Hell's Kitchen
Ends Jan 07 2h 15m
Hell's Kitchen

Hell's Kitchen NYC Reviews and Tickets

(412 Ratings)
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Entertaining, Great singing, Delightful, Absorbing, Great staging

About the Show

A new musical about the New York Dream, with both new music and the classic songs of Alicia Keys.

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Show-Score Member Reviews (145)

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50 Reviews | 6 Followers
Must see, Delightful, Entertaining, Great acting, Great singing

See it if You want a good NY story and are a fan of Alicia Keys and her music and love strong popular dance routines throughout the show

Don't see it if You are not a fan of urban based stories and do not enjoy spontaneous dance routines throughout most scenes. Do not like Alicia Keys' music.

634 Reviews | 67 Followers

See it if You want to see a new musical with great songs, great singing, great dancing and a pretty good story.

Don't see it if You don’t like musicals!

206 Reviews | 35 Followers
Intelligent, Great staging, Great singing, Clever, Absorbing

See it if ...you like Alicia Keys...if you like great singing and great ensemble work...need to be blown away by Shoshana Bean, Kecia Lewis and more

Don't see it if ...you're going to be grumpy about juke box musicals - all of them are not the same

110 Reviews | 20 Followers
Edgy, Great singing, Entertaining, Clever

See it if You like great singing, dancing, and music. High energy!

Don't see it if You don't want to be entertained.

132 Reviews | 14 Followers
Must see, Absorbing, Riveting, Great staging, Great singing

See it if you love Alicia Keys music & modern new musicals. The talent is INCREDIBLE! The music, choreo, singing, staging is Awesome. A TRUE MUST SEE!

Don't see it if you prefer more classical theater & musicals, But I still recommend going it's a really well crafted new show that deserves a Broadway run!

448 Reviews | 182 Followers
A sweet mother-daughter love story, Nyc-tribute at its best, Talented cast, Cliché book but stunning music and performances, Exhilarating

See it if invested in Alicia Keys’ music put to a new story about growing up and falling in love (and becoming an artist) in New York City.

Don't see it if you dislike musicals that blend a variety of genres (like Hamilton), want a strong and compelling book, or need new music. Read more

348 Reviews | 88 Followers
Fluffy, Entertaining, Must see, Great acting, Great singing

See it if you want to see a terrific new bio-musical by Alicia Keys with an outstanding cast especially Maleah Joi Moon who is incredible in the lead

Don't see it if you don’t care for Alicia Keys’ music, prefer plays or comedies, or need meatier subjects than teenage love and parental issues Read more

91 Reviews | 59 Followers
If you ask me, i’m ready -to see again on bway!

See it if You like Alicia Keys’ music and or urban dance ensembles. You value not-to-be-missed talented ensembles. Superb acting and vocals.

Don't see it if You are looking for a complete life story of Alicia or lots of new music. Read more

Critic Reviews (19)

The New York Times
November 19th, 2023

“Though not perfectly told, Ali’s discovery that art is love, with or without the guy, is too rich not to reach a bigger audience, and a million more girls on fire.”
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New York Magazine / Vulture
November 19th, 2023

“ ‘Hell’s Kitchen’ is a mother-daughter story...They take Keys’s remarkable solo work and fill it out, expanding its feeling of context and community. A jukebox plays what you’ve heard before, and though ‘Hell’s Kitchen’ is unquestionably a slick commercial machine, it’s also, with admirable frequency, able to pull off the feat of making the musically familiar feel brand new.”
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November 19th, 2023

“ ‘Hell’s Kitchen’ is more than a story about a young woman’s first love affair...Instead, ‘Hell’s Kitchen’ is a sparkling story paying homage to New York, to that beautiful and heartbreaking transition between girlhood and womanhood and to the women who hold our hands through it all.”
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The Wall Street Journal
November 23rd, 2023

“While ‘Hell’s Kitchen’ is musically ravishing—the musical, named after the New York neighborhood in which Ms. Keys grew up, is more slender dramatically. The book, by Kristoffer Diaz, curves along formulaic grooves, even if they closely track Ms. Keys’s life.”
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The Observer
November 19th, 2023

“In contrast to its intimate domestic scale and relatively subdued dramatic stakes, ‘Hell’s Kitchen’ is slick and aggressively commercial”
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The Washington Post
November 19th, 2023

“What ‘Hell’s Kitchen’ does dish out in ample portions are vocalizing and dancing pleasures...It’s all in service of something short of fabulous. Just, you know, nice.”
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New York Post
November 19th, 2023

“In trying to be a paean to New York, a love story, a mother-daughter drama, an exploration of Keys’ biracial identity and an artist’s origin tale all at once, ‘Hell’s Kitchen’ does justice to none of those aspects. The show succeeds largely as a concert.”
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New York Theatre Guide
November 21st, 2023

“Though ‘Hell's Kitchen’ takes plenty of liberties with Keys's life, to the credit of her and bookwriter Kristoffer Diaz, it's not a highlight reel. The creators don't sugarcoat the low notes of Keys's adolesence: her younger self's willfulness to a fault, the illness of her mentor, and gravest of all, the overpolicing of her community, filled with artists of color.”
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