Coming Thro the Rye

Hathaway's Theatre / New Bedford / Musical / September 22, 1913

(Actual program measures 6"x 9")

On Broadway, Coming Thro the Rye opened at the Herald Square Theatre
January 09, 1906 and ran to February 10, 1906 for a total of 34 performances.

The Cornell Daily Sun, Volume XXVII, Number 111, 28 February 1907


"Coming Thro' The Rye." will be presented by the Will J. Bock Amusement Company at the Lyceum
Saturday afternoon and evening. It is the work of George V. Hobart with music by A. Baldwin Sloane,
names which are famed to the reading public and to theater patrons throughout the country. Mr. Hobart
has many times demonstrated his ability as a writer of comedy and Mr. Sloane has contributed many
bright musical scores over the last several years.

The scenes of 'Coming Thro Rye" are laid in Newport and the story of the play has to do with the
efforts of a certain Mrs. Cobb, of the Mrs. Malaprop type, a wealthy widow who is desirous of gaining
admission to the exclusive set of the fashionable resort. The company employed in the presentation of
"Coming Thro' The Rye" contains several names which are very favorably known to local theatregoers.


Buris Auditorium; Wednesday, Dec. 25 / Coming Thro' the Rye - matinee and night

Over at the Auditorium the attraction will be Coming Thro' the Rye the successful musical
comedy which enlists the services of two companies and which has given genuine pleasure to musical comedy
lovers Wherever it has been presented. The company which is to appear here is headed by Will H. Sloane...

Of the many delightful incidents in the production of the musical comedy Coming Thro' the Rye which will
be presented for the first time here at the Auditorium twice on Christmas Day there is one which occurs about
the middle of the second act which, from all accounts, is particularly spirited and picturesque. It is called
the "Bronco" number.

A brilliant fete is being given by the rich Mrs. Kcbb on the extensive lawn in front of her Newport mansion.
It is participated in by all sorts of interesting people who sing and dance and wear stunning costumes,when all
of a sudden the orchestra strikes up a lively melody which is accompanied hy the entrance of a dozen girls
dressed to represent white ponies, with very real headsand manes and long flowing tails. They are harnessed
all in white and are driven by an equal number of gaily attired damsels representing western cowboys.

Their evolutions are merely the forerunner of a dashing girl who bursts in among them attired in the fashion of a
cowboy, but her jacket, boots, sombrero and gauntlets are made of white kid. This mass of white against the deep
red and green of the scenic environment produces a particularly pretty effect which Is rendered all the more
effective by a delightfully spirited musical number called "My Bronco Boy". It is one of the bright hits of
the entire performance, and it is said to invariably receive several hearty encores.

There are several distinct feature incidents in this performance which have caught the popular fancy strongly
and which contribute a large share of the extraordinary success that has distinguished the career of
Coming Thro' the Rye. There is every reason to anticipate an entertainment of rare charm
when this musical comedy is presented here.

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