Wood’s Minstrels

Event Information

Venue(s):
Wood's Minstrel Hall

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

Event Type:
Minstrel

Record Information

Status:
Published

Last Updated:
22 September 2012

Performance Date(s) and Time(s)

03 Apr 1865, 8:00 PM
04 Apr 1865, 8:00 PM
05 Apr 1865, 8:00 PM
06 Apr 1865, 8:00 PM
07 Apr 1865, 8:00 PM
08 Apr 1865, 8:00 PM

Program Details

Gaspard Maeder, scenery.

Performers and/or Works Performed

2)
aka Blockade runner

Citations

1)
Advertisement: New York Herald, 03 April 1865, 7.

“All the critics praise it. Our rivals are jealous of its success. All classes of society [lists various professions, age groups, and economic classes] are lavish in their praise of Petroliamania, the greatest triumph ever achieved in the annals of minstrelsy.”

2)
Advertisement: New York Herald, 04 April 1865, 7.
3)
Announcement: New York Clipper, 08 April 1865, 414.

     “‘Oil on the Brain’ has been running finely for four weeks at Wood’s Minstrels, and the flow in that direction is not likely to stop for some time yet. The piece is well worked up, and is certainly a novelty on the minstrel boards.”

4)
Advertisement: New York Clipper, 08 April 1865, 415.