Devil in the Bowery

Event Information

New Bowery Theatre

Proprietor / Lessee:
James W. Lingard

Event Type:
Variety / Vaudeville

Record Information


Last Updated:
21 February 2014

Performance Date(s) and Time(s)

05 Oct 1863, Evening
06 Oct 1863, Evening

Program Details

The Devil in the Bowery includes “The ghost” (illusion).

Performers and/or Works Performed


Advertisement: New York Clipper, 10 October 1863, 206.

Review: New York Clipper, 17 October 1863, 211.

“The ghost is still doing good service on the east side of town, the two Bowery theatres giving it nightly as a standard dish. That it greatly helps to swell the receipts of both houses, admits of no question. One cause of the continued success of the ghost at the two Bowery theatres is the fact that the ghost effects are produced in most excellent style, and about every variety of shadow [is] exhibited. The illusion is certainly a marked success on the east side.”