See it if You like the idea of a musical Macbeth set in a burger joint in a small town in the 70s. Pretty tunes well sung, clever at times, but silly.
Don't see it if You like your Shakespeare unbastardized. This takes lots of liberties. Many will find it too silly. I generally did.
See it if you want to see two distinguished actors and a good supporting cast tackle a difficult topic. It is never dull and certainly holds attention
Don't see it if you expect linear plot that is clear. Reality & fantasy weave in & out. It is a little difficult. The subject is hard to watch for some.
See it if you like illusionists. This guy is truly amazing. Very talented, personable. A truly memorable night. I highly recommend it.
Don't see it if you don't enjoy magic, illusions, hypnotism, etc. But this guy is a master, so check it out anyway. I don't think you will regret it.
See it if you are interested in the history of alcohol or if you just want a fun evening and a couple of drinks. The cast is talented and charming.
Don't see it if you expect great art or lavish sets & costumes. This is minimilist & often silly. But it is fun. Probably not fun if you don't drink at all.
See it if you have never done so. This was my first time. It is such an institution and probably influenced other performers, so it is worth seeing.
Don't see it if you don't find messy juvenile pranks entertaining or if you don't care for percussion. That's what the show is. They do them well, though!
See it if you are interested in Lyndon Johnson's presidency and the mid to late 1960s, in general. Major figures of the time are well-portrayed.
Don't see it if you aren't interested in this period. The play is dense and ambitious with a lot of characters and scenes. Probably too many. Runs too long.
See it if Honestly, the only reason I can imagine to see this is because it does tell the story of Lamarr's life. And she did have an interesting life
Don't see it if you expect a well-written play & competent acting. Actors were amateurish and didn't know their lines. The play was not performance quality.
See it if you find the world of online dating interesting. There are some surprising stats. Lots of improv, quick character changes. Silly but fun.
Don't see it if you aren't interested in the topic of online dating, if you don't like audience participation & improv, or if you are looking for serious.
See it if you enjoy large spectacles, beautiful sets and costumes and generally strong singing and dancing. It is quite an event and rather fun.
Don't see it if you expect a plot and/or song insertions that make sense. Songs choices are often silly and illogical. Roxanne? Really? I didn't love it.
See it if You like loud, elaborate, flashy shows and can excuse a book that makes little sense. Several songs were well sung. Actors were energetic.
Don't see it if You have sensitive ears; I actually put in earplugs. It is raucous and weird and silly and melodramatic. And loud. Did I mention loud?
See it if you want to see great performances by excellent actors. There are very touching moments and references that really resonate today.
Don't see it if you expect a linear telling of the story. This really jumps around, past and present, and I heard complaints that it was hard to follow.
See it if you want to see two very capable actors command the stage alone for 45 minutes each. There are moving moments and the show kept my attention
Don't see it if you dislike one-person shows or if you are expecting brilliant writing. To be honest, the monologues have mixed together in my mind already.
See it if You love Stoppard and his amazing wordplay. Or if you are interested in suppression of free speech, as we should all be. Worth seeing.
Don't see it if You don't enjoy shows that are rather absurdist, sometimes unclear, sometimes slow. But it is worth the effort it requires, in my opinion.
See it if You want to laugh and smile at total silliness performed by a talented cast. It makes no sense but is fun. I love the acting references.
Don't see it if You don't enjoy camp or are offended by sex, brothels, drugs depicted onstage. Definitely not everyone's cup of tea, but I had a lot of fun.
See it if You like adaptations/updates of classics. This Vanya is touching, thought-provoking, and entertaining. Audience interaction is fun.
Don't see it if You are a purist. This is a loose version of Vanya. Runs a little long, perhaps. But I would give it a try anyway.
See it if you are a big fan of Kate Hamill's work. If you enjoy somewhat feminist versions of classics. But it isn't very effective or entertaining.
Don't see it if you are a purist regarding classics or if you expect lively versions. This is slow going and not as clever as Pride and Prejudice.
See it if you are interested in government and the current political situation, like shows that discuss ideas, and enjoy intelligent shows.
Don't see it if you are a right-winger and don't want to be exposed to the other side of the political spectrum. But you are just the audience who should!
See it if you want to see an energetic cast work well together to portray friendship. There is an authenticity and a fair amount of humor.
Don't see it if you like to be able to understand everything said onstage. I couldn't. Too much talking while laughing and yelling. I missed a lot, I think.
See it if you have to see the latest hot show. This one gets lots of buzz. It is certainly a unique take on this classic.
Don't see it if you want shows to have cohesive concepts that makes sense. This show is a mess. Changes in tone, meaning don't make sense. I hated it.
See it if you want to see brilliant actors in a moving, resonant script about trying to connect with another human. Effective set, directing, script.
Don't see it if you are offended by nudity and sex onstage. The show doesn't hold back. But this story of a date that becomes much more is very well done.
See it if you like to support new work & young playwrights. There are some good elements, but they don't work together. I liked the author's monologue
Don't see it if you expect a play that makes sense; this seems like 3 separate ideas smashed together. The set is sparse and unattractive. Frankly, tedious.
See it if you want to laugh & be charmed by an excellent cast performing a delightful adaptation of Reiner's book. Really is fun, despite small scale!
Don't see it if you don't like musicals or fluffy, nonsensical pieces. It is not deep! And it is a bare-bones production. But it is a delight--see it!
See it if you are very interested in class issues within the African American community. This is an interesting, if unsuccessful glimpse at them.
Don't see it if you dislike awkward, one-person shows. This doesn't really work in terms of concept, writing or staging. It is kind of dull and artificial.
See it if you want to see a beautifully acted version of an important classic. The cast is excellent, as are the set, costumes, and direction. See it!
Don't see it if you don't like classic dramas or longish plays. But it really is nicely done (and I have seen several productions) so it is worth seeing.
See it if You want to see absolutely wonderful writing and acting in the first scene. Brilliant stuff. But goes downhill after.
Don't see it if You are offended by nudity and sex scenes. It is rather graphic. Can't say that I recommend the play overall, but that first scene soars!
See it if You want to see an absolutely delightful production of a classic musical. O'Hara's singing is fantastic. Entire cast excels. Great dancing.
Don't see it if You don't like classic musicals or musicals, in general. But give it a try; it is a delight.
See it if You are interested in the history of theatre and like old-fashioned melodrama. It was long but generally engaging.
Don't see it if An old-fashioned melodrama from the 1800s isn't your cup of tea. It is cliched and kind of silly. Interested me as a historical relic.
See it if you are curious about this historically significant work of art. This is a competent production with a talented cast and great singing.
Don't see it if you don't have patience for a dated show about unions and the mean boss. Deals in cliches. Can be a little tedious. But interesting to me.
See it if you want to see a decent cast doing their best with a very uneven script. applaud the concept and topic, but the show doesn't really work
Don't see it if you expect a script that make sense. A lot of the "jokes" misfire. Seems like it needs a lot more work. Good concept/weak execution.
See it if you want to see a show with a truly funny book, some excellent choreography, and good performances. It is a lot of fun!
Don't see it if you expect it to be just like the film. Some major changes & plot points that don't really make sense. But it is fun light entertainment.
See it if you want to see Glenda Jackson take on and succeed in one of the toughest (male) roles every written. She is worth the price of admission.
Don't see it if you like your Shakespeare logical and straightforward. I liked the set, in general, but the direction seemed to spin out of control. Weird.
See it if you want to see earnest, overall effective performances in a serious play. It is small scale, in a tiny theatre, but generally works.
Don't see it if you don't want to see a show about the Holocaust. Sometimes the script doesn't completely make sense. But the cast does their best.
See it if you want a light, fun experience performed by earnest young people. Especially if you like Bloody Marys, Irish Coffee and Bellini. Good date
Don't see it if you are expecting great art, or if you aren't there to drink. The free drinks (full size with considerable alcohol) are the main draw.
See it if you want to see great acting, set, directing and absorbing script. This is one of the highlights of the season, imho. Clever, fun, and scary
Don't see it if you have no interest in plays based on recent history, or expect somber treatment of serious subjects. This is a whirlwind, but it works.
See it if you want to see 3 masterful actors tackle a wide variety of roles. They are amazing. The staging is unusual and effective overall.
Don't see it if over 3 hrs seems to long for you (it is), if you aren't interested in the topic, if an entire script in the third person bothers you--did me
See it if you want to see some nice performances (cops were weakest) & a mildly entertaining drama. Prison scenes are strong. Nice use of a turntable.
Don't see it if you have high expectations because of Kessler. It is not great writing. Unbelievable characters and plot at times and very uneven quality.
See it if you are a huge Nathan Lane fan & want to see everything he does. Or you are a Taylor Mac fan. Or you are just curious about this weird show.
Don't see it if you get bored by pretentious, talky, gross-out shows that attempt to shock and offend. It is really more tedious than shocking. Dumb.
See it if you want to laugh at clever lines & lyrics, see a bravura performance by Brightman, & good support from Butler, McClure, Kritze. Great sets.
Don't see it if you expect profound or great art. This is inspired silliness. But it is really a lot of fun, so I would recommend it for just about anyone.
See it if You are a masochist. It is that bad. Excruciating. Poorly conceived, written, directed, designed, and performed. A pathetic vanity show.
Don't see it if you want to be entertained. It is hard to explain how totally wrong everything about this show is. Among the worst I have ever seen.
See it if you want to see some great actors at the top of their game. They have great timing and do their best with the material. But it is weak.
Don't see it if you are bothered, as I am, at the mining of the Clintons' marriage for a small dose of comedy wrapped in speculation. It is cringe-worthy.
See it if you would enjoy something very unusual--slow moving, inventive, romantic puppetry with great live music. It is enchanting and quite lovely.
Don't see it if you don't like puppets or can't handle a very slow paced and quiet show. It is rather "feminist" in theme so right-wing folks might object.
See it if a modern staging of a Jacobean tragedy interests you. This one is intelligently and lucidly spoken, so it is fairly understandable.
Don't see it if the idea of VR, drills, machine guns and closed circuit TV in a Jacobean drama bothers you. A lot didn't work and was laugable at times.
See it if you want a truly unique experience, you are interested in research, you are a smart and patient person who doesn't require flashy shows.
Don't see it if you expect a normal theatre piece on a stage at which you are passive. Here you don't speak, but you are part of the show. But try it!
See it if you want to see good performances by the leads. Kate Baldwin sings beautifully, of course. The premise is interesting and clever overall.
Don't see it if you expect the book to make sense. There are some major holes and points that made me scratch my head. I like more logic. But it is fun.
See it if it has closed so you can't, but the ballet was sublime. All the dancing was good, and the show was mildly entertaing.
Don't see it if you expect a book that makes sense and is clever and funny. This one is not. And the "angel" was an amazing dancer but not an actress.
See it if you want a relatively light-hearted entertaining evening. This show is no work of art but it is fun. Good singing, dancing, costumes, sets.
Don't see it if you don't like the "hooker with a heart of gold" cliche. The characters' meeting doesn't really work, nor does the initial relationship.
See it if you like beautifully acted, important, profound historical drama. This story of WWII is important and moving. Beautifully done. I recommend
Don't see it if you can't handle difficult, brutal stories. This one is tough. But it is nicely done. Only the very easily triggered should skip it,
See it if you want to see two outstanding performers grapple with some of the most important issues of our time--racism, sexism, celebrity, MeToo.
Don't see it if you don't care about current issues or are far right in your ideas. This show will annoy you although you are just who should see it.
See it if you like Larroquette, who is a joy onstage. The show is interesting, certainly not boring, but overly ambitious and complex. Worth seeing.
Don't see it if you are impatient with silliness or convoluted plots. Many in my audience were. This is more Blue Leaves than Six Degrees, for sure. But fun
See it if You love the Temptations' music. It is beautifully presented with great singing and dancing. Terrific performers. A typical jukebox musical.
Don't see it if This isn't your kind of music or if you are expecting revelations. From the perspective of the living member, so is his story. Weak opening.