See it if you'd love a clever inversion of Shakespearean tragedy into pitch-black comedy, & also if McDonald's makes you puke
Don't see it if you hold the Bard and/or the Golden Arches sacred
See it if you want to see some excellent acting in a play that bogs down in the playwright's navel-gazing & out-clevering himself
Don't see it if you have little tolerance for a shaggy dog story that refuses to wrap up, or for a dream sequence inexplicably featuring a man in a Speedo
See it if you have spent too much time in the college English department & enjoy self-referential dramedy in that setting
Don't see it if you have read too many books & don't want to keep being distracted from the play by thinking, "Yup, I see where he stole THAT from."
See it if you're not triggered by unrelenting rape-iness and can sit 2 hours without needing a bathroom
Don't see it if you object to explicit onstage naked kink, or hate spending the second & third acts of a play thinking "Yeah, this needs some serious cuts."
See it if you want to see the best & most intense Jud Fry you never dreamed this role could be. I was rooting for him to get with Laurey.
Don't see it if you want traditional Broadway razzle-dazzle. And yes - the ballet dream sequence really IS that bad. (Not the dancer - just the concept.)
See it if brilliant satirical treatment of the breakdown of polite liberal behavior under duress can make you howl with glee
Don't see it if you are a liberal who can't cop to the fact that sometimes we can be douchey, opinionated and hard to take
See it if you always knew you oughta like Chekhov, but wished he'd lighten up a tad so you COULD.
Don't see it if the phrase "Life is real, Life is earnest, and the Grave is not its goal" doesn't make you want to giggle, even a little.
See it if you are a Lenny Bruce fan - this is as close to actually seeing him perform as you'll ever get.
Don't see it if you'd be unable to sit through reenactment of Lenny Bruce material that uses obscenities, the n-word & racial slurs to make a social point
See it if you like to support small theaters and a cast that tries hard with a less-than-inspiring script
Don't see it if you are irked by repetitious exposition and a muddled approach to feminist themes.
See it if you like raunch, enjoy an appealing cast & a clever book, and have a good set of earplugs.
Don't see it if standing up for 2 hours or seeing an eight foot long pink plush penis would bother you.
See it if you want to see the best-performed version of this admittedly butt-numbing four hour drunkologue you are ever likely to experience
Don't see it if you hate O'Neill and his long-winded & fairly dated dialogue
See it if you'd like to see a one-woman memoir piece, well-performed, that's a little over an hour long. Linda Haston does a good job w/ the material
Don't see it if you are hoping for great writing or an epiphany/interesting plot twist of any kind. Not the most harrowing Monster Mom tale you'll ever hear
See it if you love Stephen McKinley Henderson, and don't mind that a lot of the dialogue is just soapboxing.
Don't see it if you expect character development instead of just talkity-talk.
See it if you adore being surprised into shrieks of spontaneous mirth by a classic you thought you'd already seen/read all the juice out of.
Don't see it if you hate having fun and are absolutely determined to stay in a bad mood for the rest of your life.
See it if you like crackling good acting and dialogue that, surprisingly, has not dated too terribly (considering the age of the play).
Don't see it if hearing the "N**" word casually uttered several times by some of the (white, Southern) characters would ruin it for you.
See it if you love her music & want to see the closest thing to perfection in a Tuna Turner who is NOT, in fact, Tina Turner herself. Tonys sweep.
Don't see it if you prefer chamber music
See it if you don't see enough straight, white, middle-aged, whiny loser-dudes for free & you want to pay to spend 3 hours watching yet another one
Don't see it if you're a woman who has already had it up to here with this self-indulgent King Baby crap.
See it if you enjoy a well-told, well-acted alcoholic war story
Don't see it if you are tired of the undeniable fact that everyone in show biz who's been to a rehab eventually thinks, "Hey - this is COMIC MATERIAL!"
See it if you don't mind that some of Tennessee Williams has not aged well, and you'd like to see Marisa Tomei in a slip
Don't see it if the use of every possible cliche and derogatory term for "of Italian heritage" would bug you, or you'd hate to see Marisa Tomei in a slip
See it if you want an updated script screaming CHEKHOV IS ABOUT EXISTENTIAL ANGST! in your face, most of the time amusingly.
Don't see it if your expectations were shaped by "Life Sucks." This was good, but not AS good.
See it if you like a smart, very funny woman in a show that has more in common with a 90 minute stand-up routine than an actual play
Don't see it if four-letter words and sexual humor offend you, or if self-mockery of one's own intellectual pretentions is not your bag
See it if you'd enjoy a series of rapid-fire monologues that are occasionally very funny indeed
Don't see it if you'd be thrown by a format in which three actors take turns addressing the audience in long monologues, rather than each other
See it if you've always found prior adaptations of Fitzgerald's masterpiece disappointing and couldn't quite articulate what was missing.
Don't see it if you can't sit in a theater seat for 6 hours. Pro tip: Move from the orchestra to the box seats for a perfect view and ample leg room.
See it if you want to see the legendary Elaine May in an exquisitely realized performance
Don't see it if you are uncomfortable with "what do we do with our formerly independent & dynamic family member who now is old & makes us all all crazy?"
See it if You are deeply familiar with the Albee play (as well as the works of Tennessee Williams) and love a rowdy, irreverent send-up.
Don't see it if You can't stand a disappointing second half after a play gets off to a promising start.
See it if you relish mistaken/assumed identity farces, brilliant wordplay, and the inimitable verbal pyrotechnics of David Ives
Don't see it if you dislike dialogue in rhymed couplets.
See it if you don't want to miss Mark Rylance creating an exquisitely-written role.
Don't see it if you hate brilliant writing and magnificent acting (or operatic singing. OK -there is that.)
See it if you'd love a well-told, witty, one-woman paean to the joys & frequent heartbreaks of doggedly pursuing the dream of being a working actor
Don't see it if you hate theater (but in that case, why would you even be in a theater?)
See it if you like laughing till your stomach hurts.
Don't see it if the possibility of laughing so hard you wet the seat makes you uncomfortable. Or if you're a Mormon and serious about it - then don't.
See it if you want to magically extend your lifetime by making 90 minutes feel like 3 hours.
Don't see it if you've already read Jefferson, Dickens, and Tolstoy and you don't want an evening of the "for dummies" version & no surprises.
See it if you want to learn a LOT about this important figure in American history and enjoy a powerful and passionate one-man performance
Don't see it if exposition bothers you. There's a lot of "then I went here" and "after that, I..."
See it if you can overlook the hackneyed, predictable plot, blah lyrics, and focus on the gorgeous voices & great tunes.
Don't see it if you hated "Bright Star" because this has many similarities. It, too, had a dumb plot & gorgeous music.
See it if the thought of a witty race through Thackeray at a dizzy speed that would appall the more ponderous Stanley Kubrick delights you
Don't see it if you'd be unduly distressed by contemporary dance moves/music that have nothing to do with the story..or by fart jokes.