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

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

72
Great singing, Clever, Funny

See it if You want a comedic take on what those pesky emoji’s would be doing if they had a mind of their own.

Don't see it if You don’t enjoy absurd musicals or live bands or prefer deeper, thought provoking productions.

Also This production was fun, albeit too long for a comedy performance at 2... Read more Read less

67
Exhausting, Clever, Loud

See it if you want to see a troupe of very talented performers give their all.

Don't see it if musicals by Cole Porter or Noel Coward are your cup of tea.

Also There is intelligence and energy a-plenty in this production. BUT most... Read more Read less

75
Quirky, Fluffy, Funny, Clever

See it if You love the performers or want some lighthearted entertainment. Also if you’re willing to overlook some writing and tech flaws.

Don't see it if You want more moving or emotional subject matter.

68
Fluffy, Banal, Indulgent, Insipid, Overrated

See it if you spend more time looking at your phone than talking to people and love to go to bad pop concerts and like mindless fluff

Don't see it if you want to see a great musical with great singing, dancing or music...or if you are annoyed by young pop concerts.

79
Funny, Great acting, Entertaining

See it if You want to see great great singers and songs Good acting staging and funny

Don't see it if You want to see a traditional grow up musical

74
Great staging, Great singing, Funny, Entertaining, Clever

See it if you want a fun night at the theater with a hilarious cast, impressive vocals (Lucas Steele), creative costumes and staging.

Don't see it if lighthearted fun is not your idea of fun.

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

85
Enchanting, Great singing, Funny

See it if you enjoy bright, campy musicals with some real showcase numbers and a light plot. Princess, Nerd Face, and Construction Worker stood out.

Don't see it if you want a tight, surprising plot. The show is a little long, and not every moment shines. If you don't like puns, there are many of them.

Also I was somewhat disappointed that the Skull scenes didn't have more of ... Read more Read less

90
Clever, Great singing, Refreshing, Entertaining, Delightful

See it if you love camp, original musicals, for the actors, unique costuming, or shows with a lot of heart

Don't see it if you want something more serious, puns, sensitive to bright and flashing lights and lasers, or themes/lyrics based on pop culture

Also Saw this Jan 25 evening performance. It is 2hrs and 20 mins with one i... Read more Read less

87
Quirky, Hilarious, Entertaining

See it if Emojiland is a funny show that parodies the current politics and what can happen if we lock out the rest of the world.

Don't see it if If you’re not a fan of parodies or think we should build a wall around our country, you probably won’t enjoy it.

90
Intelligent, Fluffy, Quirky, Clever, Hilarious

See it if you want characters who make you laugh, and a story that makes you think. The tone is reminiscent of Avenue Q. The show is entertaining.

Don't see it if you prefer to see serious topics handled with gravity. The treatment is a bit fluffy, and it's aimed at an audience of young adults.

90
Hilarious, Great singing, Funny, Absorbing

See it if You have a fun sense of humor and are looking for a fun show to watch.

Don't see it if You dislike Silly humor

62
Fluffy, Hilarious, Great staging, Funny, Clever

See it if You want a good laugh.

Don't see it if You are offended by profanity.

80
Great staging, Funny, Entertaining, Great acting, Clever

See it if you enjoy fun stylized musicals (like Little Shop of Horrors) done by brilliant singers, enjoy laser effects, want something fun and light.

Don't see it if you don't like musicals or comedies, only like traditional Broadway shows, want deep meaning in a show, don't like small intimate theaters.

88
Clever, Great singing, Great acting, Entertaining, Delightful

See it if you're looking for a really fun night, you have been through a few generations of emojis, you want to hear some amazing singing and songs

Don't see it if you don't do silly, you hate cliches, you can't handle lasers/lights/haze/etc, you're looking for something super profound/life-changing

70
Insipid, Great singing, Funny

See it if you want to have a fun time and see a very talented cast

Don't see it if you don't like camp and are nit picky

Also this is a smart show and a fun time, not my type a show but entertaini... Read more Read less

91
Funny, Entertaining, Clever

See it if Want a great time for the whole family

Don't see it if You don't have a cellphone

78
Fluffy, Great singing, Entertaining, Delightful, Clever

See it if you enjoy seeing great performances by seasoned Broadway actors with fun and light materials

Don't see it if you want a serious musical - it's light comedy....but a lot of laughs and very well produced

76
Entertaining, Hilarious, Quirky, Fluffy, Clever

See it if you want a cotton candy show: bright, colorful, fun to eat, but has no nutritional value. Regardless, a great time!

Don't see it if you're expecting anything remotely serious.

75
Hilarious, Fluffy, Entertaining, Great singing, Slow

See it if You want to be pleasantly surprised by the depth of emoji emotions, and some clever lines, and catchy songs.

Don't see it if You hate emojis, pop culture, bathroom humor, or expect a a show with fully drawn out characters.

90
If you are looking to reboot your spirit, then download into your psyche the engaging & persuasive emoticons in this fun and smart musical ...

See it if you looking to have some fun! I wasn't expecting to enjoy this show as much as I did. "Fun" is the key element here.

Don't see it if a bit of stunt casting which almost derails the show might irk you. This performer's number and delivery are the weakest part of the show.

Also Besides being a lot of fun, the show also contains plenty of tender an... Read more Read less

65
Great singing, Confusing

See it if you really like emojis; if you want to hear some really good voices

Don't see it if you expect a comedy whose plot is confusing and consistent

80
Clever, Great singing, Funny

See it if You really like funny musical theater. This show is super cute and was nice to watch. The singing was good, the story was really interesting

Don't see it if You are looking for a more serious show or a highly polished show with lots of sets and transitions.

89
Great singing, Funny, Entertaining, Delightful, Clever

See it if You enjoy "relevant" and funny/silly entertainment with terrific singers. Very clever writers and great staging.

Don't see it if you don't care for original (sometimes silly) music and songs with simple but clever staging.


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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