Jersey Journal/1881/A Theatre Closed

A Theatre Closed  (1881) 

A Theatre Closed.
Not Comic For The Comique. The Theatre Comique, opposite the City Hall, on Newark Avenue, was yesterday placed in the hands of a receiver by Chancellor Runyon on the application of Charles F. Lindauer the proprietor and manager. When the theater was opened about two years ago, it was named "Butler's Theater Comique," and was managed by Robert W. Butler, formerly of No. 444 Broadway, and more recently of the old Globe Theatre, New York City. A few weeks ago Butler's name was taken from the bills and posters, and soon afterward Butler obtained from Chancellor Runyon an injunction restraining Charles F. Lindauer, who continued the management, from paying out any of the money received for admission to the place. Consequently the performers and attaches of the place have received no money for the past three weeks. Yesterday Lindauer through his counsel, Norman L. Rowe applied to Chancellor Runyon for the appointment of a receiver, and Dr. Hoffman, the owner of the building, was appointed. Last night the receiver posted a card on the doors of the theater announcing that it would be closed until further notice, and the place was locked up. The performers who in the morning had rehearsed their characters in the place, expecting to go on in the evening, were unable last night to obtain the music or or their wardrobes. Mr. Butler refitted the theater last fall and took Lindauer in as a partner or something. The latter had full charge concerning the hiring of talent, etc., and has lost money. Mr. Butler became dissatisfied and offered to sell out his interest. Lindauer would neither buy nor sell, hence the rupture. The theater will probably be reopened under a new management.

Charles Frederick Lindauer I (1836-1921), and others, as subjects of an article in the Jersey Journal of Jersey City, New Jersey on December 6, 1881.png

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