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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.

Monday, July 14, 2014

The ever-busy, multi-talented James Franco makes his stage directorial debut with Robert Boswell's The Long Shrift, now receiving its world premiere at the Rattlestick Playwrights Theater. To read my New York Post review, click here.

-------Frank Scheck

Friday, July 11, 2014

This year's 11th edition of the annual New York Musical Theatre Festival (NYMF) includes musicals about such disparate topics as Bill Clinton, Mother Jones, the Mexican Revolution,  Oprah Winfrey and Civil War veterans. To read my New York Post feature story about the festival, click here.

----Frank Scheck

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Kevin Asch's (Holy Rollers) sophomore film Affluenza is a teen-oriented, modern-day variation on The Great Gatsby. To read my Hollywood Reporter review, click here.

-----Frank Scheck

Wednesday, July 8, 2014

Japan's famed Kabuki troupe Heisei Nakamura-za kicked off this year's Lincoln Center Festival with the rollicking melodrama Kaidan Chibusa No Enoki, based on a classic 19th century Japanese ghost story. To read my New York Post review, click here.

-----Frank Scheck

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

A woman and young girl struggle to survive in the African desert while being pursued by murderous poachers in the action-adventure film Heatstroke. To read my Hollywood Reporter review, click here.

-----Frank Scheck