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AFFAIRS OF THE WEEK IN THE PLAYHOUSES
??The Dragon's Claw"?"The Elder Son"
fie Comes Up Smiling"
News and Notes.
it.? RECTOR TIRXBIT.I..
what should be an interesting sei of cucum
v p?a,. "The Dragon's Claw," which Klaw _ Erlanger and
j-jtary ni at the New Amsterdam to-morrow eveninjr. The scenes
arc laid ?' time of the Boxer uprising, fourteen yeara ago, and
know, the first time this particular war ha? been used by a
liayvris cerna a captain of the United States artillery de?
tailed or. legal on - rvicc. ?i*-* wife suddenly inherits a large fortune, and
another man appear** ?>:i ?hi .cene. The possibilities of such a condition of
afairs should lend themselves capitally to the playwright's craft, and Mr.
Strong hH.*- ? " 'her of r?oi' );iays :o his credit. Henry Miller has the entire
?rod... ?::rectio*i and promises an elaborate scries of stage
ovei one hundred. Some 01" the actors apnearing in
I roles are Charles D. Waldron. Gladys Hanson, Frederic dc
fierman. Paul Everton, Robert Peyton Gibbs, Ida Waterman,
'? 1 Mortimer, Robert Conville and S. J. Warrington.
a? a* *
nit a policy o? reticence regartaing hi? forthcoming
\ Bi&dy. We know this much, howeve": It ?a ?.ailed
fid will cpen the Playhouse on Tuerday evening. "The Elder
of "Les Petites," that ran for some time in Pari1-. It
?u ?*. tienne Nepoly and adapted by Frederick Fenn. who trans?
ferred ' Kent, England. All of the parts will be playe?i by
eludes Cynthia Brooke, Mona Hungorford, Irby
. a Latham, Norman Trevor, Lumsden Hare, Eric
I? a*. t*
ac?late Douglas Fairbanks as a hobo! Ilia-?, ?a what he
new play "He Comes Up Smiling," v.-h ich A. H. Woods will
? r,?- 0:1 Wednesday evening. Of course, he regenerate . and
i the end. We arc even assured that during hi j days "on
iipultusly clean that they call him "the watermelon."
r despite the fate that made him a minister's son. After a
- both ;. fortune and a girl and gives up the road forever.
our hero clad in a neat and nobby dinner jac?:et, If you
don't b' girl is Patricia Collingc, who played with Mr. Fairban!:*
reten'.!; New Henrietta." Others in the cast arc William Morris,
luard Durand, Kobert Cain, Kathryn Browne Decker, Eobert
*?. r p.
." Oliver Morosco's new musical comedy for Pritti
"iiietl to open at the Casino some time n?_;t week. After its
ce out of town it was found to require several-alteration**
?ad cha metropolitan premi?re is given.
and Panse de
Fun- and Old st., will
night. It wil!
prh'ate reception on
friends of the
roduction, "Under the
?ring, all the secrete
??no n Neptune's realm will
sc shi jal realities photo
-raph? the Williamson
? lion in the ocean
edition fitted at Nor
po ibilitiea of the
fillia, larine tnbe, an inven
n one rcr.pect a huge
?..vint iransparent water? off
Ka&sia- ere selected as offer
, yf marine life and
:imum of oh?.tacles.
In ?; m, tang?? ,,iana" wili
i? m pneumatic danc
of a hard maple
fcocin?, .??on .-?evcral thick
-f fell ftllinf, B'vintr the Fame
the floor rested upon
The programme of concert novelties
?odj( ires includes the
'?Howmr orgnniiation . and artists:
i'r.ni. Society Orchestra;
Tr?nk McKe re orchestra; lm
?'ale. .Mart-oil,, ?albua, pinna donna col
natnra: Mis Ann Clover Morgan and
le ballet; Mist
&U11? Mr. Le Roy Roberts,
.. Spaulding Hall, society
fencei lovra dancing trio -
nd Mr. Lambert.
The Broad* a\ ?.os? Gardens Theatre
??d D?nso tlc 1'errette ii the idea of
*?. George 1. Kerr. The idea met
**& tatint favor with the clubwomen
* Nev. York, who have lent it cordial
jtorsenen) formation of the
?*lte Thcatr;- Corporation, lor its cre
^00- The latter has expended $2-5,
** >* the improvement of the property.
'.* Pr??id*nt of the corporation is Dr.
*ti\?n Shalltnberger. George P.
w vice-pre.ident and general min
13H PK0D1?AL HUSBAND;' an in
I teresting vehicle for John Drew, with a
good cast, at the Empire.
"THE STORY OF THE ROSARY,- a
war drama full of thrills, with Alfred
Paumier and Walter Howard. At the
Manhattan Opera House.
i "INNOCENT." a second edition of
| "The Yampire," well acted and prosent
; ed in a novel manner at the Eltinge
"IT PAYS TO ADVERTISE,-1 a jolly
lavcc of advertising, love and soap, well
played at George M. Cohan's Theatre.
"THE BEAUTIFUL ADVENTURE," a
charming comedy, with Ann Murdock,
Mr.-. Whifl'en, Charles Cherry and Er
1 nest Lawford, at the Lyceum.
"THE WARS OF THE WORLD." ?
gigantic, spectacular production, well
?presented at the Hippodrome.
"THE GIRL FROM UTAH,-' a eharm
ing musical comedy, with Julia Sander
| son. Donatd Brian and Joseph Caw
thorn. At the Knickerbocker.
"THE PASSING SHOW OF 1911." fine
biggest and best of ail the sommer
shows presented at the Winter tiarden.
"THE DUMMY," a jolly detectire
comedy ?hat is as much fun for little
i folks as it is for grown-up?. At the
"THE THIRD PARTV." it riotoaa,
'meny farce, with iwo excellent come?
dians Taylor Holme? and Walter
Jones?now playing at the Thirty-ninth
Street Theatre. _
"UNDER COVER," a rattling good
I melodrama. *vith William Courenay
and a good ca**. At the tort.
"ON TRIAL," an extremely interest
,' ing and novel play, by Elmer Reizen
I stein, presented with an excellent cast
. at the Candler. _
"THE HIGH COST OF LOVING," a
good vehicle for Lew Fields, rather
I German, but very funny. At the Re
I public. _
"PEG 0' MY HEART," the popular ,
piny which ran so long lest season st j
the i on. Now playing at the Bronn
Ojieii House. Elsa Rya.i is now i'cg.
"TWIN BEDS, ' a bright farce, with
cle?. er characterizations. At the Fulton
THE YELLOW TICKET." with Jo?e
pliine Victor, will play a week at the
Grand Opera House before starting on
"WITHIN THE LAW." Bayard Veil?
ler'? successful play, will be the at?
traction for the ?veek at the Standard
"PEG V MV HEART." with another
new i'eg, is playing a limited engage?
ment at the Lyric. The new star is
"MISS DAISY." a pleasing and at?
tractive musical comedy, rather un?
usual in its form, at the Shubert.
"THE-MODERN GIRL," a new com
edy drama, at the Comedy. Sec review
The \ itagrsph Theatre, New York'
City, ha.? provided an interesting pro
gramme, which includes the two Broad
way star features. "411," a three-par1
??elective drama, ?ml "The Win? k itoim
Widow," a comedy in four parts, thai
introduce! Cissy Kit;;-geralil. hei
famous wini; and s -'ai CMt, The daily
?eleases are still a feature of the Vita
graph Theatre piogramme. while Or?
ganist Frank R. White offers a inu
granime of popular and classic selec?
Over two hundred presentations of
the d'Annunzio spectacle, "Cabiria."
have now been given on Broadway, and
the picture's popularity is increasing
steady at the Globe Theatre. By ar?
rangement with the management
"Cabiria'' is to help the funds of the
American Red Cross.
Jack London'? ?'Burning JDajligbi" is
; the offering at the Strand this Meek. It
il full of action and excitement. This
week'.* Topical Review contains the
second instalment o*- battl.- .-scenes
taken on tlie European battlefields.
Some new and extremely interesting
"Scientla" and tj-avel pictures and a
selected comedy n.ake un the pictuie
programme. Tue txcciient ?oiiteit or?
chestra has been enlarged, u number
j of soloists having been added. The
' vocal soloist* for the week are Marion
Reiner, soprano: Caroline Casaels,
I contralto; Thornton D. Urquhart,
tenor, and W. Edward Johnson, bary?
tone. M?sica! director, Carl Edouarde.
Henrietta Crosrr.an made her first
1 appearance in motion pictures in "The
Unwelcome Mrs. Hatch," produced by
I the Famous Players Film Company, of
| which Adolph Zukor is president. The
liIm production, in four reel?, was re
leased to ?he picture theatre?, through?
out the country last week.
FOY AT IT AGAIN.
Unsubdued by the slings and arrwwi
of outrageous criticism which ?na?le a
mess of his Hamlet, Kddie i'oy is still
determined to squeeze Shakespeare in'o
l;ia repertory. He is going to include
the Melancholy Jaques "Seven Ages o?
Mi.ii" from "As You Like It" It h I
randerille act at the Colonial with one
of tue little Foys for eve?ry age.
Whet her or not Koy waa contemplating
.?-hakespcarean *:.peririi?-iits when he
arranged to ha\e a family <jf exactly
-even children esnnot be .?.??teii. out it
lemain.? a itriet and acenrate i'act ?lut
?very one o' the litt'e Koy.- haj a sepa?
rate anal diatinct ase all except Made?
line, who ha- three ftgea. Whet. ?sl:e.|
about this natter recently Madeline
remail'.eil thai hei ..tage age ?.va i
twelve, her right age ten ?-:.d her i h:. 1
Ktnl a,?e seven. At any rate, Eddie Foy
i? about to do the ?Seven ?Ages t, i:h
the Seren Foys, and at present Wilting
he is pontive that his kinship v.iti.
Edwin Booth, after whom he haj so
consistently and conscientiously tried
to model his stage effort?, will at '*?t
Klaw Si Erlanger have made arrange?
ments to peoduce at an early date
"Love Insurance," from the book of
the aame name by Earl Derr Biggers.
The dramatic version has been made
by A. E. Thomas, who has written sev?
eral plays, notably "The Rainbow." in
which Henry Miller appeared. Since
the succesa of "Seven Keys to Bald
pate" there has been much interest in
I the next work of Mr. Biggers to reach
1 th* ??Mis, -
Sylvester Schaffer?Conroy and Le
maire?Good Bills Promised
at Other Theatres.
Sylvester Schaffet- reu.am" the <.?i
I'ne:- at the I'alace. The fact that th
Palace with iti great capacity turn
av.a* lie. ?ile a; every performauc?
fourteen times a .?.eel: evidence tha
as a bo:; ofHce attraction SchalTer sur
Bernhardt, After seeing hi
crowded hour of marvellous person*
.-leu:?????'i'ifi. i-, Iiorseasaa. rau
siciaii, artist, stroug man, prestidla!
tator, acrobat, animal trainer, mark?
rai and comedian at the Palace, on?
underetnds, hi* European popularity
N'at If. Will will He this week's Amer
?can headliner. He hai' ? new mono
logue. The featured musical act wil
be that of Cecil Lean and Cloe May
..el?1. Lean has ?tarred in twelve mu
s lea I comedies, and ha? himself writte
i ar.d corapOsed loin* muc'cal play*. Wit
M ?si? Meyfteld be present? eight aanai
ial r.unbers. Sam and Kitty Mortoi
; v ho maintain the traditions of oidtim
' variety, ".ill i,re-?ei.t *'Bac!< to Wher
They Started," which shows th* earl
ideal ? f long and ?lance and comed;
l?o a Welch ?nil George Crouch vi
he ?"- ?reek's ?lancer.-. Another dan?
inir act is the Solti Duo. from Europi
who will make their American debut a
I tin Palace. Tl ?? famous marionette
of H?rr Schichtl <?ii! he ?-own for th
he Palace next reek.
Cotosaal vaudeville n announced a
Hammcrstein's Victoria Theatre r?>
the weeii beginning September 14 Thi
programme Includes Conroy and Le
maire, in a new not: Pauline Hull, i;; ;
^ingiii'' act; Kathryn Ostenaan. aaaist
ed by James Kyrle HacCurdy and ?Mu
bel Wright, In a ne? act, "True t?
Nature"; Claire Rochester, in bei Una
week: Havemen, animal trainer; '?a!
; lagher and Carlin. In "The Battles o?
; Hay Rum"; McDevitt, Kelly an?! Lueey
: in "The Piano Mo era a;id the Actress ;
Minis Richards, the Paint;.- ?Snglisl
Trio. ii. tonga and dances, and Freddi?
Welsh, the lightweight champion.
The Alhambra elTera ? ??oo.i b:ll ?o?
i the week beginning with Harry ?*'?>
and Van sei Dolly i?? the po.,itirm ?
lionui. other; are -i?'* Nine W ii
Eiussars, a .^inginj: band; Sophye B-i
it'd. Harry rJowaford and bis compini
in "Twenty Odd Years"; Mrs. G -
Hughes and her company In "Lady ('?<?
lip"; Lou Auger; Tracy. Stone . m
Spink; Artois and Knie-*'., aerob it!
mu! ?y her novelties.
The two it a is on the bill at ih'
?oyal Theatre are Harr) limp?', am
Rooney and Bent. Others ;-.re Doll?.
Connolly, ia new longs; "The ?Vlons
Lisa," presented b) May Tally; Ed<
wards Davis, with Uii ? ?Jule Power, in
a ? omedy satire; lla'.vthot i.e .nul
Ingli.---. lioeder's Invention, 'he Flying
Mai fin?1 and Burn? and Lynn.
Two ?tars divide headline honors at
the Colonial Theatic this week. They
aie Eddie Foy and the Seven Little
Poya and Grace La Eue. The f-Hv
family lias practically a new act ?ind
Grace La Rue brings a supply of the
latest aonga. Other-, aie Alice Ria ami
Bert French, in "The Dance of the
Temptress"; Dainty Marie. Furle
Reynolds and Nellie Denegan, Allen
Diuehhii, Kdwin George, Genevi?ve
Warner an?! the Magleys, whirlwind
AT LUXA, v
l-1 um ?i! indications, ?he pro?
gramme offeied by the management of
i Luna for Mardi Gras week will be one
oi' ununu?l interi-s-t. Trie programme
: Monday afternoon will incluue toe
tinging ?i the national ?irs by the
children of the public schools at Conev
Island, as I "II as the Sunday school
children of this district, together with
a ?atr raising feature. The committee
ha* invited Mayor Mitchel and his
eahfaet, as well as all the city oficiala
and the Con-jressmen of the district
t?) be present. At the Castle SW?iaei
Houa- on Tuesday eveaiag rt fancy
costutno ball will be given. Wednesdav
evening a benefit dance will be held.
At tue last meeting of the Mardi (Iras
committee Mis*? Helen Fitzpatrick, one
, of Luna's cashiers, and Amos Berit,
i zan. also of Luna, ?rere ?elected to
: carry out the title roles of Miss Co
| lumbiu ?ad Uncle Sam. After the
I parade each evening the couple will
hold a teception in the Luna Park
JARDIN DE DANSE.
Maurice and Florence Walton ex
. hibit lia original dances each night at
?the Jardin de Danae, s? follows: Mau
rice's Hesitation Walt-, Tango Ciuq-a
Sept, Polka Argentine. Peric?n. One
Step Eccentrique and Maurice's a-on
derful Skating Waltz. Beatrice Allen
end Lewia Sloden have added new
dances to their repertoire. Leon Vo.i
Dell and Edna Fenton have rejoined
the exhibition dancers after a brief va?
cation. Anna Laughlir. sings popular
DANSE UES FOLLIES.
Ziegfeld Danse des Follies, in the
Aerial Garden* atop the New Amster?
dam Theatre, attracted many dancing
parties during the la?t week. The pa
irons aeem to have an amazing endur?
ance, for aa soon as one hand stops
playing the other starts up. and no?
body .seems to rest. The sixteenth
week begins on Monday.
| AMONG THE Bl RI.ESOUERS.
At the Columbia Theatre this week
will be the 1914 edition mi the "Star
and Gaiter" show, headed by Jack Co.i
way and .Miss "BUIm" Hill. The pro?
duction ia in two acts. N'ev costumes
have been lupplied, the muaic Is the
la'est work of B?oa?i?.vay's song writ?
er--. In the ca ? are Jessie DcVVolfe,
Mabie Kein. Cerise Cecil, Margie King.
Edith Howard, Be sie Hawthorne. Lulu
Welch, Phoebe Moni--, Moiti? and Nat -
aii?- SfcAlperine, Grace Munroe, Evelyn.
!?a?'i-. Catharine Howard, May Reed.
Lionel Munroe and a large choru-?.
Afternoon and evening Sunday concerts
have been resumed ?I the Columbia.
The Broadway Giria will be seen at
the Murray Hill Theatre ?ins week, pre?
! senting a two-act burlesque. "A Day
? ??id a \isht." The second act will be
preceded by an olio of vaudeville act?
In the eempony are Maze! Crosby, Joe
Morria, A! K. Hull nn?l Savo. known M
the "Jumping Juggler." Sunday con?
tinuous concern ".ill begin at this
BENEI1T AT BRAWNER.
The benetit for 'he American Peal
? Cross Fund to be given at the B?wn*C
Atop the Strand on Wednesday night
| promises te add a goodly amou?
the receipts of that organizado.i.
Owing to the necessity of being i.?i
Chicago on that date, the Crane
i be nnaiile to appear ai this benefit, bu'
\t their place will be several teams of
dancers now appearing in Sew York.
The programme will also ccntain .*<?.?
eral surprises fron Broadway -hows.
Kosittf-jMaiitilla and C. Balfour Lloyd
will nut on the Ta-Ta?> and Do.?n't?.
Huntirr ??nal Jack MeEnneaa will dai.ee
La Furlana, tlie danre which was nai?.
t< have been sanctioned by the Pop?.
i h?* music played by Fred Quintrell
and hie orchestra for this dance met
composed by Anherl in l7_?.
Th?s dansants will be resumed ?o
ntorrov b.? given every day
nom -I :o it: .M) p. in. under the direction
o- Nora White, who was formerly at
Rector's and the Paiai" de Dansa.
MW YORK 'HEATRE.
A siupiise. the e\act nature of which
will be annoui.ced on .Monday, will ba?
the feature ef the week's entertain?
ment at the New York Theatre, in ad?
dition to a Him productM.n of "The
Man o( the Hour," with Robert Wa?
??. ick i and a four-reel pre?
sentation of "A Venetian NighljP pro?
duced by Mux Reinhart with Maria
Carrai, the girl who portrayed the role
? of the nun in "The Miracle," as th??
star. The vaudeville feature to top the
bil1 will occupy lorty minutes ot un?
"THE PINK NIGHTGOWN."
Kitty Gordon will open her new
comedy "The Pink Nightgown," by Kin
y Pieli the Majestic. Chicago.
Monday. The lead will be played by
Harrison Hunter, who produces the
1 piece. This is the first time Miss Gor?
don has ever appeared on the stage
without doing any singing.
Peail Griffith, the attractive young
ingenue, who has been playing for the
n in..-? for the past season, is to ?tar in
a new vaudeville sketch which is to be
presented by Gardner and Rhodes. It
is called "Little Mis.? Scandal," and
Miss Griffith will play the role of a re
' porter. Associated with Miss Griffith is
B1LLIE BURKE IN "JERRY."
Charles Frohman will present Miss
' Billie Burke in "Jerry," commencing
, her new season at the Long Branch
1 Thestie, 1/ong Branch, on Fridaj