The Leather Patch

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The Leather Patch
Written by Edward Harrigan
Date premiered February 1886 (New York)
Place premiered Park Theatre
Original language English
Genre Comedic play

The Leather Patch is an 1886 comedic play by Edward Harrigan with songs by David Braham. It debuted at Harrigan's Park Theatre in New York City on February 15, 1886 and ran though May.[1][2]


  • Edward Harrigan as Jeremiah McCarthy
  • John Wild as Jefferson Putnam
  • Dan Callver as Caroline Hyer
  • M.J. Bradley as Airy McCafferty
  • James Fox as Linda Corncover
  • Harry Fisher as Judge Herman Doebler
  • A.C. Moreland as Counselor Delancey Wriggle
  • Richard Quilber as Jimmy the Kyd
  • Annie Yeamans as Madeline McCarthy[3]
  • Amy Lee as Libby O'Dooley
  • Nella Wetherill as Mrs. O'Dooley
  • Annie Langdon as Nellie Conroy
  • Kate Langdon as Jennie Crimmons[4]


None of the songs composed by Braham for the play turned out to be hits.[2][5]

  • Baxter Avenue
  • Denny Grady's Hack
  • It Showered Again
  • Put on Your Bridal Veil


  1. ^ (16 February 1886). The Leather Patch, The New York Times
  2. ^ a b Boardman, Gerald Martin. American Musical Theatre: A Chronicle, p. 94-95 (2011 ed.)
  3. ^ (9 November 1902). Sixty-Seven Years In the World, New York Tribune, p. 4
  4. ^ Park Theatre, The Theatre (April 12, 1886) (Vol I, No. 4, p. 122)
  5. ^ Finson, John W. (ed.) Edward Harrigan and David Braham - Collected Songs: 1883-1896. II., Volume 2; Volume 28, pp. 149-50 (1997)

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