Wood’s Minstrels

Event Information

Venue(s):
Wood's Minstrel Hall

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

Price: $.25

Event Type:
Minstrel

Record Information

Status:
Published

Last Updated:
19 August 2010

Performance Date(s) and Time(s)

17 Aug 1863, 8:00 PM
18 Aug 1863, 8:00 PM
19 Aug 1863, 8:00 PM
20 Aug 1863, 8:00 PM
20 Aug 1863, 8:00 PM
21 Aug 1863, 8:00 PM

Program Details



Performers and/or Works Performed

3)
aka Dar’s de money
5)
aka African cousins
7)
aka Old maids' lament, The ; Old maid's lament; Old maids lament; Poor old spinsters; Old maids
Composer(s): M.

Citations

1)
Advertisement: New York Herald, 16 August 1863, 7.

Time, price, works, etc.

2)
Announcement: New York Herald, 17 August 1863, 5.

“‘The Ghost’ is announced on the bills to be performed at . . . Bryants’ and Wood’s Minstrels (Africanized).”

3)
Announcement: New York Post, 17 August 1863, 3.

“There are burlesque ‘Ghosts’ at the minstrel halls of Woods and the Bryants. . . . Ghosts have a cool and shadowy appearance, exceedingly appropriate to these hot nights when mortals wish themselves safely rid of flesh and bones for comfort’s sake.”

4)
Announcement: New York Clipper, 22 August 1863, 147.

“The apparatition [The Ghost] will appear every evening this week.”

5)
Advertisement: New York Herald, 22 August 1863, 7.