See it if You're a fan of the book and want to see how it plays as a musical; if you're a fan of LaChanze. She does great work here.
Don't see it if You're not up for an edgy musical showing unpleasant things; if you don't like depictions of violence onstage.
See it if You're a fan of Kate Hamill's adaptations. This one is not my favorite of hers but it's well done.
Don't see it if You're looking for a laugh-out-loud comedy; you dislike costume dramas.
See it if You're open to a show that really has no precedent in form or execution. You enjoy a cappella singing.
Don't see it if You prefer not to "work" at understanding what you're seeing.
See it if You're not fazed by a play that takes place in a prison cell that is basically all narration about past events.
Don't see it if You want a play with a more typical structure.
See it if You're interested in World War II; if you're curious about Arturo Toscanini and his fight against Fascism.
Don't see it if You don't like classical music; you don't care for 20th-century history.
See it if You like exquisite choral singing. This is a play with music, so there's not a lot of singing, but what's here is great.
Don't see it if You don't like plays with gay themes.
See it if You're willing to be surprised by a play that starts off as a family drama and achieves universality.
Don't see it if You don't like good, understated drama; you don't like LGBTQ storylines.
See it if You love excellent drama and don't mind having to concentrate on what's happening. This is not a "sit back and relax" play.
Don't see it if You dislike tragedy and seeing up front how cruel humans can be to each other.
See it if You missed this play off Broadway. It's one gay man's coming of age story that ends up being universal.
Don't see it if You're not interested in seeing how one gay man accepts himself.
Also Michael Urie is incredible as Arnold. He's a delight to watch.
See it if You enjoy political farce and are willing to put in the work needed to follow this complex play.
Don't see it if You are looking for escapist fare. This play is, sadly, highly relevant today, given the political situation in the U.S.
See it if You want to see a classic musical performed wonderfully and with high production values. Loads of fun!
Don't see it if You don't want to leave the theater with a smile on your face!
See it if You're open to a new interpretation of a Sondheim classic.
Don't see it if You like a more traditional take on your Sondheim.
See it if Sibling rivalry interests you and the more dysfunctional, the better.
Don't see it if You don't mind sitting through a play that could have made its point in much less running time.
See it if You like musicals based on history. The Hello Girls is well-written and performed with gusto by an extremely talented cast.
Don't see it if Women's stories don't interest you; World War I doesn't interest you. Or if you don't like musical John Doyle style.
See it if You are a fan of A Chorus Line, or you've never seen A Chorus Line, or you haven't seen A Chorus Line in a while.
Don't see it if You don't like iconic musicals.
See it if You appreciate good acting and don't mind if the material doesn't quite measure up.
Don't see it if The Sixties don't interest you; social issues such as civil rights don't interest you.