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See it if the combination of religion, race, homophobia, sexism, culture, family, ambition told in vivid, gripping way with excellent acting moves you
Don't see it if you want light entertainment, elaborate staging, happy endings
See it if the role of the press in our society is of interest, it you have interest in what makes Murdoch tick, enjoy politics
Don't see it if can't overcome antipathy to Murdoch long enough to take a drama that humanizes him while exploring the start of his empire & political power
See it if Great chemistry between the two actors. Great dialogue with believable pathos about the difficult beginnings of relationships. Both superb.
Don't see it if you want to hear Audra McDonald sing; can't take nudity on stage; hate plays that don't have fast moving plots and are about relationships
See it if you like broadly drawn characters, provocative and honest discussion of race in US heavily laden with satire, enjoy audience participation
Don't see it if you prefer more straightforward theater focusing on race, see White Noise.
See it if you liked Friends and Moonlight, want great cast, somewhat dark romantic comedies about disfunctional relationships, sometimes iffy plot
Don't see it if you don't like romantic comedies, are annoyed by hapless characters, and want a tight plot with a well drawn conclusion.
See it if If you're a fan of Fiddler and can handle side-titles which divert attention to the wonderful cast, it's great to experience it in Yiddish
Don't see it if you don't like musicals, are visually impaired and can't read translations on the side of the stage, are annoyed not to focus on the cast
See it if if you love old musicals despite dated theme, want charmingly light entertainment, or just want a fun night out
Don't see it if if seeing chauvinistic themes/lyrics overpowers lovely singing and dancing or if you want serious plots/themes
See it if If the holocaust told in brutal frankness including the moral dilemmas of Jews caught in it is of interest...with lessons for today.
Don't see it if if you want light entertainment or are planning dinner afterward. It's brutality is gut-wrenching.
See it if If you're a fan of old musicals, accept the Encore style of production (great orchestra, low production values, short run, shorter rehearsal
Don't see it if if you are expecting My Fair Lady or super relevant political commentary, don't like slapstick, want elaborate production.
See it if Family drama and dynamics makes for good theater and you don't need to have characters with who you identify
Don't see it if you need fast paced plot and want to root for the characters
See it if Wonderfully written/acted, broad humor and chronicle of black actors demeaning and determined struggle in Hollywood
Don't see it if a savage portrayal of racism, sexism in early Hollywood that still rings true isn't your cup of tea.
See it if if you care about the country's immigration policies,the challenges of dual identities, family dynamics, want great script
Don't see it if if want resolved plots, don't care about the lives of refugees, don't like family drama, or want a light drama.
See it if Family drama's appealing, you can stomach spousal abuse, are intrigued by talented siblings acting together.
Don't see it if An hour of emotional brutality before the woman reaches a breaking point is too much to endure
See it if you want to relive the 60's from current political perspective, enjoy youthful passion, still want to change the world
Don't see it if you appreciate moral ambiguity, have little patience for political dogma and dialectic debate, find young passion indulgent
See it if see Glen CLose's searing wife up close, Joan of Arc from the mother's view and as a family drama, with modern & traditional dialogue
Don't see it if you want a traditional Joan of Arc experience
See it if great cast, absorbing family drama anchored in a passionate political struggle and excellently developed plot
Don't see it if you can't decipher Irish brogue, you've no interest in family drama or the period of "the troubles", can't sit more than 90 minutes
See it if Exceptionally funny and at the same time thought provoking with standout acting by all three actors.
Don't see it if you need a plot to be resolved, don't like humor, aren't interested in the challenges facing publishing
See it if If you love great acting, stories based on powerful, demanding women, are interested in theatrical history and appreciate wonderful staging
Don't see it if you dislike Shakespeare, , don't care about great historical figures of the theater, are threatened/bored/repelled by powerful women
See it if If you love Dada art or pseudo-intellectual, self indulgent characters you just might like this production.
Don't see it if you're expecting the same charming production Bedlam did of Sense and Sensibility. This is light years from that engaging show.
See it if Tour de force acting by a single actor embodying more than a dozen characters in a searing drama about the brutality of war an
Don't see it if the gutwrenching brutality of war and its impact on idividuals is of little interest don't see this show.
See it if if great acting, intense story, relevance to domestic and international fear of "others" and strong stomach for violence are for you
Don't see it if you can't stomach shocking violence, find you have too much hate in the news and don't want to see in the theater, want light romcom
See it if if you like funny family comedies with great acting and unresolved battle between love of beauty and spiritual love.
Don't see it if if you want a plot that has resolved moral, find family dramas/comedies boring.
See it if You like Busby Berkeley-type shows with a very talented cast, wonderful hoofing, a silly, fun plot. Also great orchestration.
Don't see it if You need a serious plot and big production value for your musicals.
See it if You want excellent acting, twisting plot, humor and pathos in discussion of impact of race on relationships and society
Don't see it if You want elaborate production and are uncomfortable with frank discussion of race
See it if Encore outdid itself. Great cast & directing, wonderful music, great updating, moving message on the value of all jobs & people who do them
Don't see it if If you want full blown staging, believe that only elite jobs/education and the people who hold them have value, want one linear plot
See it if if you want a adequate but not great remake of the movie and can take a fairly inane use of Romeo and Juliet, with good but not great show
Don't see it if you really liked the film and done want to be disappointed by the remake into a musical. New story line is disappointing.
See it if the Rwandan genocide is of concern, you enjoy one person shows depicting the impact of a tragedy on a particular person, like hopeful ending
Don't see it if staging with too many overly lengthy transitions to designate time elapse, and underwritten story of a horrific period are dissuade you
See it if Great cast, especially Kelly O'Hara, wonderful Cole Porter music, if you love first rate musicals, First act dips by, second is slower
Don't see it if you hate musicals, don't like some slapstick, are a stickler for Shakespeare with no variations
See it if our continuing struggle with race, racism, and the impact on relationships and society broadly with wrenching dialogue are of interest
Don't see it if you want light subjects, need entertainment, and can't sit through 3 hours of intense drama.
See it if Musings on the short comings in our constitution/political process are relevant, the excellent 70% is not too diluted by weaker last third
Don't see it if you hate politics, feel the Founding Fathers were infallible, want the arc of a clear linear plot.
See it if if you love Shakespeare and want to see masterful acting given a current relevance with a wonderfully diverse cast.
Don't see it if if you're not capable of sitting for 2 hrs without break (first half), are either bored by Shakespeare or have to have it done traditionally
See it if intense monologues by excellent actors dealing with difficult issues (death/life/family)..some difficult transitions in time in The Life
Don't see it if You need multiple actors and linear plots with full staging or want light, humorous plots
See it if If you like Mr Smith Goes to Washington and The Candidate, hate current politics, want well done story of the 40's with relevance today
Don't see it if if politics bores you, if you need elaborate staging, won't travel to the lower East Side, offended that servant roles are so servile.
See it if if you like Waiting for Godot, want excellent acting, and care about the impact of apartheid on non-white South Africans
Don't see it if if slow-paced but intense drama is not for you; if you need linear plots and happy endings.
See it if if you love Sondheim music, love musicals, want something that isn't a deep plot
Don't see it if if Sondheim music doesn't leave you humming the music, want something deeper than a story of what becomes of friends from struggling days
See it if if the state of race relations anfd the justice system in America are of interest,excellent acting, thoughtful dialogue, intense drama
Don't see it if if you don't think there are racial problems in this country or are looking for light drama with happy endings
See it if you like family drama, the challenges of work/life balance, have high tolerance for obsessive, self-absorbed characters.
Don't see it if Rather stereotyped, stylized and self-absorbed characters are annoying to you.
See it if If you're a fan of the book or movie you won't be disappointed; as relevant today as when written, could use fewer stage changes. great cast
Don't see it if If you still feel the wrong side won the civil war, find there are two sides to white nationalism, think no one can replace Gregory Peck
See it if you're part of the "whatever" generation, like stream-of-consciousness poetry/humor, think plot is not necessary, enjoy musings on not much
Don't see it if if need a plot, need to identify with a character, think pointless musings is not great theater.
See it if a docudrama of the life of an important change agent. An engaging, moving theatrical experience, driving theme with no plot. Great acting.
Don't see it if if a moving insight into the life of a pathbraking feminist is of no interest, if you need strong plot, don't want to be challenged to act
See it if if you identify with someone losing memory, if you love great acting, can see the humor and tragedy in family dementia and caretaking
Don't see it if if fear of aging is too frightening to witness on stage, or too distant to be moved by
See it if not as current as Sweat on the imbalance of power in society, if moral dilemmas and economic inequality resonate with you, go see it
Don't see it if if union drama and a woman's struggle to define herself in a stultifying marriage aren't for you, don't go see it
See it if excellent adaptation of Bob Dylan music, with an excellent ensemble cast, making Dylan's poetry more accessible & a compelling story
Don't see it if Dylan's music is not your thing, if the 50's in too dated as a context, or you expect a more fulsome plot about race/Klan activities in OK.
See it if Tour de force acting by a single actor inhabiting the essence of more than a dozen characters in extremely well written, moving drama
Don't see it if If the brutality of war and it's consequences on individuals is of no interest don't spend a searing 80 min with this show
See it if you love early blues and want to experience a great blues icon...with bits of his history.
Don't see it if you are expecting a biography of Jefferson or don't care for early blues music
See it if you don't need much plot and enjoy the reunion of interesting characters and excellent acting. A good take on a NY neighborhood.
Don't see it if If you need strong plot and characters fully resolved to enjoy a play and/or don't want to delve into the life of a NY neighborhood.
See it if You enjoy fast-paced, dizzying dialogue remeniscent G&S patter songs , amazing cast, and excellent staging
Don't see it if You have difficulty hearing fast-paced dialogue with frequently obscure references, don’t care about intellectual duals, or need linear plot
See it if Amazing characterization of a magnificent elephant without costuming. Thoughtful plot development and staging.
Don't see it if Illegal ivory trade and plundering of elephants aren’t of interest.
See it if The challenges of communication, acceptance of differently abled individuals, and/or politics within the deaf world are of interest to you
Don't see it if none of above is of interest and/or you’re not prepared to intuit significant dialogue in ASL (should have also close captioned that too)