The Black Hussar in Chicago 4 April 1887 N Y Times
THE CHICAGO PLAYHOUSES. A WEEK OF GOOD BUSINESS FOR V RUDDKIORE." ( Chicago, April 3. Muslo has ruled at three of tha south side theatres for tbe last week, and the drama has been rather feebly rep resented at two of tbem. Tbe first week of " Ruddlgore," which Col. McCaull's Company has been singing at tba Chi cago Opera House, came to an end last night The business has been very fair, the receipts for the week being about $8,500. Tbe lower part of tba bouse waa filled at every performance, the empty seats being In tbe gallery. Mr. Hoff arrived arrived here from the East yeaterday, aad was at once given Harry MaoDonougb a part of tha sailor. Lilly l'ot win be here to-morrow, to-morrow, to-morrow, and will be substituted for Miss Meyers, who la now singing nose Aiayoua. do Angeius, a singer who has never been heard here, wlli also be given a place Jn this company during tbe coming week. Tbe changes will strengtbeu the company and alio enable Col. McCaull to put on " Loral ue" and Tbe Black Hussar," a be in tends doing in tha course of tbe present engagement engagement Mr. Duff's company closed a very nrosnerous season at the Grand Opera House last evening, and started for New-York, New-York, New-York, where U will fill out tha Emmet season at the Standard, -leucine," -leucine," rror. u. o. Pratt's grand opera, which haa been running to light houses at the Columbia for four weeks, was taken off tbe stage last night. It will orobably not be Dro-. Dro-. Dro-. ducod again at present itooert Mauteu ana Annie rixiey nave met with moderate patronage at llooley's and Mc-Vlckofs Mc-Vlckofs Mc-Vlckofs respectively. At tbe former " Michael Strogoff" with Edmund Collier in tbe title rdle was presented to-ulgbt to-ulgbt to-ulgbt It will remain oue week and be followed by Monte Crtsto." Cbarlea Hoyt's new farce, "A Hole in the Ground," la at the Grand this week. Bishop, tbe mind reader, is at tha Columbia. aud Kate ( lax ton. Iu The Two Orphan." la at MoVlokers's. " Tbe Brain Stealer, an adaptation adaptation from d'Ennery by A. R Caxuurau, will soon neproaucea at tna latter uoue. ibe apring season of the atlonal Opera Com pany In tbls city waa originally fixed to begin April 18 at tbe Columbia, but there Is now some Tiroapect that a later date Will be substituted. Tbe opera managers are laboring sealously with Mr. tun to inauce mm to consent to the change, aud be finds it to bis interest and can till ths week thus left open. It Is quite likely that he will agree to tha delay. The rea son assigned by the opera people la tbat they have received a more advantageous offer from San Francisco for three weeks' Smie, legtnnlug Anrll 18. and desire to accent it It this pro gramme ia cameo out unicago wui nave to wait until next June for grand opera done In EnglUh. On April 18 Ronloa Yokes will 4mnin a four weeks' engsgemeat at flooley's. In tbe course of wnicn sue win piay rony in "isste.." un May 80 the Daly Company will take possession of the house for a period of six weeks, at the end of which Nat Goodwin, with tbe BIJou Opera Com pany, will take nis turn. Augustln Daly has a return engagement at tbls bouse to begin Sept 5.