See it if You want to see a stellar cast of actors share a story of politics and politicians with humor and drama. History is a verb.
Don't see it if You have no interest in politics and politicians
See it if You want to explore the residue of genocide across generations with a 70s rock concert mixed in
Don't see it if You have no interest in politics and history or hate loud music
See it if You want to see a masterful performance of a poem you probably won't understand fully, particularly if you haven't read it in advance
Don't see it if You like your theater in a more traditional mode
See it if You appreciate Kate Hamill's writing and performing, you'll like this one. Interesting approach to well known material .
Don't see it if You expect real horror and bloodletting. This is stylized and moving.
See it if You are a fan of multigenerational romance done by an exemplary cast, with music that makes your heart sing along
Don't see it if You are looking for broad comedy or hate musicals
See it if You enjoy teen age angst tales with fantasy appearances by Oscar winning actresses that are never truly explained
Don't see it if You expect a fully developed play but enjoy watching actors giving their best to make it work
See it if You are a fan of the Charles Busch style of theatrics , a bit Betty Davis , a bit Mae West; great costumes , great wigs.
Don't see it if You expect belly laughing or original scripting
See it if You like Irish accents in a familiar story of forming a high school band with tones of Duran Duran and some family drama
Don't see it if You expect fully developed characters and memorable tunes
See it if You like your Shakespeare abridged and condensed to the point of incomprehension
Don't see it if You are not familiar with the play already , otherwise you will find it impossible to follow
See it if You want your musicals to be challenging and important . Reminded me of Dead Man Walking but without the gore.
Don't see it if You expect comedy.
See it if You are a Foote completist and missed this one earlier when it must have worked better and won the Pulitzer .
Don't see it if You become impatient with over acting or expect consistent styles from all actors. What may have been daring 25 yrs ago seems flat.
See it if You are a fan of reduced cast productions of classic plays, this has only 5 actors
Don't see it if You expect Rostand, this adaptation bounces between comedy and drama awkwardly , don't expect Fiasco or Bedlam .
See it if You like Shakespeare history plays, but with American protagonists . ..and no attempt at poetry
Don't see it if You have no affinity for history or have a limited attention span .
See it if You have ever wondered what actors are actually thinking while auditioning . Is Shakespeare still relevant ? Short answer..yes.
Don't see it if You have no patience for actors and/or Shakespeare , but in that case you wouldn't have come to this show at all.
See it if Want to delve into back story of music and musicians , told in a well paced production by a talented group
Don't see it if You like large proscenium theaters and are looking for romance or dancing
See it if You enjoy traditional musical comedy with mostly forgettable music but a few sure fire laughs. If you like The play that goes wrong
Don't see it if You want depth and character development
See it if You appreciate Shepard's take on the downfall of the American dream, this done with more humor than usual . And there's a lamb.
Don't see it if You want a traditional comedy or need to be done in under 90 minutes . This is more like 150.
See it if You want to combine theater and Intro to Philosophy in a way that is more engaging than college ever was
Don't see it if You need action without being expected to listen carefully and think...but still be entertained
See it if you want to see a great Irish play done by an exemplary cast in an intimate, effective setting...and MA Plunkett is stunning
Don't see it if you hate accents and heavy plays about the tolls of war and independence
See it if You relish the combo of exciting staging, fine acting, and a story that makes you laugh and think hard about recent history . Go!
Don't see it if You have no interest in the state of journalism or how it got to today's condition
See it if You are a fan of personal vignettes ala Anna Devere Smith, this time about immigration and border policies .
Don't see it if You expect flow and dramatic momentum , this needs more variety and dimension
See it if You want a revisal of the classic movie switched to Broadway and trying to address the "me too" concerns...great cast, great book
Don't see it if You are looking for something totally innovative . This is old school musical comedy.
See it if You are willing to give little known Jacobean play a chance, it's like watching lesser Shakespeare . ..in a tight production
Don't see it if You hate Shakespeare , duplicity , murder, and/or mayhem...in modern dress
See it if You like your vintage Bway deconstructed to bring out all the heartache and distrust of the story with little humor or heart
Don't see it if You actually expect good singing and dancing...or hate gun shots
See it if You are a Wilson completist, anxious to see this seldom done piece. All 4 actors at top of their game.
Don't see it if You have no patience for slow development or prefer musicals
See it if You want a masterclass in subtle acting from a national treasure who brings depth and warmth to whatever she does
Don't see it if You are expecting a full scale production with multitudes of actors
See it if You want to explore the story from the creature POV and enjoy two handers with most a one woman show
Don't see it if You expect dynamic pacing and a script with passion, this has neither sadly
See it if You want to spend time with loving, caring Black men who happen to be gay and love barbeque, a mix of harsh language and smooth music
Don't see it if You have a problem with strong accents and gay humor
See it if You are interested in theater history and unknown works that deserve viewing
Don't see it if You are turned off by historical references and Irish accents
See it if You are fan of original movie and enjoy Duncan Sheik music, talented cast
Don't see it if You are expecting large scale musical, this is mainly low key but entertaining.
See it if You want to see Shakespeare treated with care and heart combining romance and bawdy humor , by a cast who seem comfortable.
Don't see it if You can't sit through 2 1/2 hours of verse
See it if You relish original theatrical magic done with documentary precision, it is more engaging than I expected
Don't see it if Your MAGA hat is well worn and your tv set to Fox "news". This will upset you.
See it if You want to delight in a stunning production of a lesser known comedy from 19th century in an intimate off Broadway setting
Don't see it if You have trouble with accents or period pieces
See it if You are an Iconis completist , like girl groups, women's prison movies , and bright , young talent
Don't see it if You need male voices and intricate rhymes
See it if You relish spending time being an observer of human behavior among an intriguing array of people. The Apple's neighbors .
Don't see it if You prefer heavy plotting and all questions to be answered
See it if You a fan of ADS and her style of oral history drama, even when she is not actually on stage . This play is still powerful .
Don't see it if You expect to see Anna Devere Smith or a traditionally cast play .
See it if You want a masterclass in acting from 2 of the best , they make you care even when the play may have left you confused
Don't see it if You need all points made clear and no questions left to answer
See it if You enjoy contemplating the intricate battle between faith and redemption in a historic setting
Don't see it if You expect action and comic relief . This is a true story with nothing light going on . Expect to be challenged and moved.
See it if You are a fan of book and don't mind adaptation , liked Hammils other works
Don't see it if You're expecting Austen humor or pace, this is darker and slow...crying out for some comedy or light...but that's not Alcott.
See it if You want a unique experience in musical theater combining discussion of digital dependence and glorious a capella singing
Don't see it if You want traditional music and comedy, this way too realistic for you
See it if You already know (and love) the Shakespeare play and want to see it attempted by a group of energetic young women
Don't see it if You don't already understand the plot, it gets muddled here. Pet peeve- volume does not equal emotion...just yelling .
See it if You want to see 2 stellar actresses working hard to make an uneven play make sense...and almost successful
Don't see it if You don't care for show tune references mixed with dysfunctional family tumult
See it if You want to get lost in the life of one of America's greatest poets as portrayed by a terrific actress who commands the stage
Don't see it if You hate one person shows, poetry, or thoughtful prose
See it if You are a fan of the movie or quirky family relationship plays like Next to Normal, Bryce Pinkham is charming
Don't see it if You only like musical comedy, this is more drama with music
See it if A respectable production of an American classic with a luminous Benning at the center , you can't take your eyes off her
Don't see it if You are looking for new insights into Miller , this offers nothing unexpected
See it if You want to experience an epic master class in acting and storytelling with 3 flawless performers tracing a notable family story
Don't see it if You want flashy costumes or musical numbers or don't really care about the background of modern banking
See it if You can handle intense relationship by people who really shouldn't with fine acting by small cast, Linklater is endearing
Don't see it if You think dysfunction belongs in the therapist office, not on stage
See it if You are total Nathan Lane fans who applaud him for taking chances on new works, even when they are in need of drastic rethinking
Don't see it if You don't like poetry, Shakespeare , farts, or dancing penises.
See it if You want to enjoy a new take on old myths , Orpheus and Eurydice have never been hipper. Small show with big aspirations .
Don't see it if You expect traditional Broadway show tunes or a comedy