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:
1 June 2011

Performance Date(s) and Time(s)

02 May 1864, 8:00 PM
03 May 1864, 8:00 PM
04 May 1864, 8:00 PM
05 May 1864, 8:00 PM
06 May 1864, 8:00 PM
07 May 1864, 8:00 PM

Program Details



Performers and/or Works Performed

2)
Composer(s): Unidentified
3)
aka Old Uncle Snow
7)
Composer(s): Dodworth

Citations

1)
Advertisement: New York Herald, 02 May 1864.

2)
Announcement: New York Clipper, 07 May 1864, 30.
“Our sentiments in regard to Gen. McClellan may be learned every evening this week at Wood’s Minstrels, where ‘Voting for the Sword’ goes on as regularly as clockwork, and with unwavering manifestations in favor of ‘Little Mac.’”
3)
Advertisement: New York Clipper, 07 May 1864, 32.
No performers listed this week.
4)
Review: New York Clipper, 14 May 1864, 38.
“Charley Fox became so ‘demoralized’ and ‘Mortimerized’ of late, at Wood’s Minstrels, that Mr. Wood was obliged to apply the Wood remedy, and Charley is no longer attached to the company.”
COMMENT: An actor named Mr. Mortimer was recently fired from the Olympic by Mrs. John Wood for being drunk during a performance.
5)
Review: New York Clipper, 14 May 1864, 38.
“W.S. Budworth, comedian and banjoist, who has been engaged as end man, in Fox’s place, with Wood’s Minstrels, will make his first appearance with the troupe this evening, May 9th. Last week, Glenn kept one end up, and Boyce the other. A lively programme is offered this week among the good things being the “Challenge Dance,” a very laughable little bit, with Frank Brower and J.T. Boyce as the rival dancers.”