See it if You want to see a classic camp musical done perfectly. The current cast is outstanding.
Don't see it if You don't like musicals, or you don't like to have fun.
See it if You enjoy "slice of life" stories about life events. Very well acted, and characters are all "relatable."
Don't see it if You are looking for something new and different. Story is fairly formulaic.
See it if You like new small musicals with a Fun-Home crossed with a Crazy Ex-Girlfriend vibe. And if you are a fan of Adam Schlesinger.
Don't see it if You like your musicals "cleaned up." This show is a bit raw, and does not reach the Fun Home heights to which it aspires. Fun Home light.
See it if You are interested in new work by female artists. History you probably didn't know in any detail. A lot of talent on offer.
Don't see it if You want a dynamic story rather than a pageant. Several characters are schematic. It could use some editing. I liked it a lot, despite
Also some pre show trepidation that it would be too preachy.
See it if You love Paula Vogel, or you want to see what the fuss was about
Don't see it if The time jumps are kind of confusing. This probably worked better in a more intimate setting.
See it if Great stand-up comedy and involved story telling reminiscent of Birbiglia. AE comes off as a winning presence who connects to his audience.
Don't see it if You don't like stand-up, or if you were at the meeting in Queens.
Also Most anyone would like this show.
See it if You like on the nose shows with "points to make." Great dancing though. The audience really responded positively. Likely to be a hit.
Don't see it if You don't want to be hit over the head with a message. None of the songs seem to have staying power. Again we my be outliers.
See it if You want to see a show about an unusual idea, (how people are different when speaking different languages) and a mostly female cast.
Don't see it if You want characters to make sense. Several of the characters stories seemed contrived and implausible, and were more about making a point
Also than about creating believable characters.
See it if You want to watch a 3 hour podcast with no drama, no dialogue, thin characters. This is not a play. Very overrated.
Don't see it if Character and dialogue, writing and plot development are important to you. You won't find them here. I honestly don't understand the hype.
See it if You love Wallace Shawn's anticapitalist rants. You love Lili Taylor. She is a winning performer, but we have heard this from Shawn before.
Don't see it if You don't like being lectured at for 90 minutes. Or if you prefer a monologue that's easy to follow, rather than a fever dream
See it if You love literature, quirky theater, seeing something different. A 90 minute exploration of memory, text, and so much more. Very moving
Don't see it if You only like traditional narrative theater. This is an original way in to one person’s story
See it if you love all things by Bedlam and you love Jane Austen. People I was with who love the book enjoyed this a lot
Don't see it if You find Bedlam's work over long and frenetic. The end is moving, but it's a slog to get there
See it if You like "updated" Shakespeare. The Staging of Act V was lovely. The rest, not so much.
Don't see it if You don't like Merry Wives. The play is just not that good. This version does not solve the innate problems of the play.
See it if You want to see topical theater. The scenes with Gabriel Ebert were a highlight.
Don't see it if You don't want to be lectured to. Sometimes it felt more like a lesson than a play.
See it if You like absurd, deadpan comedy. The show is quite clever and polished, beautifully staged. I'm not sure it will stay with me, though.
Don't see it if You like traditional dramas. By the end Gnit was a bit preachy. But it was so well acted and staged it did not get tiresome.
See it if You relate to cranky boomers, and Chekhov references. The 2013 BWay production hid some of the scripts weaknesses which are exposed here.
Don't see it if You have no patience for Boomer angst. Some of the stereotypes are squirm worthy. Acting generally pretty good.
See it if You are a KH completist. This feels like a work in progress. Not ready for prime time. It felt like a riff on Buffy. MA great as Dracula.
Don't see it if You love the Bram Stoker. The wit and movement of the original is gone. Van Helsing and Renfield are reimagined, and all the men are dweebs.
See it if You like plays about mental illness.
Don't see it if You want to dig deep. The treatment felt slight, and seemed to skim the surface of the issue. More of a tone poem than a play.
See it if You want to see women playing Shakespearean male leads. I did not think KH made a great Timon, although I think I am in the minority.
Don't see it if You have preconceived ideas about the play. This Timon felt shallow, without tragedy or pathos. Beginning was very slow
See it if You want to see a modern take on Medea. Some ideas work better than others. The story is a classic, and kept me engaged.
Don't see it if You have preconceived ideas about Medea. This is not a strict retelling of the classic, and some ideas work better than others.
See it if You like cute musicals. The performers were very winning. The songs were repetitive. It needs cuts. Good set and well staged.
Don't see it if You like serious theater. 2 of the 3 male leads looked similar and had similar names. It took me too long to differentiate them.
See it if you like sassy musicals. The music is loud, with multiple musical styles. Lots of it is clever, with powerhouse performers. Great costumes.
Don't see it if Loud music and light plot bothers you. The message that we all need love is trite.
See it if you don't mind being asked to sing along to American Pie. You like impersonations. As a love letter to RM's mother, this is rather sweet.
Don't see it if you have no interest the the Baby Boomers. The piece is too long and needs cutting. A letdown after MacHomer.
See it if You want to see cutting edge theater. The show has a monumental set. The characters are played simply but the style works for the piece.
Don't see it if You like traditional theater or musicals. This is a meditation on human behavior in a group. It plays almost like a folk tale.
See it if You want a light evening of old time entertainment. It plays like an old silent movie with elements of a Brigadoon like quality.
Don't see it if You want a serious or modern musical. This piece is very old fashioned and silly.
See it if You have never seen the show before. To me, it didn't have the element of newness the original had. Still emotional at the end.
Don't see it if You want to see something cutting edge. This seemed a bit dated.
See it if You see everything by Tony Kushner. This is the work of a very young artist. Self indulgent. I'm not sure it warranted a revival.
Don't see it if You like well written plays that hold your interest. See above.The acting is what elevated it from dreadful to so-so.
See it if You are interested in female/female relationships examined in a somewhat superficial way. The play doesn't give much back story.
Don't see it if You want a clear story and you want to know who these characters are. The play doesn't give much context for these people. A bit confusing.
See it if You want to be exposed to a cross cultural form of theater and storytelling. This was unusual and I'm glad I went.
Don't see it if You want traditional Western theater. This was a new experience.
See it if You like post apocalypse stories. Themes similar to The Children with a lot of absurdism. Well acted, well staged. Derivative.
Don't see it if You like stories with more forward motion. Repetitive. This could have been a good 40 minute one act. Needs editing.
See it if You want to be inspired to think about Shakespeare and race. Some very good ideas about Othello. I'd be curious to see KHC's Othello
Don't see it if You like plot, and you don't like rants. The show gets a bit repetitive. KHC's passion is obvious in every moment.
See it if You like "self-help" musicals. It is a good example of the genre. Good music, reminiscent of Toby Twining.
Don't see it if You want a plot or developed characters. The story and characters are thin. There are some plot threads which are left hanging.
See it if You like clever writing and an off-beat story. Not your typical fare. Very good acting, funny, sweet.
Don't see it if You don't like intimate theater experiences with a lot of heart. I recommend this funny, engaging show.
See it if You love hearing the Penelope Chapter in any format. The staging was distracting, and the delivery, while clear, was a bit affected.
Don't see it if You don't know the work. Out of context, I'm not sure what I would make of it. Not the best reading of this work. Didn't stand alone well.
See it if The show deals with an interesting topic - race relations in couples. Extended discomfiting sex games.
Don't see it if Slave Play at NYTW dealt with a similar topic in a deeper way. URG ultimately felt superficial.
See it if You want to see an interesting take on Macbeth. Especially good for teens/high schoolers. Holds your attention.
Don't see it if You like traditional Shakespeare productions. This is not that.
See it if you want to see a rarely staged classic. Some of the speeches don't land. Not sure if the writing has dated, or if the delivery was off.
Don't see it if You are not a Sam Shepard fan. Or possibly if you are such a fanatic that this gentler interpretation will stick in your craw.
See it if You want to see Glenda Jackson.
Don't see it if You love Ling Lear. This is a very self indulgent production, with directorial flourishes that are about the director, not about the play.
See it if You like watching two dimensional characters recite monologues. The writing and characters were never believable.
Don't see it if You want to see a provocative show about race relations. See Slave Play the next time it is mounted. A much better play on a similar topic.
See it if You like improv. This show grew out of scenes written by The Mad Ones. Lacks structure.
Don't see it if You like shows with narrative, and a more traditional story. This show seems like it needed an Act 2.
See it if You want to see a rarely performed Jacobean play done well. The play is funny and raunchy.
Don't see it if You don't like watching cartoon type gore on stage. There were a few points when I had to shut my eyes.
See it if You want to 'hang" with an actor who is not acting. It's not a play, and the performers don't act. They read simple sentences off a screen.
Don't see it if You want to see a story or acting. I could not tell if Solemanpour is a good writer. The show felt slight. Michael Urie is charming.
See it if You love Calvin Trillin. Or if you like well done sentimental works. The marriage is presented as a real love story. Tears and laughter.
Don't see it if You done like sentimental stories. Or if you like edgy works. This is very old fashioned.