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Musical comedy The Casino Girl is playing at The Casino Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 105 performances.
Musical comedy The Casino Girl is playing at The Casino Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 105 performances.
The comic opera Madeleine or The Magic Kiss is playing at The Tivoli, San Francisco, California, USA.
The musical comedy San Toy is playing at Daly's Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 65 performances.
The musical farce Star And Garter plays at The Victoria Theatre, New York City, USA, during a run of 22 performances.
The musical comedy Florodora is presented at The Casino Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 505 performances.
The musical comedy Florodora is presented at The Casino Theatre, New York City, USA, during a run of 505 performances.
The musical comedy Florodora is performed at The Winter Garden Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 48 shows.
Knute Erickson is starring in the musical entertainment Yon Yonson at The Bijou Theatre, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA.
The musical comedy Florodora is performed at The Winter Garden Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 48 shows.
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 Original Eastern Burgomaster Players perform The Explorers at The Century Theatre, St. Louis, Missouri, USA. The show is billed as "This season's musical sensation", featuring "All of the original girlie choristers".
The Singing Girl! with music by Victor Herbert, plays at The Tivoli Opera House, San Francisco, California, USA.
Having run for 166 performances, the musical The Old Town closes at The Globe Theatre on 46th Street, New York City, USA.
The musical revue, The Passing Show Of 1915, is playing at The Winter Garden Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 145 performances.
Musical comedy The Girl From Utah is playing at The Knickerbocker Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 24 performances. Already having proved a success in London, England, UK, several new songs by Jereome Kern have been added, including They Didn't Believe Me, which will become a popular standard, recorded by artists including Frank Sinatra, George Sanders, Dinah Washington, Jeanette MacDonald, Charlie Parker, Elvis Costello, Stan Kenton, Bill Frisell, Harry Belafonte, Leontyne Price and Marian McPartland.
Musical The Blue Paradise is playing at The Casino Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA. A review in The Evening Journal hails it as "Replete with good music and excellent songs." The show will run on Broadway for 356 performances.
Musical The Blue Paradise is playing at The Casino Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 356 performances. A review in The Evening Journal hailed it as "Replete with good music and excellent songs."
The musical comedy Two Is Company opens at The Lyric Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, where it will run for 29 performances.
The "farcical musical comedy" The Only Girl is playing at The Orpheum, Portland, Oregon, USA.
Billy Wynne's Greenwich Village Inn Orchestra record Keep On Dancing for Edison Records in New York City, USA. The song, composed by Charles Marsh and Bobby O'Brien, was first heard in the musical No No Nanette.
At the opening of the new 1,200-seater $315,000 State Theatre, Eau Claire, Wisconsin, USA, theatre-goers are treated to two-hour show which includes Richard Bach's musical description of 'Movies' on the Wurlitzer organ, 'A Syncopated Menu' Jazz Revue by eighteen singers, dancers, and comedians, a performance of the State Concert Orchestra, and the highlight of the evening, a vaudeville act, 'Classified', starring Corinne Griffith.
The musical revue Earl Carroll's Vanities [1926] is presented at The Earl Carroll Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 303 performances.
The musical comedy Bye, Bye, Bonnie is presented at The Ritz Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 125 performances on Broadway.
The stage musical Wake Up And Dream opens at the London Pavilion, London, UK, where it will run for 263 performances with a cast featuring Jessie Matthews, Sonnie Hale, Tillie Losch, Douglas Byng and Elsie Carlisle. The show includes songs by Cole Porter, including Let's Do It, Let's Fall in Love and What Is This Thing Called Love?.
The musical Girl Crazy by George And Ira Gershwin opens at The Alvin Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA. The show will run for 272 performances and will make stars of Ethel Merman and Ginger Rogers.
Much-loved light opera and musical star Ferris Hartman dies of starvation in a hotel room in Oakland, California, USA.
The musical revue Ziegfield Follies of 1936 opens at The Winter Garden Theatre, New York City, USA, where it will for a total of 115 performances.
The musical comedy Hellzapoppin', starring Olsen and Johnson is performed at The 46th Street Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a total run of 1404 performances at three different theatres.
The musical comedy Hellzapoppin', starring Olsen and Johnson is performed at The 46th Street Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a total run of 1404 performances at three different theatres.
The musical revue Sim Sala Bim, with words and music by Alvin H. Jansen, is playing at The Morosco Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 54 performances.
Billboard magazine's Top 10 Singles in the USA for the week beginning on this date are as follows :



1. I'll Never Smile Again - Tommy Dorsey, Frank Sinatra and The Pied Pipers

2. Blueberry Hill - Glenn Miller and Ray Eberle

3. I'm Nobody's Baby - Judy Garland

4. Maybe - The Ink Spots

5. Only Forever - Bing Crosby

6. Sierra Sue - Bing Crosby

7. When The Swallows Come Back To Capistrano - The Ink Spots

8. Trade Winds - Bing Crosby

9. Beat Me Daddy (Eight To The Bar) - Will Bradley And Ray McKinley

10. The Nearness Of You - Glenn Miller And Ray Eberle

The Irving Berlin musical Louisiana Purchase is presented at The Imperial Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 444 performances.
The American Federation Of Musicians lifts its ban on recording of music, which has been in operation since August 1, 1942.
The musical revue Michael Todd's Peep Show opens at The Winter Garden Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, where it will run for 278 performances.
Opera singers Robert Merrill and Rise Stevens record tracks for an LP of selections from the George Gershwin opera Porgy And Bess, for RCA Victor records in the USA. Intriguingly, the album features no black singers at all, despite the opera having been written for an African-American cast.
Gay's The Word, a musical comedy composed by Ivor Novello and Alan Melville, is playing at The Saville Theatre, London, UK, during a run of 504 performances. The show features songs including Vitality, It's Bound To Be Right On The Night, Sweet Thames, On Such A Night As This, Bees Are Buzzin' and Finder Please Return.
The popular Lerner and Loewe musical Brigadoon is playing at The Music Theater, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
The movie comedy musical Sailor Beware, starring Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis, is released to cinemas in Spain, Europe.
Musical comedy star Janet Blair sings I Am Woman, You Are Man (from the Broadway hit Funny Girl) and As You Desire Me, on the Red Skelton Show on tv in the USA.
Judy Garland records the Lionel Bart compositions Maggie, Maggie May and There's Only One Union in London, UK. The tracks will appear on her EP Judy Garland Sings Maggie May.
Backstage during the Broadway run of the Barbra Streisand musical Funny Girl, her leading man, Sydney Chaplin, argues with Streisand and leaves the show before his contract is up.
Pete Seeger, The Hollies and Susan Maughan are the musical guests on tv show The New London Palladium Show in London, England, UK.
David Cassidy makes his Broadway, New York City, USA, debut in the stage musical The Fig Leaves Are Falling. The show will close after four performances but a casting director who sees it invites Cassidy to take a screen test. In 1969, Cassidy will move to Los Angeles, California, USA, where he will find success in the cast of tv series The Partridge Family.
The Rolling Thunder Revue, a traveling cavalcade headed by Bob Dylan and featuring an ever-changing cast of his long-time musical comrades, plays at the South Eastern Massachusetts University, North Dartmouth, Massachusetts, USA.
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Lloyd Glenn dies of a heart attack, aged 75, at his home in Los Angeles, California, USA. A popular session pianist, working with Kid Ory and Big Joe Turner, Glenn was also a fine musical arranger. His solo career featured several r'n'b hits in the USA during the early 50s.
Stephen Oremus, Ezra Koenig, Josh Groban, David Bryne, Steven Page, Rufus Wainwright and Brennan Hall take part in If I Loved You: Gentleman Prefer Broadway - An Evening Of Duets, at The Shore Club, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
8:58, a new musical project helmed by Paul Hartnoll, formerly of Orbital, plays at The Ritz, Manchester, UK.
British rapper Giggs speaks out against the Metropolitan Police's use of the controversial Form 696 which requires venues in London, England, UK, Europe, to supply the names, stage names, addresses and phone numbers of all promoters and artists participating in an event - particularly if a night "predominantly features DJs or MCs performing to a backing track". Form 696 is widely thought to have racist implications, and Giggs declares, "They need to work with us. If they think there's a threat then help us - put some police out there and work with us rather than just shutting us down."
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