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See it if PUPPETS!!! A 25th Century Sci-Fi puppet show. Star Wars, Time Machine, Romeo & Julliet- they are all here. And a narrator dressed as a fox.
Don't see it if PUPPETS!! Dystopian puppet-end-of-the-world drama with puppet sex (french kissing) Puppet violence (lasers) And a narrator dressed as a fox.
See it if A great mix of humor and drama with a cast of flawed characters. The playwright (Giurgis) has an original theatrical voice.
Don't see it if If you don't like nuance in your characters or forgiveness for their sins.
See it if Wonderful acting, wonderful language,important subject told with humor and drama. And a ghost!
Don't see it if Monologues and plot points tend to repeat. There may be a ghost.
See it if Sibling rivalry, social discourse, three card monte, aspirations, disappointments and Abe Lincoln in whiteface.There’s a lot to ponder.
Don't see it if Only two characters, trash talk, scams and schemes and race.
See it if You like clever plots, pop songs hot dancing and fun.
Don't see it if It's a juke box musical. What, you've never heard of Max Martin? Touted as the Shakespeare of pop music.
See it if You want a big musical with lots of dancing great performances and just the wisp of a message.
Don't see it if If you're old school and don't like "classics" tampered with to adapt to present day values.
See it if Interesting monologue, far-fetched but intriguing. A woman searches for a missing friend and finds much more than she bargined for.
Don't see it if It's one actor telling you a story. If you need bells and whistles best go uptown.
See it if You love Audra MacDonald, you like plays dealing with racism overt and covert.
Don't see it if The unrelenting sadness and simmering rage and frustration of the central character is exhausting. And babies die.
See it if The most successful production of the problematic but tuneful musical I have seen. Brilliant music and lyrics. Excellent cast.
Don't see it if You probably can't get a ticket anyway. But if it goes to Broadway you should see it. If you really like dancing, theer's no dancing.
See it if You are a fan of BIG performances and biographical plays. You always wondered why there is no Cross-Manhatttan Expressway.
Don't see it if The subject matter is the building of parks and roads. Not many fully fleshed out characters or motivations among the supporting roles.
See it if A completely gonzo take on Hamlet. Funny, Incisive and completely over the top. If you like wild rides buckle up!
Don't see it if If you like your Bard straight up no chaser stay home. Face plants, rages, cross-dressing, actors in multiple roles, in German.
See it if You like wild and wooly adaptations of novels -with spare production values but great imagination. Stories rife with plot and characters.
Don't see it if Your theater is traditional, you don't want Greek choruses portraying physical landscapes (singing, dancing Yorkshire Moors).
See it if A modest musical with wonderful performances, memorable songs and a moving plot.
Don't see it if Bare bones set design, actors playing their own instruments and themes of friendship and coming to terms with one's sexual identity.
See it if A large family drama over a span of 55 years. It has humor, drama, affairs, intermarriage and abstract mathematics.
Don't see it if Large cast and time changes can cause confusion of who's who. And there are Nazis.
See it if Touching drama of wounded souls trying to connect. Insights into care taking and caretakers. The crippled in mind and in body.
Don't see it if There is nudity and physcial awkwardness. There is a character without limbs portrayed by an actresss without limbs.
See it if Great: Music, Lyrics, Performances. Everything you wish for in a musical.
Don't see it if You don't like clever. You don't like life lessons. You don't like fairy tales even re-imagined. And there is no dancing, except at the ball
See it if It is a great play, re-imagined with a wonderful cast. Still rings true in our time. A dream deferred.
Don't see it if You don't like directors "tinkering" with the classics.
See it if Tries to address serious issues in a innovative way.
Don't see it if Overwrought, checks all the boxes: immigrants, gayness, consumer society, low wages, tv obsession, Walmart, trucks and Barbies. A litany.
See it if Oozes creativity and ambition. Jaquel Spivey rocks as Usher the overweight,,black, gay theater nerd and wanna be playwright.
Don't see it if Not your normal Broadway fare. It's very edgy. Can you sympathize/empathize with someone completely different from yourself.
See it if A great modern take on Hamlet as a truly tormented young man, a bit of a hipster, but it engages on an emotional level.
Don't see it if If you like your Shakespeare brief then 3 hours & 40 minutes may not suit you, though I never looked at my watch.
See it if You like challenging theater with big ideas but not at the expense of riveting personal drama . Very engaging and a lot to chew on.
Don't see it if It's Aeschylus, but with modern dialogue and some characters miinimalized and liberties taken from the original Greek drama.
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.