See it if See well acted ensemble piece about finding redemption thru sandwich prep, finding way through life after prison. Quick funny banter.
Don't see it if You don’t want to travel to NJ but the play is worth the trip. If you would be disturbed by hateful tattoos, specifically a swastika
See it if Fan of Rent, to hear Rapp sing & tell story of Rent & J. Larson from his perspective, along with soul-baring telling of personal loss.
Don't see it if Not a fan of Rent or the music of Rent. Don’t like personal soul-baring retrospective story-telling. Can’t bear stories of loss of mother.
See it if you want to see a classic Sondheim musical with a great score and a great cast in an intimate off-broadway theater.
Don't see it if You are not a Sondheim fan, prefer bigger, splashier musicals in big theaters, you might get confused by the scenes in reverse order.
See it if you are interested in a play based on a real life connection between Warhol & Basquiat in 1980's NYC. Great acting performances
Don't see it if You are not interested in art, the artists, personalities Warhol & Basquiat, their meeting/relationship, the 1980's NYC art scene and events
See it if to see interesting play about experiences of Chinese immigrants to US during Chinese Exclusion Act, 2 great female characters,
Don't see it if Balances scenes of immigration interrogations w/ personal & family conversational dialogue. Would like to have seen more family interaction
See it if For a stark reminder that no matter how long Jews live in a place and think they belong, they/we are still the others/the Jews
Don't see it if You are anti-Semitic or holocaust denier, but maybe then you should. Can be hard to follow so many characters through time. U need a comedy
See it if to see classic musical using non-traditional casting women, trans, non-binary actors to play founding fathers. Interest in American history
Don't see it if You have no interest to learn about events of signing Declaration of Independence from a musical. Prefer traditional casting of male actors
See it if Great cast, interesting character driven plot and dialogue with family and racial themes, combines funny moments within serious storyline
Don't see it if You aren’t interested in contemporary drama dealing with themes of family and race, you are offended by sexual behavior onstage.
See it if U are a Fiddler fan - get a new perspective; classic show of family, love, faith, traditions kept and traditions broken, beautiful & joyous
Don't see it if You don’t care for the classic show, don’t like shows in other languages or to rely on supertitle translations, you prefer bigger production
See it if You enjoy non-stop humor, slapstick, w/ thin story serving to move along the comedy and silliness onstage. You want a fun, entertaining time
Don't see it if You don’t enjoy slapstick comedy, want musical or play with an actual character driven plot/story. If 2 hours of slapstick is too long for.
See it if Doyle directed musical, themes of love, art, friendship, guilt about sexual identity. You believe “you just have to love who you love.”
Don't see it if You prefer bigger & flashier productions; This is intimately staged. You have difficulty with LGBTQ themes. Otherwise, see it if you can.
See it if Series of short plays relating events, memories & experiences from the year of covid. Explores events personal & shared, political & social.
Don't see it if You cannot relive turmoil experienced during covid. Plays touch on illness, loss, isolation, BLM protests of police killings. Too long 3+hrs
See it if You want to see blossoming of young love/lust in the context of Nazi indoctrination and the seduction of fascism in pre WW2 Long Island
Don't see it if You want a more fully formed story that fulfills the promise of it’s topic. Based on a real camp, I hoped for more enlightenment & context.
See it if You would enjoy a fable-like story about a girl who rises from poverty using her story-telling skills, forming relationships as she evolves.
Don't see it if You don’t understand Spanish & don’t want to use electronic translation device. Use of device was awkward, diverting attention from stage.
See it if Intimate musical about teen in a dysfunctional family dealing w/ serious medical issue. Serious topics treated with humor. Victoria Clark!!
Don't see it if You prefer big flashy shows. You don’t like mixing of serious medical and family ithemes with sometimes goofy comic scenes, tho very funny.
See it if You want to see the classic Shaw play updated and set in Harlem in the 1920’s Pleasant and entertaining theater experience
Don't see it if You don’t appreciate classic plays or modernized re-telling of classic plays, are not a fan of Shaw. The acting is uneven.
See it if To see moving & raw portrayal of people with physical disabilities building trusting relationships with caregivers who have their own issues
Don't see it if Depiction of people w/ disabilities too emotional or intense for you, though there are humorous interactions. You prefer a light comedy.
See it if You enjoy liberal leaning political comedy, enjoy stand-up comedy. Are fine with anti-Trump & anti-Republican jokes, fun night out.
Don't see it if You don’t like political humor, need a break from politics, are a Trump fan, prefer an actual play, don’t enjoy stand-up comedy shows
See it if To see new Arbery play, to see these actors in character driven play, quirky people talking about feelings, relationships & past experiences
Don't see it if If you want a cohesive plot driven play. Plot is thin with more talk than action. Don’t want to hear people talk about their feelings.
See it if You want an entertaining theater experience, you would be amused w/ contemporary rework of Hamlet as a queer back man inc. zany moments.
Don't see it if You don’t appreciate modern retelling of classic plays, you want to see a more serious play, and don’t like actors breaking 4th wall.
See it if Excellent performances in Pulitzer Prize winning play. Moving depiction of trauma induced by sexual assault/pedophilia/incest in a family.
Don't see it if If you cannot handle the topic of the grooming and sexual assault of child/teen by family member. Uncomfortable to watch as it should be.
See it if To see energetic, lavish show about Love, if you ❤️ the movie, enjoy hearing familiar songs and mashups used cleverly to establish plot.
Don't see it if Thin plot of boy/courtesan/Duke triangle close to but tweaked from the movie, if you prefer an original score/don’t like jukebox musicals
See it if You want to sit back and be entertained, you want to laugh
Don't see it if You are offended by making fun of religion, you are offended by raunchy situations and use of profanity esp. regarding religious themes.
See it if You want a play that explores themes of racism, love, historical laws against inter-racial relationships, that informs and makes you think.
Don't see it if You want a play that is light, funny, doesn’t require thought. You don’t want racial themes with historical basis.
See it if Fan of Makeba and her music, great jazz and African singing, more like a concert than play, incorporates flashbacks to her life experiences
Don't see it if Uninterested in life and music of Makeba, don’t like political activism themes, you want a linear story/plot, this is more like a concert
See it if You’re a theater fan who will “get” jokes about Bdwy musicals and Bdwy stars, you have ever stage-doored, enjoy quick, snappy dialogue,
Don't see it if You’re unfamiliar w/ or uninterested in the Bdwy or NY theater scene, bothered by gay themes, drag performances, unfamiliar w/ Idina Menzel.
See it if You want to see a one woman monologue, tour de force performance using minimal staging, movement, and props. Fan of James Joyce.
Don't see it if You don’t like one person steam of consciousness monologue performances. Sensual/sexual descriptions disturb you.
See it if you would like a play about dysfunctional family dealing w/ a health crisis needing family choices; family secrets; surprising plot twists
Don't see it if You don't care for dysfunctional family story dealing with serious issues, Story is somewhat cliched. Lots of arguing and accusations.
See it if you enjoy creative musicals that use humor to deal with serious/sad themes; fan of Sarah S. or Bebe N., enjoy funny musical numbers.
Don't see it if want musicals 2 b serious OR funny; don't like themes of chilldhood trauma & depression; raunchy language used by adults & kids disturbs u.
See it if If you loved the movie (it is pretty faithful,) have good memories of bungalow colony summers, for very talented lead actress performance.
Don't see it if You want a more cohesive story-there is a lot going on. You want a more consistent score-some songs are great, some songs are just okay.
See it if you want to see a thoughtful and intense musical about a serious topic, be touched by the ultimately hopeful story and the memorable score.
Don't see it if you prefer to see a fluffy musical comedy, don't want to see a show dealing with teen angst, suicide, family issues, and life lessons.
See it if you enjoy farce and physical comedy, would like to laugh and enjoy a couple hours being entertained by very funny actresses in a funny play.
Don't see it if you don't enjoy farce, you are easily offended by profanity, "dirty" words, discussions of sexual acts played for laughs.
See it if If you want to see a musical about a dysfunctional family that combines humor and tragic themes, you are a fan of Victoia Clark-she's great!
Don't see it if You like musicals 2 b serious/tragic OR comedy; this one finds humor in serious themes. You can't accept plot of older actress as teen girl.
See it if You are a Sondheim fan & want to see one of his musicals done with excellent cast in intimate setting. You find this dark subject intriguing
Don't see it if You aren't a Sondheim fan, don't like dark historical pieces, don't want to see portrayal of assassinations or guns/gunshots on stage.
See it if You are interested in a musical based on old indie movie about immigration and personal relationships. Nice music. Fun drum performances.
Don't see it if You want a bigger, showy musical, you want musical comedy with a happy ending. Not interested in issue of immigration.
See it if you want a profound theater experience, first person telling of a horrific kidnapping/hostage experience as lip synced by aterrific actress.
Don't see it if You don't like one person plays, you want happy plays, you do not want to hear the first person recounting of a terrifying experience.
See it if are a fan of Wallace Shawn, his story-telling writing style, or of Lily Taylor. Like one-person political socio-economic themed monologues.
Don't see it if you want linear a story. This is non-linear and meandering. You don't like didactic writing, or are not a fan of Shawn's playwriting.
See it if You would like a 2-3 person play about relationships, immigration and dreams of the future. Minimalist set. Smart/interesting writing style
Don't see it if You want to see a funny/happy play. This play is intense. You don’t like intimate theater productions.
See it if Well acted story of 3 generations of women dealing w/ depression & suicide, experimental/intriguing staging of 3 stories told at once
Don't see it if Sad theme; you would be frustrated not hearing every word, unable to focus as 3 stories play out simultaneously; you want easier theatre
See it if to see the Frankenstein story told in original/creative way, great performance esp. actress as creature/Dr. F., enjoy live atmospheric music
Don't see it if would not like intimate, minimalist staging w/ 2 actors. This is mostly performance art + monologues telling tale w/ some 2 actor dialogues
See it if To see a well written play that is touching & funny about the feelings & struggles of Palestinian people trying to fulfill a dream.
Don't see it if You don't like family dramas, don't want to hear from the perspective of Palestinian citizens,
Also I would like to see the play developed and given an actual run.
See it if you are a Busch fan, to see his new work, campy, purposely over the top acting, great cast, you enjoy great costumes, wigs & 30's movies
Don't see it if You are not a Busch fan, don't like drag performance, don't find camp funny or enjoyable, it's a little cliched, could be shortened
See it if you would enjoy learning about history of alcohol & drinking in a fun & informative way; to laugh, to try some new drinks, enjoy science
Don't see it if You want serious theater, don't enjoy campy musical entertainment, don't drink & no interest in learning the history & science of alcohol.
See it if To see well acted story dealing w moral complexities of guilt, truth, conscience, mob rule, gossip; great use of grand scale sets & staging
Don't see it if You want a more intimate piece; you don't want to think about issues of conscience and morality; you want a lighter story or fluff.
See it if you want to see an interesting, well written play dealing with themes of interracial couples, sex, and history of slavery; like plot twists.
Don't see it if you don't like plays dealing with racial themes, frank racial & sexual language, sexual scenes and imagery. Some slow & talky scenes.
See it if you are a fan of David Byrne/Talking Heads, hear great music in a concert-like, well choreographed theater piece, dance & bop in your seat.
Don't see it if You are not a fan of DB/TH or the music, you want a traditional play/musical with plot/story line, you don't want to hear his political view
See it if To see Peter Dinklage on stage, fine acting, talented cast, if you love the story, you are a fan of The National--the music is pretty.
Don't see it if you want a lighter play, you want classic/no music Cyrano with big nose, not a fan of Peter Dinklage, music is nice but not exceptional.
See it if To see well acted play, perspective of gay black men living with HIV, dealing with relationships & fears. Creative storytelling & staging.
Don't see it if you want light story, are averse to plays with gay & HIV themes, sexuality, raw language. You want linear story. Don't like 4th wall break.
See it if Modern telling of the myth, intimate space, 4 performers tell, act, sing the tale. Clever narrative, use of classic & mostly original songs
Don't see it if You like larger, flashier shows, want classic telling of myths, do not like audience participation/sing-a-long, no interest in O & E story.
See it if To see a fine actors portraying artists responding in varied ways to rise of Hitler in 30's Germany, analogous to current political climate.
Don't see it if you don't like long talky plays, not interested in themes of Nazi rise, Fascism & Communism. You would rather escape politics for awhile.