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See it if you enjoy modern takes on Shakespeare. Updated Merry Wives set in Harlem that explores social issues as well as following the basic plot.
Don't see it if You're a Shakespeare purist; don't like outdoor theater.
See it if Interested in seeing a gritty, ambitious, modern take of a classic B'way musical that takes huge risks.
Don't see it if you don't want to be overwhelmed by projections that at times dwarf the performers so that your focus is redirected...
See it if interested in adaptation of Turgenev's First Love with jazzy musical score; has charm, plot twists,manipulative female leading on young man.
Don't see it if impatient. Takes a while to get in gear. Gets more interesting as it progresses.
See it if A wonderful cast led by Ed Harris; incisive script by Aaron Sorkin; well staged by Bartlett Sher; Never a dull moment. Touching!
Don't see it if Only interested in new material; don't want anything serious...You'll be missing out on something special.
See it if Munoz creates immediate interest with an ingratiating performance with both literary & scientific references that make you want to know more
Don't see it if As the play progresses, it becomes muddled with extraneous threads that confuse rather than clarify what went before. Missed opportunity!
See it if Well performed one person show based on actual conversations with asylum seekers, immigrants & people whose voices are rarely heard.
Don't see it if don't care for one person show; minimal staging; have reservations about white male playing characters of various races & ethnicities.
See it if Terrific performance by Beth Malone & fine supporting cast with great voices elevate this rethought revival. Simple but effective staging.
Don't see it if Show slows down towards middle of act 2 but recovers with a hokey yet rousing finale that touches on contemporary immigration issues.
See it if Based on touching real life stories of the hopes, dreams, difficulties & realities of immigrants to the U.S. from Latin America. Great cast!
Don't see it if The similarities of some of the stories can feel repetitive, but still touching. This was an early preview so this can be addressed.
See it if an unforgettable, visceral, electric performance by Adrienne Warren elevates this somewhat formulaic jukebox musical to the heights.
Don't see it if not a Tina Turner fan, tho Warren may change that. She's that good.
See it if interesting take on the Dracula legend with a terrific Matthew Armendt in the title role. Minimalist yet effective staging. Often funny.
Don't see it if too long; not every conceit works; needs some work, but still in early previews.
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 if a fan of McDonagh & his brand of "gallows humor". Very well acted (especially Dan Stevens & Mark Addy).
Don't see it if you have trouble with heavy Brit accents which can make the plot difficult to follow at times. 1st act too long & could use trimming.
See it if a fan of 1980's hair bands: you don't expect depth or character development; you appreciate hard working talented cast; in the mood for fun
Don't see it if don't like very loud music or use of strobe lights; have limited expectations; want clever dialogue.
See it if you're a fan of Motown music. When the excellent cast is singing & dancing, the show soars..
Don't see it if when the music stops so does the momentum. The show is based on the remembrances of Otis Williams.
See it if interested in seeing a musical that crosses generations in order to solve a mystery about parentage that succeeds in every aspect. Loved it!
Don't see it if you don't care for shifting timelines; want large production numbers.
See it if a fan of Jerry Herman. The music & choreo are top notch & great orchestra.. Interested in the making of silent films.. Keystone Kops etc.
Don't see it if can't overlook book problems in this serio-comic story of the ill-fated romance between Sennett & Normand. 2nd act better than 1st.
See it if Interesting scenario that mostly holds your interest. Takes some unusual twists & turns & takes you into very dark places.
Don't see it if turned off by sexual material, foul language, unlikely situations.
See it if a sometimes very funny serio-comic look at a very confused family with excellent acting ( esp Alexander & Cromwell) & some poignant moments.
Don't see it if some overly broad comic bits & not very incisive, but for the most part, very enjoyable.
See it if interested in a young playwrights attempt at a farcical approach to religion, selling of souls, heaven & hell. A few amusing moments.
Don't see it if easily offended by satirizing religion, gore, male nudity, substance abuse. I was not offended by the above, but was by the lack of craft.
Also The description of the show sounded promising...Unfulfilled.
See it if Talented cast with great voices in a sometimes entertaining, well staged, colorfully costumed production that targets a youthful demographic
Don't see it if Humor is generally broad & occasionally cringeworthy(Ann Harada's number). Music sometimes makes lyrics hard to understand. Too long.
See it if interested in film clips, projections,music & playwright's personal back story of his family's experiences in the years 1945-1969.
Don't see it if you want more than a superficial overview of the baby boom generation. That said, Miller is a very likable, talented performer.
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.