See it if You have any nostalgia for the time when musical geniuses wrote for the theatre and everyone wanted to hear and sing their songs.
Don't see it if Three-hour show in cramped seating. Miking is rather loud and not needed. Will Chase no Alfred Drake.
See it if What seems to be a straight-forward plot is anything but. Elegant script and outstanding performances make this a show not to be missed.
Don't see it if You’ve never heard of Patricia Highsmith or Tom Ripley. It helps if you have but won’t hurt if you haven’t.
See it if What you hope Off-B’way would always be. Good writing, good directing, and good acting. Three provocative one-acts explore dark places,
Don't see it if Shoulder-to-shoulder seating in an over-warmed theatre. You prefer multiple characters interacting rather than one doing a monologue.
See it if The kid in you or with you would be in awe of a mammoth, ear-splitting Kong and the best-ever special effects. That is one show.
Don't see it if The adult in you or with you would be in a snit over the ‘other’ show. One with the worst-ever score, clunky choreography, one-dimensional
See it if There is so much to like about this play by Tony Award winner Yasmina Reza. A very nice set and lighting design. Four interesting actors.
Don't see it if The problem is the relationships are not believable. The British accents are sometimes garbled. Very sophisticated language.
See it if I never saw this comic actor before and now I think I want to adopt him! This is such an entertaining evening you will actually be a better
Don't see it if You have no interest in the difficulties of relationships or becoming a parent from one straight-man’s point of view.
See it if You saw him on Jon Stewart and thought he was funny. You saw him in Brigadoon and thought he was sweet and vulnerable. Any reason at all!
Don't see it if One-man show. East-Indian dialects.
See it if You want to see the next acting and directing Obie/Drama Desk/Outer Circle Critics award winner. Fun AND moving. Highly imaginative acting.
Don't see it if You don’t like feeling squeezed in your narrow seat.
See it if Great projections. Background on former Nazi Wernher von Braun after WWII. He and other Nazi German scientists were given a
Don't see it if Clunky play. Bad acting. Making any Nazi look charming and sympathetic would be as repugnant to you as it was to me.
See it if A show about a man ready to get married but to whom? Really good work by three actors who are challenged by the narrow space the are in as
Don't see it if Cramming 14 songs into 90 mins. is a bit much. This is clearly a two-act musical which needs much more humor to to make it truly enjoyable.
See it if You are willing to give your full attention to a story of loss and addiction, deafness and broken families. The father, who loses so
Don't see it if Terrible lighting. Confusing story line. Intense 2.5 hours. Too many characters with competing stories.
See it if You are curious, as was I, to see a play by Albert Camus, the French writer and philosopher.
Don't see it if A clue to your enjoyment of the play resides in the information though written in 1938 it was not seen until 1944 perhaps because its main
See it if Lovely lighting and a standout performance by one actress you are sure to remember.
Don't see it if Tennessee Williams had a singular voice and great success mining his own family background and his own psyche for material. That voice got
See it if Gentle Irish- Catholic humor performed by genuinely talented Irish actor, Mikel Murfi. Bringing the sequel to his hit show The Man in The
Don't see it if Rapid-fire monologue in a heavy Irish brougue. Not exactly side-splitting material. Theatre on 11th Ave. Waking Ned Devine funnier.
See it if You have an Irish heritage or background. You are an actor who would like to take a master- class in the use of props. You live downtown.
Don't see it if I don’t think there is any excuse, ever, for an actor who cannot be understood. The dialect may be perfect but if you are not projecting or
See it if You want to get an insight into how easily anyone even a person with a strong intellect can become corrupted by sex, money and power.
Don't see it if Very small theatre. No intermission.
See it if Terrific performances from Dana Delaney and Adina Verson.
Don't see it if Stereotyping straight or lesbian women would bore you. Watching a stand-up comedy act extended into a 90min. play would, too. Becoming over-
See it if You want to see a lively new musical before it gets to a bigger theatre and ticket prices soar. You love highly talented performers who are
Don't see it if Small theatre with narrow padded seats. You can’t go before they close on Sept. 1st.
See it if You’d enjoy the energy and humor of a Fringe-Festival production that has made it to Theatre 59E59. Very well produced. Good directing.
Don't see it if A show tells you what is going to happen then shows you what did happen then tells you what you just saw and heard over and over for 90 min.
See it if You grew up in the 60’s loving all those smart funny ladies on Jack Parr..You grew up any other time! “Lovers and Other Strangers” made you
Don't see it if I can’t think of anything.
See it if Two completely different shows in one. Some very nice acting.
Don't see it if You can’t sit through a deadly dull first hour in order to get to the witty and wicked second hour. Both are dated material. No production
Also values. Low-budget presentation closes out Atlantic Theatre season.
See it if A story about two men and a sexual encounter that went wrong is just the beginning of this terrific play. One act. Great acting.
Don't see it if You want a two-act play. Gay protagonists and some sex play make you uncomfortable. Very small theatre.
See it if You love the story of the monster created by Mary Shelley one summer on a challenge from Lord Byron to her and poet Percy Bysshe Shelley.
Don't see it if you can’t imagine what the show might become with a truly talented cast, a good director, orchestral arrangements, and a lot of work on
See it if You are interested in the life of a medieval female mystic who defends her visions & voices to the exclusion of family and society.
Don't see it if You are expecting a play called a comedy to actually be funny. Only Mel Brooks could make religious mania laughable. Margery Kempe, an
See it if You love the music and today’s pop and gospel sound. You get a good discount. You like loud, fast, constant movement..
Don't see it if If you saw the original which I did and remember. Not a musical. Not a jukebox musical. No book. One song after another sold hard. I’d
See it if Excellent set and costumes.
Don't see it if Uninspired direction by J.Banks makes an amateur play even more so. The story of a strong-willed young woman wanting to expand the limits of
See it if You are interested in the history of legal and illegal abortion in 1800’s New York personified by Madam Restell, immigrant & single mother.
Don't see it if The mixture of styles including musical interludes, Greek chorus and men playing women, actually quite well, is just too much. The story,
See it if Beautiful a capella spiritual singing. Young Black actors who can harmonize and move well. An excellent point made regarding the ‘N’ word.
Don't see it if The stage and back wall are red. The color of passion, blood, anger. All of which are blandly explored in this story which does not qualify
See it if You are keen on spiritual journeys and empathetic emotions.
Don't see it if You think you’d probably do a better ‘reading’ than this guy. Early in the show David Sauvage describes asking his parents if he can come
See it if You enjoy stupid party games, You prefer your Hamlet cut to 60 mins. You hope to be roped into being a supporting actor with a few lines.
Don't see it if It isn’t that a woman can’t play HAMLET... it’s that THIS woman can’t. She who prefers to remain nameless, no programs, no curtain call,
See it if I saw the original production of this play and this revival is much more entertaining. Two performances especially stood out as incredibly
Don't see it if Very small theatre. One of Williams very truthful but more pedestrian plays. Some herbal cigarette smoking involved.
See it if Lighthearted mashup of equal parts Book of Mormon and Ethel Merman’s greatest hits. Some tuneful music. Pretty good singing. Great energy.
Don't see it if Uncomfortable theatre seating and sightlines. Underwhelming lyrics. A little too... ‘sweet.’ Not that funny.
See it if A packed one-hour stage production of Gary Cooper classic High Noon. Great staging, sound, and direction. Good ensemble acting.
Don't see it if A very stylized adaptation opens with strobe lighting and loud gunshots followed by many men with guns. Promise of threat and acute tension
See it if You want to see the finest acting on Broadway. A brilliant Janet McTeer! She portrays the actress Sara Bernhardt and shows us every
Don't see it if The play is more argument than action about how to approach Hamlet. There is a clear feminist message.
See it if You love to talk and tell stories about yourself and your life. You enjoy being interviewed by a funny stranger. You enjoy watching and
Don't see it if You want to see a show not interviews of tourists from the Midwest. You prefer shows that do not start 20 minutes late with no explanation.
See it if You have children. You don’t have children. You love wonderful animated movies. You love hearing catchy new songs. You love to laugh.
Don't see it if You would not enjoy any movie where children will be present. You don’t like silly things. You hate James Corden who will probably win an
See it if You believe that throwing chunks of Romeo and Juliet and Uncle Vanya together sounds like a good idea.
Don't see it if You have any respect at all for Chekhov or Shakespeare. Bedlam has taken its own name too seriously in this ONGEPOTCHKET production.
See it if You respect the talent of John Patrick Shanley. Two good actors. You like your drama intense and emotional.
Don't see it if You will miss the humor and nuances of this play because the director failed to keep the actors from their impulse to take every line to
See it if “A businessman’s special,” is what the trade used to call any show that lifted you off your seat because it was so entertaining it made you
Don't see it if Ok. Get a free headset and you won’t have to strain to hear or understand the accents. Slow first 15 minutes. Silly windup. Silly story.
See it if Don’t let the title scare you! More heart -lift than heart-ache. Teriffic cast of real pros put on one of Shaw’s funniest plays during the
Don't see it if Play runs well over two hours with one ten-minute intermission. British accents.
See it if You love old movies about rural English lads who, with their protective older brothers ,sign up for WWI and are sent to the front to die.
Don't see it if The pace is super fast and the dialect mostly impenetrable. The acting is on a strictly technical level. The story cliched. May bore some.
See it if If you love Film Noir Friday’s on TCM because that is what this play is like. Good guys, bad guys, knife fights, threats, femme fatale.
Don't see it if You would have to strain from the second row to hear one of the story’s most important characters mumble his lines. The reason this play
See it if You have yet to see this Upper Westside gem! And hurry. It closes 8/31. The best Off-Off directing I’ve seen in a long time. The actors sing
Don't see it if There are many stairs and no elevator. The ac is weak. The acting does not live up to the directing. 90min. no intermission.
See it if The songs. The singing. The fun. To see Broadway veterans so at home on a stage you really fall in love with their talent and skill. You
Don't see it if You will miss full production values, a large orchestra, an overture, a big cast with a chorus, great scenery or good choreography.
See it if You like good story-telling. You want serious drama to have humor as well. Debate on human rights vs. Christian ‘salvation’ is of interest.
Don't see it if You might be offended by a story that portrays a man who sincerely believes God wants him to live by rules made up by early Christians
See it if If you have ever wanted a bigger life only to run into a roadblock of sexual obsession. It happens.
Don't see it if You are made mad by a solo actress speaking faster than the mind can comprehend in a low voice. Spotty projection spoils an almost really
See it if If you thought they couldn’t make a musical based on the life of the evil Evita Peron either, give this a try. Serious story. Eager young
Don't see it if You don’t like singers being loudly miked in small venues. Flashing lights bother you. 2hrs, no break. Sad story.
See it if Master class in acting. Full commitment to the role, humor, discovery, risk-taking, physicality, excellent use of vocal power and energy.
Don't see it if If watching Gogol’s madman sustain a manic performance that is highly emotional and never softly-spoken for 90 minutes would wear you out.
See it if You are interested in religious calling and sex. Playwrights and brain tumors, worldly success and a meaningful life. Friendship. Death.
Don't see it if A leading lady who really overacts, banal dialogue, plodding plot development and an unbelievable denouement would disappoint you.
See it if Enormously entertaining family show Magical creations of undersea denizens and Gumby-like creatures that play ball with you...a
Don't see it if You have no sense of humor. You want music and sound effects with your shows. You don’t want to sit in front of, behind or next to a child.