See it if Moving story of a waitress's escape from an unhappy marriage through her pie baking skills and friendship support; Jesse Mueller is sublime.
Don't see it if Supporting characters are wonderfully funny/quirky; you really care about these people. Music is great, there are some showstopping moments.
See it if The talented, energetic cast couldn't make this nonsensical, country music mess of a musical work for me. Leslie Kritzer steals the show.
Don't see it if The comedy is broad, physical and wacky and the cast tries in earnest but the songs were incredibly dull and the story stupid but not funny.
See it if The story is a bit slow to unfold, but ultimately moving if a tad cliche. Great, original bluegrass music and great vocals by Carmen Cusack.
Don't see it if You don't like bluegrass music; I'm not usually a fan of it but it really works in this show.
See it if As a fan of the movie, this didn't disappoint. Alex Brightman and the kids were energetic, funny and terrific; a great choice for families.
Don't see it if You're looking for a true rock and roll experience; this is Broadway, feel good "tame" rock. A few standouts songs, but most you'll forget.
See it if Prequel to The Wizard of Oz, the staging and costumes were dazzling, the plot ambitious and confusing. Some epic songs, the rest mediocre.
Don't see it if You don't have the patience to follow a convoluted plot over 3 1/2 hours; you don't like every song at the same loud, belting intensity.
See it if Well acted and thought provoking, the story of early 1900's African American boxer Jack Johnson that's really a play about race in America.
Don't see it if You want something light or funny.
See it if Fresh, funny, moving drama revealing a family's dynamics that unfolds over the course of one Thanksgiving Day. Well written, expertly acted.
Don't see it if You don't care for plays that examine families, or are looking for something light.
See it if Wonderfully acted, intelligently written 1930's period piece with an all female cast; absorbing plot with an unexpected "whodunit" twist.
Don't see it if You don't like period pieces or an all female play
See it if Excellent acting, often humorous yet loving portrayal of a family dealing with a mother's Alzheimer's disease. However, ran too long.
Don't see it if You want something light, or don't want to sit for 2 1/2 hours.
See it if A wonderful, heartfelt, emotional telling of Carole King's early life and career, with fantastic music and terrific performances
Don't see it if You're not a fan of Carole King or musicals
See it if Delightfully funny musical with wildly talented kid actors, catchy songs, quirky characters; really fun. Captures the essence of Roald Dahl.
Don't see it if You're not a fan of Roald Dahl or of musicals.
See it if Essentially a 60 minute monologue, it was slow but I was moved by the story of one man's loneliness and need for connection. Well acted.
Don't see it if You want something light or funny; this requires total concentration and some will find it slow and/or boring.
See it if Tried to be zany but fell flat; the 70's songs got tedious quickly, the show, while purposely silly, was repetitive and amateurish.
Don't see it if You don't like zany comedy or 70's era pop songs.
See it if The singing was good, but the writing was embarrassingly corny, and the skits and banter were dated and unfunny. I left at intermission.
Don't see it if You expect a sharp, contemporary show or don't like music from the 50's and early 60's.
See it if Excruciating, incomprehensible, slow moving, depressing and self indulgent play. A total bore.
Don't see it if You want a lively or engaging, absorbing story.
See it if You don't expect a plot, but enjoy a song and dance revue by a joyous, masterful entertainer with occasional autobiographical anecdotes.
Don't see it if You don't enjoy song and dance, or expect a play with plot.
See it if Superb acting, emotionally riveting production of this classic play. Minimalistic, sparse set design.
Don't see it if You want something light and fluffy.
See it if Extremely original, thought provoking and well acted. The plot unfolded in three acts, each more riveting than the last
Don't see it if You want something light, fluffy and happy
See it if Moving, unique story but acting and songs just didn't resonate for me. In particular, Michael Cerveris seemed stiff and uncomfortable.
Don't see it if You're offended by anything gay and lesbian
See it if I thought the story was weak and embarrassingly silly. Matthew Broderick seemed to be just going through the motions.
Don't see it if You're looking for a well acted, funny, sharp comedy
See it if You like an excellent production of this classic play with a great cast. Danny Burstein was wonderful and fresh as Tevye.
Don't see it if You're not a fan of the original play or of musicals in general.
See it if I loved this so much I saw it twice! Funny, original, GREAT songs, fantastic acting, singing and dancing. Clever Broadway musical references
Don't see it if You're not a musical comedy fan.
See it if You want to see two masterful physical comedians in unique, funny, wordless sketches with original, quirky music by wonderful Shaina Taub
Don't see it if You need a show with words or you don't like physical comedy
See it if Unique musical about a trans community in rural Georgia, and the notion of creating a family of choice; was moving but ran too long.
Don't see it if You don't like bluegrass music - it was integral to the rural theme and well done, but got repetitive; if you're not open to LGBT issues.
See it if An acting tour de force for all involved, this is an intense, graphic, emotional story of four captive women during the Liberian civil war.
Don't see it if The heavy accents add authenticity but are sometimes hard to follow. This is an intense play; not for those who prefer a light experience.
See it if Unique, absurdist adaptation of Jane Austin's classic. Funny and cleverly done, with actors playing multiple roles and lots of physicality.
Don't see it if If you're not familiar with the story you might be confused; the over-the-top, slapsticky adaptation might offend Austen purists.
See it if As long as you know this is a low budget staged reading of the classic Rogers and Hart 1937 musical, this is absolutely charming and fun.
Don't see it if You expect costumes or sets, or if actors holding scripts bothers you. But if you can go with the flow, it's a fun night with lots of talent
See it if An unexpected twist in an otherwise tepid play; some funny one-liners and good acting by Linda Lavin; the rest of the cast was forgettable.
Don't see it if You want something lively or memorable.
See it if Banal, silly murder whodunnit that takes place in a hair salon; dated, worn, cliche jokes; audience participation felt like a gimmick.
Don't see it if You're looking for something with substance or you don't like audience participation.
See it if Climate change explained through one man's exceptional, intelligent, electrifying rap performance. Thought provoking, dynamic and fantastic!
Don't see it if You're a climate change denier.
See it if Gorgeous dancing, but as a fan of the movie it disappoints; a darker take, but there was a lack of chemistry or charisma.
Don't see it if You don't like dance, as this is the focus of the show
See it if Fun, catchy, poppy musical with drag queens, messages about tolerance and self acceptance, and tour de force vocals by Billy Porter
Don't see it if You're offended by drag queens or gay subject matter, or don't like musicals
See it if Totally original musical that manages to be seriously funny, clever, raunchy and thought provoking at the same time; great music and lyrics
Don't see it if You are offended by irreverent treatment of religion and God
See it if Riveting, powerful, emotional, intense, uncomfortable story; an acting tour de force for both Jeff Daniels and Michelle Williams.
Don't see it if You can't handle strong subject matter or are looking for something light and happy.
See it if Meant for kids and families, it's a not a play, it's an exuberant tap dance and beatboxing concert that's fun, lighthearted and youthful.
Don't see it if You don't like tap dance and beatboxing, or if you mind an audience full of small kids and parents.
See it if Very original, risqué, with interesting costumes and sets but confusing and slow. The narration mainly in German only muddled things for me
Don't see it if You are offended by nudity or burlesque.
See it if You enjoy broad physical comedy. I had trouble following the plot and while the slapstick was well done, I didn't find it funny.
Don't see it if You expect to follow a clear plot; you don't enjoy slapstick.
See it if Tacky, homemade set and costumes; silly incomprehensible plot; two men playing multiple roles as a farce; didn't work for me.
Don't see it if You expect a professional quality show; you don't like broad farce.
See it if You don't mind pure fluff and a little cheesiness. A guilty pleasure - no plot, but fun songs, great sets, costumes, singing and dancing.
Don't see it if You don't like 60's music or you want a play with substance and plot.
See it if This is not a show for everyone. I was confused and uncomfortable at first, but the second act crystallized everything.
Don't see it if You're easily offended, or are uncomfortable with gay or transgender topics.
See it if Very cliche and self indulgent; I found myself bored and disinterested. The one nude scene was completely unnecessary and gratuitous.
Don't see it if You're offended by anything gay and lesbian, or nudity
See it if Unique, absorbing, original story, and the most amazing, ambitious staging and lighting that are an essential part of the plot
Don't see it if You want light and fluffy
See it if A wonderful, fresh take on this classic show with fantastic staging. Kelli O'Hara and Hoon Lee had palpable chemistry as Anna and the King
Don't see it if You don't like musicals
See it if This show redefines musical theater with it's clever hip hop music, intelligent lyrics and multicultural casting against conventional type
Don't see it if You don't like musical theater or history
See it if You don't mind cliche plot, unmemorable songs, George Takei in a tiny role.
Don't see it if You're not a fan of musicals, if you expect an absorbing show with catchy songs
See it if You want to see a tour de force performance by young actor Timothee Chalamet and a deeply moving autobiographical story.
Don't see it if You want something light and fluffy.