See it if you love the art world, deep meaning, great acting, or are fans of Warhol/Basquiat!
Don't see it if you want a really up-paced first act (second act brings it!), don't like a small cast and minimal set
See it if you love Neil Diamond, Will Swenson will likely win a Tony, great songs, glitzy with lots of sequins, glorified ND sing-a-long
Don't see it if money-making focused production using Neil Diamond's privileged life to sell tickets and merch, mild plot, can't sympathize with him
See it if you want to see Audra McDonald at the top of her game and say about 98% of the show's dialogue or if you like minimalism
Don't see it if you want anything up-paced, this was a bit slow and dull or something lighthearted, this was a drama with a capital D.
See it if you like dance-heavy shows with lots of jazz. a throwback to golden-aged Broadway, very 'Nicholaw-ish' (high energy dancing musical comedy)
Don't see it if you want to the see movie directly translated on stage, or want a more contemporary style of show, or don't like slapstick/physical comedy
See it if flashy, funny shows with 90s nostalgic music, crowd-pleasing love stories, great dancing, and clever use of songs
Don't see it if you want serious drama, dislike queer plot lines, or aren't into the audience hootin' and hollerin' mid-song
See it if you love serious drama wrapped in hilarious comedy, authentic characters, catchy songs, and a fantastic message
Don't see it if you don't like a little fantasy in what feels real. You don't like a decent amount of swearing. Cherish and make the most of our time!
See it if you love Kpop music and the culture surrounding it, want an amazing light show, and high energy!
Don't see it if you're going for a compelling story. Music doesn't advance the meager plot. Acting was soapy. The songs/genre use the show as it's platform.
See it if you love the masterful words of August Wilson, want to see J.D. Washington shine, appreciate an interactive (and magical) set
Don't see it if it's hard for you to believe in the spirit realm or don't like plays on the longer side
See it if you like a coming-of-age story, general rock music, and 70s costumes and hair
Don't see it if you want anything memorable or want an up paced show, no high stakes drama, too simple for the stage
See it if you love a classic reborn, creative and innovative musicals, a good laugh and look at our place in US history
Don't see it if you dislike re-imagining of classics, are right-leaning politically
See it if you Miller's work, want to see Pierce put on a masterclass, like re-imagined classics
Don't see it if you expect uplifting or fluffy plots, or if you can't handle long plays
See it if you enjoy historical fiction, exquisite and intense acting, you are Jewish! (every Jewish person should bear witness and hear these stories)
Don't see it if you hate long, sophisticated plays, you get easily confused by large casts or get uncomfortable talking about the Holocaust.
See it if you love stories of hope and love, and like seeing a massive cast!
Don't see it if you are easily confused by Shakespeare or don't like sitting outside for a while
See it if you like masterful acting with an incredible story. Tears the whole time-joy, sadness, it has it all. Arison is brilliant.
Don't see it if you dislike serious plays with multiple heavy topics.
See it if you are a teen/young adult novel fan, or love fairy tales! Arielle Jacobs is amazing.
Don't see it if you don't like the traditional arch of a fairy tale love story or predictable endings. Or looking for something with a deep plot.
See it if you love classic Broadway, like musical comedy, and incredible tap dancing
Don't see it if you want Streisand. Beanie is her own Fanny, while not vocally perfect, she is quirky, charming, and hilarious.
See it if you love incredible sets. Go for the beginning of Act 2. The visuals!
Don't see it if you like linear plots, you don't want a play within a play, or are confused by allegory.
See it if you are Jewish with a family history connected to the Holocaust, want to see a family's beautifully tragic love play out on stage
Don't see it if you are triggered by Holocaust stories or have regret of not doing things when you had the opportunity!
See it if you want to see MLP give a masterclass, a moving story about the power of power in sex
Don't see it if you don't like non-linear plots or themes of pedophilia, misogyny and incest
See it if you love Sarah Silverman's comedy, great cast, catchy songs, has legs for a run after this
Don't see it if you don't like deep and dark human issues and want something perfectly polished
See it if you want a hidden gem of a show, fantastic voices from talented actors, beautiful Scottish folk-like songs, and like mythical stories
Don't see it if you hate small, intimate shows, a cappella, or you're easily confused by people playing multiple characheters
See it if you like verbal and physical comedy, a fantastic cast, and gut-busting laughs!
Don't see it if you hate politics, don't like the c-word, or you're a conservative man who thrives by working the patriarchy.
Also Dratch is in fine comedy form-her physical comedy is perfection.
See it if you want to see a totally original musical about finding truth in one's self, actualizing life goals, and living your best life.
Don't see it if you don't like themes of LGBTQ+ or hearing curse words said casually.
Also This show is destined for big things!
See it if you love joyful and beautiful art fully on display. Poetry, dance, music-stunning!
Don't see it if you don't like non-linear plots or "artsy" shows
See it if you like intense sports-queer drama, funny yet poignant play, and intense acting.
Don't see it if you want what 'macho' means to be questioned, or challenge what true friendships mean.
See it if you love Billy Crystal. The show as made around him - gives him space to do stand-up bits. Packed filled with jokes, you're going to laugh!
Don't see it if you want the best voices Broadway has to offer, Crystal is passable and it plays to his charming character.
See it if you like surprisingly compelling and moving stories. It's smartly written. I found myself suddenly crying. The prod. is bigger than the room
Don't see it if if you want a Manilow jukebox musical, this is not that show. Or if you want really modern/pop songs.
See it if you want to see master actors on stage. Rockwell and Fishburne are perfect, Criss might be too innocent.
Don't see it if you want a large cast, it's lean and mean. Or if you dislike A LOT of curse words. Or is you want big twists and turns, predictable-ish.
See it if you love Debra Messing and plays about one's full life with all the ups, downs, sideways. Also if you identify with traditions in a family.
Don't see it if you don't like plays about the meaning of life and trying to find your place in the world. This touches on death and loneliness.
Also While traditions stay the same, we are the ones who change.
See it if you want the classic Broadway experience (good dancing, singing, Broadway magic, etc.) It's a well-oiled machine-it keeps going...
Don't see it if are looking for anything spectacular or new. This is from the 80s and you can tell.
See it if you celebrate the LGBTQ+ community and want to see the community's diversity play out on stage. Great cast!
Don't see it if it's tough to see deep-seated flaws/biases/self-absorption in oneself. Trying to be 2022's Boys in the Band?
See it if you love some good dance numbers, great Irish step. Joaquina Kalukango signing 'Let it burn' was great!
Don't see it if you want anything memorable. Songs all blended together (and not noteworthy), too many subplots, not enough character development.
See it if you want depth, humor (verbal and physical), SJP at her best, CHEMISTRY, brilliant dialogue that pulls the best and worst from 3 couples.
Don't see it if you don't like small casts (this is lean) or don't want a light shined upon the "sacred bond of marriage" or if you hate laughing!!
See it if you love classic Broadway and love to see Jackman and Foster shine. Dancing is top-notch too!
Don't see it if you want a show that is "artsy" or a modern take. This stays very true to traditional shows.
See it if you are a Jewish person living in today's modern world or have deep ties to the Jewish people. This is the world we live in right now!
Don't see it if you are uncomfortable with talking blatantly about anti-semitism or don't like long shows (though this went by in a snap)
See it if you love the music of MJ, like great dancing from the whole cast, and want to see an absolute star in the MJ role.
Don't see it if you are looking for a serious plot or anything with much depth, or if you don't want to be surrounded by tourists. Typical jukebox musical.
See it if you love new, fresh, funny, yet hopeful and meaningful shows. Beautiful music, very rich. Super relevant! Unreal cast.
Don't see it if you're timid around anti-racist messaging or want to see a perfect product, this will need a little polish before it transfers to Broadway.
See it if you are Jewish or know Jewish life well. Or if you want to see a master joke teller examine his inner reasons for performing.
Don't see it if you are an anti-Semite or don't think an outsider infiltrating an insular group is interesting.
See it if you like really good fan-fiction, a redemption for the Malfoy's, or want REALLY amazing effects! Nothing like this out there on the stage.
Don't see it if you want anything serious or powerful. Great for Potter fans, not so much for "serious" theater fans.
See it if you're a human going through life's ups and downs. Take solace in relatable characters. Laugh, cry, smug..all of the emotions! Truly a must!
Don't see it if you aren't open to looking in a mirror and taking in the hard questions about commitment and relationships.
See it if you enjoy stories of second chances and creating meaningful communities within a marginalized community
Don't see it if you aren't patient, it's a little slow moving but go with it! Or if you don't like the perfect, happy ending for all.
See it if you like a great tap number and Carmen Cusack giving her all. Or a really "out there" plot.
Don't see it if you don't like long shows, LOTS of repetitive dream sequences, not much of a plot besides 3 celebrities tripping
See it if you like seeing LaChanze on stage, or want to see strong performances by Cooper and Zegen. Very relevant to today!
Don't see it if you can't handle plays about race, or a plot that creates a lot of action.
See it if you want to see Rob McClure command the stage and love lots of incredible quick changes!
Don't see it if you don't like physical humor or want a deep, thought-provoking plot
See it if you love ingenuity on stage, brilliance all around, three hours went by in a flash
Don't see it if you can't sit for three hours, the two intermissions went by the slowest!
See it if you enjoy plots about race, family, and hope in the face of loss. Clarke shines!
Don't see it if you don't like fully sung-through musicals or somewhat confusing sub-plots. (or not a fan of personification)
See it if you enjoy a very relevant story of allyship and connection, or if you want a happy-go-lucky plot.
Don't see it if you want something that will hook you from the very beginning, this takes a little to get into.