Jay. Just Jay.

Brooklyn | 35-49 | Male
About:  Former theater actor and producer. Current and forever theatergoer.
Reviews (10)
During previews
Dance Nation
Midtown W
Intelligent, Ambitious, Funny, Quirky

See it if Interesting way to deal with aging and the attainment or loss of life dreams.

Don't see it if you're a child. It has super adult themes. (Several young girls in the audience who maybe thought it was going to be like Dance Moms.)

Fulfillment Center
Midtown W
Unambitious, Great acting, Funny

See it if Some great writing here. Favorite line: "I'm the oldest I've ever been." Cast is superb. Like seeing plays produced about working folks.

Don't see it if The play had to work against the stadium staging and minimalist production. Hated (HATED) the end. Unresolved: sure! Underwritten: never.

Gently Down the Stream
East Village
Ambitious, Entertaining, Interesting

See it if A solid production of a semi-soft play is your thing.

Don't see it if You like a little more meat on the bone.

Absorbing, Dark, Great singing, Resonant, Surprising

See it if you like challenging, engaging theater (at least challenging for the mainstream).

Don't see it if you just want to be entertained by song and dance.

Also Ben Platt is just fantastic. You don't normally see this kind of chara... Read more Read less

Escaped Alone
Intelligent, Masterful, Clever, Great writing, Edgy

See it if you enjoy smart writing that challenges and enlightens.

Don't see it if you need to understand every moment of a play. You won't here.

The Treasurer
Midtown W
Great staging, Thought-provoking, Resonant, Great acting

See it if This one resonated with me. Children becoming parents for parents who aren't prepared. Fantastic acting by the leads. Exceptional direction.

Don't see it if Plays made up of phone calls never work. This is the exception that proves the rule.

During previews
The Whirligig
Midtown W
Ambitious, Meandering, Bland, Beautiful technical elements

See it if I look forward to hearing what others took away from this work.

Don't see it if You need build and sculpture. There was nothing at stake for any of the characters.

Clever, (bit) indulgent, Absorbing, Masterful

See it if fantastic use of low-tech wizardry and solid storytelling intrigues you.

Don't see it if a methodical memory play doesn't appeal to you.

Also Sluggish in moments, mesmerizing in others, overall a captivating even... Read more Read less

During previews
Banal, Cliched, Excruciating, Disappointing, Insipid

See it if You get a giggle from off key harmonies, overwrought and underwritten scene work and forced dramatics.

Don't see it if You believe in the power of musical theater to heighten a well-told story and inform.

Disappointing, Epic, Great staging, Fluffy, Confusing

See it if dated and confusing plays are your thing.

Don't see it if you like linear theater.