See it if You want an ambitious and successfully executed in most places story song cycle.
Don't see it if You're annoyed by audience using recording devices undisturbed by ushers.
See it if You want a new voice wrestling with the gravitational forces of ambition and comfort in the heightened world of drugs, tattoos & stripping.
Don't see it if Confrontation puts you on edge or extreme gestures disturb you.
See it if You like dark, twisty, unpredictable and unreliable but compellingly watchable flawed characters.
Don't see it if You need your characters likable and want a moral cause and effect outcome.
See it if you're curious about the premise. There is more dialogue than I was ecpecting, I followed a great deal of what was going on in silence...
Don't see it if you need everything spelled out for you and a tidy summation.
See it if you're looking for some Latin heat in your jukebox musicals. Anna Villafane and Ektor Rivera are amazing as Gloria & Emilio Estefan. Great!
Don't see it if the struggle from rags to riches on the path to showbiz glory, with the pinnacle being a number at the AMA awards, sets your teeth on edge
See it if You enjoy new stagings and ideas played out onstage for you. Loved Will Davis's work. Great physical production of an unknown to me history.
Don't see it if You don't like your history messed with and casting ten women as this expedition is just too much for you.
See it if You enjoy seeing actors create settings with the minimal furniture around them. Thoughtful decisions made to make a text physically active!
Don't see it if You prefer a slow, measured pace to your literary adaptations.
See it if you can't miss anything Mark Rylance does and you have a great affinity for whimsy.
Don't see it if you need a story and characters to hook into for an hour and forty five minute swim upstream.
See it if you want to experience classics anew. It gives you fresh eyes to see this story for the first time. More van Hove please.
Don't see it if you don't want your classics messed with and you think an hour and fifty is too long without a break.
See it if You need your social justice leavened with a great deal of inside Sound of Music humor.
Don't see it if Long sit down scenes of confrontation bore you.
See it if You want to see a true survivors tale told with great good humor and hard won resilience.
Don't see it if You want your musicals to be musicals and dramas to be dramas and NO mixing.
See it if You like physical, creative action. Actors creating all the environment and action with no props or sets.
Don't see it if You need a straightforward narrative.
See it if you feel most theater doesn't really deal with ordinary people and their lives of quiet desperation. An insightful, specific heartbreaker.
Don't see it if you need a linear narrative and specific good guys and bad guys.
See it if you love great voices soaring effortlessly out of simple ingeniously staged scenes that impress you technically but more importantly grab yo
Don't see it if the story strikes you as too Dickensian and you feel manipulated.
See it if you're a Shakespeare completist. It's a great production of a little produced work.
Don't see it if you find Shakespeare's plots lacking in motivation and clarity.