See it if you can! This is one of those classic shows that is still relevant. Even if you don’t speak Yiddish, there are supertitles.
Don't see it if You don’t like musical theatre, or don’t have patience for a non-English show. There is some fake violin playing I found painful to watch.
See it if You enjoy (very) modern Shakespeare adaptations with ad libbing, live music, and talented performers who break the fourth wall.
Don't see it if You prefer Shakespeare with minimal cuts in a more traditional style, or are uncomfortable with direct address (actors talking to you).
See it if you want to see a shadow puppet, drinking game, audience interactive, surprisingly educational, rock musical version of Moby Dick.
Don't see it if audience interaction isn’t your thing, prefer proscenium staging, or if you have sensitive hearing (the guitar is absurdly loud).
Also Also, there is tons of cursing. Not for kids, obviously.
See it if you want an absorbing, timely drama with fantastic writing and phenomenal acting.
Don't see it if you are looking for a show appropriate for small children (some language). Otherwise, GO!
See it if you like beautiful music, a timely story, and lots of laughs! This show brings Mozart to the modern day and keeps it fun. SEE THIS SHOW!
Don't see it if you don't like music, or hate "illegals". Actually, see it anyway; hopefully it will make you think.
See it if You like Shakespeare with (really good) folk music, have prior knowledge of Love's Labours Lost & Much Ado, and want to see 2 plays fused.
Don't see it if You only want to see one play, like staging that isn't constantly about moving set pieces for no reason, dislike Shakespeare or live music.
See it if You enjoy political thrillers like House of Cards, ensemble productions, audience interaction, and in-your-face modern Shakespeare.
Don't see it if You prefer more traditional classical theatre, don't enjoy doubling of characters, or are sick of politics. Not for young children.
See it if you're a tourist who thought you could get day-of tickets to Hamilton for your entire school group from Ohio.
Don't see it if you enjoy theatre. This show is just tired. It's time to retire it.
See it if ... you haven't seen it yet. It's that show that you *need* to see once. The effects, music, and costumes are iconic.
Don't see it if ... you've already seen it.
See it if You're an adult who likes to see funny, intelligent actors tackle Macbeth. (It's a shame the actors aren't paid appropriately by the prods!)
Don't see it if You are a minor or hate laughing.
See it if You’d like to see talented actors telling this fantastic story!
Don't see it if You are uninterested in this play, have young children, or prefer shorter length plays. (The show is three hours.)
See it if You enjoy impressive lighting design, Patrick Page, and Jack Davenport, and if you’d like a (mostly) uncut version of the script.
Don't see it if you want interesting staging, a well-edited script, even pacing, and a leading lady with great diction and connection to the character.
See it if You love poetry, farce, and a very silly love story. Definitely see it if you enjoy David Ives’ work!
Don't see it if You’re looking for a truly historical play. This is a riff on an old comedy, with anachronisms gallore.
See it if You like modern shows with rock and roll, Shakespeare not on a pedastal, high energy, and quite a bit of doubling/gender-bending.
Don't see it if You prefer reverential classical theatre, more traditional staging, and traditional casting.
See it if You are able to! This show is a must-see! Funny, engaging, thought-provoking, & RELEVANT. TFANA is always worth the trip to Brooklyn!
Don't see it if You dislike symbolism and fantastical stories or fables.
See it if You like top-notch casting and intelligent storytelling. Donmar is always a bit edgy and provocative, this tale is no different.
Don't see it if You are looking for something family-friendly, or a feel-good show
See it if you like broad physical comedy, bawdy jokes, political commentary, live music and juggling in a riotous farce.
Don't see it if you don't like bawdy humor or are a Trump supporter. Not for children.
See it if you have non-English-speaking guests who want to see a Broadway show where they know the music. That's who sees this show. Go to The Met!
Don't see it if you like plays with staging that makes sense and tells a story (not just pictures). Or if you hate it when the audience sings along.
See it if you've never seen it and want to see the iconic costumes in person. Or if you have kids and too much money in your wallet.
Don't see it if You'd rather spend your money on anything else. "The Circle of Life" is a beautiful fashion show, and then there's 2 hours of tedium.
See it if You like immersive, smart, gripping story-telling. Oh, and there are some great comdic moments!
Don't see it if You hate theatre. This show is everything that is good about live theatre.
See it if You're an adult who isn't easily offended and who enjoys a hilarious musical!
Don't see it if You are taking small children or those who are easily offended.