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The Royal Albert Hall is officially opened in Kensington, London, UK. It will become a much-loved, prestgious and world-famous venue for exhibitions, shows and musical concerts.
Pierre-Octave Ferroud is born in Chasselay, France. A close friend and musical rival of Poulenc, he will find international success as an orchestral composer.
The musical extravaganza Chris And The Wonderful Lamp, with music by John Philip Sousa, is playing at The Victoria Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 58 performances.
The musical comedy A Runaway Girl is playing at Daly's Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 40 performances.
The musical comedy Hodge, Podge And Co plays at Hoyt's Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 81 Perfomances.
Musical comedy The Girl From Up There opens at The Herald Square Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, where it will run for 96 performances.
The musical comedy Florodora is presented during a lengthy run at The Casino Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA.
The musical comedy Babes In The Wood is presented at The Tivoli Theatre, San Francisco, California, USA.
The musical comedy Florodora plays at The New York Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a lengthy run.
The musical extravaganza The Sleeping Beauty And The Beast is playing at The Broadway Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 241 performances.
The musical comedy Florodora is performed at The Winter Garden Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 48 shows.
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.
Musical comedy The Show Girl plays at Wallack's Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 64 performances.
Musical fantasy The Storks is playing at The Dearborn Theatre, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Raymond A. Bloch is born in Alsace-Lorraine, France, Europe. He will find success after his family moves to the USA as pianist and musical director Ray Bloch, most famously for tv's Ed Sullivan Show.
The Ziegfeld Follies of 1915, aka The Blue Follies, is playing at The New Amsterdam Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 104 performances.
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.
Russian immigrant Irving Berlin begins the process of becoming a naturalised citizen of the USA by filing a Declaration Of Intention renouncing his "allegiance to Nicholas II, Emperor Of All The Russias". He will become one of the greatest songwriters in American history.
Musical The Blue Paradise is playing at The Casino Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 356 performances.
Frank A. Decker of New York City, USA, is granted a patent relating to his improved driving mechanism for musical instruments which make use of pedals and bellows.
The "farcical musical comedy" The Only Girl closes after a run at The Orpheum, Portland, Oregon, USA.
The musical comedy Oh, Mama! plays at The Opera House, Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
The musical revue Ziegfeld Follies of 1924 is presented at The New Amsterdam Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 295 performances.
The musical review Chamberlain Brown's Scrap Book plays the last of eight days at The Ambassador Theatre, 219 West 49th Street, New York City, USA. The show features songs by Fats Waller, Eubie Blake, Andy Razaf and others.
Musical comedy The Cocoanuts, starring The Marx Brothers, with music by Irving Berlin, plays at Lyric Theatre, on 52nd Street and Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 276 performances.
The Irving Berlin musical Louisiana Purchase is presented at The Imperial Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 444 performances.
The musical revue Sim Sala Bim, with words and music by Alvin H. Jansen, is playing at The Morosco Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 54 performances.
The musical revue Boys And Girls Together, with music by Sammy Fain, is playing at The Broadhurst Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 191 performances.
The musical comedy Pal Joey, starring Gene Kelly, with music by Rodgers And Hart, opens at The Ethel Barrymore Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA.
Peetie Wheatstraw, successful Delta blues pianist who claimed that his musical prowess came from a deal with the devil, dies when his car is hit by a train at a railroad crossing in East St Louis, Illinois.
The stage musical Carmen Jones, with music by Georges Bizet and lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II, is presented at The Broadway Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 503 performances.
Maui Dalvanius Prime is born in Patea, New Zealand. He will become a musical institution in New Zealand, playing a large part in the revitalisation of Maori music in the late 20th Century.
The musical revue Pardon Our French is performed at The Broadway Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of one hundred performances.
Gay's The Word, a musical comedy composed by Ivor Novello and Alan Melville, is playing at The Saville Theatre, London, UK, during a run of 504 performances. The show features songs including Vitality, It's Bound To Be Right On The Night, Sweet Thames, On Such A Night As This, Bees Are Buzzin' and Finder Please Return.
Paul Robeson sings and speaks at the founding convention of The National Negro Labor Council, in Cincinnati, Ohio, USA.
The romantic MGM movie musical Two Weeks With Love, starring Jane Powell and Ricardo Montalban, is released in Portugal, Europe.
The Walt Disney ainimated musical feature Peter Pan is released to cinemas in Portugal, Europe. The film includes such Sammy Cahn-composed songs as The Second Star To The Right, You Can Fly and A Pirate's Life.
The musical comedy Wonderful Town, starring Rosalind Russell, closes at The Winter Garden Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, after a run of 559 performances.
UK weekly pop paper the New Musical Express [NME] reports that teen idol Tommy Steele is soon to part from his backing group, The Steelemen.
Jimmie Rodgers is the musical guest on US tv's Tennessee Ernie FordShow.
The stage musical Funny Girl, starring Barbra Streisand , opens in Boston, Massachusetts, USA, to very bad reviews.
A new Stephen Sondheim musical, Anyone Can Whistle, begins preview performances at the Majestic Theatre, New York City, USA.
Barbra Streisand performs at the Democratic Inaugural Gala for President Lyndon B. Johnson of the USA.
To celebrate Valentine's Day, Judy Garland and Mark Herron drive to Niagara Falls, dine at Seagram Tower, then return to New York City, USA.
Judy Garland is signed to play the role of Jean Harlow's mother in the Electronovision version of the biographical movie Harlow.
The stage musical Cabaret is presented at The Palace Theatre, London, England, UK, Europe, during a run of 336 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 the Henry Levitt Arena, Wichita, Kansas.
Ronan Keating is the musical guest on the BBC tv show Breakfast, live from Media City, Salford Quays, Manchester, UK.
Adele meets up with Bette Midler backstage at Bette's Divine Intervention show in The O2 Arena, London, England, UK.
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