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See it if You enjoy pop music and historical humor and want a straight shot of seratonin. Seriously the most fun I've had in a theater in a LONG time.
Don't see it if You don't like pop music, anachronisms, or non-traditional narratives.
See it if You're a Bob Dylan fan. The arrangements are brilliantly done, it's *almost* worth seeing it just for the music.
Don't see it if You're looking to enjoy your night at the theatre or really have any interest in ever being happy again.
See it if You enjoy the score and feel like you need to check this one off your theatre bucket list.
Don't see it if You don't like ALW and/or prefer shows with more modern sensibilities.
See it if You enjoy VERY dark humor and can stomach some grand guignol-style elements. Also if you were a weird troubled teen girl in the aughts.
Don't see it if You can't stomach horror and/or young antiheroines.
See it if You're a fan of the show and want to see it as it should be done - in a teeny tiny off-Broadway theatre with the camp factor turned up to 11
Don't see it if You don't enjoy camp and old school off-Broadway weirdness.
See it if You enjoy Disney musicals, or you liked the movie. You like musicals with a heavy gospel-influence.
Don't see it if You don’t like community theatre (this production combines Equity actors with community actors, which makes it a little uneven).
See it if You enjoy fresh takes on classic source material and are ready to accept Amber Gray as your lord and savior.
Don't see it if You didn't like Great Comet or similar shows in that vein.
See it if You're a die-hard Isabelle Huppert fan, or if you enjoy weird surrealism that leaves you off-balance.
Don't see it if You want a linear narrative and don't enjoy intense depictions of mental illness.
See it if You want to be taken VERY far out of your comfort zone. You like weird, dark, raunchy conceptual theatre.
Don't see it if You don't enjoy crass gallows humor or want a traditional narrative.
See it if You want to see a truly remarkable production that manages to do justice to the classic novel while still holding it's own in 2018.
Don't see it if You are an absolute purist when it comes to TKAM or book-to-play adaptations in general.
See it if You enjoy memory plays or shows with realistic portrayals of mostly-functional loving families (i.e. The Humans)
Don't see it if You're sensitive to issues relating to aging and Alzheimer's.
See it if You want to see something that's just pure silly, warm-hearted fun.
Don't see it if You don't enjoy silly, fluffy jukebox musicals, or you don't want to see a show with overt LGBTQ themes.
See it if You want to see a riveting production of a surprisingly timeless show.
Don't see it if You cannot sit through a long show (with both parts it's 7.5+ hours total) and dislike stories with intense themes (AIDS, addiction, etc)
See it if You enjoy community theater-style productions and modern adaptations of Greek tragedies.
Don't see it if You need a fast-paced show or are looking for something truly resonant.
See it if You enjoy intense, nuanced examinations on family dynamics and childhood trauma, or you just really really love Laura Linney (who doesn't?)
Don't see it if You don't like one-person shows (it's a 90-minute monologue with no intermission) or are uncomfortable hearing about childhood trauma.
See it if You love the score and want to see it be done justice. The book is still kind of rough, but gosh the music and choreography is lovely.
Don't see it if You want a happy ending and don't like traditional musicals in the vein of Hello Dolly/Mame/etc
See it if You like revivals that dramatically reimagine the source material. You've accepted Mary Testa as your lord and savior (as you should).
Don't see it if You're a purist, or you're sensitive to themes of sexual harassment/assault, gun violence, and suicide.
See it if You want to know if it lives up to the hype (it does) and want to experience a piece of theatre history as well as a pop culture phenomenon.
Don't see it if You have no tolerance whatsoever for hip-hop style music (though it is fairly showtune-y) and don't enjoy purposeful anachronism.
See it if You like experimental takes on revivals that reflect the current climate.
Don't see it if You're a purist, or if you get particularly bad motion sickness (the video projections can be pretty nausea-inducing)
See it if A strong original work from a seriously talented playwright. Really unique and genuinely spooky.
Don't see it if Very different from Hnath's other stuff. It's very much an experimental work that's meant to stay in the small off-bway scene.
See it if You enjoy challenging work with highly political themes. You enjoy shows that mesh surrealism with naturalism.
Don't see it if You can't stomach listening to unchecked opinions you don't agree with.
See it if You enjoy shows that tie together the personal and the political, and/or you enjoy dramedy memoir-style pieces.
Don't see it if You don’t like one-person shows.
See it if You're looking for An Experience, more like a Disneyland ride than a Broadway show. You're a die-hard HP fan and/or love fanfiction.
Don't see it if You're looking for a traditional Broadway show with a strong script.
See it if You like semi-surreal experimental theatre and/or Dave Malloy's shows (particularly Ghost Quartet).
Don't see it if You don't like a capella, or if you don't have much of a grasp on internet culture.
See it if You enjoy Shakespeare tragedies handled by actors who have a clear understanding of the language & nuance of the shows.
Don't see it if You can't deal with 2-hour first acts or are sensitive to strobe lights/loud sound effects.
See it if You're interested in the Clintons and their historical legacy, and/or if you like thoughtful political commentary.
Don't see it if You didn't like A Doll's House Part 2. Structurally and writing-wise, they're very similar shows.
See it if You want to see a truly original immersive play by one of the best new up-and-coming playwrights.
Don't see it if You don't like absurdism/surrealism and/or don't like shows that break the fourth wall.
See it if You're looking for something overall light and fun, but still touching and relevant. Or you want to see Beth Leavel belt her face off.
Don't see it if You're looking for something deeply profound or serious.
See it if You really loved the movie but wish it was an hour longer while maintaining exactly she same dialogue.
Don't see it if You're looking for a clever show that in some way improves upon/expands its source material.
See it if You want to see a surprisingly timely play that explores gender politics in the theatre world, and/or you love Janet McTeer.
Don't see it if You don't like shows with a feminist message, or you don't like longer straight plays with an intermission.
See it if You enjoy cabaret-style immersive shows shows and/or learning about lesser-known queer historical figures.
Don't see it if You don't like actors physically interacting with the audience.
See it if You are a die-hard fan of Jeremy Irons, or Lesley Manville. Or if you enjoy half-hour long monologues that go in circles.
Don't see it if The idea of sitting through a four-hour play is in any way daunting, or if you want to see a show with substance and purpose.
See it if You want to see something different, a tragic but ultimately heartwarming portrayal of autism told with a quirky nonlinear style.
Don't see it if You're uncomfortable with portrayals of autism or are bothered by flashing lights/loud sounds.
See it if You're a fan of any/all of these actresses and enjoy both realist dramas and surrealist dramedies.
Don't see it if You don't enjoy dark humor or don't want to see a long-ish show with no intermission (run time is 1hr 45 minutes).