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:
2 August 2010

Performance Date(s) and Time(s)

13 Oct 1862, 7:45 PM
14 Oct 1862, 7:45 PM
15 Oct 1862, 7:45 PM
16 Oct 1862, 7:45 PM
17 Oct 1862, 7:45 PM
18 Oct 1862, 7:45 PM

Program Details



Performers and/or Works Performed

2)
aka Sacred contraband
5)
aka Rival darkeys
7)
aka Black Brigade, De; Black brigade horse cavalry
Composer(s): Emmett
Text Author: Emmett
8)
aka Sonnambula
Participants:  Rollin Howard (E. G. B. Holder) (role: Mad. Howard Fabbri-co)

Citations

1)
Announcement: New York Herald, 13 October 1862, 2.
“The minstrels – Wood’s, Christy’s, and Bryant’s . . . are crowded nightly to repletion. This is the best paying branch of theatrical business just now.”
2)
Advertisement: New York Herald, 13 October 1862, 7.
Titles.
3)
Advertisement: New York Clipper, 18 October 1862.
4)
Announcement: New York Clipper, 18 October 1862.
“Sentimental singing and comical jokes are well dished up with the most delicious music.”
5)
Review: New York Clipper, 25 October 1862, 222.
“’Wake up, William Henry?’ Of course he will, and so we can all go to Bryant’s old quarters at 472 Broadway, where ‘The Sacred Contraband,’ or ‘The Raw Recruits,’ or some such comical compound of wit and philosophy is sure to be among the good things on the programme (and sometimes two or three of them) almost any evening – except Sunday. How Neil and Dan contrive to cook it all up, we never could make out; but their talented company enable them to carry out their desire to deserve the patronage so freely given by the public. Not to take our country cousins there would be ‘Cruelty to Johnny.’”