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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
ArmandeCoryphée
ArtoisCoryphée
Miss AtkinsSapphire
Stalacta's Attendant
George AtkinsGreppo
his drudge
E. BarryWolfgar
a gypsy ruffian
St. BertrandCoryphée
J. W. BlaisdellCount Wolfenstein
Marie BonfantiParisienne Ballet Troupe
George BonifaceRodolphe
a poor artist
Annie Kemp BowlerStalacta
Queen of the Golden Realm
Miss. BrownCoralbud
Stalacta's Attendant
J.G. BurnettVon Puffengruntz
the Count's steward
Milly CavendishCarline
Rose CheriCoryphée
F. ClarkRed Glare
the Recording Demon
Miss ConsollEmeraldine
Stalacta's Attendant
David CostaParisienne Ballet Troupe
Helene DelvalCoryphée
Rose DelvalCoryphée
Marie DocheCoryphée
Marie DuclosParisienne Ballet Troupe
EliseCoryphée
F. EllisBruno
his companion
Sharkskin
Amphibea
Mr. EvansMulletmug
Amphibea
Hernandez FosterDragonfin
Amphibea
Mr. GageYellowscale
Gnome
GuiseppeParisienne Ballet Troupe
HeleneCoryphée
Miss HodgesGarnet
Stalacta's Attendant
E. B. HolmesZamiel
the arch-fiend
Fleur JollieCoryphée
Miss JosephineScintilla
Stalacta's Attendant
LacroixCoryphée
Mr. LawPinchback
Gnome
Frank LittleIan
LuisidiParisienne Ballet Troupe
MarieCoryphée
Giovana MazzeriParisienne Ballet Troupe
Louisa MazzeriParisienne Ballet Troupe
Miss McLeanAmythysta
Stalacta's Attendant
Mr. MilesSplayfoot
Amphibea
C. H. MortonHertzog
the Black Crook, an alchymist and sorcerer
Rose MortonAmina
betrothed to Rodolphe
Miss MoseleyRubyblossom
Stalacta's Attendant
NathileCoryphée
PaulinaParisienne Ballet Troupe
PortoisCoryphée
Leoni PortoisCoryphée
Mr. PrayStickleback
Amphibea
Mr. RendleSkuldawelp
familiar to Hertzog
Miss RichardsonCrystaline
Stalacta's Attendant
Betty RiglParisienne Ballet Troupe
Emily RiglCoryphée
Rita SangalliParisienne Ballet Troupe
Mr. SnowdenCuttlekonk
Amphibea
Mr. TuttleNuggetnose
Gnome
UrbanCoryphée
H. WeaverCasper
a peasant
Hackletooth
Amphibea
Mr. WebbGolddust
Gnome
Mr. WellsSmelterface
Gnome
Mary WellsDame Barbara
her foster mother
Mr. WestSpangleneck
Gnome
Miss C. WhitlockRosetta
a peasant
Mr. WillisEeleye
Amphibea
ZuardiParisienne Ballet Troupe
Amelie ZuccoliParisienne Ballet Troupe
Eugenia ZuccoliParisienne Ballet Troupe
music by Thomas Baker
(Unless otherwise noted)

ACT 1 Sung By
Early in the MorningCarline
Naughty, Naughty Man
(music by George Bicknell; lyrics by Theodore Kennick)
Carline
ACT 2 Sung By
Flow On, Silver StreamStalacta (Queen of the Golden Realm)
(The) Power of LoveStalacta (Queen of the Golden Realm)