See it if A great cast with a standout performance by Mark Linn-Baker. You ever thought about living with good friends in old age? Laughs! Good set.
Don't see it if Excellent play for 59E59 without being one to remember. Low stakes. Seems written for television. Needing closeups. Six friends engage in
See it if Wonderful set, lights, sound, costumes. Comfortable seating British butler steals the show. Some good laughs.
Don't see it if Drawing Room comedy is not dead. But it hasn’t been resurrected in this production either. Not as funny as it ought to be because too
See it if You want to see Samantha Mathis who has been so good in so many movies with the likes of Johnny Depp and Tom Cruise. You enjoy child actors.
Don't see it if I have no idea what I saw today, or rather what I did not hear. No one’s headset was working, actors were not projecting and I was in
See it if Strongly felt two-man show. Former boxer-turned-actor blows through red-light and kills a man. Goes to Riker’s. White Privilege prevails.
Don't see it if Well-directed show with confident and well-trained but inexperienced actor. His attack on the character does not change during the play.
See it if You can never tell the same important moral stories too often. Gay love outlawed in Uganda. Christian-driven bigotry. Very moving.
Don't see it if Good acting not quite good enough to overcome weak structure of play. African dialects difficult to catch. Scenes do not flow one into
See it if You believe in psychics. You like musical numbers performed by a deliberately flamboyant chorus.
Don't see it if You must sit through thirty minutes of YouTube Freddie Mercury and Queen followed by a singing drag queen and a group playing People Are
See it if You have a warm place in your heart for Terrance McNally and the long-gone days of extraordinary Off-Broadway playwrights and their plays.
Don't see it if An intimate play in a too-large theatre with two miscast actors. Star-quality goes a long way but not the same way it needs to in order to
See it if Intense special effect opens show. Respectful Sam Shepard rendering. One interesting performance. A friend recommends it.
Don't see it if The actor who has the first poetic monologue is so dull you almost miss the the lyricism of the lines. His later full-frontal nudity does
See it if You’d enjoy seeing a fractured version of Uncle Vanya.
Don't see it if Why listen to good actors in a poorly-conceived version of a famous Chekhov play take two hours to get across one important idea? That if
See it if Arthur Miller. If didactic arguments about art and personal freedom, politics, surveillance and suppression are of interest to you.
Don't see it if Making a boring play even more so is the bad directing. Staging actors so they seem get in each other’s way, failing to provide an actual
See it if You loved The Sixth Sense. Good acting. Good lighting. No ear-splitting music prior to curtain. Comfortable seating.
Don't see it if A little long at two hours even with an intermission. Could be tightened up. Loud noises and strobe lighting. Minimal set. Poor staging.
See it if Fear, faith, horror, prayer, goodness, evil and courage in the face of genocide. One-woman show. Based on real-life story and actual events.
Don't see it if The best part of this show for me was the discussion I had with a lovely young woman from Burandi. She had brought her mother who had lost
See it if Outstanding acting. Very good script. Amazing staging. Fascinating story. A must-see for those liking intelligent and intense plays.
Don't see it if You do not want to focus on rapid dialogue and ideas. Plot moves very quickly and the leads are British. Very intense, go-for-broke acting.
See it if John Larroquette’s comic presence and timing. Lovely theatre and sight-lines. Very strong direction. Committed actors.
Don't see it if Disjointed memory play with ideas taken up and discarded then appearing again to no special purpose. Surreal? Not really. Linear? After a
See it if Well-meaning and important story about the destruction of Jewish life and towns in Eastern Europe where the Holocaust was most bloody.
Don't see it if Unfortunately the level of writing, acting and directing is strictly that of Community Theatre.
See it if Excellent acting and directing in this story of a serial killer on the loose, corrupt cops, and justice delayed. Dark humor. Great set.
Don't see it if 90 minutes with no intermission. A little slow at points. A few too many long pauses. Still in previews.
See it if You understand we can’t wish the past away. You accept the collective guilt of slavery and medical experiments on enslaved women.
Don't see it if The screams of women undergoing painful operations without the benefit of anesthesia. You can’t climb one steep flight of stairs. You mind
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 You are excited by committed, risk-taking, physically graceful acting. Very few actors have the amazing physicality of Keith Hamilton Cobb.
Don't see it if If you would be irritated to hear for 90:minutes how unfair life is to actors of color. (Asians have it worse.)
See it if Heroic story of a group of strong-minded German students who just wanted to end WW II for their country.
Don't see it if Small, airless theatre may make you feel claustrophobic as it did for me. Young actors who ‘show’ us how to feel instead of feeling it
See it if Only 90 minutes. One or two laughs. Integrity saves lives and honor. Shades of Harvey Weinstein. Change is slow.
Don't see it if Not Shakespeare’s best work, I last saw this at the Delacorte Theatre with Liev Schreiber. His dour, low-energy performance sent me packing
See it if You want to see an all-female version of the movie, TWELVE ANGRY MEN. You are interested in how justice can work for and against anyone.
Don't see it if This is one of the most amateur productions I have ever seen. There is little-to-no characterization. These young women seem not to have
See it if Heartbreaking story of young African-American man pushed to violence by racism. Very well acted, directed, staged, lighted, and costumed.
Don't see it if You are not open to the attack on racism based on the great novel by Richard Wright. This is a searing production with an exceptional
See it if Rita Rudner is funny. If Saturday Night Live doesn’t get her to do Nancy Pelosi it will be a major shame. Some toe-tapping musical numbers.
Don't see it if Old-fashioned and predictable. Wedding planner with cheating husband goes to Vegas to find herself and instead finds a man in her double-
See it if Some good acting by experienced and well-trained actors. Above average production. Draws you in. Jonathan Bank does not direct.
Don't see it if Newly-married Bairbre returns from a dozen years in London with her naive loser husband Tom to their backward rural Irish village. Tom
See it if Any showcase of songs Julie Andrews made famous suits you.
Don't see it if When any performer takes on a role made famous by someone else a comparison is inevitable. The low-end cabaret-styled show in the small
See it if Nathan Lane uses every color in his paintbox to impressive effect. Tony-level performance.
Don't see it if A famous producer once said no play HAD to be produced. This is the one he meant. Would never have seen the light of day if Nathan Lane was
See it if You remember the Regan/Thatcher years of “trickle down” economic voodoo that made the poor, poorer and the rich, richer. An echo of today’s
Don't see it if British 80’s politics would bore you. Awful lighting. Too-bare stage. Can seem dry to many. A lot of information to take in.
See it if This is a really funny, old-fashioned show. And I am an old-fashioned girl. I think the last great show Stephen Sondheim wrote was A Funny
Don't see it if You can’t forgive anyone thinking they can turn Tootsie into a Broadway musical. You wouldn’t like a song called, You @#$&%* Things Up!
See it if You’d like to introduce young people to a non-traditional Shakespearean production. You already know the story well. Comfortable seating.
Don't see it if The inspirations for this production are female power turning malevolent. Female actors in male roles turning Shakespearean theatre
See it if You enjoy hell-for-leather actors or cooking shows, adultery, gay sons, fears of aging, religion and Scandinavian chef’s knives.
Don't see it if This would-be farce has everything but slamming doors and mistaken identity to contend with. There are at least four different plot lines,
See it if There can only be one reason... You love the Four Seasons!
Don't see it if Disappointing. Performers can sing but not act, or even speak loudly enough to hear very well. One problem is that three of the four leads
See it if Aleksey Burago is my favorite Off-B’way director. Inventive does not begin to define the life he brings to his productions. He refreshes The
Don't see it if Upper Westside Church. Three hours, one intermission. Stairs, no elevator. Some heavy Russian accents.
See it if You would see anything written by Athol Fugard. You appreciate any play putting colorism front and center. We are the Human Race.
Don't see it if In 1974 I saw Sizwe Banzi Is Dead and The Island. It was like being hit by lightning. Indeed, the two actors who were also co-writers with
See it if Unique opportunity to see the celebrated French actress, Isabelle Huppert fill every minute onstage with magic.
Don't see it if Horrible theatre acoustics make actors hard to hear and Huppert impossible to understand. Utterly boring play lacks dramatic structure or
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.