American Theatre

Event Information

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

Proprietor / Lessee:
Robert W. [manager] Butler

Manager / Director:
John M. La Thorne

Fred Van Olker

Ballet Director / Choreographer:
Paul Brilliant

Event Type:
Variety / Vaudeville

Record Information


Last Updated:
4 May 2011

Performance Date(s) and Time(s)

07 Sep 1863, 8:00 PM
08 Sep 1863, 8:00 PM
09 Sep 1863, 8:00 PM
10 Sep 1863, 8:00 PM
11 Sep 1863, 8:00 PM
12 Sep 1863, Matinee
12 Sep 1863, 8:00 PM

Program Details

Performers and/or Works Performed

aka Knights of Ethiopia, The; Soirée d'Ethiopia; Soiree d'Ethiope
Composer(s): Unidentified


Advertisement: New York Herald, 06 September 1863.

Advertisement: New York Herald, 07 September 1863, 7.

Advertisement: New York Herald, 08 September 1863.

     Ballets, farces, burlesques, minstrelsy, novel and characteristic plantation scenes, new songs, dances, sketches.

Advertisement: New York Herald, 10 September 1863.

     “New and Gorgeous ballets, Original Farces, Sparkling burlesques, Beautiful Minstrelsy, novel and characteristic plantation scenery, New Songs, Sketches, and Dances.”

Announcement: New York Clipper, 12 September 1863, 171.

     “This week, Miss Clara Harrington the beautiful vocalist, puts in an appearance and will no doubt add much to the attractions—for aside from her personal attractions, which always goes a great ways with the boys—she is a very clever vocalist, her repertoire consisting of many new as well as the most popular old songs of the day.”