Western, Helen and Lucille

Additional Items by the Overland Mail. The New York Tribune of May 4th, has the following notice of a theatrical performance in Boston: The “New Popular Play entitled Sickles; or the Washington Tragedy” was produced last evening, for the first time, in the pure and puritanical city of Boston, at the National Theatre, which is … Continue reading Western, Helen and Lucille

Western, Helen and Lucille

Theatrical Movements. The Misses Western were at McVicker’s theatre, Chicago, on the 9th. New York Herald, December 19, 1858.  Article PDF. col. 1, halfway down

Western, Helen and Lucille

THEATRICAL ITEMS. EDWIN BOOTH, MR. FALSTAFF HACKETT, the sisters LUCELIS [sic], and HELEN WESTERN and Coney, the Dog Star, are booked for engagements in St. Louis early this fall. Daily Missouri Republican, September 5 1858. Article PDF. col. 2, one quarter down

Western, Helen and Lucille

Musical and Dramatic Matters. At the Bowery theatre the Misses Lucille and Helen Western, two young ladies, said to be both beautiful and clever, commence an engagement in a new drama by W.B. English, called the “Three Fast Men.” The play had a great success in Boston. The afterpiece is “Mary, Queen of Scotts,” with … Continue reading Western, Helen and Lucille

Western, Helen and Lucille

AMUSEMENTS. NEW BOWERY THEATRE. Sole proprietors…Messrs. G.L. Fox and J.W. Lingard. WEDNESDAY, FEB 8, 1860, THE STAR SISTERS, LUCILLE AND HELEN WESTERN In William B. English, Esq.’s protrean drama of THE THREE FAST MEN, to give more effect to this play, MR. JOHNNY FORBES, the violinist and trick drummer, MISS U.F. WALTERS, the talented comedian, … Continue reading Western, Helen and Lucille

Western, Helen and Lucille

NEW BOWERY THEATRE. Sole proprietors…Messrs. G.L. Fox and J.W. Lingard FRIDAY, Feb. 17, 1860, FAREWELL BENEFIT OF THE STAR SISTERS, LUCILLE AND HELEN. The domestic drama of ROSINA MEADOWS. The historical drama of JACK SHEPPARD, and the female minstrel scene from THE THREE FAST MEN. New York Herald, February 17, 1860. Article PDF. Col. 5, … Continue reading Western, Helen and Lucille

Western, Helen and Lucille

The Drama. The Lady of Lyons was played last evening to one of the fullest and most fashionable houses of the season, the gallery being reserved for ladies presented a fine appearance, and among them several of the first families of the city. The piece was well performed, and, to use a theatrical phrase, made … Continue reading Western, Helen and Lucille

Western, Helen and Lucille

Tuesday Morning…“Richmond Theatre.” ENTHUSIASTIC RECEPTION Of the BEAUTIFUL STAR SISTERS, The Misses LUCILLE and HELEN WESTERN Who will appear in 3 GREAT PIECES, All popular. LADIES STRATAGEM, A lively Comedy! The Military Drama of THE FRENCH SPY, THE WANDERING BOYS, An Interesting Drama. In all three pieces. THE STAR SISTERS. The Richmond Daily Dispatch 3 April 1860. Print. … Continue reading Western, Helen and Lucille

Western, Helen and Lucille

Wednesday Morning…“Richmond Theatre.” CONTINUED SUCCESS of the BEAUTIFUL STAR SISTERS, The Misses LUCILLE and HELEN WESTERN Who Will appear to-night in The original Comedy of 3 GREAT PIECES. OUR FEMALE A great Comedy! AMERICAN COUSIN A great Comedy! THE BELLE OF IRELAND A Sparkling Comedy! THE YOUNG STUDENT. A Laughable Farce! LUCILLE and HELEN In … Continue reading Western, Helen and Lucille

Western, Helen and Lucille

“Monday Morning…” Theatre—The “Star Sisters” appear this evening in W. B. English’s celebrated local drama of the “Three Fast Men,” which has been in preparation all last week, and will be produced with new scenery. “Richmond Theatre.” RE-ENGAGEMENT of the YOUNG, CHARMING and ACCOMPLISHED “STAR SISTERS,” LUCILLE AND HELEN WESTERN, who will appear this (MONDAY) evening, … Continue reading Western, Helen and Lucille

Western, Helen and Lucille

THEATRE AT MARKET HALL—JACK SHEPPARD. This celebrated drama, rendered so by the superior and inimitable manner of Miss Lucille in the character of Jack Sheppard, is performed this evening. The Portland State of Maine, speaking of Miss Lucille as Jack, compliments her as follows: “Those who neglected to attend the Benefit of the Misses Western, … Continue reading Western, Helen and Lucille

Western, Helen and Lucille

Musical and Dramatic Matters. At the Bowery theatre the Misses Lucille and Helen Western, two young ladies, said to be both beautiful and clever, commence an engagement in a new drama by W.B. English, called the “Three Fast Men.” The play had a great success in Boston. The afterpiece is “Mary, Queen of Scotts,” with … Continue reading Western, Helen and Lucille

Western, Helen and Lucille

BOWERY THEATRE.—A drama in four acts, by Mr. W.B. English, entitled “Three Fast Men, or the Female Robinson Crusoe,” was presented last evening, in which the two star sisters, Misses Lucille and Helen made their début. The drama is one suited to the acquirements of a Bowery audience, introducing local scenes and familiar characters and … Continue reading Western, Helen and Lucille

Western, Helen and Lucille

BOWERY THEATRE.—The “Star Sisters,” Misses Lucille and Helen, who have been playing here during the past three weeks, will conclude their engagement this evening. They are pretty, pert, piquant and clever, and have made any number of conquests among the susceptible habitués of the Bowery. New York Herald, 17 April 1858. Print. Article PDF, column 1, … Continue reading Western, Helen and Lucille

Western, Helen and Lucille

Musical and Dramatic Matters At the Bowery Theatre the “Star Sisters, Lucille and Helen,” have been re-engaged for two nights more, and they play this evening in the “Three Fast Men.” The “Warlock of the Glen” is also announced. New York Herald, 19 April 1858. Print Article PDF, column 1, bottom

Western, Helen and Lucille

Saturday Morning…“Richmond Theatre.” TWO POWERFUL DRAMAS, for our SATURDAY NIGHTS GALA. The thrilling Drama of the RAKE’S PROGRESS, a truthful Picture, Or a Tale of Blood. THE SOLITARY OF THE HEALTH. MONDAY NIGHT, The BEAUTIFUL STAR SISTERS, LUCILLE AND HELEN WESTERN, will appear in TWO GRAND PIECES. Box Book now open. The Richmond Daily Dispatch … Continue reading Western, Helen and Lucille

Western, Helen and Lucille

Friday Morning…“Richmond Theatre.” UNABATED ATTRACTION First night this season of the beautiful Drama, Written by Dion Bourcicault, expressly for Madame CELESTE, and entitled the WILLOW COPSE, With the following Tableaux: The Mystery of the forsaken; The suicide and Robbery; The Fatal Discovery; Madness and Riches; Reward and Repentance. This Drama is universally conceded to be the most affecting one ever … Continue reading Western, Helen and Lucille

Western, Helen and Lucille

“Richmond Theatre” A Legitimate Bill. Two Popular Pieces. THE STRANGER, Kotzebue’s Great Play, Misanthropy and Repentance. Or WHITEBAIT AT GREENWICH, A Funny Farce, The Beautiful STAR SISTERS Helen and Lucille Western, Will shortly appear. The Richmond Daily Dispatch 29 March 1860. Print. Article PDF. column 3, 1 third down

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LUCILLE WESTERN. A Woman who Earned Half a Million of Money and Died Poor. The recent death of this noted actress recalls her last appearance in this city, last October, in the emotional play of East Lynne. She died of pneumonia. The World, of New York, describes with great interest her sickness, closing with the … Continue reading Western, Lucille

Western, Lucille and Helen

“HELEN WESTERN. Her Death—Brief Resume of her Career.” From the Washington Chronicle: The well known actress, Helen Western, died at the Kirkwood House, in this city, yesterday morning. Few actresses of such limited ability have succeeded in becoming so widely known. Helen Western was a sister of Lucille Western, and the career of both resemble … Continue reading Western, Lucille and Helen

Western, Helen

Death of Miss Helen Western.—The popular actress, Miss Helen Western, sister to Lucille, departed this life yesterday morning, between 8 and 9 o’clock, at the Kirkwood House, in this city, in the 23rd year of her age. She had attained a creditable reputation in the melo-drama, and in what is known as modern sensation. Some … Continue reading Western, Helen

Western, Lucille and Helen

“Our News Summary.” —Lucille and Helen Western played together for the first time in five years, for the benefit of their mother, Jane English, in Boston on Tuesday. Wheeling daily intelligencer 7 July 1866. Print. (Wheeling, VA)  

Western, Lucille and Helen

Monday Morning… Theatre—The “Star Sisters” appear this evening in W. B. English’s celebrated local drama of the “Three Fast Men,” which has been in preparation all last week, and will be produced with new scenery. “Richmond Theatre.” RE-ENGAGEMENT of the YOUNG, CHARMING and ACCOMPLISHED “STAR SISTERS,” LUCILLE AND HELEN WESTERN, who will appear this (MONDAY) … Continue reading Western, Lucille and Helen

Western, Lucille and Helen

 Saturday Morning…“Richmond Theatre.” TWO POWERFUL DRAMAS, for our SATURDAY NIGHTS GALA. The thrilling Drama of the RAKE’S PROGRESS, a truthful Picture, Or a Tale of Blood. THE SOLITARY OF THE HEALTH. MONDAY NIGHT, The BEAUTIFUL STAR SISTERS, LUCILLE AND HELEN WESTERN, will appear in TWO GRAND PIECES. Box Book now open. The Richmond Daily Dispatch … Continue reading Western, Lucille and Helen

Western, Lucille and Helen

Friday Morning…“Richmond Theatre.” UNABATED ATTRACTION First night this season of the beautiful Drama, Written by Dion Boucicault, expressly for Madame CELESTE, and entitled the WILLOW COPSE, With the following Tableaux: The Mystery of the forsaken; The suicide and Robbery; The Fatal Discovery; Madness and Riches; Reward and Repentance. This Drama is universally conceded to be … Continue reading Western, Lucille and Helen

Western, Lucille and Helen

A dramatic version of the Sickles case is now being performed in Boston under the auspices of those unloveable females, “The Star Sisters Lucille and Helen Western.” The Cass County Republican 19 May 1859. Print. (Dowagiac, MI)

Western, Lucille and Helen

The Western girls—Lucille and Helen—are having tremendous success at St. Louis in their “great Protean characters” in the Fast Men.— Helen’s benefit night was the occasion of an immense audience, and Lucille has knocked somebody so frigid that he relieves himself by a little doggerel thus: “Though you leave us, sweet Lucille, Within our hearts … Continue reading Western, Lucille and Helen

Wren Family/Miss Alice

The Wren Juveniles did a good business in Troy, and Miss Alice had a testimonial benefit.  This week they are in Albany.  This Zavistowski Troupe are becoming very popular under the business management of Frank Edwards. New York Clipper 5 March 1859: 367. Print.

Wren Family of Juveniles

The Wren Family of Juveniles are at the Temple in New Haven, this week, having returned from New London. The Wyatt Family continue to be general favorites in Providence. New York Clipper 1 January 1859: 294. Print

Wren, Martha Louisa

“A Nassau street newsboy by Master Fred Wren” In the new piece, now playing at Laura Keene’s, called “Our Distant Relations,” perhaps the best hit made is that of the “Newsboy,” so cleverly personated by Master Fred Wren, of whom, and his sister Martha Louisa, performing in the same piece, we have given and entrusted … Continue reading Wren, Martha Louisa

Wren, Master Fred

“A Nassau street newsboy by Master Fred Wren” In the new piece, now playing at Laura Keene’s, called “Our Distant Relations,” perhaps the best hit made is that of the “Newsboy,” so cleverly personated by Master Fred Wren, of whom, and his sister Martha Louisa, performing in the same piece, we have given and entrusted … Continue reading Wren, Master Fred

Wyatt Family

The Wyatt Family continue to be general favorites in Providence. New York Clipper 9 April 1859: 407. Print.