American Theatre

Event Information

Butler's American Theatre [444 Bdway--before 3/66]

Manager / Director:
Fred Van Olker

Ballet Director / Choreographer:
Paul Brilliant

Event Type:
Variety / Vaudeville

Record Information


Last Updated:
2 August 2010

Performance Date(s) and Time(s)

22 Jun 1863, Evening
23 Jun 1863, Evening
24 Jun 1863, Evening
25 Jun 1863, Evening
26 Jun 1863, Evening
27 Jun 1863, Matinee
27 Jun 1863, Evening

Program Details

La Thorne, stage mngr.

Performers and/or Works Performed


Advertisement: New York Herald, 21 June 1863, 7.

Advertisement: New York Herald, 22 June 1863, 7.

Advertisement: New York Herald, 23 June 1863, 8.

Advertisement: New York Herald, 24 June 1863, 7.

Advertisement: New York Herald, 25 June 1863, 7.

Advertisement: New York Clipper, 27 June 1863, 88.
“All the Gems of Pantomime, Ballet, Comedy, Opera, Vaudeville, Burlesque, Gymnastics, Ethiopian Minstrelsy, Plantation Illustrations, Sentimental and Comic Vocalism, Scenic Display, Instrumental Music, Local Extravaganza, Stump Oratory, &c., &c., ‘Ad Infinitum.’”
Announcement: New York Clipper, 27 June 1863, 83.
Says: Ernestine De “Faiber.”  “If you wish to see a varied performance, including dancing, singing, ‘play acting,’ Nigger business, acrobatisms, and ‘sho’ actin,’ the ‘American,’ 444 Broadway, is the place to visit.  Here, the supple-legged beauty whirls and tosses, and pitches herself about in all the bewitching allurements of the mazy dance—common newspaper scribblers call this sort of thing ‘tripping it on the light fantastic toe;’ that’s danced out, though; us uncommon critics understand how to clothe such affairs in new and gayer apparel, and that’s what’s the matter with us now.”