BroadwayJay

New York City | 35-49 | Male
About:  I am a huge fan of theatre, music and dance.
Reviews (95)
40
King Kong (NYC)
Midtown W
Disappointing, Indulgent, Banal

See it if If you like King Kong. The puppet, lighting and sound are awesome.

Don't see it if if you are looking for a good show. The story and lyrics are terrible. The show does not even really make sense.

80
The Nap (Broadway)
Midtown W
Clever, Delightful, Enchanting, Entertaining, Funny

See it if you are looking for a clever play. It is really quite funny and well staged.

Don't see it if you are looking for an over the top big show. It is a little dark.

70
Romantic, Entertaining, Funny

See it if you are a fan of the movie.

Don't see it if if you are looking for something original. It does take some liberties with the story.

90
During previews
Funny, Entertaining, Hilarious, Great singing

See it if If you like big, fun musicals. This show made me laugh and also packed some emotional punches. The singing is great.

Don't see it if you are not a fan of over the top musicals.

40
Rocktopia
Midtown W
Confusing, Disappointing, Excruciating

See it if you are a rock fan.

Don't see it if you are a fan of real theatre. This show is a disgrace to Broadway. Such a waste of time. I was laughing out loud at how bad it was.

70
During previews
Travesties
Midtown W
Clever, Great acting, Intelligent

See it if you are a fan of Tom Stoppard and over the top farce.

Don't see it if you are looking for something easy. This is a challenging show that make you think about art and what it is.

75
During previews
Great singing, Great staging, Great acting

See it if If you love Rogers and Hammerstein, this is one of their classics. The ballet/dancing is the highlight of the show.

Don't see it if you are easily offended by domestic abuse. The content feels so dated. I was left wondering why this musical is being produced now.

80
During previews
Great staging, Great acting, Great singing

See it if The acting and staging is amazing. The costumes are great too. It is a huge production.

Don't see it if you are not into classic musicals. The content feels a bit dated.

50
Banal, Cliched, Disappointing

See it if you are a parrot head or a super fan of Jimmy Buffett. The music is well sung.

Don't see it if you are looking for something good. The story line is awful/offensive. The jokes are terrible and the plot is very weak.

80
During previews
Entertaining, Delightful, Ambitious

See it if you want to see something that is family friendly and highly entertaining. The animation integration into the set is fantastic.

Don't see it if you are not a fan of Disney or the movie.

95
During previews
Great acting, Intelligent, Masterful, Profound, Intense

See it if you love great acting. The three actresses are suburb. The show is thought provoking and well done.

Don't see it if you are not an Ablee fan. The script can be confusing, so you have to go along for the ride. In the end the outcome is worth it.

70
Great acting, Ambitious, Intense

See it if you are a fan on Mark R., he was fantastic. The show also features music.

Don't see it if you are not a fan of period pieces.

40
Banal, Cliched, Confusing, Disappointing, Excruciating

See it if you are a tourist who does not care what you see on Broadway. The acting was terrible and there was a lot of showboating and scram-singing

Don't see it if you are looking for something good. Spend your money on another show.

80
Clever, Entertaining, Funny

See it if you are a fan of Sponge Bob or if you have children that would like to see a fun and campy musical

Don't see it if you are not a fan of Sponge Bob, it is still enjoyable if you are not familiar with the TV show, it is better to be familiar w/the TV show

70
Raunchy, Edgy, Entertaining

See it if you like raunchy humor presented by an all drag a cappella group. It was very funny and dirty.

Don't see it if you are easily offended.

75
During previews
Meteor Shower
Midtown W
Funny, Hilarious, Raunchy

See it if you like star performances and raunchy funny comedy. Laura Benanti fans will love her performance.

Don't see it if if you are looking for a serious or profound show. It is funny, but can be confusing at times.

80
The Sardi's Tour
Midtown W
Delightful, Fluffy, Entertaining

See it if you are a fan of Broadway and celebrity history. It I fun to get to really walk around and look at the drawings!

Don't see it if you are not big into history or stars. It focuses on the history of Sardi's and lots of stories about the stars that frequent the restaurant

70
Dated, Confusing, Thought-provoking

See it if you are looking for a period piece examining the class system in England in the early 1900's.

Don't see it if If you are not a fan of straight plays or period pieces.

Also The set was impressive, and I was left asking tough questions about ti... Read more Read less

70
FoST Festival (2017)
Staten Island
Intelligent, Entertaining, Thought-provoking

See it if This festival is dedicated to VR and the future of story telling, see it if Virtual Reality is of interest to you.

Don't see it if you are not into VR. There is a bit of walking that you will have to do.

Also If you go, get there very early to sign up for the exhibitions. Most w... Read more Read less

70
During previews
Stuffed
Midtown W
Funny, Hilarious, Quirky

See it if If you like raunchy comedy. This is a hilarious exploration of the relationship we have with food. It also features some serious moments too

Don't see it if You are not a fan of Lisa Lampanelli's comedy or of campy / raunchy comedy.

90
Delightful, Entertaining, Absorbing

See it if you are a fan of theatre history. This tour is focused on all of the history and program offerings on the theatre collection in the library

Don't see it if you are not a fan of theatre history.

Also I loved this tour and I geeked out over some of the historical documen... Read more Read less

80
Clever, Delightful, Funny, Great writing, Hilarious

See it if If you love Harry Potter you will love this show told from the view of a Hufflepuff. It is very clever.

Don't see it if you are not a fan of Harry Potter and camp.

80
Resonant, Relevant, Thought-provoking, Intense, Great acting

See it if you want to see a serious piece of theatre and have some intense discussions afterwards.

Don't see it if there are some sensitive topics that can be difficult for some. Do your research on the show and know what you are about to see.

70
1984 (Broadway)
Midtown W
Intelligent, Resonant, Riveting

See it if You are looking for a serious play. It is very tense at the end. Great acting and visual effects.

Don't see it if There is an intense torture scene at the end of the show, if this sort of thing bothers you, then you should pass.

75
Cats
Midtown W
Enchanting, Indulgent, Great staging

See it if you have never seen Cats, put it on your list of shows to see. It is a great re-production of the original. The staging & costumes are great

Don't see it if you are looking for something with a through story line.

90
The Ferryman (NYC)
Midtown W
Great writing, Great acting, Masterful, Thought-provoking

See it if If you are looking for a solid drama. The writing, acting and staging were excellent and the show stunned me a few times

Don't see it if if you have a hard time with understanding accents or are looking for a quick show (it is a long, but goes by very quickly).

50
Banal, Cliched, Disappointing

See it if If you are a big fan of Donna Summer.

Don't see it if you are looking for a thoughtful examination of Donna's life. Poorly staged as some balcony seats had limited viewing, but are not marked.

75
Clever, Entertaining, Funny

See it if you are a fan of the go-go's and gender bending shows! It was so much fun!

Don't see it if you are not a fan of juke box musicals.

90
During previews
Torch Song (NYC)
Midtown W
Absorbing, Entertaining, Exquisite, Great acting, Great writing

See it if If you are a fan of great acting. The staging is wonderful as well. It is such a moving and beautiful show.

Don't see it if you do not like period pieces or shows that focus on LGBT issues.

70
During previews
Ambitious, Absorbing, Great acting

See it if you want to see Denzel on stage, he is a stand out.

Don't see it if you are not a fan of Eugene O'Neill. It is a tough show to get through, almost 4 hours.

80
During previews
Absorbing, Resonant, Thought-provoking, Intelligent

See it if you are looking for a serious piece of theatre. Joshua Jackson is very impressive.

Don't see it if are not looking for something serious. This show tackles some serious and thought provoking issues.

90
During previews
Delightful, Funny, Hilarious, Intelligent, Great staging

See it if you loved Legally Blonde, then you will love this show. So much fun and so campy. Fans of the movie will love it too.

Don't see it if you like more traditional musicals. This feels new and fresh.

97
During previews
Absorbing, Delightful, Enchanting, Entertaining, Must see

See it if If you love Harry Potter, this show is right up your alley. Great staging, acting and story. Such a great experience.

Don't see it if If you are not into Harry Potter or if committing to two shows scares you.

85
During previews
Lobby Hero
Midtown W
Thought-provoking, Great writing, Great acting, Intelligent

See it if you are looking for great acting in a piece that is going to challenge you and make you think.

Don't see it if you are not looking for a very serious evening of theater.

90
Great acting, Great staging, Intelligent, Must see, Riveting

See it if you are looking for excellent acting. The entire ensemble was spot on in this very emotional show.

Don't see it if you are not looking for a serious drama that deals with some tough issues.

95
During previews
Intelligent, Masterful, Profound, Relevant, Riveting

See it if you are looking for a thought provoking, intelligent, incredibly acted show.

Don't see it if you are not committed to seeing two shows, it is a lot of intense theatre to absorb.

70
During previews
Cardinal
Midtown W
Great acting, Ambitious, Entertaining

See it if are a fan of new works, this one features some great acting by Anna C.

Don't see it if you are not into serious shows. This one tackles many important issues.

80
The Children
Midtown W
Profound, Intelligent, Great writing, Great acting

See it if you are looking for a serious piece with good acting.

Don't see it if you are looking for something upbeat, this show covers serious issues.

90
Enchanting, Exquisite, Great singing, Great staging, Delightful

See it if you like musicals with creative staging and beautiful music

Don't see it if you are not a fan of non-traditional musicals. This one has unique staging and is one act long.

90
During previews
Absorbing, Clever, Funny, Intelligent, Refreshing

See it if If you are looking for a funny play with purpose and a message. John L is a master of comedy and timing. A refreshing show for the times.

Don't see it if you are not into one-man shows or do not want to be challenged politically.

85
Absorbing, Enchanting, Intelligent, Profound, Slow

See it if you are looking for a quiet, thoughtful low key musical. The beauty is in its simplicity.

Don't see it if you are looking for a big over the top musical. This is a slow moving and beautiful musical, where not much happens at all.

85
During previews
Junk
Upper W Side
Intelligent, Relevant, Thought-provoking, Riveting, Intense

See it if you want an exploration into greed and American corruption. The acting is excellent. The story was thrilling and I was totally engaged.

Don't see it if you are looking for something uplifting, the show deals with serious themes and is a serious piece.

80
During previews
M. Butterfly
Midtown W
Absorbing, Entertaining, Great acting, Intelligent, Profound

See it if You are looking to explore themes of gender identity and Asian vs. Western culture. I liked the rewrites from the original production.

Don't see it if You are not looking for a serious exploration of the themes noted above.

Also The acting is superb, I also enjoyed the opera sequences. The set, whi... Read more Read less

90
KPOP
Midtown W
Absorbing, Delightful, Great staging, Great acting, Masterful

See it if if you like immersive theatre. The staging is amazing. It features great pop music, amazing dancing, and thought provoking storyline.

Don't see it if If you are not a fan of immersive theatre or pop music.

80
Entertaining, Great staging, Intense, Enchanting

See it if It is all set to pop and dance music with a bit of rap tossed in. Excellent staging and incredible dancing. It was a fun night!

Don't see it if If you are not a fan of immersive theatre. You are part of the experience! So, you need to be open to that type of event.

70
Up the Rabbit Hole
East Village
Edgy, Intense, Thought-provoking

See it if you are into gay themed drama. The story line is intense dealing with drugs, addiction and the search for one's place in life

Don't see it if you are offended by nudity or simulated sex.

92
Absorbing, Riveting, Great staging

See it if You love Sondheim. This is the best production of Sweeney Todd I have seen.

Don't see it if If you do not like to be part of the show. Depending on your seat, you might be right in the action.

100
For a previous production
Absorbing, Entertaining, Intelligent

See it if you are interested in the business of broadway and want to see how a show went from a concept to a finished living and breathing show.

Don't see it if you do not want to participate. There is some group participation.

80
Prince of Broadway
Midtown W
Delightful, Funny, Entertaining, Great staging

See it if You love Hal Prince Musicals, then this an amazing musical review, it is a masterclass!

Don't see it if if you are not a fan of reviews. There is no real through story line, so be prepared.

69
STREEPSHOW!
East Village
Funny, Quirky, Fluffy

See it if If you love campy shows. You must love Meryl Steep and have seen many of her movies in order to appreciate this show. The writing is clever.

Don't see it if You are not into drag or spoofs of reality TV. Or, if you are not a Meryl Streep fan, this show is not for you.