White Fawn

Event Information

Niblo's Garden

Proprietor / Lessee:
William Wheatley

Manager / Director:
William Wheatley

Event Type:
Play With Music

Record Information


Last Updated:
8 August 2017

Performance Date(s) and Time(s)

24 Feb 1868, 7:30 PM
25 Feb 1868, 7:30 PM
26 Feb 1868, 7:30 PM
27 Feb 1868, 7:30 PM
28 Feb 1868, 7:30 PM
29 Feb 1868, Matinee
29 Feb 1868, 7:30 PM

Program Details

Increased orchestra and full chorus.

Owing to the indisposition of Fanny Stockton, Mrs. Mark Smith performed her role at three (unidentified) evening performances this week (see New York Clipper review).

Performers and/or Works Performed


Advertisement: New York Herald, 23 February 1868.
Advertisement: New-York Times, 24 February 1868, 7.
Review: New-York Times, 24 February 1868, 5.

“Fortune, which frowned at first, seems now to fawn upon the spectacle at Niblo’s. That picturesque bewilderment, ‘The White Fawn’ runs smoothly and successfully, giving rich stores of pleasure to town and country, and rich stores of money to the management.”

Review: New-York Times, 25 February 1868, 4.

“There was even a slender attendance at Niblo’s to see the ‘White Fawn,’ yet that new spectacle has scarcely ever been better played.”

Announcement: New-York Times, 29 February 1868, 5.
Review: New York Clipper, 07 March 1868, 382.

The Fiftieth Performance of the ‘White Fawn’ at Niblo’s Garden, takes place on Friday evening, March 6th. Several evenings the past week there were a number of vacant seats in the parquet circle, which may be accounted for by the bad weather. When we take into consideration the great run of the ‘Black Crook,’ the one hundred performances of ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream,’ and the fact that the ‘Fawn’ is by no means as attractive a was the ‘Crook,’ the management cannot be but satisfied with the patronage bestowed upon the ‘Fawn,’ averaging, as the houses have about [illeg…—could be “fifteen”] hundred dollars nightly. In consequence of the indisposition of Fanny Stockton three evenings the past week, Mrs. Mark Smith played her role in a satisfactory manner. Lizzie Willmore has become a great favorite with the habitués, and her singing of ‘I Love the Military,’ is heartily applauded each evening. Owing to the great labor already imposed upon the several artists in the terpsichorean and vocal department, no repetition is allowed.”