Fifth Avenue Theatre

Event Information

Fifth Avenue Theatre

Event Type:
Variety / Vaudeville

Record Information


Last Updated:
13 February 2016

Performance Date(s) and Time(s)

16 Sep 1867, 8:00 PM
17 Sep 1867, 8:00 PM
18 Sep 1867, 8:00 PM
19 Sep 1867, 8:00 PM
20 Sep 1867, 8:00 PM
21 Sep 1867, 2:30 PM
21 Sep 1867, 8:00 PM

Performers and/or Works Performed

aka Too much good for nature; Romeo Jaffier Jenkins
Text Author: Falconer
Participants:  Mary Sedley [actor-voc.] Brown (role: Matilda Jane Chummy);  Miron Winslow Leffingwell (role: Romeo Jaffier Jonkins)


Advertisement: New York Herald, 15 September 1867.
Advertisement: New-York Times, 16 September 1867, 7.
Review: New York Clipper, 21 September 1867, 190.

“THE FIFTH AVENUE THEATRE was liberally patronized last week, and the prospects are that the establishment of a burlesque company at this house is a success.  ‘Fra Diavolo’ was produced last week with a good cast; Leffingwell playing Beppo. His make up for Forrest was excellent and elicited shouts of applause. Mr. Leffingwell is one of the best burlesque actors at present on the American stage. Mrs. Sedley Brown made a fascinating Fra Diavolo, dressing with taste and singing with great spirit. Sol Smith, Jr., was very good as Lorenzo, his make up being extremely ludicrous. Millie Sackett made a favorable impression as Zerlina. This lady is a pleasing and painstaking actress and has been very favorably received by the patrons of this house.”

Review: New York Herald, 22 September 1867, 7.

“The Fifth Avenue Theatre, formerly opera house, has been lately opened with burlesques as a specialty.  Leffingwell’s Forrestian Beppo and melancholy Dane, Romeo Jaffier Jenkins, are powerful attractions, especially when supported by such a clever comedienne as Mrs. Sedley Brown.  The company is a carefully selected one, and has become already popular.”