Musicals in History (Part 21)

Events in Music

Events 2001 - 2,065 of 2,065

  • 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 "Steel Peer" 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
  • 1997-12-14 "View From the Bridge" opens at Criterion Theater, NYC
  • 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
  • 1998-02-01 "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 "Sound of Music" opens at Martin Beck Theater NYC

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1998-03-15 "Cabaret" opens at Club Expo Theater, NYC, starring Alan Cumming and Natasha Richardson

  • 1998-03-19 "Ah Wilderness!" opens at Vivian Beaumont theater
  • 2000-09-10 The musical Cats closes on Broadway
  • 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 the musical, directed by Rob Marshall, starring Renée Zellweger, Richard Gere, and Catherine Zeta-Jones released.

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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
  • 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
Bonnie Wright
  • 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 Rassberry Film Awards (Razzies): Musical "Cats" wins six awards including worst film

Birthdays in Music

Weddings in Music

Divorces in Music

Deaths in Music