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See it if you like Wall Street-related media. If you liked The Big Short or anything to do with the financial world.
Don't see it if you want to see a fun or interesting play without having to have previous knowledge of the financial world. If you don't like dry plays.
See it if you enjoy plays about greed and Wall Street. Terrific acting, writing, and direction. The second act is better than the first.
Don't see it if You know the story of Michael Milken too well. Nothing that illuminating about him. Also disappointed in the cliche of the one female role
See it if you like dramas that make you think, enjoy intricate plays about topics you aren't familiar with, you want to know more about finance
Don't see it if you aren't good with numbers, want flashy production values
See it if you have particular interest in the high yield junk bond craze of the mid-80s or are generally interested in the financial world.
Don't see it if you dislike highly stylized staging or have no interest in financial deals and insider trading.
See it if You want some insight into the financial world of mergers, trading, and regulations. Great acting, riveting story, and informative.
Don't see it if You have no interest in the financial world; disliked the movie The Big Short.
See it if you enjoy stories about the 80s with highly polished tech and strong performances.
Don't see it if you're expecting a new message about Wall Street and the pursuit of money; this has been done before but it's a very interesting ride.
See it if You want to see exquisite staging. Loved the set and production values.
Don't see it if I was somewhat underwhelmed, even by the acting. Was always aware that I was watching performers. Play dragged on for two and a half hours
Also It was just okay.
See it if Compelling acting, riveting script about junk bonds - a glimpse into the seeds sowed for the worlds current financial situation.
Don't see it if You don’t have a basic understanding of Wall Street - Much of the plot will go over your head.
See it if you liked "Wall Street" (film) or DRY POWDER -- stories about high finance, greed, crime, &*money*. Gripping, albeit predictable at times.
Don't see it if you're not prepared for a fast-paced, fast-talking story about 1980s Wall Street, complex financing deals, & stories where no one is a hero.
See it if Well-acted (Steven Pasquale, Michael Siberry!) elegantly designed, exploration of American greed.
Don't see it if Lots of characters, short scenes, epic themes. Brecht w/out humor & theatricality. Racial for the controversy, phony significance.
See it if Plants the seeds of "Greed is Good" mentality from Milken to Madoff Akhtar's dense, wordy plot lines jump with fluidity & clarity Acting A+
Don't see it if Decades of financial history & information passed through quickly & sharply; acute attention required Can slow somewhat w/detail overload
See it if Well acted, interesting staging. You enjoy large cast dramas that focus on true financial events with an overtone of prejudice
Don't see it if Wordy, long winded checks in at 2 hours and 20 min. There are no redeeming characters or much of a story arc. Lots of financial terminology
See it if you want an exploration into greed and American corruption. The acting is excellent. The story was thrilling and I was totally engaged.
Don't see it if you are looking for something uplifting, the show deals with serious themes and is a serious piece.
See it if You enjoy theatre that makes you think. This is 2 1/2 hours of fast paced very relevant theatre. Worthy of your concentrated attention.
Don't see it if You only want mindless entertainment.
See it if You're in the market for a torn from the (dated) headlines corporate finance show. I wouldn't invest in it.
Don't see it if You are expecting the sap of an Akhtar show. Here the staging takes away from the personal struggles and conflict.
See it if you will tolerate anything to see Steven Pasquale and a good cast struggling with bad writing and an offensive story. Good lighting design.
Don't see it if greed, avarice, dishonesty, and an obsession with wealth at all costs upsets you - not to mention stereotyped characters.
See it if your brain could use a few hours at a mental gymnasium. Have coffee, and brace yourself for one of the best roller coaster rides in theatre.
Don't see it if You are not interested in economics, the financial world, and the powers that control so much of our wealth.
See it if You loved the movie Wall Street and the machismo of the 80’s. It’s a story that’s been told before, but this was well done.
Don't see it if You don’t like stories about Wall Street and complex dealings.
See it if you are interested in themes of finance/money/greed. If you don't mind having to focus and think. Long yet fast paced. Well staged
Don't see it if these themes bore you. If you aren't knowledgable about finance you might miss stuff (I did). If you don't like plays with a lot of talking.
See it if The importance of money in current society and fast paced, sharp dialogue and morally ambiguous characters excite you
Don't see it if Fast paced plots and the go go years on Wall St are of no interest or if Mike Milkin is your personal hero
See it if you enjoy the actors, or stories with topical/timely relevance.
Don't see it if you're not patient. It's far too long, and it thinks it's much more profound than it is. Nothing new to say about the financial industry.