Musicals in History (Part 6)

Events in Music

Events 501 - 600 of 2,065

  • 1959-08-04 "Billy Barnes Revue" opens at John Golden Theater NYC for 87 performances

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1959-09-11 "Duke" Ellington wins Springarn Medal for his musical achievements

Jazz Musician and Composer Duke Ellington
Jazz Musician and Composer
Duke Ellington
  • 1959-10-07 "Happy Town" opens at 84th St Theater NYC for 5 performances
  • 1959-10-08 "At the Drop of a Hat" opens at John Golden Theater NYC for 216 performances
  • 1959-10-10 "Happy Town" closes at 84th St Theater NYC after 5 performances
  • 1959-10-17 "Billy Barnes Revue" closes at John Golden Theater NYC after 87 performances
  • 1959-10-22 Bob Merrill's musical "Take Me Along" opens at Shubert Theater NYC for 448 performances
  • 1959-11-02 "Girls against the Boys" opens at Alvin Theater NYC for 16 performances
  • 1959-11-14 "Girls against the Boys" closes at Alvin Theater NYC after 16 performances
  • 1959-11-16 "Sound of Music" musical by Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II first opens at Lunt Fontanne Theater, NYC, for 1443 performances
  • 1959-11-23 "Fiorello!" opens at Broadhurst Theater NYC for 796 performances
  • 1959-11-25 "Once Upon a Mattress" opens at Alvin Theater NYC for 460 performances
  • 1959-12-07 "Saratoga" opens at Winter Garden Theater NYC for 80 performances
  • 1960-02-04 Lionel Bart's musical "Fings ain't wot they used t'be" premieres
  • 1960-02-10 "Unsinkable Molly Brown" closes at Winter Garden NYC after 532 performances
  • 1960-02-13 "Beg, Borrow or Steal" opens at Martin Beck Theater NYC for 5 performances

  • 1960-02-13 "Saratoga" closes at Winter Garden Theater NYC after 80 performances
  • 1960-03-08 "Greenwillow" opens at Alvin Theater NYC for 95 performances
  • 1960-03-19 "Redhead" closes at 46th St Theater NYC after 455 performances
  • 1960-04-14 "Bye Bye Birdie" opens at Martin Beck Theater NYC for 607 performances
  • 1960-04-20 "From A to Z" opens at Plymouth Theater NYC for 21 performances
  • 1960-04-28 "Christine" opens at 46th St Theater NYC for 12 performances
  • 1960-05-03 Musical "Fantasticks" by Harvey Schmidt and Tom Jones, premieres in NYC (world's longest running musical)
  • 1960-05-07 "Christine" closes at 46th St Theater NYC after 12 performances
  • 1960-05-07 "Flower Drum Song" closes at St James Theater NYC after 602 performances
  • 1960-05-07 "From A to Z" closes at Plymouth Theater NYC after 21 performances
  • 1960-05-14 "At the Drop of a Hat" closes at John Golden NYC after 216 performances
  • 1960-05-23 "Finian's Rainbow" opens at 46th St Theater NYC for 12 performances
  • 1960-05-28 "Greenwillow" closes at Alvin Theater NYC after 95 performances
  • 1960-06-01 "Finian's Rainbow" closes at 46th St Theater NYC after 12 performances
  • 1960-06-18 "Destry Rides Again" closes at Imperial Theater NYC after 472 performances
  • 1960-07-02 "Once Upon a Mattress" closes at Alvin Theater NYC after 460 performances
  • 1960-09-12 "Vintage '60" opens at Brooks Atkinson Theater NYC for 8 performances
  • 1960-09-17 "Vintage '60" closes at Brooks Atkinson Theater NYC after 8 performances
  • 1960-09-29 "lrma La Douce" opens at Plymouth Theater NYC for 527 performances
  • 1960-10-10 "Laughs & Other Events" opens at Barrymore Theater NYC for 8 performances

  • 1960-10-15 "Laughs & Other Events" closes at Barrymore Theater NYC after 8 performances
  • 1960-10-17 "Tenderloin" opens at 46th St Theater NYC for 216 performances
  • 1960-11-03 Tammy Grimes' "Unsinkable Molly Brown" opens at Winter Garden NYC for 532 performances
  • 1960-12-03 "Camelot" opens at Majestic Theater NYC for 873 performances

Music releaseMusic Premiere

1960-12-11 Cy Coleman and Carolyn Leigh's musical "Wildcat" with Lucille Ball premieres in New York City

Actress and Comedian Lucille Ball
Actress and Comedian
Lucille Ball
  • 1960-12-16 "Wildcat" opens at Alvin Theater NYC for 172 performances
  • 1960-12-17 "La Plume de Ma Tante" closes at Royale Theater NYC after 835 performances
  • 1960-12-17 "Take Me Along" closes at Shubert Theater NYC after 448 performances
  • 1960-12-26 Musical "Do re mi" with Phil Silvers premieres St James Theater in NYC
  • 1961-01-12 "Show Girl" opens at Eugene O'Neill Theater NYC for 100 performances
  • 1961-01-16 "Conquering Hero" opens at ANTA Theater NYC for 8 performances
  • 1961-01-21 "Conquering Hero" closes at ANTA Theater NYC after 8 performances
  • 1961-03-02 "13 Daughters" opens at 54th St Theater NYC for 28 performances
  • 1961-03-25 "13 Daughters" closes at 54th St Theater NYC after 28 performances
  • 1961-03-25 "Gypsy" closes at Broadway Theater NYC after 702 performances
  • 1961-04-03 "Happiest Girl in the World" opens at Martin Beck NYC for 97 performances
  • 1961-04-08 "Show Girl" closes at Eugene O'Neill Theater NYC after 100 performances
  • 1961-04-13 "Carnival!" opens at Imperial Theater NYC for 719 performances
  • 1961-04-15 "Music Man" closes at Majestic Theater NYC after 1375 performances
  • 1961-04-23 "Tenderloin" closes at 46th St Theater NYC after 216 performances
  • 1961-04-25 "Young Abe Lincoln" opens at Eugene O'Neill Theater NYC for 27 performances
  • 1961-05-07 "Young Abe Lincoln" closes at Eugene O'Neill NYC after 27 performances
  • 1961-05-18 "Donnybrook!" opens at 46th St Theater NYC for 68 performances
  • 1961-06-03 "Wildcat" closes at Alvin Theater NYC after 172 performances
  • 1961-06-13 "Billy Barnes People" opens at Royale Theater NYC for 8 performances
  • 1961-06-17 "Billy Barnes People" closes at Royale Theater NYC after 8 performances
  • 1961-06-24 "Happiest Girl in the World" closes at Martin Beck NYC after 97 performances
  • 1961-07-15 "Donnybrook!" closes at 46th St Theater NYC after 68 performances
  • 1961-07-23 Bricusse & Newley's musical "Stop the world I want to ..." premieres
  • 1961-09-26 "From the Second City" opens at Royale Theater NYC for 87 performances
  • 1961-09-28 "Purlie Victorious", a farce by Ossie Davis, opens on Broadway
  • 1961-10-01 The Beach Boys record their debut single "Surfin", introducing a new musical style
  • 1961-10-03 "Sail Away" opens at Broadhurst Theater NYC for 167 performances
  • 1961-10-07 "Bye Bye Birdie" closes at Martin Beck Theater NYC after 607 performances
  • 1961-10-10 "Milk & Honey" opens at Martin Beck Theater NYC for 543 performances
  • 1961-10-12 "Let It Ride" opens at Eugene O'Neill Theater NYC for 68 performances
  • 1961-10-14 "How to Succeed in Business" opens at 46th St NYC for 1415 performances

Film release premierFilm Release

1961-10-18 "West Side Story", directed by Robert Wise and Jerome Robbins, the film adaptation of the 1957 Broadway musical, starring Natalie Wood, is released (Academy Awards Best Picture 1962)

Singer, Dancer and Actress Rita Moreno
Singer, Dancer and Actress
Rita Moreno
  • 1961-10-23 "Kwamina" opens at 54th St Theater NYC for 32 performances
  • 1961-10-24 "Evening with Yves Montand" opens at John Golden Theatre, NYC for 55 performances
  • 1961-10-28 "Fiorello!" closes at Broadhurst Theater NYC starring Tom Bosley after 796 performances and a Pulitzer Prize
  • 1961-11-02 "Kean" opens at Broadway Theater NYC for 92 performances
  • 1961-11-18 "Gay Life" opens at Shubert Theater NYC for 113 performances
  • 1961-11-18 "Kwamina" closes at 54th St Theater NYC after 32 performances
  • 1961-12-09 "From the Second City" closes at Royale Theater NYC after 87 performances
  • 1961-12-09 "Let It Ride" closes at Eugene O'Neill Theater NYC after 68 performances
  • 1961-12-16 "Evening with Yves Montand" closes at John Golden Theatre, NYC after 55 performances
  • 1961-12-27 Styne, Comden and Green's musical "Subways are for Sleeping" premieres at St James Theater NYC for 205 performances
  • 1961-12-31 "lrma La Douce" closes at Plymouth Theater NYC after 527 performances
  • 1962-01-13 "Do Re Mi" closes at St James Theater NYC after 400 performances
  • 1962-01-20 "Kean" closes at Broadway Theater NYC after 92 performances
  • 1962-01-27 "Family Affair" opens at Billy Rose Theater NYC for 65 performances
  • 1962-02-01 "New Faces of '62" opens at Alvin Theater NYC for 28 performances
  • 1962-02-04 "Gay Life" closes at Shubert Theater NYC after 113 performances
  • 1962-02-24 "New Faces of '62" closes at Alvin Theater NYC after 28 performances
  • 1962-02-24 "Sail Away" closes at Broadhurst Theater NYC after 167 performances
  • 1962-03-15 Richard Rodger's musical "No Strings" opens at 84th St Theater NYC for 580 performances
  • 1962-03-19 "All American" opens at Winter Garden Theater NYC for 80 performances
  • 1962-03-22 "I Can Get It For You Wholesale" opens at Shubert NYC for 300 performances
  • 1962-03-25 "Family Affair" closes at Billy Rose Theater NYC after 65 performances
  • 1962-05-08 "Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum" opens at Alvin Theater NYC for 965 performances
  • 1962-05-19 "Bravo, Giovanni" opens at Broadhurst Theater NYC for 76 performances
  • 1962-05-26 "All American" closes at Winter Garden Theater NYC after 80 performances
  • 1962-06-23 "Subways Are after Sleeping" closes at St James NYC after 205 performances

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