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Happy 200th Birthday, Mr. Wheatley!

December 3, 2016, 7:00pm8:30pm



Love musicals? Then you won’t want to miss this musical tribute to the guy who got it all started. William Wheatley (1816 – 1876) Green-Wood permanent resident and stage star produced The Black Crook, the first American musical. Think of it — the actors acted and sang — and boy did they sing! The show was five hours long and ran for a record-breaking 474 performances at the famed Niblo’s Garden. What got audiences so excited? This your chance to find out.


But that’s not all! Songs written, performed, and produced by other Green-Wood residents – including a jingle for five cent cigars, ballads from classic Broadway productions, and a tiny bit of disco – will make this celebration of Wheatley’s 200th birthday a party not to be missed! Be sure to save room for cake!


$30 for members of Green-Wood and BHS/$35 for non-members.


This event will be held in our Historic Chapel and will take place rain or shine. Click here for our inclement weather policy.

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Click the “Enter promotional code here (members, use your ID#)” link in the bottom right corner of the ticket box and enter your ID number to apply your ticket discount. Please note that the Senior, Individual and Student membership levels are limited to only one Member Ticket per event (for additional tickets, please purchase at the regular price).


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December 3, 2016
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