This Weekend: “The Black Crook”


In 1866 (150 years ago), a show called The Black Crook opened at Niblo’s Garden that has been credited with everything from being the first musical comedy, to having been the Cradle of Burlesque (the dance elements were actually closer to what we think of as ballet). The Black Crook was thus a kind of American theatrical Garden of Eden. As you can guess, I am a LITTLE excited about the fact that a version is being revived at the Abron’s Arts Center, not so very far from its original production. Previews start tomorrow night; opening night is Monday. And I will be there with bells on. Look for our review here next week. Tickets and more info are here:

One Response to “This Weekend: “The Black Crook””

  1. Curioser and Curioser–interesting to hear what you think!!

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