See it if you've never seen Second City or any of the good improv TV shows
Don't see it if you are expecting to see stars (none showed up), or a constantly amusing and clever show. This show had a lot of dead time/filler.
See it if you appreciate beautifully acted plays about how people deal with end of life challenges.
Don't see it if you are looking for an exciting, fast paced, plot driven story.
See it if you read the book and would like to see the story brought to life on the stage.
Don't see it if you expect a fully dramatized musical of the story. It hits the highlights and moves quickly between scenes on a fun but minimal set.
See it if you are a fan of traditional Irish plays dealing with the turbulent history of Irish independence, especially as seen through female roles.
Don't see it if you feel you have "seen enough" of the topic. While this production is masterfully done, it is predictable and not a new take on the story.
See it if you loved the novel and are open minded about a masterfully interpreted version of Ms. Lee's timeless story.
Don't see it if you are not interested in any portrayal of the book that is not the movie version. This is a more even-handed, realistic stage translation.
See it if cutting edge staging, incredible acting and an amazingly relevant film adaptation would interest you.
Don't see it if you dislike intense tech-based productions, if themes of alienation and dystopia turn you off, if you think all is well in the USA as it is.
See it if you enjoy a story centered on debate about a narrowly defined topic relevant to our times, or if you appreciate truly great acting!
Don't see it if you like elaborate sets, broadly based stories, big casts; you don't want to work too hard to think about the issues; need perfect endings.
See it if you would enjoy a highly entertaining performance by a masterful musician, actor and singer portraying the amazing life of Irving Berlin.
Don't see it if you are not a fan of small stage, one man biographies. Mr. Felder can be wildly flamboyant but his talent definitely carries the day.
See it if you would be interested in the meeting of the minds between two highly intellectual but polemically opposed individuals.
Don't see it if You can't be politically open-minded enough to see both sides well presented and portrayed.
See it if you'd want to see a play that shines a very intense, focussed and sometimes excruciating light on an elderly woman's stages of life.
Don't see it if you would not have the patience to listen to long stretches of strident complaining and lapses of coherent thinking in the main character.
See it if you would enjoy a rather madcap period piece that combines great acting and operatic singing, schtick humor, and historical subject matter.
Don't see it if you expect exact and seriously handled historical accuracy or if you don't appreciate a little humorous leeway with the 4th wall.
See it if you would enjoy gifted actors and musicians enhancing a clever and deceptively simple story about human interactions in a cultural encounter
Don't see it if you expect a blockbuster Broadway show with complex sets and hummable tunes.
See it if you love quirky story telling performed by an incredibly talented actor who will draw you into a narrative you never thought you'd see.
Don't see it if Dark humor and one actor shows are not your thing.
See it if you are ready for an intense, ambiguous and brilliantly staged/acted story that is highly relevant to the present time.
Don't see it if very intense scenes (graphic torture), extremes of lighting/sound, and plots that raise as many questions as answers would bother you.
See it if you are familiar with the Shackleton story and can empathize with a female lead who needs inspiration to deal with a difficult life.
Don't see it if the rather repetitive score would annoy you; if you can't suspend disbelief for a show about a woman's need for an inpsirational role model.
See it if you are a fan of Sondheim, Seurat, Ashford and/or Gyllenhaal; if you enjoy excellent vocal talent/orchestral performances.
Don't see it if you would be bored by a highly focussed story about the artist's thoughts and creative processes portrayed through his reclusive personality
See it if you are interested in adolescent/family issues and appreciate a well-constructed, well-paced story line enhanced by amazing singing talent.
Don't see it if you don't care for frequent song breaks standing in for in-depth dialogue or if the social "misfit" and parental angst themes annoy you.
See it if You've read the book- it's a clever and entertaining stage interpretation of the central characters and their entanglements.
Don't see it if the Spanish language barrier would be an issue which the subtitles wouldn't overcome.
See it if You're a fan of Rent/Jonathan Larson and would like a poignant glimpse of the angst he dealt with in his 20's questioning his life choices.
Don't see it if You need a catchy "Broadway" score. If an intensely focussed personal introspective would seem self-indulgent. READ HIS BIO FIRST.
See it if You're familiar with Hamilton and are open to seeing it (lightly) roasted in a very clever, hilarious and well written show.
Don't see it if Small theaters and drink minimums would annoy you. You don't have a sense of humor.
See it if you'd appreciate a superbly acted play about the nature of good and evil, the abuse of power and the limits of truth, honesty & loyalty.
Don't see it if a rather long and arduous story that keeps spiraling further down into the depths of human depravity would be too intense for you.
See it if You like autobiographical stories about unsettled teens navigating a rocky adolescence guided by "adults", some damaged themselves.
Don't see it if You'd find a very personal story about adolescence indulgent; if you believe everyone needs to pick themselves up by their own bootstraps.
See it if You enjoy great acting, great writing and a compelling story about the effects of a misguided relationship.
Don't see it if A story concerning a much older man and a younger woman trying to make sense of a complicated previous relationship would turn you off.
See it if Many hours of Tudor torture is your thing. The mood of Mantel's novels is captured but not the spirit or voice. Watch the PBS series.
Don't see it if You were thoroughly immersed in Mantel's uniquely written novels and expect to experience that same feeling on the stage.
See it if you'd enjoy a fast-paced, visually appealing, artfully presented "love" story based on mythology, with an embedded political message.
Don't see it if you expect a complicated plot and a traditional Broadway musical with fancy sets. Singing/dancing is amazing, score is somewhat repetetive.
See it if you'd want to hear one woman's experiences as she grows from a young idealist to a mature citizen who has seen the flaws of the document.
Don't see it if you are not supportive of equal rights for all and are not open to the concept of inclusivity; if a traumatic family story would upset you.
See it if you are drawn to stories of intense family dysfunction presented at the brink of total dissolution.
Don't see it if Sam's Shepard's style of slow-burn, edgy, extreme writing isn't your thing.
See it if you'd enjoy a clever rehashing of the Clintonian miasma of marriage and politics and its relevance to sexual bias in current politics.
Don't see it if you can't see beyond the heavy social baggage of the well known main characters to the broader issues raised in this imagined scenario.
See it if you would appreciate two masterfully acted monologues dealing with life stages, the joy of love and the devastation of death.
Don't see it if simple stationary staging, single performer monologues, and cerebral plays are not for you.
See it if you have a strong desire to see the puppet. Possibly the worst major production I have ever seen in terms of story and creativity.
Don't see it if you expect to see a full, creative and well scripted show.
See it if a story about the Irish Troubles conflict and its tragically destructive effects on family relationships would hold your attention.
Don't see it if A long, frenetic, and intense production with a large cast of all ages would be too overwhelming. If you prefer your stories lighthearted.
See it if you are interested in a masterful portrayal of the devastating effects of cognitive decline upon an individual and her loved ones.
Don't see it if you would not wish to see a very depressing story about the gradual unravelling of a vibrant and interesting woman.
See it if a story that illustrates the disastrous effects of racial profiling as seen from multiple perspectives would be of interest to you.
Don't see it if you don't care for intense, socially charged one-act shows with a small cast in a single setting.
See it if You love intense constantly changing loud music and great dancing that overwhelms all aspects of a very high energy production.
Don't see it if You are a purist devotee of the movie. This show, while entertaining, doesn’t truly capture the emotional heart of Baz Luhrman’s film.
See it if you would enjoy a very fast-paced, ensemble production that uses cast and staging to portray multiple elements of a compelling true story.
Don't see it if you don't enjoy actors constantly switching roles on a single, constantly changing set during two hours of uninterrupted singing.
See it if you'd enjoy the portrayal of sibling dynamics that result from the after effects of parental decisions made in a family with special needs.
Don't see it if you don't like plays that deal with families in a less than perfect world or if you expect a simple light-hearted comedy.
See it if your taste leans toward dialogue-driven small ensemble plays that deal with serious subjects.
Don't see it if 90+ minutes of a single set, three actor show without intermission is not your thing.
See it if you are interested in the transformational effects of selfless love and caregiving on familial dysfunction.
Don't see it if you would not enjoy a play that revolves around serious illness and issues of death and family drama.
See it if You are a fan of Kevin Kline and are willing to endure a rather uneven script to witness his absolute brilliance on the stage.
Don't see it if You would not have the patience for an uneven, dated script that mainly showcases the central character or if you don't care for Mr. Kline.
See it if you are interested in the social, personal, and familial consequences of the loss of meaningful work opportunities in this country.
Don't see it if you don't believe unbridled "bottom line trumps all" capitalism can have serious social consequences; if angry voices are upsetting to you.
See it if you'd appreciate an ensemble of stellar talent bring to life a group of working class men in the 70's, in a story that still reverberates.
Don't see it if you don't care for character driven, "talky" material that relies mostly on the skill of the actors to bring the story to life.
See it if You are interested in serious themes of loss, PTSD, social isolation and self destructive behavior resulting from traumatic war experiences.
Don't see it if Nonlinear plots confuse or annoy you. Individuals struggling to find meaning and human connection in very damaging ways are not your thing.
See it if You are looking for an overwhelmingly visual/audio spectacle without plot depth. You need to see Josh Groban even in a very minor role.
Don't see it if You expect a great story to uplift the rather kitchy and disappointing comet. You have expectations of hearing Groban in a major role.
See it if You liked the movie plot enough to see it adapted to the stage with an excellent cast. You don't mind that the songs are not "catchy."
Don't see it if You prefer a memorable score that you want to sing/listen to long after seeing the show. You prefer nuanced, compelling plot development.
See it if you are open to fluid, open-ended poetic stories that are romantic in origin but encompass highly individual and introspective experiences.
Don't see it if You need tightly pulled together plots; a dreamy mix of reality and reverie would try your patience; expository songs aren't your cup of tea
See it if You would enjoy a clever and rather madcap take on the Jane Austen world of revolving relationships portrayed by an amazingly talented cast.
Don't see it if Jane Austen's themes are not your thing or if you expect intricate staging and elaborate sets.
See it if You'd enjoy a mysterious play about a man who seems to keep reliving his mistakes with women, with perhaps a more sinister interpretation.
Don't see it if You would be annoyed by a play that leaves you with many questions but few definite answers.
See it if You would enjoy a true story about the clash between scientific research/ambition and respect for native american cultural heritage.
Don't see it if You wouldn't consider cultural beliefs and ancestral heritage to be a valid reason to limit science.
See it if You'd enjoy a masterfully acted play about an intelligent and sensitive man, trapped in a diseased body.
Don't see it if The idea of a "star" transforming into a crippled, disfigured character or a show about an incurable disease would be upsetting to you.