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The musical farce The Belle Of Bohemia opens at The Casino Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, where it will run for 55 performances.
The musical comedy San Toy is playing at Daly's Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 103 performances.
A revived musical comedy The Casino Girl plays at The Knickerbocker Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of thirty-two performances.
The Royal Burlesquers open for a week at The Dewey Theatre, New York City, USA.
The Klaw And Erlanger Opera Company is presenting the musical comedy Foxy Quiller with Jerome Sykes, at The Metropolitan Theatre, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA.
Lillian Burkhart And Company, Miyo San, Harris And Walters and Beaux And Belles are appearing at The Orpheum Theatre, San Francisco, California, USA.
Weber's Olympia Vaudeville Company, featuring Elenoro Falk And Chorus, Midgeley And Carlisle, Muzuz And Mazette, The Carmen Sisters, Whitlaw And Howard and The Raschetta Brothers, is playing at The Bijou Theatre, Richmond, Virginia, 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.
William H. West's Big Minstrel Jubilee plays at The Grand Theatre, St. Louis, Missouri, USA.
The variety show billed as Vaudeville Ambrosia at The Orpheum Theatre in San Francisco, California, USA, features Adelina Roattino, The Nine Marvellous Merrills, Reichens' Hand-Balancing Dogs, Victor Jerome, Lottie Fremont And Harry W. Welch, Kelly And Violette and Rose And Jeanette.
The Three Meers, The Probyn Ladies Quartet, Billy Clifford, Nugent And Fertig, Sabel, The Blossoms, The Hawaiian Glee Club, and Warren And Blanchard are appearing in a Vaudeville show at The Orpheum Theatre, San Francisco, California, USA.
The Three Meers, The Ten Nelsons, The Probyn Ladies Quartet, The Auers, Eva Mudge, Billy Clifford, Nugent And Fertig, are appearing in a Vaudeville show at The Orpheum Theatre, San Francisco, California, USA.
Rice And Barton's Rose Hill Company, featuring "A score of burlesque beauties" opens for a week at Kernan's Theatre, Washington DC, USA.
The Imperial Burlesquers are playing at Kernan's Theatre, Washington, DC, USA.
Williams And Walker are starring in their musical show Sons Of Ham at The California Theatre, San Francisco, California, USA. (A popular song and dance duo, Bert Williams and George Walker are often cited as the first African-American superstars.)
The Weber And Fields' burlesque show Fiddle-Dee-Dee is playing at Fischer's Theatre, San Francisco, California, USA.
The Chinese musical comedy San Toy is presented at Daly's Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA.
Musical comedy The Belle Of New York is playing at The Grand Theatre, St. Louis, Missouri, 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.
Musical comedy The Show Girl is playing at Wallack's Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 64 performances.
Billed as "The Premier of Modern Minstrelsy", Lew Sully is appearing at The Orpheum Theatre, San Francisco, California, USA. Also on the bill are popular contralto Miss Julia Heinrich and Mlle. Chester with her "$10,000 Statue Dog".
Musical comedy The Show Girl plays at Wallack's Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 64 performances.
The musical comedy Foxy Grandpa, based on a popular newspaper cartoon strip, plays at Haverley's 14th Street Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 125 performances.
Musical comedy The Show Girl plays at Wallack's Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 64 performances.
The Merry Maidens Burlesquers are playing at The Dewey Theatre, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA.
Japanese musician Ten-Ichi heads the Vaudeville bill at The Bijou Theatre, Richmond, Virginia, USA. Also on the bill are Lockhart's Elephants, The Waterbury Brothers And Tenney (a musical act), Talkative Miss Norton, The Flood Brothers and Grovini And Murray.
Joe W. Spear's Comedians present The Irish Pawnbrokers at Cordray's Theatre, Portland, Oregon, USA. The show is described as "A comedy with music by Edgar Selden".
The vaudeville musical comedy A Chinese Honeymoon is playing at The Casino Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 364 performances.
The musical comedy The Billionaire, with music by Gustav Kerker and lyrics by Harry B. Smith, closes at Daly's Theatre, New York City, USA.
The musical comedy Funabashi plays at The Casino Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 32 performances.
The musical play The Time, The Place And The Girl is presented at The Princess Theatre, San Francisco, California, USA.
Victor Herbert's musical comedy The Only Girl is playing at The Garrick Theatre, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
The musical comedy Theodore And Co is presented at The Gaiety Theatre, London, UK, during a run of 503 performances.
Roger Wolfe Kahn and his Orchestra records Looking For A Boy [from the Musical Comedy 'Tip-Toes'] and Song Of The Flame for Victor Records in New York City, USA.
The musical comedy Strike Up The Band with music by George And Ira Gershwin, plays at The Times Square Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 191 performances.
The musical comedy Along Fifth Avenue, with music by Gordon Jenkins, comes to the end of its run at The Broadhurst Theatre on Broadway, New York City, USA. It will re-open shortly after at The Imperial Theatre.
At the age of 59, celebrated comedienne and torch singer Fanny Brice suffers a massive cerebral hemorrhage and is rushed to Cedars of Lebanaon Hospital, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA, where she will die a few days later. (The film Funny Girl is based on the career of Fanny Brice.)
The musical comedy movie Rich, Young And Pretty, starring Jane Powell, Vic Damone and Wendell Corey, opens at cinemas in Denmark, Europe.
The comedy musical film Road To Bali, starring Bob Hope, Bing Crosby and Dorothy Lamour, is released to cinemas in Hong Kong, Asia.
The James Brown Revue plays during a week of shows at The Apollo Theater, Harlem, New York City, USA. Also on the bill are Etta James and Pigmeat Markham.
The musical comedy movie Bells Are Ringing, starring Dean Martin and Judy Holliday, opens at cinemas in Finland, Europe.
Herb Cohen is appointed officially as the personal manager of Frank Zappa and The Mothers Of Invention, in Los Angeles, California, USA.
Barbara McNair, The Smothers Brothers and The Strawberry Alarm Clock are the musical guests on The Jonathan Winters Show on CBS-tv in the USA.
The Mothers Of Invention (led by Frank Zappa) play at The War Memorial Theater, Syracuse, New York State, USA.
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Eccentric ukulele-strummer Tiny Tim releases a new single, Tiptoe Through The Tulips, which will become the surprise hit of the year. It was originally a No1 hit for Nick Lucas in 1929.
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The Fugs play at Massey Hall, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
House Party, a teen-oriented comedy movie starring Kid and Play of the popular hip hop duo Kid 'n Play, is released by New Line Cinema in the USA.
The Wizard of Oz in Concert: Dreams Come True, starring Jackson Browne, Roger Daltrey [of The Who], Natalie Cole, Jewel, Dr. John and Ry Cooder is staged at Avery Fisher Hall, Lincoln Center, New York City, USA. The show is filmed and will be released as a tv special and a soundtrack album.
Comedian and actor Rik Mayall dies aged 56 at his home in Barnes, South London, UK. He and his co-stars from the tv show The Young Ones scored a UK No1 single performing a charity single, a parody of the Cliff Richard hit Living Doll.
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