Category Archives: Broadway

‘Annie’ musical play opens on Broadway 40 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Apr 21 1977)


Video: 'Annie [1977] The original cast performs a medley on the Tony Awards'

(Wednesday, April 21, 1977, 6:15 p.m. EST) — The musical play Annie, based on the “Little Orphan Annie” comic strip, opened tonight on Broadway at the Alvin Theatre in New York, beginning a run of 2,377 performances. Continue reading ‘Annie’ musical play opens on Broadway 40 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Apr 21 1977)

First Tony Awards held in New York 70 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Apr 6 1947)


Video: 'Tony Awards History on Broadway Blogspot' (Apr. 6, 1947, at 2:33)

(Easter Sunday, April 6, 1947, 8:30 p.m. EST) — New York’s theatre honored twenty men and women tonight with the first presentation of the annual Antoinette Perry “Tony” Awards for outstanding contributions to the current theatrical season. Continue reading First Tony Awards held in New York 70 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Apr 6 1947)

‘Brigadoon’ musical opens on Broadway 70 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Mar 13 1947)


Video: 'Brigadoon (Original Broadway Cast Recording)' (10 videos)

(Thursday, March 13, 1947, 8:30 p.m. EST) — The Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe musical Brigadoon, about a Scottish village which magically reappears once every hundred years, opened tonight on Broadway at the Ziegfeld Theatre, where it ran for 581 performances. Continue reading ‘Brigadoon’ musical opens on Broadway 70 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Mar 13 1947)

‘You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown’ opens off-Broadway 50 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Mar 7 1967)


Video: 'You're A Good Man, Charlie Brown (1967)' (14 videos)

(Tuesday, March 7, 1967, 7:30 EST) — The musical You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown, based on the Peanuts comic strips by Charles M. Schulz with Gary Burghoff in the title role, opened tonight in New York’s Greenwich Village, beginning an off-Broadway run of 1,597 performances. Continue reading ‘You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown’ opens off-Broadway 50 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Mar 7 1967)

Gwen Verdon performs on ‘The Ed Sullivan Show’ 50 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Mar 5 1967)


Video: 'GWEN VERDON- "If My Friends Could See Me Now" on The Ed Sullivan Show'

(Sunday, March 5, 1967, 8:00-9:00 p.m. EST) — Gwen Verdon performed “If My Friends Could See Me Now” (from the Broadway musical Sweet Charity) on tonight’s CBS television variety show The Ed Sullivan Show live from CBS Studio No. 50 in New York City. Continue reading Gwen Verdon performs on ‘The Ed Sullivan Show’ 50 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Mar 5 1967)

‘With a Little Bit O’ Luck’ from ‘My Fair Lady’ performed on ‘The Ed Sullivan Show’ 60 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Mar 3 1957)


Video: 'The Ed Sullivan Show - Vol. 2 (Hosted by Burt Reynolds)' (March 3, 1957, at 38:23)

(Sunday, March 3, 1957, 8:00-9:00 p.m. EST) — Stanley Holloway, Gordon Dilworth and Rod McLennan performed “With a Little Bit O’ Luck” from from My Fair Lady on tonight’s live edition of the CBS-TV variety show The Ed Sullivan Show from CBS Studio No. 50 in New York City.

‘You Can’t Take It with You’ opens on Broadway 80 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Dec 14 1936)


Video: 'YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU on Broadway - Montage'

(Monday, December 14, 1936, 8:40 p.m. EST) — The comedy You Can’t Take It with You by George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart opened tonight on Broadway at the Booth Theatre in New York City. Continue reading ‘You Can’t Take It with You’ opens on Broadway 80 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Dec 14 1936)

‘Candide’ musical opens on Broadway 60 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Dec 1 1956)


Video: 'Candide (original Broadway cast)'

(Saturday, December 1, 1956, 8:00 p.m. EST) — The Leonard Bernstein musical Candide, based on the story by Voltaire, opened tonight on Broadway at the Martin Beck Theatre — directed by Tyrone Guthrie and conducted by Samuel Krachmalnick. Continue reading ‘Candide’ musical opens on Broadway 60 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Dec 1 1956)

‘Bells Are Ringing’ musical opens on Broadway 60 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Nov 29 1956)


Video: 'Bells Are Ringing (Original Broadway Cast)' (16 videos)

(Thursday, November 29, 1956, 7:30 p.m. EST)Bells Are Ringing, a musical that revolves around Ella (Judy Holliday), who works at an answering service, and the characters that she meets there, opened tonight on Broadway at the Shubert Theatre, directed by Jerome Robbins and choreographed by Robbins and Bob Fosse.

‘Cabaret’ musical opens on Broadway 50 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Nov 20 1966)


Video: '"Wilkommen" - Cabaret (Original Broadway Production, 1966)'

(Sunday, November 20, 1966, 7:00 p.m. EST) — The Broadway musical play Cabaret, set in pre-Nazi Germany, opened today at the Broadhurst Theatre with Jill Haworth as Sally Bowles and Joel Grey as the Master of Ceremonies. Continue reading ‘Cabaret’ musical opens on Broadway 50 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Nov 20 1966)