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See it if you like to see fresh takes on old works (even if they aren't necessarily solidly successful.)
Don't see it if you want classic plays presented as they usually are or if you expect this restaging to revolutionize how you see an old story.
See it if you like material that delves into very current themes and situations or want to be brought into a world little explored by theatre.
Don't see it if you have a short attention span or find delving into the darkness of the topic will make you too uncomfortable to enjoy yourself.
See it if you like shows that place social conversations directly into the piece but also make you feel.
Don't see it if shows with homosexual themes make you uncomfortable.
See it if you just want to have fun--with a little emotional heart-string pulling thrown in!
Don't see it if you have a very conservative taste in musicals.
See it if you like shows that pull you in with comedy and characters and then punch you in the gut in the end and make you leave full of emotion.
Don't see it if you want a more by-the-numbers show that doesn't sail along on subtext, or if you want big production numbers.
See it if you want to see a beautifully produced traditional musical.
Don't see it if you find the subject matter interesting and complex but don't like plot holes or plot-driven writing.
See it if you want a hilarious night at the theatre with great characters, great songs, great staging, and dark comedy!
Don't see it if don't like meta references or slightly off-color subject matter.
See it if you just want an enjoyable night at the theatre without being asked to think too much. Also a great show for people who appreciate musicals!
Don't see it if you want to be pushed or engrossed in a deep story.
See it if you want to see interesting staging with contemporary music that will get stuck in your head. Complex issues told in a fun way!
Don't see it if you are overly conservative and don't want to see complicated, uncomfortable issues explored on stage.
See it if you want to see a piece elevated and reframed in a beautifully theatrical way.
Don't see it if you feel that the addition of sign language would be distracting and gimmicky. You'd be wrong, but sure.
See it if you love drama and dark comedy in musical theatre and the exploration of complicated themes.
Don't see it if you want a fluffy, light night of theatre.
See it if you love the music already and are in the mood for something light and fun!
Don't see it if you hate jukebox musicals just because they are jukebox musicals. If you are only into traditional musicals, this likely won't be for you.
See it if you want to see something different for Broadway musicals--a stripped down, quiet character piece.
Don't see it if you want to see the movie uplifted or reframed in a fresh way. If you like traditional, large-scale musicals this isn't for you either.
See it if you can ignore grating direction and just want to focus on some beautiful sets and staging and great dancing.
Don't see it if you value your time--or if you like children and want to leave the theatre still liking them. Musical loses the magic of the movie for me.
See it if you want to see something wholly original and love stories that haven't been told before.
Don't see it if you want something that feels more traditional or if you need your musicals to leave you humming tunes from the show.
See it if you want to see a fluffy piece of theatre beautifully performed, sung, staged, and designed. The show is so-so, but the production is great.
Don't see it if you aren't a fan of the super traditional musical theatre style.
See it if you just want to see the amazing performers together or if you really love older plays.
Don't see it if you want to see anything fresh. The script is fantastic but nothing is done with it--they rely solely on the performers' popularity.
See it if you want interesting characters in a complex plot that never ceases to surprise you even when you think the twists must be over!
Don't see it if plot twists don't excite you or if you don't like long shows--this one, while masterful, could use some editing.
See it if you want to see two living legends live on stage!
Don't see it if two people on stage talking for 2 hours--whether they are legends or not--would be torture for you.
See it if you want to see classic material in a brand new way.
Don't see it if this style of writing just isn't for you. This staging is fresh and original, but if you are that opposed to the script you won't care.
See it if you love ensemble pieces that put forth discussion about difficult topics with original thoughts.
Don't see it if you want a story that is more straightforward and less of a character study that doesn't challenge socially acceptable stances on issues.
See it if you like hard-hitting writing that is intelligent without feeling high-brow and pretentious.
Don't see it if you are squeamish--if you can't handle Tarantino movies, this isn't for you!
See it if you are a fan of beautiful writing that is culturally important.
Don't see it if homosexual themes make you uncomfortable. Also, if you saw the production at the Public you may not enjoy this production as much (like me.)
See it if you were terribly disappointed in the last revival--this production nailed every element almost to perfection.
Don't see it if you prefer plot-driven stories and the contemporary structure of short, choppier scenes.
See it if you want to be brought into a mind unlike you're own in a beautifully theatrical way.
Don't see it if you can't enjoy a show if still slightly emotionally distant--it's a British show, and that shows. But the final line will hit you anyway.
See it if you want to see a freshly original staging (that manages to go further with puppets than "Avenue Q" did!)
Don't see it if you are uncomfortable with being asked to think about religion critically and/or have a conservative sense of humor.
See it if you think traditional shows cannot be successfully staged in untraditional ways. This production is astounding!
Don't see it if you are not interested in stylized takes on traditional material.
See it if you are interested in seeing a great playwright's work staged in a fresh, original way.
Don't see it if you are a fan of the playwright and want to see stagings that fail to frame the themes in a way that elevates the material. Just read it.
See it if you are a fan of the movie and think the story and themes are important--the performances are riveting!
Don't see it if you aren't interested in gospel-style singing in your musicals.
See it if you like plays that feel real. If you can relate to the complicated relationships in families, this play resonates!
Don't see it if you need a show to have HUGE twists and high stakes drama with a big climax.
See it if you want to see a show with great songs that never stops moving and lets characters consistently bare their souls.
Don't see it if you are extremely conservative or need to hear every lyric of the show to understand. It's often hard to understand your first time!
See it if you like shows with a complex idea that aren't necessarily perfectly executed but have a lot of heart & still pack an emotional punch.
Don't see it if you like the creative team and want this to be as strong as "Next To Normal." It's issues are similar but more glaring.
See it if you like really clever writing and fresh storytelling that points out universal truths in a way that makes you feel connected to everyone!
Don't see it if you have a super conservative sense of humor. The messages in the show are too important to be missed because you're uncomfortable.
See it if you love big numbers and fantastic costumes and if you're just a HUGE fan of the movie.
Don't see it if you want to see something that builds on the movie and adds to it. This show doesn't do that.
See it if you want to be completely transported and have an out-of-body experience. Beautiful, engrossing story that sweeps you up & doesn't let go.
Don't see it if you don't like anything other than the most traditional of musicals from decades ago.
See it if you want a show that pushes boundaries and wants to make you think in an in-your-face outlandish way. It's like nothing else on Broadway!
Don't see it if you have a conservative sense of humor or want a traditional musical.
See it if you love beautiful music & great acting. Annaleigh Ashford & Jake Gyllenhaal put in truly magnificent performances, & the ensemble is great!
Don't see it if you only like very straightforward writing, or if you want multiple storylines since it's really just an A story.
See it if you love over-the-top musical numbers & value music over story/characters. If you liked the original, it's worth seeing this different take.
Don't see it if you want writing that shows plot/character development instead of simply telling. The themes are important, but everything else is thin.
See it if you want a sharply written take on a very well-known story. The songs will stick in your head and the story will lift up your heart.
Don't see it if you don't like BIG shows. Or if you hype always ruins shows for you, because at this point this show has over a decade of hype.
See it if you like a contemporary take on the traditional musical theatre structure with some great stand-out musical numbers.
Don't see it if you are in the mood for a show that will resonate with you emotionally after the curtain goes down.The plot's end is a bit cliche.
See it if you love Andrew Lloyd Webber or if you only care about music but not lyrics or plot. The costumes are also beautiful. Also good for a nap.
Don't see it if you want a fully fleshed out story and characters that make sense. For this show, see the current national tour.
See it if you love plays. The book for DEH is just as important as the music, and that makes for a unique theatre-going experience.
Don't see it if you are heartless. Or if you don't like shows that rest almost squarely on the shoulders of one person.
See it if you're already a fan of the music of the time period and just want to hear it.
Don't see it if you want something that feels fresh and new, using known music to tell a new tale.