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 for some excellent performances, tap dancing on the ceiling, several great numbers. You LOVE Porter or Shakespeare.
Don't see it if You don't want to endure a very dated production adapting a very sexist play. I don't want to say it's irredeemable, but maybe unreviveable?
See it if you want to hear the Cole Porter songs or don't care about dated material
Don't see it if you want shows that are even remotely relevant or still have anything to add to the cultural conversation
See it if you love the music and expect to see a show that, while slightly tweaked, is mostly by the book.
Don't see it if you are looking for a truly inventive or interesting take on a pretty boring musical.
See it if Three good dance numbers in a 2 1/2 show make it worth seeing. You think Kelli can do no wrong (sorry. She. Is. Not. Funny.)
Don't see it if You don’t think the highlight of act one should be Tom dick and Harry while the low point is I Hate Men. If you have anything else to see.
See it if You love revivals, want to see fun dancing, love this score, or are a fan of any of the actors involved.
Don't see it if You prefer contemporary musicals or revivals that actually have something new to say (this one does not).
See it if you love the show and just want to see a production of it.
Don't see it if Shakespeare bores you or if new band-aids covering up sexist material won't keep you from feeling icky.
See it if you love Kelli O'Hara or this particular show.
Don't see it if you are looking for a modern take on a classic. Feels very dated and plot is even more cringey when revisiting it in modern day.
See it if You like classic Broadway and are there for entertainment purposes only
Don't see it if You want to see something that isn't so dated and boring to a modern audience
See it if you know and enjoy its songs; if you want to see a classic musical, even if this version is not as good as previous ones
Don't see it if you have already seen Kiss Me Kate; if long dancing routines put you to sleep
See it if You enjoy Porter's music, want to see some great dancing, production design, stellar performance from O'Hara, just want a comfortable show.
Don't see it if You like more modern shows, looking for something a bit more thematically rich, not a fan of big dance breaks, want more involved direction.
See it if You love O’Hara and want to hear Cole Porter sung beautifully l
Don't see it if You’re either A) a purist who doesn’t like it when directors muck around with classics OR B) want to see an interesting new take on the show
See it if You enjoy dated musical where the leads are fighting and yelling. Singing is excellent but not enough to keep me interested.
Don't see it if You are expecting a big glorious broadway musical.
See it if you like big splashy entertainment that makes no effort to go below the surface, relying too blithely on the Shakespearean connection
Don't see it if you would actually like a revival that makes references to another time period not gloss over those very details as if they're not important
See it if You want to see Corbin Bleu steal the fucking show with incredible dancing.
Don't see it if You want to see a good musical. This production is great but the show of Kiss Me Kate is terrible
See it if Hearing beautiful tunes sung well and seeing two show-stopping dance numbers is enough
Don't see it if U expect a classic show to really pop all the way through
See it if You're a fan of the show/that sort of Broadway show, and you're after some old-timey Broadway fluff.
Don't see it if You expect a reimagining, or anything with any real substance or heart.
See it if You like old fashioned musicals and you love Kelly O’Hara, who could sing ANYTHING and melt your heart
Don't see it if You like invigorating, smart, layered re-imaginings of classics. Cause this ain’t that.
Also Hated it so much I left at intermission.
See it if You like bubblegum, easy theater. You like O'Hara's voice which is still incredible and stands out from the rest.
Don't see it if You want to see great acting or a show with soul. It's all very vanilla and straightforward, the set, the costumes, the singing.
See it if If you like fantastic singing and 3 wonderful dance numbers.
Don't see it if The show seemed long and loud. The Shakespearean dialogue was hard to follow since it was spoken so rapidly.