See it if You're a fan of Tesori and/or Hwang. The cultural assimilation of Asians in the U.S. interests you.
Don't see it if You're looking for a big Broadway-style show. You have difficulty accepting when shows mix fact and fiction.
See it if You liked both Jersey Boys and Motown. This is a mashup of those two.
Don't see it if You don’t like the music of the Temptations or you don’t know who they are.
See it if You’re a serious theatergoer. This Stoppard duo is rarely performed and is worth your time.
Don't see it if You’re not in the mood to think about what you’re seeing and interpret it.
See it if You’re tired of being a member of the beaten-down middle class and want someone to sing your praises for a change.
Don't see it if You’re looking for a fully staged show. This one, per the usual Encores approach, is staged very simply.
See it if You don’t want to miss seeing Laurie Metcalf in anything. John Lithgow is also excellent. A nice pairing of talent.
Don't see it if You have had it with politics up to here.
See it if You like to laugh and at the same time look for a deeper meaning.
Don't see it if You hate the fourth wall being broken because this happens...a lot. You find it tiresome for characters to sit around and complain.
See it if You’re a David Byrne fan. But even if you’ve never heard of David Byrne or Talking Heads, there much to enjoy here.
Don't see it if You’re expecting a show with a narrative and dialog.
See it if If you want to see world-class talent singing the heck out of a wonderful score.
Don't see it if You don’t like shows that are sung-through; you’re not prepared to be devastated.
See it if You’re a fan of the playwright and want to see the whole cycle. You’re up on the history of Africa in the 20th century.
Don't see it if You’re easily confused by leaps in time.
See it if You don’t want to miss a rarely performed Shakespeare play. You love politics.
Don't see it if You’re willing to accept other people’s opinion about why Coriolanus is rarely performed.
See it if You're in the mood for a comedy that you don't need to think about too much. In fact, thinking in depth about the plot is NOT recommended!
Don't see it if You don't have a silly sense of humor.
See it if You don't mind being made uncomfortable in the theater. This is not an easy ride.
Don't see it if You dislike audience participation based on your race.
See it if You want to witness a tour de force by one of our generation’s finest actors.
Don't see it if You dislike director Ivo von Hove. I’m not always a fan but I liked his take here.
See it if You're a fan of the book and want to see how it plays as a musical; if you're a fan of LaChanze. She does great work here.
Don't see it if You're not up for an edgy musical showing unpleasant things; if you don't like depictions of violence onstage.
See it if You're a fan of Kate Hamill's adaptations. This one is not my favorite of hers but it's well done.
Don't see it if You're looking for a laugh-out-loud comedy; you dislike costume dramas.
See it if You're open to a show that really has no precedent in form or execution. You enjoy a cappella singing.
Don't see it if You prefer not to "work" at understanding what you're seeing.