See it if You’re a rhythm and blues fan, a fan of The Temptations, or just a fan of great singing and dancing.
Don't see it if You’re just NOT a rhythm and blues fan.
See it if You’re fans of the leads or Clintons-obsessed. Things hadn’t gelled by the time I saw this early preview.
Don't see it if You’re looking for a polished play instead of, basically, a rehearsal.
See it if You want to see a relevant contemporary drama further enlivened by great choral singing
Don't see it if You’re not interested in prep school, racial or LGBT themes
See it if You want to see some great performances in a problematic production
Don't see it if You’re not all that interested in the Bard or if you have low tolerance for eccentric directorial flourishes.
Also Jackson is magnificent.
See it if You want old-time craftsmanship to transport you to funny, romantic world of musical comedy heaven.
Don't see it if The show is 70 years old but does NOT show its age. Still, if you want a brand new show, this one may not work for you.
See it if You want to be engrossed in a family saga embedded in an ongoing political struggle with three-dimensional characters you can care about.
Don't see it if You are put off by Irish-accented English or by a 3 hours plus running time. If you don’t want to commit to a demanding but rewarding drama.
See it if You want to see an innovative production of a lesser-known but delightful Sondheim musical
Don't see it if If economy of means seems just cheap to you, if you want something lavish.
See it if You want to see a new, expert take on a beloved story, one that uses the particular resources of the theater. It’s not a movie, it’s a play!
Don't see it if Your familiarity with and devotion to the novel or the movie is such that you aren’t open to a new approach.
See it if Cher looms large in your legend and her hits recall special times in your life.
Don't see it if You want more theater-specific effects than having her played by 3 women. You don’t want to see, basically, a TV show.
See it if You like shows that use ALL of the resources of the theater to tell a compelling story.
Don't see it if Genius stagecraft isn’t enough to sustain your interest in a play.
See it if Family issues and particularly dementia resonate with you, if serious drama, levened with humor, makes for a worthwhile occasion.
Don't see it if If you’re looking for pure comedy and an upbeat theme.
See it if You are interested in/obsessed with truth, fake news, alternative facts, and “truthiness.” If journalism and the media excite you
Don't see it if You’re not interested in language as the subject of a comedy/drama.
Also This is a fascinating event.
See it if High school, or the memory of it, is among your most resonant experiences. You like high-energy musicals.
Don't see it if A show’s being “with it” doesn’t make up for emotional emptiness.
See it if You’re devoted to the script of the movie, because that’s what you get. No accommodations have been made to make it theatrical.
Don't see it if You have any respect for the distinctive crafts of the musical theater: lively book writing, character-specific songwriting, stage design!
Also I saw it for free and I still felt ripped-off!
See it if You’re a fan of Shakespeare, musical theater, lots of people on stage, infectious high spirits and good ole showbiz!
Don't see it if You like your Shakespeare straight.
Also One of the best evenings EVER at the Delacourt in Central Park.
See it if You’re up for something different, but tuneful, funny, with great dancing and a propulsive score!
Don't see it if You’re not a fan of The Go-Go’s music or you insist on conventional stories and shows.
See it if You’re up for a funny/sad drama, beautifully acted and directed about gay life, pre-AIDS, as it was lived by a specific group of men in 1968
Don't see it if You’re not interested in gay life or you’re hyper-sensitive to attitudes that may be considered politically incorrect nowadays.
See it if You like your Shakespeare magnificently performed, especially a difficult play like THE WINTER’S TALE.
Don't see it if You don’t like a mixture of comedy and tragedy in one play.
See it if The subject of personal integrity is interesting to you wrapped up in a funny, dramatic, well-acted package.
Don't see it if You’re not interested in “small” dramas.
See it if You’re a fan of small-scale interpersonal drama with intense and humorous aspects
Don't see it if You’re looking for spectacle or comforting comedy.
See it if You love expert magic tied to a theme of identity. If you’re open to having a profound and entertaining experience
Don't see it if You’re expecting a conventional play with a story or you refuse to suspend your disbelief even for the purpose of being entertained.
See it if You want to see rude text elevated by elaborate musical presentation. It sure ain’t dull.
Don't see it if The very idea of the Jerry Springer show raises your hackles.
See it if You’re a fan of Caribbean sounds, inventive staging and dramatic musicals.
Don't see it if It took a while but it won me over with its sheer energy.
See it if You’re already a Spongebob fan, or if you have no idea who he is. If you’re up for a silly, visually amazing experience
Don't see it if You have a low threshold for silliness!
See it if You’re desperate to see a Frankenstein tale that focuses on Mary Shelley.
Don't see it if “Frankenstein: The Musical” makes you expect a musical version of Frankenstein.
Also Robert Fairchild’s artistry needs support from the text
See it if If seeing Schumer, Key, Benanti, etc live on stage is enough to satisfy you
Don't see it if You expect more than a celebrity driven joke fest
Also I saw an early preview when the show still needed to settle in
See it if You want to experience what it felt like to live at the height of the AIDS crisis. If you want an epiphany that can happen only in theater
Don't see it if You're not interested in AIDS as a subject.
See it if You love the play and want to see an eccentric contemporary production
Don't see it if If you like your Shakespeare straight
Also Superb cast, flaccid direction
See it if You're up for a bright, moving crowd-pleasing, swingin' time
Don't see it if You're not interested in a post WWII exploration of veterans and their struggles.
See it if You know the book and want to see "what they've made of it." If you like intense experiences.
Don't see it if You're squeamish about fictional depictions of torture
See it if You're up for a rollicking good time with stirring music fleshing out an unusually imaginative premise.
Don't see it if You're looking for something big and flashy -- or with more than two characters!
See it if You like fine acting even in an otherwise disappointing vehicle. You're willing to settle for jokes rather than humor.
Don't see it if You're expecting, considering the title, something with depth and insight.
See it if You are interested in the ongoing Israeli/Palestinian conflict and are up for a lot of good talk.
Don't see it if You aren't interested in the Palestinian/Israeli conflict. You're not up for a lot of talk, however well done.
See it if You love farce beautifully executed, if you want to laugh and laugh and laugh
Don't see it if You don't like farce