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Event Information

Academy of Music

John P. Cooke [cond.-comp.-vocal]

Price: $.50

Event Type:
Minstrel, Variety / Vaudeville

Record Information


Last Updated:
9 September 2010

Performance Date(s) and Time(s)

30 Oct 1862, 7:30 PM

Program Details

Other perfomers, including additional actors from New Bowery Theatre.

Order of program:
The Conjugal Lesson
The Irish Lion
Bryants’ Minstrels
The Swiss Swain

COMMENT: See also the afternoon performance.

Performers and/or Works Performed

Text Author: Buckstone
Participants:  Mrs. Cool White (role: Mrs. Fitzig)
aka Rosetta; or, The village maid ; Rosetta; or, The mountain maid ; Rosetta, the mountain maid
Composer(s): Lee
Text Author: Webster


: Annals of the New York stage, v.7 [Odell], 0000, 512.
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.”
Advertisement: New York Herald, 30 October 1862, 7.
Announcement: New-York Daily Tribune, 30 October 1862, 3.
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.”
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; and in the evening, Bryants. . . . [Mrs. Cool White] is said to have been well received.”