4 critics reviewed the show, resulting in a weighted average of 85.
The New York Times
"She has lost none of the girlish glow she possessed when she first rose to Broadway stardom...Nor does her singing ever feel mannered, although her bright lyric soprano is a superbly trained instrument...Whether singing or delivering her often self-deprecating patter, Ms. Chenoweth always radiates a pleasure in performing that carries across the proverbial footlights. Even on a ballad—like 'A Quiet Thing,' the ineffably lovely Kander and Ebb song—she’s like a singing ray of sunshine."
The Hollywood Reporter
"This sparkplug performer holds the stage through two hours-plus of eclectic song selections and personal reminiscences...Directed with polish by Richard Jay-Alexander...Her banter is relaxed, funny and warm, and she takes full advantage of the large space while also creating an intimate cabaret feel...Only occasionally did the syrupiness become a little cloying...Chenoweth is in superb voice, supple and controlled, and the selections from 'The Art of Elegance' were lovely."
New York Daily News
"Chenoweth is herself a unique and original mashup, a living lovable contradiction in terms. She's got a big bright legit opera voice. She's a hilarious and self-deprecating comedian...The standout moment: a medley of Willie Nelson's 'You Are Always On My Mind' and Stephen Sondheim's 'Losing My Mind.' It was a little out-there and a whole lot of wonderful. Just like Chenoweth."
“Kristin Chenoweth: My Love Letter To Broadway” was also reviewed by Melissa Rose Bernardo of Entertainment Weekly.
The show was also reviewed by 19 Show-Score members, whose collective ShowScore is a weighted average of 92.
Top five adjectives describing the show:
Great singing, Delightful, Entertaining, Funny, Enchanting
See it if…"You're a fan of the tiny-but-mighty star. She sure can sing; what a range! And she's a fine comedian, making the evening great fun."
Don't see it if…"You want a coherent thread. There's nothing that ties one sing to the next. And some songs selections are subpar, like the closer, 'Smile.'"
See it if…"You enjoy any of Ms. Chenoweth's work. So funny and so many great songs."
Don't see it if…"You are expecting it to be Broadway-centric. A lot of songs are from shows, but not all."
See it if…"You love 'Kristy.' Concert runs from 'Popular' to a 'Jesus song' to 'A House Is Not a Home' to pop to 'Over the Rainbow.'"
Don't see it if…"If you're a Republican. I expected a huge orchestra, but this is apparently a touring show that's stopping on Broadway for 12 performances."
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