Tammany Alhambra

Event Information

Tammany Alhambra

Manager / Director:
Josh Hart [actor, minstrel]

Price: $1; $.50; $.25

Record Information


Last Updated:
27 February 2022

Performance Date(s) and Time(s)

18 Apr 1870, Evening
19 Apr 1870, Evening
20 Apr 1870, Evening
21 Apr 1870, Evening
22 Apr 1870, Evening
23 Apr 1870, Evening
23 Apr 1870, 2:30 PM

Program Details

Cast of fifty performers.

Performers and/or Works Performed


Advertisement: New York Herald, 17 April 1870, 9.

“Everything New. Entire New Company…Get A Programme. Please. Get A Programme. 40 Different Acts. Make No Mistake. 40 Acts.”

Announcement: New York Herald, 18 April 1870, 7.

“The Tammany becomes a genuine variety theatre to-night. Over fifty names of the minstrel and other kindred professions are announced.”

Advertisement: New-York Times, 18 April 1870, 7.
Review: New-York Times, 20 April 1870, 4.

“The Tammany now offers a wondrous collection of Negro, Irish, Dutch, acrobatic and terpsichorean specialties, and the rapidity with which the various parts of the entertainment succeed each other is greatly appreciated by the audiences.” Positive and descriptive; no mention of music.

Review: New York Sun, 21 April 1870, 3.

“In the Tammany the able management of Josh Hart has brought back the crowded houses of last season, when Tammany was in its greatest glory… Dick Ralph excited much enthusiasm by his songs and dances, but the features of the evening’s entertainment were unquestionably the singing of Eva Brent and the Japenese performance of the Leon Brothers. A young debutant performed some frightful feats on the trapeze, which we would wish to see omitted, since it would not add to the hilarity of the visitors to see a man’s brains spattered upon the fiddles of the orchestra. New stars are promised for next week…” No further mention of music.

Announcement: New York Clipper, 23 April 1870, 22.

“The Tammany, which, under its new management, has been made a drinking slaoon, does not seem to meet with favor in that form. This week a number of negro acts, etc., will be given by performers who have been frequently seen at Tony Pastro’s and Butler’s Theatre Comique.”

Advertisement: New York Herald, 23 April 1870, 12.

Matinee features “50 Acts.”

Review: New York Clipper, 30 April 1870, 30.

Notes rowdy audience on 04/18/70. “…The management announces that smoking will no longer be permitted in the auditorium, but this cannot help the place while drinking is continued. A serious mistake has been made in the management of Tammany, and it is not likely that the establishment will recover from its effects the present season.”