Griffin and Christy’s Minstrels

Event Information

Fifth Avenue Opera House

Manager / Director:
George W. Howard Griffin

Event Type:

Record Information


Last Updated:
28 December 2015

Performance Date(s) and Time(s)

08 Apr 1867, 8:00 PM
09 Apr 1867, 8:00 PM
10 Apr 1867, 8:00 PM
11 Apr 1867, 8:00 PM
12 Apr 1867, 8:00 PM
13 Apr 1867, 2:30 PM
13 Apr 1867, 8:00 PM

Program Details

Griffin may be the author of the Brigandina burlesque. SEE: AD: NYH 04/07/67, p. 1.

Performers and/or Works Performed


Advertisement: New York Herald, 07 April 1867, 1.

Lists performers.  “Last week of the great burlesque, Black Crook. . . . This week will be presented the LAST OPERA written by Sig. Giffini, which will be presented in a GORGEOUS STYLE. . . . First appearance of Mr. G. W. Clark in his Banjo Solo.”

Advertisement: New York Herald, 08 April 1867, 1.

“First appearance of Mr. G. W. Clarke, Comedian.”

Advertisement: New-York Times, 09 April 1867, 7.

“The family resort.”

Advertisement: New York Clipper, 13 April 1867, 7.
Review: New York Clipper, 13 April 1867, 6, 3d col., middle.

“G. W. Clarke, banjoist, joins Griffin’s and Christy’s Minstrels this evening. The burlesque of the ‘Black Crook’ keeps the bills, and is as loudly applauded as ever. George Christy and Johnny Boyce keep the ends in the first part. Business was pretty good last week, and the Fifth Avenue Opera House is as popular a place of amusement with the public as any in the city.”