American Theatre

Event Information

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

Event Type:
Variety / Vaudeville

Record Information


Last Updated:
23 February 2012

Performance Date(s) and Time(s)

31 Dec 1862, 2:30 PM
26 Dec 1864, 2:00 PM
26 Dec 1864, 7:00 PM
27 Dec 1864, 7:30 PM
28 Dec 1864, 7:30 PM
29 Dec 1864, 7:30 PM
30 Dec 1864, 7:30 PM
31 Dec 1864, 7:30 PM

Program Details

Performers and/or Works Performed

aka Harlequin and the Good Fairy
Composer(s): Tyte
Participants:  James S. Maffit (role: Farmer Jack, afterwards Clown);  Julia Melville (role: The Fairy Genius);  Lizzie [actor] Schultze (role: The Maiden all Forlorn, afterwards Columbine);  William H. [pantomimist] Bartholomew (role: Roger, afterwards Pantaloon);  Frank [acter, singer] Lacy (role: The Man All Tattered and Torn, afterwards Harlequin)


Advertisement: New York Herald, 25 December 1864, 7.
Announcement: New York Herald, 26 December 1864, 4.

Listed in “Amusements This Evening.”  Mistakenly lists Harlequin Bluebeard, which is playing at the Hippotheatron.

Advertisement: New York Herald, 30 December 1864, 7.
Announcement: New York Clipper, 31 December 1864, 302.

“‘444’ offers a very large and attractive programme for the holidays. Lizzie Schultze, Mary Blake, and Charley White are still among the chief attractions at this favorite establishment. Lizzie Schultze charms all by her graceful dancing. Charley White is as happy an old dark as ever, and Mary Blake continues to improve pantomimes and farces, and the ballet under Mons. Grossi’s direction appear each evening in a grand divertissement. This popular ball of amusement will, no doubt, come in for its full share of patronage.”

Advertisement: New York Herald, 31 December 1864, 7.