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The Steven Sondheim musical Gypsy, starring Ethel Merman, is performed on Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 702 performances.
The musical Irma La Douce is running at The Plymouth Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA. It runs at The Plymouth for more than a year before transferring to The Alvin Theatre.
The Noel Coward-composed musical Sail Away is presented at The Broadhurst Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 167 performances.
The musical Milk And Honey, with music and lyrics by Jerry Herman, is playing at The Martin Beck Theater on Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 543 performances.
The stage musical Do-Re-Mi, starring Max Bygraves, with music by Jule Styne, is playing at the Prince Of Wales Theatre, London, England, Europe, during a run of 169 performances.
The stage musical How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying, starring Rudy Vallee, is playing at the 46th Street Theater on Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 1,417 performances.
Tommy Steele, Teddy Johnson And Pearl Carr, Jimmy James, The Raindrops, Joe Baker And Jack Douglas, Desmond Walter-Ellis, The KIms and Regine And Andre Berny play during a seven-week season at The Coventry Theatre, Coventry, England, UK, Europe.
The Vandergrift Brothers are playing during a four week long engagement in Rockland, Maine, USA.
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The musical Kwamina is playing at The 54th Street, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of just 32 performances.
The musical Irma La Douce is presented at The Alvin Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA during a total of 524 Broadway performances.
Jimmie Davis, a longtime Decca recording artist and also Governor of Louisiana, officially opens the 10th Annual WSM Country Music Festival in Nashville, Tennessee, USA.
Cashing in on The Twist dance craze, Oliver And The Twisters release a new single, Mother Goose Twist, on Colpix Records in the USA.
Dick And Dee Dee, Jan And Dean, Jerry Fuller and The Checkers Orchestra play at The Danceland Ballroom, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, USA, as part of a Dick Clark Car avan Of Stars.
Roy Acuff's Smokey Mountain Boys, Red Foley and Uncle Cyp play the first of two nights in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
Cy Grant performs a topical calypso on the BBC tv current affairs programme Tonight in London, England, UK.
Gerry And The Pacemakers headline the evening show at The Cavern Club, Liverpool, England, UK, Europe.
Jackie Wilson plays the fourth night in a week of shows at The Apollo Theater, Harlem, New York City, USA.
The Rabin Band, Barbara Kay, Colin Day, Ray Pilgrim, The Hound Dogs, Arthur Greenslade And His Swingin' Piano, Groovin' Don Sanford, Rockin' Rex Morris, The Razz-Ma-Tazzers and Terry Lightfoot perform live on the BBC Light Programme lunchtime radio show Go Man Go.
Impresario Larry Parnes' package tour, Star Spangled Nights, plays at The Granada, Kingston, England, UK, Europe. Featured artists include Billy Fury, Eden Kane, Joe Brown, Tommy Bruce, The Allisons, The Viscounts, The Karl Denver Trio, Peter Jay And The Jaywalkers, Terry Hale and newcomer Georgie Fame.
The musical Kean, based on the life of 18th Century Shakespearean actor Edmund Kean, is playing at The Broadway Theater, New York City, USA, during a run of 92 performances.
Pioneering country stars Hank Williams and Jimmie Rodgers (a.k.a. The Yodelling Brakeman), are posthumously elected to the newly-opened Country Music Hall Of Fame in Nashville, Tennessee, USA.
The Andy Doll Band plays a gig in Clear lake, Iowa, USA.
Eddie 'Big Blues' Carson and The Bobby Smith Band play the first of three nights at Hines Farm Blues Club, Swanton, Ohio, USA.
Helen Shapiro, Danny Williams, The Brook Brothers, Robin Hall and Jimmie Macgregor and The Galliards, The Two Tones, The Red Price Combo, Joe Baker and Jack Douglas play at The Gaumont, Lewisham, London, England, UK, Europe.
Sonny Burns releases a new single, Patches On My Heart, on United Artists Records in the USA.
Paul Anka, Chubby Checker, Duane Eddy, The Shirelles, Clarence 'Frogman' Henry and others play at Memorial Auditorium, Dallas, Texas, USA, as part of the Dick Clark C aravan Of Stars.
Brook Benton plays the first night in a week of shows at The Roberts Show Club, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
Val Doonican stars in Your Date With Val on the BBC Light Programme radio service in London, England, UK, Europe.
John Barry releases a new single, Stringbeat, on Columbia Records in the USA.
Homer And Jethro, The Jordanaires, The Anita Kerr Singers, Hank Thompson And His Brazos Valley Boys, Wanda Jackson, The Nashville Recording All-Stars and Bill Purcell play at the Country Music Association's 3rd Annual Banquet in Nashville, Tennessee, USA.
Radio Station WSM begins its 10th Annual Country Music Festival in Nashville, Tennessee, USA, with the participation of artists including Roy Acuff, June Carter, Flatt And Scruggs, Hawkshaw Hawkins, Patsy Cline, Chet Atkins, Stonewall Jackson, Skeeter Davis, Cowboy Copas, Bill Monroe, Lonzo and Oscar, Ernest Tubb, Stringbean, Jim Reeves, The Jordanaires, Hank Snow and Marty Robbins.
Red Foley, Uncle Cyp Brasfield and Speedy Haworth play the first of two nights at Massey Hall, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.