See it if you like great acting & intriguing writing. It was delicious while watching, but 1 of those that kept getting better after it was over. Hmmm
Don't see it if you're looking for razzle-dazzle. This quiet 2-hander is for the avid playgoer.
See it if you like dark, neurotic, everyday characters really well written and powerfully portrayed by two impressive actors. Delightful 2-hander!
Don't see it if you like mainstream straight drama without any quirks. This somewhat off-beat couple may not be for you.
See it if you liked the Harper Lee story. Well done. And the moral shades of gray are still pertinent.
Don't see it if you're not looking for a serious evening of drama.
See it if you're interested in cutting-edge theater that pushes the envelope on a provocative topic. Radical
Don't see it if you're not willing to be confronted with uncomfortable (simulated) sexual acts and subject matter.
See it if you want a clever small play about a really interesting Black woman in baseball. Charmingly portrayed by April Matthis.
Don't see it if you're... no, can't think of a reason not to see it.
See it if you know and love the songs.
Don't see it if you don't have a particular connection to this piece. It wasn't necessary to revive (or revise) this show.
See it if you can! Stunningly fresh production of this classic you _thought_ you knew. And O M G, that IS the original book! Who knew?!
Don't see it if you think of this musical lovingly as something just as sweet as could be. T'ain't.
See it if you're interested in new(ish) theater. The lead has chops.
Don't see it if you don't want to forgive attempts at new topics and approaches. It doesn't succeed too well, but still worthwhile.
See it if ur young or open to feeling really old if ur not. So great 2 see such a young audience really enjoying musical theater. There's hope!
Don't see it if you're above like 30 and uptight at all. Or go and have some fun!
See it if you already bought tickets but keep low expectations. Maybe there's a chance you won't be disappointed. I had no expectations and still was.
Don't see it if you haven't already bought tickets. And you won't be disappointed that you didn't buy them.
See it if you like fresh, new & interesting writing & skilled acting in a very intimate (small/up-close) setting. Provocative ideas.
Don't see it if you need big production values & distance from the performers. Really small house (34 seats) split stage left & right.
See it if you love "Merrily..." A challenging show for any to stage, but this pared down, overwrought production requires a love for Sondheim ++
Don't see it if you're looking for strong performances. This is NYC. So much talent here that wasn't on stage.
See it if you like avant-garde theater that's well produced and acted. Quirky and provocative.
Don't see it if you're not willing to suspend disbelief and just go with a bit of the absurd.
See it if you've never seen Fiddler or love it. The Yiddish added a layer that made this schmaltzy musical feel deeper.
Don't see it if you don't like musicals or would be frustrated by super-titles (in English and Russian).
See it if you want a well-acted small-cast drama that's tight, timely and tense. Thought-provoking. A packed 90-minutes with punches.
Don't see it if you want to be "entertained" or don't want to have your assumptions challenged.
See it if you like a tour de force performance and an intriguing angle on Bernhardt & Rostand's relationship.
Don't see it if you're looking for light entertainment.
See it if you love the actors (I do, all 3!) but the play (writing) itself is somewhat insubstantial--did it need to be staged? Could've been an essay
Don't see it if you're expecting greatness on all cylinders.
See it if you're obliged to for some reason. This was a missed opportunity to turn some decent material into a worthwhile play. Instead it preached.
Don't see it if you can.
See it if you know the piece or like edgy downtownish (still a bit) avant-guard-ish theater. Heartbreaking and -changing.
Don't see it if you want a mainstream piece of "entertainment". Some group singing & dancing was added (IMO unnecessarily) to give it broader appeal I guess
See it if you've seen a lot of bway (or you'll miss the references). Mr Alessandrini's clever takes on so much of bway (& beyond) is always a delight!
Don't see it if you've hardly seen anything...the references are the current & recent seasons often done via way way past seasons' songs.
See it if you want a musical spectacular with great production values & don't mind mindless fluff.
Don't see it if you're looking for a musical that has meat & a worthwhile story. Virtually all veneer.
See it if you're interested in new, mature theater that's provocative. I'm a Tracy Letts fan, but this is perhaps his best!
Don't see it if you're looking for light theater entertainment.
See it if you can't repress your curiosity of what a white boy from England rapping is like. I recommend deploying your curiosity elsewhere.
Don't see it if you don't like rap (this won't help) or do like rap (you won't be happy).
See it if U R interested in new, edgy (if a bit too conceptual) theater about race in the US of A. The choreography & movement by Kelly is masterful.
Don't see it if you don't want to be challenged (emotionally, intellectually, even physically) by provocative theater. Not an evening of "entertainment".
See it if you want to see a new and exciting approach to Broadway musicals. Thoroughly engaging.
Don't see it if you need your musicals to be more traditional.... Like, "And now, here's a musical number."
See it if you want a well-written and -acted ensemble piece about a broken family, perhaps more broken than they knew.
Don't see it if you want something light, breezy and "entertaining".
See it if you want a well-done drama based on real life (Murdoch). Who knew this was his beginning? Interesting.
Don't see it if you're looking for like entertainment. Not that this challenges the audience, but it's not just to entertain.
See it if you want some good music in an innovative adaptation. Saw it early in previews.. hopefully tightened up.
Don't see it if you want a polished razzle-dazzle musical. This ain't that.
See it if you want a well-written 2-hander performed by pros. Didn't know the work before but it worked for me.
Don't see it if you're looking for flying sets, large casts and lots of action. This is small and intimate and intense. Mmmmm
See it if you like edgy, fresh musical theater from a young, exciting, black, queer and, yes, fat writer. He goes there without apology. Courageous!
Don't see it if you're looking for tame and entertaining. Entertaining, yes, but not tame.
See it if you like unusual, innovative theater. Frightfully relevant and well done. Gotta love a musical with a bibliography!
Don't see it if you need a very linear piece.. or a "book". Or if you don't like a cappella music. (Your loss.)
See it if you like classic old school drama acted & produced by professionals. Benning & Letts tear it up. Slow at 1st but keep your seatbelt fastened
Don't see it if you're not into serious 'straight' family drama. You'll probably want to leave at intermission (but don't!)
See it if you like provocative theater that makes you question your life. Bizarre perspective of the title character forced on the audience.
Don't see it if you want linear, understandable theater that only entertains.
See it if you love the Temptations' music & want to see a top-notch jukebox production. Very well done, hits all the right notes (not just sung ones)!
Don't see it if you only like straight drama. Otherwise, GO!!
See it if you like long (3.25 hrs) big-cast dramas with Irish accents. It was a challenge for me & I wish I knew more about "The Troubles"
Don't see it if you're not seriously into straight drama. This requires commitment.
See it if u think this adds up to a night out: Kong 95, sets/projections 85, music 55, lyrics 45, book 35. There's more to rate but it won't be good.
Don't see it if you don't want to suffer some really bad stuff to experience a pretty damn impressive puppet. Wish Kong were avail as an exhibit solo.
See it if you know or knew someone with dementia (I did). Pretty accurate and heart-breaking portrayal. Elaine May is great!
Don't see it if you don't have a connection to dementia. This probably didn't really need to be a play. Not too much of a dramatic arc.