Tony Pastor’s Opera House

Event Information

Tony Pastor's Opera House

Event Type:
Variety / Vaudeville

Record Information


Last Updated:
28 December 2015

Performance Date(s) and Time(s)

08 Apr 1867, Evening
09 Apr 1867, Evening
10 Apr 1867, Evening
10 Apr 1867, 2:30 PM
11 Apr 1867, Evening
12 Apr 1867, Evening
13 Apr 1867, Evening
13 Apr 1867, 2:30 PM

Program Details

An Irishman in Greece includes a grand dance of Greek girls and a tableau.

Performers and/or Works Performed


Advertisement: New York Herald, 07 April 1867, 1.

Lists performers, some works.  “First appearance of the ‘Bright, particular Star’ of Ethiopian minstrelsy, Mr. John Allen.  First appearance of the charming comedienne and vocalist, Miss Nellie Whitney.  New ballet, the Carnival in Naples.  A new variety programme by Tony Pastor and his great troupe.”

Advertisement: New York Herald, 10 April 1867, 12.

“Tony Pastor.  His great Ballet Troupe and Variety Company in a Grand Olio.”

Several small ads for Johnny Allen: “Johnny Allen, The Broadway Favorite, has gained new laurels in the Bowery.  He appears as Nicodemus Johnson to-day at Tony Pastor’s Grand Matinee.”

“Johnny Allen, for so long the star of Kelly & Leon’s, will meet his Broadway and Bowery friends at Tony Pastor’s Grand Matinee.”

“Allen will appear in his wonderful act, Nicodemus Johnson.”

Advertisement: New York Herald, 11 April 1867, 12.

Several small ads, in addition to the regular ad.  “Grand Danse of Greek Girls, in the great drama, An Irishman in Greece.”

Review: New York Herald, 11 April 1867, 7.

“Crowded and enthusiastic audiences attest the unabated popularity of this favorite place of amusement. Tony is, of course, still the star of the company, and is only permitted to subside after half a dozen encores. Dave Hawley, the young American gymnast, in his daring and startling acrobatic performance, incites the most intense excitement. An Irishman in Greece, a new drama, containing some extremely striking and picturesque tableaux, closes the entertainment.”

Advertisement: New York Clipper, 13 April 1867, 7.
Announcement: New York Clipper, 13 April 1867, 6, 2d col., middle.
Advertisement: New York Herald, 13 April 1867, 12.

“Grand Family Matinee. . . . An Irishman in Greece, Splendid Tableaux, rich Comic Scenes, Grand Danse of Greek Girls.”

Review: New York Clipper, 20 April 1867, 14, 2d col., top .

“The Ballet is a great feature at Tony Pastor’s Opera House. It comprises the names of Mlle. Bertha, Nelly Gray, Louisa Walby, Mary Gorenflo, Emma Marsh, Amelia Gorenflo, Josephine, Ellen Collene, Eliza and Lucie Hamblin. As a ballet, it is decidedly one of the best that we have had in the music hall business in this city. They all know their business thoroughly, and are very graceful in their terpsichorean movements. Bertha leads, and is a clever danseuse.  Some of her movements are very neatly executed, and she dances with considerable abandon. Mary Gorenflo, Emma Marsh, and Louisa Walby, are also pretty dancers. The Ethiopian corps is also first class. Johnny Allen commenced a brief engagement on the 8th in his specialty of ‘Nicolemus Johnson,’ and made the biggest kind of a hit. He took like hot waffles on a cold morning, and was called out about fifteen times the first night. All through the week he was enthusiastically received.”