Tony Pastor’s Opera House

Event Information

Tony Pastor's Opera House

Manager / Director:
Tony Pastor

Record Information


Last Updated:
5 April 2016

Performance Date(s) and Time(s)

25 Sep 1865, Evening
26 Sep 1865, Evening
27 Sep 1865, Evening
28 Sep 1865, Evening
29 Sep 1865, Evening
30 Sep 1865, Evening
30 Sep 1865, 2:30 PM

Program Details

Bob Hart did not appear on Saturday.

Performers and/or Works Performed

aka Stump oration; Any other man
Participants:  Bob [minstrel] Hart
aka Ole Bull in a fix


Advertisement: New York Herald, 25 September 1865.
Advertisement: New York Herald, 28 September 1865.


Announcement: New York Clipper, 30 September 1865, 198.

“Another Pastor is to take charge of the flock at Tony Pastor’s Opera House this week, and likewise join in the singing.  This new Pastor, who has been known to us five years past, or more, is a brother to the redoubtable Tony, and like him is a singer of considerable vim and levity.  Another attractive feature is the Fowler Sisters, just engaged at this house; they are dancers who have been highly spoken of by the press of Baltimore and Washington, and come to us endorsed by some of the best judges of Terpsichorean exercises; these Fowlers will lure many an admirer of dancing to the Pastoral next prepared for their reception in the Bowery.  And still another addition to the forces at this favorite resort is Bob Hart, a very good Hart, by the way, and a performer of merit.  Those who attend Tony Pastor’s Opera House must not leave it without seeing Leavitt and Mulligan, two clever Ethiopian delineators, who enter upon an engagement there this evening, Sept. 25th.  Without reckoning on the regular company, the new starts ought to fill the house each evening.”

Advertisement: New York Clipper, 30 September 1865, 200.
Review: New York Clipper, 07 October 1865, 206.

“A big business was done last week at Tony Pastor’s Opera House.  The Fowler Sisters made their first appearance in this city.  They are two fascinating and clever danseuses.  Andrew Leavitt was also added to the company, and in his banjo solos made a big hit with the lovers of that instrument.  Andy is a first class performer, and he and John Mulligan make the strongest team in burnt cork eccentricities now in the music hall business.  Bob Hart happening to be in town, was secured by the manager and appeared the first five nights of the week in his act of the ‘Young Scamp’ and a Stump Speech.  He pleased the audience very much and made a big hit, he having every opportunity to display his wonderful comic powers.  Among the other performers there deserving notice are Bob Butler, one of the most comic actors and clever pantomimists in the business, and Billy Pastor, comic singer.  Billy has a good repertoire of songs and just suited to the times.”