Wallack's Theatre ... Eighth appearance this season, of Mr. Wallack and the first time in this theatre of Colman's celebrated play of the Iron Chest .. To conclude with, second time this season, the capital farce of Deaf as a Post ... Tomorrow - in consequence of the crowded state of the theatre on Monday Mr. Wallack will repeat his celebrated character of Benedick in Much Ado About Nothing. James W. Wallack.

Wallack's Theatre ... Eighth appearance this season, of Mr. Wallack and the first time in this theatre of Colman's celebrated play of the Iron Chest .. To conclude with, second time this season, the capital farce of Deaf as a Post ... Tomorrow - in consequence of the crowded state of the theatre on Monday Mr. Wallack will repeat his celebrated character of Benedick in Much Ado About Nothing...

[New York]: Herald Print, n.d., [1856]. Tall narrow broadside approx. 22¼" x 6" announcing the program for the week of October 27, 1856. Display type within a decorative border; some toning, else very good. Wallack opened his new theatre at 485 Broadway, having taken over Brougham's Lyceum, on September 8, 1852 "and with his sons John Lester as stage manager, and Charles as treasurer, [performed] there for nine years [and] flourished, with the manager himself playing many and varied parts ... In 1861 he and Lester opened a new Wallack's Theatre at Broadway and Thirteenth St. ... He remains the most distinguished member of a notable family whose history for over fifty years was inseparably linked with that of the New York stage" (DAB). He "performed ... October 20 through November 22, 1856, and May 11 through June 6, 1857. Brown asserts that Wallack's engagement was unsuccessful, that he played to the poorest houses of the season, and that he insisted on appearing in parts for which at this time he was too old, though he had gained a reputation in them twenty years before. Wallack did not perform during the 1857–58 season, and he resumed management of the theater in fall 1858" (Wikipedia). Not found in OCLC. Item #58316

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