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The Black Crook   

Niblo's Garden, (9/12/1866 - 1/04/1868)
First Preview: Total Previews: 0
Opening Date: Sep 12, 1866    
Closing Date: Jan 04, 1868 Total Performances: 475

Category: Musical, Spectacle, Extravaganza, Original, Broadway
Description: An Original, Grand, Romantic Magical and Spectacular Drama in Four Acts, 17 Scenes.
Setting: Harz Mountains of Germany. 1600.
Comments: Considered to be the first American musical



Production Staff
Produced by Henry C. Jarrett and Harry Palmer; Produced by arrangement with William Wheatley
Written by Charles M. Barras; Lyrics by Theodore Kennick; Music by Thomas Baker; Additional music by George Bicknell; Additional lyrics by Theodore Kennick
Directed by William Wheatley; Ballets directed by David Costa
Scenic Design by Richard Marston, J. E. Hayes, R. S. Smith, D. A. Strong, F. W. Seaver, W. Wallack and Brothers Drew; Costume Design by M. Phillipe and Madame Costa; Gas contrivances by Charles Murray; Calcium lights by Charles Seward
Stage Manager: LJ Vincent
Conducted by Harvey B. Dodworth
Properties and appointments by S. Wallis
Cast
Armande
Coryphée
Artois
Coryphée
Miss Atkins
Sapphire
Stalacta's Attendant
George Atkins
Greppo
his drudge
E. Barry
Wolfgar
a gypsy ruffian
St. Bertrand
Coryphée
J. W. Blaisdell
Count Wolfenstein
Marie Bonfanti
Parisienne Ballet Troupe
George Boniface
Rodolphe
a poor artist
Annie Kemp Bowler
Stalacta
Queen of the Golden Realm
Miss Brown
Coralbud
Stalacta's Attendant
J.G. Burnett
Von Puffengruntz
the Count's steward
Milly Cavendish
Carline
Rose Cheri
Coryphée
F. Clark
Red Glare
the Recording Demon
Miss Consoll
Emeraldine
Stalacta's Attendant
David Costa
Parisienne Ballet Troupe
Helene Delval
Coryphée
Rose Delval
Coryphée
Marie Doche
Coryphée
Marie Duclos
Parisienne Ballet Troupe
Elise
Coryphée
F. Ellis
Bruno
his companion
Sharkskin
Amphibea
Mr. Evans
Mulletmug
Amphibea
Hernandez Foster
Dragonfin
Amphibea
Mr. Gage
Yellowscale
Gnome
Guiseppe
Parisienne Ballet Troupe
Helene
Coryphée
Miss Hodges
Garnet
Stalacta's Attendant
E. B. Holmes
Zamiel
the arch-fiend
Fleur Jollie
Coryphée
Miss Josephine
Scintilla
Stalacta's Attendant
Lacroix
Coryphée
Mr. Law
Pinchback
Gnome
Frank Little
Ian
Luisidi
Parisienne Ballet Troupe
Marie
Coryphée
Giovana Mazzeri
Parisienne Ballet Troupe
Louisa Mazzeri
Parisienne Ballet Troupe
Miss McLean
Amythysta
Stalacta's Attendant
Mr. Miles
Splayfoot
Amphibea
C. H. Morton
Hertzog
the Black Crook, an alchymist and sorcerer
Rose Morton
Amina
betrothed to Rodolphe
Miss Moseley
Rubyblossom
Stalacta's Attendant
Nathile
Coryphée
Paulina
Parisienne Ballet Troupe
Portois
Coryphée
Leoni Portois
Coryphée
Mr. Pray
Stickleback
Amphibea
Mr. Rendle
Skuldawelp
familiar to Hertzog
Miss Richardson
Crystaline
Stalacta's Attendant
Betty Rigl
Parisienne Ballet Troupe
Emily Rigl
Coryphée
Rita Sangalli
Parisienne Ballet Troupe
Mr. Snowden
Cuttlekonk
Amphibea
Mr. Tuttle
Nuggetnose
Gnome
Urban
Coryphée
H. Weaver
Casper
a peasant
Hackletooth
Amphibea
Mr. Webb
Golddust
Gnome
Mr. Wells
Smelterface
Gnome
Mary Wells
Dame Barbara
her foster mother
Mr. West
Spangleneck
Gnome
Miss C. Whitlock
Rosetta
a peasant
Mr. Willis
Eeleye
Amphibea
Zuardi
Parisienne Ballet Troupe
Amelie Zuccoli
Parisienne Ballet Troupe
Eugenia Zuccoli
Parisienne Ballet Troupe
music by Thomas Baker
(Unless otherwise noted)
ACT 1 Sung By
Early in the Morning Carline
Naughty, Naughty Man
(music by George Bicknell; lyrics by Theodore Kennick)
Carline
ACT 2 Sung By
Flow On, Silver Stream Stalacta (Queen of the Golden Realm)
(The) Power of Love Stalacta (Queen of the Golden Realm)
   
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