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)


95
During previews
Great singing, Must see, Great staging, Great acting, Entertaining

See it if you like classic musicals done right! Kelli O’Hara is perfection. Will Chase & the cast are superb. Cole Porter’s music never sounded better

Don't see it if if classic musicals aren’t your thing, or you are tone deaf.

95
During previews
Delightful, Enchanting, Great singing, Romantic, Entertaining

See it if No one is better than Kelli O'hara. The dance # at the top of Act 2 may be the best ever. Costumes are perfect Songs are classic. MORE

Don't see it if Studio 54 is not a small theater. 2 hours 40 minutes (like days of yore) You can take drinks to your seats.. Maybe a positive

Also Kiss Me Kate was my first Broadway show.... Read more Read less

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

See it if you long for the golden days of spectacular musical comedy theater. Kelli, Will, Corbin, John Pankow, Cole Porter, WOW! And the dancing? 👍

Don't see it if enjoying yourself is not something you'd enjoy. Really, there's no downside to spending a few hours with this cast romping through the Bard.

95
During previews
Delightful old fashioned, goes down neat

See it if you love Cole Porter, great acting, songs and delivery and a good bit of fine tap dancing as well. Or if you have never seen it before.

Don't see it if you've seen previous productions and think the show can be done only one way. Or you can't take political jabs at current doings in D.C.

Also I especially liked the sound system. Too many Broadway productions ove... Read more Read less

95
During previews
Stop reading and buy tickets!, Great singing and dancing!

See it if The singing and dancing are superb and the play is often funny.

Don't see it if You dislike classic musicals

95
During previews
Delightful, Enchanting, Great singing, Great writing, Romantic

See it if you love Shakespeare, you want a fabulous night of talented actors playing rich roles

Don't see it if you are easily offended by play-fighting or bantering, you don't like shows with dancing

94
During previews
Masterful, Great acting, Great singing, Entertaining, Delightful

See it if you want wonderful singing, dancing and acting. Plus the humor of the play provides the audience with a sensational play.

Don't see it if you prefer a play with drama.

94
During previews
Great staging, Great acting, Great singing, Must see, Refreshing

See it if You love a great cast, great choreography doing a fun show.

Don't see it if You can't sit in your seat for over two hours.

94
During previews
Great singing, Great staging, Great dancing, Delightful, Ambitious

See it if brilliant revival of a Cole Porter musical. the big production numbers like "too darn hot" bring the house down. leads are all brilliant.

Don't see it if revival of a 70 year old musical. plot is thinner than a fly's wing and characters aren't deep enough to fill a thimble.

93
During previews
Great dancing, Fluffy, Funny, Great singing, Delightful

See it if You want to see a masterful musical comedy concoction with a perfect cast from O’Hara to Chase to Bleu and all the way through the ensemble.

Don't see it if You don’t like old fashioned musicals or hate shows within shows. This is overstuffed but delightful. Give yourself over to it.

93
During previews
Delightful, Must see, Great singing

See it if you love a great production of a classic musical. Kelli O'Hara is in gorgeous voice!

Don't see it if you don't like old-fashioned musicals or if you want something cutting edge.

93
During previews
Entertaining, Old-school musical, Funny, Fluffy, Some updates

See it if You like old-school Cole Porter (and know the songs), amazing tap dancing, Kelly O'Hara's soprano, a fine orchestra that's really visible.

Don't see it if Old-fashioned musicals don't appeal to you, you can't follow Shakespearean dialogue, multi-ethnic casting distracts or confuses you.

Also Several parts of the 1999 revival were left nearly intact, such as the... Read more Read less

92
During previews
Great dancing, Refreshing, Great singing, Entertaining, Delightful

See it if You just want to have fun and have your spirits lifted.

Don't see it if Classic musicals are not your thing.

Also Fast-pace, full-voiced Kelli O’Hara and Will Chase (a welcome step up ... Read more Read less

92
During previews
Great singing, Great staging, Must see, Refreshing, Entertaining

See it if You love jazz, great singing, incredible choriography, and want a feel good eve or show.

Don't see it if You can't sit that long or dont like musicals. Surpassed expectations

92
During previews
Great dancing, Delightful, Funny, Terrific theater!, Energetically engaging!

See it if you want sparklingly ebullient classic Cole Porter musical. Fun, impressive choreography, and standout performances by Bleu & Styles.

Don't see it if you want something provocative or edgy. This is a GREAT revival of classic B'way fare: 2.5 hours of nonstop entertainment & great tunes!

92
During previews
Based on shakespeare’s taming of the shrew, Song and dance numbers that fit with and advance the plot, Hits from the great american songbook, Must see cole porter classic

See it if Kelli O’Hara as Lilli/Kate is excellent, well-matched by Will Chase as Fred/Petruchio. Dance choreography is outstanding.

Don't see it if You object to small changes that make it possible to perform a “problem” script for a contemporary audience.

92
During previews
Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Great singing, Great writing

See it if You enjoy superbly sung Cole Porter lyrics in a terrific take on The Taming of the Shrew. The joy of the cast was contagious. Must see

Don't see it if You don’t like revivals of musicals

92
During previews
Delightful, Great staging, Hilarious, Must see, Great singing

See it if You love Kelli O'Hara (who doesn't). You love Cole Porter (who doesn't) You love brilliant staging You love great dancing

Don't see it if It's somewhat dated. If you weren't an adult during the 50s you will not get some of the references, eg. Republican cloth coat

92
During previews
Loved this show, Singing is excellent all around, Great choreography, Delightful

See it if You want to see a classic musical performed wonderfully and with high production values. Loads of fun!

Don't see it if You don't want to leave the theater with a smile on your face!

91
During previews
Delightful, Great staging, Great singing, Exquisite, Entertaining

See it if Gorgeous singing, great choreography and a little twist on an old favorite is to your liking.

Don't see it if You don't like revivals no matter how well they're done. Or you are looking for an innovative reinvention

Also This was a stunning new production with beautiful costumes, dancing th... Read more Read less

91
During previews
Great writing, Great singing, Enchanting, Delightful, Clever

See it if Love Cole Porter, and who doesn't!?! Great score - music - acting - a classic!!!

Don't see it if musical fluff isn't your thing. And yet, reconsider. This is great!

91
During previews
Absorbing, Funny, Great acting, Great singing, Masterful

See it if an excellent cast in this cole porter revival of a musical inside a musical . Its is funny and well acted . the music is classic cole porter

Don't see it if if you buy the cheap seats, the leg room is minimal and mezzanine steep. it is a large theater with sound difficulties.

91
During previews
Classical music theater exactly the way it should be, Great singing, Great direction, costumes, & choreography, Must see

See it if a fan of Cole Porter, Kelli O'Hara, and/or perfectly performed classic American musical comedy. Or you appreciate excellent orchestrations.

Don't see it if You want a serious drama.

91
During previews
Funny, Great singing, Delightful

See it if Enjoyable musical Great singing and dancing The costumes are beautiful

Don't see it if Looking for a deep plot

91
During previews
Clever, Delightful, Great singing, Entertaining

See it if You like classic musicals, tap dancing, Kelli O’Hara. Really strong diverse cast and Kelli just knocks it out. Updates work well.

Don't see it if Don’t like classic musicals with big dance numbers. Still a little too long (May get fixed later).


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