Theatre Comique (Boston)
Theatre Comique (1865–1869) of Boston, Massachusetts, was located at no. 240 Washington Street. Personnel included Jason Wentworth, William H. Crisp, James S. Maffitt, George Maffitt, B.F. Lowell, Wm. H. Daly, orchestra leader Aug. Muller, and maitre de ballet Signor Constantine. Among the performances: slack rope and acrobatics by Martini Chiriski and the Levantine Brothers; Mlle. Augusta, danseuse; "Aladdin" with Kate Pennoyer and W.H. Bartholomew; dancing by Betty Regl; Snow Brothers (William and Benjamin Snow); Morlacchi Ballet Troupe; Wilson Brothers (Louis and George Wilson); Ada Harland; and Jarrett & Palmer's "Forty Thieves." It occupied the building formerly known as Andrews Hall, Barnum's Aquarial Gardens, and the Boston Aquarial and Zoological Gardens. In 1869 the theatre was renamed the "Adelphi Theatre."
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- Boston Almanac. 1867
- A guide to Boston and vicinity : a complete hand-book, directing the stranger how to find its public buildings, hotels, depots, places of amusement, horse cars, churches, benevolent and religious institutions, newspaper and telegraph offices, cemeteries, etc. ; with a map of the city and numerous fine steel illustrations; also, a guide to the principal first-class stores in the various lines of trade. Boston. 1867.
- Boston Evening Transcript, Oct. 27, 1865
- Michael Bennett Leavitt (1912), Fifty years in the theatrical management, New York: Broadway Pub. Co.
- Stagehand George Maffitt fell from the rafters to his death during a performance. (Pomeroy's Democrat (Chicago), Jan. 6, 1869)
- American Broadsides and Ephemera, Series 1
- New York Herald, Nov. 5, 1865
- Pomeroy's Democrat (Chicago), Jan. 6, 1869
- King, Donald C. (2005), The theatres of Boston, Jefferson, N.C: McFarland & Co., ISBN 0-7864-1910-5, 0786419105
- Boston Athenaeum. "Theater History: Theatre Comique, 240 Washington Street". Retrieved 2012-02-25.
- "John Stetson". The Opera Glass. Boston. 3 (6). 1896.