Voices
Rob Weinert-Kendt, an arts journalist and editor of American Theatre magazine, has written for The New York Times and Time Out New York. He writes a blog called The Wicked Stage.
Fiona Apple in 2015 (Wikimedia Commons/Sachyn Mital)
Arts & Culture Music
Rob Weinert-KendtApril 28, 2020
Apple’s new album feels like a sustained performance, dense with emotion and observation.
Bob Odenkirk as Jimmy McGill/Saul Goodman in ‘Better Call Saul’ (photo: AMC)
Arts & Culture Television
Rob Weinert-KendtApril 21, 2020
For a few remarkable seasons, AMC’s “Better Call Saul” seemed not only as good as its predecessor, but in some ways arguably better.
John Turturro plays Rabbi Bengelsdorf in the HBO adaptation of ‘The Plot Against America’ (photo: HBO)
Arts & Culture Television
Rob Weinert-KendtMarch 18, 2020
Reality may have caught up to Philip Roth’s imagination.
In ‘Dana H.,’ Deirdre O’Connell lip-syncs to a recorded account of Dana Higginbotham’s abduction by a disturbed client some 25 years ago (photo: Carol Rosegg).
Arts & Culture Theater
Rob Weinert-KendtMarch 04, 2020
Dana Higginbotham is the subject of an extraordinary new play by her son, Lucas Hnath.
Arts & Culture Theater
Rob Weinert-KendtFebruary 21, 2020
The show's extreme makeover casts something of a spell but it comes off more and more like a self-serious period piece with some kicking tunes.
Jyuddah James, Rose Williams and Crystal Clarke in ‘Sanditon’ (photo: PBS)
Arts & Culture Television
Rob Weinert-KendtFebruary 01, 2020
Series creator Andrew Davies has made explicit much of what is implicit in English novels of the period, including matters of sex and race.
Ken Jennings’s “The Gospel of John” is now onstage at New York City’s Sheen Center through Dec. 29. (photo: Maria Baranova)
Arts & Culture Theater
Rob Weinert-KendtDecember 18, 2019
Ken Jennings’s “The Gospel of John” is now onstage at New York City’s Sheen Center through Dec. 29.
Elizabeth Canavan, Patrice Johnson Chevannes, Kara Young and Benja Kay Thomas in “Halfway Bitches Go Straight to Heaven” (photo: Monique Carboni).
Arts & Culture Theater
Rob Weinert-KendtDecember 13, 2019
The author of the play “Halfway Bitches Go Straight to Heaven” says prayer may be his most valuable writing hack.
Adrienne Warren and the cast of “Tina” (photo: Manuel Harlan)
Arts & Culture Theater
Rob Weinert-KendtDecember 06, 2019
The fall season has given us three wildly different case studies in Broadway’s pop/rock hybrids.
Jordan Barbour, Darryl Gene Daughtry Jr., Kyle Soller, Arturo Luís Soria and Kyle Harris in ‘The Inheritance’ (photo by Matthew Murphy for MurphyMade, 2019)
Arts & Culture Theater
Rob Weinert-KendtNovember 18, 2019
’The Inheritance’ is a portrait of millennial gay male life in New York City, and it is a picture both celebratory and cautionary.