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  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.

March 1, 2017

President Trump had a busy day yesterday. In the morning he gave an interview to the morning show Fox & Friends. To read my Hollywood Reporter Critic's Notebook, click here.

In the evening, he delivered his first address to a joint session of Congress. To read my Hollywood Reporter Critic's Notebook, click here.

A middle-aged female marketing executive finds her personal and professional life crumbling in Linda, Penelope Skinner's new play starring Janie Dee. To read my Hollywood Reporter review, click here.

--------Frank Scheck

 

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

A psychiatrist's personal and professional life is threatened when he refuses to testify on behalf of a former patient in David Mamet's new drama, The Penitent. To read my Hollywood Reporter review, click here.

Tyne Daly plays the leading role in Dear World, a rare, semi-staged concert presentation of Jerry Herman's 1969 flop musical. To read my Hollywood Reporter review, click here.

------Frank Scheck

Monday, February 27, 2017

Max Irons and Samantha Banks star in Bitter Harvest, George Mendeluk's historical drama about Stalin's forced starvation of Ukraine in the 1930's. To read my Hollywood Reporter review, click here.

A young girl makes a startling discovery on her family's farm in American Fable, Anne Hamilton's feature debut. To read my Hollywood Reporter review, click here.

--------Frank Scheck

Friday, February 24, 2017

White House Chief Strategist Steve Bannon and Chief of Staff Reince Priebus made a joint appearance Friday at CPAC to demonstrate that they really do get along. To read my Hollywood Reporter Critic's Notebook, click here.

Nicholas Hoult and Felicity Jones star in the car chase-driven thriller Collide, also featuring Anthony Hopkins and Ben Kingsley as rival gangsters. To read my Hollywood Reporter review, click here.

--------Frank Scheck

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Kate Walsh returns to the New York stage in If I Forget, a new drama by 'Dear Evan Hanson' book writer Steven Levenson about a family dealing with personal and political issues. To read my Hollywood Reporter review, click here.

A teenager struggles to live with the aftermath of a horrific crime in Kid Victory, the new musical by legendary composer John Kander and Greg Pierce. To read my Hollywood Reporter review, click here.

--------Frank Scheck