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Variety / Vaudeville
28 June 2020
“Burlesques also reign at Tammany. The great wigwam under Mr. Grover’s management is fast recovering its former prestige. It has heretofore been regarded as the home of the ballet and pantomime, and is now seeking to gobble up the frothy extravagance of burlesque. ‘Bad Dickey,’ a travestie [sic] upon ‘Richard III,’ and a new farce are the attractions for this evening.”
“…This establishment is now regarded as the home of pantomime and the haven of the breezy ballet, and is even seeking to receive the remnants of bespangled burlesque into its friendly and capacious fold. How much of success will attend this last manœvre is impossible at present to determine; but, judging from the last effort—‘Bad Dickey,’ a clever musical travestie [sic] on ‘Richard III,’—it looks as though a winning step had been taken in the right direction.” Positive review thereafter; no mention of music.
“…During the past week Charles Parker gave his comic high stilt performance in the second act, and it caused considerable laughter and gave satisfaction. Instead of singing a la Tyrolean, a burlesque bell ringing act was substituted. [Notes other new, non-musical substitutions in Bad Dickey.] …‘Bad Dickey’ is so much better done now than during its first week that a most enjoyable evening’s amusement is offered the patrons of the Tammany.”