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See it if You've never seen "The Unsinkable Molly Brown" and love old musicals. Beth Malone and company do a great job freshening up dated material.
Don't see it if A rewritten version of this musical (book and music) would irk you. Also don't go expecting a big Titanic storyline - it's very downplayed.
See it if You love Cole Porter musicals - the score is marvelous (well, most of it) and the dancing is fantastic. Kelli O'Hara is always a standout.
Don't see it if You hate the "show within a show" trope because that's the majority of this musical.
See it if You’d like to see a crowd-pleasing, female-centric historic musical. Talented ensemble and nice songs; this deserves a cast album.
Don't see it if You’re not interested in lighthearted WWI stories. You’re perhaps a bit tired of the actor-musician trend in new musicals.
See it if You absolutely loved the film or you’re willing to see Andy Karl in anything (regardless if his talents are underutilized).
Don't see it if You were hoping for a significant revamp of the script - this is definitely pandering to fans of the movie. Songs felt like an afterthought.
See it if You enjoyed Kate Hamill's previous adaptations of 'Sense and Sensibility' and 'Vanity Fair.' You love all things Pride and Prejudice.
Don't see it if Austen purists be warned - this is a fun, zanier take on the story.
See it if If you like snappy dialogue-driven plays featuring two famous figures with opposing artistic ideals.
Don't see it if You aren't at all familiar with the works of Walt Disney, Igor Stravinsky, or the 1940 film Fantasia.
See it if You always thought 'Hamlet' was meant to be a laugh riot? (This isn't the play I remembered from high school.) Be open minded for this one.
Don't see it if A Shakespearean tragedy with literal bathroom humor would keep you away. Traditionalists may balk at some directorial choices.
See it if You want to see a 1940s American wartime musical. You don't mind a show with a bit of an identity crisis.
Don't see it if You want something strictly upbeat. Then again, the darker storylines kind of fizzle out and don't pack the strongest emotional punch.
See it if You're interested in seeing a show about struggling Nigerian immigrants with a Houston backdrop and a prominent 70s soundtrack.
Don't see it if Accents are difficult for you. You expect a brisk dramedy - the show has pacing issues, but the second act is largely better than the first.
See it if You enjoy smaller, edgier off-Broadway musicals. You’re a political junkie / followed the news & events surrounding the Iraq War.
Don't see it if You expect a highly polished production- disappointing lack of a live band. You don’t enjoy seeing dark history in a satirical manner.
See it if You want to see charismatic Andy Karl carry most of the show on his shoulders - he makes an iconic Bill Murray role his own. Clever staging.
Don't see it if You didn't enjoy the movie: we know where this is going. Somewhat forgettable score; lyrics were better.
See it if You're a member or ally of the LGBT community. You don't mind a musical that's a bit preachy or on the nose.
Don't see it if You can't deal with self-absorbed millennials, because the protagonist is pretty insufferable.
See it if You want to see a youthful, earnest blend of two Shakespearean romantic comedies. Charming cast, nice ensemble work.
Don't see it if You're looking for a play that improves upon (or equals) the original works in terms of clarity. You're not up to hiking 4-floors of stairs.
See it if You've never seen the show and want to see a first rate revival. Wonderful leading performances. A show for artists and those who love them.
Don't see it if You're adverse to Sondheim. You're looking for something briskly paced, with a straightforward narrative, or historically accurate.
Also Delightful for admirers of the Impressionist movement.
See it if You're a fan of Trey Parker/Matt Stone's brand of humor. You like old fashioned musicals with a contemporary spin.
Don't see it if You're easily offended by crude humor, jokes about religion, AIDS, homosexuality, etc. Devout Mormons might want to skip.
See it if You can take a time machine back in time to seeing the OBC (preferably as a 14 yr old girl). You haven't seen many (or any) Broadway shows.
Don't see it if You haven't seen/read The Wizard of Oz. You can't stand cringeworthy made up words or cheap blonde jokes.
See it if You want to support an emerging creative team from Korea. You like intimate, challenging musicals and actors taking on multiple roles.
Don't see it if You're looking for a compelling score. You'd like a dose of comic relief in a heavy, one act drama. Hysterical shouting isn't your thing.
See it if You can afford to splurge on stage seating. You enjoy lavish, immersive productions. You love 'War and Peace'!
Don't see it if You're expecting the Josh Groban show (he's great though). You have difficulty following multiple characters. You want lyrics that rhyme.
See it if Your family also celebrates their holidays with a Peppermint Pig! You enjoy strong ensemble performances and family dramadies.
Don't see it if You hate the idea of overlapping dialogue or something too naturalistic. You're expecting a big, splashy Broadway play fueled by star power.
See it if You enjoy seeing ambitious, immersive, new theatre. You love Alice in Wonderland. You like interpretive dance / movement pieces.
Don't see it if You are uncomfortable being alone with actors/strangers. You're unprepared to be separated from your group.
See it if You have a good knowledge of the life & works of James Joyce. Recommended if you've lived in Ireland... or go with people who have!
Don't see it if You hate traditional musical theatre. You want the raunchiest bits of the real life James Joyce / Nora Barnacle letters.
See it if You're a Jane Austen fan! You enjoy romantic period pieces or literature. You enjoy great ensemble performances. You like Pharrell.
Don't see it if You're a Jane Austen purist. You're unwilling to laugh.
See it if You use social media or own a smartphone or tablet device. You're interested in the Internet or technology. You've gone through a breakup.
Don't see it if You're easily paranoid. You don't enjoy particapatory theatre. You have trouble with briskly paced dialogue. You won't keep the surprises.
See it if You love US history, hip-hop, musicals, Lin-Manuel Miranda projects, and attractive diverse casts.
Don't see it if You're already convinced it's overrated, you have trouble following lyrics / shows with multiple characters, you're an OBC snob.
See it if You already know and love the material or want to see a surprisingly faithful adaptation of the Ned Vizzini’s YA novel from 2004.
Don't see it if You're not thrilled by teen musicals to begin with. Don't run out and see this if you've heard and disliked one of its cast recordings.
See it if You like small, sweet, two-hander plays. You’d like to see Daniel Portman from GoT - his costar Gavin Jon Wright is also excellent.
Don't see it if You won’t interact with the actors, you have difficulty with Scottish dialects, you don’t want to see grown adults portray schoolboys.
See it if You want to see a play that deals with complicated issues of slavery, desire/sexuality, and interracial relationships in a fresh take.
Don't see it if You are deeply troubled by seeing slavery, nudity, and sexual situations depicted onstage in any form. You want a clear cut narrative.
See it if You've been properly immersed in the world of Harry Potter and have an open heart for something new. You enjoy impressive staging.
Don't see it if You expect a plot as masterful as the books. This is certainly a continuation of the story, but very much stands alone as it's own thing.
See it if If you enjoy Dear Abbey, Chicken Soup for the Soul, or the writings of Cheryl Strayed. Interested in the premise? Maybe just read the book.
Don't see it if You don’t like overly sappy pieces, advice columns, or intimate melodramas. You want a well-structured play.
See it if You'd like to see more Asian artists and culture represented on the New York stage. This show features an unpolished (yet endearing) cast.
Don't see it if You're looking for a well-paced musical. You don't enjoy romantic fables, operettas, or melodramas.
See it if You don't mind seeing unlikable characters in a play that's probably meant be funnier then it actually is. You want to see Amber Tamblyn.
Don't see it if You're looking for a briskly paced, terribly witty / insightful comedy. Anticlimactic. I'd prefer to see Tamblyn in a different show.
See it if You enjoy female-centric family dramas. You saw Sojourners; it’s not essential, but there are enough references that enhance the story.
Don't see it if You don't like quaint, dialogue-driven pieces.
See it if You're a millennial who loved the cartoon. Go with your best friend who equally loves the movie and get hit with a wave of 90s nostalgia.
Don't see it if Stage projections aren't your thing. You hated the cartoon. Or if you want a carbon copy of the film.
See it if You have your heart set on seeing Phillipa Soo in anything. You never saw how charming the movie was so there's less basis for comparison?
Don't see it if You don't care for Phillipa Soo's singing/acting. You want a musical that seems remotely French. You're expecting more quirky than cutesy.
See it if You read the book. You enjoyed the tone of Bedlam's "Sense and Sensibility" - same playwright & director. Fun performances all around.
Don't see it if You don't enjoy a looser, sillier interpretation of the classics. Multiple pop songs injected throughout the show might turn purists off.
Also Can't wait to see more from Kate Hamill!
See it if You like the idea of a contemporary, female-centric comedy set in the 19th century Moors. Readers will enjoy the Gothic tropes throughout.
Don't see it if You expect a full-fledged period drama or something that speaks like a Bronte novel. You're put off by queer undertones or fog machines.
See it if You like dark, intimate shows that pull you into the action. You want to come face to face with the Demon Barber of Fleet Street.
Don't see it if That kind of thing doesn't appeal to you. Seriously, a cast member will likely be in your personal space at some point.
See it if You're looking for an unpretentious, zany take on one of Shakespeare's greatest works. You enjoy shows like Drunk History.
Don't see it if You're not going to drink. You don't want to participate -- it's a bit mandatory in such a small space.
See it if You're going with kids (or you're a kid at heart). You've enjoyed previous Disney musicals. You want to see a Genie-centric adaptation.
Don't see it if You don't want to be in a theater with children. You're hoping for a carbon copy of the 90s film. You don't enjoy old school musical comedy.
See it if You want to see all-around strong ensemble performances led by a heartbreaking Ben Platt. For a wonderful score by Pasek & Paul.
Don't see it if You're terribly uncomfortable by the idea of characters exploiting a teen's suicide.
See it if You're fan of Dave Malloy's previous work. You're interested in seeing an unconventional take on Rasputin's history.
Don't see it if You didn't enjoy Dave Malloy's previous work. You're offended by sexual scenarios depicted onstage and occasionally crass humor.
Also Offbeat, irreverent, definitely seems to play to a younger crowd.
See it if You loved the movie. You like seeing kids on stage. If possible, bring age appropriate (pre-teen) kids to the show with you.
Don't see it if You didn't enjoy the movie. You expect a Jullian Fellowes script will elevate the source material. You're expecting true rock music.
See it if You like spectacle. You can manage to get good seats. You're prepared to have a great time! Try to see a fresh cast, if possible.
Don't see it if You're looking for something terribly high-brow. You take theatre too seriously. You despise ALL things Andrew Llyod Webber.
See it if You know the Anais Mitchell concept album. You like Greek mythology. You enjoy an intimate concert setting & lovely staging.
Don't see it if You want a terribly plot driven show. You have trouble making out lyrics. You didn't enjoy the concept album or like "folk pop."