Bryants’ Minstrels: Little Mac Benefit

Event Information

Bryants’ Minstrel Hall (E. 14th St.)

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Record Information


Last Updated:
7 May 2022

Performance Date(s) and Time(s)

05 May 1870, 2:00 PM

Program Details

Hughey Dougherty and Master Sheriden were advertised but did not appear, as per the New York Clipper review.

Performers and/or Works Performed


Announcement: New York Clipper, 30 April 1870, 30.

“Little Mack, the diminutive comedian in cork, of Bryant’s [sic] Minstrels, takes a benefit on Thursday afternoon, May 5th, at Bryant’s [sic] Minstrel Hall, when a most attractive programme will be offered. A host of volunteers have already been secured, and as Little Mack has so often appeared before the public, not only at places where he has been regularly engaged, but for various benefits, it is to be hoped he will have a large attendance.”

Advertisement: New York Herald, 01 May 1870, 8.
Announcement: New York Clipper, 07 May 1870, 38.

“This clever little comedian [Little Mac] deserves a crowded house.”

Review: New York Clipper, 14 May 1870, 46.

Notes that the benefit was poorly attended; notes Dougherty and Sheridan did not appear even though they were billed to.