Connie Soogah

Event Information

Niblo's Garden

Event Type:
Play With Music

Record Information


Last Updated:
20 July 2012

Performance Date(s) and Time(s)

12 Dec 1864, 7:45 PM
13 Dec 1864, 7:45 PM
14 Dec 1864, 7:45 PM
16 Dec 1864, 7:45 PM
17 Dec 1864, 7:45 PM
15 Dec 1865, 7:45 PM

Program Details

Connie Soogah includes the songs “Ellen Astore” and “Welcome all.”

Performers and/or Works Performed

aka Wearing of the green
Text Author: Gayler
Participants:  Maria [Mrs. Barney] Williams (role: Jumpin' Jewel)
Composer(s): Barker
Text Author: Crawford


Announcement: New York Herald, 12 December 1864, 4.

      Listed in “Amusements This Evening.”

Advertisement: New York Herald, 12 December 1864, 7.

      New scenery, costumes, appointments, and original music.

Announcement: New-York Times, 12 December 1864, 5.
Advertisement: New-York Times, 12 December 1864, 7.

      “Original Music.”

Announcement: New York Herald, 14 December 1864, 5.

      “This is the last week of the Connie Soogah, with its fine scenery and splendid scenic effects. . . The houses have been exceedingly good at Niblo’s since the engagement of the Irish Boy and the Yankee girl, and these fine December evenings are just the thing for theatre goers.”

Announcement: New York Clipper, 17 December 1864, 286.

      “The ‘Connie Soogah’ will no doubt have a long run, and we advise those who have not seen it to pay a visit to Niblo’s Garden.”

Review: New York Clipper, 24 December 1864, 294.

      “‘The Jumpin’ Jewel.’ – Mrs. Barney Williams and her sprightly husband, Barney, brought their performances in the ‘Connie Soogah’ to a close at Niblo’s Garden, on the 17th inst. It could have been run much longer—for it is a play of great “durency”—but preparations being made for the production of other novelties prevented it.”