New Idea

Event Information

New Idea, The

Price: $.25

Event Type:
Orchestral, Variety / Vaudeville

Record Information


Last Updated:
15 December 2021

Performance Date(s) and Time(s)

15 Jun 1863, Evening
16 Jun 1863, Evening
17 Jun 1863, Evening
18 Jun 1863, Evening
19 Jun 1863, Evening

Program Details

Performers and/or Works Performed

Composer(s): Carey [composer, etc]
Participants:  Gustavus Geary
aka Dear mother I've come home to die
Composer(s): Tucker [comp.-cond.-voc.]
Text Author: Bowers
Participants:  Gustavus Geary


Advertisement: New York Herald, 15 June 1863, 7.
Announcement: New York Clipper, 20 June 1863, 75.
“At the New Idea, Marietta Zanfretta continues to be one of the principal attractions by her graceful movements upon the tight rope. The management offer this week the celebrated Irish comedian Mr. J. Doherty, whose comic songs are said to have the merit of being entirely original. Mr. J. H. Budworth and Little Frank also appear this week in Ethiopian burlesques. Mr. J. Redden, an Ethiopian comedian, also made his formal bow this week.”
Advertisement: New York Clipper, 20 June 1863, 80.
This ad has not changed since the 06/01/63 entry, but the performers and pieces have changed according to NYH 06/15/63-06/20/63. This ad lists the following performers who are not listed in other sources for this week: The Unfortunate (pantomime); C. De Vere; M. Baptistan; W. Clarke; P. Butler; M. Thompson; L. Barnard; and S. Linsley.
Review: New York Herald, 22 June 1863, 7.
AD with review from Sunday Dispatch. “‘The management deserve a ‘special notice’ for the variety of their performances. The programmes are so varied as to present something new every night. Hence the crowded houses all last week. . . . The orchestral music is very fine. In short, we know of no better place of amusement in the city.”
Review: New York Clipper, 27 June 1863, 83.
“Business showed a slight improvement at the New Idea since our last.”