See it if You must see Audra in everything; you get cheap tix; you want to see the play performed no matter what; you like cute plays that say little
Don't see it if You want to see actors with chemistry; a well-directed show; an overlong repetitive play; you dislike cute, pointless, sad plays
See it if You want to be challenged; you want to be forced to think; you like something different; just see it, it's great
Don't see it if You want Rodgers & Hammerstein; you dislike "different" musicals; you dislike a challenge; you don't want to "work" as an audience
See it if You must see Kelli in everything she does; you want to see Corbin Bleu steal a show as he did Holiday Inn; you want to hear good singing
Don't see it if You don't want a dull, lifeless production so poorly directed that it's sometimes confusing, even when you know the story; you have to pay
See it if You must see Annette Bening on stage; you can wait a few weeks to see if it gets better; you have never seen it; you like nice sets/lighting
Don't see it if You want a well-directed production; you want great acting all-around; you know how Jack O'Brien ruins most every show he touches
See it if You like non-linear plays; you like Isabelle Huppert; you like to "work" as an audience member; you like a challenge
Don't see it if You are a literalist; you require a linear plot; you hate absurdist theater; you dislike intense plays; you dislike "downer" plays
See it if You like plays that are not expository; you like great acting, depth of story & characters; you like great acting
Don't see it if I can't think of a reason not to see it. Maybe not the youngsters (brief nudity and some language), but just go.
See it if You want to see The Dalys and John Proccacino give performances that would be exceptional in a good play; you're finished Holiday shopping
Don't see it if You like good writing; you like a play with a point; you dislike major plot holes; you haven't finished Holiday shopping
See it if You want to see a story acted out, rather than told to you; you want great acting; you want a universal story you can relate to
Don't see it if You don't want to sit still for 3 hours; you don't like to laugh; you dislike stories about gay people; you want a flashy play; just see it
See it if You want to say you saw it; if you prefer exposition to seeing a story acted out for you; you think kids swearing & drinking whiskey is edgy
Don't see it if You want a coherent play that is not exposition; you want a play that knows what it wants to be; you dislike long, single-set talky plays
See it if U want 2C renovated Lyric (thats 1 point); U enjoy being bored; U like bad writing; U like no set & actors screaming lines they memorized
Don't see it if U want a set, actual acting, a coherent plot, hate interpretive dance; hate 90 minutes of story told in 5 1/2 hours; U hate exposition
See it if You want to see a good idea (ASL) misused. You want to take part in Craig Lucas' therapy session. There is no reason to see this
Don't see it if You want a substantive story. You want more than an idea for a therapy session. You demand solid storytelling. You dislike exposition
See it if You grew up in NJ; you like low-brow humor; you want to laugh; you don't mind a stupid show that makes you laugh; you don't want to think
Don't see it if You're a snob; you want substance; you wince at vulgar, silly humor; you have to pay full price; you want thought-provoking, deep theater
See it if You just have to see production; you like Norbert; you want to see a beautiful, if cumbersome set & mostly for the incredible orchestra
Don't see it if You don't want to see a slow, labored version of a classic with some questionable performances and choices.
See it if You like multiple non-linear story lines that weave together with ease; you like challenging, thought-provoking plays
Don't see it if You dislike plays that make you think, make you work, challenge you to answer questions posed without telling you what the "right" answer is
See it if If you can get a ticket; if you like intense, thought-provoking plays that work on many levels & leave u thinking, long after it's over
Don't see it if You hate layered plays u have to work at; you dislike disturbing, intense plays..oh, just go see it if you're lucky enough to find a ticket
See it if You want to see 2 women give excellent lead actress performances. You like dull new songs.
Don't see it if You want a quality production that pays attention to details. You want good new music. You can eatch the film again, instead.
See it if You like thoughtful, non-traditional musicals that make you think long after it's over. You like quiet, non-flashy slow-burn shows
Don't see it if You want flash, glitz, heavy plot, traditional musical numbers, fluff, you don't want to think about what you've seen
See it if You want a feel-good show that is entertaining but not deep; you're in the mood to leave the theater unchallenged but in a good mood
Don't see it if You want depth of character, plot or ideas; you dislike Irish-tinged foot-stomping music that all sounds the same; superficial writing
See it if You like a staged metaphor that resonates as subtext in today's political social climate; you like 'talky' plays with a lot of exposition
Don't see it if You dislike exposition; dislike subtext; dislike having to figure out how the play relates to today; dislike snarky sarcasm
See it if You enjoy long (4hr) epic theater; O'Neill's style; engaging acting; thought-provoking theater; downer, but profound storyline
Don't see it if You can't sit for 4 hours; repetitive, sometimes intense, sad, heartbreaking story; you need fireworks that aren't verbal; you dislike talky
See it if You know the play well; enjoy avant garde staging with no concern for time, place, space, costumes, props, sets or audience comprehension
Don't see it if You want a linear story; dislike abrupt time, place & reality shifts; don't know the play very well; can't sit for 2 hours w/o intermission
See it if You love Carolee Carmello and don't care if she's given bad material to work with
Don't see it if You want to avoid the worst new show of the season that is cringe-inducing, slow, pointless, "conflict-less" and worst of all boring.
See it if You enjoy thought-provoking, intense theater that grabs you by the throat and for 85 minutes, does not let go
Don't see it if You dislike intense theater that leaves you shaken and thinking for days afterward
See it if You want to see a classic musical that was way ahead of it's time in the 1970s with a classic Kander & Ebb score and outstanding dancing
Don't see it if You dislike darkly comic material that is cynical and snarky
See it if You want to see the best kids I have ever seen on a stage; you like energetic, loud performances and a good tuneful score that's just fun
Don't see it if You dislike loud musicals; you dislike seeing kids on stage; you don't want to just have fun
See it if You must see Adam Driver in person; you want to see an otherwise good play, ruined; you like actors with no chemistry
Don't see it if You saw the original 30 years ago; you have to pay for your ticket
See it if You're a masochist; you like cool projections that are better than anything in the show; you like bad musicd Just don't
Don't see it if You value your time and money; you want a good show; you want good singing and good acting. Just don't
See it if You can get a cheap/free ticket you want to laugh; you like fluff; you don't want to think too hard;
Don't see it if You want great music/lyrics; you hope it's better than the movie; you have to pay full price; you can't handle HUGE plot holes
See it if You want to hear actors tell you what you could find out from the Lehman Brothers Wikipedia page; you like being TOLD rather than SHOWN
Don't see it if You don't like long, superficial plays that seem more important than they are; you want character development, dramatic action or a play
See it if You're not a Harper Lee purist; you want to see Aaron Sorkin's Mockingbird; you enjoy long plays that are entirely predictable & narrated
Don't see it if You're a Harper Lee purist; you want to be surprised; you expect Harper Lee's version of TKAM; you hate narration
See it if You like to watch people act like they're on The Gong Show, at Broadway prices.
Don't see it if Just don't see it. Go watch something more intelligent like a test pattern.
See it if You want to see a frustrating and ultimately pointless version of Godot; you like actors with no chemistry & a director who doesn't get it
Don't see it if You want a great production of Godot; you hate slapstick; you want actors with chemistry; you have to pay for a ticket
See it if You enjoy being bored; you think pseudo-malapropisms are the funniest thing you've ever heard; just don't bother
Don't see it if You value your time; you value your money; you want actual humor; you want to see a play that's actually intelligent and clever
See it if Just go. Elaine May is giving a performance unlike any you will likely see. She's not acting.
Don't see it if You have no idea what dementia/Alzheimer's is like. You won't understand the humor, the anger, the frustration & the subtleties
See it if You must see the three talented lead women. You yearn for a cruise ship show at Broadway prices.
Don't see it if You love Donna Summer. It's insultingly bad. Just don't see this garbage. LaChanze and the company deserve better and so does Donna Summer.
See it if You love Janet McTeer. There is no other reason to waste your time. You like great sets & don't much care what's presented on them
Don't see it if You value your time. You value your money. You want a story with a point. You dislike amateurish writing. You want substance
See it if It's free; You have nothing else to do; you want to see Blair Brown on stage for a little while; you've seen everything else
Don't see it if You like linear stories; you like well-directed actors; you like plays to have some, even minor point; you like a concrete resolution
See it if You want to head a beautifully sung score that will make you wonder why it's not a concert version
Don't see it if You want a coherently directed production; you want consistently good acting & dancing; you have memories of the last revival
See it if You want to be reminded what real theater is capable of; you want substance , not fluff.
Don't see it if You prefer musicals...oh, just stop what you're doing, and go. There is no reason not to. It's the best thing, currently on Bway.
See it if You enjoy Denzel (Colm Meaney is better). You enjoy abridged O'Neill. You like long, talky character studies that are not always cheery.
Don't see it if 4 hour plays are not your thing; you like to see the full text presented, you dislike O'Neill, "un-cheery' plays are not for you
See it if You enjoy very talented actors, singing, well (mostly) some classic & unknown songs since this is more a tribute to songwriter
Don't see it if Youre not familiar with Hal Prince, expect to see why he was such a good director, want a large cast, need a plot, need a coherent narrative
See it if You enjoy Deanna Dunagan. You enjoy seeing 4 good actors with bad material.
Don't see it if You want depth, compelling, well-drawn characters, insight and original ideas
See it if You like Hallmark-style soap operas that go nowhere with no conflict or long, rambling pieces with talented actors like the great BlairBrown
Don't see it if You like engaging stories with conflict & something at stake; you dislike multi-generational soap-operas with nothing to say
See it if You enjoy a group of twenty-somethings complaining about their relationships; you enjoy seeing Barbara Barrie on stage in a tiny part
Don't see it if You enjoy good writing, characters with an arc, a plot; you dislike self-indulgent characters who start & end in the same place
See it if You enjoy seeing great acting & a great play destroyed by a visionless director who missed a great opportunity to make this play relevant
Don't see it if You think Ivo Van Hove is a poor, overrated director; you are totally unfamiliar with the play, because you wont get it from this production
See it if You're a masochist. You need a nap and your air conditioning went out; you enjoy bad writing & worse acting; I can't think of a reason to go
Don't see it if u know what's good for u; u want to save 2 hours of your life; u enjoy good story/acting..of thousands of shows, this is top 3 most hated
See it if You enjoy silly farce that is a bit raunchy and peppered with songs in-between the silliness; also if you enjoy Stephen Pasquale
Don't see it if You value 90 minutes of your life that feels more like 3 hours; silly, stupid farce that is littered with poor and unmemorable songs
See it if You have ever known anybody with any form of dementia and more importantly, if you have never known anyone with it
Don't see it if You can't handle seeing dementia through the eyes of the sufferer and can't handle how excruciating and painful it can be
See it if You enjoy the confluence of Gershwin tunes, ballet, romance and an incredibly talented cast
Don't see it if You don't care for a romantic, beautiful, ballet-heavy story, with much of it told through dance; you dislike a Gershwin tune
See it if you want to smile and tap your toes for a few hours; you enjoy latin-tinged pop music that is very catchy; you like a sweet love story
Don't see it if you dislike juke-box musicals; you dislike all of Gloria Estefan's music; you dislike fluffy (not terribly dramatic) material