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Sunday, February 19, 2017

Review: Sunset Boulevard at 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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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Thursday, December 15, 2016

Review: In Transit at by Elyse Sommer

a musical look at New York's life underground.

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Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Review: Othello at by Elyse Sommer

TV's James Bond plays a malevolently cool Iago in the NYTheatre Workshop's modern day version of the Bard's green-eye-monster haunted soldie

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Friday, December 9, 2016

Review:The Band's Visit at by Elyse Sommer

Erin Kollrin's award winning film successfully transitions from screen to stage play with a wonderful musical score by David Yazbek .

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Richard Greenberg's new play features a top drawer cast Read More

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Thursday, December 8, 2016

Review: Tiny Beautiful Things at by Elyse Sommer

Sheryl Strayed's "Sugar" adapted and performed by Nia Vardalos star of My Beautiful Greek Wedding

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Monday, December 5, 2016

Review:Dear Evan Hansen at by Elyse Sommer

A small musical's big heart and big on talent cast is now a welcome addition to the Broadway musical scene. .

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Friday, December 2, 2016

Review: A Bronx Tale at by Elyse Sommer

Chazz Palminteri's solo play gets yet another life as a Broadway musical. . . Read More

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Monday, November 28, 2016

Review: The Pigeon in the Taj Mahal at by Elyse Sommer

- Laoisa Sexton's play is an inventively staged, well-acted comic romp underpinned by a serious theme

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Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Review: Othello: The Remix at by Elyse Sommer

The General as a hip-hop mogul...and it works

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Review: This Day Forward at by Elyse Sommer

Nicky Silver's new play is a case of The Lyons/Redux. .

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Sunday, November 20, 2016

Review: Sweet Charity at by Elyse Sommer

smartly streamlined - Sutton Foster is a delightful Charity Hope Valentine in this smartly streamlined reviva

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Friday, November 18, 2016

Review: Dead Poets Society at by Elyse Sommer

your appreciation of this screen-to-stage adaptation will depend a lot on how you felt about the movie . .

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Review:Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet at by Elyse Sommer

Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet - The little musical engine that could makes a triumphant landing on Broadway -- with review of Groban's substitute

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Monday, November 14, 2016

Review: Women of a Certain Age at by Elyse Sommer

It turns out the Gabriels of Richard Nelson's Rhinebeck trilogy voted for the losing candidate

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Review: The Death of the Last Black Man in the Whole Entire World at by Elyse Sommer

Pulitzer Prize winner Suzann-Lori Parks takes us on a fantastical ride to reclaim the lives of black people in the history books .

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Friday, November 11, 2016

Review:Falsettos at by Elyse Sommer

William Finn's chamber musical still sings its way right into your heart.

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Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Review:Notes From The Field at by Elyse Sommer

Anna Deveare Smith's provocative new 17-character solo

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Monday, November 7, 2016

Review: Finian's Rainbow at by Elyse Sommer

the Irish Rep celebrates its renovated home's completion with this hit-after-hit musical from another era

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