics by Nigerian singer Fela Kuti, opens on Broadway
  • 2011-01-02 Fela! based on music and lyrics by Nigerian singer Fela Kuti, closes on Broadway after 463 performances and 3 Tony awards [1]
  • 2012-04-09 "The Lion King" becomes highest grossing Broadway show after overtaking "The Phantom of the Opera"

Music releaseTheater Premiere

2013-06-26 Peter Ustinov's "The Moment of Truth" opens at Southwark Playhouse in London starring Bonnie Wright (Ginny Weasley)

Actress Bonnie Wright
Actress
Bonnie Wright

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2014-12-04 NBC airs musical "Peter Pan Live!" starring Allison Williams and Christopher Walken; substantially revised from the earlier Mary Martin productions

  • 2017-06-11 71st Tony Awards: "Dear Evan Hansen" best musical; "Oslo" best play
  • 2018-03-22 Musical "Frozen" opens on Broadway based on the film, starring Patti Murin and Caissie Levy
  • 2018-06-11 72nd Tony Awards: "The Band's Visit" best musical; "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child" best play

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2019-06-09 73rd Tony Awards: "Hadestown" best musical, "The Ferryman" best play, Bryan Cranston and Elaine May win

  • 2019-06-09 Ali Stroker becomes the first actress in a wheelchair to win a Tony award for musical "Oklahoma!"
  • 2020-03-17 Golden Raspberry Film Awards (Razzies): Musical "Cats" wins six awards including worst film

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