See it if You want to see a reinvention of the musical as mash-up, a spectacle of dance, color, and song. Thrilling (I'd see it again in a heartbeat.)
Don't see it if You don't like pop music. You have no sense of irony. You want a serious drama, thoughtful narrative
See it if you have an ear for beautifully crafted musical compositions. If so, this will blow you away.
Don't see it if You're looking for spectacle. If so, you've come to the wrong show. No costumes. No band. No sets to speak of. Just STUNNING music.
See it if You want to see a full on spectacle of a Broadway show with big singing, sets, costumes, and great dancing....with a powerful message.
Don't see it if I don't know who shouldn't see this really. It's fantastic.
See it if You want to see a master actor (Sarandon) at work in a very intimate setting. Her subtle work is a joy to see.
Don't see it if If you're not prepared to see a new play that still needs some tweaking.
See it if you'd enjoy an original story of a bold woman in the political machine of fifty years ago. A provocative drama.
Don't see it if You want Broadway dazzle. You don't want to have to listen to dialogue.
See it if you appreciate gorgeous music (non-traditional), you want to see an intimate and entirely original comedy/drama on Broadway
Don't see it if you're looking for Disney or yet another revival, you must have spectacle
See it if you're interested in a sharply drawn cutting edge work that is both hilarious and poignant in its depiction of the young female experience.
Don't see it if Are offended by foul-mouthed pre-teens (as imagined by the 30ish author).
See it if you possibly can before it closes. The mix of a studied exploration of vets' experiences mixed with dancing and singing is welcome/unique.
Don't see it if You can't bear to see people sing and dance?
Also The presence of actor/musicians on stage is an added attraction.
See it if you are willing to enter into the naturalistic world of a flawed family (hence the title).
Don't see it if you were hoping to see a musical. They do sing one song though!
See it if you want to see Sarah Jones' brilliant character work in the service of a provocative topic. Funny too.
Don't see it if you can't deal with a work-in-progress, one that hasn't found its full emotional/narrative power yet.
See it if You're interested in the world. Never heavy handed, the artist allows you to make the connections between race, prisons, education yourself
Don't see it if You want light sit-com sort of entertainment.
See it if You enjoy big, brassy musicals (there's even a stellar tap number) paired with ironic, witty book/lyrics. Music is fun too!
Don't see it if You want a serious dramatic work. (Serious purpose here but expect spontaneous eruptions of singing.)
See it if You want to see consummate performers in fine form. You enjoy witty lyrics/book. Funny!
Don't see it if You want to hear an original score. The music is repetitive and tedious.
See it if you're interested in provocative works by new voices that have not been heard in musical theater. This is truly an original work.
Don't see it if you can't deal with explicit sexual/queer references.
See it if You want to see a show that is Broadway bound in an intimate theater space. POWERFUL voices deliver moving songs and theater.
Don't see it if If you're looking for a conventional feel-good musical.
See it if You're interested in a fresh take on a classic, harnessing contemporary Black cultural references.
Don't see it if you don't want to see a classic play or if you hold the Bard's work so tightly, you can't imagine a modern reinvention.
See it if you want to see the reinvention of the Broadway musical in our time. An important work for its meaning and also its format.
Don't see it if you don't want to try to follow rapid fire lyrics in a hip-hop format. But you really should.
See it if you love these songs and want to hear/see them performed. You're ok with jukebox musicals.
Don't see it if You get antsy sitting through 90 minutes of high-intensity singing with no story (I did.)
See it if you want to see a talented actor/writer push the boundaries of theater at the same time engaging the tiny group lucky to be in the audience.
Don't see it if you want to see a traditional play (but boy, will you be missing out on what can happen in a piece like this.)
See it if you don’t need emotional engagement in a play that considers heady moral questions, you like informational theater, you’re a Bronowski fan
Don't see it if you enjoy theater that is emotionally involving, is relationship-driven, as well as intellectually stimulating.
See it if you possibly can before it closes. This is the rare musical that is actually better than the movie it's based on! Much more profound.
Don't see it if If you don't like musicals. A few songs are sleepers but the overall experience is uplifting and moving.
See it if You want to see some talented performers doing an early Jonathan Larson (Rent) work.
Don't see it if You're expecting spectacle. This is a bare-bones but really entertaining musical.