See it if you have children and want to expose them to a family friendly (and child friendly) Broadway musical.
Don't see it if you are expecting to be blown away by Disney Magic. (This show lacks a wow factor - nothing stands out except the wonderful performers.)
See it if you enjoy Chekhov and at minimum don't mind having to analyse and reflect on the show to fully understand the play, you like intense drama.
Don't see it if you need the shows to be constantly moving or evenly paced. The 1st act is slow with little plot development, and the other acts are uneven.
See it if you enjoy lighthearted comedies, are a fan of any of the performers (Kevin Kline, Cobie Smulders, Kate Burton, etc.), and you want to laugh.
Don't see it if you want deep drama with profound meaning, don't like long plays teetering on farce, or dislike comedies.
See it if you ever worried about finding love; struggled as your role in your friends' lives changed & you weren't ready for it; enjoy romantic comedy
Don't see it if you find the search for love to be cliché; you dislike when characters move fluidly from one scene to another; need complete resolution.
See it if you love theatre, both Broadway and West End, want to see clips from the theatre on film and tape archive, costumes, props, scripts, etc.
Don't see it if a behind the scenes, up-close glimpse into creating world class theatrical productions isn't your thing. You need the exhibit to be large.
See it if you enjoy serious plays that challenge your mind by forcing you to make assumptions and interpretations in order to have some understanding
Don't see it if you are expecting a comedy - it is NOT funny, or a play where the plot is clear instead creating confusion and endless intrepreatations
See it if you enjoy tales of people overcoming obstacles & making the best of their situations; you liked the movie; you like Sara Bareilles's music.
Don't see it if spousal abuse & sexual affairs make you uncomfortable; you dislike upbeat musicals; you hate pies and the lovely smell of pie.
See it if you enjoy any of the great performers, you enjoy pieces that explore how our individual choices affect the lives of those around us.
Don't see it if you are not open to alternative lifestyles, blended families, and homosexuality, or if you want something fluffy or completely happy.
See it if the 60s and all that followed molded or changed your life. You are a child of a baby boomer and enjoy thought provoking plays.
Don't see it if you are a baby boomer that isn't ready to evaluate the impact your generation had on the world, be it for better or worse.
See it if the greatly talented cast intrigues you. It is a fast paced comedy, but Nathan Lane steals the show and increases the pace in Acts 2 and 3.
Don't see it if three hour shows are not for you. If you expect this to be modernized or amended to fit current norms or the current political climate.
See it if you enjoy close up magic, great card tricks, audience participation, woven together into a personal story, that will leave you thinking.
Don't see it if you dislike one man shows, are expecting flashy magic tricks, i.e. sawing a woman in half. This is an intimate theatre and performance.
See it if you have not already seen it. This is a classic for a reason. Every detail is beautiful; the songs and the story whisk everyone away.
Don't see it if you prefer straight plays, or you dislike romance and love stories, or if you are not a fan of composer Andrew Lloyd Webber.
See it if enjoy young talent- the children play their instruments live every night! This is fun for the whole family; sit back and just enjoy the rock
Don't see it if you are looking for something deep. This is predictable fun - boy gets girl, people see the error of their ways, no one goes to jail, etc.
See it if you love the Rockettes, or you need a show that your kids and out-of-town relatives will enjoy; it is a cute tale aimed at tourists and kids
Don't see it if you know NYC geography and want a strong book, or dislike tourists taking pictures and video during the show, and no one stopping them.
See it if you want to explore and understand how an autistic person interacts with and sees the world; you enjoy simple but extremely creative staging
Don't see it if you can't follow plays presented in non-traditional formats; you prefer fluffy theatre; or, you do not want to ruminate on the themes & plot
See it if you seek educational kid friendly shows; it teaches about immigration by presenting the Statue of Liberty as if she were a human immigrant.
Don't see it if you want good musical theatre - the actors are very talented, but the songs and story are not fully developed, not engaging, and need work.
See it if you can laugh at the trials and tribulations of the daily grind of marriage & raising children, presented as a sweet comedic one-woman show.
Don't see it if you don't like one-woman shows or audience participation, or if you want risqué humor and can't appreciate innocuous jokes about daily life.
See it if you would like to know how J.M. Barre, the creator of Peter Pan, brought Pan to being - this is NOT a retelling of Peter Pan.
Don't see it if you expect just plain old Peter Pan - you will not fly to Neverland, but you will find some joy and sadness, possibly covered in Pixie dust.
See it if you enjoy being told a story by people whose mere words paint the scene for you with soft poetic piano bar-esque music complementing same.
Don't see it if you dislike monologue heavy, thought provoking productions; seek a musical with flashy song and dance numbers; dislike female storytelling.
See it if a Shakespeare themed improv group with raunchy humor, and alcohol everywhere makes you laugh - No prior Shakespeare experience needed.
Don't see it if you expect a full unabridged Shakespeare play; dislike drunken revelry; or, take Shakespearean works seriously and can not poke fun at them.
See it if wonderful choreography, set design, and actors give you great joy; a sweet tale masterfuly told warms your heart; or, you want to feel good.
Don't see it if you disliked the book; prefer raunchy, or dark, or challenging theater; need musicals with large show stopping numbers; dislike young leads.
See it if like whimsical southern fairy tales, country and bluegrass music, enjoy lighthearted funny musicals, and enjoy a good old country jamboree.
Don't see it if you dislike: a predictable story line, self aware and self deprecating shows, slap stick and, at times, bawdy humor, or hoedowns.
See it if you enjoy intelligent musicals that show growth and change in individuals and groups as they struggle to maintain "tradition" in new worlds.
Don't see it if you want a fluffy musical with tap dancing and large show stopping numbers, or prefer your musicals full of satire or cynicism.
See it if you love theater, enjoy the drama that goes into putting on a production both on stage and backstage, love to laugh, and have fun.
Don't see it if you want an intense thought provoking play, or won't enjoy a play within a play, or won't enjoy seeing both sides of a production.
See it if you like shows that are created to force you to reflect AND challenge your views; you think about corporate ethics, and enjoy brainstorming.
Don't see it if you like plot lines to be neatly wrapped up by the end of the show; you don't like morality shoved down your throat through paranoia.
See it if you enjoy shows that explore different interpretations of the same events, human emotions and unresolved issues . Masterful cast.
Don't see it if you want a fast paced comedy (this has funny moments, but is a drama), dislike familial struggles and the 'baggage' that we all carry.
See it if you enjoy theatre that reflects the state of society, attempts to explain the human condition, and will leave you changed from when you sat.
Don't see it if you prefer lighthearted shows (this is intense), you need a happy ending, or you need shows to be presented in a linear format.
See it if you enjoy immersive shows with the action developing all around you throughout the theatre, audience participation, and excellent singing.
Don't see it if you dislike songs that convey plot & characters' thoughts & emotions; shows that are fully sung; strobe lights; a mix of old & new worlds.
See it if you enjoy non-stop journeys of song that will will lift you up, while exporing humanity's goodness and perseverance during troubling times.
Don't see it if can't confront the events of 9/11; struggle when actors switch roles mid-song; don't want to be emotionally touched; need elaborate staging
See it if you enjoy great performers, sparse props and scenery, musicals narrated by the main character, ballads, and soft sweet musicals.
Don't see it if you are looking for a fast paced musical with mostly an uptempo score, showstopping dance numbers, or grandiose staging.
See it if you love a cappella music - excellent singers; you like romantic comedies, happy endings, and the idea that we are all connected.
Don't see it if you are annoyed by New York stereotypes, e.g. struggling actor, dirty subways, rude people, etc., or loose character & plot connections.
See it if you grew up in an Italian-American neighborhood/family/heritage/appreciation and understand mob culture v. family especially during the 60s
Don't see it if you dislike coming of age tales, love stories, Italian-American culture, or musicals based off movies, or the mafia.
See it if you like to watch people ruin other people through manipulation games and tricks, or like exploring the minds of manipulatime people.
Don't see it if you are expecting a comedy, desire flashy staging, have trouble hearing, don't like plays that showcase sexual it and manipulation.
See it if you like traditional magic shows with an ensemble of talented magicians and side show acts. Looking for a child friendly experience.
Don't see it if you are expecting large stage magic similar to that of Las Vegas acts like Penn and Teller or David Copperfield - It lacks Broadway luster.
See it if you want to get into the Holiday season, with a new twist on the classic Bing Crosby/Fred Astaire film, and enjoy the greatly talented cast.
Don't see it if you are expecting this to be the same exact story as the classic film, or if you didn't like the film.
See it if you will enjoy an artistic presentation of circus arts. This is a carefully developed masterpiece. You will be awed and never stop smiling.
Don't see it if you dislike beautiful acrobatics, gymnastics, unique acts and performers, or hate smiling. There is nothing like this, and you should see it
See it if you appreciate the talents of any of the cast. Their performances play with your imagination and make this 'updated' show worth seeing.
Don't see it if if you prefer a traditional staging of this play. The sets are minimal; the actors pull you in and together you create something special.
See it if you like original shows that are still rough around the edges, full of cheery and enthusiastic young actors working hard with weak material.
Don't see it if you expect an entirely put-together show. Good concept but needs work - Indecipherable lyrics, distracting ensemble, uneven cast & weak book
See it if you want great singing and a classic love tale told through a sweet simple, combination of mediums (musical, circus, and film).
Don't see it if you expect a lot of acrobatics, standard staging, or a new story - this is not a full on Cirque du Soleil show nor a full blown musical.
See it if you live for fun perfectly choreographed tap dancing; are a fan of any of the lead actors; want to see history come alive and stay with you.
Don't see it if you dislike tap heavy or historical musicals, or if you are expecting a revival of the original show - it is the back story of the original.
See it if you want to experience a classic play & appreciate life struggles. Excellent acting makes time dissappear as you are immersed in the story.
Don't see it if 3 hrs 45 mins of challenging family drama has no possibility of engaging your mind or if you enjoy ONLY light plays with happy engings.
See it if you like the simplicity of small productions, the play as written with a slight modern flair, and won't be distracted by a few bad actors.
Don't see it if you want Shakespeare in the Park quality, modren language, great staging, or an evenly talented cast - one or two actors are cringe worthy.
See it if you enjoy Rodgers and Hammerstein musicals, appreciate endings that can make you cry, you like the lead actors, and enjoy engaging staging.
Don't see it if beautiful costumes and staging will not be able to offset, for you, the few moments of week singing; you expect a new take on this Classic.
See it if you enjoy James Cagney; tap dancing makes your heart flutter; appreciate the drama of the old Hollywood studio system and one's rise to fame
Don't see it if classic film stars and films bore you; you don't know anything about the Hollywood contract system or McCarythism; hate tap heavy musicals.
See it if the star studded cast caught your eye, as their talents will delight you in this charming musical about finding love before the internet
Don't see it if predictable romantic comedies with happy endings displease you; you are cynical; or, you can't appreciate a sweet musical revival.
See it if you enjoy witty word play laden with double entendres, modern ideas and music imposed upon a historical time, and fun song and dance numbers
Don't see it if you don't like silly shows that poke fun at themselves and their themes, or shows that juxtapose historical eras with modern times.
See it if you love the movie Airplane!, and would love it's silliness in musical form with popular '70s songs adding to the craziness.
Don't see it if you dislike spoofs, kitschy story lines, '70s pop music or if you want some seriousness and intellectual redemption from the show.
See it if you enjoy banjo music or bluegrass music, like sweet and simple storytelling, can appreciate the beauty faced in everyday struggles.
Don't see it if you are looking for an over the top broadway musical with big show stopping production numbers, or you want a cynical or satirical show.
See it if you enjoy satire, enjoy South Park (same creators); feel anything is fair game for a joke and can laugh at same; enjoy showy funny musicals.
Don't see it if you feel religion and AIDS should never be joked about; dislike vulgar language and sexual innuendos; you take life very seriously.
See it if you like intellectual drama with a relatively fast pace, and thought provoking works that make you ponder the meaning of life's events.
Don't see it if you like puffy plays that are easy to follow and plays that repeatedly bombard you with the meaning of the play, or if you dislike dramas.