Already closed | 2h 20m | Midtown W

Emojiland: The Musical

From 209 member  reviews
Members say: Clever, Great singing, Entertaining, Funny, Quirky

About the show

'Emojiland" is a new, electric ensemble piece about a diverse community of archetypes who take one another at face value. More…

From the show:

Not to be confused with, and very much unlike The Emoji Movie, Emojiland is an electric ensemble piece about a diverse community of archetypes who take one another at face value: a smiling face dealing with depression; a princess who doesn’t want a prince; a skull dying for deletion; a nerd face too smart for his own good; a face with sunglasses who can’t see past his own reflection; and a police officer and construction worker who just want to work together. When a software update threatens to destroy life as they know it, Emojiland faces the most fundamental questions a society – and a heart – can face: Who are we? And who matters?


2h 20m | Already closed | The Duke on 42nd Street (Midtown W)

Member Reviews (209)

MEMBERS SAY:

Clever, Great singing, Entertaining, Funny, Quirky

9
And simlpy blah!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!, Quirky, Excruciating, Ambitious, Disappointing

See it if and only if you are one of those folks who insist on answering text messages with emojis instead of texted response. This show is for you.

Don't see it if you heard that actress Ann Harada is in the show. She is but DOESN'T appear on stage until the second act of this show/. BOO!!!

Also Despite the fact that I LOVED the voice of the Nerd Face Emoji played ... Read more Read less

30
Fluffy, Disappointing, Ambitious

See it if You like silly, fluffy, musicals.

Don't see it if You're hoping for a satire.

Also It didn't work for me. I was hoping it was a satire, but its a pretty ... Read more Read less

45
At least it’s not a jukebox musical

See it if you’re supportive of new work that doesn’t re-purpose already existing pop songs.

Don't see it if you yearn for a cohesive plot or characters to care about. A game cast cannot compensate for the lack of these critical elements.

Also Alas, I realized that this show is not for my demographic from the get... Read more Read less

35
Insipid, Banal, Ambitious

See it if You like some of the all-star cast.

Don't see it if You want to see a new musical that is deeper than a concept.

Also I wish they had found a more clever story to tell. Right now it’s a lo... Read more Read less

17
What were they thinking, Boring, Excruciating, Disappointing, Banal

See it if You want to wonder “why is this on stage “ and then realize it’s a poor BeMoreChill wanna be the squip now a skull many more similarities

Don't see it if Really just don’t

During previews
35
Disappointing

See it if You are young person in your life interested in musical theatre.

Don't see it if You’re looking for a show that is more then just a cute idea.

Also It’s a cute idea, but the extremely thin plot doesn’t help. At times i... Read more Read less

During previews
33
Quirky, Fluffy, Disappointing

See it if You like new musicals. You like musicals that are fluffy.

Don't see it if You want a new musical that is tight and doesn't feel very lite.

Also As perhaps at 30-45 minutes,I could have enjoyed this, but stretched o... Read more Read less

During previews
38
Disappointing, Dizzying

See it if You like to see all new musicals. You are a fan of the talented cast.

Don't see it if You want a new musical that is well paced and is more than fluff.

Also I’m all for a fluffy, “sit back and enjoy”, show. But for me none of c... Read more Read less

During previews
45
Dated, Cliched, Banal, Excruciating, Disappointing

See it if You want to see people who have been on broadway? 🤷🏻‍♂️

Don't see it if If you want to see an actual well written musical. I went in with an opened mind but this show was dreadful. Leslie M. was great.

During previews
10
Quirky, Relevant, Disappointing, Cliched, Excruciating

See it if You enjoy pop music inspired musicals.

Don't see it if You aren’t familiar with emojis.


January 19th, 2020
CRITIC’S PICK. "There’s a Rom-Com in Your Phone. With Music: Everybody’s on hand, from a variety of Smileys to Nerd Face, and from Princess to Pile of Poo."
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January 19th, 2020
3/5 Stars "With 16 musical numbers, dozens of characters, three main plot lines and a running time of well over two hours, it's a case of more-is-way-too-much, especially since the cyber-silliness isn't that well scripted. Thankfully, its...analog performances prevent the show from crashing."
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January 21st, 2020
"'Emojiland' Asks, Is It Really So Great to Be Alive?: Keith Harrison and Laura Schein wage war on nihilism inside an iPhone in their new musical at the Duke on 42nd Street."
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January 20th, 2020
"New Faces of 2020 Threaten The Status Quo in 'EMOJILAND'"
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