American Theatre

Event Information

Butler's American Theatre [444 Bdway--before 3/66]

Proprietor / Lessee:
Robert W. [manager] Butler

Manager / Director:
Robert W. [manager] Butler

Event Type:
Variety / Vaudeville

Record Information


Last Updated:
5 August 2019

Performance Date(s) and Time(s)

29 Jan 1866, 7:30 PM
30 Jan 1866, 7:30 PM
31 Jan 1866, 7:30 PM
01 Feb 1866, 7:30 PM
02 Feb 1866, 7:30 PM
03 Feb 1866, Matinee
03 Feb 1866, 7:30 PM

Performers and/or Works Performed

Participants:  Lucy Clinetop
Text Author: Morton
aka Irish patriot


Announcement: New-York Times, 29 January 1866, 4.

     In “Amusements This Evening.”  Additional works.  Ballet is listed as Giselle.

Advertisement: New-York Times, 29 January 1866, 7.

     “The Magic Horn . . . New Music, Tricks, Transformations, Tableaux, &c. . . . The beautiful Ballet Divertissement, entitled, Gezelle.  First week of the engagement of the favorite Danseuse, Miss Mary Parrington.”

Announcement: New York Clipper, 03 February 1866, 342.
Review: New York Clipper, 10 February 1866, 350.

     “There was an entire change of performance last week at 444, comprising new songs, new dances, new sets, a new pantomime, new banjo solos and a new ballet.  Charley White, Johnny Thompson, Kerns and Lew Brimmer were in the burnt cork department; Lucy Clinetop was very pleasing in a fancy dance called ‘La Maid;’ Lizzie Schultze and Millie Flora excelled in the ballet of Giselle; Billy Holmes was on hand with his budget of comic songs, while the pantomime of the ‘Magic Horn’ was in the hands of all the company, who did justice to the dumb play.”