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)


Great singing, Entertaining, Clever, Delightful, Funny
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Entertaining, Funny, Great singing, Delightful, Clever

See it if You enjoy a Capella comedies and have used subways (metros) to commute.

Don't see it if You want to hear songs that will leave a worm hole in your head. Well performed songs, but weak in meaning.

Clever, Entertaining, Delightful

See it if you get a kick from the pulse and the people of New York City. Stories so real I've been on the end on many of those phone calls. Wonderful!

Don't see it if you need 76 trombones. The performers provide all the music and sound effects, and WOW! You won't miss the band!

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.

Resonant, Great staging, Great singing, Entertaining, Absorbing

See it if You like fast paced musicals with a story based in NYC. People came here to achieve their dreams, to find love and etc. Loved the 270' view

Don't see it if You don't like musicals. Since it's already closed, you can't, even if you want to.

Delightful, Cliched, Entertaining, Great singing, Fun

See it if you want to see talented singers doing amazing things with their voices; if you want a very well-done, totally fun traditional Bway musical.

Don't see it if you're looking for a challenging, deep piece of theater. This is pretty light, and a bit predictable, but also a fun right from start to end

Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Quirky, Relevant

See it if You are a New Yorker (who gets frustrated by the MTA), like a capella, are a fan of Telly Leung and want to laugh.

Don't see it if You have never taken the subway or can't see something without an orchestra.

Also I had trouble hearing all the words of the faster songs. The slower so... Read more Read less

Clever, Entertaining, Great singing, Great staging, Relevant

See it if Enjoy a musical with some phenomenal singers with feel good songs.

Don't see it if Hate musicals and strong singers.

Delightful, Great singing, Refreshing, Entertaining, Fluffy

See it if Love aca paella and A sweet NYC story

Don't see it if If looking for a show with a deep meaning. I enjoyed it but it was just a sweet good show

Great singing, Entertaining, Delightful, Fluffy, Disappointing

See it if you want to experience an acapella musical with some great singing

Don't see it if you want anything more than a light hearted show, if you need a deep story, or if 'pop' will annoy you

Relevant, Great singing, Great staging, Delightful, Wonderful ensemble work

See it if you're a fan of strong a cappella singing; if you enjoy poignant tales of urban life, where you'll be moved by characters' struggles.

Don't see it if you're a pessimist who doesn't enjoy tales of hope in these difficult times; if you aren't a fan of beat-box (BoxMan is awesome!)

Absorbing, Clever, Delightful, Enchanting, Entertaining

See it if you like romances

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

Entertaining, Great singing, Great staging

See it if You like great singing and great Kathleen Marshall staging.

Don't see it if You like big splashy Broadway musicals as I do. This is more of an off-Broadway outing as his dear Evan Hansen

Clever, Delightful, Great staging, Funny, Thought-provoking

See it if You enjoy character-driven stories and fun music.

Don't see it if You do not appreciate New-York-specific humour.

Delightful, Entertaining, Great singing, Cliched, Romantic

See it if You enjoy great performers and wonderful singing

Don't see it if You require more originality in your storytelling

Also My friend and I enjoyed this much more than we expected and the audien... Read more Read less

Entertaining, Funny, Great singing, Quirky, Relevant

See it if You like beat boxing and musicals.

Don't see it if You paid a lot of money for your tickets, you may be disappointed.

Cute, Ambitious, Great singing, Cliched, Sweet

See it if you like modestly ambitious musicals that explore what musicals can be/do; if you liked FIRST DATE or NOW HERE THIS; if you love a capella

Don't see it if you're frustrated by super simple plotting & simpler characters; if beatbox beatitudes aren't your thing; if you just can't with a capella

Great singing, Great staging, Great acting, Entertaining, Fun

See it if The most fun I've had in the theatre in a while! A delightful show, score and experience. Excellent music - well written and performed.

Don't see it if If you are not a New Yorker, you will not get some of the inside jokes but you still still enjoy.

Ambitious, Great singing, Cliched

See it if You love acapella and talented singers

Don't see it if You prefer a complicated, interesting story

Delightful, Funny, Great singing, Great staging, Entertaining

See it if You've ever taken the NYC subway.

Don't see it if You need an intermission.

Delightful, Enchanting, Great singing

See it if It's Love Actually, with singing; or Avenue Q without the puppets, yet it is its own original love letter to NYC commuters and their lives.

Don't see it if This is a feel-good romantic comedy musical with clever observational humor, look elsewhere for deep insight and character development.

Entertaining, Funny, Clever, Great singing, Great staging

See it if you enjoy musicals,especially if you like a cappella,it was good,I liked the music,story and acting.

Don't see it if you dont like musicals or a cappella

Ambitious, Delightful, Cliched

See it if you love acapella and want to see how it can be incorporated as a form of musical story telling. Great show for New Yorkers!

Don't see it if you don't like acapella. Seriously. It's all acapella!

Also A bit cliched, but nonetheless, an impressive showcase for these voice... Read more Read less

Great singing, Great staging, Relevant, Entertaining, Funny

See it if Want to see an acapella musical with a very entertaining score. Many funny subway references

Don't see it if Hate the mta or need a big band. So really no reason to miss it

Delightful, Absorbing, Relevant, Resonant, Entertaining

See it if you are New Yorker and appreciate Ne. If you are open to cappella format. If you don't mind the show is less polished than most on Broadway

Don't see it if you like very polished Broadway shows

Relevant, Great singing, Entertaining

See it if You're from NY or know the subway struggle. Very entertaining. Relevant. And everyone can relate.

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

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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