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The musical Bet Your Life is running at The London Hippodrome, London, England, UK, starring Julie Wilson, Brian Reece, Arthur Askey, Sally Ann Howes. Songs in the show include I Love Being in Love, It’s the Female of the Species, Hook Line and Sinker, I Want a Great Big Hunk of Man, All on Account of a Guy.
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.
Tiny Bradshaw And His Orchestra play during a four-week engagement in Cincinnati, Ohio, USA.
Bandleader Benny Strong is playing during three months at The Mark Hopkins Hotel, San Francisco, California, USA.
Louis Jordan is playing during a two-week engagement at The Say When Club, San Francisco, California, USA.
Louis Jordan's Tympany Five plays during ten nights of shows at The Say-When, San Francisco, California, USA.
Arthur Prysock is playing during a two-week stand at The Flame Show Bar, Detroit, Michigan, USA.
Hank Snow And His Rainbow Ranch Boys are playing during a two-week engagement at The Astor Roof, Hotel Astor, New York City, USA.
Ivory Joe Hunter is playing during a week at The Ebony Club, Cleveland, Ohio, USA.
Guy Mitchell plays at The Palladium Theatre, London, England, UK, during a two-week engagement.
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Charlie Parker, accompanied by The James "Rev" Beasley Combo plays during an eleven night engagement at El Capitan, Kansas City, Missouri, USA.
Bull Moose Jackson is playing at The Savoy Ballroom, New York City, USA.
Ray Pearl And His Musical Gems are playing during a month at The Roosevelt Hotel, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA.
The Billy May Orchestra is playing during a week at Coney Island, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA.
Ted Fio Rito And His Orchestra are playing at El Rancho Vegas, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
When Johnnie Ray opens at The Metropolitan Theater, Boston, Massachusetts, USA, a canister of tear gas is thrown into the audience, sending more than 1200 fans racing out into the street. Police state that the incident may have been a stunt cooked up by a publicist.
Roy Brown is playing at The San Jacinto Club, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA.
Louis Armstrong plays at The Spring Valley Ballroom, Spring Valley, Illinois, USA, breaking all previous records. According to Billboard magazine he drew 1,852 fans, making a net gross of $2,900, from which the band earned $1,740. Tickets cost $1.75 or $2.00 each.
T-Bone Walker, Jimmy Witherspoon, Al Hibbler, Big Jay McNeely, Peppermint Harris, Joe Houston and Floyd Dixon play at The Third Annual Blues Jubilee, in Shrine Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USA.
The recently founded Duke Records of Memphis, Tennessee, USA, is bought out by the longer-established Peacock Records of Houston, Texas, USA.
Ike Carpenter And His Band are playing at The Flamingo, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
Sarah Vaughan and Hal 'Cornbread' Singer play at the inauguration of the Saturday night cruises along the Chesapeake River from Washington DC, USA.
Joe Turner is playing during three weeks at The Dew Drop Inn, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA.
Ken Rattenbury And His Jazz Quintet play at The Festival Hall, East Kirkby, Lincolnshire, England, UK, Europe.
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.