Eighth Avenue Opera House

Event Information

Eighth Avenue Opera House

Event Type:
Variety / Vaudeville

Record Information


Last Updated:
6 April 2016

Performance Date(s) and Time(s)

30 Sep 1867, Evening
01 Oct 1867, Evening
02 Oct 1867, Evening
03 Oct 1867, Evening
04 Oct 1867, Evening
05 Oct 1867, Evening

Performers and/or Works Performed

Participants:  Johnny Thompson
aka cow-bell ogeons; cow bell ogeons; Cow-bell-o-gians; cow-bell ogians
Participants:  Johnny Thompson


Review: New York Clipper, 05 October 1867, 206.

“[bad copy] The Eighth Avenue Opera House is doing a lively business . . . great card Johnny Thompson, who has made . . . in his acts of the 'Lively Moke,' 'Cow-bell-Ogeons,' and his song and dance. He is called out four or five times for each act, and the audience do not appear to tire of seeing him.  The 'Cow-bell-Ogeons' is a good act, and with Thompson, Kerns, Hall and Warren in their imitations, is nightly received with hearty applause. The variety company engaged here includes the names of Florence, Wells, Bloodgood, Geo. Warren, Crissie Canovan, W.B. Cavanagh, Maggie Vernon, Helene Smith, Josh Hart and the Broadway Boys, all of whom appear each evening in single and double acte.”