New Bowery Theatre

Event Information

Venue(s):
New Bowery Theatre

Proprietor / Lessee:
James W. Lingard

Manager / Director:
Robert W. [manager] Butler
James W. Lingard

Event Type:
Variety / Vaudeville

Record Information

Status:
Published

Last Updated:
20 June 2012

Citations

1)
Advertisement: New York Clipper, 10 March 1866.
2)
Advertisement: New-York Times, 10 March 1866, 7.

“Magnificent Olio of Songs, Dances, Scenes, &c.”

3)
Review: New York Clipper, 17 March 1866, 390.

“The slim houses were no doubt caused by the ladies fearing to attend, thinking, no doubt, that the entertainment might not be exactly the thing, but we can assure our lady readers that the performances are first class in every respect, and on the evening we were present, there was not a word said but that any lady could have heard without a blush.  It is a mistaken idea to think because the company is from a Music Hall, that they cannot play to lady audiences. . . . The entertainment commenced with the Butler Company, consisting of singing, dancing, ballet and negro eccentricities, concluding with a farce by the dramatic company of the New Bowery. Thompson and Kerns did a good song and dance, and Fanny Forrest appeared in several popular and pleasing ballads. Although suffering from a sore throat, she was encored four times, and did exceedingly well. Fanny used to be a very pleasing vocalist ten years ago, and although she has gained in circumference since then, she is still a good singer, and will compare favorably with any in the business. The ballet was excellent, and has been for a long time acknowledged by all to be one of the best in the country. Lizzie Schultze and Millie Flora are two excellent solo dancers, and great favorites with the public. The negro business was in pretty good hands, but we should think that such old played out acts as the ‘Echo’ and ‘Handy Andy’ would be dropped by the profession, for they are as stale as the ‘Four Crows.’”