Bryants' Minstrels

Event Information

Venue(s):
Bryants’ Minstrel Hall

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

Event Type:
Minstrel

Record Information

Status:
Published

Last Updated:
27 September 2019

Performance Date(s) and Time(s)

24 May 1869, Evening
25 May 1869, Evening
26 May 1869, Evening
27 May 1869, Evening
28 May 1869, Evening
29 May 1869, Evening

Program Details

First appearance of William Dwyer with Bryants' Minstrels.

Performers and/or Works Performed

2)
aka Blue-eyed Nellie
Composer(s): Blamphin
Text Author: Blamphin
3)
Composer(s): Wrighton
6)
aka Two gendarmes, The; Ebony blondes; Britain’s blondes by Africa’s Blacks; Gens d'armes

Citations

1)
Advertisement: New York Herald, 24 May 1869, 12.
2)
Advertisement: New-York Times, 24 May 1869, 7.
3)
Advertisement: New York Clipper, 29 May 1869, 63.
4)
Review: New York Clipper, 05 June 1869, 70.

“William Dwyer, who made his bow with Bryants’ Minstrels on May 24th, as a balladist, was formerly with the Hibernian Minstrels, who appeared in this city some months since. He possesses a pleasing voice, combining sweetness, flexibility, pathos and power, and free from florid or extraneous ornamentation. In the first part he sang ‘Blue Eyed Nelly,’ which was received with considerable applause, and in the olio the ballad of ‘Shylie Bawn’ was given. Business continued very good the past week. Unsworth gave the banjo solo, and sang ‘Tinkling on the Banjo.’ The act called ‘The two Gen d’Armes,’ by Dan Bryant and Nelse Seymour, keeps the bills and is nightly encored.”