American Theatre

Event Information

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

Proprietor / Lessee:
Robert W. [manager] Butler

Event Type:
Variety / Vaudeville

Record Information


Last Updated:
24 August 2012

Performance Date(s) and Time(s)

16 Oct 1865, 7:30 PM
17 Oct 1865, 7:30 PM
18 Oct 1865, 7:30 PM
19 Oct 1865, 7:30 PM
20 Oct 1865, 7:30 PM
21 Oct 1865, Matinee
21 Oct 1865, 7:30 PM

Program Details

Charley White performed on only some evenings due to an injury sustained after being thrown from a wagon.

Performers and/or Works Performed


Announcement: New-York Times, 16 October 1865, 4.
Advertisement: New-York Times, 16 October 1865, 7.
Announcement: New York Clipper, 21 October 1865, 222.

“444 Broadway is moving along in good order, entertaining its thousands of patrons with dancing, singing, fun and all the varieties of the show business known to the oldest voter.  So much amusement for such small expense cannot be had elsewhere on the Broadway.”

Advertisement: New York Clipper, 21 October 1865, 223.
Review: New York Clipper, 28 October 1865, 230.

“Manager Butler had a fair run of houses last week at his place of amusement familiarly known as the three fours.  Charley White, one of the fixtures of this establishment, was thrown from a wagon the first of the week, while out riding, and was so badly hurt as to prevent his playing for some nights; he will be on hand this week. Among those who continue favorites with the audience are Billy Holmes, the comic singer; James Wambold, Ethiopian performer; Master Tommy, song and dance; Chas. B. Reynolds, the stage manager and comedian in the farces; Johnny Thompson, a most excellent negro performer; Lizzie Schultze and Millie Flora, danseuses, and a corps de ballet, which is a great feature at this house.”