Theatre Comique

Event Information

Theatre Comique [514 Broadway]

Proprietor / Lessee:
Charley White
Sandy [proprietor] Spencer

Manager / Director:
William Horace Lingard

Event Type:
Variety / Vaudeville

Record Information


Last Updated:
21 May 2018

Performance Date(s) and Time(s)

28 Sep 1868, 8:00 PM
29 Sep 1868, 8:00 PM
30 Sep 1868, 8:00 PM
01 Oct 1868, 8:00 PM
02 Oct 1868, 8:00 PM
03 Oct 1868, 2:30 PM
03 Oct 1868, 8:00 PM

Performers and/or Works Performed

aka Wife's first lesson ; Wife's lesson
Text Author: Kemble
Participants:  McKee Rankin


Announcement: New York Clipper, 26 September 1868, 198.

“On the 28th Mr. Lingard adds two new sketches to his repertoire, ‘Fifth Avenue’ and ‘Grecian Bend.’”

Advertisement: New York Herald, 27 September 1868.
Announcement: New York Herald, 28 September 1868, 4.

“At the Theatre Comique the inimitable Lingard will do the ‘Grecian Bend’ to perfection and many other novelties have been added to the bills. The Vaudeville style of performances as given at this establishment have become an institution in this city, as fully attested by the large audiences that nightly crowd this beautiful temple of the muses.”

Review: New York Herald, 30 September 1868.

“Lingard has made such a decided hit in this city by his inimitable character pieces that it was not at all surprising to find every seat occupied and very little standing room besides last night at the Comique. McKee Rankin’s clever acting in the comedietta, Day After the Wedding, was another strong attraction. Both of these gentlemen are sufficient to fill this handsome little theatre, which, we are glad to find, has abandoned its variety and minstrel business and may now be ranked among the regular theatres. Miss Lucy Egerton, Miss Lizzie Wilmore and Miss Alice Dunning also appear to be favorites here.”

Announcement: New York Clipper, 03 October 1868, 206.
Advertisement: New York Clipper, 03 October 1868, 207.