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 March 2015

Performance Date(s) and Time(s)

15 Feb 1864, 7:45 PM
16 Feb 1864, 7:45 PM
17 Feb 1864, 7:45 PM

Program Details

The hall was closed Thursday through Saturday because of the death of Henry Wood’s wife. See R: NYC 02/27/64, p.363.

Performers and/or Works Performed

2)
Composer(s): Rice
Participants:  Frank Brower (role: Gumbo Cuff, B.B.B.)
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aka African Camille
Text Author: Brickner
Participants:  Charley (Wood's) Fox (role: Armand Duval);  Frank Brower (role: Camille)

Citations

1)
Advertisement: New York Herald, 14 February 1864.
“SONGS, DANCES AND INSTRUMENTAL SOLOS.”
2)
Announcement: New York Clipper, 20 February 1864.

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

4)
Review: New York Clipper, 27 February 1864, 363.

“In consequence of the death of the wife of Mr. Henry Wood, manager of Wood’s Minstrels, which occurred on the 18th inst., the hall was closed during the latter part of the week. It will be re-opened this evening, 22d inst., and the entertainments resumed.

5)
Review: New York Clipper, 27 February 1864, 363.

“Johnny Boyce, late of Hooley’s Minstrels in Brooklyn, made his debut on the 15th inst., as bones [sic]; with Wood’s troupe, and was favorably received.”