See it if you like musicals in an intimate setting, having actors perform all around you, and/or young theater makers trying to create something new.
Don't see it if you want a light-hearted fun or don't like strong sexual themes. No matter where you sit you'll be blinded by spotlights at times.
See it if you love musicals and want to take a trip down the memory lane with Hal Prince's masterpieces. Tony Yazbeck is amazing.
Don't see it if you haven't seen any of the musicals featured in the show -- taken out of context many scenes are less effective, particularly Cabaret.
See it if you like Michael Moore's work.
Don't see it if you're looking for a theatre show or a comedy show, don't like Michael Moore, or can't sit through 2.5 hours with no intermission.
See it if you'll be content just watching glimpses of everyday people in everyday lives.
Don't see it if you want plays to have strong message. It was thoroughly enjoyable but I have no idea what the playwright wanted to do with it.
See it if you like the novel. The play captures Philip's struggles with many of his relationships (romantic or otherwise) well.
Don't see it if you want comedy or don't like melodrama. The show runs a bit long for a straight play.
See it if you like immersive theater, non-conventional plays, and interacting with characters.
Don't see it if you want to sit in comfy chairs and watch a play unfold without participating in it.
See it if you like Broadway musicals but want to see something different.
Don't see it if you're looking for plot-heavy musicals. The music and staging is great but the plot is a bit thin.
See it if you love Gloria Estefan. The cast sings great and music is so much fun.
Don't see it if you don't like Gloria Estefan's music or you don't like musicals with predictable plot.
See it if you want entertaining show with feel-good message and great music. Cyndi Lauper does well to integrate her style into musical.
Don't see it if you don't like Cyndi Lauper songs or looking for a tragedy.
See it if you love Glenn Close. Lloyd Webber's music with 40-piece orchestra. Doesn't get much better than that.
Don't see it if you need "contemporary" material. It's not outdated, but it's still 23 years old.
See it if you want a solid off-the-beaten-path entertainment. Actors have so much energy and the writing is very thoughtful and thought-provoking.
Don't see it if It's a series of very short acts -- 30 of them in 1 hour. Not for someone who wants to see a "story".
See it if you want to see a beautiful large-scale production of a wonderful story.
Don't see it if you like small plays or musicals -- for a play there's a lot of visual effects.
See it if you want to see a small-scale musical, political drama, or want to remember how the US used to be 15-20 years ago.
Don't see it if using comedy for serious subject matter isn't your thing.
See it if you want to see heartbreaking dialogue between mother and son, partners and friends.
Don't see it if exploration of domestic relationships doesn't interest you.
See it if you love off-off Broadway and showcasing of short plays and "sneak peek" of new shows interest you.
Don't see it if you're looking for fully-realized shows. Many segments are just snippets of what's to come and are not self-contained.
See it if you're a hard core fan of Talking Heads
Don't see it if you expect quality musical on par with other shows at the Public Theater. The show is about inner faith and not about external conflicts.
See it if you like small scale musicals and want free shots of whiskey. Some of the music is really good.
Don't see it if you want strong plot in musicals. Music also gets fairly repetitive.
See it if you like musicals in an intimate setting.
Don't see it if you don't like Sweeney Todd or other Sondheim musicals.
See it if you want a great laugh out loud comedy. As with any well-executed slapstick the technical execution is amazing.
Don't see it if you want to see a serious play.
See it if you're a fan of Nancy Opel, or can relate to 55 year old widow instantly.
Don't see it if you don't like time jumps or fluffy show that forces you to relate with protagonist in the first 5 minutes.
See it if You like Spoon River. The music and singing are good, very enjoyable if you think of it as a concert.
Don't see it if You want to see a show/play/musical with a story. The show is bits and pieces of anecdotes, and becomes repetitive after a while.
See it if you like Kevin Kline. The show is throughly entertaining and funny, a decent night out on Broadway.
Don't see it if you're looking for anything more than a light entertainment. Probably not the funniest show you've seen.
See it if you like new musicals and don't mind some stereotyping in service of jokes.
Don't see it if you're looking for a great storytelling, thought-provoking social commentary or depths in characters.
See it if you want to try immersive theater for the first time, and don't want nudity on stage.
Don't see it if you want to explore on your own a la Sleep No More, or want to see some character development or plot.
See it if you like political drama like Madam Secretary, or you like character/dialogue driven theater with great writing and great acting.
Don't see it if you're looking for a love story, family friendly show or musical.
See it if you love Sondheim in an intimate theater -- in this stripped down production the actors are superb and the music is amazing.
Don't see it if you want a big production like Broadway shows.
See it if you like Andrew Lloyd Webber's music or the movie. The kids are simply amazing.
Don't see it if you're looking for a serious story. The moments only with adults are sadly not the strong point.
See it if you like Off-Broadway musicals with some inventive theatricality and fine performance.
Don't see it if you're looking for thought-provoking revelation, dark and serious themes or more than two people on the stage.
See it if you want to see a piece of theatre history, with some great writing and strong performance.
Don't see it if you're not up for a 2-hour serious drama with heavy subject matter.
See it if you liked the movie. Even if you didn't like the movie or haven't seen it, it's a very cute and whimsical show with great Phillipa Soo.
Don't see it if you're looking for a dark story or activist theater.
See it if you like intelligent solo-shows and stand-up comedy.
Don't see it if you don't like solo-shows or can't sit through 2 hours without intermission.
See it if you like contemporary art and want a couple hours of light entertainment.
Don't see it if you don't like audience participation or don't like fine art.
See it if you love musicals as long as songs are good. Some of the performers are great.
Don't see it if you need good book in addition to good music. It does get its message across but it's a bit unfocused.