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:
14 June 2016

Performance Date(s) and Time(s)

29 Sep 1862, 7:45 PM
30 Sep 1862, 7:45 PM
01 Oct 1862, 7:45 PM
02 Oct 1862, 7:45 PM
03 Oct 1862, 7:45 PM
04 Oct 1862, 7:45 PM

Program Details



K: Current Events - Patti in Opera.

Performers and/or Works Performed

2)
aka Funny Jim, the poet
5)
aka Monster tin panonion; Monster concert tin-pan-on-ion; Grand tin-pan-on-ion; Grand tinpanonion; Grand Tin Pano-ni-on; Tin-pan-o-ni-on; Tin-Pan O-Ni-On concert
6)
aka Black Brigade, De; Black brigade horse cavalry
Composer(s): Emmett
Text Author: Emmett
8)
aka Blockade runner
Participants:  Dan Bryant (role: Joe Merrimac);  George W. Howard Griffin (role: E Pluribus Unum);  Nelse [minstrel] Seymour (role: Jim Monitor)

Citations

1)
Announcement: New York Herald, 29 September 1862, 5.
“Continue[s] to attract overflowing houses.”
2)
Advertisement: New York Herald, 29 September 1862, 7.
3)
Advertisement: New York Clipper, 04 October 1862.
Performers
4)
Announcement: New York Clipper, 04 October 1862.
“It is in this same Mechanic’s Hall, so long occupied by E.P. Christy, that the Bryants have met, and continue to meet, with such a run of luck, their establishment being crowded at all times.”
5)
Review: New York Clipper, 11 October 1862, 206.
“They have been ‘Running the Blockade’ at Bryants’ since our last, and a lively time they have had of it. We tried to run the blockade there the other night, but . . . we were somewhat behind time, and didn’t get through; couldn’t even find a back seat.”