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See it if You want to be entertained by a wonderful, enthusiastic cast. Loved Will Shakespeare & Anne Hathaway joining forces to update R & J.
Don't see it if You don't want to see R & J updated by today's standards. And don't go if you don't like musicals.
See it if You are interested in how the world treats your fellow man. How do you face the world fresh every day when all you find are obstacles?
Don't see it if I found the ending a little off putting. I wasn't convinced that Willie committed suicide.
See it if You like a wonderful cast, perfect staging, fabulous performances. Even though it's kinda tacky sometimes, it's just thoroughly enjoyable.
Don't see it if You don't like old fashioned stories and predictable outcomes, don't go to see this show.
See it if You want to see what a great composer and lyricist can do to create a masterpiece. You can't help but know this is a fabulous work of art.
Don't see it if You're not impressed with Stephen Sondheim's music and lyrics. This is the best of the best.
See it if You appreciate a beautifully crafted show with wonderful performances, lovely sets and a believable fairy-tale story.
Don't see it if You don't prefer stories that require suspension of logic, like a fairy tale.
See it if You like broad, slap-stick humor. Captures the difficulty in keeping a public figure on the up&up in full view of the world.
Don't see it if You don't find this kind of humor funny. Too much yelling and I didn't like the screwball antics.
See it if You see all the versions of Shakespeare's plays to see what's new on stage. I enjoyed hearing the familiar parts of the play.
Don't see it if You find Shakespeare's plays difficult to follow.
See it if You find how strangers react to each other at a dinner party to honor a dearly departed sister of the host.
Don't see it if You have no interest in watching strangers interact in pursuit of enlightment.
See it if You're interested in people's lives and feelings. Lighting plays a great role in moving the story line.
Don't see it if You don't care to study how people deal with life's difficulties.
See it if you like David Mamet's style of writing. The play holds your attention by subtly revealing little clues about each character's nature.
Don't see it if You don't care about the characters in the story and what happens to them.
See it if You're interested in politics & are interested in seeing how towns are run on a local level. Corruption & mismanagement start at the bottom.
Don't see it if You are turned off by politics & are not interested in seeing how it works on stage. I should have been appalled but I wasn't.
See it if You love Michael Jackson's music. 1st act starts slowly & is a bit flat. 2nd act has great dancing & bway production magic. Needs cutting.
Don't see it if You don't care for MJ's music or style of performing. Book could be better.
See it if You want to see hope coming to an unusual community... ex-cons working together in a sandwich shop. Very clever, poignant and funny.
Don't see it if The manager who also has spent time behind bars shows no kindness. It's hard to see.
See it if The performances are top notch with innovative characters and costumes.
Don't see it if The story isn't clear from the beginning but finally develops in the 2nd act.
See it if You want to see how perfection is achieved on stage by formidable actors with an amazing script. Utter perfection.
Don't see it if the topic of what happens when a family & its forbears loses control of its moral compass.
See it if You like period theater pieces and you like English parlor theater.
Don't see it if You're expecting the caliber of their production of Sense & Sensibility. Here, who the characters were was confusing, the play was too long.
See it if You want to hear Norm Lewis sing a short song... Characters can be entertaining.
Don't see it if You're expecting a riveting, consequential story. You won't get it. Off-Broadway would have been more appropriate. Needed better editing.
See it if The Tudors interest you. The lyrics are clever and tell the story of each wife & why they didn't last. Funny with great harmonizing.
Don't see it if You don't care about Henry VIII & how he treated his wives. If you need a plot, this is not your play.
See it if You love Bob Dylan's music and want to see how a new story could incorporate Dylan's poetry & song into a show. Very minimalistic design.
Don't see it if You don't like Bob Dylan's music and want a more glitzy musical.
See it if Plays that tell us about people who meet and like what they see and use rhyme as dialogue to communicate and narrate the action. And then..
Don't see it if You don't like rhyming... and don't care to see what can happen when strangers meet and then split.
See it if You want to understand what it means to be a black man facing the probability of getting HIV: one in two will get HIV during their lives.
Don't see it if You aren't interested in what happens to people without resources to be healthy or get treatment (meds) for their HIV infections.
See it if You are interested in ethical quandaries people encounter. Staging was amazing with large props that moved thruout the show.
Don't see it if You only like musicals and don't care about questions of morality and ethical behavior. Accountability is important.
See it if You love great entertainment. Funny, delightful, great singing and clever.
Don't see it if You don't like musicals and never liked the show.
See it if You like shows that feel authentic and tell an important story about people whose lives are unknown to us. Loved the acting and the script.
Don't see it if You don't care about the subject of gay men and their lives and obstacles they face to finding happiness.
See it if You love the score and you have to see all the revivals regardless of whether you'll be disappointed. I enjoyed the backdrop videos.
Don't see it if You don't want to sully your memory of the 1st production of the show you ever saw. The huge videos overwhelmed the performances.
See it if You're a fan of Joshua Henry. He's the center of the show. Justice is denied to a young man and changes his life forever to his detriment.
Don't see it if You don't care how the criminal justice system ruins the lives of so many people of color.
See it if You're a fan of Tennessee Williams' plays and Marisa Tomei's performances. It's a study of despair, passion lost & found.
Don't see it if You don't prefer Tennessee Williams' plays. The set is languid and sultry but confusing. There is too much mythology and mindless worship.
See it if You are a Tina Turner fan forever & appreciate her versatility. Adrienne Warren should get a Tony Award for her performance.
Don't see it if You don't care about the trajectory of a performer's life's work and the hardships to overcame to become the singer we all admire.
See it if You're a fan of David Byrne of Talking Heads. His music is rhythmic and original. The ensemble of percussionists & guitar talent is awesome.
Don't see it if You don't like David Byrne's music or his production style. There's no story, just musical performances. Choreography is minimal.
See it if You saw "Here Lies Love" and enjoyed the "movable" stage aspect. Plot and connection to Oscar Wilde was murky at best. Too much going once.
Don't see it if You don't like to stand during the entire performance and are not used to a chaotic scene on & off stage.
See it if You like plays by Harold Pinter who is a word master. Minimal staging perfect for play emphasizing deep meaning of characters' interactions.
Don't see it if You don't like dramas that aren't literal and that don't help you understand the playwright's intentions.
See it if You like musical extravaganzas. Staging is mesmerizing in the extreme. Dancing is very creative. Loved the casting. Everyone did their best.
Don't see it if You don't like musicals and want an original score instead of old rock songs inserted into dialogue.
See it if you understand the story of Orpheus & Euridice and want to see a reworking of the ancient story. Andre De Shields is marvelous. Inventive.
Don't see it if you don't like musicals and aren't ready for new interpretations of old myths.
See it if You enjoy bravura performances from 2 highly talented actors. Each shares very personal, difficult life experiences. Most of us would not.
Don't see it if You aren't interested in the introspection of others or if you don't want to think about your own fears of intimacy.
See it if You love the music of the Temptations. The performances by all the actors in the show are perfection. Perfect choreography, staging, dancing
Don't see it if You don't know the Temptations and don't care to know more about them and listen to their stories.
See it if You find short plays satisfying. 1st play-WWII vet unable to cope. 2nd-couple still wondering about being married. 3rd addresses racism.
Don't see it if You don't like short plays because they don't cover enough ground.
See it if You're interested in medieval history of women. Families with too many kids gave them to the Church. In prison, women achieved creativity.
Don't see it if You don't like seeing historic Church cruelty under the guise of, "Look how much they accomplished in isolation."
See it if You like Chekhov's plays. Interesting characters. Trying to find the 3 Sisters updated was challenging. Loved that Masha was played by a man
Don't see it if You don't like Chekhov's plays which can be very outdated and heavy handed.
See it if You like Rita Rudner's sense of humor. Somewhat preposterous premise. The singing was impressive and unexpected.
Don't see it if You don't find Rita Rudner's sense of humor interesting.
See it if You're interested in understanding your subconscious racist attitudes. Do you think a black family could live in a middle class setting?
Don't see it if You don't want to figure out some of the play's ways of provoking your undercurrent racism. Who is really in the family is confusing.
See it if You are a big fan of the movie and want to see how it transfers to the stage. Hilarious, clever, great performances by Alex Brightman.et al.
Don't see it if You don't know about the movie, don't have a sense of humor and don't want to see a show about death.
See it if You enjoyed the movie and want to see what Bway can do with it. Very familiar story of high school kids who don't always behave nicely.
Don't see it if You don't like musicals and don't care to see high school girls/boys behaving like you did.
See it if You enjoy theater that surprises you from start to finish. The acting is superb and the characters engage your interest.
Don't see it if You don't care about personal relationship's ups and down.
See it if You enjoy a Bway musical with a winning story about how "right" can prevail. I love a happy ending...
Don't see it if You don't like musicals and have no empathy for students who don't get recognition for being who they are and who they love.
See it if You enjoy a show with a controversial subject. Heidi Schreck tells you about the scope of the constitution and its shortcomings.
Don't see it if You want to see a show that is more like Bway. This is almost a standup performance with a minimal cast and staging. Remains small.
See it if You enjoy stories about ordinary people trying to make emotional & affectionate connections. Michael Shannon & Audra McDonald are great.
Don't see it if You prefer musicals to a straight play. If you don't want to see a play with no real action or plot don't see this play.
See it if You love Bway musicals. And if you enjoyed Tootsie the movie, you'll love Tootsie the musical. It's a love story. "Me too" has new meaning.
Don't see it if You don't like musicals and didn't like Tootsie the movie. Accepting idea of a man dressing as a woman & getting a job as a woman is hard.