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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.

Tuesday, November 16

Just put up my review of SONDHEIM! The Broadway Concert in the 'Culture' section of the site - check it out.

Also, you'll find my review of Mistakes Were Made - playing at the Barrow Street Theatre - in the New York Post.  You can check that out by clicking here.

Until tomorrow...

-- Frank Scheck

Monday, November 15

Two Broadway openings this weekend:  The Public's The Merchant of Venice and the new musical Elf.  You'll find my reviews of both in the "Theater" section of ScheckOnTheArts.com - just click the link at the top of the page.

Also, over in the New York Post you'll find my review of John Osborne's Personal Enemy, which is playing at 59E59 Theaters as part of the Brits Off-Broadway festival.  To see that review, just click here.

-- Frank Scheck

Friday, November 12

There's lots opening and you'll find my thoughts on three shows today.  First, here on ScheckOnTheaArts is my review of The Pee-Wee Herman Show (as always, you'll find it under 'Theater' on the link at the top of the page).

Also, there's a review of Notes From Underground in the New York Post:

Star's enraged -- and we're so engaged

And here's my review of Play Dead -- also in the "Post:"

Graves you'll dig

'See' you tomorrow

-- Frank Scheck

Thursday, November 11

You'll find a couple of new pieces here on ScheckOnTheArts.com today, including a review of Amy Herzog's After the Revolution, which opened last night at Playwrights Horzions [click 'Theater' at the top of the page] and a piece on the new exhibit about Harry Houdini that's at the Jewish Museum [it's in 'Culture'].

Also wanted to share this review of Louis C.K. that appeared in the Hollywood Reporter and also carried by Reutuers:

Grumpy comedian Louis C.K. at top of his game

See you tomorrow!

-- Frank Scheck

Wednesday, November 10


You'll find my review of Colin Quinn's Long Story Short filed under 'Theater' here on ScheckOnTheArts.com - just click on the link at the top of the page. Also, here's my review from the New York Post on Banished Children of Eve playing at the Irish Repertory Theatre.

Skilled cast tackles rough draft
You may want to have a study guide handy during the Irish Rep's "Banished Children of Eve," a swirling historical drama that often feels like homework.

--Frank Scheck