Kelly and Leon’s Minstrels

Event Information

Venue(s):
Kelly and Leon's Minstrels Hall (720 Broadway)

Event Type:
Minstrel

Record Information

Status:
Published

Last Updated:
28 August 2017

Performance Date(s) and Time(s)

13 Apr 1868, Evening
14 Apr 1868, Evening
15 Apr 1868, Evening
16 Apr 1868, Evening
17 Apr 1868, Evening
18 Apr 1868, Evening

Program Details

The Grand Dutch S was not performed on 04/11/68 and 04/13/68 because Francis Leon was ill.

Performers and/or Works Performed

2)
aka Gypsy warblers

Citations

1)
Advertisement: New York Herald, 12 April 1868.
2)
Announcement: New York Herald, 13 April 1868, 7.

"Clever burlesque."

3)
Announcement: New York Clipper, 18 April 1868, 14.

“The ninetieth performance of Leon’s burlesque of the ‘Grand Dutch S’ takes place at Kelly and Leon’s Minstrel Hall this evening. Without doubt it has proved one of the most successful Ethiopian burlesques ever witnessed in this city. Crowded audiences continue to witness its nightly production, and it promises to enjoy quite an extended run. In the Olio, Hogan and Hughes’ double song and dance and cloggists continue in favor with the public.”

4)
Advertisement: New York Clipper, 18 April 1868, 15.
5)
Announcement: New York Clipper, 25 April 1868, 22.

Announces cancellation of The Grand Dutch S on the 11th and 13th.