See it if You like Pinter. And ..um..naturalistic, err, dialogue. Brilliant acting of fairly selfish, unlikeable posh characters.
Don't see it if If you hate spoilers. Backwards timeframe leaves no storyline suspense. It’s all about the acting.
See it if You like new works about family angst and dysfunction. If you’re ok with lots of kid actor time.
Don't see it if The classic family hot button issues (abuse, neglect, misogyny) aren’t your thing.
See it if you love Meat Loaf and great renditions of his music. If you love dystopian zombie teenage angst.
Don't see it if you need creative non-cliche story line. (SPOILER) It's bad rich dad's fault: if that irritates you, avoid.
See it if you like dark and off beat theater. Great patter dialogue. Cast excellent. Super funny. Wonderful tunes.
Don't see it if You prefer jukebox or old fashioned musicals.
See it if you like new material with sci-fi and youthful twist. Love the cast energy. So great. Put Your Pants On (a song) and go.
Don't see it if you're a musical curmudgeon. If you can't remember being a teen.
See it if you want to step outside the drama/ musical box. Wonderfully odd. Brilliant female cast. Lane is Lane.
Don't see it if If you mind gore and scatological jokes and sexual innuendo.
See it if you like Shakespeare homework. If you're ok with gender blind casting and accessibility accommodation and band(?).. Turn your brain on.
Don't see it if you're tired or cranky. Or don't want to stretch boundaries of your Shakespeare interpretation.
See it if you're a Cranston fan. He's brilliant. If you're media obsessed or loved original movie.
Don't see it if you mind a busy stage. Where to focus? You're going to miss something visually. Side stories miss wildly. Felt dated but overall solid.
See it if you love musical theater revivals. This is the one to see. Fresh, clever, funny, impressive with brilliant cast and great dancing.
Don't see it if you don't like the older canon.
See it if You care about power and the quest to attain political immortality. What does it take. You care about marriage power struggles.
Don't see it if You revere Bill and Hill and can hear no ill.
See it if You need to add to your classics. Dialogue and attitude to women dated but searing family relations timeless.
Don't see it if You can’t suspend disbelief on certain casting and legal matters.
See it if You like con law, national politics, women’s parity issues.
Don't see it if You’re a legal purist. Assessment of constitional issues not always on mark, although heartfelt and thought provoking. Super dreary set.
See it if you love comedy. if you're a twenty or thirty-something thinking about love, babies and responsibility.
Don't see it if you are squeamish at sex talk and frank male urologic discussions... if you are looking for a show to see with your prim grandparent.
See it if you like dramas with fabulous music.... Wit and humor brought to serious subject..slight subversion of youth/ gay tropes.
Don't see it if you want straight up musical.
See it if you like politics and brilliant depictions of political animals. Falco is a dream. Issues of women in gov't in 1980s.
Don't see it if you don't care about regional politics as microcosm for quest for personal success and self aggrandizement .
See it if you want to see master class in acting. Michael Urie is brilliant. Family issues and complicated mother issues transcend.
Don't see it if you don't want gay issues play from 70-80s NYC.
See it if you like intellectual, witty explorations of theater or historical women figures.
Don't see it if you want linear tale. Slows down sometimes as we explore characters and perform, sometimes lengthy, Shakespeare soliloquies.
See it if You like drama comedies about white man problems. ....clever one liner dialogue.
Don't see it if You’re in a middle age funk and you’re making poor choices. Ok. Maybe then see it.
See it if you like witty, original empowerment musicals.
Don't see it if want big budget and traditional love story musicals. If you need first act full-coherence...takes full show to get the story.
See it if you like powerful, super-serious drama about universal topics. Men discussing feelings.
Don't see it if you would be impacted by details about death and personal loss. Could have used a few more humor/ wit release valves.
See it if you want to see two excellent actors work with meh material. Story slightly dated and thin.
Don't see it if you don't want to see graphic sex and nudity.
See it if you're ok with changes to beloved classic. Music is wonderful. Not all interpretive twists hit. (Modern dance! New ending!)
Don't see it if you're protective of Oklahoma!. Also. Why are lights up whole time? Distracting. But the score....
See it if you love musical theater with great dancing. Jeremy Pope is beyond wonderful.
Don't see it if you want a complex plot. Dialogue occasionally painful. It's a well done juke box music.
See it if You love fresh innovative musical theater. It pops. Great staging.
Don't see it if You want linear boy-girl, good guy- bad guy backstory that’s really fleshed out. This is a riff and a stepping stone to wow music.
See it if You love the music. If you want to see best Cher ever. With more powerful voice than Cher.
Don't see it if You expect plot or dialogue. That’s painful to follow. Relax and sing along (lip synch I mean)
See it if you love the book, movie or actors. Worth while but not life changing evening. Note: 40 y/o play kids..problem for me.
Don't see it if you love book, movie and are protective of your viewpoint. Hated angle of staging. Couldn't see center stage in great and expensive seats.
See it if you like cerebral presentations in musical format. You like to noodle over who did what to whom and when. you like friendship issues.
Don't see it if you want to be drawn into a story. Backwards timeline precluded that for me. Feels emotionally detached.
See it if you care about current race relations, mistakes of young men, police violence issues, this great cast.
Don't see it if you're turned off by pontificating about a tough racial issue. Throws in kitchen sink. Estranged couple snark and bicker-stop it.
See it if you like straight play with wit and brilliant cast tackling one of most painful life experiences. (aging?) May gets it right.
Don't see it if you can't appreciate "gallows humor". If the subject matter of dementia is too raw for you. Waverly Gallery hurts if you've been thru it.
See it if You're teen or teen-centric. Insightful tall tale of fitting in and growing up. Great blend of sci-fi with classical musical elements.
Don't see it if You're not interested in coming of age issues.