Jason W

New York City | 35-49 | Male

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Reviews (36)
98
Enchanting, Exquisite, Funny, Great staging, Masterful

See it if you want to see a musical spectacle done correctly. Taymor’s show still works 20 years later.

Don't see it if you aren’t a fan of Disney. It’s a Disney show complete with children and merchandising. It’s as commercial as it gets on Broadway.

90
Entertaining, Funny, Great acting, Indulgent, Hilarious

See it if you like a good musical comedy and want to just have a really good time in the theater.

Don't see it if you're from the mid-west and have a serious case of homophobia.

99
Clever, Great staging, Must see

See it if you want to see your old friends Harry, Ginny, Ron, and Hermione back in action. I cried when Hermione came on stage.

Don't see it if like black-box plays with a lot of drama. This is Harry Potter. People should know what they're getting by now.

Also Honestly, I was enchanted through the entire show. It really was like ... Read more Read less

75
King Kong (NYC)
Midtown W
Ambitious, Great staging, Slow

See it if you want to see what will probably be the largest puppet to ever grace a Broadway stage. King Kong himself was amazing.

Don't see it if you really want a musical with stellar music and a dramatic plot. It is King Kong after all.

100
Hamilton (NYC)
Midtown W
Absorbing, Exquisite, Must see

See it if you can actually get tickets to the show. Good luck on that one! Or if you want to see where musical genres and history collide.

Don't see it if you don't like hip-hop or you're a racist.

80
Entertaining, Indulgent, Delightful

See it if you're a fan of Carole King's music or want to learn more about her legacy and the art she has created over many years.

Don't see it if you're not a fan of juke-box musicals. This one at least doesn't try to force an artificial story on top of the music. It tells her life.

85
Aladdin (Broadway)
Midtown W
Funny, Quirky, Great staging

See it if you love the movie Aladdin. It's a Disney show, so you know it's going to be larger than life. Thankfully, the show holds up.

Don't see it if you don't like children's shows. Again, it's Disney and the show is directed purely at adults. Overall, solid production if a bit hyper.

98
Delightful, Funny, Great acting

See it if you want to see Bernadette Peters. She really is a force of nature in everything she does.

Don't see it if you wanted Bette Midler. Bernadette is theater royalty and she brings her own spin to this remarkable role. Victor Garber was good as well.

85
Delightful, Funny, Quirky

See it if you’re a fan of the TV show or just want to have a fun time at the theater.

Don't see it if unending optimism drives you a bit batty. It’s almost overly cherry at times. Now, I had never seen the TV show.

90
1984 (Broadway)
Midtown W
Absorbing, Intelligent, Intense

See it if you really want to leave the theater frustrated by modern politics and the current world we live in (aka. alternative facts).

Don't see it if you're not really into politically oriented shows or if you have any kind of aversion to seeing a bit of violence/torture on stage.

80
Ambitious, Great staging, Quirky

See it if you are looking for a show to take the whole family to. Great staging and impressive sets.

Don't see it if you are looking for something with meat. The show flows well, but it's a bit slow in places. You don't get to the factory until Act 2.

85
War Paint
Midtown W
Ambitious, Masterful, Intelligent

See it if you are a fan of Patti LuPone or Christine Ebersol.

Don't see it if If you're looking for a show that isn't about two divas playing two divas.

80
Funny, Entertaining, Fluffy

See it if you have kids and want to take them to something that is not Disney! I saw a 6PM Sunday show and there were a ton of families.

Don't see it if you think rock musicals are a bit cliche. Trust me, this one has all of the rock cliches down to the KISS style makeup at one point.

98
Intelligent, Great writing, Great singing

See it if You want to be absorbed in a unique theatrical experience. I was right on the vodka bar. I was basically 4' from the pit and center of show.

Don't see it if You can't keep track of people's relationships easily. Thankfully, the Playbill had a diagram. I kept seeing people figuring it all out.

85
During previews
Funny, Entertaining, Slow

See it if If you want a good laugh or want to stare at Andy Karl in boxer shorts for 3 hours.

Don't see it if If you're looking for Shakespeare. I think the show pays homage to the source material while maintaining it's own distinctness.

96
Absorbing, Great singing, Must see, Resonant, Thought-provoking

See it if you love Gloria Estephan or her music. For a biopic piece, there really is an amazing heart at the center of the story.

Don't see it if You don't like juke box musicals. It is what it is. However, they did a good job of making sure the songs really helped tell the story.

85
Delightful, Edgy, Funny, Raunchy, Great writing

See it if If you like naked men singing of course!

Don't see it if Don't see if you don't want to see the full Monty... a lot! Definitely not something to take your conservative parents to.

90
In Transit
Midtown W
Absorbing, Great staging, Great singing, Refreshing, Relevant

See it if If you want to see amazing vocals, this show is a must see. The audience only sees a fraction of what is going on.

Don't see it if This is a great show for New Yorkers. There are a ton of inside jokes (pizza rat). I don't know how out oftowners would relate to parts.

80
Ambitious, Dated, Quirky, Indulgent, Fluffy

See it if you were a fan of the original movie and can disassociate yourself from the movie and take this product on its own merits.

Don't see it if don't like seeing the musical versions of paint by numbers. It was a little too full of itself and some of the humor doesn't resonate.

99
During previews
Absorbing, Funny, Great singing, Intelligent, Thought-provoking

See it if you love Sondheim or want to see really smart musical theater.

Don't see it if you have problems with a plot that goes in reverse or don't like Sondheim.

75
Waitress (NYC)
Midtown W
Funny, Resonant, Cliched

See it if you really want to see a pretty feel good musical where everything is all right in the end.

Don't see it if you are expecting to be challenged. I really wanted to like Waitress a lot, but I just found it so-so. It's solid, but not great.

92
During previews
Great staging, Hilarious, Great singing

See it if you want to have a great time and laugh a lot. I had not seen the movie, but I loved every second of the musical. It was surprisingly fetch.

Don't see it if you don't like musicals about teens. This show is fun, but it doesn't hide what it is... just look at the poster.

85
During previews
Dated, Delightful, Masterful

See it if you want to get a lesson in powerful singing and acting. The cast handles this score brilliantly.

Don't see it if you want a show with a decent plot. It's almost like the show has one great song and everything was written around that one song.

90
Ambitious, Great singing, Great staging

See it if you're a fan of the original movie or just love seeing stage magic come to life.

Don't see it if you have a problem with lots of kids in the audience (many under the age of 5).

95
Ambitious, Great staging, Resonant

See it if you want to see how to properly conduct theater in the round. Arden's direction to this show is amazing. The whole cast just shines.

Don't see it if you're not a fan of the source material. The show is the show, but this really is a remarkable re-imagining of what it can be.

90
Great acting, Thought-provoking, Intelligent

See it if you want an introspective evening at the theater. This is a small show in a large house.

Don't see it if you want to see your money on the stage. I actually think the stage kinda swallowed the production a bit.

88
During previews
Entertaining, Great writing, Relevant

See it if you want to remember what dating was like back before the HIV crisis came to the United States. Overall, very enjoyable.

Don't see it if Michael Urie's acting seems a bit like his stint in Buyer & Cellar. There were just some moments he seemed like less Arnold and more Alex.

98
Indecent
Midtown W
Absorbing, Great acting, Thought-provoking

See it if you like to see amazing acting about real historical events that mattered then and still matter today.

Don't see it if If you're not into straight plays or history.

90
Anastasia (NYC)
Midtown W
Delightful, Enchanting, Great staging

See it if you were a fan of the original movie. Also, if you want to see a really good use of projections, then this show is good.

Don't see it if you are looking for something deep and profound. The show is great and entertaining, but it won't change your life.

100
Absorbing, Intelligent, Thought-provoking

See it if You need an emotional catharsis. It will leave you feeling good about humanity.

Don't see it if You're so jaded that you just can't believe there are good people in the world.

95
Sunset Boulevard
Midtown W
Great staging, Must see, Absorbing

See it if you are or are not a Lloyd Weber fan. I generally fall into the "not" category, but this show really is amazing. Glenn Close is amazing!

Don't see it if you think it will be Cats or Phantom. I found this to be more of a traditional book musical thank his other works.

100
Great singing, Intelligent, Must see

See it if You have a heart!! Really, the show is as amazing as all of the hype. I was blown away. I'm so glad I saw it.

Don't see it if You don't find high school drama appealing. Although the show is centered on a high school kid, the show is for adults and is universal!

65
Great singing, Disappointing, Indulgent, Overrated, Ambitious

See it if you love Andrew Lloyd Weber or are a life-long fan of Phantom.

Don't see it if you think Lloyd Weber is overrated. The tricks that were amazing in the 80s just look dated now.

100
Great staging, Great acting, Great writing, Hilarious, Intelligent

See it if you want to have an awesome night at the theater. This show is brilliant on many different levels.

Don't see it if If you are easily offended. This show isn't everyone's cup of tea, so just know that this isn't necessarily a family friendly show.

80
Paramour
Midtown W
Clever, Great staging, Indulgent, Dizzying, Fluffy

See it if If you want to see a Cirque show with a real plot, see this show. The acrobatics are amazing (but duh!).

Don't see it if If you want a good book and score show, pass this one up completely. It's a circus complete with popcorn. Only thing lacking was peanuts.

97
Funny, Entertaining, Great singing, Refreshing, Great writing

See it if In our turbulent climate, we need shows like Kinky Boots now more than ever. If you're looking for a positive message, see it!

Don't see it if If you are homophobic or bigoted: