Humpty Dumpty

Event Information

Olympic Theatre

Event Type:
Play With Music

Record Information


Last Updated:
9 August 2019

Performance Date(s) and Time(s)

10 May 1869, 8:00 PM
11 May 1869, 8:00 PM
12 May 1869, 1:30 PM
12 May 1869, 8:00 PM
13 May 1869, 8:00 PM
14 May 1869, 8:00 PM
15 May 1869, 1:30 PM
15 May 1869, 8:00 PM

Program Details

Saturday evening performance a benefit for George L. Fox.

Performers and/or Works Performed

Text Author: Fox
Participants:  George Washington Lafayette Fox (role: Pantaloon)
Composer(s): Bishop
Text Author: Payne
Participants:  Rita Sangalli
aka Kiss; Kuss, Der
Composer(s): Arditi
Participants:  Rita Sangalli
Composer(s): Russell
Text Author: Lewis
Participants:  Rita Sangalli


Advertisement: New York Herald, 10 May 1869, 9.
Advertisement: New-York Times, 10 May 1869, 7.
Article: New York Clipper, 15 May 1869, 46.

A few passing words before the production makes its exit.

Announcement: New-York Daily Tribune, 15 May 1869, 7.

“To-night at the Olympic Theatre Mr. George L. Fox, the superb delineator of ‘Humpty Dumpty,’ will take a benefit, and make his last appearance in that character. Mr. Fox is the best living artist in his peculiar walk, and his humor has won him a multitude of admirers. The house, without a doubt, will be crowded to-night. ‘Humpty Dumpty’ is close upon its 500th representation. Mr. Fox’s new pantomime, to be produced on Monday, the 17th, is entitled ‘Hiccory Diccory, Dock’—and not ‘Red Riding Hood,’ as at first announced.”