Jay Johnson - The Two and Only

Press Quotes

The Broadway reviews are in!

"SPLENDID, HILARIOUS, GIDDY ENTERTAINMENT! If the chatty tennis ball doesn't get to you, the monkey humming 'Send in the Clowns' WILL DEFINITELY MAKE YOU A TRUE BELIEVER!" – Michael Kuchwara, Associated Press

"EXTREMELY FUNNY! A SUPER-VIRTUOSO! I expected to enjoy 'The Two and Only,' but I didn't expect to be touched, much less to find my eyes growing moist." – Terry Teachout, The Wall Street Journal

"READ MY LIPS – 'JAY JOHNSON: THE TWO AND ONLY' IS A RARE, HILARIOUS TREAT! YOU SIMPLY WON'T BELIEVE YOUR EARS!" – David Cote, NY1

"ABSOLUTELY BRILLIANT! 90 MINUTES OF TOTAL MIRTH AND GLEE! Jay Johnson is the best at his profession. I hope he's a big winner at the Helen Hayes!" – David Richardson, WOR Radio

"SERIOUS LAUGHS! A surprisingly moving as well as highly funny evening!" – Frank Scheck, Hollywood Reporter

"GENUINELY TOUCHING! Johnson is a gifted actor: who else could provoke tears by hugging a wooden object?" – John Simon, Bloomberg New

"EXCEPTIONAL! EFFORTLESS MASTERY! Johnson is a voice virtuoso – the best ventriloquist you'll ever see!" – Robert Feldberg, The Record

"JAY JOHNSON SHINES AS A BROADWAY SHOWMAN! AN AMAZING TALENT who can skillfully mix zany comedy and the pathos of life. A virtuoso display that brings down the house!" – Malcolm Johnson, Hartford Courant

"AN IRRESISTIBLE BLEND OF SCHMALTZ AND SAVVY! Johnson's rapport with the audience and with his puppets is consistently superb. Hugely ingratiating!" –Eric Grode, The New York Sun

"THRILLING! FLAWLESS! SUCH DAZZLING TALENT, ONLY A REAL DUMMY COULD RESIST! It's not a novelty act – it has story lines, tensions, character development, and a whole lot of laughs. That's what good theater does!" – Howard Shapiro, Philadelphia Inquirer