Tony Pastor’s Opera House

Event Information

Tony Pastor's Opera House

Event Type:
Variety / Vaudeville

Record Information


Last Updated:
1 April 2023

Performance Date(s) and Time(s)

21 Jun 1869, Evening
22 Jun 1869, Evening
23 Jun 1869, Matinee
23 Jun 1869, Evening
24 Jun 1869, Evening
25 Jun 1869, Evening

Program Details

Last week of the season.

Performers and/or Works Performed


Announcement: New York Clipper, 12 June 1869, 78.

After review of previous week’s performances. “J. W. McAndrews re-appears this week. The season closes in three weeks, when the Opera House will be thoroughly cleansed.”

Announcement: New York Herald, 20 June 1869, 7.

“The season at Tony Pastor’s closes next Saturday night, on which occasion Tony will have a benefit. Charley White will assume a colored visage once more for the occasion, and a host of other volunteers have offered their services, so that a prosperous season is likely to have a lively ending.”

Advertisement: New York Herald, 20 June 1869, 11.

Two ads on the same page. One for the week’s performaces (“double company in a farewell bill”); one specifically for Pastor benefit on Saturday.

Announcement: New York Herald, 21 June 1869, 5.

No mention of music.

Announcement: New York Herald, 24 June 1869, 5.

“The season closes at Tony Pastor’s Opera House on Saturday evening next in a perfect blaze of splendor. Manager Pastor takes his annual benefit upon that particular evening, when he will be assisted by a brilliant host of fifty volunteers. Manager White, the greatest black comedian on the boards, will besmear his face once more with burnt cork upon this festive occasion in honor of the popular pastor, whose parishoners will muster in full force at his temple of Momus to bid him an affectionate adieu previous to his departure for the great ‘Hub.’”

Advertisement: New York Clipper, 26 June 1869, 95.