Among Green-Wood’s 560,000 permanent residents are some of the most celebrated personalities of the American stage. On this trolley tour, you’ll discover actors, producers, composers and directors who left their mark on theater history.
With your tour guide, you will explore the world of William Niblo, whose theater in SoHo was the stage for the first American musical The Black Crook, produced in 1866 by William Wheatley; hear the tragic tale of Laura Keene, who was onstage at Ford’s Theatre when Lincoln was assassinated; and learn of Kate Claxton’s harrowing story of the fire that engulfed the Brooklyn Theatre in 1876 and killed 278 people. You’ll also visit Green-Wood’s modern Broadway legends Leonard Bernstein and Fred Ebb, whose songs are mainstays of American popular culture.
Reservations are recommended as seating is limited. If the event is not sold out, walk-ups will be accommodated on a first-come, first-served basis.