HELL'S KITCHEN Reviews

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EDSOSLO858
#1HELL'S KITCHEN Reviews
Posted: 4/20/24 at 12:40am


Oh look, a bibu!

coreman009
#2HELL'S KITCHEN Reviews
Posted: 4/20/24 at 4:40pm

Does anyone know what time tonight’s performance starts?

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EDSOSLO858
#3HELL'S KITCHEN Reviews
Posted: 4/20/24 at 5:59pm

Embargo lifts at 9, THANK GOD!!!


Oh look, a bibu!

theatergoer3
#4HELL'S KITCHEN Reviews
Posted: 4/20/24 at 6:05pm

coreman009 said: "Does anyone know what time tonight’s performance starts?"

6:45. 

theatergoer3
#5HELL'S KITCHEN Reviews
Posted: 4/20/24 at 6:05pm

coreman009 said: "Does anyone know what time tonight’s performance starts?"

6:45

Updated On: 4/20/24 at 06:05 PM

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TaffyDavenport
#6HELL'S KITCHEN Reviews
Posted: 4/20/24 at 6:55pm

Adam Feldman corrected, and said it's midnight.

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EDSOSLO858
#7HELL'S KITCHEN Reviews
Posted: 4/20/24 at 6:58pm

TaffyDavenport said: "Adam Feldman corrected, and said it's midnight."

Shoot. 


Oh look, a bibu!

KevinKlawitter
MemorableUserName
#9HELL'S KITCHEN Reviews
Posted: 4/20/24 at 11:53pm

KevinKlawitter said: "Variety is positive

New York Theatre is positive
"

For what it's worth, both sites mostly reposted their off-Broadway reviews with the updated location info.

The Wrap's review: https://www.thewrap.com/hells-kitchen-broadway-review-alicia-keys/ also appears to be the same until the final three paragraphs:

"On Broadway, Ali is so excited by her piano lessons that she sings a song not heard in “Hell’s Kitchen” at the Public Theater. The new song is titled “Kaleidoscope,” and I had to look up the lyrics because they are undecipherable when performed in the Shubert Theatre. Here’s a sample: “Kaleido-leido-leido-leido-leido-leidoscope/Everyone looking high and low, oh yet, oh no/You’re movin’, movin’, movin’, movin’ way too slow/I think I got that antidote, oh yea, oh no, huh.”

MemorableUserName
#10HELL'S KITCHEN Reviews
Posted: 4/20/24 at 11:59pm

NY Stage Review has Melissa Rose Bernardo, who reviewed it off-Broadway and did write a new review, and Bob Verini, who didn't review the off-Broadway production.

 

HELL’S KITCHEN: WELCOME TO ALICIA KEYS’ NEW YORK

By Melissa Rose Bernardo

★★★☆☆ The 16-time Grammy-winning singer-songwriter brings her music and her vision to Broadway

https://nystagereview.com/2024/04/20/hells-kitchen-welcome-to-alicia-keys-new-york/

 

HELL’S KITCHEN: ALICIA KEYS’ LIFE INSPIRES A SWELL MUSICAL

By Bob Verini

★★★☆☆ A tender coming-of-age extravaganza, with characters to root for and music to die for

https://nystagereview.com/2024/04/20/hells-kitchen-alicia-keys-life-inspires-a-swell-musical/

KevinKlawitter
#11HELL'S KITCHEN Reviews
Posted: 4/21/24 at 12:01am

4/5 from TimeOut

MemorableUserName
#12HELL'S KITCHEN Reviews
Posted: 4/21/24 at 12:01am

NYT: Critic's Pick from Vincentelli

‘Hell’s Kitchen’ Review: Alicia Keys’s Musical Finds Its Groove on Broadway

The retooled jukebox musical, with its top-notch performances and exciting choreography, “stands out as one of the rare must-sees” in a crowded season.

https://www.nytimes.com/2024/04/20/theater/hells-kitchen-review-alicia-keys.html

"Having seen the first version last fall, I had jitters. But “Hell’s Kitchen” has earned its place on Broadway: The revised show is thrilling from beginning to end, and easily stands out as one of the rare must-sees in a crowded season.

All this happened without a major overhaul to Michael Greif’s production, which has a book by Kristoffer Diaz. The cast and creative teams are essentially the same, and there have been judicious tweaks and trims rather than radical changes. The main differences are further refined technical elements and, most important, a subtle but crucial change in focus."

MemorableUserName
#13HELL'S KITCHEN Reviews
Posted: 4/21/24 at 12:02am

B+ from Entertainment Weekly

Hell's Kitchen review: The Alicia Keys Broadway musical is a rousing delight

Lively choreography and powerhouse vocal performances of familiar Keys favorites overcome a so-so story.

https://ew.com/hells-kitchen-review-broadway-alicia-keys-8635661

MemorableUserName
#14HELL'S KITCHEN Reviews
Posted: 4/21/24 at 12:04am

NY Daily News/Chicago Tribune is positive:

BROADWAY REVIEW: ‘Hell’s Kitchen’ is a vibrant, romantic tale inspired by Alicia Keys

https://www.nydailynews.com/2024/04/20/broadway-review-hells-kitchen/

"There’s a great deal to enjoy here including the phenomenal performance by Lewis, not to mention how director Michael Greif adds his signature steely edge to what is otherwise deeply sentimental material.

Better yet, choreographer Camille A. Brown adds a high-energy movement suite that manages to be performatively exciting without feeling overly removed from how real teenagers swagger around 10th Avenue after school. The show is a visual blast even though there’s nothing excessive about Robert Brill’s set. It’s just so vibrant in its zest and energy."

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#15HELL'S KITCHEN Reviews
Posted: 4/21/24 at 12:05am

F-ing Critics Pick from Vincentelli? I do not understand what spell this show is casting over some of these people. 

Updated On: 4/21/24 at 12:05 AM

MemorableUserName
#16HELL'S KITCHEN Reviews
Posted: 4/21/24 at 12:06am

Jackson McHenry for Vulture is mixed(-to-negative?) (Holdren reviewed it off-Broadway)

Hell’s Kitchen Is the WE❤NYC of Musicals

https://www.vulture.com/article/theater-review-alicia-keys-hells-kitchen-broadway.html

 


"In their book scenes, Greif directs Moon, Bean, and Dixon like they’re in a naturalistic serious musical drama, a Next to Normal or Dear Evan Hansen in A minor. Robert Brill’s set for Ali and her mother’s apartment resembles those shows’ Wayfair furniture interiors — plus some classic Greif scaffolding in the Rent vein. But that naturalism sits awkwardly with Keys’s songbook. She writes to her own impressive technique, and the actors follow suit. You can imagine the logic: If we’re going to be singing Alicia Keys, we better sing. The results tend toward showboating. It can work: When Jersey and Davis reminisce about their past by way of Keys’s early hit “Fallin,’” you get the sense of an entire relationship through Bean and Dixon’s vibrato alone — she’s tight as a sinew, and he sounds as if he’s trying to unwind her. But when songs force the story line to loop-de-loop around itself, things just get silly. Jersey storms into one scene and tries to get Davis’s musician friends to buy her jewelry because, according to Diaz’s thin justification, she’d be willing to pay them to get him out of her life. The real reason is that Shoshana Bean needs to set a torch to the number “Pawn It All,” which she does with a considerable armature of riffs and options. Keys herself advised the singers, alongside musical director Lily Ling, and the vocal performances keep stopping the show — the consequence of that being that it often feels as though it’s not moving at all." Updated On: 4/21/24 at 12:06 AM

MemorableUserName
#17HELL'S KITCHEN Reviews
Posted: 4/21/24 at 12:10am

Deadline is mostly positive, for the cast most of all

https://deadline.com/feature/broadway-show-reviews-spring-2024-1235866317/

"Being privileged to witness the birth of a star is one of the many pleasures to be had in Hell’s Kitchen, the semi-autobiographical Alicia Keys musical opening on Broadway tonight after a successful Off Broadway run last year. Twenty-one-year old newcomer Maleah Joi Moon, who plays the 17-year-old Ali – the Keys character – seems to have arrived on stage as a fully formed Broadway presence, a marvelous singer, dancer and actress who is sure to leave every New York theatergoer hoping that Hollywood doesn’t swoop in too fast, and that Hell’s Kitchen is just the beginning of a long career in musical theater."

MemorableUserName
#18HELL'S KITCHEN Reviews
Posted: 4/21/24 at 12:11am

Theatermania is positive. (Same reviewer, new review.)

Review: In Alicia Keys’s Hell’s Kitchen, the Concrete Jungle Teems with Life

Following a sold-out run downtown, the new musical opens on Broadway at the Shubert Theatre.

https://www.theatermania.com/news/review-in-alicia-keyss-hells-kitchen-the-concrete-jungle-teems-with-life_1737614/

 

chanel
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#20HELL'S KITCHEN Reviews
Posted: 4/21/24 at 12:14am

Theatrely reposted their off-Broadway review with a note at the top that they were doing so, but haven't yet updated the info at the bottom so it still says through January 14 at the Public Theatre. https://www.theatrely.com/post/alicia-keys-charts-broadway-beginnings-in-hells-kitchen-review

 

MemorableUserName
#21HELL'S KITCHEN Reviews
Posted: 4/21/24 at 12:16am

NY Sun:

The Alicia Keys Musical, ‘Hell’s Kitchen,’ Makes Its Way Uptown to Broadway

In some ways, the Public Theater was a more natural home for ‘Kitchen,’ the story of a scrappy teenage girl’s early coming of age as a woman and an artist, but for the most part the transition feels seamless as it arrives at the Shubert Theatre.

https://www.nysun.com/article/the-alicia-keys-musical-hells-kitchen-makes-its-way-uptown-to-broadway

RW3
#22HELL'S KITCHEN Reviews
Posted: 4/21/24 at 12:27am

Hell’s Kitchen, welcome to the Best Musical race. 

MemorableUserName
#23HELL'S KITCHEN Reviews
Posted: 4/21/24 at 12:28am

3 stars from NY Post:

‘Hell’s Kitchen’ review: Alicia Keys’ musical fires up on Broadway

https://nypost.com/2024/04/21/entertainment/hells-kitchen-review-alicia-keys-musical-fires-up-on-broadway/

"The Alicia Keys musical “Hell’s Kitchen,” which opened Saturday night on Broadway following a rocky run last fall at the Public Theater, has greatly improved now that it’s only blocks away from its title neighborhood.

The springtime spring in its step comes, in part, because at home in a much bigger theater — the Shubert — the vocal powerhouses of the cast can really let it rip. 

And, damn, do they ever. It’s the best singing you’ll find on Broadway."

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#24HELL'S KITCHEN Reviews
Posted: 4/21/24 at 12:30am

I really hope Kecia Lewis can get herself a featured actress nomination for this. 

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#25HELL'S KITCHEN Reviews
Posted: 4/21/24 at 12:46am

MemorableUserName said: "KevinKlawitter said: "Variety is positive

New York Theatre is positive
"

For what it's worth, both sites mostlyreposted their off-Broadway reviews with the updated location info.

The Wrap's review:https://www.thewrap.com/hells-kitchen-broadway-review-alicia-keys/also appears to be the same until the final three paragraphs:

"On Broadway, Ali is so excited by her piano lessons that she sings a song not heard in “Hell’s Kitchen” at the Public Theater. The new song is titled “Kaleidoscope,” and I had to look up the lyrics because they are undecipherable when performed in the Shubert Theatre. Here’s a sample: “Kaleido-leido-leido-leido-leido-leidoscope/Everyone looking high and low, oh yet, oh no/You’re movin’, movin’, movin’, movin’ way too slow/I think I got that antidote, oh yea, oh no, huh.”
"

That’s weird. I’m 99.99% sure Kaleidoscope was in the show at The Public… 


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