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AFFAIRS OF THE WEEK IN THE PLAYHOUSES
John Drew- "The Bludgeon"?"Story of
The Rosary"?"It Pays to Advertise"
"Miss Daisy"-The Modern Girl"
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Judging from th? ?announcements received, Mr. Frohman haa chosen what
promues la b? an Intsrasting vehicle for John Drew when he opens the Empire
Theatre to-morrow rip1 t It is a comedy called "The Prodigal Husband" and
?a.?w:.'. N'icccdcn.i and Michael Morton. Mr. Drew pluys th??
sagrt c' '?"''?'? cstrai god from his wife and rapidly going to the
dog.? *.*ri a boon companion, a part played by Ferdinand Gottschalk. He
??(ie?? . ?????.?.?.?. and thro-ish her influence and companionship begins
to loo?, upon life less bitterly. When the girl is eighteen he discovers that he
Is in iovt? srith h?r. By th? force of this discovery ami by the flight of the
gix\ ' ? -e reformation is accomplished. Mr. Drew ?still have throe
lead-; --.?.? Clendenning, Helen Hays Brown and Grace Carlyle.
Othrr- ca?t ?te Henry Crocker, Clinton Preston, Walter Soldering,
Harry Lcighton, J. Homer Hunt, John Mottus. Pose Winter. Josephine Morse
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Armstrong's new play, "The Bludgeon." which opens at
?-<? to-morrow night, we have received very little
inform*.: a drama of to-day," with scenes laid in Long Island. Mr.
Armstro c is producing the play himself, and for reasons of his own wishes
the play to c me before the public as a complete surprise. Not eren the
Bam?!? of tb< cast hat? been published.
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Another new theatre opens to-morrow night, despite the wars, the movies
ami th? alreac.\ appal ting r.umber o; theatres in the city. It is called the
?Standard Tbe.-.'re, ant' will be conducted a? a playhouse for first class pro?
duct:.. ' irection of John Cort. Kach attraction will play an
enffsgemeiit of one weak, and there ?will be three matinees weekly. Popular
price.? " effect at all performances. The new playhouse is of dignified
appears:?-' ivardly, ar.d it is said to be beautifully decorated and equipped
a iditorium. There Is no gallery in the Standard. The
baleo?;', ccornmodaU "18, and the orchestra floor and boxes
175. Th?! se wi'l he under the management of Harry L. Cort. Aa an
ape?"- n '"Kitty MacKay" srfll be presented, with Molly Mclntyre and
ive 1 during the long run at the Comedy Theatre.
; ? a '"romantic ,
_e!o-.r;. *?-.-: i I war" will be
present? ie Manhattan Opera;
Hou?e to morrow i ?gl t by Comstock _
Gest. It "Th< Story of the Ro?
sary," by Walter Howard, who brought
the e* i.nd production from
tho P leatre, London. The
plot if upoi the- lovr? of two'
eaptair? ? "The Rod Dragoons" for I
the tame ?--imnn, a Princess Venetia.
On? captain marries the lady on the
?ve of the dragoon?/ departure for the
band disappears, and
the aril ? to be a nun. I'pon
tt? return of the tHisband after a long
sbstr.? nlained, and they live
?sppy e er after. The east includes,*
-aside-? ?lr. Howard. Annie Salcer, Al?
fred ? ? d James Berry.
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Ceo . te so
micen? ;; .u his latest production as
Paul Am rong, hecau.se he gives us
tbe name: ol the cast, but that is
?bout all. The play's title is "It Pays
to Ai larce by Roi Cooper
a*tgrue an Walter llac>.c tt, and it will
?pen at ?4<* M. Cohan Theatre
?n Iuesdaj evening. The cast in
hepley, Louis Drew.
Bfcette Bretotie, Vivian Rogers, (?rant
B?Rcher, Will Dcnnng, John W? <,r?P<"?
Roy Fairchild?, Harry Driscole, Robert
Harvey, Sydney Seaward and George
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Philip Bartholomae comes to the
front again. His latest is "Miss Daisy,"
which will be presented at the Shubert
Theatre on Wednesday evening. "Miss
Daisy" sounds interesting, for she is
a society girl Tho seeks adventure and
some knowledge of sociology by taking
a position as a serving maid. Also, she
meets a duke. The play is given with
music by Sylvio Hein, and will be
rather a novelty, a? all of the princi?
pal players take part in most of the
musical numbers. The cast is made up
of Florence Mackie, Joseph Lertora,
Alice Hegeman, Anna Wheaton, Donald
Maedonald, Rae Kowdin, Allen Reams,
Helen Lee. (laiborne Foster, Gladys
Zeil. Ll?ie Hitz, Gwendolyn Jocelyn,
lohn E. Wheeler, John Boyle, Charles'
Murray and Frank Parker.
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A )>iay with the record of a long run
in the West last season will be pre- I
sentcd at the Comedy Theatre by the
Messrs. Shubcrt on Thursday evening.
It is called "The Modern Girl," and is
the work of Marion Fairfax and Ruth ;
C. Mitchell. The story of the play con
earn? the daughter of an old New York ?
family who unwittingly compromises
herself with a young millionaire, from
whom the girl's fnther intended bor- '
roiving money. The play is said to be
full of actio'i an?l to contain ninny ef?
fective scenes. In the casi ai?; Julius
Steger, l.ec Baker, Frederick Burton, I
Edwin Nicander, Edward Lester, Fred?
erick Malcolm, Chnrlcs Allison and '
Violet Heminp, Alice John and Grace
t>, K K
"Innocent" is 'lip latest A. H.
Woods production. It is a play con?
structed in unusual form from the
Hungarian of At pad Posstor by
George Broadhurst, and will be pre?
sented at the Eltinge Theatre on
Wednesday evening. The plot ic
founded upon the adventures o: a
young girl who ha?-: been brought up
by her father without any knowledge
of the world, and is loft to the care of
his only friend, a most worldly type
of male. There is but one woman in
the play, and she will be played by
'Pauline Frederick. The scenes are laid
in Mukden. Manchuria, Budapest and
Nice, and thiough them all moves the
attractive young girl and her strange
companions. The play was originally
nresented at the Pisszinhas ?Wig
Theatre), Budapest, in lfllO. The cast
includes, besides Miss Frederick. John <
Miltern, Julian L'Estrar.ge. George
Probert. Arthur Lewi? and Hardee
??THE BEACTIFCL ADVENTURE," a
new pay at the Lyceum, by the authors ,
of "Love Watches." Review will ap- ?
pear Monday morning.
"THE WARS OF THE WOULD," a
new spectacular production it the nip
podrome. Sie review In another column.
"THE GIRL FROM UTAH," a charm?
ing musical comedy, with Julia Sander?
son, Donald Brian ?nd Joseph Caw
thorn. At the Knickerbocker.
"A PAIR OF SIXES," a highly ?mus?
ing and well acted farce, now enter.ng
upon its final ?reek at the Longacre.
"THE, PA8SING SHOW OF 1914," the
biggest and best of all the summer
shows, presented at the Winter Gardon.
"THE DUMMY." a jolly detectis-*!
comedy that is as much fun for little
folks as it is for ??rown-ups At the
"THK THIRD PARTY." a riotous.
merry farce, with two excellent come
diaiis Taylor Holmes and Walter I
Jones -now playing at the Thirty-ninth I
"UNDER COVER," a rattllnf good)
melodrama, with William Courtenay ,
and a good cast At the Cort.
"OX TRIAL," an extremely interest?
ing and novel play, by Elmer Retten
Stela, precented with an excellent cast
at the Candler.
"THE HIGH COST OP LOVING," a
good vehicle for Lew Fields, rather
German, but very funny. At the Re
"CORDELIA BLOSSOM." a whole
some, interesting Amcricnn nlay made
?>om George Randolph Chester's pop- ,
ular stories; at the Gaietv.
?TWIN BEDS," a bright farce, with
derer characterizations; at the Fulton.
"PEG O' MY HEART," the popular1
play which ran so long last season at
the ''ort; now playing at the Lyric. .
Loi? Meredith is now Peg.
"POTASH AND PERLMUTTER," an?
other big success of hist season; now:
playing at the Grand Opera House.
"TO-DAY," George Broadhurst and
Abraham Schomer's popular play,
which ran a season at the Forty-eighth
Street Theatre; now playing at the
Bronx Opera House.
"The Painted World," Jacques l-'u- .
trelle's drama, and A. ('. Gunter'? fan
tasy, "A Florida Enchantment," will be
shown at the Vitagraph Theatre for
the last two times to-dny. Beginning
Labor Day, the Vitagraph Company will
offer two new feature pictures, "41,'i,"
a detective drama, and Cissy Fitz-Ger-1
old and her famous wink in "The
"The Virginian," with Dnstin Far- (
num in the title role, will be the main !
film attraction at the Strand Theatre -
this week. A new lot of interesting
pictures pertaining to the present
European situation will be shown with
other news pictures in "The Topical
Review." Other picture? are some
iconic and scientific ?tudle? and B new
comedy A masical programme will
be presented, consisting of instrumen
tal : election? by the concert orches?
tra under the direction of Carl Edou?
arde. The vocal .?oloists for the week
arc Marion Reiner, soprano; Caroline
C?esele, contralto: Thornton D. Urqu-<
hart, tenor, am! W. Edward Johnson,'
The music to "Cabirin," the d'An?
r.unzio photo-spectacle at the Globe
Thca're. is proving a great attraction
to the public This music, was espe?
cially written by Manilo Marra. "Cahi- ;
r?a" is now in the fourth month of its ;
presentation and show? no diminution
WIRELESS PHONE IN FILMS.
A real wireless telephone plant is in?
troduced in "The Wireless Voice," a
two reel Reliance-Mutual drama now
being produced by Fred A. Kelsey at
the Mutual studios in Los Angeles.
The complete workings of a wireless ,
telephone outfit are realistically shown
in this production, together with a
gripping love story in which Irene '
Hunt, Frank Bennett and Venter Perry ?
are the principal?. "The Wireless
Voice" will be released hy the Re
llanee as .part of the Mutual pro- j
IN THE BURLESQUE HELD.
The (?ay New Yorkers will be sc?n |
at the Columbia Theatre this week In ?
a two-act satire, called "Madam, Who
AN You?" The book is by Aaron Hoff- :
man. The principal characters are
played by Will Fox and Irving Gear.
Other? in the ca?t are Dolly and
Stella Morriseey, the Raymond Sisters,
Harry Lamont, Julia Kune and Frank
O'Brien. During the burlesque n par
ody on "Within the Law" will be in?
One of the best burlesque organiza?
tions will be at the Murray Hill Theft* '
tre this week. It is called City Sports.
Among the cast aie Harry Koler. Abe
Leavitt, June Mills. Fannie Vedder,
Ruby Bailey, Claude West, Billy InntB
and Kord and Foster. There is a
vaudeville bill between the two acts
of the piece, in which the principal?
will present their specialties.
MADISON SQUARE ROOF.
The Madisoe Square Roof Garden
h?3g ns its fifteenth successful week of
the summer season to-morrow evening.
This week's cabaret feature? Miss i
Peggy l.e Brune and Jose Hess in the
fox tfot, double shuffle and other new ;
dances. Montague Lorraine, 'he tenor, |
direct from the London music halls;
Mis? Elsie Taylor, old Kentucky's
noted coon shooter; Jackie McDermott,
Scutch and Irish comedian; Gene Ryan,
Barney Gold and others.
I ?N VAUDEVILLE
Sylvester Schaeflfer Crowds the Palace
?News and Noies.
Sylvester Schaffer enters upon 1
second week of record-break, ng bu
ness at the Palace Theatre. 1! op?
ing week's business exceeded tl
high water mark reached by Mrr
Bernhardt. This is all the more r
markable in view of the fact th
Schaffer Is playing in summer weathf
Ho picsents ten widely difforng act
in each one of which he might hea?
line exclusively with profit to himse
and the management. The Palace mat
agement has surrounded Schaffer wit
a good bill. Cleo Mayfleld, assistin
Cecil Lean, will entertain with sont;
and travestie?. There are six number
in this offering. Harry Fox and Yanc;
Dolly appear in a new skit. Bell
Blanche will be the featured singl
woman on the bill. The Bell Fami!
of nine sister's and brothers are a
aggregation of talented musician?
Laddie Cliff, international singing an?
dancing juvenile, will present an en
tirely new act. Fabbrini and Marti?
will appear In "Bal Masque." Thosi
favorites, Van and Schenck. will en
tertain with songs and piano play
ing. The Hearat-Selig Weekly wi!
show on the -creen the latest Euro
pean war films and nessr? events ol
nammerstein's Victoria Theatre wi!!
present a double bill. Dividing head?
line honors will be Conroy and Le?
maire, late stars of the Winter Garden,
and the Broadway stars, Jefferson de
Ange'.is and Eva Duvenport, in a rev.
vehicle. The supporting acts ar??
Claire Rochester, the double-voiced
singer; Harry Can-oil, the young song
writer; the Great Golden Troupe, four?
teen whirlwind dancers; "Motoring,"
the satire; George Felix and the Barry
girls, in a new act; Robbie Gordonc,
in reproductions of statues; Reine ? !),
a vocalist; Neluico and Hurley, Freder?
ick and Venita, the \merican Grena?
diers and motion picture".
Three stars lead the features on
the opening bill at the Colonial
Theatre this week. George MgcFar
lana in songs: Fsnny Brie?, the ex
centric comedienne, and Nat M. Will?,
i well known to vaudeville a? "The Rap
' py Tramp." Others are the playlet
? "I* Can't Be Done"; John F. Conron
I and ins "Diving Models"; Sylvia Royal
and her pierr??t; the Langaona; Cats?
' lano am! Denny, and the Dancing Man.
Eild.e Foy 'ind his si-veri 1 ttl? Eoys
are the headlincrs at the Royal thia
week. Another feature ?a Mrs. Gene
Hughe? in a fuco. "Lady Gossip." The
balance of the bill il made up of a
number of the best acts in vaudeville.
Lu? Edwards'? new song revue for
lT'll heads the bill at the Alhambra
t'n! ? week. This is one of the most
pretentious acts in vaudeville and runs
for an hour. Others an? Emmet do
und Ins company in "The Old
Hag"; Albert von niter and I>orn?hy
S'ord; Ed Vinton, Redford and Win
cheater, Chris Edward? and Hang and
Robert L. Dailey will present hi?
ski* "Our Bob" as the feature on the
programme at the New Br.ghton this
?rack. Otherss are Maude K. Lambert
and Ernest Ball in original ballads;
the nine white hussar's called "A Sing
in',' Band"; John Hensha? and Grace
Avery in n new act; Katheryn Oster
man and Jame*. Kyrie MacCurdy in a
playlet "True to Natur??"; Armstrong
and Clark, ?Morris's baboons, the Three
Shelvey Boys, and the Dancing Bugs.
Labor Day is usually the signal for
amusement park promoters, to close
their season, but Palisades Park an?
nounces the operation of the resort for
several weeks after the holiday. Surf
bathing in the natatorium. tangoing in
the ballroom and all the thrilling rides
will furnish amusement for the visitor
to the playgrouml atop the Palisades
until late in September. On Sunday.
September 13, th? Women'? Lifesaving
League ?rill hold the official swimming
; meet of the season, with a series of
swimming and diving contesta, the
winners of which are entitled to the.
! championship of the league.
"THE HIGHWAY OF LIFE"
A New Version of "David Cop?
perfield" by the Lieblers.
The forthcoming production by the
Lieblcr Company of "The Highway of
Life," Louis X. Parker's play based
upon Dickens'.? "David Copperfield," at
Wallack's Theatre, will be the first
performance of the Dickens ploy
since 1850. In fact, practically within
the memory of the present generation
? >f American thrntrcfroers, the Parker
version of "David Copperfield" is the
first in the field. In the great lapse of
time during which the American stage
has been so activo with foreign plays
it is surprising to And that Dickens
ins been so neglcc'ed.
The first production ever shown in
America of the character of Micawber
and his surrounding facts of Dickens
was a version written by Dr. Xorthall,
presented at Burton's Theatre, New
' York, on December 30, 1851. William
Evans Burton's production in New
York was mnde only a few months
Inter than the first production of
"David Copperfield" ever made, which j
was seen at the Strand Theatre, Lon- ?
don. in October, lS.'O. It was at this !
performance that the part of Micawber
was tirst created on any stage by J. H.
Turner, an English actor.
' In 1N?1 the second performance of
"David Copperfield" was made at the
old Lyceum Theatre, Xew York. The '.
version was made by John Brougham,
actor-manager of th-* theatre. In the'
?iiiiie year another production of "David
Copperfield" was presented at the
Bowery Theatre. Oddly enough, both :
had their first presentation in New
York on January t">, 1861.
The tirst American Micawber, which .
Lennox Pawlc will interpret in the I
Parker play at Wallack's Theatre un- I
der the management of the Llobler
Company in the fall, was first played
riea, ;?i d was also played by an
Englishman, William ?vans Burton.
A RED CRUSH BENEFIT.
Mr. and Mrs. Douglas Crane will be
in charge o?' the special entertainment
at the Brawner Atop the Strand, Wed?
nesday evening, September 16. Mrs.
i rane will appear in a solo dance and
Miriam Miner and Uenton Grace of
the Castle House will dance the lulu
fado. Ruth Brown of the "Adele"
company will sing, as will also Su?
sanne Rocamora and Kathryn An?
drews. Rosita Mantilla, and C. Bal
lour Lloyd will have a new dance
creation for that evening and Miss
Dorothy Hunter and Jack McEnness
will take part in the programme. The
reeelpte of the evening are to go to
the general fund of the American Red
for u?e in war-stricken Europe.
JARDIN DE DANSE.
Tie ?lu-cei's of the dancers Maurice
and Florence Walton a' the Jardin de
Danse has made that terpsichorean
resort doubly popular. They are pie
senting for their first week the Mau?
rice hesitation waltz, tango cinq-a
ept, polka Argentine, Maurice's peri
con, Maurice's skiiting waltz and hi?
(-?tie-step eccentriqtie. Beatrice ( Bill'?? ?
Allen and Lewis Sloden arc offering
their original creations of the bayo
bayo, Jardin de l>an?e trot and a polka
tango. Lotta Loughlin, the new so?
prano vocalist, is another favorite.
Lena continues to be the popular
amusement centre for the thousands
of risltors to Coney Island. At the
Ca?tles' Summer House, a special Mardi
(iras programme has been arranged.
On Tuesday evening, September 15, a
costume ball will be given. The pro?
ceeds of the evening will be divided
among ihe members of the Castle
Honse stuff. De Phil and De Phil, witn
their aerial unicycle act, and M I
Certrude Van Deinse, soloist with Lem
lein's band, are (he chief attractions
in the free ? audevillo bill.
BROADWAY ROSE GARDENS.
When the Broadway Rose Gardens
Theatre and Danse de Pierrette open?
September 16, it will present to Xew
York amu-emer.t lovers not only a new
i?lca In public entertainment, but will
also Introduce many BOW faces. \
Clover Morgan will appear as the pre?
mier dancer at'.d will lead a sextet of
Pierrots and Pierrettes. A programme
of motion picture* de luxe, concert
tiorelties and terpsichoroan features
will be the unique offering, with the
added innovation of dining while en?
joying th? bill
Accomplished Performer at
Palace Perfecting New Act?.
Sylvester Schaffer, "the man who
ioes everything," is not satisfied with
presenting ten headline acts in his own
person at the Palace Theatre, but is
perfecting two more in order that he
may appear in a round dozen of spe?
cialties. His new accomplishments are
wire walking and trick cycling. Already
he can do both far better than the
average performer, but this does not
satisfy him He wishes to show abso?
lute novelty in h?s work.
SchaiTer is a tireless worker. He re?
hearses incessantly in his spare mo?
ments. Every morning is given up to
practice, and after a matinee and night
performance he works for an hour or
two before gmng to bed. His work i*
such a strain upon his nerves that k*
carries a physician with him and two
masseurs who are skilled in keeping
him ;:i perfect condition. As ?11 bis
feats re(?.uire absolute control of his
nerves, it will be seen that hi? routine
of life must be carefully thought out.
Sc-haffer's ambition -a easily piqued.
Upon his arrival in this country he saw
a "movie" play in w?ich the hero, a
Texas cowboy. AIM ?nd rolled a
cigarette in his lef' hand while guiding
a mustang with the other. Schaffer im
meiliately set to work to acquire the
art of onc-hanilc?! cigarette making.
and within three days he could sit on
his favorite horse and handle the mak?
ings and the papers with his left hand.
Not ?atiaflcd, he Improved the feat by
lighting the cigarette while holding it
and the match in the left hand and
then tossing the cylin.ler in the air, to
be caught in his mouth.
The New Amsterdam Theatre will
be closed this week while the stage is
being prepared for "The Dragon's
Claw," the new play by Austin Strong,
which will be presented at this theatre
on Monday, September 14, by Messrs.
Klaw ? Erlanger. In association with
Henry Miller. The scenes of "The
Dragon's Claw" are laid in China dur?
ing the Boxer uprising, In which the
American troops and the allies played
such an important part. The produc?
tion, which is under the direction of
Mr. Miller, will bo made upon an elab?
orate scale and will call for the ?er
vieea of over one hundred people. Mr.
Strong has l?verai piara to his credit,
notably "The Toymaker of Nurem?
berg" and "The Little Father of the
Wilderness," in which Mr. Lloyd Oe
bourne collaborated. Among the num?
erous principals in the new play are
Krank Mills, Frederic d.? Belleville.
Paul Everton. Robert Peyton Gibbs,
Gladys Hanaon, Ida Waterman and
Mabel Mortimer. "The Dragon's
(law" will have its out of town pre
.(, ere at the National Theatre, Wash?
ington, to-morrow night.
"TUE ELDER SON."
The complete English company to
appear in "The Elder Son" at William
A. Brady's playhouse on Monday, Sep?
tember 14. consists of Cynthia Brooke,
Mona Hungerford, Blam-he Burns, Irby
Marshal, Nell Compton. Cynthia La?
tham, Norman Trevor, Lumsdea H?r?,.
Eric Maturin, Harry Creen and Ed
ward Walton. The play is in three
acts, with the a<ene laid In Kent, Eng?
DANSE DES FOLLIES.
The Ziegfeld Danso de: Follies, in the
Aerial Gardens atop the New Amster?
dam Theatre, during the last week,
which was the fourteenth since Its
opening, enjoyed a larger share of th?
public patronage than it had thereto- ,
fore known, and is now an established
institution for alt lovers of the mod?
ern dance who care to dance them?
selves, as ro professional dancers are
employed to entertain them.