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Tuesday, July 28, 2020

CurtainUp eview:Hollywood Rivals: Olivia de Havilland vs Joan Fontaine by Elyse Sommer

A fascinated, richly illustrated docudrama about the lives of two of the silver screen's legendary sisters

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Thursday, July 23, 2020

view:Hamilton History Hears You at by Elyse Sommer

a 40-minute feature well worth seeing that's available with your ticket to the wonderful film of the show with its

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Thursday, July 16, 2020

Review of Hamilton, the movie : at by Elyse Sommer

not second best to a live performance, but a unique and enjoyable experience in its own right

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Saturday, July 11, 2020

Review: The Line at by Elyse Sommer

t: Jessica Blank and Erik Jensen's new docu-drama premieres on line-- well done but but not escape entertainment.

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Wednesday, July 8, 2020

Review: The Mint Company's Summer Stock Steaming Fesgivsl at by Elyse Sommer

Three plays filmed during the 1914, 1915 and 1916 season to watch sitting on our couch. . .almost too much to take in. . .

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Saturday, July 4, 2020

And So We Go Fort at Curtainup by Elyse Sommer

.Richard Nelson's Apples share Dinner and table talk on Zoom

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Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Review: oklahoma Crude & The Hour by Elyse Sommer

A western potboiler and a BBC thriller . . .each transcends its genre to offer relevant, worth watching on screen entertainment.

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Sunday, June 28, 2020

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.: A not to be missed chance to see this filmed version of Emily Mann's wonderful play about Gloria Steinem. Bravo THIRTEEN for making it available to revisit and for …

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Saturday, June 20, 2020 by Elyse Sommer

. .Defending Jacob and The Morning Show headlne at Apple TV's home page

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Thursday, May 28, 2020

Review: Anno Domino, an audio playat by Elyse Sommer

The stage for Alan Ayckbourn's 84th play is his home, twith him and his wife playing all 8 characters . . . it's free for listening until June 25th. . .

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Friday, May 22, 2020

Season 6 of Madam Secretsry at by Elyse Sommer

he Madam Secretsry series ends with a feel good, finale that one wishes were true. . .

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Thursday, May 14, 2020

Review: Becoming at by Elyse Sommer

superstar Michelle Obama quickly makes it to Netflix's hit list.

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Saturday, May 9, 2020

Harold and Lillian Review at Curtainup by Elyse Sommer

Escerpt: Perfect on screen diversion -- and role model for production methods for future plays and films. . .

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Tuesday, May 5, 2020

Review: Howads End mini series at by Elyse Sommer

Escerpt: Playwright Kennerth Lonergan's adaptaion is true to Forster's text, and yet a fresh and original streaming experience

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Saturday, April 25, 2020

Love Hurts at by Elyse Sommer

A 1990s series that still works as a Pandemic diversion

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Tuesday, April 21, 2020

Rview of Unorthodox at CurtainUpcom by Elyse Sommer

A new 4 part series with all the pluses of streaming as well as magic of live theater

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Friday, April 3, 2020

Curtaiup Streaming Features by Elyse Sommer

The top of our main page now features virus-relted updates and streaming features

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Thursday, March 5, 2020

Review: The Perplexed at by Elyse Sommer

If Richsrd Grenberg intended this as a refreshing new take on the once popular drawing room comedies, especially those with the action revolving around …

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Monday, January 20, 2020

Review: My Name Is Lucy Bartonat by Elyse Sommer

Excerpt: Olive Strout's melancholy memoir adapted as a solo play with Laura Linney deftly narrating in the voice of both the mother and daughter whose brief reunion…

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Sunday, December 15, 2019

Review: Judgment Day at by Elyse Sommer

Descriptive Excerpt: A 1937 play that feels very much of the moment is given an operatic staging at the Park Avenue Armory

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Tuesday, October 29, 2019

Review:Seared at by Elyse Sommer

: Theresa Rebeck's literslly tasty comic take on art versus commerce is having its New York premiere at the beutiful new MCC Thesters's intimate Susan & Ronald Frankel Th…

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Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Review: Bella Bella at by Elyse Sommer

Harvey Fierstone's biographical solo play is filled to the brim with Bella Abzug's trenchant wit and wisdom. For older theater goers, it's a trip down memory lane…

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Thursday, October 17, 2019

Review: Linda Vista at by Elyse Sommer

: If the title were not already taken by a much produced French classic, Tracy Letts might well have called his play about a middle-aged guy who hates everything and…

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Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Review: The Wrong Man at by Elyse Sommer

With the help of Hamilton.>'s director Thomas Kail and orchestrator Alex Lacamoire, Ross Golan's almost two dozen story telling songs became the musical, The Wrong Man, now …

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Thursday, October 3, 2019

The New Englanders: at by Elyse Sommer

lThe changes in the typical American family (if ever there really was one outside of Rockwell's famous idyllc canvases and 1940s movies) are indeed welcome.…

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Friday, September 27, 2019

Review: The Height of the Storm at by Elyse Sommer

Eileen Atkins and Jonathan Pryce manage to turn Florian Zeller's overly clever script into a truly unmissable point counterpoint duet.

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Tuesday, September 24, 2019

Review: Sunday at by Elyse Sommer

Expectations for any play written by Jack Thorne. . .but the magic of Harry Potter is missing from his take on a book group that brings together a group of 20-something …

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Thursday, September 19, 2019

Review: Fern Hill at by Elyse Sommer

Michael Tucker's dramedy adds up to a pleasant two hours, thanks to excellent actors

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Thursday, September 12, 2019

Feature at BInge Streaming Part 2: The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel & Shitsel by Elyse Sommer

Watching The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel was a lot like going to see a hot ticket show on Broadway, while Shitselwas more like seeing something new and more low key Off-Broad…

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Thursday, August 29, 2019

Feature:How "Streaming" Eased the Summer of My Discontent at by Elyse Sommer

Overview of blockbuster streamers Madam Secretary and The Cro

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Wednesday, August 28, 2019

Curtainup Feature: How "Streaming" Eased the Summer of My Discontent by Elyse Sommer

My summer 2019 streaming of two blockbuster multi-episode productions like Madam Secretary and The Crown confirmed the synergy between on screen and stage enterta…

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