See it if You love Harry Potter and don't mind spending a whole day in a fictional world
Don't see it if You won't be able to separate this story from the originals- the most beloved characters are slightly removed from the pedestal.
See it if You enjoy the movie, Tina Fey's writing, or musicals with a good message.
Don't see it if You didn't enjoy the movie, or are looking for a different take on the movie
See it if You really love Christmas and want to bring your kids to something special, or want to see an iconic NYC show.
Don't see it if You want something at all original, deep, or subtle.
See it if Good adaptation. Well acted and willing to lay some questions at the Atticus Finch altar.
Don't see it if You aren't interested in stories that shed light on this country's shadows.
See it if You want an intense immersive experience dealing with heavy topics. It's funny and entertaining, and the actors are talented.
Don't see it if You don't want to be near the action or are easily offended or triggered. You may be yelled at, teased, or inundated with fake bodily fluid.
See it if You like plays that bring up ethical dilemmas without black and white answers. Acting was wonderful, each had terrific timing.
Don't see it if You want a musical or great stage effects.
See it if You like period pieces with great acting and costumes
Don't see it if You need a musical or something fast paced to stay entertained.
See it if You want to see a new interpretation of the classic story.
Don't see it if You are loyal to the source material and don't enjoy intense scenes meant to make the audience uncomfortable.
See it if You and your kids love the movie and want to experience the story in a different medium.
Don't see it if You don't want to see a show a least partly aimed at children, and expect something profound or new from the broadway version of the story.
See it if You like interactive shows and want to learn more about the history of alcohol.
Don't see it if You don't enjoy being surrounded by the show. The room is small and you are making eye contact with the performers a large part of the time
See it if You are interested in Irish history and would like to see a period drama that attempts to be true to the source material
Don't see it if You get bored easily or will have trouble paying close enough attention to decipher the accents.
See it if You want to see Michael C. Hall deliver a difficult performance in a masterful way. Thought provoking and entertaining.
Don't see it if You need a linear plot, or a plot at all.
See it if You want to see Ethan Hawke and Paul Dano deliver powerful performances, and enjoy humor on the darker side.
Don't see it if You want an upbeat story that coddles you all the way to a happy ending.
See it if You love HP and are fairly familiar with the source material. Those who seek this show out most likely won't be disappointed.
Don't see it if You aren't a fan or are expecting something too transcendent- it's an off-broadway satire of a children's book about magic
See it if You are interested in different manifestations of white privilege, father-son relationships, or grew up with siblings.
Don't see it if You want a gift wrapped ending that solves the world's problems, or if you don't enjoy a little silly humor here or there.
See it if If you enjoy word play and the very specific historical context of 1917 Switzerland.
Don't see it if You don't already have a working knowledge of the historical characters portrayed, have trouble deciphering accents, or require a plot.
See it if You want to hear a beautiful score in a unique show that explores deeper themes than most.
Don't see it if You want a classic musical style that is light and fluffy and has an ending tied up in a bow.
See it if You want a new interpretation of a classic story, updated for a modern audience.
Don't see it if You are offended by the source material and how it might relate to the current political climate.
See it if You love Roald Dahl and the tone of his stories, and appreciate the talent of Christian Borle.
Don't see it if You don't like a little dark mixed in with your light. It's funny, but with an edge.