Broadway Theatre: William Moore Benefit

Event Information

Venue(s):
Broadway Theatre [485 Broadway]

Price: $.50

Event Type:
Play With Music

Record Information

Status:
Published

Last Updated:
24 September 2019

Performance Date(s) and Time(s)

28 Apr 1869, Evening

Program Details

Final performance at the Broadway Theatre. Benefit of William Moore, manager of the Broadway Theatre.

Performers and/or Works Performed

2)
Text Author: Amherst
Participants:  Maria [Mrs. Barney] Williams (role: Judy O’Trot);  Barney Williams (role: Ragged Pat)
3)
aka Irish Donnybrook jig
4)
aka Pat Malloy
Composer(s): Unknown composer
5)
aka Grand pas de deux
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Participants:  William Jermyn Florence (role: William Williams, 444th N.Y.V.))
7)
aka Kiss; Kuss, Der
Composer(s): Arditi
Participants:  Betty Rigl;  Emily Rigl

Citations

1)
Announcement: New-York Daily Tribune, 26 April 1869, 5.

"…Mr. William A. Moore, the acting manager of the Broadway Theater, is to have a benefit there on Wednesday evening, when Mr. and Mrs. Barney Williams, Mr. and Mrs. W.J. Florence, and numerous other performers will appear, in a choice selection of plays. Upon Mr. Moore has rested the burden of the hardest work done in the management of this house. He has thoroughly done his duty, and we doubt not that his friends will make his benefit substantial. This performance will bring to an end the career of the Broadway Theater.”

2)
Advertisement: New York Herald, 28 April 1869, 3.

Provides full program.

3)
Announcement: New-York Times, 28 April 1869, 7.

Brief. “Announcements of some interest are before us…Another gives the elements of the representation by which Mr. W. A. Moore, business manager of the Broadway Theatre, is to benefit this night.”

4)
Advertisement: New-York Times, 28 April 1869, 9.
5)
Advertisement: New-York Daily Tribune, 28 April 1869, 7.
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Review: New York Herald, 29 April 1869, 9.

“The very last dramatic performance was given at the Broadway theatre [sic] last night, the occasion being a complimentary benefit to Mr. William Moore, late manager of that establishment. The theatre is to be converted into fancy stores, and will henceforth know the drama no more forever.”

7)
Review: New York Herald, 03 May 1869, 7.

No mention of music; quotes Barney Williams’s farewell address to the audience.

8)
Announcement: New York Clipper, 08 May 1869, 38, middle, 2d col..