See it if you want to be left wondering how they pulled it off! Lots of interesting tricks and psychology references. Some participants seemed stunned
Don't see it if you're expecting a traditional performance - this one is heavy up on audience participation. some parts were slow as it unfolded
See it if you appreciate the book or film - or even if you're not familiar with this multi-faceted story; great depth that kept me fully engaged
Don't see it if you want one dimensional storytelling or a fluffy time
See it if A well-acted, exuberant character portrayal that feels large. Funny and relevant look at people and historical events. Interesting set.
Don't see it if You dislike solo performances/need dialogue. You're not at all interested in personal stories related to politics.
See it if Joshua Henry is a delight! This role shows off his range and brilliance in expressing emotion. Thought provoking about how a life can unfold
Don't see it if You want more than simple staging.
See it if you're taking kids who really want to go
Don't see it if you're seeking a true Broadway quality production in terms of vocals, polish in choreo and staging. These all fall short.
See it if You're interested in the subject matter and one highly personal account of this difficult experience
Don't see it if You don't like largely solo performances with a single actor playing different roles to narrate and act through both parts of a dialogue
See it if You liked In Transit, you appreciate a campy good time with some solid vocals and a few moments of great choreo, playful, pretty polished
Don't see it if You can't suspend disbelief or want a highly nuanced show grounded in reality
See it if You're expecting improv with all its laughter, actors laughing at themselves also and a fun time; you can embrace the weird
Don't see it if You prefer a highly polished production or something larger scale with definitive staging elements
See it if a lighthearted and funny look at climate concerns; the backdrop of filming a movie is creative and engaging
Don't see it if you're wanting a serious-minded show or if you're bothered by over-the-top/campy humor
See it if you want to revisit some familiar topics about complex family relationships and secrets
Don't see it if you're bothered by a show that can feel mechanical/predictable; there is nothing "wrong" with this show - it just doesn't shine in any way
See it if You want to engage in a sweet story between two people in love and how they managed through the difficulties of being apart in WWII
Don't see it if You want high production value or staging - this is 2 people sitting, reading from a music stand with some photos projected behind them
See it if talented cast leads us on an unexpected discovery of two people, how they view themselves and each other; everyday moments
Don't see it if you really need something to "happen" - this is a slow unfolding of people and their relationship; full nudity and sex
See it if Great use of props, staging, musical and rhythmic variety add interest into symbolic storytelling. Engaging creatively
Don't see it if An easy-to-understand plot is essential to your enjoyment of a show - this is complex and heavily symbolic but it moves along rapidly
See it if Standout acting performances, riveting drama, meaningful storytelling
Don't see it if Some parts are on the slow side; if the theatre set up would be too distracting for you (having audience on both sides of the stage)
See it if you're up for a long play with multiple important characters. Overall, it's quite serious but there is playfulness throughout for balance
Don't see it if you want something light or super easy to follow with little depth; if you can't sit through the 2nd/3rd acts which combine to be ~2 hours
See it if I thought this was laugh out loud funny! The various types of people portrayed along with group and work dynamics were spot on. Insightful.
Don't see it if A straight focus group does not interest you. This is the literal set up through conclusion of one as it might really have gone.
See it if support a small theatre group; all seating is good to allow intimate feeling and to experience the acting up close
Don't see it if you dislike small casts, long monologues of imaginations
See it if breaks the 4th wall in an easygoing way, my friend loved the humor - I thought it was funny also, exploration of human need - sad with hope
Don't see it if you dislike plays with small vignettes that contribute to an overall point, but not necessarily traditional plot development
See it if Fun music, impressive dancing and choreo delight. Smooth transitions from scene to scene. Lively entertainment.
Don't see it if It covers a lot of material across a vast array of characters so much is only touched on briefly. Limited depth of character development
See it if Exploration of the consequences of our choices and the disappointment of many hopes. Some beautiful moments. I enjoyed seeing the set.
Don't see it if You're seeking something uplifting. My friend felt sad after seeing this.
See it if An honest look at the complexity of various relationships beyond just the cake baking decision. Strong performances. Poignant and fun too!
Don't see it if You want a show that is purely light entertainment, although this has its levity also.
See it if You're already confident that you will enjoy this particular material that has been selectively updated to include modern props/elements
Don't see it if You mind working to follow plotting, you don't enjoy heightened language, you need staging to enhance a show, you dislike gore
See it if you're looking for an easy good time. The humor is fun and accessible; some familiar tropes are brought out that are amusing. Deep moments.
Don't see it if you need a memorable score, perfected vocal performances
Also Actors are also on-stage musicians
See it if Over-the-top fun, humor and antics; energetic dancing captivates; Styles is a standout - I left excited to see what she does next!
Don't see it if You want a purely serious production; I thought a few from the ensemble still needed to relax into their roles which should come with time
See it if You're intrigued by how they can produce King Kong as an animated being on stage; the scale is often impressive and some choreo delights
Don't see it if You need powerhouse vocals or if you're opposed to heavy reliance on projections. The story and characters are often lackluster.
See it if A cohesive cast works together seamlessly in a beautifully polished production. Lovely music and movement. Each moment is used well.
Don't see it if You're looking for a purely upbeat show.
See it if a powerful human story that is engaging through the end; strong tight harmonies; rhythmic choreo
Don't see it if you want to avoid seeing nudity and hearing sexual references; you are in the mood for something light
See it if Over-the-top humor and a show you can float through are your thing. I enjoyed escaping in this production and laughing at absurdity.
Don't see it if You're expecting perfect polish or high production value. Uneven performances.
See it if 90 minute show that starts slow and then feels like it flies by; interesting dilemma about our responsibility; charming
Don't see it if you want a lot of razzle dazzle or a high energy show - this one relies more heavily on dialogue; you want directly modern subject matter
See it if We enjoyed the questions it raised about the level of specificity needed to be true. Interesting to see perspective of loose view on facts.
Don't see it if You're not interested in serious subject matter. You prefer a play with high energy and momentum throughout.
See it if You can appreciate a true to life portrayal of life with a loved family member who has dementia. This play really rung true.
Don't see it if You want something light or don't want to think through aging and our dependence on one another.
See it if You can be captivated by a relationship between two people and how it might develop and grow; much unfolds and mood shifts
Don't see it if You don't want to think too deeply or consider important issues about how we can support one another through trials
See it if Lovely music and moods tell an important story. Rich harmonies and familiar songs, sometimes in different languages, show connectivity
Don't see it if You don't want to engage emotionally with a story that is heart warming but also painful.
See it if you want to enjoy a goodhearted, fun time of escape. A delightful show performed by an energetic cast. Fun to see them all play many roles
Don't see it if you want a perfectly polished or larger scale production. You prefer more sophisticated humor or surprising plot twists.
See it if My friend and I loved the music and appreciated the important story that was told. Talented cast! I enjoyed the lighting design and staging.
Don't see it if You need full staging to show you things rather than using your imagination.
Also Any seat in this theater would provide a good view.
See it if You want a series of (mostly) creative vignettes with no apparent deeper meaning; kids in the audience laughed hysterically; it was fun.
Don't see it if You're expecting to be blown away with things you've never seen before. You need more than visuals to engage you in a show.
See it if You want to think through how even some variation in beliefs can pull us apart if we're not careful. You like intense dialogue between 2 ppl
Don't see it if You want something light and just for easy entertainment. You prefer tidy endings.
See it if You want a thought piece that explores relationship dynamics and individual's firmly held beliefs - and how those intersect.
Don't see it if You want something happy, uplifting or with a tidy ending. This is intense.
See it if You're cool with a peppering of stories and ideas that never fully come together. Some parts are creative and cool. Talk back after was best
Don't see it if You need a strongly cohesive, intelligent story. This one feels all over the place - struggling to find its identity.
See it if You want to be entertained. I enjoyed getting lost in the show and laughed very hard a couple of times and many other laughs too!
Don't see it if You're expecting more than a one-person stand-up comedy routine with not much staging
See it if Laura Benanti shines as Eliza and delivers the vocals and emotion! The longer run time passed quickly. Beautiful costumes.
Don't see it if You are looking for a big musical with splashy choreo
See it if You're into plays and want to see everything on B'way. There are some funny moments and some twists - overall enjoyable not a must see
Don't see it if You're looking for fast-paced action or a serious play.
See it if Great seeing Fiddler in Yiddish! It added a nice element to the production. The music connects and the dancing is delightful. Heartwarming.
Don't see it if You dislike reading super titles (although I thought it moved slowly enough to not lose sight of the action).
Also Comfortable venue, front row is a bit too close.
See it if You're open to being moved by engaging dialogue, challenging assumptions in an emotionally intense show. It's highly relevant.
Don't see it if You dislike shows with small casts or where the action is heavily dependent on dialogue (not lots to see visually, no set changes).
See it if Pleasing vocals in an engaging environment, great view of 7-piece band, emotional highs and lows in the story, we left talking about it
Don't see it if You're not open to non-traditional thought and creativity in executing this production. Scenes in the dark, violence, interpretive dance
See it if It's one of those shows that builds slowly and my enjoyment is reflecting back on how things unfolded. Poses questions re: human condition.
Don't see it if If you like your shows big, bold and splashy. Some of the show is telling vs. showing.
See it if you like the movie/aren't looking for a new take; enjoyable talent; some marvelous singing; this is entertaining (not a must see)
Don't see it if you prefer to leave the theatre humming the tunes or to be wowed by choreo - not much memorable here
See it if the singing is really masterful; so much to see and take in with this production; camaraderie with fellow attendees due to set up
Don't see it if you're sensitive to loud noises, looking for something light, dislike even the illusion of violence, don't want to twist to see action
See it if your interest is in hearing familiar songs, strung together against a backdrop of historical events and people, strong focus on women, funny
Don't see it if you want a definitive plot line or character development; you'd be frustrated that most seats are on the same level-diminishing sight lines