Olympic Theatre: W. S. Andrews Benefit

Event Information

Olympic Theatre

Event Type:
Play With Music

Record Information


Last Updated:
16 January 2016

Performance Date(s) and Time(s)

26 Apr 1867, Evening

Program Details

Andrews was comedian at the late Winter Garden Theatre; tendered by prominent citizens.

Performers and/or Works Performed


Advertisement: New-York Times, 22 April 1867, 7.
Advertisement: New York Herald, 26 April 1867, 10.
Announcement: New York Clipper, 27 April 1867, 21, 3d col., middle.
Review: New York Herald, 27 April 1867, 7.

“The complimentary benefit tendered by many of our most prominent citizens and professional men to Mr. W. S. Andrews, late of the Winter Garden, came off last evening at this theatre, and proved a most magnificent success. The house was crowded to its utmost capacity, and the whole affair was a splendid recognition of that gentleman’s worth and talent. The entertainment comprised the comedy of Our American Cousin and the burletta of Jenny Lind, both of which pieces were admirably rendered, with Mr. Andrews sustaining leading parts in each.”