Bryants' Minstrels

Event Information

Bryants’ Minstrel Hall (E. 14th St.)

Price: $.75 orchestra chairs; $.50 parquet; $.25 gallery

Event Type:

Record Information


Last Updated:
21 August 2019

Performance Date(s) and Time(s)

17 May 1869, 8:00 PM
18 May 1869, 8:00 PM
19 May 1869, 8:00 PM
20 May 1869, 8:00 PM
21 May 1869, 8:00 PM
22 May 1869, 8:00 PM

Program Details

Grand Re-Opening.

Debut of Dave Reed, “Ethiopian delineator.”

Performers and/or Works Performed

aka Mr. Jack Cade
aka Ixion, in the Bowery; or, The new man at the wheel


Advertisement: New York Herald, 16 May 1869, 9.
Advertisement: New York Herald, 17 May 1869, 12.
Advertisement: New-York Times, 17 May 1869, 7.
Advertisement: New York Clipper, 22 May 1869, 55.
Review: New York Clipper, 29 May 1869, 62.

“Bryants’ Minstrels, since their reduction of the prices of admission, have been meeting with a succession of excellent business. On the 17th inst. the hall was densely crowded, there not being standing room in any part of the auditorium. The gallery was uncomfortably filled, and from the stage presented a mass of heads, such as used to welcome the Bryants night after night at their old hall, 472 Broadway. Not only was the hall crowded on this occasion to the doors, but hundreds were turned away, unable to obtain admittance. Such business as this puts the boys in good spirits, and they feel like playing. This week William Dwyer, tenor singer, puts in an appearance, and the burlesque of ‘Red Hot’ continues on the bills. Attend the revival at Bryants’, all ye who are fond of a good and cheap entertainment.”