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

Arts & Culture Theater
Rob Weinert-Kendt November 13, 2017
Three plays invite us to look back on the decade that launched Trump as a time of churning ambivalence and upheaval.
Arts & Culture Theater
Rob Weinert-Kendt August 02, 2017
While Shepard's plays would absorb different rhythms and influences, their essence and voice were unmistakably his—our—own.
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Rob Weinert-Kendt July 27, 2017
In a bewildering new staging at The Public Theater, Oscar Isaac is giving a rich, riveting lead turn as the dubious Danish prince.
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Rob Weinert-Kendt June 22, 2017
Like all the best historical narratives, “Oslo” shows the intense fragility and contingency of human affairs
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Rob Weinert-Kendt June 13, 2017
"Sweat" tells the story of steelworkers whose long friendship unravels as their livelihood is threatened by free trade and immigration.
Arts & Culture Theater
Rob Weinert-Kendt March 01, 2017
A good Sondheim show has the sinewy strength, both musically and dramatically, to thrive in the barest of renderings.
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Rob Weinert-Kendt 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
Rob Weinert-Kendt 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?

Arts & Culture Theater
Rob Weinert-Kendt November 23, 2016
How the theater helps us to survive, and to challenge, politics
Arts & Culture Theater
Rob Weinert-Kendt October 13, 2016
That is, if the promise of the New Testament is to be true that we might transcend our thorniest divisions.