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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 29, 2017

Ellen Burstyn plays Jacques in John Doyle's staging of Shakespeare's As You Like It, featuring original music by Wicked composer Stephen Schwartz. To read my Hollywood Reporter review, click here.

Twyla Tharp Dance, at the Joyce Theater, features the world premiere of her new work "Dylan Love Songs" and an appearance by the legendary choreographer herself. To read my review, click here.

Miranda Bailey's documentary The Pathological Optimist profiles Andrew Wakefield, the controversial British physician who claimes that the MMR vaccine causes autism. To read my Hollywood Reporter review, click here.

-------Frank Scheck

September 28, 2017

Mark van Wijk's documentary Prosperity follows "urban monk" Pedram Shojai as he profiles companies and individuals engaged in socially conscious business practices. To read my Hollywood Reporter review, click here.

------Frank Scheck

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Peter Friedman and Tony Award winner Deanna Dunagan star in The Treasurer, Max Posner's play about a son assuming control of his elderly mother's finances. To read my Hollywood Reporter review of the drama directed by David Cromer, click here.

Terrifying events occur when a young couple moves into a guesthouse in Rick Bieber's horror film Don't Sleep. To read my Hollywood Reporter review, click here.

The documentary Steve McQueen: American Icon, narrated by Gary Sinise, shines a spotlight on the actor's late-in-life religiosity. To read my Hollywood Reporter review, click here.

-------Frank Scheck

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

The acclaimed British stage adaptation of Anthony Burgess' 1962 novel A Clockwork Orange, the inspiration for Stanley Kubrick's classic film, has made its off-Broadway debut. To read my Hollywood Reporter review, click here.

--------Frank Scheck

Monday, September 25, 2017

Former White House Communications Director (for ten days, anyway) Anthony Scaramucci extended his 15 minutes of fame last week with appearances on TMZ and The View. To read my Hollywood Reporter Critic's Notebook, click here.

Oprah Winfrey made her debut as a contributor to 60 Minutes with a segment in which she conducted a meeting between Trump supporters and opponents. It wasn't pretty. To read my Hollywood Reporter Critic's Notebook, click here.

The immerseive stage production KPOP gives audiences a behind-the-scenes tour of a fictional Korean pop music factory. To read my Hollywood Reporter review, click here.

-------Frank Scheck