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See it if you seek a new (yet familiar) perspective on modern persecution with realistic, intense family/community drama & a spattering of comedy
Don't see it if you’re homophobic or racist.
See it if you’re prepared to be transported, inspired, awed & moved by the complexity and beauty of queer black storytelling & modern musical theatre.
Don't see it if you’re homophobic or racist.
See it if you’re yearning for a fun, delightful & exceptionally performed familiar Shakespearean love/comedy immersive dinner experience.
Don't see it if you’re not hungry for laughs & joy.
See it if you like the movie enough to forgive a wayward & high-budget adaptation.
Don't see it if you want to have any sort of meaningful thoughts or discussion when the curtain falls.
See it if you’re ready to be spell-bound by masterful singing, genius song-writing and a story that is more real and current than ever!
Don't see it if you need an orchestra—this show is acapella.
See it if you want some great laughs, enjoy clever rapid-fire lyrics, and "skit style" scene-work.
Don't see it if you're expecting a story—Unclear what this musical is trying to say, other than stuff the book with jokes.
See it if you enjoy modern history presented as high-stakes realistic drama.
Don't see it if you’re unconcerned with or frustrated by stories involving white men in power, left unchecked, screwing the system.
See it if you relish terrific playwriting, excellent acting, jaw-dropping tragicomedy and modern tales of love.
Don't see it if you’re uncomfortable with female-driven narratives that shines light on misogyny & codependency.
See it if you enjoy quick-witted quirky family drama. Terrifically “downtown” feeling. Strong, funny, committed actors tackling weirdness & chaos.
Don't see it if you don’t like nontraditional storytelling.
See it if you’re looking for just a damn good time, fantastic singing, sexy dancing, iconic costumes and care about the story of Cher in American pop.
Don't see it if you know nothing about Cher, her influence or don’t care for fabulousness or the bombastic.
See it if you’re prepared for a long evening, have a taste for family drama & foreboding or have a working knowledge of the IRA.
Don't see it if you want to sink your teeth into something—this is a “slow burn” kind of play with nothing really new to bring to the table.
See it if you support new works, Asian voices in the theatre, and plays with themes of loneliness, connectivity & internationalism.
Don't see it if you are fatigued by scripts that try too hard to land a point.
See it if you’re prepared to experience the “great all-American” musical through a completely new, shockingly relevant, unbelievably stirring lens.
Don't see it if you’re a traditionalist.
See it if you wish to suppprt an Afro-Queer playwright.
Don't see it if you bristle at overstuffed scripts: racism, abortion, infidelity, alcoholism, domestic violence, lesbianism & mental illness in 90mins? Oye!
See it if you yearn to see and hear representative narratives of people who live outside the margins of cisgender heterosexual society.
Don't see it if you're unwilling or unable to listen to and validate queer lives, queer bodies, and queer feelings.
See it if you believe in fantastic play-writing and shining a light on racial equity, understanding erasure, and want one hell of a good laugh!
Don't see it if you're triggered by conversations around white privilege, or are unwilling to laugh about absurd truths.
See it if you’re prepared for a thoughtful recreation of difficult world/American truths presented through a modern teen girl gaze in a 30-seat house.
Don't see it if you’re triggered by theatrical representations of Nazi Germany or American white supremacy.
See it if you are prepared to face current American social & racial history, head-on; and want to be inspired by athleticism in acting & writing.
Don't see it if you’re ill-prepared to navigate the complexities of real Black lives and their stories.
See it if you are seeking a heartwarming, accessible, often comedic real-life story surrounding a devastating national event.
Don't see it if you expect to dig deeper, truly connect or have profound feelings. This show moves at a high-clip with few moments of stillness or silence.
See it if you're nostalgic for 50s music or need a simple "good time" piece of theatre, with great 4-way female harmony.
Don't see it if you need something a little meatier.
See it if you're seeking a "better than the rest" kind of jukebox musical, featuring very recognizable music and a strongly-structured book.
Don't see it if you're unfamiliar with The Four Seasons.
See it if you’re a fan of The Oldies, music revues, nostalgia and strong performers.
Don't see it if you need a plot or spoken dialogue (this show is literally 36 songs, nonstop).
See it if you’re a fan of The Bard and seeking a timeless, not-oft performed script presented by some of NYC’s best classical actors & tight ensemble.
Don't see it if you aren’t a fan of Shakespearean tragedies.
See it if you’re unfamiliar with this lesser-known and lesser-performed flawed and odd Sondheim piece.
Don't see it if you want a plot or expect anything to emotionally invest in.
See it if you want to witness high-budget & high-production fight choreography at The Shed, for its inaugural season.
Don't see it if you need any semblance of a storyline or can’t stomach obtuse racial stereotypes.
See it if you admire fringe and "downtown" voices finding their light and delivering a necessary & urgent message while packaged as ridiculous.
Don't see it if you don't appreciate the absurd.
See it if you support The Public’s mission to provide access to the arts and Shakespeare for all.
Don't see it if you need a streamlined or refreshing production—this one is neither.
See it if you’re a lover of great American family tragedies and prepared for a master class in acting from Ms. Bening.
Don't see it if you need happy endings.
See it if you’re a fan of this fun American musical chestnut—full of recognizable songs, impressive dancing & Kelli O’Hara’s perfect soprano.
Don't see it if you’re expecting anything revelatory, spicy or modern.
See it if you’re a fan of Sam Shepard, tight script-work, solid 2-person shows.
Don't see it if you have the tendency to tune-out for lack of stimuli—it’s a “slow burn” until the final scenes.
See it if you’re a Sondheim-loyalist or tickled by this show’s cult-like history.
Don't see it if you’re expecting a revelation. The troupe tries their very best. But let’s call a spade a spade: “Merrily” just isn’t a good show. Unsavable
See it if you like Christmas carols.
Don't see it if you want anything that resembles a show: no indication of rehearsal, polish or structure. Dozens left at intermission. Save your $ and time.
See it if you want a few good laughs, have an open mind, and enjoy big ensembles and production elements.
Don't see it if you’re close-minded to LGBTQ youth.
See it if you’d like a nice bite-size musical with heart and originality.
Don't see it if you aren’t a fan of Off-Broadway musical comedy stylings.
See it if you enjoy "underground" New York theatre and modern R&B, hiphop, and pop music.
Don't see it if you're uncomfortable standing for 90-minutes.
See it if you are prepared for exceptional acting and stage-work on a very necessary, heated, passionate and vital national conversation.
Don't see it if you're triggered by impassioned conversations about race.
See it if you love this play (celebrating its 40th anniversary), love poignant and relevant queer storytelling, and love fantastic performers.
Don't see it if you don't believe in love or are intolerant of gay visibility.
See it if you’re a fan of close-quarters, high-torque intensity, domestic desputes and a dash of wild bad-luck.
Don't see it if you’re sensitive to cussing or Rednecks.
See it if Experience some of the most-spectacular storytelling and magic ever to be produced live on-stage. Every second is enthralling! Unbelievable!
Don't see it if you don't enjoy fantasy.
See it if you seek great-acting and strong script-writing featuring vignettes of an intriguing but ultimately unextraordinary woman.
Don't see it if you're frustrated by nonlinear storytelling.
See it if you love upbeat 80s pop, joyful musical, numbers, witty jokes, freedom of expression and light fun.
Don't see it if you’re uncomfortable with nonbinary genders and/or sexualities.