See it if You love an intimately staged production and top-notch ensemble performances.
Don't see it if You’re uncomfortable with genuine emotion and/or bee puppetry.
See it if You want to see an expertly performed play, like “small” plays, enjoy stories about families, like shows where the ending is surprising
Don't see it if You need fast-paced thrills or have a small bladder.
See it if you want to feel better about Titus Andronicus. Gary feels like the skit Carol Burnett considered and tossed aside.
Don't see it if you want to be entertained; an extraordinary miss/mess. I'm willing to bet Andrea Martin feels better about breaking her ribs in rehearsal.
See it if You love classics and want to see a by-the-book interpretation. Also if you want to see a true star (Benning) in the flesh.
Don't see it if You want a story without holes and a very tidy, but sad, ending.
See it if You think a formulamatic deconstruction is fun. Or if you think awful acoustics, horrible pacing and uninspired light design rocks.
Don't see it if you love Oklahoma, the show’s score or if you want a comfortable seat. Also seriously, if you are hearing impaired, the acoustics are awful.
See it if like the show everyone loves to see, don't have high expectations for the score.
Don't see it if want to see a musical with memorable music, you are effected by everyone telling you "this is a must see show."
See it if You are open to new interpretations of great works of art (in this case War and Peace); extraordinary staging, gorgeous costume and design.
Don't see it if You want a conventional R&H musical, want a “hummable” score. Not many memorable songs.
See it if Want to see an oddly cast and poorly edited revival.
Don't see it if You love the show. There are better interpretations of this work—this is not one of those b
See it if You love great acting, not a weak link in this cast. Part I is better than II, but that’s typically true of sequels. Amazingly timely.
Don't see it if You can’t tolerate long shows.
See it if You want a new take on Southern and/or LGBT history. It’s heart-breaking. My one critique is it’s a bit talky.
Don't see it if You’re not able to consider others peoples lives.
See it if You love an ensemble that truly works together. Or you love a charismatic lead performance. Appreciate a play that has an intermission
Don't see it if You get easily confused with characters all wearing the same uniform. You have attention issues—it’s a VERY ambitious script.
See it if you want to see one of the great performances of the generation--Bryan Cranston--or if you love show design, an amazing conceptualization.
Don't see it if you want to see a talented supporting cast. Some of THE MOST puzzling casting decisions here, esp from Tatiana Maslany (?!).
See it if you like old-school musicals, are a Cole Porter or Kelli O'Hara fan.
Don't see it if you are not interested in post-World War II musicals or are insulted by book and lyrics being doctored to reflect modern sensibilities.
See it if you enjoy great ensemble performances, superior direction (esp. of children), classic tragedies
Don't see it if you don't like dark stories or tragic themes.
See it if you want to see a dazzling re-creation of the iconic show, love dance, love musicals
Don't see it if Don’t like musicals as this is the quintessential show of its era.
See it if Love Sondheim or this show. I was lucky enough to see it live in London. It is by far the greatest production I have ever seen of Follies
Don't see it if you are not in Sondheim or hearing privileged characters wonder what could have been.
See it if You like a light fun evening where you don't want to think too much.
Don't see it if you expect it to be The Great Comet. There are great things about this but strange lapses in energy and charisma, esp re the male lead.
See it if you want a completely irreverent night at the theater. There has never been, and will never be, a one-man show like The Complete Performer
Don't see it if you lack a sense of humor about yourself, are not a fan of the audience being involvement , don't like the chance to win a free cab ride.
See it if Like review style shows, dance is important to you, you like theater history, like intimate theater on a huge stage
Don't see it if Need a story, like “big” shows
See it if You love Sondheim, his 2nd greatest show. Legendary and deservedly so (I’m writing this in 2018, the National Theater (UK) prod gets a 100.
Don't see it if You don’t like to think, don’t like musicals (what’s wrong with you?!, NYC invented this art form)
See it if You have out-of-town guests who aren’t theater goers. You will laugh and be entertained. Sarah Parnicky is going to go places!
Don't see it if Can’t turn off your critical eye. Don’t think too hard, it’s fun. BTW the verse is strained, they just need to forget about it rhyming.
See it if You want a tight, well performed show. That said, it still felt like it needed editing. I get it—they live in a boring town.
Don't see it if Loved the film. This not an equal to that wonderful movie.
See it if You love the TV show. It’s not mandatory but you may want to catch an episode before. The lead is brilliant, all shows should end like this!
Don't see it if You have to sit in the nose-bleed seats. This is an ENORMOUS theater and the upper balcony needs to be avoided.
See it if If you are from the generation Carole ruled the charts (my mom loved it)
Don't see it if You have seen other bio-shows. It’s a rise and stumble and rise story.