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See it if A rediscovery of the great, accomplished musical Yiddish theater. Often moving and ambitious story telling through many eras. Melodious.
Don't see it if Moves quickly and a little superficially for characters with depth to emerge while trying to cover the complete immigrant experience.
See it if solid old-style play with perceptive insight into the society of the time with still relevant themes. the family conflict is suspenseful
Don't see it if have no patience with expository filler. don't want to listen to beautiful writing and exquisite characters
See it if For Walsh fans who want to see what he's up to. Avant guard, theatrical, multi-media assault
Don't see it if Big themes but not an engaging plot. Confounding, makes little sense, tedious
See it if you never make the trek to Brooklyn for theater. a new high for the great Gallery. magnificently sung and staged. monumental and moving
Don't see it if no excuse not to see this thrilling production of a great show
See it if Will learn about an unfamiliar character in recent Irish history. Still relevant political discussion
Don't see it if Feel monologue laden, talky and undramatic
See it if sweet, amusing, sentimental and touching and may make you think about "life" inventive, beautiful staging
Don't see it if not your typical hard-sell, razzle-dazzle, over the top musical. something sensitive, bitter-sweet for a change
See it if absorbing rich tale with insights into timeless human behavior. inventive staging and hilarious performances
Don't see it if no tolerance for whimsy or actors playing more than one role or something very broad
See it if endearing characters, several excellent songs, immersive production design, and surprising and still relevant story
Don't see it if don't like to be part of festival, environmental theater, think the characters are clichéd and familiar (but stick it out)
See it if don't mind something avant-guard, philosophical and imaginatively presented
Don't see it if need a conventional plot and have short attention spans
See it if amusing send-up of Bronte inspired tale of romance and evil. actors are broadly amusing and production design evocative.
Don't see it if goes on too long, a little unfocused and repetitive until some true hilarity breaks out.
See it if Just good theater: witty and over the top, exhausting, attention demanding, clever update of Chekhov
Don't see it if Have a low boredom threshold, aren't willing to pay attention, or the extravagance of it gets on your nerves.
See it if Go along for a mysterious yarn, intriguing setting, enjoyable characters.
Don't see it if Doesn't quite deliver: some flat dialogue that isn't funny enough and plot not that surprising.
See it if Clever word play and resonant topical commentary.
Don't see it if Don't like "two people of different backgrounds gain an understanding" scenarios with an overly familiar "plot twist".
See it if rich story with interesting historical background. Very cinematic with scenes that build a sense of mystery.
Don't see it if Intriguing mystery doesn't deliver an dramatically intense conclusion. A little unfocused and bland along the way.
See it if To experience a well written, elegantly produced period piece
Don't see it if You need tension and drama. Interesting themes but entirely talky.
See it if you want a solid, well-written, vividly acted, imaginatively staged, entertaining courtroom drama.
Don't see it if you're expecting an innovative military, courtroom drama or have no patience for a lot of poetic writing (remember when that was the norm?)
See it if literate, poetic writing with an enchanting story. Sudeikas is charismatic and a natural on stage.
Don't see it if expect as much depth as the film
See it if want pure entertainment with more relevant themes as the show progresses. witty production design
Don't see it if get bored quickly which first appears to be overly familiar sit-comish drama
See it if you think the original is talky and undramatic, this witty update is vivid and stimulating. A revelatory central performance.
Don't see it if You want mindless entertainment. Otherwise, any serious theatergoer shouldn't miss it.
See it if don't mind being disturbed with heavy issues to think about
Don't see it if bored easily by long talky passages
Also better if you go in knowing nothing about it
See it if You want to be surprised: exciting, visceral and violent. Mostly accessible with NY actors in roles unlike anything they've done before.
Don't see it if You have no tolerance for Shakespeare or have a short attention span. Understand why it's considered a "problem play", but it's excellent
See it if in the mood for a pleasant, amusing lark, a clever satire of over the top melodramas of yore
Don't see it if want something important and not just pure entertainment
See it if good old anecdotes with still relevant themes. good old-style humor and gives you a feel for this larger than life personality
Don't see it if it helps if you remember Mostel a little bit. less compelling if you don't like contrived nature of the one person inan imaginary interview
See it if Brilliant social-satire, farce that still feels current. exquisite cast, lush production and constantly funny
Don't see it if have limited patience for broad farce and have no sense of humor
See it if actors are strong musicians, shackleton story still fascinates
Don't see it if tedious, won't care about the characters, charmless, showcase for the actress's musician skills.
See it if you're willing to be immersed in an unusual theater experience. Some intriguing writing and truths about our present world.
Don't see it if Quite tedious, your thoughts will wonder as to where it's going and then you'll be perplexed at what it was suppose to be.
See it if fairly interesting premise, good actors, themes that translate to modern times
Don't see it if very little going on and don't get a feeling for the way the characters have transformed with time (especially what Torval was like).
See it if A spell-binding tale of family abuse and military psychological trauma. Play adds new depths to Shakespeare's writing.
Don't see it if You're worn down by an assault on your senses that makes you think and feel.
See it if powerful, mesmerizing experience that is totally relevant to the world today
Don't see it if you need a lot of plot, get offended by racial denigration, get bored with stage theatrics
See it if Mesmerizing, you can't take your eyes off of Dixon. Blissful storytelling, vividly brings the great George Rose to life along with darkside
Don't see it if If you weren't around or don't know anything about Rose, play would be less compelling
See it if a dynamic rock score and sprawling travelogue carries you away
Don't see it if overlong and repetitious themes. some excellent songs and sharp scenes, others just tedious
See it if You like thought- provoking, moral challenging plays about how we live today
Don't see it if Slow scenes with little dialogue annoy you along with continuous, unnecessary stage business
See it if You want to hear sophisticated music, passionately performed. An unusual concept, witty and intelligent.
Don't see it if Expect a lot of plot, get bored with song after song not varying much in emotion or meaning.
See it if you want to see an attempt at a serious, complex, psychological relationship play and want to see what Pendleton is up to
Don't see it if overly long, tedious, not believably, not well written or staged
See it if you're opened to something murky and mysterious with resonant themes
Don't see it if are annoyed by sparse dialogue and stage pauses and no simplistic resolutions
See it if for Yazbeck's unpredictable, witty, and sharp music and lyrics. sensitive drama that developes individual stories in an interesting manner.
Don't see it if you have not patience for something different that remains a little flat and never really takes off.
See it if you don't mind a disturbing, nasty, very dark disfunctional family comedy-drama
Don't see it if you want a feel good family story for the holidays, with neatly wrapped up resolutions
See it if you've never seen the show! even if you have, it's so funny and unconventional and touching with vivid performances
Don't see it if you don't like joyous entertainment.
See it if You want to see a lesser known Shakespeare. Relevant to today's politics. Showy and vibrant
Don't see it if Want a quiet evening-- very over the top and a lot of screaming but it keeps you interested.
See it if curious about Nat Turner and have patience for poetic writing and little plot
Don't see it if get bored easily by repetition and lack of traditional action
See it if open to a subtle sensitive story about the way we live now. memorable characters and imaginative staging
Don't see it if want razzle dazzle broadway musical overkill
See it if masterfully done operetta, gorgeous singing,sentiment, emotion, farce all at once-gives you an understanding of why these shows were popular
Don't see it if no tolerance for sweet entertainment, bored with hardly surprising plots and broad characters
See it if want to be surprised by the unusual, extraordinary life of Joyce. vivid characters and thought provoking.
Don't see it if no interesting in historical, literary figures and don't want to take a chance on something when you don't what to expect