Musicals in History (Part 6)

Events in Music

Events 501 - 600 of 2,150

  • 1958-04-03 Abe Burrows, Richard and Marian Bissell's comedy "Say, Darling" opens at ANTA Theater, NYC; runs for 332 performances
  • 1958-05-24 "New Girl in Town" closes at 46th St Theater NYC after 432 performances

Film Premiere

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

  • 1958-07-12 "Li'l Abner" closes at St James Theater, NYC, after 693 performances

Music Premiere

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

  • 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 Gian Carlo Menotti's musical drama "Maria Golovin" opens at Martin Beck Theater, NYC; runs for 5 performances
  • 1958-11-08 Gian Carlo Menotti's musical drama "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; runs 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 Yheater, NYC; runs 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
  • 1959-02-05 "Redhead" opens at 46th St Theater NYC for 455 performances
  • 1959-02-07 Mark Charlap and Norman Gimbel's musical "Whoop-Up", starring Julienne Marie and Sylvia Syms, closes at Shubert Theater, NYC, after 56 performances
  • 1959-02-28 "Goldilocks" closes at Lunt Fontanne Theater NYC after 161 performances
  • 1959-03-07 "Bells Are Ringing" closes at Shubert Theater NYC after 925 performances
  • 1959-03-09 "Juno" opens at Winter Garden Theater NYC for 16 performances

Theater Premiere

1959-03-11 Lorraine Hansberry's stage drama "A Raisin in the Sun", 1st Broadway play by a black woman, starring Ruby Dee and Sidney Poitier, opens at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre, NYC; later transfers to the Belasco Theatre; runs for 530 performances

  • 1959-03-15 Richard Rogers' "No Strings" opens on Broadway

Music Premiere

1959-03-19 George Weiss, Bo Goldman, and Glenn Paxton musical "First Impressions", adapted from Jane Austen's "Pride and Prejudice", starring Polly Bergen; Farley Granger, and Hermione Gingold, opens at Alvin Theater, NYC; runs for 84 performances

  • 1959-03-21 "Juno" closes at Winter Garden Theater NYC after 16 performances
  • 1959-04-11 Yip Harburg, Fred Saidy, and Harold Arlen's musical "Jamaica", starring Lena Horne, closes at Imperial Theater, NYC, after 558 performances
  • 1959-04-16 "Party with Comden & Green" opens at John Golden NYC for 44 performances
  • 1959-04-23 "Destry Rides Again" opens at Imperial Theater NYC for 472 performances

Music Premiere

1959-05-11 Mary Rodgers & Marshall Barer's musical "Once Upon A Mattress", starring Carol Burnett and directed by George Abbott, opens at Phoenix Theatre, NYC, later transferring to the Alvin Theater; runs for 244 performances

Music History

1959-05-12 "Nervous Set" opens at Henry Miller's Theater NYC for 23 performances

  • 1959-05-21 "Gypsy" opens at Broadway Theater NYC for 702 performances
  • 1959-05-23 "Party with Comden & Green" closes at John Golden NYC after 44 performances
  • 1959-05-28 Johnson & Bart's musical "Lock Up Your Daughters" premieres in London
  • 1959-05-30 "Nervous Set" closes at Henry Miller's Theater NYC after 23 performances
  • 1959-05-30 George Weiss, Bo Goldman, and Glenn Paxton musical "First Impressions", adapted from Jane Austen's "Pride and Prejudice", starring Polly Bergen; Farley Granger, and Hermione Gingold, closes at Alvin Theater, NYC, after 84 performances

Theatrical Finale

1959-06-27 "West Side Story" closes at Winter Garden Theater NYC after 734 performances

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

Music History

1959-09-11 Composer and band leader Duke Ellington wins NAACP's Springarn Medal for his musical achievements

  • 1959-10-07 "Happy Town" opens at 84th St Theater NYC for 5 performances
  • 1959-10-08 Michael Flanders and Donald Swann's musical review "At the Drop of a Hat" opens at John Golden Theater, NYC; runs 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; runs 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

Music Premiere

1959-11-16 "The Sound of Music" musical by Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II, opens at Lunt Fontanne Theater, NYC; runs for 1443 performances

Music Premiere

1959-11-23 Jerry Bock and Sheldon Harnick's musical "Fiorello!", about New York City mayor Fiorello La Guardia, directed by George Abbott, and starring Tom Bosley, opens at Broadhurst Theater, NYC; runs for 796 performances, winning 3 Tony Awards

  • 1959-11-25 Mary Rodgers & Marshall Barer's musical "Once Upon A Mattress", starring Carol Burnett and directed by George Abbott, opens at Alvin Theater, NYC, after starting off-Broadway at the Phoenix Theatre, later moves to St. James
  • 1959-12-07 "Saratoga" opens at Winter Garden Theater NYC for 80 performances
  • 1960-02-04 Lionel Bart's musical comedy "Fings Ain't Wot They Used T'be" opens at Garrick Theatre, London; runs for 886 pefromances
  • 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

Music Premiere

1960-04-14 Lee Adams and Charles Strouse's musical "Bye Bye Birdie", starring Dick Van Dyke, Chita Rivera, and Dick Gautier, opens at Martin Beck Theater NYC; runs for 607 performances

  • 1960-04-20 "From A to Z" opens at Plymouth Theater NYC for 21 performances
  • 1960-04-28 Webster and Fain's musical "Christine", based on Hilda Wernher's novel "My Indian Family", opens at 46th St Theater, NYC; runs 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 Musical review "From A to Z" closes at Plymouth Theater, NYC, after 21 performances
  • 1960-05-07 Rodgers and Hammerstein's musical "Flower Drum Song" closes at St James Theater. NYC, after 602 performances and 1 Tony Award
  • 1960-05-07 Webster and Fain's musical "Christine", based on Hilda Wernher's novel "My Indian Family", closes at 46th St Theater, NYC, after 12 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

Musical Finale

1960-05-28 Frank Loesser's musical "Greenwillow", starring Anthony Perkins, 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
  • 1960-06-25 Lorraine Hansberry's stage drama "A Raisin in the Sun", 1st Broadway play by a black woman, starring Ruby Dee and Sidney Poitier, closes at the Belasco Theatre, NYC, after 530 performances
  • 1960-07-02 Mary Rodgers & Marshall Barer's musical "Once Upon A Mattress", starring Carol Burnett and directed by George Abbott, closes at St. James Theater, NYC, after 470 performances
  • 1960-09-12 "Vintage '60" opens at Brooks Atkinson Theatre NYC for 8 performances
  • 1960-09-17 Musical revue "Vintage '60" closes at Brooks Atkinson Theatre, 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; runs for 216 performances
  • 1960-11-03 Meredith Willson's musical "The Unsinkable Molly Brown", starring Tammy Grimes, opens at Winter Garden, NYC; runs for 532 performances, and wins a Tony Award

Music Premiere

1960-12-03 Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe's musical "Camelot", starring Richard Burton and Julie Andrews, and introducing Robert Goulet, opens at Majestic Theater, NYC; runs for 873 performances, wins 4 Tony Awards

Music History

1960-12-08 Musical "Peter Pan", starring Mary Martin broadcast, for a 3rd time, on NBC as a special event, videotaped in color for future rebroadcasts

Music Premiere

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

  • 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

Music Premiere

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 Eaton Magoon's musical "13 Daughters", starring Don Ameche and Sylvia Syms, opens at 54th St Theater, NYC; runs 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 Jacques Offenbach and Yip Harburg's musical "The Happiest Girl in the World", starring Cyril Ritchard and Justine Rule, opens at Martin Beck Theatre, NYC; runs 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 Meredith Willson's musical "The Music Man", starring Robert Preston and Barbara Cook, closes at Majestic Theater, NYC. after 1375 performances, 5 Tony Awards, and a Grammy
  • 1961-04-23 Jerry Bock and Sheldon Harnick's musical comedy "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' musical revue "Billy Barnes People", starting Ken Berry, Dave Ketchum, and Jo Anne Worley, opens at Royale Theater, NYC; runs for 7 performances
  • 1961-06-17 Billy Barnes' musical revue "Billy Barnes People", starting Ken Berry, Dave Ketchum, and Jo Anne Worley, closes at Royale Theater, NYC, after 7 performances

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