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In the contract which Dion Boucicault has signed with Mr. Field to act under the latter's management next season, he agrees to furnish two new plays.
"Four-in-Hand" is the title of the new play in which Robson and Crane will appear next year.
It is stated on good authority that Mile. Bernhardt will come to this country next season, and appear in English.
Next month Suppe's new opera, "The Lady Nicolosa," will be brought out at Vienna.
Mr. Abbey says that Mme. Nilsson will surely come to this country next year, and that she does not intend to leave the stage because of the death of her husband.
The death of Gil Perey in a Paris insane asylum is reported. He was the original Coupean of Zola's "L'Assamoire" when the piece was played at the Porte St. Martin Theatre.
London is to have a new theatre, called the "Pandora," and situated in Leicester square. It will be managed by a joint stock company, among the directors of which are the Duke of Beaufort, Lord Londesborough and Mr. John Hollingshead.
An unpublished opera by Donizetti, entitled "Le Duc d'Albe," is shortly to be mounted at Rome.
"L'Africaine," "Fidelio," and Gounod's "Romeo and Juliet" are the new features in Mr. Mapleson's scheme for the spring season at New York.
Celine Chaumount is to make her next appearance at the Comedies Parisienne in a new piece entitled "Mlle. Joseph."
The Philadelphia Item, speaking of the plot of the new play, "Youth," says: "Any gentleman with a bad digestion could conceive an equally entangled and unpleasant one in an ordinary after-dinner nap."
The new opera house at New York is to have a capital of one million fifty thousand dollars, divided among seventy-five shareholders. Each shareholder has a box but will have to pay the regular price of admission. The interior will resemble the European opera houses. There will be three tiers of boxes. The seating capacity will be three thousand, and there will be room for five hundred more admissions. The stage will be the largest in New York, allowing seven hundred performers to assemble at one time.
The Madison Square Theatre will next year have the most complete staff of any theatre in America.
Lotta will probably retire from the stage at the close of the season. Some one has finally succeeded in capturing the heart of the charming lady.
Mary Anderson says that Boston audiences are the most enthusiastic toward her.
The Boston Museum has become noted for its frequent announcements of benefits for "the popular actor, Mr. So-and-So."
Judic, the famous French actress, will probably come to America next winter, accompanied by M. Coquelin.
Bartley Campbell will, next season, have two new plays on the New York stage at the same time. A French paper pronounces his "My Partner" the most characteristic American play ever prodcced, and says "Joe Saunders" was meant to show what civilization can make of an Indian.
Mr. Sargent has not yet decided whether he will accept the position offered him at Madison Square.
Clara Louise Kellogg will not sing any more after she gets married.
Miss Genevieve Ward, the excellent actress, gives readings to select audiences of Oxford students at the latter's quarters.
It is possible that the Boston Theatre will next year have a stock company that will remain at home the greater part of the season.
The dresses for the "Adelphi" of Terence, to be produced at Ann Arbor, are to be quite elaborate. A new York costumer designed them, and they are "warranted historically correct."
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