See it if you're into weird, under-written, over-acted, hysteric productions that are filled with stereotypes, masquerading as women empowerment.
Don't see it if you're looking for a coherent, mature play, that has something new to say, expecting more than crass jokes and bland characters.
See it if for the genius dramatic sensibility of Sorkin,complex but effective direction of Sher,transforming a literary classic into a theatrical one.
Don't see it if you don't like wordy plays, are easily confused with multiple narrators and timelines, don't think a classic needs to be reshaped or touched
See it if you enjoy stuffy, mediocre plays with one-dimensional characters that deal with the same dilemma for 90 minutes without adding anything new
Don't see it if you're looking for a fast-paced evening,dislike cobwebbed dramas or expect a substantial treatment of the theme of principles vs. compromise
See it if you enjoy LaBute's sustained awkwardness, sketching out in few short minutes whole personalities, deeply flawed,annoying, always relate-able
Don't see it if you see through some of the dramatic devices, don't enjoy provocation that sometimes feels like it's there for provocation's sake alone.
See it if for Glenn Close's performance, one of our finest actors in a meaty role, and for a different angle on the familiar story of Jean D'Arc.
Don't see it if you're looking for something truly new, the show looks and feels like something we've already seen before and the play is a tad banal.
See it if you're into hearing a fresh and brilliant new American theatrical voice, enjoy being shaken and challenged on a journey you may not like
Don't see it if you don't like plays that are wordy at times, probably at least 30 minutes overlong and require your intellectual and emotional investment
See it if you're interested in seeing the banal human side of young '60s-era social "revolutionaries", engaging story and great detailed set
Don't see it if you've seen (better) more original and deeper plays about this time in history, expect a more layered character play or better acting.
See it if you enjoy a look through an exaggerated mirror, showing how we deal with historical relevance, social conscience & cultural appropriation
Don't see it if you dislike simple stereotypes & broad characterization, plays that make a pretty obvious point but really add nothing new to the discussion
See it if you enjoy Stoppard's way of cleverly weaving deep intellectual & relevant ideas with narrative elements. An intelligent, witty and fun play.
Don't see it if you dislike wordy plays where people constantly argue over big ideas, where the story is little more than a bland cover for those arguments
See it if you're looking for a play that deals with a gay couple's issue of getting married, and predictable plot complications & character behaviors
Don't see it if if you dislike heavy-handed preachy plays that portray unbelievable characters in situations that could've been easily resolved differently
See it if you like biting, funny satire that really hits home, despite being written almost 50 years ago, a great cast with some great standouts
Don't see it if you don't plays that are very self aware, artificially heightened drama and acting and a nonsensical plot with bizarre episodes thrown in
See it if your soul needs a little Becket, a little Albee and a lot of Eno. This is a masterwork of existential theater,beautifully written and acted
Don't see it if you expect a clear narrative, dislike theater that deals with words and meaning (and meaning of words), don't enjoy stream of consciousness
See it if you want an entertaining & fun night out. This is one of those 'feel-good' musicals that's done really well, with some scenery-eating actors
Don't see it if you're looking for anything deep, the message of inclusion is hammered again and again, the second act sags, repeating same themes over.
See it if you're a history buff or especially a fan of Sarah Bernhardt's, like plays celebrating women's fight for power in a male-dominated society
Don't see it if you don't like messy, long, unfocused plays, that seem to pander to today's audience, while bringing nothing really new to the table.
See it if you like beautiful, smart, little musicals that just make you smile from the very first second, led by a charismatic and personable cast.
Don't see it if you expect a big production, are sick of "different people in NYC whose paths cross" narrative, dislike sung-through musicals with no dialog
See it if you want a fun night out with young energetic actors,creating a funny and basic variation on the original,with a few food tastings thrown in
Don't see it if you're looking for a sophisticated take on Shakespeare's play,expect a more professional theatrical experience or don't like dinner theater
See it if you like historical theater, are a hardcore "Wagner-ite" or enjoy pointless plays that are an hour overlong with mostly unlikable characters
Don't see it if you're expecting complex characters, or an honest treatment of Wagner's notorious antisemitism, based on what is a historical footnote...
See it if you're into extravagant theater events that really need to be seen to be believed, and familiar with the Harry Potter character universe
Don't see it if you believe there's no merit for this material to run for nearly 6 (!) hours, or rather avoid the same endlessly repeating plot device.
See it if you like clever short plays from a great writer, that grow from good to genius to the sublime, reflecting on one another, crisply directed.
Don't see it if you dislike theater that at times seems like it's on the brink of being too over-the-top & self-aware, or not a fan of the short play format
See it if you're a fan of mediocre writing, acting and staging, or find interest in sub-par mother-daughter Hallmark channel special 'acted' on stage
Don't see it if you've had enough of complex cosmology & quantum physics theories thrown into drama with shallowness and irrelevance, just to "appear" deep.
See it if you like plays that are hard-hitting but delicate,deep but approachable,touching but not kitschy.An emotional & intellectual kick in the gut
Don't see it if you'd rather avoid rich complex plays, you're looking for a light night out, be warned this is theater that will haunt you for days after.
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See it if you like musical revues based on classic oldies, an energetic and hugely talented cast with terrific voices that's trying very (too?) hard
Don't see it if you're looking for more than just a bunch of songs sung one after another with no plot, characters or dialog, even at 90 min - it gets old..
See it if you like unnecessary movie-based musicals that so closely follow the original material they lose their own identity & '80s rock-anthem songs
Don't see it if you're expecting anything original and memorable, beyond cruise-ship review level choreography, or charismatic ensemble performances
See it if you like it when a classic musical machine works perfectly: Smart staging, great singing and a production that delivers on every level.
Don't see it if you get easily bored with the classics, or can't get past the cliched and dated material to appreciate its core beauty when done right.
See it if you enjoy intense theater, genius direction, memorable combination of stage & video and an experience that will haunt you days after.
Don't see it if you're offended by cruelty,violence and nudity on stage..but seriously the 20th century & our times force us to not look away - do not miss!
See it if you want to witness one of the greatest American plays in a top-notch production with the outstanding performance of Ethan Hawk as Lee.
Don't see it if you're not into Shepard's poetic take on American myth and reality, what we'd like to be and what we've become,& masculinity and domesticity
See it if you like overly sentimental, slow, ballad-driven musicals with a cliched family drama at their center, with good singing and staging.
Don't see it if you're not a fan of long-winded, drawn-out repetitive songs, first act actually pretty promising, but 2nd act crawls and adds nothing new.
See it if you're looking for a Cher jukebox musical that cranks up all the hits, amazing costumes, great choreography and even decent Cher-like voices
Don't see it if you're looking for sophistication, an honest (and not self-aggrandizing) look at Cher's life and work, expect more than just a pageant show.
See it if you like memorable theatrical events,visceral and smart,great combination of form and content & tour-de-force performance by Bryan Cranston
Don't see it if you prefer plays that are less preachy, think that the gimmick of live video on stage has played itself out, or just want lighter fare
See it if you're into a compelling short play, that manages to sum up the mainstream challenges of current race relations and our various prejudices
Don't see it if you're looking for a new or original angle on this topic (try Slave Play for that!),or prefer material that's less heads-on and more nuanced
See it if you're missing '90s music (exactly!) so much - you're willing to hear it being butchered through 2.5 hours of cliched inane lyrics & acting
Don't see it if you're looking for cleverness, originality, an actual story, characters to like, in a show that's not even good enough to be camp. Stay away
See it if you like playwrights with a great ear for dialog,telling harsh truths without getting too sentimental,or had to deal with elderly loved one
Don't see it if you're not in the mood for a masterful but rather depressing evening of theater, don't care for the topic of aging or taking care of the old
See it if you enjoy "bourgeois dinner party" plays, that accurately capture unlikable characters, combining minute nuances with 'big question' ideas.
Don't see it if you've seen 'Repeating a Situation Multiple Times with Different Outcomes' before (and done much better), or dislike pointless adult banter
See it if because it's arguably the perfect musical (sorry King Kong), because of its iconic choreography and musical numbers in a perfect production
Don't see it if the concept of a musical about the stories behind members of a chorus line,where nothing much else happens,is not your idea of fun (too bad)
See it if you enjoy creative shows where two actors play multiple characters, moving quickly between them by using a simple prop or change of voice
Don't see it if the idea of two actors trying really hard to play all these characters sounds repetitive (it is!), or if you're looking for an actual play
See it if you enjoy smart, rich, meaty, relevant plays with interesting characters, outstanding lead performance by Ms. Channing and great direction
Don't see it if you're tired of those family plays where parents are confronted by their children with the tough life choices they were forced to make
See it if for the sheer mastery of storytelling, for the hilarious observations and perfect delivery, for an enjoyable 90 min that are also memorable
Don't see it if you don't like stand up, one-man plays, or shows that discuss honest truths that are also intimate and revealing in a direct and funny way
See it if you like... well let's just face the big gorilla in the room: See it for the breathtaking giant-size ape that is a marvel to watch on stage
Don't see it if you don't care about giant animatronic stage constructions. The music is bad, story is banal, singing mediocre and dancing uninspired.
See it if you like smart topical plays that give you something to think about while being a lot of fun to watch, great timing and cast chemistry.
Don't see it if you expect a more intellectually deep conversation on the topic of the importance of truth and facts, or want better character development.
See it if you like to see well-articulated topical debate covering many current issues, that will get you thinking and spark great conversation after.
Don't see it if you're looking for an actual play,this is more of a series of speeches.Interesting as they are,once introduced - second act adds nothing new
See it if you're into young playwrights and actors trying their best, enjoy long uninteresting dialogues and an unoriginal story stretched to 2 hours
Don't see it if you have little patience for endless banter that seems to repeat the same themes, and broad, annoying, characters that are badly written
See it if you're in the mood for a 90 minute intellectually fascinating & personal lecture on merits of our constitution, whether it truly protects us
Don't see it if you're looking for a play; This is mostly just one long monologue about important themes, but nothing else happens except an annoying ending
See it if you like being 'in the room when it happens',interested in an insider view of NY politics,or a fan of Edie Falco (amazing, can do no wrong)
Don't see it if you prefer plays that 'crackle' ; Most scenes hover repeatedly over same themes without something new to say or propelling drama forward..
See it if you enjoy quirky, funny British writing, a wonderful cast, an absorbing story and terrific staging.A fun and enjoyable night at the theater
Don't see it if you expect a completely original show; The first half is very promising, but the second act does fall a little more into cliche territory.
See it if you enjoy shows that are so creatively inventive - you're willing to forgive their underlying lack of substance. A 'low tech' extravaganza!
Don't see it if you have a hard time seeing so much amazing design, costume, staging and choreography talent wasted on nonsense (not even the good kind).
See it if Rock of Ages is your Hamilton,you're mentally a 10-year-old,enjoy cringe inducing bottom of barrel community theater acting,dancing &singing
Don't see it if you're looking for an ounce of originality, authenticity or talent, you'd rather avoid your intelligence being insulted by crude stereotypes
See it if you like refreshing new works that may seem simple on the surface, but actually touch many nerves in surprising ways and brilliant direction
Don't see it if you have a problem with unusual works, offended easily by sexual references (really?), or plays that are constantly self-aware of themsleves
See it if you like a rich character study,presented as out-of-sequence scenes.Episodic structure is uneven, but the pieces that do work are excellent!
Don't see it if you get bored or run out of patience easily, prefer a more linear story line or looking for lighter theater fare.
See it if you like plays that shift in tone, that appear to be tackling the issue of white privilege (but hit too many false notes), funny at times.
Don't see it if you dislike muddled plays that haven't quite figured out what they will be when they grow up, and actors lacking (yet?) any real chemistry.
See it if you like to learn about an interesting time in our history through an engaging (though borrowed) story, presented via a beautiful production
Don't see it if you dislike the unevenness of poetic and mundane dialog, and a feeling of deja-vu & self-absorption that runs through this whole production