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.
“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.
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.