American Theatre

Event Information

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

Manager / Director:
Robert W. [manager] Butler

Fred Van Olker

Ballet Director / Choreographer:
Paul Brilliant

Event Type:
Variety / Vaudeville

Record Information


Last Updated:
8 November 2016

Performance Date(s) and Time(s)

28 Dec 1863, Evening
29 Dec 1863, Evening
30 Dec 1863, Evening
31 Dec 1863, Evening
01 Jan 1864, Matinee
01 Jan 1864, Evening
02 Jan 1864, Matinee
02 Jan 1864, Evening

Program Details

Mons. La Thorne, stage manager.

Performers and/or Works Performed

aka Fairy of the lake; Lillies of Killarney
Participants:  Thomas L. Donnelly (role: Lanty McLoughlin);  Julia Melville (role: Rose Kearney);  Miss Frank Nixon (role: Coral, a fairy);  J. [actor] Myers (role: Darby Daley);  Clara Bogart (role: Amethyst, a fairy);  Millie Flora (role: Starlight, a fairy);  Ed. [American Theatre] Murray (role: Felix McCabe);  James F. Wambold (role: McDermot);  Miss Unidentified [American Theatre] Lorraine (role: Moonbeam, a fairy);  Denny [actor, minstrel] Gallagher (role: O’Donoho);  J. H. [American Theatre] Graham (role: Ned Ryan);  Florence Wells (role: Fairy Queen);  Miss Morand (role: Kate Kearney);  Mary [dancer] Blake (role: Zephyr, a fairy);  Ada St. Clair [vocal] (role: Beeswing, a fairy);  Viro Farrand (role: Gossamer, a fairy);  Marie Bertha [dancer, actor] (role: Sparkle, a fairy);  Johnny Wild (role: McShane);  Bob [minstrel] Hart (role: Squire Lynch)
Composer(s): Brilliant
aka Extravaganza dance
Participants:  Viro Farrand


Advertisement: New York Herald, 27 December 1863, 7.
Full cast list and synopsis of plot.  “Matinee on New Year’s Day.”
Advertisement: New York Herald, 01 January 1864, 7.

Announcement: New York Clipper, 02 January 1864, 302.

Advertisement: New York Clipper, 02 January 1864, 304.

Review: New York Clipper, 09 January 1864, 307.
“You ought to have seen us get squashed while endeavoring to make a call upon Mr. Butler on New Year’s all tattered and torn, and we think we have a shoulder put out of place.  In fact, we got all put out of place, for that matter.  However, two eminent physicians, consulted over us, and they pronounced us all right; they think we got in most too tight a place for a fragile youth.  Now that New Year’s is over, we’ll try it again.  You, too, if you have any desire to see a good show.”