Bowery Theatre

Event Information

Bowery Theatre (after 1/67)

Event Type:
Variety / Vaudeville

Record Information


Last Updated:
4 September 2018

Performance Date(s) and Time(s)

17 Aug 1868, 8:00 PM
18 Aug 1868, 8:00 PM
19 Aug 1868, 8:00 PM
20 Aug 1868, 8:00 PM
21 Aug 1868, 8:00 PM
22 Aug 1868, 8:00 PM

Program Details

Benefit of W. H. Wally on Thursday (08/20/68).
Benefit of Mrs. Ford Hagadorn, widow, on Friday (08/21/68).

This is an extra week added for the Buislay and Butler ensembles; their closing performances were supposed to take place the week prior.

Performers and/or Works Performed

Participants:  Buislay Family
aka Challenge transept flight
Participants:  Buislay Family
Participants:  Buislay Family


Advertisement: New York Herald, 16 August 1868.
Advertisement: New-York Times, 17 August 1868, 7.
Review: New York Herald, 18 August 1868, 5.

“At the Bowery the usual mammoth programme of varied novelties is offered. The wonderful Buislay Family with [illegible line] of the ‘Red Gnome,’ are the principal attractions. William Freligh, acting upon the belief that one ‘cannot have too much of a good thing’ presents his constituents with novelty after novelty in such rapid succession as to almost take away their breath.”

Announcement: New-York Times, 18 August 1868, 4.
Announcement: New York Herald, 23 August 1868, 4.

The summer season ended with the performance here last night. The house will be closed for one week for renovations and repainting. It will reopen for the fall/winter season on Monday, August 31.