See it if Enjoy watching skillful actors play different roles, capably. A morality play in the end, with song, dance and oddly, lots of profanity.
Don't see it if Adult themes/language bother you, don't like small musicals, want flashy. Most seemed to love it, but I found it workmanlike and agreeable.
See it if You want to see a production that tries hard to be quirkily meaningful,or are willing to take your chances from the promising description.
Don't see it if 2 excruciating hours. Was looking forward to this, but it was all bad. Script, direction, acting. Meanders to anticlimax. Incomprehensible.
See it if You want something a little thought-provoking and are interested in exploring societal norms about women, aging, fidelity, youth, beauty.
Don't see it if You get uncomfortable w characters who are flawed & at times, unlikeable. That being said, there's a lot of poignancy here. Not an easy show
See it if You're interested in thinking about lives that might be different than your own. It's a cultural exploration that covers class and race.
Don't see it if You aren't interested in somewhat slow-moving, dialog-heavy play with a predictable plot. Can't sit thru break- less show. Good, not great.
See it if An operetta of womanizing cad interests you & you're ok with a single set/2-hander. The music is good, but the script's weak and wandering.
Don't see it if Not in the mood for a story w little uplift/redemption, get fidgety, can't focus on story that is sung-through, want a traditional musical.
See it if You like actors reading from a script at podium, enjoy listening to radio drama, want to see a little something different, like the idea.
Don't see it if You want really scary stories, or unpredictable tales of the supernatural. The tales themselves, tho well-performed, were dull/led nowhere.
See it if Ballet/opera/circus/jazz/pole-dancing in pasties and g-strings sounds like fun. This show is suggestive and sly, with highly skilled cast.
Don't see it if You are straight-laced and don't want to see partial nudity and gender-fluid spectacle, and if these descriptions make you cringe.
See it if You enjoy Gorey's work and want an engaging look at the man behind the eccentric drawing/writing. This is enjoyable and non-traditional.
Don't see it if You want linear storytelling, don't like stories about eccentric personalities, are offended by gay themes, never seen any of Gorey's work.
See it if You want a lovely 90 minute escape from holiday/winter blues, enjoy music from around the world and are ready to be transported. Loved it.
Don't see it if Don't enjoy S. African culture, playful audience participation, want big production, or don't like world music. Want traditional Amer. Xmas.
See it if You like contemporary staging of WS, want a challenging and intense theater experience, can appreciate stagecraft with minimal sets/props.
Don't see it if You hate WS, don't enjoy plays with topical relevance, don't want to think, want elaborate production, don't like politics or strong POV.
See it if You like standup and find quirky, nerdy personalities appealing. Chris handles his personal demons with charm and grace. It's absorbing.
Don't see it if You would find the subject matter too triggering/depressing. Not for everyone-some walked out. Some parts are uncomfortable or squirmy.
See it if learn some American history, or just want to support All Stars Project. The show had its moments; the director used odd space pretty well.
Don't see it if Not interested in black social themes and events.
See it if You like theater that's different and "out there", like music and dance and acrobatics and circus, and not a faithful myth retell. It's fun.
Don't see it if Don't like genderbending, nudity, lewd(ish) dance/staging, are prudish, or want traditional theater. Watch the videos and know what's up b4.
See it if You want to hear a non-actor read his father's beautiful letters to his mom about his astonishing life experiences and two world wars.
Don't see it if Want polished performance/production, don't want play to be read from a script, don't like war stories, 100 mins, solo show. Still good, tho
See it if You are a fan of Friel (or Chekhov), like imagining the (after)life of fictional characters, enjoy interaction between 2 masterful actors.
Don't see it if Don't like quiet, all-dialogue, little-action work. You have NO knowledge of the plays these characters were in, can't hear implied thoughts
See it if You like MLP- she's in good form here. Are willing to let the writing and actors draw you in; there's virtually no set. You like 2-handers.
Don't see it if You've never liked MLP, want to feel your $$$ ticket should have more visible production, want a linear story, don't like quirky characters.
See it if Like stories about family relationships, have interest in following people over several decades, can laugh at recognizable character flaws.
Don't see it if You have trouble watching alcoholic behavior, drug culture, teenage angst and rebellion. You're expecting a treatise on love, or a romcom.
See it if Interesting retelling of The Little Prince, but possibly too existential for very young and not compelling enough for older kids.
Don't see it if You are expecting Cirque de Soleil-level acrobatics or dance, a fully-realized show, something profound. It's pleasant enough but not great.
See it if You like classic musicals with a good score. The book is dated but decent. Dialects all over the place, but singing generally pleasant.
Don't see it if You saw Tom Bosley on Bdwy & want lead to be more like him. Don't like period pieces or have any interest in NYC history/politics.
See it if You like sketch comedy and topical humor. You have a passing knowledge of current news and pop culture or aren't politically thin-skinned.
Don't see it if You don't want humor that's a little raunchy. If you have to spend a lot of money on these tickets, you'll be disappointed, I think.
See it if You like music history/heritage, gospel. Semi-biopic, fine voices. Trad'l church music v sexier r&b, treatment of black artists pre-MoTown.
Don't see it if Not your kind of music, want action, plot, more production value. Don't know who Rosetta is/not interested in stories about Gospel culture.
See it if You like innovative theater, moments of connection, can laugh and cry over human foibles, love observing people. Stays with you long after.
Don't see it if Don't want to sit on hard chairs for 100 mins/no break, can't appreciate the concept, need action/dialogue, want traditional theater/plot.
See it if You like solo memoirs, are interested in the psyche, want to go on a journey of the mind. Adam's smart and funny, show is touching and good
Don't see it if Uncomfortable with OCD, want intermission, don't like drug talk, need action or production value. He's a standup comic and that factors in.
See it if You like Ackbourn, you love idea of 5-1 acts.Cast is brilliant, the combo of plays interesting & fun, director has just the right touch.
Don't see it if You have trouble understanding British accents, don't like farce, want very serious drama, don't appreciate small bits of staging/acting.
See it if You've never seen the Rockettes, get a kick out of overdone but fun theatrics, you want to blow your kid's mind, you like big dance numbers.
Don't see it if You want good script, reasonable plot, dance numbers that don't veer goofy. It's overwhelming, loud, visually intense, silly. And yet...
See it if Love a theatrical ride. More heady than emotional—writing/direction take you to unexpected places. Go there. Cast is superb/ very talented.
Don't see it if Don't want a semi-immersive experience. It's experimental, a bit avant-garde, and about death, morality. But if you let it, it transports.
See it if Dysfunctional family drama with exploration of Jewish thought and themes post WW2 interests you.
Don't see it if Don't like exploring family relationships/get uncomfortable having your own beliefs challenged. The cast good, the play needs a trim.
See it if You love theater & its stories. Dixon is a perfect voice for a fine memory play/character study; a tour de force performance. Transporting.
Don't see it if Don't like gossipy anecdotes, solo shows, have never heard of George Rose or don't know work from the 70's-80's. References abound.
See it if You're interested in a historical fiction and might find a political WW2 drama with murder and romance subplots intriguing.
Don't see it if Want something really well-acted, a plot that doesn't meander/have holes, aren't interested at all in Chinese culture or characterizations.
See it if You like traditional musicals presented with a little twist, enjoy watching ensembles of talented performers, like Kathleen Marshall's work.
Don't see it if Don't like a cappella, have NO understanding of NY/subways, don't want religious beliefs challenged, even a little, want linear storyline.
See it if You've never seen an Athol Fugard play.-some very beautiful moments here. "Harold" lacked nuance, but the other actors were quite good.
Don't see it if Insensitive/uninterested re apartheid,aren't up for tough drama, don't like plays w 1 set, little action, no break. Need to lean in a bit.
See it if You've never seen the show, Radio City or the Rockettes live before, and just want to be thrilled by a talented cast and lots of spectacle.
Don't see it if Too cool for this type show, aren't impressed with precision dancing, want something serious. This is a VERY New York Xmas experience. Go 1X
See it if A cast of fine actors keep this afloat. It's helpful if you know Long Island and the late '60's, but it's solid, funny, some parts great.
Don't see it if Don't want to work a little hard to have it make sense. You have to be willing to listen and forgive some stereotypes. One false ending.
See it if You like sharp, funny, incisive dialogue that sounds effortless, a world created out of lights, sounds/ astroturf that's wholly real. GREAT.
Don't see it if Don't like overlapping dialogue (that's huge here,) stories about teen girls, anything to do with sports, or want a big production.
See it if You like to have your assumptions challenged, like plays w historical reference, appreciate clever staging/projections, like work by MTC.
Don't see it if You don't like rap, loud music/sounds, don't like work about different cultures or experiences, not interested in a new POV about Vietnam.
See it if You want an utterly escapist night out. Unique and delightful, Gideon is so engaging that you will be swept up by it. Resistance is futile!
Don't see it if Don't like non-trad theater, or are not able to go along for the ride. Gideon's a truly likable soul with a big talent, bigger heart. Loved.
See it if You want to experience a wonderful theatrical hour. You love exquisite dance, music, creativity, gorgeous animation, storytelling. Just go.
Don't see it if You want straightforward narrative, not willing to venture into fantasy, don't like solo pieces, aren't a fan of culturally-infused dance.
See it if You like the work of Behrman and enjoy parlor plays depicting a different time. The depiction of class struggle still resonates today.
Don't see it if It's slow and lacking a lot of drama or action. However, its pace is part of charm and what you might expect from a period, parlor piece.
See it if You want to be enthralled and mesmerized from first moment. Actors play multiple roles with skill and charm. This is very special theater.
Don't see it if You don't like Jane Austen, want traditional/linear, are not open to inventive staging. This is the type of production that changes you.
See it if You like exploring the fragility of relationships, the masks that hide our insecurities, knowing we are more than what is seen. Worthy.
Don't see it if You don't like small, intimate theater, are uninterested in online dating stories, don't want your presumptions challenged.
See it if Interested in topical & thought-provoking issues, you like solo shows where actor plays many characters, you like Sarah Jones. Good show.
Don't see it if Can't sit for 90 mins, don't like 1-actor/many characters. It's about "sex workers",but it's not graphic, so don't be deterred by subject.
See it if You are open to a new theatrical experience, are intrigued by the art of storytelling, like to be challenged a bit. Performance mastery!
Don't see it if You cannot wear headphones, don't like solo shows, want big production, are not prepared for some visceral reactions, want linear story.
See it if You had strong opinions about the Bush presidency but are open to having your ideas challenged. It's a masterful drama that makes you think.
Don't see it if You would be bored watching a "mock" trial, don't want to consider another POV, can't face the horrors of the Iraq war, intense imagery.
See it if Slice of life play with several somewhat lengthy monologues from interesting characters. There's not much action, but it's a sweet dance.
Don't see it if You don't like Horton Foote plays. The actors spoke a little too quietly and all's not attention-grabbing, but it's funny, warm, and worthy.
See it if You'll be transported for a quick 70 mins, you find joy in small things, want touching family/friend dynamics. This is something special.
Don't see it if You want easy solutions, don't want to see an unflinching portrayal of autism, can't give yourself over to the experience, small production.
See it if You like plays about family, memory, the stuff of life that touches and haunts you. I wanted to love this, but it was a bit slow and long.
Don't see it if You don't want to see play about death, don't like staging that breaks 4th wall, can't hear quiet dialogue, want fluff, seated on side.
See it if hmm.You like acrobatics and some big sets. You like "everything tossed in but the kitchen sink" with your musical numbers, some clever bits.
Don't see it if You're expecting usual Cirque du Soleil (it's not) or classic musical (it falls short). You don't fret someone will fall (they almost did.)
See it if You like operettas, large ensembles that are well-cast and directed, tuneful and exuberant theater, simple plot that's touching. I loved it.
Don't see it if You want serious drama, don't like supertitles, are looking for a big plot, don't like old-fashioned, Yiddish Theater, romance, some farce.
See it if You like tuneful, beautifully staged shows, w romance, wit, charm. Topnotch cast shines one by one. Memorable songs, gorgeous, artful, rich.
Don't see it if You want drama, heavy themes, topical issues. You want more contemporary music, razzle-dazzle.But if you love musicals, GO! It's lovely.
See it if You like realism with flashbacks, a decent ensemble cast, are interested in exploring religious issues or the bonds of shared experience.
Don't see it if Devout Christian Scientist, uncomfortable w disabilities. Parts well-written, but direction is slow-going. I expected more. No intermission.