Broadway Musical Chronology:
The 1970s
by John Kenrick

(Copyright 2002)

All dates are for Broadway openings unless otherwise noted.

KEY
Show Title (Genre/City)
, Opening Date, Theatre, Number of Performances


1970

  • Instructions for the Running of Trains (Revue), 1/6/1970, Sheridan Square Playhouse, 7
  • Love and Maple Syrup (Revue), 1/7/1970, Mercer-Hansbury, 15
  • Unfair to Goliath, 1/25/1970, Cherry Lane, 75
  • Last Sweet Days of Isaac, 1/26/1970, Eastside Playhouse, 485
  • Joy, 1/27/1970, New, 205
  • Charles Aznevour (Concert), 2/4/1970, Music Box, 23
  • Exchange (Revue), 2/8/1970, Mercer-O'Casey, 1
  • This Was Burlesque (Revue-R), 2/11/1970, Hudson West, 96
  • Little Mary Sunshine (R), 2/12/1970, Master (Equity Library), 19
  • I Dreamt I Dwelt in Bloomingdale's, 2/12/1970, Provincetown Playhouse, 6
  • Gantry, 2/14/1970, George Abbott, 1 perf + 32 pvws
  • Georgy, 2/26/1970, Winter Garden, 4 perfs + 7 pvws
  • Billy Noname, 3/2/1970, Truck and Warehouse, 48
  • Show Me Where the Good Times Are, 3/5/1970, Edison, 29
  • Purlie, 3/15/1970, Broadway, 690
  • Lyle, 3/20/1970, McAlpin Rooftop, 4 pvws
  • Blood Red Roses, 3/22/1970, John Golden, 1 perf + 9 pvws
  • Minnie's Boys, 3/26/1970, Imperial, 80 perfs + 64 pvws
  • Look to the Lillies, 3/29/1970, Lunt-Fontanne, 25 perfs + 31 pvws
  • Applause, 3/30/1970, Palace, 896
  • Cry for Us All, 4/3/1970, Broadhurst, 8 perfs + 18 pvws
  • Drunkard, 4/13/1970, 13th Street, 48
  • Boy Friend, The (R), 4/14/1970, Ambassador, 119
  • Park, 4/22/1970, John Golden, 5 perfs + 5 pvws
  • Company, 4/26/1970, Alvin, 706
  • Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny, 4/28/1970, Anderson, 8 perfs + 69 pvws
  • Mod Donna, 5/3/1970, Public, 56
  • Me and Juliet (R), 5/7/1970, Master (Equity Library), 19
  • Me Nobody Knows, The , 5/18/1970, Orpheum, 587
  • Rabelais, 5/19/1970, New York City Center, 16
  • Whispers on the Wind, 6/3/1970, Theatre de Lys, 9 perfs + 13 pvws
  • Akokawe (Revue), 6/4/1970, St. Marks Playhouse, 30
  • Sambo, 7/14/1970, Delacorte Mobile, 22
  • Golden Bat, 7/21/1970, Sheridan Square Playhouse, 139
  • Dames at Sea (Revival), 9/22/1970, Plan 9 Music Hall, 170
  • Don't Bother Me, I Can't Cope (Revue), 10/8/1970, Lincoln Center Library, 2
  • Ben Bagley's Shoestring Revues (Revue), 10/15/1970, Master (Equity Library), 19
  • Whistling Wizard and the Sultan of Tuffet, The (R), 10/17/1970, Bil Baird, 33
  • Rothschilds, 10/19/1970, Lunt-Fontanne, 505
  • Coney Island Play (Revue), 10/23/1970, La Mama, 5
  • Sensations, 10/25/1970, Theatre Four, 16
  • Light, Lively and Yiddish, 10/27/1970, Belasco, 88
  • President's Daughter, 11/3/1970, Billy Rose, 72
  • Touch, 11/8/1970, Village Arena, 422
  • Two by Two, 11/10/1970, Imperial, 352
  • Ododo, 11/24/1970, St. Marks Playhouse, 411
  • Moon Walk, 11/28/1970, New York City Center, 8
  • Greenwillow (R), 12/3/1970, Master (Equity Library), 22
  • Pirates of Penzance, 12/4/1970, Fashion Institute, 6
  • Tarot, 12/11/1970, BAM (Chelsea Theatre Center), 13
  • Hot Feet (Revue), 12/19/1970, Hunter College Playhouse (Paper Bag Players), 10
  • All Baba and the 40 Thieves, 12/26/1970, Bill Baird, 91
  • Lovely Ladies, Kind Gentlemen, 12/28/1970, Majestic, 21

1971

  • Stag Movie, 1/3/1971, Gate, 89
  • Soon, 1/12/1971, Ritz, 3
  • Ari, 1/15/1971, Mark Hellinger, 19 perfs + 12 pvws
  • Earthlight (Revue), 1/17/1971, Garrick, 56
  • No, No, Nanette, 1/19/1971, 46th St., 861
  • Skye, 2/1/1971, Lincoln Center Library (Equity Library), 3
  • Cooler Near the Lake (Revue), 2/7/1971, Plaza 9 Music Hall, 22
  • Do It Again! (Revue), 2/18/1971, Promenade, 14
  • Red White and Black (Revue), 2/24/1971, La Mama Experimental Club, 5
  • Oh! Calcutta (Revue-Moved to Broadway), 2/25/1971, Belasco, 1316 (see 6/17/1969)
  • Journey of Snow White, 2/26/1971, Judson Memorial Church, 10
  • Survival of St. Joan, 2/28/1971, Anderson, 17
  • Meeow!!, 3/2/1971, Cabaret, 411
  • Tarot (Moved), 3/4/1971, Circle in the Square, 45
  • Ruddigore (R), 3/4/1971, Master (Equity Library), 22
  • Look Where I'm At, 3/5/1971, Theatre Four, 1
  • Blood, 3/7/1971, Public/Martinson, 17
  • Day in the Life of Just About Everyone, A, 3/9/1971, Bijou, 7
  • Proposition (Revue), 3/24/1971, Gramercy Ares, 1109
  • Nevertheless They Laugh, 3/24/1971, Lambs Club, 5
  • Winnie the Pooh, 3/27/1971, Bil Baird, 48
  • Red White and Black (Revue), 3/30/1971, Players, 1
  • Follies, 4/4/1971, Winter Garden, 522
  • Johnny Johnson (R), 4/11/1971, Edison, 1 perf + 10 pvws
  • Six (Revue), 4/12/1971, Cricket Playhouse, 8
  • Seventy, Girls, 70, 4/15/1971, Broadhurst, 36 perfs + 9 pvws
  • Kiss Now, 4/20/1971, Martinique, 3
  • Metamorphosis (Revue), 4/22/1971, Ambassador, 35
  • Frank Merriwell, 4/24/1971, Longacre, 1 perf + 7 pvws
  • Ballad of Johnny Pot, 4/26/1971, Theatre Four, 16
  • Now Is the Time for All Good Men, 4/29/1971, Master (Equity Library), 19
  • Earl of Ruston, 5/5/1971, Billy Rose, 5
  • Godspell, 5/17/1971, Cherry Lane, 1270
  • You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown, 6/1/1971, John Golden, 31 perfs + 15 pvws
  • Dance With Me, 6/10/1971, Public/Anspacher, 53
  • Golden Bat, 7/21/1970, Sheridan Square, 152
  • Two Gentlemen of Verona, 7/22/1971, Delacorte, 20
  • Leaves of Grass (Revue), 9/12/1971, Theatre Four, 49
  • Proposition (2nd Edition) (Revue), 9/16/1971, Mercer/Shaw Arena, 414
  • Everyman and Roach, 10/4/1971, Society for Ethical Culture Auditorium, 26
  • Look Me Up (Revue), 10/7/1971, Plaza 9 Music Hall, 394
  • Jesus Christ Superstar, 10/12/1971, Mark Hellinger, 711 perfs + 20 pvws
  • Drat!, 10/18/1971, McAlpin Rooftop, 1 perf + 8 pvws
  • Ain't Supposed To Die a Natural Death, 10/20/1971, Ethel Barrymore, 325
  • To Live Another Summer, 10/21/1971, Helen Hayes, 187
  • F. Jasmine Addams, 10/27/1971, Circle in the Square, 6
  • Wizard or Oz, The, 10/30/1971, Bil Baird, 65
  • On the Town (R), 10/31/1971, Imperial, 69
  • Grass Harp, 11/2/1971, Martin Beck, 7 perfs + 5 pvws
  • Love Me, Love My Children, 11/3/1971, Mercer O'Casey, 187
  • Godspell (London), 11/17/1971, Wyndham's, 1,128
  • Don't Walk on the Clouds, 11/18/1971, St. Clement's Church, 21 perfs + 7 pvws
  • Park, 11/11/1971, Master (Equity Library), 19
  • Kumquats (Revue), 11/15/1971, Village Gate, 53
  • Only Fools Are Sad (Revue), 11/22/1971, Edison, 144
  • Two Gentlemen of Verona (Moved to Bway), 12/1/1971, St. James, 614 perfs + 20 pvws
  • Wild and Wonderful, 12/7/1971, Lyceum, 1 perf + 9 pvws
  • Wedding of Iphigenis/Iphigenia in Concert, 12/16/1971, Public /Martinson Hall, 139
  • Peter and the Wolf, 12/18/1971, Bil Baird, 131
  • Inner City, 12/19/1971, Ethel Barrymore, 97
  • Anne of Green Gables, 12/21/1971, New York City Center, 16
  • Memphis Store-Bought Teeth, 12/29/1971, Orpheum, 1

1972

  • Company (London), 1/8/1972, Her Majesty's, 344
  • One for the Money (Revue), 1/13/1972, Master (Equity Library), 19
  • Carmilla, 1/16/1972, La Mama, 15
  • Wanted, 1/19/1972, Cherry Lane, 79 perfs + 6 pvws
  • Only Jealousy of Emer/Renard, 1/23/1972, La Mama, 11
  • Two If by Sea, 2/6/1972, Circle in the Square, 1
  • Hot Feet (Revue), 2/12/1972, Brooklyn Academy of Music, 12
  • Grease, 2/14/1972, Eden, 128 (see 6/7/1972)
  • No Strings (R), 3/9/1972, Master (Equity Library), 22
  • Uhuruh (Revue), 3/20/1972, City Center Downstairs, 8
  • Song of Israel (Revue), 3/21/1972, Mayfair,
  • Selling of the President, The, 3/22/1972, Shubert, 5 perfs + 6 pvws
  • Beggar's Opera, 3/29/1972, BAM (Chelsea Theatre Center), 253
  • Pinocchio, 3/30/1972, Felt Forum, 23
  • Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, A (R), 3/30/1972, Lunt-Fontanne, 156
  • Sugar, 4/9/1972, Majestic, 505
  • That's Entertainment (Revue), 4/14/1972, Edison, 4
  • Look at the Fifties, A, 4/14/1972, Judson Memorial Church, 12
  • Lost in the Stars, 4/18/1972, Imperial, 39 perfs + 8 pvws
  • Don't Bother Me, I Can't Cope (Revue), 4/19/1972, Playhouse, 914
  • Different Times, 5/1/1972, ANTA, 24 perfs + 9 pvws
  • God Bless Coney, 5/3/1972, Orpheum, 3
  • DuBarry Was a Lady (R), 5/4/1972, Master (Equity Library), 19
  • Hard Job Being God, 5/15/1972, Edison, 6
  • Don't Play Us Cheap, 5/16/1972, Ethel Barrymore, 164
  • Heathen, 5/21/1972, Billy Rose, 1 perf + 6 pvws
  • One for the Money, Etc. (Revue), 5/24/1972, Eastside Playhouse, 23
  • Sweet Feet, 5/25/1972, New, 6
  • Big Show of 1936 (Revue), 5/30/1972, Felt Forum, 5
  • Buy Bonds, Buster!, 6/4/1972, Theatre de Lys, 1
  • Grease (Moved to Broadway), 6/7/1972, Broadurst, 3,388
  • They Don't Make 'Em Like That Anymore (Revue), 6/6/1972, Plaza 9 Music Hall, 24
  • Sunshine Train, The, 6/15/1972, Abbey, 280
  • Joan, 6/19/1972, Circle in the Square, 64
  • Man of La Mancha, 6/22/1972, Vivian Beaumont, 140
  • Curley McDimple (R), 6/26/1972, Plaza 9 Music Hall, 96
  • Magic Onion (Revue), 7/11/1972, Bil Baird, 15
  • Safari 300 (Revue), 7/12/1972, Mayfair, 29
  • Speed Gets the Poppys, 7/25/1972, Mercer Brecht, 7
  • Jesus Christ Superstar (London), 8/9/1972, 3,358
  • Aesop's Fables (Revue), 8/17/1972, Mercer/Brecht, 57
  • Crazy Now (Revue), 9/10/1972, Eden, 1
  • Proposition (3rd Edition) (Revue), 9/13/1972, Mercer/Oscar Wilde Room, 656
  • Jacques Brel Is Alive and Well and Living in Paris (Revue-Revival), 9/15/1972, Royale, 51
  • Life of a Man, 9/29/1972, Judson Poet's, 16
  • Berlin to Broadway with Kurt Weill (Revue), 10/1/1972, Theatre de Lys, 152
  • From Israel with Love (Revue), 10/2/1972, Palace, 10
  • Lady Audley's Secret, 10/3/1972, Eastside Playhouse, 8
  • Oh, Coward! (Revue), 10/4/1972, New, 294
  • Dude, 10/9/1972, Broadway, 16 perfs + 16 pvws
  • Rebbitzen from Israel, 10/10/1972, Mayfair, 168
  • Hurry, Harry, 10/12/1972, Ritz, 2 perfs + 9 pvws
  • Threepenny Opera (R), 10/13/1972, WPA, ?
  • Pacific Paradise (Revue), 10/16/1972, Palace, 8
  • Lady Day: A Musical Tragedy, 10/17/1972, BAM (Chelsea Theatre Center), 24
  • Mother Earth (Revue), 10/19/1972, Belasco, 12
  • Yoshe Kalbe, 10/22/1972, Eden, 95
  • Pippin, 10/23/1972, Imperial, 1944
  • Winnie the Pooh, 10/29/1972, Bil Baird, 44
  • How To Succeed in Business . . ., 11/9/1972, Master (Equity Library), 19
  • Making of Americans, 11/10/1972, Judson Poet's, 16
  • Quarter for the Ladies Room, A (Revue), 11/12/1972, Village Gate, 1 perf + 7 pvws
  • Twanger, 11/15/1972, Vandam, 26
  • Dear Oscar, 11/16/1972, Playhouse, 5 perfs + 14 pvws
  • Ambassador, 11/19/1972, Lunt-Fontanne, 9 perfs + 20 pvws
  • Doctor Selavy's Magic Theatre, 11/23/1972, Mercer-O'Casey, 144
  • Mother of Us All, The, 11/26/1972, Guggenheim Museum, 17
  • Contrast, The, 11/27/1972, Eastside Playhouse, 24
  • Via Galactica, 11/28/1972, Uris, 7
  • Bar That Never Closes, The, 12/3/1972, Astor Place, 33
  • Say When, 12/4/1972, Plaza 9, 7
  • Rainbow, 12/18/1972, Orpheum, 48
  • Trials of Oz, The, 12/19/2972, Anderson, 15
  • Davy Jones Locker, 12/24/1972, Bill Baird, 79
  • Purlie (Return), 12/27/1972, Billy Rose, 16

1973

  • Grand Music Hall of Israel (Revue), 1/4/1973, Felt Forum, 15
  • Tricks, 1/8/1973, Alvin, 8 perfs + 5 pvws
  • Secret Life of Walter Mitty, 1/11/1973, Master (Equity Library), 19
  • National Lampoon's Lemmings (Revue), 1/25/1973, Village Gate, 350
  • Shelter, 2/6/1973, John Golden, 31 perfs + 16 pvws
  • H.R. Pufnstuf Show (Revue), 2/12/1973, Felt Forum, 27
  • Grande de Coca-Cola, El (Revue), 2/13/1973, Mercer/Oscar Wilde Room, 668
  • Little Night Music, A, 2/25/1973, Shubert, 601
  • Out of This World (R), 3/8/1973, Master (Equity Library), 19
  • You Never Know (R), 3/12/1973, Eastside Playhouse, 8
  • Irene (R), 3/13/1973, Minskoff, 590
  • Try It, You'll Like It, 3/14/1973, Mayfair, 87
  • Bandwagon (Revue), 3/17/1973, Bill Baird, 75
  • Seesaw, 3/18/1973, Uris, 296
  • Thoughts, 3/19/1973, Theatre de Lys, 24
  • I'm Chelsea, Fly Me (Revue), 3/20/1973, BAM (Chelsea Theatre Center), 16
  • Smile, Smile, Smile, 4/4/1973, Eastside Playhouse, 7
  • Silver Queen, 4/11/1973, La Mama Experimental Club, 10
  • What's a Nice Country Like You Doing in a State Like This? (Revue), 4/19/1973, Upstage at Jimmy's, 543
  • Two Gentlemen of Verona (London), 4/26/1973, Phoenix, 237
  • Riverwind, 5/3/1973, Master (Equity Library), 19
  • Hot and Cold Heroes (Revue), 5/9/1973, 13th St., 16
  • Cyrano, 5/13/1973, Palace, 49 perfs + 5 pvws
  • No, No, Nanette (London-R), 5/16/1973, Drury Lane, 277
  • Smith, 5/19/1973, Eden, 17
  • Tragedy of Thomas Andros, 5/24/1973, Circle, 20
  • Gypsy (London), 5/29/1973, Piccadilly, 300
  • Faggot (Revue), 6/18/1973, Truck and Warehouse, 182
  • Antiques (Revue), 6/19/1973, Mercer-O'Casey, 5
  • Rocky Horror Show, The (London), 6/19/1973, Royal Court Upstairs, 2,960
  • Feiffer's People (Revue), 6/22/1973, Lolly's Club, 15
  • Grease (London), 6/26/1973, New London Theatre, 236
  • Card, The (London), July 24, 1973, Queen's, 130
  • What's In It for Me?, 7/30/1973, Greenwich Mews, 12
  • Two Gentlemen of Verona (R), 7/31/1973, Delacorte Mobile, 24
  • Desert Song (R), 9/5/1973, Uris, 16
  • Sisters of Mercy (Revue), 9/25/1973, Theatre de Lys, 15
  • Here Comes the Groom, 10/8/1973, Mayfair, 202
  • King and I, The (London-R), 10/10/1973, Adelphi, 260
  • Whistling Wizard and the Sultan of Tuffet (R), 10/17/1973, Bil Baird, 36
  • My Mama the General, 10/17/1973, Burstein, 95
  • Raisin, 10/18/1973, 46th Street, 847
  • Lotta, 10/18/1973, Public (Anspacher), 54
  • Man from the East, 10/23/1973, Brooklyn Academy of Music, 8
  • Indian Experience (Revue), 10/23/1973, Playhouse 2, 1
  • Hard To Be a Jew, 10/23/1973, Eden, 156
  • Pippin (London), 10/30/1973, Her Majesty's, 85
  • Molly, 11/1/1973, Alvin, 68 perfs + 40 pvws
  • Call Me Madam, 11/8/1973, Master (Equity Library), 19
  • Three on Broadway (Revue), 11/12/1973, Theatre de Lys, 2
  • Gigi, 11/13/1973, Uris, 103 perfs + 7 pvws
  • Stempenyu, 11/14/1973, Central Synagogue Auditorium, 66
  • Good Evening (Revue), 11/14/1973, Plymouth, 228
  • Greatest Fairy Story Ever Told, 11/28/1973, Theatre at St. Clement's, 14
  • Fashion, 12/6/1973, Greenwich Mews, 8
  • Pajama Game, The (R), 12/9/1973, Lunt-Fontanne, 65 perfs + 5 pvws
  • Candide (R), 12/11/1973, BAM (Chelsea Theatre Center), 48 (see 3/10/1974)
  • Pinocchio, 12/15/1973, Bil Baird, 134
  • Beggar's Opera, 12/22/1973, Billy Rose (City Center Acting Co.), 8
  • Josephine Baker (Revue), 12/31/1973, Palace, 8

1974

  • Liza Minnelli (Concert), 1/6/1974, Winter Garden, 23
  • Let My People Come (Revue), 1/8/1974, Village Gate, ???
  • Lorelei, 1/27/1974, Palace, 320
  • Knots (Revue), 1/30/1974, BAM (Actors Company), 5
  • Carousel, 2/7/1974, Master (Equity Library), 19
  • H.R. Pufnstufs Hollywood Revue (Revue), 2/12/1974, Felt Forum, 30
  • Great MacDaddy, 2/12/1974, St. Marks Playhouse, 72
  • Rainbow Jones, 2/13/1974, Music Box, 1 perf + 3 pvws
  • Fashion, 2/18/1974, McAlpin Rooftop, 94
  • Sextet, 3/3/1974, Bijou, 9
  • Over Here!, 3/6/1974, Shubert, 341
  • Candide (Moved to Broadway), 3/10/1974, Broadway, 740
  • Oh, Lady! Lady!, 3/14/1974, Master (Equity Library), 19
  • Future, 3/22/1974, Judson Memorial Church, 16
  • Pop, 4/3/1974, Players, 1
  • Music Music! (Revue), 4/11/1974, NY City Center, 41
  • Words and Music (Revue), 4/16/1974, John Golden, 127
  • Sammy Davis on Broadway (Concert), 4/23/1974, Uris, 16
  • Ioneseopade (Revue), 4/25/1974, Theatre Four, 13
  • Kaboom!, 5/1/1974, Bottom Line, 1
  • Billy (London), 5/1/1974, Drury Lane, 904
  • Man with a Load of Misehief, 5/9/1974, Master (Equity Library), 19
  • Pretzels (Revue), 5/17/1974, Playhouse 2 (New Phoenix Repertory Co.), 5
  • Jacques Brel Is Alive and Well and Living in Paris (Revue-R), 5/17/1974, Astor Place, 22
  • Magic Show, 5/28/1974, Cort, 1920
  • Merry Widow (R-in Spanish), 6/4/1974, NY City Center, 7
  • Gypsy (R), 9/23/1974, Winter Garden, 124
  • Gigi (Vienna), 10/4/1974, An Der Wein, 221
  • Mack & Mabel, 10/6/1974, Majestic, 69
  • In Gay Company (Revue), 10/29/1974, Little Hippodrome, 244
  • More Than You Deserve, 11/21/1974, Newman / Public, 63
  • Aggiungi Un Posto A Tavola (Rome), 12/8/1974,Sistina, 630
  • Hans Andersen (London) 12/17/1974, Palladium, 300+
  • Where's Charley (R), 12/19/1974, Circle in the Square, 78
  • Good News (R), 12/23/1974, St. James, 16 perfs + 51 pvws

1975

  • Wiz, The*, 1/5/1975, Majestic, 1672
  • Shenandoah, 1/7/1975, Alvin, 1050
  • Diamond Studs, 1/14/1975, Westside, 232
  • Man on the Moon, 1/29/1975, Little, 26
  • Goodtime Charley, 3/3/1975, 3/3/1975, Palace, 116
  • Lieutenant, 3/9/1975, Lyceum, 9 perfs + 7 pvws
  • Rocky Horror Picture Show, 3/10/1975, Belasco, 49
  • Doctor Jazz, 3/19/1975, Winter Garden, 53
  • Bette Midler's Clams on the Half Shell (Revue), 4/14/1975, Minskoff, 80
  • Chorus Line, A, 4/15/1975, Public, 101(moved - see below)
  • Little Night Music, A (London), 4/15/1975, Adelphi, 406
  • Rodgers & Hart (Revue), 5/13/1975, Helen Hayes, 130
  • Chicago, 6/3/1975, 46th St., 898
  • Boy Meets Boy, 9/17/1975, Actors Playhouse, ???
  • Robber Bridegroom (Off), 10/7/1975, Harkness, 16
  • Chorus Line, A*, 10/19/1975, Shubert, 6137
  • Treemonisha, 10/21/1975, Uris, 70
  • Me & Bessie, 10/22/1975, Ambassador, 453
  • Hello Dolly (R), 11/6/1975, Minskoff, 45
  • Musical Jubilee (Revue), 11/13/1975, St. James, 94
  • Tuscaloosa's Calling Me (Revue), 12/1/1975, Top of the Gate, 429
  • Very Good Eddie (R), 12/21/1975, Booth, 307

1976

  • Home Sweet Homer, 1/4/1976, Palace, 1
  • Pacific Overtures, 1/11/1976, Winter Garden, 193
  • Rockabye Hamlet, 2/17/1976, Minskoff, 7 perfs + 21 pvws
  • Bubbling Brown Sugar (Revue), 3/2/1976, ANTA, 766
  • Very Good Eddie (London-R), 3/23/1976, Piccadilly, 411
  • My Fair Lady (R), 3/25/1976, St. James, 384
  • Shirley MacLaine (Revue), 4/19/1976, Palace, 20
  • Rex, 4/25/1976, Lunt-Fontanne, 48 perfs + 14 pvws
  • So Long 174th Street, 4/27/1976, Harkness, 16 perfs + 6 pvws
  • Threepenny Opera (R), 5/1/1976, Vivian Beaumont, 307
  • 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, 5/4/1976, Mark Hellinger Theater, 7 perfs + 13 pvws
  • Something's Afoot, 5/27/1976, Lyceum, 74
  • Godspell (Moved to Broadway), 6/22/1976, Broadhurst, 527
  • Pal Joey (R), 6/27/1976, Circle in the Square, 73 perfs + 33 pvws
  • Shirley MacLaine (Revue), 7/9/1976, Palace, 20
  • Guys & Dolls (R), 7/21/1976, Broadway, 241
  • Let My People Come (Revue-Moved to Bway), 7/22/1976, Morosco, 122
  • A Chorus Line (London), 7/22/1976, Drury Lane, 903
  • Debbie Reynolds Show (Revue), 9/16/1976, Minskoff, 13
  • Going Up (R), 9/19/1976, John Golden, 49
  • Oh Calcutta (Revue-R), 9/24/1976, Edison, 5959
  • Porgy & Bess (R), 9/25/1976, Uris, 129
  • Lovesong (Revue), 10/5/1976, Top of the Gate, 23
  • The Robber Bridegroom (Moved to Broadway), 10/9/1976, Biltmore, 157
  • The Club, 10/14/1976, Circle in the Square Downtown, 667
  • Two by Five (Revue), 10/18/1976, Village Gate Downstairs, 57
  • Music Is, 12/20/1976, St. James, 8 perfs + 14 pvws
  • You're Arms Too Short to Box With God, 12/22/1976, Lyceum, 434
  • Fiddler on the Roof (R), 12/28/1976, Winter Garden, 168

1977

  • Nightclub Cantata (Revue), 1/9/1977, Top of the Gate, 145
  • Ipi-Tombi, 1/12/1977, Harkness, 39 perfs + 17 pvws
  • A Day in Hollywood/A Night in the Ukraine (London), 1/15/1979, New End, 168
  • Elvis: The Legend Lives (Revue), 1/31/1977, Palace, 101
  • Party With Betty Comden & Adolph Green, A (Revue-R), 2/10/1977, Morosco, 96
  • Starting Here, Starting Now (Revue), 3/7/1977, Barbarann, 120
  • Happy End, 3/8/1977, Chelsea Theatre Center, 56
  • She Loves Me (R), 3/29/1977, Town Hall, 24
  • I Love My Wife, 4/17/1977, Ethel Barrymore, 872
  • Side By Side By Sondheim (Revue), 4/18/1977, Music Box, 390
  • Knickerbocker Holiday (R), 4/19/1977, Town Hall, 16
  • Annie*, 4/21/1977, Alvin, 2377
  • The King & I (R), 5/2/1977, Uris, 807
  • Happy End (Moved to Broadway), 5/7/1977, Martin Beck, 75
  • Toller Cranston's Ice Show (Revue), 5/19/1977, Palace, 62
  • Beatlemania (Concert), 6/1/1977, Winter Garden, 1011 (See NOTE Below)
  • Unsung Cole (Revue), 6/23/1977, Circle Rep, 78
  • Man of La Mancha (R), 9/15/1977, Palace, 127
  • Comedy With Music (Revue-R), 10/3/1977, Imperial, 67
  • Hair (R), 10/5/1977, Biltmore, 43 perfs + 79 pvws
  • I Love My Wife (London), 10/6/1977, Prince of Wales, 410
  • Best Little Whorehouse In Texas (Showcase), 10/20/77, Actors Studio, 12
  • The Act, 10/29/1977, Majestic, 239
  • Jesus Christ Superstar (R), 11/23/1977, Longacre, 96

1977 NOTE: In a vain attempt to avoid facing the critics, Beatlemania never officially opened. The critics eventually snuck in anyway. Despite poor reviews, the show ran for several years.


1978

  • On The 20th Century, 2/19/1978, St. James, 460
  • Timbuktu, 3/1/1978, Mark Hellinger, 243
  • Hello Dolly (R), 3/5/1978, Lunt-Fontanne, 152
  • Dancin' (Revue), 3/27/1978, Broadhurst, 1744
  • History of the American Film, 3/30/1978, ANTA, 21 perfs + 19 pvws
  • Best Little Whorehouse In Texas, 4/17/1978, Entermedia, 85
  • Ain't Misbehavin'* (Revue), 5/9/1978, Longacre, 1604
  • Angel, 5/10/1978, Minskoff, 5 perfs + 6 pvws
  • Working (Revue), 5/15/1978, 46th St., 25 perfs + 11 pvws
  • Piano Bar, 6/8/1978, Westside, 141
  • I'm Getting My Act Together . . ., 6/14/1978, Public/Anspacher, 1165
  • Evita (London), 6/21/1978, Prince Edward, 2900
  • Stop the World (R), 8/3/1978, NY State, 30
  • Eubie (Revue), 9/20/1978, Ambassador, 439
  • King of Hearts, 10/22/1978, Minskoff, 54
  • Platinum, 11/12/1978, Mark Hellinger, 45
  • Ballroom, 12/14/1978, Majestic, 127
  • Icedancing (Revue), 12/19/1978, Minskoff, 16
  • Broadway Musical, 12/21/1978, Lunt-Fontanne, 1

1979

  • Grand Tour, 1/11/1979, Palace, 79
  • My Old Friends, 1/12/1979, Orpheum, 154
  • Umbrellas of Cherbourg, The (Off), 2/1/1979, Public, 78
  • Tommy (London), 2/6/1979, Queen's, 118
  • They're Playing Our Song, 2/11/1979, Imperial, 1082
  • Whoopee (R), 2/14/1979, ANTA, 212
  • In Trousers, 2/21/1979, Playwrights Horizons, 24
  • Sarava, 2/23/1979, Mark Hellinger, 140 perfs + 37 pvws
  • Sweeney Todd*, 3/1/1979, Uris, 557
  • Tip-Toes (R), 3/21/1979, Brooklyn Academy of Music, 24
  • Carmelina, 4/8/1979, St. James, 17 perfs + 11 pvws
  • Utter Glory of Morrisey Hall, The, 5/13/1979, Mark Hellinger, 1 perf + 7 pvws
  • Up in One (Revue), 5/23/1979, Biltmore, 51
  • I Remember Mama, 5/31/1979, Majestic, 108 perfs + 40 pvws
  • Best Little Whorehouse In Texas (Moved to Broadway), 6/19/1979, 46th Street, 1584
  • Got Tu Go Disco, 6/25/1979, Minskoff, 8
  • But Never Jam Today, 7/31/1979, Longacre, 7 perfs + 9 pvws
  • Peter Pan (R), 9/6/1979, Lunt-Fontanne, 551
  • Evita*, 9/25/1979, Broadway, 1567
  • Sugar Babies (Revue), 10/8/1979, Mark Hellinger, 1,208
  • Most Happy Fella (R), 10/11/1979, Majestic, 53
  • 1940s Radio Hour, 10/17/1979, St. James, 119
  • Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, 10/18/1979, Radio City Music Hall, 103
  • Bette! Divine Madness (Revue), 12/5/1979, Majestic, 40
  • Oklahoma (R), 12/13/1979, Palace, 301 perfs + 9 pvws
  • Comin' Uptown, 12/20/1979, Winter Garden, 45 perfs + 19 pvws

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