Wood’s Minstrels

Event Information

Wood's Minstrel Hall

Proprietor / Lessee:
Henry [Wood's Minstrels] Wood

Price: $.25

Event Type:

Record Information


Last Updated:
12 January 2015

Performance Date(s) and Time(s)

08 Feb 1864, 7:45 PM
09 Feb 1864, 7:45 PM
10 Feb 1864, 7:45 PM
11 Feb 1864, 7:45 PM
12 Feb 1864, 7:45 PM
13 Feb 1864, 7:45 PM

Program Details

Performers and/or Works Performed

Composer(s): Rice
Participants:  Frank Brower (role: Gumbo Cuff, B.B.B.)
aka Crisis 'again,' The
Composer(s): Unidentified
aka African Camille
Text Author: Brickner
Participants:  Charley (Wood's) Fox (role: Armand Duval);  Frank Brower (role: Camille)


Advertisement: New York Herald, 07 February 1864.

“Mr. Wood respectfully announces that, in order to give his patrons an opportunity of witnessing the Genuine American Opera, in a style superior to any attempt heretofore made, he will produce with all the original music &c. the late lamented T.D. Rice’s Celebrated American Opera Oh, Hush.  Gumbo Cuff.....B.B.B......Frank Brower.”

Announcement: New York Post, 09 February 1864.

Announcement: New York Clipper, 13 February 1864.

“[O Hush] is to be produced with the original music and accessories.  This is a good move, and we hope it may meet the favor of Mr. Wood’s patrons.  Frank Brower is about as competent to delineate those characters, made so popular by Daddy Rice, as any performer that makes his mark upon the black boards. In addition to this burlesque, the successful sketch of ‘Camille’ is to be repeated, with cabbage and other floral accompaniments.”

Advertisement: New York Clipper, 13 February 1864.

Review: New York Clipper, 20 February 1864, 355.

“‘Oh! Hush!’ is redivirus—we believe that’s good French—and Frank Brower, Cool White, and others of Wood’s excellent band, have performed it with so much success during the past that it is announced for repetition the present week.”