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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.
Musical comedy The Rounders is playing at The Casino Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 36 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 Hodge, Podge And Co plays at Hoyt's Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 81 Perfomances.
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.
A three-act musical, The Rogers Brothers in Washington, written by Maurice Levy and Harry B. Smith, is playing at The Knickerbocker Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 49 performances.
Klaw And Erlanger's Troubadours are appearing in The Liberty Belles at The Madison Square Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA.
Florodora, billed as "The Greatest Musical Hit Ever Recorded Here", is presented at The Columbia Theatre, San Francisco, California, USA. The newspaper adverts proclaim, "See the six pretty maidens".
Jefferson De Angelis is appearing in A Royal Rogue, billed as "The Season's Most delightful Musical offering", at The Columbia Theatre, San Francisco, California, USA.
Billed as "The latest musical sensation", The Explorers, featuring a cast of 80, opens for a week at The Metropolitan Theatre, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA.
The Bostonians troupe performs the musical comedy The Serenade at The Tivoli Theatre, San Francisco, California, 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 musical Florodora is playing during its third and last week at The Columbia Theatre, San Francisco, California, USA.
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 vaudeville musical comedy A Chinese Honeymoon is playing at The Casino Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 364 performances.
The Motor Girl, a 'modern musical comedy' starring Kolb And Dill with Maude Lillian Berri is playing at The Savoy Theatre, San Francisco, California, 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 The Blue Paradise is playing at The Casino Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 356 performances. A review in The Evening Journal hailed it as "Replete with good music and excellent songs."
Victor Herbert's musical comedy The Only Girl is playing at The Garrick Theatre, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Billed as 'a dazzling musical show' featuring 'a rosebud garden of joyous girls', The Big Show is playing at The Columbia Theatre, Oakland, California, USA.
A revival of the musical comedy Erminie is presented at The Park Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA. A review in the Globe newspaper describes it as "a rare mixture of jolly tunes and jollier humour:.
The musical comedy Bye, Bye, Bonnie is presented at The Ritz Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 125 performances on Broadway.
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 revue Sweet And Low plays at Chanin's 46th Street Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 184 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.
The Irving Berlin musical Louisiana Purchase is presented at The Imperial Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 444 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 comedy musical movie Spring Parade, starring Deanna Durbin, is released to cinemas in the USA. The film is a remake of the 1934 movie Spring Parade.
The musical movie The Gang's All Here, starring Carmen Miranda and Benny Goodman, is released to cinemas in Finland, Europe.
The film Breakfast In Hollywood featuring The Nat King Cole Trio and Spike Jones, opens at cinemas in the USA. The film is based on the popular radio show Breakfast In Hollywood, hosted by Tom Breneman.
The movie musical Till The Clouds Roll By starring Judy Garland, June Allyson, Lena Horne, Frank Sinatra, Tony Martin and others is released to cinemas in Denmark, Europe.
Vic Damone is the musical guest on Ed Sullivan's Toast Of The Town tv show in New York City, USA.
Leslie Caron is signed to appear with Gene Kelly in the MGM movie musical An American In Paris, which features music by George Gershwin.
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 musical An American In Paris, starring Gene Kelly, Leslie Caron, Oscar Levant and Charles Guetary, has its New York premiere in New York City, USA.
The musical movie Two Tickets To Broadway, starring Tony Martin and Janet Leigh, opens at cinemas in New York City, USA.
The musical Pal Joey is presented at The Broadhurst Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 540 performances.
The MGM musical comedy film Royal Wedding, starring Fred Astaire and Jane Powell, with music by Burton Lane and lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner, is released to cinemas in France and Finland, Europe.
The movie musical Strictly Dishonorable, starring Ezio Pinza and Janet Leigh, is released to cinemas in Sweden, Europe.
The Everly Brothers are the musical guests on CBS tv's Ed Sullivan Show, recorded in New York City, USA.
The Paramount Pictures musical St. Louis Blues is released to cinemas in Finland, Europe, 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 Capitol Records studio recording of the original Broadway cast soundtrack to the Cole Porter stage musical Kiss Me Kate, featuring Alfred Drake and Patricia Morrison is completed.
Musical arranger Jimmie Haskell, plus a group of studio session men, release a new LP, Sing A Song With The Beatles, in Canada. The album consists of instrumental backgrounds designed to enable fans to sing Beatles songs karaoke-style.
Having completed a series of shows at The Circle Star Theatre in San Carlos, Judy Garland flies from San Francisco, California, USA, to Los Angeles.
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 with two performances at The Warehouse, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA.
The Waterboys appear on the cover of UK pop weekly NME (New Musical Express).
BR549, Prudence Johnson and Sally Dworsky are the musical guests on Garrison Keiller's Prairie Home Companion radio show, which is broadcast live from The Fitzgerald Theater, St. Paul, Minnesota, USA.
Hurricane Katrina makes landfall at Grand Isle, approximately 90km south of New Orleans, Louisana, USA. In the days that follow, New Orleans will be devastated with at least 1,836 people dying in the hurricane and subsequent floods, making it the deadliest U.S. hurricane since 1928. Total property damage will be estimated at $81bn. The 2006 song Wide Awake by Audioslave will be one of the first musical responses to the disaster, but others include Missin' Mississippi by Van Dyke Parks, Hurricane Katrina [The Ghosts of New Orleans] by Frances Donnelly, Katrina by Anders Osbourne, Hell No, We Ain't Alright by Public Enemy, Gov Did Nothin' by The John Butler Trio and Midnight In The City Of Destruction by The Nightwatchman.
After having played 213 performances, the musical All Shook Up, based on the music of Elvis Presley, closes at The Palace Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA.
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