See it if If you remember Bess Meyerson, want to learn about an important Jewish woman (more than a pop culture reference or tabloid headline)!
Don't see it if If you don’t like watching mother/daughter relationships play out, one woman shows, or aren’t interested in Bess Meyerson.
See it if You need to see All Things Diana.
Don't see it if You know what a riveting story this was in real life; holding great possibilities for dramatization. This was flat, lacking momentum.
See it if You’d enjoy 3 generations of white women reflecting on how the 60s free love/folk rock phase impacted their lives. (As you’d expect.)
Don't see it if You’ve seen anything like this before. The performers are good singers, but there’s not much new here, and you can see what’s coming. Yawn.
See it if You want to see Charles Busch doing what he does best, surrounded by great actors pulling out all the stops. Oh yes, Lily does indeed dare!
Don't see it if Old movie takeoffs, drag, or satire are not your thing. If you don’t find humor in an older man playing a young convent girl best stay home
See it if You want to see Carousel with top singers, choreography, etc. It won’t be on B’way again for a long time.
Don't see it if If you focus only on one aspect - the domestic violence - you miss the rest of the show. Why buy a ticket?
See it if You really loved the movie and need to see it in another form.
Don't see it if You’re depending on previous reviews. There have been substantial cast changes and - let’s just say it makes a difference. A big difference.
See it if You want to see the completed Zoo Story performed by top flight actors. If you only know it from college, you’re ready for Albee now.
Don't see it if You need things on the light side. Albee provides black humor, but it’s all too real.
See it if You want to see a company of fine actors practicing their craft.
Don't see it if You know or want to know about the Ballet Russes. Historically inaccurate and plodding; not McNally’s or the cast’s best work.
See it if A brilliant production of a cult opera. Sold out @ Carnegie Hall & Edinburg Festival, this is a spoof of our culture via the Springer lens.
Don't see it if If you don't laugh at Jerry Springer, stay home. Rough language, situations, etc. Purposely offensive to find redemption; truly a cult piece
See it if You can connect the dots from Depression Era problems to today’s current events. Acting so real characters seem to step from home movies.
Don't see it if Supra-titles bother you. There is hope but no promises for the characters; not a happy ending if that’s what you require. Lite sets & props.
See it if You know someone in the cast. It’s a small theater and they’ll know if you don’t show up. Perhaps it’s a workshop for friends and family?
Don't see it if Just don’t. I’m trying to find something nice here...the music when you enter is great...Dusty, Petula, Aretha...then the show started.
See it if You want great performances, a great book, a memorable score, clever staging, & a big bang for your theater $$! Many were there a 2nd time!
Don't see it if If you don’t enjoy musical comedy. Hey - I’ll take your seat!
See it if People trying to live up to or avoiding living up to their perceived potential while grappling with parental issues speaks to you.
Don't see it if One man shows seem indulgent, if rich kids having problems annoy you, or if Harvard, Wall Street, Boesky, etc., aren’t your lingo.
See it if You want to spend some time getting to know legendary performer Josephine Baker, or just want to enjoy a great cabaret act. She sizzles!
Don't see it if semi-nude women, one woman shows; or biographical cabaret acts aren’t your thing.
See it if You enjoy bawdy sendups of religion. South Park's creators give Mormons a no holds barred chance to convert Ugandans (and you!).
Don't see it if You don't find blue humor amusing and can't laugh at religious absurdities. The Mormons loved this; you might not.
See it if Hey, let's face it - the RHYTHM IS GONNA GET YOU! The music is the thing here. C'mon baby - let's CONGA! (There's a story, but who cares?)
Don't see it if You don't want to GET ON YOUR FEET and TURN THE BEAT AROUND, but you really want That Wall built. Maybe at the end of this you'll shout OYE!
See it if You enjoy fast, burlesque, intelligent comedic versions of classic stories told by master performers.
Don't see it if You need your Austen to have Colin Firth, period authenticity, and a demur demeanor. Don't want to have a good time? Don't go!
See it if You'd enjoy Sex & the City for the Over 50 set. Honest portrayal of modern dating when starting over. Talented cast!
Don't see it if You're too young to 'get it.' This is computer dating when over 50 and newly widowed. It's niche, but truthful and fun. Is it you? Depends.
See it if You enjoy unconventional people sharing unconventional life experiences. One woman morphs into many characters; Hitler is a brief reference.
Don't see it if You prefer Donna Reed storylines, quirky isn't 'your thing,' you don't identify with outsiders, or need a happy/final ending.
See it if You want intelligent, non-stop comedy performed by masters. The Marx Brothers would be at home here! Timeless laughs.
Don't see it if "We were a cultured family. We had a book, and my father whistled." Didn't laugh? Then don't go.
See it if You loved the movie, or like your comedy on the cynical side. It's not a carbon of the movie, and brings its own charm and punch.
Don't see it if You want a typical rom-com. This is a cynical, dark, off-beat...it's a matter of taste.
See it if You enjoy fresh interpretations of classic literature, delivered by impressive new talent. We were mesmerized!
Don't see it if You prefer everything 'by the book.' Two hours requires liberties taken with plot, sets, etc.
See it if you enjoy struggling through first/blind dates. The people are real, the situation possible.
Don't see it if you can't stand the thought of going on another first/blind date of your own, and don't want to be trapped in someone else's.
See it if You like campy musicals like Little Shop..., Bat Boy, Rocky Horror, etc., Great cast, fun staging.
Don't see it if You don't enjoy cult musicals...or cults.
See it if You get the blues, love the blues, feel the blues. Babatundé sings the story in familiar and obscure songs ‘til you feel it in your bones.
Don't see it if You need a linear storyline. This is told as memories, almost pure song, and the truth is elusive.
See it if You’d like a perfect rom-com to brighten up these dark days. A sheer delight with a catchy score, top notch cast, and toe tapping dancing!
Don't see it if You don’t like word play, slapstick, moons in June, happy endings, elitist dowagers; cocky Cockneys, or you’re a big old grouch.
See it if You’d enjoy an insightful satire of Dance Moms exploring girls finding themselves & their power through dance.
Don't see it if Nudity, rough language, natural body functions, etc. bother you. Also girls played by women of all ages, except teen. Dance Moms on steroids
See it if Milk’s life/death & inspiration to young LBTQs has a connection to why most Holocaust survivors hide their history from their grandkids.
Don't see it if You are bothered by ‘playful’ lyrics, Jewish stereotypes, Nazis, gay themes, guns, etc. It’s quirky, but moving, but...quirky.
See it if You’ve never seen it on the big screen or (can it be possible?) never have seen it at all. It’s more beautiful than you remember!
Don't see it if I don’t know! Go for the art nouveau decor! Go for the closeups of the costumes! Go for the twinkle in Rex’s eyes! You should go!
See it if You want to know - and touch - theater history. This was an unmatchable opportunity not to be missed.
Don't see it if If touching an original typed manuscript of Carousel or costume sketch of Hello, Dolly! means nothing to you, stay home.
See it if First: Haley Mills! As for the rest, it’s like an episode of Real Housewives of Someplace; fun, crazies, wine, fights, hugs, etc. Haley!
Don't see it if You don’t like feather-light comedies. It’s a ladies night with nibbles, wines and whines. And Haley Mills! That’s it! Lighten up!
See it if You yearn to see those never revived musicals hidden in your record (!) collection. Great talent brings the best out in these hidden gems.
Don't see it if You don’t like revues. While there are small bits of dialog to give context, this mostly pulls the hits from these B’way misses.
See it if An opportunity to see one of the world’s finest actors in a jewel of a production. Amusing yet haunting, an unforgettable theater experience
Don't see it if You didn’t like Amadeus, this might not appeal to you. If you don’t like history or period pieces, pick another play.
See it if Some interesting performances, but the script is predictable and tiresome.
Don't see it if don't have patience with plays in their early form. This is, I presume, a work in progress, and it shows.
See it if You enjoy spending time with a witty social outlaw who challenges you to follow him down his rabbit hole.
Don't see it if You can’t laugh at Lifetime Movie references, cocaine ramblings, and have no problem being told beige is the color du jour.
See it if Donna Murphy’s performance is perfection; reminding people why they fell in love w/ musical theater. It’s a lovely setting for this jewel.
Don't see it if You want innovative theater. Dolly is back where she belongs, the way she should be seen. This is Broadway at it’s classic, glorious best.
See it if You love New York theater history. This restaurant is the stuff of legends, right up there with the Algonquin Round Table.
Don't see it if If theater history doesn’t matter to you; you live in the here and now.
See it if You enjoy one person becoming many people to explore a human condition, using only laughter and compassion as tools.
Don't see it if You want a flashy production, need absolutes, happy endings, props...anything but a bare stage. This is just talent and a spotlight.
See it if You don't see a lot of musicals; these songs will initiate you or bring back a few memories.
Don't see it if You're a regular theatergoer or cast album lover. Nothing new here; mixed bag of performers and songs you probably know by heart.
See it if You want to hear Jerry Herman's most famous and lesser known songs in a revue.
Don't see it if You want some sort of perspective about Jerry Herman's life, musical journey, or structure. It's a mishmash of his sheet music.
See it if You are a child, or have fond memories of this from your childhood.
Don't see it if You aren't already a fan of the show, a child, or a fan of kids' theater. Sendak & King don't stint on cutesy; 70 minutes are plenty.
See it if you like swing music, 40s ballads, The Glenn Miller Story, the Lindy Hop, old/new fashioned musicals. All new, but it brings you back!
Don't see it if you want a modern musical, don't like post-WWII music/dance styles, or military/veteran themes. Top talent here - it might change your mind!
See it if You want to see top-flight performers in one of Sondheim's lesser known/presented productions, and a reverie on a thread of our history.
Don't see it if You don't like Sondheim, or the theme upsets you.
See it if You enjoy Horton Foote's sleepy approach to unfolding relationships in 50s Texas. Good acting, good directing - time well spent.
Don't see it if You want fast action, a snappy comedy, etc. Foote has a style, and that is very present here; a slow paced, small town, character study.
See it if You want to know what happened to Tevye and his family after they left Anatevka. An accurate portrayal of the Jewish immigrant experience.
Don't see it if You don't like musical reviews, Supra-titles (most of the songs are in Yiddish), or are an isolationist.
See it if you like 'The Robber Bridegroom' and those Tall Tale Disney cartoons; flavored with African- & Asian-American history. A stellar cast!
Don't see it if you don't like Paul Bunyan-esque history, country/southern style music and stories. Harsh stories of the south are woven in with the fantasy
See it if You want to see a performance that will go down in history. The entire production is memorable, but Close has the role of a lifetime.
Don't see it if You don't like Andrew Lloyd Weber musicals.