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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, September 16, 2016

Donald Trump played nice during his appearances Thursday on The Dr. Oz Show and The Tonight Show. To read my Hollywood Reporter Critic's Notebook about the candidate's sudden turn towards mellowness, click here.

The aptly named Birdland Theatre presents the NYC premiere of The Birds, Conor McPherson's 2009 adaptation of the Dahphne du Maurier short story that also inspired the classic Alfred Hitchcock film. To read my Hollywood Reporter review, click here.

-------Frank Scheck

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Kecia Lewis and Rebecca Naomi Jones star in Marie and Rosetta, the new off-Broadway play with music about the legendary Sister Rosetta Sharpe and her protege, Marie Knight. To read my Hollywood Reporter review, click here.

-------Frank Scheck

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Comedian Lewis Black rants about the presidential election and other topics in Black to the Future, his one-man show being performed weekly on Broadway. To read my Hollywood Reporter review, click here.

-------Frank Scheck

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Tim Kang stars as a Korean-American chef caring for his dying father in Aubergine, Julia Cho's food-centered drama receiving its New York premiere at Playwrights Horizons. To read my Hollywood Reporter review, click here.

Two travelers forge an intense connection while staying at a Mexican resort in Steve Balderson's indie film drama El Ganzo. To read my Hollywood Reporter review, click here.

--------Frank Scheck

Monday, September 12, 2016

Two young American tourists fall victim to Mexican kidnappers in the darkly comic thriller Happy Birthday. To read my Hollywood Reporter review, click here.

-------Frank Scheck