See it if you like thought-provoking, challenging, provocative plays from renowned playwrights. This is a tough but ultimately enriching show.
Don't see it if you have a history of childhood sexual abuse b/c this show might be a bit much to take.
See it if you're looking for evening entertainment for a bachelorette party, I guess. It probably helps to be very drunk at this show.
Don't see it if you're expecting a show that's remotely witty. I know this is supposed to be dumb, but they relied too much on lewd jokes, which is LAZY.
See it if you're longing for a big, splashy, new musical that actually DELIVERS on all fronts! It aims high & succeeds! I had such a great time.
Don't see it if you're an absolute purist of the original film, I suppose. There are some big changes to the story but it's all done very thoughtfully.
See it if I saw the show with Lea Michele so I would say see it if you've been waiting for a lead with more capable singing skills! Lea & Tovah work!
Don't see it if you're simply not a Funny Girl fan b/c the book still DRAGS. The show itself is not great. The appeal has always been the role of Fanny.
See it if you're into classic Gold Age musicals & want something faithful, tried & true. This is a great show for family, out-of-town guests, etc.
Don't see it if you already know The Music Man is not for you. Despite an energy injection from the starry leads, I wouldn't say this is a must-see.
See it if you're a fan of edgy, non-traditional off-Broadway fare. There were a lot of raunchy jokes & swear words & I loved it! Great songs too!
Don't see it if the above doesn't appeal to you. If you're a bit prudish you may be put off by the material here.
See it if you want an aesthetically-pleasing show with loads of eye candy. The scenic design & ambiance are stunning. This is a big, splashy musical.
Don't see it if if you prefer the more "New Yorker shows" over tourist fare. (Also, if you can't stand rude audience behavior steer clear of this show!!)
See it if you work in the theater, or you're a fan of theater. Particularly in NYC. And under 40. This show will really speak to you. Funny & resonant
Don't see it if you're just not invested in the world of theater. The only issue is that this show's audience is very targeted.
See it if you're a fan of LGBT plays (well... plays about cis gay men). This almost feels like The Boys In The Band's contemporary, for better/worse.
Don't see it if you won't be able to identify with gay men in their late 20s/30s. This show seems like it was written for a specific young gay audience.
See it if ...you know. If you're at all curious about you-know-what let's just say you probably won't be disappointed.
Don't see it if you want an even, fast-paced show, or if you're going to be triggered by implications of homophobia or racism (although that's life!)
See it if you're curious about seeing movie stars recreate their roles onstage 30 years later in a musical adaptation of said film. Very interesting.
Don't see it if you're looking for a new musical with a strong score, powerhouse vocals, splashy sets & rousing ensemble numbers. This has none of that.
See it if you have a morbid curiosity about this oft-forgotten musical & if you're okay with heavy revisions to the book to make it ultra-topical.
Don't see it if you're a purist of The Life (or object to revising old musicals in general) b/c all the revisions here will probably make you SQUIRM.
See it if you appreciate strong original Broadway musicals as opposed to jukebox shows & movie adaptations. This is creative, unique & satisfying.
Don't see it if you prefer shows with comedic elements, I suppose? There’s really none here. (Although I prefer comedies & still really enjoyed Hadestown!)
See it if you're a Sondheim aficionado & want to see a fresh take on a classic show. I thought the staging was pretty stunning. Great directing.
Don't see it if you're going to be bothered by a weak Bobby (or Bobbie), as Katrina Lenk is probably the weakest link in the cast. (Not b/c of gender tho!)
See it if you're a giant fan of Hamilton & can't get enough of these anachronistic history lessons set to pop scores. (This feels bite-sized though.)
Don't see it if you're looking for a fleshed-out show, or if you're easily annoyed by brash, contemporary pop scores. This is basically a themed concert.
See it if you never saw Assassins before. Despite some flaws (staging; some performances) this is a worthy production of a remarkable Sondheim show.
Don't see it if you're going to be bothered by unorthodox staging & the cast-doubling-as-musicians thing that John Doyle loves so much. Not super effective.
See it if you're a fan of dumb, by-the-numbers movie adaptations. I say that as someone who usually likes them. (I just didn't care for this one.)
Don't see it if well, if you're really averse to these kinds of shows b/c this one will not win you over. It's beyond pointless. Just watch the movie.
See it if you enjoy smart Off-Bway musicals that take risks. The subject matter is not your typical Bway tourist fare but that's a good thing.
Don't see it if you can't handle a show with flawed characters. They're not all perfect here (but hey, that didn't stop Dear Evan Hansen from being a hit!)
See it if you'd enjoy watching an uplifting concert & a testament to live music. You don't even have to be a David Byrne/Talking Heads fan, really.
Don't see it if you'd prefer a night on Broadway seeing a show with a narrative, I guess. But if you're on the fence at all, please go. It's very enjoyable.
See it if you want a resonant, thought-provoking & artful musical, dealing with some serious themes. A satisfying tonic to a lot of the fluff on Bway.
Don't see it if you want something light & mindless, or if you're averse to shows tackling race. (This is very well-done though & not sententious at all.)
See it if you enjoy CAMP. This show may think it's powerful & profound but it's written by the Toxic Avenger guys! (There are dancing paparazzi!)
Don't see it if you're expecting a bio musical as accomplished as Evita (which the creators seem influenced by), or as elegant as its subject matter.
See it if you want something smart & witty with scathing commentary on government affairs & small town politics... & don’t mind a bit of a wild ride!
Don't see it if you prefer shows that are more straightforward & less metaphorical; don’t have the patience for a slow build; uncomfortable with hot topics.
See it if you'd enjoy an intimate production of a golden age musical that's not often revived. Beth Malone is great & it's nice seeing her up close.
Don't see it if you're a Molly Brown purist b/c they revised some of the material. It didn't always work. The 1st act was enjoyable but the 2nd act dragged.
See it if you want a modern, relevant, unconventional staging of a classic musical. This is not your grandfather's WSS but that's a good thing!
Don't see it if you're going to be bothered by the projections/camerawork. I think Ivo van Hove finally got the video thing right but it's not for everyone.
See it if you're a super woke member of society & also love the Jagged Little Pill album. This is a flawed show but it's still relevant & interesting.
Don't see it if you're looking for escapism at the theater b/c this show is full of very real, weighty issues. It's not a fun show & the narrative is weak.
See it if you are a fan of jukebox musicals & want to see a powerhouse, star-making turn from its lead, Adrienne Warren. She's dynamite.
Don't see it if you're expecting a show whose whole is greater than the sum of its parts. The first act is terrific but the second act is really DUMB.
See it if you're a big Bowie fan & you're open to interpretations of his songs. Sven is great when it comes to Bowie covers. Great song choices too.
Don't see it if you prefer cabaret shows with a big band & lots of musicians b/c this is intimate with just a piano accompaniment (though he's excellent!)
See it if you’re a fan of Peter Dinklage and/or The National.
Don't see it if you’re a Cyrano purist. Despite being a period show there were some modern mannerisms & colloquialisms. I liked it but it’s not for everyone
See it if you're an admirer of the film/soundtrack & want to see these wonderful songs live on stage. There are a couple of new additions too.
Don't see it if you're not a fan of shows about teens, or if you want something that's tight/lean. There are pacing issues. It needs a lot of trimming.
See it if you've never seen Kristin on Broadway. She's always dazzling & this concert will scratch a lot of itches. It's sillier than her last show.
Don't see it if you have overly fond memories of her previous shows, or if you didn't care for her latest album. (I liked her last show a lot better,)
See it if you're going to be seduced by the rave reviews it received it London. I suppose there will be no stopping you then. (I found it overrated.)
Don't see it if you want something as profound, easily digestible & brilliant as Angels in America or Normal Heart. This felt like an indulgent soap opera.
See it if you want to be challenged & perhaps made to feel uncomfortable during a provocative show about race relations. It's certainly bold.
Don't see it if you're looking for something buoyant or straightforward. I found most of this play a chore to sit through. Not fun. It also needs trimming.
See it if you're a big fan of Halloween, puppets and/or immersive shows. Some of the puppetry is quite impressive. It's a fun seasonal show.
Don't see it if you're not able to stand for 90 minutes. There are no seats. You're on your feet the whole time so plan accordingly.
See it if you're okay with a blunt, biting look at mid-life crisis. It's often tough to swallow but the writing & acting are first-rate. Steppenwolf!
Don't see it if you want an easily digestible show full of likable characters. Or if you have a problem with full-frontal nudity & explicit sex scenes.
See it if you want to see the ultimate production of Little Shop. Everything was PERFECTION: from the puppetry to the cast to the theater itself. A+
Don't see it if you have very, very fond memories of the original production & don't want to cloud your memories? I dunno. Otherwise RUN to this production.
See it if you're an admirer of Harvey Fierstein (or Bella Abzug). I love Harvey & he's always captivating on stage. I learned a lot about Bella too.
Don't see it if you're looking for a fast-paced, elaborate show. It being a one-person show, there's not a lot happening on stage so the pacing lags a bit.
See it if you can get a ticket! This was worth the efforts. It's a big, fun, heartwarming spectacle. Perfect marriage between Disney + The Public.
Don't see it if you're expecting a fully-realized, polished Disney production. This is still a Public Works show. (But that's not a bad thing at all.)
See it if you're a big fan of Jim Steinman songs-- like myself! His music has always been bombastic & theatrical so it's fun to see them come to life.
Don't see it if you want a coherent storyline with fleshed out characters. The book, not surprisingly, is a mess. It's a DUMB show, but I still had fun!
See it if you're a Sondheim purist & want to see an improved production of his lattermost show. The score works well. (The book not so much.)
Don't see it if you're expecting a show as strong as one of his earlier masterworks. This still seems like a work in progress.
See it if you're looking for a well-crafted musical from top to bottom. This is one of the best movie-to-stage adaptations. Everything works well.
Don't see it if having a hard time thinking about reasons not to see this. Maybe if you hated the movie? Or are having a hard time with the subject matter?
See it if you want to see a powerhouse performance by one of today's greatest living actors. Bryan Cranston is mesmerizing.
Don't see it if you're expecting the rest of the show to come close to Cranston's performance; or if you don't enjoy experimental, unconventional stagings.
See it if you're a fan of contemporary politics. This show gives a very believable & entertaining glimpse into the private lives of the Clintons.
Don't see it if you loathe the Clintons, I guess. While it's not exactly flattering it asks a lot of empathy of the audience.
See it if you're a fan of the movie & don't mind them taking chances w/new storylines. It's a fun show that works half of the time. The set is great!
Don't see it if you're looking for a knock-out new show with a great score. The second act drags & the score is serviceable at best (it's the weakest link).
See it if you're looking for another grade-A revival of a musical from yesteryear. It's a fun production with some outstanding choreography.
Don't see it if you're not into fluffy or dated musicals. Or if you can't sit still for over 2.5 hours. The show feels long. First act is nearly 90 minutes.
See it if you're looking for a fun, contemporary, feel-good musical where you won't have to think hard but won't feel guilty about enjoying it either.
Don't see it if you have an aversion to lighthearted, slightly saccharine musicals, or don't like shows about high school youth.
See it if you absolutely need to see another theatrical adaptation of Alice in Wonderland.
Don't see it if you're expecting a show that comes close to the strengths of the composers' previous works; or if you're put off by whimsical shows.
See it if you want an irreverent, dark comedy that's full of both highbrow & lowbrow humor. The cast is fantastic. There are some hilarious moments.
Don't see it if you're at all squeamish, or can't handle humor about bodily functions b/c the lowbrow bits are quite low! I saw a good number of walkouts.
See it if you're a big fan of monologues & don't mind hearing about death for an hour & a half.
Don't see it if you're on a romantic date, or if you're looking for something casually entertaining b/c you will most likely be disappointed.
See it if you’re a big Cher fan! Duh! Fans should eat this up. They give us a little bit of everything. Costumes are AMAZING too. God bless Bob Mackie
Don't see it if you have an aversion to jukebox musicals. This probably won’t win you over. It's unimaginative & admittedly hokey, but I still had fun.
See it if you’re looking for a sophisticated & nuanced musical. This is the antithesis of Disneyfied Broadway. It’s a very well-crafted show...
Don't see it if ...but it's also a little dull. I have to admit, I nodded off a couple of times. Sometimes I just want a little more theatrical candy.