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:
10 February 2014

Performance Date(s) and Time(s)

21 Sep 1863, 8:00 PM
22 Sep 1863, 8:00 PM
23 Sep 1863, 8:00 PM
24 Sep 1863, 8:00 PM
25 Sep 1863, 8:00 PM
26 Sep 1863, 2:30 PM
26 Sep 1863, 8:00 PM

Program Details

The 7th week of "The Ghost of Happy Uncle Tom".

Performers and/or Works Performed

2)
aka Ghost of happy Uncle Tom, The
3)
aka Crisis 'again,' The
4)
aka Dar’s de money
7)
aka My grandfather's farm yard
Composer(s): Kirbye

Citations

1)
Advertisement: New York Herald, 20 September 1863.

2)
Advertisement: New York Herald, 24 September 1863.

Every evening.

3)
Advertisement: New York Clipper, 26 September 1863, 190.

4)
Article: New York Clipper, 03 October 1863, 195.

     Eph Horn won a horse named Congress in a raffle at Sam Felter’s.

5)
Review: New York Clipper, 03 October 1863, 195.

“At Wood’s popular Minstrel Hall the attendance has been very large indeed all the past week. The aisles have not only been filled with camp stools and their occupants, but Manager Wood has found it necessary to have a large platform built, which is placed (after the other portion of the house is full) at the extreme end of the hall and up against the door. Chairs are placed upon this, thus affording good sitting room for a large number. Yet this has been found not sufficient to accommodate the overflow, and crowds were turned away every night last week who could not obtain even standing room. The Matinees every Saturday have become very popular, and are largely attended by ladies and children.”