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See it if #Me too Hamlet. A funny introspective take on a classic play as written by a gay black man seeking his place in the world.
Don't see it if Gayness, blackness, family disfunction and a ghost. Everything old is new again.
See it if Sensitive musical about 10 year old's trauma with a dysfunctional family but no real villains. Delightful, if you get past the dirty jokes.
Don't see it if You don't like potty mouth humor, jokes in dubious taste coming from the mouths of children and adults.
See it if Intersting drama of Irish famine refugees emigrating to Australia.Good history, passionate performances by female passengers.
Don't see it if It's history but not didactic. It's often intense with five women living together in a 3 month passage.
See it if Terrific writing and wonderful performances in the revival of this 25 year old classic.
Don't see it if The subject matter of pedophilia no matter how delicately handled is a turn off for many people .
See it if Great songs in the story of the struggle for women's right to vote. Excellent singing and fascinating characters.
Don't see it if The plot is preachy and gets repetitive. The songs while wonderful also start to sound similar.
See it if It's a murder mystery. It's a ghost story with a ghost. There are more plot twists than a corkscrew. It's Chinese. .
Don't see it if If you don't like spirits from the dead haunting the stage and overacting you might want to stay home.
See it if You are interested in Miriam Makeba and the civil rights movement in South Africa and the USA. Lots of music.
Don't see it if The whole show is staged as a concert interrupted by flashbacks. Can be confusing .
See it if You love the show or have never seen the show. It's a fairy tale, a meditation on life, fate and desire with terrific music and a great cast
Don't see it if Can't imagine why someone wouldn't want to give this a shot. No scenery? Tickets to a Mets game? If you care at all about musicals -go!
See it if Stars do Shakespeare just like back in the days of the Globe Theater we are told. New take on 400 year old play.
Don't see it if Non-conventional (no scenery) staging. Cross-gender casting with actors confusingly playing multiple roles in street clothes.
See it if Brilliant reimagining of Rostand in English. McAvoy gives the performance of a lifetime. Everything old seems new again.
Don't see it if No prosthetic noses. No balcony scenes. No real swords .A Roxanne with brains & beauty. Not the Cyrano ala Jose Ferrer.
See it if Thoughtful and challenging, the constantly changing point of view makes for scintillating theater.
Don't see it if There's Feminism, Black studies, Slavery, Political incorrectness and no songs other than "Shortnin' Bread" Oh and a brief bared breast.
See it if Big Broadway show, fresh new talent in role made famous by entertaiment icon, great tap dancing, memorable songs.
Don't see it if No romantic chemistry between leads,, Feldstein doesn't have the range as an actor for the part, Jane Lynch is fun but miscast, plot creaks.
See it if You like family drama, Debra Messing , an emotional journey spanning a woman's lifetime. A comfortable evening in the theater.
Don't see it if Nothing too deep, nothing too novel. A feel good drama .
See it if You want to see every musical ever written by Cy Coleman . You are curious about reimagined musicals, even when they go off the rails
Don't see it if Good songs buried under dubious orchestrations, gender lectures abounding, uneccessary narration, a hot mess.
See it if You like engaging plays that entertain and also make you think about language, culture and identity.
Don't see it if Revolving stages make you dizzy, the shift between English and Farsi which is subtle might confuse you.
See it if It's an intense, immersive, strongly acted two-character short play about the confrontation of two women who may be the same person.
Don't see it if No plot, staged intimately in your face, with conversatonal fragments rather than dialogue.
See it if You're interested in new American operas. You like a great story well told and well sung.
Don't see it if It's sung through, the music is not like a Broadway musical, no catchy tunes.
See it if You are interested how a schizophrenic classic can be interpreted for our times. See a great actor turn Shylock the Jew into Everyman.
Don't see it if Color-blind casting, modern dress, cell phones, a comedy with a less-than happy ending. Not your grandmother's Shakespeare.
See it if You like your humor with an edge, and a side of fries.The drama of a tyrant in a short order kitchen who may be the devil.
Don't see it if It's a comedy about prison, homelessness and poverty. Also dreaming and aspiring.
See it if You want to see a new twist on a classic Sondheim show. Really well presented and interestingly conceived. Loved the staging.
Don't see it if Not much of a plot, no dancing. If you hate New York and introspection stay home, the lyrics may hurt your head.
See it if You like great songs, terrific dancing, star performances, nostalgia for the Golden Age of Musicals and stories of reformed scoundrels.
Don't see it if You hold to the idea all theater must deal with the issues and social politics of our times, no exceptions for tuneful escapism.
See it if Wonderful acting and singing, zany and amusing subplot, flawed but identifiable characters propelled by music and the lust for living.
Don't see it if You get no pleasure from the disfunction of families no matter how entertaining.You don't like tragedy with your comedy.
See it if You like something: Fanciful (quirky premise) Innovative(rhythmic ensemble staging) James Lapine (Sunday in the Park with George)
Don't see it if You like big brassy musicals, with big production numbers or romantic plots. This is small and kind of quiet.
See it if Fascinating but dark theater whose time has definitely come. Wonderful book and cast and music.
Don't see it if If the subject of the musical turns you off I suggest you get over it and get over to CSC before the runs ends. Unsettling but riveting.
See it if A wonderful inventively told, actually sung-through, story of loss and change. 1963 Louisiana. There is a singing dishwasher radio and dryer
Don't see it if Really a pocket opera, no happy ending just life, some pain and aspiration. Oh and a big double entendre on "Change".
See it if It's a drama about how we treat people, and though it has a loose structure, it is also full of mystery and confusion. But very moving.
Don't see it if If you like clear plots and story lines with recognizable characters engaged in rational actions don't go.
See it if You like your Shakespeare short, sweet and contemporary. Uptown African slant on The Bard's famous farce. Broad and full of fun.
Don't see it if You don't like slap-stick, Shakespeare out of period, or you're still worried about Covid.
See it if It's edgy. Well-performed drama. 3 generations of women with depression, manic and otherwise, performed simultaneously.
Don't see it if No exit, no cure, just suicide.If you can't take the message don't see the play.
See it if A new musical with an intricate plot and nuanced emotions. Multi-Generational search for fulfillment and closure.
Don't see it if Unconventional musical. Or perhaps this is the new convention for musicals. Smaller, more personal, more recitative.
See it if You need a break from reality. An evening of campy ridiculousness loviingly performed. With music.
Don't see it if You probably won't be at a the Connelly unless you know what you're in for. So you either think it's funny and charming or you don't.
See it if You like Richard Greenberg and his tales of affluent Upper East Siders.
Don't see it if You don't really care about the characters in this play. The most fun is watching the playwright getting on his hobbyhorse to vent.
See it if You're a Kate Hamill fan. You like bold new takes on familiar vampire stories. You like to be served a dash of #metoo whimsy with your stake
Don't see it if You abhor feminist re-writes. You don't like playwrights medding with your favorite horror novel. Bare bones theater in the round.
See it if You like the tale of Frankenstein and experimental approaches to familiar stories. Gender free casting. Intimate theater in the round.
Don't see it if You like your theater straight-up and easy to follow. You don't want to sit in a theater and watch a monster learn to walk.
See it if You've always wondered about Jerry Herman's non-hit and why it just missed being a success like Dolly or Mame.
Don't see it if You don't care for classic musicals, lush orchestrations, lots of choreography, meandering plots and historical accuracy.
See it if An accessible and sympathetic portrayal of the hardships over 10 years of a family separated by immigration laws.
Don't see it if You are too overwhelmed by the reality of immigrants and their issues to want to see them portrayed in a drama.
See it if Very accessible take on Hamlet emphasizing loss and grief. Ruth Negga is a revelation.
Don't see it if It's an Irish-Ethiopian woman portraying Hamlet and the staging is all doors and plastic sheeting. But it works.
See it if Divas.Divas.Divas. If you like rocking' concert-like shows with flashy costumes and flashing lights this is for you.
Don't see it if No plot to speak of basically a concert framed around a history lesson.
See it if Broadway buffs love Forbidden Broadway. Even when they don''t love it they're glad that it's around.
Don't see it if Small cast in a small theater singing sketches with often hard to understand lyrics about shows you might not have seen.
See it if You are interested in video-infused theater. You'll see any production of West Side Story. "How bad can it be?"
Don't see it if You are a fan of classic Broadway theater. You don't want to see today's "cutting edge" fashion undercut your favorite musical.
See it if You might go to see a wonderful cast or muse on love and marriage and how they produce a dysfunctional family.
Don't see it if You want characters with dimension and realism in how people react in stressful situations.
See it if You want to laugh at a classic farce that though written in 1841 is still hilarious in this well-directed production.
Don't see it if You don't like farce or comedy of manners.
See it if You want to see a great performance by Rose Byrne as a woman scorned.
Don't see it if Bright white backdrop, some video projection. Stark set, a woman unhinged, it will end badly. Not Euripides' Medea, but Simon Stone's.
See it if Alanis Morissette's music is the reason for the show's existence and Elizabeth Stanley and Lauren Patten do it justice.
Don't see it if The rawness and authenticity of the music is at odds with the banality of the over-stuffed and unnuanced libretto.
See it if Laura Linney. A painful recollection of a daughter trying to come to terms with a difficult mother who she loves.
Don't see it if I really think this show would resonate more with women who could identify with Lucy Barton in terms of difficult mothers and childhoods.
See it if You like plays with a lot of plot and backstories dealing with historical, social and personal tragedies.
Don't see it if Its long and the focus shifts a lot: Interment camps, gentrification, schizophrenia,twarted high school romance, mine disasters, etc
See it if You are hungry for an unglitzy,charming musical love story about wanna-be rockers in 1980's Dublin.
Don't see it if You don't like coming of age stories, 80's rock, or bare-bones producutions.
See it if You want a theatrical ghost story that subverts its premise and still gives you chills.
Don't see it if You want closure in your plays. You are more interested in answers than in questions.
See it if Wonderful collage of striving humanity dealing with life told thru conversations in six barbershops in Africa and London.
Don't see it if Sometimes the accents may be hard to understand (but it shouldn't deter you). All- male, constantly changing scenes, vignettes.