See it if you want a joyful time. The show doesn't take itself too seriously & allows you to enjoy the quirkiness of the characters, music, & plot.
Don't see it if want something serious. It's a playful musical, over the top, & purposefully silly. If you embrace it, you'll have a great time.
See it if you want a clever, fun rendition of the movie. The cast & choreo are excellent & they don't take themselves too seriously.
Don't see it if you need a more meaningful plot or don't listen to Top 40 music from the 80s & on.
See it if you're a fan of the source material & enjoy classic Tina Fey humor (great!). The cast is strong & overall, the musical is well paced.
Don't see it if you want memorable, quality music/lyrics. The humor & likable characters can take you far, but overall the music was a major let down.
See it if you enjoy a true spectacle. They went all-out. They held the integrity of the score with a few additions with an amazing cast.
Don't see it if you're looking for something complex. The plot is straight forward & it's possible adults might not like it if they don't know the film.
See it if you want a complex view on life & identity. This play does something interesting with the casting a views when following one character.
Don't see it if you want a fast paced spectacle. Or if you don't want an overly complex show that requires some brain power in order to appreciate.
See it if you find the focus on the intersection of human nature, abuse, war, &relationships interesting. It's well acted & enrgrossing.
Don't see it if you want a fast paced, plot-based show. The characters & their complexities are the focus.
See it if you're a fan of traditional Shakespeare. The acting is impeccable -- especially Jackson & Wilson. The first half can be slow, but picks up.
Don't see it if you can't sit through a 3.5 hr play. It's engaging, but familiarizing yourself with the material can help. Not for the casual theatergoer.
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 an energetic staging of an old-timey feeling musical. The cast is great, & the story picks up in the second half.
Don't see it if you want something more contemporary or want to avoid heavy-handedness. It's sweet & endearing, but could use a boost in the first half.
See it if you want to see a Broadway staple & classic. The choreo is iconic & the overall cast & ensemble create a great show.
Don't see it if the current Roxie isn't great. They often cast someone "famous" who doesn't have the chops to be on Broadway & the show suffers for it.
See it if you're want an updated, darker version of Romeo & Juliet. The choreography & staging are fresh as h*** & the entire cast is pure magic.
Don't see it if you think classics should be left alone, or don't want to see contemporary issues about race & immigration in your theater experience.
See it if you enjoy sung through musicals with a contemporary importance. The from the cast to the choreography and score, everything feels cohesive.
Don't see it if you're not interested in a contemporary score. It veers more towards pop and some "rap"ish style of music.
See it if you enjoy intimate productions about the intensity of relationship. The play touches on a lot of themes (ie. consent) delicately.
Don't see it if are turned off by onstage nudity, don't want a play about more intense themes. This play is more about the characters than plot focused.
See it if you enjoy a fun, bright, mile-a-minute musical. This is all about the spectacle & non-stop jokes. It's lighthearted, yet lovely throughout.
Don't see it if you're a stickler for source material & don't like slightly sideways/darker humor. It's silly throughout & a good option for out-of-towners.
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.