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Musical comedy The Casino Girl is playing at The Casino Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 105 performances.
Musical comedy The Rounders is playing at The Casino Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 36 performances.
The musical comedy The Cadet Girl is playing at The Herald Square Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 48 performances.
The musical comedy The Cadet Girl is playing at The Herald Square Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 48 performances.
Truly Shattuck, The Harmony Four, Madame Doria and others, including Mlle. Christina's Dog Monkey And Cat Circus, play at The Orpheum Theatre, San Francisco, California, USA.
The musical comedy San Toy is playing at Daly's Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 103 performances.
Musical comedy The Pan-American Girl is playing at Bergen Beach Casino, Brooklyn, New York City, USA.
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.
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'.
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.
The headline "Found On The Great White Way" appears in The New York Evening Telegram. The name refers to the millions of bright electric lights around Times Square. In due course, the name The Great White Way will come to signify the area on Broadway beween 42nd and 53rd Streets.
The musical comedy Florodora is performed at The Winter Garden Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 48 shows.
The musical comedy Dolly Varden is presented at The Herald Square Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 163 performances.
Ward And Vokes present their new musical "cut-up" The Head Waiters at The Academy theatre, Washington DC, USA. The show features 55 people and a chorus of 40.
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 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 Imperial Burlesquers are playing at Kernan's Theatre, Washington, DC, USA.
The Topsey Turvey Burlesquers are appearing at The Star Theatre, St. Paul, Minnesota, USA.
Marie Wainwright, The Clipper Quartette, Homer Lind And Co., James H. Cullen, Fred Stuber, Papinta, Gorman And Keppler and Mr. And Mrs. Sidney Drew are appearing at The Orpheum Theatre, San Francisco, California, USA.
Vocalists Banks And Winona Winter, Novelty Musical Artists The Perching Brothers and comic vocalists The Clipper Quartette are among the entertainments on offer at The Orpheum Theatre, San Francisco, California, USA.
The Picchiani Sisters, Wormwood's Monkeys, J.C.Nugent And Grace Fertig, Lawrence And Harrington, Frank LeMondue, George Yeoman, The Elinore Sisters, Billy S. Clifford, The Neilsen Sisters, Esmathilde and others are appearing at The Columbia Theatre, St. Louis, Missouri, USA.
The Blue Bloods Extravaganza Company presents Wu Ting, a satire on the popular musical show San Toy, at Kernan's Theatre, Washington DC, USA.
Put Me Off At Buffalo, billed as a "hilarious musical comedy success", is playing at The Bijou Theatre, Richmond, Virginia, USA.
Musical comedy The Show Girl plays at Wallack's Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 64 performances.
Blackface minstrel entertainer Lew Sully is appearing at The Orpheum Theatre, Los Angeles, California, USA. Also on the bill is Mlle. Chester with her "$10,000 Statue Dog".
The Imperial Burlesquers are playing at The Star Theatre, Scranton, Pennsylvania, USA.
The Williams And Walker Company's musical comedy In Dahomey opens at The New York Theater, Broadway, New York City, USA. This ground-breaking production was described by theatre historian Gerald Bordman as "the first full-length musical written and played by blacks to be performed at a major Broadway house."
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Actress and singer Marie Cahill is starring in Nancy Brown at The Bijou Theatre on Broadway, New York City, USA.
Rose Hill's English Folly Company is playing at The Empire Theater, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA.
James B. Donovan, Cook And Sylvia, The Lizzie Evans Co, Ezier And Webb, Nelson And Milledge, The Ellis Nowland Trio, Leroy And Walby, John And Carrie Mack and Lewis And Humer are appearing at Pastor's theatre, New York City, USA.
Young's Musical Comedy Co. open with The Pride Of New York for a week at The Masonic Opera House, Marshfield, Oregon, USA. The show is billed as a 'screaming satire with full cast and beauty chorus'.
The musical comedy Oh Lady, Lady, with music by Jerome Kern and lyrics by P. G. Wodehouse, is playing at The Opera House, Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
The musical comedy Oh, Mama! is playing at The Adelphi Theatre, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 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.
Male vocal duet Collins And Harlan record a new version of their 1905 success Nigger Loves His Possum for Victor Records in Camden, New Jersey, USA.
Stepping Stones, a musical comedy version of Little Red Riding Hood, with music byJerome Kern, is playing at The Globe Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 281 performances.
After a run of 47 performances, the musical comedy The Magnolia Lady closes at The Shubert Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA.
The Beatles' record producer George Martin, is born in London, UK.
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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.
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.
Larry Wayne Fischer is born in Los Angeles, California, USA. Despite suffering from paranoid schizophrenia and bipolar disorder (not to mention attacking his mother with a knife), he will find international cult celebrity status under the name Wild Man Fischer after being discovered by Frank Zappa and releasing his debut LP, An Evening With Wild Man Fischer, in 1969.
The musical revue Michael Todd's Peep Show is presented at The Winter Garden Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 278 performances.
Carol Burnett stars in the CBS-tv special An Evening With Carol Burnett on tv in the USA.
Freddie And The Dreamers release a new album, Ready Freddie Go, in Canada on Capitol Records.
When Screaming Lord Sutch plays at The College Of Arts, High Wycombe, England, UK, Europe, The Sex Pistols turn up and manage to blag their way onto the bill as his support act. On this night, The Pistols are seen by Howard Devoto and Pete Shelley who have driven down from Manchester to see them. Devoto and Shelley will, in due course, become founders of The Buzzcocks.
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Paul Weller's new group, Style Council, shares the spotlight with Madness at a South London Anti-Nuclear Festival in Brockewell Park. The audience pelts Style Council with mud.
Frank Zappa, Blancmange, The Alarm, The Waterboys, The Sisters Of Mercy, 12 Drummers Drumming and Rory Gallagher play at The Golden Summernight Festival 1984 No1, Motorcross Stadion am Morgenbruch, Ahlen, Germany, Europe.
Sinead O'Connor refuses to appear on tv show Saturday Night Live in the USA because controversial comedian Andrew 'Dice' Clay is also on the show.
Bowling For Soup play at The Leas Cliff Hall, Folkestone, England, UK.
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