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.
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.
Arts & Culture Film
Rob Weinert-KendtSeptember 23, 2019
The film’s central event—the overnight visit of King George and Queen Mary to Downton—is an occasion less for conflict than for catering.
Photo: Julieta Cervantes
Arts & Culture Theater
Rob Weinert-KendtSeptember 20, 2019
A new Off-Broadway play dives into the history of St. Vincent’s in Greenwich Village.
Arts & Culture Television
Rob Weinert-KendtAugust 02, 2019
This Will Shakespeare is an insecure if well intentioned striver.
Striding vigorously across her family estate in top hat and black suit, Anne Lister (Suranne Jones) cuts a striking, even heroic figure. (Photo: HBO).
Arts & Culture Television
Rob Weinert-KendtJune 28, 2019
The British period genre has been quietly retrofitted to accommodate a gay love story more familiar from our own time.