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“A 100 Year Old Relic Playhouse Showing a 70 Year Old Play The Iceman Cometh”

Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre
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Small-Group Broadway Theater District and Times...
Ranked #251 of 1,137 things to do in New York City
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Reviewed May 5, 2018

Old theater in the heart of the district. It's part of the Shubert organization and named after its past president. A century ago, when originated, it was known as the Royale. It's now showing a re-working of The Iceman - this production with Denzel Washington as the lead but, also, a strong ensemble cast. If you don't know this show, it has 3 major themes: pipe dreams, alcoholism, and death. Most of the play proceeds with point-counterpoint dialogue. And it's long. The staging and scenery are somewhat bland. But the lighting is bright. Much better than at the Met Opera. This version is just short of 4 hours with 3 fairly brief interludes. Maybe not enough time to finish up with your restroom retreat. Not very handicap accessible except in the orchestra. There's no elevator, but the climb to the upper seats is not too bad here. If you're coming to watch Washington, who was originally trained for theater acting, note that he doesn't appear until some 45 minutes into the play.

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Reviewed April 23, 2018

We came here to see the Iceman Cometh. Overall, the theatre was absolutely fine. Seats were somewhat comfortable. Legroom was a slight issue although it always is. The show was excellent and you should see Denzel act if you are a fan.

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Reviewed April 22, 2018

We attended The Iceman Cometh at the Jacobs Theater. It was a great performance! We had never seen it before and it was amazing to watch. The 10 minute intermissions are unfortunate. We are all paying a lot of money for the tickets and should not be stressed by the staff to rush around. Definitely was a downer for an otherwise great performance.

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Reviewed March 30, 2018 via mobile

For anyone planning a trip to NYC you’d be remiss to not take in a show while visiting. Theatre tix can get pricey, but you can get discounts to shows through Theatermania.com, Tkts Times Square, or Rush-Tickets at the theater itself. Many shows are kid friendly (Disney). There’s many good off-broadway shows as well. Many of the theaters are old, beautiful structures that have been safeguarded by the NY Landmarks Preservation Commission.

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Reviewed February 3, 2018

The Bernard B. Jacobs Theater, was previously called the Royale Theatre and then it was called The John Golden Theater. The Bernard Jacobs Theater is a Broadway theater located at 242 West 45th Street (George Abbott Way) in Midtown Manhattan, New York City. The theater is named for the actor and comedian Sam Bernard who was cast "Piggy" and performed in 79 shows. I have seen That Championship Season;and Once here.

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