See it if you’d like to feel all the emotions of the original story but through a new lens, want to see video production well integrated
Don't see it if you want traditional storytelling and the songs to be used in the same way as the movie production.
See it if "She Used To Be Mine" is a song you want to see live and in content (I had no idea how it would play into the story), you like pie-orgraphy
Don't see it if marital abuse and affairs is triggering you to, you are expecting something profound or especially moving. It's just fine.
See it if the idea of a tragi-comedy musical MacBeth sounds interesting to you
Don't see it if you are expecting deep insights or especially nuanced characters. This is really not deep but it is a lot of fun
See it if you're not turned off by jukebox musicals and are open to deliberate work to make each song fit a convoluted story, you like Lauren Patten
Don't see it if you don't like uneven shows - Act II is so much stronger than I, too many story lines turns you off
See it if you like deliberateness in staging and acting choices being a part of what is supposed to draw you in, Charlie Cox - he was incredible
Don't see it if quiet, slow-moving storytelling is not your thing, you're going just for Tom Hiddleston
See it if the combination of (mostly white) gay history and current culture is something you are interested to take a deep dive into
Don't see it if you shy away from nudity or the open conversation of sex and sexuality, you’re looking for a well rounded history of gay/trans/bi folks
See it if you want to be challenged about what is theatre, play, relationship, reality, history, narrative... just about everything.
Don't see it if reenactment of enslavement and/or of various types of sexual encounters, both consensual and perhaps otherwise are triggering to you
See it if the interplay of memory and reality and the questions and pain that can raise is intriguing, you want to see believable child actors
Don't see it if Childhood trauma of abuse or abandonment are triggering
See it if The mix of period and modern in staging, language and topics is something you want to work to follow; you like leaving with questions
Don't see it if You want a linear, crisp story; you don’t like camp and excess in storytelling
See it if Seeing a great performance from Tony winner Santino Fontana; you like the movie by worry it won’t translate to modern day (it does)
Don't see it if “cute lyrics” aren’t your thing; you don’t like clever one liners (there’s a lot. I loved them), you want songs that stay with you longer
See it if two master artists putting their craft forward with vulnerability and powerfulness is something you want to engulf you.
Don't see it if you are put off by real representation of the complexities of love, bodies, sex, romance, feelings, language and relationships.
See it if You want to dive into a rabbit hole centering black queerness and more, you want existentialism, you like Urinetown/Rent/Be More Chill
Don't see it if You’re not ready to face actual intersectionality of embodied complexity that is graphic in voice, physicality and staging
See it if you want to support Asian voice and actors - this play brought history and present together in an interesting staging
Don't see it if you want your shows to be cut to right size already - it was interesting and well staged, just a bit too long in some parts
See it if you want to be amazed by how great all the actors are, except K. Russell; A Driver is actually a must see in this which makes it so hard...
Don't see it if ...that Russell is so plastic and unemotional in her performance, I actually felt bad for the other actors who were wonderful
See it if you love the traditional musical and want to see it done fresh and with so much fun and emotion; you believe everyone belongs at the prom!
Don't see it if you don't like fun and feelings of joy, acceptance and love
See it if you want to see if it lives up to the hype (I overall think it does :), you want to see something that feels and looks original and fresh
Don't see it if you are going to be too overly bothered by the fact that the lead actor (R Carney) is not a strong enough signer for this role
See it if you want to be blown away by a set designers perfectly imaginative place for this family breakdown; you want to see destruction in all forms
Don't see it if you can't see real animals in plays if they face hard endings
See it if you want to see Miller in a fine, fluid performance which reaches all ranges of emotions; you can take loud, overwhelming acting and staging
Don't see it if you don't want to see the rise of our 24-hour, Fox News-type reporting and sensationalizing - you can't avoid the demise in this show
See it if you don't mind real-life needs and actions being portrayed in the actions on stage (love and conflict, in and out of the bathroom :)
Don't see it if you can't appreciate found family love and culture, these roomates and lovers enact the ups and downs of actually caring for others
See it if a one-actor play about that one person's personal journies across borders sounds like your thing; you are interested in seeing staging ideas
Don't see it if you want an even-toned, poignant show - this was too long and that made it feel less pertinent overall
See it if you like a 'traditional' play in content, acting, and staging; you want to see Bening and Letts - you won't be disappointed
Don't see it if you feel that Miller might be dated - the lines are (but really the acting makes it not feel dated)
See it if you want an intimate perspective on the human outcomes of political upheaval, you want to see the incredible interplay between two actors
Don't see it if stories of apartheid or oppressions are not for you, as this beautifully explores this and more in a human context
See it if you are a fan of either Hawke and Dano and are willing to see them put into an awkward staging no matter what
Don't see it if you expect the ending to be poignant instead of comical
See it if you want your Atticus to speak with Sorkin dialogue, you can understand we still have much to do in the realm of human rights
Don't see it if you don't want to see adults play the three children, you want your Atticus to be as saintly as he is in the original novel
See it if you like seeing how imaginatively theatre in the round can be produced, you're looking for great family/children interest shows,
Don't see it if you're not into mythical or magical realism, you haven't heard the music already (I had a hard time catching all the lyrics in the moment)
See it if Cutting edge, new female playwriting voices are important to support, seeing how extreme actions come to be is intriguing, intensity is okay
Don't see it if topics of childhood trauma, abortion, death and cults are troublesome to experience with specifics and physicality
See it if you don't know this piece of Brooklyn history, appreciate personal storytelling as a means of examing history and present day
Don't see it if racial/religious hate crimes and acts of violence are triggering to you, you can't get over (the wrong) idea that one actor plays are bland
See it if you have no idea what this is about or what the experience will be and want to be happily surprised and moved
Don't see it if you don't appreciate humanity, complexity, imagination, musicianship and all other things that make this life challenging and rich
See it if you want to see a masterful performance from Kristine Nielsen - she stood out in this cast and carried the show
Don't see it if you're hoping for closure from a story, and that you get distracted by awkward stage design (doors that to where exactly?)
See it if you are a fan of Travis Wall's choreography, powerful singing, or modern/imaginative staging
Don't see it if you're hoping for an insightful and illuminating new take on a race-related story
See it if the cast or the playwright is a draw for you,
Don't see it if overly dramatic acting from the whole cast is okay with you, you're interested in seeing a poorly designed set design in action
See it if Pryce and Atkins are performers you have not yet seen (or want to see again!), circular storytelling that seems to bend time is your thing
Don't see it if you want a linear, question-answering plot, issues of dementia or death/loss are triggering
See it if you want to see MLP perform in anything, meta-ness in storytelling is a plus, authors and the art of writing is your passion
Don't see it if You’re expecting complexities in acting, disjointed set pieces are not for you, play by play narration is better than acting
See it if two one acts of one man monologues which interplay with each other is intriguing to you; you want to be carried on an emotional journey
Don't see it if the pain of losing loved ones is too hard to handle at the moment; the intensity of a deliberately quiet theatre is uncomfortable for you
See it if You’re interested to understand 9/11 through an uplifting perspective; you appreciate creative characterization through accents, costuming
Don't see it if the memory of 9/11 is too serious or personal for you to see the events to be make light of
See it if Cher’s life and music is known or unknown to you - it doesn’t matter, because it’s more about the story telling. And costumes!
Don't see it if the “Christmas Carol” format of Cher of past, way past, and present will buy you - they use this “conversation within self” method a lot.
See it if you like feminist humor; you're curious about the title (they will be sure you know why it's named such); you're open to big acting
Don't see it if you want an even-keeled vibe from beginning to end (starts off very clever and funny, ends strained and drawn out)
See it if you haven't yet see Metcalf and Lithgow - not likely the best roles they have had, but worth seeing them; you like to suppose 'what ifs'
Don't see it if you are not Clinton fans, as you have to be able to find something attractive and engaging about them to stick with it
See it if you know and love the music of the Temptations; you are looking for a jukebox musical that is more inviting to a racially diverse audience
Don't see it if you don't care about the history of the band, or can't find an access point through the signing and dancing
See it if you think the concept can't work - and be completely surprised that it can and does! You appreciate small, powerful staging and signing
Don't see it if creative, original thought is not for you
See it if you need to see for yourself why this is called the 'dark' and 'sexy' version; Ali Stoker really is that good; you think you know Oklahoma
Don't see it if you can't handle sitting in complete darkness for a few minutes; you don't like your classics to be re-told for relevancy today
Also do eat the cornbread and chili - it's delicious!
See it if you'll take your socio-policial thought-provoking shows in the guise of a comedy about office politics
Don't see it if you want something straightforward and basic, you're in for a quirky and fast-paced ride with this one
See it if you're intrigued by the premise, which is interesting
Don't see it if you need your one-actor shows to be well acted, unfortunately, the acting came off as more of a reading than an emotional portrayal
See it if you appreciate the subtexts of how race and class play out in this completely original idea of the focus group upon which we get to spy!
Don't see it if quirky and thought-provoking is not your kind of comedy/drama
See it if really, there is no "if" - everyone should see this and then put what thoughts it brings up into actions toward governmental change
Don't see it if again, this isn't an option. No matter your political standing, there is something to be considered, discussed, and acted upon from this
See it if you've wondered how Lyme disease might every fit within the context of a 'love' story, you want to challenge the patriarchy
Don't see it if you don't feel pain or regret from the current state of politics in the USA
See it if (especially now that teens are playing the lead) see it even if you saw it with Ben Platt because it's so moving with an actual teen Evan
Don't see it if you're thinking it can't live up to the hype, for, at least for me, it didn't (even though it's still very solid!)
See it if you like relevant and modern day themed stories, you like seeing the long arc of an adult character's coming to terms with self
Don't see it if you don't appreciate actors playing multiple roles (although they do it really well)
See it if you like Michael C. Hall, since you're going to get a lot of him - which to me was a nice thing. He was very inviting to the audience.
Don't see it if you aren't a fan of one-actor shows, since this one really is a pure, simple (in refined ways, however) long narrative