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See it if deeply moving, nuanced writing, a perfect cast exploring real life issues that every family faces makes you think and feel appeals.
Don't see it if Extended Pinter-esque silences make you uncomfortable or if you are looking for an evening of light entertainment.
See it if an excellent, creative new theatrical voice, a fabulous cast, very clever set and staging and some plot surprise appeals. Funny and intense.
Don't see it if the reality of aging and Altzheimers, dysfunctional families, and overt sexuality unsettle you. This is no Ozzie and Harriet story.
See it if you like farce, verse in iambic pentameter, period costume, good actors.
Don't see it if enter screaming, stay screaming is your idea of bad direction, or you are looking for a rationale for this production. Not classic at all
See it if you remember how good lyrics and lyrical music sound and want to hear singing unamplified. Enjoy some funny stereotypes well acted.
Don't see it if You expect a full production or perfect singing. I would have transposed some of the music into a more singable range for some principals.
See it if You like Greenberg's work and have the patience for his less than excellent writing. Interesting character development and wonderful cast.
Don't see it if Jewish stereotypes offend you. Poorly resolved story lines frustrate you.
See it if You want to compare to the original, see new techy staging, hear fine singing, see a talented cast, enjoy music often under-rated.
Don't see it if Over-amplification drives you nuts, you expect what was, you don't have patience for choreography that needs editing.
See it if Suzan-Lori Parks is always worth seeing but not this time. But if you want to give her a chance, and you have 75 minutes of patience, go.
Don't see it if You want coherent, meaningful, eloquent, writing. I can't even tell if the cast was good or not since the writing was gobbledegook. Sad.
See it if you appreciate excellent writing, acting and direction. You want a new interpretation of what was in the movie. you want to see a great cast
Don't see it if Zero reasons not to see this. It is 100 engrossing, entertaining, thought-provoking, moving minutes of wonderful theater.
See it if you love great writing and acting. This play just keeps getting better and more relevant (unfortunately).
Don't see it if can't bear the truth of how little things have changed over many decades as far as civil rights are concerned - here, there and everywhere.
See it if you have infinite patience for poorly written, sophomoric writing. You want to support new work and talented performers.
Don't see it if you are curious about what this high-school musical is about.
See it if you care about the future of a fair and just society, want to have your heart and mind challenged, love great writing and acting.
Don't see it if you want fluff and happy endings, only care about yourself.
See it if you want to see exciting writing by a new voice with an incredibly innovative and creative view of life in a superbly staged production.
Don't see it if no reason not to see it. Just too good to miss.
See it if you want to see a very fine cast in a play that starts well and ends badly
Don't see it if you expect the quality of writing in Bachlorette. Desperately needs rewriting. Starts strong and deteriorates. Final scene unnecessary.
See it if You already have a good sense of Cagney's history, his film work and what vaudeville was to performance.
Don't see it if Expect new insights or a well told story. Script and music really mediocre but some very good performances - especially Cagney and Mother.
See it if you missed the original, want to see a much better musical and pre-cursor to Rent, appreciate emotionally challenging content, like teens.
Don't see it if you want an easy, fluffy musical experience.
See it if you think anything about cancer, gratuitous and vulgar sex and foul language is funny.
Don't see it if You want to see really fine actors struggle with sentimental, poorly written work that tells a story poorly and ends with a Hollywood ending
See it if you are so dedicated to James Joyce that you will watch anything about him.
Don't see it if You expect insights into a literary genius, inventive or new musical expression of his poetic works. Felt sorry for the talented cast.
See it if You don't care what a director does to misinterpret Ibsen and you can tolerate staging you have seen before.
Don't see it if You expect the original intentions and poetr of the author to be evident SOMEWHERE. Felt sorry for the actors - who are very good.
See it if you have any love of great writing and acting and recent history that rings incredibly relevant to current politics.
Don't see it if You can't accept the reality of racial inequalities that continue despite the civil rights movement and the small steps forward.
See it if you are brave enough to face the reality of profound evil presented by brilliant actors who will move you to tears and laughter.
Don't see it if you have trouble with heavily accented language or can't face a story based on reality. For thousands this is their tragic life.
See it if You have any interest in the history of Jewish creators of early Bowery to Broadway productions.
Don't see it if Reading some translation of the Yiddish text is an impediment to your experience of this beautiful production.
See it if You want to give new playwrights a chance and TV sitcom on stage doesn't bore you. Actors that are way better than the script are ok for you
Don't see it if Stereotypes that add no new insights is what you expect. Predictable script and outcomes annoy you.
See it if superb voices, a range of lyrical musical genres, excellent performers and wonderfully under-amplified music by cast and orchestra appeal
Don't see it if the Huck Finn story seems to simplistic to you as the basis for a meaningful musical
See it if you appreciate fine performers working with inconsistent material that goes from excellent to annoying. Or you love Marylouise Burke
Don't see it if you expect anything remotely true to the Everyman original.
Also I expected more and better from this very fine playwright.
See it if you are tolerant of a cast with only one good performance in a really poorly written play
Don't see it if "been here, seen this all before" doesn't bother you. Not a character or storyline of interest. Kept asking myself "so what" and "why".
See it if You love great writing, acting and want to be swept away with laughter and tears watching a poetic tragedy unfold. Mysterious. Unresolvable.
Don't see it if challenging material and unexplained plot twists or strong Irish accents bother you. If you don't like surprises, stay home.
See it if You want to really hear a beautifully sung show without over amplification. The simplicity and purity of the production is a pleasure.
Don't see it if You don't like musicals.
See it if Your are a fan of Mike Bartlett (we are) and you want to see some fine acting in a dismal play
Don't see it if You lived through the 60s and have a sophisticated point of view than simply stereotyping those who may still be trying to build a new world
See it if you are a fan of Horton Foote and willing to see anything he wrote. Not his best work but if you are patient, worth the effort.
Don't see it if You expect the best from this important and usually articulate author. If you have no patience for stereotypes offering no new insights.
See it if You like smart, articulate lyrics and music, fine performances and moving content that brings back the early days of the AIDS crisis.
Don't see it if You want a production that is about "now". This is true to how the show was written. Heart-wrencing at times. Funny as hell at others.
See it if You think just because it is from London it will be good or if you are patient with poor productions of excellent plays.
Don't see it if You expect directorial insight, love Christopher Hampton's work, have no patience for meaningless set changes.
See it if you are interested in unknown history that is incredibly relevant today. Not a simple story of right and wrong but the difficult inbetween.
Don't see it if You want happy endings and something that doesn't challenge your mind and perhaps your values and prejudices.
See it if you appreciate LaBute's insights into people, relationships, and provocative story lines; if you are a fan of intense one person shows
Don't see it if you want to stay comfortable, can't cope with some explicit sex talk, or want to be judgmental about challenging topics.
See it if you appreciate deeply thoughtful writing on challenging back story insights to important history. Really fine acting ensemble.
Don't see it if you won't listen carefully to articulate but complicated persona and story lines. Not for the intellectually lazy.
See it if you like to torture yourself with really bad writing, staging and meaningless characterizations.
Don't see it if you have anything else at all to do with your time and money. Felt really sorry for the very talented cast.
See it if For the divine Marin Mazzie, who adds thrilling emotional scope (musically, dramatically) to an exquisite production of a great musical.
Don't see it if there is no reason not to see this production
See it if you love new work that is both intellectually challenging and beautifully choreographed direction. Innovative, smart, moving, thoughtful.
Don't see it if you are too lazy to think, can't follow characters slipping in and out of multiple characters and story lines,
See it if a complex portrait of an immigrant family chasing the American Dream and local politics over the past three decades is of interest.
Don't see it if You are lazy about thinking about how the current political environment is really a past and present experience too many are still living.
See it if brilliantly cast musicals that challenge the heart and mind with story, characters and music that relate to real human experience are you
Don't see it if you want fluff or can't remember what it is like to be a confused teenager or a parent trying to help your kids grow up.
See it if You want to see the most innovative writing and production in the past decade. Surprisingly engaging work about tough subject matter.
Don't see it if No reason not to see this. Sit in the mezz for best view of the brilliant staging.
See it if You don't know much about Oscar Wilde or you are a British actors groupie
Don't see it if You want a well-written play that offers a deeper look at the man behind the plays and his complicated life and mind
See it if you have the patience for a poorly directed interpretation bordering on melodrama.
Don't see it if You expect subtlety or new insights into this classic play. Great actors wasted by bad direction.
See it if You love the music and want to learn more about the other important creators during that era.
Don't see it if Can't imagine any reason not to see this totally enjoyable show.
See it if You love a period musical beautifully performed with wonderful performers, costumes and a great set. Surprised I loved this one so much.
Don't see it if You aren't a fan of being thoroughly entertained.