See it if The direction is brilliant and the design is magnificent. Effective set, spot on lighting and sound, male performers are charming.
Don't see it if "Music" is incomprehensible/inaccessible. Lead just read her lines at us the whole show as she glared with no acting. Rant sans plot.
See it if For the music!!! A truly original sound backed by a very skilled design and great actors.
Don't see it if You want to see a play. This is a really good opera.
See it if You love a solid revamp of a hilarious show. Accesible, idyllic and entertaining.
Don't see it if Shakespeare, even greatly reimagined for a contemporary audience is not your thing.
See it if You want to see a clever show with tremendous heart and bold comedy.
Don't see it if You are going to spend every moment comparing it to the movie. This is its own beast
See it if You like engaging, entertaining theater with good music and great voices.
Don't see it if You have high narrative expectations, there are some moments that dont quite land.
See it if You want to see a well made show that pushes boundries.
Don't see it if You expect a catch accesible score. This is an art house intimate production.
See it if You want to be amazed by what theater can do.
Don't see it if ...
See it if You want to see gorgeous design anchored by tour de force performances
Don't see it if You want a short night at the theater or expect well rounded secondary characters.
See it if You like quirky sets
Don't see it if You expect a cohesive and interesting plot. I spent most of the night watching the trombone player texting or napping in the balcony pit.
See it if You love Malloys music and are feeling Comet nostalgia.
Don't see it if This is a concert of a song cycle. There is no connecting plot and no story to follow.
See it if You want to see stellar performances in an ambitious reinterpretation of a classic.
Don't see it if You expect scale and granduer.
See it if You love her music and are looking for a no substance, surface level, biopic. It very much feels like a Cruise Ship or Theme Park show.
Don't see it if You're looking for anything more than popcorn feel good entertainment.
See it if You want to hark back to the golden age of musical theater while seeing a show that feels even more relevant today.
Don't see it if You hate epic musicals.
See it if You love dark fables and stilt walking operatic monsters.
Don't see it if You expect light and fluffy, this is a dark show about school shootings.
See it if You want to see a two person musical/operetta that is honest, insightful, engaging and packs a punch. Singers are incredibly gifted.
Don't see it if You dislike operettas or are expecting a big dance musical. Exceptional music though male lead reads restrained or seems reluctant.
See it if You wanna hear the best score on Broadway.
Don't see it if You hate theater that challenges convention in form or if you want to see an original plot.