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.
Matthew MacFadyen (Henry Wilcox) Hayley Atwell (Margaret Schlegel) in 'Howards End’
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Rob Weinert-KendtApril 19, 2018
E. M. Forster's masterpiece is a state-of-the-nation thesis in the guise of a real estate inheritance plot.
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Rob Weinert-KendtApril 02, 2018
There is simply no ignoring the elemental power of seeing Jesus’ depicted, earnestly and largely reverently, on national TV.
Beth Malone and Andrew Garfield in ‘Perestroika,’ part 2 of ‘Angels in America’ (photo: Brinkhoff Mögenburg) 
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Rob Weinert-KendtMarch 27, 2018
Tony Kushner’s two-part play feels both timely and timeless.
Photo of Arthur Miller courtesy HBO
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Rob Weinert-KendtMarch 14, 2018
Rebecca Miller has made a film that pays complicated tribute to a complex man.
Roslyn Ruff and Jimonn Cole in ‘X: Or, Betty Shabazz v. The Nation’ (photo: T. Charles Erickson)
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Rob Weinert-KendtJanuary 26, 2018
But was the civil rights leader Brutus or Caesar?
A scene from “Junk” (photo: Lincoln Center Theater)
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Rob Weinert-KendtNovember 13, 2017
Three plays invite us to look back on the decade that launched Trump as a time of churning ambivalence and upheaval.
Sam Shepard poses for a portrait in New York, Sept. 2011 (AP Photo/Charles Sykes)
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Rob Weinert-KendtAugust 02, 2017
While Shepard's plays would absorb different rhythms and influences, their essence and voice were unmistakably his—our—own.
Oscar Isaacs as Hamlet (photo: The Public Theatre)
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Rob Weinert-KendtJuly 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.
Daniel Oreskes, Michael Aronov, and Anthony Azizi (foreground) with Daniel Jenkins and Jeb Kreager (background). Photo by T. Charles Erickson
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Rob Weinert-KendtJune 22, 2017
Like all the best historical narratives, “Oslo” shows the intense fragility and contingency of human affairs
"Sweat" by Lynn Nottage won this year's Pulitzer Prize for Drama (photo: Joan Marcus).
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Rob Weinert-KendtJune 13, 2017
"Sweat" tells the story of steelworkers whose long friendship unravels as their livelihood is threatened by free trade and immigration.