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Event Information

Venue(s):
Academy of Music

Conductor(s):
John P. Cooke [cond.-comp.-vocal]

Price: $.50

Event Type:
Minstrel, Variety / Vaudeville

Record Information

Status:
Published

Last Updated:
9 September 2010

Performance Date(s) and Time(s)

30 Oct 1862, 1:00 PM

Program Details

Other perfomers, including additional actors from New Bowery Theatre.

Order of program:
As Cool as a Cucumber
Wood’s Minstrels
The Loan of a Lover
The Rough Diamond

See also the evening performance.

Performers and/or Works Performed

2)
Text Author: Planché
4)
aka As cool as a cucumber
Text Author: Jerrold

Citations

1)
Announcement: New York Herald, 30 October 1862, 4.
Programs. “With such a programme the proceeds of the festival cannot fail to surpass those of last year.”
2)
Advertisement: New York Herald, 30 October 1862, 7.
3)
Announcement: New-York Daily Tribune, 30 October 1862, 3.
4)
Review: New-York Times, 02 November 1862, 6.
Says the event was on Friday, but ads in the NYT show a different event at the Academy on Friday, so it must be a mistake. “The two elaborate entertainments . . . proved a success of the first order. . . . Two thousand applicants were refused admittance. . . . The Wood and Bryant Minstrels held forth in song and dance.”
5)
Review: New York Clipper, 08 November 1862, 238.
“[A] great success. It is thought upwards of $5000 was cleared. In the afternoon, Wood’s Minstrels appeared.”