See it if you’re a student of History or enjoy docudramas. The play is well staged but lacks theatrical sizzle & deeper insight into its characters.
Don't see it if you need fast-paced plays that challenge your ideas & emotions. This often seems more like a re-enactment of history than exciting theatre.
See it if you love parodies & have seen lots of Broadway. If you’re a follower of past installments, this needs a sharper edge.
Don't see it if you expect to laugh & giggle at pure, shameless fun. The insights & observations on the current state of Broadway lack true wit & satire.
See it if you like serious underlying themes with your comedy. These characters & racial situations are challenging, provocative & uncomfortable.
Don't see it if you’re too impatient to sit for over 2 hours without a break. The play is well acted & staged but too long & the second part needs trimming.
See it if you like fluffy, Vegas-y musicals w/pop tunes galore & shows that are all style over substance. You’ll come out humming the sets & costumes!
Don't see it if you need more than eye-popping visuals and one knockout performance by Danny Burstein to hold your interest. Aimed at the tourist crowds.
See it if you like new concept musicals with some great performances, jazz-infused tunes, moody atmosphere and constantly inventive staging.
Don't see it if you need fully-rounded, believable characters, a varied score and different source material. Razor thin plot. Lots of style over substance.
See it if you loved “Tootsie,” the film, but want to see how something can be successfully re-imagined for the stage. This is surprisingly funny.
Don't see it if you like stage adaptations where the film is literally transferred to the stage, word for word. This approach never works.
See it if you like Janet McTeer and strong acting by a talented ensemble or enjoy plays based on historical characters.
Don't see it if you don’t like talky, deliberately -paced plays that are over-written and underdeveloped but based on well-known, historical characters.
See it if you know nothing about British billiards (snooker) and love funny, cleverly-plotted, twisty plays with a great ensemble.
Don't see it if you have little patience for talky, intricate plays with heavy British accents or subjects that you think won’t hold your interest.
See it if you love Bizet’s classic operatic score, or you want to experience superlative singing, creative staging & a knockout ensemble. A Must See!
Don't see it if you only like big, commercial Broadway shows that are bombastic or you dislike artsy, minimalist stagings of older classics.
See it if you love Shaw’s story and the classic Lerner & Lowe score, or if you think old musicals can’t be updated or made more relevant today.
Don't see it if you don’t enjoy musicals with excellence in every department.
See it if you enjoy thoughtful, intimate musicals with Jewish & LGBT themes.
Don't see it if you don’t like musicals that cram in too many subjects & ideas and have too many shifts in mood.
See it if you’ve never seen an Encores! revival, or you enjoy darker, romantic & decadent musicals reminiscent of “Cabaret” by Kander and Ebb.
Don't see it if you prefer lighter musicals, or you don’t like multi-character plots with Brechtian overtones & haunting music reminiscent of Kurt Weill.
See it if 9/11 is a subject you want to re-examine from a different angle or if you wouldn’t have thought it possible to musicalize this tragic event.
Don't see it if you don’t like a 12-cast ensemble playing dozens of characters & enacting a historical piece with minimal sets, costumes and staging.
See it if you like fairy tale musicals with great singing & immersive staging, a strong cast & a melodic score with infectious Caribbean rhythms!
Don't see it if you don’t like musicals with messages that are convoluted or over simplified and the sound is over amplified causing lyrics to be missed.
See it if you’re tired of the glitziness & over-the-top wailing of most Broadway fare. This is a haunting, romantic & heaven-sent musical for adults.
Don't see it if you have no patience for slowness & subtlety in plot & action, or you dislike stories about isolated people yearning to make a connection.
See it if you want a wild, theatrical roller coaster ride or if you think the dark politics of the Reagan era are behind us and not resonant.
Don't see it if you’re a sheltered individual easily upset by adult content, lgbt themes & frank language, or you prefer lighter entertainment.
See it if you love revisionist plays based on classics. Even if you’re unfamiliar with “Howard’s End,” this LGBT-themed production packs a wallop.
Don't see it if you’re not into memorable, adult, emotional plays. This is a beautiful, intensely involving theatrical experience that is richly rewarding.
See it if you like new musicals whether they’re ready for prime time or not. This work needs much sharper writing and a more specific point of view.
Don't see it if you expect a fully realized musical. It’s too campy in its approach & execution. The clever premise needs stronger performers & direction.
See it if you enjoy a landmark production. Great staging, dazzling sets & costumes & an inspired, heartfelt performance by Hannah Corneau as Elphaba.
Don't see it if you don’t like re-imagined classic stories or don’t enjoy Broadway musical spectacles.
See it if you’ve never seen “King Lear” or the towering Ms. Jackson on stage before. Gold directs a wildly uneven production of Shakespeare’s opus.
Don't see it if you don’t like a 2 hour first act (which flies by), intrusive music or acting styles that are all over the place.
See it if you can’t discern a quality musical from a loud, obnoxious one or you’re a hyperactive tween that can’t sit still or can’t hear.
Don't see it if you want a musical with memorable tunes and witty lyrics, or one where the performances and decibel level are not loudly over-the-top.
See it if you like songs of the 60’s and themes of women’s empowerment sung by talented, if inconsistent, singers.
Don't see it if you expect to get higher quality writing, directing and performing with your off-Broadway musical entertainment.
See it if you love Lerner and Lane’s sumptuous score, or you want to hear these timeless songs beautifully sung.
Don't see it if you don’t enjoy bare bones revivals of quirky Broadway musicals that were not big successes.
See it if you love Cher, you love her music, or you want to see & hear several performers with amazing vocal talents.
Don't see it if you don’t like bio musicals that lack focus & specificity, or you lose patience when a show is long & over complicated.
See it if you’ve never seen this 1968 “landmark” gay play or film or if you like Broadway adaptations with a cast of big name actors in the ensemble.
Don't see it if you think the play not relevant or you want a definitive production of a flawed but fascinating examination of gay characters & themes.
See it if you love Donna Summer & her music but are okay with fluffy & silly bio musicals that aren’t in-depth portraits.
Don't see it if you need substance and details in your bio musicals or you like a raw, edgy examination of an iconic singer.
See it if you like the movie and want to revisit the story, dialogue & characters, or if you like fluffy, romantic fare that is mildly entertaining.
Don't see it if you felt the movie was just okay & don’t love the story & characters, or you prefer your Broadway muscals to be edgy & thought-provoking.
See it if you’re a fan of the show, you’ve never seen the show, you have kids to entertain, you love splashy Sets & Costumes, or are really a big kid!
Don't see it if you can’t enjoy silliness, you detest shows aimed at kids, you don’t like campy musicals with loopy visuals or music from many songwriters.
See it if you love Bernadette Peters; you want to see a superior Dolly Levi with presence, sass, sexiness, vulnerability & impeccable comic timing.
Don't see it if you don’t want to see another revival of an old-fashioned Broadway chesnut or you prefer musicals that are edgier and more contemporary.
See it if you love the music of Jimmy Buffett & like fluff with not much plot, conflict or character development, or if you want to just sing along.
Don't see it if you aren’t a Buffet fan, or if you need a little more substance in your Broadway shows. The book, characters & plot are very flimsy.
See it if you crave adult plays with brilliant writing, great acting & superb staging, or you enjoy profound meditations on the mysteries of life.
Don't see it if existentialist plays about aging and death are not your cup of tea or you don’t like plays that are talky and challenging for the audience.
See it if you haven’t heard this famous score sung well, or to hear “If I Loved You” & “You’ll Never Walk Alone,” two of Broadway’s greatest songs!
Don't see it if you want to see a definitive production. Miscasting, a dated book & tired direction result in a disappointing, misguided Broadway revival.