2003 – Yoko Ono announces she will bring a musical based on the life and songs of John Lennon to Broadway. Bizarrely, 12 actors will play different aspects of the late Beatle’s personality.
2003 – Elton John announces he and lyricist Bernie Taupin will write the score for a Broadway musical based on Anne Rice’s novel The Vampire Lestat.
2002 – Alanis Morissette performs in the off-Broadway Vagina Monologues before an audience of 300 people.
1998 – Paul Simon and Derek Walcott’s musical, “The Capeman” – the subject of savage reviews – closes on Broadway.
1997 – Elvis Week begins in Memphis to commemorate the 20th anniversary of Elvis Presley’s death on August 16. Elvis Week 2008 Event Calendar & Ticket Information Saturday, August 9 – Sunday, August 17 Below is the current Elvis Week 2008 calendar of events along with ticket purchase information for each event. Updates to the […]
1986 – Queen becomes the first Western act since Louis Armstrong in 1964 to play in Budapest, Hungary.
1986 – The producers of Broadway’s Beatlemania are ordered to pay $10 million to the Beatles’ Apple Corps Ltd. because the show is deemed too much like the Beatles. Beatlemania was a Broadway musical revue focused on the life and music of The Beatles. Advertised as “Not the Beatles, But an Incredible Simulation,” it ran […]
1982 – Donny Osmond stars in the title role on Broadway of “Little Johnny Jones.”
1980 – Linda Ronstadt opens on Broadway in ‘Pirates of Penzance’.
1979 – At England’s Reading Festival, Peter Gabriel welcomes a surprise guest: former Genesis bandmate Phil Collins. The two perform the Genesis classic “The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway.”
Tim Curry in “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” 1973 – The Rocky Horror Picture Show, starring Tim Curry, opens at a London theater,. Also, making his first time ever appearance is Meatloaf. The Rocky Horror Picture Show is a 1975 musical comedy film that parodies science fiction and horror films. With a screenplay written by […]
1967 – Hair, advertised as the American Tribal Love-Rock Musical, opens off-Broadway at the Public Theater in New York’s East Village. The show will eventually move to Broadway for a successful run. The play’s original cast recording album spawns the hit singles “Aquarius” / Let the Sun Shine In”, “Good Morning Starshine” and “Easy To […]