White Fawn

Event Information

Niblo's Garden

Proprietor / Lessee:
William Wheatley

Event Type:
Play With Music

Record Information


Last Updated:
23 June 2017

Performance Date(s) and Time(s)

17 Feb 1868, 7:30 PM
18 Feb 1868, 7:30 PM
19 Feb 1868, 7:30 PM
20 Feb 1868, 7:30 PM
21 Feb 1868, 7:30 PM
22 Feb 1868, Matinee
22 Feb 1868, 7:30 PM

Program Details

Increased orchestra and full chorus.

Performers and/or Works Performed


Advertisement: New York Herald, 17 February 1868.
Advertisement: New-York Times, 17 February 1868, 7.
Announcement: New-York Times, 17 February 1868, 4.
Review: New-York Times, 17 February 1868, 4.

“‘The White Fawn,’ surrounded by the pretty dears and gazed at by admiring bucks, at Niblo’s theatre, will, it is needless to say, revisit the glimpses of the lime-light moon every night until further notice. The same excitement which attended the production of the ‘Black Crook’ is now perceived at Niblo’s, and the same immigration from distant States and Territories to behold the ballet still exists. The dramatic performers, Messrs. Smith and Vining, Miss Wells, Miss Montague, and others, conscientiously do the best possible in their various personations, although the best ‘points’ in the play are reserved for the toes of the dancers.”

Review: New York Herald, 18 February 1868, 10.

“Niblo’s Garden.—The ‘White Fawn.’—The pulpit may fulminate its thunder and straight-faced morality may turn up its eyes, but the ‘White Fawn’ still attracts by the magnet of scenic beauty, a really fine ballet and a transformation finale, in which the art of stage management can no further go, immense houses, with the promise of a long continuance of the run. The house last night was crowded with eager observers. Probably they did not all go for the sake of art or for any particular love of the picturesque, although there is a good deal of both in the ‘White Fawn,’ and not a little of very attractive acting in the rôles assumed by Fanny Stockton and Mark Smith. However, the audience was there to enjoy and to applaud, and no doubt the hosts of our metropolitan community and our country neighbors who love the spectacular drama, or a spectacle without any drama at all, in which categorgy the ‘White Fawn’ probably finds herself, will continue to make it the duty and interest of the management to keep it on the stage for an indefinite period.”