Tony Pastor’s Opera House

Event Information

Tony Pastor's Opera House

Event Type:
Variety / Vaudeville

Record Information


Last Updated:
4 August 2016

Performance Date(s) and Time(s)

17 Sep 1866, Evening
18 Sep 1866, Evening
19 Sep 1866, Evening
19 Sep 1866, 2:30 PM
20 Sep 1866, Evening
21 Sep 1866, Evening
22 Sep 1866, Evening
22 Sep 1866, 2:30 PM

Program Details

First appearance at Tony Pastor’s of Denny Gallagher. Program also included Carleton’s “original Irishisms.”

Performers and/or Works Performed

aka New song
Composer(s): Unknown composer
Participants:  Tony Pastor
aka Doleful tale
Text Author: Poole
Participants:  Tony Pastor


Announcement: New York Herald, 17 September 1866, 5.
Advertisement: New York Herald, 17 September 1866, 7.
Review: New York Herald, 19 September 1866, 7.

“A large audience were treated at this place of amusement with an entertainment of the usual varied character, including dancing, singing, comicalities, and theatrical representations. Mr. Denny Gallagher, an Ethiopian comedian of no mean pretensions, who made his debut on Monday evening, was greeted with enthusiastic applause, his ‘Doleful Ditty’ gaining him a rapturous encore. The ballet pantomime ‘Intrigues of Spain,’ in which Mons. Szollysy plays four characters, was received with marked approval, as were also Tony Pastor’s new songs, and the original Irishisms of Mr. Carleton. The performances concluded with a new tragic nautical drama, entitled the Yankee Sailor, in which the leading characters were sustained by Mr. and Miss McDonald.”

Announcement: New York Clipper, 22 September 1866, 190.

Two brief announcements on this page. One for Gallagher, one for Carleton.

Advertisement: New York Clipper, 22 September 1866, 192.
Announcement: New York Clipper, 29 September 1866, 198.

“Tony Pastor continues to give the patrons of his Opera House a good evening’s entertainment, consisting of a variety of negro acts, comic and sentimental singing, ballet and solo dancing, Irishisms and a farce. We are pleased to see that Tony’s efforts to please are rewarded by a good run of houses, business having been pretty good last week. Miss C. Benson is one of the smartest and neatest dancers we have seen for some time.”