Theatre Comique [514 Broadway]
Manager / Director:
Robert W. [manager] Butler
Variety / Vaudeville
20 September 2020
“Theatre Comique. This favorite place of amusement will remain closed during the week for the purpose of making extensive alterations, and will reopen on Monday, September 27.”
“The Theatre Comique reopens as a varieties theatre on Monday evening, under the management of Mr. R. W. Butler.”
“The Theatre Comique opened, as a variety theatre, on Sept. 27th, under the management of Robert W. Butler. The house was densely crowded. When the curtain was raised, the entire company was discovered in line in citizens’ dress, when the ‘Star Spangled Banner’ was cleverly sung by Maurice B. Pike, assisted by the company. [Lists long program of unidentified sketches, songs, dances, etc.] …For a first night we never saw a performance go on so well, there not being a single hitch or wait from the rising of the curtain to the close of the performance.” Describes Rita Percy’s sequence of statues.