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LAST night's performances at the
New National Theater concluded
the Ballet Russe's portion
of the entertainment. It
?a? ? varied and brilliant con
trhurion to a season which has had
great interest. From a thriftily businesslike
point of view, the importation
of the Piaghileff organization has
no standing whatever. A liberal figure
on the wrong side of the ledger
was expected when negotiations were
under way for its presentation in this
?ountry. It was a privately subsidized
undertaking, and even the unusually
la ce s-ale of prices offered no prospe.-i
of security against loss.
Strange, indeed, have been the experiences
of those who have been in
charge of the assemblage of artists
whose one object in life is to promote
the especial phases of beauty to which
they have given study. \ managers
lor. like that of the Gilbert and Sullivan
policeman, is proverbially unhappy. In
this case it was rendered more than
usually difficult because of the absence
among the choreographic cohorts of
the English language, which Abou Ben
tftern. chief pilot of the caravan, uses
almost exclusively. When a Russian
o'- an oriental interpreter gets through
with a simple statement of fact the
mental impression is likely to be complex.
The faith of the members of the
Ballet Russe in the sublimity of what
they are doing is intense. Results in
terms of beauty is their one ideal, and
no practical consideration which might
hinder such a result is regarded with
patience. An entr'act of three-quar- jt
t~rs of an hour means no more than n
one of ten minutes. When the stage
is ready the spectacle will proceed. A p
new suggestion will be followed out. o
regardlcsa of the cost in time and v
money. c'
The attendance of President Wilson ?
on Thursday night came very near /
being the cause of a long delay in lifting
the curtain on the performance. d
!>esiring to show the courtesy to the ^
head of this nation which would be ex- e
tended on a similar occasion in Europe, ti
I?iaghileff. when lie learned in the a
afternoon of the President's intention, b
made immediate preparations to build e
a canopied box in the center of the e
theater. The fact that seats had been e
bought for a considerable part of the "
space he meant to employ for this pur- o
pose did not strike him as one of any <*;
importance. Neither did the time that ^
would be needed. It required much tl
persuasion to convince him that he ?
would not be regarded as lacking in j'r
courtesy if he failed to make some
auch preparation. j*
P
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Perhaps it is as well that the general J.
knowledge of EngllFh among the mem- s
hers of the Ballet Russe is not inti- ?
mate. The American sense of humor g
often refuses to be restrained by a
**nse of artistic appreciation, however jj
sincere. Some of the offhand flip- i p
pancics which punctuated the uni- | h
versa 1 expressions of admiration would J
ba\e jarred tense artistic nerves had j p
thev heen overheard. Une Goth in j -v
a
the audience was heard to comment, I ^
As the sable Nubian came on in g
**' leopatre." "I'll be his man won t
be a? funny ;.s Al Jolson or Bert Wil- In
iiarn^ And when the nymphs were I ^
flouting the faun in "L'Apres Midi" ? j ,
Vandal mad*' the audible observation, ; ii
"W ouldn t fharley c'haplin put some \ j,
I" p into that acrne: Y*t these slang- js
ful exuberances did not indicate an> | 3
thing more than a startled conscious- tj
iiesa and a rugged play of fancy. Hut t "<
how they would have been misunder- J?,
tovd: J c;
* * i
The Winter Garden again cont rtbwted 1 fi
a runwa> with an avalanche of cos- ja
tum*.? and their wearers. And there]
*>e rrme girls and more costumes, and a
more comedians and dancers and sing- R
ers. to be seen and heard in the near a
future. a
a
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Washing!? ir to have another of the ^
tif.-t productions which lend so much r,
interest to the theatrical season in this ,,
ttt\ The success that attended the
<3 arnat ation of "The Trail of the f.
lonesome fine" lends especial imporran?e
to the stage vcriion of John ^
>v j Little Shepherd of Kingdom ^
ionie which Eugene Walter has pre- ?i
pared PHILANDER JV'HNSoN. >
? P
tudlcnrf ihf Real Critic. "I ran tell ^
whetne-- u play is a success or a fail- a
pre without seeing it?just by observ- "
ing the attitude of an audience as it
leav fs the theater." declared a veteran a
New York producer tr.e other night as ^
hwatched the happy-faced crowds a
? irgtng out of the Kroad in f'hiladel- b
pr.ia a; tiie close of a "Pollvariria ' per- ^
format!< i,
The aspect of this audience." said
lie "tells the whole story of a satisfied
p'iblic. ft takes something rrore than J
an evening of flippant foolery to create .j.
the smile that won't come off by the
tone f<.iks have reached tl e foyer. 1'
These people ha\e heard a message ??f rr
comfort that has left gladness in their ft(
h? a r*s. and they are taking it home
with them "
Persons who ha\e wasted time and n
money upon un w orth;, or- indifferent ^
. X-la.. > are ^ulck to reveal annoyance
l outward rnood if not in words.
Those who have been simply bored are tl
irritable arid morose And there is the ja
numerous audience that struggles out.
i-stlesa and inert, murmuring bromidic e'
conimonpla* cs or grow ling at. the tl
weather, with no comment upon play si
?? players These people have simply h
"sa? t jj5 "Ugh ? show and not found it o
worth while q
\ ? on.edy that send* * - audiences a
o i' brigh' buoyant. smiling. with a
running fire of joyous commendation, si
is go.j.g to ge: : he mov; valuable form a
"f advert ir r,g that exists- the word of a
Iflf.uth U<i V ei I I KOIIl* f> t IK Ltllilll9tO < !
end personal. Most folks who find hap- ?"i
in an\thing want others to share
i*. That is the spirit which spreads a ^
pla;." message that is g'aosnme. whole- o
some and hopeful I' takes a long a
time to exhaust the patronage of the
\ast public eager f<?r entertainment
that (troves to be really worth while."
Kugrue Waller.? Flugene Walter's j
new drama "The Kittle Shepherd of I ( }
Kingdom t'oine.' will be seen fop the a,
fi st time on any stage at the Relasco J(
Tlieate?. on April 3 Mr. Waller is rJ
not onl> a playwright, but a man of ^
saried experiences. At various times ft
he has acted as business manager of at
theatrical and amusement enterprises it
tang"!^: from minstrel* 4*u? aifcuses, to ri
I
^U/L
w:^^? i
yinphony orchestras and jsrrand opera
ompanies. When the Spanish-Anier- II
an war broke out he served as a IV
lember of the- 1st Volunteer f'avalrv. Ri
nuiti it. K"i, 11 1P0T -The Wolf." IPOS: F
The Easiest Way.'' ".lust a Wife,"
?1": "Fine Feathers." 1911: "The Trail
f the Lonesome Pine," 1911; "Just a
I'oman," 1915. stand to his credit as a
ontributor to theatrical entertainment.
Career Stories.?Exchanging stories
f their careers is one of the popular
idoor sports of the pretty girls playng
at the Belasco Theater this week.
Wilda Bennett, who sings the prima
onna role, perhaps had the most difcult
time of it. First it was her parnts
who objected to her stage aspiraions.
Then it was the theatrical mangers
who objected. However. Miss! :/
lennett refused to be discouraged, } 1
ven after Henry W. Savage would not j
ngage her. She remained hopeful j
ven when Lee Shuberf offered her the'
ndigniflod role of a soubrette, which |
he refused. She also turned down aril
ffer to be a show girl. She finally beame
Conscience in the original prouction
of "Everywoman." She "points
ith pride" to the fact that she was
he only American out of the entire
riginal cast that was selected for its
roduction at the Drury Lane Theater
i London.
Vivian Wessell did not permit her
igh ideals to block her first step
awards success. She gladly took a
lace in the chorus, starting out in
ranz Lehar's operetta. "The Alan With
hrec Wives." Then she joined Chris-j
ie Mac!?onald in "Sweethearts." But i
he remained it. the decorative line for
nl> three weeks. Hep voice was rec- I
gnized, also her ability, and she was j
iven a small part. Later she was in
ne of Mr. Savage's companies playing
he title role in "Little Boy Blue" on
he road, afterward In "Along Came
tuth," which immediately preceded
er present appearance in "The Only |
rfrl."
Leona Stephens started iri her chosen '
rofesslori when she was but thirteen!
ears old with a big voice and a bigger
mbition. Soon those two assets told,
nd It was not long before she was !
iven several understudy parts. Her j
ex' appearance was in "The Babes of
oyland" and later in "The Wizard of'
7.. in wni'-n siip piaveu s m a ii r??i~
Vhen "It Happened in Nordland" wa? j
roduced she had quite a prominent
ole After rlii? she developed a yearn- i
ig for dramatic experience, and she j
r>ined Louis Mann's company, playing
he leading role in "Julie Bonbon."
he went to Kurope with this company
rid while she was in London studied
oiee culture Returning to her nave
land, she joined Kddie Koy in
Over the River.' Miss Stephens also
as had many excellent vaudeville
ngagernerits over the '"big times'
i rcuit
Joan Sawyer.? Joan Sawyer was the
rst dancer to have her own after-theter
dancing place in New York.
She had danced at the r'afe de Paris,
t Reisen weber's and the New York
oof when Messrs. Shubert made her
n offer to open their new after-theter
dancing place, ^he Kolies Maligny,
top the Korty-fourth Street Theater.
One evening Miss Sawyer and a
riend met Lee Shubert at what was
ailed the Persian room of the Palais!
e Danae. adjoining the Winter Harden
heater. At that time the Spanish dariers.
Louis and Delirio, admirable darters
of their class, were drawing small
ut select audiences. When Mr. Shuert
joined .Miss Sawyer and her friend
iic- iriTiia saiu, Air. nnuoeri, wny aon i
r?u let Miss Sawyer take over this
lace a.- her own''"
"I should be delighted." replied Mr.
hubert, "if we can make satisfactory
rrangements.*' Sat isfactory arrangetents
were made and Miss Sawyer took
ver the place.
She renamed it the Persian tJarden,
nd the electric lights outside the door
ore the inscription, "Miss .Joan Sawer's
Persian Garden." The place was
success from the opening night. The
est people from New York and the
est people who visited New York paronizcd
it. It was more like a drawlg
room than a public dancing place.
Wrote For a Wide Audience.? Miss '
can Webster, niece of the late Mark twee
wain, recently submitted to her pub- qtr>ri
. . , . , culat
sher.s a series of letterR with post- liahe
ta r|?s that included practically every avert
irner of the universe. The letters had
een inspired by her fascinating fo-lthe*^
1anee. "i'addy Long Legs," which she prest
as since dramatized. book
< me pathetic letter reached the auior
from the federal prison at At- aroul
mta. Ga.. where a prisoner, who sign- symj
tl only his number, thanked her for H
all s
ie pleasure it had brought into his - k'rj
ad life. A sentimental cowboy, who ?
ad read the book wTiile "riding range" ,
n thf plains of Wyoming, wrote to inuire
if Judy Abbott was a real person
nd asked for her photograph. . . '
Paris and New Zealand, far-off Au- 's
tralia. England. China. the Philippines '' a* ?
nd several South American countries }!?".
Iso furnished correspondents, who ,v
intributed compliments and critiisms.
correct ions and suggestions. p"*!
.Miss Webster never realized how ''-'V.
orld-wide her audience until this V*.!
\erwhelming correspondence began to
rrive. ?fK, *
Helei
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NATIONAL J"Poilvanna."
the comedv of good this '
an a
leer, comes t?? the New National The- n j.
ler for a week's engagement, begin- sprea
ing tomorrow night, and to inauguite
a glad period that should make egj r
ie whole community happy and hope- rted
il. It has been received upon the symr
age with the same enthusiasm that pose,
s basis, the famous "glad-book'' sto- mem
es, by Eleanor H. l'orter, aroused be- the t
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SADINITWAP.P. COSMOS. ^QLKTEin^ltkjriiS G/S/XTV
n book rovers. The "Pollvar.ua" V% IXl/WPlJfV
es have reached half h million oir- flT ilfJ I f| V
ion all over the world. The pub- w*
rs estimate that every book sold Joan Sawyer, who is said to be the
ttfes ten readers That means the , , . ? , .
ale,It of five million copies. I,ei,t l?allroom darner in America, will
therine t'hisholm t'ushiriK made be the principal attraction this week j
ramatlzatlon. She is credited with I at the M. K. Keith Theater, in a t>il] 1
rving the rainbow spirit of the . , , ,.. ..
s and deftly blending humor. sen- "umbering eleven features. .Miss Sawit
and romance. , ver was first seen here last season. She
r?llyanna" is a delightful girl who is the embodiment of the poetry of
*es the tenderest affection and motion, her dancing being full of grace,
tathv. By example and precept. ?,-*?
preads joy and hopefulness among spontaneity, charm and distinction,
orts of very human people. She Her methods differ from others in that
lown as the Glad Girl, because she ajie never descends into acrobatics or
ves that the most unfortunate can ,
something to be glad about if they gymnast,cs. It Is ballroom dancing of
for it. the most refined and artistic type. She cl>
jw A Krlanger and Oeorgo Tyler. wm \)r assisted by Slgnor Rudolph and M"
fic producers of successful book ,, , , , .. , Hil
1, are bringing the original com- Wl" be "ocompanied by .Miss Sawyer s
- in fact, the only one. There has own "Persian Garden Orchestra." K;<
no hasty multiplication of casts. Among the numbers given will bo "The u 1
ith many plays that score excep- .. ,, . . ... . ..
1 hits. There are distinguished New box Trot. rhe Aeroplane \\ altx.
?rs?several stars in their own "The Zurmaza" and tlie ".Sawyer One-;
. including Patricia Collinge. Her- step," three of these being now. WllKelcey,
Kffie Shannon, Arthur For- ,. .
Jessie Husley. Maude Granger, "am ( axton and company will appear ,,
n Wea t hers by, Maude Hosford. in "A Regular Business Man," a farcical
i Baker. Harry Barfoot and Mas- comedy dealing with a wager, wealth
Hobert Tobln. It is a skillfully and a woman worth while; Beatrice
nbled cast. Morrelle's "sextet of beauties," in a "T
iphasis is laid upon the fact that grand opera setting called "A Study in aCr
la. u onmoHw *r\r aiarvhnrlv It has ItfiVal KlllP." HNrl T ,H ft ft i Cliff tllf? I '
ppeal that has proved universal. clever Londoner, with cockney sonns , >0
* full of Joyous surprises. ft. and eccentric dancing. others will he P??
ids broadcast the spirit of courage. Tony Hunting: and Corinne Francis in tio
spires the desire for mutual help- their 1916 crop of "Love Blossoms";
:ss and conveys one of the tender- Palfrey, Hall and Brown, in a merry
nessages that the stage has car- melange entitled "The Follies of Vaude- lar
to humanity. Jt is radiant with vllle"; Ameta. the sensational Parfsion cot
lathy, comfort and splendid pur- Are and mirror dancer; Deiro. the piano- Sa'
Its influence remains a fragrant accordionist; the Morin sisters the cot
r>rv long after trivial offerings of Pathe news pictorial and the pipe or- tio
heater have been forgotten. gan recitals. Jre<
BE1&SCO ft.SRb.
pUt the
'The Only Girl," which has proved vaudevil
be a popular success this season,
11 be presented this week, with mati- exh
es Wednesday and Saturday, in a re- that aci
rn engagement, at the Belasco The- reV^
-r- dances
Imong the distinguished marks of Kay mo
is delightful musical comedy is the
freshing originality of its score. *x\-1 oplio
licit is filled with rich melodies of the his unui
ie Victor Herbert lilt and swing, to- CH1 Pen"
ther with a book containing an in- ^'^ose e
resting plot, by Henry Blossom. to the p
I he story concerns a librettist who i ne
eds a collaborator. He is pleased head th
th the song played oti the floor above photo-p
m and sends for the unknown niusi- beginnii
in, who is a talented and pretty girl. Hods of
io librettist, however, has a small ''arson
inion of women, but finally agrees to Ruhler
llaborate with her. He lias three epic of
ends, who are supposed to be as inherent
to women as he is. They visit
ni presently, each one in love, then
ch one married. The fun of the storybrought
about by their experiences.
For this return presentation Joe Somet
eher will bring the entire New York
st. whh-h includes Wilda Bennett, IK P'nrn
v ian Wessell. Louise KeMey. <Mkh Barney
iller. Leona Stephens, Thurston Hall. ?",?mpan
hn Findlay. Krnest Torre nee. Jed
outy. Richard Bartlett and all the ?r
etty show girls. show is
. jM p0jnt
POLIS
111 USIi'H 1
The Beauty Shop" will he eiven. hurleaqv
th all the I'oli Players in the cast, at curn
morrow night, assisted by a specialselected
"ensemble. ' Rehearsals ^Tp/l's
ve demonstrated that the roli lend- supreme
g man has talents as a droll come- follow
cession
*n that fit him fo- the quips and f.ost,jmf
rics of a musical show. The charac- mirth a
r which introduces the beauty- theme <f The f
lo the Corsican farce on which the |OI's rf.|
?ce was founded is that of 1 ?r. Ar- David I
tns Budd, a beauty specialist. The j?ocv
iginal play was entitled "A Thump- ainldis
K Legacy." and its fun has been ex- jn?, om]
rtly described as "thumping com- |?,,i
>' " mount *
flic cast will be A. H Van Ruren. as ^js 0wt
lie beauty doctor"; Marguerite Starr, arrange
Lola; Cecil Kohlhaas. as Anna. Dr. each of
idd's ward; Ben Taggart. as Daniel wishes
ehster Briggs, and Florence Bitten- way fot
use. as Vivian; Blanche Friderioj. as metit p
italic; Fugene Desmond. Howard Day."
ng, f'ecil Bowser, J. Hammond Murphy
tiley, Imogene Fail-child, Helen Coode.
Betty Farrington, R. Richard Rund,
Virginia VVynkoop, Marguerite
len, BeJle Flower, Marguerite La At 3 a
erre. Virginia Moncure. lionise Dare- the bil
e, Dorothy Vance, Marie Doris, 10v- (;^orKe
expecte*
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J luminat
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heart o:
n Scott, Gertie Rose. Blanche Ster- other s
g. George Busby. Jack Hllis, James type, in
His. Tom Gregory, Albert Cook. Al- Kram i
I North, Victor- Snyder and Kdwin "Spring
niff. Musical Director Henry Smith neath tl
II direct the orchestra. ers* "Rf
sit ion h
poser, e
COSMOS
l light and joyous spr ing offering. The Gi
rry Sauber, Sadine Ward, Jules at the s
an/1 oauncio f n niprrvrna k Ars in today V
he Fortune Hunters,'' which is de- barter
ibed as a superb aggregation of
uth, mirth and melodious accom- garet I
shment, will be the headline attrae- TalInian
n at the Cosmos Theater this week. >on 3
e little company with its happy hi- Musi
ity includes singers, dancers and > ^
nedians much above the usual, Harry ' at! '
uber having been prominent as a
Tiedian in Broadway musical attrac- renowne
ns and his associates also having ed man;
:ords as entertainers of high rank, will pla
orate scenic investiture and a Grove Park, Philadelphia, this year,
rray of costumes are said to will direct a band of 300 members of
show In a rank above the usual the Musicians" Protective t'nion in their
le musical comedietta. Another second annual band concert at Conven"ing
out of the ordinary will be tton Hall, this evening:. These concerts
famous talking: birds in amus- are given for the purpose of raising a
ibitions of precocity and birds fund with which to provide a home for
tually do talk. Freddy Miller Washington musicians. A pleasing proCallahan
Boys will bring a gram has been arranged Mrs A Julian
vaudeville number of songs, Brylawski. who was so well received
and novel comedy features; last year, will again sing,
and Hoyt. an Italian character
with laughable tangled dialect, Hcddd Gr&blcr.
tz Maurice, a noted English
nist. a repertoire which shows Much interest is being taken in the
sual virtuosity, while the must- special matinee of "Hedda Gabler."
i of the program will be fur- %vhjcbe KlVen tomorrow after>v
Eeonardi. a talented violinist.
elections range from the classic noon at 1 oli s Theater,
opular taste. This matinee is one of a series which
=>lig Tribune pews pictures will nil, r,e piven in the cf the Blue
o added attractions and the biE Cross>uml vvhich has h?en ?s,ah,!She.l
reduction shown thrice datb. \ ,.ast of
"W'a"-'":-..; L- Halted selected New York players has been
Hate in i e * "R'irharri engaged for the tour. The personnel
woodman featuring Richard of*hft companv includeB Edan Archer
and Roaetla Brlce. It 13 an (.rawford Hedda, Kdwin Caldwell as
labor. ^ George Tessnian. Charlotte J.anibert as
Misjs Juliana Tessman, Agnes Mapes as
_ __ _ Mrs. Elvsted. Richard Temple as Judge
Brock. Raymond Bond as Ejlert LooW
borg, and Mary .Jefferson as Bertha, the
hing entirely new in burlesque servant to the Tesamans.
i,,d at the Gttyc.y .his w^l, in Elmen(Jorf Uctxae.
t terra id s hollies of the J?ay
v. which will present "Hot PoE. ,h' s" "nd "f illustrated travel
t Hoes the Public Want?" This ""k" on "?" ?? finery and art. and
said to have broken all records ,h* ,ast of ,lis bourse. Pw,?ht ElmerS
Of receipts and attendance at dorf wiU "Southern Italy
ions New York houses at which and Sicily," at the New National Theaj?resented.
It is described as a ter Thursday afternoon at 4:3?? o'clock,
revue that includes every form . ..
atriral amusement. travesties. J'1"*tn?^""Ttpt ton- vr,, ht ures I n
te fads, "foibles" and "pokes ' ?hd .eo^.ri. n H ^ rut
dramatic successes. "Plot n ' "'ll .onduct bia hearers
et, shed, continuity and sytn- fnrat'?t*"u *
of destcn thrown to the '?* ?""?<??. Amain. Ravel o Sorrento
and medley left to reiKn ??"> f aprt. and thenco to Sicily, where
" Gav and colorful scenes a complete_ tour of the island will be
each other in rapid sue- ,dad". Motion pictures will show t?e
through a maze of gorgeous , Naples, the approach to
>s. modern and classic dances, tJ)e Krotto. how to eat macaroni,
nd melody. thf* p"'Pnwr mines of Sicily, tunny fishirst
act represents New York's i"g and the eruption of Mount Etna,
hit a way." By chance, charac- Rt,1> Pictures, rich in color, will disnresenting
Oscar Hammerstftin, J*la.v the picturesque scenery about the
Be la sco. George M. Cohan and ,?av of Naples, the ruins of Pompeii, the
ps meet outside the Hotel Astor cathedrals, churches atid palaces ??f
cuss wavs and means for fill- Palermo. and the theaters, temples
ritv theaters. ".Just What T>nes and other relics of Greco-Roman art
>lic Want?" becomes the para- 'n Sicily. ;
question. Each is firmly set. on ,
class nf amusement and it is Amafo and Macbeth Friday.
d to produce a play fathered by J
the four to decide tlie public's Pasquale Aiinato, the great baritone
in the matter. This opens the from the Metropolitan Grand Opera.
the wide variety* of entertain- ?_j ^ .. , ,. .
rovided hv the "Knllies nf the and FI?r?nc* Macbeth, colorature soThe
cast is headed by George Piano from the Chicago (irand Opera,
and Gertrude Hayes. will appear In joint recital at the New
. " __ , , National Theater Friday afternoon at
Today at Keiths. 1:30 o'clock for the last concert in the
ind S;15 p.m.. at Keith's Theater, "Artists* Course." under the manage,
,, . ? ment of Mrs. Wilson-Greene. Amato's
comprise Nora Bayes, concert career has been as phenomeNash
and Julia Hay in "The L'n- nal as his operatic achievements. He
3," i'aul Morton and Naomi ia an ar,,at 'n ,he ,rue Flor"
ence Macbeth comes to Washington
heralded as a coloratura soprano of
unusual ability. In addition to the following
program. Mr. Amato will sing
"Eri Tu," from "The Masked Ball," in
response to numerous requests:
Aria, "Qui la voce," I Puritani, Bellini;
Miss Macbeth. (a) All 'acquista
di gloria, Scarlatti; <b) Lung: dal
caro bene, Seechi; (c) Danza fanciulla.
Durante, Mr. Amato. (a)
Loisseau bleu, Dalcroze; (b) Tes
yeux, Rabey; fc) Villanelle. Dell
Acqua, Miss Macbeth. Prologue to Pagmmtthmmtm llacci.
Leoncavallo. Mr. Amato. (a)
I Yiens pres de moi, Balakirew, (b) Penvoav.
.... 1 Ji__* ? ? nV.~W.?H, T ilno.
Rachmaninoff; (d) Song of Varlaam
-* $ from Boris Godunoff, Moussorgekv;
^Ir Amato. (a) Bid Me Discourse.
. :-.?) Bishop; (b) Star Trysts. Bauer; <c.) An
P?; ."'vv:' April Shower. Hoberg; td) The Song of
i^Hr * "Sunshine. Thomas. Miss Macbeth, t'aca B^-.jr"
? tina, "Largo al Factotum," from BarBp^'
her of Seville. Rossini. Mr Amato.
Duet. Gondoliera, Henschel. Miss Mac^ ;;^^BBBHPJfc
IS8&t BbB beth and Mr. Amato: Mr. Guiueppe
Bamboscheck at the piano.
l|NHfl| "Little Shepherd of Kingdom Come.''
raEwwflBvA new play by Eugene Walter, founded
on John Fox's novel, "The Little
Shepherd of Kingdom Come," will have
its premier performance at the Belasco
Theater Monday, April ?,, under the
management of the Messrs. Shubert.
Tt is a romance of three little waifs,
a boy. a girl, and a dog, who meet in
the woods of the Cumberland mounBhR|-.
1 tains. They find shelter with bighearted
Old Joel Turner, intrepid
mountaineer and bitter enemy of the
Dillon clan. Their pledge of kinship,
their love and bravery and their many
adventures make a powerful dramatic
story, with many appeals to the sympa
thy.
The play has been staged by Edward
MacGregor. under the personal super
vision of the author, and has many opT'P'H~M"X>T"MTiT!Vr
?* portunities for great scenic effects.
xwj..& Therp wll| be p ?jarR(i cast ohogeii (o
portray, as nearly' as possible, rude,
rough mountaineers of ante-bellum
y^BBF days, simple, natural, honest, sane and
earthy?but of the earth from which
/^BF ,springs the oak.
The cast includes Jack Davis. Robert
fflj^B: Forrest, Mona Hungerford. Wallace
Owen. S. James. R. H. Barrett. Frank
Gerback, George Dunn. David Ross,
. 1 ntiicft M a n lr i n t nati Crn?I>v T.ittl<>
mL JSKz^ml ^anies Mace, Olaf Skoolan, Robert
Rogers, C\ D. Woods, Mark Price, Joeeph
Mann and Jack, the dog
The edition of the "Ziegfeld
^Follies" is to be exhibited at the New
National Theater next week, comftTBTCK
CONWfflT. mencing Monday. April 3. Tt was staged
by Julian Mitchell and Leon Errol and
is in two acts and eighteen scenes, dethe
Viennese scenic artist. Mr. Ziegfeld
is bringing to Washington an organization
numbering more than 15ft
players. The cast includes Tna <'laire.
Storer,'Dorothy Godfrey. Grace Jones.
Gladys Loftus. Bert Williams. I^eon
Adele Rowland.
Adele Rowland, the musical cotnedv
<2aNCXR7f wl" hca,l,lne 'he B- R Kei"'
^L-LJ-L Theater bill next week in a repertoire
of story songs, and their composer,
Dave Stamper, at the piano. This is hor
1 "Before and After. Frank firHt appearance in Keith vaudeville
id W. J. Dooley in "The Fool OM . .
I.Ar/i frtl nn l n n nil ^ \ Pfttit irtn a 1 if ^ h : i f
e." l.eo Beers, ami all tlie other ~ "" '''? ~
last week, with added numbers, in New ^ork. l*rank Mclntire, late
star of "The Traveling: Salesman.", will
osmos Conceits Today. offer -The Hat Salesman." Amelia
oncer!? at the Cosmos Theater K?one and Armand Kallaa will present
"Mamzelle Caprice. the book by bdvill
be somewhat varied from gHr Anan Woolf and music and lyrica
al to permit of the presentation by Armand Kalisz. Oilier acts include
ight With the Poets," by Albert Charles Howard and co'"{,an>, j" "'V
. .. , Happv Combination ; Will Oakland,
and the famous Adelpln Quin- t,ie? niin8trel tenor, and associate trouisted
hv talented women in il- badours; Dolores Vallecita and her
e.l picture poses for the poems troupe of Indian leopards. Holly and
ps Whiteomh Itlley, which are Mack In a musical^ effort. XI)rl and
1. IncludinK "That Old Sweet- I>elmar in Over the t.arden
f Mine" There will he several the pipe organ recitals and the lathe
;pecialties of an entertaining news pictorial,
eluding a brief orchestral prontroducing
Salter's novelette, "Clothe*.'
Thoughts'; Spencer's "I'nder- . ?
,e Stars." selections from Bow- "Clothes." a comedy-drama success of
d Rose" and a fox-trot eompo- some seasons ago, with Grace George
IV <vifo, the Washington com- " . start wm be displayed in stock
ntitled "Gay ami Frivolous." . -.^i, nt?n
?t polis next aeek. bspetiai attention
to he given to efTects depending
Gayety Today. on costume and interior decoration,
ayety Theater as entertainment , , ^. , ?
pecial concerts at 3 and S p.m. **Tll6 BirtilQfiy Party.
ill have the entire "Star and N>x^ week s headline attraction at the
organization tv,In last week s - Theater, while a lively and ena
number of added specialties, ^ production of the musical
g popular Irish choruses. Mar- tertaining i??
aee; specialty by Weiss and comedy type. Is notable in that it purand
"My Home Town," by porlg to present, through impersona
tion by a clever company of players,
dans' Union Band Concert. notables m the theatrical world, such
, ,, Eva Tanguay. singing her famous
t .1. onway, a famous hand -j Don't Care"; Bert Williams,
.f New York, successor to the the darkface comedian: Besaie Clayton,
d "Pat" Gilmore, who has play- queen of toe dancers; Caruso, the
. seasons at Atlantic City and great tenor; Tr*ne * ranklln, Harry
y his ninth season at Willow Lauder, Mr. and Mrs. \ ernon Castle,
V
r
and even Weber and Fields. The a<-|
has been a real sensation In popular
vaudeville.
"The Kissing Maids."
"The Kissinp Maids" is the tit'<%
given the company which comes to tho
Gayety next week with fun. must .
sours, dances, specialties and n?i\r!
electrical and mechanical effect*, crK"ous
costumes and elaborate staging.
The fun maker* are headed by Sa*i
Howe. Other* in the cast are Margaret
Flavin, Kva Mull. Stephie Anderson.
Hall Fierson, Tony t'orteFi.
Vera Desmond. I'harlos Moran. Putter
MatidevHle. Anna Wrimn Harry Pre*cott
and the Columbia trm>
The burlesque is staged in two a '?
and is said to be replete with surprises.
The chorus is a large on*. , omprising
girls of all t\pes.
John MeCormack April 4
John Mc' 'orma?k, the Irish '?ror,
will give a recital at Fob's Theater
Tuesday afternoon April 4. at 4 t
o clock tinder the management of Mr*.
Wilson-Greene.
Maude Fay April 6.
Maud* Fay, prima donna from the
Metropolitan Grand opera, whose ye
cit^l Wednesday at the National The
ter was postponed. is announced f'?r *
Thursday. April 6. at 4 "<"> oViock
Miss Kay is a California girl and mu? .
interest is being manifested m her concert
here.
"Daddy Longlegs.''
Jean Webster's comedy. "Paddys
Donglegs," has been booked for a farewell
engagement at the New National
Theater beginning Monday exennig.
April 1
Washington was the flrst city to set
"Paddy l.onglegs " The play scored u.
i great success here, as did its vuthftil
leading woman. Ruth ?'hatterto*<
Miss <'hat terton's success In the role
of Judy Abbott is what gave her stellar
prominence.
Paderewski April 13.
Paderewski. the great pianist, will
he heard in recital at the National
Theater Thursday afternoon, April 13.
-i
Spotlight
Paul Dickey is to write a play in
I which Inez Plummer will star next
year.
I /-'I I _T}..n-|AC ia i>n.ailthfiP with .1
v iirtr ira nu^ftirn ? -> v v? ... ...... _
R. Froome >11 a playlet called "The
House of Russell.''
Louise Mcintosh will play the role of
Betsy Turner in "The Little Shepherd
of Kingdom Come."
Sylvester Z. Poli, propriet-or of the
Poli chain of theatrical enterpriser,
was in Washington last week.
Frank Craven's play of suburban life.
"Too Many Cooks," has been turned
over to the stock companies.
Robert Warwick has been engaged bGrace
George to play with her in "Capt.
Brassbound's Conversion."
The scarcity of actors in England, owing
to the war. has caused a demand for
the American product, it is said.
Arnold Daly is going to revive Clyde
Fitch's comedy, "Beau Bruinmol." in
which Richard Mansfield appeared.
If Geraldine O'Brien can find a su-table
play she will be starred She
inade a hit in "The Devil's Garden.'
Karl von Wegern is the personal
music conductor for Amelia. Stone and
Armand Kalisz in "Mamzelle Caprice."
A1 Woods is contemplating a unique
plan in making one play out of an art
taken from each of three other plays,
and owning up to it.
Henry Coote. who lias been playing
in "Loop the Loop." will be the leading
man with Hattie Williams m vaudeville.
Robert Milliard lias closed hi- season
in "The Pride of Race." He will present
the play in the larger cities in the
fall.
Ethel Clifton and Brenda Fowler
wrote "The Late Van Camp." in whi-h
Wilmer Walter is appearing in vaudeville.
Ada Rehati left an estate of ?jon mho,
her sisters. Hattie Russell and MrOliver
Doud Byron, being the principal
beneficiaries. #
"The Masked Model." revised and unproved.
is to be revived under the direction
of John Cort. with Grace Field
the leading role.
The special performance of "H?-dd ?
Gabler" by a company of New York
players, scheduled for tomorrow after
noon at 1'oil's, has been canceled, owing
to a change of route.
Edna Baker, leading woman of I?
Pays to Advertise." lias been engage-'
by <'ohan and Harris for the leading
role in a new production.
The operetta which the Bhubcrt arc
to produce, with hook by Rida Jol.usoi
Youiik and music by the composer ? :
"Sari." is to be called "My Soldier Boj
The beautiful and weirdly melodious
and tragi - Hawaiian "Waltz Dream
with a company of Hawaiian singwill
be the feature attraction at. the
Cosmos Theater the week following:
"The Birthday Party."
Dolores Yalleoita claims her leopards
have been "civilized" to such a degree
that they are not more dangerous than
cats, although she admits that there
are "possibilities." However, no chances
are taken by the Keith management.
Charles Dillingham announces a musical
comedy for next year, with Elsie
Janis, Raymond Hitchcock and William
Collier as the principal performers
Eleanor Painter, who has been starring
in "Princess Pat." has received ati offer
to appear irt Chicago in grand opera.
Miss Painter has sung in grand opera tn
Germany.
George W. I.ederer and the Shuh*i*t*
are going to revive "The Belle of New
York" in May. James E. Sullivan ma
play his original role of the lunatic and
Hazel Dawn may appear in the title role.
Haurette Taj lor and a strong supporting
company gave "The Wooing of Eve"
for the first time at Rochester last
Thursday night. The piece is 1 ?> J. Hartley
Manners, the husband of Miss Taj lor.
Manager Fred Heritor lias let the contract
for the reupholstering of the settees
and chairs in the F'oli Theater
lobby. Mr. Merger believes in e.<rl
preparation for spring, and is making
other plans for improvements at 11 ->
avenue playhouse.
.John Findlav at one time was
most accomplished of ail stage
la ins. He was. in fact, so good
Daniel Frohman kept him while In
a member of the Lyceum Stock ?"
pany playing villainy for seven:
years.
Among' the many relics treasurer! !
Victor Herbert is a high desk 011 whim
he composes. This desk was once tin
property of the composer's illustriou
grandparent. Samuel Lover, and the one
upon which he wrote "Handy Andy."
The death is announced at his hom?
in Rochester of Tom Karl, famous as
an opera singer and as one of the
organizers and manager for many
1 " * t 1 -U-., Cnetnnianc
years ui uie lticui
The play which David Belasro is to
produce next month in this city with
Frank Craven in the leading: role is
a revised edition of "The Cradle
Snatcher,". in which Robert Lorraine
originally played the title role.
Sir Charles Wyndham. the noted
English actor, who recently married
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