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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.

Friday, November 13, 2015

Harriet Walter plays the title role in the Donmar Warehouse's all-female production of Henry IV, set in a women's prison. To read my Hollywood Reporter review, click here.

Robert De Niro and Jeffrey Dean Morgan star in Heist, a thriller about a casino robbery gone awry. To read my Hollywood Reporter review, click here.

-----Frank Scheck

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Shear Madness, the interactive comic whodunnit set in a hair salon, finally arrives in NYC after running for decades in such cities as Boston and Washington, D.C. To read my Hollywood Reporter review, click here.

Vacationing American hikers get into trouble when one of them steps on a landmine in Levan Bahkia's twisty thriller Landmine Goes Click. To read my Hollywood Reporter review, click here.

-------Frank Scheck

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

The Republicans squared off last night for the fourth of their televised debates, with fireworks predictably resulting. To read my Hollywood Reporter Critic's Notebook on the event, click here.

-----Frank Scheck

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

A teenage girl goes missing in Lost Girls, John Pollono's New England-set drama starring Piper Perabo. To read my Hollywood Reporter review, click here.

Adam Bhala Lough's documentary Hot Sugar's Cold World provides a fly-on-the-wall look into the life of musician Nick Koenig. To read my Hollywood Reporter review, click here.

----Frank Scheck

Monday, November 9, 2015

Kristine Nielsen stars in Hir, playwright and performance artist Taylor Mac's dark, dysfunctional family comedy written in a style that he describes as "absurd realism." To read my Hollywood Reporter review, click here.

Pretty Little Liars star Ian Harding plays the lead role in Addiction: A 60's Love Story, a real-life tale about a heroin addict working in the porn industry. To read my Hollywood Reporter review, click here.

-----Frank Scheck