See it if 90 minute sung through pop musical about a wrong incarceration with interpretive dance appeals. Josh Henry up close is a masterclass alone!
Don't see it if A modern, pop sound doesn’t appeal, you want a lot of depth in story (this plays more in archetypes & plot outline).
See it if Interested in seeing Derren Brown’s high quality mentalism in person, light hearted entertaining evening of “How did he do that?!” effects
Don't see it if You want a traditional Broadway musical/play. This is a magic show with mentalism & hypnosis aspects. Audience participation doesn’t appeal.
See it if Over the top, feast for the senses Broadway does Pop karaoke. Strong cast of talented singers & dancers across the board. A campy good ti
Don't see it if You want a show with a lot of depth & soul, a good value for money show (tickets currently $$$$$), you are looking for original music
See it if A fan of the book or movie, or the prior work of Lynn Nottage & Duncan Sheik. Like to experience new musicals in development. LaChanze!!!
Don't see it if Not in the mood for a more serious, issues-oriented story with themes of race relations, abuse, & violence.
See it if You loved the Beetlejuice movie, want a Spectacle of a show, fun set design. Fan of the talented cast.
Don't see it if You can’t tolerate strobe lights en masse, want a high brow musical, need a fully coherent show with a memorable score.
See it if you like plays that tackle difficult subject matter with a clever premise, strong cast that eventually builds to a strong ending statement
Don't see it if you can't handle absurdist play concepts, intentionally uncomfortable & cringe-worthy moments, or "jokes" that touch on violence, sex, etc.
See it if You like challenging, avant-garde takes on classics (like Ivo van Hove’s a View from the Bridge or Network), immersive/experiential theatre.
Don't see it if You are a purist about the source material. You don’t want a heavy, darker tone or guns/darkness/smoke machines with your musical.
See it if To see young amazing talent in a charming, new small theater space. A fan of Duncan Sheik, have patience for new musicals in development.
Don't see it if You are an Alice in Wonderland purist, want an upbeat, happy musical. If using your imagination to fill in rough edges is unappealing.
See it if you like Broadway insider jokes, old school campy classic musical comedies, Drowsy Chaperone fan. In the mood for a new, original story.
Don't see it if You are easily offended by jokes targeting a little bit of everyone, want depth to the teenage characters on the stage.
See it if For Broadway talent up close, the stellar Kate Baldwin & Bryce Pinkham. Fun set design. Have patience for a musical in the development stage
Don't see it if You want a polished, satisfying story & character development, or dancing in your musicals.
See it if You want to see world-class acting - particularly from Bryan Cranston, topical issues of fake news and how an older story stands up today.
Don't see it if Need perfect sightlines (you are intentionally bounced from watching on screens to stage), don’t like repetition or audience participation
See it if You’re a fan of the Go-gos music, progressive politics, appreciate attempts at funny new musicals. Liked Something Rotten. Excellent band!
Don't see it if The combination of a historically set story with modern existing songs with varying success makes your teeth hurt.
See it if you want a good laugh, interested in personal humor focused coming to terms with the journey to parenthood.
Don't see it if you're expecting to see a traditional broadway show.
See it if for a Campy good time. fashion show of costumes. you like Cher's music & are interested in her backstory. Fittest ensemble on Broadway.
Don't see it if You're looking for highbrow entertainment options; don't like loud music & lights.
See it if Everyone should, as the topic (evolution of a thug to a totalitarian leader) is so pertinent however hard to watch. Shakespeare buffs too.
Don't see it if You want light entertainment. Can't handle some heaviness that build to a strong ending. Shakespearean-influenced prose is not for you.
See it if To experience great talent singing one-acts up close & personal.
Don't see it if You have no patience, show is structured in 3 40min pieces with 2 15min intermissions in between.
See it if you like rich, complex layered storytelling. Highbrow drama, mix of intimate & political angles.
Don't see it if Thick accents impede on your enjoyment when you can't catch every last word, or 3+hr show is too long for you. You want to bring the kids.
See it if you like new musicals in development, intimate venues, quirky love stories.
Don't see it if expecting a big, splashy musical, want a deep plot, or to come out singing the score.
See it if You’re a fan of Jason Robert Brown, Shoshana Bean, Mykal Kilgore, gorgeous orchestrations & beautifully sung vignettes.
Don't see it if You want a fully dressed show (this is a concert staging) & a typical plot to follow.
See it if You appreciate ballet, particularly the chance to see high quality dance up close. Clever use of movement + props as scenery & “the beast”
Don't see it if You want a story that deeply surprises, are expecting a sung musical.
See it if you want to hear incredible vocal chops up close, strong, well-rounded acting, like an opera story
Don't see it if you're looking for a modern, illuminating story, elaborate sets.
See it if a fan of Tina Fey's comedy & the movie. In the mood for a funny, light musical. Want to leave remembering catchy lines. Talented young cast.
Don't see it if You want to leave humming a catchy tune.
See it if You are in the mood for a Disney classic, particularly if already seen Lion King, Frozen & Aladdin. For a light princess packed escape.
Don't see it if you're expecting the ingenuity of the Lion King, the special effects of Aladdin, or the iconic high points & high budget sets of Frozen.
See it if you like a lot of off-broadway theater. You appreciate a truly different musical approach, with subtlety.
Don't see it if you're looking for a spectacle of a grandiose Broadway show!
See it if classic Little Shop sci fi musical material slayed by top tier talent of Christian Borle, Jonathan Groff in a cozy off bway theater appeals!
Don't see it if You want the perfect rendition of Suddenly Seymour (Tammy Blanchard here was disappointing - don’t know if she was sick or bad perf choice)
See it if You appreciate strong story vignettes, well sung & acted, learning about the lives of everyday people.
Don't see it if You can’t appreciate strong performances delivered in a weak framework for a broader show, minimal staging, & rough edges in a short run.
See it if You want to support great talent experimenting with new material. High quality singing and set design.
Don't see it if You don’t like more experimental, downtown avant-garde theatre. Want a musical with a strong book backbone and clear reason for being.
See it if Appreciate high concept, contemporary musicals mixed with cultural & philosophical commentary. Fan of Dave Malloy or quality a capella.
Don't see it if 2 hours of a capella singing about tech addiction, magic & god with no intermission doesn’t sound appealing to you.
See it if You love the Temptations music & are interested in their history. Ephraim Sykes, Jeremy Pope, Derrick Baskin standouts.
Don't see it if Not comfortable applauding the music while the group’s members abuse women & drugs on their way to the top. Over Jukebox musical formula.
See it if You’re a fan of John Guare’s work, have imagination to go along with an absurdist plot with an accomplished cast. Charming set design.
Don't see it if You need a clear story that wraps up cleanly, you get annoyed with self referential work, don’t want to use your imagination
See it if For a genuinely original musical experience with soul & polish in equal measure. New Orleans jazz style X Greek myth of Orpheus & Eurydice
Don't see it if You want a more “traditional” song & dance Broadway
See it if a fan of Adam Driver, Keri Russell, Brandon Uranowitz & want to see their talents up close. Like a character study/interpersonal drama.
Don't see it if want a premise of significance in 2019 (go to To kill a Mockingbird or Network). Need fully believable characters. Want to take kids.
See it if To experience $35MM worth of IMAX motion effects & cool Kong puppet operated by a talented crew.
Don't see it if You are expecting a genuine Broadway musical with a quality story & score. You get a headache from loud noises.
See it if You want to experience raw creative & comic talent jamming & improvising in a visceral, high energy intimate experience.
Don't see it if You are expecting a long or traditional show, don’t like audience participation or fast pacing.
See it if Sondheim fan and want to explore the history & evolution of his work. A few gems in the score. Appreciate an off-bway musical environment.
Don't see it if Plot moves backwards from end to beginning of the story, can be confusing. You want a deep, meaningful story or a big, splashy musical.
See it if you're a fan of the source material, Aaron Sorkin's work, American classics, or the cast
Don't see it if you're overly protective of any chances of the original To Kill a Mockingbird book, prefer musicals, want to take kids of elementary age
See it if you love a great musical, witty banter, smart & thoughtful book & score. Rare to have so much fun and feel so much empathy simultaneously.
Don't see it if You don't like feel-good musicals. I didn't see this show for a long time expecting it to be cheesy & over the top - I was wrong. Go!
See it if you like plays that make you think, a fan of Stoppard, combo of character-unfolding storytelling mixed with psychology/philosophical debate
Don't see it if you're not in the mood for lengthy debates on the human mind, consciousness & God.
See it if you like romantic comedies, you want a charming, light evening with a happy ending, appreciate multi-tasking actors & musicians!
Don't see it if You want a dance-focused musical, are looking for a big blockbuster feel or a serious play.
See it if you're a fan of the stellar cast (Elaine May, Lucas Hedges, Michael Cera etc.), Kenneth Lonergan's work or an intergenerational family story
Don't see it if Want a happy plot. The show depicts a woman's slow decline from Alzheimer's and how her family copes. It can be hard to watch (by design).
See it if You've read and/or watched everything in the Harry Potter series! Appreciate the imagination of stagecraft pushed to its limits.
Don't see it if You can't handle the length (2 parts, 5+hrs in total); or large degrees of detail. Don't want kids in your audience.
See it if like some sci-fi or teen angst with your musicals; a fan of young adult fiction. Young cast has great energy.
Don't see it if You want a polished feeling musical - BMC feels rough around the edges by design.
See it if you're in the mood for a comedy with some explicit sexual content, themes of LGBT May-Dec romance & modern family dynamics.
Don't see it if you're uncomfortable with the themes noted above or nudity, are looking for a fast moving plot.
See it if only to appreciate the *craft* of it. Stellar company, clever staging, exploration of relevant deep issues of humanity & mortality.
Don't see it if You don't have the patience for 7+ hours of theatre, you're looking to take the kids. Note some nudity, fake blood in part 2.
See it if you want a master class in acting, strong character study, or want to see a different side of Albee.
Don't see it if you are uncomfortable with themes of aging & mortality.
See it if you want to enjoy the talents of world class triple threat performers. Enjoy ballet in your Broadway.
Don't see it if you're looking for a revival with a modernized book. Not in the mood to tolerate some historical fictional misogyny.
See it if To enjoy jewels of performances by Jordan Donica, Norbert Leo Butz & Diana Rigg. Catchy, classic music & orchestrations. Gorg costumes & set
Don't see it if You're looking for a more modern show, or for leads with electric chemistry & bring the house down numbers
See it if you like innovative staging in the round. You like fables. You enjoy a truly diverse cast. You enjoy using your imagination.
Don't see it if you want a more conventional evening of theater, don't enjoy audience interaction, or want a more substantial story.