Musicals in History (Part 4)

Events in Music

Events 301 - 400 of 2,099

  • 1950-04-27 "Tickets, Please" opens at Coronet Theater NYC for 245 performances
  • 1950-05-01 Pulitzer prize awarded to Rodgers & Hammerstein for musical "South Pacific"
  • 1950-05-06 "Great to Be Alive" closes at Winter Garden Theater NYC after 52 performances
  • 1950-05-18 "Liar" opens at Broadhurst Theater NYC for 12 performances
  • 1950-05-27 "Arms & the Girl" closes at 46th St Theater NYC after 134 performances
  • 1950-06-27 "Liar" closes at Broadhurst Theater NYC after 12 performances
  • 1950-06-28 "Michael Todd's Peep Show" opens at Winter Garden NYC for 278 performances

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1950-07-01 "Lost in the Stars" by Maxwell Anderson and Kurt Weill, based on the novel "Cry the Beloved Country" by Alan Paton closes at Music Box Theater NYC after 281 performances

Author and Apartheid Activist Alan Paton
Author and Apartheid Activist
Alan Paton
Playwright and Dramatist Maxwell Anderson
Playwright and Dramatist
Maxwell Anderson
  • 1950-09-09 "Texas, Li'l Darlin'" closes at Mark Hellinger NYC after 293 performances
  • 1950-09-09 "Where's Chartev?" closes at St James Theater NYC after 792 performances
  • 1950-10-05 "Pardon Our French" opens at Broadway Theater NYC for 100 performances
  • 1950-10-12 "Call Me Madam" opens at Imperial Theater NYC for 644 performances
  • 1950-11-02 "Barrier" opens at Broadhurst Theater NYC for 4 performances
  • 1950-11-04 "Barrier" closes at Broadhurst Theater NYC after 4 performances
  • 1950-11-04 "Consul" closes at Barrymore Theater NYC after 269 performances
  • 1950-11-24 "Guys & Dolls" opens at 46th St Theater NYC for 1200 performances

  • 1950-11-25 "Tickets, Please" closes at Coronet Theater NYC after 245 performances
  • 1950-12-13 "Let's Make an Opera" opens at John Golden Theater NYC for 5 performances
  • 1950-12-14 Musical "Bless You All" opens at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC for 84 performances
  • 1950-12-16 "Let's Make an Opera" closes at John Golden Theater NYC after 5 performances

Music releaseMusic Premiere

1950-12-21 Cole Porter's musical "Out of this World" premieres at New Century Theater NYC; runs for 157 performances

Composer and Lyricist Cole Porter
Composer and Lyricist
Cole Porter
  • 1951-01-06 "Pardon Our French" closes at Broadway Theater NYC after 100 performances

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1951-01-27 Leonard Bernstein's musical "Peter Pan", starring Jean Arthur and Boris Karloff, closes at Imperial Theater NYC after 320 performances

  • 1951-01-29 "Where's Charley?" opens at Broadway Theater NYC for 56 performances
  • 1951-02-24 "Bless You All" closes at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC after 84 performances
  • 1951-02-25 "Michael Todd's Peep Show" closes at Winter Garden NYC after 278 performances
  • 1951-03-10 "Where's Charley?" closes at Broadway Theater NYC after 56 performances
  • 1951-03-25 5th Tony Awards: "Guys & Dolls" (musical) and "The Rose Tattoo" (play) win

Music releaseTheater Premiere

1951-03-29 Rodgers and Hammerstein's musical "The King and I", based on the novel "Anna and the King of Siam", opens at St James Theater, New York City for 1246 performances; Star Yul Brynner would lead the cast of the 1956 film version, and play the role over 4,200 times

  • 1951-04-18 "Make a Wish" opens at Winter Garden Theater NYC for 102 performances
  • 1951-04-19 "A Tree Grows in Brooklyn" opens at Alvin Theater NYC for 267 performances
  • 1951-05-05 "Out of This World" closes at New Century Theater NYC after 157 performances
  • 1951-05-14 Sammy Fain and Yip Harburg's musical "Flahooley" opens at Broadhurst Theater NYC for 40 performances
  • 1951-06-14 "Courtin' Time" opens at National Theater NYC for 37 performances
  • 1951-06-17 "Flahooley" closes at Broadhurst Theater NYC after 40 performances
  • 1951-06-21 "17" opens at Broadhurst Theater NYC for 180 performances

  • 1951-07-14 "Courtin' Time" closes at National Theater NYC after 37 performances
  • 1951-07-14 "Make a Wish" closes at Winter Garden Theater NYC after 102 performances
  • 1951-07-19 "2 in the Aisle" opens at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC for 276 performances
  • 1951-07-28 "Kiss Me, Kate" closes at New Century Theater NYC after 1077 performances

Film release premierFilm Release

1951-07-28 Walt Disney's animated musical film "Alice In Wonderland" released

Animator Walt Disney
Animator
Walt Disney
  • 1951-09-15 "Gentlemen Prefer Blondes" closes at Ziegfeld NYC after 740 performances
  • 1951-09-17 "Borscht Capades" opens at Royale Theater NYC for 90 performances
  • 1951-10-08 "Music in the Air" opens at Ziegfeld Theater NYC for 56 performances

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1951-11-01 Johnny Mercer's "Top Banana" opens at Winter Garden Theater NYC for 356 performances

Songwriter Johnny Mercer
Songwriter
Johnny Mercer
  • 1951-11-12 "Paint Your Wagon" opens at Shubert Theater NYC for 289 performances
  • 1951-11-24 "17" closes at Broadhurst Theater NYC after 180 performances
  • 1951-11-24 "Music in the Air" closes at Ziegfeld Theater NYC after 56 performances
  • 1951-12-02 "Borscht Capades" closes at Royale Theater NYC after 90 performances
  • 1951-12-08 "Tree Grows in Brooklyn" closes at Alvin Theater NYC after 267 performances
  • 1952-01-02 "Pal Joey" opens at Broadhurst Theater NYC for 542 performances
  • 1952-03-15 "2 in the Aisle" closes at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC after 276 performances
  • 1952-03-21 "3 Wishes for Jamie" opens at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC for 94 performances

Film release premierFilm Premier

1952-03-27 "Singin' in the Rain", musical comedy directed by Gene Kelly and Stanley Donen, starring Gene Kelly and Debbie Reynolds, premieres at Radio City Music Hall in NYC

Actor and Dancer Gene Kelly
Actor and Dancer
Gene Kelly
  • 1952-04-16 "4 Saints in 3 Acts" opens at Broadway Theater NYC for 15 performances
  • 1952-04-27 "4 Saints in 3 Acts" closes at Broadway Theater NYC after 15 performances

  • 1952-05-03 "Call Me Madam" closes at Imperial Theater NYC after 644 performances
  • 1952-05-08 "Of Thee I Sing" opens at Ziegfeld Theater NYC for 72 performances
  • 1952-05-08 "Shuffle Along" opens at Broadway Theater NYC for 4 performances
  • 1952-05-10 "Shuffle Along" closes at Broadway Theater NYC after 4 performances
  • 1952-05-16 "New Faces of 1952" opens at Royale Theater, NYC; runs for 365 performances
  • 1952-06-07 "3 Wishes after Jamie" closes at Mark Hellinger NYC after 94 performances
  • 1952-07-19 "Paint Your Wagon" closes at Shubert Theater NYC after 289 performances
  • 1952-10-04 "Top Banana" closes at Winter Garden Theater NYC after 356 performances
  • 1952-10-14 "Buttrio Square" opens at New Century Theater NYC for 7 performances
  • 1952-10-18 "Buttrio Square" closes at New Century Theater NYC after 7 performances
  • 1952-10-27 "My Darlin' Aida" opens at Winter Garden Theater NYC for 89 performances
  • 1952-11-14 First regular UK singles chart published by the New Musical Express
  • 1952-12-15 "Two's Company" opens at Alvin Theater NYC for 90 performances
  • 1953-02-25 "Wonderful Town" opens at Winter Garden Theater NYC for 559 performances
  • 1953-03-08 "Two's Company" closes at Alvin Theater NYC after 90 performances
  • 1953-03-28 "New Faces (of 1952)" closes at Royale Theater NYC after 365 performances
  • 1953-03-28 7th Tony Awards: "The Crucible" (Outstanding Play) & "Wonderful Town" (Outstanding Musical) win
  • 1953-04-18 "Pal Joey" closes at Broadhurst Theater NYC after 542 performances
  • 1953-05-07 Cole Porter's musical "Can-Can" opens at the Shubert Theatre, NYC; runs for 892 performances
  • 1953-09-08 "Carnival in Flanders" opens at New Century Theater NY for 6 performances

  • 1953-09-12 "Carnival in Flanders" closes at New Century Theater NYC after 6 performances
  • 1953-09-19 "Hazel Flagg" closes at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC after 190 performances
  • 1953-09-24 "Take a Giant Step" opens on Broadway

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1953-10-02 "Comedy in Music (Victor Borge)" opens at John Golden NYC for 849 performances

Comedian and Pianist Victor Borge
Comedian and Pianist
Victor Borge
  • 1953-11-25 "Guys & Dolls" closes at 46th St Theater NYC after 1,200 performances
  • 1953-11-28 "Wish You Were Here" closes at Imperial Theater NYC after 597 performances
  • 1953-12-03 Robert Wright and George Forrest's musical "Kismet" opens at Ziegfeld Theater NYC for 583 performances
  • 1953-12-10 "John Murray Anderson's Almanac" opens at Imperial NYC for 229 performances
  • 1954-01-14 Sandy Wilson's musical "The Boy Friend" opens at Wyndham's Theatre, in London's West End
  • 1954-01-16 "South Pacific" closes at Majestic Theater NYC after 1928 performances
  • 1954-03-05 "Girl in Pink Tights" opens at Mark Hellinger NYC for 115 performances
  • 1954-03-20 "King & I" closes at St James Theater NYC after 1246 performances
  • 1954-03-28 8th Tony Awards: Teahouse of the August Moon (Best Play) & Kismet (Best Musical) win
  • 1954-04-03 "Me & Juliet" closes at Majestic Theater NYC after 358 performances
  • 1954-04-08 "By the Beautiful Sea" opens at Majestic Theater NYC for 270 performances
  • 1954-04-20 "Golden Apple" opens at Alvin Theater NYC for 125 performances
  • 1954-05-13 "Pajama Game" opens at St James Theater NYC for 1063 performances
  • 1954-06-12 "Girl in Pink Tights" closes at Mark Hellinger NYC after 115 performances
  • 1954-06-24 "John Murray Anderson's Almanac" closes at Imperial NYC after 229 performances
  • 1954-07-03 "Wonderful Town" closes at Winter Garden Theater NYC after 559 performances
  • 1954-08-07 "Golden Apple" closes at Alvin Theater NYC after 125 performances
  • 1954-09-30 "Boy Friend" opens at Royale Theater NYC for 483 performances

Music releaseMusic Premiere

1954-09-30 Sandy Wilson's musical "The Boy Friend", cast includes Julie Andrews, making her Broadway debut, opens at the Royale Theatre, NYC; runs for 485 performances

Actress and Singer Julie Andrews
Actress and Singer
Julie Andrews
  • 1954-10-11 "On Your Toes" opens at 46th St Theater NYC for 64 performances

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