Tammany Hall

Event Information

Tammany Hall

Price: $.50; $.25 extra reserved orchestra circle; $.50 extra reserved orchestra chairs

Event Type:
Variety / Vaudeville

Record Information


Last Updated:
15 March 2019

Performance Date(s) and Time(s)

15 Mar 1869, Evening
16 Mar 1869, Evening
17 Mar 1869, Matinee
17 Mar 1869, Evening
18 Mar 1869, Evening
19 Mar 1869, Evening
20 Mar 1869, Matinee
20 Mar 1869, Evening

Program Details

Special Wednesday matinee price: $.25. (This is likely for St. Patrick's Day.)

Performers and/or Works Performed

Participants:  James S. Maffit (role: Clown);  William H. [pantomimist] Bartholomew (role: Pantaloon);  Emma [dancer] Carle (role: Colombine);  M. H. [dancer] Carle (role: Harlequin)
aka Strong's panorama of Washington


Announcement: New York Sun, 15 March 1869, 2.
Advertisement: New-York Times, 15 March 1869, 7.
Review: New York Herald, 16 March 1869, 7.

“Last night Tammany was crowded with gentlemen to see the numerous entertainments offered for the benefit of those whose fancy runs in this particular Tammany vein. The usual number of bad puns enlivened the play of ‘Captain Jinks.’ Airs and burlesques from the opera house reminded the audience of the ‘Grand Duchess’ and ‘Genevieve.’ Many well-turned legs were displayed for the benefit of the aged connoisseurs, who now look at a woman as they would at a gravestone and inwardly ejaculate in memoriam. The acrobats did moderately well, the clogs were the star performers, the ballet girls gave a fine specimen of their art, the music was good, the panorama of Washington served for a change, ‘Punch and Judy’ entertained those who chose to go down cellar and look at it and the numerous five minute intermissions to take a drink were well appreciated by large numbers.”

Announcement: New-York Times, 17 March 1869, 7.

“A special reduction of the admission rate is announced by the managers of the Tammany for the entertainment this afternoon. The price for this occasion will be twenty-five cents. In the absolute failure of other attractions, price instead of quality might be an inducement to draw people to the theatres, but in that case the minimum might be reached at Tammany by a clever combination of its dramatic and refectory departments. Thus, instead of lowering the charges any more, the managers might announce that previous to the new pantomime would be presented (to each patron) ‘an entirely new sandwich with new bread, new butter, new ham and new mustard, to be followed by the latest burlesque with Miss Harrison on a velocipede; the whole to conclude with an entirely original cup of coffee, supported by a numerous corps of Turkish Beauties in new and correct costumes.’ There does not appear to be any immediate necessity for resorting to this, however, as Tammany continues to be very fairly attended.” Briefly describes current program.

Announcement: New York Clipper, 20 March 1869, 398.

There has been an increase in attendance.