Musicals in History (Part 21)

Events in Music

Events 2001 - 2,100 of 2,143

  • 1996-11-19 "God Said, Ha!" opens at Lyceum Theater NYC for 22 performances
  • 1996-11-19 "Sex & Longing" closes at Cort Theater NYC
  • 1996-11-21 "Rehearsal" opens at Criterion Theater NYC
  • 1996-11-24 Elliot Goldenthal' musical "Juan Darién - A Carnival Mass" opens at Vivian Beaumont Theater, NYC; runs for 49 performances
  • 1996-12-05 "Dreams & Nightmares" opens at Martin Beck Theater NYC
  • 1996-12-08 "God Said, Ha!" closes at Lyceum Theater NYC after 22 performances

Music Premiere

1996-12-19 Revival of Mary Rodgers and Marshall Barer's musical comedy "Once Upon a Mattress", starring Sarah Jessica Parker, opens at Broadhurst Theatre, NYC; runs for 188 performances

  • 1996-12-29 "Dreams & Nightmares" closes at Martin Beck Theater NYC
  • 1996-12-29 "Skylight" closes at Royale Theater NYC after
  • 1996-12-29 "Taking Sides" closes at Atkinson Theater NYC
  • 1997-01-05 "Juan Darien-Carnival Mass" closes at Vivian Beaumont NYC
  • 1997-01-05 "Love Thy Neighbor" closes at Booth Theater NYC
  • 1997-01-05 "Show Boat" closes at Gershwin Theater NYC
  • 1997-01-06 "It's a Slippery Slope" closes at Vivian Beaumont Theater NYC
  • 1997-01-10 "Rehearsal" closes at Criterion Theater NYC
  • 1997-01-26 "Ideal Husband" closes at Barrymore Theater NYC after 308 performances
  • 1997-01-27 "Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus" opens at Gershwin NYC
  • 1997-02-02 "Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus" closes at Gershwin NYC
  • 1997-02-13 "Three Sisters" opens at Criterion Theater NYC
  • 1997-02-20 Pam Gems' stage drama "Stanley" opens at Circle in the Square Theater, NYC; runs for 77 performances
  • 1997-02-27 "Last Night of Ballyhoo" opens at Helen Hayes Theater NYC
  • 1997-03-01 "Mandy Patinkin in Concert" opens at Lyceum Theater, NYC; runs for 16 performances

Theater Premiere

1997-03-20 Cheryl L. West and Shelden Epp's musical "Play On!", an adaptation of Shakespeare's "Twelfth Night" set in 1940s Harlem, featuring music of Duke Ellington, opens at Brooks Atkinson Theatre, NYC; runs for 61 performances

Musical Finale

1997-03-22 Andrew Lloyd Webber, Don Black and Christopher Hampton's musical "Sunset Boulevard", based on the film, and starring Glenn Close closes at Minskoff, NYC, after 977 performances and 7 Tony Awards

  • 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 Theatre, NYC; runs 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 the Square 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 Theatre 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 Revival of Mary Rodgers and Marshall Barer's musical comedy "Once Upon a Mattress", starring Sarah Jessica Parker, 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 Musical revue "Dream", based on songs of Johnny Mercer, closes at Royale Theatre, 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 Revival of Sherman Edwards historical musical "1776", featuring Brent Spiner, opens at Criterion Theater, NYC; runs for 333 performances
  • 1997-08-31 "Gin Game" closes at Lyceum Theater NYC after 144 performances
  • 1997-09-01 "Doll's House" closes at Belasco Theater in New York
  • 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

Television Premiere

1997-11-02 Rodgers & Hammerstein's television musical "Cinderella", starring Brandy Norwood, Whitney Houston, and Bernadette Peters premieres on ABC-TV

  • 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 "The 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

Album Release

1997-11-18 Warner Bros. Records release "Songs from The Capeman'", the ninth solo studio album by American singer-songwriter Paul Simon; it contains Simon's own performances of songs from his Broadway musical flop

  • 1997-11-19 "Eugene Onegin" opens at Martin Beck Theater NYC
  • 1997-11-19 "Old Neighborhood" opens at Booth Theater NYC
  • 1997-11-20 Revival of Anton Chekov's stage drama "Ivanov", starring Kevin Kline, opens at Vivian Beaumont Theater, NYC; runs for 51 performances
  • 1997-11-24 "Street Corner Symphony" opens at Brooks Atkinson Theatre, NYC; runs 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

Music History

1997-12-08 Revival of Neil Simon's comedy "The Sunshine Boys", starring Jack Klugman and Tony Randell, opens at Lyceum Theater, NYC; runs for 230 performance

Theater Premiere

1997-12-14 Revival of Arthur Miller's dramatic play "A View From the Bridge", starring Anthony LaPaglia, Allison Janney, and Brittany Murphy. opens at the Criterion Theater, NYC; runs for 239 performance, wins 2 Tony and 4 Drama Desk Awards

  • 1998-01-03 "Side Show," closes at Richard Rodgers NYC after 91 performances
  • 1998-01-04 Anton Chekov's dramatic play "Ivanov", translated and adapted by David Hare, closes at Vivian Beaumont Theater, NYC, after 51 performances
  • 1998-01-04 Jeffrey Stock and Susan Birkenhead's musical "Triumph of Love" closes at Royale Theater, NYC, after 85 performances

Musical Finale

1998-01-04 Second successful revival of by Stephen Sondheim's musical "A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum", starring Nathan Lane, closes at St James, NYC, after 715 performances and 1 Tony Award

  • 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 Stephen Flaherty, Lynn Ahrens, and Terrence McNally's musical "Ragtime" opens at Ford Theater, NYC; runs for 834 performances
  • 1998-01-25 "Patti LaBelle On Broadway" closes at St James Theater NYC
  • 1998-01-25 Musical "Grease" closes at Eugene O'Neill Theater NYC after 1,503 performance
  • 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

Music History

1998-03-01 Yasmina Reza's French stage comedy "Art", starring Alan Alda, Victor Garber, and Alfred Molina opens at Royale Theater, NYC; runs for 600 performances

  • 1998-03-12 "The Sound of Music" opens at Martin Beck Theater NYC

Music History

1998-03-15 Revival of John Kander and Fred Ebb's "Cabaret", starring Alan Cumming and Natasha Richardson, opens at Club Expo Theater, NYC; runs for 2,377 performances and wins 4 Tony Awards

  • 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

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