Tony Pastor’s Opera House

Event Information

Tony Pastor's Opera House

Event Type:
Variety / Vaudeville

Record Information


Last Updated:
12 December 2015

Performance Date(s) and Time(s)

01 Apr 1867, Evening
02 Apr 1867, Evening
03 Apr 1867, Evening
03 Apr 1867, 2:30 PM
04 Apr 1867, Evening
05 Apr 1867, Evening
06 Apr 1867, Evening
06 Apr 1867, 2:30 PM

Program Details

The River Rats includes a grand tableaux.

Performers and/or Works Performed

Participants:  Tony Pastor (role: Lockwood)


Advertisement: New York Herald, 01 April 1867, 1.
Review: New York Herald, 04 April 1867, 7.

“This establishment is, par excellence, the favorite resort of our east side play-goers. Their varied tastes can here be gratified; for it is here alone, in all the broad and classic precinct of the grand old Bowery, that the unadulterated ballet, drama and gems of negro minstrelsy can be found, and here also can be heard some of the best and wittiest songs now sung upon the stage. The expert gymnast, Mr. Dave Hawley, nightly astonishes the audiences by his daring acrobatic feats, and Tony Pastor, as the sailor Lockwood, in the local drama of the River Rats, is creating quite a sensation.”

Advertisement: New York Herald, 05 April 1867, 1.

“Tony Pastor’s songs, and the entire troupe.”

Advertisement: New York Herald, 06 April 1867, 1.

“Grand Family Matinee.”

Review: New York Clipper, 13 April 1867, 6, 2d col., middle.

“Last week ‘The River Rats of New York’ was brought out and well received by the audience. On Thursday evening sickness prevented Mr. T. G. Riggs from putting in an appearance and the character of Karl Kouster, the Dutchman in the drama, was taken by Mr. Willis Armstrong, who, considering the short time he had for getting up in it, did very well. Tony Pastor made a good sailor boy. As the leader of the ‘River Rats,’ Mr. McDonald made some of the young folks temble for their safety. D. W. Collins appeared in an act called ‘The Happy Old Woman,’ and elicited considerable applause. It is similar to his act called ‘The Happy Old Man,’ and pleases the audience. The ballet is one of the features of this establishment.”