Illinoise (Broadway)
Opens Apr 24 1h 30m
Illinoise (Broadway)

Illinoise (Broadway) NYC Reviews and Tickets

(61 Ratings)
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Absorbing, Ambitious, Great staging, Great dancing, Enchanting

About the Show

Sufjan Stevens' album comes alive in a musical with a book by Pulitzer-winner Jackie Sibblies Drury.

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Show-Score Member Reviews (35)

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141 Reviews | 35 Followers
Great music, Profound, Must see, Great singing, Fantastic dancing

See it if You like Deeply Emotional Rite of Passage Show transitioning from Adolescence > Adulthood. Great Dancing, Singing, Music, Staging, Writing.

Don't see it if You avoid themes of LBGTQ, Suicide, Serial Killers, UFOs, Social Issues & Zombies. You're not a fan of Modern Dance & Butterfly Wings. Read more

96 Reviews | 23 Followers
Must see, Masterful, Great singing, Exquisite, Absorbing

See it if you love great music and dance. This is one of the most beautiful productions of any kind I've ever seen.

Don't see it if you need a story spelled out, dialogue and/or don't appreciate dance and/or Sufjan Stevens music

115 Reviews | 20 Followers
Incredible dancing, Resonant, Profound, Exquisite, Peck at his finest

See it if You love Peck and/or Sufjan. This is a Peck ballet on steroids. Story is beautifully told only through singers, no dialogue. Don’t miss!

Don't see it if Easily triggered by suicide, cancer, death. If you don’t like dance or want a traditional musical, this isn’t for you. Must love dance here.

76 Reviews | 15 Followers
Riveting, Intense, Thought-provoking, Great dancing, Great singing

See it if You’re a fan of Sufjan Stevens, love dance shows, lots of interpreting and thinking to understand the story

Don't see it if You want a normal musical, need dialogue, want something light and fun Read more

90 Reviews | 33 Followers
Intense, Riveting, Profound, Exquisite, Entertaining

See it if you love dance. Such a beautiful heart wrenching story from a profound concept album with sublime movements. True work of art!

Don't see it if you only like straightforward musical. If you don’t fancy concept musicals expressed only through dance and movements.

197 Reviews | 50 Followers
Perfect combination of dance & song, Death, suicide, grief, All things go, Sufjean stevens, Lyrical & moving

See it if fan of Stevens or choreographer Justin Peck. Dance/song as communicative & emotional narrative. Saw at Bard & will see 3rd time on Broadway

Don't see it if Sensitive to stories about cancer, suicide & overwhelming grief. Not traditional theater with dialogue but truly beautiful. Read more

344 Reviews | 71 Followers
Thought-provoking, Masterful, Stunning choreography, Engaging, Inventive

See it if Wildly inventive and emotionally engaging, featuring a fine cast of dancers beautifully choreographed to Sufjan Stevens’ excellent music.

Don't see it if If a clearly conveyed story told through dance and music is not your thing, this show is not likely for you.

89 Reviews | 10 Followers
Amazing set, Great staging, Entertaining, Absorbing

See it if You're familiar with Sufjan Stevens incredible 2005 album. Or you love dance.

Don't see it if You don't know what you're walking into - this isn't a jukebox musical or straight play.

Critic Reviews (8)

The New York Times
March 7th, 2024
For a previous production

"a mysterious and deeply moving dance-musical"
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New York Theatre Guide
March 7th, 2024
For a previous production

"A few instances of more heavy-handed literalism are sprinkled through the piece"
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New York Magazine / Vulture
March 7th, 2024
For a previous production

"Beyond...its few brief stumbles, Illinoise achieves a holistic transcendence."
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The Washington Post
March 7th, 2024
For a previous production

"Drury and Peck have crafted something cinematic"
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March 21st, 2024
For a previous production

"Justin Peck’s evening length ballet...has the energy of Jerome Robbins’ 'Fancy Free'"
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New York Theater
March 7th, 2024
For a previous production

"It's extraordinary, it's queer, it's often thrilling"
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March 19th, 2024
For a previous production

Dance is front and forward in this new musical at the Park Avenue Armory.
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March 8th, 2024
For a previous production

"...a sui generis multidisciplinary marvel that suggests new possibilities"
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