See it if you want a show that covers a wide array of contemporary social and societal issues.
Don't see it if you want a traditional joke box show or something that doesn’t make you think.
See it if you want to see a near-perfect piece of modern drama. This show is as gut wrenching as it is absorbing. A highlight of this tony season!
Don't see it if you can't sit through a seven hour theatrical marathon... or two three and a half hour half marathons!
See it if the tickets are free.
Don't see it if you respect theatre. This isn't a show. There is no plot. Mind reading and magic are BUNK so why bring it to Broadway? It's a cash grab.
See it if you're with children or win the digital lottery. It's a cute show and Disney's attention to detail is impressive!
Don't see it if you're not a Disney fan or are expecting a quiet and well behaved theatre audience!
See it if you're looking for a show best described as "of course!" It's 1980s dystopian camp incarnate.
Don't see it if you'd like to avoid a GenX fever dream about how bad boomers are that GenX couldn't produce until they became the boomers themselves.
See it if you enjoy sleek dramas with creative sets! Ink does a phenomenal job framing the beginnings of our modern media climate.
Don't see it if you don't like straight plays or dramas.
See it if you enjoy human condition shows. It isn’t avant-garde or unrealistic. Instead it’s a public view into the private moments of two strangers.
Don't see it if you want a show that reflects what is publicly accepted as politically correct when it comes to a woman saying no.
See it if at a bare minimum you want to see Bryan Cranston live. I thought the show was incredibly thought provoking, comedic, and intense.
Don't see it if you're bringing kids with you. The message and themes will likely be lost on a younger audience. There is no intermission either.
See it if you're willing to shelve everything you think you know about Oklahoma!. This is Oklahoma! in name, but not in feeling.
Don't see it if you have rose colored memories about a rose colored show about the state of Oklahoma! on the cusp of statehood. Beware of gunshots, too.
See it if you want to see masterful performances by Metcalf and Lithgow. The characters are portrayed as people, not cheap satirical impersonations.
Don't see it if straight dramas aren't your thing.
See it if you want a comedic reflective civics lesson with a strong call to action (it reads a bit echoey given the political makeup of the audience).
Don't see it if you're Rush Limbaugh... it'll probably give you the night sweats.
See it if you're REALLY into Alice in Wonderland. Outside of devout fandom, I would say this show is a surefire can-miss.
Don't see it if you're looking for a show with a digestible plot line.
See it if improv and hip hop are your scene. It takes an immense amount of skill to freestyle a new show every night.
Don't see it if experimental, all be it done before, theatre isn’t your jam. It felt like most of the bits went just a bit too long.
See it if you seek a show that is fluid and flawless. Actors masterfully morph between roles. The whole performance feels like a 100 minute song.
Don't see it if you think you can find a flaw in this performance, because I can’t find one!
See it if you want to catch a Sondheim cult-classic. This show is beautiful, nostalgic, and resonant. It also has great musical variety.
Don't see it if you're expecting a show with a happy ending. It's not a gut wrenching tear jerker, but reflecting on the story you realize how sad it is.
See it if you want a stereotypical broadway experience. It's an all analog show. No projection work or digital signage. Classic late 1980s theatre.
Don't see it if you're looking for something fresh. This show is covered in moth balls and is getting long in the tooth.
See it if you want to see a contemporary queer story with an A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum feel.
Don't see it if you don’t like jukebox musicals or queer themed stories.
See it if you seek a masterful modern piece of theatre that perfectly constructs a window into the human condition live before your eyes.
Don't see it if abundant profanity and deep rooted conflict disturb you. This show is long at over 3 hours and isn't a typical fluffy theatrical jaunt.
See it if you like shows with deeply conflicted characters. The emotional development and regression of Ed and Arnold is funny and also gut wrenching.
Don't see it if seeing two girls kiss during The Prom’s Macy’s Prade performance made you uncomfortable.
Also the use of neon in the set design is delightful.
See it if you're familiar with Birbiglia's comedy. His narrative style fits well in a Broadway show setting.
Don't see it if you're looking for a real show. I can't decide if this was a one man show or a comedy special at the Cort Theatre.
See it if you want a painfully and delightfully self aware show. It’s shamelessly now and not pretending to be anything it’s not. Loved every minute!
Don't see it if I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again... don’t see this if you believe gays cause hurricanes.
See it if you want to watch the genie steal the show. His numbers are reason enough to attend. Great for the kids, too!
Don't see it if you want to see an original story. Granted, I rather see a Disney adaptation over a juke box show any day.
See it if you're looking for something different. This show is simultaneously traditional and non-traditional all at once.
Don't see it if you want an easy to digest play. It's not edgy per se, but its value and message aren't surface level.
See it if you want a cotton candy show: bright, colorful, fun to eat, but has no nutritional value. Regardless, a great time!
Don't see it if you're expecting anything remotely serious.
See it if you're looking for a "human condition show" that makes unique use of music. This isn't a typical jukebox show.
Don't see it if slow shows that are grounded in brutal reality aren't your fancy.
See it if you're a Fierstein fan or a political junkie. Harvey brings an important figure to life in a fascinating and thought provoking portrayal
Don't see it if you're not a fan of straight monologues or period pieces.
See it if you've yet to experience a staple show of the modern Broadway diet.
Don't see it if you aren't absolutely pining to do so... this one isn't going anywhere any time soon. It's starting to feel a bit old.
See it if you enjoy sitting through blocks insufferable monologues between the funny bits. The biggest laughs come from fart jokes. Enough said.
Don't see it if you want to see Nathan Lane in a quality of challenging performance. He’s doing his generic schtick, nothing special.
Also 69 is the most apt rating for this show.
See it if an exquisite piece of theatre is what you're looking for. This production is deep, beautiful, joyous, and gut wrenching.
Don't see it if This production was flawless from orchestration, staging, design, and book there wasn't a single thing I didn't like.
See it if you're looking for a perfectly adequate piece of theatre. It's funny but not too funny. There's nothing really remarkable about it.
Don't see it if you want to be in a great theatrical environment or see sets that stun you. If feels a lot like cruise ship theatre to me.
See it if you're looking for a clever show. The set is outstanding and the book and score are make for a really great time.
Don't see it if overt vulgarity rubs you the wrong way. They've updated the character of Betelgeuse into a hilariously offensive and gruff demon.
See it if you get the $30 lottery seats or your tickets are free.
Don't see it if you loathe mass produced dreck with cheap sets and costumes, canned dialog, a jukebox track, and a myriad of half-baked Cher impressions.
See it if you’re ready for a vaguely vulgar absurdist sci-fi romp with a slight pinch of Disney’s Channel. The layers of absurdity work so well.
Don't see it if anything above doesn’t speak to you. It’s not great theatre in a conventional sense, but it’s still worth checking out.
See it if you want to see a show that tackles modern queer issues with a more realistic ending.
Don't see it if queer themes or vulgarity bothers you. I thought the role of Macy was played a bit aggressively for my liking.
See it if a historical romp through revolutionary America is your forte. The musical styling is eclectic and fun with quirky modern twists.
Don't see it if you're looking for a piece of challenging theatre. The performance is tight, polished, and clearly designed for mass appeal.
See it if you want a genuinely clever piece of comedic musical theatre. It's been going strong since 2003, but will be closing. Well worth a ticket.
Don't see it if obtuse humor about race and sexuality offend you. It holds a proverbial mirror to that audience that all may not appreciate.
See it if you’re a theatre fan and love history! Spending time in a theatre outside the context of seeing a show is a fun and unique experience.
Don't see it if you’re looking for a behind the scenes tour. Everywhere you tour is a publicly accessible space.
See it if you want a show with a very unique sound. Sara Bareilles created a show that has a very unique voice.
Don't see it if you're looking for top vocal and acting talent. This show has an ever changing cast, so it could have been unique to the iteration I saw.
See it if you believe that sound volume is a proxy for quality and you like 2 story puppets. Have I mentioned the giant puppet?
Don't see it if you're looking for a show that's remotely worth your money. If you can snag free tickets and have nothing else to do, I suppose you can go.
See it if you’ve watched a loved one progress through the stages of dementia. This show will make you feel Gladys’ fear and a family’s pain.
Don't see it if you’re looking for a light night. You leave this show with emotional baggage.
See it if you want a fresh take on a cult classic movie. The vocal talent, music, and acting are on point.
Don't see it if you didn’t like the movie. I thought the fourth wall breaking moral narratives were a bit awkward.
See it if you're unsure if you want to see a show about snooker, you'll be pleasently surprised. The Nap is a clever uproarious delight.
Don't see it if you're easily offended and looking for a story rooted in reality. Four letter words fly and the plot points fit together almost too well.
See it if you want to see one of the last shows from Broadway’s Golden Age. The Vivian Beaumont offers unique stage perspectives and not a bad seat!
Don't see it if a 2 hour 55 minutes billed run time is too much for you to handle. This show is a long one.
See it if you're seeking a musical experience that is simultaneously larger than life but intensely intimate.
Don't see it if you're looking for a traditional theatre experience. The set is made of found materials, and there's a chance you'll get wet and sandy.
See it if you want to see a group of talented kids perform. There's a balanced mix of kid humor and adult humor which makes for a nice family show.
Don't see it if you're looking for a show with a phenomenal score or earth-shattering musical numbers.