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rVfHITtH& BED-G-EB PHILADELPHIA:. S'ATUBDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, GHW:
tfXf TFJSSZ : "THE LILAC DOMINO" AT THE LYRIC; DAVID BISPHAM AT KEITH'S
(THE AMERICAN THEATRE GOING BACK
TO THE DULbAJtWUNDTA-JttAJLF SUAJjJJjX
,GarrickReduces Prices, While the Cut-rate Comedy
in New lone uomes to a spec
By the Dramatic Editor
, wMk brinw tha most momentoua
W . from a local whk"
i w ' . ...-. h nrlcca of tno
, B0 6 .. . 11.60 acale. and
Theatre . - ; .
o keep them mero . uv.
. .. Li,M euch Now York
fHMeo n" ... d ..It rays to
'.i.nrt "Under Cover." Some
Tth. mo 5IP happening In
tork. ... k.ii tin bt seats
k 0 years w -....- more tQ
.TV. halt dollar. Is tho American
lf.h'.Xk to tho old rate In
I (OWE "
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' .nAcrs will probably say "the
managers wm v ,h . ,h
. Tny """ frnmbltns
HtfrUaiMa ", - , 0j
."-.. inniHnir. of ticket Just-
ftnd rate cutUnS that almost banio
fl BPECUIATOR PKOBM5M,
I W y!.af 2". "'4h chanrTd tO
!flnr8 extra for selllnB you a Bood
".t the test moment First the man
'"ill ,o.n't his fault. Then when
nv the Individual speculator off
firJr. hut left the theatre agencies
KLaS.ed. It developed that tho manager
tl(ea, ii ;,-! GO and took
t s cents " " "o 7. -.
. .... ibi ihAt weren t sold.
moUve of the manager was obvious
U wnen ""-;--"--r-
IZlfciilns he wanted every extra cent
Rto y for the failures.
Bat ."" Yrr..u rr-7--r.
kaputllo roe pouiao mm buuu ...v....,
it to-wanted to bo able to buy the best
U conveniently at the last moment.
A were ready to pay u i)o !
tra that would prevent less extrava
Bt hut more eager persons from buying
..oi in Advance. And. of course.
1 the most democratic of the arts had
til democracy, mi w a suuu
goBO one might havo suggested that If
tee managers wouldn't serve tho public
Merenlence of late-comers by putting on
Mm extra price at the box office, thoy
right hold a few rows from sale until the
sight 0 periormanco. oumu umu nnm.w
even have suggested that tho managers
Mf&nlz a convenient central bureau
tkMuelres. Instead, the publlo found out
V I. veara aso that thero was a con-
l&wilent central bureau and that. thero
fmn high-priced tickets, But that they
were an ox inem in mo cuimvi vi u
Bttoagers. Tn8 Shuberts havo Just sold
et of the Tyson agency, In New York,
NO TICKETS IN THE BOX OFFICES
This condition got so bad that it was
I hardly a Joke to say that tho box offices
rwera we omy places wnore you couiun i
buy good seats. The Drama Society, or
tnlied to guide members to better plays,
suae a point or us antuty to get its mom
hen Kooil seats at tho regular T2 rate.
f But this condition was tame (It was a
ere concern of the money) until tho
eet-rate ticket made its appearance.
It- There was a reason for 'it, too. Tho
SfaoAn&ffprit fntln1 ATnansAi lnrrnlnt ia
f they competed for the grand prize of a
gBroadway long run, Thoy found many
W fM.tW .BtUtUK IU ytJr.lJll4i3 KllU UUl.l
aftaaei ana unaoie to buy seats at tho
hex office. They found their balconies
Bjitled by movie competition. When a
Stay was hanging on by the skin of Its
S teeth-bringing In something less than tho
HWO a week which is necessary at a
eroaaway nouse what was more natural
thn a bargain sale in tho unsold seats?
Not an open bargain sale, of course, not
an advertised reduction. Homebody might
think tho ahow was "punk." Instead, the
managers pulled off tho deal on tho quiet
and worked the publlo with the added
bait of making them feel they were lucky
to know how to get in at half prico.
Tickets wero printed of two varieties.
Tho first entitled the holder to two seats
for the prico of one when presented at
the box otllce, nut this caused trouble
when tho (2 patron found the $1 man
standing next him In line at tho box of.
flee, pnylng hnlf what ho paid and sitting
next him In tho theatre. So another soit
of ticket rose In popularity. It entitled
me noiaer to half prices If presented nt
the cut-rato agency. These schemes ap
plied to such "successes" of last season
as "On Trial," "Twin Beds," "Tho Sons
of Songs," "The Lie" and "Tho Bhow
Shop." Indeed, it was said to havo saved
and later made the fortunes of tho Selwyn
1 TIIH CUT-RATE KINO.
One Joe Leblang was tho king of the
cut-raters. Ho had omccs on 6th avenue
that were thronged ovory night from 7:30
to 8:30. Ills business grew bo popular
that very soon he was buying out great
blocks of seats, even whole houses. Ho is
said to have bought out "Tho Song of
Bongs for eight weeks and paid $50,000
for tho tickets, which ho sold at half
price, and yet on which ho made a. prollt
ur mmneii ana lor tno theatre. Mani
festly something was wrong.
Tho managers themselves began to soe.
They didn't see that tho extravagant long
run sysTcm was to blame at bottom, for
making such vagaries possible. But they
did sco that nobody gained in the end
except Leblang. The authors of successor
lost some of their royalties. The box
office men wore corrupted by the ability
to sell tickets at full rates and to claim
mey wero sold at half rates. The ordi
nary public, which was getting disillu
sioned fast enough at our high-priced and
cheap-fared theatre, and which wasn't
wise' to tho cut rates or couldn't get
them when it wanted them, didn't im
provo its theatre-going habits.
Charles Frohman sounded a warning
last April before ho left on tho Iiusltanta.
The New York managers got togothor
this fall and bonded themselves to keep
tho financial peace. The Shuberts sold
out of Tyson's, and Tyson's was there
upon appointed the solo agent for seats at
advanced prices. Tho managers agreed to
abandon surreptitious cut rates.
But the matter hasn't ended there. The
managers had at last learned that prices
wero too high, that there was a bigger
publlo for cheaper scats. Tho Shuberts,
Cohan & Harris and others have abol
ished the flat two-dollan rate for the
wholo orchestra and part of tho balcony:
Instead, they have put all but a few rows
In the front of. the New York house at
$1.W and lower. And Leblang sells the
cheaper seats for them on a commission.
What a wonderful place is that temple
ui an, mo ineairei
The New York papers have been -wondering
if all this shake-up would mean
a return to a one-fifty scale.
The Garrlck seems to think so.
And meanwhllo the movies get ready
to open houses1 at two dollars.
Al Woods Newsboy,
Bouncer and Now Manager
Here j tha siory of a remarkable
figure among American manager. It
4 fold by a friend and colleague.
Bowery newsboy, saloon bouncer, pro
ducer of cheap melodrama, and today one
of tho foremost theatrical producers in
the world. That is
some illustration of
the American stick-to-ltness
world over. Isn't
it? This Is the his
tory. In a nutshell,
of A. H.Woods, the
and manager. Prob
ably no American
showman has had
a more varied, ro
mantlo or success
ful career than A.
It. Woods. From a. newsboy on tho East
Side, who at the end of his day's work
counted his pennies llko a modern Gas
pard, and to whom a day's profit of r
dollar was almost a fortune, today he
has under his management or Is directly
associated with 33 attractions, controls
several theatres and carries a weekly
payroll of upwards of J70.000. 'Totash
and rcrlmutter" has been one of his big
A. It. Woods, now n man of under 40,
started as a lad selling papers on tho
Bowery. At tho ngo of 19 his physical
strength secured him a position as
"bouncer" In a famous Bowery resort.
From childhood Woods has had a vein In
his Bystem that won him recognition and
respect; 'he is a gambler. Not a gambler
In tho ordinary senso of that word, but
a man who Is willing to take chances.
This clement In his make-up has been
the chief factor In his success. Accumu
lating a little money, ho took a venture
In a cheap melodrama. It was o, suc
cess. Another and another followed and
soon A. H. Woods' productions In tho
"ten-and-twenty" thrillers becamo a by
word. Then camo tho formation of the
firm of Sullivan, Harris & Woods, the
Harris belne Sam Harris, now tho part
ner of George M. Cohan. For several
years the firm did a successful business
and then dissolved.
Meanwhile the ambitious Woods had
the Idea In his head of producing big
plays with the big actors and actresses
and In big theatres In the big cities.
When ho tried to start the big actors,
big managers and big Interests wouldn't
recognize him. The big actors said he
wouldn't pay salaries, tho big manager
wouldn't give him time and the big play
wrights wouldn't submit plays. It wasn't
long, however, before tho big actor was
convinced that Woods wouldn't only pay
big salaries, but would pay tho biggest
salaries and New York one day awoke
to tho startling news that Arnold Daly
and Mary Shaw were under A. H. Woods'
management and would appear In a lead
ing theatre of that city in "Mrs. War
ren's Profession." That was the opening
wedge and after that A. H. Woods not
only Becured the artists he wanted, but
tho playwrights and the theatres also.
The Renaissance of Stage Decoration
By ANDItEAS DIPPEL
B. F.Keith's Theatre
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Wlhon Miner's Newest Comedy
"SHIPS THAT PASS.IN
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Mlssea Lightner & Alexander
A Jolly Trio In a Jolly Ottering
Six American Dancers
A Sextette or Btyllsh Steppers
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Tha JofUest merit of a tale (or
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GEO. W. PAnniER, ...i Director
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Philadelphia's Favorite Actress,
IN KATE DOUGLASS WIGGINS'
BEAUTIFDL KUKAI, DRAMA
Supported by Bernard Steele, Mnud DUlr,
Cecil Lurrln, Mary Stewart Smith, Ada
Dearea, ion Kelly, Margaret Austin
First Time In the History of tbe Amerl.
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Note Tliis is not a moving pic
ture, but real star in a real play.
The following article is worth per
usal for a good many reason besides
the distinguished position that its
author holds in the operatia world.
It tells some interesting theatrical
faots whioh are all too unknown to
the average playgoer; and it forecasts
what is undoubtedly the chief develop
ment traceable in the modern stage, t
the renaissance of scenery through
the "new stagecraft" of Europe. Inci
dentally, the grand opera Impresario
has not only proved himself a skilful
producer of operettasee "The Lllao
Domino" for veHteatlon out a good
press agent as well.
EVEIVT once In so often th revolvln
years bring us around to a now birth
of music,- art and. tha drama, tha life ot
an artlstlo era running: Us course In much
tho same fashion as tho life ot n man or
a nation from the cradle to tho grave.
Just now tha most conspicuous renais
sance Is In the art ot staeo decoration.
This Is one of the oldest arts of all, and
ono that has lain" longest tn the cravo.
Away back In tho lBth century It was In
Us Diimo. Tho theatre In those days was
one ot tho most Important factors In tho
llfo of tho people, and tho most noted
artists wero engaged for stage decoration.
Itaphael painted the scenery when Arl
ostl's "Supposltl" waa performed before
Leo X, and when an operetta was given
at tho Duko of Milan's wedding, Leonardo
da Vinci was engaged to proparo or plan
tho soenlo effects. lie constructed a re
volving sphero representing creation,
and tho actors appeared upon It costumed
to impersonate the different planets.
It was a masterpleco of artlstlo Ingenu
ity and gorgeous beauty nnd tho mechan
ical effects filled tho cultured Italians
with childish delight. Tho play might oo
dull and lifeless, but it was so enlivened
by interludes of masques and dances and
by insistent appeals to the senses througn
tho ecenlo beauty that its plot was of
secondary Importance so long as Us theme
waa the glorification of Ideal love.
Wo fell away from all that and stage
decoration became for a whllo a lost nrt.
It died and waa burled, but llko every
thing else It has come to llfo again and
the glories of tho Uth century are again
bursting forth. In Vienna the greatest
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artists of tho day aro dovotcd to the art
of stage decoration.
That is why it was considered neces
sary to havo tho scenery used In "Tho
Lllao Domino" constructed thero. Ono
scene alone, that depleted in tho second
act, Is worth all tho trouble and oxpense
which It cost to have the work dono
there. This scene shows a sunset over
the Mediterranean Sea. First thero Is
brilliant daylight, then the sky grows
softer and the sun gradunlly goes down
In a trail of glory, leaving the twlllgt-.t
gray, which darkens Into night. Tho
lights of a distant seaside village appear
like fireflies one by ono until the who.o
scene Is Illumined like any other city after
nightfall. The senso of distance conveyed
is marvelous, and is ono of the secrets
of the Viennese art.
Th electrical sunset oltoct Is the work
of a clockllko apparatus, a recent Inven
tion, which is automatlo and effects the
different changes of hue and light so sub
tlety that tho eyo Is no moro conscious
of the mechanism than It Is of clockwork
LYMO "The Lllao Domino," with Amporlta Farrar, Vota Duprevllle, of the rMi
Opera Comlque, and others. A Viennese operetta produced by Andreas DIppeL Hm
distinguished Impresario ot the lata Philadelphia-Chicago Grand Opera Comsmmf.
Its book has been adapted by Harry B. Smith from the original by Emerlch von
Oattl and Bcla Jenbach, and presents an improvident and fashionable hero, Itw
dentally charming enough to win tho love of a masked dancer at a fete, wha
turns out to bo the rich heiress whom ho wagers he will marry. Tho New Tort!
critics thought the mualo unusually good and tho production excellent. Two
OARKtOK "Potash ft Perlmutter," with Phil 'White, Harry Kurst, Jano Foamier.
Jack Kennedy, C II. Hall, Harry Itanlon, Morris Darrett, Blanche Almce, Helen
Salinger, Maude Leroy and Harry S. Aarons. As tho press agont puts Itt "Potash
& Perlmutter," tho most famous cloak and suit laughmakera In tha world, havo
again left their quarters In New York city for a second tour .of tho country, to
display their goods to millions of patrons who were unable to sea them during
their previous visit. They will open their showrooms at tho Garrlck on Monday
night, remaining thero for tho coming fortnight
Artistic, and espcciaftS dramatic,
composition is no logical or me
chanical contrivance; It is a living
organism full of soul and mind.
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TWO BIG HEADLINERS
Play and President
When "Woodrow Wilson was running
for the presidency -throe years ago, a
party of newspaper reporters from New
Tork, Philadelphia and Washington vis
ited him In his home nt Princeton, N.
J., to ask him about his plans If ho
wero elected. Mr. Wilson's skill at
dodging leading questions Is now known
throughout the land. At that time re
porters were moro hopeful.
"It Is much easier to talk about the
Immediate past than the tndoflnlto fu
ture," ho observed to his callers, with
tho quiet Wilson smile. "And I should
like to talk to you about the Immediate
past," he added. "I have Just finished
reading tho most charming story that
has come to my attention in some years.
Ita titlo,Is as interesting as the story.
It is 'Daddy Long Legs' and, I under
stand, was written by a nleco of Mark
Tlie reporters gently endeavored to
switch tho conversation to tariff and tho
currency, but tho future President could
not be turned from "Daddy Long Legs."
When the reporters left they know a
great deal about Jean Webster's book,
but nothing about tho Wilson politics.
Two years ago, when Henry Miller
accepted MIbs Webster's dramatization of
her own book, "Daddy Long Legs," ho
decided to produco It In Washington. One
of the first requests for seats came from
the White House, and stated that tho
President required a box for the opening
night. Mr. Wilson followed tho comedy
with moro than his usual Interest In good
plays, nnd subsequently sent word to
tho author that .much to his surprise, the
play had proved better than tho story.
FORRBBT 'The Birth of a Nation,"
with Henry B. Walthal, Mao Marsh and
Spottlswoode Atkln. D. W. Orlnith'a
mammoth photoplay of tha Civil War
and Reconstruction, founded in part on
Thomas Dixon's "Clansman." A mar
WALNUT "Iicbecca of Sunnybroajt
Farm," with Edith Taliaferro, tho ori
ginal star, and the Walnut Players. A
revival of Kato Douglas Wlggln's pleas
ant and amusing play about tho little
girl whom oho made popular In Action
long before she reached tho stage. Her
evolution Into a young lady at "Brick.
House," amid bucolic Joys and trlbula
ttons, makes tho plot of the piece.
KNICKERBOCKER "Tho Little Lost
Sister," with Frances Shannon, tho now
leading woman, and tho Knickerbocker
Players. Virginia Brooke's whlto slave
story, as dramatized by Edward E. Rose
and Arthur James Pegler, tells tho tale
of an unsophisticated country girl who
meets ruin In tho big city and returns
to her homo to find happiness.
AT POPULAR PRtCEB
PEOPLE'S '"Casey In Society." with Pat
Whtto. A musical comedy with tho
usual resourceful and witty Irishman
well to tho fore.
KEITW8 David Bispham, tho eminent
American baritone: Six American Danc
ers, in "Six Periods of American His
tory": Ships That Pass in tho Night," a
one-act oom'edy, by Wilson Mtzner;
Mabel Berro, singer: MCWatters and
Tyson, In their "Bevuo of Rovues":
Goldsmith and Hoppe, in "The Manager
nnd tho Salesman": Robert Everest's
Novelty Circus; Jack and Forls, tho
Jolly Frenchmen, and others.
AilERfOAN Opening as a vaudeville
house with, In tho nrst half of the week,
Joe Horttz, Philadelphia actor and
singer, In "Ten Nights In a Barroom";
Black and White, In a musical revue;
Moscrlp Sisters, singers and dancers:
Hill and Hackett, tll-around entertain
ers, and short photo serials. Second
half, Joe Hortlz; "From Coney Island to
the North Polo"; Excelsior Trio, in a
musical offering; Stoddard and Haynes.
In "The Absent-minded Professor," and
May Knight, comedienne.
NIXON'S ORAND Captain Louis Sor
cho, submarine diver: Mr. and Mrs.
Mark Murphy, In "Tho Coal Strike";
Kenny and Hollts, the two college lads;
Baby Beesor, child performer; Tod and
Corlnno Breton, "The Movie Man an
tho Maid": Martin Howard, a Scotch
dancer, and fun films.
ALLEOOENY Eugenie Blair and her
company, in "Reckoning Day"; Al Her
man, "Tho Black Laugh"; Warres-and
Conley, in "At tho Seashore"; "Artos
Brothers, acrobats and eccentrlo come
dians; Dalo and Boyle, dancing and
singing; "Gallon," comedy equilibrist,
GLOBE "Tho Wlnsomo Widow," a com
edy playlet; "Tho Devil's Mate." pre
sented by Ben Lewlrt and company;
"Tho Claim Agent." a comedy of er
rors; "Songs of a Nation." a med
ley of music; a comedy skit by Newell
and Allen; Julie Qaylord. singing
comedlenno; Fred Hlldebrnnd, mono
logulst; Van and Plexce, singing, talking
and, dancing act, and Qreno and Piatt,
comedy on tho wire, "Neal of tho
Navy" and "Tho Goddess."
CROSS KEYS First half of week, Gardo
and Nolls, comedy singers; James Will
lams and company. In "Now"; tho Nino
Krazy Kids, in "Graduation Day"; Har
mon, Zarnes and Dunn, May Knight,
comedienne, and the Threo Marconts.
Second half: Cardo and rfolls; Captain
Kidder and company, In "Tho Wharf";
the Novelty Mlnstrels.Curren and Mack.
Hill and Hackett, and the Lamplnis,
NATIONAL "The Garden of Eden Bur
lesquers," with Mark Lea and Earl
DUUONT'B Dumonfa Mnstrels, offering
six new songs and a new local burlesque
called "Widow Broom-Lee," or "Sho la
and Sho Isn't"
BROAD "Daddy Longlegs," with Ruth
KEITH'S Frltzl Scheff, Bertha Crelghtoa
and company, In "Our Husband"; Al.
Lydell and Company, in "A Natlvo of
Arkansas"; Metropolitan Dancing Girls,
Williams and Wolfus In "Almost a
Pianist"; Frankle I leal h and George
Perry, In songs and sayings; original
Four Londons, "Champions of tho Air";
Leo Beers, In stories and songs; tho
Seebacks, bagpunchlng nnd athletlo
novelty and others.
PEOPLE'S "Bringing Up Father." ..
KEITH'S Gerlle Vanderbllt and George
Moore, Charles Grapewln and company,
Ryan and TIerney, Gilbert "and Sullivan
Revue, Al Golem troupe, Webb and
Bums, Al Cutler, Raymond and Bains
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Seven Other Feature Acts
GLOBE Tbwttre Sa.
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Night photography of battle scenes, Invented and perfected at a cost
Wonderful artillery duels. In which real shells, costing $80.00 apiece,
n ere used miles of trenchesthousands of fighters war as it actually Is.
SEATS ON SALE TWO WEEKS IN ADVANCE
HIGHLY IMPORTANT: "The Birth of a Nation" Will-Never Be
Presented at Any but the Highest Class Theatres and at Prices
Customarily Charged in Such Playhouses.
D. W. GRIFFITH.
First Week Under New Policy, Beg. Sat. Evg., Oct. 2
THE METROPOLITAN OPERA HOUSE
mtiT ATiELPIIIA'B LAHOEST AND MOST MAGNIFICENT PLAYHOUSE
(NOW UNDEIt T1IB DinEOTlON OS" TUB MESSRS. SHUBEKT)
A Remarkable Entertainment In a Spectacular Setting
Exclusive Feature Photoplays on Largest Picture
Screen in the World
Symphony Orchestra Mammoth Pipe Organ
Tabloid Operettas In Costume by an .Excellent
Company of Slngftrs
Operatic Selections by a Quartette of Excellence. Chorus of 50
IJVINO TABLEAUX AND l'AXlUOXIO BrEOTAOUB
A REAL LAKE IN THE THEATRE
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"The 3ix-Sidecl Succe"
Lecture by Dr. N.tt, Monday. Sept. 2Ttb,
10 US A. M. Publlo Invited.
Neff College Day School
mo Cbeetnut Street. .
Victor Herbert's Cocala Opera, Buocaw
'THE PRINClSS PAT"
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For Benefits at Lyrlo ft Adelphl Theatres, Apply Box Offlco or l'bono Walnut OlftsT-M,
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Beginning Monday, 8:15 P. M., Sept 27
PIIICES, EVGS.. 59c, 75c. $1.W. $1.50, $2.00
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400 Good Orchwtra Seats at $1.W
4W Balcwy BaUi at 76c
FIRST TIME IN rniLATtZWmiA
100 BRILLIANT ARTISTS
BEAUTY CHORUS 10
20 SONG HITS
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