See it if You like Bob Dylan, since it is based on his music. You like period musicals. You want to see something new and not just a movie musical.
Don't see it if This has nothing to do w/performers who were excellent but if you do not want to be in a theater that does not take COVID seriously, skip.
See it if You want to see a show that should have been on Broadway decades ago but finally made it! Great actors. You like theatre about theatre.
Don't see it if You do not like dramas or anything dealing with real issues.
See it if You want to see an engaging play that does not shy away from real issues.
Don't see it if You do not like do think about unpleasant things happening around you and use theater as pure entertainment.
See it if You like opera, and classic Broadway shows. It is over the top but in a fantastic way if you appreciate that sort of production.
Don't see it if You want an upbeat love story or musical. You are more into showtune-type songs instead of a more operatic score.
See it if You want to see two amazing actors - it is just the two of them for the whole show and they're both so talented.
Don't see it if You do not want to get emotional or deal with realistic issues. You want a slapstick comedy or musical. You want a big ensemble show.
See it if You like the show (I did it in high school). You’re a fan of Jonathan Groff (he’s great!). You like musicals.
Don't see it if You are put off my ridiculously over-enthusiastic (before anything even happens) audience members who want to sing along.
See it if You like Bryce Pinkham - great actor. You've never been to Papermill Playhouse - SO cute and easy to get to from NYC. You liked the movie.
Don't see it if You did not like the movie and you do not like quirky shows. It is definitely different, not a standard musical.
See it if You want to be entertained - it was fun. It was overall a better quality show than I expected. Lead actor Santino Fontanto was terrific.
Don't see it if You hated the movie Tootsie. You don't want to see an updated version of something you already like the way it was. You don't like musicals.
See it if You know Tilda Swinton, because it will be amusing for you. You like funny shows. You want an enjoyable night out with friends.
Don't see it if You don't know who Tilda Swinton is, because it may not be as fun for you (although still entertaining I would think!).
See it if You like the music of Meatloaf. You're more interested in rock music than a really good story. You like to watch dancers.
Don't see it if You want a serious show with a solid plot. You dislike Meatloaf music or rock musicals. You don't want something too loud.
See it if You read the play already & want to see it come to life. You love the Harry Potter world & want to get re-immersed. You like spectacle.
Don't see it if You dislike Harry Potter. You do not like long shows. You are not interested in seeing characters you know come to life in a different way.
See it if You follow Greek mythology. You like a New Orleans-style setting for shows. You want to see fantastic acting & singing, esp. Patrick Page.
Don't see it if You do not want to see a dark musical and prefer happy-go-lucky performances. You aren't interested in Tony-nominated shows.
See it if You want to see powerful theater of high quality.
Don't see it if You do not like long plays. You do not want to see shows with kids or animals.
See it if You're a fan of Raul esparza - he's an incredibly talented lead. You appreciate strong ensembles.
Don't see it if You don't like being up close to all the action. You want to see a show where you don't have to think.
See it if You're a fan of Michael C. Hall- he's terrific and it's a one man show. You like when performances aren't cookie cutter.
Don't see it if You don't like the breaking of the 4th wall. You want a linear plot.
See it if You love the film (lots of references). You're a fan of cast members already (h.s. parts great, adult parts not as much). You like musicals.
Don't see it if You haven't seen the film (I went w/2 people & they didn't get any references or why people were laughing). You're hard of hearing.
See it if You want to see three talented actresses portray a realistic story. You want to see a well-produced show where everything adds dimension.
Don't see it if You want a comedy - while it's quite humorous this is more of a thinking piece. You want a musical - this is a play, a real piece of theater
See it if You want to have fun! It's also a deeper story than I thought it would be, about fitting in and inclusion, and friendship.
Don't see it if You are very serious and cannot get into silliness. You want to see performers who you already know. You don't want kids in the audience.
See it if You like old-school musicals. You like the lead actors from TV & want to hear them sing. You want to see great costumes & great sets.
Don't see it if You don't want to watch the anti-feminist values of days gone past in action. You don't like large-scale Broadway musicals & prefer drama.
See it if You like Harry Potter & will enjoy all the references. You like parodies & want to laugh. You want an enjoyable evening out. All seats good.
Don't see it if You're not into in Harry Potter, or silliness. You want fancy classical theater. You were hoping for something like HP & the Cursed Child.
See it if You like the not-often-produced musical Chess and want to see it any venue. You like the 80s and find US/Russia relations interesting.
Don't see it if You don't want to travel to Brooklyn for theater. You want superior production quality.
See it if You liked the movie Frozen. You don't need love to mean romance. You want to see fun costumes & listen to catchy songs.
Don't see it if You did not like the movie or are sick of the song Let It Go. You want a more intimate show. You do not want kids in the audience.
See it if You like storytelling theater, live music that really weaves itself beautifully into the play & great acting. You care about elephants.
Don't see it if You do not like sad (but real) stories of animal abuse. You do not like when actors play more than one character.
See it if You already read original version &/or the contemporary one & want to see it live. You're already a fan of actress Billie Piper (great!).
Don't see it if You don't want to deal w/ serious topics/ things that real women go through. You want the original script played out. You want a happy play.
See it if You like shows that take place in Boston. You like stories about missed connections and romance/friendship later in life.
Don't see it if You do not like when actors play several characters at once (there are two main actors & then two who play all the other parts).
See it if You are a fan of Joshua Jackson, his work here is extensive and incredible. You are interested in the deaf community.
Don't see it if You already saw the show or film and it didn't interest you (nothing radically different about this interpretation).
See it if You enjoy children's literature or stories about eccentric authors. You like the cast already - all three have been on TV.
Don't see it if You like a faster-paced, more clear-cut story. You do not like fantasy elements brought into your experience.
See it if You like the cast already- all three performers are terrific. You like Edward Albee. You want a night of solid theater. You like NYC shows.
Don't see it if You don't mind what is basically 2 separate stories with one common character. You like sets (there isn't much there). You don't want deep.
See it if You are a fan of Broadway musicals; you will appreciate the cast and the songs especially but also the costumes, sets, orchestrated music.
Don't see it if You want a plot (this is more of a Cabernet style with a couple of songs each from various shows). You want to know all the songs already.
See it if You want to see a stage transformed from a modest home to a grand mansion. You want to see an interesting story, well told by fine actors.
Don't see it if You do not like dramas that take place a long time ago. You have a hard time with accents.
See it if You like shows based around real life events or situations - these events actually took place, which I think is more fascinating.
Don't see it if You have a hard time following various accents and various time periods - it jumps back and forth (I thought it was clear but you may not).
See it if Anson Mount is fantastic! This was a surprising show, not what I was thinking but enjoyable all the same. Topical. Go women!
Don't see it if You want a more serious play because it does deal with serious issues, but is not portrayed as a drama. Warning: Minor audience interaction.
See it if You like cats (the animal). You enjoy seeing fun costumes and great dancing. You want to hear a beautiful rendition of Memory.
Don't see it if You don't like actual cats (there's a great deal for cat lovers to appreciate). You think the whole idea is cheesy (may as well embrace it).
See it if You like the cast (Chidi from The Good Place is amazing but also the others). You like dystopian shows.
Don't see it if You are not interested in seeing shows about a possible upsetting future. You are triggered by stories dealing with fertility issues.
See it if You like the actors (Amazing Cast). You want to laugh (it's funny). You're already a fan of what Steve Martin has done (Bright Star, etc.).
Don't see it if You are expecting a musical because it comes from Steve Martin (it is a comedy, but no singing/music).
See it if You like Hal Prince shows, such as Cabaret and Company. Those were my two favorite parts. You're into show tunes.
Don't see it if You want a full show with a plot - this was musical acts from various shows. You want famous people in the shows you see.
See it if You like the actors - the acting style was a bit overdone but the performers are solid talents so it ended up working.
Don't see it if You don't like period pieces. You don't want to sit through something too long - the show seemed complete after Act 1 so the rest was extra.
See it if You're interested in plays that take place in the 80s and deal with that whole culture, including stories based on real events of that time.
Don't see it if You cannot follow or do not have any interest in financial terms. You don't want to see a show with a bunch of men standing around talking.
See it if You're fans of Uma Thurman, Josh Lucas or the other performers - they do not disappoint. You're interested in the current political climate.
Don't see it if You want audience management (it's only a 90-minute show & several people in our section spent 30 minutes crinkling candy wrappers).
See it if You want background on Carousel (the musical). You want to support off Broadway theatre. You want a solid first act to keep you interested.
Don't see it if You want Broadway quality theater as a general experience. You only like contemporary works.
See it if You liked the movie, although I hate the movie and enjoyed the show. You like the lead Andy Karl, who is very appealing. You like musicals.
Don't see it if You don't want to see repetitive scenes (whole basis of plot). You easily fall asleep at matinees. You don't like shows to get a bit dark.
See it if You watch John Oliver, Rachel Maddox, Bill Maher & are interested in politics in general, or are distraught over our current situation.
Don't see it if You want a fiction story w/plot (this is mostly one man telling stories relative to our current political climate). You're not open-minded.
See it if You enjoy large-scale productions. You're familiar w/ the story & want to see it come to life. You want to hear gorgeous voice of the lead.
Don't see it if You want a happy ending. You are not interested in war-related stories. You are into love stories. You are looking for a more intimate show.
See it if You like A Doll's House & want to see a possible version of "what happened next." You're interested in exploring feminism, marriage & more.
Don't see it if You have strong ideas about who these characters were and don't want to see actors that don't fit the mold.
See it if You want to laugh & escape reality a bit. You like Michael Urie (he & the rest of the cast are terrific). You like cool two-level staging.
Don't see it if You don't like physical comedy or shows revolving around miscommunication & misunderstandings (not normally my thing but this was well done)
Also I saw this show at New World Stages, not the original theater.
See it if You like fun dancing, talented performers, gorgeous sets, beautiful costumes, catchy songs you know. You want to leave the theater smiling.
Don't see it if I don't know why you wouldn't want to see this hopeful, moving, funny, entertaining piece of theatre.
See it if You want good actors, good story, good production. You appreciate detail; the stagehands were dressed as janitors (takes place in a school).
Don't see it if You don't like a vocal audience (testimony, response, and audible reactions encouraged by playwright).
See it if You are interested in a presentation of a true story. You like ensemble pieces. You like plays with music.
Don't see it if You are not interested in a play within a play or get frustrated by actors playing different roles.