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See it if you like Shaw and enjoy a slightly changed version. Different setting, same story. Still very enjoyable. Great acting.
Don't see it if you don't like Shaw, or you like Shaw so much that you need to see it exactly how he wrote it.
See it if you want an enlightening view of how handicaps effect individuals as well as the people who love & care for them. Intense. 2 hrs flew by.
Don't see it if you are uncomfortable with watching in detail how the disabled are cared for. Hard to watch but a learning experience.
See it if you can ignore the flaws and appreciate some great performances. Incredible voices. Still a work in progress but I enjoyed it.
Don't see it if you need something polished and perfected. There is a lot of goodness in this show but it made professional performances seem amateurish
See it if you want a show about science that doesn't take itself too seriously but at the same time, contemplates the big questions of life.
Don't see it if you don't like to joke about physics.
See it if you enjoy story telling though dramatic song. Incredibly talented cast of 2 draw you in with beautiful voices and emotional performances.
Don't see it if you need a clear plot with full understanding of all the interconnections. I found it to be disjointed but enjoyed the music anyway.
See it if you want an easy to watch comedy that is mostly funny, occasionally hysterical but also sometimes a little slow. Overall a fun evening.
Don't see it if you prefer a musical or drama.
Also Nixon and Kissinger were a riot!
See it if you enjoy a young Nazi soldier's speech about why he adores Hitler & think a multiple murderer deserves our pity because he has a girlfriend
Don't see it if you oppose the glorification of genocide.
See it if you want to delve deeply into a heart wrenching family situation. Moving and powerful, goes right to the heart.
Don't see it if you want a happy play to lift your spirits. This isn't it.
See it if you want to see a mildly interesting show with good actors but a script that did not seem to have a clear path. Too many long monologues.
Don't see it if you want a show that has some degree of suspense or at least a definitive plot with an outcome you care about.
See it if You are interested in a deeply moving story based on a wonderful book. Slow In spots but overall engrossing and emotional
Don't see it if You don’t like sad stories about sensitive topics.
See it if You can enjoy great performances despite sad subject matter. This was a big show stunted by a small stage. Needs polish but still great.
Don't see it if You want a fairy tale filled with happy feel good numbers where you can bring the kids.
See it if You enjoy haunting shows about people in terrible family situations.
Don't see it if You don’t like shows about abusive mothers. Bernarda makes mommy dearest look like a sweetheart.
See it if you enjoy great songs, cute concepts, intriguing story and a talented cast.
Don't see it if you don't like fantasies, musicals or enjoyable shows.
See it if You like Shakespeare and want a refreshing version that doesn’t mess with the original too much.
Don't see it if You are not already familiar with the basic story line. This version is a bit more difficult to follow than other versions.
See it if You enjoy a great old play that has been brought to modern audiences; still relevant. Amazing set design and great costumes. Talented cast.
Don't see it if You don’t like shows set 100 years ago. Or you prefer musicals.
See it if You want to see Chekov in a way you’ve never seen him before. Barishnikov is a gem.
Don't see it if You don’t like when a classic is reinvented even if the new version is more entertaining.
See it if you want to ponder deep stuff such as the meaning of life. Well crafted with a subtle message told thru conversation at a dinner party.
Don't see it if you want something light and easy to understand. Forces the audience to confront hard questions if they can look beneath the surface.
See it if you want a fresh take on a Russian classic that is more entertaining than the original. Small cast does a great job playing multiple roles
Don't see it if you require lavish sets and large musical numbers. This has pleasant but quiet songs with no dancing.
See it if you want to see a "circle of life" play. Messing does a great job acting as a woman of many ages. Play's message could have been clearer.
Don't see it if you are easily confused when actors play many roles. Or, you don't like to have to think to get the play's message.
See it if Iegal dramas are your thing. Main plot was riveting but secondary plots were not interesting. I did learn about Chinese culture/language.
Don't see it if You prefer plays that are consistent in plot rather than vacillating between the interesting and the superfluous.
See it if you want a truly amazing production as only Lincoln Center can do. A bit weird but very enjoyable. Incredible staging and acting.
Don't see it if you want a straight forward plot without any symbolism or allegory.
See it if you like musical reimaginings of the classics. Fun and amusing with upbeat musical numbers and a great cast.
Don't see it if you don't like anyone playing with classic literature or you prefer serious drama to musical comedy..
See it if you want an engrossing view of methods of a a pedophile & the multi-layered reaction of his victim as she matures. Wonderful performances.
Don't see it if you feel uncomfortable around sensitive topics like familial pedophilia or you just prefer music to drama.
See it if you like cirque de Soleil type performances. Not a musical, not a play. Lovely for what it was, impressive contortionists and acrobats.
Don't see it if you are bringing a child; they would be bored silly. Show does not convey the essence of the book.
See it if you want an in depth character study and layered plot presented by a very talented (mostly) cast.
Don't see it if you want a musical or comedy.
See it if you enjoy great song and dance numbers, high energy, fabulous cast. Mostly fun and lighthearted, interspersed with emotion. Wonderful show!
Don't see it if you don't like musicals or shows about dreamers.
See it if you like having a script read to you rather than watch a real play with characters, costumes, props and scenery.
Don't see it if you need to have a clear distinction between characters. Performer did not use enough differences to tell one character from another.
See it if you want a play that brings up many important concepts but never fully resolves most of them. Some great performances, others, not so much.
Don't see it if you want resolution and greater understanding of issues brought up in a play.
See it if You like incredible singing and dancing performed by an amazingly talented cast. One show stopper after another.
Don't see it if You need a plot that ties everything together. There were some loose ends but I still loved this show. Also, a few too many slow numbers
See it if you can enjoy great performances without having any clue about the point of the play.
Don't see it if you want a plot that makes sense, one that holds together into a cohesive, logical progression of events.
See it if you want a well performed play about class struggles, social obligation and a view of marriage from a hundred years ago, but still relevant.
Don't see it if you want a modern story or have difficulty understanding unusual dialects.
See it if you want a stripped down version of the space race told though comedic song. Somewhat goofy, but fun. Great use of props.
Don't see it if you want a lavish musical. This is two guys, albeit very talented, having a very good time and letting us watch.
See it if you want to delve into the harsh reality of global antisemitism, both current and throughout history. Root causes are explored and exposed.
Don't see it if you are antisemitic and don't want to face the harsh realities of your bigotry and senseless hatred.
See it if you want a very enjoyable but confused mashup of pathos mixed with humor. Imagine Dickens meets the Marx brothers.
Don't see it if you need a big theater with extravagant numbers.
See it if you want to feel the pain, fear, suffering of a cancer patient as she navigates through chemo. Emotional performances, talented cast.
Don't see it if the subject of cancer upsets you.
See it if you want a layered drama with realistic characters, peppered with humor. Phylicia Rashad was exceptional. Interesting perspective well done
Don't see it if you don't like plays about the common man or woman and don't care about societal issues
See it if you like interesting characters, clever dialog, amusing metaphors and a surprising resolution at the end.
Don't see it if you can't understand that a sandwich may not always be just a sandwich.
See it if you want a show that pretends to be improv, but really isn't. Stale jokes about old politics.
Don't see it if you want something new, relevant. Only half the audience laughed. Since it was a 9pm show, that half probably had drinks before the show.
See it if you enjoy Bob Dylan's music and would like to hear it reimagined beautifully. Loved every minute.
Don't see it if you don't like Bob Dylan or you need the song lyrics to directly relate to the plot.
See it if you enjoy eye dazzling effects and top notch singing and dancing. Finally, something new! Highly enjoyable.
Don't see it if you need a strong plot to enjoy entertainment. The plot is peculiar and pointless, but the amazing performances more than make up for it.
See it if you want to see a musical about immigration that is lively and humorous despite the serious subject.
Don't see it if you don't musicals
See it if you want some light, fluffy fun to take your mind off your troubles. No need to think too hard, just sit back and enjoy.
Don't see it if you need your shows to have deep, important meaning.
See it if you enjoy a lighthearted, fun, upbeat musical where you can bring the kids, but you'll enjoy it without them
Don't see it if you don't like Disney or prefer more adult material.
See it if you're a fan of Dickens and Doyle, here is a well-done mash-up done with humor and spiced with literary tidbits for the avid reader.
Don't see it if you don't like 19th century British literature, bah humbug!
See it if you want to see a show that is non stop energy with wonderful performances form beginning to end.
Don't see it if you want to miss a great show