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Saturday, October 9, 2021

Elyse's October 9, 2021 Blog pdate by Elyse Sommer

October 9, 2021 Update— more about Judy Kaye's double star turn in Diana. . . why Six, another famous royal tragedy manages to be a fresh and entertaining musical while Diana is not. . . T…

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Wednesday, October 6, 2021

.Revew of Diana, the musical film by Elyse Sommer

l. The show's film of the a final preview performance once again brings Broadway to Netflix

SOURCE: CurtainUp at 11:43AM
Friday, October 1, 2021

Revew of two new plays debuting on line by Elyse Sommer

A Zoom play by .a BadAss GalBoss Power Hour (Mandatory Meeting) and and a New Normal Rep's F.I. R.E.

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Wednesday, September 22, 2021

Review of Everybody's Talking About Jamie by Elyse Sommer

. a star is born in this filmed adaptation of the London hit musical.

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Monday, August 30, 2021

Review: Spike Lee film of Pass Over by Elyse Sommer

Antoinette Nwandu's Godot -inspired play in which Vladimir and Estragon morph into two young Africn-American men

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Wednesday, August 18, 2021

Recieq- George M. Cohan Tonight! An Abridged Performance on Screen| by Elyse Sommer

Another free screened performance at the

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Thursday, August 12, 2021

Breslin and Hamill: Deadline Artis an HBO streame by Elyse Sommer

a documentary that's a tribute to two superstsrs of another era that's also a eulogy to pring newspapers

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Thursday, June 3, 2021

Oslo, the Movie by Elyse Sommer

. Adaptation of the hit play with fine new cast and lots of cinematic tricks

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Monday, May 10, 2021

To Stream Or Not to Stream by Elyse Sommer

. . Essay with reviews of Uncle Vanya, Atlantic Crossing, Amy Tan

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Wednesday, April 28, 2021

Review: Little Gem by Elyse Sommer

A virtual production that livrs up to it title

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Friday, April 9, 2021

Review=John Cullum: An Accidental Star by Elyse Sommer

A legend who still charms

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Monday, April 5, 2021

Review- Twyla Moves Review by Elyse Sommer

The dance legend Zooms .

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Tuesday, March 30, 2021

Review Shtissel, Season 3 by Elyse Sommer

You don't have to be Jewish to aprecate this Israeli series --

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Sunday, March 21, 2021

Review The Last Five Years by Elyse Sommer

Robert Jason Brown's musical geared for the times we're living in. . .

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Tuesday, March 16, 2021

Review of The Investigation by Elyse Sommer

Another Danish series starring two of Borgen's main characters. . .

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Thursday, February 4, 2021

Elyse Sommer reviews The Dig by Elyse Sommer

The Dig -- a subtle combination of fiction and fact now streaming at Netflix

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Thursday, January 28, 2021 feature: Radium Girls & Bad Education by Elyse Sommer

Netflix & HBO docudrams based on long ago scandalous events

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Friday, December 25, 2020

ReviewBorgen by Elyse Sommer by Elyse Sommer

A not to be missed political series from Denmark.

SOURCE: CurtainUp at 09:22AM
Monday, December 21, 2020

Review: Ma Rainey's Blsack Bottom film adaptation by Elyse Sommer

A stunningly performed and filmed version of August Wilson's 1982 play

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Friday, December 18, 2020

Review: The Prom film at by Elyse Sommer

Bryan Murphy's star-cast movie for Netflix

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Sunday, December 13, 2020

Review Meet Me In St. Louis at by Elyse Sommer

a digitzed, streamlined production from the Irish Rep

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Monday, December 7, 2020

Review Mank by Elyse Sommer by Elyse Sommer

David Fincher's ode to Citizen Kane and the man wo wrot

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Wednesday, December 2, 2020
Friday, November 20, 2020

Review: The Crown Season 4 at by Elyse Sommer

Princess Diana and Margaret Thatcher bring new problems to the decade-spanning Queen Elizabeth's saga . . .

SOURCE: CurtainUp at 04:29PM
Monday, November 9, 2020

Review: The Queen's Gambit at by Elyse Sommer

You don't have to be a chess player to enjoy this mini series about a chess prodigy

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Thursday, October 29, 2020

Review: The Irish Rep's revival of A Touch of the Poet at by Elyse Sommer

a terrific virtual rendition elevates this lesser O'Nell play a few notches closer the top of the playright's canon

SOURCE: CurtainUp at 01:16PM
Saturday, October 24, 2020

Review: The Trial of the Chicago 7 at by Elyse Sommer

Aaron Sorkin's film gives the notorious 1968 trial an unmistakable of-the-moment feel.

SOURCE: CurtainUp at 07:43PM
Wednesday, October 21, 2020

Review: The Plot Against Americ at by Elyse Sommer

spine-chilling mini series based on 2004 novel

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Saturday, October 17, 2020

Review: What the Constitution Means to Me at by Elyse Sommer

A more timely than ever theatrical history lesson

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Sunday, October 11, 2020

Review: The Social Dilemma at by Elyse Sommer

- Former movers and shakers at the top social platforms explain why they left, and why you too need to use your accounts with utmost caution

SOURCE: CurtainUp at 12:21PM
Sunday, October 4, 2020

Review: The Glorias at by Elyse Sommer

. Theater luminaries Julie Taymor and Sarah Ruhl try to imbue Gloria Steinem's 2015 memoir with the experimental magic they're known for. . .

SOURCE: CurtainUp at 11:27AM

All that Chat

Sep 14, 2021: Chicago - Ambassador Theatre
Oct 17, 2021: Dana H. - Lyceum Theatre
Mar 28, 2022: Plaza Suite - Hudson Theatre
Apr 07, 2022: The Minutes - Studio 54
Apr 28, 2022: Macbeth - Lyceum Theatre