See it if you love puzzles, scrabble, crosswords, magic, and having your mind challenged while being entertained.
Don't see it if you want the shame of sitting quietly in your seat while you see smarter audience members around you figuring out the solutions to puzzles.
See it if you like to curl up with a good novel from time to time, or simply want to see the best work from Mary-Louise Parker in a decade or more.
Don't see it if you like when plays are loud, overly dramatic, and full of major events.
See it if you're up for another Crucible production and want to see Bedlam's unique take on the classic.
Don't see it if you have a little Crucible fatigue and don't have another 3 hour session in you.
See it if you're a fan of the works of Horton Foote and you know that whenever one of his works is performed it's worth seeing.
Don't see it if this is your first experience with one of his plays. This may not be the best entry point.
See it if you're fascinated by European history and are eager to tie it into the modern political climate.
Don't see it if you enjoy having every play today transformed into a lens for current politics, even as that extends to plays written over 30 years ago.
See it if you want to see a bold, inventive play, with a fine score, acted & sung by a fantastic cast of nearly all Asian performers.
Don't see it if you just hear "New Jeanine Tesori Musical" and feel like that's the show's biggest appeal. It's worth experiencing, but expect imperfection.
See it if You want to see a stripped down Macbeth with some stellar performances that make more with less.
Don't see it if this is your first experience seeing the play. The cuts are generous and the abstract approach and actor doubling could confuse novices.
See it if you love epic theatre, classic literature, and plays that feel like they are reflective of our current times.
Don't see it if 7 hours seems like a bit long for an E.M. Forster retelling.
See it if you are a Sondheim completist and didn't see the initial and superior Public Theatre production.
Don't see it if you're expecting something on the level of any of Sondheim's other plays.
See it if you enjoy seeing Encores revisit shows from yesteryear that may never see the light of day again in a Broadway adjacent theater.
Don't see it if you prefer Encores to preserve a classic show as it was presented in the day, without trying to reinvent it.
See it if you like to see unique musicals that challenge you and give you a lot to think about.
Don't see it if you don't care for a cappella singing or musicals that go to some strange places.
See it if you didn't get the chance to see Glenda Jackson last year in "Three Tall Women." Or if you simply must see her again.
Don't see it if you want to see a competent production of Lear. Her performance is just about the only thing working in this show's favor.
See it if you've never seen the play. It's a good one to see once. Also if you're a fan of either of these two sensational actors.
Don't see it if you've seen the last few Broadway productions and felt like you got your fill, in spite of fresh new takes on the roles.
See it if you want to see a strikingly feminist take on dealing with male toxicity for about 40 minutes.
Don't see it if you want the remaining 40 minutes to follow through on its initial promise and stick the landing.
See it if you want to see a delightfully strange play that will challenge you and leave you with plenty to think about & theorize for days.
Don't see it if you want to leave a play definitely knowing exactly what it was about and what everything means.
See it if you like your history & politics to go down smooth with the aide of music, colored lights, and a pair of excellent performances.
Don't see it if no amount of spectacle can make you care about this subject, or if you are one to easily lose patience for broad theatrics in your dramas.
See it if you want to see a musical with a plot that's just vaguely familiar enough to never once surprise you.
Don't see it if you're not interested in seeing talented stars phone it in with a weak script & score.
See it if you are thrilled and moved by spectacular physicality and complex, intense music.
Don't see it if you are prone to sensory overload. Despite the New Victory setting, it's not for real little kids.
See it if you enjoy the time machine aspect of Encores that allows you to see a show from another era that would otherwise never get another revival.
Don't see it if the idea of seeing an incredibly dated and sometimes clunky musical doesn't sound like a fun time.
See it if you're a fan of Guirgis' plays. You'll know it if you are by now. This is an unmissable entry in his canon.
Don't see it if you don't want to see the kinds of loud, angry, aggressive people that you might avoid on the street now portrayed onstage.
See it if you're a Lucas Hnath fan and are eager to see his take on the ghost story genre.
Don't see it if your stunted imagination needs high production values in order to enjoy a play.
See it if you never miss a Daniel Kitson show and want to see what he's got cooked up this time.
Don't see it if you've never seen Kitson. This shouldn't be your first. It's rambling & tedious, but may still appeal to you. It's a one of a kind.
See it if you love Broadway musicals but don't consider them so precious that they don't occasionally deserve to be taken down a peg or two.
Don't see it if you thought Tootsie, Beetlejuice, Frozen, Moulin Rouge, & Dear Evan Hansen were perfect and to suggest otherwise is blasphemy.
See it if you're a fan of Richard Nelson's "family plays" or enjoy drama unfolding at a leisurely pace through character development.
Don't see it if you prefer your plays to be heavily plotted or if you like your actors to shout loud enough to reach the 2nd balcony.
See it if you are a fan of Will Eno's work and if you enjoy human dramas with relatable content.
Don't see it if you're looking for more extremes of comedy and tragedy. The slight tone asks the audience to find the drama within their own lives.
See it if you enjoy sharply written debate, new points of view, and superb performances.
Don't see it if you like your politics and religion in theatre to come from more of a place of satire.
See it if you're a fan of Tracy Letts and his signature brand of colorful characters & sharply written dialogue.
Don't see it if you don't like seeing plays about characters exhibiting bad behavior & poor decisions.
See it if you're a history buff who enjoys seeing great actors perform a by the numbers pageant.
Don't see it if you already weren't bowled over by "All the Way." This isn't necessarily a step up.
See it if you're a big fan of the 90's Disney movie and want to see an epic fantasy produced in small scale style with a large scale cast.
Don't see it if you're looking for a polished, complete show that ends up amounting to above average children's theatre.
See it if you want to see a rising star of comedy discuss typically taboo subjects in a sharply written treatise.
Don't see it if you were thinking of taking a parent to see it, or anyone else you might be uncomfortable to sit near throughout this spicy subject matter.
See it if you're compelled by current immigration politics as well as classical Greek tragedies.
Don't see it if you don't like the classics messed with, or if you are unfamiliar with Medea. A few too many people in the audience surprised by the ending.
See it if you enjoy satire that doesn't exhaust itself after a few minutes with a one joke premise.
Don't see it if you don't want to work a little for the meaning within the play's madness.
See it if you want to see an original musical that will make you laugh, cry, & even hum a tune on your way home brought on by an outstanding ensemble.
Don't see it if your first question you have when attending a Broadway musical is "What movie is it based on?"
See it if you're a teenage, YA fan or if you think Pasek & Paul are the greatest composers that Broadway has ever seen.
Don't see it if Aw... don't listen to me. I guess you should see it. I recognize I'm squarely in the minority on this one.
See it if you enjoy first person accounts of difficult times, that also touches upon true crime & stories of support in a horrifying situation.
Don't see it if the subject matter or actress don't appeal to you. There's not much there beyond that.
See it if you want to see a truly impressive & energetic production with inventive use of live video.
Don't see it if you want to see theatre, because this too often feels like you're watching a live taping of television.
See it if you enjoy seeing relics from the past that would otherwise never see the light of day again. Being a Urie fan will work in your favor.
Don't see it if you're expecting this classic to hold up or even hope Encores will deliver their usual loving qualities to weaker material.
See it if you like to see a loose story told through character interactions, crafted by a stellar cast.
Don't see it if you can't stand awkwardly squirming in your seat while waiting for a story arc that will never come.
See it if you want to see a genuine piece of theatrical history and hear Marc Blitzstein's masterful score sung by some talented performers.
Don't see it if you want to feel an ounce of what this piece would have meant to the masses who heard it in the time of its creation.
See it if you are a particular fan of Chekhov, specifically Uncle Vanya, and are up for seeing it played with a bit.
Don't see it if you don't like people getting precious with the classics.
See it if you want to see a classic play by Lanford Wilson headlined by an unforgettable performance by Adam Driver.
Don't see it if you want this to be a flawless production of said play. But see it anyways. The play and Driver are too good to pass up.
See it if you're fascinated by ancient philosophy and enjoy masterful performances.
Don't see it if you think you're seeing Public's modern take on Socrates through the guise of a hip new musical, as the couple behind me expected to see.
See it if you're a fan of Lucas Hnath, Laurie Metcalf, John Lithgow, political dramas, or all of the above.
Don't see it if you want a bit more literal take on the 2008 Hillary Clinton or are looking for some comedic sketch featuring wigs & broad impressions.
See it if you're up for a challenging play with difficult subject matter featuring some top notch acting.
Don't see it if three hours sounds like a long time to just feel bad about yourself and the state of the world by the end of the night.