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Ended 21 Aug 2011 after 4 months

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Tony Winner

Tony Winner

Mr. Rylance has already dazzled Broadway this season, but his Johnny Byron is truly a performance for the ages.

Ben Brantley, New York Times

Closed 21 Aug 2011
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Number of Reviews: 8
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55 of 104 people found the following review helpful:
Jerusalem is Exceptional Theatre,
Apr 20, 2011
reviewer: from Saratoga Springs, NY
Don't be confused by the title--it's not a play about Zionism.  You'll find yourself lost for three crispy hours in an unwavering world of brutal and radiant humanity. Ian Rickson's direction feels natural and clean, but fully embedded with details and layers that made me want to see the show a second time and right away.  The cheeky dialogue is cunning, hilarious and wrenching.  Each moment of this play pulls at you, forcing you to question your own judgmental nature and moral compass while profound ideological battles rage. Mark Rylance attacks and embodies Byron with an astonishing ferociousness and sensitivity that will undoubtedly garner him further deserved awards. If the ten-minute standing ovation was any indication, this show will win a spate of Tony Awards and it will undoubtedly join the canons of unparalleled and memorable Broadway theater. Don't miss it.Full review:
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49 of 96 people found the following review helpful:
Go NOW while you can still get tickets,
Apr 24, 2011
reviewer: from New York
Rylance will win the Tony -- a truly unforgettable performance the likes of which you may not see again in your lifetime. The Music Box is a small house-- go NOW!
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49 of 96 people found the following review helpful:
You'll never see better!,
Jun 07, 2011
reviewer: from Rochester New York
Incredible theater experience (this comes from an old NY girl who went to school and worked in the city!) -Last minute first and second row seat, extreme right, for a party of six, turned out to be excellent. The performances, especially Mr. Rylance, were SUPERB! Memorable!Definitely not for kids.


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48 of 97 people found the following review helpful:
Jun 22, 2011
reviewer: from New York
Francine is brain dead and doesn't belong in a theatre.Mark Rylance's artistry is beyond description. I have been very lucky to have seen the very finest the arts have to offer over the last 25 years and I have never ever heard or seen anything like the magic that man creates on stage. He is a force of nature and a true artistic genius. A word I never use unless is it absolutely warrented. DO NOT MISS IT.
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45 of 92 people found the following review helpful:
Transcendentally Good.,
Jul 13, 2011
reviewer: from Bradford, ON Canada
This is a great production of a great play. Through some kind of magic, playwright and cast and crew have squeezed the entire contemporary consciousness of a nation into a single play. You might wonder how the culture that gave us Shakespeare also gave us Benny Hill, or how The News of the World flourished when The Times, Telegraph and The Guardian were also available. Some of the answers are here in Jerusalem. This production will join the ranks of other milestones in modern theatre like The Cherry Orchard (with which it shares more than a few themes) A Streetcar Named Desire, Look Back in Anger, and the work of Havel, Stoppard and Fugard. Unforgettable theatre.
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