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The Richmond Palladium, Sunday, December 2, 1906.
Page Three. a p DN AST FDiiN3DFIL BEAUTIFUL DANCES CATCHY MUSIC 253 ; GRAND SPECTACULAR PERFORMANCE AT THE GEN RETT FRIDAY and SATURDAY DEC. 7 and 8. PLAT OPENS MONDAY HORNING' AT WESTCOTT PHARMACY Reserved Seats 75c and 50c r for "45 Minutes From Broadway" Gen nett. "'Anyth!ng emanating nowadays from the prolific and sometimes caus tic pen of Geo. M. Cohan, playwright, actor, producer, financier and last, but not least, editor of the "Spot light," frankly demands and receives recognition. Only twenty-eight years of age, and yet one of the most talk ed of characters in all the "United States. Successful because hi3 work deserves it. Popular because he makes himself so. Worth a round half million because he has earned it by his own efforts. Such are charac teristics of the author of "Forty-five Minutes From Broadway" which will be presented in this city on next Mon day night at the Gennett, under the managerial direction of Klaw and Erlanger, the foremost theatrical firm in the world. Much is already known, much has been said and writ ten of the cleverness of this play. It was absolutely the fad of New York and Chicago last season. Its popu larity was unbounded, and so enor mous were the box office receipts that it ' remained at one theatre In New York for half a season and in Chicago for thirty weeks. V'hen seen in this city, it will be presented by one of the largest, and most expensive rganizations en tour, with a cast of unusual excellence, headed by Corin- ne, who has a role particularly suited to her personality. There is also the attractive ensemble to bo found with ill the Cohan productions. For tiii3 day Mr. Cohan has composed some if his most cat hy music, most prom- nent among the song hits being: 'So Long Mary" and "Mary is a Irand Old Name," both of which lave attained international popular-ty. The play derives its unique title from the fact that all its scenes are aid In New Kochelle, one of the fash onable suburbs of New York. Py tudying a time-card 'we readily see he point, for New Rochelle is exact- y forty eve minutes by train iron New York's most popular thorough- are. Mr. Cohan In writting this piny das departed vastly from the field he has previously occupied as a writer, lie has given the stasje a play that aaany people say will outlive his own popularity as a .writer. It is serious 5ffort, telling a sometimes pathetic but always dramatic, story, original n conception, strong and pointed in climaxes, and always intensely inter- sting. It has enough musical back- ;round to appeal to those who cravfi he Cohanesque melodies, and Mr. Cohan cleverly appeases these apne- ites with four or five caulking good gongs and plenty of Incidental music. nic outfit and the costuming are on the most elaborate scale. BATHING IS POPULAR SOLDIERS DOTE ON IT Superintendent of Government Reser vation at Hot Springs, Ark., How ever Not Pleased With Civil Growth of the Community. Vaudeville at the Phillips. There will be nothing to it this week at the New Phillips but vaude ville the real article, so popular with the patrons of that house and the bill secured by Manager Murray looks mighty good on paper. Special inter est will center in Mile. Carrino and her beautiful performing black bears, Nip and Tuck, which come heralded as one of the real novelties of vaude- lle an act that is not equalled on any stage in the country. In addition it. . , i i ,rll; - iu mis ..uiss urute xliiivi, iub luruifi i Publishers' Press. popular pianist, win ue at ner oia Washington, Dec. 1. Martin E. pose again ana win renaer a piano Eise;e saierintendent of the proper- i overture ana ao me accompanying. , ty of the United States Government Cal. Lankert. no doubt the most pop- j at Hot springs, Ark., Is decidedly an ular singer the house has had in the ; gry In bis report to Washington this illustrated song role, will again be ,eek he grows almost vitriolic over heard in this capacity, a novelty act ; the nation's laxity in permitting a will be introduced; Leonard & Haste- j municipality to spring up at th do will do singing and dancing, and . threshhold of the reservation, thus the Philoscope will show "The Holi j permitting a state of affairs highly day" and "A Strange Reward, two obnoxoug to the sick and over which films of a highly amusing nature. th Government win exercise no con trol. However, Mr. Eisele says "the uses ROLLER S KATIKtfl COLISEUM Open every afternbon. Open Tuesday, Th .a 7 and Saturday evenings Cole & Johnson, who will appear at the Gennett on Wednesday evening. Manager Murray does not measure his vaudeville programs by quantity but by quality and judging that for ! of the waters have constantly broad- this wees by this standard, it is, be lieved that no program in many weeks has excelled it. Old time en- ened, until now they cover almost the i entire field of human ailments, and i am irrnwintr in favor with the suffer- thusiasm over vaudeville Is expect- ng He declares that during the 1 ed. ! ira-tr nnrlorl Tuna Srt trial" the Kirlr ! Last night the Dora Woodruff com-, soldiers and sailors on the rescrva pany gave its final performaice of tiou took 152935 baths, at a net cost --4 MUSIC BY THE RICHMOND CITY BAUD. .Admission, Gents 15c; Ladies free. Skates 10c. lti'l'H,li'li,lili,lill'1r1f,1 - il HS the former being ers. 'Awakening of Mr. PIpp" Gennett. The Cleveland Plain Dealer h?s his to say of Charley Grape win and lis company who will appear at the GSennett next Tuesday night. "Musi cal comedies are all the rage and aaany of the best as well as some of :he worst In the business have ap peared in Cleveland during the past Lwo seasons. There seems the same !ault with all of them from a criti ;al standpoint and that was that they were all built along the same lines ind when onejhad seen one of them iie feels that e has seen them all. 'ot so. There is a musical comedy it the Lyceum this week that is in a :lass by itself. It Is clever and well produced and even if the company tvas poor which It is, cot and the play tadly constructed, the comedy would be a decided novelty for it is like no jther ever seen in this city. "The Awakening of Mr. Pipp" as produced by Charley Grapewin and als excellent eompapny, is a strange and fascinating little drama. Tie production is billed as a musical com edy, but instead tmight more appro priately be sfyl?d a musical drama for it has plenty of heart interest a clearly defined plot and what is more is a moral lesson to men who are in the habit of taking a "wee dron too much" on certain occasions. "What "Ten Nights in a Barroom" has been to the legitimate ctage, Mr. pipp fa to the legitimate stage, "Mr. Pipp" gives promise of being on the comedy boards. At any rate it is a novelty and many times worth the money. The man who we.nt away from the Lyceum Theatre Monday night un willing to admit that he got his money's worth of entertainment, eith er wants the earth for a pittance or is a chronic crank. Cole & Johnson Gennett. On next Wednesday night at the Gennett Manager Swisher will offer the latest theatrical surprise. Cole & Jofinson, the famous colored come dians and entertainers, in a musical farce comedy, entitled "The Shoo-Fly Regiment." As the name would suggest, the play for it h?? a real plot deals wrth military life in general and with an aristocratic colored regiment in particular. This regiment, recruited from the "bloodd" of the bronze 400" is"dtlercd by Ui:cle Sam to the Puil Ipplnes where they meet with many cAnauiumaij uuii uivfiuuj; auvciiiur-i es. Johnson is an officer of the regi ment: and Cole a tramp who is permit-j ted by the rules of comic opera to j vwuijjanv nits poiuiers in various ca pacities.. The lines and situations (by Dob Cole) are bright and spark ling, and the music (by J. Rosamond Johnson and his brother) will en hance their reputation won by the songs known to everybody, "Bamboo Tree," "Congo Love Song," etc. etc. Tom Brown, Sam Lucas, Bob Kelly, Andrew Tribble. Theo Funky, Siren Navaro. Anna Cook and Elizabeth Williams will be prominent In the support, which Includes nearly all the well known colored people. The sce- 4 f " 1 Tf " combined repertoire and vaudeville, t the government of 2V2 cents each. i f . ' lit' T" ll. .iUi-,jje urges an additional appropria I tion to erect a new and modern bath house. Official Washington is heartily in accord with Superintendent Eiscle's complaints and requests. The "wat--r-cure" not the Philippine treatment '-Porous memory is in high favor here. IRA SWISHER. Lessee and Manager CAESAR AND CLEOPATRA. The Forbn n.brrttou and Their Port my al of Theac Chsracteri. Shakespeare wrote a play about "Antony and Cleopatra," but it re-mn;u-;,l for George Bernard 8haw, the Euglith playwright who has had the hardihood to criticise the Bard, of Avon, to write a drama entitled "Cae sar and Cleopatra." It is being play ed at a New York theater by Forbes Robertson, the noted English actor, and his wife, Gertrude Elliott, sis ter of Maxine Elliott. It is one of the principal subjects of conversa tion in theatrical circles both on ac count of the ability shown by Mr. and Mrs. Robertson ' in the Interpretation of the leading roles and because of the unconventional way in which the dramatist has treated the characters. Forbes Robertson is considered the greatest Hamlet of the. English stage I t t t t 4 GENNETT THEATRE - - WEDNESDAY MIGHT, DECEMBgO'5, THE MANHATTAN AMUSEMENT COMPANY PRESENTS CCU & JOHNSQn, The greatest of ail colored performers. Soacknowtedged by Press and Public, in their Musical Farce Come "THF iHiii f?l VP,AIIVIirrJT ' " " m mm mw mm mm a mwm mm B m m J Direction Mr. Philip Robs miss the great Singing Bal colored performers In the fcO P ;omi ything new and up-to-date. Don't f pany includes all the best known I atrical circle. PEOPLE I 60 Prices: $1.00, .75, .50, .25. Seats ready Monday morning, Dec 3rd at t the Westcott Pharmacy. i Hays' Brothers' 5 Cent Theuler FOR LADIES AND CHILDRJ. -r. 7a Program for f MONDAY, TUESDAY AND J.7EDNESDAY, MThc Sleeping Illustrated Sons Cj -ly'i tt 1 (5 7C 3, 4cd 5. hen the WhippoorwiH Anna Chance, with Charley Grapewin in "The Awakening of Mr. Gennett, Tuesday, December 4. Pipp," I B yt - j mm a , ' fern (i J , ICS.- .? - Hv. WESCOTT CLUB MEETS CcXcred Waiters Discussed the Dis Crr; of Colored Soldiers From the Army. CTght members of the Beauty Chorus with "5 Minutes from Broadway," atthe Gennett tomorrow night. Th Wescott Club met Frldav night at the home of Mrs. Mamie Gee, 40S North ISth street and -was entertain ed by Walter H. Dennis and Fred Griffin. The gnests were served with an elegant four course lunch by Mrs. Gee. The feature of the evening was the discussion of the dicharge of the coiored soldiers ?f Companies A.. B., and C. The Club will meet at taeir hall December 11th. ml sp 0 m rk .dm M a.o CONTINUOUS CHOW. 1 SK 1 F- 1 X - The New Phillips VaudevilleTheatre O. G. MURRAY, LESSEE AND MAN A WEEK OF DEC. 3; 3 and 8:15, Saturday 3, 7:45 and 9:15 verture, Miss Grace Miller. B. MILLS and LEWIS, German Comedians, Late "Weber and Field's Succes ILLUSTRATED SONGS, Cal. Lankert. NOVELTY ACT. , IARD and BASHEDO lging and Dancing. ILLE CARRINO, and her beautiful performing black Bears, Nip and Tuck. G. PHILOSCOPE, "The IlolldasV . "Strange Reward." Turkey, Special matinee each Saturday: children 5 cents. All other mi 10c, except to children under 5 years. Souvenirs Wednesday matli DEADLY SERPENT BITES. are as common in India as arc; stom ach and liver disorders with us. For te latter however there is a sure remedy: Electric Bitters; the gTeat restorative medicine, of which S A. Brown, cf Beanettsvilie, S. S., says: "They restored my wife to perfect health, after years Tf suffering with dyspepsia and a chronically torpid iiver." Electric Bitters cure chills and fever, malaria, biliousness, lame back, kidney troubles and bladder dis orders. Sold on guarantee by A. G. Laken & Co., druggist. Price 50c. . POfiBKS KCnt JITS ON AS CAKSAB ANI HI VfirS A3 CLEOPATRA. today. His wife, who made his ac quaintance while playing with Nat Goodwin and Marine Elliott in Eng: land, is a woman of much cleverness and beauty. One of the noted suc c&ses of the Forbes Robertsons was "The Lijrht That Failed." in which Mr. Robertson took the part of Kipling's hero. Dick Heldar, and his wife that of Maisie. In the play "Heldar, an illus trator and correspondent, wooes Malaie, an artist, in a stodio. That Is a place familiar to Mr. Robertson, for he en Joyed repute as a painter before he won fame as an actor. He once painted for Henry Irving: the wedding scene in "Much Adu About Nothing." It contained portraits cf all the leaJ lnz characters. G EH RETT THEA37RE... : IRA SWISHER. L- and UmnJmr. 1 MONDAY NIGHT, mmmmWmWmVmmWmm Klaw A. Erlanger present Geo. M. Cohan's B "45 Minute Witth Corinne, a No PECET ggest Success 5 From ER 3 Mimic Play in three Acts, 99 Broadway and Cohanesque Chorus 4 Prices Lower floor $1.50; Balcony S1..00 & 75c. Gallery 50c. Seats ready at the Westcott Pharmacy Friday morning, N As surely as children learn to speak the language of their parents, so surely will Hollister's Rocky Mountain Tea make them well and keep them well. Tea or Tablets, 35 cents. A. G. Luken & Co. " cyT3oth. ENNETT THE IRA WIS HER, Kan ftE... at" r . TUESDAY NIGHT, XJfcCEr.iDER 4. Wells. Dunne & Harlan prtseat thdTAmerfcan Comedian CHk RLmj&nrA REVS IN, In the Msil play of laughs THE AWAKENING OF MA. PlrP, Large supporting company hea ded by -AO IN CAST AND CHORUS 40 Prices: $1.50, 1.00, Z, 50 and 25. Seats on sale at the Weacott Pharmacy. 1