StephenJay27

Pearl River | 65+ | Male
About:  Author and investment banker.
Reviews (17)
79
During previews
Absorbing, Intelligent, Great acting

See it if You want top rate acting. Plot structure fine; excellent lighting on sets and actors.

Don't see it if You want conflict, big sets, gorgeous costumes or a wide range of emotions.

79
jazz singer
Lower E Side
Absorbing, Edgy, Relevant, Thought-provoking

See it if You’re interested in The Jazz Singer and the role of blackface in the making of the film.

Don't see it if You want a straightforward musical.

79
During previews
Thought-provoking, Intelligent, Great acting

See it if If you like politics and care about people, this is a fascinating look into the underlying thoughts of Hillary Clinton and her husband.

Don't see it if You don’t like the Clintons.

75
During previews
Conflict
Midtown W
Clever, Great acting, Intelligent, Dated, Slow

See it if You like talky British drama with politics and class issues.

Don't see it if You want emotional angst or high conflict.

92
Power Over POTUS
Midtown W
Delightful, Funny, Clever

See it if You like politics and sex and song

Don't see it if You want anything more than a one woman show.

74
Cats
Midtown W
Clever, Funny, Overrated

See it if You have young kids.

Don't see it if You want sophisticated theater.

79
During previews
Stet
Midtown W
Clever, Absorbing, Intelligent, Thought-provoking, Riveting

See it if You're interested in journalism and the issue of sexual assault.

Don't see it if You're squeamish about sexual attacks.

100
Hamilton (NYC)
Midtown W
Delightful, Clever, Ambitious, Innovative, Absorbing

See it if You want to see a superb musical about the amazing life's and lives of the man who helped create America

Don't see it if You hate great theater.

79
Acceptable but not innovative revival, Dated, Entertaining, Intelligent, Slow

See it if Okay revival but nothing​ special

Don't see it if You're looking for a radical​ revision of the show

78
Network (NYC)
Midtown W
Thought-provoking, Intense, Ambitious

See it if You like shows about the tv business or journalism.

Don't see it if Solid acting but it just doesn’t work. The tight sets force the characters into a limited range.

69
Sincerely, Oscar
Midtown W
Slow, Disappointing, Entertaining

See it if You love Oscar Hammerstein’s great lyrics.

Don't see it if You are hoping for insight into Hammerstein. The brief comments by the Oscar character between the songs are just snippets.

70
During previews
Confusing, Thought-provoking, Great staging, Great acting, Ambitious

See it if You like Sondheim scores and good acting. But be aware that the show literally runs backward over three decades of the characters’ lives.

Don't see it if You don’t like unusual play structures.

69
During previews
Ambitious, Disappointing, Relevant, Fluffy, Clever

See it if You hate Trump.

Don't see it if You like Trump.

80
War Paint
Midtown W
Clever, Great singing, Refreshing

See it if You love two great Broadway chanteuses.

Don't see it if You want romance or deep character studies.

100
Thought-provoking, Entertaining, Clever, Refreshing, Delightful

See it if fans of show score and library

Don't see it if you missed it!

95
Ambitious, Entertaining, Masterful, Epic, Powerful

See it if You're a history buff or one who likes big stories told via personal lives.

Don't see it if You want relationship drama

80
King Charles III
Midtown W
Absorbing, Great writing, Intelligent, Original, Relevant

See it if Very good concept that was well acted

Don't see it if You're don't​ like iambic pentameter