Theatre Comique

Event Information

Theatre Comique [1867- : 514 Broadway]

Event Type:
Minstrel, Variety / Vaudeville

Record Information


Last Updated:
19 February 2016

Performance Date(s) and Time(s)

21 Oct 1867, Evening
22 Oct 1867, Evening
24 Oct 1867, Evening
25 Oct 1867, Evening
26 Oct 1867, Evening
26 Oct 1867, 2:30 PM

Performers and/or Works Performed


Advertisement: New-York Times, 20 October 1867, 7.
Advertisement: New York Herald, 22 October 1867.
Review: New York Herald, 25 October 1867, 7.

“This ‘temple of muses’ was filled last evening with an audience which evidently came determined to enjoy the fun. The ‘Japs’ were in their full glory—Kiar-Mong, Ya-Manok and Yamada E-shee-Mosky were on their taps, and proved that the Japanese people knew a thing or two. The wedding dance of the almond–eyed gentlemen was very entertaining, and we recommend all young married people to go see it. The daring performance of Yamada E-shee-Mosky equals some of Blondin’s celebrated wire rope efforts. Cotton, Sharpley and the rest of the sun-burned minstrels met with their usual success.”

Announcement: New York Clipper, 26 October 1867, 230.

“They are said to be genuine Japs, capable of performing the most difficult feats. Cotton and Sharpley’s Minstrels will give their usual minstrel entertainment, which is brim full of fun.”