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Abbey, Henry Eugene

Born: 1846 AD
Died: 1896 AD
Nationality: American
Categories: Theatre Manager

1846 – Born on the 27th of June in Akron, Ohio.

1870 – He managed such prominent Broadway theatres, promoting the talents of some of the foremost American actors, as well European stars.

1876 – He married Kate Kingsley, and had two children with her.

1883 – He was the first manager of New York’s Metropolitan Opera Company.

          – He managed the tours of Adelina Patti and the London Gaity in America, and he introduced Sarah

             Bernhardt to America.

1886 – He married again to Florence Gerard.

1890 – He opened Abbey’s Theatre, one of the first theatrical managers to present expensive shows outside

             of the major cities.

1891 – He resigned after a financially unsuccessful first season, but was re-hired.

1896 – He died in New York City on the 17th of October, at the age of 50.