Theatre Comique

Event Information

Theatre Comique [514 Broadway]

Manager / Director:
George C. Boniface

Event Type:
Variety / Vaudeville

Record Information


Last Updated:
10 August 2019

Performance Date(s) and Time(s)

19 Apr 1869, Evening
20 Apr 1869, Evening
21 Apr 1869, Evening
22 Apr 1869, Evening
23 Apr 1869, Evening
24 Apr 1869, Evening
24 Apr 1869, 2:00 PM

Program Details

The New York Clipper states George C. Boniface played the title role of Robert Macaire, but the other citations state that W.H. Lingard took the part.

Performers and/or Works Performed

aka Auberge des adrets
Text Author: Selby
Participants:  William Horace Lingard (role: Robert Macaire);  Owen S. [comedian] Fawcett (role: Jaques Strop)


Announcement: New York Clipper, 10 April 1869, 6.

“O.S. Fawcett, who has been the first low comedian at Walnut Street Theatre, Philadelphia, for the past four seasons, where he is quite a favorite with the public, opens at the Theatre Comique on the 19th inst. This will be his first appearance in this city in three years, he having previously played at the Winter Garden during the great run of ‘Hamlet’…” Lists other previous New York City performances.

Advertisement: New York Herald, 19 April 1869, 7.
Advertisement: New-York Times, 19 April 1869, 7.
Announcement: New-York Times, 19 April 1869, 5.

Announces pieces; “Mr. Boniface has been engaged as a stage manager here, and Mr. J. C. Williamson is shortly to be added to the company.”

Advertisement: New-York Daily Tribune, 19 April 1869, 7.
Review: New York Herald, 20 April 1869, 5.
Announcement: New York Clipper, 24 April 1869, 22.

– “A change in the first part of the programme is made this week at the Theatre Comique, when the amusing drama of ‘Robert Macaire’ will be presented, for the purpose of introducing to its patrons Owen S. Fawcett, a popular comedian, in the role of Jaques Strop, supported by George Boniface, as Robert Macaire. The burlesque of ‘Pluto,’ which is also presented for the eighty-second time this evening, is to be reconstructed next week.”

Advertisement: New York Clipper, 24 April 1869, 23.