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See it if you are a fan of any of the principle actors. It's very thought provoking & timely.
Don't see it if you are not open to seeing more than your own point of view.
See it if You want something entertaining, but not too heavy, with a focus on gay couples.
Don't see it if You are turned off by gay subject matter, or looking for something flashy or deep.
See it if Like myself, you are a long time fan & have seen all of his one man shows. Or, you want to brush up on your Latin history.
Don't see it if You have no interest in learning what other cultures have contributed to this country, or if you have strong neg. feelings re: immigration.
See it if you are interested in seeing a show that takes place in the 70s/80s. This is a revival of one of Harvey Fierstein's early plays.
Don't see it if you don't like gay-themed plays, or revivals.
See it if You like period plays based on real people-especially little known, significant ones.
Don't see it if You don't like seeing shows in very small places with limited resources. They did, however make very good use of the limited props they had.
See it if You are a fan of Amber Tamblyn (Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, Joan of Arcadia), & if you like dark comedies.
Don't see it if You are very sensitive to issues dealing with drinking, debt, or grieving.
See it if You like short, one person shows, in a small theater.
Don't see it if You're not interested in stories about a young man spending time with his dying grandfather.
Also Nice story told very lovingly.
See it if you want to sit back & just enjoy a light-hearted musical without having to think about anything else. Surprisingly good.
Don't see it if you are a cranky curmudgeon & nothing makes you smile. Actually, that's why you should see it!
See it if you are a fan of Inge's writing, appreciate good story telling & can be open to understanding what life was like in the 1950's.
Don't see it if you don't like nostalgic stories, or might be sensitive to issues dealing with alcoholism.
See it if you enjoy Inge's writing. If you're of a certain age, you'll love the nostalgia of it.
Don't see it if you don't think you can relate to/ or understand the thinking of the times (mid-50s)
See it if you like to see shows that take you in a direction that you don't expect.
Don't see it if you have no interest in discussions about race or class, or you are not interested in a point of view different than your own (possibly)
See it if you're adventurous & open minded enough to see all kinds of things.
Don't see it if you're looking for a well-written, thought-out story, that actually makes sense.
Also I did think the female lead was quite good, despite the material.
See it if you like Kenneth Lonergan's writing, which I do. Been a fan for years. Bonus: Elaine May.
Don't see it if watching someone you love slip away, hits too close to home.
See it if You like one man shows in an intimate room. If you are open to good story telling, no matter how big, or small, you will appreciate this .
Don't see it if You have a hard time with accents, or need to have all the bells & whistles of a big show.
See it if You appreciate good story telling, no matter how big or small the venue. And, if you're open to stories with an autistic character .
Don't see it if If you like big, flashy shows, or are sensitive in some way to autistic children being represented on the stage.
See it if You enjoy a wide variety of theatrical experiences, inc. shows with only one performer. Certainly see it if you are a fan of Billy Crudup.
Don't see it if I can't think of any reason not to see it, unless you really hate one man shows & only enjoy big, flashy spectacles .
See it if You are curious to know how most of the rest of the country feels about subjects that we, here in NYC, are more tolerant & open minded about
Don't see it if You are homophobic, or deeply involved in organized religion.
See it if you like to see things beyond your own imagination. It was a very interesting, fresh take on trying to rise above your struggles.
Don't see it if you don't like the electric violin, or you're not open enough for a little bit of fantasy.
Also It definitely made me want to learn more about Ernest Shackleton!
See it if You are concerned about the frightening possible outcomes of our current administration's policies.
Don't see it if If you are a Trump supporter, who is not open minded enough to question some of his decisions.
See it if You enjoy watching seasoned actors at their best. I really wanted to see Laura Linney & Cynthia Nixon on stage together.
Don't see it if You are such a fan of the movie that you can't imagine anyone else but Bette Davis in the lead.
See it if you are open to all kinds of story telling & like seeing the world from another's point of view.
Don't see it if you're looking for a happy, upbeat, warm & fuzzy kind of show- although there are some very tender moments.
See it if you like uplifting stories about people pitching in to help out in a crisis.
Don't see it if the wounds of 9/11 are easily opened. It quickly brought me back to that day & the sadness of it.