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
80
Avg Score

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.

90
Clever, Funny, Great acting, Great singing, Great staging

See it if You like acapella, transit stories, like American Idol contestants, want to laugh and like clever staging

Don't see it if You want music

Also The cast was talented and fun. They appeared to be enjoying it.Lyrics ... Read more Read less

86
Entertaining, Great singing, Quirky

See it if Your into all forms of musical theatre. A set that really works well as a subway station with train seats. Limited to local interest.

Don't see it if an all acappella show isn't your thing.

82
Clever, Entertaining, Great singing, Original

See it if you like A Capella music and/or completely original musicals.

Don't see it if you don't like shows that have a lot of different stories going on at once or if you don't like A Capella music.

85
Entertaining, Clever, Delightful, Fluffy

See it if Want an enjoyable time. Classic old fashioned story. Just fun.

Don't see it if Insist on serious drama .

74
Clever, Cliched, Entertaining, Great staging, Great singing

See it if Refreshing approach for Broadway. Modern elements. Impressive vocals. Fun.

Don't see it if You want to avoid simplified characters, familiar plot lines or stereotypes. You need instrumental support for vocals.

95
Absorbing, Entertaining, Great singing, Funny, Relevant

See it if you are an avid lover of NYC, and in the ranks of commuters

Don't see it if you are turned off by acapella, or want a more profound plot line

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...

90
Great staging, Funny, Clever, Entertaining, Sweet

See it if you want to see something original and fun or you like a-cappella performance.

Don't see it if you not interested in New York stories.

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.

85
Clever, Entertaining, Great singing, Great staging, Refreshing

See it if you've fantasized what fellow transit passengers think and what kind of lives they lead.Clever lyrics and practical situations presented.

Don't see it if you hate the transit system and everyone who used it!

73
Dated, Cliched, Romantic, Fluffy, Entertaining

See it if you're an a capella die-hard who wants to see what's next from the minds behind "Pitch Perfect."

Don't see it if you want a traditional Broadway experience.

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.

85
Entertaining, Great singing, Great staging

See it if You enjoy musicals with a talented cast

Don't see it if You want a meaningful plot; the stories of the characters in the show were fairly predictable but entertaining

85
Great singing, Refreshing, Funny, Delightful, Quirky

See it if You like acapella singing. You're a New Yorker who needs a reminder of why. You don't think a broadway musical needs to be 'big'.

Don't see it if You are looking for a gripping plot or haven't lived in NYC long enough to hate it as much as you love it - or vice versa.

70
Banal, Fluffy, Sweet

See it if you want a nice show with some talented people that has some New York references.

Don't see it if you're not into an a capella show, you want to see a show with regular people or tired of seeing all the pretty people have a happy ending.

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.

83
Clever, Funny, Entertaining, Great singing, Fluffy

See it if You're a die-hard New Yorker looking for a fun night of relatable entertainment. It's very New York driven. The singing is also great.

Don't see it if You're looking for anything more than a night of entertainment. Lots of tropes used.

70
Ambitious, Great singing

See it if you enjoy a cappella.

Don't see it if you need more heft to your story lines, and/or the novelty of a cappella is not enough to get you through the length of a show.

80
Entertaining, Overrated

See it if you like cute musicals with a nice ending.

Don't see it if you have a problem with the theater set-up of seeing (at times) the backs/sides of characters.

85
Delightful, Entertaining, Great singing, Enchanting

See it if you are a New Yorker. The seating is such that I could see the people sitting across the stage from me. Everybody was smiling.

Don't see it if You want a show to take Aunt Loretta from Weyauwega to.

Also I didn't think I'd like the all a Capella no orchestra gimmick but I l... Read more Read less

75
Clever, Delightful, Great singing, Entertaining

See it if love acapella! This ensemble is so talented and the show is pure delight. a fun experience.

Don't see it if you do not enjoy acapella.

84
Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Great singing, Romantic

See it if You want to hear beautiful voices tell you sweet simple songs

Don't see it if You want more complex musicals.

80
Clever, Great acting, Great singing, Relevant, Entertaining

See it if to hear great strong cappella singing. seeing commuters go through their personal lives

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


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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