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See it if You want to be thinking about it long after you’ve seen it, and it still breaks your heart. You like internalized story telling
Don't see it if You want boy gets, loses, gets girl musicals, with the big clinch at the end as the score soars & the curtain falls, or you want pizazz
See it if Like well written, nicely acted, intelligently directed thought provoking play combining historical facts with well drawn characters
Don't see it if If you don't have an interest in international politics, you don't want to pay close attention, you don't enjoy multi layered stories
See it if You enjoy a musical comedy with the emphasis on comedy. If you enjoy a well told story with lots of stage antics and a talented Andy Karl
Don't see it if You prefer a show with a memorable score, if you prefer a dramatically themed musical, if you don't enjoy screwball comedy,
See it if You are a HUGE Wallace Shawn fan, if you have a dystopian view of the world in general ( who doesn't),and theatre specifically,
Don't see it if If you prefer an easily comprehended plot and structure and a tidy denouement, or you aren't willing to work hard ( too hard? ) at meanin
See it if You want to see a thought provoking musical with an intelligent book and score and breakthrough performance
Don't see it if You don't like musicals that are relevant, with less than happy endings.
See it if You enjoy thought provoking musicals that delve into interpersonal relationships, and particularly if you enjoy Sondheimesque music lyrics
Don't see it if You prefer musical comedies that have familiar tunes, showy choreography , and splashy sets. Holiday Inn it's not
See it if You like stories about Broadway history, Black history, shows like After Midnight, Ain't Misbehavin
Don't see it if If you want a Disnesque experience, or want a happy ending
See it if You enjoy Disney musicals, you're taking a child to the theatre, you like a traditional musical with splashy sets costumes and choreography
Don't see it if Sondheim is your idea of a good musical
See it if You enjoy a contemporary drama , excellent acting, and stories that resonate
Don't see it if You like your dramatic plays to be wrapped up all neat and tidy in the end
See it if You like your musicals to be moving , thought provoking, emotional
Don't see it if Razzle dazzle, splashy sets and big musical numbers are what you are after
See it if You like challenging plots with strong exposition,& thought provoking ideas. If you liked Oslo or Disgraced. If you enjoy strong ensembles
Don't see it if Character driven plays are your thing, if you have no interest in economics, if talking suits put you off
See it if If you want to see 2 great performers making the most of poorly structured story or you're a Frankel fan. Lupone & Ebersole rise above
Don't see it if You want a traditional song dance musical, you've no interest in feminism, 20th century bio's, you prefer carefully plotted book,
See it if You enjoy a star driven golden age musical with classic score , great staging, A lead with PRESENCE, a cast packed with talent, great design
Don't see it if You are a Carol Channing loyalist and don't think anyone can match her in Dolly. That describes me but I loved the revival. So go anyway
See it if You think Cate Blanchett can do no wrong, if you are a Chekov groupie, you appreciate a slow build up of plot & structure .
Don't see it if If you prefer a well structured exposition of plot and character, if you don't want the challenge of determining characters relationships.
See it if You enjoy revivals , Sutton Foster , Encores at City Center, a new interpretation of a good not great 60's musical. Superior cast and ensem
Don't see it if If you want splashy design values , you don't like to explore the Golden Age of Bway, you are looking for contemporary themes,
See it if You enjoy one man shows that offer great storytelling with multi layered and highly nuanced subtexts on civilization , language, materialism
Don't see it if You don't enjoy non commercial, non traditional Broadway fare, or you want cookie cutter theatre. If you want traditional design elements
See it if You enjoy a. Classic romantic tale set to music, with great music and design elements. Also good if it's your first musical.
Don't see it if You want something serious, deep , and thought provoking.
See it if You enjoy romantic musicals, musicals from " the golden age", with the requisite music, lyrics, acting, , staining, and design
Don't see it if You want edgy avant grade musicals
See it if You love great acting, writing , and directing. See it if you are drawn to complex characters, and stories about how people fail themselve
Don't see it if You don't want to invest yourself in a challenging story that runs close to four hours.