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LffiV-KlNG St In Vaudeville In conjunction with his duties as musi-Jdoing a single tarn over the smaller cal supervisor, Johnson will conduct a studio where he will give private in tractions in vocal and instrumental music When not devoting their time and attention to the revues at the London Grand Opera House both Hart and Johnson will take fliers in vaude ville, doing single turns. The present arrangement means that neither performer will return to Amer ica for the next two years. The fact that J. Rosamond Johnson is contemplating matrimony and will soon wed in London a young lady who resides in Jacksonville, who is to sail for Europe within a few days, bears out the report that he will not set foot on American soil very soon. Charlie Hart's wife is with him.

When Hart Johnson sailed for abroad in January they had ten weeks' booking in vaudeville. They originally planned to return- to America in June or July after filling their vaudeville engagements. They made arrangements to appear in the revue "Comei Over Here," which opened at the London Opera House in April. As the show was a big success they gave up the idea of returning at once to America. At the first performance it was easily seen that Charlie Hart was the principal fun maker of the entire company and his success has been such that Fisher Nathan have determined to keep him ir.

their employ for three years. J. Rosamond Johnson has never cared for the stage, his ambition being to write and teach music So when he had an opportunity to withdraw froni the cast shortly after the show's initial performance and was asked to supervise all musical numbers for the London Opera House he accepted the offer with alacrity. With Hart making good on the stage and Johnson off. they entered into an agreement to dissolve partnership.

The Hart Johnson alliance was formed in the spring of 1912 Hart was formerly of the team of Avery Hart, which was broken up owing to the death of "Dan" Avery-J. Rosamond Johnson was a member of the well-known team of Cole John circuits. Then as soon as they get to gether they are booked by the United. Robinson has been more fortunate during the last split than before, for the big time people have seen fit to book him without Cooper. Robinson opened at the Greenpoint Theatre, Brooklyn, last week and scored.

Just what are the future plans of Cooper have not been made public CRE5CLNT THEATRE. Talking motion pictures attracted many to the Crescent Theatre the first I burgh. half of the week. They should be re ferred to as singing rather than talking pictures, as those put on at the Crescent worked in conjunction with a phono graph, which introduced the pictures in pleases in a dance 'specialty. The other members of the act whose work is de serving of praise are Kathlyn Jones, Louise Cook, Nettie Anderson and Cor delia Garner.

chnur I rr-l 1 maae it mucn stronger, incy ao more iiauic, laiKing man siiiK'i'K" "llt khuiu iu. as their dialogue is chock lull of laughs. Moss is a comedian who has his own method of creating laughter, and it would not be surprising if this team was not seen some day at the head of a son, which went out of existence upon Jheo Martin and Company presented the tragic death of 'Bob" Cole. Owing to the opposition of large time managers to book colored acts Hart Johnson found it difficult to get consecutive bookings in this country. i a sketch, "Other People's Money," which proved one of the strongest comedy sketches that has been at the Lafayette.

Palfrey, Barton and Brown, trick bi cycle riders, and Jane Nackel, in songs, completed the bill. Man's Boy," an original play in threi' acts. Alex Rogers and Henry S. Creamer head the cast. Other in company are Harrison Stewart, Andrew A.

Copeland, Bessie Kinney Payne, Alice Gorgas, Ruth Sherry, Viola Stewart Robert Murray. HarnlH Parker Andrew Bishop, Cassio Norwood, La-vinia Rogers, Jessie Ellis, Marie Lewis and an augmented orchestra. I wo performances will be mven dailv. One Starting at 2 o'clock in the after. noon and the other at 8 o'clock in the evening.

THEATRICAL JOTTINGS. I Karle Brown Cook's Society Band will open at the Casino, Narragansett, R. 1., June 15th. John W. Cooper is meeting with suc cess on the Loew time.

This week. Empire Theatre, Vt 9 King Gee are layinsr off. owing to the indisposition of Miss King, who is unable to work on account of throat trouble. Downs Gomez are at the Shubert Theatre, Brooklyn. Porter Dewey and Blanche Thomp son are at the Dudley Theatre, Wash ington, u.

Russel Russell are at the Fairy land Theatre, Washington, D. The Stewart Brothers. T. Lester Mc- Uaniels and Cardwell Mason are at the Blue Mouse Theatre, Washington, u. t- The Brinkleys.

Alberta Whitman A Picks, the Three Sunbeams and Her bert Chadwick are at the Hippodrome theatre, Kichmond, Va. The Royal Hawaiian Duo, Billy Cross and the American Trio are at the Globe Theatre, Norfolk, Va. Harris Turner are at the Dudley Theatre, Newport Buster Rockpile and King Wil liaras and wife are at the Ruby Thea tre, Louisville The Andersons are at the Gaiety Airdorae, Charlottesville, Va. Wilson Wilson and Brown Du- mont are at the Star Theatre, Pitts Thomas A. Brooks and F.

H. Wilson will open in a new act at Philadelphia next week. Daisy Martin and Lawrence Chenault songs. Edison and other inventors will are appearing ma new act. nave io mure uu.c At the Auditorium Theatre, Phila-talking pictures before the mechanical delphia, are Martin and Chenault, the combination becomes a winner.

I Cubanolas, Juniper and Carrington. the Harrier and Gillam made their usual I Sharps and Mme. Dempsey's Dancing hit Stamford McKissick did a single I uins. turn anH Tnleman and Dumont aDDeared I in a cketrh which should be reduced to I Allen Morton, Leonce Lazzo and a single in justice to the male sketch I Cook and Oaks are at the Standard artist. I ineairc, rnnaaeipnia.

9 a pa VP i TP TUP aTDF I in urown urotners frank fowler l-vi i-k l. Brown, tenor, and Harry Brown, sketch A pretty act, with pretty girls, pretty I artist have again joined hands and are i costumes, pretty singing and dancing I uk ururn. and a setting fittingly de" I BUILDING NEW THEATRE. il VV- Moseley, proprietor of the Mis Dancing Girls, staged by AidaOver-1 pekin Theatre. Norfolk.

has made ton Walker, which is at the Lafayette I arrangements to provide the colored Theatre for the week. Will Brown has I citizens of that city with an up-to-date most of the work to do, and dots it theatre which will be devoted to clear, I vaudeville and motion pictures. The old well. He is appearing to better advan-1 p.i,;- fr tage than ever before. The eye mmi- a new piayhouse wiU be erected on the ncr luuiu uc put uvti mimic: I present SltC ucYcus i xhe new house will have a large au- ditorium and balcony and the stage will he large enough to put on musical shows The new theatre will be ready for business by July 4.

When last seen in Harlem, Moss and I Tbt trtef tbt Tuddmi thi Eating Frye had a strong act, but they have I Hai your Music been Mtiffactoiv Rave Tonr Datrons bees setting the worth of (heir monejrr RHMEMBF.R; ALTER F. CRAIG and his famous Orchestra always gt'C satisfaction, txcanse thry DELI VER TUB GOODS. ly Bnn.rai mut have the real thins. 540 WEStlyth ST. 483 HANCOCK ST.

clli I i rrow 1 'JtVJi 5 DRAMATIC CLUB SUCCESS. The Howard Theatre waa filled Sat urday night. May 31, with an apprecia tive audience to witness tne wasning-ton Dramatic Club's presentation of "The Merchant of Venice. Tht club scored a notable triumph. Every member of the cast was une nerfeeL" Th lines were spoken with intelligence.

The costumes were elaborate and complete. The scenery, paint ed and arranged by Messrs. Nixon ana Milton, teachers of art in our high schools, was one of the prominent fea tures. The arrangement ana management of the light effects were by Arthur Newman, principal of our new vocational school. Shakespeare wrote the play to bring out the character of "Shylock," which was Impersonated by Nathaniel Guy.

He is a student of the drama and a born actor and his Shylock was complete and satisfying. A Portia, Mrs. Janlfer Taylor ful filled every expectation. She was charmlnr the attractive gowns and )ewele sM wore. Merrill Curtis as the "Prince of Morocco," showed hlstronic talent of a high order.

He also took the vert this year of Salanlo. Mrs. Audrey Goines Lewis waa very successful as "Launcelot" and "Tubal." Antonio by W. L. Washington; Ore- tlano, O.

E. Duurlov; Lorenso, T. M. Grecorr: Jhe Duke. Samuel D.

Mat' thews; Helen Harris; Joeenh H. Douglass: Clerk of Court. Miss Bay Farley; Leon ardo, Spa Deckey; Salarino, Eugene Davidson: Old Gobbs. Benjamin Wash ington; Bassanio, Albert Knoval, completed the cast.

The players were "coached" by Na thaniel Oiy. The details of the stag ing were worked out by Mr. Guy and Mrs. Anna J. Cooper, the founder of the club 'and its manager and presi dent.

i It is Mrs. Cooper's idea that the race can be reached and lifted up througn its amusements. The Washington Dramatic Club and its BDlendid performance is an expres- soa of wlat she thinks ought to be done. The Club plans to give one standard slay at least eacn year. Last year this club rendered with signal success "A Midsummer Night's Dream," I Washington Club Givee French Play.

The parlors or tne x. w. s. Washington. D.

were filled Friday night with friends of the "Cercle Fran- cols" for the closing exercises of the club which were given in French. The program consisted of recitations, sto ries and anecdotes, and a one-act comedy, "La Lettre Changee," by E. La- blche. "La Lettre Chargee" is a one-act fantasle abounding in humorous situa- 14 is: 11 ATHLETICS HART 4 JOHNSON AND COOPER ft ROBINSON SEPARATE THE NEW YORK AGE, THURSDAY, JUNE 12, 19U I mi awafceMjaBTrffffii al tAa. jh juiblm imi mmhv- i i i THEATRICAL COMMENT TWO representative colored vaudeville acU have dissolved partnership.

From London cornea word that Hart Johnson are no longer teammates, and from Long Acre Square the information is imparted that the team of Cooper Robinson is no longer regarded as a salable commodity in the United Booting Hart Johnson have separated tor business reasons. They are the best of friends, but each found it to advantage to agree to a dissolution of partnership. Hart has signed a three-year contract with Clifford Fisher and Ben Nathan, managers of the London Opera House, to appear in revues put on by them at their London theatre, while Johnson has signed a two-year contract to sunervise the musical numbers in the London Opera House productions. For the 'steenth time Cooper Rob inson have agreed to disagree. They have parted and made op more than any standard colored act in vaudeville.

In the past six years they have done the breaking up act over half a dozen times. During the theatrical season of 1912-13 they enjoyed the distinction of being the only colored act to be far ored with consecutive booking on the bis time. they managed to get work from week to week out of the United Booking Offices has puzzled manv. But from last September until a few weeks ago they entertained in the two-a-day theatres about the coun try, nevertheless. Robinson, the comedian, is an enter tainer of the first water, while Cooper is a good straight man and a business man of ability.

But for some reason they find it difficult to get along. As a rule, upon separation, each gets work. 's 2 'A V' "v- xpt NEGRO PLAYERS TO APPEAR AT LAFAYETTE Manager Benjamin Nibur is making every effort to please the patrons of the Lafayette Theatre, and he has outdone himself by making arrangements to have the Negro Players appear at the Lafayette next week in a special engagement, commencing Monday afternoon. Despite the strong attraction there will be no marked change of policy in the charge of admission, and throughout the week the same prices will prevail as are charged Wednesday evenings. The schedule of prices follow: Matinee, orchestra 15 cents, balcony 10 cents and boxes 35 cents.

Evening, orchestra 2. cents, balcony 15 cents and boxes 5( cents. The Negro Players is a new organiza tion which gave its first stage perform ance at the Casino Theatre, Philadel phia, a few weeks ago, attracting favor able attention. The entertainment fur nished is novel and different in man; respects from that given by any othe. colored show.

The company will present "The Oh SrCOOPER ROBINSON Vhohave again dissolved partnership 4 kilt tlons and comedy. The part of "Hortense" in the absence of Miss Georgia Simpson, who left for Paris a few days ago, was taken by the teacher ef the class. Andrew 'F. Hllyer took the part of "Fer-gasson." Dr. Aurthur S.

Gray, "Hector," and Mre. Anna J. Cooper "Fra-velne," the maid. Among those present besides the members of the club, were Judge and Mrs. Terrell, Mr.

and Mrs. Calloway, Mr. and Mrs. Stansbury Boyce, Prof, and Mrs. Louis G.

Gregory, Mrs. A. H. Glenn, Mr. Glenn, Mrs.

M. B. Hall, Miss L. A. Smith, Miss M.

P. Shadd, Miss Shadd. Miss Luclnda Cook and Miss Annie Williams of Baltimore, Mrs. Lanning of Philadelphia, Misses Elisabeth and Louise Howard, Janie Page, Blennie Bruce, Daisy Ball, Ida Jenkins, Emma Merrltt, Etta Williamson, Dr. A.

V. Gray, Mrs. Lawson and Mrs. Josephine Harley, Geo. F.

Collins, J. A. Cobb and Mr. Joubert of New Orleans. The members of the "Circle Fran-cals" are: Mr.

and Mrs. A. P. Albert, Edmund Burrill, Mrs. Geo.

F. Collins, Mrs. Anna J. Cooper, Misses Zeta Dyson. Annie Howard, Jessie Fauset, Mabel Ruby, Georgia Simpson, now In Paris, Dr.

Arthur S. Gray, Mr. and Mrs. A. F.

Hilyer, Mrs. R. A. Pelham. The club meets weekly at the homes of members for conversation and In French.

They have in preparation "The- Voyage of Monsieur Ferncnon, t.Mt-kA mam Alltfine Mrs. Cooper and Miss Dyson will leave in a few days to Join Miss Simpson in Paris. They will study the French language and literature during the summer. Mrs. cooper ana miss Simpson spent last summer in rans, Santpp Makes Record Home Run At Ellzabethport.

N. Sunday after noon, the Lincoln Giants defeated the T. A. R. S.

team, a to The owners of the Lincoln Giants hAvn been unable to arrange with the local authorities to use Olympic for baseball games this season, uoc tscan- lan. until recently a major league Ditcher. Ditched for the T. B. team and Santop lit one of his curves for the longest home runs ever maae at the park.

The score T. A. B. S. b.r.

h. o. Rnrkf. rf. 4 0 1)00 2 0 0 2 10 Lennon, 4 11 1 2 21 Htm'tr, If 4 2 2 0 djJ-hnt'tUb 4 I 0 2 2 1 Erleb'n.

c( I 2 0 0 Snt'p. c.rl 2 3 4 0 0 Gunn'g, lb 2 0 0 I 0 0 Doi.Vii.Jb 4 0 1 12 0 Scanlan. 4 0 0 1 4 0 Totals J4 4 927 9 2 Lincoln Giants. .2 3 T. A.

B. 0 1 (INCORPORATf D) LINCOLN GIANTS ab.r. h. o. a.e.

Poles, cf. 4 1 1 2 1 0 Uans. 4 1 i Lloyd, ss. 1 I 3 6 1 Wiley He 4 0 1 2 2 0 Grant lb. 3 1 0 12 1 0 Picker'g.

3 0 1 6 0 l-ranWD 4 nrouinn, WiU ms, 1 i Totals 37 8102717 2 0 0 0 2 0 08 10 2 0 0 04 IfTaTrTITIfr Tf as flTI llI I77 ANNjJALJROLIC Summcrnighfs Dance At MANHATTAN CASINO MONDAY EV'G, JUKE 30, 1913 rr" Souvenirs for the Ladies ATTRACTION! EXTRAORIW ARY LAFAYETTE THEATRE Seventh Avenue, between 131st and 132d Street 'ONE WEEK ONLY Beginning Monday, Mat. June 16th THE NEGRO PLAYERS IN "THE OLD MAN'S BOY An Orlslnal Little Play IN THREE ACTS WITH Original Sengs, Dances, Scenery and Cestumes DIRECTION ALEX. ROGERS HENRY CREAMER POSITIVCI.Y A NEW IDEA IN NEGRO SHOWS INDORSCD Clr UNANIMOUSIY TZK BY ALL New York, Brooklyn and Philadelphia Papers CAST Harrison Stewart Chas. Gilpin Bessie Kinney Payne Ruth Cherry Robert Murray I5c 10c 35c INCLUDES Andrew A. CopeJand Alice Gorgas Viola Stewart Harold Parker.


BALCONY BOXES CRESCENT THEATRE 36-80 West 135lh Street ithi B. friob. Manaser Vaudeville and Mevittg Picture. Bin changed twice a wctt TskfhoM 3967 Performances cantlniKNia 3sOO R.M to 1 130 wm. PRICES: tVtNINCS 10 CENTS: MATINIE5 5 CENTS.

59th St. THEATRE 313 59th St. NEW YORI WILLIAM MCK FELTON, Manttr. VaiirlvilV oTirl Motion Pictures Stare performances afternoons and eveninf i-tf. GENERAL ADMISSION 0 cents.

BOXES 75 cetc SINGERS PERFORMERS! A lili. MUIim'i 4 Bio Son "LUCKY DAW." -V HEN I'M CONE," THE PRlKW PRANCL" bwI ClheSirgmgSwiiirJ March Stmg) "SlHKERlft Now being featured by Miss Sophie Tucker. Adair Hkkey. end oth biH tl. an.

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David's Chuni RavjE. G. CLIPTON. Retloc. IN AID OF ITS fRESn A' At EBUNG'S CASINO, 156th Strost St.

Anns Avt. Thursday Cvenlnc Junt 12 1913 Kiryplian Tableaux and Foloa under direction of Mrs. Ihcmas V. Taky ard Mayhood. Music by New Amsterdam Orchestra.

Euppr will be served tne ADMISSION 35 ceJLf DIRECTIONS From Jersey City. Brooklyn and Manhatta tske lubusy transfer to to 156th St From Harlem take St. Anns Ave. car at 155th Sire" For the latest Theatrical News read THE NEW YORK AGE 00.

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