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.
Carrie Coon (Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, Gone Girl) stars in Melissa James Gibson's new play Placebo, now receiving its world premiere at Playwrights Horizons. To read my New York Post review, click here.
Kristin Chenoweth and Peter Gallagher star in the Roundabout Theatre Company's glorious revival of the 1978 musical On the Twentieth Century, featuring a book by Betty Comden and Adolph Green and music by Cy Coleman. To read my New York Post rave, click here.
Pulitzer and Tony-winning I Am My Own Wife playwright Doug Wright imagines the encounters between Norwegian sculptor Gustav Vigeland and famed playwright Henrik Ibsen in his new off-Broadway drama Posterity. To read my Hollywood Reporter review, click here.
The whimsical screen comedy Treading Water concerns a teenage boy who suffers from a rare medical condition that makes him smell like a fish. To read my Hollywood Reporter review, click here.
Daniel Bruhl plays a scientist assigned with the task of creating a robot girl in the Spanish sci-fi drama Eva. To read my Hollywood Reporter review, click here.
Here are reviews of two films recently showcased at the First Time Fest:
Jeremy Carr's debut feature Other Madnesses concerns an emotionally disturbed NYC tour guide who may or may not be a murderous vigilante. To read my Hollywood Reporter review, click here.
Actress Jenica Bergere makes her feature directorial debut with Come Simi, about a pregnant woman determined to reunite her family members before giving birth. To read my Hollywood Reporter review, click here.