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See it if You’re a fan of the movie and know it by heart.
Don't see it if You want something updated. Everything feels outdated and awful. Some of the cast was good, but even the production seemed cheap
See it if You like good writing, current themes, women’s empowerment and scores with a variety of styles
Don't see it if You want to leave “humming something,” drag freaks you out, or you don’t like women
See it if you want a musical that has everything, singing (I mean Renee), dancing (a lot of dancing) and a story that makes you think even today
Don't see it if you are expecting something that has the ballet sequences cut. This show is HEAVY on ballet.
See it if you want a musical for all ages that is a bit edgy for the young ones but also zany enough for the adults.
Don't see it if you want something more adult or hate critiques about people who don't read. Also if you don't like the source material
See it if you want to see one of the best shows on broadway. An incredible piece of a theatre and Ben Platt is giving the performance of a lifetime
Don't see it if you want a comedy or are triggered by suicide
See it if you are a huge fan of Patti Lupone or Christine Ebersole or you already know are familiar with the rivalry
Don't see it if You want a lot of character development. The show is mostly about one upping someone else and you do not understand who these people were
See it if you like Jessie Mueller, compelling stories, are familiar with the movie or Sara Barellies or just like a good story
Don't see it if you want something cookie cutter and you don't like tough dramatic elements, especially those regarding domestic abuse
See it if you like dark revivals, Sutton Foster or innovative staging in small spaces
Don't see it if you don't like old school musicals and if you cannot understand why new interpretations are meaningful
See it if The music is obviously incredible, but for a jukebox musical, the story and songs are all great as well! The cast that on tour was insane!!
Don't see it if You do not like Carole king or feel good musicals. This musical is not deep nor thought provoking
See it if you want to see the limits that the genre of musical theatre can go to. Also if you want a rock/pop score.
Don't see it if you want something lighthearted or a musical comedy.
See it if you want a dated show with romantic themes and incredible singing. Especially if you need to see something with a lot of production
Don't see it if you want something relevant and has kept up with the times. The show seems to come off as both culturally insensitive and sexist.
See it if you love the movie and want a story that is in the vain of John Hughes. Also you want some of the best belting on Broadway
Don't see it if You hate belting, hate women empowerment stories, want something serious
See it if you want to see My Fair Lady.
Don't see it if you want something more. Did not answer the question "Why this production now" especially as we are in the times that we are.
See it if you love amazing singing, storytelling and want to experience the best cast on broadway
Don't see it if you are racist, you don't like belting, you don't like seeing shows in the round or slightly immersive shows.
See it if you want to see an incredible piece of theatre that is hilarious, shocking, disturbing, sad and thought provoking.
Don't see it if you cannot handle shocking and intense violence.
See it if You like very unconventional story lines, are familiar with the source material and if you want to be feet away from Tony Shalhoub.
Don't see it if If you want to feel something when you leave the theatre.
See it if you want to see incredible actors in any setting and love older theatre.
Don't see it if You want something fresh. The show is very dated and although the performances are great, the show is less than stellar... and LONG
See it if you want to see a musical drama from the 80s with an all star cast about love in all different forms.
Don't see it if you want a musical comedy, don't like musicals about dysfunctional families, are homophobic/a Trump supporter.
See it if you want a musical for the new era. Innovative staging and a powerhouse cast.
Don't see it if you want a standard musical and a story that is not from War and Peace
See it if you like dark, irreverant and insightful shows that make you think. Think Spelling Bee meets Next To Normal meets Big
Don't see it if The concept of death freaks you out
See it if fan of the Disney movie. There is a reason this is a broadway classic!
Don't see it if Want something with original music, story etc. You know what you are going to get with a musical like this