Niblo’s Garden

Event Information

Niblo's Garden

Event Type:
Play With Music

Record Information


Last Updated:
15 December 2010

Performance Date(s) and Time(s)

23 Nov 1863, 7:30 PM
24 Nov 1863, 7:30 PM
25 Nov 1863, 7:30 PM
26 Nov 1863, 7:30 PM
27 Nov 1863, 7:30 PM
28 Nov 1863, 7:30 PM

Program Details

Performers and/or Works Performed


Advertisement: New York Herald, 14 November 1863.

“[A]ll dramas, comedies, and burlesques will be produced in a scale of magnificence heretofore unknown in the United States. . . . [F]or the last month, artists, musicians, costumers and carpenters have been busily engaged in order to perfect every arrangement.”

Advertisement: New York Herald, 21 November 1863.

Advertisement: New-York Times, 21 November 1863, 7.

“First appearance of Mr. and Mrs. Barney Williams, the celebrated comedians and original impersonations of Irish and Yankee life. . . . Mr. and Mrs. Barney Williams will appear, supported by a highly talented company.  The pieces mounted with all the adjuncts of new scenery, costumes, accession and music proverbial to this popular establishment.”

Advertisement: New York Herald, 23 November 1863.

Review: New York Herald, 24 November 1863.

No mention of music.  The public appreciate the “genuine Celtic humor and mellifluous brogue of Barney Williams and the inimitable Yankee drollery of his charming wife. . . . The house was crammed from pit to dome.”

Announcement: New York Clipper, 28 November 1863, 259.

Review: New York Clipper, 05 December 1863, 267.
“Williams and his wife had a brilliant welcome . . . the spacious edifice being completely filled with one of the most enthusiastic audiences we have ever seen.”