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  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.

Friday February 23, 2017

Bernadette Peters and Victor Garber have taken over the roles originally played by Bette Midler and David Hyde Pierce in the hit Broadway revival of Hello, Dolly! To read my Hollywood Reporter review, click here.

Veteran Broadway performers Terrence Mann and Will Swenson head the ensemble of Jerry Springer -- The Opera, Richard Thomas and Stewart Lee's controversial musical in its first fully staged production in New York. To read my Hollywood Reporter review, click here.

---------Frank Scheck

 

Thursday, February 22, 2018

CNN broadcast a town hall event, Stand Up: The Students of Stoneman Douglas Demand Action, in which the survivors, friends and loved ones of the horrific mass shooting confronted politicians and a spokeswoman for the NRA. To read my Hollywood Reporter Critic's Notebook, click here.

Katie Finneran, Robert Sean Leonard and Paul Sparks star Edward Allbee's At Home at the Zoo, a double-bill of his classic one-act The Zoo Story and its prequel, Homelife, written nearly fifty years later. To read my Hollywood Reporter review, click here.

--------Frank Scheck

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Gillian Jacobs (Community) and Zach Grenier (The Good Wife) appear in Kings, Sarah Burgess' new drama set in the world of Washington, D.C. politicians and lobbyists. To read my Hollywood Reporter review, click here.

Susanna Styron's documentary Out of My Head explores the neurological disorder known as migraine, which afflicts nearly a billion people worldwide. To read my Hollywood Reporter review, click here.

---------Frank Scheck

 

Tuesday, February 20, 2017

A young servant enters into an ill-fated affair with her employer in The Housemaid, Derek Nguyen's horror film set in 1953 French Indochina. To read my Hollywood Reporter review, click here.

--------Frank Scheck

Monday, February 19, 2018

The familiar biblical tale is retold in Samson, the latest effort the faith-based oriented studio Pure Flix. To read my Hollywood Reporter review, click here.

--------Frank Scheck

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