Theatre Comique

Event Information

Theatre Comique [514 Broadway]

Proprietor / Lessee:
Charley White
Sandy [proprietor] Spencer

Manager / Director:
William Horace Lingard

Event Type:
Variety / Vaudeville

Record Information


Last Updated:
21 April 2019

Performance Date(s) and Time(s)

02 Nov 1868, 8:00 PM
03 Nov 1868, 8:00 PM
04 Nov 1868, 2:30 PM
04 Nov 1868, 8:00 PM
05 Nov 1868, 8:00 PM
06 Nov 1868, 8:00 PM
07 Nov 1868, 2:30 PM
07 Nov 1868, 8:00 PM

Performers and/or Works Performed

Text Author: Lingard
aka Lieschen and Fritschen
Composer(s): Offenbach
Text Author: Boisselot
Participants:  Susan Galton


Advertisement: New York Herald, 01 November 1868.
Review: New York Herald, 05 November 1868, 7.

“While there appears to be no decrease in the numbers who nightly throng this establishment, a little more variety than has hitherto been presented could be judiciously introduced. Lingard has already established himself favorably, yet his delineations have become too hackneyed in order to maintain a much longer successful run. Admittedly possessed of a fund of tact, humor and versatility, there is no question that there is yet abundant room for a more novel display of his ability. The street bands have been so truly liberal with ‘Captain Jinks’ and a few other effusions of that class that to hear them now even from their original source does not come with a desirable freshness. ‘The Grecian Bend’ and ‘The Young Widow,’ however, are admirably performed, and continue to elicit the heartiest applause. Hilton’s ventrolquist powers are mirth-provoking, and especially so last evening, when some excellent hits were appropriately introduced into his clever and witty dialogue. Offenbach’s sprightly operetta, ‘Lischen and Fritzchen,’ found capital representatives in Miss S. Galton and Thomas Whiffen and a most laughable entertainment entitled ‘My Neighbor’s Wife’ brought the performance to a close. A little more novelty, a few additional clever artists and the Theatre Comique would be a most popular and comfortable place of amusement.”

Announcement: New York Clipper, 07 November 1868, 246, 3d col., bottom.

“The house is not only crowded, every evening but on many occasions large numbers are turned away unable to obtain even standing room.”

Advertisement: New York Clipper, 07 November 1868, 247.
Review: New York Clipper, 14 November 1868, 254.

No mention of music.