On This Day

Musicals in History (Part 7)

Events in Music

Events 601 - 700 of 2,126

  • 1961-10-12 "Let It Ride" opens at Eugene O'Neill Theater NYC for 68 performances
  • 1961-10-14 Frank Loesser's musical "How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying", starring Robert Morse and Rudy Vallée, opens at 46th Street Theatre, NYC; runs for 1415 performances, winning 7 Tony Awards, and a Pulitzer Prize

Film Release

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

  • 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 Jule Styne, Betty Comden and Adolph Green's musical "Subways Are For Sleeping" premieres at St James Theater, NYC; runs 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

Music Premiere

1962-03-22 Musical "I Can Get It For You Wholesale" starring Barbra Streisand in her Broadway debut, opens at Shubert Theater, NYC; runs for 300 performances

  • 1962-03-25 "Family Affair" closes at Billy Rose Theater NYC after 65 performances

Music Premiere

1962-05-08 Stephen Sondheim's musical "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum" starring Zero Mostel and Jack Gilford, and directed by George Abbott, opens at Alvin Theater, NYC; runs for 965 performances, and wins 6 Tony Awards

  • 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 Styne, Comden and Green's musical "Subways Are For Sleeping" closes at St James Theater, NYC, after 205 performances
  • 1962-09-15 "Bravo, Giovanni" closes at Broadhurst Theater NYC after 76 performances
  • 1962-09-29 "My Fair Lady" closes at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC after 2,715 performances
  • 1962-10-03 "Stop the World, I Want to Get Off" opens at Shubert NYC for 886 performances

Theater Premiere

1962-10-13 Edward Albee's play "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?" opens on Broadway featuring actress Uta Hagen

  • 1962-10-20 Musical "Mr President" opens at St James Theater New York for 265 performances
  • 1962-10-27 "Beyond the Fringe" opens at John Golden Theater NYC for 673 performances
  • 1962-11-10 "Nowhere to Go, But Up" opens at Winter Garden Theater NYC for 9 performances
  • 1962-11-17 "Nowhere to Go, But Up" closes at Winter Garden NYC after 9 performances

Music Premiere

1962-11-17 Neil Simon, Cy Coleman and Carolyn Leigh's musical "Little Me" opens at Lunt-Fontanne Theater, NYC; runs for 257 performances

  • 1962-12-08 "I Can Get It For You Wholesale" closes at Shubert NYC after 300 performances

Musical Finale

1963-01-05 Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe's musical "Camelot", starring Richard Burton, Julie Andrews, and Robert Goulet, closes at Majestic Theater, NYC, after 873 performances and winning 4 Tony Awards

  • 1963-01-05 "Carnival!" closes at Imperial Theater NYC after 719 performances
  • 1963-01-06 "Oliver!" opens at Imperial Theater NYC for 774 performances
  • 1963-01-26 "Milk & Honey" closes at Martin Beck Theater NYC after 543 performances
  • 1963-03-18 "Tovarich" opens at Broadway Theater NYC for 264 performances
  • 1963-03-21 David Hendon & Douglas Cross' musical premieres in London

Music Premiere

1963-04-15 Steve Allen's musical "Sophie", based on the life of American singer, and comic actress Sophie Tucker, opens at Winter Garden Theater, NYC; runs for 8 performances

  • 1963-04-19 "Hot Spot" opens at Majestic Theater NYC for 43 performances
  • 1963-04-20 "Sophie" closes at Winter Garden Theater NYC after 8 performances
  • 1963-04-23 Jerry Bock and Sheldon Harnick's musical "She Loves Me" opens at Eugene O'Neill Theater NYC for 302 performances
  • 1963-05-16 "Beast in Me" opens at Plymouth Theater NYC for 4 performances
  • 1963-05-18 "Beast in Me" closes at Plymouth Theater NYC after 4 performances
  • 1963-05-25 "Hot Spot" closes at Majestic Theater NYC after 43 performances
  • 1963-06-08 "Mr President" closes at St James Theater NYC after 265 performances

Musical Finale

1963-06-15 Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II's musical "The Sound of Music", closes at Lunt Fontanne Theater, NYC, after 1443 performances

  • 1963-06-29 "Little Me" closes at Lunt-Fontanne Theater NYC after 257 performances
  • 1963-08-03 "No Strings" closes at 84th St Theater NYC after 580 performances
  • 1963-09-30 "Student Gypsy" opens at 84th St Theater NYC for 16 performances
  • 1963-10-03 "Here's Love" opens at Shubert Theater NYC for 338 performances
  • 1963-10-12 "Student Gypsy" closes at 84th St Theater NYC after 16 performances
  • 1963-10-17 "Jennie" opens at Majestic Theater NYC for 82 performances
  • 1963-10-24 "110 in the Shade" opens at Broadhurst Theater NYC for 330 performances
  • 1963-11-02 "Tambourines to Glory" opens at Little Theater NYC for 24 performances
  • 1963-11-09 "Tovarich" closes at Broadway Theater NYC after 264 performances
  • 1963-11-23 "Tambourines to Glory" closes at Little Theater NYC after 24 performances
  • 1963-12-08 "Girl Who Came to Supper" opens at Broadway Theater NYC for 112 performances
  • 1963-12-26 "Double Dublin" opens at Little Theater NYC for 4 performances
  • 1963-12-28 "Double Dublin" closes at Little Theater NYC after 4 performances
  • 1963-12-28 "Jennie" closes at Majestic Theater NYC after 82 performances
  • 1964-01-11 "She Loves Me" closes at Eugene O'Neill Theater NYC after 302 performances
  • 1964-01-16 "Hello, Dolly!" opens at St James Theater NYC for 2,844 performances
  • 1964-02-01 "Stop the World, I Want to Get Off..." closes at Shubert, NYC, after 556 performances
  • 1964-02-06 "Rugantino" opens at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC for 28 performances

Music Premiere

1964-02-08 Peter Shaffer's musical "Royal Hunt of the Sun" premieres in London

  • 1964-02-16 "Foxy" opens at Ziegfeld Theater NYC for 72 performances
  • 1964-02-27 Erwin Drake's musical "What Makes Sammy Run?", starring Steve Lawrence, Robert Alda, and Sally Ann Howes, opens at 54th St Theater, NYC; runs for 540 performances
  • 1964-02-29 "Rugantino" closes at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC after 28 performances
  • 1964-03-14 "Girl Who Came to Supper" closes at Broadway NYC after 112 performances
  • 1964-03-26 Jule Styne and Bob Merrill's musical "Funny Girl", starring Barbra Streisand as Fanny Brice, opens at Winter Garden Theater, New York City; runs for 1,348 performances
  • 1964-04-04 "Anyone Can Whistle" opens at Majestic Theater NYC for 9 performances

Music Premiere

1964-04-07 Hugh Martin and Timothy Gray's musical "High Spirits", based on Noel Coward's "Blithe Spirit", opens at Alvin Theater, NYC; runs for 375 performances

  • 1964-04-11 Stephen Sondheim's musical "Anyone Can Whistle" closes at Majestic Theater, NYC, after 9 performances
  • 1964-04-17 Albert Hague and Marty Brill's musical "Cafe Crown", starring Theodore Bikel, opens at Martin Beck Theater, NYC; runs for 3 performances
  • 1964-04-18 Albert Hague and Marty Brill's musical "Cafe Crown", starring Theodore Bikel, closes at Martin Beck Theater, NYC, after 3 performances
  • 1964-04-18 "Foxy" closes at Ziegfeld Theater NYC after 72 performances
  • 1964-05-26 "Fade Out-Fade In" opens at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC for 199 performances
  • 1964-05-30 "Beyond the Fringe" closes at John Golden Theater NYC after 673 performances
  • 1964-06-02 "Folies Bergère" opens at Broadway Theater NYC for 191 performances
  • 1964-07-25 "Here's Love" closes at Shubert Theater NYC after 338 performances
  • 1964-08-08 "110 in the Shade" closes at Broadhurst Theater NYC after 330 performances
  • 1964-08-11 "A Hard Days Night" a musical comedy film featuring the Beatles released in the US
  • 1964-08-29 Stephen Sondheim's musical "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum", starring Zero Mostel, and Jack Gilford, closes at Alvin Theater, NYC, after 965 performances and 6 Tony Awards
  • 1964-09-22 Jerry Bock and Sheldon Harnick's musical "Fiddler on the Roof" with Zero Mostel opens at Imperial Theater NYC for 3242 performances
  • 1964-09-30 "Oh What a Lovely War" opens at Broadhurst Theater NYC for 125 performances
  • 1964-10-06 "Cambridge Circus" opens at Plymouth Theater NYC for 23 performances
  • 1964-10-20 "Golden Boy" opens at Majestic Theater NYC for 569 performances
  • 1964-10-24 "Cambridge Circus" closes at Plymouth Theater NYC after 23 performances
  • 1964-10-27 "Ben Franklin in Paris" opens at Lunt Fontanne NYC for 215 performances
  • 1964-11-09 "Comedy in Music-Opus 2" opens at John Golden NYC for 192 performances
  • 1964-11-10 "Something More!" opens at Eugene O'Neill Theater NYC for 15 performances
  • 1964-11-14 "Fade Out-Fade In" closes at Mark Hellinger NYC after 199 performances

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