Fox’s Old Bowery Theatre: Fanny Herring Benefit

Event Information

Fox's Old Bowery Theatre (until 1/67)

Proprietor / Lessee:
George Washington Lafayette Fox

Manager / Director:
George Washington Lafayette Fox

Event Type:
Play With Music

Record Information


Last Updated:
25 October 2016

Performance Date(s) and Time(s)

09 Dec 1864, 8:00 PM

Program Details

Performers and/or Works Performed

aka The French spy; Or, The storming of Algiers; The French spy; Or, The siege of Algiers; The French spy; Or, The fall of Algiers
Text Author: Haines
aka Lone hut of the swamp
Text Author: Rogers
aka Irish immigrant
Text Author: Brougham


Advertisement: New York Herald, 07 December 1864, 7.

Announcement: New York Herald, 09 December 1864, 4.

      Listed in “Amusements This Evening.”

Advertisement: New York Herald, 09 December 1864, 7.

      “Fifty third night of her engagement.”

Announcement: New York Clipper, 10 December 1864, 278.

Review: New York Clipper, 17 December 1864, 286.

      “At the Old Bowery, last week, business was most excellent.  Fanny Herring took her benefit on the 9th inst., on which occasion she displayed her great versatility of talent by appearing in the leading role in “Aurora Floyd,” and assuming the three principal characters in the military drama of the “French Spy.” In the first piece she appeared to much advantage. She made a very favorable impression upon her audience and will, no doubt, repeat the character again. . . .The house was filled in every part, there not being standing room when the curtain rose.  The benefit was a big thing, of which the beneficiaire may be well proud.”