See it if You love the original classic but always yearned for the classic’s emotional size without the fustian. Terrific acting. Jason splendid.
Don't see it if You don’t want to both laugh and cry.
See it if You want a director’s earnest, shadowy take on courtship, sexuality, and the US at the expense of the authors’ panache and optimism.
Don't see it if You yearn for the fullness of the songs’ and the characters’ soaring vitality or if you’re rooting for the protags to end happy.
See it if You love to be moved and exult with the power of humans connecting to transcend crisis
Don't see it if You can’t speak English and are just looking for a Radio City Music Hall type distraction.
See it if You love Sass, talent, a commitment to acting values, incessant inventiveness in staging, a searingly ironic score, and pyrrhic victories.
Don't see it if You wish to identify traditionally with likeable characters. These are rough waters and hopes are dashed.
See it if Good nudity, good acting, great set-changing, and a clearing house for modern relationship-talk appeal to you.
Don't see it if You want presumptuous, grand drama. This is sweet and simple, questions monogamy, with sexy simulations of man on man love.
See it if You want to see a musicalized version of this play which successfully blends the play’s melancholy love-story with its ribald merry-making
Don't see it if If you’re a stickler that all of the original text be included.
See it if You like solid Shakespeare done by the RSC in black, gold, and grey drapes and clothes
Don't see it if Thoughts of mortality, dementia, and familial strife are too hard for you to take.
See it if You want to wince and smile at the ravages of aging, hypocrisy, and the inevitability of death
Don't see it if You’re a stickler for directness. This play of Albee’s is quite in his “arch” and clever vein, though it aims for depth.
Also The set is gossamer, glamorous, and features a wonderful trick to it.
See it if You love elegance, unmatchable score and lyrics, and want to see, with Laura Benanti as Eliza,what the greatest musical of all time was like
Don't see it if You want Eliza and Higgins to strike sparks off each other. NOW WITH BENANTI IT’S a SCINTILLATING STORY!
See it if You must see it to be au courant with theatre history. It’s totally politically correct and has scintillating words that pop you awake.
Don't see it if You’d rather not be bothered with pre-listening to its rather dense cast album. You MUST hear it beforehand to really get it.
See it if A frank, simple, professionally acted story about coke, adoption fallout, with some male nudity and brief male-on-male action appeals
Don't see it if You're stickler for trenchant depth in the writing. This play is genuine enough but not harrowing, and, therefore, a bit by-the-numbers.
See it if You have an interest in American history of inventors, lighting equipment, and world's fairs
Don't see it if The winsomeness and buoyancy of capable actors can't distract you from a script's empty fancies.
See it if You adore the the-a-tuh, being regaled with transcendent tales and recreations of its royalty, and insightful glimpses of 1980's gay life.
Don't see it if You don't speak English or if the notion of a shadow underside to glamour and gaiety puts your knickers in a knot
See it if Familiar with superheros, either Shakespearean or along the lines of Batman, or ever went to ridiculously sad lengths to impress anyone.
Don't see it if You have no cultural context for either Heath Ledger's or Jack Nicholson's Joker or have difficulty following fast-paced verbal comedy.
See it if You're mad for Mary Louise Parker's antics, you like "scene work," you don't mind plot-light two handers with some wit and wisdom
Don't see it if You want your romantic comedies straightforward and full of charm; this one insists on being off-beat, like its talented leading lady.
See it if Obsessed with Hamilton, enjoy clever word-play and parody, thrill to discover new talent, appreciate Broadway in-jokes
Don't see it if You don't know much about show business.
See it if You seek a jumping-off place to discuss family response to the aging of a parent and the relative value of nursing homes
Don't see it if You are too recently traumatized by a relative or friend's loss of coherent intelligence as he/she ages
See it if You'd like a superbly staged, fantasy-musical and a throbbingly emotional story about the ultimate outcast who retrieves her self-esteem
Don't see it if You're a stickler about the Maguire source book; this version soft-pedals its mordant humor and ups the heart-tugging factor.
See it if Interested in the lack of integrity in 3 young losers, catching up with the must-see, Pulitzer playwright, or solid, detailed character-work
Don't see it if You need spectacle (there's one, intentionally ordinary setting) or histrionics. The play's focus is on examining modern banality.
See it if You love Dahl's source story or if you're drawn to the admirable idea that a child can triumph over trauma through literature and imaginat
Don't see it if irked by raucous choral singing and movement (often by children), indistinguishable lyrics, or the story's syrupy dollops of precious wisdom
See it if A blunt, modern, literate spin on all the depression in Chekhov, with fun fourth-wall breaks, sounds diverting. Posner and the actors rock.
Don't see it if You’d miss the romance in Uncle Vanya’s yearnings. Posner’s play deflates that by bringing it (and especially Elena) into the 21st century.
See it if Broadway history of Lerner or Lane or what-went-wrong’s is part of your passion.
Don't see it if You want more than a light-hearted sketch of a story.
See it if Undeniably Stunning, collage-like Spectacle and hype (if at the expense of real-ness and the authenticity of the source-movie) turn you on.
Don't see it if You were moved by Chayevsky’s script’s focus on Bill Holden’s aging crisis OR have tired of VonHowe’s heavy-handed, fashionable directing.
See it if Euripides classicists will resonate with this admittedly truncated, feminist take on extant Hercules texts. Some film and a camp aesthetic.
Don't see it if You want a bona fide narrative or wish to be swept away
See it if You like well-informed, if diatribe-heavy, attempts to revitalize Trojan/Greek mythology
Don't see it if Simplistic, feminist-slanted revisionism of mythology (not up to Mists of Avalon rigor) tires you.
See it if You’ve ever had your heart broken by someone who said back off, I need to be me. Or if you’re interested in sign language or the deaf.
Don't see it if You need excessive diversion or spectacle. It’s a simple set and the relationship demands attention.
See it if You’re interested in brilliantly off-hand means of telling a story through an endearing ensemble of singer-actors.
Don't see it if You want to be blasted out of your seat by a loud, hip-hop-happy musical. This is like a foreign film. Fascinating, rich, subtle.
See it if Simplicity and an underlying sweetness is your cuppa
Don't see it if You want melodrama or headlines. This show is deeply personal.
See it if You like spectacle and your inner girl has ravishment fantasies
Don't see it if You like your love stories to hit home. You yawn at the tedious repetition of melody in sung-through demi-operas.
See it if You want to identify with or evaluate the dilemma of middle-agers coping with a parent’s aging and death
Don't see it if You can’t handle stories about death, aging parents, you’re upset about drama-lite
See it if A crisis in the history of gay oppression in America merits your attention, or you want to examine an ambitious new musical.
Don't see it if You need a strong throughline in your musical dramas.
See it if You're human and you've ever been adolescent enough to lie to get love.
Don't see it if You're unprepared for visiting the dark side of high school or the American class system.
See it if You're an Anglophile, you're impressed with wit, language, a consummate ensemble, a gracious contemplation of stylishly facing aging.
Don't see it if You're a hipster with ADHD who needs bells and whistles. This revival is a classy throwback to the best of Gielgud's era.
See it if You like being chilled, awestruck and reminded of your own mortality by an elliptical, Beckettian script and highly skilled acting
Don't see it if You're overly sensitive or sentimental about life's meaningfulness or if you are impatient of brevity.
See it if You have any interest in the capacity of self-expression to liberate one from traumatic family history, in things gay (specifically lesbian)
Don't see it if You are disappointed in musicals that don't have hummable, upbeat scores or demand easy happy endings
See it if You want dazzle, heartbreak, exhilaration and an upclose, virtual experience of the challenge in seeing life truly differently.
Don't see it if the idea that autism may provide breakthrough insight for the limits of our linear world offends you.
See it if You love the magic of theatre. Director Julie Taymor's amazing hybrid of Disney story with dazzling spectacle deserved all its awards.
Don't see it if You really need great writing. This adaptation of the Disney film isn't much different from the original.
See it if Showmanship, exquisite character work, and a witty Capraesque look at a town's love for its recently deceased gay boy appeal to you
Don't see it if You don't like one-man shows or simple sets, are not impressed by ingenuity or are looking for a shatteringly new take on intolerance.
See it if You are interested either in the feisty and focussed actress Annette O'Toole or in the Hamlet closet scene as the story's springboard
Don't see it if You expect the actor-author to newly illuminate anything particularly inspiring about Hamlet, character or play.