Hell's Kitchen (Broadway)
Open run 2h 30m
Hell's Kitchen (Broadway)
91

Hell's Kitchen (Broadway) NYC Reviews and Tickets

91%
(648 Ratings)
Positive
94%
Mixed
4%
Negative
2%
Members say
Entertaining, Great singing, Absorbing, Delightful, Great staging

About the Show

A new musical about the New York Dream, with both new music and the classic songs of Alicia Keys.

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Show-Score Member Reviews (247)

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102 Reviews | 52 Followers
100
Entertaining, Enchanting, Delightful, Clever, Absorbing

See it if You want to see a great new musical

Don't see it if Can’t think of why not

419 Reviews | 52 Followers
100
Great dancing, Enchanting, Refreshing, Great staging, Great singing

See it if Broadway’s boards are about to blow up … on fire. The Public is the perfect venue. This is not a jukebox musical!

Don't see it if See it!

68 Reviews | 11 Followers
100
Beautiful, Incredible vocals, Heartwarming, Enchanting, Delightful

See it if you love Alicia Keys, R&B music, amazing vocals, and Hell's Kitchen

Don't see it if you don't have soul or romance inside you

284 Reviews | 85 Followers
100
Riveting, Must see, Masterful, Great staging, Great singing

See it if You want to see a truly phenomenal musical! I was blown away by the love & care each cast member had for each other on stage! Stunning!

Don't see it if You want to miss out on a mother & daughter’s story set in NYC told through the remarkable music of Alicia Keys. Not a dry eye in the house!

205 Reviews | 66 Followers
99
Great singing, Entertaining, Delightful

See it if You liked In the Heights or BKLYN or a fan of Alicia Keyes

Don't see it if No reason not too - see it

54 Reviews | 12 Followers
98
Must see, Great writing, Great singing, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if You can get a ticket! I’ve seen it twice & there is nothing that will equal the intimacy of the Public. One of the very best shows I’ve seen

Don't see it if It’s a bit too loud at times. Otherwise no reason to miss it.

50 Reviews | 5 Followers
98
Must see, Great writing, Great staging, Great singing, Great acting

See it if I got the Tony tingle! Amazing combo of talent, music, writing, acting and singing. This is just what NY needs, a love letter to itself.

Don't see it if you want to see a one person show. This will make you smile, want to tap your foot and leave the theater with even more love for NY

91 Reviews | 19 Followers
97
Great staging, Great singing, Great acting, Enchanting, Absorbing

See it if You love Alicia Keys’ music, NYC or just a really good musical

Don't see it if You don’t like hip hop, fast signing or coming of age stories

Critic Reviews (22)

The New York Times
November 19th, 2023

“Though not perfectly told, Ali’s discovery that art is love, with or without the guy, is too rich not to reach a bigger audience, and a million more girls on fire.”
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New York Theatre Guide
November 21st, 2023

“Though ‘Hell's Kitchen’ takes plenty of liberties with Keys's life, to the credit of her and bookwriter Kristoffer Diaz, it's not a highlight reel. The creators don't sugarcoat the low notes of Keys's adolesence: her younger self's willfulness to a fault, the illness of her mentor, and gravest of all, the overpolicing of her community, filled with artists of color.”
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New York Magazine / Vulture
November 19th, 2023

“ ‘Hell’s Kitchen’ is a mother-daughter story...They take Keys’s remarkable solo work and fill it out, expanding its feeling of context and community. A jukebox plays what you’ve heard before, and though ‘Hell’s Kitchen’ is unquestionably a slick commercial machine, it’s also, with admirable frequency, able to pull off the feat of making the musically familiar feel brand new.”
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The Wall Street Journal
November 23rd, 2023

“While ‘Hell’s Kitchen’ is musically ravishing—the musical, named after the New York neighborhood in which Ms. Keys grew up, is more slender dramatically. The book, by Kristoffer Diaz, curves along formulaic grooves, even if they closely track Ms. Keys’s life.”
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Variety
November 19th, 2023

“ ‘Hell’s Kitchen’ is more than a story about a young woman’s first love affair...Instead, ‘Hell’s Kitchen’ is a sparkling story paying homage to New York, to that beautiful and heartbreaking transition between girlhood and womanhood and to the women who hold our hands through it all.”
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The Observer
November 19th, 2023

“In contrast to its intimate domestic scale and relatively subdued dramatic stakes, ‘Hell’s Kitchen’ is slick and aggressively commercial”
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The Washington Post
November 19th, 2023

“What ‘Hell’s Kitchen’ does dish out in ample portions are vocalizing and dancing pleasures...It’s all in service of something short of fabulous. Just, you know, nice.”
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New York Post
November 19th, 2023

“In trying to be a paean to New York, a love story, a mother-daughter drama, an exploration of Keys’ biracial identity and an artist’s origin tale all at once, ‘Hell’s Kitchen’ does justice to none of those aspects. The show succeeds largely as a concert.”
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