Tammany Hall

Event Information

Tammany Hall

Manager / Director:
Leonard Grover

Event Type:
Variety / Vaudeville

Record Information


Last Updated:
27 September 2019

Performance Date(s) and Time(s)

24 May 1869, Evening
25 May 1869, Evening
26 May 1869, Evening
27 May 1869, Evening
28 May 1869, Evening
29 May 1869, Matinee
29 May 1869, Evening

Performers and/or Works Performed

aka Cinderella e la comare; Cinderella burlesque; Cinderella; or, the prince, the lackey, and the little glass slipper; Clorinda, the girl of the period
Text Author: Byron
Participants:  Emma [actress] Grattan (role: Dandino);  Leona [actress] Cavender (role: Cinderella);  J. J. [actor] Wallace (role: Buttoni);  F. [actor?] Barry (role: Alidoro);  Louis Joseph Mestayer [actor] (role: Baron Balderdash);  Alice M. Harrison [vocal-actor] (role: Prince Poppetti);  Miron Winslow Leffingwell (role: Clorinda)
aka Challenge transept flight
Participants:  Mlle. [acrobat] Zulaila


Advertisement: New York Herald, 24 May 1869, 12.

Complete cast list and description of scenes.

Advertisement: New-York Times, 24 May 1869, 7.
Review: New-York Times, 25 May 1869, 4.

No mention of music.

Review: New-York Daily Tribune, 27 May 1869, 5.

No mention of music.

Review: New York Clipper, 05 June 1869, 70.

“Mlle Zuleila appeared at the Tammany the past week in the act known as the ‘Niagara Leap,’ making a flight from a suspended stand over the gallery to a trapeze suspended from over the extreme depth of the stage. The distance made in the flight is greater than that attempted by say other male or female gymnast[s] in this city, and she succeeded in accomplishing it, to the evident delight of all present. Euleila is a daring lady gymnast, and possesses considerable nerve. On Friday evening last she failed to catch the trapeze over the stage, in her flight, and swung back to the gallery twice before she was caught by Ventini on the stage. She was applauded loudly for the nerve she displayed in this trying emergency, and in a few moments she again attempted the feat, and was successful. The incident created quite an excitement.”