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The musical score for the composition Maple Leaf Rag by Scott Joplin is received by the Copyright Office in the USA. This is the piano melody that will make Joplin the most celebrated ragtime composer of the era. (1899)
George R. Sims
The Girl From Chili, billed as "a bright, merry, musical play, full of songs, dances and up-to-the minute specialities, opens at The Grand Opera House, San Francisco, California, USA.
The Great Fair, largely an agricultural event, opens for two weeks at Tanforan Park, San Francisco, California, USA. The event also includes 'Grand musical concerts daily'.
The musical comedy Florodora plays at The Casino Theatre, New York City, USA, during a run of 505 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 The Strollers is being presented at The Knickerbocker Theatre, New York City, USA, during a run of seventy performances.
The musical comedy Florodora plays at The Casino Theatre, New York City, USA, during a run of 505 performances.
The Klaw And Erlanger Opera Company is presenting the musical comedy Foxy Quiller with Jerome Sykes, at The Metropolitan Theatre, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA.
Anna Held is starring in the musical comedy The Little Duchess at The Casino Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA.
Anna Held is starring in the musical comedy The Little Duchess at The Casino Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA. The show will run on Broadway for a total of 144 performances.
The musical comedy Florodora is presented at The New York Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA. The show will play on Broadway for a total of 505 performances.
The musical comedy Florodora is performed at The Winter Garden Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 48 shows.
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.
Musical fantasy The Storks is playing at The Dearborn Theatre, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
The musical The Silver Slipper, starring Sam Bernard, Cyril Scott, Mai De Villiers and Edna Wallace-Hopper is playing at The Broadway Theatre, New York City, USA.
Tom Lewis and Sam J. Ryan and "a large company of funmakers" including Maud J. Huth are appearing in the "Merry musical melange" The Major And The Judge at The Lyceum Theatre, Scranton, Pennsylvania, USA.
The musical comedy The Girl of Eagle Ranch, starring Miss Mamie Fleming, plays at The Theatre Nelson, Logansport, Indiana, USA.
The musical revue Hello, Broadway!, with music and lyrics by George M. Cohan, is playing at The Astor Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 123 performances.
The musical revue Maid In America, with songs by Sigmund Romberg and Harry Carroll is playing during its ninth week at The Palace Theatre, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
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 revue The Passing Show Of 1915 is playing at The Winter Garden, New York City, USA.
The musical comedy The Night Boat, by Charles Dillingham, is playing at The Forrest Theatre, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. The show boasts "a jolly crew of pretty girls".
Kid Boots, a successful Broadway musical comedy starring Eddie Cantor and Mary Eaton, with music by Harry Tierney, and lyrics by Joseph McCarthy, transfers from the Earl Carroll Theatre, New York City, USA, to the Selwyn Theatre.
The musical Treasure Girl, starring Gertrude Lawrence, with music by George and Ira Gershwin, opens at The Alvin Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, where it will run for 68 performances.
The stage musical Wake Up And Dream opens at the London Pavilion, London, UK, where it will run for 263 performances with a cast featuring Jessie Matthews, Sonnie Hale, Tillie Losch, Douglas Byng and Elsie Carlisle. The show includes songs by Cole Porter, including Let's Do It, Let's Fall in Love and What Is This Thing Called Love?.
The all-black musical revue Hot Chocolates closes at the Hudson Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, after running for 219 performances. The show, which introduced the Fats Waller song Ain't Misbehavin' to the American public, had previously been running under the title Hot Feet at Connie's Inn in Harlem, New York City, USA.
Charlie Mack's Avenue Of Happiness, a live show described as a 'Gal-orious stage musical production' starring fan-dancer Beth Carr, is presented for one night only at The Carolina Theatre, Burlington, North Carolina, USA.
The musical Red, Hot And Blue, with songs by Cole Porter, opens at The Alvin Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, where it will run for 183 performances.
Head Over Heels, a romantic movie musical starring British singing star Jessie Matthews, premieres at The Gaumont, Haymarket, London, UK.
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 Irving Berlin musical Louisiana Purchase is presented at The Imperial Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 444 performances.
Musical fantasy The Storks is presented at The Dearborn Theatre, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
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.
The musical revue Lend An Ear closes at The Mansfield Theatre, New York City, USA, after running for 460 performances at four different theatres in the city.
Popular singer Mimi Benzell is the musical guest on CBS tv's Ed Sullivan Show [aka Toast Of The Town] in New York City, USA.
Spike Jones And His Musical Depreciation Revue play at The Oshawa Arena, Oshawa, Ontario, Canada.
The musical Guys And Dolls is presented at The 46th Street Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 1200 performances.
The musical Guys And Dolls is presented at The 46th Street Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 1200 performances.
The movie Saturday's Hero opens in New York City, USA, and features songs including Loyal Sons of Psi Gamma, by Sammy Cahn and Saul Chaplin; The Canteen Song and Jackson Fight Song by Paul Mertz and Morris Stoloff and Hail Jackson U by Paul Mertz.
Maggie, with music and lyrics by William Roy, is playing at The Shubert Theatre, New Haven, Connecticut, USA.
The musical Pal Joey is presented at The Broadhurst Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 540 performances.
The musical Hazel Flagg, with music by Jule Styne and lyrics by Bob Hilliard, is playing at The Mark Hellinger Theatre, New York City, USA, during a run of 190 performances.
The comedy musical film Road To Bali, starring Bob Hope, Bing Crosby and Dorothy Lamour, is released to cinemas in France, Europe.
The Paramount Pictures musical St. Louis Blues is released to cinemas in the USA with a cast featuring such jazz, blues and gospel greats as Nat King Cole, Ella Fitzgerald, Cab Calloway, Eartha Kit, Pearl Bailey, Mahalia Jackson and Barney Bigard.
The original cast album from the stage musical West Side Story is awarded a Gold Disc in the USA by the R.I.A.A.
Marni Nixon, famed as a singer for having secretly dubbed the singing voices for actresses including Deborah Kerr, Natalie Wood and Audrey Hepburn, in many musical films, appears as a contestant on tv panel show To Tell The Truth in the USA.
The musical Leader Of The Pack, based on the songs of Ellie Greenwich, opens on Broadway, New York City, USA.
The Cheltenham Jazz Festival 2010, with guest musical Director Jamie Cullum, begins in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, UK. Acts appearing over the six days of the event include headliner Paloma Faith with The Guy Barker Big Band, plus Elaine Paige, Eric Bibb, Imelda May, Liane Carroll, Natalie Williams, Christine Tobin, Carla Bley, Trio VD and Empirical.
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