Black Crook

Event Information

Niblo's Garden

Manager / Director:
William Wheatley

Event Type:
Play With Music

Record Information


Last Updated:
13 February 2016

Performance Date(s) and Time(s)

16 Sep 1867, Evening
17 Sep 1867, Evening
18 Sep 1867, Evening
19 Sep 1867, Evening
20 Sep 1867, Evening
21 Sep 1867, Evening

Performers and/or Works Performed


Announcement: New York Clipper, 14 September 1867, 182.

“The anniversary of the ‘Black Crook’ takes place at Niblo’s on Wednesday evening, the 18th inst.  On this evening the three hundred and sixty-fifth performance – including Matinees – will take place.”

Advertisement: New-York Times, 16 September 1867, 7.
Announcement: New-York Times, 17 September 1867.

“The latest novelty in the presentation of the ‘Black Crook’ is a ‘mechanical donkey,’ a new and original character, who is very appropriately assigned to play with Greppo in the last act.  The invention is close enough to reality, and seemed to afford much amusement to the immense crowd of spectators last evening.”