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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.
, Molly Bee, Jo-Ann Campbell and Carding Cruz with his 24-piece orchestra play at Araneta Coliseum, The Philippines, Asia, during The Christmas Cavalcade Of International Stars.
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 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.
Musical comedy The Gay Life
is presented at The Shubert Theater, Broadway
, New York City, USA, during a run of 113 performances.
is undertaking a one-month tour of Spain, Europe, and Morocco, Africa, where he is performing for American troops, sponsored by the United Service Organizations.
is playing during a three-week engagement at the My Fair Lady club in Chicago, Illinois, USA.
plays during a lengthy engagement at Danny's Lounge, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA.
is playing throughout Christmas and New Year at The Caribe Room, Caribe Hilton Hotel, San Juan, Puerto Rico, Caribbean.
And His Orchestra are playing during a residency in The Grille Room of the Hotel Taft, New York City, USA.
, Dion, Johnny Tillotson, Freddy Cannon
, The Casuals, Frank Gari, Clarence 'Frogman' Henry and others play in the week-long Big Show at Medinah Temple, Chicago, Illinois, USA. The show is promoted by Sid Bernstein.
The Willis Brothers are playing during a week of shows at The Showboat, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
is playing at The Sutherland Lounge, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Josh White is playing at The Gate Of Horn, Chicago, Illinois, USA, supported by
Pianist Don Shirley and his trio are playing at The London House, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
George Brunis And His All-Star Dixieland Band is playing at Basin Street, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
WOR-tv in New York City, USA, presents a special hour-long Twist New Year's Eve show featuring Joey Dee And The Starliters.
and The Barry Sisters appear on tonight's edition of The Ed Sullivan
Show in tv in New York City, USA. Also in tonight's episode, The Hi-Lads perform Peppermint Twist with the twisters dancers from New York's Peppermint Lounge club.
The Chubby Checker
teen movie Twist Around The Clock opens at the New Victoria in London, England, UK, Europe, with Lionel Blair
's dance troupe hired to demonstrate The Twist
on stage each day.
plays at The Sports Arena, Los Angeles, California, USA.
is broadcast on CBS-tv in the USA.
A thirty minute programme entitled The Jazz Of
The Syncopators play for the New Year's Party at The Sunrise Restaurant, Center Moriches, Long Island, New York State, USA.
Phil Tucker is playing at The Cloister, Chicago, Illinois, USA, supported by dance act The Dobie Twins "with their famous Twist Party".
Mal Meredith And His Orchestra play for the New Year's Eve Celbration at Troc '59, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.
Al Johnson's Orchestra is playing for the New Year dance at Lakeview, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.
's year-end income for 1961 includes $902,610 from his movies and $775,078 from records and music publishing.
, Anita Harris, The Brook Brothers, Kenny Ball 's Jazzmen and The Easy Beats directed by Ken Jones, perform live on the BBC Light Programme radio show Easy Beat, from London, England, UK, Europe. The show is introduced by Brian Matthew.
plays two gigs in one night, first at The Academy Of Music, then at The Cotillion Society Ball in The Sheraton Hotel - both in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
Skiffle king Lonnie Donegan
misses an appearance on UK tv show Sunday Night At The London Palladium, because he is snowed up on the M1 motorway. Guitarist Bert Weedon
and all-round entertainer Roy Castle stand in for Donegan on the show.
And The Starliters play at Rominoff's, Beverly Hills, California, USA.
Actor and singer Mickey Rooney appears on the tv show What's My Line in the USA. During the show he mentions that he has started enrolling students in the MRSE (Mickey Rooney School of Entertainment), but this school venture will never come to fruition.
And His Cherokee Cowboys play a New Year's Eve show in Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA.
, June Carter, Flatt and Scruggs
and Marty Robbins
play in Camden, New Jersey, USA. While Robbins performs, Cash's bass player Marshall Grant lobs an M-80 firework into a backstage urinal, and the resulting blast covers a dressing room in sewage.