See it if you want to experience the raw, unfathomable reality of living in the wake of a horrifying event.
Don't see it if you're uncomfortable hearing frank discussions of rape and its aftermath. It's not graphic in terms of detail, but it's painful to hear.
See it if you like a big, musical spectacle with great performances of songs you love.
Don't see it if you want a realistic portrayal of a love story. You want things to be verbatim from the movie.
See it if you like burlesque--or even if you've been curious about it but never got up the nerve to go. This is a great place to start!
Don't see it if you're easily made uncomfortable by partial nudity or sexual scenarios. You're bothered by loud music and effects.
See it if you're interested in a triptych of storytelling that blends surrealism and reality.
Don't see it if you don't like intensely emotional dramas or plays that break with traditional structure and narrative.
See it if you like fluffy shows that parrot the movie they were based on.
Don't see it if you have any level of taste when it comes to music or scripts. This was maybe my least favorite musical of all time.
See it if you want an all-around incredible folk opera with compelling performances. You want to get chills just thinking about it afterwards.
Don't see it if you don't like sung-through shows. You don't want to pay close attention and think a little.
See it if you like horror classics, but with a more humorous take. You want to see two incredibly talented people deliver a rapidfire performance.
Don't see it if You're not in the mood for something funny. I wasn't as into the comedic interpretation, much as the two cast members were SO fantastic.
See it if you're really nostalgic or love musicals that focus on dancing.
Don't see it if You are looking for a great plot or a really special, memorable show. I think that Cats really overstayed its welcome on Broadway.
See it if you like existential dramas set in a surreal dystopian landscape. You're interested in the physical aspect of theater.
Don't see it if you want a fun, easy-to-follow plot with solid conclusions. You don't like surrealism. You can't get past the idea of a talking dog.
See it if you enjoy a dark yet funny character-driven show with great voices and upbeat music. Unexpectedly great!
Don't see it if you're expecting serious drama. You really can't stand one more high school show. (Okay, I fall in this camp, but I liked it anyway.)
See it if you like magical realism used as a lens for examining difficult themes and concepts. You're interested in the Israeli/Palestinian conflict.
Don't see it if You're looking for a very polished show. You want something quick and easy. You don't enjoy magical realism.
See it if you love the book Lolita and you're interested in truly hidden gems of theater.
Don't see it if you are uncomfortable with a story told from the perspective of a pedophile and murderer. You don't enjoy stripped down versions of shows.
See it if you adore Sondheim or have a particular affinity for this show. You don't mind a stripped-down version of a musical.
Don't see it if you were excited about the way the refugee resettlement camp would frame the plot in a new, refreshing way. It just didn't play out.
See it if you want a rich, original coming-of-age WWII story told through an allegory of an even more unusual Alice in Wonderland.
Don't see it if you like easy plots with cheerful subject matter. You're bothered by a more experimental approach to theater.
See it if you like to have your beliefs challenged and consider the world in a different way. You like irreverent subjects and humor.
Don't see it if you are a devout follower of a religion and are easily offended.
See it if you like political and romantic conflicts delivered as a metaphor. Fantastic score, and this group had some talented singers.
Don't see it if you can't handle long shows that maybe need to be cut down a little bit.
See it if you want to become entwined with the existence of each character. You want to feel immersed in a setting and in music. GORGEOUS score.
Don't see it if You can't get past slow, drawn out dialogue and few plot points.
See it if You want to see a truly engaging and compelling story about a family with ties to the IRA. You want your shows to end with chills.
Don't see it if You don't have 3 hours to kill. You're dizzied by the sheer number of children on stage at once.
See it if you'd like to experience something poignant, fresh, and different from what you know.
Don't see it if you aren't interested in learning about the Deaf community. You're into super feel-good shows.
See it if you want to walk around in a mask, exploring unusual spaces and watching the story of Macbeth told loosely in dance.
Don't see it if you need a cushy seat and a central plot.
See it if you need to know what all the fuss is about. You liked Les Mis, but you wish it had more rap.
Don't see it if You don't have hundreds of dollars to blow on a ticket. Just wait a few years, and one day, you, too, will be in the room where it happens.
See it if you want a sweet, lovely show that will remind you of a childhood favorite (although sans Bartok). You're okay with something light and fun.
Don't see it if You expect a theatrical masterpiece. You're upset by projected/animated backdrops and prefer more clever stage magic.
See it if you want a musical experience like no other. You want a cast who inhabits each character fully. You love complicated Russian family trees.
Don't see it if You want fun little tunes to hum in the shower. You want something light and funny.
See it if You miss the '90s and know every episode of Friends by heart. You love irreverent humor and bawdy jokes.
Don't see it if You're easily offended or prudish. Maybe don't bring your grandma.
See it if you want to see classic literature brought to life in a brilliant portrayal of the characters and themes you know well.
Don't see it if you're sitting in the front and center of the balcony. What a horrible view--and it was hard to hear Jeff Daniels.
See it if you like passionate, beautifully sung performances by a stellar cast. You don't mind a simple plot.
Don't see it if you want a highly refined musical with strong lyrics and a compelling story.
See it if you liked the musical acts on Whose Line. You like clever, fast-paced comedy with brilliant improv from the cast.
Don't see it if you need things to be perfect or are looking for amazing vocals. The cast has musical sensibility, but they're better actors than singers.
See it if you want a fun, entertaining show that brings all the Beetlejuice nostalgia but with some originality and creative changes.
Don't see it if you're expecting a serious show or only see musicals for fantastic scores. The songs are catchy, but nothing too memorable.
See it if you want to believe there's hope in the world and that people can really change.
Don't see it if you're expecting your views to be challenged. If you're seeing this show, I'm guessing you're already liberal-minded.
See it if Honestly? If you've never seen the movie! I hadn't, and this actually wound up being really funny and fresh. Tim Minchin's lyrics are great.
Don't see it if You're looking for a super serious play and don't want to have any fun.
See it if wow, I don't know. You have some time and money to kill? You like high school and science fiction?
Don't see it if you're expecting strong songs, good choreography, stellar performances, a good plot, relevant humor, a realistic portrayal of high school...
See it if you like shows with a positive message even in darker scenarios; things neatly wrapped up; philosophical questions about innate goodness.
Don't see it if you don't enjoy a spiritual/Christian slant or moralizing.
See it if you want to see Cranston doing what he does best: displaying an incredible, believable range of emotions from a unique character perspective
Don't see it if You're looking for any groundbreaking revelations about the world. This play tries to be hard-hitting with its parallels to today, but eh.
See it if you're a superfan of The Office who wants to relive some of your favorite series moments, all packed into a wildly funny couple of hours.
Don't see it if You aren't a fan of The Office. You're looking for something even remotely serious.
See it if you'd like a lighthearted fractured fairy tale with charming, vividly painted characters and catchy tunes. Great cast, staging, and music.
Don't see it if you like more serious drama. Or if you absolutely need comfortable chairs, because you won't find them in this theater.
See it if you don't mind shows that are a front for long philosophical musings. You're okay with metanarrative and plots going off the rails.
Don't see it if You prefer linear, carefully thought out drama with a focused message and narrative.
See it if you want a lighthearted look at suicide. You don't mind musicals that still feel like they're being workshopped.
Don't see it if You're looking for a really polished piece by experienced musical writers.
See it if you have Mean Girls nostalgia. You want a fun, light show with some surprisingly killer voices! The cast is phenomenal!
Don't see it if you're expecting great music or lyrics. Both are pretty uninspired and disappointing--could have been more creative. The book is good though
See it if you like fun, slightly fluffy musicals that have a hidden layer of empowering women. You like the smell of pie.
Don't see it if You're turned off by themes of adultery, abuse, etc. Also, the sound felt really muffled and I had trouble understanding certain lyrics.
See it if you're a Harry Potter fan. You live for visual effects and magic tricks on stage. you want to have chills at the end of each act.
Don't see it if you expect good writing or an original plot. You won't find it here.
See it if you like absurdist or magical realist shows that look like a simple package but have layers of wrapping. You like your comedy with a twist.
Don't see it if You aren't a fan of repetitive dialogue.
See it if you read Harry Potter and thought "there are a lot of plot holes. I wonder if anyone ever rounded them up and made a parody play of them?"
Don't see it if you never read Harry Potter or saw the movies.
See it if you are looking for a musical that catalogues unique human experiences in a touching, original way. You love authenticity and heart.
Don't see it if You are looking for a score that knocks you off your feet with a lot of variety. You're looking for a big, stunning show.
See it if you love gems of local theater, have a good sense of humor, and are open to unusual plots that wildly vary from downer to campy in seconds.
Don't see it if you hate when endings go on too long. You can't deal with weird. You are looking for an over-the-top set or fantastical experience.
See it if You love British slapstick comedies, sight gags, and clever (sometimes corny) humor.
Don't see it if You don't crack a smile at wordplay. Onstage chaos upsets you.