Black Crook

Event Information

Niblo's Garden

Proprietor / Lessee:
William Wheatley

Manager / Director:
William Wheatley

Price: $.75; $1 secured dress circle; $1.50 reserved parquet and parquet circle; $.50 family circle; $8, $10 private boxes.

Record Information


Last Updated:
25 June 2014

Performance Date(s) and Time(s)

03 Dec 1866, Evening
04 Dec 1866, Evening
05 Dec 1866, Evening
06 Dec 1866, Evening
07 Dec 1866, Evening
08 Dec 1866, Evening
08 Dec 1866, 1:00 PM

Program Details

Saturday matinee, $1 all parts of the house.

Performers and/or Works Performed


Review: New-York Times, 03 December 1866, 4.

“At this popular [illeg.] singular and novel spectacle is presented every night, and will be for some time to come. It is known among the people by the significant title of the ‘Black Crook,’ but might quite as well be called the ‘Yellow Dog’ or the ‘Piebald Pigeon.’ Its attraction consists in a series of very artistic tableaux, a vast amount of beautiful ballet dancing, and several spectacular and scenic effects that are far superior to anything ever seen here before. Mlle. Bonfanti, Mlle. Sangalli, Mlle. Betty Rigal, the three premieres danseuses are admirable exponents of three totally distinct types of dancing, and are well worth setting; so is the ‘Black Crook.’

Announcement: New York Post, 07 December 1866.
Announcement: New York Clipper, 08 December 1866, 278.
Announcement: New-York Times, 08 December 1866, 4.