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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.

Monday, September 16

Anna Washburn's Mr. Burns, a Post-Electric Play is a dark comedy set in a post-apocalyptic future in which the survivors reenact a classic episode of The Simpsons. To read my Hollywood Reporter theater review, click here.

-----Frank Scheck

Friday, September 13, 2013

The Signature Theatre delivers a beautifully staged and acted world premiere production of the late Horton Foote's drama The Old Friends. To read my Hollywood Reporter theater review, click here.

Will Power's new drama Fetch Clay, Make Man concerns the unlikely real-life friendship between Muhammad Ali and the controversial screen star Stepin Fechit. To read my Hollywood Reporter review, click here.

-----Frank Scheck

Thursday, September 12, 2013

The brilliant monologist Mike Daisey is performing his new piece All the Faces of the Moon over 29 consecutive nights at Joe's Pub. To read my New York Post interview with the creator of the controversial The Agony and the Ecstasy of Steve Jobs, among many other solo works, click here.

Sutton Foster, the two-time Tony Award-winning star of such Broadway musicals as Thoroughly Modern Millie and Anything Goes, is performing her new cabaret act at the Cafe Carlyle. To read my New York Post review, click here.

-----Frank Scheck

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

The title is the wittiest aspect of A User's Guide to Hell, Featuring Bernie Madoff, the strained satire now playing Off-Broadway. To read my New York Post review, click here.

The sports-themed bio-drama Snake & Mongoo$e depicts the famed rivalry between legendary drag racers Don "The Snake" Prudhomme and Tom "The Mongoose" McEwen. To read my Hollywood Reporter film review, click here.

The inspirational drama The Ultimate Life is a combination sequel/prequel to The Ultimate Gift that delivers more of its inspirational message. To read my Hollywood Reporter film review, click here.

-----Frank Scheck

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

The documentary Out of the Clear Blue Sky relates the story of Cantor Fitzgerald, the investment firm that lost 658 of its employees on 9/11. To read my Hollywood Reporter review, click here.

Former friends find themselves on opposite sides of the law in Mission Park, the new crime drama set in San Antonio. To read my Hollywood Reporter review, click here.

-----Frank Scheck