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(September 28, 1907)

Frye, Edward
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September 28, 1907.
THE SHOW WORLD
BR%2XJJKIL'YN[TheatersEnjoy Excellent Patronage;  CEJ~\I
BROOKLYN"GoodBillsPresented at PlayhousesinCLEVELAND
BY WM. S. HILLYER          BY EDWARD FRYE
B-;ilKlYN, N. Y., Sept. 21-- Sing a
Bmrr      merry roundelay. The itan-
agtrs are all making hay. It's a
fact tltt'Ls not fictitious, that the fates
1ave proved propitioUS; theatrical folks
are gay, ielnce the call for roundelay.
Your correspondent may b! pardoned
for opening thus facetiously whein there
is hardly a serious sihow in town. The
theatrical shop h1:n  not had to weather
tIaacttis of adversity as yet, and this
week  has  been   sailing  through  the
smooth seas of light diverosion. To con-
tinue the nautical (but not the naughty
call) oitphor, it brought us from Eng-
land's fair shores the fascinating Belle
of Mayfair, who (w)rang the hearts of
our boys all this week at the New Mon-
tak theater, which Edward Trail so cp-
ably manages. The book by Charles H.
E. Brookfield and Cosio Hamilton bears
some reseablance to the story of Romeo
and Julio, minus the tragic ending. The
usic ly Leslie   Stuart, of Floradora,
fame. is tuneful, pleasing and well ren-
dered  by the principals  and a   large
11t1li do they call me a Gibson Girl,''
sa ou of tb c-hif numbers. The leading
silo is played by Countess Olga Von
Ilolfeldt. Week Sept. 23-Robert Mail-
:ell in repertoire.
Musical Comedy a Hit.
The Majestic (V. C. Fridlcey, imanger)
-Huriig and Seamon's muical comdy
-ntitled: lie Hi-n and I with wrother,
Watson and Arlington  in the   leading
roles, brings its cluiracters through a
)re   i cepisodesclielly in the Kidyke
goldre'gians. The plot is distli-is d wxith
occasionaltl  to allow the introduction of
iany pleasin'  musical numbers   and
lances, wvell interpreted by a competent
choru.  The moving   pictures at this
house Sunday evenings are    attracting
-oisilrable attention. Week Sept. 23-
George Sidney in The lMazuna Main.
Bro'dway (Leo. C. Teller, nmanager)-
cIlntire and Heath inadie their first lo-
-cal appearanlice here in Klaw  alt Er-
langer  j libooate production of George
V. Hibt's The Itam  Tree, with lyrics
by William  Jerome and music by Tean
Schwxrtz.  While the oroduction is a
very meritorious and 11leasing oie  its
story is familiar, being practically an
"laboration of these time-honored stars
old and wvell-tried vaudeville skitch: The
Georgia Minstrels. TVek Sept. 23-Car-
lotta Nillson in The Three of Us.
Bliou (Win. J. Hyde, manager)-A. TV
W~oods presented  Owen   Davis' miielo-
drama TLhe Great Express Robbery. with
its thrilling tank scen(. The play pleased
the patronis popular house im-
mtensely, as did also the many special-
ties which were introduced. This theater
is a popular price house and Manager
Hyde 1nounces the commendable policy
fa standard and  inlluctuating sale of
Prices, fromxx'hichitherexx'ill he nod(Icvi-
ation, no matter what the attraction or
the amount of business. Week Sept. 23
--The Cowboy and the Squaw.
Florence Bindley Popular.
Te Folly (N. Kirtzman, manager-
This opla~r Hytde andi Betoman theater
never fails to get its full eota of pat-
ronage, and this week has been no excep-
tion. The popular and versatile little
Florene,- Bindley journeyed fron the
jou to this theater to present The
Street Singer to its delighted adherents.
Week Sept. 23-The Great Express Rob-
bery.
Blaney's-The TVay of the Transgressor
]reached its lesson of virtue to the large
audiences that witnessed it this week, and
tent away pleased xvith its moral. One
f the features of this production was
the ittlligence displayed by William T.
tephen5    0 group  of  carefully  trained
Landsoer Iogs.  Week  Sept. 23-The
i'hild of the R-giment.
The Columbia (Charles IT. XVuerz. man-
ager)-That plays of Western life are
Popular Nwith  the  Columbia  audiences
tas ordeel  gaiin this week by the
lsiniess which greeted the portrayal of
the achievements of Fighting  Bill of
Silver Creek, which was Presented by
tMe Alittenthal Bros. Amuiscm'.nt Corn-
tany. This house 1tas had considerable
eucess with its daily matinees. Week
Set. 22-Lottie Williams.
Payton's thenter-Altoughi Corse Pay-
ton missed the honor of being crowned
"ythe populace as King of the Mardi
'ras, it has inno wav interfered with
is generous Pollfy of producing good
Plxys. for tils wek sees the mounting
"f Arthur C. Aiston's ionmtedy-drurama.
Shaldos on floe Heartho  with the localo
fvorites, Louis Leon Hall and   Mlinna
Phillips in the leading characters, sup-
irteed ably by the stock company. Next
,ek the company will be seen in The
ign of the Cross.
Phillip's Lyceum-This week the stock
eopni' prodiueed  Theodore Kremer's
eriean melodrama. An      Actor's Re-
ltne, and next xweek will delineate tloe
history of The Great White Diamonld.
Or1o111uI ti (Frank Killiolz, manager)-
Te Percy G. Williams standard of high-
i'   xiuwdtxille is still maintained, tso
lii, weeiks bill will clearly demotostrate.
The patrons of the Orpheum   have de-
clared their approval of the following bill
It   r- uncertain terms: Bttrr p cIntosh,
arilet ractolr atod phootographer in all it-
lustrated talk: -With Taft in the Orient;
Charles E. Evans and company in It's Up
to You  Williand ; Metal1on's Minstrel
Maids ttod Watermelono Girls;- Byroni arid
Langdon in the Dude Detective; Sie Has-
sar Ben Alis' Ten Wihirling Arabs; Jack
'51xortw in songsoand ionologue; Beat-
rice Lindley in songs tind pfino sele-
tions; Charles F. Seamon, musical come-
dta< i rossis Musical Horse and the
Vitintapo
Grand Opera House (Wm. T. Groves,
nianager)-Klaw and Erlanger still con-
titiu to put o the best of vaudeville
lills at this house and the business re-
corded at the box office shows that our
local lovers of this class of stage eonter-
tainiment are excellent judges of what is
good in this field. Tus week's bill has
George Evans, Joe Wtelch, Mtidgeley and
Carlisle, Maude Hall lacy and company
in the playlet, The Magpie and the Jay;
1rosimn, the wxizard  of theT accordion;
Georg(, Al. Cohia-nts skeft Tfie Giover-
nor's Son with BoblayBarry, acBrooklyn.
ijei and son of thle late Irisho comediean;
Nexxliouso atod Cttrroll, eccentric comxe-
dians; Congress of Spanisc Datcers aond
the Animated Pictures.
Shubert's Varieties Win.
Sliubert Theater of Varetics (Lowis
P'iker, n1iager)-I'lhe  doubt as  to
whether this house would pay as a
vaudevill theatre has practically been
dispelled, for notwithstanding the fact
that tfe weather in the main has been
xvartn, good atteldunce here tas been
toe rutle.  TIlie, hilts tproxided tire of
course responsible for this, as a sample
of this week's offering is a fair criterion:
Nellie Beaumont and her Eiglit Madcap
Alangolds; Fields and Ward; Brown and
N-eVarro, itt their Chinoese imitations;
Ollie Young and iis three brothers in
their 1loop and boomerang act; George
1V. Day, black-face monologist; Mysti-
cus, Laredo and    Blake; Mlarion  and
Dene, and moving pictures.
Gotham (E. F. Girard, maanager)-Percy
G. Williamts offes his cllientele here a
very good bill in the following list of
artists appearing  this week:   Claude
Thardo, a local favorite in iis military
lay: Decoration Day; Mr. and (Mrs.Mark
Murphy, in   The   Coal Strike; Slieck
Brothers'  Europan   acrobats;  Irene
Franklin and Bert Green, in a musical
sketch; Clifford and Burke, singing coma-
edians, and Dale and O'Malley, English
comedians, who make their first appear-
ance here.
Novelty (Benj. Blatz, manager)-Mr.
Villiams continut'.s the good bills at this
house, as may be seen friom floe higlh
grale programme Presented this week.
Katie Barry, the clcver little coamieolie;
Shekla, the East Indian magcian; Brown,
Ilias atd Brown ithe  Iceitric Iinedy
artists; Ma~ddox anci ittlvi-, c'oilxv'rsai-
tioial tean; wiiamo Cahill, tieMoan from
Ireland; The Fir- Spillers, a musical ct;
IRice and Elmer, comedy blr act, and
Alexis and Scliall, singers and dancers.
Burlesque made Attractive.
Olynapic tNir  Notoi, ininager)-This
Ifyde and Beiman house. despite the
Nvother and the Mardi Gras carnival, has
kept tp its record of good business. The
management this xxeek presents a show
that women can patronize in Al. Reeves'
Big Beauty Show. The burlesques are
The Pickwick   Class and   Conolgy, in
which  Ed. Morris, Andy    Lewis, Al.
Reeves, Tomi Fullam, MItaIde Elliott,
Almeda Fowler and Georgie Cummings
figure prominently. backed by an attrac-
tively costumied chorus. The vaudeville
section of the bill consists of Andy Lewis
and company int Won at the Vire; The
Surrays, English girl dancing act; The
Savoy Quartet; Biggar and Biggar. in a
travesty; Ed. Morris and Mlaude Elliott
and Al Reeves with his banjo. Last, but
not least, is the series of moving pic-
tures taken here, showing scenes in our
own town.
Star (Edward Beloman moanager)-The
Gay   Mborning Glories is the burlesque
attraction this week.  The forces are:
The WTrong TWidow and The Village by
the Sea, in -hich  the principal funl-
makers are Snitz Moore and James E.
Smith. The principals among the femi-
nine portion of the ast are: Clara Ray-
mtiond, Helo'se Norton and Lucia Cooper.
to (lio is as follows: Dorothy Kent,
imitator: Jeff and Larem Healey, come -
dians; Smith and Brown, singers and
dancers; James and Lucia Cooper in a
travesty act: Six English Belles, dancing
noumber; Snitz Moore and Company, in
a sketch: A Self-Made Man; and Clara
Raymond. vocalist. Ecitra number, Wel-
ton Brothers, acrobats.
Gayety (James Clark. manager)-The
Gay   iusqueraders, noticed last week
h-en they appeared at the Star, are the
attraction here this week.
K'.ne-'s (Frank AA.  eeney, manager)
-Atoetg  tot Yet advertised, it is un-
derstood that tils houseopens September
23, ivitt N-ute, Pnrt-v os flit hoeadliner.
C    IEEIAND), Sept. 21.--VaugInitGla-
soruoved down town oil Monday to
the Colonial theater, where be com-
inences a fall engagement. The opening
week's bill is Clianning Pollock's drama-
tization of Mirianim  Michaelson's highly
popular novel, In the Bishop's Carriage.
Mr. Glaser still retains the excellent
company he had with him at the Euclid
Avenue Garden thater. III the Bishop's
Carriage, as performed, is distinctly cred-
itable to the Vaughan Glaser Stock Co.
in general and to Mr. Glaser in particu-
ir. It is an entertanina play  ittt sit-
ntations  ltiat are diamatically soisfac-
tory and with a story that keeps an aud-
ience interested. Miss Courtenay is an
attractive Nance atod gives the role a
Itutran touch that makes it a satisfactory
portrayal. Frank Caip portrays therole
of Dorgan the thief in a highly satis-
factory manner. Two newcomers, Miss
Kate Blancke   and  Ben Graliam  give
good interpretations of their respective
parts.
The scenery used by Vaughan Glaser
during his engagement at th Colonial
will be   painted  by Meax  Greenberg.
(reetaurla nxx s fie artist xlo prepared
WiliamiFaritui's sceneryvwhet thatitac-
tor was at the Empire three years ago.
lie has lately been at the Castle Square
thaeater, Bostona.
Good Vaudeville Bill.
The bill at Keith's theater this xxek is
one of the best ecen here for some time.
Clarice Vance is a star in Sitoging south-
ern songs, Cameron and Flaunagan give
an act that is both  new    ad  funtoy,
showing both sides of the curtain in vau-
deville. The Jackson Family give a bi-
cycle number tht is in nmany resoects
floebest of its kiad. BitWatynenorlack
Lewis as "The Rah Rah Boys" make a
decided hit. Lucille Mlulhtall, umied by
President Roosevelt us the most expert
horsewoman in the country, togetherwitls
her Rantch Boys present actual scenes
from  ranch  lift-.  Mtiss Mullall gives
some clever stunts with the lasso; Chas.
Mulhall, her brother, rides a bucking
broncho well. Other acts on the bill are:
The TWotpert Trio, European acrobats;
T. L. Verden & Lelia Taylor in illus-
trated songs; Walter E. Perkins & Co.
in a sketch entitled The Man from Ma-
cy's, and the Kinetograpli.
Emma Carus Makes Good.
George M. Colian's musical show, Forty-
five Minutes from] Broadway, is at the
Opera house, vith Emma Carus as the
star. Miss Carus takes the part of Mary,
mnade famous by Fay Templeton. The
piece is one of the most successful Co-
han has ever written. because it has a
consistent story, plenty of comedy. some
good songs and a lively chorus. " Mary
is a Grand Old Nae," and "So Long
Mary" have been played by every street
piano for the last three years. Mliss Ca-
rus gives a new musical value to the
role of Mary Sanoe Jenokinos. She sings
the part xxith much clini    n   n it is
worth a visit to the Opera house to hear
her. Scott Welsh may hardly he said to
secure the same results as Kid Burns,
that the part received 'at the hands of
Victor Moore, but it must be remembered
leat fMoore made tlu' role a classic, and
therefore extremaely difficult for lois Sne-
cessor. Velsh does not make the mis-
take of trying to imitate Moore and this
is a strong point in his favor. He is an
intelligent young pliyer who has worked
his way.up from the chorus and regard-
less of comparisons ie is entitled  to
commendation for his lhandling of the
role. James H. Manning. a Cleveland
actor, has the villainy of the piece in
his hands and he does justice to it in
a way that would please the most ex-
acting patron of real melodrama. Arthur
V. Gibson, a veteran   stage manager,
gives the proper touch to the duped but-
Ipr and  makes the part fragmentary
though it is a feature of dramatic inter-
est. The part of Mrs. Dean is improved
materially  by  Claire - Grenville.  The
chorus, too, is improved both as to per-
sonality and bright freshs costumes.
Cartoon Comedy a Winner.
The attraction at the Lyceum theater
this week is the hilarious eartoono com-
edy, Buster Brown. This popular enter-
tainment is this season being presented
in a revised form that is concided to be
a marked improvoment over the play as
presented in past seasons.  While the
changes are 01any, BISter's miscioevous-
ness continues the iain theme. An ex-
cellent cast is engaged in the interpreta-
tion of the several roles.  Of Master
Rice's performance as Buster. Mr. Out-
cault says tlit li lits it last seen the
character plaxed correctl. Iuster's fel-
low conspirator, iigi. is still rueted by
Jack Bell. while the tramop, Rocky, finds
an able exponent in Roger Gray. "Dain-
ty' Lelia Canta continues as Mary Jane,
a character that she looks and acts most
charmingly. Mttamie Goodrich is still the
Iri sh ciok, a role created by her. A
newcomer In the cast who is bound to
mike many friends, is Nellie V. Nichols.
wCo assumes fle role of "Susie Sweetp "
Cleveland theater patrons find plenty
of- excitement ito thots week's play, The
Caord King of floe Coast. 'J'he piece is
mlodianma of fue iost thrilliug type,
wxiti its full coterie of bad mien, gun
Play and a Iteroinc in ndistress. The en-
tire scen ic settiog of thoe play is of a
stafidard that gives it a value not always
seen in melodrama.    The company is
comotent. Jack Ellis gives a satisfac-
tory interpretation of the role of Trux-
ton Boone and Carol Arden makes a good
distressed heroine.
Play Pleases Audience.
Edwin Milton Royle's play, Friends, is
fle offering of the Majestic this week.
Ttoe play is qiuite a nooxelty in its new
surrondings. Txo strUggling Young ar-
tists, one a poet and the other a musi-
catn, room  together i   humble attic
apartmendits until tboth meet xxitho suc-
cess  in  their professions.  The   two
friends, eactin unconscious of the other's
t   sctio s  and intetions, fall in love with
ti same gl aid w  omn   her. The much-
admiedvoan, Marguerite Otto, a singer
It tle  ofletftolitan Opera house, is quite
inocnt of   serious consequences re-
suiting fro  the warm   friendship she
bours toxri fh e txo friends, although
sthe loves onemore than the other. While
the less ad  aree  of fle two is visiting
the soingstress, a shoit is tired by some
unknown Person which   linrs Iim. it is
then tlat lthe friendshti between theto
men' is showxn xwhetn thle 000 relaxes lis
suit and causes the marriage    of his
swvetheart to his nunfortnatevrial. Miss
Oakley gave conxmncmng proof of tier
ability in a tragic role nd Carltoo Macy
us liaus Otto, the besotted father, is ex-
cptuonallybstrong. Jaik Paden the poet,
is plved by Geor isrer, and the as-
iting lox-'c, Antian Kiarie, pianist. by
-arry Ingram, The part of Harold Hunt-
ihe" the deep-dxved villain, is taken by
Victor Brown. The coipany is well east
ad fle representative first night audi-
enace xvas delighIted.
The bill for this week at the Lyric is
one of unuusual strength, and judging
from the way this huoce is. x advancing in
popular favor it will b difficult to ac-
cotmiodate the public. Hainnond and
Forrester, twolocal people who have miet
,vith tremendous success wiervcr they
played, are here in their novelty singing
and talking act. Cacy and LeClair, two
very prominent performer-s who have
temn entertaining al] springing some-
ing new on tle public ye-aifter year
're seen in a funny sketch entitled The
Iris  Tenement, followed by Blanch Al-
dnicto, the monologue artist. in her favo-
rite let: The Chocolate Cake that made
11oe Baker Famous. Glen Roy and Rus-
sell, funny comedians Who dance, sing
ut-d talk; Wilfred and Lottie, equilibrists
xvith comedy dog, complete the bill.
Burlesque Proves Popular.
The Parisian TVidows are the attrac-
tion at the Empire     The company is
larger and better than ever. It is aak-
ing a hit in a two-act musical iosmedy
entitled Stolen Sweets. This production
with its handsome ehorus, nlov-l scenery
and dazzling costumes is o  of ilcemost
gorgeous things ever shown otloe Em-
pire stage.  Maiagers Weber and Rush,
of floeParisian Widows, are flea-i believ-
ers in novelty, which they fig-re is ttoe
only way to attract the publice and ieep
them coming. Hence, their show is full
of good things.                  i
The comedy is haniled ly such noio-
edian as Filds att If ootey, appearing
fur fle first time aifter an absence of
three years from the burlesott field- s-
sisted by James Dtv Mort Fox, Herman
L.. Crystal and Ralph Edwards. Tlere
is also a chorus of twenty dainty singers
and dancers.
The  annual appearance   of Will N.
Drew's burlesque show The Tiger Lil-
lies, at the Star theate- is alwaer ard
letter event at that payhoise. t show
has never yet proven a dis.ppoftmetht,
in fact, it has always ranked anongthe
best of its kid, if not really the best.
This season the eitotre Pl'rformnce is
new, and comedy is its key-onote.  The
curtain rises on an originat fker, set to
music called the Ton Sicfers, in w io
the entire company    appears,  it is a
uniqu' comedy. buil  approurd the case of
mistaken identity.  Tho fanous "Tiger
Lila" chors anapears in it. e vaude-
ville includes George P. ieMurphy ito his
songs atnd sayings- Mr. and Mrtes. Harry
Ellsworth, in a society sketch: John C.
Hart &   Company. in the Pipe Hitter;
John Marion and Grace Lillian in a song
and dance sp-acialty; Carrie Ezier and
Josette Wtebb, as the Actress and the
Maid. and Jack   Trwin in  his original
monologue, The Kid's Last Fight   The
nerformance conudes wxith the funniest
hurlesque yet sen on the stage. tt is
called Amateur Night on tle Boovery.
Literary note. Miss Edith Browning
who is portraying the title role in Edna,
the Pretty Typewriter, is compiling a
novel based upon the play. It seems that
the young woman at some time in her
career has developed somewhat of a lit-
erary vein.
* * *
Eleanor Robson will have a London
season this Year. if te presentplans of
ter  imanagetent preval  during which
sloewilt try twoanewyplays-on by Louis
N. Parker and the other by Israel Zang-
will.
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