See it if you appreciate interesting and fresh stagecraft. Natasha Katz can do no wrong.
Don't see it if you’re expecting Disney to have overcome their subpar track record of musical adaptations. new songs aren’t special, feels forced & awkward
See it if you want to see a play about an ensemble of actors loving, fighting for, and protecting a piece of theater through a very historical lens
Don't see it if historical pieces don't interest you, or stories where characters fight for rights prohibited in a previous time that are more lax today
See it if you're curious about one of Sondheim's less commercial works, a history buff, or enjoy ensemble pieces performed with heart and talent
Don't see it if you're expecting the same emotionally piercing payoff as his other works. ambitious in its inspiration, feels better left in history class
See it if you want D.Trump instead of Julius Caesar. Melania, Kellyanne, assassination all in tow. Fantastic acting is marred by a forcefed concept.
Don't see it if You're a Republican. You want a more true-to-text production concept. You're offended by male nudity or graphic depictions of violence.
See it if you can look past the minimalism to be spellbound by a poetic play performed masterfully. your heart will break SPOILER like the menagerie.
Don't see it if you need spectacle or complex set design. the stage pictures are simple but beautiful in their own right. see this, read this, you need this
See it if you want to feel immersed in the characters' world in an unconventional slightly absurdist show, ideas hit the wall - some land & some don't
Don't see it if you prefer meaty stories with character arcs & development or a clear ending. Here, characters tell stories - some good some not - & repeat
See it if you root for the underdog and like stories about down-in-their-luck characters who long and work to better and heal their lives.
Don't see it if you're expecting a spirited show with a memorable score or story. while the cast works hard, and the musicians soar, there are no surprises.
See it if you want to see two actresses sink their teeth into this meaty, worthwhile play, ripping it to shreds nightly. Plan to lean forward in awe.
Don't see it if family dramas aren't your thing, but this sibling power struggle should NOT be missed. While set in 1900, this play feels fresh and dazzles!
See it if you want a fun, mindless night of musical comedy with some inventive staging and a handful of memorable songs. Andy Karl elevates the show.
Don't see it if it's a fun show with some heart, but never falls into any superlatives - funniest show, best musical, can't miss. It coasts down the middle.
Also Andy Karl spit on me <3
See it if You want a gay history lesson told with a lot of heart and humanity from the perspective of someone who lived it
Don't see it if you don't like monologue heavy shows, you're uncomfortable with large age gap relationships or on stage PDA.
See it if you want to see one of the very best theater offerings this spring, hands down. it will take your emotions by surprise.
Don't see it if you prefer big booming crowd-pleaser musicals that offer splashly, big budget special effects
See it if polyamory is a topic of interest to you or if Marisa Tomei is a favorite actress of yours, as she stands out as the lead in this ensemble
Don't see it if you're expecting a meaty role from Lena Hall, or if you're not willing to suspend your belief for a show that should be pretty grounded
See it if you want to be transported to another world at the Park Ave Armory with inventive, unforgettable, grandiose staging for a pretty good play
Don't see it if a story about social class in America doesn't sound interesting
See it if you're an immigrant (who isn't??), you enjoy fully realized characters in a gorgeous playground of a set making you laugh and think and FEEL
Don't see it if you don't like family dramas.
See it if you’re set on experiencing the very best theater in the American canon. This is must see viewing - gay or straight.
Don't see it if story about a gay man & his relationships, both intimate & familial, doesn’t sound appealing. But universal themes are on deck here for all
See it if you appreciate meticulous theater that fires on all cylinders - acting, staging, story, production value, emotional resonance.
Don't see it if you’re unfamiliar with the backstory. understanding their past relationships makes some scenes that much more effective and special.
See it if you want grand, epic theater that pulls at your heart strings and tickles your funny bone. Eva's performance is one for the memory books
Don't see it if while it can be mistaken as a tourist show, its heavy themes of war, violence, romance, and prostitution may not be suited for little ones
See it if the subject matter of chance encounters and deception interest you. Allison Janney delivers a memorable performance in a talky, slow piece.
Don't see it if you expect the "six degrees" idea to be explored with more intelligence or pathos. the ensemble are caricutres and ungrounded.
See it if you want to be transported by a tireless ensemble singing a rich, complex score. This is the perfect mix of artistry and commercial appeal
Don't see it if you're unwilling to commit your attention to intricate lyricism, an entangled 'family tree' of characters and a frenetic cast that run amock
See it if you want to see a new musical for the sake of it being new with lovely projections and cute chemistry between two talented leads
Don't see it if you want to walk away fulfilled or expect a strong show from start to end. while the last 15min are wonderful, the rest is a meandering bore
See it if you want to be engrossed in a side-splitting, excellently written/acted play, showing u all perspectives of a conflict for a satisfying ride
Don't see it if you want a flashy spectacle or expect the same character personas from the original. The fireworks here come from the actors & words not SFX
See it if you're open to uncomfortable and heartbreaking, but thoughtful & inspiring theater seen through a gay lens. You'll feel & ponder long after.
Don't see it if you prefer to see all of the story dots connecting in front of you. this jumps around to show you the highlights but I wished for a bit more
See it if you want to be transported back to Golden Age Broadway through sets, costumes, choreography. This is bang for your buck entertainment.
Don't see it if you don't like classic shows that can feel a bit dated in story & song. you're not prepared to adore everything Bette does, line flubs et al
See it if you're overwhelmed by all the shows and this wasn't even on your radar - this heart-bursting show with 9/11 in the shadows will change you
Don't see it if you don't like to cry for all of the right reasons.
See it if you want to take in a refreshing and inspired performance from an unlikely performer
Don't see it if you're expecting a meaty show that makes you feel. this show was at neither end of the spectrum, just tepid in story, song and design
See it if you want to be able to say 'I was there when' for Glenn Close's cant-miss performance
Don't see it if you're expecting a strong score/lyric musical (some songs are classics and others lovely, about 1/2 of the songs could've been book scenes)
See it if you want a casual, breezy night at the theater with some memorable laughs and gags from a devoted company of actors
Don't see it if you expect story substance with your comedy. this show led with the gags and the play's storyline fell by the wayside.
See it if you want to see a new musical telling a worthwhile history lesson of two titans played by two of the best theater actresses of our time.
Don't see it if a show about two female business rivals navigating the ups and downs of their respective business empires doesn't interest you
See it if you're interested in bisexuality, sexuality and the inner conflicts of choosing what you're expected to want vs. what you actually want.
Don't see it if you're expecting to see sex, nudity.