Benefit of Stage Manager A. H. Davenport

Event Information

Winter Garden

Event Type:
Chamber (includes Solo), Play With Music, Orchestral, Variety / Vaudeville

Performance Forces:
Instrumental, Vocal

Record Information


Last Updated:
6 August 2011

Performance Date(s) and Time(s)

20 Jun 1864, 8:00 PM

Program Details

Performers and/or Works Performed

aka Black-eyed Susan; All in the downs
Text Author: Jerrold
aka Auberge des adrets
Text Author: Selby


Announcement: New York Clipper, 18 June 1864, 78.
“Dolly Davenport, the present stage manager of the Winter Garden, takes a benefit on the 20th inst.—his first this season when a host of volunteer talent will appear.  Every member of the company, as well as the orchestra, have volunteered, which is quite a compliment to ‘Dolly.’”
Advertisement: New York Herald, 19 June 1864.

Advertisement: New York Herald, 20 June 1864.
Program features <i>Black-Eyed Susan</i>, followed by Miss Lotta in her “celebrated Song, Dance and Musical Entertainment,” then Robert Heller, then <i>Robert Macaire</i>.  “All the Original Music, Dances, &c. of both Dramas will be introduced.”
Announcement: New York Post, 20 June 1864, 2.
“A.H. Davenport, one of the pet actors of New York city, takes a benefit to-night at Winter Garden, playing for the first time the part of William in ‘Black-Eyed Susan.’  A number of his professional friends have volunteered their services for this benefit, including Miss Lotta, the California actress, Heller, the magician, and Mr. Boniface, who will appear as Robert Macaire.  Miss Lotta will sing and dance, and Heller will give his sight and other performances.”
Advertisement: New York Post, 20 June 1864.
“[T]he performance will commence at 8 o’clock precisely, with the beautiful nautical drama, entitled, BLACK-EYED SUSAN; OR, ALL IN THE DOWNS.  After which MISS LOTTA the fairy artist, from the Golden Gates of the Pacific shore, will appear in her celebrated Song, Dance and Musical Entertainment, to be followed by Mr. ROBERT HELLER, THE WIZARD OF THE WORLD.”
Announcement: New-York Times, 20 June 1864, 4.
“The performances will comprise the drama of ‘Robert Macaire’—an intermezzio [sic] of music, magic and dancing.”
Advertisement: New-York Times, 20 June 1864, 7.
“Miss LOTTA, the fairy artiste, from the shores of the Pacific; Mr. ROBERT HELLER, the world-renowned magician. . . . Miss Lotta in song, dance and banjo solo; Mr. Heller in his most brilliant feats.”
Announcement: New-York Daily Tribune, 20 June 1864, 6.
“This evening’s entertainment will be for the benefit of Mr. A.H. Davenport, the stage manager, who will appear as William in ‘Black-Eyed Susan.’  Mr. Davenport will be assisted by several volunteers, among them Messrs. G.C. Boniface and E. Lamb, who will take part in ‘Robert Macaire,’ Miss Lotta, a dramatic nugget from California, and Mr. Robert Heller.”