Budworth’s Minstrels

Event Information

Venue(s):
Fifth Avenue Opera House

Price: $.50 cents; 75 cents reserved

Event Type:
Minstrel

Record Information

Status:
Published

Last Updated:
17 October 2015

Performance Date(s) and Time(s)

17 Dec 1866, Evening
18 Dec 1866, Evening
19 Dec 1866, Evening
21 Dec 1866, Evening
22 Dec 1866, Evening
22 Dec 1866, 2:30 PM

Performers and/or Works Performed

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Text Author: Leavitt, Egan
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Composer(s): Cowell
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aka Imitations of famous actors; Imitations of popular actors
Participants:  James H. Budworth

Citations

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Advertisement: New York Herald, 17 December 1866.
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Advertisement: New-York Times, 17 December 1866, 7.
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Review: New York Sun, 18 December 1866.

“James Budworth is the comic, and his brother in the sentimental and vocal parts, assisted by their very lively companions, kept the audience at the Fifth Avenue Opera House well entertained.”

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Review: New York Herald, 20 December 1866, 4.

“A very fine bill was presented at this house last evening before an audience which, though not numerous, was of the most respectable class. The comicalities of the Budworths and the dancing and instrumentation of the rest of the company made up a very entertaining and highly refined performance. J. H. Budworth’s imitations of prominent actors still remain a popular feature of the entertainment, and, with several new acts of remarkable comicality, give complete satisfaction to the patrons of the Opera House.”

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Announcement: New York Clipper, 22 December 1866, 294.
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Advertisement: New York Clipper, 22 December 1866, 296.
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Announcement: New-York Times, 22 December 1866, 4.
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Announcement: New York Clipper, 29 December 1866, 302.

The house was rented for a private birthday party on the 20th.