jazz singer
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jazz singer
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jazz singer NYC Reviews and Tickets

79%
(20 Reviews)
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80%
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Members say
Ambitious, Confusing, Relevant, Absorbing, Thought-provoking

About the Show

Abrons Arts Center presents this theatrical exhumation of the first feature-length "sound film,” "The Jazz Singer."

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Member Reviews (20)

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Surprising, Great singing, Advanced discussion, Grappling, Intelligent

See it if you find meaning in classics even if they’re grossly inappropriate now. Smart, investigative show that weighs homage w/ critical thinking.

Don't see it if you want permission to excuse or celebrate blackface. You dislike actors playing themselves & competing perspectives in multiple timeframes. Read more

72
Intense, Relevant, Intelligent, Great staging

See it if you will be absorbed by a complex and intricate theatrical piece about challenging multi-layered historical subject matter

Don't see it if you want a straight forward narrative, or don't want to be challenged to think outside the box Read more

Critic Reviews (1)

The New York Times
September 29th, 2019

"‘jazz singer’ Looks to Complicate a Film’s Fraught History: A director and a composer play versions of themselves in a fascinating but frustrating reconsideration of a movie infamous for its use of blackface."
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