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See it if You are looking to be moved by a spectacular theatrical experience. Fun score with a folk/New Orleans-flair & thrilling direction
Don't see it if You don’t like sung-through musicals, you want something light and fluffy
Also Amber Gray, Patrick Page and Andre De Shields are really excellent.
See it if You want a show that has incredible production value, with impressive lighting, sets, staging & stage magic. Also, Leslie Kritzer is a star.
Don't see it if You need a show to have memorable songs. Also, it's looong and drags a bit. Some of the jokes are more corny than cutting.
See it if You enjoy riveting Scottish stories, set to an indie-folk soundtrack. You enjoy intimate evenings of theatre.
Don't see it if You need a perfectly clear piece - the story gets lost in itself and is a bit confusing.
See it if You love Spring Awakening and the music of Sheik/Sater. You want to see a beloved fairytale reimagined.
Don't see it if You are looking for a perfected piece - the book is confusing and overcomplicated. It’s worth seeing for the music and staging alone.
See it if You enjoy a challenging but beautiful play with dark themes. Also, a play with excellent singing!
Don't see it if You are looking for a light, fluffy musical, or you don't enjoy LGBTQ or black stories.
See it if You love all things Cher, you're in it for the razzle dazzle & costumes, you're ready to be wowed by Stephanie J. Block
Don't see it if You look for any depth or quality in book or structure. The script was tough stuff.
See it if You enjoy devastating but poignant works about aging. You look for excellent performances in dark, intense plays.
Don't see it if You are triggered by stories about dementia, Alzheimers or death. You want a light and fluffy evening of theatre.
See it if You love a flashy, fun musical with big production numbers, you love jokes about the theatre industry, you support the LGBTQ community
Don't see it if You are offended by jokes about middle America, you are not supportive of the LGBT community, you want a serious, small piece
See it if You enjoy comedy, one man shows and masterful storytelling. You're lookin' for the lolz.
Don't see it if You want a flashy musical, you're looking for a serious piece, you want Mike Birbiglia to tap dance and do some jazz squares
See it if You enjoy compelling and dark scripts, you can handle a thick accent, you can sit through a 3+ hour play.
Don't see it if You have trouble understanding thick accents, you're looking for a flashy musical, you get confused when there are many characters.
See it if you're looking for a witty, hilarious yet heart wrenching play with a unparalleled cast.
Don't see it if You don't like plays, you can't sit through three hours, if sexual content offends you.
See it if You enjoy folk music, intimate productions and a quirky, offbeat piece that will move you in unexpected ways.
Don't see it if You’re looking for a flashy, large production with elaborate sets, costuming and choreography. This is not your traditional musical.
See it if You love bluegrass music and beautiful harmonies. You enjoy musician-actors. You're looking for something small and intimate.
Don't see it if This is a work in progress, so don't expect to see a flawless piece. It's almost there, it just needs to fine-tune its POV.
See it if You love the music from Songs for a New World, and have always dreamed to see it onstage. This is a truly excellent rendition.
Don't see it if You need a very clear and cohesive plot; this isn't a "musical" as much as it is a series of songs following a theme.
See it if You want to see one of the most beautifully and magically staged shows ever on Broadway. Seriously.
Don't see it if You can't look beyond the fact the script is fluffy fan-fic. You can't sit through two plays.
See it if You truly love theatre and the heights the art form can take you to. You want to see one of the most influential American plays in history.
Don't see it if Spending 7+ hours watching a show seems unfathomable, you are looking for a fluffy musical.
See it if You are interested in ASL, you like a romantic show, you want to see great performances (especially from Lauren Ridloff)
Don't see it if You're put off by dated shows, you have a short attention span (because this show drags)
See it if You love big dance numbers, great staging and a feel-good evening at the theatre.
Don't see it if You like something smaller and more intimate, you're looking for something moving and stirring
See it if You’re looking to laugh, you love a joke that borders on offensive, you like catchy modern show tunes
Don't see it if You’re easily offended, you’re super religious, you want something more serious
See it if You enjoy smaller shows, you find magic in little moments, you are spellbound by understatedly gorgeous scores
Don't see it if You like big musicals, you want an 11 o’clock tap dancing number
See it if You’re looking for creative staging of an old favorite, you know and love the show, you like music with Caribbean vibes
Don't see it if This show has gotten some criticism for its dated and racially insensitive content, which affected my experience.
See it if You loved Spongebob as a kid, you’re into clever staging and modern music, you laugh when someone yells, “My leg!”
Don't see it if You’re not into the TV show, big musicals aren’t your thing, modern scores don’t float your boat
See it if You love the animated movie, you’re taking kids to the theatre
Don't see it if You’re not interested in fluffy pieces, you want to be challenged by theatre
See it if You love very modern, edgy musicals with great choreography, incredible vocal arrangements and captivating storytelling elements.
Don't see it if You can’t deal with a work in progress. The second act needs work and doesn’t live up to the energy of act one.
See it if You love a delightful revival of a beloved work. You love Bernadette Peters.
Don't see it if You're not a fan of old school musicals, you want a more modern and relevant story.
See it if You are looking for a production that truly gets to the core of what Oklahoma is about. A groundbreaking show with incredible performances.
Don't see it if You are looking for a typical revival. The music, staging and character development are reimagined and might disappoint a R&H purist.
See it if You know the fascinating history of The Cradle Will Rock and want to see a top-notch production of this interesting piece of theatre history
Don't see it if You are looking for a modern, updated piece - it feels dated and, removed from its history, is confusing.
See it if You love Titus Andronicus and want to see the zany places it goes next, you want to see Julie White shine.
Don't see it if This both went over my head and was too childish for me at the same time - don't see it if you get distracted easily or dislike crude humor.
See it if You are looking for an enjoyable night at the theatre, nothing groundbreaking. Great singing, score and performances, and cool projections.
Don't see it if You want to see a fully realized piece. This show is definitely in progress, and I look forward to seeing where it goes next.
See it if You are open to a new interpretation of a beloved work, you are looking for some of Broadway's best direction/performances/playwriting
Don't see it if You are looking for the traditional TKAM coming of age story- this is more of a courtroom drama
See it if You are interested in the meaning of journalistic truth in today's political climate, you want to see performances from three great actors
Don't see it if You prefer musicals, you're looking for something flashy, you're waiting for Daniel Radcliffe to say "expelliarmus"
See it if You love a musical that celebrates the LGBTQ community, you're looking for a good time, you love the music of the Go-Go's
Don't see it if You're closed-minded, you want a deep and dark play, you're anti-jukebox musical
See it if You enjoy familiar stories told from a new, interesting perspective. You want to laugh and be challenged all in one innovative piece.
Don't see it if You don't enjoy plays. Truly, it's a hard piece not to enjoy. Just see it.
See it if You enjoy comedy, one man shows and masterful storytelling. You're looking for the lolz.
Don't see it if You want a large scale and flashy production, you prefer musicals, you don't enjoy standup or storytelling.
See it if You enjoy period piece plays told through the eyes of interesting characters. Great performances + script.
Don't see it if You're looking for a play with a clear purpose or moral. I'm not sure what the point of the piece was, but it was enjoyable nonetheless.
See it if You’re a teen or tween, you’re not looking for anything groundbreaking, you can look past a weak book for a funny and quirky plot.
Don't see it if You’re above the age of 18, you’re looking for a meaningful book, lyrics or plot, the sound of teens screaming is your nightmare
See it if You're looking for a clever, fun night off-Broadway. Great talent, funny show, lots of puns.
Don't see it if You're not interested in a work in progress. You are looking for something serious.
See it if You're into style, not substance. The cast is excellent and painfully underutilized.
Don't see it if You like your plays to have any semblance of a coherent plot.
See it if You can sit through 4 hours of theatre, you love Denzel, you enjoy the work of Eugene O'Neill, you love an excellent ensemble cast
Don't see it if You're looking for a flashy musical, 90 minutes no intermission is too long for you, you have a short attention span.
See it if You love a Lincoln Center production, you know and love the story, you love big, lush musicals.
Don't see it if You want something more modern and cutting edge, you're looking for something intimate.
See it if You love the music of Donna Summer, you're not looking to be challenged by an interesting or coherent script.
Don't see it if You don't care for disco, you're looking for theatre of substance.
See it if You enjoy works that are highly relevant to today's climate without being preachy. You like modern works.
Don't see it if You prefer musicals, are looking for a flashy production, school shootings are triggering for you. You can't stand child actors.
See it if You’re from out of town, you haven’t seen it and feel like you have to
Don't see it if You’re not into the music of ALW, you know the story and are over it, you like a small, intimate production
See it if You love Sweeney Todd but want to see it in a more intimate setting, you’re down to eat some pie (which may or may not contain human)
Don't see it if You are a traditionalist and are not open to seeing a beloved show stripped down and reimagined
See it if You love a good farce, British comedy is your thing, you love an amazingly clever set
Don't see it if You’re not looking to laugh, you prefer musicals, you want to be challenged by theatre
See it if You love the music of Sara Bareilles, you want a safe bet for a good time on Broadway, you like modern musicals
Don't see it if You like a flashier production, you don’t like modern scores, you hate the smell of freshly baked pie ;)
See it if You’re into magic, you are captivated by intelligent storytelling, you love theatre but want something different
Don't see it if Magic freaks you out, you’re looking for a flashy musical
See it if You’re looking for a run-of-the-mill theatrical experience, you’re taking out-of-towners to Broadway
Don't see it if You want to be challenged by theatre, you don’t like fluffy pieces
See it if You like creative musicals, you love a true story, you want to be moved by the magic of theatre.
Don't see it if 9/11 is triggering for you. Otherwise, I would recommend this show to absolutely anyone!
See it if You enjoy dark stories brought to life by musical theatre. You like pop music. You want to be wowed by show-stopping performances.
Don't see it if Teen suicide, or suicide in general, is triggering for you.