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See it if you like live music, New Orleans jazz; you're curious about the history of jazz
Don't see it if you don't want to stand for over an hour; you don't want to be forced to dance; you prefer non-interactive shows
See it if you're a Potterhead; you want a look at what happened for Harry, Ron, & Hermione after Hogwarts; you appreciate when a producer goes all-in
Don't see it if you don't want to dedicate 5 hours to this show; you don't love the Wizarding World of Harry Potter; you want a musical
See it if you like a dark musical with long dance sequences, big production value with a large ensemble cast, and one big song featuring the men
Don't see it if you need explicit storytelling - the plot is fairly simple but it depends on you following along with the story through dance sequences
See it if you like suspenseful plays with strong acting and writing, genuine familial relationships, and the scary side of internet dating
Don't see it if you have history with sexual assault or are otherwise easily unnerved by the thought of sexual predators; but really everyone should see it
See it if you like character-driven stories; period pieces; plays with a strong, all-female cast; plays that explore racial tensions/outright riots
Don't see it if you need the story to feel natural -- this one feels a bit contrived; you don't want to see racist discussions acted out in front of you
See it if you want to see a show that pokes fun at religion/cults; you like bizarre dystopian future stories
Don't see it if you're easily offended by critiques on religion and belief systems; you can't appreciate a play that is slightly absurd
See it if you like Caribbean music; stories of island mythologies; seeing what happens when innocence/naivete meets the real world
Don't see it if you don't want to see a show with themes of class inequality/racism; you don't like the music
See it if you like a good campy comedy that manages to propose new ideas on the changing expectations for gay men in a post-marriage equality world
Don't see it if you don't like loud, in-your-face characters, flippant discussion of casual drug use, or just want more of a straight "comedy"
Also Bravo to Drew Droege for a brilliant performance of a demanding role!
See it if you want proof that Bruce Willis supports the work of his friends regardless of the quality of that work
Don't see it if you value a fully thought-out script and story line
Also I wanted to like this, but it was just bad
See it if you really want to see it (for your own reasons); you've read the book, seen other productions/the movie and want to see how this compares
Don't see it if you have no prior connection to the material; you want to be shocked into having a profound revelation about the subject matter
See it if you like period pieces; you love Elizabeth McGovern; you don't need a fully fleshed out story
Don't see it if you're expecting "Downton Abbey"; you need everything wrapped up and resolved at the end of the show; you want a happy ending.
See it if you like simply staged, two-actor plays; you wonder what it might have been like for two artists with competing visions to work together.
Don't see it if you don't like plays; you need singing and dancing or comedy; you don't care for Disney or art.
See it if you're open to thinking about the implications of open relationships; you want to see three hot guys with incredible acting skills
Don't see it if you have no desire to see full frontal male nudity and simulated sex on stage; you're not interested in exploring aspects of polyamory
See it if you want to see one of the first dystopian novels on stage; you're curious why this book got so much press at the start of Trump's term
Don't see it if you can't stomach watching someone being tortured on stage; you want to see something upbeat/feel-good
See it if you want to see a hard-hitting portrayal of the actions and repercussions of a hate group in Russia -- it's more universal than it may seem
Don't see it if you aren't comfortable with pretend violence (some punches actually connect), harsh language, or nudity on stage.
See it if you like high-brow comedies, you know the historical references, you want to prove you're so smart that you get all the jokes
Don't see it if you want a light comedy, you don't like lengthy monologues delivered in non-American accents, you're likely to fall asleep
See it if you want a feel-good musical about strangers coming together in crisis; a reminder of the more generous actions following 9/11
Don't see it if you want the whole story acted out - not narrated; you don't like crying in public; but really, everyone should see this
See it if you're in the mood for a heavy, dystopian kind of play; you want to question the value of life, taking responsibility for your actions
Don't see it if you want a feel-good show; you need lots of action; you're too sleepy to sit for 100 minutes without getting up.
See it if you love opera or want to believe music can have an effect on the psyche; the singer is superb, the music sounds authentic to the period
Don't see it if you can't stand castrati singing or opera in general; want actual, well-developed romance
See it if you like when shows don't throw their moral/message down your throat; you love Middle Eastern music; you like art films
Don't see it if you need a definite story arc; you're looking for a big production like Phantom or Les Miserables
See it if you love the SpongeBob cartoons and movies; you like the artists who contributed songs to the show; you just want to see a fun, light show
Don't see it if you can't get over the fact that this is based on a children's cartoon; you don't have any connection to SpongeBob
See it if you want to root for an antihero in a musical that's little more than a concert production of this material; you like dance-heavy shows.
Don't see it if you want set & costume changes, or anything more than a skeleton production; you need a likable character/hero to drive the story.
See it if you have fond memories of the songs in the show; you want to see these songs performed live by some true Broadway stars
Don't see it if you want a story; you don't want to waste your time with songs from the shows few people remember
See it if You're curious to see a play about workplace realities in early 20th century NYC; you don't mind being a little confused at the start
Don't see it if You don't like non-linear storytelling; you need a happy ending
See it if you love a fun, song-driven musical and can forgive a bit of awkward acting and clumsy writing in favor of some truly spectacular vocalists
Don't see it if you need to see a finished product; you need to hear every last word; you think an awkward old man falling for a barely 18y/o girl is skeevy
See it if you loved the music from the animated movie; you'll love a show simply because the performers are great even though the story is only so-so
Don't see it if you need lots of engaging, original songs - other than the big songs we already loved from the movie, everything else is just meh
See it if you want to see the spectacle that brought Josh Groban to Broadway; you want to sit "on stage"; Denee Benton is still in it-she's a treasure
Don't see it if you think the innovative seating setup of this theater is more of a distraction than a benefit to this show; you want to see an actual "set"
See it if you're curious to see a different take on the Wizard of Oz story; you want to see a show with two strong female leads
Don't see it if you can't be bothered to watch yet another show based in Oz; you're no fun
See it if you want to see an old-school, big Broadway production; you want to see Bette Midler in a role seemingly written specifically for her
Don't see it if you need to see something new; you don't care to see a big Broadway production that exists largely to showcase its stars