Niblo’s Garden

Event Information

Niblo's Garden

Proprietor / Lessee:
Henry C. Jarrett
Henry Palmer

Manager / Director:
Henry C. Jarrett
Henry Palmer

Event Type:
Variety / Vaudeville

Record Information


Last Updated:
8 February 2020

Performance Date(s) and Time(s)

19 Jul 1869, Evening
20 Jul 1869, Evening
21 Jul 1869, Evening
22 Jul 1869, Evening
23 Jul 1869, Evening
24 Jul 1869, Evening

Program Details

The unidentified pantomime was performed “in the course of” Sinbad the sailor. Lydia Thompson did not appear because of a “severe indisposition;” Weathersby took her place. The corps de ballet consisted of twenty female dancers; their number seems to change every week.

Performers and/or Works Performed


Advertisement: New York Herald, 18 July 1869, 12.
Announcement: New York Herald, 19 July 1869, 6.

“The Lydia Thompson troupe of blonde burlesquers have reached the last week but one of their successful engagement at Niblo’s. ‘Sinbad,’ with the tumbling Lauri reinforcement, remains upon the bills, and is still vigorously applauded by the poorly drilled claqueurs, who invariably give vent to their pent-up sensations and enthusiasm at the wrong time. The piece is now made still further enjoyable by a corps de ballet of twenty young ladies, who do the ‘light fantastic’ in the ‘Diamond Valley,’ and by the grotesque Clodoche troupe, who wind up the burlesque with a new quadrille.”

Advertisement: New-York Times, 19 July 1869, 7.
Announcement: New York Herald, 21 July 1869, 7.

One of two announcements on the same page. “Miss Lydia Thompson is slowly recovering from her recent severe indisposition, and will probably make her reappearance at Niblo’s next Monday evening in the rollicking ‘Sinbad,’ which role for the past four weeks has been so ably filled by Miss Eliza Wethersby, one of the most vivacious and talented of blonde burlesquers that up to the present time have appeared in this city. Possessed of talent of no mean order, a good figure and a strong, sweet voice, Miss Wethersby would, with but very little study, prove as valuable an acquisition to the legitimate drama as she now is to burlesque.”

Advertisement: New York Clipper, 24 July 1869, 127.