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:
27 May 2012

Performance Date(s) and Time(s)

28 Sep 1863, 7:45 PM
29 Sep 1863, 7:45 PM
30 Sep 1863, 7:45 PM
01 Oct 1863, 7:45 PM
02 Oct 1863, 7:45 PM
03 Oct 1863, 7:45 PM

Program Details



Performers and/or Works Performed

2)
Participants:  Dan Bryant (role: Count Houlihan MacFadden, a Spaniard);  Rollin Howard (E. G. B. Holder) (role: Mme. Fabbrico, a sensation prima donna)
4)
aka Captive trovatore, Il
Composer(s): Unidentified
6)
aka Yakeys; Yakee family
7)
Composer(s): McNally [composer, conductor, minstrel]
Text Author: Reed
9)
Text Author: White
Participants:  Dan Bryant (role: William Henry);  Neil Bryant (role: Professor Humbug);  Nelse [minstrel] Seymour (role: Old Grimes)
10)
Composer(s): Emmett

Citations

1)
Advertisement: New York Herald, 28 September 1863.

2)
Advertisement: New York Herald, 29 September 1863.

3)
Advertisement: New York Clipper, 03 October 1863, 200.

     Performers.

4)
Review: New York Clipper, 10 October 1863, 203.

     “At Bryants’ business has been big during the past week.  We made up our mind to visit them on Friday evening. . . . [T]he house was crowded, and we were satisfied to obtain even standing room. . . . Neil Bryant made his re-appearance last week, for the first time this season; he gave a flutina fantasia, which was exceedingly well done.”