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See it if you like slice of life/identity plays about the interconnectedness of humanity and the (beautiful?) absurdity of existence
Don't see it if you want something that goes much deeper or says something truly unique/profound
See it if See it for the singing and the end of the second act.
Don't see it if you want a perfect book and don't like weird staging decisions, like actors moving to different parts of the stage seemingly randomly.
See it if you want to see a fabulous production of a lackluster script that could use some cutting/shaping
Don't see it if you get bored easily or fed up with watching so many scenes of young boys swinging.
See it if you are hard of hearing and want to see something that could be good with a lot of workshopping + a dose of chemistry between the actors.
Don't see it if weird and thin plot doesn't appeal and you don't have ear plugs. Singers were great + songs good but overmiking ruined the aesthetic appeal
See it if you like character-driven plays about relationships and alienation.
Don't see it if Margulies set a high bar with his other plays so this was a tad disappointing but still worth seeing.
See it if you want a fantastic production that raises questions about populism, elitism, capitalism...very entertaining while also making you think!
Don't see it if you don't enjoy nuance and complexity in big production value performances
See it if you want to see a very talented cast put on a great (+ hilarious) show that touches on a lot without hitting you over the head with anything
Don't see it if you don't relate to people in their 20s/30s
See it if you've never seen the movie so don't know what the production is missing; willing to sit through many phoned-in songs for a few good ones
Don't see it if you love the movie, expect great music throughout, want a nuanced Sam. Pinkham's choice of deadpan except for impressions didn't work for me
See it if you want to see a play with an interesting premise that has potential but is not fully developed.
Don't see it if unrealistic/poorly supported character choices, repetitive settings (bar-jail-bar-jail etc.), and lack of depth/complexity will bother you.
See it if you want an engaging and entertaining play with incredible actors that also addresses very relevant issues in society today.
Don't see it if you only like musicals
Also masterful mix of light and serious
See it if the denial and realities of death and dying, as looked at through the lens of a sweet and powerful character, appeals. Ako made the show.
Don't see it if you can't handle death and dying. You'll get annoyed at the hammed up acting from the two daughters. Good writing, poor direction?
See it if an accessible, energetic production of romeo and juliet with solid acting performed up close and personal sounds like fun
Don't see it if you expect more than a retelling of the story, like some backstory on the teenage girl or better commentary in some parts.
See it if you love special effects and are a visual person. you have a high tolerance for incessant roaring.
Don't see it if you like shows with music that stays with you; you hoped for a fresh take on the story; you want a heroine that isn't a shitty person.
See it if you are interested in a unique musical and storytelling journey with a high priestess come to warn us about the current state of the world
Don't see it if you get bored easily. The relevance of some of the stories aren't immediately apparent and it takes a while for the themes to come together.
See it if you are ready for something to reach through all the day-to-day grime and genuinely make you feel
Don't see it if you lose patience quickly. I was nervous at the start but it turned into a great show (and I'm not a fan of two-character plays or cabaret)
See it if you are looking for a solid, well-written play and don't mind some gender role cliches
Don't see it if cliches about gender roles and dating, unlikeable characters who don't grow (everyone except troy), and unclear purpose won't satisfy
See it if you want to see a very well-done performance of a so-so script. Interesting subject but not captivating enough for a full-length production
Don't see it if you need a lot of action, you want to feel very emotionally connected to characters, you want more than one theme revisited throughout.
See it if you like ensemble theater, you are okay with non-linear stories that are portraits of times and people rather than an action-packed plot
Don't see it if you can't handle non-linear stories, you prefer stories where characters have clear differences and lots of development
See it if you want to see an entertaining, brilliantly-acted production that raises questions about assumptions, visibility, and education
Don't see it if you only like musicals.
See it if you want an entertaining , predictable musical about mother/daughter relationships. Most characters are tropes. Celeste Rose was great
Don't see it if you are looking for something with great dialogue. this at times felt stilted.
See it if you know the movie very well and want to see a very talented ensemble cast poke fun at it.
Don't see it if you don't know the movie or you LOVE the movie so much you can't handle a parody.
See it if you want to see some great actors deftly handle a relationship-centric play that revolves around the theme of women in science
Don't see it if you want something very dramatic, action-packed, or revolutionary. This is more historically informative than drama/relationship driven.
See it if a three hour lackluster show that lacks depth, substance, and finesse inside a moldy theater with one or two good songs sounds good to you
Don't see it if you are used to better off-broadway production values and productions. Go see a musical at The York.
See it if you would enjoy an aesthetically pleasing production that is dreamlike and well-acted, if somewhat bizarre.
Don't see it if you expect a very traditional take on this play.
See it if you want to hear Meatloaf songs performed by exceptional singers with tons of energy and verve and expect a hammed up, ridiculous story
Don't see it if you expect to take the show seriously. I loved laughing at the ridiculous plot/dialogue and felt the show intended us to do so.
See it if you like dark humor with well-drawn characters and sharp dialogue.
Don't see it if you can't tolerate any breaking of the 4th wall. Even if you normally can't, you might still like this.(Usually not my cuppa but it worked.)
See it if you have young kids; they seemed very entertained. You don't care whether there is chemistry between actors or dramatic tension.
Don't see it if you saw Around the World in 80 days in under 60 minutes (MN Fringe) or Irish Rep's 2008 production. This pales in comparison.
See it if You've never seen the crucible or haven't seen it in a while. It's a solid production
Don't see it if You don't want some uneven performances and pacing issues, especially in the first act. Want better staging; space didn't work well
See it if you are in the area and want to see an engaging performance
Don't see it if you are looking for something that really has a message; you want to understand and sympathize with character choices
See it if you enjoy dark, fluffy shows with great singing and strong acting
Don't see it if you can't handle character decisions or plot elements that aren't entirely believable; you want something very unique
See it if you haven't seen any other muftis at the York so aren't expecting something up to their usual caliber
Don't see it if you were expecting a more polished mufti experienced, better singing from the male lead, better score/script, etc.
See it if you want to see some very strong vignettes. Even though these centered on societal themes, they were still very character-driven.
Don't see it if you don't like vignettes.
See it if you want a hilarious ensemble-theater take on the story performed by two very talented cast members. Great use of music.
Don't see it if you don't like intimate productions
See it if you like revenge stories without fully realized characters. you like plays that keep you on your feet, confused about who to "root" for.
Don't see it if violence and brutality will ruin your evening; you want a play that really says something and digs deep.
See it if you value great story-telling and great acting and want a play that makes you think.
Don't see it if confusion about playwright's actual stance and motivations will bother you too much. still worth seeing though
See it if you like absurdity. you are okay not truly understanding the point/direction or are a Vonnegut whisperer. Great acting and hilarious moments
Don't see it if incredible displays of caricatured male brutishness will disturb you rather than amuse. you don't like dark humor
See it if you haven't seen Closer Than Ever. This is a similar concept but not nearly as resonant
Don't see it if you don't like musicals with no dialogue, you expect chemistry between the couple, you don't want to be bored in the middle of the show
See it if you like one-act plays, you appreciate great performances (plays 2 and 3), you enjoy realism with a hefty dose of the quirky and absurd
Don't see it if you want to be able to instantly understand the purpose behind each play; you don't like one-acts.
See it if you want an engaging and unique performance exploring scientific theories about consciousness
Don't see it if you are bothered when you don't have time to reflect and absorb before the next set of scientifically-dense lyrics hit you full speed
See it if you want to see a show with a lot of potential & an interesting premise, beautiful theater, beautiful stage & music
Don't see it if melodramatic and silly acting from some of the leads and dialogue/character decisions that are not always believable will ruin it for you.
See it if an interesting conversation that raises questions about guilt, purpose, and the criminal justice system appeals. This has potential.
Don't see it if weird staging choices, lack of chemistry between the two leads, stiff acting from the male, and a seemingly disconnected ending will ruin it
See it if you like well-acted shows with captivating, fresh writing - deliciously funny and dark at the same time
Don't see it if references to addiction/trauma are triggering for you
See it if a wonderfully-acted story told in a unique and beautiful way appeals.
Don't see it if you have trouble understanding British accents or when there is overlapping speech/sounds. I missed some parts but very glad i went.
See it if you can't find the broadway album anywhere.
Don't see it if you like the musical Chess, have any musical background at all, or just have ears. I don't blame the cast, but the musical director.