See it if Is it on the nose? Yes. Is it campy and kitshy? Yep. Is it still a good time on Broadway with some fun songs and big dance? Sure is.
Don't see it if you're looking for a deep dive into LGBTQ* politics. It's a surface level look at bigotry, but it's a start.
See it if you want to be exposed to a fantastic, first-rate Canadian troupe and excellent staging.
Don't see it if you're strongly attached to the novel. There are significant, but well-crafted differences between the texts.
See it if you're looking for something a little different, and are willing to let yourself get pulled into the experience. Skeptics need not apply.
Don't see it if you want straight theatre. This isn't a play - it's a performance that involves audience participation and possibly personal revelations.
See it if a powerful, moving play about love, art, and humanity. Timely then and now.
Don't see it if you're looking for an easy night of theatre. The timeline is somewhat complex, but worth it.
See it if you're a fan of Andy Karl, who really shines in the role, or are curious about how to stage a musical about a recurring day without boredom.
Don't see it if you want the music to stand out. Regrettably, ironically, found the score forgettable. The 11 o'clock number was mis-staged and lost impact.
See it if you want an original musical that delivers. The set is creepy, the story solid, the music is great. & get a kick out of the fortune teller.
Don't see it if you don't like pastiche musicals. The score covers a wide range of styles, each befitting the character singing.
See it if you're a fan of Alan Menken's delightful scores and you're in the mood for a solid, classic musical about family and love. And the Bronx.
Don't see it if you're looking for something outside the box. This show follows the beats of a class musical, but the music is catchy.
See it if you're interested in one of the pioneers and major influencers of rock and roll, and the incredible vocals by two amazing women.
Don't see it if you're turned off by gospel music in the theatre, or if you're looking for a show to really dig deep into the lives of the characters.
See it if You know what Chicago is, you know what it's about, and you know you're getting a great couple hours of musical theatre.
Don't see it if you're looking for something "different" in musical theatre. Chicago hits all the standard notes of a Broadway show, but well.
See it if you're a fan of NYC specific shows aimed towards the 20-30something crowd, or have ever gotten stuck on a train and hated every moment of it
Don't see it if you're not okay with occasional moment of purely outrageous physical comedy, like someone giving birth on stage.
See it if you can get tickets. For all the hype, Hamilton is still a big, vibrant, unique musical that stands out for the right reasons.
Don't see it if you need theatre to be historically accurate. It's on the longer side, and some of the choreography was distracting instead of engaging.
See it if you want to see a charming, empathic, non-love story in a very modern, current setting.
Don't see it if you find the search for love annoying, or are looking for a straightforward romance.
See it if the lives of the women behind the presidents intrigue you, or if you're a LaChiusa fan.
Don't see it if you're expecting an in-depth look into those lives. Though the book and score are lacking, the actresses are delightful.
See it if complicated and complex interpersonal relationships do it for you, or if the lives and loves of millenials are intriguing.
Don't see it if you're easily annoyed by personality quirks that become heightened over the length of a play.
See it if you want to see a delightful Broadway debut of a young talent and are looking for something family-friendly with a good message about life.
Don't see it if you're looking for a killer score. The lyrics are often clever, but the score fails to live up.
See it if you're a fan of British sensibilities, poignancy, and humor. The performances are the highlight.
Don't see it if you struggle to understand accents or are looking for a clear and specific ending. The show is character study foremost.
See it if The set looks great and the cast clearly is having a wonderful time together. Leslie Kritzer gives it her all.
Don't see it if The show is thin and dated, and over-directed.
See it if Robert O'Hara knows his stuff. The multiple "reveals" only disappoint slightly in the end, but are still thought-provoking about race.
Don't see it if Can be considered underwhelming if you're expecting something clear-cut.
See it if you're into exquisite story-telling. Mike Birbiglia has just about mastered the art of long-form storytelling. Hilarious and insightful.
Don't see it if you don't like stand-up.
See it if you love Kerrigan and Lowdermilk and want to sit through teenage angst that lacks grounding.
Don't see it if you're looking for a fully fleshed musical. This was barebones, staging and blocking-wise.
See it if you want to see Kevin Kline being the Kevin Kline we all know and love.
Don't see it if you're expecting the height of Noel Coward's snappy wit and repartee. Something doesn't quite click in the text.
See it if you're a fan of the book series and rock musicals. The lead is a delight and it all carries a certain charm.
Don't see it if you're looking for a fully-fleshed out musical. The songs need work, the book moves too quickly, even though the first act is too slow.
See it if you're in the mood for precisely staged pratfalls executed by a skilled troupe who really seem to give it their all for a laugh or ten.
Don't see it if crass, "crude" physical humor isn't your cup of tea.
See it if you're really into a capella and NYC specific humor. The conceit of an all a capella show is intriguing and at times is sharply drawn.
Don't see it if you want a deeper examination into what makes New Yorkers New Yorkers, or what makes people people. Pushes too close to cliche over insight.
See it if you're okay with a slow, quiet musicals that tell small, intimate moments rather that big stories. Yazbek's score is, at times, great.
Don't see it if you're looking for a huge show, or want standard broadway musical numbers.
See it if you're interested in a light examination of the baby-boomer generation and their relationships with their teenage and adult children.
Don't see it if you think this is going to be able the Beatles, or if you don't like shows that flashforward through time.
See it if you're willing to have you expectations challenged by material that hints at surprising depth and profoundness amidst the absurd.
Don't see it if you're looking for a straightforward play. This isn't it. It's darker than you expect and it creeps up on you. See it w/ an actor you love.
See it if you want to experience a rarely seen Alan Menken-Howard Ashman collaboration.
Don't see it if you're looking for an antogonist with motivations deeper than pure greed.
See it if you love history told with humor and a side order of a barbershop quartet and a dash of alcohol. Plus this charming show is in a speakeasy.
Don't see it if you're looking a huge, big budget production, or hate getting served alcohol during a performance.
See it if you like unique and profound theatre experiences. The closeness to the actors and the silence is singularly moving and compelling.
Don't see it if you want the standard theatre fare. Don't be shocked when there's no dialogue. That's the point.
See it if you like intriguing characters and a setting that is still very much unexplored - prison culture, specifically African American.
Don't see it if you're looking for straight dialogue. The show needed condensing and a more focused approach to a fascinating subject.
See it if like non traditional storytelling, intermingled timelines, and are curious about Edward Gorey.
Don't see it if you dislike any of those things, or are looking for something far more indepth about his life and work.
See it if you're down for a spiritual sequel to AVPM.
Don't see it if you know nothing about Harry Potter or hate parodies.
See it if your'e looking for for something original and little profound, with a great score to boot.
Don't see it if you don't like loud music, or just want your standard Broadway fare.