Bradley Jadwin

Chillicothe | 25-34 | Male
About:  After living in New York for 9 years and seeing nearly every Broadway production of the past decade, I currently reside in Ohio and make a monthly trip to the city for theater specific trips!
Reviews (62)
75
Disappointing, Great staging, Relevant

See it if You want to see David Alan Greer turning in fantastic work.

Don't see it if Monologue heavy soldier plays aren’t your thing

Also From the first scene of the show, we are asking to guess who killed a ... Read more Read less

84
Grand Horizons
Midtown W
Great writing, Funny

See it if You want to see James Cromwell and Jane Alexander on stage together, although the cast is universally excellent.

Don't see it if You like heavy lifting at the theater

Also Ashley park is turning in a beautiful performance and is quickly becom... Read more Read less

91
During previews
West Side Story
Midtown W
Great singing, Great acting, Edgy, Great staging, Absorbing

See it if You are a fan of Ivo van Hove as he is in fine form with this show

Don't see it if You don’t like to see classic material readdressed (ie Oklahoma)

Also The staging and singing is extraordinary. I’ve never been a huge fan o... Read more Read less

82
During previews
Relevant, Quirky, Clever

See it if You want to see comic greats at their finest.

Don't see it if You like traditional theater

Also Nathan lane is the star here and you can’t keep your eyes off of him. ... Read more Read less

84
During previews
Tootsie (NYC)
Midtown W
Quirky, Relevant, Entertaining, Clever

See it if You are a fan of David Yazbek or the film

Don't see it if You want a more high brow evening in the theater

Also Santino is giving a career high performance and it’s truly amazing to ... Read more Read less

90
Great acting, Great singing, Great staging, Thought-provoking, Relevant

See it if You are have no attachments to a classic version of “Oklahoma”

Don't see it if You are interested in a traditional retelling of the musical

Also Damon and Rebecca have beautiful chemistry. Mary testa is a constant j... Read more Read less

88
Great staging, Clever, Entertaining

See it if You are a fan of the film, the work of Cyndi Lauper or the writing talents of Harvey Firestein.

Don't see it if You don’t want to see drag queens serve it.

100
Absorbing, Profound, Must see, Relevant, Epic

See it if You have read the book, seen the iconic film, or just want to sit for 3 hours with these characters.

Don't see it if You are not a fan of traditional theater

Also The first home run of the season. Perfect cast. The pacing of Act 2 wa... Read more Read less

87
Network (NYC)
Midtown W
Clever, Great staging, Relevant

See it if You are a fan of Bryan Cranston and/or Ivo van Hove. Both artists are turning in iconic work.

Don't see it if The landscape of broadcast television is of no interest to you.

85
Desperate Measures
Midtown W
Clever, Entertaining, Great singing, Fluffy, Quirky

See it if You are a musical comedy fan. This show made me laugh in ways I haven’t in a line time.

Don't see it if Country western music is not your cup of whisky.

89
During previews
Absorbing, Riveting, Great acting

See it if For the cast alone. Elaine May is a legend and is turning in some incredible work.

Don't see it if The subject mater scares you off.

Also I lost my grandmother to Alzheimer’s and my family dealt with it indiv... Read more Read less

94
During previews
The Ferryman (NYC)
Midtown W
Absorbing, Epic, Great acting, Great staging, Great writing

See it if You are fimilair with Jez Butterworth and his style of writing. This is not to be missed

Don't see it if 3 hours is too much of a commitment at the theater

Also I’m lovingly calling this play “Irish: Osage county”. Not since “Augus... Read more Read less

70
Confusing, Disappointing, Great staging, Great singing

See it if You love the score and have seen a previous production

Don't see it if You are a Broadway purist and don't enjoy tampering of the script.

93
Entertaining, Great staging, Enchanting

See it if You grew up with the score or want to see the best case made for this show

Don't see it if You prefer conventionally staged theater

Also This was an unexpected surprise as the staging and cast have really tr... Read more Read less

93
Enchanting, Entertaining, Great staging, Must see

See it if You grew up on the score or are a fan of Ms. Peters

Don't see it if You prefer dark or edgy theater

Also This show was a near perfect afternoon in the theater that left me kno... Read more Read less

90
Miles for Mary
Midtown W
Intelligent, Hilarious, Great writing, Great acting

See it if Work place comedies and "slice of life" plays are your thing

Don't see it if You find staff meetings and event planning committees to be a certain kind of hell

Also One of the coolest theater companies in Brooklyn is taking Manhattan b... Read more Read less

75
War Paint
Midtown W
Slow, Great singing, Disappointing

See it if Patti and Christine are doing legandary work.

Don't see it if It's a classic style show that fits a traditional formula

Also The leading ladies are a joy to watch and each of them has a terrific ... Read more Read less

100
During previews
Absorbing, Great singing, Great acting, Masterful, Profound

See it if You are a Sondheim freak (like myself), want to see a theater star born, or to be able to say you saw this cast of theater luminaries

Don't see it if N/A

Also I have been attending New York theater for over 15 years and have neve... Read more Read less

85
During previews
Great acting, Absorbing, Quirky

See it if You are a fan of Sally Fields, joe mantello, or Sam gold; all three are putting in terrific work; the surprises in the staging are beautiful

Don't see it if You haven't seen or read "the glass menagerie"; this production throws convention out the window in minutes

Also One of the most polorizing nights in the theater; without spoiling any... Read more Read less

90
The Humans
Midtown W
Absorbing, Exquisite, Great acting, Great staging

See it if You want to see a brilliant cast of 6 performing a top notch level; fantastic staging; razor sharp craftsmanship in the writting

Don't see it if You need a flashier experience: one (beautiful) set; need a more traditional straight play

91
During previews
Absorbing, Exquisite, Great writing

See it if You are a fan of August Wilson's writing and John Douglas Thompson on stage. Both are at their very best.

Don't see it if You like broad comedy

82
Love, Love, Love
Midtown W
Great acting, Intelligent, Relevant

See it if You are the youngest person in your circle by 15 years and are told how "used to be"

Don't see it if You don't want to challenge your perception on age and the previous generation

74
During previews
The Front Page
Midtown W
Dated, Great staging, Fluffy, Slow

See it if You are a fan of the amazing cast and want to see something that your grandparents would have loved

Don't see it if A three hour play where not much happens and Nathan Lane doesn't enter until deep into Act 2.

Also Jack obrein is one of my favorite directors and he's in fine form here... Read more Read less

90
During previews
Falsettos
Midtown W
Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Great acting, Great singing

See it if You know the score, like small chamber musicals, and want to see Stephanie J Block make a case for the Best Actress Tony

Don't see it if You aren't a William Finn fan

Also One of the hardest working casts on Broadway; I've heard many versions... Read more Read less

65
During previews
Banal, Slow

See it if You want to see some of the best working actors in NYC

Don't see it if You want to see them in a production that makes any sort of sense

90
The Inheritance
Midtown W
Relevant, Must see, Epic, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if You can handle nearly 7 hours of fun and sometimes challenging text.

Don't see it if The idea of gay men speaking so candidly is off putting

Also Parts of this were absolutely brilliant. I will never forget the last ... Read more Read less

86
Entertaining, Great singing, Great staging, Romantic

See it if You loved the film or love the idea of a “mix tape” musical; one of the most expensive looking productions I’ve ever seen

Don't see it if You go to the theater to be moved and don’t like the idea of preexisting music to tell a story

Also I had the understudy for Satine (Ashley Loren, I believe) and she was ... Read more Read less

87
Great acting, Great singing, Relevant

See it if You grew up with the album and you want to revisit the music; you are a fan of Elizabeth Stanley

Don't see it if You like to avoid topical issues at the theater

Also The acting and singing is excellent and many of the plot points are ex... Read more Read less

95
Must see, Great acting, Great singing, Great staging, Exquisite

See it if You know the score and have any familiarity to the show

Don't see it if The thought of a Yiddish “fiddler” made me nervous but the subtitles were easy to read. However, there is reading involved.

Also This is the slam dunk of the season for me. The best Tevye I’ve ever s... Read more Read less

91
During previews
Dizzying, Great acting, Great singing, Great staging, Romantic

See it if You love modern musicals, the work of Rachel chafkin, and this amazing cast.

Don't see it if You like traditional book musicals.

Also Amber grey and Patrick page are going to be hard to beat this award se... Read more Read less

77
Funny, Entertaining

See it if You are a fan of Joe Iconis music or want to see an original musical certain to be a staple of high school productions to come

Don't see it if You are looking for something more substantial

84
Entertaining, Great staging, Great acting

See it if You have watched the evolution of Beth Leavel and Brooks Ashmankas throughout the years and see them both walk away the show in leads.

Don't see it if You are more suited to Sondheim.

Also This will be interesting to see how it fares in the Tony races. I coul... Read more Read less

76
Trainspotting Live
Midtown W
Great staging, Overrated, Quirky, Raunchy

See it if Well, I guess since I saw the final performance, you can’t.

Don't see it if The opioid epidemic is not a story you want to sit with for 75 minutes

Also A mixed bag. Worth the trip but wouldn’t see future productions.

84
During previews
Joan
Soho/Tribeca
Great staging, Great acting, Thought-provoking

See it if You are a fan of Mr. Belber’s others plays or the stage work of the incomparable Johanna Day.

Don't see it if You like traditional and linear theater.

90
During previews
Relevant, Riveting, Great writing, Great acting

See it if You are a fan of any or all of these 4 actors. They are all turning in excellent work.

Don't see it if You are more “11 o’clock number” than “11 o’clock news”

90
During previews
Torch Song (NYC)
Midtown W
Great staging, Great acting, Funny, Thought-provoking

See it if You are fimilar with the play or are a fan of any of these 6 actors. The play feels fresh and the lead performance from Mr. Urie is a joy.

Don't see it if You go to the theater to stay away from politics and family drama...which leaves us with “King Kong” lol

Also As a gay man in his 30’s, it was at times uncomfortable to see what ga... Read more Read less

86
Entertaining, Great singing, Great staging, Funny

See it if You grew up with the film and are a fan of Tina Fey. Great book with a hummable score.

Don't see it if If you need a deeper experience at the theater

100
Absorbing, Enchanting, Exquisite, Great acting, Epic

See it if You have read the plays, seem the film or are a first timer to the material. The most powerful day of the theater.

Don't see it if 7 and a half hours of theater sound like a chore. But try.

Also I see roughly 30-40 shows a year and this will forever be the best day... Read more Read less

92
Great writing, Great staging, Great singing, Masterful

See it if You were a fan of the film, David Yazbeck, or enjoy intimate shows

Don't see it if You prefer more brassy entertainment

Also Katrina Lenk is a revelation and will surely be remembered come Tony t... Read more Read less

82
Hallelujah, Baby!
Midtown E
Entertaining, Great singing, Dated

See it if You want to hear a terrific score sung in an intimate setting by a superb cast

Don't see it if You need a fully realized production as this is preformed "mufti" style

Also Umoh and Reed are both in fine voice and the score is incredibly catch... Read more Read less

88
Absorbing, Great staging, Great writing

See it if You want a feel good musical. A lovely treat in these times

Don't see it if You aren't a fan of folk music

Also I went into this show with low expectations and was pleasantly blown a... Read more Read less

85
During previews
Relevant, Great writing, Great staging, Great acting

See it if You are a fan of Laurie Metcalf as she is onstage nearly the entire show. The other three actors are all putting in terrific work.

Don't see it if You aren't a fan of modern adaptations or elaborating on classic text

90
Edgy, Great staging, Great writing, Relevant

See it if You are able to get a ticket! Ben Platt is giving a miraculous performance: the show is brilliantly shaped and scored

Don't see it if You go to musicals to get away from today's issues

Also Ben Platt and Rachel Bay Jones are my personal choices for Tony Awards... Read more Read less

92
Absorbing, Dizzying, Profound

See it if Immersive theater; Josh Grobin; edgy theater with brilliant staging; a brand new sound for Broadway

Don't see it if You like traditional theater and a classic "broadway" sound

Also This was one of the most exhilarating experiences in my 15+ years of a... Read more Read less

80
Entertaining, Great staging, Fluffy

See it if You are a fan of Sir Lloyd Webber; the children in the show are doing great work

Don't see it if You need a richer evening at the theater.

88
Entertaining, Great staging, Delightful

See it if the family is in town and you want a fail safe entertaining night out. The production is spectacular.

Don't see it if You aren't a holiday person

87
Sense & Sensibility
West Village
Clever, Ambitious, Entertaining, Great acting, Great staging

See it if You want a funky downtown interpretation of a classic, this can't be missed

Don't see it if You like traditional staging of a classic novel

86
During previews
Heisenberg
Midtown W
Absorbing, Great acting, Thought-provoking

See it if You are a fan of Mary Louise Parker and/or "The Curious Incident"

Don't see it if You don't like two person casts.

82
Enchanting, Great staging, Profound

See it if You have yet to be dazzled by Danny Burstein or Alexandria sielber

Don't see it if You need a more modern book and score

80
For a previous production
Jersey Boys (NYC)
Midtown W
Entertaining, Fluffy

See it if You know every word to the Four Seasons music...fantastic staging and a solid book

Don't see it if You need a more engaging and profound evening in the theater