See it if You like Michael Friedman's work. And excellent singing in small musicals that could have been bigger in the 90s. Extremely memorable
Don't see it if You want perfection or the next big hit
See it if You love Michael Urie. He’s a delight and doesn’t disappoint.
Don't see it if You want depth. The weak plot feels like an afterthought, written just to carry the witty jokes.
See it if You have very little kids and money to burn.
Don't see it if You're not accompanied by a child. You don't want your child to be hit in the head with the gender gap in magic.
See it if You really want to see Dano or Hawke (although, frankly, they're both in NY shows often enough that you can wait for a better show)
Don't see it if You're not a man with daddy issues
See it if You can appreciate a damned good play, with fantastic writing and acting
Don't see it if You can't follow Irish accents or stay seated for three hours
See it if You want to holler at a shirtless Blair Underwood... + really fantastic supporting cast
Don't see it if Seated in the rear mezz. I was too far away to appreciate a lot of it. Also very distracted by latecomers and people using iPhones
See it if Edmund Donovan was extraordinary. Judith Ivey was replaced by understudy after first act, but seemed A+ as well.
Don't see it if Actors were very good or very bad. The play brought up Important Topics & then dropped them. Awkward staging created obstructed seats
See it if You are open to seeing a very clever, very interesting piece of theatre- and be will willing to forgive any unevenness
Don't see it if The title alone makes you uncomfortable.
See it if You like to be exposed to different forms of entertainment. Also, it felt in some ways like a live audiobook, so if you like audiobooks..
Don't see it if You expect to learn the history of the art form or about Japan.
See it if You will appreciate fantastic writing in a fast-paced (and short, at 80 minutes), beautifully acted play about memories and aging
Don't see it if You need to understand what is happening and why at all times
See it if You’re obsessed with Veronica Mars. Also, the set was very cool.
Don't see it if Ugh. The characters behaviors and motivations made no sense. The plot was absurd and contrived. The ending was predictable.
See it if You like magic and special effects!
Don't see it if You have no background with the books or movies. It’s helpful to know some of the characters.
See it if You can appreciate the most innovative musical in a decade or two.
Don't see it if You don’t know the music, don’t know the history, and can’t follow along with lyrics.