Kelly and Leon’s Minstrels

Event Information

Venue(s):
Kelly and Leon's Minstrels Hall (720 Broadway)

Event Type:
Minstrel

Record Information

Status:
Published

Last Updated:
30 November 2015

Performance Date(s) and Time(s)

18 Feb 1867, Evening
19 Feb 1867, Evening
20 Feb 1867, Evening
21 Feb 1867, Evening
22 Feb 1867, Evening
23 Feb 1867, Evening

Performers and/or Works Performed

2)
aka Cinder-le-on
4)
Participants:  Nelse Seymour
6)
Text Author: Leon
Participants:  Edwin Kelly

Citations

1)
Advertisement: New York Herald, 17 February 1867.
2)
Advertisement: New York Clipper, 23 February 1867, 363.
3)
Review: New York Herald, 23 February 1867, 5.

“…The San Francisco and Kelly & Leon’s minstrels were favored with a fair share of public support, the admirers of the burnt cork business having turned out in goodly numbers.”

4)
Review: New-York Daily Tribune, 25 February 1867.

“…Messrs. Kelly & Leon’s Minstrels, No. 720 Broadway, merit the particular attention of persons who enjoy Ethiopian Minstrelsy.  Their performances are such as baffle both sobriety and description.”