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Elyse's Blog Updated April 27, 2022
April 27th Blog Update— How I Learned to Drive and Take Me Out prove their durability in new Broadway production, American Buffalo less so . . . wit…
To Stage or Screen a Story discusses 'Mass" which began as a play and is now a film at Hulu and the film and stage version of the Alan Turing story
The Oscars Nod to New Acceptance of Screening Platforms and Greater Casting and Storytelling Diversity
-Our Post Pandemic Life Must Embrace All the Ways We Experience Culture--covers The Music Man, Spielberg's West Side Story, Elena Ferrante's My Brilliant Friend series
Two New Shows About Showbiz Legends— Being the Ricardos and Reframing: Marilyn Monroe
That Day We Sang is my screen gem of the week, t The Plot and An Elder Laldy is up to no Good my escapist page turners
recommended book bings:
Rachel to the Resce. . .The Lincoln Highway. . .Homeland Elegies
About Kimberly Akimbo, the musical, Mrs. Doubtfire, Flying over Sunset, and the sillym but fun Only Murder in this building
The playwright has done a terrific job in adapting his fine play into an equally fine movie.
About 66-year old play's Broadway debute and much more
Rebecca Hall's smart and still relevant adaptation of jazz age novel
November 5th update commentts on solo plays with multiple actors to narrate; also the continuing popularity of trios of sisters, brothers and succeeding
generations of one family…
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…
The show's film of the a final preview performance once again brings Broadway to Netflix
A Zoom play by .a
BadAss GalBoss Power Hour (Mandatory Meeting) and and a New Normal Rep's F.I. R.E.
. a star is born in this filmed adaptation of the London hit musical.
Antoinette Nwandu's Godot -inspired play
in which Vladimir and Estragon morph into two young Africn-American men
Another free screened performance at the irishrep.org.
a documentary that's a tribute to two superstsrs of another era that's also a eulogy to pring newspapers
Adaptation of the hit play with fine new cast and lots of cinematic tricks
Essay with reviews of Uncle Vanya, Atlantic Crossing, Amy Tan
A virtual production that livrs up to it title
A legend who still charms
The dance legend Zooms .
You don't have to be Jewish to aprecate this Israeli series
Robert Jason Brown's musical geared for the times we're living in. . .
Another Danish series starring two of Borgen's main characters. . .
The Dig -- a subtle combination of fiction and fact now streaming at Netflix
Netflix & HBO docudrams based on long ago scandalous events
A not to be missed political series from Denmark.
A stunningly performed and filmed version of August Wilson's 1982 play