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Below is a link to a chronological history of The National  Theatre from 1835 to the Present

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Background List A: A first computerized partial listing of titles of attractions at the National Theatre was assembled by General Manager Richard Schneider about 1987, apparently from playbills.

List B: A second more elaborate computer listing from 1982 included dates, titles, and some performer annotation. This list included many performances other than those at the National, and seems to be the record of one east-coast theatre-goer’s programs beginning in 1943.

Personal Recollection: On a regular basis, individuals report specific information which they know of “first-hand.” We are told, for example, that Billie Burke, Al Jolson and Chita Rivera are all “Washingtonians.” Chita attended Haywood School here.

Compilation of information: Further work was done by President Donn B. Murphy, and Archivist Thomas S. Shorebird, from 1988 through 1993. Dr. Murphy and Anthony Stewart made entries from 1993 through 1997. Where only the year and not the specific play dates of attractions are known, they are listed prior to dated attractions, except when January play-dates make it clear that the undated attractions were later in the year. Work to incorporate material from other files into a comprehensive chronology was done by volunteer archivists Melvin Goldberg, Bayla White, Mary Haley, Elaine Kolodny and Celia Shapiro over a multi-year period beginning in 2000.
SN refers to Stage for a Nation, Lee, Meersman, Murphy, 1985, the official history of The National. HNNT refers to History of the New National Theatre by Alexander Hunter and J. H. Polkinhorn, November, 1954 ON refers to a series of orange notebooks containing information taken from the files of the Washington Historical Society on productions at the National beginning in 1835. Information culled from The Intelligencer newspaper files of the Martin Luther King Library. There are no program files for these entries.

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Chronology - THE NATIONAL THEATRE - 1835 - Present
[This record is a work in progress.]
October 19, 2010

Background

List A: A first computerized partial listing of titles of attractions at the National Theatre was assembled by General Manager Richard Schneider about 1987, apparently from playbills.

List B: A second more elaborate computer listing from 1982 included dates, titles, and some performer annotation. This list included many performances other than those at the National, and seems to be the record of one east-coast theatre-goer's programs beginning in 1943.

Personal Recollection: On a regular basis, individuals report specific information which they know of "first-hand." We are told, for example, that Billie Burke, Al Jolson and Chita Rivera are all "Washingtonians." Chita attended Haywood School here.

Compilation of information: Further work was done by President Donn B. Murphy, and Archivist Thomas S. Shorebird, from 1988 through 1993. Dr. Murphy and Anthony Stewart made entries from 1993 through 1997. Where only the year and not the specific play dates of attractions are known, they are listed prior to dated attractions, except when January play-dates make it clear that the undated attractions were later in the year.

Work to incorporate material from other files into a comprehensive chronology was done by volunteer archivists Melvin Goldberg, Bayla White, Mary Haley, Elaine Kolodny and Celia Shapiro over a multi-year period beginning in 2000.

SN refers to Stage for a Nation, Lee, Meersman, Murphy, 1985, the official history of The National.
HNNT refers to History of the New National Theatre by Alexander Hunter and J. H. Polkinhorn, November, 1954
ON refers to a series of orange notebooks containing information taken from the files of the Washington Historical Society on productions at the National beginning in 1835. Information culled from The Intelligencer newspaper files of the Martin Luther King Library. There are no program files for these entries.

PRODUCTIONS AT DATES UNKNOWN

List A notes: "Undated playbills [or other references] were found for all of [the next listed] shows. Further research is needed to ascertain whether these are the same as already dated shows or other [scheduled bookings]." The shows whose booking dates are un-ascertained are listed below. Dates of at least one engagement are listed after those which have been located.


BALLETS ESPANGNOL: TERESA AND LUISILLO
BILLIE TAYLOR
BLUE BEARD AND THE HEATHEN CHINEE
FORGOTTEN FACTOR, THE
HOW TO MAKE HOME HAPPY
PINK DOMINOES - based on the poem by Rudyard Kipling, circa 1888
SHARPS AND FLATS (1800's?)
TWO KEYS, THE
VILLAR'S DRAGOONS

1834
August, 1834
Offer to receive bids for the construction of the theatre appears in The Intelligencer.(SN, p. 20) The construction eventually cost in excess of $40,000. SN p. 37. Originally, it was planned to build the theatre on Capitol Hill, but subsequently the location at 1321 E Street, NW, later to become 1321 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, was selected.

September 17, 1834
Stock Company formed to finance the theatre. Members of the founding board included William Wilson Corcoran, William Brent, Cornelius McLean, Jr., Henry Randall, Richard Smith and George Gibson. Brent was the brother of Washington's first mayor. Both Brent and McLean had run for mayor. (SN, p. 26)

1835
November 3rd, 1835
Meeting of the Stockholders.

Maywood, Rowbotham, Pratt, proprietors of the Chestnut Street Theatre in Philadelphia, signed on as lessees.

December 7, 1835, Monday
THE NATIONAL THEATRE OPENS at 7:00 p.m.
The National Theatre opened in its first building. The National Intelligencer had announced that "The lovers of the drama will be pleased to learn that this new and beautiful theatre will certainly open on Monday next.... The construction ... is admirable, both for its commodiousness and for seeing and hearing." President Andrew Jackson was present.

Lessee: R.C. Maywood & Co. Acting and stage manager: Mr. Ward from the Theatre Edinburgh and the Haymarket Theatre, London. Stage machinery: Mr. Varden. Lighting fixtures by Mr. Cornelius of Philadelphia. Artist of the painting in the dome of the theatre: Mr. Duke White of New York. Artist of Scenery: Mr. Carr.

Admission: First tier of boxes and parquette: $1; second tier, $.50; third tier $.50; gallery $.25; gallery for people of color $.25. Box office hours: 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Box office manager, Mr. Green

MAN OF THE WORLD a comedy starring Mr. Maywood
and TURN OUT a musical, in which Mrs. Jefferson, as Marian Ramsey, sang "I Am Marian Ramsey."

Best Original Prize Poetical Address spoken on Opening Night by Mrs. Hughes. The poem was written by Mr. Vose of Baltimore who received a $50 prize.

For complete program see SN, p. 21

December 8, 1835, Tuesday
THE STRANGER -- starring Miss Emma Wheatley as Mrs. Haller

December 9, 1835, Wednesday
HAMLET starring Mr. James Wallack and Miss Emma Wheatley. The second attraction at The National was Junius Brutus Booth in "Hamlet" and "Othello"

December 11, 1835 [ON]
THE WONDER - comedy by Mrs. Lentlivre. Starring Emma Wheatley and James Wallack.

December 15, 1835 [ON]
SCHOOL FOR SCANDAL - by Richard Brinsley Sheridan. Starring Emma Wheatley and James Wallack.

December 16, 1835 [ON]
BERTRAM, SPRING AND AUTUMN - by Maturin (??). Starring Emma Wheatley and James Wallack.

December 18, 1835 [ON]
THE DRAMATIST, RAISING THE WIND - comedies. Starring Emma Wheatley.

December 19, 1835 [ON]
THE WAY TO GET MARRIED, GRETNA GREEN - by Mr. Rogers.

December 22, 1835 [ON]
LAUGH WHEN YOU CAN, HUNTER OF THE ALPS - comedies

December 23, 1835 [ON]
SECRETS WORTH KNOWING and LESSONS FOR LOVERS - comedies. Starring Emma Wheatley and Mr. Ball.

December 25, 1835 [ON]
ENGLISHMEN IN INDIA, PENNSYLVANIA AVENUE WASHINGTON, HUNTER OF THE ALPS - comedies. Starring Mr. Ball and Mrs. Jefferson.

December 28, 1835 [ON]
UNCLE JOHN, THE TURNPIKE GATE, JOHN JONES - comedy. Starring Mr. William Burton, later stage manager of the National.

December 29, 1835 [ON]
POOR GENTLEMEN, THE MUMMY - comedy. Starring Mr. William Burton.

December 30, 1835 [ON]
SECOND THOUGHTS, PENNSYLVANIA AVENUE WASHINGTON, FORTY WINKS - comedies. Starring Mr. William Burton.

December
THE IRISH AMBASSADOR


1836
January 1 through 7 1836 [ON]
JOHN REEVE -- Starring in Paul Pry, 1-5, Sweethearts and Wives, The Wreck Ashore, The Married Bachelor, A Trip to Bath and The Rivals.

January 8 through January 12, 1836 [ON]
HERR CLINE, rope dancer appeared.

January 13, 1836 [ON]
ROB ROY; THE DEAD SHOT - Starring Mrs. Rogers.

January 14, 1836 [ON]
DOUGLAS; THE GOLDEN FARMER - Starring Mrs. Rogers and Mr. Cline.

January 15, 1836 [ON]
CRAMOND BRIG; THE BATH ROAD - Starring Mr. Cline and Mr. Maywood.

January 16, 1836 [ON]
THE WHEEL OF FORTUNE; THE TWO FRIENDS - Starring Mr. Maywood and Mr. Lewellen.

January 18, 1836 [ON]
BRIDE OF LAMMERMOOR; LOVE IN HUMBLE LIFE - Starring Mr. Maywood and Mr. Knight.

January 19, 1836 [ON]
HAMLET; IS HE JEALOUS - Starring Mr. Abbott.

January 20, 1836 [ON]
VENICE PRESERVED; HONEST THIEVES

January 21, 1836 [ON]
THE GAMESTER; THE HUNTER OF THE ALPS - Starring Mrs. Lanchanten

January 22, 1836 [ON]
FOUNDLING OF THE FORREST; A MUSICAL MELANGE - Starring Mr. Maywood.

January 23, 1836 [ON]
THE EXILE; A MUSICAL MELANGE; THE WEATHERCOCK - Starring Mr. Abbott, Mr. Taylor

January 25, 1836 [ON]
THE KING'S FOOL; THE EXILE - Starring Mr. Ward and Mr. Abbott.

January 26, 1836 [ON]
ADELGITHA; TURN OUT - Starring Mrs. Duff.

January 27, 1836 [ON]
THE STRANGER; THE WEATHERCOCK - Starring Mr. Abbott.

January 28, 1836 [ON]
THE GAMESTER; THE DAY AFTER THE WEDDING - Starring Mr. Abbott.

January 29, 1836 [ON]
ISABELLA; THE EXILE - Starring Mrs. Duff and Mr. Abbott.

January 30, 1836 [ON]
PIZARRO; THE LOTTERY TICKET - Starring Mr. Ward.

February 1, 1836 [ON]
JANE SHORE; MERCHANT OF VENICE; SIMPSON & CO. - Starring Mr. Abbott.

February 2, 1836 [ON]
DARK

February 3, 1836 (LOC) 3RD act of HAMLET; 2ND acto of MUCH A DO ABOUT NOTHING; last tow acts of Hunchback; and last act of ROMEO and JULIET

February 4, 1836 (LOC)
GEORGE BARNWELL OR THE LONDON MERCHANT program concludes with the laughable farce SIMPSON & CO.

February 5, 1836 (LOC)
FOUNDLING OF THE FOREST OR THE UNKNOWN FEMALE. Program concludes with the laughable farce THE SIAMESE TWINS

February 6, 1836 (LOC)
POCAHONTAS OR THE FIRST SETTLERS OF VIRGINIA -- written by George Washington Parke Custis - first native playwright to have is play produced at the National. Many original Indian artifacts provided by Commissioner of the Indian Bureau. Directed by the author, Music by Mr. Diehman, Scenery by Mr. Duke White, Machinery by Mr. Windom, Dress by Mr. Leck, and Property by Mr. Hogan. Program concludes with the laughable farce LOTTERY TICKET.

February 8, 1836 (LOC)
POCAHONTAS Program concludes with the laughable farce THE SIAMESE TWINS

February 9, 1836 (LOC)
POCAHONTAS OR THE FIRST SETTLEMENT OF VIRGINIA. Program concludes with the DR. VALENTINE with his celebrated eccentricities and with the laughable farce LOVE IN A HUMBLE LIFE

February 10, 1836 (LOC)
POCAHONTAS Program concludes with DR. VALENTINE as Abe Kushman; and the laughable farce THE INNKEEPER BRIDE

February 11, 1836 (LOC)
POCAHANTAS; Program concludes with DR. VALENTINE; and the laughable farce THE RENDEZVOUS

February 12, 1836 [ON]
RICHARD III starring Junius Brutus Booth Program. Concludes with the laughable farce THE SIAMESE TWINS

February 13, 1836 (LOC)
OTHELLO; - Starring Junius Brutus Booth as Iago. Program concludes with the laughable farce Simpson & CO.

February 15, 1836 (LOC)
A NEW WAY TO PAY OLD DEBTS Starring Junius Brutus Booth as Sir Giles Overreach. Program concudes with POCAHONTAS. The evenings performances are a benefit for Mr. Booth.

February 16, 1836 (LOC)
VIRGINIUS or the ROMAN FATHER Starring Mr. Oxley the celebrated native tragedian. Program concludes with POCAHONTAS - Starring Mr. Oxley.

February 18, 1836 (LOC)
DEAD SHOT - Starring Mr. Oxley.

February 19, 1836 (LOC)
WILLIAM TELL or THE PATRIOT OF SWITZERLAND - Starring Mr. Oxley as William Tell and Mrs Rogers as Albert, Mr. Tell's son. Program concludes with POCAHONTAS

February 20, 1836 (LOC)
THE TRAGEDY OF BRUTUS - Starring Mr. Oxley. Program concludes with THERESE. The evenings performances are a benefit for Mr. Oxley.

February 22, 1836 (LOC)
In celebration of the National Festival of the 22nd of February.
JOAN OF ARC or the MAID OF ORLEANS; ODE TOT HE BIRTHDAY OF GEORGE WASHINGTON, written by George Washington Parke Custis and delivered by Mrs. Hughes; SIMPSON & CO.; and THE LAUNCH OF THE COLUMBIA or AMERICA'S BLUE JACKETS

February 24, 1836 (LOC)
THE TRAGEDY OF DOUGLAS, THE NOBEL SHEPHERD - Starring Mr. Rogers ; THE LAUNCH OF THE COLUMBIA; and the laughable farce FORTUNE'S FROLIC. or THE PLOUGHMAN TURNED LORD.

February 25, 1836 (LOC)
RICHARD III or THE BATTLE OF BOSWORTH FIELD - Starring Junius Brutus Booth; THE LAUNCH OF THE COLUMBIA .

February 26, 1836 (LOC)
MERCHANT OF VENICE- Starring Junius Brutus Booth as Ssylock. Program concludes with THE SIAMESE TWINS

February 27, 1836 (LOC)
THE IRON CHEST written by Mr. Coleman and starring Junius Brutus Booth as Sir Edward Mortimer. Program concludes with the laughable farce UNCLE SAM.

February 29, 1836 (LOC)
KING LEAR - Starring Junius Brutus Booth. A DREAM AT SEA - a new drama produced at the Adelphi Theater in London; and last scene of THE LAUNCH OF COLUMBIA

March 1, 1836 [ON]
JOAN OF ARC; A DREAM AT SEA

March 2, 1836 [ON]
TOWN AND COUNTRY; THE REVIEW - Starring Junius Brutus Booth.

March 3, 1836 [ON]
A DREAM AT SEA; JOAN OF ARC

March 4, 1836 [ON]
PONTIAC; TURN OUT

March 5, 1836 [ON]
PONTIAC; A DREAM AT SEA

March 7, 1836 [ON]
PONTIAC; A DREAM AT SEA

March 8, 1836 [ON]
LUKE THE LABORER; THE LAUNCH OF THE COLUMBIA - Starring Mr. Rogers.

March 9, 1836 [ON]
THE FRENCH SPY; LA BAYADERE; THE LOTTERY TICKET

March 10, 1836 [ON]
THE FRENCH SPY; LA BAYADERE; UNCLE SAM

March 11, 1836 [ON]
THE FRENCH SPY; THE LAUNCH OF THE COLUMBIA; UNCLE SAM

March 12, 1836 [ON]
WIZARD SKIFF; LUKE THE LABORER; GRAND OPERA

March 14 through March 26, 1836 [ON]
MADAME CELINE CELESTE stars in a series of melodramas and other productions, relying primarily on pantomine. Performances include Wept of Wish-Ton-Wish; Dead Shot; Danse des Folies; The Bath Road; The Wizard Skiff; Perfection; the Greek Pirate Dance; Wild Arab Dance; La Bayadere; The Death Plank; The French Spy; Moorish Page; Two Friends; Grand Opera Dance; Golden Farmer; Grand Ballet Dance; Victoire; Man and Wife; A Musical Olio; The Old Gentleman.

March 28 through April 5, 1836 [ON]
JOHN REEVE starring in 1-5, Laugh When You Can; Catching An Heiress; The Bold Dragoons; Three and the Deuce; Love, Law and Physic; The Rivals, The Weathercock; The Wreck Ashore; The Young Widow; Tom and Jerry; Where Shall I Dine?; Cupid the God of Love; Raising the Wind; Quadrapeds

April 7, 1836 [ON]
POCAHONTAS; OLIO; THE WEPT OF THE WISH-TON-WISH

April 8, 1836 [ON]
THE FOUNDLING OF THE FOREST; UNCLE SAM

April 9, 1836 [ON]
A DREAM AT SEA; THE DEAD SHOT

April 11, 1836 [ON]
MONTGOMERIE; SIAMESE TWINS

April 12, 1836 [ON]
MONTGOMERIE; LOVE IN HUMBLE LIFE

April 13, 1836
THE FLIGHT OF MERCURY; MONTGOMERIE; PERFECTION

April 14, 1836 [ON]
THE FLIGHT OF MERCURY; MAN AND WIFE; PERFECTION

April 15, 1836 [ON]
MONTGOMERIE; THE RENDEZVOUS

April 16, 1836 [ON]
THE GOLDEN FARMER; THE CARNIVAL OF VENICE; IS HE JEALOUS

April 18, 1836 [ON]
THE OLD GENTLEMAN; THE GAMBLER'S FATE; WHERE SHALL I DINE

April 19, 1836 [ON]
JOHN BULL; THE ASSASSIN FATHER

April 20, 1836 [ON]
SWEETHEARTS AND WIVES

April 21. 1836 [ON]
MARRIED LIFE; ILLUSTRIOUS STRANGER

April 22, 1836 [ON]
SPEED THE PLOUGH; THE HYPOCRITE; HIDE AND SEEK

April 23, 1836 [ON]
TYLNEY HALL; THE ACTOR OF ALL WORK; SECOND THOUGHTS

April 25, 1836 [ON]
GUY MANNERING; BOAT DUET; THE SPOILED CHILD - Starring Mr. Taylor and Miss Watson

April 27, 1836 [ON]
THE LORD OF THE MANOR; BAOT DUET; NO SONG, NO SUPPER - Starring Mrs. Watson and Miss Watson

April 28, 1836 [ON]
JOHN OF PARIS; DOAT DUET; THE SPOILED CHILD - Starring Miss Watson.

April 29, 1836 [ON]
GUY MANNERING; BOAT DUET; NO - Starring Miss Watson

April 30, 1836 [ON]
THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO; BOAT DUET; NO

May 2, 1836 [ON]
LORD OF THE MANOR; BOAT DUET; ON THE MOUNTAIN HIGH; OLD AND YOUNG - Starring Miss Watson

May 3, 1836 [ON]
THE PET OF THE PETTICOATS; BOAT DUET; SIMPSON AND CO. - Starring Miss Watson

May 4, 1836 [ON]
THE HAWKS OF HAWK HOLLOW; CROSSING THE LINE
A stock company actress sang "Huzza for Liberty and Texas" as Sam Houston awaited Santa Ana on the River Brazos.

May 5, 1836 [ON]
GAMBLERS FATE; THE YOUNG WIDOW

May 6, 1835 [ON]
JANE SHORE; CROSSING THE LINE

May 7, 1835 [ON]
GREEN EYED MONSTER; VALENTINE AND ORSON

May 9, 1836 [ON]
ROMEO AND JULIET; THREE AND THE DEUCE

May 10, 1836 [ON]
ALL IN THE WRONG; JOE MILLER

May 11. 1836 [ON]
PIZARRO; WEATHERCOCK

May 12, 1836 [ON]
HUSBAND AND WIVES; THE HUNTER OF THE ALPS; WHERE SHALL I DINE?

May 13, 1836 [ON]
MACBETH; THE YOUNG WIDOW

May 14, 1836 [ON]
Mr. Thomas Ward (Manager)
SPEED THE PLOUGH; FAREWELL ADDRESS; GREEN-EYED MONSTER a farce
This production closed the theatre for the summer.

December 7, 1836
Opening of the second fall/spring season

Mr. Walton joins Mr. Ward as co-manager.
Miss V. Monier, an actress, becomes manager.

The National's company sang a pre-Irving Berlin "God Bless America" to open the season. SN p. 36

1837
DENOUNCER
THE TRAGEDY OF BIANCA VICOUNTI

PONTIAC -- by General Alexander Macomb, then commanding the armies of the United States. The Marine Corps was utilized in the production.

September 1837
THE MOUNTAIN SYLPH "as grand melo-dramatic spectacle" starring Annette Nelson. The performance is attended by native American chiefs and members of the Sioux, Iowa, Sacs and Foxes nations who had come to the capital to negotiate treaties. They sat together in the front rows, and impulsively presented their headdresses to Miss Nelson. (c.f. SN, p. 16)

September 18, 1837
HONEYMOON and CLARI, MAID OF MILAN - Starring Josephine Clifton. Thomas Ward, the National Theatre's manager played opposite Miss Clifton in Honeymoon.

September 19, 1837
AGNES DE VERE - melodrama starring Mr. Hill.

1838
Mr. Ward resumed management in absence of Miss Monier on a starring trip to Europe. She returned in 1841 to resume management of the National Theatre.

From the Washington Intelligenser, January 13, 1838, page 3: "It having been suggested to the Manager that many respectable persons of color, desirous of affording their families the amusements of the Theatre, are deterred in consequence of not having commodious sittings assigned them, Mr. Ward, anxious to meet the wishes of all well disposed and properly conducted persons, takes leave to announce the the Centre of the Third Tier has been fitted up for the accommodation of the respectable colored class, and no females will be admitted without being properly and reputably attended."

James Henry Hackett played Falstaff sometime during the year.

Week ending January 13, 1838
MR. RICE IN REPERTORY - performances include Peacock and the Crow, Black and White, Two Friends.


1840
Mr. Ward and Mr. Wilson (Managers)

July 11 through July 17, 1840 [xerox only]
German danseuse Fanny Eissler appeared at theatre. Women stripped off their jewelry and men their rings and watch chains to fling them onto the stage as Essler "stood a veritable Danae in this shower of gold." (c.f. SN, p.36)

1841
Ms. V. Monier (Manager) returned from Europe tour.

1842
Mr. Ward (Manager)

May 31, 1842 [xerox only]
MR. MARBLE appearing in The Yankee in Time (drama) and All the World's a Stage (comedy), preceded by the one-act farce Advice Gratis

June 1, 1842 [xerox only]
MR. MARBLE appearing in two comedies Jonathan in England and The Vermonter.

1843
Mr. Hield, Mr. Tuthill, Mr. Collins and Mr. Donaldson reopen the theatre after repairing and repainting the auditorium and installing new lamps. SN p. 36. L. M. Emery then became manager.

Early in 1843 the theatre was converted into a circus by the removal of the parquet seating and the orchestra. The circus season, starring the India Rubber Man as the main attraction, was short-lived. SN p. 37.

THE STRANGER - drama starring Miss Palm and Mister Sinclair

1844

Theatre Sold to: General Van Ness, Hon. Benjamin Ogle Tayloe, Richard Smith for $13,500.
Lessee: Mr. S. M. Emery, S. M. Emery, J. W. Vandenhoff.

January 24, 1844 [no program file]
JACK NONPARIEL - title role played by "the inimitable Burton." Farewelll benefit to mark the departure of Mr. Ward as manager.

February 11, 1844 [no program file]
THE HUNCHBACK - Starring Miss Hildreth. Theatre reopened under management of Mr. Hield.

March 6, 1844 [no program file]
DOUGLAS -- marking the departure as manager of Mr. Hield. He appeared in this farewell benefit.

The National was leased by Mr. Rodney, he soon abandoned the theatre.

THEATRE CLOSED FOR TEN MONTHS.

December 25, 1844
OLE BULL - Norwegian violinist, played two nights. An Alabama Congressman who became abusive, was evicted. SN, p. 34.

1845
January 4, 1845 [Rapley file]
N.A. HOWES EQUESTRIAN TROUPE

January 10, 1845
Mr. William E. Burton, Lessee of the Philadelphia and Baltimore theatres, announced that he had leased the National Theatre

March 4, 1845
President Polk's Inaugural Ball was held in The National Theatre. Henry Clay and 11 other Whig candidates refuse to attend.

March 5, 1845
FIRE: THE CONGO MELODISTS from Boston in THE STAR-STRUCK NIGGER.
Theatre burned between 8:00 and 9:00 p.m. The fire began in the "oil room" backstage while the performance was in progress. No injuries resulted. Only the bare walls were left standing. William E. Burton was lessee at this time. Rebuilding will take six years. (Wash Star 2-3-63; SN, pp 31 plate, 37).

1845 to 1850
THEATRE STOOD AS AN EMPTY BLACKENED SHELL.

1850
The "SECOND NATIONAL": To present Jenny Lind, Willard of Willard's Hotel and "Land Admiral" Reeside purchased the blackened shell and hurriedly rebuilt the theatre to accommodate 3,500 patrons.

Theatre renamed THE NEW NATIONAL HALL.

December 16 and 17, 1850
JENNY LIND IN CONCERT presented by Phineas T. Barnum
The "entire Washington police force" was required to protect Jenny Lind "The Swedish Nightingale" at the National. President and Mrs. Millard Fillmore attended both concerts. Senator Daniel Webster and Senator Henry Clay attended the opening. Webster sang with the star during part of one song. The President and other luminaries sat in special chairs at the front of the orchestra. Tickets ranged from $3 to $7. SN, p. 38

Jenny Lind's performance grossed $15,385.60

Willard and Reeside (Managers)
Business Manager: Jas. E. Welsh

Willard and Reeside sold the theatre.

1851
January, 1851
THE "SECOND NATIONAL" COLLAPSES
Manager Rufus Welch remodels the theatre as a circus for a French equestrian troupe. Prior to the first performance a 30-foot-long section of 6-tiered seating on the west side of the building collapsed, carrying at least 100 people 16 feet into the basement. Injuries were reportedly only "bruises of no serious importance." (This was evidently an era of little negligence litigation.) The audience remained and the performance, an equestrian troupe supported by Monsieur W.F. Wallet (an "intellectual clown" who gave comic speeches on women's rights and mesmirism) went on. [SN, p. 39].

The theatre closed again in less than a week.

E.A. Marshall, proprietor also of the Walnut Street Theatre in Philadelpia and the Broadway Theatre in New York, leased the National.

THEATRE "STRONGLY REBUILT AND ENTIRELY REMODELED."

The theater was renamed the National Theatre, with a seating capacity of 3,000 and room for an additional 1,000 seats in the aisles for spectators. Box tickets were priced at $6, with orchestra, reserved seats in the dress circle and parquet sections at 75 cents. The family circle, gallery, and third tier remained a quarter. [SN, p.40]

December 15 through December 20, 1851 [no program file]
THE HUNCHBACK - by Sheridan Knowles. The audience for the performance included President and Mrs. Fillmore, Daniel Webster and other dignitaries. [SN, p.40]

LONDON ASSURANCE -- by Dion Boucicault. Starring Julia Dean

LOLA MONTEZ danced and drew full houses of men only.

MACBETH starring Charlotte Cushman as Lady Macbeth.

Edwin Forrest packed 4,000 patrons in on his last night at the National.


1852
Lessee: E. A. Marshall

Saturday October 31, 1852, poster
1. UNCLE TOM'S CABIN based on the novel of Harriet Beecher Stowe
2. AGNES DE VERE
3. OLD AND YOUNG
All three starred Little Cordelia Howard

Monday, November 22, 1852, poster:
1. FLORINE! or THE PRIDE OF THE CANTON! -- dramatic opera by Sheridan Mann
The seventh night with Miss Caroline Richings as Florine.
2. Variations from LUCIA DI LAMMERMOOR with a violoncello
3. CAPTAIN CHARLOTTE! -- farce. Starring Annie Lonsdale.

Saturday, November 27, 1852, poster:
Miss Caroline Riching's last night
1. Donizetti's opera, THE LOVE SPELL.
2. "La Zingarella," a dance with Mr Smith and Miss Annie Walters
3. "The Old Folks at Home," performance by orchestra
4. a farce, DEAD SHOT

Wednesday, December 1, 1852, poster:
1st appearance of W. Wheatley
3rd night of Misses Susan and Kate Denin
2nd night of John Winans
1. THE WIFE or THE TALE OF MANTUA - by John Sheridan Knowles
2. "La Cachuca," a dance with Miss Annie Walters
3. THE WANDERING BOYS or THE CASTLE OF OLIVAL--a melodrama in 2 acts.

Thursday, December 2, 1852 poster
4th night of Miss Emma Fitzpatrick
French and Spanish dancers
1. THE RIVALS - by Richard Brinsley Sheridan
2. Grand Ballet Divertisement
3. MARRIED & SETTLED - Starring Box and Cox

Friday, December 3, 1852 poster:
1. LADY OF LYONS -- by Edward Bulwar Lytton. Starring Misses Susan and Kate Denin
2. "Pas Zanette," a dance with Miss Annie Walters
3. HONEYMOON -- comedy, with the Denin sisters

Monday, December 6, 1852 poster:
1st night of Niblo's Dancers
1. THE TWO BONNYCASTLES, a farce
2. "Ballet Divertisement," the first part
3. GOOD FOR NOTHING, a new comic drama
4. "Ballet Divertisement," the second part

Wednesday, December 8, 1852 poster:
3rd night of Niblo's Dancers
1. SKETCHES IN INDIA - a farce
2. "Ballet Divertisement," the first part
3. GOOD FOR NOTHING - a farce
4. "Ballet Divertisement," the second part

Friday, December 10, 1852 poster:
4th night of Niblo's Dancers
1. BOX AND COX, a farce
2. "Grand Ballet Divertisement," first part
3. SOMEBODY ELSE, a farce
4. "Ballet Divertisement," second part

December 15, 1852 [HNNT]
THE HUNCHBACK -- by Sheridan Knowles. Starring Matilda Heron, with her stock company. President and Mrs. Millard Fillmore, Daniel Webster, and other dignitaries attended the opening performance. SN, p. 40

Thursday, December 16, 1852 poster
Niblo's Dancers:
1. ALL THE WORLD'S A STAGE, a farce
2. "Ballet Divertisement," first part
3. "Ballet Divertisement," second part
4. DEAD SHOT, a farce

Monday, December 20, 1852 poster:
Miss Emma Fitzpatrick from Drury Lane Theatre, London
1. BELLE'S STRATEGEM with Miss Fitzpatrick
2. "Grande Ballet Divertisement"
3. A ROLAND FOR AN OLIVER, a farce in 2 acts

Wednesday, December 22, 1852 [HNNT]
THE GRAND ITALIAN OPERA presents Rossini's Cinderella, marking their first performance in Washington. Featuring Madame Torronte, soprano and Signor Vorrello, tenor.

Thursday, December 23, 1852 poster:
4th night of Miss Emma Fitzpatrick
4th night of French and Spanish Dancers, Niblo's Dancers
1. For the first time in this theatre Sheridan's comedy, THE RIVALS.
2. "Grande Ballet Divertisement"
3. Box and Cox, MARRIED AND SETTLED--for the second time

1853
THE TEXAS STRUGGLE FOR LIBERTY
MORNING COP

January 12 through January 15, 1853 [HNNT]
THE HUNCHBACK - by Sheridan Knowles. Starring Julia Dean in her Washington debut.

Thursday, January 20, 1853 poster:
2nd appearance of Mrs Mowatt in
MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING as Beatrice
2. A "Dance" with Miss Annie Walters
3. YOUR LIFE'S IN DANGER, a farce

Friday, January 21, 1853 poster:
3rd appearance of Mrs Mowatt
Mrs Mowatt as Ion in Talfourd's Classical Tragedy, ION or THE FOUNDLING OF ARGOS
2. A Dance by Miss Annie Walters
3. A petite comedy in 1 act, MORNING CALL

Sunday, January 23, 1853 poster:
6th appearance of Mrs Mowatt
1. BRIDE OF LAMMERMOOR with Mrs Mowatt as Lucy Ashton
2. A "Pas La Bayedere" with Annie Walters
3. THE WINDMILL, a petite comedy in 1 act

Tuesday, January 25, 1853 poster:
6th appearance of Mrs Mowatt who will appear as her character, Lucy Ashton, in the 3 act play of dramatised Sir Walter Scott's novel, THE BRIDE OF LAMMERMOOR.
2. "Pas la Bayedere" with Annie Walters
3. THE WINDMILL

Friday, January 29, 1853 poster:
Farewell Performance of Mrs Mowatt as Blanche in her 5 act play, ARMAND or THE PEER AND THE PEASANT
During the piece a grand MAY POLE dance by Mr Fenno and Mrs Mowatt, assisted by Corps de Ballet
2. "El Espagno" with Annie Walters
3. "FOLLIES OF A NIGHT," a petite comedy in 2 acts by Planche

Monday, January 31, 1853 poster:
Mrs Mowatt in a 3-night extension
1. J. Sheridan Knowles' play in 5 acts LOVE! or THE COUNTESS AND THE SERF
2. "La Sylphide" with Annie Walters
3. YOUR LIFE'S IN DANGER, a farce

Wednesday, February 2, 1853 poster:
Farewell Benefit and last appearance this season of Mrs Mowatt who will sustain on this occasion her celebrated characters of Mrs Helen and Juliana in her popular plays of the STRANGER and THE HONEYMOON
1. STRANGER or MISANTHROPY AND REPENTANCE by Augustus Von Kotzabue's in 5 acts
2. THE HONEYMOON, Tobin's admirable comedy in 3 acts
Tomorrow Mr Wheatley's acting and stage manager's last performance farewell benefit as Rover in WILD OATS.

Thursday, February 3, 1853 poster:
1. WILD OATS in five acts--Wheatley's last performance as Rover
2. ACROBATIC SCENES -- starring the Diavolo Family performers--Antonio, Lorenzo, Augustus and Alphonso, bending the body in every position
Performance to conclude with the conjunction of Lorenzo and Augustus

Wednesday, February 9, 1853 poster:
1. WINE WORKS WONDERS or THE INCONSTANT -- comedy with Tragedian and comedian, Mr Murdoch
2. "La Sylphide" by Annie Walters
3. KATHERINE AND PETRUCHIO -- comedy by William Shakespeare

Thursday, February 10, 1853 poster:
1. THE ROBBERS -- by Schiller. Starring Mr Murdoch as Charles de Moor
2. PERFECTION or THE MAID OF MUNSTER, a petite comedy in one act

March 2 through March 5, 1853 [xerox only]
THE CHINESE PERFORMERS - Wan Sing, knife thrower, Tuck Quy, the ballplayer, Ar Hee, the popular boy acrobat. Also Yan Yow, Tong Ming, Ching Moon, Wan Nuy.

March 4, 1853 [xerox only]
MORNING CALL - comedy in one-act starring Miss A. Lonsdale, Mrs. Chillingtone, Sir Edward Ardent, Mr. C. Wheatleigh.

Monday, March 7, 1853 poster:
1. THE GOLDEN FARMER, a drama in 2 acts
2. After which the Rosset Family and Mons. Maugin will appear in a Grande Divertisement
3. Overture by Full Orchestra
4. Grande Divertisement
A reward of Twenty Dollars will be paid by the management on the detection and conviction of persons destroying or mutilating the Bills of this Theater.

Tuesday, March 8, 1853 poster:
2nd night of French Dancers, Caroline Rousset and her sisters
1. SKETCHES IN INDIA, a laughable farce with the sisters
2. A New Divertisement, terminating with a successful Pas de Deux of LA MANOLA
3. Overture by Full Orchestra
4. New Ballet Divertisement, "The Follies" and scenes from THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO
5. CAPTAIN CHARLOTTE - a farce

Thursday, March 10, 1853 poster:
1. Drama in 2 act by Bayles Barnard, author of "Lucille," WEPT OF THE WISH-TON-WISH
The performance of which is pronounced one of the most effective representation of Pantomime that has ever yet been exhibited on the American stage.
2. TWO OF THE B'HOYS, a laughable piece in one act (first time, here)
3. A new ballet in 4 Tableaux by M Maugin and music by M Guerin, SPIRIT OF THE WOOD
Friday, March 11, 1853 poster: [filed under 12 Dances]
4. 12 DANCES performed by the Four Sisters Rousset
5. MRS. CHILLINGTONE performed by Miss A. Lonsdale.

Saturday, March 12, 1853 poster [filed under He's Not A-Miss]
1. HE'S NOT A-MISS - farce starring Mr. Sefton.
2. FIRST GRAND DIVERTISEMENT including La Smolenski, El Jaleo de Jeres, Highland Fling and La Jota Aragonaise.
3. OVERTURE performed by the Orchestra.
4. THE MILLERS comic ballet
5. MORNING CALL - a one-act comedy starring Miss A. Lonsdale and Mr. C. Wheatleigh

Friday, March 18, 1853 poster:
1. REVOLUTION or THE SPIRIT OF '76 -- Patriotic drama in 2 acts with Mrs. C. Burke as Prissy Braxley
2. KISS IN THE DARK -- Buckstone's farce in one act with C. Burke as Selim Pettibone
3. NEW YORK IN SCENES - one act frolic with C. Burke as Mose, Captain Jenkins

Wednesday, March 23, 1853 poster:
1. Sheridan's play in 3 acts, PIZARRO or THE DEATH OF ROLLA
2. Mr Jordan will sing local song, "Does your Mother know you are out?"
3. THE REVOLUTION with C. Burke as Mesopotamia Jenkins
4. "El Zapeteado" with Annie Walters
5. NEW YORK IN SLICES - with C. Burke as Mose

Saturday, March 26, 1853 poster:
1. Mr Charles Burke, popular comedian in TOM CRINGLE'S LOG, a national drama in 3 acts, as Gypsy Jack
2. "La Polonaise" with Annie Walters
3. ROBERT MACAIRE, a successful drama. During the piece, the "Pas Styrian" by Clementine and Robert Macaire.

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Tuesday, March 29, 1853 poster:
1. SWEETHEARTS AND WIVES -- comedy with C. Burke as Billy Lackaday
2. "La Espagnol" with Annie Walters
3. ALL THAT GLITTERS IS NOT GOLD
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Sunday, April 3, 1853
Lessee: E. A. Marshall (also of the Broadway, NY, and Walnut Street Theatres, Philadelphia
Acting and Stage manager: A. W. Fenno

Monday and Tuesday, April 4th and 5th, 1853 poster:
Mr B. Clark and his horse, Roscius under WJ Smith management
1. PERFECTION, or THE MAID OF MUNSTER, a farce before the play
2. PUTNAM, a drama in 3 acts by Nathanial Bannister. The play commences with an Allegory, illustrative of The Spirit of Freedom.

Friday, April 8, 1853 poster:
1. ROOKWOOD or RICHARD TURPIN, THE HIGHWAYMAN AND THE GIPSY QUEEN -- with W.J. Smith as Dick Turpin.
2. A Comic Song with Mr J Seymour
3. PADDY MILES' BOY, an Irish farce in one act with J Seymour as Paddy Miles

Saturday, April 9, 1853 poster: [filed under Rookwood]
1. ROOKWOOD or RICHARD TURPIN, THE HIGHWAYMAN AND THE GIPSY QUEEN - with W. J. Smith as Dick Turpin and Mrs. Gladstone as Lady Rookwood.
2. Song - "Can't I Do The Thing" performed by H.O. Jordan
3. THE WOOL DEALER - farce Starring H.C. Jordan and Mrs. Cunningham.

Monday, April 11, 1853 poster:
1. MAZEPPA or THE WILD HORSE OF TARTARY - based on Byron's poem.
2. THE DOUBLE-BEDDED ROOM - a farce

Wednesday, April 13, 1853 poster:
Return engagement of B. Clark and his horse Roscius
1. KIT CARSON--THE HERO OF THE PRAIRIE, or THE BOLD ROBBERS OF CALIFORNIA - drama of western life
2. THE IRISH TUTOR, a farce with J Seymour as Dr O'Toole

November, 1853
MONSIEUR JULLIEN AND HIS ORCHESTRA
President Millard Fillmore attended. SN, p. 41.

Novelty acts continued to appear at the theater, including a troupe of Chinese magicians, the Ravels with their aerial acrobatics and Professor Anderson, "The Great Wizard of the North", who lectured on witchcraft, demonology, and spiritualism. SN, p.41

Mr. Donizetti's acting monkeys, dogs and goats were the closing draw of the season.

1854
Manager: George Kunkle
Treasurer: John Thompson Ford

February 6 through February 12, 1854
HAMLET - drama by William Shakespeare. Starring Mr. Forrest.

1855
January 1855
Soprano Gialotto Grisi and baritone Mario commanded the highest prices thus far at the National. The cheapest seats sold for $5, with orchestra at $10, upper boxes $50 and lower boxes $75.

W. Mowbray, successor to Kunkle and Ford, abandoned the theater with several debts.

Manager: J. A. Keenan
George Kunkle retires
Manager: Henry C. Jarrett (Owner of the Museum of Baltimore)
Stage Manager: Joseph Jefferson
National Theatre First Matinee

December 29, 1855
Lessee-Manager: Miss Fanny Morant
Intelligence Report

December 31, 1855 [xerox only]
SCHOOL FOR SCANDAL - comedy by Richard Brinsley Sheridan. Starring Henry Placide, James E. Murdock, Thomas Placide, J.W. Wallack, Jr, Edwin Adams, Lizzie Weston, Mrs. Buckland, . Cast included Joseph Jefferson.

1856
May 14, 1856 [no program file]
THE SEA OF ICE' - "The Sea of Ice' was performed at the National Theatre to a crowded and fashionable audience. It is perhaps the finest spectacle piece ever produced in this city."-- from the Evening Star newspaper.

November 1856 [HNNT]
EDWIN BOOTH appears in three Shakespeare plays, Richard III, Merchant of Venice, and Taming of the Shrew, as well as the lead in The Iron Chest (Colman), and in the comedy Little Toddlekins.

January 12, 1857
FIRE!! Fire burned the theatre during a performance of Olympic Rivals according to records of the Columbia Historical Society. Not rebuilt for six years; property passed through several hands

February 6, 1857
Fire broke out in the upper part of the theatre and completely
engulfed the building, according to STAGE FOR NATION.


1857 - 1861 - NATIONAL THEATRE DARK

June 13th, 1858
Ruling of Equity Court established Davidge and Ennis as trustees.
They sold the property to W.E. Spaulding and William W. Rapley for $35,000.

1861
KING'S AMPHITHEATER was built on the site of the burnt National Theater for the purpose of holding circus performances. It lasted five months before becoming the New National Theater (also known as Grover's National Theater.)


1862
BUILDING RECONSTRUCTED (The Fourth Building? on the site) -- Spring Completion
Owner: W. E. Spalding; Manager-Lessee: Leonard Grover
W.W. Rapley and Spaulding purchased National Theatre (or had they purchased it in 1858?)

April 22, 1862
New National Theater opens.

Opening the new season-
THE SERIOUS FAMILY - by Morris Barnett, starring Lotty Hough, Sophie Gimber, Julia Nelson, Mrs. S. Germon, Mr. D. Setchell, Mr. J.M. Ward, Mr. R.S. Meldrum..

J.J.OF THE WAR DEPARTMENT - a farce starring Mr. D. Setchell. Music by the Marine Band

April 24, 1862
Mr. Tilton recited " The Seven Ages of Man" in recognition of Shakespeare's birthday, and Miss Houghes sang "Josiah's Courtship." SN, p. 46

May 5, 1862 [Rapley file]
ITALIAN OPERA, starring Mme. Elena D'Angier and Geginor Bugnoli.

May 30, 1862 [Rapley file]
LUCIA DI LAMMERMOOR - Starring Annie Louise Kellogg.

September 15, 1862 [Rapley file]
BORN TO GOOD LUCK - Starring Mr. & Mrs. W.J. Florence.

September 22, 1862 [Rapley file]
DAMON AND PYTHIAS - Starring E.L. Davenport.

October & November, 1862 [Rapley file]
CAMILLE - Starring Lucille Western played for 6 weeks.

December 1862 [Rapley file]
THE TIMES OF 76 - Starring Yankee Robinson.

1862
April 22 and 23, 1862 [xerox only]
THE SERIOUS FAMILY - comedy featuring the Lotty Hough, Sophie Gimber, Julia Nelson, Mrs. S. Germon, D. Setchell, J.M. Ward, R.S. Meldrum. Also, selections by the Marine Band.
The inaugural performance marking the reopening of the theatre.

SIX DEGREES OF CRIME

1863
January 5, 1863 [Rapley file]
NELL GWYNN - Starring Annie Provost.

March 16, 1863 [Rapley file]
SHAKESPEARE PLAYS - Starring W.L. Davenport, J.W. Wallack, Ada Parker.

April 1863
ROMEO AND JULIET - Susan Denin appeared as Romeo to Annette Ince's Juliet.

April 11, 1863
RICHARD III by William Shakespeare starring John Wilkes Booth in his Washington debut in this role. President Abraham Lincoln was in attendance, sitting in the presidential box.

SALE: A decree of sale was made June 13th 1856 and W.D. Davidge and Charles Wallach went south. Mr. John F. Ennis was substituted.

October 17, 1863
MACBETH - by William Shakespeare. Starring James William Wallack, Charlotte Cushman, and Edward Loomis Davenport.


1864
BUILDING RECONSTRUCTED (The Fifth Building on the site)
Owners: Spalding and Rapley
Lessee: Leonard Grover
Builders: Entwistle and Barron

February 15 through February 19 (??), 1864
EDWIN BOOTH - appearing in Richelieu or the Conspiracy; The Iron Chest; Catherine and Petruchio; and Ruy Blas.

MAZEPPA, OR THE WILD HORSE OF TARTARY (last play of the season) June 8, 1864
At the performance, President Lincoln received word at National Theatre, that he was again to be the standard bearer for the GOP.

September 5, 1864 [Rapley file]
NARCISSE - William Warren Combination and Mme. Ponise.

October 1864 [Rapley file]
IRON MASK - Starring E.L. Davenport.

November 1864 [Rapley file]
GAMESTER - Starring Mr. & Mrs. J.W. Wallach.

December 1864 [Rapley file]
RAVEL TROUPE

Christmas Week 1864 [Rapley file]
RELIEF OF LUCKNOW


1865
John Wilkes Booth appeared as Romeo to the retiring Miss Avonia Jones' Juliet at a benefit performance.

Dates Unknown but before April 1865 [Rapley file]
LEAH THE FORSAKEN - Starring Avonia Jones.
THE JEWISH MOTHER - Starring Ms. Vestvali
FAUST
OTHELLO - Starring Davenport
HUNCHBACK - Starring Mary Provost
LITTLE BAREFOOT - Starring Charlotte Thompson

March 6 through March 25, 1865 [xerox only]
GROVER'S GRAND GERMAN OPERA - performances include Faust (Gounod), Martha (von Flotow), Robert Le Diable (Meyerbeer), Der Freischutz (Weber), The Jewess (Halevy), The Magic Flute (Mozart), Barber of Seville (Rossini), Don Giovanni (Mozart), Tannhauser (Wagner), Stradella (von Flotow), Mireille (Gounod), Faust (Gounod), Les Huguenots (Meyerbeer), Le Dame Blanche (Boieldieu, Fidelio (Beethoven).

President and Mrs. Lincoln attended the March 15th performance of The Magic Flute

March 1865
HAMLET - Starring one of the Booths.

MAZEPPA, OR THE WILD HORSE OF TARTARY featuring Kay Vance and her trained horse, Don Juan.

April 14, 1865 [xerox only]
ALLADIN! - Cast includes Effie Germon, Blanch Grey, J.W. Jennings, S.H. Verney, W. Barron, H. McDonal, George Wren, C.H. Clark, Laura Verney, M'lle Desiree, Mrs. Nichols, A. Green, Miss Mary Placa, Mrs. F. Place.

LINCOLN ASSASSINATED -- Tad Lincoln was attending a performance at The National when he learned of his father's assassination three blocks away at Ford's Theatre. The National closed indefinitely as part of the nation's mourning. SN, p. 50-53.

June 7, 1865
UNCLE TOM'S CABIN (or Life Among the Lowly) - "The Great American Life Drama" Starring Little Katie Baker, Susan Denin, Martha Wren and Mrs. C.B. Baker. Performance included Patriotic Tableau of Uncle Tom's Vision of the Future with the same stars.

June 8, 1865
SEA OF ICE - a great romantic spectacular drama.

June 10, 1865
GRAND FAMILY MATINEE

FALL 1865 National Theatre reopened
HOLMAN OPERA TROUPE
WILD OATS - Starring comedian James E. Murdock
LOVE'S SACRIFICE - sentimental comedy starring Mrs. D. P. Bowers


1866
A photo-mural displayed on the rear wall of The National Theatre's Executive Office shows the National's exterior during the month of January 1868. This particular erection of The National burned on January 28, 1873, and again on February 27, 1885. During the fire in 1885, both the front and rear walls collapsed.

January 8 through January 27, 1866
Maggie Mitchell alternating with FANCHON, THE CRICKET and LITTLE BAREFOOT.

February 5 through February 10, 1866
GROVER'S GRAND GERMAN OPERA presenting Martha, Faust, Robert le Diable, Fra Diavolo, The Magic Flute and Don Giovanni. Starring Madame Bertha Johannsen.

In the latter part of March, 1866
performances picked up when Mr. and Mrs. Charles Kean appeared in HENRY VIII.

May 1866 [Rapley file]
OTHELLO - by William Shakespeare. Starring J. Newton Gothold

June 1, 1866
John Thompson Ford (temporary management of theatre).

July 1866 [Rapley file]
THE LUBIN BROTHERS

August 2, 1866 [xerox only]
GRAND NATIONAL CONCERT - for the benefit of the Soldiers' Orphan Home Fund. Under the auspices of the Soldiers' and Sailors' Union.

October 11, 1866 [xerox only]
GRAND NATIONAL CONCERT - for the benefit of the Soldiers' and Sailors' National Orphans' Home Fund.

Fall and Winter Season
Management: Spaulding and Rapley
Renamed Theatre: National Theatre
Proprietor; Spaulding and Rapley

THE OCTAROON by Dion Boucicault
MACBETH by William Shakespeare
DEBORAH
THE POOR GENTLEMAN
SPECTRE BRIDEGROOM

In early December, former manager, treasurer, door-keeper and stage manager of the National Theater, Joseph Jefferson drew crowds as Bob Acres in THE RIVALS, CALEB PLUMMER, and his most famous role, RIP VAN WINKLE. SN, p.53

1867
February 13, 1867 [no program file]
MEDEA - adapted from the French by Oliver C. Wyman. Starring Mrs. Lander, C. Pope, , H.S. Murdoch, Frank Read, Katie Kincade, Miss Jeffries, G.A. Parkhurst, G. Morton, R. Buell, R. Frazier, Mary Lenney, Mrs. C.L. Allen.

THE LOAN OF A LOVER - a musical comedietta. Starring W.W. Jeffries, J. Stevens, H. McDouall, J.P. Killbourne, Mrs. F. Williams, Mrs. Mary Lenny.

February 14,1867 [no program file]
ELIZABETH, THE QUEEN OF ENGLAND

February 18 through March 1, 1867 [xerox only]
EDWIN FORREST IN REPERTORY -- appearing in various productions including Virginius (drama by James Sheridan Knowles). Company includes Charles Pope, Miss Lillie, Mrs. H.S. Murdock, W.H. Bokee, Willis P age, J.A. Stevens, C.L. Allen.


1868
January [Rapley file]
GRAND DUCHESS - Offenbach's opera bouffe.

April 13 through April 25, 1868 [xerox only]
JOSEPH JEFFERSON - appearing in Rip Van Winkle and The Rivals, A Regular Fix, The Heir at Law, The Spitfire, Mazeppa, Lend Me Five Shillings.

Spring season
Edwin Booth played the Cardinal in RICHELIEU.

September 7, 1868 [no program file]
THE BLACK CROOK - spectacle in four acts presented by The Parisienne Ballet Troupe.

December 18, 1868
FIDELIO - Beethoven opera. Performers include Madame Cellini, Madame Rotter, Herr Habelmann, Herr Formes, Herr Reichardt and Joseph Hermanns. Conductor, Max Maretzek.

December 19, 1868 [matinee]
MARTHA - opera.

December 19, 1868 [no program file]
IL TROVATORE - Verdi opera

December 28, 1868 through January 2, 1869
THE BLACK CROOK - grand spectacular drama starring M'lle Wesmael, M'lle Christine, M'lle Emily Rigl, Martino Malino and the Zavistowski sisters.


1869
January 4 through January 9, 1869 [no program file]
UNDINE OR THE NAIAD QUEEN

January 11 through January 16, 1869
IXION - a burlesque. Starring Emeline Zavistowski, preceded by THE FRENCH SPY, a romantic military drama starring, M'lle Christine.

January 18 through January 23, 1869
AFTER DARK - drama by Boucicault. Starring Blanch de Bar, Miss Florence Stanley and C.B. Bishop.

January 25 through January 30, 1869
THE CHAPMAN SISTERS -- starring in two burlesque performances: Family Jars and Cinderella. Miss Blanche Chapman and Miss Ella Chapman were supported by Mr. and Mrs. C.B. Bishop, G.A. Parkhurst, Joseph Parker, M.A. Kennedy, Mrs. Meeker, Miss Florence Stanley, Miss Annie Dunn.

March 1 through March 13 (??), 1869
HUMPTY DUMPTY! - Starring Mr. Hernandez Foster, M'lle Emeline, M'lle Alice, M'lle Christine.

March 15 through March 26, 1869
FRENCH OPERA - performing Monsieur Choufleuri, Orphee Aux Enfers, La Perichole, La Grande Duchesse, Barbe Bleue. Stars include M'lle Tostee, M. Duchesne, M. Decre, M'lle Irma, M. Aujac.

March 30 through April 3, 1869 [xerox only]
RIP VAN WINKLE - starring Joseph Jefferson.


April 12 through April 17, 1869
RICHINGS ENGLISH OPERA TROUPE - present La Traviata, Crown Diamonds, Il Trovatore, Bohemian Girl. Cast includes Mrs. C.R. Bernard, Anna Mischka, S.C. Campbell, W. Castle, Henry C. Peakes, James Peakes, J.A. Arnold, George Neal, Pierre Bernard, Mrs. E. Seguin, Mrs. Gonzales.

September 11 through September 18, 1869
THE LEFFINGWELL AND HIS GREAT BURLESQUE COMBINATION - appears for the first time in Washington in The Gushing Glorinda and Romeo Gaffier Jenkins.

November 1869 [no program file]
UNDER TWO FLAGS - dramatization of the novel by Ouidas. Starring Rose and Harry Watkins.

December 1869 [no program file]
THE MURDER BY THE ROADSIDE INN - melodrama. Starring Mr. and Mrs. Claude Hamilton.

December 20, 1869 through January 1, 1870 [no program file]
ZANFRETTI AND CAROM PANTOMIME TROUPE - appearing in Jack and the Bean Stalk, New Tricks, New Ballets.

SINBAD

1870
Sole Management: William Spaulding
THE PURITAN'S DAUGHTER

January 3 through January 8, 1870 [no program file]
MR. AND MRS. W. J. FLORENCE -- appearing in Handy Andy, Mischievous Annie, Colleen Bawn (Boucicault), The Ticket of Leave Man (Tom Taylor), Dombey and Son (Dickens), Irish Lion, A Returned Volunteer (W.J. Florence). President Grant and General Sherman attended the performance of The Ticket of Leave Man.

January 10 through January 15, 1870 [xerox only]
MISS BATEMAN - starring in two plays Leah adapted from the German play of Daburgh and Mary Warner (a domestic drama). Miss Bateman, the great tragic actress, is supported by George Jordan. President Grant and wife, along with Generals Porter and Sherman attended a performance.

January 17 through January 22, 1870 [no program file]
W. H. LINGARD AND HIS ENGLISH BURLESQUE COMPANY - appearing in The Great Men of the Age, Captain of the Watch, and a grand burlesque of Pluto.

January 24 through January 28, 1870 [no program file]
GRAND ITALIAN OPERA - featuring Madame Carolina Briol and Signor C. LeFranc.

February 1870 [Rapley file]
HAMLET - Starring E.L. Davenport
A NEW WAY TO PAY OLD DEBTS
PEARL OF SAVOY - Starring Maggie Mitchell

March 1 (Tuesday) through March 5, 1870 [no program file]
PAREPA ROSA GRAND ENGLISH OPERA COMPANY - present Bohemian Girl, The Marriage of Figaro, Martha. Fra Diavolo.

March 7 through March

Spring 1870 [Rapley file]
LADY AUDLEY'S SECRET - Starring Mrs. D.P. Bowers
SOLON SHINGLE - Starring John Owens
RIP VAN WINKLE - Starring Joseph Jefferson
LITTLE DETECTIVE - Starring Mme. Lotta
RED LIGHT - Starring John Brougham
MARY STUART - Starring Mrs. D.P. Bowers
SOLDIER OF FORTUNE - Starring Davenport
FAINT HEART NEVER WON FAIR LADY - Starring Annette Ince and Frank Mordent
RELIEF OF LUCKNOW - Starring Effie Germon

Fall 1870 [Rapley file]
GERMAN COUSIN - Starring Joe Emmert
HANDY ANDY - Starring Mr. and Mrs. Florence
QUEEN ELIZABETH - Starring Miss Lander
UNDER TWO FLAGS - Starring Rose Watkins
CLAUDE MELNOTTE - Starring Charles Fechter and Caroline Leclerque


1871
Manager: J.G. Saville

February 21, 1871 (Tuesday)
GRAND CARNIVAL AND MASQUERADE BALL

April 10 through April 15, 1871 [Rapley file]
RIP VAN WINKLE - Starring Joseph Jefferson

April 17 through April 22, 1871 [Rapley file]
STREETS OF NEW YORK - Starring Frank Mayo

April 24 through April 29, 1871 [Rapley file]
CARNCROSS AND DIXIE MINSTRELS

October 6 & 7, 1871 [xerox only]
CHARLES MATHEWS - Starring in A Curious Case (comedy by Charles Mathews), The Critic (drama by Richard Brinsley Sheridan), Mr. Gatherwool.

October 28 through November 2, 1871 [Rapley file]
ROSEDALE - Starring J.G. Saville

November 1871 [Rapley file]
OLD CURIOSITY SHOP - Starring Kate Putnam
THE RED POCKET BOOK - Starring Joe Proctor, May Saville

November 25 through November 30, 1871 [Rapley file]
DIVORCE - Starring George C. Boniface, Georgia Langley

December 1871 [Rapley file]
CENTRAL PARK - Starring Lester Wallach
AFTER DARK - Featuring a stock company
FEE FI FO FUM - Featuring Professor Davis' Educated Dogs
ARRAH NA POGUE - Dion Bocicault and Agnes Robertson
ROSEDALE - Starring Lester Wallach
MARRIED FOR MONEY - Starring Charles Matthews
CHRISTIE JOHNSON - Starring Mrs. Chanfran

1872
January 1 through January 6, 1872
THE NAIAD QUEEN - drama with grand ballet. Starring Mrs. Allen and May Saville.

January 1 (matinee), 1872
ALADDIN - Starring May Saville.

January 9, 10, 12, 13, 17, 19 and 20 (matinee), 1872
THEODORE WACHTEL - German tenor performing in Les Huguenots; Martha, Il Trovatore, Postillion du Longumeau, Lucrezia Borgia

January 16, 1872
SARATOGA - comedy starring J.G. Saville. Performed by the Stock Company of the National.

January 18, 1872
BENEFIT FOR MR. HAMILTON - program includes dramatization of Tennyson's poem Dora and drama Black Eyed Susan.

January 20, 1872
METAMORA (THE LAST OF THE WAMPANOAGS) AND THE PET OF THE PETTICOATS - performed by the Stock Company of the National.

January 22 through January 27, 1872 [xerox only]
FRITZ, OUR COUSIN GERMAN - comedy by Charles Gayler. Starring J.K. Emmet, Dutch comedian.

January 29 through February 10, 1872 [xerox only]
MAGGIE MITCHELL - Starring in Lorle, The Pearl of Savoy, Jane Eyre, Fanchon, Fay-Fay-Fay-Fay-Fay (or the Old Ma'mselle's Secret). Supported by L. R. Shewell.

February 12 through February 17, 1872
WILLIAM HORACE LINGARD AND COMPANY - a series of comedic sketches. Mr. Lingard's company includes Mrs. Alice Duniug Lingard and Miss Dickie Lingard.

February 19 through February 24, 1872 [xerox only]
E.A. SOTHERN - Starring in Lord Dundreary (written by Mr. Sothern) and Our American Cousin.

February 26 through March 2, 1872 [xerox only]
JOHN E. OWENS - Starring in Everybody's Friend (comedy by Sterling Coyne), Solon Shingle, Victims, Grimaldi, Happiest Day of My Life, Forty Winks, Live Indian.

March 4 through March 9, 1872 [xerox only]
PAREPA-ROSA ENGLISH OPERA - present Marriage of Figaro, Zampa or the Marble Bride, Don Giovanni, Fra Diavolo, The Water Carrier. Company includes Madame Parepa-Rosa, Charles Santley

March 11 through March 16, 1872 [xerox only]
DIVORCE - drama by Augustin Daly. Cast includes Messrs. Wheelock, Porter, Stockley, Sol Smith, Ryan, Farren, Burroughs, Street, Myers, Seymour, Oliver, Somers, Richards, Mrs. Sol Smith, Misses May Robinson, Henrietta Irving, Earnest, Parker, Troy, O'Neil, Frazier, Somers, Barnes and Frost.

March 18 through March 23, 1872 [no program file]
JOHN E. OWENS - return engagement

April 30 through May 5, 1872 [xerox only]
AIMEE "the Queen of Opera Bouffe" - Starring in La Perichole, Les Brigands, La Belle Helene, Le Pont Des Soupirs, La Grande Duchesse, Barbe Bleue.

May 6 through May 11, 1872 [no program file]
THE BLACK CROOK

June 3 through June 8, 1872 [no program file]
ROYAL YEDDO ACROBATIC TROUPE - from Japan.

June 10 through June 17, 1872 [xerox only]
HUMPTY-DUMPTY - pantomime starring Hernandez Foster.

June 26 through June 28, 1872
SKIFF AND GAYLORD - minstrel troupe.

June 28 through June 30, 1872 [xerox only]
LADY OF LYONS - by Edward Bulwar Lytton. Starring two amateurs, R.B. Lloyd and Ada Kunkle.

July 1 through July 7, 1872 [no program file]
DAVIES AND SARGENT - Starring E.D. Davies, a ventriloquist and Sargent, a magician.

1873
January 28, 1873
FIRE! NATIONAL THEATRE FIRE (11 am)

Reopened on December 1, 1873 under the management of W.W. Rapley (later succeeded by his son, Harry W. Rapley). President Grant attended the reopening. The management vainly promised that "the devices for the safety of the audience in any conceivable emergency are so complete that no accident could happen."


1874
INGOMAR - Opera - The great Italian actor Tommaso Salvini played on his first tour of America.

PAREPA-ROSA ENGLISH OPERA - present The Marriage of Figaro, Martha, Faust, Puritan's Daughter and Fra Diavolo. Starring Madame Parepa-Rosa, with conductor Carl Rosa.

MARY STUART - probably by Schiller, starring Polish actress Mme. Janauschek and then British actress Adelaide Neilson.

TEMPTATION
DEBORAH

The highlight of the season was the appearance of Frank Mayo in Frank Murdoch's DAVY CROCKETT SN, p. 56.

1875
September 1, 1875
John T. Ford took "supreme control" of the National.

SURF

September 1, 1875
HAMLET - by William Shakespeare. Starring John McCullough. In the summer John McCullough had limited success in the title role in Shakespeare's HAMLET. It is the basis for the apochryphal story that McCullough died at the National while performing. The myth is that McCullough was murdered backstage and that fellow actors buried him in the dirt rather than let his body be consigned to a pauper's grave. Even though his death from paresis was documented, he was said to haunt the theatre thereafter as the National Theatre Ghost. SN, p. 58-59.

1876
AROUND THE WORLD IN EIGHTY DAYS - by Jules Verne and Adolph d'Ennery. Starring G. Metkiff, W. H. Lytell, Dora Golthwaite, Blanche Mortimer, Hattie Burnham. Presented by the Kiralfy Brothers.

September 4 through September 9, 1876
HAVERLY'S MINSTRELS - including the Haverly Minstrels, Primrose and West, Edwin French, Milton G. Barlow.

September 11 through September 16, 1876 [no program file]
HUMPTY DUMPTY

September 18 through September 22, 1876
RICHELIEU - by Edward Bulwar Lytton. Starring Charles Pope, supported by the New Orleans Varieties Theatre Company.

September 23, 1876 (no program file)
RICHARD III - by William Shakespeare. Starring Charles Pope, supported by the New Orleans Varieties Theatre Company.

September 25 through September 30, 1876 (no program file)
THE NAIAD QUEEN - presented by the Stock Company of the Ford's National Theatre.

October 2 through October 7, 1876
TWO MEN OF SANDY BAR - comedy drama by Bret Harte. Starring Stuart Robson.

October 9 through October 14, 1876 (no program file)
EVANGELINE - comic opera by Rice and Goodman. Starring Miss Annis Montague.

October 20, 1876
BECKY MIX - comedy written for Maggie Mitchell by Clifton W. Tayleur. Starring Maggie Mitchell in a Benefit performance.

October 23 through October 28, 1876 (no program file)
WANTED A DIVORCE - comedy. Starring Louis L. James.

October 30 through November 4, 1876
MAUD MULLER - by Philip Stoner, based on the poem by John G. Whittier. Starring Miss Genevieve Rogers.

November 6 through November 10, 1876 (no program file)
THE MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR - by William Shakespeare. Starring Ben de Bar.

November 20 through November 25, 1876
MARRIED IN HASTE - comedy. Starring Louis James, Walter Treville, G.W. Denham.

November 27 through December 2, 1876 (no program file)
MRS. OATES' COMIC OPERA COMPANY - performing Madame Angot's Child, Princess of Trebizonde, and Girofle-Girofla.

December 25 through December 30, 1876
THE TWO ORPHANS -- Starring Kate Claxton, with Ellen Cummies.

Panic was narrowly avoided as Kate Claxton performed, and a prankster shouted "Fire!" in the crowded theatre. "Panic was averted by the coolness of the ushers and a jovial air played by the orchestra" - Newspaper account."

LOUISE
DON GIOVANNI - Opera
IL TROVATORE - Opera
LA TRAVIATA - Opera

1877
KING LEAR by William Shakespeare
THE GLADIATOR
BABY
BELLE LAMAR - drama
OUR BACHELORS - comedy
AS YOU LIKE IT by William Shakespeare
LES CENT VIRGES - Opera
FORBIDDEN FRUIT - comedy
RICHELIEU
VIRGINIUS

January 1 through January 6, 1877 [no program file]
ROMEO AND JULIET - by William Shakespeare. Starring Mary Anderson.

January 8 through January 13, 1877
BERTHE, THE DAUGHTER OF ROLAND - adapted by Miss Annie Ford from the French of Henri Bornier. Starring Miss Mary Anderson.

January 15 through January 20, 1877 [no program file]
CHESNEY WOLD - from Charles Dickens' Bleak House. Starring Mme. Janauschek.

February 4 through February 10, 1877
THE SHAUGHRAUN - comedy by Dion Boucicault and starring Mr. Boucicault.

February 11 through February 17, 1877 [no program file]
THERE'S MILLIONS IN IT -- comedy starring John T. Raymond.

February 18 through February 25, 1877
ALICE OATES AND HER NEW ENGLISH COMIC OPERA COMPANY - performing La Perichole and The Grand Duchess.

February 26 through March 3, 1877
HOOLEY'S MINSTRELS

March 5 though March 10, 1877 [no program file]
LEMONS - by Daly's Fifth Avenue Company.

March 26 through March 31, 1877
HENRY J. MONTAGUE - Starring in Our Idol (comedy by Mrs. Harry Beckett), False Shame (comedy). Company includes Louis L. James, Harry Pearson, George Stretton, Wm.H. Burton, R.L. Downing, W.G. Shine, Ellen Cummins, Kate Newton, Mrs. G.C. Germon, Charline Weldman.

April 2 through April 7, 1877 [no program file]
ALICE OATES AND HER COMIC OPERA COMPANY - performing light English opera. Starring Alice Oates, Eme Roseau, Julia Chapman, Venie Clancy, Susie Winner, Bessie Temple, Aimee Winner, Maud Bowman, C.H. Drew, John Howson, Henri Laurent, J.H. Jones, A. W. Maflin, H. Amberg, L. De Smith. Managed by Samuel Colville.

April 30 through May 5, 1877
LYDIA THOMPSON AND HER OWN GRAND BURLESQUE COMPANY - presenting Penelope, Columbus, and Robinson Crusoe.

April 1877 [no program file]
DANIEL DRUCE - by W.S. Gilbert. Starring Edward Loomis Davenport, in his final appearance at the National Theatre.

October 22 through October 26, 1877
MISS MULTON - by M. Eugene Nus and Adolphe Belot. Starring Clara Morris with Louis James, George W. Denham, M. Lanagan, Miss Lillie Lee, James Galoway, Miss Annie Story, Mrs G. C. Germon, Miss Helen Vincent, Miss Virginia Bray and Miss Adele Bray.

October 27 (Saturday) 1877
CASTE (comedy by T.W. Robertson) and JENNY LIND (musical farce). Starring Harry Taylor, W. H. Burton, Charles Waverly, Harry Rainforth, T.F. Meagher, Lizzie Mahon, Laura Joyce, Lizzie Herbert.

October 29 through November 3, 1877 [no program file]
LYDIA THOMPSON AND COMPANY -- appearing in Robinson Crusoe and Old English Comedy.

November 22 through November 27, 1877
ALICE OATES AND HER COMIC OPERA COMPANY present La Jolie Parfumeuse, The Princess of Trebizonde, Madame Angot's Child, Girofle-Girofla; Trial by Jury and Les Bavards.

November 29 through December 4, 1877 [no program file]
OTHELLO - by William Shakespeare. Starring John McCullough.

December 10 through December 15, 1877
LOUISE POMEROY - starring in Romeo and Juliet, Twelfth Night, Cymbeline, Lady Macbeth. Cast includes Charles Waverly, R.L. Downing, M. Lanagam, Harry Taylor, George Denham, W.H. Burton, Octavia Allen, Lizzie Herbert.

December 17 through December 22, 1877
RIP VAN WINKLE - Starring Joseph Jefferson. Cast includes M. Lanagan, Julian Mitchell, James Galloway, Walter L. Dennis, Miss Octavia Allen, Miss Eleanor Carey, Miss Virginia Thorne. On Friday night of the run, Mr. Jefferson appeared in a performance of THE RIVALS.

December 24 through December 29, 1877
SEA OF ICE - drama starring Louise Pomeroy. Cast includes Charles Waverly, Theo Hamilton, George Denham, R.L. Downing, W.H. Burton.

December 31, 1877 through January 5, 1878 [xerox only]
MIGHTY DOLLAR - starring Mr. and Mrs. Florence, John W. Carroll, Kate Meck and Josephine Baker.

1878 [complete]
John T. Ford, Lessee; H. Clay Ford, Manager; B. A. Baker, Stage Manager.

TOM COBB, or FORTUNE'S TOY

January 6 through January 12, 1878 [xerox only]
LAWRENCE BARRETT -- Starring in Julius Caesar, A Counterfeit Presentment, Little Classics, Merchant of Venice, Garrick and Richard III.

January 15 through January 19 [xerox only]
GRAND ITALIAN AND ENGLISH OPERA -- present Aida, The Bohemian Girl, La Favorita and Faust. Directed by Max Stakosch. Starring Miss C.L. Kellogg, Mlle Marie Roze and Miss A.L. Cary.

January 21 through January 26, 1878
STRUCK OIL - drama by Maggie Moore and J.C. Williamson. Starring Miss Moore and Mr. Williamson.

January 28 through February 2, 1878
E.A. SOTHERN AND HIS COMEDY COMPANY -- appearing in The Crushed Tragedian (by H. J. Byron), Dundreary, and The Hornet's Nest.

February 4 through February 9, 1878
CAMILLE - new English version of the Dumas play. Starring Madame Helena Modjeska.

February 11 through February 16, 1878
ALICE OATES AND THE NEW ENGLISH COMIC OPERA COMPANY - presenting a different performance each evening, including La Fille de Madame Angot; Barbe Bleu; The Princess of Trebizonde; La Perichole, and The Grand Duchess.

February 18 through February 24 [xerox only]
MAGGIE MITCHELL -- starring in The Pearl of Savoy and Magnon.

February 25 through March 2 [xerox only]
THE SHAUGHRAUN - by Dion Boucicault. Starring Dion Boucicault, with Katherine Rogers and Theodore Hamilton.

March 4 through March 17 [xerox only]
JOHN T. RAYMOND - appearing in There's Millions In It, Risks ( by Bartley Campbell), and London Assurance (by Dion Boucicault)

March 18 through March 23 [xerox only]
LOTTA - starring in Musette (by Fred Marsden), Zip, and The Little Detective. Cast includes Louis James, Theo Hamilton, George W. Denham, M. Lanagan, Miss Laura Joyce, Mrs. Allen and Mrs Agermon.

March 25 through March 29, 1878
CARNCROSS & DIXEY'S MINSTRELS

March 31 through April 6, 1878
A CELEBRATED CASE - Starring Minnette Thompson, Laura Joyce, Octavia Allen, Virginia Bray, Mrs. Germon, Louis James, Theo. Hamilton, George W. Denham, M. Lanagan.

April 8 through April 13, 1878 [xerox only]
UNCLE TOM'S CABIN -- produced by Jarrett and Palmer (of the Booth Theatre in New York). Featured performers include the Louisiana troubadours, Horace Weston, the Hidell children and Sarah Washington.

April 15 through April 20, 1978 [xerox only]
HESS ENGLISH OPERA COMPANY - Performances include The Chimes of Normandy, Bohemian Girl, Martha, and the Villars Dragoons.

April 22 through April 27 [xerox only]
MISS FANNY DAVENPORT-- appearing in As You Like it, Divorce, Lady of Lyons, School for Scandal, Pique and, London Assurance and Oliver Twist

April 29 to May 4, 1878 [xerox only]
COLVILLE FOLLY COMPANY -- burlesque troupe performing Babes in the Wood, (or Who Killed Cock Robin?), Piff Paff, Robinson Crusoe, Oxygen, and Blue Beard.

May 6 through May 8, 1878 [xerox only]
STRAKOSCH'S ITALIAN TROUPE -- presenting Martha, Un Ballo in Mascuera, and Mignon. Featured singers include: Miss Kellogg, Miss Cary, Tom Karl, Mlle Marie Roze, Miss Annis Montague, Mme. F. Guidotti and Sig. G. Frapolli

May 9, 1878 [xerox only]
KERRY - written and starring Mr. Dion Boucicault for the Benefit of theater manager, Mr. Ford.

May 17 through May 19, 1878 [xerox only]
THE DANICHEFFS - drama by Alexander Dumas. Cast includes Messrs. James, Denham, Lanagan, Misses Story and Rand, Mrs. Germon and Mrs. Allen.

May 20 thrugh May 25, 1878 [xerox only]
CHAMPAIGNE AND OYSTERS and CHANGE OF FARCE - cast includes Miss Ella Chapman, Mr. Louis James

May 27 through June 1, 1878
THE SOLDIER'S TRUST - by Antoine D'Ennery. Starring George C. Boniface. Cast includes C.L. graves, James Harrison, H. Herbert, Ada Gaddis, Julie Coventry, Bertie Harrison.

June 3, 1878 [xerox only]
RICHELIEU- tragedy by Edward Bulwar Lytton. Starring John McCullough for the benefit of theater treasurer Samuel G. Kinsley

June 13, 1878 [xerox only]
VALERIE - American opera.

September 9 through September 14, 1878
THE ICE WITCH - featuring T. W. Keene, George Denham, Charles Abrendt, Miss Henrietta Vaders, Miss Annie Wakeman, Miss Virginia Clary, The Minzelli Sisters, The Ravel-Martinetti Family, Little Rosebud and many others.

September 16 through September 21, 1878
BUFFALO BILL, WILLIAM F. CODY - presents border drama Lost and Won, depicting scenes and incidents of the great scout's eventful and extraordinary life.

September 23 through September 28, 1878
FRANK C. BANGS - starring in evenings of Shakespeare, including Hamlet, King John, and Julius Caesar. Cast also includes T. W. Keene and Carl Ahrendt.

September 30 through October 5, 1878
JOHN E. OWENS - appearing in various comedies including Dot or the Cricket on the Hearth, Our Boys, Uncle Solon, Toodles, Victims and Serious Family.

October 7 through October 12, 1878
UNCLE TOM'S CABIN - revised edition of the Harriet Beecher Stowe novel. Starring Mr. and Mrs. G.C. Howard, L. Whitman, C. Underhill, Carrie Hall.

October 14 through October 19, 1878
HIDDEN HAND - by Mrs. E.den Southworth. Featuring Blanche Ford, Adelaide Detchon, George W. Denham, Frank Donnelly, W.L. Dennis.

October 21 through November 2, 1878
EMMA ABBOTT AND THE HESS GRAND ENGLISH OPERA presenting Mignon, Bohemian Girl, The Chimes of Normandy, Martha, Fra Diavolo, Faust. Directed by C. D. Hess.

November 11 through November 16, 1878
ROBERT HELLER, MAGICIAN, MUSICIAN AND WIT

December 2 through December 7, 1878
JOHN MC CULLOUGH IN REPERTORY- starring in Virginius, Othello, King Lear, Macbeth, Hamlet, Richard III.

December 16 through December 21, 1878
JANE SHORE - by W. G. Will. Starring Miss Genevieve Ward. Cast includes Milnes Levick, H.H. Taylor, Mark Bates, Octovia Allen, Helen Stuart.

December 23 through December 28, 1878
MLISS, THE MOUNTAIN WAIF - by Bret Harte. Starring Miss Katy Mayhew, Charles J. Edmunds and their company.

December 30, 1878 through January 4, 1879
STRAKOSCH GRAND ITALIAN OPERA COMPANY - presenting Il Trovatore, Mignon, Lucia di Lammermoor, Huguenots, La Favorita.


1879 [complete]
January 6 through January 11, 1879
HAVERLY'S UNITED MASTODON MINSTRELS

January 13 through January 18, 1879
MME. HELINA MODJESKA - starring in Frou Frou, East Lynne, Adrienne, Romeo and Juliet, Camille.

January 20 through January 25, 1879
DIPLOMACY - comedy by Victorien Sardou. Starring Frederick Warde and Maurice Barrymore, with John Drew, H. Reed Davis, and Albert Murdoch.

January 27 through February 1, 1879
F.S. CHANFRAU - a comedian and impersonator presents Kit, and The Octoroon.

February 3 through February 8, 1879
THE COLEVILLE OPERA BURLESQUE COMPANY performing Our Cinderella, Babes in the Wood. Starring Mlle. Emme Roseau and 50 artists.

February 10 through February 15, 1879
LAWRENCE BARRETT - interpretations of Shakespeare, Edward Bulwar Lytton and Robertson.

February 17 through February 22, 1879
THE DANITES - American drama. Starring McKee Rankin and Kitty Blanchard.

February 24 through March 1, 1879
A MESSENGER FROM JARVIS' SECTION - comedy by E.A. Locke. Starring Mr. B. Macauley.

March 2, 1879
LECTURE BY ROBERT B. INGERSOLL -- entitled The Liberty of Man, Woman and Child.

March 3 through March 8, 1879
JOSHUA WHITCOMB - comedy by Denman Thompson. Starring Mr. Thompson.

March 10 through March 15, 1879
THE SHAUGHRAUN - by Dion Boucicuault. Starring Mr. Boucicault.

March 17 through March 22, 1879
STUART ROBSON AND WILLIAM H. CRANE -- starring in A Cup of Tea, A Comedy of Errors, and Our Bachelors.

March 24 through March 29, 1879
JOSEPH JEFFERSON - starring in The Rivals (comedy by W.B. Sheridan) and Regular (farce by Morton) and Rip Van Winkle (by Washington Irving). Supporting cast includes M. Lanagan, T.W. Keene, George Hoey, Walter L. Dennis, C. Waverly, J. Galloway, Miss. H. Vaders, Mrs. Germon, Miss E. Vaders.

March 31 through April 5, 1879
THE CARNCROSS MINSTRELS - presenting Oratory, Persuasion, and Henry Moses Shadboat Pinafore (a new and original burlesque by E.M. Slocum).

April 7 through April 12, 1879
A CELEBRATED CASE - an emotional play. Presented by The Union Square (NY) Theatre Company.

April 14 through April 19, 1879
H.M.S. PINAFORE - by W.S. Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan. Cast includes George W. Denham, John H. Garner, Samuel G. Young, Frank M. Pearson, Blanche Chapman, Blanche Thompson. Presented by the Broad Street Theatre Company from Philadelphia.

April 21 through April 26, 1879
HESS ENGLISH OPERA COMPANY - presenting Paul and Virginia and The Chimes of Normandy. Starring Emma Abbott.

April 28 through May 3, 1879
FREAKS - comedy adapted from the German by F.F. Mackay. Starring the New York Criterion Comedy Company.

May 5 through May 10, 1879
H.M.S. PINAFORE - comic opera by W.S. Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan. Presented by the Colored Opera Company.

May 12 through May 17, 1879
H.M.S. PINAFORE - comic opera by W.S. Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan. Presented by the Standard Opera Company. Cast includes George Gaston, R.C. White, Wallace McCreery, F.A. Parmental, Eva Mills, Lina Munroe.

May 20 through May 24, 1879 [xerox only]
H.M.S. PINAFORE - comic opera by W.S. Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan. Presented by the Ford-Zimmerman English Opera Company. Cast includes Lizzie Arnandale, Ella Chapman, belle McKenzie, George Denham, Samuel G. Young. May 21st performance for the benefit of Manager H. Clay Ford.

June 5 through June 7, 1879 [xerox only]
THE WIDOW BEDOTT - series of humorous sketches arranged by Petroleum V. Nasby. Starring Neil Burgess

June 11, 1879 [no program file]
INGOMAR - Starring John McCullough and Mary Anderson for the benefit of Mr. John T. Ford.

July 16, 1879
H.M.S. PINAFORE - comic opera by W.S. Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan. Presented by the Potomac Boat Club

June 17, 18 , 30, July 1 and 2, 1879
H.M.S. PINAFORE - comic opera by W.S. Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan. Presented by Ford's Miniature Pinafore Company. Company consists of 100 children of various ages, assuming all the roles in the production..

August 29, 1879
John W. Albaugh of the Leland Opera House in Albany and the Holliday Street Theater in Baltimore becomes the new lessee and manager of the National Theatre. Samuel G. Kinsley is to be the busness manager and Mr. W.H. Rapley treasurer. The theatre is to be called Albaugh's National Theatre

September 8 through September 13, 1879
HERRMANN - the eminent prestidigitator assisted by Lorelli brothers, the Grotesque Dancers and Mlle. Addie.

.September 15 through September 20, 1879
QUEEN'S EVIDENCE - starring George C. Boniface, with J.H. Rowe, W.L. Gleason, J. Harrison, John F. DeGez, Edward Coyle, Jean Burnside, Mina Crolius, Pertie Harrison. Under the auspices of C.L. Graves.

September 22 through September 25, 1879
ADAH RICHMOND COMIC OPERA COMPANY - presenting Fatinitza (by von Suppe) and The Chimes of Normandy. Company includes Adah Richmond, Belle Girard, Linvingston Kent, T.W. Steele, C.W. Bernard, James Harton, James Vincent.

September 29 through October 4, 1879 [xerox only]
THE VIRGINIAN - by Bartley Campbell. Starring Mr. and Mrs. J.W. Albaugh.

October 6 through October 11, 1879
RICE'S SURPRISE PARTY - comic extravaganza by John J. McNally and Dexter Smith. Cast includes Alice Atherton, Lina Merville, Henry E. Dixey, Florence I . Baker, Marion Elmore, George W. Howard, Willie Edouin, Louis Harrison. The company also gives a single performance of Robinson Crusoe, Esq.

October 13 and 14, 1879
STRAKOSCH GRAND ITALIAN OPERA COMPANY - present Aida and Faust. Cast includes Mlle. Blanche, Miss Lancaster, Miss Ascone, Signore Lazarini, Mr. L. G. Gottschalk, Monsieur Castelmary, Signor LaFontaine. Max Strakosch, director.

October 15, 1879 through October 18, 1879 [xerox only]
UNCLE TOM'S CABIN - drama starring Mrs. G. C Howard and Mr. Howard.

October 20 through October 25, 1879 [xerox only]
THE TOURISTS - musical comedy about a train trip in a pullman palace car

October 27 through November 1, 1879 [xerox only]
THE MIGHTY DOLLAR. - starring Mr. and Mrs. W.J. Florence

November 3 through November 8,1879 [xerox only]
MAGGIE MITCHELL - appearing in Pearl of Savoy, Fanchon, Lorie, Jane Eyre and Little Barefoot.

November 10 through November 15, 1879 [xerox only]
CONTEMPT OF COURT - comedy by H.J. Sargent and starring Dion Boucicault

November 17 through November 22, 1879
EMMA ABBOTT GRAND ENGLISH OPERA COMPANY - starring Emma Abbot in Paul and Virginia, Bohemian Girl, Faust, Chimes of Normandy, and Romeo and Juliet.

November 24, 1879 through November 29, 1879
JOHN McCULLOUGH IN REPERTORY - appearing in Othello, Virginius, Julius Caesar, The Moneymoon, The Conjugal Lesson, Jack Cade, Hamlet, Macbeth.

December 29, 1879 through January 3, 1880 [xerox only]
KATE CLAXTON - appearing in Double Marriage and The Two Orphans! Supported by her own company. With Chas. A. Stevenson.

1880 [complete]
January 5 through January 10, 1880 [xerox only]
STRAKOSCH GRAND ITALIAN OPERA COMPANY - performing I Puritani, Norma, Carmen, Hugeunots, Mignon, Il Trovatore, Faust.

January 12 through January 17, 1880 [xerox only]
E.A. SOTHERN AND HIS COMPANY OF COMEDIANS - present Our American Cousin, David Garrick and an Alarming Sacrifice, Dundreary's Brother, The Crushed Tragedian.

January 19 through January 24, 1880 [xerox only]
LOTTA - performing Musette, Zip and The Little Detective.

January 26 through January 31, 1880 [xerox only]
FANNY DAVENPORT - performing As You Like It, Leah, The School for Scandal, Divorce

February 2 through February 7, 1880 [xerox only]
FRITZ IN IRELAND - drama by William Harford. Starring Joseph K. Emmet.

February 9 through February 14, 1880
FUN ON THE BRISTOL - dramatic and musical play by Henry C. Jarrett.

February 16 through February 21, 1880
ADA CAVENDISH - starring in Much Ado About Nothing, Mercy Merrick (by Wilkie Collins), The Lady Clancarty (by Tom Taylor). Company includes Mr. Piercy, Mr. & Mrs. Eberle.

February 23 through February 28, 1880 [xerox only]
THE TOURISTS - company of comedians under the management of J.P. Smith.

March 1 through March 13, 1880 [xerox only]
MARY ANDERSON - starring in Evadne, Romeo and Juliet, Ingomar, Hunchback (by Sheridan Knowles), The Lady of Lyons, and Love (by Sheridan Knowles). Cast includes Milnes Levick, Mr. Lawrence, Harry Albaugh.

March 15 through March 20, 1880 [xerox only]
ACROSS THE CONTINENT - starring Oliver Doud Byron and Kate Byron.

March 22 through March 27, 1880 [xerox only]
MY PARTNER - drama by Bartley Campbell. Starring Louis Aldrich, C.T. Parsloe, Henry Crisp, Frank Mordaunt, Mr. Billings; Mr. Lennox, Mr. Ulmer, Mr. Reynolds, Miss Goldthwaite.

March 29 through April 3, 1880 [xerox only]
THE BANKER'S DAUGHTER - drama starring Louis James, Marie Wainwright, Mr. Forsburg.

April 6 through April 10, 1880 [xerox only]
LAWRENCE BARRETT - starring in Richelieu, David Garrick, Yorick's Love, Hamlet, tragedy by Edward Bulwar Lytton. Company includes F.C. Mosley, Frederick Bock, Louis James, Otis Skinner, Marie Wainwright, Clara Flag, Leorge Harris, J.W. Thompson.

April 11, 1880
ROBERT G. INGERSOLL - lecture on "What Shall We Do to Be Saved?"

April 12 through April 17, 1880
CARNCROSS' MINSTRELS - John W. Albaugh, Manager.

April 19 through April 24, 1880 [xerox only]
EMMA ABBOTT'S GRAND ENGLISH OPERA - presents Daughter of the Regiment, Carmen, Romeo and Juliet, Paul and Virginia. Company includes Mr. Castle, Miss Stone, Miss Zelda Seguin, Tom Karl.

April 26 through May 1, 1880 [xerox only]
MAURICE GRAU'S FRENCH OPERA COMPANY - present Mignon, Le Petit Duc, La Belle Helene, Le Postilion de Lonjumeau, Le Pre aux Clercs, Girofle Girofla, Cloches De Corneville. Company includes Mlle. Paola Marie, Mlle. Leroux-Bouvard, Mll. Angele, and M. Capoul.

May 3 through May 8, 1880 [xerox only]
RICE'S SURPRISE PARTY - a burlesque troupe presenting Revels, Horrors, and Hiawatha. Cast includes Willie Edouin, Dora Wylie, Lina Merville, Marion Elmore.

May 10 through May 15, 1880 [xerox only]
THE UPPER CRUST - drama by Henry J. Byron. Starring Annie Graham. Cast includes Leslie Gossin, Milton Rainford, Harry Pierson, Nellie Mortimer, Carrie Jamieson.

May 17 through May 22, 1880 [xerox only]
ABBEY'S HUMPTY DUMPTY AND SPANISH STUDENTS - combined minstrel company, featuring pantomime and ballet. Cast includes Mlle. Bonifanti, Elizabeth Menzelli, James Maffitt, Robert Fraser, W.H. Bartholomew and N.D. Jones

June 4 and 5, 1880 [xerox only]
LED ASTRAY - starring William Thorne, M. Herr, Miss Saxton, Miss McCauley.

June 8, 1880 [xerox only]
COLUMBIAN UNIVERSITY LAW SCHOOL GRADUATION

June 10, 1880 [xerox only]
GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY LAW SCHOOL - 18th annual commencement.

September 6 through September 11, 1880 [xerox only]
DEACON CRANKETT - by John Habberton.

September 13 through September 18, 1880 [xerox only]
CINDERELLA - opera by Henry C. Jarrett. Cast includes Annie Shaffer,Kate Seymour, Marie Bates, Emma Delaro, Jennie Hughes, Mark Smith, Ed Connell.

September 20 through September 25, 1880 [xerox only]
A GOLDEN GAME - by Joseph W. Shannon. Starring the author and George R. Edeson. Cast includes Cora Tanner, George Parks.

October 4 through October 9, 1880 [xerox only]
THE TOURISTS - comedy. Cast includes Miss Reifferth, Mr. Mestayer, Mr. Long, Henry Watson.

October 25 through October 30, 1880 [xerox]
THE NEW EVANGELINE - presented by The Rice Extravaganza Company, including Louise Searle, Harry Hunter.

November 1 through November 6, 1880 [xerox only]
TWO NIGHTS IN ROME - melodrama starring Maude Granger. Cast includes Horace Lewis, Miss Gilbert, Mr. Crist.

November 8 through November 13, 1880
THE SPECTRE KNIGHT - Opera di camera by James Alberry and Alfred Cellier. Presented by Rice's Bijou Comic Opera Company. Cast includes W. Herbert, Louis P. Pfau, J.J. Benitz, Genevieve Reynolds, Carrie Burton

November 15 through November 20, 1880 [xerox only]
CAVENDISH- BONIFACE COMPANY - Ada Cavendish and Mr. Boniface appearing in The Soul of an Actress (drama by Gunter), The New Magdalen (by Wilkie Collins), and Josephine Clairon. Troupe includes Mr. Hagan, Harry Harwood, Laura Bascomb, Mrs. Eberle, Miss Stevens.

November 22 through November 27, 1880 [xerox only]
PIRATES OF PENZANCE - presented by The D'Oyly Carte Opera Company, including Minnie Walsh, Wallace Macrery, Mr. Ryley, Harry Standish, Signor Brocolini

November 29 through December 11, 1880 [xerox only]
LOTTA IN REPERTORY- appearing in Chic, Musette, Zip, The Old Curiosity Shop. The troupe includes Charles H. Bradshaw, August Anderson, Fred Percy.

December 13 through December 18, 1880
KIT, THE ARKANSAS TRAVELER - comic drama, starring Mr. F.S. Chanfrau

December 20 through December 25, 1880 [xerox only]
AROUND THE WORLD IN EIGHTY DAYS - presented by the Kiralfy Brothers. Featured performers include Mlle. De Rosa, M. Arnold Kiralfy

December 26, 1880 [xerox only]
J.M. COLVILLE - Boston spiritualist gives a seance.

December 27, 1880 through January 1, 1881 [xerox only]
SHARPS AND FLATS - comedy starring Robson and Crane.

1881 - [complete]
January 3 through January 5, 1881 [xerox only]
PAUVRETTE (original title: "The Snow-Flower)- by Dion Boucicault. Cast includes Florence White and M.L. Outram.

January 6 through January 8, 1881 [xerox only]
THE TWO ORPHANS - presented by the Claxton Company. Starring Florence Blackburn White and Josie Batchelder.

January 10 through January 22, 1881 [xerox only]
JOHN MC CULLOUGH IN REPERTORY -- starring in Richelieu (tragedy by Edward Bulwar Lytton), Othello (Shakespeare), Virginius (tragedy by Sheridan Knowles), Richard III (Shakespeare), The Gladiator (by Dr. Bird), Hamlet (Shakespeare), The Lady of Lyons (by Edward Bulwar Lytton) . Troupe includes Fred B. Warde, Edmund Collier, John A. Lane, H.C. Barton, Edward Dee, Kate Forsyth, Augusta Foster. Managed by William M. Conner.

January 24 through January 29, 1881 [xerox only]
FRITZ IN IRELAND - starring Mr. J.K. Emmett

January 31 through February 5, 1881 [xerox only]
MARY ANDERSON IN REPERTORY - starring in Ingomar, Evadne, The Hunchback, Love, Fazio, and Ion, the Foundling. The company includes Milnes Levick.

February 7 through February 12, 1881 (xerox only)
THE RIVALS - comedy by Richard Brinsley Sheridan. Starring Joseph Jefferson, with Mrs. John Drew, Frederick Robinson, Maurice Barrymore, Charles Waverly, and Rosa Rand.

February 14 through February 19, 1881 [xerox only]
HOBBIES - musical comedy starring N.C. Goodwin and supported by Miss Daisy Ramsden.and Miss Delaro

February 21 trough February 26, 1881
EMMA ABBOT OPERA COMPANY - performances include Maritana, Chimes of Normandy, Martha, Il Trovatore, Romeo and Juliet, and Bohemian Girl, Lucia di Lammermoor. Featured singers include Emma Abbot, M'lle Florence D' Arona, William Castle.

February 27, 1881 [xerox only]
MISS ADELAIDE U. MURDOCH - gave a lecture entitled "The Present Day". In addition, R. Cordelia Levy gave a number of readings.

February 28 through March 5, 1881 [xerox only]
FUN ON THE BRISTOL - comedy presented by the Jarrett and Rice Company.

March 7 through March 12, 1881 [xerox only]
LAWRENCE BARRETT - appearing in Richelieu, Yorick's Love, Julius Caesar, Hamlet, Shylock and David Garrick.

March 14 through March 19, 1881 [xerox only]
THE TOURISTS - musical comedy by W.A. Mestayer

March 21 through March 26, 1881 [xerox only]
THE RICE SURPRISE PARTY -- burlesque organization present "Horrors", "Revels", "Babes in the Wood", and "Hiawatha". The company inclues John Goodlay, Henry E. Dixie, George Elmore, Miss Lena Merville, Miss Marion Singer and Miss Rose Willson.

March 28 through April 2,1881 [xerox only]
THE CARNCROSS MINSTRELS

April 6, 1881 [xerox only]
THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE - benefit performance for Mr. Samuel G. Kinsley, the Washington representative of Manager Albaugh.

April 8 through April 9, 1881 [xerox only]
SARAH BERNHARDT in her Washington debut, performs Camille and Frou-Frou, She receives rave reviews.

April 11 through April 16, 1881 [xerox only]
FRESH, THE AMERICAN -- comedy by A.C. Gunter, starring John T. Raymond.

October 24 through October 29, 1881 [xerox only]
RICHARD III - by William Shakespeare. Starring T.W. Keene. Cast includes George Learock, W. Lloyd, H.B. Phillips, Hunter Smith, Georgia Tyler, Octavia Allen, Gertrude Johnston.

October 31 through November 5, 1881 [xerox only]
EMMA ABBOTT GRAND ENGLISH OPERA COMPANY presents The Two Cavaliers, Bohemian Girl, Olivette, Faust, The Chimes of Normandy.

November 7 through November 12, 1881
HERRMANN THE MAGICIAN

November 14 through November 19, 1881 [xerox only]
THE SALSBURY TROUBADOURS - present a variety of burlesque, including Amateur Benefit by Bronson Howard and The Brook. The troupe includes Messrs Salsbury, Webster, Gourlay and Miss Nellie McHenry.

November 21 through November 26, 1881 [xerox only]
MR. and MRS. WILLIAM J. FLORENCE IN REPERTORY - starring in The Mighty Dollar, Professor Opstein, Donbey and Son, The Ticket-of-Leave Man.

November 28 through December 3, 1881 [xerox only]
WILLIE EDOUIN' SPARKS COMPANY -present Dreams, or Fun in a Photograph Gallery, a musical concert by Nat Childs and Willie Edouin.

December 5 through December 10, 1881 [xerox only]
MARY ANDERSON IN REPERTORY - appearing in Romeo and Juliet, Parthenia and Ingomar, The Hunchback, Pygmalion and Galatea, The Daughter of Roland and the Lady of Lyon. The cast includes Messrs Harris, McDonald, and Studley.

December 12 through December 17, 1881 [xerox only]
FANNY DAVENPORT - starring in As You Like It, Camille, School for Scandal, Cymbeline, Macbeth, Camille, London Assurance and Oliver Twist. Company includes Edmund Searle, John Albaugh, and Charles Fisher.

December 19 through December 24, 1881 [xerox only]
LOTTA - appearing with her own comedy company in The Little Detective and Bob.

December 26 through Decmeber 31, 1881 [xerox only]
THE VOKES FAMILY - present The Belles of the Kirchen, Cousin Joe, Fun in a Fog. Members of the family include Victoria, Jessie, Bessie, Fred and Fawdon Vokes.

1882 [complete]
January 2 through January 7, 1882 [xerox only]
UNCLE JOSH WHITCOMB - sketches written and performed by Denman Thompson.

January 9 through January 14, 1882 [xerox only]
ROBSON AND CRANE - comedians appearing in Our Bachelors (by Joseph Bradford); Sharps and Flats.

January 16 through January 21, 1882 [xerox only]
LAWRENCE BARRETT IN REPERTORY - starring in Julius Caesar, Yorick's Love, Harebell, Richelieu, King of the Commons, David Garrick, Hamlet, Richelieu, Richard III. Company includes Otis Skinner, F.C. Mosley, Frederick Bock, Louis James, Charles Rolfe, B.G. Rogers, Charles Plunkett.

January 23 through January 28, 1882 [xerox only]
WORLD - drama by Colville. Featuring Brooks and Dickson's acting company, including Harry Crisp, Russell Bassett.

January 30 through February 11, 1882 [xerox only]
JOHN MCCULLOUGH IN REPERTORY-- starring in Virginius, Richelieu, Jack Cade (by Judge Conrad), King Lear, Ingomar the Barbarian, Richard III, The Gladiator.

February 13 through February 18, 1882 [xerox only]
FRITZ IN IRELAND - Starring Joseph K. Emmet who composed many of the songs he performed. Cast inclues De Los King, Walter Standish, Harry C. Albaugh, W. Christie Miller, W.J. Donnelly, Little Annie Smith, Katie Blancke, Jeannie Harold, Pollie Poland.

February 20 through February 25, 1882 [xerox only]
THE BLACK CROOK - presented by the Kiralfy brothers. Cast includes J.B. Roberts, George R. Edeson, W.F. Wallis, Joseph F. Mason, Nellie Larkelle, Maggie Summerfield, Fanny Barry, M.L. Cargary.

February 26, 1882 [xerox only]
HAGUE'S BRITISH OPERATIC MINSTREL COMPANY - present an evening of ballads. Company includes Messrs. Stoddart, Rubens, Hirst and Walker; W. Clement; J.M. Wood, Ja Richards.

February 27 through March 1, 1882 [xerox only]
MAPLESON GRAND OPERA COMPANY - present Carmen, Aida, and Lohengrin. Cast includes Minnie Hauk, Paolina Rossini, Signor Del Puente, Signor Campanini

March 2 through March 4, 1882 [xerox only]
LAWRENCE BARRETT DRAMATIC CLUB - local amateurs present Julius Caesar, Merchant of Venice.

March 6 through March 11, 1882 [xerox only]
THE PASSING REGIMENT - comedy by Augustin Daly. Cast includes Bigby Bell, Marie Williams, J.W. Shannon, Virginia Brooks, B.T. Ringold, Charles Pool, C.T. Hogwell, Georgine Flagg.

March 13 through March 18, 1882 [xerox only]
JOHN T. RAYMOND - starring in Fresh, the American and Col. Mulberry Sellers (by Mark Twain).

March 20 through March 25, 1882 [xerox only]
THE BANKER'S DAUGHTER - drama by Bronson Howard. Starring Adele Belgarde, Joseph Whiting, George C. Boniface.

March 27 through April 1, 1882 [xerox only]
BARLOW, WILSON, PRIMROSE AND WEST MAMMOTH MINSTRELS

April 3 through April 8, 1882 [xerox only]
MAGGIE MITCHELL - appearing in The Little Savage, Fanchon, and The Pearl of Savoy. Cast includes Julian Mitchell, Carrie Wyatt, L.R. Shewell and R. Fulton Russell.

April 10 through April 15, 1882
JOSEPH JEFFERSON -- Starring in Rip Van Winkle and The Rivals (Sheridan). Starring Joseph Jefferson. Cast includes Mrs. John Drew, Charles Waverly, H.F. Taylor, James T. Galloway, Frank Sherley, Mrs. Charles Walcot, Jacqueline Benn, Fanny Gonzales, Mrs. Balloway, Lillian Lee

April 17 through April 22, 1882 [xerox only]
AUDRAN OPERA COMIQUE COMPANY - presenting Pirates of Penzance, Olivette, The Snake Charmer, The Mascotte. Company includes Catherine Lewis, Lily Post, Wallace McCreery, Joseph S. Greensfelder, Fred. M. Lennox, Henry Standish, E.E. Grant, Madelaine Lucette.

April 24 through April 29, 1882 [xerox only]
STRAKOSCH GRAND ITALIAN OPERA COMPANY - presenting La Sonambula, Faust, The Barber of Seville, Il Trovatore. Company includes Etelka Gerster, Clara Louise Kellogg, Maria Leslino, Miss Van Arnbern, Signor Giannini, George Sweet,

April 27 through April 29, 1882 [xerox only]
EAST LYNNE - drama. Starring Ada Gray and Lindsay Harris.

May 1 through May 6, 1882 [xerox only]
HOEY AND HARDIE COMPANY - dramatic productions include A Child of the State, A Priest's Vow. Company include George Hoey, James M. Hardie, Signora Majeroni, Mrs. J.J. Prior, Miss Pierce.

May 8 through May 13, 1882 [xerox only]
HER ATONEMENT - drama starring Emily Rigl. Band music for the production provided by John Philip Sousa and the Marine Band.

May 15 through May 20, 1882 [xerox only]
MARGARET LANNER - starring in The Princess of Bagdad (by Alexander Dumas, fils) and New Magdalen (by Wilkie Collins). Cast includes Robert L. Downing, B.F. Horning, Adelaide Duval Mack.

May 22 through May 27, 1882 [xerox only]
EQUINE PARADOX - featuring a troupe of trained horses trained by Professor Bartholomew.

May 29, 1882 [xerox only]
THE CHIMES OF NORMANDY - benefit performance by the Washington Operatic Association. Case includes Eva Mills, Mrs. E.R. True, Mrs. T.S. Chappell, John Pugh J.F. Rule, E.B. Hay.

June 12, 1882 [xerox only]
COLUMBIAN UNIVERSITY LAW DEPARTMENT COMMENCEMENT
(Columbian University subsequently became George Washington University)

September 4 through September 9, 1882 [xerox only]
BARLOW, WILSON AND COMPANY - minstrel show.

September 11 through September 16, 1882 [xerox only]
FORTY-NINE - melodrama written by and starring Mr. and Mrs. McKee Rankin. Cast includes J.J. Holland, William E. Lee, Matt Snyder, Carrie Lee and Rose Synder.

September 18 through September 23, 1882 [xerox only]
THE GALLEY SLAVE - drama by Bartley Campbell.

September 25 through September 30, 1882 [xerox only]
ERNEST STANLEY COMBINATION - featuring three short productions each night: Australian Minstrels, Congress of Specialists, Dramatic Alliance.

October 2 through October 7, 1882 [xerox only]
THE BLACK CROOK - presented by the Kiralfy Brothers. Starring James F. Peters, Arthur Moulton, Frank W. Irving, Florence Vincent, Kittie Drew. Other acts includes the Garnellas, acrobats, Duncan, the ventriloquist, Mlles. De Rosa and Asteggiano in the ballet.

October 9 through October 14, 1882 [xerox only]
THE WHITE SLAVE - drama by Bartley Campbell. Cast includes Julia Stewart, Miss Baker, Messrs. Roberts and Herman.

October 16 through October 21, 1882 [xerox only]
SQUATTER SOVEREIGNTY - farce by Harrigan and Hart. Presented by M.W. Hanley's company.

October 23 through October 28, 1882 [xerox only]
POP - a variety evening presented by Rice's Surprise Party: John A. Mackay, Kate Castleton, George K. Fortescue, Irene Perry, Richard Gorman, May Stembler, Albert Murdock, Lillie Grubb, N.B. Burnham, Ida Smith, Jennie Firth and others.

October 30 through November 4, 1882 [xerox only]
MANKIND - melodrama by Paul Merritt and George Conquest. Presented by the Augustin Daly company, including Charles Leclercq, W.H. Lytell, C. Coleman.

November 6 through November 11, 1882 [xerox only]
LIGHTS OF LONDON - melodrama by George R. Sims. Cast includes Dominick Murray, Edna Carey, Charles Stanley, Annie Yeamans, Emma Loraine, Horace Vinton, George Mordaunt, Fred Ross.

November 13 through November 18, 1882 [xerox only]
EMMA ABBOTT GRAND ENGLISH OPERA COMPANY - presenting Chimes of Normandy, Martha, Rigoletto, La Sonnambula, Elixir of Love, Fra Diavolo, Lucia di Lammermoor, Rigoletto. Cast includes Emma Abbott, Julie Rosewald, Lizzie Annandale, Marie Hindle, Clara Webar, Marie Wentworth, William Castle, Valentine Fabrini, Victor Beaumont, Alonzo Stoddard, William Broderick, John Gilbert and Gustavus Hall.

November 20 through November 25, 1882 [xerox only]
THE WORLD - melodrama. Cast includes James Hardie, Miss Evelyn, Auson Pond, Mr. Pike.

November 27 through December 2, 1882 [xerox only]
THE BLACK FLAG - melodrama. Cast includes Nat Goodwin, Eliza Weathersby, Edwin Thorne.

December 4 through December 9, 1882
MODJESKA - starring in As You Like It, Camille, Frou-Frou, and Twelfth Night. Cast includes Maurice Barrymore, G.H. Griffith, Frank Clements Norman Forbes, Mason Mitchell, Clara Fisher Maeder, Maud Milton, Helen Leigh, Clara Ellison, Frances Clarmont. Under the management of John Stetson.

President Arthur, his son, Vice-President Davis, Secretary Frelinghuysen and General Sherman were in attendance at the opening performance of As You Like It.

December 11 through December 16, 1882 [xerox only]
JOSEPH JEFFERSON - starring in The Rivals, The Poor Gentleman, and Rip Van Winkle. Cast includes Mrs. John Drew, Frederic Robinson, Mr. Waverly, Mr. Hemple.

December 18 through December 23, 1882 [xerox only]
THOMAS W. KEENE - starring in Richard III, Richelieu, Merchant of Venice, Othello, Hamlet, Macbeth. The company is under the management of William. R. Hayden.

December 25 through December 30, 1882 [xerox only]
AROUND THE WORLD IN EIGHTY DAYS - presented by Kiralfys. Cast includes Arnold Kiralfy, Adelaide Cherie, Mollie Ravels, Frank Kilday, George Edison, J.L. Mason.


1883 [complete]
January 1 through January 6, 1883 [xerox only]
MARY ANDERSON - starring in Love (by Sheridan Knowles), The Daughter of Roland, The Hunchback (by Sheridan Knowles), The Lady of Lyons (by Edward Bulwar Lytton), Pygmalion and Galetea, and Ingomar. Cast includes R.L. Downing, Mr. Studley

January 8 through January 13, 1883 [xerox only]
LOTTA - starring in Musette, Bob, The Little Detective Cast includes Mrs. Sol Smith, W. H. Wallis.

January 14, 1883 [xerox only]
LECTURE BY CAPTAIN THOMAS W. KIDD - entitled Lincoln the Lawyer. Kidd was introduced by Colonel R. G. Ingersoll.

January 15 through January 20, 1883 [xerox only]
STUART ROBSON AND WILLIAM H. CRANE - appearing in Forbidden Fruit (by Dion Boucicault), Comedy of Errors (by William Shakespeare), Our Bachelors.

January 22 through January 27, 1883 [xerox only]
THE WHITE SLAVE - drama by Bartley Campbell. Starring the author supported by his own company.

January 29 through February 3, 1883 [xerox only]
SALVINI - starring in two Shakespeare tragedies: Othello, King Lear, and The Outlaw. Salvini's company includes Adele Belgarde, Lewis Morrison and Marie Prescott who also starred in The New Magdalen (by Wilkie Collins) and Rose Michel on the nights when Salvini did not perform.

February 5 through February 10, 1883 [xerox only]
THE VOKES FAMILY - appearing in Cousin Joe, Belles of the Kitchen, Fun in a Fog, Naval Engagement.

February 12 through February 17, 1883 [xerox only]
THE ROMANY RYE - romantic drama by George R. Sims. Cast includes James M. Hardie, P.A. Anderson, Charles W. Butler, H.B. Bradley, L.F. Howard, J. Winston Murray, Neil Gray, William Leyden, George L. Davis, lewis Mitchell, C. Williams, James R. Price, Henry Bishop, Walker Merrill, Frank Dean, Carrie Dean, Sarah Von Leer, Marion P. Clifton, Zmay Bardell, Annie Gorman, Angie Griffiths, Minnie Reed. Under the management of Brooks and Dickson.

February 19 through Februry 24, 1883 [xerox only]
HER MAJESTY'S OPERA COMPANY - presents Faust, Semiramide, William Tell, Don Giovanni, Rigoletto, La Traviata. Performers include Madame Scalchi, M. Durat, Signor Clodio, Signor Monti, Signor Costa, Adelina Patti, Signor Ravelli, Signor Galassi, Mlle. Valerga, Madame Albani. Music conducted by Signor Arditi.

February 26 through March 3, 1883 [xerox only]
FRANCESCA DA RIMINI - drama by George H. Boker. Starring Lawrence Barrett and his company including Mr. Skinner, Miss Wainwright, Mr. James.

March 5 through March 10, 1883 [xerox only]
WILLIE EDOUIN - present A Bunch of Keys (musical comedy by Charles Hoyt and Willie Edouin) and Dreams (musical comedy by Nat Childs and Willie Edouin, originally titled Conceit). Starring Willie Edouin and his company: Julian Mitchell, C.B. Stevens, W. Smith, James T. Powers, Alice Atherton, Genie Holtzmeyer, Anna Gunther, Marietta Nash.

March 12 through March 17, 1883 [xerox only]
MME. JANAUSCHEK -- Starring in Zillah, Marie Antoinette, Mother and Son, Bleak House, and Mary Stuart. Cast includes G.D. Chaplin, Ogden Stevens, Ferdinand Hight, Doro Connor, Henrietta Irving, Anna Locke, A.H. Stuart, Giles Shine, Harry Hawk, Louis Bresdan, W.H. Barry, Emmie Wilmot, Virginia Brooks.

March 19 through March 24, 1883 [xerox only]
LIGHTS OF LONDON - melodrama. Cast includes Mr. Tighe, Mr. Willis, Messrs. Murray, Stanley and Vinton, Misses Hudson, Carey and Lorraine and Mrs. Yeamens.

March 26 through March 31, 1883 [xerox only]
JOHN MCCULLOUGH IN REPERTORY - appearing in Virginius, Richelieu, Brutus (by John Howard Payne), Julius Caesar, Ingomar, The Gladiator. Company includes Kate Forsyth, Augusta Foster, Edmond Collier, Joseph Haworth and H.A. Langdon.

April 2 through April 7, 1883 [xerox only]
IN PARADISE - comedy by William Gill and George H. Jessup. Starring John T. Raymond, with Stella Boniface, Lizzie Cruze, G.F. DeVere, O.H. Barr, J.F. Dean and Harry Pierson.

April 9 through April 16, 1883 [xerox only]
MAGGIE MITCHELL - appearing in The Little Savage, The Pearl of Savoy, Lorie, Jane Eyre, Little Barefoot, and Fanchon.

April 18 through April 23, 1883 [xerox only]
OLIVETTE - light opera by Audran. Starring Catherine Lewis. Cast includes Joseph Greensfelder, Fred Lennox, Henri Laurent, Constance Lewis.

April 25 through April 30, 1883 [xerox only]
HERMANN, THE MAGICIAN - performing feats of legerdemain. Others include Awata Katsugshin, juggler; Hilda Thomas, soprano; Till's Marionettes.

May 2 through May 7, 1883 [xerox only]
UNCLE TOM'S CABIN - by Harriet Beecher Stowe. Starring Jay Rial and his company.

May 9 through May 16, 1883 [xerox only]
EAST LYNNE - Starring Ada Gray. Company includes Frank Lossee and Jessie Gordon.

May 18 & 19, 1883 [xerox only]
POTOMAC BOAT CLUB BENEFIT - presenting The Lady of Lyons, Ingomar, and Pygmalion and Galatea. Cast includes R.L. Downing, C.B. Hanford and Katharine Rodgers.

May 25 and 26, 1883 [xerox only]
H.M.S. PINAFORE - operetta by Gilbert and Sullivan. Presented by the Washington Operatic Association for the benefit of Samuel J. Kinsley, manager of the National Theatre.

June 7, 1883 [xerox only]
NATIONAL UNIVERSITY LAW SCHOOL GRADUATION

September 10 through September 15, 1883 [xerox only]
EAST LYNNE - Starring Ada Gray and the Fifth Avenue Dramatic Company.

September 17 through September 22, 1883 [xerox only]
HENRY IV - drama by William Shakespeare. Starring John Jack as Falstaff. Cast includes Annie Firmin, Mr. Gossin, Miss Garmon.

THOMAS W. KEENE - Starring in Richard III, Merchant of Venice, Hamlet, Macbeth (Shakespeare), Richelieu (Edward Bulwar Lytton), Fool's Revenge

September 24 through September 29, 1883
KATE CLAXTON - Starring in two dramas: Two Orphans and Sea of Ice. Cast includes Charles A. Stevenson, R.J. Dustan.

September 30, 1883 [xerox only]
LECTURE BY MONSIGNOR CAPEL - on the subject Religion in England.

October 1 through October 6, 1883
SIBERIA - drama by Bartley Campbell. Cast includes Atkins Lawrence, Hardie Vernon, Lawrence Eddinger, Charles Abbotr, C.B. Waite, Vining Wood, M.C. Daly, Arthur Gardner, Paul Browne, Clarence Montaine, George F. Devere Jr., John Parry, Mark Arnold, Charles Warner, Harry Eustace, C.B. Hawkins, Adele Belgarde, Emma Vaders, Frankie McClellan, Sara Lasselles, Rebecca Alexander, Fanny Lloyd Annie Evans, Charles Petit, Alice Coleman.

October 8 through October 13, 1883 [xerox only]
7-20-8 - comedy adapted by Augustin Daly from the German. Starring Bijou Heron.

October 15 through October 20, 1883 [xerox only]
HESS ACME OPERA COMPANY - presenting Martha, The Chimes of Normany, Bohemian Girl, Maritana, The Pirates of Penzance, The Mascot. Cast includes Blanche Chapman, Flora Bary, Alice May, George W. Denham, Abbie Carrington, Emma Eisner, Mark Smith, James G. Peakes, Herny C. Peakes, Arthur W. Tams, George Appleby.

October 22 through October 27, 1883 [xerox only]
THE ROMANY RYE - romantic melodrama by George R. Sims. Cast includes James M. Hardie, P.A. Anderson, Charles W. Butler, H.B. Bradley, L.F. Howard, J. Winston Murray, Neil Gray, William Leyden, George L. Davis, Lewis Mitchell, C. Williams. Under the management of Brooks and Dickson.

October 29 through November 3, 1883 [xerox only]
BLACK CROOK - Cast includes J. Fleming Peters, Robert B. Bouchier, H.W. Mitchell, George R. Edeson, Joseph L. Mason L. Ruble, Thomas Star, D. Albert, Lotta Belton, Annie W. Tiffany, Anna Guenther, Mlle. Leontine, Rose Wilson. Production also includes three ballets and several special star acts. Produced under the personal supervision of Imre and Bolossy Kiralfy.

November 5 through November 10, 1883
A BUNCH OF KEYS! - musical comedy by Charles Hoyt and Willie Edouin. Presented by the Sparks company including Charles Bowser, Lina Merville, Elvia Seabrooke, Anna Brevoor, Marietta Nach, and Eugene Canfield.

November 12 through November 17, 1883 [xerox only]
THE MERRY DUCHESS - comic opera by Frederick Clay and George Sims. Company includes Francesca Guthrie, Louise Lester, Sophie Hummel, George W. Denham, John E. Nash, L. Nathal, and C.E. Lang. Under the management of C.D. Hess.

November 19 through November 24, 1883 [xerox only]
THE SILVER KING - melodrama. Cast includes Walter Bentley, Helen Tracy, John W. Jennings, W.L. Gleason, and Lillian Edgington.

November 26 through December 1, 1883 [xerox only]
JOHN T. RAYMOND - appearing in Paradise, The Rocket (comedy by Pinero), and For Congress (comedy by D.D. Lloyd). Cast includes John Marble, Lizzie Creese, J.F. DeVere, and Sadie Bigelow.

December 2, 1883 [xerox only]
REMENYI - Hungarian violinist in concert, assisted by Jennie Dutton, soprano; Edmond de Celle, tenor; Adolph Bauer, pianist.

December 3 through December 8, 1883 [xerox only]
MAGGIE MITCHELL - appearing in Pearl of Savoy; Fanchon; Little Barefoot; and Little Savage.

December 10 through December 15, 1883 [xerox only]
LAWRENCE BARRETT - appearing in Richelieu (by Edward Bulwar Lytton), Francesca da Rimini (by Boker), Hamlet, The Merchant of Venice, and Julius Caesar (by Shakespeare), and David Garrick. Cast includes Louis James, Sarah Manypenny, A.T. Riddle, W.A. Lackey.

December 16, 1883 [xerox only]
CHARLES CRAVENS LECTURE - on Shakespeare. Introduction by Colonel R.G. Ingersoll.

December 17 through December 22, 1883 [xerox only]
MONTE CRISTO - dramatized by Charles Fechter from the Dumas novel. Starring James O'Neil, Frederick De Belleville, George C. Bonneville, F. Robinson, J.W. Stannon, J.V. Nutton, Eugenie Blair, Annie Boudinot, Majorie Bonner. Under the management of John Stefson.

December 24, 1883 through January 5, 1884 [xerox only]
IN THE RANKS - drama by Sims and Petitt. Cast includes Kate Forsythe, Sidney Cowell and F.F. Mackay.


1884 [complete]
Lessee: W.W. Rapley; Manager: Samuel G. Kinsley

January 7 through January 12, 1884 [check cast listing; may be for 12/1884]]
JOSEPH JEFFERSON - Starring in the Poor Gentleman (comedy by Coleman), The Rivals (comedy by Sheridan), Cricket on the Hearth, Lend Me Five Shillings, Rip Van Winkle. Company includes Robert L. Downing, Mrs. John Drew, Frederick Robertson, Rose Wood, B.T.Ringold, Harry Taylor, Thomas Jefferson, Samuel Hemple, Lillian Lee.

January 10, 1884
JOHN PHILIP SOUSA -- presents a concert of vocal and instrumental music.

January 14 through January 19, 1884 [xerox only]
ROBSON AND CRANE - appearing in three comedies: Boarding House, Comedy of Errors, Sharps and Flats. Starring Stuart Robson, William H. Crane, supported by A.S. Lipman, Charles Lipman, Charles S. Dickson, Matt Snyder, J.K. Mortimer, Emily Baker, Mary Myers, Mrs. George Dickson and Leonora Bradley.

January 21 through January 26, 1884 [xerox only]
McCAULL OPERA COMIQUE - presenting The Queen's Lace Handkerchief (by Johann Strauss); Prince Methusalem, The Princess of Trebizonde. Company includes Catherine Lewis, Jeannie Winston, Emma Carson, Mme. Julie de Ruyther, Jay C. Taylor, A. W. Maflin, Arthur H. Bell and Francis Wilson.

January 28 through February 2, 1884 [xerox only]
THE WHITE SLAVE - melodrama written by and starring Bartley Campbell. Cast includes Isabelle Morris, Miss Crossman, Sedley Brown.

February 4 through February 9, 1884 [xerox only]
MR. AND MRS. FLORENCE - appearing in Facts; or, His Little Hatchet (by Jessup and Gill), and The Mighty Dollar.

February 11 through February 23, 1884 [xerox only]
JOHN McCULLOUGH IN REPERTORY - appearing in Virginius, Julius Caesar, Richelieu, The Gladiator, Richard III, Othello. Cast includes Viola Allen, Mrs. Foster, Joseph Haworth, J.H. Showell.

February 25 through February 28, 1884 [xerox only]
ABBEY'S GRAND ITALIAN OPERA COMPANY - performing Faust, Lucia di Lamermoor, La Giaconda, Don Giovanni. Company includes Mmes. Nilsson, Scalchi and Lablache, Del Puente, Novara, Marcella Simbrick, Alwina Valleria, Malvina Cavalazzi, and Corsini. Messrs. Stagno, Kaschmann, Vainese, Novara, Del Puente, Contini, Mirabella, Campanini.

February 29 through March 1, 1884 [xerox only]
BARLOW AND WILSON MINSTRELS

March 3 through March 8, 1884
HENRY IRVING AND ELLEN TERRY - Starring in Hamlet, The Merchant of Venice, Much Ado About Nothing, Louis XI (by Casmir Delavigne), The Belle's Stratagem! (comedy by Mrs. Cowley). Directed by Henry E. Abbey.

March 10 through March 15, 1884
CLAIRE AND THE FORGE MASTER - drama adapted by Ettie Henderson from the novel by George Ohnet. Starring Maude Granger, with May Brooklyn, Lizzie McCall, Lizzie DuRoy, Retta Henson, George Learock, Charles Chappelle, John Jack, J.W. Summers, E.H. Stephens, J.W. Arches, E. Hughes, Daniel Wolf.

March 17 through March 22, 1884
FRITZ IN IRELAND - drama by William Carlton. Starring J.K. Emmett, with George R. Sprague, Maurice Pike, Kate French, Martin J. Cody, Edward Rue, H.A. Morey, C.W. Swain, William Schroeder, Clara Baker, Kate French, Lizzie Scanlon.

March 24 through March 29, 1884
LIGHTS O' LONDON - drama by George R. Sims. Cast includes J. L. Burleigh, George Mordaunt, Horace Vinton, Florence Thropp, Thomas J. McBride, Edward Frances, Charles Burns, Walter MacNichol, W. Richardson, Charles Mitchell, Fred W. Gretton, Louis Barrett, John Pringle, Harry Prior, Walter Frank, Genevieve Stebbins, May Wilkes, Marion Mordaunt, May Richards, Louisa Thropp. Presented by Shook and Collier.

March 31 through April 5, 1884 [xerox only]
THE SHAUGHRAUN - drama by and starring Dion Doucicault. Cast includes Miss Syndey Armstrong, Mrs. L.E. Barker.

April 7 through April 12, 1884 [xerox only]
SAM'L OF POSEN - Starring M.B. Curtis, with Miss Albino de Mer.

April 14 through April 19, 1884 [xerox only]
THE BLACK FLAG - drama by Henry Pettitt. Starring Edwin Thorne, Russell Bassett, Eliza Weathersby. Under the management of Robert Arthur.

April 21 through April 24, 1884 [xerox only]
EMMA ABBOTT OPERA COMPANY - performing Martha; Manon; Bohemian Girl; Rigoletto; Faust; Linda, Pearl of Savoy; Sonnambula; Il Trovatore. Cast includes Emma Abbott, Julie Rosewald, Signor Campobello, Signor Tagliapietra, Signor Fabrini, William Connell.

April 28 through May 3, 1884 [xerox only]
McCAULL OPERA COMIQUE - present The Beggar Student and Desiree. Cast includes Rose Leighton, Lily Post, Annie Leslie, Mark Smith, Jay Taylor, Ellis Ryse.

May 5 through May 10, 1884
DEWDROP - romantic comedy by Con.T. Murphy and C.E. Callahan. Starring Miss Lizzie Evans. Cast includes Al Phillips, George W. Deyo, Harry Scharf, C.R. Burrows, E.D. Tannehill, Ed Clifford, W.T. Sheehan, Ida Burrows, Marie LeGros, Selina Anderson, Charline Weidman.

May 12 through May 17, 1884 [xerox only]
PECK'S BAD BOY - Starring William Carroll.

May 26 through May 31, 1884 [xerox only]
BOSTON IDEAL OPERA COMPANY - performing Martha, Three Musketeers, Bohemian Girl, Barbe Bleu, Fra Diavalo, Patience, Girole Girola, Mascot. Cast includes Marie Stone, Geraldine Ulmar, Mathilde Phillips, Lizzie Burton, W.H. McDonald, Tom Karl, Herndon Morsell, Myron W. Whitney, H.C. Barnabee and George Frothingham.

June 13, 1884
ADRIENNE - drama by Eugene Scribe and Ernest Legouve. StarringGeraldine Grey, supported by Crypti Palmoni. Cast includes Rosa Wheeler, George F. Erdman, Jas. A. Mahoney, W.C. Murdock, Singerly C. Eliott, John W. Palmon and Master Harry Duncanson. The production is for the benefit of the Confederate Soldier's Home.

September 8 through September 13, 1884
THATCHER, PRIMROSE AND WEST'S MINSTRELS - featuring Sam West, Banks Winter, Will Raymond, and Frank Howard.

September 15 through September 20, 1884
DAD'S GIRL - comedy/drama by E.J. Swartz. Starring Lizzie May Ulmer. Cast includes C. Leslie Allen, Harry Robinson, James E. Wilson.

September 22 through September 27, 1884
ATKINSON'S COMEDY COMPANY -- performing scenes from The Grocery Man, Peck's Bad Boy, Peck's Bad Boy and His Pa.

September 29 through October 4, 1884
NORDECK - romantic comedy by Frank Mayo and John G. Wilson. Starring Frank Mayo, with Rachel McAuley, J. H. Taylor, Henrietta Vaders. The final night of the run features the final performance of DAVY CROCKETT!.

October 6 through October 11, 1884
SIBERIA! - by Bartley Campbell. Starring Atkins Lawrence, Frank Norcross, and L. Eddinger, Hardie Vernon, C.B. Waite, Vining Wood, M.C. Daly, Arthur Gardner, Paul Browne, Clarence Montaine, George F. Devere Jr., John Parry, Mark Arnold, Charles Warner, Harry Eustace, C.B. Hawkins, Adele Belgarde, Emma Vaders, Frankie McClellan, Helen Windsor, Jennie Karsner, Fanny Lloyd, Charles Petit, Alice Coleman.

October 13 through October 18, 1884
HEARTS OF OAK! - drama by James A. Herne. Starring James A. Herne, Charles H. Clark, and F. Chippendale.

October 20 through October 25, 1884
MY LIFE! - original drama by Harry Meredith. Starring Mme. Janauschek.

October 27 through November 1, 1884
MLLE. MARIE AIMEE - starring in two productions: Divorcons (a satire on the divorce question by Victorian Sardou) and Mam'zelle (English comedy by Jessop and Gill). With Thomas Burns, Lester Victor and A. del Campo. Divorcons directed by Simmonds and Brown; Mam'zelle directed by Maurice Grau.

November 3 through November 8, 1884
STORM BEATEN! - drama by Robert Buchanan. Starring Joseph Winters, Isabella Preston, John Burke and Edmond Collier.

November 10 through November 15, 1884
THE MILAN GRAND OPERA COMPANY -- performing Aida, Rigoletto, Norma, Il Trovatore, and the Barber of Seville. Performers include Maria Peri, Virginia Damerini, Francesco Giannini, Trinidad Mestress, Enrico Serbollini, Tieste Wilmant, and C. Bologni.

November 17 through November 22, 1884
CALLED BACK - by Hugh Conway and Comyns Carr. Presented by the Madison Square Theatre Company including Robert Mantell, W. J. Ferguson, C.P. Flockton, Miss Millwood..

November 24 through November 29, 1884
WAGES OF SIN! - drama by Frank Harvey. Starring Agnes Booth, with Charles C. Maubury and Charles Overton.

December 1 through December 6, 1884
SHADOWS OF A GREAT CITY - domestic comedy/drama by L. R. Shewell. Starring B. R. Graham, O.H. Barr, George R. Edeson, Julia Stuart, Annie Ward Tiffany, Clementine, Vaughn.

December 8 through December 13, 1884
JOSEPH JEFFERSON! - performing Cricket on the Hearth, Lend Me Five Shillings!, and Rip Van Winkle.

December 14, 1884
COLONEL ROBERT C. INGERSOLL LECTURE

December 15 through December 20, 1884
THE PAVEMENTS OF PARIS - dramatic spectacle by adapted from the French by Felix Morris. Starring Felix Morris.

December 22 through December 27, 1884
PRIVATE SECRETARY - comedy by C.H. Hawtrey. Cast includes: Charles Coote, Albert Lipman, M.A. Kennedy, and C. W. Stokes, Henrietta Crosman, May Gallagher, Fanny Addison. Presented by the Madison Square Theater Company, M.H. Mallory, manager..

December 29, 1884 through January 3, 1885
YOUNG MRS. WINTHROP! - by Bronson Howard. Presented by the Madison Square Theater Company. Starring George Clarke, Thomas Whiffen, and C. E. Lothian.


1885 [complete]
Manager: W.H. Rapley (son of W.W.)

January 5 through January 10, 1885
MR. & MRS. W. J. FLORENCE - performing The Mighty Dollar, Our Governor, The Ticket-of- Leave Man.

January 12 through January 17, 1885
RHEA - performing The American Countess (by Howard Carroll), Arcadia (by Victorien Sardou), Camille (by Alexandre Dumas), Lady Ashley (by Barron Bates), Frou Frou, The Power of Love (by Victorien Sardou), A Dangerous Game.

January 19 through January 24, 1885
MAY BLOSSOM - domestic drama by David Belasco. Starring Georgia Cayven and Joseph Wheelock and the Madison Square Theater Company. Presented by Charles Frohman.

January 26 through January 31, 1885
WE, US AND CO. - comedy by W. A. Mestayer and C. Barnard. Starring W. A. Mestayer and Theresa Vaughn. Presented by John H. Russell.

February 2 through February 7, 1885
FEDORA - by Victorien Sardou. Starring Fanny Davenport. Cast includes Henry Lee, Eugene Ol Jepson, Melbourne McDowell, Blanche Weaver, Nellie Irving, Annette Marska.

February 9 through February 14, 1885
MY PARTNER - by Bartley Campbell. Starring Louis Aldrich, with Charles Mason, E.S. Tarr, E.A. White, Otis Shattuck, Dora Goldthwaite, Clara Flagg, Louise Morse.

February 16 through February 20, 1885
SKIPPED BY THE LIGHT OF THE MOON - comedy by and starring Louis Harrison and John Gourlay. Presented by Sam Harrison.

February 19, 1885 Matinee (xerox only)
ELKS CLUB BENEFIT -- featuring Mr. J.K. Emmett with his full company and orchestra

February 23 through February 27, 1885
VICTOR DURAND - drama by Henry Guy Carleton. Starring Lester Wallack and Company. During the run (February 26), the Theatre was CLOSED BY FIRE. The sets burned in the fire.

October, 1885
THEATRE REOPENS
Julia Wheeler read an "almost interminable" poem written for the occasion by Edwin Crapsey. Included was the sentiment:
"Behold a phoenix from the ashes came
Behold the drama's new and splendid home!"

October 5 through October 10, 1885 [HNNT]
RHEA -- appearing with her company in Lady Ashley (romantic comedy by Barron and Bates), Frou-Frou, A Dangerous Game, The Power of Love. Company includes Ella Wren, Mae Clark, Julia Wheeler, Annie Mackay, A.H. Forrest, J.T. Sullivan, R.G. Wilson, C.T. Vincent, Perry Sage.

October 12 through October 17, 1885
HUMBUG - farce by Fred Marsden. Starring Roland Reed, with Augustus Cook, H. Rees Davies, William C. Andrews, Oliver L. Jenkins, Joseph Gobay, Oliver L. Jenkins, Charles Patterson, Madge Carr, Bertie Damon, Annie Mortimer.

October 19 through October 24, 1885
MONTE CRISTO - from the book by Alexandre Dumas, adapted by Charles Fechter. Starring James O'Neill. Cast includes J.W. Shannon, W.H. Wallis, H.B.Bradley, John V. Melton, Howard Gould, S.Miller Kent, J.H. Shewell, Marry McClusky, Katie Stokes, Annie Boudinot, Fannie Henry, Marie Floyd.

October 26 through October 31, 1885 [xerox only]
SKIPPED BY THE LIGHT OF THE MOON - comedy written by and starring Louis Harrison and John Courlay.

November 2 through November 7, 1885
MR. AND MRS. W. J. FLORENCE - starring in Mighty Dollar, Dombey and Son (adapted from Dickens by John Brougham), Our Governor (comedy by George H. Jessop and William Gill).

November 9 through November 16, 1885
A RAG BABY - comedy by Charles Hoyt. Starring John T. Craven, Albert Riddle and Tony Williams. Under the management of Eugene Tompkins.

November 16 through November 21, 1885
SHADOWS OF A GREAT CITY - drama by L.R. Shewell. Starring Nelson Wheatcroft, H.W. Herman, George R. Edeson, Edna Carey, Annie Ward Tiffany.

November 23 through November 28, 1885
THE WAGES OF SIN - drama by Frank Harvey. Starring Charles C. Maubury and Charles Overton.

November 30 through December 5, 1885
IN SPITE OF IT ALL - Steele Mackaye's version of the play by Victorien Sardou. Starring Minnie Maddern and Richard Mansfield.

December 6, 1885
JOHN PHILLIP SOUSA - 1st Sunday concert. Soloists include Kate deJonge, Walter Smith and Ernest Lent.

December 7 through December 11, 1885
JOSEPH JEFFERSON AND HIS COMEDY COMPANY - presenting Rip Van Winkle (Washington Irving), Cricket on the Hearth (by Charles Dickens) and Lend Me Five Shillings. Under the management of Mr. C.B. Jefferson.

December 14 through December 20, 1885
THE NEW YORK THALIA OPERA COMPANY presenting The Beggar Student, Baccaccio, The Black Hussar, Die Fledermaus, Manon, The Postillion of Longemau. [Note: the Opera Company had changed its name to the Amberg New York Thalia Opera Company by 1886.]

December 20, 1885
JOHN PHILLIP SOUSA -- 2nd Sunday concert. Presenting a grand vocal and instrumental concert.

December 21 through December 26, 1885
LOTTA - starring in M'lle Nitouche (by H.Meilhac and A. Milaud), Musette (by Fred Marsden). Company includes P. August Anderson, Frank Carlyle, James A. Mahoney, Frank Parker, Charles H. Bradshaw, J.H. Stuart, Elsie Gerome, Emma Hinckley, Adelaide Eaton.

December 27, 1885
JOHN PHILLIP SOUSA - 3rd Sunday Concert. Featuring Frank Pearson, Juliette Corden, Mamie Morrice, Walter Smith and the Full Marine Band.

December 28, 1885 through January 2, 1886
ANNIE PIXLEY - starring in M'Liss and Zara (comedy by Marsden).

1886 [complete]
January 3, 1886
JOHN PHILLIP SOUSA AND THE FULL MARINE BAND - 4th Sunday concert. With Miss Louise Pyk, soprano, The Arion Quartette, and Messrs. Smith and Petrola, Cornet soloists.

January 4 through January 9, 1886
BOSTON IDEAL OPERA COMPANY - present Giralda; Bohemian Girl; Victor, the Bluestocking; Musketeers; and Fra Diavolo. Company includes W.H. MacDonald, Tom Karl, J.A. Montgomery, W.H. Clark, Zelie de Lussan, Agnes Huntington, Florence Reed and Lizzie Burton.

January 10, 1886
JOHN PHILIP SOUSA AND THE FULL MARINE BAND - 5th Sunday concert.

January 11 through January 16, 1886
FEDORA! - by Victorien Sardou. Starring Fanny Davenport. Cast includes R.B. Mantel, Eugene O. Jepson, Melbourne McDowell, Sheldon Kinnecom, W.J. Hurley, F. Williard, Edgar L. Davenport, Marie Sheldon, Nellie Irving, Stella Yrevor, Maggie Gray.

January 17, 1886
JOHN PHILIP SOUSA AND THE FULL MARINE BAND - 6th Sunday concert. Featuring Dora Wiley, soprano; H.A. Foresman, Baritone, Signor Giuseppi San Gioga, Clarionettist; Wlater F. Smith, Cornettist.

January 18 through January 23, 1886
CLARA MORRIS - starring in Miss Multon, L'Article 47; New Magdalen, Alixe, Camille, The Mountebank. Supported by Eben Plympton (who took the lead in "The Mountebank"), James L. Arhart, Carl Ahrendt, Clara Ogden, L. W. Browning, Bijou Heron, Mrs. Farren, Vivia Ogden, Ada Crisp and Marian Lester.

January 24, 1886
JOHN PHILIP SOUSA AND THE FULL MARINE BAND - 7th Sunday concert. Featuring Maggie Mitchell, soprano; Mrs. H.H. Mills, contralto; Louis Tilleux, French horn.

January 25 through January 30, 1886
RHEA AND HER COMEDY COMPANY present A Dangerous Game (Sardou), Tragedy and Comedy, Pygmalion and Galatea (W.S. Gilbert), Frou-Frou, The Power of Love (Sardou), and An Unequal Match (Tom Taylor). Company inlcudes Annie Mackay, R.G. Wilson, Percy Sage, George Learock, Edward Warren, Ella Wren, Julia Wheeler, Adelaide Fitzallen.

February 1 through February 6, 1886
THE MIKADO - libretto by W.S. Gilbert and music by Arthur Sullivan. Presented by the J.C. Duff Comic Opera Company. Starring Charles W. Dungan, Harry MacDonough, Digby Bell, Charles Plunkett, Hamilton Adams, Laura Joyce Bell.

February 7, 1886
HARRY W. FRENCH LECTURE on "Paris, Past and Present"

February 8 through February 13, 1886
A PRISONER FOR LIFE - drama by Anicet Bourgois. Starring J.B. Studley and his company, including John Swinburne, C.L. Farwell, E.L. Tilton, J.W. Fenton, Arthur Goldthorp, Inez Rochelle, Sara Neville, Henrietta Irving, Martha Wren.

February 14, 1886
HARRY W. FRENCH LECTURE on "Paris, Past and Present" (by special request)

February 15 through February 20, 1886
OUR JOAN - domestic drama by Herman Merivale. Starring Rose Coghlan. Cast includes Frazer Coulter, B.R. Graham, C.A. McManue, Luke Martin, George Deyo, W.S. Thompson, James F. Richard, Florence Robinson, Emma Hagger. Management by Clinton J. Edgerly.

February 21, 1886
WILLIAM S. ROBERTS AND VIRGINIA ROBERTS -- present an evening of Mind Reading and Cabinet Manifestations.

February 22 through February 27, 1886
THE PRIVATE SECRETARY - comedy combining the work of Mr. Hawtry and many original scenes and situations by Mr. Gillette. Starring William Gillette. Cast includes M.A. Kennedy, Frank Tannahill, Jr., H.A. Moray, Thomas Curran, Maud Haslam, Helen Corlett, Fannie Addison, Alice G. Sherwood.

February 23, 1886 (afternoon)
A RUSSIAN HONEYMOON - by Mrs. Burton Harrison. Presented in behalf of the Ladies' Mount Vernon Association.

February 28, 1886 [no program file]
HARRY FRENCH LECTURE on Italy and the Alps.

March 1 through March 6, 1886
HELD BY THE ENEMY - first production in Washington of the drama by William Gillette. Starring Henry Talbott, Arthur Forrest, A.S. Lipman, John Woodard, Chas. Bowser, H.M. Pitt, William Yearance, Victor Harmon, Elliott Townsend, E.A. Barron, G.D. Fawcett, Mrs. Nellie Taylor, Carrie Turner and Louise Dillon. Directed by Max Freeman.

March 3 and March 4, 1886 (matinee)
PRINCE LICHTENSTEIN'S ORIGINAL HUNGARIAN GYPSY BAND - M. Olah, leader; C. Biringer, Manager.

March 8 through March 13, 1886
VAUTOUR, THE EXILE - by Adolphe D'Ennery. Starring Robert L. Downing and Miss Constance Hamblin. Cast includes Frank Carlysle, J.L. Edwards, Joseph Nagle Jr., Joseph Wilkes, Julia Sidney, Clarice Thayer, Emily Cowles, Elise Devoe. Management by A. B. Anderson.

March 15 through March 20, 1886
EMMA ABBOTT and the GRAND ENGLISH OPERA COMPANY, performing La Traviata, Mikado, Bohemian Girl, Linda of Chamouni and Il Trovatore. Wetherell and Pratt, directors.

March 21 and March 28, 1886
ARCHDUKE JOSEPH'S HUNGARIAN GYPSY BAND - performances by the National Ochestra from Hungary. Farencz Garay, Leader and Yanos Pronay, interpreter and director.

March 22 through March 27, 1886
WE, US AND CO. -- whimsical musical absurdity by W.A. Mestayer. Starring W.A. Mestayer and Theresa Vaughn and their company of comedians and vocalists.

March 29 through April 3, 1886
STORM BEATEN - drama by Robert Buchanan. Starring Edmund Collier, with Joseph P. Winter, Archie Cowper, L.F. Rand, Will H. Mayo, Lizzie C. Hudson, Charlotte Wayland, Grace Sherwood, Louise Hamblin.

April 5 through April 10, 1886
THATCHER, PRIMROSE AND WEST'S MINSTRELS

April 12 through April 17, 1886
HUMBUG - comedy by Fred Marsden. Starring Roland Reed. Cast includes Augustus Cook. H. Rees Davies, William C. Andrews, Madge Carr, Emily Kean, Annie Mortimer.

April 19 through April 24, 1886
JOSEPH JEFFERSON AND HIS COMEDY COMPANY - performing Cricket on the Hearth (based on a Charles Dickens' story), Lend Me Five Shillings, and Rip Van Winkle. Company includes Edwin Varrey, Julius Kahn, George W. Lynch, Lillian Lee May Woolcott, Connie Jackson.

April 26 through May 1, 1886
BOSTON IDEAL OPERA COMPANY present Maid of Honor; Adina, the Elixir of Love; Victor, the Bluestocking; Fra Diavolo. Company includes W.H. MacDonald, H.C. Barnabee, Herndon Morsell, George Frothingham, Mena Cleary, Zelie de Lussan, Agnes Huntington, Lizzie Burton, Fannie Knight. W.H. Foster, manager.

May 3 through May 8, 1886
ENGAGED - burlesque comedy by W.S. Gilbert. Starring Mrs. John Drew, supported by Sidney Drew, Charles Walcot, Edward Lamb, J.H. Fitzpatrick, W. MacNichol, Louise Pearce, Elizabeth Andres, Sydney Cowell and Alice Rutter.

May 10 through May 15, 1886
MCNISH, JOHNSON AND SLAVIN'S MINSTRELS - Under the management of W.S. Cleveland.

May 17 through May 22, 1886 [no program file]
THE TOY PISTOL - Starring Tony Hart.

May 25, 1886 [no program file]
HENRY WARD BEECHER - lecture.

July 26 through July 31, 1886 [xerox only]
FALKA - comic opera by H.B. Farnie. Featuring the McGaull Opera Comique Company. Cast includes Bertha Ricci, Madame Galliard, Jose Knapp, DeWolf Hopper, Hubert Wilke.

September 13 through September 18, 1886
TALKED ABOUT - comedy by W. P. Cowper. Starring Viola Allen, with Mr. Leslie Allen (her father).

September 20 through September 25, 1886
FREDERICK WARDE - Starring in Damon and Pythias, Ingomar, Richard III, Virginius, Richelieu, Galba, the Gladiator. Company includes Eugenie Blair, Emmie Willmont, Mattie Wood, Charles D. Herman, Thomas E. Garrick, L.F. Rand.

September 27 through October 2, 1886
FRANK MAYO - starring in two productions: The Three Guardsman (based on the Dumas novels)and Nordeck (romantic drama by Mayo and Wilson). Cast inlcudes Clemant St. Martin, James H. Taylor, Neil Grey, Fannie Graham, Alice Fischer, Alice Lorimer.

October 4 through October 9, 1886
THATCHER, PRIMROSE AND WEST'S MINSTRELS - including George Thatcher, George H. Primrose, William H. West, Billy Rice, George H. Edwards, George W. Powers, Ed Marble, H.C. Talbot, Burt Shepard.

October 11 through October 16, 1886
THE GREAT HERMANN - magician, assisted by Mme. Hermann.

October 18 through October 23, 1886
MARIE AIMEE in her farewell appearance. Performing two comedies, Divorcons (by Victoriene Sardou) and Mam'zelle (by Jessop and Gill). Cast includes Thomas H. Burns, A. De. Campo, John Marble, Newton Chisnell, Lester Victor, Collin Varry, Clara Baker, Jennie Williams.

October 25 through October 30, 1886
WOMAN AGAINST WOMAN - drama by Frank Harvey. Starring Effie Ellser, with Frank Weston, Archie Boyd, Howe Robbins, Mattie Earle, Florence Field, E.L. Davenport. Under the management of Marc Klaw.

November 1 through November 6, 1886 [filed under James]
LOUIS JAMES AND MARIE WAINWRIGHT - Starring in Virginius, Richelieu, The Merchant of Venice, Katherine and Petruchio, Much Ado About Nothing, Hamlet.

November 8 through November 13, 1886
NANON or THE HOSTESS OF THE GOLDEN LAMB - comic opera by Richard Genee. Presented by the Carleton Opera Company, including Samuel, Alice Vincent, Clara Wisdon, Josephine Bartlett, Charles H. Drew, Jay C. Taylor, Joseph GreeneFelder, Robert Broderick.

November 15 through November 20, 1886 [no program file]
MIXED PICKLES! - comedy by T. H. Sayre. Starring Frank G. Cotter and the Superb Comedy Company.

November 22 through November 27 (matinee), 1886
MINNIE MADDERN -- starring in Caprice (comedy by Howard P. Taylor), Dangerous News (comedy by Minnie Maddern). Cast includes William Morris, T.J. Herndon, D.G.Longworth, Frank Karrington, George Bailey, Henry Webster, Odette Tyler, Mary Maddern, Addie Baker.

November 29 through December 4, 1886
A WALL STREET BANDIT - comedy/drama by A. C. Gunter. Starring Atkins Lawrence and Viola Allen. Cast includes Leslie Allen, William Richardson, W.L. Dension, Cora Macy, Edith Bird.

December 6 through December 11, 1886
WE, US AND CO. - whimsical musical absurdity by W.A. Mestayer. Starring W.A. Mestayer and Theresa Vaughn and their company of comedians and vocalists.

December 13 through December 18, 1886
AMBERG'S NEW YORK THALIA OPERA COMPANY - performing Don Caesar, Czar and Zimmerman, The Black Hussar, The Merry War, Gasperone, Nanon or the Hostess of the Golden Lamb, The Trumpeter of Sackingen.

December 19, 1886 [no program file]
ANNA EVA FAY and her company of English Mediums presents a Religious Illustrated Lecture.

December 20 through December 25, 1886
LOTTA - starring in Little Nell and the Marchioness, Bob, The Little Dectective, Musette, Nitouche. Cast includes Fred Lennox and P. August Anderson, Berte Coote, Sara Manypenny, Josie Shepherd.

December 27, 1886 through January 1, 1887
ALONE IN LONDON OR A WOMAN AGAINST THE WORLD - drama by Robert Buchanan. Starring Cora Tanner, supported by Col. W. E. Sinn's, Brooklyn (NY) Park Theatre Company. Managed by Col. William E. Sinn.

1887 [complete]
January 3 through January 15, 1887
BOSTON IDEAL OPERA COMPANY - present Martha; Adina or The Elixir of Love; Victor, The Bluestocking; Maid of Honor; Fra Diavolo; Martha, and Bohemian Girl. Principals include: Zelie De Lussan, Louise Lablanche, Marie Stone, H.C. Barnabee, W.H. Clark, Tom Karl, W.H. Lawton, W.H. Macdonald, Clement Bainbridge, and Ivan Morawski.

January 17 through January 22, 1887
THE DEACON'S DAUGHTER - comedy by A.C. Gunter. Starring Annie Pixley. Cast includes M.C. Daly, Davenport Rebus, W.G. Revnier, Harry Maek, Annie Barclay, Irene Avenal.

January 24 through January 26, 1887 [xerox only]
THE KIRMES - series of dances in tableau, with elaborate costumes. Performed by local ladies and gents. President and Mrs. Cleveland attended one of the performances.

January 27 through January 29, 1887
HAVERLY'S AMERICAN EUROPEAN MINSTRELS

January 31 through February 5, 1887
NANCY AND CO. - comedy by Augustin Daly. Presented by the Arthur Rehan Company: Frank Carlyle, Harry Hotto, Harold Russell, Edward Warren, Owen Westford, J.S. Hoffman, Clara F. Maeder, Lily Vinton, Ethel Brandon, Charline Weidman, Carrie Turner.

February 7 through February 12, 1887 [xerox only]
MISS MAY FORTESCUE - in her first Washington appearance, with her own company. Starring in Gretchen (by W.S. Gilbert), Sweethearts and King Rene's Daughter (by W.S. Gilbert), Frou-Frou. Directed by Al Hayman.

February 14 through February 19, 1887 [filed under Barrett]
WILSON BARRETT AND MISS EASTLAKE -- in Repertory, present Claudian, Hamlet, Clito and a triple bill of Chatterton, A Clerical Error, and The Color Sergeant. Assisted by the London Princess Theatre Co.

President Cleveland and his family attended the performance of Hamlet.

February 21 through February 26, 1887
J.C. DUFF COMIC OPERA COMPANY -- performing Iolanthe (Gilbert and Sullivan), A Trip to Africa (Franz von Suppe), Gasparone. Starring Lillian Russell, J. H. Ryley, Harry S. Hilliard, Charles W. Dungan, John E. Nash, Bessie Cleveland.Musical director J.S. Hiller; stage manager, John E. Nash.

March 1 through March 5, 1887
SARAH BERNHARDT - performing La Dame Aux Camillias, Fedora, Frou Frou, Le Maitre de Forges, and Adrienne Lecouveur.

March 7 through March 12,1887
MR. AND MRS. W. J. FLORENCE AND CO. - presenting Dombey and Son, The Mighty Dollar, Our Governor, The Flirt, and Ticket-of-Leave Man. Cast includes Laura Clarion, Earle Sterling.

March 14 through March19, 1887 [no program file]
PRIMROSE, THATCHER AND WEST'S MINSTRELS

March 21 through March 25, 1887
PA! - comedy by Sol Smith Russell. Starring Sol Smith Russell and Mattie Ferguson, Virginia Nelson, Emma Hagger, Emily Baneker, Frederick Percy Marsh, Frank Lawton, A.H. Warren, Fred Pl Ham, and C. Van Etten.

March 28 through April 2, 1887
THEODORA - by Victorien Sardou. Starring Lillian Olcott, with Horace Vinton, Hudson Liston, and J.W. Kail.

April 4 through April 9, 1887
HAVERLY'S ORIGINAL MASTODON MINSTRELS

April 11 through April 16, 1887
DION BOUCICAULT -- starring in Kerry, Fin Mac Cool and The Jilt. Cast includes Georgia Cayvan, Julia Stuart, Joseph W. Walsh, Dan Maguinnis, Fritz Williams, H.J. Lethcourt, W.J. Ferguson, Fred Corbett, Helen Bancroft, Mary Barker.

April 17, 1887 [xerox only]
GENERAL GEORGE A. SHERIDAN LECTURE - The Modern Pagan.

April 18, 1887
JIM, THE PENMAN - drama by Sir Charles L. Young. Starring Frederic Robinson, H.M. Pitt, Alexander Salvini, E. M. Holland, Agnes Booth, Miss Maud Harrison, Mrs. E.J. Phillips and Miss May Robson. One night only, "by invitation of the President of the United States and Others" for the benefit of the Actors Fund.

President and Mrs. Cleveland attended the performance and received the cast at the White House prior to the performance.

April 19 through April 23, 1887 [xerox only]
THE MAIN LINE -- a love romance by Henry C. deMille and Charles Barnard. Starring Frederic Robinson, H.M. Pitt, Alexander Salvine, and E. M. Holland.

April 25 through April 30, 1887
ROBERT DOWNING AND COMPANY -- appearing in Spartacus and Julius Caesar (by William Shakespeare). Cast includes Henry Aveling, Harry Meredith, T.F. McOabe, Lawrence Hanley, John Swinburne, Mercedes Malarini, Lilian Thompson. Presented by Joseph H. Mack.

May 2 through May 7, 1887
EMMA ABBOTTT and THE GRAND ENGLISH OPERA COMPANY - present Chimes of Normandy, Erminie, Lucretia Borgia, La Traviata The Mikado, Bohemian Girl, Il Trovatore, Mignon, Carnival of Venice. Company includes Lizzie Annandle, Marie Hindle, Fernando Michelena, William Pruette, William Broderick, Thomas Daly. Directed by Wetherell and Pratt.

President and Mrs. Cleveland attended the performance of Il Trovatore.

May 9 through May 21, 1887 (two weeks) [xerox only]
KELLAR, THE MAGICIAN - an illusionist

May 23 through May 28, 1887 [no program file]
THE PASSING REGIMENT - comedy by Augustin Daly.

May 29, 1887 (Sunday)
JOHN PHILIP SOUSA AND THE U.S. MARINE BAND - presenting works by Thomas, Sousa, Rossini, Verdi, Soderman, Fahrbach, Wagner, Godfrey, Gounod and Marenco. W.F. Pruette, Baritone, Walter F. Smith, Cornet Soloist, R.F. Cardella, Accompanist.

May 30 through June 4, 1887
DOCKSTADER'S MINSTRELS - featuring Stephen Foster melodies.

June 2, 1887 (afternoon)
GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY LAW SCHOOL COMMENCEMENT

June 6, 1887 [xerox only]
NATIONAL UNIVERSITY LAW DEPARTMENT COMMENCEMENT

June 7, 1887 (afternoon) [xerox only]
COLUMBIAN UNIVERSITY LAW DEPARTMENT COMMENCEMENT

June 7 through July 9, 1887
FITZ-GERALD OPERA COMPANY - presents Nanon (by Genee), A Night in Venice (by Johann Strauss), The Mascot (by Audran), and Patience (by Gilbert and Sullivan). Cast includes Verona Jarbeau, Clara Lane, Helene Vandonhoff.John Howson, Harry Standish, Joseph S. Greensfelder, William F. Pruette, William H. Fitzgerald.

August 22 through August 27, 1887 [xerox only]
RUSSIA - by Miss Behren. Starring Frank C. Bangs, Messrs. Colton and Ambrose, Miss Livingston and Miss Waldren. Under the management of E.E. Hume.

The production never happened due to an actors' strike -- a first for the National Theatre. Actors, fearing they would not be paid because sales for the production were not large, went on strike. Patrons who had purchased tickets received a refund.

September 19 through September 24, 1887
THATCHER, PRIMROSE AND WEST'S MINSTRELS - Under the management of Henry J. Sayers.

September 26 through October 1, 1887
BEACON LIGHTS - romantic play managed by Chauncey G. Pulsifer. Starring George Learock, T.J. Herndon, J. Hay Cossar, Ralph Dorman, Neva Wharton.

October 3 through October 8, 1887
A PAIR OF KIDS - satirical musical comedy by Ezra F. Kendall. Starring Ezra F. Kendall.

October 10 through October 15, 1887
THE CARLETON OPERA COMPANY - in repertory, present Nanon the Beautiful (a comic opera) and The Merry War. Company includes W.T. Carleton, Lily Post, Fanny Rice, Jay Taylor, Herman Ehrendt, Robert Broderick and Charles Drew.

October 17 through October 22, 1887
FREDERICK WARDE IN REPERTORY - starring in Galba, The Gladiator; Damon and Pythias, Virginius, Katherine and Petruccio, Brutus, Gaston Cadol and Richard III. Company includes Eugenie Blair, Augusta Foster, Clarence Handyside, T.E. Garrick, W.H. Edwards, William Stuart.

October 24 through October 29, 1887
THE GOLDEN GIANT -- new play by Clay Greene. Starring Mrs. McKee Rankin. Under the management of H.C. Miner.

October 31 through November 5, 1887
THE HIGHEST BIDDER - comedy. Starring E.A. Sothern and the first traveling company from the New York Lyceum Theatre. Directed by Daniel Frohman.

November 7 through November 12, 1887
ARABIAN NIGHTS -- burlesque by Alfred Thompson. Presented by the Imperial Burlesque Co. Company includes Loie Fuller, Lena Merville, Sally Williams, Lillie Alliston, Richard Golden.

November 13, 1887 (Sunday evening) [xerox only]
LEVY CONCERT COMPANY - featuring Levy, the cornetist, Stella Levy, Lulu Klein, Enrico Battestini, Lithgow James.

November 14 through November 19, 1887
HEARTS OF OAK - by James A. Herne. Starring James A. Herne, with Charles H. Clark, Phineas Leach, George C. Robinson, Grace Huntington, Helena Cartland, Mabel Winter and Little "Tot" Winter.

November 20, 1887 (Sunday evening) [xerox only]

LEVY CONCERT COMPANY - featuring Levy, the cornetist, Stella Levy, Lulu Klein, Enrico Battestini, Lithgow James.

November 21 through November 26, 1887
THATCHER, PRIMROSE AND WEST MINSTRELS - August Schroeder, Musical Director.

November 27, 1887 (Sunday evening) [xerox only]
LEVY CONCERT COMPANY - featuring Levy, the cornetist, Stella Levy, Lulu Klein, Enrico

November 28 through December 2, 1887
TURNED UP -- melodramatic farce by Mark Melford. Starring Nat C. Goodwin, supported by his own select comedy company. The evening began with a presentation of Goodwin's one-act farce, Lend Me Five Shillings.

December 5 through December 10, 1887
JIM, THE PENMAN - by Sir Charles Young. Starring Jos. E. Whiting, H.M. Pitt, Ian Robertson, W.J. Ferguson, S. Miller Kent, Junius B. Booth, H.S. Millward, Lysander Thompson, Harry J. Holliday, Edward Stancliffe, Miss Ada Dyas, Miss Evelyn Campbell, Miss Jennie Eustace, Miss Kate Ferguson. Presented by A.M. Palmer.

December 12 through December 17, 1887
CHECK 44 OR, TOBOGGANING - satire by W.A. Mestayer. Starring W.A. Mestayer and Theresa Vaughn and their company of comedians and vocalists.

December 19 through December 24, 1887
PAWN TICKET NO. 210 - by David Belasco and Clay M. Greene. Starring Lotta (in a play written especially for her).

December 26 through December 31, 1887
NANCY AND CO. and LOVE IN HARNESS - comedy by Augustin Daly. Presented by Arthur Rehan's Comedy Company, including Carrie Turner, Adele Waters, Clara Fisher Maeder, Lily Vinton, Charline Weidman, A.S. Lipman, George Parkes, Harry Hotto, D. Longworth and Harold Russell.


1888 [complete]
January 2 through January 7, 1888
DOROTHY - comedy/opera: by B.C. Stephenson, music by Alfred Cellier. Presented by the J.G. Duff Comic Opera Company, including William Hamilton, Eugene Oudin, John Brand F. Boudinot, Harry Paulton, J.E. Nash, Lillian Russell, Agnes Stone, Rose Leighton, Marie Halton..

January 9 through January 14, 1888 [xerox only]
BOSTON IDEAL OPERA COMPANY - present Daughter of the Regiment, Carmen, Martha, Elixir of Love, Fra Diavalo. Company includes Zelie de Lussan, Ida Klien, Harriet Avery, Helen Dudley Campbell, George Appleby, Frank Baxter, W.H. Clark, A.D. Saxon.

January 16 through January 21, 1888
HERMANN - magic presented by Mr. Herrmann, assisted by Mme. Herrmann.

January 23 through January 28, 1888
THE OLD HOMESTEAD - by Denman Thompson and George W. Rhyer. Starring Mr. Thompson. With George A. Beane, Walter Gale, Chauncey Olcott, Frank Thompson, Louisa Morse, Annie Thompson, Lillian Stone, Venie Thompson, Minnie Luckstone.

January 30 through February 4, 1888
MRS. CORA URQUHART POTTER -- performing Loyal Love (comedy by Ross Neal) and Romeo and Juliet. With Mr. Kyrle Bellew and Mr. Henry Lee. Henry C. Miner, Manager.

February 5, 1888 (Sunday evening only) [xerox only]
READINGS FROM DICKENS -- readings by his son, Charles Dickens, performing
Doctor Marigold and Bob Sawyer's Party.

February 6 through February 11, and February 20 through February 25, 1888 [two weeks]
NATIONAL OPERA SEASON -- performances of Tannhauser, Faust, The Queen of Sheba, Nero, The Hugenots, Aida, Lohengrin, and The Flying Dutchman in English. Charles E. Locke, General Manager, Gustav Hinrichs, conductor.

February 12, 1888
WASHINGTON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA - concert conducted by John Philip Sousa. Robert C. Bernays, concertmaster, assisted by Louise Natali, soprano, George Iseman, pianist, Henry Xander, accompanist.

February 13 through February 18, 1888
SHE -- by H. Rider Haggard. Dramatization by William Gillette, music by W.W. Furst. Starring Henry Aveling, William Faversham and Charles Bowser.

February 26, 1888
WASHINGTON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA - conducted by John Philip Sousa, assisted by Max Alvary, tenor and Henry Xander, pianist.

February 27 through March 3, 1888 [filed under James]
LOUIS JAMES AND MARIE WAINWRIGHT -- starring in Virginius (by Sheridan Knowles), Gretchen (drama by Mr. Gilbert), Othello, Hamlet and Much Ado About Nothing.

March 5 through March 10, 1888
THE EMMA ABBOTT GRAND OPERA COMPANY - present Il Trovatore (Verdi), Ruy Blas, Chimes of Normandy (Planquette), Mikado (Gilbert and Sullivan), Carnival of Venice, The Good Devil, Bohemian Girl. Starring Emma Abbott. Directed by Wetherell and Pratt.

March 12 through March 17, 1888
MR. AND MRS. W.J. FLORENCE starring in Our Governor (comedy by Jessop and Gill), Husband Hunting (one-act comedy by B.E. Woolf) and Dombey and Son (two-act dramatization of the Dickens novel), The Flirt (comedy by Gill and Melbourne), The Mighty Dollar (comedy by Wolf). Supported by Henry Pierson, C.J. Bell, Clarence Montaine, F. C. Wells, Miss Florence Noble, Miss Eleanor Lane, and Miss Belle Pierson.

March 19 through March 24, 1888
HELD BY THE ENEMY - by William Gillette. Starring Chas. W. Stokes, James E. Wilson, William Haworth, H.A. Moray, Frank Hervey, William Gillette, Jos. Humphreys, W.T. Doyle, T.A. Howe, Harry Rose, Jos. Rickard, James Stanton, Walter Crook, William Francis, Charles Stoddard, Mrs. Kate Denin Wilson, Miss Charlotte Behrens, Miss Minnie DuPree.

March 26 through March 31, 1888
THE JILT - by Dion Boucicault. Starring Dion Boucicault, Frank Roberts, Herbert Leonard, J.C. Padgett, R.A. Roberts, Luke Martin, Fred Corbett, Herbert Colby, Miss Thorndyke, Miss Jene Gordon, Miss Mary Barker, Miss Julia Stuart, Miss Elizabeth Rowland.

April 2 through April 7,1888
JIM, THE PENMAN - by Sir Charles Young. Starring A.M. Palmer, Joseph E. Whiting, S. Miller Kent, Ian Robertson, Guy Lindsley, Junius B. Booth, H.S. Millward, Lysander Thompson, Harry Holliday, Edward Stancliffe, Miss Ada Dyas, Miss Evelyn Campbell, Miss Jennie Eustace, Miss Kate Ferguson.

April 9 through April 14, 1888
THE WONDERFUL KELLAR - presentation of magic and natural phenomena.

April 23 through April 28, 1888
MAZULM, THE NIGHT OWL - pantomime by Imre Kiralfy. Starring Imre Kiralfy, the Vaidis Sisters, Dare Brothers, Braatz Brothers, Mlle. Qualtiz, and Mlle. Newman.

April 30 through May 3, 1888
THOMAS W. KEENE - Starring in Richard III, Othello, Julius Caesar, and Richelieu (by Edward Bulwar Lytton) With Joseph Wheelock. Directed by Ariel N. Barney.

May 5, 1888
PAUL KAUVAR - by Steele MacKaye. Grand production for the benefit of the Statue of Washington, presented by the United States to the Republic of France. Performance under the auspices of President and Mrs. Cleveland.

May 7 through May 12, 1888
LOST IN NEW YORK - comedy drama by Leonard Grover. Starring Messrs. Miles and Barton of the Bijou Opera House, NY.

May 14 through May 18, 1888
McNISH, JOHNSON & SLAVIN'S REFINED MINSTRELS - managed by E.M. Castine, directed by H.M. Morse.

May 19, 1888
AN EVENING OF MUSICAL PERFORMANCES - featuring Miss Emma Thursby, the Ricca Venetian Mandolin Quintette, Eugene de Danckwardt; Adele Aus der Ohe, L. Ricca. Program includes the Overture from Encouragement, arias from Faust and Rigoletto, a piano solo, and mandolin pieces by Boettger and Bucalossi. Henry Xander, accompanist.

May 21 through May 26, 1888
A NARROW ESCAPE - comedy drama by John A. Stevens. Starring Mr. Stevens and his comedy company, including Hudson Liston, Fred Lennox, Henry Holland, William Paul Brown, Marion Russell, Emily Lytton, Margaret Lanner, Georgie Dickson.

May 28 through June 2, 1888
THE QUEEN'S LACE HANDKERCHIEF - opera comique by Johann Strauss. Presented as part of the Summer Opera Season by the Grau Opera Comique Company, managed by E.G. Stone. Starring Lillian Conway, Murtha Porteus, Mabella Baker.

June 4 through June 9, 1888
THE MIKADO -- operetta by Gilbert and Sullivan. Presented as part of the Summer Opera Season by the Grau Opera Comique Company, managed by E.G. Stone. Starring N.S. Burnham, C.J. Campbell and George H. Broderick.

June 11, 1888 [xerox only]
GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY LAW SCHOOL - 26th annual commencement.

June 15, 1888
TESTIMONIAL TO LAVINIA SHANNON: THE MYSTERY OF AUDLEY COURT - starring
Ms. Shannon as Lady Audley.

June 20, 1888
THE MARBLE HEART - romance starring Edward H. Allen, Karl Decker, Arthur Moses. Benefit performance for the Little Sisters of the Poor.

August 27 through September 1, 1888
THE PAYMASTER - military melodrama by Duncan B. Harrison. Starring Duncan Bradley Harrison, Elmer E. Grandin, Fred D. Munroe, and Neil O'Brien.

September 3 through September 8, 1888
FORGIVEN - drama by Clay Greene. Starring Frederic Bryton. Cast includes Harry Harwood, Maurice Drew, Chiarle S. Titus, Frank Russell, Billie Deaves, May Thompson.

September 10 through September 15, 1888
A PAIR OF KIDS - satirical musical comedy by Ezra F. Kendall. Starring Mr. Kendall.

September 17 through September 22, 1888
THATCHER, PRIMROSE & WEST'S MINSTRELS -- management by D.W. Truss. Starring George Thatcher, George H. Primrose and W.H. West.

September 24 through September 29, 1888
THE TWO SISTERS - play. Starring Frank Mordaunt, Ernest Foster. A. J. Leavitt; Lavinia White, May Merrick, Emily Stowe..

October 1 through October 6, 1888
THE WORLD AGAINST HER - melodrama by Frank Harvey. Starring Kate Claxton with Charles A. Stevenson, accompanied by Arthur H. Forrest and Company.

October 8 through October 13, 1888
THE PRIVATE SECRETARY - comedy. Starring Harry Allen and Raymond Holmes. Cast includes Charles J. Bell, T.H. Joyce, John Archer, Eleanor Lane, Adele Clarke, Rose Snyder.

October 15 through October 20, 1888
MR. & MRS. W. J. FLORENCE -- performing in The Mighty Dollar (comedy by Woolf), Our Governor or His Little Hatchet (comedy by Jessop and Gill), Heart of Hearts (comedy by Arthur Jones), and Dombey and Son (by Charles Dickens, dramatized by Brougham).

October 22 through October 27, 1888
MAXULM THE NIGHT OWL - pantomime by Jerome Ravel. Presented by Imre Kiralfy. Starring M'lle Grassi, Mons. Arnold, M'lle Asteginao, Mr. J. Le Clair and the Dare Brothers. Supported by Imre Kiralfy's corps of danseuses.

October 29 through November 3, 1888
MARGARET MATHER IN REPERTORY- starring in Macbeth, The Honeymoon (comedy by John Tobin), Leah, Romeo and Juliet, Lady of Lyons. With J. B. Studley.

November 5 through November 10, 1888
JULIA MARLOWE IN REPERTORY --starring in Ingomar the Barbarian, the Hunchback, Twelfth Night.. Supported by Charles Barron and Ariel Barney's American Company. It was Miss Marlowe's first visit to Washington.

November 12 through November 17, 1888
A HOLE IN THE GROUND (A WAIL FOR THE WOES OF THE WAYFARER) - farce by Charles H. Hoyt. Cast includes Harry McDowell, Charles Mitchell, Lillian Ramsden, Georgia Lake.

November 19 through November 24, 1888
MONTE CRISTO - from the novel by Alexandre Dumas, adapted by Charles Fechter. Starring James O'Neill with J.W. Shannon, Carroll Fleming, J.H. Shewell.

November 26 through December 1, 1888
FREDERICK WARDE IN REPERTORY -- starring in Damon and Pythias, Virginius, Gaston or A Son of the Soil, Galba the Gladiator, Richard III and William Tell, the Hero of Switzerland. Supported by the Joseph Brooks' dramatic company.

December 3 through December 8, 1888
A PARLOR MATCH - comedy by Charles H. Hoyt. Starring Charles E. Evans and William Hoey. Management by Harry Mann.

December 10 through December 15, 1888
LORD CHUMLEY - comedy by Henry DeMille and David Belasco. Starring E.H. Sothern. Directed by Daniel Frohman.

December 17 through December 22, 1888
THE RIVALS - comedy by Richard Brinsley Sheridan. Starring Joseph Jefferson and his comedy company.

December 24 through December 29, 1888
THE WIFE - society comedy by David Belasco and Henry C. DeMille, directed by Daniel Frohman.

December 31, 1888 through January 5, 1889
LA CIGALE - comedy adapted from the French by Olive Logan. Starring Lotta.


1889 [complete]
January 7 through January 12,1889
J.C. DUFF OPERA COMPANY - present A Trip to Africa, and Gasparone. Starring Laura Bellini and Hubert Wilke. Cast includes Francis Gaillard, Harry Brown, Agnes Stone, Rose Leighton, J. A. Moore, Joseph Weisner, Maud Wilson. Under the management of James W. Morrisey.

January 14 through January 19, 1889
SHE - romance by H. Rider Haggard. Starring Laura Clement, Rose Snyder, William S. Harkins, Charles Bowser. Directed by Al Hayman.

January 21 through January 26, 1889
FASCINATION - comedy by Robert Buchanan. Starring Cora Tanner. Management by Col. William E. Sinn.

January 28 through February 2, 1889
NAT C. GOODWIN AND HIS COMEDY COMPANY - starring in A Royal Revenge (comedy adapted by Wm. Yardley) and Confusion (comedy by Joseph Derrick). Under the management of George W. Floyd.

February 4 through February 9, 1889
HERRMANN, THE MAGICIAN -- assisted by Mme. Herrmann and d'Alvani.

February 11 through February 16, 1889
JOCELYN - romantic drama by Charles F. Coghlan. Starring Rose Coghlan. Cast includes Wilton Lackaye. Under the management of Augustus Pitou.

`ebruary 17, 1889
THROUGH LONDON WITH CHARLES DICKENS - illustrated lecture and readings from the works of Charles Dickens by Frank Oakes Rose

February 18 through February 23, 1889
MISS ESMERALDA - burlesque by A. C. Torr and Horace Mills. Starring Nellie Farren, Fred Leslie and George Edwardes' London Gaiety Burlesque Company.

February 25 through March 2, 1889
EMMA ABBOTT GRAND ENGLISH OPERA COMPANY - presenting Yeoman of the Guard, Chimes of Normandy, Lucia, Il Trovatore, Norma, Ruy Blas, and Mikado.

March 3, 1889
BAYNE'S 69th REGIMENT BAND - present a "Monster Sacred Concert". Soloists: Mme Ida F. Cortada, Soprano, Mons. Louis J. Cornu, Violinist, Mr. H.A. Hall, Saxaphonist, Mr. S. Mygranto, Cornetist.

March 4 through March 9, 1889
PAUL KAUVER - drama by Steele Mackaye. Starring Joseph Haworth and Carrie Turner. Cast includes Ralph Delmore, R.E. Spencer, C. H. Vanderhoff, Edward Hurd, and Edward Coleman. Directed by the author.

March 11 through March 16, 1889
ARTHUR REHANS' COMPANY OF COMEDIANS - present Nancy & Company, 7-20-8 and Love in Harness.

March 18 through March 21, 1889
MINNIE PALMER AND HER COMPANY -- present My Brother's Sister (by Leonard Grover) and My Sweetheart (by William Gill).

March 25 through March 31, 1889
NATURAL GAS - farce comedy by H. Grattan Donnelly. Starring Henry V. Donnelly and Edward Girard, with May Yohe.

April 1 through April 6, 1889
ROBERT ELSMERE - drama by Mrs. Humphrey Ward. Cast includes E.H. Vanderfelt and John T. Sullivan, William Craven, C.A. Valentine, W. H. Thompson, Henry Holland, Dorothy Dorr, Effie Shannon, Kate Denin Wilson.

April 8 through April 13, 1889
THE CRYSTAL SLIPPER (OR PRINCE PRETTIWITZ AND LITTLE CINDERELLA spectacular extravaganza. Starring James Maas, Edwin Foy, Tom Martin, and James E. Sullivan.

April 14, 1889
LUDWIG IRISH CONCERT COMPANY CONCERT - conductor: C. Kendal Irwin; soloists: Adelaide Mullen, Annie Layton, Henry Beaumont, William Ludwig. A program of Irish melodies, ballads, sacred songs and instrumental music.

April 15 through April 20, 1889
JIM, THE PENMAN - by Sir Charles Young. Starring Joseph Whiting. Directed by Mr. A.M. Palmer.

April 22 through April 26, 1889
HE, SHE, HIM, HER - pantomime comedy by Charles P. Brown. Starring George H. Adams, assisted by Miss Toma Hanlon.

April 29 through May 4, 1889
LYDIA THOMPSON AND HER GRAND ENGLISH BURLESQUE COMPANY - presenting two burlesques: Penelope (by H.P. Stephens and Edward Solomon) and Columbus (by George Dance).

May 6 though May 11 (matinee), 1889
THE WOMAN HATER -- comedy by David D. Lloyd. Starring Roland Reed and his company, including Harry A. Smith, H. Rees Davies, Earnest Bartram, Wm. C. Andrews, Annie Lewis, Mattie Earle, Minnie Monk.

May 11, 1889
CHEEK - complimentary testimonial to Miss Annie Lewis, by Roland Reed and his company.

May 13 through May 16, 1889
STARLIGHT -- musical comedy. Starring Venona Jarbeau, a gifted comedienne.

May 17 and 18, 1889
MAY FESTIVAL OF MUSIC - featuring a local Washington chorus of 200 voices presenting two performances and two concerts by the Boston Symphony Orchestra.

May 27, 1889
PARADISE FLATS -- comedy by Hubbard T. Smith. Cast includes Miss Fielding Roselle, Rosa Cotterill, Mary Butterworth, Vangie Munson, Maria Roelker, H.T. Smith, P.C. Stevens, S. C. Elliott, Leonard C. Chew.

June 4, 1889 [xerox only]
MARTYN COLLEGE OF ELOCUTION, ORATORY AND ACTING - annual commencement featuring presentations by members of the graduating class.

June 9, 1889 [xerox only]
MARINE BAND CONCERT - for the benefit of the C & O canal victims of the Johnstown flood. Conducted by John Philip Sousa.

June 10, 1889 [xerox only]
GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY LAW SCHOOL - 27th annual commencement.

June 11, 1889
COLUMBIAN UNIVERSITY LAW SCHOOL - 24th annual commencement.

June 15, 1889 [xerox only]
THE BOHEMIANS - present two one-act comedies My Turn Next and Nan, the Good for Nothing. A benefit for the C& O canal sufferers of the Johnstown flood.

June 24 through June 29, 1889
FRA DIAVOLO - opera by Aube. Presented by the Thompson Opera Company.

July 1 through July 7, 1889
THE MASCOT - opera by Audran. Presented by the Thompson Opera Company.

July 8 through July 14, 1889
IL TROVATORE - opera by Verdi. Presented by the Thompson Opera Company.

July 15 through July 21, 1889
THE MERRY WAR - comic opera by Johann Strauss. Presented by the Thompson Opera Company.

July 22 through July 27, 1889
THE BOHEMIAN GIRL - opera by Balfe. Presented by the Thompson Opera Company.

August 8 through August 10, 1889 [xerox only]
HAVERLY-CLEVELAND MINSTRELS

September 2 through September 7, 1889
A PAIR OF KIDS - satirical musical comedy by Ezra F. Kendall. Starring Ezra F. Kendall.

September 9 through September 14, 1889
THE BURGLAR - comedy-drama by Gus Thomas. Starring A.S. Lipman, Sydney Drew, James T. Maffitt, Jr, Miss Sydney Armstrong, Gladys Drew.

September 16 through September 21, 1889
JIM, THE PENMAN - by Sir Charles Young. Starring Joseph Whiting. Cast includes Ellie Wilton and Charles Kent. Directed by Mr. A.M. Palmer.

September 23 through September 28, 1889
THE STILL ALARM - by Joseph Arthur. Starring Harry Lacy.

September 30 through October 5, 1889
LATER ON - musical farce/comedy by H.Grattan Donnelly. Starring Fred Hallen, Joe Hart, and Annie Lewis. Cast includes Millie Fuller, Josephine Hall, Robert Broderick, C.T. Vincent. Managed by Harry Hine.

October 7 through October 12, 1889
PRIMROSE AND WEST MODERN MINSTRELS - managed by Mr. D. W. Truss.

October 14 through October 19, 1889
SWEET LAVENDER - domestic comedy by A.W. Pinero. Presented by Daniel Frohman's Lyceum Theatre Stock Company, including Nelson Wheatcroft, Charles Walcot, Francis Carlyle, W.J. LeMoyne, Walter Bellows, Fred Tibbitts, Georgia Cayvan, Effie Shannon, Mrs. Charles Walcot, Mrs. Thomas Whiffen.

October 21 through October 26, 1889
PAUL KAUVAR - drama by Steele Mackaye. Starring Joseph Haworth and Carrie Turner. Directed by the author. Managed by E.G. Stone.

October 27, 1889
WASHINGTON SAENGERBUND SOCIETY CONCERT - program includes works by Weber, Tosti, Popper, Goltermann, Verdi. Orchestra conducted by Henry Donch; chorus directed by William Waldecker

October 28 through November 2, 1889
HELD BY THE ENEMY - war drama by William Gillette. Starring Charles W. Stokes, William Harcourt, Joline Butler, H. A. Morey, E.J. McCullough, Will Mandeville, Joseph Humphreys, Kate Denin Wilson, Maud Haslam and Minnie Dupree.. Directed by H. A. Rockwood.

November 3, 1889 [xerox only]
LEVY CONCERT COMPANY - performers include cornetist Jules Levy, soprano Madame Levy, contralto Mlle. Linde, pianist Edwin M Shonert.

November 4 through November 9, 1889
FREDERICK WARDE - starring in The Mountebank (by d' Ennery), Gaston Cadol (a love story by Celia Logan), Virginius (by Sheridan Knowles), Richard III (William Shakespeare).

November 11 through November 16, 1889
A PARLOR MATCH -- comedy by Charles H. Hoyt. Starring Charles E. Evans and William Hoey, with Minnie French.

November 18 through November 23, 1889
MR. & MRS. KENDAL AND COMPANY -- present A Scrap of Paper (comedy by Sardou), The Iron Master (by A.W. Pinero), The Queen's Shilling (comedy by J.W. Godfrey), The Weaker Sex (drama by A.W. Pinero). Directed by Daniel Frohman.

November 25 through November 30, 1889
RICHARD MANSFIELD AND COMPANY - present seven performances of Richard III (by William Shakespeare) and a Saturday matinee of A Doll's Home (social drama by Henrik Ibsen).

December 2 through December 7, 1889
JULIA MARLOWE IN REPERTORY -- starring in As You Like It (by William Shakespeare) Ingomar ( by Marie Lovell), As You Like It, Twelfth Night (by William Shakespeare), The Hunchback (by Sheridan Knowles), Pygmalion and Galatea (by W. S. Gilbert). Starring Julia Marlowe, with Eben Plympton. Company includes Milnes Levick, Ian Robertson, C. Leslie Allen, R.L. DeWitt, Mrs. M. A. Pennoyer, Emma Hinckley. Directed by Ariel Barney.

December 9 through December 14, 1889
THE RIVALS - comedy by Richard Brinsley Sheridan. Starring Joseph Jefferson and W.J. Florence. Cast includes Edwin Varrey, Frederick Paulding, George Frederick Nash, George W. Denham, Joseph Warren, Mrs. John Drew, Viola Allen, Agnes Miller. Under the management of C.B. and T. Jefferson.

December 16 through December 21, 1889 [filed under The Highest Bidder]
LORD CHUMLEY and THE HIGHEST BIDDER - comedies by E.H. Southern. Starring E.H. Southern. [The Highest Bidder was presented by request for one performance, on Saturday night.] Cast includes T.C. Valentine, Rowland Buckstone, W.B. Royston, Walter Craven, Tully Marshal, Evan K. Messer, Charlotte Tittell, Adelaide Thornton, Kitty Wilson. Presented by Daniel Frohman.

December 23 through December 28, 1889
OUR FLAT - comedy by Mrs. Musgrove. Presented by Daniel Frohman's Special New York Lyceum Company, including H. B. Conway, Thos. Whiffin, Mrs. Thorndyke, Katherine Coggswell, Alice Harrison Boucicault.

December 30, 1889 through January 4, 1890
WILSON BARRETT AND HIS COMPANY - performing Claudian (by Henry Herman), The Color Sergeant, A Clerical Error, Chatterton, Ben-My-Chree (by Hall Caine and Wilson Barrett), Hamlet and the Silver King (by H.A. Jones and Henry Herman). Starring Wilson Barrett, with Miss Eastlake.


1890 (complete)
January 6 through January 11, 1890
ROGER LaHONTE or A MAN'S SHADOW - presented by H.C. Miner. Starring William Terriss and Miss Jessie Millward.

January 9, 1890 (matinee)
MAID MARIAN - drama. Starring Miss Letitia Aldrich in her debut. Presented by Gustave Frohman.

January 13 through January 18, 1890
FASCINATION - comedy/drama by Robert Buchanan. Starring Cora Tanner, management by Col. Wm. E. Sinn.

January 20 through January 25, 1890
MARIE WAINWRIGHT - Starring in Twelfth Night (by William Shakespeare) and The Honeymoon (comedy by John Tobin). Company includes Barton Hill, Blanche Walsh, Will S. Ingersoll, William F. Owen, Percy Brooke, Louise Muldener.

January 27 through February 1, 1890
THE OOLAH - merry, comic opera. Starring Francis Wilson. Company includes Hubert Wilke, Charles Plunkett, Thomas H. Persse, Harry MacDonough, Laura Moore, Nettie Lyford, Ida Eissing.

February 3 through February 8, 1890 (xerox only)
A BRASS MONKEY - comedy by Charles H. Hoyt.

February 10 through February 15, 1890
A GOLD MINE - comedy by Brander Mathew and George H. Jessop. Starring Nat. C. Goodwin and company directed by John E. Warner.

February 17 through February 22, 1890
THE WIFE - society comedy by David Belasco and Henry C. deMille. Starring Boyd Putnam, Henry Herman and S. Miller Kent. Presented by Daniel Frohman's Lyceum Theatre Wife Company.

February 24 through March 1, 1890
EMMA ABBOT OPERA COMPANY - presents Mikado (Gilbert & Sullivan), Bohemian Girl (Balfe), Martha (Flotow), Ernani and Il Trovatore (Verdi), Romeo and Juliet (Gounod).

March 3 through March 8, 1890
MR. BARNES OF NEW YORK -- adapted by Archibald Clavering Gunter, Esq. from his romantic novel. Management by Frank W. Sanger.

March 17 through March 22, 1890
ROSINA VOKES AND COMPANY - present two programmes: A Game of Cards, The Circus Rider and The Rough Diamond; In Honor Bound, My Milliner's Bill, and A Pantomime Rehearsal. Starring Rosina Vokes and Felix Morris. Company includes Courtenay Thorpe, Charles J. Bell, Elenor Lane, Elsie Lombard.

March 24 through March 29, 1890 (xerox only)
LITTLE LORD FAUNTLEROY - presented by the Original New York Company. Starring Tommy Russell, Ray Maskell, and Wallie Eddinger.

March 31 through April 5, 1890 (xerox only)
A MIDNIGHT BELL -- comedy by Hoyt. Starring Richard J. Dillon and George Richards.

April 7 through April12, 1890
ROSE COGHLAN IN REPERTORY - starring in three productions: Peg Woffington comedy by Charles Reade), Forget-Me-Not, and Jocelyn. Company includes John T. Sullivan , G.H. Leonard, R.G. Elliott, F.W. McClellan, Helen Bancroft, Alice Fairbrother. Managed by Augustus Pitou.

April 14 through August 19, 1890
AUGUSTIN DALY'S COMPANY - presents As You Like It, Taming of the Shrew, The Country Girl, and A Woman's Wont, The Great Unknown, The Railroad of Love (Franz von Schoenthan and Gustav Kadelburg), Seven-Twenty-Eight - or Casting the Boomerang.

April 20 and 27, 1890 (xerox only)
J. RANDALL BROWN - program of mind reading

April 21 and April 26, 1890
WILSON BARRETT AND HIS COMPANY - performing The Silver King (by H.A. Jones and Henry Herman), The Color Sergeant (by Brandon Thomas), A Clerical Error (by H.A. Jones), Chatterton (by H.A. Jones and Henry Herman), Ben-My-Chree (by Hall Caine and Wilson Barrett), Hamlet, Clito (by Sidney Grundy and Wilson Barrett), What Women Will Do (by Addison Bright and Jerome K. Jerome). Starring Wilson Barrett, with Miss Eastlake. April 22nd afternoon performance for the benefit of the theatrical mechanics.

April 28 through May 3, 1890
NATURAL GAS - comedy by H.Grattan Donnelly. Starring Henry V. Donnelly and Edward Girard.

May 5 through May 10, 1890
INHERITED - by Richard Davey and Lucy Hooper. Starring Maude Granger (on tour) with Harry Mainhall.

May 12 through May 17, 1890
EDWARD HARRIGAN AND COMPANY -- present Squatter Sovereignty (drama by Edward Harrigan; original songs and music by Dave Braham) and Old Lavender (original drama by Edward Harrigan). Starring Edward Harrigan. Company includes Joseph Sparks, George Merritt, E.F. Gilpin, John Sparks, Hattie Moore, Fanny Bowman, Ada Lewis, Laura Booth.

May 19 through May 24, 1890 [xerox only]
EMMA JUCH GRAND OPERA COMPANY - present Faust, William Tell, Carmen, Mignon, Rigoletto, Il Trovatore, Der Freischutz.

May 26 through May 31, 1890
PRIMROSE AND WEST MINSTRELS - Managed by D.W. Truss.

June 2, 3 and 11, 1890
MARTYN COLLEGE OF ELOCUTION AND ORATORY - commencement exercises

June 4, 1890 [xerox only]
NATIONAL UNIVERSITY LAW SCHOOL COMMENCEMENT - Senator Daniel delivers the commencement address.

June 5, 1890
JENNIE O'NEILL POTTER in a special engagement, managed by Major J.B. Pond, for benefit of Kit Carson Post, No. 2.

June 11, 1890
CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS - by Webster Edgerly. Starring Edmund Shaftesbury and the Washington Academy of Acting. August Schroeder, musical director.

June 12, 1890 (xerox only)
COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY PREPARATORY SCHOOL - annual commencement

June 13 through June 18, 1890
PARADISE FLATS -- comedy by Hubbard T. Smith. Starring Miss Feilding Roselle, Mrs. Charles B. Reide, Miss Mary Whithorne. Directed by Albert Riddle, under the auspices of the Columbia Athletic Club.

August 25 through August 30, 1890 (xerox only)
PROFESSOR HERRMANN'S NEW TRANS-ATLANTIQUES -- variety show.

September 1 through September 6, 1890
U AND I - musical satire by Edgar Smith and Richard F. Carroll. Starring Gus Williams and John T. Kelly. Cast includes W.T. Courtright, Harry Kelly, Seymour G. Hess, Gertrude Zella Florrie West, Ada Boschell

September 8 through September 13, 1890
GEORGE THATCHER'S MINSTRELS

September 15 through September 20, 1890
A DARK SECRET - grand aquatic spectacle by C.B. Jefferson and H.S. Taylor. Starring J.S. Thompson and Joseph Mason.

September 22 through September 27, 1890
T.D. MARKS' NEW EUROPEAN INTERNATIONALS - directed by T.D. Marks and P.B. Shaffer.

September 29 through October 4, 1890
CASTLES IN THE AIR - opertta by Bryne and Kenker. Presented by De Wolf Hopper and the Opera Bouffe Company. Directed by Charles E. Locke and J. Charles Davis.

October 6, 1890 through October 11, 1890
THE CHARITY BALL - by David Belasco and Henry C. De Mille. Presented by Daniel Frohman's New York Lyceum Theatre Company. Presented by Daniel J. Frohman

October 13, 1890 through October 18, 1890
THE MERRY MONARCH - operetta: libretto by J. Cheever Goodwin; music by Emile Chabrier and Woolson Morse. Presented by Francis Wilson and Company.

October 20 through October 25, 1890 (xerox only)
PRIMROSE AND WEST'S MINSTRELS - company includes W. H. West, George Primrose and Lew Dockstader.

October 27 through November 1, 1890
BOSTON HOWARD ATHENAEUM STAR SPECIALTY COMPANY -- variety show presented by Rich and Harris.

November 2, 1890 [xerox only]
HILD-PARK CONCERT COMPANY - featuring Carl Hild, violin, Ella Joclyn, contralto, Frederick Gillette, baritone, and Annie Park, cornet.

November 3 through November 8, 1890
CONRIED'S COMIC OPERA COMPANY - presenting The King's Fool (by Adolph Mueller), The Gypsy Baron (by Johann Strauss).

November 10 through November 15, 1890
LOTTA - presenting Musette (comedy by Marsden), Spoiling the Broth (comic operetta by Offenbach), A Faint Heart, Nan the Good For Nothing (comic drama by Buckstone) and Ina (a musical comedy by A.K. Fulton).

November 17 through November 23, 1890
EMMA JUCH GRAND ENGLISH OPERA COMPANY -- present performances of Lohengrin, William Tell, The Flying Dutchman, Faust, The Bohemian Girl, The Huguenots, Rigoletto, William Tell. Starring Emma Juch, Georgine Von Januschowky, Carlotta Maconda, Marie Freebert, Lizzie MacNichol, Jennie Flower, Bernice Holmes, Charles Hedmondt, George Gould, Payne Clarke, John E. Belton, Henry Vogel Allerino Gannio, Otto Rathjens, Franz Vetta, E.N. Night, J.C. Miron, S.H. Dudley.

November 24 through November 29, 1890
THE GREAT HERMANN - magician

December 1 through 6, 1890 (xerox only)
ROBERT MANTELL IN REPERTORY -- performing Hamlet (by William Shakespeare). Starring Robert Mantell. Company includes Mark Price, J.H. Shewell, Guy Lindsley, Charlotte Behrens, Minnie Monk. Management by Augustus Pitou.

December 7, 1890 [no program file]
BOSTON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRAL CLUB CONCERT - present a sacred concert. Director: Max Bachert.

December 8 through December 13, 1890 (xerox only)
SHENANDOAH - by Bronson Howard.

December 15 through December 20, 1890
THE JEFFERSON-FLORENCE COMEDY COMPANY - performing The Rivals, and The Heir-at-Law. Starring Joseph Jefferson and W.J. Florence in both productions.

December 22 through December 27, 1890
A PARLOR MATCH - comedy by Charles H. Hoyt. Starring Charles E. Evans and William Hoey Directed by W. D. Mann.

December 29,1890 through January 3, 1891 [xerox only]
MARIE WAINWRIGHT IN REPERTORY - Starring in Twelfth Night (by William Shakespeare) and The Honeymoon (comedy by John Tobin). Company includes Barton Hill, Blanche Walsh, Will S. Ingersoll, William F. Owen, Percy Brooke, Louise Muldener.

1891 [complete]
January 5 through January 10, 1891
THE MASTER OF WOODBARROW - by Jerome K. Jerome. Starring E.H. Southern. Producer by Daniel Frohman

January 12 through January 17, 1891 [xerox only]
A MIDNIGHT BELL - comedy by Hoyt. Company includes George Richards, Eugene Canfield, and R.J. Dillon

January 19 through January 24, 1891
THE PRINCE AND THE PAUPER - by Mark Twain. Starring Elsie Leslie. Cast includes Arthur Elliott, W.F. Tibbets, D. Gildfether, Laura Booth, Estelle Sprague, Dora Leslie, G.W. Lynch, Walter B. Woods, Henry F. Godden, Charles Harris, Louis Hendricks, Produced by Daniel Frohman.

January 26 through January 31, 1891
THE UGLY DUCKLING - comedy/drama by Paul Potter. Starring Mrs. Leslie Carter. Casti includes Charles Canfield, E.J. Henley, W.H. Thompson, John Flood, R.F. Cotton, Raymond Holmes, Mervyn Dallas, Ida Vernon, Helen Bancroft, Helen Russell, Ida MacDonald, May Melville. Produced by David Belasco.

February 2 through February 7, 1891
THE MERRY MONARCH - operetta: libretto by J. Cheever Goodwin; music by Woolson Morse; orchestration by John Philip Sousa. Starring Francis Wilson and Company. Cast includes Charles Plunkett, Gilbert Clayton, Hubbard Smith, Willet Seaman, Laura Moore, Nettie Lyford, Cecile Eissing, Belle Hartz, Marie Jansen.

February 9 through February 14, 1891 [xerox only]
MYLES AROON -- comedy-drama written by W.J. Scanlon. Starring Irish actor W.J. Scanlon. Cast includes Mattie Ferguson.

February 15, 1891 [xerox only]
NATIONAL RIFLES MEMORIAL SERVICE

February 16 through February 21, 1891
LATER ON - musical farce by H. Grattan Donnelly. Starring Fred Hallen and Joe Hart. Cast includes John E. McWade, Harry Hilton, Sam P.Cutter, George O'Donnell, Annie Lewis and Molly Fuller.

February 23 through February 28, 1891 [xerox only]
ROSINA VOKES IN REPERTORY - starring in Percy Pendragon, A Double Lesson, My Lord in Livery, The Old Musician, Wig and Gown, and the Rough Diamond.. Starring Rosina Vokes, with Felix Morris.

March 2 through March 7, 1891
ROSE COUGHLAN - appearing three plays: Peg Woffington (comedy by Charles Reade), London Assurance (comedy by Dion Boucicault) and Lady Barter (comedy by Charles Coughlan). Under the management of August Pitou.

March 9 through March 14, 1891
THE CRYSTAL SLIPPER - spectacular extravaganza by Harry Smith. Directed by Richard Barker. Presented by the American Extravaganza Company, including Eddie Foy, Louise Montague, Ida Mulle, Topsy Venu, Fanny Daboll, Henry Norman.

March 16 through March 21, 1891
MARGARET MATHER IN REPERTORY - presenting Joan of Arc (by Jules Barbiere, translated and adapted by William Young), As You Like It (comedy by William Shakespeare), and Leah the Forsaken (drama by Mosenthal). Principal supporting actor: Otis Skinner. Company includes Louis Barrett, Giles Shine, Gilmore Scott, Carrie Jamieson, Beatrice Ingram.

March 23 through March 28, 1891 [xerox only]
MR. WILKINSON'S WIDOWS - comedy by William Gillette. Starring Joseph Holland. Cast includes Mrs. Dion Bonchicault, Frederick Bond, Henrietta Crosman, Thomas Buras, Thomas Wise, John W. Thompson, Maud White. Producer, Charles Frohman.

March 30 and April 3, 1891
MR. AND MRS. KENDAL IN REPERTORY -- assisted by their London Company present The Ironmaster (by A. W. Pinero), Impulse (comedy-drama by B.C. Stephenson), All For Her (drama by Herman C. Merivale and Palgrave Simpson), A Scrap of Paper (comedy by J. Palgrave Simpson), The Queen's Shilling (comedy by G. W. Godfrey). Directed by Daniel Frohman.

April 6 through April 11, 1891
THE BURGLAR - comedy-drama by Gus Thomas. Starring A.S. Lipman, with Harry Corson Clarke, L.A. Wagenhals, and Gertie Howan..

April 13 through April 18, 1891
AUGUSTIN DALY'S COMPANY - presenting The School for Scandal (by Richard Brinsley Sheridan), Taming of the Shrew (by William Shakespeare), A Night Off (by Franz von Schonthan), The Last Word (by Franz von Schonthan), Railroad of Love (by Franz von Schonthan and Kadlberg). Starring John Drew and Miss Ada Rehan. Company includes James Lewis, John Drew, Kitty Cheatham, Isabel Irving, Charles Leclerq.

April 20 through April 25, 1891
2PALMER'S MADISON SQUARE THEATRE COMPANY - present Captain Swift (by R. Haddon Chambers), A Pair of Spectacles (by Sidney Grundy), Saints and Sinners (by Henry Arthur Jones), and Jim, the Penman (by Sir Charles Young). Cast includes Maurice Barrymore, E.M. Holland, J.H. Stoddard, and Maud Harrison.

April 27 through May 2, 1891
THE STILL ALARM - by Joseph Arthur. Starring Harry Lacy, with Frank Norcross, Charles Lothian, Joseph Wilkes, Mrs. Sol Smith.

May 4 through May 9, 1891
THE PRIVATE SECRETARY -- by William Gillette. Starring David Steele, Harry Allen, Frank Tannehill Jr., H.AA. Morey, Herbert Fortier, Frank M. Kendrick, Edward Morey, Chas. Hamlin, Maude Giroux, Nettie Ferrell, Adele Clarke, Kate Wilson, Kate Burlingame. Directed by Charles Frohman and H.A. Rockwood. Presented by Charles Frohman.

May 11 through May 16, 1891
SHILOH - first Washington production of a new military drama by Conier. Cast includes John A. Lane, Frederick Vroom, Chars. W. Sutton, W.HJ. Levoen, Daniel Farrell, E.F. Nagle, Wilbur Hudson, Edwin Wayne, Guy Spangler, Wm. Bowker Lew Simmons, Leo Hamilton, Delancy Barclay, Charles Godfrey, James Acton, Emma Hinckley, Belle Bailey, Edna Perry, Ethel Keeley, Millie Fulmer. Directed by S.C. DuBois.

May 18, 1891
THE FLOWER QUEEN -- a cantata in three parts for the benefit of teachers' libraries. Cast includes 200 young ladies from local public schools, Hattie Meads, Ernest H. Daniel, Hellen Nye, Mamie Boteler, Olive Travers, Carrie Clark and Jessie Davis, Margaret Sherman, Lucy Mitchell, Florence Stidham, Annie K. Roller, Ida Wagner, May Belle Chambers, Marion Garrett, Flora Shinn, Virgie Clabaugh. Directed by Prof. J.H. Daniel.

May 25 through July 4, 1891
LAMONT OPERA COMPANY - during the summer opera season performs White Hussar, The Bohemian Girl, Royal Middy, Princess Toto, Girofle-Girolfa, Prince Methusalem, Company includes Helen Lamont, Lizzie Annandale, Beatrice Tiffnay, Marion Weller, Wm. Pruette, Walter Allen, Kirkland Calhoun, J.Y. Glisson, R.W. Guise and M.J. Thomas. Directed by S.W. Fort.

August 31 through September 5, 1891
ROBERT DOWNING IN REPERTORY -- Starring in Virginius (tragedy by Sheridan Knowles), Brutus (drama by John Howard Payne), Damon and Pythias (drama by John Bainim), Julius Caesar (by William Shakespeare), The Gladiator (tragedy by Saumet). Supported by Eugenie Blair and Fred C. Mosely.

September 7 though September 12, 1891
PRIMROSE AND WEST'S MODERN MINSTRELS - managed by D.W. Truss.

September 14 through September 19, 1891
HERMANN IN MAGIC, MIRTH AND MYSTERY - magic show starring Herrmann and Mme. Hermann.

September 21 through September 26, 1891
NATURAL GAS - comedy by H. Gratton Donnelly, revised by Frank Dumond, management by Samuel P. Cox. Starring Donnelly and Girard, accompanied by May Howard.

September 28 through October 3, 1891
TUXEDO -- an evening of entertainment. Starring the George Thatcher Minstrels, allied with the Rich & Harris Comedy Co.

October 5 though October 10, 1891
THE MIDDLEMAN - by Henry Arthur Jones. Starring E.S. Willard in his first Washington appearance. Cast includes Royce Carleton, Louis Massen, Harry Cane, Fred Tyler, Arthur Lewis, Percy Winter, Zeffie Tilbury, Emma Rivers, Maxine Elliot, May Roberts, Nannie Craddock. Presented by A.M. Palmer.

President and Mrs. Harrison attend the October 10th performance.

October 12 through October 17, 1891
A FAIR REBEL - military comedy/drama by Harry P. Mawson. Starring Edward R. Mawson with Fanny Gillette. Cast includes J.P. Keefe, W.S. St.Clair, Will D. Ingram, Maurice Pike, Kate Walters, Emma Fusythe, Leslie Tillson.

October 19 through October 24, 1891
BOYS AND GIRLS - comedy by John J. McNally. Staring Rich and Harris' Merry Comedy Company.

October 26 through October 31, 1891 [xerox only]
AUGUSTUS PITOU'S STOCK CO. -- present Geoffrey Middleton, Gentleman (comedy drama by Miss Martha Morton) and A Modern Match (drama by Clyde Fitch). Company includes William Faversham, Nelson Wheatcroft, W.H. Thompson, Ida Vernon, Jane Stuart, Adelaide Stanhope. Produced by Augustus Pitou.

November 2 through November 7, 1891
MR. AND MRS. KENDAL IN REPERTORY - assisted by their London Company present Still Waters Run Deep (comedy by Tom Taylor), The Ironmaster (by A. W. Pinero), A Scrap of Paper (comedy by J. Palgrave Simpson), A White Lie (comedy by Sidney Grundy). Directed by Daniel Frohman.

November 9 through November 14, 1891
SHENANDOAH - comedy drama by Bronson Howard. Starring Oscar Eagle, Francis Carlyle, A.E. Lohman, Robert Benedict, Harry Allen, Margaret Robinson, Lilla Vane, Mabel Dunlap, Josephine Hall, Anna Robinson and Mrs. A.C. Haslem. Directed by Charles Frohman.

November 16 through November 21, 1891
BLUE JEANS - dramatic comedy by Joseph Arthur. Cast includes Robert Hilliard, George D. Chaplin, Herbert Carr, J.J. Wallace Charles D. Udell, Wm. J. Wheeler, Joseph Graham, Jennie Yeamans, Judith Berolde, Marian Strickland, Mrs. Charles Edmonds, Kate Chester.

November 23 through November 28, 1891
WANG - by J. Cheever Goodwin; composed by Woolson Morse. Starring DeWolf Hopper and His Merry Company.

November 29, 1891
HALEY'S WASHINGTON CONCERT BAND - performing works by Wallace, Weber, Pryor, Tobani, Kerker, Conradi, David, Gillet, Bocherina and Herbert. Soloists: Harry A. Stone, Frank Baptista and Hattie Meads-Smith.

November 30 through December 5, 1891 [xerox only]
A MIDNIGHT BELL - musical comedy by Charles H. Hoyt. Starring Eugene Canfield.

December 7 through December 12, 1891
A PARLOR MATCH - comedy by Charles H. Hoyt. Starring Charles E. Evans and William Hoey and their company of comedians. Directed by W. D. Mann

December 14 through December 19, 1891
THE JEFFERSON COMEDY CO. - present The Rivals (comedy by Richard Brinsley Sheridan) and The Heir-at-Law (comedy by Colman). Company includes Joseph Jefferson, Louis James, W.F. Owen, J.H.. Barnes, Firzhugh Owsley, Geo. W. Denham, Joseph Warren, Mrs. John Drew, Viola Allen, Maud Monroe.

December 21 through December 26, 1891
INCOG - farce by Mrs. Roumaldo Pacheco. Starring Charles Dickson and the George W. Lederer Model Company.

December 28 , 1891 through January 2, 1892
NIOBE - comedy by Harry and Edward Paulton. Starring Abbott and Teal's Comedy Company, including George Edeson, Charles Coote, Mabel Bert, Margaret Fitzpatrick, Jessie Storey.


1892 DONE
January 4 through January 9, 1892
PITIOUS STOCK COMPANY - Presented : Geoffrey Middleton, Gentleman -a comedy drama by Miss Martha Morton and A Modern Match - society drama by Clyde Fitch.
January 11 through January 16, 1892 (xerox only)
THERMIDOR - by Sardou. Presented by Charles Frohman, as originally performed
at the Theatre Francais, Paris.

January 18 through January 23, 1892
JULIUS CAESAR - by William Shakespeare. Starring The Meininger dramatic company. Directed by Car and Theodore Rosenfeld. Music for the play is composed by Mr. Boese, Conductor of the Court Theatre of the Duke of Saxon-Meiningen.

January 25 through January 30, 1892
ROSINA VOKES -- appearing in A Game of Cards, My Milliner's Bill, A Pantomime Rehearsal, The Rose, The Circus Rider and A Double Lesson. All are comedies starring Rosina Vokes, supported by Felix Morris and her London Comedy Company.

February 1 through February 6, 1892
THE QUEEN'S MATE - a comic opera by Charles Lecocq. Presented by the J.C. Duff Opera Company.

February 7, 1892 (xerox only)
COLONEL ROBERT C. INGERSOLL - a lecture on Shakespeare.

February 8 through February 13, 1892
THE STILL ALARM - a romantic comedy drama by Joseph Arthur, produced under the direction and stage management of the author. Starring William S. Harkins, John Bird, Harry Corson Clarke.

February 15 through February 20, 1892
ART AND NATURE (one-act comedy adapted from the French by William Yardley) and THE NOMINEE (comedy in 3 acts adapted from the French by Leander Richardson and William Yardley). Starring Nat C. Goodwin and his Companion Players. Directed by Mr. Jno. E. Warner.

February 22, through February 27, 1892 (xerox only)
E. H. SOTHERN -- Starring in Lord Chumley (by Henry C. DeMille and David Belasco) and The Dancing Girl (by Henry Arthur Jones). Management by Daniel Frohman.

February 29, 1892 through March 5,1892 (xerox only)
A CHARITY BALL - written by Belasco and De Mille featuring Edythe chapman, Ethel Greybreck, Alice Elton, Jeannete Lowrie Boyd Putnam and G. Herbert Leonard.

March 7 through March 132, 1892
THE HARVEST MOON - a romantic drama by James M. Martin. Starring Mme. Janauschek.

March 14 through March 19, 1892
HOYT'S A TEXAS STEER (OR, MONEY MAKES THE MARE GO) - presented by Hoyt and Thomas, Managers Hoyt's Madison Square Theatre. A collection of saws and instances supposed to be more or less upon the extraordinary possibilities of American politics and the development of statesmanship of the average type. Starring Tim Murphy, Charles Stanley, Charles Warren, George Grace, Lizzie Du-Roy, Florence Stevens, Dorothy Sherod.

March 21 through March 26, 1892
MR. AND MRS. KENDAL STOCK COMPANY - presented the following shows starring Mr. And Mrs Kendal and directed by Daniel Frohman:
March 21,22,and 14 A SCRAP OF PAPER - comedy by J. Palgrave Simpson.
March 23, 1892 KATHERINE KAVANAGH -- by Mrs. Oscar Beringer and Clo Graves.
March 25, 1892 IMPULSE - comedy by B.C. Stephenson.
March 26 (matinee), 1892 - THE SQUIRE - by A. W. Pinero.
March 26, 1892 - The Queens Shilling

March 28 through April 2, 1892
E. S. WILLARD IN REPERTORY - Starring in: THE MIDDLE MAN by Henry Arthur Jones. Starring Edward S. Willard. Cast includes Royce Carleton, Louis Massen, H. Cane, Zeffie Tilbury, Emma Rivers, Maxine Elliott, May Roberts, Nannie Craddock, Percy Winter. Under the management of A. M. Palmer; and JUDAH (matinee and evening performances) a play of modern English life by Henry Arthur Jones.

April 4 through April 9, 1892
HERRMANN -- magic, mirth and mystery by the prestidigitateur, assisted by his wife.

April 11 through April 16, 1892
THE NEW CITY DIRECTORY - comedy show starring Russell's Comedians. Music by W.S. Mullaly.

April 18 through April 21 and April 23, 1892
ROSE COGHLAN IN REPERTORY - Starring Miss Rose Coghlan and Mr. Charles Coghlan in: LADY BARTER (comedy by Charles Coghlan); NANCE OLDFIELD (one act sketch by Charles Reade); and THE CHECK BOOK (Friday evening performance only) a comedy by Charles Coglan.

April 24, 1892
COL. ROBERT G. INGERSOLL - lecture entitled "Myth and Miracle"

April 25 through April 30, 1892
AUGUSTIN DALY'S COMPANY OF COMEDIANS. Presenting Love in Tandem, As You Like It, The School for Scandal, and the Last Word, The Foresters, and Nancy and Company. Starring Charles Wheatleigh, Thomas Bridgeland, Lloyd Danbigney.

May 2, 4 and 5, 1892
MASK AND WIG CLUB OF THE UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA - presents: Mr. and Mrs. Cleopatra a farcical-musical-spectacular-terpsichorean hallucination by Frederick Brooke Neilson and Shakespear's 7 Ages a ballet divertissement.

May 3, 1892
THE ADELINA PATTI CONCERTS directed by Messrs. Abbey, Schoffel and Grau. Starring Madame Adelina Patti, assisted by Mlle. G. Fabbri, Signor Galassi, Signor Novar. Signor Arditi, conductor and Signor Mascheroni, accompanist.

May 6 and 7, 1892
ERMINIE - opera presented by Harris, Britton and Dean Opera Co under musical direction of Emma R Steiner and William H. Daly.

May 9 through May 14, 1892
LA CIGALE - comedy opera by Messrs. Chivot and Duro: music by E.Audran; English version by F.C. Burnand. Starring Lillian Russell. Presented by the Lillian Russell Opera Comique Co., Mr. T. H. French, proprietor and manager.

About this time Percy Winter began operation of a Repertory company which continued until his departure in 1897. No other repertorie company played at the theatre until the establishment of The National Theatre Players by S.E. Cochran in 1925.

May 16 through May 21, 1892 (xerox only)
MR. WILKINSON'S WIDOWS - comedy farce by Alexander Bisson, adapted for American stage by William Gillette. Starring Joseph Holland, Georgie Drew Barrymore, Thomas Ryley. Presented by Charles Frohman's Comedians.

June 3, 1892 (xerox only )
WASHINGTON HIGH SCHOOL CADETS - annual review of the 6 companies that comprise the Corps.

June 7, 1892 (xerox only)
COLUMBIAN LAW SCHOOL GRADUATION - address to the class was delivered by William Wilson, a prominent graduate of the school.

June 9, 1892
DAMON AND PYTHIAS - testimonial benefit tendered by Mr. William Boag to the Potomac Corps, W.R.C. for the G.A.R. Encampment Fund. Starring Edwin Perry and William Boag.

June 10, 1892 (xerox only)
THE NATIONAL COLLEGE OF PHARMACY - address to the graduating class was given by George W. Cooper

June 11, 1892 (xerox only)
COLUMBIAN PREPARATORY SCHOOL - Mr. Edwin B. Hay addressed the graduating class.

June 23, 1892
WASHINGTON HIGH SCHOOL - annual commencement

June 27, 1892 (xerox only)
MORTON CADETS - ceremony mustering the cadets into the District National Guard

June 29, 1892 (xerox only)
SOUSA TESTIMONIAL CONCERT - in recognition of John Phillip Sousa's leadership of the Marine Corp Band for 12 years

August 1 through August 6, 1892
SETTLED OUT OF COURT - based on M. Alexandre Bisson's "Pont Biquet", arranged and adapted by William Gillette. Starring the Charles Frohman Comedians.

September 5 through September 10, 1892
PRIMROSE AND WEST'S MINSTRELS - managed by D.W. Truss, musical direction by Robert Carmichael.

September 12 through September 17, 1892
FREDERICK WARDE AND LOUIS JAMES- starring in: "Julius Caesar" (by William Shakespeare), "The Lions Mouth" (romantic play by Henry Guy Carleton), "Francesca Da Rimini" (tragedy by George H. Boker) and "Othello" (tragedy by William Shakespeare).

September 19 through September 24, 1892
A NUTMEG MATCH - by William Haworth. Starring Annie Lewis. Managed by Jacob Litt and Thomas H. Davis.

September 26 through October 1, 1892
ACROSS THE POTOMAC - military drama by Augustus Pitou and Edward M. Alfriend. Starring Boyd Putnam and Matt B. Snyder.

October 3 through October 8, 1892 [run scheduled, but cancelled]
12 P.M. - comedy. Starring Jennie Yeamans.

October 10 through October 15, 1892
THE IDEA - comedy by Herbert Hall Winslow and Joseph Hart. Starring the laureate comedians Frederick Hallen and Joseph Hart.

October 17 through October 22, 1892 (xerox only)
THE GREY MARE - comedy by George R. Sims and Cecil Raleigh. Presented by Daniel Frohman.

October 24 through October 29, 1892
HOYT'S A TEXAS STEER (OR, MONEY MAKES THE MARE GO) - presented by Hoyt and Thomas, Managers Hoyt's Madison Square Theatre. A "collection of saws and instances supposed to be more or less upon the extraordinary possibilities of American politics and the development of statesmanship of the average type."

October 31 through November 5, 1892
THE VOODOO, OR A LUCKY CHARM - comedy by F.S. Gibbs, presented by Frank W. Sanger and Gus. Bothner, starring Thomas E. Murray. With John G. Sparks, Wales Winter, James H. Leahy.

November 7 through November 12, 1892
ARISTOCRACY - new and original American comedy by Bronson Howard. Starring a representative cast of American players. Directed by Al Hayman and Charles Frohman.

November 14 through November 18, 1982
A TRIP TO CHINATOWN - musical presented by Charles J. Hoyt. Starring Burt Haverly, George A. Beane, Jr.

November 21 through November 25, 1892 (xerox only)
RIP VAN WINKLE - starring Joseph Jefferson, Julia Marlowe Taber, Robert Taber, Fanny Rice, and W.H. Crane.

November 28 through December 3, 1892
ALABAMA - drama by Augustus Thomas. Directed by Al. Haymen. Presented by the A.M. Palmer Home Stock Company. Starring J.H. Stoddart, E.M. Holland, Odell Williams.

December 5 through December 10, 1892
BLUE JEANS - a comedy drama by Joseph Arthur. Starring Frederick Vroom, A.C. Moreland, and Andrew Robson.

December 12 through December 17, 1892
MR. WILKINSON'S WIDOWS - a comedy farce by Alexander Bisson. Directed by Charles Frohman. Starring Frank Norcross, Esther Tittell, Fred G. Ross, and Thomas Burns.

December 19 through December 24, 1892
THE DUCHESS - by Paul M. Potter. Starring Helen Barry, with Elizabeth Garth, Jennie Weathersby, and Adella Measor.

December 26 through December 31, 1892
MISS HELYETT - a musical comedy arranged and rewritten from the French by David Belasco. Directed by E.D. Price. Starring Louise Leslie-Carter. Production featured a special presentation by Lottie Collins in "Ta Ra Ra Boom De Ay".
1893
January 2 through January 6, 1893 [xerox only]
ROSINA VOKES IN REPERTORY -- appearing in Crocodile Tears (comedietta adapted from the French), The Circus Rider (comedietta by Mrs. Charles Doremus), My Lord in Livery (comedy by S. Theyre Smith), The Paper Chase (comedy by Charles Thomas). Supported by Felix Morris and her London Comedy Company.

January 9 through January 14, 1893
THE LION TAMER - comic opera: text and lyrics by J. Cheever Goodwin; music by Richard Stahl.; orchestration by John Philip Sousa. Starring Francis Wilson. Cast includes Charles Plunkett, W.F. Mack, Harold Blake, Thomas Guise, Laura Moore, Cecile Eissing, Clara Allen, Florence Kelly.

January 15, 1893 [xerox only]
COLONEL ROBERT G. INGERSOLL LECTURE - on the subject of Voltaire.

January 16 through January 21, 1893
THE GIRL I LEFT BEHIND ME - drama by David Belasco and Franklin Fyles. Presented by Charles Frohman's Stock Company. Cast inlcudes William Morris, Frank Mordaunt, William Thompson, Odette Tyler, Agnes Miller, Grace Henderson.

January 23 through January 28, 1893 [xerox only]
ROBIN HOOD - opera by Reginald de Koven. Presented by the Bostonians. Cast includes Camille D'Arville, Jessie Bartlett Davis, Henry Clay Barushic, Tome Karl, W.H. MacDonald.

January 30 through February 4, 1893
WILSON BARRETT AND HIS LONDON COMPANY -- Wilson Barrett starring in Claudian (by Henry Herman), Pharoah (by Wilson Barrett), Lady of Lyons (by Edward Bulwar Lytton), Ben-My-Chree (by Hall Caine and Wilson Barrett), Hamlet (by Shakespeare), and The Silver King (by Harry Arthur Jones and Henry Herman).

February 5, 1893 [xerox only]
DR. EDWARD MC GLYNN LECTURE - on The Politics of the Lord's Prayer.

February 6 through February 11, 1893
CAPT. LETTARBLAIR - comedy by Marguerite Merington. Starring E.H. Sothern

February 13 through February 18, 1893
A GILDED FOOL - comedy by Henry Guy Carleton. Starring Nat. C. Goodwin. Directed by George J. Appleton.

February 14, 1893 (afternoon) [xerox only]
THE CHIMES OF NORMANDY - single performance for the benefit of National Homeopathic Training School for nurses by a local company of volunteers.

February 20 through February 25, 1893
ROBERT DOWNING AND COMPANY - present The Lion Hearted (drama by A.D. Hall), The Gladiator (tragedy by Saumet), Othello (Shakespeare). Starring Robert Downing, with Eugenie Blair and the Robert Downing Company.

February 27 through March 4, 1893
CHUMS and JANE - comedies starring Miss Johnstone Bennett. Directed by Charles Frohman.

March 5, 1893
SACRED CONCERT - including music by Verdi, Meyerbeer, Sullivan, Bellini, Bischoff, Preneville, Gounod, Aronson, Giorza. Performers include the Temperance Choir, Sissieretta Jones, Jules Levy, L.A. Hamer, E.S. Hoffman, Joseph Douglass. Charles S. Morris Manager.

March 6 through March 11, 1893
THE LOST PARADISE - drama by Henry C. DeMille. Cast includes Charles W. Stokes, Forrest Robinson, Frank Dayton, Merriam Bruce, Laura Linden, Esther Lyon, Virginia Marlowe. Directed by Charles Frohman.

March 12, 1893 [xerox only]
FISK JUBILEE SINGERS IN CONCERT - concert of gospel and sacred music.

March 13 through March 18, 1893
A TEXAS STEER (OR MONEY MAKES THE MARE GO) -- comedy by Hoyt, presented by Hoyt and Thomas's Standard Comedy Company.

March 20 through March 25, 1893
THE STILL ALARM - romantic comedy-drama by Joseph Arthur. Introducing the child actor, Little Tuesday.

March 27 through April 1, 1893
E.S. WILLARD IN REPERTORY - Starring in The Middleman (by Henry Arthur Jones), Judah, A Fool's Paradise, John Needham's Double, The Professor's Love Story (by J.M. Barrie). Management by A.M. Palmer.

April 3 through April 8, 1893 [xerox only]
HERRMANN THE GREAT - magic show starring Herrmann the Great, assisted by Mme. Herrmann.

April 10 through April 15, 1893
WANG - comic opera: script by J. Cheever Goodwin; music by Woolson Morse. Starring DeWolf Hopper and his merry company.

April 17 through April 22, 1893 [xerox only]
ARISTOCRACY - comedy drama by Bronson Howard. Cast includes William Faversham, Frederic Bond, J.W. Piggott, Bruce McRae, Viola Allen, Wilton Lackage, Blanche Walsh, John H. Brown. Directed by Al Hayman and Charles Frohman.

April 24 through April 29, 1893
A PARLOR MATCH - comedy by Charles H. Hoyt. Starring Charles E. Evans and William Hoey. Under the direction of W.D. Mann.

May 1 through May 6, 1893
THE MASKED BALL - comedy adapted by Clyde Fitche from the work of Bisson and Carro. Starring John Drew, with Harry Harwood, Harold Russell, C. Leslie Allen, Frank Lamb, Virginia Buchanan, Annie Adams, Lillian Florence. Presented by Charles Frohman.

May 8 through May 13, 1893
AUGUSTIN DALY'S COMPANY OF COMEDIANS. Presenting Love in Tandem, The Belle's Stratagem (comedy by Hannah Crowley), the Last Word (comedy by Augustin Daly), The Hunchback (by Sheridan Knowles) and Twelfth Night.

May 23, 1893 [xerox only]
MARTYN COLLEGE OF ORATORY COMMENCEMENT

May 27, 1893
PINAFORE (afternoon) and CHIMES OF NORMANDY (evening) - performed for the benefit of the National Homeopathic Hospital. Cast composed of local Washington performers. Directed by N. Du Shane Cloward.

May 29 through August 5, 1893
SUMMER COMEDY SEASON - a ten-week summer repertory season consisting of Withered Leaves (by Broughton) and The Snowball (by Sydney Grundy), Withered Leaves and Betsy (by F.C. Burnard), A Bachelor of Arts (by Pelham Hardewicke) and Lend Me Five Shillings, (by J. Madison Morton), Twenty Minutes under An Umbrella (by A.W. Dubourg) and Our Boys (by H.J. Byron), Ruth's Romance (by Fred W. Broughton and My Awful Dad (by Charles Matthews, Caste (by T. W. Robertson), Forbidden Fruit (by Dion Boucicault), The Cape Mail (by Clement Stone) and The Snowball (by Sydney Grundy), Engaged (by W.S. Gilbert), Everybody's Friend (by J. Stirling Coyne), A Pair of Lunatics (by W. R. Walkes) and Forbidden Fruit (by Dion Boucicault) - Company includes Charles Mackay, Charles Coote, Frederic Bond, John Findlay, Joseph Wheelock, Jr., Percy Winter, Robert Weed, Edward Specht, George W. Leslie, Lillian Lawrence, Mary Sanders, Rose Barrington, Agnes Findlay, Lillian Stahl, Lucy Escott, and Mae Barnes. Directed by Percy Winter. Presented under the management of Charles A. Shaw.

August 28 through September 2, 1893
THE OTHER MAN - comedy adapted from the French by Frederic Horner. Presented by Charles Frohman's Comedians. Starring Joseph Holland, Thomas Burns and Harry Brown.

Production marks the introduction of a program in book-form.

September 4 through September 9, 1893
THE ISLE OF CHAMPAGNE - comic opera by Charles Alfred Byrne and Louis Harrison; music by William Furst. Presented by the opera company and balled of Thomas Q. Seabrooke. Cast includes Walter Allen, Elvin Crox, Juliette Cordon, Joseph F. Sheehan, Sim Collins, Dick Watts, Rosa Cooke. Directed by George W. Lederer.

President Cleveland attends the September 6th performance.

September 11 through September 16, 1893
RAMSAY MORRIS COMEDY COMPANY - present Joseph (adapted by Malcolm Watson from the French of Leon Gandillot) and The Judge and Mrs. Pendleton's Four-in-Hand. Cast includes J.W. Pigott, Charles Wyngate, Harry Gwynette, George Giddens, Percy Jackson, Elsie de Wolfe, Elliott Page, Julia Brutone, Elizabeth Garrison.

September 18 through September 23, 1893 [xerox only]
A TRIP TO CHINATOWN - comedy by Hoyt. Starring Harry Conor, George Beane, Harry Gilfoil, Julius Whitmark, Frank Palma, Geraldine McCann, Mamie Gilroy, Madge Deane, and Bessie Clayton.

September 25 through September 30, 1893
PRIMROSE AND WEST - a minstrel show directed by Robert Carmichael.

October 2 through October 7, 1893
THE SPORTSMAN - comedy adapted by William Lestocq, from the French of George Faydeau. Presented by and starring Mr. M.A. Kennedy. Directed by Julius Cahn. The performance concludes with the famous FRANTZ FAMILY, acrobatic artists.

October 9 through October 14, 1893
IN OLD KENTUCKY a romantic comedy drama written by C.T. Dazey, directed by Jacob Litt and Thomas H. Davis. Starring H.J. Wolfe, R.G. Clark and William McVay.

October 16 through October 21, 1893
THE RAINMAKERS - farcical comedy by Frank Dumont, management by Samuel P. Cox. Starring the comedians Henry V. Donnelly and Edward Girard.

October 22 through October 27, 1893
AFRICA - opera with libretto by Clay M. Greene and J. Cheever Goodwin; music by Randolph Cruger. Starring Mr. George Thatcher.

October 30 through November 4, 1893
ACROSS THE POTOMAC - war drama by Augustus Pitou and Edward Alfriend. Starring Boyd Putnam, J.P. Keefe and I.N. Drew.

November 6 through November 11, 1893 [filed under Warde]
FREDERICK WARDE AND LOUIS JAMES - starring in Francesca da Rimini (by George Baker, based on Dante's story), The Lion's Mouth (by Henry Guy Carleton), Othello and Julius Caesar (by William Shakespeare), Virginius (by Sheridan Knowles). Starring Frederick Warde and Louis James.

November 13 through November 18, 1893
PANJANDRUM - a comic opera written by J. Cheever Goodwin with music by Woolson Morse. Starring DeWolf Hopper and his company.

November 20 through November 25, 1893
SHERIDAN or, THE MAID OF BATH - a play based on incidents in the life of author Richard Brinsley Sheridan, by Paul M. Potter. Starring E.H. Sothern.

November 27 through December 1, 1893
RIP VAN WINKLE - musical starring Joseph Jefferson. Cast includes Edwin Varrey, Joseph Warren, George F. Nash, Annie Mack Berlin, Blanche Bender.

December 4 through December 9, 1893
ROSINA VOKES -- In her farewell engagement, starring in Sunset, Crocodile Tears, and Maid Marian; and Dream Faces, Waiting, and A Pantomime Rehearsal. Also starring Monsieur C.D. Marius and Miss Ffolliott Paget

December 11 through December 16, 1893
IN MIZZOURA - drama by Augustus Thomas. Starring Nat C. Goodwin. Cast includes William G. Beach, Emmet Corrigan, Lilla Vane, Jean Clara Walters, Robert G. Wilson. Directed by George J. Appleton.

December 18 through December 23, 1893
A TRIP TO MARS - a play presented by the Liliputians. Starring Franz Ebert, Bertha Jaeger, Adolph Zink, Ida Mahr, Max Walter, Christian Pons and Ludwig Merkel, with Herman Ring, Elise Lau and Toni Meister.

December 25 through December 30, 1893
A NUTMEG MATCH - drama by William Haworth. Cast includes William E. Wilson, Ralph Stuart, Beaumont Smith, Alfred beverly, Josephine Laurens, Annie Buckley.


1894
January 1 through January 6, 1894
THE ENSIGN - drama by William Haworth. Cast includes Wilson Deal, George R. Sprague, Charles Sidney, Mrs. W.G. Jones, Frances Gaunt, Florence Stover. Directed by Jacob Litt and Thomas H. Davis.

January 8 through January 13, 1894
THE GIRL I LEFT BEHIND ME - drama by David Belasco and Franklin Fyles. Cast includes Frank Mordaunt, Thomas Oberle, James E. Wilson, Laura Gilvray, Lottie Alter, Grace Atwell. Directed by Charles Frohman.

January 15 through January 20, 1894
YON YONSON -- farcical drama written by Gus Heege, who also starred in it. Cast inlcudes J.C. Huffman, Charles Mitchell, Clinton Maynard, Victory Bateman, Sadie Connolly. Directed by Jacob Litt and Thomas H. Davis.

January 22 through January 27, 1894
ERMINIE - comic opera: libretto by Harry Paulton and music by Edward Jakobowski. Presented by Francis Wilson and company. Starring Francis Wilson and his company. Under the management of A. H. Canby.

January 29 through February 2, 1894
A MILK WHITE FLAG - musical comedy directed by Frank McKee, presented by Hoyt's Musical Comedy Company, including Isabella Coe, Charles Stanley, J.C. Miron.

February 3, 1894 (single matinee performance)
CHILDREN'S PINAFORE - a comic opera presented as a benefit for the National Homeopathic Hospital. Starring Frederic Hazard.

February 3, 1894 (single evening performance)
ANNUAL MUSICAL AND ATHLETIC ENTERTAINMENT OF THE COLUMBIA ATHLETIC CLUB - management provided by the Amusement Committee of the Club.

February 6, 1894 (single matinee performance)
THE THREE DUKES - a comic opera. Libretto by W.H. Harris; music by Arthur Percy Harris, starring W.H. Harris.

February 12 through February 17, 1894
LADY WINDERMERE'S FAN - by Oscar Wilde. Starring Frank Gillmore, Howell Hansel and Evelyn Campbell. Directed by Charles Frohman.

February 19 through February 24, 1894
A BRASS MONKEY - a satire by Charles H. Hoyt. Starring George F. Marion.

February 26, through March 3, 1894 [no program file]
THE PRINCESS NICOTINE - Opera Comique by Charles Alfred Byrne and Louis Harrisson; Music by William Furst. Starring Lillian Russell as Rosa, the Princess Nicotine
Marie Dressler as The Duchess, Wife of Don Pedro.

March 5 through March 10, 1894
THE PRODIGAL DAUGHTER - drama by Henry Pettit and Sir Augustus Harris. Cast includes J.H. Barnes, Ralph Delmore, Julius Knight, Jefferson deAngelis, Russel Bassett, Charles Coote. Management by T.H. French.

March 12 through March 17, 1894
THE SECOND MRS. TANQUERAY -- by A.W. Pinero. Starring Mr. and Mrs. Kendal and their London company, including Oscar Adye, J.E. Dodson, Herbert Cathcart, Annie Irish, Florence Bennett. Also appearing for a single Saturday evening performance of THE IRONMASTER (an English adaptation of "Le Maitre de Forges.")

March 19 through March 24, 1894
THE FAMOUS BOSTONIANS - present three comic operas: The Maid of Plymouth, (by Thomas P. Thorne and Clay M. Greene), Robin Hood (by Reginald de Koven and Harry B. Smith) and The Ogallalas. Barnabee and MacDonald, proprietors and managers.


March 26 through March 31, 1894
A TEXAS STEER (or "Money Makes the Mare Go") - written by Hoyt; management by Frank McKee. Cast includes Tim Murphy, John Marshall, Mat Snyder, James Horan, Rose Snyder, Gertrude Perry, Stella Kenny, Alice Evans. Under the management of Frank McKee.

April 2 through April 4, 1894 (matinee)
THE ROSE, THE VAGABOND, MOSES - comedies by Minnie Maddern Ficke, Forbes Heermans, and Minnie Maddern Ficke, respectively. Presented by Felix Morris and His Comedy Company.

April 4 through April 7, 1894
THE OLD MUSICIAN and THE PAPER CHASE - by Felix Morris and Charles Thomas, respectively. Presented by Felix Morris and His Comedy Company.

April 7, 1894 (Saturday night only)
KERRY, THE VAGABOND and MOSES - by Dion Boucicault, Forbes Heermans and Minnie Maddern Fiske, respectively. Presented by Felix Morris and His Comedy Company.

April 8, 1894 (one evening only)
LECTURE BY REV. SAM W. SMALL - Southern Evangelist - "What We Should Do to Be Saved."

April 9 through April 14, 1894
WILSON BARRETT IN REPERTORY -- Starring in Virginius (by J. Sheridan Knowles), The Stranger (by Kotzebue), Jack Saxton, A Tale of the Turf (by Wilson Barrett), Hamlet and Othello (by William Shakespeare), Ben My Chree (by Hall Caine and Wilson Barrett), The Silver King. The Famous Wilson Barrett London Company includes Maud Jeffries, Franklyn McLeay, T.W. Percyval, Austin Melford, H. Cooper Cliffe.

April 16 through April 21, 1894
ROSE COGHLAN IN REPERTORY -- starring in A Woman of No Importance (by Oscar Wilde); Diplomacy (by Sardou), Forget-Me-Not (by Herman Merrivale and F.C. Groves).

April 23 through April 28, 1894
ARISTOCRACY - by Bronson Howard. Starring Louis Massen, Mary Hampton, Blanche Walsh, Charles Wingate, Frederic Bond, A.S. Lipman. Directed by Charles Frohman.

April 30 through May 5, 1894
A GILDED FOOL - by Henry Guy Carleton. Starring Nat C. Goodwin; directed by George J. Appleton.

May 7 through May 12, 1894
LORD CHUMLEY - comedy by Henry C. DeMille and David Belasco. Starring E.H. Sothern.

May 14 through May 19, 1894
PANJANDRUM - comic opera by J. Cheever Goodwin; music by Woolson Morse. Starring De Wolf Hopper.

May 21 through May 26, 1894
JULIA MARLOWE IN REPERTORY -- Starring in The Belle's Strategem (by Hannah Cowley), Chatterton (by Ernest Lacy), As You Like It (by William Shakespeare), The Love Chase (by Sheridan Knowles), Romeo and Juliet (by William Shakespeare), Twelfth Night (by William Shakespeare), Ingomar the Barbarian (by Marie Lovell). Company includes Walter Hale,Henry Jewett, H.A. Weaver, Sr., Thomas Coleman, Rose Eytinge, Kittie Wilson.

May 28 through June 2, 1894
BUMBLE'S COURTSHIP (a dramatic sketch adapted from the Dickens novel "Oliver Twist") and THE THREE HATS (a comedy adapted from "Les Trois Chapeaux" by Arthur Shirley). Starring Frederic Bond, Charles Coote, Charles Mackay, Mary Sanders, John Findlay, Agnes Faindlay, Alberta Gallatin, Frances Stevens, and Lillian Stahl. Under the management of Charles A. Shaw. Opening week of the Comedy Season.

June 4 through June 9, 1894
THE SCHOLAR (a comedy in two acts by J.B. Buckstone), along with MR. HOBBY'S DAUGHTERS (a comedy in one act by George Roberts). Starring Frederic Bond, Herbert Pattee, John Findlay, Charles MacKay, Agnes Findlay, Alberta Gallatin, Frances Stevens, Mary Sanders. Directed by Percy Winter. Under the management of Charles A. Shaw. Second week of the Comedy Season.

June 11 through June 16, 1894
MY AWFUL DAD (a three act comedy by Charles Matthews), along with MAN PROPOSES ( a one-act comedy by Sidney Grundy). Starring Frederic Bond, Charles Mackay, John Findlay, Joseph Wheelock Jr., Percy Winter, R.F. Runyon, Edward Specht, C.F. Loon, Alberta Gallatin, Frances Stevens, Agnes Findlay, Mary Sanders, Lillian Stahl. Directed by Percy Winter. Third week of the Comedy Season.

June 18 through June 23, 1894
UNCLE (a three act farce by Henry J. Byron), along with ON AN ISLAND (a dramatic sketch by J.W. Jones). Starring John Findlay, Frederic Bond, Charles Coote, Joseph Wheelock Jr, Frances Stevens, Mary Sanders, Agnes Findlay. Directed by Percy Winter. Fourth week of the Comedy Season.

June 25 through June 30, 1894
HOME - a comedy-drama by T. W. Robertson. Starring Frederic Bond, Charles Coote, Charles Mackay Joseph Wheelock Jr., John Findlay, Percy Winter, Edward Specht, Alberta Gallatin, Frances Stevens, Agnes Findlay, Lillian Stahl. Directed by Percy Winter. Fifth week of the Comedy Season.

July 2 through July 7, 1894
BACHELOR OF ARTS (a comedy in two acts by Pelham Hardicke), along with RUTH'S ROMANCE (a comedy in one act by Frederick Boughton). Starring Starring Frederic Bond, Charles Coote, Charles Mackay Joseph Wheelock Jr., John Findlay, Percy Winter, Edward Specht, Alberta Gallatin, Frances Stevens, Agnes Findlay, Lillian Stahl. Directed by Percy Winter. Sixth week of the Comedy Season.

July 9 through July 16, 1894
AN ARABIAN NIGHT - comedy by Sydney Grundy. Starring Frederic Bond, Charles Coote, Charles Mackay Joseph Wheelock Jr., John Findlay, Percy Winter, Edward Specht, Alberta Gallatin, Frances Stevens, Agnes Findlay, Lillian Stahl. Directed by Percy Winter. Seventh week of the Comedy Season.

July 23 through July 30, 1894
HIS LAST LEGS (by William Bayle Bernard), along with A HAPPY PAIR (a comedy in one act by S. Theyre Smith). Starring Frederic Bond, Charles Coote, Charles Mackay Joseph Wheelock Jr., John Findlay, Percy Winter, Edward Specht, Alberta Gallatin, Frances Stevens, Agnes Findlay, Lillian Stahl. Directed by Percy Winter. Eighth week of the Comedy Season.

July 31 through August 4, 1894
OURS - a comedy by T.W. Robertson. Starring Frederic Bond, Charles Coote, Charles Mackay Joseph Wheelock Jr., John Findlay, Percy Winter, Edward Specht, Alberta Gallatin, Frances Stevens, Agnes Findlay, Lillian Stahl. Directed by Percy Winter. Ninth week of the Comedy Season.

August 27 through September 1, 1894
ROBERT DOWNING AND EUGENIE BLAIR -- starring in Virginius, (a tragedy), The Gladiator, Richard the Lion Hearted (by A. D. Hall), Damon and Pythias (by John Banim), Ingomar the Barbarian. Company includes Edmond Hayes, J.R. Amory, William Frederic, W.B. Downing, Albert Taylor, Alexander McKenzie, S.T. George, George Stryker, John Bowman, Byron Williams, T.A. Albert, R.M. Johns, Miss Mayland and Mrs. F.M. Yates.

September 3 through September 8, 1894
A JOLLY GOOD FELLOW - comedy by Stanislaus Stance. Starring Charles Dickson and company. Management by Edward J. Abram.

September 10 through September 15 1894
WAY DOWN IN DIXIE and A GRAND TRANSFORMATION - Presented by Primrose and West's Minstrels. Joseph P. Harris, manager.

September 17 through September 22, 1894
MARIE TAVARY GRAND OPERA COMPANY - presenting Il Trovatore, Carmen, Bohemian Girl, Calvalleria Rusticana, I Pagliacci, Lohengrin, Faust, and Tannhaeuser. Starring Marie Tavary, Emma Mariani, Thea Dorre, A.L. Guille, William Warren, Karl Clause, William Mertens, William Shuster, Sofia Romaini, Payne Clark, Dora Escott, Ellen Eland, William Hamilton, M.H. Dudley and J.C. Cheviot. Charles H. Pratt, Proprietor and Manager.

September 24 through September 29, 1894
TABASCO - comic opera starring Thomas Q. Seabrooke and his comic opera company. Libretto by R.A. Barnet, music by George W. Chadwick.

October 1 through October 6, 1894
A MILK WHITE FLAG - musical comedy presented by Hoyt's Musical Comedy Co. Frank McKee, Manager. Starring Charles Stanley, Lloyd Wilson, Arthur Pacie, Edward Garvie, Frank Baldwin, Sam Weston, Frank Lawton, John S. Marble.

October 8 through October 13, 1894
THE RAINMAKERS - farcical comedy by Frank Dumont. Presented by and starring Henry V. Donnelly and Edward Girard.

October 15 through October 18, 1894
A NIGHT OFF - a comedy presented by Mr. Augustin Daly's Company of Comedians. Starring James Lewis, Herbert Gresham, Francis Carlyle, Charles LeClercq, William Gilbert, G.H. Gilbert,Percy Haswell, Laura Hansen, Eugene Upham, Catherine Lewis and Henry Dixey.

October 19 and 20, 1894
SEVEN-TWENTY-EIGHT (OR CASTING THE BOOMERANG) - Comedy presented by Mr. Augustin Daly's Company of Comedians. Starring James Lewis, Herbert Gresham, Francis Carlyle, Charles LeClercq, William Gilbert, G.H. Gilbert, Percy Haswell, Laura Hansen, Eugene Upham, Catherine Lewis and Henry Dixey.

October 22 through October 27, 1894
MISS ADA REHAN IN REPERTORY -- Starring in The Last Word, Love on Crutches (by Augustin Daly), Taming of the Shrew (by William Shakespeare), School for Scandal (by Richard Brinsley Sheridan), Twelfth Night, As You Like It (by Shakespeare). Managed by Augustin Daly.

October 29 through November 3, 1894
A TRIP TO CHINATOWN - Presented by Hoyt's Plays. Management by Frank McKee. Starring Harry Conor, Newton Chiswell, George Sinclair, Julius Witmark.

November 5 through November 10, 1894
THE AMAZONS - romantic farce by A.W. Pinero. Presented by Daniel Frohman, management by Charles Frohman. Starring Miss Johnstone Bennett, Isabel Irving, Eline Eilson, Ida Vernon and Louise Rial.

November 12 through November 17, 1894
THE FAMOUS BOSTONIANS - present three comic operas: Fatinitza, The Maid of Plymouth, (by Thomas P. Thorne and Clay M. Greene), Robin Hood (by Reginald de Koven and Harry B. Smith) . Barnabee and MacDonald, proprietors and managers.

November 19 through November 24,1894
JOSEPH JEFFERSON - Starring in Rip Van Winkle (by Washington Irving), Cricket on the Hearth (based on a story by Charles Dickens), Lend Me Five Shillings (by Morton). Company also features Edwin Varrey, Joseph Warren, Joseph Reilly, Walter Howard, Joseph Logan, Annie Mack Berlin, Baby Parker, Nanon Flowler, Ella Stillman and Ethel Browning.

November 26 through December 1, 1894
A TEMPERANCE TOWN - by Hoyt. Starring Richard J. Dillon, L.R. Stockwell, Lee Harrison,
W.H. Currie, Anna Robinson, Laura Ayers, Gertrude Dawes.

December 3 through December 8, 1894 [xerox only]
LITTLE TROOPER - adapted by Clay M. Greene from "Le 28 Jours de Clairette" by Messrs. Raymond and Mars. Starring Della Fox. Company includes Marie Celeste, Hattie Williams, Paul Arthur, Jefferson DeAngelis, Charles J. Campbell.

December 14, 1894 (Friday afternoon)
DOROTHY - Comic opera. Performed by The Players of Columbian University.

December 17 through December 22, 1894
DR. SYNTAX - Comic opera starring De Wolf Hopper. Written by J. Cheever Goodwin; music by Woolson Morse.

December 24 through December 29, 1894
1492 - Historical extravaganza presented by Rice's Surprise Party. Libretto by R.A. Barnet; music by Carl Pflueger. Starring John Peachey, Walter Jones, Edward Favor and Gilbert Gregory.

December 31,1894 through January 5, 1895
IN OLD KENTUCKY - Jacob Litt's production of the original comedy/drama. Cast includes Lulu Tabor, Paul Gilmore, H. B. Bradley, Gus Frankel, B.J. Murphy.

1895 (complete)
January 7 through January 12, 1895
THE DEVIL'S DEPUTY - a comic opera in three acts. Starring Francis Wilson. Libretto by J. Cheever Goodwin. Music by E. Jakobowski.

January 14 through January 19, 1895
SOWING THE WIND - a play in four acts by Sidney Grundy. Charles Frohman, Management.

January 21 through January 26, 1895
WILLIAM H. CRANE IN REPERTORY -- performing Merry Wives of Windsor (by William Shakespeare), His Wife's Father (comedy by Martha Morton), The Senator (comedy illustrating social, diplomatic and political life in Washington by Joseph Brooks). Directed by Joseph Brooks.

January 28 through February 2, 1895
A TEXAS STEER - OR MONEY MAKES THE MARE GO - by Hoyt. Frank McKee, management; starring George Woodward.

February 4 through February 9, 1895
JULIA MARLOWE TABER IN REPERTORY - appearing in Ingomar, the Barbarian (by Maria Lovell), Twelfth Night (by William Shakespeare), The Love Chase (by Sheridan Knowles), As You Like It (by William Shakespeare), School for Scandal (by Richard Brinsley Sheridan). Assisted by Robert Tabor, Charles Collins, William Owen, Eugenia Woodward, Rose Eytinge, Dodson Mitchell, William Owen. Fred Stinson management.

February 11 through February 16, 1895
THE GIRL I LEFT BEHIND ME - drama by David Belasco and Franklin Fyles. Starring Maclyn Arbuckle and Thomas Oberle. Presented by Charles Frohman.

February 18 through February 23, 1895
THE BUTTERFLIES - comedy by Henry Guy Carleton. Starring John Drew and Maud Adams. Directed by Charles Frohman.

February 25 through March 2, 1895
CHARLEY'S AUNT - farcical comedy by Brandon Thomas. Starring M.A. Kennedy and Frank Burbeck. Presented by Charles Frohman.

March 4 through March 9, 1895
MR. AND MRS. KENDAL IN REPERTORY - perform Lady Clancarty or Wedded and Wooed, The Second Mrs. Tanquery, A Scrap of Paper, and A White Lie. All directed by Daniel Frohman.

March 11 through March 16, 1895
SOL SMITH RUSSELL IN REPERTORY - starring in three comedies: Peaceful Valley (by Edward Kidder), The Heir-at-Law (by George Coleman, the Younger) and A Poor Relation (by Edward Kidder). Company includes Charles Mackay,

March 18 through March 23, 1895
THE PRINCESS BONNIE - a comic opera. Words and music by Williard Spencer. Staring Frank Daniels.

March 25 through March 30,1895
E.H. SOTHERN IN REPERTORY - Starring in A Way to Win a Woman (comedy by Jerome K. Jerome), Capt .Letterblair (by Marguerite Merington), Lord Chumley, and The Highest Bidder (comedy by Madison Morton and Robert Reece). Starring E.H. Sothern.

April 1 through April 6, 1895
A BLACK SHEEP AND HOW IT CAME OUT IN THE WASH - a composition in dialogue. Starring Otis Harlan. Presented by Hoyt and McKee Musical Comedy Company.

April 8 through April 13, 1895
THE POLITICIAN OR THE WOMAN'S PLANK - satirical comedy by David D. Lloyd and Sidney Rosenfeld. Starring Roland Reed and his company. Directed by E. B. Jack.

April 15 through April 20, 1895
GISMONDA - by Sardou. Starring Fanny Davenport, with Theodore Roberts and Melbourne MacDowell. Directed by Miss Davenport.

April 22 through April 27, 1895
MISS ADA REHAN IN REPERTORY - Productions include Love on Crutches, The Honeymoon, Heart of Ruby, The Taming of the Shrew, Two Gentlemen of Verona, Nancy and Company. Under the management of Mr. Augustin Daly.

April 29 through May 4, 1895
MR. AND MRS. KENDAL IN REPERTORY -- performing The Second Mrs. Tanqueray, Impulse, The Queen's Shilling, A Scrap of Paper. Directed by Daniel Frohman.

May 6 through May 11, 1895
WILSON BARRETT -- Starring in The Sign of the Cross (by Wilson Barrett) and The Manxman.

May 13 through May 18, 1895
NAT C. GOODWIN IN REPERTORY - Starring in A Gold Mine (Brander Matthews and George H. Jessop), David Garrick, Lend Me Five Shillings, and A Gilded Fool. Under the direction of George J. Appleton.

May 20 through May 25, 1895 [filed by production]
THE LYCEUM THEATRE COMPANY IN REPERTORY - present An Ideal Husband, Fortune, The Wife. Company includes Percy Brooke, Herbert Kelcey, W.J. LeMoyne, Charles Walcot, Stephen Grattna, Walter Hale, Isabel Irving, Annie Irish, Mrs. Charles Walcot, Katherine Florence, Bessie Tyree. Produced by Daniel Frohman.

May 27 through July 27, 1895
THE SUMMER COMEDY SEASON - eight weeks of comedies, including A Love Game (by Walter Browne), Nita's First (by T. G. Warren), An Awful Affair (by Charles S. Fawcett), Married in Haste (by Henry J. Byron), Our Regiment (by Henry Hamilton), Forbidden Fruit (by Dion Boucicault), Barbara (by Jerome K. Jerome), Partners for Life (by Henry J. Byron), Sealed Instructions (by Mrs. J.C. Keightley), All the Comforts of Home (by William Gillette). Company includes Alfred Hudson, Charles Coote, Charles Bowser, Charles Mackay, Percy Winter, Joseph Weelock, Jr., Percy Brooke, Bertram Foster, Fanny Addison Pitt, Lillian Lawrence, Frances Stevens, Helena Chalmers, Mary Sanders, Margaret Dibden. Directed by Percy Winter.

September 9 through September 14, 1895
OUR FLAT -- farce by Mrs. Musgrave. Starring Emily Bancker, with W. Mandeville, Philip H. Ryley, Charles Leonard Fletcher, Walter Parr, Elizabeth Roselle, Anita Verno, Vesta Day. Presented by Thomas W. Ryley. Presented by Thoman W. Ryley.

September 16 through September 21, 1895
MAMMOTH MINSTRELS - The Primrose and West Company starring George H. Primrose and W.H. West. Managed by Joseph Garland.

September 23 through September 28, 1895 [xerox only]
LYCEUM THEATRE COMPANY IN REPERTORY - present The Case of Rebellious Susan (comedy by Henry Arthur Jones), An Ideal Husband (by Oscar Wilde), The Wife (by David Belasco and Henry C. deMille), The Charity Ball (by David Belasco and Henry C. deMille). Cast includes Herbert Kelcey, W.J. Le Moyne, Isabel Irving, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Walcot, Fritz Williams, Annie Irish, Stephen Grattan, Elizabeth Tyree, Walter Hale,

September 30 to October 5, 1895
LITTLE CHRISTOPHER - by George R. Simms and Cecil Raleigh. Music by Ivan Caryll and Gustav Kerker. Presented by the Garden Theatre Burlesque Company. Starring William Collier. Cast includes Fannie Johnston, Ed Chapman, John W. Wilson, William Gillow. Directed by A.M. Palmer.

October 7 through October 12, 1895
MADELINE: OR THE MAGIC KISS - by Stanislaus Stange, music by Julian Edwards. Starring Camille D'Arville. Cast includes Horace W. Ravenscroft, W.G. Stewart, Frank Turner, Henry Stanley, Rose Leighton. Directed by Philip A. Shea.

October 14 through October 19, 1895
THE FOUNDLING - by William Lesocq and E.M. Robson. Starring Cissy Fitzgerald. Presented by Charles Frohman.

October 21 through October 26, 1895 [xerox only]
A BLACK SHEEP - comedy by Charles Hoyt. Cast includes Ada Dare.

October 28 through November 2, 1895
THE MASQUERADERS - by Henry Arthur Jones. Starring Henry Miller and William Faversham. Cast includes J.E. Dodson, Arthur Boylan, Joseph Degnan, Viola Allen, Emma H. Kemp, May Robson, Ida Conquest, Genevieve Reynolds. Presented by Charles Frohman's Empire Theatre Company.

November 4 through November 9, 1895
NANCY LEE - nautical opera by Fred Miller. Starring Digby Bell. Presented by the Digby Bell Opera Company. Company includes Digby Bell, Laura Joyce Bell, Josephine Knapp, Clara Jewell, David Lythgoe, Gus P. Thomas, Wm. S. Corliss.

November 11 through November 16, 1895
OLGA NETHERSOLE IN REPERTORY - performing Romeo and Juliet, Denise (by Alexander Dumas), Frou Frou (by Mesdames Meilhac and Halevy), Camille (by Dumas).

November 18 through November 23, 1895
A MILK WHITE FLAG -- presented by Hoyt and McKee's Comedy Company. Cast includes Charles Stanley, Lloyd Wilson, E.S. Wentworth, Ed. Garvie, Wm. Diston, Frank Lawton, Clarisse Agnew, Cora Tinnie, Lee Lamar.

November 25 through November 30, 1895
ROB ROY - a comic opera presented by the Whitney Opera Company. Music by Reginald DeKoven; Book by Harry B. Smith. Directed by F.C. Whitney.

December 2 through December 7, 1895
AMBITION - by Henry Guy Carlton. Starring Nat C. Goodwin. Cast includes George Fawcett, C.F. Montaine, Henry Bergman, Louis Barrett, Jean Clara Walters, Ethel Browning, Estelle Mortimer. Directed by George J. Appleton.

December 9 through December 14, 1895
THE CHIEFTAIN -- comic opera: libretto by F.C. Burnand; music by Sir Arthur Sullivan. Starring Francis Wilson. Company includes Rhys Thomas, John E. Brand, Joseph C. Miron, Bessie Lee, Lulu Glaser, Lilian Carllsmith. Management by A. H. Canby.

December 15, 1895 [xerox only]
COL. R.G. INGERSOLL LECTURE - speaks on The Foundations of Faith

December 16 through December 21, 1895
THE PRINCE OF MAGICIANS AND THE SULTAN'S VISITOR - magic show. Starring Frederick Bancroft. Cast includes John J. Whalen, Katherine Gyles, Beatrice Velasco, Adele Purvis, A.D. Richardson. Directed by Clarence Fleming.

December 17, 1895 [xerox only]
CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL BENEFIT - single performance by the students of Percy Winter's New National Theater School of Acting of My Wife's Dentist (by Clyde Gideon) and Broken Hearts (by W.S. Gilbert).

December 23 through December 28, 1895
CHARLEY'S AUNT - farce by Brandon Thomas. Starring Owen Fawcett, Frank Burbeck and Percy Lyndall. Management by Charles Frohman.

December 30, 1895 - January 5, 1896
FLEUR-DE-LIS - a comic opera presented by the Della Fox Comic Opera Company. Managed by Nat Roth, lyrics and text by J. Cheever Goodwin, music by William Ford.


1896
January 6 through January 11, 1896
HIS EXCELLENCY - comic opera: by W.S. Gilbert; music by Dr. Osmond Carr. Cast includes Julius Steger, Cairns James, William Philp, A. Cramer, John LeHay, Ernest Snow, Nancy McIntosh, Alice Barnett, Mabel Love. Produced by John Gunn.

January 13 through January 18, 1896
THE SHOP GIRL - a musical farce by H.J. Dam, music by Ivan Caryll. Starring W. H. Rawlins. Directed by A.E. Dodson.

January 20 through January 25, 1896
THE FATAL CARD - a melodrama by Haddon Chambers and B.C. Stephenson. Starring George Alison. Managed by Charles Frohman

January 27 through February 1, 1896
THE GAY PARISIANS - a new farce by George Feydeau and Maurice Desvalliere. Starring W.J. Ferguson. Managed by Charles Frohman.

February 2, 1896
A GRAND SACRED CONCERT by Ellen Beach Yaw, assisted by Maximillian Dick and Georgiella Lay and the New York Philharmonic.

February 3, 5, 6, 7, and 9, 1896
A WARTIME WEDDING - lyrics by C. Dazey and Oscar Weil, music by Oscar Weil. Presented by the Bostonians: W.H. MacDonald, Eugene Cowles, Harry Dale, George Frothingham, Charles, R. Hawley, Harold Blake, Jessie Bartlett Davis, Leonara Gnito, Cara Barnabee, Josephine Bartlett. Directed by Frank L. Perley.

February 4, 1896
ROBIN HOOD - by Reginald DeKoven and Harry B. Smith. Presented by the Bostonians, Jerome Sykes, Harold Blake, W.H. MacDonald, Eugene Cowles, Jessie Bartlett Davis, George Frothingham, C.E. Landie, Helen Bertram Henley, Josephine Bartlett, Alice Nielson.

February 7, 1896
PRINCE ANANIAS - a comic opera, music by Victor Herbert, libretto by Francis Neilson. Presented by the Bostonians, George B. Frothingham, Harry Dale, W.H. Macdonald, Eugene Cowles, Jerome Sykes, C.E. Landie, James E. Miller, J.R. Boyle, Josephine Bartlett, Cora Barnabee, Helen Bertram Henley, Jessie Bartlett Davis. Directed by Frank L. Purley.

February 10, 11, 12, 1896
MR. VALENTINE'S CHRISTMAS (one-act play by Mr. J. A. Mitchell) and AN EVERYDAY MAN (by Marguerite Merington). Starring Sol Smith Russell, with Charles Mackay, Alfred Hudson, George W. Denham, George Woodward, Edwin Earle, Robert Lowe, Stewart Allen, Minnie Radcliffe, Bijou Fernandez, Fanny Addison Pitt. [Filed under Mr. Valentine's Christmas]

February 13, 14, 15, 1896
THE RIVALS - by Richard Brinsley Sheridan. Starring Sol Smith Russell, Fannie Addison Pitt and Charles MacKay.

February 17 through February 22, 1896
SEWING THE WIND - by Sidney Grundy. Starring J.H. Gilmour, Howell Hansel, Mary Hampton. Managed by Charles Frohman.

February 24 through February 29, 1896
A TRIP TO CHINATOWN - written by Mr. Hoyt. Starring Harry Conor, Geraldine McCann, Sadie Kirby, Madge Dean, Myra Morella, Josi Shalders, Julius Witmark, Richard Karl, Geo. Richards.

March 2, 3, 4 and March 7, 1896
WANG - by J. Cheever Goodwin, music by Woolson Morse. Starring De Wolf Hopper and his company, including Edna Wallace-Hopper, Edmund Stanley, Thomas S. Guise, Alfred Klein.

March 5 and 6, 1896
DR. SYNTAX - by J. Cheever Goodwin, music by Woolson Morse. Starring de Wolf Hopper and his company, including John Parr, Alred Klein, Edmund Stanley, Thomas S. Guise, Harry P. Stone.

March 9 through March 14, 1896
A PAIR OF SPECTACLES (a comedy by Sidney Grundy) and COMEDY AND TRAGEDY (a one-act drama by W.S. Gilbert). Starring John Hare, Julia Neilson, Fred Terry, and the Garrick Theatre Company of London.

March 16 through March 21, 1896
THE WIZARD OF THE NILE - a comic opera by Harry B. Smith, music by Victor Herbert. Presented by the Frank Daniels Comic Opera Company. Starring Frank Daniels, with Louis Royce, Walter Allen, Caludia Carlstedt, Dorothy Morton, Leonard Walker, Louis Casavant, Helen Redmond, Bessie Barton, Grace Gauworth. Directed by Napier Lothian Jr.

March 23 through March 28, 1896
TOO MUCH JOHNSON - a comedy. Starring William Gillette and a company of comedians, including Maud Haslam, Kate Meek, Samuel Reed, Anna Belmont, W. Hull Crosby, Palph Delmore, Charles J. Bell, Robert Hickman, Benjamin Hendricks, Thomas Erison and J.F. Rickard. Produced by Charles Frohman.

March 30 through April 4, 1896
THE PRISONER OF ZENDA - a romantic play by Edward Rose, based on the novel by Anthony Hope. Starring E.H. Sothern, with Arthur Lawrence, Howard Gould, Guido Marburg, W.L. Branscombe, Roydon Erlynne and Grace Reals. Presented by Daniel Frohman.

President and Mrs. Cleveland attended the April 1st performance.

April 6 through April 11, 1896
JULIA AND ROBERT TABER -- in a week of repertory including Romeo and Juliet, She Stoops to Conquer, the Hunchback, As You Like It, Henry IV, the Lady of Lyons, Twelfth Night. Starring Julia Marlowe Taber and Robert Taber.

April 13 through April 18 (matinee), 1896
THE GOVERNOR OF KENTUCKY - a comedy by Franklyn Fyles. Starring William H. Crane and his company, including Burr McIntosh, Edwin Arden, Joseph Wheelock, Jr., William Boag, Percy Brooke, Lorimer Stoddard, George F. DeVere, E.D. Tyler, Blanche Burton, Marion Abbott, Margaret Robinson, Anna Robinson, Kate Denin Wilson. Directed by Joseph Brooks.

April 18, 1896
THE SENATOR - Starring William H. Crane and his company, including Burr McIntosh, Edwin Arden, Joseph Wheelock, Jr., William Boag, Percy Brooke, Lorimer Stoddard, George F. DeVere, E.D. Tyler, Blanche Burton, Marion Abbott, Margaret Robinson, Anna Robinson, Kate Denin Wilson. Directed by Joseph Brooks.

April 20 through April 25, 1896
THE TWO ESCUTCHEONS OR CHICAGO IN BERLIN - adapted by Sydney Rosenfeld from the comedy by Blumenthal and Kadelberg. Starring Edythe Chapman, Robert F. Cotton, Rose Barrington, George Backus, Louise Muldener, and Charles Craig.

April 27 through May 2, 1896
THE STRANGE ADVENTURES OF MISS BROWN - a farcical play by Robert Buchanan and C. Marlowe. Starring E. A. Locke and Annie Dacre.

May 4 through May 9, 1896
A MIDNIGHT BELL - a musical comedy in four acts by Hoyt. Starring Digby Bell and Laura Joyce Bell, with Ed Redway, Gertrude Perry, Patrice Spencer.

May 11 through May 16, 1896
FLEUR-DE-LIS - a comic opera presented by the Della Fox Comic Opera Company, managed by Nat Roth. Starring Della Fox, with Jefferson de Angelis, Alfred C. Wheelan, Melville Stewart, Charles Dungan, Charles Campbell, Edward Knight, Villa Knox, Kate Uart, May Cuthbert, Alice Cameron, and Nathalie Allien.

May 18 through May 23, 1896
THE LITTLE TROOPER - a French vaudeville operetta by Raymond and Mars, adapted by Clay M. Greene. Presented by the Della Fox Comic Opera Company. Starring Della Fox, with Jefferson de Angelis, Alfred C. Wheelan, Melville Stewart, Charles Dungan, Charles Campbell, Edward Knight, Villa Knox, Kate Uart, May Cuthbert, Alice Cameron. Under the management of Nat Roth.

May 25 through May 30, 1896
HER BROTHER BOB -- comedy by Charles Bradley. Written for and starring Mary Sanders, with Joseph Wheelock, Edward Paulton, Charles Dibden Pitt, Percy Brooke, Charles Mackay, John Findlay, Agnes Findlay, Maud Monroe and Genevieve Redman.

June 29 through July 4, 1896
THE WASHINGTON STOCK COMPANY presents two plays, Just a Bit of Gilbert's Galatea and The Private Secretary, under the direction of Bert Riddle. Starring Charles Coote, John Findlay, William Boag, Britta Marti, William Elton, Mr. Hutson, George Stevens, Edythe Chapman, Mary Sanders, Agnes Findlay, Abbie Johnson. Supervised by Frederic Bond.

July 6 through July 10, 1896
THE WASHINGTON STOCK COMPANY presents two plays, Bridget and Turned Up. Directed by Bert Riddle. Starring John Findlay, Ernest Elton, Charles Mackey, William Boag and Frederic Bond. Supervised by Frederic Bond.

July 13 through July 17, 1896
THE WASHINGTON STOCK COMPANY presents two plays, Her Last Rehearsal ( one-act play by Willard Holcomb)and The Snowball (a comedy by Sydney Grundy). Starring Charles Mackay, Mary Sanders, William Boag, Frederic Bond, John Findlay, George Stevens, Edythe Chapman, Britta Marti and Mary Sanders. Supervised by Frederic Bond.

July 20 through July 24, 1896
THE WASHINGTON STOCK COMPANY presents two plays, My Awful Dad (a comedy by Charles Mathews), and Bluff (a comedietta by Paul Wilstach). Both directed by Bert Riddle. Starring Frederic Bond, Charles Mackay, John Findlay, William Boag, George Stevens, Mary Sanders.

July 27 through August 1, 1896
THE WASHINGTON STOCK COMPANY presents School - a comedy drama by Robertson. Starring Percy Brooke, John Findlay, Frederic Bond, William Boag.

August 3 through August 8, 1896
THE WASHINGTON STOCK COMPANY presents two plays, The Magistrate (a farce by A.W. Pinero), and Tragedy Rehearsed (a one-act play). Starring Percy Brooke, John Findlay, Frederic Bond, Charles Mackay, William Boag, A.T. Seamon. Directed by Bert Riddle. Supervised by Frederic Bond. A.W. Schroeder, orchestra conductor.

September 14 through September 19, 1896
PUTNAM -- dramatic play by Ella Wren. Starring Robert Downing and Eugenie Blair. Directed by James W. Morrissey.

September 21 through September 26, 1896
MY FRIEND FROM INDIA - comedy by H.A. du Souchet. Starring Frederick Bond, with Edward S. Abeles, Walter E. Perkins, Charles Arthur, John F. Duncan, Frank G. Parry, John Finn, Marion Giroux, Kenyon Bishop, Louise Galloway, Helen Reimer, May Vokes. Presented by the Smyth and Rice Comedy Company.

September 28 through October 3, 1896 [no program file]
CHIMMEE FADDEN - comedy/drama. Starring Charles Hopper and his company.

October 5 through October 10, 1896 [no program file]
AN INNOCENT SINNER - play by Lawrence Marston and Lillian Lewis. Starring Lillian Lewis and Lawrence Hanley.

October 12 through October 17, 1896 [no program file]
A TEMPERANCE TOWN -- comedy by Charles Hoyt. Starring George Richards and Eugene Canfield.

October 19 through October 24, 1896
LOIE FULLER - dancer assisted by a vaudeville company composed of Molly Fuller, Fred Hallen, Charles B. Ward, Swift and Chase, Louise Montrose.

October 26 through October 31, 1896
DORCAS - operatic comedy by Harry and Edward Paulton. Starring Minnie Jarboe, William Broderick, Charles O. Bassett, Arthur R Seaton, Charles Earle, Charles Meyer, Eva Davenport, Marie Millard, Drew Donaldson, Marie Davenport.

November 2 through November 7, 1896
MISS PHILADELPHIA - musical by Edgar Smith, music by Herman Perlet.Starring Willie Collier and Inez Mecusker, with Louise Allen, Kathryne M. Evans, Olga Lambert, Carrie Reynolds, Gladys Claire, Budd Ross, Olga Lambert, Ray Allen, John Hyams, Taylor Williams. Directed by Thomas D. Van Osten. Presented by Thomas D. Van Osten.

November 9 through November 14, 1896
ROARING DICK & CO. -- romantic and picturesque drama by Maurice Barrymore. Starring Maurice Barrymore, with C.A. Smiley, W.J. LeMoyne, Leslie Allen, Henry Bagge, Edith Crane, Eva Vincent, Alice Gordon, Grace Balentine, Frances Wheeler. Directed by William A. Brady.

November 16 through November 21, 1896
SQUIRE KATE -- pastoral drama by Robert Buchanan. Starring Georgia Cayvan and her company, including Anne Sutherland, Florence Conron, William Herbert, Lionel Barrymore, Orrin Johnson, Frank Atherley. Directed by Charles Burnham.

November 30 through December 5, 1896
PUDD'NHEAD WILSON - by Mark Twain; dramatized by Frank Mayo. Starring Theodore Hamilton, Frank E. Aiken, Frank Currier, Newton Chisnell, William S. Gill, J.P. Tucker, N. White, Eleanor Moretti, Lucille La Verne.

President and Mrs. Cleveland attended a performance. At one point, according to the New York Times, "his laugh was so hearty and spontaneous that it infected every who witnessed the Presidential outbursts."

December 7 through December 12, 1896
HALF A KING -- comic opera, adapted from the French by Harry B. Smith, music by Ludwig Englander. Starring Francis Wilson and his company, including Lulu Glaser, Peter Lang, J.C. Miron, Edward P. Temple, Christie MacDonald, Agnes Paul, Agnes Martyne, Blanche Plunkett. Management by A.H. Canby

December 14 through December 19, 1896
SHORE ACRES - by James A. Herne. Starring James A. Herne as Nathaniel Berry, with Robert Fischer, James T. Galloway, Franklin Garland, David M. Murray; Grace Gaylor Clark, Lucy Morrow. Directed by Henry C. Miner.

December 21 through December 26, 1896
A CONTENTED WOMAN - comedy about suffrage written and directed by Charles Hoyt. Starring Caroline Miskel-Hoyt, William H. Currie, Frank Lane, Amy Ames.

December 28,1896 through January 2, 1897
THE ORIGINAL BOSTONIANS - present The Bohemian Girl (music by Balfe), Robin Hood, and Serenade (music by Victor Herbert), Prince Ananias (music by Victor Herbert). Starring the Original Bostonians: H.C. Barnabee, W.H. Fitzgerald, Wm. E. Philp, W.H. MacDonald, Eugene Cowles, Jessie Bartlett Davis, Hilda Clark, Josephine Bartlett, Gracia Quive. Directed by Frank Perley.


1897
January 4 through January 9, 1897
A MILK WHITE FLAG - tribute to our citizen soldiers, presented by Hoyt & McKee's comedy company. With Charles Stanley, Lloyd Wilson, Clarisse Agnew, Harry Gilfoil, Matt Snyder.

January 11 through January 16, l897
THE NEW SUPERBA - unique mechanical and pantomimic spectacle, invented and arranged by the famous Hanlon Brothers. With Frances Hartley and Charlotte Deane.

January 17, 1897
HALEY'S WASHINGTON MILITARY AND CONCERT BAND. Selections from "El Capitan" by Sousa, "Tannhauser" by Wagner, and "My Dream" by Waldtenfel.

January 18 through January 24, 1897
OTIS SKINNER IN REPERTORY - starring in Soldier of Fortune, Lady of Lyons, Romeo and Juliet, Hamlet, Merchant of Venice, Katherine and Petruchio. Skinner's company includes Maud Durbin, Frederick Mosley, W. J. Constantine, Sarah Truax, Frank Sylvester.

January 20, 1897 [no program file]
CASTLE SOMBRAS - romantic comedy by H. Greenough Smith. Starring Richard Mansfield, Beatrice Cameron and the Garrick Theater stock company.

January 25 through January 30, 1897
A FOOL OF FORTUNE - comedy by Martha Morton. Starring William H. Crane, Percy Brooke, and Effie Shannon. Directed by Joseph Brooks

February 1 through February 5, 1897
PRIMROSE & WEST'S MISTRELS - With comedians George H. Primrose, Jimmy Wall, William Waters, George Wilson, and John Howe. W.H. West as Interlocutor.

February 4, 1897 (afternoon)
CHARITY CONCERT - under direction of Mrs. Thomas C. Noyes. Selections included William Tell Overture by Rossini, The Holy City by Adims, and Tannhauser by Wagner.

February 7 through February 12, l897
AN AMERICAN CITIZEN - comedy by Madeline Lucette Ryley. Starring N. C. Goodwin, Maxine Elliott, William Ingersoll, Frazer Coulter. Directed by George J. Appleton.

February 12, 1897 (evening performance)
THE RIVALS - comedy by Richard Brindsley Sheridan. Starring N. C. Goodwin. Directed by George J. Appleton.

February 14 through February 19, l897
AT GAY CONEY ISLAND - comedy by Levin C. Tees. Starring J. Sherrie Mathews and Harry Bulger.

February 20, 1897
HALEY'S WASHINGTON CONCERT BAND playing Sousa, Kersson, Weber, Wohanka.

February 21 through February 26, 1897
A PARLOR MATCH - comedy by Charles H. Hoyt. Starring Anna Held, with Charles Evans and William Hoey. A Ziegfeld production.

February 27, 1897
LECTURE BY COL. ROBERT G. INGERSOLL - on the subject "How to Reform Mankind"

February 28, through March 5, 1897
A BACHELOR'S ROMANCE -- comedy by Martha Morton. Starring Sol Smith Russell. With Arthur Forrest, George W. Denham, George Alison, Arthur Hoops.

March 7 through March 12, 1897
A BLACK SHEEP - presented by the Hoyt and McKee Musical Comedy Co. Starring Otis Harlan. With Jeannette St. Henry, Agnes Farnam, Lea De Groot, Marie Richmond, Hattie Wells, Frankie St.John, May Blanchard, William De Vere, Jos. Frankau, Harry Luckstone, Jos. Natus, W.F. Mack, Steve Maley, Wm. Hatter, Jno. W. Mitchell.

March 14 through March 19, 1897
MISS FRANCIS OF YALE - farcical comedy by Michael Morton. Directed by Julius Cahn. With Etienne Giradot, Richard C. Bennett, Nick Long, Harry L. Keane, Lavinia Shannon, Zenaide Williams, Gertrude Homan, and Sarah McVicker.

March 21 through March 27, 1897
DR. BELGRAFF - by Charles Klein. Starring Wilton Lackaye and Marie Wainwright.

March 29 through April 3, 1897
THE SPECULATOR - comedy drama, by George H. Broadhurst. Starring Thomas Q. Seabrooke. With Horace Mitchell and A. H. Stuart.

April 4, 1897
HALEY'S WASHINGTON CONCERT BAND

April 5 through April 10, l897
MADAME SANS GENE -- comedy by M.M. Victorien Sardou and Emile Moreau. English by Chas. Henry Meltzer. Produced by Augustus Pitou. Starring Kathryn Kidder, with James Cooper, Harold Russell, and Wallace Shaw.

April 12 through April 17, 1897
CHIMMIE FADDEN - by Edward W. Townsend. Directed by Frank McKee. Starring Charles Hopper, George Nash, Mamie Outcault.

April 19 through April 24, 1897
A MIDNIGHT BELL (a comedy by Hoyt) and THE HOOSIER DOCTOR (a domestic comedy drama, by Augustus Thomas). Starring Digby Bell and Laura Joyce Bell.

April 26 through May 1, 1897
PUDD'NHEAD WILSON - by Mark Twain, dramatized by Frank Mayo. Directed by Mayo and Jefferson. Starring Theodore Hamilton, Frank E. Aiken, Ada Dwyer, Lucille Laverne

May 10 through May 15, l897
THE JUCKLINS - pastoral comedy-drama by Daniel L. Hart. Directed by William R. Hayden. Starring Stuart Robson.

May 17 through May 22 , 1897 [filed under Marlowe]
JULIA MARLOWE AND ROBERT TABOR -- in repertory. Starring with their own company in For Bonnie Prince Charlie. Romeo and Juliet, Romola and As You Like It.

May 24, 1897
ILLUSTRATED LECTURE BY J.P. CLUM

May 28 and 29, 1897
CINDERELLA -

June 1, 1897
AN AMATEUR REHEARSAL, presented by the Soldier's Home Dramatic Company and NINETEEN HUNDRED, presented by the School of Light Gymnastics.

June 2, 1897
GRADUATING EXERCISES OF THE WOOD'S COMMERCIAL COLLEGE

June 11, 1897
CONCERT BY THE PUPILS OF MISS KATIE V. WILSON

July 26 through July 31, 1897
WHERE ARE WE AT? - comedy by Chas. S. Fawcett. Presented by the Frederic Bond Company.

On Saturday night, the company presented OUR BITTEREST FOE (a one act play by G.C. Herbert) and BETSY (comedy by F.C. Burnand)

August 2 through August 7, 1897
THE PAPER CHASE - comedy by Charles Thomas. Presented by the Frederic Bond Company.

September 13 though September 18, 1897
CORBETT vs FITZSIMMONS - veriscope film of the boxing match that took place in Carson City, Nevada on March 17, 1897. The film was shown twice a day (matinee and evening).

September 20 through September 25, 1897
THE TARRYTOWN WIDOW - comedy by C.T. Dazey. Starring Joseph Hart, George W. Howard, Charles Lothian, Robert Paton Gibbs, Frank Durant Ben T. Dillon a, Clarence Ball, Eva Taylor Babcock and Ida Vernon.

September 27 through October 2, 1897
STUART ROBSON - Starring in The Jucklins (comedy by Daniel Hart), Comedy of Errors (Shakespeare), The Henrietta. Cast includes Mrs. Robson, Joseph Keefe, Thomas Wise, Augustus Halbach, Ernest Lamson, John Wooderson, Gertrude Perry, Edna G. Brothers.. Directed by Daniel V. Arthur.

October 4 through October 9, 1897 [no program file]
A SECRET WARRANT - romantic drama by W. A. Tremayne. Presented by and starring Robert B. Mantell.

October 11 through October 16, 1897
PRIMROSE AND WEST MINSTRELS - principal acts include: Carl Carlton's Band, with William Kilpatrick, drum major; the Ben Mowatt Trio, George Wilson, the Quaker City Quartet, the Waterbury Brothers and Tenney, the Marvelous Seymours, Milton G. Barlow. With B.S. Carnes, as the Interlocutor.

October 18 through October 23, 1897
IN TOWN -- musical farce by Adrian Ross and James T. Tanner; music by Dr. Osmond Carr. Starring George Edwardes' London Gaiety Theatre Burlesque Company. Present by Hayman and Frohman.

October 25 through October 30, 1897
THE ROYAL SECRET - romantic comedy by F.D. Reinau and W.T. Price. Starring Wilton Lackaye and his own acting company. Directed by A.L. Rheinstrom.

October 29, 1897 (afternoon)
BANDA ROSSA CONCERT - conductor: Eugenio Sorrentino. Program includes works by Rossini, Schubert, Boito, Sorrentino, Bizet.

November 1 through November 6, 1897
THE SERENADE -- comic opera: music by Victor Herbert; libretto by Harry B. Smith. Featuring the original Bostonians Light Opera Company. Starring Henry Clay Barnabee and W. H. MacDonald. Directed by Frank L. Perley.

November 8 through November 13, 1897
JOSEPH JEFFERSON - starring in Rip Van Winkle (by Washington Irving), Cricket on the Hearth (based on a story by Charles Dickens), Lend Me Five Shillings (by Morton). His troupe included Theo. Hamilton, William Winter Jefferson, Harry Meredith, Julia Dean, Anne Sutherland and Blanche Bender.

November 15 through November 20, 1897
THE SIGN OF THE CROSS - drama by Wilson Barrett. Presented by Wm. Greet's London Company, with Charles Dalton, Gertrude Boswell, Irene Rooke, W.E. Bonney, J. Monkhouse, Harry Burcher, Hubert Bruce, Marion Grey, Ettie Williams, Agnes Scott.

November 22 through November 27, 1897
THE SPORTING DUCHESS - drama by Sir Augustus Harris, Cecil Raleigh and Henry Hamilton. Starring J.H. Stoddart, Cora Tanner, Ffolliott Paget, Edmund Collier. The production featured a scene in which 8 horses and professional jockeys raced across the stage.

November 28, 1897 (Sunday evening)
HALEY'S WASHINGTON CONCERT BAND in concert. Presenting music of Haley, Rossini, Verdi, Tobani, Machaellis, Reeves, David, Waldteufel, and Meyerbeer.

November 29 through December 4, 1897
THE NEW SUPERBA - unique, mechanical and pantomimic spectacle, presented and created by the Hanlon Bros. Cast includes Eugenia Dingens, Ellenor Carroll, Louise Truax, Anna Stannard, Charles Guyer, Nellie Daly, Sarony Lambert, J.H. Haslam.

December 6 through December 11, 1897 [no program file]
HEARTSEASE - romantic comedy by Charles Klein and J.I.C. Clarke. Starring Henry Miller, with Arthur Elliot, Leslie Allen, Prince Lloyd, Thomas A. Hall, Henry Molten, Frank Beamish, Jas. A. Leahy, R. Lacey, E.J. Mettler, Margaret Dale, Maud Hosford, Josephine Lovett, Laura Clement.

December 12, 1897 [no program file]
COL. R. G. INGERSOLL LECTURE - on the subject "Why I am an Agnostic."

December 13 through December 18, 1897
SHORE ACRES - written by and starring James A. Herne. Cast includes Robert Fischer, James T. Galloway, Franklin Garland, Herbert Flans, Grace Gayler Clark. Directed by Henry C. Miner.

December 20 through December 25, 1897
WHAT HAPPENED TO JONES - comedy by George H. Broadhurst. Cast includes Geo. C. Boniface, Jr., George Ober, Reuben Fax, Wm. Bernard, Cecil Kingston, J.W. Cope, Harry Rose, Anna Belmont, Kathryn Osterman, Rose Stuart, Florence Robinson, Mrs. E.A. Eberle and Mattie Ferguson.

December 27, 1897 through January 1, 1898
FANNY DAVENPORT IN REPERTORY - appearing in three plays by Victorien Sardou: Fedora, Cleopatra, La Tosca. Her company includes Melbourne MacDowell.


1898
January 3 through January 8, 1898
WILLIAM H. CRANE and his company appearing in A Virginia Courtship (omedy by Eugene W. Presbey) and The Senator (comedy by Lloyd and Rosenfeld). Cast includes Boyd Putnam, Walter Hale, Annie Irish, Percy Haswell, Louise Closser, Vincent Serrano. Directed by Joseph Brooks.

January 10 through January 15, 1898
PRIMROSE AND WEST MINSTRELS - revue: musical director, Robert L. Carmichael. Starring William H. West, as the Interlocutor. Cast includes Exra Kendall, Carroll Johnson, Billy Rice.

January 17 through January 22, 1898
A LADY OF QUALITY - drama by Frances Hodgson Burnett and Stephen Townesend. Starring Julia Arthur and Edwin Arden. Directed by Arthur Lewis. Produced under the stage direction of Napier Lothian, Jr.

January 24 through January 29, 1898 [no program file]
NEVER AGAIN OR THE TRICKS OF SERAPHIN -- comedy by Maurice Desvalliers and Anthony Mars. Presented by Charles Frohman.

January 31 through February 5, 1898
PRINCE RUDOLPH - romantic comedy by Otis Skinner; founded on the theme of a story by Robert Louis Stevenson. Starring Otis Skinner, supported by Maud Durbin and Frederick Mosley.

February 7 through February 12, 1898
SOL SMITH RUSSELL -- Starring in A Bachelor's Romance (by Martha Morton), The Rivals (by Richard Brinsley Sheridan), The Spitfire (by John Madison Morton), Mr. Valentine's Christmas (adapted by Charles E. Lewis), Taming of the Shrew (Shakespeare).

February 14 through February 19, 1898
THE CIRCUS GIRL - musical play by James T. Tanner and W. Palingas: music by Ivan Caryll and Lionel Monckton; lyrics by Harry Greenbank and Adrian Ross. Cast of 75. Presented by Charles Frohman.

February 21 through February 26, 1898
THE HOOSIER DOCTOR - comedy/drama by Augustus Thomas. Starring Digby Bell. Cast includes Frank Monroe, Harry S. Robinson, Herman Hirschberg, Laura Joyce Bell, Emma Butler.

February 28 through March 5, 1898
THE FRENCH MAID - musical: libretto by Capt. Basil Hood, music by Walter Slaughter. Starring Edd Redway. Cast includes Henry Leoni, Edward S. Wentworth, Lucille Flaven, Eva Davenport.

March 7 through March 12, 1898
THE SWELL MISS FITZWELL - comedy by H.A. Du Souchet. Starring May Irwin and her company. Directed by E. Rosenbaum.

March 13, 1898
COL. R.G. INGERSOLL - lecture on Shakespeare.

March 14 through March 19, 1898
THE BALLET GIRL - English novelty musical: book by James T. Tanner; lyrics by Adrian Ross; music by Karl Kiefert. Cast includes David H. Lythgoe, Thomas Ricketts, Charles Arthur, Marjorie Relyea, Irene Vera, Marie Hilton. Presented by Edward E. Rice.

March 21 through March 26, 1898
WHAT HAPPENED TO JONES - farce by George H. Broadhurst. Starring George C. Boniface, Jr. Cast includes George Ober, Reuben Fax, William Bernard, Anny Belmont, Kathryn Osterman, Annie Haines. Presented by Broadhurst Brothers.

March 28 through April 2, 1898
TOO MUCH JOHNSON - comedy by William Gillette. Starring William Gillette, with Ida Conquest, Kate Meek, Sam Reed, Hope Ross, Arnold Daly, Joseph Brennan, Joseph Fancoeur, Robert Hickman, Arthur Brown, Emerson Stowall, James Rickard. Presented by Charles Frohman.

April 4 through April 9, 1898
AN IRISH GENTLEMAN - drama by Ramsay Morris. Starring Andrew Mack. Cast includes Adolph Jackson, Richard J. Dillon, Edwin Brandt, Olive White, Florence Ashbrooke, Marie Bates. Directed by R.A. Roberts. Under the management of Rich and Harris.

April 11 through April 16, 1898
THE PRINCESS AND THE BUTTERFLY - comedy by Arthur W. Pinero. Presented by Daniel Frohman's Lyceum Theater Stock Company.

April 18 through April 23, 1898
N. C. GOODWIN - Starring in An American Citizen (comedy by Madeline Lucette Ryley), A Gilded Fool (comedy by Henry Guy Carlton), The Rivals (comedy by Richard Brinsley Sheridan). Appearing with Mr. Goodwin and his company is Miss Maxine Elliott. Directed by George Appleton.

April 25 through April 30, 1898
THE MAN FROM MEXICO - farce, adapted from the French by H.A. Du Souchet. Starring Willie Collier and Louise Allen and Dan Mason. Directed by W. H. Post.

May 2 through May 7, 1898
ONE SUMMER'S DAY - comedy by H.V. Esmond. Starring John Drew, with Arthur W. Byron, James O. Barrows, D.H. Harkins, Morgan Coman, Frank E. Lamb, Master Henry McArdle, Miss Isabel Irving, Miss May Buckley, Miss Ida Vernon, Miss Bijou Fernandez and Mrs. Delores King. Presented by Charles Frohman.

May 9 through May 14, 1898 [xerox only]
CONGRESS OF FOREIGN STARS - vaudeville style music hall of 12 acts. Cast, headed by Charmion, includes the Picchiani sisters (acrobats), Delmore and Lee, Burke and Andrus (bronco mule act), Herbert's trained dogs, Silverne and Emery (flying rings). Presented by Koster & Bial.

May 26, 1898 [no program file]
LAMBS' CLUB ALL STAR GAMBOL - 125 artists and musicians in a minstel program. Company includes Nat C. Goodwin, deWolf Hopper, Reginald de Koven,

June 9, 1898 [no program file]
AN ANNUAL SONG RECITAL BY THE PUPILS OF MISS KATIE V. WILSON (filed under Wilson, Katie V.)

June 13 through June 25, 1898 [xerox only]
NATIONAL OPERA COMIQUE COMPANY -- oresent Cavalleria Rusticana, H.M.S. Pinafore, and The Grand Duchess. Starring Carlotta Gilman, with Elsie Ellis, M.H. Martin, Algernon Aspland, Arthur Tempest. Directed by Joseph M. Kenney. Produced by Josa Van Den Berg.

August 11 through August 16, 1898 [xerox only]
GEORGE WILSON'S MODEL MINSTRELS AND W.S. CLEVELAND'S MASSIVE MINSTRELSY - two minstrel companies appearing together.

August 24, 1898 [xerox only]
U.S. MARINE BAND - concert and an address by Hon. Charles Emory Smith, Postmaster-General.

September 12 through September 17, 1898 [xerox only]
THE GIRL FROM PARIS - burlesque by Edward E. Rice. Starring Della Stacey, Horace Newman, Sidney de Grey, Harry Hermsen, Charles Drake, J.C. Marlowe, George Mitchell, Lee Hobbs Martin, Maud Daniels, Olive Wallace and Maud de Don. Under the direction of Frank Smithson.

September 19 through September 24, 1898
A REIGN OF ERROR - farce by John J. McNally. Starring the Rogers Brothers and Georgia Caine, George F. Marion, Maude Raymond, Ada Lewis, John Parr, Georgie Lawrence, Budd Ross, La Petite Adelaide and Edith St. Clair. Directed by Ben Teal. Presented by Klaw and Erlanger.

September 26 through October 1, 1898
THE CHRISTIAN - by Hall Caine, based on his novel. Starring Viola Allen, Edward J. Morgan, John Mason and George Woodward. Produced under the stage direction of Walter Clarke Bellows.

October 3 through October 8, 1898
WHY SMITH LEFT HOME - farce by George H. Broadhurst. Starring Maclyn Arbuckle, Fred W. Peters, Frank Hatch, M.B. Snyder, Maurice Darcy, Miss Marion Giroux, Miss Blanche Chapman, Miss Rose Snyder, Miss Sadie Kirby, Miss Dorothy Usner, Miss Jessie Conant, and Mrs. Annie Yeamans.

October 10 through October 15, 1898
THE CHARLATAN - comic opera by John Philip Sousa and Charles Klein. Starring De Wolf Hopper and his company.

October 17 through October 22, 1898
THE CONQUERORS - drama by Paul M. Potter. Starring William Faversham and Jessie Millward. Presented by Charles Frohman's Empire Theater Company.

October 24 through October 29, 1898
THE LITTLE HOST - operatic comedy by Edgar Smith and Louis DeLange; music by W.T. Francis and Thomas Chilvers. Starring Della Fox, Hugh Chilvers, H.D. Blakemore, Herbert Carter and Frank Kelly.

October 31 through November 5, 1898
THE BOSTONIANS - presenting two productions: The Serenade, a comic opera: music by Victor Herbert; libretto by Harry B. Smith; and Robin Hood, by Reginald DeKoven and Hary B. Smith. Directed by Frank L. Perley. Starring the Famous Original Bostonians.

November 4 and November 6, 1898
HALL CAINE LECTURE - Home Sweet Home.

November 7 through November 12, 1898
BECAUSE SHE LOVED HIM SO - comedy, adapted by William Gillette from the French. Starring Edwin Arden, J.E. Dodson, Arnold Daly, Ida Conquest, Bijou Fernandez, Kate Meek. Presented by Charles Frohman.

November 14 through November 19, 1898
THE TREE OF KNOWLEDGE - by R.C. Carton. Starring James K. Hackett. Cast includes George Alison, Arthur Hoops, E.W. Thomas, Miriam Nesbitt, Gertrude Rivers, Mabel Amber. Presented by Daniel Frohman.

November 21 through November 26, 1898
WAY DOWN EAST -- by Lottie Blair Barker. Starring Phoebe Davies an d Odell Williams. Presented by William A. Brady.

November 28 through December 3, 1898
HON. JOHN GRIGSBY - comedy by Charles Klein. Starring Sol Russell. Cast includes Lionel Barrymore, William Farnum, James Lackage, Florence Rockwell, Lila Convere, Fannie Addison Pitt.

December 5 through December 10, 1898
MODJESKA - Starring in Magda (drama by Hermann Sudermann), Mary Stuart (drama by Frederick Schiller), Antony and Cleopatra (by William Shakespeare), Camille (by Alexander Dumas), As You Like It (by William Shakespeare), Macbeth (by William Shakespeare). The company includes Grace Fisher, Anna E. Proctor, Hannah Sargent, Maude Morrell, Lester Lonergan, George Spencer, Charles Herman, Wadsworth Harris, Mark Fenton. Directed by John C. Fisher.

December 11, 1898
LECTURE BY COL. R.G. INGERSOLL on the subject of "Superstition."

December 12, through December 17, 1898
JEFFERSON COMEDY COMPANY - present The Rivals (by Richard Brinsley Sheridan) and Rip Van Winkle. The Company includes William Winter Jefferson, Thomas Jefferson, Joseph Warren Jefferson, Otis Skinner, Wilton Lackage, George Denham, Elsie Leslie, Ffolliet Pagett and others. .
December 19 through December 24, 1898
THE FRENCH MAID - frisky English novelty. Libretto by Capt. Basil Hood; music by Walter Slaughter. Starring Anna Held and Charles A. Bigelow. Presented by Charles E. Evans and F. Ziegfeld Jr.

December 26, 1898 through January 1, 1899
THE TELEPHONE GIRL - musical comedy by Hugh Morton: music by Gustave Kerker. Starring Louis Mann and Clara Lipman. Directed by George W. Lederer. Presented by George W. Lederer and George B. McLellan.

1899
MORIZ ROSENTHAL RECITAL - piano

January 2 through January 7, 1899
THE HEAD OF THE FAMILY - by Clyde Fitch and Leo Ditrichstein. Starring William H. Crane. Cast includes Walter Hale, Boyd Putnam, Frederick Truesdell, William Boag, William J. Dupont, Kate Lester, Ysobel Haskins, Gladys Wallis, Olive Oliver. Directed by Joseph H. Brooks.

January 9 through January 14, 1899
PRIMROSE AND DOCKSTADER'S GREAT AMERICAN MINSTRELS

January 16 through January 21, 1899
A DAY AND A NIGHT IN NEW YORK - account of the adventures of a gentleman from New Jersey by Hoyt. Cast includes Charles L. Warren, Celia Clay, Otis Harlan, Ed. Wonn, Lloyd Wilson, Charles Zimmerman, Ed. Garvie, Robert Cowan, Jules Jordan, Alma Kremer, Hattie Wells.

January 23 through January 28, 1899
SHENANDOAH - war play by Bronson Howard. Starring Maurice Barrymore and Mary Hampton. Directed by Jacob Litt.

January 30 through February 4, 1899
BY THE SAD SEA WAVES - ragtime opera. Starring "The Real Funny Boys: J. Sherrie Mathews and Harry Bulger." Directed by Dunne and Riley.

February 6 through February 11, 1899
THE LITTLE MINISTER - comedy by J. M. Barrie. Starring Maude Adams with George Irving, Eugene Jepson, Robert Edeson, George Fawcett. Presented by Charles Frohman.

February 13 through February 18, 1899
JULIA ARTHUR -- Starring in A Lady of Quality (by Frances Hodgson Burnett and Stephen Townsend), As You Like It (by William Shakespeare), Pygmalion and Galatea (by W. S. Gilbet), Mercedes (by Thomas Bailey Aldrich). Company includes T. B. Bridgeland, William Herbert, W.S. Hart, Agnes Knights, Marie Bingham, Florence Conron, Albert Brown, W.J. Thorold. Directed by Napier Lothian, Jr.

February 20 through February 25, 1899
CATHERINE - comedy by Henri Lavedan. Starring Annie Russell. Cast includes Frank Worthing, Vincent Serrano, W.J. LeMoyne, J.G. Saville, Sarah Cowell-LeMoyne, Elsie DeWolfe, Ellen Gail. Presented by Charles Frohman.

February 27 through March 4, 1899
KATE KIP, BUYER - comedy by Glen MacDonough. Starring May Irwin and her company.

March 6 through March 11, 1899
SECRET SERVICE -- romance of the Confederacy by William Gillette. Starring Joseph Brennan, Ida Waterman, Sara Perry, Walter Thomas, Hope Ross, William Gillette. Presented by Charles Frohman.

March 13 through March 18, 1899
RUPERT OF HENTZAU - by Anthony Hope. Starring James K. Hackett. Cast includes Theodore Roberts, Arthur Hoops, Brigham Royce, Gertrude Rivers, Jobyna Howland. Presented by Daniel Frohman.

March 17, 1899 (afternoon)
EMIL SAUER - pianist in his first Washington recital.

March 19, 1899 (afternoon)
THE CELT IN THE ENGLISH SPEAKING WORLD - by Rev. Edward McGlynn. Under the auspices of the Ancient Order of Hibernians.

March 20 through March 25, 1899 [no program file]
A STRANGER IN NEW YORK - comedy by Hoyt. Starring Harry Conor, Harry Gilfoil and Anna Boyd.

March 27 through April 1, 1899
THE BRIDE ELECT - comic opera, with book and music by John Philip Sousa. Cast includes Albert Hart, George Lyding, Charles H. Drew, Hilda Clark, Mabella Baker, Christie MacDonald.Presented by Klaw & Erlanger and B.D. Stevens.

April 3 through April 8, 1899 [no program file]
NATHAN HALE - by Clyde Fitch. Starring Mr. N.C. Goodwin and Miss Maxine Elliott. Under the management of George J. Appleton.

April 10 through April 15, 1899 [no program file]
JOSEPH JEFFERSON COMEDY COMPANY presents Rip Van Winkle (by Washington Irving) and The Rivals (by Richard Brinsley Sheridan). Starring Joseph Jefferson, with Verner Clarges, George F. Nash, Joseph Jefferson Jr., George W. Denham, Walter B. Woodall, W.W. Jefferson, Ffolliott Paget, Elsie Leslie and Blanche Bender.

April 17 through April 22, 1899 [no program file]
HER ATONEMENT - by Anson Pond. Starring Margaret Robinson, Louise Aldreich, Henry E. Dixey, Jessie Busley, Orrin Johnson, Kate Denin Wilson, John F. Cook and Recca Scott. Presented by Charles Frohman.

April 20, 1899 (afternoon)
RAFAEL JOSEFFY RECITAL -

April 24 through April 29, 1899
THE FORTUNE TELLER - comic opera by Victor Herbert, based on the book by Harry B. Smith. Starring Alice Nielsen and her Opera Company. Produced by Julian Mitchell and presented by Frank L. Perley.

May 1 through May 6, 1899
TRELAWNY OF THE WELLS - comedietta by Arthur W. Pinero. Featuring the Lyceum Theatre Company, including Hilda Spong, Edward Morgan, Mary Mannering, John Findlay. Presented by Daniel Frohman.

May 8 through May 13, 1899
CHARLES O'MALLEY, THE IRISH DRAGOON - comedy by Theodore Burt Sayre. Starring Wilton Lackaye. Cast includes Joseph Whiting, J. Palmer Collins, Joseph Keefe, Arthur Maitland, Agnes Rose Lane, Olive May, Alice Evans, Madge Duffea.

May 15 through May 20, 1899 [no program file]
MY COUSIN

May 22 through May 27, 1899
WAY DOWN EAST - by Lottie Blair Parker. Cast includes Phoebe Davies, Odell Williams, Sara Stevens Forrest Robinson, Pearl Evelynne, George Backus, Felix Haney, Frank Lander, Ella Hugh Wood. Presented by William A. Brady.

June 1, 1899 [one night only]
ROMEO AND JULIET - by William Shakespeare. Starring Miss Maude Adams, with William Faversham and James K. Hackett. Presented by Charles Frohman.

June 8, 1899
LAW SCHOOL OF THE NATIONAL UNIVERSITY COMMENCEMENT (filed under National University)

June 13, 1899 (Tuesday evening)
ALABAMA - presented by the Carroll Institute Dramatic Club, assisted by the Carroll Institute Orchestra. A benefit for the Georgetown University Hospital.

June 14, 1899
AN ANNUAL SONG RECITAL BY THE PUPILS OF MISS KATIE V. WILSON (filed under Wilson, Katie V.)

September 18 through September 23, 1899
CHILDREN OF THE GHETTO - drama by Israel Zangwill. Starring Wilton Lackaye, Frank Worthing, William Norris, Adolphe Lestina, Calude Brooke, Gus Frankel, Emil Hoch, Frank Cornell, Fred Lotto.Presented by Liebler and Company. Staged by James A. Herne.

September 25 through September 30, 1899 [filed under James]
LOUIS JAMES, KATHRYN KIDDER AND CHARLES B. HANFORD -- starring in three plays: School for Scandal (by Richard Brinsley Sheridan), Winter's Tale (by William Shakespeare), and Macbeth (by William Shakespeare). Presented by Wagenals and Kemper.

October 2 through October 7, 1899
BECAUSE SHE LOVED HIM SO - comedy adapted from the French by William Gillette. Starring J.E. Dodson. Cast includes Francis Carlyle, Ralph Dean, William B. Smith, Annie Irish, Kate Meek. Presented by Charles Frohman.

October 9 through October 14, 1899
AT THE WHITE HORSE TAVERN - comedy by Sydney Rosenfeld from a German play by Messrs. Blumenthal and Kadelberg. Starring Charles H. Bradshaw. Cast includes Eva Vincent, Adelaide Kelm, Richard Bennett, Leo Deitrichstein, Fred Summerfeld, Miriam Nesbitt. Presented by Daniel and Charles Frohman.

October 16 through October 21, 1899
PAPA'S WIFE - musical comedy by Reginald DeKoven and Harry B. Smith. Starring Mlle. Anna Held. Cast includes Charles A. Bigelow, M.A. Kennedy, Isabelle Evesson, Harry Woodruff, Agnes Findlay, Henry Bergman and George Marion. Presented by Flo Ziegfeld.

October 23 through October 28, 1899
ZAZA - David Belasco's version of Pierre Berton and Charles Simon's play. Starring Mrs. Leslie Carter. Cast includes Charles A. Stevenson, Gerard Anderson, Mark Smith, Elizabeth Belknap, Corah Adams, Marie Bates. Presented by Charles Frohman.

October 30 through November 4, 1899
CHRIS AND THE WONDERFUL LAMP - music by John Philip Sousa; book by Glen MacDonough. Starring Jerome Sykes and Edna Wallace-Hopper. Presented by Klaw, Erlanger and Stevens.

November 6 through November 11, 1899
PHROSO - from the novel by Anthony Hope; dramatized by Edward Rose and H.V. Esmond. Starring Odette Tyler. Cast includes R. D. MacLean, Morgan Coman, Carnley Douglas, Ogden Wight, Maud Hosford, Alice Chandleer. Presented by Charles Frohman.

November 13 through November 18, 1899
SOL SMITH RUSSELL - appearing in two productions: A Poor Relation (comedy by Edward E. Kidder) and Hon. John Grigsby (comedy by Charles Klein).

November 20 through November 25, 1899
THE GIRL FROM MAXIM'S - farce by George Feydeau. Cast includes W.J. Ferguson, Joseph Allen, Lewis Baker, Alfred Klein, Josephine Hall, Gertrude Whitty, Mayme Kealty, Rose Flynn. Presented Charles Frohman.

November 27 through December 1, 1899
THE CUCKOO - French farce adapted by Charles Brookfield. Starring Joseph Holland, Clayton White, Charles Bowser, Frank Lea Short, Amelia Bingham, Eleanor Moretti, Nora Dunblane. Presented by Charles Frohman.

December 3 through December 10, 1899
THE SONG OF THE SWORD - romantic drama by Leo Ditrichstein. Starring E.H. Sothern and Miss Virginia Harned

December 11 through December 16, 1899
LORD AND LADY ALGY - light comedy by R.C. Carton. Starring William Faversham, W.H. Crompton, Guy Standing, John Frederick Cook, G.W. Howard, E.Y. Backus. Presented by Charles Frohman's Empire Theatre Company.

December 18 through December 23, 1899
RUPERT OF HENTZAU - by Anthony Hope. Starring James K. Hackett, with Carl Ahrendt, Arthur Hoops, Brigham Royce, Stephen Wright, George Alison, Edward Donnelly, Jobyna Howland, Virginia Buchanan, Gertrude Rivers. Presented by Daniel Frohman.

December 22, 1899 (afternoon)
TIES - by Paul Hervieu - an English version of a play original performed at the Comedie Francaise. Part of Mr. John Blair's course of modern plays (11/17/99, 01/19/00, 02/16/00, 03/15/00). Starring Mr. John Blair.

December 25 through December 30, 1899 [filed under Irving]
HENRY IRVING AND ELLEN TERRY - starring in Robespierre (drama by Victorien Sardou), The Merchant of Venice (Shakespeare). Miss Terry performed in The Amber Heart (by Alfred Calmour) and Nance Oldfield (by Charles Reade). Mr. Irving performed in Waterloo (by Arthur Conan Doyle) and The Bells (by Erchmann Chatrian). They were supported by the London Lyceum Company.


1900 [complete]
January 1 through January 6, 1900 [xerox only]
THE ELDER MISS BLOSSOM - comedy by Ernest Hendrie and Metcalfe Wood. Starring Mr. and Mrs. Kendal. Presented by Daniel Frohman.

January 8, 1900 through January 13, 1900
SPORTING LIFE - melodrama by Cecil Raleigh and Seymour Hicks. Cast includes Joseph Kilgour Fred Strong, Beresford Webb, Charles Harris, Frances Stevens, Adelaide Warren, Marion Elmore, May Harris. Presented by Jacob Litt.

January 11, 1900 (Thursday at 4:00 p.m.) [xerox only]
BALTIMORE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA - Concert conducted by Ross Jungnickel with Alexandre Petschnikoff, soloist  INDEFINITELY POSTPONED

January 19, 1900 (afternoon) [xerox only]
MASTER BUILDER - modern drama is part of a play series known as the John Blair course of plays. The play stars Florence Kahn, Richard Mansfield, and William H Pascoe.

January 15 through January 20, 1900
OLGA NETHERSOLE - performing in Sapho (by Clyde Fitch, from the novel by Alphonse Daudet), Camille (adapted from the play of Alexander Dumas) and The Profligate (by A.W. Pinero). Cast includes Fred Thorne, Hamilton Revelle, Frank Farrington, Alexes Leighton, Maud Clayton. Directed by Marcus R. Mayer.

January 22 through January 27, 1900
WILLIAM H. CRANE and his company appearing in A Rich Man's Son (comedy by Michael Morton) and A Virginia Courtship (comedy by Eugene W. Presbey). Under the direction of Joseph Brooks.

January 29 through February 3, 1900
THE SINGING GIRL AND THE FORTUNE TELLER - music by Victor Herbert, lyrics by Harry B. Smith. Starring Eugene Cowles and featuring the Alice Nielsen Opera company

February 1, 1900 (afternoon).
SOUSA AND HIS BAND

February 4, 1900 [xerox only]
REV. D.J. STAFFORD LECTURE - on the great characters of Wm. Shakespear.

February 5 through February 10, 1900
THE TYRANNY OF TEARS - comedy by C. Haddon Chambers. Starring John Drew, with Ida Conquest, Georgie Mendum, Isabel Irving, Arthur Byron, Harry Harwood and Frank Lamb. Produced by Charles Frohman.

February 12 through February 17, 1900 [xerox only]
PRIMROSE AND DOCKSTADER'S GREAT AMERICAN MINSTRELS - Starring Lew Sully, James Tenbrooke, Larry Dooley, George Primrose, Lou Dockstader.

February 19 through February 24, 1900 [xerox only]
E.H. SOTHERN AND VIRGINIA HARNED starring in The Sunken Bell (by Gerhart Hauptmann) and The King's Musketeer (by Henry Hamilton). Presented by Daniel Frohman.(rescheduled for May 14 through May 19 due to illness of Mr. Southern.

February 22, 1900 (morning)
WASHINGTON BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION -- featuring an address bySenator Chauncy M. Depew. Presented by the Sons of the Revolution. The program was attended by President McKinley

February 26 through March 3, 1900
THE ONLY WAY - adapted by Freeman Wills from the Dickens' novel A Tale of Two Cities. Starring Henry Miller, with H.A. Weaver Jr., Daniel H. Harkins, Byron Douglas. Presented by Charles Frohman.

March 1, 1900 (Thursday matinee) [xerox only]
THE STORM - Part of Mr. John Blair's course of modern plays (11/17/99, 12/22/99, 01/19/00, 02/16/00). Starring Mr. John Blair.

March 5 through March 10, 1900
THE BELLE OF NEW YORK - musical comedy: book by Hugh Morton and music by Gustave Kerker. Starring Edna May in the title role. Presented by George W. Lederer's Original London-New York Casino Company.

March 12 through March 17, 1900
MISS HOBBS - comedy by Jerome K. Jerome. Starring Annie Russell, with Charles Richman, Campbell Gollan, William H. Lewers, Harry Rose, Clara Bloodgood, Mabel Morrison, Mrs. G.H. Gilbert. Presented by Charles Frohman.

March 18, 1900 [xerox only]
WASHINGTON SAENGERBUND SOCIETY CONCERT - featured Mme. Clementine de Verc Sapio (soprano), Mr. David Mannes (violinist) and Mr. Monroe Fabian (pianist)

March 19 through March 24, 1900
BARBARA FRIETCHIE - drama by Clyde Fitch. Starring Julia Marlowe. Cast includes Katherine Wilson, Norah Lamison, Mary Blyth, George Woodward, J.H. Gilmour, Lionel Adams, C.F. Gibney. Presented by Charles Frohman.

March 25, 1900 [xerox only]
SOUSA AND HIS BAND - concert featuring John Phillip Sousa and his band

March 26 through March 31 1900
SISTER MARY - farce by Glen McDonough. Starring May Irwin and her company, including Herbert Gresham, Louise Risl, Roland Carter, James F. Callahan, Jane Burby, Charles Prince.

April 2 through April 7, 1900 [xerox only]
THE BOSTONIANS -- present The Viceroy (a comic opera by Victor Herbert), Robin Hood (an opera by Reginald DeKoven and Harry B. Smith), The Serenade (a comic opera by Victor Herbert). Henry Clay Barnaby and W.H. MacDonald, proprietors.

April 9 through April 14, 1900
WHEN WE WERE TWENTY-ONE - written by H.V. Esmond. Starring N.C. Goodwin and Maxine Elliott. Cast includes Neil O'Brien, Frank Gillmore, Calrence Handyside, Gertrude Gheen. Directed by George J. Appleton.

April 17, 1900 [xerox only]
REV. D.J. STAFFORD LECUTRE -- on Hamlet

April 18, 1900 (afternoon)
THE HEATHER FIELD - Irish play by Edward Martyn. Featuring Caroline Keeler, Jobyna Howland, William Humphrey, John E. Kellard, Charles J. Bell, Brandon Tinan, Joseph H. Wilkes, J.H. Howland, and William J. Metahill

April 19 through April 21, 1900
NEW YORK METROPOLITAN OPERA COMPANY - performing Aida, Don Giovanni, Carmen and Faust. Directed by Maurice Grau.

April 23 through April 29, 1900
THE CHRISTIAN - by Hall Caine. Starring Viola Allen, with Robert Drouet, Charles Rowan, Edgar L. Davenport, Harold Russell, Frank C. Bangs. Lieber & Co., Managers. With seven musical selections, from Bizet, Herbert and others. "The management of the New National Theatre wish to thank those ladies who are considerate enough to remove their hats during the performance. It has long been noticed as this Theater that the gentlewomen are caring more and more for the comfort of those occupying the seats behind them."

April 30 through May 5, 1900
THE DEGENERATES - comedy by Sidney Grundy. Starring Mrs. Lily Langtree and her English company.

May 7 through May 12, 1900
THE MANEUVERS OF JANE - comedy by Henry Arthur Jones. Starring Charles Walcot, Ferd. Gottschalk, William F. Owen, Mary Mannering, Elizabeth Tyree, Ethel Hornick. Presented by Daniel Frohman's Company.

May 14 through May 19, 1900
E.H. SOTHERN AND VIRGINIA HARNED -- starring in The Sunken Bell (by Gerhart Hauptmann) and The King's Musketeer (by Henry Hamilton). Presented by Daniel Frohman. (Program originally scheduled for February 19 through February 24)

May 28 through May 30, 1900 [xerox only]
COLUMBIAN UNIVERSITY COMMENCEMENT -- three separate graduations: May 28 for the schools of medicine and dentistry; May 29 for the schools of law and comparative jurisprudence, and diplomacy; May 30 for the college, Corcoran Scientific School and the school of graduate studies.

June 1, 1900 [xerox only]
SENATOR CHAUNCEY M. DEPEW LECTURE - on "An American Abroad." Under the auspices of the Episcopal Eye, Ear and Throat Hospital.

June 14, 1900 [xerox only]
NATIONAL UNIVERSITY LAW DEPARTMENT - President McKinley conferred the degrees to the graduates.

June 15, 1900 (afternoon) [xerox only]
MARYLAND SCHOOL FOR THE BLIND - student program included vocal presentations, instrumental music and flag drills

June 18, 1900
WASHINGTON BUSINESS HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATION - Rev. A.S. Fisk delivered an address to the graduates while the Marine Band provided the music.

June 22, 1900 [xerox only]
MANDOLIN CLUB OF THE YMCA CONCERT

June 28, 1900 (xerox only)
BOHEMIAN GIRL - benefit performance for the National Army Relief Society to aid the widows and orphans of those killed in war. Cast included Miss Pearl Evans, Mme Cornwall, Mr. Melville D. Hensey, Mr. Robert Mason, and Mr. Emmett Ralston Lewis.

September 10 through September 15, 1900 [xerox only]
THE BELLE OF NEW YORK - musical comedy: lyrics by Hugh Morton; music by Hugh Kerker. Cast includes E.J. Connelly, Joseph Kane, Arthur Deagon, George Tollman, E.S. Tarr, Beulah Dodge, Mae Sailor, Grace Rutledge. -

September 17 through September 22, 1900 [xerox only]
MAM'SELLE AWKINS - musical comedy: book by Richard Carle; music by Alfred E. Aarons and Herman Perlet. Presented by the Alfred E. Aarons Musical Comedy Company.

The September 19th special matinee performance benefitted the Galveston, Texas storm relief campaign.

September 24 through September 29, 1900 [xerox only]
IN THE PALACE OF THE KING - dramatization in six scenes, by Lorimar Stoddard, from the novel by F. Marion Crawford. Starring Viola Allen, with Marcia Van Dresser. Produced under the Stage Direction of William Seymour. Liebler & Co., Managers.

October 1 through October 5, 1900 [xerox only]
A ROYAL ROGUE - operatic comedy by Charles Klein; lyrics by Grant Stewart and music by William T. Francis. Starring Jefferson de Angelis and his company.

October 8 through October 13, 1900 (xerox only)
CHARLES FROHMAN'S EMPIRE THEATRE COMPANY - present Brother Officers (comedy by Leo Trevor) and Lord and Lady Algy (comedy by R. C. Carton). Starring William Faversham, W.H. Crompton, Guy Standing, George W. Howard.

October 15 through October 20, 1900 (xerox only)
PRIMROSE AND DOCKSTADER'S GREAT AMERICAN MINSTRELS - Starring George Primrose and Lew Dockstader. Managed by James H. Decker.

October 22 through October 27, 1900
HEARTS ARE TRUMPS - drama by Cecil Raleigh. Starring Eleanor Moretti, Lottie Alter, Florence Robinson, Marcia Treadwell, Marian Gardner, Maud Hosford, Jessie Busley, Jane Rivers, Francis Carlyle, Wallace Erskine, S. Miller Kent, Dore Davidson, Sidney Herbert, Tully Marshall, Cecil de Mille, Thomas Grant. Presented by Charles Frohman.

October 29 through November 3, 1900 (xerox only)
HAMLET - by William Shakespeare. Starring E.H. Sothern and Virginia Harned, with Arthur Lawrence, Rowland Buckstone, Vincent Sternroyd, William harris, C.P. Flockton, Henry Carville, Daniel Jarrett, Richard Lambart, John Collins, Taylor Holmes, H. Northrup, Charlotte Deane, Adelaide Keim.

November 5 through November 10, 1900 (xerox only)
SPRIGHTLY ROMANCE OF MARSAC - drama by Mollie Elliott Seawell and dramatized by William Young. Starring Macklyn Arbuckle (in his first dramatic appearance at the National), with W.J. Ferguson, Edward Abeles, Henry Bergman, Horace Lewis, Calude Brooks, George Godfrey, John F. Denton, Margaret Fuller, Sandol Milikin, Kate Lester, Laura Clements, Annabell Whitford, Leonie Norbury. Directed by Joseph Brooks.

November 12 through November 17, 1900 [xerox only]
DANIEL FROHMAN'S NEW YORK STOCK COMPANY - present The Ambassador (by John Oliver Hobbes), Wheels Within Wheels (by R. C. Carton) and The Maneuvers of Jane (by Henry Arthur Jones).

November 19 through November 24, 1900 [xerox only]
SHERLOCK HOLMES - drama by A. Conan Doyle and William Gillette. Starring William Gillette as Holmes and Fred K. Truesdell as Watson. Presented by Charles Frohman.

November 22, 1900 (xerox only)
VIENNESE ORCHESTRA CONCERT - conductor: Eduard Strauss.

November 26 through December 1, 1900
JANICE MEREDITH - dramatized from the novel of Paul Lester Ford by the author and Edward E. Rose. Starring Mary Mannering. Cast includes Robert Drouet, Burr McIntosh, A.S. Lipman, George Backus, Helen Tracy Amy Ricard, Vivian Bernard. Presented by Frank McKee. Directed by Marcus R. Mayer. Presented by Frank McKee.

December 3 through December 8, 1900 [xerox only]
WAY DOWN EAST - by Lottie Blair Parker. Starring Phoebe Davis and Odell Williams. Produced by William A. Brady.

December 10 through December 15, 1900 [xerox only]
THE GIRL FROM UP THERE - musical comedy by Hugh Morton; music by Gustave Kerker. Starring Edna May. Cast includes Harry Conor, Virginia Earle, Harry Davenport, Farren Sauter, Harry Kelly, Nat M. Wills, Charles T. Aldrich, Alf. Whelan. Presented by Charles Frohman's Musical Comedy Company.

December 14, 1900 (afternoon) [xerox only]
LECTURE BY WINSTON S. CHURCHILL -- "The Boer War: The War as I Saw It."

December 17 through December 22, 1900 [xerox only)]
ZAZA - David Belasco's version of Pierre Berton and Charles Simon's play. Starring Mrs. Leslie Carter in her last appearances in this play. Cast includes Charles A. Stevenson, Harold Howard, Mark Smith, Hugo Toland, Nina Lyn.

December 24 through December 29, 1900
OLGA NETHERSOLE - appearing in Sapho (by Clyde Fitch from the novel by Alphonse Daudet) and Magda (by Herman Sudermann). Directed by Marcus R. Mayer.

December 31, 1900 through January 5, 1901
THE PRIDE OF JENNICO - melodrama by Abby Sage Richardson and Grace Livingston Furniss. Starring James K. Hackett and Bertha Galland. Presented by Daniel Frohman.


1901 [complete]
January 7 through January 12, 1901 [xerox only]
L'AIGLON - drama by Edmond Rostand. Starring Maude Adams. Cast includes J. H. Gilmour, Edwin Arden, Percy Lyndal, Eugene Jepson, Oswald Yorke, Ida Waterman, Sarah Perry, Sarah Converse, Ellie Collmer. Presented by Charles Frohman.

January 13, 1901
SOUSA AND HIS BAND CONCERT - Introducing the new Sousa march, "Hail to the Spirit of Liberty". Featuring Blanche Duffield, soprano; Bertha Bucklin, violin; Arthur Pryor, trombone.

January 14 through January 19, 1901
SARAH BERNHARDT IN REPERTORY - performing L'Aiglon, La Tosca, Cyrano de Bergerac, and Camille. Also starring Constant Coquelin. Directed by Maurice Grau.

January 21 through January 26, 1901
METROPOLITAN ENGLISH GRAND OPERA COMPANY- presenting Aida, Faust, Bohemian Girl, Carmen, Il Trovatore, Lohengrin, Mikado, Cavalleria Rusticana, and I'Pagliacci. Conductor: Maurice Grau.

January 28 through February 2, 1901 [xerox only]
MADGE SMITH, ATTORNEY - comedy by Ramsay Morris, with musical numbers. Starring May Irwin. Cast includes George A. Beane, Jos. M. Sparks, Ignacio Martinetti, Bert Thayer, Jacques Kruger

February 4 through February 9, 1901 [xerox only]
FOXY QUILLER - comic opera by DeKoven and Smith. Starring Jerome Sykes and the Klaw and Erlanger Opera Company. Cast includes Helen Bertram, Grace Cameron, Georgia Caine, Edna Hunter, Edith Barr, Adolph Zink, Harry MacDonough, W.G. Steward, Julius Steger.

February 8, 1901 (afternoon) [xerox only]
EDWARD STRAUSS AND HIS VIENNA ORCHESTRA IN CONCERT - program includes music of Strauss.

February 11 through February 16, 1901 [xerox only]
DAVID HARUM - dramatization of Edward Noyes Westcott's book. Starring William H. Crane. Cast includes Katherine Florence, Grace Heyer, George S. Probert, Charles Jackson, Frank Burbeck, Charles Avery, Lois Frances Clark.

February 18 through February 23, 1901 [xerox only]
THE GAY LORD QUEX - by Arthur Pinero. Starring John Hare. Cast includes Irene Vanbrugh and Hare's London Globe Theater Company. The two stars gave a single matinee performance of A Pair of Spectacles, a comedy by Sydney Grundy.

February 24, 1901 [xerox only]
HALEY'S BAND CONCERT - soloists include: Lillian Sefton, soprano; Carlos M. Uliveri, clarinet.

February 25 through March 2, 1901 [xerox only]
E.S. WILLARD IN REPERTORY - presenting David Garrick (comedy by Robertson), Tom Pinch (by Charles Dickens), The Professor's Love Story (by J.M. Barrie), The Middleman (by Henry Arthur Jones). Company includes Maude Hoffman, Frederick Volpe, Ernest Stallard, H. Cane, Laura Linden, H.G. Lonsdale.

March 3, 1901 [xerox only]
ANITA TRUEMAN LECTURE - the nineteen-year-old lectures on The Modern Standard of Greatness.

March 4 through March 9, 1901
ALICE NIELSON OPERA COMPANY - present The Fortune Teller and The Singing Girl, comic operas by Victor Herbert and Harry B. Smith. Company includes Eugene Cowles, Richie Ling, Viola Gillette, Joseph Herbert, Joseph Cawthorn, John Slavin, Harry Dale.

March 8, 1901 (afternoon) [xerox only]
LEIPSIC ORCHESTRA CONCERT - conductor: Hans Winderstein. Soloist: Slivinski, piano. Program includes works by Wagner, Tscaikowski, Schubert.

March 11 through March 16, 1901
HAMLET - by William Shakespeare. Starrring E.H. Sothern and Virginia Harned.

March 14, 1901 (afternoon) [xerox only]
JOSEF HOFMANN RECITAL - pianist plays a program of works by Bach, Beethoven, Schubert, Grieg, Chapin, Rubinstein, Wagner, Liszt.

March 18 through March 23, 1901
KING HENRY V - by William Shakespeare. Starring Richard Mansfield. Cast includes David Todd, Malcolm Duncan, Joseph L. Hunter, Sheridan Block and J.P. Collins.

March 25 through March 30, 1901
A ROYAL FAMILY - comedy by R. Marshall. Starring Annie Russell. Cast includes Orrin Johnson, W.H. Thompson, Lawrence D'Orsay, Richard Bennett, Charles Butler, Harry Rose, Eleanor Sanford, Mabel Morrison. Presented by Charles Frohman.

March 29, 1901 (afternoon) [xerox only]
SOUSA BAND CONCERT - soloists: Bertha Bucklin, violin; Blanche Duffield, soprano; Arthur Pryor, trombone.

March 31, 1901 [xerox only]
CHRISTIAN SCIENCE LECTURE - Mrs. Sue Harper Mims of Atlanta lectures on the doctrines of the church.

April 1 through April 6, 1901 [xerox only]
SWEET NELL OF OLD DRURY - comedy by Paul Kester. Starring Ada Rehan. Cast includes Henry Jewett, White Whittlesey, William Elton, Eldon B. Alsop, Foster Lardner. Produced by Ben Teal.

April 8 through April 13, 1901 [xerox only]
WHEN WE WERE TWENTY-ONE - comedy by Henry V. Esmond. Starring N.C. Goodwin and Maxine Elliott. Cast includes Harry Woodruff, Neil O'Brien, J.B. Crawford, Gertrude Olsen. Directed by George J. Appleton.

April 11, 1901 (afternoon) [xerox only]
JOSEF HOFMANN RECITAL - program includes works by Saint-Saens, Beethoven, Schubert.

April 15 through April 20, 1901
RICHARD CARVEL - dramatization by Edward E. Rose of the novel by Winston Churchill. Starring John Drew. Cast includes Herbert Carr, Arthur Byron, Frank Losee, Harry Harwood. Presented by Charles Frohman.

April 21, 1901 [xerox only]
WASHINGTON SAENGERBUND SOCIETY CONCERT - 50th anniversary concert of the group which has 50 active and nearly 800 associate and honorary members.

April 22 through April 27, 1901 [xerox only]
THE BOSTONIANS IN REPERTORY -- present Robin Hood (by Reginald DeKoven and Harry B. Smith), The Serenade (comic opera by Victor Herbert), The Viceroy (comic opera by Victor Herbert). Henry Clay Barnaby and William MacDonald, proprietors. Directed by Klaw and Erlanger. Musical director S.L. Studley.

May 6 through May 11, 1901 [xerox only]
THE CASINO GIRL - musical farce by Harry B. Smith; music by Ludwig Englander. Starring James E. Sullivan and Katie Seymour. Cast includes Albert Hart, Sam Collins, Harry Fairleigh, Charles Dox, Ella Snyder, Emily Herve, Gace Milburn, Claudine Sharp. Presented by George W. Lederer's Big London Company.

May 14, 1901 (afternoon) [xerox only]
LECTURE BY MADAME YALE - on beauty and physical culture

May 16, 1901 (single performance) [xerox only]
IN A BALCONY - poetic drama by Robert Browning. Starring Otis Skinner, Eleanor Robson and Sarah Cowell Lemoyne.

May 21, 1901 (single performance) [xerox only]
MERCHANT OF VENICE - by William Shakespeare. Starring N.C. Goodwin and Maxine Elliott. Cast includesEffie Elisler, Annie Irish, J.E. Dodson, J.J. LeMoyne, Maclyn Arbuckle, Henry Woodruff.

May 25, 1901 [xerox only]
GEORGETOWN ORCHESTRA - featuring Josef Kaspar Conductor and soloists Mary Helen Howe (soprano), Anton Kaspar (violin), Anita Cluss (harp).

May 27, 28 & 29, 1901 [xerox only]
COLUMBIAN UNIVERSITY GRADUATION EXERCISES - for the medical and dental schools, the law school, and the Columbian College and the Corcoran Scientific School.

May 30 and June 1, 1901 [xerox only]
MACFADDEN LECTURES ON PHYSICAL CULTURE - three lectures by Bernarr MacFadden, the first for men and women, the second for women only and the third, for men only.

May 31, 1901 [xerox only]
NATIONAL COLLEGE OF PHARMACY GRADUATION

June 3, 1901 [xerox only]
WOOD COMMERCIAL COLLEGE GRADUATION

June 4, 1901 [xerox only]
MISS LIEBERMAN'S MUSICALE - staged by pupils of Miss Lieberman, assisted by members of the Marine Band orchestra.

June 5, 1901 [xerox only]
CECELIA LOFTUS - farewell tour of renowned mimic performing a one-act play, Undine, as well as imitations of famous women of the theater.

June 6 and 7, 1901 [xerox only]
NATIONAL UNIVERSITY GRADUATION - for the law school and the medical and dental school.

June 10, 1901 [xerox only]
GEORGETOWN LAW GRADUATION

June 12, 1901 [xerox only]
FLYNN'S BUSINESS COLLEGE GRADUATION

June 14, 1901
FLAG DAY EXERCISES

June 16, 1901 [xerox only]
THE BURNING OF JOAN OF ARC - a full dress rehearsal of the 30 minute drama. Featuring George W. Denham. Dialogue by Will A. Page. By invitation only. Presente by Messrs. Morgan Sherwood and George W. Denham.

June 18, 1901 [xerox only]
BENEFIT FOR VICTIMS OF THE EAST TENNESSEE FLOOD - local entertainers perform for the benefit of flood victims and raise $1,000.

June 24, 1901 [xerox only]
ARCANUM DAY CELEBRATION - 24th anniversary of the order of the Royal Arcanum.

September 16 through September 20, 1901 [xerox only]
FOXY GRANDPA - musical comedy: script by R. Melville Baker; music by Joseph Hart. Starring Joseph Hart and Carrie de Mar. Cast includes Henry Bergman, Clifton Crawford, John F. Keefe, Beatrice Lieb, Nellie Yale, Maud Morison.

September 23 through September 28, 1901
THE LAST APPEAL - drama by Leo Ditrichstein. Starring Robert Drouet, Frederick Hartley and Edwin Brandt. Produced by Leo Ditrichstein.

September 30 through October 5, 1901 [xerox only]
THE STROLLERS - George W. Lederer's musical comedy, adapted from the German of L. Krenn and C. Lindau: music by Ludwig Englander. Starring Francis Wilson, with his company (including Eddie Foy). Direction of Nixon and Zimmerman.

October 7 through October 12, 1901 [xerox only]
PRIMROSE AND DOCKSTADER'S MINSTRELS

October 13, 1901 [xerox only]
GIANNINI'S ITALIAN MARINE BAND CONCERTS - two concerts under the direction of Signor Minoliti.

October 14 through October 19, 1901
WHEN KNIGHTHOOD WAS IN FLOWER - dramatization by Paul Kester from the novel of Charles Major. Starring Julia Marlowe. Cast includes Charles Harbury, Wilfrid North, Sydney Toler, A. Douzet, Annie Clark.

October 21 through October 26, 1901 [xerox only]
THE CLIMBERS - comedy by Clyde Fitch. Starring Amelia Bingham and her company, including Robert Edeson, Frank Worthing, Ferdinand Gottschalk, Minnie Dupree, Ethel Winthrop, Bijou Fernandez, Madge Carr Cooke. Directed by Clyde Fitch.

October 28 through November 2, 1901 [xerox only]
LADY HUNTWORTH'S EXPERIMENT - comedy by R.C. Carton. Starring Hilda Spong. Cast includes Grant Stewart, Arthur Forrest, Beatrice Morgan, Jameson Lee Finney. Presented by Daniel Frohman.

President and Mrs. Teddy Roosevelt attended the October 29th performance, the first time since becoming president.

November 4 through November 9, 1901 [xerox only]
HELMET OF NAVARRE - drama by Bertha Runkle and Lawrence Marston, adapted from Miss Runkle's novel of the same name. Starring Charles Dalton. Cast includes Sheridan Block, George Wessells, Robert V. Ferguson, Rose Eytinge, Royeden Erlynne. Pre-Broadway production.

November 11 through November 17, 1901
JOSEPH JEFFERSON in performances of Rip Van Winkle, The Rivals, Cricket on the Hearth and Lend Me Five Shillings.

November 18 through November 23, 1901
BEAUCAIRE - original comedy by Booth Tarkington and Evelyn Greenleaf Sutherland. Starring Richard Mansfield. Cast includes Joseph Weaver, Charles James, Arthur Berthelet, C.H. Geldart, Alexander Frank, A.G. Andrews, M.A. Kennedy, Lettice Fairfax, Sydney Cowell, Ethel Knight Mollison.

November 25 through November 30, 1901 [xerox only]
THE FOREST LOVERS - dramatization of the romance by Maurice Hewlett. Starring Bertha Galland in her Washington starring debut. Cast includes Harry B. Stanford, George W. Barbier, Margaret Bourne, Frank C. Bangs. Presented by Daniel Frohman.

December 11 (Wednesday) through December 14, 1901 [xerox only]
DU BARRY - by David Belasco. Starring Mrs. Leslie Carter, with Campbell Golian, Beresford Webb, Hamilton Revelle. Presented by David Belasco.

December 16 through December 21, 1901 [xerox only]
THE ROGERS BROTHERS IN WASHINGTON - vaudeville farce by John J. McNally. Starring Gus and Max Rogers. Presented by The Klaw & Erlanger Comedy Co.

December 19, 1901 (afternoon) [xerox only]
MME. EMMA NEVADA CONCERT - songs by the world-famous soprano. Also on the program, Heathe Gregory, American basso; Pablo Casals, cello; Leon Moreau, piano.

December 23 through December 28, 1901 [xerox only]
DON CAESAR'S RETURN - comedy by Victor Mapes. Starring James K. Hackett. Cast includes Miss Oaker, Fernando Eliscu, Joseph Brennan, George Le Soir.

December 30, 1901 through January 4, 1902 [xerox only]
THE TOREADOR - musical play by James T. Tanner and Harry Nicholls; music by Ivan Caryll and Lionel Monckton; lyrics by Adrian Ross and Percy Greenbank. Starring Francis Wilson and his company. Presented by Nixon and Zimmerman.

December 31, 1901 (afternoon) [xerox only]
MME. LILLIAN NORDICA IN RECITAL - soprano in recital, accompanied by E. Romayne Simmons, piano.

1902 (complete)
January 6 through January 11, 1902 [xerox only]
MAID MARIAN - romantic comic opera: book by Harry B. Smith; music by Reginald DeKoven. Starring Grace Van Studdiford, Henry Clay Barnabee, W. H. MacDonald, Frank Rushworth, George B. Frothingham and the other memebers of the Bostonian company. Direction of Klaw and Erlanger.

January 13 through January 18, 1902 [xerox only]
A ROYAL RIVAL - from "Don Caesar de Bazan," adapted by Gerald Du Maurier. Starring William Faversham. Cast includes Julie Opp, Edwin Stevens, Prince Lloyd, N.L. Jelenko, Joseph Weber, Maggie Holloway Fisher, Claire McDowell. Presented by Charles Frohman.

January 19, 1902
THE KILTIES BAND CONCERT -- the 48th Gordon Highlanders of Canada, in concert.

January 20 through January 25, 1902 [xerox only]
THE SECOND IN COMMAND - comedy by Robert Marshall. Starring John Drew. Presented by Charles Frohman.
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January 27 through February 1, 1902
E. S. WILLARD IN REPERTORY -- appearing in The Cardinal (by Louis N. Parker), David Garrick (by T.W. Robertson), Tom Pinch (by J.J. Dilley and L. Clifton, adapted from Charles Dickens' "Martin Chuzzlewit").

February 2, 1902 (xerox only)
ORDER OF EAGLES BENEFIT - musical and theatrical review for the charitable causes of the Eagles

February 3 through 8, 1902 [xerox only]
ALICE OF OLD VINCENNES - by Edward E. Rose, dramatized from Maurice Thompson's novel. Starring Virginia Harned. Cast includes Margaret Gordon, Sadie Lauer, Helen Tracy, William Courtleigh, Arthur Hoops. Produced by Charles Frohman.

February 10 through February 22, 1902
BEN HUR - by General Lew Wallace. Starring William Farnum, George Alison, Francis Kingdon, Frank Engel, Charles J. Wilson. Directed by Joseph Brooks. Presented by Klaw and Erlanger.

February 22, 1902 (morning) [xerox only]
WASHINGTON'S BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION - sponsored by the Sons of the Revolution.

February 23, 1902 (Sunday evening)
THE KILTIES BAND CONCERT -- the 48th Highlanders of Canada, in their farewell concert.

February 24 through March 1, 1902 [xerox only]
CAPTAIN JINKS OF THE HORSE MARINES - comedy by Clyde Fitch. Starring Ethel Barrymore, with George W. Howard, H. Reeves Smith, Mrs. Thomas Wiffen. Produced by Charles Frohman.

March 3 through March 8, 1902 [xerox only]
QUALITY STREET - comedy by James M. Barrie. Starring Maude Adams. Cast includes Sydney Brough, Arthur Barry, Joseph Francoeur, Ida Waterman, Marion Abbott, Helen Lowell. Produced by Charles Frohman.

March 9, 1902 [xerox only]
WASHINGTON SAENGERBUND SOCIETY CONCERT - conductor: Henry Xander. Program of works for singers, as well as instrumental music.

March 10 through March 15, 1902 [xerox only]
THE NEW YORKERS - musical: book by Glen McCunough; music by Ludwig Englander; lyrics by George V. Hobart. Starring Dan Daly and the George W. Lederer Company.

March 17 through March 22, 1902 [xerox only]
JANICE MEREDITH - drama by Paul Leicester Ford and Edward E. Rose. Starring Mary Mannering and Robert Drouet.

March 24 through March 29, 1902
THE GIRL AND THE JUDGE - comedy by Clyde Fitch. Starring Annie Russell. Cast Includes Orrin Johnson, John Glendinning, Arthur Schwartz, Harriet Otis Dellenbaugh. Presented by Charles Frohman.

March 30, 1902 [xerox only]
SOUSA BAND CONCERT - conductor: John Philip Sousa.

March 31 through April 5, 1902 [xerox only]
DAVID HARUM - from the novel by Edward Noyes Westcott. Starring William H. Crane. Cast includes William Sampson, Charles J. Jackson, Frank Burbeck, Harry M. Blake, Sheridan Tupper, Guy Nichols, W.H. Dupont, Charles Avery, George F. DeVere, Joseph Rawley, Miriam Nesbitt, Kate Meek and Lois Frances Clark. Presented by Charles Frohman.

April 7 through April 12, 1902 [xerox only]
THE WIDOW JONES - comedy-farce by John J. McNally. Starring May Irwin and her company. Directed by R. A. Roberts.

April 14 through April 19, 1902
D'ARCY OF THE GUARDS - by louis Evan Shipman and starring Henry Miller with Florence Rockwell, Louise Wakelee, Janet Harrington, Arthur Elliot, Walter Allen, Charles F. Gotthold, Otis Turner, Merriam Bruce, James A. Leahy, Herbert Darrell, George C. Pearce, Robert Warring, John Cooper, George Cornish and Thomas Prescott.

April 13, 1902 [xerox only]
HOFMANN-GERADY-KREISLER RECITAL - program of music for piano, cello and violin.

April 15, 1902 (afternoon) [xerox only]
LECTURE BY MADAME YALE - on beauty and physical culture.

April 20, 1902 [xerox only]
EMIL CHRISTIANI CONCERT - Danish violinist, assisted by Miss hattie M. Ritchie and 100 members of local German singing societies

April 21 through April 27, 1902 [xerox only]
WHEN KNIGHTHOOD WAS IN FLOWER - Paul Kester's dramatization of Charles Major's novel. Starring Julia Marlowe as Mary Tudor. With Charles Harbury as Henry VIII.

April 28 through May 3, 1902
UNDER TWO FLAGS - drama by Paul M. Potter. Starring Julia Marlowe. Cast includes Blanche Bates, Eugene Ormonde, Burr McIntosh, Rankin Duvall, Rose Snyder, Pauline von Arnold. Presented by Charles Frohman by arrangement with David Belasco.

April 28, 1902 (afternoon) [xerox only]
WASHINGTON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA CONCERT - conductor: Reginald de Koven; soloist: Jan Paderewski, piano.

May 9 through May 10, 1902 [xerox only]
PHYSICAL CULTURE CARNIVAL - Friday performances for women only; Saturday performances for men only. Featuring health talks and other information provided by Bernard MacFadden and his company.

May 12 through May 17, 1902 [xerox only]
THE MESSENGER BOY - comedy by James T. Tanner and Alfred Murray. Starring James T. Powers, with May Robson, Jobyna Howland, John B. Park, Clive Radnor, Harry Kelly.

May 19, 1902 [xerox only]
SLEEPING BEAUTY - presented by the pupils of Miss Minnie E. Hawke's dancing school.

May 21, 1902 [xerox only]
MAY CARNIVAL - presented by pupils of Cora B. Shreve's dancing school.

May 26, 1902 [xerox only]
THE HUNCHBACK - comedy by James Sheridan Knowles. Starring Viola Allen. Cast includes Eben Plympton, Jameson Lee Finney, William Pascoe, J.H. Benrimo, E. Leslie Allen and Adelaide Prince.

May 29, 1902 [xerox only]
GEORGETOWN LAW SCHOOL DEBATING SOCIETY - final public debate. Judges: Supreme Court Justices Harlan, White and Peckham.

May 30, 1902 [xerox only]
NATIONAL UNIVERSITY MEDICAL AND DENTAL SCHOOLS GRADUATION - commencemnt address given by Prof. N.P. Barnes.

May 31, 1902 (xerox only)
NATIONAL UNIVERSITY LAW SCHOOL GRADUATION - Commencement address given by Senator Chauncey Depew

June 2, 1902 [xerox only]
THE LADY OF LYONS - by Sir Edward Bulwar-Lytton. Starring Mary Mannering and Kyrle Bellew. Cast includes Maclyn Arbuckle, Edwin Arden, Edward Abeles, W.H. Thompson, Kate Patison-Selton, Mrs. W.G. Jones. Production staged by William Seymour.

June 4, 1902
COLUMBIAN UNIVERSITY MEDICAL AND DENTAL SCHOOLS GRADUATION - commencement address given by Dr. Henry B. Deale.

June 5, 1902 (morning) (xerox only)
ASSOCIATION OF MILITARY SURGEONS - opening session of the convention was attended by President Roosevelt and several members of his Cabinet

June 6, 1902 (xerox only)
RECITAL BY MISS LIEBERMANN'S PIANO STUDENTS

June 9, 1902 (xerox only)
GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY LAW SCHOOL GRADUATION - commencement address given by Congressman James E. Watson of Indiana

June 10, 1902 (xerox only)
WOOD'S COMMERCIAL COLLEGE GRADUATION - musical program presented by the National Theater orchestra.

June 12, 1902 (xerox only)
FLYNN'S BUSINESS SCHOOL GRADUATION - musical program presented by Haley's Band.

June 13, 1902
PROF. ROBERT T. HILL AND COMMANDER C.E. BORCHGREVINK - lecture on Martinique volcano which destroyed St. Pierre

June 15, 1902 (xerox only)
BUSINESS HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATION - commencement address given by Leslie M. Shaw, Secretary of the Treasury.

June 17, 1902 (xerox only)
EASTERN HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATION - commencement address given by Elihu Root, Secretary of War

September 8 through September 13, 1902 (xerox only)
SHOW GIRL - musical comedy written by Edward (Evergreen) Rice, music by H.L. Heartz. Cast includes frank Lalor, Robert L. Dailey, David Lythgoe, David Abrahams and Katheryne Hutchinson,

September 15 through September 20, 1902 (xerox only)
MY ANTOINETTE - musical: book by George Totten Smith; music by Alfred E. Aarons. Introducing Josephine Hall. Cast includes Grace Belmont, George Yeoman, Richard Goodall, Nellie Beaumont, Eugene Wiener, Harry Shaort, Joseph Dailey. Presented by Alfred E. Aarons and George H. Murray.

September 22 through September 27, 1902
THE DEFENDER - musical extravaganza written by Allen Lowe and musical score by Charles Dennee. Cast includes Alexander Clark, Will A. Armstrong, Gordon Tompson, Richie Ling, George Alison, Emma Carus, Clara Lavine, Lotta Faust, Edith Eldridge, Mayme Kelso, Grace Spencer and Amy Ashmore.

September 29 throught October 4, 1902 (xerox only)
PRIMROSE AND DOCKSTADER'S MINSTRELS - In additionn to Primrose and dockstader, the cast includes: Stanley H. Forde, Eddie Leonard, neil O'brien, M.H. Hallett, the Foley boys, and the Picchiani family.

October 6 through October 11, 1902 [xerox only]
THE ETERNAL CITY - dramatization by Hall Caine of his novel; incidental music composed and arranged by Pietro Mascagni. Starring Viola Allen and Edward Morgan. Cast includes Charles Slater, Edward Cathcart, Thomas Cooper, Jefferson Lloyd. Produced under the stage direction of E.W. Presbrey.

October 13 through October 18, 1902 [xerox only]
THE LITTLE DUCHESS - musical comedy by Reginald de Koven and Harry B. Smith. Starring Anna Held with Joseph Herbert, George Marion, Herbert Durand, Franz Ebert, Louise Royce Annie St. Tell, Billy Norton, Adelaide Orton, katherine Beli and Soharet the international dancer.. Produced by Florenz Ziegfeld, Jr.

October 20, 1920 through October 25 (xerox only)
A GENTLEMAN OF FRANCE - play by Harriet Ford and starring Kyrie Bellew with Eleanor Robson.

October 21, 1920 (afternoon) (xerox only)
MASCAGNI GRAND OPERA - one performance only of Zanetto and Cavalleria Rusticana

October 27, 1902 through November 1, 1902 (xerox only)
THE BILLIONAIRE - by Harry B. Smith, music by Gus Kerker, starring Jerome Sykes with Julius Steger, Harry Macdonough, Harry Kelly, Eleanor Kent, Hans Robert, John P. Kennedy, May Robson, Thomas C. Leary and Marie Doro

November 3, 1902 through November 8, 1902 (xerox only)
HOCH, THE CONSUL - satirical comedy starring Louis Mann. Due to illness of Julia Marlowe, the show originally scheduled for this week (Queen Flametta) was indefinitely postponed.

November 10, 1902 through November 15, 1902 (xerox only)
A MODERN MAGDALEN - Haddon Chambers' adaptation of the Danish play. Starring Amelia Bingham and her company fo aartistic players.

November 17, 1902 through November 22, 1902 [xerox only]
THE DARLING OF THE GODS - drama by David Belasco and John Luther Long. Starring Blanche Bates. Cast includes Robert T. Haines, George Arliss, Albert Bruning, J. Harry Benrimo, Gaston Mervale, Rankin Duvall, F. A. Thomson, Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Walcot, Eleanor Moretti, Ada Lewis, Mrs. F.M. Bates, Dorothy Revell, France Hamilton. Presented by David Belasco. The production was so large that it required two days prior to the opening to set up.

November 23, 1902 (Sunday evening)
HALEY'S WASHINGTON CONCERT BAND - concert band under the direction of Will A. Haley.

November 24 through November 29, 1902 (xerox only)
THERE'S MANY A SLIP - comedy by Robert Marshall. Cast includes Jessie Millward, Beatrice Irwin, Sydney Herbert and Edward Abeles. Presented by Charles Frohman.

November 25, 1902 (Tuesday afternoon) (xeron only)
RECITAL BY MME SCHUMANN-HEINK AND DAVID BISPHAM - concert artists from the Metropolitan Grand Opera.

December 1 through December 6, 1902 [xerox only]
THE WILD ROSE - musical comedy: book by Harry B. Smith and George V. Hobart; music by Ludwig Englander. Cast includes Eddie Foy, Albert Hart, Junie McCree, Rose Beaumont, Pearl Landers, Carrie Perkins, Louis Kelso, Wilmer Bentley, W. Wallace Black, David Bennett, J. Harry Lee, Charles Morton. Presented and staged by George W. Lederer.

December 7, 1902 (afternoon) (xerox only)
CHRISTIAN SCIENCE LECTURE - lecture by Judge William G. Ewing

December 8 through December 13, 1902
SHERLOCK HOLMES - based on the character created by Arthur Conan Doyle. Starring William Gillette. Cast includes Herbert Percy, Griffith Evans, Frank Andrews, Edgar Selwyn, Frank Wilson, Griffith Evans, Mabel Howard, Maude Giroux, Ethel Barrymore. Presented by Charles Frohman.

December 9, 1902 (Tuesday afternoon) (xerox only)
WASHINGTON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA - conducted by Reginald DeKoven, with Ovid Musin as violin soloist. Second season of the Washington Symphony Orchestra

December 14, 1902
WASHINGTON SAENGERBUND - concert under the leadership of Henry Xander. Soloists include Louise B Voigt, Johannes Miersch and John Humbird Duffey.

December 15 through December 20, 1902 (xerox only)
THE WILDERNESS - comedy by H.V. Esmond. Starring Margaret Anglin and Charles Charles Richman, with the Empire Theatre Stock Company. Presented by Charles Frohman.

December 22 through December 27, 1902 [xerox only]
E.H. SOTHERN -- starring in Hamlet (by William Shakespeare) and If I Were King (by Justin Huntly McCarthy). Cast includes George W. Wilson, Stephen Wright, Henry Carvill, and Cecil B. deMille. Presented by Daniel Frohman.

December 29, 1902 through January 3, 1903 [xerox only]
MICE AND MEN - by Madeleine Lucette Ryley. Starring Annie Russell (in her first America tour). Cast includes John Mason, John Glendinning, Orrin Johnson, Frank Goldsmith, Charles Butler, E.A. Eberle, Miss Huddleston, Mrs. G.H. Gilbert, Mrs. Glendinning. Produced and directed by Charles Frohman.

1903 [complete]
January 4, 1903 [xerox only]
CREATORE AND HIS ITALIAN BAND CONCERT - program includes works by Wagner, Paderewski, Liszt, Meyerbeer, and Batiste.

January 5 through January 11, 1903 [xerox only]
THE MUMMY AND THE HUMMING BIRD - by Isaac Henderson. Starring John Drew. Cast includes Margaret Dale, Guy Standing, Lionel Barrymore, Marie Derickson, Lewis Baker, Reginald Carrington, Robert Schable, David Henderson, Thomas Gibson and Constance Bell. Presented by Charles Frohman.

January 6, 1903 (afternoon) [xerox only]
WASHINGTON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA CONCERT -- Conductor: Reginald De Koven. Program includes works by Sukuntala, overture by Goldwork, Schuman's Symphony No. 1 and two two numbers from De Kovens unpublished suite in E flat. Also featured was Russian Pianist Ossip Gabrilowitsch .

January 12 through January 17, 1903 [xerox only]
THE TOREADOR - musical comedy by James T. Tanner and Harry Nicholls; lyrics by Adrian Ross and Percy Greenbank; music by Ivan Caryll and Lionel Monckton. Starring Francis Wilson and his company. Presented by Nixon and Zimmerman.

January 19 through January 31, 1903 [xerox only]
THE SLEEPING BEAUTY AND THE BEAST - written and invented by J. Hickory Wood and Arthur Collins. Adapted by John J. McNally and J. Cheever Goodwin. Music composed by Frederick Solomon, Ballets by Ernest D'Auban. Starring Harry Bulger, "Joe" Cawthorne, John Hyams, and Wm. McCart. Presented by Klaw and Erlanger

January 25, 1903 [Sunday evening]
HALEY AND HIS BAND - concert featuring works by Sousa, Hall, Bauba, Paderewski and others.

February 2 through February 7, 1903 [xerox only]
A COUNTRY MOUSE - comedy by Arthur Law. Starring Ethel Barrymore. Preceded by CARROTS, one-act play by Jules Renard. (with Ethel Barrymore as "Carrots, their son.") Cast of "A Country Mouse" includes Adelaide Prince, Harry Davenport, Bruce McRae, George W. Howard, Arthur Elliot and Gertrude Gheen.. Presented by Charles Frohman.

President and Mrs. Roosevelt attended the February 2nd performance, along with members of the House and Senate.

February 9 through February 14, 1903 [xerox only]
IRIS - drama by Arthur W. Pinero. Starring Virginia Harned. Cast includes Henry Jewett and William Courtenay, Ethel Winthrop, Louise Drew, Arthur R. Lawrence, Stanley Dark, Elizabeth Goodall, Eleanor Sanford, Mabel Snyder. Presented by Charles Frohman.

February 10, 1903 (afternoon) [xerox only]
WASHINGTON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA CONCERT - Conductor: Reginald de Koven. Program includes works by D'Albert, Bizet, Mendelssohn, Ries, Tschaikowsky.

February 16 through February 21, 1903
THE ALTAR OF FRIENDSHIP - comedy/drama by Madeleine Lucette Ryley. Starring N.C. Goodwin and Maxine Elliot. Cast includes Harry Jewett, William Courtenay, Ethel Winthrop, Louise Drew, Arthur Lawrence. Directed by George J. Appleton.

February 19, 1903 (afternoon) [xerox only]
LECTURE BY MADAME YALE - on beauty.

February 23 through February 28, 1903 [xerox only]
E.S. WILLARD IN REPERTORY - performing The Professor's Love Story (by J. M. Barrie), The Optimist (based on La Chatelaine, by Afred Capus), The Middleman (by Henry Arthur Jones), and David Garrick (by T.W. Robertson).

March 2 through March 7, 1903
JULIUS CAESAR - by William Shakespeare. Starring Richard Mansfield, Arthur Greenaway and Arthur Forrest. Produced by Richard Mansfield.

March 5, 1903 (afternoon) [xerox only]
WOMEN'S ARMY AND NAVY LEAGUE BENEFIT - featuring William T. Carlton, English baritone in a concert for the benefit of the Soldiers, Sailors and Marines' Club. Mrs. Theodore Roosevelt attended the performance.

March 8, 1903
WASHINGTON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA CONCERT - Conductor: Reginald de Koven. Program includes works of J. Norton Wright, Beethoven, Grieg, Hubay and Wagner.

March 9 through March 14, 1903 [xerox only]
THE STUBBORNESS OF GERALDINE - comedy by Clyde Fitch. Starring Mary Mannering. Cast includes Arthur Byron, Amy Ricard, Anita Rothe, Rosa Cooke, John G. Saville and H. Hassard-Short.

Mrs. Theodore Roosevelt attended the March 14 performance.

March 10, 1903 (afternoon) [xerox only]
WASHINGTON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA CONCERT - featuring works by Wright, Beethoven, Dvorak, Wagner, Grieg.

March 15, 1903 [xerox only]
WASHINGTON SAENGERBUND SOCIETY CONCERT - present works by Schubert, Sullivan, as well as folk songs. Soloists include Shamia Cummings and Leo Schulz, cellist.

March 16 through March 21, 1903 [xerox only]
A MESSAGE FROM MARS - comedy by Richard Ganthony. Starring Charles Hawtrey. Presented by Charles Frohman.

March 23 through March 28, 1903 [xerox only]
SOLDIERS OF FORTUNE - drama by Richard Harding Davis. Starring Robert Edeson. Cast includes Harry Harwood, Dorothy Donnelly, Wallace Eddinger, Blanche Hall, Edwin Brandt, Dorothy Tennant, E.W. Morrison, Frazer Coulter, Ira Hards. Directed by Henry B. Harris.

March 30 through April 4, 1903 [xerox only]
THE SILVER SLIPPER - musical comedy: book by Owen Hall; music by Leslie Stewart; lyrics by W.H. Risque. Starring Sam Bernard and Edna Wallace-Hopper. Cast includes Cyril Scott and Eva Davenport. Presented by John C. Fisher.

April 6 through April 11, 1903 [xerox only]
ROBIN HOOD AND MAID MARIAN - operettas: music by Reginald deKoven; libretto by Harry B. Smith.presented by the Famous Bostonians. Starring H. C. Barnabee, W.H. MacDonald, Grace Van Studdlford.Josephine Bartlett and George B. Frothingham.

April 12, 1903
WASHINGTON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA CONCERT - featuring works by Nicolai, Leoncavallo, Grieg, De Koven, Strauss, Bizet. Conductor, Reginald de Koven. Soloists: Mr. Aptommas (Welsh harpist) and Clifford Wiley (baritone).

April 13 through April 18, 1903 [xerox only]
WHEN JOHNNY COMES MARCHING HOME - comic opera: book by Stanislaus Stange; music by Julian Edwards. Presented by the Whitney Opera Company, including Homer Lind, Lucile Saunders, Maurice Darcey, Julia Gifford and Zettie Kennedy. Directed by A. M. Holbrook.

April 20 through April 25, 1903 [xerox only]
THE MOCKING BIRD - comic opera: libretto by Sydney Rosenfeld; music by A. Baldwin Sloane. Starring Mabelle Gilman and her own company, including Robert Rogers, Louise Mackintosh. Presented by the Messrs. Sire.

April 21, 1903 [xerox only]
WASHINGTON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA CONCERT - featuring works by Dvorak, Wagner, Beethoven, Schumann, and Liszt. Orchestra conducted by Reginald de Koven.

April 27 through May 1, 1903 [xerox only]
THE LITTLE PRINCESS - comedy/drama by Frances Hodgson Burnett. Starring Millie James, Beryl Morse, Mrs. Woodward, Helen Tracy, Charles Poor. A Charles Dillingham Production.

Mrs. Theodore Roosevelt, her daughters Alice and Ethel, attended a performance of The Little Princess on April 30.

May 3 through May 8, 1903 [xerox only]
IMPRUDENCE - comedy by H.V. Esmond. Starring William Faversham, with Fay Davis and Hilda Spong, Jeffrey Lewis, George Dickson, Mrs. Sol Smith. Presented by Charles Frohman.

May 10 through May 15, 1903 [xerox only]
THE FRISKY MRS. JOHNSON - comedy by Clyde Fitch. Starring Amelia Bingham. Cast includes Wilton Lackaye, Ferdinand Gottschalk, James Carew, Ernest Lawford, Afred Fisher, Mrs. Madge Carr Cook, Bijou Fernandez, Frances Ring and Lillian Wright. Presented by Amelia Bingham.

May 18, 1903 [xerox only]
JACK AND THE BEANSTALK - performance by the students of Minnie E. Hawkes' dancing school.

May 20, 1903, one performance only [xerox only]
ROMEO AND JULIET - tragedy by William Shakespeare. Starring Kyrle Bellew and Eleanor Robson. Cast inlcudes Eben Plympton, W.H. Thompson, George Clark, Mrs. Jones, Forrest Robinson, Ada Dwyer. .Staged by Eugene Presbrey. Presented by Liebler and Co.

May 22, 1903 [xerox only]
CONCERT BY PUPILS OF MISS LIEBERMAN AND THE MARINE BAND - featuring music by Liszt, Donizetti and others.

June 1-3, 1903 [xerox only]
COLUMBIAN UNIVERSITY COMMENCEMENT

June 4, 1903 [xerox only]
WOOD COMMERCIAL COLLEGE COMMENCEMENT

June 6, 1903 [xerox only]
NATIONAL UNIVERSITY MEDICAL AND DENTAL COMMENCEMENT

June 8, 1903 [xerox only]
GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY LAW SCHOOL GRADUATION

June 9, 1903 [xerox only]
NATIONAL COLLEGE OF PHARMACY COMMENCEMENT

June 16, 1903 [xerox only]
WASHINGTON BUSINESS HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATION

September 20 through September 25, 1903 [xerox only]
CHECKERS - by Henry M. Blossom, Jr. Cast includes Thomas W. Ross, Dave Braham, W. T. Clark, Harry Gibbs, Wallace Worsley, Katharine Mulkins, Anna Stanton, May Vokes. Staged by John Stapleton. Presented by Kirke La Shelle.

September 28 through October 3, 1903 [xerox only]
BABES IN TOYLAND - operetta: music by Victor Herbert, produced by Fred R.Hamlin and Julian Mitchell, and starring William Norris. Also features Charles Guyer, Gus Pixley, Amy Ricard, Bessie Wynn, Mabel Barrison, George W. Denham, Frank Hays, Charles Barry, Frances Maric and Dore Davidson.

October 5 through October 10, 1903 [xerox only]
LEW DOCKSTADER MINSTREL COMPANY - featuring Lew Dockstader, Carroll Johnson, Max Ford, Neil O'Brien and Ed. Ford. Vocalists include Frederick Bowers, Manuel Romain, Gra. F. Weller, Harry Ellis, Jno. W. Early, Jas. B. Bradley, Wm. Hallett, Gordon Erickson and Harry Spencer.

October 12 through October 17, 1903 [xerox only]
RAFFLES AMATEUR CRACKSMAN - new play by Eugene Presby. Stars Kyrie Bellew with E.M. Holland, Frank Roberts, Peter Teazle, Frank McCormick, Clara Bundick, Luch Milner and Ethel Mathews. Mrs. Roosevelt accompanied by Secretary of the Navy Moody and Justice and Mrs Holmes attend the October 14th performance.

October 19 through October 24, 1903 [xerox only]
DU BARRY -- by David Belasco. Starring Leslie Carter with Charles Stevenson, Campbell Gollan and Charles Millward.

October 26 through October 30, 1903 [xerox only]
TWELFTH NIGHT -- by William Shakespeare. Starring Viola Allen with John Blair, Clarence Handyside, Frank Currier, Andrew Aguecheck, Zeffle Tilbury, Edwin Howard and James Young. Mrs. Roosevelt attended the October 30th performance accompanied by Secretary of State Hay and Justice and Mrs. Holmes.

November 3, 2003 (afternoon) [xerox only]
LECTURE BY MME. YALE - on beauty culture

November 9 through November 14, 1903 [xerox only]
BABETTE - romantic comic opera by Harry B. Smith and Victor Herbert. Starring Fritzi Scheff with Eugene Cowles, William Castleman, Richie Ling, Ida Hawley and Josephine Bartlett.

November 15, 1903 [xerox only]
CONCERT BY PUPILS OF MISS LIEBERMANN

November 16 through November 21, 1903 [xerox only)]
JOSEPH JEFFERSON - Starring in Rip Van Winkle, The Rivals, Cricket on the Hearth; and Lend Me Five Shillings.

November 23 through November 28, 1903 [xerox only)]
THE MAN FROM BLANKLEY'S - comedy by F. Anstey. Starring Charles Hawtrey. Produced by Charles Frohman.

November 30 through December 5, 1903 [xerox only)]
THE PROUD PRINCE -- by Justin Huntly McCarthy. Starring E.H. Sothern. Produced by Daniel Frohman.

December 7 through December 12, 1903 [xerox only]
THE ROGERS BROTHERS IN LONDON - musical comedy review. Music written by Max Hoffman and Melville Ellis, and lyrics by George V. Hobart and Ed Gardenier

December 14 through December 19, 1903 [xerox only]
SERGEANT KITTY - a new military comic opera presented by the Virginia Earl Opera Company

December 15, 1903
MELBA CONCERT - Mme. Melba's concert includes selections from "Lucia", "Romeo and Juliet", Tosti's "Serenade", and "Hamlet". Also on the program is: Signorina Sassoll, the young Italian harpist; Mr. Charles Gilbert the baritone; Mr. Ellison Van Hoose, the American tenor; Miss Liewella Davis, the pianist; and Mr. C.K. North, the Flutist.

December 28, 1903 through January 2, 1904
HENRY IRVING IN REPERTORY - performing in Dante (by Sardou and Moreau), Merchant of Venice, Louis XI, Waterloo, The Bells.

Mrs. Roosevelt and several of the Roosevelt children attended the December 31st performance.

1904
BROTHER JACQUES - comedy by Henri Bernstein and Pierre Veber.
BUSINESS IS BUSINESS - comedy/drama by Octave Mirbeau translated by Robert Hichens.
A LITTLE OF EVERYTHING -- vaudeville
THE TWO ROSES - musical comedy by Stanislaus Stange founded on Oliver Goldsmith's "She Stoops to Conquer."

January 4 through January 9, 1904 [xerox only]
THE THREE LITTLE MAIDS - musical comedy written and composed by Paul Rubens. Cast from London includes George P. Huntley, Maurice Farkoa, Madge Crichton, Della Mason, Maud Hobson, George Carroll, J. Edward Fraser, Elsa Ryan, and Polly Emery. Presented by Charles Frohman and George Edwardes.

January 10, 1904 [xerox only]
WASHINGTON SAENGERBUND SOCIETY CONCERT - Henry Xander, mesical director. Program includes works by Mozart, Wagner, Brahms, Pierrie, Foote, Schubert. Singers are joined by Mrs. Caroline Hardy, soprano and John Humbird Duffey, baritone.

January 11 through January 16, 1904 [xerox only]
MICE AND MEN - by Madeline Lucette Ryley. Starring Annie Russell. Cast includes Oswald Yorke, Mrs. G.H. Gilbert (known as Grandma Gilbert, the oldest actress on the American stage), John Mason, John Glendenning. Presented by Charles Frohman.

January 14, 1904 (afternoon) [xerox only]
MME. MARCELLA SEMBRICH RECITAL - featuring works by Pergolese, Schubert, Schumann, R. Stauss, J. Strauss, Mozart. Pianist Rudolph Ganz accompanies Mme. Sembrich.

January 18 through January 23, 1904 [xerox only]
THE MARRIAGE OF KITTY - farce adapted by Cosmo Gordon-Lennox from La Pasarele by Fred gresac and F. de Croisset. Starring Marie Tempest. London cast includes Gilbert Hare, Leonard Boyne and Ada Ferrar.

January 25 through January 30, 1904
HER OWN WAY - by Clyde Fitch. Starring Maxine Elliott. Cast includes Eva Vincent, Nellie Thorne, Marie Hirsch, Suzanne Perry, Georgie Lawrence, Charles Cherry, William Courtleigh, R.C. Herz, Franklin Hurleigh and B.W. Parmenter. Staged by Clyde Fitch. Managed by Charles B. Dillingham.

February 1 through February 6, 1904 [xerox only]
THE PRETTY SISTER OF JOSE - by Mrs. Frances Hodgson Burnett. Starring Maude Adams. Cast includes Henry Ainley. Presented by Charles Frohman.

February 8 through February 13, 1904
PRETTY PEGGY - by Frances Aymer Mathews. Starring Grace George. Cast includes Harry Wildair, Donald Maclaren, Lizzie Conway, Orlin Kyle.

February 15 through February 20, 1904 [xerox only]
ADA REHAN AND OTIS SKINNER IN REPERTORY - starring in Merchant of Venice, The School for Scandal, The Taming of the Shrew. Cast includes Walter Hale, George Clark,

February 16, 1904 (afternoon) [xerox only]
LECTURE BY MADAME YALE - on modern beautifying arts.

February 18, 1904 (afternoon) [xerox only]
ERNEST THOMPSON SETON LECTUREl - llustrated talk on "The Indian as I Know Him."

February 29 through March 5, 1904 [xerox only]
WIZARD OF OZ - based on the children's book by Baum. Cast includes comedians Montgomery and Stone.

March 7 through March 9, 1904 [xerox only]
METROPOLITAN OPERA COMPANY - performing Faust (by Gounod), The Barber of Seville (by Rossini), Carmen (by Bizet).

March 14 through March 19, 1904 [xerox only]
THE SPENDERS - by Edward E. Rose from H.L. Wilson's novel. Starring William H. Crane.

Mrs. Roosevelt and two of the Roosevelt children attend the March 19th performance.

March 20, 1904 [xerox only]
WASHINGTON SAENGERBUND SOCIETY CONCERT - Henry Xander, mesical director. Program includes works by Von Flotow, Leo Stern, Silcher, Dvorak, Arne, Wagner. Singers are joined by the United States Marine Band, Mme.Anita Rio, soprano and Michael Banner, violin, and Mr. F. Weber, tenor.

March 21 through March 26, 1904
LORD AND LADY ALGY - comedy drama by R.C. Carton. Starring William Faversham, with Charles Harbury, Percy Lyndal, Ronald Thomas, Charles Bertram and E.Y. Backus. Presented by Charles Frohman.

March 28 through April 2, 1904 [xerox only]
COUSIN KATE - comedy by Hubert Henry Davies. Starring Ethel Barrymore. Cast includes Mrs. Thomas Whiffen, Grant Stewart, Bruce McRae, Beatrice Agnew and Anita Rothe. Presented by Charles Frohman.

April 4 through April 9, 1904 [xerox only]
THE SECOND IN COMMAND - comedy by Robert Marshall. Starring John Drew. Cast includes Charles Pl. Gotthold, Monroe Salisbury, George Howard, Ernest Glendinning, Margaret Dale, Ethel Hornich and Constance Bell. Presented by Charles Frohman.

April 11 through April 16, 1904 [xerox only]
JULIA MARLOWE IN REPERTORY - starring in When Knighthood Was in Flower (by Paul Kester from the novel of Charles Major) and Ingomar (adapted by Maria Lovell from Friedrich Halm's drama). Cast includes Tyrone Power Presented by Charles Frohman.

April 15, 1904 [xerox only]
CONCERT BY SOUSA'S BAND - conductor: John Philip Sousa. Program includes works by Ponchielli, Clarke, Sousa, Strauss, Wagner, Massenet.

April 26, 1904 (afternoon) [xerox only]
RICHARD STRAUSS CONCERT - Richard Strauss performs on the piano, along with his wife and Anton Kaspar, violin. The program includes works by Strauss, including the E flat major sonata for violin and piano and several of his songs in which he accompanies his wife.

President and Mrs. Roosevelt entertain Dr. and Mrs. Strauss at the White House before the concert.

April 18 through April 23, 1904 [xerox only]
THE GIRL WITH THE GREEN EYES - by Clyde Fitch. Starring Clara Bloodgood. Cast includes Robert Drouet, Jeffries Lewis, Rose Flynn, Edith Taliaferro, Edith Shayre, Frank Dekum and William H. Tooker.

April 24, 1904 [xerox only]
BOSTON FESTIVAL ORCHESTRA - conductor: Emil Mollenhauer. Featuring soloists Gwilym Miles (baritone), Silvio Risegari (piano), Clara Sexton (soprano). Program includes works by Elgar, Wagner, Liszt, and Act II of Gounod's Faust.

April 26 through April 30, 1904 [xerox only]
OLYMPE - by Pierre Decourcelle, adapted from a novel by Alexandre Dumas. Starring Amelia Bingham. Cast includes Harry Woodruff, J.H. Gilmour, Creston Clarke, Edgar L. Davenpart.

May 1, 1904 [xerox only]
KILTIES BAND CONCERT - conductor: William F. Robinson. Canadian band presents music of Weber, Richardson, Wagner, as well as Scottish and Irish folk music.

May 2 through May 7, 1904
O KIKU SAN - comedy by Albert Roland Haven. Starring Miss Percy Haswell.

May 8, 1904 [xerox only]
NEW YORK SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA CONCERT - present Wagner's Parsifal. Conductor: Walter Damrosch.

May 12 through May 14, 1904 [xerox only]
MONA - one-act play by Clem Hyatt. Starring Robert Downing. The rest of the program includes a condensed version of Sherwood's Joan of Arc and a scene from The Gladiator. Cast includes Minnie Downing (Robert Downing's daughter), James T. Galloway, Marie Ursula Nordstrom.

May 21, 1904 [xerox only]
OUR BOYS - English comedy performed by local amateurs for the benefit of St. Agnes' Home for Friendless Girls.

May 22, 1904 (afternoon) [xerox only]
CHRISTIAN SCIENCE LECTURE - presented by Edward A. Kimball of Chicago.

May 23, 1904 [xerox only]
GEORGETOWN ORCHESTRA CONCERT - local group composed of amateur and professional musicians, under the direction of Prof. Jeseph Kaspar.

May 24 and 25, 1904 [xerox only]
ANNUAL SPRING CARNIVAL - featuring Miss Cora B. Shreve and her pupils.

May 28, 1904 [xerox only]
COLUMBIAN UNIVERSITY DRAMATIC CLUB - present a program of comedy and tragedy.

May 29, 1904 [xerox only]
CONCERT BY THE PUPILS OF MISS LIEBERMAN - annual performance involving 26 pianists,, several horns, and hap and cello.

May 30, 31 and June 1, 1904 [xerox only]
COLUMBIAN UNIVERSITY COMMENCEMENT EXERCISES

June 20, 1904 [xerox only]
BUSINESS HIGH SCHOOL COMMENCEMENT - Commissioner Macfarland presides over the ceremony.

September 19 through September 24, 1904 [no program file]
THE MAID AND THE MUMMY - musical: lyrics by Richard Carle; music by Robert Hood Bowers.

December 4 through December 9, 1904
LETTY - drama by Arthur W. Pinero. Starring William Faversham. Cast includes Ivo Dawson, Frank Goldsmith, Arthur Playfair, Fritz Williams, Tom Terriss, Katherine Florence, Julie Opp, Josephine Mack.

December 11 through December 23, 1904 [no program file]
MOTHER GOOSE

1905 [complete]
HELEN HAYES recalls seeing The Merry Widow, her first theatrical performance about this time at the National.

January 2 through January 7, 1905 [xerox only]
LOVE'S LOTTERY - comic opera: composed by Julian Edwards. Starring Mme. Schumann-Heink. Cast includes Louise Gunning, Margaret Crawford, Tekla Farm, Grace d"Aubigne, Elona Leonard; John Slavin, George Head, H.W. TreDenick, George L. Tallman, W.H. Thompson, Wilfred Thompson, William Meyer, Walter Paschal, Lionel Rossarte.

January 9 through January 14, 1905
THE DUKE OF KILLICRANKIE - comedy by Robert Marshall. Starring John Drew, with Ferdinand Gottschalk, Robert Schable, Reginald Carrington, John Ford and B.W. Parmenter. Presented by Charles Frohman.

President Theodore Roosevelt attends the January 13 performance, accompanied by his wife and son, Theo, and daughter, Ethel.

January 16 through January 21, 1905 [xerox only]
PARSIFAL - opera by Richard Wagner, in English. A production of Henry W. Savage.

January 23 through January 28, 1905 [xerox only]
THE USURPER - comedy/drama by I.N. Norris. Starring N.C. Goodwin. Cast includes Ruth Mackay, Norman Tharp, Florence Parker, Rosina Mendum, Felix Edwardes. Directed by George J. Appleton.

January 28, 1905 (afternoon)
ERNEST THOMPSON SETON LECTURE - on Wild Animals I Have Known.

January 30 through February 4, 1905 [xerox only]
E.H. SOTHERN AND JULIA MARLOWE IN REPERTORY - appearing in Much Ado About Nothing, Hamlet and Romeo and Juliet. Cast inlcudes Rowland Bucksotone, G. Harrison Hunbter, Sydney Mather, Norman Hackett, Margaret Bourne, T.L. Coleman.

January 31, 1905 (afternoon) [xerox only]
IGNACE PADEREWSKI IN RECITAL - program includes the music of Beethoven, Chopin, Schumann and Schubert. Attendees included Mrs. Theodore Roosevelt and Julia Marlowe.

February 6 though February 11, 1905 [xerox only]
RAFFLES, THE AMATEUR CRACKSMAN - by and E.W. Hornung and Eugene Presbury. Starring Kyrle Bellew. Cast includes E. M. Holland, Hattie Russell, Clara Blandick.

February 13 through 18, 1905 [xerox only]
THE ADMIRABLE CRICHTON - satire by J.M. Barrie. Starring William Gillette. Cast includes Sybil Carlisle, W.F. Owen, Kate Meek, Sybil Campbell.

February 20 through February 25, 1905 [xerox only]
THE ROGERS BROTHERS IN PARIS - revue presented by Klaw and Erlanger; music by Max Hoffmann. In addition to the Rogers brothers, cast includes Josephine Cohan, Bessie de Voie, Dorothy Hunting, John Conroy, George Austin Moore.

February 23, 1905 (afternoon) [xerox only]
MADAME SEMBRICH IN RECITAL - song recital includes works by Handel, Mozart, Rigel, Schubert, Brahms, Schumann, Strauss, Vidal and Loewe. Isadore Luckstone is the accompanist.

February 27 through March 3, 1905 [xerox only]
HER OWN WAY - comedy by Clyde Fitch. Starring Maxine Elliott. Cast includes Charles Cherry, James Carew, R.C. Herz, Georgie Lawrence, Nellie Thorne, Fanny Addison Pitt. Presented by Charles B. Dillingham.

March 5, 1905 [xerox only]
HALEY'S INAUGURAL BALL ORCHESTRA - present works by Victor Herbert, de Koven, Lintner, Hall, Strauss, Zickoff, and Bilse. The program was almost a repeat of the program for the Presidential Inaugural ball of March 4.

March 6 through March 11, 1905 [xerox only]
SIR CHARLES WYNDHAM AND MARY MOORE IN REPERTORY - appearing in Mrs. Gorringe's Necklace (by Hubert Henry Davis), David Garrick, The Case of Rebellious Susan.

March 13 through March 18, 1905 [xerox only]
RICHARD MANSFIELD IN REPERTORY - appearing in Ivan the Terrible, A Parisian Romance, Beau Brummel, Merchant of Venice, Richard III, and Jekyl and Hyde. Company includes Morton Selten, Ernest C. Warde, A.G. Andrews; Henry Wenman, Gertrude Gheen, Helen Glidden, Alma Hathaway.

March 19, 1905 [xerox only]
WASHINGTON SAENGERBUND SOCIETY CONCERT - along with two soloists: Corinne Rider-Kelsey (soprano) and David Mannes (violin). The forty musicians and chorus are directed by Henry Xander.

March 20 through March 25, 1905 [xerox only]
WIZARD OF OZ - musical extravaganza. Starring Fred Stone and David Montgomery. Cast includes Marion Stanley, Netta Vesta, Allene Crater, Joseph Schrode, George Ramza, James K. Wesley.

March 26, 1905 [xerox only]
LECTURE BY REV. D.J. STAFFORD - on The lessons of Richard III.

March 27 through April 1, 1905 [xerox only]
LEW DOCKSTADER'S MINSTREL COMPANY

April 3 through April 8, 1905 [xerox only]
SUNDAY - by Thomas Raceward. Starring Ethyl Barrymore. Cast includes Bruce McRea, Herbert Percy, Charles Harbury, Joseph Brennan, Harrison Armstrong, William Sampson, Edgar Selwyn, James Kearney, Virginia Buchanan, Sara Perry. Produced by Charles Frohman.

April 10 through April 15, 1905 [xerox only]
THE SCHOOL GIRL - musical by Paul Potter and Henry Hamilton; music by Leslie Stuart. Starring Edna May. Cast includes Fred Wright Jr, W. Talleur Andrews.

April 14, 1905 (afternoon) [xerox only]
RECITAL BY FRITZ KREISLER AND JOSEF HOFMANN - program includes works for violin and piano by Franck, Tartini, Chopin

April 17 through April 22, 1905 [xerox only]
THE LITTLE MINISTER - comedy by J.M. Barrie. Starring Maude Adams. Performed along with a one act play entitled "Op O' Me Thumb." Cast includes Arthur Byron, Charles Walcott, M.H. Francouer, Violet Rand, Anita Bothe, Eugene Jepson.

April 18, 1905 (afternoon) [xerox only]
LECTURE BY MME. YALE - on beauty culture.

April 24 through April 29, 1905 [xerox only]
COUSIN BILLY - comedy adapted from the French by Clyde Fitch. Performed along with a one act play about Pere Marlotte entitled "Little Father of the Wilderness." Starring Francis Wilson. Cast includes May Robeson, William Lewers, Ernest Lawford, Edith Barker, Beatrice Agnew. Produced by Charles Frohman.

May 1 through May 6, 1905 [xerox only]
BEN HUR - by Lew Wallace. Starring Orrin Johnson, with Robert McWade Jr, James J. Ryan, Henry Weaver, Mabel Bert, Stella Weaver, Mae Burgess, and Helen Mortimer. This production featured 350 human performers and 8 horses. For the return engagement, the cast had to be cut back to 100, but the producers made up for the loss with horses.

May 8 through May 13, 1905 [xerox only]
A MESSAGE FROM MARS - drama by Richard G. Anthony. Starring Charles Hawtrey. Cast includes Henry J. Hadfield, Mona Harrison.

May 15 through May 18, 1905 [xerox only]
LONDON ASSURANCE - comedy by Dion Boucicault. Starring Miss Ellis Jeffreys. Cast includes Eben Plympton, Joseph Wheelock, Jr., Ben Webster, Herbert Sleath, W.H. Thompson, Murray Carson, James Neill, Mrs. Felix Morris, Kitty Cheatham. Staged by Charles Cartwright.

May 20 through August 26, 1905 CLOSED FOR RENOVATIONS
National Theatre closed for renovations a few days early owing to the construction activities at the adjacent building. The performances of "She Stoops to Conquer" originally scheduled for May 22 and 23 were transferred to the Lafayette Theatre.

August 28 through September 2, 1905 [xerox only]
THE PRODIGAL SON - drama by Hall Caine. Cast includes W.H. Thompson, Ida Waterman, Edward Morgan, Aubrey Boucicault, Ben Webster, J.E. Dodson, Charlotte Walker, Drina De Wolfe, Marie Wainwright, Henry Bergman, Russell Crawford, Charles James, Warner Oland. Produced by Liebler and Co.

September 4 through September 9, 1905 [xerox only]
THE MAYOR OF TOKIO - musical farce by Richard Carle; music by William Frederick Peters. Starring Richard Carle. Cast includes Fred Frear, Emma Janvier, Hortense Mazurette, Cecilla Rhodes, Edmund Stanley, William Rock, Minerva Courtney.

September 11 through September 16, 1905 [xerox only]
LOUIS JAMES IN REPERTORY - Starring in Virginius, Ingomar the Barbarian, Richelieu. Cast includes Alphie James, Terese Deagle, Anna Marie Schafer, Charles Stedman, James A. Young, Harry C. Barton, W.L. Thorne, C.N. Stark, Milton Nobles Jr.

September 18 through September 23, 1905 [xerox only]
THE WALLS OF JERICHO - by Alfred Sutro. Starring James K. Hackett and Mary Mannering.

September 25 through September 30, 1905 [xerox only]
THE WIZARD OF OZ - musical: book and lyrics by L. Frank Baum; music by Paul Tietjens and A. Baldwin Sloane. Starring Fred Stone and David Montgomery. Cast inlcudes Dorothy Gale, Netta Vesta, Allene Crater, Joseph Schrode, George Ramza, James K. Wesley.

October 2 through October 7, 1905 [xerox only]
HIGGLEDY-PIGGLEDY and THE COLLEGE WIDOWER - revue starring Joe Weber and his all-star company, including Sam Collins, Edward J. Connelley, Earnest Lambart, Marion Garson, Ermine Earle, Marie Dressler, Charles A. Bigelow, Trixie Friganza, Sam Marion, Frank Hatch, Edythe Moyer.

On October 3rd, Mrs. Roosevelt and daughter, Ethel, attended a performance of Joe Weber and company.

October 8, 1905 [xerox only]
CREATORE BAND CONCERT - program includes Tchaikowsky, Verdi, Wagner, Offenbach, Massenet, Berlioz, Arditi.

October 9 through October 14, 1905 [xerox only]
THE AMERICAN LORD - comedy by Charles T. Dazey and George H. Broadhurst. Starring William H. Crane. Cast includes Hilda Spong, Richard Pitman, George E. Riddell, Frederick Tiden, Elmer Grandin, Edgar Norton, Harry Blakemore, Rosalind Coghlan, Nellie Malcolm. Produced by Charles Frohman.

October 17 through October 21, 1905 [xerox only]
PETER PAN - by J. M. Barrie. Starring Maude Adams. Produced by Charles Frohman.

October 23 through October 28, 1905 [xerox only]
THE LABYRINTH - by W.L. Courtney from Paul Hervieu's play "Le Dedale." Starring Olga Nethersole. Cast inlcudes Hamilton Revelle, Hubert Carter, William Farren jr., Harry Dodd, Charles Quartermaine, Louise Moodie, Cicely Richards, Dorothy Grimston.

October 30 through November 4, 1905 [xerox only]
THE TOAST OF THE TOWN - by Clyde Fitch. Starring Viola Allen. Cast includes Isabel Irving, A.E. Anson, Fanny Addison Pitt, Harrison Hunter, Hassard Short, C. Leslie Allen.

November 6 through November 11, 1905 [xerox only]
WOLFVILLE - based on the stories of Alfred Henry Lewis and dramatized by Clyde Fitch. Starring N.C. Goodwin. Cast includes Katherine Grey, Jessie Busley, Phyllis Rankin Josephine Sherwood, Guy Standing, Sam Edwards, Charles W. Buckley, Rapley Holmes, Neil O'Brien, W.H. Post.

November 7, 1905 (afternoon) [xerox only]
BOSTON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA CONCERT - conductor: Wilhelm Gericke. Program includes works by Berlioz, Elgar, Tchaikowsky.

November 13 through November 18, 1905 [xerox only]
THE DUCHESS OF DANTZIC - light opera based on Sardou's "Madame Sans Gene." Book and lyrics by Henry Hamilton; music by Ivan Caryll. Cast includes Evie Greene, Holbrook Blinn.

November 15, 1905 (afternoon)
JEROME K. JEROME LECTURE

November 16, 1905 (afternoon) [xerox only]
RECITAL BY MADAME CALVE

November 20 through November 25, 1905 [xerox only]
THE SHEPHERD KING - drama by Arnold Reeves and Wright Lorimer. Starring Wright Lorimer.

November 26, 1905 [xerox only]
WASHINGTON SAENGERBUND SOCIETY CONCERT - forty musicians and a chorus of 75 members, directed by Henry Xander. Solists include Mary Carson-Kidd, soprano, Marie Nichols, violin.

November 27 through December 2, 1905 [xerox only]
HER GREAT MATCH - by Clyde Fitch. Starring Maxine Elliott. Cast includes Mathilde Cottrelly, Charles Cherry, Herbert Standing, Madge Girdlestone, Nellie Thorne.

November 28, 1905, afternoon [xerox only]
EMMA EAMES IN CONCERT - American soprano presents works by Mozart, Schubert, Brahms, Schumann. Also appearing, Emilio de Gogorza, baritone.

December 4 through December 9, 1905 [xerox only]
DE LANCEY - comedy by Augustus Thomas. Starring John Drew. Presented by Charles Frohman.

December 5, 1905 (afternoon) [xerox only]
BOSTON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA CONCERT - under the direction of French composer and conductor Vincent d'Indy. Program includes works by Chausson, Franck, Debussy and d'Indy.

President and Mrs. Roosevelt attended the concert, along with the French ambassador.

December 7, 1905 (afternoon) [xerox only]
JAN KUBELIK IN CONCERT - violinist plays works by Handel, Ernst, Beethoven. Mr. Kubelik is accompanied by Ludwig Schwab.

December 11 through December 16, 1905 [xerox only]
PEARL AND THE PUMPKIN - musical: book by Paul West and W.W. Denslow; lyrics by Paul West; music by John W. Bratton. Produced by Klaw and Erlanger. The program is augmented by the Ercole-Ariaza troupe of Castillian dancers and troubadours from the Theater Royal, Madrid.

December 14 and December 21, 1905 (afternoon) [xerox only]
BURR MCINTOSH LECTURE - illustrated lecture entitled With Secretary Taft to the Orient.

December 16, 1905 (morning) [xerox only]
ERNEST THOMPSON SETON LECTURE - for children entitled Animal Heroes.

December 17, 1905 (afternoon) [xerox only]
HERMAN S. HERING LECTURE - on Christian Science.

December 18 through December 23, 1905 [xerox only]
RIP VAN WINKLE - by Dion Boucicault from the novel of Washington Irving. Starring Thomas Jefferson.

December 25 through December 30, 1905 [xerox only]
THE WOMAN IN THE CASE - drama by Clyde Fitch. Starring Blanche Walsh. Cast includes Dorothy Dorr, Martin Alsop, Frank Sheridan, Eleanor Carey.

December 31, 1905 [xerox only]
IRISH LADIES CHOIR CONCERT - Dublin choir perform Irish vocal and instrumental melodies. Soloists include Gwen Gosslett Heller, soprano; Foan Holland, contralto; Violet Kelly, harp; violin; Madge Murphy, violin; Janie Jellie, piano.


1906 [complete]
January 1 through January 6, 1906
IT HAPPENED IN NORDLAND - musical comedy: book and lyrics by Glen MacDonough; music by Victor Herbert. Starring Lew Fields. Cast includes: Irene Bentley, Harry Davenport, Harry Fisher, Julius Steger, Joseph Carroll, William Burress, May Maudain, Denman Maley, Grace Field, Anns Doherty, Gertrude Whitty, Frank Stammorg. Produced by Julian Mitchell.

January 8 through January 13, 1906 [xerox only]
E. S. WILLARD - in repertoire starring in The Man Who Was (by Rudyard Kipling), David Garrick, The Fool's Revenge (by Tom Taylor), The Professor's Love Story (by J.M. Barrie), The Middleman (by Henry Arthur Jones), A Pair of Spectacles (by Sidney Grundy), Tom Pinch (by Charles Dickens.

January 9, 1906 (afternoon) [xerox only]
BOSTON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA CONCERT - program includes works by Bach, Schumann. Conductor: Wilhelm Gericke. Soloist: Willy Hess, violin.

January 15 through January 20, 1906 [xerox only]
VERONIQUE - comic opera: book by A. Vanloo and G. Duval; lyrics by Lilian Eldee and Percy Greenbank; music by Andre Messager. Starring Ruth Vincent. Cast includes Kitty Gordon, Lena Maitland, Aubrey Fitzgerald, John Le Hay. Produced by Klaw and Erlanger and George Edwardes.

Victor Herbert conducted the January 4th performance.

January 22 through January 27, 1906
THE EMBASSY BALL - comedy by Augustus Thomas. Starring Lawrence D'Orsay. Cast includes Charlotte Walker, George Clarke, Forrest Robinson. Produced by Daniel Frohman.

January 29 through February 3, 1906 [xerox only]
MIZPAH - by Ella Wheeler Wilcox and Luscombe Searelle, based on the biblical story of Esther. Cast includes J.H. Gilmour, Olive Oliver, Adele Block, William Harcourt, Charles Harbury, Stanley Dark, Ralph Delmore, Frank Tannehill, Ergel Sumner, Meta Rogers, and John McCloskey. Production was a last minute substitute for Clarice, starring William Gillette (postponed to a later date).

February 5 through February 10, 1906 [xerox only]
E.H. SOTHERN and JULIA MARLOWE -- appearing in four Shakespeare plays: Twelfth Night, Romeo and Juliet, Taming of the Shrew and The Merchant of Venice.

February 12 through February 17, 1906 [xerox only]
MAN AND SUPERMAN - by George Bernard Shaw. Starring Robert Loraine. Cast includes Ida Conquest, Clara Bloodgood, E.S. Abeles, Alfred hickman, Louis Massen, J.D. Beveridge and Charles Gotthold. Produced by Charles Dillingham.

Februa`ry 13, 1906 (afternoon) [xerox only]
BOSTON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA CONCERT - program includes works by Schubert, Beethoven, Tschailowsky. Conductor: Wilhelm Gericke. Mrs. Theodore Roosevelt and daughter Alice attended.

February 19 through February 24, 1906 [xerox only]
ON THE QUIET - comedy by Augustus Thomas. Starring William Collier. Cast includes Maude Fealy, Helen Collier, Charley Douglas, Grace Hasdel, Charles B. Poore, Willard , George Nash, John W. Dean, Irene Avopn, Friso Matsuho. Presented by Charles Frohman.

February 20, 1906 (afternoon) [xerox only]
DWIGHT ELMENDORF LECTURE -- illustrated lecture on Africa, Algiers and Tunis

February 26 through March 3, 1906 [xerox only]
THE CATCH OF THE SEASON - musical comedy by Seymour Hicks and Cosmo Hamilton; lyrics by Charles H. Taylor. Starring Edna May.

February 27, 1906 (afternoon) [xerox only]
DWIGHT ELMENDORF LECTURE -- illustrated lecture entitled Egypt, Yesterday and Today.

March 5 through March 10, 1906 [xerox only]
THE ROLLICKING GIRL - musical: libretto by Sydney Rosenfeld; music by W.T. Francis. Starring Sam Bernard, Hattie Williams.. Produced by Charles Frohman.

March 6, 1906 (afternoon) [xerox only]
DWIGHT ELMENDORF LECTURE -- illustrated lecture entitled The Sahara, The Garden of Allah.

March 12 through March 17, 1906 [xerox only]
THE PIT - adapted by Channing Pollock from the Frank Norris novel. Starring Wilton Lackaye. And a cast of 200. Produced by William A. Brady.

March 13, 1906 (afternoon) [xerox only]
BOSTON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA CONCERT - program includes works by Jacques-Dalcroze, Weber, Goldmark, Strauss. Conductor: Wilhelm Gericke.

March 15 and March 16, 1906 (afternoon) [xerox only]
YVETTE GUILBERT CONCERT - French singer performs music from the time of Louis XV, Mme Pompadour and the Du Barry. Accompanyists: violinist Armand Forest and pianist Richard Hageman. The program includes music of Handel, Saint Saens, Mendelssohn and Hubay.

March 18, 1906 (afternoon) [xerox only]
WASHINGTON SAENGERBUND SOCIETY CONCERT -.program includes works by Mayer, Smarchesi, Mascagni, Speaks, Xander, Weber. Performers include a Men's chorus, part of the Marine Band, and soloists, Frieda Stender and Van Yorx.

March 19 through March 21, 1906 [xerox only]
HENRIETTA CROSMAN - starring in As You Like It (William Shakespeare) and Mary, Mary Quite Contrary (adapted from Sardou's "Les Pattes de Mouche"). Cast includes William Bowman, Clinton E. Lloyd, William Herbert, Helene Wintner and Angela McCall.

March 20 1906 (afternoon) [xerox only]
DWIGHT ELMENDORF LECTURE -- illustrated lecture on Morocco, Tangier and Seville.

March 22 through March 24, 1906 [xerox only]
METROPOLITAN OPERA COMPANY - present The Queen of Sheba, Lucia di Lammermoor, Tosca, Haensel and Gretal and Pagliacci. Lead performers include Marcella Sembrich, Enrico Caruso, Marcel Journet, Mathilde Bauermeister, Jacques Bars.

March 26 through March 31, 1906
STRONGHEART - comedy/drama by William C. deMille. Starring Robert Edeson. Cast includes Harrison Ford, Richard Sterling, H. David Todd, Sydney Ainsworth, F.A. Turner, Francis Bonn, Katherine Riordan, Louise Drew, Marjorie Wood, Lucille Stanford, Mary Boland. Presented by Henry B. Harris.

March 27 1906 (afternoon) [xerox only]
DWIGHT ELMENDORF LECTURE -- illustrated lecture entitled Spain, the Alhambra

April 2 through April 7, 1906 [xerox only]
ROGERS BROTHERS IN IRELAND - musical play by John J. McNally; lyrics by George V. Hobart; music by Max Hoffmann. Starring Gus and Max Rogers. Cast inlcudes Josie Intropidi, Bessie De Voie, Ethel Intropidi, Maurice D'Arcy, Charles F. McCarthy, John Conroy, Edward O'Connor, George Earl.

April 9 through April 14, 1906 [xerox only]
THE LIGHTNING CONDUCTOR - comedy by Harry B. Smith. Starring Herbert Kelcey and Effie Shannon.

April 16 through April 21, 1906 [xerox only]
JUST OUT OF COLLEGE - comedy by George Ade. Starring Joseph Wheelock Jr. Produced by Charles Frohman.

April 19, 1906 (afternoon) [xerox only]
NEW YORK SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA CONCERT - present music of Richard Wagner. Conductor: Walter Damrosch.

April 22, 1906 [xerox only]
EDWIN EMERSON LECTURE - the war correspondent reporting on the Russo- Japanese war. The lecture is for the benefit of San Francisco earthquake sufferers.

April 23 through April 28, 1906 [xerox only]
THE DUEL - by Henri Lavedan. Starring Otis Skinner. Cast includes Fay Davis, Guy Standing and Eben Plympton. Produced by Charles Frohman.

April 29, 1906 [xerox only]
PROF. WINDSOR LECTURE ON MATRIMONY

April 30 through May 5, 1906 [xerox only]
GALLOPS - comedy by David Gray. Starring Charles Richman. Cast includes Grace Filkins, Ivy Troutman, Frances Starr, W.L. Abingdon, Brandon Hurst, George Holland, Hall McAllister, Alred Hudson, W.F. Hawtrey. Produced by William H. Reynolds.

May 6, 1906 (afternoon) [xerox only]
CHRISTIAN SCIENCE LECTURE - delivered by Rev. Irving Tomlinson.

May 7 through May 12, 1906
THE EMBARRASSMENT OF RICHES - comedy by Louis K. Anspacher. Cast includes Kathryn Kidder, Bruce McRae, J.W. Bunny and Gertrude Berkeley. Charlotte Walker assumed the lead role for the May 12 performances. Produced by Edward A. Braden.

May 14 through May 19, 1906 [no program file]
LILLIAN RUSSELL AND HER COMPANY

May 20, 1906 [xerox only]
DR. DOUGLAS HYDE LECTURE - on the Gaelic League, its purposes and work to revive the Gaelic language in Ireland.

May 28 through June 2, 1906 [xerox only]
MRS. KATIE WILSON-GREENE OPERA COMPANY - present performances of Bohemian Girl, Il Trovatore, The Chimes of Normandy. Cast includes Tom Greene, tenor.

May 29, 1906 (afternoon) [xerox only]
FROU-FROU - drama starring Jessica Vir-Del-Ma, Samuel Klawans, Evan LeRoy, Elizabeth Clarendon, Margaret Arnold, Martell Willard. Directed and presented by Robert Hickman.

September 3 through September 8, 1906 [xerox only]
MAN AND HIS ANGEL - by Stanley Dark. Cast includes Charles Hayns, Norman Tharp, Halbrook Elius, Ruth Benson. Presented by Edward A. Braden.

September 9, 1906 [xerox only]
CREATORE BAND CONCERT - program includes Rossini, Liszt, Tschaikowsky, Wagner, Creatore.

September 10 through September 15, 1906 [xerox only]
BABES IN TOYLAND - musical: libretto by Glen MacDonough; music by Victor Herbert. Starring Ignacio Martinetti. Produced and staged by Julian Mitchell.

September 17 through September 22, 1906 [xerox only]
ON PAROLE - war drama by Louis Evan Shipman. Cast includes Charlotte Walker, Vincent Serrano, Frederick Foster, Fay Wheeler, Scott Cooper, Francis X. Conlan and Thomas P. Jackson.

September 24 through September 29, 1906 [xerox only]
ALL-OF-A-SUDDEN PEGGY - comedy by Ernest Dewey. Starring Henrietta Crosman. Cast includes John Marble, Addison Pitt, C.A. Chandos, and Kate Meek.

October 1 through October 6, 1906 [xerox only]
CYMBELINE - by William Shakespeare. Starring Viola Allen. Cast includes Henry J. Hadfield; Sidney Herbert, Fuller Mellish, Jefferson Winter, J.H. Gilmore, C. Leslie Allen, and Alison Skipworth.

October 8 through October 13, 1906 [xerox only]
THE GIRL AND THE GOVERNOR - comic opera: book by S.M. Brenner; music by Julian Edwards. Starring the Jefferson de Angelis Opera Company.

October 15 through October 20, 1906
THE MOUNTAIN CLIMBER - farce by C. Kraatz and M. Neal. Starring Francis Wilson, with Joseph Allen, Frank Goldsmith, George Irving, Sidney Rice, Victor Benoit, Joseph Brennan, Ernest H. Baxter, Herbert Marion, Augustine Duncan, Charles J. Greene, May Robson, Edna Bruns, Ellen Mortimer, Jane Gordon and Elsa Garrett. Presented by Charles Frohman.

October 22 through October 27, 1906 [xerox only]
THE VANDERBILT CUP - by Barney Oldfield and Eddie Bald. Starring Elsie Janis, with Henry V. Donnelly, Jacques Kruger, Edith Decker, Blanche Chapman, Charles Dow Clark, F. Newton Lindo and Otis Harlan. Managed by Liebler and Company.

October 29 through November 3, 1906 [xerox only]
MAMSELLE SALLIE - musical comedy: book and lyrics by Robert B. Smith; music by Raymond Hubbell. Cast includes Katie Barry and John Slavin, with George E Mack, Sydney Degray, Wm. P. Carlton Jr., Jack Henderson, Agnes Finkey. Presented by the John C. Fisher Company.

November 1, 1906 (afternoon) [xerox only]
LECTURE BY MADAME YALE - on beauty culture.

November 5 through November 10, 1906 [xerox only]
BELLE OF MAYFAIR - musical comedy: book by H.E. Brookfield and Cosmo Hamilton; music by Leslie Stuart. Cast includes Christie MacDonald, Irene Bentley, Van Rensellaer Wheeler, Ignacia Martinetti, Bessie Clayton, Valeska Surratt, Richard F. Carroll, Jack Gardner, Jennie Opie, Annabelle Whitford.

November 6, 1906 (afternoon) [xerox only]
BOSTON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA CONCERT - program includes works by Haydn, Brahms, Weber. Karl Muck made his Washington conducting debut. Mrs. Theodore Roosevelt attended the concert.

November 11, 1906 [xerox only]
THE BESSES O' TH' BARN BAND CONCERT - brass band from Whitfield in the north of England.

November 12, 1906 (afternoon)
DWIGHT ELMENDORF LECTURE - illustrated lecture on Holland

November 12 through November 17, 1906
ALICE, SIT-BY-THE-FIRE - by J.M. Barrie. Starring Ethel Barrymore. Cast includes Bruce McRae, Beatrice Agnew, Thomas Kelly, John Barrymore, Mary Nash, Davenport Seymour, Florence Busby and Lillian Reed. Present by Charles Frohman.

November 18, 1906 [xerox only]
MARINE BAND CONCERT - Principal Soloist: Jacques L. Vanpoucke, clarinet. Program includes Tchaikovsky, Wagner, von Weber, Goldmark, Dvorak.

November 19, 1906 (afternoon) [xerox only]
DWIGHT ELMENDORF LECTURE - illustrated lecture on The Rhine

November 19 through November 24, 1906 [xerox only]
CAUGHT IN THE RAIN - comedy by Grant Stewart and William Collier. Starring William Collier. Cast includes Nanette Comstock, Louise Drew, Helena Collier, Jane Laurel, George Nash, John Saville and Wallace Eddinger. Presented by Charles Frohman.

November 25, 1906 [xerox only]
WASHINGTON SAENGERBUND SOCIETY CONCERT - conducted by Henry Xander. Soloists included Blanche Duffield, soprano, and Max Bendix, violinist. The Marine Band orchestra assisted.

November 26, 1906 (afternoon) [xerox only]
DWIGHT ELMENDORF LECTURE - illustrated lecture on Switzerland

November 26 through December 1, 1906 [xerox only]
GLORIOUS BETSY - by Rita Johnson Young. Starring Mary Mannering

December 2, 1906 [xerox only]
ELKS LODGE MEMORIAL SERVICE - attended by 3,000. Speakers included Rabbi Simon, and the Rev. A.P. Doyle. The Marine Band furnished music. R.E. Mattingly presided.

December 3, 1906 (afternoon) [xerox only]
DWIGHT ELMENDORF LECTURE - illustrated lecture on Northern Italy

December 3 through December 8, 1906 [xerox only]
LEW DOCKSTADER'S MINSTRELS

December 4, 1906 (afternoon) [xerox only]
BOSTON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA CONCERT - Conductor: Karl Muck. Program includes works by Weber, Saint-Saens, and Beethoven. Camille Saint-Saens soloed in one of his concertos for piano.

President and Mrs. Roosevelt attended the performance.

December 7, 1906 (afternoon) [xerox only]
RECITAL BY MORIZ ROSENTHAL - program includes piano works by Beethoven, Chopin, Schubert, Henselt, and Rosenthal.

December 9, 1906 [xerox only]
CHRISTIAN SCIENCE LECTURE - delivered by Rev. W. P. McKenzie of Cambridge, Massachusetts.

December 9, 1906 [xerox only]
MARINE BAND CONCERT - program includes works by Oscar Gareissen, Wagner, Sousa, Halle, Strauss, Lange, Santelman, Puccini, Mascagni, Friedman and Ellenberg.

December 10, 1906 (afternoon) [xerox only]
DWIGHT ELMENDORF LECTURE - illustrated lecture on Southern Italy

December 10 through December 15, 1906 [xerox only]
MLLE. MODISTE - comic opera by Henry Blossom; music by Victor Herbert. Starring Fritzi Sheff. Cast includes William Pruette, Walter Percival, Leo Mars, George Schrader, Howard Chambers, Claude Gillingwater, Edna Fassett, Blanche Morrison, Josephine Bartlett, Ada Meade. Presented by Charles Dillingham.

December 11, 1906 (afternoon) [xerox only]
RECITAL BY MME. SCHUMANN-HEINK - for the benefit of the free kindergarten in Southwest Washington. Program includes arias by Beethoven, Rossi and songs by Schubert.

December 17 through December 22, 1906 [xerox only]
A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM - by William Shakespeare. Starring Annie Russell. Cast includes John Bunny, Oswald Yorke, Edmund Nordant, Atkins Lawrence, Catherine Proctor, Lansing Rowan, Ina Brooks. Presented by Wagshals and Kemper

December 20, 1906 (afternoon) [xerox only]
DWIGHT ELMENDORF LECTURE - on Palestine and the Holy Land.

December 24 through December 29, 1906 [xerox only]
THE PRINCE OF INDIA - drama by J.I.C. Clarke, from the novel of Lew Wallace. Cast includes William Farnum, Emmett Corrigan, Boyd Putnam, Adelaide Keim, Sydney Herbert, and Julie Herne. Produced by Klaw and Erlanger

December 30, 1906 [xerox only]
MARINE BAND CONCERT - the final concert of the season. Conducted by Lieut. Santelman. Soloists: Fritz Mueller, cello; Ole J. May, euphonium.

December 31, 1906 through January 5, 1907 [xerox only]
THE SPRING CHICKEN - musical play, adapted from Jaime and Duval's "Coquin de Printemps." Starring Richard Carle.

1907 [complete]
January 3, 1907 (afternoon) [xerox only]
NEW YORK SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA CONCERT - Walter Damrosch, conducting a program selections from the works of Richard Wagner.

January 7, 1907 (afternoon) [xerox only]
BOSTON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA CONCERT - Conductor, Karl Muck; soloist, Heinrich Warnke, cello. Program includes works by Goltermann, Glazounoff and Elgar.

January 7 through January 12, 1907 [xerox only]
E.S.WILLARD IN REPERTORY - starring in Colonel Newcome (based on Thackeray), The Professor's Love Story (by J.M. Barrie), The Middleman (by Henry Arthur Jones), and Tom Pinch (based on Charles Dickens' Martin Chuzzlewit), David Garrick. Company includes Alice Lonnon, Nellie Angell, Ruth Barry, Jessica Arnold, Gladys Granger, Walter Edmunds, A.H. Homewood, William Sauter, T. Fredericks

January 14 through January 19, 1907 [no program file]
HIS HOUSE IN ORDER - comedy by Arthur Wing Pinero. Starring John Drew. Produced by Charles Frohman.

January 17, 1907 (afternoon) [xerox only]
LECTURE BY COMMANDER ROBERT E. PEARY - illustrated lecture entitled Nearest the Pole. Sponsored by the National Geographic Society.

January 21 through January 26, 1907 [xerox only]
CLOTHES - by Avery Hopwood and Channing Pollock. Starring Grace George. Cast includes Robert T. Haines, Frank Worthing, A.H. Stuart, Selene Johnson, Charles Stanley, Kenneth Davenport, Richard wilson, Justine Cutting, Ruth Benson, Laura Lemmers, Evelyn Cartington, Angela Ogden, Sallie Oakley. Produced by William A. Brady.

January 28 through February 2, 1907
STRONGHEART - comedy-drama by William C. deMille. Starring Robert Edeson. Cast includes Robert Edeson, Pauline Boyer, Marjorie Wood, Harrison Ford, Richard Sterling, David Todd, Sydney Ainsworth, Desiree Lazard. Directed by William Harris and Taylor Holmes. Presented by Henry B. Harris.

February 4, 1907 (afternoon) [xerox only]
DWIGHT ELMENDORF LECTURE - illustrated lecture on Ireland.

February 4 through February 9, 1907 [filed under Robertson]
FORBES ROBERTSON AND GERTRUDE ELLIOTT IN REPERTORY - Productions include Caesar and Cleopatra (George Bernard Shaw), Mice and Men (by Madeleine Lucette Ryley) and Hamlet. Presented by Klaw and Erlanger.

February 7, 1907 (afternoon ) [xerox only]
RECITAL BY ROSENTHAL - featuring works for the piano by Weber, Couperin, Scarlatti, Brahms, Chopin, Schubert-Liszt, and Strauss-Rosenthal.

February 11, 1907 (afternoon) [xerox only]
DWIGHT ELMENDORF LECTURE - illustrated lecture on England.

February 11 through February 16, 1907 [xerox only]
RICHARD MANSFIELD IN REPERTORY -- Starring in Peer Gynt (Ibsen) and one performance of Beau Brummel (comedy by Clyde Fitch).

February 18, 1907 (afternoon) [xerox only]
DWIGHT ELMENDORF LECTURE - illustrated lecture on Scotland.

February 18 through February 23, 1907
CLARICE - comedy-drama by William Gillette. Starring William Gillette. Cast includes Lucille LaVerne, Marie Doro, Frank Burbeck, Adelaide Prince, Francis Carlyle and William Stokes. Presented by Charles Frohman.

February 19, 1907 (afternoon) [xerox only]
BOSTON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA CONCERT - Conductor, Karl Muck; soloist, Olga Samaroff, piano. Program includes works by Tchaikowsky, Beethoven, and Dukas.

February 25, 1907 (afternoon) [xerox only]
DWIGHT ELMENDORF LECTURE - illustrated lecture on Norway.

February 25 through March 2, 1907 [xerox only]
HER GREAT MATCH - comedy by Clyde Fitch. Starring Maxine Elliott. Cast includes Charles Cherry, Mathilde Cottrelly, Suzanne Perry, Muriel Wylford, Gladys Morriss, Felix Edwards, Leon Quartermaine, W.H. Sams, Guy Cary and Cory Thomas.

March 4, 1907 (afternoon) [xerox only]
DWIGHT ELMENDORF LECTURE - illustrated lecture on The Land of the Midnight Sun.

March 4 through March 9, 1907 [xerox only]
THE SQUAW MAN -drama by Edwin Milton Royle. Starring William Faversham. Cast includes Harold Russell, Emmett Shackleford, Bertram A. Marburgh, Mitchell Lewis, W.S. Hart, Frederick Watson, W.E. Knibloe, Jerome Fernandez, Julia Opp, and Rosabel Marrison.

March 8, 1907 (afternoon) [xerox only]
RECITAL BY MME. SCHUMANN-HEINK - Sponsored by the Washington College of Music. A recital by the soprano, Schumann-Heink, accompanied by Joseph Muerz on piano. Featuring works by Rossi, Schubert, Chopin, Liszt Schumann, Brahms.

March 11 through March 16, 1907 [xerox only]
FORTY-FIVE MINUTES FROM BROADWAY - melodrama with music by George M. Cohan. Featuring Fay Templeton. Cast includes Charles Prince, Louis Grisel, Robert Ober, Maurice Elliott, James Manning Floyd Francis, Emma Littlefield, Julia Ralph, Marion Singer, June Franklyn, Hazel Troutman, Marguerite Lane, Evelyn Francis and Elizabeth Young. Produced by Klaw and Erlanger.

March 17, 1907 [xerox only]
WASHINGTON SAENGERBUND SOCIETY CONCERT - chorus and performers, Mme. Shotwell-Piper (soprano), Elsa Fischer (violin), John A. Finnegan (tenor), under the direction of Henry Xander. Program includes works by Mozart, Grieg, Schubert, Wolf, Verdi, Rubinstein, Schubert, Attenhofer.

March 18 through March 23, 1907 [xerox only]
ROBERT MANTELL IN REPERTORY -- appearing in Macbeth, Othello, Merchant of Venice, King Lear, Hamlet and Julius Caesar. Company includes Marie Booth Russell, Francis McGinn, Gordon Burby, Lillian Kingsbury, Margaret Grey

March 19, 1907 (afternoon) [xerox only]
BOSTON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA CONCERT - Conductor, Karl Muck. Program includes Tchaikowsky, Berlioz, and Liszt.

March 25 through March 30, 1907 [xerox only]
THE GOOD HOPE - drama by the Dutch dramatist Heljermans. Starring Ellen Terry. Cast includes James Carew, David Powell, Susanne Sheldon, Rudge Harding, Beatrice Forbes-Robertson. Each night, the production was preceded by a playlet entitled Nance Oldfield.

April 1 through April 6, 1907 [xerox only]
GEORGE WASHINGTON JR. - musical comedy written and composed by and starring George M. Cohan. Cast inlcudes Jerry J. Cohan, Helen F. Cohan (parents of George M.), G. Harrison Hunter, John A. Boone, Frank McNish Jr., Lola Hoffman, Willis P. Sweatnam, Rosella Rhodes, Agnes Gildea, Leola Anderson, Vinie Daly. Presented by Sam H. Harris.

April 8 through April 13, 1907 [xerox only]
THE LION AND THE MOUSE - drama by Charles Klein. Starring Edmund Breeze and Grace Elliston. Presented by Henry B. Harris.

April 14, 1907 (afternoon) [xerox only]
LECTURE BY WILLIAM JENNINGS BRYAN - on the subject of The Prince of Peace. Lecture sponsored by the YMCA.

April 14, 1907 [xerox only]
THE MARGARET BELL COMPANY - presenting an evening of Southern melodies.

April 15 through April 20, 1907 [xerox only]
THE HYPOCRITES - by Henry Arthur Jones. Starring John Glendinning, J.H. Barnes, Richard Bennett, Arthur Lewis, W.H. Denny, Cecil Kingston, Leslie Faber, Jay Wilson, Jessie Milward, Viva Birkett, Grace Hadsell, Helen Tracy, Doris Keane, Louise Reed. Presented by Charles Frohman.

April 22 through April 27, 1907 [xerox only]
OLGA NETHERSOLE IN REPERTORY - Starring in Sapho (by Clyde Fitch from Daudet), The Second Mrs. Tanqueray (Arthur Wing Pinero), Camille (Dumas), Adrienne Lecouvreur (Eugene Scrib). The London company includes Frank Mills, Charles A. Stevenson, Slaine Mills

April 29 through May 4, 1907 [xerox only]
NOAH'S ARK - comedy by Clare Kummer. Starring Harry Bulger, with Sallie Fisher, Maida Snyder, Hattie Arnold, Stanley Forde, William Murphy.

May 6 through May 11, 1907 [xerox only]
RIP VAN WINKLE - by Dion Boucicault from the novel of Washington Irving. Starring Thomas Jefferson. Cast includes Ffolliott Paget, Russell Bassett, Walter S. Howard, Earl Western.

May 12, 1907 (afternoon) [xerox only]
CHRISTIAN SCIENCE LECTURE - delivered by Frank H. Leonard of Brooklyn, NY.

May 12 through May 15, 1907 [xerox only]
THE LITTLE PRINCESS - annual presentation of the pupils of Miss Cora B. Shreve.

May 16 and May 17, 1907 [xerox only]
SONG FESTIVAL BENEFIT - presented by Washington public school pupils for the benefit of the Washington Playgrounds Association. Chorus conducted by Alys Bentley, director of music for the Washington Public Schools.

President Theodore Roosevelt and three of his children attended the dress rehearsal preceding the opening concert.

May 27 through August 24, 1907 [one program]
ABORN OPERA COMPANY - present a summer opera season including Robin Hood (book by Harry B. Smith; music by Reginald de Koven); The Serenade (book by Harry B. Smith; music by Victor Herbert); The Mikado (by Gilbert and Sullivan); HMS Pinafore and Cavalleria Rusticana (by Mascagni); Chimes of Normandy ( by Planquette); The Fortune Teller; Bohemian Girl (by Balfre); The Beggar Student; Fra Diavolo (by Auber); Wang (by DeWolf Hopper); Dolly Varden (by Stange and Edwards); Maritana (by W. Vincent Wallace); Il Trovatore (by Verdi).

June 30, 1907 [xerox only]
NATIONAL UNIVERSITY LAW SCHOOL COMMENCEMENT

September 16 through September 21, 1907
ZIEGFELD FOLLIES OF 1907 - conceived and produced by Flo Ziegfeld; book by Harry B. Smith. First presentation at the National. Cast includes Bickel and Watson, Nora Bayes, the Anna Held girls, the Gibson bathing girls, Miss Annabelle Whitford, Emma Carus.

September 23 through September 28, 1907 [xerox only]
FIFTY MILES FROM BOSTON - written by and starring George M. Cohan. Cast includes James H. Bradbury, George Parsons, James C. Marlowe, Richard Nesmith, Louise Rial, Emma Janvier, Hazel Lowry, Edna Wallace Hopper.

September 30 through October 5, 1907 [xerox only]
THE SILVER GIRL - by Edward Peple. Starring George Fawcett, with Charles L. Warren, Edwin Nicander, Louise Galloway, Jane Oaker, Lillian Albertson, George Nash, Norman Tharp, Harry Lillford and A. Goodson.

Mrs. Theodore Roosevelt attends the October 2nd performance.

October 7 through October 12, 1907 [xerox only]
THE STEPSISTER - by Charles Klein. Cast includes Bruce McRae, Frederic de Belleville, C. Leslie Allen, John Findley, Ralph Delmore, George Wright, Chrystal Herne, Grace Filkins, Mathilde Cottrelly, Dorothy Dorr, Anna Johnston, Gertrude Doremus and Helen Graham. Presented by Charles Dillingham.

October 14, 1907 (afternoon) [xerox only]
DWIGHT ELMENDORF LECTURE - illustrated lecture on Panama

October 14 through October 19, 1907 [xerox only]
THE LION AND THE MOUSE - drama by Charles Klein. Cast includes Edmund Breese, Gertrude Coghlan, William Lewers, Marion Pollock Johnson, Grace Thorne, Frazer Coulter, E.A. Eberle, Walter Allen, Charles Sturges, Reginald Carleton, Julia Hanchett, and Carolyn Elberts.

October 21, 1907 (afternoon) [xerox only]
DWIGHT ELMENDORF LECTURE - illustrated lecture on Old Mexico

October 21 through October 26, 1907 [xerox only]
PETER PAN - by J.M. Barrie. Starring Maude Adams. Cast includes Mildred Morris, Walter Robinson, Martha Macgraw, James Hook, Charles H. Weston. Presented by Charles Frohman.

October 27, 1907 [xerox only]
MARINE BAND CONCERT - conductor: Lieut. W.H. Santelmann. Program includes works by Rossini, Meyerbeer, Strauss, Nesvadba, Liszt and others. The performance benefitted the Eighth Street Synagogue, recently damaged by fire.

October 28, 1907 (afternoon) [xerox only]
DWIGHT ELMENDORF LECTURE - illustrated lecture on The Grand Canyon.

October 28 through November 2, 1907 [xerox only]
THE CHRISTIAN PILGRIM - stage version of John Bunyan's Pilgrim's Progress, arranged by James MacArthur; music by William Furst. Starring Henrietta Crosman. Cast includes Tyrone Powers, Edward MacKay, Miss Adelman,

November 4, 1907 (afternoon) [xerox only]
DWIGHT ELMENDORF LECTURE - illustrated lecture on The Pacific Coast.

November 4 through November 9, 1907 [xerox only]
THE LITTLE CHERUB - musical comedy by Owen Hall; music by Ivan Caryll. Starring Hattie Williams. Cast includes Henry V. Donnelly, James Blakeley and Will West.Produced by Charles Frohman.

November 5, 1907 (afternoon) [xerox only]
BOSTON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA CONCERT - conductor: Karl Muck; flute soloist: Andre Maquarre. Program includes works by Schumann, Bach, Mendelssohn.

November 8, 1907 (afternoon) [xerox only]
LECTURE BY MADAME YALE - on beauty culture.

November 11, 1907 (afternoon) [xerox only]
DWIGHT ELMENDORF LECTURE - illustrated lecture on Yellowstone Park.

November 11 through November 16, 1907 [xerox only]
BEN HUR - adapted by William Young from the novel by Lew Wallace. Starring Thurston Hall in the title role. Cast includes Wilmer L. Walter, Henry Weaver, William Leyden, Gertrude Dalton, Margaret Dills. Directed by Joseph Brooks. Produced by Klaw and Erlanger.

November 18 through November 23, 1907 [xerox only]
BLANCHE WALSH IN REPERTORY - appearing in The Straight Road (by Clyde Fitch) and The Kreutzer Sonata (by Jacob Gordin). Cast includes George W. Howard, William Travers, Alma Kruger, Jean Patriquin, Ina Brooks, William Wadsworth, George Sumner, Ada Ripel, Clement Hopkins.

November 19, 1907 (afternoon) [xerox only]
PHILADELPHIA ORCHESTRA CONCERT - conductor: Carl Pohlig. Program includes works by Weber, Liszt, Beethoven, and Wagner. Featuring Mark Hambourg, pianist.

November 24, 1907 [xerox only]
WASHINGTON SAENGERBUND SOCIETY CONCERT - program includes works by Rossini, Massenet, Podbertsky, Brahms. Soloists include: Marie Zimmerman, soprano and Daniel Beddoe, tenor.

November 25 through November 30, 1907 [no program file]
LOLA FROM BERLIN - musical comedy by John J. McNally; lyrics and music by William Jerome and Jean Schwartz. Starring Lulu Glaser, George Le Guere, Minnette Barrett. Produced by Klaw and Erlanger.

December 1, 1907 [xerox only]
ELKS' MEMORIAL SERVICE -- commerates the deaths of twelve members.

December 2 through December 7, 1907 [xerox only]
THE PARISIAN MODEL - musical comedy by Harry B. Smith; music by Max Hoffman. Starring Anna Held.

December 3, 1907 (afternoon) [xerox only]
BOSTON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA CONCERT --conductor: Karl Muck. Featuring pianist Paderewski playing the Rubinstein concerto in D minor, followed by a double encore.

December 9 through December 14, 1907 [xerox only]
POLLY OF THE CIRCUS - by Margaret Mayo. Cast includes Mabel Taliaferro, Malcolm Williams, J.B. Hollis, Herbert Ayling.

December 15, 1907 [xerox only]
CHRISTIAN SCIENCE LECTURE - delivered by Edward A. Kimball.

December 16 through December 21, 1907 [xerox only]
THE ROGERS BROTHERS IN PANAMA - musical by Sylvester Maguire and Aaron Hoffman; lyrics by Edward Madden; music by Max Hoffman. Cast supporting the Rogers Brothers includes Marion Stanley, the Hengler Sisters, Avita Sanchez, Marion Mosby. Produced by Klaw and Erlanger. Opening night performance to benefit the House of Mercy charity.

December 17, 1907 (afternoon) [xerox only]
PHILADELPHIA ORCHESTRA CONCERT - conductor: Carl Pohlig. Program features Tschaikowsky's Symphony No 6 (Pathetique), as well as works by Beethoven, Rubinstein, Schubert. Soloist in the Rubinstein: Josef Hoffman, pianist.

December 23 through December 28, 1907 [xerox only]
THE SQUAW MAN - comedy-drama by Edwin Milton Royle. Starring William Faversham.

December 30, 1907 through January 4, 1908 [xerox only]
THE RICH MR. HOGGENHEIMER - musical farce: book and lyrics by Harry B. Smith; music by Ludwig Englander; songs by Kenneth S. Clark, Jerome D. Kern, West, Jerome and Schwartz. Starring Sam Bernard. Produced by Charles Frohman.

1908 [complete]
January 6 through January 11, 1908 [xerox only]
CLASSMATES - by William C. deMille and Margaret Turnbull. Starring Robert Edeson.

January 7, 1908 (afternoon) [xerox only]
BOSTON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA CONCERT - the program includes works by MacDowell, Brahms and Humperdink and features Mme Teresa Carreno as soloist.

January 12, 1908 [xerox only]
NEW YORK SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA CONCERT - conductor: Walter Damrosch. Progam includes works by Tschaikowsky, Beethoven and Grieg.

January 13 through January 18, 1908 [xerox only]
THE RED MILL - musical by Henry Blossom and Victor Herbert. Starring Fred A. Stone and David Montgomery.

President and Mrs. Roosevelt attended opening night.

January 14, 1908 (afternoon) [xerox only]
PHILADELPHIA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA CONCERT- all Wagner program under the direction of Carl Pohlig

January 20 through January 25, 1908
MAN OF THE HOUR - by George Broadhurst. Cast includes Orrin Johnson, George C. Staley, Thomas Meighan, Robert A. Fischer, Frances Ring, Louise Everts, Kate Lester. Presented by William a Brady and Joseph R. Grismer. Opening night was devoted to charity under the auspices of the Mount Vernon Seminary Society for the Free Kindergarten.

January 20, 1908 [xerox only]
RECITAL BY MME. OLGA SAMAROFF - piano recital included works by Schumann, Mozart, Schubert, Brahms, Paur, Mendelssohn, Chopin, Liapounow, Faure and Lizst. Mme. Samaroff was well known in Washington as Lucy Hickenlooper.

January 27 through February 1, 1908 [xerox only]
LEW DOCKSTADER'S MINSTRELS - cast of 65 includes Neil O'Brien, Eddie Maier, Peter Detzel, John King, Tommy Hyde, Reese V. Prosser, Will Oakland, James G. reaney and W.H. Thompson.

February 3 through February 8, 1908 [xerox only]
THE HONOR OF THE FAMILY - by Emile Fabre from Balzac's "La Rabouilleuse." Starring Otis Skinner.

February 4, 1908 (afternoon) [xerox only]
PHILADELPHIA ORCHESTRA CONCERT - conductor: Carl Pohlig. Program includes a new work by the conductor and featured a local chorus under the direction of Josef Kaspar. Fritz Kreisler soloed in Bruch's Concerto in G minor and the program also included works by Lizst and Weber.

February 10 through February 15, 1908 [xerox only]
WILDFIRE - comedy by George Broadhurst and George V. Hobart. Starring Lillian Russell.

February 16, 1908 [xerox only]
JOHN PHILIP SOUSA - program includes a mixture of classical and popular styles of music and featured a new march, "Powhatan's Daughter".

February 17 through February 22, 1908 [xerox only]
MLLE MODISTE - comic opera: book and lyrics by Henry Blossom; music by Victor Herbert. Starring Fritzi Scheff.

February 18, 1908 (afternoon) [xerox only]
BOSTON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA CONCERT -- conductor: Dr. Muck. Program features Fritz Kreisler playing Mendelssohn's violin Concerto in E minor.

February 24 through February 29, 1908 [xerox only]
HER SISTER - by Clyde Fitch and Cosmo Gordon Lennox. Starring Ethel Barrymore. Produced by Charles Frohman.

March 3, 1908 (afternoon) [xerox only]
PHILADELPHIA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA CONCERT - Mrs. Roosevelt attended the concert

March 2 through March 7, 1908 [xerox only]
OLGA NETHERSOLE IN REPERTORY appearing in The Awakening (adapted by Sydney Grundy), Adrienne Lecouvreur (by Eugene Scribe and Ernest Legouve), The Enigma (by Paul Hervieu), I Pagliacci (adapted by Charles H.E. Brookfield), Sapho (by Clyde Fitch); Carmen (adapted by Henry Hamilton). Cast includes Robert Bolder, Frank Mills, M. Jean Gaussin

March 6, 1908 [xerox only]
LECTURE BY MME. YALE - on the secret for preserving beauty of face and form.

March 9 through March 14, 1908 [xerox only]
SALOMY JANE - drama by Paul Armstrong from the Bret Harte story. Starring Eleanor Robson with H.B Warner and Ada Dwyer. At the Saturday matinee, Miss Robson presented Israel Zangwill's latest comedy, Nurse Marjorie.

March 10, 1908 (afternoon) [no program file]
MME. MARCELLA SEMBRICH RECITAL

March 15, 1908 [xerox only]
WASHINGTON SAENGERBUND SOCIETY CONCERT - conductor: Henry Xander. Program features Mrs. Mary Hissem de Moss, soprano and Edouard Dethier, violinist.

March 16 through March 21, 1908
MY WIFE - comedy by Michael Morton, from the French of Gavault and Charnay. Starring John Drew. Cast includes Billie Burke, Ferdinand Gottschalk, Dorothy Tennant, Morton Selten, Ida Greeley Smith, Albert Roccardi, Hope Latham, Mario Majeroni, Kate Pattison Selten, Axel Brunn, May Galyer. Presented by Charles Frohman.

March 17, 1908 (afternoon) [xerox only]
BOSTON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA CONCERT - conductor for the concert, replacing an injured Carl Muck, concert master Carl Wendling. Program includes Beethoven's "Symphony No. 4," Richard Strauss's "Til Eulenspiegel's Merry Pranks," and the overture to the opera "Gwendoline" by Emanuel Chabrier.

March 23 through March 28, 1908
THE HOYDEN - musical comedy from the French of Cosmo Hamilton; music by John L. Golden and Robert Hood Bowers. Starring Elsie Janis and Joseph Cawthorn. Presented by Charles Dillingham.

March 29, 1908 (afternoon) [xerox only]
SONG RECITAL BY MME. GADSKI - program includes classical songs, French and American compositions and modern German songs. Mme. Gadski is accompanied by Frank La Forge, piano.

March 30 through April 4, 1908 [xerox only]
ZIEGFELD FOLLIES OF 1907 - return engagement. Cast includes Miss Lucy Weston, Bickel and Watson, Grace LaRue, Annabelle Whitford, Frank Mayne, Grace Leigh, Lillian Lee, Marius Libby, Florence Tempest, William Powers, Dan Baker, James Manly and Mlle. Dazle.

April 5, 1908 [xerox only]
CROSBY STUART NOYES MEMORIAL SERVICE - editor of the Evening Star. Tributes were led by Vice President Fairbanks and Secretary of State Root.

April 5 through April 10, 1908 [xerox only]
THE MORALS OF MARCUS - comedy by William J. Locke. Starring Marie Doro. Produced by Charles Frohman.

April 13 through April 17, 1908 [xerox only]
ANNUAL SPRING CARNIVAL - featuring Miss Cora B. Shreve and her little dancers and the George Washington University Minstrel Club.

April 16 through April 18 [xerox only]
NEW YORK METROPOLITAN GRAND OPERA -- present La Boheme, Mignon, Cavaleria Rusticana and Pagliacci. Under the direction of Samuel Bovy and Rodolfo Ferrari. Featuring tenor, Alessandro Bonci.

April 20 through April 25, 1908 [xerox only]
MARY'S LAMB - musical comedy adapted by Richard Carle from the French farce "Mme. Mongodin." Starring Richard Carle. Company includes Miss Helen Brett, a Washington native.

April 26, 1908 (xerox only)
NEW YORK SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA CONCERT - conductor: Walter Damrosch. Program includes works of Wagner, Shubert and Tschaikowsky. Features Mme. Nordica, soprano.

April 27 through August 8, 1908 [xerox only]
ABORN OPERA COMPANY - presents Carmen (Bizet), The Wizard of the Nile (book by Harry B. Smith; music by Victor Herbert), Hoffmann's Love Tales (Offenbach), Robin Hood, Martha (Von Flotow), The Runaway Girl, The Geisha, Florodora (musical comedy: book by Owen Hall; music by Leslie Stuart), Sam Foy, Erminie (operetta by Harry Paulton and Ed Jacobowski), The Serenade (operetta: book by Harry B. Smith; music by Victor Herbert), The Mikado (operetta by Gilbert and Sullivan), The Bohemian Girl, The Fortune Teller, and The Belle of New York, (musical comedy lyrics by Hugh Morton and music by Hugh Kerker). Each performed daily for one week

May 31, 1908 [xerox only]
NATIONAL UNIVERSITY LAW SCHOOL GRADUATION - graduating class to be addressed by Senator John M. Thurston of Nebraska.

June 1, 1908 (afternoon) [xerox only]
CHRISTIAN SCIENCE LECTURE - Senator Clapp of Minnesota and Judge Clarence A. Buskirk speak on the tenets of their faith.

June 9, 1908 [xerox only]
HOLY CROSS GRADUATION - five women receive diplomas from Mgr. Dioinede Falconio, apostolic delegate

June 12, 1908 [xerox only]
MCKINLEY MANUAL TRAINING SCHOOL - 95 graduates received either two- or four-year degrees. Former president of Amherst College Merrill E. Gates addresses the graduates.

June 16, 1908 [xerox only]
BUSINESS HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATION - 129 students receive diplomas. Jackson H. Ralston of the Italian-Venezuelan Commission made the principal address.

September 7 through September 19, 1908 [xerox only]
THE MERRY-GO-ROUND - musical comedy: book by Edgar Smith; lyrics by Paul West; music by Gus Edwards. Starring Raymond Hitchcock, with Ignacio Martinetti, Bobby North, Cathryn Rowe Palmer, Jonathan Keefe, Margaret Sawyer, McKay and Cantwell, Rice and Welmers, Stella Maury and Vivia Ogden

September 21 through September 26, 1908 [xerox only]
A GENTLEMAN FROM MISSISSIPPI - by Harrison Rhodes and Thomas Wise. Starring Thomas A. Wise and Douglas Fairbanks.

September 28 through October 3, 1908 [xerox only]
THE GOLDEN BUTTERFLY - comic opera by Harry B. Smith and Reginald de Koven. Starring Grace Van Studdiford.

October 5 through October 10, 1908 [xerox only]
DIVORCONS - comedy by Victorien Sardou and Emile de Najac. Starring Grace George.

October 12 through October 17, 1908 [xerox only]
A KNIGHT FOR A DAY- musical farce: book and lyrics by Robert B. Smith; music by Raymond Hubbell. Starring May Vokes and John Slavin.

October 15, 1908 (afternoon) [xerox only]
DWIGHT L. ELMENDORF LECTURE - travelogue on Norway

October 19 through October 24, 1908 [xerox only]
WIRELESS - by Paul Armstrong and Winchell Smith. The cast includes: Edwin Arden, Maude Granger, Georgia Drew Mendum, William B. Mack, Robert McWade, Walter Thomas, Fred Spencer, Crosby Little, William Stone and Francis McGinn

October 22, 1908 [afternoon) [xerox only]
DWIGHT L. ELMENDORF LECTURE - travelogue on Holland

October 26 through October 31, 1908 [xerox only]
FLUFFY RUFFLES - musical by John J. McNally; lyrics by Wallace Irwin; music by W.T. Francis, Jerome D. Kern and Leigh and Potter. Starring Hattie Williams. Produced by Charles Frohman.

October 27, 1908 (afternoon)
PHILADELPHIA ORCHESTRA CONCERT - conductor: Carl Pohlig; soloist: Mme. Louise Homer. The program includes works by Weber, Gluck, Tschaikowsky, Schumann, Brahms and Schubert.

October 29, 1908 (afternoon) [xerox only]
DWIGHT L. ELMENDORF LECTURE - travelogue on Switzerland

November 2 through November 7, 1908 [no program file]
THE LION AND THE MOUSE - by Charles Klein. Cast includes Sadie Stringham, Margaret Gray, Marguerite St. John, Walter Allen, Richard Bennett.

November 3, 1908 (afternoon) [xerox ony]
BOSTON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA - conductor: Max Fiedler. Featured composers include: Beethoven, Brahms, Wagner and Richard Strauss

November 5. 1908 (afternoon) [xerox only]
DWIGHT L. ELMENDORF LECTURE - travelogue on Italy.

November 8. 1908 [xerox only]
MARINE BAND CONCERT - featuring works by Weber, Friedemann, Wager, Dvorak, Santelmann, Handel and Grieg. This performance benefitted the Eighth Street Temple.

November 9 through November 14, 1908 [xerox only]
THE DEVIL - by Ferenc Molnar. Starring Edwin Stevens. Cast includes Francis Nordstrom, Paul McAllister, W. Crystie Miller, Ethel Clayton, Louise Rutter, Ester Truas, and Frank McKee.

November 12. 1908 (afternoon) [xerox only]
DWIGHT L. ELMENDORF LECTURE - travelogue on The Desert.

November 16 through November 21, 1908 [xerox only]
FATHER AND THE BOYS - comedy by George Ade. Starring William H. Crane. Cast includes: Margaret Dale, Vivian Martin, Ivy Troutman, Isabelle Garrison, Forrest Orr, Robert Mackay, Fred W. Sidney and Dan Collyer.

November 20, 1908 [xerox only]
NEW YORK SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA CONCERT - conductor: Walter Damrosch. The program featured dancer Isadora Duncan dancing to the music of Beethoven.

November 23 through November 28, 1908 [xerox only]
THE QUEEN OF THE MOULIN ROUGE - musical comedy: book by Paul M. Potter; lyrics by Vincent Bryan; music by John T. Hall. Starring Flora Parker, Carter deHaven and Richard F. Carroll.

November 30 through December 5, 1908 [xerox only]
LEW DOCKSTADER MINSTRELS - cast includes: Al Jolson, Eddie Mazier, Pete Detzel, John Daly, Tommy Hyde and Will Hallet.

December 1, 1908 [xerox ony]
BOSTON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA CONCERT - conductor: Max Fiedler.

December 6, 1908 [xerox only]
ELKS ANNUAL MEMORIAL SERVICE

December 7 through December 12, 1908 [xerox only]
THE ROUND UP - drama by Edmund Day. Cast includes: Maclyn Arbuckle, Florence Rockwell, Orme Caldara, Harold Hartsell, Minette Barrett, Elmer Gradon, Walter Pennington, Marie Taylor, W.E. Knibloe, Joseph M. Lothian, Fulton Russell, S.L. Richardson, John J. Pierson, James Ashburn, Jacques Martin and Texas Cooper.

December 13, 1908 [xerox only]
CHRISTIAN SCIENCE LECTURE -- Bicknell Young explains the teachings and operation of the Christian Science Church.

December 14 through December 19, 1908 [xerox only]
THE SOUL KISS - musical: book and lyrics by Harry B. Smith; music by Maurice Levi, Paul Lincke, Burkhardt, Hirsch and Woodward. Starring Adeline Genee. Produced by Florenz Ziegfeld.

December 13, 1908 [xerox only]
THE COLUMBIA TURNVEREIN - program includes speakers Prof. A. Werner Spanhoofd, and Congressman Richard Bartholdt; The Marine Band Orchestra, and gymnastic performances.

December 21 through December 26, 1908 [xerox only]
THE SERVANT IN THE HOUSE - by Charles Rann Kennedy. Presented by the Henry Miller Associate Players, including Walter Hampden, Tyrone Power, Arthur Lewis, Frank Mills, Edith Wynne Matthison, Mabel Moore.

December 28, 1908 through January 2, 1909 [xerox only]
THE GIRLS OF GOTTENBURG - musical comedy by George Grossmith Jr. and L.E. Berman; music by Ivan Caryll and Lionel Monckton. Starring James Blakeley. Produced by Charles Frohman.

December 29, 1908 (afternoon)
PHILADELPHIA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA CONCERT - conductor: Carl Pohlig. Program includes works by Mili Balakirew, Grieg and Carol Goldmark. The program featured pianist Dr. Cornelius Ruebner.


1909 [complete]
January 4 through January 9, 1909 [xerox only]
KASSA - by John Luther Long. Starring Mrs. Leslie Carter and produced by Mrs. Carter.

January 5, 1909 [xerox only]
BOSTON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA - conductor: Max Fiedler; soloist, Mischa Elman. Program included works by Richard Strauss , Wagner and Tschaikowsky.

January 10, 1909 [xerox only]
UNITED ITALIAN SOCIETY CONCERT - benefit, utilizing volunteer musicians, for the benefit of earthquake suffers in Italy.

January 11 through January 16, 1909
THE THIRD DEGREE - by Charles Klein. Cast includes Edmund Breese, John Flood, Wallace Eddinger, Wallace Eddinger, Ralph Delmore, Francis Byrne, George Barnum, Helen Ware, Grace Filkins. Directed by Charles Klein. Presented by Henry B. Harris.

January 18 through January 23, 1909 [xerox only]
THE THIEF - by Henri Bernstein, adapted from the French by Haddon Chambers. With Kyle Bellew, Effie Shannon and Herbert Kelcey. Produced by Charles Frohman.

January 25 through January 30, 1909 [xerox only]
THE RED MILL - musical comedy by Henry Blossom and Victor Herbert. With Montgomery & Stone, Ethel Johnson, Florence Quinn, David L. Don and others of the original Knickerbocker production. Produced by Charles Dillingham.

January 26, 1909 [xerox only]
PHILADELPHIA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA CONCERT - conductor: Carl Pohlig and featuring Alwin Schroeder playing cello

January 29, 1909 (afternoon) [xerox only]
MISHA ELMAN RECITAL - violin recital for the benefit of the Mount Vernon Seminary Society's Free kindergarten (Neighborhood House).

February 1 through February 6, 1909 [xerox only]
THE HONOR OF THE FAMILY - by Emile Febre, from Balzac's "La Rabouilleuse." Adapted by Paul M. Potter. Starring Otis Skinner, A.G. Andrews, Francis Carlyle, Harry Burkhardt, Russell Crawfurd, Harry Barfoot, Alred Hudson Jr., Sarah Padden. Produced by Charles Frohman.

February 8 through February 13, 1909 [xerox only]
LADY FREDERICK - comedy by W. Somerset Maugham. Starring Ethel Barrymore. "The first of Maugham's plays to come to Washington.

February 11, 1909 (afternoon) [xerox only]
METROPOLITAN OPERA QUARTET - program includes arias from Puccini, Donizetti and Verdi.

February 16, 1909 (afternoon) [xerox only]
BOSTON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA CONCERT - conductor: Max Fiedler; soloist: M. Paderewski, piano. Program features Paderewski's Polish Symphony.

February 15 through February 20, 1909 [xerox only]
THE RICHEST GIRL - by Paul Gavault and Michael Morton. Starring Marie Doro, Louis Massen, Orrin Johnson. Produced by Charles Frohman.

February 22 through February 27, 1909 [xerox only]
ROBERT MANTELL - in classic repertoire with a company headed by Marie Booth Russell

March 1 through March 13, 1909 [xerox only]
THE MERRY WIDOW - operetta: book by Victor Leon and Leo Stein; music by Franz Lehar.

March 2, 1909 (afternoon) [xerox only]
PHILADELPHIA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA CONCERT -- conductor: Carl Pohlig. Program features works by Richard Wagner.

March 8, 1909 (afternoon) [xerox only]
PADEREWSKI RECITAL - originally scheduled for February 4, 1909

March 9, 1909 (afternoon) [xerox only]
EMMA EAMES RECITAL - program includes various opera arias and features baritone Emillo d'Gegorzt and accompaniest Harry C. Whittemore

March 15 through March 20, 1909 [xerox only]
LOVE WATCHES - comedy by R. DeFlers and G. Caillavet, adapted by Gladys Unger. Starring Billie Burke.

March 16, 1909 (afternoon) [xerox only]
BOSTON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA CONCERT - conductor: Max Fiedler.

March 21, 1909 [xerox only]
WASHINGTON SAENGERBUND SOCIETY CONCERT - the society will be assisted by soprano Miss Elizabeth Dodge, Master Kotlarsky the Russian violinist, and an orchestra of 40 musicians.

March 22 through March 27, 1909 [xerox only]
JACK STRAW - comedy by W. Somerset Maugham. Starring John Drew, Edgar L. Davenport, Frank Goldsmith. Produced by Charles Frohman.

March 29 through April 3, 1909 [xerox only]
THE TALK OF NEW YORK - musical by George M. Cohan. Starring Victor Moore, Jack Gardner, Stanley H. Forde. Produced by Cohan and Harris.

April 5 through April 10, 1909 [xerox only]
THE CALL OF THE NORTH - by George Broadhurst from the Stewart Edward White story "Conjuror's House." Starring Robert Edeson, DeWitt C. Jennings, Thomas McGrath.

April 12 through April 17, 1909 [xerox only]
FOLLIES OF 1908 - featuring dancer Mlle Dazie

April 13, 1909 (afternoon) [xerox only]
NEW YORK SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA CONCERT -- conductor: Walter Damrosch. Program features a special Wagner program.

April 19 through April 24, 1909 [xerox only]
WHEN KNIGHTS WERE BOLD - farce by Charles Marlowe. Starring Francis Wilson, George Irving, Augustin Duncan, Pauline Frederick, Edna Bruns, Ruth Barry. Produced by Charles Frohman.

April 26 through July 24, 1909 [xerox only]
ABORN OPERA COMPANY -- present The Golden Butterfly (comic opera by Harry B. Smith; music by Reginald deKoven), Robin Hood (comic opera by Reginald deKoven and Harry B. Smith), The Serenade (light opera: book by Harry B. Smith; music by Victor Herbert), The Highwayman (adapted from the book by Justin Huntly McCarthy by Reginald deKoven and Harry B. Smith), The Princess Chic (comic opera by Kirke Le Shelle; music by Julian Edwards), A Chinese Honeymoon (musical comedy: book and lyrics by George Dance. Presented by the Aborn Opera Company), The Sultan of Sulu (musical satire by George Ade; music by Alfred G. Wathall), It Happened in Nordland (musical comedy: book and lyrics by Glen MacDonough; music by Victor Herbert), Florodora (musical comedy: book by Owen Hall; music by Leslie Stuart), Tar and Tarter, The Yankee Consul (comic opera: book and lyrics by Henry M. Blossom, Jr.; music by Alfred G. Robyn), The Belle of New York (musical comedy: lyrics by Hugh Morton; music by Hugh Kerker), The Bohemian Girl. Company includes Grace Van Studdiford, Leonora Novasio, Marion Woods, Charles Purcell.

April 30, 1909 (afternoon) [xerox only]
MME. YALE LECTURE - on beauty and culture.

May 2, 1909 (xerox only)
CHRISTIAN SCIENCE LECTURE - lecture given by Bliss Knapp

May 27, 1909 [xerox only]
LAMBS' CLUB ALL-STAR GAMBOL - performance was preceded by a parade from Union Station

June 1, 1909 [xerox only]
MME. YALE LECTURE - on beauty and culture.

June 10, 1909 [xerox only]
HOLY CROSS ACADEMY ANNUAL COMMENCEMENT

June 21, 1909 [xerox only]
NATIONAL AND BUSINESS HIGH SCHOOL COMMENCEMENT -- 150 students received diplomas.

June 22, 1909
MCKINLEY MANUAL TRAINING SCHOOL COMMENCEMENT

September 20 through September 25, 1909
THE YANKEE PRINCE - musical satire. Starring George M. Cohan and his family. Cast includes Donald Crisp.

September 27 through October 2, 1909
ZIEGFELD FOLLIES OF 1909 - Starring Eva Tanguay. Cast includes Vera Maxwell, Annabelle Whitford, William Bonelli, Josephine Whittell, Bessie Clayton.

October 4 through October 9, 1909 [no program file]
VIA WIRELESS - presented by Frederic Thompson.

October 11 through October 16, 1909
LA LOIE FULLER AND THE MUSES - featuring soloists Rita Sacchetto, Irene Sanden, Gertrud Van Axen and Orchidee. Gustav Hinrichs, conductor.

October 18 through October 23, 1909
THE GAY HUSSARS - Hungarian operetta from a book by Karl von Bakonyl and Robert Bodansky; score by Emerich Kalman. Starring Frederick McKee.

November 1 through November 6, 1909
THE HOUSE NEXT DOOR - comedy by J. Hartley Manners. Starring J.E. Dodson. Presented by Cohan and Harris.

November 8 through November 14, 1909 [xerox only]
THE BACHELOR'S BABY -- comedy by and starring Francis Wilson. Presented by Charles Frohman.

November 15 through November 21, 1909
THE OLD TOWN - musical: book by George Ade; music by Gustav Luders. Starring Dave Montgomery and Fred A. Stone. Cast includes Charles Dox, Allene Crater, Flora Hengler, May Hengler, William Clifton, John Hendricks. Staged bv Ben Teal. Presented by Charles Dillingham.

November 22 through November 28, 1909 [xerox only]
DETECTIVE SPARKES - comedy/drama by Michael Morton. Starring Hattie Williams. Presented by Charles Frohman.

November 29 through December 5, 1909
MISS INNOCENCE - musical produced by Florenz Zeigfeld. Book and lyrics by Harry B. Smith; music by Ludwig Englander. Starring Anna Held and Charles A. Bigelow.

December 6 through December 12, 1909 [xerox only]
BRIGHT EYES - musical adapted from "Mistakes Will Happen by Charles Dickson and Grant Stewart: book by Charles Dickson; lyrics by Otto A. Hauerbach; music by Karl Hoschna.

December 12, 1909 (xerox only)
CHRISTIAN SCIENCE LECTURE - featuring Dr. Arthur R. Vosburgh

December 13 through December 19, 1909 [xerox only]
WHAT EVERY WOMAN KNOWS - comedy by J.M. Barrie. Starring Maude Adams with Richard Bernett, R. Peyton Carter, David Torrance and Fred Tyler. Presented by Charles Frohman.

December 14, 1909 (afternoon) [xerox only]
PHILADELPHIA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA CONCERT - conductor: Carl Pohlig, and featuring pianist Mme. Teresa Carreno. Program includes works by Beethoven, Wagner and Tschaikowsky.

December 20 through December 26, 1909 [xerox only]
THE LOVE CURE - musical comedy by Leo Stein, Karl Lindau and Oliver Herford; music by Edmund Eysle; with Lina Abarbanell, Charles J. Ross, Elgie Bowen and Craig Campbell.

December 27, 1909 through January 2, 1910 [xerox only]
THE TRAVELING SALESMAN - comedy by James Forbes and directed by and starring Henry B. Harris with a supporting cast including Frank J. McIntyre, Gertrude Dalton, William Beach, Percival T. Moore, Sarah McVicker, Arthur Shaw, H. D Blakemore, Nicholas Burnham, Richard Ogden. R.C Turner, Maude B Sinclair and ike Lowenthal.

December 27, 1909 (afternoon) [xerox only]
LONDON ASSURANCE -- comedy by Dion Boucicault. Presented by the Yale Dramatic Club.

1910 [complete]
January 2, 1910 [xerox only]
VESSELLA ITALIAN BAND CONCERT - first appearance by the band. Program includes works by Vessella, Rossini, Mascheroni, Verdi, Mayerbeer, Bizet, Puccini and Herbert.

January 3 through January 8, 1910 [xerox only]
THE BUILDER OF BRIDGES - by Alfred Sutro. Starring Kyrle Bellew. Cast includes Eugene O'Brien, Frank Connor, DeWitt C. Jennings, Ernest Stallard, Gladys Hanson, Mrs. Thomas Whiffen, Jane May and Frances Comstock. Presented by Charles Frohman.

January 6, 1910 (afternoon) [xerox only]
DWIGHT ELEMENDORF LECTURE - illustrated lecture on Barbary.

January 9, 1910 (afternoon) [xerox only]
YMCA LECTURE - John Wesley Hill speaks on A Shadowed Soul. Sponsored by the YMCA.

January 10 through January 15, 1910 [xerox only]
BEN HUR - adapted by William Young from the novel of Lew Wallace. Starring Richard Buhler. Cast includes Mitchell Harris, Mitchell Harris, Eleanor Moretti, Frank Weston, Anthony Andre. Directed by Joseph Brooks. Klaw and Erlanger production.

January 11, 1910 (afternoon) [xerox only]
BOSTON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA CONCERT -- soloist: Mischa Elman, violin. Program includes works by Lalo.

January 13, 1910 (afternoon) [xerox only]
DWIGHT ELEMENDORF LECTURE - illustrated lecture on Egypt

January 16, 1910 [xerox only]
NEW YORK SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA CONCERT - Walter Damrosch, conducting. Program celebrates the conductor's 25 years with the orchestra.

January 17 through January 22, 1910
THREE TWINS - musical comedy by Charles Dickson, adapted from Incog by Mrs. R. Pacheco: lyrics by O. A. Hauerbach; music by Karl Hoschna. Starring Bessie McCoy, George Wilson, Jos. Allen, Clifton Crawford, Daisy Leon, Mayme Gehrue. Staged by Gus. Sohlke.

January 18, 1910 (afternoon) [xerox only]
PHILADELPHIA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA CONCERT - Carl Pohlig, conducting. Program includes works by Saint-Saens, Tschaikowsky, Bruch, Wagner.

January 20, 1910 (afternoon) [xerox only]
DWIGHT ELMENDORF LECTURE -- illustrated travel talk on The Sudan.

January 24 through January 29, 1910
THE MERRY WIDOW - operetta: book by Victor Leon and Leo Stein; music by Franz Lehar; book by Victor Leon and Leo Stein. Starring Frances Cameron. Cast includes Charles Meakins, R.E. Graham, Anna Bussert, Misha Ferenzo, Florida Bellaire, Ethel Gilmore. Presented by Henry W. Savage.

January 27, 1910 (afternoon) [xerox only]
DWIGHT ELMENDORF LECTURE -- illustrated travel talk on Sicily.

January 31 through February 5, 1910
THE HARVEST MOON - by Augustus Thomas. Starring George Nash. Cast includes margaret Sayres, Adelaide Nowak, Stephen Wright, John Stokes, Jennie A. Eustace, Thomas Russell, John Saville, Harry L. Lang and Jane Lothian. Presented by Charles Frohman.

February 3, 1910 (afternoon) [xerox only]
DWIGHT ELMENDORF LECTURE -- illustrated travel talk on Dalmatia.

February 4, 1910 (afternoon) [xerox only]
MAUD ALLAN DANCE RECITAL - Miss Allan performs interpretative dances to music performed by the Russian Symphony Orchestra. Program includes works by Chopin, Ippolitov-Ivanov, Grieg,

Mrs. Taft and friends attend the program.

February 5, 1910 (afternoon) [xerox only]
YMCA LECTURE - G. J. Diekema speaks on The Road to Happiness. Sponsored by the YMCA.

February 7 through February 12, 1910
THE FAIR COED - college comedy with music: book and lyrics by George Ade; music by Gustav Luders. Starring Elsie Janis. Cast includes Arthur Stanford, Sudney Jarvis, Edgar Halstead, Inez Bauer, Althea Francies. Directed by Fred. G. Latham. Presented by Charles Dillingham

February 13, 1910 (afternoon) [xerox only]
YMCA LECTURE -- Rev. George E. Reed, president of Dickinson College speaks on Which Way? Sponsored by the YMCA.

February 13, 1910 [xerox only] `
EDWARD A. HINES RECITAL - benefit performance for the artist, a tenor from Washington, DC. The program includes works by Verdi, as well as music provided by the Beethoven String Trio (also of Washington, DC).

February 14 through February 19, 1910 [xerox only]
MARY'S LAMB - musical comedy adapted by Richard Carle from a French farce, "Mme. Mongodin." Starring Richard Carle. Cast includes Julia Ralph, Adele Rafter, Violet Seaton, Rita Stanwood, Marion Dean, Sylvain Langlois, George Bouges, Abbott Adams, and Joseph Coffman.

February 14 through February 18, 1910 (afternoon performances) [no program file]
RUTH ST. DENIS - "performing six superb Hindoo dances."

February 20, 1910 (afternoon) [xerox only]
YMCA LECTURE -- on Modern Sensationalism. Delivered by Senator Theodore E. Burton. Sponsored by the YMCA.

February 23, 1910 (afternoon) [xerox only]
LECTURE BY MME. YALE - on beauty and fame.

February 21, 1910 [no program file/]
BOSTON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA CONCERT

February 27, 1910 (afternoon) [xerox only]
YMCA LECTURE - on A Strong Man. Delivered by Rev. Fred Smith, a New York Evangelist. Sponsored by the YMCA.

February 28 through March 6, 1910
LITTLE NEMO - musical comedy: book and lyrics by Harry B. Smith; music by Victor Herbert. Starring Joseph Cawthorn, Harry Clay Blaney; Aimee Ehrlich, Maude Campbell, Master Gabriel (as little Nemo). Klaw and Erlanger production.

March 1, 1910 (afternoon) [xerox only]
MAUD ALLAN DANCE RECITAL - program features dances to music from "Vision of Salome" and "Peer Gynt" as well as music by Mendelssohn, J. Strauss, Schumann. The Russian Symphony Orchestra, led by Modest Altschuler also performed.

March 3, 1910 (afternoon) [xerox only]
MME. MARCELLA SEMBRICH RECITAL - program includes works by Chopin, Verdi, Massenet, Schubert, Massenet, Schubert, Schumann, Arne, Mozart, Boothe, Bizet, Reichardt, J. Strauss, and Cowen.

March 7 through March 13, 1910 [xerox only]
THE SILVER STAR - musical play by Harry B. Smith. Starring Adeline Genee. Cast includes George Bickel, Harry Watson II, Barney Bernard, Lee Harrison, F. Stanton Heck, Mortimer Weldon, O.C. Mack, F.H. Stanton, J.H. Purcell, Emma Janvier, Margarete Morris, Ada Gabrielle, Ann Tasker. Klaw and Erlanger production.

March 8, 1910 (afternoon) [xerox only]
PHILADELPHIA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA CONCERT - Carl Pohlig, conductor. Program includes works by Svendsen, Wagner, Franck.

March 13, 1910 [xerox only]
ELLERY'S BAND CONCERT - program includes works by Yradier, Wagner, Donizetti, Dvorak, Vollstedt, Bizet, as well as Irish and English folk songs.

March 14 through March 19, 1910 [xerox only]
THE MOLLUSC - comedy by Hubert Henry Davies. Starring Sir Charles Wyndham. Cast includes Sam Sothern, Dorothy Thomas and Frances Vine.

March 15, 1910 (afternoon) [xerox only]
ACTORS' FUND BENEFIT - single performance by various artists to benefit the Actors' Fund for the care of aged or sick actors or families of deceased actors.

March 20, 1910 [xerox only]
WASHINGTON SAENGERBUND SOCIETY CONCERT - conductor: Henry Xander. Program includes works by Weber, Baldamus, Tschikowsky, Boccherini, Massenet, Mendelssohn, Xander, Brahms, and Strauss. Other artists performing include Lilla Ormond, messo-soprano and Arturo Tibaldi, violinist.

March 21 through March 27, 1910
THE AWAKENING OF HELENA RICHIE - by Charlotte Thompson, based on Margaret Deland's novel. Starring Margaret Anglin. Cast includes Sally Williams, Gertrude Swiggett, Charles Wyngate, John Findlay, Geroge Probert, Eugene Ormonde, Charles Rowan.

March 22, 1910 (afternoon) [xerox only]
BOSTON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA CONCERT - conductor: Max Fiedler; soloist: Willy Hess, concertmaster. Program includes works by Bruck, Schumann, Beethoven and Berlioz.

March 28 through April 3, 1910
PENELOPE - comedy by W. Somerset Maugham. Starring Marie Tempest.

April 1, 1910 (afternoon) [xerox only]
THE BELLE OF NEW YORK - single performance of a revue by the Paint and Powder Club of Baltimore. An all-male production.

April 3, 1910 (afternoon) [xerox only]
NEW YORK SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA CONCERT - conductor: Walter Damrosch. Program features a concert presentation of Tschaikowsky's "Eugene Onegin." Soloists include sara Anderson, soprano; Nevada Van der Veer, contralto; Reed Miller, tenor; Marcus Kellerman, bass-baritone.

April 11 through April 16, 1910 [xerox only]
ZIEGFELD FOLLIES OF 1909 - starring Eva Tanguay.

April 18 through April 23, 1910 [xerox only]
MRS. DOT - comedy by W. Somerset Maugham. Starring Billie Burke. Presented by Charles Frohman.

April 24, 1910 (afternoon) [xerox only]
CHRISTIAN SCIENCE LECTURE - William D. McCracken, of Boston, speaks on "Christian Science, the Religion of Progress."

April 24, 1910 [xerox only]
PITTSBURG FESTIVAL ORCHESTRA CONCERT - director: Carl Bernthaler. Forty musicians from the Pittsburg Symphony Orchestra.

April 25 through April 30, 1910 [xerox only]
THE COMMUTERS - comedy by James Forbes. Cast includes Taylor Holmes, Orrin Johnson, Jane Marbury, George Soule Spencer, Georgie Lawrence, Pauline Duffield, Lillian Thurgate, E.Y. Backus, Maude Knowlton, Louis Haines, Amy lesser, Adelyn Wesley and Isabelle Fenton.

May 13 through May 15, 1910 [xerox only]
CONGRESS OF THE POLISH NATIONAL ALLIANCE - annual meeting of delegates from around the United States. Featuring lectures, discussions and a concert focusing on Polish life, ideals and contemporary issues.

May 30 through June 13, 1910
ABORN ENGLISH GRAND OPERA COMPANY - present performances of Mme. Modiste, El Capitan, The Merry Monarch, and King Dodo, Il Trovatore, Aida, Carmen, Faust, Lucia di Lammermoor, Martha.

June 6, 1910 [xerox only]
NATIONAL UNIVERSITY LAW SCHOOL COMMENCEMENT - degrees granted to 132 students.

June 22, 1910 [xerox only]
CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL COMMENCEMENT

September 5 through September 10, 1910
THE STORM - by Langdon McCormick. Cast includes Robert T. Haines, Conway Tearle, Muriel Starr, Noah Berry Jr., Morris Burr. Presented by Thomas W. Ryley.

September 25, 1910 [xerox only]
NATIONAL CONFERENCE OF CATHOLIC CHARITIES - first conference

September 26 through October 2, 1910
YOUR HUMBLE SERVANT - by Booth Tarkington and Harry Leon Wilson. Starring Otis Skinner. Cast includes Charles B. Wells, Edward Fielding, A.G. Andrew, Izetta Jewel, Isabel Richards, Jessie Cromette. Presented by Charles Frohman.

October 3 through October 9, 1910 [no program file]
THE ECHO - musical by William Le Baron; music by Deems Taylor. Starring Bessie McCoy. Cast includes John E. Hazzard, Douglas Stevenson, George White, Evelyn Carrington, Eva Fallon, Della Meade Foster. Produced by Charles Dillingham.

October 13, 1910 (afternoon) [xerox only]
DWIGHT ELMENDORF LECTURE - illustrated travel talk on Seeing London.

October 17 through October 23, 1910
ARSENE LUPIN - by Francis deCroisset and Maurice leBlanc. Starring William Courtenay. Cast includes Sidney Herbert, Charles Harbury, Arthur Elliot, Virginia Hammond, Lena Halliday, Frances Comstock. Directed by William Seymour. Presented by Charles Frohman.

October 20, 1910 (afternoon) [xerox only]
DWIGHT ELMENDORF LECTURE - illustrated travel talk on Berlin.

October 24 through October 29, 1910 [no program file]
THE MAN WHO OWNS BROADWAY - musical version of his own play by George M. Cohan. Starring Raymond Hitchcock. Staged by George M. Cohan.

October 27, 1910 (afternoon) [xerox only]
DWIGHT ELMENDORF LECTURE - illustrated travel talk on The Austrian Empire.

October 31 through November 5, 1910 [xerox only]
ANTI-MATRIMONY - satirical burlesque by Percy Mackaye. Starring Henrietta Crosman and her Metropolitan Company. Presented by Maurice Campbell.

November 3, 1910 (afternoon) [xerox only]
DWIGHT ELMENDORF LECTURE - illustrated lecture on Famous Paintings

November 7 through November 12, 1910
GIRLIES - revue: book by George V. Hobart; music and lyrics by Williams and Van Alstyne; dances and ensembles by Jack Mason. Starring Joseph Cawthorn and Maude Raymond. Presented by Frederic Thompson

November 8, 1910 (afternoon) [no program file]
BOSTON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA CONCERT - Max Fiedler, conductor.

November 9, 1910 (afternoon) [xerox only]
DWIGHT ELMENDORF LECTURE - illustrated travel lecture on Paris and Its Environs

November 11, 1910 (afternoon) [xerox only]
MME. MARCELLA SEMBRICH RECITAL - program includes works by Chadwick, Chopin, Verdi. Frank La Farge accompanies Mme. Sembrich on the piano.

November 14 through November 19, 1910 [no program file]
THREE TWINS - musical by Charles Dickson, adapted from Incog by Mrs. R. Pacheco: lyrics by O. A. Hauerbach; music by Karl Hoschna.

November 21 through November 26, 1910 [xerox only]
THE BACHELOR'S BABY - farce by Francis Wilson. Starring the author and Edna Burns.

November 27, 1910 [xerox only]
WASHINGTON SAENGERBUND SOCIETY CONCERT - Heinrich Hammer, director. Program includes works by Saint-Saens, Bruch, Wagner, Lachner and Grieg. Soloist: Eva Emmet Wycoff, soprano. The chorus is accompanied by the Washington Symphony Orchestra.

November 28 through December 3, 1910 [xerox only]
THE ARCADIANS - musical comedy: book by Mark Ambient and A.M. Thompson; lyrics by Arthur Wimperis; music by Lionel Monckton and Howard Talbert. Cast includes Mary Mackid, Ethel Cadman, Percival Knight, Connie Ediss, Frank Moulan, Gertrude Eddington, Julia Sanderson.

December 4, 1910 [xerox only]
ELKS ANNUAL MEMORIAL SERVICE

December 5 through December 10, 1910
MID-CHANNEL- by Arthur W. Pinero. Starring Ethel Barrymore, with Charles Dalton, H. Reeves-Smith, Eugene O'Brien, Charles Wright, Edward Arnold, L.C. Howard, Maud Milton, Louise Drew, Helen Freeman and Anita Rothe. Presented by Charles Frohman.

December 6, 1910 (afternoon) [xerox only]
BOSTON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA CONCERT - Max Fiedler, conductor; Joseph Hoffman, violin solo. Program includes works by Beethoven, Dvorak, Richard Strauss, Berlioz.

December 11, 1910 (afternoon) [xerox only]
JOHN PHILIP SOUSA'S BAND CONCERT - program includes works by Tschaikowsky, Wagner, Herbert Clarke, Liszt, as well as works by Sousa. Soloists include: Herbert L. Clarke, coronet; Virginia Root, soprano; Nicoline Zedeler, violin; Paul Senne, piccolo.

December 12 through December 17, 1910 [xerox only]
THE HOUSE NEXT DOOR - comedy by J. Hartley Manners. Starring J.E. Dodson. Presented by Cohan and Harris.

December 18, 1910 [xerox only]
MASS MEETING IN SUPPORT OF IRISH HOME RULE - speakers include Champ Clark, Samuel Gompers, Edward O'Meagher Condon,

December 19 through December 23, 1910 [no program file]
THE BACHELOR BELLES - musical comedy: lyrics by Harry B. Smith; music by Raymond Hubbell.

December 26 through December 31, 1910 [no program file]
ZIEGFELD FOLLIES OF 1910 - including the Anna Held Girls.


1911 [complete]
January 2 through January 7, 1911 [no program file]
SMITH - comedy by W. Somerset Maugham. Starring John Drew. Presented by Charles Frohman.

January 9 through January 14, 1911 [xerox only]
THE OLD TOWN - by George Ade; music by Gustav Luders. Starring David Montgomery and Fred A. Stone. Cast includes Charles Dox, Allene Crater, Eloise Reed, Genevieve Reed, Flossie Hope, W.J. McCarthy, Lyndon Law, Melville Stewart, May Ellison, Harold Russell, Mack Whiting, May Ellison, Lillian Hansen. Produced by Charles Dillingham.

January 10, 1911 (afternoon) [xerox only]
BOSTON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA CONCERT - conductor: Max Fiedler; soloist: Mischa Elman. Program includes works by Lalo, Handel, Beethoven, Humperdinck.

January 16 through January 21, 1911 [xerox only]
SIRE - by Henri Lavedan, adapted by Louis N. Parker. Starring Otis Skinner. Cast includes John Clulow, A.G. Andrews, Charles B. Wells, Edward Fielding, Arthur Row, Walter Scott, Arthur Hyman, Thomas Kingsbury, George Devereaux, Mabel Bert, Izetta Jewel, Alice Gale and Margaret Sayre. Presented by Charles Frohman.

January 19, 1911 (afternoon) [xerox only]
DWIGHT ELMENDORF LECTURE - illustrated travel lecture famous paintings of Europe.

January 23 through January 28, 1911
THE GIRL IN THE TRAIN - musical comedy by Harry B. Smith. Starring Frank Daniels. Cast includes Edwin Wilson, Sallie Fisher, Rphillip Branson, Vera Michelena, Henry Vincent, Donald Hall, James Reaney, Aileen Hodgson, Martin Hayden, Gilbert Clayton, Edna Hunter, Leavitt James, and Almyra Sessions. Presented by Charles Dillingham.

January 24, 1911 (afternoon) [xerox only]
PHILHARMONIC SOCIETY OF NEW YORK CONCERT - conductor: Gustav Mahler; soloist: soprano Johanna Gadski. Program includes works by Wagner. First Lady Mrs.Taft and her daughter were in the audience.

January 29, 1911 [xerox only]
NEW YORK SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA CONCERT - conductor: Walter Damrosch; soloists: Hulda Lashanska, Mrs. Bowman-Flint, and Edna Showalter. Program includes works by Goldmark, Gluck, Wagner, Liszt.

January 30 through February 4, 1911 [xerox only]
THE COMMUTERS - comedy by James Forbes. Cast includes Lowell Sherman, Edna Phillips, Georgie Laurence, Mres. Pauline Duffield, John Cumerland, Egbert T. Roach, E.Y. Backus, Taylor Holmes, Maude Knowlton, Amy Lesser Isabelle Fenton, Adelyn Wesley, Lillian Thurgate. Presented by Henry B. Harris.

February 6 through February 11, 1911 [xerox only]
SARAH BERNHARDT IN REPERTORY - starring in L'Aiglon (Rostand), Camille (Dumas), Jeanne D'Arc (Moreau), La Tosca (Sardou), Sapho, and Madame. X.

February 13 through February 18, 1911
WHERE THE TRAIL DIVIDES - by Robert Edeson. Starring Edeson. Cast includes George W. Barnum, John Palmer, E.M. Dresser, Shep Camp, Eva Dennison, Charles Chappelle, A.H. Van Buren, Cordelia MacDonald, Joseph Rawley, Ed. Mansfield and John Prescott. Presented by Henry B. Harris.

February 16, 1911 (afternoon) [xerox on;y]
ELLEN TERRY LECTURE - on the Pathetic Heroines of Shakespeare. Miss Terry discussed and performed passages from the speeches of Juliet, Lady Macbeth, Ophelia, Cordelia, Cleopatra, and Portia.

February 19, 1911 (afternoon) [xerox only]
YMCA LECTURE - delivered by C.R. Drum, a field lecturer from New York.

February 19, 1911 [xerox only]
CREATORE'S BAND CONCERT - program includes works by Liszt, Verdi, Wagner.

February 20 through February 25, 1911 [xerox only]
U.S. MINISTER BEDLOE - comedy by George Ade. Starring William H. Crane. Cast includes Mrs. Thomas Whiffen, Louis Massen and Henry Miller, Jr. Presented by Charles Frohman.

February 21, 1911 (afternoon) [xerox only]
BOSTON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA CONCERT - conductor: Max Fiedler; soloist: Alwin Schroeder. Program includes works by Schubert, Dvorak, Saint-Saens.

February 27 through March 4, 1911
BECKY SHARP - comedy by Langdon Mitchell, based on Vanity Fair. Starring Mrs. Fiske and the Manhattan Company.

President and Mrs. Taft attend the March 1st performance.

February 28, 1911 (afternoon) [xerox only]
PHILHARMONIC SOCIETY OF NEW YORK CONCERT - conductor: Theodore Spiering (substituting for Gustav Mahler); soloist: Ernest Hutcheson. Program includes works by MacDowell, Beethoven, Weber, Liszt.

March 5, 1911 [xerox only]
MEMORIAL MEETING HONORING ROBERT EMMETT, IRISH PATRIOT - on the occasion of his 133rd birthday. Program includes speeches by Rev. John T. Coolaham, Rep. Henry T. Rainey, Rep. John B. Graham and performances by The Ladies Hibernian Choir, soloists: Annie Grant Fugitt, Nellie B. Kelser, and Emily Dittoe. The affair is sponsored by the United Irish Societies of Washington.

March 6 through March 11, 1911 [no program file]
7 DAYS - comedy by Mary Roberts Rinehart and Avery Hopwood. Cast includes Willard Louis, James Manley, W.S. Lyons, Fred Cousins, Thomas MacMahon, Frank L. Davis, Irma La Pierre, Claire Grenville, Ida Waterman and Helen Cullinan. Presented by Wagenhals and Kemper.

March 7, 1911 (afternoon) [xerox only]
ISADORA DUNCAN DANCE RECITAL - performing dances to the music of Bach, Wagner, J. Strauss. The New York Symphony Orchestra accompanies Miss Duncan.

March 13 through March 18, 1911 [xerox only]
THE ROUND-UP - comedy/drama by Edmund Day. Cast includes Ernest Allen, Mitchell Harris, and Harry Cowan, as well as "134 people, cowboys, Indians and 20 horses." Presented by Klaw and Erlanger.

March 16, 1911 (afternoon) [xerox only]
BARDIC RECITAL - a program of Irish songs given by Mrs. Milligan Fox, of the Irish Folk Song Society of London.

March 19, 1911 [xerox only]
WASHINGTON SAENGERBUND SOCIETY CONCERT - director: Heinrich Hammer; soloists: Jennie Norelli, soprano; Elias Breeskin, violin. Program includes works by Beschnitt, Englehardt, J. Strauss, Bellini.

March 20 through March 25, 1911
THE DOLLAR PRINCESS - musical comedy: written by Messrs. Willner and Grunbaum; adapted by George Grossmith, Jr.; music by Leo Fall. Starring Donald Brian, with F. Pope Stamper, Daisy Lehay, Will West, Carroll McComas, E.J. Connolly, Hilda Vining, Albert Hart and Cyril Biddulph. Presented by Charles Frohman.

March 21, 1911 (afternoon) [xerox only]
BOSTON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA CONCERT - conductor: Max Fiedler; soloist: Madame Jeanne Jomelli, soprano. Program includes works by Debussy, Wagner, Brahms, R. Strauss.

March 26, 1911 [xerox only]
EAGLES ANNUAL MEMORIAL SERVICE

March 28, 1911 (afternoon)
PHILHARMONIC SOCIETY OF NEW YORK CONCERT - conductor Theodore Spiering (for the ailing Gustav Mahler); soloist: Mme. Kirby-Lunn, contralto. Program includes works by Beethoven, Tschaikowsky, Wagner, Chabrier, Saint-Saens.

March 27 through April 1, 1911 [xerox only]
SUZANNE - comedy by Frantz Fonson and Fernand Wischler, adapted by C. Haddon Chambers. Starring Billie Burke. Cast includes George W. Anson, Conway Tearle, Harry Harwood, Allicon Skipworth. Presented by Charles Frohman.

April 3 through April 8, 1911 [xerox only]
IN SEARCH OF A SINNER - comedy by Charles Thompson. Starring Lillian Russell.

April 4 (afternoon) [xerox only]
MARY GARDEN SONG RECITAL - soprano whose program includes works by Massenet, Puccini, Debussy, Hue, Messager, Bemberg, Rosenstein. Accompaniest: Howard Brockway.

April 10 through April 15, 1911 [xerox only]
THE NEST EGG - comedy by Anne Caldwell. Starring Zelda Sears. Cast includes Blanche Hall, Julian Barton, Evelyn Varden, Ruth Wells, H. Bratton Kennedy, Charles Gotthold, Walter Young, Isabel Randolph and Charles Lane.

April 17 through April 22, 1911 [xerox only]
THE WOMAN - by William C. deMille. Starring Helen Ware and William Courtleigh.

April 21, 1911 (afternoon) [xerox only]
1492 - musical: music by Carl Pfluger and E.E. Rice; libretto by R.A. Barnett. All male production of the Powder and Paint Club of Baltimore.

May 1 through July 1, 1911 [xerox only]
ABORN ENGLISH GRAND OPERA COMPANY - performances include Aida, Madame Butterfly, Lohengren, Thais, Lucia di Lamermoor, Tales of Hoffman, Carmen, Martha, Faust, Cavalleria Rusticanna, Pagliacci, Bohemian Girl, Robin Hood.

President and Mrs. Taft attend a performance of Aida.

June 4, 1911 [xerox only]
NATIONAL UNIVERSITY LAW SCHOOL GRADUATION

June 6, 1911 (afternoon) [xerox only]
HOLY CROSS ACADEMY GRADUATION

June 20, 1911 (afternoon) [xerox only]
CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATION

September 18 through September 23, 1911
THE RED ROSE - musical comedy: book and lyrics by Harry B. and Robert B. Smith; music by Robert Hood Bowers. Starring Valeska Suratt and her company. Staged by R. H. Burnside.

September 25 through September 30, 1911 [xerox only]
FOLLIES BERGERE COMPANY - company includes Ada Lewis, Elizabeth Goodall, Leslie Leigh, Myles McCarthy, Otis Harlan, W. C. Gordon, Marion Ford, Kathleen Clifford, Bessie Clifford, Emily Lea.

October 2 through October 7, 1911 [xerox only]
THE THREE ROMEOS - musical comedy: book by R.H. Burnside; music by Raymond Hubbell. Cast includes Georgia Caine, Ella Proctor Otis, William Danforth, Ethel Cadman, Fred Lennox, Fred Walton, Shirley Kellog, Vivian Rushmore, John G. Sparks, Sidney Barasclough, Alfred Kappler and Mabella Baker.

October 9 through October 14, 1911 [xerox only]
THE ENCHANTRESS - comic opera: music by Victor Herbert; libretto and lyrics by Fred de Gresac and Harry B. Smith. Starring Kitty Gordon. Cast includes Nellie McCoy, Arthur Forrest, Hattie Arnold, Venita Fitzhugh, Harold Ford, Ralph Riggs, Gilbert Clayton, Harrison Brockbank.

October 12, 1911 (afternoon) [xerox only]
DWIGHT ELEMENDORF LECTURE - illustrated travel talk on The Riviera, French and Italian.

October 16 through October 21, 1911 [xerox only]
THE CAVE MAN - comedy by Gelett Burgess. Starring Robert Edeson. Cast includes Beatrice Bertrand, Grace Elliston, Martin Sabine, Beatrice Noyes, Isabelle Lee, Clifford Leigh.

October 19, 1911 (afternoon) [xerox only]
DWIGHT ELEMENDORF LECTURE - illustrated travel talk on Milan and the Italian Lakes.

October 26, 1911 (afternoon) [xerox only]
DWIGHT ELEMENDORF LECTURE - illustrated travel talk on Florence and Venice.

October 30 through November 4, 1911 [xerox only]
THE CASE OF BECKY - drama by Edward Locke. Starring Frances Starr. Cast includes Charles Dalton, Robert Dempster, Albert Bruning, Harry C. Browne, John Brawn and Marie Lawton. Presented by David Belasco.

Novermber 2, 1911 (afternoon) [xerox only]
DWIGHT ELEMENDORF LECTURE - illustrated travel talk on Rome.

November 6 through November 11, 1911 [xerox only]
THE SPRING MAID - operetta: book and lyrics by Harry B. and Robert B. Smith; music by Heinrich Reinhardt. Starring Christie MacDonald. Cast includes Thomas Conkey. Ben Hendricks, Elgie Bowen, Vincent Sullivan, Tom McNaughton, Jessie Bradbury, Charles Meyers, Isabel C. Francis, Edward Metcalf.

November 7, 1911 (afternoon) [xerox only]
BOSTON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA CONCERT - conductor: Max Fiedler; soloist: Mme. Schumann-Heink. Program includes works by Bruck, Wagner, Schubert, Beethoven, Debussy, and Lizst.

November 9, 1911 (afternoon) [xerox only]
DWIGHT ELEMENDORF LECTURE - illustrated travel talk on Naples and Vicinity.

November 13 through November 20, 1911 [xerox only]
NOBODY'S WIDOW - comedy by Avery Hopwood. Starring Blanche Bates. Cast includes Bruce McRae, Adelaide Prince, Rex McDougall, Edith Campbell, Alice Caire Elliott, Minor E. Watson.

November 20 through November 25, 1911 [xerox only]
THE MARIONETTES - comedy by Pierre Wolff. Starring Alla Nazimova. Cast includes Frank Gilmore, Arthur Lewis, Edward Fielding, Charles Balsar, A. Romaine Callender, William Hasson, Frank Goldsmithy, Arthur Hurley, Grace Carlyle, Kate Meek, Helen Freeman, Eileen Kearney. Presented by Charles Frohman.

November 26, 1911 [xerox only]
WASHINGTON SAENGERBUND SOCIETY CONCERT - program features a Liszt festival. Soloist: Mme. A. Merritt-Cochran, soprano; Roberta Amies, piano.

November 27 through December 2, 1911 [xerox only]
THE WITNESS FOR THE DEFENSE - drama by A.E.W. Mason. Starring Ethel Barrymore. Cast includes A.E. Anson, W.L. Abingdon, Ernest Stallard, Leslie Faber, Lumsden Hare, James Malaidy, Walter L. Stacey, Annie Esmond.

November 28, 1911 (afternoon) [xerox only]
PHILHARMONIC SOCIETY OF NEW YORK CONCERT - conductor: Josef Stransky. Soloist: Lillian Nordica.

December 3, 1911 [xerox only]
ELKS ANNUAL MEMORIAL SERVICE

December 4 through December 16, 1911 [xerox only]
THE PINK LADY - musical comedy: book and lyrics by C.M.S. McLellan; music by Ivan Caryll. Presented by Klaw and Erlanger.

December 5, 1911 (afternoon) [xerox only]
BOSTON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA CONCERT - conductor: Max Fiedler. Soloist: Kathleen Parlow, piano. program includes works by Rimsky-Korsakoff, Brahms, Saint-Saens.

December 10, 1911 (afternoon) [xerox only]
CHRISTIAN SCIENCE LECTURE - delivered by Clarence C. Eaton

December 20 through December 23, 1911 [original opening date postponed two days] [xerox only]
KISMET - by Edward Knoblauch (later spelled Knoblock). Starring Otis Skinner. Cast includes T. Tamamoto, Del De Louis, John Webster, Rita Jolivet, Georgia Woodthorpe. Presented by Harrison Grey Fiske.

President and Mrs. Taft attend the December 21st performance.

December 25 through December 30, 1911 [no program file]
A SINGLE MAN - comedy by Hubert Henry Davies. Starring John Drew

December 31, 1911 (afternoon and evening)
VESSELLA'S ITALIAN BAND CONCERT - program includes works by Puccini, Vessella, Wagner, Rossini, Verdi, Meyerbeer, Wagner

1912 [complete]
January 1 through January 6, 1912 [xerox only]
THE LITTLEST REBEL - by Edward Peple. Starring Dustin Farnum and William Farnum.

January 7, 1912 [xerox only]
KILTIES - Canadian band concert which included selections for La Boheme, The Merry Widow, Ballet Egyptien and Reminiscences of Scotland.

January 9, 1912 (afternoon) [xerox only]
BOSTON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA CONCERT - conductor: Max Fiedler. Featured pianist: Josef Hofmann.

January 11, 1912 [xerox only]
HAROLD BAUER RECITAL -- piano recital of works by Mendelssohn, Schumann, Chopin, and Mozart.

January 15 through January 20, 1912
THE SLIM PRINCESS - musical comedy: book by George Ade; libretto by Henry Blossom; music by Leslie Stuart. Starring Joseph Cawthorn.

January 16, 1912 (afternoon) [xerox only]
PHILADELPHIA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA CONCERT -- conductor: Josef Stransky; soloist: Efrem Zimbalist, violin. The program includes works by Tschaikowsky, Beethoven, and Wagner.

January 22 through January 27, 1912 [xerox only]
THE SIREN - musical comedy by Leo Stein and A.M. Willner; music by Leo Fall. Starring Julia Sanderson, Ethel Cadman, Frank Moulan, Will West, Alan Mudie, Cyril Biddulph, Florence Morrison and Moya Mannering.

January 29 through February 3, 1912 [xerox only]
THE CONCERT - comedy by Herman Bahr. Starring Leo Ditrichstein and Janet Beecher

February 5 through February 10, 1912
CHANTECLER - poetic drama by Edmond Rostand. Starring Maude Adams. Cast includes George Henry Trader, William Lewers, A. Lionel Hogarth, Lucy Prendergast, Maurice W. Stewart. Presented by Charles Frohman.

February 12 through February 17, 1912
NAUGHTY MARIETTA - comic opera by Victor Herbert based on book by Rida Johnson Young. Starring Emma Trentini

February 18, 1912 [xerox only]
BOSTON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA CONCERT - conductor: Max Fiedler. Featuring concertmaster Anton Witek. Program includes works by Schumann, Strauss, and Wieniawski.

February 19 through February 24, 1912 [xerox only]
GET-RICH-QUICK WALLINGFORD -- by George M. Cohan from the novel of George Randolph Chester. Featuring Hale Hamilton, William H. Boyd, Frances Ring and Fanny Jasper.

February 26 through March 2, 1912 [xerox only]
ZIEGFELD FOLLIES OF 1912 - revue: words and music by George V. Hobart; music by Maurice Levi and Raymond Hubbell. Cast includes Vera Maxwell; Margaret Gorman, Pearl Gabrielle, Lul
Martell, Maud Heath, Leon Errol, Wm. C. Schrode, Walter Percival. Staged by Julian Mitchell.

March 3, 1912 [xerox only]
MEMORIAL MEETING HONORING ROBERT EMMETT, IRISH PATRIOT - on the occasion of his 134th birthday. Arranged by the United Irish Societies of Washington, D.C.

March 4 through March 9, 1912 [xerox only]
REBECCA OF SUNNYBROOK FARM - based on Kate Douglas Wiggin's book of the same name. Starring Edith Taliaferro.

March 5, 1912 (afternoon) [xerox only]
PHILHARMONIC SOCIETY OF NEW YORK CONCERT - Conductor: Josef Stransky. Soloist: Joseph Lhevinne, piano.

March 11 through March 16, 1912 [xerox only]
MADAME SHERRY - musical: book by Otto Hauerbach; music by Karl Hoschna. Starring Lina Abarbanell. Cast includes Frances Demarest, Ignacio Martinetti, John Reinhard, Frank Johnson. Presented by Woods, Frazee and Lederer.

March 17,1912
MINNEAPOLIS SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA CONCERT - conductor: Emil Oberhoffer; soloists: Lucille Stevenson, soprano; Richard Czerwonky, violin. Program includes works by Tchaikovsky, Bruck, MacDowell, Sarasate and Stanford.

March 18 through March 23 [xerox only]
THE OLD TOWN - musical comedy by George Ade. Starring Montgomery and Stone. Presented by Charles Dillingham

March 19, 1912 (afternoon) [xerox only]
BOSTON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA CONCERT - conductor: Max Fiedler; featuring Mme. Louise Horner. An all Wagner program.

March 25 through March 30, 1912 [xerox only]
MLLE. INNOCENCE - musical. Starring Anna Held with Harry Watson, Jr. Presented by Florenz Ziegfeld

April 12, 1912 (afternoon) [xerox only]
LONDON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA CONCERT -- conductor: Arthur Nikisch. Program includes works by Weber, Beethoven, Strauss and Wagner.

April 15 through April 20, 1912
SNOBS - farce by George Bronson-Howard. Starring Frank McIntyre. Cast includes Myrtle Tannehill, Orlando Daly, Katherine Steward, Frank Brownlee, William Wray. Presented by Henry B. Harris.

April 22 through June 8, 1912 [xerox only]
ABORN OPERA COMPANY - season includes Lucia di Lammermore, Mignon, Hansel and Gretel, La Boheme, The Secret of Suzanne, La Tosca, Louise, Tannhauser, The Barber of Sevelle and Cendrillon.

April 28, 1912 (afternoon) [xerox only]
CHRISTIAN SCIENCE LECTURE - given by William D. McCrackan

May 5, 1912 [xerox only]
TRIBUTE TO ARCHIBALD BUTT - President Taft led a memorial tribute to the former aide to the President who died on the Titanic.

May 28, 1912 [xerox only]
LAMBS CLUB ALL STAR GAMBOL - musical review with many leading actors, managers and authors of the country participating.

June 2, 1912 [xerox only]
NATIONAL UNIVERSITY LAW SCHOOL GRADUATION - Representative Aruthur Kopp gave address to class of 109 men.

June 4, 1912 [xerox only]
GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY LAW SCHOOL GRADUATION - Former Minister to Spain, Hannis Taylor, gave the address to the class of 188 men receiving degree of bachelor of law, 36 masters of law, and 39 masters of patent law.

June 11, 1912 [xerox only]
HOLY CROSS ACADEMY GRADUATION - Former Minister to Spain, Hannis Taylor, gave the address to the class of women on the dangers of suffrage.

June 12 through June 13, 1912 [xerox only]
MAJOR MARJORIE -- annual carnival by the pupils of Miss Cora B. Shreve.

June 15, 1912 [xerox only]
McKINLEY HIGH SCHOOL MINSTREL SHOW - presented under the auspices of the Signal Corps Company, of the District National Guard.

June 16, 1912 and various other dates during the summer of 1912
WASHINGTON NATIONAL'S BASEBALL GAME -- Managaer Rapley secured a Rodier Electric scoreboard providing instant replay (audio) of the game.

September 30 through October 5, 1912
THE OTHER MAN - by Eugene W. Presbrey. Starring George Nash, with James a Butler, J. Maurice Sullivan, Harrison Hunter, Thais Magrane. Presented by Cohan and Harris.

October 7 through October 12, 1912 [xerox only]
THE LITTLEST REBEL - by Edward Peple. Starring William Farnum. Produced by A.H. Woods.

October 14 through October 19, 1912 [xerox only]
THE SPRING MAID - operetta: book and lyrics by Harry B. and Robert B. Smith; music by Heinrich Reinhardt. Starring Christie Macdonald. Presented by Louis F. Werba and Mark A. Luescher.

October 17, 1912 (afternoon) [xerox only]
ELMENDORF LECTURE - illustrated travel talk on The Grand Canyon.

October 21 through October 26, 1912 [xerox only]
HAWTHORNE, U.S.A. - last minute change to the scheduled Get-Rich-Wallingford. Starring Douglas Fairbanks

October 24, 1912 (afternoon) [xerox only]
DWIGHT ELMENDORF LECTURE -- illustrated travel talk on The Great Southwest.

October 27 through November 2, 1912 [xerox only]
OUR WIVES - comedy presented by Joseph M. Gaites

October 31, 1912 (afternoon) [xerox only]
DWIGHT ELMENDORF LECTURE -- illustrated travel talk on The Pacific Coast.

November 4 through November 9, 1912 [xerox only]
GYPSY LOVE - opera: book and lyrics by Harry B. and Robert B. Smith; music by Franz Lehar.

November 5, 1912 (afternoon) [xerox only]
BOSTON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA CONCERT - conductor: Karl Muck. Program includes works by Beethoven, Berlioz and Liszt.

November 7, 1912 (afternoon) [xerox only]
DWIGHT ELMENDORF LECTURE -- illustrated travel talk on Yellowstone Park.

November 8, 1912 (afternoon) [(xerox only]
MME. MARCELLA SEMBRICH RECITAL - song recital

November 11 through November 16, 1912 [xerox only]
THE FIREFLY - comedy opera: book and lyrics by Otto Hauerbach; music by Rudolf Friml. Presented by Oscar Hammerstein. Cast includes Vera de Rosa, Ruby Norton, Sammy Lee, Audrey Maple, Craig Campbell.

November 18 through November 23 1912 [xerox only]
THE HATERS' CLUB - operetta based on play by Leo Stein and Carl Lindau, music by Edmund Eysler, lyrics by George V. Hobart

November 25 through November 30, 1912 [xerox only]
DE KOVEN GRAND OPERA COMPANY - presents Robin Hood with an all star cast including Bessie Abott, Florence Wickham, and Walter Hyde.

December 1, 1912 [xerox only]
ELKS LODGE MEMORIAL SERVICE -

December 2 through December 7, 1912
PETER PAN -- revival of J.M. Barrie play. Starring Maude Adams. Presented by Charles Frohman.

December 3, 1912 (afternoon) [xerox only]
PHILHARMONIC SOCIETY OF NEW YORK CONCERT - conductor: Joseph Stransky; soloist: Mischa Elman, violin. Program includes works by Brahms, Beethoven, and Liszt.

December 8, 1912 [xerox only]
WASHINGTON SAENGERBUND SOCIETY CONCERT - featuring soprano Marie Kaiser and tenor Mr. Whittemore with the orchestra under the direction of Armand Gumprecht

December 9, 1912 (afternoon) [xerox only]
MME. ALMA GLUCK - in recital

December 9 through December 14, 1912 [xerox only]
LOUISIANA LOU - musical comedy. Starring Alexander Carr and Sophie Tucker.

December 16 through December 21, 1912 [no program file]
THE PINK LADY - musical comedy: adapted from the French of Georges Berr and Marcel Guillemadu; book and lyrics by C.M.S. McLellan; music by Ivan Caryll. The original New York cast, including Jed Prouty. Produced by Klaw and Erlanger.

December 30, 1912 through January 4, 1913
A GOOD LITTLE DEVIL - by Rosemonde Gerard and Maurice Rostand, adapted by Austin Strong. Cast includes Ernest Lawford, Iva Merlin, William Norris Ernest Truex, Edward Connelly, Etienne Giradot, Mary Pickford. Presented by David Belasco.


1913 [complete]
January 5, 1913 [xerox only]
LECTURE BY WILLIAM WINDSOR - on Vitosophy.

January 6 through January 11, 1913 [xerox only]
MAGGIE PEPPER - comedy/drama by Charles Klein. Starring Rose Stahl.

January 7, 1913 (afternoon) [xerox only]
BOSTON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA CONCERT - conductor: Karl Muck. Soloist: Elena Gerhardt, soprano. Program includes works by Reger, Marcello, Gluck, Bach, and Mozart.

January 12, 1913 [xerox only]
RECITAL BY CLARA BUTT AND KENNERLEY RUMFORD - a program of songs for contralto and baritone.

January 13 through January 18, 1913 [xerox only]
KISMET - by Edward Knoblauch. Starring Otis Skilnner. Presented by Klaw and Erlanger and Harrison Grey Fiske.

January 20 through January 25, 1913 [no program file]
THE GOVERNOR'S LADY - by Alice Brady.

President and Mrs. Taft attend the January 24th performance.

January 21, 1913 (afternoon) [xerox only]
PHILHARMONIC SOCIETY OF NEW YORK CONCERT - conductor: Josef Stransky. Soloist: Mme. Schumann-Heink, contralto. Program includes works by Bruch, Schubert-Berlioz, Schubert-Mottl, Wagner, Grieg,

January 27 through February 1, 1913 [xerox only]
THE QUAKER GIRL - musical: music by Lionel Monckton; book by James t. Tanner; lyrics by Adrian Ross and Percy Greenbank. Starring Ina Claire and Percival Knight. Presented by the Henry B. Harris Estate.

January 30, 1913 (afternoon) [xerox only]
EDWARD A. HINES BENEFIT RECITAL - featuring Edward Hines, tenor; Mabel Roberts, soprano and the Kaspar String Quartet. Program includes works by Verdi, Rossini, Giordono, Delbruck, Haydn.

February 3 through February 8, 1913 [xerox only]
WIDOW BY PROXY - comedy by Catherine Chisholm Cushing. Starring May Irwin. Cast includes Clara Blandick, Alice Johnson, Frances Gaunt, Arthur Bowyer, Orlando Daly, Joseph Woodbun.

February 10 through February 15, 1913
THE RED WIDOW - musical play with book and lyrics by Channing Pollock and Rennold Wolf; music by Charles J. Gebest. Starring Raymond Hitchcock. Cast includes Claire Grenville, George White, Flora Zabelle, Minerva Coverdale, Edward Metcalfe, George Romain, Charles Prince, George E. Mack, Theodore Martin, Gloria Gray, Nan Brown. Directed by Frederick G. Latham. Presented by Cohan and Harris.

February 17 through February 22, 1913 [xerox only]
THE CASE OF BECKY - drama by Edward Locke. Starring Frances Starr. Cast includes Charles Dalton, Albert Bruning, Mary Lawton, Eugene O'Brien, Harry C. Brown and John Brawn. Presented by David Belasco.

Februay 18, 1913 (afternoon) [xerox only]
BOSTON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA CONCERT - conductor: Karl Muck; soloist: Max Pauer, piano. Program includes works by Brahms, Mendelssohn, Beethoven, Weber.

February 20, 1913 (afternoon) [xerox only]
MINNEAPOLIS SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA CONCERT - conductor: Emil Oberhoffer. Soloists: Maude Klotz, soprano; Cornelius Van Vliet, cello. Program includes works by Wagner, Puccini, Sibelius, Servais and Liszt.

February 24 through March 1, 1913 [xerox only]
THE ATTACK - by Henri Bernstein. Starring John Mason. Presented by Charles Frohman.

March 2, 1913 (afternoon) [xerox only]
YMCA LECTURE - Clarence A. Barbour of New York on Winning Out. Men only event.

March 2, 1913 [xerox only]
JOHN MCCORMACK RECITAL - Irish tenor. Sponsored by the Gaelic Society.

March 3 through March 8, 1913 [xerox only]
THE MIND THE PAINT' GIRL - comedy by Charles Pinero. Starring Billie Burke and Charles Fish. Presented by Charles Frohman.

President and Mrs. Wilson attend the March 8th performance.

March 9, 1913 (afternoon) [xerox only]
YMCA LECTURE - Dr. Arthur J. Smith lecture on Great. Men only event.

March 10 through March 15, 1913 [no program file]
BELLA DONNA - by James Bernard Fagan, adapted from the novel of Robert Hichens. Starring Alla Nazimova. Produced by Charles Frohman.

March 16, 1913 (afternoon) [xerox only]
YMCA LECTURE - J.A. MacDonald, Editor of the Toronto Globe, on "A Man's Surprise at Himself." William Jennings Bryan introduces the speaker. Men only event.
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March 17 through March 22, 1913
THE DAUGHTER OF HEAVEN -- by Pierre Loti and Judith Gautier; English adaptation by George Egerton. Starring Viola Allen. Cast includes Ian Maclaren, Lee Baker, Aubre Percival, Claude Brooke, Clarence Heritage. Staged by Hugh Ford.

March 18, 1913 (afternoon) [xerox only]
BOSTON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA CONCERT - conductor: Carl Muck; soloist: Otto Urack, cello.

March 20, 1913 (afternoon) [no program file]
HOW TO LIVE A 100 YEARS - film starring Lillian Russell assisted by Kinemacolor Pictures.

March 23, 1913 (afternoon) [xerox only]
YMCA LECTURE - Grant Colfax Tullar of New York on "Winning Out ." Men only event.

March 24 through March 29, 1913 [xerox only]
THE HIGH ROAD - drama by Edward Sheldon. Starring Mrs. Fiske and the Manhattan Company, including Frederick Perry and Arthur Byron.

March 30, 1913 (afternoon) [xerox only]
YMCA LECTURE - C.R. Drum, Syracuse, NY on "An Honest Man." Men only event.

March 31 through April 6, 1913 [xerox only]
THE GIRL FROM MONMARTRE -- farce with music by George Feydeau and Rudolph Schanzer; music by Henry Berany; American version by Harry B. and Robert B. Smith. Starring Richard Carle and Hattie Williams. Presented by Charles Frohman.

April 6, 1913 [xerox only]
DAMAGED GOODS - drama about "social hygiene" by Eugene Brieux. Cast includes Richard Bennett, Wilton Lackaye, Grace Elliston, Amelia Gardner, Roberta Taylor, Laura Burt, John Warner, Dodson Mitchell, Margaret Wycherly, Clarence Handyside and Mabel Morrison. Presented by the Society of Social Hygiene to an invited audience.

April 14 through April 19, 1913
THE GARDEN OF ALLAH - by Robert Hichens and Mary Anderson Navarro from the novel by Robert Hichens. Cast includes Dorothy Donnelly, Edward Mawson, Keill Ayob. Presented by the Liebler Company.

President and Mrs. Wilson attend the April 19th performance.

April 20, 1913 [xerox only]
EMERY C. KOLB TRAVEL TALK - on the Grand Canyon. The first travel talk featuring both slides and the motion picture machine.

April 21 through April 27, 1913
BEN HUR - arranged for the stage by William Young from the novel by Lew Wallace. Starring Thomas Holding in the title role. Cast includes Wedgwood Nowell, Ben S. Mears, George Sydenham, Willard Blackmore, Florence Auer, Alice Haynes. A Klaw and Erlanger production. Directed by Joseph Brooks.

April 28 through May 3, 1913 [xerox only]
THE RETURN OF PETER GRIMM - drama by David Belasco. Starring David Warfield. Cast includes Walter D. Greene, Thomas Meighan, Joseph Brennan, William Boag, John F. Webber. Presented by David Belasco.

May 5 through May 7, 1913 [xerox only]
THE PALACE OF DREAMS -- musical comedy produced by Cora B. Shreve. "Musical comedy interspersed with vaudeville numbers."

May 10, 1913 [xerox only]
SOUTHERN SOCIETY OF WASHINGTON MEETING - program for the meeting includes speeches extolling the southern US, as well as a slide presentation. Secretary of State William Jennings Bryan is a featured speaker.

May 12 through May 17, 1913 [xerox only]
THE ZIEGFELD FOLLIES OF 1912 - featuring the O'Connor Sisters, the Frank Mills Players, and the Ching Ling Foo Troupe performing conjuring tricks.

May 19 through June 14, 1913
THE ABORN ENGLISH OPERA COMPANY - presenting La Boheme, Tosca, Madame Butterfly, Il Trovatore, Faust, Tales of Hoffman, Lucia di Lammermoor, Hansel and Gretel, Cavalleria Rusticana, and The Bohemian Girl.

May 20, 1913 [xerox only]
WOMAN - a morality play by Mrs. Christian Hemmick, performed for the benefit of the work of the local suffrage organization. Cast includes Izetta Jewel, Fola La Follette.

June 8, 1913 [xerox only]
NATIONAL UNIVERSITY LAW SCHOOL GRADUATION - Sen Thomas Sterling (SC) delivers the commencement address.

June 15 and various Sundays in July and August, 1913 (afternoon0 [xerox only]
WASHINGTON NATIONALS BASEBALL - play by play audio of Nationals' away games using first theJackson scoreboard and later, the Coleman lifelike scoreboard.

August 31 through September 20, 1913 [xerox only]
VICTORY - five reel war drama made with the aid of the United States Navy Department.

September 22 through September 27, 1913
FINE FEATHERS - by Eugene Walter. Starring Rose Coghland, Lolita Robetson, Robert Edeson, Max Figman, Wilton Lackaye, Lydia Dickson, Kate McLaurin. Presented by H.H. Frazee.

September 29 through October 4, 1913 [xerox only]
KISMET - by Edward Knoblauch. Starring Otis Skinner. Cast includes Herbert Trent, Harold Skinner, Guy Webster, William Lorenz, Merle Maddern, Genevieve Dolaro, Bertha Kent, Nannie Houk Palmer. Presented by Harrison Grey Fiske.

November 24 through November 29, 1913
THE SUNSHINE GIRL - musical: book by Paul A. Rubens and Cecil Raleigh; lyrics by Paul A. Pubens and Arthur Wimperis; music by Paul A. Rubens. Starring Julia Sanderson and Joseph Cawthorn. Cast includes Basil S.Foster, Flossie Hope, William Sellery, Florence Morrison. Presented by Charles Frohman.

December 1 through December 6, 1913 [xerox only]]
LAND OF PROMISE - comedy by W. Somerset Maugham. Starring Billie Burke. Cast includes Shelley Hull, Lumsden Hare, Norman Tharp, Thomas Reynolds, Barnett Parker, Henry Warwick, Leopold Lane, Lillian Kingsbury, Carrie Lowe, Winifred Harris, Mildred Orme and Selma Hall. Presented by Charles Frohman.

December 8 through December 13, 1913 [no program file]
BROADWAY JONES - written by and starring George M. Cohan and his company.

December 29, 1913 through January 3, 1914
SARI - operetta by Julius Wilhelm and Fritz Grunbaum: music by Emmerich Kalman; English book and lyrics by C.C.S. Cushing and E.P. Heath. Presented by Henry W. Savage.


1914 [complete]
January 5 through January 10, 1914 [xerox only]
SWEETHEARTS - operetta: music by Victor Herbert; book by Harry B. Smith and Fred de Gresac; lyrics by Robert B. Smith. Starring Christie MacDonald. Cast includes Ethel Du Fre Houston, Thom McNaughton, Thomas Conkey, Edwin Wilson, Lionel Walsh, Frank O'Connor.

January 6, 1914 (afternoon) [xerox only]
BOSTON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA CONCERT - conductor: Karl Muck. Program includes works by Mozart, Brahms, Wagner and Beethoven.

January 12 through January 17, 1914
THE LADY OF THE SLIPPER - musical fantasy: music by Victor Herbert; lyrics by James O'Dea. Starring David Montgomery, Fred A. Stone and Elsie Janis.

January 19 through January 25, 1914 [xerox only]
JOSEPH AND HIS BRETHREN - by Louis N. Parker. Starring Pauline Frederick, Brandon Tynan and James O'Neill and supported by 250 people and 40 camels, asses and sheep.

January 20, 1914 (afternoon) [xerox only]
PHILADELPHIA ORCHESTRA CONCERT - conductor: Leopold Stokowski in an all Wagner program. Florence Hinkle, featured soloist.

January 23, 1914 (afternoon ) [xerox only]
EUGENE YSAYE, LEOPOLD GODOWSKY AND JEAN GERARD RECITAL - in an all Beethoven program featuring the world famous violinist, pianist and cellist.

January 26 through January 31, 1914 [xerox only]
THE MARRIAGE MARKET - musical comedy by M. Brody and F. Martos; lyrics by Arthur Anderson and Adrian Ross; adapted for the English stage by Gladys Unger; music by Victor Jacobi. Starring Donald Brian. Presented by Charles Frohman.

February 2, 1914 through February 7, 1914
THE BEAUTY SHOP- musical comedy: book and lyrics by Channing Pollock and Rennold Wolf; music by Charles J. Gebest. Starring Raymond Hitchcock. Presented by Cohan and Harris.

February 9, 1914 through February 14, 1914 [xerox only]
STOP THIEF - melodramatic farce by Carlyle Moore

February 10, 1914 (afternoon) ( xerox only)
PHILHARMONIC SOCIETY OF NEW YORK CONCERT -- conductor: Josef Stransky and featuring soloist Miss Julia Culp.

February 16, 1914 through February 21, 1914
OH! OH! DELPHINE - musical comedy: book and lyrics by C.M.S. McLellan; music by Ivan Caryll. Featuring Frank McIntyre, Scott Welsh, Octavia Broske and Grace Edmond.`

February 17, 1914 (afternoon) [xerox only]
BOSTON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA CONCERT - conductor: Dr. Karl Muck. Miss Elisabeth van Endert, soprano soloist.

February 21, 1914 (afternoon) [xerox only]
DWIGHT ELMENDORF LECTURE - illustrated travel talk on Ceylon and the Singalese

February 22, 1914 (afternoon) [xerox only)]
SONS OF THE REVOLUTION - patriotic program commemorating Washington's birthday featuring President Wilson.

February 22, 1914 (evening) [xerox only]
JAN KUBELIK IN RECITAL - violin recital featuring works of Bach, Paganini, Saint-Saens and Wienlawski.

February 23 through February 28, 1914
DADDY LONG LEGS - comedy by Jean Webster. Starring Ruth Chatterton. Cast includes Frederick Turesdell, Charles Trowbridge, Albert Reed, Robert Waters, Jennie Eustace, Ethel Martin, Cora Witherspoon. Directed by Henery Miller.

February 24, 1914 (afternoon) [xerox only]
PHILADELPHIA ORCHESTRA CONCERT - conductor: Leopold Stokowski; soloist: Mischa Elman, violin. Program includes works by Mendelssohn, Saint-Saens and Tschaikowsky.

March 1, 1914 (afternoon and evening) [xerox only]
THE GOOD LITTLE DEVIL - film version of the play of the same name. Starring Mary Pickford with Ernest Truax.

March 2 through March 7, 1914 [xerox only]
THE AUCTIONEER - comedy by Lee Arthur and Charles Klein. Starring David Warfield. Cast includes Marie Bates, Janet Dunbar, Helena Phillips, Louis Hendricks, George Le Guere, Harry Rogers. Presented by David Belasco.

March 3, 1914 (afternoon) [xerox only]
JULIA CULP AND KATHARINE GOODSON IN RECITAL -- accompanied by Coenrad V. Bos at the piano.

March 8, 1914 (afternoon and evening) [xerox only]
THE THREE MUSKETEERS - film

March 9, 1914 through March 14, 1914 [xerox only]
MAIDS OF ATHENS -- operetta by Victor Leon and Franz Lehar. Produced by Henry W. Savage

March 10, 1914 (afternoon) (xerox only)
PHILHARMONIC SOCIETY OF NEW YORK CONCERT - conductor: Josef Stransky. Mme. Alma Gluck soloist.

March 12, 1914 (afternoon) [xerox only]
DWIGHT ELMENDORF LECTURE - illustrated travel talk on Eastern India.

March 13, 1914 (afternoon) [xerox only]
MME. CARRENO - piano recital which included her own composition, Mi Teresita.

March 16, 1914 through March 21, 1914 [xerox only]
THE DUMMY - comedy by Harvey O'Higgins and Harriet Ford. The company includes Ada Dwyer, Joseph Brennan, Helen Macbeth, Ernest Truex, Edward Ellis, Frank Connor, Charles Mygott, John N. Wheeler, Arthur E. Hohl, Nicholas Judels and Joyce Fair.

March 17, 1914 (afternoon) (xerox only)
BOSTON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA CONCERT -- conductor: Karl Muck. Featuring pianist Paderewski.

March 19, 1914 (afternoon) [xerox only]
DWIGHT ELMENDORF LECTURE - illustrated travel talk on Java.

March 20, 1914 (afternoon) [xerox only]
JOHN McCORMACK IN RECITAL - recital by famous Irish tenor

March 23, 1914 through March 28, 1914 [xerox only]
CHANGE - drama about Welsh life by J.O. Francis. Presented by the original London Haymarket Theater Company.

March 29, 1914 (afternoon) [xerox only]
DWIGHT ELMENDORF LECTURE - illustrated travel talk on The Nile from Cairo to Khartoum.

March 30, 1914 through April 4, 1914 [xerox only]
THE DOLL GIRL - musical play by Leo Stein and A.M. Willner; English version by Harry B. Smith; music by Leo Fall. Starring Bessie DeVole with Dare Phillips.

March 31, 1914 (afternoon) [xerox only]
MME. JOHANNA GADSKI IN RECITAL -- song recital by the soprano; accompanied by Mme. Josephine Hartman Vollmer, who also played several piano solos.

April 3, 1914 (afternoon) [xerox only]
EUGENE YSAYE IN RECITAL - recital by the Belgian violinist

April 6, 1914 through April 11, 1914 [xerox only]
The STRANGE WOMAN - comedy by William Hurlbut. Starring Elsie Ferguson with Charles D. Waldrop, Alphonz Ethier, Georgie Drew Mendum, Mrs. Felix Morris, Sara von Leer and Lois Frances Clark.

April 13, 1914 through April 18, 1914 [xerox only]
TANTE - comedy by C. Haddon Chambers. Starring Ethel Barrymore. Produced by Charles Frohman.

April 17, 1914 (afternoon) [xerox only]
THE PAINT AND POWDER CLUB OF BALTIMORE -- presents "Many Happy Returns ."

April 26, 1914
MME. LOUISE HOMER - in recital assisted by Myron W. Whitney, baritone and Mrs. Edwin N. Lapham at the piano.

April 27, 1914 through May 2, 1914 [xerox only] (filed under N)
NEIL O'BRIEN'S MINSTRELS - featuring Neil O'brien, James Barardi, Eddie Mazier, Pete Detzel, all Fountaine and Jack McPhearson

May 4, 1914 through May 9, 1914 [xerox only]
"WHAT'S WRONG?" - comedy by Frederick Ballard. The company includes: Janet Beecher, Frederic Burton, Richie Ling, William Dixon, Percy Helton, Henry Weaver, J. W Kennedy, Russell Simpson, Maidel Turner, Louise Sylvester, Dorothy Walters, Susanne Wills, Grace Vernon and Jane Shore. Produced by David Belasco.

May 6, 1914 (afternoon) [xerox only]
MME. TETRAZINNI - coloratura soprano recital accompanied by Mr. Yves Nat who also plays several solos.

May 11, 1914 through May 12, 1914 [xerox only]
THE FOUNTAIN OF YOUTH - presented by Miss Cora B. Shreve's dancing class.

May 18 through June 4, 1914
ABORN ENGLISH GRAND OPERA COMPANY -- performing Il Trovatore (by Verdi), Carmen (by Bizet) and The Tales of Hoffman (by Offenbach), La Boheme (by Puccini) and Martha (by Von Flotow).
June 7, 1914 [xerox only]
NATIONAL UNIVERSITY SCHOOL - law school graduation; address delivered by Senator Martine and the Rev. Jay T. Stocking delivered the baccalaureate

June 7, 1914 (afternoon) [xerox only]
WASHINGTON NATIONALS BASEBALL - game with St. Louis was reproduced on the Nokes Electrascore

June 12, 1914 (afternoon) [xerox only]
WASHINGTON COLLEGE OF MUSIC GRADUATION

June 16, 1914
CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATION - principal address given by the Secretary of State.

September 9 through September 12, 1914 [xerox only]
THE DRAGON'S CLAW - by Austin Strong. Cast includes T.H. McNally, Charles D. Walfron, Gladys Hanson, Lowell Sherman, Ida Waterman, Frank Andrews, Robert Hudson, Robert Conville. Directed by Henry Miller. Presented by Klaw & Erlanger.

September 14 through September 19, 1914 [xerox only]
BUNNY IN FUNNYLAND - starring John Bunny

September 21 through September 26, 1914
THE BETTER WAY - drama by Eugene Water. Starring Charlotte Walker with Virginia Pearson, Byron Beasley, George Stuart Christy, David Burton, Virginia Allen, Walter Wilson, and J. M. Clayton

September 27, 1914 [xerox only]
BENEFIT CONCERT FOR THE RED CROSS - featuring Miss Alice Nielsen, Ricardo Martin and Rudolph Ganz

September 28 through October 3, 1914 [xerox only]
THE DEBUTANTE - musical comedy: book by Harry B. Smith, lyrics by Robert B. Smith; music by Victor Herbert. Starring Hazel Dawn.

October 5, 1914 through October 10, 1914 [xerox only]
THE SECRET - play by Henri Bernstein. Starring Frances Starr, with Elaine Inescort and Robert Warwick.

October 12, 1914 through October 17, 1914 [xerox only]
THE SILENT VOICE - by Jules Eckert Goodman based on the short story The Man Who Played God by Gouverneur Morris . Starring Otis Skinner with Florence Fisher, Carl Brickert and Jane Morgan.

October 18, 1914 [xerox only]
BENEFIT FOR RED CROSS FUND - concert featuring gifted musicians and directed by Charles T. Titmann. Former President and Mrs. Taft attended.

October 19 through October 24, 1914 [xerox only]
THE MISLEADING LADY - by Charles Goddard and Paul Dickey. Starring Lewis S. Stone. Presented by William S Harris Jr.

October 26, 1914 through October 31, 1914 [no program file]
SEVEN KEYS TO BALDPATE - by George M. Cohan

November 2, 1914 through November 7, 1914 [xerox only]
MADAM PRESIDENT - comedy adapted from the French of Maurice Hennequin and Pierre Veber by Jose G. Levy. Starring Fannie Ward. Presented by Charles Frohman.

November 3, 1914 (afternoon) [xerox only]
BOSTON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA - conductor: Carl Muck; soloist: baritone Pasquale Amato.

November 7, 1914 (afternoon) [xerox only]
DR, NEVIL M, HOPKINS LECTURE -- recounting his personal experience of "The World's Greatest War"

November 9 through November 14, 1914 [xerox only]
QUEEN OF THE MOVIES - musical comedy: book and lyrics by Glen Macdonough; music by Jean Gilbert. Starring Frank Moulan

November 13, 1914 (afternoon) [xerox only]
JOHN McCORMACK RECITAL - program includes Irish and English songs as well other folk music. Program also features violinist Donald McBeath accompanied by Edwin Schneider.

November 16 through November 21, 1914 [xerox only]
ZIEGFELD FOLLIES OF 1914 - based on book and lyrics by George V. Hobart with music by Raymond Hubbell and features a cast of over 100 members

November 19, 1914 (afternoon) [xerox only]
AMERICAN RED CROSS BENEFIT - program features "A Darktown Gambol" presented by the Chorus Club of the State, War and Navy departments.

November 20, 1914 (afternoon) [xerox only]
MME. SCHUMANN-HEINK RECITAL - soprano.

November 21, 1914 (afternoon) [xerox only]
MME. SCHUMANN-HEINK - free concert recorded from previous day's performance

November 23, 1914 through November 28, 1914 [xerox only]
SARI - operetta by Julius Wilhelm and Fritz Grunbaum; English book and lyrics by C.C.S. Cushing and E.P. Heath; music by Emmerich Kalman; produced by Henry W. Savage and starring Mizzi Hajos and Charles Meakins

November 24, 1914 (afternoon) [xerox only]
PHILHARMONIC SOCIETY OF NEW YORK CONCERT - conductor: Josef Stransky; soloist, Mme. Johanna Gadski, soprano

November 27, 1914 (afternoon) [xerox only]
ANNA PAVLOWA IN RECITAL - accompanied by Mlle. Kuhn; Mlle. Plaskovietzka; Mlles. Linvoskia, Schelton, Brunova, Butsova, Grifova and Florence; M. Kobeleff and Ourkrainsky; and the orchestra under the direction of Theodore Stier.

November 30, 1914 through December 5, 1914 [xerox only]
H.M.S. PINAFORE - operetta by Gilbert and Sullivan. Cast includes: Herbert Sallinger, E. Bertram Peacock, Vernon Dalhart, Albert Hart, E. Perry Parsons and Ruby Cutter Savage.

December 1, 1914(afternoon) [xerox only]
BOSTON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA CONCERT - conductor: Dr. Karl Muck; soloist: Harold Bauer, piano.

December 4, 1914 (afternoon) [xerox only]
MME. LOUISE HOMER IN RECITAL -- contralto presents major arias from several opera. Accompanist: Mrs. Edwin M. Lapham, piano.

December 7, 1914 through December 12, 1914
MY LADY'S DRESS - drama by Edward Knoblauch. Starring Mary Boland and Leon Quartermaine. Cast includes by Fuller Mellish, S.J. Warrmington, Eric Snowdon, Barnett Parker, Lucy Beaumont and Mary Devarvell

December 15, 1914 (afternoon) [xerox only]
PHILADELPHIA ORCHESTRA CONCERT - conductor: Leopold Stokowski; soloist: Mme. Schumann-Heink, soprano.

December 29, 1914 [xerox only]
CHRISTMAS SHOW 1914 - show produced for 2500 children of employees of the Washington Railway and Potomac Power companies.

1915 [complete]
January 4 through January 9, 1915 [xerox only]
THE PRODIGAL HUSBAND - by Dario Niccodemi and Michael Morton. Starring John Drew. Cast includes Ferdinand Gottschalk, Henry Crocker, Grace Carlyle, Clinton Preston, Helen Hayes Brown, Walter Soderling, Martha Hedman, J. Homer Hunt, Rose Winter, Norman Sutcliffe, Josephine Morse, May Galyer. Presented by Charles Frohman.

January 5, 1915 (afternoon) [xerox only]
BOSTON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA CONCERT - conductor: Dr. Karl Muck; soloist: Fritz Kreisler.

January 11 through January 16, 1915 (xerox only)
POTASH & PERLMUTTER - presented by A.H. Woods

January 15, 1915 (afternoon) [xerox only]
JOSEF HOFMANN IN RECITAL - piano recital

January 18 through January 23, 1915
JERRY - comedy by Catherine Chisholm Cushing. Starring Billie Burke. Cast includes Alice John, Selene Johnson, Shelley Hall, H. Lawrence Leyton, W.H. Sams, Thomas Reynolds, Edwin Burch. Presented by Charles Frohman.

January 19, 1915 (afternoon) [xerox only]
PHILADELPHIA ORCHESTRA CONCERT - conductor: Leopold Stokowski; soloist: Mme. Alma Gluck, soprano.

January 21, 1915 (afternoon) [xerox only]
JULIA CULP AND EMILIO de GOGORZA RECITAL

January 22, 1915 (afternoon) [xerox only]
PAVLOWA - dance recital

January 24, 1915 (afternoon) [xerox only]
PASTOR RUSSELL - lecture by the president of the International Bible Students Association

January 24, 1915 [xerox only]
CECIL CHESTERTON LECTURE - eminent English scholar speaks on New Forces in English Literature.

January 25 through January 30, 1915 [xerox only]
THE LEGEND OF LEONORA, THE LADIES' SHAKESPEARE, AND QUALITY STREET - by J.M. Barrie. Starring Maude Adams.

January 26, 1915 (afternoon) [xerox only]
FRITZ KREISLER IN RECITAL - violin recital assisted by Mme Elizabeth van Endert soprano

January 29, 1915 (afternoon) [xerox only]
IRVIN S. COBB LECTURE - war correspondent talks on the World War in Europe.

February 1 through February 6, 1915 [xerox only]
THE MIRACLE MAN - comedy/drama adapted by George M. Cohan from the book by Frank L. Packard. Starring George M. Cohan, with George Nash, William H. Thompson, and Dale Kane.

February 8 through February 13, 1915
GRUMPY - comedy/drama by Horace Hodges and T. Wigney Percyval. Starring Cyril Maude.

February 9, 1915 (afternoon) [xerox only]
PHILHARMONIC SOCIETY OF NEW YORK CONCERT - conductor: Josef Stransky; soloist: Ossip Gabrillowitsch, piano.

February 12, 1915 (afternoon) [xerox only]\
ADA SASSOLI AND FRIEDA HEMPEL IN RECITAL - Italian harpist and soprano (who substituted for the ill Pasquale Amato)

February 16, 1915 (afternoon) [xerox only]
BOSTON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA CONCERT - conductor: Karl Muck

February 17 through February 20, 1915 [xerox only]
THE MODEL GIRL - musical comedy. Starring Annette Kellermann

February 19, 1915 (afternoon) [xerox only]
FRITZ KREISLER IN RECITAL - violin recital accompanied by Carl Lamson.

February 22 through February 27, 1915
THE GIRL FROM UTAH - musical comedy: book by James Tanner; music by Paul Rubens, Sidney Jones and additional numbers by Jerome Kern. Starring Julia Sanderson, Donald Brian, and Joseph Cawthorn.

February 23, 1915 (afternoon) [xerox only]
PHILADELPHIA ORCHESTRA CONCERT

February 25, 1915 (afternoon) [xerox only]
DWIGHT ELMENDORF LECTURE - illustrated travel talk on Around the Mediterranean

March 1 through March 7, 1915 (xerox only)
PYGMALION - by George Bernard Shaw. Starring Mrs. Patrick Campbell.

March 4 1915 (afternoon) [xerox only]
DWIGHT ELMENDORF LECTURE - illustrated travel talk on Around Northern Europe

March 8 through March 14, 1915 [xerox only]
THE TRAIL OF THE LONESOME PINE - by Eugene Walter, from the novel by John Fox, Jr. Starring Isabelle Lowe.

March 11, 1915 (afternoon) [xerox only]
DWIGHT ELMENDORF LECTURE - illustrated travel talk on Around Southern Europe

March 15 through March 20, 1915 [xerox only]
THE POOR LITTLE RICH GIRL - by Eleanor Gates. Cast includes Leonie Dana, Ella Rock, Harry Linkey and Horace Mitchell.

March 16, 1915 (afternoon) [xerox only]
BOSTON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA CONCERT -- conductor: Dr. Karl Muck; soloist: Beatrice Harrison, cello.

March 18, 1915 (afternoon) [xerox only]
DWIGHT ELMENDORF LECTURE - illustrated travel talk on Around the United States

March 19 and 26, 1915 (afternoon) [xerox only]
JOHN McCORMACK IN RECITAL - program of songs.

March 21, 1915 (afternoon) [xerox only]
DWIGHT ELMENDORF LECTURE - illustrated travel talk on The Garden of Allah

March 28, 1915 (afternoon) [xerox only]
B. HERMAN RIDDER LECTURE - on the war from a German point of view

March 29 through April 3, 1915
OUTCAST - by Hubert Henry Davies. Starring Elsie Ferguson. Cast includes Charles Cherry, Warburton Gamble, J. Woodall Birde, Leslie Palmer, Marguerite Leslie, Nell Compton, Gillian Scaife. Presented by Charles Frohman, Klaw and Erlanger.

April 5 through April 10, 1915
DISRAELI - comedy by Louis M. Parker. Starring George Arliss. Cast includes Mrs. Arliss, Lelia Repton, Guy Cunningham, Lilla Campbell, Noel Tearle, Maire R. Quinn. Presented by the Liebler Company.

April 9, 1915 (afternoon) [xerox only]
ALMA GLUCK AND EFREM ZIMBALIST RECITAL - soprano and violinist heard in joint recital.

April 11, 1915 (afternoon and evening) [xerox onlyl]
JOHN PHILIP SOUSA AND HIS BAND - in two varied concerts

April 15, 1915 (afternoon) [xerox only]
CATHOLIC UNIVERSITY ACADEMIC EXERCISES - the three American Cardinals participated in the graduation exercises and the celebration of the University's 25 anniversary.

April 19 through April 24, 1915 [xerox only]
DIPLOMACY - by Victorien Sardou. Starring William Gillette, Blanche Bates and Marie Doro. Cast includes Jeffrys Lewis, Bertha Fordyce, Gustav von Seyffertitz, Giorgio Majeroni, and Norman Tharp. Presented by Charles Frohman.

April 26 through June 26, 1915
THE ABORN ENGLISH OPERA COMPANY performing The Chocolate Soldier (comic opera with music by Oscar Straus based on book by Bernauer and Jacobson); Robin Hood (music by Reginald de Koven and book by Harry B. Smith), Erminie (book by Harry Paulton, music by Edouard Jakobowski), The Fortune Teller, The Serenade, Iolanthe (Gilbert and Sullivan).

June 13, 1915 [xerox only]
NATIONAL UNIVERSITY LAW SCHOOL COMMENCEMENT - commencement address given by John W. Davis, Solicitor General of the United States.

June 25, 1915
THE RUNAWAY PRINCESS - annual musical revue presented by Miss Cora B. Shreve and performed by her pupils.

September 24, 1915 [xerox only]
33 WASHINGTON SQUARE - single performance of May Irwin's New York success. Sponsored by the National Press club, the audience included President Wilson.

September 27 through October 2, 1915 [xerox only]
TOO NEAR PARIS - Parisian Vaudeville: lyrics by M. Junvier and M. Alexandre; music by Anatol Friedland. Starring John W. Ransome, Mlle. Liane Carrera (Anna Held's daughter).

October 4 through October 9, 1915 [xerox only]
MY LADY'S GARTER - by Jacques Futrelle, dramatization by Lee Morrison. Starring Robert Demster and Minna Gombel.

October 11 through October 16, 1915 [xerox only]
THE COCK O' THE WALK - comedy by Henry Arthur Jones. Starring Otis Skinner and Rita Otway

October 18 through October 23, 1915 [xerox only]
POTASH AND PERLMUTTER - presented by A.H. Woods

October 21 and October 22, 1916 (afternoon) [xerox only]
THE WHITNEY FASHION SHOW - latest fashions from Paris and New York.

October 25 through October 30, 1915 [xerox only]
AROUND THE MAP - musical show: book and Lyrics by C. M. S McLellan; music by Herman Finck. Cast and chorus of 125. Presented by Klaw and Erlanger.

October 29, 1915 (afternoon) [xerox only]
EMILLO de GOGORZA AND CHRISTINE MILLER - joint recital by barytone and contralto.

November 1 through November 6, 1915 [xerox only]
BEHOLD THY WIFE - by William Marlowe Briggs. Starring Alexandra Carlisle; with Charles Lane and Helen Lackaye. Produced by Henry W. Savage.

November 2, 1915 (afternoon) [xerox only]
BOSTON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA - conductor: Karl Muck; soloist: Florence Hinkle, soprano.

November 5, 1915 (afternoon) [xerox only]
SEAGLE-TOWNSEND RECITAL - barytone and contralto. Piano accompaniest: Mrs. Mary Carlisle Howe.

November 8 through November 13, 1915 [xerox only]
SONG OF SONGS - drama by Edward Seldon, based on the novel by Hermann Sudermann. Presented by A. H. Woods

November 12, 1915 (afternoon) [xerox only]
ANNA CASE IN RECITAL -- Metropolitan Opera star's first appearance in Washington.

November 15 through November 20, 1915 [xerox only]
THE CHIEF - comedy by Horace Annesley Vachell. Starring John Drew. Cast includes Echlin Gayer, William Barnes, George Graham, Walter Soderling, Laura Hope Crews, Katherine Stewart. Presented by Charles Frohman. Pre-Broadway production.

November 17, 1915 (morning) [xerox only]
BURTON HOLMES LECUTRE - travel talk on Florida.

November 19, 1915 (afternoon) [xerox only]
OSSIP GABRILLOWITSCH - piano recital by the great Russian musician.

November 22 through November 27, 1915 [xerox only]
TWIN BEDS - comedy by Salisbury Field and Margaret Mayo. Presented by Selwyn and Company;.

November 23, 1915 (afternoon) [xerox only]
THE PHILADELPHIA ORCHESTRA CONCERT - conductor: Leopold Stokowski; soloist: Josef Hofmann, piano.

November 24, 1915 (morning) [xerox only]
BURTON HOLMES LECTURE - travel talk on Down in Dixie.

November 26, 1915 (afternoon) [xerox only]
JOHN McCORMACK IN RECITAL - recital by Irish tenor. Assisted by violinist Donald McBeath

November 29 through December 4, 1915 [xerox only]
WILLIAM GILLETTE IN REPERTORY - Starring in two short play: Sherlock Holmes and Secret Service. Presented by Charles Frohman.

December 1, 1915 (morning) [xerox only]
BURTON HOLMES LECTURE - travel talk on The Grand Canyon.

December 3, 1915 (xerox only) (Afternoon)
MME. EMMY DESTINN - Bohemian grand opera prima donna with Homer Samuels as the acompanist

December 6 through December 11, 1915 (xerox only)
WATCH YOUR STEP - produced by Charles Dillingham and starring Vernon Castle, Frank Tinney and Bernard Granville

December 8, 1915 (morning) [xerox only]
BURTON HOLMES LECTURE - travel talk on The Panama Pacific Exposition
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December 9, 1915 (afternoon) [xerox only]
FRITZ KREISLER IN RECITAL - recital by the master violinist.

December 10, 1915 (afternoon) [xerox only]
WASSILY BESEKIRSKY, MME MATJA NEISSEN-STONE, AND CARL FRIEDBERG IN RECITAL - by violinist, contralto and pianist.

December 13 through December 18, 1915
MAUDE ADAMS IN REPERTORY -- starring in The Little Minister and What Every Woman Knows (both plays by J.M. Barrie). Cast includes Fred Tyler, Dallas Anderson, Morton Selton, Lila Barclay, J.L. Carhart, David Torrence, J.M. McFarlane, Gladys Gillen, Wallace Jackson, R. Peyton Carter, Charles Gay, Willard Barton, Ada Boshell and Angela Ogden. Presented by Charles Frohman

December 14, 1915) (afternoon) [xerox only]
PHILADELPHIA ORCHESTRA CONCERT - conductor: Leopold Stokowski. An all-Wagner program.

December 15, 1915 (morning) [xerox only]
BURTON HOLMES LECTURE - travel talk on California.

December 17, 1915 (afternoon) [xerox only]
IGNACE PADEREWSKI IN RECITAL -- program of solo works for piano.

December 27, 1915 through January 1, 1916
SYBIL - musical play by Max Brody and Frank Martos; music by Victor Jacobi. Starring Julia Sanderson, Donald Brian and Joseph Cawthorn.

December 28, 1915 [xerox only]
CHRISTMAS SHOW 1915 - sponsored by the Railway and Electric and Potomac Electric Power Company.

December 30, 1915 (afternoon) [xerox only]
PHILHARMONIC SOCIETY OF NEW YORK - conductor: Josef Stransky; soloist: Pablo Casals, cello.


1916 [complete]
"Second section" added to the building (Wash Star 2-3-1963) (The front office block section?

January 3 through January 8, 1916 [xerox only]
KICK IN - comedy-drama by Willard Mack. Cast includes John Sharkey, Joe Slaytor, Lawrence Hynes, Maidel Turner, Lillian Anderson, Charles Sturgis, George Henry Tilton, Jr., Margot Williams, Lou Ripley, Beatrice Noyes, Forrest Winant and Joe Madden. Presented by A. H. Woods.

January 4, 1916 (afternoon)
BOSTON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA CONCERT - conductor: Karl Muck; soloist, Ernest Schelling, piano. Program includes works by Mozart, Rachmaninoff, Schelling and Berlioz.

January 7, 1916 (afternoon) [xerox only]
WILLIAMS-KLINE RECITAL - Evan Williams, concert tenor and Olive Kline, soprano.

January 9, 1916 [xerox only]
PETER W. COLLINS LECTURE - free lecture on What's Wrong with the World?, sponsored by the Knights of Columbus.

January 10 through January 15, 1916 [xerox only]
ERSTWHILE SUSAN - comedy/drama by Marian de Forest, from the novel "Barnabetta, by Helen R. Martin. Starring Mrs. Fiske. Cast includes John Cope, John Daly Murphy, Edward Hans Robins, Madeline Delmar. Produced by Corey-Williams-Ritter.

January 11, 1916 (afternoon) [xerox only]
BURTON HOLMES LECTURE - travel talk on the Grand Canyon of Arizona, featuring "original quality motion pictures."

January 13, 1916 (afternoon) [xerox only]
MME. CALVE IN RECITAL

January 14, 1916 (afternoon) [xerox only]
MISCHA ELMAN IN RECITAL - violin recital featuring works by Vivaldi, Sarasate, Bach, Weber.

January 17 through January 22, 1916 [xerox only]
MARGARET SCHILLER - by Hall Caine. Starring Elsie Ferguson. Cast includes Gareth Hughes, Norman Trevor, Frederick Esmelton, Leslie Palmer. Produced by Charles Frohman, Klaw and Erlanger.

January 21, 1916 (afternoon) [xerox only]
FLONZALEY QUARTET CONCERT - quartet assisted by Ernest Hutcheson, piano. Program includes works by Hayden, Suk, Debussy, Tschaikowsky.

January 24 through January 29, 1916 [xerox only]
IT PAYS TO ADVERTISE - comedy by Roi Cooper Megrue and Walter Hackett. Cast includes William Holden, Richard Sterling, Dorothy Foster, Edna Baker.

President and Mrs Wilson attend the January 24th performance which benefitted the Working Boys Home.

January 25, 1916 (afternoon) [xerox only]
BURTON HOLMES LECTURE - travel talk on The Panama-Pacific Exposition, featuring "original quality motion pictures."

January 27, 1916 (afternoon) [xerox only]
BENEFIT PERFORMANCE - under the auspices of the French Flotilla Committee. Program includes appearances by Madame Calve (soprano), Galileo Gasparri (tenor), Lorain Wyman (singer), Carolus Salzedo (harp) for the benefit of wounded French soldiers..

January 31 through February 5, 1916 [xerox only]
COUSIN LUCY - comedy with music: last play written by Charles Klein, who died on the Lusitania; music by Percy Wenrich, Edward Madden and Jerome Kern. Starring Julian Eltinge who was a famous female impersonator, and in this production was given the "first view in the United States of his new $10,000 wardrobe." Produced by A.H. Woods.

February 1 (afternoon) [xerox only]
BURTON HOLMES LECTURE - illustrated travel talk on California and the San Diego Exposition, featuring "original quality motion pictures."

February 7 through February 12, 1916 [xerox only]
THE MASKED MODEL - comic opera: book by Harry B. and Robert B. Smith; music by Carl Woess. Cast includes Katherine Galloway, John E. Young, Frank Doane, Eva Condon, Thomas Conkey and Ethel DeFre Houston.

February 8, 1916 (afternoon)
PHILADELPHIA ORCHESTRA CONCERT - conductor: Leopold Stokowski; soloist: Florence Hinkel, soprano.

February 10, 1916 (afternoon) [no program file]
PHILHARMONIC SOCIETY OF NEW YORK CONCERT - conducted by Joseph Stransky.

February 11, 1916 (afternoon) [xerox only]
LOUISE HOMER RECITAL - contralto presents a program of songs by Schubert, Schumann, Brahms, Gluck, and Sidney Homer. Accompaniest: Mrs. Edwin Lapham.

February 14 through February 19, 1916 [no program file]
ON TRIAL - drama by Elmer Rice. Presented by Cohan and Harris.

February 15, 1916 (afternoon) [xerox only]
BOSTON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA CONCERT - conductor: Karl Muck; soloist: Joseph Malkin, cello. Program includes "Pictures at an Exhibition" by Rimsky-Korsakoff.

February 18, 1916 (afternoon) [xerox only]
GADSKI-WHITEHILL RECITAL - Soprano Johanna Gadski and baritone Clarence Whitehill in a program of works by Wagner.

February 21 through February 26, 1916 [xerox only]
BEVERLY'S BALANCE - comedy by Paul Kester. Starring Margaret Anglin.

February 24, 1916 [xerox only]
DWIGHT ELMENDORF LECTURE - illustrated travel talk on The British Isles.

February 25 (afternoon) [xerox only]
FRANCES ALDA RECITAL - Soprano Frances Alda, assisted by Frank La Forge, piano.

February 28 through March 4, 1916 [xerox only]
PAGANINI - comedy by Edward Knoblauch. Starring George Arliss. Presented by Klaw and Erlanger and George C. Tyler.

February 29, 1916 (afternoon) [xerox only]
JOSEF HOFMANN RECITAL - piano recital featuring works by Gluck, Beethoven, Sternburg, Strauss, Chopin.

March 2, 1916 (afternoon) [xerox only]
DWIGHT ELMENDORF LECTURE - illustrated travel talk on Holland.

March 3, 1916 (afternoon) [xerox only]
BAUER-CASALS RECITAL - featuring Harold Bauer, piano and Pablo Casals, cello playing works by Schumann, Chopin, Beethoven, Liszt, Grieg.

March 6 through March 11, 1916 [xerox only]
OUR MRS. McCHESNEY - dramatization of Edna Ferber's McChesney stories by George V. Hobart and Edna Ferber. Starring Ethel Barrymore. Produced by Charles Frohman.

March 7, 1916 (afternoon) [xerox only]
NEW YORK PHILHARMONIC CONCERT - conductor: Josef Stransky; soloist: Julia Culp, soprano.

March 9, 1916 (afternoon) [xerox only]
DWIGHT ELMENDORF LECTURE - illustrated travel talk on Switzerland.

March 10, 1916 (afternoon) [xerox only]
FRITZ KREISLER RECITAL - violinist. Carl Lamson, piano accompaniest. President and Mrs. Wilson attend.

March 13 through March 18, 1916 [xerox only]
PRINCESS TRA-LA-LA - Viennese operetta: score by Leo Ascher; book by Julius Brammer and Albert Gruenwald. Cast includes Phyllis Partington, George Baldwin, Emily Nicklass. Presented by Andreas Dippel.

March 14, 1916 (afternoon) [xerox only]
BOSTON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA CONCERT - conductor: Karl Muck; soloist; Ossip Gabrilowitsch

March 16, 1916 (afternoon) [xerox only]
DWIGHT ELMENDORF LECTURE - illustrated travel talk on Northern Italy.

March 17, 1916 [xerox only]
GRACE LA RUE IN RECITAL - program of songs in English.

March 23, 1916 (afternoon) [xerox only]
DWIGHT ELMENDORF LECTURE - illustrated travel talk on Sicily and Southern Italy.

March 23, 24 & 25, 1916
BALLET RUSSE presents Cleopatre, Le Spectre de la Rose, Soleil de Nuit; Les Sylphides, L'Apres Midi d'un Faune; Le Prince Igor; Scheherazade, La Princesse Enchantee, and Carnaval. Directed by Serge Diaghileff. Ballet troupe of 70.

March 27 through April 1, 1916 [xerox only]
POLLYANNA - comedy by Catherine Chisholm Cushing, based on the novel by Eleanor H. Porter. Presented by Klaw and Erlanger.

March 31, 1916 (afternoon) [xerox only]
AMATO AND MACBETH IN RECITAL - song recital featuring Pasquale Amato, baritone and Florence Macbeth, soprano.

April 3 through April 8, 1916 [xerox only]
ZIEGFELD FOLLIES - revue featuring W.C. Fields, Bert Williams, Leon Errol, Ed Wynn, Will West, The Oakland Sisters, Charles Purcell, George White, Ina Claire, Anna Pennington, Grace Jones, May Hennessey.

President and Mrs. Wilson attend the April 4th performance.

April 6, 1916 (afternoon) [xerox only]
MAUDE FAY IN RECITAL - soprano making her Washington debut, sings works of Handel, Brahms, Massinet. Mrs. George Eustis accompanies on the piano.

April 10 through April 15, 1916 [xerox only]
DADDY LONG LEGS - comedy by Jean Webster. Starring Henry Miller and Ruth Chatterton.

April 13, 1916 (afternoon) [xerox only]
PADERWSKI IN RECITAL

April 17 through May 13, 1916
BIRTH OF A NATION - four week run for the D. W. Griffith film with musical accompaniment.

June 12, 1916 [xerox only]
NATIONAL UNIVERSITY LAW SCHOOL GRADUATION - Edward N. Hurley, vice-chairman of the Federal Trades Commission gives the commencement address.

June 16, 1916 [xerox only]
McKINLEY MANUAL TRAINING HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATION - Senator George W. Norris gives the commencement address.

June 20, 1916 [xerox only]
CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATION - Rep. Michael K. Reilly gives the commencement address.

June 30, 1916 [xerox only]
THE CONTINENTAL CONGRESS - drama performed by members of the Home Club of the Interior Department, for the benefit of the Club's activities.

June 21, 1916 [xerox only]
HER HIGHNESS' FOLLY - presented by the pupils of Miss Cora B. Shreve's dancing school.

September 25 through October 7, 1916
ABORN ENGLISH GRAND OPERA COMPANY -- presents Rigoletto, The Jewels of the Madonna, Il Trovatore, La Boheme, Lucia di Lammermoor, Madam Butterfly and Lohengrin.

October 9 through October 14, 1916 [xerox only]
THE HARP OF LIFE - by J. Hartley Manners. Starring Laurette Taylor. Cast includes Philip Merivale, W.J. Ferguson, Dion Titheradge, Violet Kemble Cooper, Lynn Fontanne, Ffolliot Paget. Presented by Klaw and Erlanger.

October 16 through October 21, 1916 [xerox only]
FAIR AND WARMER - comedy by Avery Hopwood. Starring Madge Kennedy and John Arthur. Cast includes Robert Ober, Ethel Wilson. Presented by Selwyn and Co.

October 22, 1916 [xerox only]
JOHN PHILIP SOUSA AND HIS BAND IN RECITAL - afternoon and evening concerts by the band.

October 23 through October 28, 1916 [xerox only]
THE HOUSE OF GLASS - drama by Max Marcin. Cast includes Mary Ryan, Ada Gilman, Thomas Findley, John Fenton, Florence Walcott. Presented by Cohan and Harris.

October 27, 1916 [xerox only]
FRANCES ALDA IN RECITAL - soprano presents works by Faccio, Grieg, La Forge. Piano accompaniest: Frank LaForge.

October 30 through November 4, 1916 [xerox only]
POTASH AND PERLMUTTER IN SOCIETY - characters created by Montague Glass. Barney Bernard is Abe Potash.

October 31, 1916 (afternoon)
BOSTON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA CONCERT - conductor: Karl Muck; soloist Fritz Kreisler, violin. Program includes works by Schumann, Berlioz, Schelling, Brahms.

November 6 through November 11, 1916 [xerox only]
SARAH BERNHARDT IN REPERTORY - performances include The Death of Cleopatra, Le Vitrall, Peace at Home, From the Theatre to the Field of Honor, Ashes of Opium, The Trial Scene from Merchant of Venice,

November 10, 1916 (afternoon) [xerox only]
ALTHOUSE AND LEGINSKA IN RECITAL - Paul Althouse, tenor, and Ethel Leginska, pianist performing works by Brahms, Bach and Beethoven.

November 13 through November 18, 1916 [xerox only]
COMMON CLAY - by Cleves Kinkead. Starring Jane Cowl.

November 14, 1916 (afternoon) [xerox only]
PHILADELPHIA ORCHESTRA CONCERT - conductor: Leopold Stokowski; soloist, Efrem Zimbalist, violin. Program includes works by Mozart, Brahms, Paganini, Tschaikowsky.

November 16, 1916 (afternoon) [xerox only]
FRITZ KREISLER IN RECITAL - violinist presents a program of works by Bach, Wieniawski, Partini, Leclair, Couperin, Kreisler, Granados, Dvorak. Carl Lamson, piano, accompanies Mr. Kreisler.

November 19, 1916 [xerox only]
BURTON HOLMES LECTURE - illustrated travel talk on Canada using motion pictures.

November 20 through November 25, 1916
CHIN CHIN - musical fantasy: book by Anne Caldwell and R.H. Burnside; lyrics by Anne Caldwell and James O'Dea; music by Ivan Caryn. Starring David C. Montgomery and Fred A. Stone. Presented by Charles Dillingham.

November 23, 1916 (afternoon) [xerox only]
CADMAN AND TSIANINA RECITAL - composer Charles Wakefield Cadman and native American mezzo soprano Tsianina present a program of Native American songs.

November 24, 1916 (afternoon) [xerox only]
JULIA CULP RECITAL - soprano in a program of lieder.

November 26, 1916 [xerox only]
BURTON HOLMES LECTURE - illustrated travel talk on Canadian Rockies using motion pictures.

November 27 through December 2, 1916 [xerox only]
MISTER ANTONIO - comedy by Booth Tarkington. Starring Otis Skinner. Cast includes Joseph Brennan. Produced by Charles Frohman.

November 28, 1916 (afternoon) [xerox only]
BOSTON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA CONCERT - conductor: Karl Muck; soloist: Susan Millar, mezzo- soprano. Program includes works by Chausson, Tschaikowsky, Brahms, R. Strauss, Liszt.

December 1, 1916 (afternoon) [xerox only]
PADEREWSKI PIANO RECITAL - program includes works by Bach, Beethoven, Schumann, Chopin.

December 3, 1916 [xerox only]
BURTON HOLMES LECTURE - illustrated travel talk on Imperial Britain using motion pictures.

December 4 through December 9, 1916
COUSIN LUCY -- comedy with music: book by Charles Klein; music by Percy Wenrich, Edward Madden and Jerome Kern. Starring Julian Eltinge. Cast includes Charles Morrison, Elsie Weller, Leila Romer, Mabel Acker, Mark Smith, Vivian Powell. Produced by A.H. Woods.

December 7, 1916 (afternoon) [xerox only]
ANTI-SUFFRAGE RALLY - sponsored by the National Association Opposed to Woman Suffrage. Speakers include General Leonard Wood, Mgr. William T. Russell, Mabel Boardman, and Elihu Root.

December 8, 1916 (afternoon) [xerox only]
ANNA CASE RECITAL - soprano presents a program of Pergolesi, Monteverdi, Schumann, Brahms, Bemberg, Hue.

December 10,1916 [xerox only]
BURTON HOLMES LECTURE - illustrated talk on The German Fatherland using motion pictures.

December 11 through December 16, 1916 [xerox only]
THE COHAN REVIEW OF 1916 - written and produced by George M. Cohan. Cast includes Richard Carle, Valli Valli, Elizabeth M. Murray, Miss Juliet, Charles Winninger, Harry Bulger, Lila Rhodes.

December 12, 1916 (afternoon) [xerox only]
PHILADELPHIA ORCHESTRA CONCERT - conductor: Leopold Stokowski; soloist: Alma Gluck, soprano. Program includes works by Beethoven, Haydn, Mozart, Glinka.

December 17, 1916 (afternoon) [xerox only]
J.F. RUTHERFORD LECTURE - prominent New York lawyer lectures on Why Do Nations War?

December 17, 1916 [xerox only]
BURTON HOLMES LECTURE - illustrated travel talk on La Belle France using motion pictures.

December 18 through December 23, 1916 [xerox only]
THE PROFESSOR'S LOVE STORY - comedy by J.M. Barrie. Starring George Arliss.

December 25 through December 30, 1916 [xerox only]
BETTY - musical by Frederick Lonsdale and Gladys Unger: lyrics by Adrian Ross and Paul Rubens; music by Paul Rubens. Starring Raymond Hitchcock. Cast includes Joseph Santley, Ivy Sawyer, Eileen Dennes and George Moore.


1917 [complete]
January 1 through January 6, 1917 [xerox only]
TURN TO THE RIGHT - by Winchell Smith and John E. Hazzard. Cast inlcudes Ralph Morgan, Joseph Byron Totten, William Foran, James H. Huntley, Philip Bishop, Robert Taber, Charles W. Goodrich, Samuel Lowenwirth, Mabel Bert, Jessie Glendinning, Helen Collier, Dorothy Betts and Maude Fox. Presented by Wilchell Smith and John L. Golden.

January 2, 1917 (afternoon) [xerox only]
BOSTON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA CONCERT - conductor: Karl Muck; soloist: Carl Friedberg, piano. Program includes works by Tschaikowsky, Schumann, and Weber.

Jaunuary 5, 1917 (afternoon) [xerox only]
RUSSIAN SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA CONCERT - program includes works by Tschaikowsky, Rimsky-Korsakoff, Rachmaninoff.

President and Mrs. Wilson attend the concert.

January 7, 1917 (afternoon) [xerox only]
ANTI-SALOON LEAGUE RALLY - against the referendum vote proposed as a means of deciding the prohibition issue in the District of Columbia.

January 8 through January 13, 1917 [xerox only]
FAIR AND WARMER - farce by Avery Hopwood. Starring Madge Kennedy. Cast includes John Arthur and Arthur Stanford. Presented by Selwyn and Company.

January 9, 1917 (afternoon) [xerox only]
ALMA GLUCK IN RECITAL - soprano perfoms works by Gluck, Mozart, Haydn, Schubert, Schumann, Moussorgsky, Hoff, La Forge, Rachmaninoff.

January 14, 1917 [xerox only]
JAMES J. WALSH LECTURE - professor of psychology at Fordham University speaks on why America was discovered.

January 15 through January 20, 1917 [xerox only]
A SUCCESSFUL CALAMITY - comedy by Clare Kummer. Starring William Gillette.

January 16, 1917 (afternoon) [xerox only]
PHILADELPHIA ORCHESTRA CONCERT - conductor: Leopold Stokowski; soloist: Olga Samaroff-Stokowski, piano. Program includes works by Brahms, Franck, Tschaikowsky, and Wagner.

January 21 through January 28, 1917 [xerox only]
BIRTH OF A NATION - twice daily showing of the film by D.W. Griffiths.

January 23, 1917 (afternoon) [xerox only]
GERHARDT-ZIMBALIST RECITAL - Elena Gerhardt, soprano and Efrem Zimbalist, violin in a joint recital. Program includes works by Handel, Bach, Schubert, Couperin, Brahms, Carey, Munro, Quilter.

January 26, 1917 (afternoon) [xerox only]
GRAVEURE-HARRISON RECITAL - joint recital by Louis Graveure, baritone and Beatrice Harrison, cello.

January 29 through February 3, 1917
THE GREAT LOVER - romantic comedy by Leo Ditrichstein and Frederic and Fannie Hatton. Starring Leo Ditrichstein. Cast includes Betty Calish, Anna McNaughton, Alfred Keppeler, Frederick Macklyn, Essex Dane, Arthur Klein. Directed by Sam Forrest. Presented by Cohan and Harris.

January 30, 1917 (afternoon) [xerox only]
MISCHA ELMAN IN RECITAL - program includes works for violin by Bach, Vieuxtemps, Chausson, Scarlatti, Beethoven, and Paganini.

February 2, 1917 (afternoon) [xerox only]
GRAINGER - HEINRICH RECITAL - Percy Grainger, piano and Julia Heinrich, soprano perform works by Bach, Ravel, Chopin, Grainger, Villiers Stanford.

February 3, 1917 [xerox only]
ELIAS BREESKIN RECITAL - violinist performs works by Handel, Bach, Mendelssohn, Goldmark, Corelli, Tartini. Accompaniest: Arthur Loesser, piano.

February 5 through February 10, 1917 [xerox only]
BEN HUR - revival of the play based on book by General Lew Wallace. Starring A.H. Van Buren. Produced by Klaw and Erlanger.

February 6, 1917 (afternoon) [xerox only]
PHILADELPHIA ORCHESTRA CONCERT - conductor: Leopold Stokowski; soloist: Elenar Gerhardt, soprano. Program includes works by Schubert, Wagner, Schumann, Mendelssohn and Strauss.

February 12 through February 17, 1917 [xerox only]
ELEVEN P.M. - by Paul M. Potter. Starring Blanche Bates and Wilton Lakaye.

February 13, 1917 (afternoon) [xerox only]
BOSTON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA - conductor: Carl Muck. Program includes works by Beethoven, Smetana, Debussy, Strauss.

February 16, 1917 (afternoon) [xerox only]
BROWN-STANLEY RECITAL - Eddy Brown, violin and Helen Stanley, soprano perform works by Mendelssohn, Charpentier, Handel, Kuzdo, Sullivan, Carpenter, Brahms, Chausson, Massenet.

February 19 through February 24, 1917 [xerox only]
POM-POM - comic opera: book by Anne Caldwell; score by Hugo Felix. With Mitzi Hajos and Tom McNaughton. Staged by George Marion. Produced by Henry W. Savage. Settings by Joseph Urban.

February 20, 1917 (afternoon) [xerox only]
ETHEL LEGINSKA RECITAL - piano recital of works by Beethoven, Chopin, MacDowell, Schulz-Elver,

February 26 through March 4, 1917
MAJOR PENDENNIS - comedy by Langdon Mitchell, based on the novel by Thackery. Starring John Drew. Cast includes Helen Menken, Walter Kingsford, Edith Shayne, Alison Skipworth, Edward Phelan, Helen Beaumont. Presented by John D. Williams.

February 27, 1917 (afternoon) [xerox only]
LOUISE HOMER RECITAL - contralto, substituting for an injured Mme. Schumann-Heink, performs works by Strauss, Homer, Deis, Carpenter, Parker, Bach, Schumann, Wolf, Burleigh, Carpenter.

March 1, 1917 (afternoon) [xerox only]
DWIGHT ELMENDORF LECTURE - illustrated travel talk on Spain.

March 2, 1917 (afternoon) [xerox only]
EUGENE YSAYE RECITAL - Eugene Ysaye, violin performs works by Geminiani, Saint-Saens, Beethoven, Rachmaninoff, Chopin. Maurice Dambois accompanied on piano.

March 5 through March 10, 1917 [no program file]
HENRY VIII - drama by William Shakespeare. Starring Sir Herbert Beerbohm Tree as Cardinal Wolsey, Lyn Harding, Edith Wynne Matthison, Willette Kershaw.

March 8, 1917 (afternoon) [xerox only]
DWIGHT ELMENDORF LECTURE - illustrated travel talk on Flowers and Children of Many Lands

March 12 through March 17, 1917 [xerox only]
THE CASE OF LADY CAMBER - by Horace Annesley Vachell. Starring Mary Boland, Sidney Shields and Lyn Harding.

March 13, 1917 (afternoon) [xerox only]
BOSTON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA - conductor: Karl Muck; soloist: Elena Gerhardt, soprano. Program includes works by Mozart, Goldmark, Borodine, Wolf.

March 15, 1917 (afternoon) [xerox only]
DWIGHT ELMENDORF LECTURE - illustrated travel talk on A Journey to the Homes of the Great Musicians

March 16, 1917 (afternoon) [xerox only]
OSSIP GABRILOWITSCH RECITAL - program of piano works by Chopin.

March 19 through March 24, 1917
THE ZIEGFELD FOLLIES - revue: lyrics by George V. Hobart and Gene Buck; music by Jerome Kern, Louis Hirsch, David Stamper. Featuring Ina Claire, Anna Pennington, Allyn King, Fanny Brice, W.C. Fields and others. Staged by Ned Wayburn. Settings (18) by Joseph Urban. Company of 150.

March 20, 1917 (afternoon) [xerox only]
PHILADELPHIA ORCHESTRA CONCERT - conductor: Leopold Stokowski presenting an all-Russian program.

March 22, 1917 (afternoon) [xerox only]
DWIGHT ELMENDORF LECTURE - illustrated travel talk on The Garden of Allah.

March 26 through March 31, 1917 [xerox only]
SHIRLEY KAYE - comedy by Hulbert Footner. Starring Elsie Ferguson. Cast includes Les Baker, William Holden, Kitty Brown, Geroge Backus, Violette Kimbal Dunn, Ronald Byram, Victor Benoit.

March 27, 1917 (afternoon) [xerox only]
SAMAROFF- KNEISEL QUARTET RECITAL - joint program of Madame Samaroff, piano and the quartet performing works by Beethoven, Brahms, and Franck.

March 29, 1917 (afternoon) [xerox only]
DWIGHT ELMENDORF LECTURE - illustrated travel talk on Mexico.

March 30, 1917 (afternoon) [xerox only]
GATES-KARLE RECITAL - Lucy Gates, soprano and Theo Karle, tenor in a joint recital.
April 2 through April 7, 1917 [no program file]
TWIN BEDS - comedy by Salisbury Field and Margaret Mayo.

April 9 through April 14, 1917 [xerox only]
MISS SPRINGTIME - musical comedy: music by Emmerich Kalman; book by Guy Bolton; lyrics by P.G. Wodehouse. Starring George McFarlane, Else Alder, Charles Meakins, Georgie O'Ramey, Josie Intropodi, Jed Prouty and others. Produced by Klaw and Erlanger. A company of 80 with "scenic equipment, properties and effects" are brought direct from the Amsterdam Theatre in New York.

April 15, 1917 [xerox only]
WILLIAM A. REID LECTURE - on Bolivia, the Heart of a Continent

April 16 through April 21, 1917
HAVE A HEART - musical comedy: book and lyrics by Guy Bolton and P.G. Wodehouse; music by Jerome Kern. Cast includes Katherine Galloway, Billy B. Van, Louise Dresser.

April 19, 1917 (afternoon) [xerox only]
HAROLD BAUER and OSSIP GABRILOWITSCH RECITAL - two piano recital of works by Schumann, Mozart, and others.

April 23 through April 28, 1917 [xerox only]
THE LITTLE MISSUS - book and lyrics by A.E. Thomas; music by Paul Eisler. Starring Christie MacDonald.

April 29, 1917 [xerox only]
BURR MC INTOSH LECTURE - patriotic lecture in support of America's entry into the war and attacking those who oppose the war resolution (including William Jennings Bryan)

April 30 through May 4, 1917 [xerox only]
THE YELLOW JACKET - Chinese play by George C. Hazelton and Benrimo; music by William Furst.

May 6 through May 19, 1917
INTOLERANCE - D. W. Griffith film shown twice daily. Starring Lillian Gish.

May 11, 1917 (afternoon) [xerox only]
MME. GALLI-CURCI RECITAL - coloratura soprano, accompanied by Homer Samuels.

May 21 through June 30, 1917 [xerox only]
ABORN COMIC OPERA COMPANY - productions include Robin Hood, The Chocolate Soldier, Naughty Marietta, The Spring Maid, The Princess Pat, The Firefly, What Is Love.

President and Mrs. Wilson attend the May 25th performance.

June 10, 1917 [xerox only]
NATIONAL UNIVERSITY LAW SCHOOL GRADUATION - law degrees conferred on 71 graduates. Speaker for the event: Senator Joseph T. Robinson of Arkansas.

July 2 through July 14, 1917 [xerox only]
WHAT IS LOVE - musical play with words and music by Joseph Howard, who also stars in the production. Cast includes Elinor McClune, George Fox, Florence Ashley, Edward Wade, Billy Lynn.

President and Mrs. Wilson attend the July 6th performance.

August 27 through September 1, 1917 [xerox only]
THE COUNTRY COUSIN - comedy by Booth Tarkington and Julian Street. Starring Alexandra Carlisle. Cast includes Julia Stuart, Marion Coakley, Donald Gallaher, Eugene O'Brien, Arthur Forrest, Louise Prussing, Eleanor Gordon, Donald Foster, Grace Elliston, Charles Mackay, Goerge Wright, Jr., and Albert Tavernier. Staged by Robert Milton.

President and Mrs. Wilson attend the August 28th performance.

September 3 through September 8, 1917
RAMBLER ROSE - musical comedy: music by Victor Jacobie; book by Harry B. Smith. Starring Julia Sanderson and Joseph Cawthorn. Cast includes Thomas Conkey, George E. Mack, George Egan, Walter Smith, W.H. Bentley, Ada Meade, Kate Sergeantson. Produced by Charles Frohman.

President and Mrs. Wilson attend the Septermber 4th performance.

September 10 through September 15, 1917
HAMILTON - drama by Mary P. Hamlin and George Arliss. Starring George Arliss, Hardee Kirkland, Carl Anthony, Wilson Day. Directed by Dudley Digges. Produced by Klaw and Erlanger and George C. Tyler.

September 16, 1917 [xerox only]
DAMAGED GOODS - educational film on venereal disease. Secretary of the Navy Daniels and Surgeon General William C. Gorgas speak at both the afternoon and evening showings.

September 17 through September 22, 1917 [xerox only]
THE RESCUING ANGEL - comedy by Clare Kummer. Starring Miss Billie Burke. Cast includes Marie Wainwright, Robert McWade, Frederick Perry.

President and Mrs. Wilson attend the September 19th performance.

September 24 through September 29, 1917 [xerox only]
THE GARDEN OF ALLAH - dramatization of the novel by Robert Hichens and Mary Anderson Navarro. Starring Sarah Truax and William Jeffrey.

October 1 through October 6, 1917 [xerox only]
MISS SPRINGTIME - musical comedy: story by Guy Bolton; lyrics by P.G. Wodehouse; score by Emmerich Kalman. Cast includes Elsie Alder, John E. Hazzard, George MacFarlane, John E. Young, Frances Cameron and Charles Meakins. Presented by Klaw and Erlanger.

October 8 through October 13, 1917
THE WILLOW TREE - by Benrimo and Harrison Rhodes. Cast includes Fay Bainter, Harold de Becker, Graham Velsey, Malcomn Fassett, Berthold Crawford, George W. Wilson, S. Satakenaka, Darrel Vinton, Coralinn Waide. Presented by Cohan and Harris.

October 15 through October 20, 1917 [xerox only]
UNDER PRESSURE - comedy by Sidney Rosenfeld. Starring Fred Niblo, Violet Heming and Hilda Spong. Staged by Edgar McGregor. Presented by Klaw and Erlanger. [Note: the play opened in New York under the name The Love Drive]

President and Mrs. Wilson attend the October 15th performance.

October 22 through October 27, 1917 [xerox only]
ON WITH THE DANCE - musical by Michael Morton. Cast includes John Mason, Eileen Huban, William Morris, Julia Dean, Edward Abeles, and Corinne Barker. Presented by A.H. Woods.

October 26, 1917 (afternoon) [xerox only]
MUZIO-MIDDLETON RECITAL - Claudia Muzio, soprano and Arthur Middleton bass-baritone, both from the Metropolitan Opera in New York perform English, American and French songs.

October 29 through November 3, 1917
A KISS FOR CINDERELLA - a fancy by J.M. Barrie. Starring Maude Adams. Cast includes Morton Selten, William Boyd, David Torrence, Wallace Jackson, Ada Boshell, Robert Peyton Carter, Angela Ogden, Simone Cochet, Helen Ward. Directed by William Burton. Presented by Charles Frohman.

President and Mrs. Wilson attend the October 29th performance.

November 4, 1917 [xerox only]
BURTON HOLMES LECTURE - illustrated travel talk on New Zealand.

November 5 through November 8, 1917 [xerox only]
CHEATING CHEATERS - drama by Max Marcin. Cast includes Edward Ellis, Frank Monroe, James Marlowe, Edouard Durand, Martin Alsop, Anna Sutherland, Cathleen Nesbitt, Winifred Harris, Gypsy O'Brien, Arthur Barry, J.M. Holicky, Fletcher Harvey and John Sharkey. Presented by A.H. Woods.

November 6, 1917 (afternoon) [xerox only]
BOSTON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA CONCERT - conductor: Karl Muck. Program includes works by Tschaikowsky, Beethoven, Wagner, Enesco.

November 9, 1917 (afternoon) [xerox only]
POWELL-KARLE RECITAL - Maud Powell, violin and Theo Karle, tenor give a joint recital. Program includes works by Tartini, Brahms, Martini, Mozart, Dvorak, Meyerbeer, Mascagni.

November 11, 1917 [xerox only]
BURTON HOLMES LECTURE - illustrated travel talk on New Zealand and Australia.

November 12 through November 17, 1917 [xerox only]
LILAC TIME - by Jane Cowl and Jane Murfin. Starring Jane Cowl. Cast includes Henry Crocker, Charles Hampden, Orme Caldara, Emile Detramont, Cecil Owen, T.J. McCrane, Michelle Burant. Presented by Selwyn and Co.

November 13, 1917 (afternoon) [xerox only]
PHILADELPHIA ORCHESTRA CONCERT - conductor: Leopold Stokowski; soloist: Osip Gabrilowitsch, piano. Program includes works by Rachmaninoff, Kalinnikow, Borodin.

November 18, 1917 [xerox only]
BURTON HOLMES LECTURE - illustrated travel talk on The South Sea Islands.

November 19 through November 24, 1917
ZIEGFELD FOLLIES - book and lyrics by Gene Buck and George V. Hobart; music by Raymond Hubbell and Dave Stamper; patriotic finale by Victor Herbert. Cast includes Will Rogers, Eddie Cantor, W. C. Fields, Florence Kern, Allyn King, Jean Barnett, Gus Minton, Don Barclay, Helen Barnes, Clay Hill, Russell Vokes, Lester Ostrander, Fannie Brice, Marion and Madeline Fairbanks. Staged by Ned Wayburn. Produced by Florenz Ziegfeld.

President and Mrs. Wilson attend the November 19th performance, at which the President passed around a hat to raise funds for the Y.M.C.A. war relief fund. Similar collections were made at 20 Washington theaters and moving picture houses.

November 20, 1917 (afternoon) [xerox only]
FRITZ KREISLER RECITAL - violinist performs works by Tartini, Beethoven, Bach, Haydn, Schubert, Smetana.

November 23, 1917 (afternoon) [xerox only]
RUSSIAN SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA CONCERT - conductor: Modest Altschuler; soloist: Bernard Altshculer, cello. Program includes works by Tschaikowsky, Rachmaninoff, Popper, Mozart, Powell, Glazonov, and a selection of patriotic songs from various countries.

President and Mrs. Wilson attend the performance.

November 25, 1917 [xerox only]
BURTON HOLMES LECTURE - illustrated travel talk on Japan in 1917

November 26 through December 2, 1917 [xerox only]
THREE ONE-ACT PLAYS BY J.M. BARRIE - program includes: The New Word, Barbara's Wedding, and The Old Lady Shows Her Medals. Cast includes beryl Mercer, Frances Carson, Lucia Moore, Mary Lena Wilson, Mrs. Wallace Erskine, Clinton Alderson, H.A. Herbert, Hugh Dillman, Phillip Tonge, Frank Grant Mills, Percy Waram, John Campbell, and Edward Bradley.

November 27, 1917 (afternoon) [xerox only]
MME. SCHUMANN-HEINK RECITAL - contralto presents a program of songs by Handel, Bach, Meyerbeer, Ronald, MacFayden, Salter, Delibes, Davidoff, Glazounoff, Speaks. Piano accompaniest: Edith Evans.

December 2, 1917 [xerox only]
BURTON HOLMES LECTURE - illustrated travel talk on Alaska Today.

December 3 through December 8, 1917 [xerox only]
GOING UP - musical comedy: book and lyrics by Otto Hauerbuch and James Montgomery; music by Louis A. Hirsch. Starring Frank Craven. Cast includes Edith Day, Edward Begley, Marion Sunshine, A. Stuart Hull, Grace Peters, Frank Otto, Donald Meek, Ruth Donnelly, Joseph Lertora and John Park. Presented by Cohan and Harris.

President and Mrs. Wilson attend the December 3rd performance.

December 4, 1917 (afternoon) [xerox only]
BOSTON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA CONCERT - conductor: Karl Muck.

CONCERT WAS CANCELLED by order of the Department of Justice. The orchestra was prohibited from performing because its players include 23 enemy aliens, and its conductor is a German citizen.

December 7, 1917 (afternoon) [xerox only]
LEGINSKA RECITAL - Ethel Leginska, piano performs works by Scarlatti, Chopin, Liszt, Rubinstein, Balakirew, and Liadow.

December 9, 1917 [xerox only]
BURTON HOLMES LECTURE - illustrated travel talk on Circling the Pacific.

December 10 through December 15, 1917 [xerox only]
ONCE UPON A TIME - comedy by Rachel Crothers. Starring Chauncey Olcott. Presented by Cohan and Harris.

December 11, 1917 (afternoon) [xerox only]
PHILADELPHIA ORCHESTRA CONCERT - conductor: Leopold Stokowski; soloist: Jacques Thibaud, violin. Program includes works by Lully, Lalo, Beethoven.

December 13, 1917 (afternoon) [xerox only]
FRANCES ALDA/ WYNNE PYLE JOINT RECITAL - lyric soprano from the Metropolitan Opera and the American pianist present a program of works by Beethoven, Chopin, Liszt, Philidor, Arne, Debussy, Rachmaninow, Elman, La Forge.

December 14, 1917 (afternoon) [xerox only]
MADAME MELBA IN RECITAL - Australian soprano presents a program of works by Arditi, Chausson, Bemberg, Scott, Rimsky-Korsakoff, Grieg. Assisting on the piano: Winifred Christie, Scottish pianist.

December 17 through December 22, 1917 [xerox only]
THE LADY OF THE CAMILLIAS - based on the work of Alexandre Dumas. Starring Ethel Barrymore as Camille. Cast includes Arthur Lewis, Rose Coghlan, Mary Hampton, Leonard Mudie.

December 24, 1917 [xerox only]
FAIR AND WARMER - comedy by Avery Hopwood. Cast includes John Arthur, Edna Hibbard, Maud Andrew, Florence Ryerson. Presented by Selwyn and Company.

December 31, 1917 through January 5, 1918 [xerox only]
MISTER ANTONIO - comedy by Booth Tarkington. Starring Otis Skinner. Cast includes Eleanor Woodruff, Frances Landy, Walter F. Scott, Joseph Brennan, Robert Harrison.

1918 [complete]
January 7 through January 12, 1918
THE RIVIERA GIRL - musical comedy: music by Emmerich Kalman; book and lyrics by Guy Bolton and P.J. Wodehouse. Cast includes Juliette Day, J. Clarence Harvey, Arthur Burckley, Florence Delmar, Eugene Lockhart, Frank Farrington, Sam Hardy, Louis Casavant, Viola Cain. Presented by Klaw and Erlanger.

January 11, 1918 (afternoon) [xerox only
MME JULIA CLAUSSEN RECITAL - mezzo soprano accompanied by Sidney Arno Dietch at the piano.

January 14 through January 19, 1918 [xerox only]
TOOT TOOT - musical comedy: book by Allan Wolf; lyrics by Berton Braley; music by Jerome Kern. Produced by Henry W. Savage.

January 18, 1918 (afternoon) [xerox only]
MME. LOUISE HOMER RECITAL - American contralto accompanied by Miss Florence McMillan, piano.

January 21 through January 26, 1918 [xerox only]
HITCHY-KOO - review starring and produced by Raymond Hitchcock and Leon Errol with Irene Bordoni, Josephine Whittel, Sylvia Jason, Teddy Hudson, and Ignacio Martinetti

January 25, 1918 (afternoon) [xerox only]
LUCY GATES AND ARTHUR HACKETT RECITAL -- coloratura soprano and tenor.

January 29 through February 2, 1918 [xerox only]
LIGHTNIN' - comedy by Winchell Smith and Frank Bacon. Cast includes Frank Bacon, Jason Robards, and Beatrice Nichols.

January 29, 1918 (afternoon) [xerox only]
JOSEF HOFMANN RECITAL - pianist

February 4 through February 9, 1918 [xerox only]
POLLYANA - "a play of good cheer" by Catherince Chisholm Cushing from the book by Eleanor H. Porter. Cast includes Patricia Collings, Joseph Jefferson, Oswald Yorke and Beatrice Morgan.

February 4, 1918 (afternoon) [xerox only]
JOSEPH HOFMANN RECITAL - pianist

February 7, 1918 (afternoon) [xerox only]
PHILADELPHIA ORCHESTRA - conductor: Leopold Stokowski; featured soloist: Hans Kindler, first cellist of the orchestra.

February 8, 1918 (afternoon) [xerox only]
LOUIS GRAVURE AND ELEANOR POINTER RECITAL - Belgian barytone and soprano

February 10, 1918 (afternoon) [xerox only]
MME. MARIE RAPPOLD and IRMA SEYDEL RECITAL - soprano and violinist

February 12 through February 16, 1918 [xerox only]
THE COUNTRY COUSINS - comedy by Booth Tarkington and Julian Street. Starring Alexandria Carlisle. Note Tuesday night opening due to fuel order to conserve energy.

February 14, 1918 (afternoon) [xerox only]
ELIAS BREESKIN AND FLORENCE MACBETH RECITAL -- violin and soprano

February 15, 1918 (afternoon) [xerox only]
EDDY BROWN RECITAL - violin.

February 17 through February 20, 1918 [xerox only]
THE RAINBOW GIRL -- musical comedy by Rennold Wolf and music by Louis A. Hirsch. Starring Beth Lydy and Billy B. Van. Produced by Klaw and Erlanger.

February 21, 1918 (afternoon) [xerox only]
FRIEDA HEMPEL RECITAL - soprano of the Metropolitan Opera

February 24 through March 1, 1918 [xerox only]
THE LAND OF JOY -- Spanish-American review presented by Klaw and Erlanger. Featuring Senor Jesus Navarro, Mr. Tnunne, Senora Maria Marco, Senor Villa, and Luisita Puchol

February 28, 1918 (afternoon) [xerox only]
ALMA GLUCK RECITAL - soprano

March 1, 1918 (afternoon) [xerox only]
MME. MARGARET MATZENAUER RECITAL - contralto of the Metropolitan Opera Company. President and Mrs. Wilson attended the concert.

March 3 through March 8, 1918 [xerox only]
FRIENDLY ENEMIES - musical melodrama by Samuel Shipman and Aaron Hoffman. Featuring Sam Bernard and Louis Mann Mme Cottrelle.

March 7, 1918 (afternoon) [xerox only]
PHILADELPHIA ORCHESTRA CONCERT - conductor: Leopold Stokowski; soloist: harpist Carols Salzedo.

March 8, 1918 (afternoon) [xerox only]
JASCHA HEIFETZ RECITAL - Russian violinist

March 10 through March 15, 1918 [xerox only]
MISS SPRINGTIME - musical comedy by Guy Bolton and P.G Wodhouse; musici by Emmerich Kalman. Cast includes George MacFarlane, Else Alder, John E Hazzard, John E. Young, Charles Meakins, and Frances Cameron.

March 17 through March 22, 1918
BLIND YOUTH - by Willard Mack and Lou Tellegen. Starring Lou Tellegen, P. Paul Porcasi, Mark Smith, Hazel Turney, Marie Chambers, Howard Lange, Edith King, Jennie A. Eustace, William Courtleigh Jr, Helen Stanton. Directed by Charles Emerson Cook.

March 19, 1918 (afternoon) [xerox only]
MISCHA ELMAN RECITAL - violinist accompanied by Philip Gordon at the piano.

March 21, 1918 (afternoon) [xerox only]
PHILADELPHIA ORCHESTRA CONCERT - conductor: Leopold Stokowski; soloist: contralto Mme. Margarete Matzenauer

March 24 through March 29, 1918 [xerox only]
TWIN BEDS - comedy by Salisbury Field and Margaret Mayo. Starring Lois Bolton.

March 31 through April 6, 1918 [xerox only]
GENERAL POST - comedy by J. E. Harold Terry. Starring William Courtenay and Thomas A. Wise Daquins. Directed by Charles Dillingham.

April 7 through April 13, 1918 [xerox only]
LAUGHTER OF FOOLS - Featuring William Sampson, Max Leads, Percy Marmont, Peggy O'Neill, and Beryl Mercer. Presented by David Belasco and Charles Frohman.

April 14 through April 20, 1918
COME OUT OF THE KITCHEN - comedy by A.E. Thomas. Starring Ruth Chatterton. Cast includes Bruce McRae, Barbara Milton, Alice Baxter, Frances Goodrich Mrs. Charles G. Craig, Henry Miller, Jr., William H. Sams Fleming Ward, John Crosby and Walter Connolly. Presented by Henry Miller.

April 18, 1918 (afternoon) [xerox only]
LIEUT. PAT O'BRIEN LECTURE - remarks entitled "My Escape From a German Prison Camp".

April 21 through April 26, 1918 [xerox only]
CHIN CHIN - musical fantasy: book by Anne Caldwell and R.H. Burnside; lyrics by Anne Caldwell and James O'Dea; music by Ivan Caryll. Starring Doyle and Dixon. Presented by Charles Dillingham.

April 28, 1918 (afternoon) [xerox only]
PROF. VITTORIO FALORSI LECTURE - illustrated lecture on the war conditions and desperate defense being conducted on the Italian front. Sponsored by the Holy Cross Alumnae for the benefit of the Italian refugees.

April 29 through May 4, 1918 [xerox only]
RAMBLER ROSE - musical: book by Harry B. Smith, score by Victor Jacobi. Starring Julia Sanderson and Joseph Cawthorn. Cast includes Ada Meade, John Goldsworthy, Stewart Baird and Jean Newcombs. During the intermission of the last performance, a total of $241,000 in war bonds was raised by the audience and cast.

May 3, 1918 (afternoon) [xerox only]
MME. AMELIA GALLI-CURCI RECITAL - soprano assisted by flutist Manuel Berenguer and pianist Homer Samuels .

May 5 through May 11, 1918
THREE WISE MEN - by Austin Strong. Cast includes Lester Lonergan, Claude Gillingwater, Albert Bruning, Helen Menken, Mina Gleason, Robert Ames, Sam E. Hines, E.J. Blunkall, Harry H. Forsman, George Wright, Jr., George Spelvin. Staged by Fred G. Latham. Produced by Winchell Smith and John L. Golden.

During the intermission at the May 8 performance, Pershing's "50" marched on stage and were honored by the audience and President and Mrs. Wilson.

May 12 through May 18, 1918 [xerox only]
THE GEORGE M. COHAN REVUE - by George M. Cohan; some songs by Irving Berlin, others by George M. Cohan. Starring Nora Bayes, Charles Dow Clark, Al Stedman, Irving Fisher, Lila Rhodes, Lou Lockett, Lucille Romain, Hans Wilson. Staged by George M. Cohan.

May 13, 1918
OUT THERE - by J. Hartley Manners. Starring Laurette Taylor. George M. Cohan, James K. Hackett, O.P. Heggie, Chauncey Olcott and George MacFarland appeared in insignificant rolls for the benefit performance for the Red Cross which raised $18,176.

May 19, 1918 [xerox only]
Dr. LEONARD S. SUGDEN - two showings of "natural" motion picture of northern Alaska.

May 20 through May 26, 1918 [xerox only]
TURN TO THE RIGHT - by John E. Hazard and Winchell Smith. Starring Ruth Chester. This show marks the return to Monday night openings and 7 nights of performances.

May 23, 1918 (afternoon) [xerox only]
LT. PAT O'BRIEN LECTURE - member of the royal flying corps lectured on his capture, internment in and escape from a German prisoner of war camp. Proceeds benefit the British war relief fund.

May 27 through June 2, 1918 [xerox only]
PENROD - by Edward E. Rose, based on Booth Tarkington's stories. Featuring Andrew Lawler, Helen Hayes Brown, Thomas Ford and John Davidson.

June 3 through June 9, 1918 [xerox only]
COME OUT OF THE KITCHEN -- comedy by A.E Thomas. Starring Ruth Chatterton with Shelley Hull.

June 4, 1918 (afternoon) [xerox only]
GIANNINI CONCERT COMPANY - featuring Eufemia Giannini (lyric soprano). Concert benefit for the suffering Children of Italian refugees.

June 10 through June 16, 1918 [xerox only]
SICK-A-BED - comedy by Ethel Watts Mumford. Cast includes Mary Boland, Edwin Nicander, Dallas Welford, Charles E. Evans and Mary Newcombe.

June 17 through June 23, 1918
PACK UP YOUR TROUBLES - war comedy by George C. Hazelton. Starring Arthur Guy Empey and Rose Stahl. Cast includes Florence E. Martin, Harold Vosburgh, Frazier Coulter, Minette Barrett, Emily Fitzroy, Roy LaRue. Presented by Wagenhals & Kemper.

June 24 through June 30, 1918 [xerox only]
THE UNKNOWN PURPLE - melodrama by Roland West and Carlyle Moore. Starring Richard Bennett, Helen MacKellar. Cast includes Earl Browne, Gerda Holmes, Cecil Owen Montague Weston, Mareietta Craig, J. Herbert Frank.

July 1 through July 6, 1918
HEARTS OF THE WORLD - silent film: scenario by M. Gaston de Tolignac; translated by Capt. Victor Marler. Starring Lillian Gish and Robert Harron. Cast includes Dorothy Gish, Ben Alexander, Mary Harron. Directed by D.W. Griffith.

July 15 through July 21, 1918
OUR NAVY - "Primza Color Feature" portraying every phase of the task of building, manning and operating the US Navy.

August 5 through August 10, 1918 [xerox only]
THREE FACES EAST - by Anthony Paul Kelly. Cast includes Otto Niemeyer, Fred J. Fairbanks, Violet Heming, Joseph Selman, Farnk Westerton, Charles Harbury, Grace Ade, Marion Grey, Cora Witherspoon, Harry Lambart, Frank Sheridan, David L. Leonard. Staged by Sam Forrest. Presented by Cohan and Harris.

August 12 through August 17, 1918 [xerox only]
AMONG THOSE PRESENT - comedy by George S. Kaufman, produced by George C. Tyler and starring Cyril Keightley, A. E Anson, William B. Mack, Julia Hay, Hassard Short and Lynn Fontanne

August 19 through August 24, 1918 [xerox only]
FURS AND FRILLS - musical farce: book and lyrics by Edward Clark; music by Silvio Hein and Claude E. MacArthur.

August 26 through August 31, 1918
FIDDLERS THREE - operetta: book and lyrics by William Carey Duncan; music by Alexander Johnstone. Starring Tavie Belge. Cast includes Louise Groody, Henry Leone, Echlin Gayer, Hal Skelly, Betty Dofsworth, Thomas Conkey, Joseph Miller, Antonio Salerno, Gilbert Clayton. Staged by Clifford Brooke. Presented by John Cort.

September 2 through September 7, 1918 [xerox only]
A MARRIAGE OF CONVENIENCE - comedy by Alexandre Dumas. Starring Henry Miller and Ruth Chatterton with Lowell Sherman

September 9 through September 14, 1918
HUMPTY-DUMPTY - comedy by Horace Annesley Vachell. Starring Otis Skinner. Cast includes Fleming Ward, Morton Selton, Robert Harrison, Ernest Elton, Maud Milton, Ruth Rose, Beryl Mercer, Elizabeth Risdon, Clara Tracy, William Eville, John Rogers. Directed by Iden Payne. Presented by Charles Frohman.

September 16 through September 21, 1918
GLORIANNA - book and lyrics by Catherine Chisholm Cushing; music by Rudolf Friml. Starring Eleanor Painter, Dorothy South, Josephine Whittell, Curtis Karpe, Ursala Ellsworth, Helen Marqua, Joseph Lertora, Ralph Whitehead, Alexander Clark, James Dunn, Margaret St.Clair, Polly Bowman, Jessica Brown.

September 23 through September 28, 1918
THE RIVIERA GIRL - musical comedy. Cast includes Grace Walsh, J. Clarence Harvey, Sylvia de Frankie, Henry Mowbray, W. Romaine, Barney Norton, Nelson Riley, Clara Henry, Roy Cutter and Edwin Taylor. Presented by Klaw and Erlanger.

September 30 through October 5, 1918 [xerox only]
FLO-FLO - musical: book by Fred de Gresac; music by Silvio Hein; lyrics by E. Paulton and Fred de Gresac. Presented by John Cort.

October 7 through October 12, 1918 [xerox only]
THE CANARY -- musical comedy music: by Ivan Caryll. Starring Julia Sanderson and Joseph Cawthorn with Sam Hardy and Doyle and Dixon.

The New National Theater along with most other theaters in Washington were closed for several weeks in order to combat the Spanish influenza.

November 1, 1918 ( (afternoon) [xerox only]
PABLO CASALS RECITAL - cello recital

November 3 (evening) and November 4 (afternoon), 1918 [xerox only]
BURTON HOLMES TRAVELOGUE - illustrated talk on With the Yanks in England.

November 4 through November 9, 1918 [xerox only]
THE LITTLE TEACHER - comedy by Harry James Smith. Starring Mary Ryan.

November 5, 1918 (afternoon) [xerox only]
BOSTON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA CONCERT -- conductor: Henri Rabaud soloist: Florence Easton, soprano.

November 11 through November 15, 1918
SHE TOOK A CHANCE - musical comedy: book and lyrics by Henry Blossom; music by Uda Waldrop. Cast includes Dallas Welfor, Wanda Lyon, Una Fleming, May Vokes, Eleanor Gordon, Mary Milburn, Benn Linn, Alfred Gerrard, Ray Raymond, Daniel J. Sullivan, Eddie Dowling, William Dietrich, Lloyd Balliet, William Gaffney, Fay Marbe and Eda Von Buelow. Directed by Edgar MacGregor. Presented by Klaw and Erlanger.

November 12, 1918 (afternoon) [xerox only]
PHILADELPHIA ORCHESTRA - conductor: Leopold Stokowski; soloist:Toscha Seidel, violin.

November 15, 1918 (afternoon) [xerox only]
MARGARETE MATZENAUER RECITAL - contralto and assisted by Frank La Forge at the piano.

November 18 through November 23, 1918
ZIEGFELD FOLLIES - lines and lyrics by Rennold Wolf and Gene Buck; music by Louis A. Hirsch and Dave Stamper; interpolations by Irving Berlin and Victor Jacobi. Company includes W.C. Fields, Eddie Cantor, Will Roders, Gladys Colby, Frank Carter, Mildred Richardson, Ann Pennington, John Blue, Gus Minton, Hazel Washburn, Allyn King, Marilynn Miller. Staged by Ned Wayburn

November 24 (evening) and November 25 (afternoon), 1918 [xerox only]
BURTON HOLMES TRAVELOGUE - illustrated talk on With the Yanks in Paris.

November 25 through November 30, 1918 [xerox only]
BACK TO EARTH - comedy by William Le Baron. Cast includes Charles Cherry, Wallace Eddinger, Ruth Shepley, Mina Gombel. Presented by Charles Dillingham

November 26, 1918 (afternoon) [xerox only]
SYMPHONY SOCIETY OF NEW YORK CONCERT - conductor: Walter Damrosch

December 2 through December 7, 1918
TILLIE - comedy by Helen R. Martin and Frank Howe Jr. Starring Patricia Collinge. Cast includes Maude Granger, Mildred Booth, Adolf Link, Alfred Kappeler, robert Hudson, John W. Ransone, Petre Folkman, Dresser Valentine, Abbott Roland. Presented by Klaw and Erlanger.

December 3, 1918 (afternoon) [xerox only]
BOSTON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA CONCERT - conductor: Henri Rabaud

December 8, 1918 (afternoon) [xerox only]
NATIONAL AMERICAN WOMAN SUFFRAGE ASSOCIATION - meeting of women war workers to discuss reconstruction problems.

December 8 (evening) and December 9 (afternoon), 1918 [xerox only]
BURTON HOLMES TRAVELOGUE - illustrated talk on With the Yanks in France

December 9 through December 14, 1918
THE HONOR OF THE FAMILY - comedy by Emile Fabre, adapted by Paul M. Potter, after a Balzac story. Starring Otis Skinner. Presented by Charles Frohman.

December 10, 1918 (afternoon) [xerox only]
PHILADELPHIA ORCHESTRA CONCERT - conductor: Leopold Stokowski; soloist: Mme. Povla Frijsh, soprano.

December 16 through December 21, 1918 [xerox only]
DEAR BRUTUS - comedy by J.M. Barrie. Starring William Gillette.

December 15 (evening) and December 16 (afternoon), 1918 [xerox only]
BURTON HOLMES TRAVELOGUE - illustrated talk on With the Yanks at the Front

December 17, 1918 (afternoon) [xerox only]
SYMPHONY SOCIETY OF NEW YORK CONCERT - conductor: Walter Damrosch; soloist: Josef Hofmann, violin.

December 21 through December 26, 1918 (xerox only)
HEAD OVER HEELS - a new musical play by Henry W. Sayage and composed by Jerome Kern. Original book and lyrics by Edgar Allan Woolf developed from the story "Shadows" by Nalbro Bartely Starring Mitzi with Charles Judeis, Robert Emmett Kenna, Dorothy Mackaye, and Margaret Linden

December 22 (evening) and December 23 (afternoon), 1918 [xerox only]
BURTON HOLMES TRAVELOGUE - illustrated talk on With the Yanks in Italy

December 30, 1918 through January 4, 1919 [xerox only]
A TAILOR-MADE MAN - comedy by Harry James Smith. Starring Grant Mitchell and the original New York cast. Presented by Cohan and Harris.


1919 [complete]
January 6 through January 11, 1919 [xerox only]
THE ROYAL VAGABOND - musical: music by Anselm Goetzl; book and lyrics by Stephen Ivor Szinnyey and William Cary Duncan. Starring Coralinn Waide. Cast includes Helen Pierre, A. Lambert, Tessa Kosta, John Goldsworthy, Howard Ash, Winifred Harris, Douglas Stevenson, Robinson Newbold, Frances Demarest, Goerge Leonard, Louis Simon. Staged by Julian Mitchell and Sam Forrest. Presented by Cohan and Harris.

January 7, 1919 (afternoon) [xerox only]
BOSTON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA CONCERT - conductor: Henri Rabaud; soloist: Frederic Fradkin, violin.

January 10, 1919 (afternoon) [xerox only]
MAX ROSEN RECITAL - violin recital including works by Elgar, Paganini; Dvorak.

January 12 through January 18, 1919 [xerox only]
THE MARQUIS DE PRIOLA - by Henri Lavedan. Cast includes Leo Ditrichstein, Brandon Tynan, Orlando Daly, Walter Howe, Adrian H. Rosely, Harold Seton, Gustav Bewhan, Gane Grey, Lily Cahill, Katerine Emmett and Josephine Hamner. Staged by Gustav Von Seyffertitz.

January 14, 1919 (afternoon) [xerox only]
PHILADELPHIA ORCHESTRA CONCERT - conductor: Leopold Stokowski; soloist: Thaddeus Rich, violin.

January 19 through January 25, 1919 [xerox only]
MISS SPRINGTIME - musical comedy: book by Guy Bolton; music by Emmerich Kalman. Produced by Klaw and Erlanger.

January 21, 1919 (afternoon) [xerox only]
RACHMANINOFF RECITAL - first appearance in Washington of the composer and pianist.

January 23, 1919 (afternoon) [xerox only]
TOSCHA SEIDEL RECITAL - violin recital including works by Elgar,

January 24, 1919 (afternoon) [xerox only]
TEYTE-SORRENTINO RECITAL- Maggie Teyte, soprano and Umberto Sorrentino, tenor in a joint recital.

January 27 through February 1, 1919
GOING UP - musical farce founded on James Montgomery's "The Aviator:" book and lyrics by Otto Hauerbach; music by Louis A. Hirsch. Cast includes: Beatrice Burrows, Jerome Daley, William Friend, Adelaide Hastings, Helen Groody, Janet Velie, David Quizano, Billy Cotton, Raymond Crane, Roy Purveance, Harry T. Hanlin, Frank Talbot, Ed. Geer. Presented by Cohan and Harris.

January 28, 1919 (afternoon) [xerox only]
COL. W. A BISHOP LECTURE - member of the British flying corps presents an illustrated lecture on Air Fighting in Flanders Fields.`

February 3 through February 8, 1919
THE GIRL BEHIND THE GUN - musical comedy: book and lyrics by Guy Bolton and P.G. Wodehouse; music by Ivan Caryll. Starring Donald Brian, John E. Hazzard, Ada Meade, Frank Doane, Wilda Bennett, J. Lowe Murphy, John E. Young and Virginia O'Brien. Presented by Klaw and Erlanger.

February 3 1919 (afternoon) [xerox only]
BOSTON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA CONCERT - conductor: Henri Rabaud; soloist: Sergei Rachmaninoff, piano.

February 4, 1919 (afternoon) [xerox only]
PHILADELPHIA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA CONCERT - conductor: Leopold Stokowski. Program includes works by Mozart, Debussy, Wagner, Dvorsky.

February 6, 1919 (afternoon) [xerox only]
ALMA GLUCK RECITAL - soprano presents songs of Handel; Rachmaninoff; Rimsky-Korsakoff; Dichmont; Laforge. Accompaniest: Mr. Stephano on the piano.

February 10 through February 15, 1919
THE SAVING GRACE -- comedy by G. Haddon Chambers. Starring Cyril Maude. Cast includes Stanley Harrison, Edward Douglas, Laura Hope Crews, Betty Murray, Charlotte Granville and Annie Hughes. Presented by Charles Frohman.

February 13, 1919 (afternoon) [xerox only]
JASCHA HEIFETZ RECITAL - violin recital.

February 14. 1919 (afternoon) [xerox only]
LEGINSKA RECITAL - piano recital.

February 17 through February 22, 1919 [xerox only]
REMNANT - by Dario Niccodemi, with English rendering by Michael Morton. Starring Florence Nash, with Orrin Johnson.

February 20, 1919 (afternoon) [xerox only]
MARTINELLI RECITAL

February 21, 1919 (afternoon) [xerox only]
ACTORS' FUND BENEFIT PERFORMANCE - program of music, dance, and dramatic scenes presented by performers from companies appearing in Washington and Baltimore. Proceeds go to the Actors' Fund for the benefit of members of the theatrical profession and their families in need of assistance.

February 24 through March 1, 1919 [xerox only]
THE OFF CHANCE - comedy by R.C. Carton. Starring Ethel Barrymore. Cast includes Harry Plimmer, Albert Grant, Eva Le Gallienne, Cecelia Radcliffe. Produced by Charles Frohman.

February 28, 1919 (afternoon) [xerox only]
ARTHUR MIDDLETON RECITAL - baritone presents a program of songs.

March 3 through March 8, 1919
THE RAINBOW GIRL - musical comedy: book and lyrics by Rennold Wolf, founded on a comedy by Jerome K. Jerome; music by Louis A. Hirsch. Cast includes Beth Lydy; Billy B. Van, Sydney Greenstreet; Laura Hamilton; Robert G. Pitkin, Polly Bowman, Ethel Belmar, Dorothy St. Clair, Frederick Soloman. Presented by Klaw and Erlanger.

March 4, 1919 (afternoon) [xerox only]
PHILADELPHIA ORCHESTRA CONCERT - conductor: Leopold Stokowski; soloist: Olga Samaroff, piano.

March 6, 1919 (afternoon) [xerox only]
LOUISE HOMER RECITAL - song recital by the Metropolitan Opera contralto.

March 10 through March 15, 1919 [xerox only]
HITCHY KOO, 1918 - revue: book and lyrics by Harry Grattan, Glen MacDonough and E. Ray Goetz; music by E. Ray Goetz.

March 11, 1919 (afternoon) [xerox only]
MABEL GARRISON RECITAL - program of songs by Metropolitan Opera soprano.

March 13, 1919 (afternoon) [xerox only]
RACHMANINOFF RECITAL - piano recital.

March 17 through March 22, 1919 [xerox only]
THE MERRIE MONTH OF MAY - comedy by George Scarborough. Starring Ruth Chatterton. Cast includes James Rennie, Lucile Watson, Sydney Booth, Charles Trowbridge, Lizzie Hudson Collier, Lawrence Eddinger and Flora Sheffield. Presented by Henry Miller.

On March 21st, the company gave a special matinee performance for 1500 wounded soldiers from Walter Reed Hospital and the Marine Hospital at Quantico.

March 18, 1919 (afternoon) [xerox only]
BOSTON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA CONCERT - conductor: Henri Rabaud; soloist: Reinald Werrenrath, baritone.

March 24 through March 29, 1919
THE CANARY - musical comedy from the French of Georges Barr and Louis Verneuil; music by Ivan Caryll, with additional numbers by Irving Berlin and Harry Tierney. Starring Julia Sanderson and Joseph Cawthorn. Cast includes Sam Hardy and Maud Eburne. Produced by Charles Dillingham.

March 25, 1919 (afternoon) [xerox only]
JOSEF HOFMANN RECITAL - piano recital.

March 28, 1919 (afternoon) [xerox only]
MME. SCHUMANN-HEINK RECITAL - program of songs by the world-famous contralto.

March 30 through April 5, 1919 [xerox only]
THE BETTER OLE - by Capt. Bruce Bairnsfather and Capt. Arthur Elliott; music by Herman Darewski and Percival Knight. Starring James K. Hackett. Produced by Mr. and Mrs. Charles Coburn.

April 1, 1919 (afternoon) [xerox only]
GABRILOWITSCH RECITAL - piano recital of works by Schumann and Chopin.

April 4, 1919 (afternoon) [xerox only]
STRACCIARI RECITAL - song recital by baritone Riccardo Stracciari.

April 7 through April 12, 1919 [xerox only]
A NEW GIRL - musical comedy: book and lyrics by Anne Caldwell; score by Jerome Kern. Cast includes Helen Shipman, Anna Orr, the Duncan Sisters, Gertrude Maitland, Douglas Stevenson, Olin Howland, Scott Welsh, Pauline Hall, James Marlowe. Presented by Charles Dillingham.

April 13, 1919 (afternoon) [xerox only]
BRESHKOVSKY LECTURE - benefit lecture by Mme. Catherine Breshkovsky, known as "the little grandmother of the Russian revolution." For the benefit of the children of Russia orphaned and left homeless by the war.

April 14 through April 19, 1919 [xerox only]
HAPPINESS - comedy by J. Hartley Manners. Starring Laurette Taylor.

April 21 through April 26, 1919 [no program file]
THE MOLLUSC & A WELL-REMEMBERED VOICE -

April 20, 1919, repeated April 27, 1919 [no program file]
THROUGH THE DANGEROUS RAPIDS OF THE COLORADO RIVER
Narrated motion pictures presented by Emory C. Kolb of Kolb Brothers Grand Canyon Photographers. Showing Major Powell's successful trip down the rapids

April 28 through May 3, 1919 [xerox only]
LA LA LUCILLE - musical farce: book by Fred Jackson; lyrics by Arthur J. Fackson; music by George Gershwin. Cast includes Jack Hazzard, J. Clarence Harvey, Janet Velie, M. Rale, Maurice Cass. Staged by Herbert Gresham and Julian Alfred. Produced by Alfred E. Aarons.

May 4 through May 10, 1919 [xerox only]
TWIN BEDS - farce by Salisbury Field and Margaret Mayo. Starring Lois Bolton. Cast includes Roy MacNicol, Virginia Fairfax, R.M. D'Angelo, Katheryn Mills, Thomas H. Manning and Lucille Beckett.

May 11 through May 17, 1919 [xerox only]
JULIAN ELTINGE REVUE OF 1919 - company of comedians, singers and dancers. Starring Julian Eltinge. Cast includes Sydney Grant, Dainty Marie, Cleo Gascoigne, the Eddy Duo, Leo Beers and Cohada and Carville.

May 18, 1919 [xerox only]
KATHERINE TINGLEY LECTURE - the leader of the Theosophical movement speaks on Education: A Vital Factor in World Reconstruction.

May 19 through May 24, 1919 [xerox only]
BILLETED - comedy by F. Tennison Jesse and H.M. Harwood. Starring Margaret Anglin. Cast includes Phyllis Birkett, Alice Coburn, Langdon Bruce.

May 26 through May 31, 1919
GEORGE WHITE'S SCANDALS OF 1919 - modern musical revue: book and lyrics by Arthur Jackson and George White; music by Richard Whiting and Herbert Spencer. Starring Ann Pennington, Mabel Withee and Yvette Rugel, George White, George Bickel, Ed Lee Wrothe. Directed by Edgar McGregor.

June 2 through June 7, 1919 [xerox only]
ON THE HIRING LINE -- comedy by Harvey J. O'Higgins and Harriet Ford. Starring Emily Stevens. Cast includes Josephine Hall, Harry Mestayer, Fania Marinoff, Alfred Lunt, Helen Hayes, George Howell, and Sidney Toler. Presented by George C. Tyler.

June 9 through June 14, 1919 [xerox only]
MADE OF MONEY - comedy. By Richard Washburn Child and Porter Emerson Brown. Starring Lynn Fontanne. Cast includes Josephine Hall, Harry Mestayer, Fania Marinoff, Alfred Lunt, Helen Hayes, George Howell, and Sidney Toler. Presented by George C. Tyler.

June 16 through June 21, 1919 [xerox only]
A YOUNG MAN'S FANCY - comedy by John T. McIntyre. Starring Lynn Fontanne and Alfred Lunt. Cast includes Suzanne Westford, George Howell, Cornelia Skinner and Sidney Toler. Presented by George C. Tyler.

June 23 through June 28, 1919 [xerox only]
CLARENCE - comedy by Booth Tarkington. Starring Alfred Lunt. Cast includes Josephine Hall, Harry Mestayer, Fania Marinoff, Helen Hayes, George Howell, and Sidney Toler. Presented by George C. Tyler.

June 29, 1919 [xerox only]
NEW GLORY FOR OLD - film released by the U.S. Signal Corps.

June 30 through July 5, 1919 [no program file]
THE BLOSSOMING OF MARY ANN - by Sidney Toler and Marion Short. Cast includes Josephine Hall, Harry Mestayer, Fania Marinoff, Alfred Lunt, Helen Hayes, George Howell, and Sidney Toler. Presented by George C. Tyler.

July 24, 1919 [xerox only]
ST. JOHN'S COLLEGE BENEFIT CONCERT - to raise money for the St. John's College extension campaign.

July 28 through August 2, 1919 [xerox only]
TIN PAJAMAS - comedy by Adolph Phillip and Edward A. Paulton. Presented by A.E. Morgan.

August 4 through August 9, 1919 [xerox only]
A REGULAR FELLOW - comedy by Mark Swan. Starring Capt. Everett. Butterfield. Cast inlcudes James Bradbury, Dudley Clements, Charlotte Granville. Presented by Charles Emerson Cook.

August 18 through August 23, 1919 [xerox only]
CIVILIAN CLOTHES - comedy by Thompson Buchanan. Cast includes Olive Tell, Thurston Hall and Isabel Irving.

August 25 through August 30, 1919 [xerox only]
LOOK WHO'S HERE - musical: book by Frank Mandel; lyrics by Edward Paulton; music by Silvio Hein; extra lyrics by Cecil Lean. Starring Cecil Lean and Cleo Mayfield. Cast includes Emily Lee, Dick Temple, Joseph Letora, George Mack, the McCarthy Sisters, Madge Rush.

Pre-Broadway production.

August 31 through September 5, 1919 [xerox only]
POLLYANNA - comedy by Catherine Chisholm Cushing, based on the novel by Eleanor H. Porter. Cast includes Patricia Collinge, Maud Hosford, Helen Weathersby, Maude Granger, Jessie Busley, Effie Shannon, Stephen Davis, Philip Merivale, Harry Barfoot, Herbert Kelcey and Taylor Graves. Produced by George C. Tyler, Klaw and Erlanger.

September 7 through September 12, 1919 [xerox only]
LISTEN LESTER - musical by Harry L. Cort and George E. Stoddart; music by Harold Orlob. Starring Ada Mae Weeks. Presented by John Cort.

September 14 through September 19, 1919 [xerox only]
WHAT'S THE ODDS - musical comedy version of the racing play "Checkers": book by Edgar Allan Woolf; music by Albert Von Tilzer. Starring William E. Meehan, Mabel Withee, and George McKay.

September 21 through September 26, 1919 [xerox only]
THE GOLD-DIGGERS - comedy by Avery Hopwood. Starring Ina Claire. Cast includes Bruce MCRae, H. Reeves-Smith, Horace Howland, Beverly West and Ruth Terry. Presented by David Belasco.

September 28 through October 3, 1919
THE LITTLE WHOPPER - musical comedy: music by Otto A. Harbach; book by Rudolf Friml; lyrics by Bide Dudley. Cast includes Mildred Richardson, Nellie Graham-Dent, Vivienne Segal, the Wilton Sisters, W.J. Ferguson, Harry Browne, Albert Obler, Sid Hall, Sydney Grant, David Torrence, Lotta Linthicum.

October 5 through October 10, 1919 [xerox only]
FIDDLERS THREE - operetta: book and lyrics by William Carey Duncan; music by Alexander Johnstone. Starring Tavie Belge.

October 12 through October 17, 1919
THREE FACES EAST - by Anthony Paul Kelly. Starring Violet Heming. Cast includes Courtney White, Otto Niemeyer, Fred J. Fairbanks, Frank Westerton, Charles Harbury. Staged by Sam Forrest. Presented by Cohan and Harris.

October 17, 1919 (afternoon) [xerox only]
MME. SCHUMANN-HEINK RECITAL - contralto.

October 18 through October 24, 1919 [xerox only]
THE RAINBOW GIRL - musical comedy based on a comedy Jerome K. Jerome from a book by Rennold Wolf. Music by Louis A. Hirsch. Starring Billy B. Van. Cast includes Sydney Greenstreet, Grace Walsh, Harry Delf, William Clifton, Harry Benham and Lenora Novasio. Presented by Klaw and Erlanger.

October 21, 1919 (afternoon) [xerox only]
PHILADELPHIA ORCHESTRA CONCERT - conductor: Leopold Stokowski. Program includes works by Bizet, Saint-Saens, Dvorak.

October 26 through November 8, 1919 [xerox only]
JACK O'LANTERN - musical by Anne Caldwell and R.H. Burnside; music by Ivan Caryll. Starring Fred Stone.

October 30, 1919 (afternoon) [xerox only]
NEW YORK SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA CONCERT - conductor: Walter Damrosch; soloist: Mabel Garrison, soprano. Program includes works by Brahms, Mozart, Saint-Saens, and Debussey.

November 4, 1919 (afternoon) [xerox only]
BOSTON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA CONCERT - conductor: Pierre Monteux; soloist: Sergei Rachmaninoff, piano. Program includes works of Haydn, Rachmaninoff, Debussy, Enesco.

November 7, 1919 (afternoon) [xerox only]
FRIEDA HEMPEL RECITAL - Metropolitan Opera soprano. Part of the Ten Star Concert series.

November 9 through November 15, 1919
THE CANARY - musical comedy: music by Ivan Caryll, Irving Berlin and others. Starring Julia Sanderson and Joseph Cawthorn. Cast includes Doyle and Dixon and Maud Eburne. Produced by Fred Latham and Edward Royce. Presented by Charles Dillingham.

November 17 through November 22, 1919 [xerox only]
CAESAR'S WIFE - drama by W. Somerset Maugham. Starring Billie Burke, Norman Trevor, Ernest Glendinning, Harry Green. Presented by F. Ziegfeld.

American premiere.

November 18, 1919, Thursday at 4:30 p.m.
PHILADELPHIA ORCHESTRA CONCERT - conductor: Leopold Stokowski; soloist: Margarete Matzenauer, contralto.

November 20, 1919 (afternoon) [xerox only]
LOUISE HOMER RECITAL - contralto. Part of the Artist's Course, presented by Mrs. Wilson Greene.

November 23 and November 24 (afternoon), 1919 [xerox only]
BURTON HOLMES TRAVEL TALK - on Belgium

November 24 through November 29, 1919 [xerox only]
ED WYNN CARNIVAL - book and music by Ed Wynn. Starring Ed Wynn

November 25, 1919 (afternoon) [xerox only]
NEW YORK SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA CONCERT - conductor: Walter Damrosch; soloist: Reinald Werrenrath, Metropolitan Opera baritone.

November 28, 1919 (afternoon) [xerox only]
LEGINSKA RECITAL - piano. Part of the Ten Star Concert series.

November 30 and December 1 (afternoon), 1919 [xerox only]
BURTON HOLMES TRAVEL TALK - on Battlefields of France

December 1 through December 6, 1919 [no program file]
THE RISE OF PETER BARBAN - comedy by Maude Skinner and Jules Eckert Goodman. Starring Otis Skinner.

December 2, 1919 (afternoon) [xerox only]
BOSTON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA CONCERT - conductor: Pierre Monteaux; soloist: Louise Homer, contralto.

December 4, 1919 (afternoon) [xerox only]
SISTINE QUARTET - Part of the Artist's Course, presented by Mrs. Wilson Greene.

December 7, 1919 (afternoon) [xerox only]
ELKS LODGES' MEMORIAL SERVICE

December 7 and December 8 (afternoon), 1919 [xerox only]
BURTON HOLMES TRAVEL TALK - on Alsace-Lorraine

December 8 through December 14, 1919 [no program file]
FLO-FLO - musical by Fred de Gresac; lyrics by E. Paulton and Fred de Gresac; music by Silvio Hein. Starring Handers and Millis and Mabel Wither.

December 9, 1919 (afternoon) [xerox only]
PHILADELPHIA ORCHESTRA CONCERT - conductor: Leopold Stokowski.

December 11, 1919 (afternoon) [xerox only]
CINCINNATI SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA CONCERT - conductor: Eugene Ysaye. Program includes works by Goldmark, Delibes, D'Indy, Franck and Ysaye.

December 12, 1919 (afternoon) [xerox only]
ANNA CASE RECITAL - Metropolitan Opera soprano in a program of works by Durant, Beethoven, Mozart, Chauvet, Grieg, Strauss. Part of the Ten Star Concert series.

December 14 and December 15 (afternoon), 1919 [xerox only]
BURTON HOLMES TRAVEL TALK - on Today on the Rhine

December 15 through December 20, 1919 [xerox only]
MIS' NELLY OF N' ORLEANS - comedy by Laurence Eyre. Starring Mrs. Fiske, with Clarissa Stem, Eva Benton, Dorothy Day, Georges Renavent, Ezra Walck, Joseph Greene, Hamilton Revelie, Gertrude Chase. Directed by Harrison Grey Fiske. Presented by Cohan and Harris.

December 16, 1919 (afternoon) [xerox only]
NEW YORK SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA CONCERT - conductor: Walter Damrosch; soloist: Fritz Kreisler, violin. Program includes works by Weber, Beethoven, Charpentier.

December 21 and December 22 (afternoon), 1919 [xerox only]
BURTON HOLMES TRAVEL TALK - on Vanished Russia.

December 22 through December 27, 1919 [xerox only]
THE BETTER OLE - by Capt. Bruce Bairnsfather and Capt. Arthur Elliott; music by Herman Darewski and Percival Knight. Starring Mr. and Mrs. Charles Coburn and Charles McNaughton, and the original New York cast. Produced by Mr. and Mrs. Charles Coburn.

December 28, 1919 through January 2, 1920 [xerox only]
A PRINCE WAS THERE - comedy by George M. Cohan, from a story by Dorrough Aldrich.


1920 [complete]
January 4 through January 10, 1920 [no program file]
THE CANARY - musical comedy from the French of Georges Barr and Louis Verneuil; music by Ivan Caryll, with additional numbers by Irving Berlin and Harry Tierney. Produced by Charles Dillingham.

January 6, 1920 (afternoon) [xerox only]
BOSTON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA CONCERT- conductor: Pierre Monteux; soloist: Emilio de Gogorza, baritone.

January 9, 1920 (afternoon) [no program file]
DE GOGORZA RECITAL - program of songs for baritone by Emilio de Gogorza. Part of the Ten Star Series.

January 11 through January 17, 1920 [xerox only]
GOING UP - musical comedy based on James Montgomery's The Aviator; book and lyrics by Otto Hauerbach; music by Louis A. Hirsch.

January 13, 1920 (afternoon) [xerox only]
PHILADELPHIA ORCHESTRA CONCERT -- conductor: Leopold Stokowski; soloist: Alfred Cortot, piano

January 15, 1920 (afternoon) [xerox only]
JASCHA HEIFETZ RECITAL - program of music for the violin. Part of Mrs. Wilson-Greene's Artists' Course concerts.

January 18 through January 24, 1920 [no program file]
JOHN FERGUSON - drama by St. John Ervine.

January 20, 1920 (afternoon) [xerox only]
NEW YORK SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA CONCERT - conductor: Walter Damroschl soloist: Percy Grainger, piano.

January 26 through January 31, 1920 [xerox only]
SEE-SAW - musical comedy: book and lyrics by Earl Derr Biggers; music by Louis A. Hirsch. Produced by Henry W. Savage.

January 29, 1920 (afternoon) [xerox only]
JOSEF HOFMANN RECITAL - piano recital

February 2 through February 7, 1920 [xerox only]
ROBERT B. MANTEL IN REPERTOIRE - performs excerpts from King Lear, Hamlet, The Merchant of Venice, Richelieu, Julius Caesar and Macbeth.

February 3, 1920 (afternoon) [xerox only]
BOSTON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA CONCERT - conductor: Pierre Monteux; soloist: Fritz Kreisler, violin.

February 6, 1920 (afternoon) [xerox only]
MISCHA ELMAN RECITAL - plays music for the violin.

February 9 through February 14, 1920 [ xerox only]
HITCHY KOO OF 1919 - revue: book by George V. Hobart, music and lyrics by Cole Poeter. Produced by Raymond Hitchcock.

February 13, 1920 (afternoon) [xerox]
TILLY KOENEN RECITAL -- recital by Dutch contralto. Part of the Ten Star Concert series.

February 16 through February 21, 1920 [xerox only]
SACRED AND PROFANE LOVE - drama by Arnold Bennett. Starring Elsie Ferguson with Jose Ruben and Olive Oliver. Produced by Charles Frohman.

February 17, 1920 (afternoon) [xerox only]
PHILADELPHIA ORCHESTRA CONCERT - conductor: Leopold Stokowski

February 19, 1920 (afternoon) [xerox only]
REINALD WERRENRATH RECITAL - program of music for baritone. Part of Mrs. Wilson-Greene's Artists' Course Concerts

February 20, 1920 (afternoon) [xerox only]
THELMA GIVEN RECITAL - violin recital. Part of the Ten Star Concert Series.

February 23 through February 28, 1920 [xerox only]
ANGEL FACE - musical: music by Victor Herbert; book by Harry B. Smith; lyrics by Robert B. Smith. Produced by Georege W. Lederer. Cast includes: John E. Young, Tyler Brooks and Marguerite Zender.

February 24, 1920 (afternoon) [xerox only]
NEW YORK SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA CONCERT - conductor: Walter Damrosch; soloist: Florence Easton, soprano.

February 26, 1920 (afternoon) [xerox only]
MICHAEL FOKINE AND VERA FOKINE RECITAL - Russian dance recital.

March 1 through March 6, 1920 [xerox only]
BEN HUR - revival of the play based on the book by Lew Wallace.

March 8 through March 13, 1920 [xerox only]
THE NEW DICTATOR - adapted from Richard Harding Davis' comedy "The Dictator" by Frank Craven who also stars in the show. Music by Silvio Hein. Cast includes Flora Zahelie, Marion Sunshine, Jessica Brown, Jed Prouty, and George E. Mack.

March 15, 1920 (afternoon) [xerox only]
BOSTON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA CONCERT - conductor: Pierre Monteux; soloist: Emmy Destinn, soprano.

March 15 through March 20, 1920 [xerox only]
MACUSHLA - musical. Starring Chauncey Olcott

March 16, 1920 (afternoon) [xerox only]
PHILADELPHIA ORCHESTRA CONCERT - conductor: Leopold Stokowski; soloist: Pablo Casals, cello.

March 20, 1920 (afternoon) [xerox only]
MARGARETE MATZENAUER RECITAL - song recital by the contralto. Part of the Ten Star Concert series.

March 22 through March 27, 1920
GEORGE WHITE'S SCANDALS OF 1919 - musical revue: book and lyrics by Arthur Jackson and George White; music by Richard Whiting and Herbert Spencer. Starring Ann Pennington and George White.

March 29 through April 3, 1920
THE HOUSE THAT JACK BUILT - musical play: book and lyrics by Otto Harbach and Frank Mandel; music by Lou Hirsch. Cast includes Jack McGowan, Georgia Caine, Alfred Gerrard, Florie Millership, Charles Judels. Staged by Julian Mitchell and Sam Forest.

April 5 through April 10, 1920
DEAR BRUTUS - comedy by J.M. Barrie. Starring William Gillette. Cast includes Hilda Moore, Violet Kemble Cooper, Marie Wainwright, Madge Bellamy, Anne Morrison, Frances Anderson., Grant Stewart. Produced by Charles Frohman.

April 13 through April 17, 1920 [xerox only]
LISTEN LESTER - musical comedy by Harry L. Cort and George E. Stoddard; music by Harold Orlov. Starring Ada Mae Weeks. Cast includes Joe E. Brown.

April 15,1920 (afternoon) [xerox only]
ROSA RAISA RECITAL -- program of songs by the soprano from the Chicago Opera Company. Giacomo Rimini also appears on the program. Part of Mrs. Wilson-Greene's Artists' Course.

April 19 through April 24, 1920 [xerox only]
THE SUCCESSFUL LOVER -- play by Alan Brooks. Starring Alan Brooks, Lillian Tucker, Thais Magrane, Carroll McComon, Lucile Watson and Felix Krembs.

April 20, 1920 (afternoon) [xerox only]
HARVARD GLEE CLUB RECITAL - directed by Dr. Davison

April 23, 1920 (afternoon) [xerox only]
NINA TARASOVA RECITAL - famous Russian singer.

April 25 through May 1, 1920
ZIEGFELD FOLLIES (13TH Edition) - words and music by Irving Berlin, Gene Buck, Rennold Wolf and Dave Stamper. Ballet composed by Victor Herbert. Cast includes Eddie Dowling, Olive Vaughn and Phil Dwyer; Viola Clarens; Johnny Dooley, Ray Dooley, Eddie Dowling.

May 3 through May 8, 1920 [xerox only]
TWIN BEDS - comedy by Salisbury Field and Margaret Mays. Starring Lois Holton

May 4, 1920 (afternoon) [xerox only]
MME TETRAZZINI RECITAL - program of songs by the coloratura soprano.

May 10 through May 15, 1920 [xerox only]
JUST SUPPOSE -- romantic comedy by A.E. Thomas. Cast includes: Olive Wyndham, George Fitzgerald, William Keghley and George Pauncefort. Directed by Henry Miller.

May 17 through May 22, 1920 [xerox only]
ROMEO AND JANE - by Edward Childs Carpenter. Cast includes: Maude Hannaford, Gaston Glass and Hilda Spong. Produced by John Golden.

May 24 through May 29, 1920 [xerox only]
GEORGE WHITE'S SCANDALS OF 1920 - based on a book by Andy Rice and George White. Music by George Gershwin; lyrics by Arthur Jackson. Starring Ann Pennington, George White, George Bickel, Lou Holtz, Lester Allen and La Sylphe.

May 31 through August 4, 1920 [xerox only]
ABORN OPERA COMPANY -- Productions included Ruddigore, The Lilac Domino, The Mikado,

June 20, 1920 [xerox only]
THE AMERICAN ROSE - annual festival of Cora B. Shreve's dancing classes

August 16 through August 21, 1920 [xerox only]
BAB - comedy by Edward Childs Carpenter, from the novel by Mary Roberts Rinehart. Starring Helen Hayes. Cast includes Sam Edwards, James Kearney, Percy Haswell, Edith King, Helen Gurney, Tom Powers, Lillian Ross, Arthur Eldred, Stephen David, Robert Hudson. Directed by Goerge C. Tyler.

August 23 through August 28, 1920 [xerox only]
GENIUS AND THE CROWD - by John T. McIntyre and Francis Hill. Cast includes: George Benavent, Morton Coakley, Frank Otto, Fuller Melliah, Marie Louise Peehear, Wright Cramer, Gladys Wilson, Katherine Stewart and Viola Leach. Produced by George M. Cohan.

August 30 through September 4, 1920 [xerox only]
THE BROKEN WING - romance by Paul Dickey and Charles W. Goddard. Presented by Sargant Aborn.

September 6 through September 11, 1920 [xerox only]
LADY BILLY - musical romance. Starring Mitzi. Presented by Henry W. Savage.

September 13 through September 18, 1920 [xerox only]
JIM, JAM, JEMS - musical comedy. Starring Ada Mae Weeks with Elizabeth Murray, Frank Fay and Parish and Peru

September 20 through September 25, 1920 [no program file]
THREE WISE FOOLS - by Austin Strong.

September 27 through October 2, 1920 [xerox only]
CLARENCE - comedy by Booth Tarkington. Starring Alfred Lunt.

October 3, through October 9, 1920 [xerox only]
FOOTLOOSE - comedy by Zoe Akins, adapted from "For-get-me-not" by Herman Merivale and F. C. Grove. Starring Lawrence Grossmith and Emily Stevens.

October 5, 1920 (afternoon) [xerox only]
TOM BURKE RECITAL - program of songs by the Irish tenor.

October 11 through October 16, 1920
STEPPING STONES - drama by Louis K. Anspacher. Presented by the Henry Miller Theater Company. Cast includes: Mary Elizabeth Forbes, Pedro de Cordoba, Nana Bryant, Warburton Gamble, Kathlene MacDonell, Frederick Lloyd, Phyllis Povah, Merle Maddern and Malcolm Fassett. Presented by A.L. Erlanger.

October 18 through October 23, 1920 [xerox only]
THE ACQUITTAL - mystery by Rita Weiman. Starring William Harrigan, Crystal Herne, and George Parsons. Produced by George M. Cohan.

October 22, 1920 (afternoon) [xerox only]
ERNESTINE SCHUMANN-HEINK RECITAL - assisted by George Morgan, baritone, and Katherine Hoffmann, piano.

October 25 through October 30, 1920 [xerox only]
THE CHAMPION - drama by Thomas Louden and A.E. Thomas. Starring Grant Mitchell

October 26, 1920 (afternoon) [xerox only]
NEW YORK SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA - conductor: Walter Damrosch; soloist: Fritz Kreisler, violin.

October 29, 1920 (afternoon) [xerox only]
EUGEN YSAYE RECITAL - program of music for violin.

November 1 through November 6, 1920 [xerox only]
THE NIGHT BOAT - musical comedy based on a farce by A. Bisson; libretto and lyrics by Anne Caldwell, music by Jerome Kern. Cast includes: Jack Hazzard, Ernest Torrence, Louise Groody, Ada Lewis, Stella Hoban, Wellington Cross and Hansford Wilson.

November 3, 1920 (afternoon) [xerox only]
BOSTON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA CONCERT -- conductor: Pierre Monteux; soloist: Louise Homer, contralto who substituted for the ill Helen Stanley

November 8 through November 13, 1920 [xerox only]
AT THE VILLA ROSE - by A.E. Mason. Starring Otis Skinner

November 12, 1920 (afternoon) [xerox only]
MARY GARDEN RECITAL - soprano assisted by Gutia Cisani, Russian cellist, and Isaac Van Grove, pianist.

November 14, 1920 (afternoon) [xerox only]
AMERICAN RED CROSS MASS MEETING -- concerning the plight of sick and wounded soldiers, sailors and marines, led by Livingston Farrand, director of the Red Cross and featuring Capt. Anna L Fisher of the Arabian cavalry.

November 15 through November 20, 1920
ZIEGFELD FOLLIES - words and music to various numbers by Irving Berlin; also, Art Hickman and Ben Black, Victor Herbert and Gene Buck. Cast includes W.C. Fields, Fanny Brice, Phoebe Lee, Ray Dooley, John Steel, Mary Eaton, Doris Eaton.

November 16, 1920 (afternoon) [xerox only]
PHILADELPHIA ORCHESTRA CONCERT - conductor: Leopold Stokowski; soloist: Hans Kindler, cello.

November 19, 1920 (afternoon) [xerox only]
FRIEDA HEMPEL RECITAL - program of songs by the soprano

November 21 (evening) and 22 (afternoon), 1920 [xerox only]
BURTON HOLMES TRAVEL TALK - illustrated travel talk on Jerusalem and Constantinople

November 22 through November 27, 1920 [xerox only]
SHAVINGS - comedy from the comic novel by Joseph C. Lincoln, dramatized by Pauline Phelps and Marion Short. Starring Harry Beresford.

November 23, 1920 (afternoon) [xerox only]
NEW YORK SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA CONCERT - conductor: Walter Damrosch

November 28 (evening) and 29 (afternoon), 1920 [xerox only]
BURTON HOLMES TRAVEL TALK - illustrated travel talk on Egypt and Tunisia

November 29 through December 11, 1920
THE FAMOUS MRS. FAIR - drama by James Forbes. Starring Henry Miller and Blanche Bates. Cast includes Maude Allen, Virginia Hammond, Frank Kirk, Jack Devereaux. Directed by A. L. Erlanger.

November 30, 1920 (afternoon) [xerox only]
BOSTON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA CONCERT - conductor: Pierre Monteux; soloist: Frances Alda

December 3 (evening) and 4 (afternoon), 1920 [xerox only]
BURTON HOLMES TRAVEL TALK - illustrated travel talk on The Garden of Allah

December 5, 1920 (afternoon) [xerox only]
ELKS MEMORIAL SERVICE - 26th annual meeting under the auspices of Washington Lodge, No. 15.

December 7, 1920 (afternoon) [xerox only]
PHILADELPHIA ORCHESTRA CONCERT -- conductor: Leopold Stokowski; soloists: Michel Penha, violincello and Thaddeus Rich, violin.

December 9, 1920 (afternoon) [xerox only]
SOPHIE BRASLAU RECITAL -- contralto

December 10, 1920 (afternoon) [xerox only]
ANNA CASE RECITAL -- American soprano

December 12 (evening) and 13 (afternoon), 1920 (xerox only)
BURTON HOLMES TRAVEL TALK - illustrated travel talk on Spain and the Pyrenees

December 13 through December 18, 1920 [xerox only]
MARY ROSE - by J.M. Barrie. Starring Ruth Chatterton.

December 14, 1920 (afternoon) [xerox only]
NEW YORK SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA CONCERT - conductor: Walter Damrosch; soloist: Frieda Hempel, soprano.

December 16, 1920 (afternoon) [xerox only]
LOUISA TETRAZZINI RECITAL - soprano assisted by Francesco Longo, piano and Max Gegna, cello.

December 19 (evening) and 20 (afternoon), 1920 [xerox only]
BURTON HOLMES TRAVEL TALK - illustrated travel talk on Venice and the Italian Lakes

December 20 through December 25, 1920 [no program file]
THE HALF MOON -- musical comedy by Charles Dillingham. Starring Joseph Cawthorn

December 27, 1920 through January 8, 1921 [xerox only]
HITCHY KOO -- revue: book and lyrics by Harry Grattan, Glen MacDonough and E. Ray Goetz; music by E. Ray Goetz. Featuring Raymond Hitchcock, Julia Sanderson, G.P Huntley, and Doyle and Dixon.

1921 [complete]
January 7, 1921 (afternoon) [xerox only]
WEILERSON-KELLY RECITAL - joint recital by Mildred Weilerson, cello and Patrick Kelly, tenor.

January 10 through January 15, 1921 [xerox only]
THE STORM - melodrama by Langdon McCormick. Starring Ben Taggart, Eric Maxon, Charles Henderson, Joseph Driscoll, and Katharine Hayden. Presented by George Broadhurst.

January 11, 1921 (afternoon) [xerox only]
PHILADELPHIA ORCHESTRA CONCERT - conductor: Leopold Stokowski, soloist: Ossip Gabrilowitsch, piano. Program includes Brahms, Weber, Mendelssohn, and Strauss.

January 13, 1921 (afternoon) [xerox only]
KUBELIK RECITAL - Jan Kubelik plays music for the violin by Kubelik, Bach, Saint-Saens, Chopin, Sarasate and Campanini. Presented by Mrs. Wilson-Greene.

January 17 through January 22, 1921 [xerox only]
THE ED WYNN CARNIVAL - book, lyrics and music by Ed Wynn. Starring Ed Wynn.

January 18, 1921 (afternoon) [xerox only]
NEW YORK SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA CONCERT - conductor: Walter Damrosch. An all-Wagner program.

January 21, 1921 (afternoon) [xerox only]
MARGARET MATZENAUER RECITAL - soprano in a program of works by Bach, Gluck, Mozart, Schumann, Debussy, Arensky, Ware. Assisted by Richard Hageman, piano.

January 23, 1921
NEWMAN TRAVEL TALK - illustrated talk on Ireland, using motion pictures, color views and story.

January 24 through January 29, 1921 [xerox only]
MONSIEUR BEAUCAIRE - romantic opera based on Booth Tarkington's story; libretto by Frederick Lonsdale; lyrics by Adrian Ross. Starring Marion Green, with Lennox Pawle, Robert Parker and Nancy Gibbs. Presented by A.L. Erlanger.

January 27, 1921(afternoon) [xerox only]
CHICAGO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA CONCERT - conductor: Frederick Stock; soloist: Vasa Prihoda, violin. Program includes works by Dvorak, Tschaikowsky, Mendelssohn, Sibelius. Presented by Mrs. Wilson-Greene.

January 28, 1921 (afternoon) [xerox only]
THELMA GIVEN CONCERT - young violinist plays music by Corelli, Grieg, Debussy, Chopin, Brahms. Assisted by Francis Moore, piano.

January 31 through February 5, 1921 [xerox only]
ABRAHAM LINCOLN -- by John Drinkwater. Starring Frank McGlynn and the original New York cast.

President and Mrs. Wilson attend the February 1st performance, his first appearance in more than 16 months. He was greeted by cheers from the audience.

February 1, 1921 (afternoon) [xerox only]
BOSTON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA CONCERT - conductor: Pierre Monteux; soloist, Hulda Lashanska, soprano. Program includes works by Schubert, Haydn, Ducasse.

February 4, 1921 (afternoon) [xerox only]
ENGLELL-LEONARD RECITAL - joint recital by Danish soprano Brigit Engell and English baritone, Laurence Leonard. Ten-star concert series.

February 7 through February 12, 1921 [xerox only]
THE GIRL IN THE SPOTLIGHT - musical comedy by Victor Herbert. Starring Hal Skelly, Mary Milburn and Minerva Gray. Mr. Herbert conducts the orchestra on the first two nights of the run.

President and Mrs. Wilson attend the February 7th performance.

February 8, 1921 (afternoon) [xerox only]
CLEVELAND SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA CONCERT - conductor: Nikolai Sokoloff; soloist: Mishel Piastro, violin. Program includes Rachmaninoff symphony #2.

February 10, 1921 (afternoon) [xerox only]
G.K. CHESTERTON LECTURE - English essayist, author and poet speaks on" The Ignorance of the Educated."

February 11, 1921 (afternoon) [xerox only]
ALFRED CORTOT RECITAL - program of music for the piano

February 13 through February 19, 1921 [xerox only]
APPLE BLOSSOMS - operetta: music by Fritz Kreisler and Victor Jacobi; book and lyrics by William Le Baron. Starring John Charles Thomas, Wilda Bennett, Percival Knight, Edgar Norton. With Adele Astaire as Molly and Fred Astaire in the role of Johnny. Produced by Charles Dillingham.

President and Mrs. Wilson attend the February 16th performance.

February 14, 1921 (afternoon) [xerox only]
NEW YORK PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA CONCERT - conductor: Josef Stransky. Program includes works by Wagner and Tchaikovsky.

February 15, 1921 (afternoon) [xerox only]
PHILADELPHIA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA CONCERT - conductor: Leopold Stokowski; soloist: Margaret Matzenauer, contralto. Program includes works by Chausson, Debussy, Wagner.

February 17, 1921 (afternoon) [xerox only]
FRITZ KREISLER RECITAL - program includes violin works by Rimsky-Korsakoff; Debussy, Granados, Percy Grainger.

February 18, 1921 (afternoon) [xerox only]
MEDICAL SOCIETY OF WASHINGTON BENEFIT - sponsored by the Ladies Committee of the Medical Society to raise funds for the society's new home. Performers include E.H. Sothern and Julia Marlowe; Henry Weldon, basso; Eleanor Reynolds, contralto; M. Miguel Nicastro, violin; N. Val Peavey, piano.

February 21 through February 26, 1921 [xerox only]
THE HOTTENTOT - comedy by Victor Mapes. Starring William Collier. Presented by Sam H. Harris.

February 21, 1921 (afternoon) [xerox only]
CINCINNATI SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA CONCERT - conductor: Eugene Ysaye.

February 24, 1921 (afternoon) [xerox only]
NEW YORK SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA CONCERT - conductor: Walter Damrosch; soloist: Sergei Rachmaninoff, piano. Program includes works by Wagner, Brahms, Berlioz.

February 25, 1921 (afternoon) [xerox only]
STOPAK-BACON RECITAL - violinist Josef Stopak and pianist Katherine Bacon.

February 27 through March 5, 1921
GEORGE WHITE'S SCANDALS OF 1920 - based on a book by Andy Rice and George White. Music by George Gershwin; lyrics by Arthur Jackson. Starring Ann Pennington and George White.

March 3, 1921 (afternoon) [xerox only]
LA SCALA ORCHESTRA CONCERT - conductor: Arturo Toscanni.

March 6, 1921 (afternoon) [xerox only]
GALLI-CURCI RECITAL - coloratura soprano sings works by Samuels, Paradisi, Debussy, Fourdrain, Massenet.

March 7 through March 12, 1921 [xerox only]
IT'S UP T0 YOU: "-- musical comedy by William Patch Moore. 1921's model musical comedy success." Starring Joseph Santley, Ivy Sawyer and Douglas Leavitt.

March 8, 1921 (afternoon) [xerox only]
KINDLER, BAUER & THIBAUD RECITAL - joint recital of music for piano, violin and cello.

March 10, 1921 (afternoon) [xerox only]
JOSEPH HISLOP RECITAL - Scottish tenor sings works by Falo, Fisher, Quilter, Craxton, Greig, Verdi, and others.

March 11, 1921 (afternoon) [xerox only]
CINCINNATI SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA CONCERT - conductor: Eugene Ysaye. Program includes works by Franck, Delibes, Ysaye, and Saint-Saens.

March 14 through March 19, 1921 [xerox only]
THE ROMANTIC YOUNG LADY - comedy by Gregorio Martinez Sierra, English version by Helen and H. Granville Barker. Cast includes Martha Hedman, Else Hartlett, Marta Wainwright, Beatrice Bayard, Francis Byrne, Edward Emery, Kenneth Thomson. Presented by David Belasco and Charles Frohman.

March 15, 1921 (afternoon) [xerox only]
BOSTON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA CONCERT - conductor: Pierre Monteux; soloist: Erno Dohnanyi. Program includes works by Dvorak, Weber and Mozart.

March 21 through March 26, 1921
MARY - musical comedy: book and lyrics by Otto Harbach and Frank Mandel; music by Lou Hirsch. Featuring George M. Cohan's Comedians: Guy Robertson, Octavia Broske, Frank Otto, Eva Puck, Virginia O'Brien, Harold Vizard, Robinson Newbold, Sherman Wade, Jack Gerard, John Foley, Harriet Morin. Staged by Julian Mitchell and Sam Forrest.

President and Mrs. Harding attend the March 23rd performance.

March 27, 1921 (afternoon) [xerox only]
WOMEN'S WORLD DISARMAMENT COMMITTEE MEETING - supporting immediate world disarmament. Principal speaker: Senator William E. Borah. Resolutions adopted by the meeting are to be presented to President Harding by 48 women representing each State.

March 28 through April 2, 1921
ERMINE - comic opera: book and lyrics by Harry Paulton; music by E. Jakabowski; revision by Marc Connelly. Starring Francis Wilson and de Wolf Hopper. Cast includes Irene Williams, Rosamond Whiteside, Madge Lessing, Warren Proctor, Francis Lieb, Charles C. Fais, Adrian Morgan, E. John Kennedy.

President and Mrs. Harding attend the April 1st performance.

March 29, 1921 (afternoon) [xerox only]
PHILADELPHIA ORCHESTRA CONCERT - conductor: Leopold Stokowski; soloist: Olga Samaroff, piano. Program includes works by Tschaikowsky, Weber, Schumann.

March 31, 1921 (afternoon) [xerox only]
RACHMANINOFF RECITAL - Sergei Rachmaninoff performs piano works by Bach, Schumann, Chopin, Debussy.

April 1, 1921 (afternoon) [xerox only]
KOCHANSKI RECITAL - violinist Paul Kochanski plays works by Vivaldi, Gluck, Pugnani, Sarasate, Kreisler, Francoeur. Part of the Ten-Star concert series.

April 3 through April 9, 1921 [xerox only]
A DANGEROUS MAID - musical comedy: book by C.W. Bell; music by George Gershwin; lyrics by Arthur Francis. Starring Amelia Bingham. Cast includes Juliette Day, Ada Meade, Juanita Fletcher;, Creighton Hale, Vinton Freedley, Arthur Shaw, Frederic Burt. Directed by Edgar MacGregor.

President and Mrs. Harding attend the April 8th performance.

Aril 5, 1921 (afternoon) [xerox only]
TARASOVA RECITAL - Russian character singer Nina Tarasova performs. Assisted by Mildred Dilling, harp.

April 11 through April 16, 1921 [xerox only]
MARCUS REVIEW OF 1920 - musical: words and music by Charles Abbate. Cast includes Florence Lawrence, Edna Quirk, Billy Dale, Charlotte Allen. Staged by A.E. Marcus.

April 18 through April 23, 1921
ROBIN HOOD - by Reginald DeKoven. Starring Ralph Brainerd; Hallan Mostyn, Sol Solomon, James Steavens, Geo. Shields, Paula Ayers, John MacSweeney, Clara Campbell. Presented by Ralph Dunbar.

President and Mrs. Harding attend the April 21st performance.

April 20, 1921 [xerox only]
CULP RECITAL - soprano Julia Culp presents a program of songs by Beethoven, Schubert, Debussy, as well as old English, Dutch, Scottish and French folksongs. Assisted by pianist Coenraad V. Bos

April 25 through April 30, 1921 [xerox only`]
ROBERT B. MANTELL and GENEVIEVE HAMPER - Starring in Richelieu, Hamlet, As You Like It, Richard III. King Lear, Macbeth, Merchant of Venice, Julius Caesar.

May 1 through May 7, 1921 [xerox only]
TWIN BEDS -- comedy by Salisbury Field and Margaret Mays. Starring Mabelle Estelle.

May 9 through May 14, 1921 [no program file]
PEG O' MY HEART - comedy by J. Hartley Manners. Starring Laurette Taylor.

May 10 1921 (afternoon) [xerox only]
ELECTRA - benefit performance sponsored by the Wellesley Club of Washington. Starring Edith Wynne Matheson.

May 16 through May 21, 1921 [xerox only]
SATIRES OF 1920 - musical review with Fanchon and Marco.

May 23 through May 28, 1921 [xerox only]
ZIZI - comedy by Fred de Greene and Fred Jackson. Starring Irene Fenwick, Louis Bennison and Helen Lowell. Presented by Sam H. Harris.

May 30 through June 4, 1921 [xerox only]
TWO BLOCKS AWAY - comedy by Aaron Hoffman. Starring Barney Bernard. Produced by Charles Dillingham.

June 6, 1921
THE GAINSBORO GIRL - a musical revue presented by the pupils of Miss Cora B. Shreve.

June 13 through June 18, 1921 [xerox only]
THE TURN IN THE ROAD -- comedy by A.E. Thomas. Starring Mary Ryan, Harry C. Browne. Case includes Blanche Freideriel, Kate Mayhew, Percy Pollock, Neil Martin, Ruth Mero, Margaret Shackelford and Leon Cunningham. Presented by Sam H. Harris.

June 20 through June 25, 1921 [xerox only]
THE SCARLET MAN - comedy by William Le Baron. Starring John Cumberland. Presented by Charles Dillingham.

June 27 through July 8, 1921
THEATER DARK

July 10 through July 16, 1921 [xerox only]
GEORGE WHITE'S SCANDALS OF 1921 - cast includes Ann Penniington, Aunt Jemima, Olive Vaughn, Victoria Herbert, George White, George LaMaire, Lou Holtz, Lester Allen.0

September 5 through September 10, 1921 [xerox only]
OTHER LIVES - drama by Theresa Helburn and Edward Goodman. Starring Mary Servoss and Craufurd Kent. Cast includes Whitford Kane, Alethea Luce, Mary Kennedy, Ernita Lascelles, Frederick Lloyd , George Lynch. Presented by Mark Klaw Inc.

September 12 through September 17, 1921 [no program file]
A WISE CHILD

September 19 through September 24, 1921 [xerox only]
TWO LITTLE GIRLS IN BLUE - musical: music by Paul Lannin and Vincent Youmans; lyrics by Arthur Francis.

President and Mrs. Harding attend the September 22nd performance.

September 25 through October 1, 1921 [xerox only]
WELCOME STRANGER - comedy by Aaron Hoffman. Starring George Sidney and the original New York cast.

October 2 through October 8, 1921 [xerox only]
QUO VADIS - film

October 10 through October 8, 1921 [xerox only]
BACHELOR'S NIGHT - comedy by Wilson Collison.

October 17 through October 23, 1921
GOOD MORNING, DEARIE - musical comedy : music by Jerome Kern; book and lyrics by Anne Caldwell. Starring Louise Groody and Oscar Shaw. Featured players include Harland Dixon and William Kent. Staged by Edward Royce. Presented by Charles Dillingham.

October 21, 1921 (afternoon) [xerox only]
ANNA CASE RECITAL -- soprano. Part of the Ten Star Concert Series..

October 24 through October 30, 1921
WAKE UP, JONATHAN - by Hatcher Hughes and Elmer L. Rice. Starring Mrs. Fiske. Cast includes Charles Dalton, Helen Holt. Staged by Harrison Grey Fiske. Presented by Sam H. Harris.

President and Mrs. Harding attend the October 29th performance.

October 25, 1921
NEW YORK SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA CONCERT -- conductor: Walter Damrosch; soloist: Paul Kochanski, violin.

October 28, 1921 (afternoon) [xerox only]
JOHN McCORMACK IN RECITAL - part of the Philharmonic course of five concerts presented by Mrs. Wilson-Greene.

October 31 through November 5, 1921 [xerox only]
THE INTIMATE STRANGERS - comedy by Booth Tarkington. Starring Billie Burke. Cast includes Alfred Lunt, Glenn Hunter, Charles Abbe, Frances Howard, Elizabeth Patterson, Clare Weldon, and Frank J. Kirk.

October 31, 1921 (afternoon) [xerox only]
SCOTTI GRAND OPERA COMPANY - single performance of La Boheme, Featuring Joseph Hislop and Mario. Staged by Antonio Scotti. Orchestra conducted by Gennaro Papi. Presented by Mrs. Wilson-Greene.

November 4, 1921
LEGINSKA/KINDLER RECITAL - featuring Mme. Leginska, pianist and Hans Kindler, cellist. Part of the Ten Star Concert Series.

November 7 through November 12, 1921 [xerox only]
A NEW ATTACK - revue: book by Elsie Janis; songs by William Kernell, Richard Fechheimer, B.B. Hilliam and Elsie Janis. Starring Elsie Janis and her gang.

President and Mrs. Harding attend the November 8th performance.

November 8, 1921 (afternoon) [xerox only]
PHILADELPHIA ORCHESTRA CONCERT - conductor: Leopold Stokowski; soloist: Efrem Zimbalist, violin.

November 10, 1921 (afternoon) [xerox only]
FRANCES ALDA IN RECITAL - soprano assistedby Casini on the cello. Part of the Philharmonic course of five concerts presented by Mrs. Wilson-Greene.

November 14 through November 19, 1921 [xerox only]
THE MERRY WIDOW - operetta by Franz Lehar. Cast includes Dorothy Francis, Frank Webster, Lydia Lipkowska, Reginald Pasch, Grace Bowman, Marie Wells. Staged by George Marion. Presented by Henry W. Savage.

President and Mrs. Harding attend the November 14th performance.

November 15, 1921 (afternoon) [xerox only]
NEW YORK SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA CONCERT - conductor: Walter Damrosch. Guest performers include Henrietta Conrad, Rachel Morton Harris, Frieda Klink and Fred Patton. An all-Wagner program.

November 17, 1921 (afternoon) [xerox only]
ANNA PAVOLVA RECITAL - Russian ballerina supported by a group of dancers and a full symphony orchestra.

November 18, 1921 (afternoon) [xerox only]
SPARKES-OLSHANSKY RECITAL - featuring Lenora Sparkes, soprano and Bernardo Olshansky, baritone. Part of the Ten Star concert series.

November 20 (evening) and November 21 (afternoon), 1921 [xerox only]
BURTON HOLMES TRAVEL TALKS - original motion pictures and colored views of Mexico.

November 21 through November 26, 1921 [xerox only]
KIKI - character study by Andre Picard. Starring Lenora Ulric. Cast includes Sam B. Hardy, Max Figman, Thomas Findley, Sidney Toler, Saxon Kling, Thomas Mitchell, Harry Burkhardt, Arline Fredericks, Pauline Moore, Florence Lee, Gertrude Bond, Mignon Ranseer, Jean Scott and Frances Fyle. Adapted and presented by David Belasco.

President and Mrs. Harding attend the November 23rd performance.

November 22, 1921 (afternoon) [xerox only]
HULDA LASHANSKA IN RECITAL - part of the artists' course of five performances presented by Mrs. Wilson-Greene.

November 25, 1921 (afternoon) [xerox only]
REIMERS-DU CARP IN RECITAL -- Paul Reimers, tenor and Magdeleine du Carp, pianist. Part of the Ten Star Concert series.

November 27, 1921 (afternoon) [xerox only]
JUDGE RUTHERFORD LECTURE - lecture by New York City judge and president of the International Bible Students Association on Millions Now Living Will Never Die.

November 27 (evening) and November 28 (afternoon), 1921 [xerox only]
BURTON HOLMES TRAVEL TALKS - original motion pictures and colored views of Japan.

November 28 through December 3, 1921 [xerox only]
LITTLE OLD NEW YORK - comedy by Rida Johnson Young. Featuring Genevieve Tobin. Cast includes Paul Porter. Presented by Sam H. Harris.

December 1, 1921 [xerox only]
FESTIVAL OF STRAUSS MUSIC - featuring Richard Strauss, conductor; Elisabeth Schumann, soprano; Bronislaw Huberman, violin; and Willem Willike, cello.

December 2, 1921 (afternoon) [xerox only]
JESSIE MASTERS IN RECITAL -- contralto in a concert for the benefit of the Disabled Veterans Relief Society.

December 4 (evening) and December 5 (afternoon), 1921 [xerox only]
BURTON HOLMES TRAVEL TALKS - original motion pictures and colored views of The Philippines.

December 5 through December 11, 1921
DECLASSEE - drama by Zoe Atkins. Starring Ethel Barrymore. Cast includes Edward Emery, Henry Daniell, Cyril Delevanti, Charles Wellesley, Philip Lord, Virginia Chauvenet, Irby Marshall, Jane West. Presented by Charles Frohman.

December 6, 1921 (afternoon)
PHILADELPHIA ORCHESTRA CONCERT - Leopold Stokowski conductor

December 9 (afternoon) [xerox only]
LOUISE HOMER IN RECITAL - part of the artists' course of five performances presented by Mrs. Wilson-Greene.

December 11 (evening) and December 12 (afternoon), 1921 [xerox only]
BURTON HOLMES TRAVEL TALKS - original motion pictures and colored views of Going Abroad at Home.

December 12 through December 17, 1921 [xerox only]
DEAR ME -- comedy by Hale Hamilton and Luther Reed. Starring Grace La Rue and Hale Hamilton. Staged by Winchell Smith. Presented by John Golden.

December 13, 1921 (afternoon) [xerox only]
NEW YORK SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA CONCERT - conductor: Walter Damrosch, soloist: Mme. Marguerite d'Alvarez, contralto.

December 18 (evening) and December 19 (afternoon), 1921 [xerox only]
BURTON HOLMES TRAVEL TALKS - original motion pictures and colored views of Around the World.

December 19 through December 25, 1921
BLOOD AND SAND - drama by Tom Cushing from the novel by Blasco Ibanez. Starring Otis Skinner. Cast includes Cornelia Otis Skinner, Clarence Handyside, Gretchen Yorke, . Presented by Charles Frohman.

December 26 through December 31, 1921 [xerox only]
GOLDEN DAYS - comedy by Sidney Toler and Marion Short. Starring Helen Hayes. Cast includes Donald Gallaher. Produced by A.L. Erlanger and George C. Tyler.

December 27, 1921 (afternoon) [xerox only]
HARVARD UNIVERSITY ORCHESTRA CONCERT - conductor: Walter Piston; soloist: Helen Stanley, soprano.

December 30, 1921 (afternoon) [xerox only]
PAUL KOCHANSKI IN RECITAL -- performing works for violin. Part of the Ten Star concert series.

1922
January 2 through January 7, 1922 [xerox only]
THE NATIONAL ANTHEM - drama by J. Hartley Manners. Cast inludes Laurette Taylor, Lillian Kemble Cooper, Margaret Hawkins, Greta Kemble Cooper, Ralph Morgan, Dodson Mitchell, Frank Thomas, Richie Ling, Ray Wilson, William Leonard, Paul Porcasi, William Armstrong. Produced by A.L. Erlanger and George C. Tyler.

January 6, 1922 (afternoon) [xerox only]
JOHN McCORMACK BENEFIT RECITAL - for the benefit of St. Rose's Technical School.

January 9 through January 14, 1922
THE EASIEST WAY - by Eugene Walter. Starring Frances Starr. With Robert Kelly, Joseph Kilgour, John P. Brawn, Laura Nelson Hall, Marion Kirby and Teris Loring. Produced and directed by David Belasco.

January 10, 1922 (Tuesday afternoon)
PHILADELPHIA ORCHESTRA CONCERT, - Leopold Stokowski conductor

January 13, 1922 (Friday afternoon)
TEN STAR CONCERT SERIES - featuring Mme. Marguerite D'Alvarez, contralto. Assisted by Lyell Barber at the piano.

January 16 through January 21, 1922 [no program file]
ABRAHAM LINCOLN - by John Drinkwater. Starring Frank McGlynn.

January 17, 1922 (Tuesday afternoon)
NEW YORK SYMPHONY - Albert Coates, guest conductor. Alexander Siloti, piano soloist.

January 19, 1922 (afternoon) [xerox only]
MABEL GARRISON RECITAL - program of songs by the coloratura soprano. Part of the Philharmonic course of five concerts presented by Mrs. Wilson-Greene.

January 20, 1922 (Friday afternoon)
TEN STAR CONCERT SERIES -

January 23 through January 28, 1922 [no program file]
THE CZARINA - historical comedy, adapted by Edward Sheldon from the Hungarian of Melchior Lengyel and Lajos Biro. Produced by Charles Frohman.

January 27, 1922 (Friday afternoon)
TEN STAR CONCERT SERIES - featuring Helen Marsh, American Contralto of the Metropolitan Grand Opera Company and Rozsi Varady Hungarian cellist; with Charles Gilbert Spross at the piano.

January 27, 1922
THE "KNICKERBOCKER" STORM. On the 27th and 28th, 22 inches of snow fell on Washington. At the Knickerbocker Theatre, where "School Days" was playing, the roof collapsed and more than 100 people died. This event could have influenced some change in the roof of the National when the National was closed a few months later.

January 30 through February 4, 1922
THE VARYING SHORE - by Zoe Akins. Starring Elsie Ferguson, with Laura Moore, Margot Rieman, Harris Gilmore, Donald Bethune, Charles Francis, Paul Everton, Herbert Evans, Geraldine O'Brien, Blythe Daly, James Crane, Beach Cook, Wright Kramer, Maidel Turner, Rollor Peters, Norman Houston. Directed by Sam Forrest. Presented by Sam H. Harris.

February 3, 1922 (Friday afternoon)
TEN STAR CONCERT SERIES - featuring Margurite Namara, soprano and Nicola Zerola, tenor in joint recital

February 6 through February 11, 1922
ZIEGFELD FROLIC - revue: music and lyrics by Gene Buck and Dave Stamper. Starring Will Rogers and a company of 100.

February 7 (afternoon) [xerox only]
JASCHA HEIFETZ RECITAL - part of the Philharmonic course of five concerts presented by Mrs. Wilson-Greene.

February 13 through February 18, 1922
THE DREAM MAKER - drama, based on a story by Howard E. Morton. Starring William Gillette, with Miriam Sears, Charles Laite, William Morris, Myrtle Tannahill, Frank Morgan, Marie Haynes, Harry E. Humphreys, Arthur Ebenback and George Zorn. Presented by Charles Frohman.

February 14, 1922 (Tuesday afternoon)
PHILADELPHIA ORCHESTRA CONCERT -- conductor: Leopold Stokowski

February 20 through February 26, 1922
THE WHITE-HEADED BOY - comedy by Lenox Robinson. A production of the Irish Players from the Abbey Theatre in Dublin.

February 21, 1922 (Tuesday afternoon)
NEW YORK SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA CONCERT -- Albert Coates, guest conductor

February 23, 1922 (afternoon) [xerox only]
JOSEF HOFMANN IN RECITAL - part of the artists' course of five performances presented by Mrs. Wilson-Greene.

February 27 through March 4, 1922 [no program file]
GEORGE WHITE'S SCANDALS OF 1921

February 28, 1922 (afternoon) [xerox only]
RACHMANINOFF IN RECITAL - part of the Philharmonic course of five concerts presented by Mrs. Wilson-Greene.

March 3, 1922 (Friday afternoon)
TEN STAR CONCERT SERIES - featuring Pablo Casals with Edouard Gendron at the piano.

March 6 through March 11, 1922 [no program file]
THE BROADWAY WHIRL

March 7, 1922 (afternoon) [xerox only]
FRITZ KREISLER IN RECITAL - part of the artists' course of five performances presented by Mrs. Wilson-Greene.

March 10, 1922 (Friday afternoon)
TEN STAR CONCERT SERIES - a late afternoon concert featuring

March 13 through March 18, 1922 [no program file]
THE O'BRIEN GIRL - musical comedy: music by Lou Hirsch; book and lyrics by Otto Harback and Frank Mandel. Produced by George M. Cohan.

March 14, 1922 (Tuesday afternoon)
CINCINNATI SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA - Eugene Ysaye, Conductor. Soloist, Marguerite Melville Liszniewska, pianist.

March 17, 1922 (Friday afternoon)
TEN STAR CONCERT SERIES - Tom Burke, tenor in recital with Walter Golde at the piano

March 20 through March 25, 1922
MR. PIM PASSES BY - comedy by A.A. Milne. Starring Laura Hope Crews, with Dudley Digges, Erskine Sanford, Madeleine Barr, Alison Bradshaw, Leonard Mudie and Augusta Haviland. Presented by A.L. Erlanger.

March 27 through April 1, 1922 [xerox only]
THE GOLD DIGGERS - comedy by Avery Hopwood. Cast includes Bruce McRae, H. Reeves Smith, Gertrude Vanderbilt, Jobyna Howland, Beverly West, Theodore Babcock, Ruth Terry, Cora Williams. Presented by David Belasco.

April 3 through April 8, 1922 [no program file]
THE GRAND DUKE - comedy by Sacha Guitry. Starring Lionel Atwood Produced by David Belasco.

April 4, 1922 (Tuesday afternoon)
PHILADELPHIA ORCHESTRA CONCERT, Leopold Stokowski conductor

April 10 through April 15 [no program file]
ZIEGFELD FOLLIES

April 17 through April 22, 1922 [no program file]
TIP TOP

April 20, 1922
HARVARD GLEE CLUB, Dr. Archibald T. Davison, Conductor

April 24 through April 29, 1922 [no program file]
ROBERT B. MANTELL

May 1 through May 6, 1922
NICE PEOPLE - by Rachel Crothers. Starring Francine Larrimore, with Helen Crane, Gordon Alexander, Edwin Hensley, Guy Milham, Hugh Huntley, Merle Maddern, Martin Alsop, Robert Amers and Charles Gibney. Presented by Sam H. Harris.

May 2, 1922 (aftrnoon) (xerox only)
NAVAL AIR STATION CONCERT - given under the auspices of the Soldiers Institute for the benefit of the wounded soldiers summer outing fund. The program featured Patricia Ryan, mezzo-soprano, William Van Den Angel, pianist, and Richard Lorleberg, celliest.

Summer, 1922 - Closed for Renovations
In a program photo of The New National Theatre, 1922, a series of six columns support the lower balcony, and above them six more support the second balcony. A large oval is set into the ceiling. The theatre closed for renovations in the spring of 1922. A [new?] "building [was] put up." (Wash Star 2-3-1963) This is probably when the balcony and coffered ceiling configuration which remained in 1995 was created. A photo taken in 1936 shows five figures (apparently female) painted in five panels above the proscenium, and a painting in the triangular space above the foremost box on each side. This was probably the completion of the office block and the restructuring of the auditorium interior, or possibly a total rebuilding of the theatre, although the original dressing room building could easily have lasted from 1835 until is was demolished in 1983.

The current National Theatre interior opened 27 November 1922. "The walls alone remained unchanged".

October 20, 1922 (Friday afternoon)
STAR CONCERT SERIES - featuring Mme. Schumann-Heink, contralto in recital, assisted by Florence Hardeman, violinist and Arthur Loesser, pianist.

October 24, 1922 (Tuesday afternoon)
NEW YORK SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA - part of the 1922-23 season. Walter Damrosch, conductor. Featured soloists: Paul Kochanski and Albert Spaulding in the Bach concerto for double violin.

November 27 through December 2, 1922
BULL DOG DRUMMOND - melodrama by "Sapper." Starring H.B. Warner, Geoffrey Millar, Harry Green, Harry Plimmer, C.H. Croker-King, and George Sydenham. Presented by Charles Dillingham.

December 3, 1922 [xerox ad only]
BURTON HOLMES LECTURE - Present Day Peking.

December 4 through December 9, 1922 [xerox ad only]
LA TENDRESSE - drama by Henry Bataille. Starring Henry Miller and Ruth Chatterton.

December 10, 1922 [xerox ad only]
BURTON HOLMES LECTURE - Up the Yangtze Kiang.

December 11 through December 16, 1922 [xerox ad only]
THE MERCHANT OF VENICE - tragedy of William Shakespeare. Starring Mr. David Warfield.

December 12, 1922 (afternoon)
NEW YORK SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA CONCERT -- part of the 1922-23 season. Walter Damrosch, conductor.

December 25 through December 30, 1922
THE FRENCH DOLL - comedy adapted by A.E. Thomas from the French of Paul Armont and Marcel Gerbidon. Starring Irene Bordoni. Cast includes James Hunter, Eugene Borden, Edouard Durand, Laura Lussier, William Hayes, Harry C. browne, Mary Robinson, Frederick Raymond, Jr. Burton Brown. Staged by W. H. Gilmore. Presented by E. Ray Goetz.

December 31, 1922 through January 6, 1923
BARNUM WAS RIGHT - farce by Philip Bartholomae and John Meeham. Starring Elwood F. Bostwick, Marion Coakley, Enid Markey, Will Deming, Spencer Charters, Donald Brian and Suzanne Willa. Staged by John Meeham. Presented by Louis Werba.

1923 (complete)
January 5, 1923 (afternoon) [xerox only]
MARGUERITE D'ALVEREZ RECITAL - Peruvian contralto assisted by Lois Maier at the piano.

January 7 and 8, 1923 (afternoon) [xerox only]
NEWMAN TRAVEL TALKS - lecture on Capetown

January 8 through January 13, 1923
GEORGE WHITE'S SCANDALS - music by George Gershwin; lyric by Bud DeSylva and E. Ray Gotz; book by Andy Rice, George White and W. C. Fields. Starring Peggy Dolan, Jack Witts, Winnie Lightmer, Charlie Wilkens, W.C. Fields, Lester Allen, and Olive Vaughn.

January 9, 1923 (afternoon) [xerox only]
PHILADELPHIA ORCHESTRA CONCERT - conductor: Georges Enesco

January 12, 1923 (afternoon) [xerox only]
JOHN CHARLES THOMAS RECITAL - American Baritone in recital

January 14 and 15, 1923 (afternoon) [xerox only]
NEWMAN TRAVEL TALKS - illustrated lecture on Victoria Falls

January 15 through January 21, 1923
TO THE LADIES! - comedy by George S. Kaufman and Marc S. Connelly. Starring Helen Hayes. Cast includes J. Warren Lyons, Carl Anthony, Isabel Irving, Junius Matthews, and Russell Medcraft. Staged by Howard Lindsay. Directed by A.L. Erlanger and George C. Tyler.

January 16, 1923 (afternoon) [xerox only]
NEW YORK SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA CONCERT --. Albert Coates, guest-conductor, with Mme. Freda Hempel, soloist.

January 19, 1923 (afternoon) [xerox only]
RUTH ST. DENIS - dance recital assisted by Martha Graham and the Denishawn dancers.

January 21 and 22), 1923 (afternoon) [xerox only]
NEWMAN TRAVEL TALKS - lecture on the Congo

January 22 through January 27, 1923
DULCY - comedy by George S. Kaufman and Marc Connelly. Starring Lynn Fontanne. Directed by George C. Tyler and H.H. Frazee.

January 28 and 29, 1923 (afternoon) [xerox only)]
NEWMAN TRAVEL TALKS -- illustrated lecture on Khartoum

January 29, 1923 through February 3, 1923
SHERLOCK HOLMES - by William Gillette and Arthur Conan Doyle. Starring William Gillette

February 4 and 5, 1923 (afternoon) [xerox only]
NEWMAN TRAVEL TALKS - illustrated lecture on the Sudan

February, 13, 1923 (afternoon) [xerox only]
PHILADELPHIA ORCHESTRA CONCERT - conductor: Leopold Stokowski; soloist: Paul Kochanski, violin.

February 15, 1923 (afternoon) [xerox only]
HUGH WALPOLE LECTURE - lecture by English novelist on "Novels and Novel Writing". For the benefit of the Boys Club of Washington.

February 20, 1923 (afternoon) [xerox only]
NEW YORK SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA CONCERT - Albert Coates, guest-conductor. Featured soloist: Elsa Stralia.

Februaru 23. 1923 (afternoon) [xerox only]
RUTH ST. DENIS and TED SHAWN - assisted by the Denishawn dancers

February 25 through March 3, 1923 [xerox only]
MUSIC BOX REVUE - by Irving Berlin. Cast includes William Collier, Florence Moore, Joseph Stanley, Ivy Sawyer, Ethelind Terry, Solly Ward and the Music Box Girls.

March 2, 1923 (Friday afternoon) [xerox only]
HELENA MARSH (CONTRALTO) AND HANS KINDLER (CELLO) - appeared in joint recital

March 5 throught March 10, 1923 [xerox only]
GOOD MORNING DEARIE - musical comedy music by Jerome Kern. Starring Louise Groody, Oscar Shaw and William Kent

March 8, 1923 (afternoon) [xerox only]
MARIA JERITZA RECITAL - recital by Viennese soprano

March 11 through March 17, 1923 [xerox only]
ROBERT B. MANTELL IN REPERTORY - with Genevieve Hamper, John Alexander and Henry Buckler

March 15, 1923 (afternoon) [xerox only]
JOHN CHARLES THOMAS RECITAL - the popular American Baritone in recital

March 18 through March 23, 1923
MOLLY DARLING - musical comedy based on book by Otto Harbach and William Cary Duncan; music by Tom Johnstone, lyrics by Phil Cook. Starring Jack Donahue.

March 20, 1923 (afternoon) [xerox only]
PHILADELPHIA ORCHESTRA CONCERT - conductor: Leopold Stokowski; soloist: Alfred Casella, violin.

March 22, 1923 (afternoon) Previously scheduled for February 2.
EMILIO DE GORGORZA RECITAL - Emilio de Gogorza, baritone. Part of the Ten Star Concert Series.

March 26 through March 31, 1923 [no program file]
CINDERS - musical comedy: music by Rudolf Friml; book and lyrics by Edward Clark.

April 2 through April 7, 1923 [xerox only]
ZANDER THE GREAT - comedy by Salisbury Field. Starring Alice Brady and Jerome Patrick. Produced by Charles Frohman

April 6, 1923 (afternoon) [xerox only]
HILAIRE BELLOC LECTURE - entitled The Situation In Europe.

April 9 through April 14, 1923 [xerox only]
IT IS THE LAW - melodrama by Elmer L. Rice.

April 13, 1923 (afternoon) [xerox only]
T. PAUL ALTHOUSE RECITAL - recital by American Tenor

April 15 through April 21, 1923
THE PERFECT FOOL - musical revue: music, book and lyrics by Ed Wynn. Starring Ed Wynn, with Flo Newton, True Rice, John Dale, Jay Velie, Charlotte Marmont, Rose Adaire, Edna Terry. Staged by Julian Mitchell. Presented by A. L. Erlanger and B. C. Whitney.

April 20, 1923 (afternoon) [xerox only]
DAWSON BYRNE - character impersonations of Dickens and Shakespear characters. Opera star Alfreda Warsaw also appeared on the same bill.

April 23 through April 28, 1923
THE FIRST YEAR - by Frank Craven. Starring Frank Craven. Cast includes Alice Owens, James Bradbury, Jane Ellison, Tim Murphy, Lyster Chambers, Leila Bennett, Harry Leighton and Merceita Esmonde. Staged by Winchell Smith.

During the summer of 1923, extensive renovations to the interior of the theater and construction of new structure adjacent to the theater were completed before the fall opening.

June 10, 1923 [xerox only]
NATIONAL UNIVERSITY LAW SCHOOL GRADUATION -- Keynote speaker, W.T Page, clerk of the House of Representatives

June 11, 1923
MY LADY OF THE EVENING - musical revue, presented by Miss Cora B. Shreve and featuring her pupils.

September 24 through September 29, 1923 [xerox only]
THE NERVOUS WRECK - farcical adventure by Owen Davis. Starring Otto Kruger and June Walker. Cast includes Jay Wilson, Albert Hackett, William Holden, Winifred Wellington, William Riley Hatch, Hobart Cavanaugh, J. Elmer Thompson, Edward Arnold and Joseph Brennan. Staged by Addison Pitt.

October 1 through October 6, 1923 [xerox only]
THE LAST WARNING - mystery melodrama by Thomas F. Fallo. Cast includes: Byron Beasley, Jessie Busley, Ruth Saville, Richard Gordon, Clarence Derwent, victor R. Beecroft, William Pike, Irene Homer, John W. More and John Hall. Also appearing in the performance were six of the uniformed men from the First precinct led by Lieut. Beckett.

October 8 through October 13, 1923
MUSIC BOX REVUE - music and lyrics by Irving Berlin. Starring Leila Ricard, William Gaxton, Miriam Miller and Frank Rowen.

October 11, 1923 (afternoon) [xerox only)]
PAUL KOCHANSKI RECITAL - recital by Polish violinist

October 15 through October 20, 1923 [xerox only)]
LITTLE NELLIE KELLY - words and music by George M. Cohan. Starring George M. Cohan's comedians, with Elizabeth Hines.

October 18, 1923 (afternoon) [xerox only]
ERNESTINE SCHUMANN-HEINK RECITAL - recital by coloratura soprano.

October 22 through October 27, 1923
THE AWFUL TRUTH - comedy by Arthur Richmond. Starring Ina Claire, with Bruce McRae.

October 25, 1923 (afternoon) [xerox only]
WILLY BURMESTER RECITAL -- violin recital

October 26, 1923 (afternoon) [xerox only]
ACTOR'S FUND BENEFIT - directed by Daniel Frohman , president of the fund and featuring an all star cast.

October 29 through November 3, 1923
SO THIS IS LONDON! -- by Arthur Goodrich. Cast includes Donald Gallaher, Marie Carroll, Lily Cahill, Edmund Breese and Anna Cleveland.

November 1, 1923 (afternoon) [xerox only]
DENISHAWN DANCERS - company of dancers led by Ruth St. Denis and Ted Shawn

November 2, 1923 (afternoon) [xerox only]
UKRAINIAN CHORUS - singing peasant songs of the Ukraine, under the direction of Alexander Koshets

November 5 through November 10, 1923
SANCHO PANZA - based on certain episodes of Don Quixote. Starring Otis Skinner and Robert Robson. Staged by Richard Boleslawsky. Presented by Russell Janney.

Noveember 6, 1923 (afternoon) [xerox only]
PHILADELPHIA ORCHESTRA CONCERT - conductor: Leopold Stokowski

November 8, 1923 (afternoon) [xerox only]
EMILIO DE GOGORZA RECITAL - recital by vocalist

November 12 through November 17, 1923
LOYALTIES - drama by John Galsworthy. Cast includes Charles Esdale, Mary Forbes, James Dale, Henry Carvill, Herbert Bunston, Cynthia Latham, Charles Quartermaine and Ottola Nesmith.

November 19 through November 24, 1923
ZIEGFELD FOLLIES - revue: music by Victor Herbert, Louis A. Hirsch and Dave Stamper; lyrics by Gene Buck. Cast include Martha Lorber, Andrew Tombs, Hazel Webb, Virginia King, Lurana DeLong, Lelia MaGuire, Beulah McFarland, Gloria Ahr, Edna Wheaton, Doris Lloyd, Marcelle Miller, Betty Carsdale, Betty Wilson, Irene Marcellus, Jessie Reed. Produced by F. Ziegfeld.

November 20, 1923 (afternoon) [xerox only]
THE FAR EAST - program of plays, music and dance representing the latest development of dramatic arts in Japan. Presented under the auspices of the Washington branch of the American Association of University Women.

November 22, 1923 (afternoon) [xerox only]
JOHN CHARLES THOMAS RECITAL - American barytone in recital

November 25, 1923
BURTON HOLMES LECTURE - presents Mediterranean Sky-Cruising, an aerologue combining movies and illustrations with a narration by Holmes.

November 26 through December 1, 1923
SALLY - musical comedy: lyrics by Clifford Gray; book by Guy Bolton; music by Jerome Kern. Starring Marilyn Miller and Leon Errol. With Walter Catlett. Presented by F. Ziegfeld.

December 2, 1923
BURTON HOLMES LECTURE - presents a travelogue Motoring through Italy.

December 3 through December 8, 1923
KIKI - by Andre Picard. Starring Lenore Ulric. Cast includes Sam B. Hardy, Carlton Brickert, Thomas Findlay, Jaxson Burns, Sidney Elliott, Thomas Mitchell, Harry Burkhardt, Ruth Gates. Produced by David Belasco.

December 6, 1923 (afternoon) [xerox only]
OLGA SAMAROFF RECITAL - piano recital. Ten Star series concert.

December 9, 1923 (Sunday)
BURTON HOLMES LECTURE - presents a travelogue The New Hungary.

December 10 through December 16, 1923 [xerox only]
THE OTHER ROSE - comedy by George Middleton, from the French of Edourd Bourdet. Starring Fay Bainter and Henry Hull. Cast includes Effie Shannon, Carlotta Monterey, Ernest Stallard, Maud Sinclair, Andrew J. Lawlor, Jr. Produced by David Belasco.

December 16, 1923 (Sunday)
BURTON HOLMES LECTURE - presents a travelogue Vienna to Berlin and the Ruhr.

December 17 through December 22, 1923 [xerox only]
KID BOOTS - musical comedy: book by William Anthony McGuire and Otto Harbach; music by Harry Tierney; lyrics by Joseph McCarthy.

December 23, 1923 (Sunday)
BURTON HOLMES LECTURE - presents a travelogue Glorious Switzerland.

December 24 through December 29, 1923 [xerox only]
WE MODERNS - comedy by Israel Zangwill. Starring O.P. Heggie, Isabel Irving, Kenneth MacKenna, Helen Hayes, Galwey Herbert and Olin Field. Directed by George C. Tyler.

December 31, 1923 through January 5, 1924 [xerox only]
THANK YOU - comedy by Winchell Smith and Tom Cushing. Cast includes: Harry Davenport, Martha Hedman, Frank Monroe, Richard Sterling, Phyllis Rankin, George Schiller, Herbert Saunders, Phil Bishop, Frederick Malcolm, Albert Hyde, Helen Judson and Elinor Post.

1924
January 6, 1924
NEWMAN TRAVELTALK - illustrated lecture on Chile.

January 7 through January 12, 1924 [no program file]
GEORGE WHITE'S SCANDALS - revue by "Bugs" Baer and George White; music by George Gershwin; lyrics by Arthur Jackson.

January 10, 1924 (afternoon)
STAR CONCERT SERIES - Efrem Zimbalist, violin

January 13, 1924
NEWMAN TRAVELTALK - illustrated lecture on Argentina

January 14 through January 26, 1924
LIGHTNIN' - by Winchell Smith and Frank Bacon. Cast includes Thomas Jefferson, Stuart Fox, Frank Thornton, Charles E. Evans, Margaret Mosier, Helena Phillips, Bessie Bacon, Marguerite Miller, Walter Dickinson. Staged by Winchell Smith. Presented by John Golden.

January 20, 1924
NEWMAN TRAVELTALK - illustrated lecture on Brazil

January 24, 1924 (afternoon)
STAR CONCERT SERIES - Pablo Casals, cellist

January 27, 1924
NEWMAN TRAVELTALK - illustrated lecture on The Amazon River

January 28 through February 2, 1924 [no program file]
THE CLINGING VINE - comedy by Zelda Sears.

January 31, 1924 (afternoon)
STAR CONCERT SERIES - Feodor Chaliapin - Basso accompanied by Rudolph Polk (violinist) and Feodor Koenemann (composer pianist)

February 3, 1924
NEWMAN TRAVELTALK - illustrated lecture on The Iguazu Falls, with Paraguay and Uraguay

February 4 through February 9, 1924
MERTON OF THE MOVIES - comedy by George S. Kaufman and Mark Connelly. Cast includes Glenn Hunter, Edward M. Favor, Helen Royton, Bert Melville, J.K. Murray, Albert Cowles. Directed by George C. Tyler and Hugh Ford.

February 7, 1924 (afternoon)
STAR CONCERT SERIES - Alexander Siloti, pianist

February 11 through February 16, 1924
LITTLE MISS BLUEBEARD - a gay song play by Avery Hopwood. Starring Irene Bordoni, with Arthur Margetson, Margaret Linden, William Eville, Arthur Barry, Eric Blore, Stanley Logan, Jeannette Sherwin, Eva Leonard-Boyne and Burton Brown.

February 18 through February 23, 1924
ONE KISS - comedy with music by Clare Kummer, adapted from the French; music by Maurice Yvain. Cast includes Louise Groody, Oscar Shaw, John E. Hazzard, Ada Lewis, John Price Jones, Dagmar Oakland. Staged by Fred G. Latham. Presented by Charles Dillingham.

February 25 through March 1, 1924
EARL CARROLL VANITIES - music and lyrics by Earl Carroll. Starring Peggy Joyce and Joe Cook.

February 28, 1924 (afternoon)
STAR CONCERT SERIES -- Lucy Gates (Coloratura Soprano) and Lotta Van Buren (Clavichord) in a Costume Recital of Mozart's Music

March 3 through March 8, 1924 [no program file]
THE WHITE SISTER

March 10 through March 15, 1924 [no program file]
CHAINS - by Jules Eckert Goodman

March 11, 1924
NEW YORK PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA -- Willem Mengelberg conducting and Ernest Schilling soloist

March 17 through March 22, 1924
THE CHANGELINGS - comedy by Lee Wilson Dodd. Cast includes Emma Dunn, Blanche Bates, Reginald Mason, Henry Miller, Lewis La Bay, Geoffrey Kerr, Ruth Chatterton, Felix Krembs and Walter Baldwin.

March 24 through March 29, 1924 [no program file]
THE MAGIC RING - musical. Starring Mitzi. Presented by Henry W. Savage.

April 1, 1924
ANNA PAVLOWA and her Ballet Russe

March 31 through April 5, 1924
THE GREAT LADY DEDLOCK - romantic melodrama by Paul Kester founded on incidents in the novel "Bleak House" by Charles Dickens. Starring Margaret Anglin, John Ivan, Agnes Grant, Kenneth Thomson, Harry Buchanan, and Olive Oliver. Directed by George C. Tyler.

April 6 through April 13, 1924
FILM: THE COVERED WAGON -- James Cruze's filming of Emerson Hough's story of the Gold Rush. The movie was currently making a return engagement to Washington and was playing in its second year at New York's Criterion. The cast included Ernest Torrence, Tully Marshall, J. Warren Kerrigan, Lois Wilson, Alan Hale Ethel Wales, Guy Oliver and Johnnie Fox. Produced by Paramount Pictures. Presented by Jesse L. Lasky. Matiness: $.55, .85, 1.10; Evenings: $.55, 1.10, 1.85.

April 21 through April 26, 1924
THE WASHINGTONIANS IN CHERRY BLOSSOM TIME - "A Modern Up to the Minute Comic Opera: A Satire on Political and Social Washington"

April 28 through May 3, 1924
LAUGH, CLOWN, LAUGH - by David Belasco and Tom Cushing. Starring Lionel Barrymore. Cast includes Irene Fenwick, Ian Keith, Henry Herbert, Guy Nichols, Vaughn DeLeath, Thomas Reynolds, Sidney Toler, Susanna Rossi, Leah Leroux, Rose Morison. Presented by David Belasco.

May 5 through May 10, 1924 [xerox only]
PLAIN JANE - musical comedy based on a book by Phil Cook and McElbert Moore; lyrics by Phil Cook; music by Tom Johnstone. Starring Joe Laurie Jr., Jay Gould and Lorraine Manville. Staged by Walter Brooks. Presented by Louis I. Isquith and Walter Brooks.

May 26, 1924
ROSE TIME - annual musical revue presented by Miss Cora B. Shreve and performed by her pupils.

Summer, 1924 - First Season of the National Theatre Players

September 22 through September 27, 1924 [no program file]
THE FAR CRY - drama by Arthur Richman.

October 26 through November 7, 1924 (two weeks)
JACK O'LANTERN - by Anne Caldwell and R. H. Burnside; music by Ivan Caryll. Starring Fred Stone. Cast includes Lydia Scott, Hazel Renaud, Roy Hoyer, Charles Mast Harold West, Oscar Ragland, Elsie May. Staged by R. H. Burnside. Presented by Charles Dillingham.

November 10 through November 15, 1924 [no program file]
LOLLIPOP -

November 17 through November 22, 1924 [no program file]
THE HAREM - comedy by Ernest Vajda.

November 24 through November 29, 1924 [no program file]
LASS OF LAUGHTER - comedy by Edith Carter and Nan Marriott Watson.

December 1 through December 6, 1924 [no program file]
AREN'T WE ALL - comedy by Frederick Lonsdale.

December 5, 1924 (afternoon)
ANNUAL BENEFIT FOR THE ACTOR'S FUND OF AMERICA - program includes: Meyer Davis' Famous Le Paradis Band; The Canuck with John Harrington; The Episode of Today by John Maxwell; Estelle Wentworth, soprano; The Four Diamonds; a scene from Martha by the Estelle Wentworth Opera School; Thread O' Scarlet by J.J. Bell; Ryan and Lee; Nora Bayes; Jack Benny; The James Boys, a Paul Whiteman Band; Gladys Baxter and John Hundley.

December 8 through December 13, 1924 [no program file]
LADIES OF THE EVENING - by Milton Herbert Gropper.

December 14, 1924 (Sunday)
BURTON HOLMES - a travelogue Along the Riviera

December 15 through December 20, 1924 [no program file]
MRS. PARTRIDGE PRESENTS - comedy by Mary Kennedy and Ruth Hawthorne.

December 21, 1924 (Sunday)
BURTON HOLMES - a travelogue Czechoslovakia

December 22 through December 27, 1924 [no program file]
THE SWAN - by Ferenc Molnar.

December 28, 1924 (Sunday)
BURTON HOLMES - a travelogue Glorious Switzerland

December 29, 1924 through January 3,1925 [xerox only]
LIGHTNIN' - by Winchell Smith and Frank Bacon. Cast includes Thomas Jefferson, Jack Marvin, Frank Thornton, Barney Gilmore, Margaret Mosier, Bessie Bacon, Marguerite Miller, Lillian Gilmore. Directed by Winchell Smith.

1925 [complete]
S. E. Cochran, Treasurer of the National Theatre, and Charles Jacobson, the latter on leave from his position of Treasurer of the the Sam H. Harris Theatre in New York, established the National Theatre Players repertoire stock company. Owen Davis directed. Charles Squires was the scenic artist.

January 5 through January 10, 1925 [xerox only]
GEORGE WHITE'S SCANDALS OF 1924 - revue by "Bugs" Baer and George White; music by George Gershwin; lyrics by Arthur Jackson. Cast includes Dolores Costello, Georgie Larch, Winnie Lightner, Lester Allen, Tom Patricola, the DeMarcos, Will Mahoney.

January 8, 1925 (afternoon) [xerox only]
PABLO CASALS IN RECITAL - cello recital. Piano accompanist: Edouard Gendron

January 11, 1925
NEWMAN TRAVEL TALKS - illustrated lecture on India and The Vale of Kashmir.

January 12 through January 17, 1925 [xerox only]
THE HAUNTED HOUSE - farce by Owen Davis. Starring Wallace Eddinger. Cast includes Arthur Aylsworth, Dudley Clements, Frank Monroe, Harold Vermilye, Leslie Adams, John Irwin, Isabel Withers, Mayo Methot, Helen Baxter.

January 15, 1925 (afternoon) [xerox only]
JOHN CHARLES THOMAS RECITAL - American baritone, accompanied by Lester Hodges, piano.

January 18, 1925
NEWMAN TRAVEL TALKS -illustrated lecture on Burma, Land of Golden Pagodas

January 19 through January 24, 1925 [xerox only]
THE COMIC SUPPLEMENT - musical revue: book and lyrics by J.P. McEvoy. Starring W.C. Fields, and featuring Dorothy Knapp, Lois Wild, Rae Dooley, Martha Bryan Allen, Alice Hegeman, Brooke Johns, Clarence Nordstrom, Joyce White, Hansford Wilson, Henry Sherwood, Elise Cavanna. Produced by Florenz Ziegfeld.

January 20, 1925 (afternoon) [xerox only]
PHILADELPHIA ORCHESTRA CONCERT - guest conductor: William Van Hoogstraten.

January 25, 1925
NEWMAN TRAVEL TALKS - illustrated lecture on Ceylon and Singapore

January 26 through January 31, 1925 [xerox only]
EARL CARROLL'S VANITIES - musical revue by Earl Carroll. Featuring Joe Cook, Dare and Wahl, Miller and Mack, Frank and Eddie Leslie, Kathryn Ray, Frances and Virginia Marchant, Eleanor Meeker, Desiree Tabor, Betty Fitch, Claire Elgin and Chester Fred.

January 29, 1925 (afternoon) [xerox only]
MABEL GARRISON RECITAL - coloratura soprano, accompanied by George Siemonu on piano.

February 1, 1925
NEWMAN TRAVEL TALKS - illustrated lecture on Siam and Borneo

February 2 through February 7, 1925 [xerox only]
THE DOVE - melodrama by Willard Mack, based on the story by Gerald Beaumont. Starring Holbrook Blinn. Cast includes Judith Anderson, William Harrigan, Sidney Toler, William Norris, Ruth Drayton. Presented by David Belasco. The production opened in New York on February 20th.

February 8, 1925
NEWMAN TRAVEL TALKS - illustrated lecture on Java and Sumatra

February 9 through February 14, 1925
RAIN - by John Colton and Clemence Randolph, based on the W. Somerset Maugham story, "Miss Thompson." Starring Jeanne Eagels. Cast includes John Rogers, Robert Kelly, Fritz Williams, Shirley King, Katherine Brook. Staged by John D. Williams. Presented by Sam H. Harris.

February 10, 1925 (afternoon) [xerox only]
PAUL KOCHANSKI RECITAL - master violinist playing works by Bruch, de Falla, Rimsky-Korsakoff.

February 16 through February 21, 1925 [xerox only]
SAINT JOAN - by George Bernard Shaw. Starring Julia Arthur. Cast includes Edwin Mordant, Philip Leigh, Lynn Pratt, Albert Barrett, Erskine Sanford, Lowden Adams, and Henry Travers. Directed by B. C. Whitney.

February 23 through February 28, 1925 [xerox only]
LOUIE THE 14TH - musical comedy from the German: American adaptation and lyrics by Arthur Wimperis; music by Sigmund Romberg. Starring Leon Errol. Cast includes Doris Patston, Harry Fender, Hugh Wakefield, Ethel Shutta, Margaret Wilson, Judith Vosselli, Edouard Durant. Directed by Edward Royce. Produced by Florenz Ziegfeld.

March 2 through March 7 1925 [xerox only]
PETER PAN - by James M. Barrie. Starring Marilyn Miller. Presented by Charles Dillingham.

March 3, 1925 (afternoon) [xerox only]
PHILADELPHIA ORCHESTRA CONCERT - conductor: Leopold Stokowski; soloist: Hans Kindler, cello. Program includes works by Purcell, Valentini, Schubert, Tschaikowski, Bloch and Strauss.

March 5, 1925 (afternoon) [xerox only]
THE IMPRESARIO - comic opera by Mozart: a William Wade Hinshaw production of the English text of the opera by Henry Edward Krehbiel. Cast includes Henri Scott, Francis Tyler, Hazel Huntington. Presented by T. Arthur Smith, Inc.

March 6, 1925 (afternoon) [xerox only]
MARCIA PALESTI RECITAL - Greek soprano, formerly prima donna of the Moscow Opera Company; accompanied by Michael Feveisky, piano.

March 8 through March 14, 1925 [xerox only]
NEW BROOMS - comedy by Frank Craven. Starring Frank Craven. Cast in Blyth Daly, Robert McWade, Jack Devereaux, Harry Leighton, Roris Kelly, Dorothy Blackburn, Helen Weathersby, John Ravold and James Kearney.

March 10, 1925 (afternoon) [xerox only]
NEW YORK PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA CONCERT - conductor: Willem Mengelberg; soloist: Scipione Guidi. Program includes works by Strauss and Beethoven.

March 16 through March 21, 1925
THE RIVALS -- comedy by Richard Brinsley Sheridan. Cast includes Thomas A. Wise, Kenneth Thomson, Fred Eric, James T. Powers, Chauncey Olcott, Percival Vivian, George Tawde, Herbert Belmore, Mrs. Fiske, Lola Fisher, Lotus Robb and Marie Carroll.

March 19, 1925 (afternoon) [xerox only]
ALFRED CORTOT RECITAL - French pianist. Program includes works by Chopin, Debussy

March 22 through March 28, 1925 [xerox only]
ZIEGFELD FOLLIES - musical revue:music by Victor Herbert and Dave Stamper; lyrics by Gene Buck. Cast includes Hazel Dawn, Charles King, James Kelso, Burt Wheeler, Betty Wheeler, Lon Hascall. Directed by Ned Wayburn. Produced by Florenz Ziegfeld, Jr.

March 29 - April 4, 1925 [xerox only]
THE HOLY CITY - a Lenten drama presented by the St. Patrick's players (a local Washington group), including Estelle Murray, Denis Connell, Royal Foster, Orme Libbey, John O'Donoghue, Aloysius Kane, Arlene Alcine, Maurice Jarvis, Arthur White.

March 30, 1925 (afternoon) [xerox only]
PHILADELPHIA ORCHESTRA CONCERT - conductor: Leopold Stokowski; soloist: Alfred Cortot, piano. Program includes works by Chausson, Albeniz, Saint-Saens, and Tailleferre.

April 6 through April 11, 1925 [xerox only]
THE BEST PEOPLE - comedy by David Gray and Avery Hopwood. Cast includes Florence Johns, Charles Richmond, Margaret Dale. Presented by Charles Frohman.

April 13 through April 18, 1925 [xerox only]
THE POOR NUT - comedy by J.C. Nugent and Elliott Nugent. Starring Elliott Nugent and Florence Shirley. Cast includes Percy Helton, Norma Lee, Grant Mills, Jean Mann, Wright Kramer, Margaret Fitch, John Webster, and Thomas Shearer. Presented by Petterson McNutt.

April 19, 1925 (afternoon) [xerox only]
MILTON SCHWARTZ RECITAL - violin recital by the 16 year old Washingtonian.

April 20, through April 25, 1925 [xerox only]
THE SECOND MRS. TANQUERY - by Sir Arthur Wing Pinero. Starring Ethel Barrymore. Cast includes Hanry Daniell, Lionel Pape, J. Colvil Dunn, William Kershaw, Jane Wheatley, George Thorpe, Helen Robbins, Rhy Darby, Oscar Sterling, Harold Webster, Edna Peckham and Walter Howe. Presented by Arthur Hopkins.

April 23, 1925 (afternoon) [xerox only]
HARVARD GLEE CLUB CONCERT - conductor: Dr. Archibald T. Davison.

April 26 through May 2, 1925
THE GRAB BAG - musical revue: book, lyrics and music by Ed Wynn. Starring Ed Wynn. Cast includes Jay Velie, Katherine Witchie, Marion Fairbanks, Albert Shaw, Samuel Lee, Janet Adair.

May 4 through May 9, 1925 [xerox only]
THE FAMILY UPSTAIRS - comedy by Harry Delf. Starring Ruth Nugent. Cast includes Walter Wilson, Theodore Westman, Harold Elliott. Presented by Sam H. Harris, in association with Lewis and Gordon.

May 13, 1925 [xerox only]
ALICE IN BLUNDERLAND - presented by the 20th Century Club for the benefit of the Juvenile Protection and Travelers' Aid Association.

May 15 & 16, 1925 [xerox only]
KIDDIE REVIEW - local production

May 18 through May 24, 1925 [xerox only]
THE NERVOUS WRECK - written by Owen Davis. Featuring the National Theatre Players: Minor Watson, Leneta Lane, Butler Hixon, Edward Arnold, Charles Halton and William McFadden. Presented by the National Theatre Players, directed by Clifford Brooke.

May 25 through June 1, 1925 [xerox only]
JUST MARRIED -- by Adelaide Matthews. Cast includes Minor Watson, Leneta Lane, and Dorothy Tierney. Presented by the National Theatre Players

June 2 through June 8, 1925 [xerox only]
SO THIS IS LONDON - by George M. Cohan. Cast includes Leneta Lane, Minor Watson, Romaiel Callender, Edward Arnold. Presented by the National Theatre Players.

June 9 through June 15, 1925 [xerox only]
SPRING CLEANING - by Frederick Lonsdale. Cast includes Leneta Lane, Minor Watson, Dorothy Tierney. Presented by the National Theatre Players.

June 16 through June 22, 1925 [xerox only]
THE BEST PEOPLE - by Avery Hopwood and David Gray. Cast includes Dorothy Tierney, Marjorie Metcalf, Leneta Lane, Kathryn Givney. Presented by the National Theatre Players.

June 23 through June 28, 1925 [xerox only]
THE WHOLE TOWN'S TALKING - by John Emerson and Anita Loos. Cast includes Leneta Lane, Minor Watson, Romaine Callender, William Edward Arnold, Lillian Dean. Presented by the National Theatre Players.

June 29 through July 4, 1925 [xerox only]
THE CHAMPION - comedy by Grant Mitchell. Cast includes Minor Watson, Leneta Lane, Edwin Arnold, Lillian Dean, Dorothy Tierney, Kathryn Givney, Edward Arnold. Directed by Clifford Brooke. Presented by the National Theatre Players.

July 6 through July 11, 1925 [xerox only]
MEET THE WIFE - comedy by Lynn Starling. Cast includes Minor Watson, Leneta Lane, Romaine Callender, Kathryn Givney. Directed by Clifford Brooke. Presented by the National Theatre Players.`

July 13 through July 18, 1925 [xerox only]
TWIN BEDS - comedy by Salisbury Field and Margaret Mays. Cast includes Clifford Brooke, Minor Watson, Leneta Lane, Edward Arnold and Kathryn Givney. Presented by the National Theatre Players.

July 20 through July 25, 1925 [xerox only]
AREN'T WE ALL - comedy by Frederick Lonsdale. Cast includes Clifford Brooke, John Glynn MacFarlane, Leneta Lane, Lillian Dean. Presented by the National Theatre Players.

July 27 through August 1, 1925 [xerox only]
THE GOOSE HANGS HIGH - comedy by Lewis Beach. Cast includes John Glynn MacFarlane, Kathryn Givney, Lillian Dean, Romaine Callendar, Lenata Lane. Presented by the National Theatre Players.

August 3 through August 8, 1925 [xerox only]
CHEATING CHEATERS - comedy/melodrama by Max Marcin. Cast includes Leneta Lane, John Glynn MacFarlane, Kathryn Givney, Edward Arnold, Romaine Callendar, Dorothy Tierney. Presented by the National Theatre Players.

August 10 through August 15, 1925 [xerox only]
CHICKEN FEED - comedy by Guy Bolton. Cast includes John Glynn McFarlane, Leneta Lane, Edward Arnold, Kathryn Givney. Presented by the National Theatre Players.

August 17 through August 29, 1925 [xerox only]
KIKI - a comedy of the heart by Andre Picard. Cast includes Leneta Lane, Edward Arnold, John Warner, Katherine Givney. Presented by the National Theatre Players.

August 31 through September 5, 1925 [xerox only]
WHY MEN LEAVE HOME - comedy by Avery Hopwood. Cast includes Lenata Lane, John Warner, Kathryn Givney, Edward Arnold. Presented by the National Theatre Players.

September 7 through September 12, 1925 [xerox only]
THE VORTEX - by Noel Coward. Starring Noel Coward. Cast includes Lillian Braithwaite, Mollie Kerr, Alan Hollis, Auriol Lee, Jeannette Sherwin, David Glassford, Robert Noble and George Harcourt.

September 14 through September 19, 1925 [xerox only]
GUNPOWDER - by J.C. and Elliott Nugent. Cast includes Mary Duncan, Frank Conroy, Sue MacManamy, Frank Thomas, Helen Carew, Fritz Williams and Edwin Mills. Produced by Gene Buck.

September 21 through September 26, 1925 [xerox only]
THE TALE OF THE WOLF - comedy by Ferenc Molnar. Starring Wallace Eddinger, Phyllis Povah and Roland Young.

September 28 through October 3, 1925 [xerox only]
NAUGHTY CINDERELLA - farce by Avery Hopwood, from the French of Rene Pitu and Henri Falk. Starring Irene Bordoni. Cast includes Pauline Armitage, G. Pat Collins, Orlando Daly, Adele Windsor, Etienne Girardot, Alfred Ilma, Hanry Kendall and John Deverell.

October 5 through October 10, 1925 [xerox only]
STEPPING STONES - musical comedy by Anne Caldwell and R.H. Burnside: music by Jerome Kern; lyrics by Anne Caldwell. Starring Dorothy Stone and Fred Stone.

October 11 through October 17, 1925 [xerox only]
THE PASSIONATE PRINCE - drama by Achmed Abdullah and Robert H. Davis. Starring Lowell Sherman. Presented by Carl Reed.

October 15, 1925 (afternoon) [xerox only]
THE ELIXIR OF LOVE - comic opera by Donizetti. Cast includes Hazel Huntington, Eleanor La Mance, Thomas McGranahan, and Francis Taylor. Part of the Ten Star Concert Series.

October 18 through October 24, 1925 [xerox only]
MUSIC BOX REVUE - revue: lyrics and music by Irving Berlin. Cast includes Fannie Brice, Clark and McCullough, Oscar Shaw, Grace Moore, Runaway Four, May Gobey Kitchen.

October 22, 1925 (afternoon) [xerox only]
PAVLEY-OUKRAINSKY BALLET - program of dances, featuring Andreas Pavley.

October 25 through October 31, 1925
LADY BE GOOD - musical: book by Guy Bolton and Fred Thompson; music by George Gershwin and lyrics by Ira Gershwin. Cast includes Fred and Adele Astaire, Barney Barnum, Bill Bailey, Sam Critcherson, Harry Howell, Edward Jephson, Viola Boles, Katherine Sacker, Fern Adair, Gerald Oliver Smith, Walter Catlett, Winifred Barry. Staged by Felix Edwardes.

November 2 through November 7, 1925 [xerox only]
THE LAST OF MRS. CHEYNEY - comedy by Frederick Lonsdale. Starring Ina Claire, A.E. Matthews, Roland Young. Cast includes Alfred Ayre, Felix Aylmer, Lionel Pape, Winnifred Harris, Nancy Ryan, Audrey Thompson, Helen Hays, Harry Mowbray and Mabel Buckley. Presented by Charles Dillingham.

November 9 through November 14, 1925 [xerox only]
THE SCHOOL FOR SCANDAL - comedy by Richard Brinsley Sheridan. Cast includes O.P. Heggie, Ben Field, Brian O'Neil, Harold Thomas, James Dale, Ian Hunter, May Collins, Julia Hoyt, Henrietta Crosman, Mary Hone. Directed by George C. Tyler and staged by Basil Dean.

November 12, 1925 (afternoon) [xerox only]
SOPHIE BRASLAU RECITAL - contralto.

November 16 through November 21, 1925 [xerox only]
ZIEGFELD FOLLIES - all-star review. Cast includes W.C. Fields, Ray Dooley, Edna Leedom, Dave Stamper, Irving Fisher, Peggy Fears, Clarence Nordstrom, Barbara Newberry, Tom Lewis, Bertha Belmore, Kelo Brothers, Easter and Hazelton, Tommy Mack.

November 17, 1925 (afternoon) [xerox only]
NEW YORK PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA CONCERT - conductor: Willem Mengelberg. Program includes works by Weber and Brahms. Presented by T. Arthur Smith.

November 22, 1925 [xerox only]

BURTON HOLMES TRAVELOGUE - illustrated lecture on Florence

November 24 through November 28, 1925 [xerox only]
TIP-TOES - musical comedy: book by Guy Bolton and Fred Thompson; music by George Gershwin; lyrics by Ira Gershwin. Starring Jeanette McDonald. Cast includes Robert Halliday, Bobbie Storey, Andrew Tombes, Harry Watson, Jr., Queenie Smith, Allen Kearns, Gertrude McDonald, Lovey Lee, AmyRevere, Edwin Hodge, Seldon Bennett. Book staged by John Harwood.

November 29, 1925 [xerox only]
BURTON HOLMES TRAVELOGUE - illustrated lecture on The Italian Lakes

November 30 through December 5, 1925 [xerox only]
7th HEAVEN - drama by Austin Strong. Starring Anne Forrest, Louis D'Arclay. Cast includes Remy Carpen, Grace Menken, John W. Ransone, Isabel West, W.H. Post, Harry Forsman, Charles Gotthold, Percy Winter, James C. Lane, James Newcombe, Philip Earle, John Ward and Lionel Joseph. Produced by John Golden.

December 3, 1925 (afternoon) [xerox only]
LOUIS GRAVEURE RECITAL - baritone, assisted by Arpad Sandor, piano.

December 6, 1925 [xerox only]
BURTON HOLMES TRAVELOGUE - illustrated lecture on Doing the Dolomites.

December 7 through December 12, 1925 [xerox only]
STRONGER THAN LOVE - drama by Dario Nicodemi. Starring Nance O'Neil. Cast includes Ralph Forbes, Katherine Grey, Borden Harriman, Zola Talma, Beresford Lovett, Frederick Perry, and Vincent Sternroyd.

December 11, 1925 (afternoon) [xerox only]
ACTORS' FUND BENEFIT - all-star benefit including performances by Elsie Janis, Ruth Chatterton, Daniel Frohman, John E. (Jack) Hazzard, Effie Shannon, Nance O'Neil, Murray Alper, Jack Carlyle, Reed Hamilton, Nick Long, Nate Lewis, Clyde North, Charles Park, Francis Renault, Jack Roseleigh, Desiree Stempel, Henry Smith=Gregor, W. Spencer Truman and his orchestra and dancers, and others.

December 13, 1925 [xerox only]
BURTON HOLMES TRAVELOGUE - illustrated lecture on Circling the Mediterranean.

December 14 through December 26, 1925
NO, NO, NANETTE - musical comedy: book by Frank Mandel and Otto Harbach; lyrics by Otto Harbach and Irving Caesar; music by Vincent Youmans. Starring Julia Sanderson, Donald Frian, Frank Curmit and Ona Munson.

December 13, 1925 [xerox only]
BURTON HOLMES TRAVELOGUE - illustrated lecture on Revealing Angkor the Great.

December 28, 1925 through January 2, 1926
TOPSY AND EVA - a musical comedy based on "Uncle Tom's Cabin." Music and lyrics by the Duncan Sisters. Starring Edmund Fitzpatrick, Vivian Duncan and Rosetta Duncan.

1926
January 4 through January 9, 1926 [no program file]
GEORGE WHITE'S SCANDALS - musical revue.

January 5, 1926 (afternoon) [xerox only]
NEW YORK PHILHARMONIC CONCERT - conductor: Willem Mengelberg

January 10, 1926 (afternoon) [xerox only]
NEWMAN TRAVEL TALKS - illustrated lecture on The Heart of Europe: Norway and Sweden

January 11 through January 16, 1926 [xerox only]
CLOSE QUARTERS - adapted by A. E. Thomas from Alexandre Dumas Fils' The Demi-Monde. Cast includes Elsie Ferguson, Margaret Shannon, Bruce McRae, Geoffrey Kerr and Frederick Worlock.

January 17, 1926 (afternoon) [xerox only]
NEWMAN TRAVEL TALKS - illustrated lecture on The Heart of Europe - Republican Germany

January 18 through January 23, 1926 [xerox only]
WISDOM TOOTH - comedy by Marc Connelly. Cast includes: Thomas Mitchell, Mary Phillips, Helen Chandler and Malcolm Williams.

January 24, 1926 [xerox only]
NEWMAN TRAVEL TALKS - illustrated lecture on The Heart of Europe - Vienna and Tyrol"

January 25 through January 30, 1926 [xerox only]
AMERICAN BORN - by George M. Cohan.

January 28, 1926 (afternoon) [xerox only]
WILHELM BACHAUS RECITAL - piano recital

January 31, 1926
NEWMAN TRAVEL TALKS - illustrated lecture Paris and Northern France

February 1 through February 6, 1926 [xerox only]
THE SHOW OFF - comedy by George Kelly starring John Bartels and Helen Lowell with Frances Goodriche, Winifred Wellington, C. W Goodrich and William Carey.

February 7, 1926 (Sunday)
NEWMAN TRAVEL TALKS - illustrated lecture on London, with Rambles Through England and Scotland .
February 8 through February 13, 1926 [xerox only]
SUZANNE - musical comedy based the play "Rolling Home" written by John Hunter Booth. Lyrics and book written by William Cary Duncan and music by Harold Orlob. Cast includes: Ray Raymond, Phyllis Cleveland, Frank Lalor, Dodson Mitchell, Wayne and Warren, Adora Andrews, Feon Vannar, Nick Long,dr., John Cantwell, Frank Kingdom, Mitti Manley, Joseph Selman and Ruloff and Eltori.

February 15 through February 20, 1926 [xerox only]
THE CREAKING CHAIR - directed and starring E.E. Clive with Reginald Mason, Mary Carroll. Eleanore Griffith, Brandon Peters, Leonora Harris, Gilbert Douglas, Tyrell Davis, Beatrice Miller, Stanley Harrison, Harold Chase and Robert Bennett.

February 11, 1926 (afternoon) [xerox only]
EFREM ZIMBALIST RECITAL - violin recital

February 22 through February 27, 1926 (xerox only)
THE RIVALS - comedy by Richard Brinsley Sheridan with Thomas A. Wise, Donn Cook, Fred Eric, James T.Powers, Brandon Tynan, Gerald Rogers, Barlowe Borland, Herbert Belmore, Mrs. Fiske, Lotus Robb, Jean Ford and Marie Carroll.

March 1 through March 6, 1926
THE POOR NUT - comedy by J.C. and Elliott Nugent. Starring Elliott Nugent.

February 25, 1926 (afternoon) [xerox only]
ELISABETH RETHBERG RECTIAL - featuring the prima donna soprano of the Metropolitan Opera company.

March 8 through March 13, 1926
THESE CHARMING PEOPLE - comedy by Michael Arlen. Starring Cyril Maude. Cast includes Herbert Marshall. "Positively the last appearances of Mr. Maude in Washington."

March 9, 1926 (afternoon) [xerox only]
NEW YORK PHILHARMONIC CONCERT - conductor: Wilhelm Furtwaengler

March 15 through March 20, 1926
THE GRAB BAG - book, lyrics and music by Ed Wynn. Starring Ed Wynn.

March 18, 1926 (afternoon) [xerox only]
FLONZALEY QUARTET CONCERT - in concert with Ernest Schelling, pianist.

March 22 through March 27, 1926
KID BOOTS - musical comedy: book by William Anthony McGuire and Otto Harbach; music by Harry Tierney; lyrics by Joseph McCarthy. Starring Eddie Cantor, with Mary Eaton. Offered by Florenz Ziegfeld as "his greatest success" based on Palm Beach and Golf. Staged by Edward Royce.

March 29 through April 4, 1926 [xerox only]
NO NO NANETTE - musical comedy: book by Frank Mandel and Otto Harbach; lyrics by Otto Harbach and Irving Caesar; music by Vincent Youmans. Starring Julia Sanderson, Frank Crumit, Donald Brian, and Ona Munson. Presented by H.H. Frazee.

April 5 through ??, 1926 [xerox only]
THE ALARM CLOCK -- comedy by Avery Hopwood. Cast includes Lenetta Lane, John Warner, Romaine Callender, Billy Phelps, Adelaide Hibbard. Beginning of the summer season with the National Theater Players.

September 20 through September 25, 1926 [no program file]
THE COCONUTS - musical comedy: book by George S. Kaufman; music and lyrics by Irving Berlin.

September 27 through October 23, 1926
BEN HUR - film based on the book by Lew Wallace. Starring Ramon Navarro and Francis X. Bushman. Film shown twice daily, with a Sunday matinee at 3 o'clock. Stage Presentation and Musical score by Major Edward Bowes, David Mendoza and William Axt.

October 24 through October 29, 1926
YOUNG WOODLEY -- by John Van Druten. Starring Glenn Hunter and a New York cast.

November 1 through November 6, 1926 [xerox only]
YES, YES YVETTE - musical comedy: book by James Montgomery and William Cary Duncan, based on a story by Frederick S. Isham; music by Philip Charig and Ben Jerome.

November 8 through November 13, 1926 [xerox only]
NO, NO NANETTE! - musical comedy: book by Frank Mandel and Otto Harbach; lyrics by Otto Harbach and Irving Caesar; music by Vincent Youmans and starring Hal Skelly and Louise Groody.

November 10, 1926 (afternoon) [xerox only]
NEW YORK PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA CONCERT - conductor: Willem Mengelberg

November 10 (afternoon) and November 11, 1926 [xerox only]
BURTON HOLMES TRAVELOGUE -- Seeing America by Land and Cruise.

November 14 through November 20, 1926
ZIEGFELD FOLLIES - musical revue. Starring James Barton and featuring Charles King, Ben Ali Haggin, Irving Fisher, Polly Walker, Bee Jackson.

November 16, 1926 (afternoon) [xerox only]
NEW YORK PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA CONCERT - conductor: Willem Mengelberg

November 22 through November 27, 1926 [xerox only]
THE CONSTANT WIFE - comedy by W. Somerset Maugham. Starring Ethel Barrymore. Cast includes Mabel Terry-Lewis, Cora Witherspoon, C. Aubry Smith, Frank Conroy, and Walter Kingsford. Presented by Charles Frohman.

November 28 through December 4, 1926 [xerox only]
THE LAST OF MRS. CHANEY - comedy by Frederick Lonsdale. Starring Ina Claire, with Roland Young and James Dale.

December 2, 1926 (afternoon) [xerox only]
BURTON HOLMES TRAVELOGUE -- illustrated lecture on Holland

December 5 through December 11, 1926 (xerox only)
CRAIG'S WIFE - drama by George Kelly, produced by Rosalie Stewart, and staffing Chrystal Herne, Charles Trowbridge and Anne Sutherland.

December 9, 1926 (afternoon) [xerox only]
BURTON HOLMES TRAVELOGUE - illustrated lecture on Switzerland

December 10, 1926 (afternoon) [xerox only]
MME. COBINA WRIGHT - recital by lyric soprano accompanied by Gordon Hampton.

December 13 through December 18, 1926
THE HONOR OF THE FAMILY - adapted by Paul M. Potter from the French play "La Rabouilleuse" by Emile Fabre. Starring Otis Skinner. Cast includes Jessie Royce Landis, Robert Harrison, Courtney White, Eugenie Woodward. Presented by Charles Frohman.

December 14, 1926 (afternoon) [xerox only]
SYLVIA LENT RECITAL - violin recital

December 16, 1926 (afternoon) [xerox only]
BURTON HOLMES TRAVELOGUE - illustrated lecture on The Great World Cruise

December 21 through December 25, 1926 [xerox only]
BETSY - musical comedy: book by David Freedman and Irving Caesar; music and lyrics by Richard Rogers and Lorenz Hart. Starring Belle Baker, Jimmie Hussey, Ralph Whitehead, and Dan Healy. Produced and directed by Florenz Ziegfeld.

December 27, 1926 through January 2, 1927
LOVE IN A MIST - comedy by Amelie Rives (Princess Troubetzkoy) and Gilbert Emery. Starring Madge Kennedy and Sidney Blackmer. Presented by Charles L. Wagner.

December 28, 1926 [xerox only]
NEW YORK PHILHARMONIC CONCERT - conductor: Willem Megelberg


1927
January 3 through January 8, 1927 [xerox only]
PIGS - comedy by Anne Morrison and Patterson McNutt. Starring Wallace Ford and Una Merkel. Staged by Frank Craven.

January 17 through January 22, 1927 [no program file]
CRADLE SNATCHERS - drama by Russell Medcraft and Norma Mitchell.

February 27 through March 5, 1927
BEAU GESTE - silent film starring Ronald Colman. Cast includes Neil Hamilton, Ralph Forbes, Alice Joyce, Mary Brian, Noah Beery, Norman Trevor, William Powell, Victor McLaglen.

March 7 through March 12, 1927
HONEYMOONING ON HIGH - a psychic cyclone by Hatcher Hughes. Cast includes William Adams, Lillie Van Arsdale, Marion Kerby, Lorin Raker, Marie Louise Dana, LeRoi Operti, Reginald Sheffield, Carol Humphreys, and Frank Kingdom.

March 21 through March 19, 1927 [no program file]
LE MARIE'S AFFAIRS - a revue. Starring Charlotte Greenwood, Ted Lewis and Lester Allen. Cast includes Mitty and Tillio, Lina Basquette, Beth Beri, the Albertina Rasch Bakket.

March 28 through April 4, 1927
TRELAWNY OF THE "WELLS" - comedy by Arthur Pinero. Cast includes Otto Kruger, Helen Gahagan, Estelle Winwood, Peggy Wood, Lawrance d'Orsay. Staged by William Seymour.

June 27 through July 1, 1927 [xerox only]
PEG O' MY HEART - comedy by J. Hartley Manners. Featuring the National Theatre Players, including Adelaide Hibbard, Percy Winter, Lorraine Bernard, William Phelps, Romaine Callender, Leona Powers, Charles Hampden. Directed by Clifford Brooke.

August 15 through August 20, 1927
THE SWAN - by Ferenc Molnar. Featuring The National Theatre Players, including Adelaide Hibbard, Percy Winter, Kathryn Givney, Dorothy Tierney, Leona Powers, Romaine Callender, William Phelps, Karl Nielsen, Ann Hathaway. Directed by Clifford Brooke.

August 22 through August 27, 1927 [no program file]
THE DONOVAN AFFAIR - mystery thriller by Owen Davis. Featuring the National Theatre Players. Directed by Clifford Brooke.

August 29 through September 3, 1927 [no program file]
TURN TO THE RIGHT - comedy by John Golden and Winchell Smith. Featuring the National Theatre Players. Directed by Clifford Brooke.

September 5 through September 10, 1927
7th HEAVEN - by Austin Strong. Featuring the National Theatre Players, including Charles Hampden, Clifford Kettler, Dorothy Tierney, Arthur Rhodes, Kathryn Givney, William Phelps, Leona Powers, Romaine Callender, H. Coffyn Lecky, Percy Winter, Theodore Hardy, Arthur White, Adelaide Hibbard, John Warner and William Williams. Directed by Clifford Brooke.

September 11 through September 23, 1927
OLD IRONSIDES - Paramount picture based on the story by Laurence Stallings, adapted by Harry Carr and Walter Woods. Starring Charles Farrell, Esther Ralston, Wallace Beery, George Bancroft, Charles Hill Mailes, Johnny Walker, Eddie Fetherston, George Godfrey.

September 26 through October 1, 1927 [no program file]
THE SPRINGBOARD - comedy by Alice Duer Miller. Cast includes Mary Marble, Elizabeth Risdon, Madge Kennedy, Wlater Connolly, John Maroney, Sidney Blackmer, Jane Houston, Adelaide Prince.

SHOW BOAT - World Premiere with Norma Terris as Magnolia, William Warfield as Joe

November 21 through November 26, 1927
THE MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR - comedy by William Shakespeare. Starring Mrs. Fiske and Otis Skinner, with Henrietta Crosman. Cast includes Will Geer. Produced and directed by Harrison Grey Fiske.

December 18 through December 31, 1927
THE KING OF KINGS - film by Cecil B. DeMille. Starring H.B. Warner, Jacqueline Logan.

1928
January 2 through January 7, 1928 [xerox only]
HIDDEN - by William Hurlbut. Starring Beth Merrill and Philip Merivale. Cast includes Mary Morris, Marjorie Gateson and Mary Wall. Presented by David Belasco.

January 22, 1928
NEWMAN TRAVELTALKS - lecture with motion picture on Moscow.

January 29, 1928
NEWMAN TRAVELTALKS - lecture with motion picture on The River Volga, The Caucasus, and the Crimea.

January 30 through February 4, 1928
HONEYMOON LANE -- musical comedy by Eddie Dowling and James Hanley. Starring Eddie Dowling, with Bobbie Perkins, Martha Morton, Harry Robinson. Presented by A.N. Erlanger

February 5, 1928
NEWMAN TRAVELTALKS - lecture with motion picture on Leningrad.

February 6 though February 11, 1928
DIPLOMACY - English version of a play by Victorien Sardou. Cast includes Tyrone Power, Georgette Cohan, William Faversham, Charles Coburn, Frances Starr, Helen Gahagan. Staged by Campbell Gullen. Presented by George C. Tyler.

February 12, 1928
NEWMAN TRAVELTALKS - lecture with motion picture on Normandy, Brittany and The Chateaux.

February 19, 1928
NEWMAN TRAVELTALKS - lecture with motion picture on Paris by Night, the Pyrenees, and the French Alps.

February 21 through February 25, 1928
THE THREE MUSKETEERS -- operetta: music by Rudolf Friml; lyrics by P.G. Wodehouse and Clifford Grey; adapted from the book by Alexandre Dumas. Starring Dennis King, Joseph Macaulay, Douglas R. Dumbrille, Detmar Poppen, Reginald Owen. Produced by Florenz Ziegfeld.

Pre-Broadway world premiere.

February 27 through March 3, 1928
KING OF KINGS - film by Cecil B. de Mille.

March 19 through March 24, 1928
SHE STOOPS TO CONQUER - by Oliver Goldsmith. Pauline Lord speaks the prologue, written by David Garrick. Cast includes Mrs. Leslie Carter, Fay Bainter, Lawrance d'Orsay, and Wilfrid Seagram. Staged by William Seymour. Presented by George C. Tyler.

March 26 through March 31, 1928 [no program file]
THE 19TH HOLE - comedy by Frank Craven. Starring Frank Craven, with Homer Barton, Mary Kennedy, Marion Abbott, Kitty Kelly. Produced by A.L. Erlanger.

April 9 through April 20, 1928
RIO RITA - musical comedy: music and lyrics by Harry Tierney and Joseph McCarthy; book by Guy Bolton and Fred Thompson. Title role played by Ethelind Terry. Cast includes Walter Petrie, Helene C. Clive, Walter Catlett, Vincent Serrano, Bert Wheeler, Ada-May, J. Harold Murray and Alf P. James. produced by Florenz Ziegfeld.

April 22 through 27, 1928 [no program file]
PORGY -- by DuBose and Dorothy Heyward. Cast includes Frank Wilson, Jack Carter, Evelyn Ellis, Percy Verwayne, Rose MacClendon. Staged by Rouben Hamoulian.

July 2 through July 7, 1928 [xerox only]
INTERFERENCE - by Roland Pertwee and Harold Dearden. A production of the National Theatre Players, including Adalaide Hibbard, Edward Arnold, Maurice Jarvis, Helen Wallace.

July 9 through July 14, 1928 [xerox only]
THREE WISE FOOLS - comedy by Austin Strong. A production of the National Theatre Players, including Adalaide Hibbard, Edward Arnold, Robert Brister, Charles Hampden, Leneta Lane, Helen Wallace. Staged by Clifford Brooke.

July 16 through July 22, 1928 [xerox only]
MRS. WIGGS OF THE CABBAGE PATCH - comedy by Anne Crawford Flexner. A production of the National Theatre Players.

July 23 through July 29, 1928 [xerox only]
THE NIGHTCAP - mystery melodrama by Max Marcin and Guy Bolton. A production of the National Theatre Players, including Maurice Jarvis, Robert Brister, Charles Hampden, Edward Arnold, Karl Nielsen, Helen Wallace, Leona Powers. Staged by Clifford Brooke.

July 30 through August 5, 1928 [xerox only]
CLARENCE - comedy by Booth Tarkington. A production of the National Theatre Players, including Charles Hampden, Edward Arnold, Adelaide Hibbard, William Phelps, Mary Loane, Leona Powers, Howard Miller, Helen Wallace and Arthur Rhodes. Staged by Clifford Brooke.

August 6 through August 12, 1928 [xerox only]
WHAT ANNE BROUGHT HOME - comedy-drama by Larry E. Johnson. A production of the National Theatre Players, including Edward Arnold, Adelaide Hibbard, Mary Loane, William Phelps, Charles Hampden, Leona Powers, Howard Miller, Helen Wallace, Robert Brister. Staged by Clifford Brooke..

August 13 through August 19, 1928 [xerox only]
NIGHTSTICK - melodrama by John Wray, the Nugents and Elaine Sterne Carrington. A production of the National Theatre Players, including Charles Hampden, Adalaide Hibbard, Leona Powers, Howard Miller, William Phelps, Helen Wallace, Edward Arnold, Robert Brister. Staged by Clifford Brooke.

August 20 through August 26, 1928 [xerox only]
THE HOME TOWNERS - comedy by George M. Cohan. A production of the National Theatre Players, including Robert Brister, Charles Hampden, Arthur Rhodes, Howard Miller, John Holden, Helen Wallace, Mary Loane, Leona Powers, Edward Arnold, Adelaide Hibbard and Karl Nielsen. Staged by Clifford Brooke.

August 27 through September 2, 1928 [xerox only]
THE CREAKING CHAIR - farcical mystery by Allene Tupper Wilkes. A production of the National Theatre Players, including Romaine Callender, Maurice Jarvis, Leona Powers, Helen Wallace, Howard Miller, Mary Loane, Adelaide Hibbard, John Holden, Robert Brister, Edward Arnold, Arthur Rhodes, Karl Nielsen. Staged by Charles Hampden.

September 3 through September 8, 1928 [xerox only]
CRADLE SNATCHERS - by Russell Medcraft and Norma Mitchell. A production of the National Theatre Players, including Adelaide Hibbard, Edward Arnold, Helen Wallace, Robert Brister, Leona Powers, Romaine Callender, J.James Downing, Mary Loane, Arthur Rhodes, Howard Miller, John Holden, Dorcy Cole, Catherine Birch and Geraldine Duncan. Staged by Charles Hampden.

September 10 through September 15, 1928 [xerox only]
7th HEAVEN - comedy drama by Austin Strong. A production of the National Theatre Players: Charles Hampden, Clifford Kettler, Marion Swayne, Arthur Rhodes, Helen Wallace, J. James Dowling, Leona Powers, Romaine Callender, Karl Nielsen, Robert Brister, Maurice Jarvis, Edward Arnold, Adelaide Hibbard, Howard Miller, Jerry Sickler. Staged by Charles Hampden.

September 16 through October 13, 1928
WINGS - film shown twice daily. Story by John Monk Saunders; screenplay by Hope Loring and Louis D. Lighton. Cast includes Clara Bow, Charles Rogers, Richard Arlen, El Brendel, Jobyna Ralston, Richard Tucker, Gary Cooper, Gunboat Smith, Henry B. Walthal, Julia Swayne Gordon, Arlette Marchal, George Irving, Hedda Hopper, and Nigel de Brulier. Directed by William A. Wellman. B.P. Schulberg, associate producer.

October 14 through October 20, 1928
SIMBA - film by Mr. and Mrs. Martin Johnson. Shown twice daily.

October 22 through October 27, 1928
REVOLT - by Harry Wagstaff Gribble. Starring Hugh Buckler, Grace Filkins, William Lovejoy, A.G. Andrews, Paul Gilfoyle, Anita Fugazy, Askland Powell, Charlotte Denniston, Elizabeth Allen, Eunice Stoddard. Directed by Harry Wagstaff Gribble. Presented by William Powell.

October 29 through November 3, 1928
DRACULA - dramatized by Hamilton Dean and John Balderson from the book Bram Stoker. Starring Raymond Huntley, Margot Lester, and Herbert Bunston. Staged by Ira Hards.

November 5 through November 10, 1928
HIT THE DECK - musical comedy: book by Herbert Fields; music by Vincent Youmans, lyrics by Leo Robbin and Clifford Grey; adapted from the Hubert Osburne comedy entitled "Shore Leave." Starring Queenie Smith and Charles Purcell.

November 12 through November 17, 1928
MACBETH - by William Shakespeare. Cast includes Lyn Harding, Margaret Anglin, William Farnum, Basil Gill. Staged by Douglas Ross. Directed by George C. Tyler.

November 19 through November 24, 1928
ROSALIE - musical comedy: music by George Gershwin and Sigmund Romberg; book by Wm. Anthony McGuire and Guy Bolton; lyrics by P.C. Wodehouse and Ira Gershwin. Starring Marilyn Miller and Jack Donahue, with Frank Morgan. A Ziegfeld production.

November 26 through December 1, 1928
WHOOPEE - musical comedy: book by William Anthony McGuire, based on the comedy A Nervous Wreck by Owen Davis; music by Walter Donaldson; lyrics by Gus Kahn. Starring Eddie Cantor, Ruth Etting and Jack Gifford. A Ziegfeld Production.

December 3 through December 8, 1928 [xerox only]
THE BACHELOR FATHER - comedy by Edward Childs Carpenter. Cast includes June Walker, C. Aubrey Smith, and Geoffrey Kerr. Presented by David Belasco.

December 10 through December 15, 1928 [xerox only]
JIM THE PENMAN - by Sir Charles Young. Starring William Faversham, Jacob Ben Ami, Reginald Mason, Lawrence D'Orsay, Frank Hearn, Harry Joyner, Charles Richman, Cecile Dixon, Marguerite St. John, Helen Lowell and Cecilia Loftus. Staged by Frederick Stanhope. Directed by George C. Tyler.

December 17 through December 22, 1928 [xerox only]
THE BEAUX STRATAGEM - comedy by George Farquhar. Featuring the Players' Club of New York: James T. Powers, Frances Starr, Wallace Eddinger, Fritzi Scheff, Henry E. Dixey, Brandon Tynan, Marie Carroll, Percy Ames, Raymond Hitchcock, Wilfrid Seagram, John Westley, Minnie Dupree, Howard Kyle. Directed by George C. Tyler; staged by Howard Lindsey.

December 23 through December 29, 1928
STRANGE INTERLUDE - by Eugene O'Neill. A play in nine acts, with a dinner interval. Cast includes Ralph Morgan, Walter Vonnegut, Pauline Lord, Donald MacDonald, Harry C. Bannister, Maud Durand, Lester Sheehy, Helen Ann Hughes, and James Todd. Directed by Philip Moeller.

December 30, 1928 through January 4, 1929 [xerox only]]
WOODEN KIMONO - a mystery by John Floyd. Cast includes Vera Temple and Frank Shea. Staged by Edward Powell.


1929
January 6 through January 11, 1929
FIORETTA - musical comedy: music by George Bagby and G. Romilli; book adapted by Charlton Andrews; staged by Clifford Brooke. Starring Leon Errol, Fannie Brice and Lionel Atwill, with Dorothy Knapp, George Houston, Theo. Karle, Jay Brennan.

January 20, 27, February 3, 10, 17, 1929
NEWMAN TRAVEL TALKS - series of Sunday afternoon travel talks on European countries.

February 11 through February 16, 1929
THE HIGH ROAD - comedy by Frederick Lonsdale. Cast includes Herbert Marshall, Edna Best, H. Reeve-Smith, Alfred Drayton. Presented by Charles Dillingham.

February 18 through February 23, 1929 [no program file]
THIS THING CALLED LOVE - a comedy. Featuring the National Theatre Players.

February 25 through March 2, 1929 [xerox only]
THE LITTLE SPITFIRE - comedy by Myron C. Fagan. Starring Freddie Sherman, Helen Wallace, Mary Newton, and Frank Westbrook. Staged by Addison Pitt.

March 30, 1929 [no program file]
HOLIDAY - written by Philip Barry. Washington premiere presented by the National Theatre Players Summer Repertory Company 6th Annual Season.

April 22 through April 27, 1929 [no program file]
WHAT EVERY WOMAN KNOWS - presented by the National Theatre Players

September 16 through September 21, 1929 [xerox only]
THE FRONT PAGE - by Ben Hecht and Charles MacArthur. Cast includes Cecil Holm, Allen Jenkins, Willard Robertson, John Carmody, Jack Campbell, Joseph Spurin-Calleia, Walter Baldwin, Violet Barney, Jay Wilson, Eduardo Ciannelli, Lee Tracy, Carrie Weller, Antoinette Crawford, Claude Cooper, Frances Fuller, Jessie Crommette, Osgood Perkins, Matthew Crowley. Staged by George S. Kaufman.

October 7 through October 12, 1929 [no program file]
MARCO MILLIONS - written by Eugene O'Neill. First Theatre Guild season.

October 14 through October 19, 1929 [no program file]
VOLPONE - written by Ben Jonson - The Stefan Zweig Version

October 21 through October 26, 1929 [no program file]
R.U.R. - written by Karel Kapek

October 28 through November 2, 1929
SEVEN YEAR LOVE - comedy by John D. Haggart.Cast includes George Brent, Catherine Willard, Horace Pollack. Staged by Antoinette Perry and Brock Pemberton.

November 11 through November 16, 1929
CAPRICE - written by Sil-Vara. Starring Lynn Fontanne and Alfred Lunt. Cast includes Geneva Harrison, Caroline Newcombg, Leonard Loan, Lawrence Farrell, Lily Cahill, Douglass Montgomery. Directed by Philip Moeller.

November 17 through November 23, 1929 [no program file]
HUNTING TIGERS IN INDIA - a talking film. Narrator is Commander George M. Dyott.

November 29th, 1929 [no program file]
WINGS OVER EUROPE

December 8 through December 14, 1929 [xerox only]
EARL CARROLL VANITIES - a variety show: musical numbers by Busby Berkeley; lyrics and music by Grace Henry and Morris Hamilton; additional music by by George Bagby and G. Romilli. Starring W.C. Fields. Produced and directed by Earl Carroll.

December 30, 1929 through January 4, 1930 [xerox only]
TREVELYN'S GHOST - farce/comedy by Dwight Taylor. Cast includesPhyllis Povah, Rea Martin, Harold DeBecker, Percy Ames, Patricia Barclay, Percival Vivian, Frederick Kerr, A.J. Herbert, Charles Brown. Directed by A.L. Erlanger and George C. Tyler. Staged by Frederick Kerr and Dwight Taylor.

1930
January 6 through January 11, 1930
SHERLOCK HOLMES -- by William Gillette and Arthur Conan Doyle. Starring William Gillette (his last performance in the theatre). Cast includes Wallis Clark, and John Miltern. Directed by A.L. Erlanger and George C. Tyler.

January 20 through January 25, 1930
THE VAGABOND KING - musical comedy: Starring Marion Stuart, Bert Keyes, James Ellenbecker, Joseph D. Miller, Vida Hanna, Paul Keast, Albert Hewitt. Produced and staged by George E. Wintz.

January 26, February 2, February 9, 1930
NEWMAN TRAVEL TALKS - illustrated Sunday afternoon talks on South America and Europe, impressions of 1929.

January 27 through February 1, 1930 [no program file]
PAPA JUAN - adapted by Helen and Harley Granville-Barker from the Spanish of Serafin and Joaquin Alvarez Quintero. Starring Otis Skinner. Cast includes Hardie Albright Mary Arbenz, Gerald Hamer, Catherine Grey, Robert Harrison, Octovia Kenmore, Louis La Bey, Georgia Harvey, Thomas Donnelly, Veronica Rey.

February 3 through February 8, 1930
STRANGE INTERLUDE - drama in 9 acts by Eugene O'Neill. Cast includes George Gaul, Brandon Evans, Elisabeth Risdom, Blaine Cordner, Frank Conroy, Maud Durand, Lester Sheehy, Mary Holsman, and James Todd. Directed by Philip Moeller.

February 17 through February 22, 1930
SARI -- Emmerich Kalman operetta based on a book by Julius Wilhelm and Fritz Greenbaum. Starring Mitzi. Cast includes Arthur Treacher, Boyd Marshall, George Clark, Jack Squires, Duane Nelson, Pat Clayton, Marybeth Conoly. Presented by George E. Wintz.

February 24 through March 2, 1930
SHOW BOAT - musical based on the book by Edna Ferber: music by Jerome Kern; book and lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II. Starring Irene Dunne, Howard Marsh, Margaret Carlisle, Charles Winninger, Eva Puck, Sammy White, Jules Bledsoe, Aunt Jemima, Maude Ream Stover. Produced by Florenz Ziegfeld.

March 3 through March 8, 1930
STRATFORD-UPON-AVON FESTIVAL COMPANY performing plays by William Shakespeare.: Twelfth Night, Romeo and Juliet, A Midsummer-Night's Dream, Macbeth. Cast includes Wilfred Walter, Dorothy Francis, Oliver Crombie, R. Eric Lee, Mary Holder, George Hayes.

March 23 to March 29, 1930 [no program file]
JONICA - Music by Joseph Mayes. Lyrics by William Moll.

May 11, 1930
THE RIVALS - comedy by Richard Brinsley Sheridan. Starring Mrs. Fiske. Cast includes John Craig, Rollo Peters, George Tawde, Margery Maude, Betty Linley, Edward Powell. Staged by Harrison Grey Fiske.

September 22 through September 27, 1930
PAGAN LADY - by William DuBois. Starring Lenore Ulric. Cast includes Franchot Tone, Thomas Findlay, Elise Bartless, Richard Terry, Jane Ferrell, Jane Ferrell, Leo Donnelly, Weldon Heyburn. Directed by Lewis E. Gensler. Staged by John D. Williams.

September 28 through October 4, 1930
RIPPLES - musical: book by William Anthony McGuire; lyrics by Irving Caesar and Graham John; music by Oscar Levant and Albert Sirmay. Starring Fred Stone; with Dorothy and Paula Stone. Staged by William Anthony McGuire.

October 27 through November 1, 1930
MRS. FISKE -- starring in Ladies of the Jury (comedy by Fred Ballard), Mrs. Bumpstead-Leigh (farce by Harry James Smith) and Becky Sharp (comedy by Langdon Mitchell based on Vanity Fair). Company includes: Ethel Strickland, Jennette Dowling, Elsie Keene, Alice Cowan, Eleanor Gordon, William Ingersoll, Luke Conness, Kemble Knight, Vincent James, Robert Leslie, and Thomas Shearer, Sherling Oliver, Sydney Booth, Edmund Elton, Mona Smith, Marge LaRubia, Will Geer, Edward Butler, Mary Emerson.

November 3 through November 8, 1930
SUBWAY EXPRESS - by Eva K. Flint and Martha Madison. Cast includes Leo Curley, Edward Everett Hale, 3rd; Sylvia Lowe, Frank B. Miller, Bernard Thorntton, Ralph Simone, Viola Walton. Staged by Chester Erskin. Presented by William and Harry Brandt.

November 10 through November 15, 1930
THE TAVERN - an American satire written and produced by George M. Cohan. Starring George M. Cohan. Cast includes William Jeffrey, Eda Von Buelow, Isabel Baring, Willis Claire, Edward F. Nannary. Staged by Sam Forest.

November 16 through November 22, 1930
EARL CARROLL SKETCH BOOK - a revue consisting of 53 scenes by Eddie Cantor. Original New York cast, including William Demarest, Will Mahoney, and the Three Sailors.

November 24 through November 29, 1930
A KISS OF IMPORTANCE - comedy adapted by Arthur Hornblow Jr. from a French play by Andre Picard and H.M. Harwood. Starring Basil Rathbone. Cast includes Frank Henderson, Ann Andrews, Montagu Love, Frederick Kerr, Marjorie Hollis. Directed by Lionel Atwill

December 1 through December 6, 1930
THE APPLE CART - comedy by George Bernard Shaw. Starring Tom Powers, Violet Kemble Cooper, Claude Rains, Ernest Cossart, Jane Wheatley, Eva Leonard-Boyne, Barbara Allen, and Frederick Truesdell. Staged by Philip Moeller.

December 28, 1930 through January 3, 1931
IT'S A WISE CHILD - comedy by Laurence E. Johnson. Cast includes Helen Lowell, Olga Krolow, Leila Bennett, George Walcott, Joseph Striker, Mildred McCoy, Minor Watson, Harlan Briggs, Sidney Toler, and Porter Hall. Presented by David Belasco.

1931
January 7 through January 10, 1931
PHILIP GOES FORTH - comedy by George Kelly. Cast includes Thais Lawton, Marian Barney, Thurston Hall, Dorothy Stickney, Cora Witherspoon, Harry Ellerbe, Madge Evans, Harry Gresham, Harold Webster, Ralph Urmy, Mary Gildea and Donna Pasdeloup. Staged by George Kelly.

January 19 through January 24, 1931
GREEN GROW THE LILACS - by Lynn Riggs. Starring Franchot Tone. Cast includes Lee Strasberg, Helen Westley, June Walker, Richard Hale, Tex Cooper, William T. Hays, Ruth Chorpenning. Directed by Herbert J. Biberman.

January 26 through January 31, 1931
AMERICA'S SWEETHEART - musical comedy: book by Herbert Fields, music by Richard Rogers, lyrics by Lorenz Hart. Starring John Sheehan, Gus Shy, Inez Courtney, Jack Whiting, Harriett Lake, Jeanne Aubert. Directed by Monty Woolley.

February 15 through February 20, 1931
STRICTLY DISHONORABLE - comedy by Preston Sturges. Cast includes John Robb, Guido Alexander, Ralph Locke, Lee Baker, George Meeker, Flobelle Fairbanks, Lino Manzoni, Jeremy Daley. Staged by Antoinette Perry and Brock Pemberton.

February 23 through February 27, 1931
THE LONELY WAY - tragi-comedy by Arthur Schnitzler. Cast includes Joanna Roos, Walter Coy, Ralph Roeder, Joseph Macaulay, Helen Carew, Charles Francis, Glenn Anders, Violet Kemble Cooper, Herbert Ratner, and Bretaigne Windust. Directed by Philip Moeller.

March 1 through March 6, 1931
MAKING MARY - musical comedy: book by Harold Orlob and Grace Johnson; music by Harold Lewis; lyrics by Harold Orlob. Starring June Martell, Tom Monroe, Edith Davis, Audrey Christie. Cast includes William Frawley, Will Ahern, Tom Monroe. Book directed by Edward C. Lilley; dances and ensembles staged by John Boyle.

March 2 through March 28, 1931
ELIZABETH THE QUEEN - drama by Maxwell Anderson. Starring Alfred Lunt and Lynn Fontanne. Cast includes Percy Warum, Dorothy Patten, Philip Foster, Arthur Hughes, Morris Carnovsky, Edward Fielding, William Sutter. Directed by Philip Moeller.

March 29 through April 4, 1931 [no program file]
STRICTLY DISHONORABLE - return engagement of the comedy by Preston Sturges. Starring Elizabeth Love and Cesar Romero. Cast includes Willard Dashiell, Rudolph Badaloni, Joseph McCallion, Robert Bruce Williams, Leo Leone and Edward Hartford. Staged by Antoinette Perry and Brock Pemberton.

April 6, 1931
Beginning of the season of performances by the National Theatre Players.

May 4 through May 10, 1931 [no program file]
DEATH TAKES A HOLIDAY A production of the National Theatre Players.

May 11 through May 16, 1931 [no program file]
THE ROYAL FAMILY - by George Kaufman and Edna Ferber. A production of the National Theatre Players.

May 18 through May 23, 1931
THAT'S GRATITUDE - comedy by Frank Craven. A production of the National Theatre Players: Burke Clarke, Raymond Bramley, Edward Poland, Forrest Orr, Daphne Warren-Wilson, John Warburton, Adelaide Hibbard, Nancy Sheridan, Roberta Beatty, Stanley Ridges. Staged by Clifford Brooke.

May 25 through May 30, 1931
UP POPS THE DEVIL - comedy by Albert Hackett and Frances Goodrich. A production of the National Theatre Players. Principals include: Stanley Ridges, Nancy Sheridan, Adelaide Hibbard, John Warburton, Daphne Wilson, Roberta Beatty, Eddie Poland, Forrest Orr and Raymond Brimley. Cast includes Hume Cronyn, who came to Washington while in college. Mr. Cronyn said he over-rehearsed and blew his only line. Staged by Clifford Brooke.

June 1 through June 6, 1931
BIRD IN HAND - by John Drinkwater. A production of the National Theatre Players. Principals include Daphne Warren-Wilson, and Burke Clarke. Directed by Clifford Brook who makes his annual stage appearance as the "sardine man."

June 8 through June 13, 1931
WHISPERING FRIENDS - comedy by George M. Cohan. A production of the National Theatre Players. Cast includes Roberta Beatty, Raymond Bramley, Daphne Warren-Wilson, Adelaide Hibbard and Burke Clarke. Staged by Clifford Brooke.

June 15 through June 21, 1931 [no program file]
STRANGE INTERLUDE - by Eugene O'Neill. A production of the National Theatre Players. The nine-act play was performed in two parts with a dinner intermission. Due to the length of each performance, there were no matinees. Principal players include Nancy Sheridan, Raymond Bramley, Burke Clarke, Stanley Ridges, Forrest Orr, Adelaide Hibbard.

September 14 through September 19, 1931
PETER FLIES HIGH - comedy written and directed by Myron C. Fagan. Starring Glenn Hunter, Mathew Crowley, May Loane, Eileen Wilson, Adelaide Hibbard, Brian Donlev, Dulcie Cooper, Sam Wuertzell, Burke Clarke, William T. Hays, Kathryn Givney and Forrest Orr. Presented by Leonard Bergman.

September 21 through September 26, 1931
CHERRIES ARE RIPE - comedy by John Emerson and Anita Loos. Starring Mary Ellis and Basil Sydney, with Richard Sterling, Juliana Taberna, Gavin Muir, Natalie Schaefer, Jeremy Bowman and Juan Varro. Directed by John Emerson. Presented by Arch Selwyn in association with Erlanger Production, Inc.

September 28 through October 4, 1931
PRIVATE LIVES - comedy by Noel Coward. Starring Madge Kennedy and Otto Kruger. Cast includes Helen Gilligan, Hugh Huntley and Marjorie Clark. Stage director: Ward Bishop.

October 5 through October 10,1931 [no program file]
THE ADMIRABLE CRICHTON - by Sir James M. Barrie. Starring Walter Hampden and Fay Bainter. Cast includes Sidney Greenstreet. Directed by George C. Tyler.

October 11, 1931 through October 17, 1931
EARL CARROLL VANITIES (9TH EDITION) - a revue of 66 scenes. Starring Al Trahan, Frank Mitchell and Jack Durant. Cast includes Harry Stockwell, Herb Williams, Chaz. Chase, Betty Veronica, Ruth Greely, Vivian Brooks, Sylvia Nelson, Fern McAllister. Conceived and produced by Earl Carroll.

October 18 through October 23,1931
FINE AND DANDY - musical comedy: book by Donald Ogden Stewart; music by Kay Swift; lyrics by Paul James. Starring Joe Cook. Cast includes Dave Chasen, Ethel Wilson, Nell O'Day, Alice Boulden, James Howkins, George A. Schiller, Joyhn W. Ehrle, Eleanor Powell. Entire production directed by Morris Green.

October 25 through October 31, 1931
THREE'S A CROWD - revue conceived and compiled by Howard Dietz. Starring Clifton Webb, Fred Allen and Libby Holman. Cast includes Fred MacMurray, Lou Wood, Joan Clement, Tamara Geva. Staged by Hassard Short.

November 9 through November 14, 1931
REUNION IN VIENNA - drama by Robert Sherwood. Starring the Theatre Guild Acting Company and Guest Players, including Lynn Fontanne, Lloyd Nolan, Alfred Lunt. Directed by Worthington Miner.

November 16 through November 21, 1931
AS HUSBANDS GO - written and staged by Rachel Crothers. Starring Gloria Holden and Jay Fassett, with Geoffrey Wardwell, Catharine Doucet, Roman Bohnen, Francois Steyaert Bruno Wick, Eddie Wragge, Mary Duryea, Marjorie Lytell, Robert Foulk, Jeanne Pierre. Presented by John Golden.

December 7 through December 13, 1931
MR. WHISTLER - romantic comedy by Pauline Hopkins, Sarah Curry, and A .E. Thomas. Starring Richard Hale, with Georgia Lee Hall, Bertha Belmore, Miriam Doyle, Joseph Crehan, Donald Randolph, Frank Hearn, Diantha Pattison, J. Malcolm Dunn, Reginald Carrington, David Andrada, Tracy Barrow and Charles Laite. Staged by John Hayden. Presented by Laurence Rivers, Inc.

December 15 through December 20, 1931
MERCHANT OF VENICE - drama by William Shakespeare. Starring Otis Skinner and Maude Adams. Cast includes Robert Harrison, Louis Polan, Frank Henderson, Charles Francis, Jerome Lawler, Byron Russell, Lionel Hogarth, Barry O'Neill, Martin Burton, David Stone, Joseph Curtin, Alf Helton, Theodore Zarkevich, Byron Harris, Audrey Ridgewell and Cynthia Baker. Stage director, Lionel Hogarth.

1932
January 4 through January 9, 1932
COSMOPOLITAN GRAND OPERA COMPANY - presents Rigoletto, Il Trovatore, Romeo and Juliette, Hansel and Gretel, Pagliacci, Faust, and Carmen. Under the musical and artistic direction of Jacques Samossoud.

January 11 through January 16, 1932
MOURNING BECOMES ELECTRA - trilogy by Eugene O'Neill. Cast includes Judith Anderson, Walter Abel, Seth Arnold, Harry Hermsen, Beatrice Moreland, Florence Reed, Eric Kalkhurst, Bernice Elliott, Crane Wilbur, Thurston Hall, Beatrice Maude, George W. Callahan, Forrest Zimmer, Cameron King, Allan Scott, Harold Woolf, Sara Floyd, Joseph Shea and Anne Ford. Directed by Philip Moeller. Theater Guild subscription series. All three parts of the trilogy Homecoming, The Hunted and The Haunted presented in one day, with a one hour dinner break after Homecoming.

January 18 through January 23, 1932 [year uncertain]
SMILING THROUGH - Vincent Youmans presents a musical version of Jane Cowl's success: music by Vincent Youmans; lyrics by Edward Heyman; staged by Edgar MacGregor; dances by Jack Haskell. Cast headed by Norma Terris, Ada-May; Charles Winninger and Tom Powers, with Nick Long, Jr., Dallas Welford, Michael Bartlett and Marion Ballou. Symphony orchestra under the direction of Hugo Riesenfeld.

January 25 through January 30, 1932
THE HOUSE OF CONNELLY - by Paul Green. Cast includes Franchot Tone, Fannie Belle de Knight, Elizabeth Williams, Margaret Barker, Stella Adler, Eurnice Stoddard, Morris Carnovsky, Mary Morris, Art Smith, Clifford Odets. Directed by Lee Strasberg and Cheryl Crawford. Presented by Group Theatre, Inc.

February 1 through February 6, 1932
THE BAND WAGON - revue by George S. Kaufman and Howard Dietz; music by Arthur Schwartz. Starring Fred and Adele Astaire, Frank Morgan, and Helen Broderick. Staged by Hassard Short. Presented by Max Gordon.

February 7, 1932
AN EVENING WITH MAURICE CHEVALIER - assisted by Jacques Fray and Mario Braggiotti. Presented by Charles Dillingham.

February 8 through February 10, 1932
CYRANO DE BERGERAC - English version by Brian Hooker from Edmond Rostand's comedy. Starring Walter Hampden. With Katharine Warren, Mabel Moore, John D. Seymour, Reynolds Evans, Robert Hudson, and William Sauter. Staged and directed by Mr. Hampden.

February 15 through February 20, 1932
HOT-CHA - premier of a musical comedy by Lew Brown and Ray Henderson: words and music by Lew Brown and Ray Henderson. Starring Bert Lahr, with Buddy Rogers. Cast includes Marjorie White, Lynne Overman, June Knight, Revva Y. Reyes, June Mac Cloy, Antonio and Renee De Marcos, Tito Coral, Veloz and Yolanda.

February 22 through February 27, 1932
THE SOCIAL REGISTER - by Anita Loos and John Emerson. Starring Lenore Ulric, with Sidney Blackmer. Cast includes Betty Garde, Wilred Clarke, Elizabeth Johnson, Cesar Romero, Donald Stewart, Hans Hansen, Oswald Yorke and Teresa Maxwell-Conover.

March 14 through March 19, 1932
TOO GOOD TO BE TRUE - collection of stage sermons by a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature, Bernard Shaw. Cast includes Beatrice Lillie, Ernest Cossart, Leo G. Carroll, Julius Evans, Minna Phillips, Alexander Clark Jr., Hope Williams, Hugh Sinclair, Frank Shannon, Pedro de Cordoba. Directed by Leslie Banks. A Theatre Guild production.

March 27 through April 2, 1932
THE CHOCOLATE SOLDIER - light opera by Oscar Straus adapted from Shaw's "Arms and the Man." Starring Vivienne Segal and Charles Purcell. Cast includes Sarah Edwards, Marian Palmer, Edmond Mulcahy, John Dunsmore, Allan Rogers and Theo Von Tassel.

April 4 through April 9, 1932
THE GOOD FAIRY - comedy by Molnar. Starring Helen Hayes, with Walter Connolly. Cast includes Paul McGrath, Salo Douday, Evelyn Roberts, Douglas Wood, Ruth Hammond and Jack Lynds. Presented and directed by Gilbert Miller.

April 12 through April 17, 1932
THE DEVIL PASSES -- comedy by Benn W. Levy. Starring Arthur Byron, Diana Wynyard, Mary Nash, Eric Blore, J. Malcom Dunn, Cecilia Loftus, Robert Loraine, Gwen Day Burroughs, and Basil Rathbone. Presented by Arch Selwyn.

May 25, 1932
THE VINEGAR TREE - performance by the National Theatre Players for the benefit of St. Andrew's Episcopal Church.

October 3 through October 8, 1932
LILIOM (Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday matinee) by Ferenc Molnar and CAMILLE (Tuesday, Wednesday matinee, Thursday, Saturday) by Alexander Dumas Fils. Starring Eva LeGallienne and Joseph Schildkraut. Cast includes Beatrice Terry, Robert H. Gordon, Howard da Silva, Burgess Meredith.

October 10 through October 15, 1932
THE GOOD EARTH -- from the novel by Pearl Buck; dramatized by Owen and Donald Davis. Starring Earle Larrimore, Alla Nazimova, Henry Travers, Harold Thomas, A. Francis Karll, Kate Morgan, Sidney Greenstreet. Directed by Philip Moeller.

October 16 through October 22, 1932
THE LAUGH PARADE - musical written, produced and staged by Ed Wynn: music by Harry Warren, lyrics by Mort Dixon and Joe Young. Starring Ed Wynn.

October 23 through October 29, 1932
FORWARD MARCH - a musical revue featuring songs by Lew Brown and Ray Henderson. Starring Hugh Herbert, Sally Sweet, Eric Cowley, and George Dewey Washington. Staged by Seymour Felix.

October 30 through November 4, 1932
THE CAT AND THE FIDDLE - a musical love story by Jerome Kern and Otto Harbach. Starring Bettina Hall and Michael Bartlett. Cast includes George Meador, Gladys Gillen, Arthur Treacher, Mavis Walsh, Bobby Jarvis, Katherin Fields. Technical Director, Macklin Megley. Presented by Max Gordon.

November 6 through November 12, 1932
EARL CARROLL VANITIES (ninth edition) - musical revue with music and lyrics by Harold Adamson and Burton Lane. Starring Al Trahan, Frank Mitchell and Jack Durant. Conceived and directed by Earl Carroll.

November 14 through November 19, 1932
SHOW BOAT - adapted from the novel by Edna Ferber: music by Jerome Kern; book and lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II. Starring William Kent, Eva Puck, Sammy White, Helen Morgan, Paul Keast, Bertha Belmore, Norma Terris, Angeline Lawson, Jules Bledsoe. A Ziegfeld production.

November 21 through November 26, 1932
ENCORE - by Victor Wittgenstein and Sheridan Gibney. Starring Ethel Barrymore. Cast includes Sebastian Braggiotti, Georgie Drew Mendum, Alfred A. Hesse, Misha Ferenzo, Siegfried Rumann, Josephine Hull, Iris Whitney, Frank Conroy, Clement Wilenchik, Margaret Linck, and Janes MacColl. Presented and staged by Arthur Hopkins.

December 5 through December 10, 1932
ABBEY THEATRE IRISH PLAYERS present The Rising of the Moon (by Lady Gregory), The Playboy of the Western World (J.M. Synge), The New Gossoon (George Shields), The Whiteheaded Boy (Lennox Robinson), Juno and the Paycock (Sean O'Casey), Lathleen ni Houlihan (W.B. Yeats), and The Far Off Hills (Lennox Robinson).

December 12 through December 17, 1932
THERE'S ALWAYS JULIET - comedy by John Van Druten. Starring Violet Heming and Roger Pryor. Cast includes Lillian Brennard Tonge and John Graham Spacey.

December 26 through December 28, 1932
THE STUDENT PRINCE - operetta: music by Sigmund Romberg; book and lyrics by Dorothy Donnelly. Starring Allan Jones, Gertrude Lang and George Hassell. Staged by Edward Scanlon.

December 29 through December 31, 1932
BLOSSOM TIME - operetta by Sigmund Romberg, adapted from the music of Franz Schubert and H. Berte; book and lyrics adapted from the original of A.M. Willner and H. Reichert by Dorothy Donnelly. Starring J. Charles Gilbert, Betti Davis, Charles Chesney, Manila Powers. Staged by Edward Scanlon.

1933
First Subscription Season of the Theatre Guild and the American Theatre Society.
January 2 through January 7, 1933
CORNELIA OTIS SKINNER -- performing dramatic sequences and character sketches from The Empress Eugenie and The Six Wives of Henry the VIII.

January 16 through January 22, 1933
DESIGN FOR LIVING - by Noel Coward. Starring Alfred Lund, Lynn Fontanne and Noel Coward. Cast includes Cambell Gullan, Gladys, Henson, Phyllis Connard, Ethel Russell, Alan Campbell, Ward Bishop, Leonard Loan and Mac Stinnette. Staged by Noel Coward.

January 22, 1933 (Sunday)
NEWMAN TRAVELTALKS - illustrated lecture on New York to Somaliland

January 23 through January 28, 1933
WALTER HAMPDEN -- starring in Caponsacchi and Hamlet. Caponsacchi is based on the Robert Browning poem, "The Ring and the Book, written by Arthur Goodrich and Rose A. Palmer.

January 29, 1933 (Sunday)
NEWMAN TRAVELTALKS - illustrated lecture on India to Cambodia

January 30 through February 3, 1933
OF THEE I SING - musical comedy based on the book by George S. Kaufman and Morrie Ryskind; music George Gershwin, lyrics by Ira Gershwin. Starring Victor Moore, Lois Moran, and William Gaxton. Cast includes George Murphy. Staged by George S. Kaufman. Presented by Sam H. Harris.

February 5, 1933 (Sunday)
NEWMAN TRAVELTALKS - illustrated lecture on Singapore to Hongkong

February 12, 1933 (Sunday)
NEWMAN TRAVELTALKS - illustrated lecture on China and Japan

February 13 through February 25, 1933
THE GREEN PASTURES - a fable by Marc Connelly. Cast includes Richard B. Harrison. The play had an all black cast of 33 headed by Richard B. Harrison and McKinley Reeves. However, blacks were not allowed in the audience. After complaints from the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, the management added Special Sunday evening performances which black people could attend. Staged by the author. Presented by Laurence Rivers, Inc.

February 19, 1933 (Sunday)
NEWMAN TRAVELTALKS - illustrated lecture on Hawaii to the Arctic

February 27 through March 3, 1933
COUNSELOR AT LAW - drama by Elmer Rice. Starring Paul Muni. Cast includes Regina Wallace, Harry Mervis, J. Hammond Dailey, Sam Bonnell, Jack Leslie, Jules Garfield (later known as John Garfield). Staged by the author.

March 6 through March 11, 1933
THE PICCOLI - opera by Vittorio Podrecca. Starring Emilio Cabello, Thea Carugati, Giuseppe Costa, Augusto Galli, Carlo Pessina. Opera and singers under the direction of Emilio Cardellini. Third play of the American Theatre Society subscription series.

March 27 through April 1, 1933
PIGEONS AND PEOPLE - Starring George M. Cohan and his own company of players. Directed by Sam Forrest.

April 3 through April 8, 1933
WHEN LADIES MEET - comedy by Rachel Crothers. Starring Frieda Inescourt, Selena Royle, Herbert Rawlinson, Walter Abel, Spring Byington, Auguste Aramini.

On April 5, President Roosevelt attended The National Theatre for the first time to see a performance. The President entered the box on the arm, of his son, John. The Star Spangled Banner was played.

April 17 through April 22, 1933
BEST SELLERS - adapted by Dorothy Cheston Bennett from Edouard Bourdet's "Vient de Paraitre." Starring Peggy Wood and Ernest Truex, with Ian Keith and George Coulouris. Directed by F. Cowles Strickland.

April 24 through April 29, 1930
RIDDLE ME THIS - by Daniel N. Rubin. Presented by the National Theatre Players. Company includes Helen Shields, Ted Tenley, John Sikken, Frank S. Peck, Adelaide Hibbard, Burke Clarke, Karl Nielsen, Kathryn Givnney, Forrest Orr, Ona Munson, Romaine Callendar, Bernice Bartl, Donald Woods, Leona Powers and Freddie Sherman. Staged by Clifford Brooks

April 30, 1933
THE LAMBS ANNUAL PUBLIC SPRING GAMBOL - a revue.

May 1 through May 6, 1930 [xerox only]
GROUNDS FOR DIVORCE - comedy by Guy Bolton from the work of Ernest Vajda. Presented by the National Theatre Players. Company includes Leona Powers, Donald Woods, Helen Shields, Ted Tenley, John Sikken, Frank S. Peck, Adelaide Hibbard, Burke Clarke, Karl Nielsen, Kathryn Givnney, Forrest Orr, Ona Munson, Romaine Callendar, Bernice Bartl. Staged by Clifford Brooks.


May 8 through May 13, 1930 [xerox only]
GOOD BYE AGAIN - comedy. Presented by the National Theatre Players. Company includes Leona Powers, Donald Woods, Helen Shields, Ted Tenley, John Sikken, Frank S. Peck, Adelaide Hibbard, Burke Clarke, Karl Nielsen, Kathryn Givnney, Forrest Orr, Ona Munson, Romaine Callendar, Bernice Bartl. Staged by Clifford Brooks.

May 15 through May 20, 1933 [xerox only]
HAY FEVER -- comedy by Noel Coward. Presented by the National Theatre Players. Company includes Adelaide Hibbard, Burke Clarke, Karl Nielsen, Kathryn Givney Forrest Orr, Ona Munson, Romaine Callendar, Bernice Bartl, Donald Woods, Leona Powers and Freddie Sherman.

May 22 through May 27, 1933
ANOTHER LANGUAGE - comedy by Rose Franken. Presented by the National Theatre Players, Adelaide Hibbard, Burke Clarke, Karl Nielsen, Kathryn Givney Forrest Orr, Ona Munson, Romaine Callendar, Bernice Bartl, Donald Woods, Leona Poers and Freddie Sherman. Staged by Clifford Brooke.

May 29 through June 3, 1933
SIS HOPKINS - comedy by Rose Melville. Presented by the National Theatre Players, Adelaide Hibbard, Romaine Stevens, Charlotte Mayo, Burke Clarke, Karl Nielsen, Kathryn Givney Forrest Orr, Romaine Callendar, Donald Woods, Leona Poers and Freddie Sherman. Staged by Clifford Brooke.

June 5 through June 10, 1933 [xerox only]
WHEN LADIES MEET - by Rachel Crothers. Staged by the National Theatre Players.

June 12 through June 17, 1933 [no program file]
THE PARTY'S OVER - Staged by the National Theatre Players.

September 11 through September 16, 1933 [xerox only]
DESIGN FOR LIVING - by Noel Coward. Starring Corinne Griffith, Clifford Brooke, John Litel, Robert Ober, Bernice Bartl, Karl Nielsen, George Spelvin, Edith Gresham, Helen Dodge, Freddie Sherman and Burke Clarke. Staged by Clifford Brooke.

September 18 through September 23, 1933
SEVENTH HEAVEN - by Austin Strong. Starring Helen Menken. Cast includes Freddie Sherman, Robert Ober, Karl Nielsen, Richard Kreusberg, Maude Howell Smith, John Litel, Edith Gresham, Arthur Rhodes, Helen Dodge. Staged by Clifford Brooke.

September 25 through September 30, 1933
CRIMINAL AT LARGE - drama by Edgar Wallace. Starring Nance O'Neill. Cast includes Howard Whitfield, Robert Ober, Clifford Brooke, John Litel, Karl Nielsen, Freddie Sherman, Burke Clarke, Maurice Jarvis, Dennis Connell, Helen Dodge. Staged by Clifford Brooke.

October 2 through October 7, 1933
HER MAN OF WAX - comedy adapted by Julian Thompson from the German of Walter Hasenclever. Starring Lenore Ulric. Cast includes Lloyd Corrigan, Moroni Olsen, Raymond Bramley, Jane Farrell, Clarence Rock, Mortimer H. Welden, Florence Arlington. Directed by Arthur Lubin. First play of the American Theatre Society and Theatre Guild subscription series.

October 16 through October 21, 1933
HER MASTER'S VOICE - comedy by Clare Kummer. Starring Roland Young and Laura Hope Crews. Cast includes Frances Fuller, Elizabeth Patterson, Francis Pierlot, Frederick Perry and Josephine Williams. Staged by Worthington Miner. Presented by Max Gordon. Second play of the American Theatre Society and Theatre Guild subscription series.

October 23 through October 28, 1933
MARY OF SCOTLAND - drama by Maxwell Anderson. Starring Helen Hayes, Philip Merrivale, and Helen Menken. Cast includes Leonard Willey, Mary Michael, Helen Shea, George Coulouris, Anthony Kemble-Cooper. Directed by Theresa Helburn. Third play of the American Theatre Society and Theatre Guild subscription series.

November 13 through November 18, 1933 [xerox only]
A TRIP TO PRESSBURG - by Leo Perutz, adapted by Harold Johnsrud and Philip Dunning. Starring Pola Negri, with Richard Whorf, Clarence Derwent and Eduardo Ciannelli. Directed by George Abbott. Presented by Lee Schubert. Fourth play of the American Theatre Society subscription season.

November 20 through November 25, 1933
ALICE IN WONDERLAND AND THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS -- by Lewis Carroll, adapted by Eva LeGallienne. Starring Josephine Hutchinson and Eva LeGallienne. Cast includes William S. Phillips, Charles Ellis, David Turk. Presented and directed by Eva LeGallienne.

ROMEO AND JULIET -- tragedy by William Shakespeare. Starring Eva LeGallienne. Cast includes Harold Moulton, Richard Waring, David Cameron, Staats Cotsworth, Josephine Hutchinson. Presented by Eva LeGallienne.

November 27 through December 3, 1933
THE MIKADO, PIRATES OF PENZANCE AND YEOMEN OF THE GUARD - operettas by Gilbert and Sullivan. Staged by Milton Aborn. Starring William Danforth, Herbert Waterous, Hizi Koyke.

December 4 through December 9, 1933
ZIEGFELD FOLLIES OF 1933-34, Glorifying the American Girl - Music and sketches by E.Y. Harburg, Fred Allen, Harry Tuugend, H. I. Phillips, David Freedman, Vernon Duke, Arthur Swanstrom, Louis Alter, Samuel Pokrass, Ballard MacDonald, Joseph Meyer, Chris Taylor, Janes Hanley, Ann Runnell, Harold Atteridge, Robert Dolan, Dana Suess and Billy Hill. Presented by Mrs. Florenz Ziegfeld (Billie Burke).

December 11 through December 16, 1933
BITTER SWEET - music, book and lyrics by Noel Coward. Cast inlcudes Allan Jones, Mary Starner, Herbert Weber, Margaret Carlisle, Billie Fanning, Sally Warren. Staged by Edward J. Scanlon.

December 18 through December 23, 1933
THE LAKE - drama by Dorothy Massingham and Murray MacDonald. Starring Katharine Hepburn. Cast includes Frances Starr, Blanche Bates, and Colin Clive. Produced and directed by Jed Harris.

December 31, 1933 through January 6, 1934
TEN MINUTE ALIBI - by Anthony Armstrong. Cast includes Joseph Spurin-Calleia, Stiano Braggiotti, Daphne Warren Wilson, Bramwell Fletcher, Osward Yorke, Reynolds Denniston, and John Williams. Directed by Herman Shumlin. Presented by Crosby Gaige and Lee Shubert.

1934
Second Subscription Season of the Theatre Guild and the American Theatre Society.
January 8 through January 14, 1934
LET EM EAT CAKE - musical sequel to "Of Thee I Sing": book by George S. Kaufman and Morrie Ryskind; music and lyrics by George and Ira Gershwin. Starring William Gaxton, Lois Moral and Victor Moore. Staged by George S. Kaufman.

January 15 through January 21, 1934
BIOGRAPHY - comedy by S.N. Behrman. Starring Ina Claire. Cast includes Shepperd Strudwick, Josephine Deffry, Arnold Korff, Jay Fassett, Norman Stuart, Charles Richman and Gertrude Flynn. Directed by Philip Moeller.

January 22 through January 28, 1934
DANGEROUS CORNER - by J.B. Priestly. Starring Virginia Stevens. Cast includes Jane Wheatley, Beverley Bayne, Agnes George, Jack Hartley, Warren Ashe and Gavin Muir. Staged by Jane Wheatley.

January 23, 1934 (afternoon)
BURTON HOLMES - presents a travel talk on Java.

January 29 through February 4, 1934
SAN CARLO OPERA COMPANY - performing La Boheme, Mme. Butterfly, Marth, Aida, Carmen, Lohengrin, Hansel and Gretel and Il Trovatore. Ticket prices ranged from $.55 to $2.20.

February 5 through February 10, 1934
DOUBLE DOOR - by Elizabeth McFadden. Starring Mary Morris and Ann Revere as the Van Bret Sisters. Cast includes Jack Soanes, Granville Bates, Ernest Woodward, Lucia Laska, Marjorie Dalton. Staged by H. C. Potter.

February 12 through February 17, 1934
CORNELIA OTIS SKINNER - performing popular sketches including The Loves of Charles II, The Empress Eugenie, The Wives of Henry VIII.

February 19 through February 24, 1934
THE SCHOOL FOR HUSBANDS - adaptation in rhyme by Arthur Guiterman and Lawrence Langner, based on the comedy by Moliere. Starring Osgood Perkins and June Walker. Cast includes Doris Humphreys, Charles Weidman, Flora LeBreton, Parker Steward, Stuart Casey, James Jolley. Directed by Lawrence Langner. Sixth play of the Theatre Guild's American Theatre Society.

March 4, 1934 [no program file]
BALLET RUSSE DE MONTE CARLO

March 5 through March 10, 1934
HOLD YOUR HORSES - musical comedy based on a book by Russel Crouse and Corey Ford, with "many nonsensical additions" by Joe Cook. Starring Joe Cook, with Harriet Hoctor.

March 19 through March 24, 1934
SWEET BELLS JANGLED - by Reginald Lawrence. Starring Jane Cowl. Cast includes Minor Watson, Mary Philips, Florence Edney, and Harold Webster. Directed by William W. Schorr.

March 25, 1934
BROOKE ACADEMY STUDENTS - Featuring students from the academy in scenes from several plays.

March 26 though April 1, 1934
ANNINA - operetta by Rudolf Frimel. Starring Maria Jeritza. Cast includes Alan Jones, Andrew Tombs, Louisa Mele, Jack Good, Harry Mestayer, Manart Kippen, Paul Haakon, Albertina Videk, Robert Lee Allen, Jules Epailly, Raymond O'Brien, Henry Rabke, Mary Hunt, Nathaniel Wagner, Marie Starner. Directed by William Thiele.

April 2 through April 8, 1934
RICHARD OF BORDEAUX - by Gordon Daviott. Starring Dennis King. Cast includes Hugh Buckler, Charles Bryant, Alexander Frank and Beatrice deNeergaard. Directed by William Mollison.

April 23 through April 29, 1934
JIG SAW - comedy by Dawn Powell. Starring Spring Byington and Ernest Truex. Cast includes Shepperd Strudwick, Cora Witherspoon, Eliot Cabot, Charles Richman, Gertrude Flynn, Helen Westley, Mabel Kroman. Directed by Philip Moeller.

April 28 (single performance)
THE KING OF THE GOLDEN RIVER - John Ruskin's children's classic. Presented by the Children's Theatre of New York.

April 30 through May 5, 1934
THE PURSUIT OF HAPPINESS - by Alan Child and Isabelle Loudon (a.k.a. Mr. & Mrs. Lawrence Langer). Starring The National Theatre Players in their 10th Year: Romaine Callender, Raymond Bramley, Ruth Abbott, Adelaide Hibbard, Roy Roberts, Francis Fraunie, Kathryn Givney, George Calvert. Directed by John KcKee.

May 7 through May 12, 1934
HER MASTER'S VOICE - comedy by Claire Kummer. Starring National Theatre Players Ruth Abbott, Adelaide Hibbard, Roy Roberts, Burke Clarke Kathryn Givney, Raymond Bramley and Mary Loane. Directed by John McKee.

May 14 through May 19, 1934
WELCOME STRANGER - comedy by Aaron Hoffman. Starring the National Theatre Players augmented by Robert Fischer. Directed by John McKee.

May 21 through May 26, 1934 [no program file]
ROAD TO ROME - comedy by Robert E. Sherwood. Starring Freddie Sherman and the National Theatre Players.

May 28 through June 2, 1934
JIMMIE'S WOMEN - comedy by Myron C. Fagan. Starring National Theatre Players: Roy Roberts, Freddie Sherman, George Calvert, Orris Holland, Mary Loane, Burke Clarke, Romaine Callender, Raymond Bramley, Kathryn Givney, Ruth Abbott and Adelaide Hibbard. Directed by John McKee.

June 4 through June 16, 1934
SAILOR BEWARE! - comedy by Kenyon Nicholson and Charles Robinson. Starring National Theatre Players: Roy Roberts, Freddie Sherman, George Calvert, Orris Holland, Mary Loane, Burke Clarke, Romaine Callender, Raymond Bramley, Kathryn Givney, Ruth Abbott and Adelaide Hibbard. Directed by John McKee. Raised the ire of some ministers but is cleared by Police Captain William Holmes of the 1st District.

June 17, 1934
BROOKE ACADEMY STUDENTS - Starring students from the academy in scenes from several plays.

October 8 through October 13, 1934
THE FARMER TAKES A WIFE - by Frank B. Elser and Marc Connelly. Cast includes Joseph Sweeney, Lewis Martin, Larry Oliver, Herb Williams, Margaret Hamilton, Frank Knight, Jay Young, Francis Peirlot, Joe M. Fields, Morton L. Stevens, Gibbs Penrose, Bert J. Norton, Mabel Kroman. Henry Fonda appeared in a minor role. Directed by Marc Connelly.

October 15 through October 20, 1934
JAYHAWKER - drama by Sinclair Lewis and Lloyd Lewis. Starring Fred Stone. Cast includes Walter C. Kelly and Carol Stone (daughter of the star). Directed by Joe Losey.

October 22 through October 27, 1934
BRING ON THE GIRLS - farce by George S. Kaufman and Morrie Ryskind. Starring Jack Benny, with Porter Hall, Harry Levian, Edward Nannery, Victor Kilian, Claire Carleton, Muriel Campbell, Oscar Polk. Staged by George S. Kaufman.

October 29 through November 3, 1934
ROBERTA -- musical comedy adapted from Alice Duer Miller's novel "Gowns by Roberta." Music by Jerome Kern; book and lyrics by Otto Harbach. Starring Fay Templeton and Sidney Greenstreet. Cast includes Odette Myrtil, Marty May and Raymond Middleton. Presented by Max Gordon.

November 4, 1934
BALLET RUSSES DE MONTE CARLO - Two performances only. Orchestra conducted by Antal Dorati.

November 12 through November 17, 1934
AH, WILDERNESS! - comedy by Eugene O'Neill. Starring George M. Cohan, with Jean Adair, Don Shelton, Elisha Cook Jr., Edith Emerson, Freddie Stange. Directed by Phillip Moeller.

November 19 through November 24, 1934 [no program file]
WALTER HAMPDEN IN REPERTORY - starring in Richelieu, Hamlet, Macbeth, and King Richard III. "[In the good old days,] no season was complete without the annual visits of the great actors of the time in classic and romantic drama. Mr. Hampden is the only star today who is upholding the finer traditions of the American theatre, and giving the public ageless masterpieces of drama."

November 26 through December 1, 1934
VALLEY FORGE - by Maxwell Anderson. Starring Phillip Merivale, with Edward Trevor, John Hoysredt, Reginald Mason, Stephen Appleby, Harold Gould and Harold Elliott. Directed by John Houseman and Herbert J. Biberman.

December 3 through December 8, 1934
GATHER YE ROSEBUDS - by Sidney Howard and Robert Littell. Starring Walter Connolly and Ernest Truex, with Sally Bates, Margaret Dale, Eduardo Cianelli, Alfred Hesse, Frederick Perry, Nicholas Soussanin and Alfred Ilma. Pre-Broadway production.

December 10 through December 15, 1934
ODE TO LIBERTY - adapted by Sidney Howard from Michel Duren's Liberte Provisoire. Starringp Ina Claire and Walter Slezak. Cast includes Nicholas Joy, Paul McGrath, Stanley Jessup, Allen Fagan, Katherine Stewart, Hal K. Dawson and Colin Hunter. Presented by Gilbert Miller.

December 31, 1934 through January 5, 1935
LABURNUM GROVE - comedy by J.B. Priestly. Starring Edmund Gwenn. Cast includes Margery Pickard, Marjorie Wood, Melville Cooper, Leslie Denison, A.G. Andrews, Molly Pearson, Reynold Deniston and George Anderson. Staged by Lewis Allen. Presented by Gilbert Miller and Lee Schubert.

1935
Third Subscription Season of the Theatre Guild and the American Theatre Society.
January 6, 1935
5 STAR SERIES Featuring: Egon Petri

January 7 through January 12, 1935
THE ABBEY THEATRE PLAYERS - performing The Plough and the Stars, Drama at Inish, Juno and the Paycock, The Coiner, The Playboy of the Western World, and The Whiteheaded Boy. The Dublin company includes Barry Fitzgerald, Arthur Shields and W. O'Gorman.

January 14 through January 19, 1935
ON TO FORTUNE - by Lawrence Langner and Armina Marshall. Starring Roy Atwell, Ilka Chase and Glenn Anders. Cast includes Mary Rogers, Josephine Hull, Myron McCormick, Edward Broadley, Hugh Rennie, Worthington Miner, Ralph Locke, Edward McNamara and Frank Conlan. Directed by Worthington Miner.

Pre-Broadway world premiere.

January 21 through January 26, 1935
THREE MEN ON A HORSE - comedy by John Cecil Holm and George Abbott. Starring Teddy Hart, James Lane, Millard Mitchell. Cast includes Garson Kanin, Sam Levene and Shirley Booth. Staged by George Abbott.

Pre-Broadway world premiere.

January 27, 1935
5 STAR SERIES Featuring: Ljungberg

January 28 through February 2, 1935
CORNELIA OTIS SKINNER - presenting her repertoire of four dramatic sketches: Mansion on the Hudson, The Wives of Henry VIII, the Empress Eugenie, The Loves of Charles II.

February 4 through February 9, 1935
DODSWORTH - based on the novel by Sinclair Lewis; dramatized by Sidney Howard. Starring Walter Huston. With Fay Bainter, Nan Sunderland. Directed by Robert B. Sinclair.

February 11 through February 16, 1935
AS THOUSANDS CHEER - musical by Irving Berlin and Moss Hart. Starring Dorothy Stone and Ethel Waters. Cast includes Porter Hall, Margaret Irving, Jerome Cowan, Hal Forde, Albert Carroll, and Dave Fitzgibbons. Staged by Hassard Short. The desegregation policy was temporarily lifted for this attraction.

February 18 through February 23, 1935
D'OYLY CARTE OPERA COMPANY - performing The Gondoliers, Trial by Jury, The Pirates of Penzance, The Mikado, The Yeomen of the Guard, Iolanthe. Ensemble cast is led by Martyn Green.

February 24, 1935
5 STAR SERIES - featuring Dorothy Sands, "the Supreme Contemporary Mistress of Impersonation."

March 3, 1935 [no program file]
BALLET RUSSE DE MONTE CARLO

March 10, 1935
5 STAR SERIES Concert: Chaliapin

March 18 through March 23, 1935
L'AIGLON - by Edmond Rostand; adapted by Clemence Dane. Starring Eve LeGallienne. Produced and directed by Ms. LeGallienne.

March 24, 1935
5 STAR SERIES Concert: Stravinsky and Dushkin

March 25 through March 30, 1935
LIFE BEGINS AT 8:40 - revue, with lyrics by E.Y. Harburg and Ira Gershwin, music by Harold Arlen. Starring Bert Lahr, Roy Bolger, Luella Gear, Frances Williams. Staged by John Murray Anderson.

April 1 through April 6, 1935
CEILING ZERO - premier of a drama by Frank Wead. Starring Osgood Perkins, Margaret Perry, John B. Litel. Staged by Antoinette Perry and Brock Pemberton.

April 22 through April 27, 1935
RAIN FROM HEAVEN - by S. N. Behrman. Starring Jane Cowl and John Halliday. Cast includes Hancey Castle, Alice John, Judson Laire, Jay Fassett, Marshall Grant, Lily Cahill, Staats Cotsworth and Jose Ruben. Directed by Philip Moeller.

April 28 through May 4, 1935
ACCENT ON YOUTH - comedy by Samson Raphaelson. Starring Nancy Sheridan, Adelaide Hibbard, Warren Parker, Raymond Bramley, Ruth Lee, J. Arthur Young, Edwina Wise, Forrest Orr, Roy Roberts, all members of the National Theatre Players.

May 6 though May 11, 1935
PETTICOAT FEVER - farce by Mark Reed, based on a book by Dennis King. Presented by the National Theatre Players: Roy Roberts, Edwina Wise, Karl Neilsen, Warren Parker, Nancy Sheridan, Eleanor Campsall, Forrest Orr, J. Arthur Young, George Taylor, Ruth Lee. Directed by Karl Nielsen.

May 13 through May 18, 1935
THE BISHOP MISBEHAVES - melodrama by Frederick Jackson. Presented by the National Theatre Players: J. Arthur Young, Roy Roberts, Edwina Wise, Raymond Bramley, Ruth Lee, Forrest Orr, Adelaide Hibbard, Warren Parker, George Taylor and Karl Neilsen. .Staged by Karl Neilsen.

May 20 through May 25, 1935
THE CONSTANT WIFE - comedy by W. Somerset Maugham. Starring Ethel Barrymore and the National Theatre Players: Adelaide Hibbard, Forrest Orr, Edith Speare, Maude Howell Smith, Ruth Lee, Raymond Bramley, Roy Roberts, and Karl Neilsen. Directed by Karl Nielsen.

May 27 through June 2, 1935
THE SHANGHAI GESTURE - melodrama by John Colton. Starring Florence Reed and the National Theatre Players: Roy Roberts, Edwina Wise, Karl Neilsen, Warren Parker, Nancy Sheridan, Eleanor Campsall, Forrest Orr, J. Arthur Young, George Taylor, Ruth Lee. Directed by Karl Nielsen.

June 4 through June 9, 1935 [no program file]
DECLASSEE - by Zoe Akins. Starring Ethel Barrymore and the National Theatre Players. Directed by Karl Nielsen.

September 25, 1935
THE CRUSADES - a Cecil B. DeMille film. Starring Loretta Young and Henry Wilcoxon. Cast includes Katherine deMille, Jason Robards (in two roles), Ann Sheridan, Alan Hale, Mischa Auer, J. Carroll Naish,

October 7 through October 12, 1935
VENUS IN SILK - musical play by Laurence Schwab and Lester O'Keefe; music by Robert Stolz. Cast includes Florenz Ames, Roy Gordon, Nancy McCord, Audrey Christie, and Gilbert Lamb.

October 14 through October 19, 1935
ROMEO AND JULIET - by William Shakespeare. Starring Katherine Cornell, with Florence Reed, Ralph Richardson, Maurice Evans and Charles Waldron. Cast includes Tyrone Power. Staged by Guthrie McClintic.

October 22 through October 26, 1935
PRIDE AND PREJUDICE - comedy by Helen Jerome based on the novel by Jane Austen. Starring Helen Chandler, Colin Keith-Johnson, Harold Scott, Edwina Wise, Percy Waram.. Staged by Robert Sinclair. Produced by Max Gordon.

Washington and Boston socialite Kathleen Moran [later Robey], daughter of John J. Moran ("Oil Baron's Daughter Goes On Stage" in the news headline) was recruited to say four lines, which she forgot. She played in seven shows on Broadway and went to Hollywood where she made "14 stinkers," she recalls. She was living in Washington and attending the National at 83 years of age, in 1991.

October 27 through November 9 1935 [no program file]
A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM - by William Shakespeare. Warner Brothers film starring Oliva de Haviland, James Cagney, Joe E. Brown, Dick Powell, Jean Muir, Victor Jory, Veree Teasdale, Hugh Herbert, Anita Louise, Frank McHugh, Ross Alexander, Ina Hunter, Mickey Rooney, Hobart Cavanagh, and Grant Mitchell.

November 11 through November 16, 1935
THE GREAT WALTZ - conceived and directed by Hassard Short; book by Moss Hart; lyrics by Desmond Carter; music by Johann Strauss (father and son). Starring Lee Whitney, Guy Robertson, Ralph Magelssen, and Gladys Baxter. Presented by Max Gordon.

November 18 through November 23, 1935
SWING YOUR LADY - comedy by Kenyon Nicholson and Charles Robinson. Starring Marion Warring-Manley, Ann Thomas, John Alexander, Edgar Nelson, John Butler, Walter Baldwin, Tom Faddin, Al Ochs, Horace MacMahon, Margaret English and Clara Warring. Staged by Kenyon Nicholson.

November 24, 1935 (afternoon)
NEWMAN TRAVELTALK - Italy

December 1, 1935 (afternoon)
NEWMAN TRAVELTALK - Ethiopia

December 2 through December 7, 1935
ANYTHING GOES - musical comedy: conceived by Guy Bolton, P.G. Wodehouse, Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse; music and lyrics by Cole Porter. Starring William Gaxton and Victor Moore, with Benay Venuta and Irene Delroy. Cast includes Leslie barrie, Vera Dunn, Paul Everton, Helen Raymond, George E. Mack. Staged by Howard Lindsay.

This production marked the 100th anniversary of the opening of the National Theatre.

December 8, 1935 (afternoon)
NEWMAN TRAVEL TALK on the South Seas.

December 9 through December 14, 1935
GEORGE WHITE'S SCANDALS - conceived and directed by George White; lyrics by Jack Yellen; music by Ray Henderson.. Starring Rudy Vallee, Bert Lahr, Willie and Eugene Howard, with Cliff Edwards, Gracie Barrie and Jane Cooper. Cast includes Hal Forde, Estelle Jayne.

December 16 through December 21, 1935
VICTORIA REGINA - drama by Laurence Housman. Starring Helen Hayes, with Harry Plimmer, Vincent Price, George Macready. Staged and directed by Gilbert Miller.

December 30, 1935 through January 4, 1936 [no program file]
EARL CARROLL'S SKETCH BOOK - a revue


1936
Fourth Subscription Season of the Theatre Guild and the American Theatre Society.
January 6 through January 11, 1936
PERSONAL APPEARANCE - comedy by Lawrence Riley. Starring Carole Arden. Cast includes Darthy Hinckley, Lora Rogers, Peggy Converse, George Blackwood, Suzanne Jackson, George Calvert, Walter N. Greaza, Paul A. Foley, Barbara Brown and Betty Amiard. Directed by Antoinette Perry.

January 12, 1936
TRUDI SCHOOL AND HER COMIC BALLET -- present Want Ads. Second event in the Albaugh Dance Series.

January 13 through January 18, 1936
JULIE THE GREAT - by John Taintor Foote. Starring Beth Merrill. Cast includes Louise Campbell, Morgan Farley, Mary Orr, Nicholas Joy, Kathleen Comegys, Hal Conklin, Edna Heineman, Louis Polan, Edith Gresham, Alan Goode, Maud Richmond, Damon O'Flynn, Charles Mather, Irving Stiefel, and Harry Gresham. Directed by Worthington Minor.

January 20 through January 25, 1936
CALL IT A DAY -- comedy by Dodie Smith. Starring Philip Merivale and Gladys Cooper. Cast includes Lawrence Grossmith, Glen Anders, Claudia Morgan, John Buckmaster, Valerie Cossart, Florence Edny, Esther Mitchell, Lillian Brannard Tonge, Viola Roache, Frances Williams. Directed by Tyrone Guthrie.

January 27 through February 1, 1936
CORNELIA OTIS SKINNER - performs three one-act plays: Mansion on the Hudson, The Wives of Henry VIII, The Loves of Charles II.

February 3 through February 8, 1936
THREE WISE FOOLS - comedy by Austin Strong. Starring William Gillette. Cast includes James Kirkwood, Charles Coburn, Elizabeth Love, Brandon Tynan, John Blair, William Post Jr., Isabelle Irving and Sidney Booth.

February 10 through February 15, 1936
DEAR OLD DARLING -- comedy starring George M. Cohan. Cast includes Ruth Shepley, Charles D. Brown, Joseph Sweeney, Ben Lackland, Theresa Maxwell Conover, Edna Holland, Walter Gilbert, Reynolds Denniston, Marian Shockley, Edna Holland, Joseph R. Garry, Forrest Orr, Jack Williams and Dan Carey.

February 17 through February 22, 1936 [no program file]
BLOSSOM TIME -- operetta by Sigmund Romberg, adapted from the music of Franz Schubert and H. Berte; book and lyric adapted from the original of A.M. Willner and H. Reichert by Dorothy Donnelly. Starring Helen Arnold and George Trabert.

February 24 through February 29, 1936
SWEET ALOES - by Jay Mallory. Starring Evelyn Laye. Cast includes Elliot Mason, Marjorie Martyn, Ruth Vivian, Rex Harrison, Charles Bryant, Myra Hampton, John Litel, Henry Vincent, Doris Dalton, Elizabeth Chase, John Emery, Joyce Emery. Directed by Tyrone Guthrie.

March 9 through March 14, 1936
IDIOT'S DELIGHT - by Robert Sherwood. Starring Alfred Lunt and Lynn Fontanne. Cast includes George Meader, Stephen Sandes, Barry Thomson, S. Thomas Gomez, Edgar Barrier, Edward Raquello, Sydney Greenstreet, Bretaigne Windust, Jean Macintyre, Jacqueline Paige, Connie Crowell, Frances Foley, Etna Ross. Directed by Bretaigne Windust.

Pre-Broadway world premiere.

March 16 through March 21, 1936
PORGY AND BESS - opera: play by DuBose and Dororthy Heyward; libretto by DeBose Heyward; music by George Gershwin; lyrics by DuBose Heyward and Ira Gershwin. Starring Todd Duncan as Porgy; Anne Brown as Bess; John W. Bubbles as Sportin Life; Warren Coleman as Crown. Directed by Rouben Mamoulian.

Dr. Ralph Bunche, head of Howard University's Political Science Department, obtained a special exception for Negroes to attend the performances.

March 23 through March 28, 1936
AT HOME ABROAD - musical by Howard Dietz and Arthur Schwartz. Starring Beatrice Lillie and Ethel Waters. Cast includes Herb Williams and Mitzi Mayfair; with Reginald Gardiner, Paul Haakon, Vera Allen, Nina Whitney, John McCauley, and Robert Schaffer. Produced and staged by Vincent Minnelli.

March 30 through April 4, 1936
WINTERSET - by Maxwell Anderson. Starring Burgess Meredith. Cast includes Margo, Lee Baker, Myron McCormick, Harold Johnsrud, Billy Quinn, Theodore Hecht, Morton L. Stevens, Anatole Winogradoff, Abner Biberman, Helen Wynn, and John Philliber. Staged by Guthrie McClintic.

April 5 through April 12, 1936
TOBACCO ROAD - by Jack Kirkland from the novel by Erskine Caldwell. Starring Henry Hull. Cast includes Donald Barry, Mary Servoss, Pauline Drake, Hallene Hill, Leon Ames, Dick Lee, Priscilla Knowles, Heila Stoddard, Howard Banks and Fiske O'Hara.

April 13 through April 18, 1936
CYRANO DE BERGERAC - by Edmund Rostand; English version in verse by Brian Hooker. Starring Walter Hampden who staged and directed the performance. Cast includes Katherine Warren, Ernest Rowan, William Sauter, Robert Schnitzer, C. Norman Hammond, G. Hannam Clark, Wilton Graff.

May 4 through May 9, 1936
GHOSTS - by Henrik Ibsen. Starring Nazimova, who directed by production. Cast includes Beatrice deNeergaard, Raymond O'Brien, McKay Morris, and Harry Ellerbe.

May 10 through May 16, 1936
THREE MEN ON A HORSE - comedy by John Cecil Holm and George Abbottt. Starring Jack Sheehan, Ruth Lee, Matt Briggs, Owen Martin, Harry Davenport, Mary Lone, Saul Z. Martell, William Foran, Grandon Rhodes, Eleanor Audley, Spencer Fleming, Chandos Sweet, Harold Grau, Marjorie Jarecki, and Leigh Whipper. Directed by George Abbott.

May 17 through May 23, 1936
TOBACCO ROAD - by Jack Kirkland from the novel by Erskine Caldwell. Starring Henry Hull. Cast includes Donald Barry, Mary Servoss, Pauline Drake, Hallene Hill, Leon Ames, Dick Lee, Priscilla Knowles, Heila Stoddard, Howard Banks and Fiske O'Hara.

June 10, 1936
MILDRED'S JUNIOR FOLLIES OF 1936. Routines and dances by Mildred Bargagni.

September 28 through October 3, 1936
ST. HELENA - by R.C. Sherriff and Jeanne de Casalis. Starring Maurice Evans as Napoleon. Cast includes Barry Sullivan, Reginald Mason, Joseph Macaulay, Stephen Appleby, Edward Fielding, Whitford Kane, Julia Colin, Jane Archer, Rosamond Pinchot. Staged by Robert B. Sinclair.

Opening night marked the start of the 101st season of the National Theatre.

October 5 through October 10, 1936
AND STARS REMAIN - comedy by Julius J. and Philip G. Epstein. Starring Clifton Webb and Helen Gahagan. Cast includes Claudia Morgan, Mary Sargent, Richard Barbee, Charles Richman, Suzanne Jackson, Ben Smith and Edgar Kent. Staged by Philip Moeller.

October 11, 1936
JOOSS EUROPEAN BALLET - a dance company from England. Presented by William A. Albaugh.

October 12 through October 16, 1936
END OF SUMMER -- comedy by S.N. Behrman. Starring Ina Claire and Osgood Perkins. Cast includes Shepperd Strudwick, Jean Adair, Susan Fox, Clarence Rock, Nicholas Joy, Van Heflin, Clifford Brooke, and Stiano Braggiotti. Directed by Philip Moeller.

October 19 through October 25, 1936
FIRST LADY - comedy by Katharine Dayton and George S. Kaufman. Starring Jane Cowl. Cast includes Florenz Ames, Hunter Gardner, Carrie Reynolds, Paula MacLean, Marjorie Crossland, Thomas Findley, Oswald Yorke, George R. Taylor, King Calder. Staged by Mr. Kaufman.

October 26 through October 31, 1936
PLUMES IN THE DUST -- by Sophie Treadwell. Starring Henry Hull as Edgar Allan Poe. Cast includes Mary Morris, Charles Kennedy, Fredrica Slemons, Amelia Romano, Ruth Yorke, Don Shelton, Earl Fleischman, Barbara Fulton, Iris Whitney. Staged by Arthur Hopkins.

November 2 through November 7, 1936
ETHAN FROME - a dramatization of Edith Wharton's novel by Owen Davis and Donald Davis. Starring Pauline Lord, with Earle Larimore, Dorothy Mathews. Staged by Karl Nielson

November 9 through November 21, 1936
TONIGHT AT EIGHT-THIRTY - nine plays by Noel Coward, performed in groups of three: Hands Across the Sea, the Astonished Heart, and Red Peppers; We Were Dancing, Fumed Oak, and Shadow Play; Ways and Means, Still Life, and Family Album. Starring Noel Coward and Gertrude Lawrence. Produced by Noel Coward.

November 23 through November 28, 1936
THE WINGLESS VICTORY - premier of play by Maxwell Anderson. Starring Katherine Cornell. Cast includes Mary Michael, Kent Smith, Arthur Chatterton, John Winthrop, Effie Shannon, Myron McCormick, Lois Jameson, Ruth Matteson, Barry Kelly, Theodore Pleadwell, Walter Abel, Helen Zelinskaya, Clare Howard, John Winthrop, Victor Colton, and Franklin Davis. Staged by Guthrie McClintic [Miss Cornell's husband]. Presented by Katherine Cornell.

November 30 through December 5, 1936 [no program file]
NAUGHTY MARIETTA - musical by Victor Herbert; book and lyrics by Rida Johnson Young. Starring Ilse Marvenga. Production directed and staged by Edward J. Scanlon. John Shubert production, presented by the Messrs. Shubert.

December 7 through December 12, 1936
THE SHOW IS ON - musical: music and lyrics mostly by Vernon Duke and Ted Fetter; sketches mostly by David Freedman and Moss Hart. Starring Beatrice Lillie and Bert Lahr. Cast includes Reginald Gardiner, Mitzie Mayfair, Paul Haakon, Gracie Barrie, Charles Walters, Vera Allen, John McCauley, Evelyn Thawl, Ralph Riggs and Marie Carroll. Conceived, staged and designed by Vincente Minnelli.

December 14 through December 19, 1936
OTHELLO - by William Shakespeare. Starring Walter Huston. Cast includes Nan Sutherland, Robert Keith, Natalie Hall, A.P. Kaye, and Edward Fielding. Directed by Robert Edmund Jones.

December 21 through December 26, 1936
BOY MEETS GIRL - by Bella and Samuel Spewack. Cast includes Marie Brown, Roy Roberts, Owen Martin, Richard Waring, Fleming Ward, Jean Casto, Byron Shores, and Douglas Gerard. Staged by George Abbott. Presented by Mr. Abbott.

December 28, 1936 through January 2, 1937
THE TWO MRS. CARROLLS - by Marguerite Veiller. Starring Elena Maramova, Earle Larimore and Frances Starr. Staged by John Hayden. Presented by B.A. Meyer.

1937
Fifth Subscription Season of the Theatre Guild and the American Theatre Society.
January 4 through January 9, 1937
THE CHILDREN'S HOUR - drama by Lillian Hellman. Starring Connie Nickerson, Aline McDermott, Elizabeth Seckel, Liberty Dick, Jacqueline Rousling, Elizabeth Irvin, Margaret English, Florence McGee, Katherine Emery, Ann Revere, and Blaine Cordner. Presented and directed by Herman Shumlin.

January 10, 1937 [no program file]
TRUDI SCHOOP'S COMIC BALLET - present The Blond Marie

January 11 through January 16, 1937
FREDERIKA - operetta by Franz Lehar from a book by Ludwig Hertzer and Fritz Lohner. Starring Dennis King, Helen Gleason and Ernest Truex. Staged and Directed by Hassard Short.
January 18 through January 30, 1937
D'OYLY CARTE OPERA COMPANY -- present The Gondoliers, Iolanthe, The Mikado, Trial by Jury, Pirates of Penzance, Cox and Box, HMS Pinafore, Patience, Yeoman of the Guard. Ensemble cast is headed by Martyn Green.

February 1 through February 7, 1937
HAMLET -- by William Shakespeare. Starring John Gielgud (Hamlet) and Judith Anderson (Gertrude), with Arthur Byron (Polonius) and Lillian Gish (Ophelia).Edmund O'Brien played Marcellus and the second grave digger. Presented and staged by Guthrie McClintic.

February 8 through February 13, 1937
REFLECTED GLORY - comedy by George Kelly. Starring Tallulah Bankhead, with Phillip Reed Clay Clement, Elizabeth Dunne, Ann Andrews, Chester Miller. Staged by Mr. Kelly. Presented by Lee Shubert in association with Homer Curran. At one performance, Miss Bankhead, at her curtain call, blew a kiss to her father, who was then the Speaker of the House of Representatives.

February 15, 1937
DEAD END - comedy/drama written and directed by Sidney Kingsley. Cast includes Mady Correll, Francis DeSales, Warren Ashe, Eve Bailey, May Buckley, Millicent Green and Donald Sharp. Produced by Norman Bel Geddes.

February 22 through February 27, 1937
PRIDE AND PREJUDICE - based on the Jane Austin novel. Starring Murial Kirkland, Molly Pearson, Lowell Gilmore, Eugenie Rawls, Evelyn Byrd, Robert Connes, Philip Tonge, Staats Cotsworth, David Orrick, J. Plumpton Wilson, Esther Mitchell, Helen Strickland, Chouteau Dyer, Frances Brandt and Vera Fuller-Mullerish. Directed by Robert Sinclair. Presented by Max Gordon.

March 1 through March 6, 1937 [no program file]
STORM OVER PATSY -- a comedy by Bruno Frank. Starring Sara Allgood, Roger Livesey. Cast includes Claudia Morgan and Ian MacLean.

March 6, 1937 [no program file]
REBECCA OF SUNNYBROOK FARM - by Douglas Wiggins. Single Saturday Morning performance for children.

March 8 through March 14, 1937
ON YOUR TOES - musical: book by Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart and George Abbott; music by Richard Rodgers; lyrics by Lorenz Hart. Starring Ray Bolger, Luella Gear and Tamara Geva. With Doris Carson and Monty Woolley, Dave Jones, Ethel Hampton, Tyrone Kearny, Robert Sydney, Betty Jane Smith, David Morris, Gertrude Magee, Demetrios Vilan, William Wadsworth, Robert Sidney, Fred Danieli, Basil Galahoff, Harold Haskin, Guy Stanton, Jack Quinn, George Church, Guy Stanton. Staged by Worthington Minor. Entire production under the supervision of Dwight Deere Wiman.

March 15 through March 20, 1937
BOY MEETS GIRL - comedy by Bella and Samuel Spewack. Cast headed by Betty Field, includes Clinton Sundberg, Larry Fletcher, Donald MacDonald, Charles Wagenheim, Frank Fenton, Queena Bilotti, Virginia Wallace, Nigel Blake, Sydney Andrews, Stanley Gorham, Rhea Cook, Erskine Sandord, Craig Adams, Edison Rice, John Koch, Patricia Palmer, Horace Cooper. Produced and directed by George Abbott.

March 22 through March 27, 1937
JANE EYRE - Helen Jerome's dramatization of Charlotte Bronte's novel. Starring Katherine Hepburn. With Viola Roache, Dennis Hoey, Philippa Bevans, and Patricia Peardon. Also Teresa Dale, Irving Morrow, Teresa Guerini, Shirley Dale, Katharine Stewart, Wallace Widdecombe, Wilfrid Seagram, Boyd Davis, Doris Dalton, Marga Ann Deighton and Tom Powers. Directed by Worthington Minor. Presented by the Theatre Guild, Inc.

March 29 through April 3, 1937 [no program file]
THE GREAT WALTZ - musical play conceived and directed by Hassard Short. Music by Johann Strauss (Father and Son); book by Moss Hart. Starring Gladys Clark and Earle McVeigh. Presented by Max Gordon.

May 3 through May 8, 1937 [no program file]
RUTH DRAPER IN HER CHARACTER SKETCHES -- Each night, Ruth Draper performed a series of sketches, including Opening a Bazaar; In County Kerry; Three Women and Mr. Clifford; In a Church in Italy.

May 10 through May 15, 1937
THE ZIEGFELD FOLLIES OF 1937 - lyrics by Ira Gershwin; music by Vernon Duke, sketches by David Freedman. Starring Fannie Brice and Bobby Clark. With Marian Martin, Cherry and June Preisser, Harrison and Fisher, Stan Kavanagh, Leota Lane, Marcella Swanson, Cass Daley, Hugh Camerson, Marvin Lawler, James Farrell. Production staged by John Murray Anderson.

May 16 through May 22, 1937 [no program file]
LOST HORIZON - twice daily showings of the film directed by Frank Capra. Starring Ronald Colman.

May 28 and May 29 (matinee), 1937
CINDERELLA OR THE GOOD FAIRY AND THE LITTLE GLASS SLIPPER - performed by "the juvenile pupils of Prof. Sheldon of the Washington DC Sheldon Academy.

Edmond Plohn took over from Steve Cochran as Manager sometime during this year. The program format changed slightly at this point, which may be evidence of the changeover.

September 13 through September 18, 1937
BROTHER RAT - comedy by John Monks, Jr., and Fred F. Finklehoffe. With Eddie Bracken, Mary Perry, Clare Hazel, Anna Franklin, Jean McCoy, Reese Alsop, James Gillis, Mary Rolfe, Gary Merrill, Richard Jones, Lyle Bettger, John Foster, Robert Scott. Presented and directed by George Abbott.

September 20 through September 25, 1937
SUSAN AND GOD - by Rachel Crothers. Starring Gertrude Lawrence, with Osgood Perkins, Vera Allen, Paul McGrath, Bigelow Sayre, Eleanor Audley, Fred Leslie, Edith Atwater, David Byrne, Nancy Kelly and Katherine Deane. Presented by John Golden.

October 4 through October 16, 1937
MADAME BOVARY - Gatson Baty's dramatization of Flaubert's novel. Starring Constance Cummings. With Ernest Thesiger, Eric Portman and Carl Harbord; others in the cast include Viola Roache, Harold Vermilyea, Eda Heineman, Arthur Chatterton, Alice Belmore-Cliffe, O.Z. Whitehead, Valerie Cossart, and John O'Connor. Play adapted and directed by Benn W. Levy. Presented by The Theatre Guild. Production under the supervision of Theresa Helburn, Lawrence Langer and Benn W. Levy.

October 18 through October 23, 1937
AMPHITRYON 38 - comedy by Jean Giraudoux, adapted by S.N. Behrman. Starring Alfred Lunt and Lynn Fontanne. With Richard Whorf, George Meader, Sidney Greenstreet, Alan Hewitt, Barry Thompson, Kathleen Roland, Jacqueline Paige, Ernestine de Becker, and Edith King. Directed by Bretaigne Windust. Production conceived and supervised by Mr. Lunt and Miss Fontaine.

October 25 through October 30, 1937
LEANING ON LETTY - from "Post Road" by Wilbur Daniel Steele and Norma Mitchell. Starring Charlotte Greenwood. Cast includes Russell Fillmore, Isabel Withers, Romaine Callender, George Junior, Frances Victory, Carol Arden, Boyd Irwin, Edna Holland, Wendy Atkin, William Carey, Charles Martin, Dillon Deasy, Lucia Seger. Staged and directed by Russell Fillmore. With Russell Fillmore.

November 1 through November 6, 1937
TOVARICH - comdey by Jaques Deval; English text by Robert E. Sherwood. Starring Marta Abba (wife or mistress of Luigi Pirandello) and Rudolph Forster. Cast includes Ernest Lawford, Jay Fassett, James Atruex, Leni Stengel, Amanda Duff, Cecil Humphreys. Staged by Gilbert Miller. Production Designed by Raymond Sovey. With James E. Truex, Cecil Humphreys.

November 8 through November 13, 1937
STAGE DOOR - comedy by George S. Kaufman and Edna Ferber. Starring Joan Bennett (by arrangement with Walter Wanger). Cast includes Muriel Campbell, Douglas Gilmore, Richard Kendrick, Walter Davis, Homer Miles, Madeline Grey, Helen Ray, Barna Ostertag, Virginia Rousseau, Wilma Francis and Bert Wilcox. Presented by Sam H. Harris.

November 15 through November 20, 1937
THE GHOST OF YANKEE DOODLE - by Sidney Howard. Starring Ethel Barrymore and Dudley Digges. Cast includes Frank Conroy, Eliot Cabot, Russell Hardie, George Nash. Production directed by John Cromwell. Presented by The Theatre Guild.

November 22 through November 27, 1937 [xerox only]
TO BE CONTINUED - comedy by Charles George. Starring Luella Gear, with Thais Lawton, Claire Carleton, Tookie Hunter, G. Albert Smith, Richard Jack, Ruth Chorpenning, Dorothy Bernard and Donald McKenzie. . Directed by Melville Burke. Presented by Morris Green and James J. Fero.

November 29 through December 4, 1937
RICHARD II - by William Shakespeare. Starring Maurice Evans, with Lee Baker, Lionel Hogarth, Frederick Worlock, Winston O'Keefe, John Kennedy, Evertt Ripley, Sydney G. Smith. Rhys Williams, Eleanor Phelps and Philip Truex. Staged by Margaret Webster. Presented by Eddie Dowling and Robinson Smith.

December 27, 1937 through January 1, 1938
SPRING THAW - comedy by Clare Kummer. Starring Roland Young. Cast includes Lea Penman, Jane Gordon, J.P. Wilson, Francis Pierlot, Robert Wallsten, Lillian Emerson, Edgar Barrier, Natalia Danesi, Esther Mitchell and Tom Fadden. Staged by Eddie Sobol. Presented by Max Gordon.

1938
Sixth Subscription Season of the Theatre Guild and the American Theatre Society.
January 3 through January 8, 1938
SHADOW AND SUBSTANCE - by Paul Vincent Carroll. Starring Sir Cedric Hardwicke, with Sara Allgood and Julie Haydon. Presented by Eddie Dowling.

January 10 through January 15, 1938 [no program file]
IF I WERE YOU - new farce by Paul Hervey Fox and Benn W. Levy. Starring Constance Cummings. Suggested by an idea in a novel of Thorne Smith's. With Bernard Lee and Betty Field. Produced by Mr. Fox.

January 23, 1938
BETWEEN THE DEVIL Command Performance for President Roosevelt's Birthday. The Howard Dietz-Arthur Schwartz. Musical Comedy starring Jack Buchannan, Evelyn Laye and Adele Dixon. Staged by Hassard Short. Settings by Albert Johnson. Book staged by John Hayden. Dances and Principals' Numbers arranged by Robert Alton. Costumes designed by Kiviette. With Charles Walters, Vilma Ebsen, William Kendall, The Debonairs, and the Tune Twisters.

ROOM SERVICE - by John Murray and Allen Boretz. With John Carmody, Patricia Palmer, Mary Cheffey, Nat Cantor, Matt Briggs, Marshall Bradford, John Clarke, Edward Mannery, Reed Brown Jr. Presented and directed by George Abbott.

January 31 through February 5, 1938
ONCE IS ENOUGH - by Frederick Lonsdale. Starring Ina Claire, a Washington resident, who studied at the Minnie Hawke school with Helen Hayes. Cast includes Hugh Williams, Viola Keats, Austin Trevor, Archibald Batty, Eric Cowley, Margaret Vyner, Walter Piers, Nancy Ryan, Rosalind Ivan, John Williams, and Winfred Seagram. Presented and staged by Gilbert Miller.

February 4, 1938 (afternoon)
MIRIAM WINSLOW AND HER DANCERS

February 7 through February 12, 1938
SAVE ME THE WALTZ - comedy by Katherine Dayton. Starring Mady Christians and Leo G. Carroll, Brenda Forbes. Cast includes Jane Wyatt, Reginald Bach, Laura Hope Crews, Leslie Barrie, James Seeley, Arthur Chatterton. Staged by Robert B. Sinclair. Produced by Max Gordon (in association with Sam H. Harris)

February 14 through February 19, 1938
JULIUS CAESAR - Orson Welles' modern production of the play by William Shakespeare. With Edmund O'Brien, Tom Powers, Lawrence Fletcher, Herbert Ranson, Alan Craig, Muriel Brassler, and Morgan Farley. Presented by Alex Yokel.

February 21 through February 26, 1938
EDNA HIS WIFE - Starring Cornelia Otis Skinner in her own adaptation of the novel by Margaret Ayer Barnes. Music by Elliott Jacoby. A one-woman show in which Miss Skinner played eight different women in eleven monologue scenes.

February 25 (matinee), 1938
JOOSS BALLET - performing The Seven Heroes, A Ball in Old Vienna and The Mirror.

March 7 through March 12, 1938
BROTHER RAT - comedy by John Monks, Jr., and Fred F. Finklehoffe. Starring Eddie Bracken, Jean McCoy, Gary Merrill, Reese Alsop, Clare Hazel, Anna Franklin, Tom Ewell. Presented and directed by George Abbott.

March 14 through March 19, 1938
WHITEOAKS - by Mazo de la Roche. Starring Ethel Barrymore, with Stephen Haggard. Cast includes Lenore Chippendale, Reynolds Denniston, Wyrley Birch, Richard Carlson, Ethel Colt, Joseph Roeder. Directed by Stephen Haggard.

March 21 through March 26, 1938
YOU NEVER KNOW - musical by Cole Porter; book adapted and directed and additional lyrics added by Rowland Leigh Starring Clifton Webb, Lupe Velez and Libby Holman. Cast includes Toby Wing, Charles Kemper, George Dobbs, Catherine Crawford, Roger Stearns and Rex O"Malley.

Pre-Broadway run.

April 4 through April 9, 1938
YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU - comedy by Moss Hart and George S. Kaufman. Cast includes Aldrich Bowker, Eva Condon, Charlotte Walker, Emma Bunting, Bobbe Arnst, Margaret Callaghan, Henry Richards, Ross Hertz. Settings by Donald Oenslager. Staged by George S. Kaufman. Presented by Sam H. Harris.

April 11 through April 16, 1938
THE WOMEN - by Clare Boothe. With Lois Wilson, Celeste Holm, Dorrit Kelton, Alice Buchanan, Doris Packer, Mary Loane and others. Staged by Robert B. Sinclair. Presented by Max Gordon.

April 18 through April 23, 1938
THREE WALTZES - musical by Clare Kummer and Rowland Leigh, based on the play of Paul Knepler and Armin Robinson. Starring Kitty Carlisle, Michael Bartlett and Glenn Anders. Cast includes Marguerita Sylva, Ann Andrews and Ruth Hammond. Music by the Strauss family. Staged and directed by Hassard Short. Produced by the Messrs. Shubert.

April 25 through April 30, 1938
YES, MY DARLING DAUGHTER - comedy by Mark Reed. Starring Lucile Watson, Violet Heming and Nicholas Joy. Cast includes Howard Ferguson, Shirley Gregory, Halia Stoddard and Charles Bryant. Presented and staged by Alfred de Liagre, Jr.

May 2 through May 7, 1938
TOBACCO ROAD - adapted by Jack Kirkland from the novel by Erskine Caldwell. Starring John Barton, Leora Thatcher, Patricia Quinn, Kay Thorne, Pitt Herbert, Sonda Johnson, William Bishop and Dick Lee. Directed by Anthony Brown.

May 9 through May 14, 1938
THE STAR WAGON - written by Maxwell Anderson. Starring Burgess Meredith and Lillian Gish. Cast includes Russell Collins, Mildred Natwick, Jane Buchanan, Keenan Wynn, Ralph Riggs, Barry Kelly, J. Arthur Young. Staged and presented by Guthrie McClintic.

May 16 through May 21, 1938
THE ABBEY THEATRE PLAYERS performing Far Off Hills, Juno and the Paycock, The New Gosson, The Playboy of the Western World, The Rising of the Moon, The Silver Jubilee, Riders to the Sea, The Plough and the Stars, and Drama at Inish. Cast includes Barry Fitzgerald, Eileen Crowe, Frolie Mulhern, Michael J. Dolan, Austin Meldon, F.J. McCormick, Maureen Delany, Arthur Shields, May Craig, Aideen O'Conner, Denis O'Dea, Joseph Linnane, Ria Mooney and U. Wright.

July 25, 1938
Former National Theatre Manager Steve Cochran opened Olney Theatre, his dream of a summer "straw hat" theatre in a relaxing country setting accessible to both Washington and Baltimore. His opening production was THE LADY HAS A HEART.

September 19 through September 24, 1938
KISS THE BOYS GOODBYE -- comedy by Clare Boothe. Starring Helen Claire, Benay Venuta, Edwin Nicander, John Alexander, Philip Ober, Millard Mitchell, Sheldon Leonard, Frank Wilson, Hugh Marlowe, Carmel White, Lex Lindsay, Ollie Burgoyne, and Wyman Holmes. Directed by Antoinette Perry.

September 26 through October 1, 1938
YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU - comedy by Moss Hart and George S. Kaufman. Starring Eva Condon, Patty Littell, Frances E. Williams, John Prescott, Joseph Allenton, Donald Sharpe, John Marriott, Clarence Oliver, Katherine Stevens, Robert Perry, Alan Brixley, Emma Bunting, William Jeffrey, Alice Baker and Rene Roberti. Staged by George S. Kaufman. Presented by Sam H. Harris.

October 3 through October 8, 1938
ABE LINCOLN IN ILLINOIS - by Robert E. Sherwood. Starring Raymond Massey and Muriel Kirkland. With Albert Phillips, Lewis Martin, Calvin Thomas, Wendell Phillips, Howard DaSilva, John Payne (Robert Lincoln). Directed by Elmer Rice. Presented by The Playwrights Company: Maxwell Anderson, S.N. Behrman, Sidney Howard, Elmer Rice, Robert E. Sherwood.

October 10 through October 15, 1938
KNICKERBOCKER HOLIDAY - musical comedy: book and lyrics by Maxwell Anderson; music by Kurt Weill. Starring Walter Huston, with Ray Middleton, George Watts, Richard Kollmar. Entire production staged by Joshua Logan. Presented by The Playwrights Company: Maxwell Anderson, S.N. Behrman, Sidney Howard, Elmer Rice, Robert E. Sherwood.

Pre-Broadway world premiere.

October 17 through October 22, 1938
I'D RATHER BE RIGHT - a musical revue by George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart; music and lyrics by Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart. Starring George M. Cohan. Cast includes Marian Greene, Bijou Fernandez, Joseph Allen, Paul Parke, Margaret Sande, Marie Louis Dana, Taylor Holmes, and Florenz Ames. Book staged by Mr. Kaufman. Presented by Sam H. Harris.

October 31 through November 5, 1938
YANKEE FABLE - written by Lewis Meltzer. Starring Ina Claire with Henry Daniell. Cast includes John Williams, Eda Heinemann, Maxine Stuart, Barry Sullivan, Ralph Sumpter, Robert Strauss. Staged by Otto L. Preminger. Presented by Cheryl Crawford.

November 7 through November 12, 1938
THE SEA GULL - by Anton Chekhov. Starring Alfred Lunt and Lynn Fontanne. With Uta Hagen, S. Thomas Gomez, Edith King, George Meader, Richard Whorf, Sidney Greenstreet, Margaret Waller and John Barclay. Directed by Robert Milton. Presented by The Theatre Guild, Inc.

November 14 through November 19, 1938
HEROD AND MARIAMNE - by Clemence Dane, adapted by Friedrich Hebbel. Starring Katherine Cornell, with Fritz Kortner, McKay Morris, Florence Reed, and Kent Smith. Directed by Guthrie McClintic (Miss Cornell's husband). Also with John Kerr, Mildred Dunnock (Alexandra's slave). Presented by Katherine Cornell.

November 21 through November 26, 1938
I AM DIFFERENT - by Zoe Akins, adapted from a play by Lili Hatvany. Starring Tallulah Bankhead. With Fritzi Scheff, John Emery, Glen Anders, Ara Gerald, Margaret Seddon. Directed by Thomas Mitchell. Presented by Lee Shubert in association with Jos. M. Gaites.

November 28 through December 3, 1938
GOLDEN BOY - by Clifford Odets. Starring Frances Farmer and Elia Kazan, with Roman Bohnen, Phoebe Brand, and Lee J. Cobb. Directed by Harold Clurman. Presented by The Group Theatre.

December 5 through December 10, 1938
PINS AND NEEDLES - musical revue with music and lyrics by Harold J. Rome. Cast drawn from the ILGWU Players.

December 12 through December 17, 1938
OUR TOWN - by Thornton Wilder. Starring Frank Craven, with Evelyn Varden, Helen Carew, Thomas W. Ross, Alan Dale, James Spotswood, Dorothy McGuire, John Craven, Tom Fadden. Teresa Wright is one of the townspeople. Presented by Jed Harris.

December 26 through December 31, 1938
THE WOMEN - comedy by Clare Boothe. Cast includes Lois Wilson, Delma Byron, Miriam Battista, Laura Pierpont, Dorothy Draper, Alice Buchanan. Produced by Max Gordon.

Date unknown:
CINDERELLA - presented by The Clare Tree Major Children's Theatre of New York.


1939
Seventh Season of the Theatre Guild and the American Theatre Society.
January 9 through January 15, 1939
SET TO MUSIC - review by Noel Coward. Starring Beatrice Lillie with Richard Haydn, Eva Ortega, Penelope Dudley Ward, Hugh French, Gladys Henson, Bronson Dudley, Moya Nugent, and Maidie Andrews. Staged by Noel Coward.

January 16 through January 22, 1939
VICTORIA REGINA - by Laurence Housman. Starring Helen Hayes, with Werner Bateman , Abraham Sofaer, James Gibson, Charles Francis, Alexander Clark, Eva Leonard-Boyne, Babbette Feist, Oswald Marshall and Tom Woods. Staged by Gilbert Miller.

January 23 through January 28, 1939
BACHELOR BORN - comedy by Ian Hay. Starring Edward Fielding with Leslie Barrie, Marcella Swanson, Philip Tonge, Josephine Brown, Francis Compton, Jane Sterling, Betty Moran, Virginia Barton, Bertram Tanswell, Stephen Ker-Appleby, Mary orr and Richard Temple. Staged by Frederick Leister. Settings by Watson Barrett. With Jack Merivale. Presented by Milton Shubert in association with Ruth Selwyn.

January 16, 1939, afternoon
ARGENTINITA and her Spanish Ensemble - Principal dancers: Antonio Triana and Pilar Lopez. Guitar: Carlos Montoya. Piano: Rogelio Machado.

January 28, 1939 [no program file]
PETER PAN - presented by the Clare Tree Major Children's Theatre of New York.

January 29 - Command Performance
For President Roosevelt's Birthday Celebration. M.C. Hazen, General Chairman, in association with The Playhouse Compoany and the National Theatre Directors, as part of the National Birthday Celebration. OUTWARD BOUND - by Sutton Vane, the "Current Broadway Sensation" which is now being presented in The playhouse Theatre, New York, starring Laurette Taylor (Mrs. Midgit) and Florence Reed (Mrs. Clivedon-Banks), with Helen Chandler, Alexander Kirkland, Vincent Price (Rev. William Duke), Bramwell Fletcher, Thomas Chalmers, Morgan Farley, Louis Hector. Directed by Otto L. Preminger. Settings by Watson Barratt. Presented by The Playhouse Company.

February 6 through February 11, 1939
OF MICE AND MEN - by John Steinbeck. Starring Claire Luce and Guy Robertson, with Edward Andrews, John F.Hamilton, Thomas Findlay, Lester Damon, Grant Mills, Charles Slattery, Clarence J. Straight, Jr. and Leigh Whipper. Staged by George S. Kaufman. Presented by Sam H. Harris.

February 13 through February 18, 1939
WHAT A LIFE - comedy by Clifford Goldsmith. Starring Eddie Bracken, with Hope Landin, William Mendrek, Stasia Wilson, William Blees, Fred Clarke. Directed by George Abbott.

February 20 through February 26, 1939
TOBACCO ROAD - by Jack Kirkland based on the novel by Erskine Caldwell. Starring John Barton with Sara Perry, Patricia Quinn, Sheila Brent, Norman Budd, William Dorme, Dick Lee, Lillian Ardell, Alan Jason, Eugenia Wilson and Walter Ayers. Directed by Anthony Brown.

March 4, 1939 [no program file]
THE LITTLE PRINCESS - presented by The Clare Tree Major Children's Theatre of New York.

March 6 through March 11, 1939
THE PHILADELPHIA STORY - comedy by Philip Barry. Starring Katherine Hepburn, with Nicholas Joy, Van Heflin, Shirley Booth, Joseph Cotten. Directed by Robert B. Sinclair. Presented by The Theatre Guild.

March 13 through March 18, 1939
SHAKESPEARE'S CHRONICLES -- FIVE KINGS - Starring Burgess Meredith and Orson Welles. With Robert Speight, Johm Emery, Lora Baxter, Morris Ankrum, Edgar Barrier, Lawrence Fletcher. Production by Orson Welles. The Theatre Guild presents The Mercury Theatre.

March 20 through March 26, 1939
CANDIDA - by George Bernard Shaw. Starring Katherine Cornell with Dorothy Sands, Onslow Stevens, A.P.Kaye, John Cromwell and Phillip Faversham. Staged by George Somnes

March 24, 1939 [no program file]
THE BLOND MARIE - Trudi Schoop and her comic ballet.

March 27 through April 2, 1939
MY DEAR CHILDREN - comedy by Catherine Turney and Jerry Horwin. Starring John Barrymore with Elaine Barrie, Tala Birell, Phillip Reed, Dorothy McGuire, Lois Hall, Lloyd Gough, Arnold Korff. Directed by Otto L Preminger.

April 3 through April 8, 1939
D'OYLY CARTE OPERA COMPANY presents Trial by Jury, The Pirates of Penzance, The Gondoliers, Iolanthe, Patience, The Yeomen of the Guard, Cox and Box, H.M.S. Pinafore and The Mikado. Ensemble cast is headed by Martyn Green.

April 8, 1939
THE KING OF THE GOLDEN RIVER - presented by The Clare Tree Major Children's Theatre of New York.

April 10 through April 16, 1939
SKYLARK - written and directed by Samson Raphaelson. Starring Gertrude Lawrence with Glenn Anders, Lee Patrick and Donald Cook.

April 17 through April 23, 1939
THE MOTHER - written by Karel Capek. Starring Nazimova with Reginald Bach, Montgomery Clift, Stephen Appleby, Carl Johnson, Don Richardson, Alan Briley, Tom Palmer and Edward Broadley. Directed by Miles Malleson.

April 24 through April 30, 1939
HAMLET AND HENRY IV - by William Shakespeare. Starring Maurice Evans with Mady Christians, Henry Edwards, Whitford KaneWesley Addie and Edmond O'Brien. Staged by Margaret Webster.

May 1 through May 6, 1939
I MARRIED AN ANGEL -- a musical adapted from a play by John Vaszary based on book by Richard Rogers and Lorenz Hart; lyrics by Lorenz Hart and music by Richard Rodgers. Starring Dennis King, Vera Zorina, Vivienne Segal and Walter Slazak with Audrey Christie and Charles Walters. Presented by Dwight Deere Wiman.

October 2 through October 7, 1939
THE TAMING OF THE SHREW - by William Shakespeare presented by The Theatre Guild, Inc. Starring Alfred Lunt and Lynn Fontanne with Sydney Greenstreet, Richard Wharf, Francis Compton, Edith King, Albert Carroll, S. Thomas Gomez and Alan Hewitt. Directed by Harry Wagstaff Gribble.

October 9 through October 14, 1939
LADIES AND GENTLEMEN - by Charles MacArthur and Ben Hecht. Starring Helen Hayes and Philip Merrivale. Cast includes Evelyn Verden, Robert Keith, William Lynn, Connie Gilchrist, Joseph Sweeney, Roy Roberts, Frank Conlan, George Watts, Pat Harrington, Martin Wolfson, and Jacqueline Paige. Staged by Charles MacArthur.

October 16 through October 21,1939
MARGIN FOR ERROR - pre-Broadway production, written by Clare Boothe. Cast includes Bert Lytell, Sam Levene, Bramwell Fletcher, Elspeth Eric, Leif Erikson, Philip Coolidge, Edward McNamara, and Evelyn Wahle. Directed by Otto L. Preminger.

October 23 through October 28, 1939
VERY WARM FOR MAY - new musical comedy by Jerome Kern and Oscar Hammerstein. Cast includes Jack Whiting, Eve Arden, Hiram Sherman, Grace McDonald, Hollace Shaw, Donald Bryan, and Frances Mercer. Production staged and designed by Vincent Minnelli.

October 30 through November 4, 1939
LEAVE IT TO ME - new musical comedy based on a play by Bella and Samuel Spewack. Music and lyrics by Cole Porter. Starring Sophie Tucker, William Gaxton, Victor Moore, with Edward H. Robins, Alexandro Asro, Eugene Sigaloff, Joseph Kallini. Staged by Samuel Spewack.

November 6 through November 11, 1939
OUTWARD BOUND - comedy/drama by Sutton Vane. Starring Laurette Taylor and Florence Reed. Cast includes Harry Ellerbe, Louis Hector, Morgan Farley, Diana Barrymore, Reynolds Denniston, Henry Richards, Stephen Courtleigh, and William Brady.

November 13 through November 18, 1939
FARM OF THREE ECHOES - by Noel Langley. Starring Ethel Barrymore. Cast includes Dean Jagger, McKay Morris, Ann Dere, William B. Mack, Victor Esker, Priscilla Newton, John Griggs and Nancy Sheridan. Staged by Arthur Hopkins.

November 20 through November 25, 1939
MADAME WILL YOU WALK? - comedy by Sidney Howard. Starring George M. Cohan. Cast includes Peggy Conklin, Arthur Kennedy, Sara Allgood, Kennan Wynn, Birdie Nichols. Directed by Margaret Webster.

November 27 through December 2, 1939
KISS THE BOYS GOOD-BYE - a comedy by Clare Boothe. Cast includes Lucia Lull, Philip Ober, Edwin Nicander, Loring Smith, Carmel White, Henry Norell, Alan Handley, Yukona Cameron, Lex Lindsay, Ollie Burgoyne, and Morris McKinney. Directed by Antoinette Perry.

December 4 through December 9, 1939
THE WHITE STEED -- a comedy by Paul Vincent Carroll. Cast includes Whiteford Kane, Gertrude Flynn, Tom Bate, William Cragin, Grace Mills, Farrell Pelly, Ralph Cullinan, Thomas Patrick Dylan, Elizabeth Malone, and Grania O'Malley. Directed by Hugh Hunt. Presented by Eddie Dowling.

December 11 through December 16, 1939
HOT MIKADO - musical staged by Hassard Short. Starring Bill Robinson. Cast includes Maurice Cooper, James A. Lillard, Maurice Ellis, Freddie Robinson, Alice Harris, Rosetta LeNoire, Pearle Harrison, John Jackson, Rose Brown, and Larry Seymour.

December 20, 1939
RUTH DRAPER'S CHARACTER SKETCHES - benefit performance for the Commission for Polish Relief.

December 25 through December 30, 1939
THE WHITE PLUME - musical play based on Cyrano de Bergerac; music by Samuel D. Pokrass and Vernon Duke. Starring George Houston and Ruby Mercer, with Fred Sherman, Hal Forde, Cast includes Cornell Wilde. Directed by George Houston.


1940
January 8 through January 13, 1940
THREE AFTER THREE - musical: original play by Guy Bolton; musical adaptation by Guy Bolton, Parke Levy, and Alan Lipscott; lyrics by Johnny Mercer; music by Hoagie Carmichel. Starring Simone Simon, Mitzi Green, Jack Whiting, Mary Brian, Frances Williams, Art Jarrett, Marty May, Dudley and Bostic, The Martins, and Stepin Fetchit. Staged by Fred de Cordova.

January 15 through January 20, 1940
SAN CARLO OPERA COMPANY - performing Aida, Rigoletto, Faust, Carmen, LaTraviata, Cavalleria Rusticana, Pagliacci, Madam Butterfly, and Il Travatore.

January 22 through January 27, 1940
MAMBA'S DAUGHTERS - a play by Dorothy and DuBois Heyward. Starring Ethel Waters; with Freddi Washington, Maude Russell, Willie Bryant, Alberta Hunter, Georgia Burke, Robert Thomsen, J. Rosamond Johnson, and Ethel Purnello. Featuring a song, "Lonesome Walls," by Jerome Kern with lyrics by DuBois Heyward. Staged by Guthrie McClintic.

January 28, 1940
LIFE WITH FATHER - performed for President Roosevelt's Birthday Celebration. Starring Howard Lindsay and Dorothy Stickney.

January 29 through February 3,1940
SPRINGTIME FOR HENRY -romantic comedy by Benn Levy. Starring Edward Everett Horton; with Gordon Richards, Barbara Brown, Marjorie Lord, and Sally McMorrow.

February 5 through February 10, 1940
THE LITTLE FOXES - written by Lillian Hellman. Starring Tallulah Bankhead; with Patricia Collinge and Frank Conroy. Cast includes Abbie Mitchell, John Marriott, Carl Benton Reid, Dan Duryea, Lee Barker, Charles Dingle and Eugenia Rawls. Staged by Herman Shumlin.

February 12 through February 17, 1940
TOBACCO ROAD - drama by Jack Kirkland, based on the novel by Erskine Caldwell. Starring John Barton, Sara Perry, Mary Perry, Pitt Herbert, Dick Lee, Lillian Ardell, Walter Ayers, Edgar Hinton, Eugenia Wilson, Sheila Brent, and David Houman. Directed by Anthony Brown.

February 19 through February 24, 1940
NO TIME FOR COMEDY - comedy by S.N. Behrman. Starring Katherine Cornell, with Francis Lederer, Margalo Gillmore, John Williams, Tom Helmore, Larry Fletcher and Gee Gee James. Staged by Guthrie McClintic.

February 26 through March 2, 1940
AN EVENING WITH CORNELIA OTIS SKINNER - performing three plays Edna His Wife, The Loves of Charles the Second, and The Empress Eugenie. Miss Skinner dramatized each play.

March 4 through March 9, 1940
THE STREETS OF PARIS - revue: music by Jimmy McHugh; lyrics by Al Dubin. Starring Bobby Clark, Luella Gear, Abbott and Costello, Carmen Miranda, "Think a Drink" Hoffman.

March 11 through March 16, 1940
KEY LARGO - drama by Maxwell Anderson. Starring Paul Muni, with Helen Beverly, Frederick Tozere, Ralph Theadore, Charles Ellis, Averill Harris, Tom Ewell, Ethel Jackson, Karl Malden, Joseph Pevney, William Challee, and Ruth March. Staged by Guthrie McClintic.

March 18 through March 23, 1940
LADY IN WAITING - comedy by Margery Sharp. Starring Gladys George, with Alan Napier, Carol Curtis-Brown, Mary V. Heberden, Steven Kerr Appleby, Michelette Burani, Ethel Morrison, and Leonard Penn. Directed by Antoinette Perry.

March 25 through March 30, 1940
HEAVENLY EXPRESS - by Albert Bein. Starring John Garfield, with Aline MacMahon, Harry Carey, Philip Loeb, Russell Collins, and Art Smith. Cast includes Burl Ives. Directed by Robert Lewis.

April 1 through April 6, 1940
MARGIN FOR ERROR - comedy melodrama by Clare Boothe. Starring Doris Dudley, Sheldon Leonard, Kurt Katch, Morgan Farley, Alexander Clark, Don Terry, Cyrilla Dorne, John McKee. Directed by Otto Preminger.

April 8 through April 27, 1940
THERE SHALL BE NO NIGHT - by Robert E. Sherwood. Starring Alfred Lunt and Lynn Fontanne, with Sidney Greenstreet and Richard Whorf. Cast includes Montgomery Clift, Thomas Gomez. Staged by Alfred Lunt.

April 29 through May 4, 1940
THE RETURN OF THE VAGABOND - melodramatic satire. Starring George M. Cohan, with McKay Morris, Joe Verdi, Florenz Ames, Edward McNamara, Donald McClelland, George Leach, Celeste Holm, Marie Louise Dana, E.J. Blunkall, John Cherry, John Morny, Leslie Hunt, Fred Herrick, Gretchen Davidson and George W. Smith.

May 5, 1940
BENEFIT FOR THE ACTORS' FUND OF AMERICA - Master of Ceremonies: Monty Woolley and Taylor Holmes. Program includes Night Life, Shaw and Lee, Shiela Barrett, Tommy Riggs and Betty Lou, Vivian Leigh and Lawrence Olivier, Olsen and Johnson, Taylor Holmes, Gladys Swarthout, Walter Huston, Tullalah Bankhead, Hildegarde.

May 6 through May 11, 1940
LOUISIANA PURCHASE - musical: music and lyrics by Irving Berlin, book by Morrie Riskind based on a story by B.G. DeSylva, ballet by George Ballenchine. Starring William Gaxton, Vera Zorina, Victor Moore, with Irene Bordoni, Carol Bruce, Nick Long Jr., April Ames, Ralph Riggs and Edward H. Robbins. Staged by Edgar McGregor.

September 23 through September 28, 1940
PINS AND NEEDLES - a new musical revue with the I.L.G.W.U Players. Music and lyrics by Harold J. Rome. Cast includes Harry Clark, Fritz Kuhn, Millie Weitz, Berni Gould, Jean Nicita, Gene Barry. Staged by Robert H. Gordon.

October 7 through October 12, 1940 [no program file]
TIME OF YOUR LIFE - comedy by William Saroyan. Starring Eddie Dowling and Julie Haydon, with Edward Andrews, Tom Tully, Arthur Hunnicut, Leo Chalzel, Grover Burgess, William Bendix, Eva Leonard Boyne, Arnold Ainsworth, Marilyn Monk and Ann Brodie. Staged by Eddie Dowling and William Saroyan.

October 14 through October 19,1940
SUZANNA AND THE ELDERS - comedy by Lawrence Langner and Armina Marshall. Starring Morris Carnovsky, Haila Stoddard, Howard Freeman, Lois Hall, Royal Beal, Tom Ewell, Theodore Newton, Philip Coolidge, Frances Bavier and Paul Ballantyne. Cast includes Lloyd Bridges. Staged by Worthington Miner.

October 21 through October 26, 1940
LADIES IN RETIREMENT - mystery/thriller by Edward Percy and Reginald Denham. Starring Flora Robson. Cast includes Estelle Winwood, Isobel Elsom and Patrick O'Moore. Staged by Reginald Denham.

October 28 through November 2, 1940
PYGMALION - by George Bernard Shaw. Starring Ruth Chatterton, Barry Thomson, Alice John, Richard Temple, Haydon Rorke, Dennis Hoey, Eleanor Wilson. Directed by Auriol Lee.

November 4 through November 9, 1940
GLAMOUR PREFERRED - comedy by Florence Ryerson and Colin Clements; pre-Broadway run. With Glan Langan, Flora Campbell, Louis Sorkin, Maidel Turner, Lex Lindsay, Robert Craven, Henry Vincent, Elisie Mae Gordon, Henry Levin, Wyn Cahoon. Directed by Antoinette Perry.

November 11 through November 16, 1940
NIGHT OF LOVE - musical play: music by Robert Stolz, adapted by Roland Lee from a play by Lili Haivani. Starring Helen Gleason, John Lodge and Marguerite Namara. Staged by Barri O'Daniels.

November 18 through November 23, 1940
THE CORN IS GREEN - drama by Emlyn Williams. Starring Ethel Barrymore. Cast includes Rhys Williams, Mildred Dunnock, Edmund Breon, Richard Waring, Thelma Schnee, Rosalind Ivan, Gwyneth Hughes and Sayre Crawley. Staged by Harold Shumlin.

November 25 through November 30, 1940
DU BARRY WAS A LADY - musical comedy based on a book by Herbert Fields and B.G. DaSilva; music and lyrics by Cole Porter. Starring Bert Lahr, with Frances Williams, Benny Baker, Ronald Graham, Ruth Bond and Oscar Ragland. Staged by Edgar MacGregor.

December 2 through December 7, 1940
OFF THE RECORD - by Parke Levy and Alan Lipscott. Starring Bruce Cabot, Betty Furness, Hugh O'Connell, Mary Brian, and Dennie Moore. Staged by Anton Bundsmann

December 9 through December 14, 1940
OUT WEST IT'S DIFFERENT - comedy by Bella and Samuel Spewack. Starring Claire Trevor, with Sam Levene, Keenan Wynn, Charles DeSheim, Martin Blaine, William Sands and Doro Merande. Staged by Sam Levene and Samuel Spewack.

December 16 through December 28, 1940
FLIGHT TO THE WEST - drama by Elmer Rice. Starring Betty Field, Arnold Moss, Paul Hernreid and Hugh Marlowe. Cast includes Karl Malden and Kevin McCarthy. Staged by Elmer Rice.

December 30, 1940 through January 5, 1941
YOKEL BOY - musical comedy based on the book by Lou Brown; music and lyrics by Lew Brown, Charlie Tobias, Sam H. Stept. Starring Joe Penner, with Cass Daley, Sammy White, Evelyn Daw, Lou Hern, Jane Matthews, William Talman, Dort Kelton, Jack Fairbanks. Staged by Edgar MacGregor.

1941
January 6 through January 12, 1941
MR. AND MRS. NORTH - comedy by Owen Davis from the stories by Frances and Richard Lockridge. Starring Peggy Conklin and Albert Hackett, with Millard Mitchell, Philip Ober, Owen Davis, Jr., Barbara Wooddell. Directed and presented by Alfred de Liagre, Jr.

January 13 through January 17, 1941
THE CREAM IN THE WELL - by Lynn Riggs. Starring Martha Sleeper and Mary Morris. Cast includes Virginia Campbell, Ralph Theodore, Perry Wilson, Myron McCormick, Lief Erickson, Harry Bratsburg. Staged by Martin Gabel.

January 19 through January 25, 1941
SAN CARLO OPERA COMPANY - presents La Traviata, Carmen, Madame Butterfly, Martha, Cavalleria Rusticana, Pagliacci, Rigoletto, Aida, Faust, Il Trovatore.

January 26, 1941
OLD ACQUAINTANCE - by John Van Druten. Starring Jane Cowl and Peggy Wood, with Kent Smith, Adele Longmire, Anna Franklin, Edna West, Hunter Gardner. Staged by Auriol Lee. Command Performance attended by Franklin Delano Roosevelt to celebrate his 59th Birthday. The cast and a small group of friends were entertained for supper at The White House after the performance.

January 27 through February 1, 1941
CLAUDIA - written and directed by Rose Franken. Starring Frances Starr, Dorothy McGuire, and Donald Cook. Cast includes Adrienne Gessner, Frank Tweddell, John Williams, Olga Baclanova, Audrey Ridgewell.

February 3 through February 8, 1941
THE MALE ANIMAL - a comedy by James Thurber and Elliott Nugent. Starring Elliott Nugent, with Leon Ames and Elizabeth Love. Staged by Harold Shumlin.

February 10 through February 15, 1941
THE TIME OF YOUR LIFE - comedy written by William Saroyan. Starring Eddie Dowling and Julia Haydon. Cast includes Edward Andrews, Leo Chalzel, Arthur Hunnicutt, Fred Kelly, Reginald Beane, Charles Cane, Hene Damur, John Ferrell, William Bendix. Staged by William Saroyan and Eddie Dowling.

February 17 through February 22, 1941
TOBACCO ROAD - adapted by Jack Kirkland from the novel by Erskine Caldwell. Starring John Barton, Sarah Perry, Eugenia Wilson, Dick Lee, Lillian Ardell and Walter Ayers. Directed by Anthony Brown.

February 24 through March 8, 1941
THE MAN WHO CAME TO DINNER - comedy by George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart. Starring Alexander Woollcott. Cast includes Edith Atwater, Doris Nolan, Erik Rhodes, Teddy Hart, Lea Penman, Clyde Fillmore, Minnie Dupree, Lyle Betteger, Joseph Marks, Walter Coy, Arthur Griffin, Janet Fox, Mrs. Priestly Morrison, James Truex, Sidney Grant, Gretchen Davidson, Jeanne Wardley Margaret Gaynor and William Layton. Staged by George S. Kaufman.

March 10 through March 15, 1941
TWELFTH NIGHT - by William Shakespeare. Starring Helen Hayes, Maurice Evans. Cast includes June Walker, Mark Smith, Sophie Stewart and Donald Burr. Staged by Theresa Helburn.

March 17 through March 22, 1941
THE LITTLE FOXES - by Lillian Hellman. Starring Tallulah Bankhead. Cast includes Frank Conroy, Abbie Mitchell, John Marriott, Marie Carroll, Carl Benton Reid, Dan Duryea, Lee Baker, Charles Dingle, Eugenia Rawls. Staged by Herman Shumlin.

March 24 through March 29, 1941
A REVUE OF SKETCHES, DANCES AND MUSIC - Starring Ruth Draper and Paul Draper. Accompanied by Earl Fox at the piano.

April 7 through April 12, 1941
BLOSSOM TIME - operetta by Sigmund Romberg, adapted from the music of Franz Schubert and H. Berte; book and lyric adapted from the original of A.M. Willner and H. Reichert by Dorothy Donnelly. Starring Everett Marshall. Cast includesTruman Gaige, Driskill Wolfe, Betti Davis, Joseph Toner, Marjorie Ford, Gracie Worth, Fred Sherman, Robert Lange, Petty Pearsall, Doug Leavitt, Frank Hornaday, Shirley Weber, Zella Russell, Dorothy Garnett, Harry K. Morton, Zelda Russell and Ruth Haidt.

April 14 through April 19, 1941
THEATRE - comedy by Somerset Maughan and Guy Bolton. Starring Cornelia Otis Skinner. Cast includes Wendy Atkin, Robert Burton, Leslie Austen, Viola Roache, Arthur Margetson, Frederick Bradlee, Margaret Bannerman, Reginald Mason, Carl Harbord, Ralph Bunker, Joan Wetmore, Jack Merivale and Stanley Harrison. Directed by Robert Milton.

April 21 through April 26, 1941
HOPE FOR A HARVEST - by Sophie Treadwell. Starring Frederic March, Florence Eldridge and Alan Reed. Cast includes Helen Carew, Judy Parrish, Arthur Franz, John Morny, Shelley Hull, Edith King, and Doro Merande. Staged by Lester Vail.

April 28 through May 3, 1941
SOMEWHERE IN FRANCE - a drama by Carl Zuckmayer and Fritz Kortner. Starring Dudley Digges, Walter Slezak, Alexander Knox, Karen Morely, Wesley Addey, Arlene Francis, Flora Campbell, Art Smith. Staged by Worthington Miner.

May 5 through May 10, 1941
THE STUDENT PRINCE - operetta: music by Sigmund Romberg; book and lyrics by Dorothy Donnelly. Starring Ralph Magelssen and Barbara Scully. Cast includes Joseph Macaulay, Detmar Poppin, Bill Kent, Doris Patston, Leonard Ceeley, Melissa Mason, Nina Varela.

May 11, 1941
ACTORS ALL STAR BENEFIT - presented by Actors Fund of America. Stars appearing include Gracie Fields, Jane Cowl, Vera Zorina, Sheila Barrett, Mary Jane Walsh, Al Trahan, and Dennis King.

August 25 through August 30, 1941
THE WOOKEY - by Frederick Hazlitt Brennan. Starring Edmund Gwenn. Cast includes Carol Goodner, Heather Angel, Norah Howard, Horace McNally, Victor Beecroft, Olive Reeves-Smith, George Sturgeon, Charles Francis, Roland Bottomley, Henry Mowbray, Neil Fitzgerald and Sean Dillon. Directed by Robert B. Sinclair. Presented by Edgar Selwyn.

September 1 through September 6, 1941
TWO STORY HOUSE - comedy by Parker W. Fennelly. Starring Frederic Tozere, Howard Freeman, Margaret Callahan, George Matthews, Percy Kilbride. Staged by Antoinette Perry. Presented by Brock W. Pemberton.

September 8 through September 13, 1941
BOYS AND GIRLS TOGETHER - musical: music by Sammy Fain; lyrics by Jack Yellen and Irving Kahal. Starring Ed Wynn; with Dave Apollon, Jaye Martin, Marjorie Gainsworth, and The D'Ivons.

September 15 through September 20, 1941
SEPARATE ROOMS - by Joseph Carole and Alan Dinehart. Starring Alan Dinehart, Anna Sten and Lyle Talbot. Cast includes Lionel Ince, Kirk Brown, Warren Douglas, Virginia Smith, Madora Keene. Directed by Alan Dinehart.

September 22 through September 27, 1941
THE DOCTOR'S DILEMMA - by George Bernard Shaw. Starring Katherine Cornell. With Bramwell Fletcher, Colin Keith-Johnston, Cecil Humphreys, Ralph Forbes, Clarence Dervent, Whitford Kane, Barry Jones. (Gregory Peck played a minor role as the Secretary). Directed by Ms. Cornell's husband, Guthrie McClintic.

September 29 through October 4, 1941
HOLD ON TO YOUR HATS - a revue: book by Guy Bolton, Matt Brooks and Eddie Davis; music by Burton Lane. Starring Al Jolson, with Eunice Healey, Lee Dixon, Herman Timberg Jr., Colette Lyons, Sid Merion, and Joseph Vitale. Staged by Edgar MacGregor.

October 6 through October 19, 1941
CANDLE IN THE WIND - by Maxwell Anderson. Starring Helen Hayes. Cast includes Stiano Braggiotti, Evelyn Varden, John Wengraf, Tonio Selwart, Philip White, Joseph Wiseman, and Lotte Lenya (making her first appearance on the American stage). Pre-Broadway production. Directed by Alfred Lunt.

October 20 through October 25, 1941
THE LAND IS BRIGHT - by George S. Kaufman and Edna Ferber. Starring Martha Sleeper, Phyllis Povah, Leon Ames, Arnold Moss, Diana Barrymore, Hugh Marlowe, Ralph Theodore, K.T. Stephens, Florie Campbell and Louise Larabee. Dickie Van Patten played Timothy Kincaid. Staged by George S. Kaufman.

October 27 through November 1, 1941
BLITHE SPIRIT - a farce by Noel Coward. Starring Clifton Webb, Peggy Wood, Lenore Corbett, and Mildred Natwick. Cast includes Philip Tonge, Phyllis Joyce and Jacqueline Clark. Presented and directed by John C. Wilson.

November 3 through November 8, 1941
JUNIOR MISS - comedy by Jerome Chodorov and Joseph Fields, based on the stories of Sally Benson. Starring Barbara Robbins, Philip Ober, Alexander Kirkland, and Francesca Bruning. Staged by Moss Hart.

November 10 through November 15, 1941
PAPA IS ALL - comedy by Patterson Greene. Starring Jessie Royce Landis and Carl Benton Reid; with Dorothy Sands, Celeste Holm, Royal Beal, and Emmett Rogers. Staged by Frank Carrington and Agnes Morgan.

November 17 through November 22, 1941
THE RIVALS - by Richard Brinsley Sheridan. Starring Mary Boland, Bobby Clark, and Walter Hampden. Cast includes Helen Ford, Donald Burr, Halia Stoddard, Philip Bourneuf. Staged by Eva LaGallienne.

November 24 through November 29, 1941
GOLDEN WINGS - new play by William Jay and Guy Bolton. Starring Signe Hasso, Lloyd Gough, Owen Lamont, and Faye Wray. Cast includes Lloyd Gough, Margot Stevenson, Hughie Green, Gerald Savory, Evan Thomas, Lowell Gilmore. Staged by Robert Milton.

December 1 through December 13, 1941
THE STUDENT PRINCE - operetta: music by Sigmund Romberg; book and lyrics by Dorothy Donnelly. Starring Robert Davis and Barbara Scully, with Detmar Poppen, Nina Varela, William Kent, Jay Presson, Joanne Tree, Alex Alexander, William Castle and Lloyd Harris.

December 15 through December 20, 1941
GILBERT AND SULLIVAN OPERA COMPANY - performing Mikado, Iolanthe, Pirates of Penzance, Trial by Jury, and HMS Pinafore. Featured performers include Florenz Ames, John Hendricks, Morton Bowe, Bertram Peacock and Robert Pitkin.

December 22, 1941 through January 3, 1942
PAL JOEY - musical by Rogers and Hart based on the play by John O'Hara. Starring Vivienne Segal and George Tapps. Cast includes David Burns, Vivian Allen, Anne Blair, Mildred Todd, Shirley Paige, Averell Harris, John Clarke, James Lane and Cliff Dunstan. Staged by George Abbott.

1942
Scott Kirkpatrick, later to become theatre manager, came to the theatre to work in public relations. He stayed until the theatre closed in 1948.

January 5 through January 17, 1942
HELLZAPOPPIN - a revue by Olsen and Johnson. With Billy House and Eddie Garr.

January 19 through January 24, 1942
THE FLOWERS OF VIRTUE - comedy by Mark Connelly. Starring Frank Craven. Cast includes Isobel Elsom, Kathryn Givney, S. Thomas Gomez, Vladimir Sokoloff, Virginia Lederer, Leon Belasco, Peter Beauvais, Jess Barker. Directed by Mark Connelly.

January 26 through January 30, 1942
TOBACCO ROAD - based on the book by Erskine Caldwell. Starring John Barton, Sara Perry, Vinnie Phillips, Robert Rose, Merryl Boyden, William Bishop, Sondra Johnson, Dick Lee, Lillian Ardell, Edwin Walter and William Robertson. Directed by Anthony Brown.

January 25, 1942
Command Performance of WATCH ON THE RHINE to honor FDR's Birthday. Starring Lucille Watson, Paul Lucas and Mady Christians. Cast includes George Coulouris, John Lodge, Helen Trenholme, Eda Heinemann, Frank Wilson, Peter Fernandez, Eric Roberts, and Ann Blythe.

President and Mrs. Roosevelt attended this special performance. It was the President's first wartime appearance in a theater. The proceeds from the performance went to the Infantile Paralysis Fund.

February 1 through February 7, 1942
SAN CARLO OPERA COMPANY - performing Carmen, Rigaletto, Aida, Hansel and Gretel, Tosca, Faust, Martha and La Traviata. Carlo Peroni, music director.

February 9 through February 14, 1942
"PLAN M" - a new play by James Edward Grant. Starring Len Doyle, Lumsden Hair, A.P. Kaye, Margery Maude, Ann Burr, Reynolds Denniston, Douglas Gilmore, Joanna Duncan, Ellis Irving, Stapleton Kent, Guy Spaull, Stewart Casey, Thaddeus Suski and Neil Fitzgerald. Directed by Marion Gering.

February 16 through February 21, 1942
ANGEL STREET - by Patrick Hamilton. Starring Sylvia Sidney, Victor Jory, Judy Parrish, Alfreda Derwent and Ernest Cossart. Produced and directed by Shepard Traube.

February 23 through February 28, 1942
LOUISIANA PURCHASE - musical comedy by B.J. de Sylva; music and lyrics by Irving Berlin; book by Morrie Ryskind. Starring William Gaxton, Vera Zorina and Victor Moore; with Irene Bordoni.

March 2 through March 14, 1942
MY SISTER EILEEN - comedy by Joseph Fields and Jerome Chodorov. Starring Betty Furness, Dorothy Littlejohn, Leo Chalzel, Georgette Leslie, Alfred Etcheverry, Max Showalter, Jean Caso, Sam Bonnell, Frank Wilcox, Carl Johnson, Thomas Hume and Bijou Fernandez. Staged by George S. Kaufman.

March 16 through March 21, 1942
WITHOUT LOVE - comedy by Philip Barry. Starring Katharine Hepburn and Elliott Nugent. Cast includes J.M. Kerrigan, Barry Thomson, Robert Shayne, Audrey Christie, Donald Briggs and Robert Chisholm. Staged by Robert B. Sinclair.

March 23 through March 28, 1942
MACBETH - by William Shakespeare. Starring Maurice Evans and Judith Anderson, with Harry Irvine, John Rudley. Cast includes John Ireland as the first murderer and the sergeant and Staats Cotsworth as Banquo.

March 30 through April 4, 1942
YESTERDAY'S MAGIC - by Emlyn Williams. Starring Paul Muni, with Jessica Tandy and Alfred Drake; Brenda Forbes, Patrick O'Moore, Margaret Douglas, Cathleen Cordell and James Monks. Staged by Reginald Denham.

April 5, 1942
DANCE PLAYERS - ballet performance of Prairie, The Man from Midian, and Harlequin for President. Principals include Eugene Loring, Janet Reed, and Lew Christensen.

April 6 through April 12, 1942
CLAUDIA - comedy written and directed by Rose Franken. Starring Frances Starr, Donald Cook, Dorothy McGuire, Olga Baclanova, Audrey Ridgewell, Wilton Graff, Frank Tweddell, Adrienne Gessner and Audrey Ridgwell.

April 13 through April 26, 1942
HELLZAPOPPIN - revue presented by Olsen and Johnson. Starring Billy House and Eddie Garr.

April 27 through May 2, 1942
HIGH KICKERS - music and lyrics by Bert Kalmer and Harry Ruby, based on a book by George Jessel, Bert Kalmer and Harry Ruby. Starring Sophie Tucker, George Jessel. Cast includes Chick York and Rose King, Betty Bruce, Imogene Carpenter, Chaz Chase, Jack Mann, Lee Sullivan, Honey Murray, Franklyn Fox, Sidney Stone, Joe E. Marks and the American Beauty Octet.

May 4 through May 9, 1942
PUNCH AND JULIA - comedy by George Batson. Starring Jane Cowl, with Arthur Margetson, Viola Roache, Janet Fox, Frances Heflin, and Gregory Peck. Staged by Guthrie McClintic.

May 11 through May 16, 1942
BALLET RUSSE DE MONTE CARLO -- performing Swan Lake, Scheherazade, Gaiete Parisienne, and the Nutcracker, Spectre de la Rose, Capriccio Espagnol, the Magic Swan, the New Yorker, Seranade, Vienna-1814, Three Cornered Hat, Prince Igor, Afternoon of a Faun.

May 18 through May 30, 1942
ARSENIC AND OLD LACE - comedy by Joseph Kesselring. Starring Laura Hope Crews, Erich Von Stroheim, Jack Whiting, Effie Shannon, Forrest Orr. Staged by Bretaigne Windust. Presented by Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse.

June 1 through June 5, 1942
CANDIDA - by George Bernard Shaw. Starring Katherine Cornell, Raymond Massey, Katherine Cornell, Burgess Meredith, Brenda Forbes, Stanley Bell, Ernest Cossart. Staged by Guthrie McClintock.

August 10 through August 15, 1942
THE MOON IS DOWN - by John Steinbeck. Starring Conrad Nagel and Maria Palmer. Cast includes Allan Hale, Doris Packer, John D. Seymour, John Ireland, Jesse White, Lloyd Nilson, Bernard Randall, Herbert Duffy, Victor Thorley. Directed by Chester Erskine. Presented by Howard Productions.

August 17 through August 22, 1942
MY SISTER EILEEN - by Joseph Fields and Jerome Chodorov. Starring Georgette Leslie and Betty Furness. With Russell Hardie, Henry Richards, King Calder, Leo Chalzel, Jean Casto, Sam Bonnell, Frank Wilcox, Bijou Fernandez. Staged by George S. Kaufman.

August 31 through September 5, 1942
PRIVATE LIVES - comedy by Noel Coward. Starring Ruth Chatterton with Ralph Forbes, Everett Ripley, Dora Sayers, and Royal Raymond. Produced and directed by Russell Lewis.

September 7 through September 12, 1942
VICKIE - farce by Sig Herzig. Starring Jose Ferrer and Uta Hagen. Cast includes Margaret Matzenauer, Taylor Holmes, Charles Halton, Collette Lyons, Frank Conlan, Mildred Dunnock, Red Buttons, Gerry Carr and Lynne Carter. Staged by Mr. Ferrer and Frank Mandell. Presented by Frank Mandell.

September 14 through September 19, 1942
HELLO OUT THERE (one act play by William Saroyan) and MAGIC (by G.K. Chesterton). Starring Eddie Dowling and Julie Haydon. Cast includes Bram Nossen, Jess Barker, Stanley Harrison, John McKee, Ferrell Pelly, Ann Driscoll and John Farrell. Staged by Eddie Dowling.

September 21 through September 26, 1942
FRANKLIN STREET - comedy by Arthur Sheekman. Starring Dorothy Peterson and Reynolds Evans. With William J. Kelly, King Calder, Calvin Thomas, Florence Sundstrom, Robert T. Haines, Ethel Wilson, Frank Otto, Peggy Conway, Henry Antrim, Tommy Lewis, Joe Verdi. Staged by George S. Kaufman.

September 29 through October 10, 1942
THIS IS THE ARMY - a War Department Production, with songs by Irving Berlin, for the benefit of Army Emergency Relief. Opened in New York on July 4, 1942; a Command Performance at the National for President Franklin Delano Roosevelt on October 8. Master-Sergeant Ezra Stone (who later played Henry Aldrich in films) "assembled and staged" the original Broadway production. He appeared in the film version, with Corporal Ronald Reagan (later President of the U.S.), produced by Warner Brothers in 1943. The film was directed by Michael Curtiz, with choreography by LeRoy Prinz. The segregation policy was not enforced during the run of the "War Department" show.

October 12 through 24, 1942
THE PIRATE - by S.N. Behrman. Starring Alfred Lunt and Lynn Fontaine. With Jack Smart, Lea Penman, Estelle Winwood, James O'Neill, Albert Popwell, Maurice Ellis, Walter Mosby, Robert Emhardt, William Le Massena, Muriel Rahn, Clarence Derwent. Staged by Mr. Lunt and John C. Wilson.

October 26 through November 7, 1942
MR. SYCAMORE - comedy by Ketti Frings, based on a story by Robert Ayre. Starring Lillian Gish, Stuart Erwin, and Claiborne Foster. Cast includes Harry Townes, Otto Hulett, Mary Heckart. Directed by Lester Vail.

November 9 through November 14, 1942
THE SKIN OF OUR TEETH - comedy by Thornton Wilder. Starring Tallulah Bankhead, Fredric March, and Florence Eldridge; with Florence Reed. Cast includes E.G. Marshall, Dickie Van Patten, Montgomery Clift. Directed by Elia Kazan.

November 16 through November 21, 1942
THE MERRY WIDOW - operetta by Franz Lehar. Starring Murial Angelus and Donald Bryan. Cast includes Edmund Dorsay, William Kent, Nina Olivette, Virginia George, Austin Fairman, Jack Stanton, Ronnie Cunningham, Jules Epailly, Donald Clark, Mary Dyer and Eleanor Tennis.

November 23 through November 28, 1942
BOSTON COMIC OPERA COMPANY present GILBERT AND SULLIVAN -- Productions include The Mikado, Pirates of Penzance, Trial by Jury, H.M.S. Pinafore, The Gondoliers, Patience, Iolanthe.

November 30 through December 6, 1942
THE THREE SISTERS - by Anton Chekov. Starring Judith Anderson, Gertrude Musgrove, and Katharine Cornell. Cast includes Edmund Gwenn, Alexander Knox, Ruth Gordon, Dennis King, McKay Morris, Tom Powers, Eric Dressler, Alice Belmore Cliffe, Stanley Bell, Arthur Chatterton, Tom McDermott, Walter Craig, and Kirk Douglas (playing an orderly). Staged by Guthrie McClintic.

December 7 through December 12, 1942
DOUGHGIRLS - comedy by Joseph Fields. Starring Virginia Field, Arleen Whelan, Doris Nolan, and Arlene Francis. Staged by George S. Kaufman.

December 14 through December 26, 1942
THE RUSSIAN PEOPLE - by Konstantin Simonov, adapted by Clifford Odets. Starring Leon Ames, Luther Adler, Victor Varconi, Elizabeth Fraser, Eleanora Mendelssohn, E.A. Krumschmidt, Herbert Berghof, Eduard Franz, Margaret Waller. Directed Harold Clurman.

December 28, 1942 through January 2, 1943
ARSENIC AND OLD LACE - comedy by Joseph Kesselring. Starring Boris Karloff, with Josephine Hull, Jean Adair, John Alexander, Clinton Sundberg and Edgar Stehli. Staged by Bretaigne Windust.

1943
January 4 through January 9, 1943
THIS LITTLE HAND - melodrama by Wilfred H. Pettitt. Starring Adele Longmire, Barbara Bel Geddes, K.T. Stevens. With Maxine Stuart, Ruth K. Hill, Mary McCormick, Marilyn Erskine, Kao Copeland, and Irene Dailey. Staged by Reginald Denham. Presented by A.H. Woods.

January 11 through January 17, 1943
BOSTON COMIC OPERA present GILBERT AND SULLIVAN - performing The Mikado, Trial by Jury, H.M.S. Pinafore, and Iolanthe. Starring Florenz Ames, Catherine Judah, Robert Pitkin.

January 18 through January 22, 1943
SPRING AGAIN - comedy by Isabelle Leighton and Bertram Bloch. Starring Grace George, C. Aubrey Smith; with Ann Andrews. Staged and presented by Guthrie McClintic.

January 24, 1943
THE EVE OF ST. MARK - COMMAND PERFORMANCE [See entry for run beginning May 3.]

January 25 through January 30, 1943
COUNTERATTACK - Soviet melodrama by Janet and Philip Stevenson based on a play by Ilya Vershinin and Mikhail Ruderman. Starring Morris Carnovsky, Barbara O'Neill, and Martin Wolfson. Cast includes Sam Wanamaker, Karl Malden, Richard Baseheart, John Ireland, and Wendell Corey. Directed by Margaret Webster.

February 1 through February 6, 1943
CLAUDIA - comedy by Rose Franken. Starring Donald Cook, Frances Starr and Dorothy McGuire. Cast includes Adrienne Gessner, Frank Tweddell, Wilton Graff, Olga Baclanova, and Audrey Ridgwell. Directed by Rose Franken.

February 8 through February 14, 1943
JUNIOR MISS - comedy by Jerome Chodorov and Joseph Fields. Starring Cora Sue Collins, Rosemary Rice, Robert Allen, Katherine Anderson, Effie Afton, Lynne Arlen, Edgar Mason, William Whitehead and Ruppert Baron. Directed by Moss Hart.

February 15 through February 28, 1943
HARRIET - drama by Florence Ryerson and Colin Clements. Starring Helen Hayes. Cast includes Rhys Williams, Sydney Smith, Jane Seymour, Guy Sorel, Geoffrey Lumb, Carmen Mathews, Hugh Franklin, Gaylord Mason, Harda Klaveness, Ronald Reiss, Robert Harrison. Staged by Elia Kazan.

March 1 through March 14, 1943
PRIORITIES OF 1942 - a vaudeville revue starring Gloria Swanson, Lou Holtz, Willie Howard, Bert Wheeler and Hank Ladd.. Cast includes Gene Sheldon, Luba Malina, Peggy and Moro, Harold J. Kennedy, Helen Reynolds Skaters, Diane Denise, Loretta Fisher, Lari Conchita, Laura Sanders, Al Kelly and the Versailles Beauties.

March 22 through March 28, 1943
SAN CARLO OPERA COMPANY - performing Aida, Carmen, Lucia de Lammermoor, Faust, and Rigoletto. Directed by Fortune Gallo.

March 29 through April 3, 1943
THE CORN IS GREEN - drama by Emlyn Williams. Starring Ethel Barrymore. Cast includes Richard Warring, Perry Wilson, Louis L. Russell, Eva Leonard-Boyne, Esther Mitchell, Tom E. Williams, and Gwyneth Hughes. Directed by Herman Shumlin.

April 4 through April 10, 1943
THE STUDENT PRINCE - operetta: music by Sigmund Romberg; book and lyrics by Dorothy Donnelly. Starring Everett Marshall, with Walter Johnson, Roy Barnes, Barbara Scully, Nina Varela, Lorraine Bridges, Joseph Toner, Zella Russell, Herman Magidson. Production staged by Barrie O'Daniels.

April 12 through April 17, 1943
BLOSSOM TIME - operetta by Sigmund Romberg, adapted from the music of Franz Schubert and H. Berte; book and lyric adapted from the original of A.M. Willner and H. Reichert by Dorothy Donnelly. Starring Everett Marshall, Frank Hornaday, Detmar Poppen, Agnes Cassidy, Barbara Scully.

April 18 through April 24 , 1943
TOBACCO ROAD - drama by Jack Kirkland, based on the novel by Erskine Caldwell. Starring John Barton, Sarah Perry, Vinnie Phillips, Lillian Ardell, Ellen Andrew, Gladys Leslie, and Edwin Walter. Directed by Anthony Brown.

April 26 through May 1, 1943
THE HOME FRONT - comedy by Phoebe and Henry Ephron. Starring Ruth Weston, Robert Burton, Ethel Owen, Francis de Sales, and Katherine Bard. Cast includes Doro Merande, Joe Verdi, Edwin Philips, Dorothy Gilchrist, Edmund Dorsay, Gee Gee James, Jean Bellows, William Wadsworth, Richard Midgley, Virginia Vass, Carl Judd, and Earl MacDonald. Staged by Henry Ephron.

May 3 through May 16, 1943
THE EVE OF ST. MARK - comedy/drama by Maxwell Anderson. Cast includes Philip Coolidge, Charles Wiley, Sr., Helen Brown, Eric Burtis, Richard Irving, Gene Blakely, Russell Morrison, Cyrilla Dorn, John Dall, Tom Daly, John Call, Owen Jordan, John de Shay, Horton Henderson, Lou Polan, Rollin Bauer, Mary Dickson, Mary Ann Bestor, Paul Sterling, Helene Ambrose, Marguerite Morrissey, Frank Bradley and Amelia Romano.

May 17 through May 29 , 1943
THE MERRYMAKERS - variety revue prior to Broadway opening. Ray Kavanaugh and Orchestra. Jay C. Flippen, Master of Ceremonies.

May 31 through June 12, 1943
THE DOUGHGIRLS - comedy by Joseph Fields. Starring Joy Hodges, Becky Brown, Marianne O'Brien, and Ann Hunter. Staged by George S. Kaufman. Presented by Max Gordon.

June 21 through June 27, 1943
DRACULA - dramatized by Hamilton Deane and John L. Balderston from Bram Stoker's novel. Starring Bela Lugosi. Cast includes Joy Nicholson, Guy Spaull, Charles Francis, Frank Jaquet, Eduard Franz, Mary Heath, and Janet Tyler. Directed by O.D. Woodward.

July 6 through July 11, 1943
YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU - comedy by Moss Hart and George S. Kaufman. Starring Fred Stone. With Daisy Atherton, Bobbe Arnst, Roseta Le Noir, Hale Norcross, Donald Keyes, Lance Cunard, Frank Wilson, Lynda Nelson, William Sharon, Ralph Douglas, Robert Bernard, Peggy Fenn, Ainsworth Arnold, Elizabeth Challingsworth, and Cynthia Blake.

July 12 through July 17, 1943
JANE EYRE - by Charlotte Bronte, dramatized by Helen Jerome. Starring Sylvia Sidney and Luther Adler. With Teresa Dale, Jean Ashworth, Mary Perry, Elwell Cobb, Katherine Allen, Mary McCormack, Frederica Going, J.W. Austin, Curtis Karpe, Clyde Waddell, Ruth Gergory, Cora Witherspoon and Mr. Hunt. Staged by Mr. Adler.

August 9 through August 22, 1943
JUNIOR MISS - comedy by Jerome Chodorov and Joseph Fields. Starring Peggy Romano, Dorise Bell, Renie Riano, Loring Smith, Anthony Rivers, Phyllis Holden and Joel Marston. Staged by Moss Hart.

August 23 through August 28, 1943
ARSENIC AND OLD LACE - comedy by Joseph Kesserlring. Starring Boris Karloff, with Jean Adair, Jack Whiting, Ruth McDevitt, Malcolm Lee Beggs and Donald MacDonald. Presented by Lindsay and Crouse.

September 6 through September 11, 1943
A NEW LIFE - written and staged by Elmer Rice. Starring Betty Field and George Lambert. Cast includes Ann Thomas, Merle Maddern, Walter N. Greaza, Blaine Cordner, Joan Wetmore, John Ireland. Presented by the Playwrights' Company.

September 13 through September 18, 1943
DARK EYES - comedy by Elena Miramova in collaboration with Eugenie Leontovitch. Starring Elena Miramova, Ludmilla Toretzka and Tamara Geva. With Frank Latimore, Oscar Polk, Minnie Dupree, Virginia Tomas, Audrey Long, Geza Korvin, and Mitchell Harris. Staged by Jed Harris.

September 20 through September 25, 1943
BIG TIME - variety revue. Starring Ed Wynn. Cast includes Cross and Dunn, Marie Nash, Bob Dupont, Gomez and Beatrice, Eleanor Niles, Nancy Hill, Paul Lavarre and Brother, Paul Haakon and Patricia Bowman.

September 27 through October 2, 1943
ANOTHER LOVE STORY - comedy by Frederick Lonsdale; prior to opening on Broadway. Starring Roland Young and Margaret Lindsay. With Arthur Margetson, Doris Dalton, Philip Ober, Fred I. Lewis, Eugenia Rawls, Lyster Chambers, Henry Mowbray, Fay Baker, and Augusta Dabney. Directed by the author.

October 4 through October 9, 1943 [no program file]
THE ARMY PLAY BY PLAY - an all soldier variety show for the benefit of Army Emergency Relief.

October 11 through October 16, 1943
BLOSSOM TIME - operetta by Sigmund Romberg, adapted from the music of Franz Schubert and H. Berte; book and lyric adapted from the original of A.M. Willner and H. Reichert by Dorothy Donnelly. Starring Barbara Scully, Doug Leavitt, Roy Barnes, Roy Cropper, Helen Arthur, Zella Russell and Harry K. Morton.

October 18 through October 30, 1943
OKLAHOMA! - musical by Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein, II. Choreography by Agnes DeMille. Starring Harry Stockwell and Evelyn Wyckoff. Cast includes David Burns, Pamela Britten, Walter Donahue, Lou Polan, Mary Marlo.

November 1 through November 13, 1943
SONS O'FUN - revue starring Ole Olsen and Chic Johnson. Cast includes Frank Libuse, Joe Besser, Wynn Murray and Lionel Kaye, the Pitchmen, Steve Olsen, Jack Whitney, Margot Brander, June Johnson, Jean Moorehead..

November 15 through November 27, 1943
UNCLE HARRY - drama by Thomas Job. Starring Eva LeGallienne and Joseph Schildkraut. Cast includes Fiona O'Shiel, John Lynds, Marian Evensen, Marguerite Lewis, Leona Roberts, Royal Rompel, Paul Byron, A.P. Kaye, Ralph Theodore, William Bush, Colville Dunn, Bruce Adams and Madeleine L'Engle. Staged by Lem Ward.

November 29 through December 11, 1943
THE PATRIOTS - drama by Sidney Kingsley. Starring Walter Hampden. Cast includes Cecil Humphries, Julie Hayden, Guy Sorel, Ross Matthew, John Boyd, Sonya Stokowski, Marie Dow, Leslie Bingham, Philip White, Theodore Leavitt. Staged by Shepard Traube.

December 12 through December 25, 1943
BOSTON COMIC OPERA COMPANY - performing Gilbert and Sullivan's Trial by Jury, Patience, the Mikado, HMS Pinafore, Cox and Box, Pirates of Penzance, Iolanthe, Gondoliers and Ruddigore.

December 27, 1943 through January 1, 1944
OVER 21 - comedy by Ruth Gordon. Starring Ruth Gordon. Cast includes Beatrice Pearson, Tom Seidel, Harvey Stephans, Loring Smith, Edmund Hodge, Jessie Busley, Carroll Ashburn, Dennie Moore, Jack Durant and Kay Aldridge. Staged by George S. Kaufman.

1944
January 3 through January 8, 1944
JACKPOT - musical comedy: music and lyrics by Howard Dietz and Vernon Duke; book by Guy Bolton, Sidney Sheldon and Ben Roberts. Starring Allan Jones, with Jerry Lester, Benny Baker, Nanette Fabray, Mary Wickes and Betty Garrett. Directed by Roy Hargrave. Presented by Vinton Freedley.

January 10 through January 15, 1944
MARIANNE - musical in a pre-Broadway run: book by Sylvia Regan and Kenneth White; music by Abraham Ellstein; lyrics by Beatrice and Lothar Metzl and Robert B. Sour. Starring Ernest Truex, Jerry Wayne, Virginia MacWatters and Mary Jane Walsh. Staged by Marion Gering.

January 17 through January 28, 1944
KISS AND TELL - comedy by F. Hugh Herbert. Starring Violet Heming, Walter Gilbert and Betty Anne Nyman. Presented and directed by George Abbott.

January 23, 1944
THE VOICE OF THE TURTLE - comedy by John Van Druten. Starring Margaret Sullavan and Elliott Nugent, with Audrey Christie. Command performance in honor of the birthday of President Franklin Roosevelt.

January 30 through February 11, 1944
STUDENT PRINCE - operetta: music by Sigmund Romberg; book and lyrics by Dorothy Donnelly. Starring Everett Marshall, Frank Hornaday, Laurel Hurley, Detmar Poppen, Nina Verala, Percy Helton, Gloria Hope, William Pringle, Sylvia Russell and Raymond Jacquemot.

February 13 through February 26, 1944
LIFE WITH FATHER -- by Clarence Day; made into a play by Howard Lindsay and Russell Crouse. Starring Harry Bannister and June Walker. Cast includes Jean Martin, Bernard Carson, Warren Briggs, Michael Merritt, Rose Flynn, Katherine Cody-Forbes, Elsa Johnson, Harry Irvine, Hope Townsend White, Nellie Burt, Raymond Bramley, James Jolley and Mary McNamee. Staged by Bretaigne Windust.

February 28 through March 10, 1944
JACOBOWSKY AND THE COLONEL - romantic comedy by Franz Werfel. Starring Louis Calhern, Annabella, and Oscar Karlweis. Cast includes J. Edward Bromberg and E.G. Marshall. Staged by Elia Kazan.

March 12 through March 17, 1944
3 IS A FAMILY - a comedy by Phoebe and Henry Ephron. Starring Charles Burrows and Margaret Irving. Cast includes Otto Hulett, Dulcie Cooper, Josephine McKim, Richard Camp, Helen Stenborg, Myrtle Tannehill, H.E. Currier, George Calvert, Frank Adams, George Spelvin, Eulabelle Moore, Kay Ross, Truman Gaige, and Barbara Bell Wright. Staged by Mr. Ephron.

March 19 through March 24, 1944
JANIE - comedy by Josephine Bantham and Herschel Williams. Starring Gertrude Beach and Bill Thomson. Cast includes Frank Babcock, Nancy Cushman, Dortha Duckworth, Paul Foley, Artibell McGinty, Grant Mills, Lee Parry and W.O. McWatters. Directed by Antoinette Perry.

March 27 through April 2, 1944
THE DOUGHGIRLS - comedy by Joseph Fields. Starring Taylor Holmes, Lenore Ulric, Betty Furness, Leila Ernst, Peggy French. Cast includes Don Kohler, Russell Hardy, Henry Richards, Olive Reeves Smith, Royal Beal, Viola Roache, Frank Otto, Bram Nossan, Alfred Kappler, Larry Oliver, William Roselle, LeRoi Operti, Joseph Marks, Gwen Barlow, Majorie Lamie. Directed by George S. Kaufman.

April 3 through April 15, 1944
A CONNECTICUT YANKEE -- a musical by Richard Rogers and Lorenz Hart, based on a book by Herbert Fields. Starring Vivienne Segal and Dick Foran. With Vera-Ellen, Mimi Berry, Robert Chisholm, Chester Stratton, Jere McMahon, Stuart Casey, Robert Byrn, and Virginia Reed. Directed by John C. Wilson.

April 17 through April 22, 1944
THE CORN IS GREEN -- by Emlyn Williams. Starring Ethel Barrymore. Cast includes Tommy Williams, Jane van Duser, Gene Ross, Gwyneth Hughes, George Bleasdale, Lewis Russell, Eva Leonard-Boyne, Darthy Hinckley, Lance Clark, Bert Kalmar Jr., Richard Astor, Ray Albert, Marcel Dill, Harry Neville. Directed by Herman Shumlin.

April 24 through April 29, 1944
BLITHE SPIRIT - comedy by Noel Coward. Starring Peggy Wood, Mildred Natwick, Haila Stoddard and PhilipTonge. Cast includes Doreen Lange, Francis Compton and Valerie Cossart. Staged and presented by John C. Wilson

May 1 through May 13, 1944
ROSALINDA -opperetta: music by Johann Strauss, new musical arrangement by Erich Wolfgang Korngold; lyrics by Paul Kerby. Starring Dorothy Sarnoff, with John Hendrik, Virginia MacWatters, Mimi Benzell, Everett West, Edward J. Lambert, Alexander Ivo, Paul Best, Gene Barry. Directed by Felix Brentano. Conducted by Josef Blatt. Dances by George Balanchine.

May 15 through May 21, 1944
SAN CARLO OPERA COMPANY - presenting La Traviata, Carmen, Aida, Rigoletto, La Boheme, Lucia di Lammermoor, Il Trovatore, Faust and Cavelleria. Emerson Buckley, conductor. Principals include Stella Andreva; Mobley Lushanya; Armanda Chirot; Mary Henderson; Elda Ercole; Lucian Prideaux; Arthur Anderson; Harold Kravit; Mario Palermo, Mostyn Thomas; Carlo Morelli.

May 22 through May 27, 1944
LOVERS AND FRIENDS - by Dodie Smith. Starring Katherine Cornell and Henry Daniell, with Arthur Margetson, Carol Goodner, Ann Burr and Mabel Taylor. Written by Dodie Smith. Staged by Guthrie McClintic.

May 29 through June 3, 1944
LET'S FACE IT - a musical comedy based on the book by Herbert and Dorothy Fields; songs by Cole Porter. Starring Benny Rubin, Mary Jane Walsh, with Brenda Forbes, Cynda Glenn, Jacqueline Susann, Leslie Litomy, Betty Brewer, Penny Edwards, Tom Powers, Keith Hall, Zarco and Beryl, and Ben Yost's White Guards. Staged by Harry Howell.

June 5 through June 10, 1944
TEN LITTLE INDIANS -- by Agatha Christie. With Claudia Morgan, Michael Whalen, Halliwell Hobbes, J. Pat O'Malley, Estelle Winwood, Nicholas Joy, Harry Worth, Anthony Kemble Cooper, Neil Fitzgerald, Georgia Harvey and Patrick O'Connor. Staged by Albert de Courville.

June 11 through June 17, 1944
TOBACCO ROAD - drama by Jack Kirkland based on the novel by Erskine Caldwell. Starring John Barton, with Sara Perry, Vinnie Phillips, Jane McCloud, Kirk Lucas, Norman Shelly, Lillian Ardell, Caroline Reynolds, Jon Richards, Charles Rhyner and Edwin Walker. Directed by Anthony Brown.

June 19 through June 24, 1944
ABIE'S IRISH ROSE -- written and directed by Anne Nichols. With Abe Gore, Bertha Walden, James O'Neill, Robert Leonard, Robert Douglas, Jean Pearce, Donald Brian, Herbert Duffy, Peggy Wagner, Margaret Hodges, Judith Clair, Marianne Ferguson, Eileen Murphy.

July 10, 1944 through July 15, 1944
RAMSHACKLE INN - melodramatic farce by George Batson. Starring Zasu Pitts, with Joe Downing and Harlan Briggs. Cast includes Mason Curry, Margaret Callahan, Cora Witherspoon, Ralph Theadore, Helen Heigh, Delma Byron, Lucian Self, Jack Ruth, Royal Dana Tracy, Mary Barthelmess, Robert Toms and John Lorenz. Presented by Robert Reud. Staged by Arthur Sircom.

July 17 through July 22, 1944
WITHOUT LOVE - by Philip Barry. Staring Constance Bennett. Cast includes Hugh Franklin, Dean Norton, Virginia Dreher, Anne Francine, Marilyn Monk, Gordon Nelson, Sherling Oliver, Roland Bottomley, Farrell Pelly and Richard Bowler. Staged by Lee Elmore. Presented by George Brandt.

July 24 through July 29, 1944
EARLY TO BED - musical revue: music by Fats Waller, book and lyrics by George Marion, Jr. Starring Doris Patston, Joseph Macaulay, Amy Arnell and Ann Parker. Cast includes Ralph Bunker, Harold Cromer, Janice Andre, Mervin Nelson, James Starbuck, Helen Bennett, Anthony Blair, Vario Vida, Jack Foley, Ernie di Gennaro and Nickie O'Daniel. Staged by Richard Kollmar.

July 31 through August 12, 1944
KISS AND TELL - comedy by F. Hugh Herbert. Starring Lila Lee, Walter Gilbert and Betty Anne Nyman. Also Albert Vees, Kittie Cosgriff, Billy Nyman, Kay Coulter, Gene Fuller, Alan Ross, David Conlin, Ellen Hall, William David, Mary Jackson, Irving Mitchell, Errnest Woodward and "Wrinkles" Harris. Staged and presented by George Abbott.

August 14 through August 19,1944
UNCLE HARRY - by Thomas Job. Starring Luther Adler and Beth Merrill, with Isabelle Bonner, Josephine Van Fleet, Len Mence, Vicki Stringer, Jeanne Temple. Staged by Lem Ward. Presented by Clifford Hyman.

August 21 through August 26, 1944
THE DOUGHGIRLS - a comedy by Joseph Fields. Starring Lenore Ulric and Taylor Holmes, with Betty Furness, Leila Ernst and Peggy French. Also, George Blackwood, Sydney Grant, Don Kohler, Dan Barrett, Charlotte Ordway, Frances Rey, Allen Reisner, John Godfrey, Ted Gordon, Edwin Redding, Taylore Holmes, Phil Arthur, Lucille Benson, Lenore Ulric, Harold Grau, Joseph Olney Ainsworth Arnold and Mary Dallas. Staged by Joseph Olney

August 28 through September 2, 1944
WALLFLOWER - comedy by Mary Orr and Reginald Denham. Starring Kay Buckley, Betty Blythe, Frank McNellis and Sonya Stokowsky. Staged by Mr. Denham.

September 4 through September 9, 1944
CHAMPAGNE FOR EVERYBODY - comedy by Laszlo Vadnay and Max Lief. Starring Eddie Nugent, Eva Condon, Will Geer, Helen Parrish , Arthur Elmer, Nellie Burt, Alexander Clark, Frances Tannehill, and John McGovern. Directed by Earle McGill. Presented by Robert Ritchie and Alex Yokel.

September 11 through September 16, 1944
WHILE THE SUN SHINES - pre-Broadway run of a new comedy by Terence Rattigan. Starring Melville Cooper, with Stanley Bell, Ilexander Ivo, Cathleen Cordell, Anne Burr, Lewis Howard and J.P. Wilson. Staged by George S. Kaufman. Produced by Max Gordon.

Septem ber 18 through September 23, 1944
OUR FANNY - a new farce by Harry Segall. Starring Joy Hodges, with J.C. Nugent, John Archer and Lou Polan. Directed by Arthur Sircom.

September 25 through September 30, 1944
SOLDIER'S WIFE - pre-Broadway run of a new comedy written and directed by Rose Franken. Starring Martha Scott and Myron McCormick, with Glenn Anders, Frieda Inescort, and Lili Darvas.

October 2 through October 14, 1944
EMBEZZLED HEAVEN - a new play by L. Bush-Fekete and Mary Helen Fay, based on the novel by Franz Werfel. Starring Ethel Barrymore, with Albert Basserman, Eduard Franz, Sanford Meisner, and Martin Blaine. Directed by B. Iden Payne.

October 16 through October 21, 1944
TANGLED WEB - melodrama written and directed by Channing Pollock. With Clay Clement, Norman MacKay, Dorothy Emery, Doris Day, Dean Norton, Bram Nossen, Martin de Costa, Lillian Kemble, William Marceau, Edwin Redding, Natalie Hammond Core, James Rousseau, Derby Rogers, and Robert LeSeur.

October 23 through October 28, 1944
THE LATE GEORGE APLEY - a comedy based on the novel by John P. Marquand in collaboration with George S. Kaufman. Starring Leo G. Carroll, with Percy Waram, Janet Beecher and Margaret Dale. Staged by Mr. Kaufman. Presented by Max Gordon.

October 30 through November 3, 1944
HARRIET - drama based on the life of Harriet Beecher Stowe by Florence Ryerson and Colin Clements. Starring Helen Hayes. Cast includes Robert Emhardt; Alberta Perkins, Richard Wilder, Jane Seymour, Robert Harrison. Staged by Elia Kazan.

November 5 through November 12, 1944
BLOSSOM TIME - operetta by Sigmund Romberg, adapted from the music of Franz Schubert and H. Berte; book and lyric adapted from the original of A.M. Willner and H. Reichert by Dorothy Donnelly. Starring Earl Covert and Ruth Gillette, with Zella Russell, Harry K. Morton, Edmund Dorsay, William Mariel, Victor Morley, Joseph Toner and Betty Davis. Peggy O'Neil, John Alexander.

November 13 through November 18, 1944
GILBERT AND SULLIVAN OPERA COMPANY - performing Mikado, Pirates of Penzance, Trial by Jury, H.M.S. Pinafore, Iolanthe, Gondoliers. Lead players include Robert Pitkin, Catherine Judah, Ralph Riggs, and Kathleen Roche.

November 20 through December 2, 1944
REBECCA - drama based on the book by Daphne DuMaurier. Starring Bramwell Fletcher, Florence Reed and Diana Barrymore. Cast included Richard Temple, Margaret Bannerman, Franklyn Fox, Claude Horton, Jacqueline Max, Kenneth Treseder, George Baxter, Reginald Mason and Edgar Kent.

December 4 through December 9, 1944
DARK HAMMOCK - by Mary Orr and Reginald Denham. Starring Elissa Landi, with Mary Wickes, Charles McClelland, Arthur Hunnicutt, Mary Orr, Scott Moore, James Ganon, Mabel D. Berger, Alonzo Bosan, and Alan Dreeben. Staged by Reginald Denham.

December 11 through December 16, 1944
OVER TWENTY- ONE - comedy by Ruth Gordon. Starring Ruth Gordon, with Clinton Sundberg, Loring Smith, Millard Mitchell, Carol Ashburn, Kip Good, Emily Ross, Jane Sterling, Margorie Clarke, Eddie Hodge and Patricia Fargo. Staged by George S. Kaufman. Produced by Max Gordon.

December 18 through December 30, 1944
THE CHERRY ORCHARD - by Anton Chekhov. Starring Joseph Schildkraut and Eva LeGallienne. With John Bleifer, Fiona O'Shiel, A.P. Kaye, Horace Sinclair, Lois Hall, Carmen Matthews, and Leona Roberts. Staged by Miss LeGallienne. Presented by Carly Wharton and Margaret Webster.

December 31, 1944 through January 6, 1945
HOPE FOR THE BEST - comedy by William McCleery. Starring Franchot Tone, with Mercedes McCambridge, Doro Merande, Joan Wetmore, Leo Bulgakov, and Paul Potter. Staged by Marc Connelly. Presented by Jean Dalrymple and Marc Connelly.

1945
January 8 through January 13, 1945
STAR IN THE WINDOW - comedy by L. Bush-Fekete, Sidney Sheldon, and Mary Helen Fay. Starring Peggy Conklin. With Kirk Douglas, Roger Clark, William Lynn, Florence Shirley, G. Albert Smith, William Carroll, Tom McElhany, Judith Abbott, Darthy Hinkley, Jerry Vincent, George Ives, Mickey Stewart, and Frederick Tillinghast.

January 15 through January 20, 1945
A GOOSE FOR THE GANDER - comedy by Harold J. Kennedy. Pre-Broadway run. Starring Gloria Swanson and Conrad Nagel, with Maxine Stuart, Choo Choo Johnson, Joyce Sirola, Harold J. Kennedy, John Clubley, George Margolis, and David Tyrell.

January 21 through January 27, 1945
STAR TIME - variety review. Starring Lou Holtz, Benny Fields, Tony and Sally DeMarco and Dorothy Donegan. With Connie Russell, Jimmy and Mildred Mulcay, the Whitson Brothers, Armand Cortez, Linda Brent and George Prospery.

January 28, 1945
DEAR RUTH -- command performance for President Roosevelt's birthday.

January 29 through February 4, 1945
THE MERRY WIDOW - operetta by Franz Lehar. Starring Marcella Howard, Frank Melton, Nina Olivette, Malcolm Lee Beggs, Ken Kelly, Fred Hillebrand.

February 5 through February 17, 1945
DARK OF THE MOON - by Howard Richardson and William Birney. Starring Richard Hart and Carol Stone, with A. Winfield Honey, Roy Fant, Iris Whitney, Margery Belle, Maidel Turner, Kathryn Cameron, Norman Thompson, Millicent Coleman, Agnes Scott Yost, Ross Mathew, Charles Thompson, Frances Goforth, Georgia Simmons and Sherod Collins. Production supervised by John Huntington.

February 19 through February 24, 1945
CATHERINE WAS GREAT - comedy by and starring Mae West (as" Diamond Lil of all Russia"). With Ray Burbon, Charles G. Martin, Coburn Goodwin, Stephen Roberts, Charles Gerrard, Gene Randall, Bernard Huffman, John Parrish, Phillip Cary Jones and Leon Hamilton. Directed by Roy Hargrave.

February 26 through March 9, 1945
FOOLISH NOTION - comedy by Philip Barry. Starring Talullah Bankhead, with Henry Hull, Donald Cook and Aubrey Mather. Also Mildred Dunnock, Terry Dix, Barbara Kent, and Maria Manton. Directed by John C. Wilson.

March 11 through March 23, 1945
THE STUDENT PRINCE - operetta: music by Sigmund Romberg; book and lyrics by Dorothy Donnelly. Starring Alexander Gray, Laurel Hurley, Detmar Poppen and Frank Farrell.

March 26 through April 7, 1945
WINGED VICTORY - written and directed by Moss Hart. The cast included members of the Army Air Force including S/Sgt. Barry Nelson, Cpl. John Forsythe, Phyllis Avery, S/Sgt. Edmund O'Brien, S/Sgt. Kevin McCarthy, Cpl. Ed McMahon, Sgt. Gary Merrill, T/Sgt. Peter Lind Hayes, Cpl. Red Buttons, Olive Deering, S/Sgt. Ray Middleton.

April 9 through April 14,1945
THE TWO MRS. CARROLLS - drama by Martin Veil. Starring Elisabeth Bergner, with Joel Ashley. Also Michelette Burani, Stiano Braggiotti, Margary Maude, Leslie Barrie, Rhodella Heller and Jean Platt. Directed by Reginald Denham.

April 16 through April 26, 1945
THE SEARCHING WIND - drama by Lillian Hellman. Starring Cornelia Otis Skinner, Dennis King and Dudley Digges. With Henry Barnard, Walter Kohler, Mercedes Gilbert, Barbara O'Neil, Sylvestre Lamont, Aldo Aldi, Anthony Carlo, Walter Palm, William Marceau, Donald Foster, and William F. Schoeler. Staged and presented by Herman Shulman.

May 1 through May 12, 1945
SING OUT, SWEET LAND! - musical by Walter Kerr, which originated at Catholic University Drama Department. Starring Burl Ives, with Ray Jaquemot, Alma Kaye, Bibi Osterwald, Phillip Coolidge, Jack McCauley, Robert Penn, James Westerfield, Jerry Ross, Irene Hawthorne, and Ted Tiller. Staged by Leon Leonidoff.

May 21 through May 26, 1945
SNAFU - a comedy by Louis Solomon and Harold Buchman. Starring Eve McVeagh, Paul Stanley, and Janet Ward. With Grace Kleine, Marie Paxton, Marilyn Sable, Matthew Smith, Ernest Rowan, John Clubley, Paul Byron, Tom Morrison, Dort Clark, Winfred Cushing, John Adair, Pax Walker and Leo Chalzel. Staged by G. Winfield Smith.

May 28 through June 3, 1945
SAN CARLO OPERA COMPANY -- presenting Carmen, Rigoletto, The Barber of Seville, Aida, La Boheme, La Traviata, Faust and Il Trovatore. Artists include Margery Mayer, Mary Henderson, Grace Panvini, Tandy MacKenzie, Ernice Lawrence, Stephan Ballarini, Harold Kravit, Carlo Morelli, Sidney Rayner, Marie Powers, Mario Palermo, Wilma Stewart, Olympia DiNapoli, Barbara Venditti and Mostyn Thomas.

June 4 through June 9, 1945
MARINKA - romantic musical: book by George Marion Jr. and Karl Farkas; lyrics by George Marion Jr.; music by Emmerich Kalman. Starring Joan Roberts, Jerry Wayne, Romo Vincent, Luba Malina, Taylor Holmes and Reinhold Schunzel. With Ethel Levy, Leonard Elliott, Ronnie Cunningham and Jack Gansert. Staged by Hassard Short.

July 18 through July 22, 1945
BALLET RUSSE DE MONTE CARLO - presents Leonide Massine's Ballet Russe Highlights e, Irina Baranova, Rosella Hightower, Yurek Lazowski, Katherine Lee, Anna Istomina, Franz Allers. Presented by Fortune Gallo.

July 23 through August 4, 1945
GOOD NIGHT LADIES - adapted by Cyrus Wood from a play by Avery Hopwood and Charlton Andrews. Starring Skeets Gallagher, Eddie Glover, with Gloria Humphreys and Marlo Dwyer.

August 6 through August 25, 1945
LIFE WITH FATHER -- by Harold Lindsey and Russell Crouse from the book of Clarence Day. Starring Carl Benton Reid and Betty Linley. Cast includes Mary Diveny, Charles Wright, John Reynolds, David Demarest, Helen Kingstead, Priscilla Towers, Cathy O'Donnell, Hale Norcross, Juin Whipple, Vivian Purcell, William Jeffrey, James Jolley and Helen F. Evans.

September 10 through September 22, 1945
OKLAHOMA! - musical: music by Richard Rodgers; book and lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein, II. Choreography by Agnes DeMille. Starring Mary Hatcher and James Alexander. With Mary Marlo, Al Webster, Brent Flenniken, Earl Scholl, Walter Donahue, Norman MacKay, Doreathea MacFarland, David Morris, Ona Skever, Jemze de Lappe, Davie Gladstone, Louise Fornaca, Betsy Ross, Margaret Nelson, Dave Mallen, Eugene Keith, Robert Early, Erik Kristen, Jerry Clayton, Edwin Ziegler, and Alfred Cibelli Jr. Production directed by Rouben Mamoulian.

September 24 through September 29, 1945
POLONAISE - musical by Gottfried Reinhardt and Anthony Veiller; music by Frederic Chopin. Starring Jan Keipura and Marta Eggerth, with Kurt Bois, Rose Inghram, Tania Riabouchinska and Ferdi Hoffman. Dtaged by Edward Duryea Dowling.

October 1 through October 13, 1945
THE RUGGED PATH - drama by Robert E. Sherwood. Starring Spencer Tracy, with Ernest Woodward, Kay Loring, Emory Richardson, Martha Sleeper, Gordon Nelson, Jan Sterling, Clinton Sundberg, Robert Keith, A.P. Kaye, Laurence Fletcher, Henry Lascoe, Ralph Cullinan, Nick Dennis, Rex Williams, Theodore Leavitt, Paul Alberts, Sandy Campbell and Sam Sweet. Directed by Capt. Garson Kanin.

On October 5th, President Truman and Mrs. Truman attended the matinee performance and invited Spencer Tracy and cast of Rugged Path to tea at the White House afterward.

October 15 through October 20, 1945
THE NEXT HALF HOUR - by Mary Chase. Starring Fay Bainter, with Conrad Janis, John Ruth, Pamela Rivers, Francis Compton, Art Smith, Esther Owens, Thelma Schnee, Jean Adair, and Larry Oliver. Staged by George S. Kaufman.

October 22 through November 4, 1945
DUNNIGAN'S DAUGHTER - comedy by S.N. Behrman. Starring Dennis King with Virginia Gilmore, Glen Anders, Arthur Franz, Hale Norcross, Anne Jackson, and Arthur Gondra. Staged by Elia Kazan.

November 6 through November 11, 1945
STATE OF THE UNION - comedy by Russel Lindsay and Howard Crouse. Starring Ralph Bellamy, Ruth Hussey, with Myron McCormick, Minor Watson, and Kay Johnson. Cast includes G. Albert Smith, Maidell Turner, Herbert Heyes, George Lessey, Victor Sutherland, Helen Ray, Madeline King, Fred Cotton and Howard Graham. Staged by Bretaigne Windust.

November 12 through November 17, 1945
THE PASSING SHOW - revue presented prior to Broadway. Starring Willie Howard, with Bobby Morris, Sue Ryan, Dick Buckley, Bob Russell, Masters and Rollins, Ruth Davis, Mimi Kellerman, Betty Luster, Ruth Clayton, Gil Johnson, Sylvia Russell.

November 19 through November 25, 1945
THE LATE GEORGE APLEY - comedy by John P. Marquand and George S. Kaufman. Starring Leo G. Carroll, Janet Beecher, Percy Waram, Margaret Dale. With Howard St. John, Catherine Proctor, Peter Boyne, Ellen Cobb Hill, Margaret Phillips, Richard Barbee, Mrs. P. Morrison, Byron Russell, Mabel Acker and Reynolds Evans. Staged and directed by Mr. Kaufman.

November 27 through December 8, 1945
SPRING IN BRAZIL - musical comedy: book by Philip Rapp; music and lyrics by Robert Wright and George Forrest. Starring Milton Berle, with Mary Healy, Joseph Macauley, Jack Macauley, Don Arres, Ray Long, John Cherry, Mort Stevens, Roger Ohardino, Kent Edwards, William Quintmeyer, Wilson Woodbeck and Betty Riley. Staged by Philip Rapp.

December 10 through December 22, 1945
THE WINTER'S TALE - by William Shakespeare. Starring Henry Daniell, Florence Reed, Jessie Royce Landis, with Romney Brent, Witford Kane, Colin Keith-Johnson, Philip Houston. Directed by B. Iden Payne and Romney Brent.

December 24 through December 29, 1945
THE JOYOUS SEASON - comedy by Philip Barry. Starring Ethel Barrymore with Frank Conroy, Mary Welch, Craig Kelly, Hugh Franklin, Patricia Fargo, Elizabeth Dewing, Ty Perry, Don Keiffer, Olive Dunbar, Lida Kane, and William J. McCarthy.

December 31, 1945 through January 5, 1946
THE MAGNIFICENT YANKEE - drama by Emmet Lavery. Starring Louis Calhern and Dorothy Gish. With Mason Curry, Fleming Ward, Christopher Marvin, Nicholas Saunders, Eleanor Swayne, William Roerick, Sherling Oliver, Philip Truex, Robert Healy, Edgar Barrier, Gertrude Dallas, Grey Stafford, Edward Hudson, Edwin Whitner and Bruce Bradford. Directed and presented by Arthur Hopkins.

1946
January 7 through January 19, 1946
O MISTRESS MINE - comedy by Terence Rattigan. Starring Alfred Lunt and Lynn Fontanne, with Margery Maude, Esther Mitchell, Dick Van Patten, Anne Lee, and Marie Paxton. Directed by Alfred Lunt.

January 21 through January 26, 1946
YOU TOUCHED ME - a romantic comedy by Tennessee Williams and Donald Windham, suggested by a short story by D.H. Lawrence. Starring Edmund Gwenn, with Catherine Willard, John Conway, Neil Fitzgerald, Phyllis Ryder, and Nora Howard. Staged by Guthrie McClintic.

January 27, 1946
THE GLASS MENAGERIE - A command birthday performance honoring Franklin Roosevelt. Play by Tennessee Williams, with Laurette Taylor, Eddie Dowling, Julie Haydon and Anthony Ross.

January 28 through February 2, 1946
WINDY HILL - comedy by Patsy Ruth Miller. Starring Kay Francis, with Roger Pryor. Cast includes Eileen Heckart, Jetti Preminger, Donald McClelland, Ruth Conley, Lawrence Fletcher, Roger Pryor, Eulabelle Moore, Grant Gordon, Earle Mayo, James Hagan. Staged by Ruth Chatterton.

February 4 through February 16, 1946
THE HASTY HEART - comedy by John Patrick. Starring with Mary Stuart MacDonald, John Dall and Dort Clark. With Victor Chapin, John Burke, Lee Kresel, Joseph Foulk, Walter F. Appler, and J. Colville Dunn. Staged by Bretaigne Windust. Presented by Howard Lindsay and Russell Crouse.

[TELEVISION - From the HASTY HEART program's "Intermission Time" Fashion Notes: "We certainly cannot overlook the fact that television is becoming more and more real so that we can look forward to television sets in our own home. If not this year, certainly within the next year or two, television sets will become part of each household....]

February 18 through March 2, 1946
THE DESERT SONG - operetta: music by Sigmund Romberg; book by Otto Harback, Oscar Hammerstein II and Frank Mandel. With Harry Stockwell, Marguerite Piazza, Iris Whitney, Jack Goode. Also Lester Matthews, Richard Charles, George Burnson, Wilton Clary, Sherry O'Neill, Jean Bartel and Thayer Roberts. Presented by Russell Lewis and Howard Young, who took over the production from the San Francisco Civic Light Opera Association.

March 4 through March 16, 1946
HE WHO GETS SLAPPED - a new version by Judith Guthrie from the original by Andreyev. Starring Dennis King, with Stella Adler, John Abbott, Reinhold Schunzel. Staged by Tyrone Guthrie.

March 18 through March 23, 1946
MISS JONES - comedy by Ruth Gordon, staged by Garson Kanin. Starring Victor Kilian, Barbara Leeds, Sawyer Smith, Ellen Hall, Betty Caulfield, Janet Crews, Palmer Williams, Howard Ferguson, Margaret Mullen, Virginia Downing. Staged by Garson Kanin.

March 25 through March 30, 1946
WEST OF THE MOON - new play by Louis Bromfeld and Lazlo Vadnay. Starring Donald Cook, Estelle Winwood, with Anne Burr, Edgar Stehli, Wyrley Birch, Marta Linden, Harry Worth, Earl McDonald, and Mabel Bergen. Directec by Albert de Courville.

April 1 through April 14, 1946
BLOSSOM TIME - operetta by Sigmund Romberg, adapted from the music of Franz Schubert and H. Berte; book and lyric adapted from the original of A.M. Willner and H. Reichert by Dorothy Donnelly. Twenty-fifth anniversary production starring Edmund Dorsay, Ruth Gillette, Tom Barry, Frank Farrell, Zella Russell, Harry K. Morton, Narian Stevens, and Ann Lay.

April 15 through April 20, 1946
HAMLET - by William Shakespeare. Starring Maurice Evans. With Lili Darvas, Thomas Gomez, Frances Reid, Harry Sheppard, Whit Conner and Emmett Rogers. Staged by George Schaefer.

April 22 through April 27, 1946
THE TWO MRS. CARROLLS - by Martin Veil. Starring Elisabeth Bergner, with Joel Ashley, Michelette Burani, Stiano Braggiotti, Eva Leonard Boyne, Rhodelle Heller, Leslie Barrie, Rhodelle Heller, and Jean Platt.

May 6 through May 12, 1946
THE MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR - by William Shakespeare. Starring Charles Coburn, Jessie Royce Landis, with Romney Brent, David Powell, Gina Malo, and Charles Francis. Sets by Stuart Chaney. Directed by Romney Brent.

May 13 through May 15 and May 23 through May 25, 1946
ANTIGONE - adapted by Lewis Galantiere form the play by Jean Anouilh after Sophocles. Starring Katherine Cornell, with Cedric Hardwicke. Also Bertha Belmore, Wesley Addy, Ruth Matteson, George Matthews, and Oliver Cliff, and Marlon Brando (as the Messenger), Michael Higgins (The Third Guard). Staged by Guthrie McClintic. Presented by Katherine Cornell in association with Gilbert Miller.

May 16 through May 22, 1946
CANDIDA -- by Bernard Shaw. Starring Katharine Cornell, with Cedric Hardwicke and Mildred Natwick. Cast included Wesley Addy, Oliver Cliff, and Marlon Brando. Staged by Guthrie McClintic.

May 27 through June 1, 1946
LAURA - by Vera Caspary and George Sklar, from the novel by Vera Caspary. Starring Miriam Hopkins, Otto Kruger, and Tom Neal. Cast includes Tom Walsh, Walter Coy, Camilla Ashland, Isabel Bonner, and Roger Clark. Directed by Michael Gordon. Presented by Hunt Stromberg, Jr.

June 3 through June 8, 1946
LAFFING ROOM ONLY -- musical revue: music and lyrics by Burton Lane; book by Olsen and Johnson and Eugene Conrad. Starring Olsen and Johnson, with Frank Libuse, Willie West and McGinty, Harrison and Fisher, Mary LaRoche, Eleanor Tennis, Billy Young, Margot Brander, Harry Burns, Shannon Dean, Ben Yost Singers. Directed by John Murray Anderson.

President Truman and his staff occupied three boxes at the June 6th performance

June 17 through June 30, 1946
THE VOICE OF THE TURTLE - comedy by John Van Druten. Starring Harvey Stephens, Louisa Horton, Peggy French. Staged by John van Druten.

July 22 through July 27, 1946
MEET THE WIFE - a comedy by Lynn Starling. Starring Mary Boland, with Stapleton Kent, Jacqueline Ronkin, John Roche, Keith Barton, Patricia Fargo, Gene Blakely and Edward Cullen. Directed by Stapleton Kent.

July 29 through August 17, 1946
DEAR RUTH - comedy by Norman Krasna. Starring Howard Smith, Leona Powers, Lois Wheeler, and William Talman. Directed by Moss Hart.

August 19 through August 24, 1946
LIFE WITH FATHER - by Howard Lindsay and Russell Crouse, from the book by Clarence Day. Starring Edwin Maxwell and Betty Alden (who were husband and wife), with Donald O'Day, Raymond Moorehead, Mary Dallas, Michal Janis, George Le'soir, Agnes Gildea, Eleanor Brown, Betty Amiard, William Jeffreys, James Jolley. Staged by Bretaigne Windust.

August 26 through August 31, 1946
BLACKSTONE THE MAGICIAN - 32nd anniversary tour.

September 2 through September 14, 1946
THE MAGNIFICENT HEEL - a new play by Constance O'Hara. Starring Peggy Wood and Bert Lytell, with Richard Verney, Frank Merlin, and Edith Meiser. Directed by Brock Pemberton.

September 16 through September 21, 1946
THE TEMPORARY MRS. SMITH - pre-Broadway run of a new comedy by Jacqueline Suzann and Beatrice Cole. Starring Francine Larrimore, with Mischa Auer, Millard Mitchell, Fania Marinoff, and Howard St. John.

September 23 through September 28, 1946
COME ON UP - comedy by Miles Mander, Fred Schiller, Thomas Dumphy. Starring Mae West. Cast includes Michael Ames, Roy Gordon, Robert Tafur, Charles La Torre, Joe McTurk, Francesca Rotoli, Don Harvey, Cleo Desmond, John Doucette, Willis Claire, Robert Long. Directed by Russell Fillmore.

September 30 through October 11, 1946
PRESENT LAUGHTER - a light comedy by Noel Coward. Starring Clifton Webb, Evelyn Varden, Doris Dalton, Marta Linden. Produced and directed by John C. Wilson.

October 13 through October 19, 1946
THE STUDENT PRINCE - operetta: music by Sigmund Romberg; book and lyrics by Dorothy Donnelly. Starring Frank Hornaday, Detmar Poppen, Marian Stevens, Nina Varela, John Mooney, Mary Lou Boyd, Walter Cartwright and Mary Anne Walsh. Music by Sigmund Romberg.

October 21 through October 26, 1946
PYGMALION - by George Bernard Shaw. Starring Gertrude Lawrence and Dennis King, with Cecil Humphreys, Katherine Emmet and Ralph Forbes, Cynthia Latham. Staged by Cedric Hardwicke.

October 28 through November 2, 1946
THE HAVEN - a mystery drama by Dennis Hoey, prior to New York premier, based on a novel by Anthony Gilbert. Starring Melville Cooper, with Valerie Cossart, Dennis Hoey and Viola Roache. Cast includes Queenie Leonard, Eliza Sutherland, Charles Francis, Darby Summers, Martin Baum, Keith Palmer and Ivan Simpson. Directed by Clarence Derwent.

November 4 through November 17, 1946
THE APPLE OF HIS EYE - by Kenyon Nicholson and Charles Robinson. Starring Walter Huston with Doro Merande, Don Doherty, Mary James, Roy Fant, Ellen Andrews, Nancy Frankel, Joseph Sweeney, Clare Woodbury, and Rose Elliott.

November 19 through November 30, 1946
BLOOMER GIRL - musical: music by Harold Arlen; lyrics by E.Y. Harburg; book by Sid Herzig and Fred Saidy. Starring Nanette Fabray, Dick Smart, Peggy Campbell, Hubert Dilworth, Olive Reeves-Smith, Mabel Taliaferro, Matt Briggs. Choreography by Agnes DeMille. Staged by E.Y. Harburg.

December 2 through December 7,1946
EAGLE RAMPANT - by Jean Cocteau. Starring Tallulah Bankhead, Clarence Derwent, Marlon Brando and Colin Keith-Johnston, Eleanor Wilson and Cherokee Thornton. Produced and directed by John C. Wilson.

During the run, Miss Bankhead protested against segregation of the theatres, telling The Washington Post that she thought it "an international scandal that our great country's capital should make a laughing stock out of our Constitution and Bill of Rights, discriminating against any human being in any form."

December 9 through December 14, 1946
LOVE GOES TO PRESS - comedy by Martha Gellhorn and Virginia Cowles. Starring Joyce Heron and Ralph Michael with Jane Middleton, David Tyrrell, Georgina Cookson, Nigel Neilson, Peter Bennett, William Post Jr., Warren Parker, Gerald Andersen and Don Gibson. Directed by Wallace Douglas.

December 16 through December 21, 1946
THE MAGNIFICENT YANKEE - drama by Emmet Lavery. Starring Louis Calhern, with Sylvia Field. Cast includes William Weaver, Christopher Marvin, Carl Shelton, Fleming Ward, Eleanor Swayne, Charles Adams Baker, Nicholas Saunders, Grace Stafford, Robert Healy, Richard Bowler, Jerome Shaw, Bernard Pollack, Francis Henley and Edward Witner.

December 23, 1946 through January 11, 1947
UP IN CENTRAL PARK - musical comedy: book by Herbert and Dorothy Fields, music by Sigmund Romberg. Mike Todd production. Starring Betty Bruce, Maureen Cannon, Russ Brown, Earle McVeigh, Malcolm Lee Beggs, Walter Burke, Guy Standing Jr., Stanley Noonan and William H. Taft.

1947
January 13 through January 18, 1947
UP IN CENTRAL PARK - musical: book by Herbert and Dorothy Fields, lyrics by Dorothy Fields, music Sigmund Romberg. Mike Todd production. Starring Betty Bruce, Maureen Cannon, Russ Brown, Earle MacVeigh, Malcolm Lee Beggs, Walter Burke, Guy Standing Jr., Stanley Noonan, and William H. Taft. [NOTE: This production may have replaced German actress Elisabeth Bergner starring in Countess Juliet [by Strindberg] and The Proposal [by Chekov], originally scheduled for this time slot.]

January 20 through February 1, 1947
BLOSSOM TIME - operetta by Sigmund Romberg, adapted from the music of Franz Schubert and H. Berte; book and lyric adapted from the original of A.M. Willner and H. Reichert by Dorothy Donnelly. Starring Victoria Sherry, Earle Covert, Zella Russell, Edith Herlick, William Valentine, Dennis Carroll, Anthony Blair.

During a performance attended by President Harry S. Truman, members of the Congress for Racial Democracy picketed in front of the theatre protesting the theatre's segregation policy.

February 3 through February 15, 1947
THE GLASS MENAGERIE - new play by Tennessee Williams. Starring Pauline Lord with Richard Jones, Jeanne Shepherd, and Edward Andrews. Staged by Eddie Dowling and Margo Jones.

February 17 through March 8, 1947
STATE OF THE UNION - comedy by Howard Lindsay and Russell Crouse. Starring Neil Hamilton, Erin O'Brien-Moore, James Rennie, with Katherine Meskill, Donald Kohler, John Leslie.

DISCRIMINATION SUIT - Five patrons brought a discrimination suit against National Theatre testing the Civil Rights Act of 1875. They asked for ticket refunds after being denied admission due to race. The Theatre was currently under lease to Marcus Heiman, President of E Street Theatre Corporation.

March 10 through March 22, 1947
THE FATAL WEAKNESS - comedy by George Kelly. Starring Ina Claire, with Jane Seymour, Howard St. John and Mary Gildea, Jennifer Howard, John Larson. Directed by the author.

March 24 through April 5, 1947
THE ICEMAN COMETH - drama by Eugene O'Neill. Starring E.G. Marshall, Carl Benton Reid, Nicholas Joy and Frank Tweddell. Directed by Eddie Dowling.

April, 1947
EQUITY FIGHTS SEGREGATION - Actors' Equity Association announced that no member of the unions could perform at the National unless the theatre's discrimination policies were withdrawn. The ban, scheduled to go into effect on June 1, was later extended to August 1, 1948. Helen Hayes, Richard L. Coe, drama critic of The Washington Post and Rev. Gilbert V. Hartke, O.P., of the Catholic University Department of Speech and Drama were vocal supporters of the action.

April 7 through April 12, 1947
HAMLET -- by William Shakespeare. Starring Maurice Evans, with Miles Malleson, Doris Lloyd, Pamela Conroy, Henry Edwards, Philip Foster, .t Rogers; produced by Michael Todd.

April 14 through April 19, 1947
DEAR RUTH - comedy by Norman Krasna. Produced under the direction of Moss Hart. Starring Anne Henderson, Anthony Carr, Peggy Romano, William Bush, Mary Reynolds and Amy Douglas. .

April 21 through April 26, 1947
CALL ME MISTER - musical revue: music and lyrics by Harold Rome; sketches by Arnold Auerbach. Starring Jane Kean, Jules Munchen, Bill Callahan, Lawrence Winters, George Hall, Harry Clark, Maria Karnilova, Alan Manson, Danny Scholl, Betty Lou Holland, David Nillo, Chandler Cowles, George Irving, and Glen Turnbull. Directed by Robert H. Gordon.

April 28 through May 11, 1947
THE TWO MRS. CARROLLS -- drama by Martin Vale. Starring Elizabeth Bergner, with Joel Ashley. Cast includes Michelette Burani, Stiano Braggiotti, Eva Leonard Boyne, Rhodelle Heller, Leslie Barrie and Eleonore Mendellsohn. Staged by Reginald Denham.

May 13 through May 24, 1947
LOVE FOR LOVE - comedy by William Congreve, produced by John Gielgud. Starring John Gielgud, Cyril Ritchard, Sebastian Cabot with Richard Wordsworth, George Hayes, Adrianne Allen, John Kidd, Donald Bain, Philippa Gill, Pamela Brown, Malcolm Keen, Marian Spencer, Jessie Evans, Robert Flemyng and Mary Lynn.

May 26 through June 9, 1947
LUTE SONG - musical: story by Sidney Howard and Will Irwin; music by Raymond Scott; lyrics by Bernard Hanighen. Starring Yul Brynner, Dolly Haas, Louis Hector, Virginia Gilmore, Augustin Duncan and Marian Leeds. Staged by John Houseman.

June, 1947
DISCRIMINATION SUIT -- The Henderson suit was dismissed.

July 21, 1947 through August 16, 1947
OKLAHOMA! - musical play: m.usic by Richard Rodgers; book and lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein, II. With James Alexander as Curly, Peggy Engel as Laurey and Robert Nash as Jud Fry. Also Edith Gresham, Alfred Webster, Ridge Bond, Victor Young, Patricia Shay, David Morris, Christine Karner, Claire Pasch, Jessie Maddison, Louise Fornaca, Marcella Dodge, Lois Johnson, Dave Mallen, Eugene Keith, Robert Early, George Lawrence, Jerry Clayton, Robert Hendricks and Alfred Cibelli. Production Directed by Rouben Mamoulian. Dance by Agnes DeMille.

July 29, 1947
DESEGREGATION SUIT -- A judgment in favor of the plaintiffs in the segregation suit was returned.

August 12, 1947
DESEGREGATION - The National Theatre management announced that it would not alter its segregation stand unless the integration policy throughout Washington was changed either by legal action or by the mutual consent of business and civic groups.

August 18 through August 30, 1947
THE RED MILL - musical comedy: music by Victor Herbert; book and lyrics by Henry Blossom. Starring Jack Whiting, Odette Myrtil, Buster West, Dorothy Stone, Edward Dew, Jeanne Bal, Earl William, Frank Jaquet, Billy Griffith, Hal Price, Charles Mayer, Sara Ann McCabe and Charles Collins. Production prepared by Edwin Lester. Stage Direction by Billy Gilbert. Presented Paula Stone and Hunt Stromberg, Jr.

September 1 through September 6, 1947
WE LOVE A LASSIE - comedy by Marcel Wallenstein and Kathleen Kennedy. Pre-Broadway opening. Starring Valerie Cossart, Julie Harris, Barbara Everest, John F. Hamilton, Winston Ross, A. Winfield Hoeny, Leslie Barry, Frank Tweddell and Mary Michaels. Staged by Melville Cooper. Presented by the Messrs. Shubert.

September 8 through September 13, 1947
THE VOICE OF THE TURTLE - comedy by John Van Druten. Starring Haila Stoddard with Sheila Bromley and Philip Faversham. Staged by Edward Gordon. Settings by Stewart Chaney.

September 15 through October 4, 1947
LADY WINDERMERE'S FAN - by Oscar Wilde. Starring Cornelia Otis Skinner. With Estelle Winwood, David Manners, Bramwell Fletcher, Judith Fellows, Rex Evans, Evan Thomas and George Thirlwell. Also Henry Vincent, Richard St. John, Suzette Meredith, Richard Harrison, Mary Brady, Peter Keyes, Nola Haines, Arthur Stenning, Madge Preston, Matilda Baring, Cauncy Horsley, Joyce Harris, Michael Sadlier and Mary McCloud. Directed by Jack Minster. Scenery, Costumes, Lighting by Cecil Beaton. Music by Leslie Bridgewater. Presented by Homer Curran in association with Russell Lewis and Howard Young.

October 6 through October 19, 1947
THE WINSLOW BOY - new play by Terence Rattigan. Starring Frank Allemby, Valerie White and Alan Webb; with Frank Cellier, Madge Compton, Betty Sinclair, George Benson, Michael Kingsley, Michael Newell, Owen Holder, Dorothy Hamilton and Leonard Mitchell. Directed by Glen Byam Shaw. Presented by The Theatre Guild with H.M.Tennent, Ltd. of London, and John C. Wilson.

October 20 through October 25, 1947
ROSE MARIE -- operetta: music by Rudolph Friml and Herbert Stothart; book and lyrics by Otto Harbach and Oscar Hammerstein II. Cast includes Blanche Chanson, Nina Olivette, Malcolm Lee Beggs, Billy Sully, Helene Maye, Kent Williams, Nancy Newton, Raymond Bailey, Patricia Flynn. Staged by Lillian Udvardy.

October 26 through November 1,1947
THE MERRY WIDOW - operetta by Franz Lehar; modernized by Rowland Leigh. Cast includes Nina Olivette, Malcolm Lee Beggs, Billy Sully, Beverly Sills, Frank Melton, Helene Maye, Kent Williams, Nancy Newton, Raymond Bailey, Patricia Flynn, Mary Jane Floane. Staged by Lillian Udvardy.

November 3 through November 8, 1947
SONGS AND IMPRESSIONS BY MAURICE CHEVALIER -- Mr. Chevalier was accompanied by Irving Actman.

November 10 through November 22, 1947
SONG OF NORWAY - operetta based on the life and music of Edvard Grieg: musical adaptation and lyrics by Robert Wright and George Forrest; book by Milton Lazarus; play by Homer Curran. With Doreen Wilson, Melva Niles, Gilbert Russell, Ralph Magelssen and Sig Arno. Produced and directed by Edwin Lester. Choreography by George Balanchine.

November 24 through November 29, 1947
THE FIREFLY - operetta: music by Rudolf Friml; book and lyrics by Otto Harbach. With Grazia Aurelia, Jack Goode, Marian Hughes, Nina Varela, Richard Davies, Hank Henry, Judy Searles and Gloria Evans.

December 8 through December 20, 1947
SWEETHEARTS - musical by Victor Herbert; original book by Harry B. Smith and Fred De Gresac; lyrics by Robert B. Smith. Starring Bobby Clark, with Marjorie Gateson, June Knight, Robert Shackleton, Ann Andre, Alan Ross, Anthony Kemble Cooper, Jack Collins. Also Joan Anderson, Rose Marie Patane, Karen Lund, Lois Palmer, Linda Winsett, Marjorie Wellock, Eva Soltesz, Murial Bruenig, Raynor Howell, June Knight, Richard Benson, George Harwell, Elenore Tennis, John Anania, George Warwell, Louis De Mangus, Wayne McIntyre and Hal McMurrin. Production staged by John Kennedy. Presented by Paula Stone and Michael Sloane.

December 22, 1847 through January 3, 1948
I REMEMBER MAMA - by John Van Druten. Starring Charlotte Greenwood. With Kurt Katch, Jean Ruth, Grandon Rhodes, Marie Bainbridge, Ruth Lee, Raymond Roe, Eleanor Lawson. Directed by Russell Fillmore. Presented by Russell Lewis and Howard Young. "Note: In deference to requests from subscribers and patrons in general the customary mid-week matinees will be performed on Fridays for this engagement."


1948
January 5 through January 23,1948
CAROUSEL - musical based on Ferenc Molnar's "Liliom" (as adapted by Benjamin F. Glazer): music by Richard Rodgers; book and lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein 2d. With Henry Michel, Iva Withers, Louise Larabee, Eric Mattson, Gloria Elwood, Jane McGowan, Mario de Laval, Betta Striegler, Kenneth MacKenzie, Dusty Worrall. Production directed by Rouben Mamoulian. Production supervised by Lawrence Langer and Theresa Helburn. Presented by The Theatre Guild.

January 25 through February 1, 1948
THE STUDENT PRINCE - operetta: music by Sigmund Romberg; book and lyrics by Dorothy Donnelly. Starring Victoria Sherry, Toby Durst, Ditmar Poppen, Nina Varela, Robert Grandin and June Rymer. Staged by Walter Johnson.

February 2 through February 7, 1948
BURLESQUE - comedy by Arthur Hopkins and George Manker Watters. Starring Bert Lahr, Fay McKenzie, Peggy Cass, Bobby Barry, Charles G. Martin, Gail Garber and Ross Hertz. Directed by Arthur Hopkins.

February 8 through February 14, 1948
BLOSSOM TIME - operetta by Sigmund Romberg, adapted from the music of Franz Schubert and H. Berte; book and lyric adapted from the original of A.M. Willner and H. Reichert by Dorothy Donnelly. Starring Everett Marshall, Marion Stevens, Elizabeth Houston and Harold R. Brown, Zella Russell and Harry K. Morton. Staged by Zella Russell.

February 16 through February 21, 1948
PICK-UP GIRL - drama by Elsa Shelley. Starring Peggy Ann Garner, Frank Wilcox, Dorothy Peterson. Directed by Loy Nilson.

February 22, 1948
SHYLOCK AND HIS DAUGHTER - drama by Ari Ibn Zahav. Starring Maurice Schwartz and his Yiddish Art Theatre Company.

February 23 through February 28, 1948
THE LINDEN TREE - drama by J. B. Priestly. Starring Boris Karloff, Una O'Connor, Barbara Eversest. Cast includes Viola Keats, Cathleen Cordell and Marilyn Erskine, Halliwell Hobbes, Noel Leslie, Mary Kimber and Emmett Rogers. Directed by George Schaefer.

March 1 through March 13, 1948
THE CHOCOLATE SOLDIER -- operetta based on a book by Rudolph Bernauer and Leopold Jacobson; music by Oscar Sraus. Starring Billy Gilbert and Keith Andes, Ruth Gillette, Kaye Connor, Henry Calvin, Doretta Morrow, Donald Clarke, Barbara Heath, and Lillian Lanese. Directed by Felix Brentano.

March 14 through March 27, 1948
SPIKE JONES and HIS MUSICAL DEPRECIATION REVUE - Comedy bandsman show featuring the City Slickers band. Troupe includes Doodles Weaver, Helen Grayco, George Rock.

March 29 through April 10, 1948
AN INSPECTOR CALLS - drama by J.B. Priestly. Starring Thomas Mitchell. With Melville Cooper and Doris Lloyd, Rene Ray and John Buckmaster. Also Patricia Marmont and John Merivale. Directed by Cedric Hardwicke. Settings, costumes and lighting by Stewart Chaney. Presented by Courtney Burr and Lassor H. Grosberg.

April 12 through April 24, 1948
THE PLAY'S THE THING - by Ferenc Molnar. Starring Louis Calhern and Faye Emerson with Arthur Margetson, Ernest Cossart and Claud Allister. [Mr. Allister recreated the role he originated when the play was first produced by Mr. Miller in 1926.] Staged by Gilbert Miller. Presented by Gilbert Miller in association with James Russo and Michael Ellis.

April 26 through May 1, 1948
THE RED MILL - musical comedy: music by Victor Herbert; book and lyrics by Henry Blossom. Starring Jack Whiting, Odette Myrtil, Buster West, Dorothy Stone, Edward Dew, Jeanne Bal, Earl William, Frank Jaquet, Billy Griffith, Hal Price, Charles Mayer, Sara Ann McCabe and Charles Collins. Production prepared by Edwin Lester. Stage Direction by Billy Gilbert. Presented Paula Stone and Hunt Stromberg, Jr.

May 3 through May 8, 1948
THE FIRST MRS. FRASER - a comedy by St. John Ervine. Starring Jane Cowl, Reginald Mason, Anne Meacham, Richard Verney. Staged by Lex Richards.

May 10 through May 15, 1948
THERE GOES THE BRIDE - a new version of George Oppenheimer's "Here Today." Starring lka Chase, Robert Alda, with Harold J. Kennedy. Directed by Phillip Coolidge.

May 17 through July 10, 1948
HARVEY - comedy by Mary Chase. Starring Frank Fay, with Jean Stapleton, Dora Clement, Fred Irving Lewis, Kate Tomlinson, Mabel McCallum, Thomas Hume. Directed by Antoinette Perry.

June, 1948
Management announces that The National Theatre will become a special engagement motion picture house rather than desegregate.

July 12 through July 31, 1948
OKLAHOMA! - musical comedy by Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein, II. Choreography by Agnes DeMille. Starring Wilton Clary, Carolyn Tanner, Bruce Hamilton, Jacqueline Daniels, Edith Gresham. Directed by Rouben Mamoulian.

August 1, 1948
NATIONAL THEATRE CEASES STAGE PERFORMANCES: The final performance of Oklahoma! closed the National Theatre as a legitimate theatre due to the management's unwillingness to de-segregate. The Washington Star, May 6, 1952)

August, September, 1948
Motion picture equipment installed.

October 16, 1948
THE RED SHOES a British ballet film starring Moira Shearer, opened as a reserved-seat attraction. The theatre marquee and facade were decorated with flags, pennants and bunting to celebrate "The Motion Picture Event" of 1948.

1949

1950 (movies)
January 2, 1950 - January 10, 1950,
TELL IT TO THE JUDGE - starring Rosalind Russell. Free rhumba lessons by Arthur
Murray Dancers

January 11, l950 - January 17, 1950,
THERE'S A GIRL IN MY HEART - starring Lee Bowman, Gloria Jean, Elyse Knox,
Peggy Ryan

January 18, 1950 - January 24, 1950,
SILENT DUST - starring Sally Gray, Stephen Murray, Derek Farr, Nigel Patrick

January 25, 1950 - January 31, 1950,
UNDERTOW - starring Scott Brady, John Russell

February 1, 1950 - February 7, 1950,
THEY MET AT MIDNIGHT - starring Anna Neagle, Michael Wilding

February 8, 1950 - February 15, 1950,
THE LADY EVE - starring Barbara Stanwyck, Henry Fonda

February 16, 1950 - February 21, 1950,
BLOSSOMS IN THE DUST - starring Greer Garson, Walter Pidgeon

February 22, 1950 - March 2, 1950,
HER WONDERFUL LIE - starring John Abbott, Marc Platt, Constance Dowling,
Milada Mladova, Isabel Elsom, Sterling Holloway. Orchestra and Chorus of The Rome
Opera House

March 3, 1950 - March 6, 1950,
OF MICE AND MEN - starring Burgess Meredity, Betty Field, Lon Chaney, Jr.

March 7, 1950 - March 13, 1950,
STEAMBOAT ROUND THE BEND - starring Will Rogers

March 14, 1950 - March 20, 1950,
HOLIDAY - starring Katherine Hepburn, Cary Grant

March 21, 1950 - March 27, 1950,
THE TALK OF THE TOWN - starring Cary Grant, Jean Arthur, Ronald Coleman

March 28, 1950 - March 30, 1950,
STATE OF THE UNION - starring Spencer Tracy, Katherine Hepburn, Van Johnson

March 31, 1950 - April 3, 1950,
ROAD TO RIO - Bob Hope, Bing Crosby, the Andrews Sisters

April 4, 1950 - April 9, 1950,
THE CRUSADES - starring Loretta Young, Henry Wilcoxon

April 10, 1950 - April 12, 1950,
EASTER PARADE - starring Judy Garland, Fred Astaire. 35 cents until 5:00 p.m.;
Evenings - 60 cents

April 13, 1950 - April 17, 1950,
THE HEIRESS - starring Olivia DeHavilland

April 18, 1950 - April 24, 1950,
ALL THE KING'S MEN - starring Broderick Crawford

April 25, 1950 - May 1, 1950,
BATTLEGROUND - starring Van Johnson, John Hodiak, George Murphy

May 2, 1950 - May 8, 1950,
KEY TO THE CITY - starring Clark Gable

May 9, 1950 - May 15, 1950,
THE YELLOW CAB MAN - starring Red Skelton

May 16, 1950 - May 22, 1950,
THREE CAME HOME - starring Claudette Colbert

May 23, 1950 - May 29, 1950,
RIDING HIGH - starring Bing Crosby. 60 cents all day Sunday

May 30, 1950 - June 5, 1950,
A WOMAN OF DISTINCTION - starring Ray Milland, Rosalind Russell

June 6, 1950 - June 12, 1950,
WABASH AVENUE - starring Betty Grable

June 13, 1950 - June 19, 1950,
THE REFORMER AND THE REDHEAD - starring June Allyson, Dick Powell

June 20, 1950 - June 26, 1950,
CHEAPER BY THE DOZEN - starring Clifton Webb, Jeanne Crain

June 27, 1950 - July 3, 1950,
THE BIG LIFT - starring Montgomery Clift, Paul Douglas

July 4, 1950 - July 10, 1950,
GO WEST YOUNG MAN - starring Mae West with Randolph Scott, plus
TILLIE & GUS - starring W.C. Fields

July 11 1950 - July 17, 1950,
CAPTAIN CAREY, U.S.A. - starring Alan Ladd

July 18, 1950 - July 24, 1950,
THE BIG HANGOVER - starring Van Johnson, Elizabeth Taylor

July 25, 1950 - July 31, 1950,
ATICKET TO TOMAHAWK - starring Dan Dailey, Anne Baxter

August 1, 1950 - August 7, 1950,
ANNIE GET YOUR GUN - starring Betty Hutton

August 8, 1950 - August 14, 1950,
THE GUNFIGHTER -starring Gregory Peck

August 15, 1950 - August 21, 1950,
FATHER OF THE BRIDE - starring Spencer Tracy, Elizabeth Taylor

August 22, 1950 - August 29, 1950,
DUCHESS OF IDAHO - starring Van Johnson, Esther Williams

August 30, 1950 - September 4, 1950,
MY FRIEND IRMA - starring Marie Wilson, Dean Martin & Jerry Lewis

September 5, 1950 - September 11, 1950,
MISSISSIPPI - starring W.C. Fields, Bing Crosby, plus
BELLE OF THE 90's - starring Mae West

September 12, 1950 - September 18, 1950,
THREE LITTLE WORDS - starring Fred Astaire, Red Skelton

September 19, 1950 - September 25, 1950,
KIND HEARTS AND CORONETS - starring Alec Guinness

September 26, 1950 - October 1, 1950,
BROKEN ARROW - starring James Stewart
October 2, 1950 - October 8, 1950,
THE THIRD MAN - starring Joseph Cotton, plus
THE WINSLOW BOY - starring Robert Donat

October 9, 1950 - October 14, 1950,
BLACK ROSE - starring Tyrone Power, Orson Welles

October 15, 1950 - October 21, 1950,
SUNSET BOULEVARD - starring Gloria Swanson, William Holden, Erich von Stroheim

October 22, 1950 - October 28, 1950,
THE GREAT VICTOR HERBERT - starring Mary Martin, plus
LOVE ME TONIGHT - starring Maurcie Chevalier

October 29, 1950 - November 4, 1950,
FANCY PANTS - starring Bob Hope

November 5, 1950 - November 11, 1950,
IF WINTER COMES - starring Walter Pidgeon, plus
LITTLE WOMEN - starring Elizabeth Taylor, Peter Lawford

November 12, 1950 - November 18, 1950,
ANIMAL CRACKERS - starring The Marx Brothers, plus
IF I HAD A MILLION - starring W.C. Fields, Gary Cooper and 14 Great Stars

November 19, 1950 - November 25, 1950,
MASTER 880 - starring Dorothy McGuire, Edmund Gwenn

November 26, 1950 - December 2, 1950,
DUCK SOUP - starring The Marx Brothers, plus
GOIN' TO TOWN - starring Mae West

December 3, 1950 - December 9, 1950,
ONE HOUR WITH YOU - starring Jeanette MacDonald, Maurice Chevalier, plus
A BEDTIME STORY - starring Frederic March

December 10, 1950 - December 16, 1950,
GEORGE BERNARD SHAW FILM FESTIVAL:
MAJOR BARBARA plus
PYGMALION

December 17, 1950 - December 23, 1950,
STATE SECRET - starring Douglas Fairbanks, Jr.

December 24, 1950 - December 31, 1950,
ALL ABOUT EVE - starring Bette Davis, Anne Baxter, George Sanders
EXTRA! WALT DISNEY'S BEAVER VALLEY


1951
Building was owned by The Munsey Realty Co., a subsidiary of The Munsey Trust Co., which was the Munsey estate, represented by Christopher H. Pope.

March 30, 1951
Howard S. Cullman of New York tried unsuccessfully to buy the National and convert it back to an integrated playhouse.

November 8, 1951
NEW LEASE - Richard Aldrich and Richard Meyers (Myers?), with Robert Dowling's City Investment Company and money from Julius Fleischmann took a ten-year lease, effective May 4, 1952. They pledge to open as an integrated theatre, operated by Louis Lotito.

1952
Edward Plohn continued as theatre manager.
Scott Kirkpatrick became assistant manager.

May 5 through May 31, 1952 - SEGREGATION ENDED
CALL ME MADAM - The National Theatre re-opened as an unsegregated legitimate theatre with Ethel Merman in Irving Berlin's Call Me Madam. With Richard Eastham, Alan Hewitt, Russell Nype, Alan Hewitt, Pat Harrington, Galina Talva, Jay Velie, Robert Chambers, E. A. Krumschmidt. Directed by George Abbott. Musical numbers staged by Jerome Robbins. Elaine Stritch played the lead in a matinee on May 30. "Conchita del Riviero" in the company became the star, Chita Rivera. Rivera was a native Washingtonian.

June 2 through June 21, 1952
GENTLEMEN PREFER BLONDES - musical comedy based on the book by Joseph Fields and Anita Loos, music by Jule Styne; lyrics by Leo Robin; dances and music ensemble by Agnes de Mille. Starring Carol Channing, Jack McCauley, Shirl Conway, Eric Brotherson, Kazimer Kokic, Mary Finney, Robert Chisholm, Reta Shaw, Honi Coles, Cholly Atkins, Dorothy Etheridge, Morley Meredith, Jerry Jarrett, Frank Milton, Doug Rogers, Irving Mitchell. Production staged by John C. Wilson.

June 23 through July 19, 1952 - DARK

July 21 through August 2, 1952
GOOD NITE LADIES - Comedy adapted by Cyrus Wood from the stage hit "Ladies Night in a Turkish Bath" by Avery Hopwood. Starring Dolores Cross, Joyce Savage, Patricia Stedman, Bob Ball, Ervil Kay Hart, Elsie Kerben, Neal Thorpe, Jack Mathiesen, Josephine Raciti, Denise Milan, Monie May, Nalima Esined and Tom Carlin. Directed by Harry Minturn.

August 4 through August 30, 1952
PORGY AND BESS -- music by George Gershwin, lyrics by DuBose Heyward and Ira Gershwin. Starring William Warfield, Leontyne Price, Cab Calloway, Urylee Leonardos and LeVern Hutcherson. Cast includes Georgia Burke, Helen Colbert, Joseph James, William Veasey, Leslie Scott, Helen Dowdy, John McCurry, Howard Roberts, Moses LaMarr, Kenneth Hibbert, Helen Thigpen, Catherine Ayers, Jerry Laws, Joseph Crawford, Ray Yeates and Joseph Attles. Directed by Robert Breen.

October 6 through October 11, 1952
BERNARDINE - comedy by Mary Chase. Cast includes Johnny Stewart, Alney Alba, Beverly Lawrence, John Kerr and Michael Wager. Staged by Guthrie McClintic.

October 13 through October 25, 1952
THE CLIMATE OF EDEN - comedy by Moss Hart, based on Edgar Mittelholzer's novel "Shadows Move Among Them." Starring John Cromwell, Isobel Elsom, Penelope Munday, Lee Montague, Rosemary Harris. Directed by Moss Hart.

October 27 through November 1, 1952
THE DEEP BLUE SEA - by Terence Rattigan. Starring Margaret Sullavan, with Alan Webb, Herbert Berghof, James Hanley, Betty Sinclair, John Merivale, Stella Andrew, and Felix Deebank. Directed by Frith Banbury.

November 3 through November 15, 1952
TOP BANANA - musical comedy with words and music by Johnny Mercer, book by Hy Kraft. STarring Phil Silvers, with Kaye Ballard, Jack Albertson, Judy Lynn, Johnny Coy, Joey Faye, Walter Dare Wahl, Herbie Faye, Bradford Hatton, Dick Dana, Johnny Trama, Gloria Smith, George Marci, "Flach" Hogan, Danny Scholl. Directed by Jack Donohue.

November 17 through November 30, 1952
THE SHRIKE -- Pulitzer prize winning drama by Joseph Kramm. Starring Van Heflin, Doris Dalton, and Kendall Clark. Direction by Jose Ferrer

December 1 through December 13, 1952
POINT OF NO RETURN - new play by Paul Osborn, based on a novel by John Marquand. Starring Henry Fonda with Leora Dana, Frank Conroy, Paul Huber, Colin Keith-Johnston, Robert Ross, Patricia Smith, Phil Arthur, William Le Massena, and James MacDonald. Directed by H.C. Potter. Presented by Leland Hayward.

December 29, 1952 through January 4, 1953
BALLET THEATRE - starring Alicia Alonso, Igor Youskevitch, Mary Ellen Moylan and John Kriza. Music conducted by Joseph Levine. Repertory includes: Les Sylphides, The Harvest According, Pas de Deux, Graduation Ball, Design with Strings, Fall River Legend, Fancy Free, La Fille Mal Gardee, Princess Aurora, Giselle, Interplay, Swan Lake and Les Patineurs.


1953
January 12 through January 24, 1953
THE FOURPOSTER - comedy by Jan de Hartog. Starring Hume Cronyn and Jessica Tandy in the Jose Ferrer Production. Staged by Jose Ferrer for The Playwrights' Company.

January 27 through February 14, 1953
GIGI -- comedy by Anita Loos, based on the novel by Collette. Starring Audrey Hepburn. With Margaret Bannerman, Michael Evans, Josephine Brown, Bertha Belmore, Doris Patston and Ronald Telfer. Directed by Raymond Rouleau.

February 16 through February 28, 1953
BELL, BOOK AND CANDLE -- comedy by John Van Druten. Starring Joan Bennett and Zachary Scott, with Dorothy Sands, James O'Rear and William Windom. Staged by Shepard Traube.

March 2 through March 21, 1953
MRS. McTHING -- a comic fantasy by Mary Chase. Starring Helen Hayes with Jules Munshin, Enid Markey, Iggie Wolfington, Paula Trueman, Lydia Reed, Robert Mariotti, Bethel Leslie, Guy Raymond. Directed by Joseph Buloff.

March 23 through April 18, 1953
OKLAHOMA! -- music by Richard Rodgers. Book and Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein, II, based on Green Grow the Lilacs by Lynn Riggs. Starring Florence Henderson, Mary Marlo and Ralph Lowe, with Jacquelin Daniels, Victor Griffin, Alfred Cibelli, Jr., Charles Hart, Charles Scott, John Addis, Jerry Mann, Judy Rawlings, Margery Reilley, Davie Gladstone, Jean Bledsoe, Marquita Living, Anita Berman, Owen Martin, Victor Reilley, Bob Lord. Directed by Rouben Mamoulian. Dances by Agnes DeMille.

March 31, 1953 marked the 10th Anniversary of Oklahoma! A gala backstage party was planned by The Theatre Guild for that night, and "in addition to Washington dignitaries," the program announced, attendees would include "the Messrs. Rodgers and Hammerstein, Rouben Mamoulian and Agnes DeMille" as well as Alfred Drake, Celete Holm and others of the original cast.

April 19 through April 26, 1953
TUMULTIME -- musical revue with "that Yiddish flavor." With the Barton Brothers, Lou Saxon, Marty Drake, Rickie Layne, Kathryn Chang, Jennifer Marshall, Florence Shore, The Rivieras, Hy Sands. Vocal and Choral Direction by Marty Drake. Production supervised by Paul Barton.

April 27 through May 9, 1953
AN EVENING WITH WILL SHAKESPEARE -- Starring Eva LeGallienne, Faye Emerson, John Lund, Betty Field, Basil Rathbone, Viveca Lindfors, and Margaret Webster. Narrated and directed by Margaret Webster. Produced by Mary Hunter for the American Shakespeare Festival Foundation.

May 11 through May 23, 1953
STALAG 17 - comedy by Donald Bevan and Edmund Trzcinski. Cast includes George Tobias, Douglas Watson, Laurence Hugo, Lothar Rewalt, Edward Platt, Jerry Jarrett, Robert Lansing, Vincent Donahue and Jason Robards. Directed by Jose Ferrer.

May 25 through May 30, 1953
THE FOURPOSTER -- comedy by Jan de Hartog. Starring Jessica Tandy and Hume Cronyn. Directed by Jose Ferrer.

June 29 through August 22, 1953
GUYS AND DOLLS -- Musical based on a story and characters by Damon Runyan. Music and Lyrics by Frank Loesser; book by Jo Swerling and Abe Burrows; staged by George S. Kaufman. Starring Iva Withers, Julie Oshins, Norwood Smith and Pat Rooney, with Susan Hight, B.S. Pully, Jack Prince, Dell Markee, Al Nesor, Tom Ahearne and Netta Packer. Dances and musical numbers staged by Michael Kidd. Vocal Arrangements and Direction by Herbert Greene. Among the dancers: Peter Gennnaro (who also played "A Drunk"), Oona White and Gretchen Wyler.

September 21 though September 26, 1953
TEA AND SYMPATHY - drama by Robert Anderson. Starring Deborah Kerr, with John Kerr and Leif Erickson, Florida Friebus, Richard Midgley, Alan Sues, Richard York, Arthur Steuer, Richard Franchot, John McGovern and Yale Wexler. Directed by Elia Kazan.

September 28 through October 3, 1953
THE DUBLIN PLAYERS -- present Shadow and Substance (by Paul Vincent Carroll), Playboy of the Western World by (John Millington Synge), and three one-act plays, In the Shadow of the Glen (by John Millington Synge), The Workhouse Ward (by Lady Augusta Gregory), Riders to the Sea (by John Millington Synge). Cast includes Phyllis Ryan, James Neylin, Aileen Harte, Harry Webster, Charles Blair, Ronald Ibbs, Maureen Halligan, James Kenny, Brian Vincent, Gervaise Mathews, Ken Huxham, Ann Elgsden and David Clark.

October 5 through October 17, 1953
THE SOLID GOLD CADILLAC -- comedy by Howard Teichmann and George S. Kaufman. Starring Josephine Hull and Loring Smith, with Geoffrey Lumb, Wendell K. Phillips, Reynolds Evans, Henry Jones, Mary Welch, Jack Ruth, David F. Perkins, Charlotte Van Lein, Vera Fuller Mellish, Carl Judd, Al McGranary, Howard Adelman, Georgiana Spelvin, Henry Norell, Mark Allen and Lorraine MacMartin. Staged by George S. Kaufman.

October 19 through October 31, 1953
KIND SIR -- by Norman Krasna. Starring Mary Martin and Charles Boyer, with Dorothy Stickney, Margalo Gillmore, Frank Conroy, Curtis Thalman and Robert Ross. Presented and directed by Joshua Logan.

November 2 through November 14, 1953
THE LOVE OF FOUR COLONELS - comedy by Peter Ustinov. Starring Rex Harrison and Lilli Palmer, with George Voskovec, Robert Coote, Stephen Schnabel, Edward Andrews, Maureen Hurley, and Reginald Mason. Directed by Rex Harrison.

November 16 through November 21, 1953
SLAVENSKA-FRANKLIN BALLET -- principal dancers Mia Slavenska and Frederic Franklin. Repertory includes Concerto Romantica, A Streetcar Named Desire, I Laughed at Spring, The Nutcracker Suite, Symphonic Variations, Don Quijote Pas de Deux, Swan Lake, Portrait of a Ballerina, Black Swan Pas de Deux.

November 23 through November 28, 1953
AMERICAN SAVOYARDS GILBERT AND SULLIVAN Repertory -- presented by Patrick Hayes and Charles E. Green, produced and directed by Dorothy Raedler. Productions include The Mikado, Pirates of Penzance and Patience.

November 30 through December 12, 1953
THE PRESCOTT PROPOSALS - by Howard Lindsay and Russell Crouse. Starring Katherine Cornell, with Felix Aylmer, Lorne Greene, Ben Astar, Roger Dann, Bartlett Robinson, Minoo Daver and Robert B. Culp. Directed by Howard Lindsay. Presented by Leland Hayward.

December 21, 1953 through January 16, 1954
PORGY AND BESS - Opera: music by George Gershwin; libretto by DuBose Heyward; lyrics by DuBose Heyward and Ira Gershwin. Based on the play, "Porgy," by Dorothy and DuBose Heyward. Starring LeVern Hutcherson or Leslie Scott or Irving Barnes as Porgy. Bess played by Leontyne Price or Urylee Leonardos or Elizabeth Foster. With Cab Calloway as Sporting Life, John Curry as Crown, Helen Thigpen as Serena, Helen Colbert as Clara, Jerry Laws as Mingo, Joseph James as Jake. Directed by Robert Breen.

1954
Theatre "remodeled" - Wash Star 2-3-1963
Edward Plohn retired as theatre manager.
Scott Kirkpatrick became manager.

January 18 through January 23, 1954
OKLAHOMA! - musical: music by Richard Rodgers; lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein, II, based on the play "Green Grow the Lilacs" by Lynn Riggs. Starring Florence Henderson, Ridge Bond, Mary Marlo, Barbara Cook, David LeGrant, Alfred Cibelli, Jr., Harris Hawkins, Owen Martin, Judy Rawlins, Charles Hart, George Lawrence, and Maggi Nelson. Choreography by Agnes de Mille. Directed by Rouben Mamoulian.

January 25 through February 6, 1954
THE CONFIDENTIAL CLERK - a comedy by T.S. Eliot. Starring Ina Claire, Claude Rains, and Joan Greenwood, with Aline MacMahon, Newton Blick, Douglas Watson and Richard Newton. Directed by E. Martin Browne. Presented by Henry Sherek and the Producers' Theatre, Roger L. Stevens, Robert Whitehead, Robert W. Dowling.

February 8 through February 13, 1954
THE ROYAL WINNIPEG BALLET OF CANADA - Guest Artist: Alicia Markova. With Arnold Spohr, Eva von Gensey, Jean Stoneham, Carlu Carter and Bill McGrath. Musical director, Eric Wild. Artistic Director Gweneth Lloyd. Ballet Mistress, Betty Farally and R. Jasinski Sponsored by the English-Speakig Union. Repertory includes: Ballet Premiere, Shadow on the Prairie, Intermede, The Shooting of Dan McGrew, Visages, Don Quixote pas de deux, Rondel, Concerto, Finishing School, Les Sylphides, The Dying Swan, Black Swan pas de deux, Bolero.

February 15 through February 27, 1954
THE BURNING GLASS - drama by Charles Morgan. Starring Sir Cedric Hardwicke; with Walter Matthau, Isabelle Elsom, Scott Forbes, Maria Riva, William Roerick, Ralph Clanton, Basil Howes, Roderick Walker. Directed by Luther Kennett.

April 12 through April 17, 1954
AZUMA KABUKI DANCERS AND MUSICIANS - presented by Sol Hurok with the cooperation of HIH Prince Takmatsu and the Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

April 19 through May 1, 1954
PICNIC - the Pulitzer Prize Drama by William Inge. Starring Ralph Meeker, with Sandra Church, Louise Larabee, Elizabeth Wilson, John C. Becher, Ruth McDevitt, Fred Eisley and Daryl Grimes. Directed by Joshua Logan. Presented by The Theatre Guild and Joshua Logan.

May 2 through May 5, 1954
BALLET THEATRE - Starring Alicia Alonzo, Igor Youskevitch, John Kriza, Melissa Hayden, Ruth Ann Koesun, Eric Braun. Co-directors Lucia Chase and Oliver Smith. Repertory includes: Les Sylphides, The Capital of the World, Black Swan pas de deux, Gala Performance, Interplay, Swan Lake, The Combat, Graduation Ball, Constantia, Aleko, Fancy Free, Theme and Variations, Fall River Legend.

May 17 through August 31, 1954
SOUTH PACIFIC - musical by Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein, II. Starring Webb Tilton and Jeanne Bal. Cast includes Stanley Grover, Mari Young, Benny Baker, Dorothy Franklin, Alan Baxter, Russ Brown. Directed by Joshua Logan.

September 6 through September 18, 1954
ALL SUMMER LONG - by Robert Anderson, adapted from a novel by Donald Wetzel. Starring John Kerr, Ed Begley and June Walker, with Clay Hall, Carroll Baker, John Randolph and Daniela Boni. Directed by Alan Schneider.

September 20 through October 2, 1954
SAINT JOAN - by G. Bernard Shaw. Starring Jean Arthur with Sam Jaffe and George Macready. Cast includes Frank Silvera, Paul Richards, Larry Ward, George Lloyd, Robert Goodier and Wyndham Goldie. Staged by Harold Clurman.

October 4 through October 9, 1954
BALLET RUSSE DE MONTE CARLO - Starring Maria Tallchief and Frederic Franklin, Nina Novak, Leon Danielian, Gertrude Tyven, Yvonne Chouteau, Irina Borowska, Alan Howard, Victor Moreno. Productions include Swan Lake, Cirque de Deux, The Mikado, Gaite Parisienne, The Nutcracker, Le Beau Danube, Scheherazade, Les Sylphides, Coppelia

October 18 through October 24, 1954
BALLETS ESPAGNOLS - Starring Carmen Aracena, Amparo Bauset, Gloris Goma, Mercedes Molina and Maria Roman.

November 1 through November 13, 1954
WEDDING BREAKFAST - written by Theodore Reeves. Starring Lee Grant, Harvey Lembeck, Anthony Franciosa and Virginia Vincent. Directed by Herman Shumlin.

November 15 through November 21, 1954
TEA AND SYMPATHY -- drama by Robert Anderson. Starring Deborah Kerr; with Alan Baxter and Don Dubbins. Directed by Elia Kazan.

November 23 through December 4, 1954
PORTRAIT OF A LADY - a new play by William Archibald, based on the novel by Henry James. Starring Jennifer Jones. With Robert Flemyng, Cathleen Nesbitt, Douglas Watson and Barbara O'Neil. Also Halliwell Hobbes, Eva Leonard-Boyne, Jan Farrand. Directed by Jose Quintero. Presented by Lyn Austin and Thomas Noyes and The Producers Theatre.

December 13, 1954 through January 2, 1955
WONDERFUL TOWN - a musical comedy: book by Joseph Fields and Jerome Chodorov; music by Leonard Bernstein; lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph Green. Starring Carol Channing. With George Gaynes, Betty Gillett, Dort Clark, Paul Lipson, Don Barton, Isabella Hoopes, Ted Beniades, Carole Cole and Jordan Bentley. Directed by George Abbott.

1955
January 24 through February 5, 1955
THE DARK IS LIGHT ENOUGH - by Christopher Fry. Starring Katherine Cornell, Tyrone Power. Cast includes Arnold Moss, John Williams, Marian Winters, Eva Condon, Christopher Plummer, Paul Roebling, Sydney Pollack, Jerome Gardino, William Podmore, Donald Harron Ted Sunther, Charles Macaulay and Dario Barri.. Directed by Guthrie McClintic.

February 7 through February 12, 1955
TONIGHT IN SAMARKAND -- romantic drama by Jacques Deval and Lorenzo Semple Jr. Starring Louis Jourdan, with Jan Farrand, Michael Gorrin, Joyce Lear, Halliwell Hobbes, Alexander Scourby, Theodore Bikel, Sylvia Daneel. Directed by Alan Schneider.

February 14 through February 19, 1955
DEAR CHARLES -- a comedy by Marc-Gilbert Sauvajon and Frederick Jackson; adapted by Alan Melville. Starring Tallulah Bankhead. With Robert Coote and Patsy Kelly, Theodore Newton, Werner Klemperer, William Roerick, Norah Howard, Larry Robinson, Tom Raynor, Grace Raynor and Peter Pell. Directed by Edmund Baylies. Presented by Richard Aldrich and Richard Myers.

March 14 through March 19, 1955
VINCENTE ESCUDERO AND CARMITA GARCIA - with Maria Marquez and "The Bailete," with Rosario Escudero, Maria Amaya, Mario Escudero. Singer: Pepe La Matrona; Pianist: Pablo Miquel. Presented by Maruice Attias.

March 29 through April 23, 1955
THE SEVEN YEAR ITCH - romantic comedy by George Axelrod. Starring Tom Ewell, with Louise King, Rita Morley, Robert Emhardt, William Woodson. Directed by John Gerstad. Presented by Courtney Burr and Elliott Nugent.

June 20 through June 26, 1955
INHERIT THE WIND - a new play by Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee. Starring Paul Muni. With Ed Begley, and Tony Randall. Cast includes Murial Kirkland, Bethel Leslie, Staats Cotsworth, Louis Hector, Karl Light. Directed by Herman Shumlin. Presented by Herman Shumlin in association with Margo Jones.

June 28 through July 10, 1955
CAN-CAN - musical by Cole Porter; choreography by Michael Kidd. Book and direction by Abe Burrows. Starring Rita Dimitry, John Tyers, George S. Irving, Ronnie Cunningham and Ferdinand Hilt.

July 18 through July 30, 1955
THE SKIN OF OUR TEETH - by Thornton Wilder. Starring Helen Hayes, Mary Martin, George Abbott and Florence Reed. Cast includes Frances Sternhagen and Alice Fay. Directed by Alan Schneider.

August 1 through September 3, 1955
THE KING AND I - a new musical by Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II. Based on the book, "Anna and the King of Siam," by Margaret Landon. Starring Patricia Morison and Leonard Graves. With Fairfax Burgher, Jeff Hall, Bob Held, Alfred Cibelli, Jr., Hubert Bland, Ken Remo, Suzanne Lake, Norma Larkin, Patrick Adiarte, and Dorethea De Arco. Directed by John van Druten. Choreography by Jerome Robbins.

September 19 through October 1, 1955
THE HEAVENLY TWINS - a comedy by Louis Kronenberger. Starring Jean Pierre Aumont and Faye Emerson, with Gaby Rodgers, Marcel Hillaire, Drew Thompson, Earl Montgomery, Lucille Patton. Directed by Cyril Ritchard.

October 3 through October 15, 1955
ANASTASIA - a new romantic drama by Marcelle Maurette, adapted from the French by John Bolton. Starring Dolly Haas, Eugenie Leontovich, John Emery, Robert Duke. Directed by Alan Schneider.

October 18 through November 5, 1955
THE VAMP - musical based on a book by John Latouche and Sam Locke: music by James Mundy; lyrics by John Latouche. Starring Carol Channing. With David Atkinson, Bibi Osterwald, Robert Rippy, Patricia Hammerlee, Matt Mattox, Helen Wood. Directed by David Alexander.

November 7 through November 19, 1955
JANUS -- romantic comedy by Carolyn Green. Starring Margaret Sullavan, Robert Preston, Claude Dauphin, with Robert Emhardt and Mary Finney. Directed by Reginald Denham.

November 21 through December 3, 1955
THE GREAT SEBASTIANS - a melodrama by Howard Lindsay and Russell Crouse. Starring Alfred Lunt and Lynn Fontanne, with Ben Astar and Simon Oakland. Directed by Bretaigne Windust.

December 5 through December 12, 1955
VALOUR WILL WEEP -- a new play by Henry Denker and Ralph Berkey. Starring Arthur Kennedy, co-starring Richard Kiley. With Harvey Stephens, Allyn McLerie, Thomas Carlin, Frank Aletter, Arthur Storch and Patricia Benoit. Staged by Windsor Lewis.

December 26 through December 31, 1955
A QUIET PLACE - by Julian Claman. Starring Tyrone Power and Leora Dana. Cast includes Halliwell Hobbes, Susan Kohner, Ernestine Perrie and Dino Terranova. Directed by Delbert Mann. Occasional music by Leonard Bernstein.

1956
January 9 through January 21, 1956
THE D'OYLY CARTE OPERA COMPANY - presenting Trial by Jury, H.M.S. Pinafore, Pirates of Penzance, Iolanthe, The Mikado. Ensemble cast is headed by Peter Pratt, Ann Drummond-Grant, Fisher Morgan, Donald Adams, and Muriel Harding.

January 31 through February 4, 1956
THE AZUMA KABUKI DANCERS AND MUSICIANS

February 6 through March 31, 1956
DAMN YANKEES - musical based on the novel by Douglas Wallop: book by George Abbott and Douglass Wallop; music and lyrics by Richard Adler and Jerry Ross; dances and musical numbers staged by Bob Fosse. Starring Bobby Clark and Sherry O'Neil, with Allen Case, Rosemary Kuhlman, Sid Stone, Jo Hurt, Harry P. Stanton, Lucy Greeno and Al Checco. Directed by George Abbott.

April 9 through April 28, 1956
PLAIN AND FANCY - musical about the Amish: book by Joseph Stein and Will Glickman; lyrics by Arnold B. Horwitt; music by Albert Hague. Starring Dran Sietz, David Daniels, Stephan Schnabel, Daniel Nagrin, James Nichols, Faye Winfield, Harry Fleer, Sammy Smith, Will B. Able, Evelyn Page and Nancy Andrews. Directed by Morton DaCosta.

May 6 through May 19, 1956
CAN-CAN - musical by Cole Porter; choreography by Michael Kidd; directed by Abe Burrows. With Rita Dimitry, John Tyers, George S. Irving, Ronnie Cunningham, Ferdinand Hilt, Richard Purdy, Jon Silo, Clarence Hoffman, Robert Eckles.

May 21 through July 7, 1956
TEAHOUSE OF THE AUGUST MOON - comedy by John Patrick based on the novel by Vern Sneider. Starring Eli Wallach with Gene Blakely, Howard St. John and James Arenton, Mariko Niki. Directed by Robert Lewis. Presented by Maurice Evans in association with George Schaefer.

July 16 through August 25, 1956
THE PAJAMA GAME - musical comedy: book by George Abbott and Richard Bissell; music and lyrics by Richard Adler and Jerry Ross; choreography by Bob Fosse. Starring Larry Douglas, Betty O'Neil, Buster West, with Barbara Bostock. Directed by George Abbott and Jerome Robbins.

According to the theatre playbill for The Pajama Game, the house was to be "refurbished and modernized" for the next attraction, Li'l Abner. Yellow/white decor: walls yellow, trim white. Eagle and stars installed over the proscenium; a mosaic panel above proscenium was removed and fell into pieces.

September 17 through September 29, 1956
LI'L ABNER - musical: book by Norman Panama and Melvin Frank, based on comic strip characters created by Al Capp; lyrics by Johnny Mercer and music by Gene de Paul. Starring Peter Palmer in his stage debut, Edith Adams, Howard St. John, Stubby Kaye, and Charlotte Rae. Direction and choreography by Michael Kidd. With Tina Louise. Presented by Norman Panama, Melvin Frank and Michael Kidd. Mr. Palmer had just one the All-Army Talent Contest.

October 1 through October 6, 1956
DOUBLE IN HEARTS - a comedy written by Paul Nathan. Starring Julia Meade, William Redfield, Laurence Hugo, Neva Patterson. Directed by John Gerstad.

October 16 through October 28, 1956
AUNTIE MAME - comedy by Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee based on the novel by Patrick Dennis. Premiere starring Rosalind Russell, with Polly Rowles, Marian Winters, Dorothy Blackburn, Walter Klavan, Robert Smith, James Monks, John O;Hare, Peggy Cass, Joyce Lear, Jan Handzlik, Robert Allen, Adelaide Klein, Particia Jenkins, Robert Higgins, Yuki Shimoda, Grant Sullivan and Beulah Garrick. Directed by Morton DaCosta.

October 29 through November 10, 1956
CHILD OF FORTUNE - by Guy Bolton, adapted from "Wings of the Dove" by Henry James. Starring Edmund Purdom, Mildred Dunnock, with Bert Bertram, Pippa Scott, Nancy Wickwire, Peter Pagan, Norah Howard, Dennis Houy and Stafford Dickens. Directed by Jed Harris.

November 12 through November 17, 1956
EVERYBODY LOVES ME - a comedy by Mannie Manheim and Arthur Marx. Starring Jack Carson, Pat Harrington, Temple Texas, Conrad Janis, Robert Pastene, Marion Randall, Matt Crowley, Truman Smith, Ralph Purdum, Harry Worth and Emory Richardson. Staged by Robert B. Sinclair.

November 19 through December 8, 1956
CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF - drama by Tennessee Williams. Starring Thomas Gomez, Marjorie Steele and Alex Nicol. Production by Elia Kazan.

December 10 through December 22, 1956
THE LARK - by Jean Anouilh, adapted by Lillian Hellman. Starring Julie Harris, Sam Jaffe, Leo Ciceri, George Macready, Bruce Gordon, James O'Rear, and Edward Binns. Directed by Joseph Anthony. Occasional music composed by Leonard Bernstein.

December 24, 1956 through January 12, 1957
INHERIT THE WIND - drama by Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee. Starring Melvyn Douglas, James Westerfield, William Woodson, with Perry Fiske, John Randolph, Viola Frayne, Susan Brown and Arthur Peterson. Produced and Directed by Herman Shumlin.

1957
January 14 through January 26, 1957
THE CHALK GARDEN - by Enid Bagnold. Starring Judith Anderson and Cathleen Nesbitt. Cast includes Fredric Worlock, Deirdre Owens, Rosemary Murphy, and Stanley Bell. Staged by Albert Marre.

January 28 through February 9, 1957
OLD VIC COMPANY IN PLAYS BY SHAKESPEARE - principals include: Paul Rogers, Claire Bloom, John Neville, Coral Rogers, Jeremy Brett, Rosemary Harris in Macbeth; Romeo and Juliet; Troilus and Cressida; Richard II. Directors include Michael Benthall; Robert Helpmann; Tyrone Guthrie.

February 11 through February 23, 1957
ZIEGFELD FOLLIES - Starring Beatrice Lillie, Billy de Wolfe, Harold Lang and Jane Morgan. Cast includes Helen Wood, Micki Marlo, John Philip, Carol Lawrence, Bab and Larry Leslie, Jay Marshall, Tony Franco. Directed by John Kennedy.

February 25 through March 9, 1957
THE APPLE CART - comedy by George Bernard Shaw. Starring Maurice Evans and Signe Hasso, with Charles Carson, Mercer McLeod, Hazel Jones, Margot Stevenson and Pat Nye. Presented by Charles Adams and Joseph Neebe. Directed by George Schaefer.

March 16 through April 6, 1957
HOTEL PARADISO - a farce by Georges Feydeau and Maurice Desvallieres; adapted and directed by Peter Glenville. Starring Bert Lahr, Angela Lansbury, Arthur Treacher, Vera Pearce and Douglas Byng, with Carleton Carpenter, Sondra Lee and Leopold Badia. Cast includes James Coco.

April 8 through May 4, 1957
FANNY - musical play by S.N. Behrman and Joshua Logan; music and lyrics by Harold Rome. Starring Italo Tajo, Billy Gilbert; with June Roselle, Jack Washburn, and Nejla Ates. Cast includes Alan Carney, Ted Beniades, Edna Preston, Don McHenry. Directed by Joshua Logan.

May 6 through May 25, 1957
THE MATCHMAKER - by Thornton Wilder. Starring Ruth Gordon, Loring Smith, Pat Cutts. Cast includes Arthur Hill, Ethel Griffies, Peter Bayliss, Patrick McAlinney, Mari Lynn, Diana Rivers, Robert Morse, Taylor Graves. Directed by Tyrone Guthrie.

July 24 through August 3, 1957
MORAL REARMAMENT - Philosophical/Religious Movement Meetings

August 19 through September 7, 1957
WEST SIDE STORY - world premier of the musical conceived, choreographed and directed by Jerome Robbins; book by Arthur Laurents; music by Leonard Bernstein; lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and Leonard Bernstein. Produced by Robert E. Griffith and Harold S. Prince, by arrangement with Roger L. Stevens. Starring Larry Kert, Carol Lawrence, Chita Rivera, Art Smith. Cast includes Mickey Calin, Ken Le Roy, Lee Becker, David Winters, Tony Mordente, Eddie Roll. [Chita Rivera is a Washingtonian.]

September 16 through September 28, 1957
NATURE'S WAY -- comedy by Herman Wouk. Starring Orson Bean, Betsy Von Furstenberg, Audrey Christie, Scott McKay, Robert Emhardt, and Edmon Ryan. Cast includes Bea Arthur, Godfrey Cambridge. Directed and presented by Alfred de Liagre, Jr.

September 30 through October 5, 1957
THE EGGHEAD - comedy by Molly Kazan. Starring Karl Malden and Phyllis Love, with Eduard Franz, Biff McGuire, Lloyd Richards, Nicholas Pryor, Helen Shields, Marion Sweet, Richard Robbins and Graham Jarvis. Directed by Hume Cronyn. Presented by Hope Abelson. Pre-Broadway engagement.

October 8 through October 19, 1957
TIME REMEMBERED - romantic comedy by Jean Anouilh. Starring Helen Hayes, Richard Burton and Susan Strasberg. Cast includes Glenn Anders and Sig Arno. Directed and produced by Albert Marre.

October 21 through November 9, 1957
SEPARATE TABLES - two plays by Terrence Rattigan. Starring Eric Portman and Geraldine Page, with Ann Shoemaker, Laura Pierpont and Beryl Measor. Directed by Peter Glenville.

November 11 through November 23, 1957
THE COUNTRY WIFE - comedy by William Wycherley. Starring Julie Harris, Laurence Harvey and Pamela Brown. Cast includes Ernest Thesiger, John Moffatt, Maureen Quinney, Richard Easton, Paul Witsun-Jones, Ludi Claire and Peter Donal. Directed by George Devine.

November 25 through December 7, 1957
A SHADOW OF MY ENEMY - by Sol Stein. Starring Ed Begley and Gene Raymond. Cast includes William Harrigan and Leon Janney, with Mason Adams, Howard Wierum, William Zuckert, John McGovern, Anne Hegira, Alma Hubbard, Ulla Kazanova and Tom Gorman. Directed by Daniel Petrie. ("Messrs. Wierum and Zuckert are former residents of Washington who began their acting careers a the Roadside Theatre, a semi-professional in the Maryland suburbs of the capital.")

December 9 through December 21, 1957
MISS ISOBEL -- a new play by Michael Plant and Denis Webb. Starring Shirley Booth; with Nancy Marchand, Robert Duke, Edith King, Peter Lazer, John Randolph and Kathleen Maguire. Directed by Cedric Hardwick.

December 30, 1957 through January 18, 1958
MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT - love story by Paddy Chayefsky. Starring Edward G. Robinson; with Mona Freeman. Cast includes Nellie Burt, Martin Landau, June Walker, Nancy Pollock, Doris Belack, Ethel Britton, Peg Shirley, Phyllis Wynn, Ruth Masters, Sylvia Davis and Norman Feld. Directed and presented by Joshua Logan.

1958
The Munsey Building (to the west of the theatre) and the National is bought by a syndicate headed by Frank J. Luchs (Wash Star 2-3-63)

Senator John F. Kennedy holds four Theatre Guild Subscription orchestra seats in Row G.

Date unknown
Warren Beatty worked as National Theatre stage doorman.

January 20 through February 1, 1958
INTERLOCK - written by Ira Levin. Starring Celeste Holm, Rosemary Harris and Maximillian Schell, with Georgia Burke and John Marriott. Directed by Philip Burton.

February 10 through February 22, 1958
THE WALTZ OF THE TOREADORS - comedy by Jean Anouilh. Starring Melvyn Douglas, Betty Field, and Lili Darvas. Cast includes George Macready, John Stewart, Robert Geiringer, Miriam Phillips, Patricia Falkenhain, Martha Orrick, Mary Grace Canfield, Patricia Fay. Directed by Harold Clurman.

February 24 through March 8, 1958
AUNTIE MAME - comedy by Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee based on the novel by Patrick Dennis. Starring Constance Bennett, with Mark O'Daniels, Kendall Clark, Jane Van Duser, Douglas Watson, Blaine Cordner. Directed by Morton da Costa.

March 10 through March 15, 1958
AMERICAN BALLET THEATRE -- performing Billy the Kid, Les Patineurs, Giselle, Les Sylphides, Rodeo, Fall River Legend; Offenbach in the Underworld. Featured dancers include Nora Kaye, John Kriza, Erik Bruhn.

March 17 through March 22, 1958
LONG DAY'S JOURNEY INTO NIGHT - by Eugene O'Neill. Starring Fay Bainter and Anew McMaster; with Roy Poole, Chet Leaming and Liz Thackston. Directed by Jose Quintero.

March 24 through May 3, 1958
NO TIME FOR SERGEANTS - comedy by Ira Levin, adapted from the novel by Mac Hyman. Starring Myron McCormick, James Holden, Cliff Hall, Louis Beachner, Anthony Marcus, Harry Holcombe, Roy Fant. Directed by Morton Da Costa.

May 19 through June 14, 1958
THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK - drama by Albert and Frances Hackett, based on the World War II diary. Starring Francis Lederer; Maria Palmer, Gilbert Green, Nan McFarland, Lou Gilbert, Otto Hulett and Abigail Kellogg. Directed by Garson Kanin.

THE CROWNING EXPERIENCE - religious performance, perhaps presented by the Moral Rearmament movement

August 11 through August 23, 1958
AUNTIE MAME - comedy by Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee based on the novel by Patrick Dennis. Starring Constance Bennett with Kendall Clark, Jane Van Duser, Douglas Watson, Tom Tyrrell, Fred Miller and Arthur Barnett, Otis Bigelow, Fayne Blackburn, Charles Carlson, Dulcie Cooper, Dorrit Kelton, Robert Lindner, Yoji Matsuoka, Bernice McLaughlin, Helen Seamon, Dorothy Sefton, Ann Sullivan, Michael Thomas. Entire Production Directed by Morton DaCosta.

September 1 through September 13, 1958
HANDFUL OF FIRE - world premiere of a love story by N. Richard Nash. Starring Roddy McDowall, Piper Laurie, James Daly, with Kay Medford and Joan Copeland. Directed by Robert Lewis. Presented by David Susskind and the Playwrights' Company.

September 15 through September 27, 1958
THE GIRLS IN 509 - comedy by Howard Teichmann. Starring Peggy Wood and Imogene Coca, with King Donovan, Robert Emhardt and James Millhollin. Directed by Bretaigne Windust.

September 29 through October 11, 1958
THE MAN IN THE DOG SUIT - a comedy by Albert Beich and William H. Wright. Starring Hume Cronyn and Jessica Tandy, with Cathleen Nesbitt, Carmen Mathews, Roland Winters. Cast includes Clinton Sundberg, John McGovern, John Griggs, Tom Carlin, Arthur Hughes and Nancy Cushman. Directed by Ralph Nelson.

October 13 through October 25, 1958
ROMANOFF AND JULIET - written and starring Peter Ustinov; with Henry Lascoe. Cast includes Marianne Deeming, Edward Atienza, Humphrey Davis, Louise Collins, Suzanne Cloutier, Alexander Davion, Carl Don, William Greene, Wood Romoff, Sy Travers and Bess Winburn. Staged by George S. Kaufman.

November 3 through November 15, 1958
THE WARM PENINSULA - comedy/drama by Joe Masteroff. Starring Julie Harris; with Josephine Brown, Steve Holland, Carol Brooks and Peter Baldwin. Directed by Warren Enters.

November 24 through December 6, 1958
J.B. - drama by Archibald MacLeish. Starring Pat Hingle, Christopher Plummer, Raymond Massey; with Nan Martin. Production by Elia Kazan.

December 15 through December 28, 1958
LOOK BACK IN ANGER - written by John Osborne. Starring Kenneth Haigh; with Diana Hyland, Jack Livesey, Elizabeth Hubbard, Al Muscari. Directed by Tony Richardson.

December 30, 1958 through January 10, 1959
REDHEAD - musical comedy: book by Herbert and Dorothy Fields, Sidney Sheldon and David Shaw; music by Albert Hague; lyrics by Dorothy Fields. Starring Gwen Verdon and Richard Kiley. Cast includes Leonard Stone, Doris Rich, Cynthia Latham, William Le Messena, Ralph Sumpter, Patrick Horgan, Buzz Miller, Pat Ferrier, Joy Nicols. Directed and choreographed by Bob Fosse.

1959
National Theatre Building and The Munsey building bought by J.H. Tenney Company of New York for $4,250,000.

January 17 through January 31, 1959
JUNO - musical version of Sean O'Casey's Juno and the Paycock: book by Joseph Stein; music and lyrics by Marc Blitzstein; dances and musical numbers staged by Agnes DeMille. Starring Shirley Booth and Melvin Douglas, with Jack MacGowran. Cast includes Jean Stapleton, Sada Thompson. Directed by Vincent J. Donehue.

February 2 through February 14, 1959
THE OLD VIC COMPANY - performing Hamlet, Twelfth Night and Henry V. Cast includes Laurence Harvey, John Neville, Barbara Jefford, John Humphry and Judi Dench, Joss Ackland.

February 17 through February 21, 1959
GOD AND KATE MURPHY - by Kieran Tunney and John Synge. Starring Fay Compton, with Mike Kellin, John McGiver, Larry Hagman, Maureen Delany, Lois Nettleton. Directed by Burgess Meredith.

March 10 through April 11, 1959
BELLS ARE RINGING - a new musical: book and lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph Green; music by Jule Styne. Entire production directed by Jerome Robbins. Starring Judy Holliday, Hal Linden and Alice Pearce; with Eddie Lawrence, Dort Clark, Bernie West, Paul Lipson, Ralph Roberts, Frank Aletter, Frank Derbas, Barbara Newman, Steve Roland, Donna Sanders, Vincent Beck, Sally Brown, and Michelle Reiner. Dances and musical numbers staged by Jerome Robbins and Bob Fosse. Presented by The Theatre Guild.

May 18 through May 24, 1959
LES BALLETS AFRICAINS DE KEITA FODEBA

June 1 through July 11, 1959
SUNRISE AT CAMPOBELLO - written by Dore Schary. Starring Ralph Bellamy, with Mary Fickett, Russell Collins, Ann Shoemaker, Micheale Myers, Lanna Saunders and Alan Bunce. Directed by Vincent J. Donehue. Cast includes James Earl Jones.

August 31 through September 12, 1959
HEARTBREAK HOUSE - by G. Bernard Shaw. Starring Maurice Evans, Pamela Brown, Sam Levene, Diana Wynyard, Alan Webb, Diane Cilento and Dennis Price. Directed by Harold Clurman. Produced by Maurice Evans and Robert L. Joseph.

September 21 through October 3, 1959
CHERI - based on the novel of Collette, adapted by Anita Loos. Starring Kim Stanley and Horst Buchholz, with Lili Darvas, Edith King, Joan Gray, John Granger, Frieda Altman and Lucy Landau. Directed by Robert Lewis. Presented by Playwrights' Company & Robert Lewis.

October 5 through October 27, 1959
FLOWERING CHERRY - drama by Robert Bolt. Starring Eric Portman and Wendy Hiller, with Andrew Ray, Phyllis Love, and Roy Poole. Directed by Frith Banbury.

October 29 through November 14, 1959
A LOSS OF ROSES - by William Inge. Starring Shirley Booth, with Warren Beatty, Robert Webber, Michael J. Pollard, James O'Rear and Carol Haney. Directed by Daniel Mann.

November 16 through November 28, 1959
FIVE FINGER EXERCISE - new play by Peter Shaffer. Starring Jessica Tandy and Roland Culver. Cast includes Michael Bryant, Juliet Mills, and Brian Bedford. Directed by John Gielgud.
December 7 through December 19, 1959
THE PLEASURE OF HIS COMPANY - comedy by Samuel Taylor. Starring Cyril Ritchard and Cornelia Otis Skinner, with Leo G. Carroll and Conrad Nagel. Directed by Mr. Ritchard. Presented by Frederick Brisson and the Playwrights' Company.

December 28, 1959 through January 2, 1960
DEAR LIAR - comedy by Jerome Kilty, based on letters of Mrs. Patrick Campbell and G. Bernard Shaw. Starring Katharine Cornell and Brian Aherne. Directed by Jerome Kilty. Presented by Guthrie McClintic and Sol Hurok.

1960
The National Theatre Building was "roughly as it was in 1917, except for certain remodelings" (Wash Star August 26, 1960)

January 4 through January 16, 1960
THE WORLD OF SUZY WONG - drama by Paul Osborn, based on the novel by Richard Mason. Starring Ron Randell, Jeri Miyazaki and James Olson. Also John Mamo, Alan Young, Bernard Wu, Parke Perine, Linda Ho, Dolores Dicen, Flavia Hsu Kingman, Nancy Kwan, Mary Mon Toy, Irene Tsu, Wayne Wilson, Chase Crosley, George Latchford, Andrea Loa and Douglas Gordon. Directed by Joshua Logan. Presented by David Merrick, Seven Arts Productions, Inc., and Mansfield Productions.

January 18 through January 30, 1960
MARY STUART - drama by Friedrich Schiller. Starring Eva LeGallienne and Signe Hasso. Cast includes Staats Cotsworth, Patrick Waddington, Bruno Gerussi, Paul Ballantyne and Robert Goodier. Directed by Tyrone Guthrie. Produced by Sol Hurok.

February 1 through February 13, 1960
THE VISIT - drama by Friedrich Durrenmatt. Starring Alfred Lunt and Lynne Fontanne. Cast includes Thomas Gomez, Glenn Anders, John Wyse, William Hansen, Miles Eason, David Clarke, Michael Lewis, William Callan. Directed by Peter Brook.

February 15 through February 27, 1960
THE GOOD SOUP - by Felicien Marceau. Starring Ruth Gordon, Sam Levene, Ernest Truex, Diane Cilento, Mildred Natwick and Jules Munshin. With Morgan Sterne, George S. Irving, John Myhers, Sasha von Scherler, Michael Lord and Lou Antonio. Also Bill Becker, Dorothy Whitnet and Barbara Lou Mattes, Hilda Brawner and Pat Harrington. Adapted and directed by Garson Kanin from the Original Paris Production by Andre Barsacq. Produced by David Merrick.

February 29 through March 12, 1960
ONE MORE RIVER - by Beverly Cross. Starring Lloyd Nolan and Alfred Ryder, with Harry Guardino. Also John McLiam, Al Lewis, John Barracuda, David Winters and Robert Drivas, Louis Guss, Stephen Bolster, Don Gantry, Buck Kartalian and Alfred Ryder. Directed by Windsor Lewis. Produced by Mary K. Frank by arrangement with Laurence Olivier.

March 14 through March 26, 1960
LOOK HOMEWARD ANGEL - based on the novel by Thomas Wolfe; dramatized by Ketti Frings. The play won the Pulitzer Prize. Starring Miriam Hopkins, with Gilbert Green and Michael Ebert, Florence Sundstrom, Barbara Stanton and Lee Richardson. Directed by David Pressman. Presented by Theatrical Plan, Inc., Ted Ritter Executive Producer

March 28 through April 9, 1960
A VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE - by Arthur Miller. Starring Luther Adler, with Alan Mixon, Kathleen Widdoes, Louis Zorich, Paul Haney and Pearl Pearson. Staged by Mr. Adler. Presented by I.L. Kamens and Paul Stoudt.

April 11 through April 23, 1960
THE DARK AT THE TOP OF THE STAIRS - drama by William Inge, from the original production by Elia Kazan. Starring Joan Blondell, with Mark Miller, Peggy Richards. Cast includes Reid Hammond, Jada Rowland, Henry Garrard, Carol Olsen, James Cahill and Phillip Fox. Directed by Burry Fredrik. Produced by C. Edwin Knill and Martin Tahse.

April 25 through May 7, 1960
MARY STUART - by Friedrich Schiller. Starring Eva LeGallienne and Signe Hasso. With Staats Cotsworth, Patrick Waddington, Bruno Gerussi, Paul Ballantyne, Robert Goodier. Directed by Tyrone Guthrie.

May 9 through May 21, 1960
SWEET BIRD OF YOUTH - new play by Tennessee Williams. Starring Geraldine Page, Sidney Blackmer and Rip Torn. With John Karlen, Logan Ramsey, Martine Bartlett, Elizabeth Farley, Kip McArdle and Duke Farley. Also Milton J. Williams, Anne Ramsey, Earl Sydnor, Glenn Stensel, Don Weagle, Patricia Sales, Francesca Trantum, Hack Rightor, Norman Burton, Ron Harper, Kenneth Blake and Robin Narke. Directed by Elia Kazan. Produced by Cheryl Crawford.

May 31 through June 11, 1960
HOFFNUNG - written and acted by Miners from the German Ruhr (with simultaneous English translation). Presented by Moral Rearmament.

June 20 through September 3, 1960
MY FAIR LADY- musical adapted from George Bernard Shaw's "Pygmalion." Starring Michael Evans and Diane Todd. Also starring Charles Victor and Hugh Dempster, with Margaret Bannerman, Katherine Hynes, Reid Shelton, John Cunningham, Eric Brotherson, Charles Penman, Marie Paxton and Velma Royton. Production staged by Moss Hart. Choreography and musical numbers by Hanya Holm. Production designed by by Oliver Smith. Musical Arrangements by Robert Russell Bennett & Phil Lang. [The program incorrectly credits Mr. Smith with "Musical Arrangements" and Bennett & Lang with the design] Costumes by Cecil Beaton. Lighting by Feder. Musical Director Anton Coppola. Presented by Herman Levin

September 8 through September 24, 1960
IRMA LA DOUCE - musical comedy: music by Marguerite Monnot; original book and lyrics by Alexandre Breffort; English book and lyrics by Julian More, David Heneker and Monty Norman. Starring Elizabeth Seal, Keith Michell and Clive Revill. Cast includes George S. Irving, Stuart Damon, Zack Matalon, Aric Lavie, Fred Gwynne, Osborne Smith. Directed by Peter Brook. Scenery and Costumes by Rolf Gerard. Choreography by Oona White. Produced by David Merrick.

October 3 through October 15, 1960
DUEL OF ANGELS - by Jean Giraudoux. Starring Vivien Leigh, with Peter Wyngarde, John Merivale, Alan MacNaughtan and Sally Home. Directed by Robert Helpmann.

October 17 through October 29, 1960
ADVISE AND CONSENT - drama by Loring Mandel, based on the book by Allen Drury. Starring Ed Begley, Richard Kiley, Chester Morris, Henry Jones and Otto Kruger. Cast includes Staats Cotsworth and Richard Carlyle. Directed by Franklin Schaffner. Produced by Robert Fryer and Lawrence Carr.

October 31 through November 12, 1960
UNDER THE YUM-YUM TREE - comedy by Lawrence Roman. Starring Gig Young, Sandra Church, Nan Martin and Dean Jones. Directed by Joseph Anthony. Produced by Frederick Brisson and Roger L. Stevens.

November 14 through November 26, 1960
LITTLE MOON OF ALBAN - by James Costigan. Starring Julie Harris, John Justin, with Robert Redford and Barbara O'Neil. Directed by Herman Shumlin.

November 29 through December 10, 1960
THE CONQUERING HERO - a new musical: book by Larry Gelbart; music by Moose Charlap; lyrics Norman Gimbel. Starring Tom Poston, with Lionel Stander, Cherry Davis, Jane Mason, Fred Stewart, Elizabeth Kerr, John McMartin, William Guske. Produced by Robert Whitehead and Roger L. Stevens. Choreographed by Bob Fosse.

December 26, 1960 through January 7, 1961
THE ANDERSONVILLE TRIAL - drama by Saul Levitt. Starring Brian Donlevy and Martin Brooks, with Sam Gray and Owen Pavitt. Cast includes Charles Durning. Directed by Jedediah Horner. Produced by Lee Gruber - Frank Ford - Shelly Gross.

1961
January 10 through January 21, 1961
MIDGIE PURVIS - comedy by Mary Chase. Starring Talullah Bankhead with Audrey Christie, Willliam Redfield, Alice Pearce, Clinton Sundberg, Nydia Westman, John Cecil Holm and Kip McArdle. Directed by Burgess Meredith. Cast includes Pia Zadora. Produced by Robert Whitehead and Roger L. Stevens.

January 23 through January 28, 1961
BALLETS AFRICAINS, DE LA REPUBLIQUE DE GUINEE - Produced by Luben Vichey

January 30 through February 11, 1961
ONCE THERE WAS A RUSSIAN - comedy by Sam Spewak. Starring Walter Matthau, Francoise Rosay, Albert Salmi and Julie Newmar, with Sig Ruman, Eric Christmas, Marvin Silbersher, Carol Grace and Michael Lewis. Directed by Douglas Seale. Produced by Lenoard Key, Morton Segal, Kenneth Schwartz and Mel Howard.

February 13 through February 25, 1961
A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM - by William Shakespeare. Starring Bert Lahr, with Mitchell Agruss, Clayton Corzatte, Will Geer, John Harkins, Mariette Hartley, William Hickey, Patrick Hines, Margaret Phillips, Richard Waring and Douglas Watson. Presented by the American Shakespeare Festival Acting Company. Directed by Jack Landau.

February 28 through March 4, 1961
THE THEATRE GUILD AMERICAN REPERTORY COMPANY presents The Skin of Our Teeth (Thornton Wilder), The Glass Menagerie (Tennessee Williams) and The Miracle Worker (William Gibson). Starring Helen Hayes, Leif Erickson, June Havoc and Helen Menken. The company included Nancy Coleman, James Broderick, Barbara Barrie, Dorothy Sands, Romney Brent and Rona Gale. Each play produced under the personal supervision of the author. The productions subsequently toured to Europe, Central America and South America until October 1961.

March 9 through March 25, 1961
CARNIVAL! - new musical: music and lyrics by Bob Merrill; book by Michael Stewart. Starring Anna Maria Alberghetti (based on the Film "Lili"), with Kaye Ballard, James Mitchell, Pierre Olaf, Jerry Orbach, and Henry Lascoe. Directed and choreographed by Gower Champion.

March 27 through April 18, 1961
A MAJORITY OF ONE - comedy by Leonard Spigelgass. Starring Gertrude Berg and Sir Cedric Hardwicke, with Berta Gersten, Maurice Ottinger, Joyce Flynn. Directed by Dore Schary. Produced by The Theatre Guild and Dore Schary

April 10 through April 15, 1961
BECKET - drama by Jean Anouilh. Starring Laurence Olivier and Arthur Kennedy, with Marie Powers. Produced by David Merrick. Directed by Peter Glenville.

May 2 through May 13, 1961
DONNYBROOK! - new musical: book by Robert E. McEnroe; music and lyrics by Johnny Burke. Starring Eddie Foy, Art Lund, with Susan Johnson, Philip Bosco, and Joan Fagan. Directed and choreographed by Jack Cole. Produced by Fred Ebert and David Kapp.

May 17 through May 27, 1961
ONCE UPON A MATTRESS - new musical comedy: book by Jay Thompson, Marshall Barer and Dean Fuller; music by Mary Rodgers; lyrics by Marshall Barer. Starring Imogene Coca and Buster Keaton, with King Donovan, Paul Cambeilh, Pat Foley, David Starkey, Joe Young, Bill Yule and Ann Mitchell. Staged by Jack Sydow. Produced by Michael Dewell and Frances Ann Hersey.

May 29 through June 10, 1961
A RAISIN IN THE SUN - drama by Lorraine Hansberry. Starring Claudia McNeil, with Douglas Turner, Diana Sands, Frances Foster, Nathan Caldwell Jr., Edward Hall, Bobby D. Hooks, Howland Chamberlain, Tyrone Cooper, Walter Mason and Robert Jackson. Directed by Lloyd Richards.

June 12 through September 9, 1961
THE MUSIC MAN - new musical with book, music and lyrics by Meredith Wilson. Starring Forrest Tucker with Joan Weldon, Cliff Hall, Lucie Lancaster, The Frisco Four, Jane Lillig, Hal Norman, Art Wallace, Earl George, Howie Robinson, Patrick Cummings, Jean Lyons, Joan Lombardo, Capri Hermany and Kay Cole. Staged by Morton Da Costa. Produced by Kermit Bloomgarden with Herbert Greene.

September 11 through September 23, 1961
A TASTE OF HONEY - drama by Shelagh Delaney. Starring Hermione Baddeley, Frances Cuka, with Frederick Combs, Roy Shuman and Billy Dee Williams. Directed by Tony Richardson and George Devine. Produced by David Merrick.

September 26 through October 7, 1961
THE TENTH MAN - drama by Paddy Chayevsky. Starring Jacob Ben-Ami, Risa Schwartz, Michael Lipton, Anatole Winogradoff, Truman Gaige, Maurice Shrog, Gene Gross and David Vardi. Directed by Tyrone Guthrie. Produced by Saint Subber and Arthur Cantor.

October 9 through October 21, 1961
TOYS IN THE ATTIC - drama by Lillian Hellman. Starring Constance Bennett, Anne Revere, Scott McKay and Patricia Jessel, with Elwood Smith. Staged by Adrian Hall. Produced by Kermit Bloomgarden.

October 23 through November 4, 1961
ELIZABETH THE QUEEN (by Maxwell Anderson) and MARY STUART (by Friedrich Schiller) -- Starring Eva LeGallienne, Faye Emerson, with Scott Forbes and Frederick Worlock. Cast includes Paul Ballantyne, Dalton Dearborn, Claude Horton, Geddeth Smith, Dorothy Dee Victor and Sydney Walker. Directed by Jack Sydow. Produced by The American Repertory Theatre.

November 6 through November 18, 1961
SUNDAY IN NEW YORK - comedy by Norman Krasna. Starring Robert Redford, Conrad Janis, Pat Stanley, with Pat Harrington Sr., Sondra Lee and Ron Nicholas. Directed by Garson Kanin. Produced by Norman Krasna.

November 20 through December 2, 1961
A THURBER CARNIVAL -- a revue based on the writing of James Thurber. Starring Imogene Coca, Arthur Treacher and King Donovan, with Walter Klavun, Elaine Swann and Vince Harding. Directed by Peter Turgeon. Produced by Lee Gruber, Frank Ford and Shelly Gross.

December 4, 1961 through January 6, 1962
FIORELLO! - musical by Jerome Weidman and George Abbott; music by Jerry Bock; lyrics by Sheldon Harnick. Starring Bob Carrol, Paul Lipson, Arthur Bartow, Rudy Bond, Charlotte Fairchild, Jayme Mylroie, Jen Nelson, Alan North and Rosemary O'Reilly. Directed by George Abbott. Produced by Ed. Edwin Knill and Martin Tahse.

1962
January 8 through January 20, 1962
THE BEST MAN - a new play by Gore Vidal. Starring Frank Lovejoy, Kent Smith and James Westerfield, with Edith Atwater, Kathleen Maguire, Laura Peirpont, Carl Low, Philip Robinson and Gordon B. Clarke. Directed by Joseph Anthony. Produced by Roger L. Stevens.

January 23 through February 3, 1962
THE OLD VIC COMPANY - performing Macbeth ; Shaw's Saint Joan ; Romeo and Juliet. Starring John Clements, Barbara Jefford, William Sylvester, John Stride and Joanna Dunham. Directors include Michael Benthall; Douglas Seale; Franco Zeffirelli.

February 5 through March 3, 1962
BYE BYE BIRDIE - a musical based on the book by Michael Stewart; lyrics by Lee Adams; music by Charles Strouse. Starring Gretchen Wyler, Dick Patterson, Kay Medford, with Dick Gautier. Directed and choreographed by Gower Champion.

March 5 through March 17, 1962
THE MIRACLE WORKER - drama by William Gibson. Starring Eileen Brennan, with C.M. Gampel, Laurinda Barrett, Thomas Connolly and Donna Zimmerman. Directed by Arthur Penn.

March 19 through April 7, 1962
LA PLUME DE MA TANTE - musical revue: written and devised by Robert Dhery; music by Gerard Calvi. Starring Robert Clary and Liliane Montevecchi, with Maurice Baquet, Jacques Legras, Frederic O'Brady, Pierre Tornade and Roger Saget. Musical direction by Carmen Coppola. Presented by David Merrick and Joseph Kipness.

April 10 through April 28, 1962
A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM - pre-Broadway try-out of the musical: book by Bert Shavelove and Larry Gelbart; music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim; choreography by Jack Cole. Starring Zero Mostel, Raymond Walburn, and John Carradine, with Jack Guilford, David Burns and Ruth Kobart. Directed by George Abbott. The opening number "Comedy Tonight" was written and added to the show in response to Washington Post critic Richard L. Coe's complaint that the musical needed a more vital opening.

May 1 through June 2, 1962
MY FAIR LADY - musical by Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Lowe, based on Pygmalion by George Bernard Shaw. Starring Ronald Drake and Caroline Dixon with Charles Victor, Margaret Bannerman and Hugh Dempster.

June 4 through June 16, 1962
IRMA LA DOUCE - musical: music by Marguerite Monnot; book and lyrics by Alexandre Breffort; English book and lyrics by Julian More, David Heneker and Monty Norman. Starring Taina Elg and Denis Quilley, with Joseph Bova. Directed by Peter Brook.

July 16 through August 11, 1962
COME BLOW YOUR HORN - comedy by Neil Simon. Starring Keefe Brasselle, Fred Clark, Benay Venuta, with Dran Seitz, Anthony Roberts, Janis Hansen and Charlotte Jones. Directed by Stanley Prager. Gene Rayburn took over from Keefe Brasselle for the final two weeks of the show.

August 14 through September 1, 1962
CARNIVAL! - musical: music and lyrics by Bob Merrill; book by Michael Stewart; based on material by Helen Heutsch. Starring Carla Alberghetti and Ed Ames. Cast includes Jonathan Lucas, JoAnne Worley, Johnny Haymer. Directed and choreographed by Gower Champion.

September 6 through September 22, 1962
BEYOND THE FRINGE - British comedy revue with Peter Cook, Dudley Moore, Alan Bennett and Jonathan Miller. Presented and staged by Alexander H. Cohen.

September 25 through October 13, 1962
MR. PRESIDENT - world premier of a musical comedy: music and lyrics by Irving Berlin; book by Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse. Starring Robert Ryan and Nanette Fabray, with Anita Gillette, Jack Haskell and David Brooks. Directed by Joshua Logan.

President and Mrs. John F. Kennedy attended the opening night, a benefit for the Joseph P. Kennedy Jr. Foundation, followed by a gala party at the British Embassy.

October 15 through October 27, 1962
D'OYLY CARTE OPERA COMPANY -- performing the Mikado, Gondoliers, Iolanthe, and Pirates of Penzance. Ensemble cast is headed by John Reed, with Donald Adams, Mary Sansom, and Kenneth Sandford.

November 5 through November 24, 1962
HAROLD - a comedy by Herman Raucher. Starring Anthony Perkins, with Don Adams, Nathaniel Frey, John Fiedler, Rochelle Oliver, Sudie Bond, Joe E. Marks, Sidney Armus, Stephen Cheng and Joey Heatherton. Directed by Larry Blyden.

December 10 through December 22, 1962
A SHOT IN THE DARK -- a new suspense comedy. Starring Elizabeth Seal and Zack Matalon. Cast includes Rene Paul, Valerie French, Bram Nossen, James Coco and Edith Lebok. Directed by Harold Clurman.

December 24, 1962 through January 5, 1962
A FAR COUNTRY - drama by Henry Denker, based on the life of Sigmund Freud. Starring Viveca Lindfors, Mark Lenard and Jacob Ben-Ami, with Berta Gersten. Directed by Alfred Ryder.

1963
The National Theatre was bought for more than $5 million by a three-person partnership headed by Jerry Wollman, Silver Spring developer, and builders Stanley Reines and Sidney Teplin.

January 8 through January 12, 1963
THE HOLLOW CROWN - selections from Shakespeare presented by the Royal Shakespeare Company. Cast includes Dorothy Tutin, Max Adrian, Paul Hardwick and John Barton. Production devised by John Barton.

January 16 through January 26, 1963 [xerox only]
NATURAL AFFECTION - pre-Broadway run of a new play by William Inge. Starring Kim Stanley, Harry Guardino and Tom Bosley. Directed by Tony Richardson.

February 5 through February 23, 1963
HOT SPOT - pre-Broadway run of a new musical comedy by Joseph Campanella; book by Jack Weinstock and Willie Gilbert; music by Mary Rodgers; lyrics by Martin Charnin. Starring Judy Holliday, (in her last role), with Joseph Bova, Howard Freeman, Arny Freeman. Production staged by Morton Da Costa.

February 25 through March 30, 1963
MARY, MARY - comedy by Jean Kerr. Starring Martha Wright, Biff McGuire and Michael Evans. With Alan Bunce and Elizabeth St. Clair. Directed by Joseph Anthony. Production designed by Oliver Smith.

April 1 through April 13, 1963
THE SCHOOL FOR SCANDAL - by Richard Brinsley Sheridan. Starring Ralph Richardson, John Gielgud, Geraldine McEwan, Gwen Ffrangcon-Davies, Merial Forbes, Laurence Naismith, Malcolm Keen, Rechard Easton. Directed by John Gielgud. Presented by Alexander H. Cohen. Direct from the Royal Haymarket, London

April 22 through May 11, 1963
MILK AND HONEY - musical: music and lyrics by Jerry Herman; book by Don Appell. Starring Molly Picon and Robert Weede, with Terry Saunders and Tommy Rall. Cast includes Marc Hertsens, Monte Amundsen, Diane Goldberg, Frances Spanier and Reuben Singer. Choreography by Donald Saddler. Staged by Albert Marre.

May 28 through June 15,1963
TAKE HER, SHE'S MINE - comedy by Phoebe and Henry Ephron. Starring Tom Ewell and Audra Lindley, with Joanna Pettet and Fred Burrell. Directed by George Abbott.

June 17 through August 24, 1963
THE SOUND OF MUSIC - musical by Rodgers and Hammerstein; book by Howard Lindsay and Russell Crouse. Starring Barbara Meister and John Myherswith Katherine Hilgenberg, Jack Collins and Marthe Errolle. Directed by Vincent J. Donahue.

August 27 through September 14, 1963
HERE'S LOVE - musical: music, book and lyrics by Meredith Wilson. Starring Janis Paige, Craig Stevens, and Laurence Naismith. Cast includes Fred Gwynne, Paul Reed, Cliff Hall and David Doyle. Directed by Stuart Ostrow. Musical staging by Michael Kidd.

September 16 through September 28, 1963
A THOUSAND CLOWNS - comedy by Herb Gardener. Starring Dane Clark and Margaret O'Brien, with Barry Gordon, Paul E. Richards, Marc London and Conrad Fowkes. Directed by Fred Coe.

September 30 through October 19, 1963
BAREFOOT IN THE PARK - comedy by Neil Simon. Starring Elizabeth Ashley, Robert Redford, Mildred Natwick, Kurt Kaszner and Herb Edelman. Directed by Mike Nichols.

October 21 through November 9, 1963
STOP THE WORLD, I WANT TO GET OFF! - musical: book, music and lyrics by Leslie Bricusse and Anthony Newley. Starring Kenneth Nelson and Lesley Stewart, with Janet Allman and Jennifer Allman. Directed by Anthony Newley.

November 11 through November 23, 1963
SEIDMAN AND SON - by Elick Moll. Starring Sam Levene, with Elizabeth Fleming, Chet London, Janet Ward. Directed by Sam Levene.

November 26 through December 14, 1963
NATIONAL REPERTORY THEATRE presents The Seagull (Anton Chekov), Ring Around the Moon (Jean Anouilh), The Crucible (Arthur Miller). Company is headed by Eva LeGallienne, Farley Granger, Denholm Elliott and Anne Meacham.

December 19, 1963 through January 11, 1964
HELLO, DOLLY! - musical by Jerry Herman; book by Michael Stewart. Starring Carol Channing, David Burns, Charles Nelson Reilly, Eileen Brennan, and Sondra Lee. Directed and choreographed by Gower Champion. A David Merrick production.

1964
January 13 through January 25, 1964 [no program file]
CONVERSATIONS IN THE DARK - pre-Broadway run of a drama by William Hanley. Starring Jack Warden, Sandra Church, Jon Cypher and Barbara Barrie. Sets designed by Ming Cho Lee; costumes by Michael Travis.

February 3 through February 8, 1964
STOP THE WORLD, I WANT TO GET OFF! - British musical: book, music and lyrics by Anthony Newley. Starring Kenneth Nelson and Joan Eastmam. Directed by Anthony Newley.

February 10 through February 22, 1964
NEVER TOO LATE - comedy by Sumner Arthur Long. Starring William Bendix, Nancy Carroll and Will Hutchins. Cast includes Janis Young, Larry Fletcher, Kate Wilkinson, Royal Beal, Robert Carraway and Robert Fitzsimmons. Directed by George Abbott. Incidental Music by John Kander.

February 24 through March 14, 1964
A MAN FOR ALL SEASONS - new play by Robert Bolt. Starring William Roderick and Bruce Gordon. Cast includes Albert Dekker, Richard A. Dysart, Sarah Burton, Frederic Warriner, Michael Lewis and Edgar Daniels. Directed by Noel Willman.

March 16 through March 21, 1964
JOSEPHINE BAKER AND HER COMPANY - Black musical revue. Starring Josephine Baker, with Geoffrey Holder and Aviv Dancers.

March 30 through April 11, 1964
LUTHER - by John Osborne. Starring John Heffernan, with George Mathews, Hugh Franklin, Lionel Stander, Alan Bergmann and Frank Shelley. Directed by Tony Richardson.

April 14 through April 25, 1964
ROYAL SHAKESPEARE COMPANY present King Lear (directed by Peter Brook) with Paul Scofield and The Comedy of Errors (directed by Clifford Williams). Actors John Neville and Paul Rogers were given keys to the city.

Prior to the public opening of the run, the Company put on a special performance of The Comedy of Errors to mark the resumption of the President's Cabinet Artist Series. The special performance on April 13 was a black-tie event, by invitation only, hosted by Stewart Udall, Secretary of the Interior. Mrs. Lyndon Johnson was the honorary chair of the Cabinet Artist Series.

April 27 through May 16, 1964
WHO'S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF - by Edward Albee. Starring Nancy Kelly and Shepperd Strudwick, with Ken Kercheval and Barbara Dana. Directed by Alan Schneider. For the Matinees, the leads were played by Michaele Myers and Kende\all Clark.

May 19 through August 1, 1964
CAMELOT - musical by Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Lowe. Anne Jeffreys as Guinevere, George Wallace as Arthur, Robert Peterson as Lancelot and Arthur Treacher as Pellinore. Production staged by Moss Hart.

August 26 through September 12, 1964
FIDDLER ON THE ROOF - pre-Broadway run of the new musical: book by Joseph Stein; music by Jerry Bock, lyrics by Sheldon Harnick. Starring Zero Mostel, Maria Karnilova, Bea Arthur. Cast includes Joanna Merlin, Austin Pendleton, Berty Convy, Julia Magenes, Michael Joseph Sullivan, Tanya Everett, and Robert Berdeen. Directed and choreographed by Jerome Robbins.

September 21 through October 3, 1964
THE PHYSICISTS - comedy/drama by Friedrich Durrenmatt. Starring Hume Cronyn and Jessica Tandy, with Robert Shaw, George Voskovec and Martyn Green. Directed by Peter Brook.

October 5 through October 17, 1964
ZIZI -French revue conceived and staged by Roland Petit. Starring Jeanmarie. Choreography by Roland Petit. Costumes by Yves St. Laurent.

October 19 through October 31, 1964
I WAS DANCING - comedy by Edwin O'Connor. Starring Burgess Meredith, Orson Bean, Eli Mintz and Pert Kelton. Directed by Garson Kanin.

November 2 through November 7, 1964
D'OYLY CARTE OPERA COMPANY present Iolanthe, Pirates of Penzance, Trial by Jury, H.M.S. Pinafore, The Mikado. Ensemble cast is headed by John Reed

November 16 through November 28, 1964
AFTER THE FALL - drama by Arthur Miller. Starring Charles Aidman and Judi West, with Rudy Bond, Sylvia Gassell, Linda Geiser, Robert Gerriger, and Patricia Falkenhain. Directed by Edward Parone.

November 30 through December 12, 1964
ALFIE - pre-Broadway run of the new comedy by Bill Naughton. Starring Terence Stamp (in his American debut), with Juliet Mills. Cast includes George S. Irving and Margaret Courtenay. Directed by Gilchrist Calder.

December 14, 1964 through January 2, 1965
110 IN THE SHADE - a new musical based on the play The Rainmaker: music by Harvey Schmidt; lyrics by Tom Jones. Starring Jeannie Carson, Biff McGuire, and John Carter. Cast includes Will Geer, Leslie Warren, Scooter Teague, Charles Scott, and George Church. Directed by Joseph Anthony.

1965
January 4 through January 23, 1965
ANY WEDNESDAY - comedy by Muriel Resnik. Starring Larry Parks, Monica Moran, Patricia Cutts, Richard Roat. Directed by Henry Kaplan.

January 25 through February 6, 1965
DIAMOND ORCHID - pre-Broadway production, written by Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee. Starring Jennifer West, Bruce Gordon, Finlay Currie, Mario Alcalde, Helen Craig, and Margery Maude. Directed by Jose Quintero.

February 8 through February 20, 1965
THE ROAR OF THE GREASEPAINT AND THE SMELL OF THE CROWD - musical: book, music and lyrics by Leslie Bricusse and Anthony Newley. Starring Anthony Newley and Cyril Ritchard, with Sally Smith. Directed by Anthony Newley.

February 22 through March 6, 1965
THE ODD COUPLE -- comedy by Neil Simon. Starring Art Carney and Walter Matthau with Nathaniel Frey, Paul Dooley, Carole Shelley, Monica Evans, Sidney Armus and John Fiedler. Directed by Mike Nichols.

March 8 through March 13, 1965
BEYOND THE FRINGE - British musical revue, with Robert Cessna, Donald Outlaw, Joel Fabiani and James Valentine.

March 16 through March 27, 1965
A SIGN OF AFFECTION -- comedy by Carolyn Green. Starring John Payne and Nan Martin, with Lesley Ann Warren. Directed by Ron Winston.

March 29 through April 17, 1965
DEAR ME, THE SKY IS FALLING - comedy by Leonard Spigelglass. Starring Gertrude Berg and Roger Koven. Directed by Herman Shumlin.

April 19 through June 5, 1965
HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS WITHOUT REALLY TRYING - musical by Frank Loesser and Abe Burrows. Starring Ronnie Welsh and Jeff de Benning, with Maureen Arthur, Suzanne Menke and William Major. Musical staging by Bob Fosse. Directed by Abe Burrows.

June 7 through July 31, 1965
OLIVER! - musical: based on Charles Dickens' Oliver Twist; music and lyrics by Lionel Bart Starring Robin Ramsay, Maura K. Wedge, Alan Crofoot, Danny Sewell, George Piolo and Ronnie Kroll as Oliver. Directed by Peter Coe.

September 7 through September 25, 1965
PICKWICK - British musical based on Charles Dickens' "Pickwick Papers;" book by Wolf Mankowitz; music by Cyril Ornadel; lyrics by Leslie Bricusse. Starring Harry Secombe, Roy Castle, Charlotte Rae, Anton Rodgers, Peter Bull. Directed by Peter Coe.

September 27 through October 9, 1965
KISMET - musical: book by Charles Lederer and Luther Davis; music and lyrics by Robert Wright and George Forrest. Starring Anne Jeffreys and Alfred Drake, with Henry Calvin, Richard Banke, Patricia Welting, Don Beddoe, Truman Gaige and Beatrice Kraft. Directed by Edward Greenberg.

October 18 through October 30, 1965
THE PORCELAIN YEAR - by Reginald Rose. Starring Barbara Bel Geddes, Arthur Hill, and Martin Balsam, with Kim Darby and John Megna. Directed by Alex Segal.

November 4 through November 20, 1965
CACTUS FLOWER - comedy, written and directed by Abe Burrows. Starring Lauren Bacall and Joseph Campanella. Directed by Abe Burrows.

November 23 through November 28, 1965
ANTONIO AND THE BALLETS DE MADRID

November 29 through December 11, 1965
THE NATIONAL REPERTORY THEATRE present The Madwoman of Chaillot (Jean Giraudoux), The Rivals (Richard Brinsley Sheridan), and The Trojan Women (Euripides). Company includes Eva LeGalliennne, Sylvia Sidney, Leora Dana, James B. Douglas, John Eames, herbert Foster, Diana Frothingham, Alan Oppenheimer and G. Wood..

December 13 through December 25, 1965
CAROUSEL - musical by Rodgers and Hammerstein. Starring Eileen Christy, Dran Seitx, Katherine Hilgenberg, Jerry Orbach, Reid Shelton, Benay Venuta, and Edward Everett Horton. Choreography by Agnes de Mille. Directed by Edward Greenberg.

December 27, 1965 through January 8, 1966
THE WAYWARD STORK -- comedy by Harry Tugend. Starring Robert Cummings and Lois Nettleton, with Art Lund, Arlene Golonka, Bernie West, Gary Pillar. Directed by Dan Levin.


1966
January 10 through January 29, 1966
LUV - comedy by Murray Schisgal. Starring Tom Bosley, Dorothy Loudon and Herbert Edelman. National company staged by Jack Sydow. Presented by Claire Nightern.

January 31 through February 12, 1966
HOSTILE WITNESS -- drama by Jack Roffey. Starring Ray Milland, with Michael Allinson, Anthony Cooper, Geoffrey Lumsden. Directed by Reginald Denham.

February 14 through February 26, 1966
BASCOM BARLOW - comedy by Jerome Chodorov, based on a play by Claude Magnier. Starring Paul Ford, Nancy Marchand, Joe Ponazecki and April Shawhan. Directed by Gower Champion.

February 28 through March 19, 1966
THE OWL AND THE PUSSYCAT -- comedy by Bill Manhoff. Starring Eartha Kitt and Russell Nype. Directed by Leonard Auerbach.

March 21 through April 9, 1966
THE SUBJECT WAS ROSES - new play by Frank D. Gilroy. Starring Jack Albertson, Martha Scott (later Bella Jarrett) and Martin Sheen. Directed by Ulu Grosbard.

April 11 through April 23, 1966
IVANOV -- by Anton Chekhov. Starring John Gielgud and Vivien Leigh, with John Merrivale., Roland Culver, Jennifer Hilary, Ronald Radd, Dillon Evans. Directed by John Gielgud.

April 24 through April 30, 1966
PINOCCHIO, designed and created by Bobby Clark.

May 2 through May 7, 1966
METROPOLITAN OPERA NATIONAL COMPANY performing Madame Butterfly, Susannah, Carmen, and Cinderella.

May 16 through May 21, 1966
THE OWL AND THE PUSSYCAT - comedy by Bill Manhoff. Starring Eartha Kitt and Russell Nype. Directed by Leonard Auerbach. [See Playbill for February, 1966 run]

May 23 through July 30, 1966
BAREFOOT IN THE PARK -- comedy by Neil Simon. Starring Myrna Loy with Sandor Szabo, Beverly Penberthy and Phillip Clark. Directed by Mike Nichols.

August 10 through August 27, 1966
ANNIE GET YOUR GUN - musical by Irving Berlin. Starring Ethel Merman, with Bruce Yarnell, Harry Bellaver, Benay Venuta and Jerry Orbach. Directed by Jack Sydow.

September 12 through September 24, 1966
HELP STAMP OUT MARRIAGE - comedy by Keith Waterhouse and Willis Hall. Starring Roddy Maude-Roxby, Ann Bell, Francis Mathews. Directed by George Abbott.

September 28 through October 15, 1966
WE HAVE ALWAYS LIVED IN THE CASTLE - by Hugh Wheeler, based on the novel by Shirley Jackson. Starring Shirley Knight and Alan Webb, with Heather Menzies, Phillip Clark, Doris Rich, Murial Williams, William Sims. Directed by Garson Kanin.

October 18 through November 5, 1966
I DO! I DO! - musical based on The Fourposter by Jan de Hartog: book and lyrics by Tom Jones; music by Harvey Schmidt. Starring Mary Martin and Robert Preston. Directed by Gower Champion.

November 7 through November 12, 1966
D'OYLY CARTE OPERA COMPANY - performing Pirates of Penzance, Mikado, Ruddigore, HMS Pinafore.

November 14 through November 26, 1966
AT THE DROP OF ANOTHER HAT - an evening of songs and stories with Michael Flanders and Donald Swann.

November 28 through December 17, 1966
PHILADELPHIA, HERE I COME - by Brian Friel. Starring Donal Donnelly and Patrick Bedford, with Eamon Kelly, Mairin D. O' Sullivan, Violet Dunn. Directed by Hilton Edwards.

December 22, 1966 through January 7, 1967
THE ASTRAKHAN COAT - pre-Broadway production drama by Pauline McCaulay. Starring Roddy McDowell, Brian Bedford, with James Coco, Job Stewart and Carole Shelley. Directed by Donald McWhinnie. Presented by David Merrick.

1967
January 9 through January 28, 1967
GENERATION - comedy by William Goodhart. Starring Don Porter and Jerome Cowan, with John Luce, Charlotte Glenn, Paul Collins, and John Stewart. Directed by Fred Hebert.

January 30 through February 11, 1967
BRISTOL OLD VIC COMPANY - Starring Richard Pasco, Madge Ryan, Barbara Leigh-Hunt and Jane Asher, John Franklyn Robbins, Dawn Grainger, Frank Middlemass, Frank Barrie, Christopher Burgess and Arthur Blake in Measure for Measure, Hamlet, and Romeo and Juliet

February 13 through February 18, 1967
THE METROPOLITAN OPERA NATIONAL COMPANY performing La Boheme, La Traviata, The Marriage of Figaro

February 21 through March 18, 1967
MAN OF LA MANCHA - musical: play by Dale Wasserman; music by Mitch Leigh; lyrics by Joe Darion. Starring Jose Ferrer with Harvey Lembeck, David Atkinson, and Maura Wedge.

March 20 through April 1, 1967
THE ODD COUPLE - comedy by Neil Simon. Starring George Gobel and Phil Foster. Cast includes Mark Dawson, Carmine Caridi, Gloria Bleezarde, Laura May Lewis, Thomas Ruisinger and Walt Wanderman. Directed by Harvey Medlinsky.

April 3 through April 15, 1967
THE NATIONAL REPERTORY THEATRE presents The Imaginary Invalid by Moliere, A Touch of the Poet by Eugene O'Neill, Tonight at 8:30: Still Life, and Fumed Oak by Noel Coward

April 17 through April 22, 1967
A DELICATE BALANCE - by Edward Albee. Starring Jessica Tandy, Hume Cronyn and Rosemary Murphy, with Philip Bourneuf, Dortha Duckworth, and Kathleen Magure. Directed by Alan Schneider.

April 24 through June 3, 1967
HALF A SIXPENCE - British musical based on Kipps by H.G. Wells: book by Beverley Cross; music and lyrics by David Heneker. Starring Dick Kallman, with William le Massena, Ann Shoemaker and Anne Wakefield. Directed by Gene Saks.

June12 through June 17, 1967
BUDDY HACKETT AND EDDIE FISHER in person.

June 19 through June 24, 1967
THE OWL AND THE PUSSYCAT - comedy by Bill Manhoff. Starring Pat Suzuki and Richard Vath. Directed by Philip Rose.

June 26 through July 8, 1967
ON A CLEAR DAY YOU CAN SEE FOREVER - musical: book and lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner; music by Burton Lane. Starring Howard Keel and Barbara Lang, with Lester James, Cy Young, Carl Esser, Francine Beers, Rowan Tudor, Leon Benedict, William J. Coppola and Jodi Perselle. Directed by Milton Katselas.

July 10 through July 29, 1967
LES BALLETS AFRICAINS

July 31 through August 26, 1967
WAIT A MINIM! - musical devised and directed by Leon Gluckman; musical arrangements by Andrew Tracey. Starring Andrew Tracey, Paul Tracey, Kendrew Lascelleo, Michel Martel, Nigel Pegram, April Olrich, Lelene Ireland and Barbara Quaney..

September 5 through September 16, 1967
CACTUS FLOWER - comedy by Abe Burrows, based on the play by Barillet and Gredy. Starring Hugh O'Brian and Elizabeth Allen, with Ethelyne Dunfee and Gene Lindsey. Directed by Abe Burrows.

September 20 through October 7, 1967
ROSENCRANTZ AND GUILDENSTERN ARE DEAD -- by Tom Stoppard. Starring Robert Eddison, Brian Murray and John Wood. Directed by Derek Goldby.

October 11 through November 8, 1967
HELLO, DOLLY! - musical based on the play by Thornton Wilder: book by Michael Stewart; music and lyrics by Jerry Herman. Starring Pearl Bailey and Cab Calloway, with Emily Yancy, Jack Crowder, Chris Calloway, Winston deWitt Hemsley, Sherri Peaches Brewer, Mabel King, Richard Kie-Wye Khan and Roger Lawson. Staged by Lucia Victor.

On November 4th, President and Mrs. Johnson surprised the full house at performance of Hello Dolly, starring Cab Calloway and native Washingtonian Pearl Bailey. The Johnsons arrived in time for the second act. The Johnsons joined Bailey and Calloway on the stage for one of the many curtain calls.

November 17 through December 9, 1967
MATA HARI -- musical: book by Jerome Coopersmith; lyrics by Martin Charnin; music by Edward Thomas. Starring Pernell Roberts and Marisa Mell. Directed by Vincente Minnelli. Produced by David Merrick. The opening night, a grand benefit performance, was a great disaster, as scenery failed to operate properly, and Mata Hari, having been gunned down by a firing squad, rose to exit before the lights were down.

1968
January 2 through January 13, 1968
THE KILLING OF SISTER GEORGE - comedy by Frank Marcus. Starring Claire Trevor, Natalie Schafer, with Patricia Sinnott and Polly Rowles. Directed by Warren Crane.

January 15 through February 3, 1968
WHITE LIES AND BLACK COMEDY - two one-act comedies by Peter Schaffer. Starring Jeremy Clyde, Angela Wood, Jennifer Tilston, Byron Webster, Barry Boys, Monica Evans, Charles Mayer. Directed by Randall Brooks.

February 5 through February 17, 1968
THE IMPOSSIBLE YEARS - comedy by Bob Fisher and Arthur Marx. Starring Sam Levene, Elizabeth Fleming. Cast includes David Selby, Judith Tillman, Alexander Cort, Abe Vigoda, Donald Moore, Kipp Osborne, Trudy Van, Phillip Bonnell, Horton Willis and Madeleine Fisher. Directed by Sam Levene.

February 19 through March 2, 1968
WEEKEND - comedy by Gore Vidal. Starring John Forsythe, Rosemary Murphy and Kim Hunter. Cast includes Marco St.John, Staats Cotsworth, Eleanor Wilson, Graham Brown, Zaida Coles, John Marriott, Gene Blakely, and Carol Cole. Directed by Joseph Anthony.

March 4 through March 16, 1968
THE HOMECOMING - by Harold Pinter. Starring Carolyn Jones and William Roerick. Cast includes John Church, Denis Holmes, Jerry Mickey and Danny Sewell. Directed by Rosemary Beattie.

March 18 through April 13, 1968
CABARET - musical based on the Christopher Isherwood novella; music by John Kander; lyrics by Fred Ebb. Starring Signe Hasso, Leo Fuchs and Melissa Hart. Cast includes Robert Salvio, Catherine Gaffigan, David Rounds and Gene Rupert. Directed by Harold Prince.

April 16 through April 28, 1968
LES BALLETS AFRICAINS -- Ensemble Artistique et Culturel de la Republique de Guinea.

April 29 through May 25, 1968
YOU KNOW I CAN'T HEAR YOU WHEN THE WATER'S RUNNING -- comedy by Robert Anderson. Starring Eddie Bracken. Cast includes Robert Ellston, Susan Bracken, Jack Murdock and Ruth Manning. Directed by Alan Schneider.

May 27 through July 13, 1968
Theatre dark

July 15 through August 10, 1968
MAN OF LA MANCHA - musical: play by Dale Wasserman; music by Mitch Leigh; lyrics by Joe Darion. Starring Keith Andes, Natalie Costa and Tony Martinez (Tony returned to the National reprising his role in 1992). Cast includes Earle MacVeigh, Norman Kelly, with Robert Gibbons, Nadine Lewis, Timothy Jerome, Borah Silver, Sarah Wilson, Ian Sullivan and Tamara Long.

August 12 through September 28, 1968
FIDDLER ON THE ROOF - musical: book by Joseph Stein; music by Jerry Bock, lyrics by Sheldon Harnick. Starring Paul Lipson and Mimi Randolph. Cast includes Merwin Goldsmith, Susan Lehman, Peter Marklin, Virgil Curry, Jennie Ventriss, Barbara Coggin, Marsha Meyers, Fyv Finkel, Baruch Lumet, James Hobson, Clarence Hoffman, Maurice Brenner, Ross DiVito and James McDonald.

September 30 through October 12, 1968
ROCKEFELLER AND THE RED INDIANS - comedy by Ray Galton and Alan Simpson. Starring Frankie Howerd. Cast includes Peter Bayliss, Joyce Grant and Simon Oates. Directed by Burt Shevelove

October 14 through October 26, 1968
DON'T DRINK THE WATER - comedy by Woody Allen. Starring Vivian Blaine and Phil Foster. Cast includes Gary Krawford Directed by Sam Levene.

October 29 through November 23, 1968
PROMISES, PROMISES - musical comedy based on the film The Apartment. Music by Burt Bacharach; lyrics by Hal David. Starring Jerry Orbach, Jill O'Hara, Edward Winter. Cast includes A. Larry Haines, Norman Shelly, Marian Mercer, and Donna McKechnie. Directed by Robert Moore.

November 25 through December 7, 1968
FORTY CARATS -- comedy adapted by Jay Allen from a play by Barillet and Gredy. Starring Julie Harris (3rd Tony Award). With Glenda Farrell, Murray Hamilton, Marco St. John, Polly Rowles, Franking Cover. Cast includes Nancy Marchand and Michael Nouri. Directed by Abe Burrows.

December 9 through December 21, 1968
HALLELUJAH BABY! - musical: book by Arthur Laurents; music by Jules Styne; lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph Green. Starring Julius LaRosa, Adam Wade and Kim Weston, with Theresa Merrit, Bobbi Baird and Barbara Shannon. Directed by David Eliscu.

December 23, 1968 through January 1, 1969
THE SHOW-OFF -- comedy by George Kelly. Starring Helen Hayes, Alexander Clark, Clayton Corzatte, Alan Fudge, Gordon Gould, James Greene, Suzanne Grossman, Jennifer Harmon, George Pentecost. Presented by the APA-Phoenix Repertory Company. At the final curtain call Miss Hayes announced, prematurely as it turned out, that this had been her final stage performance.

1969
January 9 through January 25, 1969
PLAY IT AGAIN, SAM -- comedy by Woody Allen. Starring Woody Allen, Diane Keaton and Anthony Roberts. Directed by Joseph Hardy.

January 27 through February 15, 1969
THE SECOND CITY - Chicago comedy revue troupe with David Arkin, Peter Boyle, Sandy Holt, Sid Grossfeld, and Paul Mooney.

February 18 through March 8, 1969
1776 -- Tony Award-winning musical. Starring Howard DaSilva, William Daniels, Paul Hecht, Clifford David, and Roy Poole. Directed by Peter Hunt.

March 10 through March 22, 1969
JEREMY TROY -- comedy by Jack Sharkey. Starring Will Hutchins, Murvyn Vye, and Charles Braswell. Cast includes Ann Willis and Beverly Ballard. Directed by Ronny Graham.

March 24 through March 31, 1969
THEATRE DARK

April 1 through April 5, 1969
HARKNESS BALLET -- Featuring Lone Isaksen, Elisabeth Carroll, Brunilda Ruiz, Lawrence Rhodes, Helgi Tomasson, and Finis Jhung.

April 7 through April 19, 1969
MAN OF LA MANCHA - musical play by Dale Wasserman; music by Mitch Leigh; lyrics by Joe Darion. Starring Jose Ferrer, with Maura K. Wedge, Tony Martinez, George Wallace, and Norman Kelley. Cast includes Robert Gibbons, Nadine Lewis, Timothy Jerome, Borah Silver, Sarah Wilson, Michael Bradshaw, Ben Vargas, Victor Helou, Richard Reece, and Jana Robbins.

April 29 through May 17, 1969
YOUR OWN THING -- musical: book by Donald Driver; music and lyrics by Hal Hester and Danny Apolinar. Starring Paula Kelly, with Stellar Bennett, Gerry Burkhardt, Gerry Glasier, Bruce Jacobs, Priscilla Lopez, Alan Martin, Gregg Smith and John Ventantonio. Staged by Donald Driver.

May 19 through June 14, 1969
CABARET - musical based on the Christopher Isherwood novella; music by John Kander; lyrics by Fred Ebb. Starring Signe Hasso, Leo Fuchs and Melissa Hart. Cast includes Robert Salvio, Catherine Gaffigan, Davies Rounds and Gene Ruppert.

June 16 through June 28, 1969
LOVERS - by Brian Friel. Starring Art Carney. Cast includes Anna Manahan, Eamon Morrissey, Fionnuala Flanagan, Mairin D. O'Sullivan and Grania O'Malley. Directed by Hilton Edwards.

June 30 through July 26, 1969
THE BOYS IN THE BAND - by Mart Crowley. Starring Jere Admire; Christopher Carroll, Alan Castner, Robert Christian, Bill Moor, George Pentecost, Nicholas Pryor, Rex Robbins, and Paul Rudd. Directed by Robert Moore.

August 12 through August 31, 1969
THERE'S A GIRL IN MY SOUP - by Terence Frisby. Starring Lyle Talbot. Cast includes Betty Connor, C. Gordon Howard, George McDaniel, Rachel Stephens, Don McArt, and Connie Benson. Directed by Oliver Cliff.

September 15 through September 27, 1969
A PATRIOT FOR ME - by John Osborne. Starring Maximillian Schell, Dennis King, Salome Jens. Directed by Peter Glenville.

September 29 through October 11, 1969
THE PENNY WARS - by Elliott Baker. Starring George Voskovec, Kim Hunter, Kristoffer Tabori. Directed by Barbara Harris.

October 13 through October 25, 1969
IN THE MATTER OF J. ROBERT OPPENHEIMER - drama by Heinar Kipphardt. Starring Paul Sparer, with Frank Schofield, William Myers, Whitfield Connor, W.B. Brydon, Robert Phalen, Philip Sterling, Walter Abel, Sandor Szabo, Ray Fry. Directed by Julius Irving.

October 27 through November 8, 1969
THE PRICE - written and directed by Arthur Miller. Starring Michael Strong, Betty Field, Harold Gary, Shepperd Strudwick.

November 10 through November 15, 1969
Theatre dark

November 17 through November 29, 1969
PRIVATE LIVES - comedy by Noel Coward. Starring Tammy Grimes, Brian Bedford, David (Wm.) Glover and Suzanne Grossman. Directed by Stephen Porter.

December 1 through December 27, 1969
PLAZA SUITE - by Neil Simon. Starring Howard Keel, Larry Parks (for part of the run) and Betty Garrett, with Mark Hampton, Paulette Sinclair, and Emil Belasco. Directed by Robert V. Straus.

December 30 through January 11, 1970
NEW MUSIC HALL OF ISRAEL - revue: directed and choreographed by Jonathan Karmon. Starring Geula Gill, the Leah Forly Trio, Yoel Dan, Almonznino, Elisheva and Michael Boas and the Karmon Dancers.


1970
January 19 through February 7, 1970
GEORGE M! - musical comedy about George M. Cohan: music and lyrics by George M. Cohan; book by Michael Stewart and John and Fran Pascal. Starring Darryl Hickman, Linda Larson, and Ted Pritchard. Produced, directed and choreographed by Joe Layton.

February 9 through February 28, 1970
MAN OF LA MANCHA - musical: play by Dale Wasserman; music by Mitch Leigh; lyrics by Joe Darion. Starring Bob Wright, Maura K. Wedge, Sammy Smith, Marvin Brody and Dale Malone. Book and musical staging by Albert Marre.

March 2 through March 21, 1970
HADRIAN VII - by Peter Luke. Starring Hume Cronyn and members of the Stratford National Company of Canada. Directed by Jean Gascon.

March 23 through April 11, 1970
CANTERBURY TALES - musical: book by Martin Starkie and Nevill Coghill; music by Richard Hill and John Hawkins; lyrics by Nevill Coghill. Starring Ray Walston, Constance Carpenter and Martyn Green. Choreography by Tommy Tune. Directed by James Hammerstein.

April 13 through April 18, 1970
Theatre dark

April 20 through May 2, 1970
DYLAN - based on the life of Dylan Thomas, by Sidney Michaels. Starring Jack Aranson, Mary Rose McMaster, William Whitman, Sally Kemp, Oren Curtis, Jim Nolan, Karen Kondan, Coralie Persse, Terry Moore, Jay Moreno, Veleka Gray, Eve Porter and Richard Spare. Directed by Phillip Pruneau.

May 4 through May 23, 1970
SHEEP ON THE RUNWAY - comedy by Art Buchwald. Starring Martin Gabel, David Burns, Elizabeth Wilson, Richard Castellano, and Barnard Hughes. Directed by Gene Saks.

May through September, 1970
THEATRE DARK

September through September 26, 1970
THE BOYFRIEND - musical comedy by Sandy Wilson. Starring Anna Maria Alberghetti, with Marthe Errolle, Ronald Young, and Leon Shaw. Directed by Gus Schirmer.

September 28 through October 17, 1970
LAST OF THE RED HOT LOVERS -- comedy by Neil Simon. Starring Jack Weston, Rosemary Prinz, Ginger Flick, Marge Redmond. Directed by Robert Moore.

October 22 through November 7, 1970
SLEUTH - pre-Broadway production of the thriller by Anthony Shaffer. Starring Anthony Quayle, Keith Baxter, with Philip Farrar, Harold K. Newman and Roger Purnell. Directed by Clifford Williams.

November 9 through November 21, 1970
FOUR ON A GARDEN - pre-Broadway production of a new comedy adapted by Abe Burrow from a play by Barillet and Gredy. Starring Carol Channing, Barry Nelson, George S. Irving. Directed by Abe Burrows.

November 23 through December 12, 1970
FIDDLER ON THE ROOF-- musical: book by Joseph Stein; music by Jerry Bock, lyrics by Sheldon Harnick. Starring Bob Carroll with Fritzi Burr. Cast includes Lila Teigh, Ronald Coralian, Sidney Ben-Zali, Mary Ann Chinn, Doreen Dunn, Stacy McAdams, Lewis Jacobson, Sanford Seeger, Gerald E. McGonagill, Joel Fredrick, Alexandra Stoddart and Art Vestry. Directed and choreographed by Jerome Robbins.

December 22, 1970 through January 2, 1971
ARI - pre-Broadway musical based on Exodus: music by Walt Smith; book and lyrics by Leon Uris. Starring David Cryer and Constance Towers, Martin Ross, and C.K. Alexander, Norwood Smith, Mark Zeller, Jack Gwillim, Jamie Ross, Joseph Della Sorte and John Savage, Jacqueline Mayro. Directed by Lucia Victor. Presented by Ken Gaston and Leonard Goldberg.

1971
January 4 through January 9, 1971
DEAR LOVE - by Jerome Kilty, based on the letters of Elizabeth Barrett and Robert Browning. Starring Jerome Kilty and Myrna Loy. Directed Burry Fredrik.

January 12 through January 23, 1971
PINOCCHIO - created and designed by Bobby Clark, featuring life-sized puppets. Music by Arnold Miller; lyrics by Arnold Miller and Bobby Clark.

January 25 through February 6, 1971
AND MISS REARDON DRINKS A LITTLE - tragicomedy by Paul Zindel. Starring Julie Harris, Estelle Parsons, Nancy Marchand, Rae Allen and Bill Macy. Directed by Melvin Bernhardt.

February 8 through February 20, 1971
BUTTERFLIES ARE FREE - comedy by Leonard Gershe. Starring Gloria Swanson, David Huffman, Kristina Callahan and Michael Shannon. Directed by Milton Katselas.

February 22 through March 6, 1971
HOW THE OTHER HALF LOVES - comedy by Alan Ayckbourn. Starring Phil Silvers, Sandy Dennis, Richard Mulligan, Tom Aldredge, Bernice Massi, Jeanne Hepple. Directed by Gene Saks.

March 12 through May 16, 1971
HAIR - musical by Gerome Ragni, with Steve Menkin, Patricia Keene, Sue Allanson, Sara Blumenthal, Ynez Anthony, and Kathleen Shearer.

August 1971
theatre dark

October 18 through November 6, 1971
THE PRISONER OF SECOND AVENUE -- comedy by Neil Simon. Starring Peter Falk, Lee Grant, Vincent Gardenia. Cast inlcudes Florence Stanley, Tresa Hughes, Dena Dietrich. Directed by Mike Nichols.

November 8 through November 20, 1971
MAN OF LA MANCHA - musical: play by Dale Wasserman; music by Mitch Leigh; lyrics by Joe Darion. Starring Allan Jones, Gerriane Raphael and Edmond Varrato. Cast includes Rowan Tudor, Taylor Reed and Leon Shaw. Musical direction by Joseph Klein.

November 24 through December 18, 1971
FUN CITY - comedy by Lester Colodny, Joan Rivers and Edgar Rosenberg. Pre-Broadway; starring Joan Rivers, Gabriel Dell, Rose Marie and Paul Ford. Directed by Jerry Adler.

December 20, 1971 through January 1, 1972
PROMISES, PROMISES - musical comedy based on The Apartment: music by Bert Bachrach; lyrics by Hal David. Starring Ted Pugh, Ilene Graff, Bob Holiday, and Barney Martin. Directed by Robert Moore.

1972
January 1972
MAROTTES DE PARIS DE LA COMPAGNIE ANDRE TAHON - marionettes

January 17 through February 5, 1972
THE GINGERBREAD LADY - comedy by Neil Simon. Starring Nancy Kelly, Michael Lombard, Betsy von Furstenberg. Directed by Jeremiah Morris.

March 13 through April 29, 1972
PURLIE - musical comedy based on the play "Purlie Victorious," by Ossie Davis. Starring Robert Guillaume, Patti Jo, Art Wallace, Carol Jean Lewis, and Sherman Hemsley Directed by Philip Rose.

May 2 through May 20, 1972
COMPANY - musical comedy: music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim; book by George Furth. Starring Gary Krawford, Julie Wilson, with Barbara Broughton, J.T. Cromwell, Tandy Cronyn, Rolly Fanton, Louisa Flaningam, Joy Franz, Del Hinkley, Jane A. Johnston, Bernie McInerney, Donna McKechnie, Nolan Van Way and George Wallace. Produced and directed by Harold Prince.

May 11, 1972
The Nederlander Organization of Detroit assumed day-to-day management of the National Theatre. Scott Kirkpatrick was retained as manager, with Thomas Luck as his assistant who would later succeed him.

May 23 through July 8, 1972
1776 - patriotic musical: music and lyrics by Sherman Edwards; book by Peter Stone. Starring Patrick Bedford, Rex Everhart and Edmund Lyndeck. Directed by Peter Hunt.

July 12 through August 19, 1972
APPLAUSE - musical based on the film All About Eve: book by Betty Comden and Adolph Green; music by Charles Strouse; lyrics by Lee Adams. Starring Eleanor Parker, with George McDaniel; Norwood Smith, Beverly Dixon, Ted Pritchard and Janice Lynde. Directed and choreographed by Ron Field.

September 19 through September 24, 1972
ANTONIO GADES SPANISH DANCE COMPANY

October 3 through October 21, 1972
THE ROTHSCHILDS - musical: music by Jerry Bock; lyrics by Sheldon Harnick; book by Sherman Yellen, based on the book by Frederic Morton. Starring Theodore Bikel, with Reid Shelton, C. David Colson, Carol Fox Prescott, Sandra Thornton, David Murphy. Directed and choreography by Michael Kidd.

October 23 through November 4, 1972
SLEUTH - by Anthony Shaffer. Starring Michael Allinson and Curt Dawson; with Philip Farrar, Harold Newman and Roger Purnell. Directed by Clifford Williams.

November 6 through November 25, 1972
DON JUAN IN HELL -- by Bernard Shaw. Starring Ricardo Montalban, Paul Henreid, Edward Mulhare, and Agnes Moorehead. Directed by John Houseman.

November 27 through December 16, 1972
THE SUNSHINE BOYS - by Neil Simon. Starring Sam Levene and Jack Albertson. Directed by Alan Arkin.

December 18, 1972 through January 6, 1973
TWIGS - comedy by George Furth. Starring Sada Thompson, with Herbert Nelson, Jack Murdock, Mark Dawson, Dan Travanty, Joe Mantell, Joseph Boland and Stacy McAdams. Incidental music by Stephen Sondheim. Directed by Michael Bennett.

1973
January 8 through January 27, 1973
NO SEX PLEASE, WE'RE BRITISH -- comedy by Anthony Marriott and Alistair Foot. Starring Maureen O'Sullivan and Tony Tanner, with Stephen Collins, J.J. Lewis and Ronald Drake. Directed by Christopher Hewett.

February 1 through February 24, 1973
IRENE - a pre-Broadway musical comedy: book by Hugh Wheeler; music by Harry Tierney; lyrics by Joseph McCarthy. Starring Debbie Reynolds, with Patsy Kelly, Monte Markham, George S. Irving and Ruth Warrick. Carrie Fisher, daughter of Debbie Reynolds was in the chorus. President Nixon attends a performance. Directed by John Gielgud.

March 5 through March 24, 1973
GREASE - musical: book, music and lyrics by Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey. With John Travolta in the company.

April 24 through May 13, 1973
NO, NO, NANETTE - musical: book by Otto Harback and Frank Mandel; music by Vincent Youmans; lyrics by Irving Caesar and Otto Harbach. Starring Don Ameche, Evelyn Keyes, Ann B. Davis, Sven Svenson and Elaine Nelson, with the Busby Berkeley Girls. Adapted and directed by Burt Shevelove.

May 14 through June 2, 1973
LORELEI - musical comedy based on Gentlemen Prefer Blondes: new music by Jule Styne; new lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph Green. Starring Carol Channing, with Dody Goodman, Tamara Long, Peter Palmer, Lee Roy Reams, Brandon Maggart, Brooks Morton, and Jean Bruno. Staged by Joe Layton.

June 3 through June 15, 1973
NORMAN, IS THAT YOU? - comedy by Ron Clark and Sam Bobrick. Starring Billy Daniels, with Kyle Johnson, Royce Wallace, Kim Allen and Charlene Jones. Directed by Danny Simon.

September 25 through October 13, 1973
TWO GENTLEMEN OF VERONA - musical by John Guare. Starring Larry Kert - L. Marshall, J. O'Hara, M. Ramsey

October 16 through November 3, 1973
BUTLEY - by Simon Gray. Starring Brian Bedford, with Paul Jott, Barbara Lester, Sharon Laughlin, James Hummert, Saylor Creswell and Linda Charet. Directed by James Hammerstein..

November 6 through December 16, 1973
THE RIVER NIGER - drama by Joseph Walker. Presented by the Negro Ensemble Company: Robin Braxton, Charles Brown, Carl Gordon, Charles Grant-Greene, Hilda Haynes, Albert F. Laveau, Gilbert Lewis, Amandina Lihamba, Les Roberts, Sylvia Soares and Kim Sullivan. Directed by Douglas Turner Ward.

December 18 through January 6, 1974
LEMMINGS -- satirical revue: music composed and arranged by Paul Jacobs, Christopher Guest and Zal Yanovsky; lyrics by Sean Kelly, John Belushi and Zal Yanovsky. Starring John Belushi, Chevy Chase, Rhonda Coullet, Paul Jacobs, Tony Scheuren and Zal Yanovsky. Directed by John Belushi. Presented by National Lampoon Magazine.

1974
Scott Kirkpatrick, manager of the National for 20 years, retired, and was replaced by his assistant, Thomas Luck.

January 15 through February 2, 1974
A COMMUNITY OF TWO - comedy by Jerome Chodorov. Starring Claudette Colbert, Peter Adams and George Gaynes. Cast includes Lou Gilbert, Sylvia Daneel, Peter Adams, Mary Case, David Winn. Directed by Jerome Chodorov.

February 5 through February 23, 1974
IN TWO KEYS - by Noel Coward. Starring Anne Baxter, Hume Cronyn and Jessica Tandy, with Thom Christopher. Directed by Vivian Matalon. The American premiere.

February 25 through March 9, 1974
CLARENCE DARROW - written by David Rintels, based on the novel by Irving Stone. Starring Henry Fonda. Directed by John Houseman.

March 12 through March 24, 1974
MY FAT FRIEND - by Charles Laurence. Starring Lynn Redgrave and George Rose, with John Lithgow and James Ray Weeks. Directed by Robert Moore.

April 4 through April 27, 1974
THAT CHAMPIONSHIP SEASON - by Jason Miller. Starring Forrest Tucker, with Phillip Allen, Joseph Mascolo, George Dzundza and Bernie McInerney. Directed by A. J. Antoon

May 20 through June 8, 1974
GREASE -- musical: book, music and lyrics by Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey. Return engagement with Jerry Barkoff, C. Costa K. Dille and L. Horowitz.

June 16, 1974 [no program file]
TUMULTIME -- an English-Yiddish musical revue,

June 24, through September 30, 1974
GODSPELL - musical based upon the Gospel According to St. Matthew. Music and New Lyrics by Stephen Schwarz. Directed by John-Michael Tebelak. With The Company: Zenobia Conkerite, Nedra Dixon, George-Paul Fortuna, Michael Hoit, Lynn Humphrey, Peter Jurasik, Rune Kaptur, Nancy McCall, Tom Rolding and Naomi Wexler. Lighting by Spencer Mosse, Costumes by Susan Tsu. Produced by Edgar Lansbury/Stuart Duncan/Joseph Beruh. Associate Producer Charles Haid.

Fall, 1974
James Nederlander approached Roger Stevens, Chairman of The Kennedy Center, with a proposal for Stevens or The Kennedy Center to assume the National Theatre lease, which Nederlander held. Due to the deterioration of the downtown area, Nederlander has had difficulty operating the theatre profitably.

November, 1974
At an invitational meeting in the Georgetown home of Roger Stevens, a group of citizens was asked to become directors of a non-profit board set up by Mr. Stevens to assume the lease of The National Theatre from The Nederlander Organization, which wished to withdraw from management of the theatre. The downtown area had become increasingly deserted over the past years as a result of the riots prompted by the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, and the general competition of suburban malls. Mr. Stevens had been advised by his attorneys that The Kennedy Center was not empowered to assume the management of another theatre. Among those present: Joan and Maurice Tobin, Donn B. Murphy, Gerson Nordlinger, Martin Feinstein and Mr. Stevens.

November 13, 1974
The New National Theatre Corporation received its certification of incorporation from the Office of Recorder of Deeds of the District of Columbia and assumed the lease from The Nederlander Organization. Tom Luck became manager, to be replaced later by Rick Schneider.

December 18, 1974
The non-profit "New National Theatre Corporation" was incorporated. By acclamation, Maurice B. Tobin was made president, Donn B. Murphy Secretary, Gerson Nordlinger Treasurer.

November 23-through December 14, 1974
ALL OVER TOWN - pre-Broadway comedy written by Murray Schisgal. Starring Clevon Little and Barnard Hughes. Cast includes Jill Eikenberry. Directed by Dustin Hoffman.

December 23, 1974 through January 4, 1975
THE RITZ -- comedy by Terence McNally. Starring Rita Moreno, Jack Weston, Jerry Stiller. Cast includes F. Murray Abraham, Christopher J. Brown, Stephen Collins, George Dzundza, John Everson, Ruth Jaroslow and Paul B. Price. Directed by Robert Drivas.

1975
NATIONAL THEATRE ARCHIVE - About this time, Theatre Manager Richard Schneider established an Archive for the National Theatre

January 7 through February 2, 1975
WHAT THE WINESELLERS BUY - by Ron Milner. All-Black cast headed by Gilbert Lewis, Herb Rice, Loretta Greene, Jean Dushon, Joe Fields. Directed by Woody King Jr.

February 4 through February 15, 1975
GOOD EVENING - a comedy with music, written by and starring Peter Cook and Dudley Moore. Directed by Jerry Adler.

February 17 through March 15, 1975
BIG BAD MOUSE - British comedy by Philip King and Falkland Cary. Starring Eric Sykes and Jimmy Edwards, with Sheila Haney, Patrick Brymer, Judy Johnson, Anne-Francis Thom and Joyce Campion.

March 26 through April 19, 1975
THE PHILANTHROPIST - by Christopher Hampton. Starring Brian Murray, with Swoozie Kurtz and Richard Clarke. Cast includes David Leary, Veronica Castang, Jarlath Conroy, Judith Ivey. Directed by Michael Montel.

April 22 through May 3, 1975
HEDDA GABLER - by Henrik Ibsen. Starring Glenda Jackson, Timothy West and Patrick Stewart. Directed by Trevor Nunn. Presentation of the Royal Shakespeare Company.

May 6 through June 1, 1975
THE MAGIC SHOW - devised by Doug Henning, with Peter de Paula, Pippa Pearthree, Hester Lewellen and Paul Keith.

June 3 through June 29, 1975
PURLIE - musical comedy based on the play Purlie Victorious: book by Ossie Davis, Philip Rose and Peter Udell. Starring Patti Jo and Robert Guillaume, Norma Donaldson and Barry Smith. Directed by Stockton Briggle.

July 1 through August 3, 1975 [show cancelled]
THE RED DEVIL BATTERY SIGN - by Tennessee Williams. Starring Anthony Quinn, Claire Bloom, and Katy Jurado. Play closed "forever" due to a theatrical dispute, at the end of the Boston run just prior to opening in Washington.

August 4 through September 27, 1975
BUBBLING BROWN SUGAR - musical revue: book by Loften Mitchell, based on a concept by Rosetta LeNoire. Starring Avon Long, Thelma Carpenter, Vivian Reed and Joseph Attles. Date unknown - President Ford saw Bubbling Brown Sugar.

September 29 through October 11, 1975
SABRINA FAIR - comedy by Samuel Taylor. Starring Arlene Francis, Robert Horton, Katherine Houghton, Sam Levene, Russel Nype and Maureen O'Sullivan. Directed by Harold Kennedy.

October 13 through October 25, 1975
THE DEVIL'S DISCIPLE - by George Bernard Shaw. Starring Paul Hecht, Elizabeth Shepherd, Neil Vipond, Paxton Whitehead. Presented by The Shaw Festival of Canada.

October 27 through November 15, 1975
WHAT THE WINESLELLERS BUY - Return engagement of the play by Ron Milner. Starring Gilbert Lewis, wish Ron Trice, Debbie Morgan, Juanita Clark, Bill Cobbs. Directed by Woodie King, Jr.

November 17 through December 13, 1975
A MATTER OF GRAVITY - by Enid Bagnold. Starring Katherine Hepburn, with Charlotte Jones, Paul Harding, Christopher Reeve, Elizabeth Lawrence, Wanda Bimson, Daniel Tamm and Robert Moberly. Directed by Noel Willman.

December 14, 1975 through January 18, 1976 - DARK

1976
THE RUSSIANS ARE COMING ?? Date unknown. [no program in file]

January 19, 1976 through February 14, 1976
BUBBLING BROWN SUGAR - musical revue: book by Loften Mitchell, based on a concept by Rosetta LeNoire. Starring Avon Long, Josephine Premice, Vivian Reid and Joseph Attles.

February 16 through March 14 - DARK

March 15 through April 17, 1976
1600 PENNSYLVANIA AVENUE - pre-Broadway musical with music by Leonard Bernstein. Washington-bred choreographer George Faison was the last of several directors. With Patricia Routledge, Ken Howard, Gilbert Price.

April 19 through May 1, 1976
IT'S SHOWDOWN TIME - comedy by Don Evans. Starring Charles Brown, Lynn Whitfield, with Gloria Edwards. Directed by Shaunelle Perry.

May 3 through July 4, 1976
GUYS AND DOLLS - musical: music and lyrics by Frank Loesser; book by Jo Swerling and Abe Burrows, based on the stories of Damon Runyon. All-African-American cast. Starring Norma Donaldson, Ernestine Jackson, James Randolph and Robert Guillaume. Directed and choreographed by Billy Wilson.

July 5 through July 31, 1976 - DARK

August 2 through September 11, 1976
SAME TIME, NEXT YEAR - comedy by Bernard Slade. Starring Barbara Rush and Tom Troupe. Directed by Gene Saks.

September 13 through November 6, 1976
EQUUS - psychological drama by Peter Shaffer. Starring Douglas Campbell and Keith McDermott, with Dalton Dearborn, Catherine Byers, Jillian Lindig and Roxanne Hart. Directed by
John Dexter.

November 8 through November 20, 1976
ALADDIN - a musical version of the story told with puppets. A Ruben Budrow production.

November 22 through December 5, 1976
THE ROYAL FAMILY - written by George S. Kaufman and Edna Ferber. Starring Eva LeGallienne, Sam Levene, Carole Shelley and Leonard Frey. Directed by Ellis Rabb.

December 6, 1976 through January 2, 1977
HELLZAPOPPIN' - a musical chorus: written by Abe Burrows, Bill Heyer and Hank Beebe; music by Jule Styne and Hank Beebe; lyrics by Carolyn Leigh and Bill Heyer. Starring Jerry Lewis and Lynn Redgrave, with Herb Edelman, Joey Faye, Brandon Maggart and Jill Choder. Directed by Jerry Adler.

1977
January 3 through January 29, 1977
OTHERWISE ENGAGED - by Simon Gray. Starring Tom Courtenay. Cast includes Nicholas Coster, John Horton, John Christopher Jones, Carolyn Lagerfelt, Michael Lombard and Lynn Milgrim. Directed by Harold Pinter. Presented by James Nederlander, Frank Milton and Michael Codron.

January 31 through February 13, 1977
GREASE - musical: book, music and lyrics by Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey. Ensemble cast. Directed by Tom Moore.

February 14 through March 12, 1977
BULLY: AN ADVENTURE WITH TEDDY ROOSEVELT - one-man show by Jerome Alden. Starring James Whitmore. Directed by Peter H. Hunt.

*NOTE: On March 9, 1977, twelve gunmen, members of a terrorist group called the Hanafi Muslims, stormed the District Building, directly across from the National. The Wednesday matinee audience attending Anna Christie that day was ushered to safety through a side alley to F Street. Heavily armed with shotguns and machetes, the Hanafis maintained a 39-hour siege in which a reporter for WHUR-FM radio was killed. Dozens more, including Marion Barry, then a DC Council member and later mayor of the District, were wounded. The Thursday evening performance was canceled

March 14 through April 9, 1977
ANNA CHRISTIE - by Eugene O'Neil. Starring Liv Ullmann, co-starring John Lithgow, Mary McCarty and Robert Donley. Directed by Jose Quintero.

On Friday, April 1st, President and Mrs. Carter attended the performance.
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April 11 through April17, 1977
PILOBOLUS DANCE THEATRE - presented by the Washington Performing Arts Society.

April 18 through July 24, 1977 - DARK

July 25 through August 6, 1977
LILY TOMLIN APPEARING NITELY - one-woman show. Staged by George Boyd. Written and directed by Jane Wagner and Lily Tmlin.

August 8 through September 10, 1977
MAN OF LA MANCHA - musical: play by Dale Wasserman; music by Mitch Leigh; lyrics by Joe Darion. Starring Richard Kiley with Emily Yancy, Tony Martinez and Bob Wright. Directed by Albert Marre.

President and Mrs. Jimmie Carter attended the August 22nd performance.

September 12 through October 8, 1977
BUBBLING BROWN SUGAR - musical revue: book by Loften Mitchell, based on a concept by Rosetta LeNoire. Starring Charles "Honi" Coles, Marilyn Johnson, Jay Flash Riley, and introducing Bettye Lavette. Directed by Robert M. Cooper.

October 10 through November 5, 1977
FOR COLORED GIRLS WHO HAVE CONSIDERED SUICIDE /WHEN THE RAINBOW IS ENUF - by Ntozake Shange. Starring Barbara Alston, Beverly Anne, Trazana Beverley, Gloria Calomee, Brenda J. David, Paula Larke and Jonette O'Kelley. Arranged and directed by Oz Scott. A New York Shakespeare Festival production.

November 7 through December 3, 1977
FDR, - one man show written by Dore Schary. Starring Robert Vaughn. Directed by Jeff Bleckner.

December 5 through December 31, 1977
PAUL ROBESON -- by Phillip Hayes Dean. Starring James Earl Jones, with Burt Wallace. Directed by Lloyd Richards.


1978
January 2 through February 5, 1978
SPOTLIGHT - pre-Broadway musical: book by Richard Seff; music by Jerry Bresler; lyrics by Lyn Duddy; based on a story by Leonard Starr. Starring Gene Barry, with D'Jamin Bartlett, Polly Rowles, Marc Jordan, David-James Carroll and Lenora Nemetz. Directed by David Black.

February 6 through February 18, 1978
GREASE - musical: books, music and lyrics by Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey. Ensemble cast. Directed by Tom Moore.

February 20 through May 13, 1978
The National Theatre is dark while the interior is refurbished.

May 15 through September 23, 1978
ANNIE - musical: book by Thomas Meehan; music by Charles Strouse; lyrics by Martin Charnin. Starring Kathy-Jo Kelly, Norwood Smith and Ruth Kobart, with Kathryn Boule, Jan Pessano, Gary Beach, Lisa Raggio and Sam Stoneburner. Directed by Martin Charnin.

September 25 through November 11, 1978
HELLO, DOLLY! - musical: book by Michael Stewart; music and lyrics by Jerry Herman, based on the play by Thornton Wilder. Starring Carol Channing and Eddie Bracken, with Lee Roy Reams, Joy Franz, Leonard John Crofoot, K.T. Baumann, Ruth Berger, James Beard, Michael C. Booker, and P.J. Nelson. Directed by Lucia Victor

November 13 through November 18, 1978
THE PAUL TAYLOR DANCE COMPANY - contemporary dance company featuring Bettie De Jong, Carolyn Adams, Monica Morris, Elie Chaib, Lila York, Ruth Andrien, Linda Kent, Victoris Uris, Christopher Gillis, Susan McGuire, Thomas Evert, David Parsons. Presented by the Washington Performing Arts Society. [in files under P]

November 21 through November 25, 1978
BALLET INTERNACIONAL DE CARACAS -- Artistic Director: Vicente Nebrada. With Zhandra Rodriguez. A Washington Performing Arts Society presentation.

November 27, 1978 through March 17, 1979
A CHORUS LINE - musical: book by James Kirkwood and Nicholas Dante; music by Marvin Hamlisch; lyrics by Edward Kleban. Ensemble cast. Conceived, choreographed and directed by Michael Bennett.

1979
(A Chorus Line continues through March 17)

March 19 through May 26, 1979
THE WIZ - new musical, with an all-African-American cast. Starring Renee Harris, Charles Valentino, Clyde Jacque Beret, Ron Taylor and Kamal, as the Wiz.

May 27 through August 12, 1979 -- DARK

August 13 through September 1, 1979
TIMBUKTU! - musical fable based on "Kismet". Music and lyrics by Robert Wright and George Forrest; book by Luther Davis. Starring Eartha Kitt and Melba Moore and introducing Ira Hawkins. With George Bell, Bruce A. Hubbard, Eleanor McCoy, Daniel Barton. Directed by Geoffrey Holder.

September 3 through September 9, 1979 - DARK

September 10 through October 6, 1979
DADDY GOODNESS - musical based on the play by Richard Wright and Louis Sapin; lyrics by Ron Miller, music by Ken Hirsch. Starring Clifton Davis, Freda Payne, and Ted Ross (as Daddy Goodness). Cast includes Rod Perry, Carol-Jean Lewis, Arthur French, Dan Strayhorn, Sandra Reaves-Phillips, Ann Duquesnay, Clebert Ford and Stefanie Showell. Directed by Israel Hicks.

October 8 through October 11, 1979
PILOBOLUS DANCE THEATRE - featuring Robby Barnett, Moses Pendleton, Alison Chase, Michael Tracy, Jamey Hampton, Jonathan Wolken, Georgiana Holmes and guest artists Kammy Brooks and Daniel Ezralow. A Washington Performing Arts Society presentation.

October 12 through October 14, 1979
LES BALLETS TROCADERO DE MONTE CARLO - a transvestite ballet company. A Washington Performing Arts Society presentation.

October 15 through December 9, 1979
The National Theatre is dark.

December 10, 1979 through January 13, 1980
SNOW WHITE AND THE SEVEN DWARFS - produced by The Walt Disney Company for Radio City Music Hall

1980
January 14 through February 17, 1980
The National Theatre is dark.

February 18 through March 15, 1980
THE KINGFISHER -- comedy by William Douglas Home. Starring Rex Harrison, Claudette Colbert and George Rose. Directed by Lindsay Anderson.

March 17 through April 19, 1980
DANCIN' - conceived by Bob Fosse. Featuring 17 top Broadway dancer-singer-actors. Production supervised by Gwen Verdon and Christopher Chadman.

April 23 through May 10, 1980
A CHORUS LINE - musical: book by James Kirkwood and Nicholas Dante; music by Marvin Hamlisch; lyrics by Edward Kleban. Ensemble cast. Conceived, choreographed and directed by Michael Bennett.

May 12 through June 1, 1980 - DARK

June 3 through July 6, 1980
SHOW BOAT - musical by Jerome Kern and Oscar Hammerstein, based on the novel by Edna Ferber. Starring Eddie Bracken and Lainie Kazan. Cast includes Ron Holgate, Pamela Kalt, Robert Mosley, Grace Keagy, David Eric, D'Jamin Bartlett and Theresa Merritt. Directed by Stone Widney. Produced in conjunction with Wolf Trap Farm Park for the Performing Arts

July 3 through July 27, 1980
AIN'T MISBEHAVIN' - Fats Waller musical show. Starring Evan Bell, Loretta Bowers, Ms. Heaven, Lonnie McNeil, Roz Ryan. Conceived and directed by Richard Maltby, Jr.

September 9 through October 5, 1980
BRIGADOON - musical: book and lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner; music by Frederick Loewe. Starring Martin Vidnovic, Meg Bussert and John Curry. Directed by Vivian Matalon.

October 6 through October 19, 1980
TRICKS OF THE TRADE - a romantic thriller by Sidney Michaels. Starring George C. Scott and Trish Van Devere, with Lee Richardson and Geoffrey Pierson. Directed by Gilbert Cates.

October 20 through December 7, 1980
AMADEUS - by Peter Shaffer. Starring Ian McKellen and Tim Curry, Jane Seymour. Cast includes Gordon Gould, Paul Harding, Patrick Hines, Nicholas Kepros, Louis Turenne and Edward Zang. American Premiere. Directed by Sir Peter Hall. A gala opening night party was held at the Corcoran Museum.

December 8 through December 21, 1980 - DARK

December 25, 1980 through March 21, 1981
THEY'RE PLAYING OUR SONG - book by Neil Simon; music by Marvin Hamlisch; lyrics by Carole Bayer Sager. Starring Victor Garber and Marsha Skaggs. Directed by Robert Moore.

1981
February 2, 1981
STANDING IN THE SHADOWS OF LOVE - concert of performance poetry by Chasen Gaver.

March 30 through May 10, 1981
CHILDREN OF A LESSER GOD - by Mark Medoff. Starring Peter Evans and Linda Bove. Cast includes Deanna Dunagan, Nanci J. Kendall, Richard Kendall, Ken Letner, Stanja Lowe. Directed by Gordon Davidson.

May 12 through May 31, 1981
I OUGHT TO BE IN PICTURES - comedy by Neil Simon. Starring Bill Macy, Alexa Kenin and Patricia Harty. Directed by Frank Marino.

May 11 through July 14, 1981
ONE MO' TIME - a musical revue: written and directed by Vernel Bagneris; music performed by The New Orleans Blue Serenaders. Starring Alan Weeks and Sandra Reaves-Phillips, with Deborah Burrell, Jackee Harry, James "Red" Wilcher and special guest artist, Jabbo Smith.

July 28 through August 9, 1981
DANCIN' - conceived by Bob Fosse. Choreography recreated by Gail Benedict.

July 29, 1981
THE WEDDING OF CHARLES AND DIANA -- The National Theater and the Washington Post sponsored a free, large screen telecast coverage of the Royal Wedding. Participants were invited to toast the Royal couple with punch and wedding cake.

August 24 to September 20, 1981 - DARK

September 21, 1981 through February 6, 1982
EVITA - music by Andrew Lloyd Webber, lyrics by Tim Rice. Starring Valerie Perrine, A Crivello, Robb Alton, with local performer Beebe Gribble as a child in the cast. Directed by Hal Prince.

1982
February 24 through March 14, 1982
MORNING'S AT SEVEN - comedy by Paul Osborn. Starring Maureen O'Sullivan, Teresa Wright, Kate Reid, Elizabeth Wilson, and Russell Nype. Cast includes Maurice Copeland, King Donovan, Robert Moberly and Charlotte Moore. Directed by Vivian Matalon.

March 18 through May 2, 1982
THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE - by W.S. Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan. Starring James Belushi, Peter Noone, with Marsha Bagwell, Leo Leyden and introducing Caroline Peyton. Directed by Wilford Leach.

May 1982
National Theatre closes facing a dispute over an adjoining construction project. [New York Times, 4/16/82]


1983
April 1983 through January 18, 1984, theatre closed for renovations.
RENOVATION - New air-conditioning was installed and much of the auditorium stage-lighting wiring replaced. New windows were installed, and two flagpoles canted at 45 degrees were placed on the face of the building. A new marquee with translucent lighted panels was installed, and the glass doors replaced. An elevator running from the first floor outer lobby to the to the fourth floor lobby was installed. The old dressing-room building was razed and a new building, four stories and basement, erected. Replacing the previous situation of one shower per floor, the new dressing rooms featured a bathroom and shower between each pair of rooms. Space for a rehearsal room, a stage-hands lounge, and an archive in dressing rooms on the top floor. A wardroom with double-door entry was created on the ground floor, along with a stagehand office and a new electrical room. Two additional floors are added to the property. On the new third floor a suite of offices was developed from space previously leased to other concerns as the "National Theatre Building." On the third floor, offices were constructed for reception, General Manager, theatre manager, director of public relations, public relations assistant and group sales, company manager and a kitchen. New audience restrooms were created at this level. Space taken over on the fourth floor was used to create additional rest rooms and a lobby with a bar for balcony patrons, as well as facilities for the National Theatre Corporation, including a large office, an accounting office, and a kitchen. Stores on either side of the lobby, as well as the Curtain Call Cafe site were abandoned to create a greatly expanded lobby, as well as space for a "One Shubert Alley theatre souvenir gift shop to the west. On the second floor, the old manager's office and Corporate office were replaced with a grandly expanded lobby, including a small stage at its east end over the box-office. This space was eventually renamed The Helen Hayes Gallery, and the official national portrait of Miss Hayes from the National Portrait Gallery was received on permanent loan from that Gallery to hang in the space. Oliver Smith superintended the installation of new crystal chandeliers throughout the public space, (replacing colonial brass chandeliers hung only a few years earlier) with two great chandeliers added in the auditorium. Several of the brass chandeliers were given to Georgetown Visitation Convent and hung in the main hallway of the school (which burned some ten years later). Smith replaced the red walls and carpeting with a totally new color scheme. Seats were re-upholstered in teal blue, with matching carpet and velvet drapes. Walls were painted in a peach-melon color similar to that of the drawing room at Mount Vernon, with accents of the blue. A new $30,000 satin curtain in melon colored satin with pale blue accents and heavy fringe was woven and installed. Rental of the fifth through seventh floors, accessed by a separate elevator and lobby to the west of the theatre, were renovated and continued as commercial rental not part of the theatre operation.

August 3, 1983
CORPORATION NAME CHANGE - The New national Theatre Corporation was legally changed to The National Theatre Corporation.

1984
January 17 through April 22, 1984
42ND STREET - musical by Harry Warren and Al Dubin, based on the book by Michael Stewart and Mark Bramble. Starring Dolores Gray and Barry Nelson, with Jim Walton, Bibi Osterwar, Barry Preston and Clare Leach. Choreography by Gower Champion. Directed by Lucia Victor.

The renovated National re-opened with 42ND STREET. President and Mrs. Reagan were present for the gala opening night, seated in the front box on the right side of the auditorium. Outside, mini search-lights cast beams into the sky. An elaborate black-tie dinner-party at the Departmental Auditorium followed the performance.

January
MARTIN LUTHER KING TRIBUTE I - One performance of an upbeat musical vaudeville produced by the National Theatre Corporation with local talent, dedicated to the memory of Dr. King.

March 4, 1984
The first narrated performance for the visually impaired. Narrations by the Washington Ear Listening Service will be provided twice a month. The National is the first theatre to build a booth specifically dedicated to this purpose.

March 29, 1984
The first ever signed performance for the hearing impaired, coordinated with Galludet College. About 100 people watched two narrators stationed on a small platform just in front of the side right orchestra seats.

May 8 through November 25, 1984
CATS - music by Andrew Lloyd Webber, based on "Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats by T.S. Eliot. Ensemble cast. Presented by Cameron Mackintosh.

December 11 1984 through January 6, 1985
BRIGHTON BEACH MEMOIRS - by Neil Simon (post-Broadway). Starring Skye Bassett, Patrick Dempsey, Brian Drillinger, Richard Greene, Lynn Milgrim, Rocky Parker and Lisa Waltz. Directed by Gene Saks.

December 17 (Monday), 1984
PETER PAN - by J.M. Barrie, in a version by John Caird and Trevor Nunn. Fourth annual holiday performance for the benefit of the Capital Area Community Food Bank. A staged reading featuring Marilyn Caskey, Richard Bauer, Ronnie Gilbert and Lady Wright.

1985
January
MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. TRIBUTE II

January 18 and 19, 1985
THE ARMY SOLDIER SHOW: ALL YOU CAN BE AND MORE! - musical presented in honor of the 50th Presidential inaugural. Presented by the United States Army and the National Theatre. Produced by Lawrence J. Krauska, Army Entertainment Program Manager. Featuring the winners of the 1984 Army Performing Arts Festival and The Army Blues.

January 22 through February 16, 1985
THE ODD COUPLE - new version of the comedy by Neil Simon. Starring Rita Moreno and Sally Struthers. Cast includes Marilyn Cooper, Kathleen Doyle, Jenny O'Hara, Tony Shalhoub, Lewis J. Stadlen and Mary Louis Wilson. Directed by Danny Simon.

February 27 through May 4, 1985
42nd STREET - music by Harry Warren, lyrics by Al Dubin, based on the book by Michael Stewart and Mark Bramble. Starring Dolores Gray and Barry Nelson, with James Mellon, Denise Lor, Barry Preseton and Gail Benedict. Choreography by Gower Champion, Directed by Lucia Victor.

May 13, 1985
THE HELEN HAYES AWARDS

May 15, 1985 (Saturday)
"BROADWAY OUR WAY" - special performance of the Children's Urban-arts Ensemble. Directed by Mischelle Fonville Johnson; concept and script developed by Keith and Mischella Johnson; choreography by LaVerne Reed Young; musical direction and additional vocal arrangements by Tony Booker.

May 21 through June 16, 1985
THE REAL THING - by Tom Stoppard. Starring Brian Bedford and Sara Botsford. Directed by Mike Nichols.

July 9 through August 25, 1985
BRIGHTON BEACH MEMOIRS - by Neil Simon. Starring Skye Bassett, Patrick Dempsey, Brian Drillinger, Richard Greene, Lynn Milgrim, Rocky Parker and Lisa Waltz. Directed by Gene Saks.

September 11, 1985
QUESTION AND ANSWER COLLOQUIUM WITH JASON ROBARDS AND BARNARD HUGHES - an afternoon program in the Helen Hayes Gallery.

September 10, 1985 through January 11, 1986
LA CAGE AUX FOLLES - musical comedy: music and lyrics by Jerry Herman, book by Harvey Fierstein. Starring Peter Marshall and Keene Curtis. Cast includes Le Clanche du Rand; Peter Reardon, Bob Carroll, Juliette Kurth, Ronald Dennis, Pamela Hamill, Mace Barrett, Joseph L. Taylor. Directed by Arthur Laurents.


1986
January 18, 1986
MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. TRIBUTE - Performances at 1:00 and 4:30. A birthday vaudeville celebration honoring Dr. King. A Saturday Morning at the National event.

January 27 through February 16, 1986
ZORBA - musical based on the novel by Nikos Kazantzakis; book by Joseph Stein; lyrics by Fred Ebb; music by John Kander. Starring Anthony Quinn, with Lila Kedrova. Cast includes Paul Harman, Angelina Fiordellisi and Donna Theodore. Production supervised by Joel Grey.

March 4 through March 22, 1986
SOCIAL SECURITY - pre-Broadway production of a new comedy by Andrew Bergman. Starring Marlo Thomas and Ron Silver. Cast includes Joanna Gleason, Kenneth Welsh, Olympia Dukakis, Stefan Schnabel. Directed by Mike Nichols.

March 24 through April 13, 1986
LONG DAY'S JOURNEY INTO NIGHT - drama by Eugene O'Neill. Starring Jack Lemmon. Cast includes Bethel Leslie, Peter Gallagher, Jodie Lynne McClintock and Kevin Spacey. Directed by Jonathan Miller.

April 22 through June 7, 1986
DREAM GIRLS -- musical: book and lyrics by Tom Eyen; music by Henry Krieger. Starring Sharon Brown, Deborah Burrell, Lawrence Clayton, LueCinda RamSeur, Herbert L. Rawlings, Jr., Larry Stewart, Weyman Thompson and Arnetia Walker. Director and choreographer: Michael Bennet.

April 28, 1986
THE HELEN HAYES AWARDS

May 12, 1986
SAMARITAN -- made-for-television film, starring Martin Sheen, based on the work of Washingtonian Mitch Snyder, advocate for the homeless.

Date under research SANKAI JUKU a Japanese experimental theatre company of the Bhuto school, appearing at The Warner Theatre, performed a demonstration in front of the National. The five members of the company all-males) were lowered head-downward on ropes from the roof and down the facade of the National Theatre. The performers wore only white loin-cloths. Their heads were shaven and their bodies powered white. They held a virtually inscrutable press conference in the National's Helen Hayes Gallery following the event. Members of the press and of the Washington theatre community attended the event.

June 10 through August 3, 1986
BILOXI BLUES - comedy by Neil Simon. Starring William Ragsdale, with John Finn, Andrew Polk, Kathy Danzer, Marita Geraghty, John C. Mackenzie, Michael McNeill, David Warshofsky and John Younger. Directed by Gene Saks.

August 12 through August 31, 1986
LEGENDS - comedy by James Kirkwood. Starring Carol Channing and Mary Martin, with Gary Beach and Annie-Joe. Directed by Clifford Williams.

October 3, 1986 [Friday]
REBEL WITHOUT A CAUSE - two free showings of the film, starring James Dean. Sponsored by the National Theatre and The Satellite Foundation. Part of the Darkness Film Noir Festival.

October 21 through November 22, 1986
BROADWAY BOUND -- comedy by Neil Simon. Starring Jason Alexander, Linda Lavin, Phyllis Newman, John Randolph, Jonathan Silverman, Philip Sterling. Directed by Gene Saks.

December 10 through December 12, 1986
ROMEO AND JULIET -- by William Shakespeare. Daytime performances by the National Players (founded by Father Gilbert Hartke in 1949).

December 12, 1986
AMADEUS - by Peter Shaffer. Performed by the National Players.

1987
January
MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. TRIBUTE IV

March 3 through March 22, 1987
IAN MCKELLEN ACTING SHAKESPEARE - one-man recitation

March 31 through April 19, 1987
I'M NOT RAPPAPORT - comedy by Herb Gardner. Starring Judd Hirsch and Cleavon Little, with Richmond Hoxie, Tom Stechschulte, Catherine Christianson, Kevin M. Moccia and Cheryl Giannini. Directed by Daniel Sullivan.

July 8 through September 13, 1987
CATS - musical by Andrew Lloyd Webber, based on the poems of T.S. Eliot. Ensemble cast. Directed by Trevor Nunn.

September 22 through October 17, 1987
SWEET CHARITY - musical: choreography by Bob Fosse; book by Neil Simon; music by Cy Coleman; lyrics by Dorothy Fields. Starring Donna McKechnie.
Bob Fosse died in Washington on September 23, 1987 following a rehearsal of the revival of Sweet Charity at the National Theatre on opening night (following one preview the night before). Fosse collapsed at 6:30 p.m. on Pennsylvania Avenue, while walking from The National to The Willard Hotel with his ex-wife Gwen Verdon, co-director of the revival. He died at George Washington Hospital at 7:23 p.m. The curtain went up at 7 p.m. and the cast was not told of his death until about 10 p.m., after the final curtain call. See The Washington Post, 24 September 1992, p. 1.

1988
January 8, 1988
MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. TRIBUTE V - Performers include Stevie Wonder, Marla Gibbs. Hosted by LeVar Burton.

February 6 through March 6, 1988
M. BUTTERFLY - by David Henry Hwang. Starring John Lithgow, with John Getz, Rose Gregorio, George N. Martin, and B.D. Wong. Directed by John Dexter.

April 12 through June 26, 1988
CATS - music by Andrew Lloyd Webber, based on "Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats" by T.S. Eliot. Ensemble cast. Directed by Trevor Nunn.

June 28 through August 7, 1988
AIN'T MISBEHAVIN' - the Fats Waller Musical Show. Starring Nell Carter, with Andre DeShields, Armelia McQueen, Ken Page, Charlaine Woodard. Conceived and directed by Richard Maltby, Jr.

August 16 through October 2, 1988
ME AND MY GIRL - British musical: book and lyrics by L. Arthur Rose and Douglas Furber; music by Noel Gray; book revised by Stephen Fry. Starring Tim Curry, with Donna Bullock and Barrie Ingham, with Lenka Peterson, Susan Cella, David Cromwell, Erick Devine, Keith Perry, and Louis S. Crume.

October 25 through November 12, 1988
BORN YESTERDAY - comedy by Garson Kanin. Starring Ed Asner and Madeline Kahn, with Jack Gilpin and Franklin Cover. Directed by Josephine R. Abady. Pre-Broadway.

November 21 through January 14, 1988
ANYTHING GOES - musical: music and lyrics by Cole Porter, original book by Guy Bolton, P.G. Wodehouse, Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse. Starring Leslie Uggams, Rex Smith and Rip Taylor, with Paul V. Ames, Rebecca Baxter, Gordon Connell, Julie Kurnitz and Susan Terry. Directed by Jerry Zaks.

1989
January 16, 1989
MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. TRIBUTE

February 7, 1989
MAYOR MARION BARRY delivered his State of the District Message on the main-stage of the National.

February 28 through March 5, 1989
DONETSK BALLET OF THE USSR present Paquita, Gopak, excerpts from The Flames of Paris, The Sleeping Beauty, Diana and Acteon, Le Corsaire, Walpurgis Night, and Don Quixote, and Giselle. A Washington Performing Arts Society production.

March 13, 1989
200 YEARS IN CONGRESS - A special film by Ken Burns, introduced by Congresswoman Lindy Boggs. Presented by the Ameritech Corporation for members of Congress.

May 8, 1989
THE HELEN HAYES AWARDS honoring Washington theatre were held on the Main Stage with Miss Hayes in attendance.

June 1 through July 8, 1989
PENN AND TELLER - a rarefied comedy magic act played the main-stage.

September 9 through October 7, 1989
3 PENNY OPERA - musical: book and lyrics by Bertolt Brecht; music by Kurt Weill. Starring Sting, Maureen McGovern, Alvin Epstein and Georgia Brown. Directed by John Dexter, (Equus, M. Butterfly), Music directed by Julius Rudel; choreographed by Peter Gennaro; produced by Jerome Hellman. Pre-Broadway. President and Mrs. George H.W. Bush attend the official press opening night performance of 3 PENNY OPERA and met Sting and the company backstage after the show.

October 31 through December 4, 1989
RUMORS - by comedy by Neil Simon. Starring Peter Marshall and Patty McCormack. Cast includes Kandis Chappell, Gibby Brand, Heather Mac Rae, Reno Roop, Michael Minor, Lynnda Ferguson, L. Kenneth Richardson and Nancy Hillner. Directed by Peter Lawrence.

December 11, 1989
DRIVING MISS DAISY - premiere benefitting Food for All Seasons of the Warner Brothers' Film. Stars Dan Aykroyd, Morgan Freeman, Patti Lupone and Jessica Tandy all of whom were present for the premiere, and for a gala party afterwards in the ballroom on the lower level of The Willard Hotel.

1990
February 2, 1990
SARAFINA! a musical from South Africa, was tentatively booked, but the producers accepted from The Kennedy Center an agreement to guarantee the company against all losses, and the show went to The Eisenhower Theatre.

March 20 through April 8, 1990
FIDDLER ON THE ROOF - musical: book by Joseph Stein; music by Jerry Bock, lyrics by Sheldon Harnick. Starring Topol, with Rosalind Harris. Cast includes Ruth Jaroslow, Ron Bohmer, Jack Kenny, Joel Kramer, Sharon Lawrence, Jerry Matx, Jennifer Prescott, Tia Riebling and Gary Schwartz. Directed and choreographed by Jerome Robbins.

May 8 through May 27, 1990
CATS - music by Andrew Lloyd Webber, based on "Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats by T.S. Eliot. Ensemble cast. Presented by Cameron Mackintosh.

May 22, 1990
AMERICAN INTERNATIONAL AUTOMOBILE DEALERS ASSOCIATION helds its General Session at the National. Congressman Rostenkowski and Lieutenant Governor Bier of Virginia were the two key speakers during the session.

May 30 through June 7, 1990
NBC ANNUAL AFFILIATES MEETING - Vice-President Quayle, Members of Congress, and numerous television stars appeared during a daytime session and a gala.

July 6 through October 13, 1990
LES MISERABLES - musical: book by Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schonberg, based on the novel by Victor Hugo; music by Claude-Michel Schonberg; lyrics by Herbert Kretzmer; orchestral score by John Cameron. Starring J. Mark McVey, Robert DuSold; Susan Dawn Carson; Peter Gunther and Kimberly Behlmann.

October 31 through December 9, 1990
LOVE LETTERS - by A.R. Gurney - First two weeks starring Colleen Dewhurst and E.G. Marshall. During the rest of the run, the casts changed. Performers included Eileen Heckart and E. G. Marshall, Hal Linden and Dorothy Loudon, Anne Jackson and Eli Wallach, Shelley Long and John Rubinstein, Blythe Danner and Edward Hermann.

December 11 through December 31, 1990
THE MUSIC OF ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER was presented by 12 soloists and an on-stage orchestra of 32 performers. The singers wore formal clothes, with a few costume touches (and a fully costumed Evita). The show was very popular and generally well reviewed.

1991.

January 15 through February 10, 1991
LOST IN YONKERS - by Neil Simon. Starring Irene Worth, Kevin Spacey and Mercedes Ruehl. A pre-Broadway try-out here, the play went on to win the Tony Award for Best Play of the year.

March 3 through March 24, 1991
ONE MONKEY DON'T STOP NO SHOW - by Donald T. Evans, directed by Ron Milner, produced by Quentin Perry and Barry Hankerson. Starring Kim Fields, Lewis Dix and Chip Fields (Kim's mother). Also starring Marvin Wright-Bey, with Keely Neal, Harold Moore, Judi Williams and Desiree Lynn Coleman. Associate Producer Kim Fields. Set Design: Rolfe S. Bergsman Lighting Design: Victor M.U. Tan. Costume Design: Victoria Schauffer.

March 26 through March 31, 1991
THE MUSIC OF ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER
Return Engagement. (See 12 December 1990 for description of the attraction.). On March 27, 199, President George H. W. Bush with his daughter Doro, his son Neil, and Neil's wife Sharon attended a performance of The Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber. (Mrs. Bush is out of town.) One of the cast gives a speech of greeting from the stage to the President's party, located in the front box on the auditorium right. Between acts the President visited with the cast in the star dressing room backstage.

April, May, June, July, August, September 1991
DARK SIX MONTHS
Asbestos Fire Curtain was replaced with a new, flexible, lightweight, state-of-the-art protection drape.

May 6, 1991
THE HELEN HAYES AWARDS - Miss Hayes was present, as were Ann Jackson and Eli Wallach, Jose Ferrer and others. Pat Carroll was one again Mistress of Ceremonies.

October 29, 1991 - November 10, 1991
THE MUSIC OF ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER -- Starring Michael Crawford. President and Mrs george H. W. Bush attend the final performance on the evening of November 10.

December 12, 1991 through January 18, 1992
CRAZY FOR YOU - music by George Gershwin, lyrics by Ira Gershwin, book by Ken Ludwig. Starring Harry Groener and Jodi Benson, with John Hillner, Michele Pawk and Bruce Adler. Directed by Mike Ockrent. Choreography by Susan Stroman. Exclusive Pre-Broadway engagement. On December 21, 1991, President and Mrs. Bush and a party of ten, including two sons, grandchildren, and Chief of Staff Samuel Skinner, attend the performance. At the intermission, they met author Ken Ludwig, choreographer Susan Stroman and director Mike Ockrent and after the show they met with the cast onstage.

1992
January 21 through February 2, 1992
PRIVATE LIVES - by Noel Coward. Starring Joan Collins and Simon Jones, with Edward Duke, Jill Tasker, and Margie Rynn. Directed by: Arvin Brown.

February 3 through March 1, 1992
MAN OF LA MANCHA - 25th Anniversary Tour of the musical: written by Dale Wasserman; music by Mitch Leigh; lyrics by Joe Darion. Starring R