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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, February 8, 2013

Ethan Hawke plays the title role in Clive, a modern-day updating of Bertolt Brecht's Baal. To read my Hollywood Reporter review of this off-Broadway production, click here.

The documentary Ferlinghetti: A Rebirth of Wonder deals with the life and career of the legendary poet and social activist. To read my Hollywood Reporter review, click here.

A Rubberband is an Unlikely Instrument is a meandering documentary about a bohemian Brooklyn couple coping with personal and financial pressures. To read my Hollywood Reporter review, click here.

-----Frank Scheck

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Dinner party guests are forced to play a sadistic parlor game in the chilling new horror film Would You Rather. To read my Hollywood Reporter review, click here.

------Frank Scheck

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

The Metropolitan Opera's entertaining new production of Rigoletto, directed by theater veteran Michael Mayer (Spring Awakening, American Idiot), updates the setting to 1960's era Las Vegas. To read what I have to say about this startling revision, click here.

------Frank Scheck

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Speakeasy Dollhouse is a new immersive theater piece that transports its audience back in time to a 1930's era speakeasy. To read my New York Post review, click here.

------Frank Scheck

Monday, February 4, 2013

The documentary Mumia: Long Distance Revolutionary examines the case of the imprisoned writer/activist Mumia Abu-Jamal, currently serving a life senctence for murder. To read my Hollywood Reporter review, click here.

Despite its awkward title, The Haunting in Connecticut 2: Ghosts of Georgia bears no relation to the 2009 horror film starring Virginia Madsen. To read my Hollywood Reporter review, click here.

----Frank Scheck