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See it if you want to see a brilliantly refreshing and new point of view on Broadway. Jordan E Cooper has a wonderful career ahead of him!
Don't see it if you are uncomfortable with foul language and confronting racial bias
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See it if you want some pure fun that is really more of a concert than a musical. Great singing and great dancing!
Don't see it if you care much about plot, or want something a bit more traditional
See it if you want to watch some masterful performances and a twist on a classic American play.
Don't see it if you can't sit through 3+ hours of a play. This one does drag at times.
See it if you want to watch a brilliantly staged production of an epic play. The cast is uniformly great and it is sadly quite relevant.
Don't see it if you can't sit through 2+ hours of dialogue, or keep track of a rotating cast of characters
See it if you love Fiddler on the Roof and want to view it in a new (elevated) light. Steven Skybell's performance is astonishingly brilliant.
Don't see it if you have a hard time dealing with subtitles, but I promise it's worth it.
See it if you want to see some lighthearted, fun entertainment anchored by strong performances
Don't see it if you are looking for something profound or earth-shattering
See it if you are a Jefferson Mays fan and want to see a different take on this Christmas classic.
Don't see it if you are looking for lighthearted family fare. This productions takes A Christmas Carol to some dark places (literally and figuratively).
See it if you want to see a pulitzer winning play wonderfully executed by a talented cast
Don't see it if confronting physical disability upsets you. there are some very intense moments.
See it if you want to see new musicals in an intimate space and/or are a fan of the cast members.
Don't see it if you are looking for anything memorable or entertaining.
Also The show in its current state is an uneven slog.
See it if you like black box style staging and/or music with a Celtic twist. I felt fully transported.
Don't see it if you want to see a show with high production values. This is pretty bare bones, but it works.
See it if you want to see a theater A-list cast perform one of the greats. Each actor gives it their all and the end result is a wildly riveting show.
Don't see it if you need to see fully staged productions, but you should still see it.
Also I hope this production was recorded. It is truly must-see.
See it if you want to see a real piece of art on stage. Fantastic direction, acting, and choreography. Kenita R Miller's monologue is devastating.
Don't see it if you are hoping for a traditional Broadway show.
See it if you are looking to have a fun, laugh-filled night at the theater. The show does not veer into preachy territory, which was very refreshing!
Don't see it if you are looking for a particularly interesting story. This is a typical farce (acted well!).
Also Special shout out to the set designer!
See it if you enjoy black comedies. There are some really funny moments throughout the show, and there is one set change that is phenomenal.
Don't see it if you have trouble understanding thick, regional English accents. It took me a while to get the hang of their speech patterns and slang.
See it if you want to witness an acting masterclass delivered by Mary Louise Parker. Her performance is astonishing.
Don't see it if you can't handle intense, uncomfortable themes (incest, pedophilia, etc).
See it if you are a fan of the actors. They're each doing great work and you can't beat the Circle in the Square Theater's intimacy.
Don't see it if you are looking for mindless entertainment (Mamet's dialogue requires your attention) and can't handle foul language.
See it if you want to see a completely new musical, which is so rare these days. Joaquina Kalukango's performance is exceptional.
Don't see it if you can't sit for long periods of time. This is a long one.
See it if you're interested in a well-acted, R-rated play in an intimate Broadway venue.
Don't see it if you cannot handle male nudity on full display or are uncomfortable confronting racism and homophobia
See it if you like early stagings of promising material bolstered by a talent cast in a very intimate setting.
Don't see it if you are looking for profound material, a finished product, or if you do not appreciate raunchy humor.
See it if you love the show, the actors, or are looking for something lighthearted and fun
Don't see it if you are looking for a big budget Broadway spectacle, or prefer more serious shows
See it if you want pure escapist fun and want to leave the theater smiling from ear to ear.
Don't see it if you can't stand old-school musical productions.
See it if you like stand up comedy that elevates the form a bit. alex is hilarious and the show was a pleasant surprise for me!
Don't see it if you aren't interested in NYC Jewish humor. there's a lot of it!
See it if you want to see what the fuss is about. it wants to be profound, so i applaud them for trying.
Don't see it if you want to stay awake during a show. the second act is terminally boring.
See it if you like Uzo Aduba and want to feel like you're in a sitcom audience. why is the cast always yelling their lines??
Don't see it if you want a coherent plot. i thought this was a complete misfire but the audience was eating it up (pun intended).
See it if you want to support new musicals, a Tesori score, and the amazingly talented Victoria Clark.
Don't see it if you can't handle foul language (there's plenty!) or a semi-lighthearted glimpse into a very rare and serious disease.
See it if you want to watch a successfully fresh take on a Sondheim classic. This cast is stellar and the staging is super fun!
Don't see it if you are a purist and can't fathom gender-swapped roles
See it if you are interested in an elevated take on urgent, important real-life issues. Also see it if you like great set, lighting, and sound design!
Don't see it if you are easily disturbed by heavy subject matter, some of which is pretty clearly acted out on stage.
See it if you want to see LaChanze and the rest of the company shine bright in a play from the 50s that is (unfortunately) still incredibly relevant.
Don't see it if confronting racial stereotypes makes you uncomfortable
See it if There is absolutely ZERO reason to see this whatsoever. None. Zilch. Do not do it. I left at intermission, along with half the audience.
Don't see it if you value your time whatsoever. Don't even go if you have a free ticket. It's that bad.
See it if you want to see Deirdre O'Connell deliver a masterful, harrowing performance without uttering a single word.
Don't see it if you cannot handle intense themes such as murder and rape.
See it if you are in the mood for a smaller-scale show with an interesting premise. Emily Davis' performance is excellent.
Don't see it if you are looking for grandeur or spectacle. Not quite sure this needs to be in a Broadway-sized theater.
See it if you want to watch a brilliantly produced play performed by sensational actors. The 3.5 hours FLEW by, and everyone around me raved afterward
Don't see it if you prefer fictional stories, I guess? I really think this is must-see theater.
See it if you'd like to support a smaller production. The acting is inconsistent but generally good, and the staging was clever.
Don't see it if you are looking for a high production value or a lighthearted plot.
See it if you want to see a masterful performance by Sharon D. Clarke bolstered by an extremely talented cast.
Don't see it if you do not like sung-through shows, or shows that tackle sensitive topics.
See it if you want to see something lighthearted and fun with a small but mighty cast. The audience definitely had a good time!
Don't see it if you are looking for a show with substance. Some jokes also fall flat.
See it if you are interested in nontraditional musicals. This is really a play with musical asides. Extremely talented cast and creative direction.
Don't see it if you are looking for something happy, comfortable, or are looking for a traditional musical.
See it if you are a fan of Lili Taylor, or one-person shows. She literally warns the audience that there are no other actors and that it's 90 minutes.
Don't see it if you want something with lots of action or excitement. It's a slow burn, but I was hooked by the end.
See it if you like the movie or want to see a specific actor in the show.
Don't see it if you are looking for a memorable production. I left this show and couldn't hum a single bar of music...it's truly forgettable
See it if you want a true Broadway spectacle. There's a reason this show has been around for so long!
Don't see it if you are looking for something new. Everyone is familiar with the plot at this point.
See it if you want to witness a true Broadway spectacle. Defying Gravity still holds up after 18 years!
Don't see it if you're looking for something deep or challenging
See it if you love David Byrne, and love the idea of seeing a rock concert that belongs in a modern art museum.
Don't see it if you are looking for a traditional show