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See it if you want a riveting play about the rise of Rupert Murdoch's populist trash journalism. Great cast, especially the 2 leads. Gripping, clever.
Don't see it if you struggle with British accents, or don't want a superbly acted, historically relevant play with modern implications. Very impressive
See it if u want sexy, sensual, wonderful, magical, talented, burlesque in an intimate baroque theater. The best show of the many I've seen from them
Don't see it if you are offended by queer theater (lots of men in makeup, codpieces and high heels), sexy voluptuous women and overall amazing talent.
See it if you want a fun night on Broadway with no huge expectations. Dustin Hoffman's Dorothy was waaaay more endearing and clever.
Don't see it if you overthink why a cross-dressing man is getting women's roles. Made more sense in the movie. The final reveal doesn't pack the same punch
See it if you know somewhat the plot cuz it gets a bit hectic. But the language is lyrical and the acting committed and intense. I loved it after all
Don't see it if if u just came from happy hour cuz you'll lose track of plot and dialogue in 10 minutes. Enjoyed the 2nd act more when I could concentrate
See it if you want an outrageous play with themes of violence and excrement that is silly but moving and clever. Needs some fine tuning. But good fun
Don't see it if you're a theater snob & might walk out 10 minutes before the end like some. It's crass, choppy and crude but it has heart, talent and depth
See it if u want to be moved and shook by the tragedy and resonance of the core material (prison recordings). Sad, maddening, painful, still relevant
Don't see it if u expect theater performance that should build on the core material. It was like karaoke, with minimal A/V embellishments. Dropped the ball.
See it if u want a light hearted but unadventurous depiction of well trodden themes (gay marriage, the Christian wedding cake debacle). Easy to digest
Don't see it if u expect edgy or clever. The set is fun, the lead is charming. The fiancée is indignant & dull. Not bad. Just didn't satisfy my sweet tooth
See it if you enjoy historically enlightening interpretations of troubled and violent era, with charm and humor and total commitment by actors.
Don't see it if you're lost by thick accents, bored by period pieces of true history. Otherwise, go! It was masterful and totally enthralling. I wanted more
See it if u want more Ted Talk than performance. Clever, funny, engaging, charming performer wavers between raw personal insight and well worn themes
Don't see it if u expect edgy challenging insight on racism, race relations, police brutality. But very personal show, big thumbs up and highly recommended
See it if you want to be immersed in a thoughtful experience, often funny and poignant, well crafted, great set, random emotions, unique and awakening
Don't see it if you want a linear plot or if you might be put off as a Vonnegut connoisseur (I'm not). It was long, needs editing, but a brave production
See it if you want a 2 hour Carol Burnett skit that is endless gags and guffaws about a play going wrong. Some funny bits. Mostly just cheap laughs
Don't see it if u expect anything remotely clever. I went for a fun evening but it just seemed like silly community theater with a bigger production budget
See it if u like funny (silly) sitcom style punchlines, great characters (a feisty fabulous trans villainess). But many structural flaws to fix.
Don't see it if u want a truly edgy, cunning Brit comedy. Accents all over the map (Texas?). Lots of of laughs, cool staging, a weak ending that fizzled out
See it if u want a powerful edgy thoughtful solo performance that is (thankfully) more creative storytelling than actually playing multiple roles
Don't see it if u need more than one actor & very bare staging to keep your attention. Great physical acting but very heavy on dialogue that went on and on
See it if u want a fun, whimsical show about rather peculiar themes in a nostalgic NYC past era. Amazing singing talent in a compact little show
Don't see it if u aren't keen to indulge in a quirky plot about ESP, hypnotism and paranormal activity in a by-gone NYC era. Ps. the theater AC is freezing
See it if you want daring, outrageous, raw theater that is wild, intense, raucous and fun. Not suitable for all. Lots of profanity + drug use. Reco'd
Don't see it if you are offended by the c-word every 5 seconds, and fake blood and shit slopped around. No audience participation but it is very intimate
See it if you want a random but successful mix of GoGos song with clever Shakespearean dialogue and plot + a talented cast in an outrageous show. GO!
Don't see it if you're put off by queer themes, or if u want deep drama. This is silly fun. The audience loved it. I went not expecting much but I loved it!
See it if u want a disturbingly violent & absurd portrayal of madness/ obsession/ politics/ gender/ alienation/ family during Northern Irish Troubles
Don't see it if u don't want an ambitious play that bites off more than it can chew & spit out. Ultimately feels meaningless. WARNING: very violent ending
See it if u r in a gay polyamorous relationship/ want gratuitous male nudity. Some thoughtful insight, decent enough acting that didn't compel overall
Don't see it if you're put off by indulgent gay themes/ soap opera drama/ a loud vent system. Again, some quality material that couldn't justify it all
See it if u want a wonderfully paced historical piece on creative genius, love, lust and life. 2nd act drags but recommendable show in a great theater
Don't see it if homosexual intimacy offends you. Actor playing Williams has great cadence and appeal. I didn't love the casting or performance of Inge actor
See it if you want edgy, clever downtown theater with a conscience. Minimal, direct, and powerful. Beautiful movement and music. Flawed but formidable
Don't see it if you want fluffy fun. Or are bothered by too few actors playing too many roles. Great talent that was stretched a bit far. Bravo, Public!
See it if you want a sultry, sexy naughty evening extravaganza of burlesque and opulent queerness with lovely staff in a sumptuous environment.
Don't see it if you're offended by mild gender bending nude fun. Or if you're expecting a higher quality of burlesque from previous performances. A bit weak
See it if you want a mediocre play about a wonderful insightful subject. Nothing bad but nothing dazzling. No emotional connection between the leads.
Don't see it if a 2.5 hour play with what feels like community theater actors sounds like too much. The male lead (Jackson) seemed to be reciting his lines
See it if you want a play about austerity staged in an austere setting. Well acted by a diverse cast but missing a lushness that the ending deserves
Don't see it if you're lost by actors playing multiple characters, varying between acting and narrating the experience. My mind wandered. Lacking sensuality
See it if you want an earnest, ambitious play that feels really dated in its themes. Some great acting and humor but it felt forced, puerile, awkward
Don't see it if you want a challenging perspective on anything. A very mediocre play about good causes - lesbian parenting, space travel, friendship.
See it if you want an intriguing historical perspective on the founding of state of Israel. Don't bother if you don't. The play lacks universal appeal
Don't see it if you don't want to get immersed in a very wordy play. I found my mind wandering, but really enjoyed the parts that I bothered to focus on
See it if you want to see Shannon and his dark weirdness paired perfectly with McDonald. Great chemistry, great acting. Good first act. Funny moments
Don't see it if u want dialogue heavy insight into odd relationships. First act was entertaining but I was bored by the 2nd. 80s message got a bit worn out
See it if you want to see the legendary Bening, albeit overacting and maybe even miscast in the role. Father and son were powerful together. Great set
Don't see it if u have superlative expectations. I didn't. I liked it. Race blind casting is weird for me. Racially different siblings in 1950s middle USA?
See it if you love the movie which is why most people were there. Massive production. Too much going on. Some funny moments. I preferred the movie
Don't see it if you have young kids. No idea why they included drug references and so many f-bombs. Unnecessary. The lead actor is good but not the best fit
See it if want a deep, dark fanciful estimation of the emotion & intelligence behind Bill and Hillary. No accents or wigs. Just psychological intrigue
Don't see it if you don't like politics. The theme still seems current. It's about the politics of the election & their marriage. Unexpected and I loved it
See it if you want edgy downtown theater tackling relevant race and social issues, clever strident writing, great performances, long show but worth it
Don't see it if u want light theater & don't want to deal with painful issues. Longer than it needs 2 b. Absurd. Funny. Borders on cliché, but impactful.
See it if u want a mediocre production of a really wonderful story. I was so looking forward to seeing this.The story moved me. The performance didn't
Don't see it if u don't want a narrated history lesson w/ dates and times. & more music than theater. Overall performances were lackluster. But lovely story
See it if you want a great script delivered like what felt like a sit com. It seemed to be yukked up and the ending lacked danger and intensity
Don't see it if you find yourself critiquing line deliveries as actors continuously missed opportunities. I was constantly thinking - No! That was wrong!
See it if 2 men, a bunk bed, and poetic, beautiful, melodious monologues - intensely and masterfully acted - are enough to enthrall you.
Don't see it if if u don't appreciate 2 meandering series of monologues that never constitute a dialogue but develop into a beautifully unified aching story
See it if you want a play that awkwardly but earnestly tries to tackle a lot! Race issues, infidelity, homosexuality, abortion, mental issues.
Don't see it if you don't have patience for a clumsy and inconsistent attempt to explore too much without actually making you really care about anything.
See it if u really love Ethel Merman/ musicals. There are a few lines of dialogue between endless songs sounding like re-adaptations of classic tunes
Don't see it if u expect it to make sense. 2 earnest missionaries knock on the door of Merman and spend 1hr in her living room. Odd ending made no sense
See it if u want to see absurd human animation that reminded me of Pixar opening credits that persevered for more than an hour. Was cute for a minute
Don't see it if you want traditional, or clever, or funny or edgy. My friend fell asleep. I unfortunately did not. I like weird. This was just excruciating.
See it if u want mostly great acting, intimate raucous off-bway fun suffering from sometimes weak direction of otherwise funny clever intense writing
Don't see it if u r offended by sex and drugs and chaos. Acting and writing were good but so much more could have been done with sound to create intensity
See it if you're visiting NYC and want to see an elaborate high production of classical Broadway musical with great vocal talent and mediocre acting
Don't see it if you're uninterested in bland characters with no chemistry in an excruciating production that left me wondering why it was even revived
See it if you're a teenager who loves musicals, great flashy staging, lots of energy, & an intellectually pretentious take on teen angst and drug use
Don't see it if you're an adult who does not loooove musicals. It's silly & attempts to tackle bigger issues. The teen crowd LOOOVED it. It has its audience
See it if u’d enjoy listening to a coked up girl at a party blather about every detail of her ordinary life. Or to a mom rationalizing with her kids
Don't see it if u r not into listening to a long pedestrian stream of consciousness ramble with a gruesome plot twist at the end. It was like bad improv
See it if u want 2 see JTF play exact same but less annoying character than on Modern Family. Funny, sharp, thoughtful piece on sex, sexuality, gender
Don't see it if you're offended by queer theater, a tasteless masturbation scene, and a few dips into cliched territory. but great contemp off broadway. go!
See it if you want classic, impactful, articulate, exciting Shakespeare in a dramatic outdoor environment where even the light drizzle added intensity
Don't see it if you want a condensed modernized version. Iwuji (Othello) seemed the weakest link. The ladies delivered! Post intermission was stunning! Wow!
See it if u want an enthralling perspective on the torment & artistry behind a musical genius and the essential relationship with his financial patron
Don't see it if you're bothered that weak lackluster acting, especially by male lead, doesn't hold up to otherwise splendid young musical talent and passion
See it if u want a well crafted, cunning masterful one man show that fascinates, delights and disturbs with nervous dread. So happy I saw b4 it closes
Don't see it if sexual (gay) references make you uncomfortable or if u want lots of frills. Just great acting, great writing, a chair, and great lighting.
See it if you want a local play with heart and great actors suffering from misguided direction and a VERY convoluted plot. Enjoyable but missable
Don't see it if you're bothered by WAY too many subplots and twists that become annoying and unreal. This play needs rewriting/ redirection to become a gem
See it if u speak Greek (2 hrs of it w/ English projected titles), are a fan Greek mythology, or r interested in an absurd hectic squawking lame mess
Don't see it if you are expecting a tight performance with a moral message based in mythology (like I was). It was like a provincial art school performance
See it if u want to see a starry Broadway show and an adorable performance by Glenda Jackson with supposedly intense insight into the arc of life
Don't see it if you find Metcalfe kinda rough to watch. Maybe I'd have found it resonant if I were 70 years old or it were the 80s. But still probably not
See it if u want to see very talented cast perform an insufferable operatic satire about depraved TV, without the ridiculousness & camp I'd expected
Don't see it if u think Springer was gross. The first act somewhat parodies his cringeworthy show, & the 2nd act is just a confusing moral descent into hell
See it if you want a fun historically relevant musical that has more to do with Harvey Milk's legacy than the man himself. Impressive musical talent.
Don't see it if you don't like want a thoughtful reflection on Jewish and gay culture. The play meanders but pulls together beautifully in last 10 minutes
See it if u want modern, hyper, hectic, confusing but passionate and heartfelt ultra-contemporary theater about dystopian living, community & kinship
Don't see it if u don't like Enda Walsh. Nightmarish violent confusing challenging rapid-fire & ultimately tragic & eloquently beautiful. Not for everyone