In Transit
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In Transit

In Transit NYC Reviews and Tickets

(1154 Ratings)
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Great singing, Entertaining, Clever, Delightful, Funny

About the Show

This all-a cappella musical celebrates the wide variety of commuters in the city that never sleeps…or stands still. Featuring songs by the co-composer of 'Frozen.'

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136 Reviews | 15 Followers
Great singing, Great writing, Funny, Entertaining, Epic

See it if You love, love a cappella and amazing creativity. It addresses real life issues of relationships, family, jobs and LGBT

Don't see it if There isn't a reason for not wanting to see this show.

189 Reviews | 21 Followers
Delightful, Great acting, Great singing, Saw it twice, loved it, the critics blew it.

See it if You love terrific acting and terrific music.

Don't see it if You are over-impressed with ho-hum theater critics. Read more

96 Reviews | 32 Followers
Clever, Delightful, Entertaining

See it if You like great acapella! Such a fun, clever and entertaining show! Loved it! Particularly fun for a NY'er with lots of inside jokes!

Don't see it if You want a great story line or are not a fan of acapella. It's simply a very entertaining evening with a fabulously talented cast! GO!!!!

52 Reviews | 15 Followers
Delightful, Entertaining, Funny, Great singing, Great staging and direction.

See it if You are a "real" New Yorker and feel the pulse & rhythm of this wonderful city.

Don't see it if You don't like fantastic musicals. Read more

58 Reviews | 12 Followers
Clever, Delightful, Entertaining

See it if Despite the luke warm reviews,I just loved this show.The music is good and the acting is excellent.I enjoyed every minute of it.

Don't see it if Want to see a very serious drama.

302 Reviews | 87 Followers
Clever, Great singing, Great staging, Great writing, Great acting

See it if you admire talented a cappella singers and vocal sound creation, musicals, multiple surprise end plots within plots connected by the NYC MTA

Don't see it if prefer elaborate sets, musical instrumental accompaniment, and a single plot line, or if you do not enjoy musicals or cannot sit 100 min.

63 Reviews | 12 Followers
Great singing, Great staging, Great acting, Great writing, Must see

See it if You like great acapella singing, and hip-hop B-Boxing style rap music. If you want to see a show that's 100 Percent Original! Just See It ;)

Don't see it if If you don't like taking the trains, or any other forms of paid transportation. If you need to hear real "live" musicians playing in the pit

108 Reviews | 15 Followers
Clever, Refreshing, Entertaining, Delightful, Great singing

See it if you love NYC and want to see an entertaining show

Don't see it if you are looking to see a show with a band or orchestra.

Critic Reviews (53)

The New York Times
December 11th, 2016

"Every now and then, as yet another peppy cliché prances across the stage, you may pause to ponder the pioneering achievement of 'In Transit'...Acknowledging this is rather like admiring the ingenuity that must have gone into a sentimental picture of a rainbow...The likable, hard-working cast does achieve marvels of vocal synchronicity...But the Broadway-style belters’ voices, which are abrasively amplified, are often at odds with the aural smoothness of a cappella."
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Time Out New York
December 11th, 2016

"This Broadway iteration, sprucely directed and choreographed by Kathleen Marshall and with a charming ensemble, better showcases the book and score. But the central problem remains: harmonic overload. If you listen to Pentatonix on repeat and own the box set of 'Glee,' you might spend 100 minutes in bliss. The rest of us will grow tired of numbers that sound like ’70s sitcom theme songs or advertising jingles. This is where I get off."
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New York Magazine / Vulture
December 11th, 2016

"'In Transit' is less a musical than a collection of unrelated clichés strung together in the manner of a themed revue. All the expected touchstones, from Dr. Zizmor to Pizza Rat, are here...But the larger problem is that the theme with which the authors try to elevate the material is so baggy and banal...The a cappella element is a great deal more successful, even if it’s just as random...I can’t square the musical sophistication of 'In Transit' with its narrative hackwork."
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The Wall Street Journal
December 15th, 2016

"The pop-song score is so watery and texturally unvaried that the initial charm of seeing an a cappella show wears off long before 'In Transit' winds to a close…As for the book, it’s straight from the recycling center, a rickety assemblage of spare parts in which no one utters an unforeseeable word…Everyone in the cast is good, but they, too, are saddled with material so lacking in distinction that they fail to make the strong impressions they would surely make in a better show "
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December 11th, 2016

"A mediocre show that is selling itself as Broadway’s first a cappella musical...The songs are as generic as those descriptions suggest, and — notwithstanding the efforts of the talented ensemble — nothing in Marshall’s uninspired staging on Donyale Werle’s sanitized subway station set makes them of even passing interest while, say, waiting for the train. It’s hard to imagine how this show made it to Broadway, but I suspect it will be on the express train to the next station."
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New York Daily News
December 11th, 2016

"Next stop, Banal St. Broadway’s first a cappella musical, set in and around New York City’s subway system, is stuck in that unfortunate place. A talented cast and tight harmonies can’t make it budge...A show packed tighter with clichés than a rush-hour train with straphangers...Stock characters can still work, provided the story takes us to unexpected places or songs transport us. Expecting either to arrive in this show at Circle in the Square is like waiting for a 9 train."
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December 11th, 2016

"A charming a cappella musical of metropolitan life that’s rapturously harmonious...What gives 'In Transit' its new swipe is what’s not there—the orchestra—and what is—glorious, pitch-perfect voices, set to Deke Sharon’s rich and expressive arrangements...The book is by-the-numbers, with the audience’s minds moving ahead of the plot faster than a scurrying subway rodent. All the performers bring a high degree of likability to otherwise plaintive roles...It’s a surprisingly moving experience."
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The Hollywood Reporter
December 11th, 2016

"'In Transit,' while boasting engaging performances, features cliched characters and situations too bland for a sitcom, let alone theater...The bouncy score has been ingeniously arranged by Deke Sharon, who performed similar chores on the two 'Pitch Perfect' movies. Its pleasures, however, are somewhat negated by the overly heavy amplification, which rivals that of a rock concert...Other than the undeniably impressive vocal performances, the show is mostly forgettable."
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