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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.
Phillipa Soo (center) and company in Lincoln Center Theater's production of CAMELOT.
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Rob Weinert-Kendt
Three strong new revivals offer an instructive comparative lens through which to view the form’s development over the decades. 
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A lovingly crafted new revival of “The Sign in Sidney Brustein’s Window” at the Brooklyn Academy of Music makes a fresh case for reconsideration of Lorraine Hansberry's less well-known second play, which followed the classic “A Raisin in the Sun.”
Stephen McKinley Henderson, Victor Almanzar and Common in ’Between Riverside and Crazy’ (Joan Marcus).
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As ever, Stephen Adly Guirgis writes hilarious, profane dialogue and puts his characters in contention over matters both petty and portentous.
Samuel L. Jackson and John David Washington in ”The Piano Lesson” (photo: Julieta Cervantes)
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‘Death of a Salesman,’ ‘The Piano Lesson’ and ‘A Raisin in the Sun’ showcase the strivings for Black economic independence and self-determination.
The company of Roundabout Theatre Company's “1776” (photo by Joan Marcus)
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Rob Weinert-Kendt
While Lin-Manuel Miranda’s popular Founding Fathers remix was built for performers of color, “1776” has been retrofitted onto this troupe of talented women.
Will Dagger and Jamie Brewer in Will Arbery’s new play "Corsicana" (photo: Julieta Cervantes)
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Rob Weinert-Kendt
“Corsicana,” named for the small Texas city in which it is set, is odd and stiff—qualities that are only exacerbated by director Sam Gold’s spare, often awkwardly formal staging.
Daniel Craig and Ruth Negga in ‘Macbeth’ (photo: Joan Marcus)
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Classic plays don’t require updates or new translations to stay fresh, but if they are indeed classics, they can withstand new interpretations.
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Hard truths spill out in the tentative friendship of two men in Samuel D. Hunter's Off Broadway play, “A Case for the Existence of God.”
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With "Suffs" and "Paradise Square," Broadway offers two new musicals that address the great animating subject of the American musical: America itself.
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In “Camera Man,” the critic Dana Stevens uses the biography of the great silent film clown as a lens to explore the early days of movies, the cultural forces that gave them birth and the social upheavals they in turn engendered.