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See it if family drama with tension & humor, dealing with complex ideas many of us may face, but exagerated (I hope!) Great naturalistic performances
Don't see it if you are uncomfortable with life and death issues handled with tension and humor.
See it if funny contemporary adaptation of Richard III, so you see it if you know RIII and would enjoy it being made fun of, sly and smart adaptation
Don't see it if you want literal adaptation, you want straight presentation
See it if Close to best theater I have ever seen! Incredible performance of the behavior of autism and her extraordinary inner life. U will love her.
Don't see it if Tears, you will be moved to tears in empathy with her struggles and with joy at her accomplishments.
See it if you like imaginative theatrical staging, a story of progress towards equality of the sexes, and lack of progress. Very funny too!
Don't see it if there are a lot of stories in different styles and sometimes the transitions aren't clear, so don't see it if you don't want to work!
See it if -you are looking for a story of family, a perfect complement to this time of year; -you like the storytelling craft; -you believe in magic.
Don't see it if - you don't like one person shows - you want fluffy, noisy, boisterous diversional entertainment
See it if you like NY history and the origins of the Public Theater, and the complex personality of Joseph Papp.
Don't see it if you have trouble hearing. The director's choice to have the actors speak quietly would have been better served in a 50-seat theater.
See it if An original interpretation, all about the actors, minimal scenery
Don't see it if You don't know Hamlet inside-out, double casting makes it confusing as to which character is saying what!
See it if you like wordy intrigue, and a connection to real world history
Don't see it if you don't like over-sized theaters, too many characters, think about complex international relations
See it if Touching masterful acting. The script is about the characters' reactions to their circumstances, & the story is told in their performances.
Don't see it if you don't like to pay attention, be on the edge of your seat, cry at human loss.
See it if an astounding performance, brings you from a character that you might find unappealing to being totally on her side, audience was rivetted
Don't see it if rough language of a working-class British young woman
See it if a charming intimate piece of a woman's remembrance of her lost father, with a haunting live musical soundscape, very inventive
Don't see it if you want a straightforward narrative play, it's music but not a musical
See it if Unbelievably good piece - small, intimate, but excellent writing. Compresses the politics of the middle east into human, accessible terms.
Don't see it if You don't like one person shows (It is a two hander first act, solo second act)
See it if brings you quickly to empathize with the two characters, one of whom you might think you're pre-disposed to dislike! But tragedy awaits...
Don't see it if you don't want your mind opened and your heart broken.
See it if patience with the gimmicky concept pays off with engaging, intelligent philosophical questions
Don't see it if you can't get past the gimmicky concept
See it if like "The Women" but set in a teacher's lounge in Ireland - none of the glamour, but lots of the nasty repartee
Don't see it if you don't like accents and can't translate yourself back in time to understand why this probably made an impression when first produced
See it if a review of a great American songwriter, his songbook, and biography. Very traditional, but nicely done. Audience extraordinarily engaged.
Don't see it if you're looking for a cutting edge. It's Irving Berlin for pete's sake, not an EMD Latvian drag Emo operetta...
See it if brilliant acting, very physical, 4 actors playing multiple roles, and one who is a living metaphor. Stunning, all in the performances
Don't see it if need lots of imagination, almost no scenery and you need to follow the progression of the story carefully to understand who the actors becom
See it if you like a show that's in development with interesting ideas not fully fleshed out
Don't see it if character arc not clear, lack of character background / development, music is not distinct, staging is lots of sitting on stools
See it if completely original story, musical with different styles of music, touching, dark, romantic and in the end hopeful. Wonderful storytelling!
Don't see it if you only want a straight book musical
See it if you like a completely original story, an absurdist situation that is at once funny and totally understandable, a poingant conclusion
Don't see it if you don't like dinosaurs or don't want to use your imagination, it's not kitchen sink drama
See it if you like Harry Potter (naturally), but also to see a troupe of actors playing multiple roles in mastery of their craft
Don't see it if you don't like slap-dash scene changes, corny humour and the occasional fart joke
See it if you like complex storytelling with a dizzying array of characters telling a complex story of flawed people
Don't see it if you don't like a complicated plot; you need winners and losers - not sure there are any characters of redeeming character!
See it if fun, completely unique in its presentation and staging, enjoy cast right at your seat
Don't see it if looking for a straight book musical
See it if Saw 2nd preview & this was best play I've seen in years! Complex characters deal with complex situations which are proxies for real world.
Don't see it if YOU MUST SEE THIS PLAY. There is no "don't" there is only "get a ticket right now!"
See it if some pretty deep stuff delivered with humour, 2 British couples chatting, excellent acting around a script that rightly challenges
Don't see it if you don't like accents, and you want pure entertainment without thinking hard
See it if capture an emotion of post 9/11 in a way that can't help but grip you, great lines from the characters
Don't see it if what was disappointing was the completely forgettable score, should serve Tim Horton's doughnuts in the lobby
See it if You want an entirely sensory non-narrative, non-linear experience
Don't see it if Forced (by ushers!) separation from my companion made for miserable experience trying to find her, unable to follow anything going on
See it if Classic British sophisticated & amusing. Great performances of this rarely seen piece - lots of timely humour.
Don't see it if If you didn't like Downton Abbey!
See it if you like John Lequizamo, you want to learn truth about America you didn't know, and laugh while doing it
Don't see it if if you want to pretend anything that challenges your settled place in the world is wrong. Was a little rough in preview we saw.
See it if deals with real issues of race and shakes up your perceptions leaving you thinking and talking. You can't stop talking about it.
Don't see it if Your not interested in being challenged
See it if Really great jazz music and a hipster transported from another era - both cool and funny. Smart comic relief to the November doldrums!
Don't see it if You don't like humor that is thought-provoking, with wit.
See it if If you've never seen another production or the film. It's a great score and show but this is a mediocre production.
Don't see it if you are hoping for something new or a well-directed interpretation. Attempts to find alternate line readings leave jokes falling flat!
See it if wonderful writing - great language in the regional British working class characters.
Don't see it if you don't understand British accents and don't like learning new evocative lnaguage
See it if without words the actors are incredibly expressive and the emotion is even more pronounced. The touching reality of human frailty is amazing
Don't see it if you think puppets are just for fun - one puppet here is used for dramatic and emotional effect
See it if extraordinary performances from an original script
Don't see it if strange artificial direction which distracts from an excellently written straightforward story.