See it if You want to see some amazing tangos and Charleston dances. You'd enjoy a beautifully staged, rarely seen Tony winner.
Don't see it if You prefer your musicals to have more individualized characters. You don't like overlapping dialogue/songs.
See it if You like to contemplate the nature of theatre, character development, and where writers "get their ideas." You want to laugh and be moved.
Don't see it if You prefer linear plays and dislike anyone breaking the fourth wall or giving a long monologue.
See it if You want a rich play that challenges many people's previously held opinions and offers no easy answers.
Don't see it if You don't want to think about race and white privilege. You want a play with characters that are clearly right and wrong.
See it if You appreciate great singing and love Jule Styne/Comden and Green. You are interested in lesser known musicals.
Don't see it if You want a piece about black history to be more on target and penetrating, with an ending that doesn't just fade away.
See it if You enjoy irreverent, raunchy, but not mean-spirited humor and great singing and dancing.
Don't see it if You are offended by irreverence and satire, particularly about religion. You want a nuanced view of the world.
See it if You're a Mark Rylance fan. You're interested in Baroque music and a little known piece of history.
Don't see it if You want a play with passion and surprise and a deep portrayal of the healing power of music.
See it if You like lightweight political plays and Trump jokes. You want to see Uma Thurman's Broadway debut and a fine performance by Blair Brown.
Don't see it if You think that late night talk shows do a better job with Trump jokes. You want a play with meaningful high stakes.
See it if You appreciate brilliant acting and an entertaining picaresque tale.
Don't see it if You don't like one man shows or plays in which sex is a main ingredient. You want something a bit deeper.
See it if You want to see a different take on a wonderful play. You love Ellen Burstyn.
Don't see it if You want to see and feel real chemistry between the lovers in the show. You dislike cuts to Shakespeare.
See it if You want a good laugh and appreciate terrific actors with excellent timing.
Don't see it if You want to see something with depth that doesn't rely on laughs both classy and cheap.
See it if You like a psychologically sound play about sibling rivalry that is still relevant.
Don't see it if You dislike a lot of exposition and buttoned-up characters. You don't give a fig about golf.
See it if You enjoy intelligent dialogue about marriage, feminism and love. You are an Ibsen fan and would enjoy a "spin-off" with great acting.
Don't see it if You don't like a dialogue-driven show with little action. You dislike modernization of a classic (even though it's a spin-off).
See it if You enjoy a well-staged show with a good book and terrific leading actors with a decent, witty score.
Don't see it if You can only envision Bill Murray in the lead and you want truly memorable songs.
See it if You want to see Patti LuPone and Christine Ebersole together on stage. You're interested in successful business women.
Don't see it if You want an in-depth look at Rubenstein and Arden. You want to hear a great score.
See it if You enjoy eclectic music, good lyrics, a quirky story--and you live or have lived in NYC.
Don't see it if You expect a real plot and a musical with a full cast of performers.
See it if You are a Sarah Ruhl fan and you like explorations of sex, marriage, being a carnivore, academia, etc.
Don't see it if You want a focused play on any one (or a few) of those topics.
See it if You want to see great acting. You like dramas about family dynamics, failure, sibling rivalry.
Don't see it if You dislike talky dramas about family dynamics, failure, sibling rivalry. You expect the playwright to understand how money/investments wor
See it if You like vignettes featuring interesting people you probably don't know and might not think you want to.
Don't see it if You require plot with a strong arc and you dislike swearing and the demimonde.
See it if You want to laugh and you appreciate the great amount of talent and technique it takes to write a play in rhyming couplets.
Don't see it if You don't enjoy farce or rhyming couplets.
See it if You're interested in the art of writing. If you have a fondness for Long Island and enjoy seeing entertaining characters from that milieu.
Don't see it if You want a cohesive play that cuts deeper. You're tired of depressed female characters who are not really that interesting.
See it if You've never seen My Fair Lady, a great musical. You love Norbert Leo Butz, as I do.
Don't see it if You are troubled by sound issues. You want to hear brilliant vocals, especially by Eliza Doolittle.
See it if You like fresh, ambitious plays skillfully written in the style of an 18th century novel.
Don't see it if You prefer short plays that require less attention. You don't like picaresque works.
See it if You want a play that is, in fact, relevant and features fine acting and topics worthy of discussion.
Don't see it if You don't want your own biases challenged. You want all of the characters' behavior to be thoroughly plausible.
See it if You enjoy well-made lost gems that are relevant today. You love great acting.
Don't see it if You prefer a lot of action rather than dialogue. You don't want to deal with dialect.
See it if You are excited about great staging, a talented all-female ensemble, and young adult stories.
Don't see it if You want to see a strong play that is moving without being contrived.
See it if You want a fresh take on a classic. You admire Kate Hamill's adaptations. You like talented actors playing multiple roles.
Don't see it if You are wedded to a conventional version of a classic. You prefer the serious to the screwball.
See it if You are interested in the history of Shakespeare in the Park, even though you know the outcome. You love Richard Nelson's work.
Don't see it if You want to see topnotch Nelson. You know the outcome of the history of Shakespeare in the Park.
See it if You are interested in and knowledgeable about the world of finance.
Don't see it if You feel you need a primer to understand finance and you prefer to see multi-dimensional characters.
See it if You are interested in Deevy's work and the Mint Theatre's mission. You want to see some good performances by actors playing multiple roles.
Don't see it if You want satisfying, complete plays, all of which work.
See it if You like musicals with great dancing and singing and a relatively ambitious book that mostly avoids the saccharine.
Don't see it if You dislike musicals and prefer to hear actual standards instead of new tunes that are reminiscent of them.
See it if You want to see this good cast. You're interested in plays about addiction.
Don't see it if You want to see a play that isn't contrived and is determined to interconnect every character and event.
See it if You love Sondheim and his most unusual show. You want to learn more about Japanese history.
Don't see it if You don't like a minimalist approach to this show. You get annoyed by song and text cuts.
See it if You love Christian Borle (as I do). You want to see what's been done to this well-known work.
Don't see it if You dislike stereotyped characters and a set too small for such a big theatre. You want a fast-paced show.
See it if You're a fan of Annie Baker's work. You're a writer (or not) who's interested in the stories we tell ourselves and how we tell them.
Don't see it if You dislike the mixture of the real and the mythic. You want a fast-moving work.
See it if You want to see a great performance by Harvey Fierstein. You are unfamiliar with gay history. You want a hopeful ending
Don't see it if You want more depth of character and exploration of a May-December relationship. You do not like long monologues.
See it if You think John Leguizamo is brilliant and you want an antidote to the U.S. educational system.
Don't see it if You think everything is fine as is with the U.S. educational system and you don't understand "what the fuss is about."
See it if You love country music and are interested in the history of musical theatre (and Tony winners).
Don't see it if You can't see the point in adding music to Huck Finn. You think the book is a masterpiece and this musical is not.
See it if You appreciate a great ensemble and the work of a one of America's most talented playwrights.
Don't see it if You expect this to be as great as JOE TURNER'S COME AND GONE or some of Wilson's other works.
See it if You want to see a refreshing take on this show with great performances by Sutton Foster and Shuler Hensley.
Don't see it if You want a big, boffo production with an upbeat ending.
See it if You want to explore relevant issues of racism, education, and the prison system performed by a brilliant actor.
Don't see it if You don't want to think about these issues.