Posts Tagged ‘Manhattan Opera House (New York)’


Chu-Chin-Chow, New York, 1916

May 31, 2015

The cover of the ‘Souvenir and Story of the Play’ for the New York production of Oscar Asche’s Chu-Chin-Chow, a ‘Musical Tale of the East,’ which was produced at the Manhattan Opera House, New York, on 22 October 1917, transferring to the Century Theatre, New York, on 14 January 1918. After a total of 208 performances the production went on a United States tour.
(‘Designed, Engraved and Printed by The Sackett & Wilhelms Corporation, New York,’ 1917)

The original London production of Chu-Chin-Chow, was produced at His Majesty’s Theatre on 31 August 1916 and ran until 22 July 1921, a total of 2238 performances. The leading roles of Abu Hasan and Zahrat Al-Kulub were first played in London respectively by Oscar Ashe (1871-1936) and his wife, Lily Brayton (1876-1953). In New York those parts were taken by Tyrone Power senior (1869-1931) and Florence Reed (1883-1967).


January 31, 2013

music sheet cover of ‘The Whip’, march and two-step by Abe Holzmann, inspired by the sporting drama of the same name by Cecil Raleigh and Henry Hamilton, produced at Drury Lane, London, 9 September 1909 and Manhattan Opera House, 22 November 1912, with (kneeling centre) Basil Gill as the Rev. Verner Haslam in the London production
(photo: Foulsham & Banfield, London, 1909;
music sheet with artwork by Starmer, published by Jerome H. Remick & Co, New York and Detroit, 1913)