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:
2 March 2015

Performance Date(s) and Time(s)

15 Feb 1864, 7:30 PM
16 Feb 1864, 7:30 PM
17 Feb 1864, 7:30 PM
18 Feb 1864, 7:30 PM
19 Feb 1864, 7:30 PM
20 Feb 1864, 7:30 PM

Program Details



Performers and/or Works Performed

2)
aka Wild steed of Bohoken; Wild steed of the Bowery
Text Author: Leslie
Participants:  Little [minstrel] Mac (role: Adah Isaacs Menken Mazeppa);  Dave [minstrel] Reed (role: Leo Hudson Mazeppa);  Dan Bryant (role: Mazeppa No.1);  Neil Bryant (role: Frank Drew Mazeppa);  Nelse Seymour (role: Kate Fisher Mazeppa)
3)
aka Monster tin panonion; Monster concert tin-pan-on-ion; Grand tin-pan-on-ion; Grand tinpanonion; Grand Tin Pano-ni-on; Tin-pan-o-ni-on; Tin-Pan O-Ni-On concert
4)
aka Mac's essence; Little Mac's essence of Old Virginia
5)
aka Seedy musicians; Old time's rocks; Old times' rocks; Old times rock
6)
aka Stocks up and stocks down
7)
aka Pompey's blunders!; Pomp's blunders
8)
aka Perfect cure

Citations

1)
Advertisement: New York Herald, 14 February 1864.
“Dan Bryant in his great Bare Back Act.”
2)
Announcement: New York Clipper, 20 February 1864.

“If you wish to witness every style of Mazeppa . . . at Bryants’ Minstrels they do ‘em up so brown, that the Mazeppa biz is the talk of the town.  It’s hypercoon and likewise hunkydora; and all for shillings, too, nothing more, ah.”

3)
Advertisement: New York Clipper, 20 February 1864, 360.
Performers.