Broadway Theatre [485 Broadway]
Play With Music
24 September 2019
"…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.”
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.”
“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.”
No mention of music; quotes Barney Williams’s farewell address to the audience.