Theatre Comique

Event Information

Venue(s):
Theatre Comique [514 Broadway]

Event Type:
Variety / Vaudeville

Record Information

Status:

This event is still undergoing additional verification.

Last Updated:
7 September 2017

Performance Date(s) and Time(s)

20 Apr 1868, 8:45 PM
21 Apr 1868, 8:45 PM
22 Apr 1868, Matinee
22 Apr 1868, 8:45 PM
23 Apr 1868, 8:45 PM
24 Apr 1868, 8:45 PM
25 Apr 1868, Matinee
25 Apr 1868, 8:45 PM

Performers and/or Works Performed

2)
Composer(s): Lingard
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aka Guinea pig boy
Composer(s): Lingard
Text Author: Lingard
4)
Composer(s): Lingard
Text Author: Lingard
5)
aka As through the park we go; As thro' the park I go; All through the park I go
Composer(s): Lingard
Text Author: Lingard
Participants:  William Horace Lingard
6)
Composer(s): Lingard
Text Author: Lingard
Participants:  William Horace Lingard
7)
Composer(s): Lingard
Text Author: Lingard
Participants:  William Horace Lingard
9)
Text Author: Daly

Citations

1)
Announcement: New York Clipper, 11 April 1868, 6.
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Advertisement: New York Herald, 20 April 1868.
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Announcement: New York Clipper, 25 April 1868, 22.
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Review: New York Clipper, 02 May 1869, 30.

“A most attractive programme is offered by the management of the Theatre Comique, as the company at present engaged there is one of the best Music Hall troupes in this country. The following is a list of the performers: William Lingard, comedian, mimic and vocalist; Prof. Hilton, ventriloquist; Prof. Airec, gymnast; Andy Leavitt, Lew Brimmer, Tommy Ryan and Charley White, Ethiopian comedians; Kelly and Holly, double song and dance and cloggists; Josh Hart, comedian and stage manager; Dan Collins, impersonator of old men; Lizzie Whelpley, M’lle Helene and Laura Le Claire, danseuses; and Dave Hawley, gymnast. Prof. Hilton commenced last week, introducing three large sized heads, perched upon stands, and representing England, Ireland and Scotland, which, by his ventriloquial powers, he caused to sing and talk as if to the manner born. The entertainment throughout was very laughable, particularly the part the Irishman took. Kelly and Holly also put in a first appearance the past week in a double clog dance and double song and dance, which they executed very well. Harry Kelly, who is an old professional, is a good dancer, while Holly is a new face in this city. Prof. Airec, late with the Hanlon Combination, commences this evening in one of his aerial acts. William Lingard continues his engagement. The amusing travestie, by Charley White and Josh Hart, called ‘Under the Gas Lamp,’ which plays about thirty minutes, is well placed upon the stage and well acted. The railroad scene is quite a feature.”