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A "brilliant, frisky, English musical novelty, The French Maid, performed by the "Greatest cast Ever Seen In San Francisco", is playing at Fischer's Theatre, San Francisco, California, USA.
The musical comedy The Singing Girl, with music by Victor Herbert and lyrics by Harry B. Smith, is playing at The Casino Theatre on Broadway and 39th Street, New York City, USA, during a run of 80 performances.
Primrose And Dockstader's Big American Minstrels are playing at The Grand Opera House, New York City, USA.
The musical comedy The Cadet Girl is playing at The Herald Square Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 48 performances.
The musical comedy San Toy is playing at Daly's Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 65 performances.
The musical comedy San Toy is playing at Daly's Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 65 performances.
Musical comedy The Girl From Up There plays at The Herald Square Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 96 performances.
The musical comedy San Toy is playing at Daly's Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 103 performances.
The musical comedy San Toy is playing at Daly's Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 103 performances.
Anna Held is starring in the musical comedy The Little Duchess at The Casino Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA. The show will run on Broadway for a total of 144 performances.
A "brilliant, frisky, English musical novelty, The French Maid, performed by the "Greatest Cast Ever Seen In San Francisco", is playing at Fischer's Theatre, San Francisco, California, USA.
Musical comedy The Belle Of Broadway is playing at The Winter Garden Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of seventeen performances.
The musical comedy Miss Simplicity, featuring Helen Lord, is playing at The Casino Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 56 performances.
The musical comedy Foxy Grandpa, based on a popular newspaper cartoon strip, is playing at Haverley's 14th Street Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 125 performances.
The New Tivoli Vaudeville Company is playing at The Tivoli Theatre, Sydney, Australia.
George W. Monroe, Montrell, Smith And Fuller, The Four Nelson Comiques, John healey, May DeSouza, Martinetti And Sutherland and The Deaves are appearing at The Grand Theatre, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA.
Vocalists Banks And Winona Winter, Novelty Musical Artists The Perching Brothers and comic vocalists The Clipper Quartette are among the entertainments on offer at The Orpheum Theatre, San Francisco, California, USA.
"The inimitable coloured comedians" Williams And Walker present their musical comedy show Sons Of Ham for the first of three nights at The Marquam Grand Theatre, Portland, Oregon, USA.
"Venetian Serenaders" The Five Nosses, "Statuesque Singer" Marie Dresser and "Singing And Dancing Comedians" The Knight Brothers are providing the musical entertainment at The Orpheum Theatre, San Francisco, California, USA.
The Miyo San Operetta Company, Dave Gennaro And Ray Bailey (billed as "originators of the real ragtime cake walk") and singing comedienne Blanche Ring are among the acts on offer at Chase's Theatre, Washington DC, USA.
The Miss New York Jr. Extravaganza Company plays at The Dewey Theatre, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA.
The Miss New York Jr. Extravaganza Company plays at The Dewey Theatre, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA.
The Other Fellow, starring comedian Harry West, presents "New songs, dances and specialities" at The Red Bank Opera House, Red Bank, New Jersey, USA.
The Columbia Burlesquers with Nellie Florede ['The Lily Of Melody'], play at The Gayety Theatre, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA.
The musical comedy revue Hands Up, billed as featuring a "stage gorged with pretty girls and elaborate costumes", is playing at The 44th Street Theatre, New York City, USA.
The Columbia Theatre in Chicago, Illinois, USA, presents a burlesque show featuring The Social Maids with their 'sensational number' The Jelly Roll, described as 'the hit of the season'. The same show also offers Stone And Pillard - The Dancing Demons.
The 3-act musical comedy The Girl Who Smiles is presented at The Longacre Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA.
The Ziegfeld Follies of 1915, aka The Blue Follies, is playing at The New Amsterdam Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 104 performances.
The Ziegfeld Follies of 1915, aka The Blue Follies, is playing at The New Amsterdam Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 104 performances.
Having long suffered from poor health, Russell Alexander, an entertainer and composer, active primarily with vaudeville shows and musical comedy organizations, dies aged 38 in Liberty, New York State, USA.
Burlesque troupe The Blue Ribbon Belles are appearing at The Star Theatre, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
The Only Girl, described as 'a musical comedy of fashion', with music by Victor Herbert, plays the second of three nights at Boyd's Theatre, Omaha, Nebraska, USA.
The "farcical musical comedy" The Only Girl is playing at The Orpheum, Portland, Oregon, USA.
The musical comedy, The Velvet Lady, with music by Victor Herbert, is playing at The Forrest Theatre, Philadelphia, pennsylvania, USA.
Alice Delysia, billed as 'The musical pet of London and Paris' is appearing in the musical comedy Afgar at The Wilbur Theatre, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.
The musical comedy Fifty Million Frenchmen, with songs by Cole Porter, opens at the Lyric Theatre on 42nd Street, New York City, USA, where it will run for 254 performances. Perhaps the best-known song in the show is You Do Something To Me.
The musical comedy Sweet Adeline, with music by Jerome Kern, is playing at Hammerstein's Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 234 performances.
The Irving Berlin musical comedy Call Me Madam is presented on Broadway at The Imperial Theatre, New York City, USA, during a run of 644 performances.
Stan Freberg records John And Marsha for Capitol Records in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA. (Capitol executives originally did not understand this record and weren't going to release it until a test audience showed a strong reaction to it.)
Eddie Cantor, Connie Haines and Joel Grey star in The Ciolgate Comedy Hour on NBC tv in the USA.
"Piano humourist" Hots Michaels is appearing at The Sherman Hotel, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Frank Zappa is sent a letter by Robert A. Blackwell of Westwood Artists ion Los Angeles, California, USA, advising him that his songs Any Way The Wind Blows and Take Your Clothes Off When You Dance have been rejected by Columbia Records.
The Ivy League and The Barron Knights appear on UK radio show Easy Beat .
Another Beatles Christmas Show continues its run at Hammersmith Odeon, London, UK, starring The Beatles, with support acts including Freddie And The Dreamers, The Yardbirds, Elkie Brooks, Sounds Incorporated , Mike Cotton Sound and Jimmy Savile as compere.
A package tour headlined by Roy Orbison and featuring Marianne Faithfull, The Rockin Berries and Cliff Bennett And The Rebel Rousers, plays at The Gaumont, Bradford, Yorkshire, UK.
Homer And Jethro record Rudolph The Flat-Nosed Reindeer, Santa Bay, Ornaments, Santa's Movin' On, All I Want For Christmas Is My Upper Plate and Santa Claus The Original Hippie, in RCA Victor Studio, 800 17th Avenue South, Nashville, Tennessee, USA.
The Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band begin a six week North American tour.
The Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band plays the first of two nights at The Showboat, Middlesbrough, Yorkshire, UK.
The United States House of Representatives passes a resolution introduced by Arkansas Representative Vic Snyder honouring Louis Jordan on the centenary of his birth.
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