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See it if Character study about aftermath of school shooting dealing with guilt, responsibility, judgement. Great acting, simple, effective staging.
Don't see it if Can't handle difficult subject matter. A few scenes in the middle section could be tightened a bit.
See it if a fan of 1940's melodramas with larger than life leading ladies & like Busch's style of parody. Some laugh out loud moments.
Don't see it if not into cross dressing, camp humor, some dry patches (very few) & want something serious.
See it if interested in the family dynamic between former Miss America Bess Myerson & her daughter. At times very funny with an underlying sadness.
Don't see it if want a fuller picture of Bess Myerson. Her accomplishments are mentioned but her intelligence & abilities not fully presented.
See it if A dying Idaho mining town & it's greatly troubled inhabitants are the focus of this well written, superbly acted 3 act play.
Don't see it if you want to walk out of the theater on a high note. This is not that play. It is, however, very moving & Ivey & Donovan are riveting.
See it if interested in a 1937 morality tale by a young German playwright in an epically staged production. Deals with guilt, blame, mob mentality.
Don't see it if looking for something light. Serious subject matter with resonance to current political climate.
See it if if you're in the YA demographic or accompany someone who is. Occasionally amusing. Tries hard to please with limited success, if an adult.
Don't see it if expecting a lavish, creative production.
See it if a Horton Foote fan & appreciate a leisurely paced period piece with a mid-20th century sensibility. Attractive set; Quinn & Bowie excellent
Don't see it if want something more modern & faster paced; expecting more from a Pulitzer Prize winning play.
See it if life to death of Chris & his/her many incarnations of age, gender, race & how ordinary random occurrences shape his/her life progression.
Don't see it if non-linear, sometimes confusing, many brief scenes, occasionally tedious
See it if you're a Dinklage fan & want to see him in a musical role. His acting is fine, singing less so, though serviceable. Others very good.
Don't see it if you don't want to see a truncated version of Cyrano with little panache & much of Rostand's poetic language missing. Music hit & miss.
See it if you are a frequent theater-goer & like parodies; hard working cast; some clever bits.
Don't see it if expecting the same incisive material that previous incarnations have shown.
See it if looking for a unique theater experience that is less than a play but much more than a concert, brilliantly performed with heart & humanity.
Don't see it if looking for traditional b'way fare; want more than a monochromatic set (tho there are layers of color in what is said & sung).
See it if a Williams fan & interested in seeing a production that emphasizes the comedic aspects..
Don't see it if ..at the expense of the poignant ones in a clumsily staged (but with good projections & lighting) production with far too much going on
See it if interested in seeing Harvey as Bella. Touches on all the major points leading up to the eve of 1976 Democratic NY Senatorial primary.
Don't see it if expecting to see Harvey in drag. He's not. Though not particularly looking or sounding like Bella,he humorusly captures her feisty qualities
See it if want to support a new theater company with a game cast of actors in an ambitious show. Very good set. Well intentioned.
Don't see it if Promise is unfulfilled. Story based on a real incident, is muddled & repetitive.
See it if interested in a family drama involving opioid addiction & it's devastating effects on family & loved ones. Well written & well cast.
Don't see it if subject matter & a sex scene would be disturbing. There is some much needed humor that doesn't detract from the main thrust of the story.
See it if Up for a show that provocatively deals with race,sex, relationships,slavery, group therapy, which at times is uncomfortably funny.
Don't see it if you don't want to be challenged; simulated sex & nudity offends you; a bit too long; disturbing & somewhat confusing conclusion.
See it if you are a Pinter fan;willing to pay close attention; terrific acting by all 3 performers; clever dialogue; great lighting.
Don't see it if you don't like a leisurely paced, thoughtful examination of multiple betrayals; non linear plot; minimal staging.
See it if Memory play about 9 year old boys in rural Scotland in 1983 and the incident that changed their lives forever. Well acted, lit & staged.
Don't see it if Heavy Scottish accents & poor acoustics sometimes make dialogue hard to understand. Horrific incident (not shown) involving child abuse.
See it if Interested in a play about damaged (both emotionally & physically) characters who through circumstances become roommates.
Don't see it if Scenes of B&D, sexual acting out, & violence are triggers. Some of the situations are highly unlikely, though not without interest.
See it if the everlasting effects of childhood neglect & how much children may absorb without completely understanding what they're experiencing.
Don't see it if you don't enjoy child performers, though these are terrific; somewhat slow start, picks up after 1st 20 minutes.
See it if 2 separate monologues connected by themes of life, death, love & loss told with compassion, depth & sometimes humor, beautifully acted.
Don't see it if you're not partial to monologues or minimal (though effective staging) & if the subject matter strikes too close to home.
See it if a fan of Jim Steinman's music &/or Meat Loaf, performed by a cast of terrific singers. Some funny moments.
Don't see it if you want a story that makes sense; music that is not deafening; subtlety; better staging & choreography.
See it if interested in a rarely dramatized topic (eating disorders), it's causes & effects on an already dysfunctional family.
Don't see it if slow start that builds to a turbulent final 30 minutes.
See it if you want to see a loopy original musical about cultural diversity, difficulties in assimilating, spies, Homeland security & various subplots
Don't see it if you're impatient. First act way too long & scattered & not particularly funny. Second act better.
See it if you want to have a fun evening in the theater. Groff could not be better & Borle is very funny in multiple parts. Fine production!
Don't see it if Groff, Borle & the Urchins had terrific voices. Blanchard less so.Sometimes had difficulty hearing all her lyrics, tho still sympathetic.
See it if 1944 Louisiana,black army unit, murder, black officer brought in to investigate the case, flashbacks, racism, black self hatred. Interesting
Don't see it if you don't want to see a play that shows it's age tho it's done expertly, simply but effectively staged & very well acted by entire cast.
See it if Often extremely funny, very clever, raunchy, but not offensive and a subject matter not often encountered on stage in such depth.
Don't see it if After a while starts to feel repetitive & loses steam. Would work better if trimmed by about 15 minutes.
See it if interested in an updated musical version of the O &E legend with an enthusiastic, ingratiating cast performed in an intimate setting.
Don't see it if you have trouble with heavy Brit accents & a story line that can be a bit confusing at first. First act could use some judicious trimming.
See it if interested in an all WOC cast in one of Shakespeare's "problem plays" emphasizing the bawdy, fun aspects on Fat Tuesday in 1979 New Orleans
Don't see it if you don't like your Shakespeare tampered with. Pre-show intro while often fun went on too long.
See it if you want to see a cabaret style musical revue of the very well crafted songs of the underrated Maury Yeston performed by a talented cast...
Don't see it if hearing songs taken from shows out of context may lessen your appreciation of how good they are. The lyrics are clever & the cast nails it.
See it if very dark, very funny play about the dissolution of a marriage & it's aftermath, performed as short monologues by 2 terrific actors.
Don't see it if recent acrimonious divorce might trigger unwanted memories; don't like 2 handers though very little interaction except in last few minutes
See it if contemporary dance set to Vivaldi's 4 seasons with a humorous narrative about climate change between sections sounds appealing. Not kidding!
Don't see it if you prefer dance with no gimmicks.
See it if you've never seen Evita before. Has much to recommend. Pfeiffer sings beautifully & has presence as Evita. Great orchestra. Fine dancing.
Don't see it if having 2 actors play young & adult Evita does not work..young Evita hard to understand & strident. Uninteresting Peron.
See it if a promising set up & good acting create what could be a provocative piece about how contrasting class & socio-economic ideologies play out..
Don't see it if in the case of a missing young girl. Too many inconsistencies, unlikely scenarios, & red herrings to make it thoroughly believable.
See it if downward spiral of a damaged, self-destructive, middle-aged misanthrope told with incisive humor performed to perfection by a terrific cast
Don't see it if full frontal nudity, simulated sex scenes, toxic masculinity, & a few scenes that don't quite ring true would be deal-breakers.
See it if interested in an offbeat, beautifully acted, funny/sad play that encompasses dementia, paternity issues, deception, dead characters & more.
Don't see it if you prefer a traditional approach without characters breaking the 4th wall & a teasing epilogue that goes on a little too long.
See it if a reworking of Forster's Howard's End to 21st century NYC in the gay community & how the history of the aids crisis informed their lives.
Don't see it if each part 3 1/2 hrs long and some scenes in part 1that slow things down & can be somewhat preachy. Part 2 better pacing & more involving.
See it if you care to experience the power of carefully chosen words delivered by 2 stellar performers in a no frills production.
Don't see it if you don't care for shows that deal with the prospect of dying; minimal production values; breaking the 4th wall; 2 handers.
See it if you like improv, hip-hop, beat boxing & seeing a quick witted cast react to audience suggestions with enthusiasm & great style.
Don't see it if you expect everything to work consistently. This is improv & a lot depends on the audience members chosen which can slow things down.
See it if a rock version of Macbeth updated to 1975 Pennsylvania is of interest. Talented, hard working cast; some clever touches...
Don't see it if some predictable choices. Starts slowly but picks up in act 2. Score is not bad, but not memorable, but very well performed.
See it if Interested in the last years of LBJ presidency. Well staged with great projections.
Don't see it if 2nd act bogs down after excellent 1st act. At times feels like a history lesson, hitting most of the issues, but not offering new insights.
Also Saw an early preview. Needs tightening.
See it if interested in theater;the role race plays in casting Othello; hearing different perspectives. Keith Hamilton Cobb is mesmerizing.
Don't see it if Have little interest in Shakespeare; don't care for what is essentially a one person show. Can get repetitive, but still holds your interest
See it if a fan of The Kids in the Hall ( I am); like self-deprecating humor; nostalgia.
Don't see it if not familiar with TKITH; are under 35 years old; want sharp humor; expect a polished production.
See it if Interested in a religious Ugandan family torn apart by their beliefs & dealing with the outing of a gay brother. Excellent acting!
Don't see it if religious hypocrisy, deceit, gay issues, slow start, somewhat abrupt ending, occasionally facile dialogue.
See it if interested in one young man's true story that shows how a flawed criminal justice system & white privilege played out in his case.
Don't see it if you don't care for what is essentially a one person show. The playwright bookends the show which is about his experience as a young man.
See it if you're curious as to why Sondheim keeps trying to figure out how to make it work. Only partially successful. As usual, wonderful lyrics..
Don't see it if .. but lesser Sondheim melodies. Not bad, but not up to his best work.
See it if a fan of Joe Iconis, Annie Golden, campy spoofs of theater & 1970's spy flicks. Clever projections; good band; has it's moments...
Don't see it if but not consistently clever enough.
See it if a Carol King fan; interested in gaining some insight into creative process in the music business; like 1960's music.
Don't see it if not a fan of jukebox musicals, tho this one's much better written & wittier than most with a protagonist you really care about.