See it if You like Shakespearean dialogue, with modern staging. An intense show, glimmering with undertones of patriarchy, betrayal & abuses of power
Don't see it if If you don't like Shakespearean dialogue, or want something "light and fun" as this show is intense, dealing with murder and betrayal
See it if You want an interesting take on a classic. Circle in the Square is an entertaining venue, with great performances and intense moments
Don't see it if You want a replay of a classic that you grew up loving or don't want to see it re-imagined.
See it if You want a breakdown of theater and the juxtaposition of what black theater should be to, and for, the black community.
Don't see it if This play is more about ideas than deep character development. If you're looking for something light and uplifting worth lots of characters
See it if A thought-provoking play that allows you to explore your own feelings on a thorny issue, porn and the women in it, and biases come up.
Don't see it if Are offended by brief nudity, sexual representative acts, are close-minded, or don't like actors playing multiple characters.
See it if You want to see a story about life, death, change, slight redemption, and never fully understanding why bad things happen to good people
Don't see it if You don't want to see a show about cancer, or want a highly comedic play without serious undertones, or want a musical
See it if You like musicals and want a light-ish show, despite having a powerful message, with great performances and an overall feel-good time.
Don't see it if You want to see a super serious show and don't like musicals, "adult" language, or have issues with LGBQT issues.
See it if You want to see a show that is both comedic, yet powerful, and balances the two in a play about discrimination within one's own culture.
Don't see it if You want a light-hearted comedy or musical. If you have issues with an all female cast
See it if You want to see a play that discusses both angles of the BLM without ever saying the words. Great acting and writing keeps you engaged
Don't see it if If you want something light or fluffy. You come in not wanting to hear two sides of a story. If you want a musical or comedy
See it if You like revivals, can get past dated concepts, like men hitting women and it's 'alright' and want to see a great cast and good choreography
Don't see it if You don't like musicals, don't like revivals or can't get past some dated material/concepts.
See it if You enjoy neuroscience, rap & a different type of show that blends the two. Will enthrall you if you like to ponder psychological questions.
Don't see it if You don't like rap, want a mindless show (this definitely is not it) and want something larger than a one-man show.
See it if You want an amazingly written drama, that's as relevant, if not more today, than it's setting in the mid-80's. Great acting, staging & story
Don't see it if You want something light, a musical or like short plays - this is an 8 hour behemoth (but totally worth it)
See it if You're interested in seeing a play about the inevitable ups and downs, and the solutions people go to, to try and make relationships work.
Don't see it if You're looking for a show that discusses polyamorous relationships or threesomes. The show is much more about relationships in general
See it if You like the interplay of love, suffering and a higher being's role in both. Overall, great love story that is absorbing
Don't see it if You like something fast-paced or a musical. If the talk about god, good, bad or indifferent bothers you.
See it if You want to see period-piece with portrayals of caricatures of poor decision-making play out over 20 yrs time with good acting and directing
Don't see it if You want a fast paced play that conveys the story without any subtlety or needing to think on your part. You crave diversity in the cast
See it if The one redeeming quality of the play was the acting. You can take a lot of bad scenes for one or two scenes that get you hooked.
Don't see it if You want to see a semi-normal Shakespeare production that is coherent with pacing and direction that you can follow and understand
See it if You like a fun, light-hearted show with good singing and great performances.
Don't see it if You're looking for a serious show and don't like musicals. If you're prude when it comes to sex
See it if You want a show that's engaging, with amazing singing/acting, with a diversified (f/m, age, race) cast about the good on a sensitive topic
Don't see it if You don't want to be entertained and inspired while talking about 9/11.
See it if You want to see a well-done play/story about the nature of relationships and why different people may want to be, or not be, in one.
Don't see it if You think marriage is the end-all, be-all to life.
See it if You want to see a great play based on the 93 Peace between PLO and Israel. It's a long show about a serious topic, done excruciatingly well.
Don't see it if You're looking for something light and fun. The way they do it makes it entertaining and engaging, but it's nearly 3 hours of non-fiction
See it if You want to see a classic played out in a way that feels chillingly relevant in today's political culture.
Don't see it if You don't know what 1984 is about. If you don't like gore, or if loud sounds really bother and/or bright, strobe-like lights bother you.
See it if The show deals with an abusive relationship and a woman's struggle to break out of it. Overall, it's got a great message and fun songs.
Don't see it if You're super religious. I am not and loved the show, but there are a few things people could find "offensive."
See it if You want an absurdist take on "male privilege" and can see past that absurdity (which is entertaining) and uncover the heart of the play
Don't see it if You don't like absurd comedy or will only focus on that, while missing what the show is trying to say. You will leave disappointed
See it if A play about gender norms in Muslim culture, through an interesting example of faking gender identity to "protect" their family
Don't see it if You want a musical, or an ending that feels predictable and sappy (it's a nice ending though).
See it if You enjoy learning the research behind the way humans make subconscious decisions in an interesting and engaging play
Don't see it if You find research about how the brain works or what spurs us to lean towards certain choices uninteresting as a story.
See it if You want to see a powerful story about one of the most famous women to perform abortions in the 19th century and the problems she faced
Don't see it if You're anti-abortion or don't like stories based on true stories.
See it if You want a somewhat intense show that makes you think about current political and social issues from a number of perspectives.
Don't see it if You want a musical, something light & fluffy, something to escape the current political & social issues, or want a straight play.
See it if You want a different and interactive show experience, based on black pride with great storytelling.
Don't see it if You want a traditional show with a cast of characters. This is basically a one-woman show with a band and back-up singers.
See it if You want to see a powerful show about trying to be accepted and loved, with great acting and writing. Michael Urie was amazing.
Don't see it if You want an upbeat show or musical. You're ignorant and have issues with seeing drag or LGBTQ romance
See it if A play set in the 60's with themes that are just as relevant today as they were 55 years ago. Powerful performances by both actors.
Don't see it if If you want something light, fluffy, or a musical. If you want a play with lots of characters or moving parts.
See it if The performances & staging I thought were great. I'd never seen the movie & expected it to be for younger audiences. It met that expectation
Don't see it if You want a serious show, don't like musicals, or want a "regular" Broadway show. It felt more like being in the the movies than Broadway.
See it if You like musicals, with great singing, and an overall entertaining show. Great cast and use of space
Don't see it if You want a traditional musical or stage.
See it if You want a cute story, with great acting and good performances and enjoy music integrated on stage by the performers
Don't see it if You're looking for a discussion of how two cultures came together or you're looking for a happily ever after from the two main leads
See it if Like to have your heart strings plucked at, know about psychological terms. Play takes you through stories submitted to an advice column.
Don't see it if You want a traditional play with direct dialogue vs monologues. If you hate psychological talk or think self-help is stupid or useless
See it if You enjoy a diverse cast, an interesting perspective on gender identity, and relationships from an Eastern/Western perspective and overall.
Don't see it if You don't like nudity, sets that are manually manipulated throughout the show and a breaking of the 4th wall
See it if You want a mostly female cast led by two amazing voices in Lupone and Ebersole. You are a fan of great set design
Don't see it if You want a deeply engaging story with memorable songs. It contains neither.
See it if You like niche shows and can make the jump between what's presented on stage and politics, deriding extremes on both the left & right
Don't see it if You're not into weird. You want something that is more than a simple provoking of thought or want to see a normal relationship on the stage
See it if This is a fun comedy with great acting from Kevin Kline down.
Don't see it if You're looking for a serious play. This is light-hearted and never touches upon anything serious.
See it if You want an intense play about working for one company and feeling entitled to a job because of your history, and how race comes into play
Don't see it if You're looking for something light-hearted and fun. This is not the show for you. It's intense and can be a little slow at times
See it if You like the original movie, but with a more light-hearted twist. Great acting, staging and songs make it super entertaining.
Don't see it if You don't like musicals, the original movie, and you want a super serious show. Not for super young kids with the sexual nature of the show
See it if You like the "oldies" in a fun story about one of the most prolific female lyricists. Great music that has appeal to a wide audience
Don't see it if You're looking for something super thought-provoking or "intense." This show is made to entertain first and foremost
See it if You like a good story with great performances and choreography. The story is simple enough, but the way it's done is super entertaining.
Don't see it if You're looking for something earth-shatteringly new. It's a good old-fashioned story about the ravages of war and how music can help heal.
See it if You like good acting. All the acting was great, top to bottom. The story was interesting: a combo of capitalism and messy relationships.
Don't see it if You want to comedy or something "light" because there is nothing light about it. The plot is dark and will keep you thinking afterwards.