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Irish Attorney.” For the benefit, May 12th, of Manager Waldron, “The Rivals," "Kate Kearney, and “Robert Macaire ” were played. The prices of admission were advanced. Malone Raymond acted Sir Lucius in "The Rivals," with G. Griffiths as Sir Anthony; M. V. Lingham, Capt. Absolute; James Dunn, Bob Acres; Kate Saxon, Lydia Languish; and Mrs. H. P. Grattan, Mrs. Malaprop. Fanny Denham came May 16 as Nan in “Good For Nothing; William R. Denham, her brother, acted Tom Dribbles. Harry Perry appeared as Othello, and J. J. Prior as Iago, June 17; Perry appeared as Octavian 3rd, and Julia Miles played Maria in "A Glorious Minority.” Perry was seen as " Ingomar" Mar. 5th, with Rachel Denvil as Parthenia; also Miss Denvil in "Jane Eyre.” Perry was seen as Edward Middleton in "The Drunkard” ath. G. J. Arnold played Armand, to Susan Denin Camille, 9th. F. S. Chanfrau and Mlle. Albertine were seen 16th in “The Stage Struck Barber" and "Toodles.

The house closed abruptly 17, but re-opened June 30 with “ Macbeth,” and with John Brougham as the manager, and this company: Mr. and Mrs. John Brougham, Chas. Fisher, Canoll, Whiting, W. H. Bellamy, James Dunn, Mr. and Mrs. T. Seymour, Grosvenor, Ben Yates, Wm. Lingard, Haviland, T. Price, Carpenter, Denham, Madame Ponisi, Kate Reignolds, Emma Reignolds, Kate Duckworth, Mrs. Lingard, and Miss Macdonald. Charles Dodworth was the musical director. Fisher played Macbeth; Canoll, Macduff; and Mme. Ponisi as Lady Macbeth. Brougham's dramatization of “Dred, or the Dismal Swamp” was done Sept. 29th, Kate Reignolds playing the leading part.

Broadway and the Bowery," was given Nov. 1oth, with John E. McDonough as Dick Turner.

It was on Thursday evening, Nov. 13, 1856, that Brougham played in this city and Philadelphia the same night. He played

My Fellow Clerk," which he called "The Stage Struck Irishman," at the Old Bowery, commencing at 7 o'clock and terminating at 772 P. M. He, with a portion of his company and invited guests, then took stages for Jersey ferry, and started from Jersey City for Philadelphia at 7.52, arriving at the Kensington depot at 10 o'clock precisely. The party then took stages to the National Theatre, Walnut Street, above Éighth, arriving there at 10.30. The performances at the National, consisting of an equestrian and a dramatic company, commenced at 774, and terminated at 1074 with “The Maniac Lover.” John Brougham played Powhattan in "Pocahontas," and the curtain rose for that performance at 10.30 and fell at 12 o'clock. The invited guests, who occupied the seats in the circus ring, then, with the performers, took supper at the Girard House, after which they returned to New York by special train. The Bowery company, who appeared this memorable night,

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consisted of James Dunn, Denham, Baker, Barry, Hughes, Jackson, Burke, Carpenter, Duncan, Post, Fanny Denham (Mrs. W. A. Rouse), Sallie Partington, Miss McDonough, Mrs. Scott, Miss Salome, afterwards Mrs. Samuel Duffield, Emma Reignolds, and others. “New York by Gaslight” was given Nov. 20th. Mr. and Mrs. E. L. Davenport came December 1. William Wheatley appeared 25 in “The Dramatist.'

“King John " was revived Dec. 29, with this cast : King John E. L. Davenport | Hubert

J. B. Howe Arthur Kate Reignolds Philip

Wm. Wheatley Philip Conrad Clarke Lewis

Jas. Dunn Archduke Mr. Flood Cardinal.

D. Whiting Queen Elinor Mrs. J. R. Scott Chatillon

Mr. Barry Blanche.

Miss Ingersoll | Lady Constance Mrs. E. L. Davenport Wm. Wheatley took a benefit Jan. 14, 1857, and in addition to “King John,” Msles. Ernestine and Annie Henrarde danced a pas de deux, G. Simpson sang a song, J. E. Johnson sang the comic song of “Mental Debility," and Wm. Wheatley played Vapid in "The Dramatist.” This was announced as J. E. Johnson's first appearance in New York. E. L. Davenport appeared as Hamlet 15. F. S. Chanfrau opened May 25, and closed June 20. Brougham retired from the management 29th. Mr. Brougham christened the house Brougham's Bowery Theatre. F. S. Chanfrau assumed the management in the spring of 1857, and closed it June 20.

Edward Eddy opened the house as manager July 18, 1857. The next season commenced Sept. 2, 1857, and terminated in July, 1858. Aug. 7 of that year George L. Fox and James W. Lingard became the lessees and managers, and so continued until Aug. 6, 1859. T. W. Newton took a benefit July 10, 1858, when Maggie Mitchell acted Cleopatra, to James W. Collier's Antony. Robert Johnston acted Petruchio the same night in "Taming of the Shrew. The next season found George C. Boniface and J. H. Allen managers.

Both were good actors, and tried hard to retain the patronage which was leaving the old for the new Bowery, which Fox & Lingard were managing in the Fall of 1859. The season opened Aug. 8, 1859. Jan. 9, 1860, the managers introduced the Webb Sisters. Geo. Boniface withdrew, and Mr. Allen continued the management until June 1, 1860.

Robert Johnston and W. E. Briggs were managers June 18, 1860, but did not continue long. George Wood was the next manager, who opened the house Nov. 30, 1860, with the following company: Henry Ashley, business manager; Ed. Tilton, stage manager; W. H. Leighton, W. M. Ward, Sam Ryan, S. W. Glenn, Harry Jordan, J. W. Collier, C. W. Harrison, Sidney Wilkins, Edwin Mortimer, W. H. Stephens, Chas. Foster, W. Holland, R. Quinlan, D. Walter, Kate Denin Ryan, Mrs. W. H. Leighton, Christine Zavistowski, Mrs. H. Jordan, Mrs. H. A. Perry, Hattie Arnold, Mrs. M. E. Burroughs, Miss M. Newton, Emma Smith, Kate Archer, Frankie Monell, Carrie Monell, A. Drew, S. Walters, M. Parker, C. Leroy, and John Walsh. The opening bill was “An Object of Interest,” “The Lady of Lyons," dancing by Christine Zavistowski, and the farce of “P. P., or The Man and the Tiger. Charles Foster's first appearance was made on the opening night, as Gaspard in “The Lady of Lyons,” E. L. Tilton playing Claude Melnotte. Mr. Foster continued here for a long time, and, after the death of N. B. Clarke, he became the stage manager.

Mr. Foster was first known as a dramatic author by first producing "Actors Out of Place," in 1869. This was followed May 8, 1870, by “Twenty Years Dead; Sept. 25, 1870, “The New York Burglars, or Marriage by Moonlight;" Oct. 9, a local drama called "The Old Straw Man;" Nov. 27, “Neck and Neck, or the Hangman's Noose;" May 14, 1871, “The Gold Belt;" and Aug. 7, 1871, "Bertha, the Sewing Machine Girl.” Then came “The Rebel's Last Shot," "Cell 201, " Ups and Down," and "The Swamp Angels."

Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Wallack, Jr., opened Sept 3 in “Macbeth, and played during their engagement: “Guy Mannering,” “The Bridal,” “Werner,” “The Stranger," "Richard III.," "Michael Erle, or The Maniac Lover,” and “The Man with the Iron Mask.”

The supplementary pieces comprised English and Irish farces for Mrs. Leighton and Mr. Ryan, and Dutch dialect plays for S. W. Glenn. Sept. 10 “The Winter's Tale” was produced, with J. W. Wallack as Leontes and Mrs. Wallack as Hermione. For Mr. Wallack's benefit, on Sept. 14, "Black Eyed Susan,” “Oliver Twist,” and “The Fool of the Family” were given. 17 the spectacular drama “Satan on Earth, or the Demon Page," was given.

F. S. Chanfrau made his first appearance in three years 24th, playing during his engagement in “The Hidden Hand,” “O'Flanagan and the Fairies," " The First Night,” “The Widow's Victim," "A Glance at New York,” “Linda, The Cigar Girl," "The Irish Tiger," "Mose in California,” “New York As It Is," and "Bob Nettles.”

During Mr. Chanfrau's engagement the company played "Richard III. in Dutch," "The Persecuted Dutchman," “The Lady of the Lake," "The Warlock of the Glen," "Jack Sheppard,” “The Carpenter of Rouen,” “My Cousin Tom," and “The Ocean Child. Oct. 8, H. P. Grattan's play, adapted from ? Harrison Ainsworth's story, and entitled "Old St. Paul's, or The Fire and Plague of London," was presented with this cast: Charles . . Harry Jordan Solomon Eagle

E. L. Tilton Earl of Rochester James W. Collier Annabel .

Kate Denin Leonard Holt . R. Johnston Judith

Mrs. Harry Jordan


S. W. Glenn had a benefit 12th, presenting “The Serious Family," "White Horse of the Peppers,” and “Wizard of the Wave.

Mr. Chanfrau returned, and played a round of his favorite parts. James W. Collier had a benefit 15th, and on the following evening Mrs. W. H. Leighton had her farewell benefit. Mr. and Mrs. Ryan next appealed to their friends, when the following programme was offered: “Linda," "Jack Sheppard,” “The Fall of Robespierre,” singing by G. W. Anderson, dancing by the Misses Gilbert and Ann Stevens, and Ethiopian eccentricities by Billy Birch and Charley Backus. Mr. Chanfrau had another benefit 26, and on the 27 Harry Jordan presented for his benefit “ Dreams of Delusion," with George Jordan as Sir Bernard; "A Glance at New York," with Frank Chanfrau as Mose: “The Old Guard," with Mark Smith as Haversack; “The Spectre Bridegroom," with Harry Jordan as Diggory, Mr. Ferguson as Nicodemus, and G. Brookes as Aldwinkle, and “Rob Roy” by the regular company. This performance brought to a termination Mr. Wood's management.

The house was next occupied as a circus by Dr. Spaulding & Chas. Rogers of New Orleans. The season closed Jan. 28, 1861, with a benefit to E. L. Tilton. Prof. Anderson, the "Wizard of the North," then took possession of the theatre, and gave his magical entertainments from Feb. 9 until March 2. April 8 the circus troupe returned for one week, closing on the 13th, and the house was not reopened that season. In July, 1861, the theatre was in a very dilapidated state, for during its occupancy by the military it received rough treatment, and in consequence of its insecure state evil-disposed persons made free with the property, destroying and stealing where they could. During the summer of this year Henry Ashley managed the house with an equestrian entertainment. In October Gil Eaton and Sam Stickney put a circus company in, and continued it until March, 1862. George L. Fox next leased this house, and, giving it a complete overhauling, reopened it May 17, 1862. He closed his first season July 9. After having been entirely altered and redecorated, it was reopened July 14, 1862, with G. L. Fox as manager, G. C. Howard as acting manager, and W. Tryon, treasurer. The company included Fanny Herring, Rachel Denvil, Gillete, Emma Temple, Isabella Preston, Emma Le Brun, Chas. T. Nichols, Sam Bradshaw, Mitchell, J. J. Prior, G. W. Thompson, Harry Chapman, T. H. Munroe, Harry Hotto, M. B. Pike, Harry Langdon, and Geo. L. and C. K. Fox. The opening bill was

"Rattlin the Reefer," "How to Avoid Drafting,” and “The Robber Knight.” On July 21st “Macarthy, or Peep o' Day," was presented, and Sept. 15, G. L. Fox appeared in various dramas, farces, and pantomimes for a period of over one hundred and fifty consecutive nights. During the season Joseph Proctor appeared in “Hamlet,”. “King Lear,” and other plays, and Robert Johnston appeared for the first time in this theatre in over two years, acting in the play of “Ben Leil.”

On June 12, 1863, G. L. Fox took a benefit, when the following programme was presented: “The Rent Day," with Fox as Bull Frog, followed by the pantomime of “Frisky Cobbler," with Fox as Snoozle, Bradshaw as Old Stubbins, C. K. Fox as Sam Wax, Louisa Browne as Emma, and Mr. Mitchell as Mrs. Stubbins. The spectacular play, “The Devil's Ring,” closed the entertainment: G. L. Fox as Franco; J. J. McCloskey, Arnulph; J. Flood, the Black Chief; J. B. Studley, Herbert; Fanny Herring, Leila; Georgiana Reignolds, Princess Eveline; Emma Reignolds, Spirit of the Devil's Ring; and Millie Sackett (Mrs. M. B. Pike), Spirit of the Waters. Numerous dramas and pantomimes were produced during the season, which terminated July 6, with a benefit to Geo. C. Howard Fox made pantomime a great success.

He reopened for the season of 1863-4 Aug. 6. Besides undergoing a thorough cleaning, a new dome was erected over the house. In the company were G. L. and C. K. Fox, J. B. Studley, G. W. Thompson, Mr. and Mrs. Harry Chapman, Chas. T. Nichols, John Herbert, J. J. McCloskey, Tony Denier, S. Bradshaw, H. Holt, M. B. Pike and wife (Millie Sackett), G. C. Davenport, Coburn, Mitchell, Johnson, Lewis, Mrs. S. Wilkins, Rachel Denvil, Fanny Herring, Miss G. Reignolds, the Misses Henry, Wilder, Fenton, Johnson, Gilmore, Hathaway, and Louisa Browne.

“The Hunchback of Lambythe" was produced Aug. 10; Aug. 15, “The Ghost of Altenburg," with spectral illusions; Sept. 14, the ghost drama, “The Mistletoe Bough;” Sept. 28, “Midnight, or the Ghost at the Ferry;" Oct. 12, "Old Adam, or the Father's

Curse;" Oct. 19, “The Charmed Ruby;" Nov. 3, Clifton W. Tayleure's farce, "Giles Scroggin's Ghost;” Nov. 9, “Lady Audley's Secret;" Nov. 16, “ Lilly Dawson, or the History of a Night;" Dec. 5, “ Jack Sheppard and his Dog;” Dec. 21, “Daft Dan, the Cripple of the Dry Dock;” Jan. 4, 1864, Mrs. C. K. Fox appeared in “Vamp, the Fireman's Dog;” Jan. 11,“ The Rag Woman and her Dogs;" Jan. 18, "Lord Lovel and Ye Fair Nancy Bell," a burlesque by Mr. Tayleure; Jan. 25, the pantomime of “The House that Jack Built;" Feb. 22, "Holly Bush Hall;" Feb. 29, "The Gray Man of the Seven Trees; ” March 28, “The Ticket of Leave Woman;” April 9, “Pomp of Cudjo's Cave, or the Battle Cry of Freedom;" and June 15, "Upper Ten and Lower Twenty." The season, which had been prosperous, terminated July 4, with a benefit to G. C. Howard, the acting manager.

Fox commenced his next season Aug. 6, 1864, with the following company: J. B. Studley, J. Flood, Chas. Nichols, Harry Chapman, Chas. Foster, C. K. Fox, J. J. McCloskey, Mrs. Harry

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