See it if you're open minded. I admit not everyone will love this but I found it to be utterly delightful. Interesting characters, great music!
Don't see it if You don't like shows about young people. Feels like a far more morbid (and more fun) spelling bee or spring awakening. Just...try it!
See it if You like the stories from In The Heights, this show really captures the spirit of the original in a fresh way.
Don't see it if You're looking for Hamilton. Lin's pre-Hamilton work is very different...still brilliant, but different.
See it if You like the music, you've never seen it, you want a fun mindless show that Tyler Hanes is awesome in.
Don't see it if You dislike the music, you find the whole thing ridiculous (it is), you want a serious or interesting story.
See it if you like the original story/work (or the film), you like the music, you want to see a not-so-child-friendly children's musical.
Don't see it if you don't like the source material, you don't enjoy the quirkiness or creepiness of it all.
See it if you care about issues like racial justice, education, policing, the school to prison pipeline, etc. or you want to learn about them.
Don't see it if you want to see a highly optimistic or uplifting show, you want to see a play (this is more vignettes but with a coherent structure).
See it if you like William Finn musicals, sung through shows, or the cast. You relate to gay/jewish life in the 80s. Packs an emotional punch!!
Don't see it if you don't like William Finn's music, you want big production value/sets/dancing/etc.
See it if you want a star studded cast (Nathan Lane and Jefferson Mays are standouts), you like classic comedies, you're prepared for a long show.
Don't see it if you're expecting a "rapid-fire comedy"--they're speaking too slowly and that can make things drag, you prefer serious/dark plays.
See it if you like edgy music and psychological storylines, you want a cerebral storytelling experience.
Don't see it if you are looking for diversity in casting or a fun song and dance show.
See it if you're interested in the Deaf West interpretation, you loved the original.
Don't see it if you disliked the story content or musical of the original, you aren't okay with the use of captioning at points to add accessibility.
See it if you like the idea of Chicago but not the show itself, you like shows that are raw like Rent and Spring Awakening, the Jazz Age/Vaudeville
Don't see it if you want big production numbers, you don't like George C. Wolfe, you're not interested in shows about sex/drugs/jazz, etc.
See it if you like the Daily Show/Last Week Tonight, enjoy current events and the comedy surrounding them. You want a laugh!
Don't see it if you have strong political ideals, you're looking for superior singing/acting, you want a serious show.
See it if you enjoy older style musicals, you want to be charmed more than wowed.
Don't see it if you're not interested in a very white, very old fashioned style show.
See it if You want a light show with enough story depth to make it worthwhile, you like seeing kids doing amazing stuff! You like rock musicals.
Don't see it if You don't like rock music or loudness in the theater, you're looking for a big emotional punch.
See it if You really love the music (not for me) or you want a story that hinges on its own sense of profundity.
Don't see it if You prefer melodic music, you don't want to hear all of the actors straining to hit notes, you don't like abuse apologists.
See it if You want to hear Cynthia Erivo sing--her voice is absolutely the highlight of this show. You like the original story and/or production.
Don't see it if You're uninterested in relationships of all kinds between women/are uncomfortable with men taking a backseat.
See it if You never have, you like the music, you like fantasy as a genre
Don't see it if You already have more than once, you have the chance to see something more current/innovative
See it if You like references to other theater shows, you're prepared to laugh your face off, you want to leave the theater having a fun time.
Don't see it if You want a deeply meaningful or intense show, you don't like caricatures of Shakespeare
See it if You want a fun night with a fun story that is basically mindless entertainment. Loved the dancing, singing, and set. Worth seeing!
Don't see it if Could honestly be a 90 minute one act show, so if the unnecessary length bothers you, skip. Not slow though! If you hated West Side story..
See it if you like Nick Kroll of John Mulaney's humor, you want a laugh and are okay with it being more like a comedy schtick show than a play.
Don't see it if you want to see a play with a typical format. You want a relatable theatre experience.
See it if you are open minded about musicals or have a particular interest in what's new and different on Broadway. Very much form over content.
Don't see it if you have a strong need for fully fleshed out characters or a plot that feels high-stakes in a modern framework.
See it if You like Gloria Estefan's music, you want a mindlessly entertaining show.
Don't see it if You want great storytelling, you don't find jukebox musicals fun.
See it if you like singer-songwriter type folk music (this is not twangy or bluegrass-y). You like stories that take you away.
Don't see it if You want very realistic stories (this feels like a folk tale in a really great way).
See it if you like Jonathan Larson and want to see a masterful portrayal of his autobiographical work.
Don't see it if you want a large production, you want particularly innovative sets/lighting/sound design.
See it if you want to hear gorgeous music and see a subtle, bittersweet, timeless story told by two powerful women actors.
Don't see it if you have a strong distaste for gospel, don't like female-driven stories.
See it if you don't want to see an actual musical with a plot but instead what's more of a quirky revue of craigslist ads set to music.
Don't see it if you want an actual story or emotional experience.
See it if You want a life affirming theatrical experience. This show is innovative and brilliant and beautiful and so so real. Very emotional.
Don't see it if You aren't able to handle shows which treat autism with honesty. You want a show that doesn't make you think or reflect.
See it if you want a very unique/different theatrical experience. Very funny and great acting!
Don't see it if you want gorgeous music or relatability.
See it if you haven't. Just see it. In any form. It's essential theatre history at this point, the music is incredible and the story still matters.
Don't see it if you dislike the music, you don't like stories about realistic struggling people.
See it if you love the story, the film, John Cameron Mitchell, or the principal actors involved. Darren Criss and Rebecca Naomi Jones: A+
Don't see it if You dislike raunchy musicals or rock music, you are easily offended.
See it if You really love the 4 tunes they use repeatedly in the show, you want a dark, disturbing, and unrealistic musical to escape your daily life.
Don't see it if You prefer innovative musicals with interesting characters and storytelling content.
See it if You enjoyed shows like She Loves Me or other revivals which stay true to the time period. You love big song and dance numbers or the movie!
Don't see it if You're looking for a deep and meaningful theatrical experience. You have a distaste for nostalgia (no matter how false) and cliche.
See it if You don't mind waiting until the second act to be entertained!
Don't see it if You don't like the story/music or you love the movie so much that this could never compare.
See it if You love the music from the film, you're interested in seeing the costumes.
Don't see it if You're looking for the fun-ness of the original movie--the musical is far more ambitious which is great in some ways but can be too much.
See it if You like Sean Hayes, you want a good laugh, you like religious-related humor and clever writing!
Don't see it if You have to spend a lot for the tickets--this show would probably be better suited for off broadway with a newcomer at the helm.
See it if You like the music and want a laugh. Like south park type humor.
Don't see it if You don't like laughing at others' expense/crass humor. Be forewarned at the minimization of sexual assault.
See it if You like life affirming movies or shows, dramedies, etc. You like watching characters grow. You like Sara Bareilles' music!
Don't see it if You don't like women-centric stories or female plot lines, you dislike pie.
See it if You want to see epic staging (WOW!), you love the story line, you love the score.
Don't see it if You want something particularly life-affirming or clever/innovative, you don't like the story line.
See it if You are prepared to have your heart wrenched, you want to see amazing set and lighting design innovation
Don't see it if You are sensitive to strobe lighting/intense lighting effects, you want a large ensemble story rather than a focus on one character.
See it if You like Disney, you're interested in innovative sets/props, you're looking for a show that will make you smile!
Don't see it if You want a show with great depth of meaning