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

90
Entertaining, Funny, Refreshing, Enchanting, Delightful

See it if you want to see a surprisingly fresh take on an old classic and gorgeous dancing

Don't see it if you need something a little grittier or intimate

85
Enchanting, Entertaining, Great acting, Dated, Epic

See it if you want to see a beautifully done classic with really fabulous dancing

Don't see it if you want something modern, with a more intricate plot, or for some reason don't like classic Broadway song and dance

70
Delightful, Dated, Great staging, Indulgent, Quirky

See it if you like old school classic Broadway musicals that are quirky, have excellent scores and great dancing!

Don't see it if you are into more contemporary musicals. It is definitely not for everyone. It often felt too small for the theater it was in.

55
Confusing, Disappointing, Quirky, Slow, Banal

See it if you enjoy fun, different type of show.

Don't see it if you have seen a bunch of other shows. I had high expectations for this show and they weren't met.

84
Entertaining, Dated, Amazing score

See it if you love Bernstein musicals.

Don't see it if you don't like dated theatre.

88
Absorbing, Enchanting, Entertaining, Great acting, Great staging

See it if You like updated classic movies. This had great dancing and ballet incorporated as well. Beautiful staging

Don't see it if You don't like remakes. Had a lot of Ballet

76
Old broadway, American, Mature

See it if you have a patriotic streak. you want to see a big broadway production. Fun, sweet and a solid show to see

Don't see it if you want to see modern show. this is an old school show but enjoyable

72
Romantic, Classic, Fluffy, Great staging, Delightful

See it if you love dance and shows set in NYC.

Don't see it if you can't handle a good long dance number.

79
Enchanting, Delightful, Entertaining

See it if you enjoy revival musicals with lots of dancing and delicious music courtesy of Leonard Bernstein and Adolf Green/Betty Comdem. Lots of fun

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

84
Enchanting, Charming, Great dancing

See it if love a grand and gorgeous revival of a classic. Dazzling dancing, beautiful singing, charming acting. A helluva show!

Don't see it if you want something modern, edgy or contemporary. Or if you don't like dancing.

62
Dated, Disappointing, Cliched

See it if You enjoy old fashioned musicals

Don't see it if You don't like ballet

85
Delightful, Entertaining, Great staging, Hilarious, Romantic

See it if you enjoy a classic, romantic piece of traditional theatre. Also, Misty Copeland is beyond words and watching her is watching history.

Don't see it if you are looking for edgy or a deep moral.

100
Delightful, Entertaining, Great singing

See it if Fantastic show

Don't see it if No reason not to see it

45
Cliched, Banal, Dated, Disappointing, Overrated

See it if You want to see good dancing and don't care about anything else

Don't see it if Lack of plot bothers you

60
Dated, Excruciating, Overrated

See it if You enjoy great dancing and dated stories.

Don't see it if You have someplace better to be.

90
Entertaining, Dated, Absorbing

See it if you're looking for a great upbeat classic musical.

Don't see it if you prefer something more contemporary or dark.

85
Delightful, Enchanting, Entertaining, Great staging, Refreshing

See it if You loved the movie. I loved it, my parents thought it was a bit cheesy.

Don't see it if You don't like big song and dance productions.

69
Entertaining, Confusing, Dated, Funny, Fluffy

See it if you love old school musical theatre dance vehicles, cheesy romances, aren't shocked by surprisingly raunchy old musicals, don't need plot.

Don't see it if you need substance and logic, hate long dance numbers, are offended by a woman blatantly kidnapping and possibly sexually assaulting a man.

90
Delightful, Entertaining, Great acting, Great staging, Must see

See it if Want to see many triple-threats on one stage! Especially the leading man. Love ballet and Bernstein (no west side, but still great music).

Don't see it if Like older musical, that seem like "fluff" or "cheesy." When they were the first to do so.

80
Dated, Exquisite, Great staging, Romantic, Enchanting

See it if you love Bernstein and dancing.

Don't see it if you are younger and don't appreciate older musicals

65
Delightful, Cliched, Great choreography, Overrated, Slow

See it if you want to see beautiful displays of ballet

Don't see it if you're looking for a deep, meaningful story

75
Choreography, Great costumes, Slow, Great dancing

See it if Old time musical and classic choreography are to your liking.

Don't see it if Cliché story and it’s a relic of its time

80
Delightful, Dated, Great dancing, Entertaining, Exquisite

See it if you want to be entertained and enjoy spectacular dancing

Don't see it if you don't like old-fashioned shows

83
Delightful, Enchanting, Dated, Funny, Original

See it if you enjoy a romantic story

Don't see it if you don't like shows set in older times

85
Enchanting, Delightful, Great acting, Great staging

See it if you love theater, especially musical theater. It's a classic, beautifully revived.

Don't see it if you're looking to spend limited theater dollars on the best show on Broadway right now.


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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