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)
65
Then She Fell
Brooklyn
Slow, Overrated, Disappointing, Ambitious, Unfulfilling

See it if You want to play the role of voyeur for 2 hrs being guided through elaborate rooms in an asylum. Lewis Carroll & Alice Liddell's wonderland.

Don't see it if You are easily spooked, claustrophobic, fear of the dark, are a germaphobe, dislike intimacy, or are expecting traditional book characters.

0
Excruciating, Amateur, Uncentered, Aimless, Waste of time

See it if You would like to see Jo Lampert sing, act & give her all to a terrible rock staging of the story of Joan Of Arc & if you didn't pay for it!

Don't see it if You had hope in the Byrne/Timbers/Public collaboration. Zero reason to give applause. Quite possibly the worst show I've seen in NY in ages.

100
Absorbing, Great acting, Great singing, Must see, Relevant

See it if You must see this ensemble of actors & musicians! On stage for 105 mins telling genuine stories & every emotion is laid out bare. Must see!

Don't see it if The intensity of 12 actors in a constant stream of song & storytelling can become overwhelming. This is true stories of the 9/11 experience.

95
For a previous production
Entertaining, Funny, Great staging, Hilarious, Must see

See it if You want to laugh out loud with tears streaming down your face for two hours! Fantastic company of physical comedy actors! Such a fun time!

Don't see it if If silliness bores you, watching actors taking grand physical risks isn't your thing or breaking the 4th wall freaks you out - Skip this!

25
During previews
War Paint
Midtown W
Overrated, Fluffy, Excruciating, Disappointing, Predictable

See it if You want to see beautiful costumes, lots of pink & lyrics that sing about lipstick, facial treatments & rivalry. Douglas Sills is handsome!

Don't see it if You want to enjoy your night @ the Nederlander. The 2 stars couldn't make this musical come alive. I didn't stay for Act 2. Score was awful.

100
During previews
Great singing, Must see, Intense, Epic, Absorbing

See it if Eva Noblezada & Jon Jon Briones in star making roles! Production is stellar! This is how you do a Broadway show - Big, strong & powerful!

Don't see it if You don't want to see Broadway at its best! This show will take you through every emotion & leave you breathless! You don't want to miss it!

10
Overrated, Indulgent, Excruciating, Disappointing, Great singing

See it if I would have given it 0 but Siobhan McCarthy was so fantastic I had to give this production something. I left at intermission. Such a waste!

Don't see it if You enjoy the score to this masterful musical. A piano, clarinet & violin do not do it! Not everything deserves an immersive re-staging.

100
Must see, Masterful, Great singing, Exquisite, Thought-provoking

See it if Jake Gyllenhaal is perfection as George! Hearing him sing Finishing The Hat is reason to see this alone! The cast is top notch! Beautiful!

Don't see it if You aren't willing to invest in the intricate Sondheim lyrics. This musical pays great attention to detail & expects that from the audience.

100
During previews
All The Fine Boys
Midtown W
Great acting, Must see, Riveting, Intense, Great writing

See it if Pringles, secrets, Twizzlers & manipulation = Excellent! This cast is 1st rate! (I'd hate to be the one to clean this set each night!)

Don't see it if Seriously. See this play now before you can't get a seat! Once it is made into a film with this fantastic cast you can say you saw it when!

75
MOPE
Midtown W
Thought-provoking, Raunchy, Quirky, Intense, Edgy

See it if This play was good. I particularly enjoyed the female performances - Especially Jennifer Tsay (fantastic job!). The set & sound great, too.

Don't see it if You aren't ready for a play about male porn stars in L.A.. Some male nudity, lots of language & adult subject matter. Gets dark & intense.

65
Great acting, Great writing, Masterful, Intense, Slow

See it if You want to witness a fantastic staging of this dark play. Performances are perfect. Takes you on an intense journey and leaves you stirred.

Don't see it if This play was done in too big of a space. Was hard to connect to story because of difficulty to hear. Be prepared for a wild ride.

60
The Present
Midtown W
Great acting, Great staging, Overrated, Indulgent, Confusing

See it if You want to see Cate Blanchett act - Especially when she lets loose in Act 1. The setting is incredible. The entire cast is quite superb.

Don't see it if You are shy of gun shots! A lengthy, confusing piece of theatre. It has slow, sleep-inducing moments & crazy, hyper highs. Pay attention!

65
Thought-provoking, Intense, Great acting, Great staging, Intelligent

See it if You want to be entranced by a strong ensemble of actors creating an unending syncopation through word & movement. Beautiful poetry.

Don't see it if You are not listening to each word, being drawn into each step / each gesture. The beauty is in the language of the play. Intense & solid.

95
Absorbing, Exquisite, Great singing, Resonant, Riveting

See it if Ben Platt gives an awe-inspiring performance! Knocks-it-outta-the-park-good! This production was raw & incredibly moving! Get a ticket now!

Don't see it if You'd be a fool not to catch this musical. You must see Ben Platt in this role. Be ready to cry and have your emotions stirred. Perfection.

75
Heisenberg
Midtown W
Great acting, Great writing, Masterful, Refreshing, Thought-provoking

See it if You are a fan of human connection & the intricacies of emotion. This play is a glimpse into a chance meeting & the journey shared together.

Don't see it if You are not ready for an intimate, two person play. MLP was hard to understand at times. Be prepared to listen closely.

50
The Front Page
Midtown W
Disappointing, Excruciating, Indulgent, Insipid, Overrated

See it if You want to see some acting powerhouses on stage in this play. John Slattery is about the only good thing in this production.

Don't see it if Not willing to invest in a slow, stagnant play that is 2 hrs, 45 mins long. An audience full of people only there to clap for the stars .

75
Great staging, Entertaining, Indulgent, Fluffy, Delightful

See it if You enjoy your holiday celebration with sparkles, high kicks & lots of extravagance! The 2017 staging is the best version yet! Must see!!

Don't see it if You are not up for the tourist crowd. Go with patience in mind. The show can get a little silly when it's not all about the Rockettes.

100
Great staging, Masterful, Must see, Intense, Indulgent

See it if Finest musical I have ever seen on Broadway! Exquisite, extravagant perfection from beginning to end! A unique display of beautiful talent!

Don't see it if Can be chaotic. Josh Groban is fantastic. Brittain Ashford's 2nd Act solo is worth admission alone! Show is magnificent! Sit front mezz!

100
Sell/Buy/Date
Midtown W
Great writing, Masterful, Must see, Resonant, Relevant

See it if You care about women's issues, humanity & our rights as citizens of this world. A socially & politically current play that resonates deep.

Don't see it if You are a red state lunatic that has fear in your heart. This play is raw, real and too complex emotionally for your intellect level.

Also I just saw the matinee of this play 11/9. I could not have seen it at ... Read more Read less

10
Slumber
Brooklyn
Disappointing, Excruciating, Indulgent, Overrated, Slow

See it if You want to be bored to tears by annoying music and obnoxious girls imitating obnoxious girls. The one high point is the male of the cast.

Don't see it if You would like to save your money on something that is actually a worth while evening at the theater. This show had such promise. Failure.

95
During previews
Falsettos
Midtown W
Great singing, Great acting, Masterful, Absorbing, Great writing

See it if You need to see Andrew Rannells stunning Whizzer. Anthony Rosenthal as Jason is a scene stealer! A gem of a show. Will stir your heart! Go!

Don't see it if The moveable block set was distracting. The droopy white curtain was not a favorite either. Other than the scenic flaws it was grand show!

100
During previews
Paris!
Brooklyn
Enchanting, Great staging, Intelligent, Must see, Indulgent

See it if ABSOLUTELY MUST see Company XIV's Paris! Not kidding! Buy a ticket ASAP! Sexy as hell! Their absolute best show yet!!! SEE THIS PRODUCTION!

Don't see it if You don't enjoy opulent settings, exquisite dancing, ravishing women & alluring men, pasties, codpieces, nudity, rhinestones & opera! HA!

70
During previews
Great singing, Great writing, Refreshing, Quirky, Ambitious

See it if Need to hear an impressive Ciara Renée sing Come To Your Senses. To be reminded of why you have a passion. To experience a snap shot of NYC!

Don't see it if You don't have a center section seat. Sound is wonky. 1st row should be warned the Nick Blaemire spit "splash" zone - Sit there w/ caution!

75
During previews
The Encounter
Midtown W
Great acting, Intelligent, Masterful, Relevant, Thought-provoking

See it if You want to see a solo performance that takes commands of a stage & the audience. Storytelling done in a masterful form. Awe inspiring!

Don't see it if You are not willing to completely give yourself over to the aural experience of it all. Committed concentration is a must.

85
During previews
Must see, Great singing, Funny, Romantic, Entertaining

See it if This is glorious! To watch an exuberant cast tap & sing to the incredible tunes of Irving Berlin - My face hurts from smiling so big!

Don't see it if You are having a bad day & don't want to be overcome with joy by this talented, cheery cast! You can't help but want to dance & sing along!

90
Absorbing, Delightful, Enchanting, Great acting, Great staging

See it if You want to experience a fantastic story told through music, dance, puppetry, vivid color, larger-than-life acting & grand storytelling!

Don't see it if You aren't up for a bit of World War II and the characters & events that period of history invokes. Be willing to see through child's eyes!

5
Aladdin (Broadway)
Midtown W
Disappointing, Excruciating, Indulgent, Overrated, Slow

See it if You're a fan of sparkles! Costumes are really the only great thing about the show. The opening of Act 2 & A Whole New World are redeeming.

Don't see it if You were a fan of the film. This musical is very disappointing. When I wasn't asleep I was bored! I left right after A Whole New World.

95
During previews
Exquisite, Great acting, Intelligent, Must see, Intense

See it if You want to see a superb cast! Linney as Regina & Nixon as Birdie! Fabulous! Richard Thomas = WOW! And I do love a classy Broadway bow.!

Don't see it if You aren't a fan of an intricate family drama full of lies, deception & betrayal. Be prepared to see it twice (as I will!). Intensity grows!

75
During previews
Present Laughter
Midtown W
Funny, Great acting, Intelligent, Fluffy, Clever

See it if Mr. Kline was magnetic & entrancing! Kate Burton was fantastic! Top notch cast delivering Coward's witty play. Fantastic energy in Act 2!

Don't see it if You aren't up for a slow set up to a play with really no ending! Act 2 has some excitement but most of the play is snarky, silly & pompous.

100
The View UpStairs
East Village
Ambitious, Great singing, Great staging, Must see, Relevant

See it if You need to be in the space of this play, need to feel the emotion. A poignant reflection of tragedy but also a stunning hope of our future.

Don't see it if You aren't willing to shed a few tears and are not willing to invest in the never ending fight for community, love, acceptance & dignity.

100
Ambitious, Intense, Thought-provoking, Refreshing, Must see

See it if You want to see an incredible company perform an incredibly raw, sophisticated, sexy, intelligent play! Lena Hall, Marissa Tomei - Stellar!

Don't see it if You cringe at anything outside the box of your own comfortable existence. This play makes your heart beat race. The intensity is fantastic!

65
Everybody
Midtown W
Great acting, Intelligent, Refreshing, Thought-provoking, Ambitious

See it if You enjoy your play like a choose-your-own-adventure book! How incredible for the cast & audience to have a different experience each show!

Don't see it if You aren't willing to listen, pay close attention to detail and allow your self to be a part of the experience of Everybody.

100
Beardo
Brooklyn
Ambitious, Intense, Must see, Masterful, Great staging

See it if SEE THIS SHOW! Absolutely fantastic! The music (of course!) is incredible! The cast is completely amazing! The setting & staging perfection!

Don't see it if You may not enjoy the show because of subject matter: language, sex, violence. It is full of bold choices & lots of risk taking by the cast.

25
During previews
Slow, Indulgent, Excruciating, Disappointing, Overrated

See it if You are willing to invest in a lot of nothing on stage. I went with the bar high for the ensemble of actors and was painfully disappointed.

Don't see it if You want to enjoy your evening at the theater. Such a bummer as a subscriber of The New Group. This play was excruciating to sit through.

80
During previews
Sunset Boulevard
Midtown W
Great staging, Fluffy, Great singing, Must see, Indulgent

See it if Saw this staging in London & I think this NY production is better! Ms. Close is perfection. As If We Never Said Goodbye is not to be missed!

Don't see it if You don't enjoy hearing the same musical phrases over & over! The lush, lavish setting is missing. This is focused on the score & actors.

70
The Liar
East Village
Delightful, Entertaining, Funny, Quirky, Fluffy

See it if You enjoy great theater in CSC's intimate space. This play is full of large performances, great costumes & clever writing. Laugh out loud.

Don't see it if You aren't in the mood for some silly comedy. Can get a bit much in the language but overall a fantastic play full of fun.

65
Tiny Beautiful Things
East Village
Great acting, Resonant, Slow, Overrated, Fluffy

See it if You are a fan of Nia Vardalos or the writing of Cheryl Strayed. The show is engaging on an emotional level but not much else. Set was nice.

Don't see it if You don't like mushy storytelling. This was an indulgent piece by the Public. Tough ticket to grab for not much substance.

100
For a previous production
The Dead, 1904
Upper E Side
Enchanting, Great acting, Great staging, Masterful, Must see

See it if This was absolutely stunning! From the moment you walk up the staircase to the party you are transported with drink, great food and talent!

Don't see it if Play is very intimate which can be a bit much if not ready to give yourself to the moment. Everything about this adaptation was perfect!

100
For a previous production
Nutcracker Rouge
Brooklyn
Enchanting, Exquisite, Masterful, Must see, Romantic

See it if Boys & Girls ... I see a lot of theater. A lot. Nutcracker Rouge by Company XIV may be the finest show I have ever seen in NY! Perfection!

Don't see it if You'd be an absolute fool not to see this out of this world staging! Their finest production to date! I cried 5 times due to beauty alone!

45
During previews
Rancho Viejo
Midtown W
Slow, Quirky, Insipid, Disappointing, Excruciating

See it if You are full of energy and ready for 3 hours & 5 minutes of a quirky play. Great cast lead by Mark Blum, Mare Winningham & Julia Duffy.

Don't see it if Me ... Act 1 = Funny, engaging. Act 2 = (Nodding off) Act 3 = I left. (I'll never know what happened to the residents of Rancho Viejo)

80
Dead Poets Society
East Village
Great acting, Intelligent, Thought-provoking, Funny, Resonant

See it if Jason Sudeikis does a fine job as John Keating. It is a great transfer of the film to the stage. The cast of young men are superb. Poignant.

Don't see it if Excessive amounts of books, repetitive humming of the same tune and breaking of the wall between actor & audience makes you nervous.

35
Disappointing, Excruciating, Slow, Cliched, Banal

See it if To see Molly Ringwald do her best at recreating a role made famous by Shirley MacLaine. You go with the expectation of setting the bar low.

Don't see it if You are better off saving the money and renting the film. I only lasted till intermission and decided that I'd had enough. It was so stale.

85
During previews
Sweet Charity
Midtown W
Enchanting, Great acting, Great singing, Great staging, Masterful

See it if Ms. Foster is invoking the comedy geniuses of musical theater w/her own unique, raw twist! Verdon, Coca, Channing, Kahn. She is stunning!

Don't see it if You aren't up for a sparse, intimate staging. This revival focuses on the music, dancing & characters. The story is very raw in small space.

25
Sense & Sensibility
West Village
Disappointing, Excruciating, Overrated, Slow, Fluffy

See it if I may be the only one in NY but I disliked this show. Lacked energy. Nothing clever, exciting or unique about it. Left at intermission.

Don't see it if You have more excited plans than wasting an evening at this play. Don't understand the hype of this production at all. Pass on this one.

80
During previews
Exquisite, Great acting, Intelligent, Ambitious, Must see

See it if Janet McTeer is stunning. Liev Schreiber is incredibly handsome & captivating. This sexy production is top notch - Cast, set, costumes. A+

Don't see it if You aren't in the mood for a lengthy, naughty play. The setting calls for a very quiet, mischievous air so you have to listen very intently.

75
Hamilton (NYC)
Midtown W
Great singing, Refreshing, Overrated, Intense, Ambitious

See it if You want to see a production impeccably staged. The choreography is stellar. Strong voices, standout performances from every cast member.

Don't see it if Not a fan of an extensive history lesson. Score will either win you over or turn you off. Was turned off by disrespectful audience members.

65
Great acting, Great writing, Masterful, Thought-provoking, Overrated

See it if You want to see a master at her craft. Judith Light is incredible. She presents herself raw onstage to portray every depth of emotion.

Don't see it if You aren't willing to invest personally in concentration & emotion for 60 minutes. The play was very spendy $$ for the length.

70
Delightful, Funny, Hilarious, Quirky, Refreshing

See it if You enjoy the Golden Girls with a risqué, dragged up twist! Super fun.

Don't see it if You are offended by naughty humor and men in drag.

70
Fiorello!
East Village
Great acting, Great singing, Refreshing, Indulgent, Romantic

See it if Want to see young Broadway talent in the making! Some superb talent in the cast! Certain to see a few of this cast on their way to stardom!

Don't see it if You are in a seat on the side of the stage. Sit center section. Show is not played to side audience. Too much high school background acting.

75
Cats
Midtown W
Enchanting, Fluffy, Dated, Overrated, Great singing

See it if You're up for a bit of nostalgia. Leona Lewis took my breath away with her stunning rendition of Memory. Nothing reinvented, fun to relive.

Don't see it if You want to be surrounded by tourists clapping at every little thing during the show!