New York | 2h 30m | Ends Jun 30

Kiss Me, Kate (Broadway)

From 42 critic and 236 member reviews
Members say: Great singing, Entertaining, Delightful, Funny, Great staging

About the show

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.

2h 30m | Ends Jun 30 | Studio 54 (Midtown W)


65
The Stage (UK)

"Scott Ellis’ revival of the Cole Porter musical unites the effervescent Kelli O’Hara with the rakish Will Chase for a production that is stronger on romantic longing than it is on musical comedy. While the leads sparkle and Ellis’s production showcases the jazzy score, it’s an otherwise sedate affair...O’Hara is suitably steely and Chase ridiculously smug. Both their voices are perfectly calibrated and their timing strong. But, when the focus shifts away from the leads, the production sags." Full Review

65
Los Angeles Times

"The show stars Broadway divinity Kelli O’Hara, who endows whatever musical role she’s playing with coloratura splendor. Muscularly directed by Scott Ellis, the production showcases Warren Carlyle’s exhilarating choreography...No one is likely to go home feeling outraged or under-entertained. Yet some essential human chemistry is missing...That sense of seductive inevitability, which was ever-present in the 1999 Broadway revival, is roughhoused out of Ellis’ production." Full Review

65
The Theatre Times

“Do come if you’d like to see O’Hara crack a whip and sing the roof off Studio 54. It’s well worth the trip to bask in her glorious soprano...The women do rule this production. As Lois Lane, Styles is a sheer delight...Yet, O’Hara and Styles are singular comforts in a revival that feels lackluster, missing a certain, dazzling spark...Whatever is awry with this revival is...subtle. It’s just a fairly straight reproduction, exciting in very few of its restorations." Full Review

60
Broadway Blog

"In Scott Ellis’s anemically directed production, neither has the staying power or depth to celebrate (or reimagine) the 1949 Tony Award-winning hit...O’Hara is the only one who earns the sentiment. So dynamic is her performance, which soars in operatic glory...Choreographer Carlyle injects passion into Ellis’s otherwise mostly nondescript staging...Fleeting moments aren’t enough to compensate for the mostly lifeless faces of the ensemble while their bodies are wholly expressive." Full Review

55
AM New York

"As an unnecessary, underwhelming and miscast revival...A pale imitation of the 1999 production that seems to have come straight out of the freezer...Taking on Lili/Katharine marks a clear attempt by O’Hara to branch out into musical comedy, but she appears tentative with the broad, larger-than-life antics required of the role...On the other hand, Corbin Bleu and Stephanie Styles shine as the secondary couple." Full Review

50
NJ.com

"The curiously underpowered revival of 'Kiss Me, Kate' never gets out of first gear. Directed by Scott Ellis, this is a handsomely crafted, ambitiously cast, top-shelf production — it feels like it should work. It doesn’t. It’s a farce without spark or any real point of view...Without much in the way of energy or chemistry between them, the seams of this show’s occasionally slipshod construction are more apparent than usual." Full Review


69
During previews
Delightful, Disappointing, Slow, Great dancing, Great singing

See it if You love Kelli O'Hara. You have a soft spot for the classics. You want to see an (read: exactly one) incredible dance number.

Don't see it if You want to feel something or laugh a lot.

Also The production itself is mostly excellent; the script itself just hasn... Read more Read less

69
During previews
Ambitious, Disappointing, Miscast

See it if you want to see good choreography. If you have never seen a production of KissMeKate before and have nothing to compare it to, then go.

Don't see it if you want a strong male lead...Will Chase is weak. If you want the real KissMeKate, this is a bastard form.

Also Trying to update to stronger women, Kelli O'Hara kicks, punches and hi... Read more Read less

68
During previews
Overrated, Indulgent, Disappointing

See it if You're under 30 and never had a chance to see this done right by Mazzie & Mitchell.

Don't see it if The production making a great show merely good offends you

Also None of the cast is as good as the 2000 production. Not only is there ... Read more Read less

65
During previews
A lackluster production

See it if You love Cole Porter music.

Don't see it if Don’t love Cole Porter and old musicals.

60
During previews
Meh, Funny, Entertaining, Great singing, Disappointing

See it if you like old classic musicals. It was fine but didn't live up to the memory of the last revival. The direction is bland and unimaginative.

Don't see it if You saw the masterful, definitive revival with the great Brian Stokes Mitchell and the sublime Marin Mazzie because this doesn't compare.

58
During previews
Unnecessary, Great singing, Disappointing, Dated, Cliched

See it if ...Will Chase and Kelli O'Hara give excellent performances. Too Darn Hot is a smashing second act opener. Beyond that...meh

Don't see it if This show didn't need to be revived. It's Patriarchy: The Musical at its worst, and the modernization of the show doesn't fix a rotten core.

50
During previews
Disappointing, Dated

See it if It’s a good show to take your grandparents too, kelli O’Hara’s voice love is a treat

Don't see it if The script rewrites don’t do much for this boring script. And judging by the amount of passion the actors displayed - they agree with me.

60
During previews
Cute, Fluffy, Indulgent, Disappointing

See it if You're a Cole Porter fan.

Don't see it if You want to see memorable performances of these characters. You're looking to laugh

Also Kelli O'hara lacks the gravitas to accurately play this grand diva. Wi... Read more Read less

50
During previews
Romantic, Disappointing, Fluffy, Cliched, Banal

See it if you try to see what is new on Broadway.

Don't see it if you like serious staff and good acting. it was meant to be funny but was not.

50
During previews
Disappointing, Cliched, Indulgent, Slow, Pc overkill

See it if Musical theater lovers who must see everything.

Don't see it if You don't like re-written, PC versions of shows

Also Should this version be re-named, “Do I Have Your Permission to Approac... Read more Read less


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