Welcome to Scheck on the Arts
Welcome to this destination for reviews, news
and musings on Theater, Film and Culture (Music,
Cabaret, Books and more) by veteran arts writer
and New York Post/Hollywood Reporter
critic Frank Scheck.
The documentary Oxygen for the Ears chronicles the history of the jazz scene in Washington, D.C. To read my Hollywood Reporter review, click here.
The docu-drama Unthinkable: An Airline Captain's Story examines the mystery behind a murder/suicide involving a 9/11 conspiracy theorist. To read my Hollywood Reporter review, click here.
The Jewish Cardinal relates the amazing story of Jean-Marie Lustiger, the Jewish-born Archbishop of Paris. To read my Hollywood Reporter film review, click here.
The documentary Bboy for Life profiles young break dancers resisting the pull of gang life in Guatemala. To read my Hollywood Reporter review, click here.
Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, Cat Stevens, Peter Gabriel and the surviving members of Nirvana were among those performing at this year's star-studded Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony. To read my Hollywood Reporter review of this thrilling event, click here.
Audra McDonald is miraculously channeling the spirit and voice of the legendary Billie Holiday in the Broadway show Lady Day at Emerson's Bar & Grill. To read my review, click here.
Bullets Over Broadway, based on the Woody Allen film and directed by Susan Stroman, is one of the most buzzed-about Broadway musicals of the season. To read my review, click here.
You'll mingle with ghosts at Speakeasy Dollhouse: The Brothers Booth, a fascinating new immersive theater piece being performed at the historic Players Club off Gramercy Park. To read my New York Post feature story on the production, click here.
Teenage sisters conspire to murder their alcoholic murder in the true-crime thriller Perfect Sisters. To read my Hollywood Reporter film review, click here.
The historical drama No God, No Master depicts the events leading up to the infamous "Palmer Raids." To read my Hollywood Reporter film review, click here.