Budworth’s Minstrels

Event Information

Fifth Avenue Opera House

Proprietor / Lessee:
William S. Budworth
John Stohr

Price: $.75 reserved; .50 orchestra; .35 dress circle

Event Type:

Record Information


Last Updated:
6 August 2016

Performance Date(s) and Time(s)

24 Sep 1866, Evening
25 Sep 1866, Evening
26 Sep 1866, Evening
27 Sep 1866, Evening
28 Sep 1866, Evening
29 Sep 1866, Evening

Program Details

Only a part of the play, This House to be Sold, was performed.

Performers and/or Works Performed

aka African Camille
Text Author: Brickner
aka Horrible tale
Composer(s): Blanchard
Text Author: Blanchard


Announcement: New York Herald, 24 September 1866, 4.

“The company directed by Mr. Budworth draws crowded and very fashionable audiences to the new Fifth Avenue Opera House, where the costly enterprise undertaken by its organization only stimulates the management to the issue of very comprehensive bills of entertainment.” Lists some of the performers and program.

Advertisement: New-York Times, 24 September 1866, 7.
Advertisement: New York Herald, 26 September 1866.
Announcement: New York Clipper, 29 September 1866, 198.

“‘An Norrible Tale’ is to be told this week by Budworth’s Minstrels, at their Fifth Avenue Opera House, and though they advertise ‘This House to be Sold,’ it is only a part of the play.”

Advertisement: New York Clipper, 29 September 1866, 199.

Lists entire company: “J. H. Budworth, G. W. H. Griffen, F. Abbott, C. P. Hogan, M. Dempster, J. Garatagui, J. Morison, C. Blass, W. S. Budworth, C. Henry, W. W. Hodgkin, R. Hughes, W. P. Grier, J. Sivori, J. Clarendon, J. Dolan, and George and Willie Guy.”