See it if great story, great songs, the design is remarkable. got first row student tix and it was one of the best shows I've ever seen
Don't see it if it covers A LOT of people, so some characters felt under-explored to me
See it if you wish to see more Iranian representation, if you want to see a intimate story about friendship in political turmoil
Don't see it if you don’t like time jumps (location switching was confusing), if you expect intense story, after seeing English i was disappointed
See it if you like sport drama or want to see queer people in a conventionally toxic masculinity place, if you need JTF who has perfect comedic timing
Don't see it if you don’t want to see any nudity onstage, if you want a tight intense narrative
See it if you want to see a story, as Paula Vogel put it, told from Lolita’s perspective. The original cast gives life to the script.
Don't see it if you need trigger warning on sexual abuse, pedophilia, and incest, or if you don’t like non linear narrative
See it if you want to discuss white supremacy as a fatal mechanism. great choreography and great set design
Don't see it if you don’t like non linear narrative; if you don’t like plays that are too lecture-y
See it if you’re interested in shows that depict strong relationships with ups and downs. each two characters have such a prominent and unique dymanic
Don't see it if you don’t like magic-realism or any supernatural element. also sometimes the show was a bit too slow.
See it if you’re tired of western gaze on stage and want a fresh look at the anglo-saxonized fixation and xenophobia
Don't see it if You’re tired of white audacity. How ironic that the white audience laughs at characters’ english mistakes when the show is about wester gaze
See it if you’re interested in Chinese American history & want to revoke white gaze
Don't see it if you like happy musicals; if you hate time jumps; if you’re neck-deep in your prejudices against Asian/Chinese Americans, don’t bother lol
See it if you care about bipoc veteran!! the acting was great, perfectly showcased harris’ writing. also went to a talkback and defiantly recommend!
Don't see it if you have a hard time dealing with military topics
See it if You’re interested in non linear structures and play with in a play style. It’s hard to talk about it without spoilers.
Don't see it if You prefer 100% realism
See it if You want ASIAN REPRESENTATION! Conrad is a perfect Seymour. And the puppetry itself is worth the price. Also some cute front row interaction
Don't see it if You don’t like the music style or want some deep discussion
See it if You want to a piece of recent history with reflections on the present
Don't see it if You’re over 5’8. The seats were tiny. My man spreading seat neighbor’s arm took over a fourth of my space so i had an arrhythmia episode:)
See it if you’re into movement-based theatre. The topic is relevant and the story is beautiful structured non-linearly.
Don't see it if you don’t like experimental work. Or if you expect a neat incorporation of quantum theory. The quantum part almost felt like a clickbait
See it if you want a crazy night or you have some non-theatre friends in town who want some sort of broadway experience
Don't see it if you want an actual strong plot or if you don't like concert-ish musicals
See it if you're drawn to a great story as well as great singing. The cast have the best voice in this season.
Don't see it if you prefer clear staging. This production made some interesting choices but I'm not a fan of those.
See it if you like Katrina Lenk. She's my bobbie. I saw it with Patti's understudy and she offered some new lights. The design is masterful too
Don't see it if you think marriage is invalid in a 21st century New York. they did a lot of heavylifting. Also, I have ace/aro friends hate the show's msg
See it if you want to give experimental theatre a try.
Don't see it if you need trigger warning on sexual violence, detailed physical violence, detailed description of multiple crimes and such.
See it if you are an Anna Deavere Smith fan. It’s nice to see her work on stage again and the production made some interesting changes.
Don't see it if you are an Anna Deavere Smith fan and would love to stick to the OG. She set the bar too high.
See it if you want a timeless piece, 60 years late but still on time. LaChanze shines on stage and the show really comes live with her.
Don't see it if you need something light.
See it if you appreciate theatre as an art form. The craft is done to perfection. The actors are national treasure level
Don't see it if you want a thought-provoking story. the story didn’t matter to me, it could be Goldman sach’s story as long as the staging the acting stays.
See it if you want some basic entertainment with cheap humor or you love the movie
Don't see it if you want a accurate and respectful representation of gender minority and gay men. Plus, none of the songs are earned in the plot
See it if you want to experience something grandiose. Aaron Tveit nailed Roxanne and I would pay to hear that song only
Don't see it if you need basic logic. The story doesn’t make sense. A French sexworker with tuberculosis singing you light me up like 4th of July? No thanks
See it if you need some good songs in your life. Vicki Clark is a gem and the entire cast matches her beautiful acting.
Don't see it if you want a lovable story. I do find some of the plot a bit of a reach. Vicki’s character is too sweet to the jerks and I was irritated
See it if you’re a hip hop fan. The performers are master level
Don't see it if you want something safe? The performance I went to spent half an hour talking about a boring white woman who’s moving to Texas
See it if you love good writing and relevant stories. The playwright is a master of words, and the director and actors do her words justice
Don't see it if you support every decision that us military has made lol
See it if you enjoy crazy staging? Two or three of the songs are good
Don't see it if you hate slow blocking, terrible use of design elements, or boring story. I passed out for 20 minutes even though I got 9 hours of sleep