- Pitou, Augustus
- (1843-1915)Born in New York, Augustus Pitou began his acting career in a small role in Edwin Booth's Hamlet in 1867 and continued in Booth's company for a few seasons. He was a member of the inaugural company at Kansas City's Coates Opera House during the 1870-1871 season. Then he settled in New York to manage, at various times, Booth's Theatre, the Fifth Avenue Theatre, the Fourteenth Street Theatre, and the Grand Opera House. He also managed several stars, including Robert B. Mantell, Rose Coghlan, William Scanlan, and Chauncey Olcott, and served as Olcott's agent as well as producing and writing librettos for romantic musical dramas for the Irish tenor, including Sweet Inniscarra (1897), A Romance of Athlone (1899), Garrett O'Magh (1901), Old Limerick Town (1902), Terence (1904), Edmund Burke (1905), Eileen Asthore (1906), O'Neill of Derry (1907), Ragged Robin (1910), Barry of Ballymore (1911), and Macushla (1912). His 1914 memoir is titled Masters of the Show.
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