Mavourneen (musical)


Mavourneen (musical)

Mavourneen was billed as a comedy-drama Geo. H. Jessop and Horace Townsend[1] with music and lyrics by Wm. J. Scanlan (who appeared in the show) and Bartley Campbell.

It was produced in New York on September 28, 1891 at the Fourteenth Street Theatre[2], and ran until December 25, 1891.[3]

Cast

The cast included:

  • Terrence Dwyer: William J. Scanlan
  • John Dwyer: Frank Burbeck
  • Captain Marchmont: Frazer Coulter
  • Abbe Maloney: Charles M. Collins
  • Shamus Corrigan: Thaddeus Shine
  • Lady Caroline Dwyer: Helen Tracy
  • Lady May Tyrrell: Nannette Comstock
  • Mrs. Dwyer: Emma Maddern Stevens
  • Georgie Dwyer: Dot Clarendon
  • Mark: John Findlay
  • Colonel: Frank Peters
  • Cusack: J. O. Le Brasse
  • Kate Morris: Grace Thorne
  • Susie Morris: Ray Maskell
  • Katy Morris: Dot Clarendon

Songs

Based on published sheet music and advertisements in the New York Times[4], the songs included:

  • The Auld Country
  • Bye Bye Baby Bye Bye
  • The Christmas Tree
  • Mavourneen
  • Molly O!
  • Mrs. Reilly's Party
  • Story of the Ould Countre

References

  1. ^ Advertisement in New York Times September 27, 1891, p. 7.
  2. ^ Notes of the Stage," New York Times, August 30, 1891, p. 11
  3. ^ Information concerning the opening and closing of the play and the cast is from Thomas Allston Brown, A History of the New York Stage: From the First Performance in 1732 to 1901 (New York: Dodd, Mead and Co., 1903), v. 2, 504.
  4. ^ New York Times September 27, 1891, p. 7.

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