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:
20 March 2019

Performance Date(s) and Time(s)

08 Mar 1869, 8:00 PM
09 Mar 1869, 8:00 PM
10 Mar 1869, 8:00 PM
11 Mar 1869, 8:00 PM
12 Mar 1869, 8:00 PM
13 Mar 1869, 2:00 PM
13 Mar 1869, 8:00 PM

Program Details

Minnie Jackson replaced Elise Holt on 03/10/69.

Performers and/or Works Performed


Advertisement: New-York Times, 08 March 1869, 7.
Announcement: New-York Times, 11 March 1869, 5.

“Miss Elise Holt was too ill to appear at the Waverley Theatre last evening. Her part in the burlesque of ‘Lucretia Borgia’ was performed by Miss Minnie Jackson. The latter lady’s familiarity with the lines and the music is to be accounted for by the fact that she was Miss Holt’s substitute on several occasions during that little pocket actress’ performances in Boston. There is to be no change in the burlesque at the Waverley until Easter week. A novelty will then be produced.”

Review: New-York Daily Tribune, 11 March 1869, 4.

“Miss Elise Holt was ill last night, and did not appear. Her part in ‘Lucretia Borgia, M. D.,’ at the Waverley, was acted by Miss Minnie Jackson. Miss Holt, it is expected, will play to-night. The Waverley, we understand, has done a steady profitable business from the outset.”

Announcement: New York Herald, 12 March 1869, 6.

 “It is whispered on the east side of town that ‘Tony,’ the popular Pastor of the opera house in the Bowery, has succeeded in capturing a bevy of six genuine blondes, each one of whom boasts of an abundant head of beautiful auburn hair. It is expected when they appear—which will be shortly—that the whole town will be fairly captivated and dazzled. We shall see.

Blondes hold possession of the boards at Niblo’s, Wood’s, Theatre Comique and the Waverley. Bryants and the San Francisco Minstrels have also introduced the light-haired beauties to their patrons, but with black faces. How cruel of Bryant, Birch, Bernard and Backus thus to burlesque the beautiful, blushing, British burlesquers.”