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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.
Bob Odenkirk as Jimmy McGill/Saul Goodman in ‘Better Call Saul’ (photo: AMC)
Arts & CultureTelevision
Rob Weinert-Kendt
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 & CultureTelevision
Rob Weinert-Kendt
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 & CultureTheater
Rob Weinert-Kendt
Dana Higginbotham is the subject of an extraordinary new play by her son, Lucas Hnath.
Arts & CultureTheater
Rob Weinert-Kendt
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)
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Rob Weinert-Kendt
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 & CultureTheater
Rob Weinert-Kendt
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 & CultureTheater
Rob Weinert-Kendt
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 & CultureTheater
Rob Weinert-Kendt
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 & CultureTheater
Rob Weinert-Kendt
’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 & CultureTheater
Rob Weinert-Kendt
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.