George W. Monroe

burlesque performer / late 1800s-early 1900s


(1857-1932)

New York Clipper (pg310)
July 20, 1895
Keith's Union Square Theatre

"Geo. W. Monroe afforded considerable amusement to the newcomers, and recalled his past efforts to those who had previously witnessed his work in farce comedy. He was given a generous amount af applause."


from "Mr. Burlesque Himself, William B. Gill"
(Kurt Ganzl, 2014):

"...in 1904 his name appeared as author of the ‘comedy melodrama’ with songs Mrs Mac, the Mayor,
a vehicle for vast old-timer George W. Monroe (‘a much better play than he has had recently’)..."


John Fuller Golden wrote a book about the first actor's union, "My Lady Vaudeville and her White Rats"
(Broadway Publishing Co., 1909) which lists George W. Monroe as a founding member.



Billy Rose Theatre Division, The New York Public Library. "George W. Monroe in the stage production My Aunt Bridget."

The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1890 - 1895

http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47df-2331-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99


Broadway Shows (from internet Broadway Database):

The Passing Show of 1915 / original musical revue / May 29, 1915 - Oct 02, 1915

The Passing Show of 1914 / original musical revue / Jun 01, 1914 - Sep 03, 1914

The Sun Dodgers / musical, George W. Monroe as Mrs. Honoria O'Day / Nov 30, 1912 - Dec 14, 1912

The Never Homes / musical, George W. Monroe as Patricia Flynn / Oct 05, 1911 - Dec 23, 1911

The Midnight Sons / original musical comedy / May 22, 1909 - Jan 01, 1910

The Mimic World [1908] / musical revue / George W. Monroe as Miss Tiny Daley / July 09, 1908 - Oct 03, 1908

The Top o' th' World / musical extravaganza / George W. Monroe as Aurora Borealis / Oct 19, 1907 - Feb 22, 1908

The Doings of Mrs. Dooley / musical farce / staged by George W. Monroe / Sep 22, 1902 - Nov 22, 1902

A Happy Little Home / play with music / George W. Monroe as Owen Moore / Nov 25, 1895 - Closing date unknown


Programs:

  • B.F. Keith's Union Square Theatre / 1895

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