Musicals in History (Part 8)

Events in Music

Events 701 - 800 of 2,142

  • 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

Music Premiere

1964-10-20 Lee Adams and Charles Strouse's musical adaptation of Clifford Odet's "Golden Boy", starring Sammy Davis Jr. opens at Majestic Theater, NYC; runs 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
  • 1964-11-14 "Folies Bergere" closes at Broadway Theater NYC after 191 performances
  • 1964-11-14 Lionel Bart's musical "Oliver!", based on Charles Dickens' 1838 novel "Oliver Twist", and featuring Clive Revill, Danny Sewell, and Davey Jones, closes at Imperial Theater, NYC, after 774 performances and 3 Tony Award wins
  • 1964-11-21 "Something More!" closes at Eugene O'Neill Theater NYC after 15 performances
  • 1964-11-21 "Zizi" opens at Broadway Theater NYC for 49 performances
  • 1964-11-23 "Bajour" opens at Shubert Theater NYC for 232 performances
  • 1964-12-18 "I Had a BaIl" opens at Martin Beck Theater NYC for 199 performances
  • 1965-01-16 "Oh What a Lovely War" closes at Broadhurst NYC after 125 performances
  • 1965-01-23 Musical variety program "King Family Show", featuring big band vocal group The King Sisters, premieres on ABC TV
  • 1965-02-16 "Baker Street" opens at Broadway Theater NYC for 313 performances
  • 1965-02-18 "Fade Out-Fade In" opens at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC for 72 performances
  • 1965-02-22 Rodgers & Hammerstein's television musical "Cinderella", starring Lesley Ann Warren and Stuart Damon, with Pat Carroll and Celeste Holm, premieres on CBS-TV

Musical Finale

1965-02-27 Hugh Martin and Timothy Gray's musical "High Spirits", based on Noel Coward's "Blithe Spirit", closes at Alvin Theater, NYC, after 375 performances

Film Premiere

1965-03-02 One of the most popular musical films of all time, "The Sound of Music", starring Julie Andrews and Christopher Plummer, premieres (Academy Awards Best Picture - 1966)

  • 1965-03-06 Frank Loesser's musical "How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying", starring Robert Morse and Rudy Vallée, closes at 46th Street Theatre, NYC, after 1415 performances, 7 Tony Awards, and a Pulitzer Prize
  • 1965-03-18 "Do I Hear a Waltz?" opens at 46th St Theater NYC for 220 performances
  • 1965-04-24 "Comedy in Music-Opus 2" closes at John Golden NYC after 192 performances
  • 1965-04-27 "I'm Solomon" closes at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC after 7 performances
  • 1965-05-02 "New Faces of 1965" opens at Booth Theater NYC for 52 performances
  • 1965-05-11 "Flora, the Red Menace" opens at Alvin Theater NYC for 87 performances
  • 1965-05-16 "Roar of the Greasepaint" opens at Shubert Theater NYC for 232 performances
  • 1965-06-12 "Bajour" closes at Shubert Theater NYC after 232 performances
  • 1965-06-12 "I Had a BaIl" closes at Martin Beck Theater NYC after 199 performances
  • 1965-06-12 "What Makes Sammy Run?" closes at 84th St Theater NYC after 540 performances
  • 1965-07-24 "Flora, the Red Menace" closes at Alvin Theater NYC after 87 performances
  • 1965-08-11 "Help!" a musical comedy film featuring the Beatles released in the US
  • 1965-09-25 "Do I Hear a Waltz?" closes at 46th St Theater NYC after 220 performances

Music Premiere

1965-10-04 Cyril Ornadel and Leslie Bricusse's musical "Pickwick", based on Charles Dickens' novel "The Pickwick Papers', featuring Harry Secombe and Charlotte Rae, opens at 46th St Theater, NYC; runs for 56 performances

  • 1965-10-10 "Drat! - The Cat!" opens at Martin Beck Theater NYC for 8 performances
  • 1965-10-16 "Drat! - The Cat!" closes at Martin Beck Theater NYC after 8 performances

Music Premiere

1965-10-17 Burton Lane and Alan Jay Lerner's musical "On A Clear Day You Can See Forever", starring Barbara Harris and John Cullum, opens at he Mark Hellinger Theatre, NYC; runs for 280 performances

  • 1965-11-13 "Skyscraper" opens at Lunt Fontanne Theater NYC for 248 performances
  • 1965-11-14 Marian Grudeff and Raymond Jessel's musical "Baker Street", loosely based on Sherlock Holmes' tales, closes at the Martin Beck Theater, NYC, after 313 performances
  • 1965-11-20 Cyril Ornadel and Leslie Bricusse's musical "Pickwick", based on Charles Dickens' novel "The Pickwick Papers', featuring Harry Secombe and Charlotte Rae, closes at 46th St Theater, NYC, after 56 performances
  • 1965-11-22 Mitch Leigh, and Joe Darion's musical "Man of La Mancha", starring Richard Kiley opens at ANTA Washington Square Theater, NYC; runs for 2329 performances, wins 5 Tony Awards
  • 1965-11-29 "Anya" opens at Ziegfeld Theater NYC for 16 performances
  • 1965-12-04 "Roar of the Greasepaint" closes at Shubert NYC after 232 performances
  • 1965-12-10 "Yearling" opens at Alvin Theater NYC for 3 performances
  • 1965-12-11 "Anya" closes at Ziegfeld Theater NYC after 16 performances
  • 1965-12-11 "Yearling" closes at Alvin Theater NYC after 3 performances
  • 1965-12-14 "La Grusse Valise" opens at 54th St Theater NYC for 7 performances
  • 1965-12-15 D Heneker & J Taylor's musical "Charlie Girl" premieres in London
  • 1965-12-18 "La Grusse Valise" closes at 54th St Theater NYC after 7 performances

Music Premiere

1966-01-29 Neil Simons, Coleman & Fields' musical "Sweet Charity" premieres at Palace Theater in NYC for 608 performances

  • 1966-03-07 "Wait A Minim!" opens at John Golden Theater NYC for 457 performances
  • 1966-03-08 "Golden Boy" closes at Majestic Theater NYC after 569 performances
  • 1966-03-18 "Pousse Cafe" opens at 46th St Theater NYC for 3 performances
  • 1966-03-19 "Poussé Cafe" closes at 46th St Theater NYC after 3 performances
  • 1966-03-29 Charles Strouse and Lee Adams' musical "It's a Bird... It's A Plane...It's Superman" opens at Alvin Theatre, NYC; runs for 129 performances
  • 1966-05-21 "Time for Singing" opens at Broadway Theater NYC for 41 performances

Music Premiere

1966-05-24 Jerry Herman's musical "Mame", starring Angela Lansbury and Bea Arthur, opens at Winter Garden Theater, NYC; runs for 1508 performances, wins 3 Tony Awards

  • 1966-06-11 "On A Clear Day You..." closes at Mark Hellinger NYC after 280 performances
  • 1966-06-11 "Skyscraper" closes at Lunt Fontanne Theater NYC after 248 performances
  • 1966-06-26 "Time for Singing" closes at Broadway Theater NYC after 41 performances
  • 1966-07-16 "Half a Sixpence" closes at Broadhurst Theater NYC after 512 performances
  • 1966-07-17 Charles Strouse and Lee Adams' musical "It's a Bird... It's A Plane...It's Superman" closes at Alvin Theatre, NYC. after 129 performances
  • 1966-10-18 "Apple Tree" opens at Shubert Theater NYC for 463 performances
  • 1966-11-09 "Let's Sing Yiddish" opens at Brooks Atkinson NYC for 107 performances
  • 1966-11-20 John Kander and Fred Ebb's "Cabaret" opens at Broadhurst Theater, NYC; runs for 1166 performances, wins 8 Tony Awards
  • 1966-11-26 Jimmy Van Heusen and Sammy Cahn musical "Walking Happy", based on the 1916 novel "Hobson's Choice", opens at Lunt Fontanne Theater, NYC; runs for 161 performances
  • 1966-12-05 "I Do! I Do!" opens at 46th St Theater NYC for 561 performances
  • 1966-12-15 "Joyful Noise" opens at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC for 12 performances
  • 1966-12-24 "Joyful Noise" closes at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC after 12 performances
  • 1966-12-27 "At the Drop of Another Hat" opens at Booth Theater, NYC; runs for 105 performances
  • 1967-01-29 "Let's Sing Yiddish" closes at Brooks Atkinson NYC after 107 performances
  • 1967-03-07 Clark Gesner's musical "You're a Good Man" premieres in NYC

Film Premiere

1967-03-21 Musical comedy film "Thoroughly Modern Millie", starring Julie Andrews, Mary Tyler Moore, and Carol Channing, premieres at the Criterion Theatre, NYC

  • 1967-03-28 "Sherry!" opens at Alvin Theater NYC for 65 performances
  • 1967-04-09 "At the Drop of Another Hat" closes at Booth NYC after 105 performances
  • 1967-04-11 "Illya Darling" opens at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC for 320 performances
  • 1967-04-15 "Wait A Minim!" closes at John Golden Theater NYC after 457 performances
  • 1967-04-16 "Walking Happy" closes at Lunt Fontanne Theater NYC after 161 performances
  • 1967-04-26 "Hallelujah, Baby!" opens at Martin Beck Theater NYC for 293 performances
  • 1967-05-11 "Sing, Israel Sing" opens at Brooks Atkinson Theatre NYC for 14 performances
  • 1967-05-21 "Sing, Israel Sing" closes at Brooks Atkinson NYC after 14 performances

Musical Finale

1967-05-27 James Lipton and Laurence Rosenthal's musical "Sherry!", based on George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart's play "The Man Who Came to Dinner" closes at Alvin Theater NYC after 72 performances

  • 1967-07-01 "Funny Girl" closes at Winter Garden Theater, NYC, after 1348 performances
  • 1967-07-15 Neil Simon, Cy Coleman, and Dorothy Fields' musical comedy "Sweet Charity" closes at Palace Theater, NYC, after 608 performances; wins a Tony Award for choreography

Film Release

1967-10-18 Walt Disney's animated musical adaptation of Rudyard Kipling's "The Jungle Book" film is released; cast featured Phil Harris, Louis Prima, Sterling Holloway, and Sebastian Cabot

  • 1967-10-23 "Henry, Sweet Henry" opens at Palace Theater NYC for 80 performances
  • 1967-10-29 Galt MacDermot, Gerome Ragni and James Rado's musical "Hair" premieres in NYC
  • 1967-11-25 "Apple Tree" closes at Shubert Theater NYC after 463 performances
  • 1967-12-07 Elmer Bernstein and Carolyn Leigh's musical "How Now, Dow Jones", starring Tony Roberts, and directed by George Abbott, opens at Lunt-Fontanne Theater, NYC; runs for 220 performances
  • 1967-12-07 The Beatles' clothing store "Apple Boutique" opens at 94 Baker Street, London
  • 1967-12-31 "Henry, Sweet Henry" closes at Palace Theater NYC after 80 performances
  • 1968-01-02 "Zizi" closes at Broadway Theater NYC after 49 performances
  • 1968-01-13 "Hallelujah, Baby!" closes at Martin Beck Theater NYC after 293 performances
  • 1968-01-13 "Illya Darling" closes at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC after 320 performances
  • 1968-01-18 "Happy Time" opens at Broadway Theater NYC for 286 performances

Music Premiere

1968-01-18 Hal Hester and Danny Appolinar's rock musical "Your Own Thing", loosely based on Shakespeare's "Twelfth Night", premieres at the Orpheum Theater, NYC; runs for 933 performances

  • 1968-01-27 "Darling of the Day" opens at George Abbott Theater NYC for 31 performances
  • 1968-02-04 "Golden Rainbow" opens at Shubert Theater NYC for 355 performances

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