Christy's Minstrels

Event Information

Christy’s Minstrel Hall

Proprietor / Lessee:
George N. Christy
John N. Briggs

Price: $.25; $3 and $4 private boxes; .15 children to matinee

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Record Information


Last Updated:
8 September 2010

Performance Date(s) and Time(s)

22 Sep 1862, 7:45 PM
23 Sep 1862, 7:45 PM
24 Sep 1862, 7:45 PM
25 Sep 1862, 7:45 PM
26 Sep 1862, 7:45 PM
27 Sep 1862, 3:00 PM
27 Sep 1862, 7:45 PM

Program Details

Performers and/or Works Performed

Composer(s): Unidentified
Participants:  George N. Christy (role: podge)


Advertisement: New-York Times, 21 September 1862, 7.
“Front seats reserved for ladies.”
Announcement: New-York Times, 22 September 1862.
Christy “has a first-class company and as handsome a little theatre as any in the City.”
Announcement: New York Herald, 23 September 1862.
“We are glad to learn that there is no truth in the report that this popular troupe [Christy’s Minstrels] are about to leave on a professional tour. They are permanently established in their present hall, where business has been such as to render any change in their plans unnecessary.”
Advertisement: New York Herald, 23 September 1862, 7.
Review: New York Clipper, 04 October 1862, 198.
“It was at [Mechanic’s Hall] that Geo. Christy made his mark as a performer, and it would have been better for him had he remained with the troupe [E.P. Christy’s Minstrels], for since he left the concern he has met with but little good fortune; he has a company of his own now performing in this city, but their business is not good.”