Kelly and Leon’s Minstrels

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Kelly and Leon's Minstrels Hall (720 Broadway)

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Last Updated:
21 August 2018

Performance Date(s) and Time(s)

20 Jan 1868, Evening
21 Jan 1868, Evening
22 Jan 1868, Evening
23 Jan 1868, Evening
24 Jan 1868, Evening
25 Jan 1868, Evening
25 Jan 1868, 2:30 PM

Performers and/or Works Performed


Advertisement: New York Herald, 19 January 1868.
Announcement: New York Herald, 23 January 1868, 7.
Review: New York Herald, 23 January 1868, 7.

“Kelly & Leon’s Minstrels.—Comedy, burlesque, witticisms by the hundred and excellent music are liberally supplied at this establishment. The sextet of stars—Budworth, Christy, Seymour, Purdy, Price and Percival—shine this week with undiminished splendor.”

Advertisement: New York Clipper, 24 January 1868, 335.
Review: New York Clipper, 01 February 1868, 342.

“Kelly and Leon’s Minstrels continue to enjoy their hard earned reputation as being among the best entertainers in burnt cork seen in this city for some time. New faces and new acts are being constantly brought forward by the managers, and their efforts to please meet with the approbation of the public, who crowd their hall every night, and laugh over the eccentricities of those who drive dull care away.”