Black Crook

Event Information

Niblo's Garden

Proprietor / Lessee:
William Wheatley

Manager / Director:
William Wheatley

Price: $1 parquet and dress circle; $.50 family circle

Event Type:
Play With Music

Record Information


Last Updated:
26 January 2016

Performance Date(s) and Time(s)

13 May 1867, Evening
14 May 1867, Evening
15 May 1867, Evening
16 May 1867, Evening
17 May 1867, Evening
18 May 1867, Evening
18 May 1867, 1:00 PM

Performers and/or Works Performed


Advertisement: New-York Times, 13 May 1867, 7.
Article: New York Clipper, 18 May 1867, 46, 1st col., bottom.

Paragraph discussing profitability to Manager Wheatley of adding more “legs.” 

Review: New York Clipper, 25 May 1867, 54, col. 1.

Letter to “Seraphic Charmer,” a bewitching countertenor; poem: “Domestic Epigram,” extolling legs in the performance.  “While Manager Wheatley is seeing the sights of Paris, thousands of his friends are seeing the sights he has provided for them at Niblo’s, where the spectacle of the ‘Black Crook’ has entered upon its two hundred and fiftieth something representation.  The great new transformation scene, which has been in preparation for months past, is now nearly completed and will be opened to the public on the 27th inst.”