Butler’s Combination Troupe

Event Information

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

Manager / Director:
Robert W. [manager] Butler

Ballet Director / Choreographer:
Paul Brilliant

Event Type:
Variety / Vaudeville

Record Information


Last Updated:
1 November 2016

Performance Date(s) and Time(s)

25 Apr 1864, Evening
26 Apr 1864, Evening
27 Apr 1864, Evening
28 Apr 1864, Evening
29 Apr 1864, Evening
30 Apr 1864, Evening
30 Apr 1864, 2:30 PM

Program Details

Performers and/or Works Performed

Text Author: Bleecker
Participants:  Dick Ralph (role: Johnny);  George N. Christy (role: Peago, the monkey);  David S. Wambold (role: Lysander);  Charley White (role: Flora, Johnson's Wife);  Julia Melville (role: Jane, her daughter);  J. [actor] Myers (role: Mr. Black);  W. A. (Billy) Burke (role: Jack Johnson)
aka Don Juan; or, The spectre on horseback
Participants:  Adelaide Nixon (role: Donna Anna);  Johnny Allen [minstrel/variety] (role: Ben Bowline);  Lizzie [actor] Schultze (role: Don Juan, the libertine);  Jenny [American Theatre] Lorraine (role: Attendant);  Dick Ralph (role: Old Woman);  W. A. (Billy) Burke (role: Don Guzman, the spectre);  James S. Maffit (role: Scaramouche, his valet);  J. [American Theatre] Lewis (role: Pedro);  Julia Melville (role: Don Ferdinand);  J. [actor] Myers (role: Jaques);  Millie Flora (role: Lobsteretta);  James F. Wambold (role: Harry Helm);  Mary [dancer] Blake (role: Shrimperina)


Advertisement: New York Herald, 25 April 1864.

Announcement: New York Clipper, 30 April 1864, 22.

Review: New York Clipper, 07 May 1864, 30.
“George Christy became so Mortimerised, at 444 Broadway, one evening last week, that the proprietor applied the Wood remedy, and George don’t play at 444 any more.”
COMMENT: An actor named Mr. Mortimer was recently fired from the Olympic by Mrs. John Wood for being drunk during a performance.