October 26, 1913
October 26, 1913
The big seating capacity of the Liberty Theater in New York proved inadequate for the accomodation of the record-breaking audiences attracted by Henry Miller's big hit, "The Rainbow," which enjoyed a run that continued nearly six months. Mr. Miller has produced a great many brilliant successes, but no play in which he has appeared since he became a star has ever struck the big note of popular appeal that is sounded in "The Rainbow." The Thomas play is certain to be Henry Miller's starring vehicle for years or more. He will be seen at the Page Friday, Oct. 31.
The one secret of "The Rainbow's" extraordinary success, undoubtedly, lies in the singular charm and beauty woven into the scenes of the play in which the father and his little girl are the chief characters. The father deeply guards his little maid against the influence of the people who had been his closest friends before the sunny morning of May, when his unknown daughter walked into his bachelor apartments and brought a big wholesome interest into his lonely life. These beautifully written and exquisitely played scenes tug at the heartstrings of auditors and bring men and women back to the theater a second, third and fourth time to see the story of "The Rainbow" unfolded by Mr. Miller and his superb supporting company.
In a letter to friends in this city, Manager Dick Donald writes that Bud Anderson will dispose of Louie Reese in short order when they meet at Oakland next Wednesday. Dick is trying to hook up with a match with Azevedo the second week in November, and is keeping the wires hot trying to arrange a go with Harlem Tommy Murphy for the middle of December.
Bud is surrounded with a number of good trainers, among them "Bubbles" Robinson, and is working out to fine shape. Large crowds come out daily to see him at work, among them a number of old Medfordites who live in Frisco.