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)

MEMBERS SAY:

Great singing, Entertaining, Clever, Delightful, Funny

51
Disappointing, Excruciating

See it if Must

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

69
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.

60
Clever, Entertaining, Great singing, Fluffy

See it if You ride the Subway everyday. You like a capella music.

Don't see it if You don't live in the past.

50
Ambitious, Great singing, Slow, Repetitive, Cliched

See it if you're a huge fan of a capella.

Don't see it if you're not a huge fan of a capella.

50
Ambitious, Disappointing, Fluffy, Indulgent, Great acting

See it if You really love a cappella singing, and are enough of a New Yorker to appreciate jokes about the subway.

Don't see it if You want an actually good story to go with the a cappella singing, and don't have patience for unsuccessful attempts at getting deep.

60
Ambitious, Slow, Romantic, Great staging

See it if acapella or the subway are things you greatly enjoy.

Don't see it if you are interested in a complex story line or music you'll be able to remember/hum after you leave the show.

65
Banal, Cliched, Disappointing, Predictable

See it if you want a mildly amusing musical with a predictable plot and stock characters.

Don't see it if You want a good score or at least one great song.

69
Disappointing, Overrated, Enjoyable sound

See it if you like acapella music and want to see something very light and mindless...

Don't see it if you are looking for something thought provoking...

60
Fun, Cliched, Straight forward, Fluffy, Great singing

See it if you want an accessible/easy musical that is often fun with mostly likable characters. Individually, every actor has impressive voices.

Don't see it if you don't like a show that is mostly cliched & sometimes cheesy. Also, the a cappella can get in the way of the clarity of the lyrics.

63
Disappointing, Great singing, Overrated

See it if you don't mind a loose story. The music is a take on Pitch Perfect. See it if you like A Cappella

Don't see it if you want your theater to have a better score or libretto.

65
Great singing, Disappointing

See it if you love a cappella music and/or the Pitch Perfect movies or if you're looking for a light day at the theater. The singing is quite good.

Don't see it if you want a deep and challenging theatrical experience. It's pretty light and could use a better book.

67
Banal, Cliched, Disappointing, Insipid, Dull

See it if you love acapella and that is enough to sustain you through a whole show.

Don't see it if you are looking for more than cookie cutter characters with a real pulse.

59
Cliched, Disappointing, Indulgent, Slow

See it if you can get a discount ticket (I did) for under 50.00 and it MAY be worth it

Don't see it if you are looking for relevant good story telling. The cast is underwhelming and direction and choreography is terrible

Also This feels like it was written by many people (it was!) The director a... Read more Read less

65
Ambitious, Disappointing, Light and fluffy, Cliched, Both harmless and largely charmless

See it if you're especially fond of a cappella and are the kind of New Yorker who is easily entertained by jokes that poke fun at the MTA.

Don't see it if you're expecting hard-hitting storylines - the show is surface-level, about young adults who feel lost or stuck... much like this musical.

55
Delightful, Great singing, Slow, Boring, Cute

See it if you enjoy acapella and 90-minute "easy access" theatre.

Don't see it if you want a memorable evening.

50
Disappointing, Clever

See it if You get a very cheap ticket and have to see everything on bway

Don't see it if Like BIG bway musicals - this should have stayed off bway

55
Cliched, Fluffy, Disappointing

See it if you want to witness the first a capella broadway musical.

Don't see it if you prefer story driven, challenging theatre.

67
Entertaining, Great singing, Quirky

See it if Super fun show with magnificent voices and vocal arrangement. Heartwarming story lines!

Don't see it if You want a thought-provoking, meaningful musical. This is a night of fun!!

68
Cliched, Fluffy, Quirky, Romantic, Funny

See it if you like a capella music, purposely light/cute musicals to the point they're a little corny

Don't see it if you dislike a capella and not-that-great plots and music

60
Clever, Great singing, Fluffy, Romantic

See it if you love a Capella and your classic NYC story

Don't see it if you want a new story or something different

50
Cliched, Confusing, Disappointing, Fluffy, Indulgent

See it if you like acapella and think NYC humor is funny.

Don't see it if you like good plot lines and characters who you feel drawn to. This show offers nothing new to Broadway and the acapella piece is a gimmick.

55
Cliched, Fluffy, Insipid

See it if You are a huge lover of acapella musicals..

Don't see it if I don't know why this was produced on Broadway. It is amateurish And has a very young target audience.

61
Cliched, Great singing, Entertaining, Funny, Clever

See it if you are an a capella fan. There are some ingenious arrangements and clever uses of the human voice. The cast is very good.

Don't see it if you don't like a capella. I enjoyed it but found that I missed hearing instruments and full orchestrations.

50
Banal, Cliched, Disappointing, Great singing

See it if you LOOOOOVE a cappella music and don't care if the arrangements are generic and boring.

Don't see it if you care about interesting stories or characters or want to hear exciting a cappella.

69
Clever, Cliched, Disappointing, Slow, Ambitious

See it if you are an a cappella fan.

Don't see it if a cappella is not your thing.


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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