American Theatre

Event Information

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

Proprietor / Lessee:
Robert W. [manager] Butler

Manager / Director:
John M. La Thorne

Fred Van Olker

Ballet Director / Choreographer:
Paul Brilliant

Event Type:
Chamber (includes Solo), Variety / Vaudeville

Performance Forces:
Instrumental, Vocal

Record Information


Last Updated:
16 March 2013

Performance Date(s) and Time(s)

01 Sep 1862, Evening
02 Sep 1862, Evening
03 Sep 1862, Evening
04 Sep 1862, Evening
05 Sep 1862, Evening
06 Sep 1862, Evening
06 Sep 1862, 2:30 PM

Program Details

Individual dancers with Corps de Ballet. The Irish Tiger also included two unnamed actresses.

Performers and/or Works Performed

Text Author: Morton
Participants:  Billy Quinn (role: John);  Tony Pastor (role: Sir Chas. Lavender);  Johnny [American Theatre] Pierce (role: Bilberry);  Hubert W. Egan (role: Marrewist);  Sam Erwin [actor] Ryan (role: Paddy Ryan)


Advertisement: New York Herald, 31 August 1862, 7.
Advertisement: New York Herald, 01 September 1862, 7.
Advertisement: New York Herald, 02 September 1862, 7.
Advertisement: New York Herald, 03 September 1862, 7.
Review: New York Clipper, 06 September 1862, 17.
“The city authorities and official documents assert that we have gone through the months of July and August this year with a remarkably lucky exemption from any epidemic mortality, notwithstanding the excitement naturally caused in our usually excitable city by the war and other passing events. This can only be explained by the liberal patronage given by the public to our places of amusement; but, particularly to Col. R.W. Butler’s American Music Hall, 444 Broadway, where the most salubrious kind of fun is going on all the time, winning applause from all classes of visitors, and always offering fresh novelties to both regular residents or casual strangers. The company is now one of the most complete in the city, and the lovers of music, song, dance, fun, frolic, or genuine wit, are sure to be pleased.”
Advertisement: New York Herald, 06 September 1862, 7.
Time of matinee.