A Trip to Chinatown. 1890s

A Trip to Chinatown held the record for many years as the longest-running play or musical.

Harris, Charles K. After the Ball. As sung by J. Aldrich Libbey... in Hoyt's "A trip to Chinatown".
Boston: Oliver Ditson Company, 1898.
This song, added to the show during by a road company, became one of the most popular in the play.
Sheet Music Collection

Songs from Hoyt's A trip to Chinatown / Hoyt & Thomas, proprietors; Frank McKee, general manager ; music by Percy Gaunt.
New York : T.B. Harms & Co., c1892
Includes "The Bowery", the best-known of the play's original songs.
Harris Collection of American Poetry and Plays


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