See it if Halfway through l decided to love this beautiful, quieter, mature, thoughtful musical of mind, soul, and fancy. Masterful staging & effects
Don't see it if Though 'Masterful staging & effects', they could and should have gone a bit more LSD'ish with the pats of this show. Go anyway. Quieter/calm
See it if A highly professional, EXCELLENTLY ACTED romp through London with Scrooge, Sherlock & company. Great cheerful, strong committed performances
Don't see it if You're looking for a highly serious event.
See it if A well sung and danced 90 minutes of Berlin magic with a balanced winning cast of talent. Go for songs and dancing.
Don't see it if You need a plot, more than a revue.
See it if A little-seen Fierstein play about cross-dressing in earlier decades and how they sought a safe harbor in the Catskills is of interest.
Don't see it if It's worth seeing if you've gotten this far. A little over-dramatic plot twists bother you. Why did open start the show acting so loud?
See it if You're aware of the source material. Can absorb too many characters in multi-roles without getting dizzy. I got dizzy. Charming troupe.
Don't see it if You're not ready to get charmed as you get confused. English accents bother you while trying to decipher the plot/twists.
See it if You are a fan of the classics of the stage and would like to see them warped and shifted in time in a non-linear smart play. Well acted.
Don't see it if You tend to get confusing by shifting actors/roles/time. A bit long and non-focused in parts.
See it if You enjoy splashy vintage goodwill musicals of the yesterday. ----Broadway qualities and big budget for off-off- Bway.
Don't see it if You want edgy work or sarcasm.
See it if Well-staged smart good inviting show interests you. Interesting story to be told.
Don't see it if You prefer huge productions elsewhere.
See it if Somewhat adapted for a new age, but not radically re-formatted, this needs to be enjoyed. Kate Hamill has done it well again!
Don't see it if You require an absolute, in the box retelling of the story. You're a dolt.
See it if So much fun. GREAT ACTORS having fun and bringing music and laughs. PERFECT CAST OF ABOUT TEN PEOPLE. ENJOY.
Don't see it if You want edgy musicals?
See it if A small wonder of a show. A thrill of verbal of theatrical interplay. Go if you like edgy works.
Don't see it if Intimate settings might bother you.
See it if Strong performers in a funny, funny farce of the classic style, slamming doors, mistaken identities, sexiness interests you. :)
Don't see it if You want seriousness and no laughs. ;(
See it if A historical play with music which plays with the facts with a large cast of committed performers is for you. Interesting, yet, not factual
Don't see it if Blatant disregard for transcripted history, inaccurately told would upset you.
See it if A creative, strong, somber rock-oriented musical is for you. Great acting and singing. A strong GO! It got a standing ovation on 05/19/2019.
Don't see it if There were some audio issues opening performance, hopefully that will be worked out.
See it if It was my honor to be in the company of this jewel of a staging of a historical and telling tale of the ways of (wo)man. Just Go!
Don't see it if ...if you are conservative and only want obnoxious theater.
See it if A great space for a great adaptation. Subtitles were easy to read. Performers felt so very real. Great songs, well sung.
Don't see it if Not into amazing musicals in an intimate yet somewhat large theater.
See it if You love real, smart, witty, introspective works! Superb acting in a small setting. No need to know Uncle Vanya. Asks great questions. RUN!
Don't see it if Smart great plays are not for you.
Also The time flew by. I loved every thing about this show.
See it if Too over the top. A classic, but it felt a bit deafening, at times. Some great, some poor acting styles.
Don't see it if Often loud yet saddening dramas are not for you. Sit further back.
See it if Run to see this revolutionary new musical! Do you like mew works that keep you in awe for most of the night? This one has it all.
Don't see it if Mostly sung-through fantastic musicals are not for you? You need a more over-powering love story.
See it if Far too much self-indulgent poetic and emotional mumbo-jumbo nonsense in an attractively staged exhibition.
Don't see it if if real true linear intelligence is your thing. Gratuitous money spending production. Meh.
See it if Enlightening historical drama of the intricacies of the dismantling, survival techniques, and the exterminating of innocent European Jews.
Don't see it if Somewhat stagey and overt, at times.
See it if A sincere dance-based, almost experimental theatrical event telling a life's story. Exquisitely and exactly staged. Intimate and refreshing.
Don't see it if looking for a huge brassy production.
See it if Sweetly, CARRIE meets SCREAM meets MEAN GIRLS meets CLUELESS. Lovely performances. Very nicely staged. Lovely singing voices, too.
Don't see it if A bit of allowing for some silly conceit, is necessary, of course. (Why didn't they call the cops? lol )
See it if A stripped down version with great heart, performances, and voices. A masterpiece by Sondheim simply done.
Don't see it if Note: only accompanied by an excellent pianist. Refugee camp idea? Fuggeddabouddit. Everyone forgot it anyway.
See it if A charming quirky show. Talented, committed actors. Great theater for shows. Worth your time for a smiling-time musical.
Don't see it if Sweeter shows are not for you.
See it if You want a tale of the later life quirks and times of all things Orson. It could use some external creative eye to trim/punch up the show.
Don't see it if An 'in' story of Welles doesn't interest you.
Also I was glad I saw this interesting tale.
See it if Interesting, compelling unique shows are for you! Intelligently designed, directed, and written. Fantsstic performance by Erin Treadway!!!
Don't see it if you're looking for a musical?
See it if Five characters. Three or more I will remember and want more of for the years to come. Laugh! Marvel! Enjoy. Believe me on this one.
Don't see it if A strong message of environmental concern might annoy you.
See it if Supremely acted by three engaging, attractive actors. Excellently written - had the ring of truth. Interesting story with compelling themes.
Don't see it if Small venues, intimate places might not be for you? Go.
See it if A two hander of the life and love and death of a man and his lovely wife. An intimate, real sounding look into a good man's good life.
Don't see it if You want dynamite and theatrics.
See it if It is a lively, bright, enjoyable show. Ethan Hawke is working it right, greatly overmatching his 'brother' in this endeavor, with flaws.
Don't see it if You don't watch edgy, unruly stories.
See it if A mystery a la Agatha C. Well done for its type. If a fan - it will work for you. Comfortable Park Slope, Brooklyn theater.
Don't see it if Not a Christie-type fan? Not for you. Older type of throwback.
See it if Ready for some subversive holiday fun in a musical? Incredibly well cast - very single one! Pretty staging and set design. Funny and quirky
Don't see it if Not looking for fun? Easily offended? Don't like stellar performances?
See it if A charming romp thru h.s. in the 90's with a good heart & a little edge. Cute, bright, peppy staging & set design. Fun reuse of 90's songs.
Don't see it if Lighter musicals are not for you. You can't relate to teens issues and 90's songs.
See it if Generally well acted, and a surprising characterization by an offbeat star role in Raul Esparza.
Don't see it if Too often it's just a flight of words that you lose the specific knowledge of what's going on. Thematically yes, specifically, no. Pass.
See it if A wise, sexy love story dance musical with that eerie edge. Theatergoers, support an interesting hybrid like this. Lovely small theater.
Don't see it if if you have no romantic interests, don't like dance, don't want newer experiences.
See it if smart literate and wise interesting tales with a bit of whimsy are for you. Special Praise for actors Sandra Bargman and Nick Giedris.
Don't see it if Smaller shows maybe are not for you
See it if An interesting, poetic yet realistic drama sounds right for you. Some strong acting. Cheers to Abbi Hawk! A Pulitzer Prize winning play.
Don't see it if Some actors are uneven in tone, at times, a bit too in your face. You're looking for something light.
Also A nice comfortable theater, great for seeing shows.
See it if a sexy, close-up nightclubby theatrical show happening all around you. Worth for just the committed, hot bodied dancers, within feet of you
Don't see it if a night-club hip-hoppy song-based musical might not appear to you; but go anyway for the interresting experience and the nice venue.
See it if This is a faithful, almost flawless reproduction of the Pulitzer Prize-winning classic. Stellar dancing and intense acting.
Don't see it if You want a fluffy night of theater. You don't love music,drama, and dancing.
See it if You enjoy great, warm, charmingly endearing performances! It made even Shakespeare fun for me.
Don't see it if Shakespeare is never for you.
See it if An imploring sad tale of a musical based of history appeals to you. Committed performances of good and better quality. Some great voices.
Don't see it if A generic older type musical doesn't appeal to you. A younger cast, when some older needed actors would have helped, doesn't annoy you.
See it if An imaginative image show with beautiful grand piano playing. Highly difficult to perform, they allow you backstage to see how it's done.
Don't see it if You need a storyline. Not wanting to relax and let the beauty bathe over you.
See it if Ambitious, interesting story creatively told. Harriet D. Foy as Makeda excels! Worth seeing tho the writing is not as good as it should be.
Don't see it if Over the top acting and situations ruin it for you. Some pandering in the plotlines and writing annoys you.
See it if Fantastic singing of the songs of Carmen by the cast. Acting is very good. Staging intimate and compelling.
Don't see it if Anika Noni Rose, as splendid, vibrant as she is , seems miscast in that she lacks that simmering selfish callousness inherent in that role.
See it if A fun night, nice performances, has some charm, baudy quirky nights amuse you.
Don't see it if Music of The Go-Gos do not amuse you. Guitar based rock band musicals might not be your Bway dream.