See it if you are a fan of its 2 up-and-coming stars
Don't see it if You don't like 2-person plays or prefer something more attention-grabbing.
See it if You want to see an unfortunately relevant story with all-too relatable characters
Don't see it if You prefer lighter fare or need something that feels fresher. Although the themes are all-too current, the writing feels dated
See it if You can live on nostalgia and a great performance
Don't see it if You don’t know why this was ever musicalized. This won’t cure you of that wondering.
See it if You enjoy spectacles and mashups of pop music sung by an insane cast of A+ singers and dancers
Don't see it if You want something deeper or a plot that makes sense
See it if You want to encourage new works and want to see Victoria Clarke play a teenager
Don't see it if You want a plot and a score that packs more of a punch. This kinda just…happens?
See it if You want to hear incredible arrangements of beloved music performed by a cast singing its face off
Don't see it if You don’t love “after school special” type plots or if you prefer shows with lighter themes
See it if You’re a HP fan and want to revel in the magical stagecraft
Don't see it if You want a coherent plot or a satisfying addition to the cannon
See it if You love Bob Dylan music and want to hear it performed in a unique and masterful way
Don't see it if You prefer music to be integrated into the scenes and need more excitement from a show
See it if You want to see a fresh take on a classic with an excellent score played by a full orchestra and mostly extremely strong performances
Don't see it if You’re a Sondheim purist or prefer linear plots.
See it if You want to see a masterful lead performance with some strong supporting performances.
Don't see it if You want lighter fare or a production that’s more coherent.
See it if You are, or have, a child or can rely heavily on nostalgia or effects.
Don't see it if You’re looking for an introspective night at the theatre.
See it if You love the music and that plus great dancing is enough for you.
Don't see it if You’re tired of bio-musicals that don’t reveal anything new about the subject.
See it if You want to see something that is unlike any show you’ve ever seen
Don't see it if You prefer traditional theatre or need something that takes itself seriously
See it if You want to hear masterful performers sing a score that is not often heard
Don't see it if You dislike opera or are frustrated with characters changing their personalities at the drop of a hat
See it if You want to see important stories represented on Broadway or want to see Joshua Jackson live
Don't see it if You want a plot to unfold naturally or to see lighter fare
See it if you want pure escapism and silliness brought to you by a classic play brilliantly performed in its original style
Don't see it if you are looking for something more serious or modern
See it if you want to be blown away by incredible performances, a thrilling set, impeccable direction, and a show with brilliant music and witty book
Don't see it if you are offended by crude language and sexual innuendo. Or if you just hate fun
See it if you have never seen it. The show holds up even this many years later, but I can't imagine going for a repeat viewing
Don't see it if you dislike darker romance stories or old-fashioned shows
See it if you want to relive your childhood and listen to the classic music. Or even just to experience the show, which is exquisite.
Don't see it if you are expecting a "grown-up" show, it's still very much geared towards children. If you can't lose yourself into the illusion of puppetry
See it if you want to see Glenn Close do what Glenn Close does best and have never seen Sunset Boulevard before
Don't see it if you are looking for an edgy revival that reinvents the material.
See it if you want a peek into an interesting period of time as told by a fantastic ensemble
Don't see it if you are tired of cliched family dramas that don't seem to add any original ideas to the genre
See it if you want to see a topic that does not often get discussed take center stage.
Don't see it if you are uncomfortable with NOT-BRIEF full frontal nudity and constant sexual talk and themes.
See it if you have some time to kill. It's not a complete waste of time or difficult to sit through. Just don't expect to be blown away
Don't see it if you need a plot that isn't utterly ludicrous. If casually racist characters offend you.
See it if You are (or ever have been) single or a friend
Don't see it if Slightly caricatured secondary characters bother you or you need a main character that is totally likable
See it if You want to experience something truly new and unique.
Don't see it if You don't enjoy modern takes on classic literature or are uncomfortable with immersive theatre
See it if You love (or at least appreciate) a capalla and just want to have fun without being too serious
Don't see it if You want to see an original story that makes has an actual plot with depth
See it if You want to see a play tackle family issues, but don't mind if it seems like it's been done before.
Don't see it if Issues about the Middle East make you uncomfortable
See it if You want to see a truly masterful piece of work. You want to be able to tell your friends that you saw it.
Don't see it if You don't care for hip hop or rap
See it if You're into theatre history or like off-beat plays. It very much retains its off-broadway-ness even in this production
Don't see it if You want something more upbeat or less heady
See it if you like poetic dialogue and and nuanced performances
Don't see it if you don't enjoy watching people sitting around and talking
See it if You want to support theatre and young artists
Don't see it if You want any semblance of an entertaining night out. Or are expecting anything like Sleep No More
See it if You appreciate incredible vocal performances and off-beat musicals dealing with nontraditional subject material
Don't see it if you find nonlinear plots confusing and are offended by edgy dialogue/language
See it if you want to support small, independent theatre and you don't mind confusing story-telling
Don't see it if you want to see a play that deals with relevant themes and an arc that can be followed
See it if you want to see a rarely-revived musical with a fantastic cast and clever direction.
Don't see it if you don't like bluegrass musical or cannot stand silliness
See it if you love Carole King's music or are from that era. If you want to have a cheerful, light night out
Don't see it if you need substance, dont want to see what is essentially a series of impersonations of classic music groups with cliched dialogue in between
See it if you want to see a masterful revival of a classic. You will not want to have missed this production, if only for bragging rights
Don't see it if you can't sit still for 4 hours or can't deal with heavy plots that involves dark themes
See it if you want to see a throwback, faithful production of a classic musical that is not often-revived. Great performances all around
Don't see it if you prefer your musicals to be a bit more modern or updated. This is definitely an old-school production
See it if you want to see a classic in an entirely new light, or if you've never seen a production of this masterful play
Don't see it if you are faint of heart or prefer lighter fare
See it if you want to see a story about a population that is often underrepresented in the theatre. Masterful performances are everywhere
Don't see it if you need a linear plot that you can easily follow or prefer lighter fare
See it if you want to see an entirely different kind of play production and are interested in what can be conveyed through silence
Don't see it if you have neck problems. Much of the time you will be craning your neck to see the action. Or if you want characters you actually get to know
See it if You want a take on modern relationships
Don't see it if You have neck problems or don't want to sit through too-long "performance art" scenes that are intentionally awful
See it if You want to experience a riveting performance discussing the dangers of our culture's numbness to tragedy and pain
Don't see it if You don't want an intimate experience with the actors or feel uncomfortable listening to graphic depictions of sexual acts
See it if You want a play to make you question things society takes for granted while presenting a peek into a world rarely seen
Don't see it if Onstage nudity offends you or want lighter fare