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A HISTORY 

OF THE 

NEW YORK STAGE 




Of this book js8 copies have been printed from type, 

of which S3 are on Japan paper and 

joj on deckle-edge paper 



A HISTORY 



OF THE 



NEW YORK STAGE 

From the First Performance in 
1732 to igoi 

By 
T. ALLSTON BROWN 



In Three Volumes 
Vol. Ill 



NEW YORK 

DODD. MEAD AND COMPANY 

1903 






650436 

C9pyrigbt» ipoj 

Br DODD, MSAD AND CoMPAHY 

PuUUhcd October, 190} 



UNIVERSITY PKEU • JOHN WILSON 
AMD SON • CAHKKIDGI, 0.a.A. 



vi CONTENTS 



Tage 

Haverly's Comedy Theatre 310 

New York Comedy Theatre 311 

Dockstader's Minstrel Hall 315 

New Gaiety Theatre 315 

Herrmann's Theai-re 316 

St. James Hall 331 

Gaiety Theatre 321 

Savoy Theatre 323, 578 

Jonah Theatre 222 

Sam Jack's Theatre 333 

Theatre Comique 322, 546 

Princess Theatre 323 

Third Avenue Theatre 323 

Aberle's American Theatre 323 

American Theai-re 224, 579 

Dick Parker's Theatre 224 

Apollo Theatre 325 

Jacobs' Third Avenue Theatre 226 

Sanford's Third Avenue Theatre 232 

Eagle Theatre 335 

Standard Theatre 340 

Manhattan Theaihe 267, 572 

Brighton Theatre 373 

Thomas' Opera House 273 

St. James Opera House 273 

Wood's Broadway Theatre 374 

Broadway Opera House 274 

Bijou Opera House 374 

Bijou Theatre 381 

Aberle's Theatre 303 



CONTENTS 



vu 



Pace 

Grand Central Theatre 305 

John Thompson's Eighth Street Theatre 306 

Hebrew Theatre 306 

German Theatre 306 

Comedy Theatre 307 

Harry Kennedy's Theatre 307 

Wallack's Theatre 3>o»355 

Palmer's Theatre 331 

Bryani^s Opeju House 367 

Darunc's Opera House 368 

T»xntv-third Street Theatre 368 

ThEATVE b'RAN^AtS 369 

Si'. James Theatre and Theatre op Axis 369 

Kosi'ER & Bul's Music Hall 369, 574 

Trocadero Music Hall 370 

Gravercy Lyceum 370 

Bon-Ton Music Hall • • 371 

Colosseum 371 

New York Aquarium 371 

Criterion Theatre 373, 612 

New Park Theatre 373 

Hyde & Beh^ian's New Park Theatre, Museum, and Menagerie . 376 

TUrrican's Park Theaii^e , 376 

_Herald S(juare Theatre 385 

Broadway Theatre 396 

Lyceum Theatre 419 

MCTROPOLTTAN OpERA HoUSE 443 

Theatre 485 

'TiaiPi,E 'I'keatrk 507 

TWENTYTHlKLi STREET TaU^KNACLE 509 




PAGI 

Proctor's Twenty-third Street Theatre 509 

Metkopolitan Casino 514 

Metropolitan .Alcazar .,..515 

CosuoPOUTAN Theatre 516 

COSMOPOUI'AN SkATINO RlNK . . . 518 

Garden Theaiice 518 

Berkley Theatre 532 

Berkley Lyckum ................. 552 

Mrs. Osborne's Playhouse 552 

Eden Ml'see 53a 

Empire Theatre 531 

Fall or Babylon 546 

Harlem Theatre 546 

Central Music Hall 54$ 

Grand Palace Theattie 546 

Pendv's Gavety Theatre 547 

CvaxiRAitA * 547 

Harlem Opera House 547 

Columbus I'heatre 558 

Harrigan*s Theatre 565 

Garrick Theatre 566 

ScHLEV Music Hall 578 

Imperial Music Hall 588 

Weber & Fields' Broadway Music Hall 588 



CONTENTS ix 

Page 

Teatro Italiano Theatre 590 

Abbey's Theatre 590 

Knickerbocker Theatre 597 

Harlem Music Hall 605 

HURHG AND SeAMON'S MuSIC HaLL 605 

Hammersi'ein's Olvmpia 605 

Lyric Theatre 606 

New York Theatre 610 

Carnegie Hall 613 

Proctor's Ple.\sure Palace 613 

Murray Hill Theatre 614 

Metropolis Theatre 619 

Doris' Winter Circus 619 

MouuN Rouge 619 

Dewey Theatre 6ig 

ViciX)RiA Theatre 620 

Republic Thf-iatre 621 

Belasco's Theatre 622 

Index 623 

Brief Index of Actors 657 

Brief List of Thfatre Rioi^ 669 

Brief List of Benefits 669 

Lisr of Theatres destroyed by Fire 669 

Brief List of Male Characters impersonated by Women . 669 

Notable Events connected wrin ihe Stage in America . . 670 



A HISTORY OF THE 
N EW YORK STAG E 




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sifci Tjf> r4o iar> ,-A^ -A^ *4o 'Srt Tiy> ■*> -ifio ■^Q Tfc^ liri T^ 

PIKE'S MLSIC HALL 

LARGE hall in Pike's Opera House building, 
entrance to which was on Twenty-third Street, a 
few doors west of Eighth Avenue, was known as 
" Pike's Music Hall." The drst entertainment 
given here was by McAvoy's " Hibcrnicon/' Sept. 
7, 1868. When the Erie Railroad company pur- 
chased this building, they used this hall as their 
offices. November, 1884, it was again used for 
entertainments. It was reopened Nov. 15, as the "Grand Opera 
Hoi;sE Hall," and various kinds of performances were given. 




APOLLO HALL 



SITUATED at the north side of Twenty-eighth Street, a few 
doors west of Broadway, was " Apollo Hall," erected by Mr. 
Peter Gilscy. It was two stories in height, the upper part being 
used for lectures, readings, balls, and political meetings. The lower 
floor was devoted to public amusements, and was first opened Oct. 
16, 1868, with a concert by Jerome Hopkins, the proceeds of which 
were given to the Orphan Free School Fund. Mnie. de Lussan, 
Sig. D. Paolicchi, D. D. Griswold. C. H. Dibble, and J. W. Pierson 
appeared. James Taylor, the London coraic singer, and a company 
consisting of Charles £. Collins. Mme. Stutafords. Mr. and Mrs. 
R. A. Brennan, and Mr. Kilner (pianist), appeared Oct. 19. Alf. 
Burnett, the humorist, Prof. Sharpley, and Helen Nash joined this 
company Nov. 2, which closed Nov. 31. On Dec. 22 the Hibernian 
minstrels began a short season. The halt then underwent a com- 
plete overhauling; was reopened April 17, 1871 as " Newcomb's 
Hall." \V. VV. Newcomb was the new manager of the place, 
which he called "Newcomb's Hall" and for his Arst attraction 

VOL. III. — I 



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2 A HISTORY OF THE NEW YORK STAGE C'«7« 

oflfered Billy Arlington's minstrels. In the organization were W. 
W. Newcomb, William Arlington, J. H. Surridgc, Charles Reynolds, 
J. B. Donniker, J. H. Murphy, Chas. Henry, W. Henry Rice, Harry 
Stanwood, and J. H. Withers, and also Cincinnatus, the dancer, who 
made his first appearance in this city. After a season of two 
months, the company went on ** the road" and the hall was closed. 
They returned in August, and appeared Sept. 4. The company was 
as follows: Wm. Arlington, Walter Bray, Harry Stanwood, M. 
Lewis. James Edwards, Sam Price, Lon A. Meyers, Andy McKcc, 
Chas. Hudson. J. H. Surridge. D. A. Vernon, W. Bartletl, Harry 
Percy, O- P. Sweet, and Jesse Williams, musical director. Business 
was bad, and they closed Sept. 30. The next managers were John 
E. McDonough and H. A. Earnshaw, who opened the hall Oct. 
23, 1871, as "The St. James Hall." Thomas W. Davey (father 
of Minnie Maddern) was the business manager, and Jesse Williams 
'musical director. The name of the place was again changed, this 
time to "The St. James Theatre." A vaudeville entertainment 
was given by Susan Galton, James Arnold, Alfred Kelleher, O. P. 
Sweet, J. H. Surridge. J. D. Thompson, Clarice Vernon, Kate 
Brevoort and E. D. Davies, ventriloquist (his American d^but). 
Annie Lonsdale was the next manager. " Pgcrhu-s,," a burlesque, 
was presented Nov. 20, with Miss Lonsdale, Clara Fisher, H. J. 
Brompton, Miss Lewis, Mons. and Adele Thorpe, O'Neil, and 
Arthur Matihison in the cast. The " season " lasted one week, and 
the theatre closed. 

On Jan. 8, 1872, James Steele Mackaye appeared in a play called 
'^on atdi "_ written expressly for him. Mr. Mackaye on this 
occasion made his debut as an actor, and attemptetTlo exemplify 
the practical utility of the Delsarte system of dramatic expression. 
He was supported by his pupil Miss Griswold as leading lady. Mr. 
Mackaye's acting was a novelty to New York playgoers, inasmuch 
as it consisted principally of gesture. This was the predominating 
feature of his system. For years Mackaye had lectured on the 
Delsarte theory of dramatic art. M. Delsarte was a frenchman, 
who conceived the happy thought of reducing facial expression to 
a system, the key to which he claimed to have found. If to grow 
stiff and limp by turns, to roll the eyes uncomfortably, to gasp con- 
vulsively, to make wry faces of a distracting variety, were sufficient 
to constitute acting, one would easily become a great actor. Mr. 
Mackaye believed the efficacy of the theory he practised to be so 
great that a mere mechanical application of its so-called principles 
would make an actor of anybody. Will a simple knowledge of the 
rules of elocution make an orator? Does a knowledge of the prin- 
ciples of vocalization equip a singer ? Will the study of law make 
a successful pleader? That actors need to be educated to a certain 
extent in their art is not to be denied, but that any one is competent 



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NEW FIFTH AVENUE THEATRE 



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to become an actor by merely receiving elementary education, is too 
nonsensical for discussion. 

l"he company assisting Mr. Mackaye was: A. H. Davenport, J* 
W. Thorpe, T. A. Dow. C. W. Butler, George Clement. W. Glass- 
ford, Miss Griswold and Miss Gushing (afterwards Mrs. H- B. ^ 
Lonsdale). On Feb. lo the new play " Marriage " was produced i 
with Miss Gri.swold as Margaret; Nina Varian as Alice Brooks ; / 
A. H. Davenport, Mr. Brooks; Mrs. Keith, Mme. de la Vigne; ' 
Mr. Mackaye, Carrot Gray. The season closed March 30. 1872. 
McEvoy's Hibcrnicon (panorama) came next and closed June I. 
W. S. Mansell made his American debut July 9, delivering a bur- 
lesque lecture in female costume. The next occupants of this house 
were the San Francisco minstrels, who had given up their hall, No. 
585 Broadway. The managers were originally William Birch, David 
Wambold, William Bernard, and Charles Backus, but Mr. Bernard 
withdrew from the company when they left the old hall, and did not 
appear here with them. They commenced on Aug. 26. W. S. 
Mullaly was musical director. Beaumont Reid made his American 
debut on the opening night. They closed March i, 1873, and went 
on '* the road." Swayne Buckley and Sam Sharpley's minstrels 
appeared March 3, with the bu rlesque opera. " La Sonnambula " 
and a "first part." They afterwards took off the first paiT, and 
give a protean farce, followed by an olio and a burlesque opera. 
They closed March 22. Frank McEvoy's New Hibernicon com- 
menced April 14, for four weeks. This finished the career of 
this hall. 

Early in June, 1873, the Gilsey estate concluded to transform it 
into a theatre. Work was at once begun, and the theatre was com- 
pleted in December, 1873. The building had a frontage of 60 feet 
Twenty-eighth Street. The parquet seated about six hundred 
persons, the first circle four hundred, and the second gallery five 
hundred. 



THE NEW FIFTH AVENUE THEATRE 

AUGUSTIN DALY obtained the lease of the house, which 
he called " The New Fifth Avenue Theatre." and opened 
it Dec. 3. 1873. John Moore was stage manager; Harvey Dod- 
worth, musical director ; and James W, Morrisscy, treasurer. The 
company was: D. H. Harkins, George Clarke, Louis James, James 
Lewis, Charles Fisher, H. Conway, George Parkes, V. Hardenbergh, 
W. Davidge, D. Whiting, Owen S. Fawcelt, Frank Chapman, W. 
|,Beekman, J. Deveau, J. G. Peakes, George F, Devere, John Moore. 
[Mr. Sullivan, Mrs. G. H. Gilbert, Ada Uyas, Fanny Davenport, Sara 



A HISTORY OF THK NEW YORK STAGE C«»74 



Jew€tt» Fanny Morant» Nellie Mortimer, Nina Varian, Miss Griffiths, 
Minnie Conway, and others. An opening address by Dr. Oliver 
Wendell Holmes was delivered by Fanny Morant. and a comedy by 
James Alberry, entitled " Fortune/' was acted for the first lime on 
any stage, but. proving a failure, was withdrawn at the end of the 
week. The cast was: 



Major Hawley 
Scale Itcnsomc 
Baggersly Dumm 



Cbas. Fiaher 
Louis James 
James Lewis 



Tom Hawley 
Jack Keating 



Ceo. Clarke 
D. H. Harking 



David Whiting, Geo. F. Devere, Jas. G. Peakes, Frank Chap- 
man, Fanny Davenport, Mrs. G. H. Gilbert, Sara Jewell, Minnie 
Conway, Nellie Mortimer (Mrs. George Devere), and Stella Cong- 
don (Mrs. Frank Chapman) were also in the cast. "Old Head^ 
and Young^Hcarts " was played Dec. 8. " Ng g Year's Eve " was 
presented Dec. 9 and ii; " Alixe," Dec. lO, 12, ana ra'atin€e Dec. 
13; and "^ndon Assurance," Dec. 13, 15, 

'* The Parncide," by Aa6Tph Bclot, had its first representation 
Dec. 17, and with this cast : 



Uacolard Chax. Fisher 

Lubin \V. Davidge 

Laurent Geo. Clarke 

Matire Glaven . . . J. G. Peakes 
Agenor ..*.... J. Deveau 

Jean . F. Chapman 

Dr. Roze John Moore 

Planchett Gee Gilbert 

Pulcheric Sara Jewett 

Emetienne .... Minnie Conway 
Mariette .... Nellie Mortimer 
Mme. de Lerry . . - Nina Varian 
Mme. Ddissier ■ ■ . Fanny Morant 



Mme. Serchapt 
Mme. Leiain ■ 
Fille d'Air 
Mme. Therworl 
Trompjtte 



.Mrs. G H. Gilbert 

Slella CoiiKdon 

Lizzie Gnffichs 

. . Mary Marcy 

. . Mis4 Stiiart 



Belle Etoile Miss Uctl 

Koule F. Hardcnbtrgh 

The Banker D, Whiting 

Emery Louis James 

Torin Geo. Devere 

Kegimbaut O. S. Fawcett 

Tberigmy Hart Conway 

Richat W. lieekmaa 



*' The Parricide," ran until Saturday night, Jan. 3, 1874, when ' 'Man 
aniLWifc- was revived for three evenings. Ada Dyas made IieT 
American debut, acting Anne Sylvester. " Sarat oga " was revived 
Jan. 7, and ran until evening Jan. 17: James Lewis'asliob Sackett; 
Davidge acted Papa Vandcrpool ; George Devere, Remington ; 
Louis James, Major Whist; J. G. Peakes, Frank; O. S. Fawcett, the 
Artist ; Minnie Conway, Lucy ; Sara Jewctl, Virginia ; Mary Norton 
Marcy, Mrs. Gaylover: Nina Varian, Lily; D. H. Harkins, Jack; 
F. Hardenbergh, Hon. Wm. Castor; Geo. Parkes, Mortimer; D. 
Whiting, Cornelius; Hart Conway, Frederick; F. Chapman, Gyp; 
Fanny Davenport, Kffie; Fanny Morant, Olivia; Mrs. G. H. Gilbert, 
Mrs. Vanderpool ; and Nellie Mortimer as Muffins. " Man atijl 
W^ifcT was repeated Jan. 17, 19, 21, 23, 24; "Saratoga/' Jan. 20, 
22, 26. 

r^ ".ZoUinc*" adapted from the French by Aug. Daly, was acted for 

I the first time Jan. 27, and had this cast: 



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NEW FIFTH AVENUE THEATRE 



Count dc Marsilie . . Louis James 
Coromissary of Police J. C Peakes 

Bastienne . . . Mrs. G. H. Gilbert 



Genevoix 
PoDUune 
Theodoaie 
Andrt . 
B«nefoy 



D, H. Harkins 

Ch.-|5. Fislier 

. . Jaa. Lewis 

Minnie Conwny 

Hart Conway 

O. S. Faweell 



fiiplistc G.Gilbert 



Gudin W. Oavidge 

Gaspard Geo. Farkes 

Cousin Laube .... D. Whiting 
Gabrielle ..... Sara Jewett 

Laurent Beekman 

Folltne Ada Dyas 

Groom Ceo. Uevere 

Afi;lae ..... Fanoy Daveniwrt 
Mme. Lcgucpy . . . Nina Varian 



^;_Fo[linc" was acted until evening Feb. 2r, when " Love's Labour's 
Lost " was given with this cast: 



King of Navarre . . D. H. Harkins 
Don Adriano dc Armado 

Charles Fisher 
Master Holofernes . W. Davidge 
Ja^uenetta .... Nellie Mortimer 
Pnncess of France . . . Ada Dyas 
Lords . . . Gilbert and Beekman 

Biron Geo. Clarke 

Lonii^ville Louis James 

Uumain Hart Conway 

Sir N*.ithaniel .... D. Whiting 



Dull . . 
Costard . 
Moth 

A Forester 
Boyet . . 
Mercade . 
Rosaline . 
Maria . . 
Katharine 
Heims 



Owens Fawceit 

. James Lewis 

Stella Congdon 

F. Chapman 

F. Hardenbei^h 

. . J. Dcveau 

Fanny Davenport 

Sara ] ewe It 

Nina Varian 

James G. Peakes 



It was withdrawn March 3 for W. S. Gilbert's " Charity," acted 
for the first time in America, and with this cast: 



Ted D. H. Harkins 

Smalley ..... F. Hardenbergh 

Fred Geo. Clarke 

Fitz Partington .... las. Lewis 
The Skinner .... W. Davidge 
The Butler . . . . F. Chapman 



The Footman . . . . W, Beekman 

Mrs. Vanbargh Ada Dyas 

Kve Sara Jcwctt 

Ruth Fanny Davenport 

Caroline LIuie Grliltths 



'' Uncle's Will " was seen for the first time in this city April 6. 
cast thus: UhasTCashraore, Louis James; Baker, VV. Davidge ; and 
Florence, Sara jewett. This one-act comedy and "Charity" ran 
until Tuesday, April 14, when Alex. Dumas' " Mojisieur Alghon^e " "^ 
was acted, for the first time in America, and received~tTiis castT 



Mme- Guichard . Fanny Davenport 
Capt. Mantaglin . . . '. C. Fisher 

Octave Geo. Clarke 

Jovin . .... Jas. Lewis 
Remy F. Hirdenbergh 



Raymonds Ada Dyas 

Manon .... Mrs. G. H GiUtert 

Bonctte Nina Varian 

Adrienne Bijou Heron 



On the night of May 1 1 W. Davidgc acted Remy in place of 
Frank Hardcnbcrgh. It was acted until May 12. when Daly's 
iJ^ivorce^" was given, for the first lime in this theatre, and the' 
cast was: 



A HISTORY OF THE NEW YORK STAGE [1874 



Alfred Adriance 
Rev. Harry Duncan 
Mr». Ten Eyck . . 
Lu Ten Eyck . - 
Faony Ten Eyck . 



Mrs. Kemp 

Tempteton Jitt .... Jas. Lewis 

Judge Kemp D. Whiting 

Chnstnnas F. Chapman 

Guinea W. Beekman 



Is 



G. Gilbert 

Jim J. G. Peakes 

Flora Nina Varlan 

Kitty Roberta Norwood 

Capt. Lynde Louis James 

Mra. G. H. Gilbert I De Witt W. DavidRC 

Burritt C. Fisher 

Dr. Lang Geo. Deverc 

Grace Minnie Conway 

Molly Nellie Mortimer 



. . Geo. Clarke Fam 

. . Hart Conway 

Fanny Morant 

Fanny Davenport 

Ada IJyas 



"- Oliver f wist " was produced May 19 with this cast: Oliver 
Twist, Hijoii Heron; Bill Sikes, Louis James; Fapin, Chas. Fisher; 
the Dodffer, James Lewis ; Nancy Sikes, Fanny Davenport ; Rose 
Maylie, Adelaide Lennox. James W. Morrissey, the treasurer of the 
theatre, took a benefit May 20. "Love's I-abour's Lost" was re- 
peated June I ; "Charity," June 2; and the theatre closed Junes, 
with "^ons. A][)honse." 'Vhc productions during the season were ; 
" Mons. Arpfionse7^45^times; " Charity." 43 times; "Divorce^" 38; 
".FoUine;' 26; ""Parricide," 20; "Alixe," 14: " Man and Wife," 12; 
" Madeline Morelj" 12; " New YearV Eve," 13; *;^ Saratoga," lo; 
"Love's Labour's Lost," 10; "Uncle's Will." 9 ; " Fernande," 8. 
^ The next season opened Aug. 25, 1874, with Mr. DalyVoriginal 
drama "\Xh^\ Should She Do?" Sol Smith Russell and Alice 
Grey were added to the company. The cast of Mr. Daly's play was : 



Countess of Kcnmair, Mrs. G. H. Gilbert 
Earl of Kcnmair . . . . C. Fisher 
Bob ....... I^uiK James 

Fritters James Lewis 

Lamech .... F. Hardenbergh 
Peabody .... Sol Smith Ru-uell 
Lady Clavering .... Alice Grey 
Lady Elaine Sarajewett 



Maggie ..... Nina Varian 
Dianihe .... Fanny Davenport 

Lord Bazil Geo. Clarke 

Dr. Titcomb W. DavidM 

Kitly Lizzie Griffiths 

Ordw.iy W. Beekman 

Clarris Emily Klgl 

Muckra F, Chapman 



It was withdrawn Sept. 5, for the *' Fast Family," which had this 
cast: """ 



Didier . . 
Forrmichcl 
President . 
Polydore . 
Fanfan . . 
Clotilde 
Blanche 
Adf^pfaioe 



D. H. Harkins 
J. W. Jennings 

O. S. Fawcett 
Stella Cong<lon 

. Bijou Heron 
Ada Dyas 

. Sara Jewett 

. Alice Grey 



Hector Loui» James 

Benoiton .... F. Hardenbergh 

Francois Hart Conway 

Jule W. Beekman 

Servant W. Eytinge 

Rose Nina Varian 

Camille Emity Rigl 

Josephine Lizzie GrifBths 



r>l for 5>candal," which Mr. Daly had the temerity to 
iven with this cast Sept. 12: 

C. Fisher Lady Teade . . . Fanny Davenport 

. W. Davidgc Trip Sol Smith RusscU 

Geo. Clarke Joseph Louis James 

R T. Ringgold Moses Jas. Lewis 



1874] 



NEW FIFTH AVENUE THEATRE 



or inc nrsi iimc on any scagc, a ar^maiic cntcriain- 

*s of liyin g table aux, of the poem of the late Henry 

fntitlpfi I'h ? Ha Bg'"K "f the Crane," was given, 

itself was recited by D. H. Harkins. The pictures 



On Oct. lo. for the first time on any stage, a dramatic entertain- 
ment, in a series of living 
W. Longfellow ent _^ 

while the poem itself was rechcd by D. H. Harkins. The picti 
were framed within a background, by C.W. Withem, and peopled by 
Mrs. G. H. Gilbert, Alice Grey, Nina Varian, Stella Congdon, VV. 
Davidge, B. T. Ringgold, O. S. Fawcett, and Bijou Heron. This was 
followed by a revival of "The Critic," with this cast: 

J. W. Jennings 

D. Whiting 

. Hart Conway 

( Wm. Gilbert 

] Deveau 

Fanny Davenport 

. . Alice Grey 

Nina Varian 

- . Emily Rigl 



Puff James Lewis 

Prompter John Moore 

Earl of Leicester . . Geo. Parkes 
Lord Burleirh . . Frank Chajimau 
Sir Christopner . . . Louis James 
Sir Walter . . . .Sol Smith Russell 
A Oeefenter . . . . O. S. Fawcctl 
Don Whistccrandos . . VVm. Davidge 
Master of the Horse . J. G. Peakes 



The Governor . 
Dangle - . . 
Sneer . . . 

Sentinels . . 

Talbumia . . 
Her Confidante 
First N'iece 
Second Niece . 



Previous to *' The Hanging of the Crane." was acted " ThcTwo 



ineT Georg 



eorgc 



Widows ." for the first time: Fanny Davenport as Franctne, 
Clarke 'as Edith, Sara Jewett as Cecil, and K. Hardenbergh as 
Labaraque. 

The Yokes Family appeared in " Ryllp« ^f the Kitchen '* at a fare- 
well performance Monday afteroon, Oct. I2. '' U ncled W ill " was 
also acted. " The School for Scandal " was repeated Oct fs, i6. 

Bronson Howard's " Moon:roft,_or the Double Wedding" was 
seen Oct. 17, for the first time on any stage, and had this' cast : 



Cvril Moorcroft . , D. H. Harkins 
Alfred Savergne . . . D. H. Harkins 
Ku.<;scU Moorcroft . . Louis James 
Harrington Gautry . . Geo. Clarke 
Katherinc (6rst appearance in 

New York) .... Annie Graham 
Bella Van Kcoselor, Fanny Davenport 
Mrs. Peters . . .Sot Smith Russell 



Rackeit James Lewis 

Joanna Nina Varian 

Marie Emily Ktgl 

Peters W. Davidge 

Pcic J. W. Jennings 

Dennis O. S. Fawcett 

Thomas F. Chapman 

Virginia Sara Jewell 



It was withdrawn Nov. 2, 3. for " The School for Scandal." 
" Belle's Stratagem " was presented Nov. 4, and cast thus : 



The 



LeUHa Hattly . . 
Doricourt . . . 
Lady Touchwood 



Fanny Davenport 

Louis James 

. . Sara Jewett 



Old Hardy W. Davidge 

Flutter James Lewis 



* Masks and Faces" was played Nov. 10, when Louise Allen made 
her first appearance on the New York stage in seven years. The 
comedy bad this cast: 



Triplet . . . 

Colander 
|I*omandcr . 
' Peg VVoffiiigton 



G. Fisher 1 Colly Clbber 



Sol Smith Russell 

D. H. Harkins 

Fanny Davenport 



Snarl 
Mabel Vane 
Lyaimtchus 



F. Hardenbergh 
. O. S. Fawcett 

Louise Allen 
Bijou Heron 



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This was Fanny Davenport's first attempt as Peg. " Ever ybody 's 
Friend " was acted Nov. 20, with James I-cwis as Major VVellington 
l3c~fioots, and Louis James as Felix Fealherley. 

Geo. Clarke withdrew from this theatre on Nov. 2, under the fol- 
lowing circumstances : It is the custom in all first-class theatres that 
all artists engaged in old comedies shall, if so required, wear no hair 
upon the face, so as to accord with the fashion of the period. On 
Nov. 2, " The School for Scandal " was revived for two nights, and 
a notice intimating as above was posted in the greenroom of the 
theatre. Geo. Clarke did not remove his mustache, and on the 
evening in question some words passed between him and Mr. Daly 
in reference to his disobedience of the order. This occurred before 
the screen scene, and Mr. Clarke refused to appear in it, telling Mr, 
Daly that he might read the part himself. Hart Conway, however, 
assumed the character at a moment's notice. 

■^^ Dion ^oucica uh's dramatization of "The Heart of Midlothian," 
was produced Nov. 21, with this cast: ^^^ 



The Duke Geo. Parkcs 

Chief Justice D. Whiting 

D»vid Deans C. Fisher 

Queen Emily Rigl 

jeanie Deans .... Louise Allen 
£ffie DeaoB .... Nina V'arian 
Madge ..... Fanny Davenport 
Laird o' Dumbiedikes . . Jas. Lewis 
Counsel for Defence 



Sharpillaw G. F. Dcvcre 

Ratcliffe . . . . F. Hardenbergh 

Gcordie ...... Hart Conway 

ArchiUilcI . . . . . O. S. Fawcett 

Pat Regan .... J. G. Pcakcs 

Frank ..... J. W. Jennings 

Reuben Geo. Gilbert 

Meg Mrs. G. H. Gilbert 



Louts James 

f^ 'lYorick " was seen for the first time on any stage Dec. 5 , and had 
this cast : 



Shakespeare . 
Walter . . . 
The Author 
The Prompter . 



. . C. Fisher 

F. Hardenbergh 

. . Jas. Lewis 

J. W. Jennings 



Alison Sara Jewctt 

Edmund .... B. T. Ringgold 
Margery .... Nellie Mortimer 
Vurick Louis Jaraes 



" f^ndon A.ssurange " was played Dec. 11, 12; '* Yorick " and 
•' Uncle's Will," matinee Dec. 12. " She Stoops to Conquer," Dec. 
14, 15, and matinee Dec. 19. withWm. Davidgc, Sen., as Hart^castle, 
Geo. Devere as Sir Charles Marlow. Louis James as Young Marlow, 
O. S. Fawcett as Diggory, Sara Jewett as Miss Hardcastle, and Mrs. 
G. H. Gilbert as Mrs. Hardcastle. " .M^S apol^Wife " was presented 
Dec. 16, 17; " l^ndqn Assurap ce '' Dec.^18 ; " A New Way to Pay 
Old Debts," Dec. 21. 22, 23, with Edward L. Davenport as Sir Giles, 
and Sara Jewett as Margaret; Dec. 23 "Pygmalion and Galatea" 
was seen here, with this cast : 



Pygmalion . 
Leucippe . 
Agesimos 
Cynlsca . . 
Daphne 



D. H. Harkins 
Geo. F. Devere 
. J. G. Pcakes 
. Annie Gr-iliam 
Nellie Mortimer 



Myrinc . 
Galatea 
Chrysos 
Mimas . 



Nina Varian 

Carlotta Lcclercq 

Jamrs !xwi» 

J. W. Jennings 



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*'The Merchant of Venice" was acted Jan. ii, 1875, *'th E. L. 
Davenport as Shylock, and Carlotta Lcclercq as Portia- '* Qharity " 
was seen Jan. iS. 19. 

" Women of the Day ," by C harles M orton, was given Jan. 20, for 
the nrst time in this city. The cast was : 



Major Steele Ja». Lewis 

Frank Laidlaw . . . Louis James 
Theo. Prescott . . . Geo. Parkes 

Judge O. S. Fawcett 

Doctor \V. Davidgc 

Paul U. Whiting 

Mrs. I'iokethum . . Nellie Monimer 
Mrs. SamsoQ . . Mrs. G. H. Gilbert 



Mrs. Rivington . . . Jean Burnside 
Mrs. MesUyer . . Kanny Davenport 
James ...... F. Chapman 

Robert W. Beck man 

Adelaide Aaoie Graham 

Amelia Lizzie GriRiihs 

Clara Sara f cwett 

Bella Nina Varian 



*' The Big Bonanza," was acted here Feb. 17, and had this cast: 



Jonathan Cawallader . . C. Fisher 
Prof. Cawallader . . . Jas. Lewis 
Mrs. Lucretia CawalLider 

Annie Graham 
Mrs. Caroline Cawallader 

Mrs. G. H. Gilbert 
M)1e. de Vtncie . ■ . Nina Varian 

Ellis Griffiths 

Uncle Rymple ... W. Davidge 
Bob Rug'gles John Drew 



Jack Lymcr ... B. T, Ring|:old 

Alphonsus Geo. Parkes 

B:ilder Nellie Mortimer 

Moii-ser OS. Kawcctt 

Crumpets J. W. Jennings 

Taffety W. Ueekman 

Izau )• Deveau 

John Sullivan 

Virgie Emily Rigl 

Eugenia .... Fanny Davenport^ 



On the afternoon of April i a charity benefit for the Central Dis- 
pensary was given. * tA p^ll ip a China S hop." by Frank Mayo and 
his company, Sol Smith Russell in a monologue entertainment. H. 
J. Montague and Ada Dyas in " AHiip^Pair," " Uncle's Will," the 
second and third acts of "JJl^Big Bonanza," and Dan Bryant's 
minstrels was the entertainment. - - 

James W. Morrissey, the treasurer, took a benefit afternoon April 
31, when were acted "The Big Bonanza," and the screen scene from 
'* School for Scandal ; '* Zelda Harrison Scguin was heard in ballads, 
and Marie Aim^e in her song and dance, " Pretty as a Picture." 
A matinee benefit April 28. in aid of the fund for the widow and 
children of Dan Bryant. This was the first matinee benefit under 
the direction of Augustin ^Daly. who had withdrawn from co- 
operating with his brother managers. The entertainment con- 
sisted of a memorial address by the Rev. O. B. Frolhingham; 
the singing of " Massa's in the Cold, Cold Ground," by the quartet 
of the San Francisco minstrels, including D. S. Wambold. Carl 
Rudolph, R. E. McGuckin, and A. H. Pelham. (A scene had been 
expressly painted for this by James Roberta, representing a view of 
an Old Kentucky plantation, with field hands and a grave in the 
foreground, with a negro kneeling at its side): the last four acts of 
" London Assurance " were also given, with this cast : 



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Lady Gay Spa,nker. Fanny Davenport 
Grace Harkaway . . . Kmily Rig! 
Sir Harcourt CourUcy, Charles Fisher 
Charles Courtley . . . Geo. Parkes 
Dolly Spanker . . Owen S. Fawcett 
Solomon Isaacs . . . Geo. Gilbert 



Pert Nellie Mortimer 

Max Harkaway . . . W. Davld^e 

Meddle James Lewis 

Dazzle B. T. Ringgold 

Cool Frank Chapman 

James W. Beekman 



The performance concluded with " The Good for Nothing," which 
had this cast : 



Tom Dribbles J. Lewis 

Charley John Drew- 
Harry Johnson . . . O. S. Fawcett 



Young Mr. Simpson . F. Chapman 

Jcames G. Gilbert 

Nan Uijou Heron 



Lmenca. t\ nuncn oi ncrrics was oone nug. y, lor inc nrst 
; in America, and repeated week Aug. 16, with " ijjttin£.^Too 
:il' Aug. 21 " Nan the Good for Nothing" and " The Wrong 
I in the Right Place" were given, on which date the Vokes 



" Thff pi g Bonanza' ' had its one hundredth representation May 
24. The season closed June 28. 

The Vokes Family reappeared here Aug. 2, in " Belles of the 
Kitchen; " and ".His Own Enemy" was also seen, for the first time 
in America. " A Bunch of Bcrrit-s" was done Aug. 9, for the first 
time 

I the J^^ght l^lacc" were given, 
family closed. '~ 

" The Bifi; Bonanza" was revived Aug. 23. Fannie Frances and 
Maurice Barrymore were in the cast; this was their first appear- 
ance here. "The Mexican Juvenile Troupe " opened Aug. 30 for 
one week in " La Grande Duchesse," and Sept. 6 in " Robinson 

Augustin Daly commenced his next season Sept. 13, 18751 with 
j" Sarato ga." previous to which John Brougham delivered an open- 
' ing address. " Saratoga " had this cast : 



Jack Uenedict 
Papa Vanderpool 
Hon. Wm. Carter 
Remington Pire . 
Frederick Carter . 
Old Weathertree . 
Mrs. Vanderpool, 
Mrs. Gay Lover 
Lilly Livingstone . 
Bob Sackett . . 



. . D. H. Harkina 

. . Wm. Davidge 

. F. Hardenbergh 

. . . John Moore 

. . . John Drew 

. . . J. Deveau 
Mrs. G. H. Gilbert 

. . . May N'uncr 

. . Kate Holland 

. . . Jas. Lewis 



Major Whist . . . Chas. Rockwell 

Grip W. Bcckman 

Littlefield Wm. Gilbert 

Sir Mortimer .... Geo. Parkes 

Kffie Fanny Davenport 

Lucy • Jeffreys I-ewis 

The Widow Alice tirey 

Virginia Emily Rigl 

Muffins Sydney Cowcll 



It was acted until the evening of Sept. 18, when " Our Boys " had 
its first American representation and this cast: 



Perkyn Middlewick . . James Lewis 
Mary Melrose . . Fanny Davenport 
Viulet Melrose . Jeffreys Lewis 

Miss Champneys. Mrs. G. H. Gilbert 
Talbot Champneys, Maurice Uarrymore 



Chas. Middlewick . . D. H. Harkina 
Sir Geoffrey .... Chas, Fisher 

Kcmtister J. Deveau 

Poddies W. Bcekman 

Belinda Sydney Cowell 



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Edwin Booth, who had been announced to appear Oct. 4, met 
with a serious accident near his residence at Cos Cob, Ct. While 
out riding, in August, he was thrown from his carriage, his left 
arm and two or three of his ribs broken. "Our Boys" was re- 
peated and ran three weeks. After an absence of two years from 
the metropohtan stage, Edwin Booth commenced in " Hamlet," Oct. 
25, which was repeated Oct. 26, 27, 29, and matinee Oct. 3a The 
cast was : 



Hamlet Hdwin Booth 

Ghost D. H. Harkins 

Osric Geo. Harkes 

Guildenstcm John Drew 

Queen Alice Grey 

Uicrtes .... Maurice Barrj'morc 



Polonius Chas. Fisher 

King F. Hardenbergh 

Gravedigger W. David^e 

Horatio B. Kinggold 

Ophelia Jeffreys Lewis 



" The Apostate " was played Oct. 28, evening Oct. 30 ; " Richelieu," 
Nov. I, 2. 5: "Othello," Nov. 3, 4, Mr, Booth as the Moor; Nov. 
6, Mr. Booth as lago. On Nov, 8. 9, 10, 12, for the first time 
in this city, Edwin Booth's own versioa or adaptation of Shake- 
speare's " Richard H." was seen: 



Richard 
Bolingbroke 



Kdwtn Booth I Queen 
Dan HarkinsI 



Emily Rig! 



Maurice Barrymore, Chas. Fisher, and F. Hardenbergh were also 
in the cast. 

For the matinee of Nov. 10, Booth acted Claude, to Fanny Daven- 
port's Pauline: Hamlet Nov. n; as Shylock Nov. 13; Hamlet 
Nov. 15-18 and matinee Nov. 20; Nov. 16 and 17, " King Lear; " 
matinee Nov. 17, "The Stranger" and "Taming of the Shrew," 
Fanny Davenport as Mrs. Haller and Katharina; Nov. rg, "Riche- 
lieu;" Nov. 20, "Othello," Booth as lago. He acted all this 
engagement with his left arm in a sling. He closed Nov, 20. 

Clara Morris, after an absence of three years, appeared Nov. 22, 
in "The New Leah": 



Mother Grochen . . . Kale Holland 

Frank Belle Wharion 

Kosic Florence Wood 

Abraham John Moore 

Mizael Chas. Fisher 

Martha Alice Grey 

Esther Clara Morris 

Esther, a child .... Bella Finch 



Loreoxo \V. Davidge 

Joseph ..... D. H- Harkins 
Friu ....... John Drew 

Jacob W. Bcckmaa 

Hans ...... J. Deveau 

Frant . . G. Gilbert 

Meenie Jeffreys Lewis 

Father HensJos . . F. Hardenbergh 
Dame Elsie - ■ Mrs. G. H. Gilbert 

Owing to ill health, Clara Morris closed abruptly after the matinee 
Nov. 27. 

" Our Boys " was revived Nov. 29, with Jaraes Lewis as Perkyn 
Middlewick. The theatre was closed Dec. 13. and reopened Dcc.^ 
14, with the first performance on any stage of " Pique." which had / 
this cast : / 



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Matthew Standish 
Arthur Standish . 
Kayniortd Lessing 
Rav-Monney Jim . 
Utile Arthur . . 
Mabel Renfrew 
Aunt Dnrothy 
Mother Thames - 
Sylvie .... 
Dr. Gossitt . . 



. . Chas. Fbher 

D. H. Harkins 

. M. H. Barrymore 

F. Hardenbergh 
. . UcUc Wharton 
. Fanny Davenport 
Mrs. a H. Gilbert 
. . Kate Holland 
. . Lizzie Griffiths 

John Brougham 



Sammy Dymple .... }at. Lewis 

Thorsby Gyll John Drew 

Picker Bob . . , C. H. Rockwell 

Pedder W. Davidgc 

Rattlin ..... W. Beekman 

Capi. Spears J. Deveaa 

Lucille Renfrew .... Emily Rigl 
Mary St-ordish . . . Jeffreys Lewis 
Rait'ch Sydney Cowell 



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Ten performances were pvcn the week of March 13, 1876, matinees 
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday. Silver change was 
given at the box office every evening during the week, except Friday, 
when gold change was given instead of fractional currency. Gcorgie 
Drew was seen April 17, as Mary Standish, her first appearance in 
New York. The one hundred and fiftieth performance of " _Piquc " 
occurred April 28. It was acted until Saturday night, May 6, when 
D. H. Harkins took a benefit and presented "Money": Lady 
Franklin, Fanny Davenport; Clara Douglas. Georgie Drew; Stout, 
John Urougham ; and Alfred Evelyn, D. H. Harkins. " Piqu e^" was 
given week May 8, excepting the evening of May 13, when John 
Brougham had a benefit ; " The Serious Family " and "^E ocabontas *' 
were acted: Capt, Murphy Maguire, John BroughanT; Sleek, W. 
Davidge; Torrens, Maurice Barrymore; Lady Sowerby Creamly, 
Mrs, G. H. Gilbert; Mrs. Torrens. Georgie Drew; Emma Torrens, 
Sydney Cowell; Mrs. Ormsby Delmaine, Fanny Davenport. The 
cast 



ley i 
of " 



Pocahontas '* was : 



Pocaliontas . . 
John Smith 
Mynheer Rolfe 



. . Sydney Cowell 

George Vining Dowers 

- . K. Hardenbergh 



Opodeldoc John Drew 

W«-cha-ven-da . Mrs. G. H. Gilbert 
Powhattan .... John Brougham 



" Pigufi^' was acted the week of May 15, except Saturday evening. 
May 20. when James Lewis took a benefit, and gave '* Charity " for 
the first time this season: F'itzpartington, James Lewis; Dr. Ather- 
ney, Chas, Fisher; Ruth, Fanny Davenport; and Howard (first 
appearance in this city) as Mrs. Vanbrugh. " VVea k Woma n " was 
also acted for the first time in New York, and had tfilscast: 



Capt. Ginger .... James Lewis 

Arthur C. Rockwell 

Dr. Fleming .... W. Davidgc 

Tootles John Drew 

Phillip Fanshawe . . D. H. lUrkins 



Edwards W. Beekman 

Lillian Sydney Cowell 

Helen Georgie Drew 

Mrs. Gunn . . . Mrs. G. H. Gilbert 



"Piqu e " was seen the week of May 22, except Wednesday matint^-e, 
Mny 24, wlien Fanny Davenjwrt took a benefit. " As You Like It '* 
was acted, with this cast : 



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Orlando .... Lawrence Barrett 

Jaqucs E. L. Davenport 

Duke Kredcrick .... Kockwell 

I'ouchslane W. Davidge 

Rosalind .... Fanny Davenport 
Phebe May Nunez 



Amiens Wm. Castle 

Adam ...... Chas. Fisher 

Oliver Du Bois . . . M. Barrymorc 
BanLslied Duke ... D. Harkins 

Celia Georgie Drew 

Audrey Sydney Cowell 



la act four Fanny Davenport sang " The Cuckoo " song. At 
night " Jiqije^ " was played for the one hundred and sevenly-fiflh 
time. 

William Davidge had a benefit May 27. when the same programme 
as at Mr. Brougham's benefit was given. "£iquc" was acted the 
week of May 29, except June 3, when StcphenFTsTTc, the business 
manager of the bouse, took a benefit. The second, third, and fourth'^ 
acts of " Frou Frou " were given, for the first time in five years. 



Froii Frou (first time in 

New York) . . Fanny Davenport 
Henri de Sartor}'5 D. H. Markins 

Vicomte de Valreas . M. Barrymore 
Kri^rd ...... W. Davidge 

The Baron Jas. Lewis 



Baronne . • - Mrs. G, H. GHI«rt 

Pauline Sydney Cowell 

Piiou C. kockwcll 

Louise ..... Georgje Drew 
Vincent . . J- Deveau 

Zanetto W. Bcekman 



Sol Smith Russell followed with his specialties, after which 
" Jenny Li nj ^t Last " was played, with F'anny Davenport as Jenny 
I -ealtierlungsTTncncam e the Madrigal Uoys and the sketch ".^aJAWjisc 
Twins ," in which W. Davidge, John Drew, John Brougham, and 
Sydney Cowell appeared. " ^igue " was acted the weeks of June 
5 and June 12. except matinie June 17, when the same bill given 
at Mr. Brougham's benefit was presented. 

Augustin Daly took a benefit afternoon and evening June 23, 
and the following was the programme; afternoon, " Divorce , " 
with the first appearance at this theatre of Mary Wells. In the 
evening. " Pfgnp," for the two hundredth time, with D. H. Harkins 
as Matthew Standish; Capl. Arthur, C. H. Rockwell; Capt. Speers. 
W. Beekman; Mary Standish, Georgie Drew; Mother Thames, 
Lizzie Griffiths; Rag-Monney Jim, Sol Smith Russell; Picker Bob, 
J. Deveau ; Sylvie, Florence Wood, The rest of the cast as on 
previous occasions. Georgia (Slavin's) minstrels followed, also 
Fay Tcmpleton and Sol Smith Russell. A solid silver ticket was 
presented to each lady in the audience holding a reserved seat. 
■' Pffjiiff " was acted the week of June 26, also raatin^e Tuesday, July 
4. and was withdrawn after Saturday night, July 29. its two hundred 
and thirty-eighth performance, and the theatre closed. 

During the season 1875-76 there were acted "Hamlet," nine times; 
" Richelieu," five; " King Lear," three; " Richard 11. ," four; "The 
Merchant of Venice," one; " Othello," four; "The Apostate," two; 
" The Lady of Lyons," one ; " The Stranger," one ; " Taming of the 
Shrew," one; "Fi^ue," two hundred and thirty-eight; " Thg B ig 



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_Bonanzaj ^ one week; "Saciioga," one week; "Our Boys," seven 
weelcs; " ThgJ^JtmJxah." one week. 

A summer season opened July 31, with the first appearance in New 
York in two years of Edward A. Sothern, in "Our American Cousin." 
In the cast were Jeffreys Lewis, Ada Oilman, Alice Grey, William 
Davidgc, Meroe Charles, O. S. Fawcctt, B. T. Ringgold, M. C. Daly, 
John W. Jennings, and John Moore. This bill kept the stage until 
Aug. 28, when "David Garn'ck" was given, and Clement Bainbridgc 
made his first appearance in New York as Jones, and Annie Deland 
her first appearance here as Mrs. Smith. Mr. Sothern played " Dun- 
dreary" Sept. 6 for his benefit, and closed Sept. 9. 

The regular season opened Sept. 12, 1876, with the following com- 
pany : John Brougham, D. H. Harkins, James Lewis, Wm. Davidge, 
Frank Hardenbergh, Maurice Barrymorc, John Drew, J. H. Ring, 
B. T. Ringgold. Henry Crisp, Charles Fisher, Geo. Parkes, John 
Moore, Bainbridge, Chas. Rockwell, Charles Leclercq, C. 11. Morton, 
Deveau, Beekman, Geo. Gilbert, Mrs. G. H. Gilbert, Emily Rigl, 
Sydney Cowell, Jeffreys Lewis, Alice Grey, Ada Gilman, Hattic 
Richmond, Gabriclle du Sauld, Florence Wood. Meroe Charles, Mary 
Wells, Georgie Drew, Josie Moore, Kate Holland, May Nunez, Annie 
Deland, Miss Vinton, and Miss Boyd. " Money" was the opening 
bill Sept. 12, and had this cast: 



Clara Douglas . 
Evelyn . , . 
Stout .... 
Graves . . . 
Sir John Vesey 
Lord Glossmore 
Sir Krcdcric . . 



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Jeffreys Lewis 

Chas. Coglilan 

John Brougham 

. Chas. Fisher 

W. Davidge 

Geo. Parkes 

M. Uarryinorc 



The Old Member 
Dudley Smooth 
Sharpe . . . 
Georgian a Vesey 
Lady Franklin . 
Frantt . . . 
Toke .... 



J. H. Ring 

John Drew 

W. heekman 

Emily Rigl 

Mary WcUs 

F. Bennett 

. J. Deveau 



This was the American debut of Chas. Coghlan, and first appear- 
ance in New York of J. H. Ring. ** Money" was withdrawn Sept. 27 
for "ll^fejl^ for the first time on the American stage, adapted from 
the French by Mr. Daly, and had this cast : 



Schuyler Samples . . 
Nfrs. .Masham Mallory 
Signorina Samtti 
Mi&s Brightstars . . 
Chumley Calvert . . 
Spirit ol the Sun ■ ■ 
Spirit of the Snow . . 
Mrs. Brown Boston, M 
Pony Muluel 
Lynn Lessurely 
Frank Dodge . 



Charles Coghlan 

. Amy Fawsitt 

EUie Moore 

Miss Vinton 

John Brougham 

Marie Bonlanti 

MUc. Sohtkc 

n. G. H. Gilbert 

J. I.ewi."s 

. C. Fisher 

M. Barrymore 



Lord Lomax J. Deveau 

Capitola Sydney Cowell 

Jenny Helen Dingeon 

Dash W. Beekman 

Ethel Emily Rigl 

Harry Gresharo ... G. Parkes 
Noscn Pokiss . . . . W. Davidj;c 

Tradiii J. H. Ring 

-Mrs. Gresham . . . Georgie Drew 
Mary Ann ..... Mary Wells 
Sig. Oleri F. ttennett 



This was the American d^but of Amy Kawsitt. She played until 
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proved to be her last appearance on the stage the previous night. 
Georgie Drew assumed the character acted by Miss Fawsitt, and 
played it during the remainder of the run of the comedy. Amy 
Fawsitt died in this city Dec. 26, 1876. 

The short career of this lady in America was a sad, sorrowful, and 
sombre one. On Oct. 3 she left the Sturtcvant House> where she 
lived during the greater part of her engagement at this theatre, and 
moved to a furnished apartment house in Eighth Avenue. Miss 
Fawsitt told a woman living on the same floor that she had gone 
there to escape the temptations to drink afforded by a targe hotel, 
where there was much company and life. She was accompanied by 
Miss Uollman, her maid, whom she had brought from England. 
After remaining with her a week or two the maid left, and from that 
time Miss F'awsitt came completely under the control of a man re- 
siding in the same house. Advantage was taken of her weakness for 
liquor to keep her constantly under its influence; her money was 
stolen from her, her dresses and jewelry pawned, and she was kept 
under lock and key and habitually abused and beaten by the drunken 
brute, who finally, in a fit of jealous rage, dashed her headlong over 
the balustrade and down a long flight of stairs into the hall below, 
where she lay bruised and unconscious till he carried her back to her 
rooms, threw her on the floor, cutting her head, and kicking her 
violently in the stomach, and leaving her locked up alone throughout 
the entire night. Three days after receiving this violent treatment 
Miss Fawsitt breathed her last. 

The mysterious manner in which Miss Fawsitfs death occurred, 
and the way in which her funeral was conducted, would have been 
sufficient to arouse suspicion, but the young woman's habits of in- 
temperance were, unfortunately, well known, and it was thought by 
the few who cared for her at all that it would be an act of Christian 
charity to make no inquiries and let the whole affair die out as soon 
as possible. In this it will be seen that a great wrong was done to 
Miss Fawsitt; for, though it would be impossible to defend her 
against the charge of intemperance, the peculiar circumstances in 
which she was placed and the treatment she received certainly go 
far toward clearing her memory from the odium which was heaped 
upon it 

Her funeral took place from "The Little Church Around the 
Corner." The remains were temporarily placed in a vault in Second 
Avenue, prior to their removal to England. Poor Amy! Fortune 
seemed (o frown upon her first appearance here. The story of her 
short sojourn here was a drama in itself. Her griefs and her errors 
were alike sacred, but in all her troubles, whether they affected her 
business relations or her own hearthstone, she was a good woman, 
sinned against. 

Here, in a strange land, she met only the jealousies of her profes- 



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sion and the cold hand of indifference. For weeks she could retain no 
food, and the last words which were heard to pass her Hps were: " I 
am hungry." She died in the silence of her chamber, alone and un- 
attended. There were only one actress and three actors in the 
church at her funeral — Adelaide Lennox, Charles A. Stevenson, H. 
J. Montague, and Harry Beckett. Is it not strange, is it not painful 
that, out of a profession comprising so many members who had acted 
with her in this city and London, only four should have thought it 
worth while to stand at her bier ? 

^j|e_Il was acted until Saturday evening, Nov. 1 8, when "As 
You Like It" was presented for the first time this season, and the 
cast was: 



Amicn» \Vm. Castle 

Jaques Chas. Fisher 

Duke in Exile . . . . C. Rockwell 
Duke Frederick . . . Ceo. Parkes 

Le Beau F. Bennett 

Cliarles, the Wrestler . . . . Laflin 

Audrey Sydnev Cowell 

Silvius John Drew 

Corin J. H. Ring 

Sir Oliver .... Frank Willard 
Adam F. Hardcnbcrgh 



Oliver M. Barrymore 

Jsaucs.Mjn of Sir Rowland F. Ucnnctt 
Orundo .... Chu. F. Coghlan 

Celia Jeffreys Lewis 

Phebe Mav Nunez 

Hymen Helen Din(;eoa 

Rosalind .... Fanny Davenport 

William W. Dcckman 

Touchstone W. Davidpe 

Denni.^ Tho8. Francis 

Lord J- Dcveau 



The Prince of Wales Theatre, London, Eng., version of 
School for Scandal " was done Dec. 4, with this cast : 



The 



Charles 

Oliver 

Bumper 

Sir Peter 

CarelcsR 

Rowley 

The Prolojtue 

Mrs. Candour 



C. Coghlan 
John Brougham 
. Wm. Castle 
. . C. Fisher 
. Geo. Parkes 
. J. H. Ring 
Jeffreys Lewis 
, Mrs, G. H. Gilbert 



Lady Teazle . 
Lady Sneerwell . 

Joseph 
Sir Benjamin 
Moses . . 
Crabtree . . 
Maria . . . 



Fanny Davenport 
. . Mary Wells 
. D. H. Harkina 
. . . J. Lewis 
. . W. Davidge 
F- Hardcnl>crgh 
Georgie Drew 



The Amaranth amateurs, of Brooklyn, gave a matincc performance. 
Dec. 13, of "^flfl an^ Wifp," for the benefit of the Cuban patriots. 

" T he American " was acted Dec. 20 for the first time on any stage. 
It was an adaptation by Mr. Daly from Alex. Dumas' •' L'Estrangere." 
The cast was : 



The Duke C. Coghlan 

) M. d'Ermcline . . . T. M. Francis 

[ Alain J. H. Ring 

' Servant J. Deveau 

) Mme. Calmeron . . . . Mi.<ia Vinton 

Dr. Remoine . . John Brougham 

Duchess de Septments 

Fanny Davenport 
I Marchioness Mrs. G'. H. Gilbert 



Mrs. Clarkson . . . Jeffreys Lewis 
Servant .... W. H. (Jeekman 
Mme. d'Ermcline . . . May Nunei 
Isa Clarkson . . ^ . .» . J. Lewis 
Mariceau ....... C Fisher 

Gerard M. Barrymore 

Dc Bcrncourt .... Geo. rarkes 
iJaroii F. Bennett 



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Its last performance was Jan. 12. 1877. 

" The Lady of Lyons " was played matinee and evening Jan. 13, 
with Fanny Davenport as Pauline, and Chas. F. Coghlan as Claude 
Melnotte. for the first lime in America. " Lemon s, or Wedlock for ~\ 
Seven," was produced for the first time Jan. 15, anS'TiaS tHIa'^STT 

John Brougham Drummer .... F- Hardenbergh 

James Lewis John V. Dennett 

■ Chas. Coj^hlan May Stark. . - . Fannv Davenport 

Henry Crisp Mrj.. Stark Mrs. l». H. Gilbert 

. Belle Whartou Mareie Sydney Cowell 

Carrie Vinton Uertha Emily Rlgl 



Lord Loftaa . . 
Major GooMberry 

iack Pcrryn . . 
lennie Stark . - 
£mma Loftus 
Annie .... 



Matinee Jan. 17 a benefit was given to the poor of St. Stephen's 
Parish, under the direction of John Hrougham. Charles Coghlan 
took his first benefit in America March 10. when he acted " Ham- 
let" for the first time in America, with Fanny Davenport, Ophelia, 
for the first lime. "Blue Grass " was produced March 12, and had 
this cast : """ " 



Estie Fanny Davenjxirt 

Sophie Kmilv Rij{l 

Mrs. Bull . . . Mrs. G. H. Ctlbert 

Millie Sydney Cowell 

Reginald Havens . . . )onn Drew 
Ccn. Macthun . . John Brouj^ham 



Julius Popheimer .... J. Lewis 

Mrs. Camp . . . Florence Woorf 

u ... ( Anthony Babbitt 

Hamlet. ... | ^ Hardenbergh 

Tom Havens ■ . • . C. F- CoKhlan 
Col. Howitzer .... C. Fisher 



It was a failure, and was withdrawn for "Lon don Assurance. " 
March 19, 30, 24; " The Lady of Lyons," Marttl 21, 22/23, malln^e 
March 24, evenings March 26, 27, 28, 29. Mmc. Ponisi was loaned 
by the management of Waliack's Theatre to play Widow Melnotte. 
There was no performance Good Friday night, March 30. "Prince ss 
Royal " had its first performance March 31, with this cast: 



Father Herman . . . John Moore 

Menzel T. B. Francis 

Kotza J. Macartin 

Tony \V. Beekman 

Princefts .... Fanny Davenport 

.Xgnctc Gcorpie Drew 

.Vune. Dobel .... Carrre Vinton 

Gitana Sydney Cowell 

Nina mIIc- uc Rosas 



Count von Lendorff - W. Davldge 
Frederick Trench . . C. Coghlan 
Wolf von Raven . . Harry Lrisp 

Frederick C Fisher 

La .Metric . . . , F. HardcoberKh 

Kcmer J. B. Studlcy 

Spyke J. Lewis 

Noirtier John Drew 

D'AviJIa ...... G. Forrest 

LoD^rois F. Bennett 

This was J. B. Studley's first appearance at this theatre. " Prin- 
ce&s Roya l " was acted for the last time May 5, for James Cewis' 
fcenefit. 

Adelaide Ncilson began an engagement here May 7. as Viola in 

"Twelfth Night ;"sheappcarcd in " Cymbeline" May 14. "JLi^jylan 

Assijranc e " was given matinee May 19, by the company, owing to 

the illness of Adelaide Neilson, who reappeared in " Romeo and 

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Juliet," May 21, 22, 24, with Eben Plympton as Romeo. " Twelfth 
Night " was played matinee May 23. For Adelaide Neilson's bene- 
fit, May 25, she played PauUne in " The Lady of Lyons." with Chas. 
Coghlan as Claude Melnotte, and also was seen in the balcony scene 
from " Romeo and Juliet." with George Rignold as Romeo. Fanny 
Davenport took a benefit May 20, when '* The Hunchback " was 
acted, Neilson as Julia. Fanny Davenport as Helen. Chas. F. Cogh- 
lan as Clifford, C W. Couldock as Master Waller, and Eben Plymp- 
_ton as Modus. 

' * Veste " was first acted here May 28, and had this cast: 



Fosthumia . Fanny Davenport 

Vestasper J. B. Studley 

Opinia JeSreys Lewts 

Septia .... Mrs. G. H. Gilbert 

Jania Miss M. Chester 

Lentullns Fred Wardc 

Ennius H. Harris 



Kaeso F. Bennett 

Galla Florence Wood 

Marcia Carrie Vinton 

Fabios Cbas. Fisher 

Lucius E. K. Collier 

Caius F. Chapman 

Fapeus John Moore 



This was the first appearance at this theatre of Fred 6. Warde and 
Edmund Collier. 

The season closed June 2, with a benefit to Stephen Fiske, and 
the programme was: Adelaide Neilson as Juliet in the balcony scene 
of *' Romeo and Juliet," and as Viola in the duel scene from " Twelfth 
Night ; " Fanny Davenport in three acts of "Vesta," and the cuckoo 
song in "As You Like It;" George Rignolclf" m Ihe wooing scene 
of " Henry V. ; " and Sol Smith Russell in specialties. There were 
acted during this season : " Money," fourteen times ; *' The Lady of 
Lyons," nine; "As You Like It," seventeen; "The School for 
Scandal," fifteen; "Hamlet," one; " London Assuran ce/' six; 
"Twelfth Night," nine; "Cymbeline," five; "Romeo and Juliet." 
three; " Life. " fifty-three; "JEbe-^BlSlican/' twenty-six; "Lemons," 
fifty-six; " Princ ess^ Royal," fifty^six; " Blue Gra ss." seven; and 
" Vesta ." seven. ' 

A summer season opened June 4 with the biuigaque of "Eyange- 
Jine ," cast thus : 



Gabriel EKza Weatheniby Qneen 

Basil M. C. Daly KinKboU 

Le Rlanc .... N. C Goc>riwin Pnliccman 

King Gl»a E. S. Tarr I Dillahak 

Hans Wagner . . . . C. Kosene Leo . . 
Capt. Dietrich . . . Geo. Knij;ht 

The Jailer Percy Vining 

4>De Fisherman ■ ■ Harry Hunter | Catharine 



Evangeline 
Eulalie 



Blanche Greene 

Richard Golden 

. R. Golden 

H. F. Ulxey 

. Jas. Noinn 

Lizzie Harold 

Uzzie Webster 

Harry Josephs 



arry Josephs look a benefit June 30. when " TI^jL^Jt tie Rebel " 
also acted, with Minnie Palmer as Laura. "^ ' 

• Kvangeline^" Sophie Worrell acted Gabriel; Rose Temple, 
:linc; and Venic Clancy, Eulalie. July 13 Lizzie Harold had a 



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benefit, when Sophie Worrell acted Gabriel; Lizzie Harold, Evange- 
line ; and Rose Temple, Eulalie. Geo. Fortescuc, who had joined the 
company, took a benefit July 14, when Venic Clancy acted Gabriel 
(fourth appearance). Lizzie Harold. Evangeline, and the last perform- 
ance occurred July 28. The theatre was closed July 30, and reopened 
July 31 with Mark Twain's " Ah Sin." and the cast was: 



Shirley Tempest 
Mrs. Plunkeit 
Bill Plunkett . 
Judjre Tempest 
Urtwerick . . 
Mn. TempCHt 
Caroline ■ . 



. Dora Goldthwaite 
Mrs. G. H. Gilbert 

P. A. Anderson 
. . H. A. Weaver 

Edmutid Collier 
, . . Mary Wells 
. . Edith UUnd 



Ah Sin . 
Ferguson 
Boston . . 
York . . 
Masters 
Jake Miller 
CaroliDC Anasia 



. . Cbas. Parsloe 

. . W. Davidgc 

G. Vining Bowers 

. . Harry Crisp 

. . . E. Varrey 

. . F. Chapman 

. . Edith Bland 



This was the first appearance here of Dora Goldthwaite. 

It was withdrawn after the performance Sept. i, and the season 
closed. ^ 

The next regular season opened Sept. 4 with " Jhe Dark City ," | 
for the first time. 



Old WiU Maxwell . . . C. Fisher 
DolfRooper .... J. B. Studley 

Simon Smugsby J. Lewis 

Diccy's Kitten . . . W. Davidgc 
Tommy Kipps .... John Drew 

John Mulford Ed. Varrev 

The Clerk F. Chapman 

Nicholas Vannart F. Hardenbergh 

Dudley Ardcn . M. IJarrjmorc 



Mother Hundreds Mrs. G. H. Gilbert 
Euilosie ..... Belle Wharton 

Slaitery Eastman 

Roundsman . . . . W. Beckman 
Mitts . Master Hogan 

Sibyl Chase Ada Dyas 

Kuia Emiljf Kigl 

Belinda Sjdncy Cowell 

Janine Sadie Bigelow 

Dolly Eugcni.i Paul 

Kitty Marian Clicslcr 



The play was a failure, the house closed Sept. 15, and Augustm 
Daly retired from the management. The rent paid by him was 
$30,000, and $5,000 additional was demanded by the Gilsey estate 
in 1877. 

This house was reopened Oct. 15, under the management of Ste- 
phen Kiske, with the C. D. Hess opera company in "A Summer 
Night's Dream." a romantic opera, produced for the first time in 
English. It had this cast : 



Queen Elizabeth 
Lftdy Olivia 
FalsUff . . . 



Emilie Melville 

Zclda Scguin 

- Henry Pcakcs 



Lord Latimer 
Shakespeare 
Mine Hosl . 



C. H. Tamer 
. Wm. Castle 

T. J. Ucniti 



" The Bohemian Girl " was sun^ Oct. 19, matin<Jc Oct. 20, even- 
ings Oct. 20. 29, 30, matinoc Nov. 3: Arline. Kmilic Melville; 
Gypsey Queen, Zelda Seguin; Thaddeus. Wm. Casile; Devilshoof, 
Kdward Seguin; and Florestein, Thomas VVhiffen. "Chimes of 
Normandy " was heard Oct. 22, Nov. 2. 3, and all the week of Nov. 5 : 



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Emilie Melville as Mignonette, Lucille Searle as Gertrude, and Chas. 
Morton as Gaspard. " Era Diavolo " was sung Oct. 31, Nov. r. 

Mary Anderson made her New York d6but Nov, 12, as Pauline in 
" The Lady of Lyons," with this cast: 



Claude Eben Plympton 

iJeaiisennt J. Summers 

(ilavis Geo. Becks 



Mme. Deschappcles, Louisa Eldridge 
Col. Oamas . . . . H. U. Norman 
Gaspard £. Marble 



Miss Anderson was seen as Juliet Nov. 19, with Plympton as 
Romeo; '* Evadne*' was played Nov. 26, 27, 28, matinees Nov. 29- 
Dec. I, with Mary Anderson in the title rdle; " Guy Mannering " 
was played Thanksgiving evening, Nov. 29, 30. Dec. i, 6, 7, S-13, 
and malin*5c Dec. 15. Nina Varian, Blanche Gallon, and Clara Rain- 
ford were in the cast. " Ingomar " was given Dec. 3, 4, 5. and 
matinee Dec. 8, evenings Dec. 10, 12, 15, with Miss Anderson as 
Parthenia. Mary Anderson took a beneht Dec. 14, and the pro- 
gramme was : *' Ingomar," second and third acts ; recitation of " Fon- 
lenoy " by Augusta Dargon ; "Guy Mannering." second and third 
acts. •* Guy Mannering " was seen at the matinee Dec. 15 ; " Ingo- 
mar," evening Dec. 15, 18, 20; "Fazio" was presented Dec. 17, 
when Mary Anderson enacted Bianca for the first lime. " Fazio " 
was repeated Dec. 19. Mary Anderson's farewell benefit wns Dec. 
20, when " Ingomar," "Box and Cox," and the sleep-walking .scene 
from " Macbeth " was the programme. The engagement closed 
matinee Dec. 22, with "Ingomar." 

Helena Modjeska made her New York debut the night of Dec. 22, 
in " Adrienne Lecouvrcur," cast thus : 



Princess Helen Tracy 

Duchess . . . Annie £dmond.son 

Jouvcnot Kdith liland 

Poissun John Wood 

Maurice de Hslxc . Walter Burroughs 
Quinault ..... Felix Morris 



Adrienne 
Luzanne 
IViiice . . 

AbbL* . . 

Michonnet . 



. . Modjeska 
Isabelie Thvne 
W. J. Le Moyne 
Thonws Whiffcn 
C. W. CouldocJc 



Modjeska took a benefit Jan. 11, 1878. when "Adrienne Lccou- 
vretir" and the balcony scene from " Romeo and Juliet" formed the 
programme. "Camille"was played Jan. 14. 

"ThQ^Offa d Se cret " was produced here Jan. 28, with this cast : 



Palma Katherine Rogers 

Gretchcn . . . Annie Kdmondson 
(jcrlrudc .... Kdith liUnd 
Lucille .... Isabelie Thyne 
George d'Arligues . Ceo. Clarke 

Cristol James Lewis 



Chico J. B. StudlcT 

Cipt. Brtilnwn - . C- W- Couldotk 
Alfred Kamct . . . Kusscll Hasxett 

Conereau lien Maginley 

Germain Mr. McArlney 



This was preceded by " Mj_prrrifnifi_pf^')'" cast thus: 



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Bobai) . 

WagUil . 
Langford 



James Lewis 

Felix Morris 

Ru^etl Bassett 



Mrs. Bobtail . 
Mrs. Wagtail - 
Nancy Muddle 



Edith Bland 
Louise Eldridge 
. IsabeUe Thyne 



"-fiiilflnifi" was played Feb. 9, followed Feb. 18 by " The Diao ul- 
maugh," by Arago and Vermond. It had this cast: " 

Father Brady . . John Matthews 

Terry Cavan . . - C W. Couldock 
Arty Flynn .... Felix Morris 
Latfy Hcdelia ■ - . Adelaide Vance 
Lady Clancy .... Helen Tracy 



Neil Geo. Clarke 

Dugald Henry Hatton 

Lady Moma . Julia VauKhan 

Sir Ralph . Thomas WliifEen 
Ona Louisa Eldridge 



This was the first appearance here of Henry Dalton, John 
Matthews, Adelaide Vance, and Julia Vaughan. 

" Diaoulma ugh " was continued the weeks of Feb. 25 and March 
4, except the evening of March 9, when John S. Clarke appeared in 
" V\ Wi< ; ^Qw H unt " and " Toodjga ," which kept the stage until March 
25, when "The Heir at Law^ and " Toodjcs " were acted until 
April I, when " Uncle Tom's C^bJfl" was presented, with Mr. and 
Mrs. G. C. Howar<l, the JiiBilee Sisters, Warren Griffin, G. W. 
Slaughter, Henry Duncan. Primrose Kelly, and Jasper Green in the 
cast. "The Hells" by MM. Erckniann-Chatrian, Easter Monday 
April 22. It was called "The Polish Jew." In the cast were J. 
B. Studley, L. F. Barrett. A. H. Hastings, John Matthews, W. H. 
Partello, E. Sterling, Louis Massen. J. Clintnn Hall. Louisa Eldridge, 
May Gallagher, and Gertrude Stanley, her New York d(5but. 

Sig. Majeroni, who had appeared in this city with Ristori. made 
his American debut as an F2nglish-speaking actor on April 29. in 
" ^he Old_ Corpora l " — D'Ennery's drama entitled " Le Vieux 
Caporal," also Icnnwn as " The Soldier's Trust." Hamilton Harris, 
John Matthews, Helen Tracy, Gertrude Stanley, and May Gallagher 
were in the cast. " Husband and Wi fe" was done May 6, Mme. 
Majeroni making her debut in English as Diana; "Camille." May 
13. Sig. Majeroni as Armand. Mme. Majeroni as the heroine. Sig. 
Majeroni died at Melbourne, Australia, Dec. 21, 1891. 

A summer season opened May 21 with " ^J.ihus^iiua4 Carol," 
" TJeJilJacr," and " Hum^tyJUunpty's JJf*^^'" * Robert Kraser 
as the Clown; Elise ^ott (Mrs. Jacques Kruger). Columbine; 
J, C, Franklin, Pantaloon, J. W. Sandford, Harlequin. Jacques 
Kruger was also in the cast. June 12, benefit of Elise Scott, when 
E. K. Collier, Pat Rooney. Delchanty and Hcngler, and the La Verde 
Ststers appeared. The season closed June 15. 

The next regular season o|>encd Aug. 29, 1878, with Stephen 
Fiske and D. H. Harkins, managers. Mary Anderson appeared 
as Parthcnia in " Ingomar." with Frank Mnrdaunt in the title role* 
James G. Peakes as the Timarch, O. S. Fawcctt as Polydor. and 
Frank R. Pierce (first appeaxauce iu^ew Vork) as Myron. " Ingo- 



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mar" was repeated week Sept. 2. A benefit was given afternoon 
Sept. 5 for the plague-stricken people of the South. The programme 
was : '* Ingoraar," second and third acts, Mary Anderson as I'arthenia. 
John E. McCullough in title rAIe; " Othello, " third act, Edwin 
Booth as lago; D. H. Harkins as Othello; E. A. McDowell, Cassio ; 
Alice Grey, Emilia; and Rose Osborne, Desdemona; "Lend Me 
Five Shillings," Joseph Jefferson as Golightly, Joseph Jefferson, Jr. 
as Sam; Agnes Elliott, Mrs. Major Phobbs; Ada Whitman as Mrs. 
Capt. Phobbs. Mary Anderson acted Julia, Louise Muldcner, Helen, 
and Frank Mordaunt, Master Walter, in "The Hunchback" Sept. 5, 
and the same bill was repeated week Sept. 9. "Evadne" was 
played Sept. 16, 17, 18, and matinee Sept. 21 : " Romeo and Juliet," 
Sept. t9, 20, evening Sept. 21; " Ingomar," Sept. 23 ; '* Hvadne." 
Sept. 24; "Hunchback." Sept. 25 ; " Romeo and Juliet," Sept. 26; 
the balcony scene of " Romeo and Juliet " and ** Fazio '* were given 
for the benefit, Sept. 27, of Mary Anderson ; ** The Lady of Lyons '* 
was acted matinee Sept. 28, and Miss Anderson closed evening 
Sept. 28. with the balcony scene from " Romeo and Juliet." and 
" Fazio." 

Mme. Modjeska began an engagement Sept. 30 in " Camille," 
with this cast: 



Camille Modjeska 

Fnidence .... Louisi Eldridge 

Nanine May GaltaKher 

Oljmpc ...... Agnes Elliott 

Nichette .... JosepTiine Uailcy 

Arthur W. G. Raynor 



Armand 
M. Duval . 
De Varville 
Gaston . . 
r;ustave 
Messenger . 



Frank Clements 
. F. R. Pierce 
. J. W. Carroll 
. O. S. Fawcett 
Hart Conway 
Krcd Jerome 



This was Frank Clements* American d€but. "Camille" was 
played week Oct, 7, except evening Oct. 12, when Modjeska acted 
Juliet in " Romeo and Juliet." for the first time in this city. It was 
also played week of Oct. 14, except Oct. 19, when " Frou Frou" 
was given, and repeated weeks Oct. 21 and 28, eKcept~N^ov. i, 
when for Modjeska's benefit "Jiirau^jQu," fourth and fifth acts, and 
balcony scene from "Romeo and Juliet" were seen. This bill was 
repealed Nov. 2, 4, 5; "Camille," Nov. 6, 7; "Frou Frou," for 
Modjeska's benefit, Nov. 8. also second and third acts "Trou Frou," 
third, fourth, and fifth acts of "Camille;" matinde and evening 
Nov. 9 " Camille." 

Edwin Booth appeared Nov. 1 1 in " Hamlet." which was repeated 
Nov. 12, 13, matin<5es Nov. 16 and 30, evenings Dec. 2, 12, 14; 
"Othello," Nov. 14. Booth as lago, D. H. Harkins as Othello; 
matin6e Nov. 15. Booth as Othello, Harkins as lago; evening Nov. 
16 and matinee Dec. 7, Booth as lago. Harkins as Othello; " Riche- 
lieu," Nov. 18, 19. matin<^e Nov. 20. Dec. 3. ro; "The Fool's 
Revenge." Nov. 20, 21, 22, 23. Dec. 6, 9. ii; " Ruy Bias" matinee 



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Nov. 23; " King Lear," Nov. 25, 26; "The Merchant of Venice," 
Nov. 27,28. 30; "Richard U.." Nov. 29; "Richard HI.," Dec. 4, 
5, 7; "The Merchant of Venice" and "Taming of the Shrew,'* 
Dec. 13; "The Lady of Lyons," matinee Dec. 14. _ 

Joseph Jefferson appeared Dec. 16 in "Rip Van Winkle," and 
the cast was: 



Rip Van Winkle .... J. Jefferson 
Derrick Frank R. Pi 



Nick Vedder . . 

Jacob Stein . . 
lendrick Vedder 
Gretchen - . . 
Katchen . . . . 



erce 

. . L. F. Massen 
W. C. Regnier 
. . E. J. Buckley 
Constance Hamblio 
. Mrs. S. Phillips 



Little Meenie . 
Little Hendrick 
Cockles - . . 
Clausen . . . 
Seth .... 
Meenie . > . 



Maggie Gonzalex 

Alastcr Burnett 

. O. S. Fawcett 

. K. D Sterling 

Henry Thomas 

May Cooley 



Shortly after the opening of the doors on the evening of Jan. 6, 
1879, there was a strike among the company for salaries, and the 
theatre was closed. The heirs of the Gilsey estate applied for leave 
to institute and prosecute summary civil proceedings for the dis- 
possession of Stephen Fiske and D. H. Harkins from this theatre. 
This application was necessary by reason of the court having inter- 
posed itself as virtual lessee and manager of the theatre by the 
appointment of ex-Judge Gunning S. Bedford as receiver. On Jan. 
8 there was posted on the outer entrance door of the theatre a notice, 
signed by Gunning S- fiedford, stating "that the money for all 
unused tickets would be refunded at the box office." 

The theatre reopened Jan. 25, 1879, under the direction of D. 
H. Harkins. " Dr. Clyde." a translation of the German " Dr. 
Klaus," was presVncea with this cast: 



Samuel Meeker . . . Chas Fisher 

Sprigifs J. G. Peakes 

Marg.iret Mary Hill 

Lord Hammond .... Henry Lee 

Tolborv Owen S. Fawcett 

Lady [lamtnond .... Laura Don 

Hij^gins F. Hardenbergh 

Barnes Thos. Jefferson 

Waiting Maid Miss Ayres 

Richard Clyde . . . G. D. Chaplin 



Ij»dy Esmond . . . Haltie Richmond 

Jacob W. R. Raynor 

W,-iitcr J. McArtney 

Coachman Chas. Segard 

Emily FJlie Wilton 

Mrs. Clyde .... Minnie Monck 

Lady's Maid Miss Boyd 

Annie ■ Miss Barrow 

Cook .... Miss Ada Whitman 
Jennie Agnes Elliott 



Anna Dickinson gave her lecture, " The Stage," Sunday evening. 
Feb. 9. 

•' Pinafore " was presented Feb. 10. with Max Maretzek as 
musical director. The cast was: 



Sir Joseph .... James Burnett 
Dead*)-* ..... Jas. Harten 

Bai Van Houten 

Hebe Ida Foy 



Capt Corcoran . . . T. C. Peakes 
Ralph ..... Henri Laurent 
Jo.tcphine .... Blanche Corelli 
Buttercup Kate Gurney 



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" Trial by Jury *' and 
cast of the former was: 



' Pinafore " were sung Feb. 24 and the 



Judge Vincent Hogan ] DefeDdant .... Henri Laarent 

Foreman of Jury ... J, H. Burnett | rUiotiff Blanche CorelU 

"Pinafore" continued week March 3, with Julie Dc Ruyther as 
Buttercup. 

' ThrjmglljheDark," by Steele Mackaye, was presented March 10 
and hadt h i scasTT" 



Arthur AUston • . Joseph Wheelock 
Sir Phillip Mortimer - Charles Fisher 
Peler Van Slink . Frank HardenlicrKh 
Harry Graham . . . Geo. D. Chaplin 
Chief Inspeciorof Police. A. S. Lipm-in 
Gurth.i Graham . . Geraldinc Alaye 
Billy Kloots. . . . D. H. Harltlns 
Robert Hardy ....AC. n.icre 
Mr. Bieek - . . Owen S. Fawceii 



Detective .... Tom Jefferson 

Dickson V. Moray 

Collector F. Conrtlano 

Jailer J. McArlney 

Thomas W. Kaynor 

Slover Mr. Goran 

Kate Mortimer .... Kllie Wilton 

Old Sal Henrietta Irving 

.■\unt Phillie Louise Allen 



Under the title of " A. Noble -Rpp" c " Ihis play was acted in 
Chicago during the season of 1888-^9. It has since been called 

" y/him s" followed March 27 and had this cast : 



Dr. Slaughter .... Harry Lee 

Dr. .Sadeye W. J. Gilbert 

£n>anuel Chas. Fisher 

Roger Thos. Jefferson 

Adrlaidc F.llic VViltcin 

Sophronia .... May Williams 



Maulstick 
Burleigh . 
Huntinf^don 
Wrappers 
Olivia . . 
Susan . . 



. F. C. Hugh 
. Robert Hill 
A. S. Lipmao 
W. R. Raynor 
Geraldinc ^faye 
May (;al]agher 



Under the title of "Our Oddities" this play had been presented 
in the small towns, '^'~ ■"— 

The I^aurcnt opera company reappeared April 7 in "Pinafore" 
and "Trial by Jury," with Jennie Yeamana as Buttercup, and 
William Hamilton as Capt. Corcoran. "Pinafore" and "Rose of 
Auvcrgne " were sung April 14. The house was closed evening 
April 21, and " Fatinitza " was given April 22, for the first lime in 
English. Its first performance in America was April 14. at the 
Gcrmania theatre, in this city. The cast at the Fdth Avenue was: 



Vladimir and Fatinitza Jennie Winston 
Count Timoofcy . W. H. Hamilton 
Ittet Pacha .... Vincent Hogan 

Fatima Ctan Maitland 

Hanna .... Miss L. K. Stone 

Lydia Sallle Reber 

Wasili L. F. Massen 

OMpp Myron Cahce 

Steipam James Horton 

MassaUl.sha .... Lucie Brown 
Mnstapha . . . F- Tannehill 



Adjutant J. McArtney 

Surenia .... May Richardson 

Julian ...... W. A. Morgan 

Hassan Bey . . . . G. V. Demerest 

Ivan Rose Chappelle 

Nikophor Kdith Everlie 

llstika May Syli/ie 

Winka T- Bartleman 

Jufisul . .... A. K. Osl>ome 

Nividah .... Fannie Williams 



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" Fatinitza" ran until May 31. 

Sallic Rt'bcr died at Rutherford Park, N, J., March 12, 1885. 
She waR the daughter of Geo. Reber, a lawyer, and was born at 
Sandusky. Ohio, in 1864. Early in 1879, having previously become 
well known as a concert singer, she made her d^but at the Grand 
Opera House, in this city, in " The Bohemian Girl." She achieved 
success here as Lydia, in "Fatinitza." Her final appearance in 
this city was as Phillis, in '* lolanthe," at the Standard Theatre, 
from Nov. 25, 1882. to Feb. 24, 1883. In 1880 she married Frank- 
lin F. R. Laing, who died September, 1883. 

The house was closed May 3 r until afternoon June 6, when D. H. 
Harkins took a benefit and retired from the management. The 
programme on this occasion was: " David Garrick " (second act) ; 
Garrick, Geo. C. Boniface; Simon Ingot, \V. H. Thompson; Ida 
Ingot, Stella Boniface; Mrs. Smith. Mrs. Geo. C. Boniface; Mrs. 
Brown, Ethel Kynlon. '* tngnniar " (second and third acts) : 
Ingomar, D. H, Harkins ; Parthenia, Mary Anderson. " En- 
I gaged " (second act) : Cheviot Hill, James Lewis ; Belvawney, 
Jos. E. Whiting; Sympcrson, W. F. Owen; Angus, T. G. Riggs; 
Belinda, Agnes Booth; Minnie Symperson, Minnie Palmer; Mrs. 
McFarlane, Mrs. G. H. Gilbert; Maggie, Sydney Cowcll. Mar- 
garet Lamer did a recitation. " Babes in the Wood " (second act): 
Bad Man, Alice Atherton ; Sir Rowland. Louis Harrison; Dr. 
FiTzflummery, Jennie Calcf ; Prince, Lena Merville; Physician, 
Henry Dixey; Tommy, Willie Edouin. "The Lady of Lyons": 
Claude, Fred Paulding; Pauline, Geraldine Maye; Widow Melnotte, 
Louisa KIdridge. Leon J. Vincent was stage manager. This 
closed the house. 

Maurice Grau's French opera company commenced a season Sept. 
15. 1879. In the organization were Mile. Paola Marie, Mile. Angcle, 
Mile. Felice Dclormc, Cecile Gregoire. Sara Raphael, Louise Beaudet, 
Helen Esleve, Marguerite Armantl, Caniille Estradcre, Marthc 
Sylla. Amelie Hazin, Antonia Bouvard. Camille Dclray. Louise 
Duparc, Herthe Elsasser. Messrs. M. C^poul, E. Juteau, E. Jouard, 
J. MeziJrcs, E. Dnplan, E. Poyard, M. Vilano, J. Dupuis, E. Vichon. 
A, Haync, E. Tcrbcl, Ferrande and Gerard, Ch. Ameras, musical 
director. "La Fille de Mme. An got " was the initial opera with 
Paola Marie as Clairetle, Angele as Mile. Lange. Dclorme as Ama- 
ranthe, Juteau as Pomponnelle. M. Capoul as Ange Pilou, his first 
appearance in French opera. This was the American d^but of Paola 
Marie and Mme. Angele. " La Perichole " was sung Sept. 24, Oct. 
9. 13, Nov. 3. Paola Marie, as the heroine; M. Capoul as Piquillo. 
•* Girofl^-Girofla " was heard Oct. 2,6, 8, 10, n, Nov. 4, matint^e 
Nov. 8, Paola Marie in title rSle; M. Capoul as Marasquin. "La 
Fille de Mme. Angot," Oct. 7, matinee Oct. 11. " Barbe Bleue," 
Oct. I3» Nov. 5, Bouloltc (finl time) Paola Marie. Barbe Blcuc, 



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M. Capoul. "Le Petit Faust" Nov. 20, 21, 22, Paola Marie (first 
time) as Marguerite. Mile. Angele (first time) as Mephisto. Paola 
Marie look her benefit Nov. 23. in " La Grande Duchesse " acting 
the heroine with Angele as Wanda, and M. Capoul as Fritz for the 
first time. A concert was given Sunday evening. Nov. 26, at which 
the principals of this company appeared. This was also the d^but 
in this country of Henrietta Markstcin, pianist. " La Grande 
Duchesse" was repeated Oct. 27, 28. 29, Nov. 7; " Les Brigands," 
Oct. 30, 31, matin<Je and evening Nov. i ; evening Nov. 8, Paola 
Marie as Fiorella, Angele as Fragotello, and M. Capoul as Falsa- 
cappo. The second Sunday evening concert was Nov. 2, at which 
J. Levy.cometist, Henrietta Markstein, pianist, and the opera prin- 
cipals appeared. Mile. Angele took a benefit Nov. 6. when "La 
Fille de Mme. Angot " (second and third acts), and " La Vic Pari- 
sienne," with Paola Marie as Gabriclle, and Angele as Pauline. 
The third concert was Sunday evening, Nov. 9, with Henrietta Mark- 
stein and company. 

The next season opened Nov. 10. 1879, and Maurice Grau con-'^ 
tinned as manager. " Jix ^cturg ," a play by Ion Perdicaris, was . 
produced. In it was introduced his colo.ssal painting. The cast of 
"The Picture" wast 



Kudolpli . . . 
MaufIiz . . . 
Ludwig . . . 
Franz .... 
Carl .... 
Helizke . . . 
Jailer .... 
Count Witgensteio . 
Peter Schwindler 



Josepli VVheelock 

Harry Woodruff 

. I'hillip Heck 

J. R. Anderson 

D. Robertson 

L. S. Outram 

Mr. Pardy 

Harry CoUon 

Lawreoce Denbam 



Grand Duke 
Von llieson 
Baroness 
Netu . 
Elsa . 
Fage . 
Caterina 
Irnia 



Charles Loveday 
Lester Victor 
Mrs. E. M. Post 
Charlotte Adams 
. Annie Mitchell 
Miss L.ai)rmtc 
. Marie Frescoit 
■ Nard Almayne 



This was followed the same night by " La Societaire, " by Ion 
Perdicaris and Townsend Percy, cast thu-s: 



Sara Bernhardt . . . Nard Almavne 

Sergeant Major . . . Harry Colton 

Lord Fitz iNfaurice . . Cyril liowcn 

De Luneville . . . . D. Robertson 



Prince Bellagio ■ . . J. R. Anderson 

Rolomago . . . Lawrence Ucnham 

Mme. Louise . . . Mme. Sontag 

George Qairin .... HliilUp Beck 



■^ "Self Conquest" was plavcd Nov. 18, for the first time on any 
stage. It was "Based on Wilkie Collins' "Frozen Deep." It was 
thus cast: 



Lieut. Wardour . 

Lieut. Helding . 
' Lieut. Crayfortl . 
I Lieut. Alderslcy . 
I Lieut. Stevenson 
I Mrs. Crayford 



Joseph VVheelock 
Leonard Outram 
Harrv Colton 
. . Phillip Beck 
. J. R. Aiiderson 
. . Ida Jeffreys 



John Want .... W. B. Cahill 

Dr. Graham Hartshome 

Batcfion K. McNair 

James L. Denham 

Mary Richmond 

Clara Nard Almayne 



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Ralph Hugh Talbot 

Bill Fred Clifton 

Bob Cuthbert 

Hebe Jessie Bond 



The pantomime of "JQaoifiL-Xrot " was produced week Nov. 24, 
with James Maffitt and W. H. Bartholomew as clown and pantaloon. 

D'Oyly Carte's London opera company opened Dec. 1, under the 
management of Jnhn T. Ford in ** Pinafore " cast thus : 

Zapt. Corcoran . . . Sig. Broccolini 
Dick Deadeye . Fumeaux Cook 

Josfphine . , . Blanche Roosevelt 

Sir Joseph J. H. Rylcy 

fiattercup Alice Oarnett 

This was the American d^but of J. H Ryley and Fred Clifton. 
Sig. Broccolini was formerly known as John Clarke. W. S, Gilbert 
directed the stage, and Arthur Sullivan led the orchestra. "Pina- 
fore" was continued weeks Dec. 8, 15, 22, 29, and Arthur Cellicr 
was musical director. 

" The Pirates of Penzance" was sung Dec, 31, for the first time on 
any stage. It had this cast : 



Richard Broccolini 

Frederic Hugh Talbot 

Edward . . , . . Fred Clifton 
Mabel .... Blanche Roosevelt 
Major Gen. Stanley . . J. H. Rytey 



Samuel J. E. Nash 

Kate Rosina Hrandrum 

ICdith Jessie Bond 

Isabel Miss liarlow 

Ruth Alice Barnett 



A matinee performance Feb. 25, 1880, was given for the benefit 
of the Irish Famine Fund. The company closed March 6, their one 
hundredth night. 

Maurice Grau's company reappeared March 8, in " La Fille de 
Mme. Angot;" "Mignon," March 9, " Les Cloches de Corneville," 
March 10, " La Belle H^Ienc," March 11. " La Grande Duchesse," 
March t2. matinee March 13, "La Pdrichole," March 13, "Mme. 
Favarl," March 15, 18, Paola Marie (first time in New York) in title 
t6\c. '• Le Pre aux Clercs" (first time in New York), March 16, 19, 
M. Capoul as Mergy, M. Bouvard as Comminige, M. Poyard as Cant- 
relli. M. Jouard as Girot, Mile. Leroux Bouvard as Isabella. Angeic 
as Margucritte, Gregoire as Nicette. " I-a Marjolaine" was sung 
March 17, 20. Paola Marie (first time in New York) in title r6lc. 
" Mignon," matinee March 20, " Le Petit Due," March 22, 23, 
Paola Marie in title r61e for the first time. " La Petite Muette " 
was heard for the first time in New York March 24. and repeated 
March 25, 26, matinee and evening March 27. Its cast was: 

. M. Duplan Don Henrique . . . . M. Juteau 

M. Vilano Camomillas .... M. Meztferes 

Paola Marie Pedrido M. Poyard 

Mile- Angeie Don Rarael M. Capoul 



Don Jo.*# d'Albatros 
Don Gil Pereltos 
Mercedes ... 
Cibilda 



This was announced as the last appearance in opera bouffe of Victor 
Capoul. 
The next managers of this theatre were Edward Rice and Jacob 




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Nunnemacher, who opened it March 29, with the first production 
in this city of " Hajts of Oak " which had this cast: 



Terry Denni&on . . 
Rubv Darrell . 
Uncle Davy . . . 
Mr. Ellingham . . 
Owen Garroway . . 
Foreman of the Mill 
Clerk of the Mill 
Will Barton . . . 



h. 



, A. Heme 

Mainhall 

W. U. Cromploa 

. . J. W. Dean 

. H. M. Brown 

. J. S. Andrews 

\Vm Lawrence 

Lillie Hamilton 



Chryxtal . . . Katharine Corcoran 
Aunt Hetsey . Henrietta Uert Osborne 
LiUle Chrvstal Little Alice Hamilton 
Tawdrcv ' . . - . DoUie Hamilton 

Mr. Parker Mr. Harvey 

Tom J. Sherman 

Sleuthe T. Gossman 

The Baby Herself 



A Sunday night concert was given April 10, by Maurice Grau's 
principal opera singers. 

" Hearts of Oak " was acted until April 16, when the house closed. 
" and was reopened" April 17, with " A Gentle man from Nevada," for 
the first time in this city. It had this cast: 



Alfred . . 
Jotin Castle 
Ah Tyc . . 
Mr. Sellers 
Hank Cunis 
Pete . . . 
Capuin Vereker 



W. F. Edwards 

. . H. Dalton 

Harry Pratt 

D. H, Chase 

Frank Losee 

. . Jerry Lant 

Clias. Hai'kinson 



Christopher Columbus . . J. B. Polk 

Rogers Geo. Mordaunt 

Conductor .... Frank Johnson 
Lady Alice .... Emma Pierce 

Countess Minnie Monck 

Lady Edith .... Emily RiKelow 
Johiison Alice Hastings 



"The Pirates of Penzance" was revived May 17. The cast was 
the same as before, except that Wallace McCreery sang Frederic, 
and Sallie Reber Mabel. The season closed June 5. with the one 
hundred and fifty-fourth performance of Gilbert and Sullivan's oper- 
etta. Mr. Nunnemacher retired from the management May 29. 

A summer season opened June 7, with "The Sea Cadet, or the 
Very Merry Mariner," sung for the first time in English, and with 
this cast: 



Fanchette . , 
Donna Antonia 
Dom Lamberto 
Dom Oomingos 
Captain Norberto 
Donna Carlina 
Donna Louisa 
Marie . . . 
Dom Januarto 
Munj^o . . . 
Krcbantio . . 
Julio . . . 
Francesco . . 



Blanche Chapman 

Marion Bernard 

Eugene Ctarke 

Malihcw Holmes 

W. L. Van Horn 

. Fannie Howe 

Clara Howe 

Henrietta Sennach 

. H. K. Archer 

A. Van Hnuten 

Emily Lasccllcs 

Fanny Miller 

Edward liurion 



Jaqtiino . . . . W, H. Newborouch 
Radcrigos .... Ctint<m Steven.* 

Dierxo Rose Regenti 

Scbastino Cmilda Operti 

Giovamo .... Emma Santley 

Paulo Florence Burton 

hnricho .... Maud Waldemcre 

Carlo Grade Sherwood 

lajjo ....... Lotic Derretta 

Claudio Madeline Ardorci 

Antonio .... Blanche Ardorci 
Cassio Louisa Maurel 



The house wai* closed July 12 and reopened July 19, under the 
management of Max Strakosch, with Gus H>chner as treasurer. 
Minaie Cumming't was the star in " SajpCL'ted. " which had this cast : 



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Jerome Yorke . . . 
Edwia Joyce . . . 

Officer 

Jailer 

Cynthia . . . . 
Agnes \'a.nderpool, 
Henry Boutwell . - 
Commodori! Nelson . 
Frederick Kdgerton, 
Arthur Kavcn&ford . 
George de Lascier. 



. . |. B. Brown 

Cyril Bowen 

. Ed. F. MerriU 

F. B. Jordan 

Jennie Yeamans 

Minnie Cummings 
Leslie Fdmunds 
. Sid S. Hicks 
L. H. Haywood 
. O. H. Griffiiha 

Donald Robertson 



Clarence TempletoH. 
Alice Vanderpool, 
Mrs. Templcton . 
Bell Trnvcrs . . 
Mrs. Iktutwoll 
Female I'risoner 
Ida liurton . . 
Widow Harris 
Beatrice . . . 
Ethel .... 
M addon . ■ ■ 



Harry Woodruff 
Connie Thompson 
Adelaide Thornton 
Genevieve Mills 
Henrietta Ining 

Bessie Byrne 
. Dora St. Clair 

Bessie Byrne 
. Lottie Adami) 

Kita Gordon 
. . Alice Hunt 



The play was a failure, and Minnie Cummings announced that she 
would on Wednesday evening, July 28, speak on the "attempt by 
the press to crush her," but she did not get an opportunity to do so, 
as the house closed very abruptly the night before. She shortly 
afterwards published a card, stating that she was physically unable 
to continue, but at some future time she would e.xpose the animus 
of " the attempt to crush her." 

The house remained closed until Aug. 23. 



HAVERLY'S FIFTH AVENUE THEATRE 

THIS theatre was reopened Aug. 23 and called " Haverly's 
FtFTH Avenue Theatre" after its new manager, the re- 
doubtable "Jack" Haverly, who was also managing in this city the 
Fourteenth Street Theatre and Niblo's Garden and also the 
Brooklyn Theatre. 
" The Touris^ " was the opening attraction with this cast: 



Baby ....... Carrie Swain 

Isabella Louifte Paullin 

Marie Alice Hutchinjta 

Pametia .... Jennie Keitfarth 
T. Henry Slumm . W. A. Mestayer 



"An Am erican Girl," by Anna Di 
asooScpt. 20, and was cast thus : 



Sir Henry Cashmere . . I. N. Long 
James Winkerton . . . \V. Eckcrt 

Rich Samuel Swain 

George Flamer . . . Will H. IJray 
Hans Henry Watson 

Dickinson, commenced the regular 



season 5cpt 

Kale Vivian . . . Fanny Davenport 
Mr». Charlotte Cranford 

Mrs. Geo. F. Devcre 
Stella Camp . . . Dean McConnell 
Ijiurence Vivian . . . R. G- Wilson 



Dr. Henry Camp 
Julian Kcirdon 
Fred Cower . . 
Lucy , . . . . 
Allyn Cromarty . 



F. Chippendale 

M. V. Linghan* 

Felix Morris 

. . Vera Vere 

. . Hcnr)' Lee 



** ^n America n Girl" was acted until Oct. 30, when Fanny Dav- 
enport presented " Leah " and the second and third acts of " Our 
Amer ican Girl." 

Lillian Spencer made her New York d^but Nov. i, in " Nora h's 
Vow." which bad ibis cast: 



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Norah Kavanagh Lillian Spencer 
Mrs. Ncilev ■ • Gabrielle du Sauld 
Farmer Rokcley . . . B. W. Turner 
Jasper .... J. Winston Murray 
Edoa Milter Helen ju.si 



Little Norah Eva French 

Chandos .... Hamilton Harris 
Sir Chsrles . . . . E. A. McDowell 

Detective J. R. Kccnc 

James Jas. Macarty 



John E. McCullough appeared here Nov. 15, and his company con- 
sisted of Fred Warde, Edmund K. Collier, Harry A. I^ngdon, John 
A. Lane. H. C. Barton, Edwin Dee. C. W. Vance, J. H. Rider. Huer. 
S. E. Knowlton, Chas. Manning, J. H. Shewcll, E. L. Brady, Kate 
Forsyth, Augusta Foster and Mittens VVillett. He played " Vir- 
ginius," until Nov. 29 when " Olhcllo," was given Nov. 30, Dec. i, 
matinee Dec. 4,8; "King Lear," Dec. 2; " Richard in„" Dec, 3,4; 
• !_The Glad iator." Dec. 6, 7, 1 1 ; " Virginias," Dec. 9 ; " BriituV and 
" Taming of t^c Shrew," Dec. 10 for the benefit of Mr. McCullough. 
"The Lady of Lyons" was played matinee Dec. 11, and Mr. Mc- 
Cullough closed evening of Dec. 11 with "Th e Gl adiator." 

Mary Anderson returned here Dec. 13, in^^vaHner~repeated Dec, 
14, 15, 18, 29: Evadne, Mary Anderson; Colonna, Milnes Levick; 
Ludovico, Robert L. Downing; King of Naples, T. L. Coleman; 
Vicentio, Atkin.s Lawrence; Page, F. J. Currier; Olivia, Laura 
Clancey. " Ingomar," with Robert Downing as Alaster, Dec. 16, 17, 
matinee Jan. 8, 1881; " 1-ove," Dec. 20, 21, 22. 31, Jan. i; "The 
Hunchback," Dec. 23, 24, and matinee and evening Dec. 25, 30, and 
Jan. 3, 6, 1881; "Fazio," Dec. 27, 28; "The Lady of Lyons," 
matint^e Jan. 1 and evening Jan. 7. Talfourd's " Ion " was presented 
Jan. 2, 3. 4, 5, for the first time in this city. Miss Anderson closed 
evening Jan. 8 with " Guy Mannering." 

Frederick Paulding followed Jan. 10, in " g^Iviali.or the Silent 
Man," with this cast: 



Raphael F, Paulding 

Julian Hamilton Ham's 

Matheo Frank Norcross 

Giacomo Harry D. Dale 

BattisU M. Leffingwell 

Cosmo de Medici Milton Rainford 



Judial dc Medici . L. M. McCormack 

Meta Nettie Myers 

Nativa Loduskt Young 

Galeotte .... Raymond Holmes 

Paulo John de (.'tw 

Sylvia ..... Emma Latlirop 



Emma Abbott's opera company commenced Jan. 17, with "The 
Bohemian Girl," which was repeated Jan. 22, 25; " Fra Diavolo," 
matinee Jan. 19; "Martha," evening Jan, 19, matin<^ Jan. 26, even- 
ing Jan. 29; "Romeo and Juliet," Jan. 21 ; " Chimes of Normandy." 
Jan. 24. matinee Jan. 29; "Faust," evening Jan. 26; "Mignon," 
Jan. 27; "Lucia Di Lammermoor," Jan. 28. 

The Comlcy & Barton opera company Jan. 31 in " Olivette ." with 
Catherine Lewis and John Howson in the ca.st. The Max Mrakosch 
and C. D. Hess English opera company, Feb. 28, with " Mephisto- 
file." for the first time in English, Marie Rose being the star: Helen, 
Marie Ruse; Marta, Lizzie Anandale; Faust, Perugini; Mcphisto- 



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file, M. Conley. '* William Tell " was sung March i with Abbi Car- 
rington. Laura Schlrmcr, Carlcton and Conley in the cast. ** Carmen " 
was heard March 2. matinee March 5. evening March 7; "II Tro- 
vaiore," March 3 ; ** MIgnon," March 4, when Ostava Torriani made 
his first appearance in eight years; "Faust," March 5 , " Fra 
Diavolo," March 8; "Aida," first time in New York in English, 
March 9; "The Bohemian Girl." March 10. 12; "Carmen," March 
11;" Aida," mating March 12. 

Genevieve Ward began an engagement March 14 in "J^n^gpf My 
Not," which had this cast: 



Stephanie . . 
Horace Welby 
Alice Vcrney . 
Mrs. Folev 



Genevieve Ward 

Frank Clements 

Cora Tanner 

Laura Le Claire 



Porter Walter Morgan 

Servant .... Percy Campbell 

Prince Horace Lewis 

Darrato Chas. I>ade 



Franlcie McCIetlan 
George Knowlton 
Virginia Buchanan 
. . Marie Bates 
Russell Bassett 



Sneaiham Oliver Wren 

Prof. Mueller . . , . J. H. Brown 



John E. Owens appeared here March 28 in " That Man from Cat- 
taraug us." which had this cast: 

Allen Trueman . . John E. Owens Rose Trueman 

Adolphus Tnieman . F. S. Hartshorn Ellen Trueman 

Edgar Livingston Geo. Parkcs Mrs. Trueman 

Solomon Stockman . . . Jos. Arthur Jcrusha Trueman 

Hon. Robert Grayson . . Ed. Powell John Kclton 

Henry Gravson . . W. S. Harkins 

Count dc Varville - - - Mr. George 

Comley & Barton's company reappeared April 18 in "Olivette," 
with Catherine Lewis and John Howson in the principal parts. 
Catherine Lewis took a benefit Tuesday afternoon. May 3, and pre- 
sented the following programme : Recitation, Harry Edwards ; 
scenes from " ^itlee Tay lor." by Carrie Burton, Vernona Jarbeau, 
Rose Chappclle, J. ti. Ryley and William Hamilton ; recitation. 
CyrUe Searle; character sonjj, John Howson; patter song, J, H. 
Ryley and last two acts of " Olivette." " Qlivc ttc " was continued 
until May 16, when H. B. Mahn's opera company were seen in *'Don 
Juniata," cast thus: 



Rd5c Dufaure and Juniata 

Jennie Winston 
Donna Olympia . . Rose Leighton 
Picador .... Arthur Van Houten 
Petrita .... Janet Rdmnntlson 
Marco .... Marie Summer5eld 
Dolores May Booth 



Col. Douglas .... Arthur Bell 

Tepa Clara Douglas 

Fttzroy Harry Dale 

Gaston W. McCreerj* 

Gil Polo .... Vincent Ho^an 
Don PoTTipnmio .... Ellis Kyse 
Don Riego ... W. A. Morgan 



The house closed June 4, but was reopened Aug. 22, 1881, with a* 
new play by Gej). Fawcett Rowe, called " SmifF. " The cast was: 



Thaddeus Smiff . 
Ljiurelia Smifl 
John (fcnnesee 
Alonzo Brown 
Jasen Pegrim . 
Miss Caowallader 



J. E. Nagle, Jr. 
Alma Stuart Sunley 
. G- C. Davenport 
. . C. S- Dickson 
. . Murry Woods 
. . Mary Stuart 



Philander Smiff 
AMiert Smiff . 
Daphne SmifF 
Mimosa Smiff . 
Pipes . . . 



G. r. Rowe 

Jas- Cooper 

Louise Balfe 

Kaie Gumey 

Harry Reeves 



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This was the American ddbut of Kate Gurncy and Louise Balfe. 

The Wilbur opera company appeared Sept. 5 in "The Mascot." 
Lorenzo, Harry Brown; Frederick, J. E. Conly; Pippo, W. Bishop, 
Rocco, Ed. Chapman ; Bettina. Louisa Searle; Fiametta, Lillie West. 

" Mme. Favart" was first sung in this country Sept. 19 and had 
this cast: 



Mme. Favart . . . Catherine Lewis 
Major Cotignac • . \Vm. Hamilton 
Sansouci .... Maud Ueaumont 

Chas. Favart Fred Leslie 

Marquis John Howson 

Suzanne Marie Jansen 

Hector J. C Armand 



BiKcotin .... Richard Golden 

Vesprc Lulti Carter 

Officer J. Wilkin.son 

Pierre Jennie Uoyd 

NIpolas Alice Cooper 

Joli Ceear .... Emmc Lascelle 
Fracasse .... Minnie de Kue 



This was Frederick Leslie's American diibut. 

Lawrence 1*. Barrett began an engagement here Oct. 4 in " Riche- 
Jieu." His company consisted of Louis James, B. R. Rogers, Otis 
Skinner, C. B. Hawihorne, Marie Wainwright, Nestor Lennon, Addie 
Plunkett, Clara Fiagg, and others. " Hamlet" was played Oct. 10, 
ir; " Yorick's Love." Oct. 12, matinee Oct. 15; "The Merchant of 
Venice^ and " David Garrick," Oct. 13: "Julius C;csar," Oct. 14, 15, 

Robson and Crane appeared here Oct. 17 in "Our Bachelors," 
which was acted until Oct. 31, when ''Twelfth Night" was presented 
with Robson as Sir Andrew Aguecheek and Crane as Toby Belch ; 
" Sharps and Flats " was played Nov. 7, Cutler Sharp, Robson and 
Dullstone Flat, Crane. 

John E. McCuIlough returned Nov. 14 in " VirRinius." which kept 
the stage until matin<^e Nov. 26, when '* Ingomar" was acted. " King 
Lear " was given Nov. 28, 30, Dec. 2 ; " Richard HI," Nov. 29, Dec. 
1.3: " Ingomar," matinee Dec. 3 ; " ThcGladiato r," week of Dec. 5, 
except matin6e, Dec. 10, when "The Lacly of Lyons," was given; 
Dec. 12, " The Bondman." by Lewis Wingfield. It was a new treat- 
ment of theTrtsrortcaT story "oTJac^Cadc's rebellion. It was a 
failure and on Dec. 17 McCulIough reverted to Edwin Forrest's old 
play of " Jack_C a(iC-" "The Bondman" had this cast: 



Jack Cade . . ■ John McCulIough 
Earl of SuSolk . . - Frank Lane 
llasil Cade .... H. A. Langdon 

Oswald Frank Little 

Kenneth . . . , Edmund Collier 
Henry de [.a Poole . John A. Lane 
Capt. of the Sussex RebcU 

C. H. Kidder 



Capt. of the H&Jtex Rebels 

H. T. Chanfrau 
Officer of the King's Guard 

Geo. Griffith 
Mistress Gwyltin Augusta Foster 

Owen Wm. ilower 

Egbert H. S. Harris 

A. Bishop J. H. Shewell 

Mildred Kate Forsyth 

"Bxutus" was played Dec. 19.20; "Othello," Dec. 21, matinee 
Dec. 24; "JDie- Gladiator/' Dec. 22; " Virginius," Dec. 23, 24. 
Fanny Davenport returned here Dec. 26 in " Camillc," for the 




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week, except Dec. 31, when "The School for Scandal " was acted 
for the matinee; " London Assurance " and '*Ulii[ct.Jwist " were 
given in the evening The latter plays were repeated Jan. 2. 1882. 
•' As You Like It." Jan. 3, 4 ; " X^ah/' J an. 5 ; " Lionciie," an adapia-"" 
tion by H an Jac kson of *' The Hnncess of BagJad " had its first rep- 
resentation Jan, 6. The cast was : 



Lionettc . . . Fanny Davenport 
M. Nouvady . . . Chas. Rockwell 

M. Godler Chas. Kishcr 

Victor de Beriac . . . Geo. Clarke 



Commissary of Police . W. J. Hurley 

M.deTrcvellc . . . Lewis IJakcr 

Richard . . . . W. K. Edwards 

Kaoul Lydia Gaudman 



It was repeated matinee and evening Jan. 7. Comley & Barton's 
opera company opened Jan. 9 in " QliVe lte." with Catherine Lewis 
as the heroine. John Howson. Mariejansen. H. A. Cripps. J. C. 
Armand, F. H. Frear, and Frederick Leslie were in the cast ; musical 
conductor, Alfred Cellicr. " Mmc. Favart " was revived Jan. 23, 
with Catherine Lewis as Madame and Fred Leslie as Favart. 

" y^uola " followed Feb. 6, for the first time in America. It was 
an adaptation of " Le Jour et la N'uit," and had this cast : 

Prince Catabazas . . John Howson j Chrtsteval G. Paxton 

Tessa Emma Laacelles I Iteatrice Marie Jansen 

M.iiiola Catherine Lewis I Miguel C J. CHmubcIl 

Soachlu .... Rose Chanpclle Publo F. H. Irenr 

Don Brasiero F. Leslie { Soldier Harold 

Lawrence P. Barrett returned Feb. 13 in " Pendrago n," for Ihc^ 
first time in this city. It had this cast: 

Arthur Pendragon . Lawrence Barrett 'Gnherls Fred P. Uartoa 

Colerevaunce .... G. Davidson < Ldyrn .... Chas. Hawthorne 

Guinevere . . . Marie Wainwright Agravaine A. T Riddle 

Laoncelot Louis James , Lionel L Hrown 

Modred Frederick Uock < Tor J. Garrison 

Bcdivere F. C. Mosley Dagonet B. G. Rogers 

Pclleas Otis Skinner Vivien ....... K^tte Meek 

Lucan J. W. Thompson Ahbess - Clara l-Ligg 

Oxwain Chas. Rotfc Cicely Addie I'lunkett 

Lamicl D. Garrisoo I 

" Yorick's L ove " was played March 1,2,3, 4, " Richelieu," March 6, 
"JuTTusXaesafT' March 7. " Th£.-ilan^oVAlrlie," March 8, 9, "The 
Merchant of Venice " and " David ^amck. March 10. "The Mar- 
ble Heart." raatindc March 11, evening March li, "Richard \\\." 
Comley & Barton's opera company returned March 13, 14, in " Ma- 
nola; '* " Qlivu tte." March 15, 16, " Mme. F'avart." March 17, matinee 
and evening March 18. Anna Dickinson commenced a fortnight's 
engagement March 20, in *' Hamlet," which was played throughout 
Ibe week. The cast was : 

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Hamlet .... 
Ghost .... 

King 

Laertes . . 

Hontio - - 
Polonrus . . . 
Ko&encraox . . 

Marccllus . 
Cuildenstem . 
First Gravedigger 



Anna Dickinson 
. . C. Overton 
L. F. Rand 
Bennett Matlack 
Percy Hunting 
. H. N. Wilson 
. Wm. Spencer 
. J. W. Archer 
. VVm. Johnston 
. H. N. WiUon 



Second Grave<%ger> 
Player Queen . . . 
Bernardo . . . . 
Francisco . 
First Actor 
Second Aclor - . . 

Priest 

Osric 

Optielia 

Queen 



Jos. Waters 

Eda Kobertiton 

M. p. Robinson 

Edward Bedloe 

. J. M- Jackson 

Thojs. Potter 

. R. Shepherd 

Franklin Bernard 

. . Lillie Joyce 

Carrie Jatnison 



Female Hamlets are novel, if not interesting, though they " make 
the judicious grieve " that ladies who may have some personal charms 
should attempt what Heaven never intended they should do. Miss 
Dickinson played Hamlet in purple, under the idea, evidently, that, 
when the Prince refers to his " inky cloak," purple ink was then a 
fashionable article of stationery. " A (^rowp of X^nm s " followed 
March 27, and continued the balance of the engagement. 

James O'Neill appeared in " A Celebrated Case " April 3. An 
afternoon performance of this play was given the same day for the 
benefit of the Actors' Fund. It was thus cast : 



Ctianoinesse Mrs. G- A. Farren 

Madeline Carrie Turner 

Viscount . . . Forrest Robinson 
Valentine .... Maud Granger 

Martha Mn. Thorpe 

Adrienne Eva French 



Jean James O'Neill 

Seneschal James Dunn 

Duchess ■ ■ . Florence Robinson 

Corpora] J. A. Fagan 

Dennis Wm. Scallan 

Count d'Aubeterre . J. H. Kjizpatrick 
Count dc Mornay Lewis Morrison 

It ran until April 17, when the Madison Square Theatre travelling 
company were seen in " Hazel Kirk c." with C. VV. Couldock and Effic 
Ellsler in their original parts. TEere were also in ihe cast: Frank 
Weston, Harry Lee, Chas. Bowser, W. B. CahiU, J. Edward Millikcn, 
Frank Colfax, Kate Denin, Mrs. Sol Smith, and Sydney Cowell. 

Maurice Grau's opera company commenced April 24, in *' La 
Mascotte," repeated matintle April 29, and thus cast: Bettina, Paola 
Marie; Pippo, Nigri ; Fiametla, Mile. Gregoire; Laurent, M. Mezi- 
eres; Rocco, Duplan. " Les Mousquctaircs " was sung April 25; 
" Mignon," April 26, when Mile. Dalmont, as Philine, made her 
American debut. " Les Dragons dc Villars " was heard April 27, 
when Mmc. Prival, as Rose Priquct, made her American d^but. '* La 
Fille du Tambour Major " was given April 28 ; '* Si J'Ktais Roi '* 
(" If I Were King,") evening April 29. *' Lc Jour et la Nuit " had 
its first representations in French, in this city, May i, 3, and matinee 
May 6, The cast was : 



Manola Paota Marie 

lleatrix Mile. Gregoire 

Lanchette Mme. Vallot 

Prince M. Mezieres 



Miguel M. Nigri 

De Degomes M. Mussy 

Cristoljai M. Poyard 

Uon iJraselro M. Duplan 



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" Carmen " was done in its original form May 2, 9, and mating 
May 13, with Paola Marie in title r6Ie; *' Paul et Virginie," i\Iay 4, 
6, " Lcs Noccs d'OUvctte." May 5, " Divorgons," May 8, 13, with 
this cast : Cypricnne, Paola Marie; Des Prunelles, Mezicres; Cla- 
vignac. Nigri ; Adheraa, Tauffenberger; Joseph. Poyard. "LaP^ri- 
chole " was sung May 10, "La Favorita," May it, "La Fillc de 
Mme. Angot," May t2. This company gave a concert Sunday even- 
ing, May 14. 

" ^^ rhprj^ty^H T Jfp " by A. J,_£liipman, was first acted May 15, 
and ran one week*. It had this cast: 



Ernest Lenwood . . A. Z. Chipman 
David Lenwocxl . . W. j. Le NIoyne 
Gareoce .... Frank Roberts 
Leonard . . ■ . C A, McManus 
Samuel ..... Arthur Moulton 

Dora Kate Mayhcw 

Tommy John £. Nash 



Jacob Frank M. Wills 

Fuffle SI' Norman 

Harold W. R. Falls 

Able Henry Mcrton 

Florence Julia Stuart 

Kittle Lizette Ellani 

Emily Utzie Anderson 



Ada Gray appeared here June lo in " East Lynnc," and played 
until July I (inclusive), when the house closed tor the season. A 
matinee performance occurred June 29 for the benefit of Gerald Eyre. 
The programme presented was: "The Happy Pair," by Osmond 
Tearle (last appearance in America) and Rose Coghlan ; " Patience," 
(second act): Bunthorne, Kd. Temple; Patience, Lillian Russell; 
" .The Fii^ tNigh t." Harry Saint Maur as Achille. Frank Dalton as 
H y ac uTthfTWi Im ot Eyre as Fitzdangle, Selina Delaro as Rose Du- 
fard ; recitation by Gerald Eyre; song by Evan Thomas. 

The next season began Sept. 11 with John Stetson as manager. 
Mme. Th^o was the first attraction, who began in " Madame I'Archi- 
duc," with this cast : 



MarietU Mme. Tb(k) 

Fortunate ....... Buisson 

Countess Dorsay 

Giacommctia Vallot 

Archduke Duplon 

Piandolce . -Millet 

Bep[» no ...... N orbct 

Count Ilonaveniura .... Salvaior 



Giletti Noe 

The Count Huguet 

Duke Grivel 

Marquis ....... Mussy 

Innkeeper JuUen Beer 

RoniOldo Teranclc 

Ricaldo Vincbon 



This was also the New York debut of Mme. Dorsey, Mme. Buisson, 
and Messrs. Huguet, Noe, and Grivel. In the third act Thco intro- 
duced the chansonnette " Pi-ouit." " La Jolie Parfumeuse " was sung 
Sept. 18. Th^o sang Rose, and Miles. Betty and Mosel made their 
American d£but. '* I^s Cloches dc Corneville " was heard Sept. 25, 
26. 27, with Th^o as Scrpolette; " La Mascoite/' Sept. 28, 29, 30, 
matinee Sept. 30, Th6o appearing as Bettina. 

" The Vicar of Bray," Solomon and Grundy's opera, was first sung 
Oct. 2 and stayed one week. The cast was : 



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Vicar Harry Allen 

Tommy Geo. Olmi 

Redfora Rowe . . . Harry Brown 
Rev. Henry Sanford, L. Cadwalbdcr 



Dorothy Marie Jansen 

Nelly BIy Edith Bland 

Mrs. MelioD . . , Jennie Hughes 



Edward Solomon, composer of '* Billcc Taylor" conducted the 
orchestra. " Billee Taylor" was heard Oct. 9, with this cast: 



BiUee Taylor . . 
Christopher Cobb 
Sir Mincing Lane 
Capt. Flapper ■ . 

Arabella. . . . 



Harry de Lorme 

SIr. BroccollnJ 

H. A. Cripps 

Jas. II. Rennie 

Vcrnona Jarbeau 



Ben Barnacle .... Harry Brown 

Fhojbe Marie Jansen 

Hliia ...... Jennie Hughi s 

Susan Kofte ChappeUe 



Maurice Grau's French opera company appeared for the first time 
in America Oct. 16, in " Les Contes d'Hofiman" ("The Tales of 
Hoffman"). It was repealed Oct. 17. 19, 21. when Mile. Derivis 
(first appearance in America) acted the triple r61es of Stella, Olym- 
pia, and Antonia. Mme. Naire made her American debut as Hoff- 
man, " La Jolie I'arfumeusc " was sung Oct. 26, 27, matinee Oct. 28 ; 
•• Mignon," Oct. 20, when Henrietta de Moya made her American 
d^but, acting Philine, and M. Victor Capoul (first appearance in 
America in three years) as VVilhclm Mcister; "Les Cloches de 
Corneville " was heard matinee Oct. 21 ; " Les Conies d'HofTman," 
Oct. 21 ; "La Timbale d'Argcnt," Oct. 23, with Th^o as Molda: 
"Le Voyage en Chine," Oct. 24; " Mignon," Oct. 25. Mme. Privat 
in title r61e. Mile. Derivis (first appearance in the rOle) as Philine. 

Tomasso Salvini commenced an encragement here Oct. 28, in 
"Othello, "which was also played Nov. i.iMarie Prcscoit acting Emelia, 
and Lewis Morrison, lago; "The Gladiator" was given Oct. 30, 
Nov. 3, and matinee Nov. 4. Adele Belgarde was Neodamia. Salvini 
played only four times during the week, and his stock company were 
seen the other nights, Nov. 2, 4, in " Rose Michel." " The Outlaw '* 
was played Nov. 6 ; *' Othello," Nov. 7, 9, matinee Nov. 11;" Rose 
Michel," Nov. 8. 10. 

John E. McCullough appeared Nov. 13 in *' Virginius" for two 
weeks, except matinee Nov. 25, when " Ingomar" was acted. "JThg 
Gladiator" was done for one week commencing Nov. 27, except 
matinee Dec. 2, when "The Lady of Lyons" was seen. "King 
Lear," Dec. 4. 3 : "Jirutus^' Dec. 6. 7 ; " Hamlet." Dec. 8; "Othello," 
Dec. 9; "Ingomar," matinee Dec. lO; and " Damon and Pythias," 
evening Dec. ro. In Ihc company were Edmund K. Collier, Joseph 
Haworth, H. C. Harlon, Harry A. Langdon, J. H. Shewell, Frank 
Lane, Henry Chanfrau, Chas. Kidder, Frank Little, \V. Bower, Ed- 
ward Wilson, Kate Forsyth, and Augusta Foster. 

Robson and Crane returned Dec. 1 1 in " Forbidden Frji it." for two 
weeks. A. S. Lipman, Chas.*Webb. Frank Campbell. IJ. W. Turner, 
W. F. Lane, F. E. Ambrose, Swift, Quick, Mary Myers, Leonora 



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Bradley, Sadie Bigelow, and Flora May Henry were in the organiza- 
tion. Kate Claxton followed Dec. 25, in " The Two Orphans," with 
this cast : 



Mother Frochard 
Sister (Genevieve 
Sister Thcfcse 
Henriette . . . 
Florette . . 

Jacques . . . . 



■ Marie Wilkins 
Mary Drake 
. Mary Wilson 
Henriclta V'aders 
. Lillian Lewis 
. Kdward Amot 



Picard . , . . R J. Duslan 

Countess - . . Kate Meek 

Marianne .... Marie Lewes 

Julia JuHtt Everts 

Chevalier C. Stevenson 

Doctor J. W. Shannon 



The Vokes Family came Jan. 8. 1883, for one week, in *' Our 
Country Cousin " ("The Rough Diamond ") and *'Funin a.Fog.'' 

Mary Anderson appeared Jan. 15, 16, 17, as Pa 11 fine m " The Lady 
of Lyons," with Robert L. Downing as Claude Melnotte. " Daughter 
of Roland" was played Jan. 18, 19. 20, Feb. 5; "Pygmalion and 
Galatea," Jan. 22, 23, 24, and Feb. 9; "The Munchback," Jan. 25, 
26. 27. Feb. 8 ; " Ingomar," Jan. 29, 30, matinee. Feb. 3 ; *' Romeo 
and Juliet," Feb. t. 3. 6, 10; " Fazio." Feb. 3 ; and " Love," Feb. 7. 

The German company from the Thalia Theatre, in this city, ap- 
peared here Feb. 12 in " Countess Dubarry." 

The Jioston Ideal opera company began a season Feb. ig, in 
" Fatinitza," sung also at the raatin<ic Feb. 24 ; " Musketeers " Feb. 
20; "Marriage of Figaro," Feb. 21 ; "The Mascot," matinee Feb. 
22, and evenings Feb. 25, 28 and March 3 ; " Pirates of Penzance." 
Feb, 23, 26, and matinee Feb. 28 and March 2 ; " Patience," Feb. 
24, 27, March i, matinee M.irch 3. In the organization were 
Mathildc Phillips, Marie Stone, Myron W. Whitney, Tom Karl, 
May Beebe. Geraldinc Ulmer, Lizzie Burton, Geo. Frothingham, 
Hernden Morselle. H. C. Barnabee, and W. H. Macdonald, 

Gilbert and Sullivan's "lolanthe" was sung March 5, with this 
cast : 



rhancellor H. E. Dixcy 

lolanlhc Marie Janscn 

Tollollcr . . Geo. Travener 
Ariunt ..... Vincent Hugan 
Strei>hon Willet Seaman 



Hrivale Robert Fraser 

Fairy Queen . . . Augusta Roche 
Cclia ...... Ruby Rogem 

Leila Helen Lowell 

Phyllis Letitia Fritch 



' The Mascot " was heard March 19, with this cast : 



Lorenzo Dixev 

Hippo Eugene Clark 

Fr^erlck Alonzo Hatch 

Rocco W, Paul Down 

Malteo F. Flake 



Parafane Mills H.nll 

Ph)-»ician H. Nicliols 

Fiametta . . . Haltie Richmond 
Bettina Lctltia Friich 



" Olivette" was heard March 26. 27, matinee March 28, with Alice 
Vincent as Countess; Valentine. Henri Laurent; Merrimac, Joseph 
Greensfelder. Nellie Mortimer, ICnima I^scellcs. May Stanford, 
Miss A. Praeger, John E. Nash, Fred Lennox, and T. V. Ricketts 



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were in the company. Constance Lewis was announced to make 
her American d6but the opening night, but illness prevented her. 
" Prince Conti " had its first hearings in New York March 29, 30, 
31, Catherine Lewis in the title rfile, Constance Lewis as Friquclte. 
It was a London version of " Les Pr^s St. Gervais." 

" Cjndcrclla ^t S[;hnol " was presented April 2, with H. E. Dixey, 
Eugene Clark/ Paul Arthur, Frank Rea, VV. P. Bown, Vernona 
Jarbeau, Rose Temple, Franceses Guthrie, Jennie Hughes, and 
Carrie Jackson in the cast. J. C. Mullaly was musical director. 

Modjeska returned here April 9, 10, 11, 17, in " Frou Frou ; " 
"Camtlle" April 12, 13, 14, with Maurice Barrymore, Norman 
Forbes, and Helen Leigh in the cast ; "Twelfth Night" was seen 
April 16; "As You Like It," April 18 ; " OHf tte^ " April 19. 20, 21. 

Mrs. Langtry was seen in " Pygmalion and Galatea " April 23, 
for the first time in this city. " She Stoops to Conquer " was played 
April 30, May i, and matinee May 5 ; "An Unequal Match." May 
2. 3; "The Honeymoon," May 4. Kale Paltison had a benefit 
Thursday afternoon, May 3. when " The O ^ic" was played for the 
first time in this country. The cast was: 



Count Lestrange 
Lord Rushcville . 
Carrie Hcaufnrt . 
Kmily Challoner , 
Lady Uuscombe 
Guy Faucit 



. C. P. Flockion I Capt. Fairfield .... Chapman 
J. C Macdonald Sir Druinmell . . . J. B. Bucksione 
Adcle Mcasor Daisy Brent .... Kale Pattison 

Sara Lascelles , Cliaiters Howard 

Dewes Crisp 

Servant T. Layard 



Florence Chalgrove 
Frank Cooper 



Jem M. Sellon 

Etelka Borry appeared here in *' Camille" May 7. 8, 11, malin^e 
May 12; "Adrienne Lecouvreur" May 9, 10. Harry Saint Maur, 
Blanche Grey, David Murray, H. B. Norman, Mme. Ivan Michels^ 
Ray Alexander, Will Cowper, and Julian Magnus were in the 
company. 

Lolta was the last star of the season, appearing in "Bob " May 
14, and staying for two weeks. '" 

During the summer John Stetson made many alterations and 
additions lo the house. A new entrance was constructed on Broad- 
way and the hou.se greatly improved. The season commenced Sept. 
14, 1883, with "La Princesse des Canaries," with this cast: Pepita, 
Aimee ; Inez, Mile. Angele ; Guzman (first appearance in America), 
M. Guy; Inigo (American debut), M. Larry; General Pataques, 
M. Mczicres. " La Mascotte" was sung Sept. 24, 26. 28, matinee 
Sept. 29: Bettina (first time in America), Aim6e ; Fiametta (first 
time), Mile. Angele. "Boccaccio" was heard Sept. 25, 27, 29, 
Oct. 3, matinee Oct. 6. Mile, Nixan made her American d^but in 
the title rflle: Beatrice. Mile. Angele. "Divor^ons" was seen 
Oct. I : Cypricnnc, Aimce; " La Kille de Mme. Angot," t^ct. 2. 4; 
** La Princesse des Catiaries/' Oct. 5 ; and the season closed with 



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" Divor^ons " Oct. 6. Aimde's Cypricnne was a remarkably clever 
piece of work. 

The dramatic season opened Oct. 8 with " Money," which had 
this cast: 



Sir John Vesey .... John Jack 

Stout George Griffiths 

Graves .... Chas. Wheatleigh 
Alfred Evelyn . . Chas. Coghlan 
Lord Glossmore • . ■ Clinton Stuart 
Sir Frederick Blount, VValdcn Kamsay 
Sharp .... George E. Browne 



Captain Dudley Smooth, Herbert Kelcey 
Old Member . . H. W. Montj^mery 
Sir John's Servant . , M. T- Harris 
Clara Douglas . . Florence Gerard 
Lady Franklin 

Emily Jordan Chamberlain 
Georgiana Netla Guion 



This was the first appearance in America of Florence Gerard, 
and the reappearance of Charles Coghlan. Shortly after this, Florence 
Gerard became Mrs. Henry E. Abbey. She is of American birth. 

Geo, E. Browne died in this city May 31, 1885. He made his 
first appearance on the stage about Dec. 7, 1833, at the Tremont 
theatre, Boston, playing Franco in the opera of "Guy Mannering," 
with Mr. and Mrs. Wood's English opera company. His first ap- 
pearance in this city as an equestrian star occurred Oct. 9, 1848, 
at the Bowery Theatre, when he played Dick Turpin in ' i Rook- 
wo od." As an equestrian actor he continued to travel until 1850; 
then" he acted as stage manager of various theatres at Philadelphia, 
St. Louis, and Rochester, N. Y., and afterwards he resumed his 
Icf^itimate work on the boards, playing leading parts in a wide 
range of farces and comedies. This took him up to Nov. 24. 1860, 
when he was engaged to play " The Remorseless Tyrant " in a 
burlesque of that name, produced in connection with the spectacle 
of " Jjje^SfiXcnSistcrs " at Laura Keene's (Olympic) Theatre, this 
city. In thesaWe'burlcsque his wife (Louise Pray, sister to Mrs. 
Barney Williams) supported him. The following season (t86l-62) 
he was engaged for the stock company at Wallack's Theatre and 
there he first appeared Sept. 25, 1861, as Griboulard in Tom Taylor's 
"The New President." At Wallack's he remained, playing second 
comedy r6les until 187S, when he retired from the stage to devote 
his attention to his restaurant ventures, which he had initiated with 
•* The Green Room," a chop house purchased by him when he first 
joined the Wallack company in 1861. 

'* A Celejuatcd Case " was presented Oct. 15, with this cast: 



Jean Renaud . . 

U'Auhelerre 
The Scne5ch.ll 
Dennis O'Kourke, 
Madeline Renaud 
Adrienne, a child 
Capt. of the King's 
Count de Mornay 
Viscount Raoul . 



- . Chas- Coghlan 

. . . John Jack 

N. !->. Jones 

Charles Wheatleigh 

Florence Gerard 

Tommy ku-isr-ll 

Own. M. r. Harris 

Lewis Morrison 

. . . Fred Ross 



Sergeant of the Guard 

H. W. Montgomery 
Valentine de Mornay, Louise Muldener 
Duchess d'Aubeterre 

Emily Jordan Chamberlain 
Chanoineftse . . Mrs. M. A- Farren 

Martha Marjorie Bonner 

Joseph Andrew Jacques 



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--The theatre was closed evenings Oct. 22. 23 for rehearsals of 
Pi jhe Duke's Motto ." acted Oct. 24 with this cast : 



Gonzagues .... Lewis Morrison 

jtsop Theo. Hamilion 

The Regent Fred Ross 

Peyrollcs Mun7 Woods 

Lemuel Geo. H. Griffiths 

Navelles .... Andrew Jacquen 

Chavernay G. Howard 

De Ureant J. WaUis 

Trumpeter .... Carrie Jackson 
Capt. Henri di Lagadere 
B,.,,^ Charles Coghlan 



Cnrriclcferffiis . . 
The Uuc dc Nevers, 
Malicorme . . . 
Bannerman . . . 

Diego 

Hermann .... 

Tonio 

Lipardo .... 
Blanche .... 

Zillah 

Uucheut .... 



Henry E. Dixey 
Walden Ramsay 
. . C. Barton 

A. E. Mallcn 
. . E. McArdle 
, . W. Burncll 
. . J. Harrison 

M. T. Harris 
Florence Geranl 
Louise MuUlcner 

Helen Barry 



"_The Duke's Mott o" was acted antil Nov. lo, when James 
O'Neill appeared in " Monte Cr isto." 

f' The production of Dumas' ~TTrt>vel in a dramatic form has often 

/resulted in either *' a scene" or a fiasco. On the first occasion — 

fat the Drury Lane Theatre, London, in 1848, when the company 

/ of the Theatre Historique, Paris, attempted to play a vcr.'iion — 

I a terrible scene ensued; benches were torn up and the audience 

I became notliing more or less than a howling mob, infuriated by ihis 

intrusion of Gallic players, and regarding the presence of the French 

company upon the boards of the historic theatre as a degradation 

more serious than its immediately preceding condition — that of a 

hippodrome and concert room. The company returned to Paris 

unheard and insulted. One of the chief objections to the play was 

its inordinate length, the representation requiring two evenings. 

Upon the first night the troubles and sufferings of Edmund Dantes 

were exhibited; on the second night wa.s shown the consummate 

vengeance taken by him in the character of Monte Crislo. 

A lapse of twenty years took place before " Monte Cristo" was 
again produced, this time at the Adelphi Theatre, London. A 
strong cast could not save it : Fechter was Dantes; Uen Webster, 
Noirtier; Carlotta Lcclcrcq, Mercedes; Mrs. Alfred Mellon, Albert; 
Arthur Stirling as Fernand ; and George Belmore, Cadcrousse. It 
was voted as being feebly written, poorly constructed, and was a 
'^complete failure. 

" Lieut. Helfn e of the Gua rds " was produced Nov. 12 for the 
first TTme in iNew^Tork^ TTmid this cast: 



Lieut. Helene 
Clemence . 
Manuela 
Teresa . . . 
Josephine . 
Chas. (le Valois 
His Lictitenani 
An Officer 



Amy (lordon 
. . Fanny Kice 
. . . Jessie Calef 
. Annie Winm^r 
. . . Marie Uart 
. . Hubert Wiike 
. Chas. Shackford 
Florence Bemciater 



Count dc Vanncs .... J. Otley 

Fripperon .... Henry E. Dixey 

Harberon Felix j. Morris 

DominKo W. A. Morj^an 

A Banker J- H, Finn 

Forjjeout H. A. AmtterR 

Municr .... Geo. A- Sdtiller 



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Henry E. Dixey was " made up " to resemble Henry Irving in 
this play. 

" P^p " was presented Nov. 19, with John A. Mackay and Kate 
CasUeton in the cast. *' Monie Crist o " came Nov. 26, followed 
Dec. 17 by " T he Glass pf F ashion " with this cast: 



Col. Trev.inion . . 
PHace Uorowslci 
John M3cad;im . 
Hon. Tom Staohope, 
Pei; O'Reilly . . . 
Prior Jcnkyn 



Herbert Kelcey 

Lewis Morrisoo 

Frank Mortlauni 

H. T. Chanfrau 

. Stella Uoniface 

J. G. McDonald 



Mrs. Trevanion .... Sara Jewelt 
Lady Coombe . . . Minnie Monck 

Harris Marion Kusscll 

Kerry Geo. ThompRon 

Ausuo J. H. Redding 



'J Peril" was first acted here Jan. 4. 1884, RarlJey^Campbell. who ] 

hatfa^copy right of ihal title, threatened an injunction, and the title j 

was changed to " A Wife's Peril." It was a free adaptation of / 

Sardou's " Nos Intimes," and had been acted in England under the j 

title of " Friends and Foes," and at Wallack's Theatre, this city, "* 
as " Bosom Friends." The cast here was : 



Capt. Biarlfarcl . 
Sir Geo. Ormond 
Mrs. Cros*ley 
Percy Grafton 
Sir Woodbine 
Dr. Thornton 



Charles Coghlan 
. . Joi^cph Larnc 
Mrs. G. C. Germon 
. J. H. Rtrpatrick 
... J. W. PiKott 
. . Kred Kverill 



Mr. Cro&slcy 
Meadows . . 
Kemp . . . 
Lucy Ormond 
.Sophie . . . 
Lady Ormond 



. H. A. Weaver 
. . R. Glover 
. Frank Seymour 
Adela Houston 
Gertrude Warden 
Mrs. Lantjtry 



Rose Mumpleford . Florence Gerard 

James AK. Fisher 

Michael Muzzle ■ • Fred CllfHon 

Violet Nella Guion 

Maria Vernona Jarbeau 



Joseph Derrick's farce "Confusion" had its first performance in 
America Jan. 28, and had this cast : 

Chriitopher llliztard, Henry E. Dixey 
Mortimer Mumpleford 

Harry Saint Maur 
Rupert Sunbery - . Herbert Cresham 
Dr. lUrtholomew Jones, Jos. Frankau 
Lucretia Tricklcby . . Maria Davis 

It was preceded by " J?igtip flui «^ |^pd Fnrgi^ngrs." In which Henry 
E. Dixey and Florence Gerard " made up as Henry Irvinp and 
Ellen Terry, and imitated those artists in scenes from ** The Mer- 
chant of Venice." Willi am Ciill wasnlsn in the cast. Sadie Martinot 
was afterwards added to the cast as Portia. This bill continued 
until Feb. 11, when " Princess Ida, or Castle Adamant/' by Gilbert 
and Sullivan, was presented for the first time in America. It was 
also given the same evening at Hoston, Mass. Its original pro- 
duction was at London, Eng., Jan. 5. The cast here was: 



Klnj; Hildcbrand 
Hilarion . . . 

. Prioce*5 Ida . . 

ELady Psyche . . 

rtMdy blaocbe 
Cyril . . , . 

Arac 



. . C. Hroccolini 

Wallace McCrcery 

Cora S. Tanner 

Florence Bemcisier 

Genevieve ReynoUls 

W. S. RLsing 

Charles F. Lanu 

M. Ainslev ScotI 



Guron James Early 

.Scynthias E. J. Conley 

Kiny Gama J. H. Ryley 

Mellissa Hatiie Delaro 

Sacbarissa . . . Eva Ilarrineton 

CItloe Eily Coghlan 

Ada Clara PrimroKc 



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Shortly after its first production Chas. F. Lang sang Hilarion, 
and Mr. McCreery withdrew from the cast. Arthur Wilson sang 
Arac. Mary Beebe was the Princess Ida. 

" Confusion " was revived March 24, when Sadie Martinet and 
John Thaxter appeared. It was preceded by *' D ylicatc Ground," 
introducing I^wis Morrison and Sadie Martinot. " Claire and the 
Forg e mas ter" followed April 5, with Maud Granger as Claire, and 
GWr|jd5f3Tock as I'hilippe Darblay. 

Louis Harrison and John Gourlay came May 14, in " Skipped 
by the Li ght pj^tjie^ oon." and ran until May 19. when the^ bur- 
or Sardou's'* Fedora," called •" 



lesquc 

with this cast : 



' Well Fed Dora," was acted, 



Helene Venic Burroughs 

l)e Sirieux .... Hetty Tracy 

Dcaire Norma Wills 

Dimttri Hiodie Harrison 

Messenger No. 2 . . . Kva Sliatirr 

Jaqucs Mark Lessiems 

Gretch Frank M. Wills 

The I'rincess , . Geo. K. Fortcscue 
The Countess . . . Carrie Godfrey 
Messenger No. 1 . . Salome Stone 



Lons IpanofT 
J;icques . 
Lazinski 
Doctor . 
I'ierre 
Antoine . 
Robert . 
Gaspard 
Guillaume 



Edward P. Temple 

Hannibal Smith 

. . F. K. Elyk 

Geo. Strath more 

. Carl J. Alberti 

Chas. St. Aubyn 

Chaa. Raymond 

. Robert \Vi!son 

Hannibal Smith 



It was originally produced April 28, at Philadelphia. Augustus 
Pitou retired from the business management of this house May 24. 
The season closed May 30. 

"Called Back," dramatized from Hugh Conway's novel of that 
narocr commenced the next season Sept. i, for the first time in 
America, and interpreted by the Madison Square Theatre com- 
pany. The cast was : 



Gilbert Vaughan . 
Artliur Kenyon 
Anthony March . 
Paola Macarl 
Chief of Holice . 
Major Myrkeloff . 
Captain Varmaloff 
Sergeant of Co.s.sack 
Warder Kedril 



Robert B. Mantell 

Herbert Kekey 

Forrest Robinson 

W. J. Ferguson 

Wm. Morris 

Harry Gwynette 

Nestor Lennon 

. W. L. Detiison 

. Henry Talbot 



Mrs. Wilkins 
Dr. Cenari 
Petroff . 
Nicholas 

HoUki . 
Hauline 
Mary- 
Susan 

Markel . 



. May Robson 

C. P. Flockton 

. Ed. Tannchlll 

Geo. Watson 

. Chas. Seaberl 

. Miss Millward 

Marie Burroughs 

. Sadie Ilelden 

Bessie Cameron 



*' The Colonel " was revived Oct. 27, by Eric Bayley's comedy 
company, and cast thus: 



Mrs. Ulythe . . 
Richard Forrester 
Lambert Streyke, 
Mrs. F'orrcstcr 
Lady Tompkins . 
Col. Wottnell 



Florence Gerard 

. Walter Reynolds 

Rowland Itucttstone 

. . Carrie Turner 

. . Maria Davis 

Krlc Kavlev 



Basil Cyril Maude 



Edwiird 
Muliins 
Parks 

Romelli . 
Nellie . 
Goodall 



Sydney Fcnwick 

P. Cunningham 

Croxteth Parke 

Rej^inald Martin 

. Haitie Tillson 

Miss M. Stuart 



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The Bijou Theatre opera company came here Nov. 3 in " Or- 
pheus and Eurydice," with Marie Vanoni, Adelaide Langdon, 
Daisy Murdoch, LilHc Alliston, Florence Bemeister, Belle Urquhart, 
Jennie McNuhy, Clara Andrews, Louis de Lange, Harry Pepper, 
Harry Davenport, Henri Ixoni, and E. H. Aiken in the cast. 

•* Kantasma," flanlon Brothers' spectacle, was produced for the 
first time in America Nov. lo, with this cast: 



Arthur George Hanlon 

Fanlasma Kate Davis 

Gamaliel Nat L). Jones 

Pico Alex Zanfretta 

Lena Miss Ida Maas&ey 

Madge . . . Miss Annie Woodman 
MocherGoslin . Miss Liuie Mouhoo 

Enascbus Leo Zanfretta 

Bruin Phil Purcer 



Farmer Close . . . W. M. Hanlon 
Godde&s of Liberty . Sadie Williams 
Mercury . . . Little Amy Zanfretta 
Cupid .... Little Alice Hanlon 
Genus . . . Litllc Francis Haiilon 

Lichen Ella Langtry 

Irate Father J. Francis 

Lover A. C Orcult 

Dr. Lance .... J. F. McGovern 



The Florences followed Dec. 8, in "The Might yDollar." 

Marie Aimcc. having; retired from opera bouffc in consequence of 

her voice having failed her, opened Dec. 15, for the first lime in this 

city, in an Engliiih-speaking part. A play called " Mam'zclle " had 

been written expressly for her and was acted here, with this cast: 



Newton ChLsnell 

J. A. Anderson 

Frederick Roberts 

. . Laura Wallace 

Charlene W^eidman 



Toinctte Aim^e Hiram I*ostcr 

Lionel W, A. Whitecar Thisway . . 

Bob Frank E. Umb O'Club . . . 

Topplcby ..... A. K. Feclcy Mrs. Tupper , 

FraiH-ois Lester Victor Mary - . . 

Tarleton Tupper . . . J. O. Barrows 

" Mam'zelle *' aflTorded nearly three hours of innocent and healthful 
amusement. Aimcc's use of the English language was simply de- 
lightful. Her every word was distinct, and whatever foreign in- 
flection or tone she gave to a sentence made it all the more quaint. 
The writer of this travelled with Aim6e as manager for one season, 
and found that her vivacity and spontaneous humor made her 
popular. She possessed that inimitable art which is found nowhere 
m such perfection as on the Parisian stage. 

" We, Us & Co." was done Dec. 29, with this cast : 



T. Willie Rockingham, W. A. Mestayer 



Dr. Mulo Medicus 
Tammany K. O'Turk 
Kerfew Tolls . . . 
George Magillicuddy 
Meltnda Magillicuddy 



Eira S. Kendall 

. C. F. Macirthy 

Harry Ambcr^j 

. . Joseph Ott 

Theresa Vaughan 



Euphemia Coppergall. Jennie Fisher 
Cylinder Cogwliecl . . Marie Horkel 
hvAU Hustle .... Libbte Noxon 
Kosa Fcrfectus . . . Helle Ueering 
Or. Pulsivcr . . . W. F. Rochester 
Kaox Dunlap Sim'l Keed 



Marie Bockel is in married Hfe Mrs. Samuel Reed. 
Edwin Booth opened Jan. 19, 18S5, supported by the company 
from the Boston. Mass., Museum, with "Othello"; 



[1885 



T. Burrows 

A R. Whytal 

Al'jcrt Lang 

- C, S. Abbe 

Annie Clarke 



.\.--. K. Parks. On 

_ 7'~t Iron Chest " 

^ y:*ard Mortimer. 

., :-. -4: "Hamlet/' 

,- : ■* Don Cassar de 

V vVitflieu," Feb. 2, 3, 4, 



. Ian Robertson 
. Goo. R. Parks 
Charles Kent 
Alfred Hudson 
. A. R. Whytal 
Kdwin Arden 
Albert Lan^ 
>v-\.rtf:jry ... J. M. Eaton 

-V- >\'X N. 6 ; " The Merchant of 
. ^- . « Kcb." 7 ; '* Richard III." Feb. 
_ vv. •\.l.\ 14; and "The Fool's Re- 

," - ■ ,•- -■■-•>■ 14- 

liso. M.iy 31, 1887. M.B.Curtis 
^. ■.^- -> r.:st production in this city. 
..i^ v»»«»;^ ^\ >avage, Albina de Mer (Mrs. 
V -- -'-v ^\;^:ucre, Harry Courtaine, and 
. ..^ 

, . ..i;\t\ appeared here March 9, 10, 
V . .v.'.i. " cast thus: 



. ^.^■ X torlo-ilirotla 
.^ . '.uiiiiia . . 



. . Lizzie Riirton 

. . Marie Stone 

Marietta Siegfried 



^ \.v^:i, 10. .;i. with this cast : Josephine. 
^. .' vu v«.'.i.iw. Tom Karl ; Sir Joseph, H. C. 

..^..*.;. \h ion W. Whitney. "The IJohemian 

» '. !!!.»tiiK'e March 2r ; " Fra Diavolo," 

. .^^■. ",r.iiu-f Marfh 18 ; " Fatinitza," evening 

. vv^vvi-*. M.irch 20. 
■»^. V v.tulon Wall" was presented, with this 



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Mrs. Snitz . . 
Julius Snitz, Jr. 
Julius Soitz 
'lom ... 



Thcrese Ncwcomb ' Bridgpt 
. . Mr. Graham Moses 

Geo. S- Knight i Hosa 
. . . Mr. Crane | Nelly 



. . . . W. Monroe 

. Jackson 

Marion Fleming 

Mrs. Geo. S. Knight 



Thatcher, Primrose & West's minstrels came here April 6 and 
stayed two weeks. 

" VVg. tJs & ry /' rgfurnpd April 20, with Alice Harrison as Bella, 
Mary Gray asEuphemia, and Belle Siokes as Rosa. The season 
closed May i6, but the house reopened May i8 with English opera, 
under the direction of Charles E. Ford. " Fra Uiavolo " was sung 
May |8, and maiincc May 27. with this cast: 

Fra Uiavok) . . Geo. W. Traverner | Beppo Henry Peakea 

Lord Altcasli .... James I'eakes C.iacomo .... Alonzo Stoddard 

Zerlina Alfa Norman Matteo L^wis Carlberg 

Lorento .... Thos. A. Chrispy j Lady Allcash .... Zelda Seguin 

"Bohemian Girl" was given May 25, and matin6es June 3 and 12, 
with AUa Norman as Arline. " Martha" was heard June i : Lionel, 
Charles H.Thompson (his first appearance) ; Martha, Alfa Norman ; 
Nancy, Zelda Scguin. *' Chimes of Normandy " was sung June 8,9, 
10, cast thus: Germaine, Zelda Scguin; Gaspard, Henry Pcakes ; 
Marquis, Alonzo Stoddard; SetpoIcHe (first appearance), Marie dc 
Jongc. " Maritana" was heard June 15, Alfa Norman in title rAIc. 
On June 19 Zelda Seguin took a benefit, and the programme was: 
" II Trovatore." third act; sextet, from "Lucia di Lammermoor;" 
cornet solo, J. Levy; song, Harry Pepper; second act of "Fra 
Diavolo;" and the second act of '* Mariiana." The house closed 
June 20, with " Fra Diavolo." 

" The Mikado" was given Aug. 19 by the D'Oyley Carte London 
company with this cast : 

Mikado Fred Fcderici Kailsha Elsie Cameron 

Nanki Poo . . . Courtice Pounds Pooh Bah .... Fred Billington 

Ko Ko Geo. Thome I'lsh Tush G. B. Rruwne 

Yum Yuro .... Geraldine Ulmar Fitti Sing Katie Foster 

Peep Bo . . . Geraldine St. Maur 

On Sept. 24 Sir Arthur Sullivan led the orchestra. 

F. Fcderici died at Melbourne, Australia, April 13, 1888, while 
singing the part of Mcphislophelns in " FausI," at the Princess 
Theatre. Fcderici was descending the slide to the infernal regions, 
when he suddenly grasped the edge of the stage and sank back dead. 
The coroner's verdict was death from heart disease. After its one 
hundred and seventieth performance here " The Mikado " was taken 
to the Standard Theatre, this city, owing to a prior engagement 
having been made with Edwin Booth, who opened Feb. i, 1886, for 
four weeks, supported by the Boston Museum company. *' Hamlet" 
was given Feb. i and continued one week. 



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A HISTORV OF THE NEW YORK STAGE C<8» 



Hamlet Edwin Booth 

Ghost ..... Charles Barron 

CUudiim Charles Kent 

Polonius .... Alfred Hudson 

Laertes }. H. Mason 

Horatio Albert Lane 

Rosencrantz , . . . A. R. VVhytai 
First Player . . . James Burrows 
Second Flayer H. P. Whittemore 

First (Jra\-cdiggcr . . W. F. Owen 



Second Gravedigger James Nolan 

Player Queen .... Louise Jordan 
Ouildenstem .... Louis Atkins 

Osric C S. Abbe 

Bernardo ...... M. Eaton 

Francisco Bates 

Priest Henry Curry 

Gertrude Annie Clarke 

Ophelia .... Bbnche Thompson 
Marcellus . . . . C. E. Boardman 



"King Lear" was acted Feb. 8, 9. 10; " Brutus." Feb. 11, 12, 
matinee and evening, Feb. 13 ; ** Macbeth," Feb. 15 ; " A New Way 
to Pay Old Debts." Feb. 16. 17; " Richelieu," Feb. 18, 19,20; " Fool's 
Revenge," Feb, 22, 23; " Richard III.," Feb. 24, 25; " Julius Cxsar," 
Feb. 26. 27. 

" The Mikado" returned March i. The two hundred and fiftieth 
and final performance was April 17. Owing to previous engage- 
ments it was withdrawn and sung at the Metropolitan Opera House 
on April 26, under John Stetson's management, for a fortnight, 

"-The Littje T^coQn " succeeded the " The Mikado " April 19 and 
closed June 26. mc cast was : 



Montgomery .... Frank Darcy 
Dolly Dimple .... Nctta Guion 

Violet Annie Leaf 

Teddy J. W. Daniels 



Gen. Knickerbocker . R. E. Graham 
Lord Dolphin . . Ed. A. van Vcghtcn 
Miss Hurricane . . . I'Amx Dclaro 
Alvin Barry .... Will S. Rising 
Rufus Ready . . . . R. N. Dunbar 

" The Li ttle Tycoo n" was first sung in this city at the Standard 
Theatre, "March 29. 1886, with Graham as Knickerbocker, Wm. Ris- 
ing as Atvin, and Dunbar as Rufus. 

On May 10 Edith Ainsworth acted Violet. 

The bouse closed June 26, and reopened Sept. 6, 1886, with Joseph 
Murphy for two weeks. 'JJCep cy Gpw " was acted the first week, 
and "S hau n^Rhue" the second week. Henry E. Dixcy made his 
first appearafice'since his European engagement Sept. 20, in 
' lAdonis.' * Mrs. Langtry's third American tour opened here Oct. 4, 
in •' A Wife's Peril," which was continued for two weeks. Weeks 
of Oct. 18-25, "The Lady of Lyons," Mrs. Langtry's first appearance 
in America as Pauline. She closed her engagement Oct. 30. " The 
Mikado" was revived Nov. i, with this cast: 



Yum Yum . 
Nanki Hoo . 
The Mikado 
Pish Tush . 



Geraldine Utmar 

Courlice Pounds 

N. S. Burnbam 

. . Jos. C Fay 



Pooh Bah .... Sig. Broccolini 
Peep Bo .... Edith Jennessc 

Katisha Alice Cable 

Ko Ko J. W. Herbert 



It was sung for the two hundred and ninety-fourth time on Nov. 
20, and was followed Nov. 22 by " Princess Ida," which had this 
cast: 



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King Hildebrand . Sig. Broccolini Princess Ida . • • Gcraldine Ulmar 

HiUrian .... Courtice Pounds Lady HUnche Altec Carle 

Cvril Phil Dranson Mettisaa Agnes Stone 

Florian Stuart Harold Lady Psyche .... Helen Lamont 

King Gama . . . . J. W. Herbert Sacharitsa .... Edith Jenncsse 

Arac Jos. Fay CMoe Miss Branson 

Guron N. S. Hurnham Ada ....... Miss McCann 

Sc>-nthias . . . . L. W. Kaymond 

Robert 6. Mantell made his debut here as a star Dec. 13, in 
" Tangled Lives." with this cast : 



Helen Garth , 
Kdith Ainsley 
Aant Eliza . ■ 



. Eleanor Carey 
. Effie ShannoD 
Louisa Eldridge 



Joseph . 
A Dude . 



Nelson Wheatcroft 
. . W. E. Blande 



R. J, Dustapf Kate Stokes, Helen Windsor, and R. T. Ringgold 
were also in the cast. Mantell appeared Jan. 31, 1887, in " Marble 
Heart," which continued for a fortnight. Jllack " had its first per- 
formance Feb. 14, and had this cast : 



Noel Blake Chaa. Kent 

Major Spott .... Myron Calice 

Sebastian John Incc 

Withers .... Jacques Martin 

Jenkins F. Hodson 

Toby Josie Hall 



Jack Eben Plymplon 

Teddy W. G. Gilmore 

Bertie J. B. HoIIis 

Smylic John Archer 

Madge Ceorgie Drew 

Mrs. Bunn AdcTe Clarke 

Lady Blackeinague, Virginia Buchanan 

Gilbert and Sullivan's " Ruddygorc" had its first representation 
in America Feb. 21, by D'Oyley Carte's opera company, and the 
cast was : 

Robin Oakapple . . George Thorne Rose Maybud . . . Gcraldine Ulmar 

Richard Dauntless . Courtice Pounds Mad Margaret . . . Kate Fnrster 

Sir Despard Murgatroyd Dame H.innah . . . Elsie Cameron 

Fred Billington Zorati Aida Jenuure 

Old Adam Goodheart . . Leo Ktoss Ruth Amy Au;garde 

Sir Roderick Murgalroyd, F. Fcdcrici 

"JTifijCialdenGiant" was acted April 11 for the first time in this 
city, and the casTWas": 



Alex Fairfax . . . McKee Rankin 
Duncan Le Moyne . Nestcr Lennon 
Bessie Fairfax . Mrs. McKee Kankin 
Ma* Wayne . . J. Winston Murray 
Old Mack .... Chas. J. Greene 
Jackson Kobt .Murray 



Mrs. Boggs 
Jack Mason 
Bixby . . 
Flvnn . . 
Etliel Gray 
Jack Fairfax 



Louise Dickson 

Kobt. HilUard 

Chas. Stanley 

Luke Martin 

. Daisy Dorr 

OIlie Berkley 

Lady Clancarty " for 



Mrs. Langtry reappeared April 25, acting 
the first time. On Mav 12 she played Pauline in "The Lady of 
Lyons," and she closed May 14, 1887. 

Lillian Olcott was seen in "Theodora" May 23. for one week, 
when the season closed. The next season at this theatre was opened 




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A HISTORY OF THE NEW YORK STAGE Dt»7 



Sept 5, with the first performance in New 
f^any city outside of San Francisco — of •' 
tion by George RDij^smore of * ' ' 
?T?TSbcrt 



' Allan Dare and 



Admiral 
Lc Diablc." The cast: 



York — or, in fact, in 

n_Dare/' a dramatiza- 

avid Porter's novel . 



Rol>ert Le Diable . . W. Ijickaye 
Mungo Park . . . W. H. Thompson 
Chiefof Police . . . . R. Juhnson 
lx>uise Morton . . Louise Pomeroy 
Flossy Carrolton . . Addie Cummlngs 
Mary Sampson . . . Kate Maioney 

Simon Gala J. Stevens 

James . £. Hughes 

Charles J. Hughes 

Charles Gate .... J. E. wHson 

Dick Lonfi C. Forman 

Circus Mnn G. Tubbs 

A^nes Gale .... Agnes I'roctor 



Mary Kate Uurlingame 

Ellen Louise litrkley 

Little Mary . . . Dot Clarendon 

Allan Diire F. CarUlc 

Geo. May . . . . F- B. Conway, 'Jr. 
Hans Hummel .... L. Martin 

Tormentcur F. tirctton 

Hellettc . L. KonncU 

Servant James Hill 

Mid^'ct Lena Hill 

Number zo J. KobcTts 

Number 21 K. Kecnc 

Number 9 R. Long 



Mrs. Langtry's engagement of six week** at this theatre opened 
Sept. t9, when the first jierformance on any stage of Frank Rngers' 
version of K. C. Philips' novel, *' A ^ |n a T^poking Glas s," was given. 
The cast : 



Capt Jack . - . 
Lord Udolpho 
Lord Slumberton 
Heatrice . . . 
Mons. Camiile 
M.iior Roberts 
Lady Darner . . 
Count Paul . . 
Sir Thomas ■ . 



Maurice Barrj-more 
Robi-rt Hilliard 
. Syd. Hi-rbrrt 
Katherine Florence 
Georgie Raiemond 
WaJter Lennox, Jr. 
. . H-inic Russell 
. . F. A. Kveritt 
H. A. Weaver, Sr. 



Florence . . 
Lady Gage 
Lena Despar<I 
Algernon . . 
Capt. Fairfield 
I.nrd Benley . 
Kalmuck . . 
Felicee . . . 



Lillian Florence 
. Kosc Rolierts 
. Mrs. Langtry 
. Louis Calvert 
. . J. li. HoIHs 
. W, Nicholson 
. . M. Jones 
. N adage Doree 



Tuesday afternoon, Oct. 25, there was a benefit for the Actors' 
Fund. 

Mrs. J. Brown Potter made her first appearance on the professional 
stage Oct. 31, 18S7. The auction sale of seals for Mrs. J. B. Potter's 
professional di^but on the American stage took place afternoon of 
Oct. 20. The box usually reserved for Manager Stetson's use went 
for $400, while the next one brought #200. Box A was held, as 
usual, for the Gilscy family. Sixty-four seats were reserved for ihc 
press, and speculators bought nearly all the rest. "J^austinede 
ji re^ier ." the iinlial performance, was acted for the first time in this 
country. The cast: 



Jacques Rosny ■ ■ 
Doctor Grandier . . 
Capt. Maubcrt ■ . 
Henri de Gucssaint . 
Madame RoHny . 
Kausllne de llressier 
Pieire Ko^ioy . . . 



. Kvrle Hellew 
. r. F, Hagan 
Fred W. Sidney 
. Hart Conway 
. Minnie MoncK 
. . Mrs. Potter 
Leslie Allen 



Marius . 

Ellienne 
Georgct . 
Jean . . 
Francois 

NdliL- . 
Aurclie . 



Kenneth Lee 

. F. H. Conway 

. Sydney Drew 

Jacques Martin 

. P. J. Reynolds 

Makla Craigcn 

Genevieve LyUoa 



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This was Mr. Sidney's first appearance in America. The third 
and final week of Mrs. Potter 0|}ened Nov. 14. with " I ^yal L ove," 
a romantic drama b y "Ross ^eal." The cast : 



Inez Mrs. Potter 

Pedro Kyrle Bellew 

'The King ""HI '^'l*^"^ 

UoQTia uonora . - Maida Cnigen 
Antonio .... Jacques MariJn 



Gonzales .... Joseph Haworih 

Sebasiiin F. B. Conway 

Count di Luna . . . Hart Conway 
Luis Sydney Drew 



The McCauU opera company began a three weeks' slay Nov. 21. 
singing for the first time in this city Reginald De Koven's comic 
opera, " The Begum." The cast : 



The Bepjmof Oude, Mathilde Cottrelly 
Howja Dhu . . . De Wolf Hopper 



P(Kjteh-\Vchl , 
Klahm-Chowdee 
Myhni'jhuleep 
Arninah . . . 



E. \V. Hoof 
. . H. WllJte 
. . Digby Bell 
Marion Manola 



Jhust-Naut . 
Asch-Khart 
Namouna 
Dainayanti . 
Kafeh . . 



J. de Angelis 

H. Macdonoush 

Laura Joycc-Iiell 

Annie Myers 

Josephine Knapp 



Hoyt & Thomas' company, in "_ii^e in the G round," commenced 
Dec. 12, and was followed Dec. 19 by Richard TIansfleld in " Mon- 
sieur,'* " Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde" was produced Dec. 26 by 
I Richard \ransncM, The Boston Ideal opera company commenced 
Jan. 16, 1888. in "The Daughter of the Regiment/* Zelie de 
Lussan then making her New York d^but in opera. The cast was : 
Marie, Mile. Zclic de Lussan; Tonio, Frank Baxter; Sergeant 
Sulpice, W. H. Clarke ; Hruno, Clement Uainbridge ; Corpora), 
J. C Miron; Countess of Perkenfeldt, Harriet Avery; Babettc, 
Louise Edgar. 

Zelie de Lussan was heard all the week in " The Daughter of the 
Regiment." except night of Jan. 19 and matinee of Jan. 21, when 
"Martha ' was given, with Carlotta Pinner in the title rtHc. Miss 
Pinner is a New York girl who studied abroad, and is best recalled for 
her connection with the American Opera company. *' Carmen " was 
sung Jan. 23, 25, 27, with this cast : 



Don Jos^ Geo- Appleby 

Escamillo W. H. Clarke 

II Dancairo . . Clement Bainbrid^e 
11 Kemeodado . . Frank Hamilton 
Zuniga J. C. Miran 



Morales G. E- Holmes 

M!i'h.ie1a Ida Klein 

Frasquita Harriet Avery 

Mercedes . . . Helen D. Campbell 

Carmen . . . Mile. Zelie dc Lussan 



*' Daughter of the Regiment," Jan. 24. 28, and matinee Jan. 26; 
"Bohemian Girl," matinee Jan. 28. 

The third week of the month's stay of the Boston Ideal opera 
company opened Jan. 30 with a repetition of "Carmen," which was 
also the bill for Feb. 1 and Feb. 4; Jan. 31, Feb. 2, and matinee of 

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so A HISTORY OF THE NEW YORK STAGE C»8W 



Feb, 4, "The Daughter of the Regiment; " Feb, 3, "The Bohemian 
Girl." 

Prof, and Mme. Herrmann opened a fortnight's stay Feb. 13. On 
Washington's Birthday (Wednesday, Feb. 22) every theatre in the 
city save the Thalia and the Star gave a matinee. " Deacon Brodie " 
was produced Feb. 27 by Edward J. Henley's company, which in- 
cludoJ Mr. Henley, Carrie Coote, Mittens Willett, Edmund D. Lyons, 
and H. Vernon. The company closed March 10. On March 9 and 
10 a new play, called " Fortune Hunters." was acted for the first 
times in America. The cast : 



Archie Bnyeaut 
Denee Urayne 
Cranleigh Poole 
Tom Tatllelon 



E. J. Henley Rob Wyodlcieh 



E. D. Lyons 

C. Suttoo 

. |. B. Hollis 



Amy Langford 
Bella Drown 
Arabella Grown 



. . J. B. Banr 

Carrie Coote 

Mittens Willett 

. . Miss Stuart 



Robert B. Mantell opened March 12 in "JUonbarg^l' for the first 
time in New York. " Monbars ," was a new version of D'Ennery's 
old play, " La Dame deST. "Iropez," at least one English version of 
which — "The Isle of St. Tropez" — had been previously acted in 
New York. 

Clara Morris commenced a fortnight's engagement April 2, in 
" Ren^c de Moray," which had this cast: 



Count de Moray . . . B. R. Grabam ; Duchess de San Lucca, Mrs. C. Watson 
Admiral de La Marcbe, Vemcr Claries , Mmc- dc La Marche . Mrs. O. Allen 
Antonio Palmcri .... Giles Shine j Rcn^c dc Moray . . . Clara Morris 
Ernest Drake . . E. A. McDowell Claude Burel . . . . W. C. Kclley 
Cecilede Moray .... Lilla Vane | Maltar M. W. Rawley 

This bill continued for a second week, and Clara Morris was fol- 
lowed April i6by Louis James and Marie Wainwright, in " Virginias," 
for one week: Virginius, Louis James; Marie Wainwright as Vir- 
ginia; F. C. Mosley as Icilius; Charles D. Mackay as Lucius. The 
other rdles were intrusted to William Harris, Enroll Dunbar, H. A. 
Langdon, F. C. Huebncr, Willis Granger, E. N. Hoyt, Harry 
Leighton, Kate Meek, and A. Samer. 

"Othello" was given April 23, 24, 28, followed by " Much Ado 

About Nothing." They closed April 28. Monday night, April 30. 

John Stetson's lease of this house expired, when a new play by 

Martha Morton, entitled " Helene, " was acted for the first time on any 

"TfTcast was : 



stage. 



Maurice Clermont . E. H. Vanderfclt 
Raymond de Serene . E. J. Henley 
Lord Carylsford . . C. H- Uradshaw 
SigDor Giacomo Conar'i . Nick Lone 
Teddy Smith . . Frank M. Kendrict 
Moos, dc Tour . . H. Wood Uruce 



Helenc Budcrofif . 
Sylvaine de Serene 
Lady Carylsford . 
Madame Clermont 
Achilles . . . 
Maid 



Minnie Scltgman 
. . Jane Stuart 
Blanche Weaver 
. Ethel Doxiglas 
R. J. Dillon 
. Miks Dunbar 



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Eugene Tompkins assumed the direction of the theatre May ist. 
" ^Natural Gas ^was the inaugural bill. Jennie Yeamans, Amy Ames. 
May Yohe, Kitherine B. Howe, Eddie Girard, John D, Gilbert, and 
Henry V. Donnelly were of the company. J, D. Gilbert was unable 
to appear the opening night, and the following day he was permitted 
to withdraw from the cast. 

A special matinee was given May 17 for the benefit of the widow 
and children of A. S. Phillips, who died in this city April 27, 1888. 
This terminated the season. ^^ 

The next regular season opened Aug. 27, 1889, with " Philip j 
Herne," by Mar^_Fiskc» and it had this cast : / 



Philip Heme ) 

James Bolton > 

Matthew Moulton } 
Tom Barrett . . 
Greavilte Hudson 
George Maitland 
Evelyn Armitage 
Mist Pentecost . 
Florence Heme . 



. J. S. Haworth 

Joseph Wheelock 
. Fred Paulding 
. W. Eddinger 
. Helen Russell 
Lillian Chantore 
■ Kate Florence 



Florry . . . 
Jarvis Heme . 
Dr. Hague . . 
Judge Howe 
.\Ions. Nordoff 
"Jim" . . . 
Landlord . . 
•■ Kate "... 
Mrs. Heme 



Wallie F.ddingcr 

Eoeene Jepson 

N. C. Forrester 

. C. K. Gleason 

H. K. Spenser 

. . H. Wilson 

. G. A. Dalton 

Henrietta Lander I 

. Mme. PoQisi J 



Estelle Clayton appeared Oct. i in ' ' The Quick or The Dead ? " 



JacV Dering . . . . T. D. Frawley 
Col. Sam Bazzy . Geo. W. Parkhurst 
Rev. Mr. Trehune . . Collin Varrev 
Sampson ..... L. M. Martefl 
Cupid , . Master U. S. G. Wilson 



Edgar Johnny Hughes 

Edith Eddie Hughes 

Auni Frisby . Mrs. D. B. Vanderen 
Martha Ellen . . . Alice Maoslietd 
Barbara .... Estelle Ctaytoa 



Miss Clayton closed Oct. 27. 
Joseph Jefferson appeared Oct. 29 in "The Rivals," cast thus: 



Bob Acres Jos. Jefferson 

Mrs. Malaprop . . Mrs. John Drew 

Lucy May Woolcott 

Sir Anthony Absolute ■ . ). Gilbert 
Lydia Languish . . . Emma Vaders 



Captain Absolute . Geoffrey Hawley 
Sir Lucius O'Trigger J. E. Kellcrd 

Faulkland G. F. Nash 

Fag J. Warren 

David G. W. Denham 



'*The Rivals" was first produced at Covcnt Garden Theatre, Lon- 
don, Eng., Jan. ly, 1775, with the following cast: 

David Mr. Dunstal 

Coachman Mr. Vearon 

Mrs. Malaprop .... Mrs. Green 
Lydia Languish . • ■ Miss Barsautt 

Julia Mrs. Bulkley 

Lucy. .... Mrs. Lessingham 



Sir Anthony Absolute . Mr. Shuter 
Capuin Aluolute . Mr. Woodward 
Faulkland ...... Mr. Lewis 

Acre* Mr- Quick 

Sir Lucius O'Trigger . . . Mr. Lee 
Fag Mr. Lee-I^wcs 



After the first night, and owing to his failure in the part, Lee was 
withdrawn from the cast and OTrigger was acted by Clinch. 

The Edwin Booth -Lawrence Barrett company commenced Nov. 12, 
and their repertory was as follows: Nov. 12. 13, 16, 17, "Othello": 



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lago .... 
OtIieUo . . . 
Brabantio . . 
Casslo . . . 
Roderigo . . 
Duke of Venice 
Montano . . 
Gratiano . . 



Edwin Booth 

Lawrence Barrett 

Ben G. Rogers 

. John A. Lane 

Charles Koehler 

Charles Collins 

Charles Hanford 

Frederic Vroom 



Lodovico ■ 
Faulo . . 
Marco . . 
Julio . . . 
Herald . . 
Messenger - 
Dcsdcmooa 
Emilia . . 



Lawrence Hanley 
William Stafford 
. . F. Harrison 
. T. Wolsrlev 
Beaumoni Smith 
Walter Thomas 
.Minna K. Gale 

Gertrude Kellogg 



"The Merchant of Venice" was presented Nov. 14, and repeated 
Nov. 15, matinee Nov. 17, Nov. 19. 21, 23, 24. 27, matinee Nov. 28, 
evening Nov. 29, matin<^e Dec. i, and evenings Dec. 3. 5, 7, 8. 

" Othello " was repeated Nov. 20. 22, matinee Nov. 24, evenings 
Nov. 26, 28, 30, Dec. I, 4. 6, matinee Dec. 8. Booth and Barrett 
opened their fifth week Dec. i o, with " Julius Caesar." The cast was : 

Brutus Kdwin Booth 

Cassius Lawrence Barrett 

Marc Antony . . . Charles Hanford 

iulius Caesar .... John A. Lane 
)ecius Charles Collins 

Casca Ben G. Rogers 

Octavius Cxsar . . Lawrence Hank-y 
Metellus Cimber . . William Stafford 
Popilius Lena . . . W. C. Stone 

Tilinius T. Wolseley 

TrcbonJus .... Frederic Vroom 



Cinna ..... Beaumont Smith 

Soothsayer F. Harrison 

Pindarus .... Charles Koehler 
Servius ..... Walter Thomas 

Flavius James Morris 

Lucius Agnes Acres 

First Citizen . . . Owen S. Fawcctt 
Second Citizen . . . Oliver Doud 

Portia Minnie K. Gale 

Calphurnia .... Gertrude Kellogg 



"Julius Caesar" had a run of two weeks. The following week 
double bill.s were presented. Dec. 24, 25. and matinee of Dec. 29, 
"The Fool's Revenge," with Mr. Booth, and "The King's Pleasure," 
with Mr. Barrett; matinee Dec. 25, "Julius Caesar; " Dec. 26 and 
27. "The Poors Revenge" and "David Garrick ; " Dec. 28, 29. 
" Foors Revenge " and " Yorick's Love.*' The cast of *' David 
Garrick " was ; 



David Garrick 
Simon In{e;ot . 
Squire Chivy . , 
Mr. Smith . . 
Araminu Brown 



. L. Barrett 

B. G. Rogers 

O. S. FawceU 

C. Collins 

Agnes Acres 



Mr. Brown Fred Vroom 

Mr. Jones C. Koehler 

Ada Ingot . . . Minna K. Gale 
Mrs. Smith . . . Mrs. Sol Smith 



For their closing week the attractions were: Dec. 3it "The Mer- 
chant of Venice;"' Jan. I, 1889. "Othello;" Jan. 2. "Julius Cxsar; " 
Jan. 3, matint^e Jan. 5, "The Fool's Revenge" and "The King's 
Pleasure;" Jan. 4, "The Fool's Revenge" and "David Garrick;" 
Jan. 5, " The Fool's Revenge" and "^^^ori ck's Love^ " 

While the appearance of Booth and Barrett as lago and Olhello 
was an interesting event, I can remember four Othellos at different 
theatres on the same night in London, Eng. ; Henry Irving, Edwin 
Booth, John H. McCuUoiigh, and Charles Warner. This was during 
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Mrs. Langtry be^an an engagement Jan. 7, 1889, in " A Wife 's 
Peril," which had this cast: 



Captain Bradford . E. H. Vanderfelt 
Sir George Ormonde . . L- Calvert 
Sir Woouhine Gnfton . . S. Herbert 
Doctor Thornton . . F. A. Kveriil 
Percy Grafton . . . Ivan Peronet 
Lucy Ormonde Katherine Florence 



Mrs. Crossley Beck 
Lady Ormonde • 
Crossley Beck 
Meadows . . . 
Kemp .... 
Sophie .... 



Hattie Russell 

Mra. Langtrv 

L A. Griscl 

Wm. Spencer 

. H. Ayling 

Rose Robert* 



"As in a Lookin g Glass" was revived Jan. [4. " Macbeth " 
produced in lavish style /an. 21, with Mi^. Langtry for the first 
as Lady Macbeth. The cast was : 



was 

time 



Duncan . . 
Malcolm . . 
DonalbAia . . 
Macbeth . . 
Banquo . 
Macduff . . 
Lenox . . . 
Kosse . . 

Menteth . . 
Angus . . . 
Caithness . . 
Fleance . . . 
First Apparition 
Second Apparition 
Third Apparition 



. F. A. Everill 
. . L. Calvert 
. . Alexander 
. Chas. Coghlan 
. J. T. Malonc 
. Jo9. Wheclock 
. Ivan Peronet 
. . H. Dalton 
. . J. Dcmpscy 
C. Emmons 
. W. Kin^bury 
Katherine Florence 
Kate Baxter 
Rose Roberts 
. Miss Whitney 



First Witch . . 
Second Witch 
A Gentlewoman . 
Seward . . . . 
Seylon . . . . 
A Physician 
A Sereeant . . 
First Murderer 
Second Murderer 
A Messenger . . 
A Servant . . . 
A Porter . . . 
Third Witch . . 
Lady Macbeth 



Louisa Eld ridge 

Emma Braddcn 

. Hattie Russell 

Sidney Herbert 

William Spencer 

Louis A. Gri.scl 

. . . D. Alien 

. C. G. Horton 

. . H. Ayling 

. K. Trenchman 

. . T. BInglcy 

W. H. Smither 

Eliza Young 

. Mrs Langtry 



"Macbeth" was continued until matinee Feb. 9. when Mrs. 
Langtry appeared as Rosalind in "As You Like It." Her sixth 
week opened with " Macbeth," Feb. 1 1, 12, 13 ; " As You Like It," 
Feb. (4. 15, 16, and matintSe of Feb. 16. Charles Coghlan was ill 
Feb. 15 and 16, and did not appear as Jaques at the three perform- 
ances on those dates. Geo. C. Boniface was secured in his place. 
Feb, 18, 19, 20, " I-ady Clancarty" was played; Feb. 21 and 
matinee Feb. 23, "The Lady of Lyons; " matinee Feb. 22 (Wash- 
ington's Birthday), *' Pygmalion and Galatea; " Feb. 22, 23, " Mac- 
beth." " Lady Clancarty " was repeated Feb. 25. 26, and 27 ; 
" Macbeth," Feb. 28, March [ and 2 ; and " The Lady of Lyons/' 
matinee of March 2. -^ 

N. C Goodwin appeared March 4, in " ^ Gold Mine ." by Brander 
Matthews and George Jessop, for the first time »n NewTork. This 
play was written for and several times acted by John T. Raymond, 
but was here presented with N. C. Goodwin in the leading rOle. 
The cast was : 



Sitas K. Wootcott . N. C Goodwin 
Gerald RIordan . . . E J. Buckley 
Sir Everard Foxwood, Robert G. Wilson 
Geo. Foxwood . Harry Eversheld 

Julitis Krebs . . . John T. Craven 



Wilson .... 
Mrs Meredith 
Una Foxwood 
Mrs. Vandervast . 



Thomas H. Bums 
. . Kate Forsyth 

Nanette Comstock 
. . Ida Vernon 



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Ed. J. Buckley and Harry Evcrsfield withdrew from ihe cast April 
8. and their characters were acted by Robert Hilliard and John H. 
Browne. 

Edward J. Buckley died in this city Dec. 27, 1897. 

Mr. Goodwin closed his engagement April 27, and was followed 
April 29 by Minnie Palmer, in " My Brother 's Sister," which had 
this cast: 



Nadine Minnie Palmer 

Achile Henri de La Bemadot 

J. \V. Jennings 
Mrs. LivingBtODC. Maud Brennan 

Richard Livingstone . W. J. RobertsoD 



Geraldine PrevioDS . Carrie Reynolds 
Waldcoffcr GrosscHy .R.A.Roberta 
Mr. Parker . . Charlea W. Allison 
Schnitzer .... Ben Hcodrick 
Mary Ana Lizzie Conway 



Prof. Herrmann appeared May 27 and the house closed June 8. 

'ITie next regular season began Aug. 19, 1889, with Adelaide 
Moore as the star, in " The Love Story," produced for the first 
time in America. The cast was : 



Madelaine Booth . 
Paul Falahawe 
Charles Marchcasllc 
Samuel Bramerton 
Mrs. Falshawe 
William Trelt . . 



Adelaide Moore 
Oiis Skinner 
. Frazcr Coulter 
Wm. Ranou.*i 
Josephine Laurens 
. . J. E. Ince 



Sergeant Jones . . . . H. Tansey 
George Bescoby .... Chas. Kidd 

Graves F. Livingslone 

Miss Jones .... Marion Karle 
Mary Gertrude Dawes 



This lady continued for one week to fair business. The James 
C. Duff opera company followed Aug. 26, with " Paola." a comic 
opera by Harry Paulton and Edward Jokobowski, which had this 
cast: 

Sapollo Harry Paulton j Margarine .... Facoie Edwards 

Paola Leonore Snyder Uncle Braggadocio, Wm. McLauehlin 

Chillina Louise Beaudet GriRo Fred Cnfton 

Lucien Caroli ■ - ■ Chauncey Olcott I 

Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Kendal made their American debut Oct. 7, 
in J. Palgrave Simpson's version of "A Scrap of Paper," and the 
cast was : 



Sir Julin Ingram 
Lady Ingram . 
Mrs. Penguin . 
Lucy Franklin 
Mrs. Perkins 



T. H. Wenmati 
Violet Vanbrugh 

Fanny Coleman 
Angela Cudmore 
Miss Pauncefort 



Graham . ■ Miss F. Forbes Robertson 



Col. Blake . . 
Dr. Penquin . 
Archie Hamilton 
Thomas . . 
Jones . . . 
Susan Hartley 



W. II. Kendal 
. J. E. Dod&on 
. . S. Hicks 
. . H. Deane 
. . H. Moyse 
Mrs. Kendal 



This was the American d^hut of J. E. Dodson, Seymour Hicks, 
Violet Vanbrugh, Angela Cudmore, P'anny Coleman, and Miss 
Forbes Robertson. 

"A Scrap of Paper" was acted until Oct. 17, when " The Iron 
Master " was produced and thus cast : ' ' 



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Philippe Deriilay . . Mr. Kendal [ Alhenats .... Floreoce Cow«ll 

Due de Dligny J. Carne ' Susanne DerbUy . Angela Cudmore 

Ocure ). Glendioning '■ Ctairc de Ueaulieu . . Mrs. Kendal 

Baron de Prefont . . A. M. Denison Moulinet J. E. Dodson 

Marquise de Beaulicux, Fanny Coteman Bachelin .... T. H. Weomaa 
BaroDoe dc Prefont . Violet Vanbrugli | General Pontiac .... S- Hicks 

Wilson Barrett, supported by his English company, reappeared 
in this city Nov. 4, in " Ben-My-Chree/' a dramatization of Hall 
Caine's"Tbe Deemster" (its first production in this city). The 
cast was: 



Dan Mylrea 

Mona Mylrea ■ 
Ewan Mylrea . 
Davcy Faylc . 
Jim Callow - . 
Hilly Quilleash 
Mr. Harcourt . 
Ned Tea re . - 
Thorkell Mylrea 



Wilson Barrett 

Miss Eastlakc 

Cooper Cli£fe 

Geo. Barrett 

W. Uelmorc 

. . S. Smith 

. . M. Caron 

. . E. Irwin 

. W. A. Elliott 



Gilchrist Mylrea . . Austin Melford 

Jabcz Ciawn C. Garth 

Hommy Beg J. Welch 

Michael Loooey ... P. Belmore 

itm Curphey . . . T. W. Perc)-val 
littic Lillic liclmorc 

Pira Tear A. Gambier 

Nancy Alice Belmore 

Bridget Bessie Carylon 



Lila Garth, who played the " Corn Queen " in the harvest festival, 
fractured one of her ankles the Highl Of Nov. 6. and during the 
remainder of the week Lillic Belmore took her place. 

" Claudlan " was revived Nov. 18. '* The Silver King " was acted 
Nov. 25, for the first time here, by Wilson Barrett, for whom the play 
was written. The cast was : 



Nellie Denver . 
Ceofirey VVare 
Tipsy Passenger 
Olive Skinner . 
Tabitha Uusden 
Mrs Gammage 
Wilfred Denver 
Ciitsy .... 
Ned - . . . 



Mlsa Eastlake 
. T. W. Percyval 
- . J. A. Welch 
Grace Huntington 
. . Alice Cooke 
Mrs. Alice Gambier 
. . . W. Barrett 
. . Olive Homans 
. . Nellie Steele 



Daniel Jaiket . 
Frank Sclwyn . 
Samuel Baxter 
Capt. Skinner 
Henry Corkelt 
Elijah Coombes 
Cripps . . . 
Parkyn . . . 
Susy .... 



. G. Barrett 

F. Grace 

S. Smith 

. C. Cliffe 

. M. Carson 

. A. Melford 

W. A. Elliott 

E. Irwin 

Lillie Belmore 



For the last week of his engagement Mr. Barrett produced " CH to^' 
Dec. 9. 10, and matinee and night of Dec. 14; matinee Dec. ll, 
" The Color Sergeant," " A Clerical Error." and " Chatlerton." 
"NflW"'*'*'!'" " ^ drama from M r^ Barr ett's own pen, was played for 
the first time Dec 1 1, and was repeatecT Dec. 12. The cast was : 



John Saxion . . 
Tom Sajcion - . 
Sir Harry Croydon 
' Dick Dowling . . 
Gabriel Harper . 
Downey Bleater ■ 



Wilson Barrett 
Murray Carson 
. Cooper CllfTe 
George Barrett 
Stafford Smith 
Austin Melford 



S-indy Gough . 
Bob Freziiiwold 
Juniper . . . 
Kitty Saxton . 
Jenny Dowling 
Amy Harper 



"Hamlet" was played Dec. 13. Marie Wainwrighl appeared 
Dec. 16, with "Twelfth Night." The cast was: 




. W. A. Elliott 
James A. Welch 

. Alfred Rivers 
Miss Eastlake 
Li lite Belmore 
Alice Gambier 



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Olivia Blanche Walsh 

Maria Louise Muldener 

Malvolio Barton Hill 

The Duke .... Frederick Ross 
Sir Toby Belch . . Wm. F. Owen 
Sir Andrew Aguecheek, Percy Brooke 
Sebastian . . , . Edward Eisner 

Feste E. Y. Hackiis 

Fabian Wallace Bruce 



Antonio Frank Kemble 

Valentine Chas. Gaty 

Curio Neil Gray 

Friar John R. Sumner 

First Officer . , . George Orton 
Second Officer .... L. Stanton 

Roberto T. J. Lawrence 

Viola Marte Wainwright 



Julia Marlowe began an engagement Jan. 13, 1890, in "Ingomar," 
which had this cast: 



Parthenia 

Ingomar . . 
The Tlmarch 

Polydor . , 

Alastor . . 

Myron , . 

Lykon . . 
Amyntas . 



Julia Marlowe 
. . E. PlymptOD 
. . . M. Levick 
W- H. Crompton 

C. D. Herman 
. C. Leslie Allen 

James Cooper 

R. L. de Wilt 



Elphenor 
Neocles . 
Ambivar . 
Trinobanles . 
Samo . . 
Novio . 
Actea . . 
Thcano 



Mrs 



Myron Rice 

C. F- Chattertoo 

Paul Davis 

. E. McWade 

. H. Mathews 

Dodson Mitchell 

M. A. Pennoyer 

Emma Hinckiev 



" Ingomar" was played for two weeks. *' As You Like It " was 
presented Jan. 27, with Julia Marlowe as Rosalind, for the first lime 
in New York. The cast was : 



Rosalind Julia Marlowe 

Orlando E. Plympion 

Jacques M. Levick 

Touchstone ... W. H. Crompton 

Adam C. Leslie Allen 

The Duke M. J. Jordan 

Duke Frederick .... J. Cooper 

Le Beau H. Hanscombe 

Oliver CD. Herman 



Jacques du Bois 

Corin . 

Sylvius 

William 

Amiens 

Charles 

Audrey 

Phebe 

Celia . 



Paul Davis 

R. L. de Witt 

E. D. McWade 

. D. Mitchell 

. . II. Arthur 

. . F. Colfax 

Etnma Hinckley 

Annie Haines 

Mary Shaw 



"The Hunchback" was played Feb. 10, for the first time by this 
actress in New York city. 



Julia Julia Marlowe 

Sir Thomas Clifford . Eben Plympion 
Master Walter . . Milnes Levick 

Modus Ian Robertson 

Fathom .... W. H. Crompton 
Master Wilford Chas. D. Herman 



Master Heartwell . . ■ Paul Davis 

Gaylove Dodson Mitchell 

I^rd Tinsel . . . James Cooper 

Stephen Ed. McWade 

Thumas E. J. Ellis 

Helen Mary Shaw 



Matinde Feb. 15 "Pygmalion and Galatea" was seen. In con- 
sequence of bad business Miss Marlowe's engagement was cut short 
by three weeks. 

Mr. and Mrs. Kendal returned here Feb. 17, reappearing in "The 
Weaker Sex," which had this cast : 



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Ira L« . . . 

Dudley Silchester. 
Bareus . . . 
Lord DilliDgbam 
George Ltptrott 
Wade-Green 
Hawley Hill . 
Spencer . . . 
Lady Gillingbam 



. W. H. Kendal 

. T. H. Wenman 

. . J. K. Dodson 

A. M. Denison 

. Seymour Hiclcs 

Herbert Cathcart 

Mr. Brandison 

. . . H. Deanc 

. Violet Vanbrugh 



Lady Liptrott . . Claire Pauncefort 
Mrs. Boyle'Chewton, Fanny Coleman 

Khoda Florence CowcU 

Sylvia Angela Cudmore 

Mra. Hawley Hill 

Miss F. Forbes Robertson 

Fetch Miss Bailey 

Lady Vivash .... Mrs. Kendal 



'*The Weaker Sex" was played all the week except Feb. 20 and 
matinee Feb. 22, when " Impulse " was acted. This drama had 
not been seen in New York since its production at Wallack's theatre 
in 1883. The cast was: 



Capt. Crichlon 
Col. .Macdonald . 
Sir Henry Auckland 
Victor Dc Kiel 
Graham .... 



. W H. Kendal 
T. H. Wenman 
A. M. Ocnison 

John Glendioning 
II. Deane 



Parker Seymour Hicks 



Waiter . . . 
Mrs Macdonald 
Ntiss Kilmtirc . 
Mrs. Birketi 
Mrs- Berscford 



. . Mr. Edwards 
. Violet Vanbrugh 
. Fanny Colenwn 
Claire Paunccibrt 
. . Mrs. Kendal 



"A White Lie" was presented Feb. 24, 25, 26, with this cast: 

. . Claire Pauncefort 



Sir John Molyneux 
Geo- Desmond . . 
Captain Tempest . 

Dixon 

Lady Molyneux 



. W. H. Kendal 

. T. H. Wenman 

J. CIcndinning 

. . . H. Dcane 

. Violet Vanbnigh 



Hannah . . . 
Maid Sen-ant 

Miss F. Forbes Robertson 

Daisy Gcorgic Martin 

Kate Desmond . . . Mrs. Kendal 



"The Queen's Shilling" was seen for the first time in this city 
Feb. 27, and continued for the remainder of the week. "The 
Queen's Shilling " is from the French of ** Le Fils de Faraille." 
The cast was : 



Frank MailUnd . . W. H. Kendal 
Jack Gambler . . John Glendinning 
Colonel Daunt . . . A- M. Denison 
Sergeant Sabretache . T. H. Wenman 
Sam J, E. Dodson 



Frederick H. Deane 

Mrs. Major Ironsides, Fanny Coleman 

Jenny Claire rauncefort 

Kate Greville ■ Mrs. Kendal 



Another version of the French original, called "The Lancers," had 
been presented to New York audiences somc^yeal'ytJefore by 
Lester Wallack, and also by Charles Wyndham. 

The Kendals commenced their third and last week March 3, in 
"The Ironmaster." which they repeated March 4 and matinee March 
8": "^S~'5ffap of Paper," March 5. 8; "The Queen's Shilling." 
March 6; " Impulse," malinuc March 6 and evening March 7, 

The Joseph Jefferson and Wm. J. Florence combination appeared 
here March 10, in "The Rivals." which had this cast: 



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Bob Acre* . . . . 
Faulkland . . . . 

David 

Sir Lucius O'Trigeer . 
Sir Anthony Absolute 



Jos. Jefferson 

. G. F. Nash 

G. W. Denham 

W. J. Florence 

. . E. Varrey 



Captain Absolute . . Fred Paulding 
Mrs. Malaprop . . Mrs^ John Drew 

Fag J. Warren 

Lydia Languish . . . Viola Allen 
Lucy Agnes Miller 



The regular theatre prices were slightly increased for the first 
three weeks' stay of this company, the orchestra seats being placed 
at $2. " The Rivals *' was continued a second week. 

" The Heir at Law " was revived March 24. and had this cast : 



Dr. Pangloss . . 
Zckiel Homespun 
Daniel Dowlas . 
Dick Dowlas . . 
Kenrick. . . . 
Henry Moreland . 



. Joseph Jefferson 
VV. J. Florence 
. . Edwin Varrey 
Frederick Paulding 
Geo. W. Denham 
. . Geo. F- Nash 



Waiter Joseph Warren 

John John Goodwin 

Deborah Dowlas .... Kate Meek 
Cicely Homespun . . . Viola Allen 
Caroline Dormer . . Agoes Miller 



Mr. Jefferson had not played Dr. Pangloss in this city since he 
was in Laura Keene's company season 1858-59, while Mr. Florence 
had never before acted Zekiel Homespun to a New York audience. 

'.' Na tural Gas" was presented March 31. '* AJiIigMy.EftW£r " 
was acted for the first time on any stage, afternoon of April 23, and 
had this cast: 



Gen. MicracoflE . 
Col. Jablowiu . , 
Col. Zogoroff . . , 
Lie Petrolofsky . , 
Antonio Lavosky 
Sir Moses Lavosky 
Mollnsky . . . . 
Solomon . . . . 



. Geo. Osborne 
. . Henry Lee 
James Edirards 
Thoa. Joyce 
Wilton Lackaye 
Chas. Dade 
. Hudson Liston 
Harry Gwynette 



Rudolph .... William Spencer 
Second Soldier . . . Wm. Hailer 

First Soldier Ed. Uolger 

Guard Wesley Williams 

Servant Fred Smith 

Julie May Hampton 

Isabel Minnie Scligman 



".^tural Gas " closed April 26. when Eugene Tompkins' manage- 
ment oTTheTiousc terminated. 



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MANY improvements were made in the house now called 
"Miner's Fifth Avknue Theatre." during the summer, 
and electric lighting was substituted for gas. '* Qo^Erro r " was 
the opening attraction August 25, and the cast was: 

Judith Orme . . . 
Laura Fenstone . . Minnie Dupree 
Coraline Garnier .... Aiia Dwyer 
Alberta Packer .... Lulu Klein 
Randolph Courtney . . Harold Russell 
Hartley Graeme . . . Myron Calice 



Cora Tanner Packer Geo. R. Edeson 

Archibald Penstone . Harry Meredith 
Karl Kreulzer . . . Owen Westford 
Freddy IJudd . - . Thea M. Brown 

Ajax Geo. M. Windsor 

Simon Hent)- Davis 

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"Goggles," by Charles Byrnes, was presented Sept, 22; 



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Josiah Scoggios . . . F. Mordauot I Caroline Esther Lyon 

Samuel Scoggina . W. A. Thompson Charley ...... Louis Mann 

Job ........ H. Vaughn Brooks ....... H. Lewis 



Mr. Purchase . . . . S. Edwards 
Swift .... R. C. Chamberiain 



Wiggs E. S. Grajit 

Kate Ethel Gray 



This play was '* forced " for two weeks. It was not an adaptation, 
but a memorized version of Grundy's " A Pair of Spectacles " which 
had been adapted from the French of " Les Petits Oiseaux." I have 
never seen a clumsier, coarser, or more stupid bit of stage work. The 
difference between "Goggles" and "A Pair of Spectacles" was 
that the latter was a pure, neat comedy, while " Goggles " was a low, 
vulgar farce. 

Louis Aldrich came Oct 6, in a new play called " The Editor/' 
which had this cast: - 



Col. John Hawkins . 
Sir Montague Moon, 
Stephen Morton . . 
William Harrington . 
Clinton Barrington 



. Louis Aldrich 

Alexis Markham 

. William Lee 

. L. R. Willard 

A. W. Nichols 



Tim Frank B. Hatch 

Ja^icphine Jeffries • Dora Goldthwatte 
Ellen Barrington .Grace Huntin^on 
Laura Hawkins . . . May Haines 
Pattie Marie Doroian 



Ruby P. J. Reynolds 

Alexis Markham is now known as Alexis Gisiko. 
Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Kendal began their second American tour 
here Oct. 13 with "The Squire." by A. W. Pinero.and with this cast: 



Lieut. Thorndykc . . W. H. Kendal 
Rev. Paul Dormer . A. M. Denison 
ReprescotatiTc of The Paglty 

Afercury H. Deane 

Christiana H't^gerston, Florence Cowell 
Felicity Gunmen . . Nellie Campbell 



Gilbert Hythc . . . J. H. Barnes 

Gunnion J. £■ Dodson 

Irod Haggerston . . . .5- Hicks 

Fell . A While 

Kobjohna. Jr. . . . H. B. Wildman 
Kate Verity .... Mrs. Kendal 



An afternoon performance took place Thursday, Oct. 16, in aid of 
the fund of the Little Mothers' Society. A four act play, entitled 
" Princess Zilah, " was presented, with this cast : 

Marsa Lazio . . Marguerite St. John 
Counteiis Dinati . . . Grace Filkins 
Lucie . . Netta (Cortclyou) Guion 
Prince Zilah .... J. Glendinning 
General Vngouine . . G. M. Wood 
Varbcly Menko . , , R. Ganthony 

"The Queen's Shilling*' was played raatin^e Oct 29. "All for 
Her," by Herman C Mcrivale, was produced here Nov. 6, and had 
this cast: 



Jacquemin . . . . R. B. Shepherd 
Michel Menko .... £. Dixon 

Yemada F. C- Brooks 

Felix Tully Marshall 

Servant L. B. Mason 



Hugh Trevor . . . . W. H. Kendal 

KadiEord J. £. Dodson 

Grevstone H. Deane 

Crake Seymour Hicks 

Lady .Marsden . . . Mrs. Kendal 
Lord Edcndale . . . Joseph Carnc 
Colonel Darner . . A. M. Denison 



Mary Rivers . . . Nellie Campbell 
Chart . . . Johnson E. Edwards 
Hamilton .... H. B. Wildman 

Morris H. Nye 

Officer A. While 

Lindsay Herbert Cathcart 



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" A Scrap of Paper " was revived Nov. 17. 

" The Ironma ster" followed Nov. 24. 

A periormancc for the benefit of Mrs. Agnes Robertson-Bouci- 
cault occurred Tuesday afternoon, Nov. 25, and attracted a crowded 
audience, while many persons who were not present contributed 
money to swell the fund. The total receipts were g2,ooo, nearly all 
which was given to Mrs. ,Boucicaul t. Those who appeared were : 
Nina Boucicault, E. H. SoUiern, and the latter's company, in an act 
of " The Highgsi: Bidd er:" Clinton Elder, tenor; Katie Mayhew 
(her New York reappearance after a lapse of years), tn a song ; 
Marshall P. Wilder; Minnie Palmer, song; the third act of *' Capt. 
Swift," by Maurice Barrymore ; Mrs. Agnes Hfioth and the Madison 
Square Theatre company ; Lillian Russell, song; H. S. Hilliard, song ; 
the Muenchcner ensemble, from Amberg's Theatre, in a peasants' 
dance; Amy Roselle (her American reappearance), in a recitation; 
and J. H. Stoddart. H. Millward, Alice Eaton, H. HoUiday, and 
Agnes Robertson (her first appearance in several years), in a scene 
from " The Long Strike." 

The Kcndals commenced the last week of their stay on Dec. i 
with two one-act farces: " It Was a Dream," and " Galhcrwool, or 
Out of Sight, Out of Mind," and the one-act comedy, "Uncle's 
Will." The cast of " It Was a Dream," was: 



Lord George Armytagc . .J. Came 
Marchioness of Knaresbc^rough 

Violet Vanbrugli 
Mile. Celestine . . Florence Cowell 
Lady George Armyiage, Mrs. Kendal 



Alfred Hart . . . . J. E. Dodson 

Solomon Hart S. Hicks 

Maud Miss Fairbrotber 

Servant H. Deane 



It was written for production at the Com^die Fran^aisc, Paris, in 
1880. The cast of " Gatherwool " was : 



Gaiherwool . . . . W. H. Kendal 
Spon^eman ... A- M. Dcnison 
Capuin Pretlyman . . H. Nye Chart 



Mrs. Gatherwool 
Meggy . . . . 



" Uncle's Will " was cast as follows : 

Mr. Barker ■ ■ . .I.E. Dodson l Florence Mangold 
Charles Cudmore . . W. H. Kendal 



Nellie Campbell 
Florence Cowell 



Mrs. Kendal 



This bill was repeated evening Dec. 2 ; "The Ironmaster," matinee 

Dec. 3; *' A Scrap of Paper," night of Dec. 3V "The Ironmaster," 

Dec. 4; " Queen's Shilling," Dec. 5 ; " A Scrap of Paper," matinee 

Dec. 6; and the Kcndals closed with "The Ironmaster " evening 

j>f Dec. 6. Margaret Mather began an engagement Dec 8, in 

\^' Jc^nqe dVA rc" adapted from the French by Wm. Young, produced 

I here as " Joan of Arc." The cast was : ' — 



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Otis Skinner 



ThibaulO 

ia Hire C * " ' 

Jacques d'Arc Giles Shine 

Simrd H. E. Walton 

Cordon C. Scoti 

King Charles VU. . . . J. M alone 

De Thouars H. Kyle 

Nicholas Loyseleur . . . H- Hartsell 
Joao of Arc • . . Margaret Mather 

It was continued for two weeks. This house was closed Monday 
evening, Dec. 22, for a dress rehearsal of Sardou's "Cleopatra," 
acted for the first time by Fanny Davenport Dec. 23. The cast was: 



Leys ...... Murtha Porteous 

Jean d'Estivet .... Giles Shine 

Iseuli Leonora Bradley 

Isabelle Carrie Jamison 

Mengette .... Beatrice Ingram 

Catherine Miss Bjrncs 

St. Margaret . . . Minnie Seligman 
St. Catherine . . . Sadie Gortoo 



Cleopatra . . . Fannie Davenport 
Amosis . . . Helen Mason Osborne 
Olympus .... Frank Tannehill 
Gov. of Tarsus S- B. Stcphany 

Octavms Ida FroliAwk 

Charmioo .... Blanche Moulton 

Iris Lilian Burke 

Kephren Theo. Roberts 

Demetrius Wm. Flynn 



Thyseus Geo. Osborne 

Uercetas H.B.Bradley 

DelliuB . . . . J. H. Ilollingshead 
OctavluB Cicsar . . . J. F. Smiles 
Marc Antony ... M. MacDowelt 

Messenger F. Maver 

Juba W. Hale 

Strepseiade H. Devere 

A. Merchant G. Holland 



This theatre was entirely destroyed by fire Friday night, Jan. 2, 
1891. Half an hour after the pcrfurmance was over that evening, 
flames were discovered underneath the stage. The disaster was 
unaccompanied by loss of life. A performance by Fanny Davenport 
and her company of " Cleopatra " had been witnessed by a crowded 
bouse, which had dispersed shortly after eleven o'clock. Miss 
Davenport's chief loss was sustained in the burning of the " Cleo- 
patra" scenery, properties, costume plates, music, and books, to- 
gether with a lot of plate and bronzes. The individual wardrobe of 
Fanny Davenport and her husband (Melbourne MacDowell) was 
saved. 

An investigation into the origin of the fire was made by the Fire 
Marshal, and it was his opinion that the Hames were started by a 
lighted cigarette. 

On Jan. 8, 1891, the Gilsey estate signed a lease giving to Henry 
C. Miner the occupancy of a new theatre for ten years. The Gilsey 
estate agreed to build a new and really fire-proof house. 

The auditorium is parallel with Twenty-eighth Street, instead of 
Broadway, as in the old house, and the stage occupies the site of the 
Gilsey mansion in Twenty-eighth Street, so that the stage faces 
Broadway. 

The seating capacity of the house is fourteen hundred. 

The new Fifth Avenue Theatre was not ready for occupancy until 
Saturday night, May 28, 1892, when Maurice Barrymore and Charles 
Puemer's comic opera, ** The Robber of the Rhine," had its first 
representation, and with this cast: 




62 A HISTORY OF THE NEW YORK STAGE C«893 



Waldemar ... C. Hayden Coffin 
Cunigonde .... Mane Dressier 

Flip Edith Kenwood 

Klootj H. C. Pcakes 

Kajipar R. David 

Baron Otto von PiffleaelUer J. H. Rvlcv 
La Comtesse Terrine Cecilia Pollock 
The AbW Seraphin . . . E. Temple 
The Rhinegrave von Bumsterhausen 

W, F. Owen 



Frommessel .... Sydney Price 
Dr. Pulver von SeidItU, H. J. Bagge 
The Grafin Hildegarde 

Marion Manola-Maaon 

Schpool W. Pease 

Schwelp C. Biggs 

Schplitz J. A. Day 

Dr. Hyacinth . . - . G. M. Herbert 
Oscar J. Ince 



This was the American debut of Hayden Coffin. Murry Woods 
withdrew from the stage management June ii, and was succeeded 
by Max Freeman. Henry Bagge also withdrew from the cast June 
11, The season closed July 2. 
-^^The house reopened Aug. 8, with "Settled Out of Court." The 
comedy was in three acts, and a free adaptation, by IViUiam H. Gil- 
lette, of Alexandre Bisson's French farce " La Famille du Pont 
Biquet " : 



Mark Harriman . 
Clarence Tnft . 
Joseph Plunkeit . 
Mich.iel Veehorn 
Charles Augustine 

Mr. Spencer . . 
Sedgwick . . . 



Joseph Holland 

William Kaversham 

M. A. Kennedy 

T. C. Valentine 

Daglaterre 

Chas. S. Abbe 
. Robert Hickman 
. Chas. T. Greene 



Lucretia Plunketl 

Georgie Drew Barr^Tnore 



Matilda Harriman 
Alice Plunkett 
Mrs. Ch:itfidd 
Mrs. DutcUe . 
Katherine O'Donavan 



Evelyn Campbell 
Agnes Miller 

Margaret Craven 
. . Ada Curry 
. Minnie TittcU 



Pauline Hall and her opera company began an engagement here 
Sept. 19 with " Puritania," which had this cast: 



Killsin .... Harry McDooongh 
Lord Chamberlain . . Helen Dunbar 

Paul Sylvia Thornc 

Smith Fred Solomon 



Vivian Pauline Hall 

Elizabeth .... Louise Beaudet 

Abigail Eva Davenport 

Jonathan .... Jacques Kruger 
Charles]] John Brand 

N. C. Goodwin appeared here Nov. 7, in " A Gilded Foo l." and the 
cast was : — ^^— 



/ ca 



Chauncey Short . . 
Mathew Rulhven 
Banni.ster Strange . 
De Puyster Kuihvcn 
Jack Duval 



Nat C. Goodwin 
. R. G. Wilson 
Clarence £■ Holt 
. . Chas. Allen 
Arthur Hoops 



Rev." Jacob Howell, William Ingersoll 
Perkins LouisPayne 



Morgan Louis Barrett 

Janitor John Lock 

Sophia Ruthven . . Ethel Winthrop 
Miss Jessica Rood . Estellc Mortimer 
NcM .Audrey Ruthven, Minnie Dupree 
Margaret Ruthven . . . Lilla vane 



Baroness Elizabeth L. Blanc made her New York d^but Jan. 2, 
1893, in "JQec^ion," translated by Ma ttJe Sheri dan from A. Dumas' 
novel, " Le Demi Monde." * 



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Eleanor Duse, the Italian actress, made her American d^but Jan. 
^23, as Camilla. The prices of admission were: boxes, S35 and J25 ; 
'Orchestra and balcony (first two rows), ^3 ; balcony (from third 
row), ^2; gallery, ^1.50, Si.oo, and 75 cts. General admission, $2.00. 
She was supported by an Italian company. Duse did not appear 
Tuesday evening, Jan. 24. The second performance of the Theatre" 
of Arts and Letters company took place Jan. 25, when Clyde Fitch's 
play, " TbfiJiaixfiaL" was presented, with this cast: 

. Ida Conquest 

Ila Irving 

Margaret Raven 

Marie Curtis 

. F. W. Sidney 

Helena ChaJmers 

Adele Belgarde 



Oergyntan 
.Bride . . . 
jroom . . . 
iBride's Mother 
J room's Mother 
^Second Usher, 
Third Usher . 
Groomsman 



. . . Alex. Butler 

. . Grace Henderson 

. . Francis Carlyle 

. . . May Roberts 

■ ■ Clara Baker Rust 
Joseph Wheelock, Jr. 

. . Geo. Olmstead 

. . . W. B. Smith 



First Girl Friend 
Second Girl Friend 
Third Giri Friend 
Fourth Girl Friend 
The Bride's Uncle 
First Lady Guest 
Jeannctte 



John . 



. Master John McKecver 



' Squirrel I nn," a pastoral comedy by Frank R. Stockton and" 
Eugene \v. Presbrey, was given on the sa"Tn^ occasion, with this 
cast 



Stephen Fetter 
1 Mrs. Fetter 
Waller Lodloe 
Mr. Tippengray 



Alex Fisher 

May Robson 

Paul Arthur 

F. F. Mackay 



Mr*. Christie . 
Calihea Rose . 
Ida Mayberry . 
Lanigan Beam 



Adeline Stanhope 

. Sarah McV'tckcr 

Mary Shaw 

. Joseph Haworth 



Duse acted " Camille" for the second time Jan. 27, whicli 
was repeated Jan. 28, Feb. 1, n, matinees Feb. 15 and 18, and 
night Feb. 22; "I-'ernande" Jan. 30, Feb. 10 and 13; " Caval- 
leria Rusticana " and "La Locandiera " (" The Hostess") Feb. 3, 
15, 24, March 7, and matinee March 9, night March 10; "Fedora" 
Feb. 4. 8, 1 7, 25, matinees Feb. 28 and March 3 ; " The Wife of Clau- 
dion " Feb. 6; "Divorced" Feb. 7 and matinee Feb. 21 ; " Fran- 
cillon " Feb. 20 ; " Divorgons " March i. For her farewell, March 1 1, 
she acted " Camille." The theatre was closed March ^y, an 
night of March 9. The third performance by The Theatre of 
Arts and Letters took place Feb. 16, with " Sha^Jows," by E. R. 
Farrelly : ""^ 



i? 



ohn van Ness 
rs. van Ness 
Harry . . . 
Gertrude . . 
Jack Manhews 



. Joseph Wheelock 

Adele Belgarde 

Master H. Eldridge 

. . Baby Parker 

. . PanI Arthur 



Dora Ellen Bure! 

The Doctor . . Nelson Whcatcrofu 

Joe Burton Alex. Fi.*>hed 

Margaret Mary Shaw 

Maid Mi.ss Parker 



Alex. Fisher died in this city Nov. 2, 1893, aged 70. > 

Duse acted " Francillon " Feb. 20, There was a professional 

matinee given by Madame Duse Feb. 21, but the regular prices of 

admission were demanded. In everything she acted, Mroe. Duse 



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exhibited individuality, originality, concentration, and superb techni- 
cal command of her art, and she moreover suggested a latent power 
that perhaps constituted the greatest charm of her work. Of the 
many brilliant performances of "Divor^ons" in this country, none 
has surpassed this in delicacy and freedom from burlesque. Mmc. 
Duse's Cyprienne was a graceful, fascinating, coquettish creature, 
whose capricious moods were watched with delight- The very per- 
fection of her Fedora and Camille was partly due to natural advan- 
tages in the way of a face and eyes full of mournful beauty. Duse's 
Camille was not a woman of the world, with all the cynicism of the 
demi-monde and the hardened laugh of the modern Jezebel, but was 
a girl in thought and feeling. 

Victor Capoul and pupils of the Conservatory of Music appeared 
here March 9 in "Kaust;" Rose Coghlan began an engagement 
March 13 in "Diplomacy," which had this cast: 



Henry Beauclerc. . Fred de Betlevitle 
Capt. Julizn Beauclerc John T. Sullivan 
Count OrloS . . . Fred Robinson 
Baron Stein . . . Robert Fischer 
Algie Fairfax . . John C. Buckstone 
Maritham .... John S. Marble 



Dora Sadie Martinet 

Marquise ■ ■ Mme- Von Trautmaa 
Lady Henri Fairfax . . Mabel Eaton 

Mion Frankic Gale 

Countess Zicka . • . Kosc Coghlau 



Coghlan played "Diplomacy" four weeks. Mme. Duse gave a 
farewell performance of " Camille" on the afternoon of March 17. 

Edward Vroom acted in " Ruy Bias " afternoon of March 23. 

Chas. Coghlan acted Henry Beauclerc in '* Diplomacy" March 27, 
with De Belleville as Orloff; "Peg VVoffington" ("Masks and 
Faces") was presented April 17, for two weeks, with this cast: 



Charles Pomander . Courtney Thorpe 
EmcRt Vane . . - John T. Sullivan 
Triplet .... Frederic Robinson 

Colley Cibbcr J. B. Polk 

Quin Robert Fischer 

Snarl Charles J. Bell 

Soaper Grant Stewart 



Colander . . . 

James Burdock ■ 

Mabel Vane . . 

Kitty Clive . . 

Mrs. Triplet . . 
Roxalana Triplet 
Fcg VVoffington 



Harry Courtaine 
Cyril Young 

. Marie Burrcss 

. Eleanor Lane 
Kuhne Beveridge 
Juliet dc Grignan 

. Kosc CogliUn 



Stuart Robson came here May i, with " She Stoops to Conquer": 



Charles Marlow 
Young Marlow 
Hardcastle . . 
Hastings 
Tony Lumpkin 
Diggory . . 
Farmer Bancer 
Stlas Tuttle 



\Vm. Yearance 
W. H. Elwood 
Geo. S. Woodward 
, J. J. Farrell 
. Stuart Kobson 
John J. Wooderson 
. . J. Jamieson 
Geo. Hallton 



Landlord Stingo, . 

Dick Muggins 
Jack Slang . . . 
Tom Twist . , 
Miss Hardcastle, 
Mrs. Hardcastle . 
Miss NeviUe . 
Betty . . . . 



Ceo. D. Macintyre 
. . Joseph Zahner 
E. A. Poole 
. Stephen Leggett 
Mrs. Stuart Kobson 
Gabriclla McKean 
. . . Amy Busby 
. . . Ohvc May 



" Henrie tta " was acted May 15. Thomas Seabrooke appeared 
here May 29, in " The Isle of Champagne." Two city debuts look 



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place in this production : that of Elsa Gregori, who formerly sang in 
Italian grand opera, and that of Joseph F. Sheehan. Adele Ritchie 
appeared in " The Isle of Champagne," June 5, making her New York 
d^but; also Juliet Cordon. — . 

The season closed July 8, and the r^ularseason of 1893-94 opened / 
I Sept. 4. with N. C Goodwin, in his new play, *'_In_ Mizzoura," which 
bad this cast: 



Jim Radburn . 
Robert Travera 
Jo Vemon . . 
Col Bollinger 
Bill Sarbtr 
Sam Fowler 



Nat C. Goodwin 

. Emmet Corrigan 

Burr Mcintosh 

William G. Beach 

Robert G. Wilson 

Arthur Hoops 



Eiirom .... J. W. McAndrews 
Kelly Louis Barrett 



Cal 

Mrs. Jo Vernon 
Kliubeth Vernon 
Emily Radburn 
Kate Vernon ■ . 



Charles Miller 
Jean Clara Walters 

Minnie Dupree 
. . Mac E. Wood 
. . Mabel Amber 



Dave Louis Payne Kate Vernon .... Mabel Amber 

"Beau Bni mmell." by Blanche Jerold, was acted Oct. 19 by a com- 
pany of amateurs headed by Chas. Leonard Fletcher. _ 

" Th e Silent System " was given on the same occasion. *^_^Jore 
Acr^ '^ By James A. Heme, had iis first performance in this city Oct. 
"30! ft had this cast : 



Martin Berry . . 
Joel Gates . . . 
Josiah Blake ■ . 
Sam Warren . . 
Capt. Ben Hutchins 
Dr. Leonard - . 
Squire Andrews . 
Tim Hayes . . 
Young Nat Berry 

Master Charles B. Hamblin 
Ike Richards R. S- Percy 



. Charles G. Cratg 

. Geo. W, Wilson 

. Franklin Garland 

David .M. Murray 

. Phineas Leacn 

James Burrows 

. . . Aldcn Bass 

. . . Carl Fey 



Lem Consant . 
Abe Higgins 
Steve Bailey - 
Dave Burgess 



Leon Fernandez 
C L. Schneider 
. B. A. Saoford 
. Fred Johnson 



Gabe Kilpatrick 
Bill Hodnektns 
Bob Berry . . 
Mai] Driver . 
Anna Berry 
Helm Berry . 
Liddy Ann Nye 
Mrs. Andrews 
Mrs. Leonard . 
Perley . . . 
Mary Berry 
Billy Pierce . 
Mandy Gates ■ 
Nattian'l Berry 
Millie Berr)' . 



. . Fred Johnson 
. . . J. H. Haley 
. D K. Connelly 
. . Master Lynott 

Grace Gayler Clarke 

Kathcrine Grey 

. . Helen Gould 

Miss S. Davidson 

. Mrs. C. G. Craig 

. . Lizzie Corner, 

. . May Richards 

Master Preston, 

Florence RicbardsonI 
. James A. Heme' 
. Daisy Stevenson 



Lord Illingworth 
John Pontcfraci 
Lord Alfred Ruflbrd 
Mr. Kclvtl . . . 
U. Daubeny . . 
Gerald Arbuthnot 
Lady Hunstanton 

YOL- III. — s 



Maurice Barrymore 

. . Grant Stewart 

. Edgar Norton 

Robert Fischer 

Thomas Whiffcn 

. Robert Tabcr 

. . Ada Dyas 



George Wilson retired from the cast Nov. 6, and Chas. B. Haw- 
kins acted Joel Gates. " The T exan " was presented the afternoon 
of Nov. 23 by Chas. Leonard Fletcher's pupils, together with several 
professional actors. 

Chas. Craig played Nathaniel Berry on Nov. 23, and acted it until 
Dec. 2, when Heme resumed the part. 

" A Woman of No Importance," by the late Oscar Wilde, was seen 
in New York for the first time, with this cast, Dec. 11 : 



Carolina Pontefract, Mrs. D. P. Bowers 
Lady Stuffield . . . Constance Levien 
Mrs. Allcnby 

Mrs. Louisa Thorndykc Boucicault 
Hester Worsley ■ ■ Elfic Shannon 

Miss Arbulhaot . . . Rose CoghUn 



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On Jan. 2. 1894, Chas. Coghlan and Aubrey Boucicault appeared 
as Lord Illingworth and Gen. Arbuthnot. " Lady Bartsr " was 
produced on Jan. 15, and had this cast: 



Col. Pearce . . 
Eustace Brent 
Archdeacon Short 
Gen. Peters . . 
Wright .... 



Charles Coghlan ! Porter Edwin James 

John T. Sullivan Mary Brent .... Kffie Shannon 

Thomas Whiffen Julielle .... Alice G. Clcather 

Kobert Fischer Lady Barter .... Rose Coghlan 

. Edgar Norton | 



"Thorough Base," by Edgar Pemberton, was also acted on the 
same occasion, with Thomas Whiffen as Bernard ]k>dfish. Aubrey 
Boucicault as Handle Hopcraft, and Rily Coghlan as Lennelte. 
" ^Forget Me Not " was played Jan. 22. with this cast: 

Horace Welby . John T. Sullivan Alice Vemey .... Effie Shannon 

Uarralto .... Robert Fisthcr Mrs. Foley . . Kate Denin Wilson 

Prince Maleotti . . Thomas Whiffen Rose Alice G. Clcather 

Porter Edwin James Stephanie ..... Rose Coghlan 

Mme. Modjeska began an engagement of two weeks Jan, 29, in 
" Magda," from the German of Hermann Sudermann's " Heimath." 
The cast was: 



Magda Modjeska 

Marie ...... Maud Durbin 

Mrs. Schubert . . . Anna I'roctor 
Francisca von Wendel, Hannah Sargent 
Countess von Klebs . . . iNfiss Keith 
Baroness von EIrich ■ Lulu IS. James 
Mrs. Fellman . . . Catherine Jerome 
Teresa Pamela Keith 



Dr. Weber Howard Kyle 

Privy Councillor von Kellar 

R Pejton Carter 



Max von Wendel 

Count von Klebs 
Prof Beckman 
Major Schubert 



Guy Li ml ley 
Wadsworth Harris 
. R. N. S. Morris 
. . Otis Skinner 



On the afternoon of Feb. 5, for the benefit of an orphan asylum, 
Rose Braham made her first appearance on the stage, as Juliet in 
the balcony scene of '* Romeo and Juliet," with Olive Oliver as 
Romeo. The trial scene from '* The Merchant of Venice" was 
also given, with Mme. Modjeska as Portia and Otis Skinner as Shy- 
lock. This was followed by the love scene from " The Hunchback," 
with Mary Shaw and Eben Plympton as Julia and Clifford. The 
performance closed with the third act of *' Othello," with John 
Malonc as the Moor; Wm. IngersoU as lago; Kmma Field, Desde- 
mona. Katherine Clemmons made her New York d^but Feb. I2, 
in " A Lady of Venice " with this cast : 



Raphael Doria - . Francis CaHylc 
UgOQc Spinola . Maurice Harrymorc 

S^rza Jaques Kruger 

Nlcolao Bizarro . Clarence H. Taylor 
D*£stalla . . . Richard Ganthony 

Villetri E. T. Gavin 

Grlmoaldo ..... D. Barmore 



Captain of the Guard . Charles Fuller 
Andrea ...... E- L. Wilson 

Courier from Florence . Charles Dale 
Courier from Venice . . Albert Hill 
Laurnna . . . Jennie Goldlhwnite 
Hrigilta .... M.-irj' E. Barker 

Nioa .... Katherine Ctemroons 



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This play was written by Richard Zouch Troughton, and was 
originally called *' Nina Sforta." Was first put upon the stage by 
Macready at the Drury Lane Theatre, London, Eng., in 1841, just 
prior to his assuming the lesseeship of Drury Lane Theatre. The 
heroine was at that time played by Ileten Faucit. Frank Carlyle 
withdrew from the cast Feb. 17, and E. J. Henley acted Raphael. 
" N^ra. pagcp^ " was produced March 5, for the first time on any 
stage, and had this cast: Henry Palgravc, Maurice Barryraroe; 
Count Jacobus, Edward J. Henley; Capt. Patrick Beresford, Charles 
J. Bell; Maj, Arthur Harleigh. Arthur Giles ; Gen. Poultney. 
Robert J. Dunstan ; Charles Clifton, Richard Ganthony ; Doctor 
Penn, Frank Tannehill ; Percival Howells, D, P. Steele ; Hawkins, 
Geo. D. Mac in tyre ; Thomas, Edward Gavin; Boulak. Frank Tan- 
nehill ; Allah, J. R. Furlong ; Mahomet, Robert Sheridan ; 
Lady Clifton, Mary E. Barker; Margaret Clifton, Eleanor Lane; 
Cornelia Baker, Lillian Lawrence ; Nellie Potter, Nanon Fow- 
ler; Mrs. Helene Dascot, Kathcrine Clemmons. This lady's 
right name was Viola Dayan, and she married Howard Gould, June, 

1895- 
" Love's Extract " was seen here March 12. with this cast : 



Josiah Perkins 
bob Morton . . 
Charles Katnsom, 
Don Pedro , . 

Matlhcw VV*Iton . 
Roberts ... 
Johnson ... 
Richards . . 



John Jennings 
Charles B. Welles 
Jameson Lee Finney 
. . Max Figman 
. . Fred. Lotto 
. . David Elmer 
Ed. J. Connelly 
. L, F. Goltschalk 



Matilda Kate Davis 

Louisa Fannie Ward 

Clarisse de Flavigno] . Grace Filkins 
Odette Bis.son . . . Queenie Vassar 

M.'tg;;ic Marie Carlisle 

Mary Ann Clara Thropp 

Lottie .... Matlie Ferguson 



" Marpar^j plemjfig. " by James A. Heme, was produced here 
April 9, and ran uhtiT April 30. " Hannele," a vision play by 
Hauptmann, was acted for the hrsl time in America May i, when 
it had this cast : 



Hannele ■ 
Gotiwald 
Sister Martha 

Toipe . . 

Heawie . . 
PJcschke 

Hanke . . 

Seidel . . 

Berger . . 



Anna Blancke 
Charles J Kicliman 
. . Alice Butler 
. Sadie Striuj^harn 
. Mattie Ferguson 
. . John E. Ince 
. . . Fred Lotto 
. W. P. Sheldon 
Lawrence Eddinger 



Schmidt . . . Franklyn Roberts 
Dr. Wachler .... David Elmer 
Maticrn .... Emtnet Corrigan 
The Fijjure of Hannclc's Dead 

Mother Maude Banks 

A Great Dark Angel . Mr. Hastings 
A Village Tailor . Graham Henderson 
First Old Woman Marie Carlisle 



The theatre was closed May 1 1, 12, 13, owing to the death of Mrs. 
Henry Miner, John Duff's opera company produced "The Mikado" 
June 14, and gave it this cast : 



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Mikado ■ . . Edwio A. Stevens 

Nanki-Poo A. S. Kinsley 

Ko-Ko Joseph Herbert 

Pooh-Bah Mark Smith 

Pish-Tush . . . H. \V. Ravenscroft 



Yum- Yum .... Etoise Morgan 

PittJ-Sing Lillian Swain 

Peep- Bo .... Florence Cooley 

Katisha . . . Miss Drew Dooaldaon 



Eloise Morgan was formerly known as Ollic Archmere. On June 
20, seven Japanese dancing-girls were added as features of "The 
Mikado." H. VV. Ravenscroft assumed the rfile of Pooh-Bah on 
Aug. 31 and Sept. i. The house was closed the week of Sept. 3 
and night of Sept. 10. The pantomime " Humpty Dumpty Up To 
Date," in the German language, was produced Tuesday night Sept. 
II, with "The Liliputians" in the cast. Carrie Turner appeared 
here Nov. 12 in "The Coming Woman." It was a dramatization 
by Mervyn Dallas and~^e3ley Brown of Edmund Gale's novel 
"Broken to harness ." The cast was : 



Charles Gordea . Ednr L. Davenport 
Lord Granville . Eugene Ormonde 
Stephen Blackmore, Joseph £. Whiting 
Simon Scrcwdgc . . J. C Padgclt 
Lawrence O'Donnell, E. D. Tannehill 

iack Prescott . . Jefferson Jackson 
ob Merritt ■ ■ ■ Hawley Froncks 



Parker Melville Frank 



Simpson .... 
Georgtna Blake . ■ 
Dorothy Blackmore, 
Mrs. Dobson . . 
Kate Melton . . . 



. . F. D. Hill 
. Marion AbboU 
Carrie Radcliffc 
. jean Chamblin 
Carrie Turner 



A performance given the afternoon of Nov. 20 was for the benefit 
of St. Luke's Hospital, when " _A Lover's Kn ot." by Marguerite 
Merringion, was acted for the firat time; other entertainments were 
also given. "The Crust of Soc iety '* was played Nov. 22, 23, 24, 
and had this cast : 



Oliver .... Edgar L. Davenport 
Capt. Randall Northcote. John Flood 
Cavendish Comyns, Joseph E, Whiting 
Earl of Colchester . . Herbcn Ayling 
Mrs. Echo . . . Elita Proctor Otis 



Violet Esmond . Carrie RadclifTe 
Lady Downer .... Kate Lester 

Natfialia Jean Chamblin 

Mrs. Ka.<itlake Chapel, Carrie Turner 



A comic opera called " Jacinta" was produced here Nov. 26, and 
bad this cast : 



Jacinta Louise Beaudet 

Blanca Cecite Kissing 

Inez Jennie Keilfarth 

Delgardo .... Edwin Stevens 
Metepec Harry Brown 



Miguel Stuart Harold 

Romaldo W. S. Johns 

Panilla Aleen Burke 

Paloraa .... Marienne Convere 
Morrelos Stg. Penigini 



The house was closed night of Dec. 10 for a rehearsal of "Gis- 
monda," by Victorien Sardou, which was produced for the first time 
in America Dec. 11, and had this cast: 



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Cismonda . . . Fanny Davenport 
Mmerio . . Melbourne Macdowell 
f'Zaccaria Franco Acdacioli 

Theodore Roberts 



Bishop Sophron . 
L Crcgoras Dralcos 
[.Agnello Acciactoli 

Stradella . . . 



. Arthur Elliott 

- W. T. Doyle 

Ida Frohavrk 

Rol>ert Cummings 



Prince Jacques Lusignan, Lauren Rces 
"Duke Jacques Crispo Delle Carceri 

Fred Hardy 
Baron Guistiniani . George Sylvester 
Count Lconana de Tocco 

W. H. Toolcer 
Dom Bridas ■ ■ . George Conway 



liajitiades 

Mataxas 

Simonetti 

Spiridion 

Tiber io . 

Andrioti 

Pas^uale 

Christofano 

Francesco 

Pericles 

Epiphane 

Thisbe - 

Cypriclla 

Leonarda 

Donata . 



Frank TannehlU 

. . Ellis Ryae 

Fred M. Mayer 

. W. H. Fougct 

Ldward B. Adams 

Frank Marlowe 

John Hynes 

George Clifton 

. . . . Hijou 

. R. M. Barton 

. C. E. Lellett 

Mary E. Barker 

May C. Standish 

Lilian Burke 

Agnes Maynard 



" The Little Hussa r." by Elizabeth Stagg and Emma Stciner, was ^ 
acted aTlernoon of Dec. 21, with this cast: 



Theresa Clara Thropp 

Countess .... Amelia Harrison 
Fraulein Goospiel, Sylvester Cornish 

Christina Ada Gilman 

Llsbeih Sallle Johnson 

Gen. Zuckerdorfi« A. W. F. McCoUin 



Sig. Slradelli .... Nat B. Cantor 
Baron Asch .... Arthur Scaton 
Otto Lindau . . Harry Scarborough 
William Opperman . . Frank Thropp 
Jacob Marie Carlisle 



" Giftmonda" continued until Feb. 25, r89S, on which dale Wil-"^ 
Ham H. Crane came, with ** His Wife's Fath er," by Martha Morton, 
for the first lime in this city; it had this cast : 

Ruchanan Killings Wm. H- Crane 

Frank Hamilton . . . Orrin Johnson 
Maynard Langdon Geo. F. Devere 

Ferdinand Langdon, Jos. Wheelock, Jr. 

Matthew Percy Brooke 

Nell Billings .... Anne O'Neill 
Aunt Eliza . . Kate Denin Wilson 
.Mrs. Canary . - . FfoUiolt Paget 



Kitty Canary 

Mary Sanders (Mrs. Percy Winter) 
Adelaide Langdon . . Mane Carlisle 



Cell a Langdon 
Rawlins 
Vandcrpoel 
Dr. Andrews 

Maid . . 



. Louise Brooke 

D. J. Fingleton 

B. Douglas Ryer 

. Frank Calhurt 

Ida Burrows 



" Wildfire." by Maude Banks, was first acted the afternoon of April 
26, with Miss Bantsas Ren^, a boy. An afternoon performance, 
May 16. was for the benefit of the Kindergarden Plant Association. 
The programme began with a monologtie by Mile. Pilar-Morin ; then 
La Petite Marie sang and Nettie Crowell whistled; Anna Buckley 
Hills also sang ; the Twenty-second Regiment band played, and then 
a scries of " tableaux-vivants " finished the entertainment. 

A performance of " The Rivals " was given on the afternoon of 
May 31, for the benefit of Charles W. Couldock. The cast was: 

Sir Anthonv Absolute, Wm. H. Crane Fag Thos. Q. Seabrooke 

Capt. Absolute . . . Henry Miller David Dc Woti Hopper 

Faulktand . . . Thomas W^ Kecne Mrs. Malaprop . . Mrs. Jolin Drew 

Hob Acres .... Joseph Jefferson Lydia Languisn .... Viola Allen 

Sir Ludus OTrigger, Nat C. Goodwin Lucy Nellie Mi:Henry 




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and his company in the third act of "Charles I. ;" Florrie West, 
Mile. Parqucritte, Chas. Kent, Lydia Yeamans Titus. M. Bructt, 
Mme. Rivierre, Clara VVieland, and John Myers in a miscellaneous 
entertainment; the second act of '! Jn ^'p;h t of S^\ ^ Pa ul." by Wm. 
Caldcr's company ; and " Agatha Dene," by kuss Whytal's company. 
James A. Heme reappearedN'ov. 25, in "Shore Acres." " Benedict 
Arnol d." by E chard Gfll den. was played "HTe JiftCrrtOon of CecTa/, 
for the first time on any stage: 



Benedict Arnold . . . Henry Jcweu 
Capt. Uevcncnt, . lidward J. MorRan 
Major Clarkson, Clarence Handysides 
Beverley Robinson ... J. K. linen 
Gen. Howe . . . . H. A. Weaver 



Alex. Hamilton . Henry Weaver, jr. 
Col. Lord Lauerdale, Vincent Serrano 
Peggy Shippeu 

Frances Hastings (Mrs. Jewetl) 
Dorothy Mayhew Maude de Venner 



" Gentleman Joe, or the Hansom Cabby." a London musical 
comedy, was seen, for the first time in this city, Jan. 6, 1896. Basil 
Wood was the author, and it had this cast ; Earl of Donnybrook, 
Henry Hallem ; Ralli-Carr, Joseph C Fay; Hughie Jaqucson, 
Arthur Pacie; Pilkington Jones, G. K. Fortescue; William, Eugene 
B.Sanger; Photographer at Margate, A. W. Maflin; Mabel Cava- 
nauf^h, I^ura Moore; Potts, Adelaide Worth; Ada Pilkington, Vio- 
let Fortescue ; Emma, Annie Meyers; Gentleman Joe, Willard Lee. 

M. B. Curtis was announced to appear in the title r61e. but was 
enjoined bv the courts. The house was closed after night of Jan. 14 
by order 01 the court, Rudolph Aronson having secured an injunction. 
It reopened Tuesday night, Jan. 21, when W. H. Crane returned, with' 
"T he Governor of^Ken tucky." by Fran|dyn_Fyles. It had this cast : 



William Lee . . William H Crane 
Daniel Boone Bingley. Burr Mcintosh 
Mason Hix .... Edwin Arden 
Carlisle Kenton, Joseph Wheelock, Jr. 
Col. Henry Clay BInglcy 

William Boag 
Daaiel Hsbrookc . . Percy Brooke 



Monty Jones . 
John .... 
Jewel Esbrooke 
Betty Buncc 
Mamie Darrow 
Amy Darrow . 
Mrs. Lcc . . 



Lorimer Stoddard 

E. D. Tyler 

. . Anne 0'>feiJI 

Marion Abbott 

Margaret Robinson 

Anna Robinson 

Kate Dcnin Wilson 



The character of Leonard was introduced at the matinee Jan. 23, 
and acted by Geo. F. Devere, owing to Mr. Crane's superstitious 
dread of a cast of thirteen characters. Crane closed Feb. 22, and 
Elcanora Duse reappeared in America Feb. 24. in " Camille," which 
was repeated March 16. and matinee March 18; " Cavalleria Rusti- 
cana"and " La Lacondiera," with Duse as Santuzza and Mirando- 
lina, on F'eb. 25; ** Casa Patcrna" (Hcimath) by Herrmann 
Sudermann, March 2, with Duse as Magda. There was an afternoon 
performance March 16. for the benefit of the Kindergarten Asso- 
ciation. Duse appeared in a new r6lc. — that of Pamela in Goldoni's^ 
comedy of the same name. The receipts were JG.ooo. ".A Hyuse * 
of Cards ." by S ydney Roscnfcid, was played for the first lime March 
23, and had this cast"! 



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Eleanor Cuthbert . . Maxine Elliott 
GwynDc . Henrietta Crosmao 

Mrs. Lloyd Cuthbert 

Mri. Thomas Barry 
Mrs. Fitzborg . • - Kate Lester 

Caroline Kate Oesterte 

Lj^atherine .... Maude Monroe 



Maid at the Burlaps, Isabel Hasktns 
Ned Garbnd ■ ■ . Frank Worthing 
Peter Burlap .... Frazer Coulter 
Dick Miller . . Edgar L. Davenport 
Lord Arthur Cirencester, Grant Stewart 
Lloyd Cuthbert . . . F. F. Mackay 
Honmann Charles Craig 



Mtne. Duse acted "Magda" matinee March 25; " Cavalleria 
Rusticana" and "La Lacondiera," afternoon March 27. The Con- 
federate Veterans' Camp of this city took a benefit the afternoon of 
April 9, when John Drew and Maude Adarns acted in "A Pair of 
Lunatics ; " there was also presented an act of " A Houge o^Cards '* 
and an act of '* VVidow Jones; " Joseph Jefferson and company ap- 
peared in " Lend Me Five Shillings; " Harriet Vernon, Juliette Cor- 
deaux, Wm. Prtiette, and F. McLaughlin sang, as did the Excelsior 
Quartet. The house was closed the week of April 13 except April 
-i8j when Thomas Q. Seabrooke commenced in a farce called "JThe 
Speculator," by George Broadhurst. which had this cast : 



John Fullerton, Thomas Q. Seabrooke 
Rohert Fullerton . . Sydney Booth 
Henry Uuncan . ■ Atkins Lawrence 
Frederick Leicester . . Prince Llo^d 
Charlie Florence . . . Koy Kairchild 



Count de Vnrneau 
Edward H.-ithaway 
Kate Duncan . . 
Mrs. Florence 



Fred W. Peters 

Harry Driscole 

Lorraine Ureux 

Blanche Moulton 



-? 



- A performance given the afternoon of April 21 was for the benefit 
of the French Benevolent Society, when among other entertainments 
"The Kiss," by Charles Kenauld, from the French of Theo. de Ban- 
ville was acted by Edward Vroom and Minnie Diipree. Eleanor 
Duse gave three matinee performances: April 29, " Cavalleria Rus- 
ticana" and " La Lacondiera ;" April 30. " Magda ; "and May i," Ca- 
mille." The theatre closed May 3 for the season, but was reopened 
afternoon and night of May 30. by the Joseph Jefferson all star cast 
of " The Rivals." This cast was the same as that given May 7 for 
Chas. \V. Couldock's benefit. The next season began Sept, l6 with 
" Lost. Strayed or Stolen," a musical comedy adapted from the French 
byX^hcever Goodwin, with music by Woolsen Morse. The cast was : 



Bidart Louis Harrison 

Chachignon ... MA. Kennedy 
Courle Uolte de Koquencourt 

Jos. Herbert 
Galampols .... Gaude Hruulce 

Jolivet John Cilroy 

HoDorine GIrardin . Fannie iVulkeley 

Catherine Rose Ueaudet 

Pauline Caroline Leigh 

Gaston de Ch.impignol . . Cyril Scott 
Captain Latnur . . . Edward Wilks 
Corporal Bridoux Dan Packard 



Achitle David Torrence 

Papa Bigot Max Rosen 

Kenaud ..... Horace Sparks 

Frnnqoise Irene Verona 

Nint-'tte Sue Meade 

Louise ; Emnna Janvier 

Rose d'Elif .... Cieureria Caine 

Julie Florence Thornton 

Cerise May Cuthbert 

Mile. Doucy . - Maude Chandler 

Kstcban Pa'checo Henry Uergroan 



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The annual benefit for the B. P. O. Elks occurred Thursday after- 
noon, Nov. 12, and the programme was; Address by the Grand 
Exalted Ruler of the order; third act of "Northern Lights," by Cal- 
der's company; second act of "My Friend from India; " one scene 
from " The Geisha; " Gun Scene7rom "The Cherry Pickers," and a 
miscellaneous bill by Grace Golden ; the Donizetti Quartet ; Violet 
Lloyd, assisted by a chorus of twenty ladies ; Cissy Fitzgerald. Max 
Eugene, Henry Thomas, R. F. Outcautt, and Adelaide Randall. 

William H. Crane returned Nov. 23, in •• His Wife's Father," by 
Martha Morton. On Nov. 30, "The Fool oT Fortune." by Martha 
Morton, was seen here for the first time, and bad this cast : 



James Stetson . . Vincent Serrano 
Thomas . . . Charles J. jaclcAon 
Marjoric Cunningham, Eflie Shannon 
Jennie Cunningham . . Dallas Tyler 
Mrs. Cunninjjham . . Kate Lester 



Elisha Cunningham. William H. Crane 
Nathaniel Uoyd . . . Percv Brooke 
Karl Worrcsdorf . . . Boyd Putnam 
Count de Cluny . Kdwin Ardcn 

Cornelius Green . . . William lioag 
Etckiet Powers . . . F. F. Mackay 

E. M. and Joseph Holland appeared here Jan . 4, 1 897, in " Col. Car- 
ter of Carters ville." dramatized by Augustus Thomas from tTic story 
dl t'. Hopkinson Smith. It had this cast; 



Cot Carter 
Fitzpatrick 
Will Harkins 



. E. M. Holland I Chad . . . 
Charles Mackay Groceryman . 
. . J. B. Maherl Light Barbour 



. Will J. Dean 

Thomas Oherle 
Blanche Uurtoo 



'• A Superfluous Husband," by Clyde Fitch and Leo Diirichstein,' 
was'given on the same occasion, with this cast : 



Robert Lawson . . 
Dr. Wood. . . . 
Edward De Winton, 
Jack Turner . . . 
De Puyster Bissell . 
Mr Murray . . . 
Reginald Strove . . 



Joseph Holland 

E. M. Holland 

Charles Mackay 

. J. B. Maher 

Thomas Obcrle 

Will J. Dean 

Charles Harbury 



Charles Knox 
Brooks . . . 
^f^8. Lawson . 
Lucy Woods . 
Mrs. Murray . 
Pussy Murray 
Ellen - - . 



. C. Uibdin Pitt 
. W. Buttrrfield 
Olive Oliver 
Blanche Burton 
Augusta Foster 
. Nora Lamison 
. Ethel Douglas 



"A Social H ighwayman " was revived Jan. 18 by the Holland Bros. "^ 
J. Charles bavis retTre3 From the business management of this the- 
atre on Jan. 18, and Horace McVicker assumed the position. On 
Feb. 1. for the first time on any stage, " Dt. Claudius." by F. Marion^ 
Crawford and Harry St. Maur, founded on Mr. Crawford's novel, 
was presented, with this cast : 



Claudius .... Joseph Holland] Vladimir 
Silas B. Barker . . £. M. Holland | Willis . 
Duke of Cranston . . Albert Gran 
Horace BellJngham . W. J. Le Moyne 

Screw Walter Craven 

Count Nicholas BareneH 

Leo Dttrichstetn 



Countess . . 
LAdy Victoria. 
Miss Skeat 



Richard Williams 

Harry Holliday 

Eleanor Morciti 

. . Jane Hurby 

. Ethel Douglas 




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The play proving a failure was withdrawn Feb. 13, when the house 
was closed until March 2, when Minnie Maddern Fiske appeared for 

rthe first time upon any stage, in " Tess of the D'Urbcryill es." in four 
acts, dramatized by Lo rjme r Stoddard trom t'homas HaTdy's novel 
bearing the same title. The cast was : 



James W. E. Butterfield 

Bailiff' . . . . VV. L. Branscomlje 
Joan Durbeyfield . . Mary E. barker 
Tess .... Minnie .Maddern Fiske 

'Liza Lu Edith Wright 

Marian Annie Irish 

Retty Nellie Lingard 

Izz ..... ■ Bijou Fernandez 



Angel Clare . . . Edward M. Bell 
Alec Stolte-d'Urbertfille 

Charles Coghlan 
John Durbeyfield . . . John Jack 
Abraham DurbcyAcld . Alice Pierce 
Farmer Crick . . W. L. Hranscombe 

Jonathan Wilfrid North 

Tim Alfred Hickman 

A matinee entertainment April 20. for the benefit of a hospital. 
Le Moyne assumed the rAIe of Durbeyfield March 20, and continued 
in it until May 3, when John Jack resumed the part. Afternoon of 
May 7 Minnie Maddern Fiske appeared as Cyprienne in " Divor- 
cons." The season closed May 15. 
fThe next season began Sept. 4, with Edwin Knowles as manager. 
** A Southern Romance ." adapted by B. B. Valentine and L^o Di- 
trichstem from the novel " In God's Country," byT)dra HigbecTwas 
prd<h]ced, with this cast: 



Col. Wyckhoff Ransom 

Frank C Bangs 
Beverly Johnstone - Emmet Corrigan 
Claude Groves . . Frank Biirbeck 
, Bourdin .... Thomas Oberle 
Andrf Leo Dilrichstcin 



Dr. Aubray . Herbert E. Bostwick 

Tom Robert G. Thomas 

Jim John Rea 



Lydia Ransom 
Emily WyckhofF . 
Mericky . . . 



Katherine Grey 
. Maud Kxtlam 
Emma Brennan 



Richard Mansfield began an engagement here Oct. 4 with 
Devil's Disciple," by G. Bernard Shaw. It had this cast : 



The 



Anthony Anderson . . Mr. Johnson 
Judith Anderson . . Beatrice Cameron 
Mrs. Annie Uudgeon . Minnie Monck 
Richard Dudgeon . .Mr. Mansfield 
Chri.stopher l3u(lgeon . Mr. Andrews 
Uncle William Dudgeon. Wm. GriOiths 



Uncle Titus Dudgeon 

Essie 

Lawyer Hawkins . 
Gener.i1 Kurgoyne 
Major Swindon 
Rev. Mr. Brudenell . 



.Mr. Lefevre 

. Miss Briscoe 

Mr. Hunter 

Arthur Forrest 

Mr. Weaver 

Mr. Courtenay 



" The Professional Woman's League " took a benefit Thtirsday after- 
noon, Oct. 28 ; Sol Smith Russell, Dan Daly. Nat C. Goodwin, Maxine 
Elliott, Nora Smith, the New York String Qtiartet. and Ethel Irene 
Stewart appeared. "^r.yalcntine*s Christmas" was given, tn which 
Sol Smith Russell acted, and "The Silent System," in which Mr. 
Gotxiwin and Maxine Elliott were seen ; also "The First Jury of 
Women," arranged by Mary Shaw, with twelve women of the ]ury, 
an d^ the ShcriiT, by Burr Mcintosh. 

Mansfield appeared in "Richard III." Nov. 22; " Prince Kar l." 



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Nov. 23 ; " Merchant of Venice." Nov. 24 : " The Devil's Disciple " 
matint^e Nov. 25: and "Beau Brurnmell," night of Nov. 25, and 
matin<^ Nov, 27 ; Mansfield ciosca Kov. 27, with " Dr. lek yUand Mr. 
Hyd e." Mime. Viarda, a Polish actress, made her debut n ere ^ov. 
29, in " Alexandra," a tragedy from the German of Richard Voss. 
The cast was : 



Erwin Max Apple 

Andrea A. H. Stuart 

Anthony Moll Basil West 

Geiiand Frank Evans 



A Physician . . 
Mme. von Erberli 
Charlotte . . . 
Alexandra ■ • ■ 



Harry Gwj-nctte 

Jennie Reiffarth 

Effie Dcnsmorc 

Alexandra Viarda 



This bill was continued a second week. The Memorial services 
of the B. P. O. li (New York Lodge) occurred Sunday evening, Dec. 
5. Viarda acted in "Deborah" Dec. 1 3, for the week; E. J. Henley 
acted Nathan until Thursday, Dec. )6, when he withdrew from the 
cast and Clifford Pembroke succeeded him in the part. The theatre 
had been rented for four weeks by Viarda. but the business was so 
bad that the house was closed Monday, Dec. 20, and was reopened," 
Dec. 31. with Charles Coghlan as the star in " Jhe. Royal Box," a 
romantic play in five acts, adapted from the French of Alexandre 
Dumas, by Mr. Coghtan. It bad this cast: 



Clarence . . . 
IMnce of Wales . 
Count Felsea . . 
Lord Bassett . . 
'I ijM 



. Chas. Coghlan 

Harold Russell 

Albert Hnmin^ 

. Walter Craven 

Charles Stanley 



Winch and Stage Manager 

Claude Brooke 
Marmaduke and Mercutio. Edwin HolT 
Uenvolio .... Frank Sheridan 
Montmorency .... Guy Nichols 



Davis . . . 

Wigcls . . . 

KIckards ■ . 

Servant . . . 
Countess Helen 
CcHa Pryse 
Lady Robert 

Juliet . . . 

Ebba. . . . 



. Charles Plunkett 

. Taylor Granville 

William Morton Jr. 

. . . j. W. King 

Elizabeth Garth 

. . Grace Filkins 

. . . Lulu Klein 

Gertrude Coghlau 

. Addle Plunkett 



"Shore Acres" followed Jan. to, 1898. Fanny Davenport appeared 
Jan. 24 to Jan. 28 in ** La Tosca ; " and " Cleopatra " for the rest of %^ 
the week. She played in "Joan, " by Frances Aymar Matthews, 
Jan. 31, Feb. i and 2. The cast : 



Joan d'Arc . . . 
Charles VII. . . 
Nicholas . . . 
Guy dc Lavell 
Jacaue» .... 
Ear! of Warwick . 
Hishup Kcauvais . 
Duked'Alenfon 



Fanny Davenport 
. . Henry Jewelt 
. Chas. W. Stokes 
Cunningham Ocaiie 
• Frank Tannehill 
. Louis Hendrick 
. . Albert Lang 
Fred M. Mayer 



Count DuDois 
Pasquerel . . 
Agnes ■ . . 
Isabeau d'Arc 
Ilauvctt . . 
Third Jailer . 
Clitchet . . 



. . . Geo. Lay 
. Wm. T. Dutand 
Dorothy Kossmorc 
. Mrs. W. G. Junes 
. Frances Ha-ttings 
. . . Ellis Ryse 
Melbourne MacDovetl 



J 



" Fedora," Feb. 3 and matinc^e Feb. 5 ; " Cleopatra." Feb. 4, and 
closed night of Feb. 5 with " La Tosca." 

Fanny Lily Gipsey Davenport died at South Duxbury, Mass., Sept 



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26, tSpS, and was buried at Forest Mills. Boston. One year prior to 
her death she bad a severe illness, caused^ it is said, by the work and 
responsibility of producing "^..Soldier of F fance. " at the Boston 
Theatre, and her keen disappointment af Ua TSfUlfe. Her last en- 
gagement was at the Grand Opera House, Chicago. 

Fanny Davenport came of an unusually talented theatrical parent- 
age. Her father was Edward L. Davenport, one of the most celebrated 
of American actors. She was born in Great Russell Street near the 
British Museum, London, Eng., April 10, 1850. The eldest of five 
children, Fanny was brought to America at the tender age of 
four. 

Her first glimpse of the footlights was at Burton's Chambers Street 
Theatre in this city. Feb. 23, 1857, then a child of about seven years. 
She sang a verse of " The Star Spangled Banner " in a ballet of little 
girls. Shortly after this she was at the Howard Athenaeum, Boston, 
Mass.. and played Papoose to Brougham's Metamora, August 12, 1857, 
when Brougham's burlesque of *' Metamora, or The Last of the 
Pollywogs " was produced. 

Jliss Davenport came before the New York public Feb. 14. 1862, 
at Niblo's Garden, where she played Charles I.. King of Spain, in 
" Faint Heart Never Won Fair Lady," to the Ruy Gomez of her 
father. 

In 1882 Miss Davenport went to England, making hcrd^but as an 
actress in her native land on Sept. 9 at Toole's Theatre. London, in 
the title-rOle of a new version of " Diana de Lys." While abroad 
her attention was attracted to Sardou's "Fedora." From Miss 
Davenport's mother came the suggestion that she should go to 
France, see Sardou, and secure the American rights to " Fedora." 
Miss Davenport went direct to the French dramatist, and upon the 
payment of a cash bonus of ^5,000 obtained the sole rights of presen- 
tation of '* Fedora" in the United States and Canada. On her 
return to this country, she produced the play Oct. 1. l88j, at the 
Fourteenth Street theatre. She retained "Fedora" for a number 
of years, and on March 3, 1888. at the Broadway Theatre, this city, 
gave to the American public, for the first time, " La Tosca." another 
of Sardou's works. "Cleopatra" was the next Sardou play which 
she presented in this country, Dec. 23, 1890, at the Fifth Avenue 
Theatre. " Gismonda" was the last play by Sardou in which she ap- 
peared, and this was given its first performance Dec. 11, 1894, also 
at the Fifth Avenue Theatre. Her last play was written by Frances 
A. Mathews, and was given its initial production Oct. 20, 1897, at 
the Boston, Mass., Theatre, under the title of " A Soldier of France." 
She afterward presented it as " The Saint and TRc l^ool," annate r 
under the title of "Joan/^ 

Fanny DavenportT^s married July 30, 1879, to Edwin F. Price 
(who has recently been divorced from Kate Baker), and was divorced 



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from bira June 8, 1888. On May 19 of the following year she be- 
came the wife of Willct Melbourne MacDowcll. 

Madame Modjcska began an engagement here Feb. 7 with Joseph 
Haworth as leading man. " Mary Stuart " was given, with this cast: 



Mary Stuart . 
Elizabeth . . 
Robert Dudley 
George Talbot 
William Cecil . 
Earl of Kent . 
Amias I'aulet . 



Mme. Modjeska 
. . Anna Hroctor 
. Lester Lonergan 
George S- Speocer 
John Malonc 
. George Sylvester 
Wadftworth Harris 



Edward Moritmer Joseph Haworth 

Andrew Melvtl . . James M. Ward 
Burgoync . . . W. William Wilson 
Hannah Kconcdy, Mrs. H. £. Sarfient 
Page ...... Maud Nonham 

Margaret Kyrle .... Anaa Daly 



"Magda** was revived Feb. 14-17; "Macbeth" was played Feb. 
15-19; "Camillc/" matinee Feb. 16; "Mary Stuart," night of Feb. 
16; "Measure for Measure," Feb. 18 and matini^e Feb. 19. Dc- 
VVolf Hopper appeared here Feb. 21, in " El Capiian." The theatre 
was closed week of March 7, and reopened Mar(;Tn4 with Modjeska 
in "Mary Stuart," repeated all the week except matinee March [9, 
when " As You Like It " was presented. " Mary Stuart " was given 
March 17; "Macbeth," week of March 21, except matin(^c March 26, 
when " Measure for Measure" was acted. The Actors' society took 
a bcncBt afternoon March 24; Minnie Maddern Fiske revived "Tess 
of the D'UrberviUea." March 28 ; " Hedda Gablcr." by Henryk Ibsen, 
was produced afternoon March 30, and had this cast : George Tesman, 
Leo Ditrichstcin ; Hedda Tesman, Elizabeth Robins; Juliana Tes- 
man, Mrs. Griffith ; Mrs. Elysted, Maida Craigcn ; Judge Brack, Wil- 
liam Courtleigh; Ejlert Lovborg, Ernest Hastings; Bertha, Ellen 
Cummens. 

On April 1 1 " A Bit of Old Chelsea" in one act, by Mrs. Beringcr, 
was produced, and had this cast: 



Jack Hillier . 
Phil McDonneU 
Jtm Dixon . . 



, Forreat Robinson 

. Wilfrid North 

George Trader 



Paul Raymond Frank McCorroack 

Alexandra Victoria Bclchamber 

Minnie Maddern Fiske 



On the same occasion " Love Finds th e Way," a comedy in three 
acts, from the German, by Marg^ueriteJWerington, was produced with 
(his cast : 



Doctor Lee Frrderic de Belleville 

Douglas Colbert . . Forrest Robinson 
Kaymood Winfield . Verncr Clarees 
Edgar Townsend . George Trader 

SimoQ WiUrid North 

WlUiam. . . . Frank McComiack 



Leslie Lotta LInthlcum 

Mrs. Bessell ■ . ■ SydneyCowell 
Madeline, Mrs. Minnie Maddern Fiske 

Helen Alberta Gallatin 

Jane Dorothy Chester 



"Divor^ons" was played June 6. with Mrs. Fiske as Cyprienne. 
The house was closed June 15 for the summer. 

The next season began Sept. 10, with Charles Coghlan in " The 



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Ro yal Box." Joseph Jefferson began an engagement Oct. lo, in 
ne Rivals," which had this cast: 



Anthony Absolute 
Captain Absolute 
Lucius O'Trijfger 
Bob Acres . . . 
Faulkland . ■ ■ 



Verner Oarges 

Otis Skinner 

WHtou Lackaye 

Joseph JcffL-raon 

Joseph Warren 



Oavtd George Denham 

Fag Walter B. Woodall 

Mrs. Malaprop . . . Ffollielt Pa^et 

Lydia Elsii; Leslie 

Lucy Utanche Bender 



In consequence of the illness of Mr. Jefferson, the house was closed 
Friday night, Nov. 4, until Nov. 21, when Augustin Daly took the 
management of the house for a few weeks and presented ' LA J<una - 
way Gir l." that had been running at Daly's Theatre. Adcle Ritchie 
was in the cast, having replaced Yvetle V^ioletteas Dorothy. Minnie 
Maddern Fiskc returned here Feb. 27, 1899, in " Magda," supported 
by Fred de Belleville. 

**Love Finds The Wa>" and "A Bit Of Old Chelsea" were re- 
peatc3'M ir^li is: " I rou Frou " was produced March 20. This play 
was continued March 27,28,29. " Dtvorcons " and " JJttle Ital y " 
were seen March 30 and the two following nights. *' 1 ittleTlIaly " 
was by Horace H. Fry. and the cast was: Fabio Ronaldi, Frederic 
de Belleville; Michele, Tyrone Power; Gioja, Ipha Dahl; Giulia. 
Minnie Maddern Fiske. 

The annual benefit for the Actors' I'-und occurred afternoon of 
March 23. Robert G. IngersuU gave an address, entitled "The Chil- 
dren of the Stage;" a scene from ".X!lc.^lU5it£lfifiXS " presented by 
James O'Neill and company followed. ATter this came the second 
act of '* The Moth an d the Flame," by Herbert Kelcey and Effie Shan- 
non; then the one-act play, "The Siiej^t Syslen)," by Nat. C. Good- 
win and Maxine Elliott ; CissieToftus gave her imitations ; and single 
acts were given from " Rev. G riffith Davenport " by James A. Heme 
and company; "Thejiea^ of the Family," by Wm. H. Crane and 
company; and "Frou Frou," by Minnie Maddern Fiskc and com- 

ny. April 3 "Tess "f the D'Urbervilles" was revived. The house 
was closed April 11, but was reopened April 12 with Chas. Coghlan's 
new play " Citizen Pierre," which had this cast : 



Pierre dc Briard . . Charles Coghlan 

Paul Rol^ert Drouet 

General Guyot Lebel, Charles Stanley 
Ahb^ Dangeau . . ■ Barton Hill 

; DantOR .... Charles Cbappelle 

Hue W. I. Hurley 

Mesnil Claude Brooke 

Laporte J. W. Bankson 

iCoHclard Harry Hanlon 



Blanchard . . 
Voung Btanchanl, 
Waiter . . . . , 
Heloise Tison 
Madame Tison . . 
Hermance Lcbcl . . 
Madame Blanchard 
Marcelline . . . . 
Madame de Servan . 



R. C. Chamberlin 
Beatrice Morrison 
. . W. Morton 
Margaret Anglln 
. Rose Evtinge 
. Adelyn Wesley 
Miss H. Neville 
E. Barriscale 
. Mrs. £. Davis 



Owing to the failure of the play the theatre was closed abruptly 
night of April 17 and the audience dismissed. The house was re- 
opened May 4 with " The Charlatan." a comic opera ; music by John 



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Philip Sousa, book hv ^harlea tCle in. 
principal character. Tlie house was cl 
The next season began Tuesday. S 
adapted by Langdon 
cast was : 

Marquis of 5te)me 
Sir Pitt Crawley, 
Pilt Ciawley - . 
Rawdon Crawley, 
William Dobbin . 
C;eorj;e Osborne . 
Joseph Scdley 
Major Loder . . 
Lord Bareacres • 
Lord Tarqutn . . 
Lord Soutndown . 



De Wolf Hopper played the 



. . Tyrone Power 
Robert v. Ferguson 
. Charles Plunkelt 
Maurice Barrymore 
. . Wilfrid North 
. Stanley RignoUl 
. William F. Owen 
. . E. L. Walton 
W. L. Brnnscombc 
. . Frank Rcichcr 
Frank McCormack 



Duke of Brunswick 
Haggles . . . 
LaiKJlord . . 
liecky Sharp . 
Amelia Sedfey 
Miss Crawley . 
Marchioness . 
Lady Bareacres 
Briggs . . . 
Fifinc . . . 



. B. B. Belcher 

Arthur Maitland 

. Olto Meyer 

Mrs. Fiske 

Zenaide Williams 

. Ethel Douglas 

. Jean Chamblin 

Francesca Lincoln 

Marj' Maddern 

Elhelwyn Hoyt 



Augustus Cook appeared Nov. i8 as the Marquis of Stcyne. 
Dec 25 " Three Lit tle Lambs." by R. A. Barnet with music by 
E. W. CorlissTwasproSuccd, with this cast: 



Jack Hardwicke . . William E. Philp 
David Tooke . . Raymond Hitchcock 
Hungry Jim ■ . Edmund Lawrence 
Col. Bogey Bulger . - Harold Vizard 
Willie Puller .... Tom Hadaway 
Dakota Dick . - William T. Carlcton 
O'Hara Thomas Whiflfen 



Algy Vandemeer 
James Meek 
Beatrice Jerome 
Gretchen Dare 
Phyllis Argylc 
Patience . . 
Janet Vane 



Richard Ridgely 
John Taylor 
. Adele Ritchie 
Nellie Braggins 
Marie Cahill 
. Clara Ualmer 
. . Ida Kawley 



The house was closed Feb. 6, 1900, but was reopened Feb. 7, with 
" The Countes s Chiffon," adapted from the French by Harry St. 
Mauri iKe t^'Sy Tiarf- this cast : Alix, \Vm. Harcourt ; Adelle, 
Grace George ; Duchess de Lignc Droit, Henrietta Osbournc ; 
Eugenie, Bijou Fernandez; Mark Flamaran, John Blair; Rose, Ella 
Salisbury; Achille Hougerot, J. G. Saville ; Stefan Sepptemonts, 
Walter Clifford ; Le Marquis de Froidet, Frank Hatch ; M. Huelvin, 
Kdgar Walton; Madame de Noiret, Vivia Ogden ; Annette de Noiret, 
Ruth Copley; Marie, Aflfie Warner; Madame Dumont, Bertha 
Tueman. 

It was a complete failure and Feb. 12 "Mile. Fifi" was presented, 
with Grace George as the star; Mme. Modjcska returned Feb. 26, 
in •• Mary Stuart," which was repeated Feb. 27, 28 ; March i, 2, 3, 
" MarieAt^^insUfij" by Qlinton S tuart, was given, with this cast : 

Louis XVI. . . . John E. KeHcrd j Queen Audu Mary Hall 

Madame Elizabeth . . Kate DalgHsh I Citizenes.s Hautt . Hannah £. Sargent 
Madame Adtflai'de, Hannah £. Sargent [ Marie Antoinette • Helena Modjeska 
Madame de Tourzel . Hattie Buskirk I 

For the matinees March 3. 7, "The Ladies Battle" was played 
with Cissie LoUus as Leoni ; March 5. "Macbeth," with Kellerd as 



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Macbeth, John T. Malone as Macduff, and Modjeska as Lady 
Macbeth. Matinees March 6. 8, ** Twelfth Night," with Cissie 
Loftus as Viola ; " Macbeth " was given alt the week of March 12 
except matinee March 10, when "Much Ado About Nothing" was 
acted. 

*• Oliver QQldsmith. " by Augustus Thomas, was seen for the first 
time in New Vork.^arch 19, with this cast: 



Boswell .... 
Feathers toae ■ . 
Roger .... 
Capi. Horoeck 
Samh FcAiherstane 
Mary Horneclc 
EdmuDde Uurke . 
Dr. Samuel Johnson, 
David Garrick 
Capt. Horaeck 
Xenrick . . . 



. Beaumont Smith 

Edward Dodge 

. . Waller Clews 

. . ClifiEord Leigh 

Jeffreys Lewis 

Florence Kockwell 

. . Walter Hale 

H. A. Weaver 

Henry E. Dixey 

. . Clifford LeiRh 

Ogden Stevens 



Oliver Goldsmith . . . Stuart Robson 
Coleman . . . Joseph P. Winter 
Tony Lumpkin . . . O. £. HalUm 
Dnimmona . . . Bert Washburn 
Little Annie .... Ricca Scott 
Little Mary . . . Monica Harris 
Mrs. Higgins .... Bessie Scott 
Twitch ..... Henry E. Dixcy 

Flannigan James Grant 

BifT Charles E. Long 



The Confederate Veteran camp had a benefit afternoon of April 
6, given by Stuart Robson and his company. 

Joseph Jefferson returned here April 10, in " Rip Vaq Winkle ." 
which he played all the week except night of April 21, when 
"The Rivals" was given. ** The Cricket on the H earth " and 
" Lend Me Five Shillings" waslKe bill April 23, and continued for 
two weeks; April 30 and May 1, 3, and matinees May 2 and 5, " Rip 
Van Winkle," also nights May 2, 4; "The Rivals," night of May 5 ; 
'•Crictet on the Hearth" and " I-end Me Five Shillings," May 17. 
Then the theatre was closed, to be reopened May 7 under F. l*". 
Proctor's management as a vaudeville house of " continuous perform- 
ances." The transition of the Fifth Avenue Theatre from a dramatic 
temple to a variety house was accomplished within forty-eight hours. 
Joseph Jcfiferson and his company retired after the evening perform- 
ance on the 5th, and workmen at once began removing the old 
scenery of the theatre, which was replaced by a new and handsome 
scenic outfit. The first performance was Monday morning, May 7, 
1900. Among the attractions were Thomas Q. Seabrookejeannette 
I-aurie, Geor ge V. Hobart, Eric Hope (Earl of Yarmouth), Louise 
Gallowy, ana others. 



BRYANTS MINSTREL HALL 

WHEN Mr. Dan Bryant and hts company vacated Mechanics 
Hall, 472 Kroadway, they sought a home further up town, 
and found in Tammany Hall on the north side of Fourteenth Street, 
near Third Avenue, a theatre fitted up in this building, which they 



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opened as "Bryant's Minstrel Hall" May 18. 1868. In the 

company were: Nelse Seymour, James Unsworth, Eugene, Monroe 

Dempster, W. P. Grier. Charles Henry, J. P. Hogan, Eph Horn, R. 

Hughes, C. W. Rockafeller, J. H. Ross, G. B. Ross, J. Garatagua, 

G. H. Schott. James Morrison. G. Trunkelt, and Francis Bracht. 

J. K. Emmet joined in June, and remained a few weeks. Warren 

iWhite, P. St. Clair, Raphael de Solla (boy tenor), and Neil Bryant, 

^his 6rst appearance in three years, were shortly afterward added. 

The company closed April 17, 1869, and went on a brief tour, but 

^reappeared May 10, with Dave Reed in the organization. The 

Fftcason was closed July 34. 

The Bryants commenced their next season Sept. 13, 1869, with 
Dan Bryant. Dave Reed, Unsworth, Eugene, W. P. Grier, J. G. 
Russell, T. Brandisi, Monroe Dempster, G. W. Rockafeller, Dele- 
hanty and Hengler. Jasper H. Ross, J. Morrison, J. Garatagua. and 
I J. H. Savori. Savori retired from the profession several years ago 
and has been living in Harlem, practising medicine as Dr. Wheeler. 
I *' .Shoo Fly^w as a very successful song and dance ; it reached its loolh 
; performance Jan. 22, 1870. The builcaiiucof " Hamlet " was done 
I March 21, with Eugene as the Queen, GTuTH. GriflRn as the King, 
! Unsworth as the Ghost, LittJc Mac as Laertes, Brandisi as Horatio, 
i and Rockafeller as Ophelia. It ran until May 25. " Shoo Fly " had 
2^5 representations. The house was closed night June 2, as Dan 
Bryant had a benefit at the Academy of Music. The house was re- 
opened night of June 3. and the Bryants closed the season and their 
tenancy of this hall June 4. John Allen and Chas. Pcttingill's min- 
strels took possession of this hall June 6, and with the following 
company: Johnny Allen, Charley Pcttingill. Eph Horn, Walter Bray, 
Fayette Welch, Bobby Ncwcomb, and others. Their season lasted 
two weeks. The house was next known as "The Germania 
Theatre," and was opened Sept. 27, 1S74, for German dramatic 
performances by Ad. Neuendorff, and continued until January, i88t. 
Rosen's comedy, *' Lemons" was first acted here Nov. 18, 1875. 
" Through New York in Eighty Hours," a local sketch by Mr. Neuen- 
dorff, was played for the first time Nov. 3, '1876. Mathilde Cutlrelly 
appeared in the character of a variety actress. 

Tony Pastor, in February, 1881, leased this house. The bur- 
Icasiuc, " The Pie*Rata of Penn Ya n," was given Feb. 8, 1881. Flora 
Irwin, WTa. Marks, Sam'l Holds'worth, John Morris, Frank Girard, 
William Lester, Lillian Russell. May Irwin, and Florence Merton 
were in the cast. N. D. Roberts rented the house for one week, 
commencing Oct. 10, and produced the pantomime, '* Humpty 
Dumpty." This house became known to the public as " ToNV 
Pastor's New Fourteenth Street Theatre." The season be- 
f^an Oct. 24, 1881, with the following company : Ferguson and Mack, 
Frank E. McNish, Lcland Sisters, Lester and Allen, Lizzie Sims, 

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A HISTORY OF THE NEW YORK STAGE Cxm? 



French Twin Sisters. Lester and Williams, LiiHe Western, Ella 
Wesncr, McAvoy and Rogers, Dan Collyer, and Frank Girard, A 
matinee performance April 3, 1882, was for the benefit of the 
Actors' Fund. 

The burlesque of " Patience, or The Stage Struck Maiden ." was 
seen here Jan. 23, i^SjTwith this cast: mlAMfi. LllllSH Kussell; 
Buntbome, Jacques Kruger; Lady Angela, May Irwin ; Grosvenor, 
Flora Irwin. This ran for eight weeks and was followed, March 19, 
with *' Billie Taylor," which continued for four weeks, cast thus: 
Phccbe, Liliran Russell; Harnacle. Jacques Kruger; William, Flora 
Irwin ; Eliza, Jennie Christi ; Susanna, Bessie Grey. Mile. Barrelta 
did a sailor's hornpipe during the burlesque. This lady was after- 
wards known as Marie Vanoni. Mme. Janauschek appeared here 
March 30 for Harry Sanderson's benefit. 

"The Mascot " was presented April 15, with Fanny Wentworth as 
Bettina; Maggie Duggan, Fiametta; and J. H. Rennie as Lorenzo. 
"Billie Taylor" was revived March 18, 1883. and ran for three 
weeks. Rose Temple was Phofbe; Jacques Kruger, Barnacle; and 
Flora Irwin. William. Neil Burgess produced ' j^Vlm " Sept 3, 1883. 
Evans and Hoey's " A Parlor Match " was first acted in New York 
at this house Sept. 22. 1884. MrTznd Mrs. George Knight came 
here Jan. 4, 1885. in " Over the Garden Wall." for four weeks. The 
burlesque " Orpheus and Eurydice " was presented Feb, 8. 

" Bijah ^risby " a farce comedy, was produced June 27, 1887, with 
this cast : 



Bijah Fnsty .... John Jennings 
Tom and Henry . Robert V. Ferguson 

Jcru&Ua Mollie Ilernard 

Tim P. N. Smith 

CHeriker .... Blanche Sherwood 
Marion Queeoie Vassar 



Louise Lizzie Hunt 

Horace J. K. Hrowne 

Clarence . . . . H. D. Blackmorc 

Peie J. D. Rowland 

Jew Joseph Howard 



"Two Fine^Ducks" was presented July 18, 1887: 



Bang Hany Ktraell 

Patsey Joe Hart 

Tick Kalie Han 

Mrs. Scissors . . ■ Mrs. Sol Aiken 

Meek Henry Lipphart 

Tatters Geo- Hocy 



Adam John Kemell 

Reuben Sol Aiken 

Tilly Belle La Verde 

Twister Sam Bernard 

Kags Chas. Smith 

Mrs. Prim Gussie Hart 



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Sylvester Cornish, metropolitan debut, Dec. 19, 1S87; Richard 
Pitrot, New York debut, Dec. 19, 1887; Elmer Ransom, March 5, 1888. 
In Feb., 18S8. Mr. Pastor renewed his lease (or ten years, at an annual 
rental of ;$ 10,000. This was one of the very few theatres that were 
open on the memorable blizzard night, March 12, 1888. On March 26 
the Sisters St. Albert, Revene and Athos, Farrell and Wilmott, and 
the Armstrongs made their American debut. " I^iulfi-Jiuggct " 



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was first performed in New York at this theatre on April 23, 1888. 
Early in the summer of 188S the house was renovated and repaired 
at an expense of $15,000. The work was on the point of being 

^finished, when a fire broke out and the place was completely de- 
stroyed morning of June G, 1S8S. "^Iu:;l;s' Landing" was the at- 
traction during the week of the fire. A new house was built and 

[opened Oct. 22, 1888, when Annie Oakley, King Kalkaska, Ribband 

IBobb, Millie Hylton. Kate and James Donncll, and the Twibell 

{Sisters made their American d^but. The Darrows appeared Nov. 

■19, 1888. There was an afternoon benefit for the widow of T. M. 

'Hcngler Jan. 10. 1889. Theo Julian appeared March 31, 1890. 
*' Widow Bgdott " was played July 7, with Joseph Palmer as the 
Widow. James Reilly first appeared in this city as a star Aug. 18. 
1890, in " The Rrppm Majcer of Carlsb ad." Juniori Valarez, French 
singer, madle her American dcb^iit Nov. 30, 1891 ; Birdie Brightling 
(American d^but), Au^f- i, 1892 ; Vesta Victoria, vocalist (American 

' d^but), Dec. 12 ; Mile. Paquerette, vocalist (American debut), Jan. 2, 
1893. Some of the very best European and American specialty 
performers have appeared at this house. Among them, and not in- 
cluded in the list given above, are the following: Richard Pitrot, 
New York d^but, Dec. 19, 1887; Elmer Ransom, New York di^but, 
March 5. 1888; The Darrows, New York d6but, Nov. 19, 1888; 
Jennie Valmore, American d^but, Dec. 25, 1889; Henri Cazman, 
American d^but, March 31, 1890; Theo Julian, New York diibut, 
April 7, 1890; Three Haytors, Eva Vincent, and the Sisters Hed- 
derwick. New York d^but Oct. 27, 1890; Mile. Beatrice. New York 
debut, Oct. 7, 1890; Bessie Bonehill, American d^but. Oct. 31, [889; 
the Downies. American d*^but, Jan. 26. 1891 ; the Glinscretti Troupe, 
American d^but, Jan. 26, 1891 ; Jenny Hill, American d6but. Feb. 
23. 1891 ; Amy Swainc (Pearl Andrews), professional debut, March 
17. 1891 ; May Oliver and James Brownson, American d6but, April 
13, 1891; Gertrude Reynolds, professional d6but. April 13, 1S91; 
Eva Bcrtoldi, Kara, Mr. and Mrs. Ailison, and Fulgora. metropol- 
itan d^but, Aug. 31, 1891 ; Frank Caffrey, Sept. 28, i8gi ; Herbert 
Albini. American d^but, Nov. 2, i8gi ; Fred W. Malburn, American 
d^but, Sept. 12, 1892; Mile. Vallery Chattel!, American debut, Nov- 
21, 1892. 

Tony Pastor celebrated his twenty-eighth anniversary as a 
theatrical manager, March 21, 1893. 

Mile. Theodora made her American debut April 10 ; Nellie 
L'Estrange. vocalist, Aug. 2 ; Bessie Bonehill reappeared in America 
Aug. 14; Mile. Duclerc, vocalist, first appeared in America Nov. 13. 
Minnie. Jennie, and Emmie Lynan made their American d^but 
March 19, 1894; Vesta Tilley was seen for the first time in this 
country April 16, in male impersonations; Antoinette Barga made 
her American d^but Dec. 1; Kilty Nolan, Dec. 17; Vesta Tilley, 



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having returned from Europe, reappeared here April 22, 1895, and 
sang "The Man who Broke the Brokers Down in Wall Street." 
Her new songs were: "Some Dance the 1-ancers," "Captain 
Wallop 'Em.'* " French Mamzcllc," " Down Rotten Row." and 
"The Sad Sea Waves." 

The regular season closed June i. The Harry Watson combina- 
tion appeared here June 3, in " The Tyo flat s." Bessie Bellwood 
reappeared Nov. 25; Billy Birch had a benent Sunday night, Dec. 
22. On Jan. 20, 1896, there was a change in the policy of the 
bouse, when Tony Pastor commenced the " continuous performance " 
system. The prices of admission were reduced to: balcony twenty 
cents, parquet 30 cents. Tony Pastor celebrated his thirty-first 
year as a manager on March 23. Lady Sholto Douglas (Lorelta 
Addis) made her debut May 25. 



THE TAMMANY 

EARLY in 1867 "The Tammany Society." New York, came to 
the conclusion that Park Row was too far down town for their 
social and political purposes, and they found a new home on East 
Fourteenth Street, where they erected the present " Tammanv 
i^ALL." It was situated on the north side of Fourteenth Street, be- 
tween Third Avenue and Irving Place. The comer-stone was laid 
July 4, 1867. by John T. Hoffman, mayor of the city and Grand 
Sachem of the society. The building was completed early in July, 
1868, and was opened Sunday evening, July 12, with a concert, pro- 
ceeds of which were devoted to benevolent purposes. G. F. Hall. 
Arthur Matthison, S. C. Campbell, W. H. Davis, Henry Sanderson, 
Howard Glover, Mme. Bageard, Fanny Stockton, Lillie Eldridge, 
and Grafulla's Seventh Regiment Band appeared on this occasion. 
No other entertainment was given here until Henry C. Jarrett and 
Harry Palmer secured a lease of the building at an annual rental of 
S25,ooo. and called it "The Tammanv." 

The Tammany Society used a small room, and Bryant's minstrels 
occupied a hall on the first flcwr. The upper hall, which was fitted 
up in the style of a first-class theatre, was devoted to the principal 
performances^ while the rooms upon the other floors were used as a 
smoking divan, a ladies' restaurant, a bar-room, and a small hall for 
magical performances. In the basement were the Punch and Judy 
show, a panorama, a lunch counter, and the bar. Leonard Grover, 
director. The admission was 50 cents, with an extra charge for 
reserved scats. 

The initial performance took place Jan. 4, 1869. "The Star 
Spangled Banner," by Robt. Green, baritone, and the entire com- 



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pany, including^ a boy chorus. Sig. G. Opcrti was the conductor. 

'An address, written by A. Oakey Hall, was delivered by Louisa 
Moore : a ballet followed, led by Marie BonfantI ; then came the 
chorus, " The Men of Harlech," followed by comic songs by Ernee 
Clarke; burlesque scenes by the Dashwood Sisters, Emily and 
Lizzie ; a burlesque by H. B Farnie, called "The Page's Uevcl, or 
A SumrnfT Nif;ht*s Brvnnac," introducing Affce Harrison, Lizzie 
ICeJscy, bailie .Maddox. Bessie Sudlow, and others; comic duet, by 
Sheridan and Mack; burl esque s cene, "After Dusk," by Mr. and 
Mrs. Valentine Love ; trapeze pcrTormanccs by Vi. and Mme. Sen- 
yah; " N icodemuaJ ' a pantomime, by the Maffit and Bartholomew 
company; trapeze exercises by the Victorellis; and an allegorical 
tableau, called "The Birth of the New Year," by Getz. In the side 
sahtts were seen Punch and Judy, Fantoccini, stitt-walking by G. 
Parker, and other entertainments. 

On Jan. t6a large hall in the basement was opened and known as 
the " Cake Amusant." It was under the direction of the Messrs. 
Dorlon, the oyster men. The Schopfer Family, at occasional inter- 
vals, rendered Tyrolean airs. Subsequently Risley's band of Japanese, 
Harry Raynor, and the Gregory Family, gymnasts, appeared Jan. 

I S3. The gross receipts for the month of January amounted to 

^40,303, an average of $1,443 nightly. April 21, a burlesque, by 
Farnie. on *' Kp^'"°l^'^ ^TtiSC^ ' was produced. Fii^'ttlis Louis 
Mestayer, the Zanfrettas, the Carons, and many other new people 

'appeared. On May 24 M. VV. Lcffingwcll, Emma Grattan^ Lcona 
Cavender (her first appearance in New York), Mrs. VV. A. Andrews, 
and Laura West came to the house, and the burlesque of '* Cinder- 
ella " was produced. On June 7 J. J. Wallace joined the company, 
and Leffingwell was seen as " Kgrpeo J affier Jenkins." Adelgitha 

IMonti. danseuse, and Robert Green, baritone, were among the attrac- 

Itions; also Henry Ellard, tenor; Albert Stuyvesant, basso; VVra. 
Fletcher, basso profundo; Masters Henry Whiting, James Hurlburt, 
Vincent Ludlow, Hiram Ellsworth, Franklin Barnes, Geo. Cleveland, 
G. Smith, David McKenna, William Henderson, Horace Betty, 
James Walters, Clinton Walters, Henry Cassiday, Lewis Hart, 

.Horatio Nelson, John Furguson, Ben Maginley and Frederick Kent. 

[in the tcrpsichorean department were Marie Bonfanti, Emma Clarke 

I (her first appearance in America), the Lascelle Sisters, Jose Strandel, 
Marie Theresa, Miles. Caroline, Gabriellc, Deta6amina, Amelia, Rose 
Hopgood. Alice McLean, Lillie Whiting, Mary Colson, Emma Schell, 
Laura West, Miles. Mclvina, Elsie, Saxe. Carrier, and others. Mons. 
Carlo Carl was the mattre de baiUt. In the pantomime company 

iircrc James H. Maffit, Clown; William Bartholomew, Pantaloon; 

^C. W. Ravel. Harlequin: and Marie Remond, Columbine. In the 
variety department were Ernee Clarke, vocalist; Sheridan and Mack. 
Mons, and Mme. Senyab, the Brothers Victorelli. William, Matthew, 



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and AnUnac, ftjiMiMfi, and Oimttaa Hartz- The Poscb and Judy 
ibow was under the directioci of Hanky and Breve: There was 
an ordbestni of twcnty^tbice asstdans. oodcr tbc d ii ei li uu of Sig. 
G. OpertL "Fra DbTolo" was pro dn ced June ii. and the season 
dosed June 19. Business Cor the fiist ■owlh was rery great, the 
attendance averaging kmr limn Mil pcisuiii. 

The next season cocnaBcnced Aug. t6, 18691 Tlie company con- 
sisted oi. the Lauri Family of pantomimists and dancers, Fanny 
Prestige, Alice Harrison. Maggie DesoKMsd, Annie Comlbrth. Marion 
Geddes, May Robinson. Irene WakoC. Loois Mestayer, A. H. Sheldon, 
PaaUnc Markbatn, W. H. Grahaxn, Roscoe Vming. SocTclkrci Hat- 
ficid, Locas Snodgrass, a corps of twelve clog dancers, beaded by 
Bobby Newcomb ; a ctfrfs de hmlltt of twcniy-lbree bdies, directed 
\rf John Lauri; the Wesner Sisters, d^Msaut^; Harry Gurr, the 
swimmer; J. 6. Curran, Roscoe Vining. G. Freeman, and Prof. 
Roberts, illusionist. The Sylvester Family, consisting of Prof. 
Alfred, Alfred junior, and Miss Sylvester, from the Royal Polytechnic, 
London, were announced for tbe opening night, but did not appear. 
Joseph Arnold led the orchestra in tbe theatre and Herr Heinrich 
Gunzcl was director of the rou&ic in the concert-room. S. H. Vemcy 
was stage manager. Tbe dramatic feature of the opening was a 
borlfiflaiae-caJled " The Quee n 9! Jr^ea rts-" in which Pauline Mark- 
bam plajrej FlorizeT; Alice harrisoo. Princess Euchre; Miss Des- 
mond, Sarah ; Louis Mestayer, the Queen ; C. Lauri, the Knave ; 
and H. Laari an Old Woman. In the third act was introduced a 
trapeze act by the Torres Brothers, a skating act by Moc and Good- 
rich, the song and dance of " Love Among the Roses" by sixteen 
boys, and a wooden-shoe dance by the corps di bnllet. In the lovtvr 
saloon Harry Gurr gave fais aquatic feats in a glass tank, eating, 
smoking, and drinking while under water. In another room Prof. 
I..ogrenia exhibited his trained canaries. 

James B. Curran of this company died in Cleveland. Ohio. Oct. 
2, 1888, aged fifty^eight years. His last appearance on the stage 
was at the Opera House. Cleveland, during the week of June ll. 
1888, as Dr. Lanyon, in ** Dr. Jckyll and Mr.H^de." The Riearelli 
Brothers, gymnasts and acrobats, appeared here Sept. 13. and 
James Mace, the pugilist, made his American debut SepL 20, in 
" poses plastiqucs." Pooley Mace, his brother, appeared Oct. 4. and 
the two were seen nightly in sparring exhibitions. Mace closed 
his engagement Oct. 16. Levy, the cornet soloist, appeared at a 
Sunday concert Oct. 17. 

Tbe Hanlon Brothers, George, William, Alfred, Edward, and 
Frederick, appeared Nov. i in their gymnastic and acrobatic per- 
formances. Lauri Family, with Prof. French and his performing 
dogs and William Carlcton, Irish comedian, were seen the same 
night. On Dec. 6 Dick Sands, clog dancer, came here ; Kose Masscy 




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played in the farce " The Eton Boy ;" and Fanny Herrinf? and Moses 
W. Fiske presented '* BadJ^ifil^," a travesty of " Richard III." 

William Car leton Thmmitted suicide in this city Aug. 18, 1885. 
His Ameircan debut was made at Tony Pastor's Opera House, where 
the People's Theatre now is, Feb. 26, 1866, as Nathaniel Winkle 
in " Pickwick Paper s." He appeared at the Worrell Sisters' Theatre, 
Broaaway, near it,ighth. Jan. 22, 1868. He was married to Mrs. 
Peck, formerly Jennie Gilmore, who died May 5, 1874. His second 
wife died in 1879. He was the author of Emmet's play "Fritz in 
Ireland." and travelled with him. He revis ed " ,Muldoon's Picnic " 
and called it " Irish _A rijtocracy." He was the author oi many 
other successful plays" 

John Allen. Charles Pettengill, and Delehanty & Hengler's min- 
strels appeared here Jan. 3, 1870. ** The Glorigus Seven" was 
produced Jan. 31. Rose Massey, Ethel Norman, AHce Harrison, 
Edith Challis, Belle Land, M. W. Fiske. J. J. Wallace, and A. H. 
Sheldon were in the cast. John C Heenan and Jim Mace were seen 
in a sparring act Feb. 17, t8, 19, and the house was closed Feb. 23. 

It was reopened April 4, under the management of Josh Hart; 
smoking was permitted, and an attempt was made to introduce the 
London music hall style of entertainment. In the company were: 
Prof. Risley's European combination, including a Spanish baiUt 
corps ; Azeila, a female gymnast ; G. W. Jester, ventriloquist ; Emma 
Alford, serio-comique; Clara Vernon, balladist; Sydney Franks, 
comic vocalist, and the Sisters Lelia and Florence ; the Lauri Family ; 
M. Agoustc, juggler; William Hamilton, vocalist; Prof. Tanner and 
his dogs; Cool Burgess, Chas. Howard, Billy Carter; and an English 
ballet was given. The gallery was divided into two portions, and 
the admission was fifty and twenty-five cents. Smoking and drink- 
ing were permitted in the lower part of the house. It was closed as 
a regular place of amusement, June 18, 1870. 

On Sunday evening, April 9, 1876, an entertainment by a band of 
colored [people, called the " Ccntcnnialites," gave a Jubilee concert. 
It was given under the management of Tony Denier, who gave the 
New York public a sight of Dr. I^ndis, a gentleman who had been 
"acting" in Philadelphia. The Tammany was engaged for May 9, 
10, and he appeared as Hamlet and Richard III., in costume, with an 
imaginary company, which meant that no other person was allowed 
on the stage. Richmond, Lady Anne, and the other parts were read 
from behind screens, while the Doctor alone roared and bellowed. 

This was the last entertainment of any kind given in the 
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THE HIPPODROME 

SITUATED on the west side of Fourth Avenue, between Twenty- 
sixth and Twenty-seventh streets was the Hippodrome. About 

1853 the Harlem Railroad company bought the property. At first 
the only use they made of the land was for a small starting-oflice at 
Twenty-sixth Street and Fourth Avenue, for the city car Hnc. In 

1854 a building was erected for the reception of milk trains and the 
delivery of milk and farmers* produce at night. In 1863 a passenger 
station for the New York, New Haven, and Hartford Railroad was 
built. When the Grand Central Station at Forty-second Street was 
completed, in 1871, the building was abandoned by the railroad 
company and leased to P. T. Bamum, Wm. C. Coup, Dan Costello, 
and Hurd in 1873, who opened a place of amusement with the 

"Congress of Nations," a colossal equestrian entertainment. 

Soon afterward Sheridan Shook and Patrick Gilmore put the 
building into use as a museum. It occupied an entire block, extend- 
ing from Fourth to Madison Avenue and Twenty-sixth to Twenty- 
seventh streets. The Moody and Sankey religious revivals were 
held here, attended by crowds that packed the place. Barnum fol- 
lowed with his circus menagerie April 27, t874, and Roman Hip- 
podrome. After that there were dog shows and horse shows. 
Gilmore began a season of summer concerts May 29, 1875, and the 
house was familiarly known as " Gilmore*s Garden." Harvey Dod- 
worth was musical conductor, and M. Arbuckle was one of the 
attractions. Jacques Offenbach, the composer, made his American 
d6but May ti, 1876. 

Barnum opened here Oct. 9, 1876. In September, 1877, Sheridan 
Shook was proprietor, E. G. Gilmore manager, and P. S. Gilmore 
musical director. On May 31, 1879, the place was called "The 
Madison Square Garden," and opened with a concert ; Harvey 
Dodworth, musical director. Comic opera next reigned for a time. 
" Pinafore " was sung Aug. 25, 1879, on a real ship surrounded by 
real water in a great tank, which, it is said, was the largest ever 
used for such a purpose. Part of the cast was: 



Josephine Liseite Erlani 

Capt. Corcoran . . • J- F, Brand 
UobsUy .... Arthur Van Houten 



Ralph Hayden Tilla 

Sir Joseph Forter. . . . Digby Bell 
Deadeye .... John J. Priniz 
Buttercup . . Charlotte Hutchings 

It terminated its run Sept. 12. 

Marie Aimcc appeared here in a Sunday concert on Sept. 7, 
assisted by Maurice Grau's opera troupe. A six days' " jjo-as-you- 
please" walking-race commenced Sept. 22. Charles Rowell, Samuel 
Merritt, George Hazael, and others were contestants. 



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A benefit performance was given here March 17, 18S0, in aid of 
The Herald Irish Relief Fund. The Hanneman Homceopathic Fair 
was held in April, 1880, and one night a terrible accident occurred, 
one of the walls falling in and several persons being killed. 

All kinds of entertainments have been held here, — professional 
pedestrian contests, boxing-matches, athletic tournaments, and dizzy 
French masked balls. John L. Sullivan and many other prominent 
lights of the fistic arena have boxed in the glare of the Madison 
Square gaslights. It was here that Charley Rowell. the English 
pedestrian twice travelled to victory and the possession of many 
thousands of dollars. On Nov. 23. 1882. Adam Forepaugh opened 
this •* garden " with Cod v & Salsbury's, ** Wild West Sh ow." in a more 
extensive and effective form than ever before known in connection 
with that enterprise. It was presented in a dramatic form. Steele 
Mackaye conducted the programme. "Joe" Coburn, the pugilist, 
bad a benefit Dec. 28, 1882, when, in addition to several " set-tos " 
between other professionals, John L. Sullivan and Coburn gave the 
" wind up." 

Lilian Norton was a solo singer at the Gilmore summer con- 
certs. She is now a leading prima donna, and known as Mme. 
Lilian Nordica. 

P. T. Harnum took possession of this place March 26, 1883, with 
his circus. He also occupied it on March 16, 1885. "Pinafore" 
was done here June 13, 1887, with this cast: 



Sir Joseph Chas. Cooie 

CapL Corcoran . , - Gustave Hall 

Ralph Henr)' Hilliard 

Dcadeye Henry Peakes 

Bobstay John Clarke 



Josephine 
Hebe . . 
Buttercup 
Silent Man 



Emma Henry 
S>lvia Gerrisn 
Delia Kellogg 
Robert Frazer 



The Harnum and Forepaugh circus and menagerie, with Buffalo 
Bill's " VVild VVest " show, appeared March 14, 1887. Fred Innes' 
Thirteenth KegTment band made its first appearance in New York 
in concert Oct. 7, 1888, and P. T. Harnum commenced a season 
March 22, 1889. A company was formed during the summer of 
1889, for the purpose of erecting a new building. The members 
of it were J. Pierpont Morgan, James T. Woodward, Charles Lanier. 
Alfred B. Darling, Darius O. Mills, Charles Crocker, George S. 
Bowdoin, Adrian Isclin, Edward D. Adams, Cornelius Fcllowcs» and 
William C. Gulliver. 

Workmen commenced to tear down the old building August 7, 
1889. The new " Madison Square Garden AMrniTHEATKH" ex- 
tends from Twenty-sixth to Twenty-seventh streets, and occupies 
about two-thirds of the block between Madison and Fourth avenues. 
South of the main entrance, overlooking Madison Square, is a concert 
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into a ball-room. Oa the north side of the main entrance is the 
Garden Theatre. The p'eat amphitheatre has a permanent seating 
capacity for nearly eight thousand people, including one hundred 
and fifty private boxes; while for conventions and similiar great 
gatherings twelve thousand persons can be accommodated. 

This colossal place of amusement was opened June i6. 1890. The 
attractions were Johann Straus' orchestra and two ballets. The 
first was " Choosing the National Flower." the second was ** Peace 
and War." and they were directed by Leon Espinosa. In the first 
there was an introduction of the "flying dancer" by M. Eugene 
and Mile, Azclla. T. Henry French was general manager ; James 
\V. Morrissey, business manager ; Alfred Thompsonp director of 
production. 

The one hundredth appearance of Straus in America took place 
July 25. There were about eight thousand people present. Leon 
Espinosa retired Aug. 25. The Garden closed after the perform- 
ance of Sept 13 until Sept 20» when it was reopened with Anton 
Seidl's orchestra. Lager beer and other drinks were sold. The 
Amphitheatre was closed Nov. i until Nov. 10, when the stage was 
removed and sulls built for the horse show. This was the attrac- 
tion for one week. The Flower Show commenced Nov. 24, under 
the direction of Messrs. Pitcher and Manda. The amphitheatre 
was laid out in variously shaped beds, separated by paths ten feet 
wide. The flower exhibition closed Sunday evening, Nov. 3a 

A ball took place here Friday evening, Jan. 30, 1891, given in 
the name of Carmcncita. the Spanish dancer. The immense floor 
of the Garden level, from one end of the oval to the other, with its 
thirty thousand square feet, was well wajced Carmencita executed 
a Sp;inish dance on a temporary stage. The second annual show 
of the New York Poultry and Pigeon association took place the 
week of Feb. 5. 

A six days' "go-as-you-please" race took place from March 16 
to March 31. Bamum & Bailey's circus ^ipeared here March 36. 

There was no circus performance afternoon and eveDing of April 
10, the day of P. T Barnura's funeral at Bridgeport, Conn. 

Phincas Taylor Bamum was born on July 5, 1810, in Bethel, 
Conn. At twenty-one years of age be published a newspaper called 
rkr Htrald fif FrrfJx*m, in Danbury, Conn. He was arrested for 
libel, and sentenced to pay a fine of %\ock and to go to jail for 
sixty dayv He edited his paper from his prison cell. He re- 
tired from the newspaper business and removed to New York in 
i8,V4. He opened a boarding-house at 53 Frankfort Street In 
the summer of 1S35 he purchased an interest in Joyce Heth, who 
was a Dccro woman, said to be one hundred and sixty )-cars old, and 
who had Dccn the nurse of Gctirge Washington. This was his first 
experience in the** show business." Jow-e Heth died the follow- 



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ing April. His next attraction was Sig. Antonio, who did wonder- 
ful feats in balancing, stilt-walking, and plate-spinning. Barnum 
changed Antonio's name to Sig. Vivalia. He paid him $12 a week, 
but by successful advertising Barnum received S50 for his second 
week's service, and thereafter Si 50 a week. His career in the 
circus business be^an in April, 1836, with Aaron Turner's circus, 
as ticket seller. He next bought Scuddcr's Museum at Broadway 
and Ann Street, New York. In 1842 he introduced to the public 
Charles S. Stratton, afterwards known as Gen. Tom Thumb. In 
January, 1844, he look Gen. Torn Thumb to Europe. He bmught 
Jenny Lind to this country in September. 185a Barnum died at 
his country seat, Marina, in Bridgeport, Conn., April 7, 1891. 

The first boxing tournament held in the Amphitheatre occurred 
April 30, when F. P. Slavin, the Australian pugilist, gave an ex- 
hibition. Afternoon and evening May 2, an entertainment took 
place for the benefit of the Grant Monument Fund. It was called 
" The Allegory of Song. " At the eastern end of the Amphitheatre, 
on an elevated stage stretching nearly across the building, were 
one thousand singers; in front of them was the orchestra, and a 
military band occupied the balcony above. The motive of the 
allegory was the simple story of troops marching to the war and 
returning home. Around this theme clustered the incidents of 
the entertainment. There was an overture by the orchestra, and 
then an ode to Peace by the chorus. Then Gen. Horace Porter 
made a brief address laudatory of Gen. Grant. The uprising of 
the North was then represented by the long roll of snare drums 
and by bugle calls, after which the ten companies of the Ninth 
Kegimentf Col. Seward commanding, marched in and went once 
around the Garden, being reviewed at the western end by Gens. 
Sickles, Slocum, O'Beirne, Nugent, Sigel, O. O. Howard, Schurz, 
and Butterfield, and Maj. Gen. Chappell. In a Iwx decorated with 
flags midway on the southern side were the widow of Gen. Grant, 
Mrs. Sartoris, his daughter, and her children, and Ulysses S. 
Grant. The colors of the regiment were lowered in a salute 
before this box. After the supposed departure of the troops to 
the war, which was amid an inspiring waving of flags by the spec- 
tators, there were repeated all the well-known war songs of both 
the Union and the Confederacy. The climax was reached when 
the soldiers returned home, represented by veterans of Duryce and 
Hawkins' Zouaves waving battle-torn flags and marching to the 
tunc of "Johnny Comes Marching Home." 

A series of summer evening concerts commenced Saturday 
night. May 30, with Gilmore's Band; Maud Powell, violinist; 
Sig. Campanini, and Ida Klein. Theo. Thomas and his orches- 
tra, July 6, Fred Innes' Band commenced Aug. 18 and closed 
SepL 6. Anton Seidl's orchestra commenced Sept. 9. The Alle- 



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gory "The War in Song " was given Oct. 2, 3, under the direction 
of the composer, S. G. Pratt, and Gens. O. O. Howard, Horace 
Porter, and Daniel E Sickles acted as reviewing officers. The 
receipts were for the Grant Monument Fund. A six days' bicycle 
race took place Oct. 19-24. The Flower Show was opened Nov. 
2 and closed Sunday night, Nov. 8. A sparring exhibition took 
place Nov. 17. Hamum & Bailey's circus began a season here 
March 21, 1892. A negro jubilee was given evenings of March 26, 
27, 28, when M. Sisieretta Jones, "The Black Patti," made her 
d^but as a vocalist. The Actors' Fund Fair commenced May 2 
and closed May 8. A supplementary sale of the articles left 
over was held afteinoons of May 10, 15. The profits were about 
^i75,ooa 

Adelina Patti gave two concerts May 10, 12. On the first night 
Mme. Patti was heard, in all, about six limes. She was on the pro- 
gramme for the Jewel song from " Faust." Mascheroni's song " P'or 
All Eternity/' and "The l^ast Rose of Summer." She had to 
sing again after these selections, choosing "Home, Sweet Home," 
"Coming Thro' the Rve," and "On the Banks of the Allan 
Water." After Patti, tne chorus, numbering nearly one thousand 
voices, gave "Thanks be to God," a "sanctus," by Mr. Chapman, 
the chorus master, and the hymn from "Cavalleria Rusticana." 
Then came Mme. Fabbri, Sig. Novara, Herr Dippcl, and Sig. 
Gatassi. Sig. Arditi led an orchestra of one hundred men. The 
second concert. May 12, was a greater success. Mme. Patti her- 
self, perhaps, felt the stimulating effect of success, for she sang 
seven times. Other contributors to the concert were MUe. Fabbri 
and Herr Dippcl. A matinee concert was given May 14, by Mme. 
Paiti. 

A party of thirty Mohammedan monks, known as the Howling 
Dervishes, made their first appearance in America at a private per- 
formance here Friday afternoon, Aug. 5. Two bands of Germany's 
infantry and cavalry made their American d^but on Sunday night, 
April 23. The Flower Show was the attraction the week of May 
I. On Tuesday, May 9, Anton Seidl and his orchestra began a 
series of concerts. 

Mme. Tcrzi, a Spanish prima donna, made her American dftut 
with Seidl's orchestra May 15. On May 29 the Amphitheatre 
was used for music hall performances, when the sliding roof was 
opened. The Roof Garden performances commenced May 30, 

The new concert hall connected with this establishment was 
opened Oct. 23, 1891, with the first concert of Alfred and Hein- 
rich Grucnfeld, the former a pianist and the latter a violoncellist. 
This was their American d^but. 

The next Roof Garden concert season began May 30, 1892, 
with J. Alex. Sibberberg, pianist; the Tipaldi Brothers, mando- 



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lin players; Minnie Renwood, serpentine dancer; Brooks and 
Denton, and others. Fifty cents admitted one to both the 
Amphitheatre and the Roof Garden. The Roof Garden concerts 
for the summer of 1893 commenced May 30, and were entirely in- 
dependent of the Amphitheatre performance, but all visiting the 
Roof Garden were admitted to the Tower until eleven i\ m. with- 
out any extra charge. From eight to twelve p. m. a vaudeville 
entertainment was given in the Amphitheatre May 29, but the 
place was too large for that style of performance, and it was 
withdrawn after one week, and Mr. Seidl with his orchestra re- 
appeared June 5. 

The English Military Tournament commenced Sept. ii. The 
commands represented the Royal Horse Artillcr)-, the First Life 
Guards, the Fifth Royal Irish Lancers, the Eleventh Hussars, the 
Grenadier Guards, the Forty -second Highlanders, th3 Connaught 
Rangers, and sections from the Royal Engineers and the Medical 
staff. 

The horses, one hundred in number, were trained chargers, 
troop or battery animals brought from England. 

The tournament opened with a march past of the entire brigade. 
The band was headed by "the smallest drummer boy in the Eng- 
lish army," and at the entry of the troops the regimental march of 
each corps was played The Royal Horse artillery, with two guns, 
six horses to each, came first. Then came, in order, the F^irst Life 
Guards, all scarlet and white, with nodding plumes and steel 
cuirasses; the Fifth Royal Lancers, for whom the band played 
"The Harp That Once Through Tara's Hall;" the Grenadier 
Guards; the Forty-second Highlanders, kilted and proud of their 
name as "The Black Watch ; " the Connaught Rangers, known to 
the army list as the Eighty-eighth regiment, stepping bravely to 
the air of '*Sl Patrick's Day;" last, the Rifles and ambulance 
corps. It was a British army in miniature. 

The Horse Show opened Monday afternoon, Nov. 13; The Bailey 
Circus came March 26, 1894; a Farm Show was seen April 27, 
and continued for one week. The National Saengerfest occurred 
June 23, 24, 25, and afternoons of June 24, 25. The Roof Garden 
concerts closed Sept. i. Hagenbeck's animals were on exhibition 
Sept. 3. The National Horse Show opened Nov. 12 for one week. 

There were three exhibitions each day. The Toy Fair was 
opened Dec 6; the Dog Show exhibitions began Feb. 20, 1895. 
Bailey's circus came March 28, when Evctta, the female clown, 
made her American d^but; the Cat Show opened May 5. "Black 
America," consisting of a large number of male and female colored 
people, gave an entertainment consisting of different phases of negro 
life Primrose and West's minstrels came here March 9, 1896, and 
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94 A HISTORY OF THE NEW YORK STAGE liaa 

partnership with a jubilee performance. Bailey's Circus returned 
April 2 and closed their engagement April 25. 

Miss Arrigossi, wire performer, made her American d6but 
March 6, 1897. 

Barnum and Bailey's circus returned here Thursday afternoon, 
April I, and continued until April 24; Buffalo Bill's "Wild 
West" appeared April 26; the comic opera of "Captain Cook," 
by Sands W, Forman and Noah Brandt, was presented July 12, and 
continued two weeks; the Horse Show commenced Nov. 15; Buf- 
falo Bill returned with his "Wild West" March 30, 1898. 

The Oscar Hammerstein benefit took place in the Garden 
Theatre, Amphitheatre, and on Roof Garden, Wednesday night, 
June 29, 1898. Imre Kiralfy's naval exhibition commenced 
Aug. II and remained six weeks. Buffalo Bill returned March 
29. 1899, and was followed April 4, for two weeks, by Korcpaugh 
& Sells Bros. ' circus. The Horse Show commenced in the Amphi- 
theatre Nov. 16. The National Sportsmen's Association met at 
the Amphitheatre for two weeks in March, 1901. Buffalo Bill, 
with his "Wild West" show, reappeared Tuesday, April 2; Fore- 
paugh & Sells' circus began a season April 22, for four weeks. 



BOOTHS THEATRE 

BOOTH'S THEATRE was located on the southeast corner of 
Twenty-third Street and Sixth Avenue. The property was 
purchased July i, 1867. After the buildings that stood upon the 
land had been removed a foundation of solid rock was discovered, 
which had to be blasted. The plot of ground was irregular in 
foim, consisting of three lots on Sixth Avenue, with a front on 
Sixth Avenue of fifty-nine feet, three inches, by a depth of sixty- 
four feet on Twenty-third Street, one hundred and fifty feet by a 
height of seventy-five feet from the ground to the cornice. 

The comer-stone was laid April 8, 18G8, by James H. Hackett, 
the veteran actor, who wielded the same trowel that had been used 
when the corner-stone of the Shakespeare Monument in Central 
Park was laid. 

The theatre was one hundred feet deep from north to south. 
The main entrance was on Twenty-third Street, with another en- 
trance on Sixth Avenue, The building was of granite in the 
Renaissance. The auditorium consisted of parquet, orchestra 
circle, balcony, second gallery, amphitheatre, and five proscenium 
boxes each side, with a seating capacity of one thousand eight 
hundred and seven, and standing room for at least three hundred 
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placed below the front of the stage, and under the level of the 
main floor. The distance from the footlights to the rear wall was 
fifty-five feet, and the stage seventy-six feet wide. An entire 
scene could be sunk out of sight. Not a single nail was used in 
the flooring of the stage, as it was secured by screws, [nstead of 
ropes, stout wire cables were used. An auction sale for the choice 
of seats took place at Irving Hall, Jan. 25. Gov. Hoffman took 
the lowest box on the right, and Mayor Oakey Hall that on the 
left. These seats were principally bought up by ticket specula- 
tors. Those gentlemen were allowed to purchase all the tickets 
they wanted, but were refused permission to sell in front of the 
house; and the result was that on the second night the house was 
half empty, though every seat in it had been sold. 

Edwin Booth was proprietor and manager; John Henry Mago- 
nigle, business manager; Joseph A. Booth, treasurer; Mark Smith. 
Sr., stage manager ; Edward Mollenhauer, musical director. The 
opening occurred Feb. 3, 1869, with "The Star Spangled Banner," 
by the orchestra, after which Edwin Booth, in evening costume, 
appeared and said : 

Ladies and Gentlemen. — Before the curtain risra I wish to a\'ai1 myself of 
the privilege of a host in bidding you all welcome to my own new house. It has 
long been mv desire to erect a theatre which should be In some degree worthy of 
this great city. Owing to the kindness of my noble-hearted friend, Kdward F. 
Kobertsnn, I have at last succeeded, as you see. It Is now two years since I 
had the honor of appearing before a .New York audience. In ihc interval I have 
been laboring very hard in my profe.ssion. and have been under great responsi- 
bUities (glancing round the house), as you may suppose. On the night of the 
burning of the Winter Garden Theatre 1 was announced to appear in the charac- 
ter of Romeo. It has seemed to me proper to make my reappearance in that 
character which was announced when my engagement was so abruptly terminated. 
I have endeavored to present the play with great care, with what success is for 
you to judge. I hope you will overlook any bungling that there may be in the 
shifting of the scenes on account of the complication and the newness of the 
machinery by which it is worked. In any case 1 feel sure of the generous 
encouragement with which you have always received me. 

" Roraeo and Juliet " was then acted, with this cast: 



Komco Edwin Dooth 

Mercutio ..... Edwin Adams 

lienvolio C. Norris 

Tybalt H. Langdon 

Friar Lawrence . . . . M. Smith 

Friar John J.P.Deuel 

Balthasar G. A. Vinton 

Peter . C. Peters 

Sampson ]. Chatterton 

Old Man of the Capulet Family 

W. C. Dnimmond 
First Musician . Augustus Waters 



Second Musician 
Third Musician 
Lady Capulet . 
Gregory . , . 
EscaJus . . . 
Paris .... 
Montague . . 
Capulet . . . 
Abraham . . 
An Apothecary 
Juliet .... 
Nurse ■ . . 



. W. H. V. Wintle 
... C. J. Dade 
Miss E. V. Proudfooi 
. . . . N. Decker 
. . Augustus Pitou 
. . . . F. Monroe 
... T. J. Mind 
... A. W. Fenno 
. . Henry Hogan 
. . . H. Mackcy 
. . Mary McVicker 
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Charles Peters was the first perron in the play that spoke. Aug. 
Pitou was in the first performance, and was business manager of 
the last performance ever given in the house. Smith Tuthill, 
machinist; J. P. Deuel, properties; Michael Caffrey, gas man; 
Thomas Joyce, costumer; and Andrew Boyd, janitor, were the 
officials on the opening night. 

Edwin Adams played " >fap^U*<* " Saturday night. Feb. 20^ 
which was repeated for five consecutive Saturdays, Edwin Booth 
appearing only at the matinee on those dates. " The Marble Heart " 
was played March 27. April 3, 10, and 16, with Edwin Adams as 
Raphael and Frank Lawler as Volage. " Romeo and Juliet "* was 
given, forthesi.xty-eighthancl last time, night April 17. "Othello" 
was produced April 19, with I^oth as the Moor, Adams as lago, 
Mark Smith, Sr, as Brabantio, Fanny Morant as Emilia, and 
Mary McVicker (Mrs. Edwin Booth) as Dcsdcmona. Edwin 
Adams repeated "The Marble Heart" on the Saturday night 
On April 26 Booth was lago, and Adams Othello. Week of 
May 10 Booth played Othello, and Adams lago, and the follow- 
ing week they alternated the characters. They so continued for 
a fortnight. 

On Saturday evenings. May 8, 15, 22, Edwin Adams played in 
"Wi]d_Qats^" A reading of Byron's "Manfred" was given by 
Mrer*Booth, assisted by the Philharmonic society, matinee May 
26. Edwin Booth made bis last appearance this season May 29. 
"The Lady of Lyons" was played May 31, with Adams as Claude, 
and Blanche Debar as Pauline. This was Edwin Adams' benefit 
and the New York d^but of Blanche Debar. " The Lady of Lyons " 
was played all the week. The next week, 'IJS'arcisse, " " The 
Marble Heart," and "Wild Oats" were acted. Julie dc Mar- 
gueritte's dramatization of Tennyson's " ^noc h-Ajdcn " was given \ 
June 21, with this cast: 

Enoch Arden . . - Edwin Adams [ Reuben A- W. Feimo 

Philip Ray Frank Lawler Miriam Lan« . . . Fanny Morant 

Capi. Sterling .... T. J. Hind | Annie Lee ... . Blanche Debar 

"Ej^ och A jd^n " held the stage for six weeks, followed Aug. 
2 by Joscpli Jefferson, in " Ri p Van_ Winkle." A matin(Se per- 
formance of "-Hip-Van Winkle was given Sept. 8, for the benefit 
of the family of J. G. Henley, late stage manager of the Winter 
Garden Theatre, when the season closed. Wm. C. Drummond, a 
member of Mr. Booth's company, retired from the stage at the 
close of this season, and became a teacher of dancing. He was 
the first husband of Miss Stockwell, afterwards Mrs. Geo. H. 
Barrett, the hare mention of whose name recalls at once to the 
mind the palmy days of the drama, when she won g^olden opinions 
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saw many reverses, and her path was strewn with thorns rather 
than roses ; still, above and through the clouds that so often settled 
about her the star of her genius shone resplendent. Her remark- 
able personal attractions were spared her to the last. 

She died April 20, 1857, of consumption, at an institution in 
New York directed and superintended by the Sisters of Charity. 
She was fifty-five years of age. Those who saw Mr. Drummond 
at Booth's Theatre playing a second old man could not believe 
that he was the actor who had made hts American debut in 1810. 
Like Wm. Hield« he had been so long out of sight that he was 
supposed to have been dead many years. 

The second season opened Sept. 20, 1869. The first star was 
Kate Uateman. in Augustin Daly's adaptation of "Leah/' Geo. 
Jordan played Rudolph. Theo. Hamilton, Nathan; Blanche De- 
bar, Madeline. Kate Batcman played Saturday matinee, but 
not in the evening, Sept. 25. Then Ajrthur Jtlalthison's version 
of " Enoch Ard en " was acted, with Theo. Hamilton as Enoch 
Arden, l-anny Morant as Miriam, and Blanche Debar as Annie 
Lee Oct 18 Tom Taylor's "Mary Warner" was seen for the 
first time in America, and had this cast: 



Mr, Tunks A. W. Fcnno 

Sergeant Tollit . , . . C Peiera 

Mrs. Floyd Mrs. Francis 

Child Miss McCabe 



Mtlly Rigs (her first ap- 

[Krarance) .... Virgiuia Francis 
Mary Warner . . . Kate Batetnan 
Geo. Warner .... Geo. Jordan 
Bob Leavlu . . , Theo. Hamilton I 

Kate Bateman closed Nov. 27. " Time and Hour " was acted 
the three Saturday evenings. Nov. 13, 20, 27,'wTtTrTheo. Hamil- 
ton as Sir Philip Devcrell, Chas. Peters as J. Montgomery Bowen, 
Aug. Pitou as Geo. Aylmer, and Fanny Morant as Marian Bock. 
James H. Hackett appeared Nov. 29, as Falstaff, in "Henry IV." 
Lizzie C. Winter (wife of William Winter) acted Lady Percy, 
Gus Fenno as King, D. W. Waller as Hotspur, Theo. Hamilton 
as Prince Hal, and Fanny Morant as Dame Quickly, " Dreams of 
Delusion" was played matinee Dec. ll, with William E. Sheridan 
in the leading part, Uhc Lady and the Devil" was also acted, 
in which Fanny Morant executed a guitar solo. The Saturday 
matinees were dispensed with after this for some time. 

"The Merry Wives of Windsor" was produced Dec. 20, with 
James Hackett as Falstaff, D. W. Waller as Pistol, Wm. E. 
Sheridan as Ford, Theo. Hamilton as Page, Aug. Fenno as Dr. 
Caius, Nelson Decker as Shallow, T. E. Morris as Slender, Chas. 
Peters as Host of the Garter, Fanny Morant as Mrs. Ford, Mrs. 
Winter as Mrs. Page, and T. J. Hind as Sir Hugh Evans. 

Mr. Hackett's last appearance on the New York stage was made 
Dec. 25. Emma Waller appeared here Dec. 27, as Meg Merrilics 

in •* Guy Mannering. " D. W. Waller was Dirck Hatteraick ; Theo. 

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Hamilton. Dandy Dinmont; Anhur Matthison. Henry Bertram; 
David C Anderson, Dominie Sampson; Blanche Debar, Lucy; 
and Mrs. Winter. Julia. 

Edwin Booth returned Jan. 5, 1870, appearing in "Hamlet" 
Mrs. Waller played Meg Mcrrilies Monday. Tuesday, and Satur- 
day evening. Edwin Booth acted Hamlet Wednesday, Thursday, 
and Friday evenings, and Saturday matinee. Edwin Booth acted 
Hamlet Jan. 10, and every evening except Saturdays, when Emma 
Waller continued with Meg Merrities Jan. 10, 17, 24, Feb. 5, 12, 
i^ " Fazio " was given FeK 26, March 5, with Mrs. Waller as 
Bianca, and March 12, 19. 26, Meg Merrilies. Edwin Booth 
played at the Saturday matinees, Mrs. Waller on the Saturday 
nights. "A New Way to Pay Old Debts," with Booth as Sir 
Giles Overreach, was seen March 21, 22. 23. "The Lady of 
Lyons" was acted March 24, 25. and matin6e March 26. "Mac- 
beth," March 28, with Booth as the hero. This continued the 
bill until April 14, when "The Lady of Lyons" was played for 
the evenings, and "Macbeth" for the matinfe April l6w 

"■Evervbody 'i F f jend " was presented April 18, with John S. 
Clarke as the star (his first appearance in New York in five 
years). The cast: 

Major Wellington De Boots | Trap Willie Seymour 

J. S- Clarke Mn. Swaosdova ■ • Fanny Morant 
Frank Feathcrly . . W. E. Sheridan I Mn. Major De Boots . . Marr Cair 
Icebrook .... Tbeo. Hamilton ] Fanay . - Mary Lodaski Young 

In "T^QSUiC&.^' given the same night. Mr. Clarke played the 
title rfile ; Nelson Decker, George Acorn; D. C. Anderson, 
Farmer Acorn ; August Pitou, Charles Fenton ; Mr. Fenno, 
Farmer Fenton; T. J. Hind, Abel Ghr>-mes; H. Hc^jan, Coun- 
tr>'man; Mary Can, Mrs. Toodles; and Mary Young, Mary 
Acorn. " Ever>*body's Friend" was announced on the bills as 
"Th e W iiJQw Hunt/' and was really a mangled version of the 
original. 

"The School of Reform'* was presented May 9. with Clarke as 

Bob Tyke; also a farce by BEOUgham, called " Annrtj||r ti^^ pr«>l^. 

ers^" " Ifox and Goose," and the farce, " UaslAshorc" were played 

Miy id J. H. McVicker appeared here May 30. in ** T^k^QftJJbe 

Chances." June 13 the theatre was closed, and June 14 "The 

lOt Captain" was produced, in which Ada Clifton reap- 

v^i^M on the stage as the Duchess, and Bella Paxeman made her 

*st appearance at this theatre as juanita. The season closed 

ly 4, with this play. 

loeph Jeffcr^n reappeared Aug. 22, 1870^ in *M^ 'P ^"^ 

1^" Edwin Booth followed Jan. 9, 1S71, as Richelieu, 

Lawrence P. Barrett as Dc Mauprat, and Bella Fateman as 



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Julie. Booth played at the Saturday matinees; Barrett was the 
«tar at night. March 6 "Much Ado About Nothing" was pre- 
sented, with Bella Pateman as Beatrice, Booth as Benedick, Barrett 
as Don Pedro, Robert Pateman as Verges, J. H, McVicker as Dog- 
berry, and Miss Seldcn as Hero. "Othello" was given March 20 
and during the week, Booth and Barrett alternating the rOles of 
the Moor and lago. Blanche Debar was the Dcsdcmona. April 
3 "The Fool's Revenge" was played; April 17, "Richelieu;" 
April 25. "The Winter's Tale;" June 5, "The Man 0' Airlie," 
by G. W. Wills, dramatized for Herman Vezin, but bought by 
Mr. Barrett, was first acted. Blanche Debar closed her engage- 
ment June 3, and the season ended July 4. 

Lolta began an engagement Aug. 14 in "Little Nell and the 
Marchioness . " John T. Raymond, D. C. JTRcTcrson, John W. 
Norton, John Wilson, Robert Pateman. A. W. Fenno, Nelson 
Decker, Charles Rosene, T. F. Brennen, Marius Turck, Henry 
Hogan, F. C. Richardson, John Taylor, Mary Wells, Marion 
Andrews, McDouall, Ellen Livingston, Mar)' Young, Burgess, 
Ross, and Whitlock were in the company. John T. Raymond 
appeared during Lotta's engagement only. 

The season opened Sept. 25, with Charlotte Cushman as Queen 
Katharine in" Henry VlU./'Wm. Creswick being the Cardinal Wol- 
sey. Oct 23, " Macbeth," with Creswick as Macbeth, and Cushman 
as Lady Macbeth. There was not a single redeeming trait about 
Creswick's performance. He lacked magnetic power and force, and 
was neither easy nor graceful. "Guy Mannering" was the next 
production, with Miss Cushman as Meg Mcrrilies; David Ander- 
son, Dominie Sampson; Aug. Fcnno, Dandie Dinmont Charlotte 
Cushman's engagement, which was highly remunerative, terminated 
Nov. 4. John E. Owens followed, Nov. 6, as Caleb Plummer in 
"The Cricket on the Hearth;" Mary Wells as Tillie Slowboy; 
W. Pateman as Tackleton. " Solon Shincle" was the next pro- 
duction. Edwin Booth appeared as^TTamlet Dec. 4; F. C. Bangs 
as Laertes; D. W. Waller as the Ghost; and Bella Pateman, 
Ophelia. 

"Julius Cicsar " was presented Dec. 25, 1871, with this cast: 
Marcus Brutus, Edwin Booth; Caius Cassius, Lawrence P. Barrett; 
Marc Antony, Frank Bangs; Casta, James Stark; Octavius Ca;sar, 
Wm. H. Norton; Portia, Bella Pateman; Calphumia, Miss Selden; 
Caesar, D. W. Waller. Lawrence Barrett retired from the cast Feb. 
17, 1872. This magnificent production of "Julius Caesar" was seen, 
with Edwin B*K)th as Cassius, to Creswick's Brutus, on Feb. 19. It 
was the only notable revival of the season, which closed June 29. 
A more magnificent setting no piece ever received in New York, 
or, it is fair to presume, in the world. The scenery was not simply 
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Roman elegance was faithfully reproduced. One was transported 
as if by magic to those scenes of ancient grandeur when liberty! 
was fought for and for centuries maintained. The Roman Senate 
and the Forum where Antony delivers his oration over the dead 
body of Ca^sa^, were the finest acls of the piece. I have never J 
seen so many accurate stage pictures. Each was a reflex of the . 
epoch upon which the action of the play is founded. The dresses 
were models of the period. Mr. Booth was excellent as Brutus, 
His acting thrilled all hearers. In the assassination scene, and! 
when visited by the ghost of Caesar, his work was of the most in-] 
tense nature. Mr. Barrett's Cassius was a masterpiece of acting. 

Booth appeared March i8 as Edward Mortimer in "The Iron] 
Chest," repeated matintie March 23; as Bertuccio in "The Fool's | 
Revenge," March 20, 21, 23. Carlotta Leclercq appeared March 
25, as Rosalind in "As You Like It;" Nilsson as Ophelia in 
"Hamlet," afternoon April 8; Carlotta Leclercq as Julia in "Thel 
Hunchback," April i; week of April 8, Leclercq as Fontagnes I 
in Tom Taylor's play, "Plot and Passion;" April 11. 12, and 15, 
Leclercq as Ann Carew in "A Sih^T'' ^ lnfhi"p," and JuIianaJ 
in "The Honeymoon;" April 17, 18, as Julia in "The Hunch- 
back;" matin€e April 20, "Plot and Pasjaiffn." Edwin Booth 
commenced April 22 as Edwar3 MortTmer in "The Iron Chest," 
repeated April 23, 24, and raatin^e April 27; as Bertuccio in 
"The Fool's Revenge." April 25, 26, and 27; as Edward Morti- 
mer April 29, 30; also as Petruchio in "Taming of the Shrew." 
Edwin Booth played "Richard IIL," for the first time in New 
York in seven years, week of May i, except afternoon May 4. 
when he acted Claude Melnotte in "The Lady of Lyons;" 
"Richard III." was repeated week of May 6, except afternoon 
May 11, when Booth acted "The Stranger;" "Richard III./' 
week of May 13, except afternoon of May 18, when he appeared 
as "Don Caesar de Bazan." Edwin Adams commenced May 20 
as Enoch Ardcn. For the benefit of those who were thrown out 
of employment by the destruction of Niblo's Garden by fire, a 
matinee performance was given May 22, when was acted the fourth 
and fifth acts of "The Stranger," and the third, fourth, and fifth 
acts of " London A ssurance." Edwin Adams continued with 
" Enoch Arden " up to Jmie 29, when the season closed. 

The two per cent tax upon the gross receipts of alt places of 
amusement was repealed July 14, 1872. 

The next season commenced Aug. 19, 1872, with "The Bells," 
James W. Wallack, Jr., playing Malhias. Mr. and Mrs. Dion Bouci- 
cault made their reappearance on the American stage Sept. 23, in 
" /\ rra l| j^a P ogue." Shiel Barry and C. Alexander also made their 
American d^biit. Adelaide Neilson was first seen on the American 
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Wallack, Jr., as Mcrcutio. and Joseph Wheelock as Romeo. She con- 
tinued to act Juliet until Dec. 5, when she appeared as Rosalind in 
" As You Like It," to Wallack's Jaqucs, and Wheelock as Orlando. 
This bill was repeated until matinee Dec. 14, when she closed with 
" The Lady of Lyons." 

Helen Temple made her firftt appearance in this city Dec 16. act- 
ing Joan of Arc in " The Lily 'of France." James W. VVallack, Jr., 
appeared Dec. 23, as Henry DunlMif m the play of that name. 

Edwin Booth made his appearance Dec. 30 ^for the first time in 
seven months), as Richard III. He acted Lucius Junius Brutus in 
" Brutu s " Jan. 20, 1873, for the first time in six years; matinee Jan. 
25. he was seen in '* Much Ado About Nothmg,"' apd he closed his 
engagement Feb. i. 

Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Florence appeared here Feb. 3, in-" The Ticket 
of Leave Man," and acted it until March 3, when " No Thorough- 
fare " was played and continued for two weeks. 

Dion Boucic^ult appeared March 17, in " Daddy O'Dowd," pro- 
duced Tor the first time on any stage. The cast: 

Mary Wells 
. George Becks 
■ . Sol Smith 



O'Dowd .... Joseph Wheelock 1 Bridget O'Dowd 
Percy Wilsinghacn . Robert Paleman Capt. Forrester 
Moses Shiel Barry i Chalker 



Bella Pateman and Mary Loduski Young were also in the cast. 
" Arrah NaPogue" was acted April 20. Mr. Boucicault retired 
Nt ay i6. 

Adelaide Neilson reappeared May 12, in "Amy Robsart," a 
dramatization of Scott's " jCenilw orth." "As You Like It" was 
given June 14, when Neil son closed her engagement. " A Regular 
Fix" was also played the same night, with E. A. Sothern as Hugh 
dc Brass. Frank Roche (first appearance at this theatre) acted 
Orlando in " As Vou Like It." 

James W. Wallack, Jr., died in a sleeping car May 24, 1873, while 
en roitU to New York from Aiken, S. C, where he had spent several 
weeks for the benefit of his health. J. W. Wallacks first appearance 
in this city was at the old National Theatre (Leonard and Church 
streets) in 1839. as Fag in " The Rivals." Leontes in " A Winter's 
Tale " and Leon in " The Iron Mask " were his most eflfective rep- 
resentations. He possessed a manly person and expressive face. 

Edwin Booth's management of this theatre terminated June 9. and 
he rented it for the following season to his elder brother, J. B. 
Booth. Jr. 

The next season began Sept. 1 , and the company was : D. W. Waller, 

stage manager, Mrs. J. B. Booth, Bella Pateman, Mary Wells, Rachel 

' Noah, Mrs- II. A. Weaver, Affie Weaver, the Misses Howard, David 

B. Booth, Joseph Wheelock, H. F. Daly, F. G. Maynard. Robert 

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ton, James Stark, Nelson Decker, S. W. Glenn, Master Julian Reed, 
Charles Roscne, G. F. Learock, R. L. Simpson, Frank Gotthold, 
J. P. Deuel, and J. Taylor. 

• Joseph Jefferson was the star, in " Rij>3JaP Winkle ; " H. Weaver 
as Derrick Von Bcekman ; also the fl7s*. appearance here of Rachel 
Noah, who acted Mcenie Sept. 13 (evening) in " The New Mag - 
dalcn," for the first time here. sJut; 6 also Sept. "27 ancf C5ct. 4. 
Maggie Mitchell made her first appearance here Oct. 6, as Fanchon, 
with J. W. Collier as Landry. Mrs. H. P. Grattan first appeared, as 
Dame Barbeaud. Edwin Booth returned here Nov. 3, in '* Hamlet," 
which had this cast: 



Hamlet ......" Edwin Booth 

llorniio F. C. Maynanl 

Guildenstero / ! . . . J. P. Deuel 
Priest* ^ . . . . S. W. Glenn 

Bernardo G. Gorbam 

Ghost HA. Weaver 

Second Actor .... R. Skidmorc 

Gertrude Mary Wells 

Oaudius (6nit appearance here) 

H. F. Daly 



First Gravedigger . . R. Paleiiian 
Kosencrantz . - . Geo. F. Learock 
Second Gravedigger . . Jos. Scfton 
Laertes ...... Jos. Wheelocfc 

Poloniiis ...... Jos. Stark 

Osric Nelson Decker 

Marcellus Chas. Rosene 

Francisco J Taylor 

First Actor . . . Shirley France 
Actress .... Master Frank Little 



Matinee Nov. 8 "The Lady of Lyons," was given, with Edwin 
Booth as Claude Mclnotte; Nov. 10," Richelieu;" matint^e Nov. 15, 
*' Much Ado About Nothing," Booth as Benedick, Wheelock as Don 
Pedro; Nov. 17, "Brutu^;" matinde Nov. 22, "Don Caesar de 
Bazan," Booth as Don CaTsar ; Nov. 24, " Othello," with Booth as 
the Moor, and Wheelock as lago. They alternated the r6Ies, Booth 
playing lago, Nov. 26. Booth played Shylock Nov. 27, for the first 
time at this theatre. Matinee Nov. 29, Edwin Booth played "The 
Stranger" and "Taming of the Shrew." In the first named play, 
Wm, Scallan made his dehut at this house as Peter. 

Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Florence appeared Dec. 1. as Bob Brierly and 
Emily St. Evremond in *' The Ticket of Leave Man ; " "Eileen Qg e " 
was played Dec. 8 ; F. S. Chanfrau was seen in "Kit " Dec. 15^ Mrs. 
J. B. FJooth appeared Jan. 19, 1874, as Diane Berard in " La Kemme 
de Feu." " Elene," Feb, iC. 17, with Mrs. J. B. Booth in the title 
r61e ; Feb. rSTTT?, " La Fcmmc de Feu ; " Feb. 20 and matinee Feb. 
21, " The Lady of Lyons; "and evening of F'eb. 21 Mrs. Booth closed 
her engagement, as Juliet in " Komeo and Juliet," — her first appear- 
ance in New York in this character. Joseph Wheelock played 
Romeo, and Charles Walcot, Jr. (first appearance at this theatre), 
Mercutio. Mme. Janauschek commenced Feb. 23, as Lady Dedlock 
and Hortensc in '* Chesncy Wold," supported by Chas. Walcot, Jr., 
Milnes Levick, and otliers. Evening Feb. 28, " I^fibocah," which was 
repeated March 5. Janauschek played Mary, Queen of Scots, in 
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7, with Milnes Levick as Macbeth ; " King Henry VHI. " was given 
March 12, Levick as Wolsey, Gustavus Levick (his first ap- 
pearance in this city) as Cromwell, and Janauschek as Queen Kath- 
arine. Dion £cuiciciult returned March 16, as Myles in "^olleen 
gaSHU" when HeteiTTracy made her first appearance in this theatre, 
as Anne Chute; Minnie Monck wasMrs. Cregan. A charity matinee ' 
benefit took place March 26, when " Kerry , or NiL^ht and Morning," 
was acted with this cast : 



Kerry Dioo Boucicault 

Gerald Desmond. . . . H. F. Daly 
Blanche Bella FatemaQ 



Kate . . . 
Coldham 
Dr. Mellish 



Geraldine Stuart 

Nelson Decker 

. . S. Glenn 



After this came *' The Lady of Lyons." thus cast 






Pauline Mrs J. B. Boolh 

Beaoseant H. F. Daly 

Glavi.1 Rob!- Pateman 

Widow Melaotte . . . Minnie Monck 
Mmc Deschapelles 

Mrs. H. P. Gratlan 



Qaude Melnotte . . 
Mons- Descliapelles 
Col. Damas . . . 

Gaspar 

Landlord .... 



. J. Wheclock 

. S. W. Glenn 

James Stark 

Nelson Decker 

C. Rosene 



Lotta returned here March 30, in '\2ipx.orXoin,t Lynde Light," with 
Edward A. Locke as Philosophy Jack. Adelaide Neilson reappeared 
in April, iti " Romeo and Juliet": Juliet, Miss Neilson; Roraeo, 
Joseph VVheelock; Mercutio (first appearance at this theatre), Chas. 
Wheatleigh ; April 25 " As You Like It " was played ; April 27, 29, 
first times in this city. Neilson played Julia in "The Hunchback; " 
April 28, Juliet in " Romeo and Juliet; " matinee May 2, Rosalind 
in " As You Like It ; " and evening Miss Neilson closed her engage- 
ment with " Romeo and Juliet." 

John \i. McCullough commenced his first star engagement in this 
city May4, as Spartacus in "The Gladiator," withW. E. Sheridan (first 
appearance this season) as PKasarius. Miss Lillie (right name 
Swindlehurst, and afterwards known as Lillie Glover) made her first 
appearance here as Senona. This bill kept the stage all the week, 
followed May it by " Richelieu," for one week ; May 18, 19," Ham- 
let; " May 20, 21, " Damon and Pythias; " May 22, 23, "Jack Cade; " 
mating May 23. " The Stranger." " King John " was eicted May 2S» 
with this cast : 

Faulconbridge . John £. McCulIougli Blanche 

King John J. B. Booth King Philip 

Prince Arthur. - . Minnie Maddern Hubert • • 
Lady Faulconbridge Miss Oliver Austria . 

Constance Afrneg Booth Lewis . . 

Pembroke .... Nelson Decker Queen .... Mrs 



Estelle Mortimer 
. . Jas. Taylor 
. H. A. Weaver 
. . H. F. Daly 
. . Gus Levick 
H. p. Grattan 



The season closed May 30, when all interest of the Booth family 
in this theatre ceased. 

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here June 8, in "The Gladiator," supported by an Italian company. 
" The_ Ro.oiance oT a Poor Young Man" was given June 9, and 
"TTamlct " June 10. Matinee June 13, a performance was given for 
the benefit of Charles I^ytinge, the Shakspearian reader. 

The progcramme was: '* A Conjuggl I-psv'n," by John T. Raymond 
and Eliza Weatbersby ; Charles Eytinge recited VVhitticr's war bal- 
lad, " Barbara Frcitchie; " fourth act of "Camille": Clara Morris, 
Camille; Maud Granger, Qlyrape ; Emily Mestayer, Mme. Pru- 
dence; McKee Rankin, Armand; Stuart Robson, Gaston; H. W. 
Montgomery. Count de Varville; Claude Burroughs, Gustave. 
'* Ten Minutes Talk with Little Boys and Girls." by Stuart Robson. 
came next, after which Rose Eytinge recited "The Battle o£ Fonte- 
noy^" Chas. Eytinge narrated Bret Harte's poem " Cicely," an J then 
came the fourth act of "The Lady of Lyons," cast thus : 



Pauline . . . . . 
Col. Datnas . . . 
Mme. Deschapelles. 



Carlotta Lcclercq 

T K. Morris 

. Marie Wilkins 



Widow Melootte . . Melinda Jones 

Claude John McCutlouKh 

Beauscant .... Kben Plympton 



I 



Charles Eytinge then recited "Lochinvar," and the entertainment 
closed with a burlesque by Dan Bryant's minstrels. Salvini acted 
" Othello " June 12; matinee June 13, Earl of Essex in " Elizabeth, 
Queen of England;" June 15. " La Morte Civile" (Civil Death) 
Salvini as Conrad; June 17, Alfieri's Biblical tragedy, " Saul," for 
the first time in America: June 19, "Samson," June 20, farewell 
performances of Salvini, when he played Sullivan in " David Garrick-'* 
This closed the season. An entertainment was given June 23, con- 
sisting of vocal and instrumental music and recitations, by the Col- 
lege of New York. Dan Bryant took a benefit June 25* prior to his 
departure for Europe. He played Tim in "Xbfi^IJ^sh Eauj^r^t." 
for the first time in this city in six vears. The Ethiopian sketch of 
" School," by Bryant's minstrels, followed, after which the song and 
cftnce, "Shoo Fly." by Dan Bryant and Dave Reed; then Unsworlh 
gavca stump speech, and the performance closed with " Handy Andy." 

r' Jarrett & Palmer were the next lessees of this theatre, and they 
opened their first season Aug. 10, 1874, with " Belle _Lamar, ' 
which had this cast: 



Marsion Pike . 
Geiiv . . . 
Patrick Stuart 
Remmv Shea . 
Uncle ban 



. F. B. Warde 
G. F. S. Bolton 
Chas. Rockwell 
Chas. Lcclercq 
J. E. Irving 



{onor McQuade, Marguerite Chambers 



Philip Bligh . . . John McCullough 

Gerald Owen Marlowe 

Gen. Jackson . . . . F. F. Mackay 
Clarbourne Khett \Vm. Carpenter 

Pat Dwyer J. W. Brutone 

Isabel Lamar, Kale Rogers Randolph 



I The subject of " Belie La mar" was an episode in the American 
I conflict, written expressly for John E. McCullough, by Dion Bou- 
1 cicault. This was Fred Warde's first appearance in America, and 
I the first appearance in New York of J. E. Irving. Joseph Tooker 





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was business manager; J. Leon Vincent, stage manager; and 
Michael Connolly, musical director. The sixth and farewell week 
of John E. McCullough opened Sept. 14, when he played Pierre in 
Boucicault's altered version of Otway's "Venice Preserved," and 
Fanny Brough made her American debut as Bclvidcra. For John 
E. McCullough's benefit, Sept. 19. " Richard III.." with McCul- 
lough as Richard; D. E. Ralton, King Henry; Frank Little, 
Prince of Wales; Saidec Vivian, Duke of York; G. W. Waldron 
(first appearance in this city), Earl of Richmond; Fred B. Warde, 
Duke of Buckingham; J. W. Brutone, Duke of Norfolk; C. W. 
Rockwell, Tressel; Chas. Leclercq, Lord Stanley; E. K. Collier, 
Catesby; Melinda Jones, Queen Elizabeth; Helen Tracy, Lady 
Anne; Mary Wells, Duchess of York. 

Mr. and Mrs. Barney Williams began an engagement Sept. 21, 

in "C^qpie Sf^pga^, "■• thp jAlly VoAtUfr " 

A matinee performance Oct. 8, for the benefit of the family 
of Mark Smith. The programme was: "Uncle's Will," Geo. 
Parkcs, J. W. Jennings, and Nina Varian in the principal char- 
acters. J. L. Toole in "O^Lllie J.inc," assisted by W. Herbert, 
H. Wcslland, Eliza Johnstone, ~and Agnes Michcll. Violctta 
Colville made her American d^but as Lucia in the last act of 
"Lucia di Lammerraoor." Sig. Benfratelli sang Edgardo; Sig. 
Scolara, Ramondo; G. W. Hall, Ashton ; with Max Marctzek» 
musical director. Birch and Backus followed with a negro sketch; 
the second act of "JDicGildcd Age " closed the entertainment, 
with John T. KaymonJvVeTsTi Owards, Miines Levick, W. J. 
Ferguson, John H. Burnett, Gertrude Kellogg, Mrs. T. J. Hind, 
and Alice Clay in the cast. 

Violetta Colville was the daughter of Mary Provost, by her first 
husband, John Adams, brother of "Gus" Adams. About 1865 
Mary Provost became known as Mrs. Samuel Colville. In 1876, 
Miss Colville made her d^but in grand opera in Milan, Samuel 
Colville having expended considerable money to give the young 
lady a thorough musical education. She remained on the stage 
but a brief time, as she was married to Mr. Kendall, and became 
known in this city as Mme. Kendall, teacher of vocal music. In 
April, 1891, she gave a concert at Scottish Rite Hall, this city, 
with a few of her pupils, assisted by eminent artists. 

"Th*^ F airy Circle, or Con OCarolan's Dream," was acted Oct. 
12, by Mr. and Mrs. Barney Williams. Barney Williams' first 
benefit in five years was Oct. 16, when "The P'airy Circle," 
"Customs of the Country," and the second act of "Connic^ 
SoogahJ' formed the bill. Annie Kemp Bowler played Milly 
Manners in the second piece. 

Charlotte Cushman began the last engagement she ever played 
in this city Oct. 19. in ** Henry VIII." The cast was; 



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Cardinal Wolsey . . Geo. VudcDhoff 
King Henry ..... John Jack 

Cromwell Fred Waxde 

Cardinal Campius . Edwin Sheppard 
Duke of Backingham, 

Charles Whcaileigh 
Cardinal Capricius, Charles Leclercq 
Duke oE SuHoUc, . . . U. C. Ralton 



Earl ot Surrey 
Gardiner . 
Anne Uoleyn 
Lady Denny 
Agatha ■ ■ 
Patience 
Queen Katharine, 



. . E. K. Collier 
. . John Weaver 
Louise Henderson 
. . . Mary Wells 
Anuie Kemp liowler 
. Carlotta de Berg 
Charlotte Cushman 



"Macbeth" was produced Oct. 24, VandenhoflF as Maciseth, and 
Miss Cushman as Lady Macbeth. Miss Cushman played Meg 
Merrilies, in "Guy Mannering," Oct. 31, with Kitty Blanchard 
(Mrs. McKcc Rankin) as Julia Mannering; Louise Henderson, 
Lucy Bertram; Julia Davidson, Rebecca. For her farewell in 
this city, Charlotte Cushman acted Lady Macbeth, the character 
in which she made her first appearance upon the dramatic stage 
at New Orleans, La., as well as her first appearance in this city. 
The following is a copy of the programme; 



BOOTHS THEATRE. 

Prices — Admission, $1.50; seats in any part of the house, $2. 

Last Nigbt 

of the farewell engagement of the illustrious tragedienne, 

CHARLOTTE CUSHMAN 

and her last appearance on the metropolitan stage, 

Saturday Evening, Nov. 7, 1S74, 

" MACBETH." 



Lady Macbeth 
Genilewoman . 
First Apparition 
Wounded Officer. 
Second Murderer 
Macbeth 
Macduff 
Duncan 
Hanquo 
Malcolm 
Hecate . 
Rossc . 



Charlotte Cushman 

Emma (iratlan 

. . Frank Little 

. . H. C. Bridges 

. . . T. Conner 

. Geo. Vandenhoff 

Fred B. Warde 

. Edwin Sheppard 

Chaa. Wheailcigh 

. . C. Rockwell 

Annie Keinp Bowler 

. . D. E. Ralton 



Lennox E. K. Collier 

Officers, Messrs. Carpenter, Torriani, 
Ranon, etc. 

SeyloD 



Flcance - - . 
Donaldbain 
Physician . . 
First Witch 
Second Witch 
Third Witch . 
First Murderer 



. Stuart Bolton 

Miss L. Naylor 

Miss L. Byron 

John Weaver 

C- Leclercq 

. .Mary Wells 

. J. W. Brutone 

. . . J. Major 



The sonffs. incantations, etc., will be by Annie Kemp Bowler, Mabel Lvndon, 
Pauline Rutherford. Maria Newman, Jennie Dallimore, Tilly Getchcll, Tlierese 
Phillips, Charles Pike. J. C. Chamberlain. W. E. Phillips, Ch.-irles Tel bin. and 
the choruses by one hundred members of the Crescent Singing Society. Upon 
this eventful occasion appropriate ceremonies on the stage wilt supplement the 
play, under the au<ipices of the Arcadian Club. The arrangements are for the 
following order of proceedings : 

1. Music by the orchesda, under the direction of Michael Connelly. 



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2. Readinj^ by Prof. Roberts, New York College, of an original Ode, written 
(or the occasion b^ the poet R. H. Stoddard. 

3. Addrcas to Charlotte Cushman by Wm. Cullen Bryant. Presentation of a 
fhnal tribute from the Arcadian Clab. 

RESPONSE BY CHARLOTTE CUSHMAN. 

During these proceedings the stage will also be occupied by the Arcadian, 
Lotos, Palette, Amiy and Navy Clubs, managers of the principal metropoiitan 
and surburban theatres, with prominent members of their companies and the 
journalistic profession. 

Long before the hour announced for the opening of the doors, the 
crowd became so dense that the management decided to open the 
doors an hour earlier than usual, which being done there was not 
an empty seat in the house at half-past seven o'clock. 

The auditorium was decorated with flags festooned around the 
fronts of the various tiers; the private boxes were draped; the can- 
delabra and gas brackets were ornamented with wax flowers; over 
the upper gallery were suspended the flags of the different States of 
the Union, and over the sidewalk leading to the main entrance, on 
Tweniy-third Street, an arch had been erected and covered with flags, 
and ornamented with evergreen. The performances commenced at 
eight o'clock, and Charlotte Cushman as Lady Macbeth and Geo. 
Vandenhoff as Macbeth received a torrent of applause. At the con- 
clusion of the tragedy the stage was cleared, and rearranged for the 
ceremonies to be conducted by the Arcadian Club. As the curtain 
rose, a drawing room scene, filled with gentlemen in evening dress 
and standing in a semicircle, was revealed. Among these were rep- 
resentatives of many clubs, members of the theatrical profession, 
and distinguished citizens. Charlotte Cushman, having laid aside 
her stage attire, was escorted to a position in front of the semi- 
circle by Jarrctt and Palmer, and, as soon as the applause which 
greeted her had subsided, Prof. Roberts, of the New York college, 
read a poem. At its conclusion. William Cullcn Bryant, who then 
bad recently celebrated his eightieth birthday, advanced to Miss 
Cushman, and presented her on behalf of the Arcadian Club with a 
wreath of laurel leaves. After the applause which had greeted this 
address had subsided, Miss Cushman said: 

" Beggar that 1 am— I am even poor in thanks, but I thank you I gentlemen. 
The heart has no speech — its only language is a tear or a pressure of the hand, 
and words very feebly convey or interpret its emotions. Yet I would beg you to 
believe that, in the three little words 1 now speak — ' I thank you,' there are 
heart depths which I should fail to express better, though I should use a thousand 
other words. I thank you, gentlemen, for the great honor you have offered to 
me : I thank you. not only for myself, but for my whole profession, to which, 
through and by me. you have paid this very graceful compliment. If the few 
words I am about to say savor of egotism or vain;;lory, you will, I am sure, pardon 
me, inasrotich as 1 am liere only to speak of myself. You would like to compli- 
ment me upon an honorable life. 




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As I look back upon that life it seems to me that it would have been absolutely 
impossible for me to have led aoy other. In this I have, perhaps, been merct- 
fully helped more than are msDy of my more beautiful sisttrs in art. 1 was, by 
a press of circumstances, thrown al an early age into a profession for which I had 
received no special education or schooling; iMit I had already, though so younjt* 
been brought face to face with necessity. 1 found life sadly real and intensely 
earnest ; and, in my i^^norance of other ways of study, I resolved to take therefrom 
my tert and my watchword. To be thoroughly in earnest, intensely in earnest, 
in all my thoughts and in all my actions — whether in my profession or out of it 
— became my one single idea, and 1 honcatly believe herein lies the secret of my 
success in lite- I do not believe that great success in any art can be achieved 
without it. 

I say this to the beginners in my profession, and I am sure all the associates in 
mv art who have honored me with their presence on the occasion, will indorse 
what I say in this — art is an absolute mistress; she will not be coquetted with 
or slighted ; she requires the moat entire self-devotion, and slie repays with grand 
triumphs ! 

To you, gentlemen of the Arcadian Club, and to all who have united to do tne 
honor; to the younger poet who has enthroned me in his verse, and to the older 
poet, who brings the prestige of his name and fame to add a clory to the crown 
he offers me; to the managers of this theatre, who have so liBeraJly met all my 
wishes and requirements during this engagement, as well as to the members of 
the company who have so cheerfully seconded my efforts, and last, not least, to 
the members of my profession who have so graciously added by their presence 
to the happiness of this occasion — I return my cordial thanks. 

To my public — what shall I say ? From the bottom of my heart 1 thank you, 
who have given me always consideration, encouragement and patience. Who 
have been ever my support, my comfort, my main help. I do not now say fare- 
well to you in the usual sense of the word. In making my final representations 
upon the mimic scene in the various cities of the country, I have reserved to 
myself the right of meeting you again, where you have made me believe that 
I give you the pleasure which I receive myself at the same time at the reading 
desk. To you, then, 1 say. may vou fare well and may 1 fare well, until at no 
distant day we meet again there. Meanwhile, good kind friends, good night, and 
God be with you. 



Miss Cvishman's last words had scarcely died away, when the 
enthusiasm of the audience found vent in a burst of applause. 
While Miss Cushraan bowed her acknowledgments some lady on 
the stage began singing "Auld Lang Syne." The refrain was 
taken up by the people assembled on the stage and by some in the 
audience, and a scene of enthusiasm^ never before or since wit- 
nessed in an American theatre, ensued. While these scenes were 
transpirin;; within the theatre, a vast crowd had entirely filled the 
square in front of the Fifth Avenue Hotel and Twenty-third Street 
down to the theatre. In the immediate vicinity of the theatre was 
a delegation of the Arcadian Club, bearing lighted torches, who 
partially allayed the impatience of the multitude by iiring off 
rockets and Roman candles. As Miss Cushman emerged from 
the stage entrance on Twenty-third Street, and stepped into her 
carriage, drawn by four bay horses, the multitude sent up a cheer 
that made the welkin ring. Escorted by the Ninth Regiment band. 



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the flaming torches, borne by men of wealth and eminence, a per- 
fect /<r« di jaie of rockets and Roman candles, which brilliantly 
illuminated the scene, the line of march was taken up to the Fifth 
Avenue Hotel. Upon arriving there Miss Cushman was escorted 
through the corridors and parlors, where she was greeted with mani- 
festations of pleasure by a few privileged ladies and gentlemen. 
She was then taken to the balcony over the main entrance of the 
hotel. A serenade was given by the Ninth Regiment band, fol- 
lowed by a magnificent display of fireworks, lasting over half an 
hour. Henry C. Jarrett was asked, as one of the rockets went 
out in the darkness, what became of the sticks. Miss Cushman 
promptly replied for him that Mr. Jarrett was so much occupied 
with "stars" that he could pay no attention to sticks. The re- 
ceipts at the box office of the theatre on this occasion reached 
$7,000, every seat in the house, the gallery included, being sold 
lor $2 each, while some sixteen hundred admission tickets were 
sold at $1.50 each. The receipts at the matinee that day ex- 
ceeded $3,000, making the receipts of the two performances up- 
wards of Si 0,000. 

On May 3, 1875, Miss Cushman began at the Globe Theatre, 
Boston, her last professional engagement. She acted in " Henry 
VIU. ;" "Macbeth." May 4, 6; "Guy^M^nnering," May 5, 7, 
matinde and evening May 8. She toolPTier farewell of the 
stage May 15. as Lady Macbeth. She died at Boston, Mass., 
Feb. 18, 1876. A monument was erected over the grave of this 
actress at Mt. Auburn (Mass.) cemetery. The shape is of the 
ancient obelisks, made of granite, and is thirty-three feet high. 

Miss Cushman took more "farewells" of the stage than any 
player, living or dead. I find that on May 3, 1852, she began 
an engagement at the Broadway Theatre, in this city, and that on 
the fourteenth of that month she was announced to take a " farewell '" 
benefit, previously to her retirement from the profession. Shortly 
after that she went to Europe, and resided at Rome. After an 
absence of little more than five years she returned to this city, 
and, Sept 28, 1857, she began an engagement at Burton's New 
Theatre (afterwards the Winter Garden), and subsequently made 
a professional tour of the principal cities of the country. She 
began a "farewell " engagement at Niblo's Garden June 21, 1858, 
and toward the close of the engagement the announcements were 
as follow: July 2, "Miss Cushman as Lady Macbeth — her fare- 
well bencfiti " July 3. "Miss Cushman as Lady Teazle — her last 
night!!" July 6. "Miss Cushman (for one night more) as Meg 
Merrilies!!! " July 7, "Miss Cushman's last night (positively) as 
Lady Macbeth !!!! " She again visited Europe, but returned and 
commenced an engagement at the Winter Garden, in this city, 
Oct. I, i860. Feb. 2, 1861, she took "a final and irrevocable 



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farewell" of the Philadelphia stage. Feb. 21, in that year, she 
began another engagement at the Winter Garden, in this city, and 
during the following summer returned to Europe. In 1S63 she re- 
turned to America, and, although she declined a number of very 
lucrative engagements which were offered her, she consented to 
act upon a few occasions for the benefit of the U. S. Sanitary 
Commission. She so performed at Boston, New York, Phila- 
delphia, Baltimore, and Washington, netting a fund of over 
$8,000. Nov. 7, 1874, she took her farewell of the New York 
stage. 

As a tragic actress Miss Cushman held an unsurpassed position. 
Of her greatness in her art, there is no question. Shakespeare has 
had no grander exponent. She stood upon the topmost height. 
Her reading was the finest on the stage, especially in its justness. 
Its accuracy was wonderful, and the astonishing power of emphasis 
which she would sometimes concentrate upon 3 single word was 
contrasted with the most delicate discriminations of meanings. 
She seemed to have settled to her own satisfaction that her ex- 
alted status and her stage ability were universally recognized, and 
therefore adverse or friendly criticism of her performance gave 
her no concern. Meg Merrilies was generally considered her 
greatest character. She acted many male r6les, such as Hamlet, 
Romeo, and Cardinal Wolsey. There was nothing new in her 
Hamlet It was a quiet, old-fashioned performance, even to the 
breaking of Ophelia's fan, an ancient stage tradition. But her 
Romeo was one of the very best I ever saw. She had all the 
fervor and ardor needed for the part. In many respects Miss 
Cushman was a peculiar woman. She always made it a point to 
know everybody by name about a theatre, and would remember 
them for years, and was remarkably strict in her stage discipline, 
particularly so with the women. She died leaving a fortune of 
$600,000. In 1874 the dramatic critic of a Washington, D. C, 
new.spapcr wrote to Miss Cushman, asking her to give a gratuitous 
representation for the benefit of the poor of that city. To this 
request Miss Cushman sent the following reply: 

Dear Sir : I am in receipt of yours of Uie ist, in answer to which I find 
mysell under the necessity of saying " No" to your request that I would give one 
of the nights of my short enEagement in Washington lor the benefit of your local 
charities. My reasons for this decision arc as follow : I think the lime has come 
in which some one should make a protest against the system, now so fully inau- 
gurated, of making artists pay so much more than the rest of the communitv for 
charities in which they are uot especially tnterested, and which have no claim 
upon them Vou simply ask of me that I should cive from ^400 to Jcoo to your 
poor, while those immediately concerned, those who are bound by all the ties of 
neighborhood and common brotherhood, think they are doing their part in pay- 
ing their quota of a dollar or two. when they receive in return a fulfequi^'alent 
out of the lal'or, severe enough, of the often hard pressed and i>truf;i;ling artist. 
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the claims which fall upon every human creature alike. You may think it Indeli- 
cate, but it is surely not irrelevant for me to &ay here that I give to my poor and 
needy, and my poor's poor and needy, upward of Jl2,ooo, which I consider a very 
fair percentage upon my income. As for myself, it would take every day of every 
year if I were to respond to one half the applications of this kind that meet me 
at every turn ; and each one of us who are so freely called upon in these ways, 
I have no doubt, have not only their regular clientele of claimants to whom they 
are bound, and for whom they are accountable, but also host^ of such applica- 
tions and claims for which they are in no way bound. 

It strikes me th;it the whole a&air is onesided, and that a word is necessary in 
the way of justice. I am willing to place myself in this breach, and say for all 
my confreres in art — whose errors have never been on the side of niggardliness 
— that it is unfair we should do alt the work, and pay also, both publicly and 
privately, as we do to my certain knowledge. 

Allow me to suggest that, in place of this easy manner of doing good, a house 
to house visitation for charitable objects would place it within the power of every 
citizen to help the poor of his own city and neighborhood, with much greater 
comfort to his conscience than this ccut percent contract of so much money for 
so much amusement — and the poor thrown in. Believe me to be, with much 
consideration, respectfully yours. 

Edwin Forrest and Charlotte Cushraan for years greatly admired 
ont another. Each declared that the other was the greatest dra- 
matic artist living. During the Civil War they both agreed to 
play in "Macbetli," for the benefit of the Sanitary Fund. They 
had never been on the stage together before. The performance 
was a great success. Both appeared at their best. Hut from that 
time they were sworn enemies, and each expressed the utmost con- 
tempt for the professional qualities of the other. Forrest used to 
say that Cushman "was not a wuman at all," and Cushman de- 
clared Forrest was a butcher. Miss Cushman's donations in 1863 
to the sick and wounded, through the United States Sanitary Com- 
mission, were as follow: 



Benefit at Academy of Music, Philadelphia, Sept- 12 
Kenefit at Academy of Music, Boston, Sept. 26 
Benefit at Grover's 'I'heatre. Washington, Oct. 17 
benefit at Ford's Theatre, Baltimore, Oct. 19 
Benefit at Academy of Music, New York, Oct. 22 

Total 



3,020.75 

1,800.00 

360.00 

3,272.27 

$8,267.29 



Joseph Jefferson began an engagement at this theatre Nov. g, in 
"Rtp_yan VVjnklq/ ' On Saturday evening, Nov. t4, and every 
Isaturday even ing during bis engagement, Kate Field appeared 
as Peg Woffington in "Masks and Faces." This was her first 
appearance on the stage. Eben Plympton acted Sir Charles 
Pomander; Charles Wheatlcigh, Triplet; and Estelle Mortimer, 
Kitty Clive. Julia Seaman made her d^but here Nov. 28, as 
Hamlet 

John S. Clarke returned here Nov. 30 in " RedJ[]a£e." W. E. 
Sheridan, Chas. Walcot, Jr., Mrs. W. A- CHapmanT and Mrs. 




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Rumor, as Chorus, Mrs. Char1«fl Calvert 
Duke of Gloucester . . C. H. Putnam 

Pistol C. B. Bishop 

Boy Frank Ltitle 

Mootjoy E. K. Collier 

D»me Quickly .... Mary WelU 

Alice Fanny Reeves 

Isabel .... Lonite Henderson 



Duke of Bedforvl . . . W. V. Ranous 
Duke of Exeter . . . Henry Weaver 
Archbishop of Canterbury 

'jame« Bartlett 
Lewis, the Dauphin . Henri W. Stuart 
Duke of Orleans ... R. P. Steele 
Constable of France, Edwin Sheppard 
Princess Kathennc . Bertha Cirardin 



This was the first appearance in this country of Mrs. Chas. 
Calvert, Geo. Rignoid, Frederick Thome, and Mrs. Henri Stuart 
(Bertha Girardin). "Henry V." was raagnincently placed on 
the stage. There was a ballet of twenty-four ladies, four chil- 
dren, twelve English page boys, twelve French page boys, four- 
teen male chorus singers, seven horses and grooms, one hundred 
and thirty-nine supernumeraries, and seventeen "supers" in 
armor. 

George Vandenhoff took his farewell of the stage Oct. 38, 1858, 
at Liverpool, Eng. , after a career of 44 years. 

Mr. Stuart died in this city Jan. 6, 1891. He was born at Lon- 
don, in 1S45. He made his first appearance as an actor in the 
Cluny Theatre in Paris, and acted afterward in the Porte St. 
Martin, and at the Gymna.se. After the run of "Henry V." at 
this theatre be gave some performances of F'rench comedy, and 
returned with his wife to France. He reappeared in America in 
1888 with the Coquclin-Hading company at Wallack's Theatre in 
this city. When "The Knights of Tyburn" was produced at 
Niblo's Garden (April, 1890) he was the stage director. About 
one month prior to his death he became stage manager at the Eden 
MuB^e. this city. 

A matinee was given March 4. 1875, of "The Lady of Lyons," 
lor the benefit of J. A. Zimmerman, the treasurer of the house. 
Edwin Adams was Claude Melnotte; John W. Carroll, Beauseant; 
John Jack, Col. Damas; Wm. R. Floyd, Glavis; John Matthews, 
Deschapelles; Rose Eytinge, Pauline; Mary Wells, Mme. Des- 
cbapcllcs; and Mme. Ponisi, Widow Melnotte. Geo. Rignold's 
benefit, matinfic April 15, consisted of "The Lady of Lyons" and 
"Black Eyed Susan." Geo. Rignoid played Claude, Fanny Daven- 
port, Pauline. In the afterpiece Geo. Rignoid was the William; 
Maud Granger, Black Eyed Susan; and Affie Weaver, Dolly May- 
flower. Adelaide Neilson returned here April 26, in ".AlDy_R_pb- 
sart." which was played ten times. J. B. Studley, Fred Warde, 
Ida Vernon, Florence Richmond, Aflfic Weaver, Anne Missouri, 
and Miss Davidson were in the cast. 

A matinee performance was given April 29, for the benefit of 
the Dan Bryant Fund, and the play was "The Ticket of Leave 
Man," with this cast: 

TOL. lU. — 8 



tl4 A HISTORY OF THE NEW YORK STAGE tan 



BabSriiriy 



W. T. Ftenace 

FndB.Wafde 

C B BUbop 

T. J Hiod 

TIqq*. C Uflrra 

Mf».S«ten 



1 Melter Mo« . . 


RovCfti Nonvoo 


Sam WOlouefaby . 


1 Second Detective 


. . W. Caipcmcr 


Burtoa . . . - 


r Kf^ 


Walter . . . 


H. H<Mcra 


First Detcciive 


J- Da«* 


First Party 


K. Kern 


Secood Pany . 


... A- Bliss 


Fint Navvte . . 


. . \V. Havktos 


Secaod Nawie 


. . T. Ha&bim 



Mr. Gmmi 

Katfhr St. EfrcMwi 

Mrs. W. J. FlonBc* 
Miy Unwdi. Mn. F. S. C3Mntett 
JMI tMlMo . ■ f redctick Hmcbc 

Mt. «nd Mrs. W. J. Flot«nce. Mrs. F- S Chanfrao, T. F. Hind. 
iMi TT>iiniii K. Mom* acted the characters originally perfonsed 
by iKam tfi the llr^t Dnsdnctioa of the drama in America at the 
Win city. Now. 3a 1863. 

J^nn i^ ^ utwnv >«^« BABJigcr, took his benefit mating May 
4 YiM IWgWiaii bcfui with " To Oblige Benson. " Effie Ger- 
■Mi IMt Wt^ "irry Beckett. John W. CarrcU, and H. B. 
Uftl^iltt W#R cast. (^lu1iQe Rutherford then sang a 

SHiirjVWplk K W^Miock retHted "Shamus O'Brien;" the 
«"ii»i ■-» ftHM^yi *"ChiW of the Regiment," followed, with Ellen 
""^ Mrs. Henry Weaver, Frederick Thome, 
• ^cletco, Harry Hogan, W. V. Ranous, 
and t Kent in the cast ; after which 
\UTV\i WUIw (his fir^t appearance in America), 
i« 1 'iilf frrl by Fred intropidi. This was 
rMl Boys* who sang ^Spring, Gentle 
iintfv- ' Tte pcrfonnance closed with the 

^ • i^nirci Tberc were also in the cast 

v. Afie Weawtr. Estclle Mortimer, 

Ftwl Waide, Charles Rockwell, 

Neilsoo's benefit. May 7, "The 

Adelaide Neilson; Helen, Ida 






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t^ StWkr; Sir Thomas Clifford, h 
Hmm; FMbott. C. R Bishop I 



Ihv Ui<V wl \y\^» w*» tcKi >^r •* ** Neilson's last 

.«i\t t\MUM Vftik FKd W«Pde as Claude, 

^« M^teoiKk The hftlcosy scene from 

>^«» «^ C«iv«ak vith H. J. Moctague as 

.««M«i bienr May i<x «» EvadiK; with Geo. 

!^ ?^«dtay. Lintovico: Ceo. Morton. King; 

yomak Tt9k»^n htMit (vat i n.^ May 

J <u«Ml'' (Cka RkMld as William); 

1 cownifiy IB **The Yankee House- 

tn "^RovMO and Juliet," Adelaide 

.:i to Awemiik *s she sailed for 




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Europe May 15), H. J. Montague, Romeo; ^jarrigan and Hart in 
a sketch called '' Patrick s Parade ; " and " NantheGood For Noth- 
ing" : Bijou Heron as Nan ; James Lewis, Tom Dribbles; and 
Owen S. Fawcctt, Harry Johnston. " Macbeth " was produced 
May 17. with Clara Morris as Lady Macbeth, and Geo. Rignold 
as Macbeth. 

John !>. Vincent was admitted to the Actors' Fund Home 1892. 

The next production was " Jane Shore," with Clara Morris in the 
title r6Ie. For H. J. Montague's benefit (matinee May 27) the first 
act of " The Shaughraun." with Montague as Capt. Molincaux ; Ebcn 
Plympton, Robert Ffolliott; John Gilbert, Father Dolan ; Edward 
Arnot. Kinchella; Harry Beckett. Harvy Duff; Boucicault, Conn ; 
Jeffreys Lewis, Arte O'Neale; Dora Goldthwaite, Claire Ffolliott; 
Mme. Ponisi, Mrs. O'Kelly. and Miss Baker, Moya. This was fol- 
lowed by "Tears, Idle Tears," next by a recitation of "The Charge 
of the Light Brigade," by Mrs. Rousby, and the first, second, and 
third acts of " London Agsuranc e." with this cast; Sir Harcourt, 
Chas. Fisher ; Max. W/. bavidge. Sen. ; Charles Courtley, Fred 
Warde; Dazzle, H. J. Montague; Lady Gay, Fanny Davenport; 
Grace, Jeffreys Lewis. Clara Morris acted " Camille," May 31, with 
Charles R. Thornc, Jr. as Armand; matinee June 2, for a Masonic 
benefit; * ' Wom an's Heart," the last three acts of ** Othello," and the 
second scene, touriTi act, of the *' Hunchback." A number of Masonic 
brothers (amateurs) appeared, and the several plays were castas fol- 
lows : " Woman's Heart '* (" Time Tries All ") : 



Leesoo .... Bra Sam W. Fort 
Yawn .... Bro. John P. Cooke 

Ointon Frank Liule 

Matthew Uates . W. Bro. John Griffin 



Tommy Tacey . Bro. C W. Batler 

John Mr. Carpenter 

Laura . ■ . Mrs. A- H- Davenport 
Fanny Elsie Moore 



In "The Hunchback" Virginia Mitchell appeared as Julia (her 
first appearance in New York). In "Othello" Mrs. L. H. Scofield 
played Desdemona; John H. Bird. Othello; Thos. F. Clarke, lago; 
Chas. Ulraer, Cassio; and Joseph Byrnes, Roderigo. Geo. Clarke 
took a benefit June 26, and acted Alfred Evelyn in " Money," for the 
first time in this city. 

Barry Sullivan made his reappearance on the American stage 
Aug. 30, in "Hamlet." repeated Aug. 31 ; James Cathcart was the 
Ghost; Louise Hibbert (first appearance in America). Ophelia; 
Fred Warde, Laertes; Geo. Becks, Osric; " Richelieu," Sept. 1,2; 
"Richard HI./' Sept. 3,4: Harry Dalton as Trcssel, Cathcart as 
Earl of Richmond, Fred Wardc as Duke of Buckingham. Fred 
Warde played, matinee Sept. 4, Claude Melnotie. Barry Sullivan 
acted Beverly Sept. 13, 14, in "The Gamester," Barry Sullivan as 
Beverly, and Ida Vernon, Charlotte; Sept. t6, " Hamlet ;" Sept. 17. 
" Richard IIL ; " " The Gam ester." Sept. 18. George Bclraore made 



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bis first appearance here, acting Nat Gosling in " Thn FJlYi pf Scud ^ . " 
Sept. 20, when Blanche Grey acted Julia, and Rosa Rand (first 
appearance here) as Katey Rideout. This was also the dfbui at 
this house of Mrs. Fred Williams as Bob Buckskin, and Agnes 
Michell as Lord Woodbine. For Geo. Bclroore's benefit, Oct 8, 
" N gwro an_Nogg3 " ("Nicholas Nickleby ") was acted, with Mr. 
I^lmore irT the title rflle; also the last act of " Flying ^ct jd." 

George Garstin Belmore died in this city Nov. 15, 1875, aged fifty 
years. 

The Kellogg opera company began an engagement Oct. 1 1. The 
company consisted of Clara Louise Kellogg, Annie Montague (first 
appearance in opera), Julia Rosewatd, Annie Beaumont, Zelda 
Scguin. William Castle, Joseph Maas, William Carlcton, William 
Hamilton, Henry Pcakes, Geo. A. Conly (first appearance in New 
York). Harry Allen, Edward Seguin, Morgan, Cayla, Marsen, Jen- 
nie Van Zandt, and J. G. Peakes. The repertory for the week was : 
"Mignon," Clara Ixiuise Kellogg in the title rdle, and Julia Rose- 
wald as Filina; " Ernani," *' Bohemian Girl," " Faust," '* The 
Huguenots," and " Era Diavalo;" "11 Trovatore," Oct. 18, "The 
Bohemian Girl," Oct. 19, 23, " Martha," Oct. 20, "The Lily of Kil- 
larney." Oct. 21, when its composer. Julius Benedict, made his first 
appearance in America and conducted the orchestra. 

Geo. L. Fox appeared Oct. 25, in " Humpt y.Dunmtv," and was 
engaged for a season of nine weeks, but he retired Nov. 27. Among 
the specialty artists were Mile. Lucia, Orrin Bros., acrobats and 
gymnasts; Kynock and Smith, roller skaters; Little Todd, con- 
tortionist, etc.; Edward and Charles Dunbar, vocalists; and 
Louise Boshell, wire walker. Mr. Fox's illness necessitated the 
engagement of James S. Maffitt, who appeared as clown on Nov. 
15, Mr. Fox playing the first act and Mr. Maflilt the third act. Its 
last production with Geo. L. Fox, in this city, was Nov. 27, when 
it was withdrawn, Mr. Fox then exhibiting symptoms of insanity. 

"Humpty Dumpty" was originally produced at the Olympic 
(formerly Laura Keene's) Theatre. After having enjoyed four 
hundred and eighty-eight representations, it was withdrawn May 
15, 1869, revived Aug. 31, 1871, and withdrawn June li, 1872, 
having been performed three hundred and fifty-three times. Re- 
vived Feb. 17, 1873, and withdrawn June 7, after one hundred and 
twenty-seven performances. Total number of performances at 
that theatre, nine hundred and forty-three. Revived at the Grand 
Opera House Nov. 25, 1873, where it was acted seventy-nine 
tiroes. It was withdrawn after Feb. 7, 1874. G. L. Fox per- 
formed " HupTpty Dumpty " in the Bowery one hundred and 
eighty-five times, making his total number of performances of that 
character, up to date last mentioned, one thousand two hundred 
and seven times. In all, th^n, " Humpty Piux^}ty " was played in 



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New York alone with Mr. Fox, one thousand two hundred and 
sixty-eight times. 

He went to Washington, D. C, April 23, 1861, with the Eighth 
Regiment, N. Y. S. N. G. Geo. L. Fox died at Cambridge, 
Ma^s., Oct. 24, 1877. His last appearance on the stage was at 
this theatre, Nov. 27, 1875, as " Hump ty Dumpty in Every 

Having for some time given evidence ot dcmehtia, he 

was that night taken to Boston and thence to the insane asylum at 
Soracrvillc, Mass. In the autumn of 1876 he was removed from 
the asylum and taken to his home at Brooklyn, N. Y. It was 
thought at one time that he might recover, but in March, while 
walking in Fort Greene, Brooklyn, he was stricken with paralysis, 
and soon after was removed to his sister's residence at Cambridge, 
Mass. From that time until his death he had but two lucid inter- 
vals. As a pantomimisC he never had in America a superior and 
very few equals. It was while playing at Barnum's Museum 
(Broadway above Spring Street) that he was called "The Grimaldi 
of America," by the late John Oxenford, English dramatist and 
critic, who wa^ then on a visit to this country. He was also an 
excellent low comedian. 

Emma Waller appeared here Dec. 6, as Meg Merrilies in "Guy 
Mannering," and was followed, Dec. 13, by Mr. and Mrs. Barney 
Williams, in " Connie SooK^h. " "Julius Caesar" was revived 
Dec. 27, with this cast: 



Cinna A. Jacques 

Pnblius Charles Kent 

Metellus Cimber . . . . F. Monroe 
Caius Li^jariua. . . . J. S. Kooney 
First Citizen .... C. Leclercq 

Titinius J. R. Davis 

Flavius Harry Hogan 

Servius Marian .Sackett 

HoriU Mary Wells 



Caius Cassius . . . Lawrence Barrett 
Marcus Anfonius F. C. Bangs 

Octavius Caesar . . . E. K, Collier 
Uecius Brutus . . . H. B. Bradley 
Fubtius Casca . . Heory Weaver. Sr. 
Lucius (with soDg) . . Helen Morant 

Calphurnia , Rosa Rand 

MarcuK Junius Brutus, E. L. Davenport 
Julius Czsar . . . Milnes Levick 
Treboniiu .... Harry LaogdoD 

There were twenty-six supernumeraries for citizens, twelve 
liclors, six trumpeters, eight magistrate?, ten old soldiers, two 
officers, and five children — over one hundred and sixty persons on 
the stage, besides the regular cast. The one hundredth consecu- 
tive performance of "Julius Caesar" occurred March 3a It was 
withdrawn April i, 1876, having had a run of fourteen weeks — 
eighty-five nights, fourteen Saturday matin<5es, and four extra 
matinees. Lawrence Barrett withdrew from the company, and 
Junius Brutus Booth played Cassius. James S. Rooney (right 
name J. R. Stevens) died at Belding, Mich., March 13, 1888. 

The house was closed the week commencing April 3, to prepare 
for "Henry V.." which was produced April 10, and had a run of 
five weeks. The cast was : 




Il8 A HISTORY OF THE NEW YORK STAGE D«7« 



Sir Thomas Grey . . . H. Hoeaa 

GoKcr H. B. Bradley 

Mac Morris J- Dowlmg 

Fluellen ...... Fred Thome 

jAmey IoHd Kntherland 

\Vitli21ns . . . Eawin F. Knowles 
Bates ..... J, W. Dowlir 

Nym Chas. T. ParsIoS] 

Hardolph C. Leclerc 

Pistol C. B. Bishopi 

Boy Frank Little 

Charles Aug. Pitou 

Louis W. A. Whiiecar 

Rambures Albert West 

Grandprtf .... Arthur Weisse 

Momioy E. K. Collier 

Hostess Mary Wells 

Isabel Laura Grayson 

Alice GabricUe du Sauld 



Rnmor, as Chorus . . . Rosa Rand 
Earl of Westmoreland, Wm. F. Monroe 
Earl of Warwick . . Thos. J. Edwin 
Archbishop of Canterbury 

W. H. Meeker 
Earl of Cambridge . . D. R. Young 
Sir Thomas Erpingham, J. R. Davis 
Duke of BurRundy . . W. H. Meeker 
A FreDch Soldier, Mons. Paul Juignet 
The Constable - . . C. A. Stedman 
Governor of Karfleur . . J. C. Pyke 
Princess Katheriue . ■ Louise Doret 
King Hcnnr .... Geo. Rignold 
Duke of Gloster .... Ilayward 
Duke of Bedford . . . Geo. Weber 
Duke of Exeter - . . H. A. Weaver 
Duke of York . . . . H. Harvey 
Earl of Salisbury. . . . G. Moore 
Bishop of Ely . . . Lewis Haller 
Lord Scroop .... CM. Pyke 

John L. Vincent took his annual benefit (matinee) April 27, and 
the performance consisted of "Afpng (.^j -k." with Geo. Rignold 
in the leading part. "Tyodjgs ^^ was, the alterpiece. with Chas. B. 
Hishop as Toodles. Gca Rignold had his benefit at a matinee 
May 4, when "Romeo and Juliet" was acted, with Rignold as 
Romeo; Frederic Robinson, Mercutio; and Sara Jewett as Juliet. 
The Clara Louise Kellogg English opera company began a week's 
engagement May 8, in " The'Sta^ of the ^i^orth." Wm. Tillotson, 
the treasurer of the theatre, took a benefit matinee May 9. The 
picgramme consisted of "-Aifluc," Geo. Rignold as Col. Chalice, 
and " JThg Cnmiml rmmti'SB," Marie Gordon as the Countess, 
Geo. hawc ett Row e as the Chevalier. The house was closed week 
of May 15 until Friday afternoon, May 19, when Joseph H. 
Tookcr, the business manager of the theatre, took his benefit. 
The programme was: "David Garrick," Lawrence Barrett as Gar- 
rick, and Ada Dyas as Ada Ingot; Clara Louise Kellogg fol- 
lowed, with a Scotch ballad; then came the second act of "Black 
Eyed Susan," with Rignold as William, Sara Jewett as Susan; 
the forum scene from "Julius Csesar," E. L. Davenport as Brutus; 
and the entertainment ended with the Girards in grotesque dances. 
The scisnn closed May 27, after one week's performance of 
'* lulius t .iMf," Lawrence Barrett as Cassius; F. C Bangs as 
V Anton\'; Milnes Levick, Julius Cesar; Rosa Rand, Cal- 
lia; and IC L. Davenport, Brutus. Lawrence Barrett took a 

May 31, and the bill was: " David Garrick," with Barrett as 
<; the fourth act of "The Merchant of Venice," E. I- 

nX as Shylock, Chas. R. Thome, Jr., as Gratiano, Joseph 

•Jt as '' ■■\ and Sara Jewell as Portia. The farce of 

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The company which had recently played "Henry V." at this 
theatre, with Lawrence Barrett in place of George Rignold, were 
taken to San Francisco, Cal. Jarrett & Palmer's transcontinental 
train, that left Jersey City at 9.22 a. m. Sunday morning, June 4, 
arrived at Oakland (Cal. ) June 7. The journey was made in eighty- 
three hours, thirty-nine minutes, sixteen seconds, and the rale of 
speed from forty to forty-four miles an hour, — the fastest time 
made by rail from New York to San I-'rancisco. The company 
appeared in "Henry V." at the California Theatre, San Francisco, 
June 7, Bijou Heron had a benefit (matin6e) June 1, when Sara 
Jewett, Chas. Stevenson, and H. A. Weaver, Sr., played "My 
Uncle's Will." "Medea" followed, with Matilda Heron in the 
title rdle, Constance Leigh as Creusa, and Bijou Heron as Lycaon. 
This was followed by " Faint Heart Never Won Fair Lady," with 
Miss Sutherland as the Duchess, and Bijou Heron as King Charles. 

The next season opened Aug. 14, when Lord Byron's "Sarda* 
napalus" was produced for the first time in America, under the 
direction of Charles A. Calvert and John L. Vincent. The simu- 
lated conflagration at the end of the last act was a grand piece 
of stage work. In act two there was an Italian ballet led by Mal- 
vina Bartoletti and Sig. Ernesto Mascagno. Mesdames Palladino, 
Mascarini, Stickel, Besesti, and Parmegiani, with four first-class 
dancers, eight coryphees, six ballet ladies, ninety-nine "supers," 
twenty-four negro boys, twelve chorus women, eight chorus men, 
and forty-eight "extra" ladies, comprised the working company, 
besides the following cast : 



Sardanapalus .... F. C. Bangs 

Arbaces £. K. Collier 

iJeleses .... Harry Weaver, Sr. 

Alt«da Harry Ho^n 

Paria .... Edwin K. Knowles 

Sfiro B. L. .Vlatlack 

Zones A. H. Forrest 



Salemcnes (Unt appear- 
ance here) .... Louis Aldrich 

Balea A. Jacques 

Herald H. N. Wilson 

Zarina .... Dora Goldthwaite 

Myrrha Agnes Booth 

Cupbearer Frank Clarke 



After a run of one hundred and thirteen consecutive perform- 
ances it was withdrawn Dec. 2. "King Lear" was produced for 
the first time in this theatre Dec. 4, when Lawrence Barrett im- 
personated Lear for the first time in this city. The cast was: 



Edgar E. L. Davenport 

Kdmund E. K. Collier 

Earl of Kent . . Wro. E. Sheridan 
Dulcc of Cornwall . Louis F. Barrett 
Duke of .'Mb.iny . . Harry Langdon 
Duke of Burgundy, Ceo. W. Wcsscls 

Harry Langdon was arlmitted to the Actors* Fum! Home 
November, 1902. 



Earl of Gloucester Henry Weaver 

The Fool .... Willie Scvmour 

Goneril Gertrude Kellogg 

Regan .... Dora Cioldthwaite 
Cordelia Stella Boniface 



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On Dec- i6 Colley Gibber's version of "Richard III." wasl 
played: Richard (first time in this city), Lawrence Barrett; Rich- 
mond, Fred Warde; Duke of Buckingham, W. E. Sheridan; Lord] 
Stanley, Harry Langdon; King Henry, Henry A. Weaver, Sr. ; 
Prince of Wales, Laura Thorpe; Tressel, Willie Seymour; Earl of 
Ratcliffc, L. F. Barrett; Sir Wm. Catesby, E. K. Collier; Queen 
Elizabeth, Gertrude Kellogg; Lady Anne, Dora Goldthwaitej 
Duchess of York, Mrs. M. A. Farren ; Duke of York, Masterl 
Aug. B. Eling. This play was repeated matinee Dec. 21, for th< 
sufferers by the Brooklyn Theatre fire, that occurred Dec. 5, 1876. 
"Daniel Druce," by W. S. Gilbert, was first played Dec. 25, and 
had this cast: 



OaDiel Druce ■ 
Sir Jasper . . 
Reuben Hatnes 
Geoffrey Wynyard 



I^wrence Barrett 
Wm. E. Sheridan 
John W. Jennin^ 
Fred B. Warde 



Marple Vienry Weaver 



Dorothy (first appear- 
ance here) . . 
Joe Ripley . . . 
Strceant 
Soldier . . 



Minnie Palme 
. E. K. Collier"! 

Andrew Jacquea 
. Frauk UiUft.. 



The house was closed Jan. 20. 1 

r^' ^ifth Avenue ." a local play by Geo. Fawcett Rowe, was first 
'acted Feb. 5, 1877, with this cast: , 



Richard Klake 
Richard Blogg 
Horatio Nelson 
Jacob Schnitz . 
Col. Cushinf; . 
Larry Doolahan 
Simon Schuyler 



Geo. Rfgnold 
E. K, Collier 
. John Wild 

Geo. S. Knight 
Chas. Kosene 

, J. A. Meade 
Jas. H. Taylor 



* . - . 

I Hon. Graham Uddisdale, Fred Warde 
J Col. Mark Anthony Smart 
I Geo. Vining Howera 

Ijem Maggs Henry A. Weaver, Sr. 



Exodus Jerome (first 
In New York) . . , 
Hiram Shortey . . 
Scrgl. Mulligao . , 
Marie Antoinette 

Jutkins 

Porter 

Olivia 

Mrs. Smythe . . . 
Cleopatra . . . , 
AuDty .... 



appearance * 

, Atkins Lawrence 
Chas. T. Parsloe , 
Chas. W. liutle 
Marion Sacketf 
Jas. K. Vox 
H. B. Lonsdate 
Maud Granger 
, . Annie Deland 
, . Kate Girard 
Kate Singleton 



"A Trip to the Moon" was produced by the Kiraify Bros. 
MarcK'T4r The premieres dansetists were Mile, de Rosa, Mauri, 
Palladino. and Mascarina; also Gaugain, Sig. Mascagno, male 
dancer. Venie Clancey, Florence Ellis, and Jennie Hughes werttfl 
in the cast It was withdrawn March 24, and the house closed. ^ 

John E. McCullough began an engagement April 2, as Virginius 
in the play of that name: Fred Warde as Icilius: Jas. H. Taylor, 
Dentatus; E. K. Collier, Appius Claudius; Willie Seymour, 
Lucius; Geo. Hecks, Titus: Maud Granger, Virginia; Mmc. 
Ponisi, Servia; and Nellie Wilson as the Female Slave. " Richer ^ 
lieu" was played April 8, 9; "Richard III.,*' April 10, >lS 
"Othello." April 12 and matinee April 13; night of April 13, 
"Richard III." McCullough alternated the character of lago and 
Othello. James W. Collier first appeared here in " Othello," 
acting Cassio. Mme. Ponisi was the Emilia. McCullough acted 



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Spartacus in " The Glad iator." April i6, with Maud Granger as 
Senona, and Nina Vanan, Julia; " Metam orq" was acted April 21, 
Fred Wardc as Walter, Geo. Becks as Kawcshinc; Maud Granger, 
Nahmeokee. 

Joseph Tooker, the business manager, took a benefit matinee 
April 19. The bill was: Glees by the English opera chorus; the 
closet scene of the fourth act of "The Wife," by John E. McCuI- 
lough and E. K. Collier; ballad by Clara Louise Kellogg; balcony 
scene, "Romeo and Juliet," by Fanny Davenport and John E. 
McCuIlough; Annie Borie in ballads; the farce, "Slasher and 
Crasher," with Stuart Robson as Slasher and W, H. Crane as 
Crasher, Joseph H. Tooker as John, and Louisa Eldridgeas Dinah. 
The entertainment closed with the singing of "The Star Spangled 
Banner," by the English operatic chorus. Madrigal Boys, full 
orchestra, church chimes, and organ accompaniment. Annie Borie 
was the soloist. John E. McCuUough acted Spartacus April 20. 

John L. Vincent took his benefit matinee April 25, and the pro- 
gramme was: song, "A Sailor's Life for Me," by William Hamil- 
ton, with a chorus by Pyke's Madrigal Boys, after which the trial 
scene from "The \Ierchant of Venice," John McCuIlough, Shy- 
lock; Lillie Eldridge, Portia; followed by second act of "Our 
■^9^c j ^n g House^ " with Stuart Robson, W. H. Crane, W. "K 
Sheridan^ J. W. Carroll, Alcxina Fisher Baker, Maud Harrison, 
Virginia Buchanan, Minnie Doyle, and Meta Bartlett in the cast. 
This was followed by the military band (sixty-five performers) of 
the Twenty-second regiment, under the direction of P. S. Gilmore; 
Mme. Fannie Goodwin then sang "Listen, Dear Father," from 
the opera of "Dan" I Druce." Geo. S. Weeks sang the serenade 
of "Oh! My Beautiful Dorothy." John McCuIlough recited "The 
Little Hero;" C. W. Couldock recited "The Vagabonds;" Geo, 
Weeks then sang " Beware," and "The Tramp Chorus" closed the 
entertainment, by the Madrigal Boys. 

"Virginius" was acted April 25. 26, and matinee April 27. 
John McCulIough's engagement terminated April 28, with "Mac- 
beth," Mme. Ponisi as Lady Macbeth. On the occasion of 
McCulIough's benefit (April 27), he was presented with a laurel 
wreath. Jarrett & Palmers three years' lease of this theatre 
expired May 4, 1877, when the season closed. 

A summer season commenced May 14. under the management of 
Geo. Rignold, W. W. Tillotson, and J. G. Brown. "Alone" and 
"Black Eyed Susan" were given, and continued May 15. 16. 
"Romeo and Juliet" was played May 17. 18, 19. Geo. Rignold as 
Romeo, Marie Wainwright as Juliet, F. B. Warde as Mercutio. 
This was Marie Wainwright's first appearance on the stage in this 
city. 

Miss Wainwright's mother died in Philadelphia, when Marie 



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was six months old, and she made her home with her grandmother 
in Virginia. 

Not long afterwards her grandmother died, and Marie, at the 
age of seven, was again in a new home, with her aunt, Mrs. 
Pleasants cf Philadelphia. In 1861 her father, then Commodore 
in the United States Navy, was killed on the Harriet Lam at the 
time of the Rebellion at Galveston. He was the son of Bishop 
Wainwright of New York. 

In 1870 she was married in Paris, France, to Henry H. 
Slaughter, and was a second time married to him by an English 
clergyman at a little English chapel, to please her aunt. On their 
return to America, Mr. and Mrs. Slaughter went through the cere- 
mony a third lime to please Dr. Edward Pearcc of Philadelphia^ 
the lady's guardian. She finally became a pupil of Fanny Morant, 
and made her d^but as Juliet. She was the original Josephine in 
America in " Pinafore," at the Boston Museum. She was divorced 
from Mr. Slaughter who died in Australia; was married to Louis 
James March 14, 1882, from whom she separated in 1891, and soon 
after married Franklin Roberts. 

^mos.Qark" was played May 21, 1877, with Rignold in the 
title part, hrecf H. Warde as Sir Robert Clavering, and Marie 
Wainwright as Mildred. 

A performance took place matinee May 28, in aid of the Cuban 
sufferers. The attraction was: H. J. Montague (first appearance 
in New York in six months) and Ada Dyas in "A Happy Pair,'* 
and the Amaranth club (amateurs) of Brooklyn, appeared in 
'^Conscience." 

* Minnie Lummings made her first appearance evening of May 28, 
as Juliet, to Mr. Rignold's Romeo. 

"Henry V." was revived May 29, with Rignold as the King; 
matinee May 30, Geo. Rignold took a benefit. " Romeo and 
Juliet " was acted, and the novelty of seven Juliets was announced 
as follows: the balcony scene by Adelaide Ncilson; the potion 
scene by Fanny Davenport; nurse and marriage scenes by Ada 
Dyas; banishment scene by Maud Granger; parting scene by 
Marie Wainwright; the tomb scene by Minnie Cummings; and 
the masquerade scene by Grace d'Urfrey. All these ladies ap- 
peared except Miss Neilson, who at the last moment declined. 
Fred B. Warde was the Mercutio on this occasion. "Henry V.'* 
was acted June i, 2, when the house closed. Anna Boyle made 
her New York d6but July 50, as Juliet in "Romeo and Juliet** 
She had taken the house for one week, but two performances 
appeared to be sufficient for the lady and the public, as the house 
was closed the third night. Walter Treville was Romeo, and 
Milnes Lcvick, Mercutio. 

The theatre was reopened under the management of James C. 



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Duff, Sept. 12, 1877, with the Marie Aimce French opera bouffe 
company, in " I^ Petite Marine," which had this cast: 



Gruielle Aim^ 

The Prodeatate jouard 

Monteflascone Duptaa 

San Carlo Mortland 



LucTczia Desirtfc 

Theobaldo .... Adele Gucjmard 

Beatrix Duparc 

Deppo Castel 



Ray Trafford . . Maurice Barrymore 

Pearl Edith Bland 

Laura .... Constauce Mamblin 
JudgL- .... Wm. David^c, Sen. 
Peachblossom .... Miss Paul 



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This was the American d^but of M. Jouard. Mile. Berthe 
Mario made her debut Sept. 14, as Mme. Lange in "La Kille de 
Mme. Angot." "La Boulangere a des £cus " was done for the 
first time, Sept. 24, 25, 26. In the company were Florence 
Duparc, Sophie Gherzi, Mons. Legras, Marie Vandamme, Mons. 
Hayne, Mile. Adrienne, and Mons. Davalis. They closed Sept, 
29, and opened at the Broadway Theatre, Oct. i. 

Augustin Daly was the next manager of this theatre. He began 
a season Oct. 29, with Joseph Jefferson in "J^oVan Winkle," and 
continued until Dec. i. " Under the Gaslight' was performed on 
each Saturday evening, except Mr. Jefferson's closing night, when^.^^ 
"Rip " was played. The cast of " Under the Gaslight " was : ^ 

Byke Chas. Fisher 

Judas .... Mrs. G. H. Gilbert 
Snorkev .... Owen S. Fawcctl 

Bermudas John Drew 

Signal Man . . Frank Hardenbergh 

Aim6e and company returned Dec. 3 for one week. 

Fanny Davenport appeared Dec. 22 as Rosalind, in "As You 
Like It;" Geo. Vandenboff was Jaqucs. Wm. Carleton (the opera 
singer), Amiens; Constance Hambltn, Celia; Mrs. G. H. Gilbert, 
Audrey; Amy Stuart, Phebe; Wm. Davidge, Touchstone; Charles 
Fisher, Adam; Owen S. Fawcett, Corin; and Thomas Jefferson, 
William. "Twelfth Night" was acted Dec. 26, and the season 
closed Dec. 29, with Fanny Davenport as Lady Gay Spanker and 
Lady Teazle, in acts from " London, A ssurance " and " The School 
for Scandal." 

A play called "Sula" was produced Dec. 31, with Pauline 
Markham, Jennie Hughes, Wm. H. Lytell, and the Ross sisters 
in the cast. It was withdrawn after a few nights and the house 
was closed. 

Frank Hardenbergh. having become bereft of his reason, was 
taken to an insane asylum, Aug. 29, 1884, near Hartford, Conn. 
During a performance of " Seven Twenty-eJE ht. ' by Daly's com- 
pany, at the Grand Opera house, Brook 1 yn. K . Y., April, 18S4, 
his trouble first manifested itself. During the performance he be- 
came so involved in his lines that the other members of the com- 
pany either held the stage with him in order to prevent any 
stoppage of the performance, or crowded the wings so as to be 



124 A HISTORY OF THK NEW YORK STAGE C'«7» 



ready to come to his rescue if he altogether lost himself. He 
blundered fearfully, but with the assistance of others, he con- 
trived to pull through till the last night of the engagement. On 
that night when the curtain went down poor Frank stood motion- 
less upon the stage, and did not move even after the lights were 
put out. He was taken away, and that night his mind went out 
just as completely as had the footlights. Hard study, with a 
world of domestic woe, was the alleged cause. He was a very 
hard student, and had mastered many parts. That may in some 
measure account for his mental trouble. But there were other 
matters of a domestic nature that, no doubt, helped to dethrone 
hi.s reason. He married when he was young in the profession, 
and lived happily with his wife for many years, and as he pros- 
pered, contrived to save a considerable sum of money. But he 
began to feel his way of advancement, and he commenced to 
study very hard. His wife, who was childless, thought he spent 
too much time with his rdles and too little with her, and believing 
herself neglected, became cross and morose. He and his wife 
quarrelled and disagreed so often that at last they separated, and 
Frank gave his wife half of his property. For several years he 
had reason to believe that she was dead, and in that belief he 
married again. His last wife was Helene Coe. sister of Isabella 
Coe. Almost simultaneously with the birth of his first child the 
wife he supposed to be dead made her appearance, and demanded 
pecuniar)- assistance. I am told that he paid her $50 a week as 
long as he was able to cam any salary. For a time he fought 
off and vanquished the fear that seized him, that his first wife 
would expose him and break up his happ) home; but at last the 
dread grew too oppressive, and his friends saw that bis mind was 
giving way. He would barricade himself in his room in the 
middle of the day and express the fear that "she" was crying, 
and would often say: "She'll be here; give her all the money 
she wants," or words to that effect He died at Hartford, Conn., 
Feb. 38. 1889. 

This house was reopened Jan. 7, 187S, with Edwin Booth as 
lessee; Horace McVicker. business manager; J. Leon Vincent, 
ata^mAnager; and Aniotnc Reiff, Jr., musical director. "Rich- 
ard HI." was acted, with this cast: 

Stanlcjr A. H. Hasting 

Hastintc* . . . Chats. A- McManus 
Kitcliffe . . - . S. Harry Piemon 

Norfolk JR. Davis 

Kivtn W. H. Collins 

bishop of Ely .... J. L. Mason 
rirst Murderer .... Harry Rich 
Lord Majror .... M. J. Jordan 
Xjuiy Abdc Uzzic Rich 



WOlOlo^Ier 


Kdwin Pooth 


9 (ti Hurkln:!i 111 


Frank Evans 




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Man Wells 


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** Richard III." was played two weeks, ending Jan. 19, except 
matinee Jan. I2» when "King Henry VIII." was acted. "Rich- 
ard," matinee Jan. 19, and for the evening Jan. 19, "King Henry 
VIII." and "Taming of the Shrew." This was the first time Mr. 
Booth had played Cardinal VVolaey ("Henry VIII.") in New York. 
In "Taming of the Shrew," Wm. F. Owen made his appearance 
in this city, acting Grumio. Mr. Booth played " Hamlet " from 
Jan. 21 to Jan. 26, also Feb. 11, and matinee Feb. 13, with Joseph 
Wheclock as Laertes; Milnes Levick, Claudius; C. A. McManus, 
Horatio; Frank Pierce, Polonius; Frank Evans as the Ghost; A. 
H, Hastings, Guildenstem; W. F. Owen, First Gravedigger; 
Harry Rich, Second Gravedigger; Eleanor Carey. Ophelia; and 
Belle Flohr, Player Queen. 

Chas. A. McManus died at Big Rapids, Mich,, Dec. 11, 1888, 
and his remains were interred in Elks Rest, Philadelphia. Edwin 
Booth played lago Jan. 26, to Wheelock's Othello. Booth acted 
Othello Jan. 28, and Wheclock lago. Eleanor Carey was the 
Desdemona. Booth as Shylock in "The Merchant of Venice," 
ending with the trial scene, Jan. 29. There was also played the 
same evening "Lend Me Five Shillings," W. F. Owen as Go- 
Hghtty, and Mrs. Lizzie Rich as Mrs. Major Phobbs. 

Jan. 30. 31, Feb. i, 2, "The Fool's Revenge;" "Richelieu," 
Feb. 4, Rachel Noah as Julie de Mortimer, Joseph Wheelock as 
Dc Mauprat. "Richelieu" was given until Feb. 9, when "The 
Merchant of Venice" and "Taming of the Shrew" made up the 
bill. Mr. Booth repeated "Richelieu" Feb. 14, with Eleanor 
Carey as Julie de Mortimer; "The Merchant of Venice," was 
played Feb. 13 with Eleanor Carey as Portia; "King Richard 
II,," Feb. 15, Booth as Richard; Wheclock as Bolingbroke; 
Milnes Levick, John of Gaunt; and Eleanor Carey, the Queen. 
Booth played Ruy Bias matinee Feb. 16, and at night terminated 
his engagement and six weeks' lease of the theatre with "King 
Lear." Wheelock, Edgar; Eleanor Carey, Cordelia; Mary Wells, 
GoDcril ; and Lizzie Rich, Regan. 

"Uncle Tom's Cabin." arranged in six parts, with tableaux, was 
produced Feb. 18, and ran three weeks. Jarrett and Palmer took 
the nucleus of an "JLIucJe Tom's Cabin" company to England in 
August There were the following people engaged: Marie Bates, 
Topsy; Mrs. Fanny Denham Rouse, Aunt Ophelia; Harry Hawke, 
Marks; Harry Rowe, Legree, The company appeared in London, 
Aug. 29, 1878, at the Princess' Theatre. After a successful run 
of three months, '* Uncle Tom " was taken on the Continent visit- 
ing all the principafcitiesof Germany, Austria, Hungary, Switzer- 
land, Holland, and Bavaria. The tour lasted for about nineteen 
months. The serious illness of Harry Palmer stopped negotiations 
ioi .France, and his death in London. July 19, 1879, completely 



126 A HISTORY OF THE NEW YORK STAGE Zi9j9 



changed the affairs of this company. Palmer was the manager, 
while Jarrctt remained in America. Several other people were 
sent to Europe by Jarrett to play in this piece, and while the first 
company was at the Princess' Theatre in the evenings, another 
company was at the Aquarium, London, each afternoon. After 
the death of Palmer all returned to America, with the exception 
of Marie Bates. 

James C. Duff was the next manager; he opened March i8, with 
Max Strakosch's Italian opera company in " ATda," with this cast: 



Aida . . 
Amneris 
Radamus 



Loui.sc Kdlogg 

Adda Lxiuise Gary 

Sig. J. Fropolli 



Amonastro Sig. G. Verdt 

Kamfis G. A. Cooly 

The King G. Gotischalk 



Marie Roze made her New York d^but as Leonora, Tom Karl 
as Fernando, Verdi as Alfonso, and Conly as Baldassarc in " La 
Favorita;" March 20, "Aida;" "Faust," March 21, Rozc as 
Margherita, Annis Monteglie (first appearance) as Siebel, Tom 
Karl as Faust, with Kaufman (first appearance, as Mcphis- 
lopheles; March 22, "Mignon," Marie Rozc in the title rdle; 
matinee March 23, Kellogg as Aida, Cary as Amneris; "Aida," 
March 22, 26, matinee March 30. and night of April 2; "Rigo- 
letto," March 27; matinee April 1, "II Trovatore," when 
Francisca Gutdotti first appeared in America, singing Azuccna; 
March 38, "Un Ballo in Maschera," with this cast: 

Amalia Marie Rozc I Elrira ..... Mile. F. Cuidoiti 

Oscar Montague | 

March 29, "Lucia di Laroraermoor," Kellogg as Lucia; March 
30, "Mignon;" April i, "Faust;" April 2, "Mignon;" April 4, 
"Martha;" April 5. for the benefit of Clara Louise Kellogg; and 
the programme consisted of : first act of " La Traviala ; *' second act 
of "Mignon;" fourth act " Les Huguenots," concluding with the 
mad scene from "Hamlet;" April 6, "II Trovatore": Leonora, 
Marie Rozc; Azucena, Mme. Guidotti. This was the closing 
performance of the season. Reopened April 10, with " The E x- 
ilcs. " This play was first produced in this city by James iJuff 
^thc Broadway Theatre (now Daly's), March 2. L. R. Shcwcll, 
D. H. Harkins, Fd. J. Buckley. Mark Price, D. J. Maguinnis, C. 
Leslie Allen, H. R. Davies, John T. Craven, G. Wiley, Geo. A, 
Parkos, R. J. Dillon. J. H. Howland. C. Rolfc, J. Casey, Geo. 
Davis, H. Lowe. H. Wilcox. H. Hincs, T. H- McNary, E Chase, 
W. Armstrong, H. A. Cripps, S. Spencer, Marie Wainwright, and 
Mrs. T. M. Hunter composed the company. The season closed 
May It. 

H. J. Montague look a farewell benefit matinee June 3; First 
act of " Fritz," second and third acts of " The Romance of a Poor 



Youn^Jlaiu" William Horace Lingard in his sketches; last act 
le Two Orphans." with Kate Claxton as Louise, and "To 
rOblige Benson." 

Marie Aimee returned here with an opera bouffe company, June 

3, 6; matinee June 8, " Les Cloches de Comeville" was sung; June 

4. "La Reine Indigo;" June 5, "La Marjolaine;" June 7, "La 
.Jolie Parfumeuse;" June 8, "La Timbale dArgent;" June 10, 
' Girofle-Girofla; " June 11, second act of "La Petite Marie;" 

last act of "La Marjolaine," and third and fourth acts of "La 
Vie Parisienne." This closed the season. 

Genevieve Ward appeared for the first time in America Sept. 2, 
in "Jane Shore," supported by Geo. Vandenhoff, James H. Taylor, 
ad Milnes Levick. Jarrett & Palmer were again managers. Gen- 
evieve Ward commenced Sept. 23 in "Henry VIIL," with this 
cast : 



Lady Denny . 

Anne Bolcyn . . . 

Queen Katharine. . 

rCirdioal Wolacy . . 

Duke of Buckingham 
' High Charoberlam 

■Earl of Surrey . . 

Duke of SulTolk . . 

Sir Thomas Lovell . 

lx>rd Abergavenny . 



MiB. ^y. H. Rowe 

. . Elly CoghUn 

. Cenevieve Ward 

. Geo. Vandenhoff 

. Mitnes Levick 

J. L. Carhart 

John Swinburne 

Sam Carpenter 

Frank KJlday 

Wm. V. Ranous 



Duke of Norfolk 
King Henry 
Cromwell . 
Cardinal 
Capucius . 
Gardiner 
Lord Sands 
Surveyor . 
Henry Guildfoi 



M. A. Kennedy 
. Jas. H. Taylor 

Frank Uttic 
. C. F. Herbert 
. . Geo. Jones 
H. A. Williams 

Henry Ktch 
Andrew Jacques 
. Chaa. McKean 



"Macbeth," Oct. 21, 22, 23, with Genevieve Ward as Lady 
Macbeth, Vandenhoff as Macbeth, and Milnes Levick as Macduff. 
"Jane Shore" was seen Oct. 24, 25, 26. For her benefit. Oct. 
25. Miss Ward acted Juliana in "The Honeymoon," and Jane 
Shore. John Bird acted Duke Aranza in "The Honeymoon." 

A season of opera bouffe commenced Oct. 28, with "Jeanne, 
Jeannette et Jeanncton." In the company were: Rosinc Stani. 
Zclie Weil, L. Benedick, Havienne Dralia, Berthe Hdant, Lea 
Dcsourbray, F. Doria, E. Mialet, C. Lecuyer. "Girofle-Girofla" 
was presented Nov, 7. 

The theatre was closed Nov. 12, but reopened Nov. 25, under 
the management of William R. Deutach, with " That L ass o* 
Lowrie's." Marie Gordon, J. B. Booth, Jr., Henry DaTton.'^cr- 
aldinc' Maye, William Davidgc, Sr., and Georgine Flagg were in 
the company. " Our American Cousin " was produced Dec. 9, with 
Geo. Parkes as Lord Dundreary, and Frank Hardcnbergh as Asa 
Trenchard. 

John Stetson's " Kvangeline" company appeared Dec. 16. Gus 
Williams, James Maflitt, Harry Josephs, Larry Toolcy. Nellie Lar- 
kelle. Clara Fisher, and Eugenia Paul were in the cast. 

The Remyi concert company appeared Sunday evening, Dec. 



130 A HISTORY OF THE NEW YORK STAGE DB79 



made his first appearance on the American stage Oct. 4, 1842, at 
the old Park Theatre, as O'Callaghan in " His__Last Le gs." He 
was stage manager at Burton's Chambers' Street Theatre 1848-49. 
He opened Brougham's Lyceum Theatre (afterwards Wallack's), 
Broadway and Broome Street, Dec 23, 185a He was manager of 
the Old Bowery Theatre 1856-57. He played in this city and 
Philadelphia the samt night, Nov. 13, 1856. He reappeared at 
the Broadway and Broome Street (Wallack's house) April 6, 1857, 
where he remained three seasons. He appeared at the Fifth Avenue 
(the present site of the Madison Square Theatre), Jan. 25, 1S69. 
He was at this theatre under the management of Aug. Daly for 
two seasons. He received a benefit at the Academy cf Music, 
this city, afternoon and night. Jan. 17, 1878, which netted him 
$9,394.41, and a matinee benefit at Wallack's Theatre Feb. 14, 
which netted $884.15. These sums were invested in an annuity 
rfor him. He was the a^tha Lof the foll owing dramas: "Life in 
'the Clouds," "The Revolt of fhe Sextons." " ReputatToh." 
"Brougham & Co.," "A Row at the Lyucum," "Romance and 
Reality," "Money Market," "Game of Life," "His Love and 
Murder," "A Decided Case," "Neptune's Defeat, or the Seizure 
of the Seas," "Take Care of Little Charley," "Ouentin Maisys 
vs. Art and Artifice," " Playing with Fire," "The Duke's Motto," 
"Bel Demonio." "Flics in the Web," "O'Donnell's Mission," 
"Caught in the Toils," "The Lottery of Life," "Better Late than 
Never." "The Dramatic Review of 1868." "An Irish Stew, or the 
Mysterious Widow of Long Branch," "The Red Light, or the 
Signal of Danger," "Minnie's Luck," "John Garth," "Dead Sea 
Fruit," "The Emerald Ring," "The Lily of France," "The Pirates 
of the Mississippi," "The Declaration of Independence," "The 
Irish Emigrant." "Tight as a Brick," "The Red Mask," "Orion, 
the Goldbeater," "Slander," "A Great Mistake," "My Cousin 
German." " Metamora " (burlesque^ " Pocahontas," " Tom and 
Jerry, or Life in Boston," "Valentine and Orsino," "Don Kcyser 
de Bassoon," "Columbus, el Filibustero," "A Great Tragic Re- 
vival," "The Belles of Shandon " (collaborated with Henry 
Morford), "Much Ado About a Merchant of Venice," and_aj 
•number of plays taken from the novels of Chas. Dickens. As a 
writer Mr. Brougham was decidedly popular; not for his stage 
ffcci merely, but for a vein of rich wit and humor, as well as a 
i«ep pathos, which ran through much of his writings. His native 
mor, obliging disposition, and genial manners secured hira the 
?ndship of all with whom he came in contact. He was married 
ce: first to Emma Williams, who died in this city June 13, 
5; his second wife was Mrs. Coppteson Hodges, formerly 
ictte Hawlcy NiL'ii'n, whom he marricl in 1847. She died 



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Maurice Grau gave a short season of French opera bouffe, be- 
ginning April J2, with Marie Aimee as the star. The company 
was: Cecile Gregoire, Sara Raphaels, Jeannie Canonge (first ap^ 
pearance in America), Felice Delorme (American d^but). Louise 
tieaudet (first appearance in French opera), E. Jutau, A. Poyard, 
E. Jouard. Duplan. Mcziercs, Dupuis, Vilano, Vinchon, Salvator, 
Hayme, Gavaut, Terranele, Mile. Vallot, A. Leroy, Desflinde, 
Estradere. KIsasser, Salvator, and many others. "Le Petit Due," 
with Aim^e as I,e Due de Parthenay, was the initial performance; 
"La Marjolaine" was sung April 24. The company closed May 
3 and went to Abbey's Park Theatre, where they opened May 5. 
in " Le Petit Due." This house was opened Sept. 4, 1879. under 
the management of Dion Boucicault, with a drama by himself 
entitled "^ Rescue d, or A Girl's Romance." then acted for the first 
time on any stage. The cast was: 



The Earl of Mount 

Ladv Sibyl Ferrers 
DicKsie. a newsboy 
Phwnix O'Reilly 
Blind Biddv . . 
Jane Garsiae . . 
Mine. AurelJe ■ ■ 
Servant .... 
liulcov .... 
Iin Weatherhy . 



Audley 

A. D. Billings 

. . Rose Coehlan 

- . Ada Oilman 

. John Brougham 

Mr*. Cecile Rush 

Marie Prcscott 

. Nellie Mortimer 

\V. G. Mordant 

GeofEC Clarke 

Clayton 



argi 



Coaley ^ 

Checkers J 
Jerry Tarbox 
Mr. Manifold 
WidicofT . 
Maggie ■ 
Jennie . . 
Dan . . . 



{Miss Clary 
Miss Klliott 
Miss Stewart 
Miss Kaosom 
. . D. Murray 
. G. F. Deverc 
.■ W. Herbert 
Lizzie Kctsey 
Alice Barnicoat 
■ Pearl Eytingc 



During the summer many alterations were made in the audi- 
torium. The two front rows of scats in the orchestra were 
replaced by commodious folding chairs, for which two dollars was 
charged. 

Dion Boucicault appeared Oct. 11 in "Louis XL," which had 
this casT 



Louis XI Dion Boucicault 

.Marie de Comines Rose CoijhUn 

Francois de Paul . . . G. F. Dcverc 

fhilippc de Comines . A. D. Billing 
he Uauphiu ■ . Dion Boucicault, Jr. 

ilemours John Clayton 

iCoilter John Brotignam 

1 Wanrcl .... Dominick Murray 

Martbe Nellie Mortimer 



Tristan W. Cahlll 

Oliver W. Herbert 

De Lude .... Alice Barnicoat 

Jarnac Mi».t Clary 

Beaujeau Miss Chase 

L)e Kohan Nellie Ransom 

Rosette Mis."! Stockton 

Reine Agnes Elliott 



This was the first appearance on any stage of Dion Boucicault's 
son. The engagement was a failure, and the house closed 
Oct 25. 

John Brougham's last appearance on the stage was at this house, 
Is Coitier in "Louis XI. " He died in this city June 7, 1880. He 

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132 A HISTORY OF THE NEW YORK STAGE C<8»o 

balancers; Fred Laventinc, equilibrist; the Snow Bros., acrobats; 
and the Spanish Students were the specialty people. A concert 
was given Sunday evening, Feb. 8, at which the Spanish Students, 
Amy Sherwin (first appearance in this city), Sig. Tagliapietra, 
Teresa Carrcno, and Charles IVatl were the attractions. A benefit 
for the Irish Fund was given Feb. 19. 

"Humpty Dunipty " was played for eight weeks. 

Edwin Booth began an engagement here March 30, 18S0, in 
''Macbeth." The cast was: 



Macbeih Edwin Booth 

Macduff .... J. C. McCollom 

Duncan M. Ra.inforth 

Hanquo .... M. V. Lingham 

Malcolm O. H. Barr 

Rosfte Waller C. KtWcy 

Lenox John Daily 

Seylon Harry Pierson 

Fleance Harr)- Woodruff 

Donatdbain .... J. H. Mellon 
Physician .... Wm. CulIiiif^OD 
First Witch .... VVm. F. Owen 
Second Witch . . . £. C. McCall 



Third Witch . . 
First Murderer 
Second Murderer 
Porter .... 
First Officer . . 
Second Officer 
tienttewoman . 
Wounded Officer 
First Apparition . 
Second Apparition 
Third Apparition 
Lady Macbeth 



Louisa EldridgS' 
K. T. wSte 
. M. Mitchell 
. Horace Lewis 
Ceo. Warren 
. . W. Squires 
. . Belle Ftohr 
Otis Skinner 
Walter Steivard 
B. Williams 
Master J. Ellis 
Mrs. D. r. Bowers 



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M. V. Lingham played Banquo two nights, after which C G. 
Craig acted the character. " Macbeth " was also played March 31, 
April 16, 21, 23; Mr. Booth played "Richelieu" April i. 2, 3, 
19. supported by J. C McCollom as De Mauprat, and EUie Wilton 
as Julie de Mortemar. Matinee April 3, Mr. Booth played Bene- 
dick, to Mrs. D. P. Bowers' Beatrice, in "Much Ado About Noth- 
ing." J. M. Hardie was the Don Claudio; Otis Skinner, Conrad; 
and W. F. Owen, Dogberry. April 5, 6, 7, Mr. Booth's new ver- fl 
sion of "Richard III.," was given, with Master Harry Woodruff as ^ 
Duke of York, Mrs. D. P. Bowers as Queen Margaret, Kate Meek 
as Queen KHzabeth, Ellie Wilton as Lady Anne, and Louisa 
Kldridge as Duchess of York. Mr. Booth played " Othello " April 
8, 10, 20, with Mrs, Bowers as Emilia, and Ellie Wilton, Desde- 
mona. "The Fool's Revenge," with Booth as Bertuccio, followed 
April 9, 10. 22, 24, with Ellie Wilton as Fiordelisa, Kate Meek 
as Francesca, Louisa Eldridge as Brigtta, and Belle Flohr as h 
Gcnevia. "Hamlet" was played April 12. 13, 14. 15, 17. Mr. | 
Booth commenced his third and last week April 17, with "The 
Merchant of Venice" ajid "Taming of the Shrew;" Mrs. Bowers 
was Portia in the first-named play, " Ruy Bias" was given matinee 
April 24, and Mr. Booth closed with "The Fool's Revenge" that 
night. 

Adelaide Neilson reappeared here April 26 in "Cymbeline," 
which had this cast : 



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Imogen . 
Cyiimeline 
doten . 
BcUriuii 
Guidcrius 
Arviragu* 
Madan . 
Locrine . 
I'i&anio . 



M. L. Leffingwelt 



Catut Lucius ) 
Philario ( 

Leonatus . . . Edward Coropton 

Cornelius Mr. Lickford 

Queen Kate Meek 

Helen ...... Katie Baker 

Lewis Mr. Burnham 

lachimo J. B. Studley 

Varus Mr. Smith 

"Twelfth Night" was acted April 27, matinee May 8, nights 
May II, 13. 18. and had this cast: 



. . Miss Neilson 

H. A. Weaver. Jr. 

C. H. Bradshaw 

. H. A. Weaver 

W. A. Eytingc 

J. H. MiUcr 

G. R. Spraguc 

. Frank Currier 

. . L. F. Rand 



Viola Miss Neils.m Sir Toby . 

Malvolio .... Edward Compton Sir Andrew 

Orsino .... Frank W. Sanger Fabian . . 

Sebastian Edwin Cleary Clown . . 

Antonio L. F. Rand Sea Captain 

Friar .... H. A. Weaver. Jr. Olivia . . 

Curio R. Smith Maria . ■ 

On May 3. 17, and matin£e May 22, Miss Neilson was seen as 
Juliet, with Mr. Compton as Romeo. "As You Like It " was given 
May 4, matinee May 15, and evening May 20, with this cast; 



. H. A. Weaver. Sr. 

. . C H. Bnidshaw 

, . W. A- Eylinnc 
M. L. Leffinewell. Jr. 

. . . ;. fi. Miller 

. Josephine C. Bailey 

. . . Lizzie Goode 



Rosalind 

Orlando 

Jaques . 

Adam 

Duke 

Le Beau 

Charles . 

Touchstone 

Duke Frederick 



. Adelaide Neilson 
. Edward Compton 
H. A. Weaver, Sr. 
. . . L. F. Rand 
. . F. W. Sanger 
W. A. F-ytin^e 
. . Wm. Edwin 
. C. H. Bradshaw 
H. A. Weaver, Jr. 



Amiens ... M. L. Lcffinf^ell, Jr. 
Audrey . . . Mrs. F. A. Tannehlll 

Oliver J. Miller 

SyU'ius Louis F. Massen 

Jaques de Bois . . . L. IL Siacey 

William F-dwin Cleary 

Eustace .... Frank E. Currier 
Celia .... Josepliine C. Bailey 
Phebc Katie Baker 



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In consequence of the illness of Adelaide Neilson, the house 
was closed May 10. "The Hunchback" was given May 12, Ellen 
Cummens as Helen. This performance was repeated May 15. On 
May 14. 19. "The Lady of Lyons" was played. For Miss Neil- 
son'a benefit and farewell appearance, May 24, the programme 
was : selections from the third and fourth acts of *' Twelfth 
Night;** the balcony scene from "Romeo and Juliet;*' the fifth 
act of "Cymbeline;" and the second and third acts of " Measure 
for Measure." This was the first time in thirty-five years that 
"Measure for Measure" had been played in New York. Mr. 
Compton was Claudio; H. A. Weaver, Sr. the Duke; Frank 
Singer, Angelo; L. F. Rand, Escalus; Walter Eytinge, Lucio; 
Edwin Cleary, Elbow; Chas. Rradshaw, Pompey; J. H. Miller, 
Froth; H. A. Weaver, Jr., Provost; and L. F. Massen, Thomas. 

Miss Neilson's last appearance on the stage was at Baldwin's 
Theatre, San Francisco, July 17, 1880, when she acted Juliet in 
the balcony scene of " Romeo and Juliet," and Amy Robsart in the 
play of that name. She had been acting there from June 8. Re- 



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134 A HISTORY OF THE NEW YORK STAGE L»mo 



turning to New York, she sailed for Europe July 38. In eighteen 
days she was dead Miss Neilson suffered from dyspepsia, com- 
bined with neuralgia of the stomach. During the violent recur- 
rence of pain she fell into a state of syncofw, and died while in 
that condition, at Paris, Aug. 15, 1880. She was beautiful on or 
off the stage. Her performance of Viola in " Twelfth Night " and 
Imogen in *' Cymbcline " added greatly to her reputation. She 
was also excellent as Lady Teazle, Beatrice, Pauline, Juliet, 
Julia, and Isabella {"Measure for Measure"). Her voice was 
musical and impressive, capable of very great modulation, and a 
most artistic command of all the delicacies of elocution. 

This actress* right name was Lizzie Jones, and she was bom in 
a little village in Yorkshire, Eng. She did not have Spanish or 
gypsy blood in her veins, as was claimed* but was the cnild of a 
poor basket-maker. At twelve she coaxed her old uncle to let her 
ride in the market wagon that was going to London. When the 
old gentleman had crossed London Bridge, Lizzie could not be 
found, and her parents heard nothing more of her for five years, 
when they discovered her to be Adelaide Neilson. Only five years 
had passed between the time that the barefooted country girl, who 
spoke with a strong Yorkshire accent, had dropped from the back 
of the cart and the time when she appeared as Juliet. 

I asked Miss Neilson once, while she was in a talkative huraor» 
why she was sighing. " Vou have youth, beauty, genius, wealth, 
the admiration of the world. What more could woman ask ? " " I 
will tell you in one word," she replied ; " I would give all else for 
it; I want health! How can I fully enjoy the others of God's 
great gifts without that which I am always praying for? I am 
apprehensive of an early coming of the end." 

Miss Neilson was the ideal woman of Shakespeare. She seemed 
the bud and flower of human perfection — the embodiment of all 
bat men dreamed of in Juliet and Rosalind. 

"The Trf inrhnufn " was produced for the first time on any stage 
May 2$. It was written expressly for W. B. Cahill. T. F. 
Meagher was announced as manager of theTlTeatre. The cast 
was: 



Paupe Pender . . . W. B. Cahill 
Dennis Rarratt . . . T. Ch.ipmnn 
Pierce Uarratt ... J. F. Peiers 
Tom Uarralt . . . . L. R. Willard 

Sir Talbt^t S. T. Mount 

Gerald Owynne . . . H. S. Duffieltl 
Eusene Lacy . . . John Matthews 
Pbil Geo. S. Robioson 



Mick Moynehao 
Father Parrel! . 
Calla^han 
Maureen Lacy 
Grace Gwynoe 
Mary Keman . 
Rose Moran 
Nora .... 



. . M. J. Jordan. 
. . Ellis Martin 
Maurice Strafford 
. . . Rose Lisle 
Florence Robinson 
, . , J. Christie 
. . Rose Parker 
. . Alice Wells 



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It was played three nights. A benefit was given June 2, to the 
members of the American Medical association by the New York 



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Pharmacal association. "Othello" was acted, with Edwin Booth 
as lago; Frederic Robinson, Othello; Miss Atkinson (her first 
ippearance in America), Emilia; Ellen Cummens, Desdemona. 

The next regular season began Sept. 13, H. E. Abbey as lessee, 
with the Hoston Id^al opera company in "The Pirates of Penzance," 
thus cast : 



lichard M. W. Whitnev 

Samuel . . . . W. H. MacdonalH 

Frederic Tom Karl 

Edward .... Geo. Frothin^ham 
Uibel May Mitchell 



Major-General Stanley, H. C. Barnabce 
Mabel ...... Mary Beehe 

EditI) Clara iCfertvale 

Kate Liziie Burton 

Ruth Adelaide PKillips 



^H Marie Stone sang Mabel Sept. 15; W. H. Fessenden was Fred- 

^Bric; Sept. 16, and evening of Sept. 18, Mary Beebe appeared as 

^Hlabel, and Tom Karl as Frederic. " Fatinitza " was sung Sept. 
^■7. with this cast: 

BE' 






ladimir ■ . ■ Adelaide Phillips 
Itrgeant . . . Geo. Frothingliam 

'rince^A Marie Slonc 

Count \\. VV. Whitney 

;et H. C. Barnabce 

iltan Ti)m Karl 

Ipikiphar Emma Tuitle 

Kursidah Mary Calef 

Marsaldshi Lizzie Barton 

Mastapha . . . . . H. E. Dixey 



Hasten Gus Kammerlee 

Ossip Gus Kammerlee 

Vasil G. W. Tuitle 

Dirottri Lizzie Burton 

Ivan Mary Calef 

Fedor .... Zephie Dinsmore 
Zulclka .... Miss H. A. Brown 
Diona .... Zephie Din.smore 

Beslka Stella Hatch 

Voika A. J. Hubbard 



"Pinafore" was sung Oct. 7, 8, 9. "Cinderella" was pro- 
duced. under the direction of Henry C. Jarrett, Oct. 11. In 
the cast were Catherine Lewis, Elma Dclaro, Jennie Hughes, 
Annie Shaffer, Katie Seymour, Mark Smith, W. H- Seymour. 
James Vincent, Edward Connell, Arthur Gcrmon, and Lizzie 
Simms. 

Sarah Bernhardt made her d€but in America Nov. 8, at this 
theatre, as Adrienne Lecouvreur, in the play of that name. Her 
company consisted of MM. Angelo, (lally, D'Orsay, Bouilloud, 
Chamonnin, Gangloff, Thefer, Detetraz, Joliet, Mile. Jeanne 
Bernhardt, Mmc. Mea, Miles. Sidney, Vcmct-Lafleur, Martel, 
and La Petile Bageard. Maze Edwards was manager for Mr. 
Abbey. The prices of admission during the Bernhardt season 
were: Season tickets {twenty-four performances), f6o; single 
seats, orchestra, orchestra circle, and balcony, $$ ; single seals, 
dress circle (first night), $2.50; single seats, dress circle, other 
performances, $2; reserved family circle (first night), $2; re- 
served family circle, other performances, $}. Her repertory con- 
sisted of "Adrienne Lecouvreur," " Frou Frou," " Le Sphinx," 
" L'h^trang^re," " La Dame aux Camelias." "Phedre," " Hemani." 
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terminated Dec. 4, with the second and third acts of "Frou Frou," 
" Le I^assant," and fourth and fifth acts of "CamiUe" 

" The Celebrate d Case" was produced for one week, commencing 
Dec, "5, with James O'Neill as Jean Renaud. There were also 
in the cast Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Morrison (Rose Wocd), Harry 
Edwards, Gabricllcdu Sauld, Eva French, and William J. Scanlan. 

Tomasso Salvini reappeared on the American stage, after an 
absence of several years, Dec. 13, in "Othello," supported by an 
American company. The cast was : 



]«go L. R. Shewell 

Caftsio Henry Crisp 

Roderijto ..... W. F. Owen 
Brabnntio .... A. D. Billings 

MoDtAno Frank Kilday 

Otlicllo Tomasso Salvini 

The Doge T. M. Hunter 



Lodovico 
Gmtiano 
Paulo . . 
Aatoak> . . 
Luca . . . 
Desderoooa 
Emilia . . 



N. D. Jones 
. j. H. Ring 
Ch:i,<f. Mason 
W. Warren 
S. Mortimer 
Etlie Wilton 
Marie Prescott 



"Othello" was repeated Dec. 15; "Hamlet." Dec. 17; "La Morte 
Civile," Dec. 18. There was no performance Tuesday, Thursday, 
and Saturday evenings. "Othello" was repeated Dec. 20, 25; 
"Sullivan," Dec 22: "The Gladiator " Dec. 23. 

^'VUoclc Tool's Cabin ^^ was revived Dec 2; by H. C. Jarrett & 

[Harry Palmer's company. The cast: 



Fletcher . . . 
Legree . - . 
Uncle Tom 
Marks . . . 
Geo. Harris 
StCUlr . . 
Emellne ■ ■ 
Mm. St. Clair 
Tom LokcT 



Chas. Wheatleigh i 
Lewis Morrison 
A. H. HnMings 
Harry Courtaine 
Ogden Stevens 
Nelson Decker 
- Josic Wilmere 1 
■ MaSel Lozier 1 
. L. F. Barrett 



Haley ...... Geo. Mordant 

Topsy Marie Bates 

Eva 2oe Tattle 

Ophelia . Mrs. Fanny Denham Rouse 

Cassie Jennie Carroll 

Elixa Blanche Delmr 

Skem W. A. Uvelle 

Sanwo Chas. Roscoe 



" I'nrlc Tom " was withdrawn Jan. 29, 1881. 

A special mating performance took place Dec. 28 for the bene- 
6t of M. V. LinKham. when a host of volunteers appeared, includ- 
itiR Charles R. Thome (recitation, "Sheridan's Ride"); Emma 
Ablwlt in ballads; second act of " J>aniies. " by Mr. and Mrs. 
McKcc Rankin und company ; selections from " Olivett e," by Marie 
janscn. H. Armand, Catherine Kcwis, and John riowson; scene 
frem "School fat Scandal," by Rose Co^hlan and John Gilbert; 
ihin.1 act of " *Pift_Gs4^or. " by Wallack's Theatre company; 
CKules I>reir attd Amy Gordon in an OfTenbachian sketch; 
*■" ' " ' ' " by Charles Bishop aikd company; selections by 
' and the trial scene of "BarjifiU-xaJ^kwick," by 

' we, and others. 

i :_. ini reappeared Jan. 3". »n "T^*** GUdiator," re- 



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ted Feb. 2, 3, and matinee Feb. 5; "Enoch Arden" was acted 
Feb. 1, matinee Feb 2, evenings Feb. 4, 5, with this cast: 



Enoch Arden 
Phillip Ray 
Reuben . . 



James O'Neill 

Henry Crisp 

A. D. BHIings 



Peter Lane W. F. Owen 

Annie Leigh .... Agnes Booth 
Miriam . . . Mrs, £. L. Davenport 

"Othello," Feb. 7; "Ingomar." Feb. 9; "Macbeth," Feb. 10, 12 
(first times in America); '* Enoch Arden," Feb. 8, matinees, Feb. 
9, matinee Feb. 12. 

On the afternoon of Feb. 1 1 a performance was given for the 
purpose of raising funds to secure for presentation to the Metro- 
jlitan Museum, Central Park, a life-size alto relievo, in bronze, of 
Ldgar Allan Foe. The following programme was presented, under 
the direction of A. M. Palmer, with J. Leon Vincent, stage man- 
ger: Dan Godfrey's band in Scotch melodies; Gilmore's band; 
:itation of "The Bells," by Chas. Roberts, Jr. ; farce of "Betsy 
Jaker," by John T. Raymond, Lewis Baker, Jr., Cecil Yorkc, and 
..ouise Sylvester; Locke Richardson's reading of the wooing scene 
from " Henry V. ; " Sig. Tagliapicira, solo, '* La Stella Confidante," 
accompanied by Chas. Pratt; the sleep-walking scene from "Mac- 
beth," by Clara Morris, Louise Eldridge, and Thomas Chapman; 
violin solo by Caryl Florio; screen scene from "School for Scan- 
dal," by John Gilbert, Osmond Tearle, Gerald Eyre, Harry HoUi- 
day, and Rose Coghlan; Kate Field in selections from "Lyes and 
Ears in London;" "Sullivan the Actor" (" David Garricit "), by 
Tomasso Salvini, Ellic Wilton, Mrs. E. L Davenport, and others; 
Nellie Holbrook, reading of Poc's poems, "Annabel Lcc," and 
"A Dream Within a Dream;" the" Coneen Baw n," with Agnes 
Robertson Boucicault as Eily; Wm Elton as Myles; Charles 
Wheatleigh, Danny Mann; Louisa Eldridge, Sheelah: Catherine 
Lewis in a song from " Girofl^-Girofla; " and the entertainment 
closed with the second act of "Oiu: Boarding House," in which 
J. B. Polk, Leonard Grover, Sidney Drew, Mrs. Georgie Rowe 
(Georgie DicksoTT); — Joste Batchcldcr, Belle Mackenzie, and 
others appeared. John Howson was announced to sing, but did 
sot appear. 

Salvini gave a professional matinfc of "Othello" Feb. 14. In 
the evening, Feb. 14, "One Hundred Wives" was presented by 
ic De Wolf Hopper & GoescKe company, consisting of De Wolf 
iopper, Frank Weston, Alex. Fitzgerald, John Ince, Ada Gilman, 
leorgie Drew, Mrs. J. Wheeler, Little Vivia Ogden, John Ogden, 
"harles Rolfc, L. Eddingcr, and Geo. R. Spraguc. 

Janau.schck began an engagement here March 7 in "Bninhilde," 
which was repeated March 9; March 8, 10, matinee March 12, 
" Mother and Son" was played; March m, "Medea;" evening 
"larch 12, "Macbeth;" March 14. 18, "Mary Stuart;*' March 



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15, 17, mating March 19, "Blea k Hona e;** March 16, "Deb- 
orah:" March 19. ** Macbeth." ^ 

" VQY:^gfra in ^ut hem Scas, Of the Children o f f^pfain ^y?"*- " 
was produced MardTzi, by tne isosioa Theatre company, which 
consisted of Frank Weston, Leslie Allen, D. J. Maguinnis, Mark 
M- Price, Otis Skinner, Geo. R. Parks, M. J. Jordan, John T. 
Craven, H. A. Cripps, H. E. Chase, E G. Backus, R. G. Moss, 
Arthur Moultoo, Mrs. M. A- Pcnnoycr, Rachel Noah, Mary 
Tucker, Master Harry Woodruff, Cbarlene Wiedman, Bonfanti, 
Mile. Gigia Ripamonti, Mauer Marechal, and Ariel, the Flying 
Dancer. 

A benefit was given, matinee April 7» to minstrel Charles- 
White. Among the volunteers were: J. K. Emroet; Jas. O'Neill 
in the fourth act "Richelieu;" a comedy company in the " Gob- 
lijis:" the Russian athletes; Ariel, Anna Bcrger, Ella Wesner, 
Annie Renner, Gus Phillips, John Wild, Prof. Davis, John and 
Maggie Fielding, and many others. 

Bernhardt reappeared April 18, in " La Princessc Georges," for 
the first time in New York; April 19, "Camillc; " April 20, "Her- 
nani;" April 21. "Frou Frou;" April 22, "Adrienne Lccouvreur;" 
matin£e April 23, "Camille;" April 25, "La Princessc Georges;" 
April 26. 29. "Camille;" April 27, " L'^trangire; " April 28. 
matinee April 30, "Frou Frou." H. E. Abbey's management of 
this theatre terminated April 30, when it was leased by John 
Stetson, who opened Aug. 31, iS8i, with " Michael Strogoff, " 
postponed from Aug. 29. The cast was: 



Ivan Newton GotihoW ,. C«» Krwof 

Coremor A. D. Btlliogs 

John Pbilpot .... Felix Morris 

Feofar Ceo. Robinsoa 

Officer G«o. Copia 



First Traveller 
Second Traveller. 
Passport A^ttt 
Tcksraph Ocrk • 
A Bohendaii , . 
Gen. Verooioff . 
Sangaire . . . 



Harry Cope 
. . . \Vm. Tape 
Chas. Torrence 
. . T. F. AUcina 
. Andrew Mahooe 
. . John Bright 
Flore iKC Robinson 



. . John Swiobome 
Richard Hunt . . . Isidore Davidson 
Chief of Police . - Uetaocv Barclay 

Maria Elisa Bates 

Michael F. C Bangs 

Innkeeper Geo. Bowron 

Hiah Priest .... W. H. Pope 
First Fogitire .... Thos. Barton 
Wassil Feder .... John T. Burke 
Aide de Camp . . Walter Fyiinge 
Grand Dolce - . . Frank Beresford 
Nadia Rachel Sanger 



This was the first appearance in New York in four years of F. 
C. Bangs. The play was presented under the sia^e direction of 
Thomas B. MacDonough. It was first produced in America at 
Eberle's Eighth Street theatre, near Broadway. Aug. zg, 1881. 
It was also done by the Kiralfy Bros., at the Academy of Music, 
this city, Sept 3, i88r. 

Edwin Booth made his reappearance on the American stage 
Oct. 3, after his European tour. He remained three weeks, and 
his impersonations were: "Richelieu," Oct. 3, 4. 8, and matinee 



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Oct. 22; "Macbeth." Oct. 5, 6; "Othello," Oct. 7, matinees Oct. 
8, II (Booth acted Othello, and Samuel Piercy, lago, Oct. 7; 
th as lago, and Piercy as Othello, Oct. 8; and Oct. 14, Booth 
lago and Piercy as Othello); "King Lear,'* Oct. 17, 18; "Tam- 
ing of the Shrew" and "The Merchant of Venice," Oct. 19; 
"Richard III.," Oct. 22. He was supported by Bella Patcman, 
Samuel Piercy, Cyril Scarle, David C. Anderson, Robert Pate- 

an, F. C. Huebner, William A. Whitecar, Louis F. Barrett, 
win Clear>*, Mason Mitchell, Newton Chlsnell, W. Carpenter, 

enry Bristol, Prank Lander, Mrs. C. Calvert, Eva Garrick (Mrs. 

aze Edwards), Miss Calvert, and Louisa Eldridge, under the 
direction of Henry E. Abbey. 

A matinee benefit Oct. 14 was for the Michigan fire sufferers, 
given by Edwin Booth and Lawrence Barrett. "Othello" was 
presented, with this cast: 

lago Edwin Ilootli 

CxYsio Louis James Duke of Venice 

Rrabantio ..... B. G. Rogers Aotonio . . 

Rodrrigo .... Chas. Plunlcett Julio . . . 

Montano F. C Moslev Messenger 

Ludavico Charles Rolfe Dcsdemona 



a, 1 

^kBoo 
■bl; 
ing 
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Sai 

II 



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Cratiano 



Othello L. P. Barrett 

. . . Krcd Bock 

. Albert T. Riddle 

Chas. Hawthorne 

Nestor Lcnnon 

.Marie Wainwright 

Fred. F. Barton j Emilia Bella Pateman 






For h(t second week Mr. Booth acted "King Lear/' Oct. 17, 
18; "Taming of the Shrew" and "Merchant of Venice," Oct. 19; 
"Richelieu," Oct. 20, 21, matinee Oct. 22; "Richard IIL," even- 
ing Oct. 22; for his third week, "Hamlet," Oct. 24. 29; "Riche- 
lieu," Oct. 25, 28; "Merchant of Venice" and "Taming of the 
Shrew," Oct. 26 and matinee 27; "Richard III.," Oct. 27. 

Ernesto Rossi first appeared in New York at this theatre Oct. 
I, as Othello. His American debut was made at the Globe 
heatre. Boston, Mass., Oct. 3, as King Lear. His repertory 
ere was; "Othello," Oct. 31, Milnes Levick as lago, Nov. 2, 
matinees Nov. 5, 8; "Romeo and Juliet," Nov. 1, 4. 9; "Hamlet," 
Nov. 3, 7, 10, matinee Nov. 12; "King Lear," Nov. 11: Milnes 
Levick a.» Edgar; Leslie Gossjn, Edmund; Louise Muldener, 
Cordelia; Constance Harablin, Goneril. The cast of "Romeo 
and Juliet " was: 






Mercutio Milnes Levick 

Benvniio Leslie Gossin 

Tjriwil .... Harry Weaver, Jr. 

""apulet E. A. Ebcrle 

ontague J. H. Ring 

amson W- J. Shea 

Romeo Rossi ' Juliet 

Friar Laurence . H. A. Weaver, Sr. 1 Nurse 



Prince of Verona . . . Chas. Kent 
Lady Capulet . . Mrs. H. A. Weaver 

Gre/tory T. F- Kelly 

Balthasar E. Elberts 

Paris William Morris 

Apothecary . . . . W. V. Ranous 
.... Louise Muldener 
. . . Mrs. K. A. Eberle 



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140 A HISTORY OF THE NEW YORK STAGE C>88« 



Gilbert and Sullivan's operetta "Patience" was presented Nov. 
14, by Kdorard £. Rice's company, coosisting of Vcmona Jarbeau, 
Irene Perrv, Rosa Cook, Rose Temple, Henr)* Laurent. Gustavus 
K. Hall. Eugene Clarke, A. W. F. McCoIIin, Gea A, Schiller. 
aod Thomas S^ge. 

Mile. Rhea first appeared in this city Nov. 2$, as Adrtenne 
Lecouvreur. (Her American d^but was Nov. 14, at the Park 
Theatre, Brooklyn, as Camille.) "Camille" was acted Dec. i, 2, 
3. Mr. and Mrs. Wm. j. Florence comotenccd a two weeks* stay 
Dec. 5, in " The ^fig hty Pyjlar. " Thc Vokes Family appeared 
Dec 19, in " BcJlta of toe K itcfaen." A contract for the sale of 
this theatre to J. Auguaus Fage' for S55<\ooo was signed Dec 22, 
by the representatives of the C5akes Ames estate. 

**The Two Orphans" was played matia£c Dec 36^ aod con- 
tinued (or one week, with this cast: 



TheCbnvficr . 


. . Ed«ta Thome 




. Ida Venww 


Ftefw . . 


. Jxma O'NeOI 


TtM Dodor 


Thos. £. Moms 



UFredMd 
He 



Mvie Wilkin 

Cbas- SteveiiMB 

Hesffieta V»len 

. KateOuUia 



Mmrf Aadenoo began aa cagicaMBt ben Jul 3, 18S3, and 
pla)'ed "Rooseo and Juliet" all the week cxce|it nadD^e Jan. 7, 
when she was seen in ** Pygmalion and Galatea," and evening Jan. 
7, as Julia in "The HaM^faft^" *'Tbe Hoadiback ** was acted 
all the week of Jan. g^ eaccy t night Jan. 14, when Htss Andcr- 
•oa ippcnrcd for the first time in tbb city as Berthie in "The 
Dwgbtiir o( Robad." repe a tp j Jan. t6^ 17; "Love" was pUycd 
Ittk l9» \% ao; "PygoMlioa nd Gabtea," matin£e Jan. 21, even- 
ing Jan. 2^ 24. 35. 26; eveaiog Jan. 31. "Romeo and Juliet;" 
Jan. 3r. (<»' ^cr benefit, sbe was aecn as Galatea and Berthie in 
third act ''The Daughter a< Rotaad;" "Tbc Lady of Lfoas" was 
fivea tbe nuitin^ ian. a^* aad ake dased her i.aaiiimia> » f^r- 
tiMaiaia'"Ii«oaMr**ttea%btaf Jtt. at. 

The GTT«lt play **CEdlau»" was acfted forAe fast tine m this 

i-;t\ Vi!v Kx Ceorse Riddle in the title lAle is Cx«ek. Geocpa 

ASta. All the other characters wezc in Eaglisk. 

^vcit^^a acted Creoa; Janes F. Higi^ Tfcwvsiaa; J. J. 

Pricat ol Itmi P. C H^jk; Maawacri; aod Pttatoa 

\VkU\uc C«ryp6««a. 

The Boston td«aK <«■«>* be of Gei ilitbr Ubnr. Marie 
$to(K. MchiMe PhiltSfMi. L^aBartOi^ Tom KarL W: R Fes- 
v.". \m> v.r..r. Whitney. H. C Baiaabe^ Geoffse Frachiathaaa, 
and o&rs, ajftMid Fehw fi^ la -=-^=^ - 
re?. .\ ^oiBKS of Novmaai^r;" Ffthw 8^ *Caar as 
lu^;** Ftfh> % '*TKe Mnoot;'' Feh^ ic\ "FuacesoC 





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matinie Feb. 11, "Olivette;" evening Feb. ii» "Pinafore;" "Fa- 
tinitza," Feb. 13. 18; "The Pirates of Penzance," Feb. 14: '*Thc 
Bohemian Girl." Feb. 15; "Olivette." Feb, 16; "The Mascot/' 
Feb, 17, and "Pinafore," matinee Feb. 18. 

The Strakosch Italian opera company commenced Feb. 20 in 
"Lucia di Lammermoor;" "Alda" was sung Feb. 21-March 
4; "La Sonnambula," Feb. 22, matinee March 4; "U Flaulo 
Magico." Feb. 23; "Un Ballo in Maschero," Feb. 24; "II Bar- 
biere di Seviglia," matinee Feb. 25, night March 2; Feb. 25, 
"Faust;" Feb. 27. "Hamlet." Gcrster as Ophelia; Feb. 28. "II 
Trovatore;" March i, " La Traviata ; " March 3, "Ernani." The 
organization consisted of Etelka Gerster, Maria Lestino, Maria 
Prasini, Abbie Carrington, Bertha Ricci, Kate van Arnheim. Miss 
Arcone, Marie Lancaster, Mile. Corbi, Francisco Giannini, Pas- 
quale Lazzarini, GiovaTini Perugini, Massimo Ciapini, Geo. Sweet, 
Roberto Mancini, Agosto Carbone, Th. Habelman, G. F. Hall, 
and Bardini. S. Behrcns and De Novellis were musical directors. 
This was the first appearance in New York of Lestino, Prasini, 
Giannini, Ciapini, Mancini, and Carbone. 

Boucicault's play, "5iiil-a-Mor, or Life in ^ Gahyay ," was first 
acie'3^ tlus city Marcfi~5, and with this cast: 



Lord Barronwre . . P. W. Coolidge 

Bertie Harry Lcc 

Lord Osstdcw . . }. T. Galloway 
Romscy t.cakc KM. Hulland 

Bamy J. J WiUiams 

Sligo Dan .... Ceo. D. Markey 

Morrissey H. A. Clarke 

I>aly Robert Archer 

Kitiy Pearl Eytinge 



Shcel.ih 
The O'Dowd 
I.ady Rose . 
Mrs. Fowler 
Mike . . 
Muldoon 
Chalker . . 
MoUie . . 



. Mary Wells 

Dion Bo'ucicault 

. Helen Tracy 

.Minnie Upham 

Ogden Steveiu 

. T. W. Ford I 

. Sol Smith, Jr. 

Hattie TrevilleJ 



'■ LSuil-a-Mgr " continued a second week, followed by the Boston] 
Comic opera company, March 20, in "Patience," with Vernona 
Jarbcau in title rfilc. It was sung until "Pirates of Penzance" 
was put on, March 23, 24; " Pinafore," matinee and night March 
25; " Rillee Taylo r," March 27, for one week. The organization 
consisted o^ A. r. McCollin, Broccolini, William Hamilton, Henri 
I^urcnt, Rose Dana, Fannie Hall, Rosa Cook, Vernona Jarbeau, 
and Herndon Morsell. 

The Florences returned here April 3, in "The Ticket of Leave 
Man," for one week. 

A matiniic performance was given April 3. for the benefit of the 
Actors' Fund, in nearly every theatre in this city and Brooklyn. 
Tickets admitting to any one cf the theatres were $1 each. The 
performance at this house consisted of "The Mighty D ollar." by 
the Florences, assisted by Cbas. Dade, Sol Smith, Frank Lamb, 
Liu Harris, A. Tavcrnicr, C. N. Barbour, Oliver Jenkins. H. 




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Jones, L. M. Lcin, J. Irving, Ethel Greybrooke, Annie EUsler, 
Ida Tavemier, L. Novello. 

Salsbury's Troubadours appeared here April 10, in *' Greenroom 
Fun ." by Bronson Howar d, acted for the first time in this city. 

Kdwin Booth returned April 17, prior to his departure for 
Europe. He acted in "Richelieu'* April 17, and matinee April 
22; "Othello," April 18. Booth as Othello; April 19, "Mac- 
beth;" April 20, 22, 28, "The Fool's Revenge;" April 21, 
"Othello," Booth as lago; April 24, 27, matinee April 29, "Ham- 
let;" April 25, "King Lear;" April 26, "Richelieu;" and his 
engagement closed April 29, with "Richard HI." 

A spring season opened May 8, with Kdward Rice's "Surprise 
Party" in "Cinderella at School." The Icadingartists were: Irene 
Perry (afterwaids Mrs. Albert Weber, and sister of Helen Sedg- 
wick), Rose Temple, Carrie Perkins, Jennie Calef, Henry E. 
Dixey. Eugene Clarke, and Geo. K. Fortescue. This company 
continued a second week. 

The next regular season began Sept. 16. with the first perform- 
ance in America of "The Romany Rye." which ran until Nov. 27, 
and had this cast: 



Jack Heame . . - John W. Norton 
Boss Knivcit . . . Henry K. D'mcy 
Philip Koyston . . Charles Rockwell 
Edward .MarsdcD £. L. Ttlton 

Ulack Nathan . . . Geo. McDooald 
Jabez Duck . . Sidney M. Howard 
Gertie Heckett . . Emma Stockman 
Lara Lee "j fCeorgie Ca)'van 

Kiomi Lee f. ,«.;.. J Ocuvia Allen 
Keziah f ^-yP"" ] Bertha Koy 

Queenie J t Emma Babbitt 

Mather Shiptoa ■ . . Marie Wilkins 
Mrs. Knivett . Mrs. F. A. Tanttehill 
Workman's Wife - . . Miss Jackson 
Landlady of the Inn . Angie Grifliths 



Joe Heckett ... F. F. Mackav 
Goliath Lcc ■ • . F. A. Tannehitl 
Dimitv Lcc .... Maggie Dean 
Sol Lee ... Muter Frank Dean 

Scragger O. B. Collins 

Ginger Bill J. W. Murray 

Bill Smith £. Knight 

The Araericao .... P. Nannary 

Plalo Neil Grey 

Detective J. Swinburne 

Master Slive . . . Lewis Mitchell 
Boitman .... C. J. Burbidge 

Emigrant John Taylor 

Miss Adrian .... Fanny Burt 



This was Sidney Howard's American dibut. Robert B. Mantell 
replaced John VV. Norton Oct. 3a Mr. Mantell first came to 
America in 1874 for the Boston Museum company, but failing to 
get a favorable opening he returned to ICngland. In 1878 he re- 
visited America with Modjcska, and, after touring the country, 
returned to England, but revisited America under en^gemcnt to 
Brooks and Dickson to travel with "The Romany Rye" and act 
Jack Hcarne. 

"The Lights o' London " was acted for two weeks, commencing 
Nov. 27. Modjeska opened Dec. 11, as Rosalind (first lime in 
this city) in "As You Like It," for one week; "Twelfth Night" 
Dec 18, I9» 20, and for the rest of the week "Camille;" also 



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»layed Christmas matinee and night; "Frou Frou," Dec. 26. 

odjeska acted Sardou's "Odette" week of Jan. i, 1883. for the 
rst time in America. 

"The Corsican Brothers" was acted here Jan. 3, with this cast: 



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The Twin Brothers 

Cha«. R. Thome. Jr. 

Chateau Renaud ■ . F> C. Hangs 

Harun dc Montgiron . Ceo. Parks 
Mcynard . . . Clinion Stuarl 



Marlelli 
Griflb 
Jose . 
Uoisse 
Francois 
SaviU 



H. Saint Maur 
Wm. Richardson 
. . W. r. Harrii 
Joseph A. Wilkes 
. . J. E. Hynes 
. . Kate Meek 



Marie Margaret Cone 

Colonna hdward Lamb 

Orl-indo J. W. Shannon 

Hblulle Lizzie (joode 

Grain d'Or .... Annie Boudinot 

Cetestine Katie Stokes 

Coralitf Lillian Lewis 

Antonio H. A. Weaver 

Tomaso John Swinburne 

Sur|:eon Frank Lawler 

Emilie de Lasparre . . Emily Kigl 



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Charles R. Thome. Jr., was compelled by illness to retire after 
Jan. 9 (his last appearance on any stage), and the theatre was 
closed Jan. 10, but was reopened Jan. 11, when John Clinton HaU 
read the dialogue of the Twins, and Hangs was the Chateau Renaiid. 
F. C. Bangs began ihc impersonation of the brothers, and Thco. 
~ amilton that of Chateau Renaud at the matin<ie Jan. 13. "The 
orsican Brothers" was withdrawn Feb. 12, for "Monte Cristo," 
when James O'Neill was the Edmund Dantcs; Katharine Rogers, 
Mercedes. Hart Conway, H. A. Weaver, B. T. Ringgold, Gerald 
Eyre, J. A. Howell, Harry B. Bradley, and J. W. Shannon were 
also in the cast. 

This theatre was closed March 17, with "Monte Cy jsto." but 
was reopened March 26, with a new version of "It 's Never Too 
te to Mend," which had this cast: 



om Robinfton 
Wm. Fielding. 



Isajtc Levi H. A. Weaver 

Jackie . , . . Harry Jackson, Jr. 

H.iwes C T. Nichols 

Kden 

Ceo. Fielding 



Geo. Clarke] Peter Crawley . .John W. Jennings 
E. Tannehill Su-san Helen Blythe 



John .Meadows 



Merton ...... £. Coleman 

Evan C. N. Barbour 

Fry J. R. Smith 

(\. H. Forrwt ! Abncr W. Harris 

. Jas .M. Hardie ' Carter Geo. Wilson 



Frank Mordaunt Josephs Katie Gilbert 



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L "-Tbg Ranlfpr's Daughter" was revived April 9. for one week, 
^Brith Sara Jewetl, Geo. Clarke, Frank Mordaunt, John VV. Jen- 
^Bings, \V. J. Ferguson, Barton Hill, H. A. Weaver, Sen., Nettie 

Guion, Mrs, K. J. Phillips, and W. T. Harris in the cast. 
Tomasso Salvini and Clara Morris played together in " La 

Morte Civile," called on this occasion "liic^Qutlaw,"' April 16, 

17, 20, matinee April 21, 24, 27; "Othello," April 18, 25, 28. 

The cast of "The Outlaw" was: 





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lowed by a dull market in real estate. Mr. Booth's creditors 
became pressing, and he was forced to succumb. Under the 
ePEoct of a foreclosure by a third mortgagee, be was compelled 
to go into voluntary bankruptcy. His schedule was a matter of 
record. When the panic came he was carrying $45,000 in the 
shape of accommodation paper of his own, and about $70,000 of 
accommodation paper placed by a former partner. The schedule 
showed the whole liabilities on the theatre, including taxes, to be 
S450,Ooa The property was assessed by the city at half 3 million 
dollars. When it was advertised for sale it was not described as 
Booth's Theatre, but as so many lots of ground on Sixth Avenue. 



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TO Sheridan Shook the New York public owe the famous little 
playhouse known as the *' Union Square Thkatric." Mr. 
Shook secured a lease of Union Place Hotel, situated on the 
southerly side of Union Square, in the middle of the block be- 
tween Broadway and Fourth Avenue. The centre of the property, 
covering about forty-five feet wide by one hundred and forty feet 
deep, was appropriated to the building of this theatre. The chief 
constructor was H. M. Simons, who had also built Daly's Fifth 
Avenue Theatre upon the site now occupied by the Madison Square 
Theatre. The initial performance took place Sept. 11, 1871, under 
the management of Robert W. Butler, who opened the house as a 
variety house. Felix Rogers, Geo. H. Goes, Lizzie Wilmore, 
Belle Howitt, Marie Bonfanti, David Braham (musical director), 
Edward H. Gouge (treasurer), Annie Adams (American d^but), 
Fred Foster (English comic singer), Mathews Family (gymnasts 
and acrobats), Mons. Grossi» and an excellent corps de ballet ap- 
peared. The Martinetti-Ravel troupe in the pantomime " Pat- 
a-Cake, Baker's Man;" I>ew Rattler, Ashcroft and Morton, James 
Wambold. Madelainc Hardy, Jeff, dc Angelis, Mile. Bertha, and 
others of note in the variety business were also .seen during the 
season. A melange, called " Ulysses, or the Return of U. S. G.," 
was among the first productions. Miron J. Leffingwell, Sen., ap- 
peared as Romeo Jafficr Jenkins in "Too Much For Got)d Nature." 
Prof. Hilton, ventriloquist; Emma Alford, vocalist; and Hughcy 
Dougherty commenced Oct. 23. " Pocahontas " was the next pro- 
duction: Belle Howitt as Pocahontas, a^cTLTzzic Wilmore as Capt. 
John Smith. 

Harrigan and Hart first appeared here Nov. 20, followed Nov. 
2y "By Gus Williams; Dec. 4, with John Mulligan; and Dec. 
30, E. D. Davies, vcntriloc|uist. Jan. i, 1872, the Lauri troupe 
made their appearance. The burlesque "B ad Dick ey," Feb. 19, 

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146 A HISTORY OF THE NEW YORK STAGE D»7» 



with Moses W. Fiske and Laura Le Claire (now Mrs. W. A. Sands)] 
in the cast. Sheridan and Mack, Add Ryman, Gus Williams, and] 
Jennie Kimball came here March 2, followed by the burlesque 
" The ri rate.9 jaJJlbe Barnegat ; " the b arlcsQlie " Er nanir' ^Tarch 
iSTwith Geo. Alkins, Annie VVood, Minnie Jacicson, Jennie Kim- 
ball, and S, A. Freeman in the cast. Leiia Ellis and Sappho 
were seen April i in the operetta "The Ring and the Keeper.'*, 
Millie Cook and Welsh Edwards joined the company on April 8. 

The V'okes Family made their American debut here April 15, 
1872, in "The Belles of the Kitchen." Their success was in- 
stantaneous. "TTiey were engaged in England by Robert Butler, 
and Wardel Corbyn (father of " Sherry " Corbyn) accompanied 
them to this country as business manager. The company con- 
sisted of Fred, Fawdon, Victoria, Jessie, and Rosina Yokes. 
"iy[^__lii:eserycr" was acted before the " Relies o f the Kitchen," I 
introducing A. H. ("Dolly") Davenport. F. f. Thorne, Harry | 
Hotto, Welsh Edwards, Geo. Atkins., George Coes, Minnie Jack- 1 
son, Annie Wood, and Minnie Cook. The Yokes Family madej 
their first appearance, as a combination of children, on Christmas 
night, 1S61, at Edinburgh, Scotland, and first appeared at London 
in June, 1862, at the Alhambra. They were billed as "The Five! 
Little Yokes." After a provincial tour they reappearetf in I^n- j 
don, at the Lyceum, Dec. 26, 1868. as the Yokes Family, in the. 
pantomime "HmnptiL_Dumpty." "T he B^Hc of the Kitchen" 
called ("The KitchenTJclle ") was first done"Teb. 27, 1869, at 
the Standard, London. After a six months' tour in America they 
returned to England, and produced there, for the first time, Oct. 
5, 1872, "£unm_^Fog. " Their second appearance in America 
was at Niblo s, this city, April 14, 1873. After a stay of one 
year and nine months, they revisited England. Their third sea- 
son in this country commenced at the Fifth Avenue in this city, 
Aug. 2, 1S75. They remained three months, after which they re- 
turned to England. The Yokes Family, without Rosina, came back 
to America in April, 1881, when they appeared at the Globe, Bos- 
ton, April 4. They returned to England (except Fred) June i, 
1882, but reappeared in America in the autumn of 1882. Their' 
last reappearance in New York was at the Moimt Morris Theatre 
(Harlem), Jan. 20. 1883. In June, 1883, Jessie, Yictoria, and 
Fawdon returned to Europe. Fred Mortimer Yokes was born at 
London, Jan. 22, 1848, and died June 3, 1S88. He married Bella 
Moore, daughter of Geo. W. (" Pony ") Moore. Victoria was born 
at London in 1851, and died in London, Eng., Dec 4, 1894. 
Fawdon is not a Yokes, and in no way related to them. Jessie 
died at London, Aug. 7, 1S84. After her maniage Rosina Yokes' 
place was taken by Bessie Sanson. Victoria visited this country 
for a starring tour season 1890-gi. Rosina Yokes died at Babbi- 



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combe, near Torquay in Devonshire, England, on Jan. 27, 1894, 

aged thirty-seven years. Her last appearance on the stage was in 

y^)eceniber, 1893, at the National Theatre, Washington, D. C. 

^H Robert Butler severed his connection with the Union Square 

^Vheatre June i, 1872. Sheridan Shook secured A. M. Palmer as 

^^panager, and, as it had failed as a variety theatre, it was decided 

^K> make it a hrstclass "home of the drama." A. M. Palmer was 

^^len in Sheridan Shock's internal revenue office in this city. He 

was at one time librarian of the Mercantile Librarj'. The first 

attraction Mr. Palmer offered was the Alice Oatcs .burle sque com- 

sny, June 3, 1872, in " j-'ortuglo and Hi s Gif ted Servants." The 

Organization consisted of Nellie AHeh, W. H. Crane, Harry Allen, 

"larry Pratt, C H. Drew, A. W. MaflRin, Mrs. James A. (Alice) 

)ates. and Frank Howson, musical director. Mrs. Oates closed 

^cr engagement July 2. The Howson English opera company fol- 

Dwed in "The Grand Duchess," with Emma Howson, Blanche 

Salton, Thos. Whiffen, W. H. Crane, and John Howson in the 

ist. The Vokes Family reappeared July 15. and continued to 

play before targe houses until Aug. 10, when the house closed for 

repairs. ^ 

The next season opened Sept. 17, 1872, with Sardou's "An- i 

rca," called here "Agnes." It had this cast: 



gnes . . . . 

Krone s& . . . 

elphine . . . 

berese . . . 

cssmatcer . . 
lilliner . . . . 
liepheQ .... 
lillefleur . . . 
Ions. Baroldi 
Ions. Bonnardio 
itaphael Ilicnville 
Ions. iJobcy . . 



Agoes Ethel 

Plessy Mordaunt 

. . Jennie Lee 

Josephine Laurens 

. Kate Holland 

. Charlotte Cave 

D. H. Harkins 

. . Ed. Lamb 

. F. F. Mackav 

Mark Smith 

. . Geo. Farks 

Welsh KdwArds 



Polydor Moranl, H. W. Montgomery 
Mme. Gradignard Emily Mestayer 

Philippe Lafaitle, Claude Burroughs 

Call Hoy Hattie Thorpe 

Stella Philivs Glover 

Dr. Coulisse ... W. D- L^urena 
Luclen Revel! .... J. P. Btirnett 

Jobineau W. H. Wilder 

Cyprten ...... Frank I^mb 

Heauluisaot W. Stuart 

Petitpierre Thos. Atkins 

.Vlarblcau W. S- Quigley 

There were also in the company engaged for the season : Fannie 
layward, Mary Griswold, Imogenc Kowler, James W. Thorpe. 
"Agnes" was written especially for Agnes Ethel. It ran one 
Limlnd riights, to large audiences. Welsh Kdwards died in this 
Sty Nov. 6, C883. His last appearance on the stage was at the 
\cadcmy of Music, Philadelphia, as the Earl of Gloster, in " Kinj^ 
Lear," Oct. rs, 1883. "Agnes" was followed, Dec. 23, by "Lon- 
don Assurance," cast thus: " 



_Daxt]e D. H. Harkins 

has. Courtley ... Geo. Parks 

fax Harkaway . . . F. F. Mackav 

lark Meddle .... Edward Lamb 

oily Spanker . . . J. P. BurneU 

Sir Harcourt Courtley . Mark Smith 

CtAce Harkaway . . Fannie Hayward 



Lady Gay Spukcr . . Phillis Glover 

Solomon W. H. Wilder 

James W. S. Quigley 

Cool W. Stuart 

Martin Frank Lamb 

Pert Josephine Laurens 



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*The School for Scaaidal" was produced Dec. 25, and the cast 



was: 

Jo&cph . . . 
Sir Benjamia . 
Cveless . . 
Trip .... 
Snake . . . 
Lady Teaile . 
Sir Fctcr Teazle 
Mrs. Candour . 
Lady Sneervrcll 



. W. B. Laurens 

. . . Geo. Paries 

H. \V. Monigomcry 

Claude iJurroufjhs 

. - W. II. Stuart 

Clara Jennings 

. . Mark Srailh 

. Ple.«wv Mordaum 

Josephme Laurens 



Lady SDcerveH's Servant 

W. S. Qp'gley 

Maria 1 mogene Fowter 

Sir Oliver F. F. Mackay 

Charles D. H. Harktns 

Crabtree Edward Lamb 

Rowley ..... Welsh Edwards 
Moses W. n. Wilder 



" Money " was produced Dec 27, and bad this cast 



Lord Glossmore ... J. P. Burnett 
Sir Frt;derick Blount ■ . Geo. Parks 
Capt, Dudley Smooth 

H. W. Montgomery 
Servant to Sir John . . W. S. Quigley 
Georgiana Ves«y . . Mary Grlswold 
Clara Douglas . . . Clara Jennings 



Lady Franklin 
Alfred Evelyn 
Sir John \'esey 
Benjamin Stout 
Graves . . . 
Sharpe . . . 
Tokc . . . 



Emily Meatayer 

D. H. Harkms 

. F. F. Mackav 

Mark Smith 

. . Ed- Lamb 

. W. H. Wilder 

Frank Lamb 



'A Son of the Soil" was presented Jan. i, 1873, and the cast 



was: 

Count de Valmont . . J. P- Burnett 
Citizen Aristldes, H. W. Montgomery 
Citizen Leonidas . . . W. H. Wilder 
Committee Member . . . W. Stuart 
Margot .... Josephire Laurens 
Louis Marte] ... D. H. Harkins 



Mme. Tallien 
The Duke . 
Gen. Hoche 
Guest . . . 
Beatrice . . 



Plcssy Mordaunl 

. F. F. MacUv 

Welsh Edward's 

. W. S. Quiiflcy 

Clara j cnnings 



It was preceded by "Orang?31osspms. " 

^" Athcrly Court," Hy^ohn Brougham, had its first representa- 
Ition on any stage Jan. 6. The cast was: 



PhilHs Marston 
Gerald Marston 
Luke Sharp 
Augustus . 
Footman 
Henrietta - 
Polly. . . 
Fannie - • 
jLilde Elsie 



D. H. Harkins 

W. B. Laurens 

. Edward Lamb 

. W. H. Wilder 

. . W. Quigtey 

Emily Mcstaycr 

Plessy Mordaunt 

Mary Griswold 

Lizzie Edwards 



Farmer Grace 
?-lsie Grace . 
Sarah . . . 
MaiTKcry . . 
Earl of Alherly 
George . . . 
Counsellor . . 
John .... 



. Mark Smith 
. Clara Jennings 
Phillis Glover 
. Hattie Thorpe 
. F. F. Mackay 
. J. P. Burnett 
Welsh Edward-^i 
. . £■ Sinclair 



"One Hundred Years Old" was first seen here Jan. 2% and had 
this cast : 



George Fauvel 
Jacques Fauvel 
Bernard . ■ 
Louis . . ■ 
Camille • - ■ 
Mme. Larocque 



Welsh Edwards I Martineau 
. . Mark Smith Max 
H. W. Monifiomery Kenc 
. . . W. Stuart Deslandes 
Clara Jennings Juliette . 
Imogene Fowler I 



. . F. F. Mackay 

. . George Parks 

Claude Burroughs 

. . W. H. Wilder 

Mar>' Griswold 



"A-Su&iu^ss Woman." by Olive Logan, followed March 13, / 
and tnccast was : 



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Col. ColIiDs Wood 
Hooker Wood 
Pembroke Potter . 
PaltsKy Ingraham 
Peter Pettigrow . 
Soloa Bland . . 
Asher Beyer . . 
Nicholas Home . 



D. H. Harkins 
Welsh Edwards 
. . . Geo. Parks 
. . F. F. Mackay 
. . . Ed- Lamb 
Claude Burroughs 
W. H. Wilder 
. . W. H. Stuarl 



Thomas W. Qufgle^ 

HeSnrich Sinclair 

Mrs. Cortlandt Potter Clara Jenninn 
Fanny [ngraham . . Mary Gri.swokl 
Mrs. Hooker Wood . Emily Meslayer 
Bessie Home ■ . Josephine Laurens 
Maria McDeggs . . HaUie Thorpe 
Hannah Charlotte Cave 



This play ran two weeks, and gave place, March 24, to *' Cousin 
""Jack." "Frou Frou " was acted April 14, with this ca«t: 



jCiibertc Agnes Ethel 

t>uisc Mary (jriswold 

ftaranne de Camhri . Emily Mestaver 

aline Jennie Cce 

Qvemess Kate Holland 

Vngelique .... Charlotte Cave 
jcorgtc Lizzie Edwards 



Henri Sartorys 
Brigard . . . . 
Comte de Valrcas 
Baron de Cambri . 

Pitou 

Vincent . . . . 
Zanetto . . . . 



D. H. Harkins 

F. F. Mackay 

Geo. Parks 

. Edward Lamb 

. J. W. Thorpe 

W. H. Wilder 

W, S. Quigley 



H. Harkins took a benefit May 16, when Fanny Davenport 
in "Frou Frou " for the first time in New York. " Without ' 

by Mrs. Sheridan Shook (now Mrs. A. M. Palmer^, was 

played May 31. The cast was: 



Robert Marslon . . D. H. Harkins 
Sir William Broughton, F. K. Mackay 
cSir Henry Johnstone . . . Ed. Lamb 
feord StanfieUI . H. W. Montgomery' 
"Rev. Mr. Sherwood . W. B. Lauren's 
James Dobson . . . Welsh Edwards 
lHoIcI Waiter . . . . W. Quigley 



" Agnes" was revived May 29, with Marie Gordon (Mrs. John 
'. Raymond), as the prem^re danseuse, dividing the honors with 
Lgnes Ethel. One evening, when Agnes Ethel was ill, her part 
as taken by Marie GorJon. "Fernande" was first acted June 4. 
'he cast: 



Servant W. Stuart 

Laura Hathaway . - Maud Granger 
Lilly Sherwood . . Mary Criswold 
Marian Stone Mrs. J. 1). Germon 

Alice Kale Holland 

Mary Hattie Thorpe I 

Jane Charlotte Cave 



ernande Agnes Ethel 

rouniessClotilde, Mrs. E. L. Davenport 
eorKcttn .... Kate Claxton 
latlamc Senctchal, Emily Mestaver 
Ime. dc La Brienne, Josephine Laurtrns 
cachbtoom . . . Fannie Hayward 

flibralta Helen Forrest 

iaroness Charlotte Cave 

hercsc Kate Holland 

>bette Mn. Wilder 



Philip Pomerol 
Marquis Andre . 
Commander Jarbi 
Roqutrvillc . . 
Bracasiiin . . 
Baron . . . 
Frederick • . 
Alfred . - . 
Antnine . • - 



. D. H. Harkins 

Claude Burroughs 

Ed. Lamb 

W. B. Laurens 

H. W. Montgomery 

. W. Stuart 

W. H. Wilder 

. Frank Lamb 

W S. Quigley 



This was Mrs. E. L. Davenport's first appearance in New York 
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Claxton. Jennie Lee took a benefit June 13. "Caste" was acted* 
with J. H. Stoddart as Eccles, and Ed. Lamb as Sam Gerridge. 
The season closed June 14, with a benefit to Kd. Lamb, when 
" Toodlcs " and "Everybody's Friend" were acted. J. H. Stod- 
dart's benefit occmrcd June 17, when he played, for the first time 
in New York, Joe Sparritt, in "Se cret Mar riage," and also ap- 
peared in "Ameri cans in Paris,*' "with Fannie Foster, Annie 
Deland, Julie GayIord7 Fannie Reeves, B. T. Ringgold, Chas. 
Rockwell, Thos. J. Hind, E. M. Holland, Harry Montague, and 
F. F. Markay in the cast. 

r' A summer season commenced June 18, with " Jane Ey re," which 

'had this cast: 



jane Eyre . . Charlotte Thompson 
Mrs. Re«d .... Melinda Jones 
Mrs. Fairfax . . . Marie Wilkiiis 
Lady Georgiana . . Edith Chaltis 
Lady Clawdon . . . Kate Holland 

Ilessie Josephine Laurens 

Grace Poole .... Hattie Thorpe 

John W. S. Quiglcy 

Jacob .... H. W. MoDlgomery 



Adele LilHe Thorpe 

Maniac Jennie de Lacy 

Rose Charlotte Cave 

Lord Rochester . . JD. H. Harkins 
Brockelhurst ... F, F. Mackay 

Lord Clawdoo Banfieic] 

Col. D^-nt .... J. W. Thorpe 
Frederic Lyno . . Claude Kunoughs 



T. E. Osmun (better known as Alfred Ayres) took a benefit Aug. 
9. It wasliis version of " Jane E yre" that Charlotte Thompson 
acted. Alfred Ayres died in New York, October 26, 1902. The 
house was closed with this performance, and was reopened Aug. 
11, 1873, with the Vokcs Family in "Fu|Lin_§JFog." preceded by 
"Old Phil 's Birthday." The characters in the latter play were 
assumed by Lulu Prior, Mcta Bartlett, F. F. Mackay, Chas. P. 
de Groat, Claude Burroughs, John Burnett, and W. S. Quigley. 
SepL I, " EuH^Jn^-a— Fog " was preceded by " Mill^y VV hite." 
"Belles of theKuchcn," was played Sept. 10, preceded by "_Wil- 
kina Micawber " 



Wilkin* Micawber, Geo. Fawcclt Rowe 
Uriah Hecp . . . . F. F. Mackay 

Wickficld J. J. Prior 

David Claude Burroughs 



Twaddles . . H. W. Montgomery 
Helsy Trotwood, Mrs. Marie Wilkins 

Agnes Lulu Prior 

Mrs. Micawber . Jo&ephine Laurens 



/ The season of 1873-74 opened Oct i, with " Xhc-jGcacva Cross" 
by Geo^ Fawcett Rowe. The company : Rose Eytinge, Eliza 
Weathersby^ Kate Claxton, Marie Wilkins. Emily Mestayer, Maud 
Granger, Meta Bartlett, Chas. R. Thome, Jr., McKee Rankin, Stuart 

(Robson. John Parselle, F. F. Mackay, H. \V. Montgomery, Claude 
Burroughs, Hattie Thorpe, Charlotte Cave, J. J. Prior, \V. H. Wilder, 
Kale Holland. Mrs. Wilder, William H. Bokee. W. S. Quigley; J. 
W. Thorpe, stage manager. The cast of ** The Geneva Cross " was: 



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Ricl du Uourg, Diaries R. Thorne> Jr. FraiscHc .... Maud Granjcer 

Pierre Le Hrun . . . John Parsellc The Unknown . . . W. H. Wilder 

Mathew Moinenu . . F. F. Mackay Antoine W, S. Quigley 

Simon Camiichel Sliiart Robson Gabrielle Rose Kytmge 

Spadassin . . . H. W. Alont^oniery Cassandre .... Emily Mestayer 

Ponurme J. J. Prior Martagon .... Eliza Weathersby 

Jean W. H. Bokce 

This was the first appearance in this theatre of Chas. R. Thorns, 
Jr.. Stuart Robson, W. H. Bokec, and Eliza Weathersby, and the first 
appearance in New Ynrk of John Parsellc. Mr. Parselle died in this 
city Feb. 16. 1885. *' Tlie (irmva Ooss" enjoyed forty-eight per- 
formances. "The Wiclccd WurU," by W. S. Gilbert, was first acted 
here Nov. 1 7. The cast was : 



Ethaia .... Chas K. Thorne, Jr. 
Phylloa (6rst appearance here) 

McKec Rankin 

Suter Stuart Robson 

Seleoe (first appearance here) 

Clara Morris 



Dariane .... Maud Granger 

Zayda Kate Claxton 

Neodie .Meta Uartlett 

Leita Kate Holland 

Locnine Emily Lewis 



Clara Morris continued for a brief season, and then went " star- | 
ring." "sLcd—Aatiay*" an adaptation of " La Tcntation," by Dion j 
Houcicault, was acted for the first time Dec. 8, and had this cast : 



Count Rudolph Chandoce 

C, R. Thorne. Jr. 
Baron Mont Goslinc 

Oaude Burroughs 

. . Rose Eviinge 

. . W. H. Wilder 

. . \V. S. Quigley 

Eliza VV'eatnersby 



Armande Chandoce 
La Fontaine . ■ 
Robert .... 
Suzanne . . . 



Sophie Kate Holland 

Geo. de Lesparre McKee Rankin 

Hector Placide - . Stuart Robson 
O'Hara . . . H. W. Montgomery 
RaroncRS .... Emily Mestayer 
Dowager .... Marie Wilkins 
Malhflde Kate Claxton 



A charity benefit took place Thursday afternoon, March 26, 1874, 
at five of the principal New York theatres. The idea originated 
with A. M. Palmer. The general result of this noble effort is given 
elsewhere in this history. The performance at this theatre wa.s 
"-Xhc_Gencva_Cross" and the receipts were S612. " Led Astray" 
ran 214 nights, and had to be withdrawn March 14, 1S74. when 
"Camilie" was produced, owing to a prior contract with Clara 
Morris, who of course played Camilie, Emily Mestayer as Prudence, 
Maud Granger as Olympe, C. R. Thorne. Jr. as Armand, McKee 
Rankin as Dc Varville, Stuart Robson as Gaston, and John Parsellc 
as Duval. 

**icd— AatiayJ' was revived June 6. "Camilie" was repeated 
June 8, 9, 10, and ii; " Ixd Astray" June 12 and matinee 
June 13. Claude Burroughs took a benefit June 15, with " Lgd 
Astray" as the attraction. The season closed June 16, witn a 
benefit to Henry Tissington, musical director. 




A p m iM wi i weamm ooBBCBCcd Jvne 23, with Banley Campbell's 
!* Peril" Tb« cfasncten were MMnooS bjr McKec Ranldn. M. A. 
K^Sedy, H. W. MoBtgoawry. Edvvd Mvtic. Belril Ryan, H. W. 
Mitcbct], £. 5. Runefl, Hasxl Gnnger, Marie Wilkins. Ada Giiman, 
Roberts, and Anguta Raynood. It was vttbdnwn joly 4. 
_- /ith the Tide ." by C bas. Ga yter, was (firen Ux the fifst liiBc Jaly 
20. In the cast were KaTC Mlyhew. W, H. Lytell, S. Shortley. Harry 
Rich, Heory Daitoo. Fred Percy, Delancey Barclay. H. B. Lonsdaie. 
Marie Le Rruo, Hattic Thorpe. Mary Davis. Madetaine Hardy. M. 
Lockwood, and & Robinson. " Jane Eyre " was reproduced Aug. 
19. 1874, with Charlotte Thompson as jane Eyre; Fanny Moranl, 
Mrs, Rccd: Mane Wilkins. Mrs. Fairfax; Maud GrangcT, Gcorgiana ; 
Frclcric Robinson, Rochester; Thomas E. Morris, Col. Dent, and 
A. D. Bradley as Broclcelhorst. The season lerminaied Sept. 19. 

The next regular season cororaenced Sept. 21, 1874. with " The 
fipH^iuf" which had this cast ; " 



Admiral John Parsdle 

Henri McKee Rankin 

Lord Dornoch . Frederic Robinson 
Arthur I^jardie . H. W. Moatgumery 
Everard . . . Claude burroughs 



Ulrich F. F. MKkay 

Blanche dc Chelles . . Clara Morris 
Bertha de Savijny. Charlotte Thompson 
Gemencc Lajardie, Roberta Norwood 



In addition to those in this cast, there were in the company: Rose 
Eytingc, Fanny Moranl, Kate Claxton, Marie Wilkins. C. R. Thome, 
Jr., StUiirt Kobson. Maud Granger, Kate Holland. Ella Bums, Meta 
Bartlett, Hattic Thorpe, Cora Cassidy, T. E. Morris, W. S. Quigley, 
F. E. I^mb, C. M. Collins, W. H. Wilder, and John Parselle, stage 
manager. "The Hunchback" was presented Oct. 26, with Frederic 
Robinson as Master \V.iUer, C R. Thome, Jr., as Sir Thomas Clif- 
ford, Stuart Kobson as Modus, Owen Marlowe as Lord Tinsel. Harry 
Dalton as Master Wilford, Clara Morris as JuHa, and Kate Claxton 
as Helen, "JjmgJ^c" was revived Nov. 16, with Charlotte Thomp- 
son »8 the heroine. 

"Love's Sacrifice" was presented Dec. 7. with McKee Rankin 
AS Matthew Klmore, C. R. Thome, Jr.. as St. Lo; James W. 
Collier (first appearance here), Eugene dc Lorme; F. F. Mackay, 
Paul La Fontc; Stuart Robson, Jean Ruse; Rose Eytingc, Mar- 
irct l:lmore; Kale Claxton, Hcrminic; and Marie Wilkins, 
lanou. "The Two Orphans," by MM. d'Knnery and Cannon, 
adapted by Hart Jackson, especially for this theatre, was first 
" Dec. 31, and ran continuously until June 15, 1875, when the 
ason closed. "The Two Orphans" had this cast: 



Maurice de Vaudrey. ] Jacques Frochard McKee Ranldn 

thas. R. Thornc. Jr. ' Pierre Frochard . . . K. F. Mackay 
CouQl de Uiitorrs . . John Parselle Mnnqiits de Presles . W. J. Cogswell 



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Servaat Mr. Quigley 

Footman CM. CoUinK 

Marianne Rose Evtinge 

LouEse Kate Claxton 

Henrictie .... Kitty Blanohard 
La Frochard , Marie Wiikins 

V'iclorinc £Ua Burns 

Julie Roberta Norwood 

Florette Kate Holland 

Cora Cora Cassidy 



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Martin . . . Ljrsander Thompson 
Officer of tlie Guard, 

iohn W. Matthews 
Countess Diane de Linicrcs 

Fanny Morant 
SiMcr Genevieve . . - Ida Vernon 
Sister Thercse . . Hatlic Thorpe 

Picard Stuart Kobson 

L-ifleur . . . . H. W. Montgomer;r 

Doctor Thos. E. Morris 

Chief Oerk . . . . W. H, Wilder 

This was the first appearance in this theatre of W. J. Cogs- 
well, Kitty Blanchard, Ida Vernon, and Ella Burns. The cast 
was changed Jan. i6, 1875, by the substitution of Maud Granger 
for Rose Eytinge as Marianne. The play enjoyed one hundred 
and eighty consecutive performances. A mating of " The Geneva 
£ro8s^" was given April 29, for the benefit of the Dan Bryant Kund. 
TKe^st was the same as when the drama was originally produced 
here, except that the r6Ie of Moineau, originally played by K, F. 
Mackay, was acted by McKee Rankin; John Matthews as Pon- 
tarne. Wilder as Jean in place of W. H. Bokcc, W. J. Cogswell 
as the Unknown in place of W. H. Wilder, Marie Wiikins as Cas- 
sandrc in place of Emily Mestayer, Maud Granger as Martagon in 
place of Eliza Weathcrsby, and Kate Holland as Fraisette in lieu 
of Maud Granger. 

A summer seascn began July 21, with Salsbury's Troubadours 
in "P atchwor k." preceded by *'T^so_Qan Play at that Game," in 
which Rose Massey, Geo. D. Chaplin, anc!"Ctras.'Vandenhoff, Jr,, 
were seen. "The Troubadours" closed July 27. A preliminary 
season commenced Aug. 16, with John T. Raymond as Col. Sel- 
lers, Eben Plympton, T. E. Morris, James G. Peakes, Chas. 
Walcot, Jr., Welsh Edwards, W. H. Gillette, J. H. Burnett, W. 
H. Wilder, Lysander Thompson, Willie Seymour, Marie Gordon, 
Grace Stuart, Marie Wiikins, Jennie dc Lacy, and John Matthews 
were of the company. Mr. Raymond closed his engagement 
Oct. 2. " I^ed Ag^^ay " was acted Oct. 4. — » 

The regular season commenced Nov, 23, 1875, with the first 

production on the American stage of " Kflat-SliS)**^^- * ^^^ ^^^^ '■ 

Count de V'ernay . Chas. R. Thome, Ir. 
Haron dc Marsan . . John I'arseltc 
Baron de Bclleveil, Frederic Robinson 
Pierre Michel ... J. H. Stoddart 
Moulinel ..... Stuart Robiion 
Master Bernard . . Thos. E. Morris 

Andre Hben Plympton 

Officer of the Guard . W. H. Wilder 

Another versio n of this drama, by ji. C. Husted, was acted for 
the first time in Amfrica, at Rondouti N. Y.. Nov. 18. The corn- 




Turnkey . . Lysander Thompson 

Ruffian W. S. QuikIcv 

Ser^■ant CM. Collins 

Rose Michel .... Rose Evtinffe 

Countess Fanny Moranl 

Louise Nina Varian 

Baroness - . . Augusta Raymond 



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pany engaged for the season included, besides those in the cast of 
" JR.OSC Miche l " : Kate Claxton. Marie Gordon, Edward Amol. 
Claude Burroughs, H. W. Montgomery, W. Seymour, Marie VVil- 
kins, Blanche Grey, Meta Bartlett. and Anna Brown. 

Rose Eytinge took a benefit Feb. 4, 1876. " Rosq yiche ! " was 
withdrawn March 18, after its one hundred and twentieth consec- 
utive representation. J. W. Collier replaced C. R. Thornc, Jr., 
as the Count de Vcrnay during the latter part of the run. " f er- 
riol " was first played in America March 21, and had this cast: 



Feiriol .... 
Marquis Dumartel 
Lavardand . . . 
Falamedcs . . . 
Manial .... 
Maxime .... 
Mme. d'Orb«sson 
Mme. tie L'Estague 
Mine. d'ArtiKues 
Mme. de Vallamers, 
Denisc .... 



C. R. Thome. Jr. 

. . John Parselle 

Fred Robinson 

Stuart Rob-son 

. . j. H. Sioddan 

Claude Burroughs 
. . Ida Vernon 
. . Marie Wilkins 
. . Ida Jeffreys 

Roberta Norwood 
Augusta Rajrmond 



Dr. Brochat . . . . T. E. Morris 
Rudolphe . . . H. W. Mon^omery 

Scxtius W. H. Wilder 

V'anlel . . . Lysander Thompson 

Simon .Mfred Becks 

Bonneau .... W. S. Quigley 

Alexis CM Colliiis 

Jean Frank Lamb 

Koberte Kate Claxton 

Therese Maud Harrison 



This was the first appearance on any stage of Ida Jeffreys, and 
the debut at this house of Maud Harrison. Stuart Robson took 
a benefit matinee April 20. when "^larricdLife" was acted, with 
C R. Thorne, Jr., and Kate Claxton as Mr. Snd Mrs. Younghus- 
band; John Parselle and Marie Wilkins as Mr. and Mrs. Coddle; 
Stuart Robson and Fanny Mora nt as Mr. and Mrs. Henry Dove; 
Claude Burroughs and Marie Gordon as Mr. and Mrs. Lionel Lynx. 
The telegraph scene from "T he^Long Strik e" introduced J. H. 
Stoddart as Moneypenny, and a new burTesoue of "Hamle t," with 
Stuart Robson as the Dane, was also^oncT Kate Claxton took a, 
benefit April 38. "^goaacience," by Julian Magnus and A. E. 
Lancaster, was playeofor tK5~1irst time on any stage May 9. The 
cast was: Eustace Lawton, C. R. Thornc, Jr.; Nathaniel Hare- 
wood, Fred Robinson; Judge Van Coort, John Parselle; Dr. Mor- 
daunt, J. H. Stoddart; Cyril Harewood, C. A. Stevenson; David 
Delve, Theo. Hamilton; John Pry. Alfred Becks; Richard Cobb, 
W. H. Wilder; Jailer, W. S. Quigley; Constance Harewood, 
Kate Claxton; Tabitha, Marie Wilkins. Marie Wilkins had a 
benefit May 26. H. J. Montague took a benefit (matinee) June 5, 
and made his last appearance in New York this season; he died 
in San Francisco, Cal., Aug. u, 1878. '*^ueen Mab" was acted, 
for the first time in America; also "A Sheep in Wolf's Clothing," 
June 5. Ada Dyas, Mrs. Farrcn, £ffic CcrmoiV Rose St. Clair, 
Kate Claxton, Harry Beckett, and C. A. Stevenson appeared. 
"Conscience" was played until June 9, when the season closet!. 

The Yokes Family reappeared June 19, in "The Kelles of the 
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Stoddart, Laura Don, Harry Josephs, and Geraldine May in the 
cast " A_BuiiciuaI£erries," by the Vokcs Family, was seen June 
26, followed by '* Kun ia a Fog,*' July 3. 4; " The Belles of the 
I Kitchen," July 5, 6; " Kiin lo a Fog" and "Nan the (jood For 
Nothing," July 7, for the benefit of Rosina Vokcs. They closed 
July 8. A preliminary season commenced Aug;. 28, when was"^ 
acted, for the first time on any stage, "The Iwu Men of Sandy 
Baj:," by Bret Hartc. The cast was: 



Col. Culpepper 
John Oakhurst 
Sandy Morton 
Concno . . . 
Don ]o&i . . 
Hop Sinr . . 
Priichard . . 
Donna jovila . 



. . . Stuart Robson 
. . Thco. Hamilton 
. . H. S. Murdoch 
. H. W. Monlgomcry 
. . . . H. K. Daly 
Chas. T. Parsloe, Jr. 
. Lysander Thompson 
. . . . Laura Don 



Soapy . . 
Silky . . 
Jacluon . . 
Copper . . 
Servant . 
May Morris 
The Duchess 
Manuela 



Joseph Wilkes 
W. S. Quiglcy 

]ohn Matthews 
W, H. Wilder 

Herbert Ayling 

. . Mary Cary 
Ida Vernon 

Maud Harrison 



This was the last appearance here of H. S. Murdoch. The sea- 
son closed Sept. 30. 

The next regular season commenced Oct. 3, 1876, with a revival 
of "The Two Orphans," with this cast : 



Chevalier ... C. R. Thome, Jr. 
Count de Linieres . . John Parselie 

iacquea Fred Kobinson 
'ierre James O'Neill 

Picard .... Claude tlurrouehs 

Marquis J. G. Peakes 

Lafleur . . . . H. W- Montgomery 

Doctor T. E. Morris 

Martin . . Lysander Thompson 

Marianne Kate Girard 

Sister Geneviev« . . . .Ida Vernon 

tulie RoberU Norwood 
lofette Ethel Allen 



Officer . . 
Chief Clerk 
De Mailly 
D'Katr^s 
Antoine ■ 
Footman 
Countess 
I^uise 
Henriette 
La K roc hard 
Cora . . . 
Sister Thcrcsc 



John Matthews 
. W. H. Wilder 
Herbert Ayling 
. . W. Raynor 

W. S. QuiRley 
.CM. Collins 

Fanny Morant 

. Kate t:iaxton 

Sara Jewett 

Marie Willcins 
. Lillian Cleves 
Mrs. L. K. Seymour 



This was the first appearance hereof James O'Neill, Kate Girard, 
and Sara Jewett. This play was acted consecutively until Nov. 
18, During the week beginning Oct. 9, H. F. Daly acted Count 
de Linieres, in place of John Parselie. At the matinee Nov. 11, 
and thereafter, Sara Jewett replaced Kate Claxton as Louise, and 
Maud Harrison appeared as Henriette. J. B. Studley replaced 
Frederic Robinson as Jacques Frochard, and Lysander Thompson 
[acted the Doctor, instead of Thomas E. Morris. ",^Iis5_MjiUiin. " 
I by Nus and Beloit, adapted and rewritten by A. R^_^a.z3uran, was 
first acted in America here, Nov, 20, 1876, with tHTscast: 

Maurice James O'Neill 

Dr. Osborne ... J. H- Stoddart 

Mr. flelln John Parselie 

Paul Mabel Leonard 

Thomas CM. Collins 

Louise Helen Vincent 



Sara .MuUon .... Clara Morris | 

Mathilde Sara Jewett I 

Arabella Marie Wilkins « 

Jane Bijou Heron 1 

Kitty Louise Sylvester ) 



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This was the first appearance here of Bijou Heron, and the first 
appearance in two years of Clara Moiris. The play ran until Dec 
5, when the theatre was closed in consequence of the Brooklyn 
Theatre fire. Many lives were lost; among the rest was Claude 
Burroughs. His last appearance on the stage was on that fatal 
night, as Picard in "The Two Orphans." His first appearance on 
any stage was July 25, 1865, at New Haven, Ct. He first acted 
in this city at the Winter Garden Theatre, Sept. 6, 1865, in 
*' Ever y| > ftdy*a Frie nd." under the name 0/ Claude Dlenau. 

he annuatl)enefit of the B. P. O. Elks took place afternoon of 
Nov. 23. The theatre was closed Dec. 6, and remained dark the 
rest of the week, in consequence of the Brooklyn Theatre calamity. 
It reopened Dec. ir, with " Miss Mu lton. " On Dec. 26, Clara 
Morris was taken sick, and Charlotte "I'hninpson acted Sara Multoa 
Miss Morris reappeared Jan. t, 1877. On Jan. 8 Miss Morris was 
again sick, and Katharine Rogers played her r61e. 

The last performance bf '* Miss Multo n " was Feb. i, and the 
receipts were $1415. " 

" The Daniflipifs " was first produced Feb. 5. Cast: Osip, C 
R. THorne;''jr. ; Vladimir. James O'Neill; Zakaroff, J. H. Stod- 
dart; Prince WalanofiE, John ParscUe; Roger de Talde, W. R. 
Floyd; Paul Danicheff, H. W. Montgomery; Father Andre, H. 
F. Daly; Nikifor, W. H. Wilder; Dr. Koureff, John Matthews; 
Ivan, Lysander Thompson; Herr hinder, Walden Ramsay; the 
Countess, Fanny Moranl; Annie Ivanowna, Sara Jewell; Prin- 
cess Lydia, Katharine Rogers; Baroness, Ida Vernon; Anfissa, 
Marie Wilkins; Mariana, Mrs. M. A. Farrcn; Nathalie, Lillian 
Cleves; Mrae. Germaine, Mrs. Seymour. C. R. Thorne took a 
benefit Feb. 20. "The .DanJchcffs" was withdrawn May 5. 
*Smike," a dramatization of Dickens' "Nicholas Nickleby," had 
its (irsfrepresentation here May 7. The cast was: 



Newman Noggs . . J. H. Stoddart 
Ralph Nickleby . . . John Parsellc 

Snuecni W. J. Le Moyne 

John Urowdie .... Geo. BoniUce 
Nicholas Nickleby . C. A. Sievenmn 
Snarley .... M. L. Leffingwell 
llrooker John Carroll 



Waiter Edpir Moore 

Mrs. Squcers .... Marie Wilkins 

Smike Hijou Heron 

Kale Nickleby . . . Kate Girard 
Tilda, Price . . Roberta Norwood 
Faonic Squeers . . Louise Sylvester 
Mrs. Nickleby. Mrs. F. A. Tanochill 



At a dramatic and musical entertainment (mating). May 10, for 
the benefit of Henry Tissington, the musical director, Christine 
Dorssct, the prima donna, made her first appearance in this city. 
The fourth act of "Camille" was played, with Katharine Rogers 
and Chas. R. Thorne, Jr., as the heroine and Armand; "Uncle's 
Will" was given by Sara Jewett and Chas. A. Steverwon, and "A 
Conjugal Lesson " by Mr. and Mrs. John T. Raymond. " 3mike. " 
closed the season June 9. 



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A summer season commenced July 23, with "Poor Joe ," dram- 
atized from Dickens' "Bleak House." The cast was ; Joe, Mary 
Cary ; Inspector Bucket, Frank Mordaunt ; Tulkinyhom, Jas. 
Taylor; Leicester Dcdlock, Geo. Devere; Rosa, Rose Wilson; 
Maid, Jennie Eiberts; Guppy, George Wilson; Mercury, H. R. 
Davics; Lady Dedlock, Mrs. Thomas Barry; Horicnsc, Isidore 
Cameron; Esther, Lizzie Hunt. Us final performance was Aug. 
1 1. A preliminary season commenced Aug. 15, with *' Pink Dom- 
inos," for the first time in this country. In the cast were: Chas. 
F. Coghlan, John W. Jennings, C. A. Stevenson, Wm. Herbert, 
Geo. Giddens, John Matthews, Alfred Becks, Agnes Booth, Linda 
Dietz, Maud Harrison, Anna Wakeman, and Mrs. E. J. PhiUips. 
It was acted for the last time here Sept. 15. Maggie Moore and 
J. C Williamson appeared here Sept. 17, in "St ruck Oil ." Thev 
closed Oct. 27, playing the last week, in additionto " S truck Oil j^ ' 
" The Chinese Qucslion." 

The next season opened Oct. 29, 1877, **th a revival of "Pink 
Dominos/* and the cast was: 



Chas- Gre\-thome . . C. F. Co^hUn 
Joskin Tubb - . - . J. H- Stoddart 
Sir Percy VVagstaff ... J. B. Polk 

Henry George Giddens 

BriKkett . ■ ■ . H. W. Montgomery 



Ladv Wagstaff 

Sophia . . . 
Mrs. Tubbs 
Rebecca . . 
Miss IJarron . 



. . Sara Jewett 

. . Linda Diclr 

. Mrs. H, T. Allen 

Roberta Norwood 

Anna Wakeman 



This was the first appearance in this theatre of J. B. Polk. 
**Pink Dominos" was withdrawn after Nov. 10, and was followed 
by "The Mother's Secret," which had this cast: 



Henry C F. Coghlan 

Marmiis ...... John FarseJie 

Mr. Coarmel ... J. H. Stoddart 
Mons. Florion . . . Jaa. O'Neill 
AUrcd Dumont . . . . J. U. Polk 

Mile. Zoe .... Louise Sylvester] Diane 

Ursula Mary Wells 1 M me. La Rose 



T. 



Dominique H. F. Daly 

Fritz W. H. Wilder 

Scraphine . . . Katharine Rogers 

Elisc Sara Jcweit 

. ■ Linda Dietz 
Roberta Norwood 



Its last performance was Dec. 24. " TJieJVlanjiLSuccess " had 
its first representation Uec. 26, and the cast was: 



Raoul . - . . Cbaa. F. Coghlan 

TiberEO J. H. Stoddart 

Geo. LovcH .... Jas. O'Neill 

Hector John ParscIIc 

The Haron J- D. Polk 

The Peasant Qdcco, Roberta Norwood 



M. Lajonay . . H. W. Montgomery 

Roland H. Smith 

Tlie Mayor H. F. Daly 

Henricttc Agnes Booth 

Cecils Sara Jewett 

Baroness Linda Diets 



This play ran until Jan. 32, 1878. " A^^elgfecatc^ Case "was 
acted, for the first time in America, Jan. 23, and had this cast: 



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Count d'Aubcterre - . Joho Pars«lle 
Lazare . . . . H. W. MoDtgomcrv 
Adricnne . . . Little Eva Frencn 
Count de Momay. Frank Hardenberg 
Chanoinexse Mrs. G. H, Gilbert 

VUcount Kaoul . . Nebon Decker 
DuchcKs . . Mrs. Chas. W. Toole 

Jean Renaud C. Coghlan 

Martha Lulu Jordan 

Julie Margaret Cone 



Julie, Adrienne's maid 

Roberta Norwood 

Denais J. H. Stoddart 

Corporal W. H. Wilder 

The Seneschal . . . . H. F. Daly 

Captain F. Goldthwaite 

Madeline Agnes Elooih 

Annctic Hattie Thorpe 

Adrlenne Sara Jewcti 

Valentine Lioda Dieiz 



This was the fiist appearance in this theatre of Frank Harden* 
bergh, Mrs. Chas. Poole, Mrs. G. H. Gilbert, and Nelson Decker. 
Sara Jcwett took a benefit matinfe May 7, with "The School for 
Scandal *' as the attraction. The cast was: 



Sir Peter Teazle - . . John Farsclle 

Sir Oliver T. E. Morris 

Sir Benjamin Backbite . W. R. Floyd 
Sir Harry Bumper, H. W. Montgomery 
Joseph Surface . . . Harry Crisp 
Lady Sncerwell . . . Linda Dietz 
Lady Teaxle .... Sara Jewett 
Mrs. Candour . ■ Mrs. G- H. Gilbert 



Charles Surface 
Crabtree 
Rowley . 
Moses 
Careless 
Trip . . 
Snake 
Maria 



C. Coghlan 

. J. H. Stoddart 

H. F. DaW 

W. J. Le Movnc 

Nelson DccVcr 

. (ieo. Giddrns 

. W. H. Wilder 

Bijou Heron 



"A Celebrated Case" had its last (one hundred and eleventh) 
pcrTormancc May 11. On May 13 the Hess English opera com- 
pany appeared here in "The Chimes of Normandy." The cast : 



Mignonette • • . Emilie Melville 

Germaine Zelda S^ln 

Gertrude .... Mrs. C. D. Buck 
Sheriff Edward Seguia 



Marquis .... William Castle 

Robin C. H. Turner 

Gaspard C. H. Morton 

Notary J. J- Benitz 



This operetta was sung for the last time May 28. "The Bo- 
hemian Girl" was given May 29; Gypsy Queen, Zelda Seguin; 
Arline, Emilie Melville; Count Amheim, Henry Pcakes; Devils- 
hoof, Edward Seguin. June 3 "Martha" was sung; June 4, 7, 
"Chimes of Normandy;" June 5, "Fra Diavolo;" June 6, 
Summer's Night's Dream;" mating June 6, "The Bohemiairl 
Girl." Leona Moss made her d^but June 10 as Pauline in "The 
Lady of Lyons," with Joseph Whcelock as Claude Melnottc. For 
her benefit, June 14, she appeared in a scene from "Macbeth," as 
well as in "The Lady of Lyons," and for her farewell, June 15, 
'ftyed in a scene from "Cymbeline," in addition to "The Lady ^ 
vs." Henry Tissingion took a benefit June 19, and th«_ 
n was " Frou Frou," third and fourth acts, with Rose 
Josephine Baker. Lulu Jordan, Mr. and Mrs. Sol Smith, 
/ans, Albert Roberts, Thomas Whiffen, and Illion DaveaaJ 
St; the slctp-walking scene from "Macbeth'* was givcfti 
H. H;Kk.etl and others; and the musical comedietta, 
m the War," by Fcarl Eylingc, Thos. G. Riggs, VVra. 



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Herbert, and Harry S. Duffield. Geo. Vining Bowers took a 
benefit afternoon and evening June 28. 

A preliminary season commenced Aug. 14, with "Olivia," 
dramatized from Goldsmith's "Vicar of Wakefield," for the first 
time in America. The cast was: 



Olivia .... Fanny Davenport 

Sophia Linda. Dleiz 

Mr*. Primrose Mrs. C. W. Poole 

Polly Eugenie I'aul 

A Gypsy . . . Mrs. F. Tannchill 
Dr. Primrose .... Chas. Fisher 
Squire ThorabiU . . C. A. Stevenson 
[ Sara Florence Gillette 

This play ran until Sept. 22, and the regular season began Sept. 
24, with "Mother and Son," cast thus: 



BurchlU Edwin Price 

l^ij;h OR. W.ildrnn 

Moecs John .McDonald 

Farmer \Vm. Herbert 

Dick Litlle Effic Barret 

Bill Uttic Anna -Marble 

Phcebc Kmma Vadera 



' Mother and Son, 

Fabrice C. R. Thorne. Jr. 

Anselm John Parselle 

Traband . , . . W. J. Le Moyne 

Clavajol J. B. Polk 

Amaury Walden Ramsay 

M. Lcrh,ard . . . . C. W. Bowser 

Marcelle Linda DieU 

Claudine Mrs. Seymour 

Mme. Cotteret . . - Marie Wilkins 



Francois H. F. Daly 

Jaspa'rd Master EHng 

Aotoine R. S. Sculler 

Baronew .... Fanny Morant 

Claris.'re Sara Jewctt 

Gabriclle Nina Varian 

Zoe Maud Harrison 

Felice Miss Ross 



luced 



The one hundredth performance took place March 9. i 

' The Banker's Daugh ter, " by Bronson Howard, was produced 

5q)k. jd A. K. Carauran ad ded one act to this play. The cast 
was : 



John Sirebelow , . . . H. F. Daly 
L^iirpncc Westbrooke . John Parselle 

RaKgage J. H. Stoddart 

C. Washington Pbipps . J. B. Polk 
Mr. Brown - . , W. J. Le Moyne 
Count dc Carojac . M. V. IJngham 
Harold Roiitlcdgc - VValdcn Kamsay 
M. MontvtllaiA . . . C. W. Bowser 
Dr. Watson H. F. Daly 

The one hundred and thirty-seventh and last performance of"^ 
this drama occurred April 16, 1S79. The first representation of 
"The I.Q<^t C hildren." by A. R. Cazauran, took place April 17, and 
the cast was : 



Jerrold W. S. Quigley 

Lillian Sara Jcwelt 

Florence Brown . . Maud Harrison 
Mrs. Fanny Halcomb, 

Mrs. E. J. Phillip* 

Uselte Sarah Cowell 

5 Uttle Efiie Barret / 
\ Little Lelia Granger 



Natalie 



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ICuy de Courci . . C. R. Thome, Jr. 
Vincent de Paul . . ■ John Parselle 
Jacques Foumicr . W. J. Le Moyne 
Capt. of the Musketeers. 

Harold Fosberjt 
Philip de St. Val Mabel Leonard 

Stephen Foumler . Hattlc Anderson 
Countess de St- Val Linda Dieti 



Countess dr Sforza. Dora Goldthwaits 



.Sister Cecilia 
Duke . . . 
AUhota.*; . . 
Ur. Lafont ■ . 
Marco Memmo 
Ariy.iro - . 
Dame Catherine . 



Sarah Cowell 

M. V. Lingham 

J. H. Stoddart 

. . H. F. Daly 

. C. W. BowRer 

Lyaander Thompson 

Ida Vernon 



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The last performance was at tbc matinee May 17. In the even- 
ing Marie Wilkins took a benefit, when "Mother and Son" was 
played, and the season ended. ' " 

A summer term commenced May 19, with the "JUc^Siirprise 
Party," in " TheJJabes in the Wood, or Wl\o Killed Cock Robin ? " 



wVich had this cast : 



The Bad Man 
The Very Uad Man . 
Sir Rowland ■ • 
Doctor .... 
Golfghtly . . . 
Tommy 1 
Sally \ • ■ • 
Kalcontrina . . 
Lady Macassar . 



Alice Atbcrton 

W. A. Mcstoycr 

Louis Harrison 

Jennie Calef 

Jessie Calef 

. Willie Edouin 

Marion Hlmore 
. Louise Searle 



Prince Pretty Fellow . Lena Merville 
Sir Rupert .... Florence Baker 
The Family Physician, 

Henry E. Dixey 
Miss Jones .... Marion Singer 
Dr. Bigfee .... Andrew Meiz^er 
Dr. Ltttlepill .... D. P. Steele 
Dr. Callagain . . . Donald Harold 
Dr. Overpaid .... E. R. Morse 



The new burles^e " .Hor rors" was first acted May zS. Kd. 
H. Gouge, treasurer of theTheatre, took a benefit June 27, when 
Charlotte Thompson, Ida Vernon, Gea C. Boniface, Sen., Lysander 
Thompson, and Cbas. S. Dobson (Chas. Dickson) appeared in "The 
Belle's Stratagem ; " Maud Harrison and J. B. Polk gave one scene 
from "XheJJanker^ Daughter;" Pat Rooney and Gus Bruno did a 
specialty act; Hattie Anderson gave a recitation; and " Rice' s Sur- 
pri ^ Par ty " gave selections from " Horrors. " The fiftieth and last 
performance herc~o^ " tjprrors " occurred July 5, when Alice Athcr- 
lon (Mrs. Willie Edouin) acted Prince Achmct for the first time in 
New York. 

A preliminary season commenced Sept. 16, with the first repre- 
seniation on any stage of " My Part ner," by Bartley Campbell, 
which had this cast: 



Minnie Palmer 

. . . Alice Grey 

C. T. Parsloc. Jr. 

. . J. W. Hague 

. . J. H. Burnett 

John V. Dailey 



loe Saunders .... Louis Aldrich Grace Brandon 
Ned Singleton . . . Henry Crisp Posic Pcntland 
Major Henry Clay Britt Wing Lee . . 

Frank Mordannt Josian Scraggs 
Matthew Brandon . Harry Edwards Sam Bowler . 
Wetlinjnon Wtdgery. Chas. Webster Jim Jobosoo . 
Mary Brandon . . . Maud Granger 

This was the fir^i appearance in this city of Harry Edwards. 
_' JJ^Partngf " was acted until Oct. (S, when the season closed. 
/"MJL.PlCUtt'" ^^s written by Bartley Campbell for Louis 
A Ch.v<;. Parsloe had a pecuniary interest in the play 

d le first five years of its e.\istcnce. Then Mr. Aldrich 

became the sole owner. After paying Mr. Campbell $12,000 in 
•'" 'Iticx. Aldrich purchased for $5,000 the entire author's rights. 
^ Aldrich died of apoplexy, at Kennebunkport, Me., June 17, 
ii>.n. He was bom in Ohio, Oct. 1, 1&45, and his leal name was 
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and afterwards starred as Master McCarthy. After being absent 
from the stage one year, he reappeared as a member of the Marsb 
juvenile comedians, and remained with them five seasons. For 
three seasons, beginning in 1863, he was in San Francisco, Cal. 
The season of 1873-74 he was the leading man at the Arch Street 
theatre, Philadelphia His last appearance on the stage was March 
25, 1899, at the Academy of Music, this city, in "JjcLAt onement . " 
He was elected First Vice-President of the" Actors' Fund' in june, 
1888, and held that office until, in June, 1897, he was made Presi- 
dent Owing to ill health he retired from the "Fund" in May, 
1901. His remains were interred in Forest Hills, Boston. Mass. 
His last and best work was the raising of money to build the 
Actors' Fund Home. He completed this task, and then resigned 
his office. Henry Crisp died at Chicago, Aug. 27, 1882, aged 
thirty-eight years. His first appearance in this city was at Daly'a 
(now Madison Square Theatre). Sept. 5, 1871. as Rev. Henry 
Duncan in " Divorce. " There he remained two seasons. He 
reappeared in this city at the Park (Broadway and Twenty-first 
Street) Sept. 3, 1877, as Ernest Glendenning in " The Crus hed 
Tr ag edian. " His last appearance on the stage was at Philadelphia, 
April 22, :882. 

The eighth regular season opened Oct. 21, 1879, with "French 
Flats/' for the first time in America, and the cast was: 



Blondeau . . 
Bonay -. . . 
Ernest Vallay . 
Sig. RiflUrdiai 
Marquis . . 
Billardo . . . 
Tancredi - . 
Martin . . 
Old Plachard 
Custave . . 



. John Pantelte 

J. H. Stoddart 

W. J. Le Moyne 

. . J. B. Polk 

Harrv Courtainc 

Walden Ramsay 

. . H. K. Daly 

M. V. Lineham 

. T. E. Morris 

. Edwin Morris 



Anna Blondeau 
Painter . . . 
Upholsterer 
Brisquet . . 
Mme. Blondeau 



Maud Harrison 

. W. H. Wilder 

W. S. Quigley 

Hattie Anderson 

Sara Jewett 



Baroness ElIre!WiUon 

Mme Bonay Ida Vernon 

Bianca Sarah Cowell 

Mariette . . . Roberu Norwood 
Frorinc Courtney Barnes 



This was the first appearance at this theatre of Harry Courtaine, 
Ellie Wilton, and Courtney Barnes. "French Flats" was acted—, 
for the last time Jan. 20, 18S0. ".jUEalse Friend " had its first 
representation on any stage Jan. 2t, and the cast was: 



Lucien Glejre Charles R. Thorne, Jr. 
Cuthbert Fielding . . H. Courtaine 



Andrrw ■ 
Ccn. Santlcy . 
Abercrombre - 
Cyril Garland . 
John Ax . . 
Tbos. Bayard . 



J. H. Stoddart 
. John Parsclle 
. . J. B. Polk 
Walden Kanisay 
H. F. Daly 
. T. E. Morris 



Wm. Meadows . Lysander Thompson 

Bob Alfred Hecks 

Edith Fielding .... Sara Jewett 
Lady Ogdcn . . . Mre. E. PhilHps 

Rebecca Eltic Wilton 

Eugenia Ida Vernon 

Margaretia .... Marie Wilkins 
Mrs. Nina Chauncey . Sarah Cowell. 



It was withdrawn after March 20. A benefit for the Irish Re- 
lief Fund was given the afternoon of March 17, when " A False 

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Friend " was played 
22, and had this cast: 



'The Two Orphans*' was revived March 



Chevalier . . Chas. R. Thorne, Jr. Louise . . . 
Count De Unteres . . Joho ParscUe Henriettc . - 

Picard . J. B. Polk CountcM . - 

Jacques .... Harry Coartaine La Frochard . 

Pierre Walden Ramsay Marianne . . 

Marquis H. F. Daly Sister Genevieve 

Doctor Thos. E, Morris I Victorine Netta Cuion 

Lafleur A, H. Sluarll 



. . . Sara Jewctt 
Maud Harrison 
Mrs. E. J. Phillips 
. . Marie Wilkins 
. . Ellie Wilton 
. . . Ida Vernon 



This was foHowed April 12 by a revival of " Afy py^ne r." pJayed 
until May 17, when Mahn's comic opera company appeared in"Boc- 
caccio" for the first time in New York. The cast: 



Fiametta Alice Hosmer 

Penonella .... Fanny Prestiec 

Isabella Miss Somerville 

Beatrice .... Hattic Richmond 



Lconetto 
Lotteringhl 
Boccaccio . 



. . Bertha Foy 
W. A. Morgan 
Jenoy Winston 



Fred Dixon and A. H. Bell also in the cast They continued three 
''weeks, and were succeeded by " The Love oX His L ife," produced 
for the first time on any stage June 14: " 



Paul Danglars . . Fred. Paulding 

Marnot Frank Mordaunt 

Count Raoul ... B. T. Kioggold 

Chariot Chas- Bowser 

Due dc Hcauvieu, Lysander Thompson 
De Heauvoix . . . Geo. C. Jordan 
Mme. Lavernie - - Carrie Jamison 



Dc Massin 
L)e Lancy 
Servant . 
Hortcnsc 
Adriennc 
Cedlle . 



John Matthews 
. Alfred Becks 
Wm. Morse 
. . Emily Rigl 
Louise Muldcner 
Carrie McHcnry 



Whc 



ie season closed June 26. 
/^ A preliminary season commenced Aug. 16, with " Two Nights 
I in Ro me," produced for the first time on any stage, and had this 
y cast: 



Gerald Masscn, Joseph Whcelock, Sen. 



Abija Pcabody 
Hcrr Franz . . 
Capt. Warmstrec 
Louis Bennidetti ■ 
Gen. Aubrey . • 
George Seefey . 
Ferdie Fortescue . 



Frank Mordaunt 
Henry Edwards 
. J. R. Gnamer 
. J. B. Studley 
. Geo. Devere 
. J. W. Thorpe 
. Harry B. Bell 



Walter . . . 
Bcppo . . . 
Antonia 
Evelyn Aubrey 
Lily Davenant 
Mme. Sylvia . 
Tcma . . . 



. . M. B. Curtis 
. . John Morgan 
Maud Granger 
. . Julia Stewart 
. . Katie Gilbert 
Adelaide Thornton 
Genevieve Mills 



"Maud Granger assumed the r61e of Evelyn Aubrey for the first 
time Sept. 7. The Blanche Roosevelt opera company appeared 
Sept. 14, with the first production in New York of "The Sultan 
of Mocha," which bad this cast: 



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Admiral Sneak . . . Fred Dixon 
Captain Flint .... Harry Allen 

Peter Eugene Clarke 

Cbief Scribe ... J. W. Reyaolds 
Grand Vizier . . . . G. B. Snyder 

Jenny Emma Guthrie 

The Seyd Sballah . Wm. Hamilton 



Lord Chamberlain 
Hosen Hill . . 
Davy Jones 
Hatchway Jim 
Dolly . - . 
Isidora ■ . . 
Moggy . . . 



. . Mills Hall 
. . W. Merton 
. Tom Bowling 
. . E. Rcece 
Leonora Braham 
Carrie Reynolds 
Fcarl Everteigh 



It ran until SepL 27, when " JDeico n Crankett " was produced In 
the cast were B. R. Maginley, JoseplTTVheelock, Harry Eytinge, 
Helen Sedgwick, Annie Ware, and olhers. 

The next regular season opened Oct 16, with "D anie l Rochat," 
which received this cast: ' 



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Daniel Rochat - Chas. R. Thome, Jr. 
Dr. BIdache . - . J. H. Stoddart 
William Fargis . . . John Parselle 
Casimir Far^ . . Walden Ramsay 
Cbarles Henderson ■ Joseph Whiting 

Laurent Thos. E. .Morris 

Rev. Septimos Clarke . Chas. Collins 
M. Turler .... Owen S. Kawcett 
M. aavaroo .... H. F- Daly 

Picrson Andrew Jaquea 

KeUy W. H. Eling 



Jullen William Morse 

Verley .... James W. Thorpe 

Antoine W. S. Quigley 

Robert 5. dit Sols 

Lea Henderson . . . Sara Jetretl 
Esther Henderson Maud Harrisoa 

Mrs. Powers . . Mrs. E. J. Phillips 
Arabella Uloomfield . Florence White 
Ellen Bloomfietd . . . Metta Guion 
Andram Alfred Becks 



'^.Datilel Rochat " was withdrawn after Dec 14, and *!ThSL 
, Bankex '.s Dao^ter" revived Dec 15, when Frederic de Belle-" 
villc made his first appearance here, and acted Count de Carojac 
Owen S, Kawcett was the Washington Phipps. 

Clara Morris began a series of Tuesday and Thursday matinees 
Jan. 4, i88l The first performance was of "^Ijis^ulton," with 
Clara Morris, Eleanor Carey, Marie Wilkins, Roberla^orwood. 
F. de Belleville, and J. H. Stoddart in the cast It was acted for 
the last time Jan. 27. *' Cam i He" was produced Feb. i, and with- 
drawn March la There was no matinee March 1 5. " Con- 
5£i£ncc" was acted March 17 (no performance March 245^nd 
withdrawn March 31. Louisa Eldridge played Madame Prudence 
in "CamiUe." " Tli£_CreQle " was first acted Jan. 17. The cast 
was: 



Count de MaiUepre, 

Charles R. Thornc, Jr. 
Count de Malesherbcs . John Parselle 
Count de Lavarde F. de Belteville 

Armand .... Walden Ramsay 
Chevalier de la Toureue, J. H. Stoddart 
Baron d'Armagny . . . H. F. Daly 



Dorain .... Owen S. Fawcett 
President o( the Court . T- E. Morris 

Denis Chas. Collins 

Diana Eleanor Carey 

Heiiriette d'Armagny Maud Harrison 
Countess . . . Mrs. £. J. Phillips 



This play held the stage until Feb. 8, when 
vras revived, with this cast : 



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Osip .... Chas. R. Ttiorne, Jr. 
Vladimir Dauichcff . F. d< Belleville 



Prince Boris 
ZakiiQS . . 
DeTaWe . . 
Ivan .... 
Father Andre . 
Paul Danicheff 



John Harselle 

J. H. Stoddart 

Walden Kamsay 

. T. E. Morris 

. . H. F. Daly 

M. Howard 



Hcrr Linder G. Glower 

Couotesit Danicheff. Mrt. E. J. Phillips 
The Princess Watanoff. Eleanor Carey 

Anna Maud Harruon 

Mariana. .... Louisa Eldridee 
An6ssa . . . Mrs. F. A. 1 annetiill 

Nathalia Nctta Cuion 

Baronesft Dozene . . Nellie Morant 



This play continued until Feb. 28, when '* Felicia, or Woman's 
J^ve, " had its first representation : ^"^ •- 



Capl. John . . Charles R- Thome, Jr. I Mme. Dunuwt 

Mornay John Parselle Dolores . . 

Ferri J. H. Stoddart 1 Eleanor . . . 

Cassagnac ■ . . . F. de Belleville I Mine. Doricouit 
Claude Clavarel . . Owen S. Fawcett 



. . Rose Eytinge 

. . . Sara Jewett 

Mrs. E. J. Phillips 

Estelle Clayton 



This was the first appearance at this theatre in five years of 
Rose Eytinj(e. The play was withdrawn after the matinle April 
23. "Camillc" was acted evening of April 23. The last week 
of the season opened April 25, with " Ra^monde," thus cast : 



Mme. Guichard . . . Effic Germon 
^^ons. de Montaiglin - James O'Neill 
Mons. Octave ... F. de Uelleville 
Kaymonde Clani Morris 



Reny . . 
Adrienne 
Dieudonnd . 



W. J. I.e Moyne 

Eva French 

. T. E. Morris 



The Vokes Family returned here May 2 with "Belles o f the 
Kitchen": Lucinda Scrubbs, Jessie Vokes; MaiTT VTctoria 
Vokes; Barbara, IJesste Sansom; Timotheus Gibbs, Fred Vokes; 
Wiggins, Fawdon Vokes. This was followed by "Cousin Joe" 
("The Rough Diamond"): Cousin Joe, Fred Vokes; Margery, 
Victoria Vokes; Lady Plato, Jessie Vokes; Lord Plato, Geo. 
Gallaway; Sir William Evergreen, Byron Douglas; Capt. Blen- 
heim. Lilford Arthur; Servant. T. W. Blakelcy. " The Wronc; 
Man in the Right Place" was played by the Vokes Family May 
«, and they closed their engagement May 28. 
r^^^A preliminary season commenced Aug. 8 with "Coney Island, 
or Little Ethel's Prayer," which had this cast: 



John Oakhum 
Henry Oakburn . 
Richard Weyland 
Dr. Wilbur . . 
Jasper Blunt 



Cyril Searic 

. Edwin Varrey 

. T. J. Martin 

F. Chippendale 

W. W. Allen 



Hans Von Blumenschmidt 

E. A. Locke 
James McCoriricIc . Harry H. Pratt 
Bodd .... Geo. F. McDonald 



Ja.**. H, Cumminps 

Joseph J. Sullivan 

Chas, Sturcess 

Laura Wallace 



Primrose Green . 
I.arry .... 
Fluke Morris . . 
Adele Oakburn . 
Arabella Wilkens 

Mrs. Fanny Denham Rouse 
Hetty Johnson . . - Marion Fiske 
Little Ethel . . Fanchon Campbell 



-Jts run terminated Aug. 27, and the house closed. 

Reopened Sept. 12 with a production of "The Rivals," with this 
cast: 



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Bob Acres . . . 
Sir Anthony . . 
Captain AtHolute 
Mrs. Malaprop ■ 
Falkland . . . 



. Joseph Jefferson 
Frederic Robinson 
. Mark Pendleton 
. Mrs. John Drew 
. Henry F. Taylor 



David James Galloway 

Lydia Rose Wood 

Sir LqcIus ..... Chas. Wzivcrly 

Fag Thomaji Jefferson 

Lucy Eugenie Paul 



A mating performance was given Sept. 21, and Mr. Jefferson 

closed Sept. 24. Charles Waverly died at London, Kng., Sept. 3, 
1883. The house was closed night of Sept 20, out of respect to 
the late President (Jas. A. Garfield). Genevieve Ward opened 
Sept. 27, in " Korget Me No t." cast thus: Horace Wclby, Frank 
Clements; Servant, Percy Campbell; Stephanie, Genevieve Ward; 
Mrs. Foley, Belle Cnthbert; Prince Maleotti, Wm. Farren, Jr.; 
Barrato, Geo. Wessels; Alice, A^nes Barnett. A performance 
was given afternoon Oct. 5, when the proceeds were given to the 
Michigan Fire Relief Fund. 

Mme. Janauschck appeared here Oct, 24 as Lady Dcdlock and 
Hortense in "Bleak House." "Mary Stuart" was played Nov. i, 
with Janauschek in the title rdle. " The Doctor of Lim a" was 
acted for the first time on any stage'Nov. 7, and had this cast: 
The Subject, Janauschek : Austin, Alex. H. Stuart; Babcock, Jas. 
H. Taylor; Wilson, R. F. McClannin; Geo. Tilton, Harry Rain- 
forth; Jones, G. B. Waldron; Domingues, J. T. MacDonald ; 
Donna Inez, Isabel Waldron ; Rose, Henrietta Irving; Jennie, 
Dora Connor; Jimmy, Arthur Gray. Janauschek closed her en- 
gagement Nov. 12. 

The next regular season opened Nov. 14, 1881, with a produc- 
tion of " ^DanjeT Roc hat, " which had this cast : 



Daniel Rochat . Chas. R. Thome, Jr. 
Charles Henderson ■ . F. de Belleville 
Dr. Bidache . - . . J. H. SlotiiUrt 
Wm. Far(»i» .... John P.irHeile 
Caumir Fargis . . VV^den Ram&ay 
Laurent. - . . H. W. Montgomery 
Rev. Septimus Clarke Julian Ma^u^ 

Turler Owen S. Fawceti 

Clavaron J. W. Thorpe 

Aodrain . . . Lysander Thompson 



Picrson S. du Rois 

Julien Wm, Morse 

\'erlcy Alfred Recks 

Antoine W. S. Quigley 

Le.^ S^ra Jeweti 

Lsther Maud Harrison 

Mrs. Powers . . Mrs. E. J. Phillips 
Arabella .... Estclle Clayton 

Elicn Netta Guion 

Louise Nellie Wetherell 



Six performances of "Camille" commenced on Nov. 28, with 
Clara Morris, Maud Harrison, Eleanor Carey, Netta Guion, Mrs. 
E. J, Phillips, Chas. R. Thorne, Jr., John Parselle, F. de Belle- 
ville, Owen S. Fawcett, and Waldcn Ramsay in the cast. "The 
Lights o' London " was acted for the first time in America Dec. 5, 
when the cast was : 

Hamld Armytage ■ C. R. Thorne, Jr I London Policeman, Lysander Thompson 

Clifford Annvtage . F. de Belleville Hettie Preene . . . Eleanor Carey 

Philosopher Jack . Owen S. Fawcett Armytage, Sr. . . . A. D. Billings 

Percy de Vcrc . . Waldca Ramsay | Marks Thos. E. Morris 




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Setb Preenc . . . . J. H. Sloddart 

Jos. Jarvis John I'arsellc 

Shakespeare . . . Maud Harrison 
Jim Jarvi* ...... W. Morse 

Skeffington . . . . J. W. Thorpe 

Culls ..... G«o. C. RobinsoD 

Walls J. P. Winter 

Jo Andrew Jacques 

Bancroft .... John Matthews 
Miles John Swinburne 



Irish H. W. MonlgomeTy 

Boxer E-Elberu 

Tim Eva French 

BiU F. W. Grellon 

Mrs. Jarvis . . . Mn. E. J. Phillips 

Annie NetU Guton 

Supt. Police .... Julian Magnus 

Bess Marks Sara Jewett 

Janet Eloise Willis 

Sal Nellie WclhertU 



On Dec. 8 a matintSe performance was given for the Poe Memo* 
rial, when Charles Roberts recited Poe's poem, "The Bells;" 
Selina Dolaro and the Bijou Theatre opera company were in the 
third act of "The Snake Charmer;" Theresa Berger gave a cornet 
solo; Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Florence and company appeared in one 

the third 
ipany gave the 
srson and com- 
pany did "Lend Me Five Shillings." 

Clara Morris gave a series of Tuesday and Thursday matinfes, 
commencing Jan. 5, 1882, with " The New Ma^ cjalen." The cast 
was: 




Julian Gray ■ ■ 
Surgeon Wetiel . 
Horace . . . . 
Surgeon Survllle . 
Grace . . . , 
Lady Janet . . 
Mercy Merrick 



. . James O'.Netll 
. . John Pariclle 
. Walden Ramsay 
. Owen S. Fawcett 
. . Eleanor Carey 
Virginia Buchanan 
. . Clara Morris 



Capt. Arnault .... Julian Magnus 
James . . . . H. W. Montgomery 
Especial Officer . Lysandcr Thompson 
German Sergeant . . Robt. Warreo 
French Sentinel . . . . W- Morse 
Max W. S. Qnigley 



"^]he^^i£^lf Magdalen" was withdrawn Feb. 16, 
47" was first acted here Feb. 23. The cast was: 



and " Artk le 



Geo. Duhamel 

Mazilicr . . 
Dr. Coombes . 
Ue Brcivc . . 
Pontaine . . 
Mile. Marcelle 
De Lille . . 
Laurtstot . . 
Countess . . 



Alex. Salvini 

Walden Kamsay 

Welsh Edwards 

John Parsellc 

Owen S. Kawcett 

. Eleanor Carey 

Geo. S. Robinson 

. Julian M;i>;iiu.s 

Miss Abbott 



Paul ClintOD Stuart 

Porter Robt. Warren 

Servant . . . . H. W. Montgomery 
Doctor's Attendant . . W. S. Quiglcy 

Cora Clara Morris 

Mme. Gerard . . Virginia Buchanan 

Louise Mollie Revet 

Miss Dowson .... Miss McKee 



This was Alessandro Salvini's American d^buL He was the 
son of Tomasso Salvini and gave promise of perpetuating the 
family name on the American stage. There was no raatinie 
March 7, in consequence of the illness of Clara Morris, The 
matinee season closed March 30. 

Performances in behalf of the Actors' Fund were given by the 
united managers of New York and Brooklyn Monday afternoon, 
April 3, 1882, as follow: Abbey's Park Theatre, "Divor^ons;" 



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Booth's, Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Florence in "T he MSghty Dollar ;" 
I Daly's, *' Odette; *' Gcrmania, " Anonymous Correspondence, " 
'"^ u[l of Mischief ," and "A Husband Locked Out ;^'Tjfand7!>pera 
House, L'lara Morris in '^ArtlcTe 47T'' FJarrigan and Hart's, 
*^_S^uatter Sovereignty ;" Haverly's Brooklyn Theatre, combina- 
tion of attractions from Sinn's Park Theatre, Hyde & Behman's, 
Grand Opera House, and Bunnell's Museum, consisting of Haverly's 
Mastodon minstrels, Neil Burgess and company in " W|dow Bedolt," 
;" Evang eline." "The Two Orphans," and Bunnelf's attractions; 
'Harry Miner's Variety Theatre; Miner's Eighth Avenue Variety 
Theatre; Madison Square Theatre, "Esmeralda;" San Francisco 
Minstrels; Standard Theatre, "Claude Duval;" Tony Pastor's 
Opera House; Thalia Theatre; Union Square Theatre, "The 
Lights o' London;" Wallack's, " Youth." Niblo's Garden did 
not give any performance. Tickets were $1 each, and admitted 
I to any one of the above-mentioned houses. 

The one hundredth performance of "The Lights o' London" 
occurred March i r, and it had its last performance this season 
April 15. 

An adaptation of Thomas Hardy's " far from jhe Madding^ 
owd " by A. R. Cazauran, was done April 17. Tlie cast was: ' 



Crow d 

, Squire Bathsheba . . Clara Morris 

[ Soberness . . . Mrs. H. A. Weaver 

Jacob Smallbnr)' . Clarence Heritage 

Wm. Smallbury .... Fred Lotto 

Fanny Nctta Guion 

Uddy MoUie Revel 

Mary Mrs. J. Wilder 

Temperance .... Hattie Thorpe 
I Mri. Tail Mrs. Cameron 



Laban Chas. Wilson 

Andrew W. H. tiling 

Sergt. Troy - . . . F. de Belleville 

Gabriel Chaa. Vandenhoff 

Boldwood . . . . H. Weaver, Sen. 

Poorgra»ft John E. Ince 

Fray Julian Magnus 

Caiu Alfred Becks 

Mathew J. J. Secor 



^ The season closed April 29. A supplementary season opened 
May 1, with Eugenie Lcgrand as the star (her first appearance in 
this city) in "Solangc," acted for the first time in this country. 
The cast was : 



Walter Vaughn . . . Ceo. Darrell 

\ Dr. Falkncr . . . . B. T. Ringgold 

Beal Brock - . . . H. A. Weaver 

Mme. Solange . ■ Eugenie Legrand 



Dorothea Mary Maddern 

Maude Netta Guion 

Filz Marquarrie - H. W. Montgomery 
Wash Wimple . . John Matthews 



Mme. Legrand played Camille May 8, to the Armand of Lewis 
Morrison. Mme. Legrand acted Pauline in "The Lady of Lyons" 
f May 23. 

This actress was the wife of Kyrle Bellew, from whom she 
obtained a divorce in May, 1888. He was married to her in 1884. 
They never lived together, the wife going her way and Mr. Bellevtr 
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engagement May 27, with a benefit to the attaches. "Thc Living 
Age " was acted for the first time on the stage May 3a I'lit! LJM 



Jules .... Lewis Morrison 

Arthur B. T. Ringgold 

Charles Uah I^eson 

Jacob Moses W. Kialtc 

Tiraoihy . . . H. W. Montgomery 

Ikcy John Incc 

Hotel Porter Anderson 

Hoiel Waiter Broughion 

The play was a failure, and was withdrawn June 10, 1882. 
*lThr l^liirls Kl-c" was seen here for the first time Aug. 21, 
and the cast was: 



Andrew Fred Bock 

Cora Nellv Cummens 

Marie £llie Wrhon 

Little Moses . . Charlene Wetdman 

Mat John Irwin 

Nick Thos. Brannick 

Fete A. Dccrfoot 



Harry Glyndon 
Owen Glyndon 
Jack Glyndon . 
Scarum . . . 
Capt. Handyside 
Lem Seaton . . 



. . E. F. Thome 
. . Edwin Varrey 
. Thomas J. Martin 
, . .J. G. Saville 

■ Ceo. S. Robinson 

■ . . John loce 



Ned Elira Weathershy 

Naomi Agnes Proctor 

Toprey Carroll . . Jennie ^(tl^dock 
Ruth Glyndon Florence Robinson 

Sim Laxarus ... N. C. Goodwin 



Its final performance occurred Sept 16. and was followed Sept. 
18 by Jos. Jefferson in "The Rivals." The cast was as before, 
except that H. F. Taylor was Falkland; Sam Hemple, David; 
and Lillian Lee, Lydia. Mr. Jefferson played "The Rivals" 
until Oct. 28. The theatre was closed Oct. 30, and reopened 
Oct. 31, with Charles Wyndham's comedy company in " Fourteen 
Days." The cast was : 



Claude Dclafield 
Col. Gunthorpe 
Fanny . . . 
Tippette . . 
Perequine . . 



Hamilton Astler 
H. R. Tcesdale 

. Miss Norrevi 
Miss £. Vining 

Cha.s. Wyndham 



Arthur WIHord Draycott 

Timothy Geo. Giddens 

Jones H. Saker 

Angelina Mary Rorke 



A version of '' Sa ratoga/' called " Brighto n," was first acted here 
Nov. 20, when lH?"castwas: 



Bob Sackctt . . 

iack Benedict. . 
Ir. Vanderpump 
Mr. Carter . . . 
Fred Carter . . 
Sir Lewis Parke . 
Columbus Drake 



Charles VVrndham 

. . . W.'H. Day 

. William Blakcley 

. . . . H. Saker 

Ccorjte Giddens 

Hamilton Astley 

H. R. Teesdale 



SimtroQS . 
Effie . . . 
Virginia 
Mrs. Alston 
Mrs. Carter 



. . F. G. Richards 
. . . Rose Saker 
. . . Mary Rorke 
Florence Chalgrovc 
Rose Norreys 



Mrs. Vanderpump, Mrs. Edmund Phelps 



This was the American d6but of Astley, Draycott, Rose Saker, 
Misses M. Rorke, Norreys, and Vining. Its run closed Nov. 25. 

The next season began Nov. 28, with "The Rantzaus," seen for 
the first time in America. It had this cast: 



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Louise . 
Marianne 
Juliette . 
Sebel . 
Doctor . 
Dora i nick 
Martin . 
£1U . . 



Maud Harrison 
Mrs.£. J.PhillipK 
Neiia Guion 
. O. S. Fawcett 
. . E. L. Tillon 
. W. S. Quiglcy 
. Alfred lieilcs 
Annie Wakeman 



Justice Miss A. Thorpe 

Mary ...... Miss Preston 

John Kantzau . . ■ . J. H. Stoddart 

I'hilip Kantzau . . Walden Ramsay 

James KantzKu • • F. dc Belleville 

Katlicr Florence - . Jolm Harsellc 

Mother Nanette . . Mrs. Ivan Micliel 

John Dumont . . . Chas. M. Collins 



"The Rantzaus"was played until Jan. 8, 1883, inclusive, and 
the theatre was closed Jan. 9 (or a rehearsal of "-A,J! arisian Ro-l_ 
mance. " adapted by A. R. Cazau ran. and acted for IhcnrsTtTme 
Jan. 10: ' 



Hcnrj- . . 
Stg. Julian! 
Dr. ChesncI 
M. Tirandel 
M. Laubaoere 
M. Trcvy . 
M. Falaise . 
M. Duchalet 
Ambroise . 
Pierre , . 



. F. de Belleville 
Jos. K, Whiting 
John Far.seIIe 
Walden Kamsay 
. G. S. Paxton 
. . A. Kaufman 
. . A. Becks 
. . W. Morse 
. Charles Collins 
. W. S. Quiglcy 



Mme. de Targy - 
Mme, dc Luce 
Baron Chevrial . 
M. Vaumartin 
Marcelle de Targy 
Rom Guerin . . 
Baroness Chevrial 
Mme. de Valmery 
Maria .... 



. . Ida Vernon 

Netta Guion 

Richard Manttfie-ld 

Owen S. Fawcett 

. . Sara Jewett 

Maud Harrison 

. Eleanor Carey j 

. Eloise Williii 

NeUie Wetherell 



A benefit performance was given Jan. 25, in aid of the Charity 
Fund of St. Cecelia Lodge, No. 55, F. A, M. Kate Claxton acted 
Gilberte in " Frf"' '''"OUi" supported by her company. This was 
the first appearance in this house of this actress since she was a 
member of the stock company. "-A Frisian Roma nce" was with- 
drawn April 7, when the season closed! " ' 

Charles Wyndham reappeared with his English company April 
9, in " griy h^gn-" A benefit to the Actors' Fund afternoon of 
April 12, when "Bu tton " was acted. This play was withdrawn 
after April 3a " The Great Divorce Case" was acted May i for 
the first time in America. The cast: Geoffrey Gordon, Chas. 
Wyndham; Samuel Pilkie, \Vm. Blakeley; VVeathersby Grandi- 
son, Geo. Giddens; Sir Francis, H. R. Teesdale; Detective, 
Richards; Mrs. Sharp, Mrs. Edmund Phelps; Mrs. Gordon, Miss 
Norreys; Lady Hammerton, Miss Chalgrove; Parker, Mary Rorke; 
Mrs. Tucker, Miss E. Vining; Caroline, Miss Morganti; Grace 
Marlowe, Miss Curzon; Mrs. Graham, Rose Saker. 

A special performance took place afternoon of May 3, for the 
benefit of Henry Tissington, with the Wyndham company in 
Is Rom.?nc e; " the McCaull opera company in the second 
act of '^^e Sorcerer; " recitations by George Osmond Tearle and 
Hessie Byrne; violin solo by L. G. Knapt; Louis St. Claire, 
double-voiced vocalist; and Salsbury's Troubadours in the second 
act of "Greenroom Fun." Chas. Wyndham closed his engagement 
May 12, an3 HcICn'^arry made her first appearance in America 
May 14 in "AHcwright's Wife." The cast: 



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Sir Richard Arkwright Henry Holland 
Hitkiah Latrson . . Walter Rcyoc^ds 
Peter Crookmouth . Thos, Urannick 
Sir Richard Clayton Leighton Baker 
DickO'johns. . ■ Edward Rowbaud 



Bob O'Chowbeni 
Nancy Hyde . . 
Marjjartft Hayes . 
Peter Hayes . . 
Chad wick . . . 



. T. McCartney 
. Jennie Haghes 
Helen Barry 
Harry St. Maur 
Charles Howard 



A. M. Palmer retired from the management of this theatre May 
14, 1883; Sheridan Shook and James M. Collier assumed the 
lessceship. 

At an extra matinee, May 23, Helen Barry acted the Countess 
in "The Ladies" Battle"; Henr>' Holland as Henry, Walter Rey- 
nolds as the Baron, Harry St. Maur as Gustave, and Kate Magnus 
as Leonic. Miss Barry closed her engagement May 26, and the 
--Theatre was dark the week of May 28. It reopened June 4, with 
" The Thunderbo lt," for the first time on any stage. The theatre 
was rented lOrlHe week by William Harris. Newton Gotthold 
was the star. The play was a failure, and was withdrawn at the 
close of the week. The cast : 



Joseph Renard . . Lewis Morrisoo 
Walter Brenlon . . . W. C. Cowper 

Tom Cronan Ed. Lamb 

Jim West M. C. Daly 

Toots Madge Butler 

Sam Haskins . . . . J. C Elliott 
Antonio T. Brannick 



Ned I. Cammings 

Blanche Westleigh . . Katie Gilbert 
Mrs. All)-n WcsUcigh . Octavia .Allen 
Sally West . . . Georg:ie Dickson 

Julia Laura Bruoner 

Paul Rodetle . . J. Newtoa Gouhold 



B. A. Bake r took a benefit June 18. The programme consisted 
of scenes from "The Hunchback" : Helen Bancroft, Julia; J. B. 
Studley, Master Walter; song, William Castle; Charlotte Thomp- 
son and company, in " lantT E^rc: " recitation, F. F. Mackay; 
Frank Mordaunt as JerryCTTp in^A Widow's Victim;" Roland 
Reed in song, "The Dude's Lament;" and Milton Nobles in 
"Xlifi-ii^iitaclinicryiewed. " 

Oscar Wilde's play,"" Vera the Nihilist," was originally acted 
Aug. 20. 1883, with this cast: 

The Crar .... Geo. C. Boniface 
Prime Minister .... Ed. Lamb 
Baron KofTand Peter SavourofT 

jultus Kahn 

Page Lewis Mann 

Cen. Kotemken . . Geo. S. Paxion 
Vera Marie Prescott 



Michael B. W. Tomer 

Alexis Lewis Morri-wo 

Prince Petrovitch and Nicholas 

Frankie Furloof; 
President of NihilisU . J. K. Furlong 

Marfa J. F. De Gei 

Demetri Fred Lotto 



Edward Lamb died in Brooklyn, N. Y., July 5, 1887. Marie 
Prescott died in New York, Aug. 28. 1893. Julius Kahn made a 
travelling tour season 1889-90 with Charles Arnold in " Hans the 
HoatwaaJ' under the management of the writer of this. At the 
close of the season he retired from the stage and went to San 
Francisco, Cal. , where he took up his residence, and began the 



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study of law. In 1892 he was elected to the State legislature, and 
in 1894 was admitted to the bar by the Supreme Court of Cali- 
fornia. In 1895 he was representing the fourth district of Cali- 
fornia in the national House of Representatives. He is the second 
actor to achieve that honor. The late Charles F. Crisp, speaker 
of the House of Representatives, was the first 

"Vera" was a failure, and was withdrawn at the close of the 
week. A preliminary season commenced Sept. 10, with Charles 
Wyndham's company in "The Great Divorce Case." " Pink Domi- 
nos *' was played Sept. 22 : Charles Grcythome, C Wyndham ; Percy 
Wagstaff, H. R. Tecsdale; Joskyn Tubbs, Blakclcy; Harry Green- 
lanes, Geo. Giddens; Mrs. Tubbs, Mrs. Edmund Phelps; Rebecca, 
Miss E. Vining; Brisket, Horatio Saker; Waiter, F. G. Richards; 
Lady VVagstaff, Rose Saker; Mrs. Greythome, Kate Rorke; Miss 
Barron, Miss Norreys. 

This was preceded by " Jhe Household Fairy ," Geo. Giddens as 
Julian, and Kate Rorke as Kathenne. The Wyndham company 
closed Oct. 6, and Joseph Jefferson followed Oct. 8 in "The 
Cricket on the Hearth" and "Lend Me Five Shillings." In 
the latter play Mr. Jefferson acted Golightly; Thomas Jefferson, 
Sam; and Rosa Rand, Mrs. Phobbs. This bill was played until 
Nov. 17, when the season closed. 

The thirteenth season opened Nov. 26; Shook & Collier, pro- 
prietors, and Jan es W. Collier, manager. The attraction was 
Robert Buchanan's " Stormbeaten," for the first time in America. 
It had this cast: 



Squire OrchanJson . . John Parsclle 
Richard OrchArd.son, Joseph E. Whiiing 
Uame Christiansen, Mrs. E, J. Phillips 
Christian Chri<iti.inson McKee Kaukin 
Kate Chris ti.initon - Maud Harrison 
PriicilU Sefton . . . EfTi^ Kllsler 
Jabez Greene . . Wm. H. Seymour 
Johnny Downs . . Charles Stanley 
Cnpt Htgginbotham E. L. Tilton 

Senton .... Lysander Thompson 
Jacob Foracre ... J. B. Wilson 



Madge Somcrs 
Lucy Robcris 
Jennie Janscn 
Annie Forrester 
Mother KeneUa 
Mr. Sefton 
Jacob Marvel 
Sally Marvel . 
Mate . . . 
Mav Budd . 
Ruth . . . 



Annie Camcn>ii 

Marie Grecnwald 

Evelyn Champney 

Louise Xamhlin 

Nellie Wetherell 

. J. H. Stoddart 

Chas. Collins 

. Eloise Willis 

. W. S. Quigley 

. Fanny (JilleUe 

Lillian Greer 



" Stormbeatcn " was acted for the last time Jan. 26, 1884. and^ 

Separa-_ I 



was followed, Jan. 28, by Bartley Campbell's new play, 
lion." which had this cast: 



Oenton Blair . 
Kelix Fawn . . 
Abncr Day . . 
Major .Maxwell . 
Uuke Warren 
Fann^' Maxwtrll , 
Mamie Maxwell 
Mile Korine . 



. . Chas- Coghlan 

Jos. E. Whiting 

, . J. H. Stoddart 

. . J.. Parselle 

Henry Chanfrau 

. Maud Harrison 

Mrs. E. J. Phillips 

Gabrielle du SbuM 



Abigail Day . . . Nellie Wetherell 

Millv Eloise Willis 

M. Meyer .... Felix Morris 
Mr. Swift .... Julian Magnui 

Meldrum L. Thompson 

Dora Blair .... Eleanor Carey 
Mabel Ulair Effie Ellaler 



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A most effective scene was the avalanche, or snow slide. In 
bygone years playwrights made little use of this sensation, as its 
presence restricted the action of the play to one or two uncongenial 
localities. But recent writers have gotten over the difficulty by 
rechristening the effect a " land slide." A sensation scene akin 
to the avalanche was done at the Lyceum, London, Easter, 1S53. 

In the early part of 1884 Shook & Collier wanted a society drama 
for their stock. Robert Buchanan, of London, agreed to furnish one 
for $5,000 and 5250 advance payment. The advance payment was 
made, and Mr. Buchanan came here with a play entitled "A Hero 
in Spite of Himself." Shook & Collier found that the scenes were 
laid on the prairies, and that the leading characters would have to 
appear in red shirts, with their trousers in big boots. They de- 
cided that the play was not a society drama. It was rejected, but 
Mr. Buchanan refused to return the advance payment. Shook & 
Collier sued him to recover the money, and got a verdict against 
him for S945. On the date of the first production of this play, 
the prices of admission were reduced to $t for the best scats. 
^ "Separation " was withdrawn April 5. The theatre was closed 
week of April 7 for rehearsal of ' t_The Fatal Lettej^ " by A. R. 
Cazauran, presented April 14, with this castT* 



Rachel Trevor .... Helen Barry 
Capt. Trevor , . . Joseph Haworth 
LiUle Harry Trevor . Tommy Russell 
Harry Trevor . . . Edwtn CIcary 
Mrs. Edmond Kate Denin Wilson 

Octavia Eloise Willis 

Dr. Bell Charles Walcoi 

Somers Andrew Jaques 

Capt, Appcrson GeoflFrey Hawley 

Lfeut. Walker . . Geo. S. Kobinson 



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Col. Walterton . . Harold Forsberg 
Eliphai Tresham Edward H- Sothem 

Pulaski John Matthews 

Major Macbeth . Ly&ander Thompson 
Lytlon Sumter .... Emlin Howe 

Maurice C. J- Burbidge 

Mrs. Warrington, Mrs. Charles Watson 
Miss Apperson . . . K.itc Magnns 
Mrs. Denison . . Miss St. Quintin 
Mrs. Sumter . . . Marie Hiirorde 



It was withdrawn April 26, 1884 Prof. Cromwell began a 
series of his lectures June 23, and closed his engagement July 2a 
"Q ^ec na " had its first representation here Aug. 18. The cast 
was: 



Lord Huntington 
Earl of Chandos . 
Frank Horton 
Henry Wilkins . , 
Queena Montrose } 
Mile. Kene ( 



Eben Plympton 
Chas. L Harris 
. Heury Holland 
J. W. Summers 

. Lillian Spencer 



Alice St Claire 
Anna Montrose 
Mrs. Montrose 
Little Queena . 
Florence . - 



Ethel Greybrookvl 

Kate V. Touseyl 

Louise Dicksoal 

. Edith Widmerl 

Sadie Martinot' 



Sara Jewett rejoined the company of this theatre at Chicago, III, 
Aug. 25. " ^ynwood " was acted here Sept. 18. with Maud, 
Granger as Luciire, Lben Plympton as Victor, B. T. Ringgold 
Dudley, Chas. Norris as War Corres[K>ntlent, and Rachel Booth 
as Gay Carlisle. Its run terminated Oct. 4. " The. Artist's 



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T)au ^hter " was seen for the first time on any stage Oct, 6, and 
liad this cast : 



Ipuke de Halys . Geodrey Hawley 
'SarquUe de iJironde, Joseph Whiting 
Tount de Louvois . . J. B- Mason 
chevalier de Laizun . . Julian Magnus 
>r. ^furilvaJe .... John Parselle 
Sergt. Fallon . Lj'saoder ThompsoQ 
duchess de Chalys . * Ida Vernon 
Kybil Muriel . . . Marie Greenwald 
'Mile, de Vaux . Mrs. E. J. Phillips 



Nannette Ponchon . . Eloise Willis 

Andre J. H. Rarnes 

Ganpart] J. H. Stoddart 

Coro E. L. Tlltoa 

Joseph Owen S. Fawcelt 

Antoine W. E. Morse 

Louis W. S, Quiglcy 

Ulanche Sara Jcwett 

Marie Maud Harrison 



This was the first appearance at this theatre of J. H. Barnes. The 
play was withdrawn Oct. 25, 1884, when "French Flats" had 
lis cast: 



I. Rlondeao .... John Pars^lle 

I. Bonay J. H. Sioddart 

I. Ernest Vallay . Owen S. Fawcett 
kiK- Rifflardini . . . • J- B. Folic 
'larquia de Barrameda, Jos. E Whiting 

Itillardo J. H Mnxon 

fancredi .... Geoffrey Hawley 

fartin Julian Majrnus 

aid Pluchard , . . . E. L. Tilton 
fustave .... Wm. E. Morse 



Painter W. S. Quigley 

UpholRlerer . . . . J. H. Williams 

baroness Sara Jewell 

Anna Ltlondcau • . Maud (iarrison 
Mmc. Blondeau . . . Nellv Howard 

Mme. Honay Ida Vernon 

Bianca .... Mrs. E. J. Phillips 

Mariette Eloise Willis 

Frozine Nellie Wctherell 



" JJuprez & Son " was originally acted Nov. 19, and had this 
■cast^l D uprez, Jomi Parselle; Morel, J. H. Barnes; Armancl, J. 

E. Whiting; D'Arcy, J. H. Stoddart; Rousseau, E. L. Tilton; 
"lemy, Julian Magnus; Footman, W. E. Morse; Louise Rou.sseau, 

Sara Jewelt ; Elaine Kerrand, Maud Harrison; Suzanne, Mrs. E. 

J. Phillips; Juliette Morel, Blanche Duffield. It was withdrawn 

Dec. 6 for " Three Wives to One Husban d." acted Dec. 8, when 

the cast was: 



Ralph Cobbe .... J. H. Barnes 
arew Dobbs ... J. B- Mason 

obbs J. H. Stoddart 

Dbbe Jos. E. Whiting 

icol John Parscllc 

tons. Bouquet . . . Julian Magnii.^ 
"tgistrar ..... E. L. 'lilton 
ddy Owen S. Fawcett 



Lulu Sara Jcwett 

Mrs. Batterby . Mrs. E. \. Phillips 
Eupheniia .... Maud Harrison 
Mrs. Caricol . . Mrs. G- C. Germon 
Juliet ...... Eloise Willis 

Marie Nelly Howard 

Biddy Nellie WethereU 



On Dec 13 it was preceded by "One Touch of Nature/' in 
which Maud Harrison, J. H. Stoddart, J. E. VVhTting, Julian 
Magnus, and Owen S. Fawcett appeared. It was acted until 
Fek 2, 18S5. The theatre was closed Feb. 3 for a rehearsal, 
and part of (he time thus idle was devoted to a refitting of the 
^cuse with new orchestra chairs. The new play with which the 



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house reopened, Feb. 4, was ** ^\^risoner for Life, " an adaptation, 
of "Stella," and had this cast : ^ " 



Louis XIV. . 
Count de Valney 
General . 
Larose . 
Unknown 
Chvles . 
Lambin . 
Captain . 
Francois 

r 



. John I'arselle 

. J. H. Barnes 

Jos. E. Whiting 

J. H. Stoddart 

. E. L. Tilton 

Geoffrey Hawley 

Owen S. Fawcett 

Julian Magnus 

Lysander Thompson 



Jacques . 
A Soldier 
Valet . . 
Louise . 
Countess 
Marguerite . 
Lucy . 
Mignonne 



. . R. F. Carroll 
. W. S. Quigley 
« W. J. Leonard 
. . Sara Jewctt 
. Nellie WeihereU ' 
Mrs. E. J. Phillips 
. . Eloise Willis 
Maud Harristm , 



Estcllc Chvto n appeared as a "star" Feb. 6, in " Fmvcttc. tt 
Story of a Wai f." written by herself. The cast was; 



Bernard us . 
Alfred Vane 
Jacques . . 
Aogelique . 
Duchess 
Favctte . . 



F. de Ilellevillc 

Edward Sothern 

Wm. Davidge, Jr. 

Constance Murielle 

Mrs. Chas. Poole 

Estelle Claytoti 



Earl of Esmond 
Due de Loire . 
Adolphus . . 
Picot .... 
Grandm&re - . 
Julie .... 



T. q. Scabrooke 
. Geo. Holland ' 
Jos. Murray \ 
. . Ida Mulle i 
Louisa Eldridgtt i 
. Maud Stuut 



Minnie Palmer appeared here Feb. 27 in " My Sweetheart ";j 
Tina, Minnie Palmer; Tony Faust, Chas. Arnold; Joe Shotwell, 
T. J. Hawkins; Dudley Harcourt, Lawrence d'Orsay ; Dr. 
Bartlett, Augustus Cook; Farmer Hatzell, H. R. Davies; Tim; 
O'Leary, Eugene O'Rorke; Louisa Shotwcll, Mattie Earle; Mrs. 
Hatzell, Mary Myers. This was Augustus Cook's first appear*] 
ancc in America. The opening night was for the benefit of Leigh! 
S. Lynch, treasurer of the house. Frank Mayo began an engage*) 
ment here May 18 in " Nordeck , " its first performance in this city. 
The cast was: 



Nordeck . . . 
Prince Leo . . . 
Hcrr Fabian . . 
Count Moryaski . 
Witold .... 
Chnstoph Oscirki 
Fnintz Vogel . . 



Frank Mayo 

Edwin Mayo 

Geo. C. Boniface 

. H. B. Phillips 

. Edwin Varrey 

Will C. Cowper 

E. Sylvester 



Radowiez . 
Baratowski 
Justin . . 
Paul . . . 
Countess . 
Princess 
Margaret 



Eugene F. Eberle 
Victor Harmo 

Emlin Huwttl 
. T. H. Conlyj 
Kathr)'Q KtdderJ 

Henrietta V'aderftj 
. Stella TeutuftI 



Sy^fXfty R'^^nfp^^ appeared as the manager of an opera company 
which opened here July 20, 1885 with "The Mikado," then pro- 
duced for the first time in this city. Roland Reed acted Ko-Ko 
and Alice Harrison, Yum Yum. Only one performance was given, 
as an injunction had been obtained. Mr. Rosenfeld and Ed. Clay- 
burgh were subsequently committed to jail for contempt of court. 
Another company produced this opera here Aug. 17, under the man- 
agement of Harry Miner. The cast was; 



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Mikado J. \V. Herbert 

Ko-ko Roland Reed 

pish- Tush . . . Geo. H. Broderick 

Pitti-SJDg Belle Archer 

Katisha . . . Emma Mabella Baker 



Naoki-Poo 
Pooh-Bah 
Yum- Yum 
Peep- Bo 



Sig. A. Montegriffo 

Herbert Archer 

Alice Harrison 

. . Miss Mollie 



The first performance in America of this opera was by a small 
company July 6, under the management of Sy,dnttl-Jiafienfeld, at 
the Museum, Chicago, HI. On Aug. 17 Haltie Starr and Jessie 
iQuigley assumed the parts of Pitti-Sing and Peep-Bo here. W. 
T. Carlcton was the first one to secure the right of producing "The 
Mikado" upon the road. 

On Aug. 31 " A Brave V^gn?" " wQg first acted, by the Sarah 
von Leer and James M. Hardie company. 

This house was opened under the management of James M. 
iHiU on Sept 7, 1885, with "A Moral Crime, " which had this 
least ; *"* 



Philippe .... Joseph Haworth 
De Clairs . . . Henry E. Wallon 
Father Dablon . H. A. Weaver, Sen. 

Marius J. W Piggoti 

Saudois Edwin cTeary 

Julei E. H. Sothcrn 



May Henry 



Mnie. Fontaine \ 

Flora t 

Mme. Girard . . . Carrie Jamison 

Totote Girard . . Charlotte de Musset 

Marie Genie Langdon 

Mathilde .... Marie Prescott 



It was withdrawn April 10, 1886, and the bouse closed April 
12. "Romeo and Juliet" was produced Oct. 13, when Margaret 
Mather made her New Yoik d^but as a star. The cast was : 



'Juliet Margaret Mather Paris . . 

Romeo .... Frederick Paoldine An Old Man 

Merculio Milncs Levick Apothecar}* 

Kscalus F. A. Tannchill Peter . . 

Friar Lawrevce • H. A. Weaver, Sen. Balthasar 

^ Friar John Frank Rea Abram . 

I Capulet Harry Eytinge Samson . 

Montarue .... Wm. Johnston Gregory 

Henvoiio .... William Wilson Nurse 

iTybalt ...... Edwin Cleary | Lady Capalet 



. . Ivan Peronet 

. . W. E. Reed 

William V. Ranous 

Frederick W. Peters 

. Sidney Bowkctt 

Charles Frederick.^ 

. Geo. A. Dalton 

Henrjf A. Horn 

Came Jamison 

. . Jennie Harold 



^t was given in nine tableaux and sixteen scenes. The crimson 
plush curtain put up by Manager J. M. Hill especially for "Romeo 
and Juliet " caught fire just as the curtain was about to rise on the 
last act, evening of Nov. 12, from a torch in the hands of a "super." 
The Bremen and stage hands, by beating against the curtain, had 
the flames extinguished in a few minutes. 

The final performance of " Romeo and Juliet " was given Jan. 2, 
1886. The house was closed Jan. 4, and reopened Jan. 5, with 
" Leah^' which had this cast: 



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Leah Margaret Mather 

Nathan Mllneii Levick 

Rudolph .... Fred. Haulding 
Lorenzo . . . . H. A- Weaver, Sen. 
Father Herman . . - Kdwin Cleary 

Ludovig Harry l^yiia^ 

Abraham .... Wm. v. Ranous 
Sarah Daisy Wood 



Jacob Fred W. Peters 

Kritz Geo A. Dalton 

Johan C. Fredericks 

Mad?hna .... Jennie Harold 
Mother C>ro»chen Carrie Jamison 

Gertrude Annie White 

Rose Miss A- Johnston 

LitUc Leah .... Baby Wood 



Frederick J^aulJim; . owing to illness, retired from the cast after 
Jan. 18. On Jan. 19^^ 20, 21, Cyril Searle acted Rudolph; Edwin 
Cleary took the part Jan. 22, and continued to play it until Mr. 
Paulding's return. Margaret Mather was seen for the first time 
here Feb. i, as Juliana in "The Honeymoon," which had this 
cast: Juliana, Margaret Mather; Duke Aranza, Milnes Levick; 
Rolando, Frederick Paulding; Balthazar, H. A. Weaver; Jacques, 
Harry Eytingc ; Count Montalban, Edwin Cleary ; Lampedo, 
Wm. V. Ranous; Lopez, Fred W. Peters; Campillo, Geo. A. 
Dalton; Pedro, Chas. Fredericks; Almedo, Jno. Thomas; Vol- 
antc, Maud E. Peters; 2^mora, Jennie Harold, and Hostess, Car- 
rie Jamison. 

Carrie Swain appeared here Feb. 6, in " Tack iiLthe Box, " which 
had this cast: 



Jack Merrywcather 
, Richard .... 
^Edward .... 

Roy Carlton . . 

Carlo Toroni . . 

Ceo. Bolton . . 
[prof. O'SuUivan . 
[Police Sergeant ■ 



, . Carrie Swain 

. C. W. Barry 

Walter Ucnlley 

McCullou^ Ross 

Ralph Delmore 

, . Paul Thomas 

, . . Hugh Fay 

. . Thad. Shine 



Beppo Harold Russell 

Tonio Newton Dana 

Kocco Little Mamie 

.Marcoo S. Philleo 

Topley F. D. Simonds 

Mifly dc Vcre . . . Blanche Thorne 
Mrs. Merry weather . . Julia Qrutooe 
Catarina .... Adelaide Arthur 



_or the Girl with the Glass Eyes," a comic opera, was 
"* cast: 



!i£PiUjOr the Girl with the Glass E 
first heardn ere March i6, and had this 



I Prof. Pongo . . . Jaraues Kruger 

I Ciavoto Fred. Clifton 

Pablo Chaunccy Olcott 

Juan Geo. Wilkinson 

Curaso Fred Solomon 

Pepita Lillian Russell 



Donna Carmaasuita 

Alma StiKirt Stanley 

Pasquela Lizzie Hughes 

Maraquita Miss Jackson 

Chiquita Cora Striker 

Juaoa Julia Wilson 



This was Chaunccy Olcott's d^but in opera, he having been a min- 
strel performer hitherto. The opera was withdrawn after May 22. 
McNish, Johnson, & Slavin's minstrels came May 24, ami remained 
for a fortnight. 

The next season opened Sept. 20, 1886, with Marie Aim^e and 
her company, under the management of Simmonds & T. Allston 
firowD, JQ "Mam'zelle," cast thus: 



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Toinette Jacotot ? 
Fleur dc Lis \ 
Taricton Tupper . 
Lionel Leslie ■ . 
Bob Pritcbard 
Col. Hiram Poster 



.' Marie AinnSe 

Thos- H. Bums 

A. del Campo 

John Marble 

Newton Chisoell 



Francois Lester Victor 

Topplcbey Collin Varrey 

Taisway J. Charles 

O'Club L. W. Browning 

Mrs. Louisa Tupper . Clara Haker 

Mary Jeooie Williams 



Aim^c appeared Sept. 28 in '* Marita " (first time on any stage), 
by Victoricn Sardou, translated by Barton Hill. Another version 
was first produced in iS/g, by Carl Rosa, at Her Majesty's Theatre, 
London, under the title of "Piccolino. " The cast at this house 
was: 



Frederick A. del Campo 

Musardin .... Thos. H. Burns 

Canovard John Marble 

Valentine . . . Geo. A. Ketchum 

Comete Lester Victor 

Father Tidman . . Newton Chisnell 
Mathais . . . Gra. J. Henderson 

Christian Chas. Edeson 

Vergai Collin Varrey 



Marcassoni 
Marita . . . 
Elena di Strozzi 
Madam Tidman 
Charlotte . . 
Denise . . . 
kosctte . ■ . 
Angelique . . 
Armette . . 



L. W. Browninc^ 

. Marie Aim^e 

Clara Baker 

Emma Skerrctt 

Fannie Nasli 

Jennie Williams 

Ada Laurent 

. . Elsie Uobh 

Belle Staplelon 



The play was a failure, and was given only three times. 
" Mam'zeUe " finished out the week. Clara Morris appeared 
Oct. 4 in "Mi ffft }|jlultQn. " played three evenings; "Article 47," 
Oct 7, 8; "Camille," matinee Oct 9, and the company acted 
"Engaged" evening Oct. 9. Clara Morris was not in the cast. 
The house closed Oct. 1 1 for rehearsal of " Much Ado About 
Nothing," presented Oct. 12, with this cast: 



Benedick ). H. Barnes 

Don Pedro .... B. R. Graham 
Count Ctaadlo . . . W. Lackaye 

Don John Geo. Morton 

Leonaio J. E Dean 

Antonio W, J. Hurlcv 

Dogberry Harry Hawk 

Vcrjfcs Frank Willard 

Conrade .... Edmond Pembroke 



Borachio 
Bnlthazar 
P"riar . . 
Seacoal . 
Hero . 
Ursula . 
Margaret 
lica trice 



ErroU Dunbar 

Thomas Mellor 

. John Sutherland 

j. F. Deheaney 

Genevieve Lytlon 

, . Alma Aiken 

, . Mary E. Hill 

Fanny Davenport 



This was the first time Fanny Davenport ever acted Bcatiice. 
Modjeska began an engagement Oct. 25 in "As You Like It," 
which had this cast: 



Duke James Cooper 

Frederick Albert I-ang 

Jaques .... Chas. Vandenhon 

Amiens Robert S. Taher 

Lc Bean. . . . Hamilton E. Bell 

Oliver Wm. Haworih 

Adam jas. L. Carhart 

Dennis Hazard Perry 

Charles Geo- Ketchell 

Jaques du Bots . . Robert Burnaby 
VOL 111.— 12 



Orlando .... Maurice Barrymore 
Touchstone . . . Wm. F. Owen 

.Sylvius Ian Robertson 

Corin Hnwell Hansel! 

William Chas- B. Kelly 

Hunter .... Walter H.impshire 

Konalintl Modjeska 

Cella Grace Henderson 

Phebe Laura Johnson 

Audrey Clara ElU&on 



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f 



Modjcsia's 6rst we«k was ^vcn up to **A& Yoa Like It." R. 
S. Tabcr was billed to sing Amiens' songs, but Walter Hampsbi 
did the vocal work. ''Twelfth Night" was done Nov. 4, 5. 6^ 
Modjcska as X'iola. The boose was closed Nov. 8, 9, for rC' 
bcarsals of *'Tht rhmtanK^" by ^ulJQpucr, given for ihc 6: 
time on any sta^. r<iov. la Tbc novel on wbkb this drama 
was founded was originally called **lx Dernier Oioiaa, oa la 
BreUgike en 1799." Tbc plaj bad this cast: 




1m m RobcrtMS 
WiKan HavorA 




Mimrii di Moa&nno | MaRte«.TerK 

Msvke Rmjiwg : Pfle WkM 
Bma da Ckwc . . AJfacrt Lne j Cibac . . . 
CMBt d> Bu—iiM . . Hswkm B^ Jnr-^ . . . 
HUJorWCMK . . . FiaakLymu LaBtotatae ■ 

CMMcndcKuucGnccHcMfetaoM CciL Hdte 
Pttoenoi de Robn . MiBSidde«ril 
Ww* ■ AJfaert Mario 

nifha I 1 I I *Cku.B>Kdk 
Jto^dcGwSateCiT. Mary Fnaer 

''Twetftb Night*' was acted week Dec 6v aad f or Jklodjcska'a 
dotnig wrck. Dec 15-18. "Dnida" was play<ed for the 6rst 
Umc ia Anerica. aad kad tbis cast : Egaa, Usance Bairymoreij 
Bhpm KnmM, E. lU a sato a Bell; Dr. Cart, In RobcrtsoB: Ferdi-f 
wmd^ Ckm Vaadabaff: Dtesela. Modfcsfca; F^x. W. F. Owen: 
Ihaaer. Howdl HaveU; Friti. Robert limnahf; WUbclm. C 
& Kelly; Toai, Gace HttdersoB. 

The boase was ckaed Dec J(X bat was Kinw.a< i l Dec si, with 
Maigarct Matbcr ia ^.yajL* "Tbe HnmtjmtMm " waa given Dec 
17. 'RffBcoaadJalkt-wwiwvwdJaa. 5. itSj- Helea Hast- 

" 17, a» r%Tili^ ia ^^^ mtf 
J. Tht cmK: Mr. Vaa Sittait. J. H. Ctefc; Ca$L Mcvt- 
•tewaft. HcBffT E. WsJcm, Tbb Marpbr, J. Va&fv Mn. fteat; 
Ida jcftrevs; Ada. Hclea Corienr ; AiliriMiba^ Eagcae jepaoo. 
Did;. Wi^ A Fai«fdMB: Alex. Micaib. S Faa; Mn Van 
Suttait. Aaaae Wsw; fM&K Hcka Ul^i 

Hcka Haniiagh claacd bcr cangnaaafc >■. a» RiaseCai^taa 
Mi K a tt d be«e pm, 51. «a ^l ^pisa AaaaPMe ;^ Feb. ;^ IL ^ «■ 
'^^liasks aad Fansk* Row C^BTacSTKiUi^ a * As Yoa 
Like tC* Fch. Nk tK tx 
week: o4 Feb. 14. Ricbwi 
H Ac 



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Rose Coghlan, Nellie McHcnry, N. SaUbury, John G. Webster, 
Helen Bancroft, Ethel Corlette, Florence Gillette, Eben plymp- 
ton. Jos. K. \Vheclock. D. H. Harkins, Herbert Archer, and 
George F- Devere. Bessie Byrne gave a matinee performance 
March I, of " Leah" A^es Herndon opened in "Hi^^J^om- 
mercial Tourisrs Bu flg^" March 14. Janauschek was seen here 
April ti, as Meg Ivlcrrilies in "Guy Manncring. " Annie Pixley 
appeared here April 25, with " The Deacon's Daughte r." for the 
first time in New York. The cast was: 



Roth Homewebb . . Annie Pixley 

Malatcsta Ed. Temple 

Squire Hiram . . . Robert Fischer 

Amadic P. Redmond 

Mrs. Brown . . . Annie Barclay 



Isaiah M. C. Daly 

Charles Geo. Backus 

Irving . . . . W. G. Regnicr 
Mrs. Homewebb . . Annie Douglas 
Mary Irene Avenal 



Annie Pixley gave a professional matinee May 17. A. L, 
Heckler took a benefit Sunday evening, May 22. Annie Pixley 
closed the sixth and last week of "Tha n^arn"'«i nanjylitfr " June 
4. Murray and Murphy played " Our Irish, vrsitors " tor six weeks, 
commencing June 6, and the season closecT july 9. 

J. M. Hill opened the next season Aug. 29, 1887, with "One, 
Ag ainst Ma ny " (its first performance on any stage), with John L. ] 
Surleigh aT the star. It had this cast; 



Haron Menchrko(T . 
Prince Michaetovitch 
luakoff Z.-imaroff 
Cotbberth Cholmondely 



Franz Kcioau 
Dan Lecson 
Alfred Klein 



Herman .VInller 
Henri Ic Rouge 
Kcodor . . . 



Albert Roberts 

George F. Devere 

. . Redfield Clarke 

Frederick Goldthwaitc 



Francois . . 
Ivan . . . . 
Gregory . . . 
Countess Olga 

Vassailssa . . 
Neira . . . 



Edwin Phillips 
H. P. Harrison 
- J- C. Tiernan 
. Katie Gilbert 

Carrie Jackson 
Effie Germ on 



Pierre de Montalambert Mr. Burleigh 



It was withdrawn after Sept. 24. 

On Sept. 26, for the first time on any stage, 
by Bronson Howard, was produced, with this cast: 



Watson Flint . . . 
Musgrave .... 
Mrs. Cornelia Opdyke 
Ruse V'analstync . . 
Agnes Lockwood 
Lady Mary Trelawncy 



Henry Bergman 
Louis CarLienler 
. Selena F eitcr 
Sibyl Johnstone 
. Jessie Storey 
. May Waldron 



Nicholas Vanalstync Wm. H. Crane 
Dr. Parke Wainwright, H. J. Lethcourt 
Nicholas Vanahiync, Jr. Charles Kent 
Bertie Vanalstync . Stuart Robsun 

Lord Arthur Trclawoey 

Lorimer Stoddard 
Rev. Murray Hilton, F. A. Tannehill, Jr. 

May Waldron is now Mrs, Stuart Robson. 

Sara Jewett, who had been ill for some time, was given a benefit 
afternoon Dec. 15. The receipts were about £1.500. The pro-^ 
gramme was: "A Sad Coquette. " by Estellc Clayton, for the first** 
lime on any stage, and vriia tnis cast : j 



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IPmI Moftimer . . Ebeo Plymptoo i Little Bobby .... Oilie Berkley 
Lord Lavtoa .... Geo. Holland Lady Lantoe . . . Ijoaisa Eidridfrc 
Sir Charte* . - MiHliam Kavcrsham Mrs. Htggins ... Sricna Fetter 
Frederick West . ■ Lorimer Sioddanl SeCiu Merritt .... Loie Fuller 
HarmI Franx Reinaa Leooore Mcrriu . - EaMllc ObtjUM 
Trunp C R. Dodswcrtfa 

Aurelio Cerulos, Spanish pianist, made his American 6€bnt 
^piofcssionally) afternoon of Feb. i, iSSS. Lillic EMridgc, 
J. S. Haworth. R. C HiHiard. George C Hall. M. V. Wilder, 
Mrs. Alice J. Shaw, Mary J. Dunn, F. Sinzig, Courtlaodt Palmer, 
C Palmer* Jr., C P. Flocktoo, LcUa Wolstan. Charles Kent, jofao 
Uarling. Marion Lee, and others appeared. 

This theatre was destroyed by fire Tuescbiy aftenxxm. Feb 28, 
188S. A new theatre was erected, the architect being John E. 
TerhutkC; aod the consulting architect Leopold Eidlitx. The 
theatre is owned by the Courtlabdc I^lmcr estate. The hoilding 
is coastnicted oi raasocry aod iron throggboiit. co wood hyviag 
been ttsed except in a few parts where it was wha^^taiy p rfriMffy. 

The initial perfonDancc took ^ace WiJai, wlaj i^ht, March 
J7. i8S^ with "A WfliBitt'a «^ r"*ie»»L '***^**^*'***''"^ Ladies' 
fiteltle/* which lua^fStt^^rBfem 6t M<HitrickBd. F^mk Uor- 
t^uni : Gusttvc <k GngjaoA. Char Ck— cy; Htmti de F U figaeul. 
J M r. ',M])e; Brigadier, Vtctor HarwoD; Lcaotic de ViUe^otic, 
Lciut Wolstaa; Cooatess d'Aotreiral, Hclca Bwty. Helen Bany 
c HaH April V. ud "Jtcbcft EtoaeTt;*'^ dnflMCfafltka of Mm. 
H«Hivfe«7 Ward's bovo. was ^cxed A^nX 39^ fer the first time; 
Md had this cast: 



|to&«nQ 
A%«ct Wi 






BwvMd Qcl< 



ialMtacy itay 1^ 



ite 



fc^ 



T.CWdh 



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Lcyion; Leone, Annie Lippincott; Sibyl, Helen Kiske; Ardriell, 
Louise Paullin. The season closed June lo. A preliminary sea- 
son opened Aug. 15, with Vank Hoe, Japanese illusionist and 
equilibrist, assisted by Omene, a Turkish dancer. The house 
closed Aug. 16 and 17, and was reopened by Yank Hoe, Aug. 19, 
for a few nights. "F y[-nclifjF " was produced Sept. 9. In the cast 
were T. J. Herndon, E. H, Vanderfelt, William ilawonh (the 
author), John B. Maher, Henry Pierson, Mamie Monre, IJelle 
Flohr, Rebecca Warren, Fanny Marsh, and Angela Ogden. 

"Love and Libcrtit ." was produced Sept. 23, 1889. The cast 
included (!!larence kandysides, Ralph Delmore, W. B. Arnold, 
Franz Reinau, Henry Holland, Victor Harmon, Walter Fletcher, 
Owen Neil, Emmons Ball, William Verncr, Henry Reynolds, Amy 
Busby, Stella de Lorez, and Helen Barry. Herrmann's Trans- 
Atlantiques followed Oct. 7 for three weeks. Then came Clara 
Morris, Oct. 28, in "Camille," with Fred de Belleville as Armanc'. 
'i-H ^|ene" was acted Oct. 29 for the first time at this theatre, and 
had this cast: 



Dr. Clcnnont . . . . F. de Belleville 
Baron Achille de Serene J. C. Saville 
Raymond dc Serene J. M. CoIviUc 

Lord Carylsfnnl . . . Verner Clai^^cs 
Ciacomo Cooari . . \Vm. J. Ferguson 



Tedd^ Smith . . 
Sylvaine de Serene 
Lady CaryUford . 
Mmc. Clermont . 
HclcQc BuderofF . 



Beatrice Moreland 
. . . Kale Masfti 

Mittens Willeit 
■ . Octavia Allen 
. . Clara Morris 



This drama was originally acted at the Fifth Avenue Theatre 
(Broadway and Twenty-eighth Street, afternoon of April 30, 1S88, 
and was, during the season of 1889-90, known as " The Hpjuge^ 
Dauyhte r." Cora Tanner starring in it. " J^elen e " was repeated 
the second week, except matinee Nov. 9, when "Camille" was 
acted. 

Neil Burgess appeared Nov. it in " X^e County Fair, " which 
was thus cast: 



Otis Tucker . . , 
Solon Hammerhead 

Tim 

Joel Uartlett . . . 
BtU Parker . . 



Robert Fischer 

Wallace 1). Shaw 

Chas. J. Jackson 

Plardee Kirkland 

. George ErroU 



Bub Willie McKay 

Tai^ Clara Thropp 

Sallic Crecnaway . . . May Taylor 

Abigail I'rue .... Nell Burgess 



A performance of " Xhc County Fair " was given matinee Jan. 
29. 1890. for the benefitol BOSfflft Lodge, No. ro, B. K O. Elks. 
"Nellie Bly" lectured here Sunday evenings Feb. 9, 16, and March 
10. " The County Fair " reached its three hundredth metropolitan 
performance Marc!n iH Under the title of " An Original P lay." a 
four-act drama by Olma K. Graeve, was acted at a niatlnce. Dan 
Rice took a benefit^Stmrtay Evening. May 11. Dan Rice erected 
the first soldiers' monument in America, in iS6$. He was then 
rich and lived at Girard, Pa. He erected the monument to the 



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memory of the officers and soldiers from Erie County who died in 
the war. Dan Rice died in Long Branch, N. J., Feb. 22, 190a 

" A Perfect Trust " was presented, for the 6rst time on any stage, 
I matinee May 21. '1 he cast included Stella Rees, Harry Meredith, 
Frank Karrington, Robert Fischer, Myron Leffingwell, Jr., John 
Ward, Laura Le Claire, Rachel Wan en, Mamie Doud, Emma 
Hooker, Dan Lacy, and Logan Paul. At a special matinee per- 
formance May 22, "T,h''_^^V*^*y ¥nv" was done for the benefit of 
the Post Graduate Hospital. Neil Burgess finished his engage- 
ment May 31. The house continued closed until June 9, when 
it was reopened with " iiaglaii^s Wav.* ' which had this cast: 

Cay Raj;hD .... Edwin Arden 
\vzn Robcloff . Nelson Wheatcroft 
Commodore Sitgreaves 

R. F. McClannio 
Alan Treheme . . . Howard Kyle 
Vivian Minnie Setigman 

The drama was first acted on any stage June 6, 1888, at Patcr- 
^n, N. J. 

Z' " The Merchapt." by M ^th^ Morton , was acted for the first time 
on any stage malmte June 26, 1S90, and the cast was: 

Fdson Dixon 

Sunislaus Stange 

Newton ChisncU 

. James George 

. Selena Fetter 

M.\rion Erie 

. Leila WoUuo 

Blanche Walsh 

Lilla Linden 



Marcia Dane .... Mattte Earle 

Tippy Sitgreaves • . Annie Ulancke 
Gladys Raglan . Little Dot Clarendon 
Strykcr ...... F. E. Cooke 

Footman L. Thotnaa 



Roberts 

Price .... 

Tubb 

Monsieur Jean 
Myrtle Vanderstyle . 
Caroline van Oeslen 
Jess Morgan . . . 
Helen Marchmont . 
Marie 



Carroll Cotton Vanderstyle 

Nelson Wheatcroft 
Frederick Dupre ... E. J. Henley 
Matthew Higgins . M. A. Kennedy 
Lord Dudley Northwtck 

Chas. Dickson 
Will Robbins .... Fred Peters 
Edwards .... Geo. D. Fawcctt 
iGresham .... F. M. Kendrick 

Two weeks before it was produced the play was purchased by 
Thomas H, Macdonough and H. C. Kennedy for $5, 00a Edwin 
Arden closed his engagement June 28. " .The_ Hasilisk " was 
produced Tuesday afternoon, July 3. In the cast were cnarles 
Ncvins, Frank Kendrick, Charles Charters, Helen Russell, Grace 
Filkins, and Kate Bartlett. 

The next season opened Aug. 16, with a specialty company, in- 
cluding Mons. Aldow, Mile. Th^o, Sig. Mario Moro, the Natus- 
kies, Minnie Cunningham, Bros. Morani, Leonce, Mile. Lotta, 
Charles Chaplin, the Avolos, Jo Clemolo, and the Lady of the 
Sternheims, all of whom made their first appearance in America. 
There were also in the organization, but who had previously ap- 
peared in America. Henry Cazman. Lieut. Travis, the male 
member of the Sternheims (formerly of Stcrnheim and Salzer), 
and Maude Dranscombc. All these people appeared the same night 
at the Standard Theatre, under the same management, but this 
London scheme (of playing in two theatres the same night) was a 



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failure, as one night at the Standard Theatre proved. John W. 
Ransone joined the company Aug. 29. Neil Burgess reappeared 
with " The County Fair " Sept. 8. Hardee Kirkland retiied from 
the cast Nov. 10, and X)avid Towers played the part of Joel. A 
benefit to Tommy Russell was given afternoon Nov. 18. The 
performance began with the fourth act of " TJie County FairJ ' 
followed by a recitation by E. J. Henley. Louise (Jerrard sang, 
Ada Gray recited, and J. H. Stoddart, Maud Harrison, Mr. Tyler, 
Harry Woodruff, and H. HoUiday appeared in " Qn£_Taucix-fll 
Natute. " In "A <7^me of Card s," E. Jansell Wendell^ Alice 
Cleathe, and Greenville James (amateurs) appeared. Master 
Tommy acted as head usher. The run of " The County Fair " 
terminated March 2B, 1891. 

"Thnn -*^|^]^ J^nt " was produced March 30, for the first time on 
any stage. In the cast were Gustavus Levick, E. J. Henley. Max 
Freeman, John Glcndinning, Frank Lander, Alexis Markham, 
Frank Hatch. W. A. Brady, John Lonigan, George White, Maida 
Craigen, Marie Rene, Eleanor Barr)', Jessie Storey, Stella Drake, 
Louise Raymond, Jean Travillian, Eva Taylor, Kate Fisher, and 
Miss McDonald. On and after Wednesday, April 8, W. T. Doyle 
played Perkyns. Thos. W. Donnelly, who was to have played 
Perkyns in this drama, and was prevented by pneumonia, died 
April I. "XJM m Shalt Not" was acted until the evening of 
April 9, when the house was closed by order of the Mayor, who 
threatened to refuse a license to the house for another year if the 
pUy was continued. The house was closed evenings of Thursday 
and Friday, and was reopened Saturday night, April ri, with 
"The Two Orphans/' Kate Claxton and Mrs. McKee Rankin as 
the sisters, and C. A. Stevenson as the Chevalier. The engage- 
ment closed April 17. On Saturday afternoon, April 19, "Two 
of 3 K , inti " had its first representation, with this cast: 

Deacon Begg ..... Henri Lynn .Arabella Snarle 
Capl, Frost .... Tyrone Power Delia Snarle . 

Major Winter W. J. Shea .Maud Tripper 

Harry B<aufort . . Edwin Belknap Daisy Sweet . 

Tim S. K. Berry .Susan . . . 

Waller Mortimer McKim 

Stuart Robsnn, without W. H. Crane, began an engagement 
April 27 in " The Henrietta." The cast was: 

Watson Flint . . r,eo. D Madntyre 
Musgrave . . . John L. Wooderson 
Mrs. Cornelia Opdyke May Waldron 
Mrs. Rose Vanalntyne 

Kugenie Lindrrmao 

(Mrs. Ceo. Woodward) 

Agnes ....... Otivc May 

Lady Mary Trelawney . . Amy Busbjr 



Julia Elmore 

Annie D. Ware 

Rita Buchanan 

Eleanor Markclle 

. Kate Chester 



Nicholas Vanalslync 

Oeo. S. Woodward 
Dr. Parke Wainwrighi . E. J. Ritcliffe 
Nicholas Vanalstyne, Jr. 

Stanislaus Stange 
Bertie V.*nal»tyne . . Stuart Kobson 
Lord Trelawney . . Franltlyn Rcglid 
Rev. Murray Hilton . . J. t). Everham 



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Gertrude Conkling played Lady Mary evening May 13, for thai 
night only. John G. Saville acted Dr. Parke Wainwright from Mayj 
4 to the close of the engagement. A performance of "Jfa e Hcnri» J 
,etta," afternoon of May 28, was for the charity fund of the Confed 
crate Veteran Camp, of this city. Stuart Robson terminated bia 
engagement May 30, when the house closed for the season. 

*' A Nigh t's FrQ J ic " was acted for the first time in this cityJ 
June 10, and for that night only, and had this cast: Margaretj 
Vane, Helen Barry; Sophie Sedley, Mary Shaw; Nellie Stanton,] 
Lillie Vinton; Capl. Chandon, John H. Gilmour; Commodore 
Stanton, W. H. Thompson; Claude Dclmont, Robert Edeson;J 
John, Owen Neil; Stephen, Frank Russell; Oakley Sedley,j 
Owen Westford. A benefit was tendered to Robert A. Duncan 
and Lee Townsend Saturday evening, June 20. 

The theatre was reopened Aug. 24, 1891, with " The Blacli 
^laaqiie, " by F. R. Giles, which had this cast: 

Leon E. J. Henley 

Bardanals Myron Calice 

GonzaklD ..... Frank Lander 

Orlando Henri Lvnn 

Jocoao S. A. White 

Queen FortunetU . ■ Julm Arthur 
Babctte Duddie Douglas 

"Eight Bells " was presented for the first time in New York 
Sepf7 T^^^n the cast were Percy Kingsley, C. F. Herbert, Geo. 
W. Kerr. E. A. Kerr, Howard Powers, Tom Browne, Geo. Morti- 
mer, J. D. McCabe, K. A. Edwards, M. D. Johnson, Philip How- 
ard, K. W. Gregory, Ada Dare, Lizzie Hight, Dora Branscombe, 
Edith Hoyt, Hortcnse Dean, Mrs. Helcne Byrne, B. F. Thomas, 
John F. Byrne, James Byrne, Matthew Byrne, and Andrew Byrne. 
It proved to be the old farce, "ToJaJi b an d Back for_^s ." with 
acrobatic and other specialties thrown in. ^-^ 
■^ "The Cadi^" by "BiljL_il^," hacked by Stuart Robson, was pre- 
scnted Sept. 21, for the first time in New York. The cast was: 
The Cadi, Thoa. Q. Seabrooke; Geo, Packenham, Eugene Moore; 
Silent Sage Hen, R. J. Dustan; Taylor Wellington, Francis Neil- 
son; Hop Lonfc, Charles T. Parsloe; Arnold J. Constable, Jay Wil- 
son; Croupy Daggett, Minnie Dupree; Arietta Kil^ore, Lizzie 
Hudson Collier; Dora Stanley, Ruth Carpenter: Helen French, 
Jennie Goldthwaite. Chas. T. Parsloe retired Sept. 24, and J. 
1 Wilson played the Chinaman that night. An entertainment of a 
(varied nature took place Sunday evening, Oct. 25. Jessie Bartlett 
Davis, H. C. Bamabee, Hughey Dougherty. Thos. Q. Seabrooke, 
Dot Parkhurst, and others appeared. Sunday evening, Nov. i, a 
benefit entertainment for the B. P. O- Elks was given. Thos. Q. 
Seabrooke, while dancing evening of Nov. 11, sprained his ankle. 



Anita Litliaa Ahord 

MutntaU .... Louise Courtney 
Trocaatus .... 'Wilham Muldooo 

Scarbuto Jake Kilraio 

Matteo Krnest Rocber 

Raddo Hugh Leooanl 



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which prevented him from appearing during the rest of the run of 
" Thi* radij i " which ended Nov. 19. His part was played by R. J. 
Dustan. R. D. Mac Lean and Marie Prcscott appeared Nov. 21 in 
" The Gladiator." "Antony and Cleopatra " was acted on alter- 
nate nights during the week. The MacLean-Prescott company con- 
tinued a second week, commencing Nov. 28, with the same two 
plays. 

The third and last week opened Jan. 4, 1892, with "The Mer- 
chant of Venice," repeated Jan. 6; "Othello," Jan. 5, Mr. MacLean 
as the Moor, Marie Prcscott as lago, Florence Malcolm as Desde- 
mona; Jan. 7, 8, and matinde Jan. 9, "Cleopatra." Mme. Mod- 
jeska acted Jan. 11 in "As You Like It;" Jan. 12-16, "Mary 
Stuart;" Jan. 13, " Countes3 Roudine " (first time in this city), with 
this cast : 



Llan» Modjeska 

Count SagenoH . . . John A. Lane 
Prince Morouoff . . T. B. Thnlberg 
Count Varensky . . . Howard Kyle 
Baron Karobine . . Rot>erl P. Carter 
Hector Jules Cluzcdi 



Servant Delaocy Barclay 

Princess Bodanka . . . Kate Meek 
Baroness Karobiue 

Mrs. Beaumont Smith 
Mme. d'Evey .... Edith Meek 



Jan. 14, "Measure for Measure;" Jan. 15, "Much Ado About 
Nothing;" matin(:e Jan. 16, "Camille;" evening Jan. 16, "Mar)' 
Stuart." 

Geo. W. Monroe appeared Jan. 25 in " Aunti Br iil^t's Haby," 
followed, Feb. t, by" QJDowd's Ngig^hnrs " The Agnes Hunt- 
ington opera company began an engagement Feb. 15 in " Cap t. 
Th6r|a gi" fo' the first time in this city. It had this cast; 

Thtfrise . - . Agnes II unlington 1 Marquis de Varsdeuil . Scott kussell 

Herrainc Millie Marsden ' Col. Sombrero . . Hallen Mostyn 

Marcellaine .... Kflie Chapuv Sargent La Tulipe • - • Sid Reeves 

Claudine Vinnie Cassefl , Vndebonceur . . . John W. Smiley 

Chambermaid. . . . Annetie May , Boulignac J. Hart 

Tancrede Eric Thorn'c , Canipasiro .... J. Wyn Nickels 

Philip Clinton Klder Nfajor de La Confreire . . Karl Atora 

Duvet Albart James ' An orderly .... Joaeph Scvero 

In consequence of Agnes Huntington having a sore throat, the 
house was closed Feb. 16, 17, 18, 19, and matinee Feb. 20. Agnes 
Huntington resumed evening of Feb. 20. " FauXJopea" was given 
Feb. 29. 

"T hg Tjts^ fi^ rgff " was seen Maich 7, for the first time here, 
and had this cast: Robert Millward. W. H. Thompson; Arthur 
Hemsley, Wm. Faversham ; Horace Diprose, Nelson Wheatcroft; 
Henry Farquhar, Gustave P'rankel ; Rassett Doyle, Frederick Perry; 
Wilson, Charles Collins; Gunter's Man, Alfred VV. I*almer; Mrs. 
Hemsley, Minnie Seligman ; Mrs. Becchman, Laura Booth Wood- 
hull ; Annette, Adelaide Stanhope. It was preceded by " Her FiraL 



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Love," with this cast: Rose Chcston, Ida Vernon; Carrie Cheston, 
Jane Stuart; Gordon White, Geo. Backus; Mary, Vida Croly. 

" A_ Modjirn Match " was produced March 14, and the cast was: 
Robert riunt, Nelson Wheatcroft; Jack Warren, Wm. Faversham; 
Geo. Synott, W. H. Thompson; Paul Manners, Geo. W. Leslie; 
Gerald Rankin, Geo. Backus; Cecil Norris, Fred Perry; Doctor 
Walters, Charles Appleton; Violet Hunt, Minnie Scligman; Mrs. 
Thompson, Ida Vernon ; Sue Thompson, Jane Stuart ; Eleanor 
Synott, Adelaide Stanhope; Alice Warren, Laura WoodhuU; 
Dorothy, Vida Croly. 

" Geoffrey ^idd jeto n " followed Thursday, March 3l» 1892, for 
the hrat lime in r^ew York, and had this cast: 



Mrs. Courtenay Middleton Ida Vernon 
" Harry" Middlcion . . Jane Stuart 
Mrs. Hatchett . Adelaide Sunhope 
Frau von Graiffe . . . Vida Croly 
Margaret Merritt Minnie ScHgman 

Courtenay Middlctoo . Charles Collins 
Geoffrey Middletoa. Nelson Wlieatcroit 



Bob. Middleton . 
Thomas Merritt . 
Thomas Merritt, Jr. 
Herr von Graiffe 
Manor bom . . 
Untie Ben . . . 
Servant . . . 



, Wm. Faversham 
. W. H. Thompson 
Geo. VV. Leslie 
. . Geo. Backus 
. Frederick Perry 
. Gustave Kraokel 
. Alfred W. Palmer 



"Spooks" was produced April 11, the cast of which was: 



Cynthia Burdock - Sarah McVicker 
Continue-in-Well-Doing Jones 

David P. Steele 
Kate Dullewilte . . . Rachel Booth 
Deacon Wisby . . . J.J.Coleman 

Hepbzibah May Tyrcit 

Celia Dickie Delaro 



Fletcher Bartlett . . Charles Dade 
Deliverance Pcabody 

Adelaide Thornton 
Thankful Larkin .... May Steele 

Clarissa Viola ^IcNeiil 

Keiire Tompkins . . . Gus Bums 



It was preceded by "The Holly Tree Inn." The cast was: 
Harry Walmers, Jr., Master Wallie Eddinger; Nora, Viola 
McNeill, Cobbs, J. J. Coleman; Capt. Walmers, Chas. Dade; 
Tom, Gus Burns; Mrs. Cobbs, Adelaide Thornton; Betty, May 
Steele, " f^ynthj a 's Lg^f ecs" was the original title of " Spoo ks. " 
The house was closed April 30 and May 2, 9, 16, except night of 
May 7, when a concert was given. J. M. Hill's connection with 
the theatre ceased in June, 1892. Richard Hill, his brother, took 
the theatre during the summer of 1892, just before J. M. Hilli 
failed, and managed it until A. Y. Pearson and Henry Greonwall 
obtained a five years' lease of it. 

The house reopened June 6, under the new management, with 
^ Hilliard as the star in " Th ^ Fabricator ." with the 
raiser" called " AdriftJ' whichhad this cast: 



Robert Hilliard 

. Edgar Norton 

Ctco Leslie 

J. Lewers 

Chas Nevins 



rostman . . 
Grace Andrew.s 
Mrs. Me-id . . 
Mrs. Howlett . 
Valet. . . . 



John F. WoUej 
Mav Calycff 

Mal>cl Bourne ' 
Mai>el Blair 
J Arthur 



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Julay Galyer is better known as May Gallagher. The cast of 
"labricator" was: 



Tobiaa Harry Brown 

Dick George W. Leslie 

Dennis J. H. Bunny 

Bouncer Aug. Cook 

Hammersclilager . J. L. Ottomeyer 
Dr. Hanson .... Chas. Xevins 



Wilber Edgar Norton 

Mrs. PilkingtOD .... Ida Vernon 

Lily Kathcrine Florence 

Kilty .... Ntllie Yale Nelson 

Rose Mav Galyer 

Jack Robert' Hilliard 



The house was closed suddenly Saturday night, June 11, and was 
reopened Aug. 1, for two weeks with " Patherland, " which had this 
cast: 



Herman Leopold . 
Henry Stanford . 
Digby Barnes . . 
Hans Veeder . . 
Otto WoUe . . 
Rudolph 



. C. A. Gardner 

. . Henry Lee 

Robt. Ferguson 

Barney Reynolds 

. W. H. Turner 

Ignace Conradi 



Rhoda Stanford . . . Emma Vaders 

Dorothea Marion May 

Charlotte Wagner . . . Ethel Grey 

Mctnic Baby Parker 

Rosa Mini Meister 

Lena ^'^ Schweitzer 

Gretchen Carrie Grauss 

Wllhelma Eltte Green 



I 



Ludwig Frank Grauss 

Mat Carl Hofer 

Cris George Meti 

Harry Lee withdrew from Ihe cast after Wednesday, Aug. 10, 
and Harry Vaughan acted Henry Stanford. 

The bouse, after being closed for one week, was reopened Aug. 
22, 1892. with the first performance on any stage of " A Kentucky 
XoloncL" the cast of which was: — — — -^■-.^^ 



Lias . . . 

Sam Rrit sides 
Joe Hritsides 
Sheriir . . 
Jailer . . 
Isom . . 
Mrs Osbury 
Ella Mayhcw 
Luielle Oabury 



J. K. Mortimer 

Harold Forsburg 

. Robert Allen 

. Harry Smiley 

Robert Duncan 

. Samuel Myers 

Florence Robinson 

. . Mary Morton 

Mrs. Sidney Drew 



Pemberton Osbury 
Bovd Savely . 
Philip Burwood . 
Buck Hcincman . 
Jack Gap 



McKee Rankin 

Frederick Bryton 

Sidney Drew 

Robert Fischer 
Harry C. Stanley 



I^rk Mose Clarence Handysldes 
Frederick Osbury . Henrv Woodruff 
Jim Britsides . . . Geo. ^. Robinson 
Captain Blue Geo. Sidney I 



Mr. and Mrs. Sidney Drew retired from the cast Sept. $, and 
were succeeded by Wm. G. Beach and Belle StoddarL The Lilli- 
putians, who made their American d<6but at Niblo's Garden, Sept. 
15, 1890, appeared here Sept. ig, in "Candj'," a spectacular musi- 
cal comedy. They closed their eng^g^ent Dec 10, and Mrs. 
James Brown Potter and Kyrle IJellew were seen Dec. 12, in 
"Th^rese Kaquin/' adapted from Kmile Zola's novel, for the first 
time in this city. The cast was: 



Laurent Kyrle Bellew 

Camilte Ma&on Mitchell 

Grivet John Ward 

Michattd Verncr Clarges 



Mme. Raquin 
Suzanne . . 
Th(?rdse Raquin 



. . . Ida Vernon 
. Perdila Hudspeth 
Mrs. Brown Potter 



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" jThe Crust of Society /' by Alexandre Dumas, followed Dec 
26, and had this cast: 



Oliver St. Aub\'n Joseph Hiworth 

Capl. Randill Korthcote 

Kdgar L. Dnvenport 
Cavendish Comyiu, Joseph £. Whiting 



Earl of Colchester . . Ham- St-Ma« 
Mrs. Eastlake Chapel Carrie Tumer| 
Mnt. F>nestine Echo, EHta Proctor Oti< 
Violet Desmond .... Jane Stuart 



Emma Stokes acted Mrs. Ernestine Echo Jan. 5, 6, 1S93, and 

^Katie Stokes (Mrs. John Stetson) appeared in the part afternoon 

'Jan. 7; " Capt. Heme, U. S. A. " was first acted in this city Jan. 

9, and the cast iv5s7 



Capt. Harry I.udlow 
Corporal UUir 
Inci de V'imey . 
May Heme . . 
Nanette Randolph 
Fudge .... 
Maoame Heme . 



Bcresford Webb 
Jas. Kearney 
. Dorothy Dene 
. . Lisle Leigh 
. Irene Everett 
Pauline Maitland 
. . Ida VemoQ 



Capl. Heme .... E. J. Henley 
Jeoffrey Colchester . Lawrence Hanley 
Thos JefiersOD Randolph 

Bert G. Clarke 
Laurence Fitch - . . Arthur Byron 
Philip de Bar ... C. F. Gibney 
Gen. Geo. A. Braytoo, W. J. Lonergan 
Sei^eant Caiey . . . John £. Ince 

During the pei^ormance of " Capt. He rng" night of Jan. 18, in 
the fencing scene in the first acT, Mr. TTc nicy's sword snapped in 
two and one of the pieces cut a deep flesh wound in Ida Vernon's 
forehead. The actress fainted and the curtain had to be lowered; 
but she partly recovered and finished her work for that evening. 
She did not appear at any of the succeeding performances, being 
confined to her residence as a result of her injuries. Jebnie Reif- 
farth took Miss Vernon's place. 

"f}iir (7-lub," was acted Saturday afternoon, Jan. 21, also all of 
the following week. This comedy was played at Wallack's 
Theatre during the season of 1878-79; " glorjan a" came here 
Jan. 30 for one week; *'JJhf;_|^^j^''''^ ^pp^ jintm ent," Feb. 13. 
Milton Nobles was the sKrKeb. 20, in "B ar Revenue Only ." 
In consequence of ill health A. Y. Pearson withdrew from the 
management of this theatre on March i, selling his interest in 
it to Henry Greenwall. 

Thomas VV. Kcene began a two weeks' engagement here March 
6 in "Richard III.," which was thus cast: 



Richan! Ill T. W. Keene Prince of Wales . 

Earl of Richmond Fonlc Hennig Duke of York 

Henry VI. . . Frederick Faulding Tyrrel .... 

Duke of Buckinj^ham, Frederick Vroora Queen Elisabeth 

Sir William Catesby. Thomas Eagleson Lady Anne . . 

Lord .Stanley .... Carl Ahrcndt Duchess of York 
Tressel .... Robert T. Haines 

"Richelieu" was acted March 13 and 18; "Louis XI.." March 
14; "Olhcllo," March 15-17; "Hamlet," March 16; "Merchant 
of Venice," matinee March 18. In " Louis XI." Mr. Keene played 



. Maude Dudley 

Hazel Regan 

- Robert Haight 

Henrietta V'aders 

. Maida Cratcen 

Sarah A. Baker 



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the King; in "Othello" Keene was the Moor; Frank Hennig, 
^ago; Fred Paulding, Cassio; Maida Craigen, Desdemona. In 
Hamlet" Keene was the Prince; Fred Paulding, Laertes; Carl 
hrendt, Polonius; Frank Hennig, the Ghost; and Maida Craigen, 
Ophelia. Ramsay Morris's company appeared March 20 in 
" loaeptL " an adaptation of " Fernand C. Noceur," with this cast: 



Felix Flutierby . . John Glendinning 
Horace nellingham . Harry Gvyneite 
Thomas OiadwcU - . . Reuben Fax 
Joseph PMuttcrby George Giddens 

Dick GIossop . Jameson Lee Finney 



Constance Kluttcrby . EUIe de Wolfe 
Amelia Chadwell . . Mary Penfield 
Mrs- Horace BclliDgham 

Mrs. E. J. Phillips 
Suaan Helen Stockwcll 



I On April 4 B. F. Keith received from the Courtlandt Palmer 

^^^state full possession of the theatre and a perfectly clear and flaw- 
^■ess lease, for a period of five years, all prior claims by other 
^R>ersons having been fully surrendered. There was a matinee 
^rpcrformance March 23 for the benefit of Fmma R. Steiner, the 
composer of "Flcurctte." J. H. Stoddart, Edward Hell, Walden 
Ramsay, Edward S. Abeles, and Maud Harrison presented "One 
Touch of Nature; " Helcne Lowell, Kate Quinn, and Delle Thorap- 
^■jon were seen in "Petticoat Perfidy;" F. Lc Men Sparks, Taylor. 
^I^nd B. R. Throckmorton, Misses Quinn, Alice Merritt, and Lowell 
' presented " IhC-TwtL Fuddi fo ots. " Miss Steiner was conductor of 
the orchestra. There were recitations by B. Russell Throckmor- 
ton, Kathr)'n Kidder, and Delle Thompson; songs by Sig. E. 
Campobello, Harry Pepper, William H. Rieger, and Catherine 
Linyard-Smeetser; a song and dance by Annie Lewis; harp solo 
by Angeline Allen; and three one-act plays were given. 

Mr. Keith took possession of the house Saturday night April 8, 
Walter Whiteside began an engagement April 10, making his New 
York d^but as Hamlet, with this cast: 



Hamlet . . 

Claudius . . 
Pulooius 

Laertes . . 

Horatio . . 

Ghost . . . 

Osric . . . 

RosencTuntz . 

GuiJdeitBtcrn . 
Marceltus 



Walter Whiteside 

Kdwin Ferry 

J. L. Saphore 

. John Sturgeon 

Frank L- Uavis 

. . Pope Cook 

James Young 

. Walter Vincent 

Frederick Meadow 

. Henry Hinton 



Bernardo . . 
First Actor . 
Second Actor 
First Gravedig 
Second Gravet 
Priest. . . . 
Gertrude . . 
Ophelia . . 
Actress . . 



. . . J. T. Searmont 

. . MurtoD Edmunds 

. Thomas Anthony 

jer . . . Harr)' Clyde 

igger . J. E. McGregor 

, . . Charles Oliver 

Constance Hamblin 

. . . Harriet Weems 

. . Martha Rudesill 



"Hamlet" was continued all the first week except April 14, 
when "Richelieu" was presented, with Whiteside in the title rfilc 
and Harriet Weems as Julie de Mortemar. "Hamlet" was re- 
peated April 17, 19, 21, and matinee April 22; "Richelieu," 
April 18, 20, 22; " Tiui-ErDliijjf_Society " was produced here April 
with this cast: 




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to the theatre was on Broadway. The house was built for Dion 
Boucicault, but legal difficulties and other delays prevented that 
, gentleman from ever having any share in its management. 

The Broadway front was concealed from view by a row of build- 
ings in front of it. The auditorium was divided into parquet, dress 
circle, and gallery. There were twelve private boxes, six on each 
side of the stage. The entire cost of the building itself was about 
$100,000. 

3o ucicauU_a nnounced the opening for the summer of 1873, and 
he ha3 a company engaged which included himself and wife (Agnes 
Robertson), Mr. and Mrs. McKee Rankin, and Edward Lamb. 
Postponement after postponement followed, and Mr. Boucicault 
finally severed his connection with the enterprise. The opening 
finally occurred on April 15, 1874, with William Stuart as man- 
ager, assisted by Charles Fechter as stage manager, with " Love!* 
[£tnaiicp," adapted by Fechter from a work of Count d'Avrigny 
[called " Lc Mcaccin des Enfants. " Fechter acted Dr. Karl in the 
(prologue and Hartreck in the drama, Edward Lamb was Shambear, 
Geraldine Stuart as Clarissa, J. B. Stud ley as Rocklane, and Dal- 
ton as Maube. It was played for the last time May 6, as the 
sheriff took possession of the property the following day. 

The house was reopened Sept. 16, with John T. Raymond as^ 
the star. " TheQ ^ ^ded A g^" was then producec for the first time 
in this city. It was announced that this was its first representa- 
tion on any stage. This was not correct, as the play was first 
acted at the California Theatre, San Francisco, Cal., early in 
1873, for the benefit of John T. Raymond. Mark Twain (Samuel 
Clemens) wrote the book, which was dramatized by George B. 
Dinsraore, of the San Francisco press. Shortly afterwards, by 
an arrangement made between them, Mark Twain secured the 
e.xclusive right to the play, and his name thereafter appeared as 
its author. The cast : 



Col. Mulberry Sellers, J. T. Rarmond 
Col. Gcorzc Selby . . Milncs Levick 
Clay Hawkins . . W. J. Ferguson 
Uncle Daniel . . John H. Humett 
District Attorney . Welsii Edwards 
Counsel for the Defence, John Maliliews 

John Peterson . . . Frank Laugtey 
oreman of Jury ... J. H. Keddy 



Laura Hawkina . 
Mrs. Si llAwkina 
Krnily Hawkins . 
Mrs. Co!. Sellers 
Si Hawkins . . 



Gertrude KcIIo^^e 
, Mrs T. Hind ' 
. Alice Clayton 
. Bella \Va(l.ice ; 

. . Sol Smith 



Jiidj;c Mr. Naylor 

Uifayelte Wm, Mack^ 

Sheriff Mr. Ableii 



The one hundredth performance of this drama occurred Dec. 23, 
and Mr. Raymond closed his engagement Jan. 9, 1875, with the 
one hundred and nineteenth performance, -'' 

On Jan. 11 Maurice Grau and C. A. Chizzola's French opera 
company appeared in " Le Voyage en Chine." M. Duplan. De 
Quercy (first appearance in America), Valaire, Clautaul, Victor, 



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Mile. Minelli, Mile. Guerxy, Blondet, ThwilUrd, and Davallo 
were in the cast; "La Fille de Madame Angot," with the Ameri- 
can ddbut o{ Bertha Girardin as Claircttc, was sung Jan. 21 ; 
"Girofl^-Girofla" had its first performance in New York Feb. 4, 
and the cast was: 



Girofltf-Girofla . . Coralic Geoffroy 
Manisquin .... Mile. Minnelfi 

Bolero M. Duplao 

Mourzouk M. de Quercy 



Aurore Mile. Kid 

Pedro Mile Dorel 

Faquita Mite. Vaadamc 

Chef de Piraiea . . . , M. Valter 



"Girofl^-Girofla" had its original production June 6, 1874, at 
the Opera Comique. Paris. 

'^ Grau & Chizzola's company closed March 20. Frank Mayo 
began an engaKcment here March 22, in " Davy Crock ett." and 
played until May i, when the season encied. un April 29 a 
matinee performance of "XUyyjCrockett *' was given for the Dan 
Bryant benefit fund. "Davy Croct^tT^ had this cast: 



Davy Crockett 
Eleanor VaughnD 
Maj. H. Royston 
Yonkcrs . . . 
Briggs .... 
BigDan . . . 
Oscar Crampton 
Neil Cramptoa . 
Parson Ainsworth 



Frank Mayo 
. . Rosa Rand 
. . H. Forsburg 
. . Mr. Louifi 
. . Mr. Cooke 
Harr>' Gwynette 
. . Ni. Haviland 
. . W. Southard 
. . J. Weaver 



Bob Crockett . Master Ruckinjjham 
Dame Crockett . . . Helen Coleman 

QuickAwttch Mr. James 

Watson Mr. licnrv 

Mabel Miss C. Leigh 

Maud Pearl Eytinge 

Little Sally .... Haiiie Naylor 
Trot Tootsey 



Emerson's minstrels occupied the house from May 31 until 
June 21. 

r'^he next season opened ScpL 26, 1875, with the Florences in 
" The Mighty Dollar . " for the first ^me on any stage. The cast 
was: 



Uardwell Slote . . . W. j. Florence 
Lord Clairngorm . . W. J. Ferguson 
Charley Krood .... Chas. Vlllcra 
Mrs. Oilflory , Mrs. W. J. Florence 
Lemattre Wallace Graat 



George Mr. Jenkins 

Clara Dart .... Maud Granj^er 
Col. Dart .... J. C Padnetl 
Koland Vance . . . . J. G. SavUle 
Ubby , Pearl Eytinge 



Annie Edmondson. Edith Osmond, Grant William, J. W. Bru- 
tonc, and Frank I-anglcy were also in the cast. 

Despite an interruption on the eighth night of their engage- 
ment, through the closing of the house by the sheriff on an at- 
tachment against them, the Florences reaped the benefits of a run 
of one hundred and four nights, and closed their engagement Fri- 

.y night, Dec. 17. 

Perhaps the greatest sensation brought forward in this theatre 
was the debut, on Saturday night, Dec. 18, of Ex-Mayor A. Oakey 
Hall as Wilmot Kierton in his own play, "Xll£_£nj£»ble," which 
had this casTi 



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Hester Minnie Doyle 

Clemcy .... Annie Edmondson 

Slevcy Marie Louise 

Trotty J. C. Padgett 

Wilmot Oakey Hall 

Timothy M. C. Daly 

John ..... Wm. J. Ferguson 

Rickctts C. T. Parsloe 

Adotphiu .... Harry Gwynette 

Austin G. R. Holmes 

Tipstaff J. A. Wilkes 



Etc Annie Wakemart 

Susan Miss C. Leigh 

l^^figy ■ • • Miss J. C. Rodamma 

SiUs John Dillon 

Frank Cyril tiearle 

Reuben T. J. Htnd 

Count . . . Geo. Vinin^ Bowers 

Knouibcr W. Scallan 

De Gcx J. C. Parker 

Clerk M.Wilton 

Tipstaff C. A. Montrose 



W. C. Franklin, W. A. Rouse. C. Clarence, G. W. Murray, J. W. 
Brutone, C Rosene, C. Parsloe, and H. B. Cutter were members 
of the jury. A. Oakey Hall took his farewell of the stage Jan. 
8, 1876. ^ 

Light comedy, vaudeville, and farce occupied the stage from 
Jan. 10 to Jan. iS. when the house closed abruptly. John Dillon 
was the star in " The W^jnw Hun t " when the theatre reopened 
again Jan. iS, introducing Kate~Livingston, Maud Granger, May 
Stuart. W. J. Ferguson, and Frank Langley; also "My Turn 
Next " was given the same night, with John Dillon, Chas. Pars- 
loe, Harry Gwynette, J. W. Brutone, Pearl Eytinge, Kate Living- 
ston, and Annie Edmondson, closing with "Fun JfLa Jur y Room ;" 
Feb. 17, "My Turn Next/' "A Pretty Piece ofT5usTne'ss,'*"and 
"Jones' Baby." The theatre was reopened Feb. 16, with a 
comedy called "Brass." Geo. ^ajKC^^Rowc acted Waifton 
Stray, J. C. Padgett as Admiral Hawker, and J. H. Redding as 
Tom Masham. There were also in the cast Rose Wood (first ap- 
pearance in New York), Geo. Vining Bowers, Chas. Norris, W. 
G. Coggswell, Rose Lisle, Marie Louise, Mr. and Mrs. J. W. 
Brutone, Lewis Morrison, Cyril Searle, J. P. Cooke, and Chas. 
Rosene. 

** Brass " was withdrawn May 22, after its one hundredth per- 
formance, and was followed by "Uncl e, Tom's Cab in," for a sum- 
mer season. Mr. and Mrs. G. C. Howartf acted 'their original 
parts of St. Clair and Topsy, Bijou Heron was Eva. George 
Kunkel as Uncle Tom, and the Georgia Jubilee singers. They 
played three weeks. Joseph Murphy opened June 10, in "Kerry 
Gow," by Fred Marsden, its first performance in this city. May 
Nunez, Annie Mortimer, J. C. Padgett, J. \V. Brutone, Chas. 
Rosene, W. G. Cogswell, and Joseph A. Wilkes in the cast. 
This was the attraction for three weeks. The theatre closed July 
1. On July 4 Rose and Harry Watkins acted " Troyden_Down " 
matinee and evening. Hart Jackson opened the regular season as 
manager, Sept. i-S, with "Clo uds J' for the first time in this city. 
The cast was : 

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Ella Randall . 
Mrs. Malvernon 
Wm. Winberty 
Stella Gordon 
Matilda . . 
Fred .... 



Annie Edmondson 

Isabel Herman 

A. n. Bradley 

. , Rose Wood 

Mrs. A. F. Baker 

. . . J. B. Polk 



Dr. McLean . - . . J- W. Brutone 

Cora Ida Jeffreys 

Eola May Gallagher 

Waller W. G. CoRawcll 

Ralph Cyril Searle 

Billy J. C. Padgeit 



Annie Edmondson is now Mrs. Fred. B. Warde. 

"Clouds" was withdrawn Oct. 16. for "Sweethearts" and "Tom 
CobfiTT'niioth by W. S. Gilbert. "Adam and Eve," an adaptation 
in one act. was done Oct. 30. It was a sketch with the same sauce 
of pleasantry as " Forbidden Fruit " This bill continued until 
Nov. 1 1. " 

" The Crabbed Age ," from the French, was to have followed 
Nov'^T3, byJ.'H. Atwater, but the illness of that actor caused a 
postponement, and the house was closed, and reopened as " Abbey's 
New Park Theatre." 

Henry E. Abbey became the next manager of this house, which 
he called "Abbey's New Park Theatre." He opened Nov. 27, 
1876, — Lotta, who backed him 6nancially, appearing as the star 
attraction. Lotta made her first appearance in New York in three 
years, in " .Muzette." W. G. Cogswell, Thomas Whiflfcn, Thomas 
E. Morris, Annie Edmondson, John Carroll, P. A. Anderson, Bel- 
vil Ryan, Sara Stevens, and Mrs, D. Vanderen were in the cast. 
Dec. 18 Lotta was seen as " Little Kell and the M arp h ioqcfes/' 
W. H. Crane as Dick SwivcUer, P. A. Anderson as Quiip, John 
Carroll as Grandfather Trent, Harold Korsberg as Samson Brass, 
and Mrs. Vanderen as Sally Brass. Runnells, Murray, and Clif- 
ford, gymnasts, appeared in the play. ' ^_Zij3. or Point Lynd e 
Light," was acted Jan. 8, 1877. Lotta closed her engagement 
janT 13. Charles R. Thorne, Jr., William E. Sheridan, Peakes, 
Fanny Morant (first appearance here), Katharine Rogers, Roberta 
Norwood, Maud Harrison, Mrs. M. A. Farren, and Stuart Robson 
(first appearance here) acted "The Marble Heart" Jan. 15; "Jjed 
^A stra y," Jan. 22, 23; " The Guncva Cros s." Jan. 24, and the rest 
oTtheweek. 

" "Our Boardi ng House" had its first representation in this city 
Jan. 31, and was wTtlidrawn April 28. The cast was: 



Joseph Fiorelti . . W. E. Sheridan 
Prof. Gregarious Gillypod, 

Stuart Robson 
Col. M. T. Elerator 
Walter Dalrymple 



Mathew Eligible . 
, Clarence Dexter . 
i The Letter Carrier 
1 Beatrice Mannheim 
\^argaret Ualrymplc. 



W. H. Crane 

A. H. Sluart 

John W. Carroll 

Harry Little 

. F. E. Umb 

Maud Harrison 

Virginia Buchanan 



Maria Colville, 
Violet Eligible 
Annie Colville 
Dr. Shouter 
Jaclt Hardy 
Tim . . 
Alonzo . 
Florence 
Miss Nash , 
Betty . 
Eugonio 



Alexina Fisher Baker 
. . Minnie Doyle 
. . Meta Bartlett 
. Thos. E. Morris 
. W. G. Cogswell 
. . John F. Cooke 
Joseph P. Wilkes 
. Allie Dorrin;:ton 
. . . Ella Ilurd 
Roberta Norwood 
. Master Uogardus 



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This was the commencement of the copartnership of Robson 
and Crane; after the close of this engagement they continued to- 
gether until May i8, 1889, when they played far the last time as 
partners at the Star Theatre, this city, in " The Henrietta ." 

In an interview with Mr. Crane, at the cfose of his Star Theatre 
engagement he said: 

My first meetinc; with Robson was a peculiar one. The air was full of law- 
suits. For several days we did not speak to each other. The circumstances 
were these: Mr. Abbey had accepted **Our Iloartling House," and had engaged 
me tu ptay the leading comedy pan of liittypod. One day while playicg at 
Boston, preparatory to Abbey's season, I received word from him, askmg me 
to play M. T- Elevator, the second comedy part, and that Robson would play 
Giltypod. 1 telegraphed immediately that 1 wouM hold him to his contract. I 
consulted a lawyer, and he told me that I could refuse to ptay the part, and 
collect salary. I came to New York, and fmally agreed to play the part, under 
protest, resen'ing all my legal rights. I did this because I discovered that 
Sir- Abbey had been forced into accepting Mr. Robson. Abbey was then in 
very- low water, aud had been compelled to make some kind of a deal with A- M. 
Calmer. Well, we started in with the rehearsals, Mr. Robson taking what 1 
considered my part. For several days the onJy speeches we exchanged were 
those set down by the author of the play. Fmally, however, I became interested 
in the part of Elevator, and thought I would do what 1 could with it. Then I 
went to Robson. I told him I was " dead sore,' a.1 I had been originally en- 
gaged for Giltypod. He said he had heard of it, and, if he had known it soon 
enough, he would not have accepted any such engagement. However, I agreed 
(o let the matter go, and told htm it was necessary for the success of both our 
parts that we should work together. He said he knew it, and, from thai timci 
only a few days before the first performance, we began to develop our parts. 
We exchanged suggestions, worked in gags acd made things hum generally. I 
had no chance in the last act, and I told the author, Leonard Grover. that he 
would have to give me an entrance so that, at lca.<it, I should not be forgotten. 
After some persuasion he agreed to do so. I told him the speech I wanted him 
~,lo write. 1 had my own idea about a scene in the last act, and all 1 wanted was 
■to gel my nose on the stag*?. VVell, Grover gave mc the speech- It was leas 
jflian a minute long. Then I went to Maud Harrison, who was playing Mrs. 
I Mannheim, and told her what 1 wanted to do. She was very nice about it, and 
jagreed that I should go ahead and work out mv idea. The night came, and I 
nvent on in the last act. Instead of Grover's tittle speech. I had one alxiut a 
[yard long. And how it did go ! The audience went into spasms. The result 

Iusiificd everything 1 had done But Grover. you may be sure, was wild- "Our 
Joarding House" continued for twelve weeks, and at the end of that time the 
[Kohson and Crane partnership was formed. We tried to buy "Our Boarding 
House" when the partnership was started, and offered Grover $20,000 for it. 
But he would not sell, and Liter on we were able to get it for $1,200. We held 
it for a time and then disposed of it for f6oa. 

"'^"T Bflar'^'"r Hnng<^" closed April 26, and John T. Raymond 
began an engagement April 29 in " The Gild ed Age," prior to his 
sailing for Europe. He acted Col. Sellers in '*Tfie Gilded Age; " 
Marie Gordon {Mrs. Raymond) was L^ura Hawkins, and Charles 
W. Couldock. Joseph E. Whiting, Frank Evans, J. Burnett. VVm. 
Cullington, Mrs. Alcxina Fisher Haker, and Mrs. Chas. Peters 
were also in the cast. The season closed May 19. 



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A summer term commenced July 16, with "Baby," a farce pur- 
chased in Europe by Thomas H. Macdonough. It had this cast: 



Howard St. Paul . . W. H. BaUey 
Mrs. Hovratd St. Paul 

Mrs. Chas. Hoote 
Willie St. Paul . . Edwin F. Thornc 
May Grafton . . . Stella Doni(acc 
Oliver Magnus . Geo. Uoniface^Sen. 



Mrs. Oliver Magnus Kxte Newton 
Susan ■ • . Mrs. Frank Murdock 
Mmc. Aurelia .... Linda Dicli 
Tracy Coach . . . W. J. Le Moyne 
Young Atkins Harry Lee 



It ran until Aug. 76, when the season closed. 

E. A. Sothern opcnud here Sept. 3. with " The Crushed Tra- 
c^ian " (first time here), an adaptation of BjTon s " Pro mpter's 
""BoxT" Russell Bassett was Frank Bristowe, Henry Crisp was 
Ernest Glendenning, and Ida B. Savory, Florence. Geo. F. 
Devere, Geo. Holland, Wm. Cutlington, H. S. Curlcy, Nellie 
Mortimer, and Julia Chapman were also in the cast. On Oct. 
22 it was reconstructed and ran until Nov. 20, when "IbC-Hflin^t's 
Ne^ " was produced, with this cast : 



Sidney Spoonbill . . . £. A. Sothern 

Frederick H. Crisp 

Bingham ...... Fred Percy 

Drone Ceo. Holland 

Gen. Bloss .... Ku&»el[ Uasxett 
Drummer .... W. H. Wallace 
Straight Tippc . 
Mrs. Mandrake . 



Mrs. McTab . Mrs. Harry Chapman 
H:iII Marks . . . Geo. K. Devere 

Bulbs Wm. Cullington 

Dollop H. C. Curlcv 

Cramp C. W. Parker 

Carry Ida Savory 

W. H. L^tellljanc Rose Wilson 

Nellie Mortimer 



The Park Theatre company, with Mr. Sothern, left Jersey City, 
Oct. 24, at 9 o'clock, A. M., for Philadelphia, by the Hound Brook 
route, arriving there at 10.39^, making the trip in 99^^ minutes. 
They performed at the Walnut Street Theatre for the bene6t of 
the widow of Edwin Adams. " The Cjusl^^ Trag edian " and 
"Nan the Good for Ncthing" was the bill. 

The curtain rose at i2 m. and the performances clcsed at 
3.05 p. M. The company left for New York at 4.50, arriving at 
6 o'clock P. M., and performed that night in the Park Theatre. 

The company of the Park Theatre, under the management of 
Henry E. Abbey, with E. A. Sothern as the star, left the Grand 
Central Depot at 11.35 •*• *••. o" Oct. 30, for Boston, Mass., to 
perform at the Boston Theatre on the following day, at a benefit 
given for the widow of Edwin Adams. The train arrived at the 
Summer Street station Oct. 31 at 9.50 a. m., being one hour and 
fifty minutes behind time. One cause of the delay was Senator 
Blaine of Maine, who, quite ill, was on his way home in Tora 
Scott's private car. which it was intended to attach to the train; 
but the coupling would not fit, and it was found necessary to make 
alterations which consumed much time. On arriving at Boston 



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the entire party proceeded in carriages to the Boston Theatre. 
At 10. 30 A. H. , the curtain was rung up for the performance of 
"Th/^ rni*<^^^ Trop^riif^M " ap(] the 6nal curtain fell at 12.45 ^- ^^ 
The party then took carriages for the depot, and at 1.04 i'. m. the 
train left for this city, where it arrived at 6.48 c. m. The railroad 
distance travelled each way was two hundred and fourteen miles. 
Mr. Sothem and the company performed the same piece at the 
Park Theatre that night, commencing at the usual hour. It will 
be seen that two performances of "The Crushed Tragedian" — 
one of them in a city two hundred and fourteen miles distant^ 
were given by the same company within twenty-four hours. 

" Our American Cousin " was revived Dec 3, with Lizzie 
McCall as Mary Meredith, Josie Bacheldcr as Augusta, H. Crisp 
as Asa Trenchard, Sothem as Lord Dundreary, and Geo. Holland 
as Binney. *' David Garrick" and "A Regular Fix" were pro- 
duced on Dec. 26, and Mr. Sothem closed Jan. 5, 1878. 

John T. Raymond acted " ^pl. S^jQers " the week of Jan. 7, with 
Lillie Eldridge. J. G. SaviUe. John Clinton Hall. W. H. Bailey. 
VVm. Lytell, and Sydney Cowell in the company. The one thou- 
sandth performance was announced for Jan. 1 1. " Risks, or Insure 
Your Life. " was a new play, produced by Mr. Raymond Jan. 14. 
In the cast were Minnie Palmer, Lillie Eldridge, Sydney Cowcll, 
Agnes Elliott (now Mrs. John Keller), Florence Noble, Marion 
Taylor, W. J. Le Moyne, and Master Kelly. He closed Feb. 2. 

"Baljy" was revived Feb. 4, with J. B. Polk, Minnie Palmer, 
Gea Giddens, Gabrielle du Sauld, and Annie Wakeman in the 
cast. "Cha|ppayn e and Oysters." by J.^\V;_Shannon, was pro- 
duced Feb. 13. James Lewis (first appearance here), Bcnj. 
Maginley (first appearance here), Maud Granger, Minnie Palmer, 
and Gabrielle du Sauld were in the cast. 

Robson and Crane produced, Feb. 25, for the first time in New 
York, "Qur Bachelors ." with this cast : 

Bachelor Bangles ■ ■ Stu.irt Robson Doctor Bruce 

Kdvrard Waring . . . Edwin Thornc Muldoon 

Mrs. Eve Clinton - ■ Maud Granger Snug . . 

Mrs. MouBcr ■ Alexina Fisher llakcr Bella . . . 

Kitty Annie Wakeman Clara . . 

Judge Fowler . . . . W. H. Crane 

_ine and Ousters" was again done April S, 9; "Qv 

Alderm an, by 7-_P- Ru nnion. was first acted here April 10, with 
W. J. Le Moyne as Birney, and T. G. Riggs as O'Malley, This"^ 
was followed, April 24, by "XhO-Bifi Honanza," thus cast: 



. . Frank Evans 
. . T. G. Riggs 
. Wm. CullinKton 
Mrs Edwin Thornc 
. . Alicia KobNon 



Prof. Cadwallader . 

Jonathan Cadwallader 
ack Lymer . . . 
Eugenie 



. James Lewis 
. Ben Magintey 
. j. C. Saville 
Sydney Cowell 



Bob Riiyglcs . . . . E. F. Thorne 

t)c Hans Fred Percy 

Virgie Jennie .Murdock 

Nelly . . . Mrs. Harry Chapman 



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Kate Singleton was also in the capt. 

W. W. Tillotson, the treasurer of the theatre, t^ok a benefit 
April 25, and the programnpc was: "Slasher and Crasher," with 
James Lewis and Ben Maginley; "The Marble Heart," Geo. 
Clarke as Raphael, E. K. Thorne as Volage. and Agnes Booth as 
Marco; "Othello" (third act). John E. McCullough as Othello. 
Joseph Wheclock as lago, Maud Granger as Desderoona, Mme. 
Ponisi as Emilia; Joseph K. Emmet in " The New Eritz, " and 
John Brougham in " His Last Legs ." The season closed May 2, 
with " The Big Bonanza/ ' 

A sumnrer term confroehced May 3 by the Marie Aim^e French 
company in "La Marjolaine;" May 6 " La Vie Parisicnnc" was 
sung; May 7, and matinee May 11, "Girofl^-Girofla;" May 8, 
"La Jolie Parfumeuse;" May 9, 24, "La Fille de Mme. Angot;" 
May 10, "La Perichole;" May n. 23, "La Vie Parisicnnc;" 
May 13, 14, 15, and matinee May 18, 21. " Les Cloches de Come- 
ville;" May 16, "La Grande Duchesse;" May 17, "Les Cents 
Vierges;" May 18, "Les Dragons de Villars;" May 20, "Barbe 
Bleue;" May 22. "La Belle H£l£ne;" matinee May 25. "La 
Perichole." 

The Lingards opened May 27 in "Sweethearts," Fred Warde 
as Harry Spreadbrow, Charles Leclercq as Wilco.x, Helen Vincent 
as Ruth, and Alice Dunning (Lingard) as Jenny Northcott. " Mr. 
and Mrs. Peter White " was the afterpiece, and between the plays 
W. H orace Lin gard gave his sketches. 

" Our Boys was produced June 12, for the first lime in New 
York, in its original state as written by H. J. BjTon, and acted 
by permission of Aug.^^aly, who held the American right of its 
production. Mr. Lingard acted Perkyn Middlewick. On July 
I "Xit-fcc2ai" was played by the Lingards. The season closed 
July 6. 
^ The theatre was reopened Aug. 31, 1878, with the first produc- 
tion in this city of two plays by Bronson Howard, called "Q|d^ 
Love Letters " and " Hurricane s." The cast of the first was: 
Florence~Brownlee, Agnes Booth ; Hon. Edward Warburton, 
Joseph E. Whiting. 

The cast of " Hurricane s " was : 



Lucy Batterson . . . Aj^es Booth 
Mrs. Gen. Comptoo Mrs. Louise .Allen 
BUncbe .... Minnie Palmer 

Jolia Alicia Kobson 

Gen. Partridge Compton 

Frank Hardeabergh 



Jack James Lewis 

Frederic Frank Sanger 

Mrs. Stonehenge Tuttle 

.Mrs. G. H.Gilbert 
Mrs. McNanura . . Sydney Cowcll 
Cutter \Vm. Culllngton 



J. W. Shannon's translation from the German. " Bouquets and 
DrobshellsT^'as first acted Oct i, and had this cast : 



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Capi. Victor Violet . . Geo. Clarke Horatio Softly . . . James Lewis 

Col. Sir John Lynit, Serg. O'Reilly ... W. F. Owen 

Frank Hardenbergh John Fuss J- P- Cooke 

Viscount Gowetski . . Frank Sanj^er Lady Sophia .... A||;nes Booth 

Peter Jenkins . . - Wm. Cullington Ladv Belling .... Louise Allen 

Lady Violet . . Mrs. G. H. Gilbert Susan Duck . . . Sydney Cowell 

Josephine Lynx . . Minnie Palmer 

This was the first appearance at this theatre of Geo. Clarke and 
W. K. Owen. 

On Oct. 15, 16, 17, and matinee Oct. 19, " Baby " and " Old Lov e 
letter s " were given; Oct. 18, 19. "Xiurricanes" and "QlsLipve 
L^t^ rs ; " Oct. 2r, 22. 23, "JihaSBpafine and Oysters; " Oct. 24, 25, 
"TTaBy " and " Old Love Letters." There was no matinee Oct. 26. ^ 

Lotta reappeared here Oct. 26, in Olj ye L ogan's " ^_Cigale," cast 
thus: 



Lotta 



La Cigalc / 

Lelio de Latour $ ' ' ' 

Marignan Ed. Marble 

Michu W. F. Wallia 

Filoche Fred Percv 

Tourlot J. P. Cook'e 

Count de Hoppc . . W. H. Wallis 
Edgar .... Clement Bainbridge 



Carcasonnc . - 
Hi Hi. Hercules . 
Donald MacDonald 
Countess . ■ Mrs. 

Legs 

Adele .... 
No. 6 ... . 
No. 7 .... 



. Harry Josephs 
. H. B. Bradley 
P. A- Anderson 
Geo, C. Boniface 
. Master Cooke 
Julia Hanchott 
. Minnie Doyle 
. Miss Cameron 



No matini-es were given during Lotta's engagement. 

"The Comedy of Errors" was produced Nov. 25, with Stuart 
Robson as Dromio of Syracuse, and Crane as Dromio of Ephesus, 
preceded by *' Qne Touch of Natu re" for a few nights, C. W. Coul- 
dock playing Penholder. 

Samuel Colvillc's burlesque company commenced Dec. 23, in 
"Iiabe5_iu_tlifi^'ood," with Mt.ss Emme Rouscau the star. They 
closed Jan. 18. 1879, and were followed Jan. 20 by John £. Owens J 
in " Dotj" with this cast : / 

Tackleton J. C. Padgett 

Bertha Sara Stevens 

Edwin H. S. Duffijid 

Dot Minnie Palmer 



Caleb Plummer 
John Pcerybingle 
May Fielding . 
Mrs. Fielding . 
TOly Slowboy 



John E. Owens 

. C. W. Couldock 

. Josephine Baker 

Mrs. J. VV. Brulone 

. . Ada Gilman 



On Feb. 3 Mr. Owens acted in "The Victims" and "Solon 
Shingle." ' 

" engaged," by W. S. Gilbert, was produced Feb. 17. and ran 
until May 4. The cast was : 



Cheviot Hill .... ^ames Lewis 

Minnie Minnie Palm*r 

BtfWawney . . . Joseph E. Whiting 
Mr. Symperson ... W. F. Owen 
Major Macgillicuddy Wm. CuUington 



Aneus Macalister T. G. Rl^gs 

Belinda Treherne . . Agnes Booth 
Mrs. .MacFarland Mrs. G. H. Gilbert 
Maggie ...... Sydney Cowell 

Parker Marie Chester 



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A matinee of " Engaged " was given March 20, and the season 
closed May 3 with the same comedy. 

Marie Chester retired from the stage, and for some time has been 
living in New Rochelle, N. Y,. the wife of a Mr. Ross, real estate 
agent 

Marie Aimi^e appeared May 5 in " Le Petit Due." The first repre- 
sentation in America of '* Mme. Fa van " occurred May 12. Mile. 
Aira^e closed her engagement May 31. 

The house was next rented for one week by Marion Darcy, and 
was opened Aug. 25, 1879, with " A Living Statue/ ' which bad this 
cast: 



Noemi Keller . . 
Count Paul . . 
Lucian David . . 
Marquis Tourbulu 
Fcl^giu Adriaui . 
Mr. Silvester 



Marion Darcv 
. Joacpli Wheelocfc 
. . Harry Dallon 
. . . T. J. Hind 
B. T. Rinirgold 
. W. A. Whiiccar 



Lucy Eleanor Keed 



Father Anselmo ... L. F. Rand 

Victor W. G. Regnier 

Enninie .... Stella Congdon 

Frasaed Meroe Charles 

Susanne Eva Ganick 

Eugenie Joale Wllmere 



Miss Darcy has since appeared on the stage as Marie Acosta. 

E. A. Sothern returned here Sept. 8. as Dundreary, in " Hrother 
Sam ." In the cast were Percy Corapton, W. Blakeley, and Julia 
Stuart, who made their American debut. 

Edward M. Sothern, now one of the most popular actors in Amer- 
ica, and the second son of the Sothern who made Lord Dundreary 
famous, first appeared on any stage at this house, acting the Cab- 
man in " jir other Sam ." He afterwards joined the slock company 
of the Boslon MuseuHi. where he remained for three months. Dur- 
ing the season of 1880-81 he returned to England with his father. 
When John E, McCullough was in Europe he engaged young 
Sothern for his American tour, at the close of which he returned 
to England, where he remained for two seasons. He returned to 
America in Aug., 1883. and travelled with John E. McCullough 
throughout the season 1883-84- He next appeared at the Union 
Square Theatre* in " .Tb^ Fatal Lette r." May 26, 1884. he starred 
in a farce called "\Vh"aS ar^'^T^jy^""^'"^ <**^ Star Theatre, and after- 
wards appeared at Wallack's Theatre in " Nile's Fir st." He was 
seen at the Star Theatre, with Helen Dauvray, April 27, 1885. in 
"Jjlona." The following year he made his first appearance at the 
Lyceum Theatre, as Captain Gregory, in " One of Our Girls." 

E. A. Sothern acted "TbeXruahcd-Tragfidian." Sept. 22; "Our 
American Cousin." Oct. 8 ; " David Garrick " and " A Regular Fix." 
Oct. 20. Joseph K. Emmet followed E, A. Sothern Nov. 3, 
and played for eight weeks in " ^rilz^Jnlreland. o r the Hell- 
jinger of the Rhine, and the Love oT the Shamrock? '" which had 
tElscisFi " 



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Lawyer PrifEjpis • 
Baron Hertforl 
C2pta.in Hercules 
Lord Seaton . . 
Patrick Blackeye 
Master Herbert . 
Louisa Hertfort ■ 
Lady Amelia . . 



. . John MacJcay 
. • , J; H. Rennie 

William Carlton 
. . Chrystie Miller 
. . . j. O. Burk 
Little Annie Rennie 
. . Emily Baker 

Lenore Uigelow 



Mme. Scliultz . 
Judy Callahan 
Lena Schuliz . 
Fritz Schultz . 
Spoldger 
Chas. Seaion 



Louisa Watson 

. Tillie McHenry 

Little Annie Rennie 

. . J. K. Emmet 

. . J. H. Rennie 

Oliver Doud i 



*rhos. Goldfinger . . . J. H. Ryan 



On Dec. 29, 1879. Bartley Campbell's "XaJI Jax, or Life in the 
Sunny Sou th." was seen for the first time in this city, and was tnus 

castT 



Edwin Fairfax 
Dr. Guv Gaylord 
James Marn'gold 
Webster Winne . 
WiUie Wagstaff . 
Diana Donie 
Susanne Dorsle • 



Joseph E. Whiting 
Fred Robinson 
. Louis F. Barrett 
W. J. Fcrpuson 
. . Alfred Selwyn 
. . Sydney Cowell 
Mrs. G. H. Gilbert 



Uncle Ben . . . . W. F. Owen 

Moses Wm. Cullington 

Sheriff Fred E. Bond 

Mm. Marrigotd . . . Agnes Booth 

Tibbetta Marie Chester 

V'irgie Effie Barrett 



A matinee of" Fairfax" was given Jan. 22, 1880, and it was acted 
for the last time at the matinee Jan. 31. In the evening, " The 
Wedding March," adapted by W. S. Gilbert from " Le Chapeau 
Pallle d'ltalie" of Labiche, was given, with this cast: 



Woodpecker Tapping, W. F. Burroughs 
DukeofTurnipiopshire, W.J. Ferguson 



Major-Gen. Bunthunder 
Cousin Foodie ■ ■ ■ 
Anna Maria Poppytop . 
Sophie Crackthorpe 
Lenora Bunthunder ■ 



Jas. Dunn 
Alfred Selwyn 
Marie Chester 
Marion Booth 
Agnes Elliott 



Lady Popton . . Maude A. Mowbray 



Poppytop Jaa. Lewii 

Uncle PoiMddy ... W. F. Owen 
Capt. Bapp . . . . J. H. Hazleton 

Cripps W. Cullington 

Wilkinson Geo. Williams 

Jackson ■ ■ . 
Marchioness . . 
Patty Florence Roberta 



. j. F. Brennan 
. Rachel Sanger 



This was the first appearance this season of James I>cwis, James 
Dunn, and Agnes Elliott; also the d^but at this theatre of J. H. 
Hazleton, J. F. Brennan, Maude Mowbray, and Marion Booth. The 
" Wedding March" was preceded by " Sweethearts," with this cast : 
Harry Spreadbrow (his first appearance at this theatre). W. F. 
Burroughs; Wilcox, Wm. Cullington ; Jenny Northcott (first appear- 
ance in New York). Rachel Sanger; Ruth, Miss Roberts. This 
bill continued for two weeks, followed Feb. 16 by " Engaged." 

Byron's comedy. "Chawlcs, or A Fool and His Money," was first 
acted Feb. 24, and kept the stage for four weeks. " Charnpagn e and 
Qystf rA." h y Joseph Shannon, was revived Friday, March 19, and 
continued until Faster Monday, March 29, when Lotta appeared in 
'i Xbe Little Detective ." and continued until April 25. Denman 
Thompson began an engagement April 26 as Joshua Whitcomb, 
and closed June 12. This terminated the season. 

The theatre was reopened Aug. 23, by Sol Smith Russell in 



202 A HISTORY OF THE NEW YORK STAGE C""** 



" ^fngwonil pnllta" produced for the first time in New York, 
had this cast : 



It 



Tom Dillowav . . Sol Smith Russell Hulda Hardwicke - . Nellie Taylor 

Rev. Arthur Melville Chas. Rockwell Matilda Bales . . Jennie Whanon 

Deacon Absalom Hardwicke. Sol Smith Little Sylvia . . - . Belle Wharton 

Fosdick Skinner Walter I^ennox, Sen. Ferguson .... J. W. Lancrgan 

J. Adolphus GilsoD Wm. Warmiogton Fill Altamoot . . B. T. Rinji^old 

Faith Ilardwicke . Carrie McHeory Mr. Spfiogton . - - Harrv Davis 

PhccbcJaneHardvricke, Mrs. Sol Smith Wilson Z. WillUmson 

Annie Dilloway ■ . . Mattle Earle 

On Sept. 20 " Lawn Tenn is " was seen for the first time here, 
and the cast was :" "" ' 



Al^rnon Prout - 
Alfred Puddlfoot 
George Farteigh . 
Bella Stanley . . 
Laura Doll . . 



■ ■ John Howson 
. . Digby V. Bell 
J. C. Armand 
UlliaQ brooks-Bell 
. Adelaide Carleton 



Mrs. Doll .... Mrs. J. H. Rowe 
Captain Dowton .... Jas. Barton 

Datchett F. W. Lennox 

Mrs. CornwalHs .... Hetty Tracy 
Cicely Fay .... Marie Jansen 



Mrs. J. H. Rowe is better known as Georgie Dickson. In the 
second act of " LaatoTcnnis " an operettina, by B^ 1^ , Wo olf. en- 
titled " Djakh and I)jil['' ("Jack and Jill"), was introduced 

The house was closed Oct. 4. 5, and reopened Oct. 6, with "_A 
.Bafl|ed_BMUt^." for the first time on any stage. In this Rose 
Eytinge appeared as the Duchess. There were also in the cast: 
Edwin Cleary. J. R. Grismer, Gabrietle du Sauld, Mark Pendleton, 
Harry Courtaine, J. G. Saville, Barton Hill, Ellie Wilton, and Jose- 
phine Baker (now Mrs. John Drew). It was acted for the last lime 
Oct. 25. 

Clara Morris appeared here Oct. 26 in " Alixe," with Mrs. Emily 
Thome Chamberlain in her support. " Article 47" was played 
Nov, I and all the week (except Saturday matinee), when Clara 
Morris closed her engagement. 

A drama called " Tl ie Legion of Hon or," by Samuel VV»,£i£|xy, 
was produced here Nov. 9. The original title of this play was 
** Dejfimion." During the rehearsal it was learned that another 
play, byMaurice Barrymore, was in preparation at Wallack's The- 
atre, and the similarity between the plots of the two dramas was so 
great as to excite comment. A conference was held by all the per- 
sons interested, and by comparing the manuscripts it became evident 
that both had been derived from the one source. Mr. Wallack de- 
cided not to give Mr. Barrymore's. 

Mr. Piercy played Raoul de Ligniers. " The L.ef;ion nf HonorJ ' 
was quite successful, and Mr. Piercy toured the country with it, 
until he joined Edwin Booth's company. Mr. Piercy died in Bos- 
ton, Mass., of smallpox, Jan. 9, 1882, and he was buried in Elks' 
Rest in Cedar Grove cemetery. He was thirty-three years of age, 

Clara Morris acted "Article 47" matinde Nov. 11. **Xhfi 



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Jifg'"^" ^ f Hnn^r " was continued the weeks of Nov. 5-22 and 
Ulara Morris gave matinees Tuesday and Thursday of "Article 
47." " T^T g I-i ^iyion of Honor ." Nov. 29, for one week, with Clara 
Morris in " Alixc." forthe Tuesday and Thursday matinees. "The 
J^egion_ of_honf^r^"^haH a change in the cast Dec. 6, and continued 
for two weeks. 

Lawrence Barrett began an engagement here in " y^T^f*^ 
Loye" on Dec. 2a The cast was: 

Dorothy Addic Plunltett 

Edmund Louis James 

Walton ...... F, Moseley 

Gregory ..... B. G. Rogers 

Fhilii) R. C Hudson , 



Yorick . . 

Hey ward 

Woodford . 
Thomas 

Tobias , . 

Alice . . 



. . L. F. Barren 
. . . Fred Bock 
Chaa. Plunkett 
. Chas. Hawthorne 
. . . P. Haquett 
Marie Wainwright 



James C. Duff's opera company began a season here Jan. 17, 
1881. in "Olivette," which had this cast: 



Dc Merrimac 

Valentine 

Marveiol 

Posticfie 

Coquet icot , 

Bathilde 

Olivette 

Veloutine 

Cuisterre 



. . Ed. Marble 
. . Chas. I^ng 
Edward Connell 
. Henry Dixon 
Wm. Davidge, Jr. 
. . Julia Polk 
. Marie Conron 
. Sarah Lnscelle 
L. W. Browning 



De Joycux Holland 

Ouc dcs \(k . . . Harry CourtaJne 
Mile, de Cernay . . E. Champncys 

Bleuette Annie Gardner 

Piou-Piou Marco Stuart 

I.a liarnnne .... Lizzie Newman 
Moustique . . ■ Sophie Hummel 
L'^ureuil .... Ruby Thornton 



"Fresh the A merican," with John T. Raymond as the star, was 
played lor the fTfst time on any stage, Feb. 7, 1881, and ran until 
April 7. The cast was: 



Ferdinand .... John T. Raymond 
Achmct Pacha - . Geo. F Devere 
Water Lily . Master Chas. Parham 

Sadia Misit Andrews 

Karon E. J. Buckley 

Mahomet Walter Kelly 

Flora Lirzie Creese 

Zenora May Gallagher 



I^lla Julia Evans 

Maihias .... Wm. Cutlinf>ton 
Zaz.irack ..... John Vcitch 

Adolph Lewis Baker 

i)oria J. W. Archer 

Ercma Laura Don 

Helene Laura Bascomb 

Miriam Miss Yale 



Laura Bascomb was the daughter of Harry Hascomb and Emma 
Skerrett. She married a journalist and retired from the stage. 
She died in this city March 6, 1897. 

"_Eli;ah»i;_ reached its fiftieth representation on March 28, and 
John T. Raymond closed his engagement April 7. Lotta re- 
turned here April 9, in ",LittlcL Nell and the Marchioness" and 
" Miigi*tfr/> ■ " May 2 Lotta acted in " L? Ci^alc," and closed her 
engagement May 7. The Grayson-Norcross company appeared 
May 9 in "The Mascot," Miss Carter as Hettina. Haydon Tilla 
appeared in the first act as Frederick. Miss Grayson acted Fred- 



204 A HISTORV OF THE. NEW YORK STAGE Zim 



erick in the second act; Lizzie Harold was the Fiamctta; Sydney 
Smith, Prince; Scth M. Crane» Pippo. Tbos. E. Morris was an- 
nounced for the Physician, but did not appear. This company 
continued for three weeks, when the season terminated. 

The next season commenced with the Hanlon-Lees company — 
better known as the Hanlon Brothers — with their Parisian ab- 
surdity, " Le Voyage en Suisse," produced Sept. 12, for the first 
time in this country. This attraction was secured by the writer of 
this in Europe for a three years' tour of America, under the direc- 
tion of Simmonds & Hrown. The version of " Le Voyage en 
Suisse" for America was arranged by Henry Pettitt, the English 
playwright, and had this cast : 



Capl. Patrick Maguirc . T. H. Glenney 
Frank Maguirc . . . Neban Decker 
Henry d'Escargot . Francis G. Wyatt 
Dwindledown . - . W. S. F'enley 

John Wm. Hanlon 

Uob Fred Hanlon 

Ned Edward Hanlon 

Harry Geo. Haalon 

Jack Alfred Hanlon 

Crevatse Percy MeynatI 



Peter Porter J. Bcrri 

Tipp R Jones 

Juliette .... Miss A. Randolph 

.Marie Daisy ICn^land 

Euphrasia Emily Keao 

Anastasia Miss Gonsales 

Ambrosina .... Lillian Taylor 

Alice Miss Merritt 

Adelaide Miss Barton 



H. Reeves Smith (now an excellent actor) came from Kngland 
with this company to play Frank Maguire, but at rehearsals he 
was found to be incompetent, and his return to his native land 
quickly followed. Nelson Decker was engaged for the rdlc. He 
was the only American, with the exception of the ballet, in the 
cast. After a few weeks Emily Kean succeeded Miss Randolph 
in the character of Juliet, and Daisy England acted Euphrasia. 
The entire outfit — properties, tricks, scenery, and all the me- 
chanical arrangements, were brought from Europe. " Le Voyage 
en Suisse " was played at this theatre for twelve weeks, after which 
it went to the Cosmopolitan Theatre (now the Broadway Theatre), 
then to Niblo's Garden ; after which it made a tour of the country, 
and with the exception of one week (eft rouU to San Francisco), 
and the night of the day of President Garfield's funeral, it did not 
lose a performance for eighty-two weeks, giving five hundred and 
seventy-four representations. The famous Hanlon family, probably 
the greatest gymnasts of modern times, originally consisted of eight 
boys, viz. ; Thomas, George, William, Alfred, Edward, Henry, 
Robert, and F'rederick. Thomas was born at Manchester, Eng- 
land, in 1836; George at Ashton-under-Lyne, Eng., in 184O: 
William, Alfred, and Edward, Manchester, Eng., respectively in 
1842, 1844, and 1846, and Frederick at Everton (near Liverpool) 
in [848. Early in 1847 Prof. John Lees, a well-known acrobat 
induced the father of the Hanlon boys to let him take charge of 



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George and William, ten and eight years of age, and with them he 
practised gymnastics at Manchester — Lees lying upon his back, 
tossing the children up and down on bis feet. They made their 
dibut at the Adelphi Theatre, London, doing their acrobatic busi- 
ncss betwetn the plays. They became known as the Hanlon-Lees. 
They visited Paris, and the best part of 1S47 was spent in France. 
Early in 1S48 they went to Spain, where they performed before 
Queen Isabella II. Three years were spent in Spain. Alfred 
joined the party in 1849, and they were known as The Original 
Three Han Ions. They visited Gibraltar, Malta, Corfu in the 
Ionian Isles, Smyrna, Constantinople, Alexandria, Cairo. Cal- 
cutta, Ceylon, India, Java, and Australia, remaining in the last- 
mentioned country two years. Then they went to New Zealand, 
Chili, Peru, and Panama. Crossing to Aspinwall in the winter 
of i8s5, Lees got the yellow fever, and the second day out he 
died. 

The Hanlons then visited America, and joined Geo. K. Bailey's 
circus for one season, after which they returned to England. 

They then made a trip to Russia, and the three brothers were 
joined by Thoroa.s. They returned to Ivngland and appeared in 
Manchester, where William, while doing a trapeze act, fell, for 
the first time, and broke his arm. Shortly after this they were 
engaged for America by James M. Nixon and appeared at Niblo's 
Garden, Jan. i6, i860, in conjunction with Cook's circus. Al- 
though the six brotheis, Thomas, George, William, Alfred, Ed- 
ward, and Freddy, were now together, William seldcm appeared at 
Niblo's, owing to his bad arm. Thomas did ** L'h'lchelle Peril- 
leuse" for the first time in America. The somersaults of William 
en the shoulders of Thomas were wonderful, and were the most 
difficult feats then known to gymnasts. William was the first man 
who ever did a back somersault fiom the shoulders of one man to 
those of another. 

At the close of their Niblo's Garden engagement they travelled 
West, returning to New York and appearing at Niblo's in April, 
1861. Thomas did " L'l^chellc Perilleuse. " George and Thomas 
did the acrobatic act "double parterre," and Thomas, George, and 
William did the "triple parterre." In Havana, Thomas was sud- 
denly taken ill; the ladder was up in the dome ready for "the leap 
for life." and the people began to clamor to have it done, when 
William finally agreed to do it. He fell forty feet on a wooden 
stage. His arm was driven into his side, a rib was broken, his 
arm shattered, and he was laid up for many months. One of the 
Hanlons appeared at Tammany Hall, New York, Nov. i, 1869, in 
what was called " The Great Act." "Little Bob "a boy acrobat, 
was thrown a distance of thirty-five feet from one brother to an- 
other, while upon a trapeze erected within a few feet of the ceiling 



2o6 A HISTORY OF THE NEW YORK STAGE Cibs. 



of the theatre. In the course of the transit through the air" Little 
Hob " threw somersaults and turned completely around. A net was 
stretched under the trapeze. This net was invented by the Han* 
Ions, and it was the first time they had ever used one. 

When the brothers came to this country the last time, Alfred 
was in very poor health, and shortly after the New York engage- 
ment he was sent to Los Angeles, Cal., for the benefit of his 
health. He died at Pasadena, Jan. 24, 1886. Shortly after the 
company went on the road, and George became too ill to appear on 
the stage. William and Krederick played the two servants in 
" Le Voyage en Suisse," and Edward did the Dutchman. Then 
William became so ill that he appeared only in the principal cities 
on the first night, and Edward and Frederick were the servants. 

In July, 1885, Edward and Frederick went to Europe. Fred- 
erick died at Nice, April 6, 1886. George Hanlon relinquished 
all interest in theatrical affairs on Jan. 26, 1892, and devoted him- 
self to religion. He returned to the stage with his two boys sea- 
son t90i-02. and apjjeared in a pantomime sketch in the vaudeville 
theatres. There arc now only three Hanlons before the public 
— George, William, and Edward, who manage pantomimes like 
"Superba," etc. 

Maurice Grau's French Opera company followed the Hanlon 
Bros, at this theatre Nov. 28, 1881, with "Madame Favart;" 
Nov. 29 and Dec. 3, "Si j'^tais Roi " was seen; Nov. 30-matin^e 
Dec. 3. "La Mascotte;" Dec. i. "La Fille de Madame Angot;" 
Dec. 2, "Les Mousquetaires; " Dec. 5, '* Les Cloches de Cornc- 
ville;" Dec. 6. "Les Noces d'Olivette;" Dec. 7. "Tambour 
Major." Miles. Leroux and Lentz, MM. Mauras, Mauge, Dangon, 
Pogard, and Tauffenberger were in the company. 

A matinde was given Dec. 8 for the benefit of the New York 
Hospital for Women. 

"Mother in Law," a comedy by G. R. Simms, was seen Dec. 8. 
John Dillon, E. M. Holland, Henry Lee, J. T. Burke, Laura Don» 
Marie Chester, and Jean Delmar were in the cast. Lester Wal- 
lack appeared here Jan. 16. 1882, in "The Colonel/' produced for 
the first time in this country. It had this cast: 



Wootlweell W. Woodd, Lester Wallack 
Richard Forresler . . . Eric liayley 
Lambert Streyke . . . C. P. Flockton 
Basil Georgione . . . E. T. Webber 
Ijidy Tompkins . . . Maria Davis 

Edward Liiford Arthur 

MuIlinH Ian Kobcrtson 



Parkes William Royston 

Romelll .... Leslie Edmunds 
Olive .:.... Mindha Bavlev 

Nellie Therese Watdron 

Mrs. Blythe .... Kachel Sanger 
Coodall Helen Hewitt 



It was acted until Feb. 27, when " The Member for SU 
had its first representation here, with Mr. and Mrs. K. C. Good- 



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207 



win, Jr., as the stars. " Divor^ons " was presented for the first 
time March 14, and had Ihis cast: 



Cyprienne . - Alice Dunning Lingard 
Mmc. dc ValfonUinc . . Clara Cole 
Mme. dc Brione . Nellie Mortimer 

Mile, de Lusigoan Elizabeth Andrews 
Des Prunellcs . . . Chas. Walcot 
Adbemar de Gratignaa, 

Chas. B. Welles 



CommissioDcr of I'olice 

Thomas E. Morris 

Bastien (J. Monlscrrat 

Josephine Eliza Long 

Clavignac W. T. Harris 

Bafourdin .... Herbert Ayling 
Joseph Chas. Aieyer 



A matinee performance of " Divor^ons" was given Apiil 3, for 
the benefit of the Actors' Fund. "Divor^ons" had its last repre- 
sentation here April 22 (matinee), and in the evening, " Af ter t he 
Opera, "^s tyled a midnight comedy, in four acts, b y A. C. Tjiinfhe r." 
\^s proHuced. Chailes Walcot, Chas. H. WeJles,' J. O. liarrows, 
£. M. Holland, J. G. Saville. Mrs. Alice Dunning Lingaid, and 
Louise Dillon were in the cast. 

" Fo^p's Ker ti' " was first produced here, May 15, and continued 
for two weeks, with Minnie Maddern as the star. The cast was: 



Chip .... 
Wm. Still - . 
Zebulon Fogg . 
Jim Bolter . . 
Gerald White . 



Minnie Maddern 

Wm. Cullington 

. Wm. Herbert 

A 11. Ilasliogs 

Atkins Lawrence 



Bruce Rawdon . 
Judge Norw'ood . 
Blanche Norwood, 
Sanunthy Fogg . 
Martha BlodgcU . 



. C. Russell Blake 
. . R.C.Wilson 
M. Lodustcl Young 
Ivan C. Michels 
. . Alice Brooks 



Julia Hunt appeared May 29 in ".Xlof'"^'-' ^" ^^^ *^^* ^^^""^ 
Constance Hamblin, C. B. \Velles, Georgifre Flagg, Chas. W. 
Butler, Alice Grey, Edward Hammond, Adelaide Thornton, B. 
W. Turner, Mme. Michels, W. J. Hurley, Jennie Kennark, Ed- 
ward Powell, and Charles B. Poore. 

The last season of this house commenced Sept. 2. 1882. Mr. 
Abbey rented it for four weeks to Maggie Mitchell, who appeared 
in '^Jg^ll produced for the first time on any stage. " lane Ey re" 
was acted the weeks of Sept. 11-18, and for her last week ~OTTss 
Mitchell played "_Kanchon. " John T. Raymond followed Oct. 2 
with " Fresh^ Jlie Amer ican ," having rented the house for four 
weeks. Oct. 16-23 ^^ played " Qo\. Mul berry Sellers," and 
closed his engagement Oct. 28. 

Mr Abbey announced the opening of his regular season on Oct. 
30, with the American debut of Mrs. Langtry in "The Unequal 
Match," but the theatre was entirely destroyed by fire on the after- 
noon of that day. 

About a quarter before five o'clock while some of the employees 
of the theatre were completing the setting of the stage for that 
night's performance, they were startled by the appearance of fire 
in the vicinity of the upper private box, on the Broadway side of 
the auditorium where some upholsterers had been at work. Mrs. 



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Langtry's wardrobe had not been sent to the theatre, although 
the costumes of several members of her company had been taken 
there and were destroyed. Manager Abbey estimated his loss at 
$100,000. His lease of the house had two years to run, and he 
had been oB'ered a large sum for it. The theatre was never 
rebuilt. 



THE SAN FRANCISCO MINSTREL HALL 

DURING the summer of 1874 a large billiard hall in the 
Gilsey Building on the west side of Broadway, between 
Twenty-eighth and Twenty-ninth streets was reconstructed for 
the San Francisco minstrels. The auditorium was divided into a 
parquet and one gallery, and would seat about eight hundred 
persons. It was opened Sept. 3, 1874, and called "Thk Sav 
Francisco Misstrkl Hall." The performance on April 29, 
1875, was for the Dan Bryant Benefit fund. The programme 
introduced A. Pelham, Charley Backus, David Wambold, Billy 
Birch, Carl Rudolph, Mackin and Wilson, Add Ryman, Ricardo, 
J. G. Withers, and the b urlesque of " Schoo l. " A matinee March 
17, 1880, was in aid of the tund^or ihe lamine-stricken people 
in Ireland. The season closed April 24, i88a 

David Wambold retired from the company April 24, 1880, when 
the season closed. 

David Wambold, before his retirement had saved money enough 
to take care of him during his life. He was one of the very best 
in the minstrel business. He died in this city Nov. 10, 1889. 
Charley Backus died of Bright's disease in this city, June 21, 
1883. He was born at Rochester, N. Y., in 1831. He had been 
thrice married. His first wife was Leo Hudson, the well-known 
"Mazeppa" actress, from whom he separated; his second wife was 
Kate Newton, widow of G. C. Davenport, the Irish comedian, 
whn died in this city Jan. 24, 1884. Backus' third and last 
wife was Tizzie Mason, of Niagara Falls, N. Y., to whom he 
was married Oct. 17, 1876, William H. Bernard died a very 
wealthy man. He was formerly a practising attorney in Cali- 
fornia, a genial whole-souled fellow, full of humor and an excel- 
lent conversationalist. He had a full, rich, baritone voice, and 
helped Birch and Backus to keep their audiences in a constant roar 
of laughter. As an interlocutor the minstrel stage has never seen 
his equal. His right name was White, and he died in this city 
Jan. 5, 1890. When this firm disbanded, Billy Birch put his 
money into Wall Street, and lost it all. He was born at Utica, 
N. Y., Feb. 26, 1831, and had been in minstrelsy since 1844. He 
first appeared with the San Francisco minstrels, Dec. 6, 1855, in 



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San Francisco, at San Francisco Hall, under Tom Maguire's man- 
agement. Billy was a fellow of infinite jest, and was one of the 
best men on the " bone " end ever connected with neg^o minstrelsy. 
He died in New York, April 20, 1897, aged sixty-six years, a very 
poor man. 

A summer season began here May 3, with " Tjie Boar ding 
^School/* The cast: Jessie Fairlove, Minnie Palmer; Samantha 
Smith, liCmma Junes; Mrs. Fairlove, Mrs. W. S. Harkins; Jennie, 
Emma Ltbby; David Boodle, W. J. Scanlan; Prof. Grimcrack, John 
E, Ince; Harry Hamilton, Geo. C. Davenport. Minnie Palmer 
took a benefit May 31, after which the house closed for the season. 
"The firtarriing .Srhnnl " and " Tl^c J^ ittjc Treasure " were acted. 
Among those who appeared were HarofcTE Warren, Geo. C. Daven- 
port, John E. Ince, Graham Henderson, Sedley Brown, Edmund 
Oakes, Mrs. W. S. Harkins, Emma Jones, Emma Libby, Mary 
Berger, Nellie Aldine, and W. J. Scanlan. The next season 
began Aug. 30, 18S0. when the San Francisco minstrels, who had 
been on the road reopened and continued until April 30, 18S1. 

Prof. Alex. Herrmann leased this house for four weeks, and 
appeared April 25, assisted by Val Vose (ventriloquist), Louise 
Linden, the Garretta Family, and Arthur Bent. After this the 
hall remained closed until Sept. 5, 1881. when the San Francisco 
minstrels reappeared. They continued until April 15, 1882, when 
they closed, but gave a benefit April 3 to the Actors' Fund. 
Among those who appeared were Billy Birch, Chas. Backus, H. 
M. Roe, Stanley Gray, H. VV. Frillman, L. Brahan, Ricardo, 
Johnson and Powers, Bob Slavin, Harry Kennedy, Edwin French, 
and jas. Johnson. 

On April [7 the house was reopened by T, Clayton, with "AU 
at Sea. " The cast : *— — » 



Dr. Pitton A. W, Mafflin 

Rufui O'Connor ... W. W. Allen 
Chu. Satherland . Geoffrey Tyrrell 
Harry W. P. Hampshire 



May Blackburn . . Emma Duchateau | Miss Skinner . 



Peter CM. Allison 

Levy Frank Hush 

Lucy Kate Castleton 

Knte Agnes Hallock 



Lou Thropp 



It was continued until June 4. when the house was closed. It 
reopened Sept. 4, 1882, with Birch, Hamilton, 8c Backus' min- 
strels, and the season terminatt^tl March 24, 1883. Willie Edouin's 
"Sparks" company appeared here March 26, in "A Bunch of 
Keys," Charles H. Hoyt's farce comedy. The cast : 1 eddy Keys, 
Alice Athcrton; Rose Keys, Carrie Godfrey; May Keys, Anna 
Brevoor; Dolly Dobbs, Marietta Nash; Matilda Jenkins, Genie 
HoUzmcyer; Gilly Spooner, Julian Mitchell ; Jonas Grimes, 
James T. Powers ; Tom Harding, C. B. Stevens ; Sam Foss, 
Harry Delorme; Littleton Snaggs, Willie Edouin. 

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2to A HISTORY OF THE NEW YORK STAGE C»M4 



The next attraction was " Two Cbnstmas Eves,^ " with Annie 
Berlein as the star. (This lady is better known as Annie Mack.) 
Tiic cast : 

Jack Spratt . . . Will Henderson 
Ting-Linff .... Frank Uudworth 
Farmer Woodford . . Harry P. Keen 

Bertie Tommy Kussell 

Sidney ...... John Watson 

Pat O'^Gaff Thos. Clark 

George Washington W. H. Ryno 

Fritz Meyer . . . . J. H. Brannick 



Besse Woodford . . . Anne Berlein 
Beatrice de Vigne . - Annie Barclay 
Augusta Hayden , . . Genie Howaril 
Sara Smart .> . . . . hthel Gr^y 

Florence Kilty Scallen 

Pauline .... Mamie Henderson 
Clarence Everett . . . R. E. Graham 
Stephen Burrows . . Chaa. Mason 
Gentle Jim C. T. Nichols 

After one week the house was closed, and was rcnpened on Aug. 
27, 1883, with Hilly Birch's San Franci.sco minstrels. It was then 
called "The Opera House." Francis Leon, Frank Cushman, 
Luke Schoolcraft, and Bob Slavin were in the company. They 
closed on Dec. i. J. H. Havcrly, having secured a controlling 
interest in this theatre, reopened it Dec 3 as "Haverlv's San 
Francisco Minstrel and Comedy Theatre," Billy Birch retain- 
ing an interest. Joseph A. Gulick was manager, and in the rew 
minstrel organization were Billy Birch, Hughcy Dougherty, Bob 
Slavin, Bobby Newcomb, Paul Vernon, Seamon, and Frank 
Girard. They closed Dec. 29, and the San Francisco minstrels 
were disbanded. 

J. M. Havcrly then leased the house from Billy Birch, called 
it "Haverly's Comedv Theatre," and played combinations. J. 
Vanderfelt Spader was the financial man of the enterprise. He 
first associated with Steele Mackaye when the Lyceum Theatre 
was opened, and was one of the founders of the Lyceum School of 
Acting with David Belasco and Franklin Sargent. 

Haverly's first attraction was Maurice Grau's opera company,* 
which appeared Dec. 31 and played the following repertory: Dec. 
31, "La Fille de Madame Angot/' with Marie Aim^e, Mme. 
Angelc, and MHe. Fouget in the cast; Jan. i, 1884, "La Mas- 
cotte;" Jan. 2, 5, 12. "Boccaccio;" Jan. 3, 4, matinee 21, "La 
Jolie Parfumeusc;" Jan. 7, 8, matinees 9. 12, 17, "La Vie Pari- 
sienne;" Jan. 10, "La Princesse des Canaries;" Jan. 11. "La 
Coeur et la Main;" Jan. 14. "Mme. Favart ; " Jan. 15, 18, 
"Olivette," with the first appearance of Marie Aim^e as the 
heroine; Jan. 16, "Divor^ons;" matinee Jan. 19, '* Le Coeur cl 
la Main;" evening Jan. 19, "Mme. Favart;" Jan. 21, 22, " Les 
Cloches de Corneville, " Marie Aim^e as Serpolette; Jan. 23, 24. 
" I-a Grande Duchesse;" Jan. 25, for the benefit of Aimee, first 
act "La Mascotte," second act "Mme. Angot," and third act 
"La Vie Parisienne;" for the matinee Jan. 26, "Boccaccio;" 
evening Jan. 26, "La Grande Duchesse," when the company 
closed. 



■ 



1884] 



THE NEW YORK COMEDY THEATRE 



21 I 



This house was next leased to Gale and Spader, who opened it 
Jan. 28, 1884, as "The New York Comedv Theatre," with "Fun 
on the Bristol." John W. Ransone was the Widow O'Brien; 
Rose Dana, Lulu Evans, Marion Fiske, Ella Bordeaux, Josie 
Intropidi. Annie Winner. Emma Calef, D. B. Bedell, Frank 
Tannehill, Jr., Georgie Reynolds, and W F. Rochester in the 
company. "Confusion" was done Feb. II, Henry E. Dixey, 
Harry St. Maur, Herbert Gresham, Fisher, J. Frankau, Clifton, 
Sadie Martinot, Davis, Vernona Jarbeau, and Netta Guion in the 
company. — ^ 

Rich & Harris were the managers on March 10, when " Peck's I 
Bad Bov " was produced and ran four weeks. The cast was : I 

Feck's Bad Boy . . William Carroll His^Girl .... Florence Bates [ 

His Chum Mollle Puller The Minister .... Fred Mower I 

Hia Pa las. Gilbert The Doctor . , . Chas U Stevens I 

The Groceryman . . . J. W. Grath The Policeman . . . Chas- T. ICUb I 

His Ma Lutie E. Page | 

The house was closed April 14, 15, and reopened April 16 witlT' 
" A GrcAt Scheme — OurJBJjnc M useum . " " Queen's Ey i^jgnpe." 
Apri^ 28^, for one weeTc^ with Flo'rence Noble and Harry Jackson, 
Jr., as the stars. " ^anf'"TL^^^^ " was first acted May la The 
cast : * 



Random Shot . . J. Newton Gotthotd 
Pcrcival Lester - . C. Leslie Allen 
Alfred Lester ... J. E. Nagie. jr. 
Maj. Wrangle . . . A. C. Moreland 
Michael Moran . . . W. L. Gleason 
Mrs. Lester .... Emma Pierce 



Laura Madjife Btttler 

Edith Ma^ Oallaeber 

Elvira Chester . . Annie 1). Ware 
Bcile Urunner . . . . May liardell 
May Glover .... Mary Bennett 
Alice Summerton • . Joan Cravaa 



It was withdrawn May 24. Gus William.s followed May 26, in 
" Capt. fishier." The season terminated June 28. 

The next regular season commenced Sept. i, with " AMountain 
,?ink. " The cast : " 

Harold Wilmol . . Chas. F. Tingay Jerry Richards . . . T. J. Langdon 

Scip J. M. JohnM)n Jack Weeks .... Harry Hawk 

Col Traftoa . . Chas. A. McManus Symanttia Weeks . . . Marie Lear 

Belle Traftoa Carrie L. Radcltffe Sincerity Weeks . . . Ada Oilman 

Felix Bonnory . . . T. M. Hunter Jim Peters .... Harry Stoddart 

Nondas .... Genevieve Rogers John Hindle A. Gilbert 

William H. Gillette's version of "Dcr Bibliothekar," callc^\ 
" Di^b y's Secre tar y ," was acted Sept. 29 for the first time in 
r York. The cast : 



New 

Charles Buflum . 
Sir Henry Diebv 
Rev. Job McCosh 



Frank Tannehill. Jr. 
. . H. B. PhiMips 
William Gillette 



Florence Dlgby . . Gertrude Johnson 
aid . Mme. 



Mrs, Blizzar 
Miggt* BtitW . 



Ivan C. Michels 
Lysander Thompson 



Alfred Digby 
Col. BufFum 
Hucoll . . 
Kate Carroll 
Isabella . . 
Mrs. McCosh 



Chas. F. Tingay 
. T. M, Hunter 
. Maurice Pike 

Eula Talbot 
Mrs Mary Stuart 

Eliza YouDg 



212 A HISTORY OF THE NEW YORK STAGE C'"* 



After being closed for a brief lime, the house reopened Nov. 
34, under the management of M B. Lcavitt, with " An Adamless 
Eden " : 



Peter Popps . . 

Mn. Syntax . . 
Lady Mantr;ip 
Duchesi of Breeks 
Lady Dorothy . E. 
Christine . • . 

Aljfy 

Pcrjurv Jones . . 
Lady Curlew . . 



, . Topsy Venn 
. . Pauline Hail 
. . , Amy Ames 
. . Marie Sanger 
Gertrude Gardiner 
. Venic IJurroughs 
Gcor^ie Gray 
. . Mabclfe Stu:iri 
• . Sidney Haven 



Sarah Stamps .... Rita Carrol 
Ruby Wallop - . Annette Nicholson 
Skimmery Hall . . . Gertrude CittI 
Fred Blazer . . Emma Duchateau 

Minever Marie St. Aubyn 

Sable Constance Foy 

Galea Elise Villers 

Child of the School Board 

Georgte Gray 



Dec. 17, for the first time in America, a one-act operetta by Ch. 
Lecocq, entitled "Grandolfo," preceded " A n Adaml ess Eden.'* 
The house was closed Jan. 4, 1885, and reopened~Jan. o, with 
"Rice's Surprise Party" in " A Bot tle of Ink," which ran for 
three weeks: 



Jefferson Jingo 
JcMtiah Buttleoury 
Herman Zvugg . 
Clara Verc de Vcre 
Mrs. Buttlebury . 
Mrs. Zwugg ■ • 



John A. Mackay 
. Chas. L. Harris 
. Jeff d'Ancelis 
. Carrie Perltins 
. Edith Jcnness 
Florence Conliffe 



Pie Geo. A. Schiller 

Sig. OrelH Chas. F. Ung 

I'cle N. S. Hurnham 

EliiA Ann Hattle Starr 

Kitty Ida MuUe 



"Ixion " was revived Feb. 9, with this cast: 



Ixion Alice Harrison 

Cupid Kate Foley 

Jupiter Carrie Godfrey 

Juno Gertrude Gardner 

Minerva Harry Brown 

Ganynede Fred Lennox 

Apollo Kathleen Lynne 

Mercury .... Eva Barrington 

Mars Belie Urquhart 

Diana Bcbe Vining 



Bacchus . . . 
The Eagle . . . 
CTerk of the Weather 
Senator Curz . . 
Editor Shurtis 
Queen Dia . . . 
First Citizen . . 
Second Citizen ■ 
Third Cititen . . 
Venus .... 



Beulah Sandford 
Eleanor Ellis 
. Lizzie Bradley 
. Sidney Haven 
. . Rita Chase 
Mabel de habian 
. , . Thropp 
. Fanny McNeil 
. Mabel Bennett 
. Pauline Hall 



The season terminated March 21, and the bouse reverted to the 
owners of the Gilsey estate. 

Geo. C. Brotherton leased the house Aug. 22, 1885, for two 
years, and reopened it Sept. 21, with Prof. Kcllar the magician, 
who continued until Feb. 20. 1886. Dora Wiley and the Tissots 
contributed to the entertainment. 

Charles Frohman was the next lessee, who opened Feb. 20, with 



Isaac Roast 
Pie ... . 

The Veteran , 
O'Donavan 
Lancelot Hustler . 
Dora Mi Sotfar 
Aurora Montana . 



. . Tony Hart 

. J. B. Mackie 

. t, K. Jackson 

T. J. Croiiin 

D G. Longworth 

Annie Adams 

- Annie .Mliston 



Colorado . . 
Chatter . . . 
Gracie . . . 
Messenger Boy 
Murray Hill . 
The Swell . - 



Mat tic Fergu.ton 
. Bertie Amberg 
. Eva Granville 
Vera Wilson 
Minnie Williams 
. Lena Mervilte 



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213 



The house closed to reopen with a variety troupe under the man- 
agement of Richard Fitzgerald, but business was so bad that "the 
season" tasted only one week. On April 26 the b urlesque^ " Ar- 
cg ^i ft ," was presented, and the cast was: Tom Tom, Lizzie St. 
Quentin; Trumpetta, Hattie Delaro; Uulbul, Hattie Richardson; 
Sallie Waters, Ada Boshell; Capt. Clubber, Florence Thropp; 
Lootelta, Maud Goodwin; The Piper's Wife, Alice Hosmer; Pog- 
owog, Geo. Richards; Bluffy, John W. Ransone; Hlow, P. F. 
Ward; Bluster, Robert Mclntyre; Chinn, Geo. Campbell; Baka- 
tork, Albert Hart; Clerk of the Court, J. Andrews; The Piper, 
Wm. Gill. 

This was the first appearance in New York of Lizzie St. Quentin. 
This house was thoroughly overhauled, and reopened Sept. 17, 
1886, as "Dockstader's Minstrel Hall," with Frank Siddall, a 
Philadelphian, as financial man. No matinees were given, and 
the ushers were colored men in English livery. Lew Dock- 
slader, Pete Mack, Edwin French, Wm. Welch, T. J. Cronin, 
Barry Maxwell, Cool Hurgess, Harry Pepper, R. J. Jose, J. E. 
McWade, Chas. Noble, and W. S. Mullalay (musical conductor) 
were the organization. The spring season opened May 3, 1R87, 
with a musical comedy called " T he ^^in^er^arte n." by Robeit 
Morris. The cast was: 

Montmorenci ■ ■ . Ben F. Grinnell 

Orlando Harry Hooker 

Grinder Fred S. Sanford 

Tommy MacKce . . . Harry Cottrell 
Georgic Guudson . Tommy McShane 



Sweet Willie . 
Widow Macgee 
Iva Macgee . 
Leonora ■ ■ 



Charley McShane 

. Fred Mendoza 

Rheta Mann 

Minnie Geoffreys 



" Tflm-Ccai&XWife " was given matinee June 28. Or 
there was a performance of " A W^mgj^'jTi^' with ih 



On July 26 

is cast : 



Jack Earle Hal Clarendon 

Lord Carlos .... Ralph Dorman 
Dr. Harold Letghton . W. H. Stu.irl 
Nonnan Tenylte . . . C. F. \tonuine 
Vandel .... ThomaM Chapman 

GreysOQ Charles Foster 

Rufus H. D. Blakemore 

Joe James Prentiss 

Grace Earle . . . Florence Stover 



Ethel Eva McManus 

Blanche vanTyne, Little Georgic Levard 
Poppy Fcatherstone . Lizzie Elmore 
Mme. Tenylce . . - May Roberts 
Martha Washington 

Mrs. Frank Tannehil] 
Norma Tenyke . . Linda Bainbndge 
Baby Ethel .... Dot Clarendon 
Blanche van Tync . . Helen Mowait 



Lew Dockstadcr commenced his second season Sept. 7, 1887, 
and continued until Feb. 25, 1888. Corinne appeared Feb. 27, 
under the management of H. R. Jacobs, for several weeks, 
"- ^n ^^ ^uerisis " was produced April 23, for the first time on any 
stage. It "had this cast: 



Mudill Pratt . 
Dan Debow 
Cowdcn .Skaird 
Abel Skinner . 
Joe Kerr . . . 



. Geo. R. Edeson 

. Tony Farrell 

. . F. M Drew 

William Paul Bown 

. Will E. Burton 



Vera Sweet. . . 
Trollie Laher . . 
Sopranta Noycs . 
Alto Voss . . . 
Scrubble .McClsan 



Mabel Sterling 

. Jennie Leland 

Louise Sanford 

Matiie Ferguson 

Emma Maddem 



214 A HISTORY OF THE NKW YORK STAGE D««9 

Victoria Siddons, supported by what was called "her society 
company," made her professional debut as Rosalind, in "As You 
Like It," May 2. The house had been dark the preceding nights, 
on account of the withdrawal of " /Vmani j g |^«^j«^ " the backer of 
which had paid for a fortnight's use of the theatre. Miss Siddons 
was supported by Beverly Sitgreaves, Alfred Young, and one or 
two other professionals, as well as by a number of amateurs. 
Afternoon of May 3 the company repeated the performance at 
the Madison Square Theatre. Evening of May 3 they played 
"Pygmalion and Galatea" here, and afternoon of May 4 the same 
bill at the Madison Square Theatre. Friday night. May 4, they 
produced, for the first time on any stage, "Two Lives of Dr. lekyl l." 
a new version of R. L. Stevenson's story. JS. j. Henley played 
the dual r61e, with Miss Siddons as Kthcl Winton, R. F. Cotton, 
Alfred Young. Helen Fuller, C. P. Doyley, P. Stem, and others 
in the cast. E. J. Henley withdrew after the initial performance, 
and matinee of May 5 W. F. Gill read Henley's part to a small 
audience. At night Miss Siddons and the other amateurs re- 
peated " Pygmalion and Galatea." Berger's "Scenorama" was 
exhibited, for the first time in America, Sunday afternoon and 
evening, June 3. 

Dockstader reopened with his minstrel company for the season 
Sept. 3. The end men were Geo. Marion, Barry Maxwell, Lew 
Dockstader, and W. P. Sweatnam. The soloists were J. H. 
Davis, H. W. Frillraan, R. J. Jose, T. B. Dixon> Marion, Sweat- 
nam, and Dockstader. In the olio Franks and Marion, Edwin 
French, Baker, Jones, Manning and Davis, and Dockstader 
appeared. W. S. MuUalay led the orchestra. The company 
closed their season Dec. 29, 1888. 

The Mestaycr- Vaughn "Kitt y." company came here Dec. 31, 
with this cast: 



Tariff Rill .... Wm. A. Mcslayer 
DennLs Mudd .... W. J. Russell 

Hi Prince Chas. Kirke 

Jay Montgomery Mudd Ham- A. Pike 
Kitlv O'Multigan . . . ^Iary Gniv 
Satly Mudd .... Belle Laverde 



May Cclie Vaemer 

Rose Viola Randall 

Daisy Ida Hazkton 

Arabella .... Theresa Vaughn 
Cinch Spinach .... John West 



fashions " was acted Jan. 18, 1889, and had this cast: 



I Manhattan Sharpe 
Delancy Dodyc . 
Fritz Clausen . . 
Nofij^les . . . 
Wilile Hitts . . 

Bobby Short . . 



. . Giarles Jerome 
Charles V. Scimon 
. Edward Edwards 
Will H. Armstrong 
. . Arlie Latham 
Charles Sawielle 
. . Mr. Charici 



I^dy Flora Flyrton . . Hilda Thomas 
Mrs. Sharpe Manhattan Julia Elmore 
Miss Madison Manhattan 

Katie Conway 

Trixy Llllie Laverde 

Dody Fannie Stevens 



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215 



Kellar, the magician, commenced Jan. 28, and continued until 
April 6. The Georgia minstrels came here April 8, followed April 
22 by a painting, "Washington Taking the Oath of Office," the 
house being closed week of April 15. Dockstader signed a renewal 
of his lease on March 25, 1889. The theatre was closed night of 
Dec. 2 for a reheasal of a one-act opera, "The_Talla£oosa," freely 
adapted from the German. It was sung Dec. 3» ■" white face, 
and this was its first performance on any stage. The cast was: 

Capt Roural . . . Lew Dockstader Frank Eldtth Mason 

Sidney Oakum .... Jay Taylor Emily Nera Vernon 

Dr. Capicura .... Geo. Marion Mrs. O'Grady .... Sclina Kough 

Barney Ketchum , . Luke Schoolcraft Mrs. Klynn .... Marie Glove 

Aphonia . ■ . Emma Mabella Uaker Mrs. Burns .... Annie Gross 

Otto James A. Leahy Cabin Boy .... Edward Sloman 

During the opera Violet Newbam introduced some dances of the 
London Gaiety type. A white face minstrel first part preceded 
the opera. The regular season was closed abruptly by Mr. Dock- 
stader after the performance of Dec. 4. The new departure, how- 
ever, was not kindly received, and the bouse did not open Dec. 5, 
and remained closed until Dec. 1 1, when it was reopened by New 
York's minstrel entertainers. Joseph Gardner, Geo. Marion, Monte 
Collins, R. Crugcr, Geo. Rose, Thos. Ebert, John W. Myers, J. 
C. Taylor, Gus Mills, Rench and Edwards, acrobats, and Master 
Harrison were in the organization. In spite of the briskness of 
the performance it did not draw. So few persons gathered Dec. 
13 that the house was closed. It was reopened Dec 23, under 
the management of John H. Smith, with a variety company con- 
sisting of Prince Flotow, Guyer and Lord, Beatrice Leo, Daly 
and Deverc, Marie Majilton Trio, Murphy and Murphy, Dot Pull- 
man, Frank J. Dyer, Buffalo Trio, Flora Chester, Sheridan and 
Flynn, and Joe Leslie. 

"The Mascot" was produced here Jan. 13, 1890, for one week, 
by the Howard Opera company. The house reopened Feb. 18 as 
"The New Gaietv Theatre," with " Three Only Daughters." 
thus cast: 



losiah Plumtree . 
Lieut. Btflton . . 
Oscar Whipple . 
Kollins Spidlow . 
Fred Fleetwood . 
Rodf;cr O'Kourke 
Frank .... 
Uock master . . 
Katharya Plumtree 



. . C. H. Brooke 
Al. Henderson 
. . Ed. Temple 
Harry F. Winsman 
. . . Arthur Hell 
. . . Dan Kelly 
George McKcnzle 
. . W. D. Prince 
. . . . Patrice 



Emma Plumtree . . . Nini Bertolini 
Fay Plumtree . . . Gertrude Dawea 
Mrs. Oakes . . . Anna McGregor 
.Mrs. Spidlow .... Isabel Alton 

Susan Dor^ Davidson 

Soda Fountain Girl . . May Jordan 

Martha May Hubon 

Alice .... Emma WhittiriKham 
LizeUe Emma Afonita 



The last 
Feb. 24. 



performance of " Three Qnly Paughters" was given 
The theatre was then closed, — WTK. Prcscott, who had 



21 6 A HISTORY OF THE NEW YORK STAGE C'89« 



leased it for six weeks, preferring not to continue the struggle 
against adverse circumstances. 

The next manager of this theatre was the magician. Prof. Herr- 
mann, who reopened it Saturday night, Oct. ii, 1890. 

The house was now redecorated and many alterations and im- 
provements made in its interior. It was called "Herrmann's 
Theatre." The opening attraction was "Suzeite," a comic 
opera by Oscar Wei], based upon a French work, the libretto 
being by MM. Chivot and Duru, and was first sung in America 
by the Bostonians. The cast was: 



Marquis ot Tollebrauche 

Charles S. Dickson 
Marchioness .... Bertha Kicci 
Captain V'ieubec . A. W. F. McCoIlin 

Domingo T. J. Cronin 

Jouarde George Lauri 

Reoe Harry Hillard 



Jeanne Ray Walton 

Michel's Pilot . . . W. J. 6. Prince 
De Fronlignac Mrs. Florence M^-att 
Marigny .... Ulian Martinec 

Hubert Kate Vost 

Suzette Minnie Palmer 



On Nov. 6, in consequence of a strike among the company for 
salaries, no performance was given. The house was then closed 
until Dec. i, when Prof. Herrmann appeared, assisted by Mme. 
Herrmann and Prince Awata. " Stroubeika " was the name of the 
new illusion produced by Herrmann Dec. 15. Rosita. the Spanish 
danseiist, who had been in "Nero" at Niblo's Garden, commenced 
Dec 29. The theatre was closed Jan. 3, 1891, in consequence of 
slight damage from water, occasioned by the destruction by fire 
of the Fifth Avenue Theatre the night previous. The house was 
reopened Jan. 5 with Prof. Herrmann, and he continued until Feb. 
''14. The theatre was closed Feb. 16, ly, 18. "All the C omforts 
of H ome " was presented Feb. 19. The cast: 



Alfred Hastings . . W. Faversham 
Robert Pettibone ■ Chaa. A. Smiley 
Christopher Uabney . Sedley Brown 
Augustus McSnath . T. C. Valentine 

. Fiii Oritanski Lilla Vane 

I Roxana J. Bennett 

I Thco. Ucnder .... M. C. Daly 
Josephine Rose Eytinge 



Evangeline Maude White 

Rosabelle Bijou Heron 

A. ytruthers .... W. J. Magee 

Emily Katherine Gray 

Judson Langhoro ... L. Baker 
Victor Smytne . . . Julian Greer 
Thompson . . . . K. Mackay 
Katy Pearl Means 



The one hundredth performance of this comedy in New York 
occurred April 10. Anna Dickinson lectured Sunday, May 3. 
The season terminated May t6. 

The season of 1891-92 opened Sept. 8, Charles Frohman as 
manager, with Henry E. Dixey as the star, in " The Solicjtor," 
for the first time in this city. The cast was: 



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217 



Gilbert Brandon 
Col. Stcmdale 
Capt. Midhurst 
Lieut. Arlingion 
Private Manners 
Peter Klannagan 
Mrs. Brandon 



. H. £. Dixey 

Sidney Drew 

Burr Mcintosh 

Lewis Baker 

R. N. Hickman 

Jos. Humphreys 



Louise Thorndyke-Boucicault 



Mrs. Sleradale . Vinonia Buchanan 
Mrs. Midhurst Josephine Hlows-Day 

Bella Daisy Hall 

Mary Kingston . . . Maude While 

Hobson M. J. Bowron 

Baxter f. W. Marlow 



J. W. Herbert assumed the rdle of Midhurst Sept. 29, i8gi. 
"'^^^ Mr* " With a Ff^fldre^ H^ ads" was first acted here Nov, 
2, and the cast was: 



Mrs. Betty Cockayne, Marie Greenwald 
Fanny McKeever 

Gladys Rankin Drew 

Louise Fanny Cohen 

Marie Nellie Linj^ard 



Cockayne .... Henry E. Dixey 
Senator Britton . . . Lewis Baker 

John Sidney Drew 

James McGregor . Robert Hickman 
Alice BrittoD . Josephine Plows-Day 
Mrs. Duokirke . Virginia Buchanan 

In consequence of illness, Gladys Drew withdrew from Ihe cast 
Nov. 30, and Grace Wilson acted Fanny. Sidney Drew left Nov. 
30, and Joseph Frankau took the r61e of John. The theatre was 
closed Dec 7. " Tht^ |unior Partne r " was acted for the first time 
on any stage Dec. 8, cast thus: Gustave Boulcstein, E. J. Rat- 
cliffe; Arthur Hastings, Vincent Sternroyd; A Patient, T. Wil- 
kins; Dominique, Sedley Brown; Mrs. Stockson, Mrs. McKee 
Rankin; Helen Stockson, Henrietta Crosman; Charlotte, Mrs. 
Louise Thom dyke-B oucicault. 

"Xhq JpiQf'P^nR/''~ran until Feb. 13, 1892, and "Glori aga." 
by JamcsMorciraer, was first acted in America Feb. 15, and with 
this cast: 



Leopold Fit* locelyo 

Charles B. Welles 
Timothy Chadwick . . Joseph Allen 
Count Evitoft .... E. J. Henley 
Barou AronikoflF . . . C. R. Gilbert 
Major StronidefF . Fred Chippendale 



Spinks Jos. Humphreys 

Edwards Sedley Brown 

Mrs. Luveriiig (Gloriana) 

Gracie Wilson 
Jessie Chadwick . . . Kate Bcalby 
Kiny May Robson 



This was the New York dibut of Kate Bealby. She had been 
/tt four with " yh* T ^t Wny^ " having made her American d^but 
at Hartford, Conn., Nov. 2, 1S91, as VVinny. Owing to illness. 
Henrietta Crosman was prevented from appearing after Feb. 18, 
and her rflle in that play was taken by Gracie Wilson. " Frede rick 
Le maitrg" was acted Feb. 27, for the first time, with Henry Miller 
and f^etta Guion in the cast. After playing Mrs. Lovering, Miss 
Gracie Wilson retired, and Louise Thorndyke-Boucicault acted the 
character on and after March 16. "Chums" was acted for one 
night only (March 23), preceding ^Tiloriana." Its cast was: 
Lieut. Jack Bandle, Henry Miller; Mr. Patterby, Charles B. 



21 8 A HISTORY OF THE NEW YORK STAGE D^M 



Welles; Lelia Sterling, Nctta Guion; Mrs. Patterby, Kate 
Bcalby. '*Gloriana" had its fiftieth consecutive performance 
March la Joseph M. Humphreys retired from the c«ist April 4, 
and Spinks was taken by Frederic Bond for one week, Mr. 
Humphreys resuming April 11. 

'* Mr. Wilk inson's Widows" was presented April 18, followed 
May 16 by " Elysium',*^ Mch Clement Bainbridgc, Max Figman, 
A W. F. McCollin, Pearl Eytinge, Alex. Markham» Gisiko, 
Lionel Lawrence, Jennie Goldthwaite, Maggie Deane, Avita 
(dancer), and others in the cast It was acted until June ii^ 
1892, when the house closed for the summer. It was reopened 
Sept. 17, with Prof. Herrmann as the attraction. He first pre- 
sented his trick of " Ko-Yo " on Oct 24. "Little Tippett," by 
fiisson, followed Nov. 12. The cast was: 



Oliver Newton , . EdwaitJ M Bell 
Austin Tippett . . Charles Elow&er 
Evered Brodside Dunker. Harrv Allen 
George Gibb .... Harry Morgan 



Rufus Delaney Henry J. Bradley 

Madge Tippstt .... Nfnbel Bert 

Clara Newton . . . Ida Watermann 

Geraaium Gibb. Mrs. Harr)- Bloodgood 



Clara Lipman acted Madge Dec. 3. The Marion Manola-Mason 
company commenced here Dec 19, in " The^rmy Surgeo n" and 
" If I Were You." 

The cast of the first play was: Richard Neville, Stanislaus 
Stange; Col. Bloodgood, Lionel Bland; Kate Armitage, Adeline 
Stanhope; and the cast of the latter play was: 

Sir Timothy Carew . Herbert Archer Thomas . . . 

Major Fyvie . . . Robert McWade Mrs. Primrose 

Lieut. Lumlcy Beauchamps Doris Carew 

Junius B. Booth Philopoena - . 

Jack Charteris . . . John Mason Susan . . . 



Charles Adams 
Annie M. Clarke 

Marion Mnnola 
Hattic E Schell 
. Polly Winner 



The Manola-Mason company reappeared Jan. 9, 1893, in 
" Caste " : 



George D'AIroy 
Capt. Hawtree 
Eccles . . . 
Gerridge . . 



. . . John Mason 

. . . Myron Calice 

Robert McWadc, Sen. 

Edward F. Temple 



Dixon Charles Adams 

Marqiit»« .... Annie M. Clarke 

Esther Marion Manola 

Polly Haitie £. Schell 



"L'Ami Fritz," by Erckmann and Chatrian, was produced Jan. 
26, for the first time in this city in English. It was called *' Friend 
Fritz," and was a translation by S^anisIausStange, and had this 
cast: 



Fritz Kobus 
David Sictiel 

Frederic 
Hanezo . . 
Christel . . 



. . . John Mason 
Robert McWade, Sen, 
. . Scth M. Crane 
. Edward P. Temple 
Edward McWade 



Kalherine .... Ceontie Dickson 

Lisbelh Haitie E. Schell 

Marie Mabel Torrey 

Suzel Marion Manola 



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219 



"The Rough Diamond" was played the same nif^ht, cast thus: 
Lord Plato, F. M. Tackabcrry; Sir William Evergreen, Sewell 
Tappan Tyng; Capt. Blenheim, Sidney Hubbel Treat; Cousin 
Joe, W. T. Wood; Lady Plate, Edith Gale; Margery, Rita Law-_ 
fence. On Feb. 28 a "curtain raiser" called 
Stan islaus Stange . was produced, with this casi 
E. J. ricnlcy; Martin, W, M. Hatch; Margrrii 
Cecil, Arthur Byron; Dorothy, Kathryn Kiddci 
lowed by Bumand's "Our Club/' thus cast: 



Mdd&. Daboisson 
Stanislas Rodctzki 
Henry Leonard 
Doctor Stanmore 
Capt. Faroborough 
Capt. Ranger . . 
Baffley .... 
Tom Rippendale 



. E. J. Henley 

William Hatch 

Lawrence Hanley 

. Bert G. Clark 

W, J. Loiiergan 

James K. Kearney 

"ohn E- I nee 

F. Gibney 



l:". 



Uick Frobisher . . . Arthur Byron 
Lady Crawford . . . Dorothy Dene 
Mrs. Dubuisi^on .... Lisle Leigh 
Nellie Gurdon . , . Irene Everett 

Mrs. Wray Ida Vernoa 

Robert C. H. Taylor 

Polly Hester Mowbray 



The theatre was abruptly closed on March 3 and reopened March 
23 (for one night only) by the "Theatre of Arts and Letters'* 
company, in the following programme: ' "jTbc Decision of the 
Cour t." comedietta in one act, by Hrandcr Matthews, and the casr 
was: Stanyhurst, J. H, Gilmour; Mrs. Stanyhurst, Agnes Booth; 
Maid, Mary Sanders; Telegraph Boy, Master Harwood Eldridge; 
also " The .Other Woman/ ' a drama in one act, b y R. H. Davis , 
with this cast : Bishop, Frederic Robinson ; Latimer^ Nelson 
Wheatcroft; Ellen. Maud Monroe; followed by " iial o' the 
Hall," a romantic comedy in two acts by John Harnson, 
tlius: "^"^ 



Hal o' the Hall 
Melville . . 
Roland . . . 
Steward . . 



. . Paol Arthur 
. Eue;ene Ormonde 
. W. D. Hanbury 
. . F. \V. Sidney 



After being closed for several weeks this theatre was reopened 
May I, 1893, with Lillian Lewis as the star in "Credit Lorraine," 
and the cast was: 



Doctor Robert Terriss 

Widow of the Marquis 

Louise Pomeroy 

Speculator Mildred Hall 

Lcnora dl Castiglioni Lillian Lewis 



Lawyer John Findlay 

Innkeeper ..... lohn Bunny 

Becgar Edward Ste 

Elinor Grace Kimt>all 



Minister of Police Edmund Collier 

People's Advocate . . Arthur Elliot 
Banker and Broker . Walter Eytlnge 

Journalist Ralph Bell 

Paralytic Spy . . . Frederick Monlc 
Inspector of Police . . Frank Hilliard 

Alex. Comstock was the manager, but his reign was a brief one. 
He had leased the house for ten weeks at a rental of S500 a week, 
and had deposited $900 as a guarantee to pay the rent in advance 
each Saturday at noon. He pair! the first week's rent, but no more. 



2 20 A HISTORY OF THE NEW YORK STAGE CiSgj 



Comstock had retired a loser from Niblo's Garden some weeks 
before, but had secured a "backer" in C M. Rusk for this ven- 
ture. The receipts for the week were $238, there being one night 
but 2i8 in the house. 

The house closed May 18 until May 25, when an amateur per- 
formance occurred, and among the attractions was Tacatanee. an 
Indian coachman for Miss LilHarf Russell, as the Mocr, in the 
jealous scene from "Othello." Leonard Fletcher was the laga 
Prof. Alex. Herrmann returned May 29, 1893, for a brief period, 
after which the house was closed until Sept. 25, when a vaude- 
ville performance was given, including Mrs. Gen. Tom Thumb, 
and Count and Baron Magri, who appeared in a sketch called 
"The Countess. " Two nights of this was sufficient for everybudy 
concerned. 

Richard Mansfield reopened this theatre Oct 9, with " Beau 
Brumm ell," which was repeated Oct. 13 and matinee Oct 14. 
He afterwards acted " F iince Karl " Oct 10; " The Sca rlet 
Letter, " Oct 11; " A Parisian K6mancc^ " Oct 12; " DfOf^yTT 
and M r. Hyde." Oct 14, anc! for the "week of Oct t6T " Vrjncg 
KaFT'^Beau Brummell." "The ScarbtLLettfiu" "AParisian Ro- 
mance," and "Dr Kkyll nn.i Mr Hyde." On Octr'23,'~"Tiie 
, Merchant of Venice," with Mansfield as Shylock, for the first 
time. The cast of "Beau BrumraeU " was: 



The Prince of Wales . D. H. Harkins 
Lord Manley . . Lorimer Stoddard 
Kicliard Urinsley Sheridan 

Harrj' Weaver, Sen. 
Mr. Drummell Richard Mansfield 

Reginald Courtney. Aubrey Boucicault 
Mortimer .... A. G- Andrews 
Mr. Abrahams ■ . W. E. Bonney 



Oliver Vincent . . W. N. Griffiths 
Mariana Vincent . Beatrice Cameron 
Kathleen . . . Roiinda Bainbridgc 
The Duchess of Leamington 

Kate lister 
L.ady Farthingale . . Maud Venner 
Lodging-House Keeper . Alice I-eigh 
Mrs. St. Auby . . Alberta Gallatin 



Mr. Mansfield closed Nov. 4, and the house remained dark until 
Nov. 16, when it was reopened with the opera, "Philemon and 
Baucis," by C. Gounod, for the first time in America. The cast 
was: Jupiter, William McLaughlin; Vulcan, William Pruette; 
Philemon, Richie Ling; Baucis, Eloisc Morgan. It was preceded 
Nov. 22 by "King Rent's Daughter," with this cast: King Ren^, 
William Pruette; lolanthe, Eleanor Mayo; Tristan, Charles Bas- 
sett; Geoffrey, H. M. Ravcnscroft; .Mmeric, W. H. Faucherard; 
Eben Jahia, Joseph Fay ; Bertrand, Charles Miller; Martha, Minnie 
Dupree. 

This was the first appearance on any stage of Eleanor Mayo, 
daughter of Frank Mayo. A vaudeville entertainment began 
here Dec. 4. " Tlje^ ^ingc of the F r oth of the Crust_nf Society " 

vith this cast: Woman witli a 



was a burlesque acted Uec^ 18, wi 



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THE GAIETY THEATRE 



221 



Past, Kate Davis; Impassioned Lover, Edward J. Connelly; 
Knowing Friend, W. J. Fitzgerald; Guileless Benefactor, Jacques 
Kruger; French Maid, Miss Galloway. 

J. M. Hill became manager of this house Jan. 8, 1894, and 
opened it with a "continuous performance," but he soon got 
tired of the place, as he sold his lease to Charles Barton & Co. 
After April 21 the house was closed. Prof. Herrmann transferred 
his lease May 22 to Jennings Demarest. The house was reopened 
July 14 as "St. James Hall," with Alex. Comstock as manager, 
and an opera company in **The Bohemian Girl," with this cast: 
Count Arnheim, Alfred Seaton; Thaddeus. Payne Clarke; Flore- 
stcin, Charles Lang; Devilshoof, S. H. Dudley; Captain, M. D. 
Wilt; Arline, Amelia Harrison; Buda, Miss Alton; Queen of 
Gypsies, Lizzie Annandale. "II Trovatore " was sung July 16. 
There was no performance after this until Sept. 29, when Corn- 
stock gave a minstrel entertainment, with Willis P. Sweatnam and 
Burt Haverly on the "ends." Symonds, Hughes, Master Rastus, 
Ramscyer, Currier, Yundt, Raymond Shaw, Emil Bauer, Andrada, 
McWade, and others were in the company. The minstrel season 
closed Dec. 15. and Richard Golden appeared Dec. 17 in " QM J gd 
Prooty. " Golden was incapacitated (?) on several e v e n i n gs Ju r 1 ng* 
theweek, and his part was acted by F. C. Wells, who died in New 
York, Oct. 20, 1899. The house was closed Dec. 31 and Jan. i, 1895, 
and was reopened Jan. 2 with William T. Gregg as lessee, who 
began his tenancy of the house with a series of lectures, the first 
of which was by Garrett P. Scr\'iss. After a few nights the house 
was closed, but reopened April 18 (for one night only) by the 
young men of the Hasty Pudding club of Harvard, who romped 
through an impressionist dell of a place in Arcadia, and wound 
up in an Aubrey Beardsley Hades. The cast of "Pro serpina" 
was: Pluto, W. K. Brice; Exemplicus. W. Ames; Dan Cupid. J. 
Purdon ; Chief Clerk, V. S. Thomas; Corj'don, R. D. Wrenn; 
Jupiter, J. L. Stackpole, Jr.; Mrs. Ceres, C. M. Flandreau; Pros- 
erpina, I. S. Adams; Mrs. Venus, E. G. Merrill. 

An amateur organization called the Idlers gave a performance 
May 18, of " Simlipl^t and Shadow s." for the benefit of the pension 
fund of the Sandy Hook Pilots'association. The house reopened 
SepL 2 as "The Gaiety Theatre," under the management of 
Alfred E. Aarons, with "TheWhite Crook," when Zelda Nicolaus 
made her debut in this cTty! rsKam*s Octoroons appeared Sept. 
16; the "Night Owls" burlesque company, Sept. 23; "The 
Gaiety Burlesquers." Sept. 30; Sam Jack's Creoles came Oct. 
7; the Rentz-Santley minstrels, Oct. 21. On Dec. 27. the 
theatre was closed by order of the sheriff for non-payment of 
rent. It was reopened Saturday noon, Feb. 8, 1896, by John B. 
Doris, with continuous performances. After a few months the 



222 A HISTORY OF THE NEW YORK STAGE Ci9«» 



house was closed again, but was reopened on Sept. 28 by H. W. 
Becker, with a vaudeville entertainment. A change of policy 
occurred the second week of the new management, and on Nov. 
30, the house opened with Charles Arthur's stock company, in 
*'Jlprcet-Me-Not, " with this cast: Sir Horace Welby, Frederick 
Pauloin^; FilUto, Robert Paton Gibbs; Prince Malleotti, \Vm. 
Robyns; John, Frank Sutherland; Porter, Alfred Johnson; Alice 
Vemey, Caroline Rudolph; Mrs. Foley, Sylvia Hariman; Ste- 
phanie dc Mohrivart, Jeffreys I-cwis. 

V The week of Dec. 7 the house was closed, but was reopened 
(Dec 14 as the "Savov Theatre," under the management of 
Lionel Lawrence, with " ^ocjcty Shadows," by Ho ward P. Tay lor, 
with this cast: 



Rodncj- Gray . . 
Willard BUir . . 
Gerald Clayton . 
Billy BIy . - . 
Joseph . . . . 
Alameda Clayton 



W. A. Wh.tecar 
. Paul Evcrton 
. Geo. Spraguc 
. jos. Leorandt 
Frank Sutherland 
Maud Winter 



Minnie Clayton .... Nora Mack 

Jane Lillian Spac« 

Mrs. Scandal . . . Sylvia Hariman 

Mabel Grace Sheridan 

Martha Moulton . . Jeffreys Lewis 



This play was acted all that week and Jan. 4, 1897, but the 
house was closed abruptly Jan. 5. When the curtain rose on 
the first act of "Society Shadows." Jeffreys Lewis came to the 
footlights and announced' tliat owing to the absence of Maud 
Winter, one of the members of the cast, the play could not be 
given. She added that the theatre would be closed for the rest of 
the week. It continued closed until it was reopened with a"Vcre- 
oscope" exhibition, but soon closed once more. On Oct. 27, the 
house was reopened as the "Jonah Theatre," with a Corbett and 
Kitzsimmons prize fight exhibition. After a few weeks it closed 
and reopened Jan. i, 1898, as " Sam Jack's Theatre," with a 
burlesque company. Sam Jack died April 27, 1899, and the house 
closed April 28. the commissioners of the Doard of Police refusing 
to grant a license for it It nevertheless was reopened Nov. 20, 
1899, as the "Theatre Comique," by Leo C. Teller, with a bur- 
lesque performance. Gus Hill became associate manager Dec. 
18 by advancing $1000. He retired from the management in 
March, igoa " Sapho, " by Geo. Paxton, was presented April 
16, with this "cast: jean Gaussin, William Bonelli; Uncle 
Cesaire, Joseph Dailey; Coudal, Mcllville Collins; Deshelctte. 
Ernest Howard; Hettema, Charles Burbidge; Fanny Lc Grand, 
Agnes Ardeck. The house closed April 28, and was reopened 
Dec. 17, 1900, as the "Thi^-atre Comique," by G. Weil, with 
vaudeville acts, including Julia Morrison (the woman who shot 
and killed an actor in the South a short time before), in a sketch 
called " The Mode l." The burlesque "JJOn\eg" was also given. 



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ABERLE'S AMERICAN THEATRE 



223 



TTie house closed abruptly December 38, 1900. After remaining 
closed for several months the place was leased by Sam S. Shubert, 
who made many alterations, and the house was opened Oct. 6, 
igo2, as "The Princess," with a three-act comedy called "The 
Night of the Party," by Weedon Grossmith. Mr Grossmith was 
the star, supported by an entire English company. 



THE THIRD AVENUE THEATRE 

THE Third Avenue Theatre was situated at 443-445 Third 
Avenue, cast side, below Thirty-first Stiect. Another 
instance of transferring a house of worship into a place of amuse- 
ment was thai of the Third Avenue Theatre. It was opened for 
dramatic performances July 26, 1875. In August J. S. Berger 
became manager, and turned it into a variety theatre. Later in 
the season he introduced dramatic performances. It was opened 
by Benj. W. Hitchcock, with variety performances, Oct. 11, 1875. 
The next season Mr. Hitchcock continued as manager, and after 
making alterations, opened the house in June, 1876, with a dra- 
matic company. On June 12 Fanny Herring appeared in "The 
French Spy;" June 19, she acted Jack Sheppard, W. J. Fleming 
came here Nov. 20, in "Custe r ami IIi> Avenger. ' After being 
closed for a short time the theatre upuncd Jan. 29, 1877, with 
Charles Chevalier as manager. He offered Hooley & Rice's min- 
strels as his first attraction. "The Two Orphans "came Feb. 5 
for two weeks; "Wrestling ]oe," Feb. 26; Thomas G. Riggs, 
March 5, in "T]i£Llrish.Petec.tive," for three nights; and finished 
the week with " Tiic Faa tcat Boy;" Charles Foster, March ig, in 
"Saved aj t .SffVfi" " The season terminated March 24. 

A colored organization appeared week of July 3, in " Under the 
Yffke, or pnadman Free." 

In September, Mr. C)hevalier commenced with the following 
dramatic company: Jos. P. Winter, Frank M. Wills, J. S. 
Rooney, M. B. Pike, C. Howard, Harry Tayler, W. A. Grcg- 
ston, R. Brower, C. W. Francis, J. Bryban, T. Hamilton, Fannie 
Lewis, Maggie Ferris, Miss A. Laurens, Katie Chevalier, Dot 
Aborn, Minnie Hatch, and John H. Mulligan. 

The house was reopened as "Aderle's Amekican Theatre," 
on Nov. n, 1878. The prices of admission were ten, fifteen, and 
twenty-five cents. " Wild B ill " was presented, with Julian Kent 
as the star, who also nad a wrestling bear. A variety entertain- 
ment was also given Nov. iS. Minnie Oscar Gray and W. T. 
Stephens appeared in drama, with performing dogs. For several 
weeks a variety entertainment was presented. The house was 
closed Jan. 4, 1879.. J. Aberl& was also manager at this time of 



224 A HISTORY OF THE NEW YORK STAGE CiW3 



the Tivoli on the south side of Eighth Street (St. Mark's Place), 
between Second and Third avenues. 

In September, 1879, H. C. Miner and Thos. Canary opened the 
house as "The Aherican Theatre," and closed in November to 
reopen Dec. 26, as "Dick Parker's American Theatre," with 
a specialty company, including Dclchanty and Hengler, John 
Morris, the Three Rankins, Manchester and Jennings. NuUy 
Pieris, Sallie St. Clair, Otto Burbank, and Dick Parker in the 
company. A benefit for the famished Irish people matinee March 
17, 188a For the season of 1882-83. Richard Parker was the pro- 
prietor and Harry Montague, manager. Then the premises were 
reconstructed by McKee Rankin, and its old name of "The Third 
Avenue Theatre" was resumed Sept. 3, 1883, with Joseph Jef- 
ferson and his company in "JL jp Van Wi nkle." The cast was: 
Charles Plunkett as Derrick; FT F. raylTyv, Cockles; Percy 
Shelly (right name Percy Plunkett), Nick Vcddcr; Geo. Lynch, 
Stein; Rosa Rand, Gretchen ; Tommy Russell, Hendrick; Fannie 
Gonzales, Mccnie; T. H. Spencer, Hendrik Hudson; E, S. John- 
son, Dwarf; and in act three R. L. Downing as Hendrik; Lillian 
Lee, Meenie; Mrs. Gonazles, Katchen; and T. Lockyear, Seth. 

Mr. Rankin erected an entirely new theatre, and commenced in 
September. The auditorium had a parquet with six hundred and 
fifty seats, a balcony circle with six hundred and thirty seats, and 
a gallery with six hundred seats. Frank Curtis was associated with 
Rankin in the management Clara Morris appeared as Camille 
Sept. 17. Mr. and Mrs. McKcc Rankin appeared Oct. i, in 
" Forty-nine " and " Carrots : " Kate Claxton, Oct. 33, acted in 
'^fieSca oTlce;" Effie Ellsler came Nov. 5, in ".Courage," 
with this cast: 



Blanche Grey 
Ign:Uio Ortii . 
I'omp . . 
Alfred Grey . 
Howard Temple 
Gfo. t)cnnt<;on 
Dominique Mendoza 
Luis Cespedes . . 



. . EflSe Blister 

. Frank Weston 

. ^ratt Holmes 

. H. B. Phillips 

H. A. Weaver, Jr. 

Geo. W. Howard 

. Jno. Burke 

. C. de Bevoisc 



Juan Cespedes 
Lieut. Gonzales 
Mnria Cespedes 
Col. Villalonga 
Tado . . . 
Jose Garcia 
Laura Morales 



. S. K. Chesier 
. J. M. Colville 
. Josie Wilmere 
C. M. Potter 
F. M. Kendricks 
. Robt Bourne 
. . Mattie Earle 



William Barry and Hugh Fay appeared Nov. r2 in "Jxiah-^n&r 
iQ£XiQXX" Nov- 19 Maggie Mitchell acted " Fanr^ ^" and " Li^t]e 
Barefoot " during the week; Mr and Mr.s. W. J. Florence began 
an engagement Nov, 26 in "^lig^fity DuUar;' William J. Scanlan, 
week of Dec. 3 in Hartley Campbell's play, " Friend and Foe;" 
Richard Manshcld acted "A_ Far is ian R omance " weefc ol l!>ec. 
10; Madame Janauschek commenced ~t)ec. 17 in "Mary Stuart." 
and during the week acted " Hlcak House; " M. B. Curtis, Dec. 
24, in "Sam'l of Posen: " 0ec. 31, Saisbury's Troubadours in 



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APOLLO THEATRE 



225 



, 111 /~\ i7Uiii,ii ui fkcyo , ijui oiiiiLU ANU3a^<ii 

in " EtJgcwood Folks;'* Oliver Doud Byron 
in "Across the Continent;" " Le Voyage en 



" Three_of__a_Kin4 ; " Harry Lacy and Emily Rigl week of Jan. 
7, i884,'3tan'ed in " A Planter's \yife ;" John A. Stevens came 
Jan. 14 in " Passion's' Slave ; " Mr. and Mrs. McKee Rankin 
offered Bret Harte's " Gabrie l Conroy"Jan. 21, and it proved a 
great failure. ' ' 

Kate Claxton purchased McKce Rankin's interest Dec. 24, but 
did not assume the management until Feb. 4, 1884, when "T bat_ 
Man," by Celja Logan, was acted. "Wanted a Partner" came 
T'ebr 11; THc '^^arks Company," h^iHecPBy^WiITie Edouin, 
were seen Feb. 18, in "A Bunch of Kej^s;" Sol Smith Russell 
was seen Feb. 25 ' " " "" """ ~ 

appeared March 3 

Suisse" was done March 10; "A fiunch of Keys" returned March 
17; The Madison Square Theatre company came here March 24 in 
"The Rajahi" John T. Raymond came March 31 in " For Con- 
gress;" "Romany Rye" was played April 7; the Bijou Opeia 
House company were seen April 14 in "Orpheus and Eurydice;" 
Maud Granger appeared April 21 in "C laire a nd the Forge 
Jilasler;" Annie Pixley was seen in " Zara7* April '2^ 29, and In 
" M'lis s " April 30, May i, 2, 3; Dion Boucicault appeared May 
^ in "^l^c ^ l^ ^ughrgyp; " Robson and Crane were seen May 12 in 
" Qur Bachelo rs ; " Ada Gray produced "Eiast Lynne" May 19; 
Kate Claxton was seen May 26 in "The Two Orphans." Barry 
and Fay appeared June 2 in "funety^sevenor Seventy-nine.'" 
After having been closed for the^summer, McKee Rankin resumed 
the management Aug. 30, reopening with female ushers. On Oct. 
13 josephi Arthur 's nameless comedy, "A Play — a Plot;" was orig- 
inally acted. (Jn Oct. 27 " lohn Logan, or the Silent Man," was 



seen; Nov. 3 John A. Stevens came, m "XTnknown. " Mr. Stevens 
appeared Nov. 7 as Richelieu. "Notice to Quit " was first acted 
in America Nov. 24. A co-operative stock company was then 
formed, consisting of Mr. and Mrs. McKee Rankin, D. H. 
Harkins, J. J. Wallace, Theo. Hamilton, Frank Mordaunt, and 
Mr. Halley. "^rqu|;ht to Justice" was produced Dec. la The 
house closed Dec. 23, and did not reopen until the Christmas 
matinee. The illness of Mrs. Rankin was announced as the cause 
of the closing of the theatre Dec. 23, and Alma Stuart Stanley as- 
sumed her rdtc Dec. 24. and during the remaining performances. 
McKee Rankin retired from the management Jan. 3, 1885. " Hearts^ 
pf Oak " was the closing attraction. ~" 

Ad. NeucndorfF became the next manager. He began Jan. 5 
with German performances. He called the house the "Apollo 
Theatre," and opened with " Der Fechter von Ravenna," with 
Magda Irschick, Louise Muldencr, Hcrr Murray, and Herr Lederer 
in the cast. Owing to bad business Mr. Neuendorff closed in a 
fortnight. On Jan. 26 Tony Pastor and M. B. Leavitt became 

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226 A HISTORY OF THE NEW YORK STAGE ItWj 



the managers, and opened the theatre with "An ^^^'^^^<"i Fri*^ " 
Their partnership expired June 6, and the house was once more 
closed. 

It was reopened by J. M. Hill, Sept, 7, 1885, with Frank Mayo 
in " Nordeck ." supported by Kathryn Kidder and F. F. Mackay. 
" Nojxieck " was acted five weeks, '*- ^ H qX% ] ^rjm e " was seen 
Oct. 12, followed, Oct, 26, by J. Newton Gotthold in " For a 
^rOth'^ 8 '^(Cr" D. E. Bandmann appeared here Nov. 1 in 
" HamTet ; " Nov. 2, "The Merchant of Venice;" matinee Nov. 
3» " East^JL^iane ; " evening Nov. 3, "Othello;" Nov. 4 and 
matinee NovioT "Romeo and Juliet;" Nov. 5, " Nai^cisse : " 
Nov. 6, "Richard III." Louise Rial occupied the theatre the 
following week, in " Fy^'iOf '"^ F"^^ " 'da MuUe made her dfbut 
as a star Nov. 6, in "Jj jmplfi s;" " Uncle Tpm's C^b|n " was done 
Nov. 23; Frank Frayne came in " Si Slocum " Nov. 30; M. B. 
Curtis in "Sam'l of Posen. " Dec. 7; F. S. Chanfrau in "^ttlL" 
Dec 14; Lester & Allen's"minstrels, Dec. 21. John L. Sullivan, 
the prize fighter, and Muldoon, the wrestler, were features of this 
company. Jan. 4, 1886, Tony Dcnier's Pantomime company was 
seen in " Humpt y Dumpty ; " Jan. 11, J. J. Dowling in " Mflbedy's 
XJaim;" Jan. iS;^ Murray and Murphy, in "Our ^rish Vis itors:" 
Jan. 25, " Aljflflg^^old ; " Feb. i, the Madison Square Theatre 
company TJp^ JheRai ah ;"' Feb. 8, " The Banker's Daughter : " 
Feb. 15, "A Bunch of Keys;" Feb. 22, 23, 24. Jos. Murjitiy in 
"KQrryjGowr^^T'cSr 25, 26, 27, in " ^hamiRhue ; " March 1, 
"The Mikado;" March 8, "The Colleen Bawn;" March 15. 
Carrie Swain in "Jads^Jn theBo x. " 

F. B. Warde opened m^Vii^imus " March 22, repeated March 
23; "Ingomar" was given matinee March 24; "Damon and Pyth- 
ias," March 24, 26; "Richelieu," March 25; "The Lady of 



"H^zcl KJrkeT^' May 3, Ada Gray in "EastJLynne;" May to, 
Milton Nobles in " Jhe Phoenix," for three nights, and " ^fl"^ flf ^ 
Law "the rest of the we^TMay 17, "maiva Farnier's Daughter :" 
May 24, " Uncle_Tonil5jCa*pin ; " May 31, John A. Stevens in " Pas- 
sion^Slave;"" a specially company week of June 7, followed"^y 
Rose~LXsTe, June 14, in "The Sea of Ice;*' Pauline Markham in 
"The Lady of Lyons," June 21. The season closed June 28. 

The house was reopened Aug. 16, 1886, with Bristol's trained 
horses. H. R. Jacobs purchased J. M. Hill's lease on Dec. 21, 
and the house was then known as "H. R. Jacobs* Third Avenue 
Theatre." " The Lon g Strike " was the first performance. Frank 
Mayo returned Jan. 17, 1887^ in ".Nordeck." On Jan. 24 cheap 
prices went into effect. Among the combinations which played 



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during the remainder of this season (1886-87) were: Ada Gray's 
" Taken irom LU e." Pauline Markham, " May B lossom." Pat 
Rooney, " 5l^_AunL-EndS^^ " "Her At onemen t, " SHcKael Stro- 
go|f," "£eck;;s_Bai^ Uoy," " Xh_e_ia^iICrMFH;" Gray STSte'phen's 
' Uncle X o"^^s Cabin," "Inshavogue," Hick's & Sawyer's min- 
strels, and Ada Gray, the season closing June 25. The season of 
1887-88 opened Aug. 22, 1887, with "Passion's Slave." Edmund 
K. Collier appeared Aug. 29, in " J^ck*^5^cr^ and during the 
week acted in " Metamoi a" and " VirgmTus;" "Zitka" was done 
Sept. 5; Frank Fray ne came Sept, 12 in "Maijla^T'^Sept. 19, the 
spectacle of " Zozo " was acted ; Sept. 26, Cliarles A. Gardner in 
" Karl^ ' Frankle Kemble appeared May 14. 1888, in 'l^ybij." 
with this cast: 



Brown Madder 
Horace Paxton 
John Dart . . 
James Henson 
Crooked Mike 



, . Harry B. Bell 

Howard Kyle 

Fred C. Brooke 

W. J. Con.sUntine 

, . Bart Wallace 



Mark O'Donnell . 
Rachel Pendleton 
Grace Pendleton 
Bessie .... 



Geoi^ Schaeffer 
Margaret Hatch 

Annie Lockhart 
Little Josie Lloyd 



Lottie Church was to have followed in ".Unknown," but the 
theatre was closed May 18, by the Department oF t^uTj] ic Build- 
ings. The building that stood on the comer of Thirty-first Street 
next to the theatre had been torn down, and that left the theatre 
wait without support. As there was danger of the wall falling, 
the theatre was closed. " Passion's Slav e " was produced Aug. 16, 
for the opening of the regular season of 1 888-89. 

N. S. Wood, Aug. 20. acted " Waijs of New York ; " Aug. 27, 
" Streets of N ew York:" Sept. 3, " Wage s of Sin" company; 
Sept. 10, Australian Novelty company; Sepmy, "True Irish 
Hear ts ; " Sept. 24, "The Two Johns;" Oct. i, for two weeks, 
'' ^lB5tite_ Cu stQ^lr." was acteJ^ wTtTi Jennie Kimball as the fea- 
ture. Vhe season closed July 16, 1889, with " Hi&j^atiir al Life." 
The next season opened Aug. 12, 1889, with "A t^arlC Siae "of a 
Gryat Cit v:" Aug. 19, "'lime Will Tell" was acted; the melo- 
drama. "^ t he Rajik a." Aui;. j6; "Blue and the Gray," Sept. 2; 
" Out in ih c^tryU ." Sept. 9; Corinne acted for two weeks in 
" Tlr^ diat^" from Sept. 16; Frank Krayne began Sept. 30 in 
"DTo^ncs' Tramp;" "Xuie Irish Hearts," Oct. 7; "A Bunch 
otj^cys '^was acted week of Oct. 14; Edwin Arden commenced 
an engagement Oct. 2t, in " Barrel Oyt ; " Hardee and Von Leer 
Oct. 28, in " On t^h e Frontier;" Nov. 4, "Alone in London" 
was acted. Feb. 2, 1890, " 4uXJaiJc— Secret ; " Feb. 9, "Beacon 
Lights;" Feb. 16. R. D. Maclean and Marie Prescott came in 
"Ihftiiladialpr;" Feb. 20. matinie Feb. 21, "As You Like It;" 
night Feb. 2r» "Richard IIL;" Feb. 23. " Lost in New Y ork : " 
March 2. Cleveland's Colored minstrels; Marcn 9, j. H. Wailick 



228 A HISTORY OF THE NEW YORK STAGE Cifgi 



in " Jhs Cattle King ;" March i6, " The Fairy'sJVel l," Carroll 
Johnson, was Si:en : March 2Z. " The Twelve j'gfT lPtS'^'BB" ' " March 
30, "Siberi a:" " Held by the Enemy." April 6; " Ma_ster a nd 
Man.^'April 13; "TRrSSnaffia;yLWife," April 20; " The' Bo ttom 
oTThe^Sea," ApriPz/; "The _ClemejiD:au._Ose." with L.aura 
Uiggar as Iza. Wm. Haworth as~Pierre, M. J. Jordan as Con- 
stantine, and Josephine Laurens as Mme. Clemenceau. "The 
Burglar " came May n. During the matinee performance. May 
1 1, Hefen Ottolengui was taken ill, and her r6le was assumed by 
Hattic Schell. " The Broom M aker," with James Rcilly as the 
star, appeared May lii, loiio^ed^May 25 by "Alone in London;" 
June I, "Tom Sawder;" "The Oiiten of the Plains" was seen 
June 8; anc! the last wccC^uf llic season was to have been 
"Woman Afpj p&t W oman," but the management closed the house 
June 13. 

The season 1890-91 opened Saturday evening, Aug. 22. "The 
■Paymas ter " was the attraction week commencing Aug. 25. Nel- 
son's Great World show commenced at special matinee Monday, 
Sept. I (Labor Day), followed Sept. 8 by Charles L. Davis in 
" Alvin Joslin ;" Sept. 15, "D evil's M ine." Oct. 8. Corinnc ap- 
peared nere in "Carmen," an^commue3 for two weeks. " Fabio 
Roman i " was seen for the 6rst time in New York Oct. 22. ~\t is 
not the first dramatization of that novel. " Count Q audio. " by 
Robert L. Downing (done at Detroit, Mich.fSept. 2/ rtSg), and 
r The Ven getta" by W. A. WMtecar (acted at_Concord, N. H., 
[June 12, 1559), 
theatre was: 



are from the same source. The cast at this 



[ Fabio Roman! } 

Count Caesar Oliva ( 
Guide Ferrari . . 
Kespetli .... 

[ Kra Antonia . . . 

ICaaparo Fcntremolo, 

IFraiiciaco Gualdro . 



Walter Lawrence 

JoIiD Fay Palmer 
Chas. L. Farwell 
. - F. Bernard 
Horatio Appleby 
. T. K, Haiiiblin 



Piatro Geo. C. Deoton 

Vincenzo Flamma . . Chas. Ashley 

Plavano Harry Linton 

Mother Biscardi . ■ . Addie F'arwell 

Lilla Belle Mortimer 

Nina Frances Field 



On Oct. 13 N. S. Wood acted in " Qut_jnt hc Stree ts ; " Oct. 

20, " lyvanggjinr;" Oct. 27, Katie I'litnarvi m *■ t'hg ^) Td l , :^pQsity 

Shop;" Nov. 3 J. J. Downing and Sadie Hasson were seen in 
'^he Bcd^5pider"and " Nobody' s Claim ;" Nov. lo. " The Fat 
Ten's ClubT^Nov. 17, Chas. lirVerner, in "Shamus O'SrienT' 



Tov. 24,'Geo. C. Staley, in "A Royal Pass ;"'^ Dec. 1, 
J-eaf;*' Dec. 8. " A Bun ch of Kc}s," followed. Dec. 15, by Chas^ 
T. Ellis, in "Caspar thrVodler;" Dec. 22. " Wife for Wife ;" 
Dec. 29, "Tiie^ Great Metropolis;" Jan. 5, iSqi. " Unc of the 
Finest" was presented; Jan. 12, "An iL'^^mPTl's fifl"**" TiaH Ua 
first New York performance. The cast was; 



i«9i] H. R. JACOBS* THIRD AVENUE THEATRE 229 



Teddy Patrick Miles 

Deonis Frank Davis 

Squire Avery . . . Percy Kfngaley 

Shatnus H. H. Horion 

Arthur .... W. H. Prendergast 
Justice Wright . . . Tom O'Brien 

Phalin Young Ireland 

Jim J. W. Flood 



Ed . . . 
Larry 

Eileen . . 

Rosie . . 
Mrs. Nagle 

Gertie . . 

Sheriff . . 



T. H. Maguire 
. . Wm. R. Murphy 
. Lida Holden Lester 
. . Blanche Boyer 
. . Maurice Holaen 
Little Dot Clarendon 
, . . . Wm. Paton 



" A Tin Soldier " was seen week Jan. 19; "Moogy^Mad," Jan. 
26; " A^iianc Secr et," Feb. 2; "Beacon Lights, '"^ Feb. gT MacLcan 
and Prescott, PCb. 16 in repertory; 'Mjt^.inNew York," Feb. 
23; Cleveland's minstrels. March 2; J. H. VVanTck, "March 9; 
" ^iry's _\y .eH," March 16; "Twfll"f* J>mp^'*^'""S" March 23; 
" SThpf^^ Marrh 30; " UcUl by the Enemy," April 6; "Master 
and M an." April 13; " Runawa^VVifc/ April 20; " Bott"oifi of 
ine Sea," April 27; " Clem enceau Case. " May 4; "The Burglar;" 
^Tay^I I ; James Reilly in"The Broom Maker," May iH. "Alone 
in London," May 25; "Toni Sawyer," June i; and the season 
closed June 20, with "Woman Aj^inst Woman." 

The next season began Aug. 22, with " TheCrniskeen Lawn," 
which ran for two weeks, and had this cast: 



Dublin Dan 
Silas Stone 
Mike KeUy . 
Gill Riley . . 
Paddy Miles . 
Mr. Carney 
Warden Murphy . 
Capt. Connor 
John Heof)- 
(iuard • • ■ 



. Paddr Murphy 
. H.'P. Kcene 
Robert Sheridan 
. W. M. Kelts 
. W.J Mason 
. . J. C. Garr 
Wm. McMahon 
Charles McNurney 
, W. F. Perkins 
T. O'Connor 



Clancy . . . 

Cuckoos . . 

Kate Carney . 
Mrs. Kelly . 

Neil Carney . 
Nora Ma^fuire 



. . . . H. Madden 

{Wm McMahon 
W. F. Perkins 
Charles McNumcy 
T. O'Connor 
.... Nell Kecne 
. . . Maggie Lcland 
. Little Kiltie .Murphy 
. . . Eva Whecter 



"The World Against Her" was given Sept. 7, by the Wallace- 
Vifla^ company, WllowC^r^ept- 14, by "The Orphans of New 
York:" Sept. 21. :ii''abio Romani : " 5ept. 28. "Tru e Irish 
Heart s ; " Oct. 5, Gracic Emmott in "The Pulse of Nc^v^^ork f" 
Oct. 12, Pat Rooney's company in "TTord Rcfney;" Oct 19, 
Corinne in " Cabmen up to Dat e:" OcF. 26, " A C ure lur the 
Blues ," preceded by "The Cape Mail," was presented by 11. M. 
f itt and a number of his pupils from his Boston (Mass.) school. 
This comedy is better known as " Pla ying with. Fire," and was 
written by John Brougham. Clement ScoTt^ one-act play, "The 
Cape Mail," was first acted in America in 1883, at Wallack's 
Theatre, with Herbert Kelcey, Adele Measor, C. P. Flockton, 
Rose Coghlan, and Mme. Ponisi in the cast. *'Th e F airy's 
Well " appeared Nov. 2; " Held by_ the Enemv " commenced 
mating Nov. 9; " lyiugg^'s Lagd in^T^ Nov. 16; "The Great 
{JctropoUs," Nov. 23; " The Ilevil's Min e." Nov. 30; J. H. 



230 A HISTORY OF THE NEW YORK STAGE CxSfls 



Wallick, Dec. 7, in " The Bandit King :" Dec. 14, " The Da n - 
^gr ?^ if|fnnl ;" Dcc. 21, Mastcf and g ^n:" Dec. 28~ V(Jne'^p f 
the Bravest " came here; Ian, a. i«q2. " Hifds of a feathe r" was 
seen, with Chas. Bowser, Frank McNish, and Louis Grisel in the 
cast; "La Belle Mari e," Jan. 11, with Agnes Ilerndon as the 
star; "Jj he ivy 1^^^ came Jan. 18, followed, Jan. 25, by Prim- 
rose & West's minstrels ; " The Fast MaiL " Feb. i, and "JLost 
ip New Yor k." Feb. 8; " ThcCruifiltceiXaaLD. " Feb. 15; " T^e 
StQMi away7 Feb. 22; Edwin Arden] Feb. 29. in " Night a n^ 
SJoroi ng." an altered version of "Raglan's Way;" Ada Ofay, 
March 7, in " Fn^t I ypyy^g;" "T he Dear Irish Bo v." March 14, 
with Gus Reynolds as the star; "T'b^JgSJl "L^'^Ji'"" March 21 ; 
"Forgjven. " March 28, Ralph Delmore and Frederick Bryton as 
tfie"s6rs; "The White Slave." April 4; " A Dark Secret ," April 
11; " McCarthy's Mis&a' i^;*'"^pril 18; " Hands _Across the Sea ." 
Aprilg^q; " Grimes^ i^eUar Do or." May "ST"" 

"The B urglar" came Way 9: "UandJ,** May 16, with T. J. 
Cronin as lhc"~Slar ; " .One of the .HravSt ," May 23; "Uncle 
Tg tp's C^^iin " May ^o: " The_waR^ pi ain ." June 6; "Vight- 
ing F ortune," June 13. The season closed June 18. 

The theatre opened Saturday night, Aug. 20^ with Decker Bros,' 
minstrels. " The Cruiskeen Lawn " came Aug. 29, for two weeks; 
Sept. 12 " The P^y T*^! "" ^^ ^*^"- **^*^ Florence Bindley as 
the star; " Ihc IJ ure^M^. ^* Sept. 19; Dan McCarthy, Sept. 26, in 
" The Ramblers fromClar e:" Oct. 3, N. S. Wood; " Good Ol d 
Time s," Oct. 10, with H. M. Pitt as the hero; "Mr. Totter^of_ 
TSaLZ Oct. 17; Ada Gray in " East Lynne/ ' Oct. 24; "The 
-Stiiigg ic of Life, " Oct. 31; " The 1 yo i^^s^e rs." Nov. 7; Chas, 
L. Davis, Nov. 14, in " Alvin Joslin ; " Edwin Arden, Nov. 21, in 
".EagklsXest." Tames H. Wallick came, in " The Cattle King." 
Nov. 28; " Jerry " was played Dec. 5; " A Pair_of Kids ." Dec. 12; 
" Lo rd Roo ncy, " Dcc. 19; " fihi1^"""l pf a Gr fft^^ itv." Dec. 26; 
"^n[ tsk&en Law n/' Jan. 2, 1893; " Lost in N ew York" was done 
Jan. q; " fuise^of New York," Jan. 16; "Usvil's Mine," Jan. 23; 
"AJKentuckFErT'' Jan. 30; "Hustler." Feb. 6; " One of th e 
^X^^T'FeE. 13; " White Slav eT^eb. 20; " ''■• Dago," Feb. 
27; "Stowaway." March 6; " A Hole in the G March 13; 

" Siberia.^'ntrarch 20; "S ide Tracked ,'" March 27; ' McCarth ys 
MIsKap-s," April 3; " Out in tbe'g rrets." April lo; " SJdbped b v 
tEe_Lieht of t he Moon ," April 17; "Grimes* Cell ar Dp or,^ April 
34r^Ta4L_MaU»" May i; "Shimui> {iHncn,' MHy^; "Feck's 
Bad B oy/' May 15; "Mul;.;'s I.an.'i:.-. May 22; "ThtfianEJers 
jro m dare," May 29; the season closed June 3. 

^I heUicatre was reopened Aug. 12, with the " Diamond Breaker :" 
"The Ran.' o m Clare " came here Aug. 2i ; " tjis^ in T^e w 

York, " Aui. . Tat Mens Club, " Sept. 4; " Fay Trai n." Sept 



iB»5] H. R. JACOBS' THIRD AVENUE THEATRE 23 1 



»fc-IJ>fi. A.." Oct 30; 



. ^ . , ^eaf." Nov. 6 ; " The Bottom 

fia," Nov, 13; "Thg ^^Qut." Nov. 20; " The cniial^e en 
Lawn." Nov. 27; " Opera tor ." Dec. 4; " Midnight Alarm ." Dec. 
11; " Uncle Tom's Q abln7" Dec. 18, with Peter Jackson, the pu- 
gilist, as Uncle Tom, " A Flag of Truce " came Dec. 25 ; 'l^ulse 
of New Yo rk." Jan. i, 1894; " .\ K.jiUucky Girl." Jan. Si^Tj;^ 
0£phaa&-o£ New York," Jan, 15; " liiiiL-M*iil." Jan. 22; "Ole 
Qlsen . " Jan. jo; " The Strug g le o f Life," Feb. 5; "O'Dowd's 



Feb. 19; " The Hustle r." 
_Ma^o," March 12; '*The 



NcigU^rs, " leb. 12; " The Stowaways. 
Feb. 26; ",M>Ljack," March 5; '' Pride of 



lal in High L ife." May 21: "Two Orphans." May 



14; " A ^sc andal 

28; " Pgr,^'q ^<aA^UnY/- jiinf* 4; the scason closed June 9, 

The theatre was reopened Aug. 27, with '* The ^'rodjg a l ^''^^^^J L' * 
John L. Sullivan, in " iV True Am^fica n." appeared Sept. 3; '*The 
,J-i£tiiuaid-" canie Sept. lo: " M v Aun^ Bri(^ f;et. " Sent. i7;"PciJ^s 
BadBo v/' Sept. 24; " The Still A larm," Oct 1 ; "Hossand fToss.** 
Oct 8; Dan McCarthy was seen Oct. 15, in "Pxidc of ^Iayo;" 
" The Ensig n " was done Oct. 22; "A Fla^oi Xtucfi," Oct. 29; 
" The Two Sist ers." Nov. 5; "Jane,"" Nov. 12; " The Powe r of 
Qold," Nov. 19; "Waifs of New York," Nov. 26; "Ivy Leaf." 
Dec. 3; " Work andTWaJges ." Pcc.~io : "McKenna's FTiffalmns," 
Dec. 17; "'D uffy's Blunder s." Dec. 24, with Barney Fcrfjuson as 
the star; "' McFaaaen's fcllopcmen t." Dec. 31; "The Diamond 
Breaker " was seen Jan. 7, 1895; •''The World Against HSf*" by 
the" Agnes Wallace-Villa company, Jan. 14; the Russell Bros, 
variety combination came here Jan. 21; Hyde's vaudeville com- 
pany, Jan. 28; Mme. and Auguslin Neuvillewere seen in "The 
Boy T^ramp," Feb. 4. for three nights, and "Cell No. 22" foTTTTe 
rest of the week ; " Down in Dixie " was done Feb. 11;" The Stow - 
^away," Feb. 18; "Jhe Hustler," Feb. 25; Dixon's specialty coni- 
pany came here March 4; " Yon Yo nsg" " March 11; N. S. Wood, 
March 18. in "XjjjtJ n the Stre ets;" Weber and Field's company, 
March 25; " In the Te nderlofn." April i; a vaudeville company, 
April 8; Robt Fitzslmmons' specially company, April 15; 



fhc season closed June i. 



This theatre was destroyed by fire just after midnight on June 
17. The fire originated in the upper part of the building, A new 
theatre was erected on the site, and opened in an unfinished con- 
dition Jan. 9, 1896, with "Thq Great Diamond Robbery." The 
house was now called " Sanpord's Theatre,'* Walter Sanford 
being the new manager. " A ^wery p jrl" came Jan, 13; Frank 
Bush. Jan. 20. in ".AGirlW anted ; " " Shaft N o. 2 " was done 
Jan. 27; "The FatalTard,' FCtT 3; "Charley^ Aunt," Feb. 10; 
Joseph Murphy. Feb. 17, i8» 19, in "Kerry Gqw," and the rest of 
the week in "jhau n Rh ue; " Donnelly and Girard were seen Feb. 
24, in " Xhe Rainmake rs ; " "TJjcjQjttu " came March 2; 

"DjUhsSBoaiCiy" March 9; "In a Big i..:^. March 16; "Rus h 
City," March 23; " Slave s o f Gold/ ' March 30; " A Happy LTni e 

rr?.. with "Fritz in Love April 



Tome," April 6; J. K. Ftmmet. 

lY; "Sidewalks ol New York," April 20: " Land of tl^e Liv ing, 
April 27; the season closed May 2, and the bouse reopenca Aug. 
22 with Rush's burlesque company. 

Frank B. Carr was the new manager of the house, who renamed 
it "The Third Avenue Theatre," and fixed the prices of ad- 
mission at from ten to fifty cents. Frank Hoffman's company 
appeared week of Aug. 29; " Th< Rlnrk Cronlr " (burlesque), Sept. 
5; " The Gity_(;i^iih" company. Sept. 12, for two weeks; Gay New 
Yorkers in "Gay^Gjrls of Gotham," Sept. 26; Isbam's Octo- 
roons, Sept. 28 ; Rcntz "Santlcy's company. Oct. 5 ; Weber's 
"Olympia/* Oct. 12; Sam Jack's "^uU Fighters,*' Oct. 19; 
Wafson "Sisters. Oct. 26; " White C roolcr^Nov. 2; Rose Sny- 
der's " London Belles " company were~seen here Nov. 9; Isham's 
"Oriental America " came Nov. 16; The Howard Athenreura 
specialty company Nov. 23; Field and Hanson's company, Nov. 
30; Al Reeve's vaudeville organization, Dec. 7; The Wood 
Sisters* company, Dec. 14; Rice and Barton's Gaiety company, 
Dec. 21; The Excelsiors' company, Dec. 28; and Isham's Octo- 
roons, Jan. 4, 1897. The "Merry World" burlcsqucrs appeared 
here Jan. 11 ; " The Dear Ir ish jjome" was seen Jan. 18; Rose 
Hill's company, Jan^ 25 ; Robie^s hurlesquers, Feb, i; Rentz 
Santlcy, Feb. 8; Isham's "Oriental America," Feb. 15 for two 
weeks; Sam Devcre's company, March i;^he Watson Sisters, 
March 8, in "4Hot Time;" Dan McCarthy, March 15, in "True 
Irish Hearts ; 'MVebePs Olympia company, March 22; the "filafik 
CixMik " burlesque, March 29; The Woods Sisters' company, 
ApriT 5; Tittle Egypt burlesqucrs, April 12; Al Reeve's com- 
pany, April 19; Rentz Santley returned April 26; Ada Henry's 
burlesque company, May 3; and "The French Folly* company, 
May 10. 

The next season began Aug. 28, 1897, under the management 
of Harry Hamnicrstein, with "The_Sfign_of^ife;" "A^Hflt^-Old 



i89g3 



THE THIRD AVENUK THEATRE 



233 



Time" was seen Sept. 6; " Human Hearts ." Sept. 13; "Northern 
CJehts." Sept 20; " Two Little Vagran ts." Sept. 27; " ThT^e c- 
triciap."Ocr. 4; " Tlie Dear Irish Hom e. " Oct. 11; " ThTMai h-o'- 
VErS-Man," Oct 18; "When London' Sleeps." Oct 25; "Under 
tho^PoJar Star," Nov. i ; Edward Harrigan came Nov. 8, in^mie 
GHpT'^^ Shall we Fo rgive Her?" was played Nov. 15, with Marie 
Wainwright in the leading part. " Thc_ Girl I L eft B ehind Me," 
Nov. 22; "The Russell Bros.," Nov. 29; Itatle ITmmeft, Cec. 6, 
in " Waifa q^ }{^vf Vork. " Harry Hammcrstein was obliged to 
sever nis connection with this theatre Dec, 7, Mr. Peter B. Cahill, 
who owned the house, having dispossessed him for non-payment 
of rent. Solomon de Fries, treasurer of the house, was appointed 
temporary manager, representing the owner. " Dark^ gt A J nerica" 
was seen Dec 13; " The Sunshine of Paradise Alley." Pec. 20: 
" Th<> r,ryat piamnnH"g;in:erv.' bcc. 27: " Dangers of a Great 
City," JanV.^, i8q8; "The Tadf jcr of IJ fc." Jan. 10;^' A Hired 
iiilJ," Jan. 17; " McSiorley's Twins," Jan. 24; "QiimmTe Fad- 
den," Jan. 31; "WhoisWho?" Feb. 7; "Darkest Russia," Feb. 
14; "^ Wny Wpnf^H " hVh 7,- "T^ielWmajrTn-Tnack," Feb. 
28; " Land oftheT jyjng," March 7; Uo-Won-Go-Mohawk, the 
Indian star, appeaTcd March 14; " A Guilty Mother" was seen 
March 21; i^Cha-LaiitStiOJie/' March 28; "A Trip to China- 
tow n." April 4; " The Electr ician," April 1 1 ; " The World Against 
Her," with Agnes Wallace "Villa as the star, April 18; "Side 
Tracked." April 25; and the season closed April 3a 

The theatre was reopened Oct f, 1898, under the management 
of Henri Pincus and Geo. H. Brennan, with a stock company, pre- 
senting '"Monte Crjjyo," also a number of specialties between the 
acts, "tagle s Nest " was done Oct. 10; "The Fire Patrol," 
Oct 1 7 : "'Trr -J^'lt^^lJ^er^cLMj HyH«>, " Oct 24, with Dor6 David- 
son in the title r6Ie; "Cyrano de Bergerac," by Edmund Rostand, 
adapted from the French and produced under the direction of 
Dor^ Davidson, was produced Oct 31, with Edward R. Mawson 
as Cyrano. Nov. 7 " The Streets of New Y ork " was played, and 
" O ut in the Sea " was done Wov. 14; Henry Brunei! now became 
lessee and opened the theatre Nov. 21, as a variety house, with 
two performances daily for two weeks. A dramatic company ap- 
peared Dec. 5 in "The Lost Paradise ;" "The Phoenix" was gjven 
Dec. 12; " Thfl I^f-*'«'"ip, " rr>7r~,(^ ■ "Alo 



26; J. 
Bouse; 



K. Emmet came Jan. 2, 1899, 



ne in London," Dec. 
with " Frit£ in_ a Mjad- 



Xbe Shaughraun ," Jan. 9; Henry Chanfrau, in "ICit," 
an.~f6; Cameron cferaons, Jan. 23, in "The Paymaster;" ''TTie 



Cherry Pickers" was done Jan, 30; Tony~Farrell tn 

Icc p, " Feb. 6; Adelaide Cushman, Feb. 13, in * ' paat L^ i 

" The Sporting Duch ess" was seen Feb. 20, H. Brune 

from (be house reb. 25, and the owner, Peter B. Cahill, became 



My Col- 

^nne,* and 

Brunei I retired 



234 A HISTORY OF THE NEW YORK STAGE [1900 



manager. " Mr. Pq» *"- f^f T™c " was played March 6; " True 
Irish~^ Qftft " Mflrrti i^; ^»r -'^t'-ati-gicf " March 20; Robt. 
'itzsiramons, the pugilist, with a specialty company came March 
27; a stock company was seen April 3, in " Hands ^ Across the 
.Sea;'* '* In the Trf^pi^h^g" and the curtain raiser " J}ie He n- 
pecked^ Husband " were given April ro; " Shadows 01 a^^ lJeat 
Cuy,^^ApriI 17; Weber's "V^nff'^ Tqm'^ gahin" company, April 
34 ; and the season closed April 29. 

The house was reopened Aug. 5, with A. H. Sheldon as manager. 
The attraction was Aiden Benedict in " Fabjo R omani : " ".L ost in 
^eyv York" came Aug. 14; "The Sl eeping Cit yT^ug. ailwH^s 

"EcIS53rAur'28 ; " Town Topi cs " 

LLlfe." 

r," Sept. 25; Isbam's Octoroons, 

9 ;*' Kafibsof Ten- 



McCarthy in " Dear Heafta or ima^ ^ 
was given Sept. 4.: " A^^actorv Wa if. " I 
Sept. 18; "pa ughtfrs of Che Po or." Sept. 25; 
Oct. 2; Carl iT^win in '^ ■ATl^iop's. Heaj t." Oct. 



York, " Nov. 27; "Jjeart 
n"orthc Six th ; " Dec 18, 
London;" Dec 25, " ynder t^ie Do me : " Jan. i, 1900, 



t. 16; " A G r p 2^ ^tee l " was seen Oct. 23; Kil- 
^ Rhine. '^ T3ct. 10; " The Two Wanderer s." Nov!*6; 

" How Hopper GoCSidct racked " waa done Nov. 13: ^ Qn Sea and 

LanJ "Nov. 20; " Tbe Jaio ewaTlcs of New \ 

oT^hicago ." Dec. 4; bcCrir; 

"WicTTed London;" Dec 25, _ 

' A Soldier o f the Empire " was given ; Jan. 8, "Rf^mgpn^^r the 



latne ; " Jan. 1 5, " Hi Hub bard ; " Jan. 22. " A Night in China - 
town ; " Jan. 29, " A7Ma n~oriffystery ; " Feb. TT ^Chattanooga T* 



^^^^^^^ > ^ - -- Dga 

Feb. 12, "Fallea_A iiiong Hilevw :*' Feb. 19, " ^ tp wa w ay ; " Feb. 
26, " J^evirrg landT" March q." "The M issouri GlrTT' March 12, 
" [usj,B £^"'-e ^W^^flufn ; " March 19, '' Tbc^uecn of Ch i natow n " 
was seen ; March 26, " Ten Ton Doir :"" April 2. "The CaliJomia 
Detecti ve;" April 9, "Tii£„Elack.Flag;" April 16, " TJnclc Tom's 
XaEJnT" April 23. "Peck's Bad Boy;" April 30, " A Pair of Bla ck 
£y£a;" May 7, "The Burglar ; " a version of " Sapho " was pro- 
duced here May 14, with this cast: 



Flamant I- Arden 

The Janitor . . . William Howard 
Aunl Oivonne . . . Arline Booth 
Madam Hctlema . . Mary Stuart 
Machaume .... Nellie Hayden 
Ireae Mutsette Charlea 



Fanny Legrand . . . Nellie Elting 

Jean C^aussln Basil West 

Dechellette .... Rogers Parker 
Uocle Cesaire . . Randolph Murray 
Caoudal .... Harry D. Clifton 
" Papa" Legrand . James A. Karnes 
Mona. Hettema . . . Harry Buckley 

On May 21, "Wages of Sin " was given; May 28, " The Mid - 
night Flo od ; " and the season closed June 2. 

The th'ratre was reopened Aug. 4, 19CX), with "Jl hc Tide o f 
Life:" Aug. 13, "Fabi.o Romani" returned; Aug. 20 came tlie 
""n^nmanrf. nf ffjpn H ^^Ifftw" " Aii^_ 2/, " Only a Friva tc." by 
Charles K. Champlin; Sept. 3, "Red, White> and Bli ieT" Sept. 
10, J. E. Toole in "Gypsy GermAfl'." Sept. 17, "The^Real 



'875j 



THE EAGLE THEATRE 



^25 



Widow Brown " was seen; Sept 34, *'Xh«» ~^[^ n of Lif e;" Oct. 



of Opium." Nov. 12; "Remember the Maine," Nov. 19; "The 
Katzcnjammer Kj^^" Nov. 26: " ilgart of Chicago," Dec^ 3; 
"Fnr I-i^rty an 



Dec. 10; "An Aniuricah Girl," Dec. 



■THe 



]-{■ 



I." Feb. 25; "Quo 
_ Klondike," J^rch 
Vllcy." March 25; 



. - - White^Rat ." Feb. 18; 
Vadis was presenteci March 4; " li 
-iF'-^'Tidft nf T.ifP." March i8; ** 

"AcCMlllieTiail." April i; ".Hiimpl/ .Luu.pLy," April 8; "The 
Denver Ex press." April 15; " The Worl d A gainst H er." April 22; 
and the season closed April 27, when Mr. Sneldon withdrew from 
the management of the house. 



THE EAGLE THEATRE 

THE house now known as the " Manhattan Theatre" was 
originally named the " Eagle Theatre," and is on the 
westerly side of Broadway, between Thirty-second and Thirty- 
third streets. It is really on Sixth Avenue, near Thirty-third 
Street, but by grace of the city authorities it is numbered on 
Broadway. It was built on leased ground by Josh Hart and Ex- 
Judge Uowling. The entrance from the street to the parquet was 
lined all the way with mirrors of embossed glass. The walls and 
around the interior and up the staircases were covered with glass 
mirrors. The stage was forty feet deep, one hundred feet wide, 
and seventy-five feet from floor to top. The drop curtain was 
painted in imitation of white satin, a white medallion in the 
centre representing "The Home of Washington." The building 
seated about fifteen hundred persons, and was erected at a cost of 
JI75,CXX). After much progress had been made in the building, 
it was discovered that no bouse on that block had a public sew- 
erage. In consequence, a house was purchased on Thirty>third 
Street, for the purpose of making proper sewerage. This place 
was afterwards used for dressing-rooms, scene room, etc. 

It was opened Oct. 18, 1875. with a variety entertainment, under 
the management of Josh Hart. The company consisted of J. S. 
MaflSlt, W. H. Bartholomew, Harry Kernell, Luke Schoolcraft, 
Geo. H. Goes, Jennie Hughes, Walters and Morton, Edna Mark- 
ley, Louise Franklin (Louise Scarle), Welsh Edwards, James F. 



236 A HISTORY OF THE NEW YORK STAGE C1876 



Crossen, Angie Griffiths, and others. In addition to a programrae 
of songs, dances, sketches, acts, and farces, the burlesque " Crusoe, 
or Friday and the Monkey " was presented. Commodore Nutt, 
Little Mac, John Wild, Mr. and Mrs. Whittingham, Master New- 
man, Jolly Nash, and the Garnellas were seen here Oct. 25. Julia 
Mathews, the English comedienne, appeared in "The Irish 
Heiress " on Nov. i, and Harney and Rickey were heard in 
"Ambition." "Bibo and Barheretle," a pantomime, was pro- 
duced, with Marie Gorenflo in the cast. Julia Mathews was 
seen Nov. 8, in the burletta "Jenny Lind a t La st. '* There 
were also added to the company hHIa Wesner, Pro/, 'lobin, Larry 
Tooley, and Geo. Fortescue. The burlesque " nj^ <;hg» Qj^^ nr 
3Vas Shc ^ T y»rl j^ray ? " a travesty of " Led As'tray," was acted. 
Sophia Flora Hcilbron, pianist, was heard NovT 22, as was G. H. 
Macdermott, the London comic singer. Julia Mathews, and Millie 
Cooke (first appearance here) were seen in "JThe Dead Sh ot," Dec 
6. Charley White and Crossley and Elder made their nrst appear- 
ance here on this date. "Girofl^-Girofla," altered and rearranged 
into one act for Julia Mathews, was done Dec. 13, with Miss 
Mathews in the title r61e, Mr. Macdermott as Bolero, and Louise 
F'ranklin as Marasquin. " Harleqi' tn pgrnn^ .^tatnf^" was pro- 
duced Dec 27. There was change of bill Jan. 23, 1S76. Sydney 
R g^nfel^ 'a hn ^lesgiit; " Roscmishell, o r Oh. My Daughter r Oh, 
My Daughter I " was don'e" wl!(l Ml". I'drfescue in title rfile, Mr. 
'^Tacdermott as Pierremi-shell, and John Wild as Miilein-Hay. 
The Langlois Broa., Gorman and Romcr, and A. W. Sawyer also 
appeared. Dave Reed was first seen here Jan. 31, as were Mr. 
and Mrs. R. A. Brennan. "The Ticket of Leave Man" was 
produced Feb. 14, with John W. Jennings as Melter Moss, Mr. 
Macdermott as Bob Brierly, and John Wild as Green Jones. 
Barney and Rickey reappeared; also Paddy Murphy, comic singer. 
"Uncle Anthon y , or fro m^the Pa rlor to the Cabin," by ^. L . 
Stout, was done Feb. 21, with CHarles HowarffasTTnclc Anthony. 
Frank B. Converse, Ed Murray, Alice Ross, Seelcy, Murray, and 
RunneMs also appeared. "Peaked, " a satire h y ]Cenwa rd Philp, 
with Geo. P'ortescue as Sabie Henfrou, was first acted March 13. 
Harry G. Richmond, James Messenger, and the sketch, "Lost in 
New York," were the attractions March 20. " j^ent^nced to Deat h " 
was done March 27. " The Skidmore Guards " was given Wf the 
first time, with White, Wild, Keed, Kicbmond, James Bradley, 
Kernell. and Larry Tooley as the guards. "Cheek," a burlesque 
on "Brass," was played April 3, when John \Villiams appeared. 
MinnieT^almcr made her d^but here as Laura in "Home from 
School." N. C. Goodwin, Jr., made his first appearance here in 
the farce "First Rehearsal ." The sketch " Igssi e." by Geo. L. 
Stout, was also presenter: It had previously been done at the 
Theatre Comique. "Cinderella" was played May 8, with Minnie 



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237 



Palmer, Jennie Hughes, Wild, and Fortescue in the cast. On 
this date Adelaide Lennox made her Brst appearance here in a one* 
act "society drama," called "Adelaide." This so-called "society 
drama" had been purchased by Ivir. riart from a well-known gentle- 
man connected with the New York press, as a translation from the 
French. It proved to be a condensed version of Tom Taylor's 
"An Unequal "Match." Miss Lennox was a failure, and although 
she remained throughout the week, stage manager Stout continued 
cutting the play from over one hour to less than twenty-five min- 
utes. It preceded a variety entertainment. 

The theatre was closed week of May 29, and was reopened June^ 
5 with Mrs. F. S. Chanfrau in 'M'arted j" Cl ifton W. T ayleure, 
author: Dorsey Shirley, Frank Murdaunt"; Courtland de Woolf, | 
Chas. Waverley; Silas Stansbury, T. Egbert; Harry Anson, W. 
F. Burroughs; Luther Kirkland, F. D. Allen; Frank Bailey, H. 
N. Wilson; Tim Grain. Wm. Manrico; Theo. Fink, G. A. Morti-I 
mer; Peter Scribner, Angelo Toriani; Grace Shirley, Henrietta | 
Chanfrau; Louis de Woolf, Helen Tracy; Hannah Kirkland, Mrs. 
E Vanderen; Maud Shirley, Nellie Maurice; Ida de Woolf, 
Annie Bleaklcy. 

"During the summer of 1876 Mr. Hart made alteiations in the 
house, and it was reopened Aug. 21, with a vaudeville entertain- 
ment which continued for two weeks, together with the JburlesQue , 
*^xioIL_" Julia Beauclerc, Nellie Sandford, Mrs. A. H. Shelaon, 
Lizzie Kclscy, Maud Branscombe, Marie Gorcnflo, John Wild, and 
A. H. Sheldon were in the burlesque. Pat Rooney and Marion 
Fiske appeared Aug. 28. Kate Castleton made her American 
d^but Sept. 4, in the b urlesque " Blue Jackets." Jennie Beau- 
clerc appeared Sept. 11, in t he burlesque "AJ Voung Rip Van 
,WijiJticJ* and *' Wash " Norton was seen at the same time. IThe 
^reedmoor Sho oting^Match " was first done Sept. 18; also the bur- 
Jcsque""^ l^dy oFT Hc^ Lions." with Fortescue as Pauline. DeiTman 
Thompson commenced a fortnight's stay Sept. 25, in "Joshua. 
,3ithitca!pb." A budesque on "The Two Orphans," called '^ The 
Two Awfuls." was presented Oct. 30. Geo. S. Knight made his 
d£but here Nov. 21. Prof. Hartz, magician, and Sicgrist, with 
bis performing dogs, came Dec. 11, followed Dec. 18 by A- H - 
ShcIdorTs burlesque " ^iss Mult on. " Kittic O'Neil, jig dancer, 
and James McKce, vocali.st, appeared Dec. 25. -^ 

Oliver Doud Byron commenced Jan. 23, 1877, in " Across the 
Continent ," which was also played Wednesday matinee' and even- 
ing. The cast was : 



Agnes Kate Byron 

Jonn Adderly . . . Chas. T. Nichols 

Bridget Carrie Jamison 

Cvsar John Wild 

Sellewfeather .... Liztie Kelsey 



Joe Oliver Byron 

Thos. Goodwin . . Louis Mestayer 

Henika Sadie Maninot 

Knucklebone John . . A. H. Sbcldon 



238 A HISTORY OF THE NEW YORK STAGE Ci»77 



" Ben_McCunou eh '* was acted Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and 
Saturday matintfe. 

A season of comic opera was given Jan. 25, 26, 27, 29, by 
Marie Aim^e and her company of French singers. Their reper- 
tory was: Jan. 29, 30, matin<5e Feb. 3, evenings Feb. 5. 22, 
March 15. *' La Jolie Parfumeuse;" Jan. 31, F"eb. i, March 10, 
"La Vie Parisienne;" Feb. 2, 3. matinde Feb. 24, and March 8, 
"La Fille de Madame Angot;" Feb. 6, "La Petite Marie" was 
sung for the first time here, and kept the boards until Feb. 15, 
when "La P^richole" was presented for five nights, also March 7; 
Feb. 19, 20, matinie F'eb. 22, and March 6. "La Grande Du- 
chesse" was sung;" Feb. 23, matinee March 5, "Giroflc-Girofia;" 
Feb. 26, 27, 28, and March i, "La Boulangere a des I^cus;** 
March 9, "Les Dragons dc Villars;" March 12, 13, 14, "La 
Belle H^lSne;" March 16, " La Petite Marie;" March iq, for the 
first time in New York, Aim^e sang Marietta in "Mme. L'Archi- 
duc;" March 23, first performance in America of "Mme. Angot 
et ses Demoiselles" ("Mme. Angot and her Daughters "). The 
season closed with a concert Sunday evening, April i, "La Belle 
Poule" having been sung evening March 31. 
/■^ Anna Dic kinso n made her debut in this city as an actress, April 
a.TrTfieiLswn play, " A Crown o£ Thorns, or Anne Boley n." which 
had this casfl -^ " 



Anne Boleyn . . 
Lady Jane . . , 
Madge Shclton 
Cardinal Wolsey . 
Duke of Norfolk 
Page . . . , 
Kinj» Henry . . 
Ceo. BoLcyn . , 
Wm. Kingston 



Anna Dickinson 

Henrielta Vaders 

. Stella Itoniface 

. W. H. Leake 

. D. H. Cabse 

Fraokie Bishop 

Frank Evans 

Herbert Ayling 

. 0. L. Jenkins 



Lord Percy .... Louis Aldrich 

Cromwell J. S. Haworth 

Thos. Boleyn .... I, C. Padgett 

Mark Smeaton . . . H. B. Bradley 

Chamberlain . . . . A. H. Brooke 

Servant Chas. Copper 

Henry Norreys . . . . C. Stedman 

Magistrate A. G. Everett 

Patch Sidney Smith 



Miss Dickinson did not achieve success, and was severely treated 
by the press. Dissension arose between her and the manager, and 
on April 16 she took the MS. of her drama and left the theatre, 
which, in consequence, was closed that night, and during the re- 
J maindcr of the week. Feb. 25, 1891. Anna Dickinson was taken 
I to the Danville, Pa., Insane Asylum, from which place she was 
V soon afterwards released. 

^ Anna Dickinson's career has been a remarkable one. She was 
[ the descendant of a Quaker family, and had been a school teacher 
I until 1861. She next occupied a position in the United States 
1 Mint, but was discharged for having made a political declaration. 
1 In 1862 she became a public speaker in the interests of the Aboli- 
I tionists. The service which she rendered the Union in the Civil 
War is a matter of history. When seventeen years of age, she 



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239 



went to Connecticut and spoke with such eloquence that she revo- | 
lutionizcd the politics of that State. In 1863 she canvassed Penn- 
sylvania for Gov. Curtin, and her speech before Congress in 1864 
won her a national reputation. Her 6rst appearance as a lecturer 
was in l866. She made from $200 to $500 by every lecture, and 
in a career of eight years her fees amounted to 5r6o.oco. In 1876 
she wrote " A (^row n of Thorns," producing it at the Globe Theatre, 
Boston, May 8» 1877. She adopted the stage too late in life. When 
she began preparing for it she was worth $100,000. and when the 
curtain rang up on her opening night in Boston she had personally 
invested $20,000 in the production. The public did not take kindly 
to her efforts, and she was forced to retire from the stage, having 
lost $60,000. She played a fortnight at the Fifth Avenue (Twenty- 
eighth Street and Broadway) in March, 1882. On her opening 
night the receipts were $855. Business was very bad. and on her 
closing night the receipts were but $32.25. .^^ 

Sidney Smith was found dead on the floor of his room in the top 
story of No. 300 West Thirty-fifth Street, this city, May 16, 1889. 
He was a stoutly built man with a clerical cast of countenance, 
and was about forty years of age. His first hit on the New York 
stage was in the character of the Judge in " Ranch 'O. " Bessie 
Darling appeared here April 23, as Julia in "The Hunchback," 
with Stella Boniface as Helen, W. H. Leake as Master Walter, 
and J. S. Haworth as Sir Thomas Clifford; April 27, 28, "Mac- 
beth" was played, and matinee April 28, "The Lady of Lyons;" 
the season closed April 28, and the house was advertised for rent. 
Hart having leased the Olympic Theatre, near Central Park. 

This theatre was reopened by Josh Hart Aug. 27, 1877, with 
the Florences in " The Mig hty Dollar. " "The Ticket of Leave 
Man " was played Sept. la i he Florences appeared Sept. 24 in 
Wife of M ine," an a daptation from the French, by Ernst 
and Fr ed^ WilTiamsT Oct. i, "J he Mighty Dollar;" and tliiey 
closed "Ocr.T3. W. F. Cody came Oct, 15 in "Buffalo Bill " 
'V /ilatoopa. O T the Battle in.-Uife ClQuds," by Gen. Judsun JCiliiat- 
rick, was pr^iiceS^ for the benefit of the G. A. R. Soldiers' fTome, 
OcL 22, and continued one week. D. H. Harkins appeared Oct. 
29 in " Mctamora." a nd remained for one week. Albert Roberts 
was seen in a play called "Erring" Oct. 30, and balance of the 
week. This was his first appearance in New York. He appeared 
in "J^^^Q^^^ Nov. 5. 6, "Othello," Nov. 7, 8, matinee Nov. 
10, 'Tncfi^d^I.," Nov. 9, lo, when he closed. Josh Hart acted 
the Earl of Richmond in "Richard Ul.," for the first time In 
twenty-one years. Lydia Thompson and her company, consist- 
ing of Lena Merville, H. Saker, Alice Burville, Marion Elmore, 
Willie Edouin, Fred Marshall, Marie Williams, Emily Duncan. 
Alice Atherton (Mrs. Willie Edouin), Ella Chapman, and others. 



240 A HISTORY OF THE NEW YORK STAGE C»879 



were seen Nov. 12 in " Robinson Crusoe." On Nov. 21, " Piff- 

Faff, pr th^ ^agjr Armnry" wag pr^cpntPfJ "^Oxygen " was pfO- 

Juced Dec 15, when Emme Roseau (Mrs. Samuel Lolville), Rose 
Temple, and A. W. Mafflin appeared. ". Babes in the Woo d, or 
Who Killed Cock Robin?" was seen Dec 24. with Wm ^ Gil l as 
Pantaloon, Willie Edouin as Clown, Mafflin as Harlequin/ and 
Lena Merville as Columbine. This company retired Jan. 12, 1878. 

" The Lottery of Life " was seen Jan. 14. The week of Jan. 21 
was devoted "to atToTio entertainment, given by Charles Rogers, 
Mattie Vickers, Watson and Ellis, Sam Devcrc, Jennie Hughes, 
the Foy Sisters, and others. "The Lyons Mail, or the Murder at 
the Lone Inn," was played Jan. 28, with D. H. Harkins, J. Clin- 
ton Hall, W. H. Leake, J. W. Summers, and Jennie Carroll in 
the cast. " Chicago^ Before. During^ and After the Fire," a drama 
with extensive panoramic views, was seen T'cb. 11. "Mr. Hart re- 
tired from the management Feb. i6, and the house was closed. 

William Henderson was the next manager of this house, which 
he called "The Standard Thkatre," and opened Feb. 20, 1878. 
He caused all the mirrors on the walls in the parquet to be cov- 
ered with curtains. He opened with "Our Boarding House." In 
the cast were Eben Plymplon. Edward" J. "Arnott, Hari^ Little, 
Wash. T. Melville, Harry Webber. A. H. Stuart, Ida Savory, 
Virginia Buchanan, Frances Kemble, and Rose Lisle. John £. 
Owens appeared March 1 1 and during the week in " The Victims" 
and " 3oiQP Shinglt;." Maggie Mitchell was seen iiere M.irch 18 
in " Mignon," its first representation in this city. Russell Baa- 
■ctt, 1*. A. Anderson, Aug. Levick, Harry Hotto, H. Fuller, E. 
B. Holmes, W. Walker, J. B. Mason, W. G. Re>'nier, Ida Jef- 
(r«ys, and Marie Prescott were in the cast " Fanchon " was 

RUyod by Maggie Mitchell March 25, Wm. Harris^acTTTIgTLandry. 
(nric Prescott and Carlotta Evelyn were in the cast. Maggie 
Mitchell produced "JJttleJ^rsfQpt " April 10, and " Tjt e Pearl 
ofSftvoy^' April 17. ^J. K. Timmet began April 24 in ' "yritg,! 
Tnruior eleven weeks attracted large audiences. His English 
version of "Fritz" he produced June 24, and terminated his 
ongagemcnt "pJnc~'2(), and the season closed. Rose and Harry 
W»lkina and Amy Lee, with a dramatic company, occupied the 
house Fourth of July week with "Jmjidsn Down. " 

The next season opened Sept. 12. 1878, with the new American 
drama. " An Open V^cdic t/' "A_£aiseTitle" was produced Sept. 
ai (or four weeks. j7]C Emrnctop^nCtirin "J^'ntz " Oct. 14 ibr 
four weeks. " Almost a Life. " by Etti^Jienderson, was first acted"! 
Nov. 9, and ran until Jan. 4/1879. iTwas originally acted Oct. 17, I 
at Providence, R. I., under the title of " Two Love s." -^ 

^ *t^Oi^" by Bret Harte, was produced J&n. 6, 1879, with this 

I OMi; 



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241 



MTiM Katie Mayhew Judg:e W. H. Weaver 

Yuba Bill .... C. F. Edmonds Joe Morse . , . . Chas. Lectercq 

Mm. Smith . - - Carlolia Evelyn Jake J. B. Clarence 

Clytic May Davenport Jack CUrence Uurdctt 

Charles Gus Levick W'm. Morton . . ■ Harry Eytingc 

Bummer Smith . H. A. Weaver. Sen. Joe Morae Jos. Brabyn 

Manuel B. T. Ringgold ^ 

The house was closed Jan. 13, 14, for rehearsals of "Pinafore," 
produced for the first lime in this city Jan. 15. The cast; 



Sir Joseph Porter 
Capt Corcoran 
Ralph Rackntraw 
Dick Deadeye ■ . 
Bill Bobstay 



. . Thos. Whiffen 
Eugene Clarke 
Henrj- Laurent 

Wm, Davidge, Sr. 
Cbas. Mackin 



Tom Tucker 
Josephine 
Buttercup ■ 
Hebe . . 
Bob Becket 



Sir Josei^ Porter 
Capt. Corcoran 
RaJph Rackstraw 
DicK Dcadeye 
Bill Bobstay . . 
Bob Becket . . 



Geo. W. Wilson 

J. H. Jones 

Rose Temple 

R. R. Graham 

. J. S. Haworth 

- . W. Morris 



Tom Tucker 
Tom Bowlin 

Josephine . 
Buttercup . 
Hebe . . 



. Master Henry 
. . Eva Mills 
Blanche Galton 
Vernona Jarbeau 
. - H. J. Burt 



Tom Bowlin J. Wllmot 

The one hundredth performance occurred April 16. On May 2 
it was reconstructed, when its one hundred and fiftieth representa- 
tion took place. The season closed June 14. 

"Pinafore's" first representation in America was at the Boston 
Museum, Nov. 25. 1878. The cast was: 



Little Gertrude 

W. Melbourne 

Marie Wainwright 

. . Liuie Harold 

Sadie Martinot 



The " W. Melbourne" mentioned is now known as Melbourne 
Macdoweil. "Pinafore" was first produced at San Francisco, Cal., 
Dec. 23, 1878, at the Bush Street Theatre, by the Alice Gates com- 
pany. The cast was: Ralph Rackstraw, Alice Gates; Sir Joseph, 
J. S. Taylor; Capt. Corcoran, Edward Connell; Dick Truck, Ed 
Beverly; Dick Dcadeye, James A. Meade; Bill Bobstay, R. E. 
Graham; Bob Becket, C. N. Decker; Jack Jib, Ed Horan; Tom 
Jacket, J. McLaughlin: Bill Quaper, J. Bugby; Harry Rackstay, 
Mills Hall; Jim Junk, J. Clare ; Tom Buntline, A. Goodwell ; Tom 
Tucker, C- Watkins; Midshipman Easy, Bessie Temple; Charley 
Masher, flattie Richardson ; Hon. Heartbreaker, Pauline Hall ; 
Charles Brassbound, Albertina Hall ; Josephine, Lulu Stevens ; 
Buttercup, Agnes Hallock ; Hebe, Alice Townsend; Florence, Ada 
Dow; Maude. Jennie Lanner; Clementina. Miss Sexton. 

During the piece Alice Gates sang ** Good-by, Sweetheart," and 
several other songs were introduced by members of the company. 
It ran until Jan. 2. 1879. It was stated that this was not Gilbert 
and Sullivan's version of " Pinafore." but one supposed to have been 
"doctored up" by James Meade. In reference to this, R. E. J. 
Miles, at that time manager of the Gates company, writes me as 

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242 A HISTORY OF THE NEW YORK STAGE C1879 



follows: "We did the Simon-pure 'Pinafore/ I brought James 
Taylor, who had studied the Admiral in London, and Geo. Purdy, 
who had played in the orchestra and was afterwards leader at Bos- 
ton, from London ; also Ted Connolly and Ed Beverly, who had 
seen the piece at London. We did the piece with the same cast all 
over the country, including New York, at the Fourteenth Street 
theatre." " Pinafore " was first sung at Baltimore, Christmas week. 
1878, with Blanche Chapman as Josephine. It was first sung at 
Philadelphia by John T. Ford's company, the first Monday in Janu- 
ary, 1879, and continued to the end of the season. " Pinafore " was 
first produced May 25, 1878. at the Opera Comique. London. Geo. 
Grossmith made up the character of Sir Joseph Porter after the por- 
traiti of Lord Nelson. 

James C. Duff retired from the management of this theatre May 
24. 1879, having rented the house for the production of " Pinafore." 
William Henderson resumed the direction May 26, and "Pinafore" 
was continued. The Standard's next season began Sept. 10, with 
Mr. and Mrs. D, E. Bandmann and an English company, who closed 
their engagement Oct. 18. Herr Bandmann's opening bill was 

Narcisse." The cast was: 

Bargac Chas. Lobbett 

Mme. I-a Pompadour Bella Murdoch 
Mme. Ltontleur . . Charlotte Adams 
Mme. d'Epinay Marguerite Benoison 

Collet Miss A. MyrtcIIc 

Duchessc Miss L. Moss 

Mme. D. Chaleaudun, Miss Carnn^ton 

Comtesse de Suzleres . Mrs. Walton 

Doris Quinault Mrs. D. Baodmann 

(MilliccDt Palmer) 



NarctBse . . . 
Choiseul . . . 
Du IJarre . . . 
Du Crammont 
Silhouette . ■ ■ 
baron de Holbach 
Dederot .... 
Grimm .... 
Due de BrinvJiliers 
Vicomte de Cerall 
St Lambert ■ . 



D- Bandmann 

. . Gerald Kyre 

Henry Aveling 

Lawrence Denham 

. . Percy Lyndall 

. . Ed. S. Goflon 

Leonard S. Outr^m 

. . Harry l^rfoot 

Harry Roberts 

. M. Chaloner, Sr. 

L. L. Victor 



Leonard S. Outram died in Carbondale, Pa., May 6, 1901, aged 
forty-six years. 

The next play was " A Radical Cure " : E. S. Gofton as Fosbrook, 
Philip Beck as Dr. EastTL. Denham as Stanley, and Marguerite Benoi- 
son as Dora. '* Hamlet" followed, with this cast: Claudius, Henry 
Aveling; Hamlet, D. Bandmann; Polonius, Edward S. Gofton; 
Laertes, Gerald Eyre; Horatio, Percy Lyndall; Osric, Philip Beck; 
Rosencrantz, Wilmot Eyre; Guildenstem, J. R. Anderson; Mar- 
celtuB, Leonard Outram; Bernardo, M. Chaloner ; Francisco, Rob- 
ertson ; First Player, Charles Lobbett; Second Player, Holliday; 
Priest. Colleil; Messenger. Miss Warrington; Fool, Lester Victor; 
First Gravedigger, Harry Barfoot; Second Gravedigger, Lawrence 
Denham; Ghost, Mr. lonidas; Gertrude, Elinor Aicken ; Ophelia. 
Mrs. Millicent Bandmann; Player Queen, Marguerite Benoison. 
This was the American d^but of Elinor Aicken. "Pinafore" was 
revived Oct 20, preceded by *' Trial by Jury." The cast : Admiral, 



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Thos. Whififcn ; Ralph, Alonzo Hatch ; Hebe, Vernona Jarbeau ; 
Josephine, Miss Mills; Captain, Wallace Macrcery. The cast of 
" Trial by Jury " was : Plaintiff, Vernona Jarbeau ; Judge, F. A. Pal- 
mental; Defendant. H. R. Humphries; Counsel for Plaintiff, W. A. 
Paul; Usher, Alfred Holland; Foreman of Jury, A. H. Pelham. 
" Fatinitza " was first sung Nov. 17, and had this cast : 



Vladimir .... Vernona Jarbeau 
Fatinitza . . . Fredertka Kokom 
Princess Lydla ... A. Franosch 
Count KancshakofT 

Arthur Van Houghton 
Izzet Pasha . . . . L. N. Guyon 

WaaJli Clinton Stevens 

Ostpp Louis Lcncion 

btttipann .... Geo. S. Weeks 

Julian Geo. Caldwell 

Ivan Laura Jame>i 

Nikophor .... Minnie Hartman 

Feodor Sara Browning 

Dcmiiri Lizette Wilson 

Nourmahal .... Pauline Hartman 



Zuleika Ida Casteldo 

Diona Clara Imfrey 

Beseika May Silvte 

Mas&aldsha Ezra Lyon 

Mustapha Izidore Kline 

Winka Geo. Moss 

Hanna Miss Jackson 

Atljutant H. Williams 

Jussuf A. Oftborn 

Surema Edna Drowning 

BcDJimin F. Goodwin 

NirtiJah Clara Williams 

Fatima Amie Maitland 

Acbmct John Humphrey 



'* Princess Toto," by Gilbert and Clay, was first sung in America 
at this theatre Dec. 13, 1879. The cast was: 



Princess Toto 
Jelly. . . . 
Folett . . . 
Divine . . . 
King Portico . 
Lapeter . . 



■ Leonora Braham 

. Vernona Jarbeau 

Miss Lawrence 

Miss Shandley 

H. W. Montgomery 

. Wm. Hamilton 



Jamileek . . 
Prince Doro . 
Prince Caramel 
Count Floss . 
Uaron Jacquicr 
Prisoner . . 



. . W. A. Paul 

H. C. Campbell 

. . O. W. Wren 

Alfred Holland 

H. R. Humphries 

. . J. A. Oliver 



This was Leonora Hraham's d^but in America. 

E. E. Rice's '^yangfiline** company followed Jan. 5, 1880. Rich- 
mond & Von Boyle's company appeared in "Our Candidate" Jan. 
19. They gave place to Rice's " Surprise Party," in "Horrors," 
Feb. 2; Feb. 21, "^JiiajBialha " was seen, and March 8, "l^oblhson 
Cruso e." A matinee performance was given March 17 in ai^brthc 
IrialT Relief Fund. " Rabia&oa Crusoe " was acted. 

Annie Pixley made her New York d^but, March 22, in " NTliss," 
which had this cast : ""~ 



M'liss ...... Annie Pixley 

VuU Bill . . . J. E. McDonouKh 
Juan Walters . . . Robert Fulford 
Geo. Smith . . , Wm. T. Johnson 

John Gray Frank Kilday 

Judge Beeswinger . Ben). G. Rogers 



Templeton Fake . . . Murry Woods 
Harry Ringwalt .... Rob Hays I 
Clytie - - Miss Marion (daughter of 
John £■ McDonougIt) 
Mrs. Smith Alice Gray 



N. C. Goodwin opened April 26 in " Jiobbi es." and continued until 
May 22. when the theatre closed. A summer season commenced 
May 24, with "Uncle Tom's Cabin." 



244 A HtSTORY OF THE NEW YORK STAGE [ibso 



This theatre was sold in foreclosure June 28. 1880, for $29,000. 
Wm. Henderson commenced his next season Aug. 14, with " Our 
Gentlemen Friends," which had this cast: '""" 



Jus. Moorhouse 
Waller Morton 
Frank Crillespie 
Aug. iJoolJtile 
Geo. Jones . . 
Doct. Chapman 
Mike HooiigaD 
Helen Ctllespie 



. Geo. Holland 

Harry Ralnforth 

Harry S. DuffieM 

. Jos. J. Holland 

. E. D. Tannehill 

Chas. Waverly 

. . . Jerry Ijint 

Agnes Proctor 



Mrs. McPepper . Mrs. M. A- Farrcn 
Belinda .... Ida B. Conway 
Mrs. Moorhouse - . Mrs. J. J. Prior 

Rose Nellie Boyd 

Caroline .... Dean McConn«ll 

Minnie Naniu Lewis 

Lizzie . ... - . . Jennie Boyd 



" ^ Go idca_GaDiCi^^>t^^idfr avH Jg1j[." was produced Aug, 30, 
with this cast : 



Che\'alier Carniolla 
Cyril Brinkwonh 
Henry Brinkworth 
Cia«p;ird . . . 
Clara Strauss . . 
Adelaide Plummer 



. Geo. R. EdeM>n 

. . S. K. Chester. 

Lawrence Eddinger 

John \V. Bankson 

Annie Boudinot 

Laura Le Claire 



Max Strauss .... Geo. Parkes 
Bob Sampson .... Chas. Dade 
John Larkspur . . . H. S. DufBeld 
Oliver Thomdyke . . B. Wharton 

Old Peck Cora Tanner 

Mrs. Strauss . . ■ Laura Le Claire 
Baroo Mobetzki . . Jos. W. Shannon 

This play was withdrawn after Sept. n. 

Maurice Grau's French Opera company appeared here Sept. 13, 
and was composed of: Paola Marie, Mary Albert, Josephine Schaef- 
fert, Cecilc Grcgoirc, Pauline Merle, Clement Nigri, F. TaufTenberger, 
M. Alphonsc Bernard. M. E. Duplan, J. Mezieres, M. A- Poyard, 
M. M.'Vilano, M. E. Vinchon, and James Mauras. "La Fille du 
Tambour Major " was presented for the first time in America, and 
the cast was : 



Marquis M. Poyard 

Duke .M. Metidres 

Griolct M. Tauffenberger 

Ciampus M. ViJano 

.Morin M. Viochon 



Stella Paola Marie 

Claudinc Mary Albert 

Duchess Mile. I)clormc 

Princess Mtlc. Arniand 

Montbabor M. Uuplan 

Robert M. Nigri 

The first appearances in America were: Mary Albert, M. Nigri, 
and M. Tauffenberger. "Les Cloches de Corncvillc" was sung Oct. 
4, 6, 8, and matinde Oct. 9, with Pania Marie as Serpolette. and M. 
Mezicres as Gaspard ; Oct. 5, 7, 9, " Le Petit Due," Paola Marie as 
Raoul, and M. Duplan as Furmousse; Oct. 1 1, 12. 15. and matinde of 
Oct. 16, " Mignon." with the American debut of Josephine Schaeffert 
as Philine, and the first appearance of M. Mauras as Wtlhelm, Paola 
Marie in the title rAle; Oct. 13, 14, 16, " Girofli-Girofla," Paola 
Marie as Girofli-Girofla. and M. Nigri as Mourzouk ; Oct. 18, 19. 
" La Fille du Tambour Major;" Oct. 20, "Les Cloches de Come- 
ville," when Mary Albert sung Serpoletlc for the first time in this 
city. For the benefit of Paola Marie, Oct. 21, " Babiolc " was given 



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for the first lime in America. Paola Marie was Babiole, and Mary 
Albert, Madeline. On Oct. 25. 26, " La Perichole." For the fiftieth 
and last performance of this company, Oct. 27. the following was 
the programme: First act of " La Belle H^lene," second act of " La 
Grande Duchesse," sohr of " La Maguena" by Mary Albert, second 
act of "La r^richole," and third act of "La Fille du Tambour 
Major." 

"The_ Upper Crust " was acted Oct. 28, with this cast: Marie, 
Annie Graham ; Mme. de Rives, Mrs. Chas. Poole; Cornelia, Maud 
Mowbray; Lillian, Pearl Eytinge; Gertrude, Amy Northcott ; Pre- 
fect Police, J. W. Eggleston ; Duke, Chas. Loveday ; Baron, \Vm. 
Scallan; Count de Rives, Lewis Morrison; Count Legarc. J. R. 
Grismer ; Paul, Raymond Holmes; Germain, Wra. A. l^velle. 

Robson and Crane began an engagement of four weeks, Nov. 8, in 
" Sharps and Flats. " which had this cast : 



Cutler Sharp . . . 
Capt. Everton . . 
Dullstone Flat . . 
Richard Illwe . . 
John PembertoQ . . 

Rattle 

Rev. Percy Gosling . 
Harx'cy Singe . . 
Mrs. Capt. Edward 

Miss 



. Stuart KobsoD 
. A' S. Lipman 
. W. H, Crane 
Seldon Mitchell 
. R. J. Dillon 
John .Vlarble 
. y. M. Burbeck 
F. E. Ambrose 

M. Shippington 



Mrs. Decker 
Miss Guppy 
Miss Prim - 
Reuben Craze 
Bell . . . 
Otis Mott . 
M. Irian . . 
Mrs. Lowndes 
Mrs. Uullslone Fl 
Nellie Flat . 



at 



Miss A. Townley 

Harriet Dizges 

. Miss A. Hart 

Mr. Fessenden 

. Thos. Noyes 

Manuel V. Duro 

Agnes Proctor 

. Alicia Rol»son 

Mary Myers 

May Gallagher 



'UHla lrimonY " was presented here Dec. 6, with this cast : Dick. 
Edwin F. Thome ; Ralph. J. Newton Gotthold ; M. La Tour, Edwin 
F. Knowles; Littleton, VVm. M. Maurice; Alice, Mrs. Edwin F. 
Thorne; Mrs. Dorcas, Emma Skerrett; Sophia, Charlotte Neville; 
Col. Playford, Chas. A. McManus; St. John, Clarence Gibson; 
Laura, Louise Muldener; Madeline, Emily Baker; Nora, Sarah 
Goodrich ; Maude, Lillian B. Conway. The house was close^^ 
evening Dec. 20 for a rehearsal of Hartley Campbell's '* ^y Geral- 
dirifi ," originally acted Dec. 21. The cast was : 



Geraldtne . . 
Maurice Ardeo 
Nora Urophy . 
Squire Ardca . 
Larry Loane . 
Little Geraldinc 



. Louise Muldener 
. . E. F. Thorne 
Mrs. E. F. Thorne 
. . . John Jack 
. W. M Maurice 
. . . Little Elko 



Mary Carroll .... Emily Baker 
Phil Carroll . . . . J. N. Goithold 
Teddy Cregan .... W. Scallan 
Mike McShane . • Frank Lawlor 

Terrence .... C. A. McManus 



This same play was produced in Chicago, 111., April 27, 1884, at 
Hooley's Theatre, under the title of " Ardendale." 

On Jan. 17, i88i, " J^igamy^" by tttie Henderson and Fannie 
Mathews, was produced for" tne first time, and cast thus : Miriam, 
AdaDyas; Adele, Louise Sylvester; Mrs. Andrews, Mrs. M. A. 
Farren ; Philip, Eben Plympton ; Henry, Nelson Decker; Judge 



246 A HISTORY OF THE NEW YORK STAGE ^aa. 



Ashton, Jos. W. Shannon ; Abraham, Henry Chanfrau ; Dr. Paine, 
J, J. Spies ; Ada, Lillian Westbrook ; Lulu, Ernestine Floyd ; Annie, 
May Maurice ; Marie, Charlotte Adams ; Alfred, Wm. Fitzgerald ; 
Laurence, Albert Tavemier; Edward, Chas. W. Day. 

" Drink " was played Jan. 31, with Rose Eylinge and Cyril Searle 
in the principal rAles, and continued for two weeks, except matinees 
Feb- 5, 12, when "East Lynne*' was acted, and repeated Feb. 14, 
15, 16. The theatre was closed Feb. 17, 18 for rehearsals of Solo- 
mon's " Billee Taylor." presented for the first time in America Feb. 
19, with this cast: 



Capt The Hon. Felix Flapper 

J. H. Ryley 
Sir Mincing Lane . W. H. Seymour 
Ben Harnacte . A. W, F. McCrillin 
Christopher Crab Wm. Hamilton 



Blliee Taylor . 

Arabella Lane . 

Susan 

Eliza Dabsey . 

Phcebe Farleigh 



Arnold Breeden 

. Alice Burville 

Madeline Lucette 

. Nellie Mortimer 

. . Carrie Burton 



During the progress of the opera, T. M. Hengler, of Delehanty 
and Hengler. Major Burke, and the La Verde Sisters, in sailor's 
hornpipe, appeared. " Billee Taylor " was first represented in Lon- 
don Oct. 30, 1880. 

" Elfins and Mermaids" was produced June 4, 1881. In the last 
weeiTof August, 1 88 1 ,B. McAuley opened in '|AJjTesseng5tii:Qc^arvis 
Section." That was followed on Sept. 22 byTjTlbcrr'and SuUivan^s 
'^TaTtetTce,'* which was the greatest financial success the house ever 
knew. About $100,000 was made by this opera, *' Pinafore " coming 
next, with receipts of $6ojooo. The cast of " Patience" was: Bun- 
thorne, J. H. Ryley; Grosvcnor, J. Barton Key; Colonel, Wm. T. 
Carleton ; Major, Arthur Wilkinson; Duke, L. Cadwatlader; Pa- 
tience, Carrie Burton; Lady jane, Augusta Roche; Lady Angela, 
jeannette Edmondson ; Lady Saphir. Marie Hunter; Lady Ella, 
Jennie Stone; Solicitor, Wm. White. 

This was the American d^but of A, Wilkinson and L. Cadwallader. 
All the theatres in New York, and in many other cities throughout 
the country, were closed evening of Sept. 20 in consequence of 
President Garfield's death. All except Daly's, the Windsor, and the 
variety theatres were again closed Sept. 26, when the final obsequies 
were performed. The one hundredth performance of "Patience" 
occurred Dec 26, when there was a change in the cast. Mr. Carle- 
ton appeared as Grosvenor. W^ H. Hamilton as Col. Caverly, jean- 
nette Edmondson as Lady Angela, and Marie Hunter as Lady Ella. 
"Claude Duval " was first sung March 6, 1882, and played alternate 
three nights with " Patience" until March 25, when the last-named 
operetta was withdrawn. 

The Actors' Fund benefit occurred April 3. The programme was 
"Claude Duval," with W. T. Carleton. L. Cadwallader, A. Wilkin- 
son, W. GItTow, J. A. Furey, F. Dixon, J. H. Ryley. Carrie Burton, 



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247 



Marie Hunter, Jennie Hughes. Victoria Reynolds. Clara Allen, Alice 
Ariington, Ethel Champneys. Annie Dayton. Mane dc Noel, Nellie 
Dcvere, Sophie Hummel, Marie Langdon, Eugenie Maynard, Agnes 
Merrill, Lizzie Miller. Lillie Shandley, Grace Sherwood, Belle Ur- 
quhart, Lillic Walters, and Clara Wisdom in the cast. May 1 the 
Hess "Acme Opera" company began and played until the close of 
the regular season, June 3. 

Baker & Farron began a summer season June 5 in '• M ax Miille r," 
which had this cast : 



Max Miiller > 
£mil MullerJ 
O'Connel . . 
Blackburn . . 
Ltike Dowling 
Sheriff . . . 
Or Renard 



. P. F. Baker 

T. J. Farron 

Frank Lusve 

J. W. Summers 

E. D. Tannchill 

. De Loss King 



O'Ndl . . . 
Kec jcr Hawes 
Keeper Jones . 
Riu Miiller 
Mina Muller . 
Mina Muller . 



. . . Harry Rice 

Charles Wilson 

. . . K. N Lee 

Mrs. W. G. Jones 

. Little Elsie Loane 

Victory Crecsh 



Miss Creese is now known as Victory Bateman. 

The season of 1882-83 began Sept. 6. with Laura Don in 
Daught ejL of the Nile." which had this cast : 



Adkus Somenlyke 
CoL Uellows . . 
Drexel Grewges . 
Sir Charles Dandle 
Uncte Pius Allyn 
Katrina Allyo . . 



. . Henn* Lee 

E. M. Holhind 

Lindsey Harris 

. Edwin Clcary 

. . Sol Smith 

Helen Tracy 



Toto Turflana ■ . Lillian EdgioKlon 
Aunt Penelope Mrs. Sol Smith 
Angcliqu'C . . Henri Louise Uascomb 
Mother Dntry ■ . . Mary Barker 
Egypt Laura Don 



D'Oyly Carte's Opera company opened Sept. 26 in 
teaux Noirs," with this cast: 



' Les Man- 



Louis de Rosaroonte W. T. Carlelon 
Dromez .... Richard Manstield 
Philip of Aragoo . . A. Wilkinson 

Nicolas W. Gillow 

Manuel Wm. White 

Palomei J. A. Furey 

DonJo84* J. H. Ryley 



Isabel Fanny Edwards 

Clorinda John Rivers 

Gomez Hitlie Harlow 

Lazarillo Mina Rowley 

Rosina Sophie Hummet 

Guzman Clara Wilson 

Girola Selina Dolaro 



They produced "Rip Van Winkle" Oct. 28, and the cast was : 



\ 



Rip van Winkle . 
Nick Vedder . . 
Knickerbocker 
Derrick van Slaus 
Capt. Rowley . - 
Tom Tit ... 
Peter van Dunk . 
Grelchen . . . 
Little Alice 
Litile Hans . . 
Little Jan Vedder 
Sara . 
Macintha 
Minnie 



. W. T. Carleton 

Richard Mansfield 

W. H. Seymour 

Arthur Roust>ey 

. A. Wilkinson 

. billie Barlow 

. . J. H. Ryley 

. Sallie Reber 

Linda Da Costa 

.Vlagi;ic Gonzales 

. PoUic Gillow 

, Mina Rowley 

. Alice Gresham 

Ina Weddle 



Dan 

Hermann . . . 
Kairina . . . . 
Hendrik Hudson . 
First lieutenant 
Second lieutenant 
Third lieutenant . 
Fourth lieutenant 
Fifth lieutenant . 
Goblin Dwarf . . 
Alice van Winkle 
Lieut, van Slaus 
Jan Vedder . . 
The Postman . . 



. Clara Wisdom 

Ada Vickars 

. Selina Dolaro 

Arthur Roust>ey 

L. Cadwallader 

. . W. Gillow 

Lillie Shandley 

Billie Barlow 

. Alice Gresham 

. Wm. White 

Sallie Reber 

L. Cadwallader 

Richard Manstield 

. . . W, While 




248 A HISTORY OF THE NEW YORK STAGE C>M3 

This was Arthur Roosbey's d^but here, and the first appearance 
of Pollie Gillow, daughter of William Gillow, an English comedian — 
right name, Moss. She died in this city Oct. 3, 1R91. 

Gilbert and Sullivan's " lolanthe " was sung Nov. 25, for the first 
time in America. It had this cast : 



Lord Chancellor . . Henry H. DUey 
Earl ofToIloIler . W. H. Fessenden 
Earl of MuuQt Ararat 

Edward P. Temple 
Private WntiB . . Gus Kantmertee 
Fairy Queeo . . . Mary A. Sanger 
Fleta. Sylvia Gerrish 



StrcpSon Sig. Broccolini 

Train liearer .... Jos. Harablin 

lolanthe Clara Poole 

Phyllis . Jcannette Edmondaon 

Cclia Annie Galloway 

Lelia llattie Delaro 



It was first produced at London. England, on the same date. 
'* Estrella " was presented Dec. 11, and had this cast : 



Count Pomposo 
SIg. Lorenzo . 
Uoge of Venice 
Pliylloxera. . 
Tommaso ■ - 
Estrella . . - 
Tartarclla . . 



. . Hubert Wilke 
. . W. S. Rising 
Edward P. Temple 
. . Horace Fmll 
George A. Schiller 
. . Amy Gordon 
Jennie Hughes 



Brigctta Fanny Rice 

Page Kathleen Lynne 

NEnctta Polly Winner 

Violelta Emma Calef 

Henrietta .... Madeline Dixon 
Noury Mr. Slallcry 



"Micaela," adapted from ** Le Coeur et la Main" by C. Lecocq, 
and produced at the Bijou Theatre, this city, Feb. 15, as "Heart 
and Hand." was first sung here Feb. 26, 18S3, and the cast was: 



The King J. H. Ryley 

Don Gaelau .... George Sweei 

Moraltts W. Macreer)- 

Uon Mosqultoi . H. W. Montgomery 
Batdomero ftl. Loe 



Capt. Harros .... Jno. Vernon 
Lieut. Moros .... Jno. Compton 
Prince Micaela . , . Marie Conron 
DoQa Otastica . Mrs. Fred Williams 
Jos45 Vernona Jarbeau 



" Pinafore " was revived March 17. with J, H. Ryley as Sir Joseph ; 
William Hamilton, Capt. Corcoran; Wallace Macreery, Ralph; J. H. 
Stuart, Deadeye; Alex. Henderson, Boatswain ; Marie Conron, 
Josephine; Vernona Jarbeau, Hebe; and Julie de Ruyther. Butter- 
cup. " Patience" was revived March 26, and ran until April 9. It 
had this cast : 



Bunthorne 
Groavcnor 
Colonel . 
Major 
Duke . 
Solicitor 



J. H. Ryley 
. . . Jas. Barton 
. W. H. Hamilton 
. . Geo. Gaston 
W. P. Hampshire 
. . Wm. White 



Lady Jane . 
Lady Angela 
Lady Saphir 
Lady Ella . 
Patience 



Auguj;ta Roche 
Hattie Anderson 
■ Helen Lowell 
. Ruby Rogers 
. Mane Janscn 



Salsbury's Troubadours followed April 
thus cast : 



II in '* Greenroom Fun," 



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249 



Prompter . . ■ 
Herr Shrickonghost 
Stage Carpenter . 
Camilla Wcstlake 



Fred A. Bowman 

. W. W. Fur*t 

G. W. Bouvier 

. Marie Hunter 



Mr. Booth McForrest . . \. Salsbury 
Kilty Plumpet and the Indian 

Princess . . . Nellie McHcnrj* 
Rev. Ernest Duckworth. John Webster 
Henry Opdyke - . . Lewis Baker 

They closed the regular season May 5. 

Blanche Revere made her diibut June 6 (matinee) as Gilberte in 
" *'rou Froti " A summer season under the management of Joseph 
irooks and James B. Dickson began June 9, with "fi^'ancU^i " ^"^ 
lasted ten nights and two matin^s. " Satanella " had this cast : 

Count Rupert . . . Geo. Travemer Braccaxio . . . W. H. Hamilton 

Hortensius J. H. Stuart Arimanes .... Fred tiornemann 

Karl W.P.Hampshire Satanella Alice May 

The Vizier Wm. White LcUa Marie Jaoscii 

Fabian Helen Lowell Stella Rose Tt-mple 

Franz Sophie Hummel Dame Bertha Lizzie Parr 

This was the first appearance in New York of Fred Bomemann, 
and the American dtibut of Alice May. 

Brooks & Dickson commenced their next season Sept. 8 with the 
new English operetta "The Merry Duchess." 

Kowcna (first appearance in 

New York) . . . Louise Lester 
Doretha Bowman (6rst appearance 

in New York) . . . Jean Delmar 
EthcUrcda .... Sophie Hummel 

Sylvia Dickie Delaro 

Jimm^ Addle Davis 

Martin Fanny Knight 

Chloe ..... Belle L'rquhart 

Marian ...... Eva Walton 

Modge Annie Dayton 

"In the Ranks," a London melodrama, was first produced in 
America Nov. i, and had this cast: 



Brabazon Sykes . 
Freddy Bowman . 
Farmer Bnwen 
Sir Lothbury Jones 
Capt. Walker . . 
Lord Johnie . . 
Inspector Green . 
Alderman Gog . 
The Trainer 



Harry E. Dixcy 

. John K. Nasn 

Edward Connell 

W. Forrester 

Walt. Hamp.shire 

. . J. Watson 

, . W. Jones 

. W. Dohrman 

. . G. Wilson 

The Duchess of Epsom Downs 

Selina Dolaro 



Ned Dravton . . . Frederic Bryton 
Richard tlelton . . . F. F Mackay 
Gideon Blake . . . . J. R. Crawford 

Col. Wynter Leslie Alien 

Capt. Holcroft . . . Nelson Decker 
Farmer Herrick . . J. H. Fit2patrick 
Joe Buzzard . . Sidney M. Howard 

Sergt. Searle R. C. While 

Private Curtis . . . Walter Denier 
0*Hara ...... Frank Lane 

Lechmere Lester Victor 

Barker L. Peterson 

Kurcher ..... Oliver Waters 

Turvey J. B. Santley 

Trimmlna .... Alfred Becks 

Old Thomaa F. Sartine 

BloKom Wm. Wendell 

ConaUble W. Gillow 

Police Sergeant . . J. Antoinc 



Wymple ...... G. Landis 

O'FIannigan .... J. F. Watson 

.Spivins Delancey Barclay 

Workingmon R. V. Percy 

O'Leary T. AUton 

Mr. Brown J. Cornstalk 

Sentry H. Phillips 

Tiger W, Drcxell 

Warder . A. Fisher 

Ruth Herrick . . . Kate M. Forsyth 
Barbara Herrick . . . Sydney Cowell 

Mrs. Buzzard Dora Stuart 

L)ina Turvey .... Emily Bancker 
Mrs. Trimmins . Mrs. Charles Peters 
Mrs. Wymple . . Elizabeth Andrews 
Mrs. O'FIannigan . . Helen Tweed 
Grandmother .... Mrs. Navlor 
Polly Trimmins .... Little Dolly 
Child Little Alice 



250 A HISTORY OF THE NEW YORK STAGE Da»5 

This was the American d^but of J. R. Crawford. Elizabeth 
Andrews became an inmate of the Edwin Forrest Home, Aug. 
10, 1S92. 

This theatre was destroyed by fire on the afternoon of Dec, 14, 

1883. All the members of the company and of the chorus were 
sufferers, 

A new house was erected on the site; McElfatrick & Sons were 
the architects. The seating capacity of the new house was: or- 
chestra, five hundred; balcony, three hundred and twenty-five; 
and gallery, five hundred. John A. Duff was the lessee, and 
James C. Duff the manager. The opening took place Dec. 23, 

1884, with an adaptation of "^ Tr j_ ^ to Africa, " with this cast : 

Titania Fanfani . . . Marie Cooroa 
Fanfani I'asha . . Charles Stanley 

Miradillo Alex. Klein 

Anusid A. L. King 

Tessa Mae St. John 

Buccamtrtia .... Hattie Nefflin 
Pericles John E. NasU 

This was the American d^but of Mae St. John. Emma Sce- 
bold made her first appearance Dec. 24, in the character of Titania. 
"Gasperone" was simultaneousiy produced, for the first time in 
America, at this theatre and Thalia Theatre, Feb. 21, 1885. The 
cast here was : 



Nakid Fred Clifton 

Sebll Miss Englander 

Hosh £. Sullivan 

A. Muczzio Sig. Jammo 

First Sais C. L. Rosario 

Second Sais .... Wm. Cillow 



Zcnobia Hattie Nefflen 

Marietta Alice Vincent 

Macassio Cbas. Stanley 

Clerk Wm. Gilmore 

Ruperto Wm. Gillow 

Guarino C L. Rosario 



Carlotta Emma Seebold 

babokna . . . Richard Mansfield 
Sindulfo . . . Wm. H. I-itz^erald 
Count Erminio . . . Harry HilHard 

Luigt John E. Nash 

benozzo Alex. Klein 

Sora Mae St. John 

" Pinafore " was revived April 4, with Mae St. John as Josephine, 
Thos. Whiffen as Sir Joseph. The farcical comedy, "The Twins," 
by Joseph Derrick, author of "Confusion," was produced for the 
first time in New York, April 2a It was originally presented on 
the American stage at the Boston Museum, Sept. i, 1884. The 
cast here was: 



Spinach ? 



Dr. Titus 
Timothy Spinach 
Amos Billings 
Adolphus Billings 
Richards . . . 
O'Havcrsack . . H 
Kollnx . . 
kampunkah 



"The Mikado' 



Arracic J. W. Pigott 

Mrs. Billings . . . Louisa Eldridj^e 
The Hon. Mrs. Grand, Emma Gralian 
(Mrs. Harry Counaine) 
Edith Gracely . . . Olga Drandon 
Matilda Spinach . . . Haitic Ncltien 
Lydia Haversack . . Agnes Thomas 




John A. Mackay 

Charles Stanley 

. j. H. Browne 

Fred Clifton 

W. MontKonicry 

. . J. E. Naali 

Harry HoUiday 



was sung Aug. 20, and the cast was: 



* 



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The Mikado 
Nanky-Poo 
Ko-Ko . . 
Pooli-!Uh . 
Fish-Tush . 



W. H. Hamilton 
Harry S. HillUrd 
. . J. H. Rylcy 
Thomas Whiflfen 
Alonzo Stoddard 



Yum* Yum .... V'ernona jarbeau 
Pilti-.Sing .... Sallie Williams 

Peep- Bo Carrie Tutcin 

Katisha Zclda Sequin 



Cbas. Harris was the original Mikado in America. 

N. C. Goodwin followed Nov. 23, in " The Skating ?'^ ' — *^^ 
first representation in this city: Ronald Delaine, N. C. Tjoodwin, 
Jr.; Erasmus, J. B. Radcliflfc; Timothy, Henry V. Donnelly; 
Mickey, Edward F. Goodwin; Philander, Major Newell; Ignis 
Fatuus, Chas. Fletcher; Hither and Thither, Wm. Fletcher; 
Clarence O'Dear, Frank E. Morse; Amelia Tubbs, Daisy Mur- 
doch; Sallie Tubbs, Marietta Uart; Franchita, Lillian Fletcher; 
Matilda Squibbs, Helen Lowell, Phoebe, Hattie Schell. 

Lotta appeared here Dec. 7, in ' ^The Old Ctariosity gho p. " 
This was the first engagement at this Juiusc under John Stet- 
son's management, he having leased the theatre for a few weeks, 
Rosina Yokes, with an English company (brought to America by 
John Stetson), was seen here Dec. 21, in "In Honor Bound," "My 
Milliner's Bill," and "A Christmas Pantomime Rehearsal." All 
three pieces were new to this city. With the exception of the star 
all of the people named made their metropolitan debut. In " My 
Milliner's Bill" were: Jack Merridew, Brandon Thomas; Mrs, 
Merridcw, Rosina Yokes. "A Christmas Pantomime Rehearsal" 
was cast as follows: 



Jack Decdcs . . . . W. G. Elliott 

Tomkins J. Rolfe 

Lord Arthur Somersault 

Weedon Grossmith 
Sir Charles Grandison W. K. Stavely 



Capt. Tnm Kol)in.son, lirandoD Thomas 
Ladv Kosa Tralee . Miss Carlingfurd 

Violet Leslie Chester 

.May Agnes Miller 

Lily Kosina V'okcs 



Kate Castleton was seen here Jan. 18, 1886, in "JCia£l_£3tch" 
— its first performance in this city. The cast was: Sybil la Tubbs, 
Kate Castleton ; Sarah Tubbs, Esther Williams; Mignonette, Belle 
Nicholson; Chrysanthemum, Courtney Haviland ; Hyacinth, Elsie 
Graham; Lucy, Ada Gilman; Jupiter Tubbs, L. R. Stockwell; 
Arthur Sullivan, I. N. Long ; Arthur Mivins Tubbs, Willie Royston ; 
William Smith, John D. Gilbert; Felix McGlue, Eddie Girard. 

"The Mikado" was transferred from the Fifth Avenue Theatre 
on Feb. i by John Stetson, and was given here until Feb. 27, 
when it returned to the Fifth Avenue. "Blackmail " followed 
here March 15, and stayed for two weeks, its cast was: 



Leon Deraux ■ 
Cheval Vandel 
Alfred Dorni . 
I>octor Florio . 
Sipio . . . 
Marquis Dorni 
Custave . . 



Will C. Cowper 
. James Wilson 
I-awrencc Hanley 
. Evelyn Evans 
. T. J. Hemdon 
. James F. Dean 
Arthur Giles 



Governor of Toulon . . Alfred Sclig 

Scarbrand Harry Horn 

Jailer James Andrews 

Servant T. F. Bowers 

Emilie Eleanor MoretU 

Hetty Ftorio . . . Addie Flunkett 
Mme. Deraux .... Adeic Clark 



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"rHlC__LitUfiJIi£oon '* was sung for the first time in New Yoik 
March 29, and had this cast: 

Knickerbocker . . . R. E. Graham Teddy . . . 

Alvin Han7 .... Will S. KUing Montgomery . 

Rufus Kead^ . . . . R. N. Dunbar Violet . . . 

Lord Dolphin . Ed. H. Van Veghtco Dolly Dimple . 

Custom House Officers] h ^^ V.*"'"'* "*" Hurrrcane 
) John Uanner 

"A Tin Soldier " had its first representation in this city May 3, 
and ran until July 3, when the season closed. 

"Thc^Maid and the Mocnshiner." a comic opera, by Edward 
Solomon and C^^^^^HoytTliants first performance Aug. 16, and 
the cast was: 



. . Joseph Mealey 
. . Frank Darcy 
Carrie M. Dieirick 
. . Nctta Guioa 
. . Klma Delaro 



Virginia . . . 
I'Durbon Miller 
Col. Peyton . . 
Upton 6. Dodge 
Capt. Beach . . 
CapL Barr . . 
Capt. Sparrow 



. Lillian Runsell 
. John E. Hrand 
James Radcliffe 
. . Tony Hart 
Joseph Armand 
Geo. Wilkinson 
. A. L. NLcholIs 



Mrs. Lee . . 
Lconore . . 
Marguerite 
VioletU . . . 
Capt. Fahrbach 
Rev. Mr. Thayer . 
Pomp . . , 



. Emma Detaro 

. Carrie Tutcin 

Annie Leslie 

Queenie Vassar 

Frank Boudinot 

Fred. Solomon 

John P. Hogan 



U was a failure, and the theatre was closed after Aug. 28. 
r The theatre was reopened Sept. 20, 1886, with " A Wall 
Bandit," by A C ^Guntber. The cast was: ^ 



Street 



Weston Minton . 
Justus Sharkey . 

iDshua joab Jmks 
)r. Rabton . . 
Broadstretcher 
Steven Mawley ? 
lEdison Shocks ( 



. Chas. Wheatlet)^ 
Kobl. McWade 
Charles Bowser 

. . Frank Loaee 
Lysander Thompson 

W. J. Ferguson 



Bijou Femandez 
Fannie Addison 



Ethel Wavne . . 
Patience Mawley t 
Patience O'Flynn J 

Annie Marion Russell 

Mattie Edith Hird 

Katie LitUe OIlie 

Gentleman Jimmy • - J. H- FarrcU 
Ethel Mi nton . . . Georgia Cay van 
Marion Longdate . • Sadie Bigelow 
Katie Morton .... Anaa Boyle 



Jonathan Wayne > .... . 
pohnny Graham { Atk.ns Uwrcnce 

Uonathan Wayne, Jr. Tommy Russell 

It was withdrawn Oct, 17. About six months before this date 
Henry Rochefort, the Parisian editor, agitator, and duellist, wrote 
a play called " L'lrlandaise." It was secured for this country by 
Louis Nathal and F. Mons, who had it tiajjf^^ted, and, as "A 
Daujjhter of Jreland," it was acted for the firsf time on any stage 
at the Standard, Oct. 18, with this cast: 



Una Campbell 
Lady Edith . 
Lx>rd Hastings 
Richard Sweeny 
Col. Watson . 
Costlgan . . 
Sir Edward Love 



Georgia Cayvan 
. . Sadie Bigelow 
W. J. Constantine 
. Robert Hilliard 

Hardic Vernon 
. . Alfred Follin 

Charles Brandt 



Speedwell . . . 

O'Kclly . . . 
Capt. Jonathan 

Lieut. Ferguson . 

Sergt, Sam . . 
Cornelius O'Brien 

Thomas . . . 



. W. H. Pope 

. Frank Kemble 
. Harry Clifford 
A. W. Gregory 
Walter Reeves 
Chas. Hawkinii 
. Geo. Wagner 



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253 



Dion Boucicault's comedy " The lilt " was seen for the first 
lime here Oct. 29, when it had this cast : 



Myles O'Hara . . Dion Boucicault 
Sir Budlclgh Woodstock 

H. J. Lethcourt 



Lord Marcus Wylie 
Col. Tiidor . . 
Geoffrey Tudor 
James Daisy . . 
Kev. Mr. Spooner 



Frank Norcroas 
John Sutton 

. Fritz Williams 
Mr. Herbert 
J. B. Hollis 



Wilcox Mr. Murray 

Cripps Mr. Bellon 

Kitty Woodstock Louise Thomdyke 



Mrs. Welter 
Phyllis Welter 
Mrs. Fincoii . 
Lady MiUicent 



Man' Harker 

Miss M. Bannister 

. Maude Mowbrav 

Helen Bancroft 



The Rosina Vokes company appeared here Nov. 15, without 
Miss Vokes, who was ill, in "In Honor Bound," "A Pantomime 
Rehearsal," and "Cousin Dick," the last-named then acted for the 
first time in this city, and thus cast: Richard Dalston, Gordon 
Dalzell; Conscance. Helen Dacrc; Florence, Mabel Millett; 
Mary, Geraldine Dalzell ".A_-liiUe„Ciiarge " was first acted 
here Nov. 18. "The Schoolmistress" received its first New 
York representation Dec. 7. Salsbury's Troubadours opened 
Keb. 7, 1887, in "The Hnmming iiird," acted for the first tinig^ 
in New York. Sol Smith Russell followed Feb. 14, in "Pa," 
which had this cast: ""^ 



Perkimen Guinney (Pa) 

Sol Smith Russell 
Raymond Dawsey Fred Percy Marsh 
Spartxcus Hubbs . . Frank Lawton 
Sydney Bumps . . . Fred P. Ham 



Capt- Stanle 
Mrs. Rymer 
Hope 

Sybil . . 
Beatrice 



Albert H. Warren 
. Mattie Ferguson 
Virginia Nelson I 
Emily Bancker 
Emma Hagger ' 



Marshall's company of Japanese performers appeared here June 
13, for a brief stay. 

The next season opened Sept. 12, with "The Arabian Nights, 
or Aladdin's Wonderful Lamp," which had this cast: 



Haroun Al Rascbid 
The SiUuna . . 
The Magician . . 
Spirit ofthe Lamp 
Spirit of the Ring 
Ski-Hi .... 
Princess . . . 
Tckiky Nokra 
Chow-Vhow . . 
KlulvLubba . . 
Kickapoo . . . 
Aladdin .... 



. . Geo. Gare 

Helen Harrington 

J. H. Ryley 

Miss Cog.in 

Miss Picnrepont 

Frank W HolLind 

. Celie KIlis 

Thos. Martin 

. J. H. Ryley 

E. Connelly 

Lena Merville 

. Loie Fuller 



The Widow .... UIHe Alliston 

Fol-Dol Jennie Ellison 

ZaI Am-Bo Zoe Vielli 

Tambo-Rina .... Agnes Kurke 
Genie of the Lamp . , . Miss Cogan 

Fallal Rose Franks 

NJ-See Rose Wilson 

Lum-Tum Linda Harnett 

Chid-Dee Linda Linnet 

Loot-Lee . . . Miss Chamberlayne 
Tip-Top Marie Austin 



The theatre was closed for five nights the week of Oct. 31, and 
was reopened Nov. 5, with "Q grothy ." sung for the first time in 
America. In it Harry Paulton and Marie Halton made their 
American d^but. The cast was; 



254 A HISTORY OF THE NEW YORK STAGE C'««« 



Squire BanUm 
Geoffrey Wilder 
Harry Sherwood 
Johrt'Tuppit . 
Lurcher . . 



Wm. Hamilton 
. Eugene Oudin 

John K. Hrand 

F. Uoudinot 

. Harry Pauttoo 



Tom Stnitt . . 
Dorothy Bantam . 
Lydia Rawthorne 
Mrs. Privett . . 
Phyllis . . . . 



. J. E. Nash 

LiUian Russell 

Agoes Stone 

Rose Leighton 

Marie Halton 



It was sung for the last lime Dec 17. This opera was first pro- 
duced at the Gaiety, London, Hng., Sept, 25, 1886. After being 
closed for one week the theatre was reopened Dec 24, by the 
Meech Brothers, John and Henry, and Frank W. Sanger, who 
leased it for the production of Steele Mackaye's '|,£aiJ-iailxar," 
originally played at Buffalo, N. Y., under the title of " ^ jiarchV j, " 
May 30 of the same year. The cast at this theatre wasTTSul 
Kauvar, Joseph Haworth ; Honorc Albert Maximc, Edwin Varrey ; 
Marquis de Vaux, alias Gouroc, W. A. Lackaye; Gen. Delarochc» 
Nestor Lennon ; Abb^ de St. Simon, B. F. Horning; Gen. Kleterrc, 
Jerome Stevens; Col, La Hogue, Leslie Allen; Dodolphe Potin, 
Sidney Drew ; Carrac, Geo. D. Fawcett ; Bourdotte, Edward 
Coleman; Goujon, Rd. M. Murd; Taboose, Chas. Mitchell; First 
Orderly, E. R. Spencer; Second Orderly, A. E. Lohman; First 
Sans Culotle, Fred. Clifton; Second Sans Culolte, C. H. Went- 
worth; Diane dc Beaumont, Annie Robe; Nanette Potin, Louise 
Rial; Scarlotte, Lillie Eldridge. Annie Robe acted Diane for 
the last time Jan. 21, 1888. Adcle Bclgardo played Diane, and 
R. C. Hilliard, Gen. Delarochc, Jan. 23. Steele Mackaye ap- 
peared Feb. 20 as Haul Kauvar. This was his first appearance on 
the New York stage in seven years, Carrie Turner appeared as 
Diane the same night. Wilton A. Lackaye acted Paul Kauvar 
March 14, 15, in consequence of Mr. Mackayc's indisposition. 
The latter reappeared March 16. Cora Dean played Diane 
matinde March 17. "Paul Kauvar" ended its run March 31. 

Miss Dean was afterwards~ETiowit"as Cora Hawkhurst, and also as 
I Cora Edsett. " A Possib le^ase/' by Sydney_Jifl^nfeld, was first 
acted in this city April 9, and was thus cast: 



Otto Brtnckerhoff 
Lawrence Gould . 
Allan Weeks . . 
Seflor de Vidas 
Dick Hertel . . 
Cyrus A. Wishton 
Aurelio .... 
Gomez .... 
Pedro .... 



M. A. Kennedy 

Frank Burheck 

. Robert Itilliard 

W. H. Thompson 

, E. D. Tannehill 

Geo. F. Dcvcre 

. . Dan Leeson 

. Robert V. Percy 

James H. Browne 



Brideeman . . 
Wilhe Carter . 
\'iolet Mendoza 
Klhcl Sorrcro . 
Mrs. Wishton 
Gladys . . . 
Tuanita . . . 
Kilty . . . 



Charles SUndish 

, . Edgar Smart 

Genevieve Lytlon 

, . Dorothy Dorr 

. . Louise Rial 

. . Lelia Wolstan 

, . Kate Oesterle 

Carrie Jackson 



" Vinj," with Neil Burgess as the star, was produced Apri 
"Lights an d Shadows," by Chas^S. Gayler, was acted for the 
time lii tKs city May 21, and Had this cast: 



. I 30. 

the first 



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^55 



Mary Bland } 
Mabel Milbum ( ' 
Edith Brou^litun 
Kate Stanhope 
Mrs. blceker . 
Madam Gerard ) 
Mother Meg [- 
Jeanctte ) 

Mark Milbum 
Rufus Milbum 



. May Newman 

Marjorie Bonner 
Jennie W'illiims 
Emelie Kickat>y 

Ida Jeffreys 

. J. H. Gilmour 
. John Hannon 



Jud^ Hroughton 
Aicliy Bletrker 
Max Wilion 
Claude Maul . 
Tom . . . , 
Sam UruQO 
Tom Spinner . 
Chief of Detective* 
Sergl. of Police . 



. . Jameit Dunn / 
Augustus Cook I 

. Jame& E. Wilson I 
M. W. Rawteyl 

. . Fred Warren I 
Thomas McCartney I 

. James Beckwtth I 

. . Milton Koblee \ 
William Foster 



"^PMJ^fi HCT"'* " was seen here Oct. I, and had the same cast as 
when played at the VHth Avenue Theatre. 

After having been closed for three nights, this house was re- 
opened Nov. 17, for the American debut o£ the London Gaiety 
Theatre Burlesque company in "Monte Cristo, Jr.," the cast of 
which was: "" 



Edmond Dantes . . . Nellie Farren 

Nortier Fred Leslie 

Mercedes Marian Hood 

Fernand .... Fanny Marriott 

Mariette Letiy IJnd 

Victorine Sylvia Grey 



De Villcfort 
Morel - . 
Danplars . 
CadtTouMC 
Albert . . 
Carconte 



Charles Danby 

Fred Storey 

Charies Medwin 

. Alfred Balfour 

. Jenny Dawson 

Linda Verner 



" Monte_Ctisto, Jr.." was followed by "Miss Esmeralda," Dec. 
tj, for the first time in America. The cast was: 



CapL Phoebus . . . Nellie Farren 
Claude Frollo . . . P>ed Leslie 

Esmenkla Marian Hood 

Kleur-de-Lis Letty Lind 

Lafitte Sylvia Grey 

Ernest ..... Fanny Marriott 



Mme. Gondalaurier . . Linda Verner 

Zillah May Russell 

Corporal Gringoire . Charles Danby 

Quasimodo Fred Storey 

Judge A. Balfour 

Clopin C. Medwin 



Duff's Comic Opera company reappeared Jan. 7, i88g, in "The 
Queen's Mate," which had this cast: 



AniU Lilly Post 

tux Marie Halton 

Cat. Bombordos Wm. McLauf;hlin 
Prince Gutzman . . Frederic Clifton 

Pedrillo Edward Lowe 

Inigo Harry Paulton 

Gen. Pataques ■ - Richard Golden 



Gomez Hattic Delaro 

Hanz Mr. Holland 

Manuel Mr. Luckstonc 

Roderigo Mr. Holbruuk 

Paquita Miss Millard 

Lola Miss Atherton 

Paola Miss Hawthorne 



Lilly Post died in San Francisco, Cal., April 4, 189a 

The London Gaiety burlesque company reappeared Feb. 25 in 
" Esmeralda," and stayed for one month. The Howard Alhcnicum 
Specialty company opened March 25, for a fortnight. "Dovetta." 
a comic opera, music by Mrs. Emma Marcy Raymond, and the book 
by Mary E. Bancker and Charles Raynaud, was sung for the first 
time on any stage, April 22. The cast was: 



256 A HISTORY OF THIi NEW YORK STAGE C'890 



Papalahouu .... l^arry Brown 
Broken Arrow . Emily Soldene 

Rainbow Joseph Lynde 

Doveiu Fatmah Utard 

Muskrat .... Fred Matthews 



U. S. CommUsioner Brambletoa 

Frank David 
Florrie Brambleton . . Rose Leighlon 
Robert Brambleton . . W. S. Rising 
Clubby . . . Hattie Ddaro (Barnes) 



"Dovetta" was given at matinee April 1. " The Black C rook" 
was produced March 29, and continued week ot Iviay 0. it'~gave 
place May 13 to "HiasulO^-" The house closed week of May 20, 
and was reopened May 27 for seven performances of the London 
Gaiety company. "Miss Esmeralda" was given May 27, 28, 29, 
and matinee June i; "Monte Cristo," May 30, 31, and June 1, 
when the house closed for the summer. 

The next season opened Sept. 19, with " Hands Across the 
Sea," which bad this cast: 



Jack Dudley . . 
Jean dc Lussac . 
Tom Basselt . ■ 
Dick Melford . . 
Robert Stillwood . 
Count Paul du Renal 
Capt. Land . . 
Joseph Stillwood . 
Hiram Hiccory . 
Ueut Victor . . 



Gus. Levicic 

W. J. Ferguson 

John Btickstone 

Wm. H. Wallis 

Jos. Adelmaa 

J. R. Fudong 

J. W. Atkinson 

James Odey 

. . Gus Hyde 

. George Duval 



De Courcclles . . 
Governor . . . 
Inspector Thompson 
Ike Johnson . . 
Chief Officer . . 
OfBcer of Gendarmes 
Lilian Mctford 
Lucy Nettleford . 
Mme. Vallerie 
Polly .... 



Bruce Hayes 

. Chas. .Morton 

Robert Hamlin 

Wm. Richardson 

. Fred Sherman 

W. Thompson 

Edna Carey 

. Percy Haswefl 

Lizzie J. Scanlan 

. Miss Viietell 



" The Seven Af^e s " was acted for the first time Oct. 7, and the 
cast was: 



Bertie Van Loo ... H. E. Dixey 
Dolly .... Geraldine McCann 
Clara ..... Marion Giroux 
Imogene Minnie Miller 



Edith Ella Rock 

M)Ta Van Twiller Marie Williams 

Tripp E. H Aiken 

Shakespeare . . . Ceo. W. Howard 



Geraldine McCann replaced Marie Williams in the cast Dec. 9. 
She was followed Dec r6 by Bettina Girard (Mrs. Padelford), who 
then made her New York debut. 

James M. Hill leased this theatre Jan. 25, i8go, from James C. 
Duff until May i, 1893. Elvia Croix (Mrs. Thos. Q. Seabrooke) 
retired from the cast of " Jhc Sevco, Age s." Feb. i. Geraldine 
McCann assumed her r61e of Myra Van Twiller, Feb. 3. "Xhe 
Sijvea^ges" closed Feb. 15. The one hundred and fifty-second 
consecutive performance was Feb. 15. Marie Williams reappeared 
Feb. 10 as Myra Van Twiller. "Xli&-Sti j?pinE Ston e" had its 
first representation Feb. 17, with this cast: 



Mrs. Arden . . 
Miranda . . ■ 
Cynthia Vernon . 
Koeschen . . . 
Cicely Newman . 
Thurm.in Noycs . 
Royal Mackenzie 
Johnstone . . . 



. . Rose Eytinge 
. . Louise HaVfe 
. . Minette Mills 
. . Kate Ocsterlc 
Marguerite Fields 
. Gustavus Levick 
. . Robert Taber 
Thos. Q- Seabrooke 



Church Twmkler. . Chas. S. Dickson 
Doctor Wyke . . . J. H. Fitzpatrick 
Nick Vale .... Frank B. Hatch 

Ruth Linda Dietz 

Hhvllis Victory Bateman 

Caleb Knox .... Frank Ru.ssell 
Jessie Sallie Williams 



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257 



Carrie Jackson replaced Minnette Mills (Mrs. VV. O'Sullivan 
Oimpfel) Feb. 18, and J. H. Fitzpatrick was relieved Feb. 24 by 
Frederic de Belleville. On that date Selina Fetter joined the 
cast to play the part originated by I-inda Dietz, while the latter 
in turn relieved Carrie Jackson. A professional matinee of "JQip 
Stepping Ston e " occurred March 7. Rose Eytinge's place was 
filled March 10 and thereafter by Jennie Rciffarlh. Selina Fetter 
replaced Louise BaUe as Miranda March 14 Other changes were 
made March 17, as follows: Thurman Noyes, Frederic dc Belle- 
ville; Royal Mackenzie, J. E. Kellerd; Dr. Wykc, Chas. M. Col- 
lins; Johnstone, J. H. Ryley; Church Twinkler, Chas. S. Diclson; 
Caleb Knox, Frank Hatch; Nick Vale, Chas. Dade; Miranda, Se- 
lina Fetter; Ruth, Ada Levick; Cynthia Vernon, I.inda Dietz; 
Phyllis, May Haines; Mrs. Arden, Mme. Ponisi ; Roeschen, Vida 
Croly ; Jessie, Sally Williams; and Cicely Newman, Alma Doerge. 
Mme. Ponisi retired after March 17, on account of severe illness. 
Matinees were then given Thursdays and Saturdays. " The St ep- 
^)ing Stone " closed its season March 29. During the last week of 
its stay Ida Vernon played Mrs. Arden; Howard Kyle, Church 
Twinkler; and Frank Hatch, Nick Vale. Thos. Q, Seabrooke 
also returned to the cast March 24. ^ 

The house was closed the week commencing March 31. for re- 
hearsals of "Money Mad ," by Steele Mackaye, produced for the 
first time April 7/ with this cast: 



John Murray . 
Cary Haskins 
SlinW . . . 
Bill Uurke . . 
Hugh Wallace 
Jack Ad^ims 
MiJey .McCann 
Kate O'Neil . 
Grace Manning 



Geo. Wessels 

. E. J. Henley 

W. H. Thompson 

Harry C.wyneiic 

E. H. Vanderfelt 

Wilton Lackaye 

. Hudson Listen 

Minnie Scligman 

. Lelia Wolstan 



Gurtha Graham . . Mar^ Hamptoa 
Aunt Fliillis ■ . Mrs. Anuie Yeamans 

Appiana VViKord Ives 

Bridge Tender - . Geo. A. Dalton 
Caleb Cutler . . . N. C. Forrester 

Teddy Queenie VassarJ 

Jane Annie MorH»l 

Fatty H. B. Blrditall/ 

Illcek Harry Meredith/ 



Harry Meredith died in New York, Feb. 28. 1898. N. C Forres- 
ter died in Boston, Mass., Feb. 19, 1892. 

On April 19, between the acts, Steele J^^kayc made a speech, 
explaining that Manager Hill desired the au<tte7TCe to cast ballots 
on passing out of the theatre as to whether the old negress' prayer 
should be retained in the drama, inasmuch as the incident had been 
criticised as sacrilegious. Ballots were furnished for the puq>ose, 
and only twenty-four voted to discontinue the prayer. The votes 
in favor of it were several hundred in number. A professional 
matinee of " Money Mad^' occurred May i. Wilton Lackaye re- 
tired from the cast May 19, and Steele Mackaye played his part. 
Mary Bird, Jerome Stevens, and Nestor Lennon joined the cast 
the same (late, in the places of Mrs. Ycamans, Geo. Wessels, and 
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258 A HISTORY OF THE NEW YORK STAGE [1890 



E. H. Vanderfelt. Several changes were also made in the play. 
Murray and Murphy did a specialty May 24, during one of the 
acts. Helen Leslie replaced Minnie Seligman June 6 as Kate 
O'Neil. Howell Hansell appeared June 13 as Jack Adams. The 
seventy-fifth performance occurred June 19, and the season closed 
June 21. 

The theatre was reopened Aug. 16, 1890, with a vaudeville com- 
pany, which appeared the same night at the Union Square Theatre, 
as this house was kept open only one night. The scheme of play- 
ing at two theatres on one night was a failure. This house was 
reopened Sept. 15, with " The Clen^en ceau^Case." for the first time 
in this city, and the cast was: 



Pierre Clemenceau . Wilton Laclcaye 
Consuntin Kiu . . John K> Kellcrd 
Mons. Kits ... F- A. Tannehiil 
Count Voinoff . . . Daniel Jarrctt 
Countess Dombronowska, Alice Fischer 
Mme. Ctemeoceau . Elizabeth M. Post 
Mme. Lesperon . . . Harriet Ford 



Mme. de Netderfeld . Ella Gardiner 

Cassignol Wra. Watson 

Dertin H. Franklin 

Theodore G. Thompson 

Footman A. B- John 

Georgette Mary Dowling 

Iza. Fearl Ey tinge 



r 



Pearl Eytinge withdrew from the cast Sept. 19, and Sybil John- 
stone appeared as Iza. W. A. Lackaye retired Sept. 25, and John 
E. Kellerd played Pierre Clemenceau, and Daniel Jarrelt, Con- 
Stantin. A professional matinf^e nf " ^Tbe npr^ gng gan T aiti* " wag 
given Sept. 23, and the final performance occurred Sept. 27. The 
theatre was closed Sept. 29. Helen Dauvray appeared Sept 30, 
in " Ihe WlurlHund," acted for the first time, and with this cast: 



Samuel Clarges 
James Cameroo 
Koberl Brent . 
Eugene Forbes 
Fress Fenwick 



GtoHrey Van Kensselaer 



Theo. Hamilton 
. . Jas. Uunn 
. J. G. Saville 
. Wm. Harcoun 
Sidney Drew 



Wm. E. Wilson Folly Fargua 



Jerolamon Pritchard 

Chas. H. Bradfthaw 
Walter Prime . . . Louts Carpenter 
Belle Cameron - . . Agnes Miller 
Mrs. Clarges, Mrs. Henry Vandcnhoff 
Valentine Helen LoMell 



Helen Dauvray 



Mrs. Vandenhoff withdrew from the cast Oct. 3, and Mrs. 
Clarges was played by Kate Denin Wilson. Helen Dauvray 
closed her engagement Oct. 25, and was followed Oct. 27 by 
" p ^^kless Temj2e," with Maurice Barrymore as the star. This 
was itH first Kew^ork production. The cast was : 



Edgar Temple 
Jean Clautice 
Ceo. Hamlin . 
Judge Hamlin . 
Dr. Baldwin . 
Beaumont Five 
Granville Orton 




M. H. Barrymore 

Joseph Holland 

. Frank Lander 

. Charles Harris 

Charles A. Smiley 
Edward Belknap 
. W. H. Pascoe 



Mason . . . . 
James . . , . 
Mrs. Bitlincslcy . 
Dana Hamlin 
Estclle Turner . 
Sophie Newcome 
Suaan .... 



N. C. Forrester 

. Henry Tomlv 

Caroline Hill 

. Dallas McLean 

May Dowling 

Lillian Cummings 

Lottie Bums 



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259 



This play was withdrawn after Nov. 8, and "Xbc Clemenceau 
I Case '* was revived Nov. lo, Wm. PZleron, the adapter, having 
I rented the theatre for eight weeks. Gustavus Levick played 
' Pierre Clemenceau, and Sybil Johnstone, Iza. 

The house was closed the night of Nov. i8, and no performance 
> was given of "The Clemenceau Case," owing to a failure on the 
I part of Mr. Fleron to pay the rent. The house remained closed 

until Nov. 24, when "(^figycaaJTsiDple" was revived. Lelia Wol- 
' »tan as Mrs. Billingsley, formerly played by Caroline Hill, was the 

only change in the cast. " Shm_Ahoy ! " a comic opera, was given 
I for the first time in this city, DccTS, when the cast was: 



Lieut, of the Marines . . Ida Marsh 

Midshipman May Ford 

Mile. Auburoi . . . Bertha Ricci 
Mile. Georgie . . . Edith Sinclair 
Mile. Lulu Lalla . . . Carrie Tulein 
Brunetta Miss Marsh 



Commodore Cook . . Ed M. Favor 
Col. Mapleson Mulberry. Tom Ricketts 
Lieut. Lollypop . . Walter li. Ford 
Ensign Toddles . Newton Brown, Jr. 
Barnacle Duff . . . C. \V. Allison 
Simpson Christy . E. Schnttz Edwards 
Capi. of the Marines . . Dora Webb 

During the second week Eddie Readway appeared as Simpson, 
W. H. Allen as Executive Officer, May Arkason as Midshipman, 
and Jessie Giles as Brunetta. Bertha Ricci retired Dec. 27, and 
Addie Cora Reed took her place as Mile. Auburni, Dec. 29. Jan. 
5, 1 891, Thomas Ricketts gave way to Frank Blair. Edith Sin- 
clair (Mrs. Favor) and Ed M. Favor also withdrew from the cast. 
"Ship Ahoy" closed Jan. 10, and was followed by Hallen and 
Hart in "J^tcr_On," for two weeks. 'IMfiro" came Jan. 26, for 
one week. Sunday evening, Feb. i, a benefit was given to the 
employes of the Fifth Avenue Theatre. 

Lydia Thompson appeared here Feb. 2, in "Th^ PayT^r," pro- 
duced at the Park Theatre, this city, a few weeks before. Sol 
Smith Russell. Feb. 23. in " ^^aor, R c jation . " "The F^akjr" 
came March 2, for one week. "Only aT^arhicr's Dati^^er*' was 
seen March 9. March 16 a specialty company began a week's en- 
gagement, followed March 23 with "U and I," which had this 
cast: ^ 



Prof. Ungerblotz . . Gus Williams 
O'Donovan .... John T. Kelly 
Oliver Twist Haphazard 

Charles Wayne 
. . Harry Kelly 
Charles F. Walton 



Adam Clubber 
Percy van Astor 
Another Johnny 
Mile. Vermicelli 
Mrs. Uogerblou 



Seymour G. Hess 
. Gennide Zclla 
. Rose Lcighton 



Babette Florrie West 

Maud Anna Caldwell 

Bella Josie Fairbank 

Ciirrie Florence Carlisle 

(^racic Ida Fairtiank 

Jennie ..... Zelma Rawlston 

Alice Agnes Sherwood 

MoUie Florence Fraoton 



Billy Birch took a benefit Sunday evening, April 5, A vaude- 
ville entertainment was presented, and he realized about $i,2oa 



26o A HISTORY OF THE NEW YORK STAGE Ci89« 



A benefit for the mother of the late John A. Mackay took place 
afternoon of April ij. The programme: "-A. J^trai pht Tip " ffirst 
act); John T. Kelly, in "Irishisms;" Charles Keed» with funny 
stories; recitation, E. J. Henley; Japanese acrobats; Wm. Collier 
and Joseph Ott, speciallics; ' LA Gold Mine" (second act), N. C. 
Goodwin and company; " Xil£_-Sev.cn j^geT" (second act), H. E. 
Dixey and company; "AJda nof the World." Maurice Barrymore 
and company. May Yohc and VV. AT^IrCormick joined the cast 
of " -U and_ l." April 20, Charles Wayne and Gertrude Zella retire 
ing. Anna Caldwell also left April 17. Louis Robie took a bene- 
fit Sunday e\'ening, April 26. 

Daniel Sully began an engagement here May 4, in "The Mil- 
lionaire," and stayed two weeks. 'Jj^blp A*^°Y-" was TeVTved 
May~~tS. The bouse was closed May 30, but was reopened June 
15, with Sam T. Jack's Creole Burlesque company, for two weeks. 
The house was closed for the summer June 27. 

The next season began Aug. 24, with "Fleurette." Emma 
Steiner, who composed the music, directed the orchestra. The 
cast was: 



Fleureue ..... Mamfc Scnit 
The Ouche&s . Marie Louise Day 

Victorine Bebe Vining 

Mme. Pumpernickel Marie Sanger 

Fanchette Koite Newham 

Dinonh Rose Beaudet 

Mile. Uuval . ■ . Adelaide Banks 
LadyCyrille ■ . Vesta Dora Hastings 



Mile- blanche Dorothy Besain^er 

Colordeau .... Edward M. Favor 

Marcel Hdward Webb 

The Baron . . . Fred Homemann 
Corporal Carsar . . . Thomas Guise 

Lucien Herr Borodkin 

Kdouard Gustavus Rival 



"The Struggle of Life ." with Frederick Paulding as the star, 
IS acte(I for the first time on any stage Sept. 7, and the cast 



was 

was: 

Hamilton Spread, Frederick Paulding 
Rev. Andrew Saltaire . Edwin Varrcy 
John Bolton Lorley . . Guy Lindslcy 
Mr. Skirks . . . Geo. W. Denhara 
Bob Grabkr .... Murrj' Woo<l5 
Samuel Bizzle .... Ellis Rysc 
Sylvester Markctree . Guy l.indsley 
Johnny Casey Master Chas. Thropp 
Breeze Walter Stuart 



Margaret Saltaire Adelaide Fits-Alien 
Nathalie Duncan . . Maude Peters 
Mrs. Bolton Lorley Clara Baker Rust 
Molly McCuc. . Mrs. Charles Peters 
Maggie Dean 
. Tommy AlcGuirc 



Nan Casey 

S nifty . 
Bouncer 
Sam.<(Dn 

Joseph . 



C. F. Monuine 
Wm Bentley 
. Thos. Ellis 



"Robin Hood," a comic opera by Reginald de Koven and Harry 
Smith, was sung for the first time in this city Sept. 28, by the 
" Bostonians ". The cast was: 



Robin Hood 
The Sheriff 
Little John 
Will Scarlet 
Friar Tuck 



. . . Tom Karl 
II. C. Barnabee 

W. H. MacDonald 
EuKCne Cowlcs 

Geo. Krothingliam 



Guy of Gisbome ■ . . Peter Lang 
AIUn-a-Dalc . Jessie Bartlctt Davis 
Dame Durden . Josephine Bartlctt 

Annabel .... Lena van Dvkc 
Maid Marian . . Carotiae Hamiftoa 



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261 



Edwin HofF sang the title rdle the night of Sept. 30, and after- 
wards alternated it with Tom Karl. Oct. 1 Flora Kinlayson re- 
lieved Jessie Bartlett Davis as Alan-aDale, and on Oct. 2 Lena van 
Dyke succeeded Caroline Hamilton as Maid Marian. 

The theatre was closed Nov. 2, and was reopened Nov. 3 with 
Sarah Bernhardt in "Jeanne d'Arc." The prices were $$, $2, $\>$o, 
$t. The cast was: 



leaDDC d*Arc . . . Sarah Bernhardt 

Iscult Jeanne Mea 

l»abelle Mine. Grandet 

Loys Mme. Seylor 

Mengette .... Mmf. Simonson 

Lahirc M. Duquesne 

Warwick M. Rebel 

Charles VII M. Fleury 

Jacques d'Arc . . . . M. Angelo 

De Thouars M. Darmoni 

Siward M. Muoic 

Thibaut M. Dubcrry 



Duiiois .,..,.. M. Thefer 
Xaintrailles . . . . M. Deschamps 

Loyseleur M. Piron 

MafCre Jean ..... M. Charton 

Pierrelo M. Martel 

Un Vieitlard M. Dubois 

D'Aulon M. Cartereau 

D'E^tivet M. Lagrange 

(iordon M. VitUers 

Frire Martin M. Dupont 

Lc Bourreau M. Pcrrei 



Sardou's "Theodora" was presented Nov. 9, with Sarah Bernhardt 
in the title part; *' LaTosca" was played Nov. 13; Sardou's "Cleo- 
patra" was played Nov. 16; " Camille," Nov, 23, and matinee Nov. 
28 ; " Frou Frou." Nov. 24 ; " Adrienne Lecouvreur," Nov. 25 ; "La 
Tosca," Nov. 26; "Pauline Blanchard," Nov. 27. 28. for the first 
times in New York. The theatre was closed Nov. 30, Dec. 1, 2. and 
*' La Dame de Challant" was produced for the first time Dec. 3, and 
with this cast: 



Blanche .... Sarah Bernhardt 
DoAa Ippoliia Mme. Gilb«rie Kleury 
DoAa Sylvia . . . Mme. Simonson 
Dofia Isabelle . . . Mme. Merle 

Marthe Mme. Grandet 

Le r&re Matteo Bandetlo M- Munie 
Ardizzino V'alperga ... M. Rebel 

Luchino M. Angelo 

Le Seigneur Scarampi . . M. Thefer 
Le Stigneur bimbardi M. Deschamps 
CuiUaame M. Piron 



Young Clerk 
Host . . 
Executioner 
Dona Clara 
Fiammctta 
Roberto 
Don Pedro 
Soldier . . 
Serjeant . 
Arcner . . 



. . M. Duberry 
. , M. Charion 
. . M. Dubois 
. Mme. Jeanne Mea 
. Mme. Nadrcy 
M- Darmont 
. . M. FIcury 
. M. Cartcrcau 
. . M. Villient 
. . M. Mallet 



"La Dame de Challant" was continued until Dec. 8. "Camille" 
was seen Dec. 9; " La Tosca," Dec. 10 ; " Pauline Blanchard," Dec. 
II, 12; "Frou Frou," matinee Dec. 12. Mme. Bernhardt closed 
her engagement Dec. 12, and was followed Dec. 14 by Amy Lee and 
company in *;Euchered," acted for the first time. The cast was: 
Ralph Butler, Frank Doanc; Gerald Wisehead, Al. Harris; Abrara 
Rusk, VV. H. Stuart; Klijah Quick. Littledale Power; Aunt Belinda, 
Josie Bacon; Hannah, Addie Cummings; Belinda, Amy Lee. A 
miscellaneous entertainment was given Sunday evening, Dec. 20, 



262 A HISTORY OF THE NEW YORK STAGE C-BJ" 



for the benefit of a lady called Doroihy. A child seven years of 
age, named Mildred Ewer (described on the bill as " La Rcgalon- 
cita") made her d^but in a recitation. It was intended that this 
child should appear in a dance, but she was prevented by the agent 
for the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children. " That 
Girl from Mex ico" introduced to this city as stars, Dec. 21, Mr. and 
Mrs. Sidney DfCw. The farce had this cast : 



Jack Randolph 
Mr. Smythe . 
Richard Bird . 
Mr. TuUion 



. . Sidney Drew 
. . Harry Brown 
. Lorlmer Stoddard 
Norman Campbell 



Jerry Donald Harold 

Fannie Spencer .... Nita Sykes 

Mav Phvllis Rankin 

Dia'beUa Smythe ■ Mrs- Sidney Drew 



" Miss Helyet t" was transferred from the Star Theatre, opening 
here'~Jan. 11, 1^92, with Mrs. Leslie Carter as the star. Laura 
Clement resumed her place as Manuela. Geo. Lyding on that date 
replaced Geo. W. Traverner as the Irish tenor in the cast. Marie 
Cahill was announced for a new dance, but she burst a blood-vessel 
during^ the day, while rehearsing at her home in this city, which pre- 
vented her from appearing. Her part was played by Elise Kruger 
until Jan. 20, when Miss Cahill appeared. The one hundredth per- 
formance of " Miss Hclyc tt" was Jan. 29. Laura Clement was too 
ill to appear Fct).~6, ana Miss Morse played her part There was a 
benefit to Walter Gale Sunday evening, Feb. 7. *' Jan e " opened Feb. 
15 for three weeks, and was followed March 7 by J. K. Emmet, Jr. 
"^flcogV' having closed at the Bijou Theatre March 19, was pre- 
sentednere March 21. 
z*''^' Friends" was acted May 9 for the first time in New York, and 
had this cast: 



Marguerite Otto 
Hans Otto . . 
Harold Hunting 
John Padcn 
John Padcn, Jr. 
Adrian Karje . 



. . Selina Fetter 
Edmund Lyons 
. John Glendinning 
. Tlieo. Hamilton 
. . E. M. Royle 
Lucius Henderson 



Mrs. Mcrrywether . Mrs. Sol. Smith 

Jennie Abi Siange 

Miss Hartman ■ • Fannie Jackson 
Marie ..... Louise Wakelce 

Miss Wolf Marion Giroux 

Henry .... Augustus Hildreth 



Selina Fetter is now known as Mrs. E. M. Royle. 

E. J. Henley was cast for John Padcn, Jr., but " illness " prevented 
his appearance, and E . M. Royle. the author of the play, acted the 
part. The season closed June 4. Paula Rehnee m.ide her debut in 
a speaking part as Miss Wolf in "£cends" afternoon of May 30. 
The house was reopened June u for one night, when an amateur 
performance took place for Geo. L. Frankenstein's benefit. The 
theatre remained closed until Aug. 16, when the season of 1892-93 
commenced with "Lady Lil,^ which had this cast: 



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Sevenn de Rohan 
Vaclav Hassan 
josepli Brezina 
Andra^ Iluryan 
Eduard Israel 
Sienor Luig) . 
Johann Houska 
Francis Skala 
Moos. Vidocq 



Gustavus Levick 
. W. A. Whitecar 

. Wm. Ycrance 
. Claude H. Brooke 
. . Sam'l Edwards 
Waller Eytingc 
. . Frank Kemble 
. ■ Alexis Gisiko 
. Geo. K. Sprague 



Joseph Buda .... Harry Terris 
Franz HavHk .... Frank Kemble 

Yelinck Alexis Gisiko 

Harka Paul Pearson 

Marie May Galyer 

Mile. Ada . . . Josephine Eytinge 
Sister Marguerite, Fanny Barry Sprague 
Lady Ul Lillian Lewis 



Frank Kemble retired from the cast Aug. 23. Claude Brook 
retired Aug. 27. " Thy PfivaK iSccrctary " followed Aug. zg, with 
Edwin Travers as Douglas. W. J. Constantine as Cattermole, Wm. 
Fairbanks as Spaulding, Jane Grafton as Edith. "J[anc" was re- 
vived Sept. 5. In consequence of Johnstone Bennett and Lottie 
Collins being on an Atlantic steamer in quarantine, they did not 
appear here as announced. Grace Sherwood, who was engaged for 
the travelling "Jane" company, acted the title rule until Sept. 9, 
when Miss Bennett appeared. Lottie Collins made her reappearance 
in America Sept. 19, between the second and third acts of "Jane," 
in her song and dance^ "Ta-ra-ra Boom-de-ay." Lottie Collins did 
not appear at the extra matinee Sept. 21 and evening of Sept. 24. 

[J[»e_^aijiiJ.jLCij:£le^" preceded by ';_\'oung; Love's iic»m " (derived 
from Charles Dickens's " Boots at the HolIy'Tree Inn "), was done 
Oct. 3 1 . The cast of " The Family Qirclc " was : 

Jack Brainerd 
Hudson Lorrimer 
Clara Lorrimer 
Valentine . . ■ 

Jasper Quiglcy - 



. . Frank Burbeck 
. ■ Thomas Burns 
. . . Kate Meek 
Nanette Comstock 
. W. H. Thompson 



Tom ^^^^7 Miles 

Dr. Choate . . . Adolph Bernard 

Betsey Lena Merville 

Mrs. Winnegan . . . May Robaon 
Vic Lillian Black 



" Youn g L ove's D ream " had this cast: Harrj*, Master Wallie 
Eddinger ; "Norah. Little Ethel Black; Captain VValmer, Frank Bur- 
beck; Cobbs, \V. H.Thompson; Landlord, Adolph Bernard. John 
Drew, who closed at Palmer's Theatre Nov. 12 with "The Masked 
Ball." came here Nov. 14 with the same play. The one^urufredth 
performance in New York was Dec, 28, 1892. 

"I ^yton Haj l" was acted Jan. 20. 1893. " My Official NVife " 
was produced Jan. 23 for the first time in this city, and had this 



cast: 

Arthur Bainbridge Lenox 

William F. Owen 
Baron Friedrich . . R. Paton Gibbs 
Col. PctToff . . . Coulter Drinker 
Sacha Wclctskv . Robt- L. Cutting. Jr. 
Heleoe Marie, Minnie Seligman-Cutting 

Viola Deacon's right name is Norton, daughter of Isabella Free- 
man; her father is Captain Norton, editor of the " N. Y. Marine 



Laura Effie Germon 

Eugenie de Launay, Mildred Meredith 
Princess Palilzin . . Viola Deacon 

Princess Dozia Palitzin Alice PIxIcy 
Mrac. Olga Wcletsky 

Alexandrina Ramsay 



264 A HISTORY OF THE NEW YORK STAGE D«M 

Journal." The theatre was closed Feb. 1 1 , and was reopened Feb. 14, 
with " yhc Judge and the Burplar ." which had this cast: 

Justice Gyves ... M. A. Kennedy 1 Joe Joseph Holland 

Parkhurst . , . . T. C. Valenlioe I 

This was followed by "Jhe Sportsman." thus cast: 



Harry Briscoe 
Dob Briscoe . 
Dr. Holroyd . 
Mr. Perkins 
Inspector Roby 



Joseph Holland 
. Charies Abbe 
M. A. Kennedy 
Robert Hickman 
T. C. Valeniine 



Mrs. Harry Briscoe 

Georgie Drew Barr)more 
Mrs. Fritchley . . . Minnie Tittcll 

Ada Stella Teuton 

Emily ..... Margaret Craven 



Both plays were failures, and were succeeded Feb. 16 by ",JJe 
4ieU£L£art," when Frank Gilmore first appeared in this city as Tom 
Raynor. "Ibc Silent Hatlle," under the title of "Agatba." first 
acted in America at Hrocklon, Mass., Sept. 22, 1892, by The Boston 
Museum company, was made known to the New York stage March 
27. The play is based upon Isaac Henderson's novel, "Agatha 
Page." and was first protluced at the London (Eng.) Criterion, on 
May 24. 1892, by Charles Wyndham. This was the cast at the 
Standard Theatre: 



Fntppo Frank Gilmore 

Agatna Evelyn Campbell 

Costanza . . . Kate Denin WiUnn 
Gaeta Faviola .... Agnes Miller 
Col. daVigno. . . Byron Douglas 
Mercede da Vigno Grace Henderson 
Leo da Vigno .... Olive Romans 



Gen. Ricci ■ 
Sig. Sebasti 
Antonio . 
John Dow . 
Therese 
Matilde . . 



Thomas Valentine 
. Charles S. Abbe 
William Barnes 
Joseph Holland 
. Nlargaret Craven 
. , . Ada Curry 



It was a failure and was withdrawn April 4 for "M r. Wilkinson's 
Wid owSj" which stayed for one week. " Sweet Will/'by Henry 
ArtVur Jones, was produced April ii, with this cast : Will Darby- 
shire, Frank Gilmore; Mrs. Darbyshire. Mr.s. McKce Rankin ; Mary 
Darbyshire, Phillis Kankin; Judith Loveless, Evelyn Campbell; 
Barker, Joseph Humphreys. Also "The Arabian Nights," a farce 
comedy adapted from the German by Sidney Grundy, was given, 
with this cast: 



\ 



Arthur Hummingtop Joseph Holland Mrs. Gillibrand . . Mrs. John Drew 

Ralph Ormerod . . Frank Gilmore Daisy Maitland . . Margaret Craven 

Joshua Gillibrand . Charles S> Abbe Barbara Minnie Tittcll 

I>3bfton Robert Hickman Rose Columbicr . . . Agnes Miller 

Mrs. Hummingtop . Evelyn Campbell 

["^The house was closed the weeks of May i, 8. and 15, and was 

reopened May 17 with "No. ^A/'^ by Walt^r^CIarke Bellows, first 

time on any stage. It had this cast : ' 



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265 



Chauncey Pell . . 
Hamilton Wadworth 
John Flower . . , 
Simons .... 
Policeman . . . , 



. E. T. Henlev 

Geo. W. Leslie 

W, H. Crompton 

Charles W. Uutler 

Lawrence Sterner 



George Hyde Robson 

Belle Flower . . Nanette Comstock 
Kosabel Flower . . . Grace Kimball 
Arabella Flower . Mrs. E. A. Ebcrle 
(iritiy May Robson 



" The Missis." by Walter Clarke Bellows, preceded this. It was 
one of the "New York Herald's" prize competition plays. E. J. 
Het)ley, Grace Kimbali, and Mrs. E. A. Eberle were in the cast. 
The theatre was closed May 27 until Sept. 4, when "Fanny" was 
acted for the first time in America. It had this cast: 

Ben]. Manton . . . W. ). Fer^ison 
Prof. Bixley .... George Alison 
Marmaduke Dartleigh, Seymour G. Hess 
Reginald Kan^ham . Frank Hurbeck 
Thomas Tappmg , Frederic Strong 
Joseph Uames . . . Robert Cotton 

After the farce Ijiic Fuller executed her " serpentine dance." 
"Fanny" proved a failure and was withdrawn Sept. 7, when "Jane" 
was revived. Loie Fuller continued with her "serpentine dance" 
after the play. 

"Charley's Aunt," by Brandon Thomas, was seen for the first 
time in America Oct. 2, and had this cast : 



Saunders Max Pieman 

William Edward Coleman 

Paquita Manton . . Lizette Le Baron 
Grace Dormer . . . Elaine Ellison 
Florence Barnes • Johnstone Bennett 



Stephen Spettigue W. J. Ferguson 

Col. Sir Francis Chesney 

Frank Burbeck 
Jack Chesney .... Percy l.yndal 
Charlev Wykeham Henry Woodruff 
Lord Fancourt Babberly 

Etienne Girardot 



Brassett, College Scout Henry Llllford 
The New Footman. Charles Henderson 
Dtmna Lucia d'AIvadorcz, Ellie Wilton 
Kitty Verdun . . Nanette Comstot k 
Amy Spettigue . . - Haitie Harvey 
Ala Dclany .... Jessie Busley 



This was the first appearance in America of Etienne Girardot 
and Percy Lyndal. The two hundredth performance of "Charley's 
Aunt" look place March 25. 1894. It was withdrawn after March 
28. M. B. Curtis appeared here April 30 in " Sam'l of P osen,'^ 
with this cast: ~ — «— .. 

Sam'l Plastrick ... M. B. Curtis 
Mr. Wtnslow, George C. Boniface, Sen. 
Frank Bronson 
Jack Cheviot 
Fitznrse . . 
Coo Quion 
Keginakl . . 
Uncle Goldstein 



. Orrin Johnson 
William Courtleigh 
Charles V. Scamon 
Edward L. Walton 

Gerald Chandoa 
Bertram Budd 



Green .... Robert M. Eberle 
Jerc. Welch .... Wm. F. Mack 

Celeste Eleanor Barry 

Rebecca .... Merri Osborne 
F.IIen .... Ada Marie Valleau 

Fleurette Clara Knott 

Gladys Laiu^ Christian 



The house cicsed June 23, and the next season began Sept, 17, 
with "The New Boy," cast thus: Felix Roach, W. J. Le Moyne; 
Doctor Candy, Frederic Robinson; Archibald Rcnnick, Willis 
Searle; Then, de Hrizac, George Backus; Mrs. Rennick, Helen 
Kcnnard; Nancy Roach, Jennie Busley; Susan, Ella Gardner. 



266 A HISTORY OF THE NEW YORK STAGE C>8«5 



James T. Powers appeared Oct. 9 as Archibald ; Robert Cotton 
^first acted Felix Roach on Nov. S- " JToo Much John son." by 
William Gillette, was first acted in this ciTy Nov. ib, ahfl ffic cast 
was: 



William Giltettc 



Augustus Billings 

Mrs. Auj^stus Uiltiogs Maud Haslam 



ngs 

'BillioL 
Mrs. S. Upton Batterson Kate Meek 
Francis Fajddish .... Sam Retnl 
Leonora Faddish . . Marie Creenwald 
Htnry Mackintosh . . S. Miller Kent 



Joseph Johnson . . Ralph Delmore 
.Mons. Leon Datbis . . . Harry Dell 
Frederick .... Robert Hickmati 
Steward ■ . . Benjamin Hendricks 

.Seller)' Thomas linsoa 

Messenger Cecil Lionel 



f 



Miud Haslam afterwards became Mrs. Samuel Groome. She died 
Feb. 24, 1899, at Liberty, N. Y., from consumption. 

The one hundred and fiftieth performance of "Too M uch Fohn- 
sop" took place April n, 1895. The season close^'Juhe iT^na the 
"Bouse was reopened Aug 8, 1895, with Cellier and Stephenson's 
comic opera, "Dorothy." Elsie Irving appeared Aug. 26, as 
Lydia and Maude Courtney as Phillis in this opera. "Charley's 
Aunt" was revived on Sept. 2 for one week. " The Cap itol," by 
Augustus Thomas, was produced Sept. 9, and hatf this cast T^ 



Will Dale . . . 
Dr. Kennard . . 
Herburt GarretsoD 
Mr. Carroll . . 
Senator Whipple . 
Wetmore Boyd 
Vincent . . . 



Andrew Rotison 

Ernest Hastings 

Frank Keenan 

Frazer Coulter 

E. A- Locke 

John de Cicz 

. Bingley Kales 



Lorimcr Hopkins 
Lieut. Malcom 
Margaret Uoane ■ 
Mrs. Dale . . . 
Cherrj- Whipple - 
Edith Garretson . 



Thomas A. Russell 
Wright Huntinffton 
. . . Mary Shaw 
. . Helen Lowell 
Madeline Lack 
. Florida KIngsley 



^ On the afternoon of Sept. 25 there was a special performance 
of ' .'The Capitol," when a large number of the Roman Catholic 
clergy atten^d by invitation of Mr. Hill. 

"Honour," by Herrmann Sudermann, was seen Sept. 34 with 
this cast: 



Count Trast Frederic de Belleville 

Old Hartmann . . . F. F. Mackav 
Gunther Hartmann . Geo. F. Nash 
Bernard MuhHng . Chas. Harbury 
Mrs. Hartmann, Fanny Denham Rouse 

"Honour" was a failure, and was withdrawn Oct. 18 for 
ihfi-NJght," which stayed two weeks. The cast was: 



Adele Moser . . . Carrie Sandford 
Constance Hartmann . . Ellen Burg 
Renata Muhling . . . May Wheeler 
Mrs. Muhling . . Florence Robinson 



Harold Thorne Frank Karrington 
Manuel Ramez . . . Louis GLovcr 
Leslie Thome . . Ed- ]■ Buckley 
Rosa Susie Willis 



C?nthla Riu O'Neil 

Abcmma Lillian Price 

Dolly Florence Marion 

Jenny Beatrice Glover 



"The Strange Adventures of Miss Brown," was seen for the 
first time in America Dec. 2. Robert Buchanan and Charles 
Marluwc were the authors, and it bad this cast : 



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Loey Tsing . 
Cho Pow . . 
Chan Lee . - 
Dr. Pow Lcn . 
Man Low Yek 
Chan Wang . 
Hop Kce . . 
Chum Woe 
Kwakee . . 
Duck Low . . 



May Buckley 

EUen Cummens 

Carrie E. Powers 

George Osborne 

Charles Bryant 

Francis Powers 

. J. H. Benrimo 

Harry Spear 

John Armstrong 

George Fullerton 



Sum Chow .... Harry Levian 
A Chinese Ragpicker ■ Waller Belasco 
A Provision L^oler . . Fong Get 
Chan Toy .... Venie Wells 
Way Get . - . Joseph Silvcrstonc 

{Ysobcl Haskius 
Florence Haverleigh 
L. 1. Fuller ^ 

Hugo Toland 



On Oct. 23 a new company was seen in " The First Bor n;" all 
the members of the first cast sailed for London that day and ap- 
peared there in November, but as the play was a failure, they 
.returned to America after one week's performance. On Nov. 
^ 8 " Miss Francis of Yale ," by Micj^ ael M orton, was presented, 
with this cast: 



Frank Stayoor . 
James Fiti Allen. 
Fred Anderson . 
Uyron McStuff . 
Soaper .... 



, ttlenne GIrardot 

Owen Weslford 

Raymond Capp 

, George F. Farren 

. . Louts GriscI 



Edna Fill Allen 
Miss Mann 
Mrs. Chetwynd 
Coseltc . . . 



. Gertrude Homan 
. Sarah .McVicker 
. Lavinia Shannon 
. . Idalenc Cotton 



"His Little Dodge" was seen Nov. 22. It was an adaptation 
from the French of Georges Feydeau and Maurice Hennequin, by 
Justin Huntley McCarthy. The cast was: 



Hercules Littl« . . . Harold Russell 
Mandcville Hobb . M. A. Kennedy 
Pollaby Henry Bergman 



Brooks ..... Charles Sturgiss 
Maid to Nfiranda . . . Sally S^ 
Lady Miranda . . . Mabel Amber 



On the same evening the curtain raiser called "A Close Shave," 
by George Day, music by Kdward Jones was given. The cast was : 



Geo. W. Anson I Arabella Pettifer . . Louise Hepner 
Chas. H. Drew | 



Ebenezer Addleshaw 
JosJah Giggina . . 

'On Dec. 6 " My j gX?«" by William Gill, was produced. The 
cast: ~^^ 



Silas George Richards 

Sam Eugene Canfield 

Charley .... Madison Corey 

Jack George H. Rickets 

Dan George E. Martin 

David Philip Rob&on 






Jessie Sterling . . 
Alice Jones . . . 
Beatrice Throgmorton 
Clara Cetestene . . 
Barbara Allen . . 
Mrs. lone McCuoe 



Florence Earl 

Harriet Willard 

May .Montford 

Carrie Roma 

Sallie Stembler 

Manic Keene 



The original title of this play was "A_- £atted CajJ " J- Leon 
Vincent had a matinee benefit Dec. 16; "The ftallct Girl," by 
James T. Tanner and Adrian Ross, with music by Carl Kiefert, 
was first acted in America Dec. 21, and had this cast: 



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Reuben van Eyt 
Earl of Kilbeggan 
Lord Comarthy . 
Eugene Taradelle 
Ptrch .... 
Kopsdnppcn . . 
liaton Blanc . . 
Flools .... 



David H. Lythgoc 

Edgar Halstead 

. . James Lindsay 

Jacque.s Kruger 

Christopher Bruno 

. . . Gu9 Bruno 

. . Sol. Solomon 

Chas. Seagrave 



Vizier CUtre PaJma 

Frilz Irene Vera 

Karl May HamilioD 

Bcdalla Marie Hilton 

Violette Violet Dene 

Nita Vanderkoop Christine Anderson 
Leading Actress . . Lillian Cooley 



On Jan. 19, 1898, W. A, g rady and Florence Ziegfield. Jr., 
leased this house and opened it Feb. 7, with " WavDown East." 
by Lottie Collins Parker. The cast was : 

Squire Amasa Bartlctt 

James O. Barrows 



Louisa Bartlett 
David Bartlett 
Kate Brewster 
Prof. Sterling 
Hi Holler . . 
Anna Moore ■ 
Lennox .Sanderson 
Martha Perkins . 
Reuben Whipple 



Mrs. Sara Stevens 

Howard Kyle 

Minnie Duprec 

George Backus 

Felix Haney 

. i*hcebc Davits 

Frank Lander 

Ella Hugh Wood 

Chas. V. Seamon 



Seth Holcomb 
Dr. Wiggins 
Sam 

Jim . . 
Zeke . 
Bill . . 
Cynthia 
Amelia . 
Betsey . 
Prisciila 



Bariley McCutlum 

Homer (iranville 

. . P. Merry 

William Welsh 

John deV'erne 

. S. R. Grey 

Jane Forrest 

. Caro Leigh 

Lucy dcVcmc 

Louise Ixhtnan 



Geo. W. Leslie played Hi Holler on March 15, owing to the 
death of the mother of Felix Haney. Louise Galloway succeeded 
Minnie Dupree as Kate Brewster. Archie Boyd appeared May 
16 as Squire Bartlett. The theatre was closed for the summer 
June 18, and the next season began Sept. 3, with the first Ameri- 
can production of "The Turtle," adapted by Joseph W. Herbert, 
from "La Tortue," by L^on Gaudillot. The cast was; 



Champalier . . . W. J. Ferguson 

Leonie Sadie Martinet 

Madame Lcmarquis 

Mrs. McKee Rankin 

Briquet M. A. Kennedy 

Adolphe .... Geo. \V. Leslie 



Jumard Henry Bergman 

Doctor Signol . . . Ceo. Warnock 
Madame Ciboleau . • Agnes Findlay 

Juliette Grace George 

Giboleau Harr\' Allen 

Angele Merri C$sborne 



The house was closed Jar. 30, 1899, and was reopened Feb. i, 
with " Ml^*" F^fy' ^V Leo Ditrichstein, from the French of MM. 
Demanoir and Carr£, and the cast was : 



Bess Safford . . . 
Vicomtc dc Piiissac, 
Florence de Puissac 
Due de Puissac . . 
Israel Mendosa. . . 
Mons. Lebaudie . . 
Justan 



Rose Cogblan 

Aubrey Boucicault 

Grace George 

Thomas H. Burns 

John T. Sulliv.in 

Lovat-Frascr 

Ulric B. Collins 



Michel A. L. Trahern 

Thtfr^se Kate Sanger 

Pierre Richard C. Barry 

Madame Duret . . Josephine Knight 
Marie Corlette . . . Mabel Owens 
Jean Morel .... Horace Bent 
AlUe. Fifi Louise Beaudet 



On April 24, 1899, " The Manicur e^" a farce comedy in three 
acts, adgiited by Joseph k^._(Trismer from the French of Sylvane 
and Artus, was produced, with this cast: 



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lubel St. Leg^er 

Louise Thorndyke Boucicault 

Lucclte Edith Hall 

UmuIc LsabcUe Howman 

Capiain StephanopolJs James Colville 
Adam Homard James O. Barrows 
Pandora . . . HcDrictta Osbome 
Eugenie Esletb Dale 



Victor Delmar 
Louis Dort 
Mons. Marteaa 
Jean Darmme 
Griffon . . . 
Tardif . . . 



. Wm. H. Pascoe 
. F. Newton Liado 
. Chas. K. French 
Richard G. Williams 
. Alfred E. Adams 
Master Arthur Ebbets 



Frao<;ois . Master Samuel Mtchaelsoa 

S 



It was a failure and was taken off after one week. Matthews and 
Bulger came May i, with " _Bv the Sad Sea VVa ves." when Anna 
Held appeared in her gppfi^^^i^g ^^A irAiyi ^e Dru mmer " came 
May 8, for two weeks, and the season closed May 20. The theatre 
was reopened Saturday night, Sept. 2, with " Mr. Smooth ," by 
Willie C ollier, with this cast: " 



Mr. Smooth .... Willie Collier 
Cornelius Smooth George W. Parsons 
Arthur Chilleigh . . John F. Ward 
Frank Chilleigh . . . John h. Maher 

Hickey Thomas Fvans 

George Dobson . . Thomas Garrick 



Glib M. L. Heckert 

Dolt Dan Mason 

Rose Chilleig:h . . . Helena Collier 
Angelica Chilleigh . . Helen Reimer 
Miss I-ingdon .... Myrtle May 
Vera Vane . . Louise Allen Collier 



I " A Stranger in a Strange La nd," by Sidney Wilmer and Walter 
Vincent, was produced SCpt. 23, ^nd had this cast : 



I 



Thorndyke 
Chas. Dudley 
John Boiler 
Ta-mo-nce 
Arthur Lowe . 
Harrington 
Watson . . . 



. . . Cyril Scott 
M. A. Kennedy 
. . Waller Hale 
. . Geo. Osborne 
. Walter Clifford 
James T. Galloway 
. Chas. W. Swain 



Jenkins Frank Burke 

Alice Wellington . . Maude While 
Mrs. liiirton Holcombe . Kate Lester 
May Holcombe . . Angela McCaull 
Grace Thorndyke Katberine Mulkios 
Matilda Jane Corcoran 



On Nov. 13. " pa pa's Wif g," founded on two French farces by 
MM. Hennequin and Mllau3T with book by Harr)' B . Sm ith and 
music by Reginald de Koven was seen. The cast was: 



Anna Anna Held 

Baron Hochheimer . Henry Bergman 

Major Uombardes . . George Marion 
Artistide .... Henry Woodmtf 
Coralic .... lsal>elle E«s»on 

Tobias Charles Sinclair 

The Governess } .„ r:„^i,,. 

La Petite Zulu f " " '^S"" ^'""^^^^ 

Pierette Olive Wallace 

Fifine ..... Vivian Blackburn 

Paula Emma Levy 

Fanchon .... Frances Wilson 



Zizi May Levigne 

Ninette Anna Archer 

Tita Marie Allen 

Lieutenant Mercier . . Anita Austin 
Lieutenant Gallffet . . Gladys Claire 
Lieutenant Gonse . Beulah Coolidgc 
Lieutenant Doisdeffre Valerie Douglas 
Luciennc .... Adelaide Ortoa 

Gabrielle Olive Wallace 

A Waiter .... Charles Sturzes 
Professor Celesiin Charles A. Bigelow 



On Jan. 8, 1900, Henry Woodruff gave way to Cyril Scott 
The theatre uas closed week of April 2, also nights April 9 and 



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10. "Women and Wine," by Arthur Shirley and Benjamin Lan- 
deck, was presented for the first time April 11, with this cast: 



Hugh Seymour, R. A. 

George Osborne 
. . Howard Kyle 
. . Julien Barton 
David Torrcncc 
MA, Kennedy 
. . Daniel Halifax 
Roland G. Edwards 
. Franklyn Roberts 

Caliban Frank Hatch 

Proprietor o( the CaW, George Courtney 
Antoine .... A. L, Tiahcrnc 
A Neapolitan Singer Alexis Giaiko 

Adams J. G. Brammall 

On the afternoon April 13, "The Weather Hen," by Berte 
Thomas and Granville Barker, was seen, with this cast: 



Richard Seymour 
Phinc;is Colhns 
Mark Parkins 
Prof- Sawier . . 
Charles Sawter . 
Bob Tipton . . 
Alphonse Heaudet 



Foreman of the Jury 
An Usher . . . 
Clerk of the Court 
Marcel Rigadout . 
La Colombe • 
Mary Andrews 
Janet Marlowe 
Fifi Cautier , , 
Marie Germaine . 
Josephine Dubois 
Annie Durand 
Fleurette . . . 



Geo. Murray 

Marshall Farnum 

Bernard Thornton 

Elita Proctor Otis 

. . Mabel Katon 

Minnie Dupree 

. . Millie James 

Marion Winchester 

. Lulu Porter 

. . Alice Kingdon 

. . Eleanor AUen 

Fraocesca di Maria 



Richard Battye . . John H. Bunny 
Richard Rattye, Jr., George S. Probert 
Daniel Macartney ■ . Fetix Hanev 
Marvel Prior . . . Harold Hartsell 
Benson Howe Will T. Ellwanger 

James Ferguson . . . Geo- Backus 



Perfect Frank Bell 

Martin J. H- Davie^ 

William John ... M. Converse 

Eve Prior Sylvia Lyndon 

Maude Vertue . . Mattel Strickland 
LadyMilliccnt Batlye, EUa Hugh Wood 



The theatre was closed May 10. The next season began Sept. 1 
17, 1900, with "Caleb West ," by Mi chael M orton, dramatized! 
from K. Hopkinson ^mitli's novel. T^~ — ' 



Caleb West . 
Captain Joe 
Mr. Sanford 
Bill Lacy . . 
Lynny Bowles 
Captain Bob . 
Mr. Carleton . 
General Barton 
The Butcher . 



. . Edwin Arden 

George Fawcett 

. Frank Lander 

Malcolm Williams 

Elmer Grandin 

. . . J. W. Cope 

. . Robert Lowe 

Louis Hendricks 

Harry Holliday 



Deacon Potts . 
Betty West 
Mrs. Leroy 
Auntv Bell 
Peebles . . . 
Tafi .... 
Ann Nevins . 
Rebecca Nevins 



. . Henry Jamea 
. . May Buckley 
Ysolxl Haskinsl 
Kate Denin Wilsonl 
. . Ada Gilmanl 
. Emily WakemanI 
Helen King Kusselll 
. . . Alice Hunti 



Oct. 15, " Her Majesty , t he Girl Queen of ^grdgnma rk/' drama- 
tized from Elizabeth KriTgTit i'ompfcins's novcfof the same name 
by |. I. C. Clark e, was produced, with this cast : 



Honoria ..... Grace George 
Hugo, Count Waldeck, Frank Worthing 



Baron Hausman 
Goldarnhein . . 
Prince Engelbert 
Prince Cassimir . 
Captain Jepacn 
Colonel Gorda 
Papa Schmidt 
Governor of Citadel 



Fraier Coulter 

Louis Payne 

George Osborne 

Ernest Hastings 

. Morton Selton 

Thomas Mei^han 

Frank Hatch 

William Murchison 



Clara Von Eltersburg 

Isabelle Bowman 
Kenira Von Altenhcim 

Augusta de Forrest 
Sister Agatha . . Annie Mifflin 

Lisa, a sewing girl Fernanda Eliscu 

iNanon Mary Davis 

Countess Sidor Zeil-Zetl 

Agnes McCarthy 
Countess Isabelle ■ ■ Lttyon Graut 



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Lulu Glaser appeared here Dec. ^ in " Sweet Apn Pa ge." a comic 
opera; the book by Louis de Lange and lidgar Smith, music by 
W. H. Neidlingcr. The cast was: ~~ 

Anne Page . . 
Squire Pitis Page 
Dame Martha Page 
Tom Styles . . 
Justice Portleisjh . 
Chevalier St. Henry 



. . . Lulu Glaser 

, . . Fred Frear 

. Josie Intropidi 

Arthur Donaldson 

Gilbert Clayton 

. Harold Olake 



Peactium GrcU Rtsley 

Kafoozalum . . . Alexander Clarke 
Prince of Orange Randolph Curry 

Mynheer Van Schaak 

WaUam H. West 



"The Burgomaster," with book and lyrics by Frank Pixley and 
music by Gustavc Luders, was produced Dec. 31. with this cast: 



Peter Stuyveaant 
Doodle Von Kull 
CoL Krall . . . 
Capt. Spurien 
Blue Feather . 
Tcrrencc RafFerty 
William Haagen . 
Jan de Peyster 
Diime Stuyvesant 
tCatrina Vauderbeck 



Henry E. Dijtey 

. . Knox Wilson 

William Riley Hatch 

. Joseph S. Welsh 

llcaumont Kalston 

James T, Kelly 

. . George Town 

Harry Andrews 

. . . Ada Deavea 

Lillian Coleman 



Lieut Sweetzer . . . Ruth White 
Officer Clancey . George t. Romaine 
Foreman of the Street Gang 

E. W. Lewis 
Newsboy . . 
Willie van Astorbilt 
Daisy . . . 
E. Booth . . 
Marmaduke 
Mrs. Splurger 



. Annette Duval 
Zelma Rawlstoa 
. Miss Mae Lowery 
Richard Carroll 
Harry Murdock 
. Maude LeRoy 



fThe theatre was closed all th 
Wednesday, Feb. 6, when 
was acted, with this cast. 

Rev. Thomas Singleton 

Ernest Hastings 
Herbert Woodbridge 

Edward J. RatcliSe 

. L. R. Stockwcll 

. . Fr.ink Hatch 

Chas. W. Swain 

lian Uarton 

liam Belts 



! . Jullar 

. . Willia 



e week of Jan. 28, 1901, until 
rs' Lane. " by Claude Fitch, 

Mrs. Herbert Woodbridge 

Brandon Douglas 
Simplicity Johnson . . Millie James 



Aunt Meiissy . 
Matty .... 
Bridget .... 
Mrs. Lane . . . 
Mrs. Brown . . 
Miss Molly Mealey 
Mrs. Steele . . 
Mrs. Jennings 
Bessie Steele . . 



. Agnes Findlay 
Sadie Stringham 
. Lizzie Conway 
Rachel Sterling 
. . Zelda Sears 
Emily Wakeman 
Annie Mifllin 
. . Lillian Lee 
. Lillian Sinnott 



Uncle BiU . . 
Hosea Brown . 
Mr Skillig . 
Deacon Steele 
Billy .... 

Harry James Coyle 

Dick Woodbridge Master Jack Ryan 
^Mary Larkin . . Nanette Comstock 

When " Uncle Tom's Cabin " was produced at the Academy, 
March 4, L. K. S>toclcwell Withdrew from the cast of " Xoys rs' 
Lane," and Charles Hawkins acted Uncle Bill. Brady and Zieg- 
Seid's lease of this house expired April 29. The season closed 
April 27. "JLoygtA L Lane. " which had its ninety-fifth continuous 
performance on that date, was then taken to the Republic Theatre. 
The next lessee and manager was Harrison G. Fiske. 



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THE BKIGHTON THEATRE 



SITUATED at No. 1239 Broadway, west side, between Thir- 
tieth and Thirty-first streets, was a place of amusement 
[known as *'Tme Urighton Theatre." It was formerly John 
[Morrissey's sporting and drinking saloon. Jerry Thomas was 
[the proprietor. It was fitted up and opened Aug. 26, 1878, for 
^variety performances, by J. \V. Warren and John Farrington, 
stock brokers. The latter was formerly secretary to William 
M. Tweed. It was the intention to make this house the resort 
of those who were fond of seeing a lively entertainment of the 
'can-can*' kind, but Capt. Williams, of the "Tenderloin " police 
Iprecinct, threatened to "pull " the house if such an entertainment 
[iwerc offered. George L. Stout was stage manager, and the audi- 
[torium consisted of one floor and a gallery. In the company were 
[Belle Howitt, Julia Sheldon, Aggie Wood, Florence Stover, W. P. 
Sheldon, G. L. Stout, Larry Tooley, Charles Clarke, Hannah Birch 
(Mrs. L. Tooley), Ivey Grey, Frank Bell, the Ulm Family, Tiemey 
and Cronin, Master Barney, and Hattie and Bennie Grinnell. 
The extravaganza "The Invisible Prince," was given, together 
with a vaudeville performance. 

Neil Burgess appeared here Sept. 9, as Betsy Puffy, in 'UijjB " 
(originally called "Jpgia*^ AUcn's ^^'^''"} The Bohee Bros, and 
Belle la Verde were added to the company on this date. The prices 
of admission were fifty and seventy-five cents for reserved scats, 
■and twenty cents for the gallery. Business was very bad ; and the 
[house closed in seven weeks. It was reopened by Frank Harrison. 
JNov. 13, 1878, with a dramatic company in "T*^** S bay-Lc ." Jerry 
'Thomas next opened the house as " Thomas' Opera House," Dec. 
31, 1878. Bob Hart was stage manager and a minstrel entertain- 
ment was given. It closed Jan. 23, 1879, and was reopened 
March 24, with the Count Joannes in "Our American Cousin." 
The name of the house was then changed to "The St. James 
Opera House." The cast of "Our American Cousin" was: 




Count Joannes 

John T. Craven 

Avonia Fairbanks 

RoseUa Quintard 

A. Giassford 

Jas. MarRv>n 

. J. C. Gregson 

. Thos. Murray 



Mary . . . 

Gcorgiana - . 

Asa Trcnchard 

Capt. cie Boots 

Ab«l Murcott 

Mrs Mountcheuington 

Lieut. \'ernon . . . 



Viola Melton 
Pearl Clifton 
G. G. Marshall 
D. C. Cartwell 
Chas. Howard 
Ada Dalton 
Walter Adrian 



The Count continued one week, and closed March 31, with 
"Richard III." (two acts). Walter Adrian's right name was 
Andrew Glassford, Jr. 
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274 A HISTORY OF THE NEW YORK STAGE Ono 



"Wood's Broadway Theatre" was the next name given to 
this place, with George Wood as manager, who opened it Sept. 
29, with J. C. Padgett & Bassett's entertainment, entitled "Bric- 
a-Brac," prior to which was a sketch, with a medley of fantastic 
characters, quaint dialogues, humorous songs, and recitations. J. 
C. Padgett, Mr. Bassctt, Miss B. Norton, and Cora Daniels com- 
prised the entire company. They continued three weeks. The 
Miniature operetta company appeared in "Pinafore" OcL 20, and 
stayed for one week, when George Wood closed his management 
of the house. It was reopened Nov. 10 as "The Broadway Opera 
HotJSE," under the direction of J. C. Fryer, with James Meade 
& Gorman's Philadelphia church choir "Pinafore " company. 
*' Pinafore " was sung until Nov. 29. John C. Hall appeared Dec 
I. with "The Strategists." Mr. Hall. T J. Hind, Mr. and Mrs. 
Sol Smith, John K. Heme, W. H. Lylell, Sam Ryan, Louis 
F. Howard, Ada Monck, and Lizzie Newell were in the company. 
It was acted until Jan. 3, 1880, followed Jan. 5 by "First Life 
Guards," by the American opera company from Philadelphia, con- 
sisting of Harry Allen, Eugene Clark, Edward Connell, Charles 
F. Lang, W. H. Seymour, Chas. Foster, Jerry Taylor, W. H. 
Meyer, T. Wilson, Florence Ellis, Laura Joyce, Elma Delaro, 
Mme. A. Sanger, and Hattie Arnold. "Mme. Angot"was sung 
Jan. 19, and continued throughout the week. Caverly's English 
F"olly company were seen Feb. 2 in "Princess Carpillona." Lulu 
and Josie Richmond, May Ten Broeck, James Sturgess, J. H. 
Stuart, Ida Morris, John E. Henshaw, Emily Maynard. Capitola 
P'orrest, Jennie Don, Louise Dempscy, Lillian Doane, Nita Gcraldi 
Carrie Fuller, Blanche Raymond, and P'lorence Delmanning were 
in the cast. It tasted only four nights. This house of many 
changes and many names may be said to have settled down into a 
life of solid respectability when John A. McCaull, a Baltimore 
lawyer, and Charles E. Ford took charge of it, and called it " The 
Bijou Opera Holse." Considerable money was spent and when 
these gentlemen reopened the house on March 31, 1880, it had all 
the appearance of a modem and well-regulated theatre. 

The Bijou Opeka House. J. G. Savillc was director of amuse- 
ments and Ben Sherwood, machinist. The initial programme was 
"Ages Ago, or a Musical Legend," and the cast: Rosa, Marie 
Neilini ; Mrs. McMotherly, Marie Beauman ; Columbus Hebble- 
thwaite, Wm. Courtney ; Ebenezer Tare, Digby V. Bell ; Steward, 
Wm. Herbert. Frederic Clay was conductor. This was followed 
by the operetta, "Charity Begins at Home," cast thus: Susan, 
Carrie Burton; Mrs. Bumpus, Marie Beauman; Gorringe, Wm. 
Courtney; Bumpus, Wm. Herbert; Joe, Digby V. Bell. This 
bill continued until May 22, when " The Spectre Night , or a 
Romance of Other Days," was presented. 





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275 



Duke, William Herbert; Lord Chamberlain, W.Courtney; Steward, 
Frank Pierson; First Lady in Waiting, Marie Beauman; Viola, 
Carrie Burton ; Ghost and Otho, Digby V. Bell. The fiftieth night 
of " ^jiarity Begins at H ome" occurred May 19. The season closed 
May 22. ~ 

Willie Edouin appeared here Aug. 30, 1880, in "J^fQ^ms, or 
jraj)h_GalIery," which had this cast: 



John Binks .... Willie Edouin 
TImm. Dinks . . . Jacques Kruger 

Fred Frank VV. Sanger 

Knrold George Le Clair 

Bob James T. Powers 

Ruby Alice Athertoo 



Kitty Btnks 
Grace Btnks 
Maud Binks 
Hortense ■ 
Porter . . 



. . juIia Edouin 
. . Lotta Bclton 
. . Ida Shapleigh 
. Annctta du Mare 
Walter Williamson 



The theatre was closed Oct. 11, 12, and was reopened Oct. 13, 
with Kate Claxton and company in "Jhc- ^now Flower ," thus 
cast: 



Maurice . . . Chas. A. Stevenson 
Bernard .... Edward J. Arnott 

Michel Lin Harris 

Martin K- J. Dusun 

Intendant J. T. Burke 



Pauvrette Kate Gaxlon 

Duchess Dollie Pike 

Ixmtse Margaret Cone 

Marie Alice Mansfield 

Therese .... Gertie Johnson 



"The Two Orphans" was presented on Nov. 19, and Kate Clax- 
ton's engagement terminated Nov. 20. The Comlcy-Barton comedy 
company commenced Nov. 22 in "XASUXlLlepnis " and "JXJa«klLajid 
Jimjl." In the company were Digby Bell, Jas. Barton, H. W. 
Montgomery, J. C. Armand, Fred Lennox, Hettie Tracy (Mrs. 
Jesse Williams), Lillian Brookes Bell, Marie Jansen, Nelly 
Dickson, Mrs. J. H. Rowe (Georgie Dickson), and Jesse Wil- 
liams, musical director. "Olivettt; " was announced for Dec 24, 
for the first time in America, but its initial performance took 
place matinee Dec. 25. 

"JDur Boarding House " was seen Jan. 31, 1881. The cast: 



Prof. Gillypod . . . . J. B. Polk 
Col. M. T. Elevator Leonard Grover 
Fioreiti ..... Herbert Archer 

Walter Donald Smith 

Matthew W. J. Percival 

Dr. Shouter .... Arthur Collins 

Clarence Sidney Drew 

Jack Hardy . . Robert M. Sheridan 
Tim Walker 



Alonzo Parker 

Beatrice . . . Lillian Cleves Clark 
Mai^arel . . . Virginia Buchanan 

Marta Georgie Dickson 

Violet Josie Batchcldcr 

Annie Belle Mackenzie 

Florence . . . Little Eva French 

Betty Gertrude Hight 

Miss Nast Annie Jarvis 



Neil Burgess appeared here Feb. 14 in 
cast: 



'W idow B edott," thus ^ 




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Widow B«dcMt. 
Elder Shadrach 
Tom Winnctte . 
Melissa . . . 
Mm. MagaJre . 
Lottie. . . . 



. . Neil Burgess 
. . Geo. Stoddart 
Andrew Malton 
Mrs. Geo. Stoddari 
. Miss L. felham 
. . Mary Taylor 



Widow Mrs. Thompson 

Tim Crane Harry Rich 

Fred Walter Fcssler 

Magutrc .... J. T. Wyndham 
Tramp H. Blackmore 



The house was closed evening of Feb. 28, and ^dgar F awcett's 
comedy " Sixes and Seven s " presented March 1, wttn thiscast: 



Mrs. Vaodervoort HenrielU Irvin;; 

Tapioca . . . Georgie Dickson Kowe 
I Mrs. Spanker. . . ■ Lizzie Might 
\ WaUiogbam . . . . A. H. Canby 

iSmiHe Sidney Drew 

^usan Nellie Dickson 



Julian Herbert Archer 

Watklns Geo. Parker 

Dr. Delchanly .... J. B. Polk 
Angelica .... Belle Mackenzie 

Lemuel Harry Linden 

Isabel Jeffreys Lewis 



The house was closed the week of March 14, except Saturday. 
The Acni€ opera company presented "Olivette" March 19, with 
this cast: 



Valentine . ,. . . Wm. T. Carleton 
Capt. de Merrimac . . Henry Peakes 

Coqueticot Jas- Peakes 

Marveiol George Olmi 

Vcloutine Belle Gerard 

Moustique Nelly Clifton 



Olivette Selina Dolaro 

Countess . . . Fanny Wentworth 

Due dc8 Ifs J. H. Jarvis 

Houssolc Parker 

Soup de Mer Bennett 

Jayouf ..... Henrietta Irving 



" ^on at Last " was acted April 18. The cast was : 



John Fleminj; . . . Steele Mackaye 

Major Bunker . . . Harry Courtalne 

Baron von Spiegel ■ . J- Clinton Hall 

Dr. Sterling . . . Herbert Archer 

Flora Helen Ottoleneui 

Jaoe Mary HarTee 

Prof. Tracy . - - - F F. Mackay 



Will Tracy . 
Mrs. Tracy 

Tom Brings 
Grace . . 
Mrs. Biuiker 



. Mark Pendleton 
Mrs. H. Courtainc 
(Emma Grattan) 
. . J. B. Curran 
. . Belle Archer 
. Louise Sylvester 



The Wilbur Opera company sang "The Mascot" May 5, for the 
first time in this city, when it had this cast: 



Lorenzo Harry Brown 

Frederick . . . . C. H. Thompson 

Pippo John Brand 

Rocco W. Paul Bown 

Sergeant G. M. Palmer 



Matteo John T. Craven 

Physician Ed. .Morris 

Bettina Emma Howson 

Ftamctta Lillie West 



C. H. Thompson, the tenor of Dr. Cuyler's church, Brooklyn, 
took the part of Frederick at a moment's notice, the first night 
of the performance, as J. E. Conly had been enjoined from ap- 
pearing. He sang from the score, and had to read the lines. 
The one hundredth performance occurred Aug. 5, and its last 
Aug. 13. 

" Roorn sJor Rent " was first acted here Aug. 15 : 




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277 



Harry Haccleman 
|Fred\ Dahl . . 
I Bombast . . . 
I Cleveland . . . 
' Cutter .... 



W J. Fercnison 

. Edward Hoist 

Edward Coleman 

. Wm. Herbert 

W. L. Gleason 



Albert Raymond . . Florence Gibson 

John Joseph Walters 

Mrs. Cutter .... Mina CroHus 
Rosavilla . . . Genevieve Reynolds 
Alice Fanny McNiel 



On Sept. 5 "The Mascot" was presented for the first titne in 
I America in its entirety, and with the composer's original orchestra- 
tion, by the Audran opera company. A. J. de Fossez was man- 
ager; Jesse Williams, musical conductor: 

Lorenio Geo- W. Denham 

Frederic Alonzo Hatch 

l:Plppo Lithgow James 

[ Rocco Jos. Greenafelder 

Sergt. Parafonte . ■ . • £. S. Guise 

Matteo £■ S. Grant 

Physician Fred Lennoi 

The two hundredth and final performance occurred Oct. 27. 
The house was closed Oct. 28. " The Gr ea t Mog ul, or the Snake 
[Charmer, " had its first representation OcC"^. The cast was: 



Bettina Setioa Dolaro 

Francesca Bessie Temple 

Antonia .... Emma Duchateau 

Paola Alice Townsend 

Pietro Julie Irving 

Ftamctta . . . Blanche Chapman 



Princess Benf^ine 
A Slave .... 
First V'^ender . . 
Second Vender 
Third Vender . . 
Finst Minister 
Second Minister . 



Blanche Chapman 
. . Greenville 
. Bessie Temple 

Emma Duchatcau 
Kate Livingston 

W. P. Hampshire 
. . J. C. Smith 



Mignapour Selina Dolaro 

^Nicobar Geo. Denham 

Astrakan . . . Jos. S. Grccnsfcldcr 

Tao Tsin .... Fred W. Lennox 

. Grand Brahma Cardoza 

I Officer C. Tucker 

D'Jeniraa Lillian Russell 

It was withdrawn Dec. tg, for "Olivette," with Selina Dolaro 
I in the title rdle, Lillian Russell as Bathilda, Emma Duchateau 
[as Veloutine, Raymond Holmes as Due des Ifs. J. S. Greens- 
Iclder as De Mcrrimac, and Fred Lennox as Coquelicot. Corinnc 
appeared matinees Thursday and Friday, Dec. 29, 30. at two 
o'clock, and Saturday morning, Dec. 31, commencing at eleven 
o'clock, in "ThcMa^iicSl^ippcr," supported by Geo. K. Fortescue 
and others. A mat in?&'was also given Saturday, Dec. 31, at two 
o'clock, of "TlieSn§ke^ Charmer," and the last performance oc- 
curred evening on5ecr~3 1, when the programme was: the second 
and third acts of "Olivette," the third act of "The. Snake 
tfharmer." and an original comedietta, "The Reading of a Trag- 
^cdy," in which Harry St. Maur made his American d^but. 
On Jan. 2, 1882, J. H. Haverly's comedy company appeared 
in " The Strategist s. " Frank Aiken and J. B. Polk were in 
the company. Connnc continued at the Tuesday, Wednesday, 
Thursday, and Friday matin<5cs, in "The Magic Slipper," and 
matinee of Jan. 10 as Bettina in "The Mascot." Corinne took 
a benefit roatin£e Jan. 13: among the volunteers was Lillian 
Russell. Willie Kdouin returned here Jan. 16 in " Dream sJ.' 



278 A HISTORY OF THE NEW YORK STAGE C«»« 



In the cast were: Willie Edouin, John A. Mackay, James T. 
Powers, Alice Atherton, Marion Elmore, Sylvia Gerrish, Carlotta 
Parker, Lotta Belton, E. B. White, and Rica Murrilli. 

"L'Afrique" received its first performance in New York, Jan. 
23, when it had this cast: 



Montague Jones ■ 
Plantagenet . . 
Tops . . . . 
Van Zwickcnboot 



. Fred W. Lennox 

. . Philip Branson 

Jos. S. Greensfelder 

Harry Standish 



Zaydcrbausen E. S- Grant 

Corporal Hops . . . J. S. Pcrcival 

Georgiana Marie Gtovcr 

Alice Lizxie Kcilcr 



This was the first appearance in New York of Philip Bran- 
son, Marie Glover, and Lizzie Keiler. During the last week of 
"L'Afrique" Norabelle Bowler sang Georgiana. The Emilie 
Melville opera company appeared Feb. 20 in " The Royal Middy. " 
The cast was : 



Fanchelte .... Emilie Melville 
Don Januario .... Tom Casselli 

MunBO F. W. Lennox 

Don Norberto . . . Chas. Dungan 

Gomez Isal>el Martin 

Gilpeto Hattie Swift 

Jo&ie Kate Livingston 

Abuquerque . . . J. T. Sherwood 

" Ap^j'Ti", ^hft W^ti^r ■<^prir^, " was produced Feb. 25, and had 
this cast : " " 



Don Lamberto Wallace Macreery 

Don DomlogoB ■ . . Al- Henderson 

Antonia Elma Dolaro 

Maria Lilly Post 

Menriqurs Kitty Ayers 

Manud Anna Caldwell 

Henderc Julia Coyle 



Princess Hcloise . . Elma Dolaro 
Natatetza .... Emilie Melville 
Alex.indria .... C. W. Dungan 

Iliuka Lilly Host 

Prince Wm. Gilbert 

Marco Totn Casselli 



Gosa . . 
Milhailo 
Capt. Manolla. 
Ivan . . . 
Jacob . . 



. J. S. Greensfelder 
£. S- Grant 
Fred Lennox 
W. H. Stanlc 



Harry Stand 



!lf 



"The Pirates of Penzance" was sung March 13, with this cast: 
Richard, J. S. Grecnsfelder; Samuel, Harry Standish; Frederick, 
Wallace Macreery; Major-General Stanley, Wm. Gilbert; Isabel, 
Susie Winner; Edward, Tom Casselli; Mabel, Blanche Roose- 
velt; Edith, Lilly Post; Kate, Tilly Vcrlergo; Ruth, Augu.sta 
Roche. On March 20, 21, 22, Sallie Reber acted Mabel in con- 
sequence of Blanche Roosevelt having three concerts (previously 
arranged) to give. She resumed the part March 23. 

Prof, Herrmann, assisted by Mme. Herrmann; Katinishi, Japan- 
ese juggler; E. D. Davies, ventriloquist; and Howell and Darvin, 
illusionists, came here April 3. Louis and Alice Harrison and 
their company, appeared April 17, in "Photos, " cast thus: 



Lottie Gainne. 
Clara Harleigh 
Milly. . . . 
Marston Moore 



. Alice Harrison 

. Virginia Ross 

Dickie Martinex 

Ed. J. Connelly 



Belvidere Potter . W. C. Mandeville 
.Mr. Buchncr .... Jerome Mills 

Brindlc E. D. Stone 

Mr. Sky .... Arthur Shewell 



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279 



On May i Neil Burgess returned, with "J^Udow Uedott." Selina 
Dolaro was seen May 8, in " The LessQiLof Love" and "The First 
"Hght " Kva Harrington, Minnie Lee7 Nellie Mortimer, Harry 

I StTMaur, Ed. Temple, E. M. Holland, and Clinton Stuart were 
in the company. This bill was continued until June 5, when 

'"Patience" was revived, and the cast was; 



' Bunthome . 

Crosvenor . 

Lady Jane . 

Lady Aneela 
I Lady Sapliir 

Udy Ella . 



. . Ed. Temple 
Harry St. Maur 
AugU5ta Roche 
Marion Lambert 
Emily Lawrence 
Miss Ci- Bowler 



Colonel John £. Nash 

The Duke Harry Pepper 

The Major Wm. Gillow 

Bunthome's Solicitor Wm. Ridgeway 
Patience Lillian Russell 



On June 26 there was a change in the cast : John Howson play- 
ing Bunthome; Digby Bell, Grosvenor; Chas, Dungan, the Colo- 
nel; Alonzo Hatch, the Duke; Lilly Post, Patience; Laura Joyce, 
Lady Jane; Emma Guthrie, Lady Angela; Vic. Reynolds, Saphir; 

land Susie Winner, EUa. "Patience" was withdrawn July 29, 

I having rcache<! its three hundred and eightieth performance in 

[this city. 

On July 31 "Olivette" was revived, with Selina Dolaro as Oli- 
vette, and Lilly Post as the Countess. "The Snake Charmer," 
with Selina Dolaro as the Prince, was revived Aug. 14, and con- 

l tinued two weeks. 

Edward Solomon's "Billee Taylor " was presented Aug. 26, for 
the first time here. The cast was; 

Pheebe Carrie Burton Billee Taylor . . . . C J|. Campbell 

LAntbella . . . Emmie Wcalhersby Capt. Flapper . . . Edwin Chapman 

I Susan Amy Harvey Crab Ed. Connelly 

kEliza Jennie Hughes Ben Barnade . . . . A. D. Barker 

[Sir Mincing Lane Albert Henderson 

It was withdrawn after Sept. 8 for "Patience," revived Sept. 9, 

with Lillian Russell as the heroine. Matinees were given daily 

ithe week of Oct. 2, commencing at three o'clock, except Saturday, 

when the performance opened at eleven o'clock in the morning. 

The attraction was the Braham-Scanlan Boston Miniature Ideal 
opera company, in "Patience." Mrae. Thto api>eared at this 
theatre Oct. 9 and matinee Oct. 14, in "La JoHe Parfumeuse;" 
"Les Cloches de Comeville," Oct. 10; "La Mascotte," Oct. li; 
Oct. 12 and 14 (for the first times in five years), "La Timbale 
d'Argcnt; " Oct. 13, "Mme. L'Archiduc;" "The Sorcerer" was 
seen for the first time at this house Oct. (6, and the cast was : 



lAline Lillian Russell 

[lady Sangnzare . . . Laura Joyce 

(Cnnslance .... Madeline Luc::tte 

[Mrt, Bartletr . . . Julie de Ruyiher 

John Wellington Wells John Howson 



Dr. Daly Digby Boll 

Marmaduke Geo. Olmi 

Alexis C. J. CamplwII 

Notary Geo. Schiller 

Buttons A. W. Maflin 



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In consequence of the illness of Lillian Russell in November, 
Madeline Lucette was ihc Aline for a few nights. "The Sor- 
cerer" was acted for the ninety-second and last time on Jan. 6, 
1883. Ihe house was closed Jan. 8 for a rehearsal of Stephens 
and Solomon's opera, "Virginia," presented for the first time 
Jan. 9, and with this cast: 



Nicholas John Howson 

Paul C. J. Campbell 

RobinftOQ Geo. Olmi 

Samuel I^igby Bell 

Macaroni A. \V. Maflln 

Lady Magnolia . Emmie Weatberaby 

Lccocq's " Heart and Hand ' 
America, in English, Feb. 15, 

The King John Howson 

Micaela .... Marianne Conway 

Scolastica Laura Joyce 

Aniu Mamie Seigfned 

Dolores ..... Edith Brandon 
Bat de Maro . . . Geo. S. SchiUer 



Virginia Lucy Couch 

Mrs. Cowslip .... Laura Joyce 

Amy Emma Guthrie 

Alice ...... Vic Reynolds 

Mildred Nelly Howard 



' had its first representation 
when the cast was: 



in 



Don Galta.n Dlgby Bell 

Don Mosquitos .... Geo.' Olmi 

Morales C. J. CampljcU 

Joseph .... Emmie Weathersby 

Kirst Officer Ed. Grant 

Third Officer . . . Frank Howard 



A . C. Gunn er's " T heJQiine_Nov£l, " had its first representation 
on March 5, "and had this cast : 



r 

I on 

/ Tom Hilton . . . 

/ Capt. Kidd . . . 

f Bill Higgins . . . 

j Harold MOrlon ) 

I Barry O'Btirke f 

I Adolphus Suckling . 



W. J. Ferguson 
Geo. A. Schiller 
. Nellie Howard 

Mr. J. H. Stewart 

. George Gaston 



Bleary .... 
Liili.in Ijiwrence 
Agnes L^iwrence 
Millicent Lawrence 
Susan Feilding ■ 



. Mr. T. Hilton 
. Louise Paullin 
Julie de Ruyiher 
Virginia Fairfax 
Emma Guthrie 



Myra Martin Josic Dell 



The house closed after March 10, and reopened March 26, with 
Neil Burgess in " VjTp ." On April 12, for the Actors' Fund bene- 
fit, "Vim" was played, with Joseph Palmer, George Woodward, 
Will A. Paul, S. Milter Kent. Albert Horn, O. C. Darling, Mary 
Taylor, Clara Stoneall, Tommy Russell, and Neil Burgess in the 
cast. The house was closed April 16, and was reopened April 17, 
by H. M. Pitt's company, with Robertson's "Caste": 



George D'AJroy . . Eben Plympton 
Sam Gerridgc . . . Felix Morris 

Dixon Victor Harmon 

Marquise . Emily Jordan Chamberlain 



Ecclcs Wm. Davidge 

Captain Hawlree . . . H. M. Flu 

Esther Fanny Addi.«>on 

Polly Selina Dolaro 



On May 5, Albcrry's 
this cast; 



'The Two Roses" was presented, with 




Lottie . . . . 
Difiby Grant . . 
Jack VVyatt . . 
Caleb Deecle . . 
Our Mr. Jenkins 



. Nelly Howaid 

. . H. M. Pitt 

El>en Plympton 

F.arl Sterling 

Felix Morris 



Mr. FumivAl 
Ida ... 
Mrs. Jenkins . 
Mrs. Cupps . 



Wm. Davidge 

, Be.sS)e Kobbioa 

Emily Thome 

Miss Newman 



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"Forgiven," by Alberry, was acted for the first time in America 
May 16, and the company closed May 19. " Rice's Surprise Party" 
appeared May 21. with "Pop. " The cast was: 



Adotphus . 
Anthony 
Chas. Page 
Jem Smi& 
Knoux . 
Spricglns . 
Bill Bishop 



John A. Mackay 
Geo. K. Forlcscuc 
. . Frank Wright 
. . W. T. Doyle 
. . . D. Gorman 
Albert Murdock 
. . . Ed. Taylor 



Baggs . - . 
Sophia . • . 
Belle Adams . 
A dele Pop 
Jeannette - . 
Telejjraph Boy 
Justice IJarlow 



N- S. Burnham 

Kale Castlclon 

. Irene Perry 

May Stembler 

. Lillle Gnibb 

Ida Smith 

Jas. Mills 



Lillie Grubb died in Baltimore. Sept. 7, 189a 

The fiftieth performance took place July 6. The last perform- 
ance given in this house was on July 7, and was for the benefit of 
Capt. Porter, the doorkeeper of the theatre. '.^J^^' was presented, 
with two changes in the cast: N. S. Burnham^ted Chas. Page, 
and H. L. Rattenbcry appeared as Bags. During its run a musi- 
cal act entitled "The Dudes . " composed by Edward K. Rice, was 
introduced, and later Wane Vanoni was added to the company. 
The piece was condensed into two acts. The theatre, owing to 
its small size, never yielded much profit to any of its managers. 
Preparations for tearing down the building were at once com- 
menced. R. E. J. Miles and Gen. W. B. Barton leased the prem- 
ises for five years from the owner, F. James, and agreed to advance 
sufficient funds to erect a new house. 

The new managers of this house rechristened it "The Bijou 
Theatre," and it was opened Dec. i, i88j, with "Orpheus and 
Eurydice/' an adaptation, by Max Freeman, of Offenbach's 
"Orphic aux Enters." The cast was: 

Jupiter Digby Bell Heba Kitty Ford 

^Ji^'l Hubert Wilke f^SVlfP'"' • • - - E. H Aiken 

rtiito J Apollo Miss McNulty 

St)rx Harry Pepper Janus Andrew MetKger 

Eurydice Marie Vanoni Hercules Wm. Silver 

Diana Laura Joyce-Bell Cerebus .... Master Murdock 

Cupid . Ida Mulle Thalia Minnie Thomas 

Venus Augusta Roche Aglaia Lulu Freith 

iuno .... Amelia Summerville Euphrosyne .... Lizzie Tracey 

linerva .... (jenie Haltzmeycr Calliope Louise Martin 

Hebe Dainy Murdoch Clio Hattie Maynard 

Fortana Jennie Prince Kuterpe Alice Aymes 

Mercury BiUie Barlow Melpomene .... Albenine'Hall 

Mars , . , . Henry Leoni Erato Minnie Flagj; 

Vulcan E. S. Grant Holyhmnia Lillic Glover 

Bacchus .... Clara Davenport Urania Victorinc (ilrard 

Orpheus . . . Geo. C. Boniface, Jr. Terpsichore .... Carrie Tutein 
Public Opinion .... Pauline Hall 

The one hundredth performance was given March 7, 1884 

The house was closed March 17, and March 18 was produced, 
for the first time in Amercia, " I^ Vie," with this cast : 




282 A HISTORY OF THE NEW YORK STAGE C'^i 



Von Schnitzel Richard Mansfield 

Joe Tarradiddle . . Jacques Kruger 
DeUncv Splinterbarre . .I.N. Long 
Guy Silvcrspoon Charles \V. Dungan 
Mr. Muggins . . . Arch. McDonnell 
Gabrielle Stras.s1>ourf; . . Fanny Rice 
Christine Von Sclinittel, Illanche Corelli 
Petty Coat Lane . . Maggie Arlington 
Kathenne Wyverne . Victorinc Girard 
Taunton Tarrington Mollie M. Power 
Victor Emanuel . . . Uessic Carlton 
First Custom !iouse Officer 

Hat lie Reber 
Second Custom House Officer 

Minnie Ktagg 



Captain FItiker . . Carrie Donnelly 
Earl of Skve . . Maude Wcntwonh 
Lord Camoovle . . . Carrie Kaldwin 
Baron Shandegall . Grace Sherwood 

Snip Samuel Heed 

Toby Geo. A. Schiller 

Arion Busch .... Alejc. M- Bell 

Knobstick Frank Howard 

Club 'Em Henry Rolland 

Baby Green Percy Sage 

Jones Joseph SiU-er 

Florence Marie Bockel 

Extra Sally Cohen 

Miss Muggins .... Laura Burt 



"La Vie" was acted for the fiftieth and last time on May 3. 
The house was closed May 5 for a rehearsal of "Blue Beard," 
produced May 6 for the first time. The cast was: 



Blue Beard 
Corporal 
Adonis . . 
Ibrahim 
Sclim . . 
O'Schacabac 
Sister Anne 



Jacques Kruger 

Arthur W. Tarns 

Chas. W. Duncan 

Geo. A. Schiller 

Emma Carson 

. . Irene Perry 

Genevieve Reynolds 



Hassam Pauline Hall 

Fatima Fanny Rice 

Beda Jessie Glassford 

Fez Matlie Ferguson 

Said Marie Mulle 

Zef ...... Maggie Arlingtoa 



Its run terminated June 14, when the house was closed, and was 
reopened July 21, under the management of John Donnelly and 
Gus Kcrkcr, with "The Chiracs of Normandy." The cast was: 
Robin More, Alfred Wilkie; the Marquis, Ed. Connelly; Migno- 
nette, Adelaide Randall; Germaine, Rose Leigbton; Susanne, 
Kate Hoyt; Sheriff, Arthur W. Tarns; NoUry, H. S. Dale; 
Gaspard, C. P. Flockton; Gertrude. Kate Hatfield; Mamette, 
Josie Hanley. "The Bohemian Girl" was given July 28, with 
Adelaide Randall as the heroine, Enrico Campobello as the Count. 
Alfred Wilkie as Thaddeus. Rose Lcighton as the Gypsy Queen, 
and Edward Connelly as Devilshoof. " Era Diavolo " was sung 
Aug. II, with George Appleby as the hero. " Maritana " was 
heard Aug. 18; "The Bohemian Girl," Aug. 35, 26. 27; "The 
Chimes of Normandy," Aug. 28, 29, 3a \V. H. Hamilton made 
his first appearance in America Aug. 25, as the Count in "The 
^Bohemian Girl." The theatre was closed Sept. i, 2. 3, for re- 
hearsals of " Adonis." produced for the first time in New York, 
Sept. 4. The cast was: 



Adonis H. E. Dixey 

Bunion Turke . . . Geo. Howard 
I Marquis .... Herbert Gresham 
\ Udy Nettie Ida Bell 



Talamea 
Duchess 
Artea . 
Rosetta 



. . Lilhe Grtibb 
Jennie Reiffarth 
. . Louise Hissing 
Amelia Summervillc 




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283 



Mollie Fuller, Bertie Fiscb, and Jenny Reeves were also in tK 
cast 

li s^" wa s first seen on the stage July 6, 1884, at Hooley' 
Opera HoiT^e, Chicago, 111. It was by VViUiamF^jGill. On Oct, 
2, 1885, it reached its four hundredth presentation. E. E. Ric 
conducted the orchestra, and a promenade concert preceded the 
performance. Amelia Summervillc rcassumed her original part 
of Rosetta Oct. i, and Geo. K. Fortcscue retired. The five 
hundredth performance took place Thursday evening, Jan. 7, 1886. 

At exactly double prices, the house was packed. In the midst; 
of the first act John A. Mackay, who had come over from '| _Evange- , 
, line " at the Fourteenth Street Theatre, in his Le Hlanc OJstunie; 
walked upon the stage, shook Adonis' hand, said " God bless you ! " \ 
and made his exit. A few minutes later George Thome came out 
from the wings in his Ko Ko "make-up" (he had run in from the 
Fifth Avenue Theatre, where he was playing in "The Mikado"), j 
and, having informed Adonis that he was not "on his list," be- 
cause he sadly "would be missed ") retired also to great applause. 
Next, a life-size floral heifer went over the footlights, as a re- 
minder of Mr. Dixey's early days, when he played the hind legs 
of the cow in " Evangeline." At the close of the first act a bronze 
bust of an Indian chief was brought in, set on a pedestal and pre- I 
sented to Mr. Dixey, in behalf of the Mohican Club. In the 
second act Francis VViLson managed to get over from the Casino , 
in his "Amorita" costume, and hastily extended his congratula- 1 
tions. Then the curtain came down, and a large portion of the 
audience repaired to the Dixey ball at the Metropolitan Opera 
House. Bernstein's orchestra and Gilmore's band furnished the 
music, and the dancing continued until late in the morning. On 
the afternoon of Jan. 7, Dixey was breakfasted by the Mohican 
Club, 

The final performance of " ^donis, " at the Bijou Theatre, April 
17, 1886, was its six hundred and third consecutive time in this 
city. '^ 

Dixey and his company sailed for England on May 12, and ap- 
peared at the Gaiety Theatre, London, May 31. 

This theatre was closed Holy Week, and was reopened April 
26, with "Arcadia;" it was withdrawn after the performance. May 
15. Thatcher, Primrose. & West's minstrels commenced a fort- 
night's stay May 17. "T|ie^.BridiLJrap," by Sydney Riigegfeld"^ 
(a version of "Serment d' Amour"), was first acted (Decoration 
matinee) May 31, and had this cast: 



Ecutclard Roland Reed 

The Count . - . Francis Gatllard 

Grivolin Harry Mills 

Marti;il E. S. Grant 



Bclazazub Paul Vernon 

Roset Laura Clement 

Marion Jennie Prince 

Bapiiste Daisy Temple 



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Aaoette Bessie Semon Drummer Boy .... Ray Semon 

Edmond Maclge Terry V'ivandiere .... Grace Addison 

Fabian Lulu Tutein Javotte Maud Leicester 

Adolphe Addle Lee Franclne Liuie Winner 

Hyacinth ..... Helen Schuler 

This was the New York d^but of Laura Clement. 

Miles & Barton renewed the lease of this theatre June 15 for six 
years at a yearly rental of $27,000. Considerable excitement was 
caused by the managers of this theatre and the manager of Wal- 
lack's Theatre — directly across the street. The McCaulI company 
were singing " Serment " under the title of "The Crowing Hen," 
at Wallack's. The competition had been fairly respectable until 
June 17, when the Bijou management put a stereopticon on the 
roof of their building, and threw pointed allusions to and jokes at 
the Wallack production on the wall of the Wallack Theatre build- 
ing. When Col. McCauU had recovered from his indignation he 
sent out for a lot of calcium lights, and, by turning them on the 
wall, drowned out the stereopticon pictures. Meanwhile a noisy 
crowd blocked Broadway in the vicinity of the houses, and Capt. 
Williams had to bring out the police reserves. The night of June 
18 the contest was renewed with more vigor, and even less decency. 
The Bijou stereopticon was ready for its work on Wallack's wall, 
when an injunction, granted by Judge Brady, was served on Man- 
ager Barton, restraining him from carrying out his purpose, so far 
as the Wallack wall was concerned. As an alternative Manager 
Jiartnn hung out a canvas screen from the Bijou itself, and turned 
the stereopticon on that, repeating the tactics of the previous night. 
About this time Col. McCauU and Theo. Moss retaliated. They 
had hired the building next to the Bijou, and their stereopticon 
was soon at work discounting the jokes of their rivals. The night 
closed with the Wallack orchestra vigorously playing "The Barn- 
yard Polka" from the roof of the Wallack porch. Saturday 
night, June 20, the street was blocked at an early hour, the daily 
newspapers having aroused great interest in the silly squabble. 
But managerial "enterprise" had exhausted itself, the stereop- 
ticon, calcium and red lights doing the same work as on the 
preceding nights. All this cheap and rowdy method of adver- 
tising was profitable to neither house. On the contrary, the at- 
tendance actually fell off at both theatres. It had been light 
enough at the Bijou, prior to the hostilities, and it diminished 
at Wallack's, which up to that time had been doing a very fair 
business. 

June 26 witnessed the last performance here of " 'Xhe Bridal 
Tra p." The house was then closed for two nights, and was re- 
opencd June 30, with Roland Reed and his company, in " {Jum- 
bugj " which was played until Aug. 14. The cast was: 




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285 



Jack Luster 

Ned Ramsey ■ 
Dick Podds . 
Jackson Luster 
Albert Worth 
Jacob Bartz . 



Rolaod Reed 

A. S. Lipman 

Auf(iiftlus Cook 

. . Ferd. Highl 

, Fritz Williams 

S. W. Glenn 



Judf;e Shaw .... Joseph Coltty 

A Servant Paul Vernon 

Arminda Bertram Ponsby 

Alice Hastings 

Nettie . Loie Fuller 

Mrs. Shaw Mary Myers 



" Soldiers ain j Sw e ethe arts " was acted for the first time on any J 
ige Aug. 16, and tiad^Tus cast : 



stage 

Major Ashley . 
Lieat. Ashley . 
Corporal Flint 
Dany Downs . 
Sergt. Dancker 
Private Sloane 
John Smiedt 
Jonacus Jaggs 



. Charles Overton 
Frederic Darrell 
. . Chas. Allison 
Henry V. Donnelly 
. . Henry Leone 
. Mr. \V. H. Ryno 
. . Thos. Welch 
Owen We*iford 



Marie Hartlett 
Maggie Smith 
Legrand Foudre 
Nan McGilder 
Katie Ray . . 
Hattie Clay . 
Phoebe Day . 
Sadie May . . 



. Sylvia Cerrish 

Louise Edgar 

Ragna Linnif 

. Susie KusseU 

Ada May Drew 

■ . Leona Ross 

Agnese Hoik 

- . Lulu Hesse 



The house was closed SepL 4 for renovation, and was reopened 
Sept 13, with "Little Jack Sheppard," cast thus: 



Jonathan Wild N. C. Goodwin, Jr. 

Little Jack Sheppard ■ . Loie Fuller 



Thames Darrell 
Winnifrcd Wood 
Mrs. Sheppard . 
Edgcwora Bess . 
Captain CofF . 



. Rose Leighton 
. Addie Cora Reed 
Jennie Wealhershy 

Helen Sedgwick 
Ida Van Osteti 



Irelon . . 
Blueskin . 
Sir Rowland 
Knecbone . 
Mendcz 
Wood . . 
Polly . . 



Maude Leicester 
C. B. Bishop 
E. F- Goodwin 
Frank Currier 
. F. T. Ward 
. . A, Hart 
Leiia Farrcll 



Kitty Mabel Morris 

William Vardley, the author of this burlesque, made his Ameri- 
can d^hut Nov, 15, acting Hlueskin. N. C. Goodwin first played 
Caraway Bones, in "luracdUji" Dec. n — its first representa- 
tion in America. "The MmcoI was revived Jan. 24, 1887. The 
cast was: Bettina, Lillic Grubb; Pippo, Stuart Harold; Doctor, 
E. S. Goodwin ; Lorenzo, N. C. Goodwin, Jr. ; Fiametta, Lelia 
Farrell ; Frederick, Flora Irwin ; Rocco, C B. Bishop. After 
the usual performance of "The Mascot," the night of Feb. 9, 
the company took the 11.30 o'clock train to Boston, to which 
was attached a special car. They had supper fa rottfe, and ar- 
rived in Boston at seven o'clock, morning of Feb. 10. Then all 
repaired to the Boston Theatre, where N. C. Goodwin and his 
company gave an act of "Turned Up," at it. 30 o'clock, opening 
the programme for the benefiF'oT' tBe Boston Elks' Lodge, The 
company took the one o^clock train to New York, arriving at the 
Bijou Theatre exactly at eight o'clock. " The S kating Rink " was 
revived by Mr. Goodwin Feb. 28. Eliza Weathersby(\Trs^ Good- 
win) was dying Thursday night, March 24, about the time the Bijou 
audience were waiting for the curtain to go up on "Tbe^Skating 
j<ink. " They waited patiently until 8.30 o'clock, when.^n at- 
tempt to put on "The Mascot" having failed, stage manager Vaul 



286 A HISTORY OF THE NEW YORK STAGE C1M7 



Vernon announced the condition of affairs, and the death of Mrs. 
Goodwin, and the audience left the theatre. Friday night "The 
Mascot " was sung, with A. VV. F. McCollin as Lorenzo, and 
Henry Moulton as Prince Frederick. 

The house was closed March 28. " BJp Pgny ^or the Gentlema iUy 
Sax^c," the music by Edward I. Darling, tne~ltbrel to by Andrew 
tTwheeler ("Nyra Crinkle"), was acted for the first time, March 
31, and had this cast : 



Big Pony . . . 
Don FilibuBto 
SiDcho Meadingo 

Lieut. Arlin^on . 

Sergt. O'Glory . 

Polecat Pete . . 
Mustang Mike 

Gopher Joe . . 



. Nat. C Goodwin 
. . C. H. Hishop 
. . Stuart Harold 
Henry Moulton 
. . E. \V. Uon 
Edward F. Goodwin 
. . H. C. DeWitt 
. . Robert Vance 



Billy the Stag . . 
Sertorita Iner . . 
Sefiorita Marie . 
Sagastina . . . 
Oo- kah o «r-ya-gmh 
Un-ka-kt-yi . . 
So-rasivsi . . . 
In-ki-tink-i-tniDk . 



. . Otto Wnktiis 

. . Lillian Grubb 

. . . Loie Fuller 

. Estelle Mortimer 

. . Dollie Delroy 

. . Madge Perry 

. . J. Laurence 

. . . . H. Dye 



Henry E. Dixey became half partner with Miles & Barton in 
the management of this house May 2. It was closed May 20, to 
reopen June 21, with Minnie Maddern in '* Caprice. " Wm. Morris, 
T. J. Herndon, Chas. Stanley, Cyril Scott, Percy Brooke, F. A. 
Tannehill, Sen., Harry Reeves, J. S. Madero, F. W. McClelland, 
Chas. Webster, Odette Tyler, and Lulu Kline were in the cast. 
" Jom Craig's W ife " was acted for the first time on any stage 
the afternoon of ^une 28, when Delia Stacey made her New York 
debut as Irene Craig. Minnie Maddern terminated her engage- 
ment July 9, and the house closed for the summer. On Sept. 12, 
1887, the season ojjened with "A Circ^^ jn Tnwn " by .Edjljolst, 
with John A. Mackay as the star W. H. Hamilton, PauTArthur, 
W. C. Mandeville, Thos. Lewis, Ed. Hoist, Adah Richmond, 
Hattie Delaro, Grace Wilson, Emma Hanley, Josie Hall, Evelyn 
Granville, and Richard Golden were in the cast. 

Salsbury's Troubadours came here Sept. 23, in "The Hum ming 
Bird," with Nellie McHenry, John Webster, and I'rank l^lair in 
ihg^ast. The house was closed Oct. 17, for a dress rehearsal of 
"The CoiaaJr," produced Oct. 18, with this cast: 



Conrad . . 
Birbanto . 
Seyd Pacha 
Syng Smaul 
Yurauf . . 
Gulnare 
Ahmed . . 



Annie Summerville 
Frank David 
H. Broccoli nt 
Geo. Schiller 
. Ed. Morris 
. Clara Lane 

Maud Waldermere 



Zuliema Rosa Cook 

Hassan Carrie Behr 

Gancm Kate Uart 

All Jennie Bartine 

Bachshcesh .... D. P. Siecle 
Medora Louise Montage 



Julia Marlowe appeared here Thursday afternoon, Oct. 20, in 
"Ingomar." The cast was: 



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Parthenia JuHa Marlowe 

Ingomar .... Eben Plympton 
Tiie Timarch .... Milnes Levick 

Polydor W. H. Crompton 

Alastor Chas. D. Herman 

Myron C. Leslie Allen 

Lykon Ed. McWade 

Amyntas K. L. DeWitt 



KIphenor Myron Rice 

Neoclcs ..... Henry Arthur 

Ambivar James Cooper 

Trinobantea Paul Davis 

Samo Henry Mathews 

Novio ..... Dodson MiicheU 
Actta . . , Mrs. M, A. Pennoyer 
Theano Emma Htnckky 



Julia Marlowe's right name is Sarah Frances Frost. She was 
born in 1870, in Cumberland, England, eight miles from Keswick, 
in the village of Coldbeck. She came to America at five years of 
age with her parents. At twelve years of age she was with the 
Juvenile Opera company, and was known as Frances Brough. This 
*as her first appearance before the public. The first part she ever 
played was Sir Joseph Porter in "Pinafore;" then she played 
Suzanne in "The Chimes of Normandy," and the Page in "The 
Little Duke." She then retired from the stage for three years to 
study under the guidance of Ada Dow, With Josephine Reilley 
as the star, under R. E. J. Miles' manaf^ement, she acted Balthazar 
in "Romeo and Juliet," Stephen in "The Hunchback," Maria in 
"Twelfth Night." Her first api>earance as a " star " was at Bay- 
onne, N. J., for the benefit of a church, when she played Parthenia 
in " Ingomar," to Frank Currier's Ingomar. On April 25, 1887, 
she was seen as Parthenia at New London, Conn., while making 
a three weeks' tour through the eastern country under K. E. Miles' 
management. During this tour she played Pauline in "The Lady 
of Lyons," as well as other characters. Wra. G. Beach was the 
leading man. Miss Marlowe then came to this theatre and made 
her debut, as stated above. She next appeared at the Star Theatre, 
this city, Dec. 12, 1887, as Juliet in "Romeo and Juliet." She 
was married May 27, 1894. in Philadelphia, to Robert Taber, and 
obtained a divorce from him in December, 18991 

"The Pearl of Pck in," a new adaptation of Lecocq's " Fleur de 
Th€," was sung for the first time on any stage March 19, 1888, the 
run of "The Corsair" having ended March 17. The cast was: 



Pearl of Pekin . . . Alice Johnson 

Finette Irene Verona 

Pierrette ■ . . Clarette VanderbiU 

Anj;elique Carrie Bchr 

Pepine Grace Wilson 

FutiDe Bertie Fisch 



Petit Pierre 
Sosoriki 
Paul Mathot 
Sing Hi^h . 
Tyuio . . 



Philip Branson 

Joseph W. Herbert 

Herbert Charter 

John C- Leach 

Louis Harrison 



"The Pearl of Pekin" was first sung in America in its original 
French form Feb. i, 1869, at the Theatre Fran^ais in this city. 
In consequence of the illness of Irene Verona on May 8, Carrie 
Behr appeared as Finette. 

" Town Lots^ or a Paper City" bad its first performance here 




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-May 28. and ran through the week. "L02 
acted June 4, it being the first "tank play' 
theatre. The cast was : 



L ew York " was 
seen at any Kr^adway 



Arthur Wilson . . 
Horatio Chester . . 
Hackcnsack George 
Martin Purceli t 
Tramp J 

Anomally . . . . 



. Thomas Wise 

. Geo. Wright 

Walter Fessler 

. Fraak Dayton 

. . Wm. Ryno 



Mrs. Wilson . . . Marie Atchison 

Jennie WiUon Patrice 

Caroline Peabody Eugenie Lindemao 

Matron Mar>' Sution 

Maria Mollie Lawman 

Little Susie . ■ . . Baby Stover 



- The house closed for the season June 9. The lease held by 
Dixey, Miles & Barton, and having eight more years to run, was 
purchased June 11 by J. VV. Roscnquest. manager of the Four- 
teenth Street theatre. This theatre was sold in July to Sire & 
Sons for $350.ooa The property paid $33,000 yearly rental, 
$27,000 of which came from the theatre, and ?6,ooo from the 
frontage of fourteen feet on Sixth Avenue. There is a Broad- 
way frontage of forty feet, and the side measurements are two 
hundred and thirty-seven and two hundred and forty-two feet. 

The season opened Sept. 3, with "The Woman Hate r," Roland 
Reed as the star, thus cast : 



Samuel Bundy 
Horace Mulbfidge 
Dr. Lane . . . 
George Dobbins . 
Tom Ripley . . 
Orlando Hawkins 



. . Roland Reed 

Harr)- A. Smith 

H. Rees Davies 

Krncst barlram 

George W. Usiic 

. . Julian Reed 



Thompson . . 
William . . 
James . . . 
Mrs. Lucy Joy 
Alice I^ne 
Mrs. Walton . 



. W. W. Plum 
. W. A. Shaw 
■ S. A. Gordon 
Alice Hasting 
Annie Lewis 
. Minnie Monck 



Oct. 8. "KauUthi 

star, was seen with this cast: 

Finikin Fluffy .... Geo. LauH 

Boh Harry Eversfield 

Richard Fluily . . . Harry B. Bell 
Dr. Eastman . . . Harry Vanghan 
Joliffe T. B. Presley 



with Marietta Nash as the 



Mrs. Finikin Fluffy ■ ■ Helen Reimer 
Mrs. Richard Fluny . . Louise Rial 
Alice Somers . . . Jennie Kennark 

Perkios Marie Uart 

Katti Marietta Nash 



'""^Chas. Hoyt's " /\^Bras8 Monk ey" had its first representation in 
this city, Oct 15, when the castwas : 




Jonah .... 
Dodge Work . . 
Badger . . . . 
Frisco Fogg . . 
Mr. Barnes . . 
Mr. Potter . . . 
Doolitite Work . 
August Frost 
Maddern Sinn 
The Royal Keogal 
Savage Hogg 



. . Charles Reed 
. . Tim Murphy 
. . Otis Harlan 
. . . Jas. Horan 
. . Otis Harlan 
. . W. F. Mack 
. AU. M. Hampton 
Geo. A. Heane, Jr. 
. . Wm. F. Mack 
Ti^er M. Heckert 
Geo. A. Beanc, Jr. 




Charity Grace 
Virj^nia Bright 
Ruby Royal 
Haggage . 
FowTe Hall 
Birdie . . 
Edith Grace 
Hope Grace 
Mrs. Hoj 
Mrs. Badger 



Fannie Mclntyre 

. May Montford 

Jo-sephine Zahn 

Flora Walsh 

Frank Baldwin 

Alice Walsh 

Hattie Walter* 

. . Marie BcU 

Alice Evans 

. . Marie Zahn 



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On the afternoon of Jan. 24, i88g, an entertainment was given 
by children. Recitations and songs were heard from Lillie Hcy- 
man, Edith Widmer, Fannie Case, Franlcie Reynolds, Dot Claren- 
don, Elma Smith, Gracie Heckler, Louis Miska, Ida B. Travis, 
and La Petite Dunn. Mabel Menzies recited, and lima Marie 
Pratt played a piano sonata. The quarrel scene in '* The School for 
Scandal," was given by Carrie Webber and Master George Dainty. 
Miss Webber afterward sang and danced. Master Tommy Russell 
came before the curtain and apologized because he had been too 

.busy to learn a piece for recitation. A scene from " A Midsummer 

[Kight's Dream," in which Charles A. Heckler, E. J. Mackay. 

jLillie Heckler, Fannie Case, and Edith Widmer took part, closed 

the bill. Clarence Worrall played the cornet and sang; little May 

Bishop sang "I 'm so Shy;" and the Misses Arango gave several 

airs on the banjo. s„^ 

"A Midnight BeH^ ' by Chas. Hoyt, had its first performance in 

L this city March 5, the house having been closed March 4 for rc- 

'hcarsal The cast was: 

Clergyrnan . , . . R. J. Dillon 
IJeacoD .... Thos. Q Seabraoke 
City Lawyer Frank Lane 



. Bank Cashier 

I Bank Teller . 

Bank President 

Country Boy . 

Village Doctor 



W. J. Humphreys 

Hart Conway 

T. J. Herndon 

Eugene Can6cld 

. Jesse Jenkins 



Village Fiddler . . . Percy Gaunt 
Schoblma'am .... tsabc^ltc Coe 
Minister's Sister . . - Maude Adams 

Old Maid Annie Adams 

Widow Marie Uart 

Soprano of the Clioir . . Klvia Croix 
Village Maiden . . . Beth Bedford 
Help Bessie Weyl 



V 



The one hundredth performance took place May 29. T. Q. 
Seabrooke retired from the cast June 8, and Geo. Richards as- 
, suroed the rAle of Deacon Tidd June 10. The last performance 
•"here of " _A Midnight B ell " was July i, for the benefit of the trea- 
surer. J. Thomas Magufro, when Mr. Seabrooke acted the Deacon. 
The house was reopened July 15, with "The White E lephant." 
which had this cast : ^ 



Harry C Clarke 
E. A. Locke 
Guy Nichols 

. AU. Hampton 
l^e Harrison 



Ruby GcorKic Parker 

Geraldine Risk . . Ilessle Cleveland 
Mrs. Sultry . . . Frances Arline 

Maud Carrie Francois 

Bell Olive Tremaine 

Alice Miss Poller 



Herikiah Sultry . 

Timothy TolUea . 

Frank Risk . . 
Getsome } 

Seedy Man ( ' ' 
Takesomc } 

Sporting Man { ' 

There were changes in the cast the second week, as follows: 
Fred Corbctt, in place of E. A. Locke, as Timothy Tottles; 
R. A. Roberts, in place of Guy E. Nichols, as Frank Risk, and 
Lillie Alliston, in place of Frances Arline, as Mrs. Sultr)*. The 
play proved a white elephant for the manager, as the company 
struck for salaries July 26, when the house was closed, and re- 
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290 A HISTORY OF THE NEW YORK STAGE C»89o 



mained dark until Aug. 5, when it was reopened with " The Lign 
anfQ}ii» J^^amh " whlch had this cast: 



Lyon Lamb . . . 

Arthur Rush . . . 

Capt, Kill Cory . . 
Cam Hungerbfood 
Rev. Abel Rutherford, 

Dr. Carver , . . 
Thomas Fulsome 



. Charles Coote 
. Friu Williams 
. Tyrone Power 
. R. F. Cotton 
Sheridan Tupper 
Adolph Lehtina 
. Harry Traycr 



Augustus Loud 

Scrr^ins . . 

Daisy Wilde . 
Grace Love 

Mile Nocioz . 

Rachel Saint . 

Hulda . . . 



. Harry B. Wilson 
. H. D. Blakeraorei 
. Leonora Bradley 
. Effie Shannon 
Gabrielle du Sauld 
. . Annie Adams 
. . . Jes«e West 

" Natu- 



Prof. Herrmann's vaudeviHe company appeared Aug, 19. 
ral Qa a " was produced Sept. 9. 

1 he next regular season opened Sept. 23, with '* AHole in the 
Ground." Oct. 7 the Howard Athenaeum specialty company WBte' 
seen. HaUen and Hart came Oct. 28, in " l^itejjin," and stayed 
three weeks. " The Tour ists in a PuHman iCa r appeared Nov. 
18, with Wm. ArMestaycr as Tom Slum, ancK Emily Soldcnc as 
Aunt Paraclia. Roland Reed returned Nov. 25 in "The Woman 
Hater," followed Dec. 2 by " A Hrass Monkey ." with Chas. H. 

rDrcw as Jonah. This was acted for five weeks* and was succeeded 
Jan. 6, 1890, by " A Tin Soldier ." The cast was: 



Rats 

Vilas Canby . . 
Brooklyn Bridge 
Col. 1. B. Boosey) 
Wright Handy { 
11 Comte Luna I 
Col. W. B. Fuller y 
Trip Walker ) 



. Louis Wesley 

Paul Uresser 

Robl. C. Vernon 

C. F. Lorraine 



W. H. Murphy 



Steele Coffin W. Jordan 

Rob Graves . . . - . F. F. Gosa 
Violet Hughes St. George Hussey 

Victoria Bridge Nellie Hawthorne 

Patsy .... Fanny BlotHlgood 
Carry Story . . . Lotta Holywood 
Mrs. Fulton Ferry ( , ^ u™i. 

Nora Marks \ ' Lea i*"'» 



" A Midnigh t Bell " returned Jan. 13, and stayed four weeks. 
\- " The City Directory " had its first New York production Feb. 
10^ and the cast was : 

John Smith, a detective Oiarlie Reed 

John Smith, a capitalist John W. N. Jennings 

John Smith, an athlete Alf. Hampton 

John Smith, a ballet master Ignacio Martinetti 

John Smith, an actor William Collier 

John Smith, a bunco steercr Wm. F- Mack 

John Smith, a me-sscnKcr boy J ostfjA Jackson 

John Smith, an elevator boy Josie Sadler 

Mrs. John Smith Helen Reimcr 

Mile. Nanon Marguerite Fish 

Laura Maude Wilson 

Oora Sadie Kirby 

Cora Ollic Archmerc 

Little Fawn Amelia Glover 

Rosa France replaced Marguerite Fish Feb. 24. On account of 
the illness of Sadie Kirby, Dora was played by Julia Glover, Feb. 



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25, A matin6e benefit was given Feb. 27, to Geo. S. Knight. 
Alice Harrison joined the company Feb. 14, to play Nanon, her 
original r61e, and Miss France took the part made vacant by the 
retirement of Miss Wilson, Feb. 13. " TheC ityJJirectory " ter- 
minated its season June 21, with its one hundred and fifty -sixth 
performance. 

A summer season opened July 28, with " The Canuck ." The 
cast was: Jcan-Baptiste Cadeaux, McKee Rankin; (Jyrus Stcb- 
bins, Charles Cowlcs ; Tom Stebbins, S. Miller Kent ; Jim 
Hogan, Wilton Lackaye; Zeb Hawley, Charles H. Clark; An- 
toinc Marentette, Clarence Arper ; Archange, Mabel Bert ; Hester 
Kecne, Alice Fischer; Tilly, Jennie Yeamans ; Martha Ann 
Stebbins, Mrs. Annie Yeamans; Fanny, I-orena Atwood. 

James A. Heme delivered a lecture to actors and their friends 
afternoon of Aug. 26. The subject was " Why Are So Many 
Actors Idle?" Alice Fischer withdrew from the cast of "The 
Canuck" Aug. 25, and Mattie Karle assumed her part. "'"' 

" M^_Aunt Bridget " came here Sept. 8, for a fortnight, fol- 
lowed Sepf 22 by the Howard Athenaeum specialty company. 
*' The City Directory " returned Oct. 6 and closed Nov. i. George ^ 
Thatcher's minstrels commenced Nov. 3, and stayed one week. 
" A Texas Steer" had its first New York production Nov. 10, and 
had this cast : 



ft!averick Brander 
Fairleigh Bright - 
Messrs. Yell,} . 
Bnigg. and > 
Blow ) 

Urassy Gall . . 
Colonel Pepper 



. . Tim Murphy 
. . W. S. Harkins 

Charles Stanley 
William CuUiogton 
. Raymond Kinalay 
. Newton Chisnell 

James F. Horan 



Christopher Columbiis . Will H. Hray 

Knot Initt Julian Mitchell 

Oihello Moore ■ ■ . Barry Maxwell 
Lieut. Greene . . James F. Horan 



Serge ant- at- Arms . . C L. Warren 
Inspector Slowboy . . John Deady 
Mrs. Brander .... Alice Walsh 
Mrs. Major Campbell 

Alice King Livingstone 
Anatole ..... Newton Chisnell 
Crab John Dcady 

I'l^} Olncy Griffin 

Dixie Stile Ceorgic Lake 

Bossy Flora Walsh 



It attracted excellent houses until Jan, 24. 1891. 

N. C. Goodwin appeared Jan. 26, in " The Nominee. " This was 
its first representation in New York by Mr. Goodwin, but, under 
the title of " 'Qie^Cap d idate , " it had been played here by Charles 
Wyndham and his company. It was adapted from the French by 
Leander Richardson, and the cast was: 

Mrs. Van Barclay, Margaret Fitzpatrick 
Rosa Van Barclay . , Grace Kimball 
Annie Harrington . Annie Sutherland 
Fete Stewart Allen 



jack Medford . 
Leopold Hunyon 
Colonel Murray 
Porter Vane . 
Mabel Medford 



Nat. C. Goodwin 

Paul Arthur 

. Lind&ay Hurst 

. J. H. Browne 

Mabel Amber 



This was preceded by "_Hic Viper on the Hearth ." The cast 
was: John Baxendalei Nat C. Goodwin; Johii Xydysird, Robert G. 



292 A HISTORY OF THE NEW YORK STAGE [1891 



Wilson; George Herioi, J. H. Browne; Ethel Lydyard, Grace 
Kimball ; Hcskitt Price, Mabel Amber. John H. Browne, in 
consequence of illness, was out of the cast Feb. 10, 11, 12. He 
reappeared evenings of Feb. 13 and 14. On Feb. 16 he resumed 
his original part for the rest of the engagement. Stuart Brodock 
played Porter Vane matinee Feb. 14, and I. in. Hurst acted George 
Heriot Feb. 10, 11, 12. Annie Sutherland played Mabel Medford 
and Heskitt Price matinee and evening F'eb. 7, also evenings of 
Feb. 9, 10, in consequence of the illness of Matcl Amber. Vesta 
Dore Hastings assumed the rSlcs previously played by Miss Suther- 
land Feb. 7, 9, 10. Lizzie Hudson Collier appeared matinee Feb. 
II. as Mabel Medford and Heskitt Price, and continued until 
March 30, when Mabel Amber returned to the cast. The fiftieth 
performance of " Thp^ N ominee " look place March 24. Mr. Good- 
win closed his engagement May 2. 

"Q' Dowd^s Neig hbors" was seen for the first time at a Broad- 
way^thWtre''May 4;~with Mark Murphy, Sam J. Ryan. Haitie 
Delaro-Harnes and others in the cast. Millie Price-Dow joined 
the company May 11, for one week. " Aunt B fidget' ^ Jja by " was 
produced May 18, for the first time in thiFcity, and cast tKus: 



Bridget McVeigh 
Owen McFee . . 
Shadow Pinchem 
Captain Asteroid 
Dudley Asteroid . 
Bruce Ashton 
Jonas Dobbins 
Henry JopHn . . 
Sola La Mont 



. Ceo. W. Monroe 

Ed. HcfEerman 

Thos. Ic Mack 

Frank W. Holland 

J. Aldrich Libbev 

\V. Andrew Mack 

. J. P. McSweeney 

. J. H. Cavanaugti 



Charlotte Burby | 



Dolly Frank Casey 

Davy Jones .... Roycc Alton 

Calls Tbenics Kate Davis 

Sophie Catherine Gerald 

Elolse Ada Dare 

Annette Sadie McDonald 

Kxctamation .... Leo Gordon 
Splinters .... Nellie Rosebud 



The season closed June 13. The house was reopened Aug. 3. 
with '.' A Hi gh Uglier." In the cast were Barney Fagan, Harry 
Maxwell, Harry \Vr^Kmmett, Leslie Kursman, James Russell, 
John Russell, Louise Sylvester, and others. Barney Fagan was 
out of the cast matinee and evening Aug. 8. Harry Emmett left 
the company Aug. 10, and Hilly Rice appeared, making his debut 
in white face, Jessie Villers was seen Aug. 10. Francis Leon 
joined Aug. 24. "Niobe " had its first New York presentation 
Aug. 31, when it had^thls cast: 



Peter Amos Dunn . - Wm. F. Owen Helen Griffin . 

Cornelius Griffin . . . Charles Coole Hattie Griffin . 

Phineas Innings Beatrice Stlox- 

Arthur Falkland Buchanan Marv • . • 

Jefferson Tompkins . . Revel Germain Madeline Mifton 

Parker GSilox . . W. T. Melville Nlobe . . . 

Caroline Dunn . . . Isabelle Coe 

Geo. R. Edeson succeeded Mr. Owen in the part of Peter SepL 
13. Beatrice Lieb returned to her old part in " Niobe " Oct. 30. 



Mra. E. A. Eberic 
. . Jessie Storey 
. Maud Edoft Hall 
. . Josie Stoffer 
Rulh Hamilton 
. . Carrie Turner 



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in consequence of the illness of Isabellc Coe, and continued until 
Nov. 9, when Miss Coe resumed. Carrie Turner retired from the 
cast Nov. 16, and Eleanor Carey was the Niobe. It was acted 
for the one hundred and third consecutive and last time Nov. 21. 
"The Hustler" was seen here Nov. 23, with this cast: 



Con McFaddcn 
Anheiu-Uusch 
Anna Danta . 
Cooler Smith . 
" Bud "... 
Faraway Jones 
Charles Tenner 



John Kernel! 

Barney Reynolds 

. . Gus Mills 

iohn S. Marr 
.ee Harrison 
Leonard Homers 
. . Milo Knlll 



Arthur Altow 
Lower Hasc 
Pussy Wines 
Susie Miller 
Chickey New 
Violet . . 
Daisy . . 



Harry Lcighton 

Mack M enter 

Mollie Thompson 

Zelma Rawlston 

. Hilda l^porie 
Rose Laporte 

. . Uelle Hartz 



" The New City Directo ry" was produced Dec. 7. J. C. Miron 
wasDOt in the cast' Jan. 77, 1892, and Julius Witmark acted his 
rftle, " Incog." was acted afternoon Feb. 22, for the first time in 
New York, and had this cast: 



iKate Ormitage .... Ellen Burg 
[Mrs. Minerva Winters Alice Shepherd 
rWoIty Somers .... Clara Lipman 
psabvlla Howard . . Nellie Huckley 
iGen. Kufus Stanhope, Harry Oavenjuirt 
Harry Winters . . Roocrt Edesoo 



Dick Winters . 
Ned Moreland 
Dr. Hartmann 
Matthew . . 
MOKS . . . 
Tom Stanhope 



Louis Mann 

. Earle Browne 

J. L. Otiomcycr 

Louis Mason 

Edgar .-Mien 

Charles Dickson 



The comedietta, " The Saltcellar ." was also acted. J. I^ Otto- 
meyer retired from the cast March 14, and Max Freeman appeared as 
Dr. Siegfried, and also was stage manager. Nellie McHenry came 
here March 21, in "J\ ^i^>^t ^f 1;^^ ^|rrtnt," with John Webster, 
Ben Lodge, J. H, Bradbury. W. H. Mack, John Gilroy, Roger 
Harding. H- B. Barnum, Genevieve Reynolds, Helen Harrington, 
Margaiet MacDonald, Alice May, Helen Byron, Henrietta Byron, 
and -Snowball in the cast. The little colored boy called "Snow- 
_^3U^'* who was seen in the second act was prevented from appear- 
ing after Maich 23, by the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty 
to Children. Fanny Rice came May 9, in " <^ Iftl'y ■Sw'yf'^'*, " for 
one week, followed, May 16, by " Spirts McAjj^i.ster," with Bobby 
Gaylor the star. 

The house was closed suddenly June 11, but was reopened for 
the season. Sept, 5, 1892, with Jennie Yeamans as the star, in 

12 p. M." The cast was: 



£ira Bancroft 
iCbarlie Column , 

Baron GoodbluS . 
tCount Indebt . . 
fSwilt . . . . 

Frances Dancroft 



. Daniel J. Hart 

Alf Hampton 

Ned .Muiirt>e 

W. S. K. Mack 

. Richard Hunt 

. - Adele Reno 



Jessie Bancroft . . , 
Edna V^andergonld . , 
Madeline Vandcrgould 



Belle La Verde 
Helen Murray 



Nurse to Baby Jack 
Jacqueline . . . . 



May Whittemore 
Niaric McGinty 
Jennie Yeamans 



294 A HISTORY OF THE NEW YORK STAGE C««BS 



Evans and Hocy appeared Sept. 19 in " A Ktrlor Match ." Mabel 
Clarke, dancer, joined this company Oct. /T John r. Sheridan 
was seen here Oct 13 in " Mrs^ O'Brie n" — its first performance 
in America, and his reappearance after an absence of several years 
in Australia and England. The cast was: 



Bridget O'Brien . . 
Dora Sparks . . 
Mrs Henry Sparks . 
Richard Sparks . . 
Denjamin Brewster . 
Charles Bleeter . . 



John F. Sheridan Fritz Julius Erricksoa 

Fannie Uddiard I Alfonso Napoleon . . Sam Marion 

Effic Cemion ' Nora Grace Wbitcfottl 

Will R. Bernard Rose Ida Orme 

George Sioclair ; Major Tiffen .... Alfred James 
. Pcrcyr O'Brien. Peter Dunn Ralph Post 



The entire company, with the exception of Mr. Sheridan, Effie 
Germon, Marion, and Post, were new to America- " Kun on the 
Bristol " was revived Nov. 14. Russell's comedians followed in 
"A^ociety Fad," Dec. 5, with this cast : 



Lord Francis Farandole, T)todc Power 
Job Matchbang . . . John Jennings 
Hamilton Jeffisrson . Julius Witmark 

Wigging Dan Daly 

11 ickorj Jackson . . Luke Schoolcraft 
Alec McDuffier . . William Cameron 
Dan Shadow J. C. Miron 



Sickcls Joseph Jackson 

Mrs. Maria Matchbang 

Margaret Fitzpatnck 

Margaret Nellie Parker 

V'esulia . . Lydia Ycamans- Titus 
LueUa Soowdon .... Kate Uart 
Bella Livingstone . Ethel Ormonde 



"^ Societ y F ad " was followed Feb 27, 1893, for two weeks, 
by ' LA^^ad^ Barga in." with this cast: Arthur JonCS, Jamcs T. 
Powers; Albert Jones, Peter F. Dailey; Worthington, Richard 
Carle; Rose, Rachel Booth; Mrs. Timothy Tracy, Louise Sylves- 
ter; Camilla Montague, Rosa Cook. 

' Ltfnss ; 
Steer, with Tim Murphy as Wrandcr and Mamie Uilroy as Kossy. 
This comedy continued until June 3, when the bouse was closed for 
the summer. The next season began Sept, 2 with *' Th^ Cjty 
Directory : " " The_GoIden Wedding _^' was produced Oct 2, with 
this cast: 



;and Hoss" came March 13, followed April 10 by " A Texas 
vilh Tim Murphy as Brandcr and Mamie Gilroy as Bossy. 



Penobscot Robert Evans 

Thomas TojMck .... Dan Dalv 
Philip Fairfield . . Walter Vanderiip 
TipiJCcanoe . . . Chas. A. Burke 

Janette Viola Forlcscue 

Robert Florence Dunbar 



Foxev Elsie Adair 

Charfotte .... Grace Vaughan 

Camclia Lizzie du Roy 

Josephine .... Evetin Hamilion 

Eugenia Liizie Sanger 

V^ictoria Marion Le Roy 



The Howard Athenaeum specialty company, with Lottie Collins 
Iks one of the features, came here Oct. 16, 1893, for two weeks. 
(leXflnuiiCt" was revived Oct. 30, with Robert Hilliard as Jack 
(edforJ. and Paul Arthur as Leopold. Marie Jansen appeared in 
1'_'gl'!lfln K0'^ at Sjy " on Nov. 6; Evans and Hoey returned Nov. 20, 
" A par|yr Matrh ! " Jennie Ycamans was seen Dec. iS. in 
ne," preceded by "Chums; " " A CouDtry Sport." with Peter F. 
iey as the star, came DecT 25 : 



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Harry Hardy . 
Connely . . 
Jabez Jorbin . 
Washington Strutl 
Andy . , 

A&a Clubbs 
Uen Tarline [ 
Pal C 

Arthur Subntfs 
Michael Cohen 



Peler F. Dailey 
John G. Sparks 
Frank R. Jackson 
. Richard Carle 
Lillie Allvnc 
. Ed. A. Bcgley 

jas. F. Callahan 

. Carl Richards 
- Robert Carter 



Watson . . . 
Maggie Mclnlire 
Gladys Connely 
Tilda Wclwortn 
Mrs. Thompson 
Mrs Sampson 
Mrs. Johnson . 
Olla Lone ■ . 
Carrie Weight 
Elizabeth Alwright 



. George S. Gates 
. . . Ada Lewis 
. . . Agnes Paul 
Georgie Lingard 
. . May Lcvigne 
. . Freda Uepew 
Kathleen G. Warren 
Florence Thornton 
Lydia Uarrell 
May Irwin 



Marie Jansen reappeared March 26, 1894. in " Delmonico's at 
Six ; " *' The Sleep-walker " was seen April 9, with this cast : 



Jack Pointer . . . Robert HilLiard 

Major Blister John Morris 

Frank Hereward . George VV. Leslie 
Mrs. Harkaway . . . Alaud Haslam 



Sophia Blanche Burton 

Gwendoline Blister . Josepha Crowell 

Sharp Jcnnette Farrell 

Rev. Hatley-Hylo . . . Paul Arthur 



tl Ulie," a farce cotnedy, was produced April 23, with this cast': 



Willie Charles Dickson 

Lemuel L. R. Stockwcll 

Nathaniel .... Thomas A. Wise 

Jason Pontifex . . Ed. J. Connelly 

William Selwyn . . John H. Bunny 



Mrs. Hignold ■ ■ 
Florence Bignold 
Ada Selwyn . . 
Sarah Tugstock . 
Emma Roseby 



Virginia Buchanan 
. Lillian Burkhart 
. . Grace Kilkins 
. Gertrude Whfttv 
. . Kate Oestcrle 



" Charley's Aunt/* May 7, for the first time in this city, cast 
thus: 



Andrew Fullalove 
Charles Fullalove 
Ilutwer Ilrady 
Prof. Tranz . . 
Peter Sledge . . 
Waters . . . . 



George Woodward 

Charles B. Welles 

Raymond Hitchcock 

Albert Bruninig 

. . E. J. Henley 

W. J. Wheeler 



Call Boy Thomas I nee 

Winifred Tiverton Rcttina Gerard 

Gtmie Fullalove . Beatrice Moreland 

Tilly du Val Cora Macy 

Jenny Alice Esden 



E. J. Henley died at Lake Placid, N. Y.. Oct. 16, 1898. 

In England this comedy was called "The Noble Art," and was 

first seen in America March 26, 1S94, in Chicago. "-Ihc-Skatin^ 

_Rink" was seen May 21. The house was closed June 9, anTlTie 

next sea.son began Aug. 25, with Fannie Rice in " Miss Innoc ence 

Abroad." which had this cast: 



Richard Bunbury 
Reginald Foster . 
Herl>crt Tamworth 
John Waring . . 
Augustas Craven 



Geo. R. Edeson 

Charles Coote 

Frank Jonca 

Melville Stewart 

Wm. Henderson 



Mrs, Col. St. Mirim Rose Beaudct 

Ada Carrie Birke 

Mrs. Craven . . . Emily Wakeman 
Molly Flower .... Fanny Kicc 



•iJ^mJJcUlc" by Henry Guy Cadetflfl. was seen Sept. 24, with 
Tim Murphy as the star. The cast was : 



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!££%. 



^Braoka 



^z£;& 



Wi 



LooiBeDRsz 



Halkn and Hvt came OcL S, in ** Lat^On ** fbr a fortnicfat ; 
Lew Dodcstader miiistTcIs were seeo Octnf Canary utd George 
Ledercr tbcn became lessees of thts boose, and it was closed the 
week of Oct. 391, aod was reopened Xov. 5, with Marie Jansen in 
* '^Hw Dynamite," wkicb had this cast : 



Dresd Dm • 
Ned Vance . 
E^CK Weber 

TuiB Movtos 



Fredencfc Bond 
. C. B. Wcfld 

WiIGaaNoRis 

. C3ia». Msaon 

SoUcae Po«dl 



Bamdn ... Ftad W. FeltfB 
Henrietta Cneer . . MmfUtnkk 

MancM Day Hope Ross 

Dnher Annie Sbindle 

Geor^n D17 .... Marie Janacn 



** The South Before The War " canie Nov. 19, for the 6r»t time in 
this city; Wro. V. Hoey followed Nov. 36, in ' VFUms. " with this 
cast: Coriolanus Flam. John C Rice; JoseplT van Kopf, Malt 
C. Woodward; Aunt Jane, Ullie AUiston; Eva, Jessie Mcnilcs; 
Marmaduke Flam, Wm. F. Hoey. 

j. Wesley Rosenquest withdrew from the management Dec. i, 
and Lederer and Canary took charge. Peter F. Dailey reappeared 
Dec. 24, in " A^CountrySport," foUowed Jan 14, 1895. by " A Run 
on the Bank ." by Cb ast E. BUney. which had this cast: " 



Percy Soakup - . . Happy Ward 
Baron Harold . . . Harry Vokes 
Bow l.«^ . . . Harrv Cl.iy Itlan«y 
General .N'ote Sbarer "fooy Williams 
Ready Money ... Sid de Gray 
Willie Cha« .... AUred Grant 



Coo Maa Clias. Jerome 

Barley Cora Joe Kasselt 

Lager Hops . . T. Wilnuot Eckert 
Nera Man ... Gilberti Lcarock 
Eitelle Shaver Marguerite Daly Vokcs 



The house was closed week of Jan. 21, except Jan. 25, when " The 

Twentieth CWury Girl" was seen for the first time. It was a 

,' iTlllHlMl Mhicay. text by ^dncy Roscnfcid, music by Ludwig Eng- 

' lander. The cast was; 



Michael McNamara 
Nick Weddle . . . 
ludaon Dinglewort . 
Paul Whifflctree . . 
Frof. von Bilderbogen 
Geoffrey .... 



John T. Kelly 

Sidney Drew 

Edwin Stevens 

Archie Crawford 

Al. H. Wilson 

William La vine 



Ginger Samoel Fisher 

Perqr Verance . . Helen Dauvray 

Grace Lillian Thurgaie 

Ethel Nina Farrington 

Mrs. Polls . - , Jennie Wcathersby 
Molly Minnie Landers 



Helen Dauvray withdrew from the cast Feb. 4, when Bettina 
Gerard appeared in her place. Sidney Drew closed Feb. 6. and 
Harry Kelly was seen as Nick Weddle. Catherine Linyard ap- 
|>eared Keb. itt, as Molly, and Minnie Landers retired. Camille 



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d'Arville began an engagement Feb. 25, in " Madeleine, or Th e 
Magic Kiss," by Sta nislaus Stange and Julian Edwards : 

Marv Douclcc . . Marie Dresstcr 

Margot Hilda Mollis 

Vivetlc Maud HoIIins 

Madeleine .... Camtlle d'Arville 



Baron dc Grimm . Aubrcv Boucicaull 
Dr. Gourtnet . Geo. C. Honifacc, Jr. 
Frederic . . . H. M. Ravenscroft 
Jules .... Henry A. Sunley 



Hilda HolHs appeared April 10, as Madeleine; Mae Drew acted 
Margoi ; Marie Dressier withdrew after malinee of April 27. Carrie 
Perkins was seen April 30 as Mary Doodle. Sadie Martinot came 
here May 13, in "The Passport," by B. C. Stephenson and William 
Yardley. It was founded on the novel of " My Official Wife." The 
cast was : 



Ferdinand Max Figman 



Christopher 
George Greenwood 
Aljijy Grey . . . 
Henry Harris . . 
Bob Coleman . . 



Sam Edwards 

Joseph F. Brien 

Harold Hart<«elt 

Oscar L. Figmaii 

Charles Thropp 



Pattison . . 

Mrs. Coleman . - 
Mildred Coleman 
V'iulet Tracy . . 
Marktiam . . 

Mrs. Darcy . . 



Erskin Lewis 
Mrs. Sol .Smith 
Goldie Edwards 
Ceorj^ie Whiles 
Cushman Tuttle 
Sadie Martinot 



The house closed abruptly on May 22 in consequence of the actors 
having "struck" for salary. On June 5 Mr. Rosenquest was dis- 
possessed, and H. H. Sire, the owner of the building, took possession. 
After being closed for several weeks, the theatre was reopened 
Sept. 16, under the management of Rudolph Aronson, with "The 
Widow Jo nes," by John Jj.JilcNalIy. The cast was : 



Billy Byke John C. Rice 

John Jacques Kruger 

Beatrice Byke .... May Irwin 
SeSor Romero Canovas 

Geo. W. Barnum 
Felicity Jones .... Ada Lewis 
Michael McCarthy Joseph M. Sparks 
Cassie Carter .... Sally Cohen 
Flossie Carter - . Kathleen'Warren 



Janet Johnson . . 
Daiscy Davis . 
Clifford Prout . . 
Marda Mendelsshon 



Grace Vaughan 
• Agnes Mlllon 
Richard J. Jones 



Marie Pose 
A J. Premium 
Mandy Noir 



Maud M. Chandler 

Mabel Power 

. . Kotand Carter 

Gertrude Man&lield 



' The Night Clerk " followed. Nov. 1 1 , cast thus : 



Owen Mnre 
Adelaide Starr 
Willie Wilt 
Barney Brogan 
Conn A. More 
LAtta More 
Hannah More 
Lizzie Lester . 
Dolly Dent 



?eter F. Dailey 

Jennie Ycamans 

Raymond Hitchcock 

John G. Sparks 

. Michael Sullivan 

. . Freda Depew 

. . Gertrude Fort 

. . Rita Emerson 

... Ida Rock 



Violet Ballou . . 
Kitty CItve - . 
William Lumber 
(justv Ladd . . 
Harciy Upp . . 
Sergeant Grabb . 
Jones . . . . 
Koundsmao Rush 



Nellie V. Parker 

. . Eva Hutler 

Hugh Mack 

Bertie Dyer 

Charles Sturgcss 

William KeoL'h 

. Peter Randall 

Lawrence Sheehan 



Minnie Palmer came Dec. 30, in "The School Girl,*' by George 
Manchester and Albert Maurice, seen for the first time in America. 
The cast was : 



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Prof. Gaiosbury . . . Wiltiara GUI | Mrs. Allisoa . . . Jextajr Dickervon 
Jack Gadsden . William £. WilsoD | Madge Gaiosburr . Fnaces Koucau 
Titnoth> O'FIaaagan Richard Gorman Bella Glad:u)en .... Maud Noel 
Policeman .... Emmet Devoy ; Susiuiah St- Anbyo Mioerva Adams 

This was Minnie Palmer's reappearance to America, and proving 
a failure the house was closed after Jan. 4, 1896, until Jan. 30, when 
" Gentleman Joe, The Hansom Cabby," words and lyrics by Basil 
Hood, music by Walter Slaughter, was acted. The cast was: 



Gentleman Joe 
Kalli Carr . . . 
PUkingTon Jones . 
Lord bonny brook 
William . . . 
Miis Lataj^e Potts 
Mrs. Ralli Carr . 



. James T. Poirers 

Louis de Lange 

Geo. K. Fortescae 

Da\-id Terrence 

Dorothy Usner 

. . . Flo Innin 

Grace Huntington 



Mabel Cavanaugfa . . . Ida Brooks 
Pilkingtoo Jooes - - . Grace Belasco 
Locy Pilkingxon Jones Fannie Briscoe 
Ada PtIkJDgion Jones . . Josie AUen 
Amy Pilkington Jones 

Mabel Montgomery 
Emma Clara Weiland 



" The Widow Jones" relumed Feb. 16, 

The house was closed May 16 and was reopened Aug. 31, with 
" ^Marty Malone ^" for the first time in New York. The cast was: 



Marty Malone 
Hippolite Ducrow 
Moses Gugcnheimer 
Heinrich Vanderdam 
iJemard Kelly . . 
Ca^. Ernest Duncan 
L^rd John Foawcxxl 



Edward Harrigan 

Dan Collyer 

. Harry Rogers 

Harry A. Fisher 

. Thomas Mack 

Maurice Drew 

. John Hollis 



Easter Monday Dave Braham, Jr. 

Sally Jordan ' . . Catherine Lewis 
Marie Pinto . . . Maggie Fielding 
Henrietta van Snyder . . Jane Burby 
PauHoe Jordan . . . Pauline Train 
Maudy Locus .... Gusste Hart 



There was a special matinee performance Ttiesday, Sept. i, when 
Louis de Lanee 's farcical comedy ** When the Cat's Away " was acted 
for the first time on any stage. The house was closed Sept. 26 and 
reopened Oct. 6. with H. A. du Souchet's farce " My Friend trom 
India," for the first time in this city. The cast was: 



Erastus Underholt 
Charles Underholt 
A. Keene Shaver 
Tom Valentine 
Rev. James Tweedle 
Jennings . . . . 



. . . Fred Bond 

Edward S. Abeles 

Walter E- Perkins 

Charles Arthur 

Joseph Adelman 

Frank G. Parry 



Bill Finnerty John Finn 

.Marion Hayste Marion Girou 

Mrs. beekman-Streete . Helen Reimcr 

Bernice Kenyon Bishop 

Gertrude .... Louise Galloway 
Tilly May Vokcs 



Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Bourchier followed, Nov. 30, in ** The Chili 
Widow," adapted by Messrs. Bourchier and Sntro from " M. le Direc- 
teur," by MM- Bisson and Carr6. The cast was : 



Sir Reginald Delamere 



Lcftlic Lavender . . 
Duckwonbe Crabbe 
Frederick Martiodale 



Arthur Bourchier 
Charles Troode 
. W. Blakclcy 
. W. G. ElHot 



Patrick O'Dwj-er Ernest Hendric 

Macphcrson . . - Mark Kinghornc 
Mrs. JcffrcjT* .... Helen Rouse 
Gladys ..... Violet Vanbrugh 
Honor Bliss . . Katharine Stewart 



On Dec. 7 " The Queen's Proctor." adapted by Herman Mcrivalc 
from the French o( " Oivor^ons," was played, with this cast: 



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Victor Crofton, Arthur Bourchier; The O'Paque, Henry Vibart; 
Csesar Borgia, W, G. Elliot; Hon. Miss Pilkington, Helen Rouse; 
Mrs. Maydew, Mabel Beardslcy ; Williams, Katharine Stewart ; 
Lady Crotton, Violet Vanbrugh. 

"Kilty Clive, Actress," by Frankfort Moore, was acted Dec 10- 
II, in addition to "The Queen's Proctor." with Irene Vanbrugh 
(Mrs. Bourchier) in the title part. The theatre was closed Dec. 14, 
1 5. but was reopened Dec. 16, with " JThe Gay Mr. Li ghtfoot." which 
had this cast : " " 



Mr. Lightfoot 
Mrs. Lightfoot 
Jerome . . . 
Mrs. Ueaumont 
Lieut. Parsley 



W. H. Thompson 
. . Agnc5 Stone 

Wright Huntington 
, . Mabel Ambtr 
. Frederic Conger 



Helen Bijou Fernandez 

O'RafFcrty R. D- Abbey 

Opie Agnes Flndlay 

Iletl Boy ... . Herhen Baldwin 
Jim Charles Dradshaw 



This farcical comedy had been seen at this house and called "^Vhen 
the Cat 's Away ." The theatre was closed Dec. 28, and reopened 
Dec. 29, with May Irwin in " Courted, into Court, " which had this 
cast: ^ 



Dottle Dimple .... May Irwin 
Worthinjrlon Beat, Jr. . John C. Rich 
Worthington liest Raymond Hiichcock 
Mrs. Worthington Best Clara Halmer 
Mile. Nocodi Ada Lewis 



Gen. Vladimir VladistofT 

Geo. W. Barnum 
Judge Jeremiah Geoghan 

Joseph M. Sparks 
Pop Dooley . . . Jacques Krugcr 
Sylvia Rosebud ■ . . Salty Cohen 



Miss Irwin continued until April 22, 1897, when she closed, and 
the theatre was dark until April 26. when Fanny Rice appeared in 
■' At a Ffgnrh ^^all " cast thus : Lawrence Patch. John S. Terry; 
Tommy Smart, Rcba Haight; Joe Lightfoot, Ralph Uicknell ; Hani- 
niermystern, Charles H. Drew: Geraldine, Kate Michclena; Dolly, 
Alice Gaillard ; Nancy, Fanny Rice. " Frminic " followed, May 24, 
and the house was closed June 5. The next season began Sept. 6^ 
with "The Wrypg ^'f'- Wjjghti" by Geo J. Br oadhurst, and the 



cast was: 

.Seymour Site-i . . 
WaylanrI Cllngntone, 
Frederick Bonds 

Captain Crosby . . 

Lord Brazenface . . 

David Clews . . . 



. Roland Reed 
Sheridan Tupper 
Charles S. Abl>e 
Holbrook Bliim 
. Charles Coote 
John H. Bunny 



Front Julian Reed 

Henrietta Oliver ■ - ■ Isadore Rush 

Julia Bunds .... Monte Donico 

Tillie Hird Alcthca Luce 

Arabella Mary Myers 



"What Happened to Jones" was transferred from the Manhattan 
Theatre to tnls house Oct. "4. The management promised "cold 
tea" souvenirs to the audience, which consisted of two small bottles 
of whiskey in a satin box. Excise Inspectors, however, stopped the 
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300 A HISTORY OF THE NEW YORK STAGE C»«9» 

this difficulty by giving their patrons checks for the " souvenirs," 
^hich were honored at the bar next door to the theatre. On Nov. 15 
May Irwin appeared in " The Swell Miss Fitzswell ," by H. A. 
du Souchct, and the cast was : 



Marquis de Cagiac 
Count de Cagiac . 
Countess . . . , 
O'Uonovnn Dugan 
Kudolphe Klelnagle 
Louise Laredo 
Julio Laredo . . 
Genevieve Othello 
]. Robinson Hutts 



Williaro Burreas 

Ignacio Marttnetti 

■ . May Irwin 

Joseph M. Sparks 

Charles Jackson 

. Alice Johnson 

. . Ed. Mack 

Marion Giroux 

. Ronald Carter 



Caroline Maguire . . . Jane Burby 

Sibyl Gussle Hart 

Marie Julia Baird 

Laura Duller . . Marcia TrcadwcU 
Nellie Morton . . . Harriet Bond 
Clara Thom[>son . . . Roland Davis 
Parker ...... Ned Wayhurn 

Janitor Geo^c Oedder 



* lWhat H appened to Jones" was revived Feb. 21, i8g8. This 

wag fnilnafpri hy " Ihff ^TarTJy Qn] ^Pvi rn " \farrh 21. On April 4, '^ 

for the first tinjc in New York, " The Old Coat ," by W. H . Alte r- ' 
drice, was seen and had this cast: *^ ' 



Lieut. Reginald Hartwell 

Frederick Bond 



Montpomery Wood 
Thadaeus Drown 
George Mcridctb 
Kempiilon . . . 
Michael Hoolihan 



John F. Ward 

Clayton White 

John B. Mahcr 

Joseph Adelman 

. . John Finn 



Mrs. Montgomery Wood 

Helen Reimer 
Nila Allen 
Clara Hathaway 



Ethel Wood . . . 
Gwendolen Wood 
Mrs Fitihugh . . 
Beatrice O'RafTcrty . 



Mcta Mayn:ird 
, . May Vokcs 



Jt was a failure, and " M y y^'r^end froqi Jn dia " was revived April 18, 
/followed May 9, for the first time in NevTVork, by " A Tarrytown 
I ^ido w," by -C. T. Da zey. The cast was: 



U 



Benj. Bascom 
Harry Sinclair 
Count Rainault 
Au;!;ustus Bascom 
O'Shaughncssy . 



W. J. Fei^son 
. S. Miler Kent 
Geo. W. Barnum 
Charles Lothian 
. Frank Russell 



Bob ... . 
Mrs. Raymond 
Maria Bascom 
Ann Morris 
Annie Morris . 



. . Cyril Young 
Madeleine Bouton 
Virginia Buchanan 
Jennie Wcathersby 
. Mabel Strickland 



The house was closed May 2t. 
with " ,Thc Marouis of Mic higan." 
W. Townsend. ibe cast^as : 



The next season began Sept. 21. 
by Glen McDono ugh and Edward 



Hermann Engel . . . Sam Bernard 
Bob Tyke .... Charles Jackson 
Leaky Loomis . . . Dan Collyer 



Helen Hasting;s 
Tony Tostevin 
Georgi.ina Dunn 
Etna Vesuvius 



Harriet Sterling 

. Maud White 

Grace Freeman 

Alice Atherton 



Oct 31 " Kate Kip, Buyer , 
I with this cast : 



by Glen McDonough, was produced. 



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Hon. Wilhelra Coogan Jo&eph Sparka 
Hon. Montezuma Gashwiler 

Stephen Maley 
Hon. Flashby Keene V. M. de Silke 
Gustave I'Alouvettc 

Ignado Mariinetti 

Kate Kip May Irwin 

Tom Kip Robert Lowe 

Mmc. Yomi Tano Marcia Treadwcll 



Mrs. Wilhelm Coogan Helen Bracket! 

Mrs. Montezuma Oashwiler 

Helena Lacy 
. . . Jane Burby 
. . Roland Carter 



Polly Parsons 
Willie Trailer . 
Gladys Drown 
Mias Breeze 

The Twins 



Vivian Blackburn 

Ailleen May 

( Beth Eriich I 

5 Bobbie Victw) 



"J]irnW"'li V^i T'^^B r" by Mar k E. Sw an, was seen here Feb. 20, 
1899. with this cast: Dick Prcslo^n, I^dward S. Abeles; Abel Pres- 
ton, James O. Barrows; Arthur Howard, John Lancaster; Worth 
Carcw, Edward Poland; Pollack, Andrew Lee; Suzanne Dacrc, 
Anna Belmont; Letty, Kathryn Ostermann ; Frede Von Hollen- 
beck, Josie Sadler ; Primrose, Belle Davis. It was a failure, and was 
followed, March 6, by "That Man/' The theatre was closed the 
weeks of March 20, 27, and was reopened April 3, with " The Purpl^ 
Lad y." adapted from the German by Sydney Rose nfeld, which had 
this cast : 



Walter Sevems - . W. F. Canficid 
Consunce .... Blanche Weaver 
Adelaide .... Bijou Fernandez 
Eric Rozers .... Sidney Booth 
ArchibaTd Gilworthy Etienne Cirardot 
Lucy Minnie Dupree 



Philip Duscnbury Chas. Plunkett 

Hetty Ruby Bridges 

Jack Severn* . . Henry Stockbriage 
Adrian Bagley . . William Bernard 
Clarissa Winkclwort Jennie Neville 
Peggy Proudioot . . Maude Harrison 



Mons. Pontbichot 
Raphael Delacroix 
Mons. Crresillon ■ 
Baron Hechard . 

Pico 

Qair Taupin . . 



Richard Golden 
Theo. Bftbcock 
Theo. Mamilton 
Harr)' St- Mnur 

Willi;)m Bonnclli 
Minnie Seligman 



Maude Harrison retired from the cast April 17, and Laura Burt 
took her place. Queenie Vassar appeared on the same date as 
Lucy. Henry E. Dixey came here May 9, and revived " Adoni s." 
It was a failure, and the house was closed May 20. " 

The next season began Sept. 4, with " Jn Paradi se." adapted from 
the French of Hennequin, Billhaud, and (Jarre, by Louis Harrison 
and B, B. Valentine. The cast was: ' 



Madame Pontbichot Hattie Rujtsell 

Madame Crcsillon Flora Fairchild 

Jeanne Pontbichot . . Belle Stokes 
Justine .... Margaret McUonakl 
Rosalie Beatrice Morgan 



The house was closed nights of Sept. 2$, 24, 25. and was reopened 
Sept. 27. with May Irwin in " Sister Mjir jr." by Glen McDonough. 
with this cast : Daisy Ko.se. Little Lawton ; Violet Buttercup, Marie 
Willward; Mignonette Marshmellow. Madeleine Anderton ; Mrs. 



by Matthew J. JJoyal, lyrics by Cla y M. Greene, music by A. B. 
Sloane. It had this cast : 



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Aant Haonah 
Jack Hamraersley 
Mike McCarty . 
Grimes .... 
Jtm Madden . . 



Ajpies Findlay 

Fr^eric H alien 

. Hobbv Gaylor 

Charles W. Butler 

. . Budd Ross 



Martha Bella Bucklin 

Polly Madden . . , MoUte Fuller 
Grosveoor Vfontmorend 

John H. Bunny 
Evelya ... Caro Gordon Leigh 



Tliis proved a failure. It was withdrawn after two weeks. A 
company of Japanese players, on their way to the Paris exhibition 
and tarrying awhile in this country, and who had appeared at the 
Berkeley Lyceum March i, came here March 12 in a Japanese ver- 
sion of " The Merchant of Venice." April 9 Tim Murphy was seen 
in "JThe Carpetba gger." with the same cast as at the Fourteenth 
St. Theatre. Du71rig;^urphy*3 engagement the Japanese company- 
appeared each afternoon of the week. On April 16 "Sapho" was 
acted by the Japanese players. The house was closet! April 28, and 
the next season began Sept. lo, with " Cupid Qutwit3, .Adam," a 
farcical comedy in three acts, by F rcdenck^^tSLflf rd.' The cast 



was: 



Columbus Sample Ceo. S. Probert 

Uarzilla Brackctt Charles H- Bradshaw 
Frank Farringtun 



Uunyaii Adam 
Cipher VVindu-st 
VVilkins Wrinkle 
Gulliver Chinn 
Jonas Rubber . 



Horace Lewis 

William Herbert 

Jacques Martin 

. James Manley 



Alderman Straight . . John E. Finn 
Lydia Letitla Fairbanks, Julia Hanchett 
Virginia Fairbanks . Stella Kenny 

Mrs- Cipher Windu5t Ida Darling 

Olivia Bland . . . Frances Arthur 
Horten.<ie .... Helene Cravco 



^_ The house was closed the week of Oct. 1, and night of Oct. 8. as 
Mhe play was a complete failure. " Mist ress Nell," by George C. 
Hazelton, Jr., was produced Oct. 9, and ha3nTiT7c5it : 

King Charles II. Aubrey Houcicault 

James, Uuke of York James A. Keene 

Duke of Buckingham Geoffrey Stein 

Earl ol Rochester Herman Hirschberg 

Jack Hallct Thompson 

I SuingB William Herbert 

J Dick Thco. Thompson 

I Swallow .... Edward F'owler 
\_^Ezard .... James F. Jennings 

/^A special performance was given the afternoon of 
/ " Madge Smith, A ttorney," by R^flisay Morris, when 
cast : 



Landlord . . . . T. J. McCarthy 

Officer Louis F. Minlz 

P.ige Clara Lima 

Lady Hamilton . . . Flora Morgan 
Louise, Duchess of Portsmouth 

Adelaide Fitz Allan 

Moll Nellie Hancock 

Nell Gwynne • * Henrietta Crosman 



Dec. 6, of 
it had this 



iohn Smith . . . George A. Beane 
ifadge Smith May Irwin 

Ajax O'Shaughnessey 

Joseph M. Sparks 
Count Cotton . .* Ignacio Martinetti 
Cunnington Swift . . Bert Thayer 
Wilson Jacques Kruger 

;r«SnTo&o««l Koiand carter 



Clerk of Police Court 
Detective . . J. S. 
Another Detective . 
Clarice Gay . . . 
Bijou Leech . . . 
Cissy Peachblow 
Flossy Greensleeves 
Kate M.ixwell . . 
Diana Ulush . . . 



Charles Church 

M, MacDonough 

Edward Uowcn 

Mabel Florrncc 

Sadie Peters 

Anne Woodward 

Grace Almy 

Alice Sands 

. Edythe Blair 



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" Belle of Bridgeport," was acted until Dec. 10, when "Madge 
^SnuLh " was presented and continued until Dec. 14, when MayTrwin 
terminated her engagennent. The house was closed Dec. 16, bat 
was reopened Dec. 17, with Amelia Bingham as manager. The* 
initial performance was ' LThp r ijmtw-g." by Clyde Fitch, for the first [ 
time on any stage, which had this ca^: 



KichanI Sterling . . Frank Worthing 
Edward Warden . . Robert Edeson 
Krederick Mason . . . John Flood 
Jolinny Trotter Ferdinand (jottschalk 
Dr. Steinart George C. Uoniface, Sea. 

Godcsby J. B. Sturgess 

Ryder Kinard 

Ser\'ant Hcnrv Warwick 

Jordan .... Edward Moreland 

Leonard Henry Stokes 

A Kooimaa . - Frederick Wallace 



Richard Sterling, Jr. 

Master Harry Wright 
Mrs. Hunter . . Madge Carr Cook 
Mrs. Sterling ■ . ■ Amelia iJingham 
Jessica Hunter . . Maud Monroe 
Clara Hunter . . . Minaie Duprec j 

Miss Hunter Annii- Irish 

MissGoflesby . . Clara Hloodgood 
Miss Sillerton . . Ysobel Haskins 

Thompson Lillie Eldridge 

Marie ..... Florence Lloyd 

On May 16, 1901, there was a matin6e performance for the bene- 
fit of the "XU tle Mother s," when **-Elorinda, or The Rose and The 
Pearl," libretto by KT'K. Phillips, music by Eduardo Marzo. was 
presented, with this cast: 



Fortuoia 
First Fairy 
Second Fairy 



Carrie Uatierle 

Mary Neubers 

Bella Meyer 



Vala . . . . 
First Witch . 
Second Witch 



Cily Reynolds 
Kittlc'Smith 
Julia Hofan 



"The ptmber s " ran until June i, when Miss Bingham's first 
season ended. 



ABERLES THEATRE 



UNTIL May, 1879, there stood on Eighth Street, between Broad- 
way and Fourth Avenue, St. Anne's Roman Catholic church, 
which in earlier years had been one of the roost popular places of 
worship in New York. Rut its congregation had seemingly drifted 
to other parts of the city about 1878, and the following year its doors 
were closed. In April, 1879, the property came into the hands of 
Jacob Aberle, who entirely remodelled the church and turned it into 
a variety theatre, which was opened Sept. 8. 1879. He commenced 
his second season on Aug. 16, 1880, with a minstrel company, which 
inchided Johnny Allen, Dave Reed, Bobby Newcomb, J. M. Norcross, 
Ben Gilfoil, Fayette Welch, Billy Bryant, and Archie Hughes. On 
Sept. 6 Marie Zoe, the " Cuban Sylph," was seen in " The French 
Spy:" Sept. 20. Qhai jes Foste r's drama. " _The Old Straw Man of^ 
Jfew York : " Sept. 27! William Riphtmire came to this house in 
3^oung Avenger, or ThrowiLUponJliie World." The attrac- 
tions that followed were: Oct. 4, Rose Goodall in "The Prairie 



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Fjower : " Oct. 11, John H. Ransone was seen in " Across the 
Atlantic; " Oct. 18, Geo. Thompson in 'LYacup." In addition to a 
drama an olio entertainment was given each evening. Lena Abcrle 
appeared Oct. 25, in " The Lilv of Poverty Fla t." Matinees were 
given Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday . iNov. i. " Lost in London " 
and " Black Eyed Susan." Annie and Andy Hughes appeared in 
the olio. Nov. 8. Lena Abcrle was the feature, in " Th^ New \oTk 
Firemen," with Kmma Bretto, Georgie I'arker, and Mr. Parker with 
his performing dogs in the olio; Nov. 15, Julian Kent in ' ^Wild 
^ill." Charles Diamond in the olio; Nov. 22, Harry Clifford acted m 
** Poryi p : " on Thanksgiving Day three performances were given. 
VV. H.Tiightmire was seen in *' "fhe fwo Wanderer s ; " Dec. 6, Marie 
Zoe came, in *' The French Spy; " Dec. 13, the Carrolls. Richard. 
Edwin. and Dick, in " The Italian Padron e: " Dec. 20. " Vr^n p 'An d. 
I ^rd. Yqur_^And." Rose Lisle the star, J. M. Johnson (of Johnson 
and Bruno). tTie three Carrolls, and Katsnoshine. in the olio. The 
pantomime of "The Four Lovers" was also given. On Dec. 27, a 
wrestling match, a drama and an olio. John McMahon and Wm. 
Kennedy, the wrestlers, appeared. On Jan. 3, 1881, Maud For- 
rester came, with " Mazeppa ; " Jan. 10. Geo. A. Bailey in " Ten 
Nights i n a Barroom ; " Jan. 17, W. J. Thompson and his dogs, in 
"-For aj^or The Orphans* Trust j " Jan. 24, Geo. A. Hill in " The 
g<^r penL' s .Sling, or Twixt AligcT and Devil ; " Jan. 31, W. H. RigKt- 
mire in " XbcBoss, or Living for Ven^eancej " Feb. 7, J. Winston 
Murray in " High, Low. Jack, and the Game;" Feb. 14. John T. 
Hinds, supported by Ivian Lawrence, in "Thi- Shanghj-gun : " 
Feb. 2lf Maud Forrester as Mazeppa; Feb. 28, "The Stafl of 
Diamonds " was produced ; March 7, W. J. Thompson and his dogs, 
in *' Viiioa^T Reath, or The Spldi?r*Ji Dogs ; " March 14 " Around 
tbje_W_qrld in Eighty Days"^' came, George Mctkiff as FoggTTXna 
Aberle as Princess Ouda ; March 21, the spectacle of " The Wood 
Demon;" March 28, W. J. Fleming in " The Thre e Q"^'"'^*™^" '• " 
Apr 
Jenr 
April 

April 25, the spectacle "The White C rook .*^epeate3 May 6,~7. *** 
addition to " The Lost Ship ; "" May g. *' TheWil d Flower of Mex ico " 
("Sea of Ice") was acte^, Lena Abcrle an^^. J. Fleming in the 
cast; May 16, " Life in New York " and " Box and Cox; " May 23, 
Maud Forrester in ^' Mazeppa',"' also a ballet under the direction of 
Sig. Novissimo. Jac Abcrle took a benefit May 25; Mr. and Mrs. 
Harry J. Seymour, May 30, in '* Quasimodo, or The Dancing Girl of 
Paris" (*' Esmeralda"); June 6, E. F. Goodrich came in " Grizzly 
Adams;" June 13, " Cartoucjie, or The Rubber j>t^aris," C. L. 
Farwcll in the cast; June 20, " ThelThil^f Steal er." Kate D. Pell in 
the cast and Frank Bush in the olio; July 1 1, Harry Le Clair 



;mon ; warcn 20, vv. j. riemmg m ' 1 ne 1 nre e lyuaraamen : 
Kil 4, Fanny Herring in " J^ittle Buckshot, or Brought to Light," 
nnie Engle in the olio; April ii,U. J. Fleming in "Cu sterr " 
jril 18, Maggie Weston in " IX-D., or Dorathc Defective; '* 



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and W. J. Russell, in " just in Tina e; " July 18-25, variety en- 
tertain men I. 

"' Michael^Strfigoff " was acted Sept. 5. Us first American pro- 
duction was at Booth's Theatre, this city, Aug. 31, 1881. J. H. 
Ryan appeared Sept. 12. in ••-Eii2,_A_True Irishman's Kricnd;" 
Sept. 19, "Oujda. or_A-^J»naa!5 Revenge." with Lena Aberle as 
the star. For two weeks, Oct. 3, " .Steps to Ruin " was presented, \ 
and it was said to have been written eVpFCssly for this house, and I | 
question if any other place of amusement would have wanted il. I 
Oct. !7, Maud Forrester in ** Mazeppa; " Oct. 24, T. J. Hinds and J 
Ivian Lawrence in " Rory O'More; " Oct. 31, Geo. W. Middleton in 
" A J'irate's Legacy ;' Nov. 14 "Quida" was repeated, when 
Nestor and Venoa, gymnasts, appeared ; Nov. 28, Rose Lisle and 
Valentine Love, in " The Stranglers of New York." with Ramier'a 
Spanish students in the olio ; Dec. 5, Maud Forrester in " Mazeppa; " 
Dec. 12, Forrester in " J'trates of the Savannah ; " Dec. 19, " Under 
the Lights of London ; " Dec. 26, Tony Dcnier's company in 
" Hu mpty Dumpty ; " Jan. 2, 1882, the spectacle "The While Crook" 
came for two weeks; Jan. 23, "Avenged," by the Lorenzo Bros., 
with their dogs ; Jan. 30 H.J. and Carrie Seymour came, in " Esmer- 
alda;" Feb. 6, "The Flying Dutchman;" Feb. 13 Charles Frew 
and Gus Reynolds acted in "EyictJoa " for two weeks; Feb. 27, 
** Michael- Sirpgoff." E. D. Davies, ventriloquist, in the olio ; March 6, 
Lorenzo Bros, and dogs in " Dog Spies," also "Michael Strogoff; " 
March 20, N. D. Roberts, with his pantomime company, in " Humpty 
Dumpty;" March 27 "Bachelors' Frolics" was given for the 
matinees. 

On May 8, Jessie Garratt's British blondes, announced as their 
first appearance in America, were seen in " The Sunflower and the 
Wasp." Blandowski had a ballet, in which Arnold Kiralfy, Mile. 
Posta, and others danced. July 10 Bobby Newcomb, the Worrell 
Sisters, Mrs. St. George Hussey, and many others gave variety per- 
formances; Aug, 7 "Pinafore" was sung; Sept. 25 "The Great 
Divorce Case " had its first production, with Lena Aberle in the 
leading part ; Oct. 9, the burle sque " Merry War ; " Oct. 30, the 
extravaganza "Aladdin;" Nov. 7-14, tHe Hibernian minstrels; 
Nov. 2t, the burjesque "PimahouLa^; " Dec. 25, Tony Denier's 
" Humpty Dumpty. After having been closed for several months 
the house was reopened Nov. 5, 1883, as "The Grand Cen- 
tral," with a variety and specialty company which included 
Kelly and O'Brien, Mrs. St. George Hussey, St. Felix Sisters, 
Hatlen and Hart. Fred Roberts, Ashley and Hess. Andy Collom, 
John A. Toole, and Prof. A. E. Voss, musical director. After being 
open a few weeks the house was closed, to reopen on March 26, 
1884. with a dramatic company in " l>£.Xprsican Brothers " and 

VOL. IlL— ao 



306 A HISTORY OF THE NEW YORK STAGE C»m» 



" Black Eyed Susan. " April 28 Col. T. E. Snelbaker's combiaation 
appeared. 

The next manager of the place was John Thompson, who re- 
opened it on June 2. 1884, as "John Thompson's Eighth Street 
Theatre;" "Ingomar" was presented, with Bertha Dumont as 
Farthenia. She was advertised as a French artist, and this her first 
appearance in America. " Around the World " came June 16, with 
John Thompson in nine characters ; June 30 a company of colored 
actors, called the Astor Place combination, appeared in " Othello; " 
July 7 " Around the World " was repeated ; July 28 Charles Thorn- 
ton s combination were seen in " Th* H*ft'^'fifi? HPrSf'"''" I " ^^S- 
1 1 Mile. Estelle's Silk Stocking Screnaders appeared. 

After remaining: closed for two years John F. Poole leased the 
house from the Stewart heirs, and opened it as a popular price 
combination house Sept. 6, 1886. On Oct. 4, 1886, William J. 
Scanlan appeared in " Shane-na-Law n." 

Lotta came Oct. 1 1, in "Xlie-Liitlc Detective; " Fred Brylon was 
seen Oct. 18, for two weeks, in "Forgiven;" W. T. Bryant and 
Lizzie Richmond came Nov. 1, in " Keep it Dark; " Roland Reed 
Nov. 15 in^yumbuj;;" " ^3^alL-Siteer^?Tl4't." Nov. 22; Louis 
Aldrich, Nov. 29, in " My Partn er ;" Dec. 6, Monroe and Rice in 
">Iy Aunt Bridget ;" Dec. 13. "The Silver King," with Carl 
Haswm and t^iesnor Morretti in the leading parts; Dec. 20, Pat 
Rooney, in " Pat's Wq rd robe ; " Dec. 27, James M. Ward in " The jed 
Fox." After being closedTor eight months the house was reopened 
Xugust 22, 1887, with " Monte Cristo." The prices of admission 
were 10, 20, and 30 cts. On August 29 " The Exile's Daughter " 
was seen; Sept. 5, " ThcGalley^Siaxf/' with Adelaide Thornton as 
the star; Sept. 12, The Pauline Harvey Opera Company, in " The 
Mascot;" Sept. 19, "The Sea of Ice; " Sept. 26, David Murray. 
Joseph Brennan, and others, in " Ly^ yood." On Jan. 10, 1888, A. 
H. Woodhull apiwrared in " Eli WhcatfieTd; " Jan. 17 "The Kinder- 
garten " came for three weeks, wTlF^Fanley Macy and Laura Dins- 
more as the stars. On Feb. 7, " The Banker's Daughte r:" Frankie 
Kerable, Feb. 14, in " Sibyl." Vaudeville was done week of Feb. 
21, and the prices were 25. 50, and 75 cts. Ada Gray was seen 
March 21 for two weeks, in " East Lynne ." and the cheap prices 
were resumed. " Camille," by Ada Gray, week of Aprils. This 
theatre was open the memorable blizzard night, March 12, 1888. 
J. B. Studley acted "Nick of the Woods" the week of Aug. 13. 
" The Sea of Ice " was playccTTKe wcekUTAug. 20, followed Aug. 27 
by " Jhp Coll?'*" ipawn " Mr. Poole closed the house Sept. i. Re- 
opened as a Hebrew theatre Sept. 21, with "King Solomon." It 
was oi>ened as a German theatre Feb. 18, 1889, with " Der Pfarrer 
Roechin." It failed to attract and was closed the following week. 
It was shortly afterwards reopened as a German theatre, but did not 



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continue so long. It wis reopened July i, under the management 
of L. Hangen, with Stanley Macy and his company in 'l.Q /0. V). " 
After having been closed for some time it was reopened Nov! iG by 
John Wild and Dan CoUyer as " The Comedy Theatre," when 
M-RiumiaS-Wild^" was produced ; " A Tgg ^l HnliHay " was acted 
Dec. 30.^The season closed Jan. ii, tSgo Dan CoUyer, through 
illness, was out of the cast for one week, and his part was played by 
Eddie Collier. The Arizona Joe company played " Rlarl^ Hpwks " 
Jan. 27. On Jan. 28, as the result of a dispute over the contract 
between Joseph Bruce (Arizona Joe) and Leonard Hangen, man- 
ager of the theatre, the gas was shut off at 7.30 o'clock at night, and 
the company were virtually locked out. This house was reopened 
April 21 as *' Harry Kennedy's Theatre." Jennie Yeamans, 
Maggie Cline, the Acme Four, Two American Macs, the Tissots, 
Marco and Reto, the Mackleys. Fred and Jennie, Fred Roberts, 
the Garnetlas, and Harry Kennedy (ventriloquist) were in the com- 
pany. Leonard Hangen, Sept. i, 1890, reopened the house with a 
burlesque called " \ Qu^er Family ," with Gus Bruno in the leading 
part. 

The next managers of this theatre were Borro & Co., Fred J. 
Mackley acting manager. It was reopened Dec. 29, 1890, with a 
vaudeville entertainment at popular prices. The house was abruptly 
closed Jan. 12, i8yi. The house was again opened Jan. 19, with 
Webb & Smith's company in " A Wa nderjn g^ Millionaire ." There 
was also an olio performance. Borro 8c Co. 's lease expired Jan. 24. 
The house, after a few performances, closed until April 27, when it 
reopened with the Muldoon-Kilrain athletic and specialty company. 
On receiving information that the house was still open in June with- 
out a license, the Mayor ordered it closed on Saturday evening, 
June 15. Hebrew performances were again presented in Septem- 
ber, 1891. 

After having been closed for some time, the house was reopened 
Sept. 14, 1894, newly painted and decorated, and called "The 
Gf.rmania Theatre," with Adolf Phillip manager. The initial 
programme was"Armc Maedchon" translated from the French. 
It was preceded by " Im Neuen Hausc" (" In the New House"). 
The cast of the 6rst named play was: 




Bomemann . Kerr Aue;astus W.ilter 
Eduard Borocmann . Hcrr Cart Sick 
Frceac . . . Heir Arthur Eggeling 
Hcdwig . . Frautein Marie Maynau 
Hetene .... Frauleia Elsa Leon 
Carl Herr Carl Grubc 



Marie 

Schrocdcr 
Wilhclm 
Klappe . 
Brandt . 
P roller . 



Frl. Eueente Schmttz 

Herr Kud. Sinnhold 

. Herr Otto Meyer 

Herr Bernh. Rank 

Herr .Max Lube 

Herr Herm. Ceroid 



This same play was acted at the American Theatre the weeks of 
Jan. 23 and 29 as "Our Girls : " " Kxriu^Pyriiz" was produced 
Sept. 28» with this cast: 



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Peter Heir Walter Ebert Herr Sick 

Piepenberg .... Herr Meyer Frau Soltmann . ■ . Frl. Werner 

Kux Herr Rank Su.ianna . . , . Frl Reiohold 

Eulalia Frl. Rossi Klobiic Herr Lube 

Theudelindc Frl. Herbsi SchwefelmanD . . . Herr Ceroid 

Ulrike Frl. Schmitz Naucke Herr Sinnhold 

Emil Frl. Bonne 

"-The Corner Grocer of Avenue,^ ' was first acted here Oct. 19, 
and continued until March i, iSgsTwheD " -Thp Pawnbrokero f ihe 
l^ast Side " by Adolf Phillip had its initial perforniance, wilfi~TTTis 
cast: 



TheobaM Engelbrecht 

Arthur Eggelirg 

KathI Marie Maynau 

Anna Maria Soplie Kaiharina 

braunftchweigcr . . Bernhard Rank 
Annie Hulda Knallcrtxibm 

Eugenie Schmilz 
Isaac Rosenstein . . . Max Lube 
Gottlieb Furcblennicht . Otto Meyer 



Wilbelm . , , . 
Meyerstein . . 
Frau Melleberger 
Frau BruUer . . . 
Mr. McCaithy . . 
Mrs. McCarthy . . 
Baron von Schnorrer 

Maggie 

Geoi^ 



. . Carl Grube 
- Herm. Ceroid 
Fian7.iska Rossi 
Auifuste Frankel 
Rudolf Sinnhold 
. Frieda Herbst 
. . Carl Sick 
Kathe Keinhold 
. Adolf Phillip 



This play continued until April 27 when "The Corner Grocer" 
was revived; also the second act of "The Pawnbroker" for the 
manager's benefit. ' Vpr. J Q arkhors t " was first acted here May i, 
with this cast: FerdmanSTCarPGrube ; Louise, Lucier Werner; 
Auguste, Anna Franosch ; Dr. Rcinold. Carl Sick ; Mehlwurm, 
August Walter; Haitie, Kathe Reinhold; Georgi, Rudolph Sinn- 
hold ; Kitty, Minnie Renwood; Darkhorst. Max Figman. 

The house was reopened Sept. 1 5 with a revival of "_Thf C"*"- 
ner Grocer;" also " A_New York Brewer and _tiis Family," by 
Adolf I'hillip. The play was withdrawn April 15, 1896, the two 
hundredth perforniance having taken place April 13, and was fol- 
lowed April 17 by " Der 13utcher aus dcr Erste Avenue ("The 
Butcher of First Avenue"), by Adolf Phillip. It had this cast: 



Charlie Max Lube 

Minnie Eugenie Schmitz 

Marie ..... Marie Reichirdt 
Daldrian .... August Walter 

A^ailic llcrnh. Rank 

Carsar Clara Bonne 



Kittie Rud. Sinnhold 

Dehnicke ..... Herm, Gotz 

Kalinke Paul Weigel 

Stolz Eduard Kenard 

Feodor Eniil Berla 

Crischan Adolf Philipp 



Having been closed all summer the theatre was reopened Sept. 28 
with a revival of "The Corner Grocer." "Little Germany" was 
produced Feb. 9, 1897. It contained dovetailed parts of "My 
Leopold," a play in an English version of which John T. Raymond 
tried to escape from low comedy, with bits of '* Eris der Baron," a 
Berlin play of some years ago. 

F'rau Geistinger reappeared in America April 15, 1897, after an 
absence of a dozen years. She acted Therese Kroncs in " Three 




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F 



Pairs of Shoes," " The Seamstress," and " The Bat " the week of 
April 2fi; "Three Pairs of Shoes" was played by Frau Geistinger 
the night of May 11, instead of "The Bat" as announced, in con- 
sequence of an injunction having been obtained by Conried restrain- 
ing her from acting in that play. "Die Fledermans." or in "The 
Seamstress." Geistinger closed her engagement May 15. 

The house was reopened Sept. 29, t897. with Adolf Phillip in 
" innllarfi ^nt] Ct^n t% " Emil Richards made his American d^but 
March 27, 1898. in " BJQ ped W ives." He appeared March 28 as 
Inspector Braesig in the comedy of that name. The next season 
began Sept. 15, 1898, with a revival of "The Corner Grocer." 

On Oct. 6. "4-PJ-y in.^anila," by Adolf Phillip and Wegern, 
was produced, with this cast: 



Haberfield . . . 
Mary } 

Freddy f " ' ' 
Amalia Mchlthau 
AugiLst Wichtig . 
Charley Feldstein 
Turcos . . . . 



. Ouo Meyer 

Leooa Bergere 

Eug. Schmiu 
Fred. Urban 
Adolf Phillip 
Aug. Walter 



Wilhelm Presskopf 
Alex. Grossmith 
Julsalkina . . . 
Yetta .... 
Aruinaldo . . . 
Admiral Dewey . 



Max Lube 

Haul VVeigel 

Marie Wcgern 

Flilda Norden 

Rud. Horsky 

Aug. Walter 



On Jan. 16, 1899, the Tegernseer German peasant actors, lately 
at the Irving Place Theatre, appeared here in some of their local 
plays. The next season began Sept. 28, 1899, with Leon Rose- 
mann and his company from Germany in " Koenig Hetnrich," for 
the first time in America. " Der Wilde Reutlingen," by G. van 
Moser and Thilo von Trotha, was produced on Oct. 19. "The 
Scapegoat " was seen on Nov. i. This play was done at the Irving 
Place Theatre the same night and previously was acted at the Bijou 
Theatre as " The Purple LaJv^ " Anna Fuchring made her Ameri- 
can debut ^ov. a as Marie Stuart. A burlesque called *' 1900," 
by Gustav Amberg, was seen here Dec. 25. "II Trovatore" was 
sung in German, Jan. 15, [900. Herr Julius Perotti was the 
Manrico and Frau Moran-Olden, Azucena. 

The theatre was reopened Sept. 15, 1900. with "Secrets of New 
York," by Adolf Phillip, the author playing the part of Jochen 
Kluckhuhn. 

On Nov. 10 " The Legacy " was seen for the first time in 
America. Also "The Gold Mine," by Carl Lauf and Wilhelm 
Jacoby, which had this cast: 




Eduard Timmeodorf 

Gustav von SeyflFcrtitz 

Mina Meta Hunger 

Belly Marie Reichardl 

PauU Marie Eisenhut 

Robert Kc^sler . . . Otto Otibert 
Vice Consul Hellwig, Franz Kierschner 
Krniit .... Adolf J^iromermann 



Theo. Bennecke . . . Max Hansler 
Thcresc . . Johanna Clausen Koch 
Franz Hrommcl ■ ■ . Georg Haselt 
Pepi Gschwandner . Frida Ilrandt 

Krug Adolf Teleky 

PfannenmuHer . . . Julius Aschcr 
Lotte Gus&Je Frankel 



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"Rose Monday," a play in five acts by Otto Erich Hartelben, 
was produced Dec. 6, with Adolf Zimmermann as Hans Rudorff. 
and Fraulein Hedwig Lange as Gertrud. "A Coarse Shirt," by 
C. Karlweiss, translated from "A Rich Man's Son" produced at 
VVallack's Theatre, by W. H. Crane, was presented here Dec. 12. 
"The Wholesale Merchant," by Oscar VValther and Leo Stein, 
was given with this cast; Schwandorf, Franz Kierschncr; Franze, 
Marie Eisenhui ; Thercse, Meta Bunger; Erwin v. Procklewitz, 
Adolf Zimmermann; Lucie Ada Merito ; Schneppke, Max Han- 
sler ; Karoline, Johanna Clausen Koch ; Anna, Frida Brandt ; 
Balthasar, Gustav v. Scyffertitz; Fritz, Carl Frischer; Minna, 
Anna Sander; Frau Schulze, Lina Hanseler. "The Moralists." 
by Blumenthal and Kadelburg, was played Dec 3i» and "Uiiel 
Acosta," Jan. 14,1901, with Carl Emmerich as the hero. "A Car- 
nival Jest," by Gustav von Seyffertitz, was produced Jan. 22. "Be- 
hind Papa's Back," by Richard Kessler and Arthur Lipschiltz, 
was seen, for the first time in America, Jan. 31 : Papa, Hcrr Ott- 
bert; Johanna Hansler, Papa's Daughter, Frl. Eisenhut. "The 
Millionaire Swabian " began its fourth month on March 9. Its one 
hundredth performance took place March 23, when a festival play 
by Adolf Phillip, called "New York Spell-binders," was also 
acted. April 15 "The Potato King," by Adolf Phillip, was pro- 
duced, and the season closed in May. This house terminated its 
theatrical history, April 12, 1902, with " Arme Macdchen," and was 
torn down for business purposes, January, 1903. 



WALLACK'S THEATRE 

WHEN Lester Wallack resolved to retire from his old theatre 
at Broadway and Thirteenth Street, he determined to fol- 
low the " up-town " movement, and in February, 1881. he Itrased four 
lots of land on and adjoining the northeast corner of Broadway and 
Thirtieth Street, under a lease made by Susan White, dated Feb. 
13, 188], and owner in fee of two lots of land adjoining, with tbe 
houses thereon, known as Nos. 31 and 33 West Thirtieth Street. 
The leases were for twenty-one years, with privileges of two re- 
newals of twenty-one years each. Mr. Wallack subleased the lot 
on the northeast corner of Broadway and Thirtieth Street to 
Oliver Livingstone Jones, who took the corner of Broadway and 
a part of the front, and a depth of one hundred and twenty-two feet 
in Thirtieth Street. It stands one hundred and five feet on Broad- 
way and one hundred and twenty-two feet on Thirtieth Street. 
Ground was broken May i, 1881. On this site he built the 
present handsome playhouse at a cost of $247,782.47. The dedi- 
cation of Wallack's Theatre took place Jan. 4, 1882, and very ap- 
propriately, too, with a magnificent revival of "The School for 




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Scandal," which had an exceptionally fine cast, as the programme 
shows : 



Sir Peter Teaxlc 
Lady Teazle - 
Charles Surface 
Lady Sneerwell 
Joseph's Servant 
Lady Sneerwell's 
Sir Oliver . . 
Sir Uenjamin . 
Kowley . . . 
Harry Bumper 



T 



John Gilbert 
Rose CoKhlan 
Osmond Tearle 
es Elliott 
Holliday 
Servant. H. Pearson 
Harry Edwards 
E. V. Sinclair 
H. Gwynette 
J. C. Taylor 



Snake W. H. Pope 

Sir Toby F, G. Kerr 

Joseph Gerald Eyre 

Crabtree Dan Leeson 

Moses W. Elton 

Careless Wilmot Eyre 

Trip C. E. Edwin 

Mrs. Candour . . . Mme. Ponisi 
Maria StcUa Boniface 



Between the third and fourth acts Lester Wallack addressed the 
audience, and was followed by John Gilbert with a few remarks. 
Those of the company who did not appear on the opening night 
were EflTie Germon, Fanny Addison (Mrs. H. M. Pitt), Kate 
Bartlett, Emma Lorainc, E. Blaisdcll, and Minnie Vining. John 
Gilbert was acting manager; Arthur Wallack, stage manager; J. 
S. Wright, prompter; Theo. Moss, treasurer. Lawrence Bardon, 
who took tickets in "House No. One" (Broadway and Broome) 
thirty years before, and never missed a night in "House No. 
Two" (Broadway and Thirteenth Street), and who was on duty 
in "House No. Three," died in this city May 26, 1887, aged 
seventy years. 

"The Money Spinner," by A. W. Pinero, was played for the 
first time in America Jan. 21, when the cast was: 



Lord Kengussie . 
Baron Croodle . 
Harold Boycott . 
Mme. Monilosus 
Jules Faubert . . 
Miliicent . . . 



Osmond Tcarle 
. . Wm. Elton 
. . Gerald Eyre 
Hatiie Elliott 

Harry Edwards 
. Roae Coghlan 



"Youth," an English spectacular melodrama, was first acted in 
America Feb. 20, i882» and had this cast: 



Darlington . . . 
Frank Darlington 
Col. Ualton . . 
Major Kecldey . 
Arthur Lavender 
Capt Ijjverton 
Willie Spratley . 
Larry O'Phesey . 
Tom Gardham 
Detective . . . 



. . John Gilbert 

Osmond Tearle 

Harry Edwards 

. . Gerald Eyre 

. . Wilroot Eyre 

. . C. E. Edwin 

Alma Stuart Stanley 

. . William Elton 

. . £. V. Sinclair 

. . . F. G. Kerr 




Dooitla Stella Boniface 

Mockett E. V. Sinclair 

Sobofskee W. H. Pope 

Porter S. Dubois 

Margot £. Btaisdell 



Fowler . . . 
Waiter . . . 
Eve Malvoisie 
Mrs. Darlington 
Mrs. Watsingham 
Alice Wenlock 
Kitty Athol . 
Amy Athol 
Bessie 
Mrs. Grummage 



H. Holliday 

. . H. Pearson 

. Rose Coghlaa 

Mme. Ponisi 

Fanny Addison 

Stella Boniface 

. Minnie Viniag 

Cecilia Edgerton 

Emma Loraine 

. . E.BIaisdell 



It was produced under the direction of Charles Harris. A 
matintie performance of "Youth," April 3, was for the benefit 
of the Actors' Fund. The season closed June 28, with 
Belle Russe." produced May 8: 



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Dudley Brand . . Osmond Tearle Roberts C £■ Edwin 

Sir Philip Calthorpe . Gerald Eyre Burton H. Holliday 

Monroe Quilton . . . John Gilbert Gcraldine Rose Coghtaa 

Lady Calthorpe . . . Mmc. Fonisi Litlle Beatrice Mabel Stephenson 
i^ioea ...... Celia Edgerton 

The next season began Sept. g, 1882, with " Taken From Life," 
the cast of which was : 



Walter Lee 
John Uenby 
Joe Gallon . 
M ichael 
Richant 
Bella . . 
Alice . . 
Philip . . 



. Wm. Herbert 

. Arthur Forrest 

Clias. £. Kdwin 

Harry Holliday 

Harrv Gwyncttc 

■ Adela Measor 

Celia Edgerton 

Herbert Kelcey 



William C P. Flockton 

Titus Knott Wm. Elton 

Jack Mabel Stephenson 

Sargeant H. Pearson 

Kate Rose Coghlan 

Mary Effie Gcrmon 

Robert Channell . John C. Backstone 



This was Herbert Kelcey s American debut. Sept. 30 "JThe 
Parvenu " was seen for the first time in America, and had this 
cSsTr Claude Glynnc, Wm. Herbert; Joseph Ledger, Wra. Klton; 
Sir Fulke, Harry Edwards; Lady Pcttigrew, Effie Gcrmon; Charles 
Tracy, H. Kelcey; Thompson, H. Pearson; Walker, S. Dubois; 
Gwendoler, Ellie Wilton; Mary Ledger, Adela Measor. This 
was Ellie Wilton's first appearance at this theatre. Emily Char- 
lotte Langtry made her American debut Nov. 6 in "An Unequal 
Match" at this house, and had an English company, the burning 
down of the Park Theatre necessitating her coming to this house. 
The cast was: 



Harry .Amcliffe . . . 
Sowerby Honeywood, J. 
Mrs Montressor . . 
Lady Honeywood, Miss 
Hester Grazcbrook . . 
Herr DunamkefE . . . 
Botchcrby 



Frank Cooper 
T. Macdonald 
Kate Pattison 
N. Wolverson 
Mrs. Langtry 
. R. Ueering 
E. Shepherd 



Grazebrook .... J. L. Carhart 

Blenkinsop J.G.Taylor 

Loftus Morton R. Selten 

Ober W. Carpenter 

.Miss Leech .... Eliza Young 
Bessie Kate Hodson 



Nov. 13 Mrs. Langtry acted Rosalind in "As You Like It," 
and J. G. Graham made his first appearance in America as Jaques. 
Mrs. Langtry acted Juliana in "The Honeymoon" Nov. 2J (for 
the first time), with Frank Cooper as Duke Aranza. 

The regular company returned to this theatre Dec. 4 in "The 
Queen's ShiUing," which had this cast: 



Frank Rsmonde . 
Sam Pitcher . . 
Col. Daunt . . 
Sergt. Sabretache 
Jack Gambler 
Mack Sweeney . 
Mickey O'Bride - 



. . Wm. Herbert 
. . William Elton 
. . C. P. Flockton 
Herbert Kelcey 
John C. Buckstonc 
. Charles E. Edwin 
Harry Gwynette 



Sam Flaughler 
Tom Forsyth . 
Frederick . - 
Kate (Jreville . 
Mrs. Ironsides 
Jennie Doe 



S. Dubois 

Paul Vernon 

. H. Pearson 

Rose Coghlan 

Mme. PonisI 

Effie Germon 



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"0'^ H'*^^*' and Young Hearts" was produced for the reappear- 
ance of John Gilbert In-c. 20, and had this cast: 



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Jesse Rural .... John Gilbert 

Bob Wm. Elton 

Tom Coke C. I'. Klocklon 

Karl of Pompion . . . H. Gwynette 
Alice Hawthorne . . Rose Coghlan 
CouDless Mme. PoDisi 



Littleton Coke . . . Wm. Herbert 
Col. Rocket . . . Harry Edwards 
Charles Roebuck . . J. C. Ruckstone 

Stripe C. E. Edwin 

Rusaell H. Pearson 

Kate Adela Measor 



" Old Heads and Y oun g Hea rts " had its first performance 
March 4, I84f, at LonH'oh, ling. In 1844, Mme. Vestris acted 
Lady Alice; Charles Mathews, Littleton Coke; Renj. Webster, 
Tom Coke; William Farrcn, Jesse Rural; J. B. Buckstone, Bob; 
Julia Bennett Barrow, Kate Rocket Its first production in 
America was Jan. 6, 1845, at the Park Theatre in this city, with 
Harry Placide as Jesse Rural, and on the same evening at the 
Bowery Theatre, with John R. Scott as Jesse Rural. On Feb. 
21, 1848, it was played at the Old Broadway Theatre, with W. 
R. Blake as Jesse; John Lester (Wal lack), Littleton Coke; Thos. 
Hadaway, Bob; Fanny Wallack, Lady Alice; and Mrs. Win- 
stanley, the Countess. On. Nov. 30, 1852, it was acted at Wal- 
lack's Theatre ^Broadway and Broome Street), for W. R. Blake's 
benefit, with Blake as Jesse, and Lester Wallack as Littleton 
Coke; Laura Keene, Lady Alice; John Brougham, Col. Rocket; 
Mrs. Vernon, the Countess; John Sefton, Bob; Mr. and Mrs. 
Chas. Walcot as Lord Roebuck and Kate Rocket. Laura Keene 
produced it Sept. 22, 1862, at her theatre, at the opening of the 
season. 

Lester Wallack's first appearance in this theatre was made on 
Jan. 3, 1883, in "Ours," which had this cast: 



Aleiander Shendryn 
Lidy Shemlryn 
Prince Peirosky . . 
Sergeant Jones 
Major Samprey . ■ 



John Gilbert 

Mme. Ponisi 

C. P. Flockton 

. C. E. Edwin 

H. Gwynette 



Hugh Chalcotte . . Lester Wallack 

Meg Effie Germon 

OUnche Adela Measor 

Ellen Cecilia Edeerton 

Angus Wm. Herbert 



On Jan. 17 Mr. Wallack acted Charles Marlowe in "She Stoops 
to Conquer." "The Silver King" was given for the first time in 
America Jan. 27, and had this cast: 



Wilfred Denver 
Nellie Denver 
Capt. Skinner. 
Ellah Coombc 
Harrv Corkett 
Frank Sclwvn . 
Olive Skinner. 



Osmond Tearic 
. Hose Cofi;liIan 

Herbert Kelcey 
. Daniel Lccson 

Sidney Howard 
J. C. HuckKtone 
. Agnes Elliott 



Tabitha Durden . . Miss E. niatsdeU 
Mrs. Gammage . . Mrs. J. Elberts 

Cissy Carrie Elberts 

Ned May Germon 

Daniel Jaikcs .... John Gilbert 
Sam Baxter . . . . C. P. Ek>ckton 
Crtpps Harry Gwynette 



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Geoffrey Ware .... Harry Bell j Inspector F. N. Salter 

Parkyn C E. Edwin I'ortcr S. Dubois 

Tremens ... . Charles Foster Binks J. Gibson 

Bilcher James Shannon Jenninf^s T. Joyce 

Tubbs John Gerroon Detective C BumcII 

Gaffer Pottle .... Harrv Meeker Newsboy Master J. Lcin 

Leaker w. Butler Susy Marion Booth 

Teddy H. Pearson | 

"The Cape Mail " was seen for the first time in America April 
30, and the cast was: Major Marsdcn, Herbert Kclcey; May 
Preston, Adela Measor; Mrs. Preston, Mme. Ponisi; Mason, Mrs. 
Elberts; yuickc, C. P. Flockton; Bartle, C. E. Edwin; Mrs. 
Preston, Rose Coghlan. May 14, "T.^ pglle Russe " was pre- 
sented, and on May 26 " The Romance ot a Poor Tcung^ Man " 
was given for the first time in this thi^t're* ana tDe season cl^ed 
June 3. 

The Thalia Comic opera company began a summer season Junti 
9, in "The Prince Consort": Helene, Miss Rabcrg; Papischeef, 
Adolphi; Eustachia, Miss Koenig; Hotterotte, Lube; Rosina, 
Miss Hecht; Arthur, Wilkc; Evergreen, Steinbcrgcr; Mack, 
Frochlich ; Lollerfeld, Dlohm ; Barmen, Stemheim ; Gertrude, 
Miss Stork. 

The dramatic season opened Oct. l, 1883, with "Masks and 
Faces, " and the cast was : 



Peg Woflfington 
Lysimachus 
Triplet . . 
Sir Charles 
Mabel Vane 
Kitty aive . 



Rose Coghlan 
Carrie Elberts 
John Howson 

Wihnot Eyre 
Adela Mea&or 

Agnes Elliott 



Ernest Vane .... Gerald Eyre 

Coltey Cibber Dan Leeson' 

Quin ^'ly ^^wvnette 

Snarl ...... C- E. tdwiii 

Soaper J. C. Buckstone 

Burdock Joha Germon 



This was the d^but here of John Howson. *^_Moths " dramatized 
from Ouida's novel of the same name, was produced Oct. 18, with 
this cast: 



Raphael de Correzc 
Prince ZouroS . . 
Lord Jura . . . 
Duke of M nil. . 
Ivan 



Osmond Tearle 

(ierald Eyre 

Charles Glenney 

Wilmot Evre 

. . S. Dubois 



Vere Herbert . 
Udv Dolly 
FusSia Leach 
Princess Nadine 
Duchess . . 



. Rose Coghlan 
Caroline Hill 

ItabcIIc Evcsson 
Helen Tracy 

Flora Livingston' 



This was Caroline Hill's (Mrs. Herbert Kelcey) American 
d(5but, and the first appearance here of Isabelle Kvesson. Helen 
Tracy, and Flora Livingston. "The Road to Ruin," ,Dec. 3, 
with John Gilbert as Mr. Dornton, Mr. Tearle as Harry Dorn- 
ton, and Adela Measor as Sophia. Judge^G^C^J^aHfitt's comedy 
drama, " AxL^Am.CXican Wife," was seen foTlne first timi 
stage, Dec. 1 8 : 



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John Garner .... John Gilbert 

Tom C. E. Edwin 

Col. Gordon Lindsay Osmond Tearlc 
Le Conte de Beauroar . Gerald Eyre 
Rush Lightfoot . . Charles Glenney 
Frank Adcap ... J. C. Buckstone 



A Telegraph Boy 
Paul de Beaumar 
Edna de Beaumar . 
.Mrs. John Garner . 
Flora Gamer . . . 
Jessie Merreweather 



Carrie Elberta 
May Germon 

Rose Coghlan 
Mme. Ponisi 

Adela Measor 

Helen RusscU 



"Old Heads and Vuun^ Hearts" was revived Jan. 2, 1884. 
"Deccptioa" had its first American performance Jan. 17, and 
had this cast: Mr. Mcrrion, John Gilbert; Patrick Merrion, Os- 
mond Tearle ; George Etherage, Charles Glenney ; Dennis, John 
Howson ; M. de Cassecceur, D. Leeson; Rev. David Malone, Harry 
Gwynette; Capt. Karlsbrattcr, Charles E, Edwin; Fritz, Arthur 
Lee ; Ann Daley, Rose Coghlan ; Frances Farintosh, Adela Measor ; 
Emily Mcrrion, Helen Russell. "Lady Clare," dramatized from 
Geo. Ohnct's"Le Maftrc des Forges," was first acted in America, 
Feb. 13, 1884, and had this cast: 



Joha MiddletOQ . 
Lord Ambermere 
Cecil Brookfield . 
Mr. Woosmaa 
Gould Smale . . 
Captain O'Connor 
Count Le Grange 



Osmond Tearle 
Charles Glenney 
J. C. Buckstone 
. Daniel Leeson 

H. Gwynette 
. . J. Germon 

C. E. Edwin 



Mary Mtddleton . 
Melissa Smate 

Mrs. Foster . . 

Montgomery . . 
A French waiter 

Lady Clare . . 
Countess 



. Adela Measor 
. Helen Rusacll 
Miss £. Blaisdelt 
. . S. Dubois 
... A. Lee 
. Rose CoghLin 
Mme. Ponisi 



was first seen here April 14 The cast : 



Mr. Birkett . 

Mrs. Birkett . 

AdolphuK . . 

Mr. Dawson . 
Capt. .McManus 

Dick Talbot . 

William . . 



John Gilbert 
Mme. Ponisi 
Charles Glenney 
. John Howson 
Gerald Eyre 
. Wilmot Eyre 
. . Arthur Lee 



"A Scrap of Paper," was presented, April 23, and had this cast: 



Prosper Couramont . Lester Wallack 
Brismouche .... John Gilbert 
Baron de la Glacicre . Gerald Eyre 

Anatole Fritz Williams 

baptiste James Weldon 

Francois John Irwin 




A Hairdrciwer 
Mrs. McManus 
.Madnme Polenta . 
Nellie Hasseit 
Grace Peyton . 
Betsy . . . 



. . John Irwin 
. Helen Russell 

Eily Coghlan 

Virginia Marlowe 

. Lillian Sinclair 

Effie Germon 



MHe. Suzanne ■ . 
Louise de la Glacicre 
.Mile- Zcnobic . . . 
Mile. Mathilde . . 
Madame Dupont 



Louise Moodie 

Helen Russell 

Effie Germon 

Kate llartlett 

Ida Waierman 



Pauline Agnes Elliott 



This was Louise Moodie's American d^but. Lester Wallack 
acted Charles Marlowe in *'She Stoops to Conquer" on May 3. 
The season closed May 10. ^ 

Wro. A. Mestayer began a summer season May 12, in " Mada pie) 
Piper," for the first time on any stage, and the cast was: " j 



3l6 A HISTORy OF THE NEW YORK STAGE Ci«< 



MuUme Piper . . . Elma DeUro 
Marv Piper . . . Theresa Vaughn 
Milly I'iper iidlth May 



Dora Piper 
Dolly Pincr . 
Winnie Piper . 
Susie Piper 
Lucy Piper 
Bella Piper 
Polly Piper 
Cttlian PifKr . 

L Minnie Piper . 
Cora Piper . . 
Kalic Piper 



Frankie Kemble 

. Belle Deering 

. . Carrie Orury 

. Edna Graham 

Kiia Carroll 

, . Grace Grover 

Mabel Sluart 

, Adelaide Pracgcr 

Edna Courtney 

Belle Urquhan 

Maude Cavendish 



Sarah Piper 
Stella Piper 
SimoQ Simple. 
Tilly Piper 
Oirrie Piper 
Fanny Piper 
King Cole . 
11. Spratt . 
Jack . . . 
Eugene . . 
Shanks . . 
Captain Quick 
Corporal Slow 



Irene Hamilton 
Joaie Knighc 
Gracie Wilson 
Nellie Ucvcre 
Daisy Wood 
Ada Ciifton 
John Howson 
W. A. Meslayer 
Harrv Rattenberry 
Will S. Rising 
Geo. Froi&art 
A. D. Barker 
Jos. Sturgess 



"Madame Pipe r," '* Want ed a Partne r." and 
17, tW W. A. Mestayer'sbeneHf: 



Couris ts. " on June 
"Tn the latter, I ^. Long and 
Jennie Reiftarth appeared. Lulu Hearst, " The Georgia Wonder," 
made her d^but in this city July 7. The exhibition given by this 
lady W.IS simply to illustrate the power she possessed to resist and 
baffle strength by merely placing the palms of her hands against 
an object, thereby preventing the strongest man from keeping it 
under his control. She neither held nor pushed the object but 
merely kept her open hand or hands against it. 

Mme. Thdo, with Maurice Grau's French opera bouffe company, 
came in " Mme. Boniface," Sept. 8, then performed for the first 
time in America, and thus cast ; 



Friquetle Mme. Thtfo 

Isabelle Mile. Nordall 

CloHnde Mile. Valloi 

Cydalise MUe. Aslruc 

Boniface M. Mczi^res 

Annibal M. Gaillard 

MIette Mile. Gatineau 

Civni Mile. G. Barrot 

Slinival Mile. Dass 

Balville Mile. Daniel 



La\Tillirre Esilot 

Fridolin M. Guy 

U Vielle M. Duplan 

Jacquot M. Ducos 

Varoquet M. Vinchon 

Un Valet Perret 

Leuisen Mile. Caw 

Jeanne Mile. Gabrielle 

Catherine Mile. Barrot 

Jacqtiotte .... Mile. Vandame 



This was the American debut of Mile. Nordall and M. Gaillard. 
On Sept. 15. 23, "La Jolie Parfumeuse," with Theo as Rose 
Michan, C^cile !e Fort (American debut) as Bravolet, and M. 
Larry as Poirot; Sept. iS, 24, "La Mascotte," Thfio as Bettina; 
Sept. 32, "Mme. L'Archiduc," Thco as Marietta; Sept. 29, 
"Francois Les Bas Bleu" (sung in French for the first time in 
America), with the title changed to "Fanchon," Th€o in the title 
rfile; Oct. 7, "Boccaccio;" Oct. 8, "La Fille de Mme. Angot;' 
Oct, 10, II, "La Timbale d'Argent," and the season closed. 

"Nita's First" was first produced in America Oct. 13. Among 
the first appearances in America were W. H. Denny, H. J. Leth- 
couit. J. W. Pigott, Annie Robe, and Maude Cathcart The first 
appearances at this theatre were C. J. Metcalf, Fred Ross, Mrs. 



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G. C. Germon, and Ada Deaves. 
was: 



The cast of "Nita's First" 



Irascible Fiizleton . . W. H. Denny 
Mri. Fred Fizzlcion Annie Kobe 

Mi»B Prim - . . Mrs. G. C Germon 

Mary IdaSollee 

Fred H. J. Lclhcouri 

Will Fred Ross 



St. George .... J. W. Pigott 

Jemmey Fritz Willisms 

Cabman C. J. Metcalf 

Mrs. Fizzlcion . . . Mmc Ponisi 

Nita Maude Cathcart 

Jane Ada Deavc& 



The next season opened Nov. ii, 1884, with "Constance. " 
which had this cast: """ ~ 



Feveral . . . 
The Uukc . . 
Dr. Thornton . 
Frank liarlowe 
Lady Constance 



Osmond Tearle 
. t. J. Henley 
. John How&on 

Herbert Kelcey 
. Rose Coghlan 



.Mrs. Melville 
Lady Lydon 
Ranger . . 
Carloa . . . 
Alice . . 



Mmc. Ponisi 
Flora Livingston 
- John Germon 

Jas. Graham 
. Helen RuascII 



" A ■'^hy ^ p in Wf^lf s rinthinfr" was presented Nov. 26, and the 
cast was: Jasper Carew, Osmond Tearle; Percy Kirke, Herbert 
Kelcey; Kestcr Chedzoy, John Howson ; Col. Churchill, C. E. 
Edwin; John Zoyland, John Germon; Flintoff, J.Graham; Hackett, 
J. Farrell; Ann Carew, Rose Coghlan; Dame Carew, Miss. E. Blais- 
dell; Sibyl. Carrie Elbcrls; Zcziah Mapletop, Helen Ru.ssell. "A 
bachelor of A^^ " followed, and had this cast: Andrew, John GTl- 
bert ; "f horntonT Harry Edwards; Adolphus, J. C. Buckstone; 
Frederick, H. J. Lethcourt; Mathew, H. Gwynelte; Martin, J. 
Graham; Parker, J. Farrell; Mrs. Thornton, Flora Livingston; 
Emma, Adela Measor; Harry Jasper, Lester Wallack. This was 
Lester Wallack's first appearance this season. 

" London Assurance " was acted Dec. 2, for the first time at this 
house! Mr. Wallack was the Dazzle; John Gilbert, Sir Harcourt; 
Harry Edwards, Max; John Howson, Meddle; Osmond Tearle, 
Charles Courtley; VV. H. Denny, Dolly; Rose Coghlan, Lady 
Gay; Adela Measor, Grace; and Effie Germon, Pert. "She 
Sti>op5 to Conquer" was played Dec. 8, with this cast: 

Uifigory Daniel Leenon 

Jeremy Charles tdwin 

Stingo John Germon 

Muf^gins .... James Graham 

Slang R. G. Charles 

Tim Twist .... Jamea Eakins 

Dolly Mrs. J. Elberia 

Barriiaid . . . Virginia Marlowe 



Tony Lumpkin 
Ceorffc Hastings . 
Sir Cnarle^ Marlow 
Youne Marlow 
Miss llardcastle • 
Constance Neville 
Mrs. Hardcasile . 
Mr. Hvdcasile . 



. . John Howson 
Harry J. Lethcourt 
H. Gwynelte 
Lester Wallack 
. Rose Coghlan 
. Adela Measor 
Mme. Fonisi 
. John Gilbert 



"V ic t?'' D^irand. " by H enry Guy Car leton. was played for the*^ 
5rst time on any stage, Dec. 18. and had this cast: John Vaughan, 
John Gilbert ; Henri Favart, Osmond Tearle ; Dr. Randolph, 
Harry Edwards; Baron de Mersac, Lewis Morrison; Septimus 



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31 8 A HISTORY OF THE NEW YORK STAGE D»s 

I Tubbs, J. C Buckstone; Paul Dean, H. J. Lcthcourt; Antonio 
Sforza, Daniel Leeson ; Jacques Renaud, H. Gwynette; Mens. 
Febvrc, John Germon ; Ruth Kavart, Rose Coghlan; V^iolet, 
Adcla Measor; Mrs. Dudley, Helen Russell. This was the first 
appearance at this theatre of Lewis Morrison, who was obliged to 
retire from the cast on Jan. 15, 1885, owing to prior engagements, 
and Baron de Mersac was thereafter played by Richard Mansfield. 
"Impulse" was first acted in America Feb. 16, when the cast 
was: 



Col. Crichton . . 
Major .Macdonald 
Mrs. Beresford 
Mrs. Macdonald . 
Sir Henry - . . 



Leaier Wallack 

Oimond Tearle 

. Rose Coghlan 

Annie Robe 

John Gilbert 



Victor Harry Lcthcourt 

Parker John Germon 

Graham Jas. Graham 

Kilmore Effie Germon 

Mrs. Birkett .... Jennie Elberts 



A special matinee was given March 12, of "Caroille/'for the 
American d^but of Nadia de Rotchkoff. 

"Diplomacy" was revived March 16, and had this cast: 



Henry Beauclerc 
JtiUan Beauclerc . 
Count Orloff . 
Uaron Stein . . 
A)pe Fairfax . . 
CouDtcsa Zicka 



Lester Wallack 
Osmond Tearle 
Herbert Kelccy 
Harry Edwards 
J. C. Buckstone 
. Rose Coghlan 



Marquise de Rio Zares - Mme- Ponisi 
Lady Fairfax . - - Flora Livln^ton 

Antoine Charles Edwin 

Markham John Germon 

Sheppard .... Junes Graham 
Dora Annie Kobe 



r "-O ttT Joan " was first acted on any stage April 7, when the cast 
[was: Captain Brandon, Osmond Tearle; Arthur Meredith, Her- 
bert Kelccy; Martin Trevenna Harry Edwards ; George Trcvenna, 
H. J. Lcthcourt; Joe Pengelly, Daniel Lccson; Vernon, H. Gwy. 
nette; Williams, James Graham; Joan Trevenna, Rose Coghlan; 
Alice Pengelly, Adela Measor; Lady Ruth Burncy, Flora Liv- 
' ingston ; Martha, Jennie Elberts. A matinee performance of 
" Be auty " was given April 16, when Charles Coote made his 
first appearance in New York, and Agnes Thomas, her American 
d^but. It was also Alice Welch's first appearance at this theatre. 
The cast of ".^eauty " was: 



Tom Robins 
lie Mogyns 
McSplurge 
Joel Stij^atc 
Frank "I'rcvor 
John Merkle 
Russian Duke 
Hector Handicap 



. Harry M. Pitt 

W. O. Partridge 

Jacques Martin 

Chas. Cootc 

. Geo. F. Rowc 

Harry Edwards 

Harry Clarke 

• J- W. Pigott 



Lady Handicap . 
M aude de Courcy 
Mrs. Merkle . . 
Ariadne . . 
Flora . . . . 
Susan . . . . 
VVatsoD .... 



. OlfpL Brandon 

Adelaide Arthur 

Lizzie Duroy 

Agnes Thomas 

Alice Welch 

. Etta Hawkins 

. Marion Booth 



" Oldli eads and Yg im^Hgaxts " was revived April 30, for three 
nights and aixiatin?e7 and the season closed May 3. 



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John A. McCauU commenced a season of comic opera May 4 
with '*The Black Hussar." The cast was: 



Hans von Waldemann Edwin VV. Hoff 
Kicke .... Mathilde Cottrellv 
Von Helbert .... Mark Smith 
Theopbil .... De Wolf Hopper 



Piflfkow nigby Bell 

Mefllin Harry Standish 

Ros<.>tta Lillv Post 

Barbara ..... Marie Jansen 



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Osmond Tearle took a benefit the afternoon of May 28, when 
Minnie Conway reappeared on the stage, acting Mrs. Younghus- 
band in " Married Life ." Lillian Conway was also seen on this 
occasion. E. J. Henley and the beneficiary announced this as 
their "last appearance in America." " Ti»«— Black- -Hussar " was 
withdrawn after one hundred and four performances. "Qxattcr" 
was sung Aug. 17, for the first time under that title, it being 
" Ths Sramstress." rechristcned. The cast was: 



P 



Jeremiah Hackett 
Mrs. Hackett ■ . 
Frederick Hackett 
Rose Hackett . . 
Mammi Cooper - 
Mrs. Winter . . 
Gannymede . . 
Papa Cooper • ■ 



. De Wolf Hopper 

Genevieve Reynold* 

. . Edwin HoS. 

. . Olga Brandon 

Hannah Miller 

Jennie ReifTarth 

Harry Macdonough 

. . Thomas Wills 



Dennis Charles Plunkett 

Coachman .... Charles H. Jones 

Mary Kitty Wilson 

Buntles Mountjoy Walker 

Bill Gustave Frankel 

Veachy L. M. Hall 

Bridget Kate Ethel 

Lotti .... Mathilde Cotirelly 



The German original, "Die NSherin," was first seen in New 
York Oct. 20, !88i. at the Thalia Theatre, with Geistingcr in 
the leading part. "Die Fledcrmaus " (^"The Bat") was first 
sung here Sept. 14, and the season terminated Sept. 26. 

The house was closed Sept. 28, 29, 30, and reopened Oct. i, 
1885, when Mme. Judic made her American d^but in "Nitouche/* 
then acted (in its original form) for the first time in this country. 
Judic played Denise de Klavigny. "Niniche" was first acted in 
America Oct. 9. 10, and had this cast: 



Countess Mme. Judic 

Georgina ..... Mile. Vallot 

Annette Mile. Andr^e 

Errand Boy Mile. Ellen 

Amanda Mile. Delest 

Cora Mile. DeWiu 

Widow Sillery . . Mme. Delorme 
Caftagnetie Mile. Mtrybelle 




Anatole de Beaupersil . M. Germain 

Juliette Jeanne Blanc 

A Eisherwoman .... Mile. Perin 

Gr^goirc M. Cooper 

Count Comisk) . . . M. Meci^res 

Dupiion Paul Ginet 

Desablettes .... M. Grdgoire 



On Oct. 12 and 13 "La Kemme % Papa" was given; Oct. 15. 
r6, '* Le Grand Casimir," with the American d<ibut of Alice Ray- 
mond as Ninctta; Oct. 19, "Divor^ons;" Oct. 23, "La Mas- 
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** Ninichc," second act of " La Ferame ^ Papa," and second act of 
"Nitouche." 

The next regular season commenced Oct. 26, with "In His 
Power/' which had this cast: 



Hubert Hutings . 
Dr. Cameron . . 
Eufene .... 
Edward Walker . 



. Kyrle Bellew 

Harry Edwards 

Geo. Clarke 

. . Wra. Elton 



Reorf Ivan Shirley 

Johnstone .... Austin Browne 

Marie Sophie Eyre 

Mrs. Walker .... Effie Gerraoa 



This was the New York debut of Sophie Eyre and Kyrle BcIIew 
Kyrle Bellew was christened Harold Dominick Higgins. His 
father, Rev, John Montesquieu Higgins, of the Church of Eng- 
land, changed his own name to Bellew and opened a chapel in 
Bloomsbury Square, Lx>ndon, Eng. He afterwards became an 
elocutionist. Kyrle Bellew was not a midshipman in the British 
navy, as has been stated. His life at sea was that of an apprentice 
on the Money-Wigram line of steamers running between English 
and Australian ports, when he was known as Harry Higgins. 

"The Rivals " was played for the first time at this theatre Nov. 
2, 1S85. The cast was: 



Sir Anthony .... John Gilbert 

Capt. Absolute . . . Kvrle £lellew 

Boo Acres wm. Ellon 

Sir Lucius George Clarke 

Falkland Ivan .Shirley 

David Dan Leeson 

Fag C. E. Edwin 



Thomas John Gerraoa 

Servant Austin Browne 

Boy Carrie Elberts 

Lydia Annie Robe 

Mrs. Malaprop . . . Mme. Ponisi 

Julia Helen Russell 

Lucy Kate Dartlett 



"The Busybody," Nov. 19, had its first production in New 
Yorlc in fourteen years. It was last acted at VVallack's QThir- 
tccnth Street) Theatre, Oct. 30, 1871, when Chas. Mathews, John 
Brougham, John Gilbert, and J. B. Polk were in the principal 
rdles. The cast at this house was : 



Francis Gripe .... John Gilbert 
George Airy .... Kyrle Bellew 
Jealous Traffick . ■ Harry Edwards 

Marplot Wm. Elton 

Charles Ivan Shirley 

Whisper Charles Edwin 



Thomas 
Smythers 
Miranda 
Isabinda 
Patch . 
Scent well 



John Germon 

Austin Browne 

. Annie Robe 

Helen Russell 

Kate Barttett 

Miss E. Hlaisdcll 



John Gilbert, seized with a momentary weakness, fainted during 
the performance of "The Busybody,'* on Nov. 27. The curtain 
was rung down for a few minutes, but Mr. Gilbert recovered, and 
the play proceeded. 

" Hoodman Blind," an English melodrama, was first acted in 
America Nov. 30, when the cast was: 



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Jack Yeulett .... Kyrle Bellew 
Joe Swirrup . . . Harry Edwards 

Mad Willy Ivan Shirley 

Jim Dadge .... C. E. Edwin 

Euhratm John Germon 

Abe Wm. H. Pope 

Inspector Ivan Shirley 

Footman .... Robert Snowden 

Nipper Chas. Daly 

Nance Yeulett .... Annie Robe 

Polly Kate Bartlctt 

Liz Marion Booth 



Lendon . . . 
Mark Lezzard 
Uen Chibbles 
Kridge . . 
Noah . . 
Tomtit . - 
Kit . . . 
Jelks . . . 
Tom Lattiker 
Granny Quodling 
Mrs. Ch.iwner 
Mrs. Beever . 



John Gilbert 

. Geo- Clarke 

- Wm Eltnn 

Dan Leeson 

E, T. Webber 

Carrie Elberts 

May Germon 

Edward Charles 

Harrv Gwynette 

himc- Ponisi 

Miss K. Blaisddl 

. Jennie Elberta 



"The Guv'nor" was produced Jan. 20, 1886, and had this cast: 



Mr. Bnticrscotch . . John Gilbert 
Freddy ...... George Carkc 

Macclesfield .... William Elton 

Theodore Ivan Shirley 

The Mac Toddy . . Harry Edwards 

Jellicoe Harry Gwynette 

Gregory Daniel Leeson 

Cab Driver .... Charles Edwin 
Cantle Edward Charles 



Mr. Vellum W. H. Pope 

Ullage ...... John Germon 

Dunnel ...,,. James Eakins 

Carrie Annie Kobe 

Kate Kate Bartlett 

AureHa^ Helen Russell 

Mrs. MacclesBeld . . Mme. Poni.ii 

Barbara Miss K. BtalsdcU 

Susan Maud Matthews 



Kcster Wallack first appeared this season Feb. 15, in " Val > 
eric," cast thus: 



Jameson S. Dubois 

Helena Sophie Eyre 

Valerie Annie Robe 

Aguea ...... Kate Hartlett 

Xavier Harry Edwards 

Alfred Beitly .... Ivan Shirley 



Dr. Rushton .... Dan Leeson 

Roberts John Germon 

Julia ....... Helen Russell 

Walter Lester Wallack 

Sir Edward Challoner . Kyrle Uellew 
Lady Bettly .... Mme. Ponisi 



"Home" was produced March 15, when the cast was: Mr. 
Dorrison, John Gilbert; Capt. Mountraffc, Harry Edwards; Bertie 
Thompson, Ivan Shirley; George, S. Dubois; Mrs. Pinchbeck, 
Sophie Eyre; Lucy Dorrison, Helen Russell; Dora Thornhough^ 
Kate Bartlett, Col. John White. Lester Wallack. "Central Park" 
was revived March 20, and cast thus: 



Wyndliam Otis . . 

Kerr Flamberry . . 
Harry Demsford 
Mrs. Kerr Flamberry 
Bridget TooHgan 

Robert Crutch . . 

Mr. Myrtle . . . 



Uster Wallack 

John Gilbert 

Ivan Shirley 

Sophie Eyre 

Miss E. BUi}«a<:ll 

. . Wm. Elton 

Harry Gwynette 



Bavley John Germon 

Skeesicks Chas Edwin 

William S. Dubois 

Grabbles John Germon 

Flora Myrtle Annie Robe 

Mittens MeU Bartlett 



"The Captain of the Watch " and "The Palace of Truth" were 
given April 19. "The Palace of Truth" had this cast: 
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Prince PhiUmir . . . Kyrle Bellew 

Kinff Phanor Wm. Elton 

Chrysai George Clarke 

Aristxuft .... Harry Edwards 

Zoram Ivan Shirley 

Celanor Daniel Lceson 



Mirza Sophie Eyre 

Princess Annie Robe 

Queeu Alttmire . . . Mme. Pooisi 

Palmis Helen Kusscll 

Azema Kate tiarOett 



The cast of "Captain of the Watch" was: Viscount de Ligny, 
Lester WaUack; Baron Vanderpottcr, John Gilbert; Adolph de 
Courtray, Fred. Corbett; Sub Officer of the Watch, W. H. Pope; 
Kristina, Helen Russell; Katryn, Kate Bartlctl. This was the 
American d€but of Fred. Corbett. F. Frederici had a benefit 
concert April 1 1. The season closed May i, i8S6, and John A. 
McCauU's opera company appeared May 3, with the first repre- 
sentation in New York of "J Don Ca?sa r" : Sig. Perugini as Don 
Cai^sar, Edwin Hoff as CarlosTantl Mathilde CottrcUy as Pueblo 
Escudiro. Joseph Howard, Jr., made his first public appearance 
as a lecturer Sunday evening. May 9. "Don Caesar" was with- 
drawn May 28. There was no matinee May 29. "The Crowing 
Hen " was first sung in America evening May 29. Selina Dolaro 
took a benefit Sunday night, April 25. Agnes Consuelo made 
her American d€but June 26, singing La Marquise in "The Crow- 
ing Hen," which was heard for the last time here July la 
"Falka" was sung July 12. The McCaull opera company closed 
July 17, but reappeared August 20, in "Falka," The cast was: 



Falka Bertha Kicci 

Edwige Alice Gallard 

Alexina Josie Knapp 

Minna Clara Allen 

Janotha ...... Zoe de Vielie 

Von Folbach . . . De Wolf Hopper 
Bulciilas Hubert Wilke 



Tancred . . Ceo. C. Boniface, Jr. 
Arthur ... Harry Macdonou^h 

l,ay Brother .... AKreH Klein 

Konrad ...... Lilly Walters 

Tekeli ....... A. Maina 

Boboky Leona Clark 

Tlie Seneschal . . . H. A. Cripps 



"Josephine Sold by Her Sisters" had its first American produc- 
tion Aug. 3a Kmily Soldene sang Mother Jacob, Louise Parker 
was the Josephine. Mathilde Cottrclly, the Benjamin. Eugene 
E. Oudin made his d^but on the operatic stage as Montosol. 
Prof. Herrmann, the illusionist, gave an entertainment Sept. 26 in 
aid of the Charleston, S. C. , sufferers, when was given, for the 
first lime in America, "The Vanishing Lady." The McCaull 
company closed Oct. 9. and the house closed two nights. The 
next season opened Oct. 13, with the first American performance 
of "Harvest." Henry Hamilton, author of the drama, and Crcs- 
ton Clarke made their American d^but. The cast was: 

CHARACTERS IN THF. PROLOGUE. 



Noel Musgrave . . . Kyrle Bellew 

Geoffrey May Gcrmon 

Captain Trussidcr Herbert Kclcey 



Hatnish Harry Edwards 

brenda Musgrave . . Annie Robe 



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CHARACTERS IN THE PLAY. 



Noel Musgrave 
Col. Tressider 
Hamish . . . 
Itevil Brooke . 
Kov Marston . 



. KyHe Hellew 

Herbert Kelcey 

Harry Edwards 

Henry Hamilton 

. Creston Clarke 



Mrs. Marston . 
Nora Fitzgerald 
Miss MacLeod 
LeLlice Vane . 



. . Annie Robe 

. Helen Rus.seU 

Katharine Ko)>er8 

Cariie Cootc 



" Harvest " was acted for the last time Nov. 3. 

"Sophia" was acted, for the first time in America, Nov. 4: 



Tom Jones .... Kyrle Beltew 

Squire Dan Leeson 

Fanner Copse . . . .W. H. Pope 

Fothcrgay S. Dubois 

Sophia Annie Kobe 

Panridgc Chas. (iroves 

Bilfir E.J.Henley 

Tabitha Mme. Ponisi 



Mollie .... 
Dorothy . . . 
Geo. Seaerim . . 
Lady BalTaston . 
Mistress Hanover 
Squire Weston - 
Allwonliy . . . 
Gamekeeper . . 



Carrie Coote 

Evelyn Granville 

. Creston Clarke 

Katharine Rogers 

Kate Barttctt 

.Harry Edw-irds 

. W. J. Conslantinc 

James Shannon 



This was the reappearance in America of Charles Groves, who, 
on his previous engagement here, was with Ed. Rice's " Evange- 
line." Two special matin<^e performances of "Jack" were given 
DecTz and 4. "Sophia" was acted for the last time Dec 7. and 
"Moths" was revived Dec. 8. "The School for Scandal" was 
playSJj" Dec. 27, with John Gilbert as Sir Peter, Kyrle Hellew 
as Charles, Harry Edwards as Oliver, Charles Groves as Moses, 
Mme. Ponisi as Mrs. Candour, and Annie Robe as Lady Teazle. 

"Harbor Lights" was seen for the first time here Jan. 27, 1887, 
and had this cast : 



Lieut. Kingsley 
Mark Helstone 
Capt. Nelson . 
Nicholas Moreland 
Detective Wood 
Detective Pull 
Pegcy Chudleigh 
Harbor Master 
Mrs. Chudleigh 
Capt. Hardy , 
Solomon . . 



Kyrle Bellew 
Herbert Kelcey 
Harrj" EdwanJs 

E. J. Henley 

David Shelly 
AUred Perkins 

Carrie Coote 
. J. W. Tottcn 

Mary Barker 
W. S. SL Clair 
. W. H. Pope 



Dora Vane . 



Annie Robe 



Polly Evelyn Granville 

Fisherwoman .... Enola CVrant 
Tom Dossiter . . . Chas. Groves 
Jack Lirriper .... Dan Le<ison 

Frank Creston Clarke 

Dick Herbert Aylini; 

Lina Nelson .... Helen Russell 

Bridget Miss E. Blaisdcll 

Mrs. Helstone .... Alice Gray 



A benefit to Fred Lyster occurred Sunday evening, Feb. 20. W. 
Bishop, "mind reader," appeared Sunday evenings, Feb. 27, March 
6, 1S87. "Harbor Lights" was acted for the last time March 12; 
"Moths" was revived March 14, and acted until March 22. 

Rose Osborne appeared afternoon of March 17, in " Frou F rou," 
which had this cast: 



Henry Sartorys 
Mme. de Cambri . 
Louise • ■ 
Brijtard . . ■ 
Pauline . - 
Georgie . . . 



. D. H. Harkins 
. Mary E. Hill 
Sibyl Johnstone 
. H E. Walton 
. Helen Corlettc 
Tommy Russell 



De Valreas .... Fred G. Ross 

Vincent Frank Kemble 

Gilberte Rose Osborne 

Baron John Huwson 

Pitou Evelyn Erana 



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/ Rev. John Van Deneer 

I Lieut. Van Derveer 
f Molly Van Derveer 
I Annie Strylcer 



"JQi e^ominie'a Dau ghter" was acted for the first time on any 
«tage^arch 24, lliui* Gal '. 

Dorothy Helen Russell 

Harry Edwards Mrs. Beckman . . . Mroe. Honisi 

. Creston Clarke Dyke Kyrle liellcw 

. . Annie Rohe harion Herbert Kelcey 

Miss K. Ulaisdell Hiram Brown .... Chas. Groves 



Geo. Fa wgett Ro we appeared in an entertainment called " A 
picnic with CoQTr"& C° "m ^l ^p the jlrQcofjjles ," on Sun33y" 
evening, March 2y. " Old Heads and Young tfc arts" April 18. 
"The School for Scandal " was revived May 3. " Deacon Brodie, 
or the Double Life" was acted for the first time in America at a 
matin^'e May 5, when it had this cast: 



Deacon Brodie ... E. J. Henley 

Rivers T. G. Fatten 

Old Brodie W. H. Pope 

Doctor John Lewis 

Moore ...... Chas. Groves 

Smith Chas. Cooke 

Ainslie F. F. .Mackay 



Hunt Luke Martin 

jean Watt Cariie Coole 

.Servant Florence Eber 

Walter Leslie . . Eben Plympion 
William l^wson . . . . F. Evcrall 
Miither Clarke . . . EHia Chudler 
Mary Brodie Annie Robe 



The season terminated May 7, and the company went to Daly's 
Theatre, May 16, for two weeks, in "Jh.^ Rnmni^rff nf a Poor 
Young Man ," which, on May 30, ended the career of the VVallack 
stocKcompany, strictly as such. 

John A. McCaull commenced a summer season May 9, with 
"The Black Hussar " The lease of this house was transferred 
to Thco. Moss May 10, by Mr. Wallack, for a period of ten 
years, Mr. Moss to retain and have full use of the title '*Wal- 
lack's Theatre" as the business trademark, at a yearly rental of 
$10,000; also to pay all interests upon mortgages, ground rents, 
taxes, assessment.^ and water rents, until the expiration of the 
lease. Mr. Moss took possession Oct. I. 

"Jacquette" ("La B^arnaise"), Andri Messager's three-act 
comic opera, anglicized by J. ChecYer_Goodwin, was sung for the 
first time in America June 13, and had this cast: 

Perpignac Hubert Wilke 

Cadet .... Harry MacDonoagh 
Crabos&on ...... Carl Irving 

Carlo Grace Seavy 

Achille Louise Cox 

Officer Louis Schrader 

Jacquette .... Matilde Cottrellv 
Landlady Annetta Hall 



Duke Alfred Klein 

Counteu .... Marion Manola 
Chevalier ... De Wolfe Hopper 

Betiina Celie lillis 

Girafo Jeff de Angelis 

Lorenzo Tillie Frank 

Amilcharie Leona Clarke 

Ascanio Rose Murallo 



"Jacquette" was sung for the last time July 2; the house was 
closed for one week, and reopened July n with the McCaull com- 
pany in "Indiana." Marion Manola sane Indiana; Laura Joyce 
(Mrs. Digby BellJ, Lady Prue; Digby Bell, Matt; John L. Brand. 




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Lord DayrcU; and Jeff de Anpelis, Sir Mulberry. "The Beggar 
Student " was sung July 25. " The Hcllman " was heard Aug. 22, 
for the hrst time (in English) in Ainericai and the cast ^vas: 



Carl Bellman . 
Niles Elvegaard 
Otto Funk . . 
Countess UUa 



. . Hubert Willce 

. Dc Wolf Hopper 

Harry Macrlonuuijh 

Marion ManoLa 



Clausen JefT de Angelis 

Kolmodin C. W, Dungan 

Tronda Laura Joyce 

Lutte ToLie J'ettit 



The season closed Oct. 8. 

The next dramatic season began Oct. 1 1, 1887, with the following 
company: Rose Coghlan, Mmc. Ponisi, Louisa Eldridge, Miss 
E. HIaisdell, Kate Bartlett, and Netta Guion, Enid Leslie, Hffie 
Liston, Maude Litchfield, Osmond Tcarlc, John Gilbert, J. VV. 
Pigott, Charles Dudsworth, Charles Groves, E. D. Ward, Mrs. 
Henry Abbey. W. T. Lovell. 

Henry E. Abbey, John Schoeffel, and Maurice Grau were man- 
agers. Lester Wallack's name appeared as proprietor and H. E. 
Abbey as manager. Harry Edwards was stage manager, and C. H. 
Mathews, acting manager. 

"The Mouse Trap," by Sydney Grundy, was the opening per- 
formance, and had this cast : 



Lord Normantowcr 
Sir Peter Lund 
Kale Derwenl 
Beatrice . . . 



Oxmond Tearle 
. . Chas. Groves 
. . Rose Coghlan 
Mrs. Henry Aolwy 



Philip E. D. Ward 

Tom Sam Sothem 

Mildred Knid Leslie 



Mrs. Abbey, formerly Florence Gerard, made her first appear- 
ance in New York in three years. E. D. Ward made his American 
d^but on this occasion. He died at Edinburgh. Scotland, Nov. 
15, 1889. "Caste" was played Oct. 24: George D'Alroy, Os- 
mond Tearle; Captain Hawtree, E. D. Ward ; Eccles, Charles 
Groves; Sam Gerridge, K. VV. Robertson; Esther Eccles, Rose 
Coghlan; Polly Eccles, Mrs. Abbey; Marquise, Mmc. Ponisi. 
"Caste" was withdrawn after the performance Nov. 14, as it 
failed to "draw." This was F. W. Robertson's first appearance 
here. He had been engaged in England by Mr. Abbey as actor 
and stage director of several of his father's (the late T. W. Robert- 
son) comedies. He was a failure both as actor and stage manager. 
Robertson's "School" was presented Nov. 15, with this cast; 



Dr. Sutclifle .... John Gilbert 

Mr. Krox C. Dodsworih 

Tilly Kate UartleU 

Hettie Effic Liston 

Kitt Patrice Boucicault 

Cora Florence tlstor 

Violet .-\nnie Cadiz 

Fanny .... Florence WalUram 

Little Girl Ollie Dickson 

Naom! Tif{he .... Mrs. Abbey 
Urd Ueaufoy . . . E. D. Ward 



Vaughan S. Dubois 

Uella Netta Guion 

Laura Enid Leslie 

Milly Helen Hosmer 

Clara Vergie Graves 

Julie Josie Hall 

Lllen Maud Litch6eld 

Beau Farintosh . . . J. W I'IkoU 
Jack Poynti . . , Osmond Tearle 
Mrs. SutclifEe . . Louisa Eldridge 



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This was the American d6but of C. Dodsworth and Effie Liston 
(Mrs. E. D. Ward), and the first appearance in this theatre of 
Nctta Guion. "School " was acted for the last time Nov. 28, and 
Nov. 29 "Caste" was revived. "Forget Me Not" was presented 
Nov. 30, with Rose Coghlan as Stephanie and Harr)' Edwards as 
the Prince. Mnie. PonisI, J. W. Pigott, Kffie Liston, and Osmond 
Tearlc were also in the cast. This was another failure. 
-^ The house was closed on Dec. 26, for a rehearsal of ScHna 
j)olaro's play, "In the Fashion," produced for the first "time 

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Captain Denalgu« 
M. FIiilipi>c Valnay 
Adelaide Laplerre 

1 Marion Piersoo . 

I M. Hierson . . 

(Baron Sarcy ■ ■ 



OsmoDd I'earle 
Eben Mympion 
. Rose CoghUn 
. Kate BartJett 
Harry EdwaitJs 
E. D. Ward 



Footman 
Footmitn 
Attendant . 
Clare Kimanl 
Sara - . . 
Dora Valnay 



. 5. Dubois 

. Mr. Rayne 

Mr. Crosby 

Netta Guioa 

■ Mi Sit Kstor 

Mrs. Abbey 



" L'Abb6 Constantin ' 
The cast was : 



was first acted in America Jan. 20, 1S8S. 



Mrs. Richard Scott Minnie Conway 
Countess . Georgie Drew-Barrymore 
Angelique Morin - . . Enid Leslie 
Seraphine Morin . . . Kate Bartlett 
The Abb* Constantin . John Gilbert 
Paul de Laverdens T. W. Robertson 



M. de Lamac 
Mile. C}-nihia Ray 
Suzanne . . . 
Baroness . . . 

Jean Daubray 
Bernard .... 



Harry Edwards 
. . Mrs. Abbey 
. . Mme. Honisi 
. Louisa Eldrid^e 
. . W. T. Lovcll 
Charles Dodsworth 



It was withdrawn Feb. i8, having proved a failure. W. T. 
Lovell made his American d(ibut in this comedy. Minnie Con- 
way (Mrs. Osmond Tearlc) and Gcorgic Drew (Mrs. Maurice 
Barrymorc) were specially engaged, and it was given out that 
this would be the final appearance on the stage of Mrs. Abbey 
(Florence Gerard). The management announced that a season 
of standard comedies would begin Feb. 20, which would end this 
stock career. In addition to prevailing upon Rose Coghlan to 
return to the scenes of her many triumphs, Lester Wallack also 
lent a helping hand, as Mr. Abbey's management had not been 
a success. Mr. Robertson was dispensed with as stage manager, 
and Harry Fdwards resumed his old position. 

"London Assurance" was presented Feb. 20, with this cast: 



Sir Harcourt Courtly 

Max Harkaway . . 

Mark Meddle . . 

Dolly Spanker . . 

Solomon Isaacs . . 

Lady G.-»y Spanker . 

Grace Harkaway ■ . 



John Gilbert 
Harry Edwards 
CbarU's Groves 
. C. Dodsworth 
Charles Edwin 
. Rose Coghlan 
Netta Guion 



Dazzle Osmond Tcarle 

Charles Courtly ... E. D- Ward 

Cool J. W. PigoH 

Martin E. Williams 

James S. Dubois 

Pert Kate Bartleit 



"Old Hcjads and Young Hearts" was seen Feb. 29, cast thus; 



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Jmm Rural , . , , John Gilbert 

Tom Coke ED. Ward 

Bob Charles Groves 

Stripe .... Charles Edwin 

Groom S. Dubois 

Kate Rocketc .... NetU Guion 



Lady Alice Hawthorne Rose Coghlan 
Littleton Coke . . Osmond Tcarlc 
Colonel Rockett . . Harry Edwards 
Earl of Pompion ... J. W. Pi(;olt 
Lord Charles Roebuck W. T. Lovell 
Lady Pompion . . . Mme. Ponisi 



"Town and Country" was announced for March 12, but owing 
to the great snowstorm known as "The Blizzard/' it was not done 
until March 13. This theatre was not the only one that was un- 
able to open its doors on the memorable night of March 12, as the 
Fifth Avenue theatre, the Academy of Music, Niblo's, Four- 
teenth Street theatre, the Windsor, People's, Thalia, Grand Opera 
House, Harlem Comique, Bijou, Standaid, Harrigan's Park, the 
Lyceum, Madison Square, Broadway, and the Casino were all 
closed by the "blizzard." Performances were given at Daly's, 
the Third Avenue, Tony Pastor's, Poole's, the Star, and Dock- 
stader's. but to wofully meagre audiences. All the Bowery vaude- 
ville houses, as well as Miner's Eighth Avenue, gave their regular 
entertainments. The cast of "Town and Country" was: 

Osmond Tearle I Kit Cosey . . 

E. D. Ward Trot .... 

J. W. Pigoit Charles Plastic 

C. Uodsworth | Hawbuck . . 



Reuben Glenroy . 
Captain Glenroy . 
Rev. Owen Glenroy 
Ross, a Welsh 
Rosalie Somers 
Hon. Mrs. Glenroy 



. Rose Coji;hlan 
Minnie Conway | 



Mrs. Moreen 
Mrs. Trot . 



John Gilbert 
Harry Edwards 
. W. T. Lovell 
Charles Groves 
Mme. Ponisi 
Louisa Eldridge 



Poor houses ruled during the run of this comedy, which was 
withdrawn March 22, and " Money " produced March 23, for the 
first time in this theatre. The cast was: 

Alfred Evelyn . . Osmond Tearle Mr. Beetle .... Cbas. Valentine 

Benjamin Siottt . . . John Gilbert Mr. Flat E. W. Winter 

Mr. Graves . . . Charles Groves Mr. Green H. Marlowe 

Sir John Vesey . . Hany Edwards I'erkins W. H. Crosby 

Capt- Dudley Smooth . E. D. Ward Shannon .... Alvin Robinson 

Sir Frederic Blount J. W. Pigott Johnson C. Walters 

Lord Glossmore . . . W. T. Lovell Kent S. Wcnk 

Mr. Sharp . . Charles Dodsworth Clara Douelas . . . Rose Coghlan 

Tope Charles Edwin Lady Franklin , . . Mme. Ponisi 

Old Member ... A. H. Shelley Gcorgina Vesey - . • Nctla Guion 
Mr. Stanley ... R. E. Snowdea 

"She Stoops to Conquer" was presented April 9, 1888, with 
this cast: 



Voune; Mar low 
Mr. tfardcastle . 
Tony Lumpkin 
Geoive Ha.Mings. 
Sir Cnarles Martow 
Diggory . 



Osmond Tearle 
. . John Gilbert 

Charles Groves 

. . W. T. Uvell 

J, W. Pipott 

Charles Dodsworth 



Jeremy Charles Edwin 

Stingo . . . Adotphus H. Shelley 
Muggins ■ S. Dubois 



Slang Leon Williams 

Tim Twist .... Alvln Robinson 

Roger - John Mack 

Miss Hardcastle . . . Rose Coghlan 
Constance Neville . . Netta duion 
Mrs. Hardcastle . . . Mme. Ponisi 

Dolly Maud Litchfield 

Barmaid Fanny Bart 



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"She Stoops to Conquer" was first acted in 1772. 

Rose Coghlan, going home from rehearsal during April 17. fell 
and sprained her ankle. She was unable to appear that night and 
at the matinee, April 18, when "She Stoops to Conquer" received 
its final performances. Minnie Conway took her place as Miss 
Hardcastie. "The School for Scandal" was the final comedy 
presented (April 18), and the cast was: 

Sir Peter Teazle . . . John Gilbert 
Charles Surface . Osmond Tearle 

Sir Uenjamin .... J W. Pigott 
Servant to Joseph . . . S. Dubois 
Servant to Lady Soeerwell 

Alvta Robinson 



Lady Soeerwell 
Crablree . . 
Harry Bumper 
Joseph . . . 



. . Sadie Bigelow 
Charles Dodsworth 
Walter Hampshire 
. . E. D. Ward 



Snake . . 
Udy Teazle 
Sir Oliver . 
Moses . . 
Careless 
Raw ley . . 
Trip . . . 
Mrs. Candour . 
Maria . . 



Adolphus Shelley 

. Rose Coghlan 

Harry Edwards 

Charles Groves 

. W. T. Lovell 

W. T. Leonard 

Cbaa. E. Edwin 

Mme. Ponisi 

Enid Leslie 



In consequence of illness, J. W. Pigott did not appear matinee 
and evening April 23, and Albert Roberts acted Sir Benjamin. 
This comedy was also played week of April 25. Kvenings of 
April 29, 30, John Gilbert was too ill to act, and Harry Edwards 
played Sir Peter Teazle; Mr. Pigott, Oliver; and Mr. Roberts, 
Sir Benjamin. With the performance of "The School for Scan- 
dal " the end canr.c of the thirty-sixth regular season of Wallack's 
Theatres, on April 3a 

At one time during the Wallack management a bar-room was 
opened in the basement, and English bar-maids were in attend- 
ance. It bid fair to be a success^ as many people liked the idea 
of bar-maids mixing their drinks; but the police would not permit 
it to continue, as there was a stairway to the bar-room, leading 
from the lobby of the theatre, and that was a violation of the law. 
The first English bar-maids ever seen in this city were introduced 
by Alex. Henderson, husband of Lydia Thompson, in a saloon in 
New Street, near the Stock Exchange. There were eight of them, 
but the venture was a failure, as the "boys" so guyed and insulted 
them that they soon after returned to England. 

John A. McCaull commenced a season of comic opera on May 
7, with the first performance on any stage of "The Lady or the 
XigCiL? " which had this cast : 



Pausanias . . 

LamachiiS . . 

Metiaiider 

Theotycliides . 

First Ephor 

Second Ephor 

Third Ephor . 



The season of "The Lady or the Tiger.*'* terminated June 3a 




. De Wolf Hopper 
Eugene Oudin 
Jefferson de Anjielis 
Francis (jallard 
. . Alfred Klein 
C. H. Jones 
. Lindsay Morison 



Fourth Ephor 
Fifth Ephor 
Irene . . . 
Hilaria . . . 
Daroona ■ 
Polyxena . 



. . Geo. W. Kyle 

Louis Schrader 

Caleriiu Marco 

Madeleine Lucette 

. . Maud Wilson 

Mathilde CottrcUy 



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The bouse was closed for two weeks, and reopened July 16. with 
" Prince Methusalem. " The cast was ; 



Frince Methusalem - Marion Manola 

FulcinelU Annie Meyers 

Sophistlca . . . Marie A. Sanger 
SJgismund .... De Wolf Hopper 

Cyp^an J. de Anfielis 

Trorobonlui .... j. J. Raflael 



Carbonnazzi 
Count Vulcanio 
.Mandlebaum . 

Feucrntein . . 
Spadi . . ■ 
Gasparo . . 



Lindsav MorJson 

. Affred Klein 

. H. A. Cripps 

Fred Hedlund 

Josephine Knapp 

Grace Seavy 



On Aug. 20, "Lorraine/* by Rudolph Dellinjer, was sung, with 
this cast: Lorraine, Eugene Oiidin; Louis XIV , Charles W. Dun- 
gan; Gaspard, De Wolf Hopper; D'Effiat, Jefferson de Angelis; 
Oltivier de la Tour, Annie Meyers; Pierre, Herbert A. Cripps; 
An Old Man, Lindsay Morison; Captain of the King's Guard, 
Angel Harbara; Madeline, Marion Manola; Oudarde, Alice Gal- 
liard; Louise dc La Vallierc, Josephine Knapp. 

On Sept. 3 " Boccaccio " was first sung in this city, by McCauIl's 
company. The cast was ; 



Doccaccio . . . > Marion Manola 
Fiammetta ..... Laura Moore 
PerenelU .... Laura Joyce-nell 

Isabella Annie Meyer* 

Ueatriche .... Josephine Knapp 

Phillippa Tolie Peitit 

Prince Pietro . . Cliarles W. Dungan 



Leonetta .... Edmund Stanley 
Lambcrtuccio . . . Oe Wolf Hopper 

Lotteringu Higby liell 

Scalza .... Jefferson de AnKcIis 

Fresco John J. RaJtacl 

Chico Angel Barbara 



On Thursday afternoon, Sept. 27. a performance was given in 
aid of the yellow fever sufferers in Florida. Col. McCauTl closed 
his season Oct. 6, and Wallack's Theatre, as such, seemed to have 
passed out of existence, its new lessee, A. M. Palmer, having sev- 
eral days previously ordered his own name to be substituted for 
that of Wallack's. John Lester Wallack died at his country home, 
Elmsmcrc, near Stamford, Conn., Sept. 6, i888. He was born 
in New York, Jan. i, 182a At an early age he went to England. 
His first appearance on the stage was under the name of Allan 
Field. He had been in the army. He acted in Dublin, Ireland, 
and Edinburgh, Scotland. His debut in London, Eng., was at the 
Old Haymarkct Theatre, Nov. 16, 1846. His first appearance on 
the American stage was at the Old Broadway Theatre, New York, 
in the fall of 1847, as Sir Charles Coldstream in ' LUsed Up ." when 
his stage name was John Lester. After his Broadway Theatre ex- 
perience he went to the Old Bowery Theatre in this city, then 
under Thomas Hambtin. His next engagement was at "Brougham's 
Lyceum," afterwards Wallack's Theatre, Broadway and Broome 
Street, during the season of 1S54, He opened Wallack's Theatre, 
Broadway and Thirteenth street, Sept. 25, 1861, as manager. The 
play he produced was "The New President," by Tom Taylor, in 



330 A HISTORY OF THE NEW YORK STAGE C«»m 



which he acted the part of De la Rampe, a theatrical manager. 
On Dec 25, 1864, his father died, when there appeared at the 
heads of the announcements of the theatre, "Mr. Lester Wallack, 
Proprietor and Manager." Mr. Wallack's earlier successes were 
made as the heroes in what is called "Old Comedy/' the fascinat- 
ing unnatural gallants of Sheridan, Tobin, Goldsmith, O'Kcefe, 
and the rest, and those really clever imitations which Brougham, 
Boucicault, and a few others have given to the stage. His appear- 
ance in each of those characters was ideal, and few could flirt the 
mirror-headed cane of the "beau" as he did, while there was 
something in bis wearing of a chapcau and his swinging of the 
ribbon shoulder-knots that must have driven alt imitators to 
despair. 

He quarrelled (in the young men of those comedies) with a 
finished grace which was distracting; he flirted and made love to- 
the wrong women, or to two or three at once, with an abandon 
which suggested that the process was rather natural than the 
reverse. He went through a duel with a coolness that appeared 
much better on the stage than it would have done in the field. 
Indeed it may be said that he made the young men of "old 
comedy" almost too much his own. His Charles Surface in "The 
School for Scandal," Captain Absolute in "The Rivals," Young 
Marlow in "She Stoops to Conquer," Littleton Coke in "Old 
Heads qji d Young H cartS j" Rover in "Wild Oats," and Don Felix 
in "The Wonder, Ivere really great impersonations. They were 
of the same stage family, and they were his in the fullest sense of 
the word. To have seen him in one and to be familiar with the 
other plays was to know very nearly what he could do with all 
their heroes. His Young Dornton in "The Road to Ruin" was 
a character of the same class, but wider scope, and in it Mr. Wal- 
lack touched the extremes of his excellence in comedy-acting. Per- 
haps the most thoroughly perfect of his renderings, after Young 
Dornton, was the part of the Vicomte in "The Captain of the 
Watch." Nothing could be more perfect than the high-bred vaga- 
bondism of his rendering throughout. His Hugh Chalcotc in 
"Ours," Featherly in "Everybody's Friend," Vacil in " How Sh e 
LovesHim," Badger in "The Poor of N ew Y ork." the title rofe 
In "T7on"Cxsar dc Bazan.'^Toface dc Beauval, in ** Pauline ." and 
Captain Cozzens in "Knights of the Round Table," were all great 
creations. So far, types of character have been presented princi- 
pally, and it only remains to group from memory a few of the many 
parts strangely varied and having no connection with each other, 
in which Lester Wallack shone resplendcntly. These arc: Man- 
uel in "■SJ'P Rom ance of a Poor Y oung Man," Otis in " Central 
_Park." Elliot Gray in ".|<^^cclale," ReuBen Glenroy in " Town 
and Country," Orlando, Benedick^ Young Rapid, Mercutio, Alfred 



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Evelyn in "Money," Randall McGregor in " Tessie Brown ." and 
0*Callaghan in " ^if\ T acf ^,fpg " with a good Irish brogue. 

I maintain that Wallack's Theatre, as managed by Lester Wal- 
lack, was never in itself a benefit to the profession at large, but 
i^as to the drama, by placing before the public at certain intervals 
the best old and modern plays. As a school for the public it 
was the most useful of our theatres. As a school for actors it was 
worse than useless. No actor in America, old or young, dales 
the growth, either of his ability or reputation, from Wallack's. 
John Gilbert, John Brougham. Chas. Kisher, and many other great 
favorites at Wallack's were acknowledged actors long before they 
became connected with the name of Wallack's. Pretending to 
pay little attention to "lines of business," Lester Wallack was 
veiy chary of offering opportunities to young actors; and for this 
reason lost some of his best actors one by one. When he played, 
the young men of the company complained that they were re- 
stricted in their work, from his real or fancied hatred of rivalry. 
There is one fact that cannot be disputed. It is this: Wallack's 
Theatre, while it employed many good actors, never made one. 
It has been the grave of many. Lester Wallack never did any-| 
thing for the "native drama;" he never attempted anything likel 
a development of the American drama. A writer not long since 
stated that ho had expended more money in the purchase of Ameri-, 
can plays than any other manager or actor. This I deny most] 
emphatically. Mr. Wallack presented an American play "occa- 
sionally" it is true, but when he did, it appeared as if he had | 
hunted up an author with little or no reputation, who had written 
an American play. This he would produce with the "expected" 
result. Mr. \Vallack was essentially foreign, altogether English 
in his tastes, habits, ideas, and associations. 

This house was reopened Oct. 8. 1 888, as " Palmer's Theatre,' 
with M. Coquelin» Jane Hading, and a French company, under 
the direction of Henry Abbey and Maurice Grau. Constant 
Coquelin made his American d^but Oct. 8 in "Les Pr<;-cieuses 
Ridicules," "La Joie Fait Peur," and two of his monologues or 
recitations. The cast of the first play was: 

MMCirille M. Coquelin 

Jcxiclct Jean Coquetin 

Gorfibut Deroy 

Lagrange Borel 

rju Croisr Ramy 

Premier Portier Stuart 



Dcuxi&mc Portlcr . . T. Huguenel 

Urn Violino Pitou 

Cathos Mmc. Palry 

Sladelon I^mcrcicr 

Marotte Kervich 



Mine. Berthe Stuart (formerly Berthe Girardin) and MM. W. 
Stuart and Abel made their American reappearance. D<^buts 
in America were these: MM. Jean Coquelin (son of Constant 



332 A HISTORY OF THE NEW YORK STAGE C«w» 



Coquelin), Dnquesne, Deroy, Borel, Ramy. Th^ophile, T. Hugue- 
net, F. Huguenet, Pitou, Mmes. Patry, Lemeicier, Kervich, Jenny 
Rose, B. Gilbcrtc, and others. Mmc. Hadiii}^ was seen Oct. 9 
as Claire in '* i-e Maitre des Forges," acted here in its original 
French form. The cast was: 



Philippe Darblay . . M. Duquesnc 

Lc Due de nii^ny Abel 

Miiulinet Jean CoqucUn 

Bachelin Deroy 

Octave Ramy 

Le Baron de Prefont .... Borel 

Le Prefet Stuart 

Gobert T. Huguenei 

Le Docteur ..... Th^ophile 



Francois F. Hugucnet 

Uo Uomcstique Fdlix 

Un Ouvrier llouviltais 

Claire de Ileaalieu . . Jane Hading 

Athenaii H. Cilbcrte 

La Uaronne de Prefont . Lemercier 
La Marquise de Beaulieu . Jenny Rose 
Suzanne Kervich 



M. Coquelin and Mnie. Hading appeared together Oct. 10 in 
" L'Aventurifire " (the original of T. W. Robertson's "Home," 
which had its first French performance in America); OcL 11, 
"Gringoire" (the original of Alfred Thompson's "The King's 
Pleasure," and of William Vardley's "A Royal Revenge") had 
also its first performance here, ancf *' Le Depute de Bombignac'* 
(the source of Justin H. McCarthy's "The Candidate"); Oct. 12, 
"Led Surprises du Divorce/' by MM- BLsson and Mars, and the 
original of Daly's "The Lottery of Love;" Oct. 13. "Don Caesar 
de Ba/an," by MM. Dumanoir and D'Ennery. Mme. Hading ap- 
peared as Gilberte in "Frou Frou" Oct. 15. with M. Coquelin as 
Hrigard. "Tartufife" was acted for the first time in America, in 
its original form, Oct. 16; "Don Cassar de Bazan," matinee of 
Oct. 17; "Mile, de la Scigli&rc," Oct. 17; " Les Surprises du 
Divorce," Oct. 18 and 20; " L'l^tourdi " (by Moli&re) and "Jean 
Marie," Oct. 19; matinee of Oct. 20, "Le Maitre des Forges." 
Coquelin appeared alone Oct. 16 and 18, Mme. Hading being 
seen at the matinee Oct. 20. and both at the other performances. 
Evening of Oct. 22 "La Dame aux Caraelias " was presented, 
with Hading as Marguerite Gauthier, M. Duquesnc as Armand, 
and M. Coquelin as M. Duval; matinee of Oct. 22, "Le Maitre 
des Forges," with M. Coquelin and Mme. Hading. M. Coquelin 
appeared Oct. 23, as Brichanteau in " Un Parisien" (its first 
American performance); Oct. 25 Mme. Hading was seen as Du- 
chessc de Septmonts. and Coquelin as Due de Septmonts in Alex. 
Dumas' play, " L'lttrangere." A special mating was given Oct. 
26, for the (juban sufferers by the recent hurricane. The three 
weeks' engagement of Coquelin, Hading, and company ended the 
night of Oct. 27. 

The advertisements of this theatre for several days were as 
follows: "Palmer's Theatre, Ancient Wallack's." 




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"Held by the Enemy/ ' by Wro. Gillette, was presented Oct. 29, 
with tl) is cast: 



Col. FrescoU . . 
Lieut, Hayne ■ . 
Bht:ade h ielditi^ . 
Assistant Surgeon 
Thomas H. Bean 
Lieut. Mcpherson 



Maurice Barrymore 
William Harcourt 
. . Frarcr Coulter 
. Ceo. K. Spraguc 
. Willinm Gillette 
. . Jolinc Butler 



Adjuiant General 
Lieui. MaRsen 
Kuphcmia MacCrcery 
Kachcl MacCrecry 
Susan MacCrtery 
Major General 



. W. K. Jansen 
. Charles Fuller 
, . Alice Grey 
, Carrie Turner 
Minnie Dupree 
. M, B. Snyder 



Mary Anderson appeared at this theatre in a six weeks' engage- 
ment Tuesday evening, Nov. 13, 1888, in "The Winter's Tale." 
The cast: 



J 



Leontes J. H. Barnes 

Mamillius ... . . Miss Hoare 

Camillo J. Maclean 

Antigonus George VVarde 

Ceomenea Arthur Lewis 

Dion Mr. Raphael 

Councillor .... Sydney Keeves 

Court Officer Mr. Lintott 

Court Herald ... R. Dc Cordova 
Polixenes .... Herbert Waring 

Florizel C. Morton Yorkc 

Archidamus . . . Lemmon Warde 
A Mariner J. Stenton 



A Jailer P. Davis 

Shepherd Mr- Saiosbury 

Clown Joseph Anderson 

Servant to the Shepherd Mr. Lyiton 
Officer of Guard . . . .Mr. Porter 
Autolycos . . ... J. G. Taylor 
Paulina . . . Mrs. John UillinKton 

Emilia Miss Tennison 

First Lady Miss Lablache 

Second Lady .... Miss Russell 

Mopsa Zcffie Tilbury 

Dorcas Mary Ayrton 



Mary Anderson doubled the characters of Hcrmionc and Pcrdita. 
Her dancing became a great feature of the play. She danced 
extravagantly about the stage. She wore the costume of rural 
simplicity, and the skirts were so soft and flimsy, and so free of 
petticoats, that the limbs were quite as distinct to view as though 
shown in tights. She capered nimbly through this terpsichorean 
demonstration, and climaxed it by throwing herself, limp and pant- 
ing, into the arms of her ardent lover. Mary Anderson had been 
absent from America for about two years. She brought with her 
from England J. H. Barnes, Zeffie Tilbury (daughter of Lydia 
Thompson). Mrs. Charles Calvert, Mrs. John Billington, J. G. 
Taylor, Joseph Anderson, Herbert Waring, J. Maclean, Arthur 
Lewis (husband of Zeffie Tilbury). George Warde, C. M, Yorke, 
Miss Ayrton. Mary Lovell, Mabel Hoare, and about thirty others. 
On the night of Nov. 17 Mary Anderson api>eared as Pauline in 
"The Lady of Lyons," Herbert Waring as Claude Melnotte, with 
Mrs. Chas. Calvert as Mme. Deschapelles. 

"Pygmalion and Galatea" was presented Dec. 8. Mary Ander- 
son's engagement ended night of Dec. 22, "The Winter's Tale" 
having then been acted thirty-six times. Thomas Baker, who had 
been the musical conductor at Wallack's for many years, died at 
Brooklyn, N. Y., Dec. [o, 1888. He left a will by which ^3,500 



334 A HISTORY OF THE NEW YORK STAGE C«88» 



was given in small bequests, and the balance of his fortune, amount- 
ing to £25,000, was held in trust for bis daughter Florence, twelve 
years old. 

Mrs. James Brown Potter appeared here Dec. 24, in Tom Taylor's 
"'Twixt Axe and Crown." She had not before played that r61e in 
this city. The cast : 



Edward Courtenay 
Uishop r.ardiner . 
Simon Benard 
Harrioetoii . . 
Earl DfSussex 
Duchess of Norfolk 



. . Kyrle Bellew 
Harry Edwards 
. . Ian Robertson 
Vincent Slernroyd 
. . . Delos King 
. Louisa Eldridge 



Isabel Markham 
Lady Elizabeth 
John Brydj^es . 
Thomas Wyatt 
Rutier . . . 
Cicely . . . 



Liuie Hudson 

Mrs. Potter 

W. J. Hurley 

B. F. Horning 

Charles Butler 

Mice Butler 



The theatre closed Monday night, Jan. 7, 1889, for a dress re- 
hearsal of "Antony and Cleopatra," produced Jan. 8: 



Mark .'\ntony , . . 
Octavius Cxsar . . 
M. /Kmiltus Lepidus 
IJoniitius Enobarbus 

Efos 

Canidius .... 
£uj))ironiua . . . 
Mecxnas .... 
Agrippa .... 
l>olal)ella .... 
Proculeius .... 
Thyreus .... 



Kyrle Bellew 
. Ian Kobertsun 
. . Delos King 
Henry Edwards 
Sidney Dowkett 
. W. J. Hurley 

G. W. Stevens 
. . Livingston 

Heory Holland 
. . F. Maver 
. . C. Mam'otl 
. B. F. Horning 



Callus George James 

Alcxas .... Vincent Stemroyd 

Mardian J. B. Smooth 

Diomedes .... Chas. A. Smiley 
A Sooth&a}-er . . . . B. F. Homing 
A Clown . . . Charles W. Butler 



Charm ian 
Iras . . 
Cyrrha . 
Lybla 
Cleopatni 



Helen Bancroft 

Alice Butler 

. Jay Mowbray 

Kate Lester 

Mrs. Potter 



This version of "Antony and Cleopatra" is said to have been 
arranged by Kyrle Hcllew, who took a very different view of the 
characters of Cleopatra and Antony from that which generally 
prevails. Shakespeare thought five acts enough for this play, 
but Mr. Bellew required six acts, fourteen scenes, and a tableau 
curtain to do himself justice. He so arranged the play as to cut 
out Octavia, and thus lett " Antony and Cleopatra " a drama of 
sensuality, and its consequences unrelieved by Shakespeare's at tis- 
tic contrast 

On Jan. 10, 1889, a matinee performance was given for the 
benefit of ^. R. Cazauran. The receipts were about $1,600. 
Theodora dc Gillcrt, the dancer, appeared Jan. 21, in the Nautch 
dance in "Antony and Cleopatra." Mrs. Potter closed her en- 
gagement Feb. 16, and was followed Feb. 18 by M. Coquelin 
and Jane Hading, in " L'Etrang^re; " "Mile, de la Seiglere," 
Feb. 19; "Denisc," Feb. 20; " Le Maitre des Forges," Feb. 21; 
"Camillc," matin6e Feb. 23; "Don Cajsar de Bazan," Feb, 22; 
"Gringoire," "Monologues," " Le Chasse," "Le Sous Pr^fetaux 
Champs," and "Les IVecieuscs Ridicules." Feb. 24; Feb. 25, 
" Ruy Bias;" Feb. 26, Coquelin in "Les Surprises du Divorce;" 



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Feb, 27, Coquelin-Hading matinee, for the benefit of M. Durand: 
"Gringotre," "Jean Marie," " Monologues," and '* Lcs Hr^cicuses 
Ridicules;" Feb. 27, Coquelin and Hading in "Frou Frou;" 
Feb. 28, "Le Gendre de M. I'oirier;" matinee March i, benefit 
of Mme. Patry, "Chamillac;" nighl March i, benefit of Mme. 
Hading, "Camille; "matinee March 2, Coquelin-Hading in 
"Denise;" and evening March 2, " L'Aventuri&re. " On March 4, 
"The Cav'alicr ." by Adolf d'Ennery, a dapted by Henry S. Lee and 
Geo. H. Jesso p. 



Eglantine .... Minnie Seligman 
Chevalier dc Launoire . . Henry Lee 
Count de Clereraont . . F. Reinau 
Baron de Darbini^re Tbos. WhiSen 
Marquis de Souvil . . S. C Dubois 
Geo. de Larcy . . C. F. Tingay 



Farty Walter Craven 

De Koce Fred Corbclt 

D'Effiat R. Clark 

Louise .... Dora Goldthwaite 
Regent of France . . . H. Vinton 
De t^unay .... John Ellsler 



The McCaull opera company reappeared March !i, in "Boc- 
caccio. " 

"The May Queen " was sung for the first time in America April 
I. and had this cast: 

The Queen .... Harriet Avery | Stiles John J. Raffael 

Lady Beatrice . . Marion Manola Duke .... Chas. W. Dun^^n 

Roxana Laura Joyce-Bell Lieut. Wilmore . . Edmund Stanley 

Nancy Annie Meyers i Ellen Josephine Knapp 

Harry McDonald . • Eugene Oudin Lydia Louise Edgar 



Toby Digby Bell 

Urd Middlcditch . De Wolf Hopper 
Giles Jeff, de Angelis 



Betty Florence Willey 

Rose Lucy I'ixley 



Marshall P. Wilder's benefit occurred matinee April 23. "The 
May Queen" was sung for the last time the night of May 7, and 
that date marked the withdrawal of Laura Joyce-Bell and Digby 
V. Bell from Col. McCaull's forces. "Clover " was presented for 
the first time May 8, and the cast was: 



Count Willfried ~. Chas. W. Dungan 
Don Cristoval d'Olivarez J. de Angelis 
Marquis de Rochefericres Geo. Wade 
Abbe Daudiii . . ■ Louts Schradvr 
Senor Fetronella . Mathilde Cottretly 

Rudolf Eugene Oudin 

Casimir De Wolf Hnpper 

Dr. Track L. M orison 



Bertram 

Martial 

Pascal 

Stella 

Fannie 

Klorinc 

Rosetta 



H. A. Cripps 
. - E. Sunley 
. Chas. Meyers 
Marion Mauola 
. Annie Meyers 
. Carrie Burton 
Josephine Knapp 



Mrs. D. P. Bowers took a benefit afternoon of May 9, 1889. 
Among those who appeared were \V. J. Florence and company, 
De Wolf Hopper, Maggie Mitchell and company, Mme. Cottrclly, 
J. K. Emmet and company, Minnie Palmer, R. A. Roberts, 
Marion Manola, Tommy Russell, Gillette, Alberta Gallatin, Harry 
Edwards, Percy Hunting, and Mrs. D. P. Bowers herself. 



336 A HISTORY OF THE NEW YORK STAGE C««9 



"The — American Count ess" was acted mating May i6, for the 
first time in New Ybrk.To? the Southern Soldiers' Home benefit. 
It had this cast: Hortcnsc Paliano, Julia Wheeler; Mrs. Van 
Cortland, Virginia Buchanan ; M iss Van Cortland, Johnstone 
Bennett; Leopold Sylvia Barapa, F_ J. Henley; Arthur Morton, 
Wilton Lackaye; Algernon Sidney Stubbs, Charles Dickson; 
Dr. Allan McAllan, William Herbert; Giacomo FracateUi, John 
Kellerd. Marion Manola withdrew from the cast of "Clover" 
June 10, and her part was played for the rest of the week by 
Josephine Knapp. Miss Manola returned to the cast July 29. 
and Eugene Uudin also resumed his part on that date. He died 
in London, Eng. , Nov. 4, 1894, 

The one hundredth performance of J^ Clover " occurred Aug. 14. 
Tomasso Sal vi n i reappeared in America" Oct. i o, 1 88g, when 
he commenced an American tour, under the direction of A. M. 
Palmer, with "Samson," which had not before been seen here, 
except in its Italian form, when Sig. Salvini produced it at the 
Academy of Music during his first American engagement, in the 
fall of 1873. He was supported by an English-speaking company. 
He played "Samson" Oct. 13, this being the only evening he 
acted the first week. "Othello" was given Oct. 16, 19; "Sam- 
son," Oct. 14, 17; "The Gladiator," Oct. 21, 25; "Othello," Oct 
23; "Samson," matinee Oct. 26; "Othello," Oct. 28, matinee 
Nov. 3; "The Gladiator," Nov. 6; "Samson," Nov. 7. The 
theatre was closed on the evenings Salvini did not appear. 

Charles Wyndham and his company began an engagement Nov. 
4, in " David Garrick " : 



David Garrick . ■ Chas. Wyndham 
Ararainta Brown . . . Emily Miller 
Simon Ingnt . . . Leslie Corcoran 
Squire Chivy . . . Geo Giddens 

llrown Sidney Valentine 

George E. Emery 



Mrs. Smith .... Ffolliott Paj^et 

Smith \Vm. Blakeley 

Jones S. Howson 

William F. Atherljr 

Ada Ingot Mary Moore 



Wm. Blakeley, Geo. Giddens, and E. Emery had been seen in 
this country before, all the others then making their American 
dibnt. as did also Edith Penrose. " David Garrick " was preceded 
by "A Household Fairy," with Edith Penrose as Kate. On Nov. 
II "The Candidate" was seen for the first time in New York, and 
had this cast ; '~ 



Lord Oldacre . . 
Capt. Hazelfooi . 
Amos Martlett 
Bamahas Goodeve 
Lady Osterly . . 



Chaj. Wyndham 

Wm. E. Gregory 

Stanley Howson 

. Wm. Blakeley 

FfoUlott Paget 



lady Oldacre ■ 
Alaric Baffin . 
Jacobs . . . 
Mn. Martlett . 
Lady Dorothy 



Eleanor Leyshon 

. Geo. Giddens 

. . F. Atherly 

Emily Miller 

Mary Moore 



"Wild Oats" was revived Dec. 2 for one week, preceded by the 
farce, "Trying It On." Wyndhara was the Rover, and Mary Moore 



was Lady Amaranth. "The Headless Man " was seen for the first 
time in America Dec. 9, when the cast was: 



Robert Hedley . Chirles Wyndham 
Ccn. Blctchmgly . . . W. BUkeley 

Fred Otway E. Emery 

Algernon Harcourt . W. E. Grecory 

Wentworth Bracebridgc C. Cidaens 

Mr. Nupley .... S. Valentine 

I Jenkiiu Claude Edmonds 



Servant ....... E. Emery 

Mrs. Torrington . . Miss E. Leyshon 
Mrs. Gen. Bletchingly Miss F. Paget 
MiR«i Trimmer . . Miss E. Miller 
Lydia Marchmont . Miss E. Penrose 
Mrs. Hedley .... Mary Moore 



" Delicate Ground " was also acted, with Wyndham as Citizen 
Sangfroid, George Giddcns as Alplionse, and Mary Moore as 
Pauline. Wyndham closed his engagement Dec. 14, and was 
followed Dec. 16 by Richard Mansfield in "Richard III.," cast 
thus: 



King Henry VI. . 

Prince of Wales . . 

Duke of York . . 

Duke of Gloster . - 
Duke o( Buckingham 

Duke of Norfolk . . 
Earl of Richmond 



Mr. Evans 

May Haines 

Isa Bowman 

Mr. Mansfield 

D. H. Markiiis 

Mr. Roberts 

. Mr. Lawrence 



Lord Stanley . . . 
Sir Richard Ratcliffe 
Earl of Oxford . . 
Queen Elizabeth . . 
Duchess of York . . 
Lady Anne . . 



. Charles Dade 
. . F. Smiles 
. . Mr. Stuart 
. . Ada Dyas 
Mme. Ponisi 
Beatrice Cameron 



Mr. Mansfield's support contained several people new to this 
city, among them the Misses Isa and N. Bowman, Hubert Druce, 
and Edgar Norton. Matin<^e Dec. 21 the members of Mr. Mans- 
field's company gave the 6rst English performance in this city of 
an Ibsen play, "Nora, or A Doll's Home," Beatrice Cameron as 
Dora. A German version of this drama had already been seen 
here at the Amberg Theatre. "Nora" was given for the matinfce 
Jan. 8, 1890. 

In consequence of illness. Mr. Mansfield did not appear Jan. ii» 
and D. H. Harkins played Richard, and Hubert Druce acted Buck- 
ingham. Marion Earle appeared Jan. 13 as Queen Elizabeth, Ada 
Dyas retiring. "Richard III." ended Jan. 18, followed Jan. 20 
by "Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde " " PnnceKarl^jan. 27. 

The theatre was closed Feb. 3, 4, for a rehearsal of " Master and 
Man/' acted, for the first time in America, Feb. 5, when it had this 
cast: 



Jack Walton . . 
Robert Carlton 
Humpy Logzn 
Tom Honeywood 
Jim Burleigh . . 
Crispin St. Jones 
Levano . . . . 



. . J. H. Gilmour 
. . E. B. Norman 
Richard Mansfield 
Russell Baiuiett 
. . L. Eddtnger 
. W, J. Ferguson 
. . Hubert Druce 



Jim 

Ned Barton . . 
John Wlllett . . 
Little Johnny . . 
Kesiah Honeywood 
Leity LtEhtfoot 
Hester Thornbury 



h'rank Smiles 

Franklyn Roberts 

D. H. Harkins 

WaLlie Kddinger 

Katharine Rogers 

Beatrice Cameron 

Isabelle Evesson 



Mr. Mansfield closed his engagement Feb. 15. 

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338 A HISTORY OF THE NEW YORK STAGE C»89o 



Mr. and Mrs. Kendal were to have appeared here Feb. 17. but 
were transferred to the Fifth Avenue Theatre^ and this huusc was 
closed Feb. 17 for a rehearsal of "The Gondoliers," by Gilbert 
and Sullivan, produced here for the first time Feb. I8» and with 
this cast: 



The Duke F. David 

Luis Mr. Le Maistre 

Marco Richard Clarke 

Giuseppe K- Temple 

AntODio Mr. Rowlands 

Francesco Mr. Boole 

Gioreio Mr. Kavanagh 

Annibale P. Chartes 



Don Alhambra . . . F. BUUngton 

Duthtss Kate Taiby 

Casilda Nora Phyllis 

Gianetia Esther Palflser 

Tessa Mary DuECan 

Fiametta .... Mattic Ccr^ffrcy 

Vittoria Coca Tinnie 

Inez Rose Leighton 



Richard Temple and Mr. Rowlands made their American dibut, 
and Mr. Hillington his American reappearance. Lenore Snyder 
sang the part of Gianctta Feb. 25, in place of Esther Palliser, J. 
W. Herbert appeared March 12, as the Duke. Frank C- Bangs, 
who had been ill for some time, look a benefit afternoon March 
13. In addition to other attractions, W. H. Crane and his com- 
pany appeared for the first time in New York in " Le Voyage de 
M. Ferrichon;" also an act of "County Fair " with Neil Burgess 
in the cast: " A Man p| ^h^ynHfr' wifh !fclaiirirg Barrymore as 
Captain Bradley; a one-act comedy, " Prudence Rud d" in which 
George Edgar played the chief part, and ^ recitation by Mr. 
Bangs. 

A performance of "The Gondoliers" took place Thursday after- 
noon, April 17, by Francis Wilson's company, who were playing 
it in Philadelphia. The company came over from Philadelphia 
on a fast train Thursday forenoon, arriving at the theatre shortly 
before one o'clock, k m. The full orchestra and costumes were 
carried. The cast was: Giuseppe Palmicri, Francis Wilson; 
Marco Palmicri, Hubert Wilkc; The Duke. Chas. Plunkett; Luiz, 
Thos. H. Persse ; Don Alhambra, H. Macdonough ; Antonio, 
Geo. H. Carr; Francesco, James Glisson; Giorgio, B. F. Joslyn ; 
Annibale, Richard Guise; Ricardo, F. W. Steiger; Gianetta, 
Laura Moore; Fiametta, Lucile Garceau; Vittoria. Jessie Quig- 
ley; Guila, Ida Kissing; Duchess of Plazo-Toro, Elma Dclaro; 
Casilda, Nettie Lyfurd; Inez, Effie Chamberlain; Tessa, Marie 
Janscn. After the performance, at four o'clock the comp.iny 
took carriages to the ferry and made the trip to Philadelphia, 
arriving in ample time to give their regular evening performance 
at the Broad Street theatre. The last performance of "The 
Gondoliers" at this house was evening of April 19. 

"JDie^ Steppi ng Stone" was first acted here April 2I1 and had 
this cast: 



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Mrs. Arden Ida Vernon 

Rutli Ida Waierman 

Cynthia .... Deatricc MorcUnd 
Miranda . . . Adelaide Stanhope 

Phyllis May Haines 

Rocschen Kate Osterle 

Jessie Sallie Williams 



Gcely .... Marguerite Fields 
Ttiurman Noycs . ■ ■ Aug. Leviclc 
Royat Mackenzie . . . H. Hansell 
Churcli Twinkler . . . . H. Hills 

Nick Vale S. Bowkett 

Caleb Knox F. Russell 

Doct. Wyke J. A. Lane 

No performance was given April 28. It was announced from the 
sta^e that John A. l^ne of the cast had been taken suddenly ill, 
and the house was dismissed. It was reopened April 29 with " The 
Stepping S^9ne." The annual benefit of the Actors' Fund "look 
place afternoon May 2. 

"JQl£_EdLUir " was acted for the first time in this city, May 5. 
and had this cast : 



Col, John Hawkins . . Louis Aldrich 
Sir MonlagUf: Moon 

Charles W. Garthome 
Stephen Morton . . . J. E. Kellcrd 
William BarrinRton . . J. L. Edwards 
Clinton Barrington ■ . Kobert Edeson 



Ruby Frank B. Hatch 

Tim Frank Lamb 

Josephine Jeffreys . Dora Goldthwaite 
Ellen IJarrington Virdnia Harned 
Laura Hawkins . . . Jessie Storey 
Paltic Ella Gardner 



" Clarisse. or a Wife's WjL " was seen for the first time on any 
stage matinee May 15. Thecast was : 



De Hautevillc . . . Ebeo Plympton 
Ue Momo ..... Frazer Coulter 
Marquis de Hauteville 

W. H- Crompton 
De Blenvenue . . . Howell Hansel 



Clarisse de Hautevillc 

Rachel Macauley 
CIoHlde Brown . . . Ida Waterman 

Suunne May Dowling 

Marie dc Hauteville ■ Jennie Dunbar 



The last-named lady was a pupil of Mrs, Macauley, and made 
her professional di5but, as Marie. At a matinee May 22 " Th e 
£iUlor " was given, for the benefit of the Post Graduate Hospital! 

"Thfi— Etiitor " closed the house May 31. An authors' matini^e 
took place June 17, when " 4 ^ Foregone Conclusion " was done, 
with this cast: 

Don Ippolito . . . Sidney Bowkett 
Count del Feori . . Malcolm Bradley 
Florida Vervain . . . Grace Kimball 

Henry Ferris C. Dixon 

Cecco .... Jerome F. Stevens 

This dramatization of W^^Di-tJo'^c^^s' novel was originally acted a"V 
a matinee at the Madison Square Theatre, Nov. 18, 1886. Morain e " ' 
was acted for the first time afternoon of June 18, when iTHacTthis 
cast : 



Thomas W. F. Randolph 

Mrs. Vervain. . . . Adete Clarke I 

Kilty Ruth Carpenter! 

Miranda ..... Bessie Booth/ 



RomaooCf Perovaa, Adelaide Fiti-AUan 
Vladimir Bazaroff . John E. Ketlerd 
Ivan Markovna . . Harold Hartscll 
Gregory Petrovllch James E. Jackson 
Lore Camsford . . . Walter Perkins 

James Htnrl Lynn 

Peter TomofTsky . . Livingston Morse 



Michael John Lewis 

Mabel Drysdale . . . Kate Bartlett 
.Mrs. Hudson Powderly 

Mrs. Emily Ravner 

Chrissc f^JP^y Alcolt 

Mme. Verikoff .... Anna Ward 



340 A HISTORY OF THE NEW YORK STAGE Ci»9o 



This play was originally produced at Detroit, May lo, 1888. 
/Friday afternoon, June 20, " Lara," a seven-act drama, was first acted : 



Due dc Courval . . 
Antotnc La Kue . . 
Tom Meredith . . 
Marcus GeldheinMt ■ 
Monsieur Leon . . 
Plcot .... 
Jtanne . . . Mrs. 



Frank Mordaunt 

Jo&eph Holland 

Robert Hilllard 

. Geo. Osborne 

Edward Coleman 

Thomas McGrath 

John Chamberlain 



Duct)ei*e Ida Vernon 

Madge RavenscroEt . Virginia Hamed 
Nanon Daudel . . Mrs- Sot Smith 
Sister Elise ... Alice Brown 

Felice Phyllis Rankin 

Toinettc . - Little Dot Clarendon 
Sara Lyons . . Mrs. McKec Kankin 



This was the debut of Phyllis Rankin, and the first appearance in 
several months of Emily Thome (Mrs. John Chamberlain). 

" The Sea K ing " was produced for the first time in this city 
June 23, the casT^f which was : 



Don Bamboula .... Ed. Stevens 

Dolores Ealher Palliscr 

Roslta Annie Meyers 

Miguel Lena .Merville 

Donna Olima . . . . Elma Delaro 
Don Fedrillo . . . Thos. H. Persse 

Pedro J. C. Miron 

Palmo Charles H. Jones 

Pompo George W. Ccrbi 

Marcclla Tolic Pettil 

Aretta Cccilc Kissing 

NaneLla .... Angela Tegalini 



Onita Eva Evans 

Peptta LqIu Farnuice 

Carmencita . . . -May Eckh.ird 

Oreta Clara Allen 

Nanita Blanche Howard 

Angelo Wm. Sieiper 

Marco Ed. Everett 

Beppo E. B. Knight 

Marcetto Josic Knipht 

Onoto Alma DcHmtrnd 

Macolo .... Edgeworth Wallace 
Mateo de Quevedo . . Hubert Wilke 



Hubert Wilke. in consequence of hoarseness, retired after July 5, 
and his part was sung by VVm. Stciger. J. C. Miron retired after 
July 7. and Frank Howard took his place July 8. Richard Stahl. 
co-auihor and composer of the opera, conducted the orchestra 
evening of July 11. for the first lime in this city. "The Red 
Hussar" was produced for the first time in America Aug. 5, when 
the cast was : 



Ralph Rodney . - Hemdon Morsell 
Sir Middlesex Mashem, J W. Handley 
Corporal Bundy . . William Gilbert 
Sir Harry Leighton . . James Sauvage 
Mr. William fiyles . . . Jos. C. Fay 
Gaylord .... Melville Stuart 



Maybud Carl Hanberg 

Barbara Bellasys ■ Isabelle Crc^uhart 

Daisy Lcona Clarke 

Mrs. Magpie . . . Fannie Edwards 
Kitty Carroll . ■ ■ Marie Tempest 



This was the American d€but of Marie Tempest. Wm. Gilbert 
retired from the cast after Aug. 20, and R. F. Carroll took the part 
of Corporal Bundy Aug. 21. Marie Tempest was too ill (0 appear 
Sept. 5. 6. and her place was taken by Maud Collins. Birdie Irving, 
a dancer, made her first appearance in this country Oct. 6. She 
danced in the second and third acts of "The Red Hussar." This 
opera was withdrawn Oct. 13. and the Jefferson-Florence company 
began an engagement in "The Heir at Law," cast thus: 



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341 



Zekiel Homespun 
Deborah Dowlas . 
Cicely HomespuD 
Caroline Dormer 
Daniel Dowlas 
Dick Dowlas . . 



W. ]. Florence 
. . Mme Ponisi 
. . . Viola Allen 
. Elsie Lombard 
. . V. C. Uaiijjs 
Frederick Paulding 



Dr. Pangloss .... Jos. Jefiersoa 
Henry .\?orelaad . . . F. G. Ross 
Kenrick .... G. \V. Detiham 

Waiter Jos. Warren 

John J. H- Goodwin 

Atphonse .... tJarney Vincent 



"The Heir at Law " was played for four weeks. " The Middle- 
man" iiad its first American performance Nov. 10, when Edward 
S. Willard made his American d^but The cast was: 



Cyrus BIcnkam . , . E. S. Willard 
Captain Chandler . . . E. \r. Bell 

Baity Todd Harry Cane 

Jesse Fegg . . . . E. W. Gardiner 
Maude Chandler .... Vida Croly 

Dancper Percy Winter 

Vachell .... Ly&ander Tnomp<ton 
Epiphany .... Harry HoHiday 
Postman Sidney Booth 

This was the American debut of Messrs. Cane, Matthews, and 
Gardiner. Mr. Harbtiry was here with Henry Irving. A special 
matinee, Nov. 17, was.given for the benefit of a Christmas toy fund 
for poor children. " Judab " was seen Dec. 29, for the first time in 
America, when the cast was: 



Dutton .... 
Joseph Chandler . 
Sir Scatun Umuhavi 
l^dy Umpliavitle 
Mrs. Chandler 
Felicia Umphaville 
Nancy Blerkarn - 
.Mary Blenkarn 



Hugh Hastings 

Charles Hnrbury 

lie. .Sant Matthews 

Katliarine Rogers 

Mrs. E. J. Phillips 

, Maxine BlUiott 

Agnes Milter 

Marie Burroughs 



Judab . . 
Prof. Jopp . 
Sophie Jopp 
Mr Frail . 
Juxon Prall 
Roper . . 
Pap worthy - 



. E S. Willard 

Sant Matthews 

. May Brookyn 

Harry Cane 

E. W. Gardiner 

Hugh Hastings 

Reuben Fax 



Grainger .... Harry HoUiday 

Dcthic Royce Carletoo 

Vaitliti Marie Burroughs 

Lord Asgirby . . . Charles Marbury 
Lady Eve Asgarby ■ . Bessie Halton 
Mrs. Prall .... Katharine Rogers 
Mawson . . . Lysander Thompsoa 



This was the American ddbut of Royce Carleton. and the first 
appearance on the stage of Bessie Hatton, daughter of J. L. Hatton, 
the English journalist. " Judah " had its last representation Eeb. 2, 
1891. The house was closed evening of Feb. 3, and " fohn Nee<F* 
ham's Double " was acted, for the first time on any stage, Feb. 4* 
cast as follows : 



Joseph Norbury [ 
John Needham i 



. Mr, WilUrd 

Hichard Woodville . E. W. Gardiner 
Horace West . . . Charles Harbury 
Col. Calhoun Booker Burr Mclntosn 
Sanders . ■ . Lysandcr Thompson 
Kate Norbury . . Marie Burroughs 
Dorothy Norbury . . . Cccile Rush 
Mrs. Needham . . Katharine Rogers 

" Wealth " was presented Feb. 
The cast was : 



Virginia Fleetwood ■ . Maxioe Elliott 

Grant Royce Carleton 

Noland Sant .Matthews 

Ptrcy Tellant .... Bessie Hatton 

I'homas Harry Cane 

Jim Hugh Hastings 

Hannah Cora Edsall 

Atkinson .... Fanny Jackson 
Sadie May Buckley 

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342 A HISTORY OF THE NEW YORK STAGE C«»»« 



Matthew Ruddock 
p;dith Ruddock . 
Jolin Ruddock 
Dr. UriiCoU . . 
Wakeley . . . 
Palfreynian . . 
Mrs. Palfreyman . 
Percy Palfteyman 



. - .Mr. Willard 

. Marie burroughs 

Royce Carleion 

Sani Matthews 

IlaiT)' Holliday 

■ Charles HartHiry 

Mre. E. J. Phillips 

K. \V. Gardiner 



Rev. Mr Checselcy 
Mrs. Checseley . . 
Buck master . . . 
Paul Davoren . . . 
Madge Davorcti . . 
Qive Dashwood . 
Gaskin 



. Percy Winter 

Kaiharine K(^rs 
. . Harry Cane 
. Louis Masscn 
. Bessie Hatton 
H. G. Lon&dale 
. Hugh Hasting 



A matinee perfonnance was given Feb. to for the benefit of Annie 
Russell (Mrs. E. W. Prcsbrey), who had been ill for about two 
years, when "Sweet Will," by H.l^ Jones, was acted, for the first 
time in New York. / 

This house was closed Good Friday night (March 27). "The 
Middleman" was revived March 28. Ressie Hatton played Nancy, 
and L. F. Massen was Joseph Chandler. Sarah Bernhardt gave a 
special performance of " Fedora " Monday afternoon, March 30, for 
the benefit of the Dispensary of the New York Racteriological and 
Pasteur Institute. That night Bernhardt also piaycd in New Haven. 
A benefit on the afternoon of April 3 was in aid of the Actors' Fund. 

E. S. Willard appeared April 6. in " John Necdham's Double. " 
and he closed his encjagement April 11, with "Old Soldiers" and 
" My Wife's Dentist." The cast of " Old Soldiers " was : Lionel 
Leveret^ Mr.^illard : Cassidy, H. Cane; Captam McTavJsh, Royce 
Carleton ; Gordon Lockhart, K. W. Gardiner ; Kate, Jennie Eus- 
tace; Mary, Maxine Elliott; Mrs. Moss, Ethel Douglas. Mr. Wil- 
lard's engagement was not a financial success. This was not the 
fault of the actor, but of the public, who had become so accustomed 
to the "musical comedies" of the day that they preferred horse- 
play to good, legitimate acting; for Mr. Willard was a legitimate 
actor in every sense of the word, — an actor who possessed rare 
talents, and a better actor than England had sent us in many years. 

Mr. and Mrs. Kendal appeared here April 13 in "The Weaker 
Sex." which was repeated April 14 and matinee April 18; "Im- 
pulse " was seen April 15 ; "A Scrap of Paper." at matinee April 15 ; 
*'The Ladies' Battle" atid "A Happy Pair." April 16, 17; "The 
Queen's Shilling," evening April 18. " The Ironmaster" was given 
April 20, repeated April 21, matinee April 22, and evening April 25 : 
" A Scrap of Paper," evening April 22 ; " The Money Spinner " and 
"Uncle's Will," April 23, 24; "The Queen's Shilling/* matinee 
April 25; and the engagement closed evening April 25. Rose 
Coghlan presented. April 27, "^Lady Barter ," by Chas. Coghlan, 
preceded by " Dream P'aces," iTi esc prays then had their firsTNew 
York representation. The cast of " Dream Faces " was: Robert, 
Arthur Dacrc; Phillip. Hugo Tolandl Margaret, Amy Roselle 
(Mrs. Arthur Dacre); Lucy, Kijou Fernandez. The cast of " Lady^ 
Barter" was : 



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343 



Col. Pcarce . . 
Lord Drcnt . . 
Archdeacon Short 
General Peters 



John T. Sullivan 
. Hu^o Toland 
. Thos. VVhrffen 
Herbert Can- 



Wright Chaa. E. Edwin 

Ser\rant John Conton 



Mary Brent . . Beatrice Moreland 
Justine . . Etta E. Baker (Mrs. Luke 

Martin) 

Juliette Fanny Nelson 

Lady Barter .... Rose Coghlan 



Herbert Carr was taken from the cast evening of April 28, and 
Luke Martin played the General. At the end of the first act, 
April 30. Mr. Martin was seized with a hemorrhage, and Arthur 
Dacre read his part. Herbert Carr played the C^neral May i. 
*' Dream Faces *' was acted for the last time April 28, and " The 
Lost Thread " was produced matinee April 29, with Arthur Dacre 
as Sir George Seymour and Amy Roselle as Lady Seymour. Yon- 
kers amateurs appeared afternoon April 30 in " The Mikado." in 
aid of a room for the theatrical profession in the Hahnemann Hos- 
pital. " Nance Oldfield " was first acted in this city May 5. 

" The Tar and tjie Tartar" was sung, for the first time in this 
city, May 1 1 , when~thc cast was : 

Mutey Hassan .... Oieby Bell Yussuf Chas. Meyers 

F'artna Helen Bertram Toiu Grace Hamilton 

Alpica Laura Joyce Bell Odeliaka Carrie Noyes 

Taffeta Annie Meyers Cardamon Hubert Wiike 

KhartooD .... W- F. Rochester Lambrekia .... Joseph Knapp 

Pajama . Fred Frear Moket Charles H. Jones 

Adam Itzel, the author of "Tar and Tartar," died rn Baltimore, Md., 
Sept. 5, 1893, of consumption. He was but twenty years of age. 

Helen Bertram withdrew from the cast of '* The Tar and the Tar- 
tar" after May 22, and Josephine Knapp sang the part of Farina. 
A benefit was given afternoon of June i to Mr. and Mrs. Arthur 
Dacre. Charles Wayne succeeded W. F. Rochester in the cast of 
" T^e Tar and the Tartar" June i. Elisc Warren first appeared 
June 8, as Farina. Julian Edwards became the musical director 
the same night. Elise Warren retired June 16, and Josephine 
Knapp assumed her part. Omcne, otherwise known as Madge 
Hargrcavcs, and Naadine Mutry, formerly assistant of Yank Hoc, 
the juggler, was seen June 22, doing a dance in the courtyard scene 
in the second act. She was barefooted. She did not appear after 
June 23. Digby Hell did not play at the matinde July 4. and Fred- 
eric Frear took his place. Hubert Wilkc was out of the cast several 
evenings, commencing July i, owing to illness. His place was filled 
by Ravenscroft. Annie Caldwell acted Taffeta at the matinee 
Aug. I. The one hundredth consecutive performance of "The Tar 
and the Tartar" took place Aug. 18. Annie Meyers retired Aug. 19, 
and Annie Caldwell again acted Taffeta. "The Tar and the Tar- 
tar" closed Sept. 5, and was followed, Sept. 7, by " Amy Robaari," 
the cast of which was: 




344 A HISTORY OF THE NEW YORK STAGE C«*» 



Earl of Leicester. 
Earl of Sussex 
Mike Lambourne 
Wayland Smith . 
Lortl Shrewsbury 
Giles Gosling ■ 
Lawrence Goldthread. 
Queen Klizabeth - 



Henry Miller 
Alfred Uurnhvn 
. Sidnev Booth 
Edward Klftner 
Frederick Guest 
Robert V. Percy 
Herbert Smcdley 
Blanche Walsbe 



Janet Foster . . 
Duchess of Rutland 
Amy Rc^isart . ■ 
Richard Varaey • 
TresiUiin . . . 



. Kate Blaocke 

Kate llanos 

Marie Wainwricht 

. . Uanon Hill 

Wm. Inuersoll 



Bowyer Wallace hruce 

ToDy Foster . . . . £. Y- Backus 



/: 



"Alabama" was presented Nov. 2. The cast was: 



Col. PrestoD . 
Col. Moberiy 

ArmstroDj; . . 
Lathrop Page 
Decatur 
Mrs. Page - 



. 1. H. Sioddart 
E. M 



Holland 
Edward Hell 
E. S. Ahelcs 
Reuben Fax 
Mrs. Agnes Booth 



Mrs. Stocltlon . - Emily Seward 
Carey Preston . . . Agnes Miller 
Squire Tucker Charles L. Harris 

Captain Davenport, Maurice Barrymore 
Raymond Pape . . Waldea Ramsay 
Atlanta Mobcrlr . . • Nellie Howard 



L 



Walden Ramsay had retired from the profession at Chicago while 
the "Alabama" company were playing there in the summer of 
1891. He reappeared on this occasion. On Nov. 26 Thco, Moss 
purchased the house No. 29 East Thirty-first Street, adjoining the 
-stage, for the purpose of increasing its depth about thirty feet. 
Dec 9 a matinee performance of " Margaret Flemi ng" was giv< 
with this cast : 



len. 



Philip Fleming . 
Dr. Larkin . 
Joe Fletcher . . 
Inspector of Police 
Detective . . . 
Officer .... 
Bill Haggerty . ■ 
Office Hoy - . . 
Charlie Burton 



. . E. M. Bell 
. E. M. Holland 
Chas. L. Harris 
Walden Ramuy 
. E. S. Al>eles 
, W. H. Pope 
Reuben Fax 
. Bennic Singer 
Master Hughes 



Johnny Lynch . . Campbell Mowat 
Margaret Fleming Mrs. James Heme 
Maria Bindly ... *' "' •' ' 

Mrs. Burton ) 
EUen Cook f * " 
Mrs. Bradv .... Nellie Lingnnj 
Old Lady ' . . Mrs. Wallace Bn'ltoa 
MIks Edwards . . Adelaide Rowe 
Little Lucy Viola Ncill 



Maitie Earle 
Helen Goold 



Mrs. Scott-Siddons returned to the dramatic stage the afiernoon 
of Dec. 17, when was acted for the first time " What a Woman ! " an 
adaptation of " I/Aventuriere " ("Home"). ~T}ie cast : Mrs. Jud- 
son Stripworth, Mrs. Scott-Siddons; Jonquil Wesseley, Flora W^ool- 
ver ; Susy Retlaw, Flora Clitherow ; Horner Hearne, Miss C. Bums ; 
Charles Hector Hulby, W. Granville; Charlie Sturton, E. Tarleton ; 
Squire Wesseley, Mcrvyn Dallas; Harry Wesseley, H. St. Maur. 

The one hundredth i>erformance of " Alabama" took place Jan. 6, 
1892. Agnes Booth sprained her ankle during the performance 
evening Jan. 7, and when she arose the pain was so great that she 
had to continue the act sitting on the little settee outside the house. 
Mrs. Holland, her " understudy," played her part during the re- 
mainder of the performance. A professional mating of " Alabama " 
was given Jan. 11. ^— ^— 

"Jim the Penman " was revived here Jan. 20, when it had this 
cast: James Ralston. Frederic Robinson; Louis Pcrctval. Maurice 



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Barrymore; Baron Hartfeld, Charles Harris ; Capt. Redwood, E. M. 
Holland; I^rd Drclincourt, E. M. Bell; Jack Ralston. Walden 
Ramsay; Chapston, Reuben Fax; Netherby, E. S. Abeles ; Petty- 
wirs» Lysander Thompson; George, Ralph Bartlctt ; John, Harry 
Hogan ; Nina, Agnes Booth ; Agnes, Maud Harrison ; Lady Duns- 
coRibe, Mrs. E. J, Phillips; Mrs. Chapston, Emily Seward. In 
consequence of illness, Mrs. Booth was unable to appear, and Ada 
Dyas played Nina until Jan. 25, when Mrs. Booth reappeared. 
"Jim the Penman " was withdrawn Feb. 3, when "The Broken 
Seal" had its first American representation. It was acted in I^n- 
don, April 3. 1890, under the title of •' A Village Priest." The 
cast here was : 



Marguerite de Tremetllan 

Maud Harrison 
Jeanne Torquenie . . Julia Arthur 
Madeline . . . Mrs. E. J. Phillipa 
Comtesse de Tremeillan Agnes Booth 



AhW Dubois . . Frederic Robinson 
Jean Torouenie . . . J. H. Stoddnrt 
Armand d'Arcay . . . . £. M. Ucll 
Captain of Genaarmes Keuben Fax 

Francis E. S. Abeles 

Mmc. d'Arcay Mrs. D. P. tlowers 

A matinee was given Feb. 15 for the benefit of the Sorosis Club, 
Maud Harrison was out of the cast of " The Broken Seal " Feb. 22, 
and her part was acted by Agnes Miller. Mme. Irma Diligenti, an 
Italian actress, who had made her American d^but at Philadelphia, 
took a benefit afternoon of Feb. 25. 

The Kendals returned here March 7, when " A While Lie" wa» 
produced, with this cast: 



Sir John Molyneux . . . Mr. Kendal 
Geo. Desmond . . . Mr. Bucklau' 
Capt. Tempest . . . George Allison 
Wheatcroft . . George F. Huntley 
DIxoo H. Deane 



Ijwly Molyneux . . . Violet Raye 

Hannah Barbara Huntley 

Maid Miss Fairbrother 

Daisy Desmond . Juliette de Gngnan 
Kate Desmond ... Mrs. Kendal 



It was repeated March 8, matinee and evening March 9; "Im- 
pulse." March 10; "A Scrap of Paper." March 11; "The Iron- 
master," matinee March 12; "Still Waters Run Deep," night of 
March 12. " Katherine j vavanagh " w as played for the first times 
in this city March 14 and^ann^c March 16. Its cast was ; 



PROLOGUE. 



Reginald Hawley 
Sir Fhilip Lidyard 
Edouard . . . 
M. Marxell . . 



Reginald Hawley 
Colonel Kavanagh 
Hoell Brinnllow . 
Sir Fhilip Lidyard 
Fennian . . 



. . Mr. Kendal 

Georfre Alli»on 

. H. Nye Chart 

. J. L. Mackay 



Madame de Quayroa 

Jenlcin-s 

Mrn. Dudlciffh . . 



PLAY. 



. . Mr. Kendal 

. Joseph Carne 

J. E. Dodson 

George Allison 

H. Deane 



Lady Bulterworih 
Mrs. Dabb Hcndley 
Margery Kavanagh . 
Mrs, Kavanagh 



Florence Cowcll 

Miss Fairbrother 

Mrs. Keudal 



Barbara Huntley 

Florence Bennett 

Nellie Campbell 

Mrs. Kcmlal 




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"The Squire" was revived March 15. 16; "A While Lie," 
March 17; " The Queen's Shilling *' and "Uncle's Will." March 18; 
'* A Scrap of Paper," matinee March 19 ; " The Ironniasier," cven- 
Injf March 19. The house was closed March 21 for a rehearsal of 
" Col. Carter of Cartersville ," by Augustus Thomas, first acted 
March 22, and with this cast : 



Col. C. Fairfax Carter E. M. Holland 
T- B. Kitzpatrick Maurice Barrymore 

Iudee Kcrfoot . Lysander Thompaon 
lajor I'tiomas C. Vancy 

Charles W. Butler 
Adolphine Kramer . . Mr. Bartleti 

Greystone E. S. Abeles 

Willis Morgan . . . . E. M. Bell 



Chad. . . . 

Klutchen . . 

Windom . . 
Ann Carter 
Light Barbour 
Hennr . . 

Mrs. Murray ■ 



Charles L. HarHs 

Reuben Fax 

Walden Ramsay 

Adelaide Kowe 

Agnes Miller 

Nellie Vivian 

. Emily Seward 



A performance of "Pygmalion and Galatea," by children con- 
nected with the profession, and for the benefit of the Actors' Fund 
Fair, was given March 26. The cast was: Pygmalion. Master 
Tommy Russell; Chrysos, Master Wallie Eddinger; Leucippe, 
Rosalind Webling; Agesimas, Little Walter Leon; Mimos, Nan 
Fowler; Galatea, Ollie V. Herkley ; Cynisca, Edith Widmer; Daphne. 
Lucy Webling; Myrine. Gertie Homan. 

On the afternoon of March 27 Helen Barry played "jv M;phrQ 
. .Frolic, " for the benefit of the Actors' Fund. Afternoon March 29, 
another entertainment was given for the benefit of the Fund. The 
programme was " A Modern St. Anthony," with this cast: 



Madame Duprcs . 
Marie .... 

Julie 

La Fanchette . 
Phre Antoine . . 



. Julia Arthur 

Cl.ira Barrow 

May Haines 

Weevie Vivian 

Louis James 



Lord Aahmore 
Jules du Maurier 
Baron Schmidt . 
M. de Foataioe . 



Edward Bell 
. Philip Stanton 

E- S- Alleles 
Horace MitcheU 



" A Stag at Bay " followed, with this cast : 



Fred Livttiestone . James K. Hackett 
GeorRc Lathrop . . Adolph Jackson 
An American District Mes- 
senger Boy . . . Queenic Vassar 



Ralph Barilett 
. Anna Uoyd 
Gcraldine McCann 



Policeman X . . 
Kate Van Tassell 
Jennie Lathrop ■ 
Sophronia Livingstone . ■ Loic Fuller 



■Jupiter" had its first representation May 2. when Digby Bell 
madatifs New York d€but as a star. The cast was : 



Uentatus H. M. Imano 

Grampus Fred Clifton 

Pyrrhus .... Charles Mevcrs 

Octopus C. H. Jones 

Patricius Malonius . .J. Waddin^un 
Marcus Coonius . . £. Forrest Jones 



Publias Mr. Ravenscroft 

Pandora .... Laura Joyce Bell 

Sergius Josephine Knapp 

Juno Hilda Hollins 

Claudia Maude Hollina 

Lucilla Sylvia Thome 



A matinde was given June 7 for the benefit of W. A. Mestayer. 
The season terminated July 9. 



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Digby Bell's first appearance in America was at a concert in 
Chickcring Hall, New York, in 1876, when he made his American 
d^but as a concert singer. He made his debut in grand opera the 
following season, at Montreal, Canada, as Beppo in " Fra Dlavolo." 
When McCauIl and Ford opened the Bijou Theatre, this city, on 
March 31, 1880, he appeared in " Ages Ag o," and 'iCharit y Beg ins 
at Horoc/ ' Digby Valentine Bell went to Italy in 1 872 to sTudy 
music. Early in 18S3 he married I^ura Joyce. 

This house was reopened July iS with "The Mascot," when 
Camille d'Arvilie was Bettina ; William Pruette, Beppo; Yolande 
Wallace, Fiametta; and Henry E. Dixey, Lorenzo. Grace Harper 
made her New York debut Aug. i, as Giuseppe; Kate Uart took 
Hilda HoUins' place as Frederic. Camille d'Arvilie did not appear 
-^ug. 25, owing to illness, and Maude HolHns was seen in her place 
as Bettina. Camille d'Arvilie reappeared Aug. 26. 

" Patience" was sung Aug. 30, with this casi : 



Reginald Bunthornc Henry E. Dixcy 
Archibald Grosvenor Walter Browne 
Colonel Calvcrley William McLaughlin 
Major Nfurgairoyd . . Fred Lennox 
Lieutenant Harold Blake 



Patience 
Lady Jane . 
Lady Angela 
Lady Ella . 
Lady Saphir 



. Lenore Snyder 
Fannie Edwards 
Yolande Wallace 
. Maude Hnllins 
Trixie Friganza 



This was the first appearance in America of Walter Browne, an 
Australian actor. 

" Patience " was sung for the last time Sept. 10. " lolanlhe " 
was revived Sept. r2, and had this cast: 



The Lord Chancellor . H. E. Dixey 
Earl of MounUrarat Fred Lennox 

Earl Trolloller . . . Haruld Blake 
Private Willis . . Wm. McLaughlin 
Strrppon .... W.ilter Browne 
Train Bearer Master Henry E. Dixey 



Queen of the Fairies Flora Finlayson 
loUnthe ..... Yolande Wallace 

Celia Trixie Frigania 

Lelia LfllJan Hawthorne 

Fleta Lola Hawthorne 

Phyllis Ignore Snyder 



Sept. 26, "Trial by Jury" and "The Sorcerer." Dixey closed 
Oct. I. The performance was to conclude with the third act of 
"The Majicot," and Camille d'Ar\'ille had promised to appear as 
Bettina. The comedian waited for her for some time, and was 
finally obliged to go before the curtain and announce the fact that 
she was not in the house. The performance began with the second 
act of " The Sorcerer," and was followed by the second act of 
'• Patience." 

John Drew made his d^but in this city as a star Oct. 3, in " JThe 
Masked Ball," which had this cast : 

Paul Blondet John Drew 

[ Joseph Poulard - - Harry Harwoml 
Louis Martinot . . . Harold Russell 
M Bcrgomat . . . . C. Leslie Allen 
Caaimir Fraok E. Lamb 




Zuzanne Blondet ■ 
Mme. Poulard 
Mme. Bcrgomat . 
Rose .... 



. . Maude Adams 

Virginia Buchanan 

. . Annie Adams 

Lillian Florence 




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" Ariatocracy ." by Bronsoo Howard, was presented Nov. 14, for 
the hrst time m this city, and had this cast: 



^ 



Jefferson Stockton - Wilton Lackaye 

Virginia Viola Allen 

Diana Stockton . . Blanche WaUh 

Sheridan Paul Arthur 

Mr. Haroiltoa Stuart Lawrence 

W. H. Thompson 
Mrs. Lawrence . . . Helen Tracy 
Kaiherine Ten Broeck Lawrence 

Josephine Hail 
Stuyvcunt Lawrence . S. Miller Kent 



Prtoce Emil von Haldenwald 

William Faversham 
Octave, Due de Vigny-Volanie 

Frederick Bond 
The MarqaU o£ Normacdale 

J. W. Pigoit 
The Earl of Carysion-Leiffh 

Hrucc McRae 
Grimthorpe . Henry W. MoDi$;oTnery 
Martin Edwin Mordant 



A benefit to the widow of Charles L. Harris was given the after- 
noon of Jan. 10. 1893. Neil Warner appeared, matinee Jan. 14. in 
the part of Hamilton Stuart Lawrence, \V. H. Thompson retiring. 

Neil Warner died in this city, June 15, 1901. His right name was 
William Uurton Lockwood. He was born in I^ndon, England, in 
1830, and made his first appearance on the London stage at the 
Marylcbone Theatre, in the character of Horatio in " Hamlet." 
After playing for several seasons in England he went to Australia. 
In 1868 he came to America, landing at San Francisco and playing 
across the continent to New York. He made his first appearance 
in this city at the old New York Theatre, on Feb. 20, 1869, as 
Othello, to the lago of McKean Buchanan. When he was leading 
man at Brooklyn, in Mrs. F. B. Conway's company, he met and 
married Belle Chippendale, daughter of Frederick Chippendale, the 
noted old player. He took up his home in Montreal, Canada, where 
with the late Eugene MacDowell he managed the Theatre Royal, 
and afterwards, with the late Feli.x Morris, he managed the Academy 
of Music. He resided in Montreal for about ten years, during which 
time he taught elocution and the art of acting. Finally. Mr. Warner 
grew tired of the monotony of teaching, and determined to begin 
active stage work again. He was engaged by the late Augustin Daly, 
on a four years* contract, to play in New York. He came here with 
his family, but a difficulty arose between Mr. Daly and himself, and 
the contract was cancelled by mutual consent. He was immediately 
engaged for the ' ' Aristocrayy " company. Afterward he became a 
member of Kate Claxton's company, and it was while with her that 
he suffered the apoplectic shock that put an end to his public career. 
Mrs. Warner and three daughters survive the old tragedian. Marien, 
the eldest daughter, retired from the profession in 1900, to become 
the wife of K. S. Hutterfield, of Boston. Lconore is known profes- 
sionally as Leonore Lockwood. and Affie, the youngest daughter, 
played until the close of the past season the leading part in "^ 
Ward qf France. " 

" Ari stocracy _' was acted the last time, Feb. 4, and on Feb. s 



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" Lady Windermere's Fan " was done for the first time in this city, 
A. M. Palmer's "stock" then returning to the home theatre. The 
cast was: 



Lord Windermere . . Edward Bell 
Lord Darlington Maurice Darrymore 
Lord Augustus Lorton E. M. Holland 
Lady Windermere . . .Julia Arthur 
Duchess of Berwick, Mrs. D. P. Bowers 
Lady Plymdale . . Fanny Jackson 
Lady Stuifield • . Marie Henderson 



Mrs. Cowper . 

Clias. Dumby 
Cecil Graham . 
Hopper . . . 
Parker . . . 
Lady Jedburg . 
Lady Agalha . 



Rose Harrington 

J. G. SaviUe 

Walden Ramsay 

Edward S. Abeles 

Guido Marburg 

. Emily Seward 

. - Ann Urhart 



" Twiligh t." adapted from "Le Village" of Octave Fcuillet was 
produceci May i, with this cast: Stephen Prynne. J. G. Savillc; 
Mary, Jennie Eustace; Jack EUwig, E. M. Holland; Delia, Emily 
Seward. " -A^ercedes ^ " by Thos. Bailey Aid rich, was given on the 
same occasion, with this cast : Captain Acbille Louvois, E. J. Henley ; 
Lieut. Laboissiere, Maurice Barrymorc; Padre Josef, J. L. Otto- 
meyer ; Mercedes, Julia Arthur; Old L^rsula, Mrs. U. P. Howers; 
the bill closing with " Twg^ld Boys ." by James Mortimer, which 
bad this cast: Merriwcather, J. H. Stoddart, Chalmers, E. M. Hol- 
land; Frank Jocclyn, Walden Ramsay; Perkins, Alfred Becks; 
Kate Mowbray, Ellen Burg. 

The burlesque " I4Q2 Up to Dat e." was first seen in this city 
May 15, libretto by K. A. Barnet and music by Carl Pfiueger. It 
had this cast : 



Ferdinand of Aragon Walter Jones 

Aloozo de Quint.initia 

Edward M. Favor 

Fclln Will H. Sloan 

Manln Pinton . . Chas. F. Walton 
I>on Pedro Margarrite John C. Sbvin 
CbariesiVin. . . Louis de Smith 
Maid Mabel . . . Yolande Wallace 



Maid Marian . . 

Jim Confidence . 
Erasmus . . . 
Isabella of Castile 
Friulein . . . 
Infanta Cntallna . 
Briilga de Murphy 



■ . Eileen Karl 
. . C. J. Aldep 

Gilbert Gregory 
Richard Harlowe 
Theresa Vaughn 

Hatiic Williams 
Edith Sinclair 



Christopher Columbus . Mark Smith 



The theatre was closed July 1, and the next season began Aug. 26. 
with " 1492." On the afternoon of Nov. 21 there was a performance 
of " AsYhu Like It," when the Forest of Arden was turned into an 
Adamless Eden, all the parts being played by women, as follows: 



Jaques Mmc. Janauschek 

Duke .... Mrs. E. A. Eberle 
Frederick . , Ida Jeffreys Goodfriend 
Le Beau . . . Marguerite St. John 

Charles Marion Abbott 

Oliver ..... .Olive Oliver 

Jacques de Bois . ■ . Ro»elle Knott 

Orlando Matidc Banks 

Adam Mrs. Chambers- Ketchum 



Touchstone ..... Kate Davis 

Corin Sarah McVicker 

Silvius Grace Filkins 

William Laura Burt 

Kosalind Mary Shaw 

Celia Emma Field 

Phcebe Bijou Fernandez 

Audrey May Robson 



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Feb. 5. in 
this cast: 



' The Butterflies/' by Henry Guy Carlcton, which had 



Frederick Ossian 
Andrew Strong . 
Hiram (ireen . . 
BarringtOD . . . 
Nathaniet Bilser 
Coddle . . . . 



. . John Drew 
Lewis Baker 

Harry Harwood 
. Arthur Byron 
. . Leslie AHen 

Frank E. Lamb 



Mrs- Ossian .... Annie Adams 
Suzanne Elise .... Olive May 
Mrs. Beverly Suurt-Dodge 

Kate Meek 
Miriam Maude Adanu 



U 



Henry E. Dixcy came May 7, in " Adonis ." 
"The Theatre of Arts and Lett e 



The season closed 
April 15. "The Theatre of Arts and Letters." gave its final per- 

rformance for subscribers, April 17, when " Giles ^orev. Yeoman " 
was acted, with this cast: 



Giles Corey . . 
Mariha Corey 
Olive Corey . - 
Paul Baylcy . 
Samuel l^arris 
John Ilathorne 
Jooatban Corwin 



Eben Plympton 
. Agnes Booth 
. Grace Kimball 
. Arthur Elliott 
James L. Carhart 
. F. W. Sidney 
. Frank Young 



Anna Hutchin* . 
Widow Hutchins 
.\Iercv Lewis . . 
PhcElie . . . . 
Nancy Fox . . 
Jailer . . . . 



Netta Gaion 
Mamie Johnson 
Marjjaret Kaven 
. Viola McNeil 
. Lizzie N. Hall 
Chas. A. Burke 



The next regular performance of the " The Theatre of Arts and 
Letters," in this city was April t8, when the programme was " Thp 
Decisio n of the Cou rt." by Brander Matthews, and " Qiles <]^Qrev . 
\eoraan7' The first-named play had this cast: Stanyhurst. Eugene 
OrSionde; Mrs. Stanyhurst, Mrs. Agnes Booth; Maid» Margaret 
Raven. 

The Arts and Letters company appeared April 24, in "TTifi^De- 
cisi on of thj^Cour t," and "JthclSquirxsl Inn," a pastoral play by 
Fra nk R. Stoc kton and Eugene W. Presbrey, which had this cast: 



Waller Lodloe 
Mrs. Christie . 
Stephen Fetter 
Mrs. Fetter 



. . Paul Arthur 
Netta Guion 
Alex. Fisher 

Sarah McVicker 



Ida May berry. . . . Grace Kimball 
Pro. Tippengray . . . K. F. Mackay 
Calthea Rose .... May Tyrrell 
Lanigan Beam . . John K. Kellerd 




Virginia Stuart, an amateur actress of Philadelphia, first appeared 
on the regular stage afternoon of May 1 7, in " The Lady of Lyons " : 
Claude Mctnolle, Robert Tabcr; Colonel Danias, NcLson Wheat- 
croft; Bcauseant, Richard Ganthony; Deschapelles, T. C. Valen- 
tine; GUvis, Alfred Fisher; Gaspard. Charles Hahn ; Landlord, 
John Whitman; Capt. Gervais, C. H. Brads haw ; Mme. Descha> 
pelles, Sarah McVicker; Widow Melnotte, Carmen Lange; Jeao- 
nettc, Louise Williams ; Pauline, Virginia Stuart. 

Miss Stuart died in New York, Jan. 23. 1901. The house was 
closed May 19, and the next season began Sept. 19, with Aug. 
Thomas' play, '* New Blood." which had this cast : 



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Joshaa Sawyer . . C. W. Couldock 
Cortland Crandall . . E. M. Holland 
Van Ruren Crandall WUton Lackaye 
Theo Crandall William E. Wilson 
Barstow Adams . Maurice Barrymore 
Rev. Ferguson Clarke George K. Nash 
Dr. Hardy Crandall . . J. G Saville 
Hodgman Spencer James O. Barrows 
Haswell .... Louis R. Criscl 
Sdmson J. W. Fox 



Curtis Frank Calburt 

Thomas Kcrwin ... J. H. Barnes 

Kramer Thos. B- Finrilay 

Hannister Kay Fairchila 

Henry Frank O. Hall 

Chef Walter Kavmore | 

Mr. Cortland Crandall, FfolliotiPaRetl 
Gertrude Crandall . . Annie O'Neill I 
Eleanor Sawyer . . Lillian Lawrence \ 
Gladys Spencer . . . Gladys Wallia V 



The theatre was closed the week of Oct. 8. It was reopened 
Oct. 15, with the American d^but of Olga Nethersole in A. W. 
G at tie 's drama " I^ Transgressor/' and the cast was: 

Eric Lan|;ley . . . Wilton Lackaye 

Constance Ida Conquest 

Gerald Hurst G. F. Nasli 

Mrs. Woodvillc . Mrs. D. P. Bowers 

Sylvia Olga Nethersole 

Col. Foster .... J. H. Barnes 

" Camillc " was presented Oct. 29, and continued for two weeks. 
The cast was : 



Sir Thomas Horncliffe, E. M. Holland 
Hon. and Kev. Henry Meredith 

Grant Stewart 

Robert Harry Holliday 

Anne • . . ■ Miss F. C- Jackson 



Nanine Ida Conquest 

Nichctte . . . Evangeline Irving 

Olympe Marion Grey 

CamiUe Oljja Nethersole 

Armand Duval . Maurice BarT>-more 
Mons. Duval .... J. H- Barnes 



Gaston £. M. Holland 

Dc Varville .... George Nash 

Gustave J. B. Buck.<itone 

Doctor Grant .Stewart 

Messenger Ray Fatrchild 

Madame Prudence Mrs. E. J. Phillips 



Mrs. D. F. Bowers 
. . Annie Russell 
. Virginia Hariied 
, Madeline Bouton 
Georgia Busby 
. . Emily Seward 



"The New Woman," by Sidney Grundy, was produced Nov. 12, 
for the first time in America, when it had this cast: 

Gerald Cazenove . Wilton lackaye Lady Wargrave 

Col. Cazenove . . . E. M. Holland Margery . . 

Capt. Jack Sylvester . C. J. Richman Mrs. Sylvester 

James Armstrong . . Reuben Fax Enid Hethune . 

Percy Bysshe Petiigrew Victoria Vivash 

Tbonnas Terriss Dr. Mary Sevan . 

Wells H. Holliday 

This was Annie Russell's reappearance on the stage after several 
years* absence through ill health. There was a performance the 
afternoon of Dec. 5, for the benefit of the Church }{ospital and Di.s- 
pcnsary, when " Keeping; Up, " by Louis Viellcir, was acted, with 
Annie Russell as Mrs. ihorhton, Reuben Fax as Randolph, and 
W. Smith as Mr. James. An act of '* In S pifc of Ail " followed. 
with Minnie Maddcrn as Alice, and Fred Faulaing as rarroll. The 
programme ended with " ,Onc Touch of Nat ure." J. H. Stoddart as 
William Pennholder, and Maud Harrison as Constance. " The New 
Woman" was a failure, and " Esmeralda" was revived Dec. iJT The 
attthors were» Mrs. Frances Hodgson Burnett and W. H. Gillette, 
and the cast was : 



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Elbert Rogers 
Mr*. Rogers . 
Dave Hardy . 
EsUbrook . . 
Jack Desmond 



£. M. Holland 

Minnie Monck 

C. J. Richman 

E. J. Heoley 

Reuben Fax 



Nora Desmond 
Kate Desmond 
Marquis . . 
George Drew - 
Esmeralda . 



Vin^nia ?!anied 
Madeline Ektaion 

. - T. Terriss 
Harry Talboi 
Annie Russell 



" The Fatal Card." by Haddon Charaberi and B. C. Stephenson, 
was seen for the first time in America Dec. 31, when it had this 
cast : 



Gerald Austen . . . E. J, Ratcllffe 
GeorKC Forrester . W. H. Thompson 
Jim Dixon .... VV. J. Ferguson 
Harry Uurgess . . . K- A. Roberts 
Terence O Flynn ... J. Barrows 
A- K. Austen . . J. H. Stndd.ird 
Hiram \Vc1>ster . . . C. J. Richman 
Cyrus Wackford . . . . E. Lawlor 
Dutch WInnigan. ... J Kearney 
Bully Jack W. Cummin^ 



Kid Williams . . . . J. E. Plersoa 

Barr Tom Geo. Lennox 

Ferrero Robt. Giddoas 

Thomasso James Bell 

Margaret Marrsble . . . Amy Basby 
Mercedes • - . Adrienne Dairolleis 
Cecile Austen . . . Agnes Miller 
Miss Penelope Austen May Rohsoa 

Kate Georgia Busby 

Servant Harriet Sterlint; 

\ 



This was followed March 1 1, 1895, by Mrs. Langlry in " Jjossie 
by Clyde Fitch and Leo Ditrichstein, the cast of which was : 



Mrs. Barry . . 
Mr. Barry . . . 
Mrs. Stanford 
Mr SUnford . . 
Myriam Stanford 
Mrs. Cummings . 



Mrs. Langtry 
James W. Pigott 
. Effie Shannon 
. C. J- Richman 
Blanche Burton 
Louisa Eldridge 



Clara Cummings 
Hallows . . . 
Dr. Robbins . . 
Gaston Barney . 
Count Marcy ■ . 



. . . Ada Curry 

. T. B. Williamson 

. Holden Chandler 

Ivan Watson 

Eben Plymptoa 



The house was closed April i, but was reopened April 2, with ^ 
" The Two Colon els." by Richard GoodallL^son of the old actor, 
William GoodallT^ which had this cast : Andrew Sloane, Frank 
Mordaunt ; John Whiltaker, George C. Staley; Ralph Whittaker, , 
Charles S. Abbe ; Hubert Knowlton, Henry Godden ; Stephen 
Benton, Lawrence Eddinger ; Hiram Skinner, Robert Ransom ; 
Theophilus, Willis P. Sweatnam; Squire Benton, Walter Lawrence; 
Clara Thornton, Edith Crane: Charlotte Sloane. Georgia Welles ; 
Mrs. Whiltaker, Pauline Markham ; Mammy, Louise Larendon. 
The burlesque " Little Christopher," which had closed its season at 
the Garden Theatre April 13, was transferred to this house, April 15. 
'*JD)e Vjkijag," a comic opera, by Estelle Clayton and E. J. Darling, 
was sung the afternoon of May 9. It had this cast : 



King Burt Haverly 

Si^ Gilbert Clayton 

Pnnce Bernard Dyllyn 

Olaf ChaHea Kirk 

Ivan William Mandevllte 

BJohosOQ Bjones . . . Harry Dielz 



Thora Grace Reals | 

Saffa Clara Lipman 

Froda ...... Lillian Green 

Helga Rosa Coolce 

Princess .... Beatrice Goldie 



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The Actors' Order of Friendship had a benefit the afternoon of 
May l6, when Thomas Q. Seabrooke appeared in the first act of 
" The Grand Vizier." William H. Crane in the third act of " His 
Wife's Fathe r.," and Kathryn Kidder in the second act of " Mniei 
Sans Gfine; " William jQJU^tte delivered an address, Bessie Bonchill 
sang, and the Mcrriles Sisters danced. " A Duel of H earts." 
arrangeclfrom the manuscript of Jean Davenport Lander t>y Maida 
Craigen and Fr ederick Paul ding, was acted the afternoon of May 24, 
to aW a"charitable institution. It had this cast: Lady Stanhope, 
Maida Craigen ; Countess, Bertha Wclby ; Alicia Beauchamp. Clara 
Glendinning; Therese, Maud Winter; Eugene, Arthur Forrest; 
Louis, Edward S. Abeles ; John Brooke, Harry St. Maur; Harry 
O'Donnell, Herman Hirschbcrg; Bertram Talcott, George C. Olm- 
stead ; Pierre Raton, Benjamin Monteith. " Xittle Christopher " 
closed the season June 1. A novel amusement scheme was put 
in operation for the first time the afternoon of July 30, under the 
management of Chas. Jefferson. It was an automatic base-ball ex- 
hibition, wherein games played by the New York teams with their 
competitors were faithfully reproduced; but the experiment was a 
failure, and the house was closed after a few exhibitions. 

The next season opened Aug. 29, 1895, with " J-'leur de Lis, " J. 
Cheever Goodwin and Wm, Fursl*s comic opera from the ITinch. 
The cast was: 



Count des Escarrbilles Jeff de Anti^Us 
Frederick .... Melville Stewart 
Marquis .... Alfred Whectan 
Cbristophe . . . Chas. J. Campbell 

Balot Chas. Dungan 

Jacoh Edward Knight 

mpdste Steve Porter 

There was no performance Aug. 30, 31, owing to the illness of 
Delia Fox. " The Shop Girl," by H. J. Dam and Ivan Caryus was 
first heard in America Oct. 38, and the cast was ; 



Isabelle Ida Fitzhugh 

Charlotte Kate Uart 

Madame Jacob > . Alice Cameron 

Therese Ella Aubrey 

Nanette Laura Wainsford 

Fleur de Lis Delia Fox 



Count St. VauricTi . Herbert Si>arling 

Tweets Alfred Asher 

Miggles. Bertie Wright 

BeK.sie Brent .... Kthel Sydney 
Lady Dodo Singleton . . Annie Albu 



1 Hooley W. H. Rawlins 

(■Charles Appleby . Seymour Hicks 

[Bertie Boyd . George Grossmith, Jr. 

iohn Brown M. Dwyer 
leorge Appleby . . Walter McEwen 
I Singleton George Honey 

John Drew reappeared here Jan. 6, 1896, in " The Bauble Shop " 
by R. C. Carlton. This was followed by an adaptation from Dumas 
tcallra "The Squire of Dames," sten for the first time in America. 
In Paris this play was called " L'Ami des Femmes." John Drew 
closed his engagement Feb. 8. The house was dark Feb. 10. and 
was reopened Feb. 1 1, with F. Coppce's " For the Crown," translated 
from the French by Charles Kennaulds. The cast was: 
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ConsUntio .... Edward Vroom 

Michel Charles G. Craig 

EtlciiDc John A. Lane 

Henko Charles Kent 

A Turkish Chief. . . F. M. Paget 
Lazar .... Benjamin Horning 



Ouroftch Harry AUeo 

Page ....... Ida Sollee 

Watchman K. M. Pa^l 

Princess Rose Coghlaa 

Mililza .... Maud Harrison 
Anna OHve West 



A number of prominent actors and actresses were seen at each 
performance as supernumeraries. A benefit was given on the after- 
noon of Ecb. 1 8 in aid of a Church Hospital and Dispensary, when 
"Saints and Sinners" was presented. On Feb. 24 there was a 
change in the cast of *' For t he Crown," Charles Kent playing 
Michel; F. M. Papct, Benko; an3~W5i'CQs Moriarty, the Watchman. 

Julia Marlowe Taber began an engagement March 9 in *' Romeo 
and Juliet," cast thus; 



Paris Edwin Howard 

Monia|E|<K .... Arthur 11. Price 
Capuiet .... Dodson L. Mitchell 

Romeo Robert Taber 

Mercutio . . . Thoma.s I.. Coleman 

Tybalt Krcderic Murphv 

Friar Laurence . - Henry Meredith 



Peter . - . 
Apothecary 
Lady Capuiet ■ 
Juliet . . . 
Nurse . . . 
Lady Montague 



. William F. Owen 

Edmund Lawrence 

Eugenia Woodward 

Julia Marlowe Taber 

Mrs. Sol Smith 

. . . Eda Abcrle 



"She Stoops to Conquer," was presented March 16-17; »nd"The 
Hunchback " March 18. 
" Henry IV." was presented March 19, 20, 1896, and had this cast : 



Henry IV. . . 
Prince of Wales 
John of Lancaster 
West more land 
Blunt . . . . 
Worcester . . . 
Northumberland 
Hotspur . . . 



Henrr Meredith 
Julia Marlowe Taber 
. . . Alice Parks 
. Krcderic Murphy 
. Arthur B. Price 
Heiirj' Doujjiity 
Podson L. Mitchell 
. . Roben Taber 



Douglas . . 
Sir John Falstaf! 
Poins . . . 
Pcto. . . . 
Bardolph . . 
Francis . . 
Lady Ferqr . 
M islreis Quickly 



Thomas L. Coleman 

. W'jllinm F. Owen 

Edmund Lawrence 

. T. L. Cartwrighi 

Uodson L. Mllchdl 

Edwin Howard 

Eugenia Woodward 

Mrs. Sol. Smith 



' Romeo 



Arthur Fitimorrls 
Freeman 
Mr. Owen . 
Capt. Jones . . 
Capi. Gist . . . 




" As You Like It." was played at the matinee. March 21 ; 
and Juliet." the night of March 21, 

Rose Coghlan returned here March 23 in " Madame " by Chas. 
Coghlan, which had this cast : 



Gerald Haiel . . Harrington Reynolds 
Vincent Bellamy . . . Charles Kent 



. . Arthur Forrest 

Frederic Robinson 

Harry St. Maur 

. . (George Honey 

Charles Edwin 



Fletcher HaroW Visard 



S|>encer .... 

Priscilla Bellamy . 

Wilson . . 

Annie 

Madame Morensky 



Franklvn I<ot>crts 

Amy liusby 

. Kate Magnus 

Margaret Wald 

. Rose Coghlan 



This was its Brst representation on anv stage. On the afternoon 
of March 31 a performance was given for the benefit of the A. C. 
Sisterhood, a Hebrew charitable organization. Students of the 



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Empire Theatre dramatic school presented three one-act plays, viz: 
" Your Very Ffumhie <; ervant" "The Major's Ap|X>inlment," and 
" The I'lying Wg dpe." Several profcsstonal actors also contributed 
to the programme. *' Madame Sans Gene," came April 6, for two 
weeks. The theatre was closed the week of April 20. and was re- 
opened April 37, with Prof. Herrmann, the magician. On May i8 
there was a special performance for the benefit of the New York 
Herald Ice Fund, when Prof. Herrmann gave his latest trick in 
which six bullets were supposed to be fired at his breast by six 
sharp-shooters from the National Guard. The theatre closed after 
May 18, and was reopened Oct. 5, with I' Mary Pen nington," by W. 
R. Walkes, which had this cast: Timothy Hale. George Woodward; 
Geoffrey Armstrong, Frank Athcrlcy; Algy Bloomfield. Orrin John- 
son ; Mary Pennington, Georgia Cay van ; Lady Maitland, Annie 
Sutherland; Prudence Bering. Mary Jcrrold. 

" Squire Kate," by Robert Buchanan, was produced on Oct. 19, 
with this cast : 



Lord Silversnake - Lionel Barrymore 
Dr. Dutton . . Thomas Bridgcland 

Jabei Charles Thropp 

Catherine Thorpe . Georgia Cayvan 
Hetty Thorpe . . FlorcQce Conron 
Amanda Jane Thistledown 

Aonie Sutherland 



Silas 

Gaffer Kingsley . 
jeoffrey Doone 
George Heathcote 
Jasper Arundel 
Naih .... 



Henry Howe 
Geo. Woodward 

Frank Athcrlcy 
. Orrin Johnson 
William Herbert 

Albert Browne 



Prof. Herrmann reappeared Nov. 2 for one week. The house was 
closed week of Nov. 9, but was reopened Nov. 16 with " Roaring 
Dick and Co.." by Maurice Barrymore, the cast of which was: 



Pontifex W. J. Lc Moyne 

[ Dick Pontifex . . Maurice Barrymore 

Major C. A. Smiley 

Dr. Lifrhtwood . . C. Leslie Allen 
Douglas Branscombe Henry Bagge 

Ghrime.1 . . J. L. Wuoilcrson 

Mr. South . . . Edward Coleman 

Dr. Behrens Jay Wilson 

Puttick H.J. Holliday 



Dole. . . . 
Simpson . . 
Cassidy . . ■ 
George Spiller 
Evelyn Uarc 
Martha frice . 
Mrs Bulger 
Margery . . 
Healer . . . 



James R. Smith 

Morgan Coman 

L. McLaughliD 

. . S. Guilford 

Edith Crane 

Eva Vincent 

. Alice Gordon 

Grace Balentine 

Frances Wheeler 



A. M. Palmer surrendered the lease of this theatre on Nov. 16, 
and Theo. Moss became manager. On Monday, Nov. 30, the name 
of Palmer which had been over the two main entrances to the theatre 
was painted out. On Saturday. Dec. 5, the name of Palmer was 
painted out on the high wall of the theatre. 

December 7, 1896, was memorable in the history of this house. 

^for on that date it received back its original name of " Wallack's 

Theatre." In the course of an interview with Mr. Theo. Moss, he 

said that Mr. Palmer's lease did not expire on Dec. i next, but ran 



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until October. 1898; that Mr. Palmer owed him $30,000 for rent; 
Mr. Palmer had agreed to pay the ground rent, taxes, interest on 
mortgages and insurance, and to give Mr. Moss a percentage of the 
profits on all plays produced in the house, and on some of those 
played by his travelling companies. In the body of the lease, it 
appeared that Mr. Moss was to have twenty-five per cent of these 
profits and a clause at the bottom of the document appeared to fix 
it at fifty per cent. E. S. Willard returned to this theatre Dec. 14, 
in "The Rogue's Comedy," by Henry Arthur Jones, acted for the 
first time in New York, and with this cast: 

a-iiley Proihero - . - E. S. Willard 
Lady Uoverj^reen Vii^lnJa Ittichanan 
Thomas Dovergreen 

Bromley Davenport 
Miss JennisoD 
William Clarabul 
Ijdy Clarabut 
Nina Clarabut 
John Bucklow 
Marquis of Bicester 



Olga Brandon 
Frank Cornell 
Mrs. H. Cane 
Maude Venner 
Stewart Allen 
Percy Winter 



George Lambert 
Sydenham . 
Rcffcll . . 
Hubbock . 
Chester . . 
Miss Prove 
Mrs Reffell 
Palmer . . 
Robert Cushing 



. . Oswald Yorke 

E. W. Thomas 

H. G. Lonsdale 

. . Earle Broun 

. Charles Robinson 

Violet ArmbrustL-r 

. . Agnes Knight 

. . Harry Barfoot 

. . ■ Harry Cane 



This play was repeated Dec. 21, 22, 23; "The Middleman " was 
revived Dec. 24 and Christmas matinc^ Dec. 25 ; " The Professor's 
Love Story" was heard Dec. 25, also night and matint^c Dec. 26; 
" In Gay_Ne w York," came Dec. 28, for one week, Lucy Daly, 
Aiice Veazici Nana Fairhurst, Gertrude Zclla, Stella Gray, Grace 
Spencer, Rene Kgan, Jessie Haines, Josephine Stanton, Gussie Dean, 
Walter Jones, Arthur V. Gibson, E. S. Tarr, James G. Peakes, Frank 
H. Hammond, Peiham Wilkes, Lee Harrison, Gilbert Gregory. 
James A. F'urey, VVm. Sellery. William Torpey. Peter Curley, Foster 
Farror, James Prouty. VVm. E. Ritchie. J. C. Newell. William Dunlay, 
Frank Farrington, Rose Witt, and Heloise Dupont were in the 
company. The opera of " Kismet, or Two Tangled Turks " by 
Richard E. Carroll and Gustave Kerker, was produffM J at). 4, 1897, 
with this cast: 

Kismet Camille d'Arville B-]eebers .... Chas. Randolph 

HaidcM R. F. Carroll Absinthca BcUc IJuckiin 

Chinchilla Wm. Steiger Ramailamus .... Rose Leightoa 

Dan de LyOD . • . . Wm. Hatch Fai Mah .... Crissie Cartvle 

Ovah Henry Leoni Laicli Nellie Fariter 

Sum Gerlad Gerome Kondje-Gal .... Emma Levy 

Sojah Lillian Cooley Pandemonia . - . Edith Atkinson 

The Muezxim . . Fred A. Tracey Lena Grace Freeman 

A-Jeeb Julian Horton 

"The Sorceress of Palmistry," by Giles Reynolds Warren, was 
first acted afternoon of Jan. 7, I897, for the benefit of a local charity. 
The house was closed Jan. 25. and Margaret Mather presented 
" Cymbeline," Jan. 26, with this cast: 



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Cymbetine O Kane Hillis Queen . . . 

Cloten B. T. Ringgold Helen . . . 

Posthumus . . Harrison J. Wolfe Imogen . . . 

HcUrias E. A. Eberle First Page - . 

Ouiilerius .... Conrad Cantzen lachimo 
Arviragus . . . Frederick Hartley Philario . . 

Piunio Lynn Pratt I Caius Lucius . 

Cornelius P. B. Murray I A Roman Captain 



Augusta De ForrcRt 

. Elsie Sturkow 

Margaret Mather 

Fannie Dc Wolfe 

. . Mark Price 

. C. E. Larned 

. W. V. Ranous 

Waller Monroe 



Julia Marlowe followed Feb. 8. as the heroine in " Romeo and 
Juliet," with Robert Taber as Romeo, On Feb. 15, " For Bonnie" ^ 
Prince CharH c." adapted from the French of Francois Llopp^c Dy 1 
T- I^ C. QI ark. was produced, with this cast: 



Charles Edward .... Bassctt Roe 
Lord Clanmorris Dod.<(on L- Mitchell 
Cameron of Lochiel Henry Doughty 
Cordon McLaren H. A- L.ingdon 

Marquis D'Eperon . Algernon Tassin 

Angus Robert Taber 

MacDuil . . . Frederick Murphy 



Duncan G. W. Anson 

Old Enoch . . . Hawley Francks 

Donald EL. Stuart 

Joe Alice Parks 

Lady Clanmorris Eugenia Woodward 
Lady Murray ■ ■ Katherine Wilson 
Mary Julia Marlowe I 



The house was closed Feb. 22. but was reopened Feb. 23 with 
" Miss M anhattan ." the book by QfiQj££LV- Hobart, music by F. 
Puehringer and Herman Perlet. The cast was : 

Mamie Gilroy 



Reuben Fax 



Nicholas Knickerbocker 
Chollie Knickerbocker 

William Cameron 
Dodge Kay-Belkars . . . John Young 



Marjorie Manhattan 
.Mrs. Vanastergoo) 

Genevieve Reynolds 
Hattie Harlem . . . Helen Dyron 
Grace Goulet-Reims Inez .Mecusker 
Maggie Fitzsimmons 

May Stevens Boyesen 
John Keefe 

This play was originally acted in Philadelphia April 20, 1896.,^ 
The theatre was reopened Sept. 13, 1897, with " A Coat of Many^ 
Colon^' by Madeline Lucette Ryley, cast thus: 
Florian Walboys, William J. Le Moync 



Huttsy 
Patrolman Pj-nchc 
Bun Kojames . . 
Greene S. Grass . 



Budd Ross 
Harry Watson 
H. G. Vernon 



Herman Walboys 
Hamilton Walboys 
William McWhirter 
Spofford Robinson 
Teddy Whiffler . 



Lewin Cirey . . . 
Waller Amphiel . . 
Rev. Peregrine Hinde 
Dr. hrookcr . . . 
Stephen Gurdon 



Saunders Edward Sec 

Herbert Kclcuy Waiter Edwin James 

. Ilruce MacRae Mrs. Majendie . . . Ellie Wilton 
Edmund D.Lyons Esther dunning ■ . . Effie Shannon 
. Burr Mcintosh Lola McWhirter Walboys 
Richard Brinton Georgia Busby 

E. S. Willard ceturned here Oct. 4 with the ftrst American rcpre — -^ 
sentation of "The Physician," by Henry Arthur Jones. The cast 
of which was : 

Mr. Willard Lady Valerie Camville 
Oswald Yorke Keith Wakeman 

Verner CUrgers Mrs. Bowden 
Mr. H. Cane Mrs. Dibk-y 
J. G. Taylor Louisa Pack 
Sarah Gurdon 
Sanders 
Lizzie 



James Mebbings Bromley Davenport 
John Dibley .... Stewart Allen 

Viccars George G.iston 

Kdana Hinde Maud Hoffman 



. . Mrs. H. Cane 
May Roberts 
. . Oswald Yorke 
. . Ruby Johnson 
Mrs. K. A. Johnson 
. .Marv Van Burcn 



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"The Middleman" was presented Oct. 18, 19,20; "The Pro- 
fessor's Love Story," Oct. 21, 22, 23, 25, 26 and matinee Oct. 27; 
"The Rogue's Comedy." Oct 27. 2S; "The Middleman " the rest 
of the week, 
f'^julia Arthur came here Nov. i, with the first performance in this 
city of " A Lady of Quality, " a dramatization, by Frances Hodgson 
Burnett and i>tephen lownsend, of Mrs. Burnett's novel of the same 
name. The cast was : 



iohn Oxoa .... Edwin Arden 
)uke of Osmonde . . . Scott Inglis 
Earl of Diinstanwolde 

btepbcn Townsend 



Humphrey Ware 
Lord Kldershaw« 
Charles Lovelace 
Lord Twemlow 
Jeoffrey Wildairs 
I Christopher Crowell 



Albert Browne 

. T. B. Bridgeland 

Herbert Fortier 

Lawrence Miller 

George Woodward 

Joseph Allen 



Chaplain .... Robert McWadc 
Dick Hardy . . . William Herbert 
George Cannlnge George N. Foster 

Jenifer Marcus ^(o^a^ty 

Gregory J. H. Logaii 

Lady Betty Tantillon 

Ethel Knight MoUison 



I Harry Granville . . . W. J.Thorold 
I Joseph Grumble . . . J. H. Arnold 



Anne Wildairs 
Mistress Wimpole 
A Country Girl . 
Clorinda Wildairs 



Florence Cooron 

Marie Bingham 

. Maud Norman 

. . Julia Arthur 



^ On Dec. 13 " A Ward of F rance." by Frankly n Fyles and Eugene 
W- Prcsbcry, was produced, wTiTI this cast : 



Marquis de Ca.ta 

Jean Lafitte . 
Gcoi^c Villars 
Felix Laussat . 
Victor Laussat 
Dewey Bedford 
Father Angelo 
Delchaiso . . 
Col. Preston . 
Seth Baroem . 
Zabet . . . 



Calvo 

Joseph E. Whiting 

Maurice Barrymore 

George 0.sbornc 

Henry Herman 

Stephen Grattan 

Max Figman 

Stephen Wright 

T. T. Whiiiinfi 

. Frank Cornell 

. . Mr. Wilson 

Elita Proctor Otis 



Flower Moyne 
Mme. Calvo 
Gabriclle 
Sister Agnes 
Estrella . . 
Mile. Dufour . 
Mile. Nanon 
M arie . . 
Constance . 
Elsie . . 
Jacquette . 



. . Una Abcll 
. Maud Granger 
. Maude Winter 
. . Mabel Bert 
Ursula Gurnett 
Annie Thornton 
. Miss Hoffman 
Jessie Woodward 
Blanclie Johnson 
. Miss Morrow 
. . Edith Ward 



"^^" Jhe Salt of the Eayt h." by Jos eph A rthur, was produced Jan. 3, 
1898! It had this cast:* 



Tom Theodore Babcock 

Mathew May . . Georue W. Wilson 
Jean A'Lairabie . . . Frank Lander 
" Doctor" McBriggs . R. A. Roberts 
Isaac Kelly . . George W. Dcnham 
Jedge Lingenfelder . . Harry Spear 

Rowlev Charles Harris 

Ann May Annie Russell 



Cj-nthia May . 
Meenie Dole . 
Kale Boudinot 
Mr. Small . . 
Mr. Smithers . 
Mr. Smoot. . 
Granger . . 



. Alice Fischer 

Marion Berg 

. . Maud Odell 

Charles J. Greene 

Harry G. Vernon 

. Herman Noble 

Robert Robsoa 



"The Girl from Paris" was seen Jan. 17. John Drew appeared 
here Feb. 14. in " One Summer's Day," by Henry V. Esmond, which 
had this cast : 




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Dick Rudyard . 

Phil Marsden 

Theo. Bend}'she . 

Robert Hoddesden 

Tom Kcid .... Morgan Coman 

Seth Frank E. Lamb 



. . , John Drew 
. Arthur W. Byron 
James O- Barrows 



The Urchin . Master Henry McArdle 

Maysie Linden . . . Isabel Irving 

Irene Reid .... May Buckley 

- D. H. Harkios Mrs. Theo. Bendyshe . . Kate Meek 

Chiara Elsie dc Wolfe 

Bess Mrs. Delos King 



John Drew was followed, April 4, by the Bostonians in " Robin 
Hood." with W. E. Philp in the title r6Ie, W. H. MacDonald as Little 
John; Barnabec as the Sheriff; George Frothingham. Friar Tuck; 
Jessie Bartlett Davis, Alan-a-dale ; and Alice Ncilson as Maid 
Marion. Miss Neilson retired from the cast and Helena Fredericks 
took her place. " The Serenade " was presented May 2, when 
Helena Fredericks sang the part of Yvonne. 

An organization called the Royal Italian grand opera company 
appeared here May 16, in *' l^ Hoheme/' by Puccini, heard for the 
first time in this city. It had this cast : 



Mimi 
Muxetta 
Rodolfo . 
Marcelto 
Scbaunard 



. Lindn Mont-inari 

. Cleopatra Vicini 

Giuseppe Agostini 

Luigi Franceaconi 

Vittorio Cirardi 



Coleine Giovanni Scolari 

Benoit Alcidero 

Antonio Fumagalli 

Parpignoi .... Aristide Mastero 
Sergeant at Arras . . Pedro Lopez 



This opera was repeated May 17 and May 21. There was no 
performance Wednesday night. May 18. "La Favorita " was sung 
May 19, with Adelina Fantona as I-xonora. Signora Fantona, after 
reaching the theatre, received a letter informing her of the death of 
one of her children in far away Italy. When the church scene was 
reached she found it utterly impossible to continue, and the per- 
formance was brought to a close by Sig. Agostini's rendition of an 
aria. "I Pagliacci" and " Cavalleria Rusticana" were sung May 
20; " La Bohcme," matinee and night May 21, and night May 23 ; 
"II Trovatore," May 26, with Isabel de Rau. l-conora; Albica as 
Azucena, and Francesco CoUenz, Manrico. " Manon Lescaut.'* by 
Puccini, was produced May 27. 

The season closed May 28. The Lambs* club gave an entertain- 
ment the night of June 4. The theatre was opened Sept. i. byH 
Stuart Robson in " The Me ddler." by Augustus Thomas. It had/ 
this cast : " ' 



Francis Eli 

Chandler . . 
Capl. OUphant 
Bancroft . . 
Shirtaw . . 
Henderson 



. . Stuart Robson 

. John E. Kellerd 

Theo. Hamilton 

Harold Russell 

Georee Pauncefort 

Walter Deming 



Holland . . 
James . . 
.VI rs. Porter 
Mrs. Olipliant 
Bessie . . 
Mrs. Bancroft . 



S. S. Wbitbeck 

Goodman Brave, Jrj 

Mrs. Stuart Robsorf 

Maud Grang 

Gertrude Perryi 

. Marie Burroughs) 



This play was originally acted in San Francisco, Cal., under the] 
title of "Don't Tell Her Husband." "The Fortune Teller," by 



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Victor Herbert, book by Harry B. Smith, was sung Sept. 26, with 
this cast: 



Ma«et > 

Irma » ' ' * 
Fresco . . . 
Count Berezowski 
Sandoi . 
Capt. l^dislas 
Uoris . . . 
Mile. Pompon 
Vanika . - 



. . Alice Ncihon 

Richard Golden 

Joseph Herbert 

Eugene Cowles 

. Frank Kushwonlt 

Joseph Cawthorne 

. Marguerite Sylva 

Marcia Van Dresser 



Rafael Jennie Hawley 

General Korbay . . Paut Nicholson 

Wanda Fannie Briscoe 

Etelka May Iloley 

Vera Frances Sears 

Matosin William Browa 

Waldcmar ... E. Percy Parsons 
Lieut. Aimir .... Jenme Hawley 
Lieul. Timar Annie Clay 



"A Lady of Qaality " was revived Oct. 31, by Julia Arthur; 
"Ingomar was presented Nov. 2 1, with Miss Arthur as Parthenia, 
and W. S. Hart as Ingoniar. '* As You Like It " was played Nov. 28, 
with this cast : 



Orlando W. S. Hart 

Adnm Horace Lewis 

Touchstone . - . Robert McWade 

Corin Joseph Allen 

Sylvius L, J. Fuller 

WiUiam .... William Herbert 

Celia Florence Conron 

Phebe . . . Ethel Knight Mullisoa 

Audrey Marie Bingham 

Rosalind Julia Arthur 



Banished Duke . . Edwin Holt 

Jaques T. B. Bridgeland 

Duke Frederick . . - W. J. Thorold 
Le Beau .... Herbert Fortier 

Amiens Louis Raquet 

Eustace J.H.Arnold 

Charles, the Wrestler 

Georpe Wharnock 

Oliver Albert Browne 

Jaques dc Bols George N. Foster 

i.,Dec. 12, "Pygmalion and Galatea." also ^' ^Mercedes ," a play in 
one act, by Thomas Bailey Aldrich. already seen at this theatre. 
In consequence of the illness of Julia Arthur, the house was closed 
for a few nights. Miss Arthur gave two performances, Dec. 24, of 
"A La dy of Quality," and was seen in it again at the raalinee, 
t*ec. 26; But altTiough she was in her dressing-room the evening of 
that date, she refused to appear, pleading illness, and the manager 
of the house was obliged to refund $1400 to the holders of tickets. 
The theatre was closed all the week of Jan. 2, 1899. " The Terma- 
gant," by Louis N. Parker and Murray Carson, was produced Jan, 9, 
with this cast : 



Reauix Olga Nethersole Nicolo . . 

FclitM Cicely Richards Diego . . 

Maria ..... Mad^e Mcintosh Luis . . . 

Mercedes .... Lillian Kingston Comer . - 

Dolores Madge Field Chamberlain 

Roderigo .... Hamilton Revetle First Servant 

(jarcia Luigi Lablache Second Servant 

Frey Domingo . . . Harry Dodd 

" The Second Mrs. Tanqueray," by A. W. Pinero, was produced 
Jan. 16, and repeated for three nights the following week. The 
cast was: 



. . Fred Thome 

Charles Wellesley 

W. Graham Browne 

. A. S. Hnmewood 

William Burton 

, . Herbert Pryor 

. . Stuart Ogilvie 



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Sir George Orreyd W. (Jraham Browne 
Captain Hugh Ardalc 

Hamilton Revelle 
Aubrey Tanqucray . T. B Thalbcrp 
Caytey Drummlc ■ . A. S> Hotncwood 
Frank Misquith . . Leonard Outram 



GordoD Jayne . 
Morse . . . 
Lady Orreyd . 
Mrs. Cortelyon 
Ellcan . . 

Haula . . . 



. . Fred Thome 

Charles We lie si cy 

. Lillian Hinf^slon 

Miss Emmerson 

. Madge Mcintosh 

Olga Nethersole 



"Camille" was played Jan. 19, with Miss Nethersole as the 
heroine, and T. B. Thalberg as Armand Duval. n. 

On Feb. 6 " At^ t^e VVhitc Horse Tave rn," adapted by S ydney 
Rosenfe id from a German play entitled "Im Weissen Roessl," by 
Hi u men thai and Kadelburg, was produced, with this cast: 

William Clesecke ^^'IX Harwood 
Charlotte Eva Vincent 



Josepha Amelia Bincham 

Lcouold Frederick Bond 

Loiacl Dorc Davidson 

Rcsi Elizabeth Mavhew 

Dr, Bernbach . . . Douglas Wood 
Emily Britomarte GriffcD 



Ottilie Miriam Nesbitt 

Frederick .... Joseph Holland 
Arthur Sutro . . . Leo Oitrichstcin 

Walter Felix Morris 

Clara Ruth Berkley 

Richard Hennelt and Annie Sutherland appeared at the matinee. 
March 29, as Frederick and Josepha, and continued in these parts 
during the run of the comedy. "The Cuckoo," adapted from the 
French of Meilhac, by Charles BroOkficld, was presented April 3, 
with this cast: 



Huk;h Ferrant . . . Joseph Holland 
Thomas Penfold . . . Thomas Wise 

Gowcr B}'ron Douglas 

Robert Wytlington 

HarrJRon Armstrong 
Hewson ■ . ■ David McCartney 



Colefax .... 
Guinevere Penfold 
Lady Parke . ■ 
Leggctti . . . 
Ccnrudc . . . 
Middledilch . . 



Charles Bowser 

Amelia Bingham 
Elconur Muretti 

Gertrude Whiuy 

. Nellie BuUer 

Annie Wood 



Pilar-Morin appeared here. May 22. in *' Ma Cousine/' previously 
acted in America by Mmc Rcjane. The cast was ; 



Baron Raoul d'Amay I.a Hutte 

Theodore Babcock 
Champscouriier . . Samuel Kdwards 

Gaston Karl Browne 

Pierre .... Chas. E. Parsons 
Victorine Chaiupscourtier 

Lida McMillan 



Mme. Berlaudet (Manicure) 

Mathilde Cottrelly 
Baroness Clotilda d'Amay La Hutte 

Beryl Hope 
Rosalie .... Bertha Dowling 

Marie Eva Wescoti 

Riquette Pilar-Morin 



It proved to be a failure, and the theatre was closed at the end of 
the week. The house was reopened Aug. 28, 1899, with an English 
company in " A Little Kay of Sunshine," by Mark Ambient and 
Wilton Herlot. It had this cast: 



Gerald William Elton 

Sir Philip Ashlon . Wallace Erskine 
Dick Markham . . Charles Cherry 
Reggie Ashton 

Master Robert Bottomley 
Mr. Carlton . . . Herbert Sparling 
Dobbs ..... George Sumner 



Saunders . . . 
Harris . . . . 
Lady Dorothy 
Connie Marknam 
Madjjc Ashlon 
Evelvn Kemp . . 
Pollv . . . 



Geonice Riddell 
Cecil Edgar 
. Adeline Stuart 
Janet Alexander 
. Grace Dudley 
Loma Lawrence 
Lucy Evelyn 



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On Sept. 18, "The Gadfly. " a liberal adaptation of the novel of 
that name, by Ec/ward E. Rose, was produced, with this cast: 



Kivarer . . . . 
Mons. Montanelli 
James Burton . 
Caesare Martini 
Prof. Fabritti . 
Gain .... 
Dr. Rtcardo 
Crassini 
Sacioni . . . 
Michete . . . 



. . Stuart Robson 

Krncsi Ha-siings 

. Homer (iranville 

Walter Hod(fes 
. . Clifford Leigh 
. Frank F. Moore 
. . O. K. Hallam 
.Walton TowDseod 
Joseph Redman 

Aubrey Ueattie 



Marconi .... Hudson Ltstoa 

Glgno Fred Cooke 

Sandra Joseph Winter 

Col. Ferrari . . . W, B. Dowaiog 
Cnpt. Keiont . . . Charles W. Lane 
Sergeant of Carbineers F. H. Angus 
Uatlisu ..... Florence Hanson 

Ziia Gertrude Perry 

Katie Edna Htckcy 

Gemma Warren . ■ Marie Uurroaghs 



It was a lamentable failure, and was withdrawn Oct. 2, when 
iVilliam H. Crane began an engagement in " i*eter Stuyvesan t. 



jAriiliam li. Crane began an engagement in " I'eter otuyi 
Governor of Amsterdam. " by Brander Matthews and B 
Howard: 



ronson 



Peter Stuyvcsant William H. Crane 
Jonas van der Planck George Fawcett 
Gerardu.s Hogardus . . Carl Herbert 
Gerriit 0|xlyck . . Daniel Fingleton 
Myndert de Vroo George L. Stevens 
Sir Reginald Farquhar 

William Courtlcigh 
Conrad Ten Eyck . William Ingersoll 
Dr. I^ Montagne . William Sampson 
Major Killaca Kettelus 

Frederick Truesdell 
Coraelius van Langcndyck 

George F. Devere 



Ueuteoant Schuyler 
Lieutenant Westervelt 



Harvey Banks 



Rarry McNamara 
Corporal van Schaick 
Wolfert Pieterson 

Nero 

Anneke Stuyvesant . 
Mrs. Lysbci Uayard 
Katrina van dcr Planck 

Sandol Milliken 
Gertryd Leila Bronson 



Henry Cries man 

. . Thad Shine 

Ferris Mason 

. Will Otipont 

Frank Molbom 
. Percy Haswell 

Selene Johnson 



This was also a failure and the house was closed night of Oct. 30, 

rto be reopened Oct. 31 with \Vm. II. Crane in " A Rich Man 's 
Son." by Michael Morton, founded on the German play " Das Grobc 
Hemd," by H. Karlweiss, The cast was: 



Peter Dibdin . 
Arthur Dibdin 
May Dibdin . 
Mrs. Wilmcrding 
Mr. Witinerding 



William H. Crane 
William Courileigh 
. . Pcrc^ Haswell 
. . Evelyn Carter 
Charles Jackson 



Putnam Wilmcrding William Ingcrsoll 



Florence Wilton . . Selene Johnson 
Herben Hatchwell Cling 

William Sampson 
Mr. Lowry . . . George F, Devere 
Reckless Griggs . . Sandol Miilikcn 
Thomas Will Dupont 



Frank Daniels commenced Dec. 4, in *' The ^meer ." a comic 
opera by Frederick Ranken and Kirke La Shelle. with music by 
Victor Herbert. It had this cast: 



lf!e Kahn . . 

Heczaburd . . 
Crackasroilc 

Blackjack . . 
Ralph Winston 

Knifcm . . . 

Sliccm . . 



■ Frank Daniels 

W. F. Rochester 

William Corliics 

. Will Danforth 

. George Dcvoll 

J. J. Martin 

Frank Rainger 



Lieut, of British Guards 

Sadie Emmons 
Harry L. Arthur 



Uanjaboo 
A Weaver 
A Dyer . 
Constance 
Fanny . 



Robert Dclius 

Honrard Lawrence 

. Helen Redmond 

. . Norma Konn 



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The theatre was closed weeks of Jan. 22-29, 1900, and Feb. 5, 
owing: to Olga Nethcrsole's illness. '* S apho," by Clyde Kitch, 
founded on the novel by Alphonse Da u (let, with scenes from the 
play by Mme. Daudet and Belot, was produced Feb. 16, with this 
cast: 



Jean Gaussin 
Dechelelle . 
Uncle Cesaire 
Flamant 
Heltema 
Dc Potter . 
Caoudai 
Joseph . . 
M. An vers . 
A ConcierKC 
Meplnstoplieles 
A Porter . 



. Hamilton Revelle 
. . M)Ton Calice 
. . Fred. Thorne 

John Glendinnine 

Franklyn Hurleign 

Taylor Holmes 

. Leonard Outram 

Gertrude Robinson 

Charles Wcllcslcv 
. . . W, Gordon 

Frank Farringion 
. Richard Warring 



Servant of Dechelette - . W. S. Mills 

Alice Dorc Clara Emory 

M.idame Heltema . Alexes Leighton 
Divonne . . Mrs. John Glendlnning 

Irene Nellie Thome 

Toto Anna Whitford 

Margot . . Carolyn Hcustis Grave* 
Tina de Monte . . . Maud Cla;|ion 
Roita .... Adelaide Cummiogs 
r)an.seuses . . . The Sisters 

Francinc Mattie 

Fannie Legrand . . Olga Nethersole 



mmiogs 
Striker \ 
Howes I 

thersole l 



The theatre was closed by order of the Police. March 5, and re-' 
opened March 6 with *' The Second Mrs. Tanqueray." which was 
repeated week of March 12. "The Profligate," by A. W. Pinero, 
March 17, was presented, with this cast: 



Lord Dangars 
Dunstan Kenshaw 
Mr. Cheat . . . 
Hugh Murray . . 
Wilired IlruJenelle 
Epbgreaves . . 



. . Fred Thorne 
Hamilton Hevclle 

. Leonard Outram 
John Glendinning 
Charles VVellesley 

Franklyn Hurleign 



Weaver W. Stem Mills 

Mrs. Stonehay Mrs. John Glendinning 

Irene Louise Mcintosh 

Janet Precce .... Nellie Thorne 
Priscilla .... Adelaide Cummtngs 
[.eslie Hrudenelle . ■ Olga Nethersole 



The season of 1899-1900 saw many immoral plays in New York, 
but the degenerate drama brought no credit, and little pro5t, to 
theatrical managers. During the year a dozen plays, varying from 
the hysterical emotional drama to the coarsest farce, and appealing 
to depraved taste, were seen in New York. A few others have been 
produced elsewhere and afterward brought into this city. Out of 
the dozen at least eight were absolute failures from a box-office point 
of view. " Wheels Within Wheels," a comedy by R. C. Carton, was 
produced at the Madison Square Theatre, and had for its motive the 
maudlin sacrifice of a good woman's name to save her friend, a 
married woman, from a liaison with a dissolute bachelor. Many of 
its lines were flagrantly suggestive. As a profitable venture it was 
doomed after the first fortnight, and was never presented outside of 
New York. " Xbc Surprjj^cs of Love." first played at the Lyceum 
Theatre flickered and went out in one week. The reason was not 
that the acting was faulty, but that the suggestiveness of one of the 
scenes proved unpalatable to decent theatre-goers. 

" Coralie and Company," one of the most licentious of French 
farces, had its New York production at the Madison Square Theatre. 
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364 A HISTORY OF THE NEW YORK STAGE C'9«» 



held clandestine meetings. T^e public refused to listen to it, and a 
forced run of one month ended its career. 

Three other pornographic plays met with a like fate, namely: 
•'The Girl in the Rarracks," produced at the Garrick Theatre; 
" Make Way for the Ladies." at the Madison Square and *' Mile. 
'Awkins/' at the Vitloria. 

"' Sapho," was allowed to resume its career at Wallack's, but the 
gre^af protest registered against it and its leading actress by every 
class of people in the country should remain a burning memory to 
Miss Nelhcrsole as long as she lives. ' iSapho " really performed a 
service for the pure drama of America by bringing out public dis- 
approval and condemnation of libidinous plays. 

" Naughty^nthony," was written around a p)air of stockings and 
expfoTteaimmodesty as its cardinal sin. The greatest offender of 
the season, next to " $apho ." was " The Degenerates," in which 
Mrs. Langtry hoped to establish a reputation as an actress in this 
country. The story of " The Degenerates " was that of a woman 
turned from a tarnished path by the contemplation of her daughter's 
virtues. 

"The P*"ofligate" was repeated March 19, 20. 21. The theatre 
was closed March 22. Miss Nethersole, it was said, was suffering 
from nervous prostration, and Dr. Phelps stated that she would not 
be able to act for two weeks at least. She was announced to re- 
appear April 2 in " Camillc," but the theatre remained closed. The 
' • Sapho " trial in the courts commenced April 3, and ended with 
MTssTTethersole's acquittal. " Saph^ was revived Saturday night, 
April 7, with the same cast as before, except that William C. Cowper 
took Mvron Calicc's place. There was a matinee May 1, to raise 
funds for the Naval Arch Fund. Miss Nethersole appeared in the 
first act of " Sapho." Joseph Jefferson in " Lend Me Five Shillings ;*' 
scenes from " ^^Sy JDfiWfl- Jiast " and " Woman and Wine " was 
acted. Mason Mitchell delivered an address and iim Murphy gave 
imitations of Henry Irving. The house was closed May 29 tor the 
'summer. The next season began Sept. 3 with "J!iiacfi_fitto," by Otis 
Skinner, founded on the novel of the same name by Robert Louis 
Stevenson. It had this cast: 



Prince Otto .... Otis Skinner 
Dr. von Waldenhof . Frank Sylvester 
Baron von Gondremark George Nash 
Chancellor PaSnitz ■ Alfred Ldwards 
Lord Philip Saxe . !!• Recs Davies 
Farmer Leopold . . . E. A. Ebcrle 
Guatavc .... William Andrews I 

" The Greatest T hing i n the World ," by Harriet Ford and Beatrice 
de Mille, was produced Oct. 8, for Sarah Cowell LeMoyne's d^but 
as a .star. I'he cast was: 



Princess Percy Haswell 

Countess Grace Filkins 

Madame Paffnlti . . Elirabcth Lea 
Madame Steinbach . ■ Jane Peyton 

Harooc&s Miss Vance 

Minna Maud Durbin 



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Virginia Bryant 

Sarah Cowell Le Moyne 
Cecil Br^-ant . . . Robert Edcson 
Harold Bryant . . Walter Thomas 
David McFarland John Cilenriinning 
Geoffrey Townscnd . Wilton Lackaye 
Helen McFartand Florence Rockwell 



Sarah McFarland 
Dr. Cliiselhurst 
Madge Chisclhurst 
Uncle Cudgc . . 
M. Valuis . 
Anna .... 



Mrs. Glendinning 

Charles Stanley 

Adelaide Thurston 

. . Edwin James 

. Alphunse Ethier 

Anna O'Mallcy 



Gray Charles Marriott 



"The Moment of Death; or The Never-Never Land," a lurid 
play in one act, by Israel ZangwMI, was presented Oct. 23. with this 
cast : 



Robert Robert Edcson 

John John Glendinniitg 

Coralee Alphonse Ethier 



The Bishop 
The Duchess 



Charles Stanley 
Sarah Cowell Le Moyne 



" The Greates t Thin g in the World." was played the same night. 
There was a matTn^e Oct. aCTwhen Otis Skinner, Eleanor Kobson. 
and Sarah Cowell Le Moyne presented Robert Browning's " In a 
Balcony," preceded by W. B. Yeats' " The Land of Heart's Desire " 
which had this cast: 



Maurtecn Bruin 
Shawn Bruin . 
Father Hart . 



Charles Stanley 

Alphonse Ethier 

John Glendinning 



Bridget Uruin 
Mane Bruin 
A Faery Child 



Mrs. Glendinning 
. . Margaret Pitt 
Adelaide Thurston 



" ^pho " was revived Nov. 12, with Miss Neihersole as the 
heroine. <^ 

" Janice Meredit h," a dramatic version of Paul Leicester Ford's 
romantic Revolutionary story, by the author and Echvard K. Rose, 
was first seen in New York Dec. 10, when it had this cast: 



Charles Fownes . 
Philemon Hennion 
Lord Clowes . 
Lieut. Mowbray 
Squire Meredith 
Squire Hennion 
Colonel Kaht . 
Joe Uagby . . 
Lieut. Piel . . 



. . Robert Drouet 

Burr Mcintosh 
. . A. S. Lipman 

George Backus 
Charles M. Collins 

Martin I Cody 
. . Carl Ahrenat 

Aubrey Beattie 
. John D. O'Hara 



Private Buger 
Trooper Roscotnb 
Messenger . . 
Lieut Bunthin 
Mrs. Meredith 
Tabliha Drinker 
Suky .... 
Janice Meredith 



. . . R. R. Neill 
. C. W. Haskina 
Sydney Mansfield 1 
.John W. Mitchell 
. . Helen Tracy I 
. . Amy Kicardj 
Vivian Bernard I 
. Mary Manneringj 



Feb. 25, 1901, Louis Mann and Clara Lipman were the stars, in 
' lAU On A ccaunLoI-Lliza." The theatre was closed March 18, but^ 
was reopened March ly, with " JVlanon Lescaut ," dramatized by 
Theo. B urt Sa yre, from the novel ol Abbe Prevost, The cast was : 

Claude, Comte de Varney 

^rede^ick Perry 
Oervats, Marquis de Synnelei 

Ga.ston Mervale 
Louis, Chevalier des Grieux 

Herbert Kelcey 
Abtx! Tibcrgc . . Guv Bate.s Post 
Dugros ...... \Cilliam Boag 



Manon Lescaut . . . Effie Shannon 
Blanche de Varney 

May Monte Donico 
Mme. Lauriston . . Isabel Waldron 

Annette Winona Shannon 

Jeanne Louise Ayres 

Viciorinc .... Edtih SanlJorn 






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On April i " Are You a Mason ?" adapted by Leo Ditrichstein 
from the German ot Lauts and Kratz, was produced with this cast: 



Georte Fisher 
Frank Perry . . 
Amos Bloodgood 
John Halton . . 
Hamilton Travers 
Krnest Morri&on . 
Policeman . . . 



Leo Ditrichstein 

- John C. Rice 

Thomas A- Wise 

Georre Richards 

Arnold Daly 

. Cecil dc Mille 

Charles Greene 



F.va Esther Tittell 

Annie Bloodgood - - Nellie Butler 
Lulu Bloodgood . Jcanncitc Northern 
Mrs. Halton . . Charlotte Lambert 

Lottie Sally Cohen 

Mary Thereie Renold 

FaochoD Armitagc . . Amy Mailer 



Mrs. Caroline Bloodgood May Robson 

Mme. Janauschek. who had been ill for some time was tendered 
a benefit here, Friday afternoon, April 12. The receipts were $5,000, 
which were placed in the hands of Daniel Frohman, trustee of the 
fund, the interest to be paid to Mme. Janauschek. Julia Marlowe 
and her company, in a scene from " vyhfri ^^n'fljlhtHHt T^W '" 
fFlowc r." opened the programme of this benefit performance. Then 
came Annie and Jennie Ycamans in a sketch. J. E. Dodson, Annie 
Irish, Robert Edeson, James Bennett Sturgis, and Edward Dresser 
next presented *' Richelieu's Stratag em." Lillian Russell and De 
Wolf Hopper gave the travesty I'roni " Fiddle-DoB-Dee ." The third 
act of " The Christian " was played by Viola Allen, assisted by E. 
J. Morgan and a special company, that included many members of 
the original cast. Blanche Hates and Campbell Goltan acted J. 
Hartley. Manners' one-act play, " The Kin g^s^Me ssenger. " James 
T. Powers did a laughable pantonllfniC skeTcIT XifiWS" Bingham 
gave a short address and read a letter from Madame Janauschek, 
who was at Saratoga, expressing her regret at her inability to be 
present, and her thanks to the actors and the auditors. The pcrform- 
mance concluded with '* One Touch of Nature," played by J. H. Stod- 
dart, Maud Harrison, Cla'reiTce~Handysides, Adolph Jackson, and 
Henry Warwick. The use of the theatre was donated by Manager 
Theo. Moss. The benefit was in active charge of a committee con- 
sisting of Amelia Bingham, Blanche Hates, and Julia Marlowe. The 
only disappointment of the programme was the non-appearance of 
Weber and Fields, and this was unavoidable, Mr. Weber having a 
severe sore throat. The Professional Woman's League gave $500 
for one seat at the benefit. Mrs. A. M. Palmer, President of the 
League, sent the check and received the ticket, but was unable to 
attend the performance, and in her stead Louisa Eldridge, the 
First Vice-president, had the pleasure of occupying the S300 seat. 
Madame Janauschek is also a Vice-President as well as a life 
member of the League. Mme. Janauschck's last appearance on 
the stage was as Madame Rosenbaum in " The Great Diamond 
Robbery " season 1895-6. 



v.n atTcrnoon performance of " JCing Washington " was given 

; Revolutionary period, by Robert 



April 26. It was a drama of the 



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Jenkins 

Fovrler 

Goodnoup;h ) 
Footman ( 
Martha Washington 
I-ucy Knox . . . 
Margaret Kttrick 
Sallie Jansen . . . 
Maria Co]den . . . 
Chloe 



Henry Ward 
. John Klmer 

. G. A. Dickson 

. Maud Granger 
. Eleanor Carey 
Cerlrutle Perry 
. . Madge Otis 
Emerin Campbell 
Louisiana ?ugb 



Louis^ ^ficd, founded upon a novel of the same name, by Adelaide 
SkcelXnd Wm. H. Brearley. The cast was : 

Gen. George Washington 

David Murray 
Louis Pascal . . . Macey Harlam 

Gen. Henry Knox . - Collin Varrcy 
Haron Stuben . . . R. G. Brown 
Major Tilghman .... Frank Hill 
Major Belden .... Don. D. Orr 
Capt Jonathan Ford, George Wharnock 
Thomas Ettrick .... Frank Blair 
Richard Colden . . . James Bacon 
Wounded Knee .... Don D. Orr 

" Are You a M ason ? " was withdrawn April 27, and Henrietta 
Crofiin&n appeared April 29 in " Mistres s ^leljj'* with nearly the 
same cast as that seen at the Bijou TheatTe eaTITer in the season. 

Paul Gilmorc took Aubrey Boucicault's place as King Charles II,, 
May 6. The season closed June i. 

Theodore Moss died at his country home at Scabright, N. J. 
July 13, 1901, from heart disease. He was born in England in 1826. 
and came to America when a lad. At 21 years of age he became 
the assistant treasurer of the old Wallack's Theatre, at Broadway 
and Broome Street. Shortly afterward she was appointed treasurer, 
and when the Wallacks took the theatre at Broadway and Thirteenth 
Street, Mr. Moss continued in the same position. I-ater he became 
manager of that theatre. In 1882, when Mr. Wallack built his 
theatre on Broadway and Thirlieth Street, Mr. Moss managed both 
houses, and upon the dealh of lister Wallack, he was proprietor of 
both theatres, the Star and Wallack's. Mr. Moss was a member of 
the Subway Commission, he was among the oldest members of the 
Old Guard military organization, and for several years managed 
the annual charity ball given in this city. He was chairman of the 
reception committee when the Prince of Wales visited this country ; 
he was the first treasurer of the American Dramatic Fund, and was 
one of the organizers of the American Jockey club at Jerome Park, 
and he had charge of and paid the entire expenses of the first float- 
ing excursion of St. John's Guild. He had been a prominent mem- 
ber also of the Union League club for many years. His estate 
amounted to $1,500,000. By his will he left all to his widow. His 
remains were interred at Woodlawn cemetery. New York. 



BRYANTS OPERA HOUSE 

SITUATED on the north side of Twenty-third Street, west of Sixth 
Avenue, and afterwards known as "Koster and Bial's." It 
had a frontage on Twenty-third Street of fifty feet, extending back 



368 A HrSTORY OF THE NEW YORK STAGE C«»7« 



ninety feel, and was four stories high (seventy-five feel). The archi- 
tecture was of the Renaissance style. The auditorium was fifty feet 
wide by sixty deep, with a parquet and balcony capable of seating 
above 1,000 persons. 

Following the trend of theatrical business, Mr. Dan Bryant opened 
this place as " Bryant's Ofeka House," Nov. 23, 1870, with the fol- 
lowing company: Dan Bryant, Dave Reed, Geo. Warren, H. Nor- 
man, J. Brandisi, D. W. Carrie, J. H. Savori» Martin Sets, Master 
Warren, Nelse Seymour, E. W. Mitchell, T. H. Monroe. W. 1*. Gricr, 
S. S. Crosby. Sig. T. Garratagui, J. H. Schott, J. Morrison, and 
Little Mac. 

Dan Bryant's minstrels closed their first season July i, 1871. The 
house was opened for two weeks July 3, by a burlesque company, 
under the management of Charies A. Wing. Mr. and Mrs. John L. 
Hall were the stars, in "III Treat ed II T rovatore " and " Lischen and 
Elitchcn," with Mr. and WrsTThos. Whtften (Blanche GaTton) in the 
cast. "Lurline" was given July 10. The season closed July 15. 
The Bryants reappeared Sept. 4, with the following company : Dan 
Bryant, Nelse Seymour, J. A. Barney, Morrissey and Emerson, J. W. 
McAndrews, \V. F. Stanley, J. H. Savori, Charles KaroU. Little Mac, 
Dave Reed, Munroe Dempster, Charles d'Albcrt. and Wm. Henry 
Rice. 

Bryant's minstrels continued to occupy this house until April 10, 
1875. when Dan Bryant died. The hall was closed, and continued 
so until it was reopened Aug. 23, under the title of " Darling's 
Opera House," with Cotton & Reed's minstrels. Ben Cotton, Dave 
Reed, and John Simpson (so long treasurer fur Bryant's minstrels) 
were the managers. Eugene, E. M- Hall, Bob Hart, Ben Cotton, 
Birdue, Wm. Brockway, and Dave Reed were in the company. 
They closed their season Nov. 13. Reopened Dec. 13, 1875, as 
" The Twentv-Thiru Street Theatre," for dramatic performance. 
"The Flatterer" was given. The cast: 



Mark Montague 
Col. Flatterer . 
Mm, Huntmtfn 
Alice HuDUnen 
Alice Craytoo 



Chas. VandenhofF 1 Jenldns .... 

1 1 Mr. Huntmen . . . . J. W. Jennings 



. Geo. Randolph 
M. V. LinghamP' 

. Annie Deland I Silas Spruce .... Geo. Watson 
Adelaide Lennox Aunt Marie .... Mrs. M. Allen 
. Sara Stevens 1 Clara Miss K. Almay 



An opening address was delivered by Jos. Howard, Jr. The house 
was closed in a fortnight. William Pastor (brother of Tony) was the 
next manager. He began a season Feb. 7, 1876, with the California 
minstrels, including John Allen, Frank Moran. Little Mac, Sanford 
and Wilson, Baker and Doyle, J. Williams, C Benedict, and W. H. 
Brockway. On Feb. 28, in addition to the minstrels, a vaudeville 
entertainment was given. Among the new-comers were the French 
Twin Sisters, N. C. Goodwin, Jr., Fanny Morgan, Hcrr Shultz, Kirk 



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and Drew. Billy Gray, and Ella McEvoy. D. L. Morris, the 
German comedian, appeared here March 26, in his burlesque, 
" Richard III." VV. \V. Ncwcomb was also added to the forces. 

Kelly & Leon appeared with their minstrel company May i, 1876. 
"The Grand Dutch S" burlesque was given May 22. They closed 

^ March 10, lH^% ^he house was reopened Nov. 5, 1S77, as "The 
Theatre Framcais," with the d^but of Blanche Meda in an English 
version of Kmile Augier's "Diane," entitled "The I-ady Blanche." 
On Nov. 14 "A Co mical Countess" and "Delicate Ground" were 
acted. VV. H. TKofne, §: Sylvester, Samuel VVeldon. H. Butler, W. 

[Sylvester, and C. Howard in the cast. The Juvenile American 

lopera company appeared here Jan. 21, 1878, in "The Barber of 
Seville." Ida and Charlie Ross, Julia and Ida Glover, Ida Benton. 
Robert Moore, Willie Norton, and Edward King were in the com- 
pany. " Crispino 6 la Comare" was given Jan. 28. The house was 
closed in a brief time, but was reopened May 13, as " The St. James 
Theatre and Thratre of Arts," by Prof. Adrien, magician. He 
remained a few nights. The theatre was next opened for two even- 
ings, June 4, 5, by Isidore Brooks, with a musical entertainment by 
Rachel Samuels, Charlotte Farrell, Fannie and Flora Auld, Tom 
Bartleman, Prof. Eben, Charles Torrani, and the Apollo Quartet. 
The next manager was Josh Hart, who reopened Sept. 2. 1 878 The 

'company consisted of William Harris (now one of the firm of Rich 
& Harris), Billy Carroll, Murphy and Shannon, Ella Mayo, the Three 
Lorellas, Alf. McDowell, McDermott Sisters, A. H. Sheldon, Fields 
and Hanson. Helen and Clara Courtland, Lizzie Conway, Clark 
Gibbs, Otto Burbank, Geo. Maddox, Master Dunn, Frank Bush, the 
Harrison Sisters, Dan St. Clair, and Lew Cooper. The Tracy Titus' 

rOpcra company began an engagement of two weeks Nov. 11, when 

^Catherine Lewis made her debut in New York. "The Chimes of 
Normandy" was sung, with Miss Lewis, Henry Pcakes, Laura 
Clancy, Laura Joyce, Charles F. Lange. Eugene Clarke, and Moses 
Fiske in the cast. "Girofl^-GirofJa" was given Dec. 2, with Zelie 
Weil in the title rAle. The house closed Dec. 7, 1878. 

The next lessees of this house were Messrs. Koster and Bial, who 
gave it their own name *' Koster and Bial's, ' and transformed the 
place into a concert hall, which they opened May 5, 1879. 

" Faust on Ti me" had its original production here Sept. 23, 1889, 
when Aliie Gilbert and Helen Conklin made their New York debut. 
"Young Don Juaa" had its first production. Dec. 9. 18H9. "Prince 

jLavender's Tteccption " was originally played here Jan. 20, 1890. 

I" Tlie_C handelicr s. or Venice in New York," was played Feb. 1. 

|Carmencita. Spanish dancer, commenced a long cnKagement here 

lij^eb. 5, 1890. Her American d<5but was at Niblo's Garden, Aug. 7. 

].l889. She was formerly a ballet dancer in Spain at a weekly salary 
of $20. At the time she was engaged in London by the Kiralfy 

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Bros, for America, she was receiving in the music halls £S ($40) 
weekly. The Kiralfys brought her to this country for /20 (?ioo). 
for four months. Her career at this house was surprising. She 
failed to awaken any enthusiasm while at Niblo's and elsewheie 
with the Kiralfys' company. It was some time after she appeared 
at Rosier and Bial's before she was accepted by the patrons of that 
place. Alice Conway and Clark and Burton made their American 
debut here Sept. 22, 1890; Marie Lloyd (American debut). Oct. 6, 
1S90; Carrie Bedc (American dibut). Aug. 3r, 1891; Conchita 
(New York dt-but). Aug. 31, 1891. Eugenie Fougcre (American 
d^but), Sept. 7. " CaiD ien Up Jo Da te " was done Oct. 19. Mons. 
Paulus (American d^but). Nov. 30; Kate Harvey (American d^but), 
Dec. 28; Maria Pacra (American debut). Feb. 22, 1892; M. Dufour 
and Mile. Hartley (American d^but), May 16; "The Rendezvous" 
(first time in America), June 7; Nada Keyval made her American 
d^but July 11; I^s Camillcs (American d^but), Sept. 26; Mile. 
Violelle (American d^but), Jan. 2, 1893. Mons. and Mme. Dcrou- 
ville Nanccy, dueitists and dancers, and Belle Black, vocalist, made 
their American d^but March 13. 

The "J'Veak Dance" was executed for the first time in public the 
afternoon of April 17, 1893, by Ruth Ward, with two mechanical legs, 
The act was a failure. May Kobson was the inventor of this dance, 
and did it originally in Philadelphia, one week earlier than the above 
date. The Bratz Sisters (acrobats) appeared here April 24. M. 
Delaur and Mile. Delrimont, operatic duettists, were seen on the 
same date. Mile. Juanita Bardoux made her American d^but May 8. 
Lottie Collard, sister to I^ttie Lind, was seen here for the first time 
June 19. This house was dosed after Aug. 26. and Koster and Bial 
took possession of the Manhattan Opera House, on West 34th Street. 
The place was reopened Dec. 4, with an exhibition of *' Torture 
Instruments" from the Royal Castle of Nuremberg. After a few 
weeks it was closed. Was reopened March 9, 1896, as " The 
Trocadeko," under the management of J. H. Dalton and A Engcl. 
Among the attractions were; Mile. Paquereite, The Mimic Four, 
comprising Wm, Van Duzen, Paul F. Nicholson, Jr., A. L. Brook, 
and Jas. Horan ; and " La Seraglio," a burlesque, adapted by Mana- 
ger Kngel. with Lillie MachI, May Shannon, Hazel Burt, Lcttic 
Le Vynne, Chas. Whalen, Jas. Kiernan, Alice Vivian, and Marsha 
Hcuer in the chief parts. Nini Divi, French danseuse, made her 
American d^but April 6. The hall was suddenly closed Dec. 2, 1896. 
After this it was altered into a lecture-room, and dramatic enter* 
tainments were discontinued. It was reopened as the " Gramf.rcv 
Lyceum," May 3, 1897. with vaudeville entertainment, at 10, 20. and 
30 cents, but was closed again May 13. It was reopened with a 
miscellaneous entertainment and free admission in March, 189S. 
After a few weeks it was closed 




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was reopened by F. V. Dunn, with a miscellaneous entertainment. 
Once more it was closed suddenly April 22, but was reopened 
in a few weeks as the " Bon -Ton Music Hall," with a specialty 
entertainment. 



THE COLOSSEUM 

ON the site of what is now known as the " Herald Square 
Theatre," at Hroadway and Thirty-fifth Street, was a place of 
amusement erected in 1873, by F. W. and J. R. Kcnnard, and called 
"The Colosseum." It was opened Jan. 10, 1874, with Prof. Tobin 
as manager. The attraction was the panorama, " London by Day," 
followed by *' Paris by Night," an exhibition like that given in the 
Colosseum of London. 

The entertainment was an almost immediate success. With 
expenses of $250 per day, the receipts were frequently as high as 
$2,300. and averaged daily, for the first three months, Si, 000. The 
place could not hold the audiences that flocked to it at limes. At 
the end of the first three months, after paying all expenses, includ- 
ing rent, besides $6,708 for " London by Day," and $2,167 ^o"" " Paris 
by Night," there remained a balance of $26,177, clear profit to the 
Kennards. This, however, was disbursed to partly pay the debt of 
$46,000, contracted before the opening of the house. During April 
P. T. Barnum opened his Hippodrome in this city, and then business 
seriously declined at the Colosseum. The receipts were about one 
half of what they formerly were. 

Mr. Lillenthal was the next business manager, and the Colos- 
seum continued open until Nov. 7. 1874, when the landlord, finding 
matters getting worse, and being owed some $i8,ooo, closed the 
house. On the following Tuesday the landlords held what they 
were pleased to call a sale of the fixtures, upon which money was 
still due. Nobody was present but the landlords themselves, as it 
was not advertised, though a red flag was put outside the building, 
it is said, for some five minutes. The house was bought in by the 
landlords, and the fixtures were respectively bought in by the credi- 
tors. Soon after its sale the building was taken down and conveyed 
to PhiLidelphia, where it was erected on Uroad Street, near Walnut, 
and opened during the Centennial, 1876. 

In the summer of 1876 a project for establishing an aquarium, after 
the pattern of those in the larger European cities, assumed shape 
under the management of Chas. Reiche & Uro., who caused to be 
erected on this siic a building si>ecially adapted for this purpose. 

The new structure which took the place of the "Colosseum" was 
called "The New York Aquakium," and its opening took place 
Oct. 1 1, 1876. 



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The Aquarium was one of the greatest successes of the day. 
During the first year it was successful beyond expectation, the 
receipts often running as high as $200 per day. In the second 
year the novelty wore ofT, and the receipts perceptibly diminished, 
dropping to five dollars on at least one occasion. 

A small stage was creeled, where light entertainments were given 
for ladies and children. 

Mons. Oscar, with his performing horses, appeared Dec, 30, 1878. 
and Charles Seeley, juggler, made his American debut. A pigeon 
show was opened Feb. 4, 1879. "Little Red Riding Hood" was 
given Feb. 10. A tribe of Indians appeared in April, also Angie 
Schott, the " female magician." A living manatee or sea cow, twelve 
feet long, and weighing 2.500 pounds, was one of the new attractions. 
Prof. Parker's trained dogs came here Aug. 4, 1879. "Pinafore" 
was produced Aug. 11. The cast was: Sir Joseph, Geo. Gaston ; 
Capl. Corcoran, Myron Calice; Ralph. M. j. Thomas; Deadt7e. 
W. Paul Bown ; Josephine, Rose Parker ; Buttercup, Sara Lascelles; 
Rill Hnbstay, H. Chapman; Bob Becket. M. Vilali ; Tom Tucker, 
Louise Tesio; Tnm Bowlin. W. Watson ; Hebe. Maude Branscomb. 
On Sept. 1 5 Hayden Tilla, Marie Harvey, and Charlotte Hutchings 
were in the cast. On afternoons Sept. 23, 25, 26, the operatic eccen- 
tricity, "The Merry Tunels" Standish Thomas, Connie Thompson, 
and Mrs. Gonzales in the company. "The Bohemian Girl" was 
sung Oct. 29, S. P. Strini as Count Arnhcim ; W. P. Bown as Devils- 
hoof; Hayden Tilla, Thaddeus; Geo. Gaston, Florestein ; Marie 
Harvey, Arline; Mrs. Gonzales, Buda; and Charlotte Hutchings the 
Gypsy Queen. The Sabbath School Juvenile Pinafore company 
appeared at the matinees, except Saturday. 

" Humpty Dumply" was announced for Nov. 11, but was not 
given, and a miscenaneous entertainment was presented during the 
week, with selections from "Pinafore" and *'The Bohemian Girl." 
Till's Marionettes were seen Nov. 17, followed Nov. 24. by W. C. 
Coup's bronco horses. " Unrig Tom's Ca bin" was played Dec. 15, 
by Slavin's company. 

On Jan. 12. 1880, the house was opened with a circus company, 
under the management of Robert Stickney, Frank Melville, and 
John W. Hamilton. Ashton, Guyer, Wm. Gorman, Lenton Bros., 
Robert Stickney, Wni. Burke. Lottie Moranda, Pauline Lce» Chas. 
McCarthy, Viola Rivers, James Cook (clown), Prof. Showles, Frank 
Melville, Ames and Carroll in the organization. A novel feature of 
the entree was all the male riders had dress coats, knee breeches, 
top boots and silk hats. Mons. Ajax, Satsuroa, Avery, and Fore- 
paugh opened Jan. 29, On Feb. 23 Chas. Reiche & Bro. were 
announced as proprietors, when William Ducrow and Mile. Georgia, 
the lady Hercules, appeared. John W. Hamilton took a benefit 
March 3. The prices of admission were reduced to 15 and 25 cents. 



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373 



The circus closed in March. Mr. and Mrs. Gen. Tom Thumb 
appeared April 26 for two weeks. A dramatic season opened 
May 17, when " Our Bijah. or a U ouble Life " was acted. May 24, 
" Ten Night s in a Barroom." E. AT Harvey took a benefit May 31, 
when " nnalore ' and " Box and Cox " were given by the Norcross 
opera company. " Trial by Jury " and " Pinafore " June 14. Elma 
Dclaro opened June 21, in " Girofle-Girofla." The house was closed 
June 28, 29. It was reopened June 30, with the tragedy of " Ger- 
mania." Logrenia, magician, opened July 12. Norcross' company 
appeared Aug. 2, in " The Chimes of Normandy," with Liscttc 
Eliani, Hayden Tilla, and Belle Girard in the cast. "Pin;»forc" 
was done Aug. 15. with Ethel Lynton. Frank Parmental, Georgie 
Reignolds, J. C. Jones, and Sidney Smith in the cast. On Sept. 13, 
1880. •* Girofl<^-Girofla " was seen, with C. A. Gilbert. Helena Taylor, 
and E. Neville in the cast. " The Chimes of Normandy " was repeated 
Sept. 20. The musical farce comedy. " T he Frolic ksome Oysters in 
a§iew," was produced Oct. 4. Theresa tiewcomb, Lillfe de Gray, 
WmTH. Newborough, Louis Leucioni, John H. Burnett, and Sidney 
Smith were in the cast. " Uncle Tom's Cabin " was given Oct. 18. 
Baron Seeman, magician, made his di;but Nov. 8. 

About this time an Italian opera company appeared here and 
proved to be a disastrous failure. The following season regular 
theatrical jwrformances were given. A zoological department was 
added to the Aquarium, in which were exhibited many animals hither- 
to unknown to the people of this city. They called it the " Ckiterion 
Theatre." It was opened April 24, 1882, with the following com- 
pany of variety i>erformcrs : Emerson and Clarke, Ella Wesncr, Frank 
Gibbons, Power Bros., Lillie Raymond, Haltie and Bennie Grinnell, 
Katnoshine, Japanese juggler, Celene, Varens, Frank King, C. D. 
Mendoza, Chas. Winter Ravel. Harry Bryant, and Gus Merrill. The 
admission was 25 cents; reserved seats, 50 cents. A "gift show" 
was announced for the week of May 8, with Professors Adrien and 
Revillo, magicians, but the house was closed. During the fall of 
1882 the Aquarium was used as an Indian camp, and entertain- 
ments were given. The building was soon after torn down. Thorpe 
& Co. were the managers. During the summer of 1S83 Messrs. 
Hyde & Bchman, of Brooklyn, purchased the site of the late Aqua- 
rium, and erected on it a commodious play-house, which they called 
"The New Park Theatre," and opened, Oct. 15, 1883. with Edwin 
Knowlcs and Theo. Morris as managers. Most of the fittings, includ- 
ing scenery, stage machinery, box furniture, and opera chairs, came 
from Edwin Booths Theatre. After a preliminary season of min- 
strelsy and variety, the theatre's dramatic career commenced, Nov. to,"* 
1883, with" The Str^ngler^ o f Paris," with this cast: 



374 A HISTORY OF THE NEW YORK STAGE Cism 



laaon Henry Lee 

Blanchard .... Waldcn Kamsay 
Claude .... Charles Wheatlcifin 

Kobcrt O. H. Ban- 

Capt. Gucrin . . . Louis R. Grixel 

Lorenzo Fred Huebncr 

Bontout Chas. Uurke 

Lonjitalot Oliver Wren 

Pnpin James Wallin 

Xavier .... Geo. H. Sheppard 

First Lieut James Sumner 

Second Lieut. .... Dan Lacy 

On Dec. lo, " Priiicess Chu ck * 
weeks. The cast was : 



Mons. Vitet 
Cabasa . . 
I'ierre . . 
Gregoin 
jagnot . . 
Mathilde 
Sophie . . 

Zoe 

Governor of Prison 
Capt. of the Ship 
Jeanne Guerin 
La Grande Florine 



Ceoree Nichols 

. . Harry Horn 

John H. Hunny 

S- C> Halpia 

L. F. Gorman 

Agne& booth 

Ellen CumroeDS 

Mrs. Srlden Irwin 

. . Lacy Victor 

. Harry Jtffreys 

Helen (Jitolcngui 

Emily Denin 



was given, and continued for two 



Lizxie Harold 



Chuck Dawson } 

Sam Bartlett J 

Lam Darlow . . G. Herbert Leonard 

Benjamin Cutler . . . C. W. Sutton 

Stephen LP. Hicks 

Coriolanus Hudson Liston 



jim Needles . 
Antonic Toff . 
Snarley Birch . 
Jack Marsh 
Liiile Bui'dick 
Belinda Brown 



. Harry Mills 
Alex Vincent 
C. R. Warren 
W. tiing 
Olive Russell 
. Nellie l^eck 



The next manag^er was John A. Stevens. He opened his season 
Dec. 24, with " Passion's Slave ." Stevens was announced on the 
programme as proprietor. andT*'rank IJ. Murtha as manager. 

Annie Plxlcy appeared here Jan. 7, 1884, as Zara in the play of 
that name. Kate Claxton came Jan. 14, followed Jan. 21 by Mme. 
Janauschck, in " Marie Antoinette." Salsbury's Troubadours came 
Feb. 4, for two weeks, in " Xtne ^of a j^ unj," Feb. iS " Wanted ^ a 
Partfler" was played by \Vm. Mcslayer and his company. Mrs. 
^angtry appeared here Feb. 25, in "A Wife's Peril." "An Amer i- 
can Mai^r iage." adapted from the French by Celia Logan, was pro- 
duced ^re Feb. 28, under the title of *' That Ma n." It had this cast : 

Muriel Chantrey . - . Agnes Booth Marqui.s de Tanquay . . Barton Hill 
Madame Clemence Man;arct Lanner Haron d'Emonde . . A. H. Forrest 
Madame Lucette . . Mattie Karle Doctor Brinden .... Harry Alleo 

I^lsie Rachel Booth Count Wilated . Frank H. Norcrosis 

.Vivienae .... Bijou Fernandez Jenkins Chas. Uurbidgc 

March 3 Dion lioucicault appeared in " The Shaugh raun ; " 
March 10 Callender's colored minstrels were seen, and March 17, 
"The Lights o' London." 

" JJer J jncrifice" was seen, for the first time in New York, 
March 24, when it had this cast: 



Gabrielle Kate Forsyth 

Diane Octavia Allen 

Vicioire Latrade .... Lilla Vane 

Bettine Emtly Lytton 

Michael Gerard . . . F. F. .Mackay 
Hector Latrade .... Geo. HoL-y 
Su&anncdc Neuville, Louise Thomdykc 



Mtnc. Doche . Addic Proctor Kunkcl 
Andre Lorraine Robt. L. Downing 
I*aul de Vernon Loudon McCormaek 
Victor Delbarre . - Harold Forsburg 
Sergt. of Gendarmes • Chas. OKt>nrne 
Joseph [.ainbert . . . John Mar!>hall 
Henri .... Nelson Wheatctoft 



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375 



This was the American dibut of Nelson Wheatcroft. 
On April 7, " Stpl^n l^y ne y '' founded on Chas. Reade's " Single 
Heart and Double Face," was done, with this cast : 



Mrs. Vansittan . 
Mrs. Verner . . 
Mrs. Electa Tuttlc 
Martha Stebbin» . 
Little Ada . . . 
Paul Vansitiart 
Edwani Burrill 



. Kate Forsyili 

Louise Thorndyke 

. Octavia Allen 

. Emily Lytton 

Bijou Fernandez 

Loudon McCormack 

Nelson Whcaicroft 



Orlando B. DooUttle 
Capt. Barsnap . . 
Nellie Barnes . . . 
.Mrs. Mincer . . 
Woolf Aarons . . 
Felix Potter . . . 



F. F. Mackav 

John Marshall 

Lilla Vane 

Annie Uelaiid 

Witiiam Gill 

. Geo. Hoey 



"Justine" h ad its first production in this city April 21, when the 
cast was: Justine, Selina Dolaro; Madeline, Eva Harrington ; Lina, 
Kate Allen; Louis de Ferricrc, Kben Plymplon; Mens. Tricolcl, 
C. P. Flockton ; Chas. Gevard, Gilbert Elliott; Richard, Geo. Hoey ; 
Berrion. Harry Markham ; Ferment, John Marshall ; Blum, Jno. 
Suttnn ; Pierre, Chas. Gorman, 

Janauschek produced " Zillah " April 28. "The Dead Heart" 
was produced May 26, under the management of William Harris. 
It continued for two weeks, and had this cast: 



Robert Landry . 
Jacques Le Grand, 
Pierre Reboul 
Jean Devemay . 
Michael Lareane 
Antoine Raul . . 
Abbe Latour . . 
Count St. Valerie 
Bapdste Ouvat . 



. . Wm. Harris 
Robt. F. McClannin 
. . . H. Albaugh 
. . Chas. Edwards 
. . . J. Hamilton 
. . . F. Victor 
Nelson Wheatcroft 
. Waller J. Brooks 
.... Birdsall 



Anatole Toupet . . . Julian Mitchell 

Jocrisse J. B. Bradford 

Catherine Duval . . Adeline Stanhope 

Ciresscttc Mollie Maeder 

Chevalier Hani&oa 

Crier C. Vaughan 

Old Man VV. H, Conlcy 

Rose Emily Debring 

Marie ...... Miss AUyne 



Howard P. Taylor was now associated with Stevens in the man- 
agement of this theatre, Minnie Maddern appeared Aug. 11, in' 
" Caprice," written by Jjoward P. Taylor, and which had this 
cast: 



Mercy Minnie Maddern 

Edith May Wheeler 

Carrie Mary Maddern 

Millie Lillian Wallack 

Jack Arthur H. Forrest 

Philander Chas. Stanley 

Jcthro Baxter. . . . T. J. Hcmdon 



Silas Hudson Liston 

Harry . . . Melbourne Macdowell 

Wally H. Percy Brooke 

Jake EdnaWaldron 

Erastus N. Campbell 

Tobias T. Walters 

Timothy Harry Reeves 



" Wanted, g Partne r." was revived Aug^. 
the principal part. Hyde & Behman's n 



25, with R. E. Graham in-^ 
minstrels came the week 
beginning Sept. i. The Moore & Holmes British burlesque com- 
pany made their American debut Sept. 8. In the organization were 
Pat Feeney, Marie Loftus, E, j. Henley, Mile. Blanche (tight rope), 
Frank Egerlon, Geo. L. Clerg. Grace Pedley, Mme. Rosa (ventrilo- 
quist), Geo. W. Moore, jr. (son of " Pony " Moore), the Cragg 



376 A HISTORY OF THE NEW YORK STAGE C>885 



Family (acrobats), and Edmond Grace. Kcllar, the magician, fol- 
lowed, Sept. 22. 

Howard Taylor retired from the management Sept. 23, and the 
lease reverted to Avery & Murtha. Frank B. Murtha was the act- 
ing manager and representative for Mrs. J. I« Crawford, of Brooklyn. 
who had secured a lease of the house from Hyde & Behman. 
Janish appeared here Sept. 29, as an English-speaking actress, as 
Louisa, in the five-act play of that name. On Sept. 30 Janish was 
too ill to appear. The curtain was run^ down, and the audience 
dismissed. The theatre was closed the followinjf night. Mr. 
Muriha succeeded in getting Birch & Kennedy's San Francisco 
minstrels to open Oct. i, and they continued for the rest of the 
week. Janish reappeared Oct. 6, and acted " Louisa " for three 
nights. She was announced to appear Oct. 9, in " Leonor ." but 
Birch's San Francisco minstrels returned instead. In the organiza- 
tion were Billy Birch, Harry Kennedy, Bob Slavin, Leon. Frank 
Cushman, A. J. Talbot, Adams, Casey, Tierney, and Wayne. They 
continued until Oct. 25. 

The house was closed Oct. 27, 28, but was reopened Oct. 29 with 
Norcross' opera company, in "The Grand Duchess." Hayden 
Tilla was the Fritz; Louis Naihal. Gen. Bourn; Emma Carson, Prince 
Paul; William H.Seymour, Baron Puck; and Fanny Wentworth, 
Wanda. It kept the stage for two weeks. Catherine Lewis acted 
the Duchess the first week, and Fanny Wenlworth assumetl the 
r6le during the second. Edward J. Connelly succeeded Louis Nathal 
as Gen. Bourn, and Charles Campbell was the Fritz. 

The house was closed Nov. 11, but was reopened Nov. 24 by John 
A. Stevens, with " Pass^yp's Slav e; " but he continued for one week 
only, when the theatre was^agMh closed, Nov, 29, and the lease was 
surrendered to Hyde & Hehman, who reopened the theatre the 
afternoon of Dec. 15, as a dime museum, under the title of " Hvde & 
Beiiman's New Park Theatre, Museum, and Menagerie." 

' ^Muldoon's Picnic " was the opening stage performance. Not 
proving the success anticipated, the proprietors rented the theatre 
to tfarrigan & Hart, who had lost their own house by fire, and who 
openednere Jan. 5, 1885, in " Mr^lllftipy'g l^gg-w^ " (its first per- 
formance). Their business was not good. Their patrons did not 
follow them so far up town, and Harrigan & Hart retired from the 
theatre Feb. 28. 

In June Mr. Harrigan took a lease of the house for the season of 
1885-86. The house was reopened by Edward Harrigan (Tony Hart 
having withdrawn from the firm), as " Harkigan's Park Theatre." 

Many improvements were made and it was reopwned Aug. 31, 
with Martin \V. Hanley as business manager, and " Old Lavender " 
was presented. It was withdrawn after Nov. 28. its one hundredth 
performance. The cast was : Old Lavender, Edward Harrigan ; 



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377 



Smoke, John Wild; Dick, Dan Collyer; Martin Reilly, M. J. Brad- 
ley; John Filbert, Harry Fisher; Paul» Henry Weaver, Jr.; Philip. 
E. A. Eberle; Mother Crawford, Annie Yeamans; l^ura, Stella 
Hon i face ; Sally, Amy Lee; Zolia, Geo. Merritt; Gideon, Wm. 
West; Henry, Richard Quilter; John Stone, Joseph Sparks; 
McGarrity, John Spark.s ; Silas Longmetre, Arthur C. Moreland ; 
Pop, G. L. Stout; Mrs. Heartsoul. Ada Farwell; Mrs. Guile. Annie 
Langdon ; Mrs. Stone, Emily Yeamans; Mrs. Mercer, Kate Lang- 
don; Mrs. Grcncll, Delia Stillwell ; Mrs. Wilbcr, Annie Hall; Mrs. 
Caldwell, Julia Leonard. This was the first appearance with this 
company nf Dan Collyer, Henry Weaver, Jr., E. A. Eberle, Stella 
Boniface (Mrs. H. A. Weaver, Jr.), Amy Lee, and Arthur Moreland. 
On Nov. 30 "The Grip" was produced, with this cast: ^ 



Patrick Reilly . 
Erasmus l'cl>ble . . 
Catherine O'Hollerhan 
Handsome Orogan . 
Patrick Reilly - . 
John Clancy 
Rohnd Tebble 



arn^an 

. John Wild 

. Dan Collyer 

. M. J. Brafrtty 

Harry Fisher 

Harry Weaver, Jr. 

Peter Goldrich 



Litcinda James Fox 

Jay Evarts Spread 

Arthur C. Moreland 



Rosco Walker 
Tom Walker . . 
Lysaader Hartley 
Myles O'lJrady . 
Phil. Clancy . . 
Tim Mahone 



William Wtst 

. Geor;;e Merritt 

Richard Quilter 

John Siiarks 

Ceo. L. Stout 

Joseph Sparks 



Tom Tit Charles Coffee 



C. F. Clinjrer . . 
Jeems McArdle . 
Member for Annex 

Gash .... 
Kosanna Rvilly . 
Rosalind Kcilly . 
Carrie O'Hollerhan 
Tutoress . . . 
Hattic Montgomery 
Kate Singleton . 
Nancy .... 
Vcnie Lame . . 
Ella de Camp . . 
Josephine Colder 
Adelaide Berry . 
Minnie Rexford ■ 



James McCullough 

. . Thomas Kay 

District 

Wm. Merritt 

. . Roltcrt Snyrier \ 
Annie Yeamans 
Stella Bonirace 
. . . Amy Lee 

. . Ada Farwell 
Annie Langdon 
. Kate Langdon 
Emily Yeamans 
. Adele Slillwcll 
. . Annie Hall 
. . Kay Krisioe 
. Annie Lander 
Georgle Hawlcy^ 



'* Tt^^ Leather Patch ," also by Harngan, was presented, for ihe firsf^ 
time on any stage, Feb. 15. 1886. The cast was; 



Jeremiah McCarthy, Edward Harrigan 
Airy McCafferly . . . Dan Collyer 

Linda M. J. Bradley 

Judge DoebJer .... James Fox 
Counsellor Wriggle . . Harry Fisher 
Levy Hyer .... A. C. Moreland 
Jimmjr the Kyd . . . .P. Goldrich 
Ueiinis McCarthy . Richard Quilter 
Doctor Noah Corncover, George Merritt 
.Moses Levy .... William Went 
Roderick McQuade . . Joseph Sparks 



Joseph Levy .... John Sparks 

Jefferson John Wild 

Uuhy McKcenc J- Davis 

Officer Dunlap . . . Wm. Merritt 
Sailor ...... Robert Snyder 

Parsley Allsnow . - . Mr. Murphy 
Madeline McCarthy Annie Veam:tns 

Libby Amy Lee 

Nellie Conroy . . . Annie Langdon 
Rachel - . . . . Kmily Yeamans 
Jennie Kate Langdon 



" ^nvtntir"*'^^ " was played August 23. 

"-The Q'Rcagans " was given its first performance on any stage 
Oct. II. " Mr-Nn nnry^^ Vjsit " succccdcd " The O'^^ eagans." Tan. 
31, 1887, and was acted until April iS. when "Cordelias Aspira - 
tions " was revived, and continued until April 30,' Vlien iTlC SHSdn 
closed. 



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378 A HISTORY OF THE NEW YORK STAGE Ztta 



A spring season of opera opened May 2 by Knowles & Morris, 
with "The Gypsy Baron." produced under the direction of H