See it if you enjoy stand-up comedy that is entertaining. Good for those of us who need to laugh more. Self-deprecating and sentimental humor.
Don't see it if you want to see theater rather than a comic telling a story. The set is a stool with a projected screen. It's a big venue for a 1-person sho
See it if you like the idea of seeing some top talent take on Sondheim in a smaller, more intimate setting. You get to see subtleties and nuances.
Don't see it if you can't find any way to appreciate musical theater -- it's not worth giving a coveted ticket or seat to you if you can't appreciate this.
See it if you like an innovative show that centers on analysis of the female psyche, smashing the patriarchy, and how to be a badass.
Don't see it if you don't like anyone making fun of dicks or the men who have them.
See it if you like cutting satire in a party-like atmosphere. Evokes release for some and a visceral feeling to frustration and trauma for others.
Don't see it if can't handle crude language and aren't open to experimental theater dealing with racism/capitalism. Vignettes - not a linear story.
See it if you are a big fan of the original and want to see a different take. Great cast.
Don't see it if you want to see a big musical production - this is bare bones. As a revival, it does not have much of a "wow" factor. Dull at parts.
See it if you like cabaret-style theater that takes you on a communal journey through recent times. Great for Suzan-Lori Parks fans!
Don't see it if you are a COVID-denier or you aren't ready to relive the 1st year of the pandemic -- although I found it healing. It's long - 3 hours.
See it if you like storytelling that depicts from a personal perspective how colonialism keeps erasing our indigenous peoples.
Don't see it if you want to see a play, not story telling. The personal story of the playwright is less interesting than revelations about her ancestors.
See it if you like plays that use absurdity to make very tough subjects easier to swallow. Excellent staging adds to the depressing tension. DARK.
Don't see it if you don't like feeling uncomfortable with upsetting themes that challenge our very existence. Provokes thought over entertainment - not fun.
See it if you like shows that uncover and account untold and painful history from the very personal perspective of rich characters. I learned a lot.
Don't see it if your US patriotism does not include dealing with the revealing of the very painful and cruel aspects of Chinese immigration to the US.
See it if you enjoy historical and politically-oriented plays that demonstrate the conflicts of power vs. community. Great multi-dimensional acting.
Don't see it if you don't want to see a play centered on a despicable person. It's a very talky play. Lots of NY politics.
See it if you want to see what can be done with an American classic play under the astounding direction of Robert O'Hara. Powerful.
Don't see it if you can only sit through a short play. Not for you if you don't want to see and feel the impact of generational damage caused by racism.
See it if you like storytelling plays that center on family relationships and personal struggles - two journeys: an immigrant father and a gay son.
Don't see it if you don't like folk music which doesn't always weave seamlessly into the story. It's sad - father and son miss out on connecting.
See it if you enjoy adventurous and intimate shows that push the envelope of musical theater. Great cast, cool staging, musicians on stage, energetic
Don't see it if you need to have a hero or sympathetic character in your show -- you will miss the point and won't enjoy it. Full of mental illness & death.
See it if you want feel like you are w/ a close friend who is baring her soul to you as you bear witness. Chalfant is a master. Special evening of awe
Don't see it if you feel uncomfortable sitting a few ft. from an actor performing in an intimate setting. Hard to bear if you have lost a loved one recently
See it if you like big-scale musicals with masterful singers and sad endings. Parade manages to be serious and entertaining at the same time.
Don't see it if you don't want to see some of ugliness that exists in our US culture. Love does not conquer hate in this story.
See it if you are interested in an innovative take on a coming of age story that explores the seductiveness of dangerous cults and wanting to belong.
Don't see it if You are triggered by sexual abuse. This is an explorative play and is not full of plot or intrigue. Still a work in progress.
See it if you are a fan of Byrne and really like one-person, storytelling, autobiographical shows with short vignettes.
Don't see it if you want to be on the edge of your seat -- this is long and meandering. Full of melancholy. This show will not wake you up if you are tired
See it if you like intimate plays that explore true struggles of daily living with absolutely superb actors. I was completely absorbed. Time flew by.
Don't see it if you want glamour, light entertainment and a linear play.
See it if you like to see shows in a workshop stage that are full of exhilarating and poetic language and movement. Cool set. Interesting concept!
Don't see it if you don't like highly descriptive soliloquys which dominate the play interspersed with movement. Needs work in the pacing.
See it if you like intimate and pared down musicals with a great ensemble.
Don't see it if you are expecting a masterful lead actor - the ensemble carried the show and Parsons was just OK.
See it if you want to be immersed in the KPOP culture/experience with an original concept that transcends the traditional juke box musical formula
Don't see it if you care about the book of a show and want to see great acting. It's a shame how the original concept was lost by poor writing.
See it if you love well-staged traditional musicals with great performers. If you need to feel uplifted, this is the show for you. Jackman/Foster = !!
Don't see it if you can't tolerate a non-theater audience who like to check their cell phones during performances. Also beware of fidgety small children.
See it if you are willing to see great actors take on an interesting conceptual framework on a play that needs more work.
Don't see it if you don't want to be confused because the transitions of the actors going back and forth between characters are hard to follow.
See it if you like shows that concentrate on dialogue between diverse characters who don't know each other, but share the common bond of skin cancer.
Don't see it if you are looking for a theatrical extravaganza - it's bare and explores complex human interactions in the context of dealing with cancer.
See it if you like reenactments of historical happenings in which the words come from the original source. The debate is intellectual and still timely
Don't see it if you want to see a big spectacle show with lots of scenes and plot twists. This is very concise and basic.
See it if for high tech, original sets, costumes and a story centered on characters whose stories are often unseen in the media.
Don't see it if you don't want to see a story with themes that are so repetitive that you feel like you've been hit in the head a 1000 times. Please cut!
See it if you want to see an innovative version through a Black lens of a masterpiece of theater. Cast, set, lighting, direction are fascinating.
Don't see it if want your theater to reflect a more traditional past and aren't open to new possibilities that open up a classic to a more diverse audience.
See it if you want to see an early work of Parks about the existential traps of being a Black male in the US with some amazing actors.
Don't see it if you want see a fast-paced show -- much dialogue with abrupt action only at the bitter conclusion. Not as revolutionary today as 20 years ago
See it if you want to see an engaging August Wilson play with stupendous acting and staging. Written in the 1980's, it was ahead of its time.
Don't see it if It's not edgy. Must be interested in Black history in the US and how generations of families are affected by their ancestors.
See it if You like large cast shows that span through different decades. The dialogue and action is condensed. Evokes foreboding and loss.
Don't see it if You don’t want to be scared by how relatable the conditions of the family are to what is happening now. talky show w/ historical references.
See it if you want to see a flawless version of a musical theater masterpiece. The cast and staging are superb and spotlight the genius of Sondheim.
Don't see it if you are not open to appreciating musical theater or just don't get why people love Sondheim's work. It's long.
Also I really felt overwhelmed with emotion at the finale of this show.
See it if you like to explore the flaws of a protagonist and how it affects all of his relationships. It moved me from time to time.
Don't see it if you get annoyed by a play that depends on constant narration to carry the story. It felt like the lead character was reading a book...
See it if you are like me and enjoy musicals that are dark and weird. Music is good. Cast is talented. Exciting to see this show in an early stage.
Don't see it if you can't handle some gore and mental illness on stage. This is the show's world premiere so it needs some trimming and polish.
See it if you want to go to a show that uplifts you during these precarious times. This show is full of love and community. Catchy music!
Don't see it if you prefer more depressing shows. Also, not all of the cast is professional since this is a public works production.
Also If you are a Shaina Taub fan, this show is for you!
See it if you want to see an innovative version of Twelfth Night with superb production value! Highest quality with the lowest price! A special night
Don't see it if You don’t like outdoor theater and are a snob who thinks they must pay big bucks to enjoy a performance.
Also This is NY at its best!
See it if You enjoy an excellent and poetic storyteller describing her life and love. Beautifully staged and written.
Don't see it if You don’t like solo shows and are looking for a big epic and lots of action. Not for haters of love stories.
See it if you want to see Ruth Negga's superb interpretation of Lady Macbeth. Good for Macbeth fans who like non-traditional styles,
Don't see it if You are expecting a consistently good play. I don't understand why Sam Gold decided to pare down everything but the gore. Daniel Craig - eh.
See it if you want to see a different interpretation of Richard III's motivation to get power. Danai Gurira is a totally cool and evil villain.
Don't see it if you want consistently great acting. It feels long despite the fact that it is action packed. Watch out for the mosquitoes.
See it if you like B-movies or soap opera ghost stories. Even though it was supposed to be serious, it was unintentionally kitsch. Remake of a classic
Don't see it if you can't take such bad writing that even professional actors can't redeem the repetitious yet confusing story. Not worthy of Classic Stage.
See it if you like Shakespeare and you don't like Shakespeare. This play is full of imagination, humor, hope, tenderness, weirdness and celebration.
Don't see it if you don't like allegorical plays and some silliness. This is not a depressing tragedy full of woe. It won't make you cry (well maybe a bit)
See it if you like pitch-black comedy -- this is the ultimate in gallows humour. The play really sneaks up on you.
Don't see it if can't decipher working-class English accents and get triggered by capital punishment.
See it if you are interested in learning the history of 1 family through their letters. In-depth view of a Polish family during the Holocaust.
Don't see it if you aren't interested in sentimental plays that focus on one family. 2nd half felt long and didn't add much to the 1st half
See it if you are interested in the intricacies of a class action lawsuit against the Chinese government - lawyers, plaintiffs, translators etc.
Don't see it if you want strong character development -- there are a lot of holes in the story which leave you feeling like you are missing the characters.
See it if you like traditional big stage/set musicals with costumes, great choreography, sets, the works! Beanie is a good comedienne w/ a nice voice.
Don't see it if you can't overlook a weak story - it's not exciting. The show was written to feature the voice of Streisand and isn't meant for anyone else.
See it if you really dig feeling passion and beauty through words -- this is a sexy show without sex. Love the script. James McAvoy - umm...whoah!
Don't see it if you want to tune out and be entertained. No ornate set, costumes or razzle dazzle. The set is all about lighting. This is not Moulin Rouge.
See it if you want to see a beautiful play by a playwright that has not received enough attention. Love the acting & direction. Do not miss this gem.
Don't see it if don't want to see a play that was written in the mid-20th century about an inter-racial couple in the South - it's serious, not fun.
See it if you are interested in a play re: Iranian women in the late 1970s-1980's that resonates to what it feels like is happening to US women today.
Don't see it if you don't want to see a play focused on women's friendships or the precariousness of home/safety. The friendships dwindle - sad.
See it if you like idealistic stories, latin music, and a cast who gives it their "all". The formulaic story moves along and entertains.
Don't see it if you don't want to see a story with lots of holes that has a telenovela soap-opera style. It's corny and overly dramatic.
See it if you like insightful, sarcastic, and funny solo stand-up. Yes, it's very Jewish - 3rd wave borscht belt humor.
Don't see it if you don't want to be in a unventilated theater with many maskless spectators who won't stop looking at their phones.
See it if you want to understand how Palestinians cannot escape the negative affect of exile despite disparate choices they make. Fate vs. Choice...
Don't see it if if you can't tolerate a 3 hour+ show - scenes that drag need to be cut down. Sad to watch how Palestinians have been screwed over.