See it if Pinter. Multiple levels of betrayal. An old story that is always relevant.
Don't see it if You want to eat noisy snacks during the show! (seriously, a super quiet performance.)
See it if You are a Judy Garland fan. You have any interest in the (family approved) back history of Judy Garland's early life and family.
Don't see it if You want lots of flashy numbers (my husband was bored at points where I was emotionally engaged.) You have zero interest in Judy Garland.
See it if you possibly can!! you enjoy traditional, "big show", "big orchestra" beautifully (but literally) staged productions.
Don't see it if you don't appreciate revivals, looking at "older" material with new eyes.
See it if you enjoyed the movie, you didn't see the movie, but like Tina Fey's sense of humor, you want to be entertained, you have/love teen girls
Don't see it if You are sensitive to noise (it is loud), you don't like high school based shows, you like morals to be subtle, allergic to pink!
See it if you are open to exploring dysfunctional people in dysfunctional relationships, you want to support new works performed in interesting spaces
Don't see it if 90 minutes and no intermission is a problem for you, you are looking for something kinky or explicit (despite the description, show isn't)
See it if you want to experience a positive story, you are interested in history (recent-ish/9-11); you are open to some humor amidst a serious topic
Don't see it if you need a star-centered performance, you aren't ready to think about 9-11 yet, you don't like uplifting stories, you need an intermission!
See it if You are parent or a student who cares about the "quirky kids". You want to think about social media's effects on relationships.
Don't see it if You are looking for elaborate costuming or a "show about putting on a show".
See it if You want to hear familiar, catchy songs, and leave the theater humming and swinging your hips. You want to be entertained and not challenged
Don't see it if You are interested in new ideas, exploring characters in depth or a nuanced show.
See it if you want to be awed by a romantic story, and you are not looking for something quirky, modern or spare
Don't see it if you are looking for a comedy, or something modern and spare
See it if you want to see a show with songs you know, you love Frankie Valli and the 4 seasons
Don't see it if you want an original score
See it if You are interested in exploring cultural and religious identity and learning more about the human experience of refugees.
Don't see it if you are looking for a musical or a mindless comedy--this is funny in parts but also sad
See it if you enjoy multiple intersecting plot lines, great dancing, themes of acceptance of others, humor, and don't mind a little preachiness
Don't see it if you don't like flashy productions or are UNBEARABLY uncomfortable with drag queens or any discussion of non-cis sexuality
See it if you enjoy "slice of life" musicals featuring ordinary people, middle eastern music, and/or the humorous moments of life
Don't see it if you are looking for big action, big numbers, lots of glitz and glam and sequins--you disliked "Come from Away"
See it if You want to see the beautiful and talented Bernadette Peters. You like costuming, staging and dated material.
Don't see it if You don't like Thornton Wilder. You want edgy, challenging material.
See it if You are willing to work with the cast to explore new connections in an old text, you found the Darlings annoying,
Don't see it if You really like the Disney productions, you like linear narratives, you are uncomfortable with adult content, or you are a child
See it if You would love to see the offspring of Jersey Boys and West Side Story. .
Don't see it if you are NOT a fan of west side story or jersey boys or you are looking for a breakthrough new musical unexplored subject matter
See it if you enjoy Kevin Kline (or want to see Cobie Smulders), you enjoy a farce.
Don't see it if you don't like revivals; you can only abide fast moving modern works (it takes a while for the situations to develop), you don't like comedy
See it if You want to be amazed by talented kids You loved the movie.You can tolerate (or enjoy) loud rock music and want to relax and be entertained
Don't see it if You want to be challenged or don't like loud music.You don't like predictable plots orcomedy. You want well rounded characters.
See it if You want an absorbing, thought provoking, intimate evening of theater.
Don't see it if You don't want to discuss or think about sexual preference
See it if you want to have a fun night--and can afford to bring the kids!
Don't see it if you never want to see anything more about the Wizard of Oz. . .
See it if you love Gershwin, dance, and are nostaligic
Don't see it if you don't enjoy dance, you cannot sit still, you just want to see "singing in the rain" (it isn't here)
See it if you are a history buff, you want to see New Jersey maligned in a play, and definitely if you are able to score tix!
Don't see it if You can't understand rap or hip hop (in which case, buy the cast recording to learn the lyrics before the show so you can figure stuff out)!