See it if you wonder what it is like to always have to look over your shoulder in public or how a great group of friends can heal you
Don't see it if foul language, violence or sexual situations offend you
See it if you are a fan of the movie (but don't need it repeated verbatim) and don't mind some Book of Mormon/Avenue Q type humor.
Don't see it if you are expecting it to be anything like it was in DC. About 80% of it has changed and it's more PG-13 than R now.
See it if you want a master class in acting by the entire cast as well as an obviously perfectly crafted story by a genius.
Don't see it if you can't make it through 3 hours of Shakespearean language or are against gender blind casting.
See it if you want to see a classic in a totally different light. It is just as easy to follow as the English version due to the subtitles.
Don't see it if you can't keep up with the subtitles or aren't familiar enough with the story to not need them.
See it if you are a fan of Next to Normal or Dear Evan Hansen, as it is reminiscent of both
Don't see it if the topic of death triggers you or you are looking for a 'happliy ever after' ending
See it if you are a fan of little known musicals or like to discover hidden gems
Don't see it if you are expecting to be out in under three hours or have a problem with the explicit subject matter
See it if you want to see a Lynn Nottage show that is different from her other works
Don't see it if you expect Act 2 to be as good as Act 1
See it if you want to see a compelling piece of theater that shows the complex ways humans interact
Don't see it if you need the action to start immediately or can't pay attention through slow parts
See it if you want to see a new show reminiscent in tone to Desperate Measures or to laugh your head off
Don't see it if you are easily offended by cursing or certain situations or don't have a warped sense of humor
See it if you loved the movie, grew up on 90s music or want to see the guys steal the show from the girls
Don't see it if you want to see Dove Cameron who calls out frequently, don't like being surrounded by elementary school girls or expect a lot from a show
See it if you are into glorious costumes, gymnastic dancing and a timely theme
Don't see it if you want to have any idea what the show is about - I saw it and am still unsure. The plot is laughable but at least the songs are familiar
See it if you are a Raul Esparza fan and minimalist staging & costumes appeal to you
Don't see it if you haven't read the book as it is super confusing and frankly, not very enjoyable until the last ten or so minutes
See it if you want a show with a message that is both timely and much needed
Don't see it if you are homophobic or may be triggered by a situation that may hit too close to home for some
See it if you want to be thoroughly engrossed by two actors at the top of their game and a timely, albeit painful, story that NEEDS to be told
Don't see it if you are sensitive to race relations, foul language or interracial relationships...none of which you should be if you are a true theater fan
See it if you like theater insider jokes (the leading lady is Mary Ethel Bernadette) and want to see a star in the making in Sarah MicKinley Austin
Don't see it if you are looking for something with deep meaning or don't like underdeveloped characters
See it if you are a huge fan of Beckett, Bill Irwin, or preferably both and have a good attention span
Don't see it if you dn't like one man shows as this is basically a master class in Beckett
See it if you want to see how many trials a man can go through until he is pushed to his limit and some of the best acting anywhere
Don't see it if you need your plot tied up in a neat bow at the end OR if you can't handle super intense scenes which may trigger some
See it if you like shows in the vein of Mean Girls or Evan Hansen that skew towards a younger audience or want to hear some great new music
Don't see it if you can't stand shrieking teens & tweens like they are at a Bieber concert
See it if you don't need plots tied up in a tidy bow at the end or you want to see the secret lives of women you may know
Don't see it if you can't handle lesbian relationships or foul language
See it if you are a fan of the movie, the stars, or just good old fashioned feel good musicals
Don't see it if you have a problem with strong, independent women
See it if you want to see an adorable piece of fluff that transcends traditional musical theater boundaries with its music
Don't see it if you have ADD or any condition that may be exacerbated by flashing lights, loud sounds and an overall chaotic atmosphere
See it if you like agitprop theater and want to feel like part of the action.
Don't see it if you don't appreciate John Doyle's stagings or a mildly confusing plot about unions.
See it if you have ever wondered what it is like to be in prison or how shockingly easy it is to get in but almost impossible to get out
Don't see it if you are looking for a happy ending
See it if you are a fan of John Larroquette or of short shows
Don't see it if you want something that will stick with you or will resonate as more than a mildly entertaining distraction for a night
See it if you loved Titus Andronicus or are a fan of any of the three stars
Don't see it if you are expecting a laugh riot or an emotional drama; it has some laughs but is generally just a waste of an hour and a half
See it if you like experimental theater and have a full understanding of what you are getting into. It is a LOT to take in.
Don't see it if Full frontal male nudity, cursing or intense male on male sex bothers you; also, if you are in the first few rows, you WILL get wet.
See it if you want to see a legend simply OWN the stage and transform himself into a character thoroughly and completely.
Don't see it if a lot of noise, lights and action are too much for you or if you are looking for a happy ending.
See it if you are a fan of August Strindberg or simply want to see an extremely well done show all around
Don't see it if you are bothered by people laughing at inappropriate situations or physical violence
See it if you want to see a master at the top of her game (Kelli) and one of the best dancers out there (Corbin) with classic songs
Don't see it if three hours is too long for you to sit through (it was the first preview, so it may be shorter now) and you get bored during filler scenes
See it if you are a Duncan Sheik or Spring Awakening fan as it definitely has the same feel
Don't see it if you don't like abstract rewritings of a classic, well known story
See it if you want to see how unforseen circumstances can change the outcome of a life
Don't see it if you don't like your life lessons interspersed with humor
See it if you can follow a somewhat convoluted but engrossing plot and want to see unexpcted twists
Don't see it if you can't pay strict attention or are prejudiced against other cultures
See it if you want to see two masters of the craft go head to head (the third member is no slouch either) and gasp out loud a few times
Don't see it if domestic violence triggers you or you expect the first half of the show to be as gripping as the second
See it if you want to laugh your head off at how PC and senitive our society has become
Don't see it if you can't find the humor in the snowflake culture or are easily offended
See it if you want to see a fascinating take on Mean Girls that is much more meaningful and profound than the original
Don't see it if you have a hard time dealing with high school drama
See it if you are a fan of the movie, the actors or just having a great time in general
Don't see it if you are prudish about language or situations (and please don't bring kids under 10 if you don't want them exposed to these things)
See it if you like elaborate plots that require your attention and broadly drawn characters
Don't see it if you can't understand cockney accents or like farcical situations
See it if you want to see what life was like back when the LGBT community was relegated to the back rooms of seedy clubs
Don't see it if you want a neat, tidy ending with clarity...or if you cannot handle same sex relationships
See it if you want to see the messy side of relationships and what happens when they implode
Don't see it if you are squeamish about violence, foul language or sexual situations
See it if you like cookie cutter Disney (which I do) with beautiful staging and costumes
Don't see it if you want to hear the actors sing without the audience joining in or you want something substantial (it's like cotton candy)
See it if you are a fan of AR Gurney's WASP-centric shows with no definitive resolutions
Don't see it if you can't sit through the first two boring plays to get to the third, and most entertaining, one
See it if you are looking for a non-cookie cutter show that feels vaguely unfinished and has many time jumps
Don't see it if you can't follow a bizarre plot about past lives or don't like characters who seemingly fall in love with no notice
See it if you like non-linear storytelling with a huge cast and no real storyline resolutions
Don't see it if you are easily (or even NOT that easily) confused by unconventional storytelling or you don't appreciate some scenery chewing