See it if You like Strong - she's lovely and charming. You want to revisit a classic script.
Don't see it if You don't like one-person shows. Despite the updates, this feels dated. Some of the character transitions felt mushy.
See it if You're a fan of Rashad. You enjoy talky one-room dramas about labor relations.
Don't see it if You want lots of drama or action. The relationships seem contrived.
See it if You want to worship at the altar of Sondheim. You want to hear AMAZING voices in a tiny theater. You are SO CLOSE to the incredible singers.
Don't see it if You want a beginning/middle/end straight-through story line. This is more of a concept piece than a real narrative.
See it if You're a fan of MJ's music & dance. As jukebox bios go, this is one of the better ones (but it's missing his problematic later life, so...).
Don't see it if You want to see the legal allegations against Jackson addressed. This is a difficult topic and the play does not investigate.
See it if You're a Lady Di completist and must see anything about the royals. The performers do well with what they have.
Don't see it if You want nuance. This is all surface level. There are no emotional highs/lows to the music and the lyrics are impressively bad in places.
See it if You enjoy quirky comedy plus charm. Victoria Clark and Bonnie Milligan sound great. This is sweet fun, plus things to think about.
Don't see it if Teen romance or somewhat cringey family drama.
See it if You're any sort of fan of musical theater. This is true classic of the American stage, but with a twist. Top notch cast. Fun staging.
Don't see it if You don't like tinkering with tradition. There is lots of gender swapping, not just the lead. Not every alteration works, but most do.
See it if Fantastic actors all around. The script crackles with humor $ insight, without making you feel like you're watching an after school special.
Don't see it if You don't like small, relatively talky shows.
See it if You're a fan of LaChanze. She shines here. The costuming is also gorgeous.
Don't see it if I understand the historical import, but the show of overly long and doesn't say much that hasn't been said a thousand times recently.
See it if You enjoy exploring the relationships between mothers and daughters. You like stories about average people doing average things.
Don't see it if You want a sweeping story or lots of action and drama. This actors are great, but the story is small and doesn't give them much to work with
See it if You like David Hyde Pierce or follow Kitt and Yorkey closely. You're a fan of drumming.
Don't see it if I can't imagine how they thought exploring this topic with a white male protagonist was a good idea.
See it if You like explore racism in a American and the experiences of African American men at all phases of life.
Don't see it if You want a drama full of relationships. These are really just character studies with minor interactions between them.
See it if You want a light family comedy. McClure is fantastic. This is fluff, but well executed fluff. I had FUN, which is in short supply this year.
Don't see it if You have problems with gender bending. Or if you want something deep and intellectual.
See it if You're interested in politics and current events or you like learning the inner workings of criminal procedure. Interesting acting.
Don't see it if You want a full scripted play. This is more of a character study - a snippet of a larger story.
See it if You don't have a lot of time. You're interested in true crime stories. Interesting acting.
Don't see it if You have issues with abuse of women. This can be intense. You want a full scripted play. You're not interested in solo shows.
See it if You want a quick bit of fun. Every show is different - all are high energy.
Don't see it if You want to see a play with a plot and characters. This is more like an improv comedy show with music.
See it if You like immigrant stories or origin stories. You want to see a master class in acting by all three principals.
Don't see it if You want to keep things brief. It's a looong show. Only the last few minutes cover the modern Lehman crisis, don't watch to see that story.
See it if You like broad family comedy. You're interested in the intersection of black comedy and gay comedy.
Don't see it if You're not interested in seeing stereotypes. The characters are all sketches. No one is developed beyond their elevator pitch.
See it if You want to be back in a theater! You're interested in exploring issues of race and inequality.
Don't see it if You want a strictly linear plot. You don't want to hear about racial issues. You need a fully coherent ending.
See it if You like examining issues of race, if you liked A Few Good Men, or if you like WWII era stories.
Don't see it if You don't like exploring topics of race.
See it if You want to see a very short show. This one is barely an hour. You want to think about death in a positive manner.
Don't see it if You don't like one-man shows. There is a full band, but mostly this is just a monologue with songs - about death.
See it if You're a fan of Vega (fun to see her in this role). Or you like late 60s fashion. Fab costuming.
Don't see it if The music is monotonous. The voices are good, but they're not singing much of substance.
See it if You have to see anything West Side Story. Otherwise, take a pass on this one.
Don't see it if You want to see the classic show. Much is cut here. The staging is odd. Some of the actors have weak singing voices. It just doesn't work.
See it if You want a master class in acting. You're a Linney fan. You like one-woman shows. You like shows featuring mature women.
Don't see it if You want lots of action. This is one woman on one set. She's amazing, but there's not a lot of visual interest.
See it if You like family drama with strong roles for older women. The acting is terrific all around.
Don't see it if There are themes of aging and homosexuality, if those are a problem, you should pass. It might be a little too talky for some.
See it if You're a die-hard Morisette fan. The interpretations of her music are well-crafted and moving.
Don't see it if If you don't get Morisette. The story line is far too broad - like an after school special with all the big problems thrown into a blender.
See it if You like percussion, interesting staging, or rock music. I'm not a huge Byrne fan in general, but this was AMAZING. So fresh & fun.
Don't see it if You're looking for a play with a story. This is more of a concert.
See it if You want to hear the ALW classic sung live. You want to see a reinterpretation of a standard. The director is a young woman, which is nice.
Don't see it if You don't want to the role of Evita split in two. It's a little confusing if you're not prepared.
See it if You want to explore every version of MacBeth that ever existed. Or if you like modern interpretation of Shakespeare in general.
Don't see it if You want your Shakespeare to keep close to the original. This is far from a traditional interpretation.
See it if You like exploring the essence of being. This is a unique way to think about what it means to be alive.
Don't see it if You want a cohort plot or consistent characters. This feels very experimental and there are no real people to get attached to.
See it if You're a Turner fan or you like jukebox musicals in general. This is a pretty standard version.
Don't see it if You're not into Turner's music. Or if scenes of domestic abuse are problematic for you.
See it if You like exploring themes of gay culture or black culture. You enjoy seeing relatively new actors in possibly breakout roles.
Don't see it if You want a lot of action or if gay themes make you uncomfortable.
See it if You enjoy seeing the "playwright" break the 4th wall.
Don't see it if You want nuance. They're hitting you over the head w connections between Nazi Germany and today. We can get it without the big red arrow.
See it if You want to see Dinklage in person. He's fantastic.
Don't see it if The music is truly lacking in dynamics and emotion. It's just a series of dull soliloquies sent to tepid tunes.
See it if You want to see terrific actors take on the scope of the gay male experience in recent history.
Don't see it if You can't sit through seven hours of theater. If gay themes are problematic for you.
See it if You like snappy dialogue and adult comedy. The actors are all first rate. Young folks might enjoy it less than middle aged viewers.
Don't see it if You have issue with graphic sex or full nudity on stage. We've meant to feel sympathy for the white dude, but he is a toxic sort.
See it if You loved the books or are attending with a middle schooler who loves the books.
Don't see it if You're over 40 or don't know the book series. This will have a long life in community theater but maybe shouldn't be on Broadway.
See it if Groff! The music! The intimacy of the tiny venue! The entire production is a delightful little jewel.
Don't see it if You're going specifically for Blanchard. Her Audrey came across as a drunk rather than a ditz, not the best interpretation.
See it if You want to see a nearly all Asian cast. They sound great musically.
Don't see it if You want a fully coherent plot. This feels like a first draft. My guess is that it will be a decent show after some large revisions.
See it if You want to explore race relations in the US. You enjoy the dynamics of personal relationships between romantic couples.
Don't see it if You are squeamish about simulated sex on stage.
See it if Pryce was masterful! If you like shows w unreliable narrators this is great. Lots to think about afterward.
Don't see it if You are struggling with a parent's mental decline. Several audience members were sobbing at the end.
See it if You're a history student. This gives a good overview of what happened during the LBJ years.
Don't see it if Perhaps this is the preview, but Cox seemed lost at times, not secure in his lines. The cast plays multiple roles that aren't well defined.