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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 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 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 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'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 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 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 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 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'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 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 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 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 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 can't resist R&H musicals. Music is still beautiful & lyrics inspiring. Performances were mostly delightful. Congrats to Mary Testa.
Don't see it if You can't bear to see revisions to an old favorite. Using modern video techniques don't work as well as actors speaking face to face.
See it if You wonder if you're guilty of racism/sexism and don't know it. Watch a couple in love dealing with their innermost beliefs as they arise.
Don't see it if You don't care about other people's emotional issues or want to face your own.
See it if You enjoy a unique story about the pop scene performed by an all female cast. Very cleverly performed and unexpectedly interesting & clever.
Don't see it if You don't care anything about Eddie Van Halen & David Lee Roth's shenanigans or don't know about their talents and music.
See it if You like a great score and a universal story about loss and love in a family. Teenage boy is having a hard time relating to his mother.
Don't see it if You want a typical Broadway musical with lots of sparkle and big dance routines. This show is by the Next to Normal team. It's serious.
See it if You enjoy a real spectacle live and on stage. Amazing special effects demonstrating what can be done by clever talented people.
Don't see it if You want more story...& a protagonist to respect. King Kong represents cruelty to animals. Greed and abuse for extravagant personal gains.
See it if You are concerned about the state of criminal justice for some citizens, primarily of color. Scout was amazing, script was perfect. See it.
Don't see it if You don't care that justice isn't for all. What's wrong with the world isn't your concern.
See it if You like British theater regardless of how contrived the plot and unlikely the ending. Well acted. Took 2 viewings to understand.
Don't see it if You like theater that makes you work hard to figure out the convoluted plot.
See it if You want to see Idina Menzel as a straight actor. She is wonderful. The play has some wonderful characters.
Don't see it if You don't appreciate stories about "odd" couples, or family dynamics that are peculiar and far from normal.
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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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'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 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 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 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.
See it if You love a human interest story of a family wandering homeless in their own country. The acting is outstanding. Like Waiting for Godot.
Don't see it if You have no empathy for refugees or people without rights in their own country.
See it if You remember the years when the Vietnam war draft was front & center for all young men. Passions ran high. Reliving those times was hard.
Don't see it if You don't care to remember which side of the anti-war movement you were supporting. Still not clear if protests changed anything.
See it if You love Alice in Wonderland and are willing to see how it can be changed to suit this fantastic story of love & loss. Very compelling story
Don't see it if You don't like musicals and don't care about fairytales.
See it if You want to experience American history in a new effective way. Learn about a 1st father thru music and rap dialogue. Unique and fabulous.
Don't see it if You don't like rap music or musicals, have no interest in American history.
See it if The intent of The Jungle from the moment you enter the theater is to subject you to the chaos, indignity & cruelty of Calais detention camp.
Don't see it if Don't see The Jungle if you don't care about the huge # of people stranded miles from home. If you know life sucks for some, don't bother.
See it if You love Cher and Bway musicals. Gorgeous costumes. Stephanie Block captures Cher's magic. Fabulous. Clever use of 3 Cher characters.
Don't see it if You don't like big musicals and don't appreciate Cher or her music.
See it if You enjoy great word play and the difference between literal/figurative, poetic license vs journalistic accuracy. What matters in an essay?
Don't see it if Don't see the show if you prefer musicals and don't like wordy dramas.
See it if You care about lives of soldiers at war. Amazing how one actor can accurately depict the horrors of war on stage. War is hell for everyone.
Don't see it if Can't bare to see how the horrors of war impact ordinary people's lives.
See it if You want to experience a brilliant reenactment of Bizet's music of Carmen with Hammerstein's lyrics in a familiar story of unrequited love.
Don't see it if You don't like the music of Carmen. Give your seat to someone who cares.