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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.

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Kate Walsh returns to the New York stage in If I Forget, a new drama by 'Dear Evan Hanson' book writer Steven Levenson about a family dealing with personal and political issues. To read my Hollywood Reporter review, click here.

A teenager struggles to live with the aftermath of a horrific crime in Kid Victory, the new musical by legendary composer John Kander and Greg Pierce. To read my Hollywood Reporter review, click here.

--------Frank Scheck

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Branden Jacobs-Jenkins, the author of such acclaimed plays as An Octoroon and Gloria, now delivers Everybody, an experimental modern riff on the 15th-century morality play Everyman. To read my Hollywood Reporter review, click here.

-------Frank Scheck

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

A young Irish woman goes on a road trip to see her institutionalized father in My Name is Emily, Simon Fitzmaurie's feature debut. To read my Hollyood Reporter review, click here.

Three undocumented Bronx high school students struggle to avoid deportation in Matthew Newton's indie drama From Nowhere. To read my Hollywood Reporter review, click here.

-------Frank Scheck

Monday, February 20, 2017

Bill Maher had a particularly politically incorrect guest on Friday's Real Time With Bill Maher episode: right-wing provocateur Milo Yiannopoulos, a senior editor at Breitbart News. To read my Hollywood Reporter Critic's Notebook, click here.

Marin Ireland plays a mother devastated by gun violence in Martin Zimmerman's one-person play On the Exhale. To read my Hollywood Reporter review, click here.

-------Frank Scheck

Friday, February 17, 2017

Donald Trump's first press conference as president was a rambling, bellicose affair that will be studied by psychology students for decades to come. To read my Hollywood Reporter Critic's Notebook, click here.

A first-rate cast, including Matthew Broderick, and Michael Tucker and Jill Eikenberry of L.A. Law, appear in Wallace Shawn's new play Evening at the Talk House. To read my Hollywood Reporter review, click here.

------Frank Scheck

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