Bryants’ Minstrels

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Bryants’ Minstrel Hall (E. 14th St.)

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Last Updated:
20 November 2018

Performance Date(s) and Time(s)

29 Jun 1868, Evening
30 Jun 1868, Evening
01 Jul 1868, Evening
02 Jul 1868, Evening
03 Jul 1868, Evening
04 Jul 1868, Matinee
04 Jul 1868, Evening

Performers and/or Works Performed

aka Guinea pig boy
Composer(s): Lingard
Text Author: Lingard
Participants:  Dan Bryant
Composer(s): 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, 29 June 1868.
Advertisement: New-York Times, 29 June 1868, 7.
Announcement: New York Clipper, 04 July 1868, 102, 2d col., middle.
Advertisement: New York Clipper, 04 July 1868.
Review: New-York Times, 06 July 1868, 4.

“The delegrates are having a good time with the Bryants. It is so convenient to drop from the heated room up stairs, down to the cheerful little theatre below. And then all the aggravation of rival candidates is forgotten in the sooty pleasantries of Dan Bryant, Eph Horn, Unsworth, Nelse Seymour, Eugene, and the rest of them. The oratory of Unsworth, by the way, is not unworthy of imitation. It is at least as coherent and forcible as most Democratic stump speaking, and possesses the additional merit of being funny. This is one of the specialties of Unsworth, but he is admirable in every detail of the minstrel business. He is one of the best artists we have ever had here. Eugene is another addition to the troupe. He sustains the prima-donna parts and sings in falsetto with much artistic skill, albeit somewhat too seriously as it seems to us. Eugene is an excellent dancer, and his petite but well-built figure looks attractive in the abbreviated costume of the other sex. Dan Bryant is a host in himself. No one should neglect to hear and see him in ‘Captain Jinks of the Horse Marines.’ The whole of this burlesque on Lingard’s entertainment is indescribably ludicrous. The new version of Mr. Daly’s ‘Flash of Lightning’ has proved a decided hit.  The scene in the boiler room is very happily hit off. Everyone will be gratified who pays a visit to the Bryants. Their entertainment is always good, and their company is decidedly the best in the City.”

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