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Friday, March 24, 2017

Review: Miss Saigon at curtainup.com/ by Elyse Sommer

Claude-Michel Schönberg-Alain Boublil- Richard Maltby Jr musical is back at the same theater where it made its long running Broadway debut-- and so is the helicopter.

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Saturday, March 18, 2017

Review:Come From Away at curtainup.com/ by Elyse Sommer

- Its uplift message has helped this fact-based musical fly from Canada to Broadway. .

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Friday, March 17, 2017

Review: The Price at curtainup.com/ by Elyse Sommer

Terry Kinney has given Arthur Miller's 1968 drama a well worth seeing production — without any trendy "now" touches..

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Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Review: The Emperor Jones at curtainup.com/ http://www.curtainup.com/emperorjones17.html by Elyse Sommer

The invaluable Irish Rep reprises its stunning 2009 production of Eugene O'Neill's rarely done, early play. . .

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Review: Glass Menagerie at curtainup.com/ by Elyse Sommer

Tennessee Williams' much produced play gets yet another go-round on Broadway

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Review:The Light Years at curtainup.com/ by Elyse Sommer

- a long forgotten real inventor and two invented families bring the magic of World's Fairs to vivid theatrical life . . . Read More

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Thursday, March 9, 2017

Review: The Outer Space at curtainup.com/ by Elyse Sommer

Ethan Lipton's story-telling solo musical with a sci-fi angle

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Monday, March 6, 2017

Review: The Penitent at curtainup.com/ by Elyse Sommer

David Mamet's new play is short of "F" bombs but also his former snap, crackle and pop Read More

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Friday, March 3, 2017

Review:All the Fine Boys at curtainup.com/ by Elyse Sommer

A provocative but flawed new play by Erica Schmidt . . . Read More

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Review: Significant Other on Broadway at curtainup.com/ by Elyse Sommer

Joshua Harmon's romantic comedy moves to Broadway, charming and poignant as eve

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Thursday, March 2, 2017

Review: Kunstler at curtainup.com/ by Elyse Sommer

Jeff McCarthy zestfully portrays the famous civil rights lawyer in Jeffrey Sweet's script R

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Review: The Skin of Our Teeth at curtainup.com/ by Elyse Sommer

A stunningly staged, timely revival of Thornton Wilder's Pulitzer Prize winning absurdist saga. . . Read More

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Review: Linda at curtainup.com/ by Elyse Sommer

- Penelope Skinner tries to make the "invisible" older woman visible

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Review: Sweeney Todd at curtainup.com/ by Elyse Sommer

-the Demon Barber's story goes immersive, its thrilling music intact and the pies and mash served before show time are delicious

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Saturday, February 25, 2017

Review: If I Forget at curtainup.com/ by Elyse Sommer

Steven Levenson's new family drama features a splendid cast, handsome stagecraft and lots to think about. .

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Review: Kid Victory at curtainup.com/ http://www.curtainup.com/kidvictory17.html by Elyse Sommer

A somber new chamber musical by John Kander and Greg Pierce.

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Review:Sunday in the Park with George at curtainup.com/ by Elyse Sommer

- A splendid revival of this century's premiere musical theater artist's masterpiece about a 19th century painter's masterpiece

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Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Review:Everybody at curtainup.com/ http://www.curtainup.com/everybody17.html Review: If I Forget at curtainup.com/ by Elyse Sommer

a world premiere by the talented Brandon Jacob-Jenkns at the Pershing Square Signature Theater Re

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Sunday, February 19, 2017

Review: Sunset Boulevard at curtainup.com/ by Elyse Sommer

Has-been movie star Norma Desmond' may not be ready for her close-up as she claims, but Glenn Close is not only ready but better than ever in her reprise of the demented Norma.

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Friday, February 17, 2017

Review:Evening at the Talk House at curtainup.com/ by Elyse Sommer

a thespian gossip fest with a dystopian twist with playwright Wallace Shawn in the meatiest role.

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Thursday, February 16, 2017

Review: Man From Nebraska at curtainup.com/ by Elyse Sommer

- An overdue New York production of the play by Tracy Letts that was nominated for the Pulitzer Prize that his August: Osage County won . .

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Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Does Immersive Theater Risk being All Hat and No Cattle? by Elyse Sommer

About the vogue for Immersive Theater

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Thursday, February 9, 2017

Review: Fade at curtainup.com/ by Elyse Sommer

diversity in Hollywood is skewered in Tanya Saracho's 2-hander takes a new look at diversity in Hollywood and within a particular demographic

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Sunday, January 29, 2017

Theater-centri Film Review: at curtainup.com by Elyse Sommer

indie movie seen by too few theater and movie fans despite a starry cast

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Saturday, January 28, 2017

Review:ADA: Author Directing Author at curtainup.com/ by Elyse Sommer

3 authors direct 3 plays involving a power struggle between an older and younger character

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Friday, January 27, 2017

Review:Yours Unfaithfully at curtainup.com/ by Elyse Sommer

The Mint Theater's artistic director Jonathan Bank once again digs a play out of the theatrical archives with enjoyable results

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Review:The Liar at curtainup.com/ by Elyse Sommer

Wordsmith par excellence David Ives takes the bad odor out of mendacity with his latest "Transplantation". .

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Friday, January 20, 2017

Review: Jitney at curtainup.com/ by Elyse Sommer

August Wilson's early play play finally gets the Broadway production it deserves

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Friday, January 13, 2017

Review:Candide at curtainup.com/ by Elyse Sommer

Harold Prince directs a Leonard Bernstein's perennial favorite at the newly revived New York City Opera.

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Thursday, January 12, 2017

Review:La La Land at curtainup.com by Elyse Sommer

A movie musical bouquet to golden oldie movie musicals-- but its stars are charming but no Fred or Ginger

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Monday, January 9, 2017

Review: The Present at curtainup.com/ by Elyse Sommer

The Sydney Theater Company's modern adaptation of Chekhov's first play, with a large ensemble headed by Cate Blanchett and Richard Roxburgh

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