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Comedy

A "brilliant, frisky, English musical novelty, The French Maid, performed by the "Greatest cast Ever Seen In San Francisco", is playing at Fischer's Theatre, San Francisco, California, USA.
Musical Comedy The Casino Girl is playing at The Casino Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 105 performances.
The musical comedy Florodora is presented during a lengthy run at The Casino Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA.
The musical comedy Florodora is presented during a lengthy run at The Casino Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA.
The Girl With The Auburn Hair (Irene Franklin), The Fraser Troupe, Fred Niblo, Joseph Adelman, The Onllaw Trio and Burton's Acrobatic Comedy Dogs (including the highest-leaping greyhouds on earth), are playing at The Orpheum Theatre, San Francisco, California, USA.
Klaw And Erlanger's Troubadours present Harry B. Smith's musical comedy The Liberty Belles at The Madison Square Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA.
Jefferson De Angelis appears in A Royal Rogue, billed as "The Season's Most delightful Musical offering", at The Columbia Theatre, San Francisco, California, USA.
The musical comedy Florodora is presented at The New York Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA. The show will play on Broadway for a total of 505 performances.
The musical comedy Dolly Varden is presented at The Herald Square Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 163 performances.
The Colby Family, billed as "Vaudeville's most entertaining Musical Speciality" are playing at The Columbia Theatre, St. Louis, Missouri, USA.
The musical comedy Miss Simplicity, featuring Helen Lord, is playing at The Casino Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 56 performances.
The Sultan Of Sulu, billed as a "merry musical modern satire" continues a lengthy run at The Studebaker Theatre, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
The musical comedy Weary Willie Walker opens at The Star Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, where it will run for just eight performances.
"Venetian Serenaders" The Five Nosses, "Statuesque Singer" Marie Dresser and "Singing And Dancing Comedians" The Knight Brothers are providing the musical entertainment at The Orpheum Theatre, San Francisco, California, USA.
Fred Irwin's Big Show presents two Burlesques, Are You An Eagle and At Gay Coney, at Kernan's Theatre, Washington DC, USA.
The Singing Girl! with music by Victor Herbert, plays at The Tivoli Opera House, San Francisco, California, USA.
The Bowery Burlesquers are appearing at The Hopkins Theatre, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
The musical comedy Little Johnny Jones, opens at the Liberty Theatre on Broadway, New York City, USA. Written by Vaudeville songwriter George M. Cohan, it will change the face of American musical theatre.
The musical comedy Piff! Paff!! Pouf!!!, with music by Jean Schwartz and lyrics by William Jerome, is running at The Majestic Theatre, Columbus Circle, New York City, USA, during a run of eight performances.
The musical comedy Funabashi plays at The Casino Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 32 performances.
Nick's Roller Skating Girls, billed as "a sextette of stunning beauties, introducing a varied programme of dancing on ball-bearing rollers", headline at The Empress Theatre, Portland, Oregon, USA. The bill also includes "the unusually talented and beautiful" comic vocalist Marie Stoddard, plus Gilbert Losee, billed as "America's vocal phenomenon ... the triple-voiced vocalist".
The musical comedy The Queen Of The Movies, with music by Jean Gilbert and lyrics by Edward A. Paulton, opens at The Globe Theatre, 46th Street, New York City, USA. It will run for 104 performances.
The musical comedy Nobody Home plays during its 5th month at Maxine Elliott's Theatre, New York City, USA.
The musical comedy revue Hands Up, billed as featuring a "stage gorged with pretty girls and elaborate costumes", is playing at The 44th Street Theatre, New York City, USA.
The musical comedy revue Hands Up, billed as featuring a "stage gorged with pretty girls and elaborate costumes", is playing at The 44th Street Theatre, New York City, USA.
The burlesque show Maids Of America is presented at The Columbia Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA.
The 3-act musical comedy The Girl Who Smiles is presented at The Longacre Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA.
The musical comedy, The Velvet Lady, with music by Victor Herbert, is playing at The Forrest Theatre, Philadelphia, pennsylvania, USA.
The musical comedy hit Irene is running at The Vanderbilt Theatre, New York City, USA.
The musical comedy Irene is presented at The Vanderbilt Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 675 performances. When it closes, it will have set a record as the longest-running show in Broadway history.
The musical comedy Fifty Million Frenchmen, with songs by Cole Porter, begins tryouts at the Colonial Theatre, Boston, Massachusetts, USA, where it will run for 254 performances. Perhaps the best-known song in the show is You Do Something To Me.
The musical comedy Roberta, with music by Jerome Kern and lyrics by Otto Harbach, is playing at The New Amsterdam Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 295 performances.
Yogi Yorgesson releases a new single, I Yust Go Nuts At Christmas, on Capitol Records in the USA.
It is reported that Columbia Records in New York City, USA, has signed up Noel Coward and Ogden Nash to write a new treatment of The Carnival Of The Animals by Saint-Saens for release as an LP.
The MGM musical comedy film Royal Wedding, starring Fred Astaire and Jane Powell, with music by Burton Lane and lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner, is released to cinemas in Sweden, Europe.
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 comedy musical film Road To Bali, starring Bob Hope, Bing Crosby and Dorothy Lamour, is released to cinemas in Italy, Europe.
Belle Barth is playing at The Roundtable, New York City, USA.
Minnie Pearl plays a live show at Dresden, Ontario, Canada.
My Boomerang Won't Come Back by Charlie D rake enters the UK pop singles chart at No16, its highest position.
Duke Ellington And His Orchestra are playing during a week-long engagement at The Apollo Theatre, New York City, USA, supported by Moms Mabley, Bunny Briggs, Ada Lee and The Grandison Singers.
Cowboy Copas and Stringbean play a live gig in Waterloo, Iowa, USA.
Johnny Cash, The Tennessee Three, June Carter, Roger Miller, Gordon Terry and Johnny Western appear on The Big D Jamboree, from KRLD-AM Radio in Dallas, Texas, USA.
The teen-oriented movie Ski Party, a musical comedy starring singing idol Frankie Avalon, opens at cinemas in the USA. The movie also features appearances by James Brown And The Famous Flames, Lesley Gore and The Hondells.
The Fugs play the last of five consecutive Saturday gigs at The Bridge Theatre, New York City, USA.
Herman of Herman's Hermits appears on UK tv in the title role of a recent NBC-tv adaptation of Pinnochio with folk singer Burl Ives as his 'father' Gepetto.
Frank Zappa plays at Syria Mosque, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA.
Bon Iver make their debut appearance on long-running US tv comedy sketch show Saturday Night Live, hosted on this occasion by actor Channing Tatum.
A new romantic comedy sitcom, Zoe Ever After, premieres on BET in the USA, starring singer Brandy.
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