See it if You're ok with contrived humor and base-level entertainment that takes a potentially engrossing topic and imbues it with clichés.
Don't see it if You expect craftmanship and songs that are not weighted down by their totally derivative nature.
See it if You're a friend or family member of one of the performers and don't have to pay for a ticket.
Don't see it if You can't tolerate great classic theatre songs being downgraded to superficial cabaret-type singing with awful arrangements.
See it if You like physical farce and can give yourself over to a slapstick play that's just plain fun.
Don't see it if You don't like slapstick humor and are looking for something with a meaningful story line.
See it if You like simple, compelling theater that turns on straightforward, unencumbered writing and solid acting.
Don't see it if You aren't interested in a rather boring relationship where one partner goes on a small journey of self-discovery with no great revelations.
See it if You appreciate intelligent writing and can revisit 9/11 from a less intense perspective that is reassuring in its humanity.
Don't see it if You're expecting groundbreaking music or don't want to be reminded at all of what transpired on 9/11.
See it if You're a Sutton Foster fan and if you appreciate a great score performed well despite the all-too-typical severe orchestral reduction.
Don't see it if You expect a major staging with outstanding production numbers (as they were in the original) and you want to be transfixed by the lead.
See it if You are impressed with over-production and are OK with entertainment that purports to tell a serious story but does so with inconsistency.
Don't see it if You are not impressed with fake breaking of the fourth wall and overproduction that substitutes for drama.
See it if you appreciate a wonderful score performed with sensitivity, enthusiasm and skill
Don't see it if a small-scale production of a dated yet politically relevant musical will bore you
Also Mark Evans is a find. Melissa Errico is wonderful.
See it if you think you've already seen the most misguided attempt at staging Chekov
Don't see it if your tastes cannot abide directorial arrogance that removes the proper setting of a classic play and makes it difficult to follow
See it if you are a devotee of "Merrily" and have seen a few productions, and are willing to appreciate what resonates and tolerate what doesn't work.
Don't see it if you have never seen a production of "Merrily."
See it if You appreciate serious contemporary theatre and aren't put off by two long evenings.
Don't see it if Your idea of a great evening at the theatre is that ubiquitous play called "90 Minutes No Intermission."
See it if You appreciate the history of how Diaghilev played a pivotal role in the transformation of classic Russian ballet in the early 20th century.
Don't see it if You're looking for a more traditional plot-driven story.
See it if You love Sondheim and appreciate creative, intelligent and intimate theatre.
Don't see it if You only like traditional musicals with big productions and typically romantic stories.
See it if You want to see a wonderfully-acted piece about contemporary issues surrounding same-sex marriage
Don't see it if You can't take a really depressing turn in a story, or are looking for a more tension-filled resolution.
See it if You like traditional drawing room comedy and enjoy a low-key evening (or afternoon) at the theatre.
Don't see it if You're looking for a riveting performance or don't like dated comedies.
See it if You love Patti Lupone and Christine Ebersole and you can put up with an otherwise mediocre but moderately entertaining show.
Don't see it if You cringe at Patti Lupone's characterizations and you want some engaging drama and memorable tunes.
See it if you want to understand how a flawed play is written
Don't see it if you expect key characters to be multi-dimensional and you are tired of clichés and overused symbolic devices
See it if You want to see a tremendous performance by the lead as well as a clever staging of an engrossing story.
Don't see it if You're expecting a creative score that keeps pace with the intensity of the story and prefer operatic endings to sit-com nice-wrap-ups.
See it if you can appreciate a masterful piece of musical theatre done in a slightly contemporized yet dramatically effective production
Don't see it if you're looking for a modern-day story done with contemporary music
See it if you are OK with a flat book, flat characters and 90 minutes with very little excitement
Don't see it if you expect the premise of the story to provide a plot with some degree of conflict that results in a meaningful resolution