4 Feb 1860 New York Times p 7 col 5
WINTER GARDEN. TO NIGHT WILL BE PRE'KNTED An adaptation, by JOSEPH JEFFfittSOK, of Charles Dickens' beautiful bon-e story. , OLIVER TWIST Written la the early bloom of his genius, while his profession of reporter brought him happily for the world, and what is beautiful within it in daiiy contact with strange srenes and strange men and strange manners, the story of Oliver Twiat develope more strongly thsn any other of Dickens' works that passion for picture, that large aad loving humanity, that eeep sympathy with human Buffering, ana ail tbat is g od and noble, however poor and lowly, oa this earth, which has made hia name. . la a thousand of households, a nsme of b.essing, and stamped him as the most earnest champion now living of family life ard virtue, and the eternal foe of selfishness snd vice. Long before aught of hi found a heme ia prist, little Paul, snd little Nell, and little Oliver, had fuund a home tn his big beart.aad there he warmed them and warmed tbeu, until the fire caught the mind, aad the mind touefced the heart, and forth sprang a story, a story full of all thote sad thiogs, and gay things, ho had met in his daily walks in life, full of quaint fancies and genial figures, full of smaller gel voioes and little merry bells and cheerlul crackling fire, full of peer li tile children cast helplessly on cold, cold streets, aad of ogres and fiends in human shape, who beat the at aad kept them to hard work full, ia fact, of all the features of London humanity, as seen by Charles Dickens. Full of such is the story of OLIVER TWIST. - Which has been adapted for the stage by Jossra Jsr-yxxsoN, and will be presented at the Garden ea THIS (Saturday) NIGHT. Feb. 4. All the great acting ia simply individual nature directed by mimetic art and tbe extraordinary adaptiailiay of tbe gieat artists now gathered at tho Winter Gardea to represent the powerful type of characters contained in tbe story, first suggested to Mr. Jefferson the revival and fre.h adaptation of this drama, which, it may bo remrmbwred. created on its production at the Park, many year since, so strong an excitement. The character of Nancy 8ykes,then played by Charlotte Gush-man, being tbe character in which tho first clutched her dramatic crown, will be sustained by MATILDA HERON-. Fagia, the Jew, and BUI Sykes will find representatives n J. W. WALLACE. Jr.. and GE0RSE JORDAN, and never perhaps, a t whole, did charartors fall into she hand of artists better fitted to them thaa those who will constitute the dramatic picture on Thursday night. Matilda Heron .as. . . Nancy 8 vkee J. W. Wallack Gtorge Jordan T. B. Johnston George Holland Mrs.W. R. Blake.... looe Burke Mr.J. II. Stoddart.. .as. .... . Fagln.the Jew Bill Sykes ...The Artfol Dodger B usable Mrs. Coraey Oliver Twist Mr. Brownlow a... Mrs. J. H. Stoddart.. .as. ..Mrs. Bedwiu Mr. Cline as Tobv Crack et : Mr. Poniai aa Fans-. Mr. Brown as Noah Clay pole ; Mr Tree as Charley Bates ; Miss Pecor a Rose Maylio ; Miss Gimber as Charlotte ; Miss Waters as Susan. The scenery for this drama has been palatod by MR. HAYS, MR. RIVIERE, MR. PERKINS. The descriptive music has been composed by MR. ROBERT STOEPEL. Doors open at T. Commence at 7J o'clock. Box hook open fourteen day s in advance.