Article on successful runs at various theaters

Event Information

Wallack's Theatre
Olympic Theatre
Niblo's Garden
Booth's Theatre
Grand Opera House
Broadway Theatre [485 Broadway]
Theatre Comique [514 Broadway]

Proprietor / Lessee:
Lester Wallack

Manager / Director:
Clifton W. Tayleure

Record Information


Last Updated:
27 July 2019

Performance Date(s) and Time(s)

11 Apr 1869

Performers and/or Works Performed

Text Author: Shakespeare
Text Author: Fox
Composer(s): Lingard
Participants:  William Horace Lingard


Article: New-York Times, 11 April 1869, 5.

“Business keeps up to a gratifying point at the theatres. At the Grand Opera House Mr. Tayleure appears to have made the first pecuniary success on record with the ‘Tempest;’ his receipts since the first night have averaged $1,100 for every performance. At Booth’s Theatre ‘Romeo and Juliet’ has been acted fifty-eight times, and the gross amount taken in during that period has reached nearly $65,000. ‘School’ is likewise so prosperous at Wallack’s that it will be kept upon the stage very probably until the 1st of May; then it will be followed by the comedy of ‘Caste,’ [provides information about casting]. ‘Humpty Dumpty,’ to be sure, shows signs of the ‘fall’ recorded in the nursey rhyme, but it don’t seem to hurt him much—and he runs along with surprising spirit at the Olympic, as usual. Even Irish drama and its ‘only living representatives,’ Mr. and Mrs. Barney Williams, have galvanized the expiring Broadway Theatre, while at Niblo’s Garden the unblushing ‘Forty Thieves’ rejoice and are merry to the sum of a thousand dollars a night. [Portion about gymnastic acts.] Mr. Lingard has sung ‘Captain Jinks’ [at the Theatre Comique] for nearly five hundred times, and the burlesque of ‘Pluto’ has outrun all its rivals, and has seen the ‘Field of the Cloth of Gold’ swept clear, and ‘Lucretia Borgia’ laid in her grave.”