On The Town
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On The Town

On The Town NYC Reviews and Tickets

(381 Reviews)
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Entertaining, Delightful, Funny, Great staging, Dated

About the Show

Three sailors with only 24 hour shore leave in New York are swept off their feet by three beautiful New York women for one amazing night, in this classic musical.

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Member Reviews (381)

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913 Reviews | 929 Followers
Cute, Great dancing, Great singing

See it if Cute show. Some good performances. Sweet story.

Don't see it if expect Gene Kelly's style of masculine looking dancing. This choreography is more ballet than Broadway.

888 Reviews | 1017 Followers
Old fashioned, Dance heavy, Dated, Fluffy, Classic

See it if You enjoy tap dancing and old fashioned musicals

Don't see it if you don't like classic family shows.

982 Reviews | 343 Followers
Dated, Entertaining, Great staging, A classic, Great singing

See it if you love singin' and dancin'. I went 3 times to this terrific revival. Great talent on stage, well directed. It's a helluva show!

Don't see it if you don't like period pieces. Parts went slowly; room for cutting. I didn't enjoy Hoffman, tho others did. High production values.

891 Reviews | 259 Followers
Delightful, Great acting, Great staging, Great singing, Entertaining

See it if you like great revivals of solid shows. First time I saw Yazbeck on stage and he was hard to take your eyes off. Great fun.

Don't see it if you missed this old production, but if you have never seen it on stage, it is a fun show to watch for if it is presented again.

546 Reviews | 1879 Followers
Enchanting, Great staging, Great acting, Must see

See it if love being entertained!

Don't see it if Gene-Kelly type shows are not your thing.

635 Reviews | 237 Followers
Cliched, Dated, Original, Romantic, Quirky

See it if You really love classic, golden age musicals.

Don't see it if You can't stand dated romantic musicals.

488 Reviews | 316 Followers
Dated, Disappointing, Fluffy, Romantic

See it if you love the show and/or love classic musicals. As always on Broadway the singing and dancing is excellent.

Don't see it if you don't like fluffy musicals with simple storylines.

470 Reviews | 91 Followers
Great staging, Entertaining, Dated, Fluffy, Indulgent

See it if you'd like a phenomenal production (great singing, dancing, sets, costumes, choreography) of a tremendously outdated show.

Don't see it if the trope of women existing simply as objects of men's attentions is too much pill to swallow in 2015. Well done but I don't know WHY done.

Critic Reviews (19)

The New York Times
October 16th, 2014

"And now, a show about sex that you can take the whole family to: the kids, the grandparents, even your sister the nun. That idea may sound kind of creepy, or (worse) dreary. But I assure you that the jubilant revival of “On the Town,” which opened Thursday night at the Lyric Theater, is anything but."
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The New York Times
August 26th, 2015

"Her Ivy was terrific...Ms. Copeland’s singing voice may be flat, but this is a dancing role, and her Ivy has vulnerability and moxie. She lit up the stage of the Lyric Theater — enough to make you wonder: Is Ms. Copeland’s home on Broadway? Here, she finally looked like a star, more fresh and free than she’s appeared in ages."
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Time Out New York
October 16th, 2014

"Although it occasionally pushes too hard, John Rando’s production inspires considerable affection...I suspect there will be people who love the torch-carrying spirit of this On the Town, and I wish them, and it, the best. To me, however, it seems a bit like a well-mounted exhibit at some Natural History Museum of Broadway: a stuffed lark."
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New York Magazine / Vulture
October 16th, 2014

"On the Town is a heartbreakingly youthful work: both about youth and by youth. Watching its three sailors pursue a lifetime of adventure while on 24-hour shore leave in New York, New York, you can’t help sensing the shadows of the three giddy pals who knocked the show together in 1944."
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The Hollywood Reporter
August 26th, 2015

"Although Copeland's acting is stilted and her singing ability very modest, she acquits herself nicely in the role. She has a natural star quality accentuated by her striking beauty and all-American sex appeal, and her dancing, not surprisingly, is sublime. The part is small enough that her lack of acting experience doesn't weigh too heavily, and her lithe physicality is gorgeously illustrated in several dance numbers."
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The Hollywood Reporter
October 16th, 2014

"A glorious 28-piece orchestra playing “The Star-Spangled Banner” in front of a giant American flag safety curtain has the audience on its feet before On the Town gets started. But it’s the jagged blasts of brass, the languorously bluesy romantic ballads and the exuberant comedy numbers of Leonard Bernstein’s jazzy score that make this vibrant Broadway revival such transporting entertainment."
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October 16th, 2014

"“On the Town” is back on Broadway, and whaddya know, it’s still a helluva show...and although the young and vital cast is light on acting chops, the dancing is sensational."
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The Wall Street Journal
October 16th, 2014

"When did you last see a big-budget musical that made you want to shout with joy? If you’ve been feeling anxious about the lukewarm state of American musical comedy, get ready to get hot again: The new Broadway revival of “On the Town” is everything a great show should be."
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