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See it if If you’re a fan of Yiddish shows, this is a must-see. See it if you want to learn more about other Shalom Aleichem works, esp Tevye stories.
Don't see it if If you want a fully-staged elaborate production, with a large cast. Or if you don’t enjoy hearing the Yiddish language.
See it if If you like Sondheim and in particular Sweeney Todd, this is an engrossing production that is more intimate than previous productions.
Don't see it if You hate Sondheim or don’t want to be “up close” to the action.
See it if If you are a fan of Jason Robert Brown, and appreciate “doing more with less,” this show is a must-see for fans of musical theater.
Don't see it if If you only like fully-staged “big” musicals.
See it if If you enjoy absorbing Theater combined with dance and ballet, as this is more of a dance play than a traditional musical.
Don't see it if If you only like traditional type musicals
See it if If you are a fan of Albee, Glenda Jackson and Laurie Metcalfe. The acting is terrific and it is a rare chance to Glenda Jackson on stage.
Don't see it if If you don’t like Albee plays, or find nonlinear plots difficult to follow.
See it if You were a fan of the Jerry Springer talk show and don’t mind profanity and adult situations.
Don't see it if If you only like tradional works and have a low tolerance for raunchy behavior and x-rated language and situations.
See it if If you are a fan of John Lithgow and enjoy good, old-fashioned storytelling.
Don't see it if If you dislike one man shows with a minimalistic set.
Also Try to see it when there is a performance extra pre or post/show talk.
See it if You are a huge fan of the film.
Don't see it if If you like “big” musicals. This show is more suited than an intimate off-Broadway theater.
Also The reviews were generally raves, which raises one’s expectations.
See it if If you like experimental productions of classic plays.
Don't see it if If you like traditional productions of Shakespeare and being able to understand what is being said really matters to you.
See it if If you like big band music and inventive choreography. It is entertaining, but not a must-see. The 2 leads are very good.
Don't see it if You don't have patience for a story line that is predictable and a bit cliched. Don't go expecting classic songs of the big band era.
See it if You are a fan of the novel and are not squeamish about seeing a graphic torture scene.
Don't see it if You do not like shows about a dystopian future and cannot bear to watch intense torture scenes.
See it if If you are not afraid to see shows that deal with human emotion and painful topics
Don't see it if You dislike shows about teenage angst or find it hard to deal topics such as suicide
See it if You don't mind a modern take on a "sequel" to a traditional and classical work. You like great acting.
Don't see it if It will bother you to have an anachronistic and minimalistic staging - traditional costumes but modern language patterns.
See it if If you enjoy theater that deals with important social issues.
Don't see it if If you want a light topic or elaborate productions. The dialogue in the first scene was hard to understand.
See it if If you are a fan of Patti Lupone and Christine Ebersole. They carry the show and are worth the price of admission.
Don't see it if If you are not willing to overlook a somewhat weak score in order to see 2 great performances.
See it if If you are a fan of the Lerner and Loewe music, this production is a must-see. The performances by all of the leads are terrific.
Don't see it if Be forewarned that the ending is not the same as the one widely-known from the movie, which may upset some theater-goers.
See it if If you are a fan of classic Rodgers and Hammerstein musicals, this is a must-see. The choreography is terrific.
Don't see it if You are not a fan of classic Broadway musicals, or you want only a very traditional staging.
See it if If you are a fan of the Harry Potter books and movies, this show is a must-see. Staging and magical effects were terrific.
Don't see it if If you are a Muggle who knows nothing about the Harry Potter story.
See it if If you know the opera and want to see a different take on the basic plot. If you appreciate great staging but in a minimalist style.
Don't see it if If you hate opera and are averse to John Doyle’s pared down style. Or if you would be upset that an hour of the original show was cut
See it if If you are a fan of the cartoon series, or like light-hearted shows with clever staging and some great performances.
Don't see it if You don’t like shows based on animated TV series or only want to see serious-minded shows.
See it if If you like smaller scale musicals with a timely message and appreciate serious social topics.
Don't see it if You only like light subject matter and want to see a lavish musical.
See it if If you are a fan of Mark Rylance or like this type of music.
Don't see it if The writing could have been tightened. The storyline was somewhat confusing.
See it if If you are a balletomane, and are interested in the Ballet Russes. The acting was very strong.
Don't see it if If you only like linear story lines. The staging is minimalistic, so don’t go if that bothers you. You have no interest in ballet.
Also It helps a lot if you know the back story of Nijinsky and Diaghilev.
See it if See it if you are a fan of Steve Martin’s writing and if you love Amy Shumer. See it if you like quirky, off-kilter shows.
Don't see it if If you only like serious plays or shows with a straight-forward narrative.
See it if If you enjoy clever updates of classic stories. A must-see if you appreciate intelligent writing in both rhymed couplets and lyrics.
Don't see it if You hate country western music.
Also This is a fun show and should be on every theater-goers must-see list.
See it if A must-see if you read and enjoyed the book that the show is based on. See it if you want to be moved and uplifted.
Don't see it if If you only like shows that are plot based with a linear story, or like big, splashy productions.
See it if You enjoy seeing productions of seldom-seen works that have fallen into obscurity but deserve to be better known.
Don't see it if You have low tolerance for shows that are slightly dated
See it if You like cleverly staged, intelligent dramas and appreciate talented actors portraying multiple roles.
Don't see it if You do not appreciate non-traditional staging or the story of Of Human Bondage
See it if If you care about innovative theater and are not afraid of non-traditional casting. Brilliant and seamless blend of musical styles. Go!
Don't see it if You like very traditional musicals or if you hate rap or hip hop.
Also This is a must-see if you love theater.
See it if A must-see if you are a fan of Bette Midler and enjoy old fashioned musicals
Don't see it if Dislike Bette Midler and are put off by somewhat corny humor, and dislike old fashioned musicals
See it if You like thought-provoking works that deal with historical events. Great acting and don't be intimidated by the nearly 3 hour running time.
Don't see it if You don't care about political topics and are put off by somewhat minimalistic staging.
See it if A must-see if you are a Sondheim fan. Jake Gyllenhal and Annaleigh Ashford are terrific.
Don't see it if If you don't like Sondheim musicals or shows that don't have big production values.
See it if Based on the reviews, afraid that I'd be bored. Thought the staging and performances were excellent, especially by the actress playing Joan
Don't see it if Don't like rock opera or non-traditional stagings.
See it if You like classic plays with a big cast and good acting. The second and third acts were excellent.
Don't see it if You want a fast paced play. It is overly long and the first act is slow moving, but it improves greatly once Nathan Lane makes his entrance