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Saturday, April 30, 2022

Elyse's blog about live & onscreen news by Elyse Sommer

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…

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Thursday, April 14, 2022

Elyse Sommer's Latest Feature by Elyse Sommer

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

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Saturday, April 2, 2022

Elyse Somer's new Blog -- all about the Oscars by Elyse Sommer

The Oscars Nod to New Acceptance of Screening Platforms and Greater Casting and Storytelling Diversity

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Monday, March 14, 2022

New feature about online and live entertainment by Elyse Sommer

-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

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Tuesday, February 8, 2022

Two New Shows About Showbiz Legen by Elyse Sommer

Two New Shows About Showbiz Legends— Being the Ricardos and Reframing: Marilyn Monroe

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Saturday, January 15, 2022

Elyse's Blog Update with screening gem and page turners of the week by Elyse Sommer

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

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Friday, January 7, 2022

Books to take our minds off Pandemic: by Elyse Sommer

recommended book bings: Rachel to the Resce. . .The Lincoln Highway. . .Homeland Elegies

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Thursday, December 23, 2021

Elyse's Blog update by Elyse Sommer

About Kimberly Akimbo, the musical, Mrs. Doubtfire, Flying over Sunset, and the sillym but fun Only Murder in this building

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Monday, November 29, 2021

Review of The Humans as movie by Elyse Sommer

. The playwright has done a terrific job in adapting his fine play into an equally fine movie.

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Monday, November 22, 2021

Elyse's Latest Blog Update by Elyse Sommer

About 66-year old play's Broadway debute and much more

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Monday, November 15, 2021

Review of new movie Passing and the novel with same title that it's based on by Elyse Sommer

Rebecca Hall's smart and still relevant adaptation of jazz age novel

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Monday, November 8, 2021

Elyse's Blog update by Elyse Sommer

.. 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…

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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

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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.

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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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