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.
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.
Reeve Carney and Eva Noblezada in ‘Hadestown’ (photo: Matthew Murphy)
Arts & Culture Theater
Rob Weinert-KendtMay 03, 2019
We live in an age in which new musicals can seemingly be about anything.
"Hillary and Clinton"
Arts & Culture Theater
Rob Weinert-KendtApril 19, 2019
In Hnath’s play, Hillary has put all her bets on competence, while Bill unsurprisingly presses her to show more humanity.
Sam Rockwell and Michelle Williams in ’Fosse/Verdon’ (Eric Liebowitz/FX)
Arts & Culture Television
Rob Weinert-KendtApril 03, 2019
These two overachievers needed each other, even or especially when they were not together.
Heidi Schreck in ‘What the Constitution Means to Me’ (photo: Joan Marcus)
Arts & Culture Theater
Rob Weinert-KendtApril 01, 2019
Heidi Schreck’s new play puts the narrative of her own life in contention with the history of our nation’s founding document.
Photo: Carol Rosegg
Arts & Culture Theater
Rob Weinert-KendtFebruary 08, 2019
The director Jack Cummings III has reimagined the play as a kind of found text, recited and enacted by three Asian American actors.
Arts & Culture Theater
Rob Weinert-KendtJanuary 28, 2019
All owe a debt to “Rent,” and I for one am happy to pay it.
Photo: IMDB
Arts & Culture Television
Rob Weinert-KendtJanuary 19, 2019
A new Netflix miniseries brings out the story’s aspects of adventure and conflict, with occasionally pulse-pounding results.
Arts & Culture Film
Rob Weinert-KendtDecember 24, 2018
Disney’s new sequel, “Mary Poppins Returns,” has a big umbrella to fill.
Jeff Daniels in ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ (photo: Julieta Cervantes)
Arts & Culture Theater
Rob Weinert-KendtDecember 14, 2018
Two starry new Broadway productions have no qualms about speaking their mind.