Already closed | 1h 40m | Midtown W

In Transit

From 1,151 member  reviews
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.' More…

Inspired by the vibrant rhythms of life on the subway, 'In Transit' follows the intertwining lives of 11 New Yorkers, all hoping to catch the express train to success, love, and happiness—and the stops they make along the way. With a book, music, and lyrics by Academy Award winner Kristen Anderson-Lopez ('Frozen'), James-Allen Ford, Russ Kaplan, and Sara Wordsworth, and vocal arrangements by Deke Sharon ('Pitch Perfect'), 'In Transit' is directed and choreographed by three-time Tony Award winner Kathleen Marshall ('Anything Goes,' 'Nice Work If You Can Get It'). Inspired by an earlier incarnation of 'In Transit,' which played Off-Broadway in 2010.

1h 40m | Already closed | Circle in the Square (Midtown W)

Member Reviews (1151)


Great singing, Entertaining, Clever, Delightful, Funny
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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

Clever and effective staging, Predictable storylines, Nice voices, Creative, Charming and enjoyable

See it if You like traditional musicals presented with a little twist, enjoy watching ensembles of talented performers, like Kathleen Marshall's work.

Don't see it if Don't like a cappella, have NO understanding of NY/subways, don't want religious beliefs challenged, even a little, want linear storyline.

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Disappointing, Excruciating

See it if Must

Don't see it if You don't have to

Clever, Entertaining, Great singing, Relevant

See it if you are a New Yorker who uses the Metro; you enjoy excellent a capella music and talented young performers;

Don't see it if you want a full fledged Broadway musical; this is entertaining and well done but would be better suited to Off Broadway.

Entertaining, Great staging, Great singing, Quirky, Fun

See it if you enjoy light entertainment with terrific singing and fun staging. Nothing earth shattering or thought provoking, just fun and talent.

Don't see it if you want something that is new & exciting (see Comet or Hamilton) or you want something that is challenging (see Evan Hansen).But it's fun

Entertaining, Great singing, Great staging, Fluffy

See it if you like the theme of people trying to get somewhere (both physically on the subway and metaphorically in their careers, relationship, etc.)

Don't see it if you can't stand acapella or beatboxing. Also if you're a tourist and have not used the subways many references/humor will be lost on you.

Clever, Ambitious, Great singing, Disappointing, Cliched

See it if You dont mind a rather cliched set of storylines very well sung in an interesting and new/old style.

Don't see it if You don't like a gay v Bible dichotomy. You don't like beat box.

Entertaining, Trite, Repetive

See it if you love a cappella and are in the mood for mindless entertainment. There are a number of really fun songs.

Don't see it if you like a good, complex story and characters that aren't trite.

Delightful, Great singing, Great staging, Refreshing, Relevant

See it if you have ever been a NYC commuter. It's a tribute to the "joys" of using the MTA. Snow, Siebert, Snyder, Mackey, Angela & Guarini all shine.

Don't see it if you can't abide 1 more show where a committed gay couple can't kiss but the straight ppl smooch 1 hour after meeting. 2 points off for that.

Entertaining, Charming, Wonderful singing, Refreshing

See it if A fun experience if you're a musical fan, inventive and clever. Some fine talent, lots of singing - a capella - and a sendup of NYC subways.

Don't see it if I think you'll like it - quick and lively, perhaps not the deepest storyline, and a pleasant antidote to grim weather and news.

Delightful, Funny, Great singing, Great staging, Refreshing

See it if you like a talented cast doing a show in a non-bway medium that will leave a smile on your face. A real fun evening.

Don't see it if A capella is not your thing.

Also Sadly it's closing in a few days. Glad I got to see it.

Effective use of circle-in-the-round staging, Charming, Talented cast, Indulgent fluff, Quick-paced

See it if you appreciate modern musicals without bells & whistles (unmissed here; the beat-boxing and singing is incredible); want a 1.5 hour escape.

Don't see it if pursuing something incredibly deep, overly-emotional, or mentally-taxing. This is pure "leave-your-problems-at-the-door" fare, and it's fun.

Also It's a pity that In Transit is closing on Easter Sunday, as I saw the ... Read more Read less

Great singing, Clever, Entertaining, Fluffy, Romantic

See it if you enjoy watching a very talented group of singers in this upbeat show. It's not epic, but it's a lot of fun.

Don't see it if you're expecting a show with a deep, intense exploration on the meaning of life.

Also Although some of the "professional" critics called this "cliche," I fe... Read more Read less

Absorbing, Clever, Delightful, Enchanting, Entertaining

See it if if you like to be entertained by the most talented and wonderful singers and actors.

Don't see it if See it.

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.

Clever, Great singing, Intelligent, Refreshing, Romantic

See it if You want to get lost in some modern, romantic stories tied together in a clever way...the MTA

Don't see it if You are subway-phobic,or hate a capella singing

Clever, Delightful, Entertaining, Funny, Hilarious

See it if you love musical theater.

Don't see it if you are looking for a traditional musical. It isn't a traditional musical. It's something wonderfully new!!!

Great staging, Clever, Relevant, Unique, Excellent singing

See it if musicals are your thing. Fun show, great cast, EXCELLENT singing. OFF-bdwy might be better, although playing in one of my fave bdwy houses.

Don't see it if like me, you HATE SHOWS WITHOUT AN INTERMISSION THAT CHARGE FULL BDWY TKT PRICES. Again, may be better for off-bdwy, like New World Stages.

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 doe...
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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 minute...
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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 an...
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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 so...
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