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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.
The Noel Coward
-composed musical Sail Away
is presented at The Broadhurst Theatre, Broadway
, New York City, USA, during a run of 167 performances.
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.
, 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
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.
Don Holly, The Hi-Riders and Patty Boyd are playing three shows a day at The Rod And Custom Automobile Show, Grand Rapids, Michigan, 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.
is playing at The Sutherland Lounge, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
"Sizzling, soulful, singing sensation" Rosette Shaw is appearing at Mister Kelly's, Chicago, Illinois, USA, as support to Professor Irwin Corey.
George Brunis And His All-Star Dixieland Band is playing at Basin Street, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
And His Cherokee Cowboys play a New Year's Eve show in Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA.
, 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.
And The Blue Boys, LeRoy Van Dyke, The Duke Of Paducah
, Mother Maybelle, Helen, June and Anita Carter, The Cates Sisters, Dianne Hamilton, Gary Van And The Western Starliters, Mack Sanders And The Ranch Boys, Jeannie Pierson and Herkimer Pushbroom play a live show in Omaha, Nebraska, USA.
The Syncopators play for the New Year's Party at The Sunrise Restaurant, Center Moriches, Long Island, New York State, USA.
Gaby Haas And His Barn Dance Gang play live for the New Year's Eve Frolic in Wye Hall, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.
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.
's year-end income for 1961 includes $902,610 from his movies and $775,078 from records and music publishing.
Mal Meredith And His Orchestra play for the New Year's Eve Celbration at Troc '59, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.
, The Beach Boys
play their first gig under that name at the Richie Valens Memorial Dance in The Municipal Auditorium, Long Beach, California, USA.
As support to Ike And
The musical Irma La Douce
closes at The Alvin Theatre, New York City, USA, after 524 performances on Broadway
Aspiring blues-rock singer Janis Joplin
performs at The Halfway House Coffee Club, Beaumont, Texas, USA.
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.
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.
Phil Tucker is playing at The Cloister, Chicago, Illinois, USA, supported by dance act The Dobie Twins "with their famous Twist Party".
And The Starliters play at Rominoff's, Beverly Hills, California, USA.
plays at The Sports Arena, Los Angeles, California, 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.
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.
Al Johnson's Orchestra is playing for the New Year dance at Lakeview, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.