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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.
In his first official press conference, White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer tried to make nice with reporters even while doubling down on his previous false statements. To read my Hollywood Reporter Critic's Notebook, click here.
Tell Hector I Miss Him, Paola Lazaro's playwriting debut set in Old San Juan, features Selena Leyva and Dascha Polanco of Orange is the New Black. To read my Hollywood Reporter review of the Off-Broadway production, click here.
A washed-up, former child star plays the role of Jesus in a megachurch stage production in the inspirational screen comedy The Resurrection of Gavin Stone. To read my Hollywood Reporter review, click here.
Donald Trump was sworn in as the 45th President of the United States last Friday. The next day, millions of people around the world marched in a protest against his policies. Here are my three Hollywood Reporter Critic's Notebooks about the tumultuous events:
Trump delivered an inaugural address that sounded like one of his campaign speeches on steroids. To read my take, click here.
Later that same day, the new president got straight to work, and so did the protestors. To read my take, click here.
Saturday's Women's March on Washington, and similar protests around the world, made history. But not if you were watching Fox News. To read my take, click here.
CNN's documentary The End examines the final days of the Obama administration and features interviews with several of his key staffers. To read my Hollywood Reporter Critic's Notebook about the film, click here.
Director Phyllida Lloyd's trilogy, reimagining Shakespeare's classics as the performances of female prison inmates, concludes with The Tempest. To read my Hollywood Reporter review of the production at Brooklyn's St. Ann's Warehouse, click here.