See it if You like to play Name That Tune. With dozens of pop song samples you can amuse yourself picking out recognizable lyrics and melodies.
Don't see it if You loved the movie. This lacks the passion and romance of the small screen.
See it if Absorbing play dealing with incarceration, rehabilitation, loss and hope. Post-show audience discussion brought it home in a very real way
Don't see it if This should be seen. It's not a perfect play but an important one.
See it if Ensemble actors directed like instruments in the orchestra. It's funny, smart and subtle.
Don't see it if You like dramatic tension resolved with a confrontation or catharsis
See it if discussion of ideas holds your interest. I drifted away a few times, although did like the take on the Constitution's personal impact.
Don't see it if You're looking for Broadway style entertainment. This is like watching The West Wing, but not as good.
See it if for the amazing Bryan Cranston, and another great redo by Ivo van Hove The tech is fabulous, and the staging creates anxiety, in a good way
Don't see it if You get sensory overload. There is a lot happening at all times.
See it if You’re human. This heartbreaking story of aging and what is lost with time is sensitively portrayed. Elaine May is beyond moving.
Don't see it if Your emotions are close to your skin. It’s hard to watch a person fade before your eyes.
See it if Wow. Brilliant writing in the hands of large extraordinary cast in which everyone had something significant to do (even the baby).
Don't see it if You can’t get your ears around a brogue.
See it if Very intimate theater experience. Acting was superb. Interesting themes of grand and personal exploration in both pieces tied together well
Don't see it if It’s a long night and requires sustained focus.
See it if To be up close to a talented multi-instrumentalist in a one woman show with some catchy tunes and a complicated mother-daughter relationship
Don't see it if You want a narrative.
See it if For a creative reimagining of a classic. Spare set & staging laid bare an emotional intensity. Musical arrangements and performances are A+
Don't see it if You are wedded to classical musicals presented only in traditional ways.
See it if Big talent on a small stage Absurd in a good way-story line about the extinction of redheads and what to do about it. Kevin Zak gets an A+.
Don't see it if Plot is secondary to the clever songs and energetic performances. Some pop culture references went over my head.
See it if It’s always good to see work by new playwrights, especially women. As promised, it makes the audience a little uncomfortable. Good set.
Don't see it if It goes both too far and not far enough. The humor is intentionally sophomoric but that turns the characters into charicatures
See it if Small scale production done really well. Staging and choreography fit well in intimate space and performances are great. Steven Bogardus!!
Don't see it if You need a story that has weight to it. This is fluff but in the best possible way.
See it if Talented actors tackle everything from humor to bitterness. There are many laughs, anger and sadness, and a resilient final tone.
Don't see it if You don’t like gay-themed stories.
See it if You love great language. Stoppard at his best - fast, clever and full of references that go by quickly. Great set.
Don't see it if This seems to be a love it or hate it show. If the negative reviews speak to you, don't go
See it if Themes of communication across difference, and bridging communication gaps that are relevant in our society today
Don't see it if There is a lot going on. The acting is technically masterful, but can be a little hard to follow who's saying what to whom at any moment.
See it if A well constructed play with characters speaking great natural language. The actors are all marvelous. Story lines are topical and realistic
Don't see it if you need a happy ending.
See it if Especially for Mark Rylance, but also the entire cast. Every part is well acted and the song is captivating. Beautiful set gorgeously lit.
Don't see it if The play has some issues especially in act two where some of the choices make no sense. I didn’t at all like the audience involvement.
See it if You want to be both bored and intrigued over 90 minutes. The big themes were better done than the too many small ones.
Don't see it if You need likable characters. While the acting was good there was only one (or maybe two) sympathetic characters in the whole bunch.
See it if you have a fondness for teenage girls as they figure themselves out Great direction especially in the 1st part when the ensemble work is A+
Don't see it if you like props and sets to play a big role.
See it if you have a melancholy soul. The concluding scene is so very Irish. The words go right to your heart (as if I should comment on James Joyce
Don't see it if you aren't willing to stand for a long time, and get uncomfortable in a non-traditional theater setting
See it if it's a classic play and searing family drama. Acting is wonderful, especially Tracy Letts.
Don't see it if There's lots of exposition, with the anticipated explosion in the last ten minutes. If it weren't for the fine acting it would be slow.
See it if Two great performances....but to what end? The premise was interesting but far too buried in incomprehensible narrative.
Don't see it if I can't recommend this one to anyone but an opera fan who wants to see Renee Fleming in an unusual role in a small space.
See it if for a well executed new version of a classic musical. Good dancing. O'Hara and Chase are wonderful together. Her voice is wonder
Don't see it if there's not much to it. While I was mostly entertained, I was ready for it to be over.
See it if terrific acting in difficult roles & difficult for the audience as well. Uncomfortable and very moving depiction of how far we haven't come
Don't see it if Expressive language bothers you, or if you don't like biting satire.
See it if A family story of grief, loss and how to move forward interests you. It was the story of my life so I felt personally connected.
Don't see it if The show is both too long and too short. It needs to be expanded in some ways and trimmed in others.
See it if you are a fan of Sorkin's writing and are interested in what he did with this familiar classic.
Don't see it if Your fondness for the original is absolute. I enjoyed this, especially for Jeff Daniels and Celia Keenan-Bolger, but see below.
See it if to support the work of women playwrights and directors. Rebeck and Campbell-Holt are important voices/visions. Also for the Daly siblings
Don't see it if Exposition was way too long. The ending was not unexpected, but after the big reveal there was no memorable resolution. A miss for me.
See it if One woman’s depiction of how girls grow up and it’s not pretty. Anger and rage, painful empathy and moments of dread for the audience.
Don't see it if You don’t like loud music, nudity, frank sexuality and/or salty language. That sounds negative but in fact I wasn’t bothered by any of it.
See it if For a seminar on the language of Beckett, an explanation of the clown silhouette, hats, and an absolutely charming Bill Irwin.
Don't see it if It requires some brain exercise to be fully appreciated. If you want passive entertainment this isn’t it.
See it if Well-written play with fully realized characters. Dramatic tension, with occasional humor to lighten the intense mood. Acting is stellar.
Don't see it if Family dysfunction troubles you.
See it if For Janet McTeer. She is a commanding presence and mesmerizing. Sets are opulent and the language sparkles.
Don't see it if The play didn’t wasn’t completely coherent for me. The ending seemed to come from left field.
See it if Delightful musical with great choreography, appealing and talented cast, and clever lyrics. Well-staged and directed for a small space.
Don't see it if You’re a curmudgeon. It’s light entertainment with an upbeat and affirming message.
See it if you want a true treat for the eyes. This is a glorious production - sets, costumes and lighting work beautifully.
Don't see it if You need a treat for the ears as well. I thought the singing was fine, but not sparkling
See it if You grew up on the classic scores. Every role is played well, and the singing is marvelous.
Don't see it if Not sure why one would not see this, even if only for the theater history.
See it if You were a history student in college. Mimimal staging is good (very un Chavkin) and the casting is superb. First act held together better
Don't see it if It's hard to make all the parallels the playwright intended. Left the theater unsure of what to take away
See it if You have Irish sensibility. One was whimsical, one political and one tragic. Captures it all. Great acting in a small space. Very intimate
Don't see it if You’re not good with a brogue
See it if The richness of language, inventive staging, brave & brilliant performances, love in all forms, the brutality of illness, and grace & hope
Don't see it if You can’t spend eight hours in the theater.
See it if You like memory plays. Funny opening leads to slow reveal of dark family secrets. Very well acted. Ending was affecting. Well constructed
Don't see it if Language is a little raw if that bothers you.
See it if You grew up watching SBSP or are the parent of a kid who did. Very clever human adaptation of cartoon characters. Insider references. Set A+
Don't see it if You are unfamiliar with Sponge Bob. Not enough there to grab onto unless you understand the backstory.
See it if You had a very good sleep the night before. Interesting prologue set the stage well but it was all downhill when the acted “story” appeared.
Don't see it if You have to buy a ticket. It’s always good to see a wonderful performer, and I do love John Lithgow, but this was bad.
See it if You like physical comedy. Very well done and amusing but a bit long for what it is. Actors did a great job and their timing was first rate
Don't see it if You’re expectating more than an entertaining evening.