Black Light
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Black Light

Black Light NYC Reviews and Tickets

(162 Reviews)
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Entertaining, Great singing, Relevant, Thought-provoking, Absorbing

About the Show

After a successful run at Joe’s Pub, Daniel Alexander Jones returns to the stage as Jomama Jones, his critically-acclaimed alter-ego, in this revival for turbulent times.

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Member Reviews (162)

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127 Reviews | 24 Followers
Enchanting, Exquisite, Delightful, Absorbing, Profound

See it if You want to see an uplifting concert with stories and a message. Jomama Jones is a delight and is entrancing. See a show with purpose.

Don't see it if You are expecting a musical or a play. This is more of a spiritual concert. Do not see this if you want cheap entertainment and fluff.

678 Reviews | 160 Followers
Political, Communal, Generous, Funky, Dazzling

See it if you are interested in experiencing a set of terrific, pointed songs, sharply told stories & a little community for 90 minutes.

Don't see it if you want a drama: The drama here is in the songs sung, the tales told & the interplay among performer, collaborators & audience. Read more

150 Reviews | 53 Followers
Great singing, Funny, Enchanting, Entertaining, Clever

See it if Great storytelling and songs by the brilliant solo performer Jomana Jones. Themes of race, LGBTQ and coming of age are explored. Wonderful!

Don't see it if Don't like solo shows or not interested in LGBTQ, race, great music and fabulous costumes.

266 Reviews | 32 Followers
Great singing, Great acting, Absorbing, Clever, Must see

See it if It is a superbly done, arresting musical that is thought provoking and entertaining throughout.

Don't see it if I can't think of a reason See it.

297 Reviews | 78 Followers
Must experience / very entertaining, Great lighting / ok costumes, Perfect venue / intimate up-close cabaret staging, Enchanting story-teller (very resonant) / talented musicians, Different / original / absorbing / thought-provoking

See it if you enjoy cabaret-style shows, great music w/good vocals, excellent story-telling, numerous costume-changes, starring a gender illusionist.

Don't see it if none of the above floats your boat. It's a great night, different from most, makes you think, takes you to church, & maybe the voting booth. Read more

224 Reviews | 20 Followers
Entertaining, Great singing, Thought-provoking, Refreshing, Delightful

See it if You enjoy good singing and original songs. The story telling is very interesting.

Don't see it if If you enjoy music but only with popular works

50 Reviews | 3 Followers
Clever, Enchanting, Entertaining, Edgy, Great singing

See it if You might want to see this very talented singer and storyteller. She is also amazing at changing her clothes really fast. Beautiful outfits

Don't see it if You do not like drag shows.

563 Reviews | 193 Followers
Entertaining, Intense, Quirky, Relevant, Cabaret-style

See it if You're in the mood for a category-defying, musically diverse, memoir, spiritual, cabaret-style performance that's fun w/a message.

Don't see it if You want traditional musical theatre. You don't like cabaret. You want a linear storyline. You don't want a message w/your entertainment.

Critic Reviews (28)

New York Magazine / Vulture
October 10th, 2018

“Under Alagić’s assured direction, Jones and his band perform songs across a range of styles...Jomama’s sense of humor and her sense of beauty, as well as her gift for a good story, are the open hand she extends to us, and when we take it, she’s able to lead us down some hard paths...’Black Light’ asks us to consider how we watch and how we listen, and it positions those simple, personal acts as powerful."
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Front Row Center
October 16th, 2018

"Jomama Jones truly is a high priestess of the Greenwich House Theater. Her piece, 'Black Light' an amazing call-to-action, one with heart, humor, and healing powers...Her comforting presence and brave honesty are truly touching and quickly put the audience at ease, while the subject matter may not always be easy."
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Exeunt Magazine
October 11th, 2018

"The show is a broadly spiritual, intimate, and inviting cabaret that nonetheless holds a core of steely anger forged from a historical legacy of violence. Jomama is immensely charming—a commanding physical presence...with a confiding tone in her silky speaking voice and remarkable control in her singing vocal range...Jomama’s very presence is a tonic for embattled spirits and frayed nerves, and it’s a pleasure to spend an evening with her."
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October 18th, 2018

“Jomama is a soul sonic superstar...Jomama is not a preacher or a politician, but a revelation, clad in fabulous fashion delivering her message with soulful songs that embrace you with a warm understanding of life as it is...Jomama is accompanied by her incredible four-piece ensemble and two extremely wordly vocalists, Trevor Bachman and Vuyo Sotashe...Their mere presence is an uplifting support and their voices fill the air with an eerie hope.”
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October 10th, 2018

"No matter the subject matter, Jomama rarely fails to captivate - whether she is standing right by your side or on the stage where her nightclub act takes place. (The black-box theater has been cleverly refashioned by Gabe Evansohn, with added help from lighting designer Ania Parks.) One suspects many of us could listen to Jomama talk all night and many an audience member might almost be tempted to ask her out for coffee (or something stronger) after the show."
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October 23rd, 2018

“An immersive atmosphere in which Jomama's warm charisma and earth mother wisdom push the audience toward a unifying experience…I didn't appreciate the content of the evening as much as I did its performance…Aside from Jomama's expressive telling of them, these tales are not of great dramatic interest. The expertly played, sung, and staged music…is easy to listen to but never exceeds being a pastiche, while the words…too often have an artsy, poetic vagueness whose ideas get lost in the sounds.”
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October 10th, 2018

“A soul-stirring new solo show...With a deft mix of personal narrative, original song, and deep-rooted charisma, Jones conjures the sort of evening that slips on like a silk robe...Jones is both economic and colorful in her storytelling...With the verve of a more iconic diva and the assurance of a spiritual leader, Jones aims to help us see light in the darkness."
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The New York Times
February 27th, 2018
For a previous production

"Besides ad-libs, she alternates, cabaret-style, between songs and convoluted stories. Her show incorporates biographical elements familiar to longtime fans...Paradoxically for a concert, the energy distinctly falls when Jomama sings. The star has quite the pipes and is backed by an adept band, but the songs tend to be pallid, hook-free lite funk and R&B...The songs lack the humor and wit of Jomama’s banter...By the end, the two narrative arcs meet, sort of, for a piercing conclusion."
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