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About Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922 | View Entire Issue (April 22, 1917)
i-HE OMAHA SUNDAY BEE: APRIL 22, 1917.
-.HE Passing Show of 1916," I tyf' V 4?, ' fJ&J
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HE Passing Show of 1916,"
a huge, whirling conglom
eration of fun, farce, com
edy, spectacle, extrava
ganza and travesty will ba
the attraction at the Boyd
next Thursday 'and rriaay
the Passing Show of 1916"
has two acts and sixteen scenes a
scintillating scamper that had the
longest run it the Winter Garden of
any show that has been put on at the
home of musical extravaganza. The
ballet, for example, is said to be the
most magnificent that has been put
' on at the Winti ." Garden. , The lead
ing comedian of the new show is Ed
Wynn. His garage scene is said to
be a screamingly funny delight,
burlesquing, as it does, all the amus
ing, mad, wild things that go on in
the sale of a second-hand car, the
patching up of the crippled motor,
the sale of gasoline, the coming ana
going of the tourists who ask the
usual and unusual foolish questions.
Ed Wynn is all through the show in
one comicality after another. An
other fun-maker, unrivaled in her
own particular way, is Belle Ashlyn,
who made a great hit in "Maid In
America." Herman Timberg, recalled
as the star in "Boys and Girls" for
seven years, bas proved that he be
longs to the merry throng of clever
people. Charles Mack, another new
Winter-Gardener; formerly of Swor
and Mack, two hilarious fun-makers,
is one of the big features of "The
Passing Show." Others who should
be mentioned are Fred Walton, Wil
liam Philbrick, James demons and
the Ford sisters, Stella Hoban, Elida
Morris, Jack Boyle, Pearl Eaton, Wil
bert Dunn, Guy Collins, Andrew Har
per, the Five Violin Girls, Bly Brown,
William Healey, Bud Murry, Vera
Roehm, Augusta Dean, Ma-Belle, the
famous dancer. This does not take
into account the best singing and
dancing chorus in the world on the
electric runway. "The Passing Show
of 1916" is a production of great mag
nitude, resplendent in its colorful pic
Surrounded by all the well-liked
personages from the pages of Thack
eray's famous novel, and no classic
contains characters so varied, appeal
ing and amusing, Major Pendennis, in
the person of John Drew, comes to
the Brandeia theater on Tuesday and
, . Wednesday, April 24 and 25. The
major's transition from the pages of
the famous novel to the footlights
has been accomplished by Langdon
, Mitchell, who has been as success
ful in his task as when he performed
the same service for "Becky Sharp"
a few seasons ago. Of all American
players, perhaps, Mr. Drew is best
suited to the title role of Mr. Mitch
ell's comedy. Throughout the four
acts of "Major Pendennis" one meets
with the swaggering, alcoholic, Cos
tigan; his declamatory, actress-daughter,
Emily; the amazingly frank,
atraight-from-the-shoulder Lady Clav
cring, whose daughter, the affected,
feline Blanche, "swears in female"
at her; the indiscreet Fanny Bolton;
the demure Laura Bell and-the im
pulsive, impressionable young Ar
thur Pendennis, whose tangled heart
affairs are so well untangled at cru
cial climaxes by the major, bis uncle,
frhe production has been made under
he direction of B. Iden Pavne. The
company chosen by John D. Williams,
i under whose management Mr. Drew
I appears, includes Helen MacKellir.
1 -Alison Skipworth, Jane Houston,
i Helen Menken, Mary Worth, Edith
Shayne, Helen Beaumont,' Walter
Kingsford, Edward Phelan, Charles
Kennedy. Tohn S. 0'Rrin HamM
I West and others.
' Of all the actors and actresses now
on the stage, Julian Eltinge, who wilt
appear at the Brandeis theater next
Thursday, Friday and Saturday, with
matinee Saturday, in his new pro
duction, "Cousin Lucy," is the only
one wno nas never had and never
can have an understudy. Even Sarah
Bernhardt, George Cohan and John
Drew have understudies who can
worry through their parts well
enough, so that the audience will not
be entirely disappointed when the
great stars are disabled. In spite of
the fact that Mr. Eltmge is obliged
to travel without an understudy to
(all back on when he is ill, he has
missed only one performance in the
ten years that he has been on the
stage. The one occasion when he
was obliged to "lie down" on his per
formance occurred three years ago in
Dallas, Tex. An hour before the
(CvntlnQed en Pne Heven, Column One.)
NEW SHOW TODAY
Bijou Minstrel Misses
Snvnn CUnr Girls
In Mirth, Mnlaat and Soac
, . . .
Th Musical Gaanw
ALICE NELSON CO. ;
In CUvcr Skate.
Treuble nt the Olo Depet"
The Been Brnemel ol RubevUI
DOROTHY BERNARD at n Five-Aet
"THE RAINBOW" '
AdmUsioa 0e Bad 10.
Tha Best of Vaudeville
Twice Daily, ;
2:15 8:15 :
Week Starting Sunday, April 22
The Beautiful Broadway Star
Thomas F. Swift & Co. Maria Loand Company
"ME AND MARY" V "PORCELAIN"
A. luitl il " Reprednctten .( the WerWe Meat
An Incident With Music F.aoui Dresden end Other China
Benny and Woods Corbet Shepard and
Tea Minute, of Syncopatl., Three BWh" Sin,
RICHARD GERTRUDE Orpheum Travel Weekly
Wheeler and Uolan Around the World with th
In a 1917 Offerlnf of Charac Orpheum Circuit's Motion Pic
terutic Dances and Gowns ' turn Photographers.
BEN ! HARRIETTE I
RYAN & LEE
In a Comedy Skit
' "YOU'VE SPOILED IT'
PRICES Gallery, 10ei Beet Seats, (except Saturday and Sunday), 25o
NIGHTS-lOc, 2So. BOe and 75c.
Coming Week of April 29 1
Orpheum Road Show
Direction Mr. Martin Beck
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SRCAT CAST AND BIS BEAUTY CHORUS
LADIES' DIME MATINEE WEE DAY
Benefit Orf an Kedlal
D. Kenneth Widenor
FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH
Tuesday, April 34 ta, :S0 P. M.
ADMISSION It AND SS CENTS
Tlclnu el Heaps Musk She
BOYD'S APRIL 26-27
The Gayest Girliest, Greatest Show on Tour
4 sv'lI v II ' W f C'iA A 1
f am yy.VB' x;.sp" ' .. .am. ri f ' u ifLM. 'i -m I st m
with ED. WVAJN ANO
Bell. Ashlyn, Herman TimberR, Charles Mack, Fred Walton, Wm. Phil,
brick, James demons. Ford Sisters, Stella Hoban, Elide Morris, Jack
Boyle, Pearl Eaton, Augusta Deen, Vera Roehm, Wilbert Dunn, S Violin
Girls, Andrew Harper, Bly Brown. William Arnold, Bud Murray and
' Galaxies of Glorious Gladsome Girlies
Price 50c to $2.00. Seat Sale Monday.
I TyMLIlI tCl ii Tuesday!
fiJl P XJ ""fWryU J ra XJC1 Jl II AND WEDNESDAY
i j y iLr lMPB.iilPsilIIn 75mj y Wednesday matinee
Jssj fanissssmwmsmsmau april 24 m 25 p
JOHN D. WILLIAMS Presents
IN LANGDON MITCHELL'S COMEDY,
WITH THE MOST NOTABLE CAST OF THE YEAR.
FROM THACKERAY'S NOVEL. STAQED BY B. IDEN PAYNE
IN THIS HAPPIEST POS8IBLH ENVIRONMENT, that of th romantic, ptcturaiqat light eomtdy In which hs
xcelt, John Draw cornel to th Brandeli Thatr thta wuelc, dlrsct from BoatoB, where he bai been appcarlot for
many weeka paat. Something new to Omaha to hava aa attraction jump almoit J. 000 milea In order to play at
the Brandeia. Mr, Draw la on his way to tha coast, and Omaha and Salt Lake City are tha only cltlei which ha
will play an route.
From tha Thackaray novel, Mr. Mitchell, who alM adapted "Vanity Fair" for Mm Fleka'a uae as "Becky Sharp.
has choeen a coherent and interesting chain of Incident, omitting none of tha dramatic eventa which went to maka
Thackeray! favorite story one of Intense la tare it. All the popular personages recalled from tha pages of tha noyel
make their way through the four acta of Mr. Mitchell's atory; the likeable, brusque major; the swaggering, aleo
holllo Captain Costlgao; his spouting actress daughter, Emily; tha astonishingly frank Lady Claverlng; the mlno
Ing, affected Blanche Amory; tha demure, lovable Laura Bell; Indiscreet little Fanny Bolton, and the 1m. resalon
able. Impulsive Arthur Pendennis, whose tangled affairs at the heart are so splendidly straightened out by his
uncle, the major,
Mr. Drew Is surrounded by a notable company. Including Helen MacKellar, Alison Skipworth, Helen Venires.
Jane Houston, Helen Beaumont, Edith Shayne. Mary Worth, Walter Kingsford, Charles Kennedy, Edward Phelan
John S, O'Brien, Harold West and numerous others.
MATINEE 25c, SOe,
EVENING! SOe, 75c,
75c, $1.00 AND $l.SO
$1.00, S1.S0 AND $2.00
THURSDAY, 'KK1 APR. 26-7
, THE STAR WE HAVE WAITED YEARS TO SEE ,
IN HIS LATEST AND GREATEST MUSICAL COMEDY
FINAL TOUR UNDER A. H. WOOD'S DIRECTION, OF .
"The Handsomest Woman on the Stage is a Man"
AND THE ENTIRE ORIGINAL NEW YORK CAST
IN THE ALL SURPASSING MUS- PMICIN I HfW"
ICAL COMEDY OF THE SEASON, UUUOBIi LUU I
A Fun and Fashion Treat With Music and Girls
WflTCs ON THE OPENING NIGHT, NEXT THURSDAY, MB. ELTINGE
WILL EXHIBIT A SPECIAL $10,000 WARDROBE. THESE
GOWNS ARE CAREFULLY GUARDED AGAINST BEING COPIED.
EVENINGS . 60c, 75c, $1.00, $1.50 and $2.00
MATINEE .... SOe, 75o, $1.00, and &I.50
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D. W. GRIFFITH
Have You Heard off t he
Wor Id 's Greatest Show?
Out of the travail and suffering of the Civil War D. W.
GRIFFITH reared an epic which won universal admi
ration and told the true story of the reconstruction
period for the first time in Stage History.
The wonderful returns from this great success, "THE BIRTH OF A
NATION," provided the producer with the necessary funds to present
his astounding creation
LOVE'S STRUGGLE THROUGHOUT THE AGES
THIS COLOSSAL SPECTACLE Has Achieved a Triumph of Art Which Has Changed the Outlook of
Humanity It Is the Condensation of a Thousand Centuries of Evolution.
iRANDEis as Com. Sunday IA SS
SEATS WILL GO ON SALE TOMORROW, MONDAY, AT 9 A. II.
NIGHTS i First 6 Rows $h Last 14 Rows $1.50; Balcony. 2 Rows $ 1 1 6 Rows 75c, 4 Rows SOe
Gallery, 26ei Boxas $2.00
MATINEES. Entlro Lower Floor Sl.OOi Baleony, 4 RowsTSe; 8 RowsSOcs Oal. 25cilos $1.50
DON'T MISS IT! You Will See More Drama
than in all other plays presented here, this season A red-blooded romance, tense with the spirit of advenrme Annihilates time
and space 125,000 people fill its scenes 7,000 horses and 1,500 chariota add to the excitement Babylon The Mighty Jerusa
lem The Holy City Paris The Mediaeval Siren America Of the Overwhelming Today are features of its background
Men of Talor Houris of the Orient Heart throbs and smiles Titanic struggles on towering embattlements Ancient luxury in
iU wildest excesses are parts of four great stories rushing to a thrilling climax that keeps alive the hope of redemption in the
shuddering heart of man. .. , "
'400 Performances in New York, 300 in Chicago, 200 in Philadelphia. Now playing
Drury Lane Theater, London, England, and Theater Royal, Sydney, Australia.
ACCOMPANIED BY A CHORUS AND ORCHESTRA OF 40
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