See it if You like the original or like seeing shows like Heathers or Legally Blonde (this is sort of a mix of the two).
Don't see it if You want an exact replica of the movie or you want to see something with serious themes.
See it if you want to see one of the most stunning performances of all time. Very atypical production in many ways, all done in service of great art.
Don't see it if you have traumatic associations with infertility, can't handle the themes.
See it if you're looking for a subtler show with great acting and chemistry between the leads.
Don't see it if you want excitement or a big twist.
See it if You like plays with these themes, you can handle the almost 8 hour commitment, you want to see Garfield Pace and Lane in incredible form.
Don't see it if You're looking for a light or quick show. You care about set design (for part 1 at least, what an ugly and pointless set).
See it if you like a show that is a spectacle, have kids, enjoy spongebob, or just want to see something fun and light.
Don't see it if you're looking for a serious show with a deep message--there are definititely jokes for the adults, but this is a light one overall.
See it if You like shows with gay themes, you like Urie and want to see him in a pretty stellar performance.
Don't see it if You’re looking for a short play or a light play—you’d get that if you stayed just for act 1, but act 2 is better.
See it if You have a strong desire to see one of these performers.
Don't see it if You're expecting to be profoundly moved. The funny moments are very funny, but the important moments fell a bit flat.
See it if you're looking for a compelling depiction of what a nightmare-scenario looks like under the current regime. James Badge Dale is phenomenal.
Don't see it if you're going for Tunie. She had to call out for a line and generally seemed stiff in the role.
See it if You have any affection for the film, or want to see perfect singing and acting in a family friendly and gorgeous show.
Don't see it if I have nothing to write here. A perfect adaptation.
See it if you want to see a play with many moving parts all done with precision. The three leads in particular are very strong.
Don't see it if you don't like shows without intermissions.
See it if you have an interest in the Arab-Israeli conflict/peace process. This play brilliantly depicts the history and is acted to perfection.
Don't see it if You can't handle long shows (did not feel slow, but is three acts and three hours).
See it if you're okay with longer expositions, want to see witty interesting and different musical theatre.
Don't see it if you want deep thought or particularly catchy songs.
See it if you like slapstick. You want to laugh and not think.
Don't see it if you want broadway level performances...this is funny, but feels like dinner theatre. I found myself wishing I'd had a drink beforehand.
See it if You have any interest in the law, particularly movement law, or the events Kunstler was associated with.
Don't see it if You dislike stories about court cases or civil rights.
See it if you want a story that you'll recognize from your own life while also looking back on the state of the world 17 years ago.
Don't see it if you dislike stories about religion, judaism in particular, and the intersection with secular thought, israel policy, and the holocaust.
See it if your goal is to see Sutton Foster. She does a great job, but the production value of the show is low which doesn't suit the score.
Don't see it if you want to be uplifted. Sweet Charity in a deconstructed produdction just tends to emphasize how sad the whole thing is.
See it if you want to see some great singers tell some typical-New-Yorker stories in an entertaining way. The a capella was actually a good thing!
Don't see it if you want a story that will make you think, you have a problem with a capella, you are looking to see Telly Leung (he's severely underused).
See it if You like the movie or have small kids. You have listened to the new music and enjoy it.
Don't see it if You’re expecting something innovative/different from a typical Disney Theatricals production (think Aladdin).
See it if you like the film version or other classic takes on this classic.
Don't see it if you're hung up on issues with the story it's based on and/or want an innovative revival.
See it if you're not looking for a typical theatre experience, you're interested in art that's about human connection
Don't see it if you think its a play (it's not), you have no interest in simple stories. This isn't a thinker, so don't overthink it.
See it if You can handle the themes of abuse and serious illness. You like one person shows.
Don't see it if You won’t be able to deal with stories about bodies undergoing trauma, or you dislike women and feminism.
See it if You still feel close to or nostalgic for your own teen angst moments...I did, and really enjoyed some of the moments.
Don't see it if You’re expecting the next Dear Evan Hansen...this lacks the level of complexity and the stakes that make it relevant to an adult audience.
See it if you like shows that place aesthetic values or an attempt to be unique/new/different ahead of other aspects of storytelling.
Don't see it if you're looking for development of characters, plot, or even a number of musical motifs.
See it if You're a big theatre person and want to see a revue with a number of great shows featured.
Don't see it if You want to learn much about Prince (the narration only came in between some shows).
See it if Honestly, this is the first time I wish I didn't have to pick a number to score. Very gory and distressing, but altogether well done...
Don't see it if You can't handle blood, torture, intense sound effects, dislike projections, etc. very very dark...don't do this for a light event.
See it if You have an interest in military/vet stories or jazz. You love Cott or Osnes.
Don't see it if You think blankenbuehler has never met a curve he wouldn't want to angle off (true. Should've hired a different choreographer.)
See it if You have any interest in better understanding the way both the gender and the ethos of the 2016 presidential candidates effected your view.
Don't see it if You can't stand anything remotely political or feel even hearing the words of the debate again would be traumatic.
See it if This show is perhaps the ultimate crowd-pleaser. Bette is very funny, though my favorite performance was Gavin Creel as Cornelius.
Don't see it if You have anything but positive feelings for Bette Midler, she has the crowd on her side from minute one (some stood for her entrance.)
See it if You want to see a master at work. Christian Borle is perfect as Wonka.
Don't see it if You want a show with a powerful first act. You're expecting more of the Gene Wilder film's story than the Burton film's story.
See it if You have any interest at all...I didn't see Eva and was still wowed. Beautifully staged, precisely what a revival of this show should be.
Don't see it if You can't handle the story (Vietnam, violence, tragedy, etc.).
See it if you're interested in encountering a bubble very unlike the one that most New Yorkers live in.
Don't see it if you think it'll really illuminate something new or different about blue collar areas and people.
See it if you're a millenial. This hits every note of my lived experience perfectly (especially for all you single people out there #solidarity).
Don't see it if you aren't interested in stories about young people or relationships.
See it if you have any love of Sondheim. This is one of his best works staged and acted beautifully. Best way to put it? Simply splendid.
Don't see it if you are stuck on the original production or dislike Sondheim music.
See it if you want to feel something. I'll be honest, this was so relatable for me that this may be biased, but I hardly have the words to express...
Don't see it if you buy into the idea that millenials and social media are ruining the world, you're turned off by stories which involve mental health.
See it if you like fun pop music, you're not looking for a particularly heavy storyline. A total blast! Todrick Hall is awesome!!
Don't see it if you're afraid of some epic drag queens and the shoes they will stop all over you in.