See it if you like new work from an underrepresented voice that touches on family history, identity, and artistic voice
Don't see it if you prefer shows that stick to a traditional format, or don't poke fun at the audience and theater in general
See it if you like musicals that tell a simple story through flashbacks, or shows about family history and memory
Don't see it if you like big, song-and-dance shows, or more epic musical theater
See it if You are at all familiar with David Byrne or the Talking Heads or like the process of creating music and story - go even if you don’t know DB
Don't see it if You prefer purely theatrical stage pieces, this is much more or a concert and people will get up and dance (and annoyingly even take photos)
See it if You like improv, hip-hip, or the lyrical stylings of Lin-Manuel Miranda
Don't see it if You prefer a show with a structured book, lyrics and score; or don’t enjoy shows the heavily rely on audience participation
See it if you want to see an awesome adaption of an American classic with some of the finest stage performances in years
Don't see it if you’d prefer your vision of the book you read remain the way you imagined it
See it if you like the source material or shows aimed at younger audiences
Don't see it if you want to see a great musical with catchy song or a show with a top-tier cast
See it if you like socially relevant and important works that push the boundaries of what American theater can and should be
Don't see it if you are uncomfortable with issues or race, sexuality, or graphic content and language
See it if you're a fan of the movie and want to see great stage actors take on the iconic roles
Don't see it if you don't like dark humor or really didn't like the film, or expect amazingly memorable songs
See it if you like the movie and want to see some great performers sing serviceable songs
Don't see it if you don't like the movie - there would be no reason to see this show otherwise
See it if you want to see Bryan Cranston provide a fantastic live performance, or are interested in an auteur director's use of new tech in staging
Don't see it if you like more traditional straight plays or have felt a strong dislike for Ivo van Hove's work in the past
See it if you love great story-telling and are looking to see are timely, heart-filled, funny, and powerful piece
Don't see it if you prefer a true "play" this is more of a one woman show meets debate
See it if you like Adam Driver and want to see his acting chops on stage. He really delivers and Brandon Uranowitz is fantastic
Don't see it if you are looking for a more modern take on relationships, or aren't interested in celebrity casting
See it if you're a fan of the series and are interested to see how a beloved franchise can masterfully transfer to the stage
Don't see it if you're not a Harry Potter fan, are too devoted to the original film cast, or are a stickler for flawless accents
See it if you like the music of Bob Dylan, want to see some of the most talented singers on stage, and like shows that aren't always happy-go-lucky
Don't see it if you prefer to leave the theater feeling hopeful - the show is bleak but outstanding and a fantastic showcase of a great American songwriter
See it if you like well written plays about relationships, family, and want to see some of the finest performances this season
Don't see it if you're not interested in plays that touch on LGBTQ themes
See it if you like musical comedies, the featured Broadway names, or want to see a show that tries to reach for an endearing message.
Don't see it if you want to see the best Broadway has to offer. This show is weighed down by poorly written songs and a forgettable book that doesn't work.
See it if you want to see a classic with great sets, great performances, great costumes, and a gorgeous score. Laura Benanti is a delight!
Don't see it if you prefer more modern fair
See it if you like the movie, Tina Fey, and want to see it translated on stage with the addition of songs
Don't see it if you're looking to be wowed. This is a forgettable show that should have been left well enough along on screen.
See it if you want to see three powerhouse women perform at the top of their craft, or enjoy the works of Edward Albee
Don't see it if you don't like straight plays, or find it hard to sit 100 minutes without an intermission
See it if you love classic shows with a powerhouse cast, beautiful orchestra, and phenomenal choreography
Don't see it if you don't like shows that have dated subject material, or if you're not a fan of ballet incorporated in musicals
See it if you want to experience a master work of American theater that could not be more relevant. Superb cast, fantastic staging and direction.
Don't see it if you can't commit to the near 8-hour running time for both parts.
See it if you love Jimmy Buffet, his brand and songs, alcoholic drinks, or jukebox musicals. Or show where you can sit back and relax
Don't see it if you expect it to be anything beisdes the Jimmy Buffet jukebox musical
See it if you like plays with music, historical plays that blend contemporary elements, great performances, and Mark Rylance
Don't see it if you prefer classical shows that stick strictly to classical techniques, or are bored by plays inspired by real events.
See it if you like small shows that focus on human connection and circumstance, with beautiful arrangements of Bob Dylan's music
Don't see it if you prefer big, spectacle musicals - think of this as the opposite of Moulin Rouge! in every single way. No sweeping plot or epic tales.
Also Very similar in scope to The Band's Visit
See it if you like family stories that span multiple generations and touch on mental health issues and inherited trauma
Don't see it if you prefer shows with grand staging, elaborate sets, or find it hard to concentrate on plot when multiple characters speak over one another
See it if you want to see an excellent take on a holiday classic with a fantastic cast and wonderful set. It will get you in the holiday spirit!
Don't see it if You don’t prefer holiday fare, especially updated takes on classic stories
See it if you like the Andrew Lloyd Webber score and want to see a fresh take on a classic. The direction is excellent!
Don't see it if you're not an ALW fan or wish to remain a Patti-purist
See it if you like wholly original shows, mythical stories, and excellent performances
Don't see it if you don't like folk-bluesy music, sung-through material, or would prefer more upbeat, pop musicals
See it if you want a unique experience in a Broadway theater and are open to having your mind expanded and your jaw dropped
Don't see it if you prefer to see the standard play or musical on Broadway, or don't enjoy "one man" shows with a sparse stage
See it if you like unconventional works with a young, female cast offering unique perspectives and dark humor
Don't see it if you prefer shows that are more tame and easy to swallow
See it if you like sci-fi musicals about the teen experience and want to see what all the hype about the score is
Don't see it if you don't connect with Millenial and Gen-X themes and wouldn't enjoy a high school-set, tech heavy show
See it if you like Taylor Mac, Nathan Lane, and aren't going to be bothered by the absurd or grotesque
Don't see it if you don't like Taylor Mac pieces or prefer more tame Broadway fare
See it if you love the classic film, musical comedies, want to see this year's best performance, and want to laugh out loud!
Don't see it if you prefer more dramatic musical theater fare, or struggle to look beyond some of the stories' morally problematic issues
See it if you want to be blown away by improvised Free Style, and want to see huge Broadway names go back to their origins and have fun doing it
Don't see it if you don't like hip-hop, some raunchy material, or prefer a show that's 100% pre-planned
See it if you like Mike Birbiglia's humor, or want to see a show where you will laugh (or at least smile) for 90 minutes straight
Don't see it if you don't like one-person shows, or shows structured with a stand-up comedy mentality
See it if you love and appreciate great writing and want to see just how quickly three hours can pass when you're treated to great drama
Don't see it if you get antsy with shows longer than two hours...this show is long but so worth it
See it if you like shows rooted in spectacle, love the classic story, or want to see a new take on what a Broadway show can be - giant puppets and all
Don't see it if you expect great songs and the year's best performances. The cast is capable but nothing to write home about, most songs are forgetable.
See it if you hope to catch Elaine May back on stage, enjoy memory plays, or plays that deal with difficult themes
Don't see it if you won't be able to get through a sad play about the elderly or that focuses heavily on the decline of someone with dementia
See it if you want to see a totally new take on a classic with fresh ideas tied to modern themes
Don't see it if you prefer the memory of the original and don't want to see it expanded upon
See it if you like great American plays that have a unique perspective and offer insight on relevant issues
Don't see it if you're not a fan of new American works, non-classics, or prefer lighter theaterical fare
See it if you like the music of the Go-Go's and want to see a wholly original take on the jukebox musical genre, with a heavy dose of LGBTQ energy.
Don't see it if you don't like the jukebox musical form, the Go-Go's, or shows that touch on issues of gender identitiy and queerness.
See it if you love Denzel, fantastic performances from a true ensemble, and want to see an American classic on a Broadway stage
Don't see it if you get impatient or have a short attention span...it's quite long but doesn't feel that way during!
See it if you're looking for a new American play performed in an intimate house with a fantastic cast
Don't see it if you're uncomfortable with drama that touches on timely themes (racism, sexual harassment) or don't enjoy dark comedy
See it if you love the movie, have a child who loves the movie, or are a fan of Disney magic.
Don't see it if you're not a fan of big-budget shows based on a popular film. Or if you don't like kids.
See it if you like plays with topical themes, the writing and style of House of Cards, or are interested in seeing Uma Thurman on stage.
Don't see it if you want a break from politics
See it if you like raunchy shows, opera singing, or are a big fan of the Jerry Springer universe
Don't see it if you're easily offended or can't stand sung through shows.