Bryants’ Minstrels

Event Information

Venue(s):
Mechanic's Hall

Price: $.25

Event Type:
Minstrel

Record Information

Status:
Published

Last Updated:
18 March 2015

Performance Date(s) and Time(s)

22 Feb 1864, 7:45 PM
23 Feb 1864, 7:45 PM
24 Feb 1864, 7:45 PM
25 Feb 1864, 7:45 PM
26 Feb 1864, 7:45 PM
27 Feb 1864, 7:45 PM

Program Details



Performers and/or Works Performed

2)
aka Wild steed of Bohoken; Wild steed of the Bowery
Text Author: Leslie
3)
aka Seedy musicians; Old time's rocks; Old times' rocks; Old times rock
4)
Composer(s): Unidentified
5)
aka Stocks up and stocks down
6)
aka Pompey's blunders!; Pomp's blunders
Participants:  Dan Bryant (role: Pompey Smashall)
7)
aka Perfect cure

Citations

1)
Advertisement: New York Herald, 21 February 1864.


2)
Announcement: New York Clipper, 27 February 1864, 363.

“'States fall, art fades,’ but Dan’s Mazeppa will never die.”

3)
Advertisement: New York Clipper, 27 February 1864, 368.

Performers.

4)
Review: New York Clipper, 05 March 1864, 371.

“Mark Mudge, who is a very good judge, has given an opinion that the version of ‘Mazeppa,’ as produced by Bryants’ Minstrels, is a chef d’oeuvre [big thing.—ED] of artistic excellence. Mr. Mudge, from the many favorable opportunities he has had for instituting comparisons, is well qualified to decide the many complicated points involved in this great work of Byron’s and Bryants’, and were it not that Hank is a personal friend of the subscriber’s, we should say that a more unbiased, unprejudiced, and superflureous [sic] critic does not exist on this terrestrial planet. That the dark complected ‘Mazep.’ is recherche [bully boy.—ED] needs no endorsement from our ‘puerile pen.’ As proof of its great success, the managers announce that millions are unable to gain admittance. Our Jim says that’s true, because the hall won’t hold many millions.”