See it if You love the songs and the dancing, and don’t mind a modern update of the show. I found this to be more authentic than previous versions.
Don't see it if You are a purist. You will hate this version.
See it if You like musical revues. If you like the music of Maury Yeston. If you want to see 5 wonderfully talented young people singing and dancing
Don't see it if You don’t like musicals or musical revues. You want to see a production on a large stage.
See it if You like urban characters and humor. This play humanizes the dispossessed amongst us.
Don't see it if You are easily offended by cursing and by down and out characters. You are not an empathetic person.
See it if You like new musicals. You like politically relevant theater.
Don't see it if You only like traditional musicals by Rogers and Hammerstein, Sondheim, etc and don’t appreciate parodies.
See it if You would like to see a Meatloaf concert with great staging. The book doesn’t matter too much to you.
Don't see it if You want a real story. It was kind of silly. This did not interfere with my enjoyment at all.
See it if You can get cheap seats. You are a big fan of touring Bourbon Street in NOLA.
Don't see it if You don’t like a monotonous score. You expect a modicum of chemistry between two leads who are supposed to be star-crosses lovers.
See it if You’d like to see a great play by Jesse Eisenberg.
Don't see it if You don’t like Susan Sarandon and you like neat endings. Although it had more of an ending than most the last two seasons in theater.
See it if You love Sam Shepard’s plays. You don’t mind a confusing ending.
Don't see it if You object to animals being used as props ( and upstaging the actors). You don’t like to see dysfunctional families.
See it if You like goofy plays. You like John Larroquette. You know what a Nantucket Sleigh Ride is.
Don't see it if You expect a typical John Guare play.
See it if You like edgy dramas set in what looks like a David Hockney landscape. Warning-the first row gets wet.
Don't see it if Nudism offends you or you are homophobic.
See it if You want to see a married couple ( I assume) talking about the husband abusing the wife as they flee (white people ?) in South Africa.
Don't see it if You want any suspense.
Also This was so disappointing compared to other Signature productions.
See it if You like Lynn Nottage’s work. You want to explore issues of race that span 70 years. It is hilarious.
Don't see it if You’re not interested in seeing racial inequality.
See it if You haven’t had your fill of addiction plays.
Don't see it if You want to see something interesting and unpredictable. If you liked “People, Places, and Things”, you won’t like this.
See it if You love Bryan Cranston. He is brilliant in this, and is the reason I saw it.
Don't see it if You are bored by a slow pace. You don’t want to see a sex scene on stage. You really don’t care how TV networks work.
See it if You want to see masterful acting. This play was close to perfect. The only play I rated higher was “The Curious Incident of the Dog ...”
Don't see it if You are expecting a staged version of the movie.
See it if If you like medical shows and musicals, you’ll love this. Also if you like to support young talent.
Don't see it if You don’t like to hear women singing who clearly need voice lessons. I got bad chills up my spine whenever Tiff and Christina sang.
See it if You liked Cyprus Road. You would like a good play and can forgive a lot of stereotyping and derivative references from other works.
Don't see it if You can’t sit through a 3+ hour show. You don’t want to see a play about the Irish written by an Englishman.
See it if You liked Wakey Wakey. If you can appreciate that the non-linearity of the play is the way our minds work. You like Michael C. Hall.
Don't see it if You don’t like stream of consciousness plays. It’s very existential.
See it if You have any interest in gay male culture from the 80’s to the present, related in a very creative way.
Don't see it if You are homophobic or are not interested in the history of HIV/AIDS.
See it if You loved “Waiting for Godot” and would like to see it with gay black actors.
Don't see it if You don’t like stereotypical characters. Several of them reminded me of Maya Rudolph in SNL.
See it if You like Brian Cox’s acting and are interested in American history from 1965-68. Without some knowledge of the era, you may get confused.
Don't see it if You don’t want to sit for nearly 3 hours. If you didn’t like Oslo.
See it if You like musicals, because this was right up there with some of the Broadway musicals. If you like stories with strong WOC as leads.
Don't see it if Racism and child abuse are central themes of the story and it is very uncomfortable to watch people being abused. If you are too sensitive,
See it if You love the Temptations and other bands of the era. I was in my high school glory bc the bands in high school moved/sang like these guys.
Don't see it if You don’t like music or dancing, or the history of American music.
See it if You want to see a sort of rom-com with 2 great actors.
Don't see it if You object to partial nudity and strong language. This is for adults only. If you want a big show-there are only 2 actors on the stage.
See it if You like bawdy plays- the first act reminded me of Blazing Saddles.
Don't see it if You don’t remember your college Greek history. Besides Socrates and Plato, there are numerous characters with long Greek names.
See it if If you have to see everything Nathan Lane is in. If you like sophomoric humor. If you are a 12 year old boy.
Don't see it if You find jokes about penises, feces, farts, etc funny. If you don’t have a strong stomach forget it. I’m a doctor and I found it gross.
See it if You want to have a fun evening. I had no idea that this play was about, but I learned a lot about Van Halen, and laughed a lot.
Don't see it if You don’t like gender bending roles. The male roles are played by women and Valerie Bertinelli is played by a man.
See it if You have been on the roller coaster of whether to have a child or not.
Don't see it if You don’t understand why people would want or not want children. People I know who have seen it and are childless have not enjoyed it.
Also It was a little bit long.
See it if You like musicals with great singing and even better dancing. Even if you weren’t a product of the 90’s.
Don't see it if You don’t like fluffy musicals or shows about teens.
See it if You love the music of Rodgers and Hammerstein. You love musicals. This one of the beat!
Don't see it if You want a traditional Broadway staging of the show. It’s small scale.
See it if You have an interest in how evangelical Christians think. Especially important in this day and age.
Don't see it if You have no interest in plays with heavy religious overtones. You don't tolerate yelling.