See it if you enjoy meaty dark musicals. NtN is NOT a musical comedy. It's the ugly side of life brilliantly illuminated on stage.
Don't see it if you like to "check out" at the theatre. Grabs you and won't let you go. Hard, painful but thoroughly rewarding. Far from a normal show.
See it if you can! and if you like rock musicals. Also, see if if you have battled or know anyone battling mental illness. It's very chilling.
Don't see it if you dislike rock musicals and can't deal with deep subject matter in a musical.
See it if you like edgy music and psychological storylines, you want a cerebral storytelling experience.
Don't see it if you are looking for diversity in casting or a fun song and dance show.
See it if you relate to people with mental health challenges, enjoy contemporary scores, be ready to cry. One of the best contemporary works around.
Don't see it if you're uncomfortable with dark subject matter, or deep explorations of mental illness.
See it if You want a wholly original musical about dealing with mental illness, accompanied by a spectacular rock score.
Don't see it if You want fluffy entertainment from your musicals, or are offended by swearing.
See it if you love original and though-provoking theater that has a message and expands the mind and the heart.
Don't see it if You don't enjoy rock musical or prefer lighter, less emotional and intense subject matters. This show isn't fluffy or ostentatious.
See it if you want to see something that sheds light on manic depression and if you love Alice Ripley. She was AMAZING. My FAVORITE Broadway Show.
Don't see it if you don't like shows about family dysfunction...
See it if you aren’t afraid to examine challenging issues of mental illness / you want a strong female lead / you are comfortable with complexity
Don't see it if you are uncomfortable dealing with mental health issues / you dislike a rock-infused score
See it if You want to see a fresh, contemporary musical that is a roller coaster of emotions. Score is wonderful. Don't read spoilers - just go!
Don't see it if You're not ready for weighty topics, or like your musicals light and frothy.
See it if You are excited to take a chance on an extremely well-rendered musical about mental illness.
Don't see it if You really don't like musical that can sometimes be hard to watch. Very moving, very disturbing content but also uplifting.
See it if Saw it off and on Bway. I felt I gained an understanding of mental disease and the family. Love helps and hurts.
Don't see it if You do not like reality in theater. If you want musicals to be filled with mindless jukebox songs.
See it if (saw the Nat'l tour) Modern style and phenomenal plot tore me apart. The characters are unrelenting. Respectfully handled. Wonderful.
Don't see it if It's beyond intense. Watch out if you have a history of mental health struggles. Potentially overwhelming. It's kind of the point though.