Charley White’s Variety Company

Event Information

Mechanic's Hall

Event Type:
Minstrel, Variety / Vaudeville

Record Information


Last Updated:
25 March 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

Charley White’s Combination Troupe and Minstrel Company

Performers and/or Works Performed


Announcement: New York Herald, 09 July 1866, 5.
Advertisement: New York Herald, 09 July 1866.
Announcement: New York Clipper, 14 July 1866, 110.

“Charley White’s experiment with a variety troupe at 472 Broadway is going to be a success, his business, so far, despite the intense heat, being far better than he had anticipated.”

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

“Charley White has succeeded beyond his most sanguine expectations, at his popular Music Hall on Broadway, late Bryants’ Minstrel Hall.  All last week business was first rate; on the evening of the 14th, notwithstanding the weather was very warm, the house was crowded in every part.  Charley has got a first class party, and gives an excellent show. The stage is very cleverly managed by George R. Edeson, and everything goes off regularly, and with the same promptness as marked the shows given by the Bryants. The hall has become popular by giving quick shows, and closing at a reasonable hour, and this is the way Mr. White is conducting it.”

Review: New York Clipper, 28 July 1866, 126.

“‘472’—under the management of Charley White—is fast taking the position formerly occupied by ‘444.’”

Review: New York Clipper, 04 August 1866, 134.

Brief and positive