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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
80
Avg Score

90
Clever, Entertaining, Great singing, Great acting, Delightful

See it if You enjoy a a musical with a great ensemble cast. And our out for a night of fun and NY entertainment

Don't see it if If you like classic musicals. The only instruments are the actors themselves!

75
Entertaining, Great singing, Great staging, Quirky, Great acting

See it if You are interested in an original, entertaining musical done in acapella format. The cast is full of very talented performers.

Don't see it if Acapella musicals about life in NYC are not your cup of tea. The show moves quickly, without intermission, and goes down easy.

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.

72
Entertaining, Great singing, Great staging

See it if you love a cappella music and shows about life in NYC. The singing was extremely tight and the cast rose to the challenge of this show.

Don't see it if you are seeking a strong story line. While the show was entertaining, the plot was a little forced, although some resonant moments.

75
Sweet, Clichéd, Tight, Relevant, Entertaining

See it if You like harmonies; a light, bouncy, friendly and slightly weird entertainment, solidly performed; New York; or if you work for the MTA.

Don't see it if You're repelled by novelty, the subway system or the all too familiar downsides of living in NYC.

Also One can only wonder at the elevator pitch for this show and the leap o... Read more Read less

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.

88
Cliched, Delightful, Entertaining, Great singing, Funny

See it if you love singing (this is a cappella) or beatboxing. You are a New Yorker. You're looking for an incredibly entertaining, light night out.

Don't see it if You don't ever ride the subway, are easily offended (religion, sex, F-bombs), you want a plot-heavy musical...it's more about characters.

Also I like, but don't love a cappella, but I had an absolute whale of a ti... Read more Read less

90
Refreshing, Charming, Engaging, Sweet, Original

See it if only to be reminded that the voice is an extraordinary instrument (raves for the Boxman); this is a love letter to NYC and glorious singing.

Don't see it if you're averse to stories about the woes of young urbanites or in-the-round stage, & if you want traditional orchestration or elaborate sets.

Also Admittedly the first song, while showing off the ensemble vocally, was... Read more Read less

97
Delightful, Clever, Funny, Entertaining, Great singing

See it if you want 100 minutes of pure joy

Don't see it if you're a grump

Also This is, without a doubt, one of the most enjoyable shows I've seen in... Read more Read less

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.

79
Clever, Ambitious, Entertaining, Great singing

See it if you are a fan of A cappella music or if have ever ridden the NYC Subway and are looking for a few laughs.

Don't see it if despise A cappella music or you prefer more old school musicals with large dance numbers

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.

89
Clever, Entertaining, Great acting, Great singing, Masterful

See it if you want to see a show where all the music is performed via the human form. Was very entertaining.

Don't see it if you don't like musicals.

88
Must see, Great singing, Entertaining, Intelligent

See it if you like musicals with interesting characters.

Don't see it if you don't like lively music with good singers and short stories about different characters.

75
Entertaining

See it if you want will fun show. The A Capella musical showcases excellent cast singing . The show is easy to watch. Beatboxing is a plus.

Don't see it if you want a serious evening. The plot is a bit cliched (boy meets girl, etc.)

79
Clever, Great singing, Relevant, Ambitious, Great staging

See it if you like outstanding a cappella music sung my a multi-talented ensemble cast telling intelligent, relevant stories of New Yorkers.

Don't see it if you want a fully orchestrated production or prefer a single focused story line rather than multiple themes.

82
Entertaining, Great singing, Great staging

See it if you want to get out for some light entertainment. The singing is great, the staging is very creative and works exceptionally well.

Don't see it if if you are looking for new story lines, character development, or really dislike a cappella.

Also I enjoyed this show. I liked the energy; the singing was strong and cl... Read more Read less

85
Great singing, Quirky, Great staging, Entertaining, Delightful

See it if you want to see something new musically. It is all sung A Cappella. A nice simple story.

Don't see it if you hate A Cappella music - I didn't think I would enjoy the music - but I did. Very talented singers.

84
Entertaining, Clever, Great singing, Funny

See it if You like musicals, and are familiar with the ny subway system.

Don't see it if If you don't like acapella

81
Clever, Entertaining, Great singing, Funny, Quirky

See it if like a fast moving, excellently sung musical with humor; it's acapella, but I never missed having a band; very clever staging as well

Don't see it if want a band or orchestra, want serious drama in your musical

78
Entertaining, Great singing, Fluffy

See it if You want a distraction. Fun for the a capella and very talented beatboxing, as well as the subway motif & set. Some very good group numbers

Don't see it if You can't get past stereotypical stories that don't delve too deeply. Over amplified sound not needed in this theater. Better as off bway

87
Clever, Funny, Great singing, Refreshing, Delightful

See it if you enjoy a cappella with a good multiple story lines.

Don't see it if you don't like a cappella and not interested in the different story lines of New Yorkers.

78
Clever, Delightful, Great singing

See it if you would like to see a multicultural and multitalented cast in a unique Broadway show. Great voices, great scenic design, and great acting.

Don't see it if you do not like a cappella singing, or if you need an intermission.

86
Cute, Enchanting, Entertaining, Great singing, Emotional

See it if you enjoy a good harmonizing, a cappella musical that is as long on heart-filled stories as it is on excellent voices.

Don't see it if you don't like musicals, a cappella, or shows about love, heart and their place in the big city.

Also Gorgeous, compelling and utterly heartwarming voices mix to tell the s... Read more Read less

78
Take atm line

See it if tix cheaper than weekly Metrocard. Justin Guarini fan. People mover amped up energy. Cool set design. Metrocard dress a hoot. Not memorable.

Don't see it if Off mark; finale Noah's Ark. Worked for Shakespeare; this book can't compare. Ten min too long; intermission belongs.

Also Not worth retail; price a huge fail! Broadway pricing punishing.


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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