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 want to have another dysfunctional family dinner with people you don't really like, but portrayed by a stellar cast
Don't see it if Your own dysfunctional family is enough for you to handle
See it if You want to contemplate civil rights issues from the female pov, interspersed with personal dynamics
Don't see it if You want a focused script that doesn't veer around too much, playwright seems uncertain about where it's all going .
See it if You love Hairspray , Something Rotten , and other old school musicals but with a modern heart...this time LGBT high schoolers
Don't see it if You don't want to spend time with an audience full of smiles, laughter , tears, and cheers.
See it if Imho the best play of the season (at least thus far), stellar cast, direction, writing
Don't see it if You don't want to laugh , cry, and think all in the course of 90 minutes
See it if You want to think about gay history while hearing songs that reflect an earlier era of crooning
Don't see it if You need more than 2 people performing and find gay romance boring (it isn't )
See it if You have a mother with whom you have issues , or like one person shows featuring very talented performers
Don't see it if You don't like small , basement theaters or dwelling on mother daughter relationships
See it if You want to ponder the complexity of being a woman today, through the insights of 5 masterful actresses
Don't see it if You are a misogynist or looking for a play to escape reality
See it if You want to see a Depression era tale overlayed with bluesy versions of Dylan songs done by a large, excellent troupe
Don't see it if You want musical comedy, this is a drama with music
See it if You want to see lesser known Gurney plays done masterfully , you laugh, you think, you cry that such a voice is gone
Don't see it if You don't like one act plays that make you think
See it if You want to spend time with a group of stereotypes hunkering down to ride out a hurricane . ..a bit too timely
Don't see it if You want depth of character and people you can relate to , predictable behavior and plot twists
See it if You want to learn a bit about a harrowing aspect of WWII that deserves a better script . Korean story with Korean cast.
Don't see it if You want rich, appropriate music, intelligent lyrics , and a book that honors the tragedy of these women . ..this is not it.
See it if You want to see what a high school angst musical could look like without dancing cafeteria trays , delightfully infectious
Don't see it if You're feed up with the problems facing adolescents or are just a grump.
See it if You want to ponder the complexity of love at any age, told in an impressionistic style as only Mee can do
Don't see it if You want traditional or avant garde theater , this is in the middle
See it if You want to see a fine cast confronting the gender and sexuality issues of the 21st century with humor and romance
Don't see it if You want a fully balanced presentation or are just uncomfortable with non heterosexual discourse
See it if You want to see another Mantello masterpiece , bringing back a possibly dated play with new eyes and even more depth
Don't see it if You are uncomfortable around gay telling their truths warts and all
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
See it if You liked The Grifters or The Sting and have any interest in snooker
Don't see it if You expect to understand what is being said throughout the play, between the dialog and accents , you'll be lost or frustrated
See it if Political correctness invades the prep for an elementary school play with a side trip through various acting styles
Don't see it if The PC police bore you
See it if You want to see a masterful performance by Close as Joan's mom. Play has some structural issues .
Don't see it if You have a problem with historical plays with contemporary dialog
See it if A near perfect merging of history lesson and biography with masterful cast of strong women
Don't see it if You have no interest in women's history
See it if You want to see a master class in acting by entire cast, telling the heartbreaking story of aging with humor and heart
Don't see it if Alzheimers hits too close , your heart will break with recognition
See it if you want to remember when all politics was local and the little things still mattered...as presented by an strong cast. Edie soars.
Don't see it if you hate politics or political humor
See it if You want to see a valentine to Broadway with a delightful young lead and a group of veteran musical performers
Don't see it if You want real comedy and depth of character , this is okay but wants to be great
See it if (If Mike Birbiglia wrote an episode of Schoolhouse Rock ) I mean that as a compliment . ..just can't think of a female example
Don't see it if You want to avoid thinking or were traumatized in social studies class in middle school or don't want to see strong women
See it if You want to see a great actress play a legendary actress tackling a great role , while balancing her love life and career
Don't see it if You have no interest in the history and dramaturgy of the theater . ..or want a light comedy
See it if The Apple Family plays go to Russia . Intimate , nuanced acting in the round . No bad seats.
Don't see it if You dislike Chekovian drama and want action , this is not your ideal.
See it if You want to see a modern look at the Book of Job overlayed with a look at family communication (featuring ASL).
Don't see it if You want light or mindless entertainment , this is demanding and deep .
See it if you love Carmen and want to see it transformed to the WWII South with an ensemble of incredible singers led by Anika Noni Rose
Don't see it if you are an opera hater or a purist
See it if You love drama told through dance with connecting dialog , a musical without lyrics or a dance with words , whatever , it works
Don't see it if You don't like dance or drama
See it if You want to see the work of a clever young playwright done by a masterful group of young(ish) actors . Gregg Mozart is a treat.
Don't see it if You want your Shakespeare done verbatim and are averse to disabled actors on stage.
See it if You want to see the best revival of the season done by a spectacular cast on a set that will amaze, with impeccable costumes.
Don't see it if You hate revivals or Shaw or both