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Thursday, December 13, 2018

Review: Clueless, the Musical at by Elyse Sommer

Another stylishly staged and energetically performed musical based on a cult high school movie

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Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Review: Fabulation at by Elyse Sommer

Cherise Boothe is a terrific Undine in a smartly staged legacy production of Lynn Nottage's play Read More

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Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Review:Noura at by Elyse Sommer

The dysfunctional family drama is getting wuite a workout in Heather Raffo's new play

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Monday, December 10, 2018

Review: Noura at by Elyse Sommer

The American dysfunctional family drama gets quite a workout in Heather Raffo's new play. It even includes a riff on Ibsem

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Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Review: The Cher Show at by Elyse Sommer

The Neil Simon Theater feels like Caesar's Palace but it does have 3 dazzlingly dressed Chers . . .

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Monday, December 3, 2018

Review:The Hello Girls at by Elyse Sommer

An ensemble of actor-musicians chronicles the story of America's first women soldiers in a lovely new musical by Prospect Theater Company

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Friday, November 23, 2018

Review:Downstairs at by Elyse Sommer

Tyne Daly and her bother Tim Daly do their best to make the thriller Theresa Rebeck wrote for them really thrilling

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Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Review: The Prom at by Elyse Sommer

a fun musical entertainment with a message of tolerance

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Thursday, November 15, 2018

Review:The Other Josh Cohen at by Elyse Sommer

this award winning, amusing little musical in a new production at the Westside Theater. .

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Review: TResistible Rise of Arturo Ui at by Elyse Sommer

Raul Esparza stars as the enamored with fame gangster in Bertold Brecht's allegory

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Monday, November 12, 2018

Curtainup Feature Me#/Firs in the Berkshires - by Elyse Sommer

Curtainup Feature Me#/Firs in the Berkshires - all about an area where Able and Ambitious Female Theater Makers Have Thrived Long Before the Me#Too Movement and the Wave of Women R…

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Saturday, November 10, 2018

Review: American Son at by Elyse Sommer

a dramatic look at race in America

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Friday, November 9, 2018

Review: King Kong at by Elyse Sommer

The iconic four-footed super hero is musicalized, and the beast once again upstages the beauty

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Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Review:The Thanksgiving Play at by Elyse Sommer

Larissa FastHorse sets the record straight about the long perpetrated myths about that beloved holiday, and manages to do so hilariously.

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Sunday, November 4, 2018

Review: Days of Rage at by Elyse Sommer

Steven Levenson goes back to the Vietnam protest days for his new play's world premiere at 2nd Stage

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Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Review: Good Grief at by Elyse Sommer

New York premiere of an Nigerian-American girl's coming of age in Bucks Count, Pennsylvania

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Monday, October 29, 2018

Review:The Waverly Gallery at by Elyse Sommer

Another Kenneth Lonergan play that's aged well enough for a wonderful reprise on Broadway

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Sunday, October 28, 2018

Review:The Niceties at by Elyse Sommer

a pas-de-deuux in Academia that turns into a mutually destructive political shouting match

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Friday, October 26, 2018

Review:The Ferrymam at by Elyse Sommer

Jez Butterworth's multi-generational family and political drama has so many assets that it's eminently watchable throught more than three hours

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Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Review:India Pale Ale at by Elyse Sommer Jaclyn Backhau;s s vibrant new play about an American Punjabi family

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Friday, October 19, 2018

Review:Gloria: A Life at by Elyse Sommer

A dynamically staged look at America's best known feminist's life

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Thursday, October 18, 2018

Review: Mother of the Maid at by Elyse Sommer

Glenn Close stars as the legendary Saint's Mother

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Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Review:Apologia at by Elyse Sommer

Stockard Channing stars in this revival of Alexi Kaye Campbell's dinner party from hell play

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Saturday, October 13, 2018

Review: My Parsifal Conductor,A Wagnerian Comedy at by Elyse Sommer

/ This fact based play's subtitle is a misnomer.

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Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Review:The Winning Side at by Elyse Sommer

the Epic Theatre Ensemble's thought provoking, high tech production in its world premiere at the Acorn on Theatre Row

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Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Review: Bernhardt/Hamlet at by Elyse Sommer

Theresa Rebeck's "faction" brings Janet McTeer back to Broadway as the legendary Sarah Bernhardt. . .

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Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Review: Girl from the North Country at by Elyse Sommer

while efforts to make a Bob Dylan musical have failed, Conor McPherson's version is a Bingo!.

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Thursday, September 27, 2018

Review:The Nap at by Elyse Sommer

British playwright Richard Bean has developed a story about the world of professional snooker into a darkly comic crime caper

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Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Review:I Was Most Alive with You at by Elyse Sommer

Craig Lucas tackles a new format and multiple other issues in modern day Book of Job drama

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Thursday, September 20, 2018

Review: The True at by Elyse Sommer

Edie Falco returns to the stage in Sharr White's new play about a real life behind-the-scenes political mover and shaker

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Monday, September 17, 2018

Review:Collective Rage at by Elyse Sommer

Jen Silverman's quintet of unhappy gender bashing Betty Boops doesn't always achieve its satiric aim

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