Patrick, Warren A. (ed.) / Show world
(April 18, 1908)
Hoff, J. L.
Things theatrical in Empire City, pp. 6-7
THE SHOW WORLD 0 (1. j"J1inqahivdiilinlln`11pitc(J'ik 'T. NI1-'1 YORK, Aril 11 -A slight falling off in the attendance at maly of this t radwar playIsiles has been noticed turing the past wek, though the- most popslular suc'esses are still doing a Capa- its hsiess. There is no change itn ts . hill, at the, principal lIuIse'. Bertha Kalich in larta of the L~owltuis at the Iarden theater closed April 4 ol account of lack off patronage. The Garden seems to be too far down town. Monclayl nigtaApril n6. sans tlip psrodtuc- lion of Tue Royal AlutteI isy Satisiet Cla- gett at the Garrick. This is a story of the Canadian Northwest, writtens by Cecil B. and W. C. de Mile. presenting Cyril Scott in the star partntriesutenant O'Byrne. 'The stage' settfings introduced mountains, for- es.t, and lumber camps, which are suffi- cieltly piCturesque. I\t-eardting to the story tieutenant O'Hirnie. stith Plenty of brogue, is sent into tile scuds to brinig hack a niurderer. Wh ilIe ests tite lots tie fallts in lose seiti a half- breed ngirt. whso iroves to ee a sister to thle tan tie tins been sedit to catch. so tie lets tie fellos n escape and surretilers tit- self for treason. To straighsten things out it is made to appear that tile shooting was justifled, and that the alleged murderer wtas really entitled to fricdom and a re- sward. This discovery sets everylsosdy right. tend the ending Is a happy olt,. Tn the cast wcitK nitr. Scott are lCharles B. Welts. Arthur Kenneth. Charles Lamb, (CInca Baidick,E Duane Wagar. Harry P ol . Griffithi Evans. Ethel Wright. Brighami Rovce. Elwrood Bostwick, George Archibald and Charles Lane. Favorable mention was given the play by the critics. Alt English version of Papa Leonnird. tmaide by Mre. Kate Jordan Veranilve. was presented at tie Bijou theater, wcith Henry E. Dixcy in the title role. The play was produced in New York about a year ago, welen the Italian actor, Mr. Ernstte Nevell. appeared in it at etie Lyric Itt ea ter1. Its stoVry treats of thepisappen- ings in the family of Papa Llabonnard, who Is a lovable old watch-isaker. iJe has amassed a considerable fortune lut has continued his profession out of love for it. His household is ruled b his wife, iho has social ambitions. A daughter has falls-s in loe with a phsysician. who ha attended her during a1n illiess and she dis- sI-ers a secret in connection with his hirth. but is desirious of marrying hiT i nteterthseless. .Obtjsections are raised to the match, but papa Lehonnard. being desirous of bring- ing to a happyv issue tie love affair of tlis adlired daughter, proceeds to gradually ob- tails the uppr hand in his own home. In order to carry his point he is obliged to confront his mife with evidences. which are in Isi psossecs sion of her, infidelily. D)on Quixote Produced. Important among the week's offerings is the first production on any stage of Pall Kester's version of Don Quixote, in Ihich E. H. Sothern appeared April 7 at the Lyric theater. Cervante's clasic tale of the life atnd deeds of the Knight Don Quixote she la Mancha is deservedly well known, and lit-. Kester in his dramatizi- lion has endeavored to retain the spirit of the original ant in recasting the hook into a playv lie onlty took suich libserties as swere necessary to epitomize it so that it could tie played itn three gets. Tr. Sothern acted the title role. f cosrseto and met ith success. Rowlasid BI setne. scis has been a measlir of ll'. Sothern's company for twentr years, played the part of Sanco Panza. This makes the fifth produlction given y tr. Sothera dur- ing his enigagement at tise Lyric theater. and everyone of them have hien a success. Bills at Popular Prices. The following are the hills at tlhe thesa- ters playing popular prices for the cusrrent week: American. Wine, TYon- an and Song: Blaney's Lincoln Square, Edla LMay Spooner in The Wife: Dtoies. Keitlucky Belles; Fourteenth street, Happy Isaligan's Trip Around the World: Gothai theater, Strolling Players: Grand Opera house. Rogers Brothers in Panama: Hubcrs' 14thi Street M iselum, curiosities ald vaude- s-Ile; Hurtig and Searnon's Music Hall. Robio's Knickerbockers; Murrav Hill, New York Stars: Metropolis, The Girl from the Golden West; New Star. Broadwsy After Dark; Thalia theater. Tony the Boothlack: West End, Busy Izzy's Boodle; Yorkville, The Smart Set. Tile Vaudeville Hiouses. The folloing list rill glie an idea of tie igh standard of vaudeville being lre- sented at clite differenit theaters in N-sr York ti sweek: Alhambra.-Alice Lloyd, Simon. Gardner and company, O'Brien and Havel, The Me- Naughtons. The Farrell Taylor Trio. The Big City Four. Mayme Remington and Her Picks, Those Four Girls. Colonial.-Joe Welch and company, in At Ellis Island, James Thornton. Belle Blanche, Terry and Lambert, The Rose De Haven Septette. Ed. Blondellen and company. Ge- noar's Gondolier Band, Howard and How- ard, and The Kratons. Keith & Proctor's Fifth Avenue-Trixie Friganza, Karno Troupe in A Night in tsei Si umns of London. Rose Coghlan, Burr liMi'- Intosh, Elinore Sisters. Six Nossrs, Cirlise Moore and company, Charlene anu 'har- lone. Keith & Proctor's Fifty-Eighth Street. Mlaurice Levi's Band, The Pullman Porter Maids. (IsMande Lambert, Pekin Zouaves., T'iInrd Sitis and company. A]. 1holan, Patrice and Friend and Dossning. Keith & Proctor's 12.,th Strset.--TTourini, Harry Vantl Tilzer, .Tssie Milward and c- pany. Lily Lena. High Life in .Tail. Ioe Hart's Electric Crickets. Vynne and Tewsi. The Sophomore and the Freshman, Hill and Sylavaney. Hammerstein's Victoria th-ater.-Williorn Rock and Maude Fulton. Minnie Selignn and TVil lim Brainwall. Tntie TCr- ansi .o11pany. ,ti s Nitthwsrth, J in Ii lcl, LICENSED "STAR" FILMS Patented in the U. c. August 31. 1897 Reissued January 12, 1904. MANUFACTURED BY GLO. MELIES All our subjects are with titles and bear our TRADE *MARK Our Films are fully protected by patents and supplied only by members of the FILM SERVICE ASSOCIATION. - Just Out - Long Distance Wireless Photography Length = 366 feet. Price = = $44.92. One of the Most Comical Films Ever Produced -Out Last Week- A Night With Masqueraders in Paris Length, = = 363 feet Price - - $44.56 As a Comedy Creation this Film has no Equal, and will cause SHOUTS OF LAUGHTER Out Next Week THE PROPHETESS OFTHEBES Length = = 458 feet. Price = = $54.96 The Most Mysterious of All Mysteries Let us bear from you if you wish to receive our weekly bulletins. TI,. Is--- Ic-i- Lloyd, Shean and Wa- r In Th B ittons. P'sstsr's thater.-Chas. B. Latll ist dau'ghsters, Mr. and lilrs. HatlPh Lew \\is, Matt.rian and Detin', hltedIan's Dogs, hIa- r. 'the lMozarts, Nat .Ternm- and n- at. 'nsty -t siLomlair and man, .t. W... Costly Yaudeiille Production. Announcement was masde this week that during Easter week Jesse L. Lasky scould lsroduce at tlie Fifth Aven oneoter TI' Love 'Wahtz, the latent of Viennese spesi etta. The piece was written by Mr. Lask, and Guy Bragdon, the music by (Char]s_ Berton. It carries a chorus of men atl siomen, escry one of houn is oare tia six feet its se igist. and linen castt of tin- cipals which would do credit to any whole evening's entertainment. Pretty Miss Au- droe Maple is the prima-donna and Celia Valerius has the comedy role. The com- tinny itill earr- tsso staehusshIN isotuon, a stage mtanager, alt electrician. a husines manager alnd several extra musi-aus. Sceusicahh I- it stitt tie Insst elabsilate, ths great sets is-laving hien speciall ypainted ty F ra E-rnest .11e rts. asse tse co-stssies. which are costly and beautiful, are the work of Comselli of Drury Lano theater. 'h'lse waltz mlody and mi-ment are ex- teced ho creat as tuch furare us hi those if Thle -Mterry Widotc. Thil trill he one of the ost elaborate productions ever tint on its saushesthe. lDe KoBen Operettas for Vaudeville. liartin Beets. genserah Tinaliagor of ttss Orphoum Circuit., has made an exclusive ar- rangement with Reginald DeKoren. the fa- mous American composer, for four one-act operettas by the popular writer of Robti food. Foxy Quiller, The Highwayman. Ti, Red Feather and The Crusaders, Ros 1- and nearly twenty-five other successfiil light operas. These offerings which will 1 staged by the Producing Department of It. OrpheunF Circuit, under the directioi o Charles Foteky. wnihl ho cotiplete nousieill comedies condensed into thirty msinsiteS. and will be utilized as a regular vaudeville act. playing two weeks in each city. Mr. DeKoren will have as his collabora- tor on these miniature musical plays R-t ort B. Smith, author of Fantana. A Knilit for a Day, and Mexicana. He trill proil the necessary lyrics. Each sketch will be mounted and ets with the same care that would charater- ize a complete production intended for a Broadway run at high prices and 'Mr. Heck sintends to make them distinct fet- tuires next season. As this will be one of the first efforts of tho no"c producing de- partmsen1t the results wrill be watchod tiith great interest among vaudeville managers and artists, as mle us by their patrons. Vau,,devillc 'Noctes. The opening of William Rock and Maude Fulton at Hammerstein's Victoria theater this eek was announced by a procession of twenty-five sandwich men, wvho paraded Broadway from 14th street to 42nd. and was accompanied by hundreds of admirers of those clever artists. Elfle Fay is playing her last engagement in vaudeville this Neek, as she has b-on1 engaged for the leading role in A. E. Aaroas' Hotl Cherks. Eva Tauquay hos signed a contract for a two months' tour of Europe. Her salary will be two hundred pounds a week. The engagement was made by the Marinelli agency. The Leamy Ladies, who made such a hit with their aerial act with the Barnum & Bailey Show. will play a number of urls and vaudeville cngagements during the suommer. Trixie Friganza is investing the money she is getting from her vaudeville engage- ments in Long Island real estate. Photographic pictures shoving phases of the tour of Secretary Taft are heintg shownt in connection tith Burr McIntosh's teture out the tour at one of our vaudeville houses this week. Richard Golden was oue of the vaudc- ville performers who made good at the Shuhert dinner given by the Friars. John Daly, inho is one of William Morris' lieutenants, says that tle Morris circuitT next season will startle and surprise ever, one, and that the office is nows booking iany foreign acts. Wotan. the balloon horse now st ith thue BarnumS & Batley Show, wvill play parks and hig vaudevills theaters this sumlimer. 'le baby elephant itit the Barontis Bailey Showtt wiill play vaudeville boue during the coming seaeon. Miasude L~ambsert is playing one iveet its vaudeville me Kolb and Hill are not play- ing Lonesome Town this week. She returss to the cast as soon as they go on the road. New Show at the Circle. The Merry Go Round is the title of ilh new show which trill be installed at the Circle theater about April 20, or a icek later. It inas given its first produection at the Lyric theater, April 13. Edgar Smith and Aaron Hoffman wrote the book, Paul West the lyrics and the music is bIy Gu Edwards. Before the play is brought to New York the Circle theater will ie rono- vated and redecorated to the tune of $5.000. In tlhe cast will be Mahlhe tite, Taices .T. Morton. Bobby North. Ignacio liartimstti. lillville Stewart. John Keefe. Max Free- uan, George McKay, Join Cantwell. Pilleec Wilson, Horaothy Jardon. Rita Perkins. 11ahol Russell, Tohn Saw-cr, Ethel South- gate. Edna Beltiont. Lillian Rice. Angie Veinurs and the Six Dancing Stirimnps. The Shrimps trill be one of the big faturos ,lo1 anre sald to he the smallest and icelist sextette of dancors ever seen on Broad- way. Monday. April 20. is the sate set for the coming of George Cohan's A Yankee Prince, in which the original Cohans will to re- unites. The new Piece as. givein it, first prnuhtn at ITartforid, Count \1 1. Fr- lange-r s, it aitI stied B that it i . ...t.. ft b1 of the best of ts. C-ian sw .a . t ill fil- loiw The Tralk of Nesy York at tile Kisick- erbocker. At the Circus. Attendance records for the Barnum & Bailey engagement at -Madison Square Gar- den held up strong all through. The per- formance of Saturday. April 18, closes the New York season and the big show moves across the bridge to Brooklyn for a week under new canvas, and isith its first parade in five years. The only event of unusual importance oflast weot tro the christen ig of the tsaby camel., borns on Atiril 3, tsy the members of Mecca Temple of the Mystic Shrine. This occurred on Monday, April 6. The baby was carried to one of the stages by George Conklin, the head animal ene and there nused Mecca byi three befezed potentates and a pint of joy water, and cheers by 2,500 shriners on the benches. Following the christening the clown con- tingent ga-e a burlesque initiation that ston tittitittiots applause. One of the popular clown acts is Dick Ford's hurlesque strong man. Ford ap- pears stith unusual muscular development, Carrying weights labeled 5.000 pounds which lie throws about with rare abandon. He breaks a brick with a tap of his fist, tosses a t''anInon hall its the air and finally strains a mscle of his leg trying to lift two boys ont a chair and limsps out of the arena anid rinrs of laughter. L.ast Saturday morning seVral of tie clinwis and acrobats visited two of the children's hospitals and gate a perform- ance for the benefit of the little ones who could not get out to the big shotw. The circus train containing the parade material. canvas and caup equipage ar- rived in Brooklyn on April 11. and the work of erecting the big canvas was at once bseguna. Everything is nloss in readi- ness for the opening in that city. Dutrinig the last sweek's engageiment o f the showr in Neir Yortk tite intisatee of five children's homes will be the guests of the management at the matinee performances. The active press agents of the Barnum & Hailer Show have gotten more space in the New York newspapers this year tha has ever been gotten before. Whole pages of pictorial matter and readers by the col- unin were wveekly events. Frank O'Donnell, the contracting press agent of the show, Will remain at the Gar- den until the close of the engagement. He does the first five towns out of here by iimiping away in the morning and return- ing at night. Hippodrome Happeninge. G. S. Cole,. of the .thn teiinoln Big Slios, ias a visitor behind the scenes last wolk. and was searily groted by msaly friends who had been on the road with him. He left this week for Cincinnati. where lie will again join the 10 Big Shows. At theV close of the sen the talagers of the HiPpodromte will gile a banquet and reception to all of the eniisloees. This is a function that is looked forward to by overybody connected with the show, as It is aliways one of the most enjoyable events of the season. The Tedtlv Til of acrobt left ott April 1 for T. andotn Enzland They ap n at the to0t1(l I I1 13 tt'OTie iil 18I s . t n s i ENTERPRISE OPTICAL CO. 152=154 E.Lake St. Chicago, Ill. Ity<cigeinent ill En:gland, France and Ger- ninny. George Holland, one of the funny clowns with the show, has received a liberal offer to play a vaudeville circuit this summer which he has accepted. He is now fram- ing up an act that Nill be quite a novelty. After a twenty weeks' engagement at this house Mr. R. Castang. iwith the Hag- enbectk hrd of ticelve elephants, has left to join the lagenbek-VWallace Shows. The act received lots of praise from the news- papers during thseir engageinent here, and every night the qutick workitng of t1e hage beasts drew out lots of applause. New numbers and evolutions are being Put on every week by the Hippodrome Cadets.. Captain iilirns kieps them busy relsearsing every morning and the result is that they always have something new to offer. They will play a summer engage- inent at one of the big parks in this vicin- ity. Balno and Shaw have prepared a new act Which they have booked over a park and vaudeville circuit for the summer. They will not lose a day, as their engagc- inents start the tweek after the house closes. A daily parade is now given which not oily helps to advertise Itse hotis- but also gives the horses the benefit of exercise in the open air. Six of the lady riders have boen added to the proces-ion and it creates a lot of talk titere over the par- ade goes. Quite a number of the heads of depart- nients attended the Friars' dinner given to Mr. Lee Shubert at the Hotel Astor on April 2. All of the employees of this house were pleased sith this tribute civen to their employer by the best cand ,f fel- tosv's en earth. B. Tootas. who has been with the Hippo- dronie force<s since hie closed ith the Buffalo Bill Show last fall, left oti Auri I for Patianma. Hie trill open s isuaber of soving picture theaters on the Isthmus. and has the best Wishes of his many friends here. Marceline. the clown, is always up-to-date in his burlesques. He is now putting on a very funny burlesque of The Bonon Horse. which is one of the features of the Barnun & Bailey Shows. It causesc ,eaoms of laughter at every performance. April 1 was the third anniversary of the marriage of Mr. and Mrs. Bert Cole, and a grand reception was given in hon r of thist event. Many useful presents were given the happy couple and large qitintitis of "Fizz-swator" was consumd. Mrs. Cole. whose stage name is Tunanita Davis. has beon with the company for two seaons. Mr. Cole will leave here in a few dan. to reslme his position as official announcer for the THhenhsck-TWallaw Shows. Charlcy Ediwards. io has bon one of the "'pidler''s" at Luina Park for a nuibser of ioars. is now acting as doortendor tire. Many of the employees of the til- drome wtre for'erl connneeted wihll tie circus that wvinters in Peru. ITdiina. and ther would like to see more news in TIE SHOW WOBLD from that city. 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