Already closed | 2h 30m | Midtown W

On The Town

From 377 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 (377)

MEMBERS SAY:

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

84
Cute, Great dancing, Good for all ages, Classic, Fun

See it if you want a good old-fashioned Broadway musical with lots of heart & a ton of great dancing.

Don't see it if you're looking for something more contemporary. This is very much a golden era throwback.

Also I'd call it a family-friendly musical but it's still basically about 3... Read more Read less

70
Dated, Romantic, Great dancing, Entertaining

See it if you like great dance numbers & a sweet & accessible love story.

Don't see it if you want something more original & contemporary or dislike long dance numbers.

90
Entertaining, Great acting, Great singing, Great staging, Great writing

See it if A fantastic revival.

Don't see it if you won't, it closed.

40
Banal, Disappointing, Fluffy, Insipid, Overrated

See it if You don't have much to do. I wasn't even bored, I was straight up annoyed. Tony Yazbeck was under-used. Only notable was Alysha Umphress.

Don't see it if Most famous number was a throw-away. Set/costumes were boring and weirdly modern. Couldn't see actors staged in the audience 10 ft from me.

89
Enchanting, Entertaining, Romantic, Great staging, Gorgeous

See it if You love great, big, classic musicals extremely well done. This was a fabulous production.

Don't see it if You don't like classic musical theater.

82
Delightful, Funny, Entertaining

See it if You want to see some incredible dancing and hear some classic broadway tunes.

Don't see it if You don't like ballets and dance oriented shows. Also the show was a little slow for a comedy.

89
Funny, Enchanting, Masterful, Must see

See it if great musical numbers, dancers, actors, singers

Don't see it if can seem a bit outdated, but still a great piece

79
Entertaining, Dated, Cliched, Disappointing, Funny

See it if U like old fashioned Broadway musicals

Don't see it if You are looking for something updated and fast paced.

86
Delightful, Enchanting, High spirited, Great energy, Funny

See it if You love happy, classic movies from the 60's and memorable songs.

Don't see it if If you dislike Gene Kelly or New York.

80
Clever, Great staging, Funny, Fluffy, Refreshing

See it if You want an intelligently staged, delightful throwback to what Broadway once was.

Don't see it if You need a long plot or something with clear conflict, climax and resolution.

98
Funny, Delightful, Great acting, Clever

See it if Classic and wonderful

Don't see it if Na

76
Delightful, Refreshing, Romantic, Very funny, Great singing

See it if you are a Gene Kelly fan.

Don't see it if don't like a lot of dancing.

46
Entertaining, Overrated, Fluffy

See it if If you love obnoxiously long ballet numbers and love white-bread classic musicals with hammy acting;

Don't see it if If you're looking for something meaningful that has a much more detailed storyline;

75
Entertaining, Dated, Great dancing

See it if You really love classic musicals.

Don't see it if You don't like corny jokes or sailors.

88
Enchanting, Exquisite, Great acting, Epic, Masterful

See it if you love a good old fashioned musical with wonderful performances and jaw dropping dance.

Don't see it if you do not enjoy dance heavy shows.

77
Entertaining, Disappointing, Delightful

See it if love a good Leonard Bernstein score. wonderful dancing. Great standards. I wanted to love it but the production lacked 'something'.

Don't see it if and older, somewhat dated musical is not your thing.

81
Enchanting, Delightful, Entertaining

See it if You want a fun grand old fashion musical.

Don't see it if You want to see a show with real substance.

82
Delightful, Fluffy, Great dancing

See it if You enjoy classic old school musical theatre with big production numbers. Gorgeous dancing, family friendly.

Don't see it if You're not a fan of old school musicals.

88
Delightful, Entertaining, Great songs, Great dancing, Patriotic

See it if You like catchy songs and fabulous dancing. You live in or love NYC. You think sailors are fun.

Don't see it if You're not into classic Broadway musicals. You don't like NYC.

60
Delightful, Dated, Slow, Quirky

See it if you're a tourist and want to see something that bleeds NYC in its core

Don't see it if you value new theatre and new stories

45
Cliched, Dated, Slow

See it if You don't mind sitting through a lot of boring story to get to the great dancing.

Don't see it if You prefer modern musicals.

90
Ambitious, Entertaining, Exquisite, Delightful

See it if you enjoy large, classic Broadway productions! Dancing is superb! Huge orchestra! Not a weak link in the cast. A beautiful revival!

Don't see it if the post golden age of Broadway does not interest you.

74
Cliched, Dated, Fluffy, Romantic, Predictable

See it if you want a classic feel-good musical that is period and laden with tap-numbers

Don't see it if you're looking for something of real substance, dislike dance breaks, want something memorable

85
Delightful, Entertaining, Great staging, Fluffy, Refreshing

See it if You like a joyful rendition of a classic show and songs, ala Bernstein/Comden & Green. Worth the price of admission just for "NY, NY."

Don't see it if Older shows with classic scores are not something that excites you.

88
Delightful, Great dancing, Great singing, Quirky, Entertaining

See it if you want a quirky musical with wonderful dance sequences.

Don't see it if you want an elaborate storyline.

Also Tony Yazbeck has an amazing voice and was wondering playing the role.


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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