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See it if You like camp and comedy in a great atmosphere.
Don't see it if You want mystery. There's no room for sleuthing, the musical doesn't really keep up the intrigue. The audience participation is unnecessary
See it if This is a gorgeously put on burlesque show. The atmosphere is fantastic, the singing fun, the acts incredible.
Don't see it if You're looking for a more conventional version of a play.
See it if You want to see some fine performances.
Don't see it if The dialogue is clunky. The structure doesn't allow for surprises: every conflict has its solution revealed beforehand.
See it if You like horror, and Edgar Allan Poe, in that order. You're willing to ferret out pieces of the story by yourself
Don't see it if The relationships between the characters didn't seem to really matter. We are basically asked to bear witness to mass possession.
See it if A Strange Loop ripped me open in a way I was unprepared for. A gorgeous, self aware exploration of creativity, otherness, and the self
Don't see it if You want to see something more story driven
See it if you're looking for a funny high school drama. It takes a pretty well worn idea of popularity but explores it through an interesting lens
Don't see it if The characters are all thinly drawn; some are even grating. I didn't find myself invested in the lead or his dilemma
See it if You want to see a streamlined, more humorous version of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. The female lead pulls off something spectacular here.
Don't see it if You prefer more something a little less stripped. You get confused easily over character changes
See it if Funny, with wonderful actresses and some interesting bonds. This play had a lot of potential
Don't see it if The many tones don't always overlap; the ending feels rushed and I'm left unsure why the mystery would implode like that
See it if You're interested in the idea, if you enjoy parodies and improv, you want to laugh
Don't see it if The premise doesn't always work, and sometimes seems like a work still in progress
See it if Gorgeous singing and dancing. Wonderful performers. I was swept away by the artistry, acrobatics, and costuming.
Don't see it if Your reaction to the idea of a burlesque show with two intermissions will largely inform whether you'll like this or not.
See it if You want to see Phantom of the Opera with some modern dancing and music in front of it. You can get a front seat.
Don't see it if The film proved more distracting than enhancing. There are a lot of bad seats in this house; you miss the dancing if you're not in front
See it if The show attempts to look at soldiers and psychological games. It's interesting to see the pieces that do work.
Don't see it if Too short for its ambition, the scenes seem disjointed and to the end unearned. The threat on the outside is never sold properly
See it if You want to see a powerful, thoughtful meditation on life and the bonds we make. The characters all have depth, flaws, and likability.
Don't see it if You do not want to grapple with themes of depression and suicide.
See it if You enjoy magic and storytelling. Something beautiful is pulled off here. Honestly suggest knowing as little about it as possible.
Don't see it if You prefer more action in your plays.
See it if Its a lot of fun. The actors have good energy. I laughed the whole time.
Don't see it if Sometimes it gets too wacky. The story's high premise is pulled off with minimal props, there are too many roles.
See it if You like character driven pieces. The four actors knock this out, particularly Brian Tyree Henry.
Don't see it if You don't like talky pieces. Everything happens around the eponymous lobby.
See it if You'd like to watch an exploration of the things we do to cope with trauma.
Don't see it if The subject matter is definitely played for laughs at times; you may want to be careful if this applies. Some stretches felt too long
See it if You like discussions about masculine expression, repression, and how they can lead to tragedy. A timely look on guilt. Can often be funny
Don't see it if the set is threadbare. The story gives you a lot to chew on, but lacks real resolution, which can be frustrating.
See it if You want to learn in a fun way. You're interested in the minds of killers.
Don't see it if You're looking for story. This plays like a series of vignettes, allowing people who never interacted to do so before you.
See it if You like experimental vision. You're interested in the history. This performance overlaps multiple things into the tennis match.
Don't see it if Some of the humor seems forced. The blending of past and present can be hard to keep track of.
See it if You want to explore something heavy and dark, with moments of levity in between. The play keeps from being too overwhelming
Don't see it if You cannot handle the subject matter. This is very much about sexual predators and revenge. The plot twists are almost cruel
See it if You like comedy shows; this is more like an extended bit than a play. You enjoy engaging history in a crass and casual way.
Don't see it if You need a little more action in your plays. There is quite a bit of offense to be taken from this show, so also consider that.
See it if Alison Fraser is a marvel and a wonderful storyteller. Your heart goes out to her.
Don't see it if You need action in your plays. It's just her, seated, telling you (her therapist) about her obsession. Note the subject matter.
See it if You enjoy history, family sagas, stories about revolution. Things go fast to cover the span, but the show handles that admirably.
Don't see it if Some of the jokes are lost if you don't understand Spanish- the translations do not do the actors justice
See it if You want to see a work that explores gender dynamics in a shallow way. It's ambitious in its reach.
Don't see it if The women feel like they belong in different shows. The approaches don't mesh. Deeper bits would be derailed by screwball comedy
See it if You're a fan of the book and would like to see it performed in a different way. You want to laugh.
Don't see it if If you're not a fan. The stage cannot bring to life everything this tries to do. Fitting songs into the narrative felt awkward.
See it if I loved the idea of a house where time works differently. The intermingling of the generations was well done
Don't see it if If you don't like moving or want answers. We were split up, and my companion thought he got less of the story than I did upon reflection
See it if You want great performances. You want to see something different. This is a meditation on life and grief
Don't see it if The story doesn't really entirely work. There are a couple contrivances and the tension doesn't stay strong throughout
See it if The set is wonderfully intimate and the lead is a charming, absorbing actor. It is easy to follow him even as he prepares his own downfall
Don't see it if Original Sound concerns musicians, and as such there's a lot of music involved. The story can feel familiar. It lacks real resolution
See it if You want to consider gender implications in the bard's work. This score is for the female-Hamlet version, which was riveting.
Don't see it if You expect more than just strong performances. This is a bunch of actors and a stage
See it if Oscar at the Crown is a great concert experience with quite a gut punch waiting. The night club air implicates the audience in the ending
Don't see it if The setting is almost too well done. The music overwhelms the singing and especially the dialogue. I missed large pieces of conversation
See it if The first act is a marvel. Wonderful characters with some interesting relationships. Most of the central characters have well defined motive
Don't see it if The second act drags. The way some of the characters interact (or don't) removes suspense and the ability for guesswork for the solution
See it if You enjoy seeing quirky characters interact. You want to be entertained. The characters are well introduced and the adult characters shine.
Don't see it if The deeper aspects are very lightly explored. The end seems to happen quickly and without much thought.
See it if You love Potter, if you want a peek at the students who don't have enormous destiny. Funny with just enough winks at the source material
Don't see it if It doesn't take itself very seriously and thus the story is kind of threadbare.
See it if This play is a gut punch. The debates and conversations are interesting enough but do nothing to prepare you for the final act.
Don't see it if The most powerful moments of this story all happen off screen, for better or for worse.
See it if Very hard to watch at times but the actors kept a steady grasp on entertaining and dark moments.
Don't see it if They're out to gross you out. If you dislike being touched by actors. If you like the fourth wall where it is.
See it if The play is powerful. If you enjoy family dramas, that explosion in a closed space feel, this is perfect for you.
Don't see it if The first act falls limp, especially compared to the dynamite second act.
See it if Wonderful to look at in many ways. Often clever, sometimes thought provoking. You like historical fiction.
Don't see it if Occasional vulgarity or historical accuracy are things you want
See it if You are a Potter fan. The magic on stage is worth seeing. The play is moving at times, and provides a lovely epilogue for Harry and friends
Don't see it if The story is flimsy. It starts off very slow, and jumps around a lot. This does require a working knowledge of the previous works
See it if If you enjoy deconstructions of your childhood. The play's funny, and takes the characters to interesting futures.
Don't see it if There's a lot of interesting ideas here which I wish had a bit more of a serious look. The play's vulgar, so don't think this is for kids
See it if The staging was utterly gorgeous. The relationship between the two leads is well crafted.
Don't see it if The Stone Witch covers familiar territory in the idealistic new artist/disillusioned veteran artist territory.
See it if You enjoy BoJack Horseman, and all the darkness/satire that entails. You enjoy watching horrible people interact. You want to laugh
Don't see it if You want a moral. It's crass, and there's mentions of bestiality. Your reaction to the title will dictate whether or not you should see it
See it if You have interest in the man or time, you want to be moved, you appreciate orators. It's beautifully put together.
Don't see it if You want a more nuanced take on Malcolm X. While the other players are well examined, the man in center is not so much
See it if You're feeling nostalgic. The music, the script lifted from the film, it's all about reliving the 90s
Don't see it if This is definitely for fans of Cruel Intentions or 90s music. The marriage between the two is clunky. You appreciate set design.
See it if You enjoy wine and paint and showtunes. The instructor is personable, encouraging, and informative, the painting is doable for all levels.
Don't see it if You don't like the above? What you get is on the tin; if the name of the event doesn't make you want to go, then there's no need to convince
See it if You like one powerhouse performance. Sophie Melville's on her own and she knocks it out. Powerful, funny, tense
Don't see it if You prefer to see interactions (and I did almost wish I could see Effie interact with the people she described). You're easily offended
See it if You are down on the general state of Broadway or you want to celebrate Hamilton
Don't see it if you want a parody. Spamilton skewers Bway, but idolizes Lin Manuel and his show. You should not see this if you haven't seen Hamilton itself
See it if You enjoy political convos (and being part of them), you enjoy the immersive experience. Funny at times, deep at others. If you like beer
Don't see it if You dislike debates, you prefer more story driven plays, you don't like the cramped feeling of a bar