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A programme of "refined vaudeville", featuring The Jennie Eddie Trio (Novelty singing and comedy), Boyce And Wilson (Black-face fun-furnishers who dance) and Zoe Matthews (The popular Casino girl) is presented at The Ocean View Theatre, Norfolk, Virginia, USA.
Comedian, singer and all-round entertainer Eddie Foy plays the last night of one week at The Columbia Theatre, San Francisco, California, USA.
Clarice Vance, billed as "The Best Singer Of Coon Songs", plays at The Palace Theatre, New York City, USA.
A revived musical comedy The Casino Girl plays at The Knickerbocker Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of thirty-two performances.
Josephine Gassman And Her Pickaninnies play at The Chutes And Zoo, San Francisco, California, USA. Also onthe bill are The Gillen Family, Madeline Franks, Powers And Freed, Carroll The Whistler and The Samayoas.
The musical comedy Florodora is playing at The Casino Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA. The show is billed as featuring the "Famous Double Sextette" and a chorus of 75.
Billed as 'The Sweetest Singer On The Stage', Mr Chauncey Olcott appears in the new comedy Garrett O'Magh, at The Columbia Theatre, San Francisco, California, USA.
The musical comedy Florodora is playing at The Casino Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA. The show is billed as featuring 'its world-renowned mirth, melody and merrie maidens'.
The musical comedy Florodora is presented at The Casino Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 505 performances.
The Klaw And Erlanger Opera Company is presenting the musical comedy Foxy Quiller with Jerome Sykes, at The Metropolitan Theatre, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA.
The musical comedy Miss Bob White, written by Willard Spenser, is playing at The Columbia Theatre, Washington DC, USA.
The Orpheum Show, featuring McIntyre And Heath, Joe Welch, Les Aglos Trio, Elizabeth Murray, W.C.Fields, The Serenaders, Macomber And Engleton and The Union Gatling Guards, plays at The Grand Theatre, St. Paul, Minnesota, USA.
Musical comedy The Belle Of Broadway is playing at The Winter Garden Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of seventeen performances.
The Topsey Turvey Burlesquers are appearing at The Star Theatre, St. Paul, Minnesota, USA.
The Weber And Fields' burlesque show Fiddle-Dee-Dee is playing at Fischer's Theatre, San Francisco, California, USA.
Fiddle Dee Dee, starring Kolb And Dill, is playing at Fischer's Theatre, San Francisco, California, USA.
Twirly-Whirly, billed as "the new musical absurdity" is presented at Weber And Fields Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA.
McIntyre And Heath, Mignonette Kokin, The Stelling Troupe, Long And Cotton, The Melani Trio and Rawson And June are playing in The Orpheum Show at The Grand Theatre, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA.
The "sparkling musical comedy" A Trip To Chicago is presented at The Criterion Theatre, Sydney, Australia, Oceania, starring John F. Sheridan as "the humourous Irish mother-in-law" Johanna Murphy.
Ed F. Rush's Bon Tons open for a week at The Empire Theatre, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA.
Dan Leno is appearing in the pantomime Mother Goose at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, London, England, UK, Europe.
Weber And Field's burlesque musical Hoity Toity is presented at Fischer's Theatre, San Francisco, California, USA.
The Primrose Minstrels play at Whitley Opera House, Emporia, Kansas, USA.
Musical comedy The Girl From Utah closes at The Knickerbocker Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, after a run of 140 performances. This production features several songs by Jerome Kern, including They Didn't Believe Me, which will become a popular standard, recorded by artists including Frank Sinatra, George Sanders, Dinah Washington, Jeanette MacDonald, Charlie Parker, Elvis Costello, Stan Kenton, Bill Frisell, Harry Belafonte, Leontyne Price and Marian McPartland.
The Ziegfeld Follies of 1915, aka The Blue Follies, is playing at The New Amsterdam Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 104 performances.
The musical comedy Nobody Home plays during its 5th month at Maxine Elliott's Theatre, New York City, USA.
The musical comedy Bye, Bye, Bonnie is presented at The Ritz Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 125 performances on Broadway.
The musical comedy Sweet Adeline, with music by Jerome Kern, is playing at Hammerstein's Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 234 performances.
Bob Shaffner's Spirits Of Rhythm play at Dave's Cafe, Chicago, Illinois, USA. The cafe also features Leonard Reed's All Rhythm Revue, featuring Windy and Gussie, Callie Dill, Mary Richards, Mattie Hedgman and others.
Noel Coward and Gertrude Lawrence record dialogue and duets from Tonight at 8.30 in London, UK.
Musical revue The Show Is On, starring Beatrice Lillie and Bert Lahr, opens at The Winter Garden Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, where it will run for 236 performances.
Comedy cabaret trio Kyra, Roby And Harry open at The Raffles Hotel, Singapore, Malaya, Asia.
The Irving Berlin musical comedy Call Me Madam is presented on Broadway at The Imperial Theatre, New York City, USA, during a run of 644 performances.
Comedy actress and singer Martha Raye appears on The Sam Gyson Radio Show, which is broadcast live from Mammy's Restaurant, Miami, Florida, USA. The performance, however, violates an American Guild Of Variety Aretists' edict that members should not appear on radio shows originating in eateries. As a result, she will be made to appear before the Guild board to explain her actions.
Minnie Pearl plays a show in Greenwood, Mississippi, USA.
Outrageous British comedy-horror rock'n'roller Screaming Lord Sutch announces that he intends to run for election as an independent candidate at the upcoming Stratford-Upon-Avon by-election.
The Rolling Stones' fourth UK tour continues at The Locarno, Coventry, supported by The Overlanders, The Barron Knights, David John And The Mood, Julie Grant, The Caravelles and Tony Marsh.
Herman's Hermits open in pantomime at The Royal Theatre, Chester, UK, with Herman in the lead role of Dick Whittington.
Freddie And The Dreamers arrive back in the UK at the end of an American tour.
Ian Whitcomb releases the single You Turn Me On, in the USA.
The Monkees begin filming the pilot episode for their upcoming tv series, in Los Angeles, California, USA.
Homer And Jethro record Hillbilly Hippie and I Crept Into The Crypt And Cried in RCA Victor Studio, 800 17th Avenue South, Nashville, Tennessee, USA.
Scott Walker who has been billed to open for a two weeks at The Golden Garter, Wythenshaw, UK, pulls out and is replaced by Freddie And The Dreamers.
Tiny Tim plays the last of five nights at The Troubadour, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Frank Zappa is in The Record Plant, Los Angeles, California, USA, recording the tracks Khaki Sack and Bass And Drum Song.
Chas And Dave play at The Guildhall, Cambridge, England, UK, Europe.
John Cooper Clarke plays at The Cricketers, The Oval, London, England, UK, Europe, supported by The Rhubarb Tarts.
The second day of the annual Glastonbury Festival takes place at Worthy Farm, Pilton, Somerset, UK. Acts appearing today include Coldplay, New Order, Interpol, Ash, Kaiser Chiefs, Goldie Lookin' Chain, Taj Mahal, Echo And The Bunnymen, Hayseed Dixie, Razorlight, Kasabian and KT Tunstall.
Suggs, frontman of Madness, stars in Suggs - My Life Story, at The Garrick Theatre, London, UK.
One Direction win the Top Tour Award, Radio City Music Hall is top venue under 10,000 seats, and Modest! Management is named Top Manager at The 11th Annual Billboard Touring Conference And Awards at The Edison Ballroom, New York City, USA. For full list of winners see Read More...
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