Tammany Hall

Event Information

Tammany Hall

Manager / Director:
Leonard Grover

Event Type:
Variety / Vaudeville

Record Information


Last Updated:
4 October 2019

Performance Date(s) and Time(s)

31 May 1869, Evening
01 Jun 1869, Evening
02 Jun 1869, Evening
03 Jun 1869, Evening
04 Jun 1869, Evening
05 Jun 1869, Matinee
05 Jun 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:  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);  Emma [actress] Grattan (role: Dandino);  Leona [actress] Cavender (role: Cinderella);  J. J. [actor] Wallace (role: Buttoni)
aka Challenge transept flight
Participants:  Mlle. [acrobat] Zulaila


Advertisement: New York Herald, 31 May 1869, 12.
Advertisement: New-York Times, 31 May 1869, 7.
Review: New York Clipper, 12 June 1869, 78.

“There was quite a change and thinning out of the company at the Tammany, the latter part of the past week. The Zanfrettas, and all the dancers were given leave to leave on the 3d, thus detracting from the previous attractions of the burlesque of ‘Clorinda,’ and making it less enjoyable than it had been. There were barely enough people left to get up the song and walk around in the ball room scene. As now presented, the honors of the burlesque are farily divided between the fairly-like Leona Cavender and the gushing Leffingwell. Miss Cavender has already become a great favorite with Tammany audiences, and she is well entitled to all the applause she nightly receives.”