See it if You like watching masters at work: Alexander/Cromwell/Urie, enjoy real life portrayed on stage & want to see the best-ever first act ending
Don't see it if The idea of Jane Alexander using the word “pussy” offends you or you go to the theatre to escape, not confront, the world
See it if you want a lighter take on a pressing social issue, specifically supporting the rights of LGBTQ kids to safely be themselves
Don't see it if you're homophobic or resistant to change or don't like fun-filled, often silly musicals
See it if you're open to an entirely different take on theatre or if the actor scheduled for that night particularly interests you.
Don't see it if you're looking for a book show with a traditional trajectory.
See it if you like Gilbert & Sullivan and wish there were more companies performing them. Two hours of clever silliness is much appreciated these days
Don't see it if you're not a fan of brilliant silliness and contrived plots or if under-powered singing will ruin it for you.
See it if you loved the book and want to revisit these characters or if you don't know the book but always wanted to. See it to confront racism.
Don't see it if the use of the n word (in this context) offends you. Otherwise, everyone should see this.
See it if a serious drama about gay men and gay marriage matters to you.
Don't see it if you're expecting nudity or erotica or if gay marriage isn't a subject you want to engage.
See it if You love classic musicals and believe they can be retooled and reinvigorated; this is a stripped down yet FANTASTIC production.
Don't see it if You hate theatre. Honestly, I can’t imagine anyone not loving this show.
See it if you want to experience closeted gay life decades ago in Britain while appreciating the depth of seemingly simple folk
Don't see it if you demand excellent acting from all involved or want top-notch stage directing
See it if you have absolutely nothing better to do on a Monday night or are related to someone in the cast.
Don't see it if you value good acting and music that excites and sounds good
See it if you like the music from Carmen and you want to see a cast of 10 excellent singers give life to a theatrical oddity
Don't see it if understanding every single word is essential or if you don't like the sound of Bizet's opera Carmen
See it if you long for the beauty of lovely words and gorgeous music and you wonder whether If I Loved You might just be the best theatre song ever
Don't see it if you need artificial diversions to make you a happy theatre-goer or if you're bored by theatre dancing (some of the best ever!)
See it if you want to watch a bunch of near-naked, hot-bodied men dance the night away and one female singing-trapeze-artist strut her stuff
Don't see it if you’re not willing to truck to Brooklyn for a sexy, edgy, fun fantasy
See it if you want a funny, inconsequential two hours in the theatre where you'll be charmed by an incredibly talented bunch of actors.
Don't see it if you think musicals need to be BIG and full of spectacle.
See it if You want to understand why this show has been considered a classic for over 50 years and you want to catch Lauren Ambrose's WONDERFUL perf!
Don't see it if you hate musicals or need to judge yesterday by today's standards.
See it if you're interested in great gay theatre that touches all people, regardless of their sexuality
Don't see it if you're squeamish about drag queens or men loving men
See it if you loved Glenda Jackson in the 70s and loved Laurie Metcalf every time she's acted
Don't see it if you expect Glenda Jackson to sound like she did in the 70s -- ooh, that voice! -- or if you need a play to be immediately crystal clear
See it if male nudity trumps a good script and three nude men are enough of a reason to see a show.
Don't see it if male nudity freaks you out or you expect good writing and a serious look into polyamory and the issues around it.
See it if you want to see a performance (Ben Platt's) you will NEVER forget.
Don't see it if you were Mr or Ms Popular in high school and can't identify with the vast majority of those who weren't; or if you hate loud music.
See it if you want to see a performance -- Andy Karl's -- that you'll never forget. He's spectacular.
Don't see it if you're dead. Seriously, everyone else will at least like this show a lot.
See it if you're afraid to go to the original (the opera Madama Butterfly) or you think a fake "helicopter" landing on stage is evidence of talent.
Don't see it if you're tired of being belted by Broadway singers and you like a little nuance in your theatre experience
See it if You love the ART of theatre or you want to learn about something you likely didn't know or you appreciate excellent and fluid direction.
Don't see it if You're looking for spectacle.
See it if you love Sondheim, or the English language or books that make you sit up and pay attention and then think.
Don't see it if you need spectacle -- though there is that in the second act--or cute or precious or are not willing to listen carefully to the words
See it if You lived through the plague and want to revisit some of your thoughts/feelings of that dreadful time, or if you’re young and need to learn.
Don't see it if You need gimmicks and spectacle to enjoy Broadway. This is a serious play that demands active listening.
See it if you missed the incomparable Glenda Jackson in Three Tall Women or you agree that Jayne Houdyshell is a national treasure
Don't see it if Shakespeare bores you or you can't score an aisle seat (see comments).
See it if you are a rabid John Noble fan or want to learn more about the great Toscanini or want to hear some beautifully played classical music
Don't see it if you're expecting theatre with clarity and cohesion or don't like string quartet music or you want to remember John Noble in his good roles
See it if you want a light two plus hours in the theatre with LOTS of laughs, fine acting and great set changes. Knowing/liking snooker not necessary.
Don't see it if you don't like farce
See it if you're fluent in Spanish and are in the mood for a Shakespeare-like, word-filled evening.
Don't see it if it's essential to you to understand every word or if the idea of a play in Spanish scares you
See it if you love the theatre and its back-story. There is SO MUCH here to marvel at; I surely will come back to see more.
Don't see it if you don't want to learn anything about theatre and its archives and the future of theatrical collections.
See it if you want to broaden your knowledge of history, art and the backstory behind some specific paintings having to do with theatre
Don't see it if you're unable/unwilling to walk and stand for 90 minutes or if the fine arts bore you.
See it if you want to see where we've come from over the last 50 years and you want to support this brilliant cast of out and proud gay men
Don't see it if you're a homophobe who believes that all gay men were, and are, just like this. It's a time capsule.
See it if you want to let an excellent company sweep you away with their enthusiasm and talent; you'll miss some things but WILL be rewarded
Don't see it if you need to understand every word and follow every twist or if you're looking for a heavy evening at the theatre.
See it if you don't know about the relationship btw Tchaikovsky and von Meck and you love classical music
Don't see it if long segments of classical music bore you or if you want real emotional depth
See it if you're willing to forgo big Broadway effects and just enjoy intelligent writing and great songs well performed.
Don't see it if you need to be blown away and dazzled; it's a small, beautifully staged, lovely show. Haunting in its simplicity and elegance.
See it if you want to experience theatrical greatness in both staging and acting.
Don't see it if you think Cats is a great show or if you're not willing to think about some of life's hard issues
See it if You like stupid comedy, or slapstick or if you watch a lot of TV comedies.
Don't see it if You’re looking for serious theatre or don’t like being hit over the head with repeated routines.
See it if you want to see perhaps the greatest dramatic actor working today, Mark Rylance.
Don't see it if you need fast-paced action or mechanized theatre machinery to make your day.
See it if you're not scared of an emotional wallop, appreciate infectious music and dance and want to feel good about humanity.
Don't see it if the idea of a musical based on 9/11 seems weird to you. It is a bit weird but IT WORKS!
See it if you enjoy being surprised and you appreciate good -- no, make that excellent -- acting.
Don't see it if you need spectacle or audience participation or falling chandeliers or helicopters.
See it if you like spectacle, if you grew up thinking Phantom was the be-all and end-all of Broadway or if this is your first Bway musical
Don't see it if you don't like the fact that Sir Lloyd Webber steals music from Puccini or you want some intellectual stimulation with your cotton candy
See it if you love Sweeney Todd and want to see a bare-bones, incredibly clever, beautifully performed version - and have a meat pie first!
Don't see it if You like bloated productions with lots of stage effects and dazzling lights and sound
See it if you want to upend your idea of "puppetry." Astounding creations these. I wish the show were as good as the production.
Don't see it if you can't suspend belief while in the theatre. Otherwise you might not think those are real horses.