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" Ruby Cutler Savage and Vernon
TJalhart in the Hippodromo" "Pina
fore." New York,. April 18, '.'Pinafore"
on a real ship, in real water -they've
done it at the 'Hippodrome, and it 4s
the "knockout" of the -current, thea
' There are other shows in New, York,
that are packing their theaters at ev
ery performacfce, but none has such
an auditorium as the Hippodrome to
pack, and no other gives -two. shows a
day, six days a week.
For the ordinary "hit" gross re
ceipts of $15,000 to. $18,000 a week
are big; "Pinafore" is playing1 to be
tween $60,000 and $65,000 a week.
The huge tank of the Hippodrome
holds theship,. which -is 160feet long.
Her two masts tower 80 feet into the
flies. She is full-rigged, cannon poke
their black .noses out of her port
holes, sailors: clambetilike monkeys
It may be imagined what an" "at
mosphere" Js provided for the famous .
Gilbert & Sullivan operetta Little'
Buttercup in; her.,bumboat is rowed
around-under the stern of the ship,
to the gangway, and. ascends To the
deck- Sir Joseph Porter comes along-
Side' in his barge..When Dick, Deadeye
makes himself "too unpopular, .he i3
chucked overboard into the water,
and swims ashore. , . h
The BBuberts have provided a cast
of excellent singers, the principals be
ing William Hinshaw, formerly of the
Metropolitan opera, company as Cap
tain Corcoran-; Harrison Erockbank
as Sir Joseph; Josephine Jacoby as
Little Buttercup, Vernon: Jacoby as
iRalph Backstraw and Buby Cut
ler Savage as Josephine. The chorus
"The -Truth," written by Clyde
Fitch, ran only two weeks here when,
it was originally-produced, It bad bet-
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