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
Cartoonish, Entertaining, Great singing, Quirky, Clever

See it if A top tier cast perform in a cartoonish, yet strangely profound musical. Themes of xenophobia, depression, infidelity, LGBT love.

Don't see it if Emojiland is not for everyone. The humor is broad and juvenile. The set and costumes are gaudy. Think Be More Chill meets Sausage Party.

Also The cast of Emojiland is absurdly talented. Lesli Margherita is a riot... Read more Read less

72
Overrated, Quirky, Great singing, Disappointing, Entertaining

See it if For younger people who might think it's clever. Extravagant production. Many excellent actors who knock the numbers out of the park.

Don't see it if Doesn't make much sense, kind of boring and shrill but 2nd half picks up. Like "Be More Chill" but totally lacking heart.

77
Great singing, Quirky, Cliched, Funny, Clever

See it if you like pop culture references and a young cast bringing it to this sometimes funny musical

Don't see it if you are looking for something more serious or traditional musical theater

Also The cast is full on Broadway talent doing what they do best at time...... Read more Read less

75
A great cast working hard with uninspired material, Fluffy, Great singing

See it if You want your socks blown off with great singing and fun costumes, and don't mind pure silliness and cliches.

Don't see it if You want depth or any surprises.

Also I'm here for this cast, and they elevate it to more than the sum of it... Read more Read less

83
Funny, Entertaining, Clever

See it if You want to see a different twist on relevant topics. Very cute way to apply to very real topics.

Don't see it if You like only serious shows or something that puts a new twist on a relevant story.

87
Relevant, Great staging, Great singing, Funny, Clever

See it if you enjoy an original relevant musical with a great underlying political message! Great performances and staging!

Don't see it if you think it has anything to do with the Emoji Movie...it doesn't! Keep the little ones at home!

100
Intelligent, Great writing, Entertaining, Delightful, Clever

See it if If you love excellent theatre. Don't let the Emojis turn you away. The show is brilliant.

Don't see it if If you can't get past the idea of Emojis.

86
Great set and lighting, Great singing, Funny, Delightful

See it if you want a fun night in the theater.

Don't see it if Emojis are not something you understand or relate to.

Also I had a really fun time. The story is silly but what are Emoji's for? ... Read more Read less

85
Fun👍, Great for teens and tweens, Hilarious, Great singing, Entertaining

See it if This 👍fun & charming musical turns your favorite emojis in to musical characters. 💃🏽🕺🏼👸🏻🕵🏼‍♂️👩🏽‍⚕️👿🥰😎🤗Just a few of them!

Don't see it if If your not computer illiterate some translation will be needed . Or if a show bordering on a children’s/ family show is not your thing.

Also I ❤️ed The show . I smiled all night long! The costumes ,wigs and set ... Read more Read less

60
Fluffy, Excruciating, Great singing, Cliched, Ambitious

See it if you want to see some amazing talent giving their all to sing some... very mediocre songs.

Don't see it if you want a real 'musical' experience. This felt cheesy, dated, and cheap already. Not sure who the audience for this really is...

85
Relevant, Funny, Entertaining, Clever, Delightful

See it if You like clever, funny, relevant, and high energy musicals. Very entertaining! I give it a thumb up and a smiley face.

Don't see it if You do not use or understand emojis and what they stand for or you may feel lost.

85
Funny, Great acting, Great singing, Entertaining, Clever

See it if You like light-hearted subject matter and need something kid friendly. Cute story line and great performances. Worth your time.

Don't see it if You need something serious or more grown up subject matter.

82
Great music, Thought-provoking, Cliched, Relevant, Great singing

See it if you can look past the surface plot and ponder the show's deeper meanings about society, politics, and systems. So much was allegorical

Don't see it if you want something purely fluffy and fun. I found it a bit depressing.

Also Songs and song lyrics were smart and purposeful and music was good; no... Read more Read less

85
Hilarious, Great staging, Great singing, Clever, Funny

See it if You like funny songs performed by a top notch cast creating a wacky world inhabited by emojis who live in cell phones.

Don't see it if You like realistic musicals that are deep and emotional.

69
More for teenager, Some good singing, Baffling

See it if A few good songs and some good singing but that's about it. Creative and quirky

Don't see it if Made something out of nothing. Have potential but end up baffling. Not much artistic value. Don't understand why NY Times gave critic's pick

65
Great for young people, Talented cast, Funny, Disappointing, Great staging

See it if you are a young person who enjoys great staging, an energetic cast, great singing/dancing, funny emojo characters, and lighthearted humor.

Don't see it if you are looking for a substantive plot or more than just campy silliness apparently geared to a younger audience.

Also The Emojoland production brings to the stage an energetic talented cas... Read more Read less

86
Quirky, Funny, Great singing, Entertaining

See it if You’d like to see new work, enjoy musicals, ensemble cast that works well together, would like to be entertained

Don't see it if You are looking for a profound, revelatory show. This is not purely superficial but is not very deep either.

95
Great singing, Funny, Enchanting, Delightful, Clever

See it if you want to see a Broadway show at off Broadway prices

Don't see it if you don't like silly, serious-ish, fun musicals

Also A big show in a little space. Marvelous costumes, great choreography, ... Read more Read less

78
Indulgent, Clever, Funny, Great staging, Great singing

See it if You enjoy a big production with bells and whistles, funny costumes and silly humor, all kinds of B’way musical numbers and lights

Don't see it if If you’d like something more serious and important. The music is okay but all big and loud and that’s too much for me.

50
Clever, Quirky, Disappointing, Banal, Cliched

See it if you want to see the big names (Margherita, Crumm, Steele, Abud, Lamon) up close or a cool set

Don't see it if you want to see anything profound or want to leave with any song in your head...nothing special

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

84
Delightful, Funny, Fluffy, Entertaining, Clever

See it if you enjoy an ensemble piece that has a bit more under the surface than expected.

Don't see it if you don't have an open mind. I expected to not understand much because I am not an emoji user but the cast portrayals and story is universal

55
Overrated, Quirky, Disappointing, Cliched, Banal

See it if You like juvenile very broad banal comedic dialogue with unmemorable songs peppered with simple lyrics.

Don't see it if You like your shows with at least a smidge of adult sophistication or intelligence. If you are easily bored then stay away.

75
Profound, Great singing, Funny, Enchanting, Absorbing

See it if You want to see a show with a great message, cast and one that doesn't take itself too serious.

Don't see it if You don't want to see a fun, new kind of show, want something more serious.

65
Great singing, Great acting, Overrated, Quirky

See it if ... stellar performances from a hard-working cast, a very few decent songs and jokes, energetic, campy, mindless, second-rate silliness.

Don't see it if Tacky, earnest college attempt, "Gee, emoji's, let's make a musical!" NY Times liked it, but they didn't have to pay for their ticket.


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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