See it if You enjoy sung-through musicals in the vein of Rent, works in progress, LGBTQ themes, and lots of abs.
Don't see it if You don't like LGBTQ themes, you hate sung-through musicals in the vein of Rent, works in progress, or abs.
See it if You enjoy long, long, long shows about the gay experience in america
Don't see it if You don’t like lgbt themes or 7 hours is too long to sit in a theater.
See it if You enjoy inventively restaged versions of shows. The singing is great...and so are the pies!
Don't see it if You want a full orchestra and a huge cast. This is very barebones and a “scrappy-show-in-a-barn” feel.
See it if You enjoy gay-themed shows. The acting, staging, and book are exquisite. Laugh out loud funny one moment, tear-jerking the next.
Don't see it if You don’t like gay themes.
See it if You enjoy clever staging, excellent acting, and hauntingly beautiful music.
Don't see it if You want a linear narrative. There's the tiniest of through-lines in this vignette musical.
See it if You want to listen to a Broadway score played by a 40-piece orchestra!!! I mean....wow. Also, Glenn Close is stellar.
Don't see it if Convoluted storylines that get short shrift in a not-so-great book make you angry.
See it if You want to see our most talented singer/actress (Jessie Mueller) doing her thing. She's unparalleled. The score is one of the best, too.
Don't see it if You like your plots more substantial than a meringue pie.
See it if You enjoy watching families slowly fall apart (see: the majority of American drama). Reed Birney and Jane Houdyshell are worth the price.
Don't see it if You're easily confused by varying theatrical devices. The play almost goes into magical realism towards the end.
See it if You enjoy pop theater scores with 2 of the best performances you're likely to see in New York right now (Ben Platt and Rachel Bay Jones!!!!)
Don't see it if The idea of a musical in the direct lineage of Rent and Next to Normal is not your cup of tea. For my money, the score here is far better.
See it if You enjoy well-crafted shows. The ending is never in doubt but the path there is mostly excellent
Don't see it if You want tap numbers. This is not a conventional musical, more a play with music.
See it if Manic-depressives scream "Musical!" to you.
Don't see it if the actors performing it aren't up to the demands. The show will suffer under the weight of a poor central performance.
See it if You enjoy "philosophical" shows that tend to speak directly about the matter at hand (in this case, what it means to be labelled)
Don't see it if You can't believe we're still discussing this topic in 2016.
See it if You like Shakespeare. You like talented British Actors. You like these actors delivering non-rhyming verse.
Don't see it if You hate non-rhyming verse. Stylized Shakespearean plays put you off. YOU HATE BRITISH ACCENTS.
See it if You want to see George Takei onstage and hear the glorious singing of Lea Salonga.
Don't see it if You are expecting more. The book and score are lacking and undeserving of the incredible talented cast.
See it if You enjoy your leads belting notes best left to legit sopranos
Don't see it if You like entertaining musicals, but you want more than just a few hours of mindless diversion.
See it if You enjoy smart, adult theatre, and you enjoy well-structured, almost play-like musicals.
Don't see it if You don't like gay people, or adult themes in musicals trouble you.
See it if You like Normal Heart, Angels in america, etc...and want to see the line through the evades of evolving gay life.
Don't see it if LGBT themes turn you off
See it if You enjoy plays with music, gentle, seemingly-uneventful plots, or atypical musicals.
Don't see it if You need falling chandeliers and power ballads.
See it if You enjoy a play centered around the current U.S. political climate. Uma Thurman is charming & Blair Brown is phenomenal.
Don't see it if You are looking for a snappier play. It could use some tightening in staging and dialogue;
See it if You like Finn's music; this is really the pinnacle. Neurotic, clever, sometimes absolutely gorgeous
Don't see it if The show feels dated and it might bother you. It was pretty topical and daring in its time.
See it if You love Sondheim. It's dense, it's thought-provoking, it's about art and the artist's place in his own world.
Don't see it if You don't like too many lyrics, or if it's too meta to discuss one artistic medium in another.
See it if You like a cappella. Seriously. That part of this show couldn't be cooler.
Don't see it if You want a more ambitious plot than "living in NYC is hard let's sing about it."
See it if You want to see an insane cast (and it's the best choreo on Broadway, Tony notwithstanding).
Don't see it if You like plays that don't narrate. I had high hopes for this book, but it felt like a college thesis.
See it if You like the idea of a small cast bringing some of the finest ensemble acting you're likely to see this year. Sengbloh for Featured Tony!
Don't see it if Dark, dark themes in theater bother you. The show drags in places, too, but the actors generally cover it masterfully.
See it if A highly talented cast (and some great musical staging) are enough for you (seriously. Carmen Cusack). The book actually gets better act II!
Don't see it if A clunky plot and simple lyrics will put you off.
See it if You love charming songs with lovely scores and excellent singing/acting (Benanti/Krakowski '16)
Don't see it if You find dated shows dated.
See it if You enjoy slapstick comedy and missed the last revival of this show.
Don't see it if You're annoyed by substandard mountings of great shows. Everything about this production feels a little less-than the last revival.
See it if You like watching lightning get captured in a bottle. The show is not perfect, but events like this come along so rarely.
Don't see it if You don't like rap or anachronism is too much for you (you like your period pieces period); You don't want to search Stubhub for tickets.
See it if You like the animated film; although there have been changes, it sticks to the story and the score is a lot of fun.
Don't see it if You don't like theme park ham-it-up style acting (looking at you, every single sidekick).
See it if You like your theater smart, engaging, and full of Art with a capital A.
Don't see it if You are off-put by nontraditional storytelling or choreographic staging in straight theater.
See it if You want an entertaining romp with fun, catch tunes by Cyndi Lauper.
Don't see it if Your tastes run to opera. The book is problematic and drags on occasion, but this is overall a fun, well-crafted tuner.
See it if You want to laugh at intermission as you recall everything that made you laugh in Act I.
Don't see it if You don't like foul language (think South Park by the same creators).
See it if You enjoy very slight musical comedy, or love self-referential media.
Don't see it if You want something more out of a show than an occasionally funny line, or self-referential theatre.