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See it if You don't want to think too much and miss movies like Crossing Delancey and plays like Abie's Irish Rose.
Don't see it if You are looking for new, inventive material. This is a New York rom-com with a been-there-done-that feel.
See it if you enjoy a lighthearted, fun look at Orthodox Jewish life. This was cute and kitschy, like much in New York.
Don't see it if you have no interest in learning more about Orthodox Jewish life. This show drills into the nitty-gritty of Jewish observance.
See it if You saw the movie and loved it, or are a fan of Once. Actors are energetic and all play musical instruments.
Don't see it if you are expecting fully-fleshed out characters. This needs work, but has great potential. Saw it w/ the understudy in the lead. He was fab!
See it if you like intense drama with an excellent cast. You want lots of bang for your buck. This show runs almost 3 hours long with 2 itermissions.
Don't see it if you want to laugh. Though there are sweet and funny moments, this is serious stuff.
See it if You have any interest in Yiddish theater, loved Fiddler on the roof, and want to be entertained for a quick-paced 80 minutes of song & dance
Don't see it if You do not want to see historical musicals in their native tongue. All the acting and singing is in Yiddish w English & Russian supertitles
See it if you like hip hop, freestyle comedy, watching talented people create art.
Don't see it if you want a musical with an arc, splashy sets, and costumes. This is raw talent at its finest in a quick 90 minute routine.
See it if You are nostalgic for Andrew Lloyd Weber's ambitious and magical score. You want to see a classic reinterpreted. (not always for the better
Don't see it if You want an elaborately-staged production. The beautifully-conducted orchestra often overpowered the actors. I thought it an odd choice.
See it if Graphic novels, superheroes, coming-of-age stories. Still in previews. I hope they are able to tighten it up. Has amazing potential
Don't see it if Big, splashy musicals. This is a small show (I mean that in a good way).
See it if You like the idea of exploring your roots, Jewish or other...like small, intimate productions. Are interested in history of jewish culture.
Don't see it if you need a linear plot, like big productions, are not interested in Jewish cultural and religious themes (altho I believe they are universal
See it if You are a fan of any of the actors. Want to support the first Asian woman playwright on b'way.
Don't see it if you don't like watching grown men behave like children onstage. You need closure when watching a story unfold. There was none.
See it if you are a fan of any of the 3 spectacular actors in this show. You enjoy thoughtful dramas about timely stories. no fake news permitted here
Don't see it if you prefer musicals or lavish productions with a large cast. If the thought of a play dedicated to fact-checking a written piece bores you.
See it if You enjoy a straight play with superb acting by a small, but stellar cast. Every one of the stars shone bright on this stage.
Don't see it if You want to be entertained by a big splashy production. This was small and quiet, profound, funny and sad.
See it if you love great acting, hilariously biting dialogue, poignant portrayals of gay life in the '70s and '80s. The cast is amazing. Truly,
Don't see it if you don't like to laugh or appreciate the universal themes of love and rejection, or if you don't appreciate having your heartstrings tugged
See it if you have ever seen this story acted on stage or screen. This adaptation, performed in Yiddish, is magical and emotional. Do not miss this!
Don't see it if You do not enjoy reading supertitles while listening to a work performed in a foreign language. (Unless, of course, you understand Yiddish!)
See it if You like your Shakespeare updated and contemporary. This was a riveting production and I held my breath through the second half of the show
Don't see it if You don't like anyone messing with the Bard's original work.
See it if You are willing to sell your first-born in exchange for tickets. It is worth it. American history & rap. Like peanut butter and chocolate.
Don't see it if I can't think of one good reason. Unless you are bitter about not being able to get tickets. Then make up a reason why you don't wanna go.
See it if You have a heartbeat & you can get tickets. This was fabulously entertaining, well-acted, & has the best music and choreography for a play.
Don't see it if You dislike all things Harry Potter (but I wouldn't admit that out loud),
See it if You like theater-in-the-round. The performances are terrific, even though the story is more-than-slightly depressing. Staging is amazing!
Don't see it if You want a happy ending or you want to leave humming a memorable tune. While the show overall was enjoyable, the score was only ok.
See it if you are a fan of ANY of the star-studded cast. If the history of the gay-rights struggle is interesting to you.
Don't see it if if you want to see a current commentary of gay culture portrayed on stage. Though still poignant, this play feels its age.
See it if you like to be challenged as an audience member. This show requires you to think if you want to follow along. If you are a fan of Hollander.
Don't see it if You want an easy-breezy evening at the theater. This show requires your utmost attention if you want to follow along.
Also This was an utter delight and lots of fun!
See it if You enjoy a ALW's-greatest-hits-review. You enjoy watching a documentary about ALW. The singing was great. Staging was barebones.
Don't see it if You want a musical that tells a story. This is ALW-lite. ALW (via pre-recorded interviews) introduces each set w/ a little background info.
See it if You are a Baby Boomer, are interested in learning about the Boomer Era, are interested in history, like to be entertained.
Don't see it if you want to see a big, splashy musical. This show is neither big, nor splashy. It is small, and intimate, fast-paced, and fun.
See it if you are willing to see WSS in a new light. The music is still magnificent and the singing is great. This is a show for people with ADD.
Don't see it if you are prone to motion sickness. Camerawork and projections on screen are dizzying. If you are a purist, this is not for you.
See it if You love all things food. (As long as you don’t use the word “foodie” to describe yourself). You like small plays that feel big.
Don't see it if You don’t have a keen interest in watching food prep or what goes on in the back of the house at a restaurant. You want a big splashy show.
See it if you are a fan of greek mythology with a jazzy, soulful twist. The musicians onstage were masterful.
Don't see it if you don't want to see a contemporary, musical take on greek tragedy.
See it if You like magic, scrabble, science, history, crossword puzzles, thinking.
Don't see it if you want big and splashy, you don't like solving puzzles, or being made to think while you are being entertained.
See it if You like small-budget, one-man musicals. Daniel Cainer is a great storyteller.
Don't see it if You like big musicals with show-stopping choreography and staging.
See it if You like over-the-top performances & irreverent dialogue. Justin Long was a treat!
Don't see it if You don't like aggressive dialogue and in-your-face performances. I thought the play was building quite nicely, but they lost me in the end
See it if You know someone involved in the show.
Don't see it if You value your time. I cannot get back those 75 minutes. Ever. Would have walked out, but I felt bad for the cast.
See it if you like drama, with a lot of laughs. This show has a very large, & talented cast. The story starts out a little slow, but builds momentum
Don't see it if you want to see lighthearted fair, or an intimate play. This is a grand, busy show.
See it if you like old-fashioned-musicals, in the grand musical numbers with great singing and acting kind of old-fashioned...
Don't see it if you dislike revivals of old musicals based on even older plays. This was over 3 hours long, so be ready to commit to your not-so-comfy seat
See it if you like big, old-school Broadway musicals with a contemporary theme. Music, singing, choreography were all top-notch.This was a fun night!
Don't see it if you don't like over-the-top, splashy musicals that deal with LGBTQ themes.
See it if you like British farce and humor. This was a fun ensemble with a wacky, way-out-there sense of hilarity, The snooker scenes were fabulous
Don't see it if you have a hard time following British accents. It took me several minutes to figure out what they were saying.
See it if You can set aside the weak book and music and enjoy this spectacle purely for the special effects. Kong was a magical beast brought to life
Don't see it if you expect an actual story and good songs to entertain you at a musical. The $35 million spent on this production went purely to the effects
See it if you love anything Hamlet or the Bard related. You enjoy watching plays about theater and acting. You enjoy straight plays.
Don't see it if You do not enjoy Shakespeare-related storytelling. If you prefer musicals.
See it if you like neuroscience...or rap music. Especially if you like rap about neuroscience. Really. This is way more entertaining than it sounds
Don't see it if you don't like one-man shows. Or rap. Or science. Or pared-down, simple productions. Or have to think when you go to the theater.
See it if You like to see Shakespeare updated, and very loosely interpreted. The acting and signing are first-rate.
Don't see it if You don't like to be up-close and personal with the actors. This is a small theater and the troupe is projecting to the very last row.
See it if You loved the movie (as I did), or you are bringing a teenage girl.
Don't see it if You don't want to re-live the worst parts of your high school experience. This show is a little risqué for younger kids.
See it if You love Donna Summer's music. You are interested in her story, or you generally like Juke-Box-Musicals. LaChanze & Co. are entertaining.
Don't see it if You expect to jump out of your seat with every #1 hit. With so many truly great songs, I was expecting to be on my feet numerous times.
See it if You love Bette Midler-hurry! I saw this show with Bernadette Peters in the lead. I found the music and story a bit dated, but still fun...
Don't see it if You like contemporary topics. This is old-school musical fun. The audience applauds before big numbers even start, in anticipation.
See it if you are an ardent fan of Rodgers & Hammerstein, or any of the terrific actors starring in this play. If you enjoy superb choreography.
Don't see it if you want to see inventive theater. This story, thought a classic, is very dated and the music is heavy.
See it if You are a fan of the original show/movie, are a fan of Joshua Jackson, you are interested in deaf culture, or inspired by great storytelling
Don't see it if you are expecting a contemporary story. This production was first staged in 1979 and shows its age.