Howard [composer] Glover
Play With Music
8 June 2019
Arrival of Edith Challis from London.
“‘After Dark’ enters upon its second week at Niblo’s Garden. With all its plagiarisms the piece is a decided success; but the scissors and paste pot of the author failed to improve the concert saloon scene, which is stolen from Brougham’s ‘Lottery of Life.’ The drama has been mounted in superb style, and the cast of characters, with one or two exceptions, is excellent. If Rose (Miss Edith Challis) would infuse a little more animation into the scene where she discovers that her lover, Sir George (McKee Rankin) is already a Benedict she would make the scene much more effective. As it is, however, the strongest point in this thrilling scene is altogether lost sight of, and, as a natural consequence its effectiveness is absolutely destroyed. This week, probably will see the drama so improved and reconstructed as to insure for it a long and prosperous run.”
“London By Night is a sensation which leaves only standing room for our cousins from the country by the seven o‘clock train.”
The doors opened early (6:15 p.m.) on Thanksgiving night because of the immense crowd.
Hearing in suit to restrain the representation of the railroad scene in the play “After Dark.”