See it if you enjoy a highly kinetic non-stop show with deliciously smart and witty lyrics and (if you don't know hip-hop) want to learn the new music
Don't see it if non-traditional casting offends you, you don't like hip-hop even if you aren't sure what it is and you're mind is closed.
See it if you enjoy ghost stories with a twist, and you like theater that explores the immigrant experience and family dynamics across generations.
Don't see it if you don't like being scared in the theater.
See it if you like a traditional musical with an edgy story; you like LGBTQ history and want a show that really speaks to your experience. I loved it.
Don't see it if LGBTQ subject matter turns you off.
See it if you're willing to sit through a terrible show to see truly talented actors commit themselves all the way despite bad material.
Don't see it if you really want to see a Southern Gothic Thriller Musical. Cause it wasn't southern, gothic, thrilling in any way and the music, well, ouch.
See it if honesty, relationship and creative ambition are important in your life. We talked about it all the way home. Rich, deep female characters +
Don't see it if The choice between creative ambition and middle-class acceptability aren't an issue or are far from you.
See it if you want to see a young star at the start of her B'way career who is going to blow you away. Sarah Charles Lewis is amazing. The show? Meh.
Don't see it if insipid music. Story clichéd, dancers talented but overused. Would have been better off bway, staged intimately rather than w/Bway brass.
See it if you're willing to be challenged by silence, affectless acting and a confusing plot. I saw a preview. Maybe it will be fixed by opening.
Don't see it if you're easily bored. The audience I saw it with was restless & on edge given its slowness. Want to feel invested in a character? Not for you
See it if you like family drama, immigrant stories and a very different up to the minute POV. Rare occasion to see strong African women on stage
Don't see it if you're still traumatized by your own family's secrets
See it if This is a playwright well worth following. This play is Mamet-like in its rapid fire delivery and testosterone; a complex sibling rivalry.
Don't see it if You don't like Mamet. And note if you sit in the first 3 or 4 rows you will get splashed when the actor jumps in the pool.
See it if you live for searing drama. You're so close to the actor she looks you right in the eye at her most vulnerable — and most aggressive
Don't see it if you can't deal with the realities of child prostitution, poverty and mental health.
See it if you like bloody Jacobean plays done right. Think early John Waters, circa 1610.
Don't see it if Shakespeare is too hard for you and laughing at dismembering strikes you as tasteless.
See it if you want a view into a world you'll never get to see otherwise and you aren't experiencing compassion overload. And if you love Lupita!
Don't see it if the problems of women caught up in a civil war isn't your idea of a theatrical experience.
See it if you like science fiction that looks at how technology affects human relationships and ethics in the most intimate ways.
Don't see it if you can't imagine a future like this.
See it if you love graphic novels, you like dark humor and you're not homophobic.
Don't see it if you think complex depictions of family dynamics and sexuality don't belong on stage.
See it if you enjoy being challenged. Because under all the off-color humor is a deep meditation on our experience of powerlessness.
Don't see it if you don't like low humor, faux Shakespearean language and don't want to be forced to think.
See it if You're ready to be entertainingly challenged by questions about race, sexuality, psychology, academia and how we internalize all the above
Don't see it if on stage simulation of kinky sexual play disturbs you or if you are easily offended by stories that challenge your thinking about race/sex.
See it if This play is about a kind of gay relationship that' s almost never shown on stage, and never positively: intergenerational. Smart & moving.
Don't see it if you're put off by intergenerational relationships, open relationships or frank discussions of how gay men manage intimacy.
See it if like John Leguizamo or are interested in neglected US history, like 1-man shows, parenting, and education.
Don't see it if you don't like John Leguizamo or have no interest in parenting, education or neglected US history.
See it if reincarnation interests you. The talkback was more compelling than the show: the playwright intro'd the real-life medium whose story it is
Don't see it if reincarnation and spirituality doesn't interest you
See it if you love the work of Edward Gorey you will love this show. It plumbs the hidden depths of a private man who was private even with himself.
Don't see it if you don't like non-linear work. Or if you're impatient with long one-act plays.
See it if you're interested in the dramatic potential of gender identity and biology. This was a deeply human exploration of how we know who we are.
Don't see it if The subject is guaranteed to make some men squirm since it can be threatening. But it's also reaffirming. If you have hard views its not 4 u
See it if the issues in the LGBT community, from marriage equality to trans rights are important to you. & if you have a deep love of American plays
Don't see it if If the splits in the LGBT community are of no interest to you, and if you never liked Our Town, this would not be your show.
See it if you're closeted/ "straight-acting" and want to see a kind of made-for-tv movies style play. Or if you like cute guys in their undies.
Don't see it if you're looking for an in depth dramatic exploration of closeted "straight" guys living on the down low.
See it if you're a fan of Taylor Mac. Or if you're willing to have your preconceived ideas of family drama punctured in the most amazing way.
Don't see it if you're transphobic, misogynist or in any way looking for a safe experience that doesn't challenge you in any way.