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:
14 January 2013

Performance Date(s) and Time(s)

01 Sep 1862, 8:00 PM
02 Sep 1862, 8:00 PM
03 Sep 1862, 8:00 PM
04 Sep 1862, 8:00 PM
05 Sep 1862, 8:00 PM
06 Sep 1862, 8:00 PM

Program Details



Performers and/or Works Performed

2)
Composer(s): Bradbury
3)
Composer(s): Unidentified
5)
aka Adventures on the Panama railroad
6)
aka African cousins
8)
Composer(s): Unidentified

Citations

1)
Advertisement: New York Herald, 31 August 1862, 7.
2)
Advertisement: New York Herald, 01 September 1862, 7.
“No connection to any other troupe assuming the name of Wood’s Minstrels.”
3)
Announcement: New York Post, 01 September 1862, 2.
“The minstrels are doing a good business. There seems to be little diminution of the audiences, whether the weather is hot or cold.”
4)
Announcement: New York Clipper, 06 September 1862.
“[Wood’s] seems to gain nightly in popularity and enthusiasm. Our up-town friends, or visitors at the main hotels, can always be sure of a delightful entertainment, and the most perfect regard for good order, at this always attractive place of amusement. All the artists engaged are among the highest class in their profession. The singing is sentimentally sweet, or else it is ‘bullyscadocious’ with fun. The dancing is ‘teetoenailisciously’ characteristic.” Announcement 2 of 2
5)
Announcement: New York Clipper, 06 September 1862.
“There is quite a lively competition among the minstrels, there being no less than three troupes on Broadway in active operation at the present time, viz.: Wood’s, Bryants’, and Geo. Christy’s: The two former are doing a fine business, but Christy’s business is not good.” Announcement 1 of 2