American Theatre

Event Information

American Theatre [472 Bdway--9/67 and after]

Manager / Director:
Robert W. [manager] Butler

Price: $.50; $.25

Event Type:

Record Information


Last Updated:
15 August 2018

Performance Date(s) and Time(s)

06 Jan 1868, Evening
07 Jan 1868, Evening
08 Jan 1868, Evening
09 Jan 1868, Evening
10 Jan 1868, Evening
11 Jan 1868, Matinee
11 Jan 1868, Evening

Performers and/or Works Performed

aka Bone squash diavolo; Ethiopian operatic extravaganza
Composer(s): Rice


Advertisement: New York Clipper, 04 January 1868, 310.
Advertisement: New York Herald, 06 January 1868.
Review: New York Herald, 08 January 1868, 7.

“Butler’s American Theatre.—‘Bone Squash Diavolo’ is not a very elegant name for an opera, but as given by the company at this house, ‘B. S. D.’ is a success and attracts plenty of admirers. As for the rest of the bill it is interminable.”

Review: New York Clipper, 11 January 1868, 318.

“A change of programme at Butler’s American Theatre last week brought a succession of good houses. On New Year’s day, while the Broadway Theatre had to dismiss an audience of about a dozen or so of people, and Niblo’s also a small audience for the afternoon performance, Butler’s place was crowded, which proves that it is a popular place of amusement. Alice Seidler, a lady who played at Wood’s Theatre last season several minor parts, appeared here last week as a vocalist, and was well received. She has a good repertoire, of songs, sings well, makes up well for the stage, and has a style that pleases. She will no doubt, become a favorite with the patrons of this house. Vivian, the comic vocalist, Johnny Thompson, Frank Kerns, Charley Pettingill, and Bob Hart, hold their own with the lovers of negro eccentricities.”