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See it if you're willing to put up with Stoppard at his most Stoppardy
Don't see it if you're familiar with the subject matter at all - this seemed not as obsessively researched as is typical for Stoppard
See it if you want an absorbing, 3+ hour-long show with a very well-drawn world; you like bunnies!!!!!!!
Don't see it if you'll spend much time thinking about it after - once the spell is broken, it doesn't really hold up to scrutiny.
See it if you enjoy couples-yelling-at-each-other plays
Don't see it if you want anything particularly fresh. This pretty much does what it says on the tin.
See it if you enjoy one-person shows / cabaret acts; you like the IDEA of disco music
Don't see it if you ACTUALLY like disco music (none of it is very good); you don't like cabaret.
See it if you speak Yiddish or are a Jackie Hoffman stan that's ok with her only being in a couple scenes
Don't see it if you don't want to read supertitles (and don't speak Yiddish) or are such a big Jackie Hoffman fan that you need her to be in every scene
See it if you... can? there is literally nothing I can say to influence the Hamilton discourse. It's Hamilton!!!!
Don't see it if you can only get $5000 scalper tickets. It'll run forever, you'll get it for face value eventually.
See it if you know literally nothing about the past 30-ish years of Deaf politics or are super into mid-70's period dramas
Don't see it if you expect revivals to have something new to say about our current time; you have balcony seats. (Studio 54 Balcony is never worth the pain)
See it if you love Follies or Sondheim - this is a great production!
Don't see it if you don't already know every word - the sound mixing is TERRRRRIBLE
See it if you love a Good, Old-Fashioned Musical / joy.
Don't see it if you already know this is not your bag. This is a show that knows its audience. If you suspect you won't like it, you are correct.
See it if you love farce
Don't see it if you don't love farce (my fault I fear - I thought that you'd want what I want... sorry, my dear) (this is not relevant I'm just a huge nerd)
See it if You're a Sondheim stan or want to hear some (largely) great singing
Don't see it if you aren't already familiar with the history - the direction's not great (and weirdly low-energy)
See it if you're interested in the power and function of stories. (If you're not, why are you seeing theater at all?)
Don't see it if you're looking for any sort of plot. Also, it's 2 hours with no intermission, so if you have bladder issues, maybe skip this one.
See it if you enjoy Beckett; you're prepared for Dianne Wiest's Whole Deal (it really works here!)
Don't see it if you don't like Beckett. You're either going to be into this whole situation or not.
See it if you want to hear a huge, excellent orchestra playing music that is sadly beneath their talents.
Don't see it if you want to hear a musical with more than 2 songs repeated ad infinitum; you hate terrible lyrics with inexplicably bad / nonexistent rhymes
See it if you're a Sondheim stan who wants to hear early, cut songs
Don't see it if you're looking for much of a plot - it's a revue.
Also I saw the M/F cast, but I'm sure all three pairings are excellent.
See it if you enjoy innovative / experimental theater with great performances, big ideas, and stunning sound and lighting design
Don't see it if you have a hearing impairment. They probably have something to make it more accessible, but it's so sound-heavy, it's maybe not the best bet
See it if you want to brag about seeing an early, flawed work by an important playwright once Branden Jacobs-Jenkins is a big deal in 15 years.
Don't see it if you're allergic to looooong stretches of exposition. I did not like this play!
See it if you like technical wizardry and Big Speeches; you like Bryan Cranston
Don't see it if you're looking for a coherent thesis or a strong ensemble (this is pretty much the Bryan Cranston Show)
See it if you like one-man shows and quirky, strong theatrical voices
Don't see it if your quirk tolerance is low; you want something about Our Present Moment instead of A Middle-Class White Dude's Pain
See it if you are into inventive staging, a silly joyful treat, or (let's be honest) getting high pre-theater. (FWIW I was totally sober and loved it)
Don't see it if you can't deal with a tourist-heavy crowd
See it if you want a fun, frothy play with great performances; you have at least a slight familiarity with The Importance of Being Earnest
Don't see it if you're not into Tom Stoppard's "I'm a Very Clever Boy" schtick. I don't mind it, but it is VERY pronounced here.
See it if you want to see one of the finest performances around - Billie Piper is INCREDIBLE
Don't see it if you struggle with infertility, because this is probably Too Real and Super Rough. It's not worth your mental health.
See it if you're a Mark Rylance stan or you're very into hearing a countertenor singing Handel arias (I am both!)
Don't see it if you're looking for great writing. The script fine - workmanlike, I'd say - but not the main draw.
See it if this is already closed, so... I guess if it goes on tour, see it if you like rock-inflected scores and innovative staging.
Don't see it if you have a headache, care much about plot, or are a fan of Pierre or Great Comets (because both are barely in it, this title is bad)
See it if you're a Sondheim nerd or a fan of John Doyle's Whole Deal (I am both).
Don't see it if you're a big Chrysanthemum Tea fan, as it was sadly cut; you want to hear George Takei sing, because dude was totally lip-synching.
See it if you're a big Reed Birney fan - his performance is excellent
Don't see it if you want to see a well-written female character; good dialogue is important to you
See it if you like McDonagh or Nasty People Yelling At Each Other Nastily plays (you know the type)
Don't see it if you're squeamish; there are only balcony seats available in the Harvey (those are the worst seats in the world, this is not worth the pain.)
See it if you want to see one of today's greatest performers in an event that will soon be considered legendary.
Don't see it if you really, really don't like audience participation (as opposed to the general dislike most people have).
See it if you'd rather see the good 30 minutes of 3 90-minute plays at the same time than sit through an hour of exposition to get to the good stuff.
Don't see it if you want a cohesive story told from beginning to end
See it if you like stripped-down productions and great acting; you want to see an innovative production of a classic play
Don't see it if you aren't familiar with the plot - some basics got lost in the editing; if you have a small bladder - 2 hours is too long without a break!
See it if You want to support some fine actors who are trying their best with a weak script, or if you want a perfect example of Off-Broadway cliches.
Don't see it if You have seen any sort of experimental theater before. This has nothing new for you.