Granddad Joe

Event Information

Wood's Minstrel Hall

Proprietor / Lessee:
Henry [Wood's Minstrels] Wood

Price: $.25

Event Type:

Record Information


Last Updated:
18 September 2013

Performance Date(s) and Time(s)

16 Mar 1863, 7:45 PM
17 Mar 1863, 7:45 PM
18 Mar 1863, 7:45 PM

Program Details

Performers and/or Works Performed

aka Grand dad Joe
Text Author: Hamilton


Advertisement: New York Herald, 15 March 1863, 7.
Announcement: New York Herald, 16 March 1863, 5.
“’Grand Dad Joe,’ the new negro play just brought out at Wood’s Minstrels is as great a production in its way as ‘Uncle Tom’s Cabin.’ All the best artists are in the cast.”
Advertisement: New York Herald, 16 March 1863, 7.
“Mr. Wood respectfully announces that the unanimous approbation of the crowded and fashionable audiences who during the past week have witnessed the performance of the New Prize Play ‘Grand Dad Joe’ acknowledged by the Press and Public to be the best play ever produced in a Minstrel Hall, presenting a strict Moral Lesson to the Young, enchanting the attention of the audience and alternately eliciting smiles and tears from the old and young, the grave and gay, induces him [Mr. Wood] to announce that ‘Grand Dad Joe’ will be performed every evening until further notice.”
Advertisement: New York Herald, 17 March 1863, 7.
Advertisement: New York Herald, 18 March 1863, 7.