American Theatre

Event Information

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

David Braham

Ballet Director / Choreographer:
Antonio Grossi

Price: $.25 parquet; .50 orchestra; .15 gallery; $5 private boxes

Event Type:
Variety / Vaudeville

Record Information


Last Updated:
30 July 2012

Performance Date(s) and Time(s)

13 Mar 1865, 7:30 PM
14 Mar 1865, 7:30 PM
15 Mar 1865, 7:30 PM
16 Mar 1865, 7:30 PM
17 Mar 1865, 7:30 PM
18 Mar 1865, 2:30 PM
18 Mar 1865, 7:30 PM

Program Details

Ballet led by Lizzie Schultze, under the direction of Mons. Grossi.

Performers and/or Works Performed

Composer(s): Unknown composer


Advertisement: New York Herald, 12 March 1865.

Advertisement: New York Clipper, 18 March 1865, 392.

     A large combination troupe, novelties.

Advertisement: New York Herald, 18 March 1865.

     “Miss Maud Stanley (first appearance), the accomplished Violinist.”

Review: New York Clipper, 25 March 1865, 398.

     “’444,’ the headquarters for life, fun and jollity, had its full share of patronage last week, and no doubt Manager Butler was pleased with the week’s returns. Among the new attractions were Senorita Jovetta and Maud Stanley. Jovetta is very pretty, and seems to have got a hold on the boys. Miss Stanley sings the most popular sentimental songs of the day in a charming manner. The Delevante Brothers appear on the trapeze, and the gymnasts and acrobats, and their acts take well at this place. Charley White, Johnny Wild and Jimmy Wambold have full charge of the burnt cork department, and in their hands it receives full justice. The ballet, led by Lizzie Schultze, under the direction of Mons. Grossi, is a well-drilled one, and the ballets are well put on the stage. The pantomime of ‘The Magic Pills’ concluded the performance, in which James S. Maffitt and W. H. Bartholomew were the leading features.”