See it if You’re open to a rebirth rather than a revival of KMK. I’ve never scored 100 before. O’Hara is as a great a physical comedian as a vocalist.
Don't see it if You really, really hate musicals - even smart, funny ones. You really hate dance. Corbin Bleu dances on the ceiling! Breathtaking
See it if You’ll like the story of how a Jewish immigrant family & America impacted each other & how the financial industry came to be.
Don't see it if You don’t like plays over three hours. The Jewish immigrant story holds no interest. You don’t like seeing 3 actors playing many roles
See it if You want a masterclass in acting. Despite the dark humor, though, it's not a happy or particularly optimistic play about self-destiny
Don't see it if You don't like dramas with multiple themes & open ended questions. There's a lot to digest here. Are we our brother's keeper, for one.
See it if You like real drama about real people that hits you in the gut. This is not a play you enjoy so much as feel intensely.
Don't see it if You don't like contemporary drama that mirrors our times or if you don't like plays about race.
See it if you’ll enjoy a brisk comedy about fact based reporting v fudging facts in service of story. In another time, it would play quite differently
Don't see it if .you’re not prepared for a thinking piece on how to relay current events. There’s a lot of words & concepts. Also, no definitive conclusion.
See it if For Stockard Channing! Otherwise, the writing wasn't my taste & the message blurred. Lots of monologues & mannered staccato responses.
Don't see it if You like a plot. This family drama hammers the lead for putting her humanitarian work over family. But she's just mean & self-righteous.Why?
See it if You like family dramas and Kenneth Lonergan. The writing is so deft it pulls you right in for better or worse. But be prepared for worse
Don't see it if You prefer more of a plot. The story of the decline of an Alzheimer’s patient will be too upsetting.
See it if you'd like a novel "play-within-a-play" by an early (unrecognizable) Shaw. Sets & acting r great but too long & plays' themes don't meet.
Don't see it if You don't like very talky long shows. Also, in the spirit of the times, it is Acted with a capital A. There is humor. Oh - and singalongs.
See it if you want to see a moving and beautifully acted play about this painful piece of American history.
Don't see it if you want to see something more polished & gripping, which this has the potential to be.
See it if you like upbeat musicals w/a positive message that doesn't take itself too seriously. Actors are great & infectious music leaves u humming
Don't see it if you don't like musicals or only like them if they're Sweeney Todd or Les Miz.
See it if You want to be overwhelmed with beauty. This production created a new way to stage a musical. Its power still holds w/luscious music & dance
Don't see it if You won't be charmed by the beauty of the actors as animals. I returned to take my 7 year old nephew. He was mesmerized. Sit by center aisle
See it if You're at least somewhat familiar with Potter. If you are, it will be like the books opened & everyone came to life, powers intact.
Don't see it if You can't make the time commitment. Also - review book or movie 4 first. This represents the books better than the films did. I loved it.
See it if You like Stoppard & know “The Importance of Being Ernest” from which this borrows. You can get the jokes & themes while the rest washes over
Don't see it if You don’t like wordy plays. You don’t like absurdist humor. You don’t like plays with a lot of historical & artistic references.
See it if You’ll like a well-acted story about one family’s struggle with liberal principles vs self interest. A few new perspectives are offered.
Don't see it if You’re already aware of the issues around affirmative action & plays that tackle them wo innovative ideas for dialogue & solutions
See it if You enjoy dramas that raise issues of family responsibility, guilt, & loneliness, & ask what makes a person good or bad/happy or sad.
Don't see it if You’re expecting laughs. This “dark” comedy is intense & devastating & haunting. But the acting is brilliant - especially by Ms. Brewer.
See it if this is a favorite. The music & sets are as glorious as ever. The cast is very endearing.
Don't see it if you can't get Audrey Hepburn (or Marni Nixon or Julie Andrews) out of your mind no matter how much Ambrose tries to do so.
See it if You like non-traditional, immersive musicals, Caribbean music, & innovative, detailed sets. It extends all the way to the 1st row of seats
Don't see it if You don't like fables, stories of myth & adventure, a straightforward happy ending, or sand. See it anyway. The singing is heavenly.
See it if You like sketch comedy. You’re concerned about our nation today but need a laugh. You’re a feminist & don’t get those who say they aren’t.
Don't see it if You’re offended by: risqué humor, crude language, x-rated jokes, criticism of the current White House. You need a linear story
See it if You love tennis & plays that make you fill in the details. Amazing how you find yourself immersed in a game wo a ball being bounced
Don't see it if You don’t enjoy thinking/analyzing message plays. Not just about tennis but doing what you love & sticking w/it through life’s ups & downs
Also A diner menu is overwhelming. When they have a special, order it!
See it if You like a new spin on the Jane Austen classic.The story’s still there but w/actors playing multiple roles, inventive staging & comic bits
Don't see it if You’re a purist or if you don’t like slapstick comedy. Sometimes it’s a little over the top.
See it if You don’t mind a show that takes a while to make its point. You enjoy pondering the nature of time. You want to see exquisite costumes.
Don't see it if A slow moving drama is not your cup of tea.
See it if You like rom-coms with a dash of message and you like Jason Alexander. There’s many laugh out loud moments & the entire cast is wonderful
Don't see it if You don’t like sitcom-like plays or if you don’t want any politics mixed in with your comedies. There’s quite a bit here.
See it if Talented singers/actors can surpass story for you. It has some clever moments but not much story.
Don't see it if It was surprising to me that this was based on truth since the events were unbelievable to me. Made more sense after author talk back
See it if You like the classics and don't mind a modernized, succinct version with solid acting & innovative staging in a small (too warm) space.
Don't see it if -You like Ibsen unabridged & w/ more stage elements -Actors yelling for emphasis bothers you. -You don't want reminders of today's politics
See it if You liked the movie. Want to see a star turn from Santino Fontana & a talented cast. They do a good job updating.
Don't see it if You don’t like musicals. This runs long. The dialogue is humorous, The music not memorable. There’s language not for the kids.
See it if You love Sondheim. The songs & story are beautiful but don't let you off the hook. They make you think more than tap your toes.
Don't see it if You prefer traditional musicals. The plot goes backward & makes you reflect on your life. The performances are moving but the singing uneven
See it if The personal stories of a group of dancers auditioning for a show interests you. The deeply moving stories are hardly limited to performers
Don't see it if Even if you don’t like musicals, this is one of the greatest ever. The music, lyrics & dialogue are superb. This production is top notch
See it if You love Cher. The singing is tremendous, the staging innovative, the costumes glorious & the mood uplifting.
Don't see it if you don't like musicals and don't care for Cher. I'm not a big fan of jukebox musicals but this is terrific.
See it if You like your drama served up with generous portions of truth, humor, and uplift. The acting is superb.
Don't see it if You don’t like historical dramas or plays that reference the classics. There are highlights of Hamlet and Cyrano de Bergerac throughout.
See it if You're interested in the life of Shubert & his life & don't mind an ambitious portrayal that's a little rough around the edges.
Don't see it if you won't be forgiving of these actors who give a weak script their all. It just missed the mark. Better editing would've helped.
See it if EVEN if you've never been able to get into Checkov. This production makes him completely accessible & engrossing.
Don't see it if you don't like plays w/heavy dialogue, unhappiness, or on the human condition These people lead lives of quiet desperation. It's a lesson.
See it if You like Andy Karl & Samantha Barks (Eponine from movie Les Miz) as much as I do. They & the supporting cast give the show life.
Don't see it if Catchy pop tunes wedged into the beloved but now dated take off on My Fair Lady & Cinderella doesn’t entice. FYI-very suggestive sex scenes.
See it if You love art, you love theater and you love when they intersect. Very knowledgeable guide, Marin, took us from Ancient Greece to Picasso.
Don't see it if You don't want to learn new tidbits about favorite masterpieces. I got a new spin on messages conveyed by several masters.
See it if Great drama expressing the human experience will move you. Once in a great while, something like this comes along. It makes you think & feel
Don't see it if You don't like long shows (7 1/2 hrs total) or if the topic is too sad, although there's lots of humor. There is profanity & a nude scene
See it if You love the power of words. Even though it's all talking, the play draws you in completely. These 3 actresses gave a master class. Loved it
Don't see it if If you need constant linear action on stage. You don't want to think about your life's direction afterward.
See it if you like quirky, plot light character stories. Kudos to the actors for remembering all the non-linear dialogue
Don't see it if you need to see more plot progression and understand what's drawing two people together.
See it if You’re a big Donna Summer fan - even of her lesser known songs. And if a jukebox musical that glosses over the story won’t bother you.
Don't see it if You hoped for something more substantial. Even the highs are not high enough until the end. And the lows drag. The performers are angelic.
See it if GB Shaw, historical plays, and/or St Joan interest you. You like C Rashad. She's at her most powerful. You like to be swept away by words.
Don't see it if You can't sit through a long show filled with lots of dialogue no matter how interesting & clever. You like more interesting sets.
See it if you like musicals & can suspend disbelief for the sheer joy of this production. The talent, sets & music are wonderful. Slate IS SB.
Don't see it if you don't like *splashy* musicals. but you don't have to like the cartoon to like this. It's likely more fun to see it with kids as I did
See it if for Ridloff's breakout performance. Her signing is more eloquent than the dialogue. Jackson admirably speaks & signs his & her lines.
Don't see it if You need a faster paced plot. This one takes its time & also glosses over how their connection becomes romantic.
See it if You like historical drama & baroque music. The play is different & beautiful from the set to the acting. It’s funny, sad, & feels English.
Don't see it if You’re not a Rylance fan. You don’t like Opera. You need realism.
See it if You want to see a master class in acting. Lithgow’s every pantomime and every utterance is believable. You can even see the parrot!
Don't see it if You want a plotted story. This is a tribute by Lithgow to his dad - a moving one - in which he tells 2 short stories his Dad read to him
See it if You’re interested in dramas recounting the financial crises of the 80’s. You like innovative sets/lighting & great ensemble acting.
Don't see it if A lot of financial jargon makes your head spin. Also if you like shorter works. Act II moves more quickly with more suspenseful action.
See it if you've ever dieted or had any food issues. You'll identify w/the talented actors & laugh like crazy. But you'll also be moved by sad stories
Don't see it if You need a linear story line. You're not interested in personal sad stories. But, these characters all live and thrive on stage.
See it if You like subtle character studies that make you care & don’t let go. You want a show with hope & humanity. You like middle eastern music.
Don't see it if I was going to say if you don’t like musicals but this is more of a play with music that enhances understanding of the characters & story.
See it if you like the Hal Prince produced and/or directed musicals showcased. They're truly mini versions with sets/costumes/lights
Don't see it if You don't like musicals or you do like a story line. His plays take a back seat & only a bit of his career links the excerpts of 17 musicals
See it if You loved the story previously and are open to a revival with a fresh cast & interpretation
Don't see it if You loved the story previously and don't want to be disappointed. Don't like slow moving drama. People on either side of me fell asleep.
See it if You like modern drama with people uniquely responding to tough economic circumstances. There's growth but heartache.
Don't see it if You'll be offended by coarse language. You don't want politics in your drama. You don't like flashback, nonlinear storytelling.