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See it if You enjoy broadway comedy. You loved Tootsie the movie. You don’t mind a score which is a little forgettable.
Don't see it if You are expecting an epic show along the lines of a Les Mis or Phantom. You think a man dressing as a woman is not funny.
See it if You love a traditional Broadway musical complete with big sets, beautiful costumes, and large ensemble dance numbers. You love Kelli O’Hara!
Don't see it if You prefer modern, or edgy musicals. You enjoy the incorporation of technology or contemporary themes. You are bored by long dance numbers.
See it if You enjoy one man shows. This is actually 2 but only 1 per act. Each act is its own monologue. You like Jake Gyllenhall or Tom Sturridge.
Don't see it if The thought of listening to two men each talking for 45 minutes makes you want to jump out of your skin.
See it if Enjoy plays with great acting. You are a fan of Jeff Daniels. You read the book and you are interested to see how it would be shown in 2019.
Don't see it if If you want to see the exact book portrayed on stage. The book starts with the trial and then flashes back and forth, not chronologically.
See it if You enjoy hearing a concert sung by one of the most beautiful voices on Broadway. You are a fan of Patina Miller and Pippin.
Don't see it if You don’t like Broadway songs and standards, mixed with some more contemporary music. You don’t enjoy hearing an artist talk to the audience
See it if You enjoys plays, particularly those that discuss current issues performed by a small cast. You want to hear discussion of racism in America
Don't see it if Plays on racism bother you - you would rather not see screaming and crying - you are looking for more light-hearted entertainment.
See it if You like great singing, you like Samantha Barks, you get a good price on a ticket.
Don't see it if You LOVED the movie, you are expecting to sing the songs on the way home, you want to bring your younger kids.
See it if You like one-person performances where the character takes you on a journey of innocence to experience. You are a Carey Mulligan fan.
Don't see it if You don’t like “monologue” plays, are offended by profanity, or can’t sit still for almost two hours.
See it if You enjoy a state of the art theatre experience; you are a Harry Potter fan; you don’t mind committing six plus hours to one show.
Don't see it if You haven’t read the Harry Potter books or seen the movies. You can still go but you won’t understand all the plot or characters.
See it if You are a Jessie Mueller, Renee Fleming, Joshua Henry or Lindsay Mendez fan or love long ballet dance numbers. You got free tickets.
Don't see it if You are looking for an intriguing storyline or a relevant and/or contemporary production. You are bothered by dated depictions of women.
See it if You loved a huge traditional musical with a big cast, amazing costumes, large ensemble numbers, and enjoy comedy.
Don't see it if You a looking for something edgy, dramatic, or with a modern storyline with political or cultural themes.
See it if you are interested in an historical portrayal of the AIDS crisis of the 1980s. You appreciate excellent acting, storytelling, and fantasy.
Don't see it if you are bothered by gay themes, sexual situations, particularly with men, and a brief scene with nudity.
See it if You are looking for a fresh take on Jane Austen. You enjoy slapstick comedy. You like a small cast playing multiple roles.
Don't see it if You are a traditional Jane Austen fan. You do not enjoy modern elements including modern music added to a 19th century themed show.
See it if you enjoy a musical in a Sondheim style of mainly singing with little dialogue. You enjoy contemporary musicals with small casts.
Don't see it if you are looking for a traditional musical with a large cast, lots of singing and dancing, and material that is not too heavy.
See it if You appreciate an intimate version of a classic musical, complete with stellar performances.
Don't see it if You are looking for a traditional theatre venue, a large orchestra, or lots of choreography.
See it if Watching two divas of Braoadway sing their faces off for an evening would keep you smiling for 24 hours!
Don't see it if You are easily bored. There is not too much of a story and the staging is pretty simple, but none of that bothered.
Also Patti and Christine are absolutely amazing. Such a treat!
See it if You enjoy modern musicals which think outside the box, and present beautifully performed material in a relevant manner.
Don't see it if You ar looking for an old-fashioned song and dance musical. The cast is small and there really isn't an ensemble.
Also Spectacular! An amazing performance by Ben Platt and the entire cast!
See it if You are looking for some great acting performances and you don't mind intense, sometimes disturbing moments.
Don't see it if If are looking for lavish sets or a traditional production.
See it if You never saw the original and gave nothing to compare it to.
Don't see it if You prefer traditional musicals with chorus line type dance numbers, or if raunchiness bothers you.
See it if You are a Nathan Lane fan. He doesn't appear until the second half of the show but he is worth the wait.
Don't see it if You don't have the patience to wait for the second half of the show. The first act is very slow.
See it if You love old-fashioned song and dance traditional musicals.
Don't see it if You were a fan of the movie. It is probably better if you haven't seen the movie 20 times.
See it if You like epic grand-scale operatic theatre.
Don't see it if You want an edgy, funny, or uplifting theatre experience. Although everyone needs to see Phantom once!
See it if You are a fan of Disney. You enjoy simple, child-like stories. You appreciate the use of technology on Broadway.
Don't see it if You are expecting a complex, layered story, and heavy choreography. You don’t like sitting near little kids talking through the whole show.
See it if You want to see a brand new spin on a traditional musical. You don’t mind minimalist staging, and don’t expect large ensemble numbers.
Don't see it if You only like traditional theatre. You are an Oklahoma purist. You like traditional casting and staging. You like a big cast and ensemble.
See it if You are a fan of Bryan Cranston. You saw the movie and are interested to see how it would transfer to the stage.
Don't see it if You don’t care for more contemporary plays. You dont like the use of technology. It bothers you that some of the action is to the side.
See it if You love large scale broadway musicals. You enjoy beautiful costumes and gorgeous sets. You love Lerner and Lowe.
Don't see it if You expect the show to be exactly the same as when you saw it years ago. The ending is different.
See it if You are a fan of great theatre. This show is long - at times the accents are a bit hard to understand, but it is SO well done -superb acting
Don't see it if You are not a fan of plays.This is a long show. One intermission and one pause. There are many things going on so you have to pay attention
See it if You enjoy watching amazing actors give a master class in understated performances.
Don't see it if Watching a story about dementia hits too close to home for you. It might be too hard to watch.
See it if You simply want an over-the-top fun night out and you want to laugh for 2 1/2 hours straight!
Don't see it if You only like serious musicals, or ones without a contemporary feel. You are looking for a traditional show, or one with a deep meaning.
See it if You just want to have a good old-fashioned theatre experience. I loved that it was a simple story with fun song and dance numbers.
Don't see it if You are looking for an edgy modern theatre experience. You don’t like musical comedy. You are looking for a fully staged show with big sets.
See it if You enjoy one woman shows about topics relevant to women in their middle years. You appreciate the work put into an energetic 90 minute show
Don't see it if You are looking for more of a play with character interactions and more of a plot. You can’t relate to the struggles of a divorcing woman
See it if You like a funny musical with great singing and dancing and don’t mind sexual, drug and alcohol humor. You like musicals in a high school.
Don't see it if You are a Mean Girls Purist. It is updated to 2018. My daughter’s favorite parts were those identical to the film. Many changes were made.
See it if You enjoy a contemporary, uplifting musical performed by a talented cast, and don’t mind minimal sets and non-traditional costuming.
Don't see it if Any story about 9/11 disturbs you. You hate non-traditional musicals and are looking for lavish sets and costumes.
See it if You are looking for a show that has great scenery, costumes and a predictable storyline.
Don't see it if You are looking for either very traditional musical theatre (large ensemble dance numbers) or edgy contemporary theatre.
See it if You are a fan of Jason Alexander or Sherri Renee Scott. You like small casts in an intimate theatre. You like comedy.
Don't see it if You are looking for an “epic” production. This is a small cast in a small theatre and is not trying to be anything other than entertaining.
See it if you love a great musical, wonderful choreography, beautiful singing, and appreciate an intimate setting where you feel like you are there.
Don't see it if you don't like musicals or prefer to be in a huge theatre where you are removed from the story.
See it if You are looking for just a fun show, with great singing and dancing, but aren’t looking for a great story.
Don't see it if You are looking for deep and profound songs. I couldn’t get excited about songs about shoes. The premise was good.
See it if you enjoy a new look at a well-known story, and you don't mind one woman playing all of the speaking parts.
Don't see it if you are looking for a traditional version of Anne. But even with a non-traditional adaptation, LM Montgomery's Anne is as charming as always
See it if You are looking for a fun, entertaining evening, seeing a show that does not take itself seriously.
Don't see it if You are bothered by themes of homosexuality, sex, race, etc. or you don't like puppets.
See it if You have children who have never seen any of the earlier versions, and you just want to enjoy a silly afternoon of theatre.
Don't see it if You liked the Newley/Bricasse music of the original movie, or if you liked Wilder or Depp's portrayal of Wonka.
See it if only to enjoy Glenn Close's masterful performance as Norma Desmond. She is absolutely fantastic.
Don't see it if you are looking for a traditional song and dance show with large ensemble numbers and amazing sets. There are none.
See it if You enjoy really good actors making the most of a predictable story, all while making you laugh almost non stop.
Don't see it if You prefer contemporary theatre with contemporary themes, and are unimpressed with physical comedy.
See it if you are simply looking for an "experience" without much thought to the emotions in the story.
Don't see it if you hate frantic, loud, over-the-top, staging and performances.
See it if You enjoy musicals that are "operas", can appreciate amazing talent, and don't mind a depressing story.
Don't see it if You like traditional song and dance broadway shows, with a chorus and catchy songs. You will be bored.
Also Stephanie J. Block is incredible!
See it if You enjoy old music, simple stories, and a feel-good theatre experience.
Don't see it if You enjoy a slower-paced thought-provoking Broadway show. This is a non-stop fast moving ride.
See it if You enjoy beautifully staged, creative family theatre.
Don't see it if You are looking for something edgy or old school Broadway. It is contemporary without being edgy.