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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.

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Eve Ensler, creator of The Vagina Monologues, describes her experiences being treated for uterine cancer in In the Body of the World, her new solo piece based on her memoir. To read my Hollywood Reporter review, click here.

Rebecca Hall and Dan Stevens star in Permission, Brian Crano's comedy/drama about a couple who decide to find other lovers. To read my Hollywood Reporter review, click here.

Brie Larson plays a young scientist who travels to India in Basmati Blues, Danny Baron's movie musical that has spent years sitting on the shelf. To read my Hollywood Reporter review, click here.

--------Frank Scheck

Monday, February 5, 2018

Jeff Unay's documentary The Cage Fighter profiles an aging mixed martial arts fighter struggling with personal and physical issues. To read my Hollywood Reporter review, click here.

-------Frank Scheck

Friday, February 2, 2018

Douglas Hodge, Marin Mazzie, John Glover and Marsha Mason star in Fire and Air, Terrence McNally's play about the relationship between Ballets Russes impresario Sergei Diaghilev and famed dancer Vaslav Nijinksy. To read my Hollywood Reporter review, click here.

Jason Momoa, soon to be seen in Aquaman, stars in Braven, Lin Oedling's action thriller aboout a man and his elderly father desperately battling a gang of drug traffickers. To read my Hollywood Reporter review, click here.

Toby Sebastian plays a thinly disguised Andrea Bocelli in The Music of Silence, Michael Radford's biopic based on the opera singer's autobiography. To read my Hollywood Reporter review, click here.

--------Frank Scheck

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

President Donald Trump delivered his first State of the Union address to a divided nation Tuesday night, intoducing so many special guests in the process that it felt like he was pitching a new reality show. To read my Hollywood Reporter Critic's Notebook, click here.

Anna Chlumsky of Veep and Adam Pally of Happy Endings star in Cardinal, Greg Pierce's off-Broadway comedy about a plan to literally paint a town red. To read my Hollywood Reporter review, click here.

He Brought Her Heart Back in a Box, the latest experimental work by Adrienne Kennedy, influential author of Funnyhouse of a Negro, is a poeetical memory revolving around the segregated South. To read my Hollywood Reporter review, click here.

-------Frank Scheck

Monday, January 29, 2018

In his speech at the World Economic Forum in Davos, President Trump sucked up to the global elites he scorned on the campaign trail. To read my Hollywood Reporter Critic's Notebook, click here.

Shannon Alexander's debut feature The Misguided concerns two drug-dealing brothers and the young woman at the center of their orbit. To read my Hollywood Reporter review, click here.

-------Frank Scheck

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