Tammany Hall

Event Information

Tammany Hall

Manager / Director:
Leonard Grover

Heinrich [conductor] Gungl

Price: $.50

Event Type:
Variety / Vaudeville

Record Information


Last Updated:
28 March 2020

Performance Date(s) and Time(s)

16 Aug 1869, Evening
17 Aug 1869, Evening
18 Aug 1869, Evening
19 Aug 1869, Evening
20 Aug 1869, Evening
21 Aug 1869, Evening

Program Details

Grand re-opening.

Performers and/or Works Performed

Participants:  Pauline [actress] Markham (role: Florizel);  Maggie [actress] Desmond (role: Sairah);  Louis Joseph Mestayer [actor] (role: Queen of Hearts);  Alice M. Harrison [vocal-actor] (role: Princess Euchre);  James B. Curran (role: King of Hearts)


Announcement: New York Clipper, 31 July 1869, 134.

“The Tammany opens on August 16th, with a very large company, including members of the dramatic and other profession. In the rooms down stairs several attractive entertainments will be presented. The alterations are proceeding rapidly, and a new entrance is being built for the gallery.”

Announcement: New York Clipper, 07 August 1869, 142, 3d col., middle.
Advertisement: New-York Times, 08 August 1869, 7.
Advertisement: New York Post, 09 August 1869.
Announcement: New York Herald, 09 August 1869.
Advertisement: New York Clipper, 14 August 1869, 151.
Advertisement: New York Herald, 16 August 1869.

Includes complete cast listing..

Announcement: New York Sun, 16 August 1869, 2.

“...a new grand fairy spectacle and pantomime”

Announcement: New-York Times, 16 August 1869, 5.
Review: New-York Daily Tribune, 16 August 1869, 4.

No mention of music.

Review: New York Post, 17 August 1869, 2.

“...and Miss Pauline Markham sings neatly and effectively.”

Review: New-York Times, 19 August 1869, 4.

“There is a burlesque with conventionally idiotic rhymes and incoherent songs; truly brilliant scenery, fair music, ingenious and often artistic dances, and occasional thrilling displays of acrobatic daring.”

Announcement: New York Clipper, 21 August 1869, 158, 3d col., top.
Review: New York Clipper, 28 August 1869, 166, 3d col., top.

“…The entertainment commenced and finished with a pantomime entitled ‘The Queen of Hearts,’ in the third act of which was introduced the trapeze act by the Torres brothers, a skating act by Alfred Moe and E. T. Goodrich, song and dance of ‘Love Among the Roses’ by sixteen young men, and a wooden shoe dance by the corps de ballet.” “…Then came sixteen ‘ham fatters,’ consisting of young men who were announced for a song and dance. They had been under the tuition of Bobby Newcomb for some time, but we should think Bobby would prefer not to have his name connected with such an act, for, without exception, it is the worst of the kind we ever saw. Eight of the dancers are dressed in jockey cap and red striped, loose jackets, pants and vests; the other eight are similarly dressed, excepting that their color is blue. They attempt to do a song and dance, but such an attempt is unworthy any first class establishment like the Tammany. They were heartily hissed the first night and on every night during the week, but the claquers had to earn their salary, so the party came out and two of them attempted to do a walk around but made a lamentable failure, they not knowing the business…”