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See it if You are a huge Tracy Letts fan and want to see all of his work. I can’t think of another reason.
Don't see it if You like well drawn characters and plays with narrative. Dramatically inert.
See it if You can appreciate an interesting adult story with two knock-out performances (plus a great cameo by Priscilla Lopez) despite the flaws.
Don't see it if Poor writing for, and acting by, the young supporting cast.
See it if you want to see a serious--yet very entertaining--play about race on Broadway.
Don't see it if you can't forgive writing flaws (the second scene goes on much too long) in an otherwise important play
See it if If you are a true blue Marissa Tomei fan. She is the only good thing about it.
Don't see it if This was an utter mess with some of the worst direction I have ever seen.
See it if You appreciate inspired direction over involving story telling, with a few knock out performances.
Don't see it if You like things to be shown rather than told...the only dialogue is by a narrator so the characters never come to life
See it if You are a die hard fan of the show or like interesting stripped down takes on classics
Don't see it if You haven’t seen Fiddler before or expect great singing (I saw an understudy for Tevye). The location of the supertitles was challenging
See it if You are a baseball fan or appreciate ambitious plays dealing with themes of race and gender even if the ambition is ultimately unfulfilled
Don't see it if You don’t care about baseball or you dislike plays when characters are not well developed.
See it if you admire of John Guare and want want to see his lesser works) or don't mind muddled plays if the direction has flair.
Don't see it if You like your theater realistic and coherent (this play has everything from appearances by Jorge Luis Borges to stylized demonic children)
See it if You like top notch revivals of classic musicals and you value exquisite singing and/or choreography.
Don't see it if You don’t like revisals of the original versions of musicals (even if they improve on a dated script).
See it if (1) you want to see a power house performance by Ethan Hawke, (2) if you are interested in contemporary American dramas and black comedies
Don't see it if You have trouble appreciating ‘meta’ entertainment.
See it if You are a fan of Janet McTeer, or know a lot about Sarah Bernhardt and are well versed in Hamlet.
Don't see it if You know nothing about Bernhardt and/or are not versed in Hamlet because the play assumes a lot of knowledge of both
See it if See it if (a) you are are interested in innovative staging and/or (b) you are skeptical/jaded about a post 9/11 musical.
Don't see it if You like traditional broadway musicals with hummable songs, large casts and extravagant sets and costumes
See it if You like innovative revivals of good (but not great) musicals.
Don't see it if You don’t like theater in the round or haven’t listened to the score before hand.
See it if Even if you are skeptical that the play will still be relevant
Don't see it if You believe every play about gay characters has to represent an idealized view of gay life.
See it if Anyone interested in the future of the musicals and the past and future of this country and anyone who claims to not like musicals.
Don't see it if You only like old style trivial musical comedies.
See it if You are a Martin McDonagh fan and appreciate even his lesser works and/or appreciate great set/lighting design.
Don't see it if You have trouble with hard to understand heavy northern English accents or if you get annoyed at plot holes.
See it if you want to be riveted by two spectacular performances in a literate two-character play
Don't see it if you don't appreciate intense experiences, can't forgive a plot hole or two or want to see large scale productions with big casts
See it if You want to see two extraordinary actors giving heart breaking performances. It is thoroughly engrossing even though it is long.
Don't see it if If you can’t sit still for long periods of time or if partial view seats bother you (the wonderful set creates a lot of obstructed views.).
See it if ...you like ambitious dramas, particularly if you are or have an affinity with the gale male community and/or the AIDS crisis.
Don't see it if ...you do not have a strong affinity for the gay male community and/or the AIDS crisis as it may not appeal much beyond its target audience.
See it if You are a die hard Miller fan, a fan of Annette Bening (she is the best thing about it) or if you like your revivals to be museum pieces
Don't see it if You like fresh takes on revivals or coherent acting (each seemed to be acting in a different play).
See it if You like easy plays that pander to their audiences.
Don't see it if You love the book and the charm of seeing the world through Scout’s eyes. By dispensing with this structure, The play becomes heavy handed.
See it if You know and love Oklahoma! but think it might be dated and you want to see one production's take on making it relevant.
Don't see it if You haven't seen Oklahoma! before, dislike navel gazing direction or prefer resplendent and lush productions.
See it if You are a Sondheim fan, a Merrily fan and/or a fan of revisals since it is a permutation of Merrily that has not been seen before.
Don't see it if You like big conventional musicals or if you have seen (or have an idea of what is) the quintessential production of Merrily.
See it if You are a fan of Laura Benanti
Don't see it if You don’t like Act II of MFL (in this production it is lugubrious) or dislike hammy performances (Norbert Leo Butz)
See it if You are a fan of Elaine May since she gives a bravura performance
Don't see it if You like a plot driven play since the play is more a portrait of a deteriorating mind than a conventional narrative
See it if You like want want to support innovative, mature musicals.
Don't see it if You like musicals with large casts, lots of dancing and having action-filled plots
See it if Extraordinarily moving.
Don't see it if You don’t like a show that purports to address serious issues but then wraps it up in a shiny red bow with all issues resolved.