Fox’s Old Bowery Theatre

Event Information

Fox's Old Bowery Theatre (until 1/67)

Proprietor / Lessee:
George Washington Lafayette Fox

Manager / Director:
George Washington Lafayette Fox

Event Type:
Play With Music, Orchestral

Record Information


Last Updated:
23 July 2014

Performance Date(s) and Time(s)

07 Dec 1863, Evening
08 Dec 1863, Evening

Program Details

Jack Sheppard and His Dog includes a "Grand fancy dance" (dance) and an unidentified overture.

Performers and/or Works Performed

aka Jack Sheppard's dog
Text Author: Fox
Participants:  George Washington Lafayette Fox (role: Saducees Cropsy and Danger);  Charles Kemble Fox (role: Joe Blueskin);  Fanny Herring (role: Jack Sheppard and Walter Lindon);  Rachel Denvil (role: Edith Tarlton);  George W. Thompson (role: Jonathan WIld);  [canine actor] Lafayette (role: Blacksin)
aka Grand fancy dance
Participants:  Louisa Browne
aka Ghost of Allenberg; Ghost of Altenburg; Mystic harp
Text Author: Fox


Advertisement: New York Herald, 05 December 1863.
 Gives Lafayette's character as Blackskin.
Advertisement: New York Herald, 07 December 1863.
 Lists cast and orchestra. Lafaytte get first billing for Jack Sheppard.
Advertisement: New York Clipper, 12 December 1863, 278.
“Second and Third times on any Stage . . .JACK SHEPPARD AND HIS DOG.”
Review: New York Clipper, 19 December 1863, 283.
“Manager Fox, of the Old Bowery, is now giving his patrons one of the best entertainments ever offered there.  What with himself, the performing dogs, Miss Fanny Herring, the Ghost, and a succession of new plays, there is no lack of attractions at the old house.  They’re doing a fine business.”