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About The courier. (Lincoln, Neb.) 1894-1903 | View Entire Issue (Oct. 20, 1894)
Notice the GLOBE'S $10, $15, and $20 Suits and Overcoats.
Edgar L. Davenport, R. F. McCIennin, G. Herbert Leonard, Ed
ward J. Morgan, Alexander Vincent, Maud Edna Hall, Grace At
well, Lillian Andrews and Alma Aiken are the principals in Henry
Guy Carleton's "Men of 7G," on tour under the direction of Frank
G. Cotter, formerly manager of Modjeska. The piece has been seen
bo far in New York, Boston, Philadelphia and Brooklyn. It is des
cribed as a war drama in a drawing room.
Composer Reginald De Koren and librettist Harry R. Smith are
accompanying their new opera, "Rob Roy," on its brief tour pre
vious to its New York productioii on Oct. 29. Thoy are giving what
few tinishing touches it requires.
Tim Murphy will drop Henry Guy Carleton's "Lom Kettle" in
threo weeks and produce instead a new play by Herbert Hall Wins
low. Richards and Can field will remain in the cast.
"The Twentieth Century Girl'' is the title of a burletta with music
by Ludwig Englander which Canary and Lederer will produce in
New York in September. It has been said that the libretto is by
Sydney Rosenfield, who has a knack at that sort of thing; but Lede
rer says tnat Rosenfield will not provide tho words as he is kept
busy writing his new extravaganza, "The Mimic World," to be
stagod by Canary and Lederer in the spring. Lederer refuses to
discloso the name of the author of "The Twentieth Century Girl."
Richard Harding Davis, short story writer, newspaper man, travel
er and good fellow, is at work on his first play. The fact that Davis
wrote "Gallagher" indicates he might evolve a capital drama. E.
H. Sothern may stage the piece.
Canary ane Lederor's supreme production, "The Passing Show,"
played at McVicker's Theatre, Chicago, last week to $14,000. It was
tho best business in the house this season. This indicates that
pretty girls, clever comedians, tuneful music and up-to-date dialogues
are worth combining.
"Rob Roy" has played to the capacity of the house at every per
formance 6ince the first night. Everybody is congratulating mana
ger Fred C. Whitney on the big operatic success he has. It is said
both Ds Koven and Smith have outstripped all their previous ef
forts in this Scottish opera.
The latest novelty, "The Noiseless Agent," will cause the wrinkles
to leave tho dramatic editor's brow. "The Noiseless Agent" will
come to town in solid rubber goloshes, absolutely soundless. He
will then contract for a pneumatic tired velocipede, and, encased in
a suit of armor made of air cushions, will ride to his destination. So
that his busiuess may be transacted in the strictest confidence, he
will use a phonograph that wears a muffled voice. In order that he
may not be accused of talking through his hat, it will be made of
Pauline Hall has one of the best balanced and at the same time
individually clever organization on the road. Her prima donna is
pretty Jeanette St. Henry, formerly with De Wolf Hopper; her bari
tone is James Aldrich Libby, who has had more songs written for
him than any other light opera singer of to-aay; her base is William
Broderick, her eccentric comedy woman is Kate DaviB, the singer
with four voices, and her comedian is Charles Bradshaw.
Thomas Q. Seabrooko always originates. He is never the same in
one part as in another. His Irish cook in "Barnet's Tobasco,"' is no
more like his king in "The Isle of Champagne" than the republican
is like the democratic party.
One of tho biggest winners up to date this season is the "Tavary
Grand Opera company." This, too, in spite of the fact that it is
possibly the most expensive organization on tour. The orchestra
alone costs as much money as some of the Western repertory com
panies. Charles H. Pratt is the only manager that has made grand
opera on tour pay since Emma Abbott packed the house. It is
worthy of note in this connection that it was the same Pratt that
A striking sceno in Fanny Davenport's forthcoming production of
Victorien Sardou's new piece, "Gismonda," will be a graphic repro
duction of tho "Pantheon at Rome." It is said that, in its spectacu
lar effect, it will eclipse the celebrated hurricane scene in Miss
Davenport's presentation of Sardou's "Cleopatra."
In Dorcas, by the Paultons, authors of Erminie, Pauline Hall has
a musical comedy that will last her for many a day to come. Its
"atmosphere" good old stage word ! is not unlike that of "She
Stoops to Conquer."
"It was in my recent trip South," said Will A. McConnell. "She
sat across the way from in the parlor car. She looked like one of
those willowy, wistful creatures C. M. S. jIcLellan writes about in
Town Topics. We broke tho ice. By tho depth and fire of her eye
I thought she was a Southern belle. But she gave me her card and
I saw that she lived in New York on Fifth Avenne. When I got
back to town I hired a compact and glistening dress suit and, put
ting a great big daisy in my lapel, ascended the stoop of a Laura
Jean Libby Palatial Residence. Visions of a possible heiress within
to a Flagler, Goelet or Rockefeller flashed in my mind. In a firm,
frank voice 1 told the flunkey that opened tho door who I wanted to
see. It was then he told me the second help was compelled, by the
rules cf the household, to receive her company through the base
In New York next week the principal attractions will be- "A
Milk White Flag," at Hoyts, Crane in "The Merry Wives of Wind
sor" at the Star, Drew in the "Bauble Shop" at the Empire, Hopper
in "Dr. Syntax" at the Broadway, Delia Fox in "The Little Trooper"
at the Casino, Mansfield in repertory at the Herald Square, Sothern
in "A Way to Win a Woman" at the Lyceum, "A Gaiety Girl" at
Daly's. James T. Powers in the "New Boy" at the Standard, Wilson
in "The Devil's Deputy' at Abbey's, "Humpty Dumpty" at the Fifth
Avenue, i'Shenandoah" at the Academy,-Hallen and Hart in "Later
On" at the Bijou, "Little Christopher Columbus" at the Garden,
Olga Nethersole in "The Transgressor" at Palmer's.
Henry Miller is now playing the leading role in "Sowing tho Wind"
in Chicago. Charles Frohman will shortly be in that city to direct
rehearsals of the "Masqtteraders," in which Mr. Miller has a very
The act of villainy on the stage is subtile. Most men can look
good, but few can attempt to suggest badness without the aid of a
red shirt, a dark and a false moustache. Nelson Wheatcroftused to
be effective as the bad man who does not carry his wickedness in
his hands and face, but now he is retired into a school of acting and
the question now is: who is the stage villian par excellence of the
American stage? It might be said to be Henry Herrmann. He has
been with Charles Frohman several years doing this sort of thing
and ho is now playing the part of the treacherous confederate spy
in "Shenandoah" at the Academy in New York without one hoarse
tone in his voice and with no red lights.
Elita Proctor Otis, who has made a marked success as A. M. Pal
mer's leading woman, is to tour next month in "Oliver Twist." She
will appear as Nancy S kes. Fanny Davenport played the part last.
It was a favorite role in tho repertory of Charlotte Cushman, Lu
cille Weston and Rose Eytinge.
In "The Passport," in which Sadie Martinot and Max Figman are
about to begin a starring tour, Miss Martinot will appear as Mrs.
Darley, afterwards Mrs. Greenwood, and Mr. Figman will be seen
as Ferdinand Sinclair, an English diplomat in Russia, afterwards
Lord Bibary. The complications spring from the fact that Mrs.
Darley loses.her passport on the Russian frontier and Sinclair whose
passport is made out for himself and his wife, passes Mrp. Darley
through the lines as his better half.
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