See it if Looking for a family-friendly show to entertain both the kids and the parents. Excellent cast, tuneful songs and imaginative staging.
Don't see it if You have an aversion to fairy tales.
See it if You would enjoy marvelous performers having a ball with extreme silliness and classic pop songs.
Don't see it if Resentful of enormous pillars restricting your view (without having been warned when buying your tickets).
See it if You have suffered through too many committee meetings. At least this one will almost certainly be more entertaining.
Don't see it if You would like to feel better about the goodness of human beings or the state of this country. It’s a bleak outlook presented here.
See it if You think a cussing child is hilarious. I enjoyed Silverman’s book and have admired Schlesinger’s wit and melodies, but was disappointed.
Don't see it if Expecting either a laugh riot or meaningful drama.
See it if You always wanted to see a gay, black riff on Hamlet set in a backyard barbecue. Or interested in what’s deemed Pulitzer-worthy in 2022.
Don't see it if You didn’t like Strange Loop. This is very much it’s own play, but there are enough similarities to think this won’t be your cup of tea.
See it if You always wanted to see a big Broadway production of the show. Supporting cast and production are all first-rate. Deserved more Tony love.
Don't see it if An uneven Fanny will be a deal-breaker.
See it if You want your expectations to be greatly exceeded. Fabulous dancing and a powerhouse ballad that elicits a mid-show standing ovation.
Don't see it if Looking for a light and frothy or humorous musical.
See it if You thought Rachael Dratch was only capable of doing Debbie Downer. Here, she’s quite the opposite and absolutely hysterical.
Don't see it if You believe all Presidents deserve to be revered or if you don’t appreciate gross-out humor.
See it if You want to see a bloody and creative take on this classic or see Daniel Craig in a role that’s the antithesis of James Bond.
Don't see it if Troubled by stage blood or if you prefer a more staid approach to Shakespeare. The non-traditional casting (race/gender) can be confusing.
See it if You have ever debated the merits of Bernadette versus Patti as Mama Rose.
Don't see it if You adore Idina Menzel so much that a crude drag impersonation of her will be upsetting.
See it if You want to laugh (a lot) and cry (a bit) and see some extremely healthy-looking male flesh. Jesse Tyler Ferguson has found a perfect role.
Don't see it if Homophonic or offended by stage nudity.
See it if Interested in three outstanding actors showing off their craft. Seemed more like an acting exercise than a play.
Don't see it if You think things are depressing enough without wallowing in David Mamet’s world view.
See it if A fan of the author and his extremely dark concept of comedy. The set design and simulated hanging are also awe-inspiring.
Don't see it if You think Neil Simon’s comedies are hilarious. This won’t be your cup of tea.
See it if Interested in seeing SJP, a truly gifted comic actress, rise above the mediocrity of an extremely stale and annoying sitcom script.
Don't see it if You expect anything remotely funny in the 21st century.
See it if You like your history lessons in the form of extravagantly creative musicals. Not quite at the level of Hamilton, but getting close.
Don't see it if Woodrow Wilson is your favorite president. He does not come off well.
See it if A huge Billy Crystal fan. He is a master comedian and the humor mostly works. But the score is mediocre and the human drama is predictable.
Don't see it if You are turned off by potty humor. There’s a lot of it and it’s actually some of the funniest material in the show.
See it if Likely to appreciate a short evening of intense drama with two relatable characters enduring lots of personal struggles.
Don't see it if Expecting a literal case for the existence of god. You will be disappointed.
See it if You’re a HUGE Bob Marley fan and are content with a superficial understanding of why he was such a national icon and international star.
Don't see it if You are unlikely to understand the strong Jamaican accents. I understood less than half the dialogue.
See it if Interested in a slightly raunchy and adult version of Cinderella. A fine score and a delightful book make this great fun.
Don't see it if You resent contemporary treatments of classic tales. This isn’t your childhood Cinderella.
See it if You think it’s impossible to make a terrific musical out of an 80’s comedy/sci-fi film. You may be pleasantly surprised.
Don't see it if You never liked the movie in the first place or shy away from special effects on stage.
See it if You wish to spend a few heavenly hours with possibly the most charming man on the planet.
Don't see it if Seeing a conman face no real consequences for his lies and scheming hits too close to home these days.
See it if Cary Grant, LSD and penis rockets are concepts you want to see in a musical. And who doesn’t?
Don't see it if Cary Grant, LSD and penis rockets are NOT concepts you want to see in a musical. It can be slow and self-indulgent at times, but worth it.
See it if Interested in an intensely original exploration of racial themes. Caroline can challenge one’s empathy, but what a spectacular performance.
Don't see it if Looking for a feel-good type of musical that doesn’t force you to think about tough issues.
See it if Such a fan of MJ that you will enjoy a formulaic bio-musical with some great dancing and strong performances as Michael.
Don't see it if Troubled by a script that largely makes Michael a sympathetic victim of his father, rumors and the press and not a the sexual predator.
See it if You will appreciate gorgeous arrangements of Dylan songs woven into a dark, but compelling, tale of complex folks surviving tough times.
Don't see it if Looking for a jazz-hands style of musical. This is it's antithesis.
See it if You think you have already seen Company and cannot imagine the gender-flipped roles working. They do, beautifully.
Don't see it if You saw the mostly-British cast of this brilliant production in London. This is a tad less perfect with a less charismatic lead.
See it if You want to see Cecily Strong and cannot get tickets to SNL.
Don't see it if You expect still-relevant humor and clear differentiation of the multiple characters.
See it if You didn’t see the play or if you DID see the play or if you just appreciate fresh, innovative theater.
Don't see it if You prefer something conventional and with no surprises.
See it if You cannot imagine a 3+ hour history of American capitalism being wildly theatrical and entertaining. This production shows you how.
Don't see it if You would prefer to get your history lesson in Six.
See it if You want to see for yourself what the controversy is all about.
Don't see it if Unwilling to leave your usual Broadway comfort zone. Racially and sexually provocative to the extreme.
See it if Happy with an imaginatively staged concert of infectious, percussion-heavy pop music.
Don't see it if Expecting traditional Broadway voices. David Byrne is closer to Tom Waites than to Brian Stokes Mitchell.
See it if You are open to an intense, adult drama with a bit of suspense and only a few laughs. Beautifully acted.
Don't see it if Looking for something breezy and relaxing. This is quite the opposite.
See it if Primarily to hear an inspired and riveting rendition of You Oughta Know. It’s stunning.
Don't see it if You have enough emotional angst in your life already without paying for more.
See it if Wanting to see the toughest, grittiest WSS ever. Totally relevant in 2020. Cast looks like genuine street thugs, not chorus boys.
Don't see it if Wanting to wait for Spielberg’s film. Van Hove seems to be struggling to decide if he is a film or stage director. Video doesn’t all work.
See it if You would enjoy an adult sitcom with a superb cast of old and young pros. There’s real emotion here but also lots of big laughs.
Don't see it if Expecting a lofty family drama. It’s worlds away from O’Neill or Chekhov.
See it if You enjoy over-the-top silliness with inspired comic actors.
Don't see it if Domestic abuse played for broad comedy is a deal-breaker.
See it if You are determined to see every musical that makes it to Broadway.
Don't see it if You are not already a HUGE fan of the source material.
See it if You never saw Tina Turner perform live. Ms. Warren is as close as you will ever get to the real thing. A strong Tony contender.
Don't see it if You never wanted to see Tina Turner live. Why see even a superb facsimile?
See it if You want to be swept away. It’s like a great novel filled with characters you care about deeply. Seven hours but I didn’t want it to end,
Don't see it if Homophobic. No other reason I can think of.
See it if You have a prejudice against adults portraying children. These superb performers will change your mind.
Don't see it if Your heart is as cold as a stone.
See it if Looking for a challenging and wildly unconventional show. Don’t be put off by the cerebral sounding description. It’s emotional and funny.
Don't see it if Unprepared for sexually and racially provocative content. It’s pretty far out there.
See it if You haven’t seen Kelli O ‘Hara do comedy. (A fabulous voice isn’t her sole talent.) There’s also a gorgeous score and dynamite dancing.
Don't see it if You object to classics being revised to tone down the sexism.
See it if Intrigued by this personable actor’s mix of family and political history. I went with high expectations but was sadly underwhelmed.
Don't see it if Wanting more than an informative lecture and debate. I appreciated the perspective of the show but expected something more theatrical.