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 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.
See it if you like pared down productions of classic shows, intimate staging, and those classic haunting Sondheim music
Don't see it if you prefer shows to remain as they were originally intended, dislike immersive seating, or don't like shows with a violent subject matter
See it if you like folk-pop music and shows set in a minimalistic, concert-like setting.
Don't see it if you prefer plot-heavy classic musicals with elaborate staging or aren't a fan of the folk genre.
See it if you like classic storytelling, fables, great singing and fantastic direction that puts a beautiful spin on a Broadway classic
Don't see it if you don't enjoy theater presented in the round, or prefer shows with a more complex plot
See it if you love Roald Dahl and the classic story, are a big Christian Borle fan, or like shows tailored for young audiences
Don't see it if you like shows with catchy songs, have a deeper meaning, or use their theater spaces to amaze and astonish...this falls flat
See it if you like original musicals, heavily choreographed shows with lots of dancing, swing music, and the two leads who give their all
Don't see it if you're not a fan of shows that deal with heavy subject matter, war and PTSD form the entire plot
See it if you want to see new faces take on the work or want to be dazzled by fantastic new talent. Also if you like big numbers and big set pieces
Don't see it if you don't like romantic, spectacle driven shows
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 love Spongebob, innovative staging with great performances, and an eclectic mashup of songs and genres
Don't see it if stiffer, more classical pieces of musical theater canon
See it if you want to see a Broadway icon in her element, supported by a stellar cast and beautiful costumes. This is a once-in-a-lifetime revival.
Don't see it if Can't imagine why you wouldn't want to.
See it if you don't mind small shows with a big heart, you like shows that have layered lyrics and an ensemble that keeps things moving
Don't see it if you like big, blockbuster musicals, or can't stand the sound of Middle-Eastern music
See it if you like intense, timely shows that can be just as profound as they are unsettling
Don't see it if you're not a fan of violence, loud noises, blood, and strobe lights
See it if you like immersive theater, Korean pop music, or a plot that you can literally follow from place to place
Don't see it if you like conventional theater and storytelling where you remain seated - this is the opposite
See it if you're fans of the two leads (the give powerhouse performances) or like shows with strong female protagonists against a period backdrop
Don't see it if you're not a fan of the two stars or prefer more linear, plot driven musicals. This is much more a series of interconnected vignettes
See it if you like plays about family, Italian tradition, sisterhood, and history
Don't see it if you have a weak heart - there is a HUGE moment towards the end of act one that made me literally jump out of my seat
See it if you love Glenn Close and loved her in the original, or love shows with a cinematic score and beautiful thematic score
Don't see it if you're not a Glenn Close fan or don't like film noir