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.
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.
Peter Simpson, TL Thompson, Emily David and Becca Blackwell in ‘Is This a Room’ (photo: Carol Rosegg).
Arts & Culture Theater
Rob Weinert-KendtNovember 08, 2019
The play is a verbatim reenactment of the F.B.I.’s hour-long interrogation of the Georgia intelligence contractor who was arrested for leaking classified documents.
Zoë Winters, Jeb Kreager and Julia McDermott in ‘Heroes of the Fourth Turning’ at Playwrights Horizons (photo: Joan Marcus)
Arts & Culture Theater
Rob Weinert-KendtNovember 01, 2019
Arbery has written a play based on many years of quietly watching and listening to his fellow Catholics and conservatives.
“The Christians” at Playwrights Horizons pondered the theology of hell and the authority of scripture (photo: Joan Marcus).
Arts & Culture Theater
Rob Weinert-KendtOctober 24, 2019
The theater has been a place where New York theatergoers can get an above-average dose of plays on spiritual themes.
Arts & Culture Theater
Rob Weinert-KendtOctober 07, 2019
In his sensational new play, Jeremy O. Harris posits that racism may poison our most intimate relationships.