White Fawn

Event Information

Niblo's Garden

Manager / Director:
William Wheatley

Howard Glover

Event Type:
Play With Music

Record Information


Last Updated:
18 September 2017

Performance Date(s) and Time(s)

27 Apr 1868, Evening
28 Apr 1868, Evening
29 Apr 1868, Evening
30 Apr 1868, Evening
01 May 1868, Evening
02 May 1868, Evening
02 May 1868, 1:00 PM

Performers and/or Works Performed


Advertisement: New York Herald, 26 April 1868.
Announcement: New York Herald, 27 April 1868, 3.
Advertisement: New-York Times, 27 April 1868, 7.
Review: New-Yorker Staats-Zeitung und Herold, 28 April 1868.

“The brilliant, many-scened but all-too-lascivious magic trick White Fawn, which witnessed its hundredth performance on Saturday, has obtained, in the childish shoes of the German dancer Hedwig Schläger, a new and very attractive addition. The ten-year-old young Terpsichore has attained, at her tender age, astonishing accomplishments and approbation. She knows how to bring in her wide, captivating knowledge of dance. The soloists Marie Bonfanti and Augusta Söhlke are also first-rate dancers. The White Fawn, despite all the moralists, draws a full house every evening.”

Review: New York Herald, 29 April 1868, 9.

“Niblo’s.—‘The White Fawn.’—The new changes in the successor of the far-famed ‘Black Crook’ have brought up the houses again to their original standard. The music and leadership of Howard Glover, the artistic and beautiful singing of Miss Fanny Stockton and the quaint humor of Mark Smith serve as a foil to the bewildering scenery, the numerous tableaux, the graceful dancing of Sohlke and Bonfanti and the grand transformation scene that closes the wonderful pageant. Mlle. De Rosa, the first danseuse in Europe, makes her debut in this theatre next week. Miss Lucy Egerton makes a charming prince, and the rising bath at the end of the second act is one of the most beautiful effects ever produced on our stage.”

Announcement: New-York Times, 30 April 1868, 4.

Additional changes to the ballet.

Review: New York Clipper, 02 May 1868, 30.

Notes one hundreth performance.