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:
19 July 2011

Performance Date(s) and Time(s)

06 Jun 1864, 8:00 PM
07 Jun 1864, 8:00 PM
08 Jun 1864, 8:00 PM
09 Jun 1864, 8:00 PM
10 Jun 1864, 8:00 PM
11 Jun 1864, 8:00 PM

Program Details



Performers and/or Works Performed

2)
aka Blacksmith jubilee
5)
aka Mr. Jack Cade
Participants:  Dan Bryant (role: Jack Cade);  Dave [minstrel] Reed (role: Lord Say)
7)
aka Polly Ann
Composer(s): McNally [composer, conductor, minstrel]
8)
aka Mac's essence
9)
aka U. S. Grant; USG; plantation festival scene; US Grant; Ulysses S. Grant
Composer(s): Emmett
Text Author: Emmett
10)
aka Pompey's blunders!
Participants:  Dan Bryant (role: Pompey Smashall);  Nelse [minstrel] Seymour (role: Old Puffy)

Citations

1)
Advertisement: New York Herald, 06 June 1864.

2)
Announcement: New York Clipper, 11 June 1864.
“Frank Leslie, of Bryant’s Minstrels, has been engaged for the stage department with M.C. Campbell’s Minstrels.”
3)
Announcement: New York Clipper, 11 June 1864, 70.
“Nigger singers become so accustomed to joking on the stage to amuse their audiences, that some of them occasionally forget themselves, and falsify the record in private.  A short time since, an Ethiopian comedian, who had just returned from a tour, was boasting of what he had seen, and among other things, said he had come across a church a mile and a half long. ‘How broad was it?’ asked Frank Brower, who was one of the listeners.  ‘About ten yards’ replied the funny man.  ‘This, gentlemen,’ responded Frank, ‘is not a round lie, but differs from his other yarns, which are generally as broad as they are long.’  If you want to hear some Nigger yarns, well told, drop in at Bryants’ Minstrels some night, and hear Dan and his confreres.  It’s good fun to be there.”
4)
Advertisement: New York Clipper, 11 June 1864, 72.
Performers.