New York Theatre

Event Information

New-York Theatre (1866-69)

Manager / Director:
Mark Smith
Lewis Baker [mgr-actor]

Event Type:
Play With Music

Record Information


Last Updated:
1 December 2015

Performance Date(s) and Time(s)

25 Feb 1867, Evening
26 Feb 1867, Evening
27 Feb 1867, Evening
28 Feb 1867, Evening
01 Mar 1867, Evening
02 Mar 1867, Evening
02 Mar 1867, 2:00 PM

Performers and/or Works Performed

aka Pretty horsebreaker
Text Author: Brough, Halliday
Composer(s): Glover
Text Author: Lake
aka Kenilworth; or, Ye queen, ye earl, and ye maiden; Kenilworth; Ye queene, ye earle, and ye maydenne; Ye queen, ye earl, and ye maiden
Text Author: Halliday, Lawrance
Participants:  Lady Don (role: Earl of Leicester)


Advertisement: New York Herald, 25 February 1867, 1.
Advertisement: New-York Times, 25 February 1867, 7.
Announcement: New-York Times, 01 March 1867, 4.

In a list of Saturday matinees.  “Lady Don is an admirable vocalist and an excellent actress.”

Announcement: New-York Times, 02 March 1867, 4.

In a list of Matinees To-Day.  “Mark Smith indulges in a huge bit of burlesque.”

Advertisement: New-York Times, 02 March 1867, 7.

Both plays listed for evening performance.  Only Kenilworth listed for matinee; unclear whether The Pretty horse-breaker was also performed then.

Review: New York Clipper, 09 March 1867, 382, 2d col., middle.

“Lady Don is in the third week of her engagement at the New York Theatre. Last week she repeated the burlesque of ‘Kenilworth’ preceded each evening by a comedietta entitled ‘The Pretty Horse Breaker.’ The lady was announced to sing in the latter piece three different songs, but the night we were present she did not sing at all in consequence of suffering from a very bad cold and a sore throat. An apology was made for her not singing. The piece was a miserable affair and afforded no opportunity for displaying the many excellent qualifications of this lady, and without any singing drove many dissatisfied people from the house with anything but favorable opinion of the lady. ..”