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“Nice theatre. Needs revamping”

Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre
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Small-Group Broadway Theater District and Times...
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Reviewed May 28, 2018

The theatre is nice, just old and needs some revamping. Seats sit very low to the ground so anyone taller may not be as comfortable. Needs another restroom. During intermission it is very crowded and hard to walk down stairs. They had one employee telling people they wouldn’t make it if the line was to long.

2  Thank alq25
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Brian H, Manager at Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded June 8, 2018

Hello,

I'm sorry you've had this experience.

I know that the intermissions for The Iceman Cometh are shorter than usual.

I'm sorry for the inconvenience and thank you again for your patronage.

Best,
Brian

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Reviewed May 28, 2018 via mobile

What a cast! Led by Denzel Washington, this great cast and particularly David Morse, this was a wonderful play for our first Broadway show. We were seating on the ground and 6 rows back so great seat, but I think due to the size all seats are great viewing.

Thank Rob K
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Reviewed May 24, 2018 via mobile

I went to see Denzel Washington's play and it was a nightmare. The seats are extremely uncomfortable, restrooms are in the basement and i was afraid about a potential emergency because there is only one way out.

2  Thank 733mariellah
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Reviewed May 20, 2018

The theater is not designed for tall persons. Theater was constructed in 1929. Added convenience was a restroom on the street level.

1  Thank Maxine S
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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.

Thank Zoom_Gotti
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