Tony Pastor’s Opera House

Event Information

Tony Pastor's Opera House

Event Type:
Variety / Vaudeville

Record Information


Last Updated:
14 June 2016

Performance Date(s) and Time(s)

19 Feb 1866, Evening
20 Feb 1866, Evening
21 Feb 1866, Evening
21 Feb 1866, 2:30 PM
22 Feb 1866, Evening
23 Feb 1866, Evening
24 Feb 1866, Evening
24 Feb 1866, 2:30 PM

Program Details

"The New York detective" “written expressly for this establishment.” Drama includes the song "Black your boots."

Performers and/or Works Performed

Participants:  Laura le [dancer] Claire;  Tony Pastor (role: Billy the Boot Black);  Josh Hart [actor, minstrel] (role: Mose);  Johnny Mack (role: the Detective)


Announcement: New York Herald, 19 February 1866, 5.

     “[A] new and entirely original local drama, called The New York Detective, written expressly for this establishment, and to be produced with new scenery, new costumes, new songs and new tableaux. . . . concluding with New York on Ice, a skating carnival at Central Park, introducing the entire company on skates.  Songs, dance and fun will [illeg.] before and after the performance.”

Advertisement: New York Herald, 19 February 1866, 7.
Advertisement: New-Yorker Staats-Zeitung und Herold, 19 February 1866.
Advertisement: New York Clipper, 24 February 1866, 366.