JasonBKLYN

Brooklyn | 35-49 | Male
About:  A former actor I spend most of my time being a great patron of stages across NYC. I love the getting dressed up, being handed a Playbill & settling into the seat I’ve had picked out for months. The magic of spending an evening at the theater will never fade for me. The joy that live performances bri... Read more Read less
Reviews (184)
90
Masterful, Great staging, Delightful, Great singing, Entertaining

See it if You want to see Beth Malone in a firecracker performance! Seeing this caliber show in a small theater is special. The costumes are gorgeous!

Don't see it if You don’t want the opportunity to see a rare Meredith Wilson gem performed by a top notch cast! Off, off broadway it may be but far from!!!

100
Great staging, Great singing, Great acting, Exquisite, Absorbing

See it if You want to see an absolutely perfect cast flawlessly perform an exquisite musical. This show is stunning from start to finish. A must see!

Don't see it if You do not want to see “Our Town” set in Duluth, MN set to the tunes of Bob Dylan. It isn’t a happy musical. It is simple & very pure.

90
During previews
West Side Story
Midtown W
Ambitious, Intense, Must see, Masterful, Great staging

See it if You want to see a very impressive staging of this classic musical. Ivo van Hove‘s direction is superb. The hot cast is incredibly talented.

Don't see it if You want safe. This production is not safe. It takes thrilling risks and the staging is very rewarding. I didn’t mind the cut songs. See it!

85
Ambitious, Thought-provoking, Great staging, Great acting, Enchanting

See it if You want to see a cast of remarkable female actresses. They were each phenomenal in their roles! The set, costumes & staging were also A+!

Don't see it if You aren’t able to be flexible and go with the flow of the participation part of the play. This unique experience was so fulfilling.

50
Slava's Snowshow
Midtown W
Ambitious, Disappointing, Excruciating, Overrated, Slow

See it if You take a young child who will find joy in the littlest things. I may not have enjoyed the show but I did enjoy hearing the children laugh.

Don't see it if You don’t enjoy audience participation. You will get wet, you will be covered in fake snow, you will be touched by actors. My nightmare.

50
Cliched, Disappointing, Fluffy, Quirky, Clever

See it if You want to see a fabulous performance by Micah Sauvageau. He is definitely a stand out! A bit of discovery into the world of bear culture.

Don't see it if You are expecting something amazing! I hope this show has another chance to age appropriate the cast and elevate the talent & camp.

90
During previews
Thought-provoking, Must see, Great singing, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if You want to see a deeply moving, spiritual play performed by cast of extremely talented women. This gem of a script is well done by Public.

Don't see it if You can’t turn off your phone, allow yourself to be in the moment & be a part of this beautiful play. Give/take to these stories & listen.

50
During previews
Slow, Overrated, Excruciating, Disappointing, Great singing

See it if You want to hear a beautiful score by The National. Jasmine Cephas Jones is stunningly gorgeous & her voice is beautiful. Enjoy New Group.

Don't see it if You want a great adaptation. The staging was the = of walking through really thick mud. Would rather have heard Matt Berninger sing Cyrano.

70
Betrayal
Midtown W
Intelligent, Intense, Great staging, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if You want to see an incredible staging of this Pinter play with a cast of extraordinary actors. Hiddleston & Cox are knockouts!

Don't see it if You aren’t willing to be completely silent and in the moment. Every word is meant to be completely taken by. The cast demands attention.

10
During previews
Horrendous, Disappointing, Excruciating, Indulgent, Overrated

See it if You want a huge spectacle! This show grabs you the moment you walk in the theater with a gorgeous set. This is the mother of jukebox shows!

Don't see it if You want to feel had. Beyond the set this musical is very dull. Pop song after pop song gets boring. The cast is superb but the rest a flop.

Also Karen Olivo - Though talented - was a far stretch for Satine. Big lack... Read more Read less

100
Gorgeous, Great singing, Masterful, Must see, Absorbing

See it if You want to see an absolutely superb cast tell a beautiful story. Duncan Sheik’s score is incredibly stunning. The voices of this cast A+++!

Don't see it if You don’t want to be transported back in time to a story of prejudice & violence. A story that is just as relevant today. Leaves you in awe.

80
Ambitious, Quirky, Refreshing, Great singing, Entertaining

See it if You want to see a unique musical about death. Leslie Kritzer is an absolute knockout in her role! She is a must see! Alex Brightman is A++!!

Don't see it if You blush easy. Lots of naughty humor & plenty of adult language. Takes a bit to get in the world of the show but once you’re in it’s great!

100
Great staging, Great singing, Exquisite, Enchanting, Absorbing

See it if You want to see a truly unique theater experience. Completely blown away. The cast, score, choreo, set - Absolutely gorgeous. Must see!!!

Don't see it if You want to miss out on the hottest ticket on Broadway this season! A certain win for Best Musical. Buy a ticket now before you can’t.

60
Masterful, Great writing, Great acting, Funny, Clever

See it if To see three incredible actors shine in a play by a brilliant playwright! Julie White steals the show as Carol! This play is unique!

Don't see it if You don’t want a play full of politics, morality and fart jokes. This play is smart and deep in meaning. A play that deserves an audience.

55
The Cradle Will Rock
East Village
Relevant, Great singing, Disappointing, Slow, Thought-provoking

See it if You want to see a story about greed & corruption and those willing to try to stand up for what is right and form a union. Strong voices!

Don't see it if You expect to be captivated. Though the cast was strong there was a huge disconnect with the audience. The play felt lifeless & dull.

Also Tony Yazbeck & Sally Ann Triplett were standouts by performance but I ... Read more Read less

95
During previews
Queen of Hearts
Brooklyn
Ambitious, Masterful, Exquisite, Great staging, Opulent

See it if You want to see an incredibly sexy trip down the rabbit hole. Alice’s adventures were never more decadent & alluring. This cast is HOT!

Don't see it if You aren’t up for an outside the box telling of this story. The Catepillar & Queen Of Hearts are must sees. Be ready for lots of skin!

100
Masterful, Great staging, Great singing, Exquisite, Absorbing

See it if You want to see an absolutely exceptional cast of 26 blow your mind with this superb production! Steven Skybell was perfect as Tevye.

Don't see it if You want to miss out on this truly unique staging in Yiddish. There is not a negative about this show! Phenomenal voices, acting! Sooo good!

65
Disappointing, Fluffy, Quirky, Overrated, Slow

See it if You’d like to see a NYC snapshot of a unique story about a particular guy and his Valentine’s mishaps, love for Wonka & Neil Diamond.

Don't see it if You aren’t up for a lil cheesiness. It was all worth it in the final moments of the musical but it was tough. Women in cast were top notch!

Also Stay far away from rows A & B for this musical! They should be renamed... Read more Read less

85
During previews
Great acting, Masterful, Relevant, Intense, Ambitious

See it if You want to see an exceptional cast bring this tragic tale to riveting life! Glenda Jackson is beyond superb! Top notch performances by all.

Don't see it if You aren’t ready for 3 hrs & 40 mins of expert listening. The cast deliciously dictates Shakespeare’s lines. Transitions could be stronger.

70
During previews
Mies Julie
East Village
Thought-provoking, Intense, Great writing, Great staging, Great acting

See it if You want to see an intense adaptation of this play. The in the round staging gives the audience ring side seats for this power play.

Don't see it if You don’t want to see this play of sexuality, status & revenge unfold in all its graphic & powerfully acted glory. Cast is very committed.

75
Slave Play
East Village
Ambitious, Absorbing, Great acting, Great writing, Intense

See it if You want to be completely shook by a play that will make you feel all sorts of emotions. This play brought the drama. It was intense & fine.

Don't see it if You don’t want to be faced head on with some intense storytelling. These actors give you everything they got. You walk away feeling heavy.

85
Lured
East Village
Ambitious, Great acting, Relevant, Resonant, Thought-provoking

See it if You want to see a glimpse into the real life terror of gay life in modern day Russia. The script is well done. Fantastic job by the cast!

Don't see it if You are not into very physical violence. The play is very hard to watch but it speaks volumes in its truth and message.

65
During previews
King Kong (NYC)
Midtown W
Great staging, Masterful, Quirky, Intense, Unique

See it if You want to be blown away by amazing puppetry & CGI! Christiani Pitts gives everything she’s got in a star making turn! You feel for Kong!

Don't see it if You get motion sickness easy. The CGI gets too real at points. Very violent. The choreography & music are just okay.

Also This show is very unique. I wanted to hate it but I didn’t. Christiani... Read more Read less

75
Kink Haus
East Village
Quirky, Overrated, Indulgent, Fluffy, Great staging

See it if You want a barrage of color, music & sex. A highly stylized piece that excites with aggressive choreo, inventive costumes & great songs.

Don't see it if You are uncomfortable with anything outside the box. This show felt so polished until it abruptly came to an end. Left me feeling had.

25
Quirky, Overrated, Indulgent, Disappointing, Confusing

See it if You enjoy trite lyrics, wobbly scaffolding, uneasy staging & unenthusiastic applause. If 2 hrs & 20 mins of your eve isn’t important to you.

Don't see it if You want to see wasted talent of the fabulous Samantha Marie Ware. She is a star. She deserves more than this musical had to offer her.

100
Masterful, Great staging, Great acting, Great singing, Enchanting

See it if You were a fan of the film! This stage adaptation is perfection. The cast is absolutely sublime. Suzanne Vega is entrancing. Awed by it all.

Don't see it if You don’t want an intimate tale of sexual freedom. This musical takes the great of the film & elevates thru Duncan Sheik’s score. Must see!

80
Epic, Ambitious, Intense, Great singing, Entertaining

See it if You want to see Adrienne Warren rule the stage in body & voice as Tina Turner. She was an absolute knockout! An incredible powerhouse!

Don't see it if You want to see a jukebox musical that speeds thru the good times & bad times of the title star’s life. Why are audiences so disrespectful?

60
During previews
Medea (BAM)
Brooklyn
Overdone, Disappointing, Overrated, Slow, Great acting

See it if You want to see Rose Byrne command the stage from the first moment you see her until the last. The cast is strong even if the script is not.

Don't see it if You enjoyed Stone‘s Yerma and expect that same thrill. The play starts out strong and starts to fizzle just as the ash falls from the sky.

95
The Inheritance
Midtown W
Must see, Masterful, Great writing, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if You are a human with a heart that wants to spend an incredibly rewarding 6 1/2 hours at the theatre. This play is extraordinary. Cast = A+++

Don't see it if You don’t want to sit through 6 acts of gay history lessons told thru intimate relationships. You will cry & cry hard. Be emotionally ready.

75
Intense, Riveting, Great writing, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if You want to see a cast of incredibly talented women commit to a skillfully written play. I was in awe of how this cast performed together.

Don't see it if You don’t want a play that has many layers & intricacies. This play has an intensity that may not be fit every audience.

50
During previews
Annoying, Overrated, Slow, Angsty, Disappointing

See it if You want a musical pushing issues at you at every moment. If you want to see the album set to a story about a suburban family w/problems.

Don't see it if You find any joy in the original album. Zero interest in any of the characters minutes into the show. Strong ensemble / 0 substance.

Also Act 2 is a bit more redeemable. Lauren Patten’s standing ovation is we... Read more Read less

100
During previews
Clever, Unique, Perfect, Great singing, Great staging

See it if You want to see a superb staging! Michael Mayer’s direction is skillful. The cast is remarkable. This production is top notch perfection!

Don't see it if You feel like you’ve seen Little Shop before. This version will knock your socks off!

Also Tammy Blanchard is channeling Judy Garland. Such a unique performance.... Read more Read less

95
Relevant, Intelligent, Great writing, Great acting, Ambitious

See it if After seeing it previously at NYTW, I will say this production surpasses what blew me away Off Bway. The current version is perfection!

Don't see it if You aren’t up for some raw, exhilarating, jaw dropping action going on at Golden! This play is an absolute must see! Better than Off Bway!

85
Unique, Great singing, Intense, Quirky, Ambitious

See it if You want to see a loud, crazy rock opera with some absolutely incredible vocal performances! This cast is impressive! The show blew me away!

Don't see it if You don’t want to hear some rock music really loud. This show is very, very loud. Some language and adult humor/situations.

Also I’m kinda obsessed with this show now! Hoping the national tour gets b... Read more Read less

60
Campy, Quirky, Fluffy, Disappointing, Cliched

See it if You want to see a cast of young, committed men tell a few tales about self love & gay community. An over the top show about acceptance.

Don't see it if A lot of nudity offends you. The jokes fall flat in this one. Though there is talent in the cast it just doesn’t reach its potential.

75
During previews
Masterful, Refreshing, Great staging, Great acting, Entertaining

See it if You want to see a modern version with an excellent interpretation of the text. Danielle Brooks is phenomenal! A sharp production.

Don't see it if You aren’t a fan of making things up to date with current language, fashion & trends. I do love that The Public takes risks. See it!

63
During previews
Happy Talk
Midtown W
Relevant, Fluffy, Overrated, Slow, Thought-provoking

See it if You’d like to see a dark comedy with a star on stage. The cast is very good, the script grows on you as it goes along. Marin Ireland is A+!

Don't see it if You are expecting more than a dull play w/a star in the cast. Starts off good, gets a bit snoozy mid. Ending makes it worth the 110 mins.

50
Tootsie (NYC)
Midtown W
Disappointing, Excruciating, Fluffy, Indulgent, Overrated

See it if You want to see a musical made from a movie that never should have been made into a musical. Talented cast. Zero substance.

Don't see it if You expect greatness from David Yazbeck’s score. A Band’s Visit worthy this is not. Barely The Full Monty. See something else.

Also I wish I would have trusted my instincts and avoided this one. Santino... Read more Read less

60
The Ferryman (NYC)
Midtown W
Disappointing, Epic, Great acting, Overrated, Slow

See it if You want to see a play with a cast of 21 very talented actors. The story did not hold my attention but I thought the cast was extraordinary.

Don't see it if You don’t want to sit through a 3 hour and 15 minute play for 2 minutes of thrill at the very end. Don’t understand the buzz.

85
Relevant, Must see, Intelligent, Great staging, Absorbing

See it if You want to see an absolutely incredible reimagining of this score & setting. Damon Daunno is a knockout. Stunning revival full of chills.

Don't see it if You aren’t up for an intense evening of musical theater. This staging keeps you on the edge of your seat with anticipation of every word.

70
During previews
Cliched, Indulgent, Thought-provoking, Relevant, Absorbing

See it if You want to see a modern & fresh staging of this play. The cast is very talented and bring the script to life with their commitment.

Don't see it if You want a lovely night at the theater. This production is strong, loud & bloody. The choreo gave me community theater but it added fuel.

35
During previews
Disappointing, Excruciating, Indulgent, Overrated, Slow

See it if You want to see the only bright ray of sunshine in this dull, unnecessary revival - Stephanie Styles (as Lois Lane/Bianca).

Don't see it if You want a energetic, colorful, quick witted staging of this dud musical. Kelli O’Hara is terribly miscast as Lilli Vanessi. Pass on it!

60
Alice By Heart
Midtown W
Disappointing, Overrated, Thought-provoking, Great staging, Great singing

See it if You are a fan of the Sheik/Sater musical theater style. This interpretation of Alice is Spring Awakening meets Godspell. Talented cast.

Don't see it if You want to be blown away by substance. This is very fluffy. I loved the imagination but it all got stale very quickly.

50
Lolita, My Love
Midtown E
Ambitious, Slow, Indulgent, Excruciating, Epic

See it if You want to see why this show closed early in the original staging and never made it to NY. The leads do their absolute best though.

Don't see it if You want to see an ensemble bored out of their minds. I swear I saw 2 fall asleep onstage! So lackluster an ensemble it made a slow show lag

70
Bleach
Brooklyn
Absorbing, Thought-provoking, Intense, Fluffy, Edgy

See it if You want to see a very charismatic & captivating man (the love child of Margot Robbie/Chris O’Donnell) share the ups/downs of rent boy life.

Don't see it if You want to feel trapped in your overly dramatic friend’s apt while they have an emotional breakdown and you have no chance to speak back.

Also Don’t let the location intimidate you. The Wilson stop on the L is eas... Read more Read less

85
Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Great singing, Joyful

See it if You love musical theater and want a story that is inspiring & truthful. Such a talented cast. This musical deserved a Bway stage! See it!!!!

Don't see it if You don’t want to hear some amazing voices, laugh out loud, shed a few tears and loudly applaud a well deserved kiss! Don’t miss The Prom!

50
Thought-provoking, Slow, Romantic, Overrated, Great staging

See it if You are a fan of thinking outside the box. This staging is very unique. The new arrangements are quite lovely. Ali Stroker & Mary Testa = A+

Don't see it if You don’t want to sit on a hard, wooden seat 3 hours. This production is very slow. Performances are great but it went at a snail’s pace.

100
Exquisite, Great acting, Great singing, Great staging, Great writing

See it if You want to see a perfectly told story through the poetic brilliance of Bob Dylan’s music. The cast is phenomenal! This musical is gorgeous.

Don't see it if You don’t want to feel every type of emotion towards the story told by the cast. You feel part of their lives in this intimate staging.

50
Great acting, Riveting, Thought-provoking, Slow, Overrated

See it if You are a Harry Potter fan. This play does not disappoint. The technical elements of this show are stunning. Moaning Myrtle steals the show!

Don't see it if You aren’t up for an entire day at the theater! Part 1 Act 2 was my favorite. Part 2 Act 1 was a snooze fest. The play was a bit indulgent.

15
Slow, Overrated, Indulgent, Excruciating, Disappointing

See it if You want to see Patti Murin and how fabulous she is! Her charm & beauty as an actress beam on the stage! The costumes are quite beautiful.

Don't see it if You expect a great Bway production. This is a theme park show performed on Bway. Full of lighting gimmicks & zero substance. A Disney flop.