American Theatre

Event Information

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

Proprietor / Lessee:
Robert W. [manager] Butler

Fred Van Olker

Ballet Director / Choreographer:
Paul Brilliant

Event Type:
Variety / Vaudeville

Record Information


Last Updated:
23 March 2011

Performance Date(s) and Time(s)

04 Jan 1864, Evening
05 Jan 1864, Evening
06 Jan 1864, Evening
07 Jan 1864, Evening
08 Jan 1864, Evening
09 Jan 1864, Matinee
09 Jan 1864, Evening

Program Details

Mr. La Thorne, stage manager.

Performers and/or Works Performed

Participants:  Charles E. Collins


Advertisement: New York Herald, 04 January 1864, 6.

Announcement: New York Clipper, 09 January 1864, 307.
“The American Theatre, R. Butler proprietor, commences the new year with several new ideas, and many new performers.  This week, those two clever pantomimists, Maffitt and Bartholomew, enter upon the scene, and offer a variety of acts in the execution of which they are so justly celebrated.  Chas. E. Collins, the curious Cure, also puts in an appearance, and will introduce a budget of new things.  J. Allen, Ethiopian comedian, joins the famed black band, and contributes to the general entertainment.  But best of all, comes Lizzie Schultz, the pleasing vocalist and danseuse, with whom we all have spent delightful evenings at the American, in happy days gone by.  Mons. La Thorne, the stage manager, will see all these new players, as well as our old favorites, well bestowed.”
Advertisement: New York Clipper, 09 January 1864, 310.