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 (239)
34
During previews
Disappointing, Excruciating, Indulgent, Overrated, Slow
August 25th, 2022

See it if You want to see some lovely local NYC neighbors take the Delacorte stage in this collaboration with Public Works. A beautiful stage setting.

Don't see it if You have any respect for the original play. This was As You Like It for dummies. Music was repetitive & lackluster. Subject matter forced.

84
Seven Sins
Brooklyn
Must see, Masterful, Great staging, Exquisite, Enchanting
August 4th, 2022

See it if I think this show might highlight some of their finest performances. Especially in Act 2. I have been a fan of Company XIV for many years.

Don't see it if I am not a fan of how their show has become an endless intermission. I get the need to sell cocktails but this may be too much.

Also That might have been their best show to date!

84
POTUS
Midtown W
Quirky, Raunchy, Refreshing, Great acting, Funny
August 3rd, 2022

See it if You want to see a talented cast of female powerhouses make an audience laugh! A fun farce that had plenty of excitement on stage. Fun set.

Don't see it if The script may be a bit low brow & amateur. The ladies do what they can with the cards they are dealt. Act 1 was far stronger than Act 2.

Also Julianne Hough gave me Ann-Margret. Rachel Dratch was a young Imogene ... Read more Read less

98
Fat Ham
East Village
Great writing, Great acting, Delightful, Clever, Absorbing
July 30th, 2022

See it if You want to see an absolutely fabulous play by James Ijames! I haven’t been to a show where I felt more in engaged in a long time! Cast A++!

Don't see it if You aren’t ready for a play that breaks the 4th wall and the energy that creates between the cast & the audience. This play is outstanding!

100
During previews
Perfect, Must see, Masterful, Great staging, Enchanting
June 28th, 2022

See it if I thought the Encores production was stunning but this was even better! It was clear this gorgeous production was meant for a Bway revival!

Don't see it if You want to miss an absolutely gorgeous staging w/ incredible direction & a remarkable cast! It really is practically perfect in every way!

100
Titanique
Financial
Must see, Hilarious, Great staging, Great singing, Funny
June 24th, 2022

See it if You want to see a brilliant parody of the film Titanic! The added Celine Dion storyline makes it even grander!!! Marla Mindelle was stellar!

Don't see it if You aren’t up for over the top camp! This musical was so fun to watch! The cast wasn’t afraid to take huge risks that pay off in gold!!!

Also I have now seen this show 3 times! Each time gets better & better. Ser... Read more Read less

90
Hangmen (Broadway)
Midtown W
Masterful, Great writing, Great acting, Entertaining, Clever
June 18th, 2022

See it if You want to see an excellent play with an ensemble full of brilliant performances! I was so impressed with the skill each actor had. Funny!

Don't see it if You don’t like dark humor. It takes a moment to engage in the dialect & the setting. Once you do it is a thrill! The set was magnificent!

80
Thought-provoking, Intelligent, Great acting, Great writing, Absorbing
May 24th, 2022

See it if You want to see an ensemble of great actors enact a glimpse of an evening in a small town. I was caught off guard by the humor, intensity.

Don't see it if I saw the show on 5/24, the day of the mass shooting in TX. It really hit home on the themes of children, our past history & the future.

Also The play had my full attention until the final moments. It had such mo... Read more Read less

95
During previews
Great staging, Hilarious, Great acting, Entertaining, Clever
May 19th, 2022

See it if You want to see a very fun, laugh out loud coming of age story. There were some outstanding performances from cast. It was so fun to watch!

Don't see it if You don’t have to be a Sarah Silverman fan to find the humor in this piece. It finds funny in very dark subjects. I was incredibly touched.

91
Spiritual, Masterful, Great staging, Great acting, Absorbing
May 18th, 2022

See it if You want to see a beautifully staged & bravely acted revival of this moving play. Kenita R. Miller’s performance is Tony worthy!I GO SEE IT!

Don't see it if You want to leave seats empty at the Booth. This show deserves full houses! This revival was outstanding, elevated from the Public Theater.

100
Great singing, Great acting, Great staging, Perfect, Enchanting
May 11th, 2022

See it if You want to see a perfect staging of this Sondheim masterpiece. It is worthy of a transfer to a Bway house with this incredible cast!

Don't see it if You want to miss out on this beautiful concert staging. Encores out did themselves with this one! Not to be missed! Get a ticket if you can!

90
Great writing, Great staging, Great singing, Great acting, Absorbing
May 11th, 2022

See it if You want to see an incredibly unique show that makes you feel all the feels. Story of a black, queer musical theater writer & his journey.

Don't see it if You don’t want to experience a very raw & affecting piece of theater. Nothing is held back. A punch to the gut. Stunning performances.

100
During previews
Wedding Band
Brooklyn
Must see, Masterful, Great writing, Great staging, Great acting
May 7th, 2022

See it if This revival of Alice Childress’ beautiful play is exquisite! The cast is phenomenal. The performances at TFANA are not to be missed. 100!!

Don't see it if You want to miss out on this gorgeous piece of theater. A play about an interracial couple’s love in the time of war, sickness & prejudice.

91
Relevant, Must see, Great writing, Great acting, Absorbing
May 6th, 2022

See it if You want to be blown away by an extremely well written script and a very skilled cast. I was so impressed with every detail of this play.

Don't see it if Don’t let the title stop you. The play is so important. The consequences of not knowing & understanding the world around you. Very powerful.

50
Confusing, Indulgent, Overrated, Dizzying, Disappointing
May 3rd, 2022

See it if You want to see the play adapted with a new vision. It is full of over the top performances & plenty of stage excitement. Not my cup of tea.

Don't see it if You are expecting the high level of expectation from LCT. It was mediocre. It was so far reaching it distracted from the text of the play.

85
Thought-provoking, Masterful, Great writing, Great acting, Absorbing
April 30th, 2022

See it if You want to see a Pulitzer winning play with much of the original cast & director intact. It really is a brilliantly written memory play.

Don't see it if You may be triggered by issues of control & manipulation, pedophilia. The play is masterful in the handling of these subjects. Entrancing.

75
Little Girl Blue
Midtown W
Ambitious, Thought-provoking, Relevant, Great singing, Absorbing
April 22nd, 2022

See it if You want to see a marathon of a solo performance that fully embodies the life & music of Nina Simone. Full of stories & songs, empowers you.

Don't see it if There was a weird, forced interaction between the performer & audience. The audience didn’t know quite how to respond. May be too intimate?

95
Enchanting, Masterful, Great staging, Splendid, Delightful
April 21st, 2022

See it if You want to see an extremely talented cast perform a perfect revival! You can tell just how much they all adore & care for one another.

Don't see it if You choose to miss this super sweet production. The cast especially the kids are so skilled. The set is adorable. The leads are A++! See it!

Also The Music Man has never been one of my favorite shows but this revival... Read more Read less

85
Thought-provoking, Must see, Great staging, Great singing, Absorbing
April 20th, 2022

See it if You want to see a large ensemble cast provide a moving history lesson of a snapshot of NYC. Joaquina Kalukango will win the Tony for sure!

Don't see it if You don’t want to see a show with incredible dancing, an impressive set and wonderful performances. The show deserves a packed theater!

34
Suffs
East Village
Thought-provoking, Indulgent, Excruciating, Disappointing, Ambitious
April 19th, 2022

See it if You want to see a strong ensemble of female actresses powerfully make their voices heard in a musical about suffragettes and their stories.

Don't see it if You have a short attention span. This one is lengthy. I found the score so uninteresting, the same tune over & over. Had such high hopes.

50
During previews
Indulgent, Thought-provoking, Overrated, Great acting, Ambitious
April 13th, 2022

See it if You want to see a very talented cast perform an extreme adaptation of Cyrano. James McAvoy commands the stage. His voice entrances.

Don't see it if You aren’t up for this modern interpretation. I certainly was not. The pompous staging was very off putting to me. I wanted to feel engaged.

34
During previews
Great acting, Disappointing, Fluffy, Overrated, Quirky
April 6th, 2022

See it if You don’t set the bar very high. Beanie Feldstein is funny, at times. She also can sing the role, at times. Jane Lynch is fun to watch.

Don't see it if You are expecting a grand revival of the show 58 years in the making. A glorified high school production at best. The set was so lackluster.

85
Must see, Thought-provoking, Great writing, Great staging, Great acting
March 23rd, 2022

See it if You want to see an incredible male ensemble command the stage at the Helen Hayes! Jesse Williams was phenomenal. JTF elevates Mason.

Don't see it if Religion, politics, racially charged language, homophobia, male nudity or baseball offend. Each one of these things is needed for this play.

95
The Life
Midtown W
Masterful, Thought-provoking, Entertaining, Must see, Great singing
March 16th, 2022

See it if You want to see an impressive restaging of this 1997 Bway musical. The entire show has been successfully helmed by Billy Porter. LEDISI! A++

Don't see it if You want to miss out on fantastic performances. My Body is reason to see this revival alone! It would be great to see this back on Bway!

80
On Sugarland
East Village
Masterful, Great staging, Great writing, Great acting, Absorbing
March 9th, 2022

See it if You want to see absolutely stunning performances! This cast was incredible to watch. They were thrilling. I was in tears in awe of them.

Don't see it if You are expecting a happy ending. This play is raw, profound and very emotional. It will settle differently with each viewer. A must see!

85
Great staging, Fluffy, Funny, Great acting, Delightful
March 8th, 2022

See it if For SJP’s charming performance! She is absolute sunshine onstage! She is such a brilliant comedic actress and she out does herself! Superb!

Don't see it if It does get a bit long. They should really do Act 1 & 2 together, then have Act 3 after intermission. Very fun to laugh again on Broadway!

69
Indulgent, Dull, Dark, Slow, Disappointing
February 6th, 2022

See it if I really enjoyed Samantha Mathis & James Yaegashi in their roles. They did a superb job in their scenes. They saved the lighthouse musical.

Don't see it if Not my favorite Duncan Sheik musical. The ghosts were too much. It really became annoying to see them appear on stage between scenes.

99
During previews
Black No More
Midtown W
Must see, Masterful, Intelligent, Great staging, Great singing
February 5th, 2022

See it if You want to see a stunning new musical w/incredible performances! I loved it so much I left and bought another ticket! Tamika Lawrence A+++!

Don't see it if Black No More is a very important piece of theater that won’t be easy for everyone to watch. It stirs up all sorts of emotions. A must see!

85
During previews
Shhhhh
Chelsea
Thought-provoking, Must see, Great acting, Great writing, Great staging
January 30th, 2022

See it if You want to see an incredibly unique play with a very daring cast! Clare Barron’s play is of the moment and requires a level of maturity.

Don't see it if You aren’t up for any of the many warnings before walking into the theater. I didn’t find a moment of this play squeamish but some would.

84
During previews
Masterful, Great writing, Great acting, Funny, Entertaining
January 4th, 2022

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
December 19th, 2021

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
December 19th, 2021

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
December 19th, 2021

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
December 15th, 2021

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
December 15th, 2021

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
December 12th, 2021

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
December 11th, 2021

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
December 11th, 2021

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
November 28th, 2021

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
November 28th, 2021

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
November 22nd, 2021

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
November 17th, 2021

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
November 17th, 2021

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
November 16th, 2021

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
November 10th, 2021

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
November 9th, 2021

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
October 19th, 2021

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
October 15th, 2021

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
October 9th, 2021

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
October 8th, 2021

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.