Bryants’ Minstrels

Event Information

Venue(s):
Bryants’ Minstrel Hall

Event Type:
Minstrel

Record Information

Status:
Published

Last Updated:
11 March 2018

Performance Date(s) and Time(s)

07 Sep 1868, 8:00 PM
08 Sep 1868, 8:00 PM
09 Sep 1868, 8:00 PM
10 Sep 1868, 8:00 PM
11 Sep 1868, 8:00 PM
12 Sep 1868, 8:00 PM

Program Details

Ill-true-bad-doer, the burlesque on Verdi’s Il Trovatore, includes “The Grand tower,” “Castle by moonlight,” and “The Miserere chorus.”

Performers and/or Works Performed

2)
Participants:  Nelse [minstrel] Seymour (role: The Lawyer)
4)
aka Stump orator; Any other man
5)
Composer(s): Lingard
Participants:  Dan Bryant
6)
aka We are the happiest couple out
7)
aka Ill truebaddoer; Ill true bad doer; Trovatore [burlesque]
Text Author: Eugene

Citations

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Advertisement: New York Herald, 07 September 1868.
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Advertisement: New-York Times, 07 September 1868, 7.
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Announcement: New York Herald, 08 September 1868.

“The programmes of our various minstrel halls remain unchanged. Good bills, full houses and plenty of fun are at present the general order of affairs in the world of minstrelsy. Bryants’ gives us ‘Ill-True-Bad-Doer,’ with a ‘Miserere Chorus.’”

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Announcement: New-York Daily Tribune, 08 September 1868, 5.
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Advertisement: New York Clipper, 12 September 1868, 183.
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Review: New York Clipper, 19 September 1868, 190.

“Johnny Pearce was added to the company on the 7th and appeared during the week in Billy Morris’ sketch called ‘A Perplexing Predicament,’ with Nelse Seymour as the lawyer. Unsworth appeared in a new banjo solo last week, which was encored.  He also gave his stump speech of ‘Any Other Man.’ Dan Bryants’ performance of ‘Capt. Jinks’ appears to be as popular as was ‘Old Times Rocks’ at the old place on Broadway years ago, for he is encored each evening. Hogan and Hughes, two clever song and dance performers, gave ‘The Happiest Couple Out.’ Business was fair all the past week.  Brougham’s burlesque on Orphee aux Enfers is in active preparation.”