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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.
The musical Hazel Flagg, with music by Jule Styne and lyrics by Bob Hilliard, is playing at The Mark Hellinger Theatre, New York City, USA, during a run of 190 performances.
The musical comedy Wonderful Town, starring Rosalind Russell, is playing at The Winter Garden Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 559 performances.
Chris Powell And The 5 Blue Flames play at The Showboat Cafe, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
The Lew Diamond Orchestra is performing live at The Auto Show in the International Amphitheatre, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
The Dave Brubeck Quartet and The Jackson-Harris Herd are playing at The Blue Note, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Cornelia Otis Skinner is starring in her solo revue Paris 90, with music and lyrics by Kay Swift, at The Blackstone Theatre, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
The Irving Berlin musical Call Me Madam is running at The Shubert Theatre, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
The Douglas Duke Trio is playing at The Hour Glass, Newark, New Jersey, USA.
The headline story on the cover of UK music weekly Melody Maker features Johnnie Ray declaring, "I cry real tears - it's not an act."
The Carlisles make their Grand Ole Opry debut in the Ryman Auditorium, Nashville, Tennessee, USA.
Hound Dog by Willie Mae Big Mama Thornton on Peacock Records enters the Billboard R'n'B Chart in the USA. It will spend 14 weeks on the chart, seven of them at No1.
Hank Locklin headlines the Big D Jamboree at The Sportatorium, Dallas, Texas, USA.
Singer-songwriter Cindy Bullens (aka Cidny Bullens) is born in Massachusetts, USA.
Robert Johnson (not to be confused with the pioneering blues musician) is born in Miami, Florida, USA. He will find success as the drummer for KC And The Sunshine Band.
Jazz saxophonist Armando Cairo is born in Amsterdam, Netherlands, Europe.
The Kirby Stone Quintet with Martha Raye is playing at The 5 O'Clock Club, Miami, Florida, USA.
Floyd Dixon and Margie Day headline The Carolina Ball, at the Hunts Point Palace, New York, USA.
Wayne Muir And His Glasshatters are playing at The Congress Hotel, Chicago, Illinois, USA. Muir is reportedly making use of a new instrument 'The Clavioline' in his live shows.
Ted Lewis is headlining at The Latin Quarter, New York City, USA.
Chris O'Connell is born in Williamsport, Maryland, USA. She will find success as a singer and guitarist with Asleep At The Wheel when the group scores its only country hit, The Letter That Johnny Walker Read, in 1975.
Tom McDermott and Carlos Vaccaro are playing at The Cloverleaf Club, Sioux Falls, South Dakota, USA.
(How Much Is) That Doggie In The Window by Patti Page reaches No1 in the Billboard Best Selling Singles chart in the USA for the first of eight weeks.
Jazz pianist Bud Powell is playing at Birdland, Broadway, New York City, USA.