See it if You love musicals. Bonus points if you’re into original movie.
Don't see it if You want edgy or ultra nouveau. This is homage to old-timey love/ road/ getaway stories.
See it if You like historical plays. Well done. Moments drag but insightful and powerful urban and social history of New York.
Don't see it if You want linear plot with fully fleshed characters. Moses is the focus. Fiennes is great.
See it if You’re drawn to monologue or biography or Byrne! Find the universals in his particular life story.
Don't see it if You dislike self reflection or spoken dialogue that sounds more like the page than real life.
See it if You love great drama with sharp dialogue and brilliant performances. You like surprise endings.
Don't see it if You are sensitive to unflinching examinations of race and class…as written 25 years ago.
See it if You want to think big thoughts in a digestible 1.5 hour sitting. Great set for modest play. Dialogue is very layered and sharp.
Don't see it if You don’t want to put your thinking cap on. If you don’t like exposition… lots of talking to the audience.
See it if You love universal messages in a clever upbeat package. So great. Brilliant supporting character by Milligan. Genius wrapped in laughs.
Don't see it if You want a glam set. Akimbo’s brilliance is in the writing and the performing. The elevator pitch sounds bleh.
See it if You love the classics or want to get educated. Wonderful cast. Deep and serious play.
Don't see it if You need comic relief for the playwright’s message to land. You will want to focus and then ponder it…for days. Attention must be paid.
See it if You love choreographed upbeat theater. Great optics and clever staging. Perfect for theater in round.
Don't see it if You want intricate plot. Cliched story set up. Good to know that show mirrors K-POP industry talent development.
See it if You love Stoppard, historical plays and just good theater.
Don't see it if You don’t want to concentrate. The many characters and plot threads require attention.
See it if You are seeking solid contemporary show about life’s struggles and blessings. Nice comic relief moments too.
Don't see it if You want a single through narrative. This jumps a bit and requires concentration. Could be trimmed.
See it if You like witty observational humor. Discover a great rising comedian.
Don't see it if You don’t want a one man stand up comedy show. His audio is tricky. Speaks downward or sideways or quickly. Not hard to follow gist though.
See it if You want well written but witty with wonderfully comedic secondary characters.
Don't see it if You have an issue with child actors being hammy. If a lot of urine talk makes you cringe.
See it if You like think pieces with heart. Gray depictions of normal people, life and heartbreak.
Don't see it if You want something big. Spare set. Concentration required although flashes of humor help the flow.
See it if You love Crystal or Borscht Belt humor. He is charming. Shoshona Bean is a highlight. Gorgeous voice.
Don't see it if You want to avoid multiple poop your pants jokes. Even a goy says: oy vey.
See it if You love Beanie or Jane lynch. Charisma and wit abound in them. How a pivotal woman made it in show biz years ago. A story worth learning.
Don't see it if Please don’t compare to that other Fanny. Let it stand alone. Savor!
See it if You like fresh and meta. Breakthrough talent onstage.
Don't see it if You are person of deep faith who finds blaming conservative Christian followers distasteful.
See it if You must be up for an inquiry into abuse and consent and family dynamics. Brilliant. Helps if you’ve studied Lolita. Actors top of game.
Don't see it if All the trigger warnings apply. Can you see shades of gray in a black and white issue? Uncomfortable but important.
See it if You are a feminist, a political junkie or a fan of farce.
Don't see it if You’re in mood for something serious. So fun seeing women do slapstick. Great set. Dratch so good. Well: whole cast on fire.
See it if You like new musicals and fresh taken in either vocals or dance. If you’re American history buff.
Don't see it if Occasional clunky dialogue /predictable story arch.Needs trimming. Overly stuffed w cliched characters. Disclosure:movable scenery broken.
See it if You like classic New York humor with clever female lead. Fun!
Don't see it if The format is three separate stories and it gets a bit slap stick-y. Feels pretty fresh for revival but not cutting edge.
See it if You love family drama, historic and political exploration. Funny. Important. Too long but worthwhile.
Don't see it if You want fully trimmed play with all points of view explored equally.
See it if You respect and want to explore the canon of musical theater. Beautifully done.
Don't see it if You want fresh story. Why is a dated unbelievable story revived? Who knows. Just enjoy.
See it if You love Sondheim or American political history. Brilliant cast at top of their game.
Don't see it if You find Sondheim disjointed or difficult.
See it if You are a woman with mother or grandmother or sisters. Or know one.
Don't see it if You want easy entertainment that doesn’t require a bit of focus. (No judgment!). It’s funny, raw and true.
See it if You want clever and different story. But classic old musical glorious staging. If you love tap.
Don't see it if You need action and linear plot. Slows down after intermission. Why? Needs a haircut. AND: Is it really always mommy’s fault?
See it if You love these actors or food shows. Nice use of stage fire.
Don't see it if You want to be stretched. Doesn’t transcend the redemptive/ life is hard cliches or make full use of Aduba, Jones or Donovan.
See it if You’re a royalist. Moments of humor dot cliched lyrical exposition. Great voices and choreography!
Don't see it if It’s a pop musical biopic. Of a famous figure. Your call.
See it if Great story with magnificent score and vocals with wonderful touches of humor.
Don't see it if You don’t want to see race relation issues explored. In slightly old fashioned tones…but with a twist.
See it if You want meaty and intriguing political story. Human drama of everyday banal encounters resonate too.
Don't see it if You want resolution or clarity of motivation.
See it if You’re into social psychology, true crime or one woman shows.
Don't see it if You want traditional….. plot, tension, resolution. Scrubby stages isn’t for those who want pretty setting.
See it if You need upbeat entertainment with thrill of spontaneity.
Don't see it if You need tight script or get stressed at stand up open ended formula.