See it if Brave and moving work about the effect on an actor's life when he learns the truth about his father. Great piano music a bonus!
Don't see it if You are not interested in the effects of the AIDS crisis.
See it if You like great singing and stories about immigrants. Performers were all top-notch!
Don't see it if You want memorable music and more effective story telling. Plot lines could be tightened up and the whole show made shorter.
See it if Just WONDERFUL - funny, moving, inspiring, fabulous performances. An unusual level of emotional character development for a musical.
Don't see it if You don't want to feel better about our current moment - but who wouldn't? See it!!
See it if You want to see a show that's truly a musical COMEDY, lots of great laughs, and comic staging. Terrific performances by all involved.
Don't see it if You can't suspend disbelief enough to enjoy it (e.g., one actor given the power to change the entire plot of a show)
See it if You are interested in historical events, specifically stories about the Holocaust. Even if you think you aren't, go. And tell your friends.
Don't see it if You are upset by accurate depictions of disturbing events. But see it anyway.
See it if You've never seen a staging of this show (my reason), which is not done very often. It helps to know the plot and background.
Don't see it if You only like musicals with full orchestra & chorus, this is a slimmed-down version. The impact of the finale was less because of it.
See it if you're a big fan of Cher, Stephanie J. Block and Bob Mackie's costumes, you'll have plenty of all three!
Don't see it if you're not interested in Cher or big-production musicals.
See it if Intelligent play depicting an Iraqi Christian family and their experience of living in the US - with dramatic and unexpected plot twists
Don't see it if You're not interested in the immigrant experience
See it if You want to see a depressed guy in post-breakup mode. Lots of dialogue but no real dramatic arc. Sometimes funny, sometimes tedious.
Don't see it if You are offended by gay cultural references.
See it if You enjoy one-person shows, with tour-de-force acting and interesting historical details.
Don't see it if If you only like shows with large casts and elaborate sets. Or musicals.
See it if You are a big fan of Mark Rylance, he gives an exceptional performance, truly delightful. You love Handel arias.
Don't see it if You want something fast-paced, this was very slow. Also, it had no great dramatic moments or surprises.
See it if You're a fan of Hayley Mills, you like fine acting and a story focused on women's experiences, mental health issues
Don't see it if You're not interested in any of the above. Story lines have been done before but I still found it touching.
See it if You love show dancing, want to get an inside view of a real dance studio and learn from a Broadway choreographer!
Don't see it if You have any physical challenges, or have never danced before. The skill level of the instruction was not targeted to non-dancers.
See it if You appreciate classic musicals, great costumes and staging. Are a big fan of Bette Midler.
Don't see it if You only like contemporary musicals. You don't like farce and broad performances.
See it if you want to see a fast-moving musical with a big heart. Cast is uniformly excellent, with clever staging of individual scenes
Don't see it if you are extremely sensitive to a 9/11 theme. Or you only like musicals with multiple sets and costumes.
See it if you enjoy well-acted period pieces with classic themes; here it's sibling rivalry
Don't see it if you can't see past British accents and early 20th century costumes and settings to appreciate a timeless relationship story
See it if you're interested in the art world and like interactive theater. Very creative staging, decent acting.
Don't see it if You want a fully fleshed-out drama. Would have liked fewer artsy dance pieces & more scenes explaining the relationships. Confusing ending.
See it if You love Sara Bareilles's music, Jessie Mueller fan (she is wonderful), don't mind a story w/serious aspects, are a fan of Chris. Fitzgerald
Don't see it if Simulated sex bothers you, you don't like woman-focused shows, and need to hear every word (SO frustrating!)
See it if You'd be interested in a conventional musical about an unconventional writer, without compelling lead performances (better secondary cast)
Don't see it if You want authentic accents or memorable songs. Also, if raunchy jokes bother you.
See it if You like clever, thoughtful dramas with fantastic acting.
Don't see it if You don't like minimal staging, fast-talking British accents or surreal plot lines.
See it if Anything even remotely to do with "Love, Actually" makes you happy.
Don't see it if If you're looking for a really clever parody of the movie. This was very broad and hectic.
See it if Beautifully realized production of a classic show that resonates today. Exciting, great dancing, very moving. So, nu, what else do you want?
Don't see it if The supertitles are on the right and left sides of the stage, and took some getting used to. But it was worth it!
See it if You appreciate absolutely wonderful performances, and are open to new interpretations of the story. Not your grandma's Oklahoma!
Don't see it if You only like traditional presentations of classic musicals. There is lots of food for thought here, but very dark at times.
See it if You like classic Cole Porter musicals. You love Kelli O'Hara & Will Chase, they're fabulous. Second leads also good, great dancing.
Don't see it if You insist on emotionally coherent endings. We never hear why Lilli/Katharine changes her mind so the happy ending felt like- what happened?
See it if Interestingly-staged but slow-moving stories about young people who are trying to find their way in a cultish community.
Don't see it if You are troubled by depictions of communal living drugs, violence, sex or homosexual characters.
See it if If you're a fan of Colin Quinn's acerbic and topical (and decidedly Democratic) humor
Don't see it if You're not a fan of one-man shows or political humor. You must have an "80 minute" show -- it was actually 65 minutes long.
See it if You're interested in history and the parallels (and lack of them) to today's polities. Masterfully acted one-man show.
Don't see it if You have no interest in learning about politics and our country's history.
See it if you love farce, and great acting: a mind-boggling number of roles played by only 2 actors. Great direction by Christian Borle!
Don't see it if you only like serious drama or musicals. There are some heartfelt moments but not the focus of the production.
See it if You like women-focused productions, with great popular music of the last 8 decades, and a little history thrown in.
Don't see it if If you're looking for a show with a lot of dialogue and characterization, this is more of a revue.
See it if You're interested in seeing the relationship challenges of over-50's adults. You're a fan of A.R. Gurney's work.
Don't see it if You'r e not interested in relationships limited to white, upper class folks. Some of the references are dated.
See it if you are open to a different experience, an historical exploration that is part play, part performance art. Clever use of technology.
Don't see it if you only like fully-produced plays/musicals, or would be uncomfortable in an intimate setting
See it if you enjoy complex stories and are knowledgeable about the corporate/financial doings in the 1980's
Don't see it if you don't care anything about financial or economic topics
See it if You like well-written, fantastically acted, thoughtful plays.
Don't see it if You're not interested in thinking about marriage and relationships, or only want to see a musical.
See it if You want to see a work of theatrical genius on many levels - the writing, the choreography and staging, the themes. Uniquely wonderful.
Don't see it if You have no interest in American history. Also - I recommend listening to the music at least once, and reading a synopsis of the story.
See it if you want to see creative staging of a classic work that's still relevant today. Amazing performances!
Don't see it if you only like musicals and lighter fare
See it if Your desire to know anything at all about the daughters of Tsar Nicholas II outweighs your need to be entertained. (Better at end, dramatic)
Don't see it if You lack patience for stilted, overly formal dialogue without any visual enhancement (projections, costume change, etc.)
See it if you're a huge fan of Nathan Lane/John Slattery/John Goodman, and are curious about old-fashioned comedies
Don't see it if you don't want to sit through 3 acts, 2-3/4 hours of intermittent laughs of a non-compelling story.
See it if You like plays with elements of performance art, a capella singing, great performances
Don't see it if You don't like loud noises, accents or hard to understand endings
See it if You're a baby boomer or just love the music of the '60's - being a fan of Carole King doesn't hurt!
Don't see it if You only like traditional musicals, or are not a fan of 60's music