Six Degrees of Crime

Event Information

New Bowery Theatre

Proprietor / Lessee:
James W. Lingard

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

Event Type:
Variety / Vaudeville

Record Information


Last Updated:
7 June 2016

Performance Date(s) and Time(s)

16 Mar 1866, 2:00 PM
16 Mar 1866, 7:45 PM

Program Details

Performers and/or Works Performed


Advertisement: New York Clipper, 17 March 1866.
Advertisement: New-York Times, 17 March 1866, 7.

“Last performance of Butler’s great troupe. Immense entertainment—Afternoon and Evening.”

Review: New York Clipper, 24 March 1866, 398.

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“The engagement, at the New Bowery, of the company from ‘444,’ proved a complete failure. It was natural to expect that a company which had been so popular on Broadway for so long a time, would prove to be just the style to please the east-siders, and that a big business would be the result of combining it with the dramatic forces at the theatre, but the result has proved the reverse.   A very large audience was looked for on the opening night, but it was scarcely a paying one. The following night was the same, and so it continued up to the close of the engagement, which terminated on the 17th inst.  Experience has thus proved that the patrons of the New Bowery will not cotton to burnt cork burlesques, the ballet, or singing as the features. They look higher, and must have dramas of the sensation order.”