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AFFAIRS OF T? IE WEEK IN THE PLAYHOUSES
"Sylvia" Runs Away?Sylvester ?Schaf
fer~"Twin Beds"?Columbia Opens.
B? HldOR Tl KNBI I I
via Runs Away.' h play by Roher? Housum. of "The Cleveland Lra.ln."
?ill np<?n the new season at William A. Brady's Playhouse on Tuesday c.eii
?ag The story, we learn from the advance notiere?, tells of a young Pitts
eiress who ru-is away from home rather than ohey her uncle and
narrv a man she doc not care for. The uncle offers a reward for her capture,
wbicn ii ?ought after by several yeaag mm. who have many adventures before
e*tn'- are straightened out. In the olot is a double love affair. Alice Brady
i cast for the principal feminine 'ole. which is not Sylvia, but her
f-cho p rl chum, the one ?eiied and held under lock and key in spite of her
?nons '.hut she .s not the runaway. This is the Ural opportunity Mis?
as had to play a eoaaedy part of importance in N'ew York. The lead
?tg male character in "Sylvia Runs Awny" will be played by Albert Browi?.
.Ved A. Sparks plays ?^ grouch >n the new comedy an.i Flmer B<??
barg sr. There are three acts and the scene is laid in New York.
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Sylvester Schaffer will make his American debut at the Forty-fourth Street
Tktatre on Saturday evening, Augu-t li. surrounded by his own European
eoanany of novelties. He will be presented by Herr S. Rachman, the German
i*r:esarie, by 8n arrangement with the Shubert Theatrical Company. I?
?sac .1 need that, beginning with the Brat performance. Mr. Schaffer will appear
e!ud?ng Sundays, with matnecs ? :i Wednesday, Thursday and Satur?
day. His performance includes coin and card manipulation, oil painting, jtag
l.irr riding and German Icarian fents. using ?log? instead of children. In m;
ee?an?nip, it is -?aid. he shows more than ordinary skill, and by wej of adding
to kii accomplishment-, he plays the violin. He rides a chariot, performs
Olympian games, doing athletic feats without giving the impression of the I
liu?! "strong man of 'he stage.'' In his exhibition Mr. Schaffer uses many '
murals, including half a dozer, horses, deer, foxes, a boar and many ether
?limb actors. Preceding his performance will be seen the Sisters Althoff, tare
?aprersionistic children pianists, who were brought from Germany by Hen
Rathman; the Horeliek troupe cf fifteen men and women dancers and four or
tee well known American performers.
at at ?t
The Colombie Theatre ?will reopen to-morrow afternoon with Bert Baker
?id -he Bon Ton Girls in a two-act burlesque, "My Wife'3 Husbands." Mr.
Baker is surrounded by a company which includes Lucille Manion, Midgie
Mil'-r, Charles Raymond, Tommis Teller, Emma Hallam and Mary Martin, and
ther- is a large chorus. Between the two acts there is a vaudeville bill, headed
by .'?!.-. Baker. During the summer the Columbia The?itrr has been completely
redecorated and renovated. According to the policy of the Columbia, there
?ill be a complete change of show every week, with a matin-e ?very day.
Vond.y evening ?t the UltOf The
tWt ,n Aabury P?rk William Harris,
jr., will present "Twin Beds,' a
sew f.rce by Salisbury Field and
Margaret Mayo. After playing four
sarformances in that cty the play
will come to the Fulton Theatre, New
ior? where it will open its metro
sehtan season and the Fulton season
en Friday night, August 14. In the
can are Fav Wallace. Charles Judels,
Isv Cox, John Westley. G?orgie Law
John Cumberland and Mabel
Achei. The Fulton has been com?
plete! v redecorated by the owners,
tea Henry B. Harris Estate, and the
?ale?e? next Frid.y night will see
?Tactically a new playhouse. During
tat engagement at the Fulton Theatre
there will be the usual Wednesday and
Plays That Continue in Popu?
larity During the Summer.
The enragement of "Potash & Perl
autter," the most remarkable one^ of
?any years, will end on Saturday
?ven.ng, September B, for long ex.st
>g contract? c?nnot be ignored and
' tee famous partners must start out
"en the road" la answer to "_?'?*'"?
SVaiandt for 'heir goods. Tnc.,,""
ft>ur weeks of the engagement will ne
by the return of many of t
sld favorite? who ere?ted the famous
seles and who have been on vacations.
In H H. Frar.ee'? Longacre Theatre
to-rr.orrow ?vening Kdward Peple's
farce "A Pair of Sixes" will begin the
twenty-second week of Its Ntyar York
?agreement with th? origin?! com
pany of players, to which has bee
added Miss Myra Tannehill, the ne
leading woman, who has scored a su.
cess,ir the role of the young girl wh
shows the psuedo-butler how to bet
"a pair of sixes." The other impoi
tant Darts are being interpreted h
Male Hamilton. George Parsons, Frit
Williams. Ivy Troutmar., Walter Allei
Maude Eburne and Stanhope Wheai
croft, jr. The play, which is nearin
its two hundredth performance her.
>. also being presented in tb?
lheatre. 1 hicapo, by another rompan?
which began its engagement last nigh'
"The Dummy," at the Hudson Then
tre. is now in the sixth month of it
New York run. Ernest Truex as th
boy detective, Edward Ellis and Jan
Oaker as the crooks, and little Joyc
Fair as the kidnapped child figure ii
some of the most exciting and amus
ing scenes of the play. The play i
making such a success with the Nev
York public it can be counted upon t?
run into the next season.
Officially the new season was ush
ered in last Monday when E. Raj
Comstock presented "The Thin
Party," a new farcical comedy, at the
Shubert Theatre. Incidentally the play
served to introduce Taylor Holmes and
Waller Jones as co-features and in the
happiest roles they have ever por?
trayed. The cast, in addition to
Mr. Holmes and Mr. Jones, contains
such well known people as Marjorie
Wood, Jeffreys Lewis. Jobyna Mow
land. Alma Belwin, Richard Temple,
Alfred Hesse, Alfred Wells, AVilliam
Gibson and others.
"The Passing Show of 1914." now in
the third month of its successful run
at the Winter Garden, remains un?
changed since its opening night, us
far as its numerous features and mem?
bers of the casi are concerned. The
I players are Bernard Granville,
Jose Collins, T. Roy Barnes. George W.
Monroe, Frances Demar^M, Ethel Amo
! rila Kelly, Marilynn Miller. Mai si
Windo?v, Robert Kinniett Keane, Harry
Piaher, Lew Hr. < !>.---ir Crawford,
Stafford Pembertoa, Ivan Hnrikoff. Li?
sie Pilcer, Winifred Qilrain, William
Dunham, John Freeman, Winona WH?
kins aad Jone Klvidge.
"Too Many Cooks" will pass its
'JOOth New York performance at the
Thirty-ninth Street Theatre on Satur?
day evening, August lev, The return of
Frank Craven to his original place at
the head of the cast undoubtedly has
I served ?s an added feature of attrac?
tiveness, besides increasing the speed
and humor of the entertainment.
"Ziegfeld Follies" enters upon the
eleventh big week of its limited en?
gagement at the New Amsterdam The?
atre. The long list of entertainers in?
cludes Leon F.rrol, Ht-rt Williams, Vera
, Michelena, Louse Meyers, Arthur
1 Deagon, h'd Wynn, Stella Chatelaine,
Anna Pennington. George McKay. C.
Morton Home, G. Bernard L)>ll>ii.
Herbert Clifton. Rita Gould, Key
Laurell. May Leslie, Gladys Feldman,
Lottie Vernon. Dorothy Newell, Elea?
nor St. Clair, Lillian Rice and others.
The Ziegfeld Danse des Follies, in
the Aerial Gardens atop the New Am?
sterdam Theatre, classes among the
most popular dance pavilions in Amer?
"Kitty MacKay" will enter the second
week of ts eighth consecutive month at
the Comedy Theatre on Monday even?
ing. Miss Molly Mclntyre has entered
upon a contract for a term of year-,
with her present manager, and expects
to continue in the title role of this
play for at least another year. Miss
Margaret Nybloc, Henry Stephensort,
Carrie ?Lee Stoyle, Kate Wingticld,
Eleanor S. L'Estelle, Stanlev Gro?me,
Jack McGraw. Carl Lyle. Roland Rush
ton and Clarice Laurence have likewise
cast their lot with "Kitty MacKay" in
some aspect of permanency, and it is
not probable that any plans will be
made for come time to come ".en to
move the comedy from its present
ensconcement in West Ils: "...although
there seems to be an ardent rivalry oy
the part of three cities vi.-. . Chicago,
Philadelphia and Boston which each
claims tne privilege to be its next en?
Ml RRAV Hill. OftHI
The Murray Hill Theatre will reopen
next Saturday night, August 15, with a
new burlesque show. "The Girls from
the Palli?e," ? f which Harry Steppe is
tSe principal comedian. During the
summer ?his house ha? been thoroughly
irno'.ated. tedecorated and refurnished.
AnK\ T ANNEHME.
Myra Tannehill took Ann Murdock's
place in the cast of "A Pair of Sixes'
last Monday night, and gave a capital
performance as Miss Colo, the clever
fianc?e of the Satlet against his will in
this slaves farce, which continues to
amuse irai] filled houses at II. H.
Prasae'a Theatre. Miss Tannehill
I in acting
Kir.?!, which is seriousness.
?PEG ?>' MY HEART."
Altn ? ..' My Heart" has
? Olivas Morosco all
over the United States and through
Canada the tirst popular priced offer?
ing of the famou- ceSSSdy by J. Hart
ley Manners, in which Miss Laurette
Taylor appeared at the Cort Theatre
here for two uninterrupted years, will
b?- Heads at the Manhattan Opera
Hoaae by arrangement with its man
.11,-1 r Mi i- t'omstock and liest, on
?he evening of Saturday, August 15.
Mr. Morosco is enabled to make the
new and undoubtedly nleasing price
scale solely on account of the great
seating capacity of this auditorium.
The new Boston production, with
the company which is to present the
piece in the Massachusetts metropo?
lis, will be utilized.
Ernest Clend-.nning. ?vho is i/nder
contract to Cohan &. Harris to create
the principal male role in "Wanted,
$22,00?," is among the nsaaf Americans
marooned in the European war zone.
-. Cohan A- Harria, a.-: well a? A.
F. Thomas and Clayton Hamilton, the
nu?hors of *'\\ sated, $2:',000," arc much
concerned shout this possibility ami
air beading every oadeaver to secure
him a na??a"ze to this country in time
la? rehearsal., which are to begin in
Elizabeth Brice and Charles King
Stella Mahew?Ethel Barrymore.
The Palace Theatre offers for it
headlmers Elizabeth Brice and ?'harle
King. These youthful "tars will danc
and sing and patter. .Miss Brice prom
?MI new gowns imported from Pan
<>n the last steamer before thp out
break of war. Dainty Marie. "*h
Venus of the flying rings," will do he
?lances and arrobatie-e. William H
Thompson, assiste?! by ? companv. wil
preaeit a new play, "Money Talks
Adgie's lions will appear this week
Joan Sawyer will present "Death an.
lha Maiden." a dance, and will offer ?
Beta "walk," a new tango and the b?s
of the ballroom ?lances. Nigel Barrie
and Benne Dixon will appear with h<
Adelaiiie and Huffhcs will continue tl.
Chinese "Ta-Tao," their Pierrov .danc
and other remarkable exhibitions o
Uchrucal skill. Adelaide, too. has ne\
aancing frocks and frills. Kirk an
Fogarty will offer their comedy "en
trrtainment de luxe," and there will b
With Stella Mayhew as 'he chie
feature. Hammerstein's Hoof Gardei
and Victoria offers for the coming weei
a good entertainment. Miss Mayhew
with Billie Taylor, will enter upon he
last week here prior to appearing agaii
as leading comedienne, with Arthu
Hammerstein's "High Jinks." A. Bald
win Sloane and his new dancing part
ner, Marion Morgan, who have acquire?
several new dances on their recen
European tour, will make thei ' tirs
joint American appearance. Belli
Blanche is another feature. Willie Zim
merman, the impersonator, will giv?
novelty with a new act in which he wil
impersonate the Euronean rulers now
at war. Others are Joe Jackson, th<
Relleclaire Brothers, "The Girl fron
the Farm," Violinsky. Mareno, Navarre
and Mareno; the Three Ankors, the
Cameron Sisters, Roehm's Athletic
Girls, "the Human Parrot," and Went
worth, Vesta and Teddy.
A good vaudeville show will be at
the New Brighton Theatre the week o)
August 10. The headliner is Ethel Bar
lymore. in J. M. Barrie's playlet, "The
Twelve Pour. .ok." This will be Miss
Barrymore'es - . :;. vaudeville appear?
ance this season. Among the cast is
Charles Dalton. who was in the cast
when it was originally presented in
?in- country at tba Empire Theatre.
Anatber star on the programme will be
Hai Forde. the E.iglish comedian, who
VU recently the star of "Adele." Will
li-rn We-ton and company will present
their novel musical act, "The Attor?
neys." Florence Tempest will offer a
new act, in which two young men as?
sist her in songs and dances. Jarrow,
the comical magician, will make his
iirst reappearance in this country in
three years. He has added several new
tucks to his repertoire, and still uses
hi? puzzling "lemon trick." The Three
I.cightons will sing, dance and talk in
their skit, "A One-Night Stand in
Minstrelsy." Bloxom and Burns will
appear in their blackface act. Hilda
Hawthorne, in a ventriloquia! offering,
ard Kluting's animals, in a series of
animal feats, complete the bill.
AT BRIGHTON BEACH.
Sixteen acts are announced for this
week at the Brighton Beacn
Hall. The bill will be headed by Edith
Helena, the singer, who will he assist
e?l by Signor Russo, a barytone. They
will offer selections from grand opera.
Evelyn Dunmore, a singing comedienne
and star of several musical comedy
productions; Will Oakland and com?
pany, in "K Night at the Club"; Dar
rell and Conway, in a sket?-h called
"Life on ihe Stage'; Vardenhof nil
Louie, lightning crayon sketches and
oil painting artists; A'era Berliner,
violinist; Cnauncey Monroe and com?
pany in "A Business Proposal"; the
, Seven Bra? ks, acrobats; the Three
Clark Razillians, aerialists; Coates,
Kane'and Johnson, dancers and sing
i ers; Ajax and Eveleen, fean of
strength; Five Melody Boys, mu
' sicians; Mullen and Coogan, comedy
dancers; Dale ard Boyle, singers and
dan? ers, and Rayno's ?logs will be ?he
offerings. The programme, headed by
Anna Chandler, Harry B. Le Mer and
A!, von Tilzer'a "Honey Girl?,'' will be
given for the last times today and to?
Saturday afternoon John Philip
Sousa and his band will give the first
of a series of band conceits at Luna.
..Another will be held the same even
| ing, with two on Sunday, Auguat 16,
i.nd an additional double concert on
Wednesday, August 19.
De Phil and lie Phil conttnee in
their aerial unicycle act to thrill the
visitors to the park daily, while th?
free vaudeville, consisting of more
*'.an one dozen acts, is one of th?
features of the week.
JARDIN DE DANSE.
William Morris announces a pro?
gramme of seventeen feature events at
the Jardin de Danse this week, in ad?
dition to the m;;ny public dance? given
between all the professional exhibi?
tions. The two new dancing ?tars,
?arl ?'. Heisen and Dorothy Dickson,
ha?o been permanently engaged. Mr.
Heisen and Miss Dickson, who intro?
duce a gavotte in costume, original
maxixe, tango, furlana and one-?t?p,
have just arrived from triumphant en?
gagements in Chicago, where they were
the stars at Rector's for ten weeka, ?nd
???err the star attraction with Thomas's
Orchestra at Ravania Park, following
Ruth St. Denis. Mr. and Mrs. Dougla.
Crane continue with their delightful
?lance creation.--, and Mrs. Cran?* will
add more o;' her famous inspirational
dances in addition to her dramatic
terpsichorean interpretation of "Ani
tras." a native South Sea Island dance,
in which she appears in native cos?
tume. Others among the profession?!
artistes are the dainty Reed Sisters,
in their Southern dances; Leon Von
Dell and Edna Fen ton, in Argentine and
Parisienne tangos. The grand op?rai.c
soprano. Miss Nellie Allen, will bt
heard in a varying programme of selec?
tions each night. The entertainment
begins at K:''0 and continues until
'J a. m.
MADISON SQl ARE ROOF.
??n the Madison Square Roof C?/den
this week's cabaret will include several
new p"..nbers. Miss Mildred Ldvejoy
and Steve O'Sullivan are giving exhibi?
tions of all the new dances. Mias Peg?
gy Le Brune and Jos? Hess are as-pop?
ular as ever. Alfred De Loraine. who
comes direct from the London musie
halls, is a singer at the Garden. Mi**
Elsie Taylor, from Australia, will re?
main at the Garden for the season
Jackie MacDermott, the Scotch com?*
?lian; Barney Gold and many othelf ar?
included in the three-ring cabaret.
Fancy diving is the latest fad at Pali?
sade Amusement Park, and every day
f>nds many female experts on the spring?
boards executing front and hack
'"jack-"' or some equally difficult water
The announcement of the man?
agement that a women'? diving canten
would be held on Saturday, Augu
has created quite an interest among th
fair bathers, and the event promises
to be diaiiaeiive with a number of
crack aquatic devotees.
Dining and dancing are the offering
at the Brawner, "atop the Strand, where
entertainment is furnished by Carme?
lita Ferrer, Rosita Mantilla, Karlhryn
Andrews and Dorothy Hunter and"3ack
MeEaaosr. Th? dansant every after?
noon at I o'clock under the direction
of Suzanne Rocamora has proved at?
tractive to the smart set. Out of town
visit?n have already liarned that the
, Brawncr Is one of the real show places
of this city.
"ARE YOI MY WIFEr
"?.re You My WifeT" a f?rcie?l com?
edy in four acts, by Roy Atwell and
Max Marcin, will he produced at Long
Branch the last three days of thi?
week, after which, according to the
present plans, the play will receive it?
metropolitan opening here at Maxine
Elliott's Theatre during the week of
August 1". The players arc Roy At?
well. Albert Reed, George A. Stilwell,
' Albert Dupont. Frank Walsh, Harry
Maitlan I, Carl Bates. Albert AndVuss,
rletche- Harvey. Walter W. Armin,
, Ehen Fcrtnen, William Gaunt, James A.
Boshell, Florence Pisher, Marion Ste
phensor., Justine Johnstone, Mary
Prendergast and Cecelia Clay.
"THE LIGHTNING STROKE."
Georg?* Henry Payne has written a
! new orfe-act play called "The Lightning
Stroke," which is to be produced by a
company under the managemeat of
Faul Armstrong. It wiil be played for
the first times at the New Brighton
Theatre during the week beginning
August 17. It is said to posse?, a
strong dramatic story and is basad on
an original idea of a vary sviuatioaal
' nature. a