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CurtainUpMaster Index of Features
Reviews for Streamng Enthusiastss
Streaming, The Two Popes
Madam Secretary & The Crown
.The Marveous Mrs. Maisel & Shitsel

Miscellaneous Essays & Articles
Film, & TV , Streaming Features
Book Reviews

Miscellaneous Essays & Articles

The New York Pops: In Forest Hills with Megan Hilty & Matthew Morrison
Revisiting Fiddler on The Roof Mother's Day, Father's day, any day. . . Fiddler. . . is the ideal family theatrical outing
Live Theater's Version of Binge-Viewing
Celebrating the 400th Anniversary of Shakespeare's Death with a Dollop of Theater
The Many Approaches For Making Old Plays New Again
To Revamp or Not to Revamp {Shakespeare}, that is the question
America Is Hard to See . . .an easy to enjoy very different theatrical experience at the spacious new Whitney Museum
To Revamp or Not to Revamp, that is the question
Chekhov Getting His Due
ChicagoCelebrates It's 10th Birthday and so does CurtainUp
Community of Artists: 50 Years of the Public Theater
Double your pleasure- feature about in-rep productions
Why We Shouldn't Get Rid of Earworms As Part of the Musical Theater Experience
Going Fishing for a Big Musical Hit
To Revamp or Not to Revamp, that is the question
To Nap or to Clap
Making a Case for Really Long Books and Plays
Essay: Chekhov: Father of the 3-Sisters Play
Hello Dollys -- Overview of the Dolly Levi Role-- its history and the role's appeal to actresses of a certain age
Al Hirschfeld, The Man Who Captured New York With His Pen
Holden Caulfield: Theater Aficianado/
Marni Nixon: Voice of Hollywood
Notes From a Sidelined Theater Critic- Part One: Katie Roche Made Me Do It . .
Notes From a Sidelined Theater Critic Lively If Not Live Theater on my IPad — House of Cards via Netflix and Margaret at HBO
Notes From a Sidelined Theater CriticPart Three: Part Three: The Play Reading Experience
From Screen to Stage, Sung and Unsung
Red— Mark Rothko's Red Canvases In the Spotlight on Broadway, Upstaged by A Lady in Red at MOMA
More Spider-mania
The Solo Play Has Given New Meaning to Greta Garbo's "I Want to Be Alone!"
. . .The Translater's Craft (Estelle Gilson)
The White Collar Work Place On Stage

Film & TV, Streaming Features
Streaming, The Two Popes Review For "Streaming" Enthusiasts:Madam Secretary & The Crown. . .The Marveous Mrs. Maisel & Shitsel
Me#First in The Berkshires: Where Able and Ambitious Female Theater Makers Have Thrived Long Before the Me#Too Movement and the Wave of Women Running for Government Jobs
The Road To 1984 -
No Pay, Nudity
Manchester by the Sea -
La La Land -
Close to the Enemy - 7-episode Post WWII Drama
A Place to Call Home-- the Addictive Australian melodrama
Downton Abbey's Final Season
Florence Foster Jenkins -- the tone-deaf society diva gets another interpreter on screen
Christine -Rebecca Hall heads cast of stage veterans in biodrama
London Road the Stage Musical Now On Screen
The Dresser on DVD
Vera Spot 6
August: Osage County- the movie
Elaine Stritch: Shoot Me - On DVD and for Ipad/Netflix Streaming
House of Cards Season 3 Still Home to lots of Stage Actors and Playwrights
A Stage Star Studded, Modern Cymbeline
The Last Five Years Into the Woods, the Movie
Olive Kitteridge, a potent theatrical experience on the home screen
Blue Jasmine
Jersey Boys, The Movie

Reed Birney, An Actor's Actor
CurtainUp Interviews Itself: India Ink
Dinicola, Donald
Daisy Foote
Lucy Thurber on the Occasion of the Hilltown plays
Freud's Last Session: An Interview with Actors Martin Rayner and Mark H. Dold
Thomas McCormack, Former Publisher Turned Playwright
D.W. Gregory
Simon Abkarian
Michael John LaChiusa
Denis O'Hare
Michael Ritchie
Carl Forsman
James Magruder
John Issendorf
The Playwrights of Camp Holocaust: Adam Melnick and Josh Tarjan
Kaia Calhoun
CurtainUp Interviews Itself
Stephen DeRosa
Warren Leight
Rusty Magee
Derek McLane
Ethan McSweeney, Part 1
Ethan McSeeney,Part 2
Ott, Sharon
Rando, John
Thorne, Joan Vail
Zablotsky, Peter

Book Reviews
Backstage Pass to Broadway/Susan L. Schulman memoir
The Critics Say. . .
Major Pettigrew's Last Stand by Helen Simonson
Other People's Money, a novel by Justin Courtwright
Summer House With Swimming Pool /Herman Koch
Wendy and the Lost Boy by Julie Salamon/
The Tragedy of Arthur by Arthur Phillips - especialyfor Shakespeare fans
The Hammersteins: A Musical Theatre Family
The Play That Changed My Life
Forbidden Broadway & The Playbill Broadway Yearbook
Best Plays Theater Yearbook
The Oxford Companion to the American Musical
Tales From Shakespeare/Tina Packer
Three Plays by George Kelly
Three Girls and Their Brother- Theresa Rebeck's debut novel
The Wild Party/William Moncure March
Women Who Write Plays
How Good Is David Mamet, Anyway
John Simon On Theater == Little Musicals for Little Theaters Flinn, Denny Martin
Public Places. . .My life in the Theater with Peter O'Toole and Beyond
Mendes at the Donmar 
Cabaret: The Illustrated Book and Lyrics 
Cassell's Companion to the Theatre
Conversations With Miller/Gussow, Mel
Hirschfeld's New York and Hirschfeld's Hollywood Feature
Dazzler, biography of Moss Hart
Charles Laughton Colleen Dewhust-Tom Viola)
Command Performance: An Actress in the Theater of Politics/Alexander, Jane)
Edward Albee: A Singular Journey/Mel Gussow
   Edna Ferber and Her Circle/Julie Gilbert
   A Hell of a Life/Maureen Stapleton
   Hellman and Hammett/ Joan Mellen 
How Good Is David Mamet, Anyway/Heilpern, John
   It Happened On Broadway:An Oral History of the Great White Way/Frommer
Historic Photos of Broadway-New York Theater/
Hot Seat/Frank Rich John Simon On Theater
  London Walks/Jim De Young, Jim and John Miller
   Making Musicals/Tom Jones
   Murder on Theatre Row/Jahn
My Life With Noël Coward/by Graham Payn with Barry Day
My Name Escapes Me/Alec Guiness,
Original Story/ Laurent, Arthur
Joe Papp, An American Life/Helen Epstein 
The Play Goes On by Neil Simon
Powell Dawn --Permanent Visitor Festival
The Real Nick and Nora, Frances Goodrich and Albert Hackett
Somewhere For Me, a Biography of Richard Rodgers by Meryle Secrest
Rewrites by Neil Simon
ShopTalk: Conversations about Theater and Film/Dennis Brown
Show Time/Gene Brown
Showtune/Jerry Herman
Stephen Sondheim: A Life/Meryle Secrest
The Spectator/Studs Terkel
The Mozart Dances at Lincoln Center's 2016 Mostly Mozart festival
  The Stratford Festival 2016
'98 International Fringe Festival
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