See it if Donna Murphy Performance: you're into a classic musical comedy in a great form. Donna Murphy is beaming with electricity!
Don't see it if You like your musicals darker, quieter, or smaller than the grand scale of Dolly.
See it if you prefer your immersive theater to feature heavy hand-holding and minimal character development/plot
Don't see it if you're expecting a narrative or a story to unfold before you.
See it if you're comfortable with the necessary quietness of a play that never pushes its point and can accept the magnitude of unknowns this play has
Don't see it if You're expecting a deeply political Orwellian dystopian play.
See it if you're brave enough to take the risk of entering Annie Baker's world of theatre where the widely accepted rules of Aristotle are destroyed.
Don't see it if you need even a shred of exposition to follow along. You're giving a small percentage of prior action and are left to sort the rest out
See it if A living room drama with a same sex relationship at its crux interest you or if you're looking for a good cry.
Don't see it if you're expecting this play to unpack an original argument on a run-of-the-mill custody battle.
See it if you're looking for a new, cutting work-place drama with strong wit and a culturally relevant political message.
Don't see it if theatre is a place for you to escape the reality of a broken system.
See it if new plays cleverly massaging relevant, national political conflicts into a seemingly mundane reality interests you.
Don't see it if vulgar subject matter, full frontal nudity, or profane language are turn-off's for you.
See it if you're willing to buy into a lot of falsehoods and turn a blind eye when a theatrical experience fails before you.
Don't see it if you dislike being lectured for 90 minutes.
See it if plays that cast a different perspective on a well-known historical event using the very best theatricality sparks you curiosity
Don't see it if you prefer the typical living-room dramas produced for this sort of audience or if you don't care for excessive profanity.
See it if Broad strokes of history/social change and loosely crafted characters is enough to sustain your interest through this "concept play."
Don't see it if Depth is a requirement or if you're expecting the same level of quality here that we got out of King Charles III. This is a minor work
See it if a play about people lost at the end of their rope fighting blindly for salvation- a salvation most liberal audiences disagree with
Don't see it if you cannot separate your own image of what a happy ending looks like from how it would look for people belonging to the religious-right.
See it if If the idea of seeing the playwright direct his seminal play intrigues you.
Don't see it if you're familiar enough with the piece to spot "nit picky" directorial/acting choices that spoil the arch of the play.
See it if You have an appreciation for the history and evolution of the American Musical and are looking for one featuring top talent across the board
Don't see it if It's already closed. This is one not to be missed.
See it if Vaudevillian musical comedy entertains you enough to make it through a weak score.
Don't see it if You are expecting high antic musical comedy farce along the lines of Funny Thing Happened or On The Twentieth Century
See it if You want an indie feeling intimate musical with exceptional music
Don't see it if The idea of no large scene changes or semblance of traditional story telling turns you off.
See it if full-blown Broadway spectacles are enough to entertain for a few hours
Don't see it if you're a content driven theater goer. The book is tragically underdeveloped and its music is uninspired.
See it if you're interested in seeing a classic production of a classic play sans of any modern directorial choices.
Don't see it if a play about rich people arguing about their money bores you
See it if you enjoy theatre being used as a history lesson or lecture rather than an engaging piece of live theatre.
Don't see it if you're expecting Oslo to combine it's well-researched text with the creative capabilities owned exclusively by live theatre.
See it if Reed Birney delivers another strong performance and the technical (albeit minimal) are well done.
Don't see it if Its a slow piece without a traditional act break and the piece comes to an abrupt conclusion.
See it if You're searching for an intimate character study that raises more questions than addresses problem interests you.
Don't see it if You're looking for a larger "sociopolitical" play.
See it if you're a Beckett or Albee fan, if can sit through a 3.5 hour play that lives in silences and pregnant pauses, and if you want fine acting.
Don't see it if You need a "plot" to carry you through from beginning to end or need a clear and concise "point." It's all there you just need to search.
See it if You want the American Stage Play be used to say something profound by using a small group of people.
Don't see it if You're unable to relate to citizens from a different part of this country living drastically different lives.
See it if You enjoy modern American musicals covering topics not normally addressed with singing and dancing.
Don't see it if You're interested it a more "classic" musical that provides pure entertainment.
See it if Seeing a musical with the line "I don't believe in bisexuals. Pick a side!" causes you to burst into flames of fiery rage.
Don't see it if Seeing a musical with the line "I don't believe in bisexuals. Pick a side!" doesn't cause you to burst into flames of fiery rage.
See it if You are into powerful, taut drama that breaks traditional narrative rules by requiring an effort on the audiences part.
Don't see it if You go to the theatre to sit back and relax.
See it if You're interested in new musicals and want to catch Ben Platt's phenomenal performance
Don't see it if You want to wait until the show fixes some of its problems before its next phase.