Theater Advisor

A Review of Jerusalem (Broadway)

By Angela W., April 21, 2011

  • Acting
    5 stars
  • Direction
    5 stars
  • Overall
    5 stars
  • Production
    5 stars
  • Story
    5 stars
  • Writing
    5 stars

I saw Jerusalem (Broadway) on 04/14/11. Overall, I'd say it was a 5-star rating. I'd summarize it by saying “In a season where most new Broadway shows are saccharine, Jerusalem is a needed breath of fresh air.”

Mark Rylance's performance in "Jerusalem" is nothing short of astounding. Often hysterical and occasionally heartbreaking, I have rarely been more moved while at the theater; it is a truly moving and funny portrait of a man struggling to survive in a changing world. While the show is quite funny, viewers should be warned that its humor is very dark.

In a season where most new Broadway shows are saccharine, "Jerusalem" is a needed breath of fresh air. A must-see for theater enthusiasts.

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