Bad Dickey

Event Information

Tammany Hall

Price: $.25 family circle; “other prices as usual”

Event Type:
Play With Music

Record Information


Last Updated:
23 May 2020

Performance Date(s) and Time(s)

13 Dec 1869, Evening
14 Dec 1869, Evening
15 Dec 1869, Evening
16 Dec 1869, Evening
17 Dec 1869, Evening
18 Dec 1869, Matinee
18 Dec 1869, Evening

Program Details

“BAD DICKEY presents the brightest number of Offenbach and several original melodies.”

Performers and/or Works Performed

Participants:  Alice M. Harrison [vocal-actor] (role: Princess Elizabeth);  Rose [actress] Massey;  Maggie [actress] Desmond (role: Lady Ann);  Bessie [singer] Sudlow (role: Sir John Catesby);  Moses William Fiske (role: Duke of Glosterr [sic]);  Alfred [actor] Stewart (role: Genius of Despair/Lord Mayor of London);  Lillie [actress] Whiting (role: Genius of Novelty/The Recorder);  S. H. [actor] Verney (role: (Lord Stanley);  May [actress] Robinson (role: The Mace);  Fanny Herring (role: Henri, Earl of Richmond);  Arnold [dancer] Kiralfy;  Louis Joseph Mestayer [actor] (role: Duchess of York)
Composer(s): Arnold


Advertisement: New York Herald, 13 December 1869, 3.
Announcement: New York Herald, 13 December 1869, 6.

Bad Dickey “is nightly thronged with delighted audiences…[and] improves with each successive representation, as do the actors, who are now perfect in their parts. The burlesque is full of fun, frolic and enjoyable nonsense, and is evidently destined to have a long and successful run.”

Advertisement: New-York Times, 13 December 1869, 7.
Advertisement: New-York Daily Tribune, 13 December 1869, 3.
Announcement: New York Sun, 13 December 1869, 1.

Notes that Bad Dickey “is one of the best burlesques that has been produced in this city for a long time… Tammany will surely enrich its stockholders.”

Advertisement: New York Clipper, 18 December 1869, 295.
Advertisement: New York Herald, 18 December 1869, 2.

Notes participation of Arnold Kiralfy. Unclear how many performances he participated in this week.