Wood’s Minstrels

Event Information

Venue(s):
Wood's Minstrel Hall

Proprietor / Lessee:
Henry [Wood's Minstrels] Wood

Price: $.30; 50 reserved

Event Type:
Minstrel

Record Information

Status:
Published

Last Updated:
31 August 2011

Performance Date(s) and Time(s)

30 Jan 1865, 7:45 PM
31 Jan 1865, 7:45 PM
01 Feb 1865, 7:45 PM
02 Feb 1865, 7:45 PM
03 Feb 1865, 7:45 PM
04 Feb 1865, 7:45 PM

Program Details



Current Events: Streets of New York

Performers and/or Works Performed

2)
aka Streets of New-York
Participants:  Frank Brower (role: a dealer of chestnuts);  John T. Boyce [minstrel] (role: newsboy);  Sam S. [Ethiopian comedian] Purdy (role: boot black)
3)
Composer(s): Rice
Participants:  Frank Brower (role: Jumbo Cuff);  Cool [Wood's] White (role: Sam Johnsing);  John T. Boyce [minstrel] (role: Dinah)

Citations

1)
Advertisement: New York Herald, 30 January 1865.

2)
Advertisement: New York Clipper, 04 February 1865, 343.
Includes program.
3)
Announcement: New York Clipper, 04 February 1865, 342, 1st col..

4)
Announcement: New York Clipper, 11 February 1865, 2d col., top.
“Frank Brower and Glenn return this week. Since our last, both of those gentlemen have been called away to perform a mournful duty, the first to attend the funeral of his father, the latter the funeral of his mother…Frank Converse, the great banjo player, has just been engaged by Manager Wood. As a player on that instrument, Mr. Converse has but few equals in the world.”