See it if you're a Mametophile or like legalistic, religious-philosophical and somewhat didactic plays with sly-plotting.
Don't see it if you're looking for light entertainment or really don't like Mamet (understandable).
See it if you're interested in a modern spin on a didactic 500+ year old morality play. Content: good. Execution: trying on my nerves.
Don't see it if you're looking for sheer entertainment (not very) or if you don't like to engage your mind much while watching a play.
See it if you appreciate exquisitely-written dialogue and exceptional acting. I was rapt. Virtually all these characters were so well written & acted
Don't see it if cursing, Spanish language, real people or lack of an arc bother you.
See it if you like great theater written by a master and performed by an expert ensemble
Don't see it if you don't like serious straight plays that require your heart and mind to be involved.
See it if uv already purchased tickets. Tho u may need 2 change ur dinner reservations if you decide 2 walk out during the 1st or 2nd intermission
Don't see it if haven't already bought unrefundable tickets. 2 & 3/4 hours will leave you asking why you feel the time investment wasn't worth it.
See it if (off bway) A surprising, innovative, heartwarming & charming jewel of a production. (bway) transferred well. Still a jewel with a big heart!
Don't see it if you don't like musicals or you need your musicals to be all razzle-dazzle.
See it if you like amazing acting (yes they play age 19 through like 60 convincingly!) and you live through the 60s/70s (or your parents did).
Don't see it if you're looking for fluff entertainment or a musical (though the soundtrack is great!)
See it if you like wasting money on a mediocre evening of "magic". To be fair, act 2 may have been extraordinary... I wasn't there.
Don't see it if you value your entertainment dollars. Really?...card "tricks"?...on a Broadway stage?
See it if you're interested in great acting and riveting theater about relevant race issues
Don't see it if you're just looking to be entertained and don't want to feel or think about your theater experience
See it if you're a fan of Chekov (I'm not particularly but this is a great work of his) and want to see masterful performances.
Don't see it if you listen to professional critics (I almost didn't go because of the NYX' scathing pan). Either the director retooled or the critic on LSD.
See it if you want to waste an evening of your time. Maybe my age (61) made me miss too many of the pop culture references, but it was excruciating.
Don't see it if you value your time.
See it if you like theatrical musicals, well-executed but a little difficult to understand through the sometimes mixed British accents & weak voices.
Don't see it if you have really high standards for theatrical musicals....could've/should've been more theatrical for me.
See it if you're spiritual, love podcasts (this would work as one) & want one on aural steroids with some visuals added.
Don't see it if you have high expectations for "Broadway", want sheer entertainment & don't want to pay close attention for 2 hours without an intermission.
See it if you've never seen Fiddler before...a classic! I had but was a bit disappointed that it wasn't MORE reimagined.
Don't see it if you don't like great musicals
See it if they've made major improvements since the preview I saw. The Times sorta loved it so go figure.
Don't see it if you want lyrics more clever than Pippin's (a low goal) or direction that's cohesive.
See it if you just loved James Cagney. The lead is remarkably similar.
Don't see it if you want your musical theater to be a bit more well-shaped. A shame that the talented tappers weren't used more as a theatrical device.
See it if you want to think not just be entertained. Baba is, dare I say, a genius. Clever, intelligent rap that actually changes lives.
Don't see it if you want mindless entertainment. Minds required here.
See it if you have an interest in Gorey, or biographic theater, or just a well-directed and written piece.
Don't see it if if you really really wanted to see Gorey's weird and off-center drawings (they hardly make an appearance).
See it if you need to follow the trends. I went because of the high user ratings. Umm.. well at least it's theater attracting a younger audience
Don't see it if you want a more linear vs. amorphous (they call it immersive) theater experience.
See it if you're not hard on shows about queer and transgender issues (like I am..I figure, if you're pushing the envelope, then really push it!)
Don't see it if you want your musical dance numbers to be more than a two-step (ouch!). I know, it won all sorts of awards including best musical & ography
See it if you enjoy great and clever musical theater and especially if you know your Shakespeare and your musical theater history.
Don't see it if you've never heard of Shakespeare or haven't seen Fun Home yet.
See it if you want to know what all the hoopla is about and don't mind a mostly one-note (comedy-wise) musical.
Don't see it if you're a prude--it goes "there".
See it if you are engaged in your life or feel a need to be. Very provocative especially, I imagine, if you're past middle age.
Don't see it if you're looking for light entertainment.
See it if you like serious straight-play writing (he also wrote the book for "Dear Evan Hansen"!) performed by expert ensemble actors.
Don't see it if you're looking for light (or quick...it's well over 2 hours but every minute engages) entertainment.
See it if you like innovative theater about modern day themes with great singing and acting. Ben Platt is amazing!
Don't see it if you don't like musicals. Otherwise I can't imagine why you shouldn't see it.
See it if you like a solid musical that hits all the marks: music, lyrics (yes, there's a song about Machiavelli!), singing, acting, production...
Don't see it if you're looking for something profound...it's on the lighter side of musicals. But surprisingly entertaining!
See it if you want a light night out. Melanie sings well (not sure how Sophie sang so...) but the show could use more book.. or direction.
Don't see it if you want to be blown away. 1 performer, 1 costume, 1 act, 1 position on stage, no set.
See it if you can get a ticket. Sutton Foster brings her own quirky love-ability to a great role. Talented cast in an intimate pared-down staging.
Don't see it if your musicals need to have sets and scrims flying in and out.
See it if you like O'Neill, like well-written realistic dramas and aren't thrown by off-off-Broadway scale and aesthetics.
Don't see it if you don't like intimate theater in a small house where you can see the close-up magic of actors tearing it up without major sets & distance.
See it if you are open to a non-linear difficult-to-comprehend immersive experience that is, dare I say, transformative.
Don't see it if you're looking to merely be entertained or want to understand concretely what just happened to you immediately without giving yourself time.
See it if you care about social issues, particularly education, and want to see a tour de force performance by a skilled actor.
Don't see it if you're looking for escape/entertainment. This is for thinking/feeling/caring human beings.
See it if you can! Only 3 more shows. She's a delight.
Don't see it if you don't like real life charming and human stories.
See it if you like. great ensemble acting and clever innovative theater that's insightfully funny and provocative.
Don't see it if you don't like serious theater & investigating the human condition.
See it if you want a top-notch dance and musical experience. The dancing is sublime...great to see outside of "the ballet". Really well-done1
Don't see it if you don't like old-school style musical theater.
See it if you haven't. It's a worthwhile evening. Seen it twice, better the 1st time of course. Wish it pushed the envelope more but it pushes.
Don't see it if you hate Sesame St or puppets. This is an adult sort of Sesame St. Rather adult. No porn, but "The Internet is for..."
See it if you lived through the 70s and need some, at times hysterical, relief from the real world . Tons of great talent on stage!
Don't see it if you didn't live through the 70s or have no tolerance for absolutely silly but great fun musical theater.