New Bowery Theatre: William Post Benefit

Event Information

Venue(s):
New Bowery Theatre

Conductor(s):
Major B. Bruce [22nd Regiment]

Event Type:
Play With Music

Record Information

Status:
Published

Last Updated:
4 November 2012

Performance Date(s) and Time(s)

18 Jan 1866, 7:00 PM

Program Details

Benefit of William Post, officer of the theater. Other performers included: Professors Whitney and Cornell, boxers, and Prof. Heintz and his pupils, Fredericks and Rosenbaum, in foil exercises. First time in New York for Home from the War.

Performers and/or Works Performed

2)
Participants:  Thomas Grattan Riggs (role: Bill Williams)
4)
aka Clog reel
Participants:  John Barry [dancer]
5)
aka Lady of Munster; Maid of Munster
Text Author: Bayly
6)
aka Comic ditty
8)
aka Jocko, a mischievous monkey; Monkeyana; Monkey act
Participants:  Little [minstrel] Mac
9)
aka New song
Composer(s): Unknown composer
Participants:  George C. Davenport (role: Barney the Baron)

Citations

1)
Advertisement: New-York Times, 18 January 1866.

     Some performers and works.

2)
Announcement: New York Clipper, 20 January 1866, 326.

     More performers and works.  T. J. Leigh, first appearance in several years.”