Stage & Film Chronologies
Compiled by John Kenrick

(Copyright 2002-2010)

Stage

1800-1859
1860s
1870-1875
1876-1879
1880s
1890s

1900s
1910s
1920s
1930s
1940s
1950s

1960s
1970s
1980s
1990s
2000s
2010s

The focus here is Broadway musicals -- however, select opening dates for major off-Broadway shows, as well as select productions in London and other cities are included. Each show is listed with it's title, opening date, theatre, plus total number of performances and previews.


Film

There have been thousands of musical films in various languages, and it is impossible for us to account for all of them here. This chronology includes over 500 American productions, plus some major British titles. While most are included because of their artistic or commercial importance, a few have been included for the sheer camp value.

If you know of a title that should be added to these chronologies, please write to me.

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