See it if you like Brooklynized versions of things. Good performers try so hard to be authentic hicks only to present as dull, self-absorbed hipsters.
Don't see it if you’re not a Brooklyn hipster. You won’t like it.
See it if if you’re a fan of ‘womyns’ experimental theater that traffics in the stereotypical.
Don't see it if you like your theatre to answer a ‘theatrical question’. No answers here. Just rage and chaos.
See it if You’re early in 12 Step Recovery. Lois Smith has a few lovely moments. The ASL stuff didn’t add a thing. The super-titles were enough.
Don't see it if You can’t tolerate the cliches of 12 Step Recovery. It almost plays like a PSA or movie-of-the-week for ‘letting go & letting God’.
See it if you’re a Lonnergan fan or if you like bigger productions of small plays
Don't see it if you’re greater than 5’9”. The seats are TERRIBLE. Also if you’re looking for big emotional conflicts and payoffs this might not be for you
See it if you like non-traditional, socially relevant musicals, you can keep up with a very fast pace and very few actors playing many roles
Don't see it if 9/11 haunts you in difficult ways, you don't like Celtic-flavored music or you don't believe in the goodness of mankind
See it if you want to add it to the list of Nicky Silver 'messed-up mom' plays you've already seen. Really no other reason to go. Nice set though.
Don't see it if you don't have mom issues and you don't care to see yet another play about 'this is how our parents mess us up'.
See it if you're a Sutton Foster fan or you like stripped-to-the-bones renditions of shows that were at one time given big productions
Don't see it if you like musicals with emotional depth
See it if you have no other options and you can get in for free. Many people left at the intermission. That says it all.
Don't see it if you saw any of the earlier productions with Kate Nelligan. This production doesn't come close.
See it if you're a Richard Nelson fan or if you're curious to see superlative ensemble acting. A really wonderful experience. It's quiet & deep.
Don't see it if you're bored by the thought of watching people sitting around preparing food & talking or you need big, explosive drama to satisfy you.
See it if you like political dramas that make you think AND make you feel. Very unexpectedly moving production. Jefferson Mays is top notch.
Don't see it if you hate political dramas, think you have the Arab-Israeli conflict all figured out or don't like three hour plays.
See it if you like shows about autistic main characters
Don't see it if if you don't like shows based on novels
See it if you want to see a crystal clear performance of a Shakespeare play and you like non-traditional adaptations & casting. Janet McTeer fan? GO
Don't see it if if you're at all bothered by directorial liberties taken that seem indulgent or if the thought of Donald Trump being involved upsets you
See it if you like short plays, you like sports themed dramas, you're interested in morality plays
Don't see it if you're expecting something substantial, you dislike Mamet & his pretenders, you don't like plays where the set overwhelms the drama
See it if you like to have your biases challenged by theatrical events. Also if you want to see the funniest 30 minutes of theater on stage right now.
Don't see it if you have no interest in a fractured look at female empowerment & gender issues. It's not for everyone.
See it if you're gay & you'd enjoy seeing an up-to-the-minute depiction of modern gay life, kids & all
Don't see it if you might not like modern gay marriage themes, male nudity, sex addiction and white privilege all in one play
See it if you like experimental theater & don't mind being part of the production and the audience simultaneously.
Don't see it if you don't like to walk a lot, are claustrophobic or don't like haunted houses. I saw it twice because I had to leave early the first time.
See it if You like the droning monotony of hip hop & Lin Manuel Miranda's minimal acting talent & maximum ego on display.
Don't see it if You're expecting a transformative theatrical experience. It isn't worth it unless you get the $10 tickets. Doesn't live up to the hype.
See it if you want to see a top notch production of an old chestnut. You won’t find a more enthusiastic cast. Kelli O’Hara is stellar. What a voice!
Don't see it if you don’t like revivals of old fashioned musicals or if you need a rap bridge in every song you listen to. Hamilton it isn’t (thank God).
See it if if you like the work of emerging young playwrights who haven’t yet learned about judicious editing of their works. Could trim at least 1 hr!
Don't see it if if you’re bothered by gay-themed plays with plenty of nudity of both young & middle aged men or if you’re not down for a nearly 3 hr sit.
See it if you like the extremely off beat. It’s not really theater. More of a performance art piece.
Don't see it if you want to be entertained. It took 5 minutes to get the jist of everything and forever to get to the end. I don’t share her passion for it
See it if you want to revisit a strange and difficult time in American history via a big theatrical production. Some stunning stagecraft too
Don't see it if you don’t have patience to sit for 8 hours of theater or if you’re not a Nathan Lane fan. He sounds more like Ralph Kramden with every show
See it if you enjoy theater that confronts social issues head on. It's really great & very timely.
Don't see it if you voted for Donald Trump or you think black lives don't matter. You might find this a difficult sit.
See it if you've liked any of Richard Nelson's other plays or you like intimate dramas.
Don't see it if you're expecting DRAMA with a capital 'D'
See it if if you like Stephanie J Block. She almost steals the show. A brilliant, effortless performance.
Don't see it if you don't like small off B'way shows that should have remained there.
See it if you like two character plays that run under 100 minutes.
Don't see it if you have any expectations that this slight story will be anything other than that. It gets lost in such a big theater.
See it if you've ever gone on a silent retreat, you're looking for something off beat, you like Quincy Tyler Bernstein (she's great in this!)
Don't see it if you don't like shows involving spirituality, you prefer conventional story telling, you are upset by male nudity in any way.
See it if you like brief, intense, two character pieces about painful pasts done by great actors who are willing to go deep night after night
Don't see it if you have a history of sexual abuse. It might be too painful for you to see the female character's struggle to get her bearings in the world
See it if you're an Ivo fan & you're ok with anachronistic staging
Don't see it if you're a staging should reflect time time of the story purist & don't like quiet, super-heavy drama
See it if you like immersive style theater, you like racial-themed works, you enjoy boxing stories.
Don't see it if you like anything by August Wilson, you're expecting something substantial or you're voting for Drumpf
See it if you're a die-hard Lipsinka/Jackie Hoffman fan & enjoy campy updates of old warhorse musicals.
Don't see it if you saw Carol Burnett play Winifred. No way to match that performance. Also if you expect non-traditional color blind casting. Not here.
See it if you're an Arthur Miller fan and don't mind a hard look at man's inhumanity to man & the sacrifice it takes to change the status quo.
Don't see it if you've had your share of WWII/Holocaust stories or are offended by harsh dramatizations of what went on back then.
See it if You love to hear great singers blow the roof off the place and you like the book &/or movie.
Don't see it if You don't engage with stories of black female empowerment or don't enjoy gospel-tinged fare.
See it if you want to see the best that Broadway has to offer. Funniest, cleverest yet still ends on a hopeful note, just like a good musical should.
Don't see it if you're offended by any skewering of religious belief systems, don't like South Park or don't like youthful irreverence in general
See it if You want to see a truly fresh take on father/daughter relationships and love solid, original songs. Great singing too.
Don't see it if You dislike theater in the round, hate non-linear storytelling or are in any way bothered by a gay woman's coming of age tale.
See it if You're a Jessie Mueller fan & also like the tunes of Sara Bareillis. Both shine brightly.
Don't see it if You don't like musicals that inadvertently reference popular sitcoms (aka 'Alice').