Bryants’ Minstrels

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Bryants’ Minstrel Hall (E. 14th St.)

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Last Updated:
26 March 2018

Performance Date(s) and Time(s)

06 Jul 1868, Evening
07 Jul 1868, Evening
08 Jul 1868, Evening
09 Jul 1868, Evening
10 Jul 1868, Evening
11 Jul 1868, Matinee
11 Jul 1868, Evening

Performers and/or Works Performed

aka Song of the day dreamer
Composer(s): Glover
Text Author: Crawford
aka Guinea pig boy
Composer(s): Lingard
Text Author: Lingard
Participants:  Dan Bryant
Composer(s): Lingard
Participants:  Dan Bryant
Composer(s): Lingard
Text Author: Lingard
Participants:  Dan Bryant
aka As through the park we go; As thro' the park I go; All through the park I go
Composer(s): Lingard
Text Author: Lingard
aka That Deutsch gal that winked on me


Advertisement: New York Herald, 06 July 1868.
Advertisement: New-York Times, 06 July 1868, 7.
Advertisement: New York Clipper, 11 July 1868.
Review: New-York Times, 13 July 1868, 5.

Brief: “The Bryants go on swimmingly. Every one who laughs the heat off goes to the Bryants.”

Review: New York Clipper, 18 July 1868, 118.

“Bryants’ Minstrels had a succession of crowded houses during the past week. The programme offered was a good one, and the several acts in the olio as well as the singing in the first part were highly relished by the audience. In the first part Monroe Dempster sang in a feeling manner the Scotch song of ‘Annie o’ Banks, o’ Dee,’ which was deservedly applauded and received a double encore. Mr. Dempster possesses a pleasing voice, and has during his brief sojourn in this city made a favorable impression upon his audiences. The olio was replete with good things. The Lingard burlesque continues popular, and Dan Bryant’s performance of ‘Capt. Jinks’ is so very funny, his walk particularly—that he is called out and obliged to repeat it each evening. His singing of “On the Beach at Long Branch’ also elicits considerable laughter, finishing the act with a straight jig. Joseph Emmett, the Dutch comedian, has met with much favor during his stay at this hall; his laughable Dutch-isms are quite a feature of the evening’s amusement. The burlesque of ‘A Flask of Jersey Lightning,’ which contains a number of funny incidents, has made a hit.”