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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, September 15, 2017

Caroline Dhavernas plays a woman desperately trying to regain control of her life in Adam Keleman's debut feature Easy Living. To read my Hollywood Reporter review, click here.

Adewale Akkinnuoye-Agbaje, Heather Graham, Jennifer Ehle and Christopher McDonald star in Wetlands, Emanuele Della Valie's neo-noir thriller set in New Jersey. To read my Hollywood Reporter review, click here.

A group of young people spend the night in a creepy abandoned prison, with fatal results, in Brian Cavallaro's horror film Against the Night. To read my Hollywood Reporter review, click here.

------Frank Scheck

 

Thursday, September 14, 2017

An elderly woman and her siblings become J.M. Barrie's classic characters in For Peter Pan on her 70th birthday, Sarah Ruhl's play about a family grieving over the death of their patriarch. To read my Hollywood Reporter review of the Off-Broadway production, click here.

Stephen Colbert, who's enjoyed a ratings boost with his nightly takedowns of Donald Trump is hosting the Emmys this year. Will he bring his politically charged humor to the awards show? Read my Hollywood Reporter commentary about it here.

-------Frank Scheck

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Off-Broadway's Atlantic Theater Company is presenting the NYC premiere of On the Shore of the Wide World, the 2005 Olivier Award-winning drama by Simon Stephens, author of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time and Heisenberg. To read my Hollywood Reporter review, click here.

Greg Barker's documentary The Final Year provides a fly-on-the-wall perspective on Obama's foreign policy team during their last months in office. To read my Hollywood Reporter review of the film that recently received its world premiere at the Toronto Film Festival, click here.

-------Frank Scheck

 

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Christine Lahti, Brandon Victor Dixon and Marc Kudisch appear in the revival of F---ing A, Suzan-Lori Parks' 2000 play riffing on The Scarlet Letter. To read my Hollywood Reporter review, click here.

--------Frank Scheck

Monday, September 11, 2017

Hillary Clinton spoke to Jane Pauley on CBS Sunday Morning to promote What Happened, her new book dissecting the election. To read my Hollywood Reporter Critic's Notebook, click here.

Charlie Sheen, Whoopi Goldberg, Gina Gershon and Jacqueline Bisset are among the stars of 9/11, a drama about five people trapped in a World Trade Center elevator on that fateful day. To read my Hollywood Reporter review, click here.

-------Frank Scheck