Saturday, May 18, 2024

Gallimaufry -- a Hodge Podge of Thoughts Prompted by Local, Global & Cultural Events by Elyse Sommer

Gallimaufry -- a Hodge Podge of Thoughts Prompted by Local, Global & Cultural Events By Elyse  Sommer Friends with whom I maintain a steady email conversation often receive one from me …

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Tuesday, April 30, 2024

With Tell Me Everything, Elizabeth Strout Revisits the Remarkable Literary World She Created in Her Previous Nine Novels by Elyse Sommer

With Tell Me Everything, Elizabeth Strout Revisits the Remarkable Literary World She Created in Her Previous Nine Novels By Elyse Sommer To start with a hurrah: This latest in Strout's ficti…

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Thursday, March 21, 2024

The Many Lives of the Great Gatsby by Elyse Sommer

.The Many Lives of the Great Gatsby by Elyse SommerThe theater has come back to life with almost a dozen new productions recently opening over the course of less than two weeks and with more…

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Wednesday, January 17, 2024

An Interesting but Worriesome Time to be Retired by Elyse Sommer by Elyse Sommer

   An Interesting but Worriesome Time to be Retired  by Elyse Sommer Retiring from a super-busy career you love is not easy.   Fortunately, everything I and my many good friends and col…

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Wednesday, August 30, 2023

Thornton Wilder's Our Town Give's Ann Patchett's Tom Lake A Wonderful Theater-centric Flavor by Elyse Sommer

Thornton Wilder's Our Town Gives Ann Patchett's Tom Lake a Wonderful Theater-centric  Flavor  by Elyse Sommer Outstanding new cultural offerings tend to be outnumbered by those that are h…

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Friday, June 23, 2023

Is the Theater Back to its Pre-pandemic Pleasures? By Elyse Sommer by Elyse Sommer

 Is the Theater Back to its Pre-pandemic Pleasures? By Elyse Sommer There are indeed signals for optimism that the worst of the pandemic is over, at least in the theater.    Long shuttere…

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Tuesday, May 16, 2023

Judy Blume's Ever-Expanding Audience & Relevance by Elyse Sommer

Judy Blume's Ever-Expanding Audience & Relevanceby Elyse SommerI'm too old to have been part of author Judy Blume's ever-expanding fan base of girls from early grades to high school. Con…

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Thursday, May 4, 2023

Types Of Shows That Keep Theater Alive by Elyse Sommer

  Types of Shows That Keep Theater Alive    --  By Elyse Sommer Putting on a play or musical on Broadway, as well as elsewhere, has always been a high-risk cultural  enterprise. And ye…

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Monday, March 20, 2023

PBS and Broadway Reboot Golden Oldies by Elyse Sommer

PBS Makes Reboot of TV Golden Oldie, All Creatures Great And Small, into a  Feel-Good Screening Hit with Characters You Like and Admire  --  By Elyse Sommer We continue to be barraged by …

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Sunday, March 12, 2023

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. PBS  makesk reboot  of TV Golden Oldie, All Creatures Great and Small ,  Into  a  Feel Good  Screening  Hit. . .On Broadway,  Golden  Oldiies Feature  Far  Less  likeable  Cha…

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Saturday, March 11, 2023

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PBS  makesk reboot  of TV Golden Oldie, All Creatures Great and Small ,  Into  a  Feel Good  Screening  Hit. . .On Broadway,  Golden  Oldiies Feature  Far  Less  likeable  Chara…

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Thursday, December 15, 2022

Blogspot Update December 2022 by Elyse Sommer. by Elyse Sommer

My Favorite Recent Quote Comes From Author of Leopoldstadt"In a scene that takes place in 1955, the young Englishman says to the Jewish man, 'It can’t happen again.’ When the play was b…

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Wednesday, October 26, 2022

Theater Will Continue To Share the Spotlight With Onscreen & Other Entertainment Formats By Elyse Sommer by Elyse Sommer

 Our lives will never again replicate the less chaotic Pre-COVID era. This New Normal will encompass many shifts in our recreational as well as work lives. For writers and actors, the sto…

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Friday, October 7, 2022

blogspot blogupdate October 7, 2022 by Elyse Sommer

 While theaters have reopened, the news on that front has been more about once considered here-to-stay shows closing. That even includes Phantom of the Opera, which in the course of a rem…

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Thursday, September 15, 2022

It's a Wonderful Life -- Without Rose-Colored Glasses by Elyse Sommer

   It's a Wonderful Life sure beats the drum loudly for kindness and doing the right thing. In fact, in these stressful times we may not want to wait until Christmas to bask in Director F…

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Monday, September 12, 2022

Blogspot Blog Update: September 12, 2022 by Elyse Sommer

Shakespeare Gets The Last Word In King Charles' Farewell To His Mama, The QueenIn his first speech as Queen Elizabeth II's successor, her son gave Shakespeare the final words for his  mothe…

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Thursday, August 11, 2022

Sylvie's Love-- A Slice of Hollywood's Old Fashioned Romances With a New-Fangled Twist by Elyse Sommer

By Elyse Sommer Since I saw and reviewed Tessa Thompson in Rebecca Wilson's terrific film adaptation of Nella Larson's 1939 novel Passing (http://www.curtainup.com/pas…

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Thursday, July 28, 2022

Elyse's Blogspot Blog- July 2022 by Elyse Sommer

     My Favorite Quote   Reaching my own personal centennial is cause for a bit of reflection on my first century — and on what the next century will bring for the people and cou…

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Friday, July 22, 2022

Screened Entertainment about Famous People Is Having Its Bigger-Than-Ever Moments . , , Now Often Available to Watch In Several Fo by Elyse Sommer

 Screened Entertainment About Famous People Is Having Its Bigger-Than-Ever Moments  . . . Now Often Available To Watch In Several Formats & At Various Outlets Simultaneously  Traditio…

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Saturday, July 9, 2022

A Special Offer from the Invaluable Mint Theater by Elyse Sommer

  www.curtainup.com Curtainup Founder & Editor Elyse Sommer's Epilogue -- I've passed the torch for reviewing and editing new theat…

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Friday, June 10, 2022

Borgen — rebooted as Borgen-Power and Glory and updated at http://www.curtainup.com by Elyse Sommer

 Onscreen and Live Entertainment at  http://www.curtainup.com June 9, 20022 . Borgen — rebooted as Borgen-Power and Glory

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Saturday, April 30, 2022

Elyese Sommer's new blog update about live and screened entertainment by Elyse Sommer

  Elyse's Blog Updated April 27, 2022 April 27th Blog Update— How I Learned to Drive and Take Me Out prove th…

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Thursday, April 14, 2022

Elyse Sommer on "Mass" and Alan Turing Play and Movie by Elyse Sommer

  Latest Features About Onscreen and Live Entertainment NEW April 13, 2022- To Stage or Screen a Story By Elyse Sommer

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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 Sommer's latest blog-- all about the Oscars by Elyse Sommer

  The Oscars Nod to New Acceptance of Screening Platforms and Greater Casti ng and Storytelling Diversity The most susp

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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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Elyse Sommer Feature: OuePost Pandemic Life Must Embrace All the Ways We Experience Culture by Elyse Sommer

  Back to Curtainup Main Page ARCHIVES STREAMING FEATURE ARCHIVES Elyse's Blog Archive -- 2020 Elyse's Blog Arcjve 2021-- Older Sreaming Features CURTAINUP RE…

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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 https://broadwaystars.com/

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Monday, February 7, 2022

Being the Ricardos and Reframing: Marilyn Monroe reviewed by Elyse Sommer by Elyse Sommer

  Latest Features About Onscreen and Live Entertainment By Elyse Sommer < NEW-- Two New Shows About Showbiz Legends— Being the Ricard…

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Elyse Sommer onwo New Shows About Showbiz Legends Lucille Ball & Marlyn Monroe by Elyse Sommer

  Back to Curtainup Main Page ARCHIVES STREAMING FEATURE ARCHIVES Elyse's Blog Archive -- 2020 Elyse's Blog Arcjve 2021-- NEW-- Two New Shows About Showbiz Legends…

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Saturday, January 15, 2022

Elyse's blog: with screening gem and page turners of the week by Elyse Sommer

 Elyse's Blog    My  screening  gem  and  page  turners  of  the  week:   That Day  We  Sang,  and  An  Elderly  Lady  is  Up  to  No  good January 15, 2022 Up…

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