See it if ...you want to see some early work of a promising playwright/actress I'm sure we'll hear more from in the future.
Don't see it if ...you're easily bored or fidgety. This requires some patience, and the payoff is ho-hum. I loved the set and stagecraft, however, --
Also -- and the ensemble did fine work all around.
See it if ...you want to hear some inspiring music — brass coupled with electronic looping and soulful singing. Also, Elias is very personable.
Don't see it if ...you want a cohesive overall piece. This is too scattershot, though some of the sketches, one in particular, was edgy and hilarious.
See it if ...your mother-in-law wants a cute Jewish-themed play — though she will likely not relate to the one (and only really good) song about her.
Don't see it if ...you like a tight story. This one goes on for over ten minutes after its obvious, organic ending. Get thee to a scissor, O playwright!
See it if ...you enjoy "okay" theater that takes time to stop and explain itself.
Don't see it if ...you like a play that doesn't screech to a halt so a monologist can sort of defend what you've just seen.
Also Actors were good, but the whole was a bit of a slog.
See it if ...you've never seen it, and can get discount tics. It's fun!
Don't see it if ...you like eye-filling B'way scenery — this is set up like a nightclub act with just the band as the backdrop.
See it if ...you enjoy knowing where the money goes in a B'way production — at least one in particular, the admitted rarity, Hamilton.
Don't see it if ... you're looking to produce a Broadway show. This is more of a teaser for fans.
See it if You like gag plays, many with little connection to even the alt-reality the play sets up for itself.
Don't see it if You want something cohesive, well-directed, funny (save for 2 or 3 "good ones"), or well acted, even knowing that they're supposed to be bad
See it if ...you like interesting, well-acted theater with a troupe who knows how to make a big story work a tiny space.
Don't see it if ...you dislike discourse of psychology, though it's more about the personal and professional life and times of the lead character.
See it if ...you enjoy your laughter mixed with much food for thought, and seeing bravura acting from a superb cast.
Don't see it if ...you haven't at least read a synopsis of Part 1. Srsly, I told my play-mate the main plot of the original in about a minute. Go.
See it if You like a meaty, dark story with good acting.
Don't see it if You don’t like that story told in a protracted manner, thanks to just-serviceable music and odd choices that render it a bit of a slog.
See it if you enjoy a big, clever, beautifully designed musical with great singing and a terrific villain performance (tho all actors were great).
Don't see it if you need to understand all the lyrics. I couldn't, from the 6th row. One number, with adults scaring kids, was completely over my head.
See it if ...you think two guys acting old, and making fun of themselves for acting old, is a cute idea for more than a ten minute party skit.
Don't see it if ...you're not already huge fans of the stars.
See it if ...you like good, well-acted drama depicting tragic events that can happen to any family — and that are going on today in countless homes.
Don't see it if ...you don't like this sort of thing, but see it anyway! Elaine May is stupendous, and the ensemble is solid.
See it if ...you like Tennessee Williams! This is one of his later little gems. The theater itself adds to the grittiness of the bar life.
Don't see it if You need all actors on the same page. One was supposed to be drunk and living in a trailer, but seemed stone cold sober and Upper West Side.
Also ...Fine ensemble work just the same!
See it if —you'd like a slow show about a couple struggling to make a movie while navigating their cliched, uninspiring relationship.
Don't see it if —you need to see reasons why this couple might love each other. The show mistakes their goal developments for character development.
See it if ...you want to see a bravura actress (Ms. Jackson!) at the top of her game. Her stage mates were terrific, too.
Don't see it if ...You need an easy, spoon-fed story. This ditty has meat on its bones, and may leave you discussing and figuring out its finer points.
Also Really enjoyed it. NY theater at its best.
See it if ...you want to see a fine production of a classic Ionesco play. Comedy and darkness all under one roof.
Don't see it if ...you need an easy-to-understand story. I enjoyed discussing and reading up on its underlying themes/meanings afterwards.
See it if ...you like gripping, well-staged plays about relevant, genuine fears — guns and troubled gun owners, in this case.
Don't see it if ...you like your plays spoon-fed, or not open to interpretation. There was a daring theatrical element to it that begs discussion.
See it if ...you enjoy solid acting and an interesting, personal tale well told! Fine voyeuristic entertainment.
Don't see it if ...you need a great deal of depth. This is an engrossing, nicely directed story, but light on meaning and resonance.
See it if ...you're in the mood for a fun, campy, well-directed/staged/acted romp!
Don't see it if ...you're looking for deep Shakespearean work. This is decidedly not that.
See it if ...you'd enjoy knowing about the relationship between two great men, and disparate yet valid natures of creativity.
Don't see it if ...you don't enjoy two handers that seem too long even at 75 minutes.
See it if ...you already have tickets or if you really like the fine Amber Tamblyn, who gamely plows through long monologues here.
Don't see it if ...you like a 90-minute play that isn't a slog for the 1st hour.
See it if ...you want to experience great stars at the top of their form. Also if you enjoy great design, style, and wit.
Don't see it if You need a deep, absorbing story. This is mostly a paint-by-numbers account of the literal spring and fall of two groundbreaking women.
Also That said, I found it very entertaining!
See it if ...bang-you-over-the-head comedy is your thing. You don't mind 30% of a show's jokes landing, and the rest being somewhat embarrassing.
Don't see it if ...you don't want to feel bad for 6 good actors, working very hard with an okay script, and topical references alone substituting for jokes.
See it if ...you're a fan of classic humor, bits of business, and low-comedy theatrics...and great character actors at the top of their game.
Don't see it if ...you're not a fan of three-hour plays, and a show that reeeeally takes its time to get going. But you will be amply rewarded.
See it if you don't mind Acts 1 & 2 having completely different tones (farce, drama). It felt as if there was directorial infighting, and nobody won.
Don't see it if you like one cohesive play. Act Two comes together as a nice family drama, however, and the lead actor seems better attuned to it.