KPOP (Broadway)
Ends Dec 11 2h 15m
KPOP (Broadway)
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KPOP (Broadway) NYC Reviews and Tickets

74%
(248 Reviews)
Positive
74%
Mixed
19%
Negative
7%
Members say
Entertaining, Great singing, Delightful, Ambitious, Cliched

About the Show

Musical about the music genre featuring actual K-pop stars, including Luna, former member of f(x).

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Member Reviews (248)

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1054 Reviews | 258 Followers
70
Quirky, Fluffy, Great staging, Enchanting, Delightful

See it if Really good dancing and cheography. Singing too was good.

Don't see it if Weak book. lighting was blinding at times.

646 Reviews | 280 Followers
68
Tries 2 bring korean pop phenomenon to u.s., Manifold weaknesses but has its intense fans, Should kpop on bdway have been cancelled so soon?

See it if amazing spectacle/over the top costumes, lighting, sound, video; high energy boy/girl group singing/dancing; audience members pumped

Don't see it if what may have done it in: really lame plot w/o wit or urgency/contrast Jersey Boys; charctrs undifferentiated; unvaried choreo, tunes

700 Reviews | 106 Followers
80
Edgy, Great musical numbers, Great staging, Great singing, Entertaining

See it if you like a highly energetic show with great musical and dance numbers by a young cast with good voices. Not heavy on plot.

Don't see it if you don't like songs sung in Korean or like a strong plot or like an old fashioned style musical. Read more

499 Reviews | 728 Followers
75
Cliched, Fluffy, Entertaining, Great dancing, Melodramatic

See it if you enjoy KPOP music, electric choreography, or musicals that create a concert-type environment (like Six).

Don't see it if writing matters to you. The story is flimsy and melodramatic. You don’t go to this show for the story; you go for the musical numbers.

446 Reviews | 231 Followers
86
Great singing, Entertaining, Clever

See it if A new & youthful form of music has come to Broadway with great singing and precision dancing courtesy of South Korea.

Don't see it if While the plot was old & lacked creativity, those looking for a serious drama might want to skip this one.

410 Reviews | 59 Followers
78
Entertaining, Better for those under 20, Disappointing, Great dancing, Ambitious

See it if you are a fan of this genre of music or you just would like to experience it. It was fun to watch, but convoluted plot didn't work.

Don't see it if you need a real plot, not just something created as a back drop for the musical numbers. Or you don't like teeny-bopper music.

402 Reviews | 56 Followers
75
Loud & glaring lights, Good song & dance, High energy, Cliched, Entertaining

See it if you like very loud music, bright lights, young talented dancers & singers & extremely high energy.

Don't see it if you dislike very loud music, extremely bright lights and expect a story & plot that is not typical & cliched.

387 Reviews | 95 Followers
42
Delightful, Dizzying, Ambitious, Great singing, Disappointing

See it if You want to see a fantastic cast perform some great K-Pop music.

Don't see it if You are looking for a musical that will leave you thinking about it long after you leave the theater. Read more

Critic Reviews (19)

The New York Times
November 27th, 2022

"In its remaking for Broadway I wish 'KPOP' had preserved more moments ... that allow you to consider what the excitement of K-pop (for those who feel it) and the expressiveness of American musical theater (likewise) can profitably say to each other."
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Time Out New York
November 27th, 2022

"Adapting 'KPOP' for Broadway was never going to be an easy task, and the effort to do so is commendable. But somewhere along its rise through the air, the musical’s bubble has burst. It’s just OKpop now."
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New York Magazine / Vulture
November 27th, 2022

"There’s a lot in the musical 'KPOP' that makes for a successful show, including a winning ensemble, melodies that sneak into your ears and stay there, and rhythm-perfect choreography. But it has a curious inertia. It lacks drama."
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Entertainment Weekly
November 28th, 2022

"While the overall plot doesn't quite hit its mark, 'KPOP's' stellar musical numbers and all-star cast are able to turn the beat around into a solid, feel-good joyride that both K-Pop and musical fans can appreciate."
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Variety
November 27th, 2022

"The vulnerability behind what it takes to go big or go home is the secret, beating heart of 'KPOP,' a pulse that brings life to every chorus of its playlist."
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New York Theatre Guide
November 29th, 2022

"Beyond the echo-chamber narrative, there’s much to like. There’s an irresistible cast of performers — 18 of them are making Broadway debuts — and attention-getting work by the design team that delivers the goods and then some."
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New York Daily News
November 28th, 2022

“ 'KPOP' felt like it was struggling to fulfill all the complex expectations it was facing, ironically a manifestation of its own internal themes."
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Theatermania
November 27th, 2022

"There's not a weak link in the cast, which features some of the best vocalists and dancers on Broadway right now."
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