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CurtainUp Master Index of Features
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A
About Adaptations. . .
The Many approaches For Making Old Plays New Again- a Curtainup Feature. . .

Atlantic Theater's Second Stage, The Other Atlantic
Albee--
Overview of Edward Albee's Career
August: Osage County- the movie (Off-Broadway 2013)
Beckett, the Spiritual Matchmaker Behind Albee and Pinter
Alexander, Jane, see Book Reviews
Author's Album of Playwright Biographies and Pulitzer Prize Winners
Awards
    LA Ovation Awards, 2004
    2011 Nightlife Awards (Off- Broadway 2011)
        London's Barclays Theatre Awards, 2002
    London's Evening Standard Awards, 2003
    London's Olivier Awards, 2004
    Obies 2003 Feature
    Helen Hayes 2004 Awards
    Pulitzer Prize Winning Plays and Playwrights
Back to Top
B Backstage Pass to Broadway/Susan L. Schulman memoir
Samuel Beckett Backgrounder
Beckett, the Spiritual Matchmaker.
Behind the Summer 2001 Mating of Albee and Pinter
Berkoff, Steven see, S -- Shakespeare's Villains
   Berkshires Berkshire Summer '10 Retrospective
/ Gender Benders Are Big Winners in Two Prime Berkshire Venues : Jacob's Pillow & WTF Feature (Berkshires 2010)
. . .A Look Back at the Berkshire Summer '08 Season
. . .A Look Back at the Berkshire Summer '07 Season
sumup . . . That Was the Year That Was -- end of 2005 sumup
   A Look Back at Summer 2004 in the Berkshires
   The Berkshires Offer Opportunities Galore to Turn Today's Kids into Tomorrow's Performing and Visual Arts Audiences

   Tips for Tanglewood)
To Revamp or Not to Revamp, that is the question

Big Fish, the musical inspired feature: Going Fishing for a Big Musical Hit


Book Reviews
Backstage Pass to Broadway/Susan L. Schulman memoir
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/(Book Review 2011)
The Tragedy of Arthur by Arthur Phillips - a Curtainup Book Review especially for Shakespeare fans. . .and those who are on the fence about all the Bardolatry. . .
The Hammersteins: A Musical Theatre Family
The Play That Changed My Life (2010)
Making a Case for Really Long Books and Plays
Note: Since books don't always remain active on bookstore shelves, some of the links for ordering books at the end of reviews, may become inactive before we have a chance to remove them.
Book Reviews: Forbidden Broadway & The Playbill Broadway Yearbook

   Best Plays Theater Yearbook -- updated yearly
. . .The Oxford Companion to the American Musical

. . .New Downtown Now
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/ Bach, Stephen biography of Moss Hart
   Charles Laughton, a Difficult Actor/Simon Callow 
   Colleen Dewhurst/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
  Richard Rodgers-- 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 Secres
   The Spectator/Studs Terkel-- stage & screen personality interviews 
   Tales From Shakespeare/Tina Packer
   Three Plays by George Kelly
Three Girls and Their Brother-A Curtainup review of playwright Theresa Rebeck's debut novel . . .


  The Wild Party/William Moncure March
  Women Who Write Plays: Interviews With American Dramatists/Greene, Alexis, ed

Brits Off Broadway
Brits Off Broadway--2005
Broadway By the Year: The Musicals of 1926, 1935, 1949, 1960
From Brooklyn to Hollywood
The Broadway Summer Festival: (Off-Broadway 2011)
Broadway Unplugged
Brits Off Broadway, see Festivals
Budget-Priced Theater Productions, The Other Atlantic


C Akers Sings Porter: Anything Goes! -cabaret show at Oak Room

Cabaret Festival: The Second Annual Broadway Cabaret Festival Gets Off To a Grand Start with Music in the Air: A Tribute to Jerome Kern
Cabaret Life Features
Ute Lemper
Christine Andreas

Calhoun, Kaia, see Interviews
Cartwright Justin-- see Book Reviews-Other People's Money
Chekhov, see Playwright Backgrounders
Chekhov Getting His Due
ChicagoCelebrates It's 10th Birthday and so does CurtainUp (Feature)

Community of Artists: 50 Years of the Public Theater
Christopher Plummer Makes A Midsummer Night's Dream Soar at Tanglewood
The Contemporary American Theater Festival Turns 10 Counting Our Theatrical Blessings for the Year 2004

CurtainUp Interviews Itself: India Ink D
Dance
.Hubbard Street Dancers Break the Fourth Wall

Mark Morris at Jacob's Pillow

(The) Dead, Adding Music to The Dead and The Great Gatsby
DeRosa, Stephen see Interviews

Dinicola, Donald

Double your pleasure- feature about in-rep productions
E
Elaine Stritch: Shoot Me - On DVD and for Ipad/Netflix Streaming
> End of 2009: The Best (and Worst) of 2009
End of 20006 Roundup Feature:
End of 2004 Summary: Counting Our Theatrical Blessings for the Year 2004
Essay: Chekhov: Father of the 3-Sisters Play
Going Fishing for a Big Musical Hit
To Revamp or Not to Revamp, that is the question
Going Fishing for a Big Musical Hit Essay: To Nap or to Clap
F
Festivals It's the Economy Stupid! or The Turning Point
Curtainup's Report on the 2009 Edinburgh Fringe
A Sampling of Reviews from the 62nd Edinburgh Fringe Festival

Brits Off Broadway
Brits Off Broadway -- 2005
Greek Summer Festival--2005
a href="britfestival2006.html">Brits Off Broadway -- 2006
a href="britfestival2007.html">Brits Off Broadway -- 2007
East to Edinburgh 2007- Sampling two of twelve shows headed for Edinburgh. . .

Lincoln Center Festival 2002
BITE Season at London's Barbican Centre
Checkhov Now Festival--2002
Checkhov Now Festival--2001
Two Checkhov Festivals
The Contemporary American Theater Festival Turns 10
The Contemporary American Theater Festival, 2001
Lincoln Center Summer Festival (Brian Friel
Curtainup's Report on the 2009 Edinburgh Fringe
Edinburgh Fringe
'98 Fringe Festival
'99 Fringe Festival
2000 Fringe Festival
2001 Fringe Festival
2002 Fringe Festival
2003 Fringe Festival
2004 Fringe Festival
2005 Fringe Festival
2006 Fringe Festival
2007 Fringe Festival
The Humana Festival of New American Plays at Actors Theatre of Louisville (Feb. 27--April 7, 2001)
The Humana Festival 2002
The Humana Festival 2003
The Humana Festival 2004
The Humana Festival 2005
The Humana Festival 2006
The Humana Festival 2007
The Humana Festival 2008
2002 New York International Fringe Festival
2003 New York International Fringe Festival
New York Music Festival-- 2004
'98 Puppet Festival

Foote, Daisy Interview with Daisy Foote
Friel, Brian
Lincoln Center Friel Festival

Fringe
Lincoln Center Summer Festival (Brian Friel
'98 Fringe Festival
'99 Fringe Festival
2000 Fringe Festival,
2001 Fringe Festival
2002 New York International Fringe Festival
2000 Puppet Festival,
Midtown International Theatre Festival, 2000
'98 Fringe Festival
Dispatch from the Front Lines of Theater ('99)
International Fringe Festival,
2001 Fringe Festival
2002 New York International Fringe Festival
Midtown International Theatre Festival, 2000

Forsman, Carl-- see Interviews

Fifty Years of Social Change -- Drama Desk January 2005 Panel

Drama Desk Panel: The Talent Behind the Scenes (January 2008)
2012 Shaw Festival
2011 ShawFestival
2010 Shaw Festival
2009 Shaw Festival

2008 Shaw Festival Feature
2007 Shaw Festival Feature

Report with reviews on Canada's Shaw & Stratford Festivals 2006
2005 Shaw Festival Feature
Summer 2008 Festivals Fool For Love/Sam Shepard (non-review-feature)(Berkshires 2014)
Horton Foote backgrounder
G
Gilbert, see Book Reviews: Edna Ferber
Gilson, Estelle
   Adding Music to The Dead and The Great Gatsby
Going Fishing for a Big Musical Hit
   Goodrich, Frances, see Book Reviews: The Real Nick and Nora
. . .D.W. Gregory interview
   Greene, Alexis, see Book Reviews: Women Who Write Plays
Grupo Corpo--Jacob's Pillow --dance
Gussow, see Book Reviews: Edward Albee and Conversations With Miller H Hamlet at Home -- part of New Group Dark Nights series of discussion forums

Hackett, Albert, see Book Reviews: The Real Nick and Nora
Hapgood(Berkshires Revival 2013)
Hart, Moss, see Book Reviews

Heilpern, John, --How Good Is David Mamet, Anyway
Hello Dollys -- Overview of the Dolly Levi Role-- its history and the role's appeal to actresses of a certain age
Henley, see Playwright Backgrounders
Hirshfield, Al Hirschfeld, The Man Who Captured New York With His Pen
Holden Caulfield: Theater Aficianado/
The Humana Festival of New American Plays at Actors Theatre of Louisville (2001)
The Humana Festival 2002
The Humana Festival 2003
The Humana Festival 2004
The Humana Festival 2005
I In-Rep production feature, see D- Double your pleasure. . .
Interviews Interview with Lucy Thurber on the Occasion of the Hilltown plays (See Review of Ashville
Freud's Last Session: An Interview with Actors Martin Rayner and Mark H. Dold- the actors talk about their big little engine's success . . .
Interview with Thomas McCormack, Former Publisher Turned Playwright
D.W. Gregory interview
Simon Abkarian Interview
Interview with Daisy Foote

An Interview with Michael John LaChiusa
An Interview with Denis O'Hare
Michael Ritchie: Producer on the Move
A Talk With Carl Forsman, Artistic Director of the Keen Company
Isenberg, Barbara, see Book Reviews
An Interview with John Issendorf, Director of Three Sisters Lounge
Isenberg, Barbara, see Book Reviews
The Playwrights of Camp Holocaust: Adam Melnick and Josh Tarjan
Kaia Calhoun (director) 
CurtainUp Interviews Itself: India Ink
Stephen DeRosa (actor)
Donald Dinicola, Sound Designer
Laurent, Arthur, see Book Reviews
Warren Leight (playwright) 
Rusty Magee (songwriter)
James Magruder (translator)
Derek McLane (set designer)
Ethan McSweeney, Part 1 (Director). . . Part 2
Ott, Sharon (director) 
Rando, John (director)
1776 Audience Member 28 Years Later
Thorne, Joan Vail (playwright) 
Zablotsky, Peter (playwright) It's the Economy Stupid! or The Turning Point(Theater for New City Summer Theater Festival
J Jacob's Pillow
Jacobs Pillow Summer 2008


Joyce Theater, See D-- Dance K
Keen Theatre Company -- A Talk With Carl Forsman, Artistic Director of the Keen Company
Kelly, George -- Three Plays by George Kelly e (Return of the Controversial) Knickerbocker Holiday/ ( 2011)
LLaChiusa, Michael John, See Interviews

Leight, Warren, see Interviews Live in Las Vegas-American Theatre Critics look at Las Vegas as a Theater city

London
Living on Love - An overview of Di Pietro's rewrite of Garson Kanin's last play starring a real life diva
London Fringe Report by Liza Zapol
Los Angeles
Live in LA/Hitchcock, Laura
M The Mac-Haydn, Chatham's Theater in the Round that bills itself as "The Happiest Place You Can Be"


Magee, Rustee, see Interviews 
Magruder, James see Interviews 
Making a Case for Really Long Books and Plays
Marni Nixon: Voice of Hollywood—updated July 10, 2007
Mamet, David -- Overview of his career

McLane, Derek see Interviews 
McSweeney, Ethan see Interviews 
Melnick, Adam, see Interviews, The Playwrights of Camp Holocaust
Mendes at the Donmar 

"Most" List, End of 1999 -- a sumup feature by Elyse Sommer and Les Gutman


Miscellaneous Mother Nature Helps Tanglewood's Summer Season Get off to a Glorious Start

Broadway's Love Affair with The Oldest Profession/ (Prequel-Feature for Mrs. Warren's Profession Revival (2010)

1997-1998 Sum Up: Goodbye 1997-1998, Hello 1998

Movie Reviews-
August: Osage County- the movie (Off-Broadway 2013)
Blue Jasmine

Jersey Boys, The Movie
Summer House With Swimming Pool /Herman Koch
Elaine Stritch: Shoot Me - On DVD and for Ipad/Netflix Streaming
Music, Cabaret-- The Second Annual Broadway Cabaret Festival Gets Off To a Grand Start with Music in the Air: A Tribute to Jerome Kern

Music, Classical--
Two Nights at the Opera: Cosi Fan Tutte (Tanglewood) and LaBoheme (Berkshire Opera Company)
Color the Maestro!
Schoenberg's Lesson to Broadway's    "New " Music Composers


   Encounter With Bill Starbuck (see also The Rainmaker
   (Berkshires) Indian Summer And The Curtain's Still Up at Shakespeare & Co
   International Puppet Theater Festival '98   International Puppet Theater Festival 2000
   Hard Times-- Dickens' novel and the Pearl Theater Play adaptation

   Holden Caulfield, Theater Aficionado
   Music -- Adding Music to The Dead and The Great Gatsby
   Ozawa Hall (Tanglewood)
    Playwrights Theater Festival of Eugene O'Neill
   Tanglewood , see Tips for Tanglewood
   Shaw, G. Bernard, Overview of Career
   Shockheaded Peter: A DC Report
   Simon, Neill, see B- Book Reviews
   Steel Pier (Sneak Peek at the musical)
   Tips for Tanglewood (Berkshires)
   Titanic (Sneak Peek at the musical)

 

N
Essay: To Nap or to Clap
Notes From a Sidelined Theater Critic - Part One: Katie Roche Made Me Do It . . Read More
Notes From a Sidelined Theater Critic - Part Two: Lively If Not Live Theater on my IPad — House of Cards via Netflix and Margaret at HBO . . . Read More
Notes From a Sidelined Theater Critic Part Three: Part Three: The Play Reading Experience . . . Read More

A Preview of the 2008-09 New Jersey Theater Season
New Feature: New York City Restaurant Notes
2010Night Life Awards
2006 Night Life Awards
O
O'Hare, Denis-- see Interviews
O'Neill, see Playwright Backgrounders
Opera, see Book Reviews and Miscellaneous

P
Permanent Visitor -- Dawn Powell Festival
Philadelphia Theater List
Pinter--
Beckett, the Spiritual Matchmaker.
Behind the Summer 2001 Mating of Albee and Pinter
Play Readings That Play
Playwright Background Features
   Albee, Edward
   Chekhov, Anton
   Diary of a Young Playwright
   Henley, Beth
   Miller, Arthur
   Oneill, Eugene
  Pinter, Harold
   Shaw, G.B.
   Stoppard, Tom
   Williams, Tennessee, Overview of Career
   Diary of a Young Playwright
   Playwright's Album
Phillips, See The Tragedy of Arthur by Arthur Phillips - a Curtainup Book Review especially for Shakespeare fans. . .and those who are on the fence about all the Bardolatry. . .
Profiles, see Miscellaneous
Powell Dawn --Permanent Visitor Festival
Pre Broadway Opening Features:
Broadway's Love Affair With the Oldest Profession. (Broadway tie-in feature for Mrs. Warren's Profession Review)
From Screen to Stage, Sung and Unsung Simon Saltzman on Brief Encounter)
Public Theater Exhibit . . .Community of Artists: 50 Years of the Public Theater
Puppet Festival (98
Pulitzer-Prize Winning Playwrights

Q

R


Rando, John, see Interviews
Reports, see Miscellaneous
Ritchie, Michael Michael Ritchie: Producer on the Move
Rebeck, Theresa Three Girls and Their Brother-A Curtainup review of playwright Theresa Rebeck's debut novel . . .

Red- Follow-up — Mark Rothko's Red Canvases In the Spotlight on Broadway, Upstaged by A Lady in Red at MOMA

Restaurant Notes: NYC
Restaurant Notes: Berkshires
(See also $wise Tips for Navigating New York City
To Revamp or Not to Revamp, that is the question

Rodgers, Richard, see Book Reviews Rose Print Theater Experiencing the War of the Roses in Shakespeare & Company's Rose Playhouse In the Making
Rudi Stern: Theater of Light


S
Sampling the Chekhov Theatre's Sam Shepard Festival
Schulman, Susan, see Backstage Pass to Broadway/Susan L. Schulman memoir
Science Plays, an annotated list of reviews

Shakespeare, see Shakespeare's Little Instruction Book (quotes). . . Shakespeare's Villains
Shakespeare & Company Experiencing the War of the Roses in Shakespeare & Company's Rose Playhouse In the Making
Shaw, George Bernard, see Playwright Background Features
Sights and Sounds About Town
Simon, John John Simon On Theater
Sneak Peak features, see Miscellaneous

More Spider-man-ia ( 2011)
Spider-mania- a tongue-in-cheek feature about the beleagured, high-flying (literally) musical/ ( 2010)
Two Nights at the Opera: Cosi Fan Tutte (Tanglewood) and LaBoheme (Berkshire Opera Company)
Steel Pier, Sneak Preview
Rudi Stern: Theater of Light

Stone, Peter, See Book Reviews--Titanic
Stoppard, Tom, see Playwright Background Features
Elaine Stritch: Shoot Me - On DVD and for Ipad/Netflix Streaming
T
llet, See D, Dance
Tanglewood Concert Diary
Tanglewood: Christopher Plummer Makes A Midsummer Night's Dream Soar at Tanglewood
Tarjan, Josh, see Interviews, The Playwrights of Camp Holocaust
Terkel, Studs, see Book Reviews, The Spectator 
Titanic,
Rudi Stern: Theater of Light
Thorne, Joan Vail 
Lucy Thurber, see Interview with Lucy Thurber on the Occasion of the Hilltown plays (See Review of Ashville
The Tragedy of Arthur by Arthur Phillips - a Curtainup Book Review especially for Shakespeare fans. . .and those who are on the fence about all the Bardolatry. . .
Translation Features . . .Interview with James Magruder
. . .The Translater's Craft (Estelle Gilson)
Two Nights at the Opera: Cosi Fan Tutte (Tanglewood) and LaBoheme (Berkshire Opera Company)
UV

W The Wharton Salon at Edith Wharton's Lenox Estate, The Mount(2009 Berkshires>
The White Collar Work Place On Stage The White Oak Project (Jacob's Pillow-- Berkshires)
Wild Party, see Book Reviews
Women Who Write Plays, see Book Reviews

XYZ
Yeston, Maury, see Book Reviews-Titanic
Zablotsky, Peter, see Interviews
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