See it if A quiet story with a big impact. The music sounds completely different than everything else on Broadway and the show is incredibly resonant.
Don't see it if You want big dance numbers or a loud show. You don't like shows without intermission.
See it if Enjoy shows exploring the history of Jewish & LGBTQ+ people. Are prepared for an emotional journey with scenes that will stick with you.
Don't see it if Do not want to be seriously affected by a show. Uncomfortable with realist depictions of the Holocaust, LBGT storylines.
See it if You love 90s music. You love the movie (almost a word for word replica). Great cast. You want a fun night out with friends.
Don't see it if You're looking for something more original. You don't like/are uncomfortable with the story. You don't like jukebox musicals or 90s music.
See it if Enjoy the book. Christian Borle. Fun night at the theatre. Okay with minimal set & use imagination
Don't see it if Want a big set and spectacle. Expecting copy of the movie. Want a great score.
See it if ANDY KARL. He's incredible in this role. You like the movie and/or Tim Minchin. Great, clever staging! Want a laugh & big production.
Don't see it if You aren't okay with crude humor. You don't want to see the same scene repeated. You want a super deep show.
See it if You haven't seen Glenn Close in this role. You like ALW music. You love Hollywood/films.
Don't see it if Don't enjoy ALW music. Don't enjoy concert productions. Want a fast-paced or new story.
See it if You want a classic, Disney musical with big dance numbers! Want a spectacle. Love the movie/music/characters.
Don't see it if You want an original musical. Don't enjoy Disney. Want a heart-wrenching, emotional story.
See it if You suffer from anxiety, depression or loneliness. You enjoy a tough story with loveable characters. You want a great pop sounding score
Don't see it if You're triggered by anxiety, depression, suicide or do not want to see those subjects on stage. You want a happy, go lucky musical.
See it if You like the books! You love Chris McCarrell or George Salazar. With kids. Want a fun adventure story with some great songs!
Don't see it if Don't like shows with small set/casts. Want a realistic story. Don't enjoy musicals about high schoolers
See it if You love musical theatre and want to learn more about the productions you love! You enjoy learning about Broadway/West End.
Don't see it if You don't love musical theatre. You don't want to learn about behind the scenes info.
See it if You have a family and want to see family dynamics on stage. Laughs. Tears. Heartbreak. Everything. Enjoy a sung through show.
Don't see it if Aren't looking for a serious, emotional show (with some funny moments). Offended by LGBT. Trigger warning: HIV crisis.
Also Trigger warning: HIV crisis
See it if Enjoy Sara Bareilles music. Enjoy a pop score with beautiful harmonies. Looking to feel something, but also have some great laughs!
Don't see it if Want to see classic broadway scenes or a classic broadway score. Offended by affairs.
See it if You love costume pieces. Looking for a clever show. Looking for laughs! Enjoy a fun night at the theatre
Don't see it if You want music/lyrics you'll remember for years! Looking for a dance-focused show. Looking for a deeper show.
See it if You want an emotionally-charged story with great music & incredible acting. You enjoy a smaller cast with a more intimate set.
Don't see it if You aren't comfortable with some darker themes (sexuality, family arguments, suicide). You want a clear, linear storyline.
See it if You enjoy acrobatics, looking for a visually pleasing show, bringing children. Less picky about storylines/lyrics.
Don't see it if Lyrics are the most important to you. You want an innovative plot/storyline. You are looking for a show with deeper meaning.
See it if Want to see an original musical. Interested in mental health. Love rock-heavy musicals. Enjoy small casts and clever staging. Emotions!!
Don't see it if Want elaborate dance numbers, ensembles or costumes. Don't enjoy tough topics of mental health. Want a "feel good" show.
See it if Love the Disney movie. Have kids with you. Want a traditional, Disney broadway musical. Want elaborate numbers, costumes and sets.
Don't see it if Want something with more depth or feeling. Don't like the movie/story. Don'y enjoy Disney Theatrical productions.
See it if You like the story. Want a fun night out with a little depth. Like classic broadway shows with a good spin. :) Interested in LGBT+ history
Don't see it if Offended by LGBT+/Drag. Expect it to be as funny as "The Birdcage." Want characters you are very invested in.
See it if You want a fun night out, regardless of anything. The music is wonderful (I mean, it's ABBA) and Act 1 is good, it becomes too much in Act 2
Don't see it if You need a believable or deep story/book. You don't find humor in ridiculousness. You want deep characters. You don't like ABBA.
See it if The music is GREAT. Get the OBCR. See the show if you love rock and roll. Want a "feel good" show with large rock numbers. Love story.
Don't see it if Don't enjoy rock music. Don't like loud music. Have kids with you. Want more depth in a show. Want characters that you feel things for.
See it if You want a beautiful story, told more by emotions. You love the emotions and life music brings. Enjoy folk music. Enjoy minimalistic staging
Don't see it if It is a little slow, so if you are not a huge theatre fan maybe skip it. Accents can be hard to follow. Need a clear cut (or happy) ending
See it if You have ever felt as though you aren't being heard. Want to see full ASL incorporated show. Want an emotional journey. Incredible set.
Don't see it if Uncomfortable with some dark material (sex, abuse, suicide, strong language) being portrayed on-stage. Want a "feel good" show
See it if Kids/family friendly. Want a fun, night out. Looking for laughs. Good one-time experience, all productions are similar with a little improv.
Don't see it if Have sound/light triggered headaches/migraines. Want a concrete book/story or take away's. Want a "traditional" theatre experience
See it if You have kids with you. Want to be whisked to another world.. Want to feel a deep spectrum of emotions. Love sets. LAURA MICHELLE KELLY.
Don't see it if You can't let some inconsistencies go, want a realistic story, want only a "feel good"/don't want to explore other emotions.
See it if Kids with you. Loved the movie. Love ALW. Want to see an incredible performance by Alex Brightman & Sierra & the students!!
Don't see it if You want something deeper or thought-provoking (altho they do a good job of adding depth from the movie). Don't enjoy children ensembles.
See it if You want an INCREDIBLE set design. A heartfelt, relevant story and characters. Masterful staging&choreography. Even if you dont like theshow
Don't see it if Don't want an audience of lots of kids. Looking for an exact replica of the tv show.
See it if You like the movie. Want to see great performances (entire cast - especially Jelani). Want to see some Disney magic. With your sister/family
Don't see it if You don't like the movie/Disney shows. You're looking for the most incredible Disney magic so far.Don't want to be in a mostly kids audience
See it if You love a classic musical. To see the star. Want to see great performances by a truly talented cast.
Don't see it if You want to see new musicals. You want to see a reimagined revival. You want a story that is more deep.
See it if Patti LuPone. Christine Ebersole. You like makeup and want to see a new story. Enjoy traditional musicals.
Don't see it if Don't know who Patti LuPone or Christine Ebersole are. Need a fast-paced musical (Act 2 is painfully slow).
See it if Enjoy actors playing instruments. Served in armed forces or family/friends did. Enjoy big band music. Want a meaningful story.
Don't see it if Trigger Warning: PTSD. Don't enjoy big band music. Don't enjoy a story w/message of what we need to do do to take care of our vets.
See it if You enjoy Alan Menken music. You like Richard H. Blake or Nick Cordero (they absolutely kill it). You like doo-wop music. Want a fun night
Don't see it if You want a very deep piece of theatre. You want meaningful lyrics. You don't like doo-wop music.
See it if Enjoy ensemble pieces. Enjoy creative staging efforts. Want to hear a great story that needs to be shared. Support Broadway debut writers.
Don't see it if You are triggered by a 9/11 story. Don't enjoy 1 set, multi-character ensemble pieces. Want big dance numbers
See it if You love this piece of Sondheim. You love art. You love Jake Gyllenhaal and/or Annaleigh. Enjoy minimal set that lets the work shine
Don't see it if You don't like Sondheim. You want a realistic book. You want a show with big sets and big choreography. You don't like art.
See it if You love Philippa or Adam Chanler-Berat. Want a light musical with a cute score. Identify with struggling to be yourself. Good feeling show!
Don't see it if You want songs you'll be singing out of the theatre. You want a big show with big dance numbers. You want a very emotional show.
See it if Looking for an innovative show. Scenic, Sound & Light Design is INCREDIBLE. Want to see a large scale production.
Don't see it if Want an emotionally charged (and clear) story. Don't like when actors interact with audience. Want a heroine you cheer for.
Also WARNING: STROBE LIGHTS used heavily in one song.
See it if Have children with you. Lesli Margherita is in the cast. Enjoy children filled ensembles.
Don't see it if Looking for an in-depth, emotionally charged show. Looking for a direct representation of the book or movie.
See it if You've ever felt like you weren't on the right path. You're approaching 30 or have turned 30. You loved RENT. You enjoy a small cast.
Don't see it if Want an extravagant show with big numbers. Want a show with a big cast. Trigger warning: HIV
See it if You love great ensemble numbers (especially TAP!) Want a serious, historical piece with some comic relief. All star cast.
Don't see it if You don't enjoy large ensemble casts. You want a clear storyline. You want a 100% happy go lucky story.
See it if You like Gloria Estefan's music. You're looking for a FUN night at the theatre. Want a musical that leaves you smiling, singing & dancing
Don't see it if You don't enjoy biographical or jukebox musicals. You don't enjoy the Estefan's music.
See it if Want to see the start of the Rock Opera. Want a story of love and life. Want to experience all emotions. Want your eyes opened.
Don't see it if Don't want a "sung thru" show. Not open to LGBT+/AIDS crisis/drug use story. Want a normal "happy, feel good" musical. BUT SEE IT ANYWAY!
See it if Like historical shows. Like epic romances. Want to feel a LOT. Enjoy the story. Want to see a classic show that is a classic for a reason.
Don't see it if Don't enjoy "sung thru" shows. Don't want to have to pay close attention. Don't enjoy violence depicted on stage Don't enjoy historical show
See it if Love dance sequences. Especially child driven dance sequences. Have kids with you. Looking for a standard feel good show.
Don't see it if You want something with more depth or feeling. Want to see a realistic show. Don't enjoy children singing. Want something original
See it if You enjoy early Rock n Roll music. Want a romantic story with some deeper troubles. Want an good take on inter-racial relationships
Don't see it if You aren't interested in that era. You don't enjoy the Motown musical trend. Seems like the standard story with a different spin.
See it if Enjoy historical works. Enjoy puppetry and clever sets. You will forget that you are watching puppets and not live horses.
Don't see it if You want a happy go lucky story. You aren't interested in history or animals. Don't want to see war depicted on stage.
See it if Explore the question of "What If?" Love original musicals. Want to experience a variety of emotions. Great story of love, friends and paths
Don't see it if Want a concrete, linear, easy to follow story. Want a clear ending. Opposed to strong language. Want extravagant dance numbers/spectacles.
See it if Great historical piece on a time often overlooked. Very relevant with today's American culture. Want to see an original story. Great staging
Don't see it if Can't look past a couple minor inconsistencies and a song or two that doesn't quite work. Need elaborate dance sequences.
See it if You love rock musicals, small casts, full spectrum of emotions, original show & set. Want to embark on a though provoking emotional journey
Don't see it if Deals with tougher emotions & subjects, not best suited for all audiences. Want a full show of extravagant sets/choreography w/big cast
See it if Love dance-heavy productions. Want to see clever use of staging/light/ensemble. Love Jazz music. Great combo of feel good & take away's
Don't see it if Don't enjoy sex/violence depicted on stage (done very dance focused). Don't enjoy dance or jazz. Want a normal big set/costume/lights show
See it if Want an out of the box experience. Want to explore a great neighborhood where the theatre is immersive. Family friendly. Original.
Don't see it if Have noise or light induced headaches/migraines. Want a concrete book/story. Don't want to venture outside Times Square.
See it if You want a quintessential theatrical experience. You haven't seen a production of Phantom yet. Norm Lewis comes back. You love ALW.
Don't see it if Want to see something different or out of the box. You have seen a professional production of Phantom before. Want a thought provoking show