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:
Minstrel, Variety / Vaudeville

Record Information

Status:
Published

Last Updated:
27 May 2012

Performance Date(s) and Time(s)

28 Sep 1863, 8:00 PM
29 Sep 1863, 8:00 PM
30 Sep 1863, 8:00 PM
01 Oct 1863, 8:00 PM
02 Oct 1863, 8:00 PM
03 Oct 1863, 2:30 PM
03 Oct 1863, 8:00 PM

Program Details

Cast includes "Ethiopian corps".

Performers and/or Works Performed

2)
aka Devil's chamber, The
Text Author: Peake, Daniel
Participants:  William H. [pantomimist] Bartholomew (role: Mark Waterly, escaped convict);  Emma Temple (role: Winifred);  James S. Maffit (role: Peter Potts);  Bob [minstrel] Hart (role: Old Goodluck the landlord);  Julia Melville (role: Dame Waterly);  James F. Wambold (role: Joyce);  Lew Simmons (role: Farmer Stevens);  Johnny Wild (role: Farmer Williams)

Citations

1)
Advertisement: New York Herald, 27 September 1863.

     “New acts, songs, dances.”

2)
Advertisement: New York Herald, 28 September 1863.

3)
Advertisement: New York Herald, 01 October 1863, 8.

     Haunted inn “written expressly for the establishment.”

4)
Advertisement: New York Clipper, 03 October 1863, 200.

5)
Review: New York Clipper, 10 October 1863, 203.

     Positive review of The Haunted Inn.  Also good reviews of the corps de ballet, Tony Pastor and Dicky Ralph.