Connie Soogah

Event Information

Niblo's Garden

Proprietor / Lessee:
William Wheatley

Event Type:
Play With Music

Record Information


Last Updated:
2 March 2015

Performance Date(s) and Time(s)

15 Feb 1864, 7:30 PM
16 Feb 1864, 7:30 PM
17 Feb 1864, 7:30 PM
18 Feb 1864, 7:30 PM
19 Feb 1864, 7:30 PM
20 Feb 1864, 7:30 PM

Program Details

Benefit of Charles Gayler on Friday.
Benefit of Mr. and Mrs. Williams on Saturday.

With other performers.

Performers and/or Works Performed

Composer(s): Dodworth


Announcement: New York Post, 15 February 1864, 2.

Announcement: New-York Times, 15 February 1864, 4.

Advertisement: New York Herald, 19 February 1864.

Advertisement: New York Clipper, 20 February 1864, 359.

Announcement: New-York Times, 20 February 1864, 9.

“Last appearance and the farewell benefit” of the Williams.

Review: New-York Times, 22 February 1864, 4.

“The cold weather and the religious season interfered materially with the steady flow of prosperity at some of our places of amusement last week. Those establishments that appealed to the Hibernian element were damaged most severly from the latter cause: and in fact, ‘business’ tumbled down so rapidly that it was found judicious to hastily shelve the ‘Irish Drama.’  Mr. and Mrs. Barney Williams closed their engagement at Niblo’s on Saturday – giving Mr. Gaylor [sic], the author of the 'Connie Soogah,' a benefit on the previous night."

Review: New York Clipper, 27 February 1864, 363.

“But very abruptly, it seems to us, these capital entertainers have brought their appearances to a close, their last representation of the ‘Jolly Peddler,’ and their final bow for the present having taken place on the 20th inst.  They have made a very interesting pile of currency since they have been with us.”

Review: New York Clipper, 27 February 1864, 363.

“The cause of the somewhat sudden termination of Mr. Williams’ performances at Niblo’s, is said to be owing to bodily injuries which Mr. W. met with last week, and which are of a painful character.  The engagement of Mr. and Mrs. Williams has proved to be one of the most successful ever played in this city, and report says, it has netted the couple $30,000!”