Illinoise (Broadway)
Ends Aug 10 1h 30m
Illinoise (Broadway)

Illinoise (Broadway) NYC Reviews and Tickets

(1555 Ratings)
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Absorbing, Enchanting, Ambitious, Entertaining, Delightful

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 (348)

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64 Reviews | 6 Followers
Must see, Breathtaking, Resonant, Absorbing

See it if Heavenly 90 minutes of story telling with flawless dancers and beautifully sung Sufjan’s masterpieces. Saw it 3 times, each time even better

Don't see it if You are in life or death situation

64 Reviews | 9 Followers
Mesmerizing, Entertaining, Enchanting, Delightful, Absorbing

See it if You love the art of dance, you will enjoy this beautiful story woven through the gorgeous dance segments. The music is fabulous

Don't see it if If you need dialogue to follow a story, you won’t love this.

53 Reviews | 5 Followers
Epic, Exquisite, Enchanting, Thought-provoking, Great staging

See it if You want to see some of the best choreography performed by some of the best dancers to ever grace the stage

Don't see it if You don’t like dance shows

241 Reviews | 45 Followers
Inventive, Must see, Great dancing, Exhilarating, Gorgeous

See it if you value incredibly talented dancers joyously executing storytelling dances; you've been listening devotedly to Sufjan Stevens for years.

Don't see it if you need dialogue. There is none. You want a brassy diva to belt an anthem. They won't. You're immune to Sufjan Stevens charms. Your loss. Read more

144 Reviews | 18 Followers
Great dancing, Exquisite, Entertaining, Enchanting, Delightful

See it if You want to experience the joys of a gifted dance ensemble tell stories through choreography backed by a band of musicians and vocalists

Don't see it if You want a traditionally structured and performed musical

132 Reviews | 41 Followers
Enchanting, Delightful, Absorbing

See it if The show is visually stunning! The musicians are wonderful, specially the 3 singers with their beautiful warm voices.

Don't see it if Dance is the main language of the show… that might not be your cup of tea… I will give it a try anyway. Read more

558 Reviews | 136 Followers
Soaring, Unique, Moving

See it if you're interested in a different type of show, featuring masterful music, choreo & singing,a masterclass in emotional storytelling via dance

Don't see it if you can't follow non-verbal narrative, or expect elaborate sets. This is proof that exceptional artistic expression only needs great talent. Read more

296 Reviews | 86 Followers
Ambitious, Masterful, Great staging, Exquisite, Absorbing

See it if You want to see a truly beautiful work of art on stage on Bway! Captivating from start to finish! Incredible cast & musicians! Not to miss!!

Don't see it if This piece is outside the box for Bway and deserves its moment to shine! You will be completely moved by the story & Sufjan’s music! GO!!!

Critic Reviews (10)

April 26th, 2024

"...a sui generis multidisciplinary marvel that suggests new possibilities"
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Pages on Stages
April 25th, 2024

Truly in awe of the duality and interconnectedness of the pulse of Illinoise.
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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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