See it if You want to look at the way slavery is baked into the American experience (even in loving relationships) and want to consider what next?
Don't see it if You are offended by volatile human conflict, full male nudity and sexual situations, or explosive themes.
See it if You are a Jake Gyllenhaal fan (He is incredible). You enjoy clever storytelling. You enjoy solo acting with great writing.
Don't see it if You aren’t prepared to watch and listen carefully.
See it if You like spare, insightful plays that emphasize great acting and universal themes.
Don't see it if You must have fast pacing or are impatient with slow, deliberate, non-linear story-telling.
See it if You like quirky rock musicals about adolescent angst with strong performances by all involved and an eye-catching design.
Don't see it if You don’t like loud rock scores or focusing on teenager problems.
See it if You like musical comedy and/or you liked the movie and/or you’re looking for a fun evening of laughs.
Don't see it if You don’t like musical comedy or movies turned into Broadway musicals. You crave a great score.
See it if Just see it! This play grabs you by the throat and won’t let go for over 3 hours when it slams you against a wall. This play is epic.
Don't see it if You dislike beautiful but intense plays.
See it if You are mesmerized by Ivo von Hove and Jan Versweyveld’s riveting productions and entranced by Bryan Cranston’s acting.
Don't see it if You are not ready for an assault of sound, light, visuals, non-stop action, in-your-face acting, and disturbing, provocative ideas.
See it if You are a fan of the book and film, and you are open to a few updates of the material. You want to be reminded of white privilege in the USA
Don't see it if You do not wish to be reminded of pernicious racism in America, or you long for a re-imagining of this story from Calpurnia’s perspective.
See it if You relish a well-constructed, beautifully acted, devastating, and topical play. You want to see a potential Pulitzer Prize winner.
Don't see it if You don’t like challenging, devastating plays.
See it if You enjoy puppetry on a grand scale (The Lion King on steroids) and wonder how one might create a Broadway show based on technical wizardry.
Don't see it if You’re looking for subtlety, or you are not up for suspending disbelief to go on a wild ride, or guilty pleasures are lost on you.
See it if You enjoy gorgeous music well sung and powerfully delivered and inventive staging.
Don't see it if You dislike quirky fairy tales, in-the-round staging, and bittersweet endings.
See it if You like shows that feel truthful, funny, poignant, and sad.
Don't see it if You do not have a sense of humor about life and human foibles.
See it if You enjoy masterful performances and “less is more” design with superb lighting.
Don't see it if You dislike one-man shows (although this one could change your mind) or are offended by sexual references.
See it if you enjoy complex plots and terrific performances and a play that makes you think and question.
Don't see it if you’re looking for stage magic from Julie Taymor - it didn’t happen here.
Also This seemed like an entirely different play from the original.
See it if you like an old comedy retooled for a contemporary audience or you enjoy great comic timing especially from the talented Michael Urie.
Don't see it if you don't enjoy old comedies with lots of silliness.
See it if you like warm, homey musicals with an agreeable score, fun, and interesting little story.
Don't see it if you dislike musicals or warm, downhome stories.
See it if you want an engaging modern story told through heart-felt performances and terrific songs.
Don't see it if you dislike watching musicals or reflecting on teenage angst.
See it if you like Carole King or you enjoy juke box musicals with an interesting story.
Don't see it if you dislike Carole King or juke box musicals.
See it if you enjoy Forbidden Broadway spoofs, you admire amazingly clever parody, you know HAMILTON well, you want to see great talent on display.
Don't see it if you don't have a sense of humor or much familiarity with HAMILTON or a distaste for very small venues.
Also This is my favorite FORBIDDEN BROADWAY show ever.
See it if you enjoy Jake Gyllenhaal or Annaleigh Ashford or Sondheim musicals beautifully performed or Seurat paintings or a near-perfect first act.
Don't see it if you are impatient with abstraction and metaphor or you dislike any two of the elements listed above.
See it if You enjoy music by Tina Turner and you are inspired by a story of massive triumph over adversity.
Don't see it if You don’t like this music genre or style and you aren’t interested in the dirt and grit behind show-biz razzle-dazzle.
See it if You liked the movie, enjoy popular songs used to tell a story, like spectacle, and enjoy a walk on the wild side.
Don't see it if You’re a prude or don’t like musicals that are long on spectacle and sometimes over the top.
See it if You enjoy great actors, especially Glenda Jackson, Ruth Wilson, and Jayne Houdyshell, tackling iconic roles in a terrific production.
Don't see it if You are not challenged and entertained by plays that confront the issues of life and death in a serious and epic way.
See it if You enjoy seeing a classic musical beautifully recreated and you are looking for a unique and beautiful experience.
Don't see it if You have difficulty with supertitles and shows not presented in English (although Yiddish is part of the charm of this show).
See it if you wonder why an experienced, talented, and hard-working woman lost two very important elections, and you can accept answers as comedy.
Don't see it if you dislike Hillary or the Clintons.
See it if you appreciate great comic timing and are intrigued by Taylor Mac who can be both outrageous and endearing. Nathan Lane and company-perfect!
Don't see it if you are squeamish about simulated stage versions of the following: blood, gore, body fluids, dead people and full frontal male nudity.
See it if You enjoy seeing classic musicals beautifully re-created with stunning vocals by Kelli O’Hara and incredible dance numbers - Too Darn Hot!
Don't see it if You don’t enjoy great musicals perfectly executed.
See it if You enjoy watching fresh attempts to craft a great show from tricky material from Sondheim. (This is a tough show to get right.)
Don't see it if You would prefer to see a great musical perfectly realized. This is not that, but it’s OK.
See it if You enjoy great ensemble acting and poignant stories of valiant human beings.
Don't see it if You do not wish to confront the challenges of aging and dying.
See it if You enjoy rapid-fire, smart dialogue and terrific performances from a near-perfect cast.
Don't see it if You know well and do not like the work of Daniel Radcliffe, Cherry Jones, or Bobby Cannavale.
See it if You enjoy the rollercoaster ride of a Josh Harmon dramedy.
Don't see it if You’re not interested in the evolution of a multi-generational, queer Jewish family.
See it if You liked the movie or haven’t seen the movie but like the Cinderella story.
Don't see it if You do not like the Cinderella story or generally dislike stage productions of iconic movies.
See it if you want to see a classic musical recreated brilliantly with a few small tweaks that work beautifully.
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See it if You enjoy Flaherty/Ahrens songs, lavish sets and costumes with delightful use of projections, and beautiful singing.
Don't see it if You are looking for something surprising.
See it if you like wacky comedies with lots of physical comedy and inventive stagecraft.
Don't see it if you're expecting to see a play that's as funny as you expect from the hype or you don't enjoy broad comedy.
See it if you enjoy moody, atmospheric Broadway musicals or Andrew Lloyd Webber shows.
Don't see it if you dislike musicals or ALW or love stories.
See it if you want a truly heart-warming experience that makes you glad to be alive.
Don't see it if you don't want to be moved and inspired - it is totally built on the essence of what it means to be human in the 21st century.
See it if you enjoy musicals expertly crafted and delivered, or you would enjoy a collage of greatest musical theatre moments of the past 40 years.
Don't see it if you won't enjoy celebrating musical theatre or you know that tempting bites of great shows will only leave you frustrated for the full meal!
See it if you liked the movie (it's the same story and music delivered in an entirely different way - both familiar and fresh) or you enjoy Kander/Ebb
Don't see it if you're looking for traditional musical and staging or you prefer not to look at the wild dark side.
See it if you are interested in an adult version of Sesame Street with a take on musical theatre that continues to be fresh and funny.
Don't see it if you think it's a kid's version of Sesame Street.
See it if you love Bette Midler, David Hyde Pierce; you enjoy classic musicals beautifully presented in a style very close to the original production.
Don't see it if you prefer more contemporary and avant-garde material or you dislike any elements listed above.
See it if you enjoy the movie, Andy Karl, thought-provoking comedy, clever stagecraft, witty lyrics, and good tunes.
Don't see it if musical comedy, beautifully executed, is not your jam.