New York | 2h 30m | Ends Jun 30

Kiss Me, Kate (Broadway)

From 55 critic and 385 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)


70
During previews
Over miked, slow, dated, overacted, overblown tidbit, But cole porter makes it doable

See it if you like big, loud overblown shows. Beautiful costumes, interesting orchestration with split orchestra above the stage. Lovely Funny ballet

Don't see it if You have seen the Dorrance company DO tap. You want subtlety. I know it is a farce superimposed on a farce, but guys let it breathe.

Also I bought this ticket in July, I waited all season to see Kelli, loathe... Read more Read less

70
During previews
Great dancing, Mediocre, Toothless, Old-fashioned, Uneven

See it if you like excellent dancing. In particular, Will Burton and Rick Faugno in "Tom, Dick or Harry" are standouts and worth seeing the show for.

Don't see it if you like excellent storytelling. Sometimes things are important, sometimes they're not, and that's ok if you're just there for the dancing.

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.

48
During previews
Huge disappointment, Mediocre direction, Mediocre set, Mediocre choreography, Mediocre cast

See it if you'd watch Kelli O'Hara read the phone book. That would be funnier than her miscast performance here. Makes you yearn for Marin Mazzie.

Don't see it if you're expecting any fresh spark of innovation or originality. Too Darn Hot is very athletic, but it goes on forever without ever building.

48
During previews
Disappointing, Entertaining, Funny, Great acting, Great singing

See it if If you are a fan of any of the principals

Don't see it if you care about the book of the original show.

Also If a period piece cannot be staged without fundamentally rewriting it ... Read more Read less

35
During previews
Disappointing, Excruciating, Indulgent, Overrated, Slow

See it if You want to see the only bright ray of sunshine in this dull, unnecessary revival - Stephanie Styles (as Lois Lane/Bianca).

Don't see it if You want a energetic, colorful, quick witted staging of this dud musical. Kelli O’Hara is terribly miscast as Lilli Vanessi. Pass on it!

96
During previews
Delightful, Great singing, Entertaining, Great staging, I loved it! the acting and singing were superb and the dancing - especially for too darn hot was spectacular!

See it if If you like classic musicals and Cole Porter this one is for you!

Don't see it if If you don’t like musicals

95
During previews
Delightful, Great singing, Great acting, Great dancing

See it if You like to see shows with incredible dancing, you like a more traditional shows

Don't see it if you are interested in super unique or quirky musicals, you aren't impressed by dancing

95
During previews
Delightful

See it if You love fun dance numbers, upbeat songs, and love Kelli O’Harra

Don't see it if You are looking for a serious play

91
During previews
Delightful, Funny, Entertaining, Absorbing, Clever

See it if you like musicals, enjoy excellent choreography, and like being entertained by lively stage craft.

Don't see it if Ifyou don’t like musical theater or don’t like Cole Porter music.

90
During previews
Must see, Great singing, Funny, Entertaining, Delightful

See it if If you like a wonderful score sung beautifully.

Don't see it if If you’re expecting Dear Evan

90
During previews
Delightful, Entertaining, Funny

See it if you want a classic Broadway musical experience. This has it all: star power, great singing, amazing dancing... and Cole Porter songs!

Don't see it if you absolutely need to keep a straight face for two hours. It's impossible. And the Act II opening number ... oh my God! Pure theater joy.

90
During previews
Delightful, Enchanting, Entertaining, Great singing, Great acting

See it if You are a fan of classic musicals, funny dialogue, and singing that will make your heart swoon. You love Kelli O'Hara and gorgeous dancing.

Don't see it if You are a fan of more modern shows or shows with little or no dancing.

90
During previews
Enchanting, Absorbing, Great singing, Must see, Masterful

See it if you love golden age musicals. The best of Cole Porter, with some of his best lyrics.

Don't see it if you don't like musicals

88
During previews
Entertaining, Enchanting, Delightful, Clever, Absorbing

See it if Do not miss this production as the sets, the costumes, the scenery, the lighting, the dancing and the singing are of the highest quality!

Don't see it if If you do not like revivals or Kelli O'Hara and you are not overjoyed with the score or the story, choose another musical as it is old world

87
During previews
Clever, Entertaining, Great singing, Intelligent, Delightful

See it if Great music and book

Don't see it if Don’t like The Taming Of The Shrew

84
During previews
Funny, Great acting, Entertaining, Clever, Delightful

See it if You enjoy Cole porter and classic broadway

Don't see it if You view classic shows as dated

80
During previews
Romantic, Great singing, Great acting, Funny, Delightful

See it if You like amazing music, acting, singing and dancing.

Don't see it if You want a more relevant, more modern story. The show had a plot but there could be a better a story line.

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


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