Tony Pastor’s Opera House: Conundrum Night and Dody Pastor Benefit

Event Information

Tony Pastor's Opera House

Event Type:
Variety / Vaudeville

Record Information


Last Updated:
29 November 2019

Performance Date(s) and Time(s)

19 Jun 1869, Evening

Program Details

Benefit of Dody Pastor, treasurer. As per the advertisements: “The Great Conundrum Night. A prize of a solid silver goblet for the best conundrum. A ten dollar gold piece for the worst conundrum. All conundrums to be read from the stages. The audience to judge.”

Performers and/or Works Performed

aka Ixion, in the Bowery; or, The new man at the wheel


Announcement: New York Clipper, 19 June 1869, 86.

Notes all the benefits.

Advertisement: New York Clipper, 19 June 1869, 87.
Advertisement: New York Herald, 19 June 1869, 12.
Review: New York Clipper, 26 June 1869, 94.

Part of announcement for following week’s performances at Tony Pastor’s. “The benefits at this establishment the past week were not all very liberally patronized. Frank Kerns led off with a densely crowded house, followed by T.G. Riggs, who had a fair turn out. John Mulligan did not have a very good house, neither did Collier and Graver; but the house of the week was that on Satudray night when ‘Dody’ Pastor, the treasurer, put forth his cause. Saturday night is always the bset night in the week, which was in his favor.”