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:
2 June 2015

Performance Date(s) and Time(s)

21 Mar 1864, 7:45 PM
22 Mar 1864, 7:45 PM
23 Mar 1864, 7:45 PM
24 Mar 1864, 7:45 PM
25 Mar 1864, 7:45 PM
26 Mar 1864, 7:45 PM

Program Details



Performers and/or Works Performed

3)
aka Gisippus, the Roman father
5)
Composer(s): Unidentified
6)
aka Ghost of happy Uncle Tom, The
7)
aka Black Brigade, De; Black brigade horse cavalry
Composer(s): Emmett
Text Author: Emmett

Citations

1)
Advertisement: New York Herald, 22 March 1864.

2)
Announcement: New York Clipper, 26 March 1864, 395.
“We believe Mr. Fox will be well enough to resume his place this evening, March 21st.”
3)
Advertisement: New York Clipper, 26 March 1864, 398.

4)
Review: New York Clipper, 02 April 1864, 403.

“Mr. P.B. Isaacs, well known as a violinist and music composer, for a long time connected with Bryant’s, and at present with Wood’s Minstrels, has just composed a couple of new pieces of music called ‘Maggie Moore’ and ‘Perished Hopes,’ which have been sung by Mr. Henry, of Wood’s troupe, and received with much favor.  Mr. Isaacs’ first attempt in this line, ‘Brothers Fainting at the Door,’ became quite a favorite here, especially with the ladies.”

5)
Review: New York Clipper, 02 April 1864, 403.
“Perhaps one of the most affecting and touching plays ever placed upon the public stage is that of ‘Gisippius, the Roman Father. . . . Truly there is still much left in the world to admire and enjoy, despite the ravages of ‘war’s desolation.’”