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

75
Great singing, Disappointing, Quirky

See it if you love acapella music

Don't see it if you're looking for deep story, it's pretty superficial.

75
Delightful, Cliched, Fluffy, Great singing, Relevant

See it if you like acapella music/your Pitch-Perfect-loving friend is in town/you want an overall pleasant (and forgettable) experience.

Don't see it if you're looking for something meatier.

Also If you are a New Yorker, it will resonate with you, although with the ... Read more Read less

75
Clever, Funny, Great singing, Quirky, Long

See it if you love A Capella singing and regularly ride the subway or have never been on a subway in your life - great voices -especially the bass.

Don't see it if you will miss the orchestra or are looking for a star or you appreciate intermissions when the story is not holding you in your seat.

81
Clever, Delightful, Entertaining, Refreshing

See it if A fun show with a simple plot revolving around New Yorkers who travel the subway. No real plot but delightful nevertheless.

Don't see it if You don't like simple musicals where you can just sit back and relax for awhile.

70
Entertaining, Funny, Refreshing, Clever

See it if you are interested to see a complete acapella musical. My friend and I both really enjoyed the show. With tweaking it could be much better.

Don't see it if You hate a lot of singing. A lot of the jokes are NYC based, hard for some tourists to understand.

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

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

81
Absorbing, Delightful, Great acting, Great singing, Relevant

See it if You live in New York and take the subway. You are in a transitional period of your life...but who isn't? You like beatboxing.

Don't see it if You want a musical with real music. You like serious pieces. You don't care other people's life story.

80
Clever, Delightful, Great staging, Ambitious, Great vocal arrangements

See it if You like musicals about disparate NYC millennials, are intrigued by intricate vocal arrangements taking the place of musical instruments.

Don't see it if You need to hear an orchestra, you don't like urban musicals about millennials' professional and personal problems, don't like gay themes.

98
Delightful, Entertaining, Great singing, Relevant, Cheery

See it if you want to see something positive with seriously excellent singing.

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

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.

81
Great staging, Clever, Great singing, Relevant, Entertaining

See it if Enjoy a musical about hipster Millenniums making a go of it in the big Apple with the subway as the stage

Don't see it if Turned off by the hype over hipster Millenniums and unable to deal with Changing social mores

91
Clever, Entertaining, Great singing, Refreshing

See it if You like acapella and beat boxing and light story lines.

Don't see it if You want to see something complicated or dark.

80
Entertaining, Great singing

See it if you want to see a fun, well-sung and excellently beatboxed show about the lives of New Yorkers.

Don't see it if you only like to see original plots and big budget sets and orchestras. Or hate conveyor belts.

82
Clever, Delightful, Great singing, Great staging

See it if A cappella musical. Creative with a light story line. A musical with no instruments and you would never know. Kathleen Marshall production.

Don't see it if you need only traditional musicals this one is far from it.

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.

100
Delightful, Great acting, Great singing, Saw it twice, loved it, the critics blew it.

See it if You love terrific acting and terrific music.

Don't see it if You are over-impressed with ho-hum theater critics.

Also Fresh, original, a winner. I saw it twice and would gladly see it agai... Read more Read less

76
Enchanting, Funny, Fluffy, Refreshing, Romantic

See it if You like simplistic rom-com type shows, fun beat-boxing, a cappella, cliche NYC stories (I recognized myself & friends in every story line).

Don't see it if You hate a cappella, prefer shows that take risks/edgier, don't care for NYC cliches. Solo voices were nice but didn't blend well.

Also It is a fun, fluffy piece that doesn't require a lot of thought.... Read more Read less

95
Delightful, Entertaining, Many stories within one show

See it if you love to hear beautiful voices, follow along several storylines that intermingle and just love a good show!

Don't see it if want a show that has instrumental accompaniment---or if you dislike beat box music

78
Delightful, Enchanting, Entertaining, Fluffy

See it if You love a capella and up beat heartwarming plays that are a bit fluffy. The singing is a joy. The beat boxer steals the show.

Don't see it if You don't like acapella and any play that could be described as "sweet."

75
Entertaining, Delightful, Great staging, Funny, Romantic

See it if you like a sweet, light musical

Don't see it if it may be too lightweight

75
Clever, Entertaining, Great singing, Original, Refreshing

See it if you like a capella and a story about New Yorkers.

Don't see it if you don't like watching a series of short skits.

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;

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

85
Entertaining, Great singing, Funny, Delightful, Enchanting

See it if You live in New York You ride the subways You enjoy an entertaining show

Don't see it if You don't like A Cappella


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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