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NEW YORK, Nov. 22. Again this
Mason there Is a probability of some
record ram being made by plays In the
"A Chinese Honeymoon" seems to
crow sweeter the longer It lasts, and its
marriage with the Casino promises to
be almost perpetual. It Is truly one of
pie most dainty genu our stage has
Nearly four months have now elapsed
smce "A Country G4rl" made her ap
pearance In New York at Daly's theatre,
and the bloom of her youthful Innocence
Hinmlsrs to charm New Yorkers through
aH the wintry nlghls, while at the same
time her counterfeit presentment In Lon
don has passed the three hundred night
mark. The recent attendance of the Phi
Tneta in a body at Daly's during their
convention la -New York was a stunning
mark f approval shown this delightful
Another of the big spectacles for which
the Broadway has been so justly famous
has made a signal hit there, and "The
Hlver Slipper" is likely to prove so
strong an attraction that it will hold the
beards aa tea as "Florodora" did In this
etty, which was produced under the same
management that of John C Fisher.
An American actress, and an American
play, the latter remarkable for Its ac
curate depiction of several characters In
the Four Hundred, well known to New
Yorkers, constitute the double attraction
at the Garden theatre, where "Among
Those Present," a four-act comedy by
GHen MacDonougb, is presented at the
hands of Mrs. LeMoyne. The play has
been polished into form by a month's
preliminary tour in Canada, New York
and New England. The scenes of
-Among Those Present" are laid respect
ively in Mrs. Clinton's country place at
Middle Hampton, Long Island, within a
tent erected for the purposes of an ama
teur circus on her lawn, In the society
leader's hardly completed Fifth avenue
mansion, and in the bachelor quarters of
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Maybelle Gilman, who has been play
ing leading roles In prominent New York
theatres for the past four seasons, now
hursts out as a star. She heads her own
company in "The Mocking Bird," a ro
mantic musical comedy, and will make
an extensive tour of the country.
'Howard Pembroke, a Wall Street man,
aa whose love affairs the plot largely
The opening of Hall Calne's "The Eter
nal City," at the Victoria theatre, is one
f the most Important events of the
resent season. Since Miss Allen opened
in Washington her short tour has been
a triumphal procession, and her recep
tion la New York most gratifying. The
perfection of every detail of the presen
tation is wonderful, involving a piece of
stagecraft the like of which has probably
never been seen before. To those who
have been In Rome its remarkable ac
curacy is overpowering. Even the into
nation of the bells of St Peter's is abso
lutely correct, as Is also the march music
f the ceremony in which the pope fig
ures, as well as the Garibaldi and Royal
marches. The grandeur of the presenta
jsten cannot be expressed It should be
seen to be felt. In the role of Roma
Ifmi Allen has been given opportunities
inever before accorded her, and she has
jhlampned In those opportunities to a
jjsgree seldom realised In an undertak
Henrietta Crosman's most successful
run at Wallack's has been followed by
the presentation of "The Crisis," Wins
ton Churchill's dramatization of his own
popular novel of that title, in which J.
K. Hackett has made such a phenome
nal success on the road. Originally pro
duced at Pittsburg on March 3d, "The
Crisis" has proved the most successful
of the young actor-manager's produc
tions, and practically crowded "Don
Caesar's Return" out of his repertoire,
although produced this season merely to
retain Mr. Hackett's rights to the
Churchill play. Even In the Bouth,
where plays dealing with the civil war
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Mary Mannerlng, in her new play by
Clyde Fitch, "Stubborness of Geraldlne,"
is scoring a distinct success. She is now
appearing at the Garrett theatre. New
York, and will visit all the principal
theatrical centers as soon as the New
York dates are completed.
period have seldom been popular, "The
Crisis" scored great success, and was
hailed by both critics and play-goers as
one drama that represented the south
as well as the north truthfully and
fairly. Mr. Churchill has achieved a re
markable feat for a literary man a per
fect stage version of his own story.-which
develops great dramatic strength with
out doing violence to the original. Mr.
Hackett interprets the play with remark
able force, and Is now seen at his best
At Mrs. Osborne's little playhouse,
"Tommy Rot," which consists of a lot of
clever satires on modern society folk,
still holds the boards. It Is being care
fully re-written and Improved by Paul
West, and will then doubtless continue a
long and prosperous run. x
At the Bijou "An American Invasion"
has been succeeded by a new romantic
comic opera called "The Mocking Bird,"
in which Mabelle Gilman stars. The cast
Is an extremely strong one, and a long
run is predicted for the new production.
The re-opening of the Manhattan thea
tre, with Mrs. Fiske's new play, "Mary
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John Griffith, the popular tragedian,
famous for his work as a star in Faust,
Richard m. the Gladiator, etc.. has been
engaged by Arden Benedict to tour the
country in a revival of Shakesperian
plays. Macbeth will be the first produc
tion staged, and the settings will be un
of Magdala," seems to make the circle of
metropolitan attractions complete. Mrs.
Fiske never had a more attractive part
than her present one. and the reception
tendered her by her large New York
audience was most gratifying. "Mary of
Magdala" promises to be a standing
metropolitan attraction for a long time.
At the New York theatre, "Everyman,"
Charles Frohman's morality fifteenth,
century drama, succeeded Carl Hagen
beck's wonderful trained, animahv, the
most remarkable exhibition of. its kind
ever made in New York. "Everyman" is.
succeeded by "The Wild Rose," which,'
after shedding its perfume out of town,
returns to bloom anew for Its many,
many friends in the metropolis.
William Gillette of the Knickerbocker
theatre is repeating with the ever popular
"Sherlock Holmes" the success be won
three years ago at the Garrlck and last
year at the Lyceum theatre in London.
The charm of "Sherlock Holmes," with
Its thrilling Incidents and the charm of
Mr. Gillette's Impersonation of the fam
ous detective, are potent as drawing
cards, and even the most, blase And a
new sensation in following the adven
tures of the detective.
Miss Elizabeth Tyree will begin on
Nov. 24th rehearsals of "Gretna Green,"
the romantic comedy by Grace Livings
ton Furniss, in which she will make her
debut as a star on Jan. 15th at the Madi
son Square theatre under the direction
of Mr. Henry B. Harris.
With each parsing week, the popular
ity of the English farce, "The Night of
the Party," now being played at the
Princess theatre, New York, by Weedon
GroBsmlth and his company,, appears, to
be Increasing. At nearly every perform
ance the house is crowded, and It is a
notable fact that the class of patrons is
made up of the most fashionable people
of New York and the surrounding cities.
To American play-goers Mr. Grossmlth
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Pauline Frederick, the society girl on
tour with "The Roger Brothers in Har
vard," has with her a retinue of serv
ants thai .would look pretentious for
many a prima donna. This is Miss
Frederick's latest photograph, showing
the aristocratic actress In her latest role.
is a revelation. There is probably no
actor in America with whom he can be
justly compared, although Nat Good
win's quiet methods of comedy suggest
those of Mr. Grossmlth, while there are
times when one sees in William Collier
a second edition 'of the Englishman.
Wm. Faversham's appearance at the
Empire theatre in H. V. Edmond's new
play, "Imprudence," brings back to the
metropolis one of the most charming and.
Mary Mannerlng, at the Garrlck, con?
tinues to delight large audiences with her
vclever work in Clyde Fltch'B new play,
"The .Stubbornness of Geraldlne."
At the Herald Square theatre, Martin
Harvey still" continues playing to full
houses. The concluding pieces of his
repertoire are "Rouget d'Isle," a one-act
curtain raiser, and "The Cigar Maker's
Romance," a dramatization of Marion
Richard Mansfield will follow Martin
Harvey with his Julius Caesar, the most
powerful of his studies to date.
Charles Emerson Cook, who is general
business representative of the Belasco
theatre, and of David Belasco's attrac
tions, is in Washington preparing for
the opening of David Belasco and John
Luther Long's play, "The Darling of
the Gods," in which Blanche Bates will
be starred this -year by Mr. Belasco. The
first night is set for November 17, at th.
New National theatre, ' Washington,
where one 'week's engagement will bfe
played. Then will follow a week at the
Academy of Music, in Baltimore, and the
New York engagement will start at the
Belasco theatre about Dec. 1, following
the season of Mrs. Leslie Carter. ,'
. Kelth'a new bill. is. remarkable for
both excellence and variety. For the
lovers of novelty and mystery there is
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eanor Barry, the leading actress, whose
work has made her famous throughout
tne country, anss narry is now siar-v
ring on tour in a new play.
the wonderful Japanesp magician, Ten
Ichl and his troupe of seven. In this
troupe are three Japanese women, all
beautiful, one of whom is said to be the
only genuine Geisha girl ever in America.
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