Jonathan Mandell

Jonathan Mandell, a proud member of the American Theatre Critics Association has written about the theater for a range of publications, including Playbill, American Theatre Magazine, the New York Times, Newsday, Backstage, and He currently blogs at New York Theater and tweets as @NewYorkTheater.


NewCritcriticism & analysis

  • Come From Away: Resenting the Decency in This 9/11 Musical
    Jonathan Mandell considers his own and other reactions to the Broadway musical Come From Away , which have as much to do with what's happening in the world as on stage.
  • In Defense of Late Career Playwrights: Mamet's The Penitent and McNally's Penitent
    Jonathan Mandell compares The Penitent by David Mamet with Penitent by Terrance McNally, and argues that neither late-career playwright has anything for which to apologize.
  • China on Stage
    Jonathan Mandell digs into three recent productions in New York City— Made in China , Confucius , and Caught —that explore US-China relations.
  • Staged Resistance
    On the eve of the inauguration of Donald J. Trump, Jonathan Mandell looks at how the political resistance of theatre artists is playing out on and off stage in New York.