What do the gray scores mean?
A gray score for a show means that the critic and/or member reviews are for a previous version of the show (rather than for the current version). We determine “previous” or “current” by comparing the date of the review with the date on which the current show starts previews. Of course, sometimes it’s hard to judge whether a previous version of the show is the same show, or whether the show has changed so much that the current version is a completely different show. That’s one of the things that makes theater so interesting! In any case, seeing reviews from previous versions is helpful, especially when there is little other information available.