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 like Ludwig plays even when only sporadically funny, talented actors working hard to make it work
Don't see it if You expect farce, this is no Lend Me a Tenor...not even its sequel . Strong production values for play that needs a rewrite
See it if You want to have a visceral experience of anger and hope and despair told through song by a uniformly excellent cast
Don't see it if You have no interest in the Depression and want something light and tappable .
See it if You hope to find the superhero in each of us...and love to hear Baldwin and Pinkham at their best
Don't see it if You are a super disbeliever who doesn't want to give new work a chance
See it if You are looking for a new take on a classic work, done in a respectful /respectable production that happens to be in Yiddish
Don't see it if You don't like super titles or are expecting some totally new approach
See it if You want to see where Lerner and Loewe began, with some hints of what was to come...glimpses of themes that will become MFL
Don't see it if Mufti is what mufti is...no frills, under rehearsed , but full of energy
See it if Three hours of Irish family life and history that flies by, done by an exquisite cast with no weak links
Don't see it if You have a limited attention span and hate accents
See it if Two fine actors explore the intricacies of death and grief in parallel but truly different pieces by outstanding playwrights
Don't see it if You're looking for lighter fare and don't want to be challenged
See it if Strong Irish drama that is not produced often , large cast, great set
Don't see it if Trouble with dialects , helps if you know your Irish history
See it if You like to see shows that were shunned originally get remastered to shine, even if for only a short time
Don't see it if You like flash and dazzle, that's not what Mufti is about
See it if You want to be challenged to confront issues of sexuality , power, and race
Don't see it if You have a problem with strong accents , theater in the round , or sexuality .
See it if You have time to indulge an actress to reminisce about her late husband as she reads a letter to him for 90 minutes
Don't see it if You expect action or sets or verbal variety , this is laconic and static
See it if You like to see new works in their development, even if they seem uncertain about their own raison d'etre
Don't see it if You have had enough people talking their way through rehab with no real purpose or direction
See it if A classic of American literature brought to life for a new generation , full of heart and joy , thoughtful and inspirational
Don't see it if You want a sitcom or a musical , but go anyway. You'll love it.
See it if You appreciate lyrical writing about the tumult of burgeoning love (young and older ) told in a duo of intimate pieces
Don't see it if You want space and extravagant production
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
See it if You want to experience a totally satisfying production of a timeless classic done by a cast of exceptional actors
Don't see it if You have trouble with accents and historical drama...even with humor
See it if You enjoy fresh takes on longstanding issues of beauty and self image as told by a totally engaged company of actors and musicians
Don't see it if You hate audience response and have no patience for new works that may be a bit too long
See it if You want to see a quintessential mufti performance of a show that never made it to NY . ..controversial at best
Don't see it if Don't think obsession and pedophilia mixed with murder are the stuff musicals are made of .
See it if A refreshingly original take on the perils of finding love as portrayed by a multi talented cast
Don't see it if You have become cynical to the possibility of finding the right person
See it if Strindberg is an acquired taste, but this translation brings out the humor in a truly dysfunctional marriage
Don't see it if You have a low attention span or like your plays to be clearly comedy or drama . ..not both
See it if You are interested in an exploration of race in the movies, followed by a campy reduction of a scholarly discussion
Don't see it if You want 2 acts that match with each other and look for subtle acting , this has too much indicating and shouting
See it if You understand the complex nature of families each dealing with their own demons. You laugh. You cry.
Don't see it if You seek fluff or have trouble confronting your own issues as portrayed by a fine troupe
See it if So much has been said...just go and relish the experience
Don't see it if Don't like message pieces or thinking about unexplored issues in new ways
See it if You want to see a production of Sondheims masterwork done in true Fiasco form. Clear, concise , thoughtful .
Don't see it if You like big, flashy musical numbers with lots of belting...or can't cope with reverse chronology
See it if You like to see rarely produced plays by renowned playwrights , with excellent casts and cogent direction
Don't see it if You want a musical or to keep your entertainment apolitical
See it if You want to wallow in holiday joy and kick start your celebration of all things Christmas
Don't see it if Bah humbug . ..just go and enjoy.
See it if You are a Stoppard fan and love to tackle his verbal puzzles
Don't see it if You want to be spoonfed the answers to life's big questions