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The musical comedy A Runaway Girl is playing at Daly's Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 40 performances.
The comic opera Madeleine or The Magic Kiss is playing at The Tivoli, San Francisco, California, USA.
The musical comedy Florodora plays at The Casino Theatre, New York City, USA, during a run of 505 performances.
Musical comedy The Girl From Up There plays at The Herald Square Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 96 performances.
Musical comedy The Girl From Up There plays at The Herald Square Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 96 performances.
Horace Golden, The Raymond Musical trio, The McConnell Sisters, The Damm Bros and others are playing at The Orpheum Theatre, Omaha, Nebraska, USA.
A revived musical comedy The Casino Girl opens at The Knickerbocker Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, where it will run for thirty-two performances.
The musical comedy San Toy is playing at Daly's Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 103 performances.
The musical comedy San Toy is playing at Daly's Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 103 performances.
The musical comedy Florodora is in its eighth month at The Casino Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA.
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.
Chet Lauck is born in Aleene, Arkansas, USA. He will find success on national radio as one half of Lum And Abner, a hillbilly comedy duo similar to Amos And Andy. Their networked radio show, Lum And Abner, will run from 1931 to 1954, featuring vintage music performed by Ralph Waldo Emerson II, Elsie Mae Emerson, and Chris McPherson, plus original music composed and performed by Mark Ridgeway.
The musical comedy Florodora is performed at The Winter Garden Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 48 shows.
The 4 Cohans are playing at The Academy Theatre, Richmond, Virginia, USA. The quartet includes George M. Cohan who will go on to become a legendary singer, songwriter and producer on Broadway.
The Orpheum Vaudeville Show, featuring McIntyre And Heath, Joe Welch, Elizabeth Murray, W.C. Fields, The Union Gatling Guards, Macomber And Engleton, The Serenaders and Los Anglos, plays at The Bijou Theatre, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA.
The Hawaiian Glee Club, The Blossoms, Warren And Blanchard, Christine Towne, Mary Norman and others are appearing at The Orpheum Theatre, Los Angeles, California, USA.
The Broadway Burlesquers are playing at The Dewey Theatre, Minneapolis, Minnesota, 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 Bostonians troupe performs the musical comedy The Serenade at The Tivoli Theatre, San Francisco, California, USA.
The Bostonians troupe performs the musical comedy The Serenade at The Tivoli Theatre, San Francisco, California, USA.
The musical comedy Foxy Grandpa, based on a popular newspaper cartoon strip, is playing at Haverley's 14th Street Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 125 performances.
The Singing Girl! with music by Victor Herbert, plays at The Tivoli Opera House, San Francisco, California, USA.
The musical comedy Foxy Grandpa, based on a popular newspaper cartoon strip, is playing at Haverley's 14th Street Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 125 performances.
The Tivoli Opera Company and Ferris Hartman present The Toy Maker at The Los Angeles Theater, Los Angeles, California, USA.
The musical When Johnny Comes Marching Home is presented at The New York Theatre, on Broadway and 45th Street, New York City, USA, during a run of 71 performances.
The "fashionable vaudeville" show at The Grand, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA, features Yorke And Adams (The Hebrew Senators), Foy And Clark, Clarice Vance, Terry And Elmer, Maxwell And Dudley, Musical Dalb, J.C. Nugent And Co and the Three Rios.
The musical comedy Hands Up is presented at The 44th Street Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 52 performances.
Vaudeville stars Weber And Fields are headlining at The Palace 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.
Bessie Clayton, Bud Fisher, Gertrude Vanderbilt, Josie Heather And Eddie Ross, McConnel And Simpson, Palfrey, Hall And Brown, Harris And Manion and Romalo And Delano are playing the Vaudeville show at The Palace Theatre, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Billy Watson is starring in "That jolly musical farce" Krausemeyer's Alley at Gayety Burlesque, Washington DC, USA. The show also features The Billy Watson Beauty Chorus.
After just six performances, the musical Black Rhythm, set in a rehearsal hall in Harlem, with music by Donald Heywood closes at The Comedy Theatre, New York City, USA.
The musical comedy Hellzapoppin', starring Olsen and Johnson is performed at The 46th Street Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a total run of 1404 performances at three different theatres.
The Three Loose Nuts, Jeanie Lenier, Gallagher And Rush, Buddy lewis, Tate's Canines, St. Clair And Le Roy and three cowboy bands are performing at Cousin Lee's Radio Park, Wilmington, Delaware, USA.
The humourous revue Flying Colours opens at The Lyric Theatre in London, England, UK, Europe. Noel Coward's ironic song Don't Let's Be Beastly To The Germans, which had been rehearsed for the show and was printed in the program, is cut at the last moment because of a public furore, caused after listeners who didn't perceive the irony wrote to the BBC complaining that the song was pro-German. After the War, Coward will explain that he had written the song "as a satire directed against a small minority of excessive humanitarians who, in my opinion, were taking a rather too tolerant view of our enemies".
Michael Putland is born in Harrow, England, UK, Europe. Mr. Putland, aka Mike Putland, will become one of the world's top rock photographers, working with Abba, The Rolling Stones, Chuck Berry, George Michael, The Cure, Georgie Fame, Frank Zappa and numerous others.
The musical revue Michael Todd's Peep Show is playing at The Winter Garden Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 278 performances.
Comedy singing duo The Smothers Brothers continue with a three-week engagement at The Crystal Palace, Gaslight Square, St Louis, Missouri, USA. Second on the bill is teenage singer Barbra Streisand .
Johnny Cash, The Tennessee Three, June Carter, Roger Miller, Gordon Terry and Johnny Western play in The Checkerboard Ballroom, Prairie Du Chien, Wisconsin, USA.
Johnny Cash, The Tennessee Three, June Carter, Roger Miller, Gordon Terry and Johnny Western play in Danceland, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, USA.
The Barron Knights play at The Spa Royal Hotel, Bridlington, England, UK, Europe.
Ian Whitcomb records N-N-Nervous at RCA Studios, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA. His session band includes James Burton on guitar, Jim Horn on Sax, Delaney Bramlett on bass and Mickey Conway on drums. Despite the success of Whitcomb's previous disc, You Turn Me On, this one will bomb.
TV rock show Where The Action Is, in the USA, features Ian Whitcomb performing Sugar Babe, The Impressions performing It's All Right and The Detergents performing Leader of the Laundromat.
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The Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band plays at Barking College, Barking, East London, England, UK, Europe.
The Hollies, The Scaffold and Paul Jones play at The Granada, East Ham, UK, Europe.
The Jackson 5, including Michael Jackson appear on US tv's Sonny & Cher Comedy Hour.
Frank Zappa plays at The Music Hall, Omaha, Nebraska, USA.
Frank Zappa plays at Le Palais des Sports, 1 place de la Porte de Versailles, Paris, France, Europe.
Duran Duran and Frank Zappa appear on the cover of Australian music magazine Ram.
Bowling For Soup play at The Corn Exchange, Cambridge, England, UK.
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