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
77
Avg Score

83
Liked it so much more than i expected, Very contemporary yet a classic love story, Some terrific singing and comedic timing, Great costumes, props, lighting, Creative, fresh, fun & funny

See it if Want a light, fun, digitally-based Musical comedy. Get a kick out of sight gags/wordplay. A classic romcom updated and set in a smart phone!

Don't see it if Need seriousness or are easily offended by sophomoric humor.

73
But still not great, Better than expected, Great singing, Funny, Surprising

See it if you can overlook a silly premise and find a show that actually has a lot of heart and some decent songs behind it

Don't see it if you want your emojis to stay in your phone.

Also I'll be interested to see what this songwriting team can do when they'... Read more Read less

69
Loud, Clever, Bloated, Fluffy, Funny

See it if you're a big Lesli fan. She and Josh Lamon are truly hysterical.

Don't see it if you need shows to be more serious in tone.

Also I laughed enough overall to be very entertained, but overall the show ... Read more Read less

82
Fluffy, Refreshing, Great singing, Entertaining

See it if Crazy talent ... 🙂😘🤡🙄🤓. Lucas Steele crush. Campy fun.

Don't see it if Not for those who don’t have a cell phone 🤪

78
Delightful, Great staging, Great singing, Quirky, Entertaining

See it if as fun, fluffy, visually entertaining musical w/ great singing, exuberant young cast (occasionally hard to make out lyrics) & timely topic.

Don't see it if you need a meaty story line—this is about having fun, belting out ballads happy & sad, none-too-deep thoughts about tech & press to conform.

79
Dizzying, Fluffy, Funny, Entertaining

See it if you want to see a bunch of Broadway stars in a silly musical that doesn't make you think much. Great performances all around.

Don't see it if you want to see a show with a serious plot. Lesli Margherita is not in the show enough. She is brilliant and underutilized.

80
Funny, Entertaining, Enchanting, Delightful, Clever

See it if you want to see a fun, light hearted, endearing show. If you want to have fun & are quick on pun. To just get away from real life.

Don't see it if You want drama, seriousness, and reality. This is NOT it. If you don't like fun, quirky shows. You don't know what an Emoji is.

Also This is just a fun show to experience. Great singing, clever lines and... Read more Read less

71
Indulgent, Slow, Great staging, Great acting, Clever

See it if You like pop culture musicals great sets and singing , escapist fun and entertainment

Don't see it if 2 1/2 hrs without much content. Catchy tunes without much to say

95
Engaging, Funny, Campy, Delightful, Clever

See it if you want an evening of pure fun with a talented cast, great songs, great voices, never a dull moment

Don't see it if you don't like musicals or you only enjoy traditional musicals

83
Needs cuts, Funny, Entertaining, Clever

See it if You're a fan of the cast and want the opportunity to see them on an Off-Broadway stage. Lesli Margherita is the standout as usual.

Don't see it if You're expecting a perfect musical. There are good elements here but wayyyy too many. Several characters should be cut to make it 90 mins.

94
Great staging, Great singing, Great acting, Ambitious, Entertaining

See it if you know what you are walking into. This is not a show for everyone. This is like Be More Chill. Read the more to say for info.

Don't see it if you are not into technology or texting with emoji's.

Also The first 10 minutes were all over the place and confusing, and I was ... Read more Read less

69
Fluffy, Clever

See it if you want a light, musical. Though, pleasant songs begin to all sound alike.

Don't see it if you don't like musicals that can be a little to cutesy at times.

88
Delightful, Entertaining, Enchanting, Refreshing, Clever

See it if A great cast with tons of energy singing a fantastic score. Sets and Lighting are fantastic. A truly delightful fun evening

Don't see it if you are looking for an old style musical or a deep plot

69
Quirky, Fluffy, Disappointing, Clever

See it if You want to see something different, with strong performances and fun costumes and sets.

Don't see it if You don’t like silly musicals, or don’t own an iPhone with emojis!

82
Quirky, Great singing, Funny, Entertaining, Clever

See it if you want cleverly themed, costumed entertainment addressing some of relevant issues. Music was enjoyable and the cast was just fabulous!

Don't see it if you don’t understand emojis, flashing, strobe lights and dizzying stage.

81
Quirky, Relevant, Clever

See it if You like upbeat musicals. Follows a traditional arc but content fresh to the smart phone age. Well staged.

Don't see it if You want a deep show or serious brain food. It’s pure fun with very talented cast.

97
Fun, Entertaining, Great singing, Hilarious, Charming

See it if you enjoyed Be More Chill or enjoy the talents of the AMAZING cast. You love cute and cuddly characters and beautiful production values.

Don't see it if you disliked Be More Chill as being campy and boring, you don't like non-human characters or don't want to have a good time.

Also Emojiland is a wonderful show for kids and tweens with so much to enjo... Read more Read less

91
Land of honeys

See it if You liked Sponge Bob. You have a zany sense of humor.

Don't see it if You are over forty.

Also Stunned that 99% of the audience is under thirty, recent Sesame Street... Read more Read less

79
Raunchy, Fluffy, Great staging, Clever

See it if you enjoyed SpongeBob the musical or enjoy clever staging of cliched plots.

Don't see it if you want a complex plot. The story is fun but completely predictable.

88
If u luv queen lesli then this is all the review u need!! just go!!, Fluffy, Great singing, Entertaining, Funny

See it if If U braved the EMOJI movie w/ your kids, then know that EMOJILAND is NOTHING like that movie & not kiddie-material either. Techno-dialogue.

Don't see it if Skip if U don't like zany, wacky characters & prefer your emoticons more realistically portrayed- Really? Tho some of them do get emotional

Also First act is over an hour (so far, saw this in Previews), so hit the b... Read more Read less

90
Hilarious, Funny, Entertaining, Clever, Absorbing

See it if Emojis come to life! it's so silly that it's great. Fun show with a cast that's excellent. Go see it.

Don't see it if Silly comedy turns you off.

71
Fluffy

See it if If you want something light to distract you from the rest of the universe. This is pure escapism.

Don't see it if If you want something serious or if you don't enjoy comic musicals.

80
Great acting, Funny, Entertaining, Delightful, Clever

See it if You want stellar singing and dancing. World class.

Don't see it if You want a deep story.

79
Fluffy, Clever, Great singing

See it if Fantastic talented cast! Saw it twice 1st time: Hated it! 2nd time: liked it - silly, cute, fluffy and just enjoy is for what it is.

Don't see it if You want something thought provoking. There was a deeper meaning to the show about (Boarder wall ) but it’s so silly I missed the plot

83
Great costumes and wigs, Quirky, Great singing, Funny, Clever

See it if you like off-beat musicals, you are into technology, you are looking for something totally escapist

Don't see it if you want a standard musical, you want a solid book musical

Also This show was just fun. The idea was clever - about the emoji's in you... Read more Read less


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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