See it if Gripping history of three generations of the Lehman family and business. Brilliantly acted and staged. Poetic.
Don't see it if you find the length intimidating. The play is not a very deep examination of capitalism itself, but it is a powerful history of Lehman.
See it if A compelling true life story of the courage of an ordinary citizen, heartlessly punished by our government for her integrity
Don't see it if You want a traditional narrative play. This is akin to a political documentary. A performance piece.
See it if A completely gripping, endlessly fascinating, highly entertaining, deeply heartbreaking work. Magnificent acting, writing, production.
Don't see it if Three and a half hours (per part) is too much for you. But don't dismiss the play too quickly because of its length. It is so good!
See it if GO! This is one of the best experiences of my theater-going life. It’s Oklahoma! as you have never imagined it before.
Don't see it if you do not want earlier memories to be upended by a radical re-interpretation of this classic musical.
See it if An intense exploration of race and our resistance to being honest about ourselves
Don't see it if There are psychologically-violent sexual scenes, with nudity and explicitness
See it if Despite the title, this is NOT cheap or gossipy. It would be a powerful work of art even if the characters were not political celebrities
Don't see it if One must be able to put political issues somewhat aside in order to see the play as a character study
See it if Astonishingly powerful examination of gender, race, and ethnicity. Compassionate and angry, tragic and funny. Unforgettable.
Don't see it if I sometimes had trouble understanding accents when speech was rapid and overlapping. (But ultimately, not a big problem.)
See it if A comedy, yet deals with serious issues of colorism, internalized racism, and cultural oppression based on race and gender.
Don't see it if The play gives voice to these issues, but it really does not explore them in depth. Feels only an introduction to these -isms.
See it if You’re ready for a touching, loving, and surprisingly witty view of the hardships of aging
Don't see it if You want a escapist evening. This is a unswerving look at family love and sorrow
See it if you can find it performed and staged expertly. Much depends on that
Don't see it if you are looking for something that's merely a diversion
Also A brilliant play, but one that requires expert staging and performance
See it if You’re in the mood for a gentle, sweet little show..
Don't see it if You want something energetic. This is a lethargic show (I saw the show in previews—maybe it will become more lively by opening) I
See it if you're able to explore white privilege and bias, even in the context of a somewhat failed play
Don't see it if you're looking for a light play, or a serious one that is not fully accomplished.
See it if you'd like a feel-good musical. A very entertaining and optimistic show about the possiblity of goodness and generosity in human nature.
Don't see it if it's too early for you to see an entertainment related to 9/11. The show isn't about the horrors of the day, but it is in that context.
See it if you'd like an expensive nap. Oh, wait. The seats at the Nederlander are way too uncomfortable for that.
Don't see it if you don't want to watch the beloved Lupone and Ebersole flounder.
See it if you can find the van Hove version. His interpretations of Miller are mind blowing. First "View from the Bridge," now this. Sensational
Don't see it if you are not open to serious, profound theater. But, remember, that this show is entertaining as well as moving. See it!!
See it if A richly layered, mostly nonjudgmental depiction of one school of conservative thought. Dramatic and compelling.
Don't see it if This is a very political play, and it challenges liberal stereotypes of educated religious conservatives
See it if you want an original, powerful, rule-breaking, astonishing exploration of the impact of race on contemporary relationships
Don't see it if You want a light evening. This play leaves the audience challenged and unsettled
See it if Would I be a barbarian to admit that I found some of this more engaging and relevant than Uncle Vanya?
Don't see it if This is a play of ideas. The characters represent the ideas, rather than the ideas coming from the character development. I’m fine with that
See it if Like nothing I’ve seen before. Astonishing and brilliantly staged.
Don't see it if As I said, astonishing. But I really can’t decide whether I thought this was a good or a bad thing.
See it if An unsettling account of implicit racism and complicity. Honest and crucial.
Don't see it if The play’s political & cultural points are brilliantly explicated. But dramatically, some plot contrivances were hard for me to overcome
See it if A moving and witty meditation on how the artist, and we, understand and remember our own lives and work
Don't see it if The play requires the audience’s thought and patience. Even though it is entertaining, it demands careful attention and tolerance.
See it if You possibly can. It’s a sweeping, riveting play, telling a gripping story, told by a huge cast, all brilliant.
Don't see it if You have a weak bladder. It’s over 3 hours. But it’s so good, it’s worth wearing Depends for!
Also A unforgettable night in the theater. Huge, epic!
See it if You’d like a comedy about sexism which makes powerful arguments for a diversity of conflicting opinions. Entertaining and provocative.
Don't see it if You want answers, rather than a genuine exchange of diverse ideas
See it if An innovative, brilliantly conceived exploration of community and self discovery. Positive depiction of young women
Don't see it if Altman-like overlapping dialogue bothers you
See it if you love serious theater— this is close to perfection
Don't see it if You’re in the mood for escapism. If that’s what you want, try to get it out of your system fast. You really don’t want to miss this show!
See it if You're willing to pay big bucks for a very entertaining, totally simple minded, feel-good evening
Don't see it if You want more than escapism, and if you fear that the trend toward exorbitantly priced musicals is endangering Broadway.
See it if you are looking for a well done juke box musical. Nothing substantial, but fun
Don't see it if you dislike juke box musicals, or if you want intellectual stimulation
See it if you're looking for an entertaining, yet profound show. Beautiful and provocative treatment of intragroup conflict in the current climate
Don't see it if Actually, just see it!
See it if you'd like a funny, charming, and warm exploration of friendship, partnership, and sexuality.
Don't see it if you're feeling lonely or disappointed in your own relationships, and you're not ready yet to explore those feelings
See it if you'd like some hilarity. You'll giggle non-stop!
Don't see it if You want someting substantial. The play is a pure delight, but it will evaporate by the time you hit the pavement after the show.
See it if you possibly can! A simply great score, and a charming story. Pure elegance!
Don't see it if I can't think of a reason not to see it. Just charming!
See it if you'd like an entertaining, yet very smart, discussion of the loss of privacy in the internet age.
Don't see it if you want a lasting drama-- this is more of a fascinating set of demonstrations and audience participations