Bryants’ Minstrels

Event Information

Mechanic's Hall

Proprietor / Lessee:
Dan Bryant
Neil Bryant

Price: $.25

Event Type:

Record Information


Last Updated:
10 August 2010

Performance Date(s) and Time(s)

08 Jun 1863, 8:00 PM
09 Jun 1863, 8:00 PM
10 Jun 1863, 8:00 PM
11 Jun 1863, 8:00 PM
12 Jun 1863, 8:00 PM
13 Jun 1863, 8:00 PM

Program Details

“Lucia di Lammermoor” (Mad. Howard Fabbrico as Lucia, with grand scena)

Proprietors are the Bryant Bros. (Dan and Neil).

Performers and/or Works Performed

Participants:  Dan Bryant
aka Monster tin panonion; Monster concert tin-pan-on-ion; Grand tin-pan-on-ion; Grand tinpanonion; Grand Tin Pano-ni-on; Tin-pan-o-ni-on; Tin-Pan O-Ni-On concert
aka Sally come up
Participants:  Dave [minstrel] Reed
aka Perfect cure
aka Greenbacks; Green-backs; Greenbacks! : new song for the times; How are you, greenbacks?; How are you greenbacks; How are you, green-backs;
Composer(s): Emmett
Text Author: Emmett


Advertisement: New York Herald, 08 June 1863, 7.
Announcement: New York Post, 08 June 1863, 2.
Announcement: New York Clipper, 13 June 1863, 67.
“Did you ever see a nigger show?  If you didn’t you ought to go Wood’s new ball, so neat and pretty, or Bryants’, farther down the city, at either place you’ll laugh your eyes out, to hear the dark who always cries out some funny jest, or touch of wit; oh! We’ve had some high old larks in evenings spent with minstrel darks.  It’s a money making biz, they say, and Wood and Bryants bless the day they made the lucky hit.  After years spent in the battle’s brunt, Neil revels now in a brown stone front, while Wood in response to numerous calls, opens wide his doors in marble halls; and Dan, too, always in the van, lives as big ‘as any other man.’  The season’s biz, we understand, will reach a princely sum—ten thousand dollars each, all made by fun and cutting capers, and—advertising in the papers.”
Advertisement: New York Clipper, 13 June 1863, 71.
Advertisement: New York Herald, 13 June 1863, 7.