Tony Pastor’s Opera House

Event Information

Tony Pastor's Opera House

Event Type:
Variety / Vaudeville

Record Information


Last Updated:
2 November 2020

Performance Date(s) and Time(s)

16 Aug 1869, Evening
17 Aug 1869, Evening
18 Aug 1869, Evening
18 Aug 1869, 2:00 PM
19 Aug 1869, Evening
20 Aug 1869, Evening
21 Aug 1869, Evening
21 Aug 1869, 2:00 PM

Performers and/or Works Performed

aka Richard No. 3 ; Teutonic tyrant of squantum; Richard Ye No. 3; Richard Third; Richard de three times; Dutch Richard III
Participants:  D. L. Morris
aka New songs; Foreign airs by native artists
Composer(s): Unknown composer
Participants:  Tony Pastor
aka Favorite ballads ; Ballads and warblings; Beautiful ballads
Participants:  Sallie [singer] Mason
Participants:  Bobby Newcomb


Advertisement: New York Herald, 16 August 1869.
Review: New York Herald, 17 August 1869, 3.

“An attractive programme and a highly accomplished corps of popular artists produced the desired effect on the large and keenly appreciative audience at Tony Pastor’s Opera House last evening. The terpsichorean features of the entertainment were delightfully varied. ‘Fancy’ dances were followed by Hibernian ‘jigs,’ Highland ‘flings’ and village hornpipes, and the ‘leg business’ culminated in a regular ‘Ole Virginny breakdown.’ The ‘latest Parisian sensation,’ Mlle. Irma, appeared to great advantage in her classic, mythological and historical poses pivants. Her representation of ‘the boy Samuel at his devotions’ formed a touching picture of youthful piety, and nothing could have been more affecting and appropriate than the music by the band—‘Sweet Spirit, Hear My Prayer.’ The excrutiatingly [sic] comic sketch entitled, ‘Who Died First?’ the marvelously well drawn ‘African Pictures’ and the ‘roaring act,’ with the suggestive title ‘Who’s the Father?’ were hugely relished. The performances concluded with the great Shakespearian burlesque entitled, ‘Dutch Richard the Third.’”

Announcement: New York Clipper, 21 August 1869, 158, 3d col., bottom.

Death of the infant daughter of Jennie Benson.

Announcement: New York Clipper, 21 August 1869, 158, 3d col., top .

Jennie Benson did not appear on the 13th and 14th in consequence of the death of her infant daughter.