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The American-Yiddish musical revue Bagels And Yox is playing at The Holiday Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 208 performances.
The Irving Berlin musical and political satire Call Me Madam is playing at The Coliseum, London, England, UK, during a run of 485 performances. Main cast members are Billie Worth (Sally Adams), Anton Walbrook (Cosmo), Jeff Warren (Ken Gibson) and Shani Wallis (Princess Maria). Songs include The Hostess with the Mostes', It's a Lovely Day Today, The Ocarina, They Like Ike and You're Just in Love.
The musical revue New Faces Of 1952, is presented at The Royale Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 365 performances. The revue is perhaps best remembered because it features Eartha Kitt making her Broadway debut with the spectacular song, Monotonous, based on real events in her life.
The musical comedy Wish You Were Here, is presented at The Imperial Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 598 performances.
The musical Love From Judy is playing at The Saville Theatre, London, England, UK, during a run of 594 performances. The cast includes Jean Carson (Judy), Linda Gray (Grace), Bill O'Connor (Jervis) and Adelaide Hall (Butterfly) and songs including I Never Dream When I'm Asleep, Dear Daddy Long-Legs, Here We Are and A Touch of Voodoo.
The revue An Evening With Beatrice Lillie is presented at The Booth Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 276 performances. As well as its actress-singer star, the show features piano duettists Eddie And Rack.
Max Bygraves is appearing in the revue Wonderful Time at The Palladium, London, England, UK, with The Billy Cotton Band, The Bernard Brothers and Joy Nichols.
Frankie Masters And His Orchestra are playing for the Ice Show - Calendar Capers - at The Boulevard Room of The Conrad Hilton Hotel, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Irish tenor Bill Dwyer is appearing at Club Alabam, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Violinist Gene Pringle And His Orchestra with 'songstress' Lilli Malloy is playing at The Lotus Room, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Gay Crosse And His Good Humor Six play during a week-long engagement at Club Ebony, Cleveland, Ohio, USA. Saxophonist with the band during these dayes is John Coltrane.
Sophie Tucker plays during a week at Chez Paree, Chicago, Illinois, USA. Tucker's residency coincides with the 20th Anniversary of the club.
Frankie Laine and Jeri Southern are appearing at The Chicago Theater, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Ray Pearl And His Orchestra, featuring Lois Costello and Bill Barlowe, are playing at The Trianon Ballroom, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Muggsy Spanier is playing at The Blue Note, Chicago, Illinois, USA, with The Johnny Allen Trio.
Todays music-themed shows on the BBC Light Programme in the UK, include Rhythm In The Sun featuring Stanley Black And The Dance Orchestra; Hullo There! featuring The Junior Accordion Band, Billy Mayerl and George Myddleton at two pianos, The Fleeting Footnotes, Rhythm Players and The King Brothers; The Billy Cotton Band Show with Alan Breeze and Doreen Stephens; Grand Hotel featuring Tom Jenkins And The Palm Court Orchestra with Evelyn Rothwell (oboe) and George Hancock (baritone); Charlie Kunz at the piano; and Henry Hall's Guest Night in which "Stars of the stage, screen, radio, and concert perform with the Augmented BBC Revue Orchestra".
Steven King is born in New York City, USA. He will find success as a virtuoso, award-winning fingerstyle guitar player and recording artist.
The musical comedy revue Hold Everything is presented at The Empire Room, Palmer House Hotel, Chicago, Illinois, USA, featuring Joe Howard, Leo De Lyon, Nat Brandwynne And His Orchestra, Bambi Lynn, Rod Alexander, McCaffrey And Susanne, Betty Lorraine, Bob De Voye, The Abbott Dancers, Earl Barton, Patricia Manning, Tom Morgan, Larry Allen and The Trio Bassi.
A Kiwi Association Variety Concert is held at The Victoria Memorial Theatre, Singapore, Asia.
Eddy Howard And His Orchestra are playing at The Aragon Ballroom, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Tania Salazar Rodríguez is born in Caracas, Venezuela, South America. She will find success as a singer of folk and popular songs uber the mononym Tania.
The term "The Beat Generation" is first seen in print in a feature by John Clellon Holmes in the New York Times magazine. The term will come to be the defining phrase by which the hip youth and creative individuals of the 1950s will come to be known.
Jeff Jarvis is born in Rochester, New York State, USA. He will find success as a jazz trumpet player, composer, educator and music publisher.
"Piano humourist" Hots Michaels is appearing at The Sherman Hotel, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Recently signed to Capitol Records, country singer Faron Young is inducted into the US Army. Asked whether he was drafted or signed up voluntarily, he responded, "I didn't join nuthin'. They had to come get me. You notice one of my arms is longer than the other one? They pulled it." He will score his first hit single, Goin' Steady, while still in basic training.
Joan Blondell and Robert Shackleton are starring in the "Happy Musical Show" A Tree Grows In Brooklyn, at The Shubert Theatre, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Edith Piaf is the main musical guest on The Ed Sullivan Show in New York City, USA.
Today's edition of The Roy Rogers Show, starring singing cowboy Roy Rogers and his wife Dale Evans, on tv in the USA is entitled The Feud.