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Reviews (18)
Cliched, Romantic, Amusing, Great choreography, Great songbook

See it if you like tap-happy nonsense, Irving Berlin's songs

Don't see it if you prefer your comedy edgier, or your musicals less dated. (The show was tighter, edgier and better pre-Broadway).

Shuffle Along
Midtown W
Ambitious, Intelligent, Thought-provoking, Resonant, Entertaining

See it if you love musicals (specifically the history of American musical theatre), dazzling choreography, provocative musical scenes.

Don't see it if you don't like a sobering dose of history with your tap-happy numbers.

Noises Off
Midtown W
Clever, Hilarious, Entertaining, Intelligent, Dizzying

See it if you enjoy dazzling comic staging, strong comic performances, you want to laugh non-stop for 2 1/2 hours.

Don't see it if farce isn't your tray of sardines.

Midtown E
Ambitious, Intelligent, Resonant, Absorbing, Great singing

See it if you love Chekhov, country music, Kate Baldwin, Erin Dilly, diegetic singing.

Don't see it if hate these things, have a problem with bleak storylines.

During previews
King Charles III
Midtown W
Clever, Ambitious, Intelligent, Masterful, Riveting

See it if you like history plays, Shakespeare, Anglophilia in general, but esp. if fans of the British royal family. Great for literary academics.

Don't see it if you are confused by British politics, hate history plays, and if blank verse isn't your thing.

Chicago (NYC)
Midtown W
Edgy, Resonant, Clever, Classic, Iconic

See it if you enjoy Kander and Ebb, sharp storytelling and choreography in the style of Fosse. Also: a fantastic onstage orchestra.

Don't see it if you want to see something new or edgier, or if they've stunt-cast someone unremarkable in any of the roles.

Enchanting, Profound, Epic, Cliched, Clever

See it if you have small children and/or are dazzled by inventive stagecraft.

Don't see it if you prefer the show to have more substance than style.

Thought-provoking, Resonant, Quirky, Intense, Dazzling

See it if you enjoy an inventive (and often dazzling) staging, emotionally resonant stories and a stunning tour-de-force star turn.

Don't see it if You can't handle stories about children in distress, you prefer plays that don't rely on the physical production.

Enchanting, Masterful, Resonant, Exquisite, Epic

See it if you love Kelli O'Hara, Ruthie Ann Miles, Rodgers & Hammerstein, large orchestras playing sumptuous melodies, and swoon-worthy costumes.

Don't see it if ... forget that. It's a classic of the canon. Go see it, educate yourself and form an opinion on it.

Upper W Side
Insipid, Disappointing, Cartoonish, Great orchestra, Miscast

See it if you like Leonard Bernstein, operetta, coloratura sopranos, someone in the cast.

Don't see it if don't like cartoonish operetta, rape jokes, tepid satire.

Entertaining, Clever, Hilarious, Great staging, Delightful

See it if you're in the mood for a 90-minute frolic, a fan of Steven Pasquale's singing, and for Leslie Kritzer's camp diva turn as a villainess.

Don't see it if bluegrass music is a problem for you.

During previews
Great writing, Hilarious, Romantic, Charming, Enchanting

See it if you want to see one of the greatest musical comedies ever written.

Don't see it if you hate good theatre.

Resonant, Original, Ambitious, Compelling, Haunting

See it if you enjoy innovative staging, provocative material, exceptional ensemble work.

Don't see it if you don't like rock musicals or teenagers.

Cliched, Entertaining, Overrated, Clever, Familiar

See it if you love Carole King, or the leading lady playing her (I saw Jessie Mueller twice).

Don't see it if you don't like cliché-ridden scripts, pandering jukebox musicals.

Hand to God
Midtown W
Edgy, Entertaining, Raunchy, Quirky, Hilarious

See it if you enjoy inventive, clever (and decidedly raunchy) puppetry, satire (though it's undercut by the epilogue) and strong ensemble acting.

Don't see it if you are easily offended by religious satire.

Clever, Edgy, Quirky, Raunchy, Hilarious

See it if you enjoy snarky satire and clever musical numbers (often parodies of famous songs in the canon).

Don't see it if you are easily offended.

Midtown W
Clever, Enchanting, Edgy, Refreshing, Intelligent

See it if you love books and musical theatre, clever writing, mischievous villains and clever children.

Don't see it if you have a chance to see the London production, which is even better than the one on Broadway.

During previews
Dames at Sea
Midtown W
Clever, Delightful, Entertaining, Tap-happy, Funny

See it if you enjoy clever tap choreography, frothy nonsense whose only goal is to entertain, and especially if you love '30s movie musicals.

Don't see it if you hate fun.