See it if You just want to see good work and can allow for an evening that is not perfect, but perfectly delightful.
Don't see it if You feel that immigrants should not be allowed in the USA and could care less about the American dream, in other words you love Trump.
See it if You want to figure out how relationships get messed up because of BDSM.
Don't see it if You want to learn something: this script does not enlighten: it makes a muddle of so much it is infuriating.
See it if You are a fan of Maria Callas, opera nonsense, or Everett Quinton.
Don't see it if You do not like broad spoofs, have no interest in Maria Callas and expect across the board excellence in acting.
See it if You have grown up as a theatre goer loving the real thing: this is it.
Don't see it if You are going to have a snit that the F word is used, or you feel Chekhov-Inspired works are not for you. But you will be missing out.
See it if If you like soap opera with almost nothing new to offer.
Don't see it if You want to leave the theatre and say, "I love that I learned something new about life". We have seen and heard it all before.
See it if You are more curious than most about climate change, what happens on a film set, and you follow Chavkin's directorial work.
Don't see it if You need to be inspired by something new about climate change, how the world is messed up, and you want a perfect play. Needs more work.
See it if You feel it is time to fall in love with Broadway again. You will. This is old fashioned Broadway, and totally fresh!
Don't see it if You have any kind of anti gay bone in your body. There are gays on stage! On second thought: you will come away feeling liberated.
See it if You want to get mad that this should have been a good evening in a theatre.
Don't see it if You want to have any new insight into caring for terminally ill people in a hospice setting. Nothing new here.
See it if There will never be an end to the mystery that is Trump. So it is good to keep chiseling away at this strange, sad man and this show helps.
Don't see it if You want a finished product; this is not. Some of it is just awful (and needs trimming badly). That said, some of it is simply wonderful.
See it if You want to be part of a great theatre event. The audience cheered, laughed and cried. Moises Kaufman loved this show into being. Go!
Don't see it if You are not into true emotion......and if you do not want to have a good time at a very special event.
See it if You love good acting. Deanna Dunagan (Tony Award for August Osage County) and Peter Friedman (Bway Ragtime, etc.) have enormous skill.
Don't see it if You want perfection........this is not there, yet, but Max Posner is a playwright with a lot to say and can keep us engrossed. Edit a bit.
See it if You do not expect real off Broadway quality............this is more like off-off Broadway. That said, the cast is first rate!
Don't see it if You want to come away with something to hold onto.
See it if You do not mind a very slow moving beginning........but stick with it, the story becomes more interesting as it moves on.
Don't see it if You fall asleep easily in the theatre and you expect something with strong surprises.
See it if You are sick and tired of garbage: this is good work and if you listen you will fall in love with the score and the struggles of two icons.
Don't see it if You are lazy (as some main stream critics seemed to be when they reviewed this show). This is for the true theatre lover with an open mind.
See it if You want to say you have seen it and have little or no interest in the history of good plays (which this is not).
Don't see it if You love Albee and Miller and T. Williams and Ibsen: this is not in that league. What we have is an excuse for a play and a production.
See it if You are gay or gay friendly and want some help figuring out what goes right and what goes wrong in a youngish 5 year relationship.
Don't see it if You don't want to see some great looking naked male bodies and if you are hoping for a play that is in best and final form.
See it if Straight and gay couples grappling with a world full of uncertainty and senseless violence makes you curious.
Don't see it if You want a fully realized piece of theatre: this needs pruning and shaping, but there is enough here to hold your interest.
See it if You want to see a bit of the old Ludlam magic on stage. Some good laughs and the "fish" nearly steal the show.
Don't see it if You expect a well balanced cast and hope for the old and brilliant Ludlam style. It is only hinted at here.
See it if Brilliant acting (Cranston and a few others) is your thing, and you cannot stomach what has happened to "democracy".
Don't see it if You love Trump. A lot of this can be seen as a direct slap at the idiot in the White House (which one??).
See it if Like most of the Universe, you are in love with Harry and all of his brilliant, strange, macabre and all-consuming ensemble of "friends."
Don't see it if You expect the "punch" of the movies: it is there, but not to the degree you might desire. If you are on a tight budget.
See it if The score, the story, a new view of the material.......and you are sick of the crap that Broadway brings along all too often these days.
Don't see it if You are a boring person who likes the same thing on his or her "plate".
See it if A show like Cradle Will Rock needs a brilliant staging to make it work for today, in "trumpworld". This is obviously not it.
Don't see it if You enjoy good theatre where you are inspired and you want to cheer.
See it if Gurney fans who want to see every production of his work might feel happy. And actors with some challenges are to be applauded.
Don't see it if You expect a totally professional show.
See it if You love the Broadway musicals with heart, passion, wonder!
Don't see it if You enjoy Broadway junk. This is quality stuff in every way. It takes immense talent to make a show like Anastasia.
See it if It is lovely to see decent people with all their flaws triumph and make the family unit work: tradition lives!
Don't see it if You are such a picky theatre snob that you let the imperfections bother you. It does not have to be perfect to be perfect.
See it if If you love everything Jewish, even when it is in somewhat questionable taste and you have to see every musical in NYC.
Don't see it if You do not mind a hodge podge of plot points that can be very irritating.
See it if You are into gay male relationships and the reasons that lives can go off kilter, and can come back on track.
Don't see it if You are not interested in gay characters and might be offended by a few bare butts. The play can still use some work.
See it if A lot more of a production than you might expect, there is a lot of fun to be had, and many sobering moments. Quite wonderful.
Don't see it if You expect "Broadway"............although you will get some of that, too. The audience loved it.
See it if You enjoy good ensemble acting, a few surprises along the way, and do not expect a great (but pleasant) play.
Don't see it if You are easily excitable (I won't tell you why), expect something totally original or are squeamish.
See it if Brilliant acting and a story that needs to be told and heard and held close to our hearts (and minds).
Don't see it if You want to grow as a human being (liberal or conservative).
See it if Loved the music, lots of energy on stage, nice performances, lots of laughs.
Don't see it if You are a prude and want a finished product; this needs lots of cutting and refocusing.
See it if You want to love Ibsen's message: stupid people hate facts and the truth (does this ring a bell?). And you enjoy energetic stagings.
Don't see it if You love Trump and a lot of the other imbeciles who elected him. This is a wordy play, but there is a fine payoff.
See it if You love seeing government officials making fools of themselves.....does this remind you of anything??
Don't see it if You are expecting to be wowed. That wow factor is missing, although a lot of funny lines, especially in the set-up in Act I, do land well.