Musicals in History (Part 9)

Events in Music

Events 801 - 900 of 2,099

  • 1968-11-02 "Her First Roman" closes at Lunt Fontanne Theater NYC after 17 performances
  • 1968-11-17 John Kander and Fred Ebbs' musical "Zorba" opens at Imperial Theater New York City for 305 performances

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1968-11-23 "Noël Coward's Sweet Potato" closes at Booth NYC after 36 performances

Playwright, Director and Singer Noël Coward
Playwright, Director and Singer
Noël Coward
  • 1968-12-01 "Promises Promises" opens at Shubert Theater NYC for 1281 performances
  • 1968-12-01 Burt Bacharach and Hal David's musical "Promises, Promises", based on the 1960 Billy Wider film "The Apartment", opens at Shubert Theatre, NYC; runs for 1,281 performances, wins a Grammy and 2 Tony Awards
  • 1969-01-02 "Fig Leaves Are Falling" opens at Broadhurst Theater NYC for 4 performances
  • 1969-01-04 "Fig Leaves Are Falling" closes at Broadhurst NYC after 4 performances
  • 1969-01-05 "Maggie Flynn" closes at ANTA Theater NYC after 82 performances
  • 1969-01-12 "Golden Rainbow" closes at Shubert Theater NYC after 355 performances
  • 1969-01-22 "Celebration" opens at Ambassador Theater NYC for 110 performances
  • 1969-01-26 "Red, White, & Maddox" opens at Cort Theater NYC for 41 performances
  • 1969-02-03 "Canterbury Tales" opens at Eugene O'Neill Theater NYC for 122 performances
  • 1969-02-06 Jerry Herman's "Dear World" opens at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC for 132 performances
  • 1969-03-01 "Red, White, & Maddox" closes at Cort Theater NYC after 41 performances
  • 1969-03-16 Peter Stone & Sherman Edward's "1776" premieres at 46th St Theater NYC for 1217 performances
  • 1969-03-18 "Come Summer" opens at Lunt Fontanne Theater NYC for 7 performances

  • 1969-03-22 "Come Summer" closes at Lunt Fontanne Theater NYC after 7 performances
  • 1969-04-26 "Celebration" closes at Ambassador Theater NYC after 110 performances
  • 1969-04-26 "George M!" closes at Palace Theater NYC after 435 performances
  • 1969-04-29 "Trumpets of the Lord" opens at Brooks Atkinson NYC for 7 performances
  • 1969-05-03 "Trumpets of the Lord" closes at Brooks Atkinson NYC after 7 performances
  • 1969-05-18 "Canterbury Tales" closes at Eugene O'Neill Theater NYC after 122 performances
  • 1969-05-31 "Dear World" closes at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC after 132 performances
  • 1969-08-09 "Zorba" closes at Imperial Theater NYC after 305 performances
  • 1969-09-06 John Kander and Fred Ebb's "Cabaret" closes at Broadhurst Theater NYC after 1166 performances
  • 1969-10-19 J Bock and S Harnicks musical "Rothschilds" opens at Lunt-Fontanne Theater NYC for 505 performances
  • 1969-10-23 "Jimmy" opens at Winter Garden Theater NYC for 84 performances
  • 1969-12-02 "Buck White" opens at George Abbott Theater NYC for 7 performances
  • 1969-12-06 "Buck White" closes at George Abbott Theater NYC after 7 performances
  • 1969-12-14 One of the most catastrophic flops in the history of showbusiness - the musical "La Strada" opens and closes at Lunt Fontanne NYC after 1 performance
  • 1969-12-18 "Coco" opens at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC for 333 performances
  • 1970-01-02 Dutch premiere of musical "Hair" in Amsterdam
  • 1970-01-03 "Jimmy" closes at Winter Garden Theater NYC after 84 performances
  • 1970-01-03 "Mame" closes at Winter Garden Theater NYC after 1508 performances
  • 1970-02-04 "Charles Aznavour" opens at Music Box Theater NYC for 23 performances
  • 1970-02-04 "Gantry" opens at George Abbott Theater NYC for 1 performance

  • 1970-02-14 "Gantry" closes at George Abbott Theater NYC after 1 performance
  • 1970-02-22 "Charles Aznavour" closes at Music Box Theater NYC after 23 performances
  • 1970-02-26 "Georgy" opens at Winter Garden Theater NYC for 4 performances
  • 1970-02-28 "Georgy" closes at Winter Garden Theater NYC after 4 performances
  • 1970-03-15 Gary Geld & Peter Udell's "Purlie" opens at Broadway Theater NYC for 689 performances

Music releaseMusic Premiere

1970-03-26 Musical "Minnie's Boys", starring Shelley Winters as the mother of the Marx Brothers, and Drama Desk Award winner Lewis J. Stadlen as Groucho, opens at the Imperial Theater, New York City; runs for 80 performances

  • 1970-03-29 "Look to the Lilies" opens at Lunt-Fontanne Theater NYC for 25 performances
  • 1970-03-30 Strouse, Adams, Comden & Green's musical "Applause", an adaptation of the 1950 film "All About Eve", premieres in NYC, runs for 900 performances
  • 1970-04-08 "Cry for Us All" opens at Broadhurst Theater NYC for 8 performances
  • 1970-04-14 "Boy Friend" opens at Ambassador Theater NYC for 119 performances
  • 1970-04-15 "Cry for Us All" closes at Broadhurst Theater NYC after 8 performances
  • 1970-04-19 "Look to the Lilies" closes at Lunt-Fontanne NYC after 25 performances
  • 1970-04-22 "Park" opens at John Golden Theater NYC for 5 performances
  • 1970-04-25 "Park" closes at John Golden Theater NYC after 5 performances
  • 1970-04-26 Stephen Sondheim's musical "Company", directed by Hal Prince, opens at Alvin Theater NYC; runs for 705 performances, wins 6 Tony Awards
  • 1970-05-30 "Minnie's Boys" closes at Imperial Theater NYC after 80 performances
  • 1970-07-18 "Boy Friend" closes at Ambassador Theater NYC after 119 performances
  • 1970-10-03 "Coco" closes at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC after 333 performances
  • 1970-10-27 "Light, Lively & Yiddish" opens at Belasco Theater NYC for 87 performances
  • 1970-11-03 "President's Daughter" opens at Billy Rose Theater NYC for 72 performances

  • 1970-11-07 "Purlie" closes at Broadway Theater NYC after 689 performances

Music releaseMusic Premiere

1970-11-10 Richard Rodgers and Martin Charnin's musical "Two by Two" opens at Imperial Theater NYC for 343 performances

Composer Richard Rodgers
Composer
Richard Rodgers
  • 1970-12-18 "Me Nobody Knows" opens at Helen Hayes Theater NYC for 587 performances
  • 1970-12-27 "Hello, Dolly!" closes at St James Theater NYC after 2844 performances
  • 1970-12-28 "Lovely Ladies, Kind Gentlemen" opens at Majestic NYC for 19 performances
  • 1971-01-03 "President's Daughter" closes at Billy Rose Theater NYC after 72 performances
  • 1971-01-09 "Lovely Ladies, Kind Gentlemen" closes at Majestic NYC after 19 performances
  • 1971-01-10 "Light, Lively & Yiddish" closes at Belasco Theater NYC after 87 performances
  • 1971-01-12 "Soon" opens at Ritz Theater NYC for 3 performances
  • 1971-01-13 "Soon" closes at Ritz Theater NYC after 3 performances
  • 1971-01-15 "Ari" opens at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC for 19 performances
  • 1971-01-19 "No, No Nanette" opens at 46th St Theater NYC for 861 performances
  • 1971-01-30 "Ari" closes at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC after 19 performances

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1971-02-25 "Oh! Calcutta!" moves to Belasco Theater in NYC for 1,316 performances

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  • 1971-03-28 25th Tony Awards: "Sleuth" (Best Play) & "Company" (Best Musical, Original Score, Director) win
  • 1971-04-04 Stephen Sondheim's "Follies" opens at Winter Garden Theater NYC for 524 performances, then most expensive Broadway musical
  • 1971-04-15 "70, Girls, 70" opens at Broadhurst Theater NYC for 35 performances
  • 1971-04-24 Skip Redwine and Larry Frank's musical "Frank Merriwell" opens and closes at Longacre Theater, NYC (1 performance only)
  • 1971-05-05 Courtney, Courtney, and Link's musical "Earl of Ruston" opens at Billy Rose Theater, NYC, runs for 5 performances
  • 1971-05-08 Courtney, Courtney, and Link's musical "Earl of Ruston" closes at Billy Rose Theater, NYC, after 5 performances

  • 1971-05-15 "70, Girls, 70" closes at Broadhurst Theater NYC after 35 performances
  • 1971-05-17 Stephen Schwartz' musical "Godspell" premieres off-Broadway

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1971-06-01 "You're a Good Man Charlie Brown" opens at Golden NYC for 31 performances

Cartoonist Charles M. Schulz
Cartoonist
Charles M. Schulz
  • 1971-06-26 "Man of La Mancha" closes at ANTA Wash Sq Theater NYC after 2329 performances
  • 1971-06-27 "You're a Good Man Charlie Brown" closes at Golden NYC after 31 performances
  • 1971-09-11 "2 by 2" closes at Imperial Theater NYC after 343 performances
  • 1971-10-10 Fenholt & Webber's musical "Jesus Christ Superstar" premieres in NYC
  • 1971-10-12 "Jesus Christ Superstar" opens at Mark Hellinger NYC for 711 performances
  • 1971-10-20 "Ain't Supposed to Die a Natural Death" opens at Barrymore for 325 per
  • 1971-10-21 "To Live Another Summer" opens at Helen Hayes NYC for 173 performances
  • 1971-10-31 "On the Town" opens at Imperial Theater NYC for 65 performances
  • 1971-11-02 "Great Harp" opens at Martin Beck Theater NYC for 7 performances
  • 1971-11-06 "Great Harp" closes at Martin Beck Theater NYC after 7 performances
  • 1971-11-22 "Only Fools Are Sad" opens at Edison Theater NYC for 144 performances
  • 1971-11-28 "Me Nobody Knows" closes at Helen Hayes Theater NYC after 587 performances
  • 1971-12-01 Galt MacDermot and John Guare's "Two Gentlemen of Verona" opens at St James Theater NYC for 613 performances
  • 1971-12-19 "Inner City" opens at Barrymore Theater NYC for 97 performances
  • 1972-01-01 "Company" closes at Alvin Theater NYC after 690 performances
  • 1972-01-01 "On the Town" closes at Imperial Theater NYC after 65 performances
  • 1972-01-01 "Promises Promises" closes at Shubert Theater NYC after 1281 performances
  • 1972-01-02 "Rothschilds" closes at Lunt-Fontanne Theater NYC after 505 performances
  • 1972-02-13 "1776" closes at 46th St Theater NYC after 1,217 performances

Film release premierFilm Release

1972-02-13 "Cabaret", directed by Bob Fosse, based on John Kander and Fred Ebb's musical of the same name, starring Liza Minnelli and Michael York, released

Singer & Actress Liza Minnelli
Singer & Actress
Liza Minnelli
  • 1972-02-14 The Musical "Grease" 1st opens on Broadway at the Eden Theatre

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