Already closed | 2h 30m | Midtown W

On The Town

From 372 member  reviews
Members say: 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. More…

From the Brooklyn Navy Yard and Coney Island to Times Square and Carnegie Hall, "On the Town" zigzags through New York City as the sailors and the three high-spirited young women they meet chase love, dreams, and each other during an unforgettable day in the city that never sleeps.

2h 30m | Already closed | Lyric Theatre (Midtown W)

Member Reviews (372)

MEMBERS SAY:

Entertaining, Delightful, Funny, Great staging, Dated
81
Avg Score

85
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.

75
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.

68
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.

100
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.

80
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.

77
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.

75
Excellent choreography, Dated, Delightful, Slow

See it if you want to see a classic musical revived with stellar dance and music you're probably already familiar with.

Don't see it if you don't enjoy revivals or dance-heavy productions.

76
Delightful, Dated, Entertaining, Fluffy

See it if You want a big musical, classic songs, and great choreography

Don't see it if You want a deep story, this isn't it. Also, the dancing is great but not superb

79
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.

80
Entertaining, Fluffy, Cheeky, Family-friendly, Great staging

See it if you want some fun, family-friendly music, fluffy old-school historical theater entertainment. VERY tongue-in-cheek & innocent, well-staged.

Don't see it if bit dated old-school muscials aren't your thing. It's a cute show, endearing, somewhat enchanting and sweat. Fun for everyone in the family.

75
Great acting, Funny, Delightful, Overrated, Dancing

See it if you love over the top shows

Don't see it if you hate musicals

97
Great singing, Great staging, Great acting, Masterful

See it if One of the best shows I've seen. So much fun and talent.

Don't see it if You thought the movie was stupid.

86
Delightful, Entertaining, Good dance numbers, Spot on revival

See it if You love older musicals, want to see a well done revival, Lots of fun numbers, simple but fun story of 3 sailors on leave in 1940's NYC.

Don't see it if None of the positives appeal to you.

96
Delightful, Entertaining, Great acting, Funny, Refreshing

See it if You enjoy a musical set NYC with wonderful song and dance numbers. The acting was excellent with a light, but funny story line.

Don't see it if You expect a heavy story with few laughs and no dancing or singing.

98
Classic, Great dancing/choreography, Fun, Delightful, Entertaining

See it if you love classic, old-school Broadway shows with big dance numbers and great songs.

Don't see it if you prefer newer material or something that is not dated

Also This was my favorite show of the 2015 Broadway season and was a great ... Read more Read less

73
Enchanting, Dated, Cliched, Great staging, Romantic

See it if you like beautiful dancing but don’t mind a super dated story or music.

Don't see it if you’re tired of overt heterosexuality

79
Entertaining, Romantic

See it if you like classic Broadway, ballet, fun but not deep shows.

Don't see it if you are easily bored with dance.

88
Entertaining, Funny, Delightful

See it if Nostalgic. A fine adaptation of the film. Great performances by a dedicated staff. Bernstein.

Don't see it if Hate musical theater.

20
Dated, Disappointing, Excruciating, Insipid, Slow

See it if You want to see a 3-hour ballet.

Don't see it if You want to see a musical instead of a ballet, or don't have the patience to sit through the slowest 3 hours of your life.

82
Delightful, Enchanting, Entertaining, Fluffy, Great staging

See it if like old school musicals with some wonderful dance numbers & some light hearted silly humor.

Don't see it if you are looking for something more modern & do not like story lines that took place in another era.

88
Delightful, Funny, Great singing, Great dancing, Fluffy

See it if you love Americana musicals that are little more than an excuse to sing and dance. This is it and it does it very well!

Don't see it if you are wanting something deep, profound or complex. This is a musical confection and that's just fine.

89
Clever, Enchanting, Delightful, Entertaining

See it if You are a proud New Yorker or a fan of the old MGM musical format

Don't see it if See it.. It's a classic

80
Delightful

See it if you like On the Town, and see it if you don't. I think this is the production that will change your mind.

Don't see it if you hate classic singing, dancing, and delightfulness.

85
Delightful, Ambitious, Great dancing, Great costumes

See it if you love a Leonard Bernstein musical revival. You want to see intense and lots of great dancing.

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

Also It's a 1940's nostalgia, remembering the Second World War. New York al... Read more Read less

90
Delightful, Funny, Entertaining, Masterful

See it if you like classical broadway productions

Don't see it if you want a more thought-provoking experience


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...
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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 fr...
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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...
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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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