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See it if you want a show that promises some laughs, engages with a younger generation, & has some great show-stopping numbers. An entertaining night.
Don't see it if you don't want a truly one-dimensional plot. No matter how great the music, it keeps you from truly caring about the inevitable conclusion.
See it if you want a fun musical. It's clever, updated appropriately, & houses a strong cast & ensemble. There are genuinely hilarious moments.
Don't see it if you want a complex show or a memorable score. The music works, but doesn't stick with you. But, the jokes are memorable & worth the trip.
See it if you want an inventive & rather intense reimagining of a R&H classic. The music remains in tact, but that's about it. Incredible cast & team.
Don't see it if you don't want a classic to be meddled with. The heart of the show is completely different, though still engaging.
See it if you want a likable show & cast. It’s high energy, easy to follow, & relevant (though fairly simple). There’s a great cast & ensemble.
Don't see it if you want something complicated or heavy. It’s feel-good & straight forward & embraces the spectacle of a typical Broadway musical.
See it if you want to experience something different. It's beautifully delicate in its narrative & the orchestration is a joy to hear.
Don't see it if you want something plot heavy. This is definitely about the relationships & subtle moments. The songs evoke a tone, rather than a plot.
See it if you want a well-written adaptation with an impeccable cast. It's well paced & staged beautifully.
Don't see it if you want a new angle. Though relevant, it doesn't do anything new or groundbreaking. Jeff Daniels, though great, doesn't enunciate enough.
See it if you enjoy heavy, relevant, & character driven plays. It's hilarious & heartbreaking often in the same breath. The cast is unparalleled.
Don't see it if you aren't interested in complex relationships - romantic or familial. It's heavy, profound & engaging from start to finish. Urie is magic!
See it if you want it all! I can't be superlative enough about this production. It's innovative, breathtaking, & brings you back to the world you love
Don't see it if you're unfamiliar with the HP universe -it won't have nearly the impact or results.
See it if you want enjoy a play that runs a mile a minute! Janet McTeer is a force & commands the stage masterfully. The play is engaging & well paced
Don't see it if You're not interested in a review of womanhood & femininity in the late 19th century. The play is very much character driven & led by McTeer
See it if you want a superbly acted play that will leave you with more questions than answers. It's incredibly interesting, but ultimately falls short
Don't see it if you want something cohesive & polished. In this character driven play, the powerful vignettes don't come together & ends rather abruptly.
See it if you've wanted an entry point to Shakespeare or just love Shakespeare & seeing new adaptations! It's fun, warm, & perfectly executed!
Don't see it if you're a stickler for the original text. The music brought depth & joy to the production & was likely a big asset in modernizing the story.
See it if you're a fan of Carol King's music. It covers the biggest hits with a lot of joy in the beginning, then with a lot of seriousness by the end
Don't see it if you want an interesting story. She led a compelling life, which isn't depicted with any stakes here. The production feels a little tired too
See it if you'd like a standard "fun" show. It's a simple plot with a strong cast. The music is enjoyable but nothing extraordinary.
Don't see it if you want substance in the story. It's simplistic but the dancing, music, & charming cast make up for it.
See it if you want to see a impeccable cast & truly sublime choreography & dancing. Overall, the music is enjoyable.
Don't see it if you want to avoid an outdated plot. It wasn't updated, though the casting would have allowed it. It's evenly paced & somewhat uninteresting.
See it if you want an innovative new subject matter. The topic is unique, interesting, & well-presented, mostly.
Don't see it if you want to avoid a sometimes oddly-paced production. The characters are barely likable at times, though it ends very strong.
See it if you want a well-paced, high energy show. No need to love the cartoon to enjoy the show. Great music throughout, & Ethan Slater is a FORCE!
Don't see it if you want a serious show. This is solely fun -- there is no stakes in the plot. Also avoid if you don't like over-the-top characters.
See it if you want to see a classic reinvented! It's a brilliant staging with a wonderful cast. It's dark but injected with humor & wit!
Don't see it if you don't like Sondheim nor semi-immersive shows. It's the classic story that can be a bit dark, but overall well handled.
See it if you want an emotional show that actively tugs at your tear ducts. Though sprinkled with humor, it's hits every heavy topic you can think of.
Don't see it if you want something light. There are a few cheesy & overdone moments, but otherwise, it's a sincere & emotional show.
See it if you want a show that is aimed at a younger audience (25 & younger). There are a few GREAT songs & heartfelt moments.
Don't see it if you want to avoid an often heavy-handed coming of age story. The acting, book, & score are uneven though there are some truly great moments.
See it if you want a hilarious & clever show about identity & belonging during these changing times. It's meaningful & accessible to everyone.
Don't see it if want a slower paced show. This one-man-show runs a mile a minute. It's loud & a little "in your face" but very well executed.
See it if if you’re interested in a conversation about women’s place & relationships in the work place. It’s wonderfully acted & relevant.
Don't see it if you want to escape from the current political conversation. The first half is cliche & obvious. The second half is clever & important.
See it if you enjoy variety shows. It's essentially dinner theater; vignettes of classic musicals. You don't need to know all the music to enjoy it.
Don't see it if you want a story, plot, or something at stake. It is a variety show of Hal Prince shows - plain & simple. Good Broadway fun!
See it if you want a beautifully told poetic story. It's a heartfelt production with amazing actors, characters, & an important, relevant story.
Don't see it if you want something faster paced, are tired of WWII era theater, or want something lighthearted. There is hope, but it is still terribly sad.
See it if you interested in the Asian immigrant experience. The characters & book are well developed.
Don't see it if you want a lighthearted show. There are funny moments but it deals with touches of violence & racism that are awkward but well done.
See it if you want a compasionate view of what it means to be a veteran in America, enjoy on-stage musicianship, & love the incomparable Laura Osnes.
Don't see it if you want to avoid an otherwise cut-&-paste plot, bland writing, & a disappointing score. Personally, I left only having enjoyed one song.
See it if you're want a well-acted show written by a contemporary playwright. The characters are masterfully built in such a short time.
Don't see it if you prefer plot-based shows. This centers around the characters & their complex relationships. Also avoid if you don't appreciate nudity.
See it if you want a farcical, fun, bright musical. The cast, dancing, & music are lovely. It's an enjoyable, easy night at the theater.
Don't see it if you want anything remotely heavy or complex. It's straight forward & simple "fun" -- a great show to take out-of-towners.
See it if you want a seamless, impeccably acted play. The topic is relevant, the pacing is excellent, & you're left with so much to think about!
Don't see it if you don't care about the theme of violence (& more specifically, violence begetting violence) & justice. Still so incredibly relevant.
See it if you want a simplistic musical, more aimed towards teens. There is a heart wrenching moment in the end, but overall, it's not interesting.
Don't see it if you like nuanced & complex characters & plots. The acting & singing are fine, but the book & score is where the heart should be, but isn't.
See it if you want a story that transcends its own specificity (a coming of age of a young gay black man). Powerful acting, singing, & writing.
Don't see it if you can't handle brutal & honest moments. There are harsh realities the playwright doesn't shy away from. It's powerful throughout.
See it if you enjoy stand up with a narrative. The show is hilarious but isn't just played for laughs. Birbiglia is masterful in weaving this story.
Don't see it if you want to see a typical Broadway show/structure. Birbiglia weaves light & dark, hilarious & sad beautifully throughout.
See it if you want a powerful performance. Much of it is incredibly enchanting, immersive, & engaging (& very relevant).
Don't see it if you want something fast paced or a traditional, linear story line. It's heartfelt but moves outside the standard storytelling tropes.
See it if you are a huge fan of the movie & want a shot-for-shot replication. There are some standout performers, but not enough to lift this show.
Don't see it if you don't want something so incredibly average, that it becomes bad. The score, staging, dancing, & plot are unbelievably bland.
See it if you enjoy high energy shows. The dancing, singing, & energy is electric! It's is undeniably a fun evening enjoying the biggest hits.
Don't see it if you want an narrative or story. This is essentially a variety show of the biggest hits - but it didn't stop it from being an incredible time
See it if you enjoy contemporary, complex plays. The devices used are clever, the writing is sharp, & characters/relationships are worth every minute.
Don't see it if you don't want uneven acting. With such nuanced characters & an such a clever premise, the acting sometimes fell short.
See it if you enjoy contemporary playwrights & topics. It examines relationships in a contemporary family with fascinating, but unlikable characters.
Don't see it if you need clean resolutions & black & white truths. It's thoughtful without being slow & great for a contemporary audience.
See it if you want the whole deal. It's well-balanced & well-paced with a relevant, engaging story line, beautiful music, & an impeccable cast!
Don't see it if you don't enjoy sentimental stories. It follows standard tropes, but executes it with perfection & the ending ISN'T predictable!
See it if you want a well-paced, humor-filled play with great acting & writing. The points it hits on are interesting & weave together seamlessly.
Don't see it if you don't like open-ended conclusions. It touches on interesting topics without making significant conclusions. The ending falls a bit short
See it if you want to see an exquisite cast perform a technically impressive play. The plot is confusing, but the acting & staging are fun to watch.
Don't see it if you don't know what you're walking into. Historical context is KEY to understand this play. The playbill is equipped with the info. Read it!
See it if you want a thought-provoking show. It's superbly written & performed. It's a well-paced & complex production.
Don't see it if you don't like intense dramas. There are heavy emotions throughout with few lighthearted moments.
See it if you want a true spectacle. It's a big, bright musical with impressive staging, beautiful costumes, & wonderful acting.
Don't see it if you want a traditional plot. It has the shadows of a plot, but the main focus is on the characters & the passage of time.
See it if you want a thoughtful show that spans generations. It's superbly acted with an interesting & meaningful plot.
Don't see it if you don't like character-based plays with a slow-burn plot. It's evenly paced throughout, but can feel slow at times.
See it if you want a great cast in an exact remake of the film. It's handled with wit & humor. If you grew up during the 90s, you're sure to love it.
Don't see it if you have zero nostalgia for the film or 90s pop music. Avoid if you want something meaningful; it's exactly the movie, for better or worse.
See it if you want to see a classic redone with an amazing cast. It's an easy musical to sit back & enjoy with a fun book & great dancing.
Don't see it if you easily find productions fluffy. It's not a heavy topic. It's on the same plane as a Rodgers & Hammerstein musical -- just good fun!
See it if you like contemporary music with a focus on dark topics & quality onstage musicianship. It's attempting to be edgy without much success.
Don't see it if you want an easily relateable plot or characters. It's over the top with only one relateable relationship. Also has uneven actors & singers.
See it if you enjoy seeing a spectacle & a historically important musical. Music is by the same composer as Les Mis.
Don't see it if you want a feel-good show. It’s filled with lackluster performances & still features overt orientalism that I can do without in 2017.
See it if you want a moving story with well-written characters about what it means to be a family in hard times. But it falls short in the conclusion.
Don't see it if cancer & family illness hits too close to home. It's a slower, but well-paced show though the venue is a bit too large for the play.
See it if you like morbid sweetness & classic country music. The onstage musicianship is a powerful component. The music & lyrics are a joy.
Don't see it if you want a plot. This is a compilation of short vignettes. It has moments that drag, but overall, it's a well paced, fun musical about death
See it if you enjoy plays that tackle relevant current issues about what it means to be a woman in a shifting culture. It's powerful & emotional.
Don't see it if you want something lighthearted or are turned off by on-stage violence, especially violence against women. It was uncomfortable at times.
See it if you want a great ensemble cast, see the magnificent Glenn Close, & have a nostalgia for the original.
Don't see it if you don't like Andrew Lloyd Webber's music or don't care about the 'plight of the actor'. It's a thin premise but a great cast/company.