Waverley Theatre

Event Information

Waverley Theatre

Proprietor / Lessee:
Gilbert T. [proprietor] Reeder

Manager / Director:
Thomas E. [actor/mgr.] Morris
Harry [actor and manager] Wall

Howard Glover

Event Type:
Variety / Vaudeville

Record Information


Last Updated:
12 February 2019

Performance Date(s) and Time(s)

01 Mar 1869, 8:00 PM
02 Mar 1869, 8:00 PM
03 Mar 1869, 8:00 PM
04 Mar 1869, 8:00 PM
05 Mar 1869, 8:00 PM
06 Mar 1869, 2:00 PM
06 Mar 1869, 8:00 PM

Program Details

Howard Glover was newly appointed as conductor; March 1 was his first evening on the podium at the Waverley.

Performers and/or Works Performed

aka Lucrezia Borgia
Text Author: Byron
Participants:  James [actor, dancer] Lewis (role: Lucretia);  Elise [vocalist] Holt (role: Genarro);  Minnie [vocalist] Jackson (role: Betrucca)


Announcement: New-York Times, 28 February 1869, 4.

Brief and difficult to read. “Harmony has some chance now at this t[illeg.] theatre. Mr. Howard Glover has succeed[illeg.] to the orchestra leadership, and takes the s[illeg.] to-morrow evening.”

Advertisement: New-York Times, 01 March 1869, 7.
Review: New-York Daily Tribune, 02 March 1869, 5.

“The Elise Holt Burlesque Company is doing well at the Waverley Theater, under the energetic management of Mr. Wall and Mr. Morris. ‘Lucrezia Borgia’ and a farce constitute the programme, which is presented every night and at a Saturday matinée. Mr. Howard Glover has been engaged to direct the orchestra at this theater, where, therefore, we may expect to hear music that is both tasteful and vivacious—as suits the merry mood of the gay burlesquers. Miss Holt has fulfilled our anticipation, in gaining an immediate and genuine popularity.”