See it if You like seeing actors at the top of their games tell a story that will tear your heart apart.
Don't see it if You want a light or upbeat night at the theater.
See it if You like the performers in the cast, and you want to be impressed by their performances
Don't see it if You're looking for a clear narrative, or you want a traditional Alice in Wonderland.
See it if You like improv and want to marvel at performers creating something out of nothing
Don't see it if You don't like audience participation, or you want a long evening of theater
See it if You want to see strong actors sink into some great roles, and you don't mind a little scenery chewing
Don't see it if You don't care about 2 middle-aged white guys dealing with their issues around perceived success and masculinity
See it if You are familiar with Marlene Dietrich and you enjoy a one person show
Don't see it if You don't like one person shows, you're looking for a linear story, as opposed to a character study
See it if You are interested in a fallible Atticus Finch You're ready to talk about how respect must be earned You don't mind adults playing children
Don't see it if You don't want to sit for 3 hours You think it's strange to have few actors of color and no people of color on the creative team.
See it if You're up for a peek into the decline of a force of nature. You appreciate laughter through tears.
Don't see it if You want something light or easy.
See it if You know Oklahoma and are interested in exploring the idea of Judd as protagonist.
Don't see it if You're looking for big musical numbers or an upbeat night at the theater.
See it if You like a family comedy and don't mind real-time snooker games
Don't see it if You have trouble with accents, or you're looking for deep reflection. This is silly and fun.
See it if You are interested in a deep-dive into one woman's intellectual awakening and extramarital affair.
Don't see it if You are hoping for any new insights to these themes or a resolution to the character's situation
See it if You want to hear Mike Birbiglia tackle the reasons not to have kids and how it happened anyway
Don't see it if You don't like blunt honesty about feelings and opinions that aren't the "appropriate" things to feel or say
See it if You're interested in an examination of what it means to be a culturally aware straight white male.
Don't see it if You want your plays to have a clear resolution or destination
See it if Anika Noni Rose is worth the price of admission alone, she shines. Listening to her sing in such an intimate space is a gift.
Don't see it if You want deep story. This is definitely told in broad strokes, with an operatic style.
See it if You can appreciate actors and dancers at the top of their game giving their all to less-than-stellar material
Don't see it if You don't like plot moved forward by dance, you can't stand waltzes or puppets.
See it if You love old-fashioned Broadway shows with long dance breaks, great singing, and improbable plot resolutions
Don't see it if You want anything edgy or modern, this is pure schmaltz.
See it if If you've never seen a production of Merrily, this one gets the job done. The 1:45 running time is a blessed relief and the cuts make sense
Don't see it if You're looking for big voices, or you want a fully realized big musical. This feels like a black box production with a crazy set budget
See it if You're interested in finding out how girls grow into their sexuality, and how society treats them.
Don't see it if You're offended by frank sexual talk
See it if You like fast repartee and thinking about the nature of truth
Don't see it if You're looking to connect emotionally with the characters, you're looking for an ethnically diverse show.
See it if You're interested in understanding how bad people rise to power. You're ready to cringe and laugh in equal measure.
Don't see it if You don't like minimalist productions.
See it if You already know the story of Hedda and want to see it in a totally unique one woman production
Don't see it if You want a fully fleshed production, or even a completely coherent point of view.
See it if You like fun, silly musicals à la Desperate Measures or Once Upon a Mattress
Don't see it if You want a lot of depth, or you prefer classical music. You don't want to learn about gender-queer people or gay relationships
See it if You're ready to commit 6 hours to the War of the Roses. You embrace a small cast in a small space creating a larger-than-life story
Don't see it if You don't like Shakespeare or non-traditional casting or long stories with lots of characters
See it if You want to be swept away into the wizarding world and are ready to gasp at the stage magic.
Don't see it if You aren't familiar with the HP universe, or you aren't ready to commit a full 7 hours (not including breaks) to the story.
See it if You want to see strong performers do heavily treaded material about relationships.
Don't see it if You're looking for new insight or to feel an emotional connection with the characters
See it if You're interested in the science of consciousness and curious how it's captured by a 39 year-old white Canadian rapper.
Don't see it if You don't like audience participation, you don't like spoken word art pieces
See it if You want to see strong performers doing their best with less-than-memorable material
Don't see it if You're looking for insight into the era, or characters with whom you can empathize