Forty Thieves

Event Information

Niblo's Garden

Proprietor / Lessee:
Henry C. Jarrett
Henry Palmer

Manager / Director:
Henry C. Jarrett
Henry Palmer

Record Information


Last Updated:
24 May 2019

Performance Date(s) and Time(s)

29 Mar 1869, Evening
30 Mar 1869, Evening
31 Mar 1869, Evening
01 Apr 1869, Evening
02 Apr 1869, Evening
03 Apr 1869, Evening

Performers and/or Works Performed

aka Ali Baba; Phorty thieves
Text Author: Sheridan, Colman Jr.
Participants:  Lydia Thompson Company


Advertisement: New York Herald, 29 March 1869.
Advertisement: New-York Times, 29 March 1869, 7.
Announcement: New-York Times, 29 March 1869, 5.

“The change of songs, &c., which is to be made in the ‘Forty Thieves,’ will not be made just yet. More time is required for the elaboration of certain mechanical jokes which are necessary for the full effect of the whole, and the managers have determined to postpone the production rather than present these efforts of wit in an incomplete state. No change is required at Niblo’s, however; the old nonsense still continues to attract new audiences.”