JasonBKLYN

Brooklyn | 35-49 | Male
About:  A huge fan of NY theatre! See as much theatre as possible whenever I am able!
Reviews (167)
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.

65
The Blue Room
West Village
Intelligent, Great writing, Great staging, Edgy, Ambitious

See it if You want to see a great play performed in an intimate space. Christina Toth is fantastic. Her performance is one not to be missed!

Don't see it if You are easily distracted. Performed so close in relation to the audience the pair definitely lost energy & chemistry as the play went on.

50
Slow, Overrated, Indulgent, Disappointing, Cliched

See it if You’d like to see another beautiful set design at LCT. The Higgins home is quite stunning. The costumes as well are lavish & appealing.

Don't see it if You want to be blown away by yet another MFL. There is nothing about this revival that is riveting in performance. The energy is dull.

100
For a previous production
Ambitious, Enchanting, Exquisite, Great staging, Must see

See it if You want to see the story of Ferdinand performed through exquisite choreography, lavish costumes & beautiful men! Company XIV is stunning!

Don't see it if You don’t want to see almost naked men in sparkly g-strings! This show has lots of skin, lots of sexy, agressive dancing & plenty of heat!

100
Absorbing, Great acting, Masterful, Intense, Great staging

See it if You want to see this incredible play performed by a top notch, absolutely stellar cast! The set is gorgeous! Parsons & Quinto are perfect!

Don't see it if You aren’t up for a ringside seat to a gay birthday party that quickly escalates into lots of emotion. This play is raw, witty & intense.

90
Yerma
Upper E Side
Riveting, Must see, Masterful, Great staging, Great acting

See it if You want to see a raw, brutal, intense play that takes hold of you from start to finish. The performance by Billie Piper is one of a kind.

Don't see it if You may be triggered by experiences with abortion, infertility, mental health or suicide. This play is unflinchingly honest.

100
During previews
Enchanting, Exquisite, Great staging, Masterful, Quirky

See it if You want to see the sexiest Cinderella you have ever seen!!! This production was stunning!!! This is a show not to missed!!! Superb!!!!

Don't see it if You expect the usual XIV company. The mainstays are gone but new company members are outstanding! See this show! See this show! See it!

80
During previews
Absorbing, Great singing, Entrancing, Glorious, Rich

See it if You want to open a beautiful music box into an era of Broadway long forgotten. The voices of the cast are incredible! The dancing is strong!

Don't see it if You prefer your Broadway contemporary. This is old school and has a formula that audiences of today may not embrace. If 3/4 time bugs you!

75
Afterglow
Midtown W
Thought-provoking, Relevant, Resonant, Intense, Great staging

See it if You want to be a voyeur into the physical & emotional dynamics of a gay married couple’s relationship with a 3rd partner.

Don't see it if You may have had an previous experience in a threesome or open relationship. May be a trigger.

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.

75
The Damned
Upper E Side
Ambitious, Thought-provoking, Intense, Epic, Great acting

See it if You want to see something incredible performed in the amazing space of the Armory! This play is a knockout! Superb acting & direction!

Don't see it if You aren’t up for a challenge. This play is performed on a grand scale. W/subtitles, cameras live screening & massive staging it is a lot!

50
During previews
Trainspotting Live
Midtown W
Ambitious, Intense, Great acting, Great staging, Thought-provoking

See it if You are a fan of book or film. I gave it 50 because half will love it & half will not. It is intense. If you want to be part of it sit mid.

Don't see it if You do not want to feel unsafe, uncomfortable or uneasy at any point during the 75 mins. The list of pre show warnings is a lot. Shocking.

Also I thoroughly enjoyed the performance. I was captivated by the actors. ... Read more Read less

70
During previews
Ambitious, Entertaining, Relevant, Refreshing, Fluffy

See it if You want a very unexpected story performed by a fantastic cast! The 1st preview was full of so much wonderful energy! The book is hilarious!

Don't see it if You don’t want to be entertained by a story filled to the brim with trans awareness, same sex relationships & family loyalty / acceptance.

50
Slow, Disappointing, Cliched, Overrated, Banal

See it if You have an interest in hospice or end of life care. This play is a view into the family drama of an ailing mother’s last days.

Don't see it if You are expecting something brilliant. I was suckered in by reviews & was let down. Lois Smith is a gem but the cast seemed to phone it in.

90
During previews
Great singing, Refreshing, Thought-provoking, Quirky, Fluffy

See it if You want to enjoy Donna Summer’s hits & some fabulous costumes! Ariana DeBose was the standout star! LaChanze was stunning as Donna! So gay!

Don't see it if You aren’t up for some disco beat, some sparkle, lots of women playing men and a very quick span of Donna Summer’s life story.

80
Must see, Masterful, Great staging, Great singing, Great writing

See it if You want to hear an absolutely fabulous Broadway score. I’ll bet money this Encores production is better than the original! Glorious tango!

Don't see it if You don’t want to hear incredible music, see beautiful costumes & stunning choreography and hear top notch actors sing to the last row! :)

75
During previews
Great acting, Great writing, Intelligent, Masterful, Slow

See it if You want to see Glenda Jackson command an audience with her powerful performance! At 81 years old she proves why she is queen of her craft!

Don't see it if You want an easy outing to the theater. This play is quick witted & emotionally intense. A slow beginning quickly adds up to a stunning end.

Also The set & staging is absolutely gorgeous!

100
During previews
Great acting, Great staging, Great writing, Masterful, Thought-provoking

See it if You want to see this absolutely exquisite production! Tony Kushner’s play is just as alive today. Every cast member deserves a Tony!

Don't see it if You are not up for an 8 hour marathon of politics, sexuality, mental struggle & love in many forms. This play is intense in length & ideas.

95
During previews
Clever, Great singing, Great staging, Must see, Ambitious

See it if You want to see a cast of amazingly talented performers! This cast is impressive! The show is quite unique! You’ll be crying with laughter!

Don't see it if You aren’t a fan of foul language & adult content! Subject matter of some of the guests can be a bit risqué. Large cast in a small space.