Bryants’ Minstrels

Event Information

Venue(s):
Mechanic's Hall

Proprietor / Lessee:
Dan Bryant
Neil Bryant

Price: $.25; $3, private box

Event Type:
Minstrel

Record Information

Status:
Published

Last Updated:
25 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
21 Aug 1863, 9:00 PM
22 Aug 1863, 8:00 PM

Program Details

Bryants’ Minstrels

“Blacksmith’s jubilee (Introducing Anvil Chorus, ‘Il Trovatore’)

Performers and/or Works Performed

2)
aka Blacksmith jubilee
4)
aka Sally come up
5)
Composer(s): Dibdin
Text Author: Dibdin
7)
aka Sonambula; Sonnambula Amina
11)
Composer(s): Emmett
Text Author: Emmett

Citations

1)
Advertisement: New York Herald, 16 August 1863, 7.
Performers, works, time, 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)
Advertisement: New York Herald, 22 August 1863, 7.

5)
Announcement: New York Post, 22 August 1863, 2.

6)
Review: New York Clipper, 29 August 1863, 155.

“The old homestead of minstrelsy, 472 Broadway, had a succession of excellent houses last week, and the entertainments offered by the Bryants gave the usual satisfaction.  In the funny business, they have a capital trio in the persons of Dan Bryant, Nelse Seymour, and Dave Reed.”