Winter Garden

Event Information

Winter Garden

Event Type:
Play With Music

Record Information


Last Updated:
6 July 2016

Performance Date(s) and Time(s)

06 Jun 1864, 7:45 PM
07 Jun 1864, 7:45 PM
08 Jun 1864, 7:45 PM
09 Jun 1864, 7:45 PM
10 Jun 1864, 7:45 PM
11 Jun 1864, 7:45 PM

Program Details

Benefit of Mrs. W.J. Florence [FRI]. Bartholomew, scenery; Mrs. Bohannon, costumes; T. Morgan, machinery; Sylvester, property.

Paul: Thrice married (farce)
Includes the songs: Wrighton: “Captain with his whiskers” (Mrs. Florence as Carlotta, a bel masque costumer)
[Kücken]: “Young recruit” (Mrs. Florence as Carlotta, a bel masque costumer)
French song: “Les yeux” (Mrs. Florence as Victorine Le Page, an opera singer)
German song: “Federn am hoot, Die” (Mrs. Florence as Victorine Le Page, an opera singer)

Performers and/or Works Performed

Text Author: Paul
Participants:  Mrs. William Jermyn Florence (role: Carlotta)


Advertisement: New York Herald, 06 June 1864.

Announcement: New York Post, 06 June 1864, 2.

Announcement: New-York Times, 06 June 1864, 5.

Advertisement: New-York Times, 06 June 1864, 7.

Announcement: New-York Daily Tribune, 06 June 1864.
“ ‘Fra Diavolo’ will be continued this week at the Winter Garden, in consequence of the public declining to get tired of it.  Mr. Florence deserves his success in this piece.  His burlesque acting is the best extant, and, in this particular part, outblazes anything that even George Honey, of the Strand Theatre, could offer.”
Review: New York Post, 08 June 1864, 2.
“‘Fra Diavolo’ at Winter Garden is among the most enjoyable of the summer attractions offered this week to the theatre-going public.  Mrs. Florence is very happy in some of her scenes, and among other features of the piece is the Old Men’s Chorus from ‘Faust,’ to the classic words ‘Jack and Gill went up the hill.’  On Friday evening, Mrs. Florence takes a benefit.”
Advertisement: New York Herald, 10 June 1864.
Benefit of Mrs. W. J. Florence, Friday, June 10.
Announcement: New York Clipper, 11 June 1864, 70.

Review: New York Clipper, 18 June 1864, 78.
“[T]he Florences are still tugging away, without producing anything new.  Had they been provided with fresh pieces to follow the ‘Ticket of Leave Man’ when that drama ran itself out, they might have worked up a pretty good trade, but the habitues are tired of worn out pieces, and business is only so-so.”