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The Singing Girl, with music by Victor Herbert and lyrics by Harry B. Smith, opens at The Casino Theatre, on Broadway, New York City, USA. It will run for 80 performances.
Musical theatre and Vaudeville star Lizzie Evans is starring in Two Girls And One Boy at The Bijou Theatre, Richmond, Virginia, USA. Described as 'Refined Comedy, New Music, Original Novelty!', the show also features Sager Midgeley and Gertie Carlisle, Miss Gertrude Haynes, Hall And Staley and others.
Musical comedy The Casino Girl is playing at The Casino Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 105 performances.
The musical comedy Florodora plays at The Casino Theatre, New York City, USA, during a run of 505 performances.
The musical farce Star And Garter closes at The Victoria Theatre, New York City, USA, after a run of 22 performances.
The musical comedy Miss Prinnt plays at The Victoria Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 28 performances.
The musical comedy Florodora is playing at The Casino Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA. The show is billed as featuring the "Famous Double Sextette" and a chorus of 75.
Lucille Saunders, The Great Powell, The Four Otts, Lefebre's Saxophone Quartet and others appear at The Orpheum 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 show The Princess Chic is playing at The Olympic Theatre, St. Louis, Missouri, USA. This "$25,000 production" is billed as "The Season's Most Pretentious Musical Offering".
Musical comedy The Little Duchess, starring Anna Held, with music and lyrics by Harry B. Smith and Reginald De Koven, is playing at The Casino Theatre on Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 136 performances.
Frank L. Perley's Singing Comedians are appearing in "the merry operatic comedy" The Chaperons at The Metropolitan Theatre, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA.
The romantic musical comedy Maid Marian is playing at The Garden Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 64 performances.
the "great musical farce comedy" Weary Willie Walker closes at The Star Theatre, Broadway, New York City USA, after a run of just eight performances.
Minnie Mae Thompson And Kitty Wolfe present the "Pretty singing and dancing skit" After The Matinee at The Columbia Theatre, St. Louis, Missouri, USA. Also on the bill are The Ramsey Sisters (billed as "Merry Musical Maidens") and singing comedian John J. Welch.
The musical comedy The Wild Rose closes at The Knickerbocker Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, after a run of 136 performances.
Naughty Nancy, a musical comedy written by Oliver Bath and composed by Ralph E. Lyon and Walter Davidson, opens at The Savoy Theatre, London, England, UK, Europe.
The Royal Lilliputians present the musical extravaganza In Posterland at The Park Theatre, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA.
The musical comedy Little Johnny Jones, opens at the Liberty Theatre on Broadway, New York City, USA. Written by Vaudeville songwriter George M. Cohan, it will change the face of American musical theatre.
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.
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 3-act musical comedy The Girl Who Smiles is playing at The Longacre Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 104 performances.
The Golden Crook Musical Extravaganza Company, featuring Billy Arlington, is appearing at The Gayety Theater, Washington DC, USA.
The musical comedy Sweet Adeline, with music by Jerome Kern, is playing at Hammerstein's Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 234 performances.
The play Green Grow The Lilacs, which features several folk songs performed by future singing cowboy Tex Ritter, plays the last of six days at The National Theatre, Washington DC, USA. The play will subsequently provide the plot for the Rodgers and Hammerstein musical Oklahoma.
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 musical Hold On To Your Hats, starring Al Jolson, is prresented at The Shubert Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 158 performances.
The Irving Berlin musical comedy Call Me Madam is presented on Broadway at The Imperial Theatre, New York City, USA, during a run of 644 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 musical Guys And Dolls is presented at The 46th Street Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 1200 performances.
MGM's movie remake of the Kern-Hammerstein musical play Show Boat, starring Howard Keel, Ava Gardner and Kathryn Grayson, is released to cinemas in Denmark, Europe.
A feature by Kenneth Tynan in the New York Times, under the headline Why London Likes American Musicals, speculates (among other things) that the increasing use of accompanying music and songs in the theatre and cinema could mean that "in the very near future, a visit to a straight play with no music will come to be regarded as a bleak cultural exercise, rather like going to a silent film".
The movie musical Strictly Dishonorable, starring Ezio Pinza and Janet Leigh, is released to cinemas in Finland, Europe.
The musical Irma La Douce opens at The Plymouth Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA. It will run at The Plymouth for more than a year before transferring to The Alvin Theatre.
Marlene Dietrich plays the last of eight nights at The Shubert Theater, Detroit, Michigan, USA. Her musical director on these shows is Burt Bacharach.
The musical Kwamina opens at The 54th Street, Broadway, New York City, USA, where it will run for just 32 performances.
Hank C. Burnette records Hank's Guitar Boogie Special, in his family home at Oxelosund, near Stockholm, Sweden, Europe. Burnette records all of the musical parts by using the sound on sound technique to create multiple parts. It will be released by Blue Horizon Records in the USA, but not until 1967.
The Three Flames and Robert Merrill are the musical guests on tonight's edition of The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson on tv in the USA. Also appearing are Claudia Cardinale and Mel Brooks.
The musical comedy film Bye Bye Birdie opens at cinemas in Belgium, Europe. The film, based on Elvis Presley being drafted into the US Army, stars Janet Leigh and Dick Van Dyke, with Jesse Pearson as fictitious pop idol Conrad Birdie (a pun on Conway Twitty), along with Ann-Margret and Bobby Rydell. TV show host Ed Sullivan appears as himself.
Paul Anka plays the third night of a one-week run in the starring role of the musical play What Makes Sammy Run at the 54th Street Theatre, Broadway, 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.
Thurl Ravenscroft, singer and actor, dies aged 91, of prostate cancer in Fullerton, California, USA. Ravenscroft was a basso profundo vocalist who worked extensively in Disney movies and Disney attractions. He was the (uncredited) voice in the song "You're a Mean One, Mr. Grinch" from the Christmas television special, Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas!, but is perhaps best-known as the voice of Kellog's Frosted Flakes character Tony The Tiger, whose catchphrase "They'rrre grrreat!" was delivered by Ravenscroft.
The hippie stage musical Hair has its Dutch premiere in Amsterdam.
At the Delacorte Theater, Central Park, New York City, USA, Linda Ronstadt makes her debut appearance in the stage musical, The Pirates Of Penzance.
The musical stage play Beatlemania opens for a three-week run at the Beverly Theater, Los Angeles, California, USA. The play is built around the music of The Beatles.
Austrian-born Hans Spialek, a revered orchestrator of musicals, dies aged 89 of cancer, in New York City, USA. Spialek orchestrated 147 musicals from 1926 to 1967, including Broadway musicals by Cole Porter, Rodgers and Hart and others.
A cast member is injured during a performance of the U2-backed Broadway musical Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark, in New York City, USA. The actor falls several feet from a platform about seven minutes before the end of the performance, and the show is stopped as he is taken to hospital for observation.
Folk and rock guitar virtuoso Richard Thompson is the musical guest on BBC tv show Breakfast, live from Media City, Salford Quays, Manchester, UK.
On its second day, Sting's $15m musical The Last Ship takes only $100,000 at the Neil Simon Theatre on Broadway, New York City, USA. It requires to take twice that amount each day to remain viable.
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