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See it if you enjoy romantic comedy and more traditional musicals. Excellent cast, beautiful staging, and music you will be humming out the door.
Don't see it if you like serious or more modern musicals.
See it if you like literary plays. Definitely seemed like there was intelligent intent behind it, but not sure it came through as well as it could've.
Don't see it if you don't like dark, absurdist comedies.
See it if you are interested in an insightful play about an unusual (but important) topic. (Based on run at the Public)
Don't see it if you don't like gritty, intense plays.
See it if you want to see a more original take on the usual "coming out" plot. More insightful than I thought it would be.
Don't see it if you're not interested in plays dealing with sexuality; you are a tired of plays about sexuality only being about cis white men.
See it if you want to feel empowered! Not a weak performer in the entire cast and most of them were outstanding, even among other Broadway performers!
Don't see it if you have very young children and don't want to discuss domestic abuse and other issues covered in the musical with them.
See it if you like Rogers & Hammerstein, Kelli O'Hara, old school musicals, etc.
Don't see it if you prefer modern musicals. It's of its time, so there's stereotyping that wouldn't fly in a new work today, but it works well as a revival.
See it if you want a show that pops, that makes your jaw drop and makes you cry while grinning at the sheer cleverness of it all.
Don't see it if you only like traditional musicals like Rogers and Hammerstein or Cole Porter.
See it if you like screwball comedy - there's plenty of it to have your belly aching with laughter!
Don't see it if you just want to see kittens - they're only on stage for a moment! Or, if you don't like screwball comedy.
See it if you like fatalistic period dramas; you want to see good acting; you want to see some interesting sets
Don't see it if you want a surprise ending, because you can quickly tell how it's going to end; you don't like tragedy; you need a show to be fast-paced.
See it if you like period musicals; you want good performers (but unfortunately, they don't have good enough material to really show off their talent)
Don't see it if you are only interested in the song - it only comes up at the very end; you want to leave humming the tunes - they're not memorable.
See it if you want a fast-paced, constantly changing, experimental show; you like spontaneous theater moments; you want something that's "out there".
Don't see it if you like traditional theater; you're under 15ish (the particular show I saw had nudity in it and lots of foul language).
See it if you want to see a beautiful, innovative, and inclusive production of a gorgeous musical;
Don't see it if you are under the age of 15 (language and partial nudity); you don't have a box of tissues on hand.
See it if you want your belly to ache with laughter, particularly by the brilliant Bryce Pinkham and Jefferson Mays.
Don't see it if you want substance or morals, because this musical rides on pure, unadulterated fluff!
See it if you don't know very much about Japanese internment; you want to see some top-notch performers.
Don't see it if you are expecting an air-tight production. It handles important, relevant issues and has come a long way, but still needs a bit of work.
See it if you like classic stagings of classic musicals; you want a masterful Tevye who balances somberness with levity; you like superb choreography.
Don't see it if you don't prefer classic musicals; you're looking for new, innovative staging.
See it if you enjoy plays that make you think; you like non-traditional productions of traditional plays.
Don't see it if prefer uplifting plays - this production of this play is relentlessly gritty.
See it if you don't mind facing uncomfortable truths. It's amazing how relevant this still is. Incredible staging/lighting/soundscape and well cast.
Don't see it if you can't sit for 3 hours; you want something uplifting.
See it if you like plays that revolve around intense moral dilemmas; it's a little slow to start, but once it gets rolling it doesn't let you go.
Don't see it if you need an ending with closure; you don't like psychological/philosophical thrillers.
See it if you are a Les Miz fan; you enjoy classic musicals; you enjoy gorgeous music performed by excellent pit musicians.
Don't see it if you want a consistently strong cast - the newer cast is not as strong as the opening night cast.
See it if you want a fun night! Wayne Brady was exquisite as Lola. Even with the glitz and glamour, there were some surprisingly touching moments.
Don't see it if you have very young kids (although I think most of the raunchier jokes would go over their heads).
See it if you want some incredibly puppetry and costumes and the spirit of the original Disney film!
Don't see it if you don't like being in a theater with lots of families, you don't like Disney.
See it if you want to see an actor on the cusp of becoming great; Timothee Chalamet takes Shanley's character and makes him a fully-formed person.
Don't see it if you want radically new material; you can't get ignore that this is an autobiographical play because then it feels extremely self-absorbed.
See it if you like Shakespeare (there are many references, not least that it's written in iambic pentameter) and intelligent, thought-provoking plays.
Don't see it if you don't like wordy plays - there is little action. Try to get a seat in the middle. On the extreme sides it's hard to hear some lines.
See it if you like intelligent, dialogue-driven plays and the smell of spaghetti bolognese.
Don't see it if you don't like having to pay a lot of attention to the dialogue in order to understand what's going on. And don't see it if you're hungry!
See it if you want a good laugh; you are a dog owner; you want something light and entertaining that doesn't ask too much of its audience.
Don't see it if you like more substantive, intelligent shows; you aren't fond of physical comedy.
See it if you're interested in a refreshingly different kind of play, which appreciates its audience's intelligence and plays with time and space.
Don't see it if you get easily frustrated if you can't tell what's going on right away - scenes happen out of chronological order.
See it if you want to see a substantive, barrier-breaking musical with excellent, cohesive acting.
Don't see it if you need endings to be neat and tidy; you want something fluffy.
See it if you want glitter and spectacle; you want to be delighted and entertained (especially if you are under the age of 10).
Don't see it if you want something profound; you are expecting a Lea Salonga as Jasmine - Courtney Reed is just fine, but not as seamless as Ms. Salonga.
See it if you are a fan of the music; you are more interested in the music than the story; you like jukebox musicals.
Don't see it if you are not a fan of the music; if an engrossing story is important to you (because it lacks here)
See it if you enjoy exquisite dancing, Gershwin, and Paris; you want something light and romantic.
Don't see it if you want an intricate, original plot, because this musical is driven mostly by beautifully done dance sequences.
See it if you want to be completely immersed in what's happening on stage; you like unconventional characters and unconventional staging
Don't see it if you can't be around flashing projections or a constant assault of sounds.