See it if You're ready for a very modern and political take on a classic, with non-traditional staging. Very in your face, but not in a bad way.
Don't see it if You're wedded to traditional interpretations. The score is, of course, glorious, but the visuals are challenging.
See it if you want to see how relevant the Salem witch trials are today. The actors were great, interesting style, and no amplification.
Don't see it if Some seats are very close to the action if that makes you uncomfortable
See it if you're a fan of Will Eno. The dialogue was witty and the exploration of identity was done with a new twist. Some touching moments
Don't see it if It plays as a series of vignettes. I was underwhelmed, but the NYT review praised many aspects that I completely missed.
See it if You want to be pulled in and swallowed up. The production is riveting, with great acting, an intimate and focused set, and gorgeous language
Don't see it if You're emotionally squeamish. There are more than a few moments that require fortitude from the audience. But well worth it.
See it if like me, you've been under a rock for five years. I can't believe I waited so long to see this. Very enjoyable and appealing show
Don't see it if The book is thin - obviously, it's not about the book - but the music is wonderful and the characters well played.
See it if Great singing - solo and ensemble, and the orchestrations are complex and interesting. Well staged. Joshua Henry is powerful
Don't see it if It stopped short on the narrative side. The plotlines were sketched out but not really developed. Musically satisfying but not too deep.
See it if You like an adult comedy, funny and slightly disturbing at the same time. It's very well written and the characters well drawn.
Don't see it if There's language, nudity, and creepiness. If that bothers you, this isn't the show for you.
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 you like magic/illusions with some explanation
Don't see it if it's not a traditional theater entertainment, so you can get the gist of the performer's skills by watching him in other media
See it if Everything about this show was great. It's not a conventional play but a stylized concert. The music and musicians were amazing.
Don't see it if You expect a typical Broadway musical
See it if Great acting sustained throughout a dense script. Interesting framing device of telling the story through a novel in progress.
Don't see it if You prefer to follow one clear story arc.
See it if Well... Marisa Tomei is beautiful and does a good job with a hard role. Imagine her character from My Cousin Vinny as really depressed
Don't see it if So many elements don't hang together - the Italian Greek chorus, the flamingos, the humor played as slapstick.
See it if fun take on the Scottish play. Good and varied score. The second act is very good, bringing the dark comedy to the forefront
Don't see it if It's a little long for what it is.
See it if You’re attuned yo Irish sensibilities and ways of storytelling. The swings from arch humor to desperate sadness cone often.
Don't see it if It unfolds slowly and is claustrophobic by design. If you like action this isn’t for you.
See it if You’re troubled by changes in the city that make it less human & less humane. As a play it has some flaws but as a theater piece it’s great
Don't see it if You have mobility challenges and might be uncomfortable. There’s a lot of standing and walking about and the seats are punishing.
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.