Jelly's Last Jam
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Jelly's Last Jam
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Jelly's Last Jam NYC Reviews and Tickets

89%
(320 Ratings)
Positive
97%
Mixed
2%
Negative
1%
Members say
Entertaining, Great singing, Delightful, Great dancing, Absorbing

About the Show

Billy Porter and Joaquina Kalukango star in a vibrant musical exploring Jelly Roll Morton's legacy.

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Show-Score Member Reviews (139)

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136 Reviews | 15 Followers
100
Edgy, Entertaining, Great singing, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if You love jazz and the history around music and great acting and staging!!!

Don't see it if I don't know why not!!

62 Reviews | 5 Followers
100
Refreshing, Masterful, Great staging, Great singing, Entertaining

See it if you love jazz and you love good dancing and good music. It’s a spectacular show.

Don't see it if You don’t enjoy jazz blues, or dancing

94 Reviews | 7 Followers
98
Great singing, Masterful, Must see, Enchanting, Absorbing

See it if You want to see singing and dancing like never before. It was beautiful, and fantastic.

Don't see it if It closes tomorrow! So if you don’t already have tickets.

63 Reviews | 5 Followers
96
Thought-provoking, Relevant, Great dancing, Great singing, Great acting

See it if A timely musical with fantastic performances and a whole lot of dancing is your idea if a great show

Don't see it if Shows that have plots around race/ color within a race or a musical with a lot of dancing does not interest you

282 Reviews | 47 Followers
96
Relevant, Great writing, Great staging, Great singing, Great acting

See it if you enjoy Jelly's Last Jam and want to see a masterful revival of the piece with powerhouse performances and excellent direction.

Don't see it if you do not enjoy Jelly's Last Jam.

56 Reviews | 10 Followers
96
Refreshing, Must see, Entertaining, Delightful, Ambitious

See it if you love tap dancing and big dance/song numbers. This musical is so much fun. I'm so glad I saw it! The cast and orchestra were amazing!

Don't see it if In the second act the show falls flat but it's a small price to pay for a brilliant first act.

95 Reviews | 9 Followers
96
Entertaining, Must see, Great choreography, Great singing, Great acting

See it if you enjoy incredible tap dancing and delightful musicals.

Don't see it if you prefer plays.

66 Reviews | 17 Followers
95
Great acting, Great staging, Great singing, Entertaining, Delightful

See it if I didn’t expect to like this as much as I did. Knew pretty much nothing about the show. It was absolutely amazing! Needs to transfer to Bway

Don't see it if Can’t imagine why anyone would not want to see this?

Critic Reviews (9)

The New York Times
February 22nd, 2024

"...it is marvelously and luxuriously cast"
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New York Magazine / Vulture
February 22nd, 2024

"O’Hara and his production carry off the grandeur of a final funeral sequence well"
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Theatermania
February 22nd, 2024

" 'Jelly’s Last Jam' not just blows the roof off the joint, it completely obliterates it."
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Talkin' Broadway
February 22nd, 2024

"an all-out, gloriously performed, lavishly designed, brilliantly directed"
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New York Stage Review
February 22nd, 2024

"...Jelly’s Last Jam is a significant shift from what audiences saw in the 1992-93 run."
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TheaterScene.net
February 26th, 2024

directed with verve and precision by Robert O’Hara, both a fine musical and a fine drama
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Theater Pizzazz
February 22nd, 2024

"...Robert O’Hara’s handsomely mounted, gorgeously cast, and incredibly polished revival."
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New York Theater
February 22nd, 2024

starry showcase of exquisite blues singing, lively jazz playing and energetic tap dancing
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