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The Black Crook

First Preview: Sep 07, 2016

Opening Date: Sep 17, 2016

Closing Date: Oct 07, 2016

Running Time: 02:15

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Playing @

Abrons Arts Center

466 Grand St New York, NY 10002

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World Premiere
In September 2016 The Black Crook – often considered to be the first piece of musical theatre that conforms to the modern notion of a "book musical" – celebrates its 150th anniversary, marking the rumored birth of the American Musical. 

From the rubble of the Civil War, The Black Crook emerged taking an entire country by storm; an unprecedented commercial juggernaut that contributed, whether first musical or no, to a popular melting-pot entertainment that blended art both high and low. The Black Crook is an origin story for the spectacle that is America, and 150 years after the fact, it will be exhumed once again. 

Writer: Charles M. Barras
Director: Joshua William Gelb
Artistic Producer: Moe Yousuf

Age Guidance

Age Guidance: 13

Show Notes

Show Notes: 1 Intermission

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Directions Bus

Number 22 and Number 9 buses run from the Lower West Side of Manhattan. The No. 9 stops at East Broadway and Clinton Streets (follow subway directions from there), and the No 22 stops at Montgomery and Madison (walk one block to Montgomery and Henry). The M14 runs along 14th Street and then turns south toward the Lower East Side. Exit at Grand Street and Montgomery and walk two blocks to Henry


Accessible on same level as lobby

Directions Subway

Take the F Train to the East Broadway stop. Exit on East Broadway and walk east- away from Chinatown




Accessible from street level

Water Fountain

Must walk down three steps in order to use water fountains.

Assisted Listening System


Wheelchair Info

Accommodations can be made. Please call in advance.

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