Very little is known about Ada Clifton’s early life before she came to the stage in New York. Ireland places Ada Clifton’s debut on the New York stage in 1855 and labels her as a pupil of Mrs.
Personne discusses the recent Dramatic Fund Benefit, as well as the current events and gossip in the opera community. A good portion of the article is devoted to an ironic discussion of the mysterious ailments of actresses and singers.
Personne discusses Brougham's work on the Dramtic Fund Benefit (3).
Clifton acted in the cast of the evening performance of Nine Points of the Lane at the Benefit (3).
Personne makes a reference to "Jefferson's Summer season" at Laura Keene's Theatre (3).
Personne notes that Keene became ill fifteen minutes before her performance in L.G. Spanker at the Benefit and had to be replaced by Mrs. Hoey (3).
Personne mentions rehearsals for her at the opera; she is also referred to as "La Kelloggini" (3).
Personne suggests that reading the Saturday Press may help Laura Keene as she recovers from the ailment that struck her during the benefit (3).
Smith acted in cast of the evening performance of Nine Points of the Lane at the Benefit (3).
Personne mentions one of the "Theta Deltas" assisting him in obtaining a visit to one of Kellogg's rehearsals (3).
Personne notes that Mary Gannon has returned to the theater after an illness (3).
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