Musicals in History (Part 9)

Events in Music

Events 801 - 900 of 2,152

  • 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
  • 1968-02-24 "Darling of the Day" closes at George Abbott NYC after 31 performances

Music Premiere

1968-03-01 Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice's musical "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat" first performed as a 15-minute pop cantata at Colet Court School in London

  • 1968-03-21 Hill, Hawkins & Coghill's musical premieres in London
  • 1968-04-04 "Education of Hyman Kaplan" opens at Alvin Theater NYC for 28 performances

Music Premiere

1968-04-10 Musical "George M!", based on the life of Broadway star George M. Cohan, opens at Palace Theater NYC for 435 performances

  • 1968-04-17 "Fade Out-Fade In" closes at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC after 72 performances
  • 1968-04-23 "I'm Solomon" opens at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC for 7 performances
  • 1968-04-25 "Half a Sixpence" opens at Broadhurst Theater NYC for 512 performances
  • 1968-04-27 "Education of Hyman Kaplan" closes at Alvin NYC after 28 performances
  • 1968-04-29 "Hair" opens at Biltmore Theater NYC for 1750 performances
  • 1968-05-01 "Ben Franklin in Paris" closes at Lunt Fontanne NYC after 215 performances
  • 1968-06-15 "How Now, Dow Jones" closes at Lunt-Fontanne Theatre, NYC, after 220 performances
  • 1968-06-15 "New Faces of 1965" closes at Booth Theater, NYC, after 52 performances
  • 1968-06-15 Harvey Schmidt and Tom Jones' musical "I Do! I Do!", starring Gordon MacRae and Carol Lawrence, and directed by Gower Champion, closes at 46th St Theater, NYC, after 561 performances, and 1 Tony Award
  • 1968-09-24 "That's Life" premieres - A Broadway musical type TV show
  • 1968-09-28 "Happy Time" closes at Broadway Theater NYC after 286 performances

Music History

1968-09-28 "Noël Coward's Sweet Potato" opens at Barrymore NYC for 17 performances

Music Premiere

1968-10-20 Ervin Drake's musical "Her 1st Roman", based on George Bernard Shaw's play "Caesar and Cleopatra", opens at Lunt Fontanne Theater, NYC; runs for 17 performances

  • 1968-10-23 "Maggie Flynn" opens at ANTA Theater NYC for 82 performances
  • 1968-11-01 Musical revue "Noël Coward's Sweet Potato" opens at Booth Theater, NYC; runs for 36 performances
  • 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
  • 1968-11-23 Musical revue "Noël Coward's Sweet Potato" closes at Booth Theatre, NYC, after 44 performances

Music Premiere

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

Film Premiere

1968-12-16 Musical-fantasy film "Chitty Chitty Bang Bang", co-written by Roald Dahl and director Ken Hughes, starring Dick Van Dyke and Sally Ann Howes, with songs by Sherman and Sherman, premieres at the Odeon Leicester Square theater, London

  • 1968-12-18 Musical-fantasy film "Chitty Chitty Bang Bang", co-written by Roald Dahl and director Ken Hughes, starring Dick Van Dyke and Sally Ann Howes, with songs by Sherman and Sherman, premieres in NYC
  • 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

Music Premiere

1969-02-03 Musical adaptation of Chaucer's "Canterbury Tales", opens at Eugene O'Neill Theater, NYC; runs for 121 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 Kander and Ebbs' musical "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 and 8 Tony Awards
  • 1969-10-19 Jerry Bock and Sheldon Harnick's musical "The Rothschilds", starring Halden, Jill Clayburgh, and Robby Benson opens at Lunt-Fontanne Theatre, NYC; runs for 505 performances, winning 2 Tony Awards
  • 1969-10-23 "Jimmy" opens at Winter Garden Theater NYC for 84 performances
  • 1969-12-02 Oscar Brown, Jr's musical "Buck White", starring Muhammad Ali, opens at George Abbott Theatre, NYC, runs for 7 performances
  • 1969-12-06 Oscar Brown, Jr's musical "Buck White", starring Muhammad Ali, closes at George Abbott Theatre, 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

Music Premiere

1969-12-18 André Previn and Alan Jay Lerner's musical "Coco", inspired by the life of Coco Chanel, and starring Katharine Hepburn, opens at Mark Hellinger Theatre, NYC; runs for 329 performances, wins 2 Tony Awards

  • 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 Jerry Herman's musical "Mame" closes at Winter Garden Theater, NYC, after 1508 performances and 3 Tony Awards
  • 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 Carole Bayer (Sager) and George Fischoff's musical "Georgy" opens at Winter Garden Theater, NYC; runs for 4 performances
  • 1970-02-28 Carole Bayer (Sager) and George Fischoff's musical "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 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", starring Lauren Bacall, opens at the Palace Theatre, NYC; runs for 896 performances, and wins 4 Tony and 3 Drama Desk Awards
  • 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

Music Premiere

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 Revival of Sandy Wilson's musical "The Boy Friend", starring Judy Carne and Sandy Duncan, closes at Ambassador Theater, NYC, after 111 performances

Musical Finale

1970-10-03 André Previn and Alan Jay Lerner's musical "Coco", inspired by the life of Coco Chanel, and starring Katharine Hepburn, closes at Mark Hellinger Theatre, NYC, after 329 performances, and 2 Tony Awards

  • 1970-10-27 "Light, Lively & Yiddish" opens at Belasco Theater NYC for 87 performances
  • 1970-11-03 "The President's Daughter" opens at Billy Rose Theater, NYC; runs for 72 performances
  • 1970-11-07 "Purlie" closes at Broadway Theater NYC after 689 performances

Music Premiere

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

  • 1970-12-18 "Me Nobody Knows" opens at Helen Hayes Theater NYC for 587 performances
  • 1970-12-24 Walt Disney releases animated musical "The Aristocats" featuring voices of Phil Harris, Eva Gabor, Hermione Baddeley, Sterling Holloway, and Scatman Crothers
  • 1970-12-27 Jerry Herman's musical "Hello, Dolly!" closes at the St. James Theatre, NYC, after 2844 performances and 10 Tony Awards
  • 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 Theater, 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

Oh! Calcutta! - The Bare Facts

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


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