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See it if You love Shakespeare and like new adaptations. The staging was PARTICULARLY good.
Don't see it if You don't like Shakespeare or long shows. It was good, but at 3.5 hours, it's tough on a worknight.
See it if You liked the movie, you like seeing kids perform, you are looking for something light and fun
Don't see it if You don't like people talking in the audience, taking pictures, or letting their kids talk.
See it if You want to see something truly excellent. Also I knew nothing about it beforehand and was pleasantly surprised at how funny it is.
Don't see it if You can't do 7 hours. It is really really really long.
See it if Like very funny physical comedy with no real plot. It was very funny and the stunts were very very impressive and well organized.
Don't see it if You want much of a story line. Could have been at least 30 minutes shorter.
See it if You want to see a wonderful show with a cast of mostly POC, amazing and innovative staging, beautiful singing and short!
Don't see it if You should just see it.
See it if You like the classic big Broadway musical, like Les Mis or Phantom. Classic 80s/90s power ballads and huge casts.
Don't see it if You don't like long shows. Want something fresh and quirky.
See it if You like intense shows, you are familiar with the plot of the book, you are curious because of the reports of people fainting.
Don't see it if Pretty intense violence bothers you, you prefer a linear and plot heavy show
See it if You want to see Patti LuPone and Christine Ebersole sing well.
Don't see it if You don't care about the stars and want an exciting and plot heavy show.
Also The stars were great, but the show was not.
See it if You love the movie- the audience I was in LOVED the movie and you could tell. You love the Romanov story.
Don't see it if You will miss the Rasputin/Bat plotline of the movie. You don't like adaptations with big changes to the story.
See it if You're seeing it for free and you like cabaret shows and love burlesque.
Don't see it if You can see Sleep No More instead, it's only $40 more. You can't stand for a 1.75 hour show. You don't like being touched.
See it if You like Rent. Like small scale shows. Small theater, all seats are great!
Don't see it if You don't like small musicals, don't like Rent. Get very anxious about turning 30.
See it if You like intimate, thoughtful shows. You support all female creative teams. Like family drama. Great acting, though sometimes hard to hear.
Don't see it if Don't like theater in the round or LGBTQ themes. If you prefer big shows with lots of dancing and flashy songs.
See it if You like plays within a play, similar to Spamalot and The Producers. Some really good songs, good acting.
Don't see it if You are easily offended, won't catch the many, many Shakespeare and Broadway references, don't like long shows, prefer a complicated plot.
See it if You like bluegrass music- if you liked O Brother Where Art Thou, you will probably like this. You like twists and happy endings.
Don't see it if You find stories about losing a child too sad- there were some VERY tough scenes in that regard. You like very elaborate staging.
See it if You like the book. You have kids and can't get tickets for Matilda. Beautiful lights, set, costumes, dancing. Made me cry.
Don't see it if You find a semi-romantic relationship between a 102/17 year old and an 11 year old creepy. Music not memorable.
See it if You love Showgirls the movie and like a very silly show with pretty decent songs.
Don't see it if You are prudish about nudity. If you don't like purposefully bad acting.
See it if You don't actually like Oklahoma, it's such an interesting twist on the original
Don't see it if You are bringing kids- there were some that were way too young and clearly didn't understand what was happening
See it if You love a different kind of musical, with great music and great staging.
Don't see it if You need a happy ending, aren't familiar with Greek myths.
See it if You like Trainspotting the book or movie. Like British theater. Like Scottish accents. Aren't easily offended.
Don't see it if You are easily offended, don't like being touched.
See it if You like drag and Disney and laughing
Don't see it if You are easily offended, can't go to a show that starts at 10pm, don't want to spend $20 per person on food/drink
See it if You like unusual shows with good music that are more contemplative that plot driven
Don't see it if You want a lot of big song and dance numbers
See it if You like John Leguizamo, like stories about people of color, like one-man shows, like humor
Don't see it if You are racist or uncomfortable with having your views about the world challenged.
See it if You like great dancing (Hamilton choreographer), like swing music
Don't see it if You don't like long shows (2.5 hrs), you don't like cliched stories that you know exactly how it will go.
See it if even if you don't usually see plays. Fast paced, emotional, beautiful staging, and the music interludes were great.
Don't see it if You don't like the subject matter, are looking for something light.
See it if Very fresh staging and music. Loved the rave scene and the chorus dancing in the aisles. Beautiful lighting, great costumes. Fun songs!
Don't see it if You don't like long shows (2h 45 min total!), are bothered by strobe lights, want a traditional show.
See it if You are interested in Welsh culture/language. Beautiful singing.
Don't see it if You don't like slow plays without a strong plot. Simple staging, somewhat silly banging furniture.
See it if You appreciate the opportunity to see a historic show and get a sense of old-timey theater. Amazing singing, decent production values.
Don't see it if You don't like shows in a foreign language, don't like opera type singing. Try to sit near the back to avoid a cricked neck from supertitles
See it if You are friends with the cast and crew. You support LGBTQ theater.
Don't see it if You like Shakespeare adaptations that make sense. You don't like long show- 2.5 hours!
See it if You like period pieces, innovative theater, sung through musicals, small theaters, good music.
Don't see it if You need a strong plot or lots of flashy sets and costumes.
See it if You already like the musical. You don't mind long musicals.
Don't see it if You don't like sad musicals (though you could leave at intermission and still get all the best parts)