See it if you enjoy the performers in the show. They are all immensely talented. Also see if you enjoy Justin Peck's style of choreography
Don't see it if you want to be thoroughly engrossed every second. I frequently found my mind wandering even during large musical numbers
See it if you want to be slowly tortured like the characters, you really enjoyed the book
Don't see it if you hated the book, you expect all of the show to take place on-stage (or at least in view of the audience)
See it if You want to be utterly entranced but have no idea why you are. You don't mind very nuanced dialogue.
Don't see it if You want to see full sets, if you don't like actors playing multiple characters, if you don't want to be put on edge
See it if You want something light/cute and enjoy Phillipa Soo. Also if you like the movie but aren't a diehard fan
Don't see it if You are a diehard fan of the movie, if you want something a little more serious
See it if you enjoy great acting, superb writing, and very detailed staging. If you are ok that none of the characters are very likeable
Don't see it if You can't understand English accents or slang, if you don't like curse words, or don't like jumps in time
See it if you enjoy tap, Irving Berlin classics, are looking for a sweet and light show, don't mind a one-track plot
Don't see it if you are looking for hard hitting narratives or to leave with a profound experience
See it if you enjoy Shakespeare, enjoy new interpretations, like audience participation, like alcohol, enjoy fresh perspectives and uncertainty
Don't see it if you don't like alcohol, hate audience participation, don't like cursing or crude names/gestures, you want pure Shakespeare
See it if you love any of the leads (esp. Audra, Billy and Brandon Victor Dixon), you love tap, you don't mind breaking 3rd wall
Don't see it if you have a short attention span or get distracted by dancing/shiny/flashy things
See it if you enjoy Ben Platt, tech-savvy staging, minimalist staging, you liked the music from Smash s.2, you enjoy shows about modern youth topics
Don't see it if you're looking for a classic musical, if you are offended by language, you can't get into tech or projection-centered staging
See it if you love ballet or the original Gene Kelly movie, you will not be disappointed!
Don't see it if you have balcony seats. There were times when we could see hardly anything. Such a shame
See it if you enjoy South Park, tap dancing, wonderful songs, and some measure of inspirational stories
Don't see it if you get easily offended or can't take quite a bit of colorful language
See it if you enjoy Ivo van Hove and any of the cast's previous work. Ben Whishaw is MASTERFUL and not a single portrayal was lacking.
Don't see it if you don't like modernizations or bare sets. Or if you can't get past the story to enjoy the staging/acting.
See it if you enjoy a good rom-com. The fantastic set is like a jewelry box that opens and closes (love that!). Gavin Creel + Jane Krakowski are A+!
Don't see it if you are looking for something serious or something totally original. With all the pop culture adaptations, you will probably know the end
See it if You want to see something you've never seen before. Innovative, intelligent, engrossing, I can't think of a single thing I didn't love
Don't see it if Can't think of a reason. SEE THIS!
See it if you are hearing impaired, if you're looking for something you've never seen before, and/or you aren't there for "name" actors
Don't see it if You are easily offended by language, sexual situations, or brief nudity
See it if You want to see an engaging story about the way we all communicate and what we expect of others
Don't see it if You can't sit through long stretches of "dialogue" coming from only one cast member
See it if You enjoy the headliners' other work and Julie Taymor's world view, you are ok with nudity
Don't see it if You don't care for nudity, you are expecting a straightforward story, you are looking for a light story
See it if you enjoy the casts's other work, you enjoy modern clever staging
Don't see it if you can't sit through a slow-paced light drama, you are expecting perfect accents, you want to really like every character
See it if You enjoy the cast (particularly Groban), if you like unconventional sets, if you aren't too worried about story line
Don't see it if You want to understand every little detail of the story
See it if you love harry potter, you want an alternate view of the events in the books/movies, you can follow innuendo and inside jokes
Don't see it if you don't know much about harry potter, if you want something really polished, you have a hard time following people playing several parts
See it if you're there for the famous actors, you don't need a lot of plot exposition, you like quick single scenes rather than full narrative
Don't see it if you want to know characters' names and their motivations, if you don't like time jumps, if you don't care about the famous names
See it if you don't mind frank conversations about suicide or mental health, you can laugh at jokes even during dark narratives
Don't see it if real stories regarding suicide, depression or breakdowns is too raw a subject
See it if you enjoy original theatre or something more like an experience, if you want to know more about the world you live in & how it affects you
Don't see it if you get frightened or the world easily, if you can't suspend disbelieve (people play mult characters), or you if you only like true theatre
See it if you enjoy gorgeous sets, an ensemble used primarily for dancing, young fresh talent mixed with house-hold names, a fast-paced story
Don't see it if you are a book purist (much changed!), you like the darker side of the story, the age gap in 2 leads is uncomfortable, want plot explanation
See it if you can forgive shortcomings on the part of the story. At nearly 4 hours in length, the dialogue gets tiresome to follow but acting is A+
Don't see it if you can't handle the length of the show or the slow-pace story. Also skip if you need clear resolution at the end.
See it if you want to see a fresh staging of a classic show.
Don't see it if you are tired of the show or are expecting masterful turns from every actor. The Fantine we saw was very disappointing.
See it if you enjoy innovative staging and are interested in an in-depth look at autism and the difficulties families face.
Don't see it if you can't expend quite a bit of imagination to see what Christopher see's to understand the world through his eyes along his journey
See it if you are looking for some intense drama with little change in scenery or players. Wasn't in love with Michelle Williams' characterization
Don't see it if you are with family members or friends you aren't comfortable with. Shit gets real and there are vivid conversations about their daliances
See it if you enjoy Mike Birbiglia. The show is very similar to his other stand up, but with the simple staging and message it becomes something new
Don't see it if you get easily offended or if you tend to show up late (trust me on this, there is a whole section on this)