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See it if You are interested in the struggles of people who don't quite fit in; in this case, born in America of Nigerian parents in a white suburb.
Don't see it if Challenging to understand some of the Nigerian characters' accents, and there are musical/culture references that may mystify you if over 40
See it if you love classic musicals and impressive stagecraft.
Don't see it if Only reason for not liking it is if someone really doesn't like musicals. Also - spoiler alert - if they expect it to end like movie did.
See it if you are interested in South Africa's move away from apartheid and how race & class come into play.
Don't see it if you have no interest in S. Africa or you don't like shows with minimal sets/staging.
See it if If you're a parent, if you were a kid who ever felt insecure, if you want to be moved and entertained in a thought-provoking way
Don't see it if you don't like musicals or rock music.
See it if you want to better understand the unique problems of being a racial or class minority in a privileged setting.
Don't see it if If you can't empathize with the challenges of racial or class minorities.
See it if you can overlook a flawed script to see excellent actors,especially Marisa Tomei.
Don't see it if you're looking for a tightly written plot. Act 1 was quite good, but Act 2 was rather confused - too many ideas.
See it if you want to see a really entertaining musical, staged in an immersive and original way.
Don't see it if you want a substantial story line. The plot is paper thin and the music a lot of fun but nothing memorable.
See it if you want to see great acting. Brandon Flynn, the lead actor, will have a huge career.
Don't see it if you find it too hard to watch a predatory relationship or conflicted sexuality.
See it if You can appreciate how different life was for wives and mothers in the 60s and how confined their options were.
Don't see it if You don't like "talky" shows.
See it if you are OK with simple staging - no bells and whistles - just great acting.
Don't see it if you need more stage craft or find a two-person play too talky.
See it if you want to see a thought-provoking show with great singing and acting.
Don't see it if you don't like R & B music and can't handle some of the disturbing themes of the show.
See it if you want to have a unique theatrical experience. Incredible staging , thought-provoking - great evening of theatre.
Don't see it if you are not up for challenging theatre or are offended by homosexuality.
See it if you like Carole King's music and would resonate to the music of the 50s, 60s, 70s. Definitely geared to Boomers.
Don't see it if you dislike Carole King's music.
See it if you love musicals. This one isn't "best in show", but entertaining for what it is. I thought it was over-rated.
Don't see it if you are homophobic and/or don't like musicals.
See it if you are up for an intellectually challenging theatre experience, kind of like Monty Python on steroids. Playbill helped understanding.
Don't see it if you don't like extremely fast dialogue and having to think hard to follow the train of thought.
See it if you are willing to go with the concept of switching time frames and an improbable set-up. Thought-provoking, great acting.
Don't see it if you don't like breaking the fourth wall or suspending disbelief for time switches.
See it if you are up for an unusual evening of theatre, with lots of overlapping dialogue and some ambiguity at first.
Don't see it if you prefer more traditional structure or find it hard to relate to teenage girls and their issues.
See it if If you love backstage farce, like "Noises Off".
Don't see it if If you're looking for serious drama or don't appreciate British humor.
See it if you'd like to see a new take on an old classic. Especially loved Joe Mantello as Jim.
Don't see it if you dislike minimalism in staging .
See it if You can get past some dated neurotic Jewish jokes a la early Woody Allen and can appreciate the emotional wallop this play delivers.
Don't see it if You're not comfortable with same-sex relationships.
See it if you are interested in global politics and love a play with real emotional and intellectual scope.
Don't see it if you just want a light, fluffy evening of entertainment.
See it if If you love great acting and can deal with getting inside the mind of a person with dementia.
Don't see it if You are troubled by aging and the difficult realities of dementia.
See it if you can deal with complexity in a play.
Don't see it if you're just looking for a light evening at the theatre.
See it if you enjoy plays about the complexities of family life and can deal with funny and tragic in close proximity.
Don't see it if you don't like Aaron Sorkin-like dialogue where characters speak over one another.
See it if you are open to a musical that probes difficult themes of suicide, coming to terms with sexual identity.
Don't see it if you are homophobic.
See it if you appreciate great staging. I resisted seeing it for years, thinking it was just a Disney show for kids. Not so - great staging & music.
Don't see it if you don't like musicals.