See it if You want to see Deirdre O'Connell in a tour de four performance (lip syncing to taped interviews with Hnath's mother).
Don't see it if You're fragile and can't handle stories about kidnapping and abuse.
See it if You idolize Suzanne Vega and want to see her on stage acting as well as singing/playing and you adore Michael Zegen.
Don't see it if You require big excitement and splashy musical numbers.
See it if You like Jewish humor---and not like typical Woody Allen/Larry David--and want to see another side of Orthodox Judaism.
Don't see it if You don't like standup comedy, one-man shows, or are terribly PC
See it if You are a theater geek who sees everything at the major OB theaters and want to see a Hnath play, even one that isn't very interesting.
Don't see it if Unless you see everything and have already seen about 20 other things currently playing.
See it if You want to see an early Kushner play with frightening parallels to present day.
Don't see it if You don't want to sit through three hour play that is highly self-conscious.
See it if You want to see a well-written, beautifully acted show about tough questions about life in contemporary (post 9/11) America.
Don't see it if You don't want to see a play that deals with justice, terrorism, race, and religion.
See it if You want to see the most original musical on or off-Broadway in years.
Don't see it if You are a prude uncomfortable with strong sexual content, easily offended, and dislike hard topics.
See it if You want to see some outstanding young actors in a play about families struggling to keep the lights on and rent paid.
Don't see it if You are easily depressed by people who can't make ends meet, and by the plight of high schoolers whose parents can't pay the bills.
See it if You like talk-y plays featuring New Yorkers in their early 30s coping with tragedy. And are a fan of Driver.
Don't see it if You don't like the 1987 play or are overly sensitive to not PC language.
See it if You like word-heavy plays about deeply damaged, high IQ, witty people in toxic relationships. Labute, Mamet etc
Don't see it if You are averse to plays that push envelopes, feature serious illness, infidelity, and difficult aggressive men.
See it if You love a well-crafted pop-rock musical with terrific acting, writing, and music.
Don't see it if You dislike musicals. That's the only reason not to see this show. If you're anti-gay this show may help you.
See it if You aren't wedded to the movie, want to see a bevy of brilliant actors doing their thing, hate the current POTUS. Or just love Cranston.
Don't see it if You can't sit for 2 hours and 10 minutes sans break. Or are a MAGA hat snowflake who will get hives. On second thought, go. Get hives.
See it if You are a compassionate intelligent human who appreciates exquisite writing and acting.
Don't see it if You are a bitter class warrior who thinks only poor people are allowed to experience pain or tragedy, like so many on the NYT FB thread.
See it if You are interested in complex musicals, Broadway history, and Alan Jay Lerner. I LOVED this show and would go again if I could.
Don't see it if You are a shallow person without a sense of humor, nuance, or ability to deal with complex material.
See it if You love Alan Lerner (and if you don't there is something very wrong with you), you enjoy light, funny, sweet musicals.
Don't see it if You require musicals to have a deep message or dislike staged concerts of musicals .
See it if You care even a little about Van Halen, grew up watching MTV in the 1980s, and want to see talented actors with extensive Bway/OB credits.
Don't see it if You are so rabid fan that you can't laugh about your idols, object to women playing men, hate rock, and lived under a rock in the 70s/80s.
See it if You liked Beast in the Jungle, love ballet (ABT principal star 13 years), enjoy ghost stories blended with typical infidelity set in NYC.
Don't see it if You are a dance philistine, dislike the gothic genre, demand great songs from a musical.
See it if You want to see a Tony-winning actor in a role unlike her past roles, like/know the story, and enjoy upbeat musicals.
Don't see it if You like short musicals or a purist. It does go on a bit. Also, if you're a Trumper and anti-immigrant.
See it if You liked the Grapes of Wrath and want to see a musicalized version of a grim Depression-era tale.
Don't see it if You'd rather rearrange your closet than sit through a depressing musical about Duluth in the 1930s set to Dylan tunes
See it if You want to see one of the great stage and film actresses of our time, enjoy subtle character studies, particularly about small-town people.
Don't see it if If you need fireworks and excitement or lack the patience /maturity for a three act play (which goes by fast).
See it if You want to see one of the most powerful , positive depictions of female friendship, empowerment, achievement and sexual desire.
Don't see it if You don't like plays with two women or are a sexist dope.
See it if You love or like Alanis Morrisette, like loud music, and want to see some great young performers/Elisabeth Stanley at top of game.
Don't see it if You dislike Alanis, loud musicals, or shows that are heavy message and verge on preachy/on the nose.
See it if You like musical parodies and appreciate smart lyrics and no pulled punches.
Don't see it if Parody isn't your thing. Or you haven't seen half or more of the shows satirized.
See it if Well, it closes on Sunday so this is more "you should have seen it" than "go see it it." But Jackson is a revelation.
Don't see it if You don't like long plays, hate King Lear or object to daring choices (there is a string quartet).
See it if You like watching some of your favorite TV stars acting their a**** off and like stories about 1% New Yorkers and black sheep relatives.
Don't see it if If you hate rich people (even if self-made and workaholics) and their psychological/family issues.
See it if You want to see a not very original message play about women's rights (abortion) and plight of the middle class (also fertility problems).
Don't see it if You are a theatergoer accustomed to more original, higher-quality off-Broadway productions.
See it if You want to see three brilliant comedic performances and are okay with scatological humor and daring/unconventional plays.
Don't see it if You don't like fart and poop and dick humor or are uncomfortable with experimental theater.
See it if You like Sam Shepard and want to see a funny, well-acted play about dysfunctional people without money.
Don't see it if You don't like stories about poor people even if it's not overly depressing.
See it if You want to see one of Broadway's young superstars killing it and want to see a great cast in a fun show with some snarky, relevant jokes.
Don't see it if If you only like musicals with lots of memorable songs you want to hear again.
See it if You know and love the movie, like stories that deal in a lighthearted but truthful way about mental illness.
Don't see it if You want a high-energy musical with big production numbers. This is more like a play with music. It's more play than musical.
See it if Well just see it because it's going to be nominated, there are some phenomenal people in it, and some killer numbers.
Don't see it if You hate musicals or require a musical to be full of hits. Some numbers are a snooze. Act II drags. But it's original and worth seeing.
See it if You are a sophisticated theatergoer who appreciates first-rate acting, direction, and writing.
Don't see it if You aren't a mature theatergoer who can sit for 3 hours and 15 minutes and don't care about American history or finance.
See it if You enjoy long plays about the Irish (and IRA) that go on 3 hours without much plot but feature exceptional actors (kids and adults both).
Don't see it if You don't like character studies without much of a plot.
See it if You are a kid or with a kid and don't mind some truly awful acting plus a loose baggy monster of a show.
Don't see it if You are an intelligent , adult theatergoer who appreciates musicals that make some kind of emotional sense.
See it if You want to see some of THE finest young singers and actors on and off -Broadway. Plus Colton Ryan and Zachary Downer (genius dancer)
Don't see it if You want to see a compelling musical with great lyrics and musics and book.
See it if You love Calvin Trillin or, shamefully, do not know him. You can start making up for lost time with this play.
Don't see it if You are an illiterate, insensate philistine, with no taste, no brain, and no heart.
See it if You like Neil LaBute, you want to see top actors (working on major TV shows but with theater lives too), you enjoy one-acts.
Don't see it if You don't like LaBute's verbal style, you dislike short plays.
See it if You want to see the best revival of this classic, haven't seen Laura Benanti (or have and madly in love with her).
Don't see it if You hate all musicals and have no taste whatever.
See it if You want to see a consummate comedian who is also a Thurber award winner at the top of his game. Also if you don't want/have kids.
Don't see it if You're a humorless parent who has to pretend that being a parent is perfect and easy and joyous. And you're can't hack honesty re parenthood