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The musical Bohemian Girl is playing at The American Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA.
The musical extravaganza Ma href="http://www.ibdb.com/production.php?id=5457">My Lady plays at The Victoria theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 93 performances.
The musical comedy San Toy is playing at Daly's Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 103 performances.
The burlesque musical extravaganza Fiddle-De-Dee closes at Weber and Fields' Broadway Music Hall, Broadway, New York City, USA, after a run of 262 performances.
The musical comedy Florodora is presented at The Casino Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 505 performances.
Klaw And Erlanger's Troubadours are performing in the musical comedy The Liberty Belles at The Madison Square Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA.
The musical comedy Miss Bob White, written by Willard Spenser, opens at The Columbia Theatre, Washington DC, USA.
The 'musical dream play' Bluebell In Fairyland opens at The Vaudeville Theatre, London, England, UK, where it will run for 300 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.
George M. Cohan's National Song Show George Washington Jr. is playing at The Novelty Theatre, San Francisco, California, USA.
Stage musical The Dashing Little Duke opens at Hicks Theatre, London, UK, where it will run for 101 performances.
The musical play The Time, The Place And The Girl is presented at The Princess Theatre, San Francisco, California, USA.
Successful Broadway producer Charles Frohman dies in the sinking of the RMS Lusitania by the German submarine U-20.
The musical revue The Passing Show Of 1915 is presented at The Winter Garden Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 145 performances.
Musical The Blue Paradise is playing at The Casino Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA. A review in The Evening Journal hails it as "Replete with good music and excellent songs." The show will run on Broadway for 356 performances.
Musical The Blue Paradise is playing at The Casino Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA. A review in The Evening Journal hails it as "Replete with good music and excellent songs." The show will run on Broadway for 356 performances.
The stage musical Bric-A-Brac is playing at The Palace Theatre, Shaftesbury Avenue, London, UK, during a run of 385 performances. Music for the show is by Lionel Monckton and Herman Finck, and the cast includes Gwendoline Brogden, Teddie Gerard, A. Simon Girard, Nelson Keys, Gertie Millar, Arthur Playfair and Lauri Wylie.
The musical comedy Stop! Look! Listen!, with music by Irving Berlin, is presented at The Globe Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 105 performances.
The musical revue Frivolities of 1920 is presented at The 44th Street Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 61 performances.
Fred Astaire, accompanied on piano by George Gershwin, records the Gershwin song, The Half Of It, Dearie, Blues, in London, UK.
The musical comedy Show Girl opens at the Ziegfeld Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, with actress, singer and dancer Ruby Keeler in the starring role as Dixie Dugan. With songs by George and Ira Gershwin, Gus Kahn and Jimmy Durante, it will run for 111 performances before closing in October.
The musical revue Continental Varieties plays at The Theatre Masque, New York City, USA, during a run of nine performances.
After 289 performances at The Shubert Theatre, New York City, USA, the Rodgers And Hart musical comedy Babes In Arms transfers to the Majestic Theatre. The best-known song in the production is My Funny Valentine.
The musical comedy Right This Way opens at The 46th Street Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, where it will run for fifteen performances. It is perhaps best-remembered for featuring the song I'll Be Seeing You, written by Irving Kahal and Sammy Fain.
The movie musical Top Of The Town, with songs written by Jimmy McHiugh and Harold Adamson, is released to cinemas in Denmark, Europe. The soundtrack will produce two major hits, There Are No Two Ways About It and Where Are You?
The MGM musical film The Wizard Of Oz starring Judy Garland is released in Sweden.
Irving Berlin, the prolific songwriter who can neither read nor write music, plays his latest composition, White Christmas to his "musical secretary," Helmy Kresa, who will transcribe it as a musical score.
Having fallen ill, Judy Garland cannot film scenes for her latest movie, Little Nellie Kelly, in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Peter Alexander Makkay is born in Brasov, Transylvania, Romania, Europe. He will find huge success in Europe as rock musician Peter Maffay.
The musical revue Michael Todd's Peep Show is performed at The Winter Garden Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 278 performances.
The first commercial colour telecast - an hour-long musical variety special titled Premiere - is transmitted by CBS from New York City, USA, to four other cities.
Nat King Cole and The Wayne Marlin Trio are the musical guests on tv show The Colgate Comedy Hour, hosted by Spike Jones.
The romantic MGM movie musical Two Weeks With Love, starring Jane Powell and Ricardo Montalban, is released in France, Europe.
Judy Garland gives birth to a daughter, who will become the actress and singer Lorna Luft, in Santa Monica, California, USA.
Peggy Lee and Joe Venuti appear as musical guests on The Bing Crosby General Electric Show on CBS Radio in the USA.
The original cast album of the hit Broadway musical Wonderful Town is released by Decca Records in the USA.
The musical comedy movie Skirts Ahoy!, starring Esther Williams, Joan Evans and Vivian Blaine, opens at cinemas in Spain, 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 stage show John Murray Anderson's Almanac - A Musical Harlequinade, starring Harry Belafonte, with songs by Richard Adler and Jerry Ross, opens at The Imperial Theatre on Broadway, New York City, USA, where it will run for 229 performances.
Legendary jazz trumpeter Clark Terry has a recording session for EmArcy Records at Fine Recording Studios, New York City, USA, with Art Blakey playing drums. Tracks recorded are Double Play, Slow Boat, Swahili and Co-Op. Musical arranger for the session is Quincy Jones.
Patrick Waite of chart-topping UK reggae band Musical Youth, is born.
Robin Hall and Jimmie MacGregor provide musical entertainment on the topical magazine programme Tonight on BBC-tv in London, England, UK, Europe.
At the EMI Annual General Meeting in London, England, UK, Europe, Chairman Sir Joseph Lockwood reports that in the first half of the year, sales of all products reached $231m, about two-fifths of that total being made up of record sales.
Bob Dylan, Mahalia Jackson, Joan Baez, Odetta and other musical celebrities turn out to hear Martin Luther King deliver his 'I have a dream' speech at The Lincoln Memorial in Washington D.C., USA. The speech will inspire several songs, including One Vision by Queen.
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Ethel Merman begins a season at The Talk Of The Town, London, UK.
The musical Zizi closes at The Broadway Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, after 49 performances.
The Rolling Thunder Revue, a traveling cavalcade headed by Bob Dylan and featuring an ever-changing cast of his long-time musical comrades, continues its second leg at Hofheinz Pavilion, Houston, Texas.
Truly Blessed - A Musical Celebration of Mahalia Jackson - closes after 33 performances at The Longacre Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA.
Record producer/composer Quincy Jones and British musician Jerry Dammers, co-founder of The Specials, are presented by President Jacob Zuma of South Africa with the prestigious Order of the Companions of OR Tambo.
It is announced that Spirit, the 14th album from Depeche Mode, has debuted at No1 in multiple countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Poland, Belgium, Switzerland, Austria, Portugal and Denmark.
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