Wood’s Theatre

Event Information

Wood's Theatre [beginning Jan 15, 1866]

Event Type:
Variety / Vaudeville

Record Information


Last Updated:
26 February 2013

Performance Date(s) and Time(s)

09 Jul 1866, Evening
10 Jul 1866, Evening
11 Jul 1866, Evening
12 Jul 1866, Evening
13 Jul 1866, Evening
14 Jul 1866, Evening

Program Details

Sophie Worrell benefit on Friday, 07/13/66 [NYTr 07/09/66]

Performers and/or Works Performed

Composer(s): Cooke [cond.-comp.-vocal]
Text Author: Byron


Announcement: New York Herald, 09 July 1866, 5.

“Miss O’Neil will follow in her popular songs and ballads.”

Announcement: New-York Daily Tribune, 09 July 1866, 7.
Advertisement: New-York Daily Tribune, 09 July 1866.
Advertisement: New York Post, 09 July 1866.
Announcement: New York Clipper, 14 July 1866, 110.

“PRETTY STRONG are the present attractions at Wood’s Theatre, comprising the Worrell Sisters and Mr. Leffingwell in the capital burlesque of ‘Fra Diavolo,’ Barton Hill in ‘Lord Dundreary,’ and Kathleen O’Neil in ‘Kitty from Cork.’ Fun enough for one night surely, and as attractive a programme as is offered at any establishment in this city.”

Advertisement: New York Clipper, 14 July 1866.
Review: New-York Daily Tribune, 14 July 1866, 5.

“Light entertainment still holds the stage of this theater, Miss Kathleen O’Neill [sic] is mingling her songs and ballads nightly, and Mr. Burton Hill is showing as Lord Dundreary how cleverly he can grapple with every bad part. For the rest, the burlesque of ‘Fra Diavolo,’ produced with fair scenery, introduces the three Worrell sisters, and enables each to evince talents and graces. But the most prominent feature in the burlesque is Mr. Leffingwell’s imitation of the person and the acting of Edwin Forrest. This in its way is unique. Better travestie we do not remember.  In fact Mr. Leffingwell’s [illeg.] is so like Mr. Forrest’s Gladiator that one can hardly tell them apart. If the reader be in quest of entertainment [illeg.] him by all means to go and see this bit of satire.”

Review: New York Clipper, 21 July 1866, 118.

“The Worrell Sisters divided the honors of the evening . . . with Kitty O’Neil, the latter lady appearing in her very amusing song called ‘Kitty from Cork.’ Being written especially for her, it is just suited to her peculiar style.  It is one of the most laughable songs we ever heard; all the time she is on the stage, she keeps her audience in the best of humor.”