Black Crook

Event Information

Niblo's Garden

Proprietor / Lessee:
William Wheatley

Manager / Director:
William Wheatley

Price: $1, parquet and dress circle; $.50, family circle

Event Type:
Play With Music

Record Information


Last Updated:
5 January 2016

Performance Date(s) and Time(s)

15 Apr 1867, 7:30 PM
16 Apr 1867, 7:30 PM
17 Apr 1867, 7:30 PM
18 Apr 1867, 7:30 PM
19 Apr 1867, 7:30 PM
20 Apr 1867, 1:00 PM
20 Apr 1867, 7:30 PM

Performers and/or Works Performed


Advertisement: New-York Times, 01 April 1867, 7.
Review: New-York Daily Tribune, 15 April 1867, 4.

No mention of music.

Review: New York Clipper, 27 April 1867, 21, 2d col., top.

“Passion Week, although always looked upon by managers as the dullest week in the whole season, did not prove dull to manager Wheatley, whatever it did to others, as the audiences to witness the ‘Black Crook’ were quite large. On the 16th the crowd appeared to be as great as during the first week of the production of this spectacle; the passageway behind the parquet circle was so crowded that it was almost impossible for any one to reach the aisles after the first act was over. By judicious pruning the piece is now out at twenty minutes past ten, which is half an hour earlier than of late. The first night it played to nine minutes past one. It will be several weeks before the Masquerade Scene will be introduced, as it is expected to be a grand affair, and will therefore, take some time to complete all the arrangements. It is not to take the place of the ‘Amazonian March,’ as reported, although given in the same act. The additional corps de ballet engaged in Europe have not yet left, nor will they until after Mr. Wheatley’s arrival there.”