Musicals in History (Part 3)

Events in Music

Events 201 - 300 of 2,152

  • 1946-12-14 "Three to Make Ready" closes at Adelphi Theater NYC after 323 performances

Music Premiere

1946-12-19 Noël Coward's musical "Pacific 1860" premieres in London

  • 1946-12-21 "If the Shoe Fits" closes at Century Theater NYC after 20 performances
  • 1946-12-22 "Bal Negre" closes at Belasco Theater NYC after 54 performances
  • 1946-12-26 "Beggar's Holiday" opens at Broadway Theater NYC for 111 performances
  • 1946-12-26 "Toplitzky of Notre Dame" opens at Century Theater NYC for 60 performances
  • 1947-01-04 "Park Avenue" closes at Shubert Theater NYC after 72 performances
  • 1947-01-04 "Show Boat" closes at Ziegfeld Theater NYC after 417 performances
  • 1947-01-04 Revival of Victor Herbert's operetta "The Red Mill" closes at 46th Street Theater, NYC, after 531 performances
  • 1947-01-09 "Street Scene" opens at Adelphi Theater NYC for 148 performances
  • 1947-01-10 "Finian's Rainbow" opens at 46th St Theater NYC for 725 performances
  • 1947-01-21 "Sweethearts" opens at Shubert Theater NYC for 288 performances
  • 1947-02-15 "Toplitzky of Notre Dame" closes at Century Theater NYC after 60 performances
  • 1947-03-12 "Chocolate Soldier" opens at Century Theater NYC for 69 performances
  • 1947-03-13 "Brigadoon" opens at Ziegfeld Theater NYC for 581 performances
  • 1947-03-29 "Beggar's Holiday" closes at Broadway Theater NYC after 111 performances
  • 1947-04-03 Sidney Lippman and Sylvia Dee's musical farce "Barefoot Boy with Cheek" opens at Martin Beck Theatre, NYC; runs for 108 performances
  • 1947-04-26 "Bless the Bride" musical opens in London
  • 1947-05-10 "Chocolate Soldier" closes at Century Theater NYC after 69 performances
  • 1947-05-17 "Street Scene" closes at Adelphi Theater NYC after 148 performances
  • 1947-06-02 Monte Carlo and Alma Sanders' musical "Louisiana Lady" opens at Century Theater, NYC; runs for 4 performances
  • 1947-06-04 Monte Carlo and Alma Sanders' musical "Louisiana Lady" closes at Century Theater, NYC, after 4 performances
  • 1947-07-05 "Barefoot Boy with Cheek" closes at Martin Beck NYC after 108 performances
  • 1947-08-01 "Medium & The Telephone" opens at Barrymore Theater NYC for 211 performances

Cannes Film Festival

1947-09-25 2nd Cannes Film Festival ends with six different awards presented including Best Musical for Vincente Minnelli's" Ziegfeld Follies" and Walt Disney's "Dumbo" Best Animation

  • 1947-09-27 Revival of Victor Herbert's 1913 operetta "Sweethearts" closes at Shubert Theater, NYC. after 288 performances
  • 1947-10-02 "Music in My Heart" opens at Adelphi Theater NYC for 124 performances
  • 1947-10-03 Manning Sherwin and Harold Purcell's musical "Under the Counter" opens at Shubert Theater, NYC; runs for 27 performances
  • 1947-10-09 Julie Styne and Sammy Cahn's musical "High Button Shoes" premieres at the New Century Theatre, NYC (later transferred to the Shubert, then to The Broadway Theatre, NYC; runs for 727 performances
  • 1947-10-10 Rodgers & Hammerstein's musical "Allegro" premieres at Majestic Theater, NYC; runs for 318 performances
  • 1947-10-25 Manning Sherwin and Harold Purcell's musical "Under the Counter" closes at Shubert Theater, NYC, after 27 performances
  • 1947-11-01 Gian Carlo Menotti's musical drama/comedy double bill "The Medium" and " The Telephone" closes at The Ethel Barrymore Theatre, NYC after 211 performances

Theater Premiere

1947-12-03 Tennessee Williams' stage drama "A Streetcar Named Desire", starring Jessica Tandy, Marlon Brando, and Kin Hunter, and directed by Elia Kazan opens the Ethel Barrymore Theatre, NYC; runs for 855 performances, wins a Tony Award and a Pulitzer Prize

  • 1947-12-08 "Caribbean Carnival" opens at International Theater NYC for 11 performances
  • 1947-12-11 Bob Hilliard and Sigman's musical "Angel in the Wings" opens at Coronet Theater NYC for 308 performances
  • 1947-12-13 "Caribbean Carnival" closes at International Theatre, NYC, after 11 performances
  • 1947-12-26 "Cradle Will Ruck" opens at Mansfield Theater NYC for 34 performances
  • 1948-01-10 "Call Me Mister" closes at National Theater NYC after 734 performances
  • 1948-01-24 "Music in My Heart" closes at Adelphi Theater NYC after 124 performances
  • 1948-01-29 "Look Ma, I'm Dancin'" opens at Adelphi Theater NYC for 188 performances
  • 1948-02-07 "Cradle Will Rock" closes at Mansfield Theater NYC after 34 performances
  • 1948-03-20 1st live televised symphony performances: Eugene Ormandy leads Philadelphia Orchestra on CBS, followed 90 minutes later by Arturo Toscanini leading the NBC Orchestra on NBC
  • 1948-04-30 "Inside USA" opens at Century Theater NYC for 339 performances

Music Premiere

1948-05-06 Revival of Jerome Kerns and Clifford Grey's rags-to-riches musical "Sally" opens at Martin Beck Theater, NYC; runs for 36 performances

  • 1948-05-18 "Ballet Ballads" opens at Music Box Theater NYC for 62 performances

Music Premiere

1948-06-03 Musical "Sleepy Hollow", based on Washington Irving's novel, opens at St James Theater, NYC; runs for 12 performances

  • 1948-06-08 Revival of Jerome Kerns' musical "Sally" closes at Martin Beck Theater, NYC, after 36 performances
  • 1948-06-12 "Hold It!" closes at National Theater NYC after 46 performances
  • 1948-06-12 George Lessner, Russell Maloney and Miriam Battista's musical adaptation of Washington Irving's "Sleepy Hollow" closes at St James Theater, NYC, after 12 performances

Goodbye Scratchy 78s, Hello Vinyl

1948-06-21 Columbia Records unveil the 33-1/3 rpm LP phonograph record invented by Peter Carl Goldmark, allowing up to 20 minutes per side (available in 10 and 12 inch diameters), at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel, NYC; over the next decade the popularity and profitability of the LP pushed the 78 rpm out of production [1]

  • 1948-07-10 "Allegro" closes at Majestic Theater NYC after 318 performances
  • 1948-07-10 "Ballet Ballads" closes at Music Box Theater NYC after 62 performances
  • 1948-07-10 "Look Ma, I'm Dancin'" closes at Adelphi Theater NYC after 188 performances
  • 1948-07-18 Emmerich Kálmán's operetta "Marinka" opens at Winter Garden Theater, NYC; runs for 168 performances
  • 1948-07-31 "Brigadoon" closes at Ziegfeld Theater NYC after 581 performances
  • 1948-08-08 "Hold It!" opens at National Theater NYC for 46 performances
  • 1948-09-04 "Angel in the Wings" closes at Coronet Theater NYC after 308 performances
  • 1948-09-06 "Mr Strauss Goes to Boston" opens at Century Theater NYC for 12 performances
  • 1948-09-09 "Hilarities (of 1949)" opens at Adelphi Theater NYC for 14 performances
  • 1948-09-15 Musical revue "Small Wonder", starring Tom Ewell, opens at Coronet Theater, NYC; runs for 134 performances
  • 1948-09-16 "Heaven on Earth" opens at Century Theater NYC for 12 performances
  • 1948-09-16 "Mr Strauss Goes to Boston" closes at Century NYC after 12 performances
  • 1948-09-18 "Hilarities (of 1949)" closes at Adelphi Theater NYC after 14 performances
  • 1948-09-20 Heitor Villa-Lobos' folk operetta "Magdalena" opens at Ziegfeld Theater, NYC; runs for 88 performances
  • 1948-09-25 "Heaven on Earth" closes at Century Theater NYC after 12 performances
  • 1948-10-02 "Finian's Rainbow" closes at 46th St Theater NYC after 725 performances

Music Premiere

1948-10-06 "Polonaise" musical featuring works of Frédéric Chopin, opens at Alvin Theater, NYC; runs for 113 performances

  • 1948-10-11 "Love Life" opens at 46th St Theater, NYC; runs for 252 performances
  • 1948-10-11 Frank Loesser's musical "Where's Charley?", starring Ray Bolger, and directed by George Abbott, opens at St James Theater, NYC; runs for 792 performances and wins a Tony Award
  • 1948-10-16 Revival of Victor Herbert and Henry Blossom's operetta "The Red Mill" opens at Ziegfeld Theater, NYC; rums for 831 performances
  • 1948-10-19 "My Romance" opens at Shubert Theater NYC for 95 performances
  • 1948-11-13 "As the Girls Go" opens at Winter Garden Theater NYC for 420 performances
  • 1948-12-04 Heitor Villa-Lobos' folk operetta "Magdalena" closes at Ziegfeld Theater, NYC, after 88 performances
  • 1948-12-08 "Marinka" closes at Winter Garden Theater NYC after 168 performances
  • 1948-12-16 "Lend an Ear" opens at National Theater NYC for 460 performances
  • 1948-12-29 "Rape of Lucretia" opens at Ziegfeld Theater NYC for 23 performances
  • 1948-12-30 "Kiss Me, Kate" opens at New Century Theater NYC for 1077 performances

Music Premiere

1948-12-30 Cole Porter's musical "Kiss Me Kate" opens at the New Century Theatre, NYC, later transferred to Sam S. Shubert Theatre; runs for 1077 performances

  • 1949-01-08 "Make Mine Manhattan" closes at Broadhurst Theater NYC after 429 performances
  • 1949-01-08 "My Romance" closes at Shubert Theater NYC after 95 performances
  • 1949-01-08 "Small Wonder" closes at Coronet Theater NYC after 134 performances
  • 1949-01-13 "Along 5th Avenue" opens at Broadhurst Theater NYC for 180 performances

Musical Finale

1949-01-16 Benjamin Britten's chamber opera "The Rape of Lucretia" closes at Ziegfeld Theater, NYC, after 23 performances

  • 1949-01-22 "All for Love" opens at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC for 121 performances

Theater Premiere

1949-02-10 Arthur Miller's dramatic play "Death of a Salesman" opens at Morosco Theater, NYC

  • 1949-02-12 "Annie Get Your Gun" closes at Imperial Theater NYC after 1147 performances
  • 1949-02-19 "Inside USA" closes at Century Theater, NYC, after 339 performances
  • 1949-04-07 "South Pacific" opens at Majestic Theater NYC for 1928 performances
  • 1949-05-14 "Love Life" closes at 46th St Theater NYC after 252 performances
  • 1949-06-18 "Along Fifth Avenue" closes at Broadhurst Theater NYC after 180 performances
  • 1949-07-02 "High Button Shoes" closes at Century Theater NYC after 727 performances
  • 1949-07-07 "Cabatgata (A Night in Spain)" opens at Broadway NYC for 76 performances
  • 1949-07-15 "Miss Liberty" opens at Imperial Theater NYC for 308 performances
  • 1949-08-07 "All After Love" closes at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC after 121 performances
  • 1949-09-10 "Cabatgata (A Night in Spain)" closes at Broadway NYC after 76 performances
  • 1949-10-13 "Touch & Go" opens at Broadhurst Theater NYC for 176 performances

Music History

1949-10-30 "Lost in the Stars" by Maxwell Anderson and Kurt Weill, based on the novel "Cry the Beloved Country" by Alan Paton opens at Music Box Theater NYC for 281 performances

  • 1949-10-31 Marc Blitzstein's musical drama "Regina", based on Lilian Hellman's play "The Little Foxes" opens at 46th St Theater, NYC; runs for 56 performances, winning 2 Tony Awards
  • 1949-11-28 "Texas, Li'l Darlin'" opens at Mark Hellinger NYC for 293 performances

Film Premiere

1949-12-08 "On the Town", the film adaptation of the Broadway musical, starring Gene Kelly, Frank Sinatra, Ann Miller and Vera-Ellen, premieres


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