See it if you want to have the funnest of fun times reliving every fantastic piece of pop music memory and enjoy amazing sets.
Don't see it if you are very attached to the particular songs of the original film and cannot deal with 40+ newer songs thrown in, often for 30 second bits.
See it if you enjoy gimmicks with no substance. The hotel itself and decor are the only thing worth wandering through - away from the mayhem.
Don't see it if you expect ANYTHING remotely thought out beyond random interpretive dance or following teenagers running up and down a bunch of stairs
See it if ....you enjoy fluffy musicals with mediocre music and book ...where you barely remember anything an hour later.
Don't see it if you want great music and staging in a musical or hope this is really at level of ALW's other works.
See it if you are interest in novel approaches to musicals, and in this case with actually very good music as a bonus
Don't see it if ...you have zero understanding of the O&E story, don't enjoy some padding and forced extension of a musical that should be shorter.
See it if you want to see a master class in acting by Cranston and marvel at what Paddy Chayefsky wrote in the 70s
Don't see it if ...you are there for Tatiana or Goldwyn and will get irritated by poorly written disconnected and irrelevant side stories
See it if you worship Huppert and don't care about the mediocrity of the work itself.
Don't see it if you worship Huppert and do NOT want to see her in a horrifically poor overacted-to-death performance.
See it if you enjoy grand old-fashioned musicals and stories, with beautiful sets, dance numbers and soaring music
Don't see it if you are more into the modern-day musicals ala Evan Hanson and do not enjoy princess cliches etc.
See it if you like new experimental pieces, detective work, aspire to be in the FBI, love daring theate & innovation + can overlook need for editing
Don't see it if You don't want to be in a smaller closed space with 20 people and have to read and follow rapidly in multiple modes as the 'plot' unfolds...
See it if You like new and different evening - not quite the immersive theater of today, not quite a standard one man show - something in between
Don't see it if You are wedded to specific story line or plot
See it if You love this musical, want to see almost replica of movie and don't mind a very different Eliza/Dr. D compared to previous stage and film.
Don't see it if You are in love w/ Julie Andrews /Audrey Hepburn Eliza renditions or plan to compare to Rex Harrison. Ambrose plays this with odd sadness.
See it if You are a die-hard Tom Stoppard fan AND you can read up on enough background BEYOND the main character bios, to appreciate in full.
Don't see it if You want to be able to follow every reference, every joke without having to read the play in advance
See it if you simply cannot resist how they've turned a pretty cute film into UGH.
Don't see it if Olaf was the reason you liked the film.... Or if you don't like being surrounded by little kids in blue dresses while at the theater
See it if You are open to a new theater experience combining physical art and word in a unique nontheater setting. Headset, diorama, dark room & you.
Don't see it if You do not like experimental theater or are irritated by cliche-ridden texts. Story itself far less well done than how it is presented
See it if You want to see a master actor at the top of his craft tell you an engaging, intriguing story that has you at the edge of your seat.
Don't see it if You expect a classical story or need to see a lavish production. This is one man on a bare stage.
See it if you love the movie and are into great staging and set design - the moving parts- human and otherwise- are smart and innovative.
Don't see it if You care for great songs and lyrics in musicals -- there are a couple - Ned's solo - but not much to write home about.
See it if you want to see a classic with flashes of Kander/Ebb brilliance but highly variable quality of voice and dance depending on cast
Don't see it if You don't love the Kander/Ebb music of Fosse choreography - since story and staging are quite thin
See it if you worship Carole King or the nostalgia associated with her songs or the 60s is sufficient to please you over all else
Don't see it if you want a substantial musical show -- not what is essentially a concert, song after song with poor transitions. Jersey Boys wannabe....
See it if you want a bit of cliched self importance which has mildly amusing moments but is highly overrated
Don't see it if you don't like to see a play that should have stayed off-Broadway choke in the new setting.... empty theater seats and all.
See it if you are nostalgic for a show that mattered when it first appeared but has not aged well.
Don't see it if You have expectations to love this as much as the hype promises you will.
See it if you want a gay themed melodrama with mostly soap opera level dialogue sandwiched between cliches, w/ glimmers of brilliance to frustrate.
Don't see it if you are remotely expecting another Angels in America or have any familiarity with the grand craft of playwrighting.
See it if you want to be taken back into an important part of Motown History, and be moved by the lives of musicians who reshaped what America was....
Don't see it if you are not a fan of the Motown Sound or did not enjoy Jersey Boys, Tina Turner, and the rest of the bio-musical set
See it if you want to see the classic tale on stage w/ great acting, esp by adults playing kids+heartbreaking adaptation changes to speak to the times
Don't see it if you love the book so much that the Sorkinization of text will freak you out or if the idea of adults playing 3 kids freaks you out even more
See it if you enjoyed Nanette and you want to see an even better show with an individual who is at the peak of their game.
Don't see it if you are a misogynist or anti-vaxxer.
See it if you enjoy magnificence on stage. It has flaws in last third but you will only remember the magnificence.
Don't see it if you are not deserving of an evening of magnificence on stage.
See it if you want a masterful intricate imagined moment in time within the Hillary-Bill dynamic which is used as a tool to show us painful truths
Don't see it if you don't have some admiration for the woman. This is a love song to Hillary, in the end, however interpreted by some.
See it if You care about this country and want to see a beautiful emotional tribute to the document that impacts our daily lives
Don't see it if You are a conservative Republican or a Jesus Freak.
See it if you enjoy the lesser sitcoms and want to be able to doze off through whole sections of this thing without missing much.
Don't see it if you have seen Everbody is Talking About Jaime in London, or want a better treatment of this very interesting story.
See it if you love this music and are prone to fall for shows with elements of yesteryear Americana nostalgia.
Don't see it if You expect a complicated story or anything more than a showcase for these magnificent songs. If you do not like this music, do not go.
See it if you enjoy shows like Groundhog Day and want some light fluff with OK songs
Don't see it if You want to remember a show and be humming the tunes after. I don't really remember much other than it was a good night of light fun
See it if You want to see a moving show on depression, suicide, sadness in a clever one man monologue set up.
Don't see it if You need a specific fun plot, don't want to leave feeling a little sad or may drown after a little too much true-life misery retold
See it if You know the music/have an affinity for these songs or a nostalgia factor-such that you don't mind hearing very similar repeating numbers
Don't see it if You can about interesting stories, non-beat based musical numbers that vary through show and an interesting story that isn't insulting fluff
See it if You want to experience a once-in-a-lifetime revival, of a totally unique American play. Great staging, great acting, moving beyond belief.
Don't see it if If you do not have the patience for 7-some hours of intense, thoughtful nonstop words or you were not fan of this play the first time around
See it if You want to be able to say you saw one of the most magnificent performances by any actress, in any year, on the stage. Glenda is life.
Don't see it if There is no excuse for not seeing this...... If you value theater, acting, words.... you must go.
See it if you want to see a magnificent performance by the sublime Katrina Lenk in a sweet little musical with beautiful moments and good music.
Don't see it if you expect a lavish Broadway musical or are averse to simple stories without traditional arcs.
See it if If you love Donna Summer or Disco or are nostalgic for the 1970s
Don't see it if 1-You cannot stand Disco or Donna 2-You worship her such that having some songs butchered by one of three performers will drive you nuts.
See it if you want to see a magnificent actress at work in a legendary role & don't care that her singing voice is nonexistent.
Don't see it if you want to see these songs performed by a stellar Broadway voice. Ms. Close is not that voice - in fact she is off key, often..
See it if you want to experience a revolution of sorts in musical theater - bold, ambitious and wondrous - utterly lives up to the hype. Magnificent.
Don't see it if you cannot appreciate innovation in ART - at its best - and are a heartless traditionalist.
See it if you want to see a very well done play that covers a range of topics - personal and otherwise- with a beautifully careful touch
Don't see it if you cannot appreciate a good play about family dynamics and drama
See it if you value magnificent acting & character development over actual plot and don't mind a lesser play showcasing amazing work by Nixon, Linney
Don't see it if unbelievable brilliant acting alone isn't enough, and you cannot appreciate subtleties of Hellman's plays.
See it if you want a nostalgic trip to the great American musical of yesteryear - with a most magnificent showbiz legend extraordinaire center stage
Don't see it if you cannot appreciate what a beautiful piece of American musical theater this is....