Voices

Rob Weinert-Kendt, an arts journalist and associate editor of American Theatre magazine, has written for The New York Times and Time

Jake Gyllenhaal in "Sunday in the Park with George" (photo: Matthew Murphy)
Arts & Culture Theater
March 01, 2017
A good Sondheim show has the sinewy strength, both musically and dramatically, to thrive in the barest of renderings.
The cast of "Jitney" at Manhattan Theatre Club (photo: Joan Marcus)
Arts & Culture Theater
February 07, 2017
Since he died in 2005, Wilson's stature has only increased, with his name regularly appearing on annual lists of the nation’s most-produced playwrights.
Arts & Culture Film
December 23, 2016

Is the form that defined mid-century American songcraft condemned to sputter along on the fumes of jukebox musicals and high-gloss family fare?

Falsettos
Arts & Culture Theater
November 23, 2016
How the theater helps us to survive, and to challenge, politics
Arts & Culture Theater
October 13, 2016
That is, if the promise of the New Testament is to be true that we might transcend our thorniest divisions.
EMOTIONAL SEESAW. Gillian Anderson as Blanche DuBois and Ben Foster as Stanley Kowalski.
Theater
May 06, 2016
It is hard to imagine two more different writers or plays, but these two new stagings offer instructive contrasts.
Saoirse Ronan, center, in "The Crucible"
Theater
April 18, 2016
In two new productions intimate transgressions have world-shattering consequences
Theater
April 06, 2016
Two nuanced plays from Danai Gurira
STANDING TALL. Jennifer Hudson, center, in “The Color Purple”
Theater
February 18, 2016
The spiritual side of two Broadway revivals
Mark Strong and Company in “A View From the Bridge”
Theater
December 22, 2015
Arthur Miller's 'A View From the Bridge' stripped to its essence is a painful family tragedy.