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Harry Connick, Jr. - A Celebration of Cole Porter

From 46 member  reviews
Members say: Entertaining, Great singing, Delightful, Clever, Great staging

About the show

Legendary crooner Harry Connick, Jr. heads to Broadway for an evening of songs from one of America’s most respected songwriters. More…

From the show:

Featuring a vibrant, 25-piece orchestra and a modern, multi-media presentation, this entirely new production brings back to Broadway both the magic of Cole Porter's compositions and one of the world’s most celebrated live performers. Connick will delight audiences with a signature style that has been called by The New York Times “blatantly seductive” while celebrating Porter’s peerless contribution to the Great American Songbook. 


Member Reviews (46)

MEMBERS SAY:

Entertaining, Great singing, Delightful, Clever, Great staging
86
Avg Score

94
Great staging, Clever, Great singing, Entertaining, Delightful

See it if You want to share in the joy of Cole Porter with a master showman, Harry Connick Jr. A delightful, informative, beautiful celebration.

Don't see it if You’re uninterested in a celebration of Cole Porter’s life/work or want to see a show with a traditional plot. This is basically a concert.

Also This was fabulous! Elegant. Fun. Informative. Clever. Sweet. Just the ... Read more Read less

77
Great musicianship, Funny, Talented, Entertaining

See it if Amazing band. Connick is a great improver. Some clever bits and lovely tunes, but Connick felt like he was dragging a bit.

Don't see it if You don’t like big band music.

90
Masterful, Great singing, Entertaining, Enchanting, Absorbing

See it if Harry connick is a great entertainer. His tribute to cole porter was excellent and should be seen.

Don't see it if If you dont like cole porters music.

83
Bright and brisk, Quirky, Great staging, Great singing, Delightful

See it if Bright & brisk.The jazz balladeer pays homage w/ Porter covers in a bio-concert in this flash residency in support of his new tribute album.

Don't see it if Eclipsed by Buble, but Connick is a veteran of stage & screen: A former talk show host who strides comfortably in his orchestral musicality

Also Anything goes in his quirky canned spontaneity.

100
Great music, Great singing, Refreshing, Absorbing, Entertaining

See it if Doing Cole Porter's songs (some of them) with a Big Band, plus with a little Jazz. Beautiful done. Harry does a wonderful show.

Don't see it if Do not like the music, and some jazz. A touch of past music.

Also As for past music, Cole Porter's music is still use in movies today. P... Read more Read less

91
Great band, Delightful, Great staging, Great singing, Entertaining

See it if like Connick, a wonderful entertainer who connects with the audience; like Cole Porter's songs & are interested in some details his life

Don't see it if don't like big band music or jazz, want more theater & less concert; don't want video portions; not as even as Byrne's show

Also for a few songs some sets come in from the side and they are fun

79
Uninteresting, Indulgent, Disappointing, Slow, Boring

See it if you love Harry Connick Jr. & Cole Porter. I thought I at least liked Cole Porter music until this show. Almost every song sounded identical.

Don't see it if you want variety in your variety show. Ruben and Clay’s show last winter was more entertaining, however cheesily.

Also The show opens with a pointless and overly long film presentation star... Read more Read less

80
Nostalgia-inducing music, Heartfelt, Surprising, A mixed-bag of a show with sincere intentions but sometimes uneven presentation, Entertaining

See it if you're a fan of Harry Connick, Jr. and his music and/or his idol, Modernist songwriter Cole Porter. Both are icons in their own right.

Don't see it if expecting a night of Connick, Jr.’s own music without story-telling interruptions; dislike HC, Jr. and/or Cole Porter songs; need a plot.

Also Harry Connick, Jr.—A Celebration of Cole Porter may not be Broadway-wo... Read more Read less

95
Great band!, Ambitious, Clever, Never a dull moment, Sensational

See it if you adore Cole Porter, or just like him and want to learn more about him, or if you are a true Connick fan. The show has several surprises!

Don't see it if You are looking for a traditional Broadway musical, or if you don't care about music written before 1960, Porter, or Connick.

Also In the first 100 seconds I was transported to the 1930s, and happily s... Read more Read less

84
Great singing, Nostalgic, Fantastic musicians, Great staging, Entertaining

See it if you're a fan of HCJ or Cole Porter; want to learn more about Cole Porter and hear his songs sung in HCJ's style. HCJ puts on a great show

Don't see it if you're expecting a musical or something with a plot; this is a concert with some multimedia to enhance it, but it is entertaining.

Also Some cool surprises

84
Excellent orchestra, Superb choreography, sets, lighting, projections, Connick is the consummate musician, singer, dancer, and raconteur, Terrific in every way!

See it if you love the music of Cole Porter, appreciate the skill of Harry Connick Jr, and enjoy incredible production values in a musical.

Don't see it if You prefer drama or think you don't like jazz.

75
Fun, Great singing, Entertaining

See it if You enjoy the music of Cole Porter and Harry Connick Jr.

Don't see it if You want a plot - this is just a concert of different songs.

Also This was entertaining, but it would have been nice to have more insigh... Read more Read less

88
Great staging, Great singing, Entertaining, Delightful

See it if You like Cole Porter’s works introduced and sung very well by Harry Connick, Jr. It was nicely staged.

Don't see it if You like dramas or productions with a large group of performers.

90
Delightful, Great singing, Entertaining

See it if You are a Harry Connick and Cole Porter fan. There is a big band that is fantastic!Can’t beat the music!!

Don't see it if You are not a fan of Harry Connick or Cole Porter or just do not like one man musical shows or would rather see a drama.

74
Great singing, Entertaining

See it if It's the Cole Porter songbook, performed in a fun, New Orleansy sort of way.

Don't see it if You've heard Sinatra, Ella, & every other damn singer sing these songs. Harry's great, but it's tough to give a new take to them.

83
Refreshing, Great staging, Great singing, Entertaining, Delightful

See it if Enjoys Cole Porter songs with a backstory. You are into Harry Connick music

Don't see it if Only enjoys serious drama.

78
Great singing, Entertaining

See it if You’re a true Harry Connick fan. He plays homage to Cole Porter but I didn’t always like the spin he put on classic songs.

Don't see it if You enjoy your standards done w/o a jazzy spin. If you’re not interested in Cole Porter you won’t appreciate the info HCJ provides.

79
Unnecessary media, Unnecessary staging, Great songs, Entertaining

See it if you love Cole Porter's songs or if you love Harry Connick's style of singing and personality

Don't see it if you'll be put off by having so many Porter standards done in a jazz style

85
Refreshing, Entertaining, Delightful

See it if You like Harry Connick Jr., jazz, New Orleans Jazz, Cole Porter, & good singing from a talented performer

Don't see it if You are looking for a story, something new about Cole Porter, a light show with fireworks or anything but pure entertainment

87
Fun, Quirky, Delightful

See it if You are a Coke Porter and/or Harry Connick fan; lover of classic Porter music but able to take a large dose of jazz interpretation.

Don't see it if You don’t like concert stage shows, or a lot of jazz!

Also Connick is a brilliant, smart and gifted musician. Writer, director, s... Read more Read less

85
Warm, Great singing, Entertaining, Enchanting, Clever

See it if you are a big fan of Harry...

Don't see it if you are not a big Cole Porter fan.

Also Overall, I enjoyed this... some misses ad odd choices... but finally a... Read more Read less

60
Weird, stultifying, great band

See it if if you're a hard-core Connick fan.

Don't see it if you'd be equally satisfied to watch Connick for free on TV.

Also Connick seems to be divorced from logical thought in this piece, stray... Read more Read less

76
Delightful, Enchanting, Indulgent, Fluffy, Entertaining

See it if you're a fan of Harry Connick Jr. or Cole Porter. The show offers up a breezy review of Porter's music with a few surprises along the way.

Don't see it if you want to see a show with a story. Connick Jr. spends a lot of time trying to justify why he wanted to do this show, which is unnecessary

90
Entertaining, Delightful

See it if You love Cole Porter or Harry Connick

Don't see it if You don’t enjoy Cole Porter or Harry Connick

Also A great evening of memorable songs. Connick surrounds himself with an ... Read more Read less

95
Sensational, Funny, Great singing, Entertaining, Delightful

See it if you are a Cole Porter and Harry Connick Jr fan. Enjoy a night of 1930s big band music, great dancing, laughter & pure entertainment.

Don't see it if you are looking for a more traditional Broadway musical experience.

Also What an amazing night of laughter, talent and entertainment. Connick, ... Read more Read less


December 15th, 2019
CRITIC’S PICK. "With showmanship and childlike wonder, one musical sensation revisits the era of another."
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