See it if You're a big fan of David Greenspan or you like the more experimental pieces the Starr usually programs.
Don't see it if You live far from Bushwick. Show length isn't everything, but this is only 45 minutes long and nothing happens. Subway ride there was longer
See it if You like big dramas full of big ideas. You're LGBT. You worry about the future of America.
Don't see it if You can't give yourself fully to a nearly 8-hour play that demands all of your emotional and physical energy.
See it if You want to see the breakthrough production of one of our finest new playwrights. I am still bowled over.
Don't see it if You need naturalism or a linear storyline. You're a prude.
See it if You're an Orange is the New Black fan or you appreciate a crude comedy.
Don't see it if You're easily offended, have difficulty understanding fast hip hop lyrics, or have trouble with loud noises in small spaces.
See it if You like experimental theatre or brass bands.
Don't see it if You need a play where everything is explained to you or you don't do well with noise. Loud instruments in small space.
See it if You like puppets. The puppets are truly incredible, as are the rest of the design elements.
Don't see it if You're expecting a polished professional production. The acting ability of the cast is...varied.
See it if You're a fan of Uma Thurman or you can get a free/cheap ticket.
Don't see it if You like political intrigue dramas. House of Cards or Farragut North this is not. Very light, obvious stuff.
See it if You don't mind wading through twee theatrics for a smart play about social media activism.
Don't see it if You're unfamiliar with or uninterested in millennial culture. This struck me as very niche theatre for people 20-40.
See it if You're a big enough fan of Mark Rylance that you can forgive a play with zero second act.
Don't see it if You're expecting a great play. This is by far the weakest of the Rylance transfers to hit NYC.
See it if You enjoy old-fashioned, Borscht Belt style humor.
Don't see it if You have trouble hearing. The band was mixed WAY too high and the younger male leads all had problems with diction, pitch, and volume.
See it if You get a free ticket and you're a fan of any of the actors or if "pleasant enough" is good enough for you.
Don't see it if You're expecting a funny, full-formed play. There were a couple of genuine laughs but mostly a bunch of very forced mild chuckles.
See it if You're gay, your appreciate top notch comedic timing, or you have any interest in solo performance.
Don't see it if You don't follow pop culture. An enormous number of the jokes are about very specific pop culture people/movies/etc. both past and present.
See it if You're a queer theatre completist or you like very alternative takes on classic plays.
Don't see it if You're expecting concise wit. This is a 75-minute show that runs for 100 minutes.
See it if You really like tennis and/or you're very forgiving.
Don't see it if You like a play that's about something, anything. I couldn't believe this was the 2nd production. It was so aimless.
See it if You want to see a new American musical with an incredible score and fantastic performances.
Don't see it if You expect your musicals to be super happy all of the time.
See it if You want to experience the best dancing on Broadway. It's impossible not to swoon.
Don't see it if You need an original, interesting story to go along with the dancing. The show itself is super generic.
See it if You want to see songs from the 60s that have nothing to do with each other performed with super high production value.
Don't see it if You want any sort of coherent plot, character development, or acting style. It's essentially a cruise ship revue.
See it if You're a fan of unique theatrical experiences and you can get a very cheap ticket.
Don't see it if You're expecting an immersive show similar to Punchdrunk or Third Rail's stuff. Or if the weather's bad that night.
See it if You're tired of gay plays automatically being about white people with the same 2-3 problems.
Don't see it if You're expecting something truly new. Or you get frustrated when a historical play uses modern languages/attitudes.
See it if You're interested in a play that examines the early days of the AIDS crisis from a number of different angles.
Don't see it if You dislike depressing shows. There's some wonderful, unexpected humor, but it's still a 3-hour play about a very serious topic.
See it if You grew up with the music and/or have even a passing interest in Carole King.
Don't see it if You're expecting a nuanced look at King's life. I thought the story overall was very generic.
See it if You wish there were more plays with complex, funny female characters.
Don't see it if You can't handle wild shifts in tone. This felt like the first draft of what will eventually be a great play.
See it if You're interested in cults. I thought it did a really good job of exploring how seemingly rational people could join one.
Don't see it if You dislike intense subject matter, which is amplified by the small space.
See it if You like podcasts. This felt like a live recording of a podcast. There was zero narrative action at all.
Don't see it if You hate experimental theatre or you need to understand everything that happens in a show.
See it if You like plays where something terrible is lurking just underneath the surface and you can tell something bad's going to happen.
Don't see it if You need a play where everything is spelled out for you. This is very opaque.
See it if You want a theatrical endurance test. Literally everyone around me fell asleep. Everyone. And it was not a matinee.
Don't see it if You value your time. I'm sorry, but there's just no positive way I can spin this.
See it if You like Amy Schumer, Keegan-Michael Key, or absurdist comedy in general.
Don't see it if You're hoping for a comic masterpiece. There are plenty of jokes here, but the play holding them together isn't great.
See it if You enjoy unique theatrical experiences. It's unlike anything else: Part play, part art installation, and part living history.
Don't see it if You don't like interactive shows. You don't have to participate in any way, but the setting is very intimate and demands full engagement.
See it if You want a unique, unpredictable story with three strong female lead characters and a big streak of silliness.
Don't see it if You need everything in a show to make complete perfect sense. You find it difficult to get into Victorian language.
See it if You have kids that really want to go.
Don't see it if You're an adult with fond memories of the movie. There's nothing new to see here, and the parts they added aren't great.
See it if You can't wait until Christmas to see the Rockettes do their thing.
Don't see it if You aren't ready for a very new Rockettes. It's weird seeing them outside the holidays. There was voguing. And giant rapping puppets.
See it if You love watching terrific actors dig into one of the greatest American plays.
Don't see it if You dislike a bunch of extra stage tricks that aren't in the original script.