See it if you are interested in the back story to the headlines in the 60's about the civil rights movement, Viet Nam, why Johnson didn't run again
Don't see it if you're not endlessly curious about the above. There are way too many unnecessary scenes, especially in the second act. Even I could have
See it if You love the musical and the songs and appreciate the fantastic staging that only the Vivian Beaumont can present.
Don't see it if See it even if, like me, you weren't a fan of the movie. Hearing the songs performed in this staging was an entirely different experience.
See it if You're a fan of either actor and you can get good seats.You can overlook the fact that any sane woman would not stick around.
Don't see it if You don't believe a woman would fall for a man who refuses to leave her apartment because he "knows" they should fall in love.
See it if for anyone with some familiarity with the language and the show itself, this is an experience of a lifetime, even if you don't love Fiddler
Don't see it if I can't speak for anyone who isn't familiar with the show or doesn't have some Yiddish background but others have said they still loved it.
See it if You want to be entertained by great singing and dancing and you want to have a smile on your face.
Don't see it if You're looking for something that moves you or is thought provoking.
See it if you want to watch a compelling play about the arbitrariness of justice and one man's selfless attempt to overcome it.
Don't see it if You are bothered by a character moving the plot along with narration. It's an unusual device but it was brilliantly applied.
See it if You enjoy a convoluted plot with actors all in despite the absurdity. Performances were great.
Don't see it if You expect a resolution in Act 2 of all the loose ends you were keeping track of in Act 1.
See it if you liked the movie "The Lives of Others." A variation on the theme. Everyone is in danger when one group is targeted by vicious intolerance
Don't see it if play devotes too much time to long speeches about what the lord demands of his flock. While the discomfort is intended, it gets tedious.
See it if You are interested in a riveting story (at least in Act I) of how journalism became what it is today. Fast paced, exciting, and informative.
Don't see it if You are bothered by a sudden shift in pace and excitement in the second act which decides to focus on the tawdry side of the paper's success
See it if you are a big Adam Driver fan. You won't be disappointed.
Don't see it if you have no patience for some slow spots in a play, especially the first 20 or 25 minutes. The pace quickened after Driver entered the scene
See it if you enjoy an exuberant cast singing a great score and dancing beautifully.
Don't see it if you want a story you can relate to. I could appreciate the themes brought out by the story but not the story itself.
See it if you want to be moved by this show like you never have before. Stripped down, authentic, dancing as good as any Fiddler production.
Don't see it if you haven't seen any previous version of the show and/or you don't speak Yiddish. Otherwise, reading the supertitles will not bother you.
See it if you are interested in what goes on behind the scenes in politics and in marriage. Fictional but so realistic.
Don't see it if You aren't interested in a convincing portrayal of what might have happened on the night when this play takes place.