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See it if You don’t mind sitting for 7 hours, watching beautiful young, white, gay men clamor on about everything from love to sex to politics to.
Don't see it if If you can’t sit still. Or if you want action, as opposed to talk, or if you abhor sentimentality. Or you don’t want to cry.
See it if To see a refreshing, fun, and intelligent satire on both high school & slasher films. Excellent music & direction, and amazing singing.
Don't see it if You want a serious musical, or are not into satire about high school or slasher movies, or not into pop music
See it if You are interested in a play “of ideas”, from the POV of the parents of 2 teenage boys, one of whom may be bullying the other.
Don't see it if You need a play w action. The dialogue is credible, and the first 60 mins are interesting. It falls apart tho w over-dramatic plot points
See it if You love Glenda Jackson. She is a force of nature. Otherwise, this is a confusing, directorial mess, w headache-inducing John Cage music
Don't see it if You are ok w missing Glenda Jackson in the role of a lifetime. Better to live w the memories of her remarkable performance in 3 Tall Women
See it if You’re looking for an intelligently-written and well-acted, insightful, solo show, that does not pander, and is also entertaining
Don't see it if You do not like thoughtful solo shows, or the material of child sexual abuse makes you uneasy. Which is the point, however.
See it if You are interested in plays of ideas about politics and relationships. And to see the terrific acting of Uma and Blair.
Don't see it if You are expecting “Kill Bill“, or nudity. Though fans of Uma won’t be disappointed in that regard. 😮
See it if You want to see a musical that is relevant, and has interesting things to say about bullying and how social media affects our lives
Don't see it if You are expecting a traditional musical, and simply want to be entertained, or are afraid of being moved emotionally.
See it if If you're a fan of Sarah Ruehl and/or Kathleen Chalfant, and like quirky scripts with a homespun glow.
Don't see it if If you are expecting linear drama with a clear throughline or any strong message. And if you don't like "quirky" plays
See it if You love hearing masterpieces of the Broadway theater sung brilliantly by a talented, hard-working cast, esp if you have seen the originals.
Don't see it if You are expecting anything more than brilliant musical theater songs sung brilliantly. The script dealing w/ Prince's life is unnecessary.
See it if You want to feel good about humanity again, living in this crazy post-9/11 T***mpian world. Joyous and heartfelt, without sentimentality
Don't see it if You only enjoy "conventional" musical staging. This is non-stop action, with all 12 actors on stage at every moment. Much is done w/ chairs.
See it if You want to see a mildly-entertaining show about a British comedy troupe, or if you're all about set design, which is fantastic.
Don't see it if You expect any dramatic interactions among the characters, or clever dialogue or plot, as in "Noises Off".
Also The set design is the star here.
See it if You want to see an intelligent drama, beautifully directed with an exquisite ensemble and gorgeous lighting, with themes relevant to today
Don't see it if You want mindless entertainment
See it if You are willing to take a risk and let this 2person extremely ambitious rock/techno musical take you to wherever it takes you.Amazing talent
Don't see it if You are only interested in conventional musicals. Think sort of Hedwig meets Rent meets a techno Rock concert
See it if You love Patti and Christine, and enjoy watching these 2 powerhouses deliver in both their singing and acting
Don't see it if You aren't a particular fan of the above divas. They are the reason to see it. Their final scene and songs deliver!
See it if You want to see amazing performances, innovative choreography, and an ambitious script, with a hot original big band score.
Don't see it if If you want a mindless "jukebox" big band musical. There are darker themes here, to accompany the high-energy performances.
See it if You want to watch masters of the art of acting sink their teeth into juicy roles, and enjoy classic, well-made plays played to the hilt.
Don't see it if You are bored with classic, well-made plays that require active listening and attention to verbal banter.
See it if If you can get seating ON STAGE. This musical is meant to be intimate, and seems to not work for those who see from audience. On stage:fun!
Don't see it if You are looking for a conventional night out. The story is complex, but you don't need to know War and Peace to follow. Music is eclectic.
See it if You are a Glenn Close fan. She is the only reason to see this classic film re-creation w/ a repetitive score. Or if you happen to like ALW.
Don't see it if You've seen the movie and don't want to see its musical adaptation bloated with chorus numbers and an often excruciatingly repetitive score.
See it if You want to see Kevin Kline basically give a master class in comic timing, both physical and verbal. And for lovers of Noel Coward comedies.
Don't see it if You are bored with verbally witty "drawing room" comedies from another era. You're not a fan of Kevin Kline.
See it if You like dialogue-driven family plays that are funny, moving & thought-provoking. Think Clyborne Park meets August:Osage County
Don't see it if You get bored or restless at thought-provoking, dialogue-driven plays.
See it if You (w/ or w/o your child) can handle a "children's" musical that is a bit bawdy, naughty, clever, and not politically correct. Great fun!
Don't see it if If you want "Mary Poppins".
See it if You like productions on Broadway that are minimal (2 ch/no set) and a bit pretentious, not the usual spectacle. Or a fan of Mary L Parker
Don't see it if You want spectacle, a clearly understandable script, or you don't want to pay Bway prices for slight off-Bway play
See it if For an entertainly, often absorbing play about families, Above all, see if for the astonishing Jane Alexander, James Cromwell & Michael Urie
Don't see it if If you want a splashy musical
See it if You love the musical. This production does it justice, especially with Laura Benanti as Eliza. Colorblind casting that works!
Don't see it if You don’t like “My Fair Lady”
See it if Not a fan of the play, but worth it just for Ethan Hawke’s amazingly transformative performance. See if u r Sam Shephard fan
Don't see it if You are expecting anything profound.
See it if U want to be pleasantly surprised with a show abt 20-something NYCers. The execution is fresh & fun & the gr8 actors r also xpert musicians
Don't see it if You are not into pop music, or the issues of 20-something NYCers. It give it a chance. It may surprise you.
See it if You would like to see a uniformly excellent large cast, including many kids, animals, have a blast weaving a well-written Irish yarn
Don't see it if You can’t sit through 3 hours, or you are not interested in an Irish, large cast, non-musical, with a political theme (tho also very funny)
See it if If you need to see Michael C.Hall in person,I guess.
Don't see it if You have ANYthing else to do-watch paint dry. Wait for water to boil. See a snail cross a road. Truly an excruciatingly exercise in banality
See it if You would enjoy a funny & thoughtful play about a future in which women are extinct, and men start a feminist movement to bring them back
Don't see it if You are more drawn to linear drama & are adverse to just a little bit of fun audience participation (one of the most thought-provoking bits)
Also Great sets and effects for an Off B'way house!
See it if If you like small (2 person) plays that explore the earlier years of the AIDS epidemic, but never manipulative, and always interesting
Don't see it if You prefer linear, predictable tearjerkers that manipulate your emotions. Or if you are not interested in revivals of a "period" (90s) piece
See it if You want to see a unique musical, different from anything else on Broadway. With amazing middle east musicians and terrific acting/singing
Don't see it if You don’t have the attention span for a musical that takes its time with moments, or if you expect a traditional Broadway musical
See it if You are interested in seeing a good attempt by a young theater company to depict the life of a young gay man dealing w drug addiction
Don't see it if You are expecting any real new insights, or if you need some levity with your drama
See it if You are excited about the discovery of a "lost" playwright. If you are a fan of Chekhov, Ireland & intimate, funny, heart-breaking moments.
Don't see it if You are expecting "Cats". Or if you have a TV attention span. (though, these are 4 1-act plays, so something new every 1/2 hour!)
See it if You want to see a classic play on political buffoonery made totally relevant by a master class of brilliant comic actors, starting w Urie.
Don't see it if You don't like intelligent comedy, coupled with masterful physical comedic timing.
See it if You like your musicals LOUD & NON-STOP. If you enjoy the circus. If you want to see Andy Carl (who is wonderful and works REALLY hard.)
Don't see it if You expect a tender, intimate portrayal, like the movie. You get headaches easily with too much going on. Or you have ADD.
See it if You are interested in revivals of "forgotten" musicals, you are a fan of City Center Encores series,and love great, full orchestra & singing
Don't see it if Dated musicals from the '60s bore you, or if you need something more modern.
See it if You like plays that are dense with intelligent political discourse, and you are interested in the topic of the Israeli/Palestinian conflict
Don't see it if You are bored with any of the above. Or you wanted to see Cats, but couldn't get tickets.
See it if You thinking mixing a dense political topic with exuberant hip hop music is refreshingly unique. And if you love dizzying staging & movement
Don't see it if You need to understand all of the lyrics. The lyrics fly by fast and furious, and the sound system at the small theater is not equipped.
See it if You are a supporter of new plays, and are interested in family dramas, revolving around conflicts of faith (Jewish & Muslim)
Don't see it if You are not interested in thought-provoking plays, or if you are not forgiving of flaws in the writing.
See it if You enjoy plays that make you think, laugh and feel and if you want to see some fine acting. Knowledge of the Ibsen plays is a +, ok if not.
Don't see it if You don't have the concentration for a play of ideas, and need to check your phone and text during the play (as the kid in front of me did)
See it if You are a Sondheim fan. You are a "Sunday..." fan You are a Jake Gyllenhall fan You want to see an EXCELLENT revival of a Pulitzer winner
Don't see it if You don't care about any of the above, or if you have no interest in a score with brilliant lyrics that explores the life of being an artist
See it if You enjoy interactive theater experiences that are clever and keep you moving (physically). And if you're a fan of MacBeth (not necessary!)
Don't see it if You hate interactive theater.
See it if You like intelligent, thought-provoking scripts that explore ideas of the human condition, and you don't mind slow action or need ez answers
Don't see it if You prefer fast-paced action with a Lot of dialogue, or if u don't like "6 people locked together in a place and see what happens" plays
See it if If u grew up w Carole King, or simply love her music. If you want to see how a "jukebox" musical can be done. If u want grt entertainment
Don't see it if You hate any type of jukebox musical. You have in no interest in the history or music of the late 1950s, 60s & early '70s. If you want Cats
See it if You like intelligent theater that is also funny, and with strong acting
Don't see it if You don't like plays that are referenced to other theater, e.g. "Godot" Or if you want spectacle or "Cats"