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See it if Broadway at its finest, transformative storytelling of a known tale using the best of the new medium of theater
Don't see it if a smaller, intimate show or original IP
See it if you enjoy musical comedy and great comedic acting with a heartwarming message at the end
Don't see it if you want a full blown musical spectacle; this is a smaller ensemble musical, but still packs in a lot of humor and energy!
See it if you want to see a well-written, stupendously acted story about the tensions in a Southern town immediately after the civil rights movement.
Don't see it if you don't enjoy intelligent plays or want something light
See it if you want to see fantastic acting and singing; a lovely story about love (friendship & romantic), being unsure of yourself, and living in NYC
Don't see it if you don't enjoy small ensemble musicals, want a book-heavy musical (the show is completely sung through) or don't want to cry and feel!
See it if You want to see talented actors tell a story of a particular African American experience. A play that cleverly subverts genre and stereotype
Don't see it if You prefer traditional play forms (they break the 4th wall frequently) or don’t want to see a show about relevant and difficult topics
See it if you enjoy Sara Bareilles' music, appreciate female driven theatre (both on and off stage!), and want a fun, uplifting story.
Don't see it if you prefer dance-heavy/spectacle
See it if you want an energetic, uplifting, and fun musical experience. The songs are contemporary and catchy, and the show has a great message
Don't see it if you prefer more intimate or serious shows
See it if you want to see a detailed, immersive, cleverly designed environment, energetic and moving songs, or are interested in traditional fables.
Don't see it if you are not interested in seeing a show in the round
See it if you love new and groundbreaking musical theatre with a resonant message, contemporary music, and a strong, small ensemble cast
Don't see it if you want large dance numbers or abundant spectacle
See it if you enjoy the YA novel, you enjoy seeing a small cast come together to create a world/story out of limited props/costumes/resources.
Don't see it if you are expecting a large Broadway show. This very much feels like an Off-Broadway show on a Broadway stage (not a bad thing!)
See it if you enjoy creative takes on Shakespeare's classics, you want to see a cast of all (very talented and funny) women, you like creative staging
Don't see it if you want a classic Shakespeare setting or do not want to see anything cut from the original script.
See it if you enjoy spectacle theater and want to see amazing puppetry like you've never seen before. You want to see the lead giving it her all!
Don't see it if you are looking for a more serious plot, or enjoy small and intimate shows
See it if you are interested in connecting cultural themes and touchpoints from past history to today, you like edgy and non-traditional storytelling
Don't see it if you prefer more classic representations of history or traditional plot structure. You don't like dark comedy.
See it if you enjoy learning about how cocktails are made in a light-hearted and humorous setting (with great food as well!)
Don't see it if you are under 21 or if you are solely a beer or wine fan.
See it if you want to see contemporary musical theatre at its finest, love hip-hop or "non-traditional" musical theatre songs, or are a history-buff
Don't see it if you are looking for a classic, Golden age Broadway musical
See it if you enjoy heavy ensemble musicals, hopeful + welcoming characters, and a story about communities and how people interact with one another
Don't see it if the subject matter is too serious/painful for you
See it if you are looking for a show different from "traditional" Broadway. If you are a fan of plays with smart dialogue and a slower pace.
Don't see it if you are looking for a fast-moving spectacle
See it if you want to see a full spectacle - stunning ensemble dance numbers, beautiful songs, great acting, and a funny simple plot.
Don't see it if you are interested in more contemporary theatre, aren't attracted to star-casted shows, or are looking for a show with a serious message