Tony winner Kelli O'Hara returns to Broadway in the Roundabout's production of Cole Porter’s sparkling 1948 musical riff on Shakespeare's 'Taming of the Shrew.' More…
The warring lovers of 'The Taming of the Shrew' are causing trouble both onstage and off. While putting on a musical version of Shakespeare’s play, exes Fred Graham and Lilli Vanessi (O’Hara) can’t decide if they’re enraged, enamored or enormously confused whenever they cross paths out of character. Throw in some mistaken identity, a pair of surprisingly eloquent gangsters and a whole lot of romantic entanglements, and what you get is 'Kiss Me, Kate'—a classic that earned the first-ever Tony Award for Best Musical.
See it if you want polished, giddy entertainmt. Only Bleu is well-cast amg the 4 leads (his Bianca thrills!) Still, Cole Porter ensures a fun evening.
Don't see it if want to see fully-embodied roles. KO lacks fire/sings operatically. Styles annoys/is too soft. Chase is ok. Marshall's choreog was superior.
See it if You want to be thoroughly entertained! Every actor is at the top of their game in the production packed with showstoppers. Sets, lights=A+
Don't see it if You’re looking for a dark and disturbing interpretation of the original. This has been joyfully embraced and the wow factor kicked up to 10!
See it if Solid revival. O’Hara shines. Fully entertained throughout. Weak score. Told Darn Hot was a stellar number though.
Don't see it if You don’t like revivals or prefer elaborate sets.
See it if I'm not usually into old-fashioned musicals, but I loved this one. It was vibrant & action packed, with soaring vocals & lots of laughs.
Don't see it if You won't like a 1940's comic farce. The clever Shakespeare mashup & the "romance of the theater" theme give this extra pop.
See it if u want to brush up your Porter & hear some of the best of the American Songbook, lavishly staged, artfully choreographed & brilliantly sung.
Don't see it if you're looking for something fresh & new & you don't want to see another op'nin' of another revival from Roundabout
See it if Porter's music & lyrics still carry this vintage musical icon Carlyle's choreo sizzles esp 'Too Darn Hot' showstopper Corbin & chorus shine
Don't see it if Ellis' staging is competent w/o exciting; needs that electricity O"Hara's vocally on top but lacks Kate's shrewishness; Chase misses totally
See it if delightful; great tunes/clever lyrics; Kelli in fine form as combative leading lady/hell-cat Kate; superb dancing by supporting cast
Don't see it if conventional; pure vaudeville w broad, obvious humor, slapstick battle btwn Kelli and ex-husband 3 stooge-ish; cut below top musicals
See it if you want a fun evening with great music. Classic show, done with classic style in a classic space.
Don't see it if big, bold, Broadway is not your thing. Some of the performances are uneven but they won't spoil your fun.
See it if Musical revival of the two combustibles who battle for the same oxygen intake. The choreography, the score & Corbin Bleu are the stars here.
Don't see it if Miscast slight O'Hara's portrayal dials from milquetoast to stillwater, skipping "diva" along the way; leaving no Shrew to Tame.Weaker Chase
See it if you enjoy classic Broadway musicals with entertaining song and dance numbers and big laughs. This is pure entertainment with awesome talent.
Don't see it if you prefer dark or brooding shows. This show is pure escapism. And it’s done in a classic style (not reimagined like some other revivals).
See it if You’d listen to Kelli O’Hara sing the phone book (okay, at least the score is one of Broadway’s best).
Don't see it if You despise dated musicals that are somehow constantly revived. Save the music, this one is especially bland.
See it if you enjoy being entertained by singing, dancing and old time values; cast is wonderful, Kellie O'Hara is charming & her singing is sublime.
Don't see it if you don't like old fashioned musicals, with beautiful music & dancing; first act moves at a hare's pace, second act is a little too slow.
See it if This show is a musical theatre lovers dream ! It has everything ! The characterizations are perfect and so is every other aspect !
Don't see it if Your name is Scrooge because you will become enraged that you cannot find one thing to criticize !
See it if You like a classical musical with a stellar cast headed up by the amazing Kelli O’Hara. Corbin Bleu and James T. Lane lead the dancers.
Don't see it if You expect elaborate sets, and changes in the original production. Some numbers feel like an afterthought, and out of place.
See it if You want a well made version of the show. Great acting, singing, and staging. Fun and funny.
Don't see it if This is not the best version I've seen. It felt a little like they were going through the motions, so it feels a little forced sometimes.
See it if you are a fan of Cole Porter and/or Kelli O'Hara or if you want to see a skillful revival of a classic musical.
Don't see it if don't like musicals or if you expect a show's book to make sense.
See it if you love Kelli O'Hara (and who doesn't).Excellent revival.They've fixed some of the offensive stuff, but gone too far.She is now the bully.
Don't see it if you don't like big, brassy musicals.This gives you exactly what you expect from a Roundabout musical. I loved it.
See it if you know there have been & will be better KMKs but for some reason need to see it right NOW. 2 great dance numbers. A lot of cheesecake.
Don't see it if Still not a very juicy production. Too many numbers feel like filler. Was getting so antsy toward the end. Not electrifying.
See it if Go for O'Hara, Bleu and Chase. Great dancing, great singing. And Cole Porter music? Magnificent.
Don't see it if The show is dated, the conclusion unsatisfying. Wished I was watching Taming of the Shrew instead.
See it if You love Cole Porter, Kelli O'Hara, Corbin Bleu's amazing dancing.
Don't see it if Expect an excellent show from this gem. Weak singing on the part of Will Chase
See it if into classic B'way musicals; clever Cole Porter lyrics; stylish sets & costumes; Kelli O'Hara, Will Chase & fine cast.
Don't see it if you want something cutting edge that espouses current "woke" attitudes toward women. Here you have to consider the source material.
See it if a classic musical with adjustments made to its problem areas; a wonderful Kelli O'Hara not just her great voice but also in her comic timing
Don't see it if don't like Cole Porter music, musical comedies with a variety of dancing & musical styles,
See it if you enjoy great dancing, comedy, and revivals of old musicals that are light years less problematic than Carousel.
Don't see it if you’re tired of revivals of old musicals.
See it if This is a very good production of a so-so show. Kelly O’Hara’s wonderful. Will Chase’s fine. Not much chemistry. Good choreo, dir & MusicDir
Don't see it if The biggest problem is the show is dated and some off the songs are ridiculously long and some groaner rhymes. Not Porters best work.
See it if A "nice" production of a classic, performed well. Nothing earth shattering.
Don't see it if Wish to be wowed, then skip this. Nice but nothing memorable. No chemistry between the leads.