Welcome to Scheck on the Arts
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
The first opening of the Broadway season has arrived in the form of Chaplin, a bio-musical about the legendary screen star. To read my Hollywood Reporter review, click here.
Hugh Laurie, better known the misanthropic title character in the long-running television series House, is moonlighting as the leader of a band performing classic American jazz and blues. To read my Hollywood Reporter review of his NYC concert, click here.
The Why Overhead is a new absurdist comedy set in an office where the employees have run amuk. To read my New York Post review of this Off-Broadway offering, click here.
The new play Sicks is composed of monologues delivered by six notorious, real-life female characters, including Ma Barker, Catherine the Great and Lizzie Borden. To read my New York Post feature about the show, click here.
Today's menu includes four new film reviews from the Hollywood Reporter.
Toddlers will be the only ones who could possibly appreciate the mediocre new children's movie The Oogieloves in the Big Balloon Adventure. To read the review, click here.
Searching for Sonny is a quirky new comic thriller about the hunt for a missing classmate during a high school reunion. To read my review, click here.
The Bullet Vanishes is a stylish Chinese mystery set in 1930's Shanghai. To read my review, click here.
The heroic efforts to bring home the bodies of U.S. servicemen killed in World War II are chronicled in the new documentary Until They Are Home. To read my review, click here.
Methtacular! is Steven Strafford's one-man musical show about his years addicted to crystal meth. To read my New York Post review, click here.