In Transit
Closed 1h 40m
In Transit
80

In Transit NYC Reviews and Tickets

80%
(1150 Reviews)
Positive
87%
Mixed
9%
Negative
4%
Members say
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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952 Reviews | 387 Followers
81
Delightful, Entertaining, Great singing, Relevant, Funny

See it if You want to see a surprisingly topical, relevant show. Uplifting and inspiring.

Don't see it if You're not willing to give acapella a try. I thought I'd miss the orchestra but it was very clever how they handle the music.

983 Reviews | 229 Followers
80
Absorbing, Clever, Delightful, Enchanting, Entertaining

See it if Hello NYC! About time a play takes place in NYC subway! Great dancing, story so-so, but good acting. A Lot of heart!

Don't see it if You don't like a piece like this, raw, edgy. Story line may make some uncomfortable.

706 Reviews | 214 Followers
80
Enchanting, Funny, Refreshing, Harmonious, Contemporary

See it if 20-somethings seeking their way in New York City. Smooth pop sound, simple characters, clever quips about NY life. Lively and fun.

Don't see it if You are looking for more drama, depth or subtlety. It's pleasing but a bit shallow with a tidy ending. The a cappella is excellent.

746 Reviews | 124 Followers
91
Must see for new yorker's, Delightful, Entertaining, Refreshing, Quirky

See it if you have ever taken a subway. NYC in jokes & details, astounding vocal work. touching characters a set that is practically another character

Don't see it if you hate musicals although this one is very appealing.

657 Reviews | 101 Followers
78
Clever, Entertaining, Funny

See it if Enjoy funny and sometimes touching situations evolving around NYC transit system. Witty lyrics.

Don't see it if Do not ride the subway

605 Reviews | 226 Followers
74
Clever, Banal, Cliched, Entertaining, Great singing

See it if You'd love an upbeat a capella musical, sung by a glorious cast, no matter the plot.

Don't see it if You're looking for something revolutionary or hip, like Pitch Perfect. The storyline is generic, at best.

534 Reviews | 488 Followers
45
Cliched, Disappointing, Uninspired, Pointless, Contrived

See it if the fact that the whole show is a cappella will blind you to the fact that the show is completely cookie-cutter and unoriginal.

Don't see it if you don't like to see shows with the most rudimentary character development, tired plots and not a single ounce of honesty.

469 Reviews | 258 Followers
20
Banal, Cliched, Overrated, Slow

See it if you want to see a musical run of steam during the first 5-10 minutes.

Don't see it if you have better options, which I am sure you all have.

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 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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Entertainment Weekly
December 11th, 2016

"Ultimately, it’s the talented cast that makes this a pleasant commute...The a cappella trope wore on me by the end. Seibert and Mackey each had big final numbers they could undoubtedly nail, but they fell a little flat when backed by oohs and ahs. Perhaps the songs deserved a more soaring composition. 'In Transit' arrives at its Broadway station safely and soundly, but misses the emotional connection needed to make it an express hit."
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Variety
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 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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Deadline
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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