Wood’s Minstrels

Event Information

Wood's Minstrel Hall

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

Price: $.25

Event Type:

Record Information


Last Updated:
6 December 2013

Performance Date(s) and Time(s)

15 Jun 1863, 8:00 PM
16 Jun 1863, 8:00 PM
17 Jun 1863, 8:00 PM
18 Jun 1863, 8:00 PM
19 Jun 1863, 8:00 PM
20 Jun 1863, 8:00 PM

Program Details

Wood’s Minstrels

“Willie has gone to war” (new song)

Performers and/or Works Performed

aka Circus Burlesque [backwards]
Composer(s): Foster
aka Stage-struck heroes
aka Favorite ballads ; Ballads and warblings; Beautiful ballads
Participants:  Master Richard Coker


Advertisement: New York Herald, 15 June 1863, 7.
Advertisement: New York Clipper, 20 June 1863, 78.
Advertisement: New York Herald, 20 June 1863, 12.
Review: New York Clipper, 27 June 1863, 83.

“Wood’s Minstrels have been meeting with their usual success during the week. In the company we find a complete quartette. Messrs. Lockwood, Henry, Schwicardi, and Glenn, are each artists of taste and culture. Nelse Seymour and Charley Fox, in their eccentricities, prevail with much effect upon the risibilities [sic] of the audience. Seymour is an original comedian, and is fast becoming a Broadway favorite. Master Wood continues to please by his sweet vocalization. He is possessed of a very musical voice, and if not taxed too hard in its crudity, he may become one of the best ballad singers in the country.”

Review: New York Clipper, 27 June 1863, 83.
“We puzzled ourselves almost to the pitch of consenting to become a Brigadier General, last week, in trying to decipher the meaning of a couple of words, the title of a new act introduced at Wood’s Minstrels.  Here they are: ‘Sucric Euqselrub.’”