American Theatre

Event Information

Venue(s):
Butler's American Theatre [444 Bdway--before 3/66]

Conductor(s):
Fred Van Olker

Ballet Director / Choreographer:
Paul Brilliant

Event Type:
Variety / Vaudeville

Record Information

Status:
Published

Last Updated:
10 June 2013

Performance Date(s) and Time(s)

07 May 1863, Evening
08 May 1863, Evening
09 May 1863, Evening
09 May 1863, 2:30 PM

Program Details

Mons., La Thorne, stage manager

Performers and/or Works Performed

3)
aka Dancing master from Paris
4)
Participants:  Charles E. Collins
6)
aka Wild Irish jig
Participants:  Charles E. Collins

Citations

1)
Advertisement: New York Herald, 03 May 1863, 7.

2)
Advertisement: New York Herald, 04 May 1863, 7.

3)
Advertisement: New York Herald, 05 May 1863, 9.

4)
Advertisement: New York Herald, 06 May 1863, 9.
“Charles E. Collins in new Comic Acts this week, Clog Dances, Irish Song and Jig.”
5)
Advertisement: New York Herald, 07 May 1863, 9.
6)
Advertisement: New York Herald, 08 May 1863, 7.

7)
Advertisement: New York Clipper, 09 May 1863, 32.
Lists Tony Pastor. He was not mentioned in other papers for this week. “The reign of fun / a continuous carnival of merriment . . . a grand protean entertainment, / Combining in one all the popular Amusements of the age, and presenting in its performance / A monster comedy combination . . . A grand family matinee.”
8)
Advertisement: New York Herald, 09 May 1863, 9.
9)
Review: New York Clipper, 16 May 1863, 38.
“The whole show is good, whether you take the dancers, the singers, the niggers, or the comedians of low or high degree. The American gives plenty of good amusement for a very low figure, and that is one of the secrets of its success.”