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)


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

Delightful, Entertaining, Refreshing, Quirky, Great dancing

See it if You like the original and if you enjoy the music the live orchestra is incredible and Tony Yasbeck is amazing

Don't see it if You want to see the original the revival is true to the original just added a few fresh faces

Cliched, Delightful, Funny, Great dancing, Slow

See it if you like traditional shows

Don't see it if you like a new, contemporary feel

Entertaining, Fluffy, Overrated, Great staging, Delightful

See it if You like a cute love story

Don't see it if You really want to be thoroughly entertained. It's cute but not worth spending a lot of money to see

Disappointing, Dated, Overrated, Entertaining, Slow

See it if you want something light and fluffy

Don't see it if you want to see something with depth

Cliched, Entertaining, Epic, Must see, Funny

See it if You like classic Broadway showstoppers--music, dance, the whole shabang.

Don't see it if You require edgy, experimental material.

Delightful, Exquisite, Refreshing, Romantic, Toe-tapper

See it if you love sparkling revivals of classic musical theatre gems.

Don't see it if Bernstein bores you.

Dated, Fluffy, Overrated, Old fashioned

See it if You enjoy dancing and want to see a classic muscial, that hasn't changed at all.

Don't see it if You were hoping for a spruced up version of an old show or if you don't like long (very random) dance breaks.

Disappointing, Overrated, Slow

See it if You like dance numbers - choreography was great but that's about all I enjoyed...

Don't see it if You don't like stagnant, boring plot lines that make very little sense.

Entertaining, Funny, Indulgent, Great acting

See it if You like a classic musical with a somewhat predictable, but cute, story line.

Don't see it if you're looking for something amazingly original.

Ambitious, Dated, Entertaining, Exquisite, Great acting

See it if you love big dance ensembles, spectacle, golden-age musicals with a little extra comedy and substance, or great adaptations of classics.

Don't see it if an originally dated source material will frustrate you, you're looking for a strong theme or message, or sophisticated take away.

Funny, Hilarious, Fluffy

See it if you like classic musicals. It is an incredibly fun show especially if you see it in New York.

Don't see it if you like happily ever afters.

Enchanting, Romantic, Fluffy

See it if you love a good "Broadway" style musical.

Don't see it if you are looking for intensity or substance.

Dated, Exquisite, Entertaining, Great staging, Romantic

See it if you enjoy old time musicals, and unbelievable dance numbers along with clever writing that will make you laugh.

Don't see it if You enjoy modern musicals, and are not a fan of classic musicals.

Clever, Entertaining, Great acting

See it if Great show, they did a great job with the staging and the acting.

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


See it if you love dance

Don't see it if you like dated shows.

Classic, Great staging, Dated

See it if You love classic shows and New York City

Don't see it if You need more substance to your story


See it if If you love musicals and leonard Bernstein. Good singing and dancing

Don't see it if You don’t like dated musicals.

Funny, Masterful, Must see, Underrated, Romantic

See it if just see it. The ballet numbers are beautiful. the comedy is pristine. the singing and acting perfect. Bernstein at his best.

Don't see it if hate New York and people.

Delightful, Funny, Refreshing, Romantic, Great singing

See it if you like a classic musical!

Don't see it if you don't like a classic musical.

Great dancing, Romantic, Great singing, Entertaining

See it if You love grand sweeping dance numbers with talented dancers.

Don't see it if You find ballet boring.

Entertaining, Dated, Funny, Fluffy, Great dancing

See it if You want to see a lighthearted, although forgettable, "classic Broadway" musical, with the most interesting aspect being the dancing

Don't see it if You want a substantial plot or a score with more than one memorable song

Funny, Romantic, Entertaining, Delightful, Clever

See it if This beautiful production is a must see for everyone who loves the history of Broadway and appreciates classic theater musicals.

Don't see it if You want something edgy or filled with special effects. This is a beautiful staging of an old musical

Delightful, Entertaining, Great staging, Romantic, Ambitious

See it if you like a traditional show with a dance break

Don't see it if you do not like a dance break during a performance

Refreshing, Intense, Masterful, Hilarious, Great staging

See it if You appreciate strong dance numbers and funny takes that surround fleet week. Saw it with Misty Copeland and her dancing was astonishing.

Don't see it if You prefer less dance more talk.

Delightful, Great staging, Funny, Romantic, Refreshing

See it if You love dancing

Don't see it if You dislike dancing

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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