See it if This is a taut, completely absorbing drama. Is it dated? No, not with things like stop-and-frisk still in the news. Sadly, racism persists.
Don't see it if you're not open to a frank examination of racism in America, then and now. Also, some language might be upsetting.
See it if Marisa Tomei is riveting in what we both thought was a strangely misdirected show.
Don't see it if Why would a community of Sicilian immigrants speak in HEAVILY accented English to each other when they could more easily speak Italian?
See it if A super-intense real-time recreation of a life-changing FBI interrogation. A deceptively simple concept stunningly performed and staged.
Don't see it if Other than a few awkward chuckles, this is pretty difficult stuff. There's no secret to how this ends, but the getting there is terrifying.
See it if you feel like laughing your *** off. This is pure fun, with a small hard-working cast that will stop at nothing for a good (or bad) joke.
Don't see it if you're easily offended by foul language and bawdy humor.
See it if you're open to a smart and beautifully written and performed, one-person drama. I was totally engaged for the entire performance.
Don't see it if you are unwilling to be challenged about racial stereotypes.
See it if you're open to an edgier, newer kind of Broadway musical. This is more "Spring Awakening" than it is "My Fair Lady." Exuberant and new.
Don't see it if you need to skip the 2019 Tony winner for Best Musical. Or don't like amazing trombone and guitar solos.
See it if you want a classic Broadway musical experience. This has it all: star power, great singing, amazing dancing... and Cole Porter songs!
Don't see it if you absolutely need to keep a straight face for two hours. It's impossible. And the Act II opening number ... oh my God! Pure theater joy.
See it if you enjoy things like "August Osage County" or "The Lieutenant of Inishmore" — black comedy, family drama. Amazing performances and staging.
Don't see it if you have trouble with Irish brogue. The two women behind us whispered throughout: "I can't understand them. Do you understand them?"
See it if tuneful, youthful, inventive staging appeals. I brought two granddaughters with me (late teens) and they enjoyed this immensely. I did too.
Don't see it if you need big, broad, stylish musicals. This works its magic in other, more off-beat ways.
See it if you don't mind a little tasteful gore mixed in with a strong cast, great singing, quite a few laughs, and a couple of very touching moments.
Don't see it if you can't tolerate an occasional load rock song. Mostly, the tunes are quite melodic and well-performed.
See it if a stunning lead performance, inventive staging and a provocative story appeal.
Don't see it if you need a traditional plot and staging. This story is not particularly linear, and the supporting cast plays multiple characters.
See it if you enjoy classic American drama with strong lead performances.
Don't see it if you're fidgety. This is a one-set, three-act play. There is plenty of drama as the story slowly reveals itself, but this is mostly talk.
See it if if you want to enjoy an evening of wonderful Sondheim presented by an utterly charming and inventive cast of six.
Don't see it if you're looking for a big Broadway musical experience. This is much smaller in scale than, say, Kiss Me Kate -- not a criticism, just a fact.
See it if you're into strong performances, some hilarious writing and a crazy-inventive but dead-serious play about climate change vs. consumerism.
Don't see it if you are a socially conservative denier.
See it if you enjoy intense drama. Ethan Hawke is downright frightening.
Don't see it if are looking for a light-hearted Broadway experience. Despite some laughs, these character go to some pretty dark places.