See it if You wanna see great young actors (all women) show that they are absolutely up to the task. Cleverly conceived and beautiful direction.
Don't see it if You don't like or understand Shakespeare.
See it if A strong cast doing a fine production of the play. It's long and not always successful, but valiant, well conceived and nicely performed.
Don't see it if You lack the ability or interest in watching Shakespeare for 3.5 hours. Not for the feint of heart, but there are laughs and beauty a plenty
See it if Jokes should be better. The thought should go deeper. What wants to be a play of ideas gets hampered with poor plotting. Yet I was moved!
Don't see it if Old fashioned gay plays don't appeal to you. The set's awful by the way. The guy's supposed to be a brilliant architect. Hello Pottery Barn!
See it if A beautifully acted play about Alzheimer's appeals to you. Beautiful performances all around in this well written play.
Don't see it if you only get to see one or two things a season. $$$ As fine as this show is, it seems to me to be better suited as an off-Broadway show.
See it if you want to see a brave and intelligent coming to terms with sexual trauma experienced as a boy. It's provocative, funny and deeply honest.
Don't see it if you can't abide solo shows. Although this one may change your mind. Beautifully wrought piece of theater.
See it if you like funny plays that were developed through improvisation. Wonderful acting in this comedy that takes place late 80's gym office.
Don't see it if See it. It's delightful.Great laughs abound in this play, which concerns itself with how we interact with one another. It's Chekovian.
See it if You lived through the height AIDS crisis, or would like see a play that takes place during it.
Don't see it if You're only into literal plays or are annoyed at plays that might seem a bit dated.
See it if you wanna see two broadway legends for the price of one. They are both great. The music is nice enough, although not particularly memorable.
Don't see it if A book that seems a bit mired in historical research and anecdotes that never really takes off bothers you. Lots of funny one-liners however
See it if You want to see some of the most adept comic stage acting ever. Metcalf gives the performance of a lifetime. Howdyshell is divine.
Don't see it if I really can't imagine why you wouldn't go. It's probably better if you know "A Doll's House" pretty well.
See it if You wish to see an intelligent story beautifully told. The direction is the star here. The ending moments are beautiful.
Don't see it if You need a bathroom break. 105 minutes without an intermission. But it mostly flies by, altho it does flag a bit in the middle.
See it if If someone claims there's not much action here, they're mistaken. This is the true action of the theater, where characters fight..(see more)
Don't see it if Beautiful performances all round and provocative argument doesn't appeal to you. But if that's the case WHY would you be reading this?
See it if ..you see lots of plays, or if you've done a few. It's hysterical, and altho a few jokes are groaners, most are very clever. A great night!
Don't see it if ...college boy humor isn't your thing... you are frustrated with silliness. You don't like farce.
See it if a hard story about life in working class America lovingly told by great artists appeals. The writing, acting and direction are perfect.
Don't see it if a Bruce Springsteen world view can't reach you The characters are amazing and each actor makes a great impression in roles of a lifetime.
Also Lynn Nottage has written a masterpiece.
See it if you can get a reasonably priced ticket. It's innovative, but unfortunately at least at the preview I saw, the overall effect wasn't working.
Don't see it if You want a traditional production of the play. Or you have bladder issues. Two hours 10 without an intermission, which actually was ok.
See it if you care for a perfect performance of a musical examining the obsessive nature of artists, and how hard and worthwhile it is to love them.
Don't see it if you are impatient with a quieter thoughtful show, that every now and then flags a tiny bit.
See it if You recognize and appreciate masterful clown work. Brilliant. The last part holds an amazing illusion as well. Wonderful.
Don't see it if You can't sit still on a box for an hour. If you are impatient and closed off to subtle work that is carefully done.
See it if You wanna see another victim play. Although the performances rise above the lame ass writing and you find yourself touched by some moments.
Don't see it if Well, it closed today, so this is moot.
See it if Insipid drivel, dull wandering plot served up in tedious limp language. "You were slumbering, slumbering, slumbering." Weren't we all.
Don't see it if You might be afraid, as I was, that for the first time in your life you might scream out in the middle of the show, "Who cares??!!!" Agony.
See it if Love to laugh and can appreciate two master clowns at the top of their game. The artistry and precision of the work is phenomenal.
Don't see it if You are too broke to afford a ticket. I got one for 25 on TDF.
See it if you love a brilliant performance. From the moment Danny Burstein opens his mouth to speak he enters into our heart and remains all evening.
Don't see it if you insist that the revival of a musical be done as it was done before and you hate genius choreography.
See it if you enjoy museum pieces. Acting is uneven with Ned Noyes a comic stand out. Other performances lack his heart and specificity of character.
Don't see it if the argument of the play is hard to follow I'm afraid.
See it if It's nearly perfect. Or as perfect as it needs to be. The music, staging, performances... all of it. Will be better if you know the myth.
Don't see it if You don't like intense modern musicals. But I loved it so much.
See it if One of the best musicals ever written being performed in a very clever way appeals to you. The acting is fantastically led by Steven Skybell
Don't see it if You can't handle seeing this play done in Yiddish. But it's really fun that way. And there are supertitles so it's easy to follow. Clever.
See it if Seeing a well-made agitprop piece of theater appeals to you. It’s melodramatic and quite didactic. It addresses class struggle blatantly.
Don't see it if It’s specifically tied to Unionbusting. and although engaging and humorous in places, it makes little emotional impact.
See it if There's too much material to cover in Cher's life for a few hours onstage. Events are mentioned quickly and in passing with no p.o.v.
Don't see it if You don't mind minimally clever theater.
See it if At the end, my buddy said to me, "Whoa, that's theater!" I agree. A highly entertaining, ambitious well-told tale acted beautifully.
Don't see it if ..you lack patience to listen to a longer play. You have to participate in this show with give it your attention, but it really pays off.
See it if You don’t wanna miss one of the best direct address shows I’ve ever seen... it’s basically a one person show with other actors. Biographical
Don't see it if Political, insightful and thoughtful pieces with hilarity thruout aren’t your thing. If you are very conservative you might not like it.
See it if Brilliant performances and intriguing discussion interest you. Although the writing is wonderful in places, it's uneven.
Don't see it if You have an aversion to ambitious material that falls a bit short of the mark, and appears at moments dated.
See it if a huge show. the book, music, choreography and performances all come together to create a masterful evening. A seemingly old fashioned-
Don't see it if piece is anything but. There are a few glitches along the way but a truly beautiful evening has been created. Cory Cott is a star.
See it if you want to see a beautifully acted and spectacular realization of a dated play. It's an early O'Neill and a good example of expressionism.
Don't see it if you need more than just a beautiful production (that people will talk about for a long time I bet) for at the end of the day I didn't care.
See it if Great performances and history appeal to you. Unfortunately, there's not enough emotional payoff for me.
Don't see it if Long plays filled with historical drama don't appeal to you. The acting is great, but large on the whole, which I enjoy, but you may not.
See it if you are smart enough to recognize the brilliance in this story that has been perfectly adapted for stage. Gorgeous lyrics, music and humor.
Don't see it if you demand more than fluff and yet lack the capacity to recognize the poignancy and depth within this hilarious plot and production.
See it if Noel Coward wrote the wittiest jokes imaginable. A genius well served here by a economical Kevin Kline, who plays deftly to great effect.
Don't see it if The likes of Kate Burton, Kristine Neilson and Reg Rogers aren't enough to get you downtown. Or uptown. Or across town. I'll leave now.
See it if you enjoy clever theater. There's a puppet show that is amazing. The acting and directing are terrific, and while always funny, it's moving.
Don't see it if you're annoyed by theater that on one level seems obvious. (it's not at all an obvious play- it's allegorical) Or require a traditional show
See it if Accents! Mime! Overmiking! It'story theatre! Without the story! Lyrics: "You're THHHERRRE AND I''M HEERRRE!! or "28 HOURS, MORE THAN A DAY!"
Don't see it if 28 hours -that's how long it felt. It's telling that a singing of a few measures of "My Heart Will Go On" was the most exciting music heard.
See it if you don't mind sitting through one unwarranted woe after the other served up by characters who it's difficult to empathize with. Nonsense.
Don't see it if despite a few wonderful performances, you have trouble watching monologs being performed while holding an urn of dad's ashes.
See it if Carson Elrod is sublime, and unfortunately there is not enough of him here. Kelly Hutchinson is also great. Supporting cast is fine.
Don't see it if but the four leads are generally out of their depth in this very challenging comic material, that sadly, in more capable hands would shine.
Also Set and costumes.... not so much.
See it if The modern day setting makes the fear of witchcraft seem absurd. Leave it in a period where people feared such stuff, and the audience
Don't see it if will identify with the universality of themes. Are they ACTUALLY WITCHES?? Adding special effects misses the entire point of the play.
See it if You enjoy great acting. The play seems over written, but I could have watched it for another hour. Brilliant characters finely wrought.
Don't see it if You are impatient with wandering plots.
See it if You like a devastating and hilarious examination of what it's like to be alive. A brilliant adaptation of THE SEAGULL.
Don't see it if You don't enjoy theater that is provocative and somewhat experimental.
See it if It's a shame. Show starts off well. Amazing language and wonderful performances. But the unmotivated plotting left me cold.
Don't see it if This is some sort of failed attempt at a modernized greek tragedy, but the random tragic events of the second act fail to create catharsis.
See it if If you want to see one of the great American plays done in a unique fashion by wonderful British actors.
Don't see it if You have trouble with non-traditional staging.
See it if You like a good drama. Not perfect, but honest and interesting with some excellent performances. Pretty intense.
Don't see it if You prefer lighter fare with an intermission.
See it if you want the best show I've seen in a long time. Gorgeous writing about everyday human beings lovingly directed and beautifully acted.
Don't see it if stillness in the theatre baffles you. If you can't identify with comic and not so comic struggles of heroic people in minimum wage jobs
See it if you can wait until later in the run. during previews they weren't ready, although the seeds of a good show are there. Still lots of laughs.
Don't see it if you need to go immediately. the great James Earl is 84 and Ms Tyson older still. They are amazing considering their age.