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

SOURCE: CurtainUp at 09:23AM
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

SOURCE: CurtainUp at 08:57AM
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

SOURCE: CurtainUp at 10:55AM
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.

SOURCE: CurtainUp at 05:05PM
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…

SOURCE: CurtainUp at 06:31PM
Thursday, June 3, 2021

Oslo, the Movie by Elyse Sommer

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

SOURCE: CurtainUp at 03:16PM
Tuesday, March 16, 2021

Review of The Investigation by Elyse Sommer

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

SOURCE: CurtainUp at 07:21PM
Sunday, January 17, 2021 feature: Elyse's Blog

Update as our already surreal lives take a climactic turn

SOURCE: CurtainUp at 06:44PM
Wednesday, December 2, 2020
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
Monday, August 10, 2020

Review: Courtship & On Valentine's Day at by Elyse Sommer

Two beautifully filmed early Horton Foote plays a treat for theater enthusiasts in lockdown

SOURCE: CurtainUp at 10:04AM
Tuesday, July 28, 2020

CurtainUp eview:Hollywood Rivals: Olivia de Havilland vs Joan Fontaine by Elyse Sommer

A fascinated, richly illustrated docudrama about the lives of two of the silver screen's legendary sisters

SOURCE: CurtainUp at 10:04AM
Thursday, July 16, 2020

Review of Hamilton, the movie : at by Elyse Sommer

not second best to a live performance, but a unique and enjoyable experience in its own right

SOURCE: CurtainUp at 12:03PM
Friday, April 3, 2020

Curtaiup Streaming Features by Elyse Sommer

The top of our main page now features virus-relted updates and streaming features

SOURCE: CurtainUp at 12:47PM
Wednesday, March 11, 2020

Van Hove achieves a completely original version of WSS by Simon Saltzman

A review of West Side Story at the Broadway Theatre

SOURCE: CurtainUp at 06:02AM
Thursday, March 5, 2020

Review: The Perplexed at by Elyse Sommer

If Richsrd Grenberg intended this as a refreshing new take on the once popular drawing room comedies, especially those with the action revolving around …

SOURCE: CurtainUp at 04:14PM
Monday, February 17, 2020

Musical gold from Webber's musicals by Simon Saltzman

Review of Andrew Lloyd Webber's "Unmasked" at Paper Mill Playhouse

SOURCE: CurtainUp at 09:29AM
Thursday, February 13, 2020

Chekhov/Tolstoy: Love Stories - Curiosities by a zealous adapter by Simon Saltzman

A review of 2 one-act plays at Mint Theater

SOURCE: CurtainUp at 06:01AM
Wednesday, February 12, 2020

"Darling Grenadine" a smart,well constructed new musical by Simon Saltzman

review of new musical at Roundabout's Black Box Theatre

SOURCE: CurtainUp at 11:22AM
Sunday, February 2, 2020

Woman in Black is calculated to send chills down your spine by Simon Saltzman

A review of Woman in Black in Pub at McKittrick Hotel

SOURCE: CurtainUp at 09:11PM
Thursday, January 30, 2020

Charles Busch stars in his own play "The Confession of Lily Dare" by Simon Saltzman

A review of Primary Stage production "The Confession of Lily Dare" written by and starring Charles Busch.

SOURCE: CurtainUp at 05:45AM
Thursday, January 23, 2020

Only new play written by a woman on B'way this season by Simon Saltzman

Review of Bess Wohl's "Grand Horizons" at 2ndStage

SOURCE: CurtainUp at 10:23PM
Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Splendid revival at Roundabout of Fuller's Pulitzer Prize winner "A Soldier's Play" by Simon Saltzman

First Broadway production of Charles Fuller's 1982 Pulitzer Prize-winning play about the murder in the barracks of an African-American soldier

SOURCE: CurtainUp at 09:51AM
Monday, December 9, 2019

The worthiest selections from Yeston's canon by Simon Saltzman

Review of "Anything Can Happen in the Theater..." at the York Theatre Company

SOURCE: CurtainUp at 08:09AM
Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Anna Deavere Smith's gripping one person/thirty characters play by Simon Saltzman

review of Fires in the Mirror at Signature Theatre

SOURCE: CurtainUp at 11:12AM
Monday, November 11, 2019

"Broadbend, Arkansas is dramaticaly riveting musical experience by Simon Saltzman

review of new musical with two performers at the Duke on 42nd Street.

SOURCE: CurtainUp at 07:52AM
Thursday, October 31, 2019
Monday, October 28, 2019

"Last Days of Summer" New Musical knocks it out of the park. by Simon Saltzman

Review of new musical opening new performing arts center in New Brunswick

SOURCE: CurtainUp at 09:06AM
Monday, October 21, 2019

grandiose story-telling but even grander theatre by Simon Saltzman

Review of "Mary Shelley's Frankenstein" at Princeton's McCarter Theatre

SOURCE: CurtainUp at 10:28PM
Friday, October 18, 2019

"Forbidden Broadway" returns after five year hiatus by Simon Saltzman

Review of "Forbidden Broadway" at the Triad

SOURCE: CurtainUp at 02:33PM

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