See it if You enjoy funny and clever dialogue, great humorous performances, and a show that balances dialogue and songs well. You enjoy smart updates.
Don't see it if You need each song to be musically perfect, you enjoy shows with more twists on the traditional musical, or see shows for the songs only.
See it if You enjoy shows about relationships, moving on, and dealing with death and infidelity.
Don't see it if You appreciate actors who aren’t phoning in their performances, or stories that are simultaneously cliched and irrelevant.
See it if You enjoy smart, well-acted shows about women of color, or you enjoy period pieces with themes that are still relevant today.
Don't see it if You’re sexist, or don’t like shows with all female casts, you don’t like messages related to racism or sexism, or open discussion of these.
See it if You enjoy the brilliant light that is Carey Mulligan, enjoy works that ruminate on gender and control, and like serious shows
Don't see it if You dislike one woman shows, especially involving a little pantomime, or want to see something upbeat and light
See it if You like the movie “Mean Girls,” enjoy talented young casts with lots of energy, and voices with stellar leads, and like funny pop culture
Don't see it if You don’t like the movie Mean Girls, you like shows with more original music, or you prefer a more seasoned cast.
See it if You enjoy the Disney film; and a stellar first half, great performances, and adequate humor mixed with some fun spectacle are enough for you
Don't see it if You’d be disappointed by a rushed second act or snow/“magic” effects that fall flat, or the trolls were your favorite part of the movie
See it if You enjoy adequate stories and decent acting. You are a fan of any of the four actors in the piece, or like shows that make you think
Don't see it if You prefer plays that wow you and make you feel something on a deeper level. You don’t when enjoy shows only make you think on surface level
See it if You enjoy amazingly well thought out and nuanced performances, shows with an ethereal feel, and plays with interwoven plots.
Don't see it if You can’t sit through 7.5 hours, dislike shows about the AIDS crisis or shows with spirituality woven in, or don’t want to see Lee Pace nude
See it if You like the cast, Steve Martin’s unique sense of humor, and shows where two alternate versions of events are later out.
Don't see it if You don’t like over the top, impossible in real life humor, or you don’t like the cast.
See it if You really like Friends and want to see a retelling of it with less funny jokes and bad songs added. You don’t need parodies to be clever.
Don't see it if You really like Friends and don’t need to see a bad parody of it with so-so acting and wasted potential.
See it if You enjoy folk music and shows that are more storytelling and songs than staged musical productions; you like basic girl meets guy plots.
Don't see it if You need to be able to connect to characters; dislike banal and slightly cliches plots, or don’t want to see a show more akin to a concert.
See it if You are interested in plays about financial related topics that are adequately acted and sparsely staged; you’re not bored by business ploys
Don't see it if You are easily bored or confused by topics related to finances and insider trading, you like to blown away by acting, or like a full set.
See it if You enjoy non-linear shows based on historical characters that I magazine their interactions with other both living and dead.
Don't see it if You want to see a coherent show that paints a clear picture of who Billy the Kid was, or like good scripts. You don’t want to be bored.
See it if You enjoy fantastic acting, superb chemistry between the whole casts and stories that widen narrative on homosexuality pre AIDs crisis.
Don't see it if You are homophobic, bored by shows dictating recent history, or dislike shows that incorporate unique ways of storytelling.
See it if You really like Bette Midler, or classic, light musicals. You want to see a hilarious and immensely talented supporting cast (Gavin <3)
Don't see it if You don’t like Bette Midler or camp. You can’t stand sexist musicals or musicals with little depth.
See it if You want to see a play with a great ensemble that plays on themes of time/transience, family/wealth, and how people really change with time
Don't see it if If you dislike character driven pieces, or shows that present snapshots of the characters' lives rather than their progression/development.
See it if You enjoy little known stories about the anti-Vietnam war counter culture, enjoy decent actors playing many roles, and narrative plays.
Don't see it if You get bored easily, as the show could have been cut down greatly, or enjoy nuance, as this show lacked it. Or have trouble climbing stairs
See it if You love historically-minded musicals that show another side of America's greatest villains, upbeat and great songs, and great actors.
Don't see it if You would be annoyed by actors being off book for most but not all of a show, or dislike shows that talk cavalierly about violence.
See it if You enjoy abstract & existential forays into the bones and ghosts of a theater, complete with monologues and interpretative dance. Seamless
Don't see it if You dislike audience interaction, shows where everything is left up to interpretation and abstract and lots of interpretative dance parts.
See it if You enjoy or relate to Italian-American culture, like historical events being woven into fictional plots, like open-minded LGBT plots
Don't see it if You don't like stories about strong women, feel the need to be profoundly moved, or are triggered by abusive or surprisingly events.
See it if You enjoy plays dealing with persecution, and plays that work hard to be poignant, or like shows that are more art than performance
Don't see it if You want to be completely moved, you don't like repetition, or you dislike shows where actors play more than one character.
See it if You love mostly sung shows, modern classics with amazing actors taking on the roles, and epic staging. If you like Les Mis.
Don't see it if You don't Les Mis, don't like more classic-sounding musically, need all the leads to be as strong as actress playing Kim, or want happy end
See it if You enjoy great acting, embedded feminist themes, family dramas, and shows that make you think.
Don't see it if You don't like period dramas or Laura Linney/Cynthia Nixon, or if you are triggered by spousal abuse.
See it if You enjoyed the movie, you can sit through a cliche first act for a fairly moving second act, and you don't need to be profoundly moved
Don't see it if You dislike repetition, are triggered by suicide, or go to musicals just for the choreography. You don't like Andy Karl.
See it if You want to see Tony Shaloub at his best; like shows that are thought-provoking but take a long while to make their point; or love Ruffalo.
Don't see it if You want to be able to understand all the characters the whole time, don't like when actors drop their accents occasionally, or need action.
See it if You enjoy great performances and good acting. You don’t mind slow songs that take away from show. You enjoy impressive set pieces.
Don't see it if You really expect the story to be relevant and the songs to vary. You like all members of a company to be up to par, or enjoy poignant shows
See it if You enjoy the wonderful cast members and can ignore the terrible book/poor songs. Or just really need to see anything related to Wonderland
Don't see it if You want a musical with a mix of slow and upbeat songs, a coherent plot or flow, or leads with consistent voices.
See it if You enjoy the works of Eugene O’Neill, enjoy plays with timeless themes, are a Denzel fan, and like a play with a largely male cast
Don't see it if You are easily bored, are uncomfortable with racist terms, or don’t like plays that take place over brief periods of time
See it if You enjoy great acting, humor, and ruminations on happiness over one’s life.
Don't see it if You are easily bored, are too young to appreciate reflecting back on one’s life, or dislike shows with only a few characters.
See it if You want to be wowed by the production value alone, with great emotional acting and humor to boot. You are a fan of the HP books.
Don't see it if You are not familiar with the Harry Potter story, dislike magic and wonder, or are overly bothered by minor plot issues or theatrics.
See it if You enjoy well rounded performances, stories about the deaf community, non traditional romances,
Don't see it if You dislike shows with sparse staging or mimed props, like plots to be completely fleshed out without any holes, or dislike shows using sign
See it if You really really like Jessie Mueller or Joshua Henry, were born in the wrong era and love dated classics, or see everything
Don't see it if You dislike shows that are dated and uncomfortably misogynistic, and lack chemistry between the two leads.
See it if You enjoy entertaining revivals reinterpreted in a smaller setting with decent actors making the show still relevant
Don't see it if You don’t like small productions or revivals, you only like amazing acting, or a lead who overacts a little would annoy you
See it if You want to see an amazing cast give amazing performances, like stories with a Romeo and Juliet vibe, and like Afro-Caribbean dancing
Don't see it if You don’t like odd endings; or mild sexism and a slightly stereotypical portrayal of Caribbean life would bother you.
See it if You enjoy shows that are snap shots of a certain time period rather than a character’s development over time; you like ensemble shows.
Don't see it if You like upbeat shows or are easily bored; you like resolution and plots you can personally relate to. You don’t like great singing.
See it if Enjoy the animated movie story of Anastasia and don’t mind a few tweaks to it; enjoy energetic and charismatic casts; and want to have fun
Don't see it if You want to see actors at the top of their game (besides Ramin who always is), dislike plot holes, or the resolution typical of Disney films
See it if You really like abstract interpretations of early American philosopher’s work, being confused, and avant-garde theater.
Don't see it if You like shows with coherent threads of plot, shows that serve a purpose beyond fulfilling the randomest of ideas, or that are entertaining.
See it if You enjoy amazing singing; ethereal plots; Dave Malloy; and shows that make you think. You’re ok with non linear plots and sitting in dark
Don't see it if You are expecting the Great Comet reincarnated; are confused by the abstract or non linear plots; or need everything spelled out for you.
See it if You enjoy great acting, plays full of stymbolism, or shows that present a novthtis was a first preview, and there were a lot oel take of rec
Don't see it if You need to be profoundly moved, like to be wowed by a show’s sets, or need a show to be novel.
See it if You enjoy Shakespeare in all its iterations, and enjoy when music/singing is added behind the lyrics.
Don't see it if You don't see just adequate Shakespeare productions; you are easily bored; or you need to be moved by every piece of theater you see.
See it if You enjoy shows tackling hard, but relevant topics, solely from a female perspective. You like amazing female casts.
Don't see it if You are troubled by topics relating to severe illness and disability, don't like shows about single mothers, or can't handle emotional shows
See it if You enjoy the works of Maurice Sendak, talented children actors, and enjoyable dance numbers. Kathy and Chicken Soup especially talented.
Don't see it if You want to see a consistent, timely show, with a deeper plot, or only like amazing scores. You don't like a diverse child only cast.
See it if You enjoy seeing decent acting regardless of script, or if you enjoy any portrayal of the 17th C. civil war in England, or like teleplays.
Don't see it if You don't like pointless, poorly executed modernizations of scripts, like shows with a more clear point, or like decently written shows.
See it if You want to see an amazing ensemble-driven show that highlights something positive that came out of 9/11, without glossing over the tragedy
Don't see it if You don't like when characters play multiple roles, you don't like upbeat, folksy music, or dislike when shows juxtapose happy and sad times
See it if You enjoy tales of modern history, great acting and stage chemistry, and relevant plots, as well as poignant endings.
Don't see it if You have a strong opinion one way or other on Israel-Palestine conflict or no interest in the conflict, or you don't like long shows.
See it if You enjoy great acting and shows about current, relevant themes and real people. You like being held in suspense until he end as well.
Don't see it if You don't like shows about saltnof the earth people, you don't like violence, and you don't like feeling unsettled at the end of a show.
See it if You always wondered Nora's fate, like good acting, and shows that present two sides of feminism.
Don't see it if You enjoy fully-staged sets, and are bothered by male playwrights again being given center stage to discuss feminist issues, or hate sequels
See it if You enjoy Kevin Kline in a great performance, enjoy light shows with humorous chaos, and a cast of kooky characters
Don't see it if You want to be moved by a play, get easily bored, or need substantial character development.
See it if You want to see a smart, funny, well-acted show with an especially great performance from Janney. You enjoy creative, character driven plays
Don't see it if You like nicely wrapped up endings, are over show's about the upper class, or don't like when the fourth wall is broken in a haphazard way.
See it if You enjoy a mix of well-developed believable leads and derivative secondary characters, mostly genuine sounding dialogue, and raw teen angst
Don't see it if You don't like when characters sometimes (rarely) sound like they're just reciting lines, & don't like shows dealing with issues of suicide.