See it if U like the idea of an [actual] Musical Movie performed on stage or just enjoy old-fashioned musicals. Beth Malone DEF Drives The Show Home!
Don't see it if U have issues with old-fashioned Pre-1970 musicals or are a purist not wanting changes to the Original, created on Film, musical.
See it if You want to see an entirely different take on the Original.
Don't see it if You are a traditionalist who can't overlook the contemporary update to the story while using all the original dialogue.
See it if You like Backstage musicals which give you a look both On & Off stage or sometimes considered a show within a show.
Don't see it if You cannot allow yourself to believe that a man can't pass "herself" off as an unconventionally [un]attractive middle-aged woman. She can!
See it if You know someone involved in the production and you need to be a supportive family member or friend.
Don't see it if You know someone involved with the production and you can't keep a straight-face while telling them how wonderful it was... NOT!
See it if U love shows like a Vegas Spectacle merged with the insipidness of Rock of Ages, prefer style over substance & overpaying 4 pretty garbage.
Don't see it if U love classic or contemporary Broadway as an artform or believe this must be worth the hype due to ticket demand similar 2 Hamilton [NOT!].
See it if You like contemporary adaptations that turn the style on its head... Not your father, grandfather or even your older brother's Vanya!
Don't see it if If you insist on staying true to every word of the original playwright: Either way, if U don't go, you're missing out on a funny play, dude!
See it if U like shows like The 39 Steps, actors playing multi-roles in a dizzy-paced way, a full-story in 80 min & a Laugh-Out-Loud, oddball script!
Don't see it if You've a hard time keeping track of an actor in multi-roles, don't enjoy creative minimalist scenery nor allow yourself 2 laugh in public!
See it if If you like any basic comedy or improv that doesn't have or need a reason for being or If you like being turned upside-down 4 the hell of it
Don't see it if U expect ANY payoff, U want any realistic dialogue or ONE reason why it's SO Repetitive: Lines are frequently regurgitated with Zero feeling
See it if You like street magic & the next-step original illusions as a one-man show (&audience participants) on a proscenium stage. 1hr 15min show.
Don't see it if If you want the showmanship of performers with large personalities.
See it if You enjoy folk music, which in truth should already tell a story, and, enjoy live music performances: This is NOT a Musical in ANY sense.
Don't see it if U like ur musicals w/a proper book story & where the songs enhance the story by continuing when the emotion or concept needs more than words
See it if You are enamored of a story of the journey of immigrants to succeed in Amerike told in a compilation of songs like a musical revue
Don't see it if You want a proper & compelling story like Indecent or a show like Folksbiene's previous jewel, The Golden Bride.
See it if If u want 2 find out more about Zero Mostel + his ups & downs incl surviving being blacklisted from a guy who kinda embodies the star...
Don't see it if If you'd prefer to see a performer who is emotionally involved in his performance and not an actor running on Auto-Pilot...
See it if You'd like an update on the Boy meets Girl storyline in the 21st Century, particularly via digital dating with a Cell Phone App to meet IRL!
Don't see it if The fumblings of Millenials who have zero motivation in life, will probably bore you to death.
See it if You like any kind of romantic story whether it is realistic or in this case absurd...
Don't see it if If you have a threshold above [sodium] saccharin stoylines that are artificially sweet... No matter how benign
See it if You like a unique & bizarre mish-mash of science of the mind mixed with original rap music
Don't see it if You want to sit in a comfortable chair, want a more theatrically staged show vs "cabaret"-style
See it if You like over-the-top campy theatre with an unrealistic plot that is heightened by absurdism of the highest order.
Don't see it if You want to see an evenly talented cast that can do justice to the play...
See it if You like unique variations on the style of musical theatre (i.e. A Gentleman's Guide to Love & Murder) w/talented Multi-Character performers
Don't see it if You need large cast musicals with dance numbers
See it if You like creative variations on the genre of musical theatre and you must see Josh Groban live
Don't see it if U loved the intimacy, creativity & interactive qualities of the pre-B'way cabaret w/food & drink in a tent & can't afford the B'way equivale
See it if You like well-written shows that took over 30 years to make it to mainstream Theatre like Broadway...
Don't see it if You prefer period shows actually existing in the time period they're set rather than glossing over it, w/an unrealistic flavor of the period
See it if U've never seen CIRQUE de SOLEIL & UR afraid U'll never get another chance. But U WILL So don't see it! Can't wait 2C Ruby Lewis' next show!
Don't see it if You care about wasting your time AND Money... Really! or U can manage to enjoy just the young romantic leads ONLY & not feel cheated!?!
See it if Want 2 see something out of the ordinary, Can appreciate that uniqueness &/or go with your mind open or Ur a fan of Musical Theatre History!
Don't see it if You find it impossible to watch Foreign movies with subtitles, are averse to shows that may challenge your understanding or are Xenophobic!
See it if You like presentational & minimalist theatre, intimate spaces as well as a unique melding/genre of "stage" performance.
Don't see it if You want MORE than a monologue/narrator telling a story underscored by indie music or prefer fully produced theatre with substance
See it if You have any idea what a backstage comedy or a show with an issue is... you can't go wrong becauseIt's a timeless Farce!
Don't see it if You need everything to be based in absolute reality and can't let yourself go into Over-the-top theatrical fun
See it if The epitome of spectacle & one of the original Pop-Operas... Plus no one but Andrew Lloyd Webber could steal this well from Puccini!
Don't see it if You can't bear Over-the-top entertainment!
See it if You're a fan of the old movie musicals, a dance show with a strong storyline or just being entertained from A to Z!
Don't see it if Only like straight plays cuz this is a hum-dinger of a musical!
See it if U want 2C a commanding performance by Adam Driver who's ever-present & dynamic: most actors would have difficulty grounding it in reality.
Don't see it if Don't see it if you can't allow yourself to mentally exist in this less-than-contemporary story...
See it if You like big, loud & colorful B'way shows. Liked the movie and don't mind some significant departures from original plot.
Don't see it if You LOVED the movie, Michael Keaton playing an actually DARK demon and the trip to the Underworld as written, Coach!
See it if U've ever wanted 2 tour the writer's process &/or U enjoy intelligent writing that can provoke Ur own mental process (stoke Ur creativity?).
Don't see it if You want the grandiose with excessive sights & sound or need extravagant design to enjoy your theatrical experience.
See it if U like 2C something a bit different from all the average clutter: An "entertainment" that actually follows thru on its theme without regrets
Don't see it if You want a stage play with a standard throughline and a particular structure, etc.
See it if You think reborn dolls are an interesting topic and want to see a well-produced show with talented actors in an overall entertaining prod.
Don't see it if Topics including loss of a child, drug abuse, mental illness or unresolved childhood trauma might keep you from going along for the ride.
See it if You like sketch comedy, poking fun at musicals & their staging and are OK with cutesy songs. Then, you can have fun at this ~1hr ditty.
Don't see it if You want a serious & fully-staged musical, Memorable tunes, & a story/performances that will stay with you long after you leave theatre.
See it if U can Turn-Off or Turn-Down your brain: Just let yourself enjoy this clichéd yet funny, OTT amalgam of many shows/movies we've all seen B4!
Don't see it if U insist on taking it apart 2 make sense of it all... It is a deeply-flawed piece of art but don't sweat the small-stuff & you'll have fun!
See it if You want to see what amounts to Experimental Theatre with Good Singers & Actors
Don't see it if You want a developed story... This is disjointed and all over the place, even accounting for the Time Jumps from past to present day & back.
See it if You believe in theatrical penance: Do U deserve worthwhile theatre? No, seriously, "why'd you trust Bruce Willis"; I keep asking myself⁉️😢
Don't see it if You want to respect yourself in the morning⁉️
See it if U can enjoy epic adaptations w/a small cast of 12 (most play multiple roles) & is itself a variation of a bodice-ripper w/emotional effect.
Don't see it if If U've no imagination 2 take in expressive staging as U Need large casts & unimaginably large sets 2 tell U what U are seeing or feeling...
See it if Your need for a well-written script can out-weigh the equally under-played acting of the cast...
Don't see it if If you prefer being surprised / impressed by more than just one teen-aged character, actor.
See it if You are a fan of stellar updates to the music theatre canon: Great music, wonderful singing and equally top-notch acting & directing!
Don't see it if If you're afraid to get emotional or weepy in public; otherwise, walk, run, swim, fly or [figuratively] kill to get yourself a seat❗
See it if You want to see one of the more unique musical productions on B'way or if you liked the movie... It's a dynamic adaptation
Don't see it if The movie is sacred to you and you can't accept an occasionally divergent path or the deletion of expected dialogue (otherwise, see it!)!
See it if You like rare but exquisite theatre styles (this is reminiscent of early 20th Century Yiddish Theatre) & brings you to a diff time & place
Don't see it if Don't care about understanding the artistic quality of a mistreated race of people where you can practically feel their pain/plight...
See it if You like something drawn outside the lines and gives you an enjoyment, yet one you didn't expect
Don't see it if You only like unanimous glowing reviews and prefer not to think fir yourself!?!
See it if you like Period British humour (see what I did there ;-) , a sense of farce and the physical comedy machinations of Kevin Kline
Don't see it if If the manners & language used by 1920s-1940s Upper-Class Britons don't float your comedy boat
See it if You enjoy a bit of "On the Razor's Edge" raunchy storytelling as well as ironically dramatic comedies
Don't see it if You're easily offended, prudish or only like clean-cut family fun!
See it if You enjoy Over-The-Top spooficals! A genre unto itself that is fun if you can let yourself go (to the extreme) & chill!
Don't see it if You have problems with a man cross-dressing a la' Hairspray or some campy OTT subject matter performed with aplomb... Let it go! and go! ;-D
See it if You enjoy plays with actors playing multiple, quick-changing characters & scenes give you a taste of a story & then return to it, later.
Don't see it if U R not at all curious about the brain, what happened 2 Einstein's or bothered by 1 character's accent BAD as Dick Van Dyke in Mary Poppins!
See it if You like Young, talented child actors keeping apace with stellar adults
Don't see it if You didn't like the movie ir don't like cute kids playing instruments
See it if Can bear the idea of a Sesame Street for adults... meaning some of the characters are puppets but all of the ideas are for adults.
Don't see it if You never liked stuffed animals or dolls
See it if You're interested in plays that are "current" in topic & use of technology or like unique storytelling...
Don't see it if You're easily affected by sadness or people who have trouble expressing any emotions.
See it if You're a fan of musicals, fantasy, great composers, growing the younger audience 4 theatre or introducing someone 2 theater 4 the 1st time!
Don't see it if You can't allow yourself to be transported to the Merry ol' Land Of Oz!