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 (210)
84
During previews
Masterful, Great writing, Great acting, Funny, Entertaining

See it if You want to see Cecily Strong command the stage in Jane Wagner’s brilliantly written play. Ms. Strong is so enthralling in her many roles.

Don't see it if You don’t want to see a play that had a voice in its originally staging and still stands even stronger with that voice today. A must see.

80
Thought-provoking, Quirky, Fluffy, Great staging, Enchanting

See it if You want to see a unique, new musical exploring a trio & their journey experimenting with LSD. A very talented cast, magnificent scenery.

Don't see it if You might feel you may not relate to the storyline. The show was fun, suggestive & had hints of homosexuality. Singing & dancing were great.

80
Resonant, Relevant, Great staging, Delightful, Absorbing

See it if You want to see a bright, young cast fill the stage with a touching musical about being young, self discovery and finding acceptance.

Don't see it if You expect perfection. The thing I enjoyed most about this show was that each young actor found great pride in their role and shined.

85
Enchanting, Quirky, Great singing, Entertaining

See it if You want to see an incredible performance by Jeanna De Waal. The whole cast was fantastic. Diana’s costumes & quick changes were impressive.

Don't see it if You don’t want to see Diana/Prince Charles/Camilla’s story told through an Evita/The WHO’s Tommy esque score & quick paced storyline.

95
Masterful, Great writing, Great singing, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if You want to see this extraordinary musical led by the remarkable Sharon D. Clarke. I was blown away by this tremendously beautiful musical.

Don't see it if You don’t want to feel all the feels while viewing this brilliantly written score & book. A snapshot of history that is still so relevant.

80
Absorbing, Entertaining, Great staging, Enchanting, Delightful

See it if You want to see an absolutely charming production of this beloved story on stage. The entire musical is colorful and full of so much heart.

Don't see it if You expect more traditional holiday fare. This story is loved by so many. It was fantastic to see it come alive at the New Victory!

95
Kimberly Akimbo
Chelsea
Great staging, Great acting, Great singing, Delightful, Clever

See it if You want to see a brilliant new musical with a unique, lovable story. The cast is extraordinary! Each performance is absolutely incredible!

Don't see it if You might be offended by sensitive subject matter. Follows a young woman’s journey with progeria. The shows is both dark and humorous. A+!

85
Epic, Masterful, Intelligent, Great staging, Great acting

See it if You want to see 3 incredible actors tell a story full of history, money & family. Each of their performances is impeccable, astonishing.

Don't see it if You don’t want to see a 3 hr & 15 minute play told by three actors playing many different characters. This play was incredible. A must see!

70
Clyde's (Broadway)
Midtown W
Edgy, Relevant, Great writing, Great acting, Clever

See it if You want to see a new, unexpected comedic play full of colorful characters and a small cast full of even more colorful characters.

Don't see it if Some onstage smoking bothers you. I may have sat a little too close as well. Forget this theater is so small and compact.

70
The Antelope Party
East Village
Resonant, Entertaining, Great writing, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if You want to see a play about community that starts off all colorful & fun and turns quickly into distrust and current politics.

Don't see it if You are expecting a play without conflict, darkness or an uneasy feeling about the world we all currently share.

70
The Visitor
East Village
Great writing, Great staging, Great singing, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if You want to see a musical about issues relevant to our lives today. This intimate musical focuses on the lives of undocumented immigrants.

Don't see it if You let your politics take over while viewing this show. Only if you are able to genuinely listen will you walk away feeling something.

50
Gnit
Brooklyn
Overrated, Indulgent, Thought-provoking, Slow, Disappointing

See it if You’d like to see a flat, condensed Peer Gynt told through Will Eno’s creative writing. The cast is great, the set superb. On the dull side.

Don't see it if You are looking for a refreshing, high energy play. This play strangely had the opposite effect - Causing drowsiness, confusion. Left lost.

50
Medicine
Brooklyn
Great acting, Intense, Dizzying, Confusing, Ambitious

See it if You go into the evening with zero expectation. It is layers of chaos disguised as a serious discussion on mental illness and isolation.

Don't see it if You are easily disturbed by loud noises and intense emotions. This play felt out of control until it was. The cast was committed fully.

80
Thought-provoking, Intelligent, Entertaining, Great writing, Clever

See it if You would enjoy seeing a very skillful cast led by the talented Karen Ziemba take on this 108 year old play with great spirit.

Don't see it if You don’t want a lesson on class, morality & the role of a woman in society. This play about sex was well ahead of its time. Well done Shaw!

95
Company (Broadway)
Midtown W
Masterful, Intelligent, Great singing, Great staging, Enchanting

See it if You want to see a truly stellar company of actors supporting one another. Each ensemble player is brilliant, lovingly elevating the star. A+

Don't see it if You don’t want to see a colorful, stylish, inventive staging of this timeless Sondheim classic. This production really is perfect. See it!

95
Morning's at Seven
Midtown W
Refreshing, Entertaining, Delightful, Masterful, Great acting

See it if You want to see this endearing play set in 1928 about marriage, family & growing older. An incredibly skilled cast that leaves you in awe!

Don't see it if You don’t want to take a moment to enjoy a play that has lasted thru the decades. A community theater warhorse, this play shines off Bway!

79
Slow, Thought-provoking, Great writing, Great singing, Clever

See it if You want to see some top notch Bway stars in a very sparse, ok revival. The standouts to me were the actor/musicians in ensemble roles.

Don't see it if You don’t like guns up close & personal. The already intimate theater amplifies this. Luckily gunshots are only a sound effect. Slow pacing.

49
Fairycakes
West Village
Indulgent, Excruciating, Lackluster, Slow, Disappointing

See it if You want to see some starry theater royalty perform a community theater worthy play. The costumes were the only thing holding my attention.

Don't see it if You bought a ticket hoping for a hilarious, brilliant script with a fabulous cast. You will be highly disappointed. Set the bar very low.

95
Thought-provoking, Relevant, Intelligent, Great writing, Entertaining

See it if You want to see a brilliantly written play about a 15 year old’s passion for the US Constitution told through the author’s current view.

Don't see it if You are not willing to see both sides of the political spectrum. Some history lessons and harsh realities learned. Requires empathy.

85
Funny, Indulgent, Quirky, Great singing, Clever

See it if You want to see a witty, fast paced musical with a ton of heart! The cast was fantastic! Charming & uplifting. Show will brighten your day!

Don't see it if You don’t want a cheer filled show filled with harmony, humor and dazzle. The cast has a ton of fun on stage and you can see their pride.

85
During previews
Quirky, Thought-provoking, Relevant, Great acting, Great staging

See it if You want to see a unique staging of an FBI visit to the home of Reality Winner played out on stage. Emily Davis was great! Reality indeed.

Don't see it if You aren’t up for a word for word enactment of the official transcript of the interview. There were loud sounds & music that were alarming.

100
During previews
Dana H. (Broadway)
Midtown W
Riveting, Thought-provoking, Intense, Must see, Masterful

See it if An absolute must see! It was fascinating! Completely captivating. Deirdre O'Connell’s standing O was well deserved! Incredibly unique & raw.

Don't see it if You are not able to focus on every attention to detail that is paid by O’Connell’s memorizing performance. Difficult subject matter.

85
Six (Broadway)
Midtown W
Refreshing, Delightful, Entertaining, Quirky, Great singing

See it if SIX was extraordinary! Won’t lie - I hated it at first! But then I was completely enthralled! Immediately bought another ticket! Great cast!

Don't see it if A bright & flashy female empowerment musical isn’t your thing. The crowd goes wild for every second of the show! A history lesson with riffs

98
Relevant, Must see, Masterful, Great writing, Great acting

See it if This play should be required viewing for everyone! It was superb. A play that perfectly encapsulates a voice, a movement. Top notch cast! A+

Don't see it if As an audience member you aren’t ready to listen to someone else’s story through their words, history, pain & joy. An intense & real play.

100
Funny, Must see, Refreshing, Great acting, Clever

See it if You want to see a brilliant & refreshing adaptation of this play! The costume changes alone are reason to attend! So fun! The cast is A+!

Don't see it if You are expecting a very traditional staging of this Shakespeare comedy. It is perfectly set, intelligently voiced and given such vibrancy!

95
Seven Deadly Sins
West Village
Edgy, Thought-provoking, Must see, Great writing, Ambitious

See it if You want to experience a completely unique theater experience! Seven superb plays with equally superb casts! LUST is an absolute must see!

Don't see it if You get turned off by subject matter outside your comfort zone. Each play provokes ideas & emotion, some darker than others.

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
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!

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.

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?

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!

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.

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.

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.

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.

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
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.

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

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.

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

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.

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! This play is an absolute must see! Better than Off Bway

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.

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

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

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.

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.

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!

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!

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.