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

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.

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.

38
Banal, Cliched, Insipid, Great singing, Boring

See it if you want to enjoy some beautiful voices and happy tunes

Don't see it if you demand more of a score than simple joy, are tired of hearing people say "the one," want a musical with some semblance of substance.

Also An interesting footnote in Broadway history, but not an enjoyable one.... Read more Read less

45
Quirky, Unique, Great singing, Banal, Disappointing

See it if If you're into shows with a unique concept rather than a well developed story or characters; if you like campy musicals or a Capella singing

Don't see it if If you're looking for a show with good story structure, a story that moves and characters you get to know and love;

45
Cliched, Great singing, Indulgent, Overrated

See it if you're a die hard fan of a cappella music and don't mind watching a show that sounds relatively boring because of it

Don't see it if you're looking for strong character development or a story that avoids cliches

Also As someone who really enjoys a cappella music, I was relatively excite... Read more Read less

47
Great singing, Cliched, Banal

See it if you love (like, love) a cappella music.

Don't see it if you don't like a cappella enough to sit through 90 minutes of it, with little variation in style, in service of a weak story.

23
Banal, Cliched, Excruciating, Indulgent, Slow

See it if you want a painful night at the theatre.

Don't see it if you want an enjoyable or interesting theatrical experience.

47
Banal, Cliched, Disappointing

See it if you are interested in hearing an a cappella musical--but everything is over-amplified. The cast is good but the material is not.

Don't see it if you are not in the mood for trite stories. Obviously I disliked this show but much of the audience seemed to enjoy it.

40
Cliched, Slow, Uninvolving

See it if you love vocal histrionics, don't mind cliched predictable stories, or just want to see great performers in sub-par material.

Don't see it if you're looking for depth, clever lyrics, or characters you actually care about.

15
Banal, Cliched, Dated, Disappointing, Fluffy

See it if You want to waste $150 on a NYMF level show

Don't see it if you have good taste in musical theater

40
Cliched, Great singing, Meh, Bleh, Merp

See it if you really like a cappella, or have never seen a sitcom from 2000 til now. This show will give you everything you need.

Don't see it if you hate a cappella, or if you've ingested any pop culture over the last two decades. This show has nothing for you.

Also The beatboxer is dope as hell, tho.

45
Banal, Cliched, Fluffy, Quirky, Cheesy

See it if you love a cappella music, or love romantic comedies.

Don't see it if you want to see a musical that is exciting and innovative, or want to see dimensional characters navigating engrossing situations

Also Perhaps an a cappella musical isn't what Broadway needs. THE GREAT COM... Read more Read less

5
Cliched, Banal, Disappointing, Excruciating, Terrible

See it if if you really like cliched musicals and shows that try to be "so New York"

Don't see it if if you hate cliches, accapella, stereotypes and really poor story structure

Also The plot was terrible and had no depth. I was sickened by the stereoty... Read more Read less

47
Banal, Cliched, Excruciating, Insipid, Quirky

See it if you really really really just love the subway and a capella singing

Don't see it if you hate cliched story lines, basic story telling tropes and a lot of white girl problems dealt with in un-inventive ways.

49
Cliched, Banal, Ambitious, Quirky, Fluffy

See it if You like a cappella music and are willing to tolerate a rather cliched and boring book

Don't see it if You've never ridden the subway, want a complete score, or want more than a rom-com that is presented in an a cappella musical

Also The a cappella aspect of the show is, perhaps, the only novel aspect o... Read more Read less

12
Confusing, Disappointing, Cliched

See it if Actors were excellent

Don't see it if Show was like a high school production

35
Cliched, Disappointing, Fluffy, Indulgent

See it if You're a transplant or tourist and want to feel fluffy about New York. You like acapella that much.

Don't see it if Just don't see it if you don't fall in the above categories. Fun concept and mindless enough, but no music sticks.

46
Cliched, Great singing, Indulgent, Insipid, Missed opportunity

See it if You're an acapella fanatic; you don't care about plot, character development, thematic structure, or compelling dialogue.

Don't see it if You think, as Sondheim says, "form follows function," or if you actually live in NYC and are unimpressed with watching people on the subway.

45
Banal, Cliched, Disappointing, Great acting, Great singing

See it if you want to see some amazing talent wasted on a piece that would have been better suited to the early 2000's.

Don't see it if you expect Broadway caliber writing to be on Broadway.

10
Banal, Disappointing, Hilarious, Overrated, Indulgent

See it if You like the idea of an a cappella musical.

Don't see it if You like good musicals. The cliches come hard and fast, and the story is outdated and throw-away. The music is even worse. Terrible acting.

40
Ambitious, Cliched, Entertaining, Great singing, Fluffy

See it if You enjoy a capella and an idealize version of New York City.

Don't see it if You like authenticity and three dimensional characters.

5
Cliched, Confusing, Disappointing, Fluffy, Overrated

See it if You have Pitch Perfect posters in your room.

Don't see it if You value art.

47
Banal, Cliched, Indulgent, Dated, Excruciating

See it if You are into a cappella. It's the only relatively unusual thing about it.

Don't see it if You are over the cliched NY stories of the lovers and dreamers...and get a headache from bad lyrics, poor staging and direction.

5
Cliched, Banal, Excruciating, Indulgent, Bad

See it if you like acapella music and don't really care much about the story being told.

Don't see it if you get frustrated by cliched plotlines, stereotypical characters, bad story structure

Also In Transit is Love Actually meets acapella meets New York City, except... Read more Read less

48
Cliched, Slow

See it if you like musicals and a capella.

Don't see it if you're interested in a story that resonates.


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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