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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.

Thursday, May 30, 2013

Rising young comedian Trevor Noah hiliarously mines his South African heritage in his off-Broadway solo show Born a Crime. To read my New York Post feature story about this up-and-coming comic talent, click here.

-----Frank Scheck

Friday, May 24, 2013

There are some terrific entries in Series A of The 34th Marathon of One-Act Plays at Ensemble Studio Theatre. To read my New York Post review, click here.

----Frank Scheck

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Doin' It in the Park: Pick-Up Basketball, NYC chronicles the history and social impact of the city's outdoor "b-ball" scene. To read my Hollywood Reporter review, click here.

A trio of profane oldsters make life hell for actor J.K. Simmons in the outrageous mockumentary 3 Geezers! To read my Hollywood Reporter review, click here.

-----Frank Scheck

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

The documentary State 194 focuses on the efforts of former Palestinian prime minister Salam Fayyad to have his territory accorded full member status in the United Nations. To read my Hollywood Reporter review, click here.

The documentary Bidder 70 concerns the legal battle sparked by a young protestor's act of civil disobedience. To read my Hollywood Reporter review, click here.

Re-Emerging: The Jews of Nigeria tells the fascinating story of the little-known Jewish communities in that African country. To read my Hollywood Reporter review, click here.

-----Frank Scheck

Monday, May 20, 2013

Cuff Me: The Fifty Shades of Grey Unauthorized Musical Parody is a new Off-Broadway musical spoofing the erotic trilogy that's sold millions. To read my New York Post review, click here.

-----Frank Scheck