Theatre Comique

Event Information

Theatre Comique [1867- : 514 Broadway]

Ballet Director / Choreographer:
George Smith

Price: $.20; $.35; $.50

Event Type:
Variety / Vaudeville

Record Information


Last Updated:
12 February 2024

Performance Date(s) and Time(s)

23 Mar 1868, Evening
24 Mar 1868, Evening
25 Mar 1868, Evening
26 Mar 1868, Evening
27 Mar 1868, Evening
28 Mar 1868, Evening

Performers and/or Works Performed


Advertisement: New York Herald, 23 March 1868.
Announcement: New York Clipper, 28 March 1868, 406.
Review: New York Clipper, 04 April 1868, 414.

“The Theatre Comique re-opened on March 23d as a regular variety theatre, with the following company:—Charley White, Lew Brimmer, Tommy Ryan, Mlle. Helene, Lizzie Whelpley, Dan Collins, Dave Hawley, Josh Hart, Laura Le Claire, Lottie La Point, and a corps de ballet under the direction of George W. Smith. Mr. Collins’ characteristic song of the ‘Happy Old Man’ was a most excellent performance. His make-up for a man three score and ten was equal to anything of the kind we have ever seen; his tottering step, voice and every action were just what he was supposed to represent. Mr. Collins has made a specialty of this character, and he deserved the hearty applause that was bestowed upon him. The balance of the entertainment appeared to please all present, particularly Charley White’s Ethiopian eccentricities, Helene’s dancing and Brimmer’s banjoic musings.”