Bryants’ Minstrels

Event Information

Venue(s):
Mechanic's Hall

Proprietor / Lessee:
Dan Bryant
Neil Bryant

Price: $.25

Event Type:
Minstrel

Record Information

Status:
Published

Last Updated:
19 May 2012

Performance Date(s) and Time(s)

14 Sep 1863, 7:45 PM
15 Sep 1863, 7:45 PM
16 Sep 1863, 7:45 PM
17 Sep 1863, 7:45 PM
18 Sep 1863, 7:45 PM
19 Sep 1863, 7:45 PM

Program Details



Performers and/or Works Performed

2)
Participants:  Dan Bryant (role: Count McGinnis);  Rollin Howard (E. G. B. Holder) (role: Madame Fabbri-co)
6)
Composer(s): McNally [composer, conductor, minstrel]
Text Author: Reed
Participants:  Dave [minstrel] Reed
9)
aka Black Brigade, De; Black brigade horse cavalry
Composer(s): Emmett
Text Author: Emmett

Citations

1)
Advertisement: New York Herald, 14 September 1863, 7.

     “Notice – Change of Time.”

2)
Advertisement: New York Herald, 15 September 1863.

3)
Announcement: New York Herald, 17 September 1863.

     Bryants’ Minstrels’ fun entertainments are very popular.

4)
Announcement: New York Clipper, 19 September 1863.

     “Are your thoughts by day and dreams by night all about the Nigger?  Then go to Bryant’s Minstrels.  They will give peace to your troubled mind; relieve you of pain; and make you forget the cares and perplexities of life, and fit you to enjoy life and 15 cent stews. You try it.”

5)
Advertisement: New York Clipper, 19 September 1863, 184.

     Performers.

6)
Review: New York Clipper, 26 September 1863, 187.

     “Bryants’ Minstrels continue to warble their dulcet melodies at their popular Minstrel Hall.  The company presents quite a budget of new features and novelties every week. . . . [T]he ‘Bourbon Arabs’ [is] a capital burlesque on the Hash Eaters at Nixon’s Alhambra.”