Humpty Dumpty

Event Information

Olympic Theatre

Record Information


Last Updated:
15 August 2017

Performance Date(s) and Time(s)

16 Mar 1868, Evening
17 Mar 1868, Evening
18 Mar 1868, Evening
18 Mar 1868, 1:30 PM
19 Mar 1868, Evening
20 Mar 1868, Evening
21 Mar 1868, Evening
21 Mar 1868, 1:30 PM

Performers and/or Works Performed

Text Author: Fox
Participants:  Mrs. C. [actress] Edwards (role: Romance);  Mlle. [actress] Laurent (role: Columbine);  George Washington Lafayette Fox (role: Clown);  Charles Kemble Fox (role: Pantaloon);  Frank [acter, singer] Lacy (role: Harlequin);  Alice M. Harrison [vocal-actor];  Rita Sangalli;  Betty Rigl


Advertisement: New York Herald, 15 March 1868.
Announcement: New York Herald, 16 March 1868, 5.
Review: New-York Times, 16 March 1868, 5.

“The music to which the action of the pantomime proceeds and the feet of the dancers move, has been selected with the utmost taste, and even with a witty appreciation of the ludicrous, by Mr. Reiff.”

Advertisement: New-York Times, 16 March 1868, 7.
Review: New York Herald, 17 March 1868.

“OLYMPIC THEATRE.—Manager Tayleure has proved himself more potent by far than ‘all the king’s horses and all the king’s men’ who failed so signally to right the fabled fallen ‘Humpty Dumpty.’ Not only has he placed that mischievous fellow upon a firm footing, but he has likewise started him off, pranks and all, upon a magnificent run which will probably extend into the summer solstice. ‘Humpty Dumpty is just one week old to-day, and has improved considerably during that short time; but much yet remains to be done before the piece will reach that point of excellence which we predict for it. Throughout the entire play modification and improvement are notciable, but more particularly in the grand transformation scene, which is nowone of the most beautiful and gorgeous specimens of the scenic art ever placed upon the New York stage. Messrs. G. L. Fox and E. Lacy are undoubtedly the funniest fellows that have delighted us for a long time, and Mlle. Rita Sangalli has returned to the boards with more new steps and difficult feats than New Yorkers have yet been favored with on the ‘light fantastic.’ The house is jammed every night, hardly standing room being procurable.”

Announcement: New York Clipper, 21 March 1868, 398.
Review: New York Clipper, 28 March 1868, 406.

No mention of music.