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See it if You enjoy cabaret, burlesque, sophisticated (and fun!) adult entertainment, or are looking for a date night event.
Don't see it if you're turned off by sexual content. Everything is sophisticated and fun, the performers are super talented, but it is intentionally sexual.
See it if you care about politics, humanity, America's history of violence toward black men. You want to see how political theatre can work.
Don't see it if you can't bear violence onstage, even with great artistic value.
See it if you are looking for delightful, campy fun, want an entertaining and escapist jaunt to the theatre
Don't see it if you dislike musicals, will be offended by a very campy take on the gender politics and bed trick plot of measure for measure.
See it if you like adventurous, dizzying, difficult theatre, love seeing great actors challenged, have a mind that enjoys puzzles.
Don't see it if you need a tidy and clear plot that doesn't require leaps of logic and/or imagination from its audience, want a clear resolution.
See it if you want a fun night out, a chance to drink and watch a show, like sea shanties, want to see a young and versatile cast.
Don't see it if you're looking for depth, high-level musical ability, or an emotionally engaging show.
See it if a blend of middle eastern sounds and traditional musical sounds interests you, you are excited by creative storytelling.
Don't see it if you hate musicals, only like big spectacle productions, or need a conventional and linear plot.
See it if you love folk music, want to see a young uneven cast tackle a highly active staging and range of styles with energy and enthusiasm.
Don't see it if you dislike musicals, will be annoyed by a sprawling plot that never quite coheres into a full picture.
See it if you are a fan of Mark Rylance, or just want to see the enchanting design and absorb the unique experience.
Don't see it if you are expecting plot, character development, dramatic tension, conflict, or really a fully thought out play.
See it if you want an absorbing, beautifully choreographed (fencing), genuinely funny play about the brilliance, meanness, and heart of teen girls.
Don't see it if you only like realistic drama/dialogue, you dislike seeing the ambiguity of teen friendships, you want a clear emotionally satisfying end.
See it if you are a fan of the singer/musicians, are looking for a light weight romance with some music.
Don't see it if you will dislike a musical show with uneven vocals, you are looking for a show that is theatrically effective.
See it if you are a fan of the original novel and want to see an intelligent and thoughtful deconstruction of some of its more adult themes.
Don't see it if you don't know the original, are looking for a fully successful theatrical work, want clear storytelling, dislike overtly sexual material.
See it if you admire the play and have wanted to see a production, are interested in a period take on topical subject matter.
Don't see it if you are bored by unit set / straightforward period productions, want a consistently strong cast, dislike plays centered around women.
See it if you're interested in an earnest, ultimately unsuccessful, attempt to explore rape culture through a comedic lens, + some good performances.
Don't see it if this subject matter, handled in a well-meaning but misguided way, will be offensive to you.
See it if you want a highly entertaining, relevant, beautifully sung, moving romantic reminder that the history we're taught is an incomplete picture.
Don't see it if you're socially conservative, thin-skinned, and cannot handle white Americans occasionally being the butt of the joke -see what I did there?
See it if you like Gogol, physical humor, are a fan of Urie, or just want a fun, unchallenging evening at the theater. Urie's performance is terrific.
Don't see it if you are looking for a drama, new work, or something that takes a deep dive into complicated issues.
See it if you're interested in new works, magical realism, allegory, want to support a smart and timely new play, love strong emotional performances.
Don't see it if you need your theatre evenly consistent (this show is uneven but when its good its great), are uncomfortable with violence/torture on stage.
See it if you're interested in dance theatre used to explore social issues, you'd like to support art created with positive political/social intent.
Don't see it if you are looking for a narrative, or need strong writing in order to enjoy a theatrical work. Also see note below.
See it if you're intrigued by dramatized history, want to see gorgeous & inventive staging, love theatre with music, are curious about the story.
Don't see it if you have no tolerance for slow moving theatre (this show is beautiful but also sprawling). It's history-driven rather than character-driven.
See it if you've ever loved theatre, and haven't seen it yet. It's a classic, and its closing. Don't miss your chance.
Don't see it if you value high production values over all other factors, or if you hate musicals.
See it if you're a fan of kneehigh, love inventive genre-defying theatre, are moved by patriotic war stories that celebrate common humanity.
Don't see it if a child protagonist will throw you off, you are allergic to sentimentality, don't like theatre that employs other mediums, you hate cats.
See it if you haven't had a chance before, love the play, love topically resonant theater, have patience with non-linear highly intellectual text.
Don't see it if you need an evenly directed, cohesive, and fully rehearsed production in order to enjoy your experience.
See it if you want funny, intelligent dialogue, an exploration of the gay generational divide, and very current events discussed on stage.
Don't see it if you need clear structure or sophisticated storytelling, awkward staging bothers you, or if a political argument onstage will turn you off.
See it if you enjoy immersive staging, intimate performances, clever (rhyming!) verse, beautiful anglo folk music, folk tales & myth, smart staging.
Don't see it if having actors move around and near you bothers you and/or if you don't like having to turn in your seat to follow the action.
See it if you're a fan of Daniel Craig, are interested in directorial reinterpretation, want to see a unique but unsuccessful take on the play.
Don't see it if it's your first Othello (this production muddles the story), you're frustrated by bad pacing, or want a faithful interpretation of text.
See it if you're looking for a sweet and inoffensive holiday show, short, with some lovely singing of original and classic Christmas songs.
Don't see it if you're looking for a dynamic, theatrical experience, actors portraying clearly drawn characters, or a story brought to life on stage.
See it if you're a fan of the musical (or have never seen it!) - the show is justifiably revered, and this is a lovely, if simple, production of it.
Don't see it if you are looking for a professional caliber, consistent cast, are uncomfortable with intimate stagings, or only like broadway-budget prods.
See it if you are interested in a failed attempt at the signature Chekhovian blend of humor & tragedy, want to see some lovely design elements.
Don't see it if you value strong acting, coherent character choices, consistent tone, and/or don't want to spend 90mins in the company of terrible people,
See it if you want a unique lesbian-centered story, love soapy plots, would enjoy good production values in an intimate space.
Don't see it if will be offended by gay themes, want emotional complexity, are looking for chemistry between the actors, need a script that feels complete.
See it if you love classic musicals, great performances, musical theatre with depth and beauty, flashy dancing!
Don't see it if you dislike conventional musicals.
See it if you love the Bengsons, are a fan of documentary style theatre, want to see an ambitious, not fully successful, musical experiment.
Don't see it if you want a consistent storytelling format, or are looking for something with depth beyond minor personal tragedy.
See it if you're interested in an update on the source, want to see Billie Piper's astonishing performance, are intrigued by unusual staging & design.
Don't see it if loud noises upset you, or if you will be distracted by overt and fairly unique design choices.
See it if you will be delighted by a constantly-moving and highly creative staging and excellent design on a small but very impressive scale.
Don't see it if you are expecting a deep dive into the subject matter or anything more than a simple gloss on the complicated subject of gender equality.
See it if you're intrigued by the concept, are a big fan of cole porter songs.
Don't see it if you're looking for a cohesive whole. This feels more like a school experiment than a complete show.
See it if you missed or love the play, want to see an excellent, professional-quality production on a small scale and in an intimate space.
Don't see it if you dislike "kitchen-sink" realism, are not interested in any hint of politics in theatre.
See it if you love harmonic or folk music, have interest in political movements of any sort and/or the Ukraine, want a unique theatrical experience.
Don't see it if any blurring of the lines between audience and performer upsets you, you dislike folk music, or avoid politics in any form.
See it if you enjoy atmospheric theater, big musicals up close, jazz-age material, good choreography performed well, young talented singers.
Don't see it if you're nervous by actors up close, aren't a fan of the material, need strong plot or character development, need dynamic or elegant staging.
See it if you want to have fun! This show is for anyone who wants a great night out with an incredibly talented cast & some really special moments.
Don't see it if you can't be on your feet for long stretches of time (lots of opportunities to sit throughout, but you are moving quite a bit).
See it if you like theatricalized dance, want an intimate and moving experience that asks questions but rarely gives you answers.
Don't see it if you need a clear & tidy plot, dislike dance, don't want to stand for 90 minutes straight, are uncomfortable in dark spaces.
See it if you're interested in new musicals, know the movie, want to see young up-and-coming performers, are interested in a jazz-inflected musical.
Don't see it if you're expecting a full budget off-Broadway musical. This is an off-off or workshop production in an off-Broadway space.
See it if you like docudramas and/or lifetime movies, want to see some lovely performances.
Don't see it if you're looking for depth, strict historical accuracy, or a positive story about strong women (this devolves into a catfight, of course).
See it if you've never seen the play onstage, want to engage with difficult, relevant, profound text, want to see a lovely complex lead performance.
Don't see it if you'll be frustrated by the direction fighting against the material, want even/consistent quality, are uncomfortable with simulated nudity.
See it if you like alternative staging, environmental theatre, being INCREDIBLY close to the action, one of the greatest musicals ever written.
Don't see it if you startle very easily, don't like musicals, are scared of the dark, or get nervous when actors are moving around you.
See it if you'd like semi-immersive, environmental theatre on the largest possible scale, love Dave Malloy's music, want to see the future of theatre.
Don't see it if you find spectacle overwhelming or prefer smaller dramas. If you don't like Baz Luhrmann's films, you probably won't like this.
See it if you never have before. It's gorgeous, thoughtful, & brilliantly acted - faithful to the original work but with an expanded world view.
Don't see it if you can't stand O'Neill or expressionist theatre.
See it if you like quiet family drama; EXCELLENT acting, writing, and singing; lovely, moving, & melancholic small-scale personal storytelling.
Don't see it if you are deterred by a 2ish hour show with no intermission, you are looking for spectacle or a big and/or uncomplicated plot.
See it if you like Dave Malloy's music and want to hear it sung well by a talented cast in a beautiful space.
Don't see it if you're expecting deep/emotionally connected material, if poor staging bothers you, if a comfortable seat or clear view is important to you.
See it if you love Shakespeare or the Tempest, want to see a fresh & often revelatory take on the text, love seeing strong brilliant women onstage.
Don't see it if you aren't interested in an all-female cast, only like traditional takes on Shakespeare, or have no familiarity with the material.
See it if you're a fan of Kitson (or want to be), masterful storytelling, coincidences, unexpected emotionalism, loveliness, excellent comic touches.
Don't see it if you have a short attention span, difficulty with flashing lights, or enough trouble hearing that a British accent will be frustrating.
See it if you're interested in contemporary politics, race, American history, political theatre, brave acting work, intelligently drawn conflict.
Don't see it if you're uncomfortable with onstage nudity or sexual situations, want a comfortable seat, want to see (some seats are VERY obstructed).