Review: New York Clipper
, 04 June 1864, 62.
Good audience on Thursday night, despite the bad weather. “Run your eye over the different theatres, etc., on Broadway—you have negro minstrelsy, comedy, burlesque, tragedy, witchcraft, and the ballet. At 444, all these are combined: Charley White, James Wambold, and others do up the nigger; Maffit and his ‘confreres’ the comedy; Prof. Young and lady perform feats of legerdemain, illusion, and the Ærial Suspension as illustrated by Prof. Anderson, Heller, and others; Lizzie Schultze, Millie Flora, Mary Blake, with about two dozen assistants to do the ballet, which is not excelled at our best theatres; Miss Emma Ross, a pleasing colleen, gives Irish jigs and hits; Tony Pastor, the evergreen, irrepressible, popular Tony in his comic songs comes in for a quadruple encore nearly every night, and we might go on ad infinitum.”