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Why I've Changed the Title Of My Features

The good news is that we are coming closer to seeing the live theater coming back again, though worries about safety remain with us. At any rate, CurtainUp is not returning to its former self. Like New York Times columnist Jane Brody, who i've followed for years, I've spent the past year reconsidering and accepting that I'm at an age when it's no longer possible to do certain things. Topping my list of activities no longer possible is shouldering the editing and reviewing tasks of the formerly full-bodied CurtainUp, as I have for so many years. However, I will continue the less stessful alternative, reporting on theater in my irregularly posted blogs. And do some features about live shows, but with a continued focus on what's available for on screen viewing.

The extensive content, will still be available at this streamlined main page. You can look up a specific item in the "enhanced by Google" box. Though Google will pop up a couple of their own listings first, if you just keep scrolling down you'll see items pertinent to your search. Below that special search box you will also find lnks to archives of older blog entries and streaming features, as well as some other special topicsCurtainup has covered.

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Elyse's Blog Updated January 14, 2022

Latest Features About Onscreen and Live Entertainment

The Humans — Stephen Karam's innovative adaptation of his splendid play .


— he film of this Broadway mus[cal about the reigning monarch's famous former daughter-in-law comes to Netflix before opening at the Longacre Theatre.

— If Primary Stages weren't still closed, BadAss GalBoss Power Hour (Mandatory Meeting) might have premiered as a live production. . . but for the New Normal Rep the virtual world premiere of F.I. R.E. confirms their commitment to using the pandemic as an opportunity to make plays staged especially for the screen provide satisfying theatrical experiences and reach larger audiences.

Everybody's Talking About Jamie,
— the film adaptation of the British hit musical
Spike Lee's Film of the premiere production of
Pass Over — Antoinette Nwandu's Godot -inspired play in which Vladimir and Estragon morph into Africn-American Moses and Kitch.
The Chair Sandra Oh stars as the first non-white, female head of a fictional university. She and the stellar cast make the too stuffed with subplots Netflix series worth seeing.
George M. Cohan Tonight! An Abridged Performance on Screen
Breslin and Hamill: Deadline Artists
In the Heights, the Movie
Oslo, the Movie
To Stream or Not Stream
Twyla Moves
Shtisel Season 3
The Investigation
The Dig
Ma Rainey's Black Bottom
The Queen's Gambit
The Prom
The Chicago 7
Hamilton, the movie
An Education
The Crown, Season 4
What the Constitution Means to Me
Theater Experiment With a Post Pandemic Fitire
While We're Young
Bringing a Touch of Live Theater to Your Streaming Outings
Gloria: A Life
Defending Jacob and The Morning Show
. Previous Madam Secretary review Now includes Season 6
Harold and Lillian: A Hollywood Love Story
Howards End
Love Hurts
The Irishman & Marriage Story
The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel & Shtisel
Hillbilly Elegy & Roadkill
Radium Girls & Bad Education|

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