Bryants’ Minstrels

Event Information

Mechanic's Hall

Price: $.50 parquet; .30 gallery

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Record Information


Last Updated:
24 August 2012

Performance Date(s) and Time(s)

16 Oct 1865, 7:45 PM
17 Oct 1865, 7:45 PM
18 Oct 1865, 7:45 PM
19 Oct 1865, 7:45 PM
20 Oct 1865, 7:45 PM
21 Oct 1865, 7:45 PM

Program Details

Performers and/or Works Performed

aka Seedy musicians; Old time's rocks; Old times' rocks; Old times rock
Composer(s): Emmett


Announcement: New-York Times, 16 October 1865, 4.
Advertisement: New-York Times, 16 October 1865, 7.
Advertisement: New-York Daily Tribune, 16 October 1865.
Announcement: New York Clipper, 21 October 1865, 222.

“Why is Bryants’ Minstrels Hall like a good egg?  Because it’s always full.  This clever American production will probably take a first prize at the Fair of the American Institute, should we think proper to institute a demand for fair play.  Speaking of Bryants’, have you been there lately?  No! Well, that’s your own fault; if you wish to get in, you must leave the supper table a little earlier, and get to the Hall when the doors open.  Dan Bryant still holds a full hand, and plays it with good judgment, and eccentric movements, are all so harmoniously mixed up in him as to give assurance to the world that he is a ‘Nigger man’ on the mock turtle principle.”

Advertisement: New York Clipper, 21 October 1865, 223.