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See it if you're interested in seeing a very well-done version of an important play in queer theater history.
Don't see it if you don't like monologues or scenes that aren't quite linear.
See it if you are excited to see a show about a trans character that is not a coming out story.
Don't see it if you aren't interested in the Vietnam War (honestly, the scenes with war flashbacks were very confusing); you don't like nonlinear timelines.
See it if you want to see innovative staging in a Broadway house. The music is fantastic and the cast is phenomenal!
Don't see it if you can't handle strobe lights or don't like sung-through shows.
See it if you liked the movie and you want to see a great company perform a new David Yazbeck score.
Don't see it if you prefer when musicals have a plot. I know that was the point, but it just didn't do it for me. I felt like I kept waiting for it to start
See it if you want to see a musical with a bit of a unique feel. RIDE THE CYCLONE was a ton of fun (and a bit morbid).
Don't see it if you don't want to see something that's a bit morbid.
See it if you're interested in a unique theatrical experience involving headphones and the use of sound in a new way.
Don't see it if you don't like one-man shows; you aren't interested in the experience of a white man in the Amazon.
See it if you enjoy immersive (but not too immersive) theatrical experiences
Don't see it if you can't listen to people speaking in verse at length; you want your immersive theater experiences to be more than actors jumping on tables
See it if you're a fan of Nathan Lane.
Don't see it if you have a tough time with casual racism and sexism. Most of the characters had few redeeming qualities. The show was too long.
See it if you want to see a few very cool tricks.
Don't see it if you want to see an interesting story. The plot is nothing new and I would have rather seen more tricks and less of a story.
See it if you're a fan of Alton Brown and want to see some very over-the-top food science.
Don't see it if you are expecting to learn a lot. I was hoping for a bit more science.
See it if you are interested in seeing the fantastic Sarah Jones embody dozens of characters and provide a unique take on the sex industry.
Don't see it if you don't like one-person shows.
See it if you're interested in learning more about the history of the Black Panthers & the Young Lords & how it connects to today's political climate
Don't see it if you don't like multimedia in stage productions (there are a lot of tv screens and live video feeds) or if you don't like political theater
See it if you are interested in seeing a well-staged and well-directed hilarious take on an Austen story.
Don't see it if you have a low threshold for silliness.
See it if you enjoy fluffy traditional musicals with some really fantastic dance numbers.
Don't see it if you find traditional musicals about romance boring or if you aren't a fan of Irving Berlin's music.
See it if you want to learn about a piece of musical theater history and have a few laughs!
Don't see it if you aren't interested in learning about what is considered to be the first American musical or you don't like plays/musicals about theater.
See it if you want to hear Rebecca Naomi Jones and Kecia Lewis sing their faces off and you want to learn about a piece of music history.
Don't see it if you don't like gospel music.
See it if you want to see a well-staged retelling of a classic Greek myth with phenomenal music and a fantastic cast.
Don't see it if you aren't interested in Greek mythology or if you listened to and disliked the concept album.
See it if you like to learn about theater history, particularly queer Jewish theater history. This play is well-written, fascinating, and beautiful.
Don't see it if discussion/mention of the Holocaust is hard for you to handle.
See it if you're a fan of Peter Pan and want to see some theater magic. There's a particularly beautiful moment in Act 2.
Don't see it if you expect the big production numbers to blow you away. Most of them were a bit underwhelming.
See it if you liked Book of Mormon and want to see something with a (very) similar sense of humor.
Don't see it if you don't enjoy sophomoric humor. While some of the lyrics are witty, I found a lot of the jokes to be silly and cliched.
See it if you want to see a fantastic production of Big River.
Don't see it if you feel like Big River is outdated and not necessarily appropriate (read: too racist) to be performing earnestly today
See it if you want to see Sutton Foster lead a spectacular company. She's fantastic, as is the rest of the cast (particularly Joel Perez).
Don't see it if you aren't a fan of SWEET CHARITY. The show honestly doesn't make a ton of sense.
See it if you want to see a fantastic production of a classic musical with some amazing new choreography. Danny Burstein is a perfect Tevye.
Don't see it if you aren't a fan of Fiddler on the Roof!
See it if you like a cappella music and you enjoy stories that follow several different characters who are sort of interconnected (like Love Actually)
Don't see it if you don't like a cappella music
See it if you are interested in plays that chronicle relationships and if you like jumping timelines. Robin de Jesus and Michael Urie were fantastic.
Don't see it if you have a difficult time following shows when the timeline jumps around or if you don't want to see discussion of a hate crime.
See it if you want to see a well-written and well-directed show about a high school girls' soccer team. The dialogue felt very real.
Don't see it if you don't like overlapping dialogue.
See it if you want to see fantastic dancing and don't mind if there's no plot.
Don't see it if you prefer musicals with a story and substance.
Also It's a good production of CATS, but it's still CATS.
See it if you're a fan of William Finn and want to see an incredible company perform a moving production of his work.
Don't see it if you don't like sung-through musicals.
See it if you want to think about the politics of race and sex in an in-your-face kind of way.
Don't see it if you are uncomfortable with nudity and frank discussions of sex and racism.
See it if you are a fan of Jonathan Larson's music and enjoy small musicals. The cast was terrific and it was very well staged.
Don't see it if you don't like small musicals or autobiographical musicals.
See it if you are interested in seeing a new musical based on the novel Frankenstein.
Don't see it if you believe theater should be shown rather than told--there was too much narration and not enough action. The music was often monotonous.
See it if you find it interesting to watch people communicate without words. Also, it's hilarious.
Don't see it if you have a problem with nudity or long stretches without dialogue.
See it if you're a fan of Elizabeth Swados or find the topic of teenage runaways interesting.
Don't see it if you have trouble figuring out where to look when there are too many people on stage.
See it if you want to see the incredibly talented Frank Langella take on a very interesting role.
Don't see it if you have difficulty watching stories about people with dementia.
See it if you're interested in the Salem witch hunt.
Don't see it if you have trouble hearing dialogue when there is significant background noise/music or if you have trouble sitting through long plays.
See it if you are a fan of Leslie Kritzer (she's HILARIOUS) and if you enjoy a healthy dose of silliness.
Don't see it if you don't like silly musicals or country-esque music.