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.
Jake Gyllenhaal in "Sunday in the Park with George" (photo: Matthew Murphy)
Arts & Culture Theater
Rob Weinert-KendtMarch 01, 2017
A good Sondheim show has the sinewy strength, both musically and dramatically, to thrive in the barest of renderings.
The cast of "Jitney" at Manhattan Theatre Club (photo: Joan Marcus)
Arts & Culture Theater
Rob Weinert-KendtFebruary 07, 2017
Since he died in 2005, Wilson's stature has only increased, with his name regularly appearing on annual lists of the nation’s most-produced playwrights.
Arts & Culture Film
Rob Weinert-KendtDecember 23, 2016

Is the form that defined mid-century American songcraft condemned to sputter along on the fumes of jukebox musicals and high-gloss family fare?

Falsettos
Arts & Culture Theater
Rob Weinert-KendtNovember 23, 2016
How the theater helps us to survive, and to challenge, politics
Arts & Culture Theater
Rob Weinert-KendtOctober 13, 2016
That is, if the promise of the New Testament is to be true that we might transcend our thorniest divisions.
EMOTIONAL SEESAW. Gillian Anderson as Blanche DuBois and Ben Foster as Stanley Kowalski.
Theater
Rob Weinert-KendtMay 06, 2016
It is hard to imagine two more different writers or plays, but these two new stagings offer instructive contrasts.
Saoirse Ronan, center, in "The Crucible"
Theater
Rob Weinert-KendtApril 18, 2016
In two new productions intimate transgressions have world-shattering consequences
Theater
Rob Weinert-KendtApril 06, 2016
Two nuanced plays from Danai Gurira
STANDING TALL. Jennifer Hudson, center, in “The Color Purple”
Theater
Rob Weinert-KendtFebruary 18, 2016
The spiritual side of two Broadway revivals
Mark Strong and company in “A View From the Bridge” (photo: Jan Versweyveld)
Arts & Culture Theater
Rob Weinert-KendtDecember 22, 2015
Arthur Miller's 'A View From the Bridge' stripped to its essence is a painful family tragedy.