Kelly and Leon’s Minstrels

Event Information

Kelly and Leon's Minstrels Hall (720 Broadway)

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Last Updated:
12 July 2017

Performance Date(s) and Time(s)

02 Mar 1868, 8:00 PM
03 Mar 1868, 8:00 PM
04 Mar 1868, 8:00 PM
05 Mar 1868, 8:00 PM
06 Mar 1868, 8:00 PM
07 Mar 1868, 8:00 PM

Program Details

The Grand Dutch S included the pieces by Offenbach.

Performers and/or Works Performed


Announcement: New York Herald, 02 March 1868.
Advertisement: New York Herald, 02 March 1868.
Advertisement: New York Clipper, 07 March 1868, 383.

Some works.

Review: New York Clipper, 14 March 1868, 390.

“So long as the ‘Grand Dutch S’ continues to attract such crowded houses as it has the last three weeks at Kelly and Leon’s minstrel hall, we shall not find a change in the programme, except in the first part and the olio. Last week there was not an evening that the hall was not crowded, and on some evenings every available standing spot was occupied.In the olio S. S. Purdy and Nelse Seymour did a comic act called ‘Aeronauts,’and Sam Price, with his act of ‘Spiritualism,’ kept the audience in roars of laughter. Hogan and Hughes, two young men who have made rapid progress in their business in the past year, appeared in a double jig, which they executed very well. Since their first appearance at this hall they have improved each week, and are now excellent double. Cloggists, jiggists, and very funny in the comic Irish jig business.”