Griffith Gaunt and Concert: Augustin Daly Benefit

Event Information

New-York Theatre (1866-69)

Event Type:
Chamber (includes Solo), Play With Music

Performance Forces:

Record Information


Last Updated:
16 August 2016

Performance Date(s) and Time(s)

11 Dec 1866, 7:30 PM

Performers and/or Works Performed


Advertisement: New York Herald, 09 December 1866.
Announcement: New York Sun, 10 December 1866, 4.
Advertisement: New-York Times, 10 December 1866, 7.
Announcement: New-York Times, 11 December 1866, 8.
Review: New York Herald, 12 December 1866, 7.

Only portions about music. “Griffith Gaunt, cut off in the height of its popularity by managerial arrangements made prior to its birth as a drama, was presented last evening for the last time, and expired gloriously in an ‘author’s night’ for the benefit of the ambitious young dramatist. The house was profitably filled with an audience highly flattering in its brilliancy to the bénéficiare, who held a levee in a private box on the prompter’s side of the stage, and there entertained hosts of his friends . . . The play passed off with its usual effectiveness last evening, and was followed by a concert, in which Signor Testa, Mr. Wehli, Mr. W. J. Hill, Theodore Thomas, Signor Fossati and Mlle. Stella Bonheur, volunteers for the occasion, took part. We are happy to state that the testimonial was highly satisfactory and remunerative to the young dramatist, who has well merited the appreciation from the public.”