Musicals in History (Part 5)

Events in Music

Events 401 - 500 of 2,099


Music releaseMusic Premiere

1954-10-20 Leigh, Charlap, Styne, Comden and Green's musical "Peter Pan", starring Mary Martin and Cyril Ritchard, opens at Winter Garden Theater NYC; runs for 152 performances

Actress Mary Martin
Actress
Mary Martin
  • 1954-11-04 "Fanny" opens at Majestic Theater NYC for 888 performances
  • 1954-11-27 "By the Beautiful Sea" closes at Majestic Theater NYC after 270 performances
  • 1954-12-02 "Hit the Trail" opens at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC for 4 performances
  • 1954-12-04 "Hit the Trail" closes at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC after 4 performances
  • 1954-12-04 "On Your Toes" closes at 46th St Theater NYC after 64 performances
  • 1954-12-27 Gian Carlo Menotti's opera "Saint of Bleecker Street" opens at Broadway Theater in NYC for 92 performances

Music releaseMusic Premiere

1954-12-30 Harold Arlen and Truman Capote's musical "House of Flowers" premieres at Alvin Theater, NYC; runs for 165 performances

  • 1955-01-27 "Plain & Fancy" opens at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC for 476 performances
  • 1955-02-24 "Silk Stockings" opens at Imperial Theater NYC for 461 performances
  • 1955-02-24 Cole Porter's musical "Silk Stockings" opens at the Imperial Theatre, NYC; runs for 478 performances
  • 1955-02-26 Leigh, Charlap, Styne, Comden and Green's musical "Peter Pan", starring Mary Martin and Cyril Ritchard, closes at Winter Garden Theater NYC after 152 performances
  • 1955-03-07 Musical "Peter Pan", starring Mary Martin broadcast live on NBC as part of "Producers' Showcase" series; attracts a then record 65 million viewers

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1955-03-24 Tennessee Williams' "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof" opens for 694 performances

Playwright Tennessee Williams
Playwright
Tennessee Williams
  • 1955-04-06 "3 for Tonight" opens at Plymouth Theater NYC for 85 performances
  • 1955-04-18 "Ankles Aweigh" opens at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC for 176 performances

  • 1955-04-20 "Saint of Bleecker St" closes at Broadway Theater NYC after 92 performances
  • 1955-04-23 Robert Wright and George Forrest's musical "Kismet" closes at Ziegfeld Theater NYC after 583 performances
  • 1955-05-05 "Damn Yankees" opens at 46th St Theater NYC for 1022 performances
  • 1955-05-21 Harold Arlen and Truman Capote' musical "House of Flowers" closes at Alvin Theater, NYC, after 165 performances
  • 1955-05-26 "7th Heaven" opens at ANTA Theater NYC for 44 performances
  • 1955-06-18 "3 for Tonight" closes at Plymouth Theater NYC after 85 performances
  • 1955-06-20 "Almost Crazy" opens at Longacre Theater NYC for 16 performances
  • 1955-06-25 "Can Can" closes at Shubert Theater NYC after 892 performances
  • 1955-07-02 "7th Heaven" closes at ANTA Theater NYC after 44 performances
  • 1955-07-02 "Almost Crazy" closes at Longacre Theater NYC after 16 performances
  • 1955-07-16 "Golden Horseshoe Revue" 1st of 50,000+ performances, Disneyland
  • 1955-09-06 "Catch a Star" opens at Plymouth Theater NYC for 23 performances
  • 1955-09-17 "Ankles Aweigh" closes at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC after 176 performances
  • 1955-09-24 "Catch a Star" closes at Plymouth Theater NYC after 23 performances
  • 1955-10-20 "No Time for Sergeants" opens on Broadway, starring Andy Griffith
  • 1955-11-10 "Vamp" opens at Winter Garden Theater NYC for 60 performances
  • 1955-11-26 "Boy Friend" closes at Royale Theater NYC after 483 performances
  • 1955-11-30 "Pipe Dream" opens at Shubert Theater NYC for 245 performances
  • 1955-12-31 "Vamp" closes at Winter Garden Theater NYC after 60 performances
  • 1956-01-09 Musical "Peter Pan", starring Mary Martin broadcast live, for a 2nd time, on NBC as part of "Producers' Showcase" series

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1956-01-21 "Comedy in Music (Victor Borge)" closes at Golden NYC after 849 performances

Comedian and Pianist Victor Borge
Comedian and Pianist
Victor Borge
  • 1956-03-15 "My Fair Lady" opens at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC for 2,715 performances

Music releaseMusic Premiere

1956-03-22 Musical "Mr Wonderful" with Sammy Davis, Jr. and father Sammy Davis, Sr. opens at Broadway Theater NYC for 383 performances

Singer, Actor and TV Host Sammy Davis Jr.
Singer, Actor and TV Host
Sammy Davis Jr.
  • 1956-04-14 "Silk Stockings" closes at Imperial Theater NYC after 461 performances
  • 1956-04-14 "Plain & Fancy" closes at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC after 476 performances

Music releaseMusic Premiere

1956-04-25 Noël Coward's musical "South Sea Bubble" premieres in London

Playwright, Director and Singer Noël Coward
Playwright, Director and Singer
Noël Coward
  • 1956-05-03 Frank Loesser's musical "Most Happy Fella" opens at Imperial Theater NYC for 678 performances
  • 1956-06-13 "Shangri-La" opens at Winter Garden Theater NYC for 21 performances
  • 1956-06-14 "New Faces of 1956" opens at Barrymore Theater NYC for 221 performances
  • 1956-06-30 "Pipe Dream" closes at Shubert Theater NYC after 245 performances
  • 1956-06-30 "Shangri-La" closes at Winter Garden Theater NYC after 21 performances
  • 1956-07-17 MGM releases film "High Society", a musical re-working of "The Philadelphia Story" set in Newport, Rhode Island; starring Bing Crosby, Grace Kelly, and Frank Sinatra, with songs by Cole Porter

Music releaseMusic Premiere

1956-11-10 Gene de Paul and Johnny Mercer's musical "Li'l Abner" premieres in NYC

Songwriter Johnny Mercer
Songwriter
Johnny Mercer
  • 1956-11-15 "Li'l Abner" opens at St James Theater NYC for 693 performances
  • 1956-11-16 Guido Cantelli, Italian conductor, named Musical Director of La Scala, Milan
  • 1956-11-24 "Pajama Game" closes at St James Theater NYC after 1063 performances
  • 1956-11-29 "Bells Are Ringing" opens at Shubert Theater NYC for 925 performances
  • 1956-12-01 "Candide" opens at Martin Beck Theater NYC for 73 performances
  • 1956-12-06 "Happy Hunting" opens at Majestic Theater NYC for 413 performances
  • 1956-12-16 "Fanny" closes at Majestic Theater NYC after 888 performances

  • 1956-12-22 "New Faces of 1956" closes at Barrymore Theater NYC after 221 performances
  • 1957-02-02 "Candide" closes at Martin Beck Theater NYC after 73 performances
  • 1957-02-23 "Mr Wonderful" closes at Broadway Theater NYC after 383 performances
  • 1957-03-01 "Ziegfeld Follies of 1957" opens at Winter Garden NYC for 123 performances
  • 1957-04-13 Musical "Shinbone Alley", starring Eartha Kitt, opens at Broadway Theater NYC; runs for 49 performances
  • 1957-05-14 Bob Merrill's musical "New Girl in Town" opens at 46th St Theater, NYC; runs for 432 performances
  • 1957-05-25 "Shinbone Alley" closes at Broadway Theater NYC after 49 performances
  • 1957-06-15 "Ziegfeld Follies of 1957" closes at Winter Garden NYC after 123 performances
  • 1957-07-27 St James' Theatre in London closes
  • 1957-08-20 "Simply Heavenly" opens at Playhouse Theater NYC for 62 performances
  • 1957-09-10 "Mask & Gown" opens at John Golden Theater NYC for 39 performances
  • 1957-09-26 Bernstein and Stephen Sondheim's musical "West Side Story" premieres at the Winter Garden Theater in NYC
  • 1957-10-12 "Mask & Gown" closes at John Golden Theater NYC after 39 performances
  • 1957-10-12 "Simply Heavenly" closes at Playhouse Theater NYC after 62 performances
  • 1957-10-17 "Copper & Brass" opens at Martin Beck Theater NYC for 36 performances
  • 1957-10-19 "Damn Yankees" closes at 46th St Theater NYC after 1,022 performances
  • 1957-10-31 "Jamaica" opens at Imperial Theater NYC for 558 performances
  • 1957-11-06 "Rumple" opens at Alvin Theater NYC for 45 performances
  • 1957-11-16 "Copper & Brass" closes at Martin Beck Theater NYC after 36 performances
  • 1957-11-30 "Happy Hunting" closes at Majestic Theater NYC after 413 performances

  • 1957-12-14 "Most Happy Fella" closes at Imperial Theater NYC after 678 performances
  • 1957-12-14 "Rumple" musical closes at Alvin Theater NYC after 45 performances
  • 1957-12-19 "Music Man" opens at Majestic Theater NYC for 1375 performances
  • 1958-01-23 "Body Beautiful" opens at Broadway Theater NYC for 60 performances
  • 1958-02-04 "Oh, Captain!" opens at Alvin Theater NYC for 192 performances
  • 1958-02-21 "Portotino" opens at Adelphi Theater NYC for 3 performances
  • 1958-02-22 "Portotino" closes at Adelphi Theater NYC after 3 performances
  • 1958-03-15 "Body Beautiful" musical closes at Broadway Theater NYC after 60 performances
  • 1958-04-03 "Say, Darling" opens at ANTA Theater NYC for 332 performances
  • 1958-05-24 "New Girl in Town" closes at 46th St Theater NYC after 432 performances

Film release premierFilm Premier

1958-07-02 Musical drama Film "King Creole" starring Elvis Presley based on a novel by Harold Robbins premieres

Singer & Cultural Icon Elvis Presley
Singer & Cultural Icon
Elvis Presley
Writer Harold Robbins
Writer
Harold Robbins
  • 1958-07-12 "Li'l Abner" closes at St James Theater NYC after 693 performances

Music releaseMusic Premiere

1958-07-17 Peter Shaffer's musical "Five Finger Exercise" premieres in London

Playwright Peter Shaffer
Playwright
Peter Shaffer
  • 1958-07-19 "Oh, Captain!" closes at Alvin Theater NYC after 192 performances
  • 1958-10-02 Musical show "Valmouth" 1st produced in London
  • 1958-10-11 "Goldilocks" opens at Lunt Fontanne Theater NYC for 161 performances
  • 1958-11-05 "Maria Golovin" opens at Martin Beck Theater NYC for 5 performances
  • 1958-11-08 "Maria Golovin" closes at Martin Beck Theater NYC after 5 performances
  • 1958-11-11 "La Plume de Ma Tante" opens at Royale Theater NYC for 835 performances
  • 1958-12-01 "Flower Drum Song" opens at St James Theater NYC for 602 performances
  • 1958-12-22 "Whoop-Up" opens at Shubert Theater NYC for 56 performances
  • 1958-12-23 Musical Revue "Party with Comden & Green" opens at John Golden NYC for 38 performances
  • 1959-01-17 "Say, Darling" closes at ANTA Theater NYC after 332 performances
  • 1959-01-24 "Party with Comden & Green" closes at John Golden NYC after 38 performances

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