See it if you want to see a story that will stay with you. Parents and children will have differently profound experiences. Ben Platt is incredible.
Don't see it if you are uncomfortable with discussions of suicide and divorce. I saw this show in Jan and it stayed with me. Best show I have ever seen,
See it if you are a human being. Best show I have ever seen, it completely lives up to the hype. The cast is phenomenal, there is nothing like it.
Don't see it if you aren't human? Go anyway, space alien, this show is the perfect way to learn about our beautiful diverse country and its history.
See it if you want to see powerhouse performances. Every single character is great. I preferred act2 (maybe bc of the addition of lesbians next door?)
Don't see it if it bothers you to see a real, complicated, beautiful relationship between two men. You can't handle the emotional highs and lows/crying.
See it if you can appreciate witty songs that explain why "everyone's a little bit racist" and "the internet is for porn" without being offended.
Don't see it if the puppet sex scene from Team America still haunts your nightmares. (This one is much tamer, but still. Puppet sex.)
See it if you want to experience Shakespeare in a new (hilarious and improvised) way in a very intimate setting.
Don't see it if you are offended by other people drinking, expect an elaborate set, and are scared to be potentially part of the show.
See it if you love the show and the music. If you can see Danny Burstein, go. His performance was one of the best I have ever seen. Also, the dream.
Don't see it if you don't want to spend three hours at the theater for a musical. A few parts felt a little long, but the show as a whole did not feel slow.
See it if you loved the movie, or you love shows with a talented cast of kids. The kids play their instruments live and they are INCREDIBLE.
Don't see it if you don't like rock and roll, you want a more nuanced story, or you hate kid-centered shows. (Note: Dewey was an understudy and he rocked!)
See it if you love Latin music and getting up to dance at the end of the show. If you understand Spanish/Cuban slang you will find it even funnier.
Don't see it if you prefer a more somber show. This show was a great time, and the whole cast was so nice when they came out to sign Playbills.
See it if you appreciate a smart, original script dealing with serious themes (while remaining entertaining) presented in a close, intimate setting.
Don't see it if you are easily confused by plots that jump back and forth between the past and the present, or if you are homophobic.
See it if you want to see a great staging of this classic musical, or you saw the film and want to see a Javert who can sing.
Don't see it if you expect your musicals to have spoken dialogue, you have children who are scared of loud noises.
See it if you appreciate a powerful story starring incredible actresses, written and directed by women.
Don't see it if you are easily triggered by discussions of rape and violence.
See it if you haven't seen it already. Anyone who loves the theater should see this show. The score is incredible.
Don't see it if you aren't a fan of musicals? If you prefer your theater to be light and fluffy rather than dealing with major themes? Just see it.
See it if If you love musicals, you must see Something Rotten. The references to other musicals are hilarious and numerous.
Don't see it if You don't like musicals. But honestly, anyone who enjoys musicals and/or Shakespeare should see this play. It was great from the balcony.
See it if you want to see a top notch cast and enjoy classic plays and the newspaper industry, and don't think two intermissions is one too many.
Don't see it if you are only here for Nathan Lane, because he doesn't even show up until the end of the second act. The first act is very slow.
See it if you want to see the hardest-working ensemble on Broadway. The cheap seats still are part of the show, but I want to return to sit on stage.
Don't see it if you have a problem with strobe lights, or prefer a more traditional musical. Don't sit on the stage if you are easily embarrassed.
See it if you like the circus, but want to see something much more artfully done. The costumes, sets, music, and artists were all incredible.
Don't see it if watching death-defying stunts is too much for your heart, or you have issues with lighting effects.
See it if you have a family. One of the most intensely relatable shows I have seen, there is something for everyone, but particularly for New Yorkers.
Don't see it if you prefer musicals and uncomplicated storylines. You need a little more action in your theater.
See it if you love theater. Erivo gets a standing ovation while the show is still going on for good reason. Brooks and Headley are incredible.
Don't see it if you prefer elaborate staging. Some scenes discuss abuse. But really, go see it. I cried tears of joy at the end of the show.
See it if you haven't seen it before, you saw the movie, you like the music and dance style, someone you like is in it (I went for Jaime Camil).
Don't see it if you prefer extravagant sets, you are offended by amazing dancers' bodies in skimpy outfits. Plot is confusing if you haven't seen the movie.
See it if you love ballet and shows driven by dance. The dancing was absolutely beautiful, as were the staging and the costumes.
Don't see it if you don't like ballet. I also thought that the vocal songs were very forgettable and boring. The female lead is mesmerizing, though.
See it if you enjoy operettas, a beautiful score, Jewish culture, and a small, intimate venue.
Don't see it if you don't want to read subtitles. However, I took my mom and she said that she didn't need to read the subtitles to understand the show.
See it if you want to see one of the most scene-stealing characters on Broadway. Lola shines! (And History of Wrong Guys had me cracking up.)
Don't see it if you don't like drag queens wearing incredible costumes.
See it if you want to see two incredible, Tony-nominated performances and aren't afraid of some very intense material.
Don't see it if you can't handle a very intense show with disturbing subject matter.
See it if you love a classic musical with an incredible cast, you want to have a dance party with Zachary Levi after the show.
Don't see it if you prefer modern, edgy musicals over the classics.
See it if you loved the original book (there is not as much magic as in the movie) or want to see an entertaining family-friendly show.
Don't see it if you think Matilda is all a little girl doing magic tricks.
See it if you like the music. For this show, the big draw when I saw it was Darren Criss, who was wonderful as Hedwig.
Don't see it if you are easily offended or prefer conventional musicals. Although there are a few other characters, Hedwig is basically a one woman show.
See it if If you love the book, you will love the show. If you haven't read it, anyone who wants an immersive play experience should see the show.
Don't see it if You have a problem with flashing lights. You prefer elaborate costumes and sets.
See it if You love the music of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons.
Don't see it if You prefer shows driven by a story rather than by music from a particular band.