American Theatre

Event Information

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

Proprietor / Lessee:
Robert W. [manager] Butler

Manager / Director:
Robert W. [manager] Butler

Ballet Director / Choreographer:
Antonio Grossi

Event Type:
Variety / Vaudeville

Record Information


Last Updated:
15 November 2011

Performance Date(s) and Time(s)

02 Jan 1865, 2:00 PM
02 Jan 1865, 7:00 PM
03 Jan 1865, 7:30 PM
04 Jan 1865, 7:30 PM
05 Jan 1865, 7:30 PM
06 Jan 1865, 7:30 PM
07 Jan 1865, 2:30 PM
07 Jan 1865, 7:30 PM

Program Details

Performers and/or Works Performed


Announcement: New York Herald, 02 January 1864, 4.
Listed in “Amusements This Evening.”
Advertisement: New York Herald, 02 January 1865.
“There will be a grand Holiday Performance this (Monday) afternoon.”
Advertisement: New York Herald, 07 January 1865.
Matinee at 2:30 pm.  “Last week of the Comic Pantomime The House That Jack Built.”
Review: New York Clipper, 14 January 1865, 318.
“The holiday folks flocked so numerously to 444 the past week that Manager Butler has had to turn away crowds of amusement seekers every night. As usual, dancing, comic and sentimental singing, and Ethiopianisms continue to be the special features of the evening's entertainment, and these are conducted with the customary ability displayed by the management. Tony Pastor, who has returned, is constantly introducing new songs; Lizzie Schultze, Millie Flora, and the entire <i>corps de ballet</i>, under the direction of Mons. Grossi, appear in the well arranged ballet of ‘The Dale of Nymphs.’  Frank Lacy, a new addition to the company, appears each evening as the ‘Cure;’ he is a very clever performer. . . . ‘House that Jack Built’ has been produced and given with due effect. Among those who contribute to the comical portion of the entertainment, we must specially point to James Maffitt and W. H. Bartholomew, who, as Clown and Pantaloon, introduced plenty of fun, and kept the audience in the best of humor.  Lizzie Schultze was the Columbine, and dressed and personated the character exceedingly well.”