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Show Openings & Other Major Events


January September

  • 7 January 2009 - Tim Rice attends press conference in Los Angeles to promote the upcoming broadcasts of Chess In Concert (recorded live at the Royal Albert Hall, 12-13 May 2008) across the United States as part of the Great Performances series by PBS station Thirteen/WNET New York.

  • 10 January 1997 - Evita film opens nationwide in the US.

  • 15 January 2009 - Gala night performance of the first amateur production of The Likes Of Us. Tim Rice attended the show by childrens' theatre group Kids R Us at the St. Ives Theatre, Cornwall.

  • 16 January 2003 - Disney's Aladdin : A Musical Spectacular opens in California at California Adventure's Hyperion Theatre.

  • 19 January 1997 - "You Must Love Me" from Evita wins Golden Globe for Best Original Song.

  • 21 January 1995 - "Can You Feel The Love Tonight" from The Lion King wins Golden Globe for Best Original Song.

  • 24 January 1993 - "A Whole New World" from Aladdin wins Golden Globe for Best Original Song.

  • 26 January 1999 - Aida "All Star" album launch in London.

  • 27 January 1982 - Joseph And The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat opens on Broadway at the Royale Theatre.



February September

  • 1 February 1999 - Aida "All Star" album launch in New York City.

  • 2 February 2009 - Tim Rice takes part in the 50 Winters Later Commemorative Concert in Clear Lake, Iowa, in remembrance of the 50th anniversary of the plane crash there which took the lives of Buddy Holly, Ricthie Valens and J.P. Richardson (The Big Bopper).

  • 6 February 1973 - Joseph And The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat opens in the West End at the Albery Theatre.

  • 16 February 1998 - Olivier Award to Beauty and the Beast for Best New Musical.

  • 23 February 2002 - Revised Swedish production of Chess opens at the Cirkus Theatre, Stockholm.

  • 25 Febuary 1993 - Joseph And The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat revival opens in Los Angeles at the Pantages Theatre.


March September

  • 1 March 1968 - Joseph And The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat premieres at Colet Court School.

  • 3 March 2003 - 2nd West End revival of Joseph And The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat opens at the New London Theatre.

  • 14 March 2000 - "Elton John's The Road To El Dorado" album is released.

  • 20 March 2001 - Jesus Christ Superstar DVDP film is released in the US.

  • 23 March 2000 - Aida opens on Broadway at the Palace Theatre.

  • 24 March 1997 - Tim Rice receives his third Oscar for "You Must Love Me" from Evita with Andrew Lloyd Webber.

  • 27 March 1995 - Tim Rice receives his second Oscar for "Can You Feel The Love Tonight" from The Lion King with Elton John.

  • 28 March 2000 - Joseph And The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat DVDP film is released in the US.

  • 29 March 1993 - Tim Rice receives his first Oscar for "A Whole New World" from Aladdin with Alan Menken.

  • 31 March 2000 - The Road To El Dorado film opens in the US.


April September

  • 1 April 1965 - Tim Rice writes letter of introduction to Andrew Lloyd Webber.

  • 2 April 2005 - 2nd West End revival of Joseph And The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat closes.

  • 5 April 2000 - Joseph And The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat DVDP film is broadcast on US PBS stations.

  • 12 April 2008 - 25th Anniversary Concert of the UTEP Dinner Theatre dedicated to the lyrics of Tim Rice held at the Don Haskins Center, El Paso (Texas).

  • 16 April 2000 - Jesus Christ Superstar revival opens on Broadway at the Ford Theatre.

  • 18 April 1994 - Beauty And The Beast opens on Broadway at the Palace Theatre.

  • 28 April 1988 - Chess opens on Broadway at the Imperial Theatre.


May September

  • 5 May 2002 - "Night Of 1,000 Voices" annual concert features the works of Tim Rice.

  • 12 May 1968 - Joseph And The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat is performed at Central Hall, Westminster.

  • 12-13 May 2008 - Chess In Concert plays at the Royal Albert Hall.

  • 13 May 1997 - Beauty And The Beast opens in the West End at the Dominion Theatre.

  • 14 May 1986 - Chess opens in the West End at the Prince Edward Theatre.

  • 15 May 2009 - The Lion King opens in Las Vegas at the Mandlay Bay Theatre.

  • 18 May 1997 - King David concert premieres on Broadway at the New Amsterdam Theatre.

  • 26 May 2007 - West End revival of Evita closes.

  • 30 May 2008 - 3rd West End revival of Joseph And The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat closes.


June September

  • 4 June 2000 - Tony Award to Aida for Original Musical Score.

  • 5 June 2006 - Release of CD titled "That's My Story" of tracks mainly written and/or produced by Tim Rice in the late 1960's.

  • 8 June 1980 - Tony Awards to Evita for Best Book (T. Rice) and Best Score.

  • 9 June 2007 - Lee Mead wins the title role in the 3rd West End revival of Joseph And The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat through reality television show "Any Dream Will Do".

  • 12 June 1991 - Joseph And The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat revival opens in the West End at the Palladium.

  • 15 June 1994 - The Lion King film premiere in Los Angeles.

  • 15 June 2008 - In honour of its 10th anniversary, The Lion King cast performs "Circle Of Life" as the opening number for the 2008 Tony Awards at Radio City Musical Hall.

  • 16 June 1986 - Cricket plays at Windsor Castle.

  • 18 June 1992 - Joseph And The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat opens in Canada at the Elgin Theatre.

  • 21 June 1978 - Evita opens in the West End at the Prince Edward Theatre.

  • 21 June 2006 - Evita revival opens in the West End at the Adelphi Theatre.

  • 24 June 1994 - The Lion King film is released in the US.


July September

  • 1 July 2008 - Performance rights for amateur productions of the The Likes Of Us become available for the first time.

  • 5 July 1986 - Cricket is performed at the Sydmonton Festial.

  • 9 July 2005 - The Likes Of Us is performed at the Sydmonton Festival.

  • 12 July 1971 - Official pre-Broadway tour of Jesus Christ Superstar begins at the Civic Arena in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

  • 12 July 2005 - The Likes Of Us concert takes place at the Mermaid Theatre.

  • 17 July 2007 - Opening night of 3rd West End revival of Joseph And The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat at the Adelphi Theatre.

  • 29 July 2007 - Broadway production of The Lion King closes.

  • 31 July 1997 - The Lion King opens for pre-Broadway tryout at the Orpheum Theatre in Minneapolis.


August September

  • 4 August 2000 - The Road To El Dorado film opens in the UK.

  • 9 August 1972 - Jesus Christ Superstar opens in the West End at the Palace Theatre.

  • 31 August 2006 - Jesus Christ Superstar 1973 movie is re-released on DVD.


September September

  • 3 September 2000 - Broadway revival of Jesus Christ Superstar closes.

  • 5 September 2004 - Broadway production of Aida closes.

  • 12 September 1983 - Blondel opens in Bath, UK.

  • 25 September 1979 - Evita opens on Broadway at the Broadway Theatre.


October September

  • 3 October 1978 - Jesus Christ Superstar becomes the longest-running musical in British theatre history.

  • 7 October 1998 - Aida premieres at the Alliance Theatre in Atlanta.

  • 12 October 1971 - Jesus Christ Superstar opens on Broadway at the Mark Hellinger Theatre.

  • 16 October 1996 - Heathcliff concert tour begins in Birmingham, UK.

  • 16 October 2000 - Jesus Christ Superstar DVDP film released in the UK.

  • 19 October 1999 - The Lion King opens in the West End at the Lyceum Theatre.

  • 21 October 2005 - BBC Radio 2 broadcast of The Likes Of Us.

  • 27 October 1970 - Jesus Christ Superstar album launch at St. Peter's church in New York City.

  • 27 October 1984 - Chess concert at Barbican Hall and launch of Chess concept album.


November September

  • 2 November 1983 - Blondel opens at the Old Vic, UK.

  • 8 November 1999 - Joseph And The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat DVDP film is released in the UK.

  • 9 November 1968 - Joseph And The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat is performed at St. Paul's Cathedral.

  • 10 November 1993 - Joseph And The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat revival opens on Broadway at the Minskoff Theatre.

  • 11 November 1992 - Aladdin film premiere Los Angeles.

  • 13 November 1997 - The Lion King opens on Broadway at the New Amsterdam Theatre.

  • 19 November 1996 - Jesus Christ Superstar revival opens in the West End at the Lyceum Theatre.

  • 20 November 2008 - Tim Rice receives a star on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame. The 2,375th star to be awarded, it was presented to him by Walt Disney Studios' Chairman Dick Cook, and congratulatory comments were made by Peter Asher.

  • 21 November 1969 - "Superstar" single is released in the UK.

  • 23 November 2006 - Blondel revival opens at the Pleasance Theatre, Islington, to play through 31 December 2006.

  • 25 November 1992 - Aladdin film is released in the US.


December September

  • 1 December 1969 - "Superstar" single is released in the US.

  • 8 December 2008 - Recording at the Lyceum Theatre of BBC Radio 2 show Friday Night Is Music Night's music of Disney special featuring the cast of The Lion King and many songs from Disney stage musicals.

  • 9 December 1999 - Aida opens in Chicago at the Cadillac Palace Theatre for pre-Broadway tryout.

  • 11 December 2008 - In honour of the show's 10th anniversary the cast of The Lion King performs at the 80th Royal Variety Performance.

  • 14 December 1996 - Evita film premiere in Los Angeles at the Shrine Adutiorium.

  • 14 December 1999 - Jesus Christ Superstar is officially endorsed by the Vatican.

  • 20 December 1996 - Evita film premiere in London.

  • 25 December 1996 - Evita film is released in New York City and Los Angeles.

  • 26 December 2008 - Broadcast of BBC Radio 2 show Friday Night Is Music Night's music of Disney special featuring the cast of The Lion King and many songs from Disney stage musicals.



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