See it if you like old-fashioned musicals updated with modern messaging. Could be renamed "The Irrepressible Beth Malone;" her energy carries the show
Don't see it if you're looking for something fresh and original. The music is largely forgettable and the messages a bit too pat.
See it if you feel the need to see this season's cutting-edge revival to be in the know.
Don't see it if you're looking for an adaptation that clicks. The pieces don't fit together here; the music feels out of place with the show's aesthetic.
See it if you're a Fiddler fan who's been hoping for a new twist on an old favorite. Or you've never seen Fiddler before. It's a classic for a reason!
Don't see it if you're hoping that the Yiddish iteration will feel significantly different than the original.
See it if you're ready for a totally fresh take on the classic show. Ingenious and original staging and performances.
Don't see it if you want to keep on the rose-colored glasses and the toe-tappin' happy ending that doesn't acknowledge the show's inherent darkness.
See it if you're interested in learning more about LBJ and the historical events of 1964-65. The play is informative and the staging effective.
Don't see it if you're not interested in history; you're looking for traditional plot/drama. The material is a bit dry.
See it if you're interested in an in-depth exploration of a black actor's feelings about Othello and being a black Shakespearean actor in America.
Don't see it if you've seen a lot of plays about race recently. While Cobb's perspective is insightful, the show itself could be trimmed/edited.
See it if you have the chance. It's well-executed and all the pieces click. Emotional, funny, great staging, effective music, terrific ensemble.
Don't see it if you want to see a show with elaborate production values. Sets and costumes are relatively spare for a Broadway show, but all done well.
See it if you're a teenager or enjoy musicals about teens. You like upbeat, rocking scores. You enjoy the quirky and original.
Don't see it if you're looking for real substance. You're sensitive to loud music.
See it if you've never seen Much Ado before or can't get enough of it. This adaptation is fun and original in a lot of ways. B&B are great to watch.
Don't see it if you'll be bothered by a production that doesn't succeed in every sense. Some characters/scenes are stronger than others.
See it if you're a fan of A Doll's House Part 2 (also written by Hnath); you want to see great actors doing their thing; you aren't sick of Clintons
Don't see it if you don't want to see a talky play where not much happens; you're hoping for something that will change your mind or heart.
See it if you love the messiness of family life. You want to see a well-staged drama. *I was unable to attend, so this review was provided by a friend
Don't see it if you're expecting a direct imitation of the original, or if you don't have the patience for a long show (2.5 hrs).
See it if you just can't get enough of this play or have never had the opportunity to see it before. There's nothing particularly new about this one.
Don't see it if you're looking for a production that provides a fresh new take or impresses with its acting. This production is just totally fine.
See it if you want to see a fresh, funny adaptation of a classic play, which grapples with life's complexities but remains inventive and engaging.
Don't see it if you don't have patience for a talky play. This could have been maybe 15 minutes shorter.
See it if you appreciate Sondheim's genius and enjoy unconventional staging. If you've never seen this show before, it's worth seeing.
Don't see it if you're interested in seeing only the most robust version of a show.
See it if whether you're a die-hard fan of TKAM or haven't read it since middle school. This is a successful and well-executed adaptation.
Don't see it if any changes to the original text will make you clutch your pearls. It doesn't take undue liberties, but Sorkin definitely gave it a polish.
See it if you want to see the next big hit. This play is gripping, entertaining, and thought provoking.
Don't see it if you can't sit still for over three hours. It's a long play, though it doesn't feel like it.
See it if you're easily impressed by anything unconventional and not hoping for a "Sleep No More" type of immersive experience.
Don't see it if you're looking for the next big immersive hit. This isn't it.
See it if you can focus on the impressive choreography and singing and ignore a dated plot and lyrics.
Don't see it if you want to be drawn into a story with relatable characters. This show has not been updated, and much of it feels uncomfortable today.
See it if you're open to a simple story, a brief glimpse into a time and place, resonant with universal human emotions.
Don't see it if you want something splashy or terrifically exciting. This show is well done but low-key.
See it if you want to see incredibly talented actors in an emotional and affecting tour de force.
Don't see it if you don't like belting or the song styles of Pasek and Paul. You don't want to see a show that deals with mental health challenges.
See it if you've never been to a CTH summer show. You'll wonder why you didn't know that such high-quality theater was happening for free in Harlem.
Don't see it if you don't have patience for a show that is overtly connected to modern political issues. Also, Antigone's performance is a bit one-note.
See it if you're a fan of the bard's plays and also enjoy puns and silly humor. Knowing Shakespeare well helps; there was lots to pick up on.
Don't see it if you know little about Shakespeare and have no interest in a play that takes nothing seriously.
See it if you know the genre being parodied (early 20th century melodrama) and enjoy camp even when it's cliched.
Don't see it if you're hoping for excellent performances and great comedic timing. I was not impressed by Busch's acting or Andress's direction.
See it if you're a fan of classic Motown hits and great dancing. You don't mind a jukebox musical that is exactly what it says on the box.
Don't see it if you're looking for a show with a well-developed plot and narrative arc.
See it if you're interested in a political play that throws you into the deep end. You're ready to hear another (deeply scary) point of view.
Don't see it if you've had it with politics and just want entertainment. This play is incredibly compelling but not fun. You're sensitive to loud noises.
See it if you still have the capacity for wonder buried somewhere inside you, even if you think you can't be impressed by a mentalist act.
Don't see it if you hate the very idea of a magic/mentalism show on Broadway and abhor anything with audience participation. But you still might like this.
See it if you enjoy erudite stand-up comedy, parodies, and freestyle rap. Turner is talented, charismatic, and self-aware.
Don't see it if you don't have patience for stand-up that is funnier in some moments than others. Freestyle raps & patter are stronger than the songs/poems.
See it if you've pregamed. If you're in the mood for a silly show that's not above lowest common denominator humor. Fun energy.
Don't see it if you don't like profanity or lots of sex jokes.
See it if you want to see great performers, including some famous names, doing brief monologues and singing songs in various styles. Poignant moments.
Don't see it if you're looking for a show with a plot. You're averse to sentimentality. You feel no connection to NY City Center as an institution.
See it if you want to see a modern-day Hairspray-style musical with no surprises. Some charming moments.
Don't see it if you're hoping for feel-good Broadway that totally clicks. Cheesy wins out over charming in this one.
See it if you're up for a Jekyll & Hyde that's fun, lowbrow, low-tech, creative, diverges wildly from the original, and yet is somehow still poignant.
Don't see it if you're a purist about the novella and would want the show to retain the text's original tone and pacing.
See it if you want to see seven young women with a decent command of the Shakespearean language perform Macbeth.
Don't see it if you're hoping for a cohesive production that offers fresh insight. There are 2 separate things going on here that never quite come together.
See it if Glenda Jackson's impressive performance, solid acting overall, and some interesting staging and directorial choices. Lots to think about.
Don't see it if you don't have the patience to focus on Shakespearean language for 3+ hours. This one's not for the faint of heart.
See it if you like great music, spectacular dance numbers, stellar performances, and a feel-good ending.
Don't see it if you'd be bothered by a show that's a bit light on character development and doesn't care too much about realism.
See it if you want to be well-informed about the works of influential modern playwrights. You appreciate broad humor and caricature.
Don't see it if you're expecting something deep or masterful. This piece feels slight, and is almost universally overacted.
See it if you want to learn more about Bette Davis's life and don't mind a show that feels like it's trying a bit too hard.
Don't see it if you want to see something polished and professional.
See it if I wouldn't recommend it. The actors tried hard but couldn't compensate for poor directing. This production does not do Shaw justice.
Don't see it if you don't have patience for some amateurish choices. Full disclosure: I was there for the second performance. And I left at intermission.
See it if you can be charmed by a musical. This one has gorgeous music, clever lyrics, sumptuous costumes and sets, and superb acting.
Don't see it if you're one of those people who just never liked this show because Henry Higgins is an arrogant jackass.
See it if you're interested in history and have patience for a show that can be slow at points. Or you're a Shaw junkie (like me).
Don't see it if you're looking for something that's riveting from beginning to end.
See it if you enjoy shows that are bittersweet, dramatic, and at times over the top, with impressive singing and dancing.
Don't see it if you're not interested in a show that takes itself pretty seriously.