Eric Grode

Director Arts Journalism Also teaches in: Newspaper & Online Journalism

Eric Grode is a regular freelance theater critic and reporter for The New York Times, where he also writes the weekly repertory film listings. He previously served as the head theater critic for The New York Sun and, and his articles and reviews have also appeared in The Village Voice, New York magazine, The Wall Street Journal, Time Out New York, The Boston Phoenix and more than a dozen other publications. He has received fellowships from American Theatre magazine and the American Theater Critics Association.

Grode has held full-time editorial jobs at TV Guide, Good Housekeeping and XXL (where he served as managing editor). He is the author of “Hair: The Story of the Show That Defined a Generation,” the authorized history of the Broadway musical and "The Book of Broadway: The 150 Definitive Plays and Musicals." 

In addition to his work with the Goldring Arts Journalism Program, where he sits on the advisory board and has led writing workshops since 2007, Grode has taught journalism courses at Lehman College. The former vice president of the New York Drama Critics Circle, he is currently on the advisory board of Reel Mind, a film and theater series in Rochester, N.Y., where he lives.

Learn more about the Goldring Arts Journalism program. 


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